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Heart of the Swarm devs on multiplayer: "Nobody is close to figuring the game out yet."

T.J. Hafer at

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is still fresh off of the oozing, globular presses, and its community is still in a state of contention over the new units and the metagame still taking shape around them. A lot of the current concern is surrounding the new booster ability for Terran Medivacs, which allowed some relatively unknown players to defeat legendary Zerg players like Leenock in decisive fashion. Many have taken up the cry of "Nerf! Nerf! Nerf!" Blizzard, however, thinks the problem lies in the newness of the expansion more than the Medivac or another unit being overpowered.


MLG Tournament of Champions starts tonight, features 8 of the best StarCraft 2 players on earth

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Tonight marks the beginning of MLG's Tournament of Champions, a single-elimination invitational pitting a who's who of the best StarCraft II players against one another for a $7000 prize. The opening match, kicking off at 9 p.m. Pacific, 6 p.m. Eastern, will be the God of Brood War, Lee "Flash" Young Ho, vs. Park "DongRaeGu" Soo Ho, a champion in both MLG and GSL play considered by many to be the current best Zerg player in the world.


MLG Fall Championships: A tale of comebacks, creativity, and god slaying

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This weekend's MLG Fall Championship was one of the most hyped in the Pro Circuit's history, and proved to be one of the most dramatic. Some of the best StarCraft 2 and League of Legends players clashed in down-to-the wire brawls and unexpected comebacks. Now that the dust has settled, here's a recap.


Crap Shoot: Alter Ego

Richard Cobbett at

Richard Cobbett reminds you that life is worth living, and there's always someone worse off than yourself. If not, you can create one of them to torture into an early grave in this life simulator from Hell.

Life is pain. Anyone who tells you differently never played Alter Ego. You know how most games are built around fantasy, high-adventure and living the life you wish you had? Alter Ego is like being psychoanalysed by your evil mother-in-law, who shows up out of nowhere to spend an afternoon driving you to suicide, literally drives you to the nearest cliff, and then, just when you're about to leap into the embrace of the jagged rocks below, calls over: "Wait! Have you thought what this will do to your parents?"

"Actually, never mind," she adds. "You were an accidental ejaculation anyway."