Overwatch's Workshop now has programmable bots, enabling training modes and Auto Chess-like experiments

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Overwatch's Workshop now has programmable bots, enabling training modes and Auto Chess-like experiments

In an update on the Overwatch PTR yesterday, Blizzard added a new functionality to the Overwatch Workshop—the custom game tools that players have used to build everything from Torbjörn Golf to a functioning Portal gun. The new feature is programmable dummy bots—hero entities that have no human or AI controlling them, and can thus be programmed using Workshop actions to move, aim, activates skills, and do most things that a real player can do.

An incredulous Steve Harvey told Ninja to 'make some money' as a gamer in 2015

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An incredulous Steve Harvey told Ninja to 'make some money' as a gamer in 2015

That famed Fortnite streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins appeared on Family Feud a few years ago—and did pretty well—is one of those things that's known (Polygon reported on it in May 2018), yet not really firmly grasped. There might be a faint tickling in the back of your mind when subject comes up that, yes, you know this, but you can't quite put your finger on it because you haven't seen it.

Echo Fox ownership sought a restraining order against co-founder Rick Fox

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Echo Fox ownership sought a restraining order against co-founder Rick Fox

The ongoing Echo Fox drama has taken an unexpected twist, as the Washington Post reported today that eight partners in the organization filed for a restraining order early today against co-founder Rick Fox. The ownership partners said the order, which was denied by a Los Angeles court, was necessary because otherwise they "will be subject to the whims of a rogue [general partner] who repeatedly has demonstrated that he is unbound by the business judgment of other members of the [partnership] or the advice of its qualified professionals and governed only by his own self-interest."

Bungie says Activision wasn't a 'prohibitive overlord' on Destiny 2

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Bungie says Activision wasn't a 'prohibitive overlord' on Destiny 2

Bungie's surprise Destiny 2 divorce from Activision earlier this year left an impression among some fans that the biggest problem with the game up to that point was, in a word, Activision. The dramatic updates Bungie has made to the game since then, including to the Eververse Store monetization and the upcoming launch of the free New Light, have helped solidify that belief. In an interview with Eurogamer, however, communications director David "Deej" Dague said the split was not acrimonious, but simply the result of changing priorities.

Celtic RPG The Waylanders shows off cinematic trailer and gameplay

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Celtic RPG The Waylanders shows off cinematic trailer and gameplay

After last year's successful crowdfunding campaign, classic-style RPG The Waylanders returns with a new cinematic trailer. Although there's no new gameplay to be gleaned, the trailer contrasts the game's two time periods: the Celtic and Medieval eras of northwestern Spain and Ireland.