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The Newbie Guide To The International Dota 2 Championship 2015

by Farhan · 13 hours ago · 3 Comments · 966 views

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Astro has confirmed that it will be screening The International Dota 2 Championship 2015 (TI5), and this will very likely bring in a large number of viewers who have no idea what’s going on. Fortunately, we are here to provide a short primer on what is going on and who to cheer for.

*Note: experienced Dota 2 can safely bookmark this to share with your friends/parents/relatives/people at the mamak/noobs who ask too many questions in the middle of a match.

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Razer To Honour Ouya Promise To Pay Indie Developers

by Farhan · 17 hours ago · 2 Comments · 571 views

Razer Blade Now Available In Malaysia

Razer somehow found itself stuck in the middle small outcry from indie developers after it announced the acquisition of Ouya. The micro-console maker had originally promised developers money in exchange for short term exclusitivity, a promise that was not kept. However, Razer has decided that the right thing to do would be to honour the promise and pay these developers.

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PlayStation 4 Props Sony Profits Up; Mobile Division Still Down In The Dumps

by Farhan · 2 days ago · 3 Comments · 1.6k views

PlayStation Now Open Beta Starts Today In The US And Canada

Sony has released its earnings for its first quarter of 2015, which ended today. As expected, Sony’s mobile division is still holding it back; while there was good news from PlayStation and Sony Devices – particularly from the imaging sensor business.

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Free To Play Version Of Titanfall Coming To Asia

by Farhan · 2 days ago · No Comments · 1k views

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Electronic Arts has revealed that it has plans to expand the reach of Titanfall through a free to play version of the game. Unsurprisingly, this new F2P Titanfall will be handled by Nexon – who are a specialist in the genre. Details of the deal are unavailable at this time, but all that is known is that the game will be PC exclusive and only open to the Asian market.

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Confirmed: Astro to Broadcast TI 5 Dota 2 Tournament Live

by Pang Tun Yau · 3 days ago · 6 Comments · 6k views

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When a rumour refuses to die, it usually means there is some truth in them. That appears to be the case with national broadcaster Astro, which for at least a month have been rumoured to be ready to air the upcoming The International Dota 2 tournament for its subscribers. The company has now confirmed that rumour, which will surely delight local eSports fans.

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Razer Announces Acquisition of Ouya

by Farhan · 4 days ago · 1 Comment · 681 views

Razer has announced the acquisition of Ouya, and it looks like the gaming peripheral specialist intends to use the micro-console’s expertise to further its own Android console goals. The company will be absorbing Ouya’s software, storefront, and technical staff; but the console itself will be discontinued.

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Security Flaw Left Steam Accounts Vulnerable To Theft For Several Days

by Farhan · 4 days ago · No Comments · 609 views

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Steam accounts belonging to several prominent streamers were temporarily stolen when attackers discovered a flaw in the gaming platform’s password reset system. There is no telling how many people were affected by the problem, although it has been solved and most of the stolen accounts returned to the rightful owners.

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China Lifts Ban on Video Game Consoles After 15 Years

by Andrew Cheng · 4 days ago · 7 Comments · 2.2k views

DualShock 4 for PlayStation 4 : PlayStation 20th Anniversary Edition

It definitely took some time, but after 15 long years, China has finally lifted the ban on video game consoles in the country. What exactly does this mean? For one, companies such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo can now sell and manufacture video game consoles anywhere in the country. Seeing how big of a country China is, this could affect the video game industry in more ways than one.

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Pro-League of Legends Player Suspended For Boosting Other Accounts For Money

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 4 Comments · 1.4k views

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Riot Games and League of Legends appears to want a share of the recent eSports drama. While not nearly as serious as performance enhancing drugs, Team Impulse player Yu “XiaoWeiXiao” Xian has been suspended from the game for selling his services in ELO boosting, i.e. increasing the ranking of other players.

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ESL Planning Drug Testing After eSports Doping Revelations

by Farhan · 1 week ago · No Comments · 280 views

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eSports organisation ESL is preparing to implement rules against the consumption of performance enhancing drugs (PED). This comes after an admission from a former Cloud9 player that the team had taken Adderall during a tournament to improve their concentration and performance.

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Blizzard Announces New Hearthstone Expansion – The Grand Tournament

by Farhan · 1 week ago · 1 Comment · 385 views

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Hearthstone, the world’s most popular online card game, is gearing up for the release of its next expansion. The Grand Tournament will introduce 132 new cards to the game; along with a new mechanic called Inspire.

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FIFA 16 Will Feature Women Athletes On Cover Art For The First Time

by Farhan · 2 weeks ago · 4 Comments · 668 views

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FIFA 16 is taking a new turn by putting female athletes on the cover of the game for the first time. It was already previously revealed that 16 women’s football teams would be featured, although players would not be able to play them against male teams. 

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