Patrick Mackey

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Although he enjoys unwinding in PvE and roleplaying, Patrick's first gaming love is competition and the nuance of gaming mechanics that comes with playing games at the most intense levels. A regional tournament champion, Patrick takes his gaming seriously, whether it is MMO PvP or an intense match of Street Fighter 4.

He is an ardent pursuer of the intrinsic satisfaction of deep game knowledge; he balks when other gamers insist that "games are for fun."

Articles by Patrick Mackey

02.26.14
The Art of Wushu: Finishing the job
02.26.14

The Art of Wushu: Finishing the job

Last episode, we talked about getting a bounty and the mindset of a career criminal. Unfortunately,...

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02.20.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: Don't be afraid of LoL; just do it!
02.20.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: Don't be afraid of LoL; just do it!

Everyone who plays League of Legends has bad games every now and then. Everyone has bad community e...

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02.13.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: Two years and I'm still playing LoL
02.13.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: Two years and I'm still playing LoL

It's the time of the year when I get to sit down and reflect a bit on how I've grown as a League of...

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02.12.14
The Art of Wushu: Getting yourself a bounty
02.12.14

The Art of Wushu: Getting yourself a bounty

We all know what side of the law I fight on in Age of Wushu: the bad guy side. However, there's a m...

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02.06.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: My goals in League of Legends
02.06.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: My goals in League of Legends

Whenever I enter a League of Legends match, I have a few goals set in mind. Of course, winning is a...

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01.30.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: Stop worrying about the LoL metagame
01.30.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: Stop worrying about the LoL metagame

If there's one thing that seems to be fairly static among low and mid-level League of Legends playe...

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01.29.14
The Art of Wushu: Hacking and account security
01.29.14

The Art of Wushu: Hacking and account security

When people say they get hacked in online games, I always assume it's the user's fault. The one tim...

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01.23.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: Supports are ruling League of Legends
01.23.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: Supports are ruling League of Legends

I think Season 4 of League of Legends has been dominated by support play. Some of this is because t...

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01.16.14
The Summoner's Guidebook: Wards win League of Legends
01.16.14

The Summoner's Guidebook: Wards win League of Legends

A lot of you have noticed that I've been talking a lot about wards over the past several months. Th...

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