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Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

Cloning around in the garage. Every time I strap into VR, I know I’m in for a treat. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is proof of that. As soon as I start the game, I am instantly transported into the living room you see so many times on the show. After a few minutes just aimlessly mucking about with all the objects I could grab at, I figure out how to start the game. Now I know this sounds...[Read More]

Multiplayer Mayhem: Brawlhalla, Death Squared, Sombrero

My favorite genre may be epic adventure, but as far as community-building, friendship-rending, knock-down-drag-out good times go, nothing tops a great multiplayer game. The floor of PAX was full of brawlers, co-ops, and friendly competitions to the death, and I had the privilege to play a few of these games and chat with the developers. Now it’s time to pass the word along to you about all the swe...[Read More]

The Future of Brawlhalla

Do you remember what it was like (or maybe you still do it) to be sitting home with your friends getting your “Smash bros” on? I had the opportunity this PAX East weekend to check out Brawlhalla by Blue Mammoth Games and I must say, I am a little embarrassed to say that it was my first time checking out this game. Brawlhalla is a 2D platform fighting brawler game. It brought back all the...[Read More]

The Benefits of NOT Entering Early Access

What makes for a successful game these days? Many factors can contribute to this, but more recently we’ve seen a decline in the content of games through early access on steam. Too often do we see developers trap themselves in “alpha hell” by forcing their games into steam early access in hopes of getting high traffic user feedback. This rarely happens unfortunately… for multiple reasons. From pers...[Read More]

Adventure with Heart: Hob, Frostrune, and Pit People

Since 2004, the Penny Arcade Expo has been an opportunity for developers across the world to showcase their creations, from mobile puzzlers to epic open world adventures. The true joy, however, is to see how much love and passion these developers have put into their games; countless hours of concept art, story boarding, and code writing all coming together to make an interactive experience for gam...[Read More]

Tobii Eye Tracker: Kill Robots With Your Eyes

Tobii is a technology that allows computers to understand what you are looking at by using an eye tracker. With it, you can complement keyboards, mice and gamepads as an input method for a new game experience. You can automatically center the target when you look at them! Your point of gaze will control what’s being shown on the screen. Tobii creates eye tracker devices, including integration...[Read More]

What is Twitch Integration?

Trading. Online co-op. Tournament ranking systems and hidden achievements. Since the dawn of gaming, developers have always been on the lookout for new features to widen their audiences and draw them in, and since the rise of live streaming and Twitch, we’ve seen an increase in one particularly interesting feature: Twitch Integration. What is Twitch Integration?Twitch Integration allows...[Read More]

The Science Behind Licking Nintendo Switch Cartridges

As I’m sure most people are aware, exciting things are happening in the world of console gaming with the release of Nintendo’s latest system, The Switch. This console has been noted for its portability, multiplayer capabilities, and the return of the classic cartridge system. However, one way or another, people have come to find out that these new cartridges are incredibly bitter to the taste buds...[Read More]

Top Male YouTubers & Twitch Streamers (2017)

Ok so just over a year ago I hit you all with a small list of the top FEMALE YouTubers and Twitch stars (Small List of the Best Female Streamers & YouTubers). So you might be wondering, “Vigo, no recognition for the fellas?” Well the wait is over and it’s finally here! Here are your top Male YouTubers & Twitch Streamers of 2017.  Did your favorite guy make the list?  ...[Read More]

The Evolution of MOBA Games

“Two men enter, one man leaves! Two men enter, one man leaves!” This iconic chant from the 1985 post-apocalyptic classic, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, embodies the ideal of one of the most popular genres in gaming: Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas (aka MOBAs). Throwing two teams of players into a battle zone, through a combination of teamwork, strategy, and skill, one team emerges victorious while ...[Read More]

CS:GO Breaks Twitch Concurrent Viewer Record: 1 Million Viewers

Over the weekend ELeague’s Twitch channel destroyed concurrent Twitch viewership record by bringing in over 1 million concurrent viewers during the grand finale of the tenth Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major. The match between Virtus.pro and Astralis reached 1.026 million viewers just as members of Astralis held up their trophy to celebrate. eSports tournaments and their teams continue ...[Read More]

College eSports is Changing the Landscape of Sports

When people think about College sports they usually think about the traditional sports of football and baseball.  Moving into the collegiate sports scene, eSports has been well adopted by the universities  and has not stopped growing since its first introduction. Not surprisingly, Riot’s League of Legends, one of the most played games in the world, is perhaps the most widespread in...[Read More]

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