Mario Kart 8's 200CC Mode Makes Fire Hopping Useless

Ever since Mario Kart 8’s second DLC pack arrived last week, fans and players have been deliberating on just how game-changing the new high-speed 200CC difficulty mode truly is. Apparently, it changes things up enough to render “fire hopping,” the game’s most controversial exploit, effectively inert. » 4/27/15 2:35pm Today 2:35pm

Top League Of Legends Player Retires Following Persistent Wrist Injury

Hai Lam, the team captain and accomplished player for the North American League of Legends eSports team Cloud9, has been pushed into retirement due to a longstanding wrist injury. While Hai said that he’ll stay on in C9 as its “Chief Gaming Officer,” his departure comes at a critical time for his beleaguered team. » 4/24/15 12:30pm Friday 12:30pm

The League Of Legends Subreddit Is Having A Rough Month

Vote manipulation. Banned journalists and YouTubers. Reddit moderators who enjoy a disproportionate amount of influence. Not all is well in the community of one of the most world’s popular video games.
» 4/23/15 5:20pm Thursday 5:20pm

High School Teachers Coaching League Of Legends Teams Is A Great Idea

Yes, there is a high school history teacher who moonlights as a popular League of Legends player. He’s known by his very apt in-game handle “HISTORY TEACHER.” Now, like so many of people his students’ age, the guy has bigger dreams of going pro in his favorite video game.
» 4/22/15 12:58pm Wednesday 12:58pm

Heroes Of The Storm Team Facepalms In Unison  

Sometimes you feel like you’re so friggin’ close to securing a kill in a game like Heroes of the Storm that you start to act a little...reckless. Other times, you’re not actually that close to the kill at all; you just think you are. These are also known as the most embarrassing MOBA moments imaginable. » 4/21/15 2:30pm 4/21/15 2:30pm

Weed And A Nintendo Game Taught Me A Valuable Lesson About Parenting

I imagine that parents get struck with a revelation in the process of rearing a child that helps them appreciate the enormity of the task before them. I say “imagine” because I’ve never had a child. At least, a real one. But I was struck by that revelation recently thanks to a small, weird Nintendo game of all things. » 4/20/15 2:20pm 4/20/15 2:20pm

Was anybody else seriously let down by these? I thought fatalities were supposed to be some cool, over-the-top expression of a particular character. Or at least, they’re obviously meant to be a defining point of MK as a series/the subject of 99% of its hype pre-release. This video makes it look like you just… » 4/14/15 2:24pm 4/14/15 2:24pm

The thing is it’s really not just $5. It’s $5 dollars per individual skin. There are a bunch of skins for each champion, and more than 120 champions. It’s easy to spend $50-100 on this to get the same feature that HOTS provides for free. » 4/10/15 2:03am 4/10/15 2:03am