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By Ozzie Mejia   //   April 27, 2015 3:00 PM
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Opinion: Twitter reaction to 'Heroes of the Dorm' shows wide eSports acceptance is still far off

A rabid crowd and an excited fanbase were ecstatic to find Heroes of the Storm fill the ESPN2 airwaves last night. Unfortunately, some of the reaction from the other side shows that eSports are still a long way from being accepted as the norm.

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eh, Michelle Beadle's progression was the best. Looks like you only picked the first one. Part of it (from reddit) : ... - walker270
By Steve Watts   //   April 27, 2015 2:00 PM
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Opinion: Konami Undervalues Personality-Driven Game Direction

With the cancellation of Silent Hills, Hideo Kojima's departure from Konami is all but confirmed. The publisher's willingness to let go of its most creative figures shows an old-fashioned view of game development, which could hurt the company.

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Somebody should make a movie about these departed game designer celebrities. They should call it: The Expendables. - kenclopz
By Ozzie Mejia   //   April 27, 2015 1:00 PM
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Heroes of the Storm designer discusses eSports, balance, Battleground design, and the June 2 launch

Yesterday was a big day for Heroes of the Storm, as the Grand Finals of the college Heroes of the Dorm tournament aired in front of a nationwide ESPN2 audience. Prior to the event, Shacknews had an opportunity to speak to one of the game's designers about how the game has grown, its future in eSports, the changes in design philosophy, and what players can expect from the June 2 launch.

By Shack Staff   //   April 27, 2015 12:30 PM
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Stuff That Sucks: Pre-rendered CGI game trailers

Reveal trailers nowadays offer a lot of cool CGI, intense battle scenes, and visual eye candy. What they all-too-often don't offer is actual gameplay and that's the subject of this week's Stuff That Sucks.

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Fucking signed. I generally rage-quit the browser tab if I load up a trailer and notice it's CGI. - atom519
By Steven Wong   //   April 27, 2015 11:00 AM
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10 Games That Satisfy Without Taking Up All Your Time

You can have a deep and satisfying gaming experience without having to spend 40 hours or more playing it. Here are ten games that will satisfy without eating up all your spare time.

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I'd add Portal 1 and Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons to that list as well. :) - ThomW
By Ozzie Mejia   //   April 27, 2015 10:47 AM
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Kerbal Space Program 1.0 lifts off today

It's been a long journey filled with exploration, preparation, and the occasionally Kerbal casualty. But the final version of Kerbal Space Program is lifting off today.