Category Archive: News

Jul 30 2015

NEWS: Wii U Reaches 10 Million Unit Sales

Nintendo’s latest console has finally reached 10 million units shipped. Nintendo’s Wii U has been on something of a slow burn, but a solid future game line-up has likely helped provide the console sales at a steady rate of growth. Nintendo reports a 20.8% increase in net profits over this quarter last year. Nintendo credits sales of …

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Jul 27 2015

NEWS: Another Massive Update Coming to Splatoon in August

Many were skeptical of Nintendo’s brand new IP when it was first announced. I mean c’mon, Nintendo? Really? The guys who make Mario and Zelda games? how could they possibly make an engaging shooter? Well, the fact is that they have indeed done it, but now, like any good online shooter, they need to keep …

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Jul 27 2015

NEWS: China Lifts ban on Video Game Consoles

If you live in China, you’ll soon be able to buy the latest and greatest from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo consoles without any restrictions (that we know of yet). The ban dates back to 2000 when the government of China’s cultural ministry enacted it under the often claimed basis that video games have a negative …

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Jul 24 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 7/20-7/26, 2015)

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It’s the final week of the LCS summer split regular season! We recap the action in the European LCS, and preview the last weekend of North American LCS play. This plus more, including ESL’s new drug testing policy and Hearthstone’s new expansion, in this week’s eSports Weekly! ESL To Begin Drug Testing for Major Events …

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Jul 17 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 7/13-7/19, 2015)

This week we continue to monitor the impressive run of Cloud 9’s CS:GO team, as well as recap the ESWC and preview the FACEIT League Finals. This and more, including our LCS roundup, in this week’s eSports Weekly! LCS: Fnatic Moves Closer to Perfect Season, and it’s Down to the Wire in North America Only …

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Jul 10 2015

eSports Weekly (7/6-7/12, 2015)

This week we recap last weekend’s hectic ESL ESEA Pro League finals, and preview the upcoming Electronic Sports World Cup. This, including our weekly LCS roundup, and more in this week’s eSports Weekly! CS:GO: ESL Finals Results, ESWC Preview The finale of the first ESL ESEA Pro League is now wrapped up, and it goes …

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Jul 03 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 6/29-7/5, 2015)

It’s been a festive week for everyone here at HalfBeard’s HUD, as we celebrate both Canada Day and the 4th of July, but that won’t stop your weekly dose of eSports news. This week we look at the astonishing turn of events at the ESL ESEA Pro League Finals, we do our weekly LCS roundup, …

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Jun 26 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 6/22-6/28, 2015)

This week, we recap the halfway week of the LCS summer split, including Fnatic’s impressive run and the issues facing TSM. We also look at the ongoing Gfinity CS:GO Summer Masters event, and the controversy surrounding the new organization Renegades. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. LCS Week Five: Fnatic Firing On All …

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Jun 19 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 6/15-6/21, 2015)

In this post-E3 edition of eSports Weekly, we preview this weekend’s Dota 2 action in the ESL One Frankfurt finals, we once again recap and preview the respective European and North American LCS action, and take a look at how the world of esports might change after E3. This and more in this week’s eSports …

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Jun 12 2015

eSports Weekly (Week of 6/8-6/14 2015)

This week on eSports Weekly, we once again take a look at all the LCS action, as well as recap the wonderful week MLG has been having. This and more in this week’s pre-E3 version of eSports Weekly. LCS: Fnatic Maintains Dominance, Origen Finally Falls, Challenger Teams Determined Only three weeks into the EU summer …

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