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Fortnite Leakers Band Together To Swear Off Spoiling This Weekend's Big Event

Fortnite Leakers Band Together To Swear Off Spoiling This Weekend's Big Event

In these days of rampant data mining, few things are ever truly surprises. Even Fortnite’s seemingly endless parade of (often literal) bashes isn’t immune, with big moments like the Tilted-Towers-leveling Vault event getting spoiled before players could experience them firsthand. This weekend, though, longtime leakers—people with the word “leak” front and center in their handles—have decided...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 19, 2019 at 07:00. 8 comments

Streamer Tries To Test PUBG Bug, Accidentally Lands Shot Of A Lifetime

Streamer Tries To Test PUBG Bug, Accidentally Lands Shot Of A Lifetime

Sometimes, there’s just no point in trying—for instance, when you’ve got to nail a shot on a target that’s several football fields’ worth of space away. Luckily for Twitch streamer Jake “ChocoTaco” Throop, he wasn’t trying at all. Or at least, he wasn’t trying to do that particular thing.

Throop just wanted to demonstrate a Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds bug that involved his gun’s bolt. This...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 19, 2019 at 05:30. 1 comments

In Dustnet, You Explore The Ruins Of One Of Video Games' Most Beloved Maps

In Dustnet, You Explore The Ruins Of One Of Video Games' Most Beloved Maps
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Even within the internet’s vast digital memory, nothing is guaranteed to last—especially not games. Maybe a company runs out of money and has to cut the cord. Or maybe disinterest turns servers into ghost towns, with not even a pixelated tumbleweed in sight. Dustnet takes the latter idea to its utmost extreme,...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 19, 2019 at 03:45.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has explained how the new role queue feature will work in-game

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has explained how the new role queue feature will work in-game

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan has explained how the new role queue feature will work in-game. Both quick play and competitive modes will, by default, incorporate role queue. You’ll queue up for matches based on whether you want to play tank, damage, or support, and in the case of competitive, you’ll have a separate skill rating for each role. Blizzard is anticipating an initial...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 18, 2019 at 07:00.

Dota Underlords' Meta Is In An Awkward Spot

Dota Underlords' Meta Is In An Awkward Spot
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Ideally, Dota Underlords, like its auto-battler kin, plays out as a game of slow-build strategy in which you amass an army of heroes based on synergies between them. Maybe that means a chanting brood of surprisingly survivable warlocks. Maybe that means a beefy team of brawny boys who are even beefier together...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 18, 2019 at 04:30.

Bernie Sanders Finally Appears On His Own Twitch Channel—During Amazon Boycott

Bernie Sanders Finally Appears On His Own Twitch Channel—During Amazon Boycott

Last time we checked in on endearingly grouchy democratic socialist uncle and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ Twitch channel, it was notably lacking in Bernie Sanders himself . It also felt more like a campaign commercial than any sort of broadcast Twitch viewers were used to seeing. Yesterday evening, Sanders and company finally addressed one of those issues, though they probably could...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 17, 2019 at 07:30. 9 comments

The Internet Reacts To Hanzo's Abtacular Summer Skin

The Internet Reacts To Hanzo's Abtacular Summer Skin

We’re once again in the midst of summer’s steamiest months, and you know what that means: Blizzard has made yet another Overwatch character hot. Also, Lucioball is back for the fourth year in a row. Between those two things, it’s unsurprising that it’s Hanzo “Hotzo” Shimada who’s the talk of the balmy beach town right now.

Today, Blizzard surprise- (well, sorta-surprise-) launched Overwatch’s...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 17, 2019 at 04:15. 1 comments

Overwatch League is officially leaving Los Angeles next year

Overwatch League is officially leaving Los Angeles next year

Overwatch League is officially leaving Los Angeles next year. Well, for the most part. Season three will consist of 52 “homestead weekend events” at venues in teams’ home cities. Teams will be split into four divisions based on relative travel distance between their locations. All games will take place on weekends, as opposed to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday like they do now. As a...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 16, 2019 at 07:30. 14 comments

2018's Worst Overwatch League Team Just Won A Championship

2018's Worst Overwatch League Team Just Won A Championship

Around this time last year, the professional Overwatch team Shanghai Dragons had just finished up a history-making 0-40 season . At the time, nobody would have expected that just one year later they’d be leaving the league’s top three teams in a heap of black-and-blue bodies on the ground. Maybe they should change their name to the Shanghai Phoenixes.

Overwatch League season two’s third stage...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 16, 2019 at 05:00. 14 comments

Some Streamers Are Boycotting Twitch In Support Of The Amazon Prime Day Strike

Some Streamers Are Boycotting Twitch In Support Of The Amazon Prime Day Strike

Unless you’ve got the world’s most powerful ad blocker, you’re probably painfully aware that it’s Prime Day, a holiday that Amazon made up because it could. Deals parade naked in the streets and the company hosts glitzy concerts, all to encourage Amazon Prime subscribers to stick around. For the second year in a row, however, some Amazon warehouse workers are striking in the midst of all...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 17:30.

Doors, The Ultimate Counter-Strike Enemy

Doors, The Ultimate <i>Counter-Strike</i> Enemy
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And now, repeat after me the hallowed words of our people: "Aaaaagghhh nonononoooo! ...God damn it."

Here's the full video of a situation I'm sure at least a few of us have encountered, courtesy of Sergey Menshykov:

You're...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 17:29.

Four Players Have Quit Overwatch League In The Last Two Weeks

Four Players Have Quit <i>Overwatch </i>League In The Last Two Weeks

Expansion teams and new meta aside, Overwatch League season two has felt, for the most part, like business as usual. Behind the scenes, however, teams continue to practice, scrimmage, and prepare rigorously, all while planning for a third season in which they’ll move to their respective cities all across the world. It appears to be taking a toll.

Following the abrupt departure of troll king...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 17:26.

Overwatch League's Season Two Debut Was Exciting Despite An Unpopular Meta

<i>Overwatch</i> League's Season Two Debut Was Exciting Despite An Unpopular Meta

Standing in the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California for Overwatch League season two’s debut, I heard some of the biggest cheers of the night when, after a long evening of matches, Shanghai Dragons and Hangzhou Spark flipped the script. Tank-and-healer-heavy compositions had formed the core of every other match, but in this one, Reaper, Sombra, Bastion, Tracer and more made appearances on an...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:43.

Mosh Pit Simulator, one of the more captivatingly bizarre VR games I’ve ever seen, is now in early a

Mosh Pit Simulator, one of the more captivatingly bizarre VR games I’ve ever seen, is now in early a
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Mosh Pit Simulator, one of the more captivatingly bizarre VR games I’ve ever seen, is now in early access. It’s the latest creation from Sos Sosowski, who released the equally bizarre (though not VR) McPixel back in 2012. Mosh Pit Simulator takes place in a world that’s become an endless mosh pit,...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:35.

Only One LGBTQ Person Allowed Per Team In LoL Tournament [UPDATE]

Only One LGBTQ Person Allowed Per Team In <i>LoL </i>Tournament [UPDATE]

Garena, operator of League of Legends in places like Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and the Philippines, is hosting an all-women eSports competition. Hurrah! There's just one problem: they've put a limit on the number of LGBTQ people allowed per team because they might offer an "unfair advantage."

It's a puzzling policy that could've, admittedly, been mangled a bit by the language barrier. But still,...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:32.

Breath Of The Wild First-Person Mod Kicks All Kinds Of Ass

<i>Breath Of The Wild</i> First-Person Mod Kicks All Kinds Of Ass

Since time immemorial, Zelda fans have wanted to journey through Breath of the Wild’s gargantuan exploration paradise in first-person. But they’ve especially wanted to do that since the all-too-memorable time of last week, when Nintendo debuted a lackluster Labo VR mode for the timeless adventure . Now they can.

Like other Breath of the Wild upgrades , alterations , and hedgehog-centric fever...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:31.

Devil May Cry 5 Slightly Censored, But Only On PS4

<i>Devil May Cry 5</i> Slightly Censored, But Only On PS4

Devil May Cry is known for many things: great combat, cheesy one-liners, devils that rarely, if ever, actually cry. But it’s not known for nudity. That’s made the occasional flashes of forbidden flesh all the more noticeable in Devil May Cry 5, especially given that how much nudity you see is determined by the platform you’re playing on.

The latest game in the long-running series of...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:17.

People Who Haven't Played Spider-Man Are Mad The Developers Took Out A Puddle

People Who Haven't Played <i>Spider-Man</i> Are Mad The Developers Took Out A Puddle

They say there’s no use crying over spilled milk, but what about spilled water? That, according to a contingent of Spider-Man fans, is worth a fuss of superheroic proportions.

The new Spider-Man game is mere days from leaping out of developer Insomniac’s imagination factory and into our living rooms, but even though it’s not out yet, people are already crying foul over a supposed graphical...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 15:20.

Overwatch Player Uses Sombra Glitch To Go Skydiving

<i>Overwatch </i>Player Uses Sombra Glitch To Go Skydiving
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Sombra is a free spirit, a rebel. You can’t put her in a box. I mean that literally, by the way.

So, for the uninitiated (or those who’d rather not venture to the unruly Wild West that is Overwatch’s PTR), Sombra can teleport. She has a translocator device, which she can lob pretty far. Wherever it goes, Sombra can...

Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 15, 2019 at 15:03.

No Truce With The Furies is a “police procedural RPG” that looks fascinating

No Truce With The Furies is a “police procedural RPG” that looks fascinating

No Truce With The Furies is a “police procedural RPG” that looks fascinating. Dialogue is the focus, and you have an inventory for your thoughts. It takes place in a seaside city, but also there’s disco. The game’s big influences are Planescape Torment and Kentucky Route Zero. It’ll be out later this year.

Hat tip to Rock Paper Shotgun for this one.

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