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Dota Underlords beta testers get access to prototype battle pass

Dota Underlords beta testers get access to prototype battle pass

Valve has announced the free availability of 'Proto Pass' for its Dota Underlords strategy battle game. The title was released for everyone across multiple platforms last month, offering a standalone version of the Dota 2 Auto Chess mod for desktop and mobile. In the most recent update on the game, Valve has released the 'Proto Pass' for current beta testers, giving them a chance to try -- and critique -- the game's own battle pass.

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EA doesn’t know why they’re the “bad guy”: Well, here’s why

EA doesn’t know why they’re the “bad guy”: Well, here’s why

Many gamers consider Electronic Arts the bane of the gaming industry. With its cash-grab titles, endless in-game purchases and corporate controversies, it’s hard to imagine how one of gaming’s largest publishers is still standing on its feet.

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Fortnite Trios Cash Cup tournament will include new spectating option

Fortnite Trios Cash Cup tournament will include new spectating option

This weekend will bring the Fortnite Trios Cash Cup, a tournament taking place on July 13 and July 14 that was first teased in late June. The top teams will win cash prizes from the global prize pool and all signs point toward another fun Fortnite esports event. As the clock ticks down to the start of the Semi-Finals, Epic has announced that one particularly controversial item will not be available in the tournament and that fans will have a new way to watch.

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Latest Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer is all about Pokemon battles

Latest Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer is all about Pokemon battles

Game Freak and The Pokemon Company have delivered more gameplay footage from Pokemon Sword and Shield, this time in the form of a Japanese TV spot. This latest batch of gameplay footage is all about Pokemon battles, and though we see some familiar shots - particularly of Pokemon roaming Galar's Wild Area - there's also some new stuff we haven't seen before.

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Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

Epic tells Fortnite players to hold off on iOS 13 beta for now

The iOS 13 public beta has been available for a couple of weeks at this point, but if you make a habit of playing Fortnite on your iPhone, you might want to hold off on installing it. As it turns out, the iOS 13 beta can cause stability issues within the game, which obviously is not ideal considering how fast-paced Fortnite can be. For this reason, Epic is warning users away from the iOS 13 public beta, at least for the time being.

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Epic Games Store’s new free game is an action RPG classic

Epic Games Store’s new free game is an action RPG classic

The free games offered through the Epic Games Store are going to be rotating on a weekly basis for the rest of the year, so as a result, the free games are coming down the pipe rapid fire. Last week's free game, Overcooked, has been replaced by Torchlight, and if you're a fan of action RPGs, you'll definitely want to check this one out.

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Armored Mewtwo weakness, counters for Pokemon GO today

Armored Mewtwo weakness, counters for Pokemon GO today

Armored Mewtwo weaknesses in Pokemon GO are much the same as the original Mewtwo - it's just the amount of hammering you'll need to do that's changed. The three types you'll want to concentrate on are Bug, Ghost, and Dark. This does not necessarily count out a Pokemon that's not primarily that type, it only suggests that you should seek out Pokemon with these sorts of moves. Let's take a look!

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Minecraft Earth details dropped as closed beta draws near

Minecraft Earth details dropped as closed beta draws near

Niantic Labs' third smartphone-based AR game didn't exactly bring in as many players or revenue as Pokemon GO but the Harry Potter franchise still has enough fans to get the game by at least by word of mouth. That could be giving developers at Microsoft-owned Mojang some anxiety over their own still upcoming title. To whet Minecraft fans' appetite and, at the same time, publicize the game, Microsoft is dropping a few more tidbits about how Minecraft Earth will play out once the the Closed Beta rolls out next month.

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Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini launch details arrive

Konami’s TurboGrafx-16 mini launch details arrive

The latest entry to the retro mini console is just around the corner. Well, if that is a very big corner and you have no problem waiting for a year before you get your hands on one. If you do have that much faith in Konami, you'll be able to put in an order for the TurboGrafx-16 mini to play 50 classic titles next March. Actually half that many titles only unless you speak English and Japanese.

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Steam Labs is Valve’s playground for experimental features

Steam Labs is Valve’s playground for experimental features

Most PC gamers probably see steam only has a digital games store but developers will tell you that the platform is a lot more than that. While it offers developers some features like controller support, statistics, and others, platform maker Valve is also thinking about other features to add to the platform itself. Now it is gathering those experiments under a single Steam Labs roof for the public to see and, for the daring, to try out.

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Fortnite may be banned in another country over ‘negative impacts’

Fortnite may be banned in another country over ‘negative impacts’

The battle royale genre is the biggest thing in video games right now, the biggest titles at this time being PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, and Fortnite. The tiny nation of Jordan recently banned PUBG, the first battle royale game to catch on in a big way, and now it has announced plans to ban another six games, Fortnite among them.

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Xbox Live issue prevents gamers from downloading and purchasing games

Xbox Live issue prevents gamers from downloading and purchasing games

A number of websites and services have experienced issues today, including the multi-hour outage over at Reddit this morning followed by a brief outage at Twitter. Microsoft is among the companies having trouble, in this case with its Xbox services. Though most services remain operational, one is limited, and that's causing big problems for players who want to download purchased or new content.

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