The Dauphin Kings, an MJHL hockey team where I live, Dauphin, Manitoba, recently held its second annual Ukrainian Night, featuring: the kielbasa toss! Dennis Beyak, who does play-by-play on TSN for the Winnipeg Jets, dropped the puck before the game, and there was even a mattress race. ‘T’was a heckuva good time.
Let it be known that this is a gaming blog. Hockey’s a game. Hockey’s awesome (I am.. not awesome at hockey). So here’s some video I took of Ukrainian Night, between the Dauphin Kings and Virden Oil Capitals, on January 28th, 2017.
From second place in the first tournament to first place in the second, Flipsid3 Tactics are your Rocket League season two champions!
The defending runner-ups found themselves in a familiar situation, needing to take the long route to the finals, as they did last season. Flipsid3 started the day facing off with NRG, one of two North American teams left in the competition. Game one was all NRG. Flipsid3 looked awful, missing a ton of balls. It looked as if they hadn’t shaken off whatever bug got in them when they lost to Mockit Saturday.
It was a rough day for North America at the Rocket League Championship Series finals in Amsterdam. Orbit, NRG, Genesis, and Take 3 all lost in the first round, and two of them are out completely.
With all four NA teams in the lower bracket, they were made to face each other in elimination bouts. Two were guaranteed to play tomorrow and two would be going home. NRG took on Genesis, Take 3 met with Orbit. Orbit had the best regular season record of the bunch, Take 3 the worst, but T3 came out on top, sending the Orbiters around the world, back to North America. In the other series, NRG won handily. The participation award for the tournament goes to Genesis, who didn’t win a single game.
Another C4 has come and gone. I had the pleasure of getting involved again behind the scenes. This time I worked for AYBOnline at BaseLAN; mostly I just did Rocket League commentary; it was fantastic.
Anyhoo, here’s the video I made this year. It’s got way cool cosplay, wrestling, and more!
Overwatch players, I’m sure you can appreciate how great this felt.
To paraphase Homer Simpson: Stupid Reaper, you go squish now!
News of an upcoming console/handheld hybrid from Nintendo and the teaser trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 just dropped on the same day and the hive mind of the gaming world has been blown.
Let me thank Nintendo and Rockstar for holding off on these until after my birthday; we don’t all need to compete for press.
Time is loose in the realm of Lordran; it shifts and folds– worlds upon worlds. Champions of different eras, all seeking to link the fire, phase in and out of each other’s existence.
There are those for whom Lordran is but a memory. There are those for whom it is nothing at all. For time moves forward, even as it overlaps. But something is wrong, and champions of the third age are being called back to relink the fires of old. Or perhaps there is need for a new Dark Lord. It falls on us to maintain the past, though we have seen the future. Continue reading
One day Psyonix is going to come knocking at my door asking for a favour. And with all they’ve done for me, for free, how can I refuse?
For example, Rocket League‘s got a new map: the AquaDome. I played a bit last night hoping to give it a try but it never came up in rotation. With my friend telling me several times “it’s beautiful” and “so beautiful it’s actually kind of a distraction,” I made an exhibition match to check it out. It was indeed pretty.
Keep calm and OH MY GOD WE’RE ALL DEAD YOU BLEW IT!
PlayStation VR is set to launch next week and it’s getting a way cool game that will test your ability to give and take directions when under pressure.
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes puts one player in a room with a bomb that’s about to kaboom. The other player(s) have the manual, but can’t see the bomb. You’re going to have to work together, quickly and effectively communicating to disarm that thing.
“Cut the red wire.”
“This red wire? It’s really more of a burgundy.”
Boom. Continue reading
Blizzard has announced some upcoming card changes in Hearthstone, looking to bring better balance to Azeroth’s favourite pastime.
In a blog post released this week, Blizzard outlined the card revisions and the reasons behind them. But to really understand how the modifications will affect the game I spoke to my dear friend, Steven, who is a really exceptionally good Hearthstone player.
- Highest rank in Standard – 4
- Won a Fireside Gathering in Winnipeg (and, I’m told, was feared by the other competitors)
- Has had 12-win arena runs with Druid, Rogue, Mage, Paladin, and Warlock