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Disney is making a TV show around a retired 15-year-old eSports player

The kid-focused Disney XD network will be showcasing a new show titled Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything, that will revolve around the world of a pro-gamer that leaves the eSports game, and returns to high school.

 

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Cameron Boyce will play Conor, a 15-year-old "video game phenom" who goes back to high school "after a thumb injury sidelines him from the glamorous pro gaming circuit". Conor will use his video game skills to beat real-life, high school level challenges, according to a release from Disney.

 

Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Channels Worldwide said: "With the popularity of video games and electronic sports, we're thrilled to give our audience a new series that spotlights one of their biggest passions and features fan-favorite star Cameron Boyce. We are bringing the video game universe to life and giving our popular multi-camera series a fresh, new twist by integrating gaming visual effects into each episode".

Battlefield Hardline's maps and modes detailed

Battlefield Hardline is much closer to its release on March 17, with Electronic Arts teasing what maps and modes to expect from the new entry into the Battlefield franchise.

 

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The maps that will be included with Hardline are as follows: Downtown, Bank Job, The Block, Dust Bowl, Hollywood Heights, Derailed, Riptide, Everglades and the 420 friendly map Growhouse. As for the modes, we have Conquest, Team Deathmatch, two capture the flag variants with Heist and Blood Money; Rescue, where gamers playing as cops have to handle a hostage situation; Crosshair which sees a VIP being protected; and finally Hotwire, where the bad guys try to steal cars while the cops try to stop them from taking the cars - usually resulting in a big shootout.

 

The upcoming new beta of Battlefield Hardline will include both Dust Bowl and Downtown, but we don't know when the new beta of Hardline will be arriving.

Star Citizen continues to cash in, topping $70 million collected

The Star Citizen project has tacked on another $1 million made in the past two weeks alone, collecting a total of $70 million - the most successful crowdfunded project. More than 734,700 people helped fund the project, and there is plenty more money to be made through the rest of 2015. To celebrate the milestone, here is a new Arena Commander teaser:

 

 

Cloud Imperium Games plans to launch the final release of Star Citizen in 2016, and has a road map of future developments that will be made prior to release.

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Call of Duty: World at War II rumored to be unveiled in May

It looks like Activision is preparing for the unveiling of the next entry into the Call of Duty franchise with Call of Duty: World at War II. The publisher will reportedly unveil the new game on May 4 according to an alleged promotional poster for the gmae.

 

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While Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare took gamers into the future with some next-gen weapons, exosuits and more, World at War II will bring things back to reality, and history. Anonymous Protection leaked out the reveal date, which is May 4 at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT. It makes sense, as Activision unveiled the first look at Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on May 1 last year.

 

Treyarch will likely be the studio behind the development of the game, handing off the yearly Call of Duty game torch from Sledgehammer.

Microsoft Xbox chief expects to do great things, thanks to Windows 10

Gamers have a lot to look forward to in 2015, and Microsoft hopes to blend its upcoming Windows 10 operating system with the Xbox One, so gamers don't have to be tied to a specific platform. Xbox chief Phil Spencer understands there may be some bumps in the road along the way, but feels gamers will benefit from the expected "symbiotic" relationship between the Xbox One and Windows 10.

 

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" So I look at the opportunity to make Windows gaming and Xbox gaming kind of symbiotic with one another," Spencer said during a recent press conference. "And try to grow the number of people that are connected and the amount of content that's available on both platforms - [I feel is] a huge opportunity. I don't feel that there's some kind of financial motivation for me to keep things off of PC."

 

Microsoft wants to generate Xbox One sales, and hopes integrating Windows 10 into the overall gaming experience could help.

Psychologist explains gaming addiction, dangers posed to gamers

After news reports revealed a 32-year-old Taiwanese man died after an epic three-day gaming session, many people said he was foolish and should have known better. However, experts are speaking out to discuss the topic, due to increased headlines and more people suffering from these types of incidents. Prolonged gaming sessions can lead to health and psychological problems, including repetitive strain injuries all the way to visual hallucinations.

 

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"For me, addiction boils down to constant reinforcement, or put more simply, being constantly rewarded while playing the game," said Mark Griffiths, chartered psychologist and director of the International Gaming Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University, in an editorial posted on CNN.

 

He also explained the rewards that gamers can receive from continuous gaming.

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DayZ zombie game now has racked up more than 3 million sold

Bohemia Interactive announced that its open world PC zombie game DayZ has topped 3 million copies sold, after originally launching in December 2013.

 

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The game reached 1 million gamers in four weeks, and topped 2 million by May 2014 - and continues to generate interest after Bohemia Interactive began discussing a clearer roadmap for the title.

 

"We would like to say thank you to every single one of the three million players that have joined us on the journey of making DayZ," said David Durcak, project lead, in a statement published by Videogamer. "You all have helped make DayZ the best open world, zombie survival game. This is an amazing achievement, and we are really looking forward to start sharing with you all of our game design improvements, anti-hack solutions and other optimizations we have been working on for a majority of the last year."

Telltale Games' Game of Thrones Episode 2 is nearly here

Fans of the Game of Thrones game from Telltale Games should get excited, as the second episode of the six-part adventure game series is coming to Android devices on February 5.

 

 

The second episode is dubbed "The Lost Lords" with Telltale teasing fans of the series with a brand new trailer. The summary of the storyline for The Lost Lords should also have fans pumped: "House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath is occupied by Whitehill soldiers. The survival of the family depends upon those who are left. Placed at King's Landing, the epicenter of intrigue, Mira Forrester must weigh her loyalty to Margaery Tyrell against the needs of her family, while choosing how to play the political games of Tyrion Lannister. One misstep could spell doom for Mira and her entire family".

 

The summary continues: "To the far north, Gared Tuttle finds that the wall and its crows hold little love for a squire from the Wolfswood, but finds kinship in the bastard son of Ned Stark. Gared must prove worthy of becoming a ranger in order to carry out the mission given him; one that is vital to the future of those he serves. To the east, Asher Forrester, the exiled son, is called back to Westeros to aid his family, but how can one man help when the Boltons rule the north with an iron fist? Meanwhile, an unexpected source of hope returns to the Forresters, but Ironrath is no place for the weak".

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The first trailer to the Dead Rising movie is here, and it's hilarious

Most people probably didn't even know there was a Dead Rising movie coming out, but we're here to remind you about Dead Rising: Watchtower. You can check out the first trailer to it, below.

 

 

Fans of the series will love it, as it will be filled with zombie-killing action using a variety of weird and wonderful weapons, objects and more. I can't wait to check it out, even though I'm quite confident it's going to be one of the cheesiest movies I've ever seen. Bring it on.

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Get a glimpse: Elders React to playing Grand Theft Auto 5

Ever wonder what it'd be like if your grandparents played Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 5? You don't have to wonder anymore, as the newest Elders React video shows us just that. Most of the elders in the video are familiar with the GTA franchise, but didn't have first-hand experience playing any of the game titles.

 

 

The React YouTube video channel has become popular for its videos showing how kids, teenagers, and older folks react to a number of different games, technologies, memes, and other popular Internet content.

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