by Tyler 'v1k_ng' Schrodt
by Ian 'Sointact' Scott
by David 'Hauntze' Chen

Since the time where friends got together and played video games at LAN parties, competitive gaming has grown at an exponential rate. Before, games like Call of Duty, Halo, Street Fighter, and Counter-Strike were at the peak of esports with small tournaments all over the country. Fast-forward to 2018, and now these games - and more - are played in tournaments all over the world.

The story of a game is one of its most important aspects. Some games use it as a selling point, while others use it to accent the rest of the experience. If a game is going to focus on its story to succeed, it needs to deliver that story carefully to be effective.

The Philadelphia Fusion has finally made it to the big stage at the Overwatch League. Though there seemed to be some hiccups during the preseason, even the Fusions couldn’t possibly miss being here for week one of the five-week Overwatch League.

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