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Early No Man’s Sky players face progress wipe

There are plenty of No Man’s Sky copies already out in the wild, but those who already have the game should think twice before putting in a serious number of hours. Hello Games has confirmed that a huge patch will go live for the game on launch day – which …

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Valve introduces new Steam trading restrictions

The increasingly strict controls surrounding Steam gifts have been further tightened. A new set of restrictions has been introduced relating to games that feature Valve Anti-Cheat Technology (VAC). Valve has announced that players will no longer be able to add VAC titles to their inventories, preventing stockpiling of such games. …

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SK Gaming’s fer our for at least six weeks due to surgery

CS:GO world champions SK Gaming will be without Fernando "fer" Alvarenga until mid September at the earliest due to the player requiring two surgeries. Alvarenga requires surgery on both his nose, to enable him to breath through both nostrils, and on his ear to prevent further hearing loss. Unfortunately both …

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NRG sign popular Overwatch team thanks to Shaquille O’Neal’s tweet

American eSports organisation NRG has signed the former Luminosity Overwatch roster thanks, in part, to a tweet from co-owner Shaquille O’Neal. One of the most popular Overwatch streamers, Brandon Seagull” Larned, is a part of the team and last week received a tweet from NBA legend and co owner of …

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Deus Ex brand director defends ‘Augs Lives Matters’

Square Enix’s upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has stoked the fire once again by drawing on another controversial topic in its marketing. A little over a year ago the game was dragged into controversy over its use of the term ‘Mechanical Apartheid’ in its positioning of a future where mankind …

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eSports players need industry-wide representation

The head of competitive gaming body eSports Integrity Coalition has said that players must band together to influence industry decisions. Speaking to eSports Pro, Ian Smith said that pro-gamers are the main draw for eSports events, yet they have little say in any part of the sector. Furthermore, if a …

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Valve adds VR spectator support to DOTA 2 ahead of International tournament

eSports fans will be able to watch the upcoming DOTA 2 International in virtual reality. Developer Valve has announced the DOTA VR Hub, which lets consumers put on a headset and watch live games in a ‘DOTA VR Theater’. Fans will be surrounded by heroes from the game when watching …

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ESL One Genting Dota 2 tournament announced

ESL One is heading to the Genting Resort in Malaysia for a $250,000 Dota 2 tournament. The competition will take place between January 6th and 8th 2017 in the mountaintop resort that is just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur. Eight of the best Dota 2 teams in the world …

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