Tag: Gaming

Square Enix goes nostalgic with HD remakes

Square Enix offices

Square Enix has recently announced that they will be releasing high definition (HD) remakes of their most popular older titles. According to their 2015 Annual Report, they plan on developing HD versions of their past intellectual property (IP) for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 by 2016.     “We will revitalise some of our strong… Read More

Trailblazing gaming commentator TotalBiscuit battles cancer

John "TotalBiscuit" Bain

Popular video game YouTuber John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, tweeted on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer, and has been given a life expectancy of two to three years.   Gamers around the world were saddened by this news, as Bain has been heavily involved in the gaming and e-sports community for the… Read More

Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ beta could decide game’s fate

Overwatch promo graphic

Blizzard announced on Wednesday that they will be inviting the first wave of beta testers to try out their newest first-person shooter (FPS) “Overwatch” on Oct. 27.     “Overwatch” is Blizzard’s first attempt at a FPS, so many fans of the developer want to be a part of the testing phase to get a… Read More

Nintendo’s stock on the rise after recent mobile gaming shift

Nintendo’s stock rose by four percent in October after the company announced they would be investing in the Niantic mobile gaming company to develop the augmented reality game “Pokemon Go.”         It came as a surprise to many when the company started shifting their focus to mobile phone games, especially since they already develop… Read More

Blizzard stands against third-party ‘Hearthstone’ software

The developers of the web app HearthArena have announced that they are creating an in-game overlay for “Hearthstone” that will rate cards to help players make better decks in arenas. Blizzard has since spoken out against this app because they don’t approve of third-party software in their games.             “Like any third party programs… Read More

Can e-sport leagues survive outside of online streaming?

Counter Strike promo image

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) has announced that they are developing a “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” e-sports league that will air on television in 2016.   Almost every e-sports league exclusively airs online, but TBS has made the bold decision to bring “Counter-Strike” to their network. The league will have two seasons each year that will last… Read More

The Oculus Rift gets an estimated release date and price tag

Users demo the Oculus Rift device

During the Oculus Connect developer’s conference on Thursday, the vice president of product at Oculus VR, Nate Mitchell, told reporters that their Oculus Rift system will be released in the first quarter of 2016.         The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality gaming device that will include a headset, sensor, and an Xbox One controller… Read More

Augmented reality ‘Pokemon Go’ mobile game coming in 2016

Pokemon Go start screen

The Pokemon Company has released an announcement trailer for “Pokemon Go,” a mobile game for iOS and Android devices that allows the player to find their favorite pocket monsters in the real world.       Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have teamed up with augmented reality mobile game developer Niantic to make this app… Read More