Riot Games confirm they’re making a fighting game

League Of Legends developer Riot Games have confirmed that they are working on a fighting game. The announcement came via EVO 2019, thanks to the event’s founder and Riot employee Tom Cannon. “I’m not here to say the game’s coming out any time soon,” he cautioned, “but I do feel like we’re making progress and I felt like it was only appropriate that we reset the conversation and let everybody know that what you think we’re working on, yeah, that’s actually what we’re working on.” You can see the moment clipped below.


E3’s organisers have leaked personal details of over 2000 media members

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the North American games industry body whose responsibilities include organising E3, have quasi-accidentally leaked personal details of over two thousand people. The names, addresses, phone numbers, and more of folks who registered for E3 2019 media badges [disclosure: including some of our own] were posted online in a spreadsheet that apparently anyone could download. The ESA, who also lobby governments on behalf of big publishers and founded the ESRB ratings board, have not apologised but do say they “regret this occurrence.” Oh that’s fine, then.


Valve address market-crashing Team Fortress 2 hat glitch

Last week, famous hat-collection game Team Fortress 2 suffered from an influx of Unusual hats. These particular cosmetics drop rarely in TF2’s loot boxes, and are equipped with particle effects, making your Scout or Pyro or whoever look especially fancy. They’re also big-ticket items in the Steam trading economy. Or, they were, until a glitch meant they were guaranteed to appear in certain loot boxes, creating a glut, pushing the price down, and generally causing havoc in the markets. Valve responded last night, apologising for the bug and outlining how they’re going to attempt to minimise the economic effect.


Poll: Vote For Your Favourite Nintendo DS Games

We need your help to rate the finest Dual Screen games.

Later this year we’ll be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Nintendo DS, a handheld console that drew scorn and confusion from many when it was first revealed, but evolved from its initial ‘third pillar’ status to conquer the handheld gaming market and influence Nintendo systems to this very day.

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Priceless Play – 3 August 2019

When I moved to California two (!!) years ago, the flat block I lived in was overrun by crows. Just utterly crawling with cawing corvids. Initially, this was unnerving and unwelcome — Los Angeles is meant to be populated with palm trees, smoothie bowls, and Instagram filters. I don’t remember seeing shiny black feathers, beady eyes, and cacophonous murders in the brochure. Over time, however, I warmed to my crow neighbours. After all, they didn’t keep me up late with their parties or late-night television habits. They were devious and charming, and kept me company as I slowly dissolved in the late summer heat or I tried futilely to edit an essay. Now that I’ve moved to a neighbourhood decidedly lacking in crows, I miss them.

Here are a handful of games which use birds — crows and otherwise — as a central motif.


Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers “Not Currently Scheduled To Return” In North America

Still available in other regions.

Earlier this week, the promotion allowing Nintendo Switch Online subscribers to pick up two game vouchers ended in North America. If you didn’t take advantage of this limited-time deal and had hopes of it returning to the region in the future, you might be out of luck. According to the official Nintendo FAQ, these vouchers are not currently scheduled to return:

As of July 31, 2019, Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers are no longer available for purchase. Previously purchased Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers can be redeemed for eligible digital titles up to 12 months from the purchase date. Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers are not currently scheduled to return, but Nintendo of America is continually evaluating special offers for Nintendo Switch Online members.

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Quitting Qatab: Turn 8

1) How many Dutchmen does it take to trash a taxi? 2) When is a dead Infantry Fighting Vehicle not a dead Infantry Fighting Vehicle? 3) Is the device pictured here a) A telescope, b) A bowling machine, or c) An anti-tank weapon more than capable of destroying a careless Challenger 2 tank?

(Quitting Qatab is an open-to-all game of Combat Mission: Shock Force 2 in which NATO forces are orchestrated by commenters while Qatabi units are computer controlled. Each daily turn covers one minute of action. For a scenario outline and summaries of earlier turns, click here) (more…)

Jim Carrey Responds To Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Backlash, Delay And Redesign

“Ownership of anything is going out the window for all of us”.

When fans of the blue blur got their first glimpse of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, there was mass outrage online about the design of the character. Following the backlash, director Jeff Fowler made the decision to delay the film and vowed to change the controversial design. The film is now due out on Valentine’s Day 2020.

Although this decision has been praised online, it doesn’t necessarily reflect everyone. Jim Carrey, who plays Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming film, was recently asked about how he felt about the delay of the movie and Sonic redesign during the Television Critics Association presentation for his new Showtime series, Kidding.

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Pre-Order This Jumbo-Size Mareep Poké Plush For A Small Fortune

“about 24 inches tall and 40 inches long”.

Pokémon might not actually exist, but that doesn’t mean trainers far and wide can’t enjoy real-size versions of these lovable creatures in plush form. The Pokémon Center website is currently taking pre-orders for a “jumbo-size” Mareep Poké Plush that matches the electric sheep’s height listed in the Pokédex.

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