Dota 2 files found mention of Diretide 2020 awards

A Dota 2 player found a new mention of the Diretide 2020 mode in the game files. This time, the user found lines of code associated with the event’s rewards page. He announced this on reddit.

Valve has not officially announced Diretide 2020, but earlier in the files “DotA” already found related lines of code. Then users also found a mention of candy. In previous Diretide events, Users had to collect sweets to win a match — items reduced the owner’s health.

Previously, the developers held a Dota 2 summer event “Aganim’s Labyrinth”. In it, players were asked to go through rooms with different opponents. The event also included a competitive mode that was activated once a week.

Xbox Chapter: “You will see for yourself that the Series S will sell better».

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that the Series S can become the best-selling console of the new generation. In his opinion, voiced in an interview with Kotaku, the low price will be a decisive factor for the consumer.

Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer:
“I think that during the Christmas season we will sell all the consoles that we can ship. I believe that the demand for pre-orders will exceed the supply. As for our confrontation with the PlayStation, I think that the first time the market share will be most affected by the volume of deliveries. And then, according to our forecasts, the price will be crucial, and you will see that the Series S will sell better than the Series X.

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 only available 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.

The developers of the NieR Replicant remaster showed landscapes, characters and creatures from the game

The authors of the remaster NieR Replicant presented screenshots showing the protagonists, their opponents, and landscapes from the game world. Images posted on Twitter.

On September 24, Square Enix announced that the release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… — under this name, a remaster will be released — is scheduled for April 24, 2021. The game will be available to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users. Whether the title will get an update for the next generation of consoles is unknown.

The original NieR Replicant was released in 2010. The remaster is developed by Toylogic Studio together with the authors of the previous parts of the series. Earlier it was reported that the creators of the title plan to record a new voice acting.

From DualShock 4 made a steering wheel for playing flight simulators

Blogger Akaki Kuumeri made a steering wheel from DualShock 4 and handles printed on a 3D printer. He shared the result of his work in a video on YouTube.

The blogger showed the development process of the device, as well as the gameplay in Microsoft Flight Simulator and Star Wars: Squadrons using a self-created steering wheel. Handle models are available for download.

DualShock 4 is a wireless controller of the DualShock family, compatible with the PlayStation 4 and partially with the PlayStation 3. Sony did not make separate controllers for flight simulators on the PS4. These devices can only be purchased from third-party manufacturers.

In Ghost of Tsushima, you will be able to pet dogs

On October 16, Ghost of Tsushima will release an update that will add the ability to pet dogs, as well as make them your allies. This was told by the developers of the title.

The new feature will be available with the Charm of Canine Recruitment charm in “New game+” mode. In it, the user will start the path in the open world soon after the first encounter with Hotun Khan, saving all the accumulated equipment, equipment and items. In the Legends co-op mode, which will be available from October 16, you can also pet a Ghost dog.

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.

Silent Hill 4 is now available in GOG

Online store GOG together with Konami re-released Silent Hill 4: The Room on PC. The game is available for purchase for ₽299. News about the possible release of the title appeared earlier.

Silent Hill 4 — the last part of the series, which was developed by Team Silent. In the story, an ordinary guy, Henry Townsend, is locked in his own apartment with no way to get out. Everything changes when a hole appears in his bathroom that leads to other spaces.

Silent Hill 4 was originally released on PS2, Xbox, and PC in 2004. Before the introduction of GOG, there was no legal way for PLAYERS to get a game without having a physical copy. Whether other parts of the series will be re — released is currently unknown. Konami previously released the first two parts of Metal Gear Solid and the original Metal Gear in GOG.

ESL has updated the ranking of teams in Dota 2 NAVI were the best team in the CIS

ESL has published an updated rating of the best Dota 2 teams. Natus Vincere has risen by ten positions And is in seventh place — this is the highest indicator among all teams from the CIS.

The first five positions of the rating remained unchanged. Team Secret kept the lead in the table, while Nigma and OG took second and third places, respectively. Completing the top five teams are Alliance and Team Liquid.

VP.Prodigy has moved up one position and is now ranked eighth. HellRaisers rounded out the top 20, while other bands from the CIS did not make the top twenty.

The next tournament that will affect the position of teams in the ranking will be ESL One Germany 2020 — Online. The championship will be held from October 5 to November 1.

Virtual band K/DA from League of Legends has announced a new EP

Virtual K-pop group K/DA from League of Legends revealed the first details of the new mini-album. The EP was named All Out. The album will be released on November 6.

In the near future, the virtual band will also announce the list of songs for the mini-album and name the musicians who participated in the creation of the EP.

Virtual K-pop group K/DA from League of Legends revealed the first details of the new mini-album. The EP was titled All Out. The album will be released on November 6.

In the near future, the virtual band will also announce a list of songs for the mini-album and name the musicians who participated in the creation of the EP.

Sony apologizes for confusion with PlayStation 5 pre-orders

Sony has issued a formal apology to potential buyers for poor organization started pre-orders for the PlayStation 5. The company promised to increase the number of consoles available at retailers in the coming days.

Sony:
“Let’s be honest: pre-ordering the PS5 could have been a lot more comfortable. We sincerely apologize.

In the coming days, we will release more PS5 consoles available for pre — order-retailers will share details about this. The number of available ps5s will also be increased by the end of the year.”

The PlayStation 5 will go on sale on November 19 worldwide and November 12 in selected countries. Pre-orders of new-generation consoles became available on September 18, and in the first day Russian retailers managed to exhaust their quotas.

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.

In this moment‑RTS Iron Harvest added co-op

Iron Harvest received its first major update. With it, the game added the ability to jointly pass the story campaign. Feature local co-op was the fact that the players share control over a single army.
King Art Games:
“You go through the campaign as usual, but each of you can manage all available units. Work together to achieve goals or blame each other if you fail!»

In addition to the co-op, the developers also added a new multiplayer map to the game, made changes to the campaign, and fixed several bugs. The full list of changes can be found here. In future updates, Iron Harvest will get a rating mode, several new maps, and balance edits.

Iron Harvest, a strategy game set in an alternate reality of the 1920s, was released on September 1 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The EGS version was delayed on the day of release, as it was not ready for launch.

The first game from the creators of Control and Max Payne became free on Steam

Death Rally, the first game from Remedy Entertainment, is now available for free on Steam. Arcade shooting race was released in September 1996.

The title was developed by the company in collaboration with 3D Realms. In it, the player takes control of a car with machine guns and rocket launchers and participates in dangerous races for survival. The game features 19 race tracks, 6 cars, a wide range of weapons and tuning options. In 2011, a remake of Death Rally was released — now it is available with a 75% discount and costs ₽62.

Remedy Entertainment made the game free in honor of the anniversary: in August, it turned 25 years old. The Studio’s most successful titles include Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Control. Remedy is currently working on a new game in the Control and Alan Wake universe.

The authors of Dusk announced Fallen Aces-a shooter in the style of Noir

New Blood Interactive announced Fallen Aces as part of the online event Realms Deep. The shooter will be designed in the style of Noir, and the visual is inspired by comics of the 1990s.

The game will tell you about A. C. E. S.-guardians of the city of Switchblade (Switchblade City), which are eliminated one by one. In the role of one of the surviving agents, users will have to deal with a series of crimes, using their own fists and environment. In Fallen Aces, there will be three large episodes divided into non-linear levels.

The developers promise that players will get a wide range of options for passing: from open confrontations to stealth. All textures and sprites in the title are made manually, including cut scenes. In addition, the developers highlight dialogues that correspond to a given era, and a soundtrack recorded by the orchestra on authentic instruments.

The release date of Fallen Aces is currently not specified, but the game already has a page on Steam. Previously, Realms Deep featured a spin-off series called Postal, an immersive shooter called Graven, and a game from the author of Brutal Doom-Brutal Fate.

Siege weapons, beheadings and homosexuality-Assassin’s Creed Valhalla received an ESRB age rating

ESRB rated Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with an “M” rating (17+). The site also has a description of the title, revealing details of individual elements of the game.

In addition to melee (swords and axes) and ranged (bows) combat, players can also use siege weapons to kill groups of opponents. The battles themselves are accompanied by naturalistic violence, and some weapons allow you to decapitate enemies. In addition, there are separate animations in the game, close-up showing breaking bones, muscles and organs when they are punched with a hidden blade.

In addition to violence, the game has scenes of a sexual nature: for example, one of the missions takes place in a brothel, and in another scene, “a male character agrees to lie down with a man (shown kissing, after which the screen is darkened).” The game also contains narcotic substances (psilocybin mushrooms and their spores) and alcohol. The latter is associated with a mini-game in which you need to overdo your opponent. The effects of substances on the body are displayed as image distortions.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is scheduled for release on November 17. The new part of the franchise will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

For Crusader Kings III, a modification was released that allows you to play as a vampire

For Crusader Kings III released a global modification of Princes of Darkness, allowing you to play as an immortal vampire. It is part of the Dark Pack, a fan-generated content officially approved by the creators of the World of Darkness role-playing multiverse. It includes games such as Vampires: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. A similar mod exists for Crusader Kings II.

The player takes on the role of a Prince who is a vampire. He can’t die of old age or have children, but he can still make political marriages. A vampire must also drink blood without being seen by others.

Vampires have slower development than humans, but stronger skills: for example, vampires can erase the memory of those who interfere with the masquerade, establish their own clans, and organize blood hunts. Princes of Darkness also brings to the game existing factions in the world of Darkness.

Crusader Kings III was released on September 1, 2020. Global design things received a positive critical acclaim.

Cyber Legacy knocked out Ninjas in Pyjamas from OMEGA League

Cyber Legacy beat Ninjas in Pyjamas in the fourth round of the lower bracket of the Divine division playoffs at OMEGA League Dota 2 for Europe. The match ended with a score of 2: 0. the team of cematheslayer Krivuli Seeds will fight with FlyToMoon for reaching the Grand final of the tournament. The meeting is scheduled for September 4, 15: 00 Moscow time.

NiP finished their performance in the championship. The team of Adrian Era Cresiu took fourth place and earned $5 thousand.

Divine division matches on OMEGA League run from August 10 to September 5 online. Teams play a prize pool of $50 thousand.

Gambit Esports and Natus Vincere entered the Apex Legends Global Series partner program

Gambit Esports and Natus Vincere organizations have become members of the Apex Legends Global Series partner program. In addition to clubs from the CIS, it includes Alliance, Complexity Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, North, NRG Esports, Rogue, Sentinels, T1, Team Liquid and Team SoloMid.

The developers said that they will support organizations and collect feedback to improve the eSports component of the game for participants and viewers. The organizers have not yet revealed any other details about the system. Respawn Entertainment also hopes that the list of participating clubs will increase in the near future. all interested teams can apply on the official website of the game.

In addition to the announcement of the partner program, the developers said that they canceled all LAN tournaments until the end of 2020. Instead, they plan to raffle more than $3 million at various online events. The nearest of them — ALGS Super Regional Playoffs-will be held from September 12 to 13.

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 players ‘ Union presented the rating of CS:GO teams-Evil Geniuses is in the first place

The CS:GO players ‘ Union (CSPPA) presented its version of the rating of professional teams. It was announced by Jordan n0thing Gilbert, and the methodology was developed by Lukas gla1ve Rossander, Jonathan EliGE Jablonowski, Marco Snappi Pfeiffer, Martin STYKO Stick and other eSports players.

According to the announcement, the Union had three main goals in developing the rating methodology:

To promote appropriate working conditions for the players. Representatives of the CSPPA noted that the current rating systems encourage teams to play as many matches and tournaments as possible, while they do not provide “protection” in cases when teams or individual eSports players do not attend events due to health problems, burnout, etc.
Increase transparency and ease of rating compilation. Here, the CSPPA mentions that ratings are often calculated according to rules that are not fully understood. The Union mentioned that its methodology may change depending on circumstances, but the criteria will always be publicly available.
Introduce a more inclusive and dynamic rating system. The CSPPA notes that the ecosystem of the scene is constantly evolving and changes in the rating methodology will be required over time — the Union welcomes constructive criticism and suggestions “from any corner of the CS:GO world”.
More detailed information about the calculation criteria can be found on the Union’s website. The CSPPA also introduced the first version of the rating — it included 40 teams.

Top 10 of the CSPPA rating:
Evil Geniuses;
Natus Vincere;
FURIA Esports;
G2 Esports;
BIG;
Team Vitality;
Gen.G;
MIBR;
Team Liquid;
Fnatic.

A World of Warcraft player has found a way to kill opponents with a single hit

A user named Rextroy discovered a way to kill enemies in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth in a split second. It uses the “remote control Device” accessory from The “operation Mechagon “dungeon and the “Hungry flame” azerite entity. A video with a demonstration of the mechanics is published on YouTube.

To win battles, the hero’s class and race do not matter — any character just needs to upgrade the “versatility” characteristic, which increases the DPS from accessories and entities.

“Hungry flame” deals maximum damage when re-triggered, if the previous application finished off the enemy. Rextroy used the “Slightly dented toad” item to summon a creature with a health unit, destroy it, and thus significantly enhance the azerite essence.

Previously, Rextroy forced the NPC to help him fight the Horde. He gathered more than 300 kultiras guards who attacked the opponents.

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).

Borderlands 3 has started a free weekend on all platforms

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia users can play Borderlands 3 for free for a limited time. Information about this appeared on the official website of the series and in the corresponding stores.

Terms of the Borderlands 3 trial period:
Steam — on August 12;
PlayStation 4- on August 9 (PS Plus subscription required);
Xbox One- on August 10;
Stadia- on August 10.
The promotion includes the standard edition of Borderlands 3 without add-ons. To get access to the game, you will need to go to the title page in the corresponding store. If purchased, your progress and equipment will be saved.

Published fresh details about the Luthor-slasher Godfall

Gearbox Software provided details about the godfall looter slasher. The demonstration was held as part of the state of Play online presentation on August 6.

In a recent video, game Director Keith Lee spoke about the project’s features. The video demonstrates the gameplay and differences in the available classes and types of weapons in the game: the developers have shown in detail the features of paired blades and long swords. Details of the use of shaft weapons, two-handed swords and hammers, the authors will reveal in the future.

Despite the emphasis on collecting loot, the player’s skill will be no less important. At the same time, Godfall will push for aggressive gameplay, and gamers will most often face several opponents at once. Lee added that the game will not have microtransactions and DLC, and all content will be available from day one.

The release date of Godfall remains unknown, but the game will appear soon after the release of the PlayStation 5. you can Play it on both the Sony console and PC.