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And that was EVO 2017!

It was terrific weekend for videogame fans for sure. The curtains have closed, and Evolution 2017 is finally over. For three packed days, competitors from all over the globe duked it out, with only a few making it out for the grand finals that not took place yesterday over at the Mandalay Bay Arena, but also on Friday and Saturday, as the other tournaments were still going on. It wouldn’t be EVO if there weren’t any upsets, which there were too many to count. In the traditional games like Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom, some seasoned veterans didn’t even make it to top 8, some even let alone pools, giving way to new names like 18-year old PG|Punk and Splyce|RyanLV to swoop in and make it to grand finals. Still, it was fantastic to see fan favorites like Tokido finally nail down a title this...
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From E3 2017: Zombies are both friend and foe in Dead Alliance

At first glance, tossing zombies into a competitive shooter as a means of making it stand out is maybe not the most interesting idea. Dead Alliance seems to understand this, however, designing around them to make sure they’re more than a mindless addition. The hook of Dead Alliance lies in temporarily recruiting the undead to your side. In every match, the map is overrun with zombies, though they’re not your primary target. Instead they serve as a neutral party that both teams can use to their benefit. Each player is equipped with grenades that, when thrown at zombies, make them briefly fight for you. The exact effects of these grenades differ with each loadout. Of the two I tried – assault and heavy – the former could only hit a single target but gave them a small strength boost and maintained control over them for...
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EVO, the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, begins today!

Saying that EVO is the world’s biggest fighting game tournament might be an understatement. What began as “Battle of the Bay” in Sunnyvale, CA in 1996 with a meager forty-person bracket for Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Street Fighter II Turbo eventually moved to much bigger venues in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it’s been held ever since, with thousands of participants from all over the world, growing in attendance every year since. Unlike 2016, when the tournament was split between two venues, this year’s Evolution Championship Series will be taking place entirely in the Mandalay Bay resort, with Sunday finals taking over the main sports arena all day. Fan favorites like Justin Wong, Eduardo “PR_Balrog” Perez, Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley, Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez, Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, Lee “INFILTRATION” Seon-woo, and”Hello Kitty” Ricki Ortiz, as well as literally thousands of other contenders will be eyeing the top dog spot...
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