Roller Champions Could be the New Rocket League

One of the surprise hits of this year’s E3 was Ubisoft’s team-based sports title Roller Champions. Obvious comparisons were drawn to the popular Rocket League series, which seems to be the target model.  Ubisoft is hoping Roller Champions will be their esports swansong, with branding and licensing deals. Esports is a major business in modern game development and this won’t be the first game designed with that in mind.  So does Roller Champions have what it takes to enjoy the kind of longevity of Rocket League? From the looks of things, yes it does.  Rocket League and Esports Esports is […]

Counter Strike Global Offensive: The Comeback

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive went free-to-play and had an official Battle Royale mode added to the game last month. Long-time fans of the franchise were initially both confused and highly sceptical, but new numbers show that the game was played by over 20 million people in December alone, which is the all-time record. What does this new direction mean for the classic shooter? What is the thought process behind it from Valve’s side? Danger Zone There is no shortage of Battle Royale games. As we head into 2019, the genre is still as hot as ever, but few expected Counter-Strike to […]

The Grim Future of HoTS

Blizzard’s MOBA variant, Heroes of the Storm has likely heard its death knell in the not-too-far-off future. While Blizzard hasn’t officially shut the game down just yet, the future of the once-hyped MOBA is looking quite dim. Just this week, Blizzard issued a statement announcing that both the Heroes Global Championships and Heroes of the Dorm will not be renewed for a 2019 season. Now, if this seems a little too close to the wire for you, you’re probably right. To say that Blizzard was cavalier in the way that they went about notifying the playerbase would be almost as […]

TotalBiscuit: An Influence That Will Live On

Following John “TotalBiscuit” Bain’s passing, his influence on the gaming world will not be forgotten… John Bain, better known as TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit or TotalHalibut, passed away on May 24 after having battled cancer since 2014. As a YouTube-star with 2,2 million subscribers and a former eSports commentator for Starcraft 2 and Planetside 2, John was well known in the gaming world for his views about the industry, his support for indie titles and for his informative first-impression videos. A long battle Back in 2014, John announced through his Youtube-channel that he had cancer in his bowel. His audience […]