Heroes of the Storm is released, maybe now we’ll consider it a real esport?…. no. Sorry to the 4 people that are offended by that.
LEGO releases the next Minecraft killer, I feel this will finally be the one!
Are you a game designer? Are you an Architect. There’s a way to make money in the world, called getting a job.
YouTube Streaming E3 (1:24): YouTube has announced its intentions on competing against Twitch for E3 coverage this year.
NVIDIA 980 Ti (4:05): New NVIDIA graphics card with its goal being 4k gaming.
Unreal Realism (9:04): Epic Games announces contest to add more realism to the Unreal Engine.
Disney Playmation Toys (13:20): Disney announces new line of INTERACTIVE "smart toys" based around the Avengers, Star Wars, and Frozen.
Steam Allows Refunds (16:50): Steam now allows you to refund games, with a few conditions.
New AR Device Magic Leap (20:29): Competition for VR and AR devices are getting more and more plentiful.
Eye CONTROLLED Games (21:43): Forget that second joystick and control your game camera with your eyes with Tobii.
OCULUS STORY STUDIO FILM "HENRY" (24:05): ANOTHER PIXAR-ESQ INTERACTIVE MOVIE ANNOUNCED BY STORY STUDIO.
Steam Machines Ready For Pre-Order (26:07): The next "potential" step in gaming is almost here.
Dear Quality Show,
We are neutral to inform you that the Intellectual Property known as “Quality Show” has been acquired by Grey Corp. Effective immediately all emotion must be lowered to the acceptable level of “melancholy”. If you do not make the change in the appropriate amount of time Grey Corp will be forced to find new Hosts.
Heroes of the Storm (36:30): Brand new MOBA from Blizzard, with CHARACTERS from all their previous games.
Fallout 4 (42:24): The 5th installment of the amazing post-apocalyptic RPG has been announced, and it takes place in Boston.
SOMA (47:40): Dark horror game where you are chased by zombie robots.
LEGO WORLDS (49:35): The LEGO competitor for Minecraft has hit Steam Early Access.
We Happy Few (53:41): Walk around a happy perfect town, where everyone wants you to take your happy pills. One where or another.
MasterPlan (58:03): The game where you must plan your criminal heists and complete them....without getting caught.
The Story Goes On (1:00:28): Zelda style Dungeon puzzler.
INDIE GAME SHOUTOUT
This week Oki actual brings you a fun looking game called Massive Chalice. In this game you must take control of your little nations collection of heroes to and strengthen your bloodline and nation in order for it to last.
WE WILL SPOIL MATCHES AND TOURNAMENTS WE TALK ABOUT, SO LISTEN AT YOUR OWN RISK.
IN STARCRAFT 2 NEWS (1:10:18)
This weeks current WCS Top 5 Standings are
Life-(Z) with 4525 points
her0-(P) with 44425 points (Moved Back Above Maru)
Maru-(T) with 4400 points
PartinG-(P) with 4275 points
Polt with-(T) 2550 points (Knocked Zest out of Top 5)
Group C and Group B of the GSL Code S has just concluded with Curious and ByuL beating out her0 and Dream in Group C, and sOs and Rain taking out Bbyong and INnoVation.
IN DOTA 2 NEWS (1:11:23)
The Marstv DOTA2 League (MDL) has been its its Playoff rounds this last week with some exciting games being played, just yesterday there was an upset when Empire knocked Vici Gaming out of the tournament 2-1. The next games are set for this Sunday where Empire will be facing off against Secert and Vici gaming will be fighting Cloud9 for a spot in the finals.
Meanwhile at the joinDOTA Pro League Season 2, The Playoffs are underway RIGHT NOW and are being streamed on MLG.com. Currently it is Alliance vs fnatic and NiP vs London Conspiracy. By the time you listen to this the matches will probably be over but we will link the vods in our show notes. (LINK)
IN LOL NEWS (1:12:48)
TL and CLG lead NA at 2-0 each
FNC and OG lead EU at 4-0 each
CJ and SKT are both 4-0 with Jin Air right behind at 4-1
In China, Team Snake and Qiao Gu are at the top with 3-2 records,
IN FIGHTING GAME NEWS (N/A)
IN HEARTHSTONE NEWS (1:13:20)
This weeks updates for the HWC are
Australia & New Zealand: Ranked 1st Tomflr with 50 points
Europe: Ranked 1st Kolento with 135 points
Japan: Ranked 1st DoubleA with 40 points
Latin America: Ranked 1st Leomane with 60 points
North America: Ranked 1st SilentStorm with 150 points
Southeast Asia: Ranked 1st ShinyPants with 40 ponts
Taiwan: Ranked 1st SpiderRoger with 161 points
The Finals for the ESL Legendary series is under way. Currently the group stages are halfway done with Demigod, Trump, Kitkatz and Domdus moving on from Group A&B. However Groups C&D still have yet to finish their matches.
Reynad, Roger, Ostkaka, and wwlos fight for points in group C and will contuine to do so starting 11am PST this Saturday on twitch.tv/ESL_Hearthstone. While in group B, Lifecoach, Th3RaT, SilentStorm, and PHONETAP will begin their group stage matches this Saturday starting at 3pm PST, also on twitch.tv/ESL_Hearthstone.
IN CS:GO NEWS (1:14:40)
The Game Show League will be picking up its Playoffs once again this Monday at 11am. Kicking it off with fnatic vs ENCORE. Whoever loses that match will be knocked down the the lower bracket to face EnVyUs, who have been doing pretty decently as of late. Whoever wins the match will move on to face TSM for a spot in the Finals.
In an important PSA, The gameshow league will no longer be officially streamed on twitch, but rather Hitbox. You can find these matches being streamed at hitbox.tv/efragtv or hitbox.tv/gameshow.
We have an update of the current standings for the CEVO divisional qualifiers. As a reminder only the top 3 teams from each division will be moving on. In the EU Division, VirtusPro is in the lead with 20 points, with NiP behind him with 16 points, and Mouz and Gamers2 tied for 3rd with 13 points.
In the NA Division we have Luminosity with 20 points, CLG in 2nd with 17 points, and Cloud9 and Tempo fighting for 3rd with 14 points each. However there are a good many teams behind Tempo and Cloud9 by merely 1 point.
We also have an update of the current standings for the ESL divisional qualifiers. As a reminder only the top 4 teams from each division will be moving on. In the EU Division we have TSM leading with 33 points, Envyus and Nip tied with 30 points, and fnatic & Navi tied with 27 points. Over in the NA Division we have Cloud9 leading with 39 points, k.stars and Nilhilum with 30 points, and Luminosity next with 27 points.
IN HEROES OF THE STORM NEWS (1:17:40)
The AlienWare Enter the Storm tournament has ended with Team Liquid beating Gamers2 3-0.
Over in China we have the Gold Series Heroes League in the midst just starting out its Group Stages. The next matches scheduled for the tournament are next Friday at 2am PST, which will be Asia StarDust vs OMG.A.
Next up is the ECL Spring League which just finished up its Group Stages and is scheduling its Playoff games as we speak. The teams to have made it to the Playoffs are Edward Gaming, AgFox, eStar, and X Team
Lastly we have the World Cyber Arena which finished up last Tuesday. The Final match was between Cloud9 and Tempo. Cloud9 was the favored to win but Tempo absolutely wiped the floor with them in a 3-0 sweep, and for that Team Tempo Storm walked away with $10,000.