Games, eSports, culture.

Published: 2 weeks ago

QZ: “EA shares up 65% this year as investors bet it’s weathering disruption”[link]

Really interesting article from QZ that outlines the financial gains EA have made by it’s recent new CEO, who is shaping the company up to be more cost effective (e.g. having studios work together on games, and distributing engines like Frostbyte to other teams). …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Beyond Sky

The upcoming release of a certain game intrigued me, myself having noted that it bore a striking resemblance to the things I loved about fantasy and games from when I was much younger. No Man’s Sky and at the point of writing this, the …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Dreamhack Valencia hype video

You know what? This is amazing.

Published: 2 weeks ago

Adding funds to PSN is a nightmare

When I bought the PS4 originally, I also bought Destiny. I then cancelled that order & pre-ordered the software version on PSN. But, there were not enough funds in my account to play the beta this week (which is my self-diagnosed reason as to …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Microsoft to cut 18,000 staff

“The first step to building the right organization for our ambitions is to realign our workforce,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wrote in an email to staff. “With this in mind, we will begin to reduce the size of our overall workforce by up to …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Erik Johnson (Valve) says an International-styled tournament for CS:GO may happen

Currently the massive bazillion-dollar event for DOTA2, The International, is ongoing. This is by far the largest eSports event around, with a prize pool that beats out “real sport” pools akin to Wimbledon. But Valve’s second-most played Steam game is CSGO, and for a …

Published: 3 weeks ago

TF2: Nations Cup – Ireland vs Iceland

Published: 3 weeks ago

CSGO: Dust2′s mid doors #rip2doors [video]

They’re not quite dead. They just now have armour…

Published: 3 weeks ago

Don’t Starve Together!

This is the first teaser for the development of multiplayer in Don’t Starve. I love the haunt mechanic. If don’t right, this could be one of the best co-op games out there. And if you don’t have Don’t Starve? You’re a disgrace. Go get …

Published: 3 weeks ago

NeoTokyo on Steam

NeoTokyo was a beautifully crafted mod for HL2 a few years ago. Development took almost as long as HL3 (almost…) but upon release much of the community spirit it had garnered during dev had dissipated, so it never got the love & attention it …