In The News
Weekend in review:
Congratulations to Thomas “Ito” Gonda on defeated John “John Numbers” Goldberg at Nintendo World Championships 2017.
Connecticut is getting a high school esports program. “Connecticut became the first state to partner with the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF),” Mashable’s Kellen Beck reports. “High school-level esports competitors will start competing against each other in regular seasons starting this spring.”
There’s a new virtual reality game out soon intending to help people better understand post-traumatic stress disorder. “The experience follows Tyler, a man struggling with post-traumatic denial following a tragic accident that leaves his wife Elena unable to play the cello,” Venture Beat’s Jamie Feltham reports. “There’s no dialogue or action; everything is told through a tour of the protagonist’s dreams.” It’s called Anamorphine and will be available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR. Check out the trailer here.
Ermahgerd Fallout. Chris Avellone got hearts pumping everywhere after posting 2 pictures to his Facebook that may or may not hint at a new Fallout game. “Avellone posted an image of three Vault Boys on his timeline on September 29,” PC Gamer’s Andy Chalk reports. “But a few days later he updated his profile picture to a hand-drawn image of what is presumably meant to be himself hugging the Vault Boy.”
Feel like experimenting with the SNES Classic? Hackers have already hacked it and posted an instructional video online and a version update. “It’s now possible to add your own ROMs to the system,” Polygon’s Ben Kuchera reports.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds news:
Team Dignitas now has a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team. The “roster consists of former Smite professionals Peter “Suntouch” Logan and Florian “Liquidz” Bruyere, Martin “Spaikk” Benes, and Asger “Ziphon” Storgaard Hoffner,” Dot Esports’ Scott Duwe writes.
Additionally, “Four of the 10 invited teams for IEM Oakland’s” PUBG invitational consist of Luminosity Gaming, Team SoloMid, Team Liquid and Noble Esports.
PUBG reached 2 million concurrent players this weekend.
If you want a behind-the-scenes look at Silent Hill 2, Youtuber Shesez did a breakdown of some of the game’s hidden secrets, Game Informer’s Suriel Vazquez writes.