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PAX South Tour Guide Pt. 3 - Quick Tips
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The OG Replay for Jan. 19
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PAX South Tour Guide Pt. 2 - Where the locals eat and drink
If there’s two things San Antonians know, it’s good food and drinks. Although the city is the Tex-Mex capital of the world, San Antonio offers a wide range of food from classic Mexican to Japanese. Dowtown San Antonio has it all, and to save you some time, we have a few ... [read more]

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Driveclub Review
Originally announced at the PS4 reveal event in Feb. 2013, Driveclub was due for release as a PS4 launch title. Development misfortunes led to an 11 month delay and the game was finally released in the first week of Oct. 2014. The game faced major challenges at launch as the... [read more]
This War of Mine Review: A new angle on war games
11 bit studios made a name for themselves with the Anomaly series where they flipped the script on the tower defense formula. They flipped the script again with This War of Mine that doesn't put you in the shoes of soldiers fighting a war, but rather the people trying to sur... [read more]
The Evil Within Review
When Shinji Mikami and the team at Capcom developed Resident Evil, they changed gaming. There were scary games prior to that first RE game, but those games didn't have nearly the impact. With The Evil Within, Mikami hopes to change the industry once again by bringing back su... [read more]

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8-Bit Eric: Shiny the Firefly Review
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8-Bit Eric: Top 10 Wii U games of 2014
2014 has come and gone, and the Wii U had such a kick ass year with several big releases such as Mario Kart 8, Smash Bros Wii U, Shovel Knight and more. 8-Bit Eric counts down his top Wii U games of 2014.... [read more]
Pro eSports team Quantic Gaming announced they're shutting down
Posted on December 04, 2012 by Drew Bergmark

At the beginning of November, MLG had their final tournament of the year featuring games like League of Legends, Halo 4 & Starcraft 2. Then this past weekend, IPL 5 featured just Starcraft 2, League of Legends & ShootMania. Things seemed better than ever before for the eSports community with IGN bringing in over one-hundred thousand concurrent viewers during the live-broadcasted games for League from Thursday morning to Sunday night.

Unfortunately, this weekend apparently wasn’t enough for one eSports team, Quantic Gaming, as the professional gaming house will be closing it’s doors. Within the last hour, three tweets were sent out via the team's official account. The first tweet simple said “FOR ESPORTS! (the YouTube video below) GG” while the second said this: "We attempted to create one of the world's greatest eSports teams out of an ultimate belief in the pursuit of passion and greatness."

Just two days ago, the team’s account was still doing business as usual but with the blog not rolling in the last month, it’s not a shock to see such an announcement. The shock is to see it end so quickly. Just a week ago, eSports reporter and former pro Boss Nasti posted an interview of a very confident Mark Ferraz who is the CEO of the gaming team.

The team was made up of sixteen Starcraft 2 players featuring team captain SaSe the famed Swedish Protoss player. Quantic also had one Call of Duty team featuring four players. The final message the team is giving out to the world is simply this: "We love you all, our fans, players, staff, sponsors, and owners... 2012... and forever in the hearts and minds of those touched..." Good luck to the players and support staff! Today, an independant crew working on an eSports Starcraft documentary entitled ‘StarNation’ posted an interview featuring Quantic Gaming’s Mark Ferraz. You can see it above.

 

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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