How League of Legends Fosters a Toxic Community

I was playing some League of Legends today with an old friend of mine. It was a typical League game, full of passive players until someone starts to perform poorly. Then at once, other teammates get so irate and abuse chat. As per usual the game devolves into toxic banter. My friend also chimed into the angst. I asked him, “man why do you have to feed into that stuff?” He told me “what do you mean? It’s just part of the game.” Of course to me this made no sense. Riot Games, the creators of League, didn’t intentionally make an environment that promotes such behavior. In fact, Riot has tried various efforts to prohibit negative behavior. However due to the way League has been morphed from the ground up, and well as changes made throughout its lifespan, League’s shell is just a hub of bad behavior. This article looks to identify what points League accentuates the internet’s already bad mannered ways, and perhaps some hope there could be for the future of this popular game.

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Why are Strategy Games so Expensive?

I was inspired to write this article after seeing a Reddit comment on /r/Hearthstone saying how the new expansion of 50 packs costs more than the entire new FPS game called Overwatch. This is increasingly stupid because 50 packs won’t even get you 20% of the expansion most likely.

Compared to other genres such as action adventure, FPS, platforming, heck even monthly subscribing MMOs, strategy games in my opinion seem to take the peak of being the most expensive type of game to play. While there are cheap or free to play models, the sheer quantity of money you can possibly spend on strategy games can be through the roof.

On March 22nd, Hearthstone increased the cost of card packs in EU and Asia, much to the outrage of the global community.

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5 Free to Play Games You Should Try

One of my favorite things about video games is how unique an experience they can provide as well as accessibility. Below are five free to start playing games that stood out to me as a great experience in one way or another. Also they represent different genres and can be a great entry to a genre. If you’re considering jumping into a new realm of gaming or know what styles of games you like and want to immerse yourself with more options, check out these hot takes.

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My Experiences with Kickstarter

For those unaware, Kickstarter is a global crowdfunding site to help ideas come to actuality. In this day and age, indie development and low budget teams are on the forefront of opportunity. There has never been an easier time to support projects you believe in and Kickstarter is part of that movement. Projects like Undertale and Exploding Kittens are examples of serious wins for developers and consumers alike that I am proud to have been a part of.

That being said, I Kickstarted multiple projects since early 2015. I will bring up two examples of purchases I made as well as how I felt about the process both pros and cons.

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Fortune Favors Fools

Several months ago, my friend and I made another ‘short’ film. This one is four or five times longer than our previous short, Bob Orders Pizza and may or may not be an unofficial sequel.

Here is the description:

“Cale and Fanta are two daycare workers tired of their jobs. During a casual encounter with a new Chinese restaurant, a mysterious fortune cookie comes packed with an adventurous surprise. The hunt for the promise of treasure unfolds.”

Here is the video:

Also why not Bloopers?

Word of the Day #1

No these won’t be daily.

But I saw a word and thought it was neat. I don’t it often if at all, probably because there are ‘relevant’ synonyms that get the job done and make this word not needed.

That word is: “apposite”

A quick Googleroni says this word means “apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.” It’s like the word relevant or pertinent. I thought the word was neat because it has that root flavor with “opposite” and it is also a word hardly ever used in my experience.

I’ll use it in a sentence for you!

“Jody thought it was apposite how the word WiiU could be misheard with the phrase P-U.”

Day 1 Release Rant


My name is Nick. I am a Nintendo fan that knows hardship. I was in line for a Switch on the midnight release in Best Buy. The dude in front of me got a Switch and I got nothing. In this article I will rant about how sad I am that I get to see all over Reddit how much fun people are having with this so called “masterpiece” that is Breath of the Wild. I cannot play because Nintendo either can’t count or doesn’t give enough shits. I am writing this article to talk about an issue rarely seen in the industry nowadays and that is fans disappointed at Nintendo for simply being so damn interesting.

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