For the last 21 days, we followed a number of talents from Sweden, Norway and Denmark on GAMERZ, the new show where contestants fight to win a pro gaming contract. Team Blue was coached by former professional player SpawN, and won the big prize in the exciting series finale.
Assassin’s Creed has never shied away from the multicultural aspects of history. The next game in the series is rumoured to be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins, with an Egyptian setting, so it could take the next logical step and deliver the first black lead in a main game.
The GWENT Card Game, which was born out of The Witcher 3 RPG, may still be going through some beta testing, but the eSports component is alreay going strong with the first $100,000 tournament. Find out how the top prize was won.
The year isn’t even half over, but Todd is impressed with everything that 2017 has provided for gamers so far. And we are not just taking about quality, because there are good deals to be had too, if you know where to look.
Some schools are expanding their athletic programs to include competitive video games, and are offering scholarships to top gamers. If this trends continues, eSports could begin to rival traditional ones, or at least be on the same level, at many college campuses.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a game about storytelling and one that proves how seamlessly the literary genre of magical realism fits with video games.
Todd has been looking for an NES Classic for months now, but no stores have gotten them in stock. With the announcement that Nintendo is discontinuing it, anyone who hasn’t grabbed one yet may be out of luck, or at the mercy of high-priced re-sellers.
H1Z1: Fight for the Crown, the first official team-based tournament for Daybreak Games’ massive competitive shooter, H1Z1: King of the Kill, came to an action-packed finish as Obey Alliance fired the last shots to win the tournament on live TV. The team suffered no casualties at all, while defeating 75 other players in the melee.
In Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare continues to rely on humans being at the centre of the universe, which only serves as a means of making aliens the exotic other who are simply there for a quick snog in the engine room.
Todd upgraded to the Xbox One S a while ago, but always had plans to make the leap to Scorpio if the console looked impressive. With details starting to come out, it looks like it might be one of the most powerful consoles ever created, with full backwards compatibility to boot.