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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Paladins Comes to Nintendo Switch

Hi-Rez Studios' fantasy hero shooter 'Paladins' is debuting on Nintendo Switch Next Week with Cross-Platform support for Xbox One.

A popular hero shooter from developer/publisher Hi-Rez Studios that has been accused of being a shameless copy of Blizzard Entertainment's multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch, is now headed to Nintendo Switch. Nintendo's next gen console is going to release Paladins fantasy hero shooter on June 12, announced by the developers today. The game will run on 60 FPS on Switch and will be compatible for multiplayer cross-play with other players on Xbox One as well.

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Paladins Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Below is a brand-new trailer showcasing the brave champions of the realm arriving on Nintendo eShop this June.




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Although the game is a free-to-play title for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it will primarily launch on Switch for a $30 worth "Founders Pack", which includes all available characters as well as future and some cosmetic items exclusively for this console. Following this summer, the title will eventually return back to its free-to-play status. Since Sony is not interested in the idea of cross-play, PlayStation 4 owners are not joining a cross platform experience just yet.

RELATED: Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

Apparently, a recent leak ahead of E3 2018 had us informed about a few games that were going to be announced soon and Paladins happen to be one of the leaked Nintendo Switch games from that list. A guy working in E3 showroom displays got his hands on a printed listing for unannounced games for Switch console and leaked a photo of it over internet. This means that we can expect a port for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Fortnite, Killer Queen Black, Overcooked 2 and rest of the titles from that leak.


RELATED: Paladins Lore Cinematic: "A Realm Divided"

Paladins begin their journey on Early Access program of Steam in 2016 with 36 playable champions. Despite being constantly accused of cloning another popular shooter game, developers insist that they were actually inspired from Team Fortress 2 and it actually is a fantasy version of their 2010 release Global Agenda. Earlier this year, Hi-Rez Studios have released Paladins Battlegrounds, a spin-off version for 100-player battle royale currently titled "Realm Royale".

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Valve Will Stop Policing on Steam

Valve finally decided to allow everything onto their Steam store, with a few tiny exceptions.

There was a time when we knew Valve Corporation for producing games like Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead. Today, we know it for developing a digital distribution platform for video games known as Steam. Till now, they were running this stage for developers to showcase their games for consumers to pick them up all from one place and often regulated what types of games should or shouldn't be on the place but that is changing after a recent controversy over their action.

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Valve Will Stop Policing on Steam

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When they took a tough stand against Adult visual novels, many independent developers involved with such projects took it to social media to address their frustration with Valve's policing. In past, they even made many of devs to even censor their content in order to keep it on their platform. However, rather than being appreciated, they were heavily criticized by fans and many, leading them to finally decide to stop watching over for offensive or adult content on Steam.

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In their official Blog Post, Valve's executive Erik Johnson stated that, their platform will allow almost every type of content from now on unless it is illegal or with an intent of trolling. That means, they have stopped caring about drawing lines and given up that role to the consumers. However, instead of watching over and control what should or shouldn't be on Steam, they will provide various tools to the users, so that they can decide what sort of contents they are interested in and what they want to avoid.

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No Content Policing on Steam

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With this more hands-off approach, Valve now moves away from the debate of their playing role of a moral gatekeeper and allows more freedom to people. They simply explained that, there will always be some developer or games that offend you and think shouldn't exist but that should never take away a game’s voice in a marketplace. Although, the term illegal is considerably easy to define but what exactly constitutes "trolling" is much more complicated than that and leaves room for confusion and debate in future.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

New Diablo Game in Development

Blizzard has been working on an unannounced Diablo project and a job listing on their website confirms it.

The last game developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment released from action role-playing franchise was Diablo III, which came out in 2012 and its second expansion Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer came out last year on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This hack and slash dungeon crawler haven't seen a sequel for past six years but maybe that changes now. According to a new revelation, Blizzard is apparently working on a brand-new installment of Diablo.

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New Diablo Game in Development

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From a recent list of job listing posted their website shows that the studio is looking for some dungeon artists for a new, yet unannounced Diablo project. They were also looking for a few artists to work on environmental, technical and VFX assets as well as some software engineers. All of the applicants will be hired to work full-time to create a dark fantasy world full of dungeons for their newest title where players will embark on a quest to save the world once again.

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The gameplay and world of Diablo series has inspired many RPG over the years and it is high time that the developer finally revives it. Although Diablo III was widely successful, players were quite unhappy with Blizzard mostly focusing on multiplayer mode, aspects of single-player game struggled to thrive. Given today's scenario of so many game companies moving ahead with online games, we are only wondering if they would follow the same path or would they acknowledge fans criticism from past?!

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Atmospheric Dark Dungeons

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Aside from this fan-favorite game, Blizzard is also responsible for creating hugely popular series like StarCraft and World of Warcraft. Although, they are quite busy with their team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch, which is ruling major platforms and received positive acclaim from almost everyone. To keep the momentum flowing and keep the entire fan-base happy, they are regularly dropping post-release contents and arranging seasoned events.

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While they were away, many other popular RPG franchise has emerged and Blizzard has been long absent from the competition. So, fans are really concerned if they will be able to live up to expectations of modern day fans and reclaim their throne! By the looks of it, things don't seem like that they are completely moving away from the core but sticking to it instead. Hopefully they will make killing demons of Hell and looting rewards.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Elder Scrolls: Legends to Replace Developers

Publisher Bethesda swaps original developer Dire Wolf Digital with a new studio for The Elder Scrolls: Legends.

Recently, a decision of changing developer team for their free-to-play collectible card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends is made. From 2017, Dire Wolf Digital has been working on the game and making it into what it is today. Starting from this year, the project will be handed over and Sparkypants Studios are the ones who are replacing the original developers. Bethesda Softworks are still remaining publisher for the game while the shift is in order and are directly involved into it.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends to Replace Developers

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According to their spokesperson, they are already quite ahead in building up a new version of TES: Legends for past few months under the direct supervision of Bethesda. Despite changing few aspects and designs, they assured that Legends will not experience any major revamp. Sparkypants have just built a new client for the game, made a couple of UI modifications, some minor changes in menus and visuals were done. This actually lets them to address balance issues better than before.

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New Main Menu for TES: Legends

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You can see that the redesigned board above still represents what Legends was to players from the very beginning. The Elder Scrolls: Legends Android, iOS, Mac and PC version will not be experiencing any major change to core game mechanics. Your previous collection will remain as it was and you can still get those same items from in-game store. Whatever slightest tweak they did was to alter the game's previous direction and access many of its untapped potential.

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Obviously, this game has a large community that expects more and constantly making requests about things they want to see changed. Changing hands for a live game has its challenges but together, the new developer/publisher duo has made it out. Developing a brand-new client has given them flexibility to make more progress, adding new features, bug fixing and many other tasks in a fast pace. They will talk about future plans regarding TES: Legends when they finally arrive at E3 2018.

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Legends' Redesigned Interface

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However, their publisher had no problem with Dire Wolf Digital and just wanted to change direction for future. The Elder Scrolls: Legends decks offer you and opportunity to play a world-class strategic card game and this is one of the best single-player adventures you can experience. As they swiftly head towards that road, the new developers want to create more opportunities for Legends to grow on a stronger foundation under the ever-watchful eye of Bethesda.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Wolf Among Us Season 2 Delayed to 2019

Telltale Games is delaying The Wolf Among Us Season 2 to 2019 because of fundamental changes at studio.

Developer Telltale Games have done a splendid job adapting comic-book writer Bill Willingham (Day of Vengeance, Justice Society of America)'s Fables comic book series from DC Comics's Vertigo imprint into one of their epic fantasy interactive episodic graphic adventure. Following the immense success of Season 1, Telltale announced for The Wolf Among Us Season 2 back in July, 2017. It was scheduled to release on 2018 but unfortunately that date is pushed back to 2019 now.

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The Wolf Among Us Season 2 Delayed to 2019

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Fans that were eagerly waiting for the latter half of 2018 to see Season 2 of the game probably are a little bit pissed when almost one year after the initial announcement they get to know this shocker! Clearly this should upset many players because we rarely had any follow-up news from the creator studio about its development and now, suddenly out of the blue we get to know that, we should wait another year. That kind of sucks!

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Although Telltale have mentioned about the issue recently stating, this inconvenience is totally unintentional and is because of some essential changes since they announced the title last summer. While that doesn't seem like anything big but it can mean that there might be a change of gameplay which will be introduced this time. Plus, they said, the studio will invest this extra time in improving quality and experiment with this project. Does that make any sense to you now?

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Bigby Wolf Fans Are Not Happy

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There is another fact that could possibly be the reason for this delay and it is, the studio laid off 25 percent of their workforce, which is a total of 90 employees. The company responsible for making critically acclaimed games like Game of Thrones, Minecraft and The Walking Dead, has decided to move forward with a smaller team to deliver a fewer but better quality video games in future. Whether or not this restructuring has helped them in their goal, it can be partially responsible for setbacks in their deadline.

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Bill Willingham’s award-winning Fables worked out amazingly fine with Telltale Games' unique format of storytelling with The Wolf Among Us. Season 1 comprising five-episode was released back in 2013 for every playable platforms like Android, iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. So, we can only hope that the second Season will probably do the same as well.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

Epic Games will be giving up a prize pool worth of $100M for Fortnite’s first year of esports tournaments.

With rising popularity of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite, developer Epic Games announced for an Esports tournament for a prize pool worth $100 million. They will have a competitive season from 2018 to 2019 for their insanely popular third-person shooter. So, they are inviting the best players to take part in this arrangement to take a shot at the grand prize. Fortnite Battle Royale will be the main focus of the challenge and skilled players will be pitted against each other.

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Epic Games Will Arrange Fortnite Esports

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Epic Games have yet not specified when these competitions will begin but they have stated last month that, during E3 2018 in June, they will kick-start 100-person tournament which will be called Fortnite Party Royale. The developers were also not very specific about how they are planning to play it out except the mention of trying to do something out of the box. So, they might actually be up to something and may even break the traditional inspiration for such contests.

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One thing is certain about their intention and that is to make this experience a great fun for both players and spectators. Looks like, they are finally close to bridge the gap between professional players and viewers enjoying the game as their favorite players broadcast on Twitch with this deal. The UMG’s Friday Fortnite competition is already being organized to bring together gaming personalities from Twitch and YouTube in a race to get the most number of kills.

RELATED: Fortnite Made $223 Million Last Month

Through Early Access, Fortnite debuted for PC on July, 2017 and then Mac, PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox One eventually saw the release. Quickly taking over the popularity of last-man-standing shooter, the game even gave PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a tough run for their money. After conquering online streaming platforms, they sure are looking for playing in big leagues as it seems. If you are a huge fan of the title, its time you try to cash in your skills on Fortnite.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Steam to Remove Adult Games

Steam threatens developers of anime-style adult games to be censored or get removed from Steam.

Online dating simulators, video games or visual novels containing adult content are extremely popular on web whether they are free or paid. Of course they are labeled as their type to prevent them from falling into the hands of minors and many indie developers are being drawn towards working on more projects like these. However, Valve’s digital distribution platform Steam has recently issued a warning to a couple of studios regarding adult contents in their games.

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Steam to Remove Adult Games

A couple of developers for visual novel stated in social media that they are being affected by this decision. Two of the most infamous NSFW games HuniePop and Mutiny!! on Valve’s launcher containing some serious nudity are to be mentioned in this case. Developer HuniePot has tweeted out that they have received a notice on e-mail from Valve that their game is currently pending additional censorship for pornographic content in it.



For the time being, HuniePop is still available on Steam store and so is fellow game Mutiny!! Developer studio Lupiesoft of the latter has received same message concerning their content as well. Although, they have worked maintaining strict guidelines and created the game under Valve’s policies, it seems kind of contradictory action for the platform. When their Steam publisher MangaGamer has directly contacted with them, they assured that softcore nudity is allowed. Feeling confused yet?

There are no signs of the game being under threat of removal or something, which was maybe to not alert or frightened the players. The developers received a deadline for 2 weeks, which is basically till the end of this month to either bring change to their subject material or being removed. It appears many other games on the aforementioned platform of visual novel genre are feeling this heat wave now. What baffles us about all of it is that Steam versions of these games are already censored.

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HuniePop and Mutiny!! To Be Censored

If you are willing then fully uncensored versions of HuniePop and Mutiny!! are available on other retailers or you can just download a patch that will include the explicit parts to the game. This is how many players are having their way with such games because Steam will never allow the developers to share those patches on their platform. Fading these updates are no hard task at all as you can simply do it with a Google search or just go to their developers website looking for it.

Bottom line is, there is a pretty good chance that these two games are leaving Steam very soon and many others will follow. Another thing to notice here is that popular mainstream titles like Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Witcher 3 contains nudity but they haven't faced such aggression yet. Some says that they are only against games with sexual content featuring anime-style art and we cannot rule that possibility out. On the bright side, even though Valve purges these adult games from store, owners will still have them on their libraries.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

With the release of Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos has already taken down The Avengers while wiping out half the universe and now, he has set his sight for Fortnite Battle Royale. If you play your part just right then you can also become The Mad Titan wielding his Infinity Gauntlet. Despite the game releasing a variety of skins that looks like many familiar characters like John Wick or Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy, this is the first-ever major crossover for Fortnite and is going to last for a limited time.

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Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

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Witness how you can rule battleground maps of Fortnite as Thanos in the Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup.




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With collaboration with Marvel Studios, Epic Games have now added Thanos and he appears in a special mode called Infinity War. This one comes with their weekly update 1.59 and possibly one of the weirdest modes ever. Although, you don't immediately become the only survivor of the match or just as he likes to balance everything, The Mad Titan does not wipe out half the participants upon finding the Gauntlet but does gets into a rage of destruction or players can do that with him.

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There is no rocket science behind this new mode and it starts just like every other match for every for solo players, because squads or duos are not allowed in this mode. Right after you are dropped into the map, you go out seeking to wipe out your competition while also looking for the Infinity Gauntlet. When you finally find it to claim for yourself, you become Thanos and this one is not just a cool looking skin. Like his movie version, he is a force to be reckoning with even though there is no Hulk.

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Infinity War Event is Here

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Upon becoming The Mad Titan, players will be given 700 health and 300 shields, which are way above than what regular brawlers gets. However, he is not able to regain his health if hurt but his shields regenerates with kills. Instead of being able to pick up weapons, he some special moves including Leaping, Punching, Shooting Beams and Smashing. Before anyone picks the Gauntlet, no one really knows where it is but as soon as someone becomes mighty Thanos, it is picked up on everyone’s radar.

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In spite of bringing balance, the one who gets to become The Mad Titan actually greatly upsets it. Even though he will be very difficult to take down but by working together in groups players can eventually bring him down if they are willing to. You can join in this limited time event “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” in Epic Games' sandbox survival battle royale game Fortnite, which is now available to play on mobile devices, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Thanos Comes to Fortnite!

The Mad Titan Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Epic Games' Fortnite for a limited time event for its battle royale mode.

After decimating The Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War movie from Marvel Studios, Thanos is coming to Epic Games' sandbox survival game Fortnite. Although he is arriving on the game for a limited time only, he is bringing his Infinity Gauntlet along. Today, Marvel just announced a crossover event where The Mad Titan will step foot on May 8, 2018. The event, “Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup” is about to bring a new twist to its Battle Royale mode by adding Infinity Gauntlet and all six Infinity Stones.

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Thanos Comes to Fortnite

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Both Infinity War and Fortnite have been doing exceptionally well regarding their very own field and almost everyone is hyped up with these two. While the movie is creating history by breaking tons of box-office records, the game itself is also making serious waves in gaming industry. Celebrities like rapper Drake even joined during a live-stream to be part of this modern day pop culture phenomenon. Both are absolutely famous and this crossover just might be the next big thing.

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Though there was not much information to make up what we are about to expect, it appears when a player would eventually find the Infinity Gauntlet, they would then be able to turn into Thanos. Details are not clearly suggesting what players will be allowed to do as the main antagonist for Infinity War but it sure seems like it has something to do with wiping out other players from the field maybe! So, collecting those stones before he does would probably be helpful for survival.



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Whatever it presents to us, we will be able to find out very soon as the crossover is going live from tomorrow. Many may speculate that this crossover completely came out of nowhere but turns out, co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo of Avengers: Infinity War is huge fans of this free-to-play game, which they've been playing for the last couple of months. Whenever they got time for a break, they would just jump into it and then it hit them with the idea of Avengers/Fortnite mash up.

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Now, this crossover sure came out of nowhere for most people but surprising as it may, this limited time event regarding two most popular franchise of current time is really a treat. You can clearly guess that this brand-new mode will draw a huge wave of players barging in just to see what impact Thanos makes with his incredibly powerful Infinity Gauntlet and where does that left Fortnite in the aftermath. Infinity War crossover will start from tomorrow and you can join in through mobile devices, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fortnite Season 4 Announced

For months, Fortnite players were chasing tails after a "comet theory" that eventually came to be true. Season 3 is ending very soon as developers Epic Games and People Can Fly are bringing Season 4 of the game along with updates for Save the World and Fortnite Battle Royale. Just like players have been predicting of a new season for some time now, a comet crash from outer space in the middle of game’s map will bring massive change in overall.

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Fortnite Season 4 Announced

RELATED: Fortnite Comet Fan Theory

While all the crazy theories were flying around about what the mysterious comet is going to do or where it is about to crash, Epic Games remained silent and now, they are officially announcing Fortnite Season 4 with a new trailer.




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Upon witnessing the trailer above, we know now that where things are going to pick up from in Season 4. The theorized comet will crash on and destroy Dusty Depot, which will be then called Dusty Divot in the aftermath of impact. Previously, everyone has predicted that the collision would target the Tilted Towers but ultimately, that was not the case. Considering it was a pretty big meteor, there are craters everywhere of the island where players are.

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A new location in the Northeastern part of map called Risky Reels is introduced, where Battle Royale participants used to have their drive-in movie theater before the comet crashed. On the plus side, you got a brand-new site to explore now and the downside is that it cannot be used as a landing spot anymore. Full details of these changes are all pointed out in Patch Notes released by Epic Games and you can go ahead to check out all fine points yourself as well.

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Fortnite Season 4 Battle Pass Skins

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As the third season coming to an end, people have to stop jumping around in their John Wick skins, which is becoming very common these days. Pretty sure that Season 4 Battle Pass will contain some new cosmetics items to try out. Developers already hinted that they will introduce superhero-themed skins in the pass alongside other skins. There will be 100 tiers of rewards, all of which can be unlocked by playing the game. So, you should start now to better your chances.

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Fortnite Season 4 Loot Drops

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Co-op sandbox survival game Fortnite is developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, which is available to play on iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We would like to mention that right after Season 4 goes live; everyone logging in will receive a free version of Battle Pass that has 10 levels worth of stuff to loot. However, don't worry about upgrading your pass later as progress made prior to that will be carried over.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Fortnite Made $223 Million Last Month

In an attempt to create a competition for last-man-standing shooter game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Epic Games have created free-to-play Battle Royale which is a cartoonish mostly a rip-off of PUBG. Whatever it was at the beginning, it sure worked out in the end as Fortnite Battle Royale became a modern day phenomenon by breaking into mainstream media and managed to reach out a broad audience worldwide.

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Fortnite Made $223 Million Last Month

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From professional ESports players to popular rapper like Drake, many people are getting into the hype regarding this game for its engaging multiplayer. Although, it has managed to garner a huge crowd of fans, not everyone is happy about it. Fortnite gameplay is clearly similar to the model of their rival title PUBG and that brings a lot of questions. Whether or not Epic Games have ripped off their competitor, it still is ruling the gaming industry right now and that is what matters.

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Since, this multiplayer shooter is creating a lot of buzz lately, it wouldn't be very surprising if they also make some big bucks at the same time or would it? Of course not. In fact, it did so well that last month, Fortnite made whooping $223 million from all platforms the game is available to play on, according to data provided by research firm Superdata. They made most of it from console and the influx of revenue is 73% more than what it was back in February and that definitely is a positive sign for Epic Games.

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Fortnite Making Serious Waves

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Although, it all started with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the publicity Fortnite is getting these days makes that look pale in comparison. Because, whereas the latter is at fifth place in PC gaming ranks, the former is still lagging behind at seventh. Spending on digital platforms in overall has increased by 2%, which is $8.9 billion worldwide and the commercial success of aforementioned title surely played a part in that growth.

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We believe the secret to the success of Fortnite lies into their plain and simple business plan. Epic Games launched it as a free-to-play title, which made it welcoming for all to join in and then smartly earned through in-game micro-transactions. It worked better than expected because players were more than happy to spend a few bucks every now and then for newly released skins and other items as it is completely optional. Plus, they took note from everyone else who messed with their loot box models to learn from others' mistakes.

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Fortnite Season 4 is Coming!

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Launched as a co-op sandbox survival game from Epic Games and People Can Fly, Fortnite debuted via Early Access on 2017 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. At this point, debates are regarding whether Fortnite Battle Royale will keep growing or thrive to exist but the way developers are changing things up to keep the game interesting and keep the players engaged, it is safe to say that we haven't seen the end of it yet. Season 4 is nearly upon us and everything are expected to have a massive switch-up.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development

Many gamers would agree that BioShock from developer 2K Games was a very unique entry among all other first-person shooter game franchises. 2007 saw the debut of the first game, then BioShock 2 came in 2010 and BioShock Infinite released in 2013. So, it's been five years since the last game of the series was released but we bet many fans are more than ready for a new installment at any time. With that, we currently have news that a new BioShock title is currently in development.

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New BioShock Game Reportedly in Development

All the titles from the original series took place into the underwater city of Rapture, which was meant to be a utopia for elites. People become addicted to a substance called ADAM that grants superhuman abilities but also slowly drives them insane. Little orphan girls called "Little Sisters" were used to harvest ADAM and they were protected by giant robot like sentries nicknamed "Big Daddies". Third game of the series, BioShock Infinite took the adventure to the vintage sky city of Columbia.

News editor Jason Schreier for video game website Kotaku was recently working on a story with developer Hangar 13 about Mafia III, when he came to know about this information. There is a secret neighboring studio Parkside, currently working on an unannounced project and it is a new BioShock game. Now, this has come to many fans as relief as many of them thought that their series has ended with the fall of developer Irrational Games.



Although CEO of Take-Two Interactive, Strauss Zelnick has assured in 2015 that it wouldn't mean the end for BioShock series and they will continue it in future, they have not done anything convincing till date to back that up. However, it looks like Take-Two is making good on their word by bringing a brand-new BioShock game teaming up with publisher 2K Games. Already sold more than 25 million units, this steampunk first-person shooter was also being considered for a movie adaptation but ultimately failed though.

Officially, 2K Games have yet to confirm the validity of this news and there has been no statement from their end yet. With the release of BioShock: The Collection featuring remastered edition of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the series made it's comeback in 2016 but that was it. There was no more news from them ever since and the entirety of this franchise are put into ice. If they are truly bringing back the series, then we would love to see them explore some new location for their fictional paradise this time.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Details

Just like all good things should come to an end, Telltale’s The Walking Dead is finally coming to a conclusion this year. Developer Telltale Games has done a fantastic fan-service by adapting creator Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Invincible)'s post-apocalyptic comic book series The Walking Dead from Image Comics into an episodic action-adventure franchise. It is one of Telltale’s most celebrated series much like the television adaptation of AMC’s zombie drama of the same name, which is currently airing its Season 8 on cable TV.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Details

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Six years have passed since the series began its journey with series protagonist Clementine and there has been only three seasons so far. She has grown from a little girl who just lost her parents to a seasoned survivor of a zombie apocalypse. Her journey in this walker-infested world is finally coming to an end that started with her guardian angel Lee Everett. We cannot say that she is also following Lee's path towards the end step by step as Melissa Hutchinson returns to voice her character.

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Lee Everett and Clementine

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season was first announced back in 2017 during San Diego Comic Con and we only knew that the release is due to 2018. Although there was no official release date to begin with, our guess is that The Final Season may come out this summer or probably in the fall. The time might be closer to some holiday season of 2018. The Walking Dead: Season One was launched on April, Season Two and A New Frontier chose the month of December for their release.

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Now, we all know that The Final Season marks the end of Clementine's story and fans are already wondering what would happen to her character then. It was revealed from PAX East panel 2018 that, the chapter will kick off right from the events of A New Frontier but there is a time jump in between. Clementine will be older and mature that she was back then and many things will not be the same as before. Because, the world has already gone to hell after a zombie apocalypse and no one is around to keep everything running.

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Clementine and A.J.

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A post-apocalyptic world means already the end of mankind and society, which only worsens as time passes. So, when the season will start, it will be from a much worse scenario that what we saw in Season Three. Little AJ is still on her care and chances are, she might get into a situation where the kid needs a lot of protecting. Clementine will come across plenty of new characters who would either help in her journey or become enemies. A dog named Rosie will be introduced who would at least make it through the first episode.

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Since, Telltale’s The Walking Dead series is mostly scripted due to its episodic graphic adventure style. Any outcome players' face is from a series of preset choices set in the plot to unfold as they make progress. However, The Final Season is bringing a change to this gameplay mechanics for good. Any typical good zombie game genre should frequently put characters into battle zombies to keep things interesting. So, Telltale decided to include unscripted zombie fights to throw Clementine in danger and make this challenging.

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Developers at Telltale Games have also noted that, considering an installment of a series that builds on death and despair, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier was a bit too colorful. By this, they are only hinting that The Final Season will go back to its root and adjust to a more worn-out color palette. AMC has already done it with logo for The Walking Dead TV series gradually following a more decomposing style after each season.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Release Date

The seventh expansion pack of world's most popular multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft was announced in November 3, 2017 much to the excitement of their massive fan base worldwide. Everyone was waiting for a release date and then it became available for pre-order from January 30. Today, Blizzard has announced that "Battle for Azeroth" will arrive in a few months and the date is August 14.

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World of Warcraft – Battle for Azeroth Release Date

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As the Alliance and Horde prepares themselves for one of the biggest fight in their circle of hate, another short trailer for the latest World of Warcraft expansion is dropped.




Looks like early Warcraft games have been a great influence to the development of Battle for Azeroth. Alliance vs. Horde war takes a new height in this expansion and new quests added to the story are a well evidence for that. Players will explore new areas in the island of Kul Tiras for Alliance and Zandalar, belonging to Horde for resources. New Raid zones and 10 dungeons have made it to the expansion.

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Warfronts is a 20-player multiplayer mode that brings back the flavor of classic Real-Time Strategy games. You will build forces and then lead attack on enemy objectives. Level cap can be increased to 120 for a character. There was an offer of a level 110 boost with Battle for Azeroth pre-order and many players jumped in for that. Plus, Alliance will get two new races; Lightforged Draenei and Void Elves, whereas Highmountain Tauren and Nightborne are for Horde.

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Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition

According to Blizzard, there is a Battle for Azeroth Collector’s Edition, which is a physical copy of the game. There is a hardcover novella featuring the story of Alliance and Horde that led to the events of WoW: Battle for Azeroth. You will be able to finds out more about it but this novella that comes with Collector's edition is the only physical form for this tales. Plus, a digital soundtrack full of music from expansion, a collectible coin as well as few other goodies from Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch and StarCraft II franchise.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth already have the dedicated fans hyped enough that they literally broke the World of Warcraft servers while trying to pre-order the expansion. Standard Edition of Battle for Azeroth will cost you $49.99 and if you are going for Digital Deluxe Edition, then you have to spend $69.99 only. Price for Collector’s Edition is still undisclosed and some features from World of Warcraft: Legion will be brought back.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Deckard Cain Joins Heroes of the Storm

Players who have enjoyed Blizzard Entertainment’s action role-playing Diablo franchise may remember the last Horadric scholar character Deckard Cain. Before he met his fate at the hands of Maghda and her Dark Coven, Cain re-forged the fallen archangel Tyrael's broken sword in Diablo III. You might be wondering why we are not talking about Diablo but just a recurring character who used to narrate lore and offer advice? Well, Blizzard is bringing him back once again.

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Deckard Cain Joins Heroes of the Storm

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Blizzard has officially announced Deckard Cain from Diablo series is going to be drafted as a playable character for their free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game Heroes of the Storm, available on Mac and PC. Cain will be joining the Nexus this April and we have a spotlight trailer here to showcase his abilities.




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Deckard Cain is introduced as a support hero to aid his fellow Heroes of the Storm characters during battle by handing out healing potions for them. When he will give up potions, it will heal the first nearest ally and then another and at a time, he can drop five of these. He can throw out Horadric Cube as one of his offensive abilities to deliver 80 damage to his enemies within range and also slow them down to 40 percent for a brief time, which is 1.75 seconds to be exact. This one is a great tool to control opponents and set up your allies.

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Deckard Cain's Scroll of Sealing

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Cain's Scroll of Sealing spreads out a magical triangle to root his rivals in their place for 1.5 seconds and dealing 150 damage inside this protective scroll. One of his famous line from Diablo series was "Stay Awhile and Listen", which is Cain’s ultimate ability in Heroes of the Storm. Enemies in range will be put to sleep for two seconds as he will tell stories to them. By sticking close to his allies, he gains 10 armor his basic abilities charge back twice faster than usual.

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Now, this is not a new news for Heroes of the Storm players that Blizzard brings out many popular character into this popular online hero brawler from Diablo, Overwatch, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings and Warcraft series every now and then. Though, many followers of the HotS franchise initially thought his inclusion to be an April fool's joke, we think it would be interesting to see how his character works out into the mix.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season First Artwork Revealed

When developer Telltale Games introduced the post-apocalyptic world of The Walking Dead with a new vision with Telltale’s The Walking Dead in 2012, people just fell in love with the unique storytelling way of their episodic graphic adventure. Over the years, we saw the character of Clementine grow from a young girl to the kickass grown up in "A New Frontier" and now, with Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season headed this way, we have to say good-bye to the series.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season Key-Art

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Till the day Clementine was rescued by Lee Everett from her house, she has been through a lot of dire situations in that world taken over by zombies and now, we will see her in action for one last time at the end of this year.

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A Striking Callback

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Telltale Games also released a key-art for the title for fans to get an exclusive first look. We can see series protagonist Clementine with the young boy AJ, she took in under her wings to protect at all cost. She is older now and is grizzled by the brutality this world inflicted upon her. If you look closely then you will notice that the key-art above strikes a resemblance with the one released for the first season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead with Lee and Clementine on it.

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Below is the Tweet from the official Twitter handle of Telltale Games as they announce the final season for their critically acclaimed series.



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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season is set to release later in 2018 with no fixed date yet and a first look of the game will be revealed on April 6 at PAX East panel. It was during last year's San Diego Comic Con, when Telltale had announced for a planned fourth season which will be the last one and will draw conclusion to Clementine's story. We must admit that it is really hard seeing such a great franchise finally ending but even harder to see a character like Clementine go.