When I think eSports, I think the usual; Dota 2, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Counter-Strike… you get the picture. Ever considered World of Warcraft as something worth watching competitively? I certainly haven’t. It’s something that Blizzard will be working on going forward.
Do you remember F.E.A.R? The first game in the series was an awesome mix of shooter and scare. The second one dialled up the action, but the tension seemed to be a lot less (for me at least). Come to think of it now, I really have no idea why I never played the third. I quite enjoyed playing the first two, even if the second wasn’t nearly as good as the first. Are you a fan of the series? Get ready for F.E.A.R Online – it arrives on Steam next month.
Damn, the ESWC might need to find a new name, because we all know eSports ain’t sports (according to some people and their dictionaries). Like last year, the event will be hosted by France during Paris Games Week. Local team Energy eSports will be there again, except instead of clicking things in Dota 2, they will be shooting stuff in Counter-Strike-Global Offensive.
Hearthstone has proven to be quite popular, amassing a whopping 20 million players into its virtual tavern. The digital game is easy enough to understand, especially because just about everything is automated and all the player has to worry about is playing the cards. What if it were made into an actual physical game though?
Who doesn't know Where's Wally? If you ever scanned over any of his books as a kid, you’d know that he’s not always so easy to find. The striped, spectacled fellow likes to hide away in all sorts of incredibly busy images, making life difficult for eyes everywhere. Think you’re a master? Try spot your favourite SNES character in this image.
While roaming around the Sexpo, Zoe and I walked into a BDSM store. We bumped into Mistress Paige, a professional dominatrix who has been in the business for the past 9 years. The interview as well as our backdrop may be considered NSFW, so do enter at your own risk.
I had more fun at the Sexpo than I bargained for. It was my first time, so I really had no idea what to expect. We caught up with Vicki Chase, an American pornographic actress, and asked her all manners of nerdy questions. While the interview itself is perfectly normal and clean, our backdrop is NSFW, so please keep that in mind before proceeding.
I told you a couple of weeks ago that Riot want to give their game, League of Legends, a lore overhaul. They’ve already kicked things off with the Shurima saga which showed the ascension of Azir. They’ve now set their sights on Sion. The champion has received a rework.
So, how do you write a generic introduction to an article you ask? Step 1, pretend like you know what you are talking about. Step 2, fluff it up with some random words to add length. Step 3, check to see if the paragraph seems to be long enough. Step 4, conclude violently.
Are you tired of your games having lead male protagonists that are just too overly manly? Are you tired of being bombarded with guns, but the muscly kind? Perhaps the packs don’t bother you, but the deep, Christian Bale batman voice acting is getting you down? If you answered yes to any of these questions, or just want more leading lady protagonists in your games, then the latest Humble Bundle has your name written all over it.
Remember that old school gem, Gauntlet? It was a tough as nails dungeon crawler which reduced even the toughest of gamers into a pile of tears. I played it many, many years ago on MAME, which thankfully meant I had unlimited credits. Death could not stop my barrage of fake money! The game first came out way back in 1985. The remake is now available, nearly 30 years later.
Valve have been giving Steam some good loving lately. Why, just on Tuesday I told you that they made things a tad bluer, which made it easier to browse through games which you might have otherwise missed. They aren’t done with the updates just yet. Steam now has its own music player, fresh out of beta.