If you've ever dreamed of being an eSports caster and wondered what you had to do to make it to the big leagues, The Caster is for you. Even if you haven't, Hi-Rez Studios series where they search for their next commentator to call play by play of some of their biggest games is fascinating and about the best gaming television out right now.
For example, I absolutely love the challenge in which the casters are giving their opening while the director says camera directions in their ear. That's likely not something that happens in your amateur matches, but in the big leagues, you'll definitely have mic chatter in your ear to let you know when you're in and out of a shot and you just gotta block it out!
Check out episode two below to see more of the gauntlet they put these guys through and then go back and watch episode 1! If you end up liking what you see be sure to head over to their website and learn more about the show and its contestants!
It sounds like the Nintendo Switch is the new place for Indie as several developers are coming forward and saying they've sold more copies of their game on the platform than all other platforms combined.
The trend first started last week when the makers of Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap delivered the shocking news to the internet. Now, the makers of Oceanhorn: Monster of the Uncharted Seas and Death Squared are reporting the same thing with the latter reporting their Switch sales outperform all other platforms combined by about 200-500%.
That's pretty substantial, and while some may be quick to say it's due to Nintendo's lack of a virtual console on the platform, you can't deny the appeal of portability. Personally, I've found many indie games I typically wouldn't give the time of day far more tolerable when I'm just looking to hop in for something quick while I sit on my couch with my Switch. While traveling, these games are a lifesaver when I don't have access to Splatoon 2's online server for some matches.
That's just my personal opinion though, do you think the indie success on Switch is a fluke, or is there a reason for it?
Days after they partially removed the logo from the game, Bungie is explaining why a symbol that has been associated with the "alt-Right" movement found its way into Destiny 2. Essentially, the team says that the "KEK" armor was designed back in 2015 back when the term was less associated with the meaning it brings along with it now.
Bungie's David Dague does note that the armor design was flagged back in development, but notes below that it was only in reference to the fact that the word "kek" derived from World of Warcraft and was frequently meme'd by the 4Chan community.
"Unfortunately, that review was conducted to explore whether or not we were comfortable with the connection to the original, innocuous 'kek' internet meme. The more contemporary, vile derivation that has been repurposed by hate groups was not surfaced through this process, and therefore, the armor was approved for ship."
The symbol is set to be fully removed in a hotfix in a couple of days, and while some people may be upset by that decision, but Bungie says they don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable in their game:
"We want everyone to know their identity is welcome in our studio and in the worlds we create. This isn't merely a platitude, but an official pillar we hold ourselves, and our work to. It is also a clarion call for the type of people we want to bring into our studio to help us make better games."
Harrison Ford has never really been known for being the kindest person there is, and old age hasn't taken that fire out of him! Don't worry, watching this interview won't make you hate him, and it might even make you love him a little more as he gives brief answers, is a bit of a dick to the interviewer, and talks about knocking out Ryan Gosling.
Watch and be amazed at how somoene can be so cool while still being a jerk below:
A new theory has popped up in the Rick And Morty universe that President Morty (aka Evil Morty) is actually the original Morty in the series. It's a good theory, but is it legit? Hear what Nerdist has to say about the theory below:
The best Mario Party games are making a comeback in the form of a 3DS game that feels mandatory to own. Mario Party: The Top 100 gets rid of the game board and puts players right into the games they love.
The bad news is that there's no online play for this title, but the good news is that up to four players can play on separate 3DS systems with only one person needing to own the cartridge! Check out the trailer below and if you're interested pick up the game November 10th.
Netflix has been on a roll lately with its documentaries, and this one looks like it's going to continue that streak. Kingdom Of Us tackles some pretty heavy subject matter as it follows a family in the years following their father taking his own life and leaving them in financial ruin.
It sounds super tough to watch, but also something that counter balances all the hate the service got for 13 Reasons Why earlier this year. Check out the trailer and stream it beginning October 13th.
While some have likely made the joke before him, it was James Corden who capitalized on the IT vs. I.T. joke in a hilarious fashion on The Late Late Show. I went into this video thinking the punchline would be just the name confusion but things actually get a lot funnier from there. Check it out below, and if you work in I.T. dress up like a clown and frighten your coworkers for Halloween.
Third party support is arriving on the Switch, and Bethesda is one of the companies leading the charge. Many Nintendo fans were shocked yesterday when it was announced that the new DOOM would make its way to the console, and about everyone was floored when it was followed up with the news that Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus would be coming as well!
Check out the trailers for both and continue on below:
Unfortunately, those wanting to play Wolfenstein II on Switch will have to wait until 2018 as the game will not be ready for launch next month. Doom, on the other hand, is expected to be out this holiday season.
Bethesda also announced that their Skyrim port would land on the console November 17th and showcased more footage of the exclusive Zelda armor that will be in the game (ignore the date as that's for Japan):
Things are looking pretty sweet on the Nintendo Switch as of late! Is it enough to pull you in?
The Overwatch community may not be as toxic as some other communities, but things are getting bad enough that Blizzard's Jeff Kaplan says it's slowing the game's growth.
"The rising tide of toxicity or bad behavior in the game versus what are we Blizzard going to do about it and what are we as a community together going to do about it...the bad behavior is not just ruining the experience for one another but the bad behavior is actually making the game progress at a much slower rate."
Kaplan goes on to say that because Blizzard has been forced to spend more time handling bad player behavior and responding to the reporting system regardless of whether or not the claims are valid. This keeps the Overwatch team busy and gives them less time to create characters, maps, or things of that nature. Kaplan asked those who play the game to look inward and try to make a better experience for everyone for the good of the game.
Check out Kaplan's plea in the full video below and let us know if you think the community is as bad as he says: