Why Gamers React Strongly To Criticism Of Their Interests: A Personal Perspective

Why Gamers React Strongly To Criticism Of Their Interests: A Personal Perspective

Like avid fans of other mediums of entertainment, gamers can be quite passionate about gaming. Whether it’s their hobby, dedicated lifestyle, or their job, gamers invest a lot of time and money into what they do. You often find that gamers can react strongly when their games are criticism, and in some cases this reaction borders on toxicity. While the extreme cannot be condoned, there is some legitimacy behind why […]

The Lupe Vs Daigo SFV Exhibition Showcases Dramatic Excitement In The FGC

The Lupe Vs Daigo SFV Exhibition Showcases Dramatic Excitement In The FGC

In case you didn’t know, last night, through some rather complex series of events, rapper Lupe Fiasco faced off against world renown fighting game player: Daigo Umehara. It was a first to 3 wins set, in the latest big fighting game, Street Fighter V, and was set up by Mad Catz to stream on Twitch’s official channel. Watch the video below to see the set itself. Now, let’s just get […]

Street Fighter Pro Daigo Umehara Donates to Scholarship Fund

Street Fighter Pro Daigo Umehara Donates to Scholarship Fund

Not a lot of people will declare that they’re masters at Street Fighter, or any other fighting game.  Then again, they don’t have to be; the pro players have served up countless matches full of excitement and superhuman feats.  Daigo Umehara is one of them, not only because he’s consistently won and ranked in major tournaments over the years, but also since he’s the one responsible for the infamous EVO […]

Konami Announces Metal Gear Online Global Championship

Konami Announces Metal Gear Online Global Championship

It’s been more than two months since the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain — and while that’s likely keeping players busy to this day, fans have still gotten a taste of what Metal Gear Online had to offer since its release in October.  But Konami wants the most dedicated among them to have more than just a taste, even with the franchise’s future up in the […]

Halo 5 Microtransactions Help Fuel World Championship

Halo 5 Microtransactions Help Fuel World Championship

Microtransactions are a hot topic in the gaming world, and with good reason.  With one AAA game and developer after another adding in systems to snatch a few extra dollars from players — following a full $60 purchase, no less — it’s no surprise that some have taken umbrage with them.  Halo 5 is one of the latest to rekindle the debates, thanks to its controversial REQ Packs; even with […]

Blizzcon 2015 Schedule Leak

Blizzcon 2015 Schedule Leak

As all Activision Blizzard fans know, Blizzcon is the Holy Grail of annual reveals for the company’s legendary games. Recently the Blizzcon 2015 schedule leaked via MMO-Champion. Click here for a more detailed look at Friday’s lineup, and here for Saturday’s.  This year, Blizzard’s flagship World of Warcraft is sharing the spotlight more than ever. With the company’s growing catalog of titles, Blizzcon 2015 has an irregular lack of the unstoppable […]

Smite – New God Revealed In Indomitable Spirit Update

Smite – New God Revealed In Indomitable Spirit Update

Introducing Xing Tian, The Relentless The folks over at Hi-Rez Studios revealed the newest deity to be added to the Smite roster. Xing Tian, The Relentless is a new Chinese Guardian that won’t back down. The new god comes equipped with a huge axe and a haunting face on his abdomen. For Xing Tian, there is no defeat and there is no death. His passive ability earns him stacks of “Smouldering Rage” each […]

Smite Update on Xbox One Brings New God And More

Smite Update on Xbox One Brings New God And More

The Rising Dawn Xbox One patch has been released for Smite and the folks over at Hi-Rez have detailed everything that the patch has to offer. Season Ticket’s, Spectator Mode, a number of bug fixes, and a new god make their appearance on the Xbox One. That’s not all, a multitude of new skins, voice packs, as well as item and god changes have made their way to the console version of Smite.  […]

ESL Cracks Down On Crack-Head eSports Players

ESL Cracks Down On Crack-Head eSports Players

Previously, I spoke out about drug abuse in eSports after competitive Counter-Strike player, Kory Friesan, mentioned he was using Adderall during the tournament. Back then I didn’t really think anyone would actually do anything to prevent drug abuse in gaming. However, I am pleased to say that the ESL took the issue very seriously and is actively trying to stamp out drug abuse. In my previous article on the subject, […]

Is San Francisco Ready For The PlayStation Experience?

Is San Francisco Ready For The PlayStation Experience?

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas right? Wrong! Sony has moved its annual PlayStation event away from the bright lights and drunken debauchery of Vegas and to the slightly more refined San Francisco. What does this mean? Perhaps Sony isn’t expecting as many people to turn up to this year’s PlayStation Experience and have opted for a more friendly and probably less expensive venue. Usually the PlayStation Experience show […]