Father Home Schools Son So He Can Focus on E-Sports Career (Opinion)

If you want to read the original article in its entirety, I saw it in The Gamer and decided to talk about it. I even used their photo so I could give them full credit. They did all the work on this one, I am just stating my opinion on this.

The short version for the people that don’t want to read the full article, his son wants to be an E-Sports player, dad is letting him go to school online at home so he can focus on his gaming career. Are we all caught up on the general idea? Here we go.

I actually have no issue with this, with a small exception. As long as his education comes first and he learns everything that goes along with the business aspect of it. You know, marketing, managing money, etc.  The reason I am ok with it? We live in a world where child actors do this constantly or athletes are trained from a young age, such as many hockey players leave for boarding schools that essentially do the same thing. Kids go to school some of the day and focus on hockey for the rest of the day. So why are we going to attack this father for doing the same thing for his son?

There is a right and a wrong way to do this obviously. If he is going to let him focus on all aspects of the career, I have no issue with this. But that is what is important. There is more to E-Sports and a career as a professional gamer than just playing video games. There is marketing yourself, there is public speaking social media awareness and such. We live in a world where what you do while not working is as important as while you are working. And I truly hope that is part of what he learns. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

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Bookbound Brigade Preview

Bookbound Brigade is a Metroidvania style game that will be releasing for PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch in quarter 4 of 2019 from Digital Tales. Digital Games is based in Milan and has offices in both Rome and Miami. The game itself is hand drawn and you won’t play as a single hero, but a party of heroes taken from history itself. They will fight and grow together in this 2D side scroller. I have included the trailer below. It looks pretty interesting, and I look forward to seeing more about it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Another G2A Update

As many of you know there has been some controversy lately between G2A and some game devs. Some Devs Say to Pirate Games Instead of Buying From G2A and G2A Statement On Recent Events

I now find myself getting regular updates from G2A, which is cool. I am always happy to hear from companies. And if any devs happen to be reading this, feel free to reach out to me with your own statements.

With that out of the way, G2A did get some feedback from devs such as Fun infused Games that said on Twitter many times when you release a game people will pretend to be review sites then just sell the review keys. I have been through the process of getting a review key, and there are plenty of hoops to jump through, but I can see how this could easily happen.  G2A Is proposing key blocking, however. The way this will work is once a developer is verified they will gain access to two new tools from G2A. Basically one will be for review keys, which they will be able to put onto the site. This will stop those keys from being sold. The other will be for giveaways. They can do the same here to stop those keys from being sold. Just input them before you give them away. They are looking to see if there is a real interest in this because they say it will be time consuming and expensive, tho it does sound useful for everyone involved. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Dr. Mario World (Mobile)

Who loved Dr. Mario as a kid? Well if you did there is great news for you. Dr, Mario World is now out on mobile. The sound is as nice as you would hope and the controls are a bit easier to deal with than I expected. Basically, you use the touch screen to slide the pills up and tap the screen to twist them. The game is free to play, so there is no risk in trying it out, and there is also some stuff to buy with real money. I didn’t touch it so I can’t tell you if it’s worth it or not, but it does exist. Nintendo needs to make some cash somehow to be fair.

I honestly have never hidden the fact that I am not big on puzzle games, so this one will get boring quick for me. With that said tho there isn’t anything that made me dislike the game. The sound was nice and the controls work with the game and that is all you need. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Warframe Duviri Paradox Reveal Trailer

 

It is that time of year again for Warframe fans Tennocon. I personally have only casually played the game with some friends and have never watched Tennocon, but this seemed quite interesting. By interesting, I mean possibly drug-induced concept for the game. It is, however, a new open world zone that will be adding a new enemy type and ages your operators to adulthood. I am sure there is more info out there, but I don’t want to give to much away before release. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

G2A Statement On Recent Events

Some of you may remember my recent article Some Devs Say to Pirate Games Instead of Buying From G2A in which I talked about certain game devs saying they would rather you pirate their games as opposed to buying them from G2A. Over the course of the last few days, G2A has reached out to me (Seriously, I think they may have been googling themselves. No clue why they know who I am) and asked me to share their statement on things. It would be truly dishonest if I didn’t share their side of things, so I will include a link to their full statement as well as some of the highlights that were more interesting to me.

First here is the link to their Statement. It is pretty long and broken up into three parts.

1. The offer for developers
2. A short summary in the form of TL;DR
3. The article presenting in detail what G2A is, how it works, and how it responds to developers’ needs.

They are offering 10 times the money back on chargebacks they lost money on, provided they can prove such a thing happened. The following is copy and pasted directly from their statement.

 

“To assure honesty and transparency, we will ask a reputable and independent auditing company to make an unbiased examination of both sides – the developer’s store and G2A Marketplace. The cost of the first three audits is on us, every next one will be split 50/50. 

The auditing company will check if any game keys sold on G2A were obtained using stolen credit cards on a developer’s store compliant with card scheme rules from Visa and Master Card/payment provider rules. If so, G2A guarantees it’ll pay all the money the developer lost on chargebacks… multiplied by 10.  

We want this process to be transparent, so we will publicly report every step of the procedure. Meaning, you will get information such as who came forward, and what the verdict was, all of which will be published for everyone to see.”

This all seems pretty nice, but it also seems like a lot of work on the part of everyone involved, but the 10 times the money back seems fair if it works out that way. They also say in their statement that they do have a way for devs to report suspected illegal keys that can be used to get them off the market and that they are happy to have an honest discussion, as long as it is an open and honest discussion, not just catchy slogans and accusations which also seems fair enough to me.

They also go quite in-depth with how their company works, and I encourage you all to go and read that. It is quite interesting and since I have never used their service I really had no idea how it worked. They also explain how their fraud department works video included, which I will also include.

 

They also end by explaining a lot of this started due to an unskippable as on google. They say that had to be an error on the client’s side because there is no way to do this with the default options for Google, and having used Google ads myself I can confirm, at least in my experience, this is true. I have never had any option that said hey make this unskippable. If bigger companies get different options I clearly have no way of knowing, I, however, did not. I will leave you with their closing statement copy and pasted from their statement, best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

“Although this is already a huge wall of text, we know we didn’t address everything, and we can expect comments such as “yeah, but they didn’t say anything about…they’re surely hiding something!” That’s why we’ll keep answering any questions by expanding this article.

PS: The first tweet was about an allegedly un-skippable automated G2A ad on Google. This was obviously an error on the client’s side, but we have already informed our friends at Google about it. There is no way that it was caused by G2A simply because that is impossible. Nobody can impact the way that Google Ads work on default and there is no setting to make ads un-skippable.”

Alliance Alive Release Date Revealed

Alliance Alive from NIS America will release for the PS4 and Nintendo Switch on October 8th in North America October 11th in Europe and October 18th in Oceania. I have included a trailer below for you all to get acquainted with this one. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.