Many games have since been made emulating DotA’s basic principle, and an entire genre has been created in its honor. MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games have grown at a phenomenal rate, and an example of success is League of Legends. Enter DotA 2. The first true successor to the original custom map is currently in-development by Valve and in closed beta. More people are added frequently, with online numbers reaching around 30,000 people at any time of the day.
This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending Pittco’s Iron Storm XIII Lan Party! This 42 hour event hosted about 150 gamers and started April 20 and concluded on April 22nd. They had official tournaments for Counter-Strike: Source, League of Legends, Starcraft II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo Reach and many more. Besides just the tournaments there was quite a lot of gaming going on as well as other fun. Read on to see what the event was all about!
This week on our Gaming Friday segment we are back to a first-person shooter! A lot of people may not believe me, but this is my first time playing a Tribes game. Tribes Ascend is a upcoming free-to-play multiplayer-only first-person shooter. I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Tribes franchise. The Beta for the game is currently out and available for everyone to download. I have been playing it for the past week and I am really enjoying it. Read on to see what Tribes Ascend is all about and to see our gameplay video!
Just a few weeks ago we talked about Realm of the Mad God, the “co-op fantasy mmo shooter” from Wild Shadow Studios. Even since then a lot of us here at ThinkComputers have been playing the game. I myself have unlocked all of the character classes, had many level 20 characters, explored many of the dungeons and even defeated Oryx a few times. Even though I’ve had some awesome characters with great gear I ended up dying and when you die in the game you are permanently dead. This is a real bummer, but it does keep the game interested. When you start a new character the first thing you want to do is get back up to level 20 so in this Gaming Friday I will be going over some of the easiest way to reach level 20.
I’m sure many of your are familiar with the term “Rage Quit”. Basically what it means is playing a video game, getting so mad at it and flipping out before quitting. I’m sure if you play games you have seen this happen or even done it yourself. It is hilarious when it happens. The guys over at Rooster Teeth (makers of the Red vs. Blue series) actually have a show called Rage Quit. In the show they have their subject Michael play very hard or difficult games till he flips out. A friend sent me a Rage Quit video a few weeks ago and since then I’ve watched everyone that they have produced.
Have you ever thought about robbing a bank, c’mon I know you have. This is just one of the scenarios that you are able to play out online with friends or in single player mode on Payday: The Heist. This first-person shooter is unlike others where you are fighting in a war, against aliens, or in some arena. Here you are able to play the bad guys and break the law and six action-packed and thrilling scenarios, one of which is robbing a bank. Read on to see what this game is all about!
It is Friday and you know what that mean, it is Gaming Friday! Today we have a really awesome game that I found out about last week at FITES LANFest and I haven’t stopped playing it since. The game is coined as a “co-op fantasy mmo shooter”. So can you really combine all of those things together and come out with a good game? Well I sure think so and so does Wild Shadow Studios the independent developer of the game. After playing this game once you will keep on coming back, oh and did I mention it has the classic 8-bit theme to it? Read on to see what Realm of the Mad God is all about.
That’s right Gaming Friday is back! Not only do we have quite a few games to tell you guys about we also will be attending quite a few gaming events this year! Today we are attending our first, FITES LANFest 2012! This 200 person LAN party is held in Mechanicsburg, PA. It is currently the largest LAN party in Pennsylvania and the 3rd largest in the North East. Read on to see what this LAN party is all about and keep checking back throughout the weekend for updates!
I got into the Steam for Android beta and thought I would share some screenshots with our readers! The interface is pretty slick. I’m a little annoyed that it feels more like an iPhone app than an Android app, but hopefully it’ll improve in future versions.
Upon sign-in, the user is presented with their friends list and can start a chat with anyone who is online.
If you’re a casual poker player who likes to log on and play a few hands every week, pretty much any laptop, desktop, or even tablet device will more than suffice, especially if you just play one or two tables at a time.
For more serious online players, though, you’ll definitely need to pay a little more attention to your setup, as top players can easily log 500,000 or more hands over the course of the year. You’ll need a machine that can handle that sort of volume but also one that lets you play poker as efficiently as possible, with small improvements here and there adding up over that many hands.