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Overwatch is getting its own minor league

Some of my favorite memories growing up were heading with my family out to Everett, WA to watch the AquaSox play. The 'Sox is a minor league baseball team affiliated with the Seattle Mariners. It's where Ken Griffey Jr. hit his first profes...

 
 
 
 
 
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Lupe Fiasco is going to kick Daigo's ass in Street Fighter V

Things are popping off in the hip hop world this week. Kanye lied about not liking his ass eaten after a deluge of tweet beef with Wiz Khalifa. Kanye eventually deleted the 20 or so tweets aimed at Khalifa, but they still exist online. Whi...

 
 
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Pro gamers wear giant cotton onesies

What's your go-to wardrobe for long gaming sessions? I default to a pair of basketball shorts and a soft t-shirt when I'm just lounging around. Little do I know that I'll never be a pro gamer with that half-assed approach. SteelSeries has c...

 
 
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Capcom & Twitch teaming up for pro Street Fighter league

The Capcom Pro Tour, a yearlong Street Fighter tourney from Capcom and Twitch.tv,  is attempting to provide an infrastructure for professional fighting game play to grow. Not that it hasn't been doing so already. EVO 2013 was the bigg...

 
 
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StarCraft 2 player gets a US visa for being an 'Athlete'

Kim "viOLlet" Dong Hwan has become the first professional StarCraft 2 player to get a visa to come to the United States and compete as an athlete. Kim was cleared for a P-1A visa, which is the type of visa given to internationally recognize...

 
 
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This HDTV Monitor Lag database could be handy

Though very helpful for those looking for a new TV or monitor, DisplayLag.com just sounds depressing. I get depressed when I think about how much rhythm games suck on consoles now. I'll never get a new PaRappa the Rapper game.  Display...

 
 
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Riot Games inspired by the NFL for League of Legends

Riot Games is no stranger to the spotlight, and certainly not above giving players their own chance to shine. The competitive scene for League of Legends has blown up in the past two years since it launched. Things seem even more ...

 
 
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League of Legends: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

League of Legends, the fantastic competitive online game brought to you by Riot Games, has been going through a lot of changes over the past couple of months since the last time we posted about the game here on Destructoid. New m...

 
 
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Global StarCraft II League to be held at BlizzCon 2011

Blizzard Entertainment has formally announced that the ever popular Global StarCraft II League will make it to Blizzcon this October. BlizzCon 2011 this year will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on October 21 and...

 
 
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MLG Pro Circuit 2011 streaming live now!

The Major League Gaming Pro Circuit 2011 is happening live from Austin, Texas this weekend. The top gamers are competing in StarCraft II, Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops... and you're at home missing it, aren't you?  You don't hav...

 
 
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Level-5 expanding to United States sometime this fall

Level-5 is a development studio near and dear to the hearts of gamers everywhere. As the current development team behind the latest Dragon Quest games, White Knight Chronicles, the entire Professor Layton series, as well as the criminally&n...

 
 
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Teenager drops out of school to focus on Guitar Hero career

Meet Blake Peebles, a sixteen year-old from North Carolina who has aspirations of professional gaming. He's so serious about it that he's dropped out of high school to focus on improving his skills full-time, according to this story at The ...

 
 
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Pure Pwnage episode 17 has arrived

The latest addition to the Pure Pwnage series, "Just the Guys Part 1," is finally here. The episode kicks off with a parody of the beloved Zero Punctuation, as seen above.Episode 17 has a Super Smash Bros. Brawl marathon that goes...

 
 
 
 
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How talented are you with your MOUTH?

I got back from MLG Meadowlands today, and while I was there I chilled with a lot of friends I haven't seen in a while, but I also met some really awesome people. There was one person in particular, who I simply thought was amazing. His nam...

 
 
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Maybe with this mousepad, you won't blow quite so hard

That's a big maybe. For 50 bones, you can frag, strafe, and try not to suck with ease! Enter the Steelseries SX mousepad, designed specifically for fast-paced P.C. shooters. The SX's shtick is that it is not only quiet, but virtuall...

 
 
 
 
 
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Epileptic Gaming: Live tonight

Our newly-adopted buddies over at Epileptic Gaming sent us a reminder today that their usual live Thursday show is actually tonight. That's right, tonight at 7 p.m. the Epileptic boys will be broadcasting their most excellent show. Bes...

 
 
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Konami launches MGS: Subsistence league

Metal Gear Solid: Subsistence isn't exactly a common game you'd expect find in a pro tournament, but there's a new competition forming that may usher it in if it catches on in Europe. The MGS3 Substinence League, organized by th...

 
 




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OK, now about MH: I really hope this boy here gets a stronger subspecies in Anjanath is kinda ugly but super aggressive and super fun to fight, but he is a mid-tier monster and soon enough it isnt fun to fight because you have better

 
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Just learned that GTAV received the coveted perfect 40 from Famitsu on I think that is extremely interesting, as I candidly wouldnt think the heavy Americana pop culture themes and sarcasm would translate well The more you

 
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I sure love when I finally give in and wanna try Apex Legends due to my brothers asking me to, then they play with one of their friends instead and dont even answer my messages asking if they wanna play because they dont give a

 
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Im secure enough in my masculinty to say I have loved the hell out of the IDW Jem & the Holograms Nearly done with the series, and Im bummed that its almost

 
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Going to restart Etrian Odyssey Nexus because my party keeps getting I tried to go unconventional this time around but sadly it is a failed Time to Hero, Tank, Rogue, Medic and Mage it up

 
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Its been a while since I was last in Eorzea, almost a year I think? Decided to log in and catch up a

 
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Given time, I know the others will join Ohhhhh fuuuuck you!

 
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It has arrived! Its not as pristine as my last one, but its a really good deal for Oh, and its called a

 
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I’ve just exposed myself to Quebec cheese for two straight Think I’ll be needing some time in the Also, did you know that Quebec humiliated France last year by having the better camembert at the World Championship Cheese Contest?

 
 

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