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Showing posts with label Mac. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

Sony is finally bringing a beta cross-platform feature to PS4 today with free-to-play game Fortnite.

For long Sony had this weird arrogance of not allowing cross-platform play with Microsoft and Nintendo console owners. Even after being relentlessly ridiculed by gamers from all around the world about it, they had been maintaining their stubborn take on cross-play.

However, their policy has been reversed for good and today they announced of launching a Fortnite cross-platform beta. Now players owning a PlayStation 4 console can jump into adventure with fellow brethrens over Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.

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Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

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Back in June, when a version of Fortnite Battle Royale was released for Switch, players quickly discovered that their Epic Games account linked with PlayStation are being restricted to use, which has disappointed many and created a huge controversy overnight.

Although Sony initially apologized and promised to work on a solution but as time went by, it became very clear that they are not going to do anything about it. It even led to fall in their stock price while they took heat on social media.

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However, they have finally come forward to take a step toward the future for better by allowing a beta for cross-platform play with Epic Games' massively popular multiplayer title across Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One.

For a time being, they will be testing technical aspects and will allow this feature to more select third party content eventually. For the sake of providing a better gaming experience for everyone, Sony is making a change to their policy and we believe people will appreciate it.

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On their official Blog, President and Global CEO of PlayStation, John Kodera have stated the following regarding their cross-play initiative.

We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

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This may very well turn the tide of things and a huge turning point for the industry as they gave up their economic concerns. They were even scorned by publisher studio Bethesda for their backward perspective over things a few months back.

However, we must not lose sight that how they specifically mentioned about introducing the concept to more third party content soon but only to the ones "selected", which leaves more room for disappointment in the foreseeable future.

Friday, August 24, 2018

World of Warcraft: Warbringers: Azshara

Blizzard debuts the final animated short from World of Warcraft: Warbringers series with Queen Azshara.

We know now that the seventh expansion pack for massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft, Battle for Azeroth has already become the fastest-selling expansion pack of the game that is ever released and developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has been doing everything they can to make sure we catch up to the current status quo. Following two animated short from Warbringers series featuring Jaina Proudmoore and Sylvanas Windrunner, Azshara of Nazjatar takes the spotlight.

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World of Warcraft: Warbringers: Azshara

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Witness the third release from Blizzard's World of Warcraft: Warbringers series animated video on Night Elf, Queen Azshara.




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Before succumbing to the cataclysmic event of the Great Sundering, Queen Azshara was a mage and popular monarch among the race of Night Elves because of her golden eyes, which was a sign of greatness. When the Well of Eternity finally collapsed, it caused a huge tidal wave to erupt from the ocean and consume her city. She and all of her followers drowned under but instead of dying, she was reborn along with her fellow Night Elves turning into the vile, serpentine race of Naga.

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Horror From Beyond

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Dragged down beneath the bottom of the sea by her former subjects and haunting shadows, Azshara came across a very powerful entity with octopus like giant tentacle, which is an Old God named N'Zoth and is the one responsible for the transformation of her people. Claimed to have observed her for a thousand years, Azshara is offered a deal by the Old God to serve him by rebuilding his empire but she refused to act as a slave and in turn, offered a counter deal that N'Zoth couldn't refuse.

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Queen of Naga

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Azshara had her history in World of Warcraft from The Burning Crusade and Cataclysm expansions from past. Battle for Azeroth will see its first raid, Uldir on 4 September and in a future raid, she will appear. Considered as one of the most dangerous villains of the series, she sure will bring much in-game twists once she makes her presence in the battle to reestablish her reign.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Insurgency Free on Steam Now

Before Insurgency: Sandstorm hits the stores, developers offer Insurgency free for a limited time on Steam.

We are only a month away from the release of upcoming first-person shooter game Insurgency: Sandstorm by developer/publisher New World Interactive and currently its predecessor, Insurgency is free on Steam for the next 48 hours in celebration for the sequel starting from 10 AM PT. You just enter the site, go to the store page and simply click on "Install Game" to claim it, adding into your collection forever. Also, having it on your library will get you 10% loyalty discount on Sandstorm.

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Insurgency Free on Steam Now

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Mostly focused on online co-op, this indie title has a several number of multiplayer modes to try out. Based on a community based mod of Valve's Source Engine, the game entered Early Access on Linux, Mac and PC in March 2013 for ten months following a failed Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the development before seeing an eventual full official release back in 2014. However, the game has been sold five million copies until now and has a trail of very positive feedback.

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Also, the game sticks to a gameplay mechanics where effects of gunshots are more realistic unlike other known FPS titles where you take multiple shots and can still play. What makes it more challenging is a very intelligent AI system that makes it quite hard to kill an enemy. This forces players to work together towards success and defeat your enemies with teamwork. The sequel adds new features like adding an option to play as a female soldier and allows character customization as well.

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Steam often gives away free game to players and some of them are really great to try aside from saving your money and perhaps even get interested for a latter installment sometime. Insurgency: Sandstorm tries to live up to fan expectation by keeping everything that made Insurgency so beloved to players. So, with no strings attached, you can definitely give this title a try before the offer expires soon.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations

Fired IGN editor Filip Miucin talks about his involvement on the alleged plagiarism of Dead Cells game review.

When allegations of plagiarized review on newly released rogue-like metroidvania game Dead Cells came out online on August 7, people started calling IGN out like crazy while they quickly deleted the copy from their site and took action against the accused editor Filip Miucin by officially firing him from their team. After taking heavy fire for past few days over this controversy, the accused have finally decided to take YouTube for explaining his side of the story in a response video.

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IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations

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This is the first time when Miucin actually opened up about the fiasco that has disgraced him on public and cost him his job. However, his tone towards the matter was less than expected as he starts with saying that he didn't intentionally do that and then apologized to developer Motion Twin as well as his former employer company, except for YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming, who has accused him of content theft in the first place. It clearly shows that he was not sincere about his apology.

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Even IGN was open enough to publicly issuing an apology to a relatively small YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming who made a video by making side-by-side comparison about how his original review video on the game was copied. Miucin only made the video when people kept attacking him on social media but this response video was heavily downvoted by viewers and was later removed by him. So, what really stopped Filip from mentioning the source for once that he was ripping off?

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Previously, an article on Kotaku pointed out that he partially plagiarized the FIFA 18 review from NintendoLife site in last September. On account of that incident, original author of that review Chris Scullion stated over Miucin’s speech that, he clearly failed to admit his guilt. However, Boomstick Gaming has gained the spotlight and this newfound fame has tripled the number of Subscribers to the channel since then.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter expansion pack will be arriving on this August for both PC and consoles.

Even after a year from launch, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Scrolls Online from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks haven't decreased in size of its player-base. To show support to that dedication and in the spirit of QuakeCon 2018, the developer studio have announced a release date for their upcoming expansion pack for the game titled, Wolfhunter and it is now scheduled to launch on August 13 for PC, then August 28 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

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Check out the new trailer for Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC pack and what it offers to ESO players when it finally comes out.




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Wolfhunter will take players to a journey where they will be facing off against the antagonistic Prince Hircine and fighting packs of werewolves. Two new exciting dungeons; March of Sacrifices and Moon Hunter Keep are part of the expansion themed on Lycanthropy. As Hircine calls for a Great Hunt, a deadly clash between predators and prey broke in to receive his boon. ESO Plus members can get this DLC for free and the others can simply purchase from in-game Crown Store.

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Lord Hircine's Great Hunt

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Also, Update 19 is live now and is completely free for you to get an original Battlegrounds map Istirus Outpost. Aside from those regular classes and races the game features, the choice of becoming a vampire or a werewolf was also there. We already saw that The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind's expansion Bloodmoon has previously embraced the same premise in-game. A series of improvements that reflects on their combat and ferocity are included in the patch.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

Blizzard Entertainment has some exciting news to share about future projects of Diablo they are working on.

Fans of action role-playing games have surely heard of Diablo series from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment who released the final game six years ago, which was Diablo IIIDiablo III: Rise of the Necromancer came out next as second expansion for the game in 2017 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After years of silence about any news on the series, evidence started popping out about new game in development and now it is officially confirmed by the company.

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Blizzard Has Multiple Diablo Projects

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Releasing a new video on YouTube, Blizzard representative and community manager Brandy Camel details out what they are up to in a brief.




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While people were busy making assumptions and spreading rumors, Blizzard was focusing on their projects without making any statements and apparently, they were working on not just one but multiple Diablo projects. This is of course great news for every eager fans and seasoned veterans of the series waiting for a new release to look forward to. Some of these current projects may take a while but by the end of this year, we might be getting some glimpse on the progress probably on Blizzcon.

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Hopefully, Diablo IV is in development as an upcoming mainline sequel and chances for Diablo and Diablo II getting remastered edition is also there. We can even get a themed card game like Hearthstone. Considering how popular it still is and features some of the most satisfying boss battles in gaming history, the developers had to bring it back. There was a rumor of Diablo III to release on Nintendo Switch, which was a tease by Blizzard and we still don't have any confirmation on that either.

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Blizzard Teased Diablo III on Nintendo Switch

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Although they made no announcement for brand-new installments of the franchise up until this point, a job listing from June revealed that Blizzard was looking for artists to create some environmental, technical and VFX assets, suggesting a possible new Diablo game is in works. So, this revelation does not come as a shock to us at all. Despite having several other original accomplishments like Overwatch, StarCraft and World of Warcraft, Diablo will always be one of Blizzard's signature brands.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

IGN Release Statement on Dead Cells Review Plagiarism

After an allegation of plagiarism was raised on media giant IGN over the review of Dead Cells, the site reached out to release a statement.

Fans of gaming and pop-culture heavily rely on entertainment websites and IGN being a media mogul in terms of that zone. After a video gone viral about them publishing a plagiarized review of a recently released game, Dead Cells, people have gone crazy as one of site's editors Filip Miucin turned out to be the culprit behind the misdeed. They came with a decision of terminating the person in question after running some internal investigation following the disaster surfaced on the internet.

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IGN Release Statement on Dead Cells Review Plagiarism

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YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming is literally a small channel compared to a giant enterprise that IGN is and they originally published a review of Dead Cells back in July. When the latter released a review on the game on August 6, he was surprised to find out that the site has completely plagiarized his own content. So, he published a video by making side-by-side comparison as proof of plagiarism by IGN. It soon became viral and people started questioning about their credibility.

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When the video with title "IGN Copied my Dead Cells Review: What do I do?" was posted on YouTube, Boomstick Gaming has never thought he will get any response from them but people on internet helped him by watching it over a million times and IGN also noticed this matter. Realizing the gravity of the situation, they fired Miucin afterwards and released an official statement on Twitter issuing a public apology for not being able to maintain a standard everyone expects from them.



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Developed by Motion Twin, Dead Cells is a rogue-like metroidvania title released on August 7 for Linux, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It entered Steam's Early Access in May 2017 and upon full-version release, the received positive reception and a review from the alleged site. They came under heavy fire when resemblance between these two contents left no room for considering the event as coincidence.

Monday, August 6, 2018

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella is Free Now

Blizzard offers tales of two factions in "A Good War" and "Elegy" novella from World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.

Away from only a week to release on August 14, 2018, Blizzard Entertainment has been arranging for fans and newcomers to catch on to their massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft and its seventh expansion pack Battle for Azeroth. There is a hardcover novella within the collector’s edition of the pack that centers on the story of Alliance and Horde, leading towards the event. Today, Blizzard has announced that digital versions of the tales are free now.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella is Free Now

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Ordering collector's edition of the expansion pack only gets you the physical form of the novella. The developer/publisher however is being generous enough to offer free copies now on their official site. The two stories "Elegy" is focused on the Alliance faction of war, written by Christie Golden and "A Good War" is by Robert Brooks, explores the Horde. Both of these narratives represent the different perspective of the two respective parties involved and how they see things going.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella – "A Good War"

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It all begin following the burning of Teldrassil shown in a previous animated short, which of course have caused countless death of innocents and the decision of Banshee Queen has affected each parties including her own, also shown in "Old Soldier" cinematic where legendary warrior Varok Saurfang deems it as an action without honor. Although, none of these storylines will move the actual plot any further, it sure adds pieces of information on reactions of characters involved.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth Novella – "Elegy"

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Set after the events of Legion, sixth expansion set of the popular MMORPG game, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is arriving in seven days on Mac and PC. It is focused on Sylvanas Windrunner, Horde Warchief trying to establish an uprising of their power on Kalimdor and eventually ended up colliding with The Alliance in doing so. Blizzard will let you download these two books worth around 90 pages in PDF format to help you get a head start before you enter the battle.