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Halo Wars 2 Review: RTS Awakens From Cryosleep

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Feb 16, 2017

When I first bore witness to the reveal of Halo Wars 2, I wasn’t quite sure where to set my expectations. The original installment, Halo Wars, was a fascinating new perspective for the Halo franchise. The title injected the real-time strategy genre into a franchise that was predominantly comprised of first-person shooter games. Nevertheless, Halo...

Blizzard Introduces Overwatch Server Browser

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Feb 8, 2017

As a part of the ongoing effort to refine and improve Overwatch, Blizzard’s development team are once again going above and beyond to implement new tools and additions for their community. On February 7th, a new test patch went live on Overwatch’s Public Test server, introducing new changes to heroes, new Custom Game options, and the much...

Halo Wars 2 Launch Trailer Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Feb 6, 2017

With just a few short weeks remaining until the game’s launch, 343 Industries, Microsoft, and Creative Assembly have unveiled their launch trailer for the newest real-time strategy installment in the Halo franchise—Halo Wars 2. The trailer once again highlights Halo Wars 2’s campaign storyline, showcasing Captain James Cutter and the...

Xbox February Games with Gold Announced

By : James Glaze | Fri, Feb 3, 2017

It’s the first of the month Xbox fans and you know what that means, another four free games up for grabs through Microsoft’s Games with Gold!  Check out the games are available to download for free this Februrary! Xbox One Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime:  February 1 – 28 Pilot your spaceship and fend off enemies by firing lasers and...

HITMAN January Content Update Revealed

By : Jason Segalla | Wed, Feb 1, 2017

Coming January 31, HITMAN will release its January content update to coincide with the release of The Complete First Season on physical disc. The physical release will have a Steelbook Edition option for purchase that grants players exclusive items and access to the bonus missions from the Summer Bonus Episode. The content update includes a slew of...

Overwatch Year of the Rooster Event Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Jan 25, 2017

The Overwatch team at Blizzard always seem to have a new trick up their sleeves. With their most recent seasonal Christmas event coming to a close, very few were expecting a new seasonal event to be right around the corner. A short while ago, Blizzard teased their newest seasonal event—Overwatch Year of the Rooster, which has since been revealed....

Halo World Championship Power Rankings – UGC St. Louis

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Jan 19, 2017

With two Pro League seasons behind us, and multiple ranking periods logged away, it’s time for the next chapter of Halo esports—the 2017 Halo World Championship. With this years annual worldwide tournament now featuring LAN qualifiers, professional and amateur teams are more dedicated than ever to grind Halo 5: Guardians and fight for a chance...

ESL Announces Destiny Esports Ruleset

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Jan 5, 2017

In September of 2016, Bungie released Rise of Iron, the newest expansion for Destiny. Alongside the expansion came the arrival of a frequent item of community demand—Private Matches. Private matches in Destiny would of course pave the way for competition and esports, something that is on plenty of gamers’ minds. ESL, one of the leaders in esports...

Xbox January Games With Gold Announced

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Jan 2, 2017

As gamers head into the new year, they set their eyes on new console developments as well as new and exciting titles. However, one gift from Xbox will always remain constant—Xbox Games with Gold. Here are the free games you can pick up in January 2016! Xbox One World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap: January 1-31 Dive in to competitive, cooperative,...