“YouTube has a problem...the most recent one involves something that I absolutely hate, which is drama,” Pewdiepie, YouTube’s biggest star, said in a video on Saturday that is approaching three million views. “Drama is the hot new thing. Drama is what everyone is talking about.”
Most people would tell you toxicity is something we should strive to avoid in games. One big YouTuber, however, doesn’t just embrace toxicity—he thinks it’s one of the few things that make games like League of Legends fun.
A raunchy comedy about five boys incarcerated at a former all-girls school... And now they’re making a live-action version of it.
No matter how much the internet may change over the years, there are at least two constants: absurd flame wars, and the wildly specific message boards from which they’re wrought. Perhaps the greatest of these virtual cesspools is Clown-Forum.com, a forum for clowns.
The high profile European League of Legends broadcaster Martin “Deficio” Lynge was suspended from commentating on upcoming League Championship Series (LCS) games this week. His suspension is punishment for not telling Riot he was negotiating for a job on one of the pro teams that falls under his purview of coverage.
“Oh here’s a new message I just got: ‘get the fuck away from League and git gud fagboy,’” Will Debassige said last night over Skype. He’s been getting a lot of messages like that lately. And just a week ago, before everyone on League of Legends subreddit seemed to hate him, nobody even knew who he was.
Burnt out and tired of playing for a losing team, professional League of Legends player Austin “Link” Shin announced last night that he was leaving the game. He did so in a bombastic way: writing an 18-page screed that called out nearly all his former teammates, coaches, and ultimately the game itself.
Throughout the last week, an obsession overtook some of the Hearthstone community. Allegation after allegation started populating Reddit threads, and YouTube videos—all about a top Hearthstone player called MagicAmy. The claim? That she wasn't who she claimed to be. That the player with the handle "MagicAmy" wasn't…
Last weekend, a special event themed after the Chinese New Year was released for Dota 2. Called "Year Beast," the new mode was so popular, that Dota 2 hit a new record for number of people playing a Steam game at the same time. But the number of players trying to get into the Year Beast proved to be one of the many…
Down to two health and two armor against a player with multiple Legendaries on the board, it looked like prolific streamer Trump was doomed. Then Frost Mage magic happened.
Each year, Japan produces dozens of live-action drama series. While some are original, many are instead adaptations of popular manga—and even, occasionally, games. Such is the case with the first CLAMP live-action adaptation: xxxHolic.
This clip from next Tuesday's winter premiere of NBC's drama Parenthood is really only delivering the sort of common sense knowledge every parent already knows: If you turn off the game before your son or daughter completes the level, you're a total bitch.
As far as we're concerned, the main drama of Alan Wake is having to wait another day to play, but developer Remedy went to all the trouble of putting together this Building the Drama trailer, so here you go.
If you're near East Brunswick, N.J., a high school play being staged this weekend certainly has a modern and timely subject - video games addiction, and relationships falling apart because of it.
Yesterday, members of the official Star Wars: The Old Republic asked developer BioWare to "rethink" its policy on filtering the words "gay" and "lesbian" from posts. The official moderator response was not exactly... elegant.