OpenAI’s insane Win-Streak – Anthem sucks less – no BR mode for Halo

Today in the gaming news we take a look at OpenAI’s win streak in Dota 2 and how it beat over 7000 matches in days, playing more than 10,7 years of Dota 2 in just 3 days. Also, Anthem got a new update which makes it suck less and there won’t be a Battle Royale mode coming to Halo Infinite!

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Open AI plays more than 10 years of Dota 2 in 3 days and beats over 7000 players in the same time
https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/23/openai-five-dota-2-arena-results/

Fortntie Success spurs crunch time for developers
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnites-success-spurred-brutal-crunch-at-epic-employees-say/

Anthem’s 1.1 Update makes the game less painful to play https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/23/18512769/anthem-patch-notes-1-1-sunken-cell-forge

Square Enix sits now at the usual Sony spot for an E3 press conference https://www.destructoid.com/square-enix-swooped-on-playstation-s-usual-e3-spot-551172.phtml

Limited Run Games will also hold their own E3 conference https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2019/04/23/the-limited-run-games-e3-press-conference-takes-place-on-june-10

Halo Infinite won’t have a Battle Royale mode
https://www.pcgamer.com/halo-infinite-still-wont-launch-with-a-battle-royale-mode/

Mortal Kombat adds Mercies again
https://www.destructoid.com/how-to-perform-mercy-in-mortal-kombat-11-551118.phtml

Assassin’s Creed Unity sees overwhelmingly positive Steam reviews http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/341270/Assassins_Creed_Unity_hit_by_review_bombers_intent_on_spreading_positivity.php

Cut News from the Video Show

Here’s a selection of news that didn’t make the cut, but which are still interesting to read after watching the main video above:

PUBG is unbanned in Nepal https://kotaku.com/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-un-banned-in-nepal-for-no-1834249877

PUBG made over $920M, mostly from PC players
https://www.pcgamer.com/pubg-made-dollar950-million-in-2018-most-of-it-from-pc/

What inspired Cyberpunk 2077 besides Deus Ex? https://www.gamesradar.com/cyberpunk-2077-quest-director-says-deus-ex-was-a-big-inspiration-and-not-just-the-sunglasses/

Commodore 64 port of Super Mario Bros taken off the Internet https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-04-23-nintendo-takes-down-mario-bros-c64-port-which-took-fan-seven-years-to-make

Japan is about to end repar support for PSP-3000 SKU and PS3 systems https://www.destructoid.com/japan-sets-an-end-date-for-early-psp-model-and-ps3-repairs-551136.phtml

Chinese streaming platform aims for $500M in IPO https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-04-23-chinese-streaming-platform-douyu-files-for-usd500m-ipo

Tencent raises its game lock from age 13 to age 16 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-04-23-tencent-raises-minimum-age-for-digital-lock-to-16

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