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EA Filed Patents for Online Matchmaking Algorithms, Focusing on Player Engagement

It seems Activision is not the only company to file patents for online matchmaking changes. Last March, EA also filed two different patents for the same purposes. The first patent…

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[Updated] Activision Granted Patent Related To Multiplayer Microtransactions

Activision has been granted a patent related to encouraging players in a multiplayer environment to purchase microtransactions via matchmaking as reported by Glixel. The patent in question – “System and…

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343 Celebrates Halo 3’s 10th Birthday With Classic Throwback Playlist

Halo 3 was released on September 25th, 2007. The end of Bungie’s original trilogy of games saw Halo‘s first steps onto the Xbox 360 with a refined sequel that took everything that was new…

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Better late then never: Team Fortress 2 Competitive Beta Sign-Ups Opened

Via a Valve employee on the Team Fortress 2 subreddit, it looks like Valve is ready to take the competitive Team Fortress 2 scene seriously, as they said they would…

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Matchmaking is Coming to Team Fortress 2

After a lot of speculation, the guys at TeamFortress.tv have revealed that Valve is finally planning a competitive matchmaking system for the spectacularly popular Team Fortress 2. The group described…

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ESL Matchmaking for Indie Developers

The Electronic Sports League, or ESL are best known for creating and sponsoring tournaments at a professional level. ESL Technology decided create a system to make life easier for independent…

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Interview with Ryan Figueiredo, Co-Founder of GamerLink

Have you ever wanted to play some online games, but all your friends were busy? You use the built in matchmaking features to play against strangers, but it just seemed…

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343 Industries Apologize for Master Chief Collection Online Troubles

The Master Chief Collection, released on Nov. 11 was meant to be a celebration of the four main series Halo games but has unfortunately been 2 weeks of frustration for…