All posts by Crystal Mills

Born with a controller in her hand, Crystal has been a lifelong gamer who has been known to obsessively ramble about Dragon Age theories. She loves everything from RPGs to shooters, and has a passion for Call of Duty esports. She has written for DualShockers, theScore esports, OpTic Intel, and more. When not writing or gaming Crystal is usually working in surgery or trying to figure out what her My Hero Academia quirk would be.

eSports and Athleticism – A Quick Rant

I may be about to start an argument.

It’s been ages, but I remember posting something about eSports and the fact that people are beginning to view pro gamers as athletes. Of course this sparked a chaotic debate, and frankly, I don’t even remember what my opinion was on the matter.

But now with eSports escalating and becoming extremely popular, this is a subject that’s really starting to circulate. Should competitive gamers be considered athletes? Continue reading eSports and Athleticism – A Quick Rant

Town of Salem – Why aren’t you playing?!

It is officially Monday, signaling my special time to write something semi-interesting for you guys. So while Kolby tries to steal my ravioli while frustratingly demonstrating his pack animal skills (chewing on a shoe in my lap), I’m going to try to convince all of you wonderful people to play Town of Salem. Continue reading Town of Salem – Why aren’t you playing?!

Apologies, DualShockers, and Power Rangers

I’ve been a ghost for the past few weeks! For that, I apologize. There isn’t a feeling worse than knowing that you’ve dropped some of the responsibility you chose to keep, and for that, I’m so sorry! I was working 40 graveyard hours a week and had just gotten my system to accept the shocking new sleep schedule… and then I was laid off. Continue reading Apologies, DualShockers, and Power Rangers

Black Desert’s character creation is amazingly impressive!

Black Desert, a new MMO that’s still in closed beta, is a gorgeous-looking game that I’ve just had the privilege to discover. Developed by Korean company Pearl Abyss, Black Desert will deliver a variety of experiences inside of its sandbox atmosphere including open-world combat, castle sieges, and real estate opportunities that will allow a limited amount of houses to be bought by players. The game itself looks beautiful and definitely “next-gen,” which becomes obvious in the latest character creation video. Continue reading Black Desert’s character creation is amazingly impressive!

Smooth McGroove Releases Final Fantasy X Battle Theme Video

The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster has been released… and I don’t have it yet. Which is depressing considering that X is one of my favorite titles in the series (following VIII). Smooth McGroove, master of all things video games and Acapella music, released a new video showcasing Final Fantasy X’s Battle Theme. And of course it’s amazing.

Continue reading Smooth McGroove Releases Final Fantasy X Battle Theme Video

The first English dub clip of Attack on Titan has been released

The popularity of the Attack on Titan anime has exploded since the Japanese release, igniting a future full of creepy Titans which include a Japanese live-action film (and a car commercial), and the English dub release of the anime. I’ve never been a huge anime fan before Attack on Titan, and I really grew to enjoy watching it with subtitles, so when the announcement of the English dub version appeared, I was pretty skeptical. Continue reading The first English dub clip of Attack on Titan has been released