Why The Dota 2 International Finals Were A Blowout

Monday's grand final match in the $10 million Dota 2 tournament, The International 4, was so lop-sided—so shocking—that forum conspiracy theorists briefly postulated that the contest must have been rigged. No way, of course. I can explain what happened: why one team was able to crush the other so convincingly and… » 7/24/14 5:27pm Thursday 5:27pm

Your Guide To Evo 2014, The Year's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament

We're coming up on Evo, the biggest fighting game tournament in America. It will run Friday to Sunday from Las Vegas and be streamed online for the world to see. It'll be the biggest Evo yet. But maybe you aren't prepared—there are eight completely different games at this one event, after all, and what makes them… » 7/10/14 5:41pm 7/10/14 5:41pm

Fired Community Manager Says He Was A Victim Of 'Outrage Culture'

"There's a lot of—for a lack of better words—politics in the games industry," the voice on the other end of my Skype call started. Pausing for several seconds before continuing, he elaborated, "This game of politics is influenced by outside forces and, in this case, the outside force was this outrage culture that's… » 6/04/14 3:28pm 6/04/14 3:28pm

Community Manager Fired After Calling Donald Sterling 'A Victim'…

Game studio Turtle Rock (Left 4 Dead, Evolve) has let go of their community manager following a controversial tweet in which he called disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling "a victim" who "has the right as an American to be an old bigot in the security of his own home." » 5/01/14 7:25pm 5/01/14 7:25pm