BlizzCon 2015 is in full swing now, which means lots of incoming announcements about Blizzard games -- such as this one about an upcoming StarCraft DLC story expansion pack called "Nova Covert Ops."Read More
SO. MUCH. TALENT.
10/10. Would boot again.
I don't know where people get the idea that the gaming community, despite many of its incredibly polite and welcoming members, is an uninviting place for women. Ha! Just kidding. It's things like "one of the common ways to say you're going to obliterate someone is still by using the word 'rape,' as though that's somehow acceptable behavior." As it turns out, this StarCraft 2 tournament isn't accepting that behavior.Read More
Gaming tournaments are hardly a new thing. People have been playing video games against each other, tournament-style, since the dawn of time, or at least since the dawn of competitive multiplayer video games. You know what is new though? Offering a million dollars and upward to the winners. No, these aren't Call of Duty tournaments or some other kind of twitch shooter, we're talking MOBAs. If you aren't familiar, MOBAs are Multiplayer Online Battle Areas, a style of game born from the Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients. For the launch of DOTA 2 (which is a confusing topic in and of itself), Valve is holding a DOTA 2 tournament (streaming live here) and handing out 1 million buckaroonies to the champ.
This isn't the first time a video game tournament has had a "big" payout. Last year, GSL (Global Starcraft League) offered the equivalent of $500,000 U.S. in prizes, but that was over a series of tournaments where each grand prize was around $85,000 and runners-up around $25,000. Needless to say, this DOTA 2 tournament (which is based on an unreleased game no less) blows GSL out of the water when it comes to largest lump prize. But that's not even the half of it.Read More
A poster on the TeamLiquid Starcraft 2 forum named Lomilar has devised a program, called Evolution Chamber, that uses genetic algorithms to find the most optimal build orders for the Zerg race. As indicated by the above video, the build method seems to provide a fairly large winning percentage, making the strategy nearly unstoppable for the time being.Read More
StarCraft 2 dropships, hatches, spawns, or ports in at midnight tonight, and although our Power Grid won't go up until Thursday, we'd like to pay tribute to one of the longest lived popular games in history with a little collection of our favorite Zerg rush videos. Ah, zerg... a noun, and a very very dangerous verb.Read More
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