Inside Croteam, the game studio going all-in on virtual reality

May 23, 2017 // Republic of Gamers // Writer & photographer

This Croatian game studio's door is rarely open to outsiders, but when it is, cool stuff happens. I dropped by and found out firsthand why they love virtual reality.

 

 

What it takes to win a Grand Final

February 21, 2017 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer & photographer

Much like going pro, having the best aim or strategies isn't all it takes to win a CS:GO Grand Final. If a team cracks under pressure or their communication falls apart, that can be their undoing. Here's what the finalists think it takes to be the best.

 

 

The first-time pro-gamer experience

February 8, 2017 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer & photographer

The “Join the Republic” Community Challenge elevated amateur gamers to a whole new level, giving them a taste of the pro lifestyle. This journey was full of amazing, dream-fulfilling moments. Learn what it was like for these young gamers to experience a taste of the pro life for the first time. 

 

 

Reigning supreme in Stockholm

January 19, 2017 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer & photographer

After six grueling months, it was finally here: the Republic of Gamers Community Challenge Grand Final in Stockholm, Sweden. Eight teams were assembled from the best worldwide amateur Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players, all with the same aspiration: becoming the next eSports superstars.

 

 

Mods and upcoming ROG gear at PAX Australia 2016

November 24, 2016 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer & photographer

PAX Australia is one of the newest additions to the Penny Arcade Expo family and the only one outside the United States. So, attending in close proximity to PAX West offers interesting insights, both into the contrasts between the two conventions and overall industry trends. 

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Behind the beast: How the ROG GX800 sets a new benchmark for gaming laptops

November 24, 2016 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer & photographer

Good, better, beast. When you’re looking for a gaming laptop, sometimes you don’t just want to go big – you need to. And that’s where the ROG GX800 comes in.


What it takes to go pro at CS:GO

November 24, 2016 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer & photographer

What does it take to go pro at Counter-Strike: Global Offensive? Beyond skill, there's dedication, sacrifice, and lots of hard work. But it's not merely about having the best aim or the most frags: those won't guarantee you a spot on a pro team


"Join the Republic" goes down under for PAX Australia 2016

November 24, 2016 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer & photographer

What would you do to become a pro gamer? Many make incredible sacrifices in pursuit of this dream. Australian CS:GO pro Chad Burchill had just three days to choose the four most talented CS:GO players at PAX Australia. It was a weekend full of heated battles, hard choices, and heartbreak.

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Finding the gamers who have what it takes - PAX West 2016

September 22, 2016 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer

It’s no easy task putting together a pro gaming team, much less finding four gamers who make the cut in a single weekend. But that’s exactly what the Republic of Gamers set out to do during the PAX West weekend “Join the Republic” Community Challenge campaign, with pro-gamer fl0m at the helm.


How we're empowering ultra-portable VR

September 22, 2016 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer

Virtual reality has taken the game industry by storm. While VR headsets aren’t yet a household item, collaborative VR spaces are appearing worldwide, and VR was everywhere on the PAX West exhibition hall floor this year. Find out how Republic of Gamers is making mobile VR a reality. 


Top 3 trends at PAX West 2016

September 22, 2016 // Republic of Gamers (NewsCred) // Writer

PAX West is here again. Whether you’re a VR aficionado, a livestreamer, or a pro gamer in the eSports arena, Republic of Gamers has something to offer.