We haven’t been getting an AAA single-player focused Star Wars game for a long time. I also believe that a better studio than Respawn Entertainment couldn't work on the game itself. The developer of Titanfall 2 and Apex Legends games have embarked on the very familiar journey of developing a new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a third-person action-adventure that will take place during the Star Wars storyline of Episode 3 and Episode 4, and the game's hero wants to rebuild the Jedi Squad. Games seem to be a problem for almost 90% of today's configurations. The biggest shock is probably that the recommended settings game will need 32GB of RAM. You can see the full system requirements below:
Minimum Star Wars Jedi System Requirements - Fallen Order:
Recommended Star Wars Jedi System Requirements - Fallen Order:
This may be the first time this generation has seen a major difference between the minimum and recommended system requirements. Hopefully Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment know what they're doing, otherwise, this means the game will be pretty poorly optimized for any platform.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is about to celebrate its first birthday. On this occasion, and with the announcement that the game is coming to the PC platform, it is worth revisiting the Rockstar epic about renegades.
I had been planning to write a text about Red Dead Redemption 2 for a while, a year after the game was released. Now that the big Rockstar hit has been confirmed for PC, I think the time is right. Specifically, I rated the game a year ago at 95 and later noticed that a certain part of the players did not agree with such a high score. The game's user rating was 93, slightly lower than my rating, but the comments could have been different. So I had to ask myself, did I, as a reviewer, at least crush, succumb to the hype and easily go over some of the flaws.
It was a tremendous challenge for me to review RDR 2. We got the game about two weeks before its release, and at that time I was the only one playing in this area, which was a great honor. I played it a marathon, neglecting almost every other job on the portal. I had never been so engrossed in a game before and consumed it so masochistically. However, in the end, I did not remain completely blinded, and in my review, I pointed out that the game has certain problems, primarily in the economy and providing challenges.
However, individual players' dissatisfaction did not explicitly relate to these things. For many, the amount of riding in the game was controversial. Not riding as such, but traveling from point A to point B. Riding was ultimately a thing that blended open-world freedom with linear sequences (missions), and this gameplay design is a hard-boiled Rockstar formula from GTA games. You come up with a mission and then your mission is to go somewhere and do something. And so in 90% of cases. The truth is - you get bored with that over time.
The reason I last looked at Rockstar here through my fingers is the high-end narration that is most often performed through dialogues when riding, and in RDR 2, these dialogues are interactive to some extent. When you think about it, there is nothing more or less riding in RDR 2 than in Zelda or Witcher, which we most often take as examples of world-class achievements in open-world games. The only difference is the amount of story these games try to throw at the player as they move from one point to another.
Looking more closely at the gameplay itself, RDR 2 is an extremely scripted game that you must play by its rules. There is not a lot of experimentation in gameplay, most of it is directed scenes. One might think that rating 95 should not reward a game that dictates its entertainment conditions so much, but I think it's unfair to condemn RDR 2 as the foremost game that does such a thing. All games take us a little by the hand and offer guidance, some more some less, and I believe that games can and should be more than just a sandbox to play.
We remember games primarily by stories - either those we create ourselves or those we witness. I believe we all have a story about our favorite game and that just confirms the great value of the narrative aspect in games. Because of this, I don't care if the game is rated 90 or 95 as long as I can tell it's something to remember. And Red Dead Redemption 2 does. You may have to devote yourself fully to the game to recognize them, you may have to go over some of the flaws to see them, but the fact is, these quality things are there.
If anything wears Red Dead Redemption 2 in his single-player campaign then it's the phenomenal Arthur Morgan, one of the best characters the Rockstar team has ever designed. Arthur perfectly represents the part of man's nature that drives him to contend with the spirit of time, however futile it may seem. His story is a beautiful dash of existence in which the eternally disadvantaged has some charm, perhaps even a point that ultimately leads to a desire for redemption. Best of all, this summarizes the following dialogue - don't worry, it doesn't spoil anything that standard trailers won't reveal to you:
This is complemented by the perfect in-game music. Red Dead Redemption 2 is worth playing and just because of that music, you don't need any other motive! Of course, you can also listen to music on YouTube, but for the right context and experience you still need to play for the game. I've written before about how the game breaks with music, but my favorite thing is actually "said the Way It Is", a lightness that with its melody simply gives some consolation whenever a person is in the throes of life.
That's how it is with Red Dead Redemption 2, and a year later. I have not changed my attitude and I believe that this is one of the best games of this generation. There are some issues with gameplay, but that's why I'm looking forward to the PC version coming out and modifying the game to the liking of the user. Too much riding? There will certainly be a modification that fixes this. You have nothing to spend all your money on the game? It will be fixed, too - just trust the community of modders who have done wonders with the GTA titles as well.
If you are on a console and cannot hope for modifications, you can find comfort in the fact that the game at discounts can be found at half the price, and for 230 kuna you will certainly not find a better adventure in the Wild West.
9/30/2019 0 Comments
BioWare has announced that it is once again changing its plan for additional content for the unhappy Anthem. Now we will no longer see regular chapters but seasonal updates.
The future of an SF game called Anthem is again questionable. The BioWare development team has been several times late this year in delivering the extra content they promised, and now they have changed the plan once again. An official blog says the development focus will now be on fixing key things in the game, which is why we will see more content less frequently.
BioWare plans to work on balancing the fight and sorting out the gaming economy, and these are long-term works that will cause additional content to be delivered in a chapter/act format rather than seasonally. This means that extensions will no longer be in sequence, but will be tied to one major update. We do not know on what basis - quarterly, semi-annually, annually ... we only know that new seasonal content is coming to the end of 2019.
BioWare probably switched to this format to stay away from previous promises they were unable to deliver. With regular content, they are already late, so it is best that no one knows when new content will come because then no one can even complain about it if they are late. And if new content is not announced in advance, it will probably be easier to accept the potential euthanasia of the game by Electronic Arts if / when it occurs.
It wouldn't be the first time, the same scenario we already had with DLC extensions for Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that the Italian football championship, popular Serie A, will remain at Pro Evolution Soccer for the 2020 edition. This practically means that Kalcho does not change its address like in previous years and that the league logo, trophy, coats of arms and teams remain sponsored by Konami. Numerous Italian football giants, such as Milan rivals, Inter Milan and AC Milan, have had valid contracts with Konami in previous seasons, and since this year the team has been joined by champion "Boots" Juventus, which appears on PES 2020. Also, the footballers themselves an approach was offered to collaborate with the creative team to assist in the creation of physical characters as well as in-game features.
Also, Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has become one of the official PES ambassadors this season and will be on the cover for PES 2020 and will be involved in other activities related to Konami and the club where he plays.
Another important thing is the agreement with the European Football Federation (UEFA), which stipulates that the upcoming Continental Football Championship 2020 will appear on PES! Konami will allow its users to download European Championship (DLC) content for free, which also means that national teams, their jerseys, insignia, and coats of arms will be unlocked for PES.
UEFA's Marketing Director, Guy Laurent-Epstein, expressed satisfaction with the agreement with Konami: “We are pleased to have extended and deepened our cooperation. UEFA Euro 2020 is an opportunity to strengthen our bond and reach fans worldwide. ”
An eFootball PES 2020 tournament is also planned, where representatives of football associations from countries across Europe will send their representatives to compete for the win. The top 16 representatives will compete in the finals, which will take place at the time of the semi-final and final matches at EURO 2020 in London next year.
PES 2020, and the Series A and EURO 2020, will be available for the US and European markets on September 10th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC Steam platforms, and for Japanese players on September 12th.
League of Legends is turning ten and in honor of the big event, Riot Games has decided to celebrate with a special anniversary edition of Riot Pls — among other currently unannounced activities. The special Livestream will kick off on October 15 at 6:00 pm Pacific, where they will look back at their favorite moments and offer players a peek at what’s to come.
The stream will also highlight this year’s preseason changes as well as the next major content update.
When the anniversary announcement was published on the League of Legends site, the team also took the opportunity to reveal a new logo (seen above). It’s received mixed reactions so far.
What is the X button on PlayStation console controllers? If you have been calling it the "x-key" ever since then, then you are living in the wrong - at least according to the official PlayStation UK profile on Twitter. Specifically, at the beginning of the month, there was a debate on whether the X key is the letter X or is across. The discussion became noticeable enough, and representatives of PlayStation got involved.
Although they offered no official explanation, X is indeed a cross, not an X. Namely, the basic keys on the PlayStation controller do not use letters, as is the case with Nintendo and the Xbox. There is some meaning behind each character on the standard Sony controller keys, and the triangle, therefore, indicates the point of view or direction; a square refers to a piece of paper that represents a menu or document, and as far as crosses and circles are concerned, they represent options: yes and no. So, X is not an X, but across.
According to a poll on PlayStation's official Twitter profile, 81% of Sony console owners don't care for that explanation but believe that X is X, not some kind of "cross" or cross.
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Rainbow Six Siege has recently received new content in an extension called Ember Rise, and the arrival of the Battle Pass format has been announced, which has not exactly impressed fans of the game. There is only one thing left for Ubisoft to announce - a new period for trying out the game.
Rainbow Six Siege will thus be free to play from tomorrow, August 28 at 3 pm until September 4 until 10 pm. This applies to all platforms, noting that Xbox Live gaming must have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription. In addition to being free to try during the period, the game will also be at a discount so you can get it on all platforms at different prices in different editions.
If you purchase the game for the duration of this promotion, all progress made during the free trial will remain saved for the purchased version of the game.
8/28/2019 0 Comments
When the original World of Warcraft launched about 15 years ago, there were no streamers, influencers, and no HCL in the gaming scene. Today, the situation is much different, best exemplified by the example of the WoW Classic, which launched at midnight last night and breathed new life into the lungs of the old MMORPG king.
It is not known exactly how many players flocked back to Azeroth, but it is known that on Twitch the game was watched at the same time by 1.1 million viewers. It is not an absolute platform record as some esports tournaments have been watched even more, but it is a record for launching one game - moreover 15 years old. To make things more interesting, the WoW Classic was able to attract so many viewers even though streamers waited a long time to get into the game itself, because the official servers were, of course, overcrowded.
It is also interesting that streamers who do not play the type of games have now switched to playing WoW Classic. It is clear that they are turning as the wind blows, but it will be even more interesting to see how long they will last with the game. At the moment everyone in Classic is starting from scratch and streamers, therefore, have to invest a lot of time to stand out from the crowd. This is not borne out by the fact that the great onslaught of players has caused the game to not be able to quickly create the required amount of enemies for all players.
Blizzard, however, said it would add more servers during the day so that the intrusion wait would not exceed an hour. Until then, treat yourself to a convenient musical:
Conqueror’s Blade is going to that tried-and-true method — at least in recent years — for free-to-play games to boost their player base and revenue: the battle pass. My. Games (the publisher is formerly known as My.com) and Booming Games have announced the first Season Pass for its medieval MMO, titled Seize the Crown, which kicks off this fall and will give players the chance to earn “kingly cosmetics and other royal content” by completing in-game challenges.
New cosmetics aren’t all that are coming to Conqueror’s Blade. Before the season kicks off, a patch update will gender-equalize the weapon selection, so any characters can use any weapons, revamp the user interface to “be more accessible and intuitive,” and make various graphical enhancements and balance changes.
As seen on the roadmap above, “The Battle for the Golden City” will also be added to the game during the first season. There’s no word yet on what the Seize the Crown Season Pass will cost or how long it will run for, but you can read the press release on the Conqueror’s Blade site.
8/23/2019 0 Comments
In case anyone wasn’t sure, sometimes, when you do something shady, shady stuff will happen to you. If you need proof of this, we have a story involving Apex Legends and CSGO players downloading cheat software only to have their personal information stolen. This sucks, obviously, and we feel bad for anyone getting their identity stolen. But it shouldn’t be a surprise.
According to a report from Kotaku, players of both games had their information stolen when they downloaded what they assumed was cheat software. The malware — known as Baldr — pulled credit card details, login info for a variety of sites, and general identity information. This data was then sold off.
The data theft has been being tracked by Sophos threat researcher Alber Zsigovits who told Kotaku that the software was “effective at bursting in, grabbing everything and rushing out again.” So far somewhere between 500 and 600 instances of the software have been tracked — mostly in the US, Brazil, Russia, and Indonesia.
In additional Apex Legends news, the developer is receiving some heat over the new Iron Crown Event — particularly the Iron Crown collection packs that players will have to buy if they want to complete the Bloodhound’s Heirloom set. Players have noted that they only get two packs in the game and everything else must be bought — meaning players will need to spend over $150 to get everything.