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‘Overwatch‘ pro player suspended for homophobic slur

The Overwatch League‘s honeymoon is over. Dallas Fuel player Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been suspended by both the League and Fuel after hurling a homophobic insult at the Houston Outlaws‘ openly gay player Austin "Muma" Wilmot. After Wilmot used one of Lengyel‘s signature lines to roast the Fuel following a victory, Lengyel responded on a personal stream suggesting that Wilmot "suck a fat..." you get the idea. The slur

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‘Skullgirls‘ relaunches on mobile as developer ditches publisher

Stylized fighting game Skullgirls came out for mobile in May of last year. It was developed by Autumn Games and initially published by Line. Now, the developer has decided to part ways with the publisher and go back to being independent. As a result of this transition, the developer launched a new version (basically Skullgirls 2.0) and shut down the old one (now called LINE Skullgirls) on the App Store and Google Play. Sourc

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Oculus Start aims to lessen the burden on aspiring VR developers

Virtual reality is still a relatively new format, and as such there‘s a huge need for compelling content to drive adoption. As such, Oculus today is announcing its new developer-focused program called Start. Oculus Start a free program that‘s meant to make it easier and more cost-efficient to get VR apps built and distributed to customers. For starters, the company is highlight three different facets of Start: access, support

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‘Counter-Strike‘ tournaments will now stream exclusively on Facebook

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League has got a new home. Starting February 13th, the beginning of its seventh season, it‘ll be streamed exclusively on Facebook, along with the ESL One Dota 2 and CS:GO tournament series. ESL, the company behind the tournaments, says that full English and Portuguese coverage will include a "much more advanced" viewing experience than fans are used to, moving beyond stories, clips and select st

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Microsoft taps ‘Minecraft‘ leader to run its game studios

Now that Phil Spencer is managing Microsoft‘s broader game platform strategy, who‘s going to fill his shoes? Now we know: Microsoft has appointed Matt Booty, the overseer of the company‘s Minecraft teams, as the corporate VP of Microsoft Studios. He‘ll watch over all of Microsoft‘s own game publishing efforts, including Halo‘s 343 Industries, Gears of War‘s The Coalition and Forza‘s Turn

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A new ‘Fable‘ game is reportedly in the works

A brand new Fable game is in the works, or so says a number of sources close to the rumored project. According to Eurogamer, UK developer Playground has been given the job of creating a new, big-budget revisit to the fantasy world of Albion, and while franchise owner Microsoft said in a statement that it does not comment on rumor or speculation, all signs seem to give the reports credibility. For a start, November 2017 saw Playground ope

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The Morning After: Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Welcome to the middle, and we‘ve got more car news from the North American International Auto Show, which kicked off almost immediately after last week‘s CES. There is no rest. Also: a space junk laser.

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Comcast brings Jackbox‘s Party Packs to X1 set-top boxes

Comcast is rolling out some new gaming options for its X1 set-top box users. Multichannel News reports that Jackbox Games has begun to show up on X1 this month with two gaming packages being offered. Jackbox Party Packs 3 and 4 are available for 25 each and include games like Quiplash, Trivia Murder Party, Fibbage and Monster Seeking Monster. Via: Multichannel News Source: Xfinity

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‘NBA Jam‘ may return for its 25th anniversary

All that‘s old is new again in the world of gaming. Over the last couple years we‘ve seen both the NES and Super NES receive reboots with their respective Classic editions and that trend could soon extend to iconic software titles as well. According to a report from ESPN, announcer Tim Kitzrow -- you know, the guy who coined "he‘s on fire!" -- is involved in a project to remake the two-on-two baller classic, NBA Jam, ah

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Try ‘Battlefield 1‘ DLC maps and more starting tomorrow

Last year, EA‘s Battlefield 1 received a ton of new expansions, including "They Shall Not Pass," "In the Name of the Tsar" and "Turning Tides." The new maps and story missions featured French and Russian battles, amphibious warfare and some of the most famous battles from WWI. Now that it‘s a new year, EA is teasing some new additions to the popular video game to come, including a Gallipoli trial (part of "Turning Tides") tha

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