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.
It hasn’t been a month since mechs were added to Fortnite Battle Royale, and — as we should all probably expect — some people aren’t all that happy about it. Some players have been calling for the mech to be removed, creating a hashtag for it and everything.
The complaints, in general, are applied to how powerful the mechs are when it comes to defeating their usual measures. Epic has budged some — reducing the spawn rate of the mechs in-game — but they seem to have no intention of doing more than that. Instead, they published a post addressing players' concerns and noting that the logic behind the mech is to give players who otherwise would not be able to, a chance to win and maybe have a little fun for once.
The post includes handy charts that show how many eliminations the B.R.U.T.E. mech actually achieve in-game and what percentage of eliminations overall those count for. Turns out, it’s not a whole lot — probably less than 5% per each type of game mode. The most eliminations take place in Duos and average a little over 6 per game — so, around 90% of eliminations in that mode are achieved by non-mech players. That doesn’t seem too bad.
Just a few hours ago, the biggest pile of potential information about the next Grand Theft Auto game, which was incredibly detailed and thus the most credible to date, had just arrived a few hours ago.
Although, after more than half a decade of waiting, rumors of a new sequel to the Grand Theft Auto series have finally started surfing the internet this year, most of the ones that have surfaced so far have been very straightforward and (or) general. That is, at least, until a few hours ago, because nowadays the largest and most detailed bunch of game claims has arrived on the net of all networks, which may not be named GTA VI or GTA 6, but that's why it's supposedly been codenamed "Project for years" Americas. "
Last week's rumors of a new GTA game. According to new anonymous sources who cite several sources, the game in the development of virtually all studios under the auspices of Rockstar Games will be the most realistic so far. Despite previous rumors, new information suggests that the GTA VI map will not cover the entire fictitious US, but only two cities and their environs - the already known Vice City and a new metropolis of an as-yet-unknown name designed as a cartoon of Rio De Janeiro. Fewer linear missions should also take place in Liberty City, but Rockstar's version of New York in the new title will be reduced to just a few fenced-in locations.
Rockstar has reportedly been developing the upcoming GTA game since 2012, which would mean that its pre-production started one year before the release of GTA V, and the studio went into full production three years later, according to the same source.
While the above location rumors do not rebut previous claims that GTA 6 will have the largest map in the history of the series, which was to be expected anyway, new information is completely contrary to recent allegations that the game will have a female protagonist and more playful characters. Instead, players in the single-player campaign will only manage the character named Ricardo, who will smuggle drugs between the two cities mentioned. The action will be divided into chapters similar to last year's Red Dead Redemption 2 and run through the 1970s and 1980s. In other words, there is a chance that we will also meet numerous characters and locations from Vice City and Vice City Stories in GTA VI.
Another important point is that the new GTA is not expected to arrive on this generation of consoles, but will be exclusive to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett, which would mean Rockstar will not try to sell the same game twice in a short period, as was the case with GTA V Changing weather will reportedly be an important gameplay element, with new rumors talking about everything from hurricanes to floods.
There is still no word on the release date, but the Rockstar frontman recently very directly suggested that they should play this long-awaited action-adventure by the end of 2020.