Unofficial Overwatch tournament will test out a hero ban system

Whether or not the Overwatch League should implement hero bans has been a hot topic among fans and professionals lately. Those who are behind the approach believe it’ll mix up a stale meta, but it’s hard to say for sure until we see it in action. Luckily, some players will be taking it for a test drive (albeit unofficially) in tonight’s Tournament of Future Champions, run by Dallas Fuel and Team Canada coach Justin “Jayne” Conroy. Before a map begins, the two teams will be each able to select one…

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Farming Simulator digs into esports with new league

Giants Software have announced that Farming Simulator 19 is moving into esports with the launch of its own league this year. Yes, I was also confused. It seems that following the success of the first series of Farming Simulator Championships last year, Giants Software have created the franchise’s first, fully-fledged esports league. Ten tournaments will take place across Europe in 2019, granting circuit points as well as other big rewards. At the end of the season, the best teams will fight (farm?) for the title of Farming Simulator Champion which…

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What Remains Of Edith Finch free on Epic Games Store right now

Fantastic first-person walk-o-story What Remains Of Edith Finch (don’t call it a walking simulator) is free for keepsies right now on the Epic Games Store, and I highly recommend nabbing it. It’s a beautiful and melancholic tale with a magical realist bent, exploring the lives and deaths of the family who’ve lived in a strange and lonely house for generations. It’s one of the best PC games and all, says us. Epic are signing up all sorts of exclusives to get their store going, including having Ubisoft onboard with The…

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Marble Marcher is what happens when Monkey Ball meets math

Marble Marcher is equal parts mesmerising, fascinating, frustrating and educational – a short, free ball-rolling game by CodeParade, you’ve got a ticking timer, a goal, and a procedural fractal landscape to somehow navigate across, sometimes shifting and warping under you. It’s a bit of a technical marvel despite its mechanical simplicity. Below is a brief look at the game, plus an explanation on the collision detection trick that made the game possible in the first place. Grab the game on Itch here – do note you’ll need a beefy GPU…

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Fortnite Creative: Creative mode controls, how to enter The Block

Fortnite is one of those games that evolves over time. As such, weapons come and weapons leave the game, some for no reason, others for very good reasons. This is called Vaulting and it’s a little unclear why a lot of the items have been vaulted, mostly because there’s a good chance they may come back. This guide lists all of the Vaulted items, reasons why they were vaulted if there were any, and when they were patched out of the game. Fortnite Creative guide With the game being the…

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Fortnite landing: landing quickly, new gliding strategies

Fortnite’s begin by diving through the air, using a glider to land in the best positions in order to obtain loot. The latest update added the glider item, which gives back the ability to redeploy your glider in the main game, increasing your movement options, as well as another way to get down from high places. Our guide aims to aid you in getting your boots on the ground as quickly as possible, as well as tips for using gliders and what you can do if you’re stuck high up. Fortnite…

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Go for a tranquil sail in the appropriately-named Becalm

It has, as usual, been a long week, but don’t worry – Becalm is here to provide the perfect pick me up. This gentle cruise simulator doesn’t ask for anything but for you to take in the beautiful surroundings, and maybe snap a picture or two if you’d like. Even the trailer is a blessing, giving just a taste of the serenity: I’ve had Becalm on my itch.io ‘to play’ list for a while, probably since Kat Brewster called attention to it in their Priceless Play column, and I really…

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Browser-based domain price guessing game shows the web has a way with words

How much, exactly, would it cost you to be the proud owner of the domain ‘pundit.xyz’? What about ‘eloneliness.com’? If you think you’ve got a good guess, you should try out Domain Pricing, which will pit two names against one another and ask which you think is the more expensive one to get your hands on. (Bear in mind that some domain names may be not safe for work. And that they’re usually the most valuable ones.) Domain Pricing is the creation of designer Martin O’Leary, based on a tweet…

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Fortnite loadouts guide (V8.00) – best weapon combos, Fortnite loadout tips

Each match you play in Fortnite, you are forced to condense the sixty-odd weapons and items in the game into your five-slot hotbar. This is something that takes a great deal of practice and game-sense to get right, and depends entirely on your situation. Do you take a Sniper, or a Rocket Launcher? Do you pick that Suppressed SMG with your SCAR, or stick to the Hand Cannon? Our Fortnite loadouts guide comes equipped with everything you need to know about the best weapon combos currently in Fortnite, as well…

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Fortnite Chiller Grenade guide (V7.40) – Chiller Grenade fast travel, mobility items guide, Fortnite Glider Redeploy, best method of travel

We all know how Epic Games likes to tinker with mobility items in the weeks surrounding a new season. And, true to form, in the past month we’ve seen Glider Redeploy reintroduced, Grapplers vaulted, and the all-new Chiller Grenades which everyone is still clamouring to try out. So what better time to put together a Fortnite mobility items guide, going into depth about the various methods of travel available to you in Season 7 of Fortnite, from the new Chiller Grenades and Glider items through to ziplines and more tried…

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