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  • Blog Post: Finding The Right MOBA For You

    The MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre can be an intimidating prospect to get into – there’s often a heavy burden of knowledge, tutorials don’t really teach gameplay aspects that you’ll need to play correctly, and random teammates and the community can be quite harsh... More
  • Blog Post: Rearmed - Ten Unique Weapons That Change Our Favorite Games

    In most games, weapons are the player’s main way of interacting with the world. Enemies come at you and you dispatch them with whatever armament you’ve got. I imagine it must be extremely difficult to design a continually engaging gameplay system around a single weapon (I struggle even now... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - The Best Bosses In Gaming Are Other Players

    Dota 2’s middle lane is an interesting place, not only within the context of its own game, but in gaming as a whole. Traditionally the mid lane is the most important lane in each game, where a core hero from each team meets in one-on-one combat. These two heroes generally earn more gold and experience... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Dota 2 Patch 6.82

    Dota 2's 6.82 update features substantial, sweeping changes to the game. With hero reworks and changes, map changes, rune spawn changes and a new rune, and a new item, this patch is going to have a profound impact on gameplay and strategy. Join Daniel Tack and GI intern Sam Stewart as they muddle... More
  • Blog Post: Fantastic And Free-To-Play Games

    There are a ton of free-to-play games out there to pick from on PC, but you’re still paying one of the biggest prices to play – Your time. The price model has evolved significantly from the pay-for-power systems that were typically associated with the genre, and in many titles you’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion - Dota 2’s International 4 Was Amazing, But A Failure For Spectators

    The finals of this year’s $10.9 million International 4 tournament, a best of five bout between Newbee and ViCi Gaming, was a display of unparalleled skill, practice, and preparation from both teams. The issue is, when it comes to the unwavering win-fast or don’t win at all strategy that... More
  • Blog Post: Chronicles - Dota 2, 2,000 Hours Later

    With this year's International tournament breaking $10 million, Dota 2 and the ARTS genre continue to climb in popularity on the PC. While the title can present players with a high learning curve, the frenetic team vs. team gameplay can be immensely rewarding. With multiple game modes to dive into... More
  • Blog Post: Movie Review: Free to Play

    As the competitive gaming scene continues to grow in prestige and popularity, Valve's Free to Play documentary seeks to give a wider audience a look into the phenomenon of eSports (as Indie Game: The Movie did for the indie game movement) by offering a look into the human stories behind the competition... More
  • Blog Post: Great Games That Don't Cost A Dime

    Free-to-play games often get a bad reputation. Many of these games intentionally prohibit player progress to make a quick buck, while others allow players to buy their way to success in what have become known as “pay to win” games. However, just because there are examples of free-to-play... More
  • Blog Post: The Pillars of eSports

    Last week, we discussed what the term eSports meant and made a case for why people might enjoy it. This week, we talk about the core games and franchises that make up the eSports scene. Just as traditional sports include different games like football, baseball, and hockey, eSports are comprised of many... More
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