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Electronic Sports League to drug test Pro-players

The ESL (Electronic Sports League) has announced that they plan on drug testing their competitors after a bunch of Counter-Strike players publicly admitted to taking the ADHD drug, Adderall. MotherBoard says that the ESL will not be taking any actions against players who previously admitted to using the performance enhancing drug. ESL is one of the first, if not the first, Pro-gaming League to begin introducing policies against drugs. Other leagues and circuits such as The International and and LCS do not test their competitors for drugs.

What do you guys think about the situation? 

Rise of the Tomb Raider will hit PS4 and PC holiday 2016

Microsoft announced at last year's GamesCon that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox One and 360 exclusive. Almost a year latter, Square Enix has announced that Rise of the the Tomb Raider will be available for all other consoles a year later. The Xbox exclusivity was a one year deal from its initial release. so do not fear Playstation 4 fans, you'll get your share of Lara Craft too! 

EverQuest Publisher CEO steps down

In the wake of recent DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks and deletion of social media such as twitter and Reddit, DayBreak CEO John Smedley, steps down as president of the company. According to Daybreak's spokes person, Smedley will be "taking some time off from the company" before "transitioning into a different role to be determined." Daybreak is mostly known for their games H1Z1 and Everquest. 

Kojima and Del Toro are still planning on working together! 

The developer and movie director are still talking about doing a video game project together. In an interview with IGN, Del Toro mentioned that he and Kojima are still close and talk often. He said they were discussing the possibility of future collaborations because he "loves working with Kojima-san"! I'm sorry I kind of screamed that...I just got really really excited. Nothing can be expected from the duo at this point in time but the possibilities could be driving us crazy for the next few years! 

Fallout 4 at QuakeCon: New Things We Learned

The next installment in the Fallout series is creating quite a hype train if I do say so myself. This year's QuakeCon revealed a few interesting features that we didn't know from this year's E3. Here is a quick list: 
1. There will be about a dozen possible companions available throughout your adventure in the Wasteland. 
2. Mr.Handy can actually say your name. What I mean by that is that Mr. Handy will vocalize any name you decide to choose. The possibilities are endless...endless.
3. You can romance your companions! Regardless of gender, you will be able to romance all companions. It would be awesome if you could romance mutants, ghouls, and robots but nothing is confirmed at this point. 
4. The leveling system is going to work differently in Fallout 4. Perks are going to be tied to SPECIAL stats. The higher the stat is, the better perks you will be able to get. 
5. I'm too excited for this game...yes that counts as something new you just learned. 


4 New DLC coming to Elder Scrolls Online

Also at QuakesCon, it was announced that the Imperial City will be the first of quarterly DLCs for ESO. The next release after that will be Orsinium followed by the Thieves Guild and finally the Dark Brotherhood DLC. If you haven't dove into the world that is Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, then you're in luck. It's on sale to celebrate this year's QuakeCon. The Orsinium content pack is said to add an additional 25 hours of gameplay to ESO. 

China's Console Ban is now "Totally Over" 

Video game consoles were illegal in China since the year 2000. The funny this is that the Wii, PS3 and the Xbox 360 were Chinese made. The government decided that the ban was the best way to keep the youth from wasting their minds on video games after a parental outcry. It turns out the ban didn't really stop the problem. Instead they had a flourishing PC market where the market size hit hundreds of millions of dollars. The console ban existed on paper but was never strictly enforced. On July 26th, 2015, China announced that it has fully and officially lifted its ban on consoles. China's ministry of culture released a statement saying companies like Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft can now manufacture and sell anywhere in the region. Though that's great news for Chinese gamers, will software piracy and the country's censorship laws impact the performance of consoles in the mainland?

Five Nights at Freddy's arrived early! It's available now! 


Five Nights at Freddy's 4 arrived two weeks before planned because "the game was finished". The creator of FNAF, Scott Cawthon, took to FNAF steam page and announced that he had finished his creation and instead of releasing it on its planned August 8th release date, he did it right away. 

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