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  • Un-Destined

    Going behind the scenes with Un-Destined: VR escape room experience

    Un-Destined was my first VR experience, and it set the VR bar very high.  The game is a combination of escape room and VR gameplay, requiring a team of players to cooperate both in and outside of the VR headset to solve puzzles and escape an elaborately designed escape room.  Last week, I had the […] More

  • Misango Juju

    Nintendo releases Misango, the 3rd ARMS DLC character

    On Nov. 15, Nintendo released Misango, the latest character for ARMS, as part of their free version 4.0 update for the game.  Misango, as with all previous DLC characters for ARMS, was also released with 3 new unlockable arms unique to his theme as well as a jungle themed stage.  He is the third DLC […] More

  • EA Battlefront II

    EA turns off microtransactions for Battlefront II

    On Nov. 17, EA announced that they would be temporarily removing microtransactions as an option for Battlefront II.  In their notice on Twitter, the company apologized for being unable to get the formula right and stressed that they would spend more time “listening, adjusting, balancing, and tuning.”  They also confirmed that the ability to purchase […] More

  • Dennis INTERNETHULK Hawelka

    The Overwatch community mourns the death of pro player Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka

    On Nov. 8, Team Liquid released the news that one of their coaches and former professional Overwatch player Dennis “INTERNETHULK” Hawelka had passed away.  Details surrounding his death have yet to be disclosed.  Hawelka had been the coach for Liquid’s now disbanded Overwatch team, and had been slated to coach for their League of Legends […] More

  • Destiny 2 Curse of Osiris

    Destiny 2’s Curse of Osiris expansion is arriving soon

    On October 30th, Bungie unveiled the trailer for the first Destiny 2 expansion, the Curse of Osiris, at Paris Games Week.  The expansion, which will be available December 5, centers on Osiris, a powerful figure in Destiny’s lore, and will send players to Mercury, an as yet unexplored planet in Destiny 2.  Bungie has claimed […] More

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    Everything you need to know about Pyro’s new gear

    Team Fortress 2’s Jungle Inferno update just dropped on Steam and with it a whole payload of brand new weapons ready for the Pyro to set a match ablaze.  Here’s everything you need to know about his new toys to get into the heat of things. Gearing Up Each new weapon for the Pyro can […] More

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    Activision patents a matchmaking system that encourages microtransactions

    Activision has recently received approval from the U.S. Patent and Trademark office on a patent for a matchmaking “system and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games.”  The gist of the program seems to be to match players depending on their use of microtransaction weapons or items. For example, if a player has purchased […] More

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    Team Fortress 2 just turned 10 years old

    This past Tuesday, October 10, Team Fortress 2 celebrated its 10th birthday since it’s release in 2007.  This year also saw the 18th birthday of the official series as whole, as the original Team Fortress was released on April 7, 1999.  Although no formal update or celebration has been announced by Valve yet, players are […] More

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    Stardew Valley just arrived on the Nintendo Switch

    Stardew Valley, the infamous farming simulator that blew up on Steam after it’s release early last year, was released on the Nintendo Switch yesterday, October 5th.  Available on the Nintendo eShop for $14.99, this will be the first portable version of the game to be released.  Not only that, but the Switch version of the […] More

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    The Trouble With Healers: Overwatch’s Greatest Flaw

    “Can somebody go healer?” If you’ve spent any amount of time in Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch, you’ve probably heard those words from a fellow teammate at least once before.  In a cast of 20+ heroes that boast diversity and unique mechanics, Blizzard has made it a point to make the experience of playing a healer, which […] More

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