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'League of Legends' developer loses lawsuit for using soccer player's likeness

'League of Legends' developer loses lawsuit for using soccer player's likeness League of Legends developer Riot Games just learned an important (and potentially expensive) lesson: You can't use someone's likeness without their permission.Former professional soccer player Edgar Davids won a lawsuit against Riot Games alleging that a character skin in League of Legends used his likeness.

Gaming superstars talk about what it was like to be famous in South Korea

Gaming superstars talk about what it was like to be famous in South Korea A handful of some of the most successful professional StarCraft players were gathered by South Korean YouTube channel Solfa to talk about their glory days at the height of esports — at least StarCraft esports.These players talk about how they used to get recognized in public almost every day, the amount of time they would put into StarCraft, and how they convinced their parents that their pursuits were worthwhile (hint: money).

America is too prudish for the flapping wangs of 'Conan Exiles,' apparently

America is too prudish for the flapping wangs of 'Conan Exiles,' apparently There was much noise around the game's PC launch, which includes character creation sliders for both "breast size" and "endowment.Blame the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), North America's video game ratings group-slash-fun police.

'Sonic Mania' reviews say this is the game fans have been waiting on for ages

'Sonic Mania' reviews say this is the game fans have been waiting on for ages There's a new Sonic the Hedgehog game called Sonic Mania, and it's apparently great.At heart it's a throwback to the series' 2D side-scrolling roots.

'League of Legends' pro blames bad performance on ... something sexual

'League of Legends' pro blames bad performance on ... something sexual If you want to go pro in video games, you can't let sexy times get in the way.After a couple weeks of spotty performance, pro League of Legends player Li "Vasilii" Wei issued a statement to fans on Weibo explaining why exactly he was playing poorly, and to explain his absence from some of his team's matches.

The Philadelphia 76ers’ female esports squad is getting the all-star treatment

The Philadelphia 76ers’ female esports squad is getting the all-star treatment Last September, the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers made headlines when it became the first major U.S.

Gaming chat app shuts down alt-right server, bans racists and neo-Nazis

Gaming chat app shuts down alt-right server, bans racists and neo-Nazis Popular voice and text chat app Discord shut down the alt-right server and banned accounts associated with the events in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend.com, a hate-filled, white supremacist website for the alt-right movement, and banned "a number of accounts" belonging to white supremacists and neo-Nazis who gathered in Charlottesville this weekend for the "Unite the Right" rally.

This NBA team's female esports players are living the gamer dream

This NBA team's female esports players are living the gamer dream Last September, the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers made headlines when it became the first major U.S.

Blizzard tries to rename Battle.net, fails

Blizzard tries to rename Battle.net, fails Less than a year after mysteriously changing "Battle.The Blizzard app, formerly known as Battle.

Ingenious modder combines PlayStation and Xbox in one machine

Ingenious modder combines PlayStation and Xbox in one machine In this deranged year of our lord, 2017, maybe we could all use a little console harmony instead.That's hardware wizard Eddie Zarick's view, anyway.

Angry gamer's confession sparks brilliant advice anyone can use

Angry gamer's confession sparks brilliant advice anyone can use This one Redditor's confession, and the discussion it sparked, stands to show there's likely more below rage's fragile facade.Gaming as an outlet for stress is something many gamers, myself included, can identify with.

Only true Sonic fans will get this hilariously stupid easter egg from 'Sonic Mania'

Only true Sonic fans will get this hilariously stupid easter egg from 'Sonic Mania' Just plug "Sonic fan art" into an image search (or check out this subreddit) and see for yourself.One such madcap expression of fandom involves plugging "& Knuckles" in at the end of.

'Overwatch' deathmatch was a mistake

'Overwatch' deathmatch was a mistake It's a fact made immediately apparent by the game's new free-for-all mode.Both game modes are a race to get to a certain amount of kills, except team deathmatch is a 4v4 team effort and FFA pits eight individuals against each other in one small space.

Nintendo Switch dock lets you project 'Zelda' onto your wall

Nintendo Switch dock lets you project 'Zelda' onto your wall Here comes the first Nintendo Switch dock that doesn't require a TV.The Ojo, from Yesojo, is a specialized Switch dock with a built-in lens that lets you project your games onto any surface.

An engineer designed two Nintendo Switch controller adapters to make gaming more accessible

An engineer designed two Nintendo Switch controller adapters to make gaming more accessible An engineer is helping to make playing Nintendo Switch a lot more accessible for gamers everywhere.Engineer Julio Vazquez created two 3D-printed peripherals for the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers, allowing players who only have the use of one hand to play Switch games more easily.

Review: Matterfall offers fast-paced side scrolling action on PS4

Review: Matterfall offers fast-paced side scrolling action on PS4 Developer Housemarque is renowned for its fun side scrolling action games.The game takes place in a futuristic world where "Smart Matter" has taken over the planet.

Narrative 'Planet of the Apes' game looks like a playable movie

Narrative 'Planet of the Apes' game looks like a playable movie Planet of the Apes is trying its hand in video games once again with the Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier, revealed today.Last Frontier takes its inspiration from the latest trilogy of movies, specifically taking place about a year after the events of the film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes according to IGN's preview.

Elon Musk's self-taught AI bot destroyed an esports pro in 'Dota 2'

In many ways, esports represents the future.Competitions like 'Dota 2's' "The International" draw players from around the world, shrugging off the geopolitical and cultural boundaries that still define many traditional sports.

PewDiePie after Charlottesville: 'Nazi memes are not even that funny anymore'

PewDiePie after Charlottesville: 'Nazi memes are not even that funny anymore' Felix Kjellberg), has finally realized what we've all already known: Nazi jokes are tasteless at best, hateful at worst.And after the events of this past weekend, we have a hard time understanding how anyone could find them funny.

Nielsen is bringing its data and analysis expertise to esports

Nielsen is bringing its data and analysis expertise to esports It's a much-needed service for a field of entertainment that is still finding its legs on the internet and television.Nielsen Esports will provide "sponsorship valuation, fan insights, custom industry research, and consulting services" based on data it gathers from esports events and esports communities (just like it does with television shows).