The Weekly News Digest: Oh, Blizzard

If you’ve not been following PC video games goings-on throughout the week, compensate for a few of the massive tales fast in our noncomprehensive Weekly News Digest. I’ve slipped in just a few issues we haven’t already posted about, and do additionally learn The Updates Update for a few of the week’s notable patches and updates.

Blizzard on blast after banning player for supporting Hong Kong protests

On Sunday, Hearthstone professional Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai mentioned “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!” in a livestreamed post-match interview. Blizzard banned him for one 12 months and cancelled his winnings, pointing to a rule in opposition to committing an act that “brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image.” WELL!

Some Blizzard workers held a wee protest, a veteran commentator give up a future match, extra casters adopted, and Blizzard’s newest assertion solely digs the outlet deeper.

Red Dead Redemption 2 desires an enormous ol’ onerous drive

Seeing RDR 2 desires 150GB area to itself involved me till I checked out how a lot bigger and cheaper SSDs have grow to be since I final purchased one. Yeah, certain, give me these high-res horses.

The Weekly News Digest: Oh, Blizzard

NHS open Centre for Internet and Gaming Disorders

A specialist clinc for “children and young adults who are seriously addicted to computer games” has launched in London. HMM. Welcome to the ready listing for psychological well being care on the NHS, kiddywinkles.

Fortnite is simply too addictive, a deliberate lawsuit claims

The lawyer claims that Epic Games labored with psychologists to make a recreation that was “as addictive as possible” and aimed toward kiddies – and didn’t warn of the dangers. The plan is to launch a class-action swimsuit alongside comparable traces to at least one in opposition to tobacco corporations.

The Weekly News Digest: Oh, Blizzard

Steam will make native multiplayer video games work on-line

If you don’t have a pal subsequent to you on the sofa, it’s best to be capable to play native multiplayer video games on-line. Tools exist already for this, however Steam including built-in assist ought to make it method simpler and extra widespread. Assuming it really works properly.

Freebie Corner: Surviving Mars free on Epic

Following the obscure announcement of a post-apocalyptic follow-up, the Martian colony-builder is free for keepsies for one week.

The Weekly News Digest: Oh, Blizzard

Someone stole Gabe Newell’s minigun

Police say somebody repeatedly burgled Valve’s workplaces for an entire load of video games and {hardware}, casualling stuffing them right into a recycling bin and wheeling it out.

Doom Eternal delayed

See you in hell, or “2020” as I imagine it’s formally named.

The Weekly News Digest: Oh, Blizzard

BBC Radio three are making a recreation music present

Oh la la, have a look at you, video video games, busting into highfalutin corridors of tradition. ‘Sound Of Gaming’ will probably be hosted by Jessica Curry, the composer of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture.

LoL’s new Worlds tune has dropped

In an trade famed for frivilous advertising and marketing, the annual League Of Legends championship anthem is my favorite showy splurge. It can’t beat 2014’s Warriors although, after all.

GTA V modfolk already planning Red Dead 2 mod framework

The gang behind FiveM, which makes all these strange GTA V roleplaying servers attainable, anticipate to have one thing comparable up and operating for RDR 2 inside a few month after launch.

Surprise! The Samorost of us launched a brand new recreation

We didn’t even know they had been making this till it was out.

The Weekly News Digest: Oh, Blizzard