Is Multiplayer The New Norm For Games?

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More and more often, game developers are releasing games that cater to group and team-based play. In fact, multiplayer has become so ingrained and expected in modern game development that players are often shocked when a developer elects to publish a game without some sort of multiplayer component.

For a lot of people, this begs the question, “Is multiplayer becoming the norm in gaming?”

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How to Set Up a Scrim on Gamer Launch

As 2015 starts winding down, the eSports season is just heating up. Korean team SK Telecom T1 just took home the world championship titles for League of Legends last week, and we’re about to see some serious action at BlizzCon this weekend, with championship tournaments happening for Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft, and World of Warcraft. The SMITE World Championship Series is on the horizon as well, with the Super Regionals coming up in two weeks.

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Is Your Game Past Its Prime?

We all have games that we really love. We keep coming back to them over and over, and they always excite us no matter how often we load them up. Once we find a game that we and our friends can enjoy time after time, it’s hard to let that go. We’ll play and play until our beloved game becomes obsolete, and sometimes we’ll keep playing after that. It’s difficult to find games that grab us this way, so we’ll hang on to the ones that do much longer than we probably should.

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Seven Shooters Your Clan Needs To Be Playing

We’ve already talked about what MMOs and MOBAs offer the best experience for a guild. But some of you prefer rifles to roleplay, and that’s okay. Shooter clans need love, too. (And Gamer Launch has lots to give.)

There are a lot of obvious choices that we could have put on this list: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Call of Duty, and Battlefield to name a few. Everyone knows that these big-hitters have huge communities, so it seems a little redundant to include them. And we’re betting that some of you are getting kind of tired of them, anyway. So we’ve hand-picked a few games that aren’t quite as AAA, but still offer a fantastic multiplayer experience for clans.

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