Matt Porter

esports

Touch Esports Bring Competitive Gaming To Mobile Phones

The future of esports may be in your hand instead of behind a PC
Matt Porter
1.9.17
esports

Will ESIC Be the Organization to Enforce Competitive Integrity in Esports?

We've heard this sales pitch before. The Esports Integrity Coalition is the latest organization to position itself as a force to save esports from the pitfalls—doping, match-fixing, corruption—that could consume them.
Matt Porter
8.15.16
esports

Can Madden 17 Save Sports Commentary in Video Games?

The only thing worse than sports commentary is sports commentary in video games. But the next edition of EA's flagship franchise could change that.
Matt Porter
7.20.16
esports

The ECS Counter-Strike Finals Show How Esports Live Events Are A Breed All Their Own

The production value may be similar to traditional sports, but the intricacies and quirks of a esports event are uniquely theirs.
Matt Porter
7.8.16
Overwatch

Overwatch Has Rejuvenated Blizzard and Esports' First-Person Shooter Scene

Blizzard's latest blockbuster has lived up to the hype so far. How big it gets from here depends on the developer—and the players.
Matt Porter
6.10.16
esports

New "Player Council" WESA Finally Grants eSports Players a Voice in Their Own Industry

The formation of the new global eSports organization should be a boon for players' rights and tournament organization.
Matt Porter
5.16.16
esports

Rocket League Could Be eSports' Next Big Sensation

We've seen MOBAs, fighters and first-person shooters. Rocket League is something entirely different.
Matt Porter
5.10.16
VICE vs Video games

‘Tangiers’ Will Push the Creative Boundaries of Video Games

It's set in a surrealist world that "can loosely be summed up as 1960s inner-city Britain meets William Burroughs." We talked with the game's creator, Alex Harvey, about the exciting new project.
Matt Porter
11.30.15
VICE vs Video games

It Was Once the Biggest eSport in the World, so What’s Happened to ‘StarCraft’?

Blizzard's RTS title has slipped from the headlines as MOBAs have become dominant in the eSports scene.
Matt Porter
10.5.15
VICE vs Video games

Why Is the International Games Jam Ludum Dare So Important to Indie Developers?

The regular event makes developers think fast and trim the fat, leading to some amazing results.
Matt Porter
8.21.15
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Discovering Why International Games Jam Ludum Dare is So Important to Indie Developers

The regular event makes developers think fast and trim the fat, leading to some amazing results.
Matt Porter
8.20.15
VICE vs Video games

‘Madden’ Is the Game That Introduced Me to My Favorite Sport

Football makes next to no sense to beginners, but the video games it inspires help to cut through the language barrier.
Matt Porter
7.30.15
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