Xbox published a teaser for the July presentation of exclusives

Microsoft presented a teaser for the July presentation of Xbox exclusives. She depicted it as a Windows desktop Wallpaper, where some folder names are game names. The image was posted on Twitter.

Among the titles in the image, you can see Halo Infinite and Cyberpunk 2077. The other folder names don’t reveal the names of the games, but they hint at what users should expect at the presentation. For example, information about the Project xCloud cloud service and Smart Delivery, as well as announcements from internal Xbox studios.

The presentation of Xbox series x exclusives will take place on July 23 at 19: 00 Moscow time. Earlier, the network reported that the event will be attended by representatives of the Undead Labs Studio-they own the State of Decay series.

JAMES on meta in Dota 2: “I Want to see new heroes and a more active game»

Support Team Empire JAMA James Abdurashitov shared his opinion about meta in Dota 2. the eSports Player noted that he would like to see new heroes and a more aggressive style of play. Abdurashitov said this in an interview with the team portal.

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JAMA jAMES Abdurashitov:
“To be honest, we are tired of the same characters, as well as the fact that there is a more passive game. Farm is more valuable than the Ganges. I want to see new characters and a more active game, but at the same time there is a balance between farming and Ganges.”

JAMES also named his dream in eSports. He stated that he wants to win the series the International.

JAMA James Abdurashitov:
“My dream, like many players, is the same. This is, of course, to experience the feeling of winning LAN tournaments and lift Aegis of Champions over your head.”

Earlier, Abdurashitov told about the team’s participation in the BEYOND EPIC tournament for Europe and the CIS. Then he noted that the team wanted to get a new experience of playing at the shooting range-1 level and did not set a goal to win.

The developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator named the start date of the last stage of alpha testing

Asobo Studio announced that the final stage of alpha testing of Microsoft Flight Simulator will begin on July 9. After launching the last stage, the developers will prepare a closed beta. Information about this appeared on the official website of the Studio.

The exact date of the start of closed beta testing is unknown — it was promised to be called later. Previously, Asobo Studio planned to start this stage in mid-July, but now it is likely to be launched at the end of the month.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is in alpha testing since the end of 2019. The exact release date of the game developers have not yet announced. At the moment, it is known that it will be released before the end of 2020, but not before August.

RodjER: “When I was playing Virtus.pro, bootcamps were a very important part»

HellRaisers player Vladimir RodjER Nikoghosyan spoke about the 7.27 patch for Dota 2, and also shared his opinion about the current game form Virtus.pro. In an interview Gameinside.org he noted that his former team lacks a collective Bootcamp, and with the return of LAN tournaments, players will also be motivated.

According to RodjER, patch 7.27 introduced some nice changes for support. The esportsman believes that this update can also affect the placement of lines and return the 3-1-1 scheme to the meta.

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Vladimir RodjER Nikoghosyan:
“The same Tranquill Boots have become cheaper: nice. Smoke of Deceit has become cheaper, you can buy early to CD went. Tome of Knowledge has become cheaper: also nice. There are a lot of such small pleasures for saps. I also noticed that a lot of money is given for kills and streaks. Too much. <…>

Rather, it was done so that all sorts of heroes and saps who “split”,” skip “bundles and “space”, so that they gave less for them. Because it didn’t even make sense to kill them before. <…>

I believe that now triple lines will appear much more often. Again, the kill formula was changed. More experience is given. It is profitable now to kill three of one hero. So everything will be more active.”

RodjER is confident that with the return of LAN tournaments, Virtus.pro and other teams will be more motivated to train. The player suggested that this may be the reason for the decline of his former team.

Vladimir RodjER Nikoghosyan:
“There are only Solo and Noone left. Three other players joined them. I don’t know what kind of atmosphere they have in the team right now. Perhaps this is due to the loss of motivation due to the fact that the tournaments are online. They don’t give their best. Plus they don’t have bootcamps right now. When I was playing in Virtus.pro, boot camps were a very important part. We talked about DotA, thought different things together, “timberlines”. Perhaps they will play better when LAN tournaments and majors appear again.”

July 3 HellRaisers and Virtus.pro they met in the first round of the top bracket of Parimatch League Season 3. the Match ended with a score of 2: 1 in favor of Alexey Solo Berezin’s team.

Canadian CS:GO commentator accused of rape

Ex-girlfriend of a canadian CS commentator: Govindasama’s GO mohana launders told of a case where he had sex with her without her consent. According to Melanie, this happened in 2017 and caused her deep depression and psychological problems. The girl wrote about the incident on Twitter.
Melanie:
“One day I didn’t want to have sex because I wasn’t feeling very well. At first he agreed, but then later that day we were sitting on his black futon and he started hitting on me. I told him to his face that I didn’t want sex, and he said, “I don’t care. I want to do it right now.” His gaze was terrifying. He leaned over and held me while I cried and begged him to stop. I was lying on my back with my head hanging off the futon. I was crying, but I couldn’t do anything, I was numb and didn’t understand what was happening to me.

When he finished, he didn’t even know what he’d done to me. I tried to explain to him that this was wrong, but in response, he just suggested using the safe word next time. As if saying no and begging him to stop wasn’t enough for him. He felt absolutely no remorse.”

In the comments to the recording, the girl wrote that she has no evidence of what happened, except for correspondence with a close friend. She told him what had happened a few minutes after the incident. The conversation in the chat is dated 2017 and repeats the story she described.
Melanie:
“I understand that people are expressing doubts about what happened. Personally, I don’t feel like I have to prove anything to anyone. It will still be a “he said — I said” situation if there is no way to provide any evidence. I only have old correspondence with a close friend where I told him about what happened that day. I wrote to him a few minutes after the incident.”

Launders is a canadian commentator and CS:GO analyst. Worked on the BLAST series, StarSeries & i-League, EPICENTER, Esports Championship Series, cs_summit, DreamHack and other events. At the time of news publication, launders had no comment on the former girlfriend’s allegations.

The US army has become a partner of the American Call of Duty team

The American call of Duty Chicago Huntsmen and the US army have entered into a partnership agreement. The team announced this on Twitter. Details of the collaboration are unknown.

In December 2019, the military Department changed the budget allocation for 2020, abandoning television in favor of digital technologies. Two months later, the US Navy announced a partnership with DreamHack and ESL, and in March, it became known about the army’s collaboration with the organization Evil Geniuses. Another similar deal was reported in April — when the US national guard became a partner of the Complexity Limit Guild from World of Warcraft.

Chicago Huntsmen is an American club that was founded in September 2019. It is owned by NRG eSports. Since 2020, the team participates in the professional Call of Duty League, in which it became the champion of the second week of the competition in Atlanta. For the first place, the Chicago Huntsmen earned $50 thousand.

“We are interested in cooperation” – the organizers of BEYOND EPIC appealed to bloggers on YouTube

The management of Epic Esports Events turned to bloggers who publish highlights and other materials from the BEYOND EPIC Dota 2 tournament on their YouTube channels. According to the organizers, they are open to cooperation, but ask to fulfill certain conditions, which you can learn more about by email.

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Epic Esports Events:
“Dear YouTube bloggers! We know that many of you are fans of our EPIC tournaments. This is a small but extremely important message — for you.

We are interested in collaborating and sharing content — including within the framework of the BEYOND EPIC tournament. You can publish videos with our commentators ‘ voice-overs, match highlights, and other content on your channels if you meet simple conditions.

If you are interested in cooperation, please contact info@epicenter.gg specifying a link to your YouTube channel. We will tell you what you need to do to prevent your videos from getting strikes.

Let’s share a beautiful DotA!»

BEYOND EPIC for Europe and the CIS runs online from June 15 to 28. Teams play a prize pool of $200 thousand.

Detective quest from the authors of Life is Strange and Vampyr will be a temporary exclusive of EGS

Detective quest Twin Mirror from the creators of Life is Strange and Vampyr will be a temporary exclusive of the Epic Games Store. Dontnod Entertainment announced this in the game’s teaser announcement. The video was shown during the presentation of PC Gaming Show 2020.

According to the DSOGaming portal, the agreement allowed the Studio to implement all creative ideas, as well as not to split the game into different parts. Dontnod will release the full title immediately.

Twin Mirror is scheduled for release in 2020, but the exact release date is still unknown. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Earlier, Gematsu portal reported that Dontnod Entertainment has opened a Studio in Montreal, which will deal with the company’s new project.

Team Liquid will play FURIA Esports in the final of the North American DreamHack Masters Spring 2020

Team Liquid defeated 100 Thieves in the final match of the lower bracket DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 CS:GO for North America. The opponent of nick nitr0 Cannella’s line-up in the Grand final of the tournament will be FURIA Esports. The meeting will be held on June 14.

100 Thieves left the competition. The team took third place and earned $15 thousand. Cloud9, Gen.G, MIBR, Chaos and Evil Geniuses also finished earlier in the championship.

DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 for North America runs online from may 19 to June 14. Eight teams are raffling off $100,000.

In June, Blizzard banned 124,000 Chinese players in WoW-these were bots and cheaters

Blizzard reported on blocking accounts on Chinese servers of World of Warcraft. Since the beginning of June, the company has banned 124,204 accounts for violating the license agreement. The full list of nicknames of violators is published on the forum.

In the last week of may, the company also banned 211 thousand accounts. According to reports, most of the cheaters play World of Warcraft Classic. On the version of Battle for Azeroth, there were about 18 thousand violators at the end of may, and 10 thousand at the beginning of June.

Bots on Chinese servers WoW — one of the main problems of MMORPG, Classic users often complain about the abundance of unscrupulous players. We have already written about how gamers turned to Blizzard with a request to reduce the number of cheaters.

Sony received a $2.4 million fine for violating consumer rights

An Australian court has sentenced Sony to a $2.4 million fine for violating consumer rights. The Japanese company refused four users who tried to return the purchased games. Sony pleaded guilty.

The trial began in 2018. Sony representatives told four customers that the possibility of a refund is blocked immediately after downloading the game from the PSN or 14 days after purchase, if the title has never been launched.

This policy of Sony is contrary to Australian law. Rod Sims, Chairman of the national competition and consumer Commission, noted that digital purchases are covered by the same warranty as physical copies of games, and it cannot be revoked due to Sony’s internal rules.

The Australian court document stated that the games that users tried to return were “defective”. Whether the product was damaged or simply did not satisfy consumers ‘ tastes is not specified.

The court also drew attention to another violation on the part of Sony: representatives of the company’s technical support told one of the clients that they would only be able to reimburse him for the cost of the game in the PlayStation virtual currency. Rod Sims indicated that the company must return the money in the form in which it was paid for the product.

Sony agreed with the court’s decision and will pay a fine, as well as reimburse all the costs of the regulator in the case. Representatives of the company did not comment on the situation.

Media: filming of the second season of “the Witcher” will resume in mid-summer

Filming for the second season of Netflix’s “the Witcher” may resume in late July or mid-August. This opinion was reached by redanian Intelligence journalists with reference to an interview with the production Director of the series, Bob Terry.

In a conversation with Deadline reporters, Terry said that work is currently underway to open a Studio where filming will resume. Over the next two weeks, Terry will talk to team members to finalize the site’s safety rules.

The release of the second season of “the Witcher” from Netflix is scheduled for 2021. The debut of the show took place at the end of 2019. It was warmly received by critics and fans, and had a positive impact on sales of the franchise’s games.

Natus Vincere lost their third match at ESL One Birmingham 2020

Natus Vincere lost to Team Secret in the ESL One Birmingham 2020 Dota 2 group stage match for Europe and the CIS. Idan MagicaL Vardanyan’s team lost the match with a score of 0: 2 and did not earn points.

Team Secret won the fifth victory and equaled on points with Nigma, which leads group A. the next secret match will take place against the KURO KuroKy team of Salehi Takhasomi on may 31 at 17:00 Moscow time. In a parallel match, NAVI will compete with Team Liquid.

European and CIS division matches at ESL One Birmingham 2020 take place online from 24 may to 7 June. Teams play a prize pool of $200 thousand.

Qikert after winning Virtus.pro at BLAST Premier CIS Cup: “Good mood, finally»

Alexey Qikert Golubev commented on the victory Virtus.pro on BLAST Premier CIS Cup CS:GO. On Twitter, he noted that his mood had finally lifted, and also thanked forZe for the game.
Alexey Qikert Golubev:
“Good mood, finally. GG, forZe”.

In the final of the CIS Cup qualification tournament, Qikert team defeated forZe with a score of 2: 1. Virtus.pro got a slot on BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Showdown for Europe.

The Spring Showdown tournament will be held from June 1 to June 15. VP will play in group B together with Fnatic, mousesports, Team Dignitas and MAD Lions. The prize Fund of the contest composes $182,5 thousand teams also will compete for three slots in the final championship series.

4 Zoomers started their performance at Vulkan Fight Series with a loss

4 Zoomers lost to Nova in the Vulkan Fight Series Dota 2 group stage match. Nico Gunnar Lopez’s Team finished the match with a score of 0: 2 and did not earn points.

In the next match, Nova will fight Khan. The meeting is scheduled for may 31, 13: 55 Moscow time. It is not known when the rest of the group stage matches will be played.

Vulkan Fight Series runs online from may 23 to June 13. Participants draw $10 thousand, of which $6 thousand will go to the winner.

CS:GO players noticed the uneven consumption of cartridges when shooting with Dual Berettas

When shooting from Dual Berettas in CS:GO cartridges in the right and left handguns are consumed unevenly, since the shots do not alternate with each other. Fans of the game posted a video showing this feature.

Initially, Dual Berettas were only available to players on the side of terrorists, but in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the developers added them to special forces. Users of these semi-automatic pistols have 30 rounds in the magazine and another 120 in stock. Their cost in the shooter from Valve is $400.

Previously in CS:GO found a bug that allows you to see through walls on the Mirage map. While in this position, the player can also kill opponents by shooting through the wall.

Seized on the transition to Cyber Legacy: “I’m Sure I made the right choice»

Denis seized Kostin spoke about his transition to the cyber Legacy CS:GO team. He noted that he was also invited to the pro100, but the eSports player decided to join CL, as he believes that it can make a good team. Kostin said this during a personal broadcast on Twitch.

Seized added that it is confident in the decision to join the Cyber Legacy. The player also noted that the team should have a coach, who has not yet been announced.
Denis seized Kostin:
“Yes, [I was invited to pro100]. <..> At a distance, for many reasons, I think there will be more prospects here [in Cyber Legacy]. If you take the composition of pro100 and CL, it is clear that pro100 is stronger — established players, more invites. But at a distance [from Cyber Legacy], you can make a good team.

I’m sure I made the right choice. It remains only to work and prove it in practice. < … > Plus, the team must come to the coach, the announcement of which is not yet available. He will help us a lot, because at the present time it is very difficult without a coach and a good organization behind us.”

Cyber Legacy announced changes to the roster on may 20. Together with seized, Timur clax Sabirov joined the team — he became the fifth member of the line-up.

OG will play Natus Vincere in the semifinals of Gamers Without Borders 2020

OG defeated Nigma in the first round of Gamers Without Borders 2020 Dota 2. Johan n0tail Sundstein’s Team finished the match with a score of 2: 1 and went to the semifinals of the championship.

The next opponent of OG will be Natus Vincere, who previously coped with Virtus.pro. The start of the match for reaching the final of the tournament is scheduled for may 16, 19: 00. You can read the results of the matches and the schedule of the competition in our report.

Gamers Without Borders takes place online on may 15-17. Teams play a symbolic prize Fund of $1.5 million. All funds will be used to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Аналитики: Power.for — фаворит в матче с VP.Prodigy на Epic Prime League

May 15 at 19: 40 GMT Virtus.pro will play with VP. Prodigy in the final of the top grid of Epic Prime League Season 1 on Dota 2. parimatch Analysts believe that the team of Alexey Solo Berezin will be stronger in this confrontation. The broadcast of the meeting is available at the link.

Quote to win Virtus.pro it is 1.50, and you can bet on the success of the youth team of the organization with a coefficient of 2.48. previously, the teams met In the group stages of the first season of Epic Prime League and WePlay! Pushka League Season 1 Division 1 — both contests ended in favor Virtus.pro.

Coefficients:
Virtus.pro (1.50) vs. VP. Prodigy (2.48) – may 15, 19:40 Moscow time.
The odds are taken from the website of the betting company Parimatch and are current at the time of publication of the material. After registration, the first bid insurance will be available for up to 2 thousand rubles.

Epic Prime League Season 1 runs from April 15 to may 17 online. Eight teams are raffling off $150,000.

Virtus.pro meet VP. Prodigy in the final of the top grid of the Epic Prime League

Virtus.pro beat FlyToMoon in the semi-final of Epic Prime League Season 1 in Dota 2. Alexey Solo Berezin’s Team finished the match with a score of 2: 1 and went to the final of the winners.

VP will play with VP. Prodigy for a slot in the Grand final of the championship. Earlier, the team of Vitaly Save-Melnik managed Team Spirit. FTM fell into the lower bracket of the tournament, where it will compete in a relegation match with the team of Egor ergon Kozlov.

Epic Prime League Season 1 runs from April 15 to may 17 online. Teams play a prize Fund of $150 thousand.

Media: the summer sale on Steam will begin at the end of June

The big summer sale on Steam will start on June 25 and last for two weeks. Information about this appeared on several gaming sites, but there was no official announcement from Valve yet.

Previously, journalists have already assumed that the summer sale on Steam will traditionally begin between June 20 and 30. Usually the first day of the promotion falls on the third or fourth Thursday of the month, which confirms the information about June 25.

The summer sale on Steam is one of the largest promotions in the digital store. During this period, you can buy a lot of famous titles with discounts of up to 50% or more. During the year, the Steam administration also holds sales on Halloween, Black Friday and Christmas.

Horizon Zero Dawn has entered the top 10 most desired games on Steam

Horizon Zero Dawn from the Studio Guerrilla Games took the tenth place in the list of desired games on Steam. Cyberpunk 2077 is in the first position of the rating — the top 3 also includes Dying Light 2 and the Outer Worlds.

Horizon Zero Dawn was released on February 28, 2017. Initially, the game was an exclusive PlayStation 4, but in March 2020, Sony announced its release on the PC. The exact date and price are still unknown — it is expected that the title will be available to users of personal computers in the summer.

Earlier in the network, it was reported that Guerrilla Games planned a trigoliya for the Horizon Zero Dawn franchise. According to rumors, the game’s sequel will be a PlayStation 5 exclusive.

90-year-old gamer from Japan got into the Guinness Book of records

90-year-old Japanese Hamako Mori got into the Guinness Book of records as the oldest gamer. She was included in the list in November 2019 at the age of 89, and on may 8, an interview with her was published on the Guinness World Records channel.

Hamako Mori has more than 38 years of playing experience. She also records videos on YouTube, where more than 185 thousand people subscribe to her channel. There it passes Resident Evil 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Borderlands 3, Days Gone and other titles.

In an interview with Guinness World Records, she said that she spends 7-8 hours a day playing games. Mori noted that she worries when she does not manage to pass some tasks — at these moments, the Japanese woman feels depressed. According to the gamer, she often fails and is happy when the game passes without any problems.

The 90-year-old Japanese resident also shared her impressions of Grand Theft Auto V. She praised the title and noted the good graphics. According to her, during the game, she gets the feeling that she is watching a movie.