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Meet Evil Geniuses

Radio Shack lives, lets you fight Dota champions and win free gear

After reading both Jon Bois' excellent adioS: The end of RadioShack, through the eyes of a store manager and A eulogy for RadioShack, the panicked and half-dead retail empire, you'll forgive me for forgetting that Radio Shack still sha...

 
 
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Electronic Arts

EA announces new Competitive Gaming Division

Electronic Arts has announced that it is launching a new Competitive Gaming Division (CGD). The new team will be led by EA's former COO, Peter Moore, who's switching to a new role as executive vice president and chief competition officer.&n...

 
 
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OHHHHHHH

Red Bull with the sickest of burns

Now you have to close your account, Monster Gaming. Those are the rules. @RedBullESPORTS [Twitter]

 
 
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My new hero

Mark Cuban: League of Legends is 'a real sport'

If you're like me, you know the name and face of Mark Cuban, but you probably don't know a whole lot about him. I put on my detective coat and hat and did some digging (read: Wikipedia) and found that he is a businessman, investor, fil...

 
 
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MMO PvP

Blade & Soul opens $35,000 world championship to the West

As announced earlier, Blade & Soul has a firm January 19, 2016 release date for North America and Europe, several years after being promised for release in those territories. Well, NC Soft wants to make it up to you. To start, a chance ...

 
 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's World Championship starts early next month, prize continues to grow

The best of the best Halo 5 players face off against each other in March 2016 at the Halo World Championship. Getting there is a long and arduous process though, and the road starts on December 6. That's when ladder play begins an...

 
 
The Wizard
When I was a kid in the ancient days of the early ‘90s I was part of a church youth group. Obviously this was before I morphed into a surly, foul-mouthed teen (and then an even more profane adult). Every year the youth ...   read

 
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Smash Bros.

Smash Bros. pro Zero has finally had his 53 tournament win streak broken

You might remember back in May the news that a Smash Bros. player had a bounty put on their head. If anyone could beat Gonzale “Zero” Barrios in a Smash Bros. tournament, they’d be paid $500. At the time, he had won 34 tou...

 
 
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eSports everyone!

The Classic Tetris World Championship is happening right now

The sixth annual Classic Tetris World Championship is happening right now, as you can see in the live stream below. The event is hosted by our good friend, Jess Brohard in the land of weird, Portland, Oregon.  The tournament takes...

 
 
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League of Legends

Riot bans key reseller G2A from sponsoring League teams

G2A is fairly infamous among game developers. The site is a third-party key reselling site, which sells game keys users have acquired (through various means), often without the permission of the developer. This means that often no money fro...

 
 
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Old ppl gonna old

Sports personality Colin Cowherd proves he is an out of touch dick

Colin Cowherd, a man who covers ancient sports, has been known to speak out against eSports having said that listening to eSports commentary was "the equivalent of me putting a gun in my mouth" after ESPN2 covered a Heroes of the Stor...

 
 
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eSports

Popular fantasy betting site moves into eSports

Popular podcast advertiser and fantasy sports betting service DraftKings introduced a new feature to let fans bet on eSports. The company, which is projected to give away $1 billion in prize money this year, released a video this morning ou...

 
 
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eSports

ESPN is hiring a dedicated eSports editor

The advent of eSports in mainstream media has taken off like a rocket lately. Big names like Red Bull are sponsoring teams and running editorial websites. ESPN's giving it front page placement during tournaments. In the instance of ESPN, it...

 
 
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Rocket League pro match

You need to watch the Rocket League grand finals

Major League Gaming (MLG) just completed hosting its first Rocket League tournament, and the grand finals was one of the most exciting things I have ever witnessed. The two competing teams were Cosmic Aftershock and Kings of Urba...

 
 
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Capcom Cup

Capcom Cup 2015 taking place at PlayStation Experience

Capcom Cup 2015, the culmination of the Capcom Pro Tour series of tournaments, will be hosted by Sony at its PlayStation Experience event. The Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament will take place Sunday, December 6 at the Moscone West buildin...

 
 
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eSports

ESL introduces random drug testing for their eSports tournaments

Last month news broke that eSports professionals were taking Adderall to improve their performance. Adderall is often prescribed to those with conditions such as ADHD or narcolepsy, and helps increase the attention of those taking it. It's ...

 
 
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Blizzard trademark

Blizzard trademarks eSports service Compete

More Blizzard speculation following that job listing for an undisclosed Diablo project. Last month, the company filed a trademark for something called Compete in the United States. It's an eSports thing, according to the USPTO summary of th...

 
 
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Counter-Strike

Valve isn't planning an International-style event for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Here’s something I never even thought of until today: Dota 2 is a huge eSport. The International is one of the biggest annual events in gaming, and this year had a prize pool of over $18 million. It’s by far the most played game...

 
 
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eSports

ESPN has a genuinely positive discussion about The International

Last week saw Dota 2’s annual championship The International take place in Seattle, with a huge $18 million being up for grabs in prize money. It is by far one of the biggest events in eSports, and recent years have seen the game be ...

 
 
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Super Smash Con

Results from the Super Smash Con tournament

[Image via John Michaels] The inaugural Super Smash Con, a three-day event for all things Smash Bros., concluded today. The gathering included everything from panels and exhibits to a series of tournaments of all of the Smash Bros. games fe...

 
 

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nickcburgess

Is it acceptable to rant here? Even if its not about games? Cause Im sick of my female facebook friends linking to their odyssey online articles they wrote. Youre 19 and a freshman in college. You dont have all the answers. Sorry this isnt video gamey

 
Gamemaniac3434

And thats REmake finished and done-really good game, had a great time with it. Finally digging into the backlog and clearing it out a bit.

 
Samsneeze

So I watched Millennium Actress again today and I dont know why I insist on watching movies that make me feel terrible things after theyre done. I still wholly recommend it if you havent seen it before. Its fantastic.

 
Torchman

Im not sure how I feel about dividing my most recent WIP blog into parts, but its probably for the better. It was already larger than any other blog I had written with just 25% done.

 
Pixie The Fairy

Man, sockpuppet accounts representing gamers are still in vogue. Sad they dont know it takes longer to create them than to ban/delete them.

 
Lex

Browsing through Doom Mods you can find pretty much everything ... but the lack of Warhammer 40k themed mods is kinda disturbing ... and sad.

 
Nekrosys

God dammit. Day-1 patches are so inconvenient.

 
Torchman

Hey Torch, whats writing your recent blog like 30% writing, 70% making gifs

 
WryGuy

Vita vs PSP. Go. Nonono. Not the PSP Go. Just go.

 
Gamemaniac3434

Hey, just a streamin thing. free to join me for some REmake, ask me some questions about Microbiology and whatnot if you are interested.

 
Nekrosys

Well, I caved in and grabbed a copy of Overwatch (PS4).

 
Steven Hansen

what you wanna see video-wise out e3? conference recaps round tables? video previews to go w/ written? just off-screen footage for extended look at gameplay of new games that prob only got brief trailers? purely weird shit like that Great America video?

 
Osc

Watching Monday Night RAW and a DOOM commercial pops up. Bloody Awesome - Destructoid. Being quoted from a 2014 post. You guys made it, now.

 
Vadicta

So, if Microsoft already has a console not doing so well, is it really wise to release an upgraded version and segment their already not-great market share? Like if the NX was a more powerful Wii U instead of a new system, would anyone care or want it?

 
Dreamweaver

Because only poor people have to choose. :P Nah, for real though, even though I bought Battleborn to tide me over until Overwatch came out, I think its a lot of fun for MOBA players. I can see myself trying to play both games for the foreseeable future.

 
TheBlondeBass

Im so sorry GM, I should have been a better trainer for you... I mean, you had shitty moves and stats, but maybe if we got to talk to each other, understand each other, things wouldnt have come to this...

 
Chris Bradshaw

Hey heres a random thought, remember Nintendo TVii? Me neither.

 
Jinx 01

When people complain that Gotham doesnt fit the Batman continuity I have to ask... which continuity? I mean, how many goddamn versions of the Batman continuity are there? At least Gotham is trying something different (and doing it quite well imo).

 
Chris Seto

shameless plug! Anyone interested in Koihime Enbu on PC, a friend is running a double elimination tournament on Wed at 6pm GMT. Its an open competition so if you want to join, just sign up!

 
Vadicta

Meanwhile, Bo watches me kill a bunch of shit, and hes all Good going, man. And when I say Yeah! in return, hes all, Revel in it. You earned it, brotha. Best husbandu confirmed.

 
CoilWhine

KILL IT WITH FIRE

 
TurboKill

Is anybody else pretty scrubby at Street Fighter V? They killed what I loved about Gief in IV and now Im in a rut. My PSN is TurboThrill. Hit me up.

 
whatsacow

I actually think the Wii-U is the worst console I have ever owned. Ive played maybe 10 games I like on it, but only 3 are actually Wii-U games and not virtual console games, and only 1 of those is actually made by Nintendo.

 
jak2364

You guys report on Notch saying some stuff on Twitter, but you dont bother reporting on Notch reading Notch X Minecraft fanfiction on Witwixs stream today? Fucking Game Journalism man, really need to get yalls priorities straight. :)

 
Rico the Penguin
 
Dwavenhobble

Dear Laptop, I know you hate being cleaned but if you dont stop making that whining noise with your fan because I cleaned out the vents, I will take you in for repairs. You have been warned.

 
Lex

To Doom or not to Doom ... thats the question. Sometimes I hate my life.

 
Nekrosys

Lets be real, here. Rinkah x Kaze is, by far, the best ship. I refuse to hear otherwise.

 
Nathan D

Overwatch.

 
GoodlyMike

Beautiful.

 

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