Its a well known fact that many students might spend their spare time at college playing DOTA. Why not spend your study time doing the same? Well, in China, you can.
According to CQ News, Chongqing Energy College now has a course on Defense of the Ancients, aka DOTA. (Note: The article did not specify whether the class covers Dota 2.)
As That’s points out, the course is called “Recent Development of Electronic Sports and Analysis of DOTA” and is limited to only 90 students. That apparently doesn’t stop over two hundred students from squeezing into the lecture hall.
During the course, various DOTA strategies are analysed with the goal to help students not only improve their own coordination and motivation but help inspire different ways of thinking. The implication, of course, is that these skills are beneficial and necessary in the working world.
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Ubisoft have said that they are planning on announcing new free-to-play titles based on their most popular franchises at Gamescom in Germany next month.
The publisher are holding a press conference on the opening day of the Cologne based trade show, where they will supposedly discuss “plans in e-sports and other growing online game genres”.
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot also said; “The total number of players and the resulting opportunities for our industry continue to multiply as new types of gaming take hold. After a successful E3, we’re looking forward to bringing a strong line-up to Gamescom so that customers can experience many of our hotly anticipated titles first hand.”
Some of the titles that will be available to play at Gamescom include Assassin’s Creed 3, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, ZombiU and Far Cry 3. Gamescom organiser Koelnmesse said that it expects over 300 new products to be announced at the show, which takes place on August 15th through to August 19th 2012.
Funcom have signed an agreement with the LEGO group to develop a MMO based on the Lego Minifigures franchise. “The market for family-friendly online experiences intended for children and youngsters is brimming with potential,”says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “Being able to work with a world-renowned brand such as the LEGO brand to develop an MMO for this audience is incredibly exciting to us as game developers and for Funcom as a company. This is source material we all know and love and we simply cannot wait to get started working with the LEGO Group on realizing this exciting project.”
We have no release date and details are very light, stay tuned to Xperience Gaming for later details!
EA recently revealed today that they will be cutting off online services for several of there old games, effective April 13th, as well as some of their iOS games on March 13th. Among the titles affected are Fifa 10, The Saboteur and Spare Parts. Several games which required the user to buy an online pass are also being shut down meaning that what you bought is now worthless.
According to EA’s online policy, the publisher can and will shut down servers for games that represent less than 1 percent of EA’s peak online activity. Check out the full list of affected games below.
On March 31, the following iOS game servers will be shut down:
- Battlefield 3: Aftershock
- Fantasy Safari
- Ghost Harvest
And on April 13, the following console and PC games will lose online service:
- Boom Blox Bash Party (Wii)
- Burnout Revenge (Xbox 360)
- Create (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
- EA Sports Active 2.0 (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)
- EA Sports Active NFL Training Camp (Wii)
- FIFA 10 (PSP, Wii)
- The Godfather II (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- EA Sports MMA (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Need for Speed ProStreet (PS3 and Xbox 360)
- The Saboteur (Midnight Club access) (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Spare Parts (PS3, Xbox 360)