Category Archive: News

Jul 29 2014

NEWS: Evil Geniuses Tease Return To CS:GO

The competitive organization known as Evil Geniuses continue to tease the possibility of returning to the Counter-Strike series. EG had wiped their hands of the Counter-Strike series after they had shut down their 1.6 team in January of 2012. We had heard nothing from EG relating to Counter-Strike until this past October, when EG tweeted this: …

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Jul 25 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 7/21-7/27)

We’re recapping the results and news from last weekend’s International main event, talking about Google’s purchase of Twitch, TI4′s coverage on ESPN, the return of an original Dota hero, and the retirement of one of China’s best players. This and more in this week’s eSports weekly. The International 4 Results Well, the biggest eSports event …

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Jul 24 2014

NEWS: Uncharted Movie set for 2016

Comic Book movies have certainly taken off in the past few years (not just in popularity, but financially as well), so why shouldn’t this trend go work for video games too? While I know we can all think of many examples of terrible video game movies, there have been only a few good ones that I can …

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Jul 24 2014

NEWS: EA Gives out The Sims 2 for Free

EA has recently announced that they will be pulling their support plug on The Sims 2, which saw release in 2004. EA will now be upgrading all Sims 2 owners to the Ultimate Collection, and for a limited time, anyone can go and download the game for free. To get your free copy of The …

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Jul 18 2014

eSports Weekly Special: The International Edition

The Dota 2 International Championships Main Event kicks off this Friday, and one of the biggest developments was announced yesterday by Valve. For the first time ever, the Dota 2 International championships will be streamed through the ESPN networks. Matches will be taking place on ESPN3, ESPN’s online streaming channel, and an exclusive grand final …

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Jul 18 2014

NEWS: Microsoft to Close Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft has officially confirmed that Xbox Entertainment Studios will soon close. The studio was in charge of the coming Xbox original programming including the live action Halo series and the Atari documentary. Though these programs are slated to continue, the status of some others, such as the live action segments of Quantum Break, is unknown. …

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Jul 16 2014

NEWS: Huge Lay Offs Expected From Microsoft

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is gearing up for its largest round of lay offs since 2009. The 2009 actions saw the loss of 5,800 jobs. Obviously these jobs could be cut from all around the company, but the Xbox team could be in for some trouble. The group’s UK marketing team has stumbled many times …

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Jul 14 2014

Same Awesome Site, Brand New Look!

Well we’ve finished shaving and we’re proud to present the brand new HalfBeard’s HUD!

Jul 11 2014

Don’t Adjust Your Sets…. HalfBeard’s HUD will be Back.

There’s some big changes coming here to HalfBeard’s HUD but we need a couple of days to make them happen. That being the case, as of 10:00PM PST tonight, we’ll be temporarily shutting down the site so we can get to work. We’ll be back up at 10:00AM PST Monday morning with a whole brand …

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Jul 11 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 7/7-7/13)

A recap of what’s going on at the International, Nintendo officially sponsors one of the biggest fighting tournaments, and the upcoming ESL CS:GO tournament gets some map changes. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. The International 4: What’s Happened So Far (Author’s Note: With the International carrying over into the weekend, this recap will …

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