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Legitimizing eSports: Bit By Bit
Video Games

Legitimizing eSports: Bit By Bit

One would think as time goes on that people would look at the growth and advancement of the newly founded industry of eSports positively. Sadly the powers that be are typically from the older generation that has the mindset that gaming is nothing but a hobby or waste of time. It is primarily for this reason why over the past two years it has been a bit challenging to get eSports widely accepted and recognized here in Jamaica. Time marches on and reported earlier today another step is being taken to further legitimize eSports on the competitive world stage; starting with Counterstrike: Global Offensive. Pro gaming league ESL has decided to start administering tests for performance-enhancing drugs. In the wake of pro Counter-Strike players’ admissions that they’d been chomping on ADHD...
CyberBox eSports League All Star Games: That’s A Wrap…
Video Games, Tech Events

CyberBox eSports League All Star Games: That’s A Wrap…

The epic gaming weekend of March 13 - March 15 has made its mark on the Jamaican landscape of gaming and eSports. It was without a doubt the biggest outpouring of gamers from near and far under on roof all for the love of gaming. I even heard of one female that traveled from Port Antonio to be a part of the festivities; now that's what you call passion for gaming right there. So over the course of the three day gaming spree there where varying tournaments ranging from mobile games like Candy Crush to PC games like Hearthstone and even bringing back classics like Tetris. Here is the rundown of all the tournament winners: With that being said you will definitely want to keep an eye out or the upcoming episode of The Lab Game TV which wil...
Gamers Roll Out; The Cross Country Tour May Be Coming To You
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Gamers Roll Out; The Cross Country Tour May Be Coming To You

Greetings one and all; here to shed some light on a big event currently happening across Jamaica that you might not be aware of. To give some context on the matter let me introduce you to the main driving force behind eSports in Jamaica right now. Enter Isaiah-Triforce M. Johnson; CEO and Gaming World Record Holder of Empire Arcadia. You can check out a detailed interview with more information on him here ----->(click this link). With all the work he had done last year organizing and partly hosting the Digicel World DigiCup Event their gaming events it was no surprise that other Jamaican powerhouse companies took notice. Next up came LIME to throw in their bid into eSports with the LIME eSports Intergration Challenge, which he was more than happy to help them organize and get up and run...
Swallowtail Sports Presents: Ryze Up
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Swallowtail Sports Presents: Ryze Up

What is good one and all? Your friendly neighborhood gamer Zalgo Cometh here again, fresh from the Ryze Up Jamaica League of Legends tournament that took place on Sunday January 11th in Kingston. Swallowtail Sports is an organization dedicated to the development and support of esports in Jamaica, and the greater Caribbean. Currently comprised of three members, this group of gentlemen have decided to have decided to spearhead the League of Legends community and help grow it as a whole. Their inaugural tournament Ryze Up Jamaica is the first in a series of upcoming events that they will be hosting at the CyberBox LAN Centre here in Kingston located at Shop 4, The Springs Plaza , 17 Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10. The event caters to all and welcomes anyone to come support the scene and...
E-Sports: The Final Frontier…
Tech News

E-Sports: The Final Frontier…

Electronic sports (or eSports) is a term for organized video game competitions, especially between professionals. The most common video game genres associated with electronic sports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter, and multiplayer online battle arena. Tournaments such as the World Cyber Games, the Evolution Championship Series, and the Intel Extreme Masters provide both live broadcasts of the competition, and cash prizes to competitors. Although eSports have long been a part of video game culture, competitions have seen a large surge in popularity in recent years. Professional gaming isn't exactly new. Gamers have been making a living off their skills since the late '90s. While competitions before around the year 2000 were largely between amateurs, the prolifera...
Motion Gaming And Its Future
Gadgets, Video Games, Opinion

Motion Gaming And Its Future

Where did we go wrong with; motion gaming. Gaming that transcends barriers and limitations by bringing the user one step closer to real 1 to 1 interactivity with their video game. Personally I agree that this idea and direction that video games have taken is a good idea; I just don't support the other half of the coin that accompanies it. That being companies pushing out lame game titles that use this technology in a lack luster way that feels outright gimmicky or just tacked on. It's travesties such as these that irk my soul so, as something with this much promise is squandered. Many hardcore gamers having been looking forward to the success of this technology since the days of the Nintendo's Power Glove, and Powerpad. Not that I expect everyone to know what I'm referring to but alas Goog...
How to connect Xbox One controller to any Computer or Laptop
Gadgets, Tech Tips, Video Games

How to connect Xbox One controller to any Computer or Laptop

I’m not much of a game-head myself, but I do love Microsoft’s Xbox One and especially its nifty controller. Fits the hand like a glove and very comfortable too, it makes for a great way to full take advantage of the advance graphics that this Gaming Machine’s packin’. Not me, I’m a PC and Laptop guy; not into Gaming Systems wither, as they frequently change and in my view, are being and will be made extinct by Tablets as concluded in Apple iPad Air’s the World Thinnest Tablet and Apple iPad Mini 2’s a 3DS and Vita killer Gear of War just became my summer Friend along with the traditional Servings of Super Mario Land, Sonic the Hedgehog, Retro Arcade Style and yes…..I’m very much into TitanFall too. My other favourite titles aren’t much to speak of, but I love em’ to bitz: War Thu...
GIGABYTE Launch G1.Sniper Z5S and G1.Sniper Z5 Gaming Motherboards
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GIGABYTE Launch G1.Sniper Z5S and G1.Sniper Z5 Gaming Motherboards

GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the launch of its latest gaming motherboards, the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z5S and GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z5, featuring signature GIGABYTE AMP-UP Audio features with Qualcomm Atheros Killer™ E2200 networking, deadly looks and awesome performance. G1-Killer Motherboards: Gaming DNA Built-In With the launch of GIGABYTE G1.Sniper Z5S and G1.Sniper Z5 motherboards, the GIGABYTE G1.Killer gaming series now spans several price points and market segments, without compromising on the core features and technologies that PC gamers have come to expect from GIGABYTE. ”These new GIGABYTE gaming motherboards extend our G1-Killer series to a broader audience than ever before,” commented Henry Kao, Vice P...