‘Dota 2’ Confirmed To Add Two New Heroes In The Upcoming ‘Dueling Fates’ Update

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‘Dota 2’ Confirmed To Add Two New Heroes In The Upcoming ‘Dueling Fates’ Update

Latest updates have revealed that “Dota 2” will add two new heroes in the upcoming “Dueling Fates” update. According to reports, Valve announced the addition of the two new heroes last night at its “The International” tournament.

It is reported by Engadget that although this is an interesting update for some of the world’s best “Dota 2” players who are battling at Valve’s “The International” esports tournament, it invariably means They will need to engage in more practice when they get home. Now the company has revealed in the recent announcement that it will be adding add two more characters in the upcoming “The Dueling Fates” update.

Meanwhile, the gaming company is yet to reveal the identity of the two additional heroes but the first hero was seen in the preview trailer attacking enemies with a sword by rolling over them Sonic the Hedgehog-style. It is reported by IGN that he is a stylish armadillo that wields a rapier reminiscent of Zorro.

He was shown in the video jumping around on hills, moving amongst his enemies and destroying them with the swipes of his blade. The second hero, on the other hand, flew in on fairy wings and then released a minion to attack the enemies. Very little was revealed about the second hero. It is believed that the preview video was generally to showcase the abilities of the heroes.

However, the preview video ended by teasing fans that the “Dueling Fates” update will likely roll out shortly after “The International” tournament comes to an end. Gamers believe that the teaser could likely be accurate as it is the usual tradition of the company in terms of releasing updates.

It is reported that the upcoming update is expected to include not only the new heroes but also major balance changes to the game. The new “Dota 2” card game was also announced during “The International” tournament. Other reports suggest that Valve recently allowed artificial intelligence company, Open AI to test the abilities of its Dota playing bot against the most famous player of the game.




Nintendo Sued By Gamevice Over Switch’s Detachable Controllers

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Nintendo To Sued By Gamevice Over Switch’s Detachable Controllers

New reports suggest that Nintendo is currently facing a lawsuit over its Switch’s detachable controllers. According to reports, the technology company is being sued by Gamevice for the alleged violation of a patent for concepts used in the Wikipad – the accessory maker’s gaming-oriented Android slate. It is reported that this is in addition to its namesake add-on controllers for mobile phones and tablets.

It is reported by Engadget that the lawsuit claims that the Nintendo Switch and its detachable Joy-Con controllers are very similar to Gamevice’s vision, which is a combination of removable game controller and a device with a flexible bridge section. The report also stated that the lawsuit pleads to the court to award damages for the breach as well as ban the tech company from continuing further switch sales.

In addition, Gamevice is requesting Nintendo to cover all costs incurred as a result of the lawsuit. It is reported by Digitaltrends via Yahoo that both Gamevice and Nintendo are yet to make any official public statement about the lawsuit.

Since the Nintendo Switch launched a few months back, retailers have found it extremely difficult to keep the console in stock due to high demands from gamers. Now, the lawsuit claims patent violation and requires discontinuation of the production and sale of the device. It is reported that the Wikipad and Gamevice controllers sport dual analog sticks, as well as an analog D-pad with shoulder buttons.

The controllers also feature four analog buttons and the controllers allow gamers to have access to numerous games at a time by connecting to mobile phones or tablets. It is being reported that the major difference between Gamevice’s accessories and the Nintendo Switch is that the latter is intended to be a hybrid between TV and portable consoles.

However, this is not the first time the gaming company has faced a lawsuit with regards to patent violations. Philips reportedly filed a lawsuit against Nintendo in 2014. The company requested the court to issue an injunction to shut down production of the Nintendo Wii U because of alleged patent infringements.

WWE Network To Launch Next Week in China

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WWE Network To Launch Next Week in China

New updates reveal that WWE network will be launching soon in China. According to reports, WWE and PPTV announced earlier today that WWE Network will now be available in China. This is an amazing news for WWE fans as this is the first time the network services will be available in the country. The new deals have now made the number of countries with access to WWE network a total 180.

“PPTV is a tremendous partner and has been key in helping us engage with WWE fans in China and further establishing our brand in this important market. With this launch, WWE Network is now available in every market, reaching more than 180 countries around the world, delivering all our premium live events and an archive of action-packed, family-friendly entertainment that has thrilled WWE audiences for years,” WWE’s Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Michelle Wilson said.

The network will launch exclusively on PPTV on Friday, August 18. According to a report on WWE website, it will launch as a subscription video-on-demand service that features the entire WWE live pay-per-view events, including SummerSlam and WrestleMania among others.

That said, the new report that Vince McMahon’s professional wrestling organization has signed a deal with Suning’s PPTV to launch the WWE Network in China is said to be based on an announcement by both parties. It is reported by The Hollywood Reporter that PPTV has China’s rights to the English Premier League and UFC. It has now agreed to include WWE Network’s contents on its digital platform.

PPTV intends to offer Chinese viewers an unprecedented chance to see professional wrestling on their mobile, tablets and smart TVs. Chinese fans are especially overjoyed because of the fact that Summerslam 2017 is scheduled to air few days after the launch of the network in China. Summerslam is expected to broadcast live coupled with Mandarin commentary on Aug. 21, by 7 a.m. Beijing time.

Meanwhile, this is not the first deal between Suning and WWE network, as it is reported that both parties entered into a deal to broadcast live the weekly and Smackdown and Raw programs on PPTV along with Mandarin commentary in 2016. Earlier this year, sunning offered Wrestlemania 33 on its platform as a pay-per-view event. Reports have it that it was the first time WWE’s biggest event received a live broadcast in China.

The new deal will now allow Chinese WWE fans to have access to a wider range of the network’s content including but not limited to Total Divas 205 Live, and NXT. It is reported that the PPTV platform plans to expand WWE’s video-on-demand library by adding over 1,000 hours of content within the next 12 months.

Avengers 4 Enters Into Production; Movie To Debut In 2019

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Avengers 4 Enters Into Production; Movie To Debut In 2019

Latest updates suggest that the Russo Brothers have entered into production of the upcoming “Avengers 4.” According to reports, Marvel has already commenced the production of “Avengers 4.” This news came even before the debut of the previous installment of the franchise.

It is reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the developer is even yet to officially release the trailer for “Avengers: Infinity War.” Now new reports suggest that the directors of the franchise, the Russo Bros are already working actively on the production of the next installment.

It is reported by Digital Spy that Anthony and Joe Russo shared a teaser image on Thursday on their official Facebook page to mark the beginning of filming for “Avengers 4.” The report stated that it is a gloved hand showing off four digits along with the caption: “Beginning the end.”

However, fans are still not clear as to whom the gloved hands belong to. But, interested fans can get more insight from the comments of other fans on the official Facebook page of the Russo brothers, where it is being suggested that it belongs to villain Kang the Conqueror or Captain America.

In addition, the entertainment company is yet to release any official detail with regards to the title or theme of the upcoming franchise. Although there are lots of rumors and speculations with regards to “Avengers 4,” it is reported that the title could serve as a spoiler for fans. Meanwhile, there are already details about Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel” scheduled to launch in 2019, two months after the upcoming “Avengers 4” hit theaters and the forthcoming vol. 3 of the “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

It is reported that the director of the “Guardians of the Galaxy,” James Gunn said both himself and the chief Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige are already working on suitable ideas for the upcoming Marvel comics. Feige reportedly said in April that next year’s Infinity War will be the culmination of 10 years of storytelling, and what will follow will be something different.

“Certainly as we get to Infinity War, there is a sense of a climax, if not a conclusion to, by the time we’re at untitled Avengers 4, the 22 movies that will have encompassed the first three phases of the MCU [Marvel Cinematic Universe]. And what happens after that will be very different. I don’t know if it’s Phase 4, it might be a new thing,” Feige said. while “Avengers: Infinity War” is set to hit theaters May 4, 2018, “Avengers 4” is not expected to debut until May 3, 2019.

New Study Provides Insights Into Cause Of Miscarriage And Possible Treatment Solutions

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New Study Provides Insights Into Cause Of Miscarriage And Possible Treatment Solutions

A recent study conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have provided an insight into the causes of miscarriages for some women and treatment solutions. According to reports, the findings of the new study have identified how natural killer cells commonly found in the placenta can inhibit the growth of a fetus in the womb or cause miscarriages. The study was conducted in mice.

It is reported by Science Daily that the researchers involved in the new study were also able to identify a number of possible treatments and preventive solutions. The report also stated that the study was led by a scientist in the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science of St. Michael’s Hospital Dr. Heyu Ni.

This is in collaboration with other basic scientists whose goal is to prevent and minimize the suffering women experience from a disease called Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) resulting from miscarriages or giving birth to underdeveloped babies.

It is reported by Medical Express that FNAIT is a condition that affects pregnant women and their unborn babies when the immune system of the mother sees some of her unborn child’s cells as foreign. In this condition, the mother’s immune system sends out antibodies to attack and destroy those cells.

Interestingly, the study authors found that the mother’s FNAIT immune response in mice also cause the activation of antibodies that target cells with the father’s proteins such as trophoblasts, which is responsible for placental growth and development. The researchers stated that the antibody attack by the immune system could lead to the deformation of the placenta.

It could also cause a disruption in the flow of nutrients from the mother to the unborn child. It is reported that this may inhibit the growth of the fetus in the womb as well as increasing the possibility of miscarriage.
“Natural killer cells are normal in pregnancy and necessary for early placental development in humans and other mammals, but their number in placenta should decrease in the late stage of pregnancy. In our study, we found that natural killer cells were not decreased, but prevalent and active in cases of FNAIT,” Dr. Ni said.

The study authors believe that one in every 1,000 live births is affected by FNAIT and up to 3 percent of the population is at risk for the condition. It is reported that about 30 percent of affected pregnancies lead to miscarriage. However, the researchers noted based on their findings that FNAIT-related miscarriages could be prevented by targeting the natural killer cells.

They added that medical practitioners could use intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) to block the sensors of natural killer cells, thereby preventing them from targeting placental cells, as IVIG decreases maternal anti-fetal antibodies. The researchers also recommend other treatment solutions including targeting cell receptors in order to block the activation of the natural killer cells.

They believe that the new treatment solutions decrease the risk of miscarriage and inability of a fetus to grow in mice with FNAIT but they have not been approved for clinical use in human FNAIT. The authors published their findings online in the journal Nature Communications.

New Study Finds That Marijuana Use Is Associated With High Risk Of Death From Hypertension

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New Study Finds That Marijuana Use Is Associated With High Risk Of Death From Hypertension

A new study conducted by a team of scientists finds that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from hypertension. According to reports, the researchers involved in the new study found that individuals who use Marijuana have a higher risk of death from hypertension.

“Steps are being taken towards legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in the United States, and rates of recreational marijuana use may increase substantially as a result. However, there is little research on the impact of marijuana use on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortality,” lead author and a Ph.D. student in the School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, US, Barbara A Yankey said.

According to Science Daily, while conducting the new study, the study authors designed a retrospective follow-up study of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The report stated that this was because of the absence of longitudinal data on marijuana use. The participants involved in the study are aged 20 years and above.

Another report by Eurekalert stated that the study participants were asked in 2005 to 2006 if they had ever used marijuana. The researcher considered the participant’s who replied with “yes” as marijuana users. They also required the participants to state the age when they first used marijuana. It is reported that the study authors subtracted this from the reported age of the participant’s to ascertain the duration of marijuana use.

In addition, the researchers merged the information obtained from marijuana use with mortality data from the National Centre for Health Statistics in 2011. They further estimated the relationship between marijuana use, duration of use, and death from hypertension, cerebrovascular disease, and heart disease. The researchers also considered cigarette use, age, sex, and ethnicity.

Interestingly, it was found that death from hypertension resulted from several causes including hypertensive renal disease and primary hypertension. It is reported that among the 1,213 participants involved in the study, 34 percent reported that they neither use marijuana nor cigarettes, 21 percent reported using only marijuana, and 20 percent of participant used marijuana and smoked cigarettes.

While only 16 percent reported that they used marijuana and were past-smokers, 5 percent were past-smokers and only 4 percent smoked cigarettes. The researchers stated that the average duration of marijuana use was 11.5 years. They also found that participant’s who use marijuana had a higher risk of dying from hypertension. It is reported that they have a 3.42 times greater risk of dying from hypertension and a 1.04 higher risk every year of use compared to non-marijuana users.

However, they found no relationship between the use of marijuana and death from cerebrovascular disease or heart disease. But the researcher noted that that the cardiovascular risk associated with the use of marijuana is greater compared to the cardiovascular risk established for cigarette smoking. The findings of the study were published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.1.

Square Enix And AMD To Give Out Free Indie Games With New GPUs

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AMD has launched two new high-end graphics cards for its Radeon RX Vega line

New reports reveal that AMD and Square Enix are giving indie games along with new GPUs. According to reports, the tech companies are giving out indie games with new GPUs. This is an interesting update for gamers as they will have free games to enjoy with the new graphics card.

It is reported by Engadget that the motive behind the giveaway is primarily because AMD wants to make sure that owners of the new graphics card have something unique to play with. Meanwhile, the report also stated that the new AMD4U program from the tech company is in collaboration with publisher Square Enix.

According to other reports, the AMD4U program exclusively features games from the publisher’s collective initiative for indie developers. Fans who purchase and register their GPU will be eligible for up to three free PDF games. It is reported that the free games will include Black the Fall and Tokyo Dark (above).

Furthermore, reports have it that the benefits of the AMD4U program are two-fold for gamers. This is because while players will be entitled to free and unique games to enjoy with their graphics card, smaller developers will also be able to get their wares to reach a whole new audience.

Although indie games do not necessarily tend to put graphics cards to the test the same way typical pack-in games do, they offer exclusive experiences that users will not find with the typical high-budget AAA fare. There are not yet many details about the AMD4U program but fans should stay tuned for more updates.




Sony To Add 1080p 60FPS Twitch Streaming Support To Firmware Update 5.0

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Sony To Add 1080p 60FPS Twitch Streaming Support To Firmware Update 5.0

Latest updates suggest that PS4 Pro users will get 1080p 60FPS Twitch streaming in next firmware update. According to reports, Sony plans to add 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming support for the upcoming PS4 Firmware Update 5.0. There have been lots of rumors with regards to the new PlayStation 4 firmware update 5.0 and users are eager to know what the upcoming update has in store for them.

New details have now surfaced online suggesting that the firmware update 5.0 will likely include 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming support feature. This is an amazing news for PS4 Pro users. It is reported by Engadget that even though the developer has previously hint users that the 5.0 firmware update for its PS4 Pro will include the 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming support, many tech enthusiasts are not clear as to what it really entails.

However, the report stated that the 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming support will give PS4 Pro users the option to broadcast their gaming on Twitch at a rate of 60 frames per second. It is believed that this is an important feature for users who intend to broadcast a fighting or shooter game at the same frame rate as that on television. Meanwhile, the addition of 1080p 60fps Twitch streaming support feature to the 5.0 firmware update will now give users the option to create multiple adult accounts, according to IGN.

Furthermore, the upcoming update will allow users to set parental controls on a per-account basis and also the ability to follow anyone’s account without the need for a friendship request. This is regardless of whether it is a popular developer or a gaming figure. Details about the upcoming update were acquired from Eurogamer. The publication stated that it recently obtained a copy of the update’s release notes.

The publication noted that the developer is doing this to encourage more sharing of content and more interactions among players and boost the viral potential of UGC for game developers. Users’ notification will reportedly be available on the Quick Menu to minimize the stress associated with continuously going back to the home screen. Users will also have the option to block users, and choose whether they want to give everyone or just friends the ability to follow their account.

Additionally, reports have it that the developer intends to launch the 5.0 firmware update along with a revamped PlayStation App. Sony took sign-ups for beta testing back in July but it is still not clear when the 5.0 firmware update will be available.



Facebook’s Original Shows To Launch Thursday On ‘Watch’

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Facebook’s Original Shows To Launch Thursday On ‘Watch’

New reports reveal that Facebook’s original shows are about to go live on “Watch.” According to reports, Facebook is about to launch the “Watch” section on its network. It is reported that the new “Watch” section will be a platform for TV shows for users of the network. The report also states that the new platform will feature original shows in addition to contents funded by Facebook itself.

According to Engadget, the social network company recently announced that is replacing the current US-only video tab on its network with the “Watch” tab. The report also states that the new “Watch” tab will be available only to a limited subset of United State users, but will be gradually rolled out to users in other regions over the coming weeks. The new platform for TV shows is expected to launch on Thursday.

The company also announced that the new platform will allow users to view shows via the web, Android, laptop, iOS, desktop, and TV applications, according to TechRadar. The report also stated that the shows that will be aired on the new platform will be similar to a typical television show with a story line or theme. Even though it will not allow user-generated Facebook Live broadcasts, the shows will reportedly include content from professional productions like National Geographic, A&E, the NBA and Time.

It is reported that the platform will also include live shows. Other reports state that Conde Nast Entertainment is also preparing to launch its five-episode Facebook “Watch” show, titled Virtually Dating. However, the show is not expected to launch until later in August. Meanwhile, the network also noted that all the shows on “Watch” will be paired with a comment section, where users can air their views and follow up on conversations.

Interestingly, it is reported that among the amazing features of the new platform is that users will be able to keep tabs on their favorite shows via the Watchlist. In addition, it will also feature what other viewers find interesting with categories like “What’s Making People Laugh” or “Most Talked About.” But, the new platform will not just be for watching shows, it will also allow creators to share their contents just like youtube. However, there will only be a small number of content creators for a start. Facebook intends to give publishing rights to a wider range of creators in the future.


Disney To Pull Its Movies From Netflix, Company Plans To Launch Streaming Service In 2019

New updates reveal that Disney is about to pull all its movies from Netflix. According to reports, Disney has announced that it is pulling its movies from Netflix. It is reported that this is primarily because Disney is planning on launching its own streaming service very soon.

According to a recent report by The Hollywood Reporter, the withdrawal announcement from Disney was accompanied by the release of a mixed quarterly earnings report. The update also noted that quarterly earnings report revealed a 4 percent sunken stock in after-hours trading. It is believed that the recent announcement partly has something to do with the earnings report.

However, on Tuesday, Disney made an announcement stating that it has decided to pull out its movies from Netflix. The announcement also clearly stated that Disney will be launching its own streaming service very soon. According to a report from Macrumors, Disney’s streaming service is not expected to launch until 2019 but the company stated that it is already preparing to launch an ESPN streaming service at the beginning of 2018.

The report also states that in other to achieve its objectives, the company plans to acquire a majority of BAMTech, the internet company owned by Major League Baseball, the streaming technology company owned by MLBAM. Although Disney already has a stake in BAMTech, the company reported intends to throw in $1.58 billion for an additional 42 percent.

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Disney To Pull Its Movies From Netflix, Company Plans To Launch Streaming Service In 2019

The recent announcement which is expected to take effect in 2019 came as a surprise to many investors. It is reported that Netflix shares sunk about 4 percent on the news in after-hours trading. Disney CEO, Bob Iger believes that the withdrawal is “a strategic shift in the way we distribute our content.” Meanwhile, Disney executives revealed on Tuesday that a multi-year deal putting Mulan, Pocahontas and many others on Hulu will be completely unaffected by the upcoming streaming service.

The CEO added that Disney is yet to engage in any discussion with regards to the new ESPN service with the network’s TV distributors. Disney Tuesday’s announcement was accompanied by its quarterly earnings report. It is reported that while the shares of the company sunk 3 percent in after-hours trading after the conglomerate announced a quarterly revenue of $14.2 billion, it reported a profit of $1.58 per share, which is said to be three cents beyond expectation.