Tagged Gaming

Esports could add exciting edge to the Olympic Games

By Tommy Osborne, October 4 2017 —  Recently, eSports — competitive multiplayer video game tournaments — have gained greater relevance on both a local and international scale. ESports fans can watch tournaments featuring popular games like League of Legends through online streaming platforms and participate in them through clubs like the University of Calgary’s eSports…

ESports popularity on the rise in Canada

By Isaac Celis, January 10 2016 — Dyrus, TSM, Natus Vincere (Na’Vi), Arteezy, Justin Wong, Mango — to the average sports fan, most of these names mean nothing. But to avid competitive gaming fans, these high-profile names are equivalent to Jose Bautista, the Golden State Warriors, Sidney Crosby, Tom Brady and Michael Jordan. Electronic sports …

Local game embraces cartoon art style, grenades

By Jason Herring, March 29 2016 — Kyle Reczek has been developing video games since before he graduated from the University of Calgary in 2007. But it wasn’t until he left his oil and gas job last May that video games became his full-time job. Now, the local developer is preparing to roll out 3,…

Calgary developer prepares trip to San Francisco to show off indie puzzle game

By Jason Herring, February 23 2016 — With a display of his new project secured for the biggest game development conference in the world, Radu Muresan has a lot to be excited for. His stealth puzzler Semispheres is expected to launch on a variety of platforms starting this April. Semispheres is a single-player game where…

2015 in review: Canadian video games

By Jason Herring, December 1 2015 — Exceptional video games have dominated 2015, with titles like the post-apocalyptic Fallout 4 and the endlessly addictive car-soccer game Rocket League experiencing massive critical and commercial success. But while major studios put out spectacular games over the past calendar year, Canadian indie developers are releasing experimental projects that…

Linkle a step backwards for women in gaming

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, November 26 2015 — Nintendo announced their newest addition to the Legend of Zelda universe last week. Linkle, the female version of, the series’ main character, was revealed as a playable character in the upcoming Zelda-spinoff game Hyrule Warriors 3DS. Introducing Linkle to the Hyrule Warriors series brings with it a slew…

Full Steam ahead for local game developer

  By Jason Herring, September 3 2015 — Calgary game developer Shane Berezowski is excited for the release of his game, CMYW, on the PC gaming platform Steam after his project passed through Steam Greenlight in August. Steam Greenlight is an online system where game developers post information and screencaps about their games. Members of…

Calgary game developer recreates cult classic

By Jason Herring, August 6 2015 — Though the Silent Hill video game franchise is finished, the game lives on thanks to the work of aspiring Calgary game developer Farhan Qureshi, who released his project PuniTy on July 30. PuniTy is a remake of the cult horror video game Playable Trailer, which was originally released…

Heroes of the Storm emphasizes teamwork and communication

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, June 4 2015 — Online gaming has a new addition to its roster. Blizzard’s new Multi Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game, Heroes of the Storm, officially launched on June 2 after an open beta testing period that began on May 19. Heroes of the Storm is similar to a typical MOBA game…

Gaming communities must be inclusive and welcoming

Pong was released in 1972. Since then, video games have become a big part of North American culture. Spending an afternoon relaxing and playing games is as normal as watching a movie or reading a book. Owning a gaming console isn’t just for teenage boys anymore. Video games are a normal fixture of modern homes….

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