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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 me, you just saw Team OG take a convincing victory over Team Secret in the final of the Frankfurt Major, taking 1.1 million dollar of prize money from the 3...

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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 news towards the current standing of eSports. I was pleasantly surprised this morning, as I saw an article on eSports on the NOS (the Dutch equivalent to the British BBC)....

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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 can find here. So, here goes, starting with the one I made today and the others following after the jump. Hope they can be of some use to you! (click...

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 the most annoying heroes to play against. Or with. I had a little practice with bots beforehand, so I wasn’t entirely green when jumping into the game. Will I finally...

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 big, for the annual ‘Steam Autumn Sale 2013’ has arrived. The gist is as follows: between November 27th and December 3rd, Steam will offer nine great deals which change daily, ranging from small indie-games to large games such as Skyrim. These deals vary from -50% on the retail price, to...

Thinking Clearly #3: Cognitive Dissonance 0

Thinking Clearly #3: Cognitive Dissonance

I bought a book.”The Art of Thinking Clearly”, by Rolf Dobelli. It’s a good book. It’s filled with 99 chapters, each describing a certain psychological phenomenon that negatively affects us all. I will be randomly picking a chapter, explain how it works, and use an example from my own experience in every blog. Have you got a good example? Leave a comment! Chapter 50: Cognitive Dissonance “Suppose you buy a new car. However, you regret your choice soon afterward: the engine sounds like a jet taking off and you just...

HOLIDAY GAME GIVEAWAY 2012! (Update) 0

HOLIDAY GAME GIVEAWAY 2012! (Update)

A little update on the holiday game giveaway, which is still open for new entries, as I now have all the games that are going to be given away. As a proof this is not a scam, I’ll post a screenshot of my steam inventory after the jump. As of now, just 19 people ‘like’ FELIXDICIT on Facebook, seeing as I have 13 games to give away, if you enter now you are more than likely to be given a free game!

Super Monday Night Combat, a fun and FREE game. 0

Super Monday Night Combat, a fun and FREE game.

So, it’s about this time when everybody has finished their exams and has got nothing to do. What do you do? Hang out with your friends? Go to the beach? Well, for me it’s crawling behind my PC to find some new games worthy of playing. One of these is ‘Super Monday Night Combat’, a game you can get for free. “Free?” I hear you asking? Yes. Not the pirating-way, but really free of all charge. Only thing you need is to register for a steam-account, and download the game...

‘Orcs Must Die!’ review 0

‘Orcs Must Die!’ review

Not every game needs a big budget behind it, like Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. Lately, a lot of games achieve succes without the backing of a big company. Games like Minecraft, which has sold over 20 million downloads, are the beginning of a new age for indie developers. A lot of these games are being offered a platform on Steam, a downloadable platform for games which resembles the likes of Apple’s iTunes. One of these games is Orcs Must Die!, a tower defense-like game which features high-paced, third...