Dawn of War – An Overview and Other Thoughts

Dawn of War, Dawn of War, Dawn of War. We get it wayward, you like Dawn of War. Get over it, already! Post about a real game, like StarCraft 2. Why should we care about this other, lesser game? Why do you keep harping on it when, let’s face it, we already have the paragon…

My Thoughts About Batman: Arkham City

It turns out that my wife loves watching me play creepy action games. I’m a little at a loss to determine the actual genre she enjoys watching: it’s not survival horror. She *hated* Dead Space. It could be “action games” but Brink certainly bored her after a while. She watched, enraptured, as I played through…

Why the Heck Isn’t Dawn of War 2 an eSport?

Again, I’m going to open with StarCraft. I wasn’t paying much attention to the rise of StarCraft 1 as an eSport, to be perfectly honest. I was absorbed at the time with trying to get my parents to let me play Massively Multiplayer online games… first Dark Age of Camelot, then Anarchy Online. By the…

eSports, Dawn of War 2, and StarCraft: part 2

Subtitled: why are you playing Dawn of War 2, and why should I care? OK, StarCraft 2 is a no brainer. It’s one of the most-played games that has ever been released, and is the subject of numerous tournaments which have prize pools in the hundreds of thousands. It’s exciting! And, the more you understand…

eSports, Dawn of War 2, and StarCraft, part 1

Well, I’ve recently decided to try what I’m calling the “Dawn of War 2 Challenge.” That is, on Sunday, I decided that I would attempt to play Dawn of War 2 for 2 weeks to give it a fair shake against the juggernaut that is StarCraft 2. I’ll come back to this later. For the…