by Jared 'VectorSpecter' Chesnut
by Dane 'EmpireRising' Anderson
by Najee 'Kamijace' Walker

2017 was a big year for games. From giant releases on the Nintendo Switch, large changes in Overwatch, and so much more. Yet, there is still so much to look forward to in 2018, and even beyond. As we wind down with 2017, let’s look at the games that could make some potential waves next year.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Reading through internet forums, I see an idea recur constantly: more game mechanics do not equal more fun. This idea feels incredibly frustrating to me; the argument essentially says that a game should focus on only a few mechanics and refine them. Though I have found plenty of arguments against adding more mechanics to a game, I have struggled to find anyone arguing against this.

2017 has been an exciting year for fans of Final Fantasy XIV. We’ve seen many updates and changes, such as major combat changes to PvP, two new jobs, several new raids, and primal battles. Much of which was introduced with the release of Stormblood, its second expansion.  With the year wrapping up now though, what can we expect to see in this upcoming year of 2018?

Still in full swing, the Overwatch League continues on Day 2 with the rest of the teams coming out to show their best. The second batch included: London Spitfire, Dallas Fuel, Houston Outlaws, New York Excelsior, Boston Uprising, and the Los Angeles Gladiators. Let’s take a quick look at some of their best during the day.

Los Angeles Gladiators

The Overwatch League preseason is in full swing and so far on Day 1, the teams are not pulling any punches. Players from Florida Mayhem, San Francisco Shock, Los Angeles Valiant, Seoul Dynasty, and the Shanghai Dragons took the stage to give it their all.

Hello all! Sorry for the lack of content recently, the Thanksgiving holiday has been a bit busy for me. This week I got to sit down with Shane and Irene from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. The duo are the co-presidents of their club.

When I built my new computer a couple months back, I purchased a Nvidia 1080. I wanted to have something that would allow me to play newer games on as high settings as possible while lasting me a couple years until my next build. Luckily for me, at the time, Nvidia was running a promotion: buy a 1060, 1070, or 1080 and get Destiny 2 for free.

Overwatch is a game that supports many different play styles through its different heroes. A player can be a generic soldier or a mech pilot; use a rifle or a beam weapon; set up turrets or fly through the air with a jetpack. All of this diversity includes the sniper playstyle, demonstrated through the characters Hanzo and Widowmaker.

During these past few months, I’ve been enamored with PvPing in Hydaelyn, the world of Final Fantasy XIV. In the past, I always looked for a game centered specifically around PvP which lead me to avenues such as Aion, and Blade & Soul, however, when I picked up FFXIV I had planned to give up the PvP life.