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League of Legends — Longzhu Gaming vs. Ever8 Winners

Longzhu Gaming put away Ever8 Winners in a quick 2-0 sweep to close out Week 4, Day 1 of League of Legends Champions Korea play in Seoul, South Korea. The 2017 League of Legends Hub is your stop for all the information you need about the five major regions. You’ll find stats, standings, results, recaps and more, all in one place. Longzhu Gaming’s team composition in Game 1 was full of comfort picks in a …

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E3 2017: Detroit: Become Human Will Launch in 2018, Quantic Dream Confirms

Share. “It’s going to be next year.” By Alex Osborn Quantic Dream’s upcoming PS4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human will be released sometime next year. Game director David Cage confirmed the release window in an interview with GameSpot at E3, saying, “it’s going to be next year.” Detroit: Become Human was shown at E3 last week, and we got a chance to see a demo that centered around Markus, the recently-revealed third protagonist of the game, …

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Huge new gaming convention PlayersXpo coming to Dublin

Great news for gamers – as Dublin is set to play host to a massive convention later this year. PlayersXpo will run at the Convention Centre in the city centre on the weekend of October 28 and 29 and promises to be “bigger and better than anything Ireland has seen before”. Organised by Independent News & Media (INM), the inaugural event will showcase games from the top companies in the world, including Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, with 4,500 …

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Diablo 3 Rise of the Necromancer Release Date Revealed

By Seth G. Macy The Rise of the Necromancer expansion for Diablo III is coming digitally to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on June 27. The expansion brings with it the return of the Necromancer class, last seen in Diablo II. The return of Necromancers to Diablo, who “draw upon the power of blood and bone to protect humanity,” was first rumored last November when concept art leaked online. Rise of the Necromancer includes a Golem …

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E3 2017: Rocket League Dev on Cross-Network Play’s Importance to Industry

Share. Psyonix’s Jeremy Dunham discusses cross-platform play’s significance. By Jonathon Dornbush With the announcement of Rocket League coming to the Nintendo Switch, Psyonix has opened up more possibilities of cross-network play, a feature that, according to the company’s Vice President Jeremy Dunham, is key to the longevity of games across generations. Speaking with IGN during an E3 2017 interview, Dunham discussed the developer’s focus on cross-platform play, which now allows Rocket League players to compete …

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Hitman’s First Section Has Been Made Free

Share. The ICA Facility, not Paris. By Matt Porter If you haven’t played Hitman yet, newly independent developer Io-Interactive has a treat for you, as it has made the first section of the game completely free. The ICA Facility location has two story missions, two escalation contracts, over 40 challenges, 17 achievements, and you’ll also be able to see all the associated cut-scenes. If you decide to buy the game after playing, all your progress …

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Spider-Man Comics to Prepare You for the PS4 Game

Share. Time to do a little homework before picking up that controller. By Jesse Schedeen There were many promising games on display at E3 this month, but for superhero fanatics, E3 was really just “Spider-Man Week.” Sony offered a tantalizing new glimpse at Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game, one that will hopefully do for the wallcrawler what Arkham Asylum did for Batman. Unlike most Spider-Man games of yesteryear, Insomniac’s game isn’t directly based on the comics, …

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Project Rap Rabbit Kickstarter Fails, Development ‘Cannot Continue at This Time’

Share. The developers are still optimistic, though. By Matt Porter Last night, Project Rap Rabbit failed to meet its Kickstarter goal of £855.000, and production has been halted for now. Project Rap Rabbit was an idea from the creators of classic rhythm games Parappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man, however the Kickstarter only managed to raise £162,057 during the funding period. The pitch was a good one, with the game apparently going to reward experimentation …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Standalone Rumored to Be Coming After All

By Joe Skrebels New leaks suggest that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – previously only available with certain Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare special editions – will be released as a standalone, boxed game. According to CharlieIntel, retailers have already begun receiving boxed editions of the game (you can see an image below). Various reports suggest the game will be receiving a surprise release either today (June 20) or next week, on June 27. …

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MTG to Acquire U.S. Cross-Platform Games Publisher Kongregate

MTG, the Nordic media group that owns leading streaming service Viaplay, is in the process of acquiring 100% of Kongregate, a U.S. cross-platform games publisher and developer, for a value of $55 million. Currently owned by GameStop Corp., Kongregate is a San-Francisco-based company with a global audience network. Its games attract up to 14 million active users across all platforms every month. Some of Kongregate’s most popular games include Peter Molyneux’s “The Trail,” which made …

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Nintendo Switch: System Update 3.0.0 Released, All the New Features and Fixes

By Joe Skrebels The Nintendo Switch has received its first substantial system update since launch, version 3.0.0. The update adds a raft of features designed to streamline or improve the experience of using the console and its menus (although many are features already included on other consoles). The update should automatically download, but if it doesn’t, just head to Settings > System > System Update. Among other things, you can now add friends who were previously …

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Rapist Keith Hearne was known as ‘weird’ among the gaming community

Rapist Keith Hearne: Was sentenced over horror attack. Photo: Justin Farrelly Rapist Keith Hearne was known as ‘weird’ among the gaming community Independent.ie Rapist Keith Hearne is fascinated by the world of gaming and before his attack on Dominique Meehan he had developed a reputation among enthusiasts as an odd character. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/rapist-keith-hearne-was-known-as-weird-among-the-gaming-community-35844794.html http://www.independent.ie/incoming/article35844747.ece/07bf5/AUTOCROP/h342/11%20NEWS%20PL31628371Keit.jpg Email Rapist Keith Hearne is fascinated by the world of gaming and before his attack on Dominique Meehan he had developed a …

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Ni No Kuni II Director Akihiro Hino On His Ghibli Childhood And Working With The ‘Nintendo Kingdom’ – Features

During E3 we had a chance to speak briefly with Level-5 president Akihiro Hino. Hino has had his hands in everything from Overblood and Dark Cloud, to more recent games like the Yo-Kai Watch and Professor Layton series. His most pressing project is serving as director for Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. We spoke to him about the sequel, his appreciation for Ghibli, and got a hint at Level-5’s Nintendo and Switch aspirations. Interview …

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IGN Reveals 8 New Shadowverse: Wonderland Dreams Cards

Share. Beware the Jabberwock, my son! By Cam Shea Shadowverse’s next expansion – Wonderland Dreams – will be out soon, and as the name suggests, it’s themed around classic fairy tales and fantasy; from Red Riding Hood to Alice in Wonderland. “We wanted to show that the world of Shadowverse isn’t just about dark fantasy,” says Lead Game Designer Naoyuki Miyashita when I ask about the theme. “We wanted to show that it can also …

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Here’s why 10-core processors like the new Skylake-X are still totally overkill for gaming

The most important part of any gaming PC is the graphics card. Since the advent of the GPU in the late 90s, this is the one fact PC gamers can count on, and with 8-core, 10-core, and even 18-core CPUs on the horizon (or horyzen if you prefer), it’s important to keep this in mind. I’ve been testing (and retesting) CPUs for most of the past two weeks, getting ready for Intel’s Skylake-X and Kaby …

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