Video Games and Esports

Latest Humble Bundle To Battle COVID-19

The latest offering from Humble Bundle is a good one! For the uninitiated, Humble Bundle is a charity effort in which developers sell their games as part of an obscenely cheap bundle with all proceeds going to charity. The most recent Humble Bundle has $1,071 worth of product in it for $30. Thirty. Dollars. The…

Marvel and DC Comics Halt Distribution

Marvel and DC Comics have made announcements they would not be releasing any new comics for the beginning of April. For Marvel this also affects digital releases, though DC Comics will only be limiting some of their digital releases. President of Entertainment at Marvel, Dan Buckley, released a statement explaining their situation to retailers. As…

The Other Identity Podcast - Quarantined

The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse are back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast dedicated to exploring the culture birthed by comic books. This week's episode is recorded two weeks into the Quarantine for the Covid-19 (corona-virus). How are Robbie and Ben holding…

Gamestop To Close 300 Stores, Permanantly

The bad news for Gamestop continues as the video game retailer announced that it's closing 300 for good. The maligned company said that the move is a part of their plan to "de-densify". In an earnings call, Gamestop revealed their plans for the closures. Gamestop CEO, George Sherman, said that the company expects to close…

Shutdown Showdown - Charity Apex Legends Tournament to Fight the Spread of COVID-19

Gaud-Hammer Gaming Group (G3), Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC), and Beasley Esports are proud to partner for Shutdown Showdown, an online national Apex Legends charity tournament to promote and reward those fighting against the spread of COVID-19 by staying home. Shutdown Showdown No Description Shutdown Showdown is a five-week online tournament taking place between March 31…

5 Big Announcements From Today's Nintendo Direct Mini

Wow, this really snuck up on us. In all the hustle and bustle of quarantine life, I had completely missed that a Nintendo Direct Mini was coming out today. Despite being a mini, it definitely had some major announcement. There's some awesome stuff coming soon or now to the Switch, so let's break down our…

Video Game Bracket Challenge

Which is the BEST Video Game of all time? There are hundreds of thousands of video games, but we’ve narrowed it down to the TOP 64.  Cast your vote and register to WIN a Respawn Gaming Chair for YOU AND A FRIEND! Check back every Monday and Friday and cast your votes from March 9th…

The Other Identity Podcast - Comic Marvels

The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse are back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast dedicated to exploring the culture birthed by comic books. This weeks episode dips into the recent news in comic culture and Ben assigns Robbie to read Marvels Annotated. It's…

Quarantine Game Suggestions - CheckpointAFK Podcast

With week 1 of Quarantine in effect for CheckpointXP, the crew suggest some games and shows to get you through self isolation. As the entire world deals with the outbreak of COVID-19, the CheckpointXP crew are already in full Quarantine mode. Luckily, thanks to the world of streaming that means your content doesn't stop. Each…

The Other Identity Podcast - All In The Family

The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse are back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast dedicated to exploring the culture birthed by comic books. This weeks episode is all about family as the guys talk about how DC uses the 'family' of super heroes…

Sony Releases Information On The New PlayStation 5

It's no secret that Sony is hard at work developing the PlayStation 5. The system is due out at the end of the year after-all. However, the bits of confirmed information we have on the system are few and far between. For instance, we know the PS5 will boast a solid-state drive (SSD) that will…

The Other Identity Podcast - Flash 101

The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse are back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast dedicated to exploring the culture birthed by comic books. You may have to listen to this week's episode twice as it goes by in a flash! The Other Identity breaks…

5 Amazing Hip-Hop Tracks In The Tony Hawk Pro Skater Series

*Note: The music listed has uncensored profanity. Listener discretion is advised* Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (THPS) is one of the most beloved game series of the 2000's. It was emblematic of the times and helped directly lead to the growth of things like the X-Games and other alternative sports. And now with the eventual release…

E3 Is Cancelled - Is This The Final Nail In The Coffin?

The end times are officially upon us. E3 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The Electronic Software Association has put a statement saying the event is off, but also indicating that they're exploring ways to stream parts of E3. Nevertheless, cancel your travel plans to LA. The big news shook the gaming industry this week…

Video Game Bracket Challenge

Which is the BEST Video Game of all time? There are hundreds of thousands of video games, but we’ve narrowed it down to the TOP 64.  Cast your vote and register to WIN a Respawn Gaming Chair for YOU AND A FRIEND! Check back every Monday and Friday and cast your votes from March 9th…

The Other Identity Podcast - Comic Crossovers 101

The dynamic duo of Robbie Landis and Ben Morse are back once again for another episode of the Other Identity. The Other Identity is a podcast dedicated to exploring the culture birthed by comic books. From the pages themselves to the silver screen, superheroes invade every part of our lives. This week they walk you…

Seven TV Shows To Go Back And Binge Again

There's no doubt that the tastes of Americans are changing when it comes to how they consume media. The concept of weekly appointment viewing is quickly disappearing. While some major shows like Game of Thrones managed to get people to block out to time to watch, people typically want to watch on-demand these days. Services…

FINAL FANTASY ROMANCES RANKED

If you read our Top 5 Video Game Romances article, then you've known this one was coming. With Valentine's Day upon us, we're taking a look across the gaming spectrum for the best examples of love and romance. We would be remiss to not pay some special attention to the Final Fantasy series. A powerful…

PlayVS Announces Major Partnership With RIOT Games

The last few years have been a wild ride for PlayVS, a company dedicated to bringing esports to high school across North America. Starting from an incredibly successful fundraising campaign, PlayVS has gone on to establish high school esports programs in 18 states and counting. The company has had a partnership with Riot for the…