Taiwanese Hearthstone caster fired after Hong Kong controversy says he still doesn't know why

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Taiwanese Hearthstone caster fired after Hong Kong controversy says he still doesn't know why

This weekend, Hearthstone pro Chung "blitzchung" Ng Wai created an ongoing international incident when he celebrated his victory at the Asia Pacific Hearthstone Grandmasters tournament by calling for Hong Kong's liberation from China during a post-match interview. A day later, Blizzard took severe action against Chung, seizing his prize winnings and banning him from competing in official tournaments for one year.

See Fallout 4's Preston Garvey in his final form—a super mutant

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See Fallout 4's Preston Garvey in his final form—a super mutant

Poor Preston Garvey. All he wants to do is rebuild the Commonwealth by nagging you to help out settlements every fifteen seconds for the entirety of Fallout 4. And for that, he's become a punching bag for the entire internet. Just a few months ago a modder made Preston Garvey six inches tall and gave him a chipmunk voice, a true indignity for a good man with a harmless (yet obnoxious) settlement fetish. 

Argonus and the Gods of the Stone is an old-school adventure inspired by '70s fantasy films

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Argonus and the Gods of the Stone is an old-school adventure inspired by '70s fantasy films

Argonus and the Gods of Stone is a new free-roaming adventure game from Zojoi, the maker of the (very) retro revival Shadowgate. It's not as punishing as its predecessor—it won't instantly kill you for looking in the wrong direction—but even so it's a very old-school sort of experience that has you shipwrecked on an island in mythological ancient Greece that's filled with alarmingly lifelike stone statues.

Here are Hearthstone's new 1000-win class portraits

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Here are Hearthstone's new 1000-win class portraits

In September, Blizzard teased a Hearthstone Halloween event that would include, among other tricks and treats, new class portraits that will require 1000 wins per class to be earned. The big event got underway today, which means players can finally get a look at what all that effort is going toward.

This HP PC with an RTX 2080 is down to $1,400 right now

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This HP PC with an RTX 2080 is down to $1,400 right now

If you're in the market for a top-of-the-line PC, but you don't necessarily want to put the parts together yourself, a good deal on a gaming PC has cropped up today. One of HP's Omen gaming desktops has dropped to $1,399.99 at Best Buy, a total of $600 off the original price.

Activision details Modern Warfare's Special Ops modes

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Activision details Modern Warfare's Special Ops modes

Activision has revealed more about what we've got to look forward to in the Special Ops mode that will be included with the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot coming later this month. The four-player co-op modes will see an alliance led by the stalwart forces of good and righteousness at the CIA and FSB working to disrupt the operations of the global terrorist organization Al-Qatala.

Blizzard subreddit goes private in the wake of Blitzchung backlash

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Blizzard subreddit goes private in the wake of Blitzchung backlash

The blowback from Blizzard's extremely heavy-handed reaction to Hearthstone Grandmaster Chung 'blitzchung' Ng Wai's call for freedom for Hong Kong yesterday—removal from Grandmasters, a year-long suspension from all competition, loss of all season two winnings, and the effective firing of the two casters involved—has come unexpectedly fast and furious. Fans and players are pledging to boycott Hearthstone and other Blizzard games in response, and earlier today the Blizzard subreddit was made private, meaning that it can only be accessed by people specifically invited by the moderators.