blizzcon 2018

  • How Blizzard Developers Manage Crunch

    Since our deep dive into the culture of crunch underpinning Red Dead Redemption 2, and how ingratiated it is throughout the industry, developers have been a little more open about the human cost of making games. At Blizzcon this year, I took the opportunity to ask multiple Blizzard developers on how their attitude towards crunch,…

  • Being An Aussie Overwatch Pro Sucks

    Esports is a brutal world: there’s a lot of gamers and not a lot of positions. But what happens when you have to compete for one of those positions while playing at 200ms at best? That’s the unfortunate reality for Australia’s Overwatch World Cup members, who have been trialling under some truly crappy circumstances.