Pro gamer, Johnathan Wendel akak Fatal1ty talks about the differences in eSports through the years.
Classic gaming legend, Todd Rogers shares his first pro gaming experiences as a kid.
12-time world FPS champion Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel returns to talk about the upcoming GaCuCon gamer cruise leaving out of Miami Florida on Jan 26th. He will be on that cruise along with several other guests and we wanted to get his thoughts on the event as well as what he and his brand has been up too.
You can check out information on the GaCuCon gamer cruise here.
We see the articles and the streams and sometimes even the big time tournaments, but what is it like being a pro gamer? We wanted to learn more about the community around professional gaming and eSports so we asked one.
Joshua Laus our eSports corespondent takes us through the world of pro gaming and believe me, it’s a wild ride.
We welcome CEO and founder of Empire Arcadia, world record holder and classic gamer, Isaiah-Triforce Johnson to the show this week for a candid conversation about his early days of gaming from playing his first videos games on the Game and Watch to tearing it up in the arcades of New York.
There was no subject off the table from his thoughts on gamers today to the controversy surrounding his company and how some people in the gaming community view him. Triforce wanted to set the record straight on a number of issues and we let him say his peace.
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Alt F4 #3 MK Tom Brady
In the arena of fighting game tournaments few people have had an impact as large as MK Tom Brady. Whether it is community leadership or stand out competitor Tom Brady has been a staple with in the Nether Realm Community.
Through his hard work he has earned various spots outside of fighting games as a tester with Nether Realm Studios for games such as Injustice: Gods Among Us and the legendary rebirth of the classic fighting game Mortal Kombat. He’s also competed and won various major tournaments and even competed in the WCG. He also has been a color commentator for MLG during the return of the fighting game season.
Now prepare yourselves for a trip not only into the life of a professional gamer but a living legend who has seen his fair share of blood spilled in the spectrum of Kombat.
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Hey there, internets! This is Liz Poisonkiss, altruistic gaming hedonist extraordinaire! Today I’m reviewing the bad-ass Steelseries Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse.
First off, I want to just say, wow. For the last month I’ve been using this amazing piece of hardware to game, surf the web, edit pictures, write, and pretty much do everything I do on my desktop. From the first moment when I tore the Sensei out of the box I was impressed by its ambidextrous shape and silver shine finish. It also feels good in my hand (that’s what she said!), the size is just large enough to let my hand rest on it but not so small I would get cramps after only an hour gaming. But looks and size aren’t everything (honest!).
As I was about to hook it up I noticed the cord is well protected with a flexible protective weave that shields the cable from fraying. That’s why my last mouse started crapping out on me; I was thrilled to not have to worry about that. After I plugged it in, my new mouse just worked after about a minute. But this is no ordinary mouse, we’re just getting started!
Even though I enjoyed having a smooth responsive mouse to play with, I’ll admit I wasn’t going to be satisfied until I make this thing fit me and my style. So off I went to install the SteelSeries Engine on my PC. It was super easy to install and honestly this is when my jaw dropped. When I opened that control panel an ocean of customization options opened themselves to me! I was in heaven!
Here are only some of the badass changes you can make to this mouse. There are three areas to change the color on it with, get this, 16.8 million different colors to choose from! Underneath, the mouse has an LCD display which you can customize with your own graphic and/or use to remind you which one of the tons of detailed macros you have active on the mouse at the moment. You can customize the speed of your mouse to a blindingly fast 11,400 CPI because it has its own freaking processer in the thing! This mouse is more powerful than some of my first computers. The eight strategically placed buttons can be assigned to do anything you like although, just like any ambidextrous mouse, sometimes misclicks can occur while you get used to holding it. Seriously though, if I wrote about every way you could customize this mouse it would take too long! On the box it says, “the world’s most customizable mouse” and I’m starting to believe it. Suffice it to say this mouse can meet even the pickiest gamer’s needs.
So how much is “the world’s most customizable mouse”? The Sensei Pro Grade Laser Mouse retails for $89.99. Can you believe it? A quality fully customizable professional gaming mouse for under a hundred dollars. I was really surprised at this because I know that the market contains lots of gaming mice with fewer features for more money. After using it and abusing it in my typical fashion, I think I can look forward to years of hard gaming with top performance using this mouse. I’m glad I got my hands on it and you’ll thank me if you do.
SIZE AND WEIGHT:
Weight: 102 grams (0.22 lbs)
Height: 38,7 mm (1.5 in)
Width: 68,3 mm (2.7 in)
Length: 125,5 mm (4.9 in)
Default CPI range: 1 to 5,700 CPI.
Double CPI range: 5701 to 11,400 CPI.
FRAMES PER SECOND: 12,000
INCHES PER SECOND: 150+
SENSOR DATA PATH: True 16 bit
LIFT DISTANCE: 1-5mm