Over the weekend 160,000 viewers tuned in to watch Kings Gaming Club take the crown at the BenQ Zowie eXTREMESLAND 2017 ANZ Qualifier (yeah, catchy name), where they now find themselves on the road (or plane) to Shanghai for the BenQ ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND finals on October 19-22 where they'll CS: GO go go for a piece of the $100,000 USD prize pool.
You'll need an Xbox Live subscription but it looks like in anticipation for the upcoming release of Star Wars Battlefront 2 EA and DICE are offering owners of the first game a free copy of the Season Pass. And if you don't own the game, well there's the Star Wars Battlefront Ultimate Edition for $5.99. Both great deals.
For those that have played their fair share of Destiny they'll no doubt associate the word Nightfall with super-difficult versions of Strikes that can be quite the challenge for even the most decked out Fireteam. But, if you're Youtuber Esoterrick, Nightfall means being able to go solo in an impressive display of skill.
Well, that's the answer given by Chris Roberts in a new interview over at Eurogamer when asked about the state of the game in terms of beta releases. Which is news of a sort considering that Star Citizen is still one of the most ambitious sci-fi games we've ever seen, and that it has managed to crowd-source funding of over $159 million USD to date.
One of the big unknowns at the moment is what exactly Rocksteady Games is working on. As the creators of the excellent Batman Arkham trilogy, the studio has noted that its next endeavor would be something different. Which has led people to believe that WB Games would simply find another studio to keep the Arkham franchise going. Not so, according to the voice of Batman Kevin Conroy.
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Featuring "dual chamber technology", whatever that may be. As the successor to the popular HyperX Cloud Alpha we should expect an improvement in sound quality. And if that comes in the form of a higher quality build and driver response then we're definitely on board. The new HyperX Cloud Alpha has a release date of October 2, and a price point of $169 AUD.
From Reflections, the studio behind Grow Home and Grow Up, comes Atomega an unusual take on the competitive shooter. Where up to eight players either fight each other for, or peacefully collect, mass in order to grow and become an all-powerful Omega. This is definitely one of those cases where watching a trailer helps.
And as far as name mashups go this is one that we're glad has turned out to be a real thing - with Doomiablo being a Doom II mod from YouTuber DolloM for Diablo II. Even though the project is still very early, with a version number listed as 0.1.0, it's hard to not get excited seeing Doom-guy getting all action-RPG in a classic Diablo-style isometric world.