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    Over 100 students attend Chapman eSports Overwatch and Smash Bros. tournament

    Last Friday, Chapman University’s eSports club held their inaugural Fall Smash Bash, an open tournament for Nintendo’s fighter Super Smash Bros. Melee and Blizzard’s flagship shooter Overwatch. Over 100 people attended the TeSPA and PizzaPress sponsored event, including a handful of non-Chapman students. Among the competitors, Chapman’s official Overwatch team entered the 3v3 tournament. Chapman […] More

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    The Loss of Local Multiplayer Part 2: Remembering Our Story

    Local multiplayer is slipping from the gaming mainstream. Games that were once defined by their incorporation of split-screen and cooperative campaign  have been cutting the features in recent years. In part one of this article I traced the decline of local multiplayer through the Halo franchise and discussed some of the attitudes that inform this evidently industry-wide […] More

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    Nintendo’s Huge Smash Bros. Announcements

    This afternoon, Nintendo announced that Corrin, from Fire Emblem: Fates, and Bayonetta will be the last additions to the Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS character roster. Though Nintendo made no promises, the characters should be available for download in February 2016. While Corrin seems to have drawn a general “fmeh” from American audiences, Bayonetta looks pretty […] More

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    Reminder: Smash 4 Ballot Closes on Saturday 10/03/15!

    I know we’re all playing around with the new patch, but let’s not forget that we still have time to vote for our favorite Nintendo characters in the Smash 4 ballot!   The ballot has sparked many debates about which characters are viable for fighting or even worth considering for a spot in Nintendo’s popular […] More

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    Nintendo Takes E3 By Trading Conference for Community at the Nintendo World Championships

    Nintendo announced their E3 plans today with a quirky video confirming the return of their Digital Event which they tried out at last year’s E3. The Digital Event was a souped up version of Nintendo’s beloved Nintendo Direct series that included humorous sketches and developer interviews in favor of President Satoru Iwata speaking clumsy English […] More

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    How Smash 4 Hyped The World

    Note: For those uninterested in my short introduction, click here to access the story I compiled. With the implementation of the new Super Smash Bros. patch, now is an excellent time to recap the story of Smash 4. For those who are not familiar with Smash lingo, to hype is to use anticipation in order […] More

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    Nintendo Direct 4.1.15

    Everyone was worried about April’s Nintendo Direct as it happened to be on April Fool’s Day. However, at 3:00 P.M. when the video aired, it was already April 2nd in Japan where Nintendo’s headquarters is. Everything included in the Direct was no joke and it was awesome. Here is the entire video if you would […] More

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    A RARE Weekend at EVO

    I’ve spent most of the day watching the EVO Melee livestream. In fact, it just ended. It finally gave me a reason to use the Twitch app on Xbox One. On a side note, it is really refreshing to finally be able to watch streams on my tv instead of my laptop. Anyway, tonight I […] More

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    The Bare Blog Minimum

    This post was adapted from the original Tumblr blog. There has been a lack of written content this week as I focus my attention on the presentation of the blog. This may be a Tumblr blog with a generic theme, but I’m doing all I can to make this  feel like an actual website. I’ve […] More