Category Archive: News

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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Oct 31 2014

NEWS: New Battlefield Game in 2016 and Star Wars Battlefront in 2015, EA Confirms

Shoot the enemy, capture the flag, win points, upgrade equipment, fly planes into buildings – the next iteration of Battlefield is on the way. Sometime in 2016, gamers will get to play the next numbered chapter in the military shooter series. This was confirmed along with some other interesting details, much of which was already …

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Oct 28 2014

NEWS: Mojang’s ‘Scrolls’ Releases This November

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Mojang might be known mostly for the wildly successful game, Minecraft, but there is more to the studio. They’ve quietly been working on a card-based tactics game called Scrolls for the past few years now and it looks to be slated for a November release. Scrolls will have players craft decks made up of units, spells, …

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Oct 27 2014

NEWS: Nintendo Releases Spooky Pumpkin Stencils for Halloween

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We hope you are excited to celebrate Halloween, because we sure are and so is Nintendo! They want you to celebrate the holiday by showing off your geek-side in style. You can head over to Play Nintendo and print out PDFs to make a Bowser pumpkin, a Boo pumpkin, or a Shy Guy pumpkin. You can …

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Oct 24 2014

eSports Weekly (Week of 10/20-10/26)

The League of Legends World Championships produced a grand champion, and then ALL THE ROSTER CHANGES started to happen. And ESL made some major announcements that fans of Microsoft will thoroughly enjoy. This and more in this week’s eSports Weekly. LoL: Worlds Finals Recap And Post-World Roster Change Madness The grand finals of the 2014 …

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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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