May 1, 2013
Category Archive: Stream
Springs LCS is finally winding down, and the battle for playoff position is tighter than ever.
Counter Logic Gaming, Good Game University, Vulcan, Team MRN and Complexity are all fighting to get into the playoffs as wild cards, and with only 5 games left, each game will be as intense as ever. While the aforementioned teams are fighting for their chance to be in the playoffs, Curse, Team Dignitas and Team Solo Mid will be fighting for a BYE week, giving them the opportunity to scout out the wildcard matches.
Curse will win LCS Spring and go on to a bye week before playoffs with a win over GGU today, and Team MRN on Thursday. Although with internal fighting in the team, I could be completely wrong. (Win vs GGU, Win vs MRN, Loss vs DIG, Win vs COL, Win vs Vulcan)
Team Dignitas will wrap up their season in 2nd place, just falling 2 wins behind Curse. I feel Team Dignitas has slowed down towards the end of the season, but remains a force not to be trifled with. (Win vs COL, Win vs CLG, Win vs CRS, Win vs Vulcan, Win vs TSM)
Team Solo Mid will end up in 3rd place, just barely miss the bye week. (Win vs MRN, Win vs CLG, Win vs Complexity, Win vs Vulcan Loss vs GGU, Loss vs DIG)
Counter Logic Gaming
Counter Logic gaming will solidify their 4th seed Thursday with a win over Vulcan. (Loss vs TSM, Loss vs DIG, Win vs Vulcan, Win vs MRN, Loss vs GGU)
Good Game University will continue their momentum into this week, winning big in bottom 4 matches. I feel like their play has vastly improved and roster changes have made a huge difference. This is the sleeper team to watch for in the playoffs. They are hungry, and wanting to show the world what GGU is really about. (Win vs COL, Loss vs CRS, Win vs MRN, Win vs Vulcan, Win vs CLG, Win vs TSM)
Team MRN will limp into the 6th seed, pushed forward by poor performances by Vulcan and Complexity. I feel they will easily be swept under the rug by whomever they play in the 1st round of LCS playoffs. (Loss vs TSM, Win vs Vulcan, Loss vs CRS, Loss vs CLG, Win vs Complexity)
I do have a feeling though, that after last week, CLG COULD, I repeat, COULD wind up as the bottom seed. I don’t feel like that gut instinct is good enough to warrant me writing them off in my predictions though. CLG still hasn’t picked up the pieces, and a poor showing this week will solidify their bottom seed, pinning them up against TSM. That’s for another post though.
Thanks for reading.
While at PAX we saw a joust fight arena and said we had to do a fight there :p
April 14, 2013
On the way to the the final PAX dinner we though of singing 99 bottles but we came up with a good alternative
April 14, 2013
Hello, fellow BlargNauts. This Monday, at the usual BlargHour of 5PM PDT, Aria will be playing through Undead Empire: Hellfire, the sequel to Undead Empire. Throughout her broadcast, we will be giving away two codes of the game, so be sure to tune in to watch how to win these exclusive codes.
Developed by Big Rook Games, the Undead Empire series is an action survival-horror game, which, is the first of its kind in presenting an online, top-down zombie shooter. The game features up to 4 player offline/online Co-op and multiplayer in where you must survive the seemingly unending swarm of zombies with a taste for human flesh. Offering gamers a robust story mode, a brutal survival mode and an online scoreboard to see where you rank up with friends, this game offers a variety of features that’ll keep you coming back for more!
You can buy both Undead Empire, and Undead Empire: Hellfire on the XBox Live Indie Games right now for 80 MSP ($1.00) each.
Hello fellow BlargNauts, KitsuneKyon here. As many of you know, today is Valentine’s (or Single’s Awareness) day and Nintendo’s President, Satoru Iwata celebrated the romantic holiday by delivering the company’s usual Nintendo Direct. Entitled Year of Luigi, a Luigi cap wearing Iwata started us off with a brief history lesson of the younger Mario brother, and his many supporting (and starring) roles in various games over the years. Being the loving holiday that it is, Nintendo showered our beloved number two player with lots of love by announcing what they had in store for him.
The first title discussed was the 3DS exclusive, Luigi’s Manson: Dark Moon. Appearing to discuss the game for the first time ever on Nintendo Direct was Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of many beloved Nintendo franchises such as Mario, Zelda and Pikmin. In this segment, he gave us a developer’s view on what they wanted to do with the title and how they approached it. Notable inclusions he talked about were the upgrades to the Poltergust 3000, the newly added multiplayer mode and of course, the fact that there will be multiple mansions to explore. Luigi’s Manson: Dark Moon will hit store shelves March 24th.
The next title discussed was the grand unveiling of the next installment of the handheld Mario & Luigi RPG series. Entitled Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, the game will be centered around a sleeping Luigi, and presumably the majority of the game will take place within his dreams. The only feature shown for the upcoming title was the ability to play around with Luigi’s face on the bottom screen in order to solve puzzles within his dream, a nod to Mario 64′s title screen. As always, more details about the game will come in due time, but until then, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team will have a release date of sometime this summer.
Being the ever talented Mario Bros, the next game discussed was another unveiling of the Mario Sports series: Mario Golf World Tour for the 3DS. Although this doesn’t specifically star Luigi, he is nevertheless a main character in it. Not much else was revealed besides the title, and a tentative release date of sometime this summer.
To the surprise of many, Iwata also announced that New Super Mario Bros U will be getting its first major DLC. Entitled New Super Luigi U, the DLC will transform the 80+ levels into an entirely new game for our lanky green plumber to explore. Given that this is the first DLC of its kind to make such drastic changes, Iwata noted that it is being treated as a new game, and is currently slated for release on the Wii U eShop sometime this year.
As is accustomed in their Nintendo Direct, Iwata took some time out to unveil a new feature that will be implemented in the Wii U starting today. Noting that there were no communities for unreleased games, Iwata announced a Legend of Zelda open community, a community which is not tied to a specific game, but instead, a brand in general .
Despite Luigi being the main star of Nintendo Direct, other notable mentions were made for the remainder of the broadcast.
-Animal Crossing for the 3DS stars the player as a mayor of their own town. A few new features noted during the conference were the home showcase, and the ability to customize even further than previous installments of the series. The game comes to retail June 9th.
-Lego City Undercover for the Wii U will come to retail March 18th. Similarly, Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (which features the same world, but different story) for the 3DS will come to retail April 21st.
-Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, the action-puzzle game series, comes to the eShop in the near future
-Donkey Kong Country Returns will be heading to the 3DS sometime this summer
Sounds off below or within the forums on what you thought about Nintendo Direct’s latest installment!
February 14, 2013