The esports juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down as this flourishing sector is poised to smash through the $1 billion barrier this year. Games like CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends and Overwatch have enjoyed a tremendous boost as a result of the phenomenon that is competitive gaming. It has turned gamers into multimillionaires and attracted all manner of commercial tie-ups, so developers are desperate to break into the esports scene. Yet not all games are suitable and MMO titles in particular must overcome several obstacles if they are to crack this potentially lucrative market. The most successful games in the esports arena are multiplayer online battle arena titles like LoL and Dota 2. First person shooters like CS:GO and Call of Duty are thriving too, with teams like Astralis becoming rich and famous as a result of their successes over the past year. Now Fortnite, which became the most popular game in the world in 2018, is bidding to muscle in. The battle royale … [Read more...] about Will MMO Games Have a Greater Influence on Esports Going Forward?
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Story in MMORPGs doesn’t have a great reputation. A lot of people think there are no MMOs with good story, and many others feel story is pointless in an online game, preferring the organic stories they make by playing with their friends. But I refute both positions. I think scripted story is a crucial part of the MMO experience. If I’m going to spend hundreds of hours in an imaginary world, it had better be a world that interests me, with characters I care about. Luckily for me, the field of MMO story isn’t as barren as some would have you think. Indeed, I think the persistent nature of an MMO presents unique story-telling opportunities. There are games out there that make plot a priority, and tell memorable and engaging stories through their evolving game worlds. Elder Scrolls Online ESO’s story-telling can be hit and miss. Some of the stories are memorable — I particularly enjoyed the intrigue of the Thieves Guild DLC — but many are more shallow. … [Read more...] about Six MMOs with the Best Story-telling
Earlier this week, MOP’s Justin expressed frustration over lockboxes, feeling especially provoked. “As both a player and a journalist, I find it insulting when an MMO studio wants me to get excited about its lockboxes,” he tweeted. “They are poison.” MOP reader and gamer Iain (@ossianos) wants to hear more about poison! “I’d be interested to read an article on your thoughts, and those of the MassivelyOP staff, on how MMOs could otherwise make money,” he tweeted back. Challenge accepted! And perfectly timed for this week’s Massively Overthinking topic. Imagine (or just remember) a world without lockboxes. How would MMOs and other online games survive without lockboxes here in 2017? What should they be doing instead, and what might they have to do when the inevitable gachapon regulation comes westward? Andrew Ross (@dengarsw): I think you can make lockboxes work, but it’s hard. I think Blizzard’s starting to … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: How should MMOs make money in a world without lockboxes?
Top 5 Richest E-Sports Teams Of All Time Since the rise of e-sports in the early 2000s, professional gaming organizations, teams and players were not only getting the fame and recognition for being gaming’s most elite, but they were also making a lot of dough. Back then, earnings usually arrived in the form of sponsorships for professional teams. Today however, the landscape has evolved and e-sports is now a multi-million dollar industry, with tournaments being held that offered as much as USD 3 million in prize pool money. So which teams have benefited the most? We take a look at the top 5 richest e-sports teams in history. 5. SK Telecom T1 South Korea’s SK Telecom T1 was initially a sports organization that opened it’s e-sports division way back in 2003. The South Korean franchise is famous for putting together a squad of the nation’s best Starcraft players, who now have sealed their legacies as their nation’s greatest ever. The franchise is still active … [Read more...] about Top 5 Richest E-Sports Teams Of All Time
An entrepreneur, a genius investor, a billionaire, a philanthropist. Known as “The Man” widely for his ethical and sustainable living has definitely caught the world’s attention. A man who began investing since the age of 11 and a philanthropist who has vowed to give away his entire fortune of $53.5 Billion to charity is a household name throughout the world. Warren Buffett is the fourth richest man in the world and second richest man in the United States, only behind Bill Gates. tBy the age of 13, Warren Buffett was running his own business as a paper-boy and selling his own horse racing tip sheet. That same year, he filed his first tax return, claiming his bike as a $35 tax deduction. There was something extraordinary to Buffett since a very young age, given his knack for mathematics and financial matters. Buffett is the Chairman and CEO of Berkashire Hathaway, a conglomerate multinational corporation with a whooping $162 Billion in revenues, as of 2012. … [Read more...] about 15 Eye Opening Quotes By Business Magnate Warren Buffett