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Team Aster donates i-League 2021 winnings to support Henan flood disaster relief

Team Aster has been one of the top Dota 2 teams in China all year, winning one of the regional league seasons for the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit and qualifying for The International 10 thanks to their strong performances.  Aster and the other top Chinese teams spent the last several months competing on and off in the i-League 2021, an event with more than $185,000 on the line. And though they entered the playoffs as a middle-of-the-pack team, Aster dominated the remainder of the event, going 2-1 against PSG.LGD and

PUBG creator Krafton donates $202,000 for COVID-19 relief in India

South Korean gaming company, Krafton is donating Rs. 15,000,000 (about $202,000) towards COVID-19 relief in India. This donation, Krafton announced today, comes as India battles a deadly second wave of coronavirus cases. Yesterday, the South Asian country recorded 379,257 new cases and 3,645 deaths, the most of any country around the world, according to data from the Government of India. A CNN report on April 27 wrote that the country is severely underreporting cases and deaths, however, which means the total tally could be much higher. Krafton donated the amount

Parks And Rec Star Rob Lowe Says You Would Be “Shocked” To Find Out How Much They’re Paid

Parks and Recreation is one of NBC's most successful and memorable TV shows, and it's still bringing in money through syndication and streaming deals, but it appears the cast are not always benefitting from those profits at a level they would have wanted.Actors Rob Lowe and Nick Offerman, who played Chris Traeger and Ron Swanson on the show, recently spoke about this on the newest episode of Lowe's podcast. Offerman said the union representing the Parks and Rec cast was not able to get them a lucrative deal at the

MX Vs ATV All Out Is Coming To Nintendo Switch Soon

The long-running MX vs ATV series, which started with 2005's MX vs ATV Unleashed, is coming to Switch for the first time. MX vs ATV All Out has been announced for Switch, with a release date set for September 1.The game, which released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2018, features supercross, overcross, waypoint, and freestyle competition modes. You can race on bikes, ATVs, and UTVs acrosss multiple events, and customize both your rider and your vehicle. The game will feature both 8-player online races and 2-player split-screen. Unfortunately,

Stardew Valley Update 1.5 Update Will Add New End-Game Content

Stardew Valley's 1.5 update will add a "significant new piece of end-game content" plus other new additions as well. In a tweet, developer Eric Barone, also known as ConcernedApe, teased the update that was previously announced when the 1.4 update was released. The tease shows Willy's shack with a new back door, that wasn't previously there.Stardew Valley 1.5 update... notice anything new in Willy's shop? Progress on the update is coming along steadily. It's still in a "nose to the grindstone" phase, but some good milestones have been met. This

Xbox Series X Event Date Reportedly Revealed

Speculation arose about whether or not Crash Bandicoot 4 would have microtransactions after the Microsoft Store's listing for the game said it "offers in-app purchases." The game's developer Toys For Bob took to Twitter to clear things up, stating that it doesn't include microtransactions at all.Check out our interview with Crash Bandicoot 4's producer here: Projekt Red has removed wall-running from Cyberpunk 2077. Level designer Max Pears told GameReactor that the developer chose to remove it for design reasons, but said that the game will still allow the player

New Dead Cells “Update Of Plenty” Changes Crossbows, Adds Backpacks

Developer Evil Empire has released a new update for Dead Cells. Called the Update of Plenty, it implements notable changes to weapons, items, and the in-game economy. The full list of changes are detailed in the official patch notes.In terms of weapons, Update of Plenty makes all crossbows into two-handed weapons. To increase a player's willingness to try two-handed weapons, Update of Plenty also adds backpacks that allow you to hold onto an extra one-handed weapon that you can switch to in situations where your two-handed weapon might put you

Bandai Namco Announces Play Anime Live Stream, Featuring Anime Games

Bandai Namco has announced a new event for anime fans, and it'll focus on their upcoming slate of games that are anime focused. The event, called Play Anime Live, hasn't announced the games it will focus on yet.The stream will begin on July 22 at 4 PM PT--that's a Wednesday. It's not yet clear how long the event will run for.Bandai Namco publishes many anime games, including games based on Dragon Ball and Naruto. It's been a while since we've seen a new Naruto game, and the Dragon Ball FighterZ

International Game Developers Association Releases A Statement On Abuse In The Games Industry

Recently, many people within the games industry have come forward and spoken, openly and bravely, about their experience with abusers. The sharing of these experiences, which have often involved high-level game producers and developers, as well as streamers and journalists, has brought to light how the industry has sheltered many abusers, and has led to some action.Two Ubisoft executives have been suspended over abuse allegations, and the developer is reworking how it deals with employee complaints as it becomes clear that employees were not being adequately protected. Companies that were