Category Archive: News

Nov 24 2014

NEWS: Valve Releases new Guidelines for Early Access Titles

Steam’s Early Access program has certainly been a positive tool for both gamers and developers. Games like Rust have shown that an active community with devs who listen can create great things, however, some devs seem to either abuse or neglect the system. Probably the most high profile example is that of Double Fine’s Spacebase …

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Nov 21 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 11/17-11/23)

It’s patch fever here on eSports Weekly! We’re looking at the new updates for League and Dota 2, as well as the opening tournaments for the Halo Championship Series. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly! LoL: Patch 4.20 Released, LCS Allows On-Stage Coaching During Drafts It’s been a big week of changes for …

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Nov 14 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 11/10-11/16)

It’s finally snowing here in quiet Rhode Island, so that means it’s time to put on your wool socks and snuggle up to your favorite weekly eSports column! This week we recap the events of BlizzCon, discuss the latest CS:GO update,  talk about the ongoing King of Kings tournament, and more, in this week’s eSports …

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Nov 13 2014

NEWS: Original Creative Director of Assassin’s Creed Launches Game Studio


Patrice Désilets, who was the original creative director behind Assassin’s Creed, has launched a brand new gaming studio. The studio is clearly just starting up, with a website that only contains a newsletter sign-up form. Désilets’ name is perhaps best-known because of a lawsuit he filed against Ubisoft in regards to the circumstances of his termination. …

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Nov 11 2014

NEWS: More Amiibo Figures Coming in 2015


Nintendo of Japan has posted some new Amiibo figures on their website. Two waves will be arriving in 2015, which is on top of the ones already scheduled for the end of 2014. The first wave of 2015 will consist of Lucario, Rosalina, Bowser, Toon Link, Sheik, Ike, Meta Knight, and King Dedede. These have a …

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Nov 07 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 11/3-11/9)

This week, 343 Industries announces a competitive Halo league, an ugly incident at the eSports World Cup takes place, a huge roster shake-up changes the competitive Counter-Strike scene, our Editor-in-Chief reports in from a Nintendo Smash Club event, and much more in this week’s eSports Weekly. 343 Industries Announces Halo Championship Series, Partnering With ESL …

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Nov 06 2014

NEWS: Dark Horse and Deep Silver Release Free Dead Island Comic


Comic book tie-ins with video game franchises are happening more and more. It’s a great way to expand the universe of any property, keeps the interest up, and has the potential for a crossover audience. Dark Horse and Deep Silver are continuing this trend by releasing a free digital comic in anticipation of the upcoming …

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Nov 05 2014

NEWS: Destiny 2 Could be in the Works

During a recent post-earnings financial call, Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, stated that they are indeed working on future installments of the Destiny series. “Work has also begun on future expansion packs, as well as on our next full game release.” This isn’t terribly surprising, during the game’s development, Bungie built up the idea …

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Nov 04 2014

NEWS: Sega Arcade Classics Heading to 3DS

Sega has just announced that they will be doing a second run of classics on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, this time focusing on arcade games, starting with After Burner 2 sometime in 2015. The other titles will be Thunder Blade, Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone 2,  and Outrun. These games will take advantage of the handheld’s …

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Oct 31 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 10/27-11/2)

This week, we gear up for the main event of the eSports World Championships for CS:GO, as well as all of the world championships for Blizzard games this weekend. We also discuss a huge LoL team shakeup, and more, in this week’s eSports Weekly. CS:GO: ESWC Group Stage Results, Main Event Preview The eSports World …

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