“There’s always the assumption that a good sim racer wants to be a real racer. But they don’t."Read More
This year, I got the chance to visit Insomnia 62 Gaming Festival at Birmingham’s NEC. I expected a run-of-the-mill convention but turns out I tumbled down the rabbit hole into a nerd’s cornucopia of video games and geek culture.Read More
A first for New Rising Media, proud to announce I’ll be heading out to cover Insomnia Gaming Festival - a bustling Mecca of gaming and geek culture.Read More
For years, the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering has allowed players become powerful wizards. These mighty Planeswalkers have duelled one another throughout the decades for fame and glory. But now, they have turned against their own creator. Wizards of the Coast, the game’s publisher, is under attack from pro players and tournament judges alike. And like all wars, it all comes down to money.Read More
The UK government has backed the first ever eGames in Rio, which they hope will "shape the future of competitive gaming." Players, or eAthletes as they're called, will fly their respective country's flag and fight for supremacy. This is a huge move forward foreSports.Read More
After introducing you, dear reader, to the world of eSports, it has grown worldwide with several high-profile tournaments for Starcraft 2, League of Legends and DoTA 2. With Starcraft 2 expansion 'Heart of the Swarm' less than a month away, professional gamers are practising their craft with fervour. But what is it like to be a professional gamer, and how do you get into doing such a thing in the first place?
The idea of playing games competitively has existed for a long time, but only relatively recently have ‘eSports’ come into their own as a spectator sport. With games like Starcraft 2 and League of Legends gaining popularity in the West; a sprawling community of players, commentators and dedicated fans is growing ever larger day-on-day, hour-upon-hour.Read More