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  • Star Nation: a documentary about Star Craft II players

    0 CommentsPosted by Max Smolaks on September 10, 2011 under Featured, PC Gaming, PC News
    Have you ever thought that professional gaming doesn't get the coverage it deserves? E-sports industry has seen massive growth in otherwise bleak economic times. Events like UK's Insomnia or American Major League Gaming constantly announce record attendance. Videogames have become a solid part of popular culture. And yet there are people who have no idea you can earn a living playing games. We hav... more.
  • Competitive gaming – Sports for the new generation? (featuring BlinG)

    0 CommentsPosted by Max Smolaks on August 31, 2011 under Featured, PC Gaming, PC News
    No need to throw heavy stuff at me. I know that real-life sports is fundamentally different from cyber sports. But anyone who attended Insomnia 43 will agree that there are some similarities. Maybe more than we realise? Being at a major gaming tournament final feels weird. Cheering crowds? Check. Professional commentators - "playcasters"? Check. Broadcasting live to thousands of viewers? Check.... more.
  • Insomnia 43: inside a ClanBox

    0 CommentsPosted by Max Smolaks on August 30, 2011 under Featured, PC Gaming
    Among the chaos of the UK's biggest LAN-party, several rooms are sanctuaries of peace and quiet. The eight ClanBoxes can be rented out to any player organization, and provide air conditioning, lockable doors and a more private gaming experience. Up to 32 players can fit into each one, but to get it you will need to pay £10 extra on top of 32 tickets. So what is going on inside such a space? I ... more.
  • Multiplay i43 – Now Where Did All That Cash Go?

    0 CommentsPosted by emma on August 29, 2011 under PC News
    Goodbye appropriately-named-Insomnia 43, we will miss you. Now the event has closed and nothing is left but the team to start packing up the gear and heading home, here’s a round-up of who won what, in case you weren’t paying attention. Dignitas won the Halo Reach Tournament, which was sponsored by Multiplay, scooping up a £1,500 prize pot. Infused came in second and took £625. Maps MLG C... more.
  • Insomnia meets X-Factor

    0 CommentsPosted by emma on August 29, 2011 under X360 News
    At Insomnia 43, the UK's biggest gaming festival, three impromptu bands risked public X-Factor style humiliation for the chance of winning a Quiet PC kit and a guitar each in a Rock Band contest. Judged by Craig ‘Wizzo’ Fletcher of Multiplay, Paul ‘Skippy’ Lee from Quiet PC and Rachel Gordon, marketing manager for Mad Catz (the makers of the Rock Band peripherals), the trio subjected th... more.
  • Team Dignitas talk anniversary plans and more

    0 CommentsPosted by emma on August 29, 2011 under Featured, PC News
    The UK’s top pro-gaming team Dignitas has revealed it has big plans for the group’s ninth anniversary on September 9. They’ll be hosting a Hall of Fame on their web site and will also have a nostalgic evening of playing Battlefield 1942 – the first game the team ever played. Dignitas also recently launched an online store selling themed merchandise and has had a staggering response, sel... more.
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