Category: Gaming

Nintendo Switch’s Detachable Controller Design Faces Patent Lawsuit

The launch of the Nintendo Switch was an exciting time for the company whose last console was a failure costing the company lots of money. With the “secret sauce” of the Switch being its unique design with controllers that can be attached and detached depending on your playing environment. Unfortunately for Nintendo, this innovative design might not be exclusive to the company as another hardware developer Gamevice has filed a lawsuit accusing Nintendo of infringing on their detachable controller patent. This patent is a concept that consists of a computer device linked with a pair of connected controllers with a “flexible...

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Blizzard Introduces ‘Overwatch’ Deathmatch Modes For Arcade Playlists

Blizzard Entertainment's own Jeff Kaplan took to their YouTube account to announce the upcoming update which will add Overwatch deathmatch game modes to the arcade playlists. The first iteration is dubbed ‘free-for-all, ‘ and as expected it is you versus seven other players in a deathmatch where the winner is the first to 20 kills. Credits for unlocking loot boxes are awarded to players who finish in the top four. Team deathmatch utilizes the same six versus six structure as the standard quick match and competitive Overwatch game modes, but the sole objective is to be the first team to...

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Overwatch’s ‘Summer Games’ 2.0 Event Launches August 8th

Last year, Overwatch held their first seasonal event during the 2016 Summer Olympics dubbed the ‘Summer Games' which introduced limited time skins along with a fun Rocket League inspired ‘Lucioball' game mode. A new video was just uploaded to Blizzard's YouTube channel giving a developer update that announces the Summer Games 2.0 event will return on August 8th running through the 29th. If you missed out on last year's skins which arguably had some of the best (such as American McCree or Russian Zarya), you'll be able to purchase them at a discounted rate of in-game credit for the...

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Blizzard Will Release ‘StarCraft: Remastered’ On August 14th For $15

Starcraft is arguably the best real-time strategy game ever and it was one of the original sources of gaming competition with a massive e-sports scene overseas. The original title debuted back on March 31st in 1998 thus making the franchise over 19 years old. On April 19th, Blizzard delivered their first patch to the original in 8 years which made the title completely free to play for anyone regardless of whether they bought a license key in the past. While this was a cool way for veteran gamers to reminisce and new players to discover the franchise for the first...

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‘PlayStation Plus’ Price Raise Begins In Europe On August 31st

Sony's premium online gaming service, ‘PlayStation Plus‘ will soon see a price hike in Europe following the same increased in the US membership which rolled out last September. Members in the UK will see the monthly price jumping up from £6 to £7, the quarterly price from £15 to £20, and the yearly membership increases from £40 to £50. In other European nations, the price is rising to €8, €25 and €60, respectively. These price hikes will be taken into effect on August 21st, 2017. For those unfamiliar with PlayStation Plus, it is a premium membership much like Xbox Live that...

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Blizzard Shows Off ‘Garrosh’ Hero Spotlight For ‘Heroes Of The Storm’

While Blizzard's hit first-person shooter, Overwatch is a fan favorite raking in millions of dollars each month for the company, their MOBA dubbed Heroes of the Storm is still pumping out new content each month in the form of more heroes, skins, maps and brawl modes. The next hero coming to the nexus is the iconic war chief of the Horde, Garrosh initially introduced in Warcraft and also appearing as the default hero for the ‘warrior' class in their digital card title, HearthStone. In HOTS, Garrosh takes on the warrior role as well, bringing a new solo tank opportunity thanks...

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Astro Gaming Acquired By Logitech For $85M In Cash

Astro Gaming has been prominent in the gaming industry for several years now with major sponsorships within the MLG and competitive esports community. Their specialty is producing high-end audio solutions for console and PC gamers that are both functional and ultra-sleek. Earlier this morning, Logitech announced in a blog post that they will acquire Astro for $85M in cash along with their entire product lines to operate under the Logitech Gaming brand. Future plans include branding the Astro products for consoles whereas Logitech will remain the primary branding for their PC gaming products. Via: PC Gamer...

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Facebook Partners With ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ For Exclusive Streaming

Bluehole has been massively successful with the early access release of battle royale title, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG). The title was so successful that it sold more copies than any other game during their yearly ‘Summer Sale' despite it not being discounted during this period. Twitch has been a great marketing tool for PUBG as it has consistently maintained some of the highest viewership on the platform even topping veteran titles like H1Z1, CS: GO, World of Warcraft, LoL, Dota 2, Minecraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Grand Theft Auto V. According to reports, the developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Bluehole and Facebook have come...

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Oculus Rift VR Headset Gets A Temporary Price Drop To $399

With virtual reality becoming a staple in the gaming world, two headsets have dominated the market: the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Both headsets have been praised for different reasons, with the MSRP of the Oculus Rift coming in at $599 (plus $200 for the Touch Controllers) and the HTC Vive running $799. The difference in price has already swayed many budget-conscious gamers to lean towards the Oculus Rift, yet a temporary price drop was just announced that should further entice potential VR enthusiasts. As part of a temporary price drop, Oculus is now selling a headset and touch controllers...

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Doomfist Finally Makes His Way To Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’

Blizzard's first attempt at a competitive first person shooter has been overwhelmingly successful for the company, and their focus now has been on balancing the existing characters along with adding new content to the game in the form of characters, maps and unlockable content (skins, voice lines, sprays, player icons and more). In March of this year, the company unveiled Orisa who became the 24th playable hero in the Overwatch universe filling in the role of a tank. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation in the Overwatch community as to what the next hero release would...

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