League of Legends Champions are getting another boost of visibility after a deal with Coca Cola has them appearing on packaging for the popular carbonated drink. The marketing campaign is part of a large advertising push for the upcoming LoL World Championship being held in October.
The iPad will soon be home to the Pokemon Trading Card Game. It’s not quite what fans of the series might be hoping for, but at least it is still getting Pokemon on the platform. The lone picture of the game comes from a post on Twitter, although it has been confirmed by an official from the Pokemon Company that the rumour is indeed true.
Razer has announced updated variants of the Black Widow keyboard, DeathAdder mouse, and Kraken 7.1 headset which utilise what they are calling the new Chroma feature. This is essentially a new customisable lighting pattern on the peripherals, but also includes an SDK that the company hopes will be used to integrate the changing colours into part of the gaming experience.
Microsoft dropped a massive bomb on the gaming community during its Xbox press conference at Gamescom 2014. Rise of the Tomb Raider, the next installment in the rebooted Tomb Raider series, will be an Xbox One exclusive; a move that may end up annoying a lot of gamers. After that bombshell, nothing else said really feels like much news; although both Forza Horizons 2 and Quantum Break look very interesting.
PlayStation held its Gamescom 2014 Press Conference last night. There were few surprises, although the company did manage to spring something new on gamers by releasing a mystery “interactive teaser” and letting everyone figure out what it is on their own. Some details about Far Cry 4 and the new Metal Gear Solid game also appeared alongside news that more than a few indie games would be making the move to the PlayStation platform.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed a multiplayer trailer for the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare title. The three minute video demonstrates a variety of futuristic weapons, armour, and technology; all of which is supposed to represent what Sledgehammer believes will be the part of the soldier of the future.
Ubisoft consultant Teut Weidemann has come out with a statement declaring that Riot Games’ League of Legends has an inherently flawed system. The conclusion was reached as a result of examining the metrics of the game from public tracking services; as well as shareholder reports, press releases, and conference talks. Essentially, Weidemann believes that LoL is only surviving because of its massive playerbase.
Gamers have been eagerly waiting news about the impending launch of Valve’s Source 2 with little to show for it. However, it appears that the new gaming engine has made an appearance in the most recent update to the Dota 2 Workshop. The revelation was first made on Reddit, where user RoyAwesome noticed some significant changes to the file system of the modding tools.
Twitch has implemented several changes that dramatically alter how users are able to store their old replays. A partnership with software company Audible Magic now allows the video streaming service to remove copyrighted music that may be playing in the background of user uploaded videos. This even affects music that may simply have been playing in the background while the user was playing the game. In addition to this, gameplay recordings will not longer be stored indefinitely on the Twitch servers.
Team ARETE brought home its first World of Tanks tournament win with prize money of US$60,000, as well as the title of being the best team after winning all their matches in the first season of the Wargaming.net League APAC (WGL APAC). Multinational Team Efficiency took second place, earning US$20,000 in the process.
The main event of The International Dota 2 Championship 2014 ended with Chinese team NewBee securing a 3 – 1 win over compatriots ViCi Gaming. NewBee’s aggressive strategy during the main event paid off greatly as they managed to dismantle the opposition with less effort after each round; a feat that cumulated in a 15 minute romp to victory.
The International Dota 2 Championship 2014 concludes tonight with two Chinese teams vying for the US$5 million grand prize. Both ViCi and NewBee have already clashed during the first round of the main event in the winners bracket, with the outcome favouring the dream team line up that is NewBee. ViCi managed to stage an impressive comeback from the loss and carve a path the grand finals through the lower bracket.