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Top 5 Reasons Why I Did Not Play MOBAs

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Recently, I was able to acquire access to both Dawngate and Heroes of the Storm, new MOBAs that are designed to be more “casual-friendly” than their more competitive counterparts. Not sure if that really is the case, but it seems that I’m getting more reasons to really get into the genre now, as indirectly declared by the past tense used in the title. But first, I need to do something […]


Best Matches of EVO 2014

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I’ve been watching EVO every year since 2011 when I started to seriously follow competitive gaming, which was also the time when livestreaming became viable through Twitch. EVO has become one of my most awaited times of the year, even more so than Christmas or my birthday (which happens to be on the same month). This year, I’ve compiled some of the best moments that I had been able to […]


AVDRcast – Episode 03: The Ketchup Cast

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This is a longer one than the usual as I try to catch up on the good stuff. As we head on over to the second half of the year, I’ll be looking for more ways to deliver this content more regularly. In the meantime, this episode previews what’s coming next on the site, as well as some ideas that I may dig more into for more content. Show Notes […]


Gully Bell and the Infinite Foolishness: On Video Game Hype

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There goes my attempt at playing with the title of that Smashing Pumpkins album. This isn’t about somber moods though, but more on a mix of grief and consternation that comes with the release of a Triple-A game, especially one that has so much hype behind it. It gets so much praise and wanton desire even before it’s released, but then becomes a letdown once it’s out and people start […]


Selling Samples: How to Be a Bad Salesman

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There are a lot of issues regarding Steam that many have gripes with, from their front page listings to their Greenlight program. Among them, I see Early Access being the most deplorable as a consumer. I think it goes against the tenets of consumer rights and sensible business, despite understanding why it exists. It’s great for indie developers continue their efforts while ensuring their game’s place in Steam, but perhaps […]


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