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Getting Started Guide to League of Legends – Tips for Beginners
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Getting Started Guide to League of Legends – Tips for Beginners

My friend ‘Greebo’ and I have a friend who was just getting into League of Legends. Now, in no way are we elite challenger players, coaches, or professional gamers. With that said, we still wanted to do what we could to help our friend get started. We’re just two people who love the game and have played for a couple of years. Being excited to have our friend join in our games, we compiled a list of useful tips as a guide, and have ultimately decided to share it with you and anyone else who might need it. Please let us know about any additions or edits in the comments and we'll be happy to update! Welcome to a ‘timeless’ time-sink! So, you started playing League of Legends. First of all, welcome! While the game does get some bad rep, there’s a reason why Greebo and I have been playing...
The Sky is the Limit: Discussing the Future of Video Games
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The Sky is the Limit: Discussing the Future of Video Games

The Frontier Gaming is here to stay. The presence of video games over the past few years, and especially so during the pandemic has been undeniable.  To name a few:  Hades, Red Dead Redemption, God of War, Persona, Yakuza. The list goes on, and it hasn't even considered behemoths like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Warzone. Mobile gaming has taken off as an industry, and the sky is the limit. What is the next step? Are VR and AR finally going to breach into the mainstream? Evolving worlds, growing narratives; We are pushing the frontier of video games, and it is incredibly exciting. Pushing the Envelope -  Art and Immersion We have seen games take a massive leap over the past few decades. Long gone are one-note stories and paint-by-numbers narratives. Creating a cohesive single-...
How to get the Secret Ending in Hollow Knight (Spoiler Free)
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How to get the Secret Ending in Hollow Knight (Spoiler Free)

If you’ve completed Hollow Knight’s story, whether recently or long ago, it might have left you a bit… hollow. It is not new having “bad endings” in video games for our main characters, and sometimes those are there for the best. However, despite how tragic Hallownest’s story is, some of us just waited for the credits to stop rolling and show us a better resolution to the conflict presented. If this is your case, fear not, because instead of a post-credit scene, there is a secret, more complex ending, which has a better outcome for our protagonist. It requires some extra work, and that is what we will be explaining in today’s article while keeping out any major spoilers as best as possible. What you will first need to have is an item from the Ancient Basic. Though you may already kno...
Intentions – Putting Mental Health ads in Video Games
Community, Community Articles, Esports & Competitive, Gaming

Intentions – Putting Mental Health ads in Video Games

Before we begin, it is important to state just how crucial mental health is. It is good to see that people and the media are beginning to talk about it more. Everyone deserves the chance to enjoy life and be happy. During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have been forced to stay at home. That isolation can wreak havoc on one's mental health, and for those with mental health disorders, it could be even worse. Organizations that treat and deal with mental health find themselves at a critical point. While the impact of the pandemic has led to a surge in mental health issues, the pandemic itself makes it difficult for those afflicted to seek help.  As such, these companies have searched for different ways to reach out. One of these ways comes in the form of ads, but in a unique medium - V...
A Re-Inventing of Perfect Dark: Story, Theory, Analysis
Gaming, New Releases

A Re-Inventing of Perfect Dark: Story, Theory, Analysis

As you already know, a "re-inventing" of Perfect Dark was announced at The Game Awards 2020. This information had been leaked some time back, and it is great to finally confirm a new Perfect Dark. Should we get excited yet? Should we dismiss this and just admit that any new take on Perfect Dark will just let us down? I don't know for sure yet, but I have some insight on the story, theories, questions, and possibly a few answers. I am fairly confident I know what the story is going to be about. That said, if you are looking to go in fully blind, now is the time to stop reading! This teaser trailer showed very little about the game, but it is currently the best we have to go on. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here: When we first see the Perfect Dark teaser, the camera ...
The Price of Hype – Looking at a few “Failures” in the Gaming Industry
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The Price of Hype – Looking at a few “Failures” in the Gaming Industry

“Failure” is a strong word. In the gaming world, a failure is when a game fails to meet consumer expectations, either failing to sell well, getting bad reviews, and sometimes both. There are many reasons why a game would fail, perhaps it was too rushed, or it was too ambitious, or maybe the audience expected too much and got too little in return. Either way, the game just did not quite hit the mark for people. The gaming industry has had its fair share of duds in the past few years, games that shot for the stars and missed, all with their own stories of mismanagement and confusion. Hopefully, by looking at these games, people can understand just where and why these titles broke down. A City to Burn: Cyberpunk 2077 Cyberpunk 2077 had a lot going for it before release. Developers CD Projek...
What Is the Moonstaff Build?
Esports & Competitive, Gaming

What Is the Moonstaff Build?

If you enjoy MOBAs or any competitive game, then you must be well aware of the term "meta." It defines a set of strategies that combines flawlessly with the game's always-changing champions, items, and skills. Because those factors (champions, items, and skills) are being tweaked regularly, the "meta" also adapts. The League of Legends' season 11 is live. With it, new metas emerge to help competition thrive. We have all seen the terror that Olaf and Goredrinker cause in solo queues, first-hand. In the past few months, more players are optimizing mythic items' unique passives with certain champions to make them even more potent than season 10. New builds and playstyles are being discussed every day on Reddit and alike communities. The arrival of changes also guarantees one idea: off-m...
The Mexican Runner Takes on The God Run Challenge in Cuphead
Challenges, Gaming, Speedruns

The Mexican Runner Takes on The God Run Challenge in Cuphead

The Mexican Runner, the absolute gaming legend, is working on his latest Cuphead challenge: The God Run! The Mexican Runner, also known as TMR, is a speedrunner who usually plays retro games, particularly NES. At the time of this article, TMR holds 30 speedrun world records, with times on leaderboards of 40 different games. Despite his many speedrunning accomplishments, he's most known for something else. He was also the first-ever player to complete the entire NES catalog. And he did it all live on Twitch, with most games being completed blind. Despite this being an insanely massive challenge to take on, it only took him 3 years. In just 3 years TMR completed all 714 officially licensed titles in a project he dubbed NESMania. You can find more details on this project, including TMR’s r...
The Phenomenon of “Dead” Games: A Deep Dive into a “Dying” Titles in the Video Game Industry
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The Phenomenon of “Dead” Games: A Deep Dive into a “Dying” Titles in the Video Game Industry

There is a strange phenomenon that is going on within the games industry. Over the past few years, popular video games that are no longer the golden child of social media are very quickly considered “dead”. A quick browse on YouTube will give you hundreds of videos that explain to you why your favorite game is dead. Fall Guys, Animal Crossing, Among Us, and Phasmophobia are a few examples of games that exploded in popularity due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, before fading from the spotlight. Games like Fortnite or League of Legends are examples of games that are extremely popular, but internet forums are quick to deem the games dead or dying. We will take a look at a few massive games over the past half a decade that has faded from the limelight to see if they’re really “dead” or not. Redefin...
Dead by Daylight’s Chapter XVIII: A Binding of Kin Adds to the List of Ongoing Issues
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Dead by Daylight’s Chapter XVIII: A Binding of Kin Adds to the List of Ongoing Issues

It has been more than a month since Chapter XVIII: A Binding of Kin arrived for Dead by Daylight. This new DLC added, as usual, a pair of new characters who can be acquired by spending in-game currency (9000 iridescent shards each), or simply buying it for $6.99. The new killer, Charlotte, whose power is being able to control her brother Victor, and the survivor Élodie Rakoto, a mysterious woman that works as an occult investigator, have come with three new perks each -- and this is where the trouble begins. There has been a conflict among survivors and killers because while Élodie's perks are fun, Charlotte's are not really helpful or useful in any way. However, this is not the main cause of players' complaints. The problem lies in Charlotte’s power. Her power has presented over ...