Hearthstone’s new Magnetic keyword nearly didn’t make it into The Boomsday Project

One of the most dramatic changes coming in Hearthstone’s Boomsday Project expansion almost got dropped before release. The Magnetic keyword proved so tricky to get right that it wasn’t finished until the last minute. read more


Overwatch’s new map is Busan, is live on PTR today

It may be Gamescom, but Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan is currently out in Korea at the Korean Overwatch Fan Festival. As you can imagine, such an event is distinctly D.Va flavoured, and that can be felt in the surprise announcement of a new map: Busan. read more


US Congressman indicted after reportedly spending $1500 of campaign funds on Steam games

California Congressman Duncan Hunter was indicted by the US Department of Justice last night, following a year-long investigation the politician was charged with campaign finance fraud. Hunter and his wife were both charged for the misuse of $250,000 worth of funds for personal expenses. read more


BlizzCon is now “a season,” and it starts today

While BlizzCon itself might only be a weekend-long event for those of us lucky enough to attend in person, Blizzard certainly doesn’t just see it that way. In a presentation at Gamescom, the company’s head of community development, Saralyn Smith, said that Blizzard now sees their annual convention “as a season,” with content due to roll out for more than six weeks ahead of BlizzCon 2018. read more

Hacker News

Critical Flaws in Ghostscript Could Leave Many Systems at Risk of Hacking

Google Project Zero’s security researcher has discovered a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in Ghostscript—an open source interpreter for Adobe Systems’ PostScript and PDF page description languages. read more


Bandai Namco Announced Dark Souls Trilogy; Limited Quantity of Steel Book Physical Copies Available

Bandai Namco has announced the Dark Souls Trilogy for the PS4 and Xbox One earlier today. The trilogy which will come with all three Dark Souls games and all their previous released DLC will release on October 19. read more