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Quake Champions: A Dynamic Load Screen

Quake Champions: A Dynamic Load Screen

  The NDA was lifted earlier this month allowing streamers and reviewers to share Quake Champions Beta with the world, although all of us have been ready I am not sure that Bethesda was. From the first load taking nearly nine minutes, it really set the tone for the rest of the experience. Being an older gamer I was excited to hear Quake was going back to its roots and reviving one of the most influential arena shooters of my childhood (shout out to UT 2004 as well). It was a happy balance that landed itself between Tribes and Unreal...

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Overwatch League: A Stranglehold on the Competitive Scene?

Overwatch League: A Stranglehold on the Competitive Scene?

If you have been following competitive Overwatch, you may have heard of the Overwatch League (OWL) along with the speculation and fear surrounding it.  In just the past week, five teams have left the competitive OWL scene completely and some tournaments, such as Alienware’s Monthly Melee, came to an abrupt end.  Many suspect this is part of a larger strategy by Activision Blizzard, to build a league that will look a lot more like one of the big four (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) and have less of an eSports structure. Economically, having OWL follow a model similar to the big...

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PlayerUnknown's Battleground - Hunger Games with Machine Guns?

PlayerUnknown's Battleground - Hunger Games with Machine Guns?

When you look at this game you may think at first, is this Hunger Games for PC? Well add assault rifles to the mix and you wouldn't be too far off. There is no immersive story or any other smoke and mirrors to disguise the fact that this is a "kill your neighbor" survival game. This is unlike games that follow Day-Z, which seemed to be more geared towards survival, where encounters with other players are often easily avoided due to  the size of the map. It is very obvious that the combat engine is a large part of the...

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ModMic 5, Five Months Later

ModMic 5, Five Months Later

Since we launched the ModMic 5 back at the start of December we've been fairly quiet about how it's doing. Hey, even with a great product you can't help but be a bit nervous. "Will they like it?" Well, after 5 months of reviews I can say with certainty, "You better believe they do." So here's a 5 month recap of how the ModMic is doing in the news! Before we begin, here's some fun for you statistic minded folks! As of 4/26/17 the ModMic has a mean average review score of 88%! The lowest score is a single 70%...

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Cloud Pirates First Look

Cloud Pirates First Look

I'm a sucker for aerial combat. Let me get that out of the way first. I'm also a genuine fan of the "World of Tanks" like business model, though not entirely. I was a hardcore WoT player back in the early days, and if you follow my reviews, also a fan of Mechwarrior Online. I put some serious hours into the airplane combat in War Thunder too, and my joke-named character Large Marge in Star Wars The Old Republic was a force to be reckoned with in Starship Battles (The multiplayer one, not the on-rails one). So it is no...

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