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Square-off: Riot Games and Valve Software’s community management

League of Legends and Dota 2 are two of the hottest online games right now. Learn what makes the companies behind them tick when it comes to dealing with their communities.

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The Media Video Games

On Miitomo – Nintendo’s quirky social network

Nintendo has released their first-ever social media app; how does it stack up against all the others vying for your time?

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The Media

Prepping for an event: Twitter, gear and damage control

Heading to a live event in the next little while as media? Here’s some tips to get the most out of your preparation.

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Esports The Media

How to pitch an esports/gaming publication without embarrassing yourself

Pitching is one of the most important parts of a freelancer’s toolbox. In this post, I look at how to pitch an esports or gaming publication, and the sections that make up a successful pitch.

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Esports Video Games

Rocket League: Unifying esports through shared context

Through a shared player experience, Rocket League has the potential to become the grand unifier of esports. Read how and why this game has me excited.

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Esports The Media Video Games

Who Benefits: Riot Games acquires Radiant Entertainment

Riot Games has bought Radiant Entertainment in the company’s first acquisition. This is what they gain from it.

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Video Games

Visiting Stardew Valley

How often do you play a number of games in the same genre, and wish that there was a way to combine the best features of them into one title?

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Personal

#LetsTalk 2016 – My depression, and how it hurts me

So today’s Bell’s annual #LetsTalk day, which is a promotion to get people talking about depression and mental health. Every time people tweet with the hashtag, Bell makes a donation to Canadian mental health programs. Basically it’s a giant PR move that a lot of people just happen to believe in; the company’s shitty practices […]

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Esports The Media

Who benefits? ESPN, TSM, and the great eSports gold rush

Disclosure: I worked at theScore eSports from Jan 2015 to Nov 2015. I worked with Rod Breslau and Tyler Erzberger during my time there, and edited their work. Darin Kwilinski edited my work while I worked at Azubu from April to June 2014. All three now work at ESPN. ESPN, the largest sports media company […]

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Twitch

Twitch and the art of running marathons

While Twitch.tv has made huge strides in terms of user engagements, the past two years have seen the rise of a form of entertainment that deserves special mention: the marathon. Watching something for long periods isn’t exactly something new: before Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out, people decided they needed a refresher on the […]