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Bethesda announces E3 2015 press conference, Fallout 4 or the Doom?

Well then, Bethesda has just announced its hosting its own E3 press conference, but what should we expect? The studio has a fair amount of content it should share at the event, but what could it be?

 

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We could see the new Doom, Fallout 4, a new Elder Scrolls game, Dishonored 2 or something completely new. What do you want to see unveiled? Personally, I want to see the new Doom unveiled. Bring it on.

The ESL One Katowice CS:GO qualifier groups are out

If you're a fan of CS:GO and wish to see some of the best teams on the globe fight to the death in order to secure their spot in a major event - you've opened the right article.

 

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Thanks to HLTV, we've been informed on the latest group updates for the offline-qualifier component of ESL One Katowice. Being conducted in the Angelo Hotel, the top four teams from each group will be pushed towards the finals stage - where they will meet the top eight placed DreamHack Winter teams.

 

It's interesting to note that Australian team Vox Eminor will once again be making the trek overseas, alongside the ex-ESC Gaming squad being once-again included thanks to their lifetime Valve ban being overturned.

 

The action begins on February the 14th - local time. All match times below will be stated in local timing, for an easy conversion - simply make an account on HLTV, set your own time zone and log in to see them automatically changed.

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A 15 year old kid just won a $3,000,000 Dota2 tournament

How many times has your mother in the past told you to get off the computer and "do something productive" with your time. Ignoring her, for me, landed me a job in eSports, ignoring her for 15 year old Syed "Suma1L" Hassan, meant he carried his team to victory in the Dota 2 Asian Championships - playing a massive hand in his team walking away with the $1,284,158 first place prize incentive.

 

 

Not only was this Suma1L's first attendance at a massive major live event, he more than paid for his own worth - as you can see in the video above. On top of his amazing Tinker playing ability, he helped carry his team to victory when playing Storm Spirit. In the final game of the grans final series, although dieing four times quickly at the beginning, he managed to use his incredible placement, micro and forward-thinking techniques to run rings around his opponents.

 

So I'll just let that sink in for you all - a 15 year old has just walked away with $250,000 in prize money after beating the best Dota2 teams in the world. It gets even better - Suma1L and his new-found teammate Aui_2000 were both stand-ins for this event. Although not 'officially' on the Evil Geniuses Roster, they were called upon to play due to the departure of Artour "Arteezy" Babaev and Ludwig "zai" Wahlberg (to Team Secret).

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Titanfall 2 could be available for PlayStation 4, not just Xbox One

Titanfall 2 from Electronic Arts and Respawn could be available for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox one game consoles, according to recent reports. The original Titanfall game was only available for the Xbox One and PC - but releasing the sequel to the PS4, which has easily outsold the Xbox One, opens the door to a larger market of console gamers.

 

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"Last year it was on the Xbox only; in the future, we haven't yet announced, but we'll probably have another Titanfall game," said Blake Jorgensen, CFO of Electronic Arts, speaking at the 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference. "It will probably be a bigger footprint than just a single platform. I think that's a huge positive for us."

 

Microsoft was hoping the first Titanfall to be a major blockbuster, and while it sold fairly well, many gamers were still left disappointed - and Microsoft reportedly won't open up the checkbook to make an Xbox One console exclusive again.

Evolve's 3GB day one patch will reduce long loading times

Evolve launches today, with Turtle Rock Studios to launch a patch that will arrive at 3GB that will fix general bugs, and performance to the competitive first-person shooter.

 

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Before you can jump into online matches, you'll need to download the patch, which should weigh in at around 3GB for most people. The patch itself will fix up some of the load times in matchmaking as well as optimizing network bandwidth, and also open connectivity to work with the newly released match-3 Evolve Hunters Quest app.

The ex-ESC Gaming CS:GO team have had Valve's lifetime bans lifted

Yesterday we reported on numerous French and Polish CS:GO players being handed life-long Valve bans due to alleged match-fixing issues. The Polish ex-ESCGaming team were hard hit by this ruling as they were destined to compete in a major tournament within one week of the ban taking place.

 

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Thanks to information provided by HLTV, the Poles appealed the ban, asking Valve exactly why the ban took place and further requesting for evidence to be supplied. To which, a representative from Valve replied: "The ex-ESC players were restricted from participating in Valve-sponsored events because their historical account activity matched allegations of misconduct." Without any solid evidence in place, the ruling was immediately revoked - "However, further investigation has clarified their role in the matter, and the restriction has been lifted."

 

Is this a little worrying to anyone else? Valve has seemingly placed a life-long ban on these professional players, thus killing their careers and income completely and have done so without any concrete evidence in place?

 

The ban being lifted means that they can now compete for the last available Katowice spot in a few days time.

EA ponders a future in which tablets are more powerful than consoles

The tablet market is constantly changing, and each generation features newer and faster hardware being deployed in the mobile products. It's possible EA wants to try to win over casual tablet gamers and turn them into console and PC gamers, and that will require something beyond simple casual games that are racking up increased usage.

 

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Most mobile games have focused on the casual sector, but that could change depending on how far hardware develops. EA and other game studios are trying to create gaming products so they can be used away from PCs and game consoles, and that could mean better developed, more immersive software titles in the future.

 

"What gets us the most excited is the power, the computing power, of mobile devices and the speed at which that's growing," said Blake Jorgensen, CFO of Electronic Arts, speaking during the 2015 Technology, Internet & Media Conference. "What that might mean is that a tablet, three or four years from now, has more power than what a typical console has. And that will open up a whole new set of people to console-style games that are much more immersive, much deeper, much more character-driven than simply a static mobile game that you might play for a small burst of time while you're waiting for the bus."

Resident Evil HD is Capcom's fastest selling digital game title

The Resident Evil HD remaster from Capcom is the fastest selling digital game title launch in company history, also breaking the PlayStation Network one-day digital title download figure. Capcom didn't provide sales numbers, but the $20 remaster clearly was a good decision.

 

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Resident Evil was originally released for the Nintendo Gamecube in 2002, but Capcom decided to release a game refresh for the PC, Microsoft Xbox 360, Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

 

"It's been great to see so many positive comments from fans that have enjoyed this new release," said Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, Capcom Japan producer. "The team here at Capcom Japan have worked hard to bring the game to the latest generaton of consoles and we are thrilled at this news on its performance."

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American CS:GO League ESEA to give away $600,000 in 2015

It's been a busy few months for American-based gaming tournament provider ESEA. Not only has it announced an expansion to the Asia Pacific Region, there has also been lengthy investigations investigated and bans of numerous competitors from their leagues due to match-fixing and betting scandals.

 

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In recent news, ESEA announced a massive prize pool of $600,000 throughout 2015 - including three total seasons. The breakdown is as follows:

  • Season 18 - $200,000
  • Season 19 - $200,000+
  • Season 20 - $200,000+

 

Season 18 will be wrapped up between April the 17-19 live at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

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The Witcher 3 will offer 'dark' mode, where death is permanent

As we get closer to CD Projekt Red's massive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, we're finding out more juicy details on the game. The developer is introducing a new "Dark" mode to the game, which will have permanent death.

 

 

Not only that, but it will provide the toughest enemies in the game, but once you die anywhere in the campaign, that's it - you're taken right back to the beginning of the game. CD Projekt Red quest designer Philipp Weber told VG247: "Usually normal is easy, and easy is-well, you can be on your phone while playing. If you die five minutes before the ending, it's over. There are actually people who have already done it".

 

Weber compared The Witcher 3 to Dark Souls and Skyrim, saying that the Normal difficulty is quite similar. But when talking about the new Dark difficulty, he said that it is off the charts. So if you want to play with some serious wagers in The Witcher 3, you might want to choose Dark.

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