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A Return to Tamriel and Podcasting News

Although I normally try to stick to content that leans more towards article content than blog content, today’s post is going to be unabashedly bloggy. I’ve been up to a lot stuff recently that hasn’t shown up on The Errant Penman yet, so I bundled it all up into a single post tackling it all at once. Read on for an MMO update, fan site work, and links to podcast appearances both past and future!

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Isarii and the Eldritch Horror of Ikea

I awoke this morning of heavy mind. Though my night’s rest had amounted to the perfunctory level of sleep demanded by a human body, the events of the day to come had taken their toll upon my resting psyche. In the waning hours of the preceding day, a sinister presence had invaded my living space, its cubic form the specter of labor future. As I gazed upon its shadowed visage, the cube, antagonized by the insolence of my resentful gaze, carried out a vicious attack upon my muddled mind. I would require supplies for the events ahead.

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What are eSports like live? A layman’s trip to Heroes of the Dorm

Competitive gaming and eSports have emerged from their pupal shells as a burgeoning industry over the last few years, quickly carving out a space for themselves in the mainstream entertainment media. It’s hard to believe it was only a year ago when America was collectively baffled by Heroes of the Dorm, Heroes of the Storm’s collegiate level competition, debuting on ESPN2. Since that groundbreaking moment, eSports from around the world have progressed by leaps and bounds, with the market now attracting high profile investors like Mark Cuban who are ready to capitalize on the growing potential.

Curious to learn more about the emerging eSports phenomenon, I hopped in my truck and headed for this year’s Heroes of the Dorm finals in Seattle to answer the titular question: what are eSports like live?