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Project CARS update for PC is out today, with a huge changelog

Project CARS has received yet another update, bringing the game to v2.50, delivering a bunch of improvements and fixes along the way. The developer has worked on the various game-stopping crashes, but there is a fair bit of fixing under the hood for Project CARS with this patch. The full changelog for v2.50:

 

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Game Crashes

  • We spent a lot of time working directly with a number of users who were struggling with game crashes, and resolved as many of these as we could. The various fixes in this patch should help a great deal in making the game more stable for those of you who were experiencing these instabilities.

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Top CS:GO player says eSports has a doping problem

Hearing of professional athletes taking performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) to get an edge on the competition isn't a shock anymore. However, you may be a bit more surprised to hear about PED use among eSports competitors.

 

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Kory Friesen (a.k.a SEMPHIS), a former Cloud9 team member and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player, recently said the entire team used Adderall. Friesen made his comments after discussing in-game communication between Cloud9 teammates (via Mohan "Launders" Govindasamy):

 

"The ESL comms were kind of funny in my opinion. I don't even care. We were all on Adderall. I don't even give a f**k. It was pretty obvious if you listened to the comms. People can hate it or whatever."

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Nintendo releases touching memorial address for Satoru Iwata

The gaming world was turned upside down after it was announced Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, 55, died earlier this week. Nintendo senior managing director Genyo Takeda delivered the memorial address during Iwata's funeral, which was posted online by Polygon.

 

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In the eulogy, Takeda spoke of Iwata's personal and professional successes, and vowed to support Iwata's legacy.

 

"As we gather here today for a joint funeral with Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Mr. Iwata's family, I would like to share my heartfelt condolences. President Iwata, allow me to call you Iwata-san, just as I always used to.

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The Witcher 3 patch v1.07 arrives, weighing in at a huge 7GB

CD Projekt Red is pushing out an update for The Witcher 3, bringing the RPG up to v1.07. The new patch will fix a bunch of issues that have been plaguing the game for a while now, but it will also provide gamers with an alternative movement scheme for the protagonist, Geralt.

 

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The new patch has already floated out to the Xbox One and PS4 version of the game, with the other versions of The Witcher 3 to be updated any hour now. The new v1.07 patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a hefty 7GB, something that adds new stash locations for storing your loot, improvements to the in-game inventory system, and re-organization of books, as well as many other improvements.

Fallout 4 voice acting took 2 years, 13,000 lines of dialogue

Fallout 4 has kept voice actors Brian Delaney and Courtenay Taylor quite busy, with more than 13,000 lines of dialogue recorded over the past two years. There is a large amount of hype and gamer excitement regarding Fallout 4, and it's great to see Bethesda apparently taking things seriously.

 

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It's an interesting addition to Fallout 4, as it's going to be fully voiced, with gamers able to choose a male or female character. It has been a logistical process for Bethesda, but will offer unique playability for gamers. Here is what game director Todd Howard recently told the Telegraph:

 

"We were lucky to find two great voice actors. And it's interesting because she may read things or act things differently than he does. So scenes play out differently depending on whether you are playing the game as male or female."

eSports critic Colin Cowherd has parted ways with ESPN

ESPN and radio host Colin Cowherd have agreed to end a "mutually beneficial run," with Cowherd reportedly leaving to join Fox Sports.

 

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If you aren't an avid follower of ESPN or EPSN Radio, you probably know Cowherd for one other reason: earlier in the year, he vowed to quit ESPN if they made him cover eSports. "IF ESPN ever forced me to cover that, or do play-by-play, I would quit."

 

Wonder if he demanded a no-eSports clause with Fox Sports?

 

"We've enjoyed a mutually beneficial run with Colin for over a decade. He came to national prominence on ESPN with his unique perspective on sports and society," said John Skipper, President of ESPN. "Endings also bring new beginnings, for ESPN and Colin, and we thank him and wish him the best."

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Win a trip to the LoL championships in Europe with Razer

Razer is offering some lucky Asia-Pacific residents to win a trip to Germany in order to watch the Riot Games League of Legends Championships in person through its LoL 2015 Golden Ticket Competition.

 

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This competition will provide three lucky winners flights, accommodation, peripherals and some one-on-one time with Razer sponsored professional gamers.

 

To enter, Razer asks that you purchase a product between July 15 and September 30 and fill out an entry on the official website including proof that you live in the Asia-Pacific region. More information about this event can be found here.

King Leoric makes an entrance to Heroes of the Storm

Explained as having an "odd mixture of damage, control and mobility" by Curse in a spotlight video, the Skeleton King is shaping up to be a formidable force on Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm battlefield.

 

 

Set as a warrior and team tank, this extra-tall hero comes with a trait which enables him to still partially function even after death, a 'skeletal swing' which deals damage and slows enemies, 'Drain Hope' which serves to drain a foe's hit points over a four second period and 'Wraith Walk' which enables you to travel as a ghost for a short time, allowing you to teleport to it before the time runs out - similar to an ability as seen in Sylvannas. Finally, his first ultimate allows you to create a medium-range barrier in order to lock all friends and foe within for a few seconds.

 

The other ultimate on offer is named 'March of the Black King' and puts your Leoric on a rampage, marching forward and swinging his weapon. If these abilities interest you, Heroes of the Storm is a free to play multiplayer online battle arena game and can be found here.

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CS:GO professional Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen says 'everyone does Adderal'

Ever wondered how some professional gamers keep their cool for so long at live events? Adderall is the answer, according to Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen (Nihilum and CLG Red coach) in a recent interview with Mohan 'Launders' Govindasamy at ESWC 2015.

 

 

The topic came about when Friesen was asked about a match and the crazy communications that went down during this performance. Alongside telling the interviewer that he doesn't "even care," Friesen went on to explain that "We were all on Adderall. I don't even give a fuck. It was pretty obvious if you listened to the comms. People can hate it or whatever."

 

Said to help those with ADHD focus, admitting to Adderall use may land players in hot water with the tournament organizer, ESL. With a harsh stance on drugs, ESL's rules read: "To play a match, be it online or offline, under the influence of any drugs, alcohol, or other performance enhancers is strictly prohibited, and may be punished with exclusion from the ESL One."

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Deep Silver says Yager has stepped away from developing Dead Island 2

The development of Dead Island 2 looks like it has been bitten by a zombie, with Deep Silver saying that it has parted ways with the developer behind the game, Yager.

 

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In a statement, a representative of Deep Silver said: "With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to delivering the sequel that Dead Island fans deserve. After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development partner Yager". As for what's happening with Dead Island 2, Deep Silver said that it promises to "continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life". The studio finished by saying that they "will share further information at a later stage".

 

We should hopefully hear more about Dead Island 2 in the near future.

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