Would you look at that? MLG–I mean–Activision Blizzard will be running another official CS:GO tournament! In today’s podcast I go over the announced details for the upcoming Americas Minor and I briefly explore why ATVI getting more work from Valve wasn’t as shaky a proposition as I originally thought.
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I’m not sure why I ranted the way that I did, but I can attribute the spark for this series of rants to a #profellow posting a link to a DailyDot story about the new flags in the LCS studio. The rest, is
what they should do is get a better live producer so they can yell at their camera operators for getting shit shots all of the fucking time and their stage manager for not framing the TV stage properly to the rest of the fucking arena
I was expecting to be astounded at riot’s production
holy shit, that PTL show is basically sportscenter with one too many opinionated morons
i mean, sjokz, or however you spell her handle, is the most professional personality they had on PTL and she got fucking trampled by the two other guys circlejerking their opinions and killing the flow of the broadcast
also, LEL MLG trying as hard as they could to bring cod coverage style to csgo
they could have piped in more of the in-game comms but probably didn’t because they weren’t in english
fifflooorin wasn’t the worst combo to throw it out to, though
and one of the casters had a burr up his ass the whole time trying to correct the analysts
adding eliminated competitors to the casting for the later stages of the tournament was a nice touch though
also i finished dragon age inquisition this weekend, played through as a male warrior hit level 22 after 85 hours, with the templars and exiling the gray wardens, and the ending WAS A CATERED, FANCY GODDAMN PARTY IN MY CASTLE
also boo hoo cbble is an official map according to valve
TOURNEY ORGS SHOULD FUCKING GET A CLUE
AND DROP THE MAP THEMSELVES
Yeah, there was a lapse of activity here right after I promised a lot of activity here. Turns out my mind was considerably less vacant and available for freeform brainstorming and thinking than I thought it was—and for no reason. So now that I’ve sorted that out, time to get back on the writing train like I promised myself around the new year.
Fuck sleep. Bring back the long nights.
If you’re playing Destiny on the Xbox 360, check out my profile (image-linked to the right) and send an application to my group. I’m trying to build out a small group of folks who don’t mind randomly helping other members with quests, and want to run harder level missions and strikes, all the way up to the goal of making weekly runs of the Vault of Glass.
It’s the second time that I’ve really tried to gather a collection of gamers for any sort of constructive purpose (although that pirate Ragnarok Online server I ran nearly a decade ago barely counts as a first attempt). I’d really like for SOLR to work out.
A full account of what I think about Destiny is proving to be difficult to compose. I think it’s because of the massive proportion of the hoping/wishful crowd were disappointed that the game is not being made available to them at launch. Bungie’s said that they have a decade-long plan for Destiny, and while I don’t think it’ll span ten years in the end, it should be expected that they would slowly distribute a considerable amount of content that they have produced over the accepted year-long cycle of a mainstream console shooter.
That’s not to say that I can’t write out my full thoughts on Destiny as it presently is, but that it’s proving pretty difficult. I can understand some decisions that Bungie made in developing the game as more of a platform, but others seem to be disharmonious from that same goal. It’s not the easiest thing to wrap my head around securely enough to pull out a logical thought. I am working on it, though. Expect to see something in the coming weeks.
In unrelated news, it seems that the Columbus studio is real and MLG is going to start using it. How interesting…1