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40,000 Korean Fans Watch SSW Win 2014 ‘League of Legends’ World Championship

Earlier this year, The  4 had DOTA 2 players competing for an 11 million dollar prize pool in their championship tournament. Now, we’ve just seen the conclusion of the annual League of Legends World Championship, playing for millions less perhaps, but in front of a much larger audience. Last night, Riot’s final World Championship match [...]

Advancing Warfare: The Wheel of Shooter Evolution Between Call of Duty, Halo, Titanfall and Destiny

The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has debuted, showcasing a game full of “enhanced combat” where soldiers wearing exoskeletons are leaping and dashing through levels in way that is reminiscent of more than a few past series. And then you can look to Destiny, made by the creators of Halo, which now [...]

Just Two Days of ‘Super Smash Bros. for 3DS’ Boosts Nintendo In September

The September NPD numbers have just been released, and although the big stories may be that contrary to earlier predictions, the PS4 outsold the Xbox One yet again, and that Destiny is the top-selling game across all platforms (surprise!), it seems important to note that September made for a pretty good month for Nintendo, a [...]

The Video Game Morality Questions Raised By Mass Murder Simulator, ‘Hatred’

The internet is buzzing today about video games, and nearly none of it is good. First, there’s the front page New York Times story about how prominent feminists in the industry are being constantly threatened, and now there’s a much-talked about trailer for an upcoming game called “Hatred,” where it seems the only object is [...]

‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Promises A 20-40 Hour Story, 150-200 Hour Total Completion

Shorter games may be on the rise due to the prominence of indie titles and the fact that adult gamers often have less free time than when they were younger, but there are still plenty of long-haul adventures up ahead. One of them? Dragon Age: Inquisition, at least according to its creators. Speaking to Polygon, [...]

Why ‘Clicker Heroes’ Could Be The Top Mobile Game Of 2015

I’ve been playing the same game obsessively for about two weeks now. No, it’s not Destiny, no, it’s not Shadow of Mordor. Rather, it’s Clicker Heroes, a simplistic, browser-based game that seemed like a joke on the surface, but managed to become more addicting than anything else I’ve played in eons. And though it’s only [...]

Bayonetta 2: How Early Is Too Early For Review Embargoes?

Have you heard the news? Bayonetta 2 is great! It’s received a few perfect scores from major sites, and overall ratings have been pretty stellar, with reviews heralding the sequel as having huge improvements over its predecessor and declaring it a must-have exclusive for the Wii U. That’s enough to make you want to run [...]

Resolution Round-Up: Which Games Will Hit Or Miss 1080p On PS4 And Xbox One?

It seems a day can’t go by without some news breaking about which upcoming games will hit 1080p and 60 FPS, and which ones will miss that mark. Developers are constantly coming forward to try and get ahead of these stories so their games don’t launch and their native resolution becomes some kind of scandal, [...]

Bungie Reveals How Many Players Have Beaten Destiny’s Vault of Glass Raid

Destiny’s raid has been the source of much joy and frustration among players since its launch nearly a month ago. Joy for those who have gotten to experience and beat the most challenging, most innovative, most rewarding content of the game. Frustration for those whose schedules don’t allow them to organize a 6-man raiding party [...]

‘Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’ Director Has Harsh Words For Clone Critics

Despite the struggles of the Wii U, it’s hard to find anyone, fans or critics alike, who isn’t excited for this November’s Super Smash Bros. installment for Nintendo’s latest console. We’ve been hearing about the game for literally years at this point, and now that Nintendo has finally set a premiere date for it (November [...]

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Offering Free Digital New-Gen Upgrades For PS4 and Xbox One

In order to combat the odd “caught between generations” console situation we find ourselves in now, Activision announced this week that they once again will be offering free new-gen upgrades of one of their major titles. Previously, it was Destiny, which allowed players to hop from last-gen to new-gen for free if they upgraded their [...]

Why ‘Destiny’ Needs To Improve Its Social Skills In Its Next Patch

An eternal work-in-progress, Destiny has recently attempted to fix many of its biggest, most pressing problems with loot, and they’ve done quite a good job of it. After a recent patch, good gear drops from good engrams, grindy strikes are more rewarding, and there are fewer loot cave-style drop dumps to be found around the [...]

New ‘Myst’ Game Will Be Based On New ‘Myst’ TV Show

Right now it seems the two major mines for new TV shows are in the form of classic ’80s and ’90s movie de-makes (Problem Child, Uncle Buck, Big), or a collection of superheroes too numerous to even mention at this point. But at least one new show will be based on a video game, two [...]

Nintendo Finally Reveals ‘Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’ Release Date

Given the late hour, many assumed that when all was said and done, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U wouldn’t be able to squeeze into its long-promised 2014 release window. The lack of a release date for the Wii U’s Super Smash Bros. has become almost a running joke in the industry, but today it’s [...]

Despite Its Many Failures, ‘Destiny’ Is A Resounding Success

Over the past month or so, I’ve probably spent no less than 50,000 words discussing Destiny in a huge collection of posts, probably the most I’ve ever written about a single game. Normally I’d never spend so much time focusing on one property alone, but a combination of factors led me to feel the need [...]

YouTube’s PewDiePie Details Machinima’s Disinterest, May Create His Own Video Network

He may be a divisive figure in the gaming industry, but no one can argue with Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s massive success. The gamer has the biggest user-run channel on YouTube, which has allowed him to make over $4M last year alone. PewDiePie has been at the forefront of many trends, most recently a decision to [...]

Intel Apologizes For Pulling Ads Due To GamerGate Pressure

The GamerGate faithful have been celebrating a victory the past few days after a mass email campaign against gaming site Gamasutra’s sponsors found success by getting to pull advertising from the site. In a published email that was confirmed by Gamasutra itself, a spokesperson for detailed how they did not want to be associated with [...]

Netflix Usage On PlayStation, Xbox Is Declining

Even though game consoles are aiming to try and become “living room PCs” in this new era of tech, they’re starting to face challenges from cheaper alternatives offering many of the same services. Namely, game consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 were some of the first living room devices to offer an easy to [...]

What ‘Destiny’ Needs To Learn From ‘Diablo 3? About Loot

As you may have heard, Destiny rolled out a big patch yesterday. Well, a small patch that did a few big things in terms of loot. It solved the game’s since-launch problem of the smarmy Cryptarch, a vendor who would “decrypt” your random item engrams, and often reveal gear or weapons of a worse quality [...]

‘Shadow of Mordor’ Succeeds Because It Makes Death Matter

Shadow of Mordor is an average game that ascends dangerously close to greatness because of a single mechanic. It’s not a very common notion, given that most games are a sum of their parts, but Mordor is in a unique situation where one aspect of it shines brighter than nearly everything else in the game. [...]

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