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League Of Legends Dev May Need To Pay Much More To Settle Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

In December, it was reported that League of Legends developer Riot Games would pay $10 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit.The members of the class action group have now hired women's rights attorney Genie Harrison and employment lawyer Joseph Lovretovich to take over for the previous counsel. ...

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What makes Super Mario games so magical? Developers pay tribute to Nintendo's platform icon

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Issue 203 of Retro Gamer celebrates the legendary Super Mario series.We quizzed a number of industry veterans, including John Romero, Ste Pickford, Chris Sutherland, Derek Yu and Julian "Jaz" Rignall to find out what makes the 2D Mario games so special and the impact the franchise has had on them. ...

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State wants Riot to pay more in gender discrimination settlement

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A recent intervention from Californian state regulators could lead to an amendment in Riot's gender discrimination settlement from the initial sum of $10 million to over $400 million.The original amount, which was publicly announced back in December 2019, was to be divided between approximately 1,000 women who had worked at Riot between November 2014 and the time at which the settlement was finalized. ...

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Quantic Dream ordered to pay former employee over failed 'security obligations'

As so often happens, the courts soon became involved, as current and former employees sued Quantic Dream, and Quantic Dream actually sued two of the outlets that published the report.Interestingly, the judgment was not directly related to the content of the images, but because the images eventually became public after Quantic Dream failed to halt their creation and sharing of the images—a breach of its obligation to protect the former employee's "security. ...

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Riot will pay $10M to settle gender discrimination lawsuit

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In August, League of Legends studio Riot Games announced an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit filed against it in 2018 over pervasive sexism and gender-based discrimination at the studio.The studio said at the time that its internal investigation found that "gender discrimination (in pay or promotion), sexual harassment, and retaliation are not systemic issues at Riot," but acknowledged that "some Rioters have had experiences that did not live up to our values or culture. ...

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PUBG is ditching crates you need to pay to unlock

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(Image credit: PUBG Corp)PUBG's loot box system is getting an overhaul, with locked crates set to be removed altogether.Not unlike CS:GO's system, these locked crates have always required a key to purchase, and keys can only be obtained with real world money: they cost $2. ...

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Pokemon Go Adding Regigigas Next Month, But You Can Catch It Early If You Pay

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GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.A new Legendary Pokemon is coming to Pokemon Go very soon. ...

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Epic Will Pay For Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Refunds Related To Exclusivity Deal

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The hotly-anticipated Shenmue III going Epic exclusive has caused a stir amongst PC Kickstarter backers.Sweeney took to Twitter to deliver the statement, saying in a tweet, "Epic is funding the cost of all Kickstarter refunds resulting from Shenmue III’s move to the Epic Games store. ...

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G2A says it will pay devs 10 times what they lose in chargebacks due to fraud

That was a few hours ago; since then, a petition started by No More Robots rep Mike Rose has gone up demanding that G2A stops selling indie games.This isn't the first time developers have been critical of what the key reseller seems to consider concessions. ...

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E3 2019: Marvel's Avengers Game To Add New Characters As Free DLC; Square Reveals No Loot Boxes Or Pay-To-Win

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Marvel's Avengers will have new content coming for years after launch, Square Enix announced during its E3 2019 livestream broadcast on Monday night.To make sure everyone can play together, Square Enix is offering all post-release superheroes and regions for free. ...

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E3 2019: Avengers Game To Add New Characters As Free DLC; No Loot Boxes Or Pay-To-Win

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Marvel's Avengers will have new content coming for years after launch, Square Enix announced during its E3 2019 livestream broadcast on Monday night.To make sure everyone can play together, Square Enix is offering all post-release superheroes and regions for free. ...

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Pay just $600 for this entry-level i5 GeForce GTX 1060 gaming PC

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If you want to dip a toe into the world of the best gaming PCs but are put off by the cost, Best Buy have a pre-built rig that may convince you to part with your cash.99, you can get a prebuilt iBuyPower desktop system fitted with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GBs of memory, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, and 1TB SATA hard drive. ...

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Cox wants gamers to pay $15 more for ‘elite’ internet that isn’t faster

For one, Cox Elite Gamer doesn’t actually speed up your internet connection itself; the ISP told Motherboard that “it does not alter speed in any way, nor does it prioritize any traffic over others on our network.Specifically, the company claims Cox Elite Gamer can deliver 34 percent less lag, 45 percent less jitter, and 55 percent fewer ping spikes when compared to its regular, everyday internet service. ...

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Fallout 76 fans are unhappy that Bethesda is adding 'pay-to-win' items

Fallout 76 players have hit back at Bethesda for a new Repair Kit feature that some believe goes against Bethesda's assurances that the game would not include play-to-win items.Scheduled to release in the weeks following Patch 8, there will be two types of Repair Kits available: Basic and Improved. ...

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Pokemon Go's Earth Day event will pay you in shinies if you clean up the planet

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Video games routinely handle climate change better than most politicians, and Pokemon Go is no exception.Last year, the mobile phenomenon convinced thousands of players to get outside and clean up their communities, and developer Niantic is hoping to build on that momentum with this year's Pokemon Go Earth Day event. ...

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Apex Legends' Battle Pass Can Pay For Itself

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The first-ever Apex Legends battle pass, this one for Season 1--Wild Frontier--released earlier this week.The Season 1 battle pass costs 950 Apex Coins. ...

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