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Dota 2’s International is an annual championship series for professional MOBA players.

International regulators co-sign declaration to investigate lockboxes and skin gambling

If you thought Belgium and The Netherlands were going to keep on standing alone in the fight against lootboxes, you were very much mistaken,...

Blizzard and Riot attended the International Olympic Committee’s e-sports summit this past weekend

Over the last year, we've seen a ramp-up of high-level chatter about bringing e-sports to the Olympics. Last summer the co-president of the Paris...

IGDA calls for transparent guidelines on game studio social media and harassment following Guild Wars 2 dust-up

Regardless of who you believe had the right and wrong of the ArenaNet Twitter fiasco last week, game developers have expressed concern over...
This is someone else's problem.

France’s gambling authority condemns but does not ban lockboxes

The international community is becoming aware of the problems of lootboxes, and that means that laws are being formed in response to the business...

Nexon takes control of HIT developer Nat Games

The Nexon beast continues to grow, insatiable in its hunger to devour profitable studios and gaming properties. The relationship between publisher Nexon and developer...
STAY ALONE

Destiny 2 community goes on a real-world hunt for a hidden spear

Are you familiar with Geocaching? It's a popular activity in which players hide and discover treasure caches all over the world (and is a...

Hands-on with Bless Reborn at Neowiz’s San Francisco media reveal

As you probably have heard, there was a Bless influencer event this week, with a couple of media and a smattering of...

Guild Wars 2 plans bonus harvesting weekend, backs player artists crowdfunding a GW2 tarot deck for charity

So here's something Guild Wars 2 doesn't do much: special weekend bonus events. This one's probably more about getting folks to buy...

World of Tanks celebrates Yuri’s Night and its own anniversary with ‘Stellar Bonus’ event

Sick of the same old holidays every year in MMOs? World of Tanks is fond of plucking really good ones out of...

WHO attempts to defend its proposed ‘gaming disorder’ classification

At the tail end of last year, we caught wind that the World Health Organization is planning on classifying gaming addiction as a "
Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with some air.

Ascent: Infinite Realm’s 2019 launch is the future of Kakao’s international ambitions

Good news, Ascent: Infinite Realm! The future of Kakao's international plans and possible acquisition of western development studios hinges upon your success! Not...

HEVGA argues WHO’s proposed ‘gaming disorder’ classification scapegoats and stigmatizes games

Is gaming addiction a thing worthy of its own classification? The World Health Organization is thinking about saying yes in its update of...

PWE is sunsetting both Battle of the Immortals and War of the Immortals next week

Add two more to the sunset list: Perfect World announced last month that it will sunset the international versions of six-year-old

Riot’s new promo video argues e-sports are indeed sports

No one will be surprised by Riot Games' latest e-sports video. Riot Games really likes e-sports. Indeed, Riot Games believes e-sports are real...

Chronicles of Elyria begins selling individual perks, shows character customization

No longer will you have to pay a large lump sum for bundles just to gain certain perks in Chronicles of Elyria. If...

Olympic e-sports are becoming inevitable as IOC says they ‘could be considered as a sporting activity’

The International Olympic Committee has formally stated that it may consider e-sports a sporting activity. "Competitive e-sports could be considered as a sporting activity, and...

WoW sells charity pet for hurricane relief, plus more on Overwatch’s Junkertown & Hearthstone’s Oktoberbrawl

We've got a fun roundup of Blizzard's doings, so let's get started! The studio is selling a new "Shadow" fox pet with adorably huge...
Bad taste?

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds whupped League of Legends on Twitch last week

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds may have one of the worst video game names in history, but it set a new record on Twitch last week.
lol, valve

A Dota 2 pro was beaten by Elon Musk’s OpenAI bot during this year’s International

Dota 2's The International 7 tournament is over, having concluded this weekend by crowning EU group Team Liquid -- which arrived to...

MMORPG veteran Richard Garriott decries ‘space tourist’ label

If you haven't figured it out, Shroud of the Avatar and Ultima Online's Richard Garriott is on a press tour lately for...

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