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Valve's upcoming Dota 2 tournament The International is one of the biggest gaming events each year, with tickets now on sale. The first wave of tickets will go on sale any minute, but if you miss the first wave, there will be a second on March 27 at 1am EDT.
Last year, the tickets sold out in less than an hour, with ticket sales limited to five per household. This year, The International returns to its Key Arena in Seattle, taking place between August 3-8. The event itself runs for six days, extended by two days compared to last year's The International which ran for four days.
Valve will pit 16 teams in a championship Dota 2 touranement, with team invitations to be sent out "shortly after" May 1. Last yar, the grand final was taken out by Newbee, which defeated ViCi Gaming to take home $5 million.
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Nintendo has announced that it has delayed The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U into 2016. Nintendo's producer on the game, Eiji Aonuma explained: "We are not longer making a 2015 release our number one priority".
Aonuma continues, saying that "we have discovered several new possibilities for this game" which sounds quite exciting. Nintendo needs The Legend of Zelda for the Wii U to be perfect, but maybe we're seeing it delayed for something new coming out in the coming months? A next-gen console, possibly?
Grand Theft Auto V PC will be released worldwide on April 14 - and after multiple delays - Rockstar Games wants to show the world that it'll be worth the wait. Here are some pictures in beautiful 4K resolution. The game studio will also release a new game trailer next week.
Rockstar Games has pushed out an update to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V, where it has gimped the visuals on the 'next-gen' platforms.
The developer is aware of it, where it has said that it will fix the issue in an upcoming patch. Rockstar Games addressed the issue in a Q&A, where it asked: "After updating to Title Update 1.08 on PS4 and Xbox One, there appears to be a deterioration of graphical quality. Is Rockstar investigating this issue?" and answered it with: "We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent Title Update, and we are investigating a fix now".
Set to be held at ESL's TV studio in Cologne on April 10-12, ESL's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro league finals will feature eight teams fighting it out in a double elimination bracket for their share of $48,000 in prize money.
If you're interested in attending these finals to watch in the flesh, tickets will set you back €20 ($21.74 US) and are bundled with free drinks and snacks throughout the play.
With all games set in a best of three format, expect plenty of great maps over the three day competition.
The teams attending include:
- Team SoloMid
- Copenhagen Wolves
Since the first Call of Duty video game launched more than 10 years ago, 175 million copies have been sold worldwide - one copy sold approximately every two seconds, Activision has confirmed.
In addition, more than 100 billion multiplayer matches have been played online, with more than 300 billion grenades thrown.
Call of Duty still hasn't been able to keep up with Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto, selling more than 185 million copies. But CoD has racked up better sales than LEGO, Mario, FIFA, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, and Need for Speed - with all the series able to rack up more than 100 million units sold.
Free-to-play PC game Halo Online will launch as a closed beta in Russia only, giving gamers the chance to experience the multiplayer-only gaming experience. The game will be available to Russian gamers this spring, and runs a heavily customized Halo 3 game engine.
It's unknown if gamers in North America and Europe will get a chance to test Halo Online, with the following statement published online: "Right now our focus is on learning as much as we can from the closed beta period in Russia. Theoretically, any expansion outside of Russia would have to go through region-specific changes to address player expectations."
A full Q&A is available online regarding Halo Online.
Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford said Borderlands 2 has sold "well over 12 million units," and continues to rack up impressive sales figures.
The game was originally released in 2012 and became 2K's bestselling game ever in 2014, with more than 9 million units sold. There is a lot to be happy for, as The Handsome Collection will likely help boost sales even more, available for the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 game consoles.
"We announced [The Handsome Collection] after the Xbox One launched," Pitchford said. "And a lot of people that had upgraded, they really wanted the Pre-Sequel on that platform... so, we got a lot of people telling us 'Please bring this to next-gen!,' and our publishing partner, 2K games thought it was probably worth doing. We were too busy, we didn't have the resources to do the upgrade.
It looks like Ubisoft is pushing The Crew in its latest campaign for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, offering gamers a free two-hour trial. If they enjoy the game and purchase it, they can bring over their progress, too.
The two-hour trial of The Crew is the full version, which is a 14GB download on the PSN. However, the trial will not be made available for the previous generation consoles, so Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers, you miss out.
H1Z1 has captured headlines since its release, with Daybreak Game Company President, John Smedley, announcing that H1Z1 has sold over one million copies on Steam's Early Access program since it was released two months ago.
It wasn't long ago that Daybreak Game Company was known as Sony Online Entertainment, but it was sold off to an investment firm called Columbus Nova and began ejecting staff. The success of H1Z1 is great news not only for gamers, but for the studio. Development on H1Z1 is a continuous cycle, with the studio adding features and removing exploits. Smedley has said that the studio has banned thousands of gamers that have been taking advantage of exploits in H1Z1.