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The fine folks over at Nerdstomper have started a new high quality tutorial video series featuring StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of Newerth. TheFeed will be featuring one of their videos from all three titles over the next few days and today we've got a World of Warcraft video from professional WoW player "haRtwin". In  the video, haRtwin teaches players how to use five offensive cooldowns with a discipline priest including Inner Focus, Pyschic Scream, Power Infusion, Pain Suppression, and Shadowfiend. 

 

Let us know if this video was helpful to you, and check out the Nerdstomper StarCraft 2 tutorial video on how to effectively play as a Protoss. And if you're interested in learning about even more pro tips from professional gamers, you can head on over to Nerdstomper's site.

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We recently hit up Major League Gaming's Pro Circuit event in Dallas where Call of Duty: Black Ops was making its first ever appearance on the MLG main stage. Pro players like Mike "Hastro" Rufail, the all female team High and Mighty, and the winners of the event, team Quantic Leverage gave us their impressions about the tournament and what it was like to play at such a huge LAN event.  David Vonderhaar, Design Director at Treyarch, also let us in on what it was like to be a developer seeing his game in such a new and fantastic way.

 

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For more  coverage from MLG Dallas be sure check out our StarCraft 2 wrap up video, our Halo: Reach wrap up video and our five favorite moments from the entire event.

 

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The fine folks over at Nerdstomper have started a new high quality tutorial video series featuring StarCraft 2, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of Newerth. TheFeed will be featuring one of their videos from all three titles over the next few days and we're starting off with a StarCraft 2 video from professional SC2 player Jonathan "Response" Layman. In  the video, Response teaches players new to StarCraft 2 a variety of Protoss build orders that will work in various situations against all three races.

 

Let us know if this video was helpful to you, and be sure to stay tuned for more tutorial videos from Nerdstomper. If you're interested in learning about even more pro tips from professional gamers, you can head on over to Nerdstomper's site.

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We were on site at Major League Gaming's first Pro Circuit event of 2011 in Dallas earlier this month and got to talk to a few Halo: Reach players and community members including the winners of the event, team Status Quo, as well as Tom "T-squared" Taylor, and one of the greatest Halo players of all time, Tom "Ogre 2" Ryan.  Check it out in the video below:

MLG 2011 Dallas Being A Halo Pro Gamer »


For more MLG Dallas 2011 coverage be sure to check out our StarCraft 2 MLG Dallas Wrap Up Video.

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Welcome to the Doldrums of April! This is one of those black hole weeks, where all of the good video game releases seem to have been sucked onto other dates. For instance, this Tuesday was a wasteland, but on April 19 you'll get Mortal Kombat, SOCOM 4, and Portal 2. Holy video game overload, Batman! You'd think publishers would want to space these out a bit more. So you know, you have that busy week of gaming to look forward to.

So instead of dissecting that Alaskan hunting game which is completely Sarah Palin-free, Rob Manuel takes us into the world of indie games and Leah Jackson, freshly returned from MLG Dallas, takes us to the land of competitive eSports. We also talk about the news and goings on in your favorite industry. Check it out. You'll see.

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MLG Dallas Highlights

Major League Gaming's first pro circuit event of 2011 in Dallas is over, and aside from some unfortunate internet issues, the show was a great success, with a lot of really incredible highlights. MLG describes itself as the premiere North American competitive gaming tournament, and the absolutely insane amount of skill the pro gamers showed off this weekend was just epic. The MLG Pro Circuit features Halo: Reach, StarCraft 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Here are just a few highlights from MLG Dallas 2011:

MLG Dallas Highlights1. StarCraft 2 Champion Dignitas.Naniwa Goes Undefeated Until the Grand Finals

Johan "Dignitas.Naniwa" Lucchesi is professional StarCraft 2 Protoss player from Sweden who, before MLG, hadn't really made a big splash at any LAN events. This weekend in Dallas, though, he took the StarCraft 2 competition by storm and didn't lose to anyone in the entire circuit until the grand finals when Jonathan "ROOT.Kiwikaki" Garneau managed to win two games on him. Still, in a game like StarCraft 2, at an event like MLG where some of the best in the world are competing, to go 26-2 is ridiculously impressive. Sure, it would have been cool for him to go 26-0, completely undefeated, but the sheer skill he showed at Dallas was remarkable and made for great a spectator experience.

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UPDATE: Please note that MLG is experiencing some technical difficulties. If the streams aren't live at this moment, please be patient. Like all good things, it will be worth the wait.

MLG is starting its 2011 Pro Circuit this weekend in Dallas! Some of us will be lucky enough to attend in person, but for those unfortunate souls who can't make it, we'll be featuring the live streams for Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and StarCraft 2 right here all weekend long. We've laid out the schedule for each stream below.

StarCraft 2 Live Stream

Friday: 5:30 pm to 1:00 am (CST)
Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (CST)
Sunday: 10:00 am to 7:30 pm (CST)

After the break we're featuring the Halo: Reach stream, the Call of Duty: Black Ops stream, and the All-Inclusive stream that tag teams through all the events. If you're interested in purchasing the high quality version of these streams, head over to MLG's website. Enjoy!

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Major League Gaming Goes Global

The first Major League Gaming Pro Circuit event of 2011 is MLG Dallas coming up this weekend, and to get you prepped and ready to go we’re featuring a few teams and players to watch for from each of the three main games: Halo: ReachCall of Duty: Black Ops,and StarCraft 2Here are our StarCraft 2 players to watch.

StarCraft 2 is such a volatile game and every weekend fan favorite players are always up and down in tournaments. The StarCraft 2 tournament format at MLG Dallas is a bit confusing: it features an open double elimination tournament bracket with 256 players competing for only four spots but then transitions to pool play with the top 16 seeded players going into Dallas, and the top four players from open bracket play, will make up Pools A – D.

Confused yet? The tournament will then transition to traditional pool play with a winners and losers bracket. Keep reading to see our picks on who is going to come out on top of each pool at MLG Dallas and ultimately walk away with the $5,000 prize.

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MLG Dallas Video Game Tournament Streaming All Weekend Live

Major League Gaming describes itself as the premiere North American competitive gaming league and this weekend the Pro Circuit is kicking off in Dallas, featuring Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and StarCraft 2. I'm going to be heading to the event and would love to hear about what sort of coverage you want to see live from the floor. But for those of you that unfortunately aren't able to attend, G4TV.com has got you covered.

We're going to be streaming all of the MLG Dallas Pro Circuit content this weekend. You'll be able to choose which game stream you want to watch right here on G4TV.com, all commentated by MLG professional casters keeping you up to date with what's going on in each and every streamed match. For those of you still on the fence about competitive gaming, you're going to want to check this out, trust me. The full stream schedule is located after the break.

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Major League Gaming Goes Global

The first Major League Gaming Pro Circuit event of 2011 is MLG Dallas coming up this weekend, and to get you prepped and ready to go we’re featuring a few teams and players to watch for from each of the three main games: Halo: ReachCall of Duty: Black Ops,and StarCraft 2Here are our Call of Duty: Black Ops players to watch.

At MLG Dallas this weekend it will be the first time that Call of Duty: Black Ops is making an appearance on the Pro Circuit. The Black Ops tournament is a standard open bracket double elimination that can support as many as 224 teams. Quite a few of them have shown they’re ready to make a big splash and go for the $10,000 prize. With Black Ops being a relatively new game in a brand new venue, all sorts of crazy things can happen but we’re sure our three favorite picks will make an impact, so let’s get started.

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MLG Natl. Championships Hitting Dallas This Weekend

The first Major League Gaming Pro Circuit event of 2011 is MLG Dallas coming up this weekend, and to get you prepped and ready to go we’re featuring a few teams and players to watch for from each of the three main games:  Halo: Reach,Call of Duty: Black Ops, and  StarCraft 2 . Here are our Halo: Reach players to watch.

The Halo: Reach tournament format in Major League Gaming’s 2011 Pro Circuit this year has changed a bit from previous competitions, this time favoring a pool style of play. Teams will face off against one another in groups of five and the top team will advance to a Championship Winners Bracket while the other four teams will head to the Championship Losers Bracket, where they can compete for a chance to stay in the competition, or be eliminated outright. The overall winner of the Halo: Reach tournament will receive $20,000. 

Pools A through D all feature extremely strong competitors, so we’ve picked our favorites from each pool and here's why we think they’re going to take the gold. Keep reading for our top picks.

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GT Academy Tournament Offers One Racing Game Fan the Chance to Become Real Race Car Driver

Over 53,000 racing fans competed for the chance of a lifetime in Sony and Nissan's first ever American Gran Turismo Academy event last week at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The prize? The opportunity to be sent to the prestigious Silverstone racing school in England to learn to become a real race car driver.

This isn't Sony and Nissan's first time around the track. The companies have been partnering up for GT Academy starting in Europe back in 2008, and since then two racing game addicts have been crowned champions. First was Madrid native Lucas Ordonez in 2008 and then Jordan Tresson from France in 2010.

Erich Marx, Director of Marketing for Nissan told G4, “We sent [Lucas] to a real racing school and sure enough he’s had great success over the past two years. He’s now a real professional driver with sponsors and he’s on his own now. In fact, he was just part of a team that raced 12 hours of Sebring and they finished second place. That was eye-opening for us.”

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At PAX East we took  a few minutes to speak with Mike "HuskyStarCraft" Lamond, one of the premiere StarCraft 2 commentators in North America. In the interview, he talks about his love of the game, the growth of eSports and its community, as well as how he got started and what he's looking forward to next.

 

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Husky was also part of the State of the Game Live panel at PAX and had a lot of interesting input there as well. Even if you're not familiar with professional StarCraft 2, Husky is the perfect person to help hold your hand as you test the waters. Check out his YouTube page for some fun, lighthearted SC2 commentary.

 


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Dustin Browder Speaks on StarCraft as eSports

When the original Starcraft turned into a national sport in South Korea, I’m sure that Blizzard Software was as surprised as anyone. To the best of my knowledge, it’s a unique phenomenon in the history of video games. Sure, we have MLG, but that can’t hold a candle to the hype, and media circus, and downright pageantry of South Korean professional Starcraft play. So when Blizzard sat down to design Starcraft 2, it was going to be an eSport from the very beginning.

Dustin Browder was new to the company when this work began, and he thought Blizzard was a little crazy. “Games that were five years old had more content than Blizzard had intended from the beginning!” he said. “Units equal choices, choices equal gameplay, and gameplay equals fun, right?” And when Blizzard said that some of the units were going to be the same, Browder couldn’t believe it. “But Blizzard said ‘Don’t worry, this isn’t like other games. This is an eSport. This is different.”

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Major League Gaming Goes Global

Major League Gaming online registration begins tonight at 7pm EST for the 2011 Pro Circuit. MLG describes itself as the world's largest videogame competition. If you're interested in getting involved with some professional gaming, the first MLG event will take place in Dallas, TX on April 1 - April 3. We've attended an MLG event before and had a lot of fun but this year looks even more promising.  If you're attending MLG either as a online spectator, live spectator, or player, the following pricing applies:

Online spectator pass - Free!
Spectator pass  (in person) - $20.00 until March 7, $25 after March 7
Halo Reach Team Pass - $280.00
StarCraft 2 Player Pass - $70.00

There will be a premium HD stream available for the event, but pricing has not yet been decided.

Head over to MLG's website at 7pm EST to sign up for the competition, and good luck.

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