Must Reads: KOTOR 2, An Unfinished Symphony

written by Russ Looney on April 22, 2016 in Weekly Roundup

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A beginner’s guide to watching competitive League of Legends, Part I: An introduction (SB Nation)

Your guide to the most popular esport on the planet.

A beginner’s guide to watching competitive League of Legends, Part II: The strategy (SB Nation)

How to follow the action on the screen and some popular strategies!

BioShock Director Ken Levine’s Next Stop? An Interactive Twilight Zone Movie (Wired)

The critically acclaimed game creator says he’ll write and direct an interactive live-action film based on the classic sci-fi anthology series, one that will “explore the spaces between movies and games.”

BioShock Looks Far More Crisp in Unreal Engine 4 (Kotaku)

BioShock came out nearly nine years ago and used Unreal Engine 2.5, so it’s no wonder the Unreal Engine 4 project it inspired looks so sharp.

Virtual Weapons Are Turning Teen Gamers into Serious Gamblers (Bloomberg)

“Nothing about Counter-Strike is about the game anymore,” says Moritz Maurer, head of e-sports integrity at gambling watchdog SportIM. “It’s all about betting and winning.”

Star Wars: How Knights of the Old Republic II Became Gaming’s Great Unfinished Symphony (Den of Geek)

Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords might be the greatest Star Wars game ever made…despite its major flaws.

Being Named “BioShock Infinite” Is BioShock Infinite’s Greatest Mistake (Kotaku)

This game really isn’t trying to be BioShock, both to its credit and detriment. As a result, almost all of the criticism leveled at the game eventually ties into its relationship with the original.

Playable or not? Analysing the latest Hearthstone nerfs in detail (PC Gamer)

And so, over the past month, almost every single Hearthstone player will have said something along the lines of: “Man, I hope this nonsense gets nerfed in Standard”.

Steam is reportedly planning to accept Bitcoin (PC Gamer)

Valve is preparing to implement Bitcoin support on Steam, numerous reports today suggest. The digital currency is likely to be a payment option quite soon, too, if screenshots taken from Steam’s private developer forums are accurate.