The Hunger Games with Dinosaurs: ARK introduces new survival mode

Last week, Wildcard Studios launched a new Survival of the Fittest mode for ARK: Survival Evolved. The new mode is a deathmatch PvP instance – that means permadeath for your character in this hardcore competition. To raise the stakes even further, Wildcard introduced a “ring of death” that will force players closer together the longer they play in this mode.

Wildcard made sure that Survival of the Fittest came in with a bang, as they introduced it with a full-blown tournament to the death. 35 teams of two competed to be the last tribe standing – a title that came with a pretty $20,000 prize. While Twitch viewers watched and voted for different Evolution Events to throw at the players, these teams battled it out to prove they were the best of the best. #TEAM POLOPHIN eventually took the top spot, scoring the prize money and some sweet tech from Logitech and Gunnar Optiks.  Continue reading The Hunger Games with Dinosaurs: ARK introduces new survival mode

How to Pick a Great Guild or Clan Name

Picking a good clan or guild name is only about 75% harder than finding the right name for your pub quiz. This is the name that may, in part, define your group for years to come. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have trouble naming my hard drives, let alone a group of people.

If you’re like me, you’ll need a little bit of help so that you don’t end up naming your clan or guild “People We Tend to Raid With.”  Continue reading How to Pick a Great Guild or Clan Name

How to Find Amateur eSports Tournaments

If you care about eSports,you probably know some of the big tournaments already. Red Bull Battle Grounds, ESL One, League of Legends World Championships, the International. These are where the best of the best get together, sometimes under one roof, to play the games they love.

But what if you’re not playing for Na’Vi or the LA Renegades? What if it’s just you and your friendly team of 5 that want to get together and play some League in a friendly competition? Well, what you’re looking for is an amateur tournament.  Continue reading How to Find Amateur eSports Tournaments

The Best Games for Your Guild: MOBA Edition

Just a few weeks ago, we compiled a list of the best (read: most active) MMOs for guilds. But team play happens in more than just one genre. Although the word “guild” might be specific to MMOs, the need for a good team and an active community is not. So this time around, we’re going to shine the spotlight on some MOBA games that are perfect for you and your guild.

MOBAs are great for groups that want shorter play times and more competitive elements. They tend to be much more fast-paced and goal-oriented than MMOs, and don’t demand as much of a time commitment. (But we can’t promise you won’t willingly sink all your hours into them anyway.)  Continue reading The Best Games for Your Guild: MOBA Edition

Guild Guide: Making events people show up for and enjoy

The group that plays together stays together.

I don’t think anyone would contest that.  In fact, I can’t think of a single guild leader or officer whom I’ve ever seen express doubt that guild events are useful or necessary.  Far more often, what I see are complaints by people who are supposedly doing everything right but somehow still wind up with unattended events and things that get rescheduled over and over until they’re finally just cancelled due to lack of interest.

Continue reading Guild Guide: Making events people show up for and enjoy