Category Archives: Gaming

Lore Roundup #2: Overwatch Part II

In our first-ever Lore Roundup, we learned about the rise and fall of the Overwatch organization, and met the main three heroes of the lore – Soldier: 76, Winston, and the irrepressible Tracer. We know Winston has put out the call to reform Overwatch, but

Devil’s Third Online Servers Shut Down, All Five Players Furious

After only 16 months since its initial launch, Nintendo has shut down Devil’s Third online servers, upsetting all of the five active users.  Phillip Moon, whose online handle is JizzzzMast3r69, was incredibly upset.  “I mean, I know the game has a complex storyline involving the Kessler

Lore Roundup: Overwatch Origins

When I first discovered Blizzard’s MOBA/shooter mashup megahit, I quickly became interested in the bombastic characters themselves. What had happened to this proud organization “Overwatch?” What had brought these misfits back together? How was the gorilla talking? The game itself, featuring no built-in cinematics or

Working at Valve

“A fearless adventure in knowing what to do when no one’s there telling you what to do.” This line appears on the cover of the Valve employee handbook, and it accurately describes the company culture that is, by all conventional measures, entirely backwards from a traditional work environment. “Imagine

Nooz Melee: Gamers Say “Hell No” to VR Alien: Isolation

In an interview with MCV, Sega’s European boss Jurgen Post teased that he would be interested in adapting Alien: Isolation for VR, prompting many gamers to say, “Hell no.” One gamer, Allen Realperson of North Dakota, reacted viscerally when told. “Are you kidding me? A

I’m Finally Thirty: Memories Of A Gamer

I’m finally thirty.  I’m no longer the strapping young lad in the photo above, complete with his DuckTales candles on a delicious birthday cake.  I’ve passed through my teens and now exited my 20s.  I thought it might feel weird, but it really doesn’t.  I still