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.

For Lord of the Rings Online prepare a mini-addon with the edition for 99 dollars

The Lord of the Rings Online team is working on a major game addition Gundabad, which will send players to the homeland of Durin the Immortal. It will be released in 2021, but before that, we are waiting for another mini-addition.
Studio Standing Stone Games announced that in October will be released update 28, called War of the Three Peaks. The mini-addon will be paid, and various publications have estimated it from $ 20 to $ 99. It is not yet known what makes a special edition so expensive.
The mini-add-on will not increase the level. Players will be able to visit two new raids and complete about 80 new missions, learning more about the past of these places. But the main thing is that the first riding boars will appear in the game.

War of the Three Peaks will eventually be able to buy for points LOTRO — currency, which is produced in the game, albeit very slowly.

The creators of Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen released a picturesque teaser trailer

Visionary Realms Studio, which is working on the online fantasy game Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, has released a new trailer. This is a short sketch that shows the picturesque fantastic landscapes of the game world.
This video is used on the updated site of the game: a few days ago, it was subjected to a global redesign. Here you can also find a selection of impressive screenshots and art, as well as news about the development process.

Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is being developed by former employees of Sony Online Entertainment and other studios who participated in the work on EverQuest and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. The game should become the spiritual successor of these projects, as well as other classic MMORPGs.
Pantheon is based on complex challenges and an emphasis on social interactions: group content, guilds, and reputation. The main focus is on PvE aspects, although the authors promise at least one PvP server.
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen is currently undergoing early alpha testing. You can participate by purchasing an early access kit.

The OMEGA League final for Europe was the third most watched in 2020

The decisive confrontation between Team Secret and OG at OMEGA League Dota 2 in the Immortal division was included in the top three most popular matches of the year. Statistics were provided by the Esports Charts resource.

At its peak, 400,000 people watched the final meeting at OMEGA League. In 2020, only the decisive confrontations at ESL One Los Angeles 2020 (508 thousand viewers) and DreamLeague Leipzig Major (475 thousand people) attracted more viewers. The fourth and fifth places are occupied by the Grand finals of BEYOND EPIC and WePlay! Dota 2 Tug of War: Mad Moon, respectively.

OMEGA League matches of the Immortal division were held online from August 14 to September 6. Participants of the championship raffled off $500 thousand. In the finals Team Secret defeated OG with the score 3:0.

Renegades held at ESL One Rio 2020

After winning the Perfect World Oceania League, the Renegades guaranteed their place in the ESL One Rio 2020 CS: GO major. The team has earned the status of “contender”.

The Australian team scored 4,100 points. This is the best result among the teams of Oceania. The nearest pursuer-ORDER — 3,844 points. Only one team from the region goes to the major.

ESL One Rio 2020 was supposed to take place in may, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now the start of the championship is scheduled for November 9. Earlier, insider Alexey OverDrive Biryukov and English-speaking caster Chad SPUNJ Burchil reported that the competition may be postponed again.

More than a million people watched the LEC Summer 2020 Grand final at the same time

The match between G2 Esports and Fnatic in the LEC Summer 2020 final for League of Legends set a tournament record for the number of viewers — the third game of the series was simultaneously watched by more than a million people. The previous League record was 900,000 spectators and belonged to the same teams — it was set a few days ago in the final of the winners of the summer season.

This is the second time in League of Legends eSports history that a regional game (outside of the LPL) has attracted more than a million viewers at the same time. It is noteworthy that before the transition of the European League to the franchise system, the peak online was just over 500 thousand people. With the new format, this figure has doubled in two years.

The match between G2 Esports and Fnatic in the LEC 2020 final ended with a score of 3:0 in favor of Rasmus Caps winter. After this victory, G2 became the eight-time champion of the European division — the team has held this title since 2016.

Steel joined the 100 Thieves line-up by Valorant

Former captain of the chaos CS squad:GO Joshua steel Nissan moved to the 100 Thieves team by Valorant. Nissan left the previous roster on September 1 and was supposed to take the position of the club’s official streamer.

In addition to steel, Valorant’s 100 Thieves includes captain Spencer Hiko Martin and Nick nitr0 Cannella. Both players have played CS: GO in the past. Cannella moved to Valorant in mid-August — at the beginning of the month, he was excluded from Team Liquid.

On August 14, 100 Thieves disbanded the first line-up for the shooter from Riot Games, only Hiko retained his place in the team. Who else will join the roster is unknown.

Media: the price for the PlayStation 5 may be €599 instead of €499

Sony will sell the PlayStation 5 for €599 for the Blu-ray version and €499 for the non-Blu-ray version. This was reported by the French portal Xboxygen, although earlier other sources said that the PS5 will cost €100 cheaper.

The authors of the publication did not say where the information about the cost of the console was taken from. At the same time, they clarified that plans for the release date have not changed either Microsoft or Sony — as previously planned, the Xbox Series X will go on sale a couple of weeks earlier than the PS5.

The PlayStation 5 should be available in retail stores by the end of 2020. The exact release date is still unknown. Insiders say that presumably the console can be purchased from November 14.

Astralis changed the squad before the second match of the ESL Pro League Season 12

Astralis presented a modified squad that will play in the second match at ESL Pro League Season 12 on CS: GO. In the meeting with FaZe Clan, Patrick es3tag Hansen will compete instead of Lukas Bubzkji Andersen.

Earlier, captain Lucas gla1ve Rossander returned to the active roster of Astralis. Before that, he spent several months on vacation, and during ESL One Cologne 2020 Online, he helped the team as an assistant coach. In the opening match of EPL Season 12, Rossander’s line-up with Bubzkji lost to Complexity Gaming with a score of 0: 2.

ESL Pro League Season 12 for Europe runs from September 1 to October 4 online. 16 teams play for $450,000. To monitor the progress of the competition in repotage.

Apple has disabled the Epic Games account in the App Store

Apple has removed the developer account and Epic Games page from the App Store. Now the Studio’s apps are no longer available to users of iOS devices. This decision did not affect support for the Unreal Engine on the platform.

Apple:
“Unfortunately, we were forced to disable the Epic Games account in the App Store. We have worked with this company for many years on its releases. The court recommended that Epic Games comply with the site’s rules for the duration of the case — the same rules that it has respected for the past ten years. But the Studio refused. Instead, Epic has repeatedly uploaded updates to Fortnite that directly violate the platform’s regulations. This is not fair to other developers in the App Store. In addition, Epic draws users into its struggle. We hope that we will work together again in the future, but this is not possible today.”

From now on, Epic Games apps cannot be downloaded or updated via the App Store. Apple warned the company about its actions for two weeks. The platform holder demanded that Fortnite developers disable the feature that allowed paying for in-game purchases without Commission.

Epic Games added a corresponding feature to the “battle Royale” on August 13. After that, the game was removed from the App Store and Google Play, and the Studio filed lawsuits against the platform holders. The company asked the court to order opponents to return Fortnite to their stores without rolling back the controversial feature, but was refused. At the same time, Apple was forbidden to disable support for the Unreal Engine — Epic Games provides access to it through a third-party account.

Post Malone became a shareholder of the eSports club Envy Gaming

American performer Austin Richard Post better known as Post Malone acquired a share of the eSports organization Envy Gaming. The club consists of teams in seven disciplines.

Details of the deal were not disclosed, but representatives of the organization officially announced it on Twitter. He also greeted the fans of the club, in particular the Call of Duty — Dallas Empire line-up.

Post Malone:
“I grew up in Texas and played video games all my life, so it seemed like the right decision. I’ve always wanted to help integrate gaming into professional sports, and Envy does it in my home country — it’s perfect for me.”

Post Malone also hosts personal broadcasts on Twitch and is an Ambassador for HyperX. Other celebrities have previously invested in eSports, including Imagine Dragons and Drake. Recently, rappers Pusha T and Logic bought a stake in GG Group, which owns the eSports organization Chaos.

Screenshots comparing the original and remaster of Age of Empires III appeared online

Following the official announcement of Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, the developers presented screenshots comparing models from the original game and the remaster. They were shared by Tantalus Media on the franchise’s Twitter account.

The updated version will support 4K resolution, redesigned models, and improved interface, soundtrack, and sound. In addition, the reissue will include two new modes and additional civilizations.

The screenshots below show how much the original models have been redesigned compared to the 2005 version. With the growth of image quality, the requirements for hardware have also increased: for a comfortable game, you will need a GeForce GTX 980 video card. The updated version of the game will go on sale on October 15, 2020 for PC.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Earthblood received a cinematic trailer

Cyanide Studios has unveiled the official cinematic trailer for the role playing action movie Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Earthblood. The presentation was held as part of gamescom 2020.

Werewolf is set in the “World of darkness”, where the events of the Vampire franchise also take place: The Masquerade. The video shows the main character-a werewolf and his special abilities that allow him to turn into a ferocious beast.

The developers promise a unique mix of battles and adventures full of mystical events. In the role of Cahal, a powerful Garu, players will have to save Gaia, Mother Earth, and not lose control of their own rage — in the past, this has already led to a disaster, because of which Cahal went into voluntary exile from the clan.

Werewolf Output: The Apocalypse — Earthblood is scheduled for February 2021. The announced platforms include PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. The game will be an exclusive of the Epic Games Store.

The authors of Observer: System Redux have announced a PC release and released a demo version of the game

Observer: System Redux will be released on PC at the same time as the console versions. This was announced by the developers during the presentation of gamescom 2020. The game page and its demo version appeared on Steam.

The remaster will get improved graphics, as well as new story content and expanded gameplay mechanics. What exactly is meant by the latter is unknown. The original game was a first-person horror in the cyberpunk setting, in which the main character played by Rutger Hauer hacked the minds of suspects.

The Observer remaster was announced in April. Initially, the game was supposed to be released only on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The re-release is scheduled for the end of 2020.

Epic Games has updated the payment system in Fortnite for iOS and Android — this has reduced the price of game currency

Epic Games has changed the payment system in Fortnite for iOS and Android users. The company introduced a new feature that allows you to make purchases directly from the developer, bypassing the Commission of Google and Apple.

Previously, Google Play and the App Store took 30% of microtransactions — for a thousand V-bucks, the user paid $9.99. According to the new system, the price will be $7.99. Epic Games also lowered the price of game currency — now it will cost 20% less. For PC users, changes will occur automatically, and smartphone owners need to select a new payment function in the settings to get a discount.

The new payment system is not yet operational in a number of countries, including Russia. Users in these regions will only be able to make purchases using Apple and Google.

Published new screenshots from the remake of Mafia — including the main characters of the game

Hangar 13 Studio showed new screenshots from Mafia: Definitive Edition. The footage captures the night and morning landscapes of Lost haven (the main location of the game), as well as the main characters, including don Salieri, Tommy Angelo, Paulie and Sam.

The last time the developers of the mafia remake published new screenshots from the game on August 6. Then they shared concept art of various scenes, including the mission at the airport. Hangar 13 also reiterated that it strives to preserve the atmosphere of the original and at the same time complement it with the latest technologies.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will be released on September 25, 2020. The title will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Earlier, the head of development of the original game ridiculed the remake: he criticized the new gameplay solutions and the design of a number of characters.

In EGS started the distribution of the Total War Saga: Troy. It will only last 24 hours

The new part of the Total War series is now available for download in the Epic Games Store. For the first 24 hours, the game can be added to the library for free. After that, Total War Saga: Troy will cost ₽2,079. The first year after the release of the title will be an EGS exclusive.

Total War Saga: Troy combines the realistic approach of Rome: Total War with the more fantasy-like approach presented in Total War: Warhammer. An important place in the gameplay will be played by gods and monsters from ancient Greek mythology: for example, giants are represented by very large people, and centaurs are just riders on horses. The gods, if you disrespect them, can send natural disasters, but they do not participate in battles.

The average rating of the new product from game journalists is 75 points out of 100. Critics note the variety of mechanics of the factions represented in the game and the interesting management of cities. Among the disadvantages of the title are a small variety of units and the lack of bright changes in the long-established formula.

Fast & Furious Crossroads was released — the game has already been hacked

Fast & Furious Crossroads (“Fast And Furious: Intersections”) was released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. According to the CrackWatch portal, the game’s anti-piracy protection was immediately hacked by the CODEX group.

The review aggregators Metacritic and OpenCritic do not yet have reviews from the mainstream press. In Steam at the time of publication of the material, the title has four reviews — all negative. Users complained about the low level of graphics and optimization, poor animation, bugs, inability to reassign keys, and problems in network functions.

Fast & Furious Crossroads was announced during the Game Awards 2019. The game was developed by Slightly Mad Studio, known for Project CARS and Need for Speed: Shift. The title is based on the movie franchise “fast and furious”, its plot involves movie characters, including the characters of VIN Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.

Astralis conducted team building for the CS:GO team

Astralis CS players:GO participated in team building. Photos of the team’s various activities were posted on Instagram.

According to the club’s representatives, the purpose of such an event is to strengthen relations between the players. The team of Nikolai device Ridtz rode bicycles, sat around a campfire in nature, swam on the lake, solved puzzles and much more.

On July 31, Astralis announced that Lukas Bubzkji Andersen had replaced Jacob JUGI Hansen in the lineup. Then the team took a short break and then went to the Bootcamp. On August 7, Lukas gla1ve Rossander announced that he will return to the squad in the near future, but will miss ESL One Cologne 2020.

Winstrike Team signed the rainbow Six Siege roster

The Winstrike Team organization signed the rainbow Six Siege roster. It includes three former members of the 43rti mix Kirill SmashByAsh Belozerov, Stanislav Leri Akimov and Anatoly eXoduSS Martynov. This was announced by the club in the official group in Vkontakte.

Andrey m1loN Mironov and Alexander flaers0 Kroshkin also joined the roster. Anton VIKING Shevchenko became the team’s coach. The team will participate in the Challenger League, where they will play for one place in the European League. The start of the qualifying tournament is scheduled for September 2020.

According to the sports Director of Winstrike Team Andrey Kvasnevsky, long-term contracts have been signed with the players. He also said that the main goal of the organization is to get into the Pilot program (a program for dividing profits from the sale of personal skins in the game).

S4 played two thousand cards on the professional Dota 2 scene

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Winstrike Team and Lil team will compete for the last slot in the closed qualification for OMEGA League.

Winstrike Team, MEMENAME, Euronics Gaming and ScaryFaceZ 2 0 will compete in the last chance bracket for a place in the closed qualifiers for OMEGA League Dota 2. the Matches will be held on July 31.

Previously, Khan, EXTREMUM, TEMPO and Cyberium Seed passed through the open qualification for teams from South-Eastern Europe to the next stage. It will take place on August 1-9.

According to the results of the closed qualifiers, the two strongest teams will get places in the Immortal division, the participants of which will draw $500 thousand, and the teams that took 3-4 places will get to the second division — Divine, the prize Fund of which will be $50 thousand. The main stage of the OMEGA League will be held from August 10 to September 5.

The total number of players in the Sims 4 has exceeded 30 million

In total, more than 30 million people have played the Sims 4 on all platforms over the past six years. Information about this appeared in the financial report of Electronic Arts.

As of January 2020, the number of players was 20 million. The publisher said that in the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, the Sims 4 set records for daily, weekly and monthly online play. In June, it became known that the title is played by more than 10 million people a month.

The Sims 4 life simulator was released in 2014. The average rating of the game on the aggregator Metacritic is 70 out of 100 from the press and 4.1 out of 10 from users. On June 18, the Sims 4 became available on Steam.

Horror and Halloween-Valve has opened the reception of works for the autumn Treasury

Valve has started accepting sets for the autumn Treasury in Dota 2. the Theme of the works should be autumn and Halloween, but artists can also offer other similar ideas in meaning and mood. All kits must be uploaded to Dota 2 Workshop marked Fall 2020 no later than September 24.

Valve also said that it plans to give artists more creative freedom and wants to add more items to the fall Treasury than usual. The developers of Dota 2 reminded that the authors of sets should avoid using any concepts related to human skulls, blood, and other elements of cruelty.

Previously, Halloween-themed sets appeared in the international 2020 Collector’s Cache, which was released on July 3. After its release, many users noticed that Valve removed the cross from the back of Pudge, which caused confusion among fans.

Media: New Call of Duty logo printed on Doritos packaging

On the packaging of Doritos chips found the logo Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War-netizens suggested that this name will be the next part of the franchise. An insider of the Gaming Revolution told about the leak on Twitter, a photo was sent to him by an anonymous source.

According to the images, users who buy Doritos chips will be able to activate the code and get a doubled experience in the new part of the shooter. In 2019, Activision held the same promotion for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare — products appeared on shelves a month before the game’s release. Doritos in the new packaging can not be purchased in the store yet.

Activision has not officially announced the name of the new part of the Call of Duty series and its release date. Journalists and insiders have already assumed that the next Call of Duty will be subtitled Black Ops Cold War. Players also found a hint of a new part of the franchise in Warzone.

Epic Games distributed $42 million to developers of projects on Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games told how it managed the funds that it promised to spend on budding game developers and on the Unreal Engine 4. over the year, more than 600 projects received support under the Epic MegaGrants program — in total, their authors were given more than $42 million.

On YouTube, the company presented some of the works of authors who have already received support. Epic Games will continue to Finance interesting projects. The program was also sponsored by AMD, which allocated 200 processors for AMD Ryzen 7 3800X desktop PCs.

Epic Games:
“The mission of Epic MegaGrants is to stimulate creativity, unlock potential, and remove barriers, allowing authors to create amazing things.”

Epic Games allocated $100 million in grants in 2019 at the GDC conference. Potential grant recipients must fall into one of five categories: game development, media and entertainment, entrepreneurship, education, and open source development.