Echoing the grooves of a vinyl record alongside the ebonised ash wood base structure, this high-end turntable design is a stunner.
And looks really do matter when it comes to showing off electric cars at the peak of their powers.
If you’ve been tired of the long, slow road to the middle of the table, there’s good news afoot. In a blog post – complete with Ben Brode video update – Blizzard’s Hearthstone team has announced some significant tweaks to the ranked ladder, with a big focus on keeping you closer to your ‘natural’ ranking after each month’s reset.
Matt Wyble is one of the leaders behind the scenes of Hearthstone esports. A man who has pursued serious sport himself at the highest levels (trialling for the Olympics in Modern Pentathlon), he’s been helping to guide the card game’s esports scene since its earliest days. We had a chat at the Hearthstone World Championships in Amsterdam about his perspective on what sets the elite players apart, how the sport has evolved for those who pursue it, and what anyone chasing the dream should be doing to take their game to the highest level.
Dean Ayala. Restaurant Consultant. In that other, darker timeline, we don’t have the Dean Ayala we know from the Hearthstone Game Design team. Thankfully, Ayala found his way into Blizzard, and we thought we’d explore a little of his heroic journey into game design and what others might learn from his path.
How do you build an esports empire that builds a good business AND creates the chance for everyone to have a shot at a pro contract?
With Gfinity Challenger Series underway, we spoke to the leaders of this new esports operation. Hit the link for our full conversation with the leadership behind Gfinity Australia.
I recently interviewed Nate Nanzer, Blizzard’s Overwatch Commissioner for all things Overwatch League, for this story in the Australian Financial Review. Stories like that only use a handful of quotes from a lengthier discussion, so, with permission from AFR, I’m sharing the full transcript of the interview here for those eager to get every drop of info from Nanzer on what’s happening in Overwatch esports.
Skim Reading as a Service is never going to pay the bills. It’s a tough sell. @biz and @jack, with the luxury of their incredibly brief Twitter handles, today pitched that Twitter will be better with a doubled character limit – up to 280 from the 140 it’s famous for.
Carrying better lighting to use with your phone is mostly a non-event. It’s just too hard to bother for most people.
The ‘$2000 phone’ thing annoys me. There’s a lot of it about after today’s Apple launch. It’s a classic judgment on ‘things I value’ vs ‘things you value’.