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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.