In the early 2000s, pro gamers had much simpler uniforms. They wore cotton hoodies and T-shirts while competing for prize pools that were in the tens of thousands of dollars, rather than the hundreds of thousands. You can see how much has changed from looking at esports jerseys.
Hey, remember when Blizzard callously killed the “Battle.net” name, a beloved moniker for its online service in games like StarCraft, Diablo, and Overwatch that dates all the way back to 1996? Well, the blue giant has now decided to un-kill it.
Ubisoft announced its new logo today, marking the third major brand makeover since the company switched from game distributer to developer back in 1995. That’s what happens when you throw away something as perfect as the magenta and cyan original.
Confused why Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor left "Lord of the Rings" out of its name? Well, lead designer Bob Roberts just explained to Eurogamer that the omission was a deliberate choice to make sure the game was seen as "clearly its own thing" by keeping it "separate" from established LOTR franchises. Mystery solved!
The people who publish video games Red Faction, Saints Row, UFC Undisputed and, soon, Homefront are putting the old THQ out to pasture. At least, that's where the logo is going. This is the new "THQ."
Now you can wear your fanboy allegiance on your credit card statement with the new PlayStation credit card from Visa. Certainly not the first video game credit card — World of Warcraft and The Sims cards are old news — but possibly the best deal. Getting one scores you $150 off the purchase of a PlayStation 3, making…