Rise of the Video Game Demo

In the 1990’s, the popular method of distributing a video game was shareware, a business model that blew up within the PC gaming market. It allowed players to receive a portion of a game, free of charge, and then pay a small fee to receive the full version. Developers would encourage their fans to shareContinue reading “Rise of the Video Game Demo”

Epic Games Founder to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

Organizers of the 17th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer recognition celebrating the industry’s top games, studios and developers, will recognize Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games and creator of ZZT, Unreal and Unreal Engine, with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sweeney will be honored at the Game Developers Choice AwardsContinue reading “Epic Games Founder to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC”

The Overwatch League: A Tournament Frenzy?

Much like the popular first-person shooter Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Overwatch’s success has motivated its creators to invest and explore the opportunities presented by the ever-growing world of eSports. At the most recent Blizzcon, Blizzard announced the creation of the ‘Overwatch League’. This ‘Overwatch League’ seeks to create a clear pipeline to becoming aContinue reading “The Overwatch League: A Tournament Frenzy?”