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eSports: Hearthstone Grandmasters Season 2

Hearthstone esports on Android tablet

The Hearthstone esports Grandmasters league season 2 is going on right now. It’s on from August 23rd, 2019 until October 13th, 2019.

Check the schedule and click to watch the Hearthstone esports matches on Twitch. The Grandmasters leagues for Hearthstone are divided into three regions: Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Americas. There are two divisions in each league, division A and B.

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Fortnite is apparently SUPER addictive

is fortnite an addictive videogame

Kind of a serious issue to talk about here, video game addiction. it’s all fun and games when you binge on a video game for a night or two. But if it becomes a regular thing, as apparently it has for some Fortnite addicts (one player mentioned clocks in 12 hours a day!), then it’s time to get some help.

From the article:

“For now, Fortnite is the game of choice. On a recent afternoon, the game was the most-viewed on Amazon.com Inc.’s Twitch streaming service, with 250,000 people watching others play.”

This is why TRS80 Gaming is into casual games and keeping casual gaming hours. There’s a world and life outside of video games, and addiction is no joke.

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Google Stadia Initial Games List Announced

Google Stadia Launch Games List

Google Stadia is a streaming videogame service. It’s not the same as streaming videos from videogames. Stadia is a way to stream videogames over the Internet from the cloud and play on any screen.

This means you can buy a game such as Destiny 2 (yes it’s on the initial games list), stream the game to your TV and play with the Stadia controller! The idea is that instead of purchasing a $300+ console such as the PS4 or XBox One or a $2000+ gaming rig, you will subscribe to Google Stadia for $10 per month and play whatever streamable games there are.

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Don’t Miss Out – 9 August 2019

Super Mario Maker 2 used to create a 1st-Person Adventure Game

Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch

This is incredible, someone has used the tools provided by the game Mario Maker to create their very own first-person adventure game!

Instead of creating just a simple level, they took it to another level and created 3d Maze House.

Super Mario Maker 2 is a game for the Nintendo Switch where you and other players create custom side-scrolling Mario levels.

3d Maze House flips this on its head so instead of playing a side-scroller, you’re in first-person view.

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Don’t Miss Out – 6 August 2019

Microtransactions in Crash Team Racing

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled videogame

What was a really fun game, Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled, is now having microtransactions added to it after it’s been out for a few months. I’ve played it and it’s a fun game, really fun in the old school racing game style. You can pick it up and play for a few minutes or a few hours, depending on how you feel. But now, they’ve added microtransactions it will change that dynamic.

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Fortnite Season X is here

The latest season of Fornite, season 10, is here. And again there are some awesome goodies in the season.

There are community created LTMs (Limited Time Modes) available for Fortnite Creative. They are Beach Assault and Prop Hunt. For those who haven’t tried it, Fortnite Creative is the toolkit that you can use for creating your own map that includes whatever you want. Think of Fortnite Creative as Minecraft or Roblox, where you can build up a cool new map.

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New website: August 2019

Excuse the appearance of the TRS80 gaming site at the moment, we are in the process of moving blog posts from our previous website host Weebly to a WordPress-based site.

We’re aiming to provide more frequent updates and a membership forum at some point. We are also thinking of having more contests and giving away t-shirts and games in the future.

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Best Gaming Headphones 2019

Here is a list of the best headphones for gaming. Please note that a few of the selections are based on other people’s reviews and a few of them I have personally owned (I will indicate which ones).

While it’s nice to play video games on a TV with a nice 5.1 or 7.1 surround system and hear the shouts and roars of gunfire and cool orchestral music of Destiny 2 and other games, it’s not always possible. This is especially true for mobile/tablet games where the sound quality can be a bit tinny or can annoy people around you.

So here’s a list of the  best headsets for gaming.

HeadsetWeightNoise CancellationAverage RatingPrice Range
10.6 ouncesYes3.7 out of 5Under $100
Bose QuietComfort 35 II0.52 lbsYes4.4 out of 5$300 to $400
Turtle Beach Stealth 6001.3 lbsNo3.9 out of 5$100 to $200
Ghostek Rapture300 gNo4.5 out of 5$100 to $200
Skullcandy Crusher14.1 ouncesNo4.3 out of 5$100 to $200
Turtle Beach Recon Chat120 gNo3.4 out of 5Under $100
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