Author: Jono

  • A Dream Dies

    It was announced a few days ago that the Championship Gaming Series would be closing its doors, just a year from its initial rise. This is a statement from their website: “Today (November 18) BSkyB, STAR and DIRECTV ended their Championship Gaming SeriesĀ® (CGS) joint venture. While the concept was ahead of its time and…

  • Hook, Line and Sinker

    Being a true First-Person Shooter gamer at heart it’s hard to think of myself playing a game where I’m not running around with a machine gun pumping bullets into anything that moves. Just when I thought I’d hung my mouse up for good, along come Electronic Arts and Mythic and hosted a launch event at…

  • A Gamer’s Tools

    Whether you play games casually or professionally, a gamer needs to be comfortable with his or her peripherals. Nothing is worse than messing up an input command because of a dodgy joystick, quickly prompting a Game Over screen with the faint reflection of your pre-raging face in the monitor. This was an experience I had…

  • Gaming. A Spectator Sport?

    “E-Sports” has grown quite considerably over the last few years, with many large online leagues and LAN tournaments popping up all over the world, but has it really become big enough to be watched like a ‘true’ sport? A Championship Gaming Series live match. Some of you might already know that the 1998 strategy game,…

  • Lan Fan

    For those of us who have had the pleasure to experience a “LAN party”, you will know its an experience you will never forget. I for one cannot seem to keep myself away from them, attending some of the biggest events around the world for the past 5 years, and now even working at a…