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Esports pro Vasilii suspended after threatening violence

Esports pro Vasilii suspended after threatening violence

As esports move into the mainstream, so does its controversies. LoL Pro League recently announced the suspension of player Li Wei Jun, known under the handle "Vasilii," for "audible threats of physical violence" he allegedly made toward his girlfriend in October. The League says that it conducted interviews during which it was told that no actual physical assault happened. However, the League says that "he made credible threats of physical violence and death threats toward a defenseless person in a private home that were intimidating enough for her to call the police."

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COD: WWII Thanksgiving double XP weekend has started a day early

COD: WWII Thanksgiving double XP weekend has started a day early

If you're a Call of Duty: WWII owner, you can start reaping double experience points now and continue doing so though Monday, November 27. The double experience points weekend applies to all MP Modes, giving players a chance to rake in much more points than they otherwise would during these next few days. The 2XP kicked off at 1PM EST today.

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Steam Link is $5 as part of big Black Friday sale

Steam Link is $5 as part of big Black Friday sale

Steam has launched an "Autumn Deal" that includes a huge discount on the Steam Link, its small device for streaming a game from a PC to a TV. How much of a discount? The device, which is typically $49.99 USD, is currently priced at $4.99 USD. The Steam Controller has also been discounted, though not quite so extensively, and there's a discounted bundle with the two together if you're in need of both.

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Games with Gold December 2017 list: Warhammer and more

Games with Gold December 2017 list: Warhammer and more

It's that time of the month: Microsoft has unveiled its Games with Gold list for December 2017, revealing to subscribers the titles they get for free with their Xbox Live Gold subscription. According to Microsoft, the latest round of free games have an overall value of $104, though you'll only enjoy that full value if you have both an Xbox One and an Xbox 360 console.

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Don’t plug the Xbox One into a surge protector says Microsoft

Don’t plug the Xbox One into a surge protector says Microsoft

Having power issues with your Xbox One console? The reason may be how it is getting power, or more specifically, how you've set it up to get power. Microsoft recently fired off a tweet via its Xbox Support Twitter account explaining that it designed the Xbox One to plug directly into a wall outlet. Don't use a surge protector even if you are running out of spare plugs.

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Overwatch free weekend is live until Monday night

Overwatch free weekend is live until Monday night

It has been more than a year since Overwatch was released, but it remains a favorite for many players, and Blizzard is hoping you'll join them. As of today and running through Monday, Overwatch is completely free for everyone to play even if you haven't purchased the game. The free weekend is for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

Sony's PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues, making it difficult for PlayStation 4 owners to launch their games and some other online features. The company says it is aware of the problem and has tasked its engineers with finding a solution. When that solution may arrive isn't clear. The disruption isn't affecting all aspects of the online PlayStation experience, though.

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PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

Sony has taken the wraps off its new PlayStation VR DOOM VFR bundle, giving DOOM fans a new way to get in on the action in the most immersive way possible. The bundle, as its name indicates, gives buyers the PS VR, the console's virtual reality headset, the PS Camera, plus a copy of the DOOM VFR and a PS VR demo disc.

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GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop PowerPass unlimited games rental service has been delayed

GameStop had delayed the launch of its recently announced PowerPass unlimited game rental service. News of the delay first surfaced from GameStop employees speaking as anonymous sources. Since then, GameStop itself has confirmed the delay, saying that it has decided to "temporarily pause" the PowerPass service due to "a few program limitations we have identified."

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Activision sued for using Humvee trademark in Call of Duty games

Activision sued for using Humvee trademark in Call of Duty games

Activision, the company behind the Call of Duty games, has been sued by AM General over its use of Humvee and HMMWV trademarks in some CoD games allegedly without permission. The lawsuit was filed yesterday in the US District Court of Manhattan; in it, AM General, the maker of Humvee, claims that Activision profited from unauthorized use of the marks.

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Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Nintendo Flash games are unofficially being saved from extinction

Flash is practically dead, whether you like it, and many definitely do, or not. But with it will go many of the Flash-based content that, admittedly, may have never seen the light of day without the now derided technology. Those include games made by Nintendo itself, which the gaming giant eventually shut down due to the dwindling appeal of Flash games. Now a lone Nintendo fan has embarked on a difficult quest to turn back time, unearth these games, and make them available for future generations. With or, most likely, without Nintendo’s blessing.

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Xbox One X Release Games : The best 5 to start!

Xbox One X Release Games : The best 5 to start!

The Xbox One X has a vast collection of games available to it at launch - today we're running down some of the best. What follows is an account of the best looking and most fulfilling games on the market either immediately or very, very soon for Xbox One X. While a couple of these games are only newly re-released for Xbox One X, they all look better than they ever have before, here on Xbox One X.

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