Dota Auto Chess adds familiar faces in new patch

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Dota Auto Chess adds familiar faces in new patch

Dota Auto Chess’ popularity has been steadily growing over the past few months, with over 8 million subscribers on Steam Workshop. A new patch dropped on Monday, introducing familiar Dota 2 characters Io and Dazzle. Here is everything you need to know about Auto Chess’ latest patch, as well as a complete list of changes.

Dazzle is a Troll Priest in Auto Chess. Previously, there were only four Trolls in the game, meaning you’d need all of them to get a powerful attack speed bonus for all your units. Dazzle makes getting that bonus much easier.

Xbox Games with Gold adds Marooners, The Golf Club 2019 to May lineup

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Xbox Games with Gold adds Marooners, The Golf Club 2019 to May lineup

The free games available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in May were announced on Monday, and include Marooners and The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA Tour.

Marooners is a multiplayer party game that lets players compete in various minigames either online or via local multiplayer. The Golf Club 2019 is 2K Sports’ officially-licensed golf simulator, with a new career mode following the player through various golf tournaments and events.

Riot Games employees reportedly plan walkout to protest company policies

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Riot Games employees reportedly plan walkout to protest company policies

Riot Games employees are planning a walkout in response to the company’s attempt to block lawsuits from employees, according to reports from Waypoint and Kotaku.

On Friday, Kotaku reported that Riot Games was seeking to prevent employees from filing lawsuits against the company. Kotaku’s report noted that five current and past employees of Riot Games were attempting to sue the company over gender discrimination. In response, Riot is forcing two of the five people into arbitration, saying that they waived their rights to sue the company once they joined Riot.

Eve Online developer retracts accusations of wrongdoing, reinstates banned politician

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Eve Online developer retracts accusations of wrongdoing, reinstates banned politician

Eve Online developer CCP Games has retracted its allegations against Brian Schoeneman, a real-world politician and a democratically elected member of Eve’s in-game advisory council. In addition, the Icelandic developer says in a blog post that it will be “returning any confiscated assets and providing rectification as appropriate.” In a joint statement shared with Polygon, Schoeneman says he accepts the apology.

Known as “Brisc Rubal” in the game, Schoeneman made headlines when he ran for a seat on the Council of Stellar Management (CSM), Eve’s advisory council. His elaborate campaign video, leveraging his experience as a professional lobbyist and life-long Republican politician, helped him get elected. In June 2018 he began a one-year term alongside nine other player representatives. Those same representatives eventually turned him in, presenting CCP with evidence that he broke the body’s elaborate non-disclosure agreement and shared confidential information with other players.

Here’s your first look at Dr. Robotnik from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie

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Here’s your first look at Dr. Robotnik from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie

It’s been more than four months since our first peek at the live-action Sonic the Hedgehogand those legs — and now comes the time to process the movie’s take on Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik. Thanks to what appears to be a leak on the eve of the Sonic movie’s first trailer, we have a glimpse of Jim Carrey’s role as the hedgehog’s longtime nemesis.

The image was posted by the Segabits Twitter account, though it doesn’t specify the source of the leak. And it’s pretty basic: Jim Carrey in a red jacket, sporting a thick mustache, sitting in the cockpit of a ship, and wearing a pair of goggles. It’s a simple, straightforward interpretation of the cartoonish Robotnik.

New Super Mario Maker 2 details revealed through poster

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New Super Mario Maker 2 details revealed through poster

New details about Super Mario Maker 2 have been revealed from a new poster going up in Japanese electronics stores and spotted by users on Twitter. The poster appears to confirm previously unannounced gameplay details coming in the Nintendo Switch sequel, including Meowser and Charvaarghs from Super Mario 3D World and a host of smaller details, like how the game presents a jungle-themed world in the 8-bit style of Super Mario Bros.

More importantly, it’s a peek at all the new ingredients and extra flavors that Nintendo is throwing into the pot for Super Mario Maker 2.

Report: Microsoft excluding Minecraft creator from anniversary event over ‘comments and opinions’

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Report: Microsoft excluding Minecraft creator from anniversary event over ‘comments and opinions’

Microsoft will exclude Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson from the game’s 10-year anniversary celebrations later this month, reports Variety. The company says Persson’s “comments and opinions” are simply too toxic for him to be associated with its brand. The news comes one month after Microsoft quietly scrubbed references to Persson from the game’s loading screen.

“His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Variety.

Turns out Shovel Knight is a 3D game — seriously

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Turns out Shovel Knight is a 3D game — seriously

Boundary Break, the YouTube series by Shesez, has shown us secrets of Fallout 3, Silent Hill 2, and even Toad’s head by going beyond the limitations of in-game cameras and perspectives. Now comes a revelation at least as startling: Shovel Knight is actually a 3D game.

As spied earlier by Kotaku, the latest Boundary Break episode talks to Yacht Club Games developers to shed light on that bizarro plot twist. (Indeed, the studio provides the camera tool Shesez uses to show how the game is rendered). Yes, Shovel Knight is a classic side-scrolling platformer, but the game has a 3D engine because Yacht Club didn’t really know what it wanted to do at the time they got started.