follow us:

Latest News

PS+ Free Games of August 2015: Lara Croft & The Temple of Osiris, GOW:Ascension, Limbo and more
Starting on Aug. 4, a new batch of free PlayStation games for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, for all PS+ members make their way to the PSN Store for those with PS Plus subscriptions.... [read more]
See some of the best Rainbow Six players and developers compete in Rainbow Six Siege
Much of the Rainbow Six Siege footage shown since its announcement is mainly scripted scenarios. On a live stream, some of the best Rainbow Six players went up against some of the development team at Ubisoft Montreal to show how the game should be played. ... [read more]
Next Diablo III patch includes new artifact and tribute to fallen developer
Patch 2.3.0 for Diablo III will include a new item that gives players the option to extract powers from legendary items and then equip them. Not only is this new item so powerful, it also memorializes a Blizzard employee that passed away. ... [read more]

Latest Articles

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Beta shows that the series still has some fight
The Gears of War: Ultimate Edition beta has ended and it has been an experience. With only multiplayer available to play, I was in game after game of Team Deathmatch and King of the Hill. With a shiny new presentation and new features, is this attempt enough to re-ignite th... [read more]
If you don’t play as Nova in Heroes of the Storm, you’re an idiot
Let me start off by saying that Nova is one of the best characters in Heroes of the Storm. ... [read more]
Steam Curator group threatens developers for free games
Original Trader Group(OTG), a Steam Curator group, requested two free keys to games in order to review for their curator page. When the developer did not respond, they resorted to intimidation. ... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Heroes of the Storm Review: The WoW of MOBAs is here
MOBAs are becoming more and more common as the competitive arena of choice. League of Legends and DotA changed the face of eSports by putting the new genre in the spotlight. Blizzard has entered the fray with their answer in the form of Heroes of the Storm.... [read more]
Dying Light Review: What happens when you do Dead Island correctly
Zombie massacre simulator is the description that comes to mind when I think of Techland's Dying Light. With so many implements of undead doom at your disposal, you can easily lose yourself in trying every weapon and item you come across. The real question, though, is does t... [read more]
Tales From the Borderlands Ep. 1 Review: This time Telltale won't make you cry...that much
There are plenty of things to kill you on the planet of Pandora: the wildlife, bandits, and even $10,000,000. Or at least, that is if you are Rhys and Vaughn from Hyperion. The two of them are just a part of the cast in the first episode of Telltale’s Tales from the Borde... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: A Tribute to the History of Satoru Iwata
This video is a tribute to CEO and President of Nintendo Mr. Satoru Iwata, who sadly passed away just yesterday. This video is more a celebration of some of his biggest accomplishments and a preview of the wonderful history that this leader in gaming had.... [read more]
8-Bit Eric Review: Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition
8-Bit Eric knows a bit about wrestling. That's why he's the perfect reviewer for Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition for the Wii U. ... [read more]
PAX South 2015: 8-Bit Eric does a Starr Mazer interview...kind of
On display at PAX South was a game called Starr Mazer, which mashes shmup gameplay with point-and-click adventure gameplay. 8-Bit Eric tried to do an interview with the developer, and well, you'll have to see what happens. ... [read more]
Evo 2013 lineup includes 5 games from 2012, 2 new games and 1 Community Choice game
Posted on January 08, 2013 by Oscar Gonzalez

Wakeup Shoryuken, the official podcast of Shoryuken.com, has their annual Evo lineup announcement episode.  Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar came on the show to announce the main games of the Evo 2013 Championship that will be happening July 12-14 in the Paris Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 

The five games from last year will be returning: Street Fighter X Tekken(version 2013 will be used), Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighter XIII, and Mortal Kombat 9.  In regards to SSF4AE2012, Mr. Wizard did state that if there's a new version  of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, the new version would need to be released by June at the latest.  Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Persona 4 Arena were the two new games added.  While Tekken Tag 2 was not much of a surprise as Tekken has always been represented in past Evo events, Persona 4 Arena was a concern for fans of the game since the tournament turnout for the game has been on a decline.

For the final game, it will be up to the players on what game will be included,but not by traditional means.  Last year, Shoruyken.com held a poll of games that players want to see for Evo 2013.  Those games that had the more than 500 votes will be the ones included in this Player's Choice.  Rather than voting on a poll or through social networks, charity donations will  decide what game will the last game included.  If players want to see their favorite game, they will need to donate to a breast cancer charity, and the game that had the most people donate will be selected.  Details on how to donate will be coming soon.

Finally, Mr. Wizard talked about the Road to Evo.  The Road to Evo was implemented back in 2011 to give local events a bigger spotlight as players can compete for Evo points that will give them a better bracket position at Evo.  Due to the large number of Road to Evo events last year, Mr. Wizard said they decided to reduce the number of events to just four events:  SoCal Regionals, NorCal Regionals, UFGT 9, and CEO 2013

More details will be coming over the next coming weeks and will be shown on the official Evo site.

 

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

What's your most anticipated game for August?

Shadowrun: Hong Kong
Madden NFL 16
Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Volume
Rare Replay
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Dishonored: Definitive Edition
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


Discussing the roots of r/Kappa with Dr. Mike


Evo 2012 lineup and tournament season announced

Injustice added to the Evo lineup

Evo 2014 lineup revealed

Other Gaming News From The Web