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    126 vBulletin forums hacked; 819,977 accounts...

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    When Did Games Get so Damn Expensive

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    Dirty Teams :: Competitive Gaming

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    Battlefront II AFK Players Workaround Helps...

    If you’ve tried Star Wars Battlefront II‘s “Heroes vs. Villains” mode, chances are you’ll have seen characters spinning around in circles. The players controlling these characters are AFK (away from keyboard/controller), and are exploiting the game to receive easy participation...

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  • CEVO/GAMEBANANA CS:GO 2014 Map Making Contest with $1,000 in cash prizes

    Calling all Source Engine Guru's out there, if not just @Shinobiwan

    CEVO, a worldwide leader in e-sports event administration, and GAMEBANANA, the home of PC game customization, today announced the 2014 edition of our CEVO/GAMEBANANA CS:GO Competitive Map Making Contest, an online map making contest with $1,000 in cash prizes.

    "We are extremely excited to announce our second CSGO competitive map making contest in conjunction with GAMEBANANA.com. Partnering with GAMEBANANA is the perfect way to get in touch with the absolute best CSGO mappers in the world. Our previous joint contest in 2013 produced 76 amazing new maps, so we're extrmely excited to see the submissions this year." said Chris Pipher, General Manager of CEVO.com.

    "After the runaway success of last year’s competition, we at GameBanana are proud to once again be teaming up with the e-sports industry to deliver brand new, high quality maps for the competitive Counter-Strike gaming scene. Not only are there fantastic cash prizes again, but this contest also allows level designers a unique opportunity for their work to be played and critiqued by some of the world’s best players ” said Jon Higgins, VP Marketing & Research - GAMEBANANA.com.
    Submissions will be accepted at http://gamebanana.com/contests/47 on Monday, March 10th, 2014 until Monday, June 9th, 2014. After this date, each map will be reviewed by CEVO/GAMEBANANA and the top 10 maps will be selected by staff from the respective organizations. These top 10 maps will be showcased for public voting on CEVO's website from Monday, June 16th, 2014 until Monday, June 30th, 2014.

    The top three maps with the most community votes will split the $1,000 cash prize, with the winning map being used in the CEVO CS:GO Season 5 preseason. The complete prize breakdown is listed below:
    1st (50%) - $500.00 + map used in CEVO Season 5 preseason
    2nd (35%) - $350.00
    3rd (15%) - $150.00

    Map submissions should be original works and must not have been submitted to any other map making competitions. Maps should be created with competitive balance, CEVO competitive CS:GO rules ($800 startmoney, 2:00 roundtime, and 5v5 gameplay), and aesthetics in mind. In the next week, we'll be putting out an additional newspost with the specific criteria that maps will be judged with.

    We can't wait to check out our next batch of submissions, and would like to wish the best of luck to all competing map makers!

    Targeting gamers and game developers, GameBanana is the largest website on the internet dedicated to the creation and distribution of custom content for PC games created by the gamers themselves. For over a decade we have acted as a breeding ground for many talented developers, studios, modifications and indie titles. By constantly adapting to changes in the gaming industry we continue to provide a service receiving millions of page views and downloads every month.

    Jon Higgins
    VP Marketing & VP Research
    GameBanana.com | Machinefloor Inc
    256 Grand St, Floor 2
    Brooklyn, New York
    E: Jon.Higgins@GameBanana.com

    Chris Pipher
    General Manager
    P.O. Box 1844
    Sykesville, MD, USA
    E: cpipher@cevo.com
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    1. Shinobiwan's Avatar
      Shinobiwan -
      ohhh, im all up on this.
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