Gaming heavyweight Tencent has arranged for Arena of Valor to expand the growing eSports mobile division in a series of tournaments called the Arena of Valor World Cup. Arena of Valor‘s popularity has already made some giant ripples abroad, but the World Cup — which will be hosted in Los Angeles — represents the beginning of Tencent’s advance into the US competitive market, and offers the “highest standard of competitive play” with a prize pool exceeding half a million dollars.
An intimate Q&A session with Yoshiaki Koizumi, the Deputy General Manager of Nintendo EPD, has revealed some startling new developments in a long-running saga concerning one of the Mushroom Kingdom’s key guardians. Koizumi has officially confirmed that Toad, a feisty fungi with a long-spanning career working alongside Mario the goomba-slayer, is not wearing a hat. He was tight-lipped about the Mario-Peach-Pauline love triangle, but did share some extra details on Super Mario Odyssey‘s development and inspirations.
DayZ was announced for consoles way back when we first glimpse of the PS4 and Xbox One in 2013. Since then, the game has faded into obscurity with ill support for the PC version and a lack of news updates from the development team regarding a console port.
With the release of FFXV right around the corner for PC players, Square Enix has unveiled some awesome news for both Xbox One and PC gamers. The studio has confirmed that cross-play will be available for these two platforms meaning that you’ll be able to head out on co-op adventures together regardless of if you own a PC as a pose to Xbox One.
Crash might be back, baby!
According to Max Arguile, manager of the UK-based merchandising company GB Eye (via IGN), a new Crash Bandicoot game is being developed by Activision following the success of last year’s Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. Arguile also claims that N. Sane Trilogy is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch.
British citizen and hacker Lauri Love, who was accused of hacking into United States government websites, will not be extradited to stand trial in the U.S., the High Court of England and Wales ruled today.
The growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is generating curiosity—and concern—among security specialists. Crypto mining software has been found on user machines, often installed by botnets. Organizations need to understand the risks posed by this software and what actions, if any, should be taken.