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Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats

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Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats

Sacramento man Stephen Cebula has been indicted for threats made via Heroes of the Storm, says the Department of Justice.

Cebula, 28, was brought to Heroes publisher Blizzard's attention on July 3, when players reported him for making violent, sexual, and racist threats via in-game player chat.

Though he was quickly banned from chat, Cebula posted threats to Blizzard itself via Facebook, saying he would "pay [Blizzard] a visit with an AK47 amongst some other 'fun' tools."

He was arrested on July 12 and questioned by the FBI, whose case files state that he claimed he wanted to "scare those whom he had threatened" and that he "fantasised about oral sex and sexual intercourse with his five-year-old niece".

Prior to the incident, Cebula had been charged with threatening a member of his school's staff, and had told Sacramento deputies he wanted to kill someone in a local park.

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Design doc for cancelled LucasArts Indiana Jones game surfaces

Design doc for cancelled LucasArts Indiana Jones game surfaces

The full design document for a cancelled Indiana Jones adventure game has surfaced online.

A sequel to LucasArts' Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix never made it out of development.

Set in 1947, the game would have run on LucasArts' SCUMM engine, and would have seen Jones searching for the Philosopher's Stone in a race against in-hiding Nazi scientists.

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Square Enix is making an RPG for the Apple Watch

Square Enix is making an RPG for the Apple Watch

Square Enix is in development on a role-playing game for the Apple Watch, entitled Cosmos Rings.

First reported by Famitsu, then confirmed via Square Enix's website, Cosmos Rings' development will be led by Takehiro Ando, and its art direction by Final Fantasy vet Yusuke Naora.

Ando created the Chaos Rings mobile RPG series, indicating the game could be a spin-off or spiritual sequel to that series.

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"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4

"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4

The remake of 1994 sci-fi classic System Shock has been confirmed for PlayStation 4.

The PS4 version's 2018 release window was announced yesterday on PlayStation Blog by Nightdive Studios project director Jason Fader.

"There was such a huge demand for a PS4 version that we immediately did what we could to make that happen," said Fader.

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Nvidia's new Titan X is absurdly powerful

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Nvidia's new Titan X is absurdly powerful

The latest version of Nvidia's flagship Titan X video card is, according to the manufacturer, "the biggest GPU ever built".

Boasting 3,584 CUDA cores running at 1.53GHz, and 12GB of GDDR5X memory, Nvidia says the card is "even more reckless" than the recently announced GTX 1080.

Outperforming its predecessor by "up to 60 percent", the new card allegedly delivers 11 teraflops of computing performance.

Nvidia says the card originated in a bet between hardware engineer Brian Kelleher and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, which Huang appears to have lost.

Kelleher's winnings, however, could not even buy him a tenth of a percent of the new, very expensive card.

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Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight

Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight

The Ping Zero LAN event kicks off tonight at the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland.

This will mark the 49th LAN operated by Ping Zero, and the first in partnership with Kiwi retailer Mighty Ape.

Over the course of the weekend Mighty Ape will give away a custom-built gaming PC to one lucky attendee, while Ping Zero itself will contribute a prize pool valued at NZ$3000 for tournament prizes and giveaways.

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Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”

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Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”

Rocket League developer Psyonix says cross-platform play could happen if only Sony would co-operate.

Vice president Jeremy Dunham told IGN that the developers had solved the technical issues surrounding play between PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

“We’re literally at the point where all we need is the go-ahead on the Sony side and we can, in less than a business day, turn it on and have it up and working no problem,” said Dunham.

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Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case

Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case

A deal has been signed to produce a live-action film adaptation of the long-running Pokemon franchise, Variety reports.

The film will not be a direct adaptation of the property, however, focusing instead on “Detective Pikachu, a new character in the Pokemon universe.”

It will be produced by Legendary Pictures, best known for the Dark Knight trilogy, in conjunction with Nintendo.

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PlayStation VR's Cinematic Mode lets you play lying down

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PlayStation VR's Cinematic Mode lets you play lying down

PlayStation VR’s banner applications are mostly virtual reality games, but one included feature may prove useful for non-interactive content as well, according to a recent PlayStation Japan post.

Cinematic Mode allows players to simulate a flat screen inside the VR headset, rendering a virtual screen in front of their eyes through which to play traditional games or watch video content.

Three simulated screen sizes are available, all eclipsing most traditional televisions: 117 inches, 163 inches, and 226 inches.

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Destiny: Rise Of Iron has a ridiculous new Sparrow

Destiny: Rise Of Iron has a ridiculous new Sparrow

Destiny’s upcoming expansion Rise of Iron will include a brand-new Sparrow design, inspired by the Iron Lords.

The Iron Gjallarwing follows the same design principles of the popular Gjallarhorn rocket launcher, with silver wings and metallic accents.

For those who do not pre-order, it will be available from the in-game Eververse store - without the black and silver paint job.

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The rise and fall and rise of War of the Overworld

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The rise and fall and rise of War of the Overworld

Those left wondering what went wrong in the development of Subterranean Games' War of the Overworld finally have their answer.

In an expansive and detailed interview with Eurogamer, Subterranean Games managing director Josh Bishop has gone into detail about the mistakes made and lessons learned during the dungeon management title's development process.

Basically, thanks to poor initial planning and mismanagement of funds, the development team was forced to release the game early.

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Banned Pro Smash Bros. player retires: "I apologize... if what they say is true"

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Banned Pro Smash Bros. player retires: "I apologize... if what they say is true"

Professional Super Smash Bros. player Cristian 'Hyuga' Medina has announced his retirement from e-sports.

The announcement comes after Medina was accused of molesting fellow caster Victoria 'VikkiKitty' Perez while in Las Vegas, attending Evo 2016.

He had already been dropped by sponsor VRBootCamp, and was facing a recommended one year ban by the Global Smash 4 Leadership Group.

"I do not ever want to come to USA to play, I do not care, nor do I want to play in Mexico," said Medina in a statement linked to from his Twitter account.

"From my perspective, for me, is a very toxic environment and I RETIRE FROM COMPETITIVE SMASH, right now, I just want to concentrate on my life and in my career."

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Design doc for cancelled LucasArts Indiana Jones game surfaces
Design doc for cancelled LucasArts Indiana Jones game surfaces
NEWS Nazis. Germany hates these guys.
Square Enix is making an RPG for the Apple Watch
Square Enix is making an RPG for the Apple Watch
NEWS But what the heck do you do?
Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats
Man faces 5 years in jail for Heroes of the Storm threats
NEWS Seems like a nice guy.
PC
2
Nvidia's new Titan X is absurdly powerful
Nvidia's new Titan X is absurdly powerful
NEWS And absurdly expensive.
1
"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4
"Huge demand" sees System Shock confirmed for PS4
NEWS Kickstarter ongoing.
Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight
Reminder: Ping Zero begins tonight
NEWS Start loading up your rig.
Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”
Rocket League cross-play could happen in “a few hours”
NEWS If Sony gets its act together.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case
Live-action Pokemon film gets Detective Pikachu on the case
NEWS You know. Detective Pikachu.
Destiny: Rise Of Iron has a ridiculous new Sparrow
Destiny: Rise Of Iron has a ridiculous new Sparrow
NEWS Very metal.
360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
PlayStation VR's Cinematic Mode lets you play lying down
PlayStation VR's Cinematic Mode lets you play lying down
NEWS True innovation.
1
Banned Pro Smash Bros. player retires: "I apologize... if what they say is true"
Banned Pro Smash Bros. player retires: "I apologize... if what they say is true"
NEWS Will focus on career.
4
The rise and fall and rise of War of the Overworld
The rise and fall and rise of War of the Overworld
NEWS Look before you leap.
3
Gravity Rush 2 gets a release date and new anime series
Gravity Rush 2 gets a release date and new anime series
NEWS Dropping to PS4 November 30.
3
Uncharted director jokes on Tomb Raider box art similarities
Uncharted director jokes on Tomb Raider box art similarities
NEWS At least it's no Doom.
Hacking group takes over Sony president's Twitter
Hacking group takes over Sony president's Twitter
NEWS Nice Twitter. Shame if anything were to happen to it.
Kentucky Route Zero gets a new chapter, two years later
Kentucky Route Zero gets a new chapter, two years later
NEWS Route 0, Act 4.
Ubisoft CEO says Nintendo NX will bring back casuals
Ubisoft CEO says Nintendo NX will bring back casuals
NEWS Big talk.
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Inside and Limbo studio co-founder moves on
Inside and Limbo studio co-founder moves on
NEWS "It's been amazing journey."
AOC eyes up players with new gaming monitor range
AOC eyes up players with new gaming monitor range
NEWS 10 monitors in 2016.
Corsair's latest PC fans have a new trick: levitation
Corsair's latest PC fans have a new trick: levitation
NEWS No news yet on any rabbit/hat features.
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Pro skier killed while filming promo for Ubisoft's Steep
Pro skier killed while filming promo for Ubisoft's Steep
NEWS "A tragic accident."
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Witcher 3 studio CD Projekt Red on piracy: "We cannot force people to buy things"
Witcher 3 studio CD Projekt Red on piracy: "We cannot force people to buy things"
NEWS Challenge accepted.
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Prominent Aussie comic new League of Legends OPL host
Prominent Aussie comic new League of Legends OPL host
NEWS MOBAs, amirite?
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Sponsor drops Smash Bros pro after groping incident
Sponsor drops Smash Bros pro after groping incident
NEWS Plus a one year ban.
WiiU, 3DS
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PS4 Overwatch players keep losing their stuff
PS4 Overwatch players keep losing their stuff
NEWS Where did you last put it?
PC, XO, PS4, Mac
Action: First-Person
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4: old-school Lara, new-school VR
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4: old-school Lara, new-school VR
NEWS Hope you like triangles.
360, XO
Action: Third-Person
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Telltale's Batman gets a trailer, release date, no parents
Telltale's Batman gets a trailer, release date, no parents
NEWS Multiple Choice Asylum.
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Mafia III's NZ rating is exactly what you think it is
Mafia III's NZ rating is exactly what you think it is
NEWS In other news: the sky is blue.
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Aussie team Mindfreak wins shot at largest ever CoD prize
Aussie team Mindfreak wins shot at largest ever CoD prize
NEWS Takes out ANZ 4-2.
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Dynasty Warriors-style Beserk adaptation is coming West
Dynasty Warriors-style Beserk adaptation is coming West
NEWS
5