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No Love For First Person Shooters In eSports

No Love For First Person Shooters In eSports The first person shooter is the ultimate example of competitive tendency in video games. Your goal, as it were, is to kill the other guy before he can kill you, utilizing skill, twitch-hair-trigger reflexes, and a broad understanding of the mechanics of the game to assist you. So why is it that a genre so...
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Steam: Sex, Violence, And Hypocrisy

Steam: Sex, Violence, And Hypocrisy So as many of us know, Steam has recently launched its “Greenlight” program, allowing developers to submit their games and ideas to Steam’s playerbase, leaving the gamers to vote for the ideas that they want to see featured on Steam the most.  Games that are approved will be available for purchase...
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Zombies: Beating The Undead Horse

Zombies: Beating The Undead Horse I want to talk to you about something that is probably very near and dear to all of us.  We fantasize about it frequently, we discuss it with friends, we secretly plan for it, we involve ourselves in movies, games and media that feature this… I want to talk about zombies. But I don’t want to talk about...
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World of Warcraft Patch 5.04 First Impressions – Times Are Changing

World of Warcraft Patch 5.04 First Impressions – Times Are Changing I’ve been playing World of Warcraft since Vanilla. I remember the days when you had to get to level 40 – which was no small task – just to be able to purchase your mount which took tons of grinding to afford. I’ve walked across the sands of Tanaris, and strode through the groves of Mount Hyjal....
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There and Back Again – My Gen Con 2012 Experience

There and Back Again – My Gen Con 2012 Experience Every year there’s a magical event that takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana that attracts thousands of people from all over the country. That event is called Gen Con, and it’s marketed as being the best four days in gaming. As far as marketing slogans go, I have to say that this one hits the proverbial...
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It’s Called MOBA, and I Suck At It

It’s Called MOBA, and I Suck At It League of Legends, DotA, and Heroes of Newerth -these are all examples of MOBA games, and while they are extremely fun to play, I suck at them. MOBA stands for multiplayer online battle arena, and games under this genre usually follow the same type of gameplay. You’ll choose a champion who will have a...
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Uplay Does Not Have A Rootkit, Claims Ubisoft

Uplay Does Not Have A Rootkit, Claims Ubisoft Yesterday we told you about another problem in the Ubisoft DRM model, where it was revealed that due to a bad browser plug-in from their Uplay service could leave your computer vulnerable to attack, where it gave an attacker the ability to make your computer run any sort of executable that they wanted. The...
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My Name Is Desmond Miles, And They’re Kicking Me Out Of My Game.

My Name Is Desmond Miles, And They’re Kicking Me Out Of My Game.   For those of you who don’t know, I am an enormous fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.  While I can’t claim to have loved it before it was even released, I can claim that the only reason why I bought an Xbox was because my friend moved out with hers in 2008, taking her precious copy of the...
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