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The Rise, Fall and Unexpected Revival of Mario Strikers Charged

Mario Strikers Charged took what made its predecessor shine as a competitive title and cranked it up to 11. MSC stands as a shining example of how to make a sequel to an esports title, but that’s not the only important part of this game’s legacy.

How Did PC Gaming Dominate South Korea?

hile arcades became a huge part of Japan’s culture, their South Korean neighbors went another direction and created a gaming culture from another console instead.

Battle Royale Esports Disaster - Collapse Of The H1Z1 Pro League

Unfortunately for H1Z1, while it was massively popular for a while, it couldn’t maintain its momentum, and PUBG and Fortnite quickly overtook it. In an attempt to keep their game afloat, H1Z1’s creators decided to go all in…

Smash Bros' Newest Prodigy - The Story of Jmook

Super Smash Bros Melee has recently seen a lot of new talent emerge onto the scene. With an impressive tournament track record and professional work ethic, one player, in particular, has stood out as potentially one of the best in the world.

The Tragedy of Halo Infinite - Can This Game Find Esports Redemption?

What happened to Halo Infinite and can this game be able to find esports redemption? I am a diehard halo fan. I’ve played all the games, read all the books, and spent weeks to months of my life playing Lone Wolf ranked, ghostbusters, and fat-kid custom games, and making beautiful, detailed maps in forge.

The Gacha Game Takeover - Loot Boxes, Waifus, and Gambling?

Have you ever wanted something so badly that despite how unlikely the odds, you’ll pour time and money into try and get it? Are you a master of convincing yourself that “the next drop will have what you want”? Would you willingly spend 8 hours of your day rolling a slot machine just to get the last piece in a set? If you said yes to all of these, you are most likely a gacha player.

Nintendo’s Accidental Fighting Game - Mario Tennis Aces

Mario Tennis Aces is a sports game that plays remarkably like a fighting game. It may look like tennis, but by all metrics – complex tech, RPS interactions, mind games, footsies – this is a fighting game. Today we’re going to talk about a title for the Nintendo Switch that has been taken to its limits by a small community of dedicated tennis lovers.

Electronic Arts Is For Sale - Amazon, Apple, and Comcast Want To Buy?

The video game industry as of late has seen the likes of Sony and Microsoft engage in a race to acquire other studios and consolidate their respective collection of IPs and publishing talent.

Anime MOBA Battle Royale Hybrid? - Eternal Return

Eternal Return is a free-to-play MOBA battle royale developed by the Korean company Nimble Neuron. It was released on October 14th, 2020 in early access on Steam. The game revolves around a shadowy organization known as AGLAIA that is using a secluded island to conduct experiments on human beings to create a new race of extraordinary humans

The Roblox Counter-Strike Clone That Became An Esport - Counter Blox

With over 20 years passing since its initial release and multiple iterations of the game, this tactical shooter is now one of the biggest esport titles today. Fans worldwide witnessed years of professional gameplay, legends in the making, and teams that solidified their names on history books forever.

The U.S. Army Makes Video Games - More Than Just A Recruitment Tool?

Some series were created with the end goal being fun, profit, or both. However, for the United States government, there are other reasons to make a video game. America’s Army is one such case, a series now over 20 years in development created and published by an entity not known for its game development history.

This Game Has INSANE Esports Potential - Pokémon Unite

Pokemon Unite is a title with a lot of esports potential after having a dedicated competitive community take root, developer support, and even a $1 million tournament on the horizon.

Fleta's Stealthy Tracer Strike - Pro Overwatch 2 Micro Plays

Welcome to another episode of Overwatch Micro Plays, a video series that documents great plays from the Overwatch League that can sometimes fall under the radar or happen off-screen but are nonetheless impressive in their own right.

Evolution of Reaper - Overwatch Meta Archives

As the years have come and gone, many minor changes from the devs adjusted Reaper ever so slightly, with a few changing his playstyle entirely. Today, we’re going to look into just how this character has changed and if it was for the better, or for the worse. This is the evolution of Reaper.

What Happened To Spellbreak? - Rise and Fall of a Magical Battle Royale

What happened to Spellbreak? For a new game to stand out in the battle royale market, game developers needed to take the genre in new directions that hadn’t been explored yet. Eventually, one indie game company saw how fun and exciting the battle royale genre could be and thought “Could we do a cool, interesting fantasy version of that and make it into something awesome?” Rather than using guns, this team thought that magic was the way forward, and looked to go toe to toe with the giants of the battle royale genre. This is the rise and fall of Spellbreak.

Can Mario Golf Be An Esport?

Today, we’re talking about a game with all the features we love to see featured on this channel. Gameplay that demands quick reactions, complicated strategies that reward intense study, and skill expression that rewards those select few who commit to fully mastering the game.