Games, eSports, culture.

Published: 4 days ago

Welcome to eSports

VICE have done a multi-part series on eSports, and it’s brilliant. Watch & enjoy it. The issue I have with it is that it’s very focused on LoL, and nothing else.

Published: 4 days ago

Epic game’s dev process

One series I love is github’s ‘OctoTales’, and while it’s not wholly relevant to readers of this site, it is a nice look into how Epic works. And so, here’s their video! (via github)

Published: 5 days ago

Cities: Skylines [review]

When EA launched SimCity, it launched it with a lot of failures. Technical issues (and there were a lot of them, which included not being able to play the game in the first place) aside, the game simply wasn’t anywhere near as fun, interesting …

Published: 1 week ago

Star Wars Battlefront coming this year

Q4, on all modern platforms. @KyleHackley Star Wars Battlefront will be available holiday 2015, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 19, 2015 …get ready.

Published: 2 weeks ago

Legacy of the Void coming to beta!

StaCraft’s last update pack, Heart of the Swarm, not only confused people by being a bit unbalanced for a while but also having had the acronym for nearly everything Blizzard put out since didn’t help. But now, after two years, Blizzard is releasing Legacy …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Shower With Your Dad Simulator

You thought I was insane playing Euro Truck Sim? You thought people were nuts for going nuts for Goat Sim? Well, the future has arrived on Steam. “Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad?” is a fast paced …

Published: 3 weeks ago

OlliOlli 2 review

Let’s hop back many years. Teenage years. People were hanging onto the dream that one day old Kurt Cobain records will be released. 5 or so years after his death. People were hanging around Dublin city centre in hoodies, drinking cans of cheap larger …

Published: 3 weeks ago

SimCity sucks? Cities: Skylines might solve your woes.

Are you, like me, jaded of the recent EA disaster that was SimCity? The game that promised to bring the series into the modern era but somehow, with upgraded graphics, made a simpler, shittier game? EA managed to turn Lego into Duplo & expect …

Published: 3 weeks ago

GabeN talks Source2, PC gaming growth, Steam machines & more

Great interview with the lord himself, Gabe Newell from Valve. Gabe talks about some interesting numbers, including 50% y/y growth for the Steam platform. That tracks in-or-around the best bet SaaS businesses. Interesting that it’s carrying those numbers in an area that 5-10 years …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Stop crying, EA isn’t shutting down Maxis

If you read the news, you’re likely to read stories about how the evil empire of EA is shutting down your favourite childhood developer; Maxis. EA Maxis was a subsidiary of EA. The company was originally founded in 1987. It actually shut down operations …