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SMITE down under, play for a spot in Atlanta and millions of dollars

Australia has been gathering more developer support as of late, seeing SMITE now support the land down under with their Esports Season 2015.

 

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This tournament will be held as a combination of online and live events, seeing the finalists battle it out at PAX Australia and the winners earning a trip to Atlanta, Georgie for the SMITE World Championships 2016. The last World Championships involved a cool $2.6 million in prize money and is rumored to grow in future events.

 

If you're interested in signing up or checking out more information, head along to their official website. This free to play game is now another solid competitor to the already gigantic eSports titles like League of Legends and Dota2.

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Sweeden once again tops the Counter-Strike podium at IEM Katowice

IEM Katowice saw teams duke it out for a slice of the $250,000 in prize money, with heavyweights Fnatic and Ninjas in Pyjamas taking on each other in the grand finals in front of thousands of screaming fans.

 

 

Fnatic took home the title 2-1 in the best of three series across De_Dust2, De_Cache and De_inferno. Their crown was certainly well deserved - losing only one map throughout the whole finals event.

 

The next large-scale event like this will be ESL One Cologne 2015 - held on August 22nd-23rd.

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Microsoft announces League of Legends will work on Windows 10

Something strange just happened: Microsoft has teamed up with Chinese giant Tencent to announce that they are bringing League of Legends to Windows 10. Firstly, where's Riot Games? Secondly, why wouldn't League of Legend work on Windows 10 by default?

 

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There will also be other games connected to this partnership, with Cross Fire and Dungeon & Fighter delivered to the Windows 10 marketplace. Tencent will be offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 in order to reach "as many Chinese consumers as possible, as soon as possible". But with League of Legends now arriving on Windows 10, and Windows 10 running on "the broadest types of devices" according to the head of Windows, could we expect League of Legends on mobile devices in the near future?

Nintendo is going mobile, with its first game coming later this year

We've heard rumors of Nintendo moving into the mobile market, but now the time has come: Nintendo has teased it has mobile games coming in the future. The news came from a talk between TIME and a few of Nintendo's top executives.

 

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When it comes to Nintendo and its mobile future, the Japanese giant talked about free-to-play and in-game purchases. Satoru Iwata, the President and CEO of Nintendo, said: "Nintendo does not intend to choose payment methods that may hurt Nintendo's brand image or our intellectual property. It's even more important for us to consider how we can get as many people around the world as possible to play Nintendo smart device apps, rather than to consider which payment system will earn the most money".

 

The bigger question is, will Nintendo be designing games for mobile, or dedicated gaming hardware. Iwata added: "I have never intended to dismiss the entertainment experiences that people are enjoying on smart devices or any other media. On the other hand, my understanding is that, on smart devices, the main demand is for very accessible games which smart device users can easily start and easily finish. These are not necessarily the characteristics that people demand from games for dedicated video game systems".

Battlefield Hardline is superior on the PS4, beats the Xbox One

Battlefield Hardline is now here, but we already know that it runs at 900p on the PS4 and 720p on the Xbox One, what we don't know is how it performs at those resolutions, and most of all - how does it look? Gaming Bolt is here to the rescue, with a great article comparing the two against the PC version of the first-person shooter from EA, DICE and Visceral Games.

 

 

We were promised 1080p at 60FPS back at E3 2014, but this obviously dropped very heavily before release. According to Gaming Bolt, the Xbox One version sees an average of 53FPS at 720p, while the PS4 manages 57FPS at the higher 900p resolution. Depending on the map being used, the performance went up on both consoles to a "consistent" 60FPS.

 

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Here we have just two screenshots that compare the PS4 and Xbox One against each other, but the video and slew of other images do a much better job of comparing the two versions. As always, the PC version of the game demolishes the console versions - but that doesn't surprise you, does it?

Clever girl! The 'Lego Jurassic World' game trailer is here

In a little under three months time, the long-awaited 'Jurassic World' hits screens worldwide, a whole 14 years from 'Jurassic Park III'. Coming with it is the ineitable deluge of tie-ins and merchandise, including a range of LEGO products, but more excitingly - a LEGO video game. Tt and Warner Bros have released the first trailer for the game, and I gotta say it looks like a hell of a lot of fun.

 

 

'LEGO Jurassic World' will come to every platform imaginable including PS4, PS3, PS Vita, XBone, Xbox 360, WiiU, Nintendo 3DS and PC in June. The movie itself hits D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide in June.

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Valve promises changes after 'F' customer service rating on BBB site

Valve has a discouraging "F" grade from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), a score that the gaming company plans to improve in the future. In comparison, companies such as Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts have A+ ratings on the BBB website.

 

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The company's rating is generated because of 717 complaints filed against it, Valve has failed to respond to 503 complaints, 17 complaints were not resolved, and Valve has "failed to resolve underlying cause(s) of a pattern of complaints."

 

"The BBB is a far less useful proxy for customer issues than Reddit," said Erik Johnson, business development lead of Valve, in a statement to Kotaku. "We don't use them for much. They don't provide us as useful of data as customers emailing us, posting on Reddit, posting on Twitter, and so on."

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Copenhagen Games 2015 announces official Blizzard StarCraft 2 support

As according to their recent release, the Copenhagen Games 2015 has now been listed as an official WCS Global Event in the Starcraft II World Championship Series. This means that the top finishers in this competition will not only get their share of the $10,000 prize pool, but also prestige and glory.

 

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The Copenhagen games will be running on 1-3 of April at the Oksnehallen exhibition hall in Copenhagen with the Starcraft II specific online qualifiers finishing on March 21.

 

You can check out more information and sign up for yourself here to compete in the online component and get your shot at a chance to duke it out live on stage.

Respawn confirms 'multiplatform' Titanfall sequel is in development

We heard the rumors of this not too long ago now, but Respawn Entertainment has now confirmed it is working on a "multiplatform" sequel to the mech-powered shooter. Repsawn CEO Vince Zampella himself confirmed the news with IGN.

 

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Zampella told IGN: "I guess EA announced a sequel, so I could play coy and pretend I don't know anything about it, or... yeah. So we're working on a sequel". While Titanfall 2 is under development, the studio is also "starting up a second team and doing some smaller stuff too", according to Zampella.

 

In regards to what to expect from the sequel to Titanfall, Respawn hasn't even given a nugget of information out, other than that they plan to "do something difference" in regards to charging for downloadable maps. Zampella added: "I think having the maps like that in packs, it does split the community and it makes it harder for matchmaking, it's messy".

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