When it comes to game streaming, I’d be willing to bet several of my kidneys (all two of them) that most of you head straight to Twitch to find exactly what you are looking for. And why wouldn’t you? Twitch has everything you’d ever need. They also happen to have a monopoly over the market, or at least they used to, before several others (including YouTube) realised they wanted a piece of the streaming pie. DingIt is one such organisation.
Things are going rather swimmingly for Oculus at the moment. Despite my own thoughts on the release window for the very first consumer version of the Rift, the Facebook-owned VR giant is very much on track to achieve what their 2012 Kickstarter began all those years ago. But did the Oculus spawn from a little industrial espionage a little over a year before? …Read More
Desura is digital distribution storefront that caters to indie gamers, giving them an easy way to sell their games. They handle content control, sales control, multiple platforms, mods, beta testing, widgets and all sorts of things to make selling indie games a simple process for developers. One thing they don’t seem to be able to do though, is pay developers for the games they’ve sold. According to numerous developers, the company’s been stiffing them for the last few months. Here’s why.
There’s a lot of love out there for the Battlefront series of games. For fans, Battlefront uno and dos were games that allowed console owners to finally drop into the kind of large-scale combat that PC gamers had been enjoying for years. That makes for one hell of a nostalgic field trip down memory lane, and has already set a high bar for the upcoming EA and DICE-developed Battlefront game. A game which is being tackled as a complete reboot.
There have been numerous leaks, mock-ups and renders of what AMD's upcoming Fiji line of cards might look like, with the R390X unsurprisingly claiming the majority of interest. AMD is expected to reveal these new cards at Computex next week - although it seems like a lucky few already have their hands on the card. And they're taking some photos.
The International 5 is gearing up to be the best one yet. The prize pool continues to grow (close on $9 million at time of writing) and 10 fantastic teams have secured direct invites from Valve. The stage isn’t fully set however, as there is still space for a further 6 teams. Those empty slots will get filled over the coming week, starting today, by means of regional qualifiers.
Tychus Findlay, the big bad space Marine who stands as the poster boy for StarCraft is known for two things; being a larcenous bad-ass, and perpetually smoking a cigar. Like many of Blizzard’s characters, he’s in their all-stars Heroes of the Storm Moba – only without his trademark cigar. Because vocal gamers on the internet are some of the whiniest people on this, or any other planet, many have taken umbrage with the rolled up, stuffed fermented tobacco leaf sticking out of his mouth.
It may not be to everybody’s tastes, but I’m genuinely digging Destiny as I approach my twentieth hour while patrolling the Cosmodrome. Sure, it’s not perfect, but there’s a lot to love. Especially when it comes to loot. Now that I’m busy working my light level up and earning both Crucible and Vanguard marks which will be spent on some of that sweetass exotic gear, I’m also keeping my eyes peeled for when I finally get my first taste of exotic loot. And baby, I want this helmet. I just gots to have it!