League of Legends players face new punishments for leaving matches and being AFK

Riot Games has outlined changes it hopes will improve player behaviour when it comes to idling or leaving early in League of Legends.

“We know that AFKs and leavers are some of the most disruptive behaviours you face, so we’re happy to be coming to you today with an update around AFK and Leaver punishments.” wrote BarackProbama and TimTamMonster in s blog on the game’s official website.

Bundling both idle “AFK” behaviour and intentional quitters together as one single nuisance, the pair said that the team was introducing a number of new “prongs” to manage the issue, including new penalty “tiers” and a means of “shielding” players from repeat offenders.

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Riot Games has outlined changes it hopes will improve player behaviour when it comes to idling or leaving early in League of Legends.

“We know that AFKs and leavers are some of the most disruptive behaviours you face, so we’re happy to be coming to you today with an update around AFK and Leaver punishments.” wrote BarackProbama and TimTamMonster in s blog on the game’s official website.

Bundling both idle “AFK” behaviour and intentional quitters together as one single nuisance, the pair said that the team was introducing a number of new “prongs” to manage the issue, including new penalty “tiers” and a means of “shielding” players from repeat offenders.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Fold

This article describes the major changes Samsung’s foldables have seen over the last two years and how the Z Fold 3 might be the right device to help jump ship into the world of foldables.

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Hardware Review: Can You Really “Make Your Own Switch Pro” With This $100 Dongle?

We go hands-on with the Marseille mClassic.

The debate about the existence of a ‘Switch Pro’ rages on, with reports suggesting it would be announced this year seemingly being disproven by the arrival of the more modest Switch OLED Model. However, the promise of 4K gaming has clearly struck a chord with the general public, and in an effort to fill the void, Marseille, Inc. has given its mClassic a fresh marketing push, boldly claiming that it can transform your standard Switch into a ‘Switch Pro’ for just $100.

“The eternal disappointment of Nintendo fans continues,” reads the press release we were sent back in August. “While we were all anticipating the Switch Pro, we instead got an OLED screen with the exact same resolution and the same Joy-Con drifts. It’s the 3DS XL saga all over again. However, not all hope is lost. While we don’t know when or if we will get a Switch Pro, gamers can create their own with Marseille’s mClassic.”

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

We go hands-on with the Marseille mClassic.

The debate about the existence of a ‘Switch Pro’ rages on, with reports suggesting it would be announced this year seemingly being disproven by the arrival of the more modest Switch OLED Model. However, the promise of 4K gaming has clearly struck a chord with the general public, and in an effort to fill the void, Marseille, Inc. has given its mClassic a fresh marketing push, boldly claiming that it can transform your standard Switch into a ‘Switch Pro’ for just $100.

“The eternal disappointment of Nintendo fans continues,” reads the press release we were sent back in August. “While we were all anticipating the Switch Pro, we instead got an OLED screen with the exact same resolution and the same Joy-Con drifts. It’s the 3DS XL saga all over again. However, not all hope is lost. While we don’t know when or if we will get a Switch Pro, gamers can create their own with Marseille’s mClassic.”

Read the full article on nintendolife.com

* This article was originally published here

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Fold

This article describes the major changes Samsung’s foldables have seen over the last two years and how the Z Fold 3 might be the right device to help jump ship into the world of foldables.

The post Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Fold appeared first on Pocketnow.

* This article was originally published here

Splitgate Will Have A Forge Mode Before Halo Infinite, 1047 Games Reveals

1047 Games took to Twitter to reveal to its fans that Splitgate would be receiving a Forge mode styled map editor before Halo Infinite. In a response to a tweet by KFC Gaming, Splitgate revealed this information which has fans excited for the future update.

Of course, its known that Halo Infinite wouldn’t feature campaign co-op and Forge mode on its December 8th launch. It will be added during the Season 2’s update, which will arrive 3 months after launch. 1047 Games still has plenty of time to create its map editor, which should prove to be a great addition to this ever-evolving arena shooter.

Splitgate has proven to be a massive success for developer 1047 Games. The success has been so unprecedented that the developers have continually been struggling with server capacities, all the while making claims and ambitious plans for the future of the game.

Splitgate will have forge mode before Halo Infinite.

(Sorry in advance Halo fans, we love you but we had to)

— Splitgate – Season 0 (@Splitgate) September 15, 2021

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Xbox Series X/S Expansion Cards May Come In 500 GB Variants – Rumor

French website Xbox Squad has recently reported that Microsoft might be planning to release a new 500 GB variant of its Seagate expansion cards soon. According to the report’s sources, Microsoft is planning to release it for a price of 125.71 pounds.

Adding up for taxes, reports suggest that Microsoft may be targeting for a price in the range of 149 to 169 pounds. Shortly after Xbox Squad posted the report, an internal listing for the same was tipped off to the website by a source. Xbox Squad claims that Microsoft will launch the new SSD on November 14.

Of course, it goes without saying – take all rumors with a healthy grain of salt. However, given that Sony’s SSD options are inarguably more flexible albeit not as consumer-friendly to install, Microsoft’s plans of offering more options for expansions isn’t far-fetched. More information on the matter would be dropping sooner ratehr than later, so stay tuned for more details.

* This article was originally published here

Outcast 2 and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Announced Alongside Others At THQ Nordic Showcase

The THQ Nordic showcase concluded recently, and has brought with itself a plethora of new and interesting reveals. In addition to a gameplay trailer for Destroy All Humans! – 2 Reprobed, the showcase had a number of interesting titles to look foward to in the coming months.

Spongebob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is a new adventure featuring the titular cartoon, and is a follow-up to the hit title Spongebob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom. No actual gameplay or release date has been confirmed yet, but fans of Bikini Bottom should definitely keep an eye out for the game.

A cinematic reveal trailer for Outcast 2 was also shown off during the showcase, which looks stunning from a visual standpoint. Its known to be a third-person shooter with an open-world which is of course, a follow-up to the 1995 classic, but other details are shrouded in mystery at this point in time.

Apart from these two titles, trailers for MTX vs ATV Legends and ELEX 2 were two major games also shown off during the event. Check all of these out below.

* This article was originally published here

ELEX 2’s Story Trailer Teases Impending Disaster

Over the last several years, we’ve seen a revival of sorts, at least within the mainstream, of a certain type of RPG. Thanks to games like The Witcher 3 and other smaller scale hits like GreedFall, the more western styled RPG has gotten a new wind. One of those games was 2016’s ELEX, a hybrid fantasy and sci-fi game. The sequel was announced not too long ago, and now we get an idea of what this new story will be about.

A new trailer, which you can see below, was released that highlighted the game’s narrative. Here the protagonist, Jax, is going around trying to warn the various factions of the game about an impending threat. He’s largely met with resistance in the form of dismissal and hostility. We get to see a host of characters and locales you’ll interact with, as well as the dark threat that looms over the world.

ELEX 2 has been announced for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. As of now, no date or timeframe has been announced. You can check out an interview we did with the game’s Creative Director about the title through here.

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Destroy All Humans! 2 Remake Confirmed At THQ Nordic 2021 Digital Showcase

THQ Nordic has finally unveiled the curtain on its upcoming Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed remake during its digital showcase today. Check out the video below for more details.

Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed is of course, the second part of this popular franchise. This remake – much like the orignal – is a complete reimagining of the original with a brand-new graphics engine and revamped gameplay mechanics. The remake will also include couch co-op like the original.

Considering how big of a success the remake for the first game was, its no surprise that THQ Nordic would want to continue giving the same treatment to other entries of the franchise. This announcement, however – isn’t a surprise, given that the reveal was accidentally leaked yesterday by PlayStation. Details on the release date are scant for now, but THQ Nordic has confirmed PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Pc, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S as release platforms for the game.

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Share of the Week: Purple

Last week, we asked you to share moments in the shade of purple using #PSshare #PSBlog. From violet space vibes to plum portraits, here are this week’s highlights: 

Sefwick shares the dancer of Bound surrounded by purple shapes.

Photoingame shares two whales swimming in Beyond Blue.

stabbed_jawa shares Rivet jumping for joy in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

Zig_Justice races across a celestial purple background in No Man’s Sky.

tonjogando shares Aloy making a cameo near some purple flowered trees in Genshin Impact.

erasmia42069 climbs to the top of a spooky tower in Little Nightmares II.

Search #PSshare #PSBlog on Twitter or Instagram to see more entries to this week’s theme. Want to be featured in the next Share of the Week? 

THEME: Travel
SUBMIT BY: Wednesday 9 AM PT on September 22

Next week, we’re on the move. Share moments of characters traveling, be it by land, sea, vehicle, or creature using #PSshare #PSBlog for a chance to be featured.

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