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Russian Player Retires After Riot Suspends Him For Saying League Teams Don't Make Money There Russian Player Retires After Riot Suspends Him For Saying League Teams Don't Make Money There

Kirill “Likkrit” Malofeyev received a six-month ban from all League of Legends tournaments after comments he made on-stream about the Russian branch of Riot Games. In response, he announced his retirement on the Russian social media service VKontakte.

There’s a great article over at Eurogamer about the development of Dendy, Russia’s knockoff version of the NES. It also goes into how the console helped develop a market for gaming in the former Soviet Union and paved the way for Nintendo to begin selling its original hardware.

Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game Ubisoft Says It Won't Remove Russia From Its 2018 Olympics Game

Earlier this week the International Olympic Committee announced Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Despite that news, Russia is going to remain in the winter sports sim Steep Road to the Olympics, at least for now.

Russian Military Uses Video Game Screenshot To Allege US Support For ISIS Russian Military Uses Video Game Screenshot To Allege US Support For ISIS

A post on the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation’s Facebook page earlier today purported to show photographic proof that the US was aiding ISIS fighters in Syria. It turns out that one of the photographs included was from a video game.

Russian Blogger Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison For Playing Pokémon Go in Church Russian Blogger Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison For Playing Pokémon Go in Church

Ruslan Sokolovsky, a blogger who was arrested for played Pokémon Go in a Russian church, was found guilty today of charges ranging from “violating religious feelings” to illegal possession of a pen that contained a video camera.

Russian Man Facing Prison For Making Pokémon Go Video Inside A Church Russian Man Facing Prison For Making Pokémon Go Video Inside A Church

A Russian man might be spending years in prison after his trial wrapped up last week, after being arrested in 2016 for making a video about Pokémon Go while inside a church, a violation of the country’s laws against “inciting religious hatred”.

That Video of a Failed Missile Launch Isn't From North Korea That Video of a Failed Missile Launch Isn't From North Korea

Have you seen this video of North Korea’s failed missile launch? It’s quite impressive, in that GEE WHIZ EXPLOSIONS! kind of way. But it’s not from North Korea.

The Soviets Made A Real Doomsday Device In The '80s And The Russians Still Have It Today The Soviets Made A Real Doomsday Device In The '80s And The Russians Still Have It Today

You’ve all seen Dr. Strangelove, which means I’m pretty sure you understand the general idea behind a doomsday device: if you destroy us, we destroy you, no matter what. The concept of an automatic system that guarantees nuclear retaliation if a country is subjected to a nuclear attack has been part of the collective…

The Most Powerful Man In Chess Is Maybe A Lunatic The Most Powerful Man In Chess Is Maybe A Lunatic

The sports world is replete with notably wacky commissioners and leaders, and for all the wild shit that the Sepp Blatters and Oleg Tinkovs of the world get up to, the World Chess Federation’s president probably has them all beat. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been the top dog at FIDE since 1995, and for most of that time he…

CNN Shows Fallout Computer Terminal In A Video About Russian Hacking CNN Shows Fallout Computer Terminal In A Video About Russian Hacking

In a video from December 30, 2016, CNN used footage from Fallout’s hacking mini-game as B-roll to illustrate reports of recent, real-life hacks committed by the Russian government.

Russian MPs Say FIFA 17 Is "Gay Propaganda" Russian MPs Say FIFA 17 Is "Gay Propaganda"

Some members of Russia’s parliament have sent a letter to the state communications oversight agency, alleging FIFA 17's support of a recent LGBT-friendly initiative in England breaks Russia’s “gay propaganda law”.

Champion Russian Figure Skater Is Really Into Yuri On Ice Champion Russian Figure Skater Is Really Into Yuri On Ice

Surprised? Don’t be. Evgenia Medvedeva is champion figure skater and a self-proclaimed anime otaku. It’s as though Yuri on Ice was made for her.

Russian Blogger Charged With 'Inciting Hatred' After Playing Pokémon Go in Church Russian Blogger Charged With 'Inciting Hatred' After Playing Pokémon Go in Church

On Saturday, Russian officials announced that atheist vlogger Ruslan Sokolovsky has been detained for two months for “inciting hatred” and “insulting religious feelings” after posting a video of himself playing Pokémon Go inside a historic cathedral. He reportedly faces up to five years in jail if convicted.

Russian Officials Think Pokémon Go Is Evil Russian Officials Think Pokémon Go Is Evil

Russian officials are flipping out about Pokémon Go. And what will dispel its destabilizing effect on society, the Moscow government believes, is developing their own, more patriotic, version of it.

Sailor Moon Cosplay Works Well With Figure Skating Sailor Moon Cosplay Works Well With Figure Skating

This is Evgenia Medvedeva. She’s a 16-year-old champion Russian figure skater. And she totally loves Sailor Moon.

Russia Just Tweeted a Video Game Screenshot to Show Chemical Weapons Trucks Russia Just Tweeted a Video Game Screenshot to Show Chemical Weapons Trucks

This morning the Russian embassy in the UK tweeted an image with the message, “Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo.” The only problem with the tweet? The image they used is from the video game Command & Conquer.

The Ultimate List of Weapons Astronauts Have Carried Into Orbit The Ultimate List of Weapons Astronauts Have Carried Into Orbit

Have you ever worried how real astronauts or cosmonauts can defend themselves or render harmless hostile life forms? What if an alien breaks into the International Space Station? Or a crew member loses his or her mind and goes berserk? The following set of images will put your mind to ease: aspacemen always carry some…

Watch how supersonic Russian bombers drop their giant cruise missiles Watch how supersonic Russian bombers drop their giant cruise missiles

The Russian Air Force’s Tupolev TU-160 is a gorgeous-looking plane with sweeping wings and the capability to reach supersonic speeds. It’s also a scary powerful bomber aircraft with the ability to launch the frightening KH-555 cruise missile, an air-launched missile that can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has…

Pro-Tip: Don't Copy Battlefield 3 Stingers  Pro-Tip: Don't Copy Battlefield 3 Stingers 

The Battlefield games look incredibly realistic, but that doesn’t mean everything in the games is 100 percent accurate. For example, the Stingers in Battlefield 3. Take note should you ever make propaganda!

Russian Nintendo Fans Honor Satoru Iwata at the Japanese Embassy Russian Nintendo Fans Honor Satoru Iwata at the Japanese Embassy

After Satoru Iwata’s recent passing, a group of Russian fans decided to pay their respects by going to the Japanese Embassy in Moscow and creating a small memorial for the Nintendo president.

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