Lastly, in this series about Black Ops 4 and how it could make an influence on Twitch and the gaming community as a whole, we’ll be talking about what majority of the Black Ops community consider as the best game mode in the franchise: Zombies.
Zombies are one of the earliest oversaturated genres in video games ever since the huge influence brought in by Capcom’s phenomenal survival horror game Resident Evil back in the mid-90s. The undead supernatural creatures popped up in almost every video game especially during the late 2000s, specifically 2008 when Left4Dead was a popular hit thanks to Valve. Ever since then, the cooperative multiplayer survival genre was full of zombies with different archetypes, appearing in different categories of video games from horror, action to platformers.
In the same year of 2008, Treyarch released Call of Duty: World at War—the successor to the smash hit Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This time, they went back to the classic WWII shooter that they were always known for. However, unlike their previous games, WaW was the “dirtiest” of them all: excessive gore, unfiltered strong language, horrific war acts and the moral lesson that there are really no good guys in war—just men trying to survive against the opposition. Continue reading “Black Ops 4 vs Twitch Part IV: Call of Duty Survival”
At the dawn of the PlayStation back in the mid 90’s as well as the emergence of the Nintendo 64, video games were all about platformers such as Crash Bandicoot, Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and Banjo Kazooie. It was also the prime for 2D fighting games like every Street Fighter crossover there is along with The King of Fighters. The action games were mostly found on the PC, with arena shooter games such as DOOM, Star Wars: Dark Forces and Duke Nukem 3D were the center of it all. It was also the uprising of J-RPGs, transitioning from 2D to 3D in a classic turn-based gameplay. We have the Final Fantasy series and Chrono Trigger in that genre. And finally, the popularity of survival horror games such as the Resident Evil trilogy, Silent Hill, The Clock Tower, and Alone in the Dark. Continue reading “OuterHeaven: The Twitch Channel for Metal Gear Solid Fans & Speedrunners”
We’ve seen it time and time again ever since the breakout of the multiplayer survival genre Battle Royale ever since it got mainstream fame thanks to PUBG back in mid-2017 where almost every single Twitch live streamer suddenly played nothing else but PUBG. It was because of the genre that Twitch was housed more by the mainstream-based demographic or “normies” especially after the release of Epic Games’ Fortnite.
Names such as Ninja, Myth and Dr. DisRespect would pop up as top streamers for the genre. Old and tried streamers such as Summit1G, Shroud and Syndicate would also become very relevant again after playing the currently trending genre.
The name Cowsep rings a bell to a lot of people in the League of Legends community. He is regarded as one of the original content creators on both Youtube and Twitch to come up with everything League of Legends. His real name is Joseph Osceola Hursey, born on March 16, 1990 in Ohio, USA. However, he is not like most American Twitch streamers, more so when it comes to League of Legends content. You see, Cowsep actually plays in the Korean server ever since he moved to South Korea in 2012. To millions of League of Legends fans, playing in South Korea is like you playing Hotline Miami on Homicide difficulty with dying only less than 5 times. It is the server in which big Korean star team play in such as KSV and the legendary SK Telecom.
And also, unlike other League of Legends players, he is more or less in the sub-niche in the game by playing only one champion. Who, you ask? The swordsman from a mystical land called Ionia, Master Yi. For years, Cowsep has been known as the best Master Yi player in League of Legends in whichever server, be it KR, CN or NA. Fans love him for his positive vibes with a hint of toxicity that does not overwhelm his channel. He is somewhat kind of in the middle, where you have BoxBox and Imaqtpie as the most pleasant League of Legends streamers whilst you got Trick2G and the loudmouthed Tyler1 on the other side. Continue reading “Cowsep is Having the Time of his Life on the Philippine Servers”
Today on May 18, 2018, Michael “Imaqtpie” Santana has shown his enthusiasm for the next patch on League of Legends—a patch that will give AD Carries the buff they deserve after being such fragile targets to roaming Assassins as well as some perks for the Junglers.
In part 1, we talked about the overview of Call of Duty and its success in the market as well as the game struggling to get to the top spot of most watched games on Twitch. On May 17, 2018, Activision finally announced the release of Call of Duty Black Ops 4. However, the game is obviously unrelated to the previous Black Ops trilogy, especially after the sudden straying of the 3rd game from the story of the Mason generation of Black Ops 1 and 2. This time around, there will be no story at all—everything will just be about multiplayer and there is a reason why this topic is a quadrilogy: there are so many things to discuss per segment of their multiplayer modes and how this could influence Twitch streamers along with their followers.
If you haven’t watched the multiplayer trailer yet, here is the full video:
On May 17, 2018, Activision, the publisher of the smash hit action FPS Call of Duty, has finally revealed their 15th CoD for their never-ending annual release: Call of Duty Black Ops 4. Fanboys, as always, are extremely psyched up for the game this October after watching various trailers of different game modes including the not-surprising multiplayer, another set of zombies and an entry that is entirely new to the series—Battle Royale.
Unfortunately, the time-long tradition of over-the-top explosive single-player campaign is suddenly gone from this year’s CoD. To many players, this is a dismay. For about half of the fans of the franchise, they’re alright with it. The mainstream crowd may look up for this year’s release but there is no denying true gamers, Twitch and YouTube content creators that this is just another cash grab tactic by the bigwigs of Activision. Continue reading “Black Ops 4 vs Twitch Part I: The General Call of Duty Overview”