Tuesday, July 29, 2008

PC Game: StarCraft

No other PC game has revolutionized e-sports at a level that Starcraft has. Touted as the best RTS (real-time strategy) game ever created, Starcraft redefined the genre itself when it was released back in 1998. With the game balance getting comparisons to the boardgame, Chess, Starcraft quickly sold millions of copies around the world. South Korea brought it further by having professional Starcraft games broadcasted on television. Unlike other RTS games, Starcraft always provides great and intense matches that any spectator can appreciate. This is the reason why Starcraft was the very first game to be included in the World Cyber Games.

Official StarCraft website: http://www.blizzard.com/us/starcraft/

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Warcraft3:TFT Featured Map: DotA All-Stars

Arguably the most circulated Warcraft 3: TFT custom map of all time, DotA (Defense of the Ancients) Allstars is an AoS (Aeon Of Strife) type of map wherein 2 opposing forces (The Sentinel and The Scourge) fight to destroy each other's Ancient.

Ancient (Sentinel): The World Tree
Ancient (Scourge): The Frozen Throne

It is a 5 v 5 map with 2 observer slots that can last for 50 minutes or more. DotA All-Stars has recieved wide acceptance around the world which can be proven by the huge number of DotA leagues. Asian DotA teams mostly play on the GARENA platform while the top European and American teams play on Blizzard's own Battle.Net.

Official DotA All-Stars website: http://playdota.com
Official DotA Download Site: http://www.getdota.com

FYI: DotA is considered as a gaming genre. (DotA genre)

Garena - Gaming Platform

Have you guys tried playing LAN games like Warcraft, CounterStrike, Starcraft on Hamachi, LanCraft or Zion?
Well here comes the gaming platform of all gaming platforms - Garena.
Formerly known as GGClient, Garena is a FREE downloadable platform that allows gamers from around the world to chat, challenge other gamers, and play their favorite LAN games online against millions of gamers world-wide.
Atchucan recommends this product for all those gamers who want to play against their friends.

Current List of Supported Games (as of July 23, 2007)
1. Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne
2. Call of Duty 4
3. Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
4. Age of Empires I: The Rise of Rome
5. Starcraft
6. CounterStrike: Source
7. CounterStrike 1.5
8. CounterStrike 1.6
9. Sudden Strike

Garena website: http://www.garena.com/