Video game players get athletic scholarships to attend college.

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If you ever dreamed of a day where playing video games would help advance your education and pay for college, look no further – the day has come.

It is not coming for everyone (no scholarships do), but if you live in Illinois, you might be in luck.

According to the Chicago Tribune, a Chicago-based university, Robert Morris University, will extend athletic scholarships to students who play League of Legends. A move that might redefine how we look at sport and athleticism. Continue reading

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Steam Summer Sale 2014 ends in 5 days.

Steam Summer Sale 2014

If you still didn’t get a chance to get your dream game from this year’s Summer Sale, you might be in for a treat, as the sale nears end.

Steam Summer Sale 2014 might be on its last stretch already, but that does not mean you will luck out on getting that one game you always wanted to play, but was too much for your wallet. Quite the opposite. Steam might be rolling out its biggest guns to the stage, to indulge all of us.

Today (6.25.14), some of the Steam deals include The Banner Saga (-75%), Batman: Arkham Origins (-75%), Continue reading

Generation Heroes – New Kickstarter Project

Scott Brodie is reviving his abandoned project, Generation Heroes, and is looking for your support on Kickstarter.

If you have never heard of Scott Brodie before – don’t worry, not too many have. This indie game designer is responsible for a few casual games , while working for, and getting experience from, the likes of Microsoft.

Brodie’s resume, presumably, does not get you excited for Generation Heroes; what should get you excited, however, is Generation Heroes’ resume. And let me tell you, for a game that just started its fund search, the resume looks great

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WatchMePlay: One Finger Death Punch – Ode to Bruce Lee

How’s it going, good people! On this beautiful Sunday morning, I have another video from #WatchMePlay series.  This time I take a look at very addictive One Finger Death Punch.

If the title itself doesn’t convince you to pick up the game, the game design and control system surely will.

When you get fed up with all the AAA games available on the market, that try to get you spend a fortune using multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, One Finger Death Punch is a much appreciated refreshment.

Creators of the game set themselves one goal – make the game as simple, and as addictive, as possible. They have done it!  Controls consist only of Left and Right mouse buttons, and it is ultimately up to you to decide how complex the movements of your character get.

It is hard to describe the feeling of the game in writing, so you will have watch the video and see what this hype is all about!  If you have ever played and enjoyed Rock Band, or any other rhythmic game, you will feel right at home playing One Finger Death Punch.

I hope you will enjoy the video. What kind of games do you play when you take a break from BIG titles? Casual gaming is on the rise and I want to know what you think about it!

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WatchMePlay: Rust – Surviving the First Day

Ever since being released on Steam Early Access, Rust has grown to have a very solid community supporting its development.

As a nod of acknowledgment and support for Rust, I made a #WatchMePlay video, showing how to survive your first day on Rust Island.  The reason I decided to start with a’survive-your-first-day’ type of video, was because I remember my first steps with the game; it was a process to figure out what works and what does not.  The video covers bare essentials of surviving and getting you set up for the next day.

As the game is being worked on, the developers are trying to make the game more accessible, and making sure that new players don’t struggle finding food or resources to keep them going.

Personally, the time where you start off just with a rock, a torch, and a couple of bandages is the most enjoyable part of the game, as I try to do everything possible to not starve to death and find a shelter to keep me safe.

Considering that the game is still in early alpha, Facepunch Studios are working on getting around all the bugs and implementing new features.  In one of their latest blog entries, authors wrote that they are currently working on an Item Editor, new User Interface, and introducing farming (yes, farming!) into the gameplay.

Rust has a long way before reaching its final state.  As new features pour in,  the game should have more balance and more ways to keep you entertained.

That is, only if you survive your first day.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Teaser Trailer

Ubisoft released a sneak=peak trailer of their upcoming game Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Authors promote the video suggesting it contains the in-game footage, however, it consists only of the cinematic, rendered, video.  It would be great to see the game running in such high quality, but we will have to wait for future videos showing the actual gamepley of the new game of the Assasin’s Creed series.

How do you like the new game setting? What new features can players expect from AC:Unity? Comment and share what you think!

Bill Gates Takes On Chess World Champ… Loses in Over a Minute

Everyone knows who Bill Gates is. Not everyone know who Magnus Carlsen is – a Norwegian chess grandmaster, who won his first title at the age of 13(!!!).

I am not a chess enthusiast, but seeing what Carlsen did to one of the most brilliant people of the few past decades is a feast to the eyes.

Feast on!