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.
Next-gen console games like the PlayStation 5 are guaranteed to require a record amount of storage, and you'll need faster internet.
If Rockstar port Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PlayStation 5 and decide to quadruple the maximum supported resolution to 8K, that version of the game could take up to 400GB, according to Frank Hamlin, director of the US distribution giant GameStop.
In a recent interview with US media, one of GameStop's key people explained that the PS4 version of the second Red Dead Redemption game already weighs around 100GB and that another improvement in resolution will undoubtedly mean a major leap in storage space.
Four times as many pixels will also significantly slow down the download of such games, which means that with the PS5 or Xbox Scarlett you will definitely want to grab a better internet pack at higher speeds, at least if you're not ready for even longer waiting times before playing new titles.
On the plus side, both Sony and Microsoft plan to include optical disk readers in their new consoles, Hamlin confirmed. In other words, you will still have the choice between buying digital and purchasing physical games, though it is still uncertain whether the new consoles will use Blu-Ray or any other media standard.
Microsoft has already announced that the Xbox Scarlett will hit the market in late 2020 under a different name, and while Sony still does not respond so openly to inquiries about the framework release of the fifth PlayStation console, the PS5 is expected to be out by spring 2021. Both devices should be fairly cheap, at least compared to their direct predecessors, analysts say.
Following the success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane, Trilogy Activision has met the hints of the past few days and announced a remaster of the cult Crash Tim Racing game that has grown into several PlayStation fans.
The modern version is called "Nitro-Fueled", and as they say from Activision's development team, Beenox, it was made from the ground up. They have visually refined the old classic in the style of the previous Crash remaster so according to what it can see on the trailer - Crash Team Racing never looks better!
The stakes are high and the competition is fierce! Players race with various characters from Crash BandicootTM, including Crash, Coco, Dr. Neo Cortex and others, against the egomaniacs Nitros Oxide to save our planet from destruction.
With the complete refresh of the original game, players get new lanes and karting models. As for mods, all original mods will be retained, and players will be able to play in multiplayer online - in addition to other players online, and all scores will be recorded by the best players table.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has been announced for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch consoles, and will go on sale on June 21, 2019. As with the previous remaster, Activision points out that the team has worked hard on all details, especially with the introduction of the modern console HD graphics, so those who played the original, as well as new players, will be able to enjoy the game.
Bandai Namco Entertainment and French technology company ISKN have officially announced a partnership, bringing the world-renowned video game publishing giant and French technology innovation firm to work on creating family-friendly entertainment platforms!
Bandai Namco Entertainment should lead this project, which will aim to manage the areas where the two companies are strongest, which should result in the development of new and unprecedented entertainment ecosystems planned this year. The two companies with interconnected and complementary knowledge will work together in the future, using multi-patented "ISKN" technology for augmented reality and practical knowledge in the video game publishing industry of "Bandai Namco Entertainment" to get a new product focused on fun, creation, and interaction of new generations.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is always ready to create partnerships that will bring more fun to everyone, “said Herv Herd, vice president of publishing in Bandai. "Collaborating our innovative team with ISKN will help us think outside the box and create a whole new kind of fun, interaction, and creativity for generations to come."
"The release of imagination and creativity is written in the technological DNA of our company. We look forward to giving families around the world more fun and giving them more innovation, ”says Jean-Luc Vallejo, CEO of ISKN and one of the founders of the company. "Working with a large entertainment company like Bandai Namco certainly is, it's a great opportunity to bring all our ambitious projects to the fore and shake up the market."
Bandai Namco Entertainment and ISKN have announced the unveiling of this project for July 24, 2019, as well as a big presentation in New York scheduled for the same day.
Nintendo has discovered a bunch of Pokemon novelties, including a sleeping game and a new sequel to the Detective Pikachu series. Pokemon Sleep should make what Pokemon Go made for walking in 2016 for a dream.
The latest Nintendo Direct went under Pokemon, and the Japanese announced four new video games about popular pocket monsters last night.
Probably the boldest of them is Pokemon Sleep, a game Nintendo describes as the evolution of the Pokemon Go phenomenon that in 2016 infected the entire world. This is another title of the American study of Niantic Labs, but instead of asking you to move, it will reward a healthy dream. What exactly does it mean is still unclear, but Nintendo has confirmed that it will also sell the smart bracelet Pokemon GO Plus + along with the game for Android and iOS mobile phones and tablets. It will offer all the functionality of the original Pokemon GO Plus device and also support Pokemon Sleep, i.e. Follow your dream and based on its gameplay. You can also play Pokemon Sleep without this add-on, and the game comes to the Google Play Store and Apple App Store next year.
Nintendo announced Pokemon HOME last night, another mobile application that will allow serial fans to manage their pocket monster collections across the entire modern franchise. This gaming service also comes to Android and iOS devices in 2020 and will support all Pokemon games for 3DS and Switch consoles as well as mobile phones.
Encouraged by the planetary success of the cinema hunt Pokemon Detective Pikachu, the Japanese company also promised the continuation of the original Detective Pikachu 3DS game from 2016. The only thing that was revealed about the upcoming title is to conclude a story from the previous adventure and debut as exclusive for Switch. Foreign media has already speculated that Nintendo could engage Ryan Reynolds and ask him to reprise his role as Pikachu from the spring blockbuster that surpassed all expectations of criticism, and finishing last weekend earned $ 350 million on cinema box offices around the world, according to estimates of several services.
Regarding this year's plans for the Pokemon series, the Japanese giant DeNA has been publishing Pokemon Masters for several months, a mobile game focused on the battles between the trainers. From the Far East, there is a promise that more information about this free title will arrive already in June.
Quake II before its 22nd birthday gets an unexpected makeover powered by Nvidia's RTX technology that adds to the cult game for hyperrealistic lighting, new textures and some more.
Nvidia surprised the gaming world with the announcement of processing the legendary shooter of the id Software - Quake II. The goal of this venture is to demonstrate the power of RTX technology to add mathematical precision, hyperrealistic lighting to the famous 1997 game. In addition, Quake II RTX will boast of over 3,000 new textures, the option of selecting the days of the day on individual maps and special effects such as glare on water surfaces.
Quake II RTX arrives on Windows and Linux computers as early as Thursday, June 6th, as a free demo that will comprise the first three levels of the game. You will be able to play the rest of the shooter in this exquisite release if you own its original version, either its copy on a CD or any kind of digital release on platforms like Steam and GOG.
Of course, for a complete experience, the game needs to be run on a computer equipped with one of Nvidia's latest graphics cards from the RTX series that debuted last year. The most reliable of them, the GeForce RTX 2060.
In this week's review of gaming news, Lvl8. brings about the size of the map in the latest GTA, important events and changes concerning Lvl8.a, a drama featuring the famous Fortinet Streamer and new video games.
It has been more than six years since the release of the last GTA game. After we got an unofficial confirmation that GTA VI was being drafted (thanks to an artist who made a mistake last month and publicly stated that he worked on GTA VI models), new theories about the upcoming game are beginning to appear. Currently, the most popular theory is that the sixth map will cover the entire US, but also that the maps from previous games will also be packaged into one large gaming package.
Lvl8. It reached a million
Four months, over 130 videos, almost 20k sub-sites, and a million YouTube previews. With a new member of Lvl8. the army that was battered by the Rocket League player, was also the first live stream with the Lumos and Nox cosplayers in the main role, and Fortnite giveaway - all the same week!
Out Layers of Fear 2!
Polish studio Bloober team dropped the continuation of its psychological horror - Layers of Fear. In the unit, the main protagonist was a schizophrenic painter, but in the sequel, this is a (but not so stable) actor who has a new major role in a movie whose action takes place on a cruiser. With its atmosphere and in general mechanics, the two remain faithful to the original and are available on Steam. Cosplayerice Lumos and Nox on Thursday held a live stream where they finished the story of the first game, and the next week they are going to Layers of Fear 2!
Word game devils on the ring
The third game in Rijeka Game Dev Meetup will be on Saturday in the premises of the RiHub Cultural Center! As before, in just one afternoon, starting at 16:30, the participants will touch on numerous topics. After a successful lecture last time, Goran Paulin is back, but this time he listens to all questions related to Houdini (no, I do not mean magicians). They will also discuss alternatives to Unity, and RiSpawn - a program aimed at connecting domestic gamers to Croatian games.
New Conan is an RTS game?
This month, Conan Exiles celebrated its first birthday, along with the new Conan game: Conan Unconquered. After Conan Exiles turned out more like Conan: Minecraft edition, it's no surprise that the new sequel was made as an RTS game.
Supervise in front of the doors
After a full six years of development, the SF Supervision shooter, the Belgrade-based studio of the same name, is finally ready to go out. This game, which looks like a combination of No Man's Skye, Galaxy on Fire series and glittering eye-candy graphics, will be available on Steam this summer. Pre-orders are available in less than $ 20, and even though the PC game is exclusive, you will be able to control it via an iOS device.
Out Warhammer: Chaosbane RPG
Warhammer: Chaosbane finally came out. Players who bought the Magnus edition can play it today, and the rest will have to wait until Tuesday. The Magnus Edition of this game is not a deluxe version, but one step above and behind it is the studio Eko Software known for its How to Survive franchise.
Activision officially announced the arrival of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game yesterday, which was also confirmed to use a new engine to deliver "photorealistic" experience.
This new engine uses the latest advances in visual engineering, including the new PBR decal rendering system, 4K HDR, DirectX Raytracing, new animation system, Dolby ATMOS support and other features.
This is a reboot of the Modern Warfare series that will offer a "culturally relevant" single-player campaign, featured in various European cities and the Middle East as well as online multiplayer and co-op modes. It has also been confirmed that the game will offer cross-platform features and will not offer a seasonal pass.
The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on October 25 this year.
The rumors that came out this morning proved to be true - Death Stranding is coming out this year!
Sony and Kojima Productions presented the new eight-minute trailer, which impressed us, but once again confused us a lot, so we're still not sure what we actually saw. We recognized that this is an entirely new type of action game that will aim to "break the walls of isolation that people are increasingly building". In the game, we will have to connect isolated cities and fragmented society with the main protagonist Sam. How will all this look in practice, you can see below?
What is more important, however, is that Death Stranding has got a solid date of release and will arrive on PS4 already on November 8th!