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Freebitco.in Gaming Site Launches Covid-19 Relief Fund – Donating 20% House Edge to Healthcare Efforts

</header> <strong>The owners of the website Freebitco.in have announced a coronavirus relief fund following the myriad of other crypto companies donating funds to help fight the covid-19 pandemic. Freebitco.in is an extremely popular gaming website that saw more than 40 million visitors last month in web traffic and the site ranks #2,379 globally according to …

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E3 will return June 15th, 2021

Sponsored Links Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for E3/Entertainment Software Association The Entertainment Software Association may have cancelled E3 2020 due to COVID-19, but it’s still committed to holding an event next year. The organization has announced that E3 will return between June 15th and June 17th, 2021. It characterized the future expo as a “reimagined” event, …

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Recommended Reading: Inside the PlayStation 5 with Mark Cerny

Sponsored Links Sony PlayStation 5 uncovered: The Mark Cerny tech deep diveRichard Leadbetter,Eurogamer If you’re craving even more explanation on the PlayStation 5 than lead architect Mark Cerny shared during his in-depth chat a couple weeks ago, get comfy. Eurogamer shared part two of its chat with Cerny this week, and while there weren’t any …

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Twitch viewing soared 23 percent in March

Sponsored Links Alex Kormann/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images It won’t shock you to hear that livestreaming services are seeing an upswing in viewership due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people at home, but now it’s clear just what kind of effect the outbreak has had on viewing habits. Streamlabs and Stream Hatchet have …

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‘Fortnite’ gets a bullet-stopping ‘Kingsman’ umbrella

Sponsored Links Epic Games Epic’s current Fortnite season is focused on secret agents, and that now includes direct references to movies — if not the ones you’re likely to think of first. An update to the battle royale shooter has introduced a Kingsman umbrella that, like the one in the Brits-save-the-world film series, deflects bullets …

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The entire Overwatch League regular season will be online-only

Sponsored Links Lisa Lake via Getty Images The Overwatch League has canceled all of its live events for the remainder of the 2020 regular season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Matches will take place in an entirely online format until August at the very least. After two seasons of OWL matches taking place almost exclusively …

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Accidental cross-play makes Star Wars ‘Jedi Academy’ a console bloodbath

Sponsored Links Reddit/u/wrathmont The classic 2003 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy game recently arrived on PS4 and Switch, but console users excited to try it have encountered a formidable enemy. PC players have figured out how to cross-play on consoles, so they’re invading online multiplayer games and slaughtering their hapless Jedi opponents. The issue …

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‘MLB Champions’ Downplays ETH, Aims for Mass Market in New Game Reboot

The game once known as MLB Crypto is getting a facelift by reducing its dependency on its underlying blockchain, Ethereum.  Announced Tuesday, MLB Champions introduced a slew of new features while cutting the game’s in-app minting process for non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The update introduces a range of new gameplay options but also adds more steps …

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NBA reportedly plans ‘players-only’ 2K tournament that will air on ESPN

Sponsored Links Kevin Mazur via Getty Images The NBA already has an official esports league with various teams represented, but with the live basketball season on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s reportedly about to put real NBA players on the sticks. Yahoo Sports reporter Chris Haynes cites league sources indicating that a 16-player …

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Steam limits game auto-updates to manage peak demand

Sponsored Links Jon Fingas/Engadget Console makers aren’t the only ones managing game service bandwidth to keep traffic flowing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Valve is scaling back game auto-updates in Steam to “spread out” the load and prevent its servers from buckling under the strain. As of this week, only games you’ve played in the past …

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