Tag: starcraft 2


Salt and Recommended Sodium Allowance in Games

Salt in Overwatch

At the moment, I have a video project queued up regarding deliberate practice and the importance of stakes in competitive video games to incentivize performance improvement. Perhaps I’ll actually finish that video one of these days, but I felt like I should post something about what Overwatch had got me thinking as of this writing. As I delve more into topics related to competitive gaming, I hope to dig deeper into the attitudes and behaviors I’ve been observing first hand in games so far. (more…)

Top 10 Games of 2015 [Video]

Avoiderdragon's Top 10 Games of 2015

I’m almost three weeks late for this, but at least I got it out before February rolled around. While late for that annual hot period for top 10 lists for X year, I think it’s still ripe for yet another list because I do think I’m hot shit like that. It’s not a very “complete” list though since I only include games I got to play in 2015, so it’s bound to get sticklers flustered by the absence of certain titles that do merit recognition, but those games already got enough attention as is. (more…)

Relive StarCraft Brood War for Free with Mass Recall

StarCraft: Mass Recall

While I’m writing a script for what will hopefully be a full StarCraft II review video (I really have to start making more videos), I look back at the story of the first StarCraft and its expansion Brood War. Even after 17 years, those six campaigns still stand on their own. For those who still want to experience the awesomeness of the first StarCraft, but also want it in the graphics of StarCraft II, then this mod is exactly that. (more…)

Real-Life Stimpack: PEDs in Pro Gaming

Adderall

This news on professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players taking Adderall for performance enhancement came as no real surprise. There has always been the talk regarding steroids and other performance enhancing drugs in sports, and it wasn’t long before it became a topic in eSports. But while the dynamic is more obvious with athletic sports, there’s less that’s known about how performance enhancement affects eSports and other competitions centered more on the mind. (more…)

StarCraft II: Problems with PvT – Entry 01

Terran — my biggest problem in StarCraft II as a Protoss player. Filthy Terrans keep beating me, even when I started to discover the power of Templars. It should be easy since Terran can only go bio in Wings of Liberty. However, between stim timings and marine-tank pushes, I’ve been powerless against such onslaught. This is my journey towards learning how to fight against the Terran menace. (more…)

LEARN: StarCraft II – Mechanics and Hotkeys

Perhaps what separates StarCraft II from most other games is the player’s ability to perform multiple actions in a short period of time to paint a picture on the battlefield. The objective is to control bases and armies with the least amount of effort possible, but it’s not exactly an easy task since (more…)