Category Archives: Power Gamers

Counter-Strike: True Game of Skill or Hackers Paradise?

For about a year now, I have been an avid player of Counter-Strike. Counter-strike is one of Half-Lifes most popular mods, and for a reason. The game is fast paced, realistic and requires teamwork and strategy. However, just as all games have problems with hackers, CS is no exception. This game has been plagued with scripts and hacks since day one. The big problem is; These hacks are very simple to design and can be found almost anywhere on the net. The game used to be fun; but not anymore, now there are cheaters running rampant in servers. Hacks such as, “Wall Hacks” (makes walls see through) and “Aim-Bot” (aims for you by using special colored models) have turned it into a free for all. Luckily, not all games are so ruined. Many other Half-Life mods are cheat free (for the most part). The problem is, there arent nearly as many people playing thos games, so, you could find it hard to get a good game going. I had to write this, as I have been struck down by a cheaters bullet far too many times, and today was the day where I chose to speak out against it! Continue reading Counter-Strike: True Game of Skill or Hackers Paradise?

CPL announces CAL…

The Cyberathletes Professional League announced it acquired a significant interest in “Domain of Games” 2 days ago. As part of the agreement, DoG will became The Cyberathletes Amateur League. CAL will continue to focus on what they do best, Online Tournaments for First Person Shooters, including Half Life: Counterstrike and Unreal Tournament.

According to the press release:

The Cyberathlete Amateur League or CAL will enable average gamers, such as those who do not have the resources to attend a live professional event, to participate in world class online tournaments and earn the right to participate in the Cyberathlete Professional League LAN tournaments.

Get the full scoop at The Cyberathletes Professional Leagues website.

Its just a game, is it?!?

Todays online games are intriguing, entertaining and addictive. Sometimes, they even blur the lines between Real Life and “Game Life”. EverQuest and Ultima Online are great examples, with EverQuest showing the most visible signs of addiction. Do a search on Google for Everquest Addiction and you will see it is a huge topic of discussion. Now Electronic Arts (EA) has decided to take real life and game life to the next level….. Continue reading Its just a game, is it?!?