Want more insight into the World of Warcraft storytelling process? Step right up.
This week, we’re sharing our extended interview with Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi as he walks us through the ways storytelling in WoW helps drive great gameplay, and how the technology of game design has served the game’s storytelling.
Game storytelling doesn’t get much more epic than the Warcraft universe. Next year the franchise turns 25 years old, and in two weeks World of Warcraft goes live with its seventh expansion, Battle For Azeroth.
Throughout that time, stories have been told of a fantasy world’s great conflicts. Humans versus orcs versus demons versus undead… light versus shadow, nature versus death…
As the dust settles on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a survey of football fans has delivered an interesting verdict on the tournament’s introduction of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.
I love watching any sport played at an elite level. Seeing the best of the best go head-to-head is its own reward.
But every sport needs its commentators. Even the Go tournament between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo was brought to exciting life with the help of some amazing commentary that brought us into the sport and explained the beauty and creativity of what was happening in the game.
Esports is no different. It takes a skilled commentator to follow the chaotic action of a MOBA or team shooter and present the excitement to both devotees and the less initiated.
Thankfully, Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie is one of the most energetic and vivacious casters around, plying his trade across a range of major titles before now shouting up a storm full-time in the Overwatch League.
Click through for my exclusive interview.
Samsung just saved your phone from, well – you – in the best way possible.
Samsung’s screen technology arm, Samsung Display, just announced a new unbreakable OLED screen technology that is set to save your next phone from your stupid, clumsy, greasy fingers, and probably put a whole bunch of those dodgy screen repair shops out of business.
Bond fans, LEGO has a dazzlingly slick new kit for you. The new 1964 Aston Martin DB5 isn’t just any LEGO replica.
The next big expansion for Hearthstone, The Boomsday Project, launches August 7! It’s full of science and technology of the weird-fantasy kind. Just the way we like it.
So we were given some quality time with Dean Ayala and Peter Whalen from the Hearthstone dev team to dig into the most scientific of the expansions new features – Magnetic cards.
In the age where companies like Terrafugia and Opener are actually building and testing flying cars, putting out a concept design and video can seem a bit cheeky.
Nathan Fillion as Nathan Drake. If you know both those names, you should get that it’s such a good fit. And some things are just too perfect to live.
But here we are. A completely unofficial Uncharted ‘fan film’ made with real Hollywood talent in front of and behind the camera.
Watch it below and hope it will not be taken down too quickly by Sony for showing such love for its intellectual property.
Facebook recently announced a new addition to its line up of news feed filters to help you deal with the bane of our modern digital existence – having sports, movies and TV shows ruined by a friend.
“They’re ready. You’ve got about eight minutes, sorry.”
These are stolen minutes in a hectic schedule at the Blizzard Arena. But I’m lucky to get two for the price of one.
Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy – a support main – had just two days earlier been traded from the Dallas Fuel to Los Angeles Valiant. Which is the team where Jordan ‘Gunba’ Graham has been on the coaching staff. A real-world support main.
Sack the team. The whole team.
What a fall from grace this is. Steve Smith, the subject of not unreasonable debate around whether he is the greatest Test batsman since Bradman, is now a cheating captain who lacked the decency to fall on his sword after being caught.