Category: Gaming

I am a gamer, there’s no denying it. Mostly on my (t)rusty PC, but I also have an Xbox360 and a 3DS. I might post some of my experiences in gaming in this category.

Design: minimalist free Rocket League Octane wallpapers

As I’m cleaning out my design backlog, I stumbled upon these Rocket League wallpapers which were quite well-received on reddit’s /r/rocketleague, so I will repost them here if you stumble upon them so you can download them for free. There’s...

Design: Dota World

Three weeks ago I had an idea for a design – a spherical Dota World. In an hour or so, I put this idea to paper. That was the easy part. What followed was three weeks of painstakingly coming to...

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Bethesda No Longer Gives Out Review Copies In Advance. Good.

The latest drama in the strange world that is video games, is the fact that Bethesda (known for games like Skyrim, Fallout, and the recent Doom) has decided to no longer send out review copies ahead of the launch of...

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Pokemon Go: Delving into the Statistics of Evolutions

Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm. I wrote an article about my first experiences with the game a few weeks ago. At the time, I was working on my master’s thesis, which was a quantitative content analysis. I...

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How Pokemon Go Brings Strangers Together, A Personal Story.

Pokemon Go is all the rage right now. Having not even been released officially in the Netherlands yet, everywhere you ‘Go’ you can see people enjoying the game, at the very least in my city of Leiden. Why is that? What is it? A quick introduction on why Pokemon Go is so awesome.

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How To Make Dota 2 eSports Even Better

I love Dota 2. I love playing it, and I love watching live tournaments – online. However, something has started to bother me. While some teams get invited, they perform poorly. Exemplified by the victory of Team OG today, a...

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Dutch eSports: Booming or in Limbo?

I awoke somewhat surprised to find an article on eSports on the biggest Dutch news-network. I was hoping for a constructive article, but it turned out to be just another article perhaps only used for future reference. It did put...

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Freemium Games Get The South Park Treatment

Ever downloaded a free game, only to discover you have to pay loads of money to actually play it? Ever get annoyed by an invite to play Candy Crush or Farmville? Ever wanted all of this to stop? Well, there...

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A Collection Of Videogame Wallpapers (ft. Gaben)

I was avoiding writing an essay, and got inspired by a picture I saw to make some videogame wallpapers (featuring our glorious overlord, GabeN). When I uploaded it to imgur, I saw I had quite a backlog of gaming-related wallpapers which I...

Video: Sucking at DotA2, Ep03: Riki 0

Video: Sucking at DotA2, Ep03: Riki

There are many ways to play DotA2. Not all of them are good. Some of them are outright preposterous. My style of play borders on the latter, which should make for some interesting viewing. So, have a look, and decide...

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep02: GTR2 (Imola) 0

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep02: GTR2 (Imola)

There are many games I suck at. FPS’s, MOBA’s (see: Sucking at DotA2), basically anything that requires skill. Unless it’s racing games. I devour racing games. I used to play them exclusively when I was a kid, with my dad’s steering...

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep01: GTR2 (Spa) 0

VIDEO: Gotta Go Fast! Ep01: GTR2 (Spa)

There are many games I suck at. FPS’s, MOBA’s (see: Sucking at DotA2), basically anything that requires skill. Unless it’s racing games. I devour racing games. I used to play them exclusively when I was a kid, with my dad’s...

VIDEO: Indiegame À Gogo: Super Sanctum TD 0

VIDEO: Indiegame À Gogo: Super Sanctum TD

You might know Tower Defense games, but do you know this one? You might know Sanctum, which is a tower defense played from the first perspective. This is what in the gaming industry is called a ‘demake’ of said game....

VIDEO: Sucking at DotA2 Episode 02: Sniper 0

VIDEO: Sucking at DotA2 Episode 02: Sniper

There are many ways to play DotA2. Not all of them are good. Some of them are outright preposterous. My style of play borders on the latter, which should make for some interesting viewing. So, have a look, and decide...

VIDEO: Indiegame à gogo: Reus 0

VIDEO: Indiegame à gogo: Reus

Reus is a game. An indiegame to be precise. It is made by Abbey Games, a small Dutch developer based out of Delft. Delft is practically in my backyard, within cycling distance. This might have made me a bit biased...

Holiday (Steam-)Game Giveaway 2013! 0

Holiday (Steam-)Game Giveaway 2013!

Steam Autumn Sale is here! 0

Steam Autumn Sale is here!

Ever wanted to buy that game but you either didn’t have the money for it, or didn’t want to spend big on a game you were not sure you would enjoy for long? Well, now is your chance to save...

Multimedia Wrap Up (Week 47, 2013) 0

Multimedia Wrap Up (Week 47, 2013)

#FM2014: The Road to Glory (Season 2) 0

#FM2014: The Road to Glory (Season 2)

Videogame ánd Music? Why yes, it’s Audiosurf 2! 0

Videogame ánd Music? Why yes, it’s Audiosurf 2!

I made a video. Of a song. In a videogame. Impossible? Nope, it’s Audiosurf 2, the follow up to the critically acclaimed Audiosurf. Originally going to be called ‘Audiosurf: Air’, it’s now simply called ‘Audiosurf 2’. And I’m okay with...

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