For our #NinoKuni2 fans on Facebook, be sure to follow the…

For our #NinoKuni2 fans on Facebook, be sure to follow the official page for the latest news and discussions! facebook.com/ninokunigame/

Release: River City Ransom: Underground

Rolling with the punches.

River City Ransom: Underground, a retro-styled beat’em up about kicking the pixels out of street punks, is now available DRM-free on GOG.com with a 50% launch discount.

Each fighter has their own style, one they can gradually upgrade and forge into the ultimate street-cleaning weapon as they punch, kick, headbutt or toss the thugs stupid enough to challenge them. Roam the sprawling River City or enter the arena to test your sweet moves, then invite your friends for some punchy co-op action. Just make sure your medical plan covers teeth displacement.

The 50% discount will last until July 11, 1PM UTC.

The 2017 – 2018 Competitive Season

In just six weeks, a new world champion will emerge from Seattle, and for the Aegis bearers and fallen challengers alike, resurgent dreams of success in the upcoming year will already begin to take hold. But the road to The International 2018 will chart a different course through the coming competitive season.

In the past year, we’ve had two Valve Majors shape the competitive landscape leading to The International. However, for the next year we will be taking a more organic approach to growing the competitive ecosystem, working more closely with third-party tournaments. Instead of the previous Major system, we will be selecting many third-party tournaments to directly sponsor. Additionally, players competing in these tournaments will earn Qualifying Points which will be the sole factor in determining invites to The International 2018.

There will be two tiers of tournaments that we sponsor: Majors and Minors. Majors must have a minimum prize pool of $500k, and will receive an additional $500k towards the prize pool from us. Minors must have a minimum prize pool of $150k, and will receive an additional $150k towards their prize pool. In order to ensure a baseline level of competitiveness, and to support teams from different regions around the world, both Majors and Minors will be required to have at least one qualifier from each of the six primary regions (NA, SA, SEA, CN, EU, and CIS). In addition, Majors and Minors must have a LAN finals component to their tournament in order to accommodate teams from the different regions. We will directly manage the schedule of Majors and Minors to help avoid collisions during the year.

Qualifying Points will be awarded based on the total prize pool of a tournament, and whether the tournament is a Major or a Minor, with Majors giving more points per prize pool dollar. The total points per tournament will also partially scale based on the time of year, with tournaments closer to The International awarding additional points. Qualifying Points will be granted based on placing high in Majors and Minors and will accumulate on individual players. Roster lock seasons will still exist, and players switching teams during the approved periods will retain their Qualifying Points. In order to allow for teams recruiting new entrants to the competitive landscape and to facilitate sometimes necessary roster changes between lock periods, only the top 3 point earners on a team will contribute towards a team’s effective total Qualifying Points.

To help teams and fans keep track of standings throughout the year, a leaderboard of individual player Qualifying Points and team Qualifying Point Rankings will be available for everyone to follow along with as teams fight their way towards next year’s International. Best of luck to the teams competing in August, and we look forward to the upcoming season once a champion is crowned.

Vegeta made a classic mistake here: not being Goku or Gohan. Get…

Vegeta made a classic mistake here: not being Goku or Gohan.

Get your revenge in Dragon Ball FighterZ in early 2018: http://bit.ly/2tnmVZd

Steam Summer Sale – Day 12 Encore

The Steam Summer Sale wraps up this weekend with discounts on thousands of games, videos and software!* This is your last chance to take advantage of these deals and pick up some great titles while they are still on sale.

*Discount offers end July 5th at 10 AM Pacific unless otherwise specified.

Third Batch of BlizzCon Tickets On Sale Wednesday

The third batch of BlizzCon 2017 tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. PDT through Universe. Visit the www.universe.com/blizzcon2017 for a chance to grab one!

Click here Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to buy tickets!

To make the ticket purchase process as smooth as possible, take some time to read up on this year’s ticket sales process and what’s new for 2017:

BlizzCon Ticket Info page – Get an overview of BlizzCon 2017 general admission tickets.

Ticket Purchasing Guide – Contains additional handy details on the ticket sales process, including what information you’ll need to provide before trying to get tickets.

You’ll have until July 14 at 8:00 p.m. PDT to edit attendee information on your tickets, so it’s OK to enter your own name and email address for every ticket for now—just remember to go back and update this info before the deadline!


For viewers at home, in-depth coverage of BlizzCon will be available with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. Further details will be announced at a later date.

BlizzCon 2017 takes place November 3 and 4 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and tickets cost $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). For more information, check out the official BlizzCon site.