Blizzard U-Turns Blitzchung Ban to Return Prize Money After Fierce Backlash

Blizzard is in full damage-control mode this morning as the widespread fallout from the Blitzchung ban continues unabated. In the latest turn of events, the company behind the hugely popular digital collectible card game, Hearthstone, has decided to return Blitzchung’s prize money and unban the Taiwanese casters who hosted the match. In what can only […]

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Massively Discounted EA Games Appear on the Charitable Humble Store

A selection of EA games is now available on the charity-based digital storefront, the Humble Store. It’s the first time the publisher has sold any of its games via the platform since 2015 when the Humble Origin Bundle 2 was released and players could pick up nine games for a charitable contribution of their choosing […]

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Gears 5 Shatters Xbox Records But Pales PlayStation’s Gold of War – CCN.com

| Source: Xbox Game Studios/ charnsitr via Shutterstock; Edited by CCN Gears 5 has landed the coveted title as the best launch game for an Xbox Game Studio effort, shattering previous Microsoft records for its current-generation console and PC. During its launch weekend, cover shooter Gears 5 drew in a staggering three million players. In […]

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Cambodia Unsure About Online Gaming Ban (China Be Damned) – CCN.com

Will online gaming be subject to an absolute ban in Cambodia? Nobody is quite sure. | Image: Shutterstock Cambodia is reportedly unsure about potentially issuing an absolute ban on its booming online gaming industry — though the country’s investors and its powerful ally, China, would surely not be pleased with such a decision. The news […]

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Nintendo Channels Wii Fit Success With ‘New Experience’ Hoop for Switch – CCN Markets

Nintendo has released a teaser trailer for an upcoming fitness-meets-gaming Switch accessory that despite first impressions isn’t some elaborate gag. | Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP Nintendo is known for fostering its very own unique flavor of weird, and its latest offering taps generously into that rich tradition. The company has released a […]

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EA Crowns FIFA Boss to Rule Over Battlefield, Battlefront and Need for Speed – CCN Markets

David Rutter, former general will now call the shots for EA’s European studios. | Source: REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian David Rutter, FIFA franchise lead and general manager at EA Sports Vancouver, has been appointed as group general manager for EA Studios Europe, EA confirmed today. In his new position based out of Sweden, Rutter is now responsible […]

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Gears 5 Fans Primed for Regret as Xbox Offers Free Tattoos – CCN Markets

Xbox is holding tattooing events across the world in the lead up to Gears 5’s release next week, and it all feels like a mistake in the making. | Source: (i) Christian Petersen / Getty Images / AFP (ii) Shutterstock; Edited by CCN There are marketing events to promote the launch of a game and […]

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Microsoft Finally Refunds 12-Year-Old’s $1,300 Xbox Live Spending Spree – CCN Markets

Microsoft has issued a refund to a 12-year-old child with ADHD who spent over $1,300 on Xbox One video games without his parents’ knowledge. | Source: Shutterstock Microsoft has finally refunded more than 100 purchases made by a 12-year-old gamer from the UK. The child, who had been diagnosed with ADHD and exhibits symptoms of […]

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New Secret Capcom Project is Obviously a New Resident Evil Game – CCN Markets

Capcom just revealed an upcoming mysterious project, one that’s not mysterious at all. Something called Project Resistance, with the ‘RE’ letters in bright red can only mean one thing. A new Resident Evil title is coming. Is it Resident Evil 8? A new side title? So far we only know two things for sure. We […]

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