Through the years, faceless characters have driven our intrigue and kept us on the edge of our seats

We hardly — or never saw their faces — and yet we found ourselves unusually attached to all of them.

It’s not to say that their faces didn’t exist. Most of them had quite familiar-looking faces once exposed, but developers intentionally hid their expressions from us. These archetypes found themselves mysterious and featured obscure backstories designed to keep us in the dark.

We loved their stoic posture. We searched far and wide for more information about…


Exploring my unexplainable desire to learn this profoundly complex game led me to a deeper understanding of what I was looking for in myself

Many years ago, at the peak of my time spent gaming, I longed to learn a competitive game.

At first, I began with StarCraft 2. It was the first game I played competitively online, and after months of grinding (and a lot of Day9), I managed to ascend from bronze to platinum league.

Competitive gaming had hooked me. StarCraft’s laddering system, mixed with their on-point match-making…


We’ve traded in small amounts of money to access a catalog of ideas but is the exchange fair?

Why?


The console wars lead to an inevitable battle to acquire intellectual property, but gamers want to get along

As a gamer who hasn’t loved sitting around and mindlessly debating which system is better, I’ve had many watercooler debates about which console ran quieter, faster, and which controller felt better in my hands. Most of the time, neither me nor my friends knew what we were talking about; we just liked…


The new HBO film will need to follow the golden rule to succeed

“Get over here!”

That black and white fighter had a built-in secret. With the right combination of buttons, you could uppercut your opponent onto the spikes below. The result was shocking for its time, and Mortal Kombat established a name for having brutal, gory, and downright shocking finishers throughout the years. Each year the fatalities grew more and more intense in an attempt to stick with their brand.


An in-depth look at my recent experience playing this addictive indie game

I took a break this weekend from big-name games and played something completely new, Skul: The Hero Slayer. SouthPAW Games developed the game and it officially released on January 21, 2021.

My son walked in as I loaded the game for the first time. He is four, and I’ve held out on him playing video games for now. I want a bit more time to cultivate his creativity before he sets foot into the beautiful world of gaming.


Passionate, relatable casters can make or break the competitive gaming scene

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” — Robert Mckee.

I used to be a night owl. The chef’s life does that to you—night and day trade places with each other. The dark of night brought freedom, while I enjoyed sleep only when the sun's sharp rays penetrated the blinds. The glow of my computer replaced the glare of the sun, and the sun became the moon.


When children are desperate for social interaction, EliteGamingLIVE provides a solution by understanding what kids love: gaming

Very few saw the massive scope of the gaming industry beforehand.


How “Free To Play” brought esports into the mainstream in North America

“One way to forget about pain is to do something that you will be in completely.”

Danil “Dendi” Ishutin

One million dollars. Can you imagine? You win a massive international video game tournament, and you and your team walk away with one million dollars. Valve held the first-ever “International” on August 17–21st 2011, in Seattle, Washington.

The Ukrainian team Natus Vincere that won the tournament, walked away victorious in dramatic famous.

The prize pool combined with high-level tournament drama were the kindling esports that needed to explode in the west. …


When we choose to learn from others, we often develop more than technical skills. We evolve.

“As confusing, unpredictable, and stressful as life may be, always remember, it is never incorrect to be kind. When lost, do nice things.”- Sean Plott (Day9)

Who in the gaming community can you look to for guidance? Back when I was limping through my socially awkward faze, I desperately sought out people like me. My confidence was low and desperately needed encouragement to build myself into someone new. So, I scoured the internet for personalities that embodied what I hope to manifest in the future.

I was seeking someone who spoke to the philosophies that I hope to achieve, but…

Phillip Caron

Short stories are to explore my demons. Reflections are to explore my feelings, and philosophies are for my son just in case. langleytrinity@hotmail.com

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