Category Archive: News

Sep 16 2014

NEWS: Microsoft Buys Mojang, Minus Minecraft Creators

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Many of you by now have surely heard of Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang, the studio behind the massively popular game, Minecraft. The deal cost Microsoft $2.5 billion. They expect to break even during the current fiscal year while also maintaining that Minecraft will remain available on other platforms including PC, mobile, and their competitor’s consoles. On …

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Sep 10 2014

NEWS: Details Released for Battlefield 4’s Final Stand

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DICE has released the details concerning the final DLC pack for Battlefield 4 Premium subscribers. This pack sets the game locations to Russia. The 4 new maps are named Operation Whiteout, Hammerhead, Giants of Karelia, and Hanger 21. Vincent Vukovic of DICE made a post on the EA blog where he stated “With Final Stand, we …

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Sep 08 2014

NEWS: Twitch Releases Most-Viewed Games of August

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Twitch has posted the most viewed games for August on their blog, and the results include some new names in the top 20, as well as a shakeup in the top five. League of Legends remains in the top spot, unchanged from July’s rankings. But the game that comes in at number two for August …

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Sep 08 2014

NEWS: PopCap Founder Leaves Studio After 15 Years

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John Vechey, co-founder of PopCap games, has left the studio after 15 years. An interesting turn of events considering he became company CEO just this year. His departure follows that of both Dave Roberts and Jason Kapalka who were also studio co-founders. Vechey wrote an open letter that can be seen on the EA blog. …

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Sep 05 2014

eSports Weekly (week of 9/1-9/7)

This week, we update you on the ongoing ESL One NY qualifiers and the Dota 2 World eSports Championships Finals, as well as announce the winners of CS:GO’s StarSeries X and the NA LCS Playoffs. This and more (including Techies!) in this week’s eSports Weekly. Dota 2: Qualifiers For ESL One NY Press On The …

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Sep 05 2014

NEWS: Assassin’s Creed Pirates is now Free-To-Play

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Ubisoft has just announced that its mobile naval game, Assassin’s Creed Pirates, is now free-to-play. This announcement was made alongside the game’s recent content update. The update lets players explore the Arctic Sea and features new characters and upgrades. With the changeover to the free-to-play model, the game now uses in-app purchases using coins. Now, …

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Sep 02 2014

NEWS: Borderlands Pre-Sequel Confirms Season Pass and DLC

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Gearbox had some interesting news to reveal at PAX. The studio announced that their upcoming Borderlands title will have 4 unique DLC packs, as well as a season pass, which will offer the packs at a discounted rate. The game launches on October 14th with the season pass alongside it at $29.99, worthwhile as each …

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Aug 29 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 8/25-8/31)

An unexpected currency comes to Twitch, and more Fnatic players depart from their Dota 2 squad. This and more on this week’s eSports Weekly. Very Stream, Much Tips: Dogecoin Comes to Twitch It’s been quite a week for Twitch. After Amazon swept the popular livestreaming site off its feet after Google had asked it to …

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Aug 29 2014

NEWS: Nintendo Announces new 3DS and Exclusive Titles

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While Nintendo’s Wii U certainly hasn’t been king of the living room, they have been in the lead as far as portable gaming is concerned. They have sold over 44.4 million consoles worldwide, and with awesome titles, this only keeps growing. This morning’s Nintendo Direct had a piece of very interesting news, one that I …

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Aug 25 2014

NEWS: Amazon To Buy Twitch

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UPDATE: The CEO of Twitch, Emmett Shear, confirmed on Twitch’s blog, the source of all their news and updates, that Amazon has acquired Twitch. The details of the purchase have not been released yet. ——————————————————————————————————————————— It was rumored back in May that the popular internet juggernaut Google was planning on purchasing livestreaming website Twitch for …

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