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DIsney Plans to Organize eSports Events

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Disney has been seen to take a very deep interest in the world of eSports. It’s not so strange to see a multi-million company doing so, to be honest. However, in an act that could be surprising. Disney has made it clear that they want to make the happiest place on earth an eSports arena.

Disney’s plans to make eSports Happen.

According to a Forbes report. Disney is now actively considering hosting eSports events at their own facilities in Orlando, Florida. To be specific, it would happen at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex. Which hosts a broad variety of sporting activities ranging from baseball to tennis, and is in the midst of celebrating its 20th year of operation.

With such accolades. Disney looks to expand the complex by adding an 8,000 seat arena which will span over 300,000 square feet and open in January 2018.  With Disney World’s Vice President of Sports Faron Kelley saying that eSports would “come here very soon,” making the company’s intentions clear.

If people saw Disney’s previous decisions. This one wouldn’t seem that surprising. One of Disney’s Cable-TV networks (Disney XD) has seen the grand finals of EVO 2017. They also made a partnership deal with big company ESL. This pretty much shows that Disney has been looking forward to make a rentable business out of the eSports scene.

Imagine how incredible it would be to have such things happening. Playing Overwatch finals in the happiest place on earth? I’m all down for it. And I’m sure many of the people who go there will flock to see the events playing out. It certainly could be a very good push for eSports to form part of the mainstream media. Is it a good step or a bad one? Only time will tell of course, but I am very excited to see how this plays out.

I always wanted to be a journalist who listens. The Voice of the Unspoken and someone heavily involved in the gaming community. From playing as a leader of a competitive multi-branch team to organizing tournaments for the competitive scene to being involved in a lot of gaming communities. I want to keep moving forward as a journalist.

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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