You press play. A homemade logo or two pop up—maybe a clan, or a made-up studio. You notice the name of the player—tons of X's, maybe a 420 reference, and the rest seems incomprehensible. That's when the top 40 song begins. Then, it happens: a man dies. Cause of death? Headshot, intentionally timed to connect when…
Just as the U.S. dominated the medal count at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, our boys brought home the golden Pikachu cup in all three divisions of the 2012 Pokémon World Video Game Championships in Hawaii this weekend. The trading card game? Not so much.
Having been crowned the Pokémon World Champion two years in a row, Ray Rizzo is the man to beat at this year's competition. One would think a player of his caliber would keep his secrets to himself, but he's ready to share them with the world.
Thinking of "CBS" and "sports" conjures up images of quiet rounds of golf, or the contained frenzy of a college basketball game. Now, however, CBS Interactive is throwing its hat into the world of virtual competitions, focusing its energies on the rapidly growing world of eSports.
Athene is quite a character, for a player. He rose to a certain kind of internet fame thanks to World of Warcraft, declaring himself the World's Best Paladin. After leaving WoW, he moved on to Starcraft II and in recent months, he's taken to League of Legends.
Major League Gaming is the world's premier professional console league. As the team embarks on a new season, with a new game in Halo: Reach, we spoke to some of the top players, and the CEO of the league itself to get an insight into competitive gaming's exploding popularity, and what it takes to become the one of the…
There are people who want to help you and your distant friends legally put money on the line the next time you play video games. The latest crew with this idea is called Playhem.
The Pokémon Company launches its new Play! Pokémon program today, urging Pokémon fans new and old to pull out their pocket monsters in public.
The Sci Fi Channel has given producers Granada America and World Cyber Games the green light to produce a new competitive gaming television series, tentatively titled GameQuest. The 8 episode series will bring together 12 gamers, who will compete in a variety of elimination events including both video games and…