At this point, it seems that those who don’t agree with adding eSports to the Olympics Games don’t actually have a problem with video games as such, but they disagree with the violence that is promoted by them. Then again, this is exactly what eSports and video games fans like about these games, so it’s hard to imagine that we will see peaceful eSports titles anytime soon. Of course, there are quite a few video games that are based on physical sports and these titles could easily make it into one of the next Olympics. … [Read more...] about Overwatch and LoL Still Main eSports Titles, Could Come To Olympics?
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Last year saw a niche genre go mainstream. PUBG and Fortnite conquered the world, but there's still plenty of room in the market for smaller Battle Royale style games, if they are able to offer a unique take on the genre. Tencent's Ring of Elysium is just such a game. Despite being yet another realistic military shooter set in a slowly dwindling island, Ring of Elysium managed to do enough things different, and to do enough things well to carve out its own slice of the pie. Players, either solo, duo, or in squads, must survive an oncoming winter storm by skating, snowboarding, or gliding through a snowy, boreal terrain. The twist is victory is not just magically secured by being the last man standing. Instead, up to 4 players can climb up a rope ladder extended by a rescue helicopter. Ring of Elysium is a must-try free to play alternative to PUBG and Call of Duty's Battle Royale mode. … [Read more...] about The MMOs.com Game Of The Year Awards 2018 Edition
The co-president of the Paris Olympic bid committee, Tony Estanguet, told the AP, “We have to look at [e-sports] because we can’t say, ‘It’s not us. It’s not about Olympics.’ […] The youth, yes they are interested in esport and this kind of thing. Let’s look at it. Let’s meet them. Let’s try if we can find some bridges. […] I don’t want to say ‘no’ from the beginning. I think it’s interesting to interact with the IOC, with them, the esports family, to better understand what the process is and why it is such a success.” … [Read more...] about Paris Olympic committee considers e-sports for 2024
Perspective’s role in morality and griefing Why is the difference between single-player and multiplayer violence important? Because both situations require you to notice you’re doing something immoral, but games do this in different ways. While discussing another study with Sven Joeckel and Leyla Dogruel, Bowman notes that our moral behavior is basically a gut instinct. Players play for fun as their ultimate goal, and unless something can make their experience potentially “unfun,” they’ll continue to use all available gameplay options in any context that may potentially reward them. Bowman and company tested this idea with multiple groups in a modified version of the old Neverwinter Nights and proved that, in game, people followed their morals, but only when those morals were relevant. Again, the moral choice is there either way; it just needs to be felt. It’s not “moral vs. immoral” but … [Read more...] about Exploring ‘The Video Game Debate’: Moral panic and online griefing
The Dragon Ball Universe is in pretty good shape right now. The anime is going strong (although it’s about to “end” after the currently storyline for a while at least), there’s a rumored movie coming out (animated, not live action), and in the video game market, it’s got two very solid titles going on right now. One released a month ago in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but, the other main title going on is Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, which is about to get a whole lot bigger. … [Read more...] about Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Infinite History Gameplay Video