Dave “Walshy” Walsh first started competing at Halo in 2002. Back then, the term “esports” hadn’t yet entered the lexicon, pro gamers rarely earned the big bucks, and competitions were all about the love of the game and discovering who played the best.
I’ve spent months kicking this “Best” around. Considering all types of space lasers and sniper weapons and over-powered pistols. But no matter how many other weapons I consider, I always keep coming back to an antique Second World War battle rifle.
There are too many Call of Duty games. Let me clarify that statement: There are too many Call of Duty games in Call of Duty: Black Ops III.
Last night I watched in horror as high-tech commandos blew up the Golden Gate Bridge, sending huge chunks of my city's signature landmark showering down onto a fleet of Navy vessels. Burst-jumping down the bike lane I've personally used many times, I did my best to stop the atrocity. Alongside my comrades—each of us…
Monday, we brought you this, which was amazing: an XBox live gamer freaking out in his game as he watched Bama lose to Texas A&M. Now someone has helpfully set the audio to the actual game footage. Still hilarious.
Online multiplayer is great for exposing you to a wide swath of humanity. Most of that swath is 13-year-old boys hurling slurs, but there's other stuff too. Like this, from a game of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, played Saturday evening just as Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M were finishing up their upset of No. 1…