About Us

Kyle:

I started gaming at the ripe old age of 3 with Super Mario Bros. in my grandma’s basement, and I’ve been hopelessly addicted to pressing buttons ever since. Pretty sure humanity figured out its purpose in life with that one.

My expertise tends towards games with high mechanical demands like fighters, rhythm games, MOBAs, or platformers, but I can appreciate a good story too. Some of my all-time favorites include Dark Souls, Smash Bros., Spyro, DJ/Guitar Hero, and Dota 2.
Game collecting is my other passion—I see a lonely game in the wild and just can’t help but give it a loving home. When I’m not gaming or collecting, I’m probably running, reading, writing, traveling, or doing something with music.
Want to play games? Hit me up on Twitter @HeyItsFeroz51. I’m always looking for more fight/co-op/MOBA buddies!

Kaz: 

(bio coming soon)

Recent Posts

Episode 140: High Hopes

This week on Pause Screen, Kyle talks Darksiders 3, GoNNER, the Dead Cells update, Creature in the Well, and Contra: Rogue Corps, while William continues in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Kaz is as ready as she’ll ever be. In the Hype Train, we talk Borderlands 3, Link’s Awakening, free games (for a limited time!), the Planet Zoo beta, and more. Then, to wrap it up, we discuss Valve cleaning up the community in Dota and the baffling E3 pitch document that was leaked. Come pause with us!

HYPE TRAIN – *toot toot*

Discussion:

Valve banned a bunch of players for life from Dota and is stepping up their matchmaking/smurf detection game. 

http://blog.dota2.com/2019/09/matchmaking-update-for-the-next-ranked-season/

The ESA had their E3 pitch document leak, and it’s fantastic in all the wrong ways.

They’re positioning it as a ‘fan, media, and influencer festival’, complete with ‘experience hubs’ and a desire to create ‘exclusive/appointment only activations for select attendees who will create buzz and FOMO’. Yep.

https://gamedaily.biz/article/1215/e3-2020-planning-document-proposes-overhaul-with-queuetainment-new-floor-plan-industry-only-day
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