Tag: video games

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

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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?

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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

FTC cracks down on deceptive advertising after Machinima scandal

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The video game content streaming company Machinima has agreed to settle on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) charges that they engaged in acts of “deceptive advertising” for Microsoft.      In 2014, the media streaming company was accused of taking money from Microsoft to help with a marketing campaign to promote the Xbox One. It was… Read More

CD Projekt Red raises the bar by offering free ‘Witcher’ content

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In July, CD Projekt Red started releasing 16 free pieces of downloadable content (DLC) for their game “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” and now gamers are hoping this trend starts catching on.   This set of free DLCs gave “Witcher” players new finishing moves, quests, weapons, and armor to add to the game’s many hours… Read More

‘Warcraft’ RTS series could revive after years of neglect

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During the 2015 Gamescom, Blizzard announced that “Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void” will be the end of the “Starcraft II” storyline, and that they will now consider making a new Warcraft real time strategy (RTS) game.       A “Warcraft” RTS hasn’t been released since “Warcraft III: Frozen Throne” in 2003, so fans have waited… Read More

Free-to-play MMOs: The future of the genre or doomed to fail?

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Carbine Studio’s online game, “Wildstar,” has been released for just over a year, yet they have already announced that it will be going free-to-play starting this fall.       “Wildstar” is one of many massively multiplayer online (MMO) games that has had to throw out their monthly subscription fee and base game cost in… Read More