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.

Gen.G and Cloud9 qualified for the ESL One: Road to Rio playoffs for North America

On the night of may 3, the CS: GO matches of group A in the North American division of ESL One:Road to Rio ended. The first place in the group was taken by Gen.G and advanced to the semifinals.

On the second and third lines stopped 100 Thieves and Cloud9, respectively. Teams also received slots in the second stage of the competition — they will start the playoffs with the quarterfinals. The schedule of these rounds is still unknown. Evil Geniuses, Triumph and Orgless left the tournament.

The teams ‘ opponents will be determined in the decisive confrontations of group B. the Matches will be held on the night of may 3 to 4. In them, MIBR will meet FURIA Esports, Team Liquid will play against YeaH! Gaming, and Team Envy will compete with Bad News Bears.

ESL North American division one: Road to Rio matches are played online from April 22 to may 10. 12 teams play for $60,000 and rating points, which will be used by Valve and ESL to determine the participants of the ESL One Rio 2020 major.

Astralis retained the group lead at ESL One: Road to Rio

Astralis beat Team Heretics 2-0 in the ESL European division One: Road to Rio on CS:GO. The team of Lukas gla1ve Rossandera held the lead in group A.

In a parallel match, Ninjas in Pyjamas defeated Complexity Gaming. After five matches, the Swedish team equaled Astralis on points, but earlier the team of Jonas Lekr0 Olofsson lost to the Danish roster in a personal meeting.

On may 2, group A also hosted a match between Fnatic and Team Vitality. The French team won 2-1 and shared 3-4 places with Team Heretics.

ESL One: Road to Rio runs online from April 22 to may 17. 16 teams play for $115 thousand, as well as rating points that Valve uses when distributing slots at the ESL One Rio 2020 major.