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  • That’s true but I think some are worse than others.

    I’ve found that Heroes of the Storm is the least toxic because it focuses on teamwork… Overwatch, if you consider it a MOBA, is also pretty chillax because it’s more fast-paced and voice chat isn’t really used (though it’s hidden in there).

    League of Legends is the worst because the…[Read more]

  • We definitely are!

    Just scaling back some things that are mostly time sinks. Evered and a few engaged team members mentioned doing a “state of the GANG” podcast.. I think we should just get together on Discord and hash things out.

    As for the move some are making to Beam, it’s not the platform.. Streamers tend to not get things beyond…[Read more]

  • Seriously, cake is only good for about three days. If you refrigerate it, it can get icky.. unless it’s ice cream cake. At room temperature, you get two really good days after initial baking. At three days, it may start getting hard. Five days, you got some crisp. Beyond that, BEWARE – moldy cake isn’t very good. LMAO

    See what you…[Read more]

  • That’s kind of what I was hinting at.. I think DC needs new IP to keep up. Marvel’s universe just feels so much more expansive. The MCU is massive, even without mutants, the X-Men, or anything tangent to that source material.

    I just watched “Teen Titans: Judas Contract” and it reminds me how well DC can craft stories. Their animated stuff…[Read more]

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  • Just heard about the Batgirl movie and guess who is on the project? Joss Whedon! If you don’t know who that is, well, he’s been involved in geek favorites such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV), Firefly (sad face), and a bunch of Marvel stuff since then. He’s had some less-strong stuff like Dollhouse and Angel but, overall, I trust in his…[Read more]

  • (Hey, better late than never!)

    It’s almost April and we’re still going with our insane geek awards, the Unicorn Poopies.  Doing the series has allowed us to look back at 2016 and identify some interesting t […]

    • Just heard about the Batgirl movie and guess who is on the project? Joss Whedon! If you don’t know who that is, well, he’s been involved in geek favorites such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV), Firefly (sad face), and a bunch of Marvel stuff since then. He’s had some less-strong stuff like Dollhouse and Angel but, overall, I trust in his creative direction.. And I’m also big on Batgirl so bring it!

      What do you guys think? =oD

      P.S. We ended up doing EP172 of HorsePLAY! LIVE on Friday, March 31st. It’s now up on TuneIn Radio, PlayerFM, Stitcher, Google Play, iTunes, and more. Give it a listen and please review?

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    • That’s true but I think some are worse than others.

      I’ve found that Heroes of the Storm is the least toxic because it focuses on teamwork… Overwatch, if you consider it a MOBA, is also pretty chillax because it’s more fast-paced and voice chat isn’t really used (though it’s hidden in there).

      League of Legends is the worst because the gameplay has become so stringent that anyone who deviates from the meta and accepted style of play gets slammed. Players on LoL tend to all think they are better than they really are so they pass the buck. It’s a really bad system and a lot of it is by design.

      Smite on console is refreshingly chill but you get trolls every now and then that will PM you. On PC, it’s arguably more toxic because of how strong elitism is in the PC gaming scene. I suppose it’s all relative but there’s no doubt that LoL is one of the worst.

      Perhaps the simple truth is that competitive games bring out the worst in people because most players are sore losers. No one complains when they win but, when they lose, it’s everyone’s fault but their own (in their minds, at least). I think Blizzard is one of the few companies that has really looked at the mechanics that feed this sort of behavior and addressed the things that make for a more team-focused experience.

      What do you think?

  • KAPOW! ZOK!! CRASH! WHAMM!!
    Batman has been kicking some major ass for a few decades now. Even though I’m a die-hard Marvel fan, Batman is by far one of my favorite heroes. Heck, he is one of my favorite […]

    • Superman and Batman are gold but, yeah, Marvel is raking in the money.
      But how about some fresh stuff and new characters? I know you’d like that, Yo.

      • That’s kind of what I was hinting at.. I think DC needs new IP to keep up. Marvel’s universe just feels so much more expansive. The MCU is massive, even without mutants, the X-Men, or anything tangent to that source material.

        I just watched “Teen Titans: Judas Contract” and it reminds me how well DC can craft stories. Their animated stuff is top-notch. I feel compelled to binge watch their other animated film: “Justice League Dark”, “Son of Batman”, “Batman/Superman Apocalypse”, etc. I’ve seen some of them already but they’re worthy of rewatching.

        The cop-out is that the comic/cartoon stories don’t translate well as live action.. but I don’t buy that. You can tone down some of the aspects and ground the story so it’s easier for audiences to suspend their disbelief.

        I mean, people can believe Harry Potter and that world is lacking in depth when it comes to the film adaptations. In it’s purest form, it’s about a hero who only knows a handful of spells and bumbles about while his friends save him time and again. Kind of reminds me of Luke Skywalker and the original Star Wars trilogy. So much wasted potential but the journey is worth it, even if details lack. It’s interesting…

        Really, it makes me wonder how much fantasy is too much. Sci-fi is more grounded in reality and, by design, requires that writers set rules that they must follow consistently. Fantasy gives creative a lot more wiggle room.. So I don’t see how super hero stories are limiting in any format. I’d like someone to help me out here.

        Where’s Chris Gannon when you need him? @GamingDeath 😉

  • We want to thank everyone who has applied to be part of our stream team or contribute in some other way.  This installment of TGM will address what we’re doing on that side so please read on.
    Obi Moves On From […]

    • I hear that. Keep on keeping on, bro.

      • We definitely are!

        Just scaling back some things that are mostly time sinks. Evered and a few engaged team members mentioned doing a “state of the GANG” podcast.. I think we should just get together on Discord and hash things out.

        As for the move some are making to Beam, it’s not the platform.. Streamers tend to not get things beyond video, nor do they take the time to learn how to run a business. That makes collaboration very hard. Most just want to ride our coat tails and get link juice. PASS. lol

        That said, Beam is where Twitch used to be: it’s easier to get partnered, people are raiding and promoting each other, and there’s a better community feel.. But that won’t last long. Like every other streaming platform, it falls apart once it gets saturated and the people you help grow get partnered/popular. It’s a shame and quite silly, really. =oP

    • And he didn’t show up until yesterday…all that cake…wasted T_T!

      • Seriously, cake is only good for about three days. If you refrigerate it, it can get icky.. unless it’s ice cream cake. At room temperature, you get two really good days after initial baking. At three days, it may start getting hard. Five days, you got some crisp. Beyond that, BEWARE – moldy cake isn’t very good. LMAO

        See what you caused, Obi?

        Okay, now let’s give him six months to figure out how to read a blog and scroll down to the comments section. Kappa

  • MB, the proper name for Gentleman Ymir is Baron Frostchild.. He’s got a top hat. Nuff said.

  • Please show some love for Hi-Rez and GeekyAntics by leaving a comment. If we get enough shares and comments, maybe we can get some codes for those highly-coveted skins you’ve been seeking like Triumphant Agni, Pixel Buster Freya, or Gentleman Ymir. HRX 2017 along with the Smite World Championship!

    In other news, we are now the #1 result for…[Read more]

  • CORRECTION: The 25% OFF chest sale is over but you can still get gems at 33% OFF and the Ultimate God Pack at 50% OFF right meow. One of the best values in gaming currently, if you ask me.

    IMHO these skins are 100x better than what we see in League Of Legends and Overwatch on average. Outside of the basic ones, you don’t see many palette…[Read more]

  • Last two days for Odyssey 2016 and then, on January 5th 2017, HRX starts in Atlanta. You’ll be able to watch the SWC (Smite World Championship) at participating local theaters or via the digital ticket, if you can’t make it live.

    To make the most out of Odyssey, complete your daily quest (the “Play As” ones are the easiest) and buy things via…[Read more]

  • If you listen to our podcasts, play games with us, or watch our streams enough, it’s probably no secret that we really, REALLY love Smite (except for Obi, because he’s weird and doesn’t really play games).  […]

    • Last two days for Odyssey 2016 and then, on January 5th 2017, HRX starts in Atlanta. You’ll be able to watch the SWC (Smite World Championship) at participating local theaters or via the digital ticket, if you can’t make it live.

      To make the most out of Odyssey, complete your daily quest (the “Play As” ones are the easiest) and buy things via the story. Keep in mind that Fanrir’s Wonderland usually only gives you Odyssey Points IF there is a related active quest; otherwise, the points go towards the Fanrir’s Wonderland achievement tracker.

      Gems are still 33% OFF for a limited time alongside the 50% off Ultimate God Pack. Right now, all the old chests have been brought back and it seems they have a higher rare drop rate, especially if you go with the Christmas, Odyssey Greatest Hits, and Odyssey 2016 chests. All chests are also 25% off for a limited time!

      Again, we are super excited to see how much Smite has grown and Hi-Rez has a ton of amazing offerings outside of the Smite brand. We wholeheartedly support this smaller studio because they are all about the community and they make quality products that they continue to evolve. I know many of our community members are against microtransactions but treat it as a tip: if you get fantastic service at a restaurant, do you give the minimum tip? Do you not tip at all? Think about it: eventually, money has to be exchanged to ensure future good service and it’s very much about supporting great people doing great things.

      Personally, I hope they extend the Odyssey event since a lot of people missed out on it and did not get to get any quests done due to how obtuse it is. There’s a lot of fun to be had and, for every 3500 Odyssey Points you earn, you get free stuff. Pretty darn awesome!

      Looking forward to 2017 and hanging with the Hi-Rez team and community – YOU ROCK!! =oD

    • CORRECTION: The 25% OFF chest sale is over but you can still get gems at 33% OFF and the Ultimate God Pack at 50% OFF right meow. One of the best values in gaming currently, if you ask me.

      IMHO these skins are 100x better than what we see in League Of Legends and Overwatch on average. Outside of the basic ones, you don’t see many palette swaps or lazy artwork. The premium skins are AMAZING. My favorite has to be Freya’s Pixel Buster – it’s a combo of Minecraft and Mega Man.. SWEEEEEEEETTTTTT!!!

      2017 is off to a great start. YAY! ^_^

    • Please show some love for Hi-Rez and GeekyAntics by leaving a comment. If we get enough shares and comments, maybe we can get some codes for those highly-coveted skins you’ve been seeking like Triumphant Agni, Pixel Buster Freya, or Gentleman Ymir. HRX 2017 along with the Smite World Championship!

      In other news, we are now the #1 result for “geeky network”, thanks to your support. Now let’s get out of lurker mode. Even if you don’t like MOBAs, say hello to a smaller game studio who has done so much since being founded in 2005. Hi-Rez Studios has a wonderful team that is very involved in the gaming community. These guys are great and, trust me, we are not being paid to say this… And, yes, Hi-Rez develops Paladins! =oD

    • MB, the proper name for Gentleman Ymir is Baron Frostchild.. He’s got a top hat. Nuff said.

  • Ubisoft has confirmed that Siege has had an amazing year and is keeping up with the big dogs, carving out it’s own space in the eSports scene and online gaming as a whole. They will be announcing plans for Year Two before the end of the year. STAY TUNED!!

    http://www.pcgamesn.com/rainbow-six-siege/rainbow-six-siege-year-two

  • Operation: Red Crow has been out for around a week now so now may be a good time to share some early impressions and discuss how Siege is evolving. Red Crow has been a massive and super satisfying update for […]

  • This Saturday, we’ll see the full reveal of Operation: Red Crow, the latest season expansion for Rainbow Six Siege. Whereas the last update (which brought us Caveira and Capitao) focused on the health and stability of the game, this one looks to rebalance and expand upon core mechanics. One of the new operators, Hibana (Japanese for “spark) will…[Read more]

  • The election votes are being tallied in but we know that the conversation and shenanigans are far from over.  Whether Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump become our next president, the insanity will surely trump (har […]

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