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We’re giving away 150 codes for Laser League’s beta test this weekend

Have you ever fancied your chances as a cyberpunk sports star? Do you fancy taking a crack at Roll7’s new competitive multiplayer game? Do you have a PC? If you answered yes to the above, or at least two out of the three above, we’ve got just the ticket. We’re …

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Call of Duty: WWII to launch with GameBattles integration

Call of Duty: WWII will have GameBattles integration at launch, it’s been revealed. The feature was confirmed by Michael Condrey, the chief operating and development officer at Sledgehammer Games, in response to a fan question on Twitter. GameBattles integration means that those who want to get involved in esports at …

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Valve’s remaster of legendary Counter-Strike map Dust II is coming in next beta

For Counter-Strike players old and new, Dust II is something special. Home of a thousand frags, Dust II is probably the series’ most played map, and if you’re watching a frag-video and it’s got sand in the background it’s probably this video, or one like it. It’s been several years …

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Capcom announce Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, free to all existing Street Fighter V owners

Capcom has announced the long rumoured Street Fighter V enhanced edition, entitled Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, after datamines and leaks revealed the game’s existence.  The Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be released worldwide on 16 January 2018, and given for free to all owners of Street Fighter V.  …

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The state of professional Rocket League: inside the game’s surging esports scene

There’s nothing quite like Rocket League in competitive gaming today. Sure, FIFA has its pro players, but that’s a serious, by-the-numbers simulation. Competitive Rocket League, on the other hand, challenges coordinated teams of three to blisteringly fast, acrobatic, aerial football battles in series of swift five-minute games. And they’re driving …

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Fan favourite Raiden zaps into Injustice 2

Mortal Kombat fan-favourite Raiden has arrived in Injustice 2, with the Lightning god bringing some of his special brand of snap, crackle and pop to the superhero bash ‘em up. Raiden is the second Mortal Kombat mainstay to hop from Mortal Kombat to fellow NetherRealm Studios fighter Injustice 2, although …

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Battlegrounds gets review bombed over Chinese in-game VPN ads

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the hottest game around right now, selling around 1m copies a month, and just last week hitting 1.5m concurrent users, a peak that is now the new normal for the game as it climbs towards an even higher player cap. In fact, it’s doing so well that …

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PUBG devs elaborate on Epic Games dispute

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole has stated that its public grievances with Epic Games are specifically related to the pair’s business relationship. Last week Bluehole’s VP and executive producer Chang Han Kim slammed Epic for its introduction of a new battle royale game mode in Fortnite. Some were quick to question …

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Counter-Strike launches in China as Valve partners up with Perfect World, F2P for verified users

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has launched in China, with Chinese publisher Perfect World releasing a special version of CS:GO in collaboration with developers Valve. The changes are slight, with cosmetic changes removing several symbols in the game that rule the game out for sale in China. That, and every user who …

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Overwatch is having a free weekend at the end of September, unless you’re in South Korea

Overwatch is having another free weekend, playable for free for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from September 22 – 25. The full game will be playable, barring Competitive Play. This includes all heroes and maps, including the brand new Escort map, Junkertown. "Players will also have the ability …

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