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Chief Keef Hosting Mortal Kombat Pop-Up Tournament On Dec. 15 In Long Beach, Calif.

Fans of Mortal Kombat will have a chance to test their skills against other combatants at a pop-up tournament hosted by none other than Chief Keef. The invitational tourney will take place at the Thunder Gaming Studios in Long Beach, Calif. next month.

Thunder Gaming, a digital media, gaming, and eSports company, will be linking up with Keef for the BANG – Mortal Kombat tournament that will be going down Friday, December 13 at 5:00 PM PST.

Keef will be taking on other gamers and celebrities in a six-on-six crew battle for the fighting game franchise’s 11th edition. And for those who can’t make it to the LBC, Thunder Gaming will stream the tournament live via its Twitch channel and also in VR through Live Planet.

“We are excited to team up with Chief Keef and many of his celebrity friends in a fun, competitive way that is designed to introduce their followers and friends to gaming,” Andrew Kennedy, Chief Marketing Officer of Thunder Gaming, said. “We see tremendous overlap with hip hop and consider this a unique opportunity to further grow our brand, gain new followers and show off our Thunder Gaming space.”

If folks aren’t keen to hop into the Mortal Kombat 11 circle, there will be a free-play area for two-on-two Call of Duty: Modern Warfare setups where fans can take on members of Chief Keef’s Glo Navy camp. There will also be NBA 2K20 on deck.

Now for the good stuff.

For those wishing to compete, it’ll cost you $65 to buy in until the day of the competition. For those who just want to come and hang out, it’ll be just $35 to get in and take in the sights.

The ballers out there can get themselves a VIP experience with lounge access, a private bar and more for just $99.

For more detailed information, including how to cop tickets, follow this link.

Check out the trailer below too.

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Vince Staples & Dreamville’s Bas Battle In ‘NBA 2K20’ As Part of Amazon Music’s ‘Versus’ Series

Vince Staples & Bas To Faceoff In 'NBA 2K20' On Twitch

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Hip-Hop and gaming go hand in hand, that’s why Amazon Music’s Versus series featuring Vince Staples and Bas makes perfect sense.

Tuesday (Nov.5) Staples will challenge Dreamville rapper Bas in a friendly but competitive game of NBA 2K20. Fans of each artist can watch it all go down on the popular streaming network at 4pm EST Twitch. The stream will be hosted by the very well-known Twitch streamer and gaming personality JERICHO, who will also conduct an interview with Staples during the matchup.

While going head to head with Bas, Staples will also be playing music fro Amazon Music subscribers via the Amazon Music Twitch extension during the broadcast, including his latest release “Sheet Music.” The outspoken rapper also just recently dropped the second episode of his comedy series The Vince Staples Show.

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Not to be outdone, Bas also announced that he is releasing new music this week and even gave fans a sample of what to expect on his Instagram account.

So make sure to tune in at 4pm cause this is definitely a showdown you don’t want to miss. Both Staples and Bas are big-time gamers, and we are sure they will bring excitement and trash talk.

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On-Brand?: FaZe Clan Co-Founder Allegedly Goes Ham In Vegas Hotel Room

FaZe Banks Allegedly Trashes Las Vegas Hotel Room

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Insanely popular Esports athlete, FaZe Banks, is under investigation for allegedly going ham on his Las Vegas hotel room. TMZ Sports reports he has caused more than $30K in damage.

The 27-year-old professional gamer co-founded the successful Esports crew FaZe Clan who’s members are best known for kicking ass in such games as Call of Duty, Fortnite, Overwatch, and more. They are also known for being the “bad boys” of Esports if these allegations are true; this behavior is on-brand. The clan is so famous in fact that Offset, Post Malone, and Lil Yachty are members. The celebrity gossip site details an Oct.14 night where Banks allegedly destroyed the room.

Per TMZ:

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EA’s Delayed ‘NBA Live 20’ Is Now Canceled, Will Return For Next Generation Consoles

EA Announces It Will Not Be Releasing 'NBA Live 20'

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NBA Live 20 got its wig pushed back by EA back in July with the studio assuring fans the game would most likely hit shelves during All-Star weekend. If you were a fan looking forward to the next game in the famed basketball video game franchise dropping, we have sad news, it’s not happening.

EA confirmed NBA Live 20’s demise via a Tweet stating that with the help of the NBA and NBPA, it will be working hard to bring something “fresh” for next-generation players.

EA’s chief executive Andrew Wilson further clarified the game studio’s decision not to move forward with NBA Live 20 stating:

“We’re not launching a new NBA Live HD product this season. Instead, we’re expanding our vision, leaning hard into the new leading-edge platforms, and taking the time to ensure we deliver against the opportunity for our players.”

NBA Live 20 being shelved marks the fourth time an NBA Live game has not made it onto home consoles. NBA Live 11 (mobile only) never saw the light of day after a hilariously buggy demo ruined it. NBA Live 12 was never announced due to to the fact EA switched the game’s studio. NBA Live 13 was canceled, and NBA Live 17 only lived on mobile devices, failing to arrive on consoles once again.

EA did manage to drop two solid games in NBA Live 18 and 19, but the NBA 2K franchise stole all of its thunder and all of its players. It’s sad because the 2K franchise could use the competition to keep it on its toes. Despite being the biggest selling game as of last month, 2K20 launched with some serious issues that had 2K fans actually calling out Ronnie 2K on Twitter.

Welp, we shall see if EA succeeds in delivering a new NBA Live game on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Project Scarlett by next holiday season when the two consoles launch.

Photo: EA / NBA Live 19

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New ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Shows Even More Glorious Lightsaber Play

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Source: EA / Respawn

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s November 15 release date is quickly approaching, and to celebrate EA and Respawn are giving fans another look at the game in a new launch trailer.

In the new Fallen Order launch trailer, we not only get a better glimpse of the young Jedi, Cal Kestis, and his adorable droid BD-1 but his foes, allies, and the worlds he will travel to. We also get to see some more of the impressive lightsaber combat that is “absolutely killer,” according to Esquire, which details in its piece how Respawn drew inspiration from other classic games for Fallen Order.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order centers around Cal who is on the run following the execution of Order 66 that saw the clone Storm Troopers turn their weapons on their Jedi generals.

In the 1:06 clip, Cal is informed by Cere (Debra Wilson) that they have lost the war, and the “Empire is hunting Jedi survivors,” and that they know who he is. While showing off the games impressive graphics and gameplay, Cal takes on two members of the Inquisition, the Second and Ninth Sister. Cal’s hunters are also former Jedi, which adds even more intrigue to the story.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Source: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order / EA

The game’s story is taking its cues from Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #6. Based on what we have seen so far, Respawn’s Star Wars single-player adventure is the game we have been looking for based on the iconic film franchise. We can’t wait to get our hands on Star Wars Jed: Fallen Order when it arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 15.

You can watch the action-packed launch trailer below.

Photo: EA / Respawn

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‘Need For Speed: Heat’ Puts The Pedal To The Metal In New Launch Trailer

Need For Speed Heat

Source: Electronic Arts / Ghost Games

Need For Speed: Heat is at the start line and waiting for the signal to hit the gas as the games November 8 release date nears. Today (Oct.28), the folks at EA/ Ghost Games dropped the official launch trailer to get fans of the iconic racing video game franchise hyped.

With Jaden Smith’s “Goku” as the soundtrack, the latest trailer for Need For Speed: Heat pushes the pedal to the medal. The trailer features cars created by five fans through the games accompanying the NFS Heat Studio app as a celebration of its success ripping through drifting through the hot streets of the fictional locale of Palm City.

In a press release, EA boasts that millions of custom rides have been created via the app and that players have spent an average of 24 minutes using it to customize their vehicles. Not wanting to leave the eye-opening designs on the showroom floor, EA decided to select 100,000 fans creations and send them their own versions of the trailer featuring their unique design as the “hero car” in the spot.

Celebrities have also gotten into the act, French Montana, A$AP Ferg, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as wells car brands Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Polestar and Honda joined in on the racing action. BMX magician Nigel Sylvester has also helped get players hyped for the game by dropping films using his unique film style, capturing a night of him racing through the Miami streets in his Mercedes Benz AMG GTR.

Need For Speed: Heat looks to bring new energy to the famed racing video game franchise with its brand-new-open world gameplay where street racers compete in sanctioned events to earn bank during the day only to risk it all night to build rep. The game launches Nov. 8 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The NFS Studio app is available now in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

You can watch the launch trailer for Need For Speed: Heat below.

Photo: Electronic Arts / Ghost Games

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Word?: Xbox One Owners Claim ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Is Bricking Consoles

Gamers Claim 'COD: Modern Warfare' Is Bricking Xbox One Consoles

Source: Activision / Infinity Ward

Gamers across the globe have “gone dark” this past weekend with the launch/reboot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The game’s arrival wasn’t without issues. Activision/Infinity Ward has some serious cleaning up to do.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is serving as the launching pad for cross-play, faced severe server issues that kept players from accession the game’s online-based modes. On top of that issue, some Xbox One players are saying the game is “bricking” their consoles. The game’s developer, Infinity Ward, is aware of the issue and according to the Subreddit dedicated to Modern Warfare, is working on a solution to the problem.

In a statement issued by Infinity Ward:

“We have identified an issue that is affecting some players on Xbox One X. Players affected are experiencing crashes. We are working with Microsoft to address the issue. We genuinely can’t thank you all enough for providing us with your ongoing feedback this launch, every bit of information helps. Stand by for more updates on this issue soon, and thank you for your patience and your help while we work towards a solution.”

Users have responded to the post sharing the statement claiming Modern Warfare is indeed bricking their consoles despite none of the claims being verified. One particular user who goes by name Jason–Todd claims that “bricking” is unlikely even though the game might freeze, causing the console to become unresponsive.

The game would literally have to somehow delete the console OS or overheat it beyond the safety settings built into the motherboard itself.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t the first game to face these claims. Anthem and Borderlands 3 players also made the claim that both titles were “bricking” their consoles as well. To be on the safe side, Xbox One owners should refrain from playing the game until Infinity Ward rolls out a fix addressing the “issues.” PlayStation 4 owners have not experienced any problems yet as far as we know.

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To Celebrate The New Season, ‘NBA 2K20’ Free-To-Play On Xbox Live & Game Pass Ultimate

NBA 2K20 Free Play Days

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The NBA is back, and to celebrate the return of the association, Xbox is allowing gamers to play NBA 2K20 for free 99 for the weekend.

What better way to celebrate the NBA 2019-20 season than playing the No.1 basketball video game. Starting today, Oct.24 12:01 a.m. PDT and ending Sunday Oct.27, 11:59 p.m. PDT Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can indulge in some NBA 2K20. The game is the latest title to be a part of Xbox’s Free Play Days program on Xbox One.

Players will get to experience the full game, including all of the groundbreaking game modes, all 12 WNBA teams, plus the immersive open-world community The Neighborhood. When the trial ends, you can immediately purchase the game to continue playing.

This latest news comes on the heels of NBA 2K20 announcing its partnership with sportswear giant Nike introducing a new exclusive program that will allow players to earn limited sneakers in the game and real-life. The new program begins officially Oct.29 with the first kicks being an all purple pair of the LeBron XVII signature kicks dubbed the ‘Bron 2K.’

Why would you want to miss out on that opportunity?  Do yourself a favor enjoy NBA 2K20 free this weekend.

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Offset Launching Two Gaming-Themed Shows On Broadcast Network Caffeine

Offset Launching Two Gaming Themed Streaming Shows On Caffeine

Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

Offset sees the vision when it comes to gaming and esports. Already invested in the popular esports team and lifestyle organization FaZe Clan, he is now adding streamer to his growing list of accomplishments.

Today (Oct.24), broadcast network Caffeine announced an exclusive streaming partnership with The Migos founding member. Starting Sunday, October 27 at 6 PM PDT, the avid gamer will launch one of his two new shows where he will be playing games like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and try new games suggested by fans.

The second show, Bet With The Set, will feature the “Clout” rapper taking on celebrity guests in high-stakes gamin battles “with unpredictable and fun outcomes that change from week to week.” They will also bet on the outcomes of matchups with the losers having to complete a dare issued by the victor.

Speaking on his new partnership with Caffeine, Offset added:

“With Caffeine, I can create my content in an organic way that lets me make real connections with my community. They have created new technology that takes the lag out of online interactions, and it makes me reachable in a way that other platforms simply can’t. Caffeine allows me to be myself, so I’m trying to reach these kids to show them that everybody is a part of a team, and we’re all one.”

Offset is not the only big name attached to Caffeine, other creators include The Game who has his own show call Game Time, LeBron James, Heard Well and LaMelo Ball. The world of gaming and entertainment intersects, and Caffeine is giving Hip-Hop artists, athletes, and gamers the platform to get in on the action. Founder and CEO of Caffeine Ben Keighran spoke on giving them a better way to create content for their fans stating:

“Caffeine is attracting gamers, athletes, and entertainers to our platform because we offer a better way to create interactive, live content. We’re excited to welcome Offset and his fans to our growing community.”

To watch Offset Live and Bet With The Set plus other original content, you can head to www.caffeine.tv or download the iOS and Android apps. You can watch Offset make the announcement himself in the video below.

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Only Gamers Can Score A Pair of The Latest adidas X Pusha T Collab

'Call of Duty' Teams Up With adidas & Pusha T For Exclusive Sneakers

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NBA 2K20 isn’t the only game allowing its players to land exclusive kicks. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Pusha T announced that it will be giving COD gamers a chance to score a pair of his latest collaboration with adidas.

Announced yesterday (Oct. 22) by Call of Duty, Pusha T is providing a limited run of 300 shows of his three stripes collab. The adidas Ozweego silhouette will be getting a Modern Warfare makeover. The exclusive sneaker is called “Kingslayer,” after the medal, you achieve when you take out the top-scoring player during a multiplayer match.

As far as the look, it comes in a “militant wolf grey/dark grey” with a grey adiPRENE midsole and black outsole. A skull is featured above the sole on the lateral side shoe with the Modern Warfare logo located on the collar od the sneaker.

The shoes will not be available for purchase. They will be exclusively available to players who reach the new Officer Rank (level 56) and register within the first week of the Modern Warfare’s release by November 1.

In the promotional video shared by Call of Duty, Pusha T spoke about the collaboration:

“Gaming has [always] been a part of the [recording] studio culture […] The attention to detail in Modern Warfare is amazing. Putting it on an Ozweego, one of my favorite silhouettes — I think it’s history in the making.”

We are here for this new movement of gamers being rewarded for their fantastic play with real-life rewards. You can watch the video below.

Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

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