The ACO – the governing body behind the Le Mans 24 Hours – used this weekend’s round of the World Endurance Championship at Silverstone to announce and kick off the Le Mans esports series, which will see players compete to win part of a $100,000 prize pot and the chance for a place on the podium at next year’s Le Mans. The first round of the series has already kicked off, with a preliminary qualifier taking place to coincide with… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-20-le-mans-esports-series-announced-as-motorsport-gets-serious-about-gaming URL of source article.
One of the best decisions Microsoft has made in recent years – at least, in my opinion – was to launch its ‘Play Anywhere’ initiative that lets users buy a game digitally on their Xbox One and gain access to its PC equivalent for no extra cost. While I’m still waiting for the company to remaster Jet Set Radio Future so I can spend dozens of hours playing that on my PC, a handful of the current Play Anywhere titles… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-20-up-to-70-percent-off-xbox-play-anywhere-titles-today URL of source article.
Far Cry 5’s next DLC offering – Dead Living Zombies – will release on 28th August 2018, and from a split-second tease near the end of its latest trailer, it seems Far Cry’s fan-favourite Blood Dragons are making a comeback.The latest DLC content promises a zombified version of Romeo and Juliet, where Romeo is – for reasons left unexplained – a Frankenstein’s monster-esque patchwork of other B-movie creatures, including what appears to be a werewolf, a vampire, a mummy, and… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-19-blood-dragons-are-back-for-far-cry-5s-living-dead-zombies-dlc URL of source article.
A U.S. federal judge has agreed to grant Take-Two Interactive an injunction against the creator of Grand Theft Auto 5 cheat programs, Menyoo and Absolute.As reported by Reuters (via Gamasutra), the parent company of Rockstar, Take-Two, issued a preliminary injunction against David Zipperer, from Georgia, USA, after it asserted the cheat programs griefed competitors without their consent or knowledge, causing “irreparable harm to [Take-Two’s] sales and reputation”.Although the court dismissed Take-Two’s complaint that the hacker’s “unfair competition” had lost the… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-19-u-s-judge-agrees-to-block-grand-theft-auto-5-cheat-programs URL of source article.
Just in case you’re one of the six people left in the world yet to try Overwatch, Blizzard has announced another free weekend that perfectly ties in with the final pre-Christmas UK bank holiday of 2018.Running between 7pm (UK time) on 23rd and 8am (UK time) on 28th August, the trial will be available across PC, PlayStation and Xbox One, and offer the full complement of 28 heroes, including new kid – well, hamster – on the block, Wrecking Ball.All… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-19-blizzard-wants-you-to-try-overwatch-for-free-again-next-weekend URL of source article.
If you’ve fallen hard for Forza Horizon 2 after Microsoft gave you the chance to try it for free this month, you’d better grab the extra content and DLC sooner rather than later – developer Turn 10 has confirmed the racer is now speeding towards its “end of life”.Tucked down at the bottom of a recent Forza-flavoured update post (via Engadget), Turn 10’s Brian Ekberg made the announcement, although stopped short of detailing why the game is being retired four… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-19-forza-horizon-2-will-reach-end-of-life-status-next-month-and-be-removed-from-the-xbox-store URL of source article.
Time for another look at this week’s best deals – and just a few days until the Shenmue remasters hit! I’m unashamed to admit that I’m looking forward to playing through both Shenmue games more than I am most of this year’s big releases. Okay, maybe I’m a little ashamed to say that, but that’s just me. This week’s batch of gaming deals ranges from graphics cards to MicroSD cards, with plenty of things that aren’t cards also. As usual,… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-18-this-weeks-best-deals-two-point-hospital-super-smash-bros-ultimate-geforce-1060-and-more URL of source article.
It’s fun to read angry reviews of rubbish things. But enthusiasm reads great, too. ‘Valve just hit the high note no other developer could reach,’ from Edge’s Half-Life 2 review has stuck with me since I first read it (thank you nameless Edge contributor!).It’s why all those annual Best-Ofs or All-Time Top Tens are so satisfying. Yes, it’s often the usual suspects of Halos and Dark Souls, the sequence lightly tossed. But it’s a thrill to see someone take things… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-18-video-games-magazines-and-me URL of source article.
eBay is doing the voucher thing again! As has happened numerous times before, you can take 15 per cent off any purchase over £20 when you enter the code PIGGYBANK during checkout. That means everything from consoles to TVs to home appliances.The offer is live right now but ending at 8pm (BST) tonight, so you’ve only got a matter of hours to find something you feel like picking up. Once you do (and you use the PIGGYBANK code during checkout),… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-17-take-15-percent-off-any-purchase-over-20-today-only-at-ebay URL of source article.
Strip a modern F1 car of all of its sponsorship decals, goes the well-worn saying I’ve been guilty of bandying around myself, and you’d be hard pushed to tell any two models apart. So strictly defined is the modern rule-set, so homogeneous the designs, that underneath that lick of lurid paint every car is almost exactly the same – and it’s an accusation you could well level at F1 2018, the 10th mainline outing of Codemasters’ official take on the… Read original at Eurogamer — https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-08-17-f1-2018-marginal-gains-make-for-codemasters-best-f1-game-to-date URL of source article.