Category Archive: News

Dec 18 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 12/14-Forever): Goodbye Edition

In a very sad, final edition of eSports Weekly, we look at why Valve reverted the changes in the update it made last week, and the newest controversy surrounding last September’s Gaming Paradise event. This and more, including my parting words, in this goodbye edition of eSports Weekly. Valve Removes Controversial CS:GO Update Just over …

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Dec 11 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 12/7-12/13, 2015)

We’re coming closer to the end of eSports Weekly, but that certainly doesn’t mean that the news is slowing down. We’ve got what might be the biggest CS:GO update ever, as well as more roster changes in the League of Legends scene, and more, in this week’s eSports Weekly. The Wild, Wild West: The Counter-Strike …

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Dec 11 2015

NEWS: Gearbox Opens Studio in Quebec


Gearbox Studios has now opened, and is now hiring for, their brand new location in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. This branch is led by Sebastien Caisse and Pierre-Andre Dery and is hoping to attract enough new recruits to hit triple-A game production in 2016. Caisse was previously a part of Quebecor Media, where he partnered with Sony and …

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Dec 04 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 11/30-12/6, 2015)

It’s a post holiday version of the eSports Weekly. It pains me to say that this month will be the last month of eSports Weekly as HalfBeard’s HUD will be closing at the end of this calendar year. But we’re saving goodbyes for the final installment, so let’s get right to the news. The Game …

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Dec 04 2015

NEWS: Telltale Games Announces Batman Game for 2016


They’ve conquered Fables, The Walking Dead, Minecraft, Game of Thrones, Monkey Island, Back to the Future, and Borderlands. Come 2016, Telltale Games will be able to add Batman to their expanding list of impressive IPs. A trailer, revealed during The Game Awards, shows some stylistic flourishes relating to the cape crusader’s noir-ish elements. “At Telltale, we’ve been honored …

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Nov 20 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 11/16-11/22, 2015)

This week we focus on the plethora of roster and rule changes made in the North American LCS, and we preview this weekend’s IEM San Jose event. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. LoL: TSM Unveils New Full Roster and Coaches While potential legal battles may loom over their acquisition of jungler Svenskeren, …

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Nov 13 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 11/9-11/15, 2015): All The Roster Changes Edition

Boy did I pick a week to take off. I figured with the World Championships and the DreamHack major coming to a conclusion two weeks ago, that last week would be a good time for a short vacation. BUT I WAS WRONG. Little did I know that the wildest LCS off-season in years would kickoff …

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Nov 09 2015

NEWS: Desert Bus for Hope Rides Again on November 14th


As reported in years past, Desert Bus for Hope will once again be hitting the road come November 14th at exactly 10AM PST. For those not in the know, DBH raises money for Child’s Play, a charity that raises funds to purchase toys and games for children in over 70 hospitals around the world. DBH …

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Nov 07 2015

NEWS: The Witcher Receives Movie Adaptation


The massively popular and award winning series, The Witcher, is getting a movie adaptation. The film will be based on the novels by Andrzek Sapkowsky, specifically the short stories of “The Wticher,” and “Lesser Evil.” The films will be developed by Studio Platige and Sean Daniels, of Mummy fame. Tomasz Baginsky, an Oscar nominee, will …

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Nov 02 2015

NEWS: McDonald’s Offers Free Pokemon


Pokemon has always been big. Since it’s North American launch in 1996, kids of all ages have been catching the critters on all of Nintendo’s mobile consoles and in other formats as well. But now McDonald’s is making things even easier for us collectors. Starting in November and into December, McDonalds’ in North America will …

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