New Pokémon Company press conference coming May 28

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New Pokémon Company press conference coming May 28

The Pokémon Company is holding a special press conference in Tokyo, Japan on Tuesday, May 28, promising news on “a number of topics of interest to Pokémon fans.” The presentation is separate from the recently announced Nintendo Direct focused on Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

The Pokémon Company’s 2019 press conference will be broadcast on the company’s YouTube and Twitch channels on May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Bloodstained premium DLC plans announced, angering some fans

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Bloodstained premium DLC plans announced, angering some fans

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will offer up six optional modes of play plus other playable characters, for free, after the game’s launch in June. Some of this content will even be available day one, publisher 505 Games said on Thursday.

The day one freebies will be the Boss Rush and Speedrun modes, as well as a Pure Miriam outfit for the main player character. Later on, Bloodstained will get two more playable characters, the Roguelike, Chaos, Classic and Boss Revenge modes, plus multiplayer (local and online) for some cooperative and competitive modes.

Travis Strikes Again coming soon to PC and PS4

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Travis Strikes Again coming soon to PC and PS4

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, the third game in Suda51’s eclectic No More Heroes series, will come to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via Steam). More details are coming later, Studio Grasshopper Manufacture said yesterday.

Travis Strikes Again launched in January for Nintendo Switch. Its predecessor, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle launched all the way back in 2010 for Wii and no other systems. The first game in the series, No More Heroes, was a 2008 Wii exclusive that later came to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise.

‘Gaming disorder’ officially on World Health Organization’s list of diseases

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‘Gaming disorder’ officially on World Health Organization’s list of diseases

The World Health Organization today adopted a revision to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), and that includes for the first time “Gaming disorder,” which is considered an addictive behavior disorder.

“Gaming disorder” is listed after “gambling disorder” in ICD-11 and uses that disorder’s language almost word-for-word, replacing “gambling” with “gaming.” Gambling disorder was formerly “pathological gambling” in ICD-10, which the WHO ratified in 1990. The text of ICD-11 was finalized a year ago; today’s action, at the 72nd World Health Assembly, was its formal adopting. The revision takes effect Jan. 1, 2022.

Conan Unconquered RTS from C&C makers launches a day early

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Conan Unconquered RTS from C&C makers launches a day early

Conan Unconquered, the strategy title from Command & Conquer remaster-makers Petroglyph Games, is launching early. It’s only a day early, but still, RTS fans get it May 29, 2019 on Windows PC.

The game was announced back in December; Funcom calls it a fast-paced strategy game pitting players against enemy waves of increasing size and strengths. Players must build and strengthen their forts to withstand the hordes, and can bring out gargantuan units to throw down and blow their ass away when the going really gets tough.

Overwatch League boss leaves for Epic Games

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Overwatch League boss leaves for Epic Games

Epic Games on Friday confirmed that it hired the commissioner of the Overwatch League and he will now oversee the company’s esports efforts. ESPN first reported the news yesterday evening.

Nate Nanzer announced late Friday, on Twitter, that he was leaving Activision Blizzard. ESPN confirmed with Epic that Nanzer had joined them. In his tweet, Nanzer called the move “the toughest decision of my life,” and said “it has been the honor of my life” to work with his colleagues in the Overwatch League.

The first woman in the NBA 2K League is focused on putting in the work

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The first woman in the NBA 2K League is focused on putting in the work

Chiquita Evans has been a professional esports athlete for barely a month, and yet she already sounds like a seasoned veteran when she’s talking to the media.

“The first few days, everybody’s moving in, is getting to know each other, hanging out and stuff like that,” Evans tells Polygon of the transition to Oakland, California. “And then it’s straight to work, straight to business, you know, trying to make sure that we’re getting the team chemistry that we need in order to be successful in the league this year.”

Dota 2 pro won’t play unless Valve confronts hate speech

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Dota 2 pro won’t play unless Valve confronts hate speech

The Epicenter Major for Dota 2 will be a major event on the road to The International, but one player says he won’t be there unless Valve addresses a string of remarks made by a world champion. Alexei “Solo” Berezin, a player on Virtus Pro, spoke out about comments made by Sébastien “7ckngMad” Debs, who also goes by the name of Ceb.

A user on Reddit posted screenshots of a match, in which Debs made several comments, including ones where he called the user a “cuck”, referred to Russians as “fucking animals”, and said that “russian whores” would “sell their mother for mmr [matchmaking rating].”