October 28, 2015

Germany & Poland To Compete For Glory In CS:GO Tournament Hosted By eSport Specialist ‘Playday Online’

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Playday Online, the League of Legends and Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) international eSports tournament specialist and platform has announced that registration has begun to their upcoming CS:GO Poland vs. Germany tournament hosted and sponsored in a collaboration with PaySafeCard and Pukawka.pl.

The main tournament will occur November 2nd, with semi-finals and finals being broadcast on Twitch.tv Tournament details have been posted online and players will  compete for a combined pool of prizes worth €2.000 to the top-7 contestants. The cap has been set to 128 competing teams, and there will be a random draw of an extra €200 to a lucky team by the end of the event.

Registration is here, and further information can be found on the users website https://playdayonline.com/


League of legends team Impulse is for sale

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

E-sports is big money, there can be no denying that at this point. So its no surprise that just like other pro sports team, League teams can be bought and sold. What is a surprise is one that is in the LCS (basically the major leagues of LoL) for sale at the time of the world championship.  The team in question is Impulse, whom are already qualified for the 2016 LCS, meaning the sale comes with their spot as well as players, and other assets.

Team Impulse COO Alex Gu said in an interview with  GameSpot that thoughts of a sale first came up in September, but the decision wasn’t made until last week. Impuse did not have a good season this year in the LCS with plagued with player difficulties they failed to qualify for the World Championships finishing fourth at the LCS Summer Playoffs and falling to Cloud9 in theRegional Qualifier. Though no asking price was cited, the teams sale must be concluded quickly so they can be prepared for the 2016 season.

“We want to shift the ownership from the team to a local investor ideally,” a Team Impulse rep said in an email sent to Kotaku confirming the sale. “We are currently performing due diligence and having some conversations. We hope to announce a successful strategic transaction soon.”

Hopefully this does not become a trend, as personally I have no desire to see League teams changing hands over one bad season.




Community Created Battlefield 4 Map Deployed

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

I’m sure of one thing – that the Battlefield community certainly is passionate about one of their favorite games, Battlefield 4. Developers at DICE LA have been working with the community for the past six months on a brand new map called Operation Outbreak which has now been released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC for free!

How did the developers work with the community? By collecting feedback through various community forums, official polls, social media and other outlets to help shape every aspect of this map. Through what EA calls the Community Test Environment players were able to preview the map while in development.

The end result is the final infantry focused jungle map which EA has made the focus of a brand new trailer released through YouTube.

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Tales From the Bordelands is Surprisingly Engaging

Posted on October 28, 2015 by Fionna Schweit

Review by Hoodie Joy

“what do you expect out of an episodic story based game?”

I found myself asking this often. Tales from the Borderlands is my first of this genre, and I took the opportunity to review it because it seemed like a good way to try out episodic games. I loved both Borderlands 1 and 2, but this game is not either of those.

Tales from the Borderlands was a pleasant surprise. I went into the game expecting a comedic game with somewhat likeable characters, that were more funny, than interesting or lovable. This might sound like a very negative outlook on the game, but I never really found much to love about borderlands characters. They were funny and amusing, but never made me care.

Being a story focused game, I am hesitant to spoil anything off the bat with specific facts, but some things are important: There is a Canon lesbian couple, who are both badasses. They are not queerbaited. They are not made fun of. They are treated the same as all the other crew, and were extraordinarily human. The game makes you like some people I really did not expect to like. This is of course, relevant to my specific playthrough, but there are many characters who have done some terrible things, and your choices can lead to very likeable and friendly outcomes. At the end of the story I believe there were around 5 characters I originally expected nothing but comedic amusement from, who not only delivered on that, but also showed a genuinely interesting and complicated character.

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