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Game Stuff 91 – Next Generation’s Direction

This episode Kalai and Roberto discuss their opinion on what features they want to see in the next generation of hardware.

Special thanks to the shows contributors, you can find the band of our intro music, Take Away The Ugly here and find Isaac Sagoeii (the shows artist) at https://isaacsagoeiii.carbonmade.com/

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Game Stuff 43 – Selling Whales Some Crystal

Mobile games are everywhere and becoming more a part of gaming culture everyday. This is both terrible and awesome.Listen to Kalai, Roberto, and Matt discuss mobile games and why no one likes to buy shit crystals.

Special thanks to the shows contributors, you can find the band of our intro music, Take Away The Ugly here and find Isaac Sagoeii (the shows artist) at https://isaacsagoeiii.carbonmade.com/

Please subscribe to the Game Stuff feed in iTunes, Google Play or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

You can find us on Twitter: @GameStuffCast

You can also email us at Gamestuff@provengamer.com.

We are happy and proud to share that Proven Gamer has partnered with the Humble Bundle!  The Humble Bundle is a fantastic initiative and program that allows games to score a litany of games on the cheap — all while making charitable donations to various groups and organizations.  You can click here for the details on Proven Gamer’s Humble Bundle partnership.

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Game Stuff 43 – Selling Whales some crystals

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Game Stuff 10 – Kids Games?

On this episode of Game Stuff Kalai, Kory, and Joe discuss kid appropriate games. If you wanted to start your children on video games where would you start? Is Minecraft appropriate for children? Listen in and let us know what you think is kid appropriate.

Special thanks to the shows contributors, you can find the band of our intro music, Take Away The Ugly here and find Isaac Sagoeii (the shows artist) at https://isaacsagoeiii.carbonmade.com/

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

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Free PS4/XB1 Games for the Month of February!

This February PlayStation is going galactic with it’s two free titles coming to the PlayStation 4 and available for PS Plus members. First, PS Plus members will be treated to Helldivers; a top down, chaotic twin stick shooter heavily focused on teamwork, where players will be face off against invading alien forces. PS Plus members will also dig into Nom Nom Galaxy, where players take the role as a new Astroworker for SoupCo; combining platforming, mining, base construction, tower defense, and of course, making soup.

PS3 members will be treated with Helldivers as well, along with Codemaster’s racer Grid Autosport, and the fast-paced anime fighter Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.
Vita owners will also get Helldivers along with the classic platforming puzzler Lemmings Touch.
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Meanwhile, Xbox Gold members will receive Styx: Master of Shadows, a stealth game with RPG elements, and Hand of Fate, a roguelike/ action-RPG/deck builder hybrid on the XBOX One, as well as the intense, cover-based shooter Gears of War 2 and the side scrolling, arcade style, cooperative beat ’em up Sacred Citadel on the Xbox 360.

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Capcom Reveals Street Fighter 5 Cinematic Story Mode

It was revealed earlier today by Capcom in a trailer that Street Fighter V will be focusing more on it’s story by implementing a Cinematic Story Mode, showcasing the roles of some of the newer characters, as well as the familiar ones. Although details on the story have not yet been revealed, we see the trailer opening up with Fang (a new fighter on the Street Fighter roster) using a machine to summon a portal leading to M.Bison’s reign of power, and it’s up to the protagonists to once again hone their fighting techniques and stop the threat.

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Drug Testing In The Electronic Arena

In recent years, e-sports has taken a larger and larger role within the gaming hemisphere. Where, in its infancy, it was a niche subset of the larger community, e-sports has grown and evolved to the point where a games multiplayer component is judged on how e-sports worthy it is. This is a far cry from the days of yore, where a game that shipped with multiplayer was simply a game with multiplayer. Now serious competitive gaming is in the spotlight, and developers want to be part of that market.

However, there has always been the carefully whispered rumor around these electronic arenas. The rumor that these cyber-athletes have been taking prescription drugs such as Adderall to enhance their focus and give them the edge in competitions. While these allegations are mostly hearsay, there is a grain of truth to them. Kory Friesen, a professional gamer, has admitted that he and his teammates take prescription drugs to give them an edge in competitions. The reason this is becoming a big deal now and not before? E-sports has a lot of money. This subset of the gaming industry stands to make $250 million in 2015, according to games research firm Newzoo.

Not only do tournament hosts stand to make a lot of money from e-sports, the players do, too. Year after year the prize pools increase, with the money expected to reach $71 million. The higher the stakes, the more tempting it is to abuse substances. While no team openly condones use of prescription drugs, Mr. Friesen has said “Tons of people do it.”

The Electronic Sports League, or ESL, has taken to partnering with the National Anti-Doping Agency of Germany to develop new policies and has met with the World Anti-Doping Agency about helping with enforcement. Unfortunately many e-sports competitions and qualifiers are held online, which makes testing an impossibility. This new policy may force serious e-sports leagues to drop online competitions altogether and go fully with live games.

E-sports is blowing up and becoming closer and closer to traditional sports, and with that spotlight comes standards and practices. More and more large corporate sponsors are throwing their hats into the ring and the market is eating it up. This is simply the next step in legitimizing e-sports in the mainstream.