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Bluehole developer reveals WIP look at Battlegrounds’ vaulting system

It’s been two months since Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene took to the stage at E3 to show off vaulting and climbing mechanics for early access smash-hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. These mechanics have proven to be slightly tougher to implement than expected, with the original map not having been designed with vaulting in …

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Rainbow Six Siege to get UK console-focused Go4 tournaments

On Tuesday Ubisoft announced that it would be teaming up with ESL to kick off three months of Go4 cups in the UK, with a focus on console competitors. The competition will be open to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players, with matches running every Tuesday from 19:00 to 22:30 …

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Tencent enters the mobile MOBA battlefield in Europe with Arena of Valor

Tencent Games is stepping into European gaming market with an authentic 5V5 mobile MOBA game, Arena of Valor, which is published by Proxima Beta, a division of Tencent Games. Arena of Valor has been already launched in South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam where it was an instant success. Within …

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Motiga’s Gigantic isn’t what you expect from a MOBA, but it’s an exciting esports proposition

“We don’t need another MOBA” sang alternate-reality Tina Turner, and if we have too many MOBA’s, we really have too many hero shooters. Gigantic then, a MOBA/hero shooter that’s just recently launched on Steam, might seem unnecessary. Gigantic isn’t what you expect when you think MOBA, but regardless of how …

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Battlegrounds monthly update includes stealthy changes to your map

PUBG got a fourth monthly update today, and they’ve shown they’re quite the cartographers, making several changes to the map. Not the map you run around on, mind. The map you look at to determine where you’re going. The map used to be delightfully vague, with the community picking their own …

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Cloud 9 sign The Muffin Men, a Rocket League team that isn’t from Drury Lane

Cloud9, the North American esports outfit, has signed a Rocket League team previously known as The Muffin Men. The three man team, who have just snatched a Rocket League victory at Dreamhack Atlanta 2017 last week, are comprised of Americans Kyle ‘Torment’ Storer and Jesus ‘Gimmick’ Parra, in addition to …

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now has the highest non-Valve peak player count in Steam’s history

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now has the highest peak player count out of every game on Steam that isn’t published by Valve. PUBG has slipped into third place on the most played of all time list, leapfrogging Fallout 4’s peak player count of 481,291 just two weeks after it vaulted into fourth …

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Ubisoft breach and clear several Rainbow Six Siege maps, fixing lighting and optimising textures

As part of Rainbow Six Siege’s Operation Health, Ubisoft have announced some of the Rainbow Six Siege team has been reworking their maps to make them perform better and look prettier than their launch counterparts. The team’s assault on each map is two-fold. Firstly, they’ve gone through the map optimising …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is now available for everyone to buy

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is now available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC as a standalone title. The release was expected soon enough the remastered game was shipped as a preorder bonus with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but it’s taken nearly a year to be available …

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Dorna release details on MotoGP eSport Challenge, ahead of Jerez GP time trial

Dorna have released new information on the MotoGP eSport Championship, ahead of it kicking off today with the Jerez GP in Spain. From the 27 July to 6 August, thousands of fans that have pre-registered for the competition will play at home and try to get the best time haring …

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