aka Mark van Alphen

  • I live in The Netherlands
  • I was born on November 15
  • My occupation is Community Technical Specialist at FANDOM
  • I am male
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    Counter-Strike and Call of Duty are titans in the world of first-person shooters. Both game series are both critically acclaimed and hugely popular with the public. Now the question is, which game is actually better?

    With the many games in the Call of Duty series, one could argue that Activision learns from its mistakes and improves over each of the previous games. However, Valve takes its time to develop its game with great dedication, and they've proven over and over again they know exactly what it takes to make a good game.

    In order to find out which game is better, we'll compare the game on several points, such as gameplay and weaponry. Be sure to vote on the polls and leave your opinion in the comments!

    Counter-Strike is a multiplayer fi…

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    Top 10 Games of Gamescom

    August 20, 2012 by MarkvA

    The world's largest gaming convention has come to an end, and with no less than 275,000 visitors it was one big success! Many game developers has showed off their games, and based on our expectations we made a preliminary Top 12 games of Gamescom list. After seeing all the games, is this list still correct? Check out our Top 10 Games of Gamescom below!

    We finally got to see more of Splinter Cell: Blacklit at Gamescom. Blacklist takes place after Conviction in story chronology. Sam Fisher is the head of Fourth Echelon, and directly reports to the President of the United States. The primary mission of 4th Echelon, is to shutdown all current operations being conducted by Third Echelon and their agents. Featuring great stealth mechanics, heavy …

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    Ubisoft's press conference stood out from all the others. Not necessarily because of the way it was presented, but rather because of its focus on announcing brand new games, whilst also hyping up their already existing titles.

    But these new games are not what you expect them to be. You see, all the games presented today were online, free-to-play games, a genre Ubisoft thinks is the future of gaming. According to Ubisoft, free-to-play gaming will become a $24.7 billion dollar market in 2014. Whether or not this will actually happen remains to be seen, but it sure seems to be a big risk Ubisoft is taking.

    The first new online, free-to-play game Ubisoft announced was Silent Hunter Online, currently being developed by Blue Byte, who also develop…

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    Europe's largest gaming convention, Gamescom, is set to start on August 15th, just one week from today. Aside from new game announcements, you can also expect more details on games set to be released this or next year. As this isn't exactly a small number, check out my list of top games at Gamescom below so know what games to keep an eye on!

    Last but most certainly not least. Right now the details on League of Legends: Supremacy are vague to say the least, but Riot Games will likely announce more details at this year’s Gamescon. If it’s anything like Dominion, it’ll likely expand the game with a new gamemode and a brand-new map, all for free!

    FIFA 13 is the twentieth instalment in the FIFA series. While some may call it "just another game in…

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    Hitting your enemies is not enough in this event. You need to hit them where it hurts! Who will be the first to take down all their opponents? Hitmonchan, Jin Kazama, Iron Fist, Kazuya Mishima, Ayane, Lee Sin, Ryu, Liu Kang and Billy Lee are all competing for this event!

    Vote below and let us know why you made your choice in the comments section below!

    And the winners are...

    Three front-runners pulled ahead of their competitors the moment this event began. With 445 votes, Hitmonchan soundly beat out Olympic stars Lee Sin and Ryu, who earned silver and bronze respectively with 240 votes and 182 votes.

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