Comcast Corp.’s NBC Sports has announced that they will be televising a $100,000 prize pool open tournament for Psyonix’s Rocket League this summer, according to the Wall Street Journal.
First-person shooters are a dime a dozen now. Most gamers know what they are and everyone developer and publisher wants to create that one franchise or series to capture a fan base like Activision’s Call of Duty or Valve’s Half-Life. However, the game that got me into shooters is one that was released in 1996 called Quake.
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The wait for a new operation for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is over as Valve released Operation Hydra on May 23 with new maps, modes, and collectibles for all players to enjoy.
A new study that was conducted by Newzoo shows that 42% of the viewers of esports don’t play the game or games they watch. Accordingly, the Newzoo study that was conducted in 10 countries shows that viewers can range from players of the game to viewers only.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is one of the biggest games out right now due to its following in the esports community, but what is Counter-Strike and why should anyone care about it?
The Counter-Strike franchise is a tactical first-person shooter game that pits a team of counter-terrorists against terrorists in situations that deal with tactical game-play situations. Situations like diffusing bombs and rescuing hostages.
In the early 2000’s, I got into the sub-genres of punk and alternative music. Bands like Thursday, Underoath, and Thrice were all the rage in my life. I remember going to the store and being excited to spend the little money I had to buy the CDs I wanted. I was always stoked to see CDs of the punk music I liked available at Wal-Mart and other big-box stores. It reassured me that the music I listened to maybe wasn’t as crazy as I thought it was.