Gamers have found an unusual way to pass dungeons in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

Fans of World of Warcraft have discovered that Shadowlands has the ability to throw elite NPCs into the abyss during the passage of dungeons. This can be done by priests using the “mind Control” ability.

You can drop the enemy into the abyss in the dungeons “Mists of Tierna Skitt” and “Spires of rebirth”. When the priest takes control of an NPC and jumps into the abyss for it, the mob simply disappears. Previously, a similar trick with the “mind Control” ability could be pulled against real players, for example, on the “Eye of the storm” battlefield. Previously, the developers made available the function of free transfer of the character to WarCraft. This decision is due to the increase in the number of users after the release of the addon and the queues that appeared on popular servers.

The opinions of gamers about it are divided — some praise the add-on for a well-thought-out plot, others find it tedious.

A minor eSports player accused the streamer of harassment — she did not deny their relationship

15-year-old professional Fortnite player Charlie Maage Sykes accused streamer Britney briloll Irwin of sexual harassment. According to him, the 21-year-old girl sent him Nude photos, as well as messages of an intimate nature. The streamer did not deny what happened.
Charlie Maage Sykes:
“I don’t know where to start, but I was advised to expose briloll. She is 21 years old and has been sending me sexual images and messages for the past three weeks. I have a video and photo confirmation. She’s going to sign a contract with the organization. If she denies what I said, I will provide proof. I don’t want it to come to this, but I will if I have to, because people like her don’t deserve to be on the platform. To begin with, I will show the most insignificant part of the correspondence.”

Maage tweeted a screenshot of briloll calling him ” daddy.” After the teenager made her behavior public, the streamer deleted all social media accounts. Only the Twitch profile remained active — more than 40 thousand people subscribed to the briloll channel, most often it streams Fortnite. Before deleting it, she posted her version of what happened on TwitLonger.
Brittney briloll Irwin:
I want to say: I know that my actions are unacceptable, and there is no excuse for what I did. I sincerely apologize to everyone. I don’t deserve a contract with the platform, so I delete all my accounts, leave everything behind, and go to the doctor. <…>

I would never be sexually assaulted or interested in children at all, and I never thought that of all people I would open up to Charlie. Some time after our conversation, he confessed his feelings to me. This caused a shock, and that’s when I should have blocked it, but I continued the communication-initiated a connection that shouldn’t have been there. I was wrong, I shouldn’t have gotten close to him, I should have stopped opening up to him, but I was mentally ill, and he was the only person who was close to me — both online and offline. <…> I plan to see a doctor about my mental health in order to fix my life. I opened up to the wrong person and became addicted to the feeling that I was no longer alone. I’m really sorry.”

Allegations of sexual harassment in the eSports environment occur regularly. For example, at the end of July, a former professional player in Super Smash Bros. Gonzalo ZeRo Barrios was accused of harassing an underage girl.

Kaze and the Wild Masks Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Soedesco and PixelHive have announced the release of the 1990s-inspired platformer Kaze and the Wild Masks on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. Pixel art platformer will be presented in two versions – digital and physical. The Xbox One demo is now available during the Xbox One Summer Gaming Festival on July 27th.

Go on a journey with Kaze and you can travel back to the nineties in time. And to the Crystal Islands in space. An unknown curse has come to the islands and Kaze must rescue her friend Hogo by fighting against the revived plants and vegetables. And only legendary masks possessing the power of the keepers of land, air and sea will help you on your journey.

Desperados III Free Upgrade Unlocks New Content

The free update for Desperados III, which is now available on all platforms, brings you Baron’s Challenge Mission Pack # 1. Flagston, Higgins Manor, Eagle River and DeWitt House.
Disappeared: A certain snake oil merchant trades in Flagston’s town square. Let it disappear.
Unnamed Voodoo: Isabelle is about to disrupt Mayor Higgins’ wedding with a LOT of mind control darts.
Public transport: Two corpses are to be taken to the Eagle River train station. The guards won’t shoot right away, but if they spot a corpse …
Bird Hunt: Doc sits on the roof of DeWitt’s House with lots of ammo and a list of five targets. The party continues.

Dark Renaissance will be released in 2021

VLG, a growing and future-oriented Italian publisher specializing in multifaceted and deep storytelling, and Studio V, the creator of last year’s acclaimed psychological thriller Dry Drowning, present their latest epic visual novel, Dark Renaissance.

Created by international bestselling author Matteo Strukul, who specializes in historical fiction, to music by renowned composer David Logan, the story is inspired by role-playing, historical play and graphic novel. It tells the story of the fate of a Venetian mercenary who has to uncover the eerie secrets of the scientific, artistic and cultural achievements of the 15th century Renaissance. The game will premiere in 2021.

Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town Adventure Quest Premiere

Imaginarylab, a studio dedicated to improving interactive storytelling, and VLG, an immersive story-driven entertainment company, have announced the premiere of their new game, Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town, starting August 11 on Steam and Gog. In honor of the premiere, there will be a special 15% discount throughout the week.

Inspired by the timeless classics Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island, the new game brings modern trends to the genre. The adventurers will have to collect clues and solve puzzles in a computerized 3D pirate world.

Imaginarylab and VLG have announced the premiere of the classic Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town adventure on Steam and GOG. In honor of the premiere, the game will be available with a 15% discount throughout the week.

“Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town is a nod to the days when we played classic quests all night long, like Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island,” says VLG executive Daniel Falcone. “Those who know and appreciate the old school will finally be able to see how classic gameplay combines with modern mechanics, to introduce their children to their favorite genre, which is now so deplorably few.”

Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town brings modern trends to the classic genre. The adventurers will have to collect clues and solve puzzles in a computerized 3D pirate world. As Willie unravels the mystery of his father’s disappearance, quest fans of all ages can enjoy hilarious dialogues, quirky characters, and adorable cartoon graphics. Those who grew up playing these games will appreciate a variety of Easter eggs that refer to the cult stories of the good old days.

New Frontiers update for Barotrauma

Daedalic, independent studios FakeFish and Undertow Games are proud to present the biggest New Frontiers update to the unique sci-fi submarine simulator Barotrauma since it was on Steam Early Access since June.

The New Frontiers update makes the game even more diverse by adding a story-driven journey to a mysterious goal deep in the waters of Europe. Many aspects of the game have been improved to give players a real sense of progress in the campaign mode. In addition, a working ending has appeared, which opens up access to the high-level region.

Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town in August

Imaginarylab, a studio dedicated to improving interactive storytelling, and VLG, an immersive story-driven entertainment company, have announced the premiere of their new game, Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town, starting August 11 on Steam and Gog. In honor of the premiere, there will be a special 15% discount throughout the week.

Inspired by the timeless classics Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island, the new game brings modern trends to the genre. The adventurers will have to collect clues and solve puzzles in a computerized 3D pirate world.

BLIZZARD IS ENDING ACTIVE SUPPORT FOR STARCRAFT II BUT HINTS THE SERIES TO CONTINUE

Blizzard announced that it is ending active support for StarCraft II: for example, new paid content such as commanders and loot containers will no longer be released for the game. But the strategy will still not be left without patches, the company emphasizes.

In the future, for StarCraft II they are going to release only updates with balance changes and update seasons. The esports scene will continue to exist: Blizzard handed over the StarCraft II tournaments to its partners in early 2020, but will provide prize pools for the competition for at least two more years.

According to VP Rob Bridenbecker, StarCraft is one of Blizzard’s key franchises. After the end of active support for SCII, they are not going to score a series. “We understand that some players were interested in elements that will not be featured in the game, but there is good news: the changes will allow us to plan for the future not only for StarCraft II, but for the StarCraft universe as a whole,” writes Bryndenbecker.

In honor of StarCraft II’s 10th birthday in July 2020, Blizzard released a huge patch 5.0. It is so large that the company decided not to make any balance sheet adjustments in the fourth quarter of this year.

OVERWATCH IS HANDED OUT FOR FREE UNDER THE OVERWATCH LEAGUE PROMOTION

The day before, something went wrong, and on the page of the Boston Uprising team from the Overwatch League, an offer to pick up a free copy of Overwatch appeared. The freebie was quickly shut down, but Blizzard confirmed that it would be back soon.

According to Overwatch League Vice President Jon Spector, each team in the League organizes the giveaway – fans will be able to get hold of both the game itself and the esports tokens that are used to purchase League skins.

The Boston Uprising offer page is now showing the following: “Due to high demand, the form has been closed. All eligible participants will receive codes within 72 hours. ” As PC Gamer adds, the promotion had the following restrictions:

distribute only the PC version,
you must be a resident of the United States,
The code request must be submitted by January 15th.
In general, the free giveaway is confusing and clearly does not portend the transition of Overwatch to free-play, which sofa experts often talk about. The promotion is intended rather to increase the popularity of the League among viewers – they will have to go to the e-sports event page!

The hero from the classic meme of the 2000s will return to World of Warcraft

In addition to World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the NPC Olgra will appear. For players who are familiar with the classic MMORPG version, she is known as “Mankrik’s wife”.

In the “Steppes” location, Horde players can take the “Missing in action” task from an Orc named Mankrik. He asks the player to find the wife who fought with him against the boars, but did not return home. This task is difficult to complete: in the original WoW, there are no placemarks on the map that can quickly find the location of the quest. Blizzard did not add any identification marks to make it easier for players to cope with the search for the Orc. Therefore, one of the most popular questions in the location was: “Where is Mankrik’s wife?”.

After wandering through the “Steppes”, the player either started asking this question to all users passing by, or studied every pixel on the map. The secret is that only a “Disfigured corpse” remains of Mankrik’s wife — this item should be picked up and taken to the widower.

The quest was so difficult that it turned into a meme. Any stupid or funny question in the chat was sometimes answered: “Mankrik’s Wife”. Some gamers made fun of the newcomers, explaining in detail where you can supposedly find Olgra, sending them to hard-to-reach places on the map.

Blizzard already made references to this quest in the Cataclysm expansion — then the task was removed due to location changes, but the NPC Mankrik remained in place. Next to it appeared a modest monument to Olgra, the tombstone says: “It took forever to find you.” In addition, Warlords of Draenor, which, in fact, is an alternative storyline WoW, the Orc family is much happier: players can access the quest “Lost in Nagrand”, which can be completed without much difficulty and find Olgra alive and well.

In Shadowlands, players will meet the same Olga who died many years ago during the events of the classic version of the game. She will live in Naltrexone — locations for soldiers who died in battle. She not only became a Gladiator, but also received the title of Vengeance of the Vanquished. “Revenge Of The Vanquished”). This is a reference to the comic fighting game that Blizzard released on April 1, 2014.

The release date of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is still unknown — in October, Blizzard postponed the release of the add-on indefinitely. According to the developers, the add-on will be released before the end of 2020.

Riot Games started working on leaderboards in Valorant

Valorant game Director Joe Ziegler said that the development team has started creating a leaderboard. In a tweet, he clarified that there is no exact release date for this feature yet.

Joe Ziegler:
“For those of you waiting for the leaderboard in the game: we are currently working on this feature! We don’t have an exact release date yet, but we’re still working on it. I’ll let you know when we get to the finish line.”
The studio announced that it plans to introduce the leaderboard in Valorant, in early October. Riot Games also added the ability to choose your preferred server.

Previously, the authors of Valorant fixed problems with sound on the Icebox map and a bug with a client crash. As a result of the update, issues with audio latency, loading screens, and others were resolved. In addition, the developers promised to eliminate the hangups that users of the shooter encountered.

Mountain Dew and PUBG Mobile announced a collaboration

Fizzy drink brand Mountain Dew and playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile developers have announced a partnership. Players are waiting for temporary changes on the Paramo map, and the brand will sponsor several tournaments.

As part of the collaboration, new Mountain Dew gas stations will appear on the PUBG Mobile map for a limited time. At special refueling points, players will be able to get access to unique trophies: t-shirts, parachutes, game coupons and coins.

The fizzy drinks brand will sponsor three mobile game tournaments in 2020: PUBG Mobile Pro League Americas, PUBG Mobile World League and PUBG Mobile Global Championship.

In September 2020, a collaboration was announced between PUBG Mobile and K-pop group BLACKPINK, in which an in-game event takes place in the mobile game from September 20 to November 2, and metro trains with the symbols of the app and the music group were launched in Thailand.

Watch Dogs: Legion developers will add offline mode and crossplay to the game

Watch Dogs: Legion will feature a game without an Internet connection, and in future patches, developers will also add support for crossplay. The authors of the title told about this on reddit.

The developers noted that without an Internet connection, users will not be able to see photos of the community, take their own pictures and share them. The authors also added that Watch Dogs: Legion will feature microtransactions — players will be able to buy cosmetic items.

The release of Watch Dogs: Legion will be held on October 29. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia users. On November 10, the game will also be released on the Xbox Series S and X, and then appear on the PS5.

The author of the updated Cache released an improved version of the map in CS:GO

Artist and level designer Sean FMPONE Snelling updated de_cache for CS:GO. The improved map is currently available only in the Steam workshop — when the changes will be applied to the official version of the location, it is not reported.

In a tweet, FMPONE said that it removed unnecessary details of the environment from the map, and also generally improved the visual component of Cache to make it more pleasant to look at. Valve usually introduces major location updates to the main CS client:GO a few days later.

The redesigned Cache appeared in the shooter on October 18, 2019 and became available for playing in all official modes. Before that, in March of the same year, the map was removed from the competition mappul — instead of it, Vertigo was used in tournaments.

Sony raised the price of Ghost of Tsushima in the Russian PS Store

In the Russian PS Store, Ghost of Tsushima has become more expensive — the standard edition can now be purchased for ₽4,999 (previously ₽4,449), and the purchase of the Digital Deluxe Edition will cost ₽5,719 (previously ₽5,099). Information about this appeared on the Sony store page.

The price for the regular edition of the game has also increased for users from Ukraine. It is not known what the changes are related to. Earlier in the Russian PS Store, other titles also rose in price. Sony noted that the innovations are “a reflection of current market conditions.”

Ghost of Tsushima was released on July 17, 2020 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. the Game tells the story of Jin Sakai, a samurai who resists the capture of Tsushima island by the Mongols.

The PC market has shown record growth over the past ten years

In the third quarter of 2020, the growth of the personal computer market compared to the same period in 2019 was 12.7%. Over the past ten years, this figure has become a record. This is stated in the report of the analytical company Canalys.

The growth provided a huge demand for laptops, which began at the height of the coronavirus pandemic and the transfer of workers to a remote system. This segment increased by 28.3%. Demand for desktop PCs and workstations decreased by 26%.

Lenovo ranked first in terms of PC sales among manufacturers, although the company’s market share declined by 0.3%, from 24.6% to 24.3%. Next up are HP, Dell, Apple and Acer.

Ray tracing technology will appear in Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight developers will add support for ray tracing technology to the game. First, it will appear on the PC, and over time, developers will add it for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/s consoles. This was told by an employee of Behavior Interactive in an interview with Wccftech.

In a conversation with a site reporter, he also confirmed that Dead by Daylight will run on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at 60 FPS and in 4K resolution. The Xbox Series S will initially support 1080p resolution — later the authors of the title will try to raise it to 1140p.

The Xbox Series S went on sale on November 10 at a price of $299. The older model will be available for purchase on the same day and will cost $499. The official release of the PlayStation 5 will take place on November 19. Pre — orders are now available-however, many retailers have already exhausted the quotas for available consoles.

Amazon announced the closure of the servers of the Crucible shooter

The authors of Crucible decided to stop the development of the shooter. The game servers will be disabled on November 9. This was announced by Amazon Game on the official website of the title.

The developers studied fan feedback on the latest changes to Crucible, and then came to the conclusion that the game has no future. The announcement indicates that employees who were engaged in creating the shooter will be transferred to New World and other projects.

The Crucible team shooter was released on may 21 on Steam. After a lot of negative reviews, Amazon returned the shooter to the closed beta stage. Then the developers said that they would listen more to users.

Xbox services will be officially launched in Ukraine

Microsoft signed a Memorandum with the government of Ukraine on the development of the IT sector in the country. This is reported by the Ukrainian publication AIN.

As part of the agreement, Xbox will be officially launched in Ukraine. Previously, consoles were available for purchase, but you had to register accounts in other countries. Now users can choose Ukraine as their region of residence and pay for games in UAH. The interface will also get an update with the Ukrainian language.

The official launch of Xbox in Ukraine should take place before the end of 2020. At the moment, we are only talking about preliminary agreements, so the Deputy Minister of digital transformation of Ukraine, Alexander Bortnyakov, did not name the exact dates.

Among Us became the most downloaded mobile game in the third quarter of 2020

Users spent over $29.3 billion on mobile games and apps in the third quarter of 2020. The total number of software installations in the App Store and Google Play during this period reached 36 billion. This was reported by the analytical Agency Sensor Tower. The most profitable and downloaded non-game app was Tik-Tok.

Among Us was the most downloaded game in the third quarter. In 2019, 13 times fewer users downloaded it over the same period.

The Chinese company Tencent has taken a leading position in the market. Honor of Kings and PUBG Mobile were the highest-grossing games for the quarter. Revenue growth for the year increased by 65% and 28%, respectively. Collectively, games in the top five brought in more than $2.4 billion, or 12% of all consumer spending on mobile games, in the last quarter.

According to experts, spending on mobile games increased sharply in early 2020 due to the pandemic. In the third quarter, growth continued, with App Store and Google Play users spending $20.9 billion on games.

Bloober Team and Forever Entertainment will produce horror games for Nintendo Switch

The Polish Studio Bloober Team, which specializes in creating horror films, together with the publisher Forever Entertainment established the company Fearful Entertainment. It will focus on producing horror games for the Nintendo console.

Fearful Entertainment is known as one of the largest game publishers on the Nintendo Switch. Among other things, the Studio produces remakes of various titles. According to representatives of Bloober, they were prompted to create Fearful Entertainment by the fact that there are few high-quality horror games on Switch: the store mainly offers either multiplatform titles or frankly weak games.

At the moment, Fearful Entertainment is discussing the first projects. On the site bankier.pl it is reported that the Studio plans to buy classic IP in the horror genre and create remakes. The new Studio also does not rule out that it may focus on the Asian market.

Bloober Team was noted for such games as Layers of Fear, Observer and Blair Witch. At the moment, The Studio is developing The Medium — horror for future-generation consoles.

One thousand and one bugs-the authors of Marvel’s Avengers released a major update

Crystal Dynamics Studio has introduced a V1.3.0 patch that fixes more than a thousand issues found in Marvel’s Avengers. The team announced this on the official Square Enix website.

Information about existing bugs was collected within two weeks. As part of the first global update, matchmaking was improved, and errors in the combat system, tests, equipment, and rewards were fixed. In addition, the user interface has been improved and problems with animation have been fixed.

The developers said that they will continue to work on improving their product. To do this, they asked for help from users: they can leave comments about the game in the patch discussion thread on reddit.

Marvel’s Avengers was released on September 4. The game was released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. Later versions are planned to be released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

The network distributed a photo with the fake PS5 slogan-it supports whites

The attackers posted a fake photo of PlayStation 5 advertising banners with the slogan “It’s OK to be white” (“It’s OK to be white”). With the help of special programs, they replaced the original inscription – ” Play Has No Limits “(“the game has no borders”).

Photos of the original banners appeared online on September 11. It was made through the glass of the Australian EB Games store in preparation for the PS5 PR campaign. there is no Fake slogan on Sony products.

The PlayStation 5 will go on sale on November 19 worldwide and November 12 in selected countries. The console will come in two colors-black and white.

The possible line-up of Natus Vincere for ESL One Germany 2020 has become known

Natus Vincere Dota 2 roster can include coach Anatoly Boo1k Ivanov and Kerry Igor iLTW Filatov. Information about this appeared on the CYBERSLOVO channel in Telegram.

According to rumors, afterlife may also join the roster. The nearest tournament for NAVI is ESL One Germany 2020. The club has not officially announced who will represent it in this championship.

On September 18, Natus Vincere transferred three players and a Dota 2 coach to the reserve team. Only Alexander Immersion khmelevskoy and Ilyas illias Ganeev remained in the roster — the latter, according to an insider, may not be included in the starting roster at the next tournament.