Archives for June 2015

DadsOfDestiny Cystic Fibrosis Charity Stream – In Memory Of Josh Stokell

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One of the greatest tragedies of the human condition is that great people are only remembered when they pass away.  Look back to any of the greatest artists, inventors, humanitarians, etc.  They were all celebrated well after their death, not during their life.  The recently departed Josh Stokell seems to be an exception to this and the tragedy here is that he was taken away from us at such a young age.  Guardian down…

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Josh fought against cystic fibrosis well over 30 years and dedicated his life to developing treatment and, ultimately, a cure.  Sadly, Josh lost his battle but not until he made great strides both in microbiology and gaming.  I did not know Josh personally but, from what I gather, he was greatly appreciated during his relatively short time on earth.  Hearing his Dads Of Destiny clanmates share war stories and anecdotes about their Destiny adventures with this beloved fallen Guardian brings a smile to my face because I realize Josh lived a fuller life than most people do going into their 80s and 90s.

The story of this everyday hero hits home for me because Josh was my age before leaving us.  It seems like, everywhere I turn, people are affected by cancer, fibromyalgia, and cystic fibrosis.  You rarely hear about how people affected by chronic or terminal illness cope with it and live purposeful lives.  When you’re ridden with disease and ailments, it’s easy to be bitter but I hear nothing but good things about Josh.  He was passionate about his work, Destiny, and people as a whole.

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The DadsOfDestiny have teamed up with several streamers and promoters to host a 48-hour streaming event.  The Breathe Easy charity stream is happening right now.  The goal is to continue Josh Stokell’s work to fight cystic fibrosis.  They’ve raised a good bit of money so far but, more importantly, they’ve raised awareness of this terrible condition.  The Destiny community has really rallied and even Bungie has supported the effort with codes and social media marketing.

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HeroesOfTheStormBuildGuide PRESENTS HotS As A League Of Legends Player

My Personal Thoughts on Heroes of the Storm as an Avid LoL Gamer

Guest Post By TheShadeBlade

Presented By HeroesOfTheStormBuildGuide.com

I’m known as TheShadeBlade in Heroes of the Storm and Katrian in League of Legends. Currently, I am ranked Platinum and ended last season as Platinum 1 after being dropped out of Diamond for inactivity during the last couple of months of the ranked season in League. I have been an avid MOBA player for the past 4 years and have experience in some of the most popular MOBAs to hit the gaming community. In my personal opinion, Heroes of the Storm has put its own unique twist on the MOBA scene and will be a big breakthrough for the casual player.

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The Eternal Conflict: Heaven Vs. Hell – COMING SOON to Heroes Of The Storm, Diablo fans!

HotS Battlegrounds: A New Experience With Every Map

Stepping into Heroes of the Storm, the biggest change that has set this game apart from League of Legends and other similar MOBAs is the fact that they offer quite a few different maps to play on. League of Legends only offers a single 5v5 map, and then two less competitive maps that are hardly played. Heroes of the Storm randomizes the map that players are thrown into, which requires adaptability and strategy to achieve victory as each map has a unique set of objectives. This keeps the game interesting, and will be a big factor in professional play once Heroes of the Storm finally hits release and is able to make their mark in eSports.

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We took a few weeks to get this published.  Apologies..  Heroes Of The Storm is now officially out as a full release and the Eternal Conflict Diablo-themed content will be part of the ongoing efforts to draw in new players.  We’re very excited about what Blizzard is doing here!  ~Yogizilla

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