The SEA Dota 2 Metagame Post-TI6 And MPGL 8

           Mineski Pro Gaming League (or MPGL,in short) Season 8 has just concluded, and the entertainment could not have been any better. Spanning 3 days, from Group Stage matchups to the Main Event on September 10-11th, SEA Dota 2 has been relentless. Four direct invitees (Fnatic,MVP.Phoenix,White Fries Gaming,Ehome.Keen) and 6 teams that fought their way through the qualifiers, locked horns for a first place prize of 30,000 USD. Matches being evenly spread out across a series of one-offs, to Best of 3’s,  the eventual Grand Final…

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AMD RX-480 Capable of 1500 MHz

AMD’s upcoming enthusiast grade powerhouse, the AMD RX-480, is undoubtedly THE most hotly anticipated graphics card at the current moment.The Rx-480 “Polaris 10” GPU is based on a 14 nm FinFET graphics chip, brandishing 2304 GCN 4.0 cores, and a 256-bit bus. Even though it IS a mid-range GPU, AMD’s claims about its bells and whistles and all their promises of bringing high end, enthusiast grade performance down to a readily affordable niche (With an expected price tag of $199 for the 4 GB version, and expected $229 to $239 for…

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System Shock 1 Remaster To Reach Kickstarter On May 29

As much as people love to hate remastered video games, some exceptional works of art have stood the test of time and the achievement-hoarding patience of nerds and fans alike and, as such, don’t garner as much hate from the aforementioned towards their possible remasters. Fast forward 20 years since the original System Shock hit both retail shelves and a successful, cult following, Night Dive Studios have just confirmed speculations of the badly ageing System Shock getting remastered and released post-Kickstarter, dated May 29. Now,what does this mean for die-hard…

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The Show Must Go On

How do you become the most successful “captain” in a sporting scene inhabited primarily by post-teenagers with almost meta-human phalanx reflexes, whilst dragging out a team that was once heavily criticized for being a jitter-bug on a frying pan, to the point that you become virtually the face of inspiration in one of gaming’s biggest communities? The answer is simple, you’re either Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, a man who leaves the Majors feeling “Supreme”, or you’re none of the aforementioned.      With Valve’s heavily criticized, and even ridiculed, Shanghai Majors…

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Digital Gaming Hit Record $61 Billion In 2015

In 2015, the digital games market charted $61 billion across platforms, across the world, gradually growing by almost 8% since 2013-14. Following a stellar holiday season for the industry, total sales capped a staggering high towards spring 2015. Sales of digital games on consoles saw the biggest leap in revenue and were up almost to 34%, despite being one of the relatively smaller markets(IF an annual $4 billion revenue is “small”). The largest category, however, in terms of net sales and periodic income, was the mobile phone platform, claiming a…

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Gamaya Legends Announced

California-based video game and connected toys startup Gamaya launched Gamaya Legends – a video game based on the Ramayana – on Indian soil last month, available for purchase through Amazon.in at a price of 4999 INR for the entire interactive character kit as well as the console itself. Gamaya brings a whole new world of connected toys to life; connected because these beautifully crafted toys are the physical manifestations of their virtual avatars – all based on characters from the great Indian epics. Through a series of story videos to be…

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Gladius Diaries 2016 Part 2 : Clickitty-Click

  A day ago, i re-reviewed the ASUS ROG Gladius and pit it against bracket stalwarts and newcomers alike ( You may find that article right around here ) in part 1 of a multi-part diary. As far as First Person Shooter’s go, the Gladius had enough to easily prove it’s mettle. It was in it’s home turf, and it was easy to see why so. Although it lost out to the Steelseries Sensei, let’s move onward to the NEXT lineup of tests that may just see a change in scenery,…

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Gladius Diaries 2016 Part 1 : Aar-Oh-Gee

  Close to a year ago,we got our hands on and tested the Asus ROG Gladius Gaming Mouse. Did we like it? Well,let’s just say our resident cryomancer/god-mage “loved” his first edition (You can find that review right here). Almost a year down the line,how does it fare against the new kids in the block and the veterans in the scene? Read on and indulge. The Gladius is, as obvious from the complete name,a part of Asus’ Republic of Gamers or ROG lineup, and satisfyingly apt for its position. Priced…

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2016 – What Lurks Beneath

     Thank you for noticing the oddly placed killer whales cracking a racist redneck reference. Now scroll along, you saw nothing.      Patch 6.86c is out and running,and we at the receiving end have had quite some playtime with all the gimmicks offered.So,it leads me to an odd question – What happens AFTER Abyssal Underlord? DoTA 2 has survived to the point that all but one of the original DoTA roster is available in-game,and that’s a good thing. We’ve had patches introducing heroes and new mechanics and terrain…

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