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"MAGICGATE: GAME CULTURE’S NEW CIVIL WAR"

In the early hours of 2 August, Jeremy Hambly, a popular YouTuber who covers gaming, pop culture and media news, was assaulted outside a bar in Indianapolis. He was caught off-guard and suckerpunched, and was left with bruises, a slight cut and a torn shirt. Shaken, he recorded his injuries on his phone. But this was more than a bar fight – this attack was political, and arose out of a simmering feud within gaming culture. Magic: the Gathering (MTG) is a game produced by Wizards of the Coast (WOTC), encompassing trading cards, merchandise, online gaming and organised tournaments. A number of vlogging channels have sprung up to discuss MTG products and culture. Jeremy Hambly’s UnsleevedMedia channel has become prominent in part due to his criticism of WOTC’s incorporation of identity and sexual politics: WOTC has reduced the attractiveness of female character designs, uses ‘they’ as the second-person singular pronoun in official texts, and uses explicitly ‘inclusive’ language and

"Bethesda Hints At Elder Scrolls: Legends PS4 Boycott Over Sony Cross-Play Ban"

Bethesda has its arm pulled back and is about to throat punch Sony over cross-play. Sony is the lone roadblock standing in the way of gamers everywhere playing together no matter what system they are running. In a more recent announcement, Bethesda's Fallout 76 won't have cross-play thanks to Sony. Bethesda's other upcoming game is The Elder Scrolls: Legends and word is that the company has decided to not launch the game on systems that won’t support cross-play. Bethesda's Senior VP of global marketing and communications said at Quakecon that The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a strategy card game that supports both single and multiplayer along with cross-play, and it supports cross-platform progress as well. Hines stated specifically that Bethesda's intention is for the game to land on a system, it must support cross-play. Hines said, "We cannot have a game that works one way across everywhere else except for on this one thing." Hines also noted that Be

"id’s Marty Stratton talks Doom invasions and hints at the game’s new PVP"

At QuakeCon, id Software blew the lid off of the delicious combat casserole that is Doom Eternal, revealing a host of information about many aspects of the fast-paced FPS sequel. Afterwards, Trusted Reviews got some time to sit down with game director Marty Stratton and creative director Hugo Martin to dish up more delicious details about the game’s Invasion mode, which will see gamers able to invade other players’ single player campaigns and raise hell as an intelligent demon to try and mess up their day. “Everything we do, we focus on the fun,” said Stratton, referring to the game’s invasion mechanic. “One of the things coming out of 2016 was that everybody loved the Doom combat experience. On our side, and even a lot of the reaction from the fans was: ‘I want to do this socially, I want to do this with my friends.’ It’s been a guiding principle of ours to make the Doom that people love a social experience.” “Invasion is one of the ways we’re doing that. We’ll do a deep dive

"Mom’s letter didn’t work; Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ lawsuit against 14-year-old can continue"

It’s anything but game over for the developers of “Fortnite” in their legal battle with a Delaware teenager who bragged on YouTube about his use of cheat software in the popular third-person shooter game. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm Howard in mid-July sided with Epic Games in allowing the company to keep pursuing its lawsuit against Caleb Rogers, who on YouTube goes by the nickname “Sky Orbit.” So far in court, Epic “has stated a plausible claim” for copyright infringement, breach of contract and other legal transgressions, Howard said in ruling for the Cary game studio. The case against Rogers — now called only “C.R.” in court documents after a complaint from his mother to the judge — is one of a spate of copyright-infringement lawsuits Epic filed last fall in hopes of tamping down cheating in “Fortnite.” The Rogers case quickly got the most attention of the bunch in gaming circles because his mother, Lauren Rogers, wrote Howard to accuse Epic of “using a 14-ye

"5 Examples of How Cheating in Fortnite Gets You Infected"

Have you ever heard the saying "If it's too good to be true, then it probably is." If so, then it applies perfectly to programs that claim they can help you cheat in Fortnite or earn free V-Bucks. With the immense popularity of Fortnite also comes an increased amount of people who try to take advantage by releasing malware disguised as game cheats, hacks, and other utilities. These tools are designed to make you think you are getting something for nothing, but instead it's actually the attackers who are getting your account information for free or installing other malware onto your computer. Below we take a look at a 5 examples of actual malware that myself or MalwareHunterTeam found that are disguised as Fortnite hacks, cheats, or other tools. 1. Fake V-Bucks Generator Back in July, MalwareHunterTeam told me about a Fortnite tool for French users called Generateur_de_VBucks.exe that states it can add 1,000, 7,000, or 13,000 V-Bucks to your Fortnite account

"WWE Summerslam 2018 Predictions: The Miz Cheats Out A Win Over Daniel Bryan"

WWE's biggest event of the summer is almost here. On Sunday, August 19, Summerslam returns to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for a fourth year in a row, bringing along with it a stacked card with plenty of championship matches to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. The PPV begins at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT on the WWE Network. While the programming schedule has yet to be released for the 19th, the Kickoff Show will more than likely start two hours prior, as for the past couple of years, Summerslam's Kickoff Show has been two hours long. So if you plan on catching the entire event, make sure to tune in at 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT, as the Kickoff Show tends to have a couple matches on the program. As of this writing, there are 11 matches at 2018's Summerslam, and there's a possibility one more will be added. If you're looking to watch Summerslam, but don't have the WWE Network, you can sign up for free for a month right now. After the trial subscription i

"Fortnite Beta for Android arrives this week and is already available on Samsung Galaxy devices"

On Thursday (9) Epic Games announced that the beta of Fortnite for Android will be available from this week for owners of Android devices. Samsung's Galaxy line owners will have early access from today (9). Recently the company announced that Fortnite will not be available in the Play Store . Because of the high cost charged for transactions made in apps downloaded from the Play Store , the company chose not to include Fortnite in the Android app store. However, the game will be available on Galaxy Apps from Samsung devices. Check out the list of Galaxy line mobile devices that will have access to the game early as of today (9): Galaxy S7 Galaxy S7 Edge  Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8 + Galaxy S9 Galaxy S9 + Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9 Galaxy Tab S3 Galaxy Tab S4  CHECK THE SHOP: FORTNITE

"Finally: Red Dead Redemption 2 wins trailer showing its gameplay"

As previously announced, Red Dead Redemption 2 had its first gameplay revealed. Check below: The story of Red Dead Redemption 2 will be 12 years before the story of the first title of the franchise. We can see the heyday of the Dutch van der Linde villain gang as well as their downfall. The protagonist John Martson of the first game, until then younger, will appear as a member of the gang. The protagonist this time will be the villain Arthur Morgan . Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One . CHECK THE SHOP: RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2