Category Archive: News

Oct 22 2014

NEWS: Hearthstone Coming to Android by end of Year, Phone Devices in 2015

The digital CCG that many thought wouldn’t take off, Hearthstone, is getting ready to hit Android devices before year’s end and iPhone and Android phones by 2015. Over 20 million players have jumped onto Hearthstone making it a smashing success and now Blizzard is looking to expand that market, or at least allow players to …

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Oct 21 2014

[UPDATED] NEWS: Game Dev Gives Death Threats to Gabe Newell, Game Unsurprisingly Removed from Steam

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UPDATE: Both Mike Maulbeck and Code Avarice as a company have apologized for the incident. In an effort to smooth things over, Mike has left CA, selling his half of the company to his partner. Mike’s statement can be found here and CA’s official formal apology can be found here. While death threats are never …

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Oct 20 2014

Matthew Szlapka Leaves Us Today but We Wish Him the Best of Luck.

I’m sad to announce that our long-time feature writer, Matthew Szlapka, will no longer be writing here on HalfBeard’s HUD. This split was decided upon mutually between him and I last week, mainly due to concerns of scheduling and the rigors of content generation. He’s moving on to focus on his primary career as a …

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Oct 20 2014

NEWS: Master Chief Collection to Contain day-one 20 GB Update

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Gamers looking to pick up Halo: The Master Chief Collection should start thinking about making space on their hard drive. Even though the game nearly fills an entire Blu-ray disc, there will also be a large day-one update for the release. The patch will be around 20 GBs. This collection contains 4 Halo games, all …

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Oct 17 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 10/13-10/19)

This week, we preview the climactic Grand Finals of the 2014 LoL World Championships, we take a look at the upcoming qualifiers for the CS:GO DreamHack Winter event, and Sony has started a new eSports league. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. League of Legends World Championships Grand Finals Preview A month ago …

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Oct 17 2014

NEWS: Google Enters the Android Console War with their new Nexus Console.

We have all been joking about it for some time, but now it looks like a sort of b-rated console wars will be starting up. Google’s latest living-room box is the Nexus, and features access to apps, games, and “entertainment tailored for you“. The system comes with a remote for navigation, but also utilizes voice …

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Oct 14 2014

NEWS: Runescape CCG Coming in 2015

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Hearthstone might indeed appear on many ‘best of’ lists this year, and it has certainly been much more popular than I thought it would be. Perhaps intending to follow Blizzard’s lead, Jagex is bringing their own take on the CCG to the digital realm with Chronicles: Runescape Legends. The game will be a bit different …

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Oct 10 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 10/6-10/12)

The semifinals of the League of Legends World Championships and the grand finals of ESL One NY Dota 2 are set to kick off, a CS:GO player gets VAC banned in the middle of a tournament game, and some judgmental prick doesn’t understand why anyone would want to watch someone play video games. This and …

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Oct 09 2014

NEWS: Telltale Games Offers Clues for Game of Thrones

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Video games and Game of Thrones, seems like a perfect match, no? Well, there hasn’t exactly been a bevy of quality games with the fantasy title attached to it. Telltale is hoping to turn this around when they release their own adaptation of the series, but no details have been announced… until now! While nothing …

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Oct 03 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 9/29-10/5)

More updates from the League of Legends World Championships! Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gets a new update and a new major tournament announced! And Blizzard want a better eSports product from World of Warcraft? This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly! League of Legends World Championships Update The knockout rounds of the LoL World Championships …

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