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 a few variants; for phones (both 16:9 and 18:9), for dual screen setups, for widescreens, and with different backgrounds. I...

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 terms with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator, which I, at the time, was still a novice at. I learned...

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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 their new games (note: just one day in advance). Games journalists, journalists, and gamers alike are outraged by this decision....

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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 performed that analysis with SPSS, a statistical program created by IBM. I used Pokemon Go to recharge the battery in...

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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 new team which showed every directly invited team who’s boss. Do we really need direct invites anymore? If you’re like...

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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 me on a hunt for some more information in the bureaucracy of eSports in general, and I found some disheartening...

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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 is hope, since South Park magnificently addressed the issues. Here’s how they did it. Have you ever downloaded a free...

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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 might as well post here. I actually did another post like this before (with formula 1 related wallpapers), which you...

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 for yourselves. For this game, I recruited the help of Riki. Now Riki, you have to know, is one of...

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