I’ve finally managed to get my hands on Dauntless, the upcoming Monster Hunter styled PvE boss slayer from Phoenix Labs, and I’ve got a quick blast of content together to mark the occasion. I’ve got two YouTube videos for your enjoyment, and be sure to head over to MMORPG.com for my full thoughts on the state of early access title.
Mass Effect: Andromeda’s much awaited launch saw the game release to an assault of criticism on topics ranging from the notable lack of polish to questionable design decisions all around. Even as an enormous fan of the series – I consider the original trilogy to be my favorite games of all time – I have to agree with the criticism. The most accurate description of my time with the game would be that of an enjoyable, but profoundly disappointing experience.
I’m fresh back from visiting the Heroes of the Storm Spring Media and Influencers Summit, and man oh man do they have a lot planned. The team at Blizzard considers it a big enough change to warrant calling this “Heroes 2.0”, and after seeing and experiencing what’s coming, I have to agree it’s justified.
In a gritty, barren future, mercenaries sell themselves out to the corporate overlords of the wasteland’s overcrowded cities for glory and the almighty dollar. In TinyMob Games’ MERC, it was time for me to get in on that action.
Around two weeks ago I started to get the sense that something was up on Twitter. An account for what appeared to be a new games media site was starting to tweet stuff out, and a lot of familiar faces from the MMO scene were following it – specifically, a lot of people involved with MMORPG.com. A tweet from…
So I’m a few days into my first experience with the Fallout franchise. I’m not really sure why it took this long to happen. I like post-apocalyptic settings; I like Bethesda games; so you’d think Skyrim with mutant rats and guns would have happened a lot earlier. Oh well. Regardless of how late I am to the…
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?