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Maxwell Noir

My name is Maxwell Noir, and I've been absolutely enamored with video games for as long as I've been able to hold a controller. So naturally, over the years I ended up taking an interest in writing about them. When I'm not buried waist-deep in a digital world, or writing about my adventures within them, I can be found somewhere in the analog world, trying to apply what I've learned to life. (Yes, life IS a game.)

Tera reveals the Gunner class!


Fans who have been enjoying Tera’s Fate of Arun expansion have something to look forward to in the next major patch. En Masse recently released a trailer revealing the new Gunner class, highlighting her massive cannon and tiny pet robot. Unfortunately, there wasn’t any gameplay in the reveal, but since this class is already available on Korean servers, there’s plenty ...

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Beowulf joins the Skullgirls Encore roster today!

It doesn’t really feel like it’s been two years since Skullgirls crushed its indiegogo campaign goals. The fan support for this game raised nearly $830k, funding the addition of several new characters to the roster. Beowulf is one of two characters that were voted into the game by the fans, and it looks like this character is going to be a riot. Today, ...

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Ultra Street Fighter IV coming to PS4 next month!

Ultra Street Fighter IV’s long awaited PS4 release has finally had its date confirmed today by the Playstation blog. While some of us may roll their eyes at Capcom selling us another Street Fighter port, there are plenty of fans out there that have been waiting for this announcement so that they can finally play all of their new favorites ...

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Is Riot charging too much for Chroma Packs?

League of Legends is responding to fan demand for “recolor” skins by adding “Chroma Packs” to their beta servers. Since their announcement last Monday, Riot has been trickling in these recolor sets to their public beta server, not only to seek out possible bugs, but also to see how fans feel about the content. While for some this is a ...

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ESL to bring Mortal Kombat X into the Pro League lineup


The release of Mortal Kombat X is just around the corner, and Netherrealm Studios is making sure that you’re excited about it. They’ve trickled in character reveals, teamed up with System of a Down for the launch trailer, and even released a “companion app” to help tide us over until release day. The game plan for generating hype has been ...

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New Dissidia: Final Fantasy Details and Trailer Revealed!


Earlier this year, Square Enix announced that they would be working with Team Ninja of Dead or Alive fame to release a new Dissidia title to Japan’s arcades. While it has the same name as it’s PSP predecessor, the battle system in Dissidia: Final Fantasy’s arcade version will be built from the ground up. Some mechanics like the Brave attacks, HP attacks, ...

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SeatStory Cup III is live this weekend!


Usually when I think of an large invitational tournament, the first thing that comes to mind is a huge cheering crowd, players duking it out on the main stage, and production values that are starting to rival that of major sporting events. What you will find while watching this particular tournament is something more intimate. The third iteration of the ...

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Can MLG.TV challenge Twitch’s streaming service?


If you were to travel back in time about ten years and tell me that one day in the future that people would flock in drones to watch people play videogames, I probably would have called you crazy. I also would have been very wrong. What used to be a pipe dream for gamers has quickly become today’s reality. In the ...

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