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Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Rainbow Six Siege New Operators Lion and Finka

Developer Ubisoft previously announced that the Year 3 of Rainbow Six Siege is going to kick off with Operation Chimera and a lot of new content. Currently, the Rainbow Six Invitational tournament is going on in Montreal, Canada and they revealed the two new operators recruited to Team Rainbow for the event. They are the first released content for Year 3 and is here to help the team fight some unusual situation.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operators Lion and Finka

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Check out the trailer below from Ubisoft introducing two new Operators Lion and Finka for Operation Chimera.




Ubisoft has a history of adding an attacker and a defender, whenever they release new operators for Rainbow Six Siege but this time they made an exception by giving attacking attributes to Lion & Finka. Besides, previously the developers introduced fresh operators based on real-life Special Forces units of different countries. For Operation Chimera however, they are members of a fictional elite squad named CBRN and are especially trained in biological warfare.

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The following trailer clip details the key-features of biohazard specialist Operators Lion and Finka, joining Team Rainbow.




Since Rainbow Six Siege is going to see some odd circumstances this year, Lion and Finka are brought in considering their immense expertise on biohazard. Both of them get to choose from three of their primary weapons and they are Operators with 2-speed and 2-armor. The competitive multiplayer experience will never be the same with these two hanging out with the Rainbow Six team.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Finka

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Our first Operator Finka hails straight from Russia and one of the best biohazard specialists out there. Using her Adrenal Surge ability by triggering nanites in their bloodstream, she can give a boost to every member of her team that will reduce recoil and give bonus HP. You can even revive one of the fellow attacker as long as they are just down but not out yet. The boost also lets you pass through pass barbed wire faster and will provide quick recoveries from concussion and flashbang effects. Adrenal Surge are up for use twice in each round.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Lion

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Operator Lion is French and another newest recruit to the team for Operation Chimera, where the team will need his expertise. He scans the entire map with an aerial drone called EE-One-D for potential enemies and pin-points their location with it. If any member of the attacking team even takes a step, the drone identifies their movement in real-time, making it easy for Lion to take them out. Once he activates it as you can see a live countdown on the screen and should not take a step but you can rotate if you want. In each round, Lion can use up his drone for three times with a cool down period of course.

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Operation Chimera Brings New Operators

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Ubisoft's team-based tactical shooter Rainbow Six Siege is released back in 2015 to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. As we discussed about them, Operators Lion and Finka will be available from March 6 alongside the launch of Operation Chimera event. Considering their unique abilities, these two new operatives will bring a new edge to the team for the oncoming challenges of Rainbow Six Siege Year 3.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hits 30 Million Sales

Last year's massive hit multiplayer online battle royale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become one of the most successful game of recent times. The game rules on Steam and its popularity is increasing all over the world like wildfire. According to a recent stat from SteamSpy, PUBG has apparently sold 30 million copies for PC, which is of course great news for developer PUBG Corporation.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hits 30 Million Sales

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However, Steam’s own API shows that the number of concurrent players on the game has been drastically falling down. That raises the question that where all these players are going if they are not playing the game upon purchase and where does it takes the game in future.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds SteamSpy Stat

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What we need to get checked first is that the number of 30 million sales is for the PC version of PUBG only and that does not include the sales of Xbox One edition, which is exceptionally great for a new game that was released on Steam's Early Access. Before it even tuned into one whole year, version 1.0 of the game is dropped back on December, 2017. Considering above mentioned points, it is safe to say that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds isn't doing bad and we don't need to worry about the game's ongoing progress either.

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SteamCharts Concurrent Players Chart

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Aside from that, PUBG has managed to consistently claim the top spot on Steam as the most-played game on the platform. After the game took over the crown over Dota 2, it has never been brought down from the same position. Over 1.6 million people from United States are currently playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and more than 1.1 billion hours have been played on PC so far.

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The game had the highest number of participants simultaneously during the mid of January and the peak of that number was of more than 3 million players. Even if we take yesterday as an example, then there were more than 3 million concurrent gamers. So, the concern that is on everyone's mind is that, where are the rest of the people who bought PUBG?

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There are a few possible reasons that pop into our curious minds on this regard. Most of the players who were initially very excited about the game may have lost interest. Many newcomers are maybe joining the party for version 1.0 of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but they too are likely to go away soon. Then there is another battle royale game from Epic Games called Fortnite, which is free-to-play and since it's not on Steam, people are drifting away.

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SteamDB Concurrent Players Stat

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Another monumental reason for the drop on the number of players is the strict ban rule against those who cheat by PUBG Corp. If you think that idea is too far-fetched then you should also know that anti-cheat provider for the game, BattleEye has banned over 2.5 million players on this January alone. The shocking news is that the number of bans is only increasing every other day and if this continues, the end of February will see approximately 4 million bans.

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Because of cheats, many players were robbed of their true gaming experience and abandoned the game. So, with help from Chinese government, PUBG Corp. even arrested a great number of cheat software providers in China. Despite all these issues, the game is still on the highest peak of Steam and not showing any signs of going down anytime soon. So, by cutting off all the cheats to create a fair online multiplayer environment, the developers are actually doing the right thing for the future of the project and the communities it has created worldwide.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a last-man-standing shooter from PUBG Corporation, available to play on PC and Xbox One for now. In the foreseeable future, the developers can even release the game on PlayStation 4 as the idea is still on their consideration and we would very much love to see that happen.

Erik Killmonger Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

As the whole world is eagerly waiting for the premiere of the live-action Black Panther movie that debutes King T’Challa of Wakanda starring actor Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War, Gods of Egypt) in the titular lead role, let's not forget about the film's primary antagonist Erik Killmonger, portrayed by Michael B. Jordan (Creed, The Wire). He finally steps into Marvel: Contest of Champions to claim his rightful place.

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Erik Killmonger Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

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For long, Erik Killmonger has been an arch-nemesis for one of Marvel's most prominent black superhero, Black Panther. Their rivalry eventually found its way to the silver screen with the release of the movie and his arrival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe calls for a celebration. So, developer Kabam's lead character artist Gene Campbell and game designer Piero Herrera were all game for that.

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While Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan's character goes into clash into theaters, Erik Killmonger follows his arch-enemy from the lands of Wakanda to The Collector's cosmic Battlerealm of Champions. Just like the studio has paid keen attention to details for the character and its design, Contest of Champions developers also put the same level of effort in the game to do justice to Killmonger for bringing him into the arena.




The greatest Champions the universe could offer, The Collector has amassed them all and Erik Killmonger is one of his newest collections. He brings the best defensive abilities on the table if you play offense with him. He receives Indestructible Charges when a Special 2 Attack is activated and it lets him resist a Special 3 Attack from his adversary without breaking a sweat or taking damage.

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Erik Killmonger Joins The Contest

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His character can shrug off enemy attacks during a block using his Counterpunch Charges and begin performing his very own combo. This attack tactics is very effective against Stun Immune opponents of Battlerealm. Erik Killmonger is most effective on a fight with the company of Black Panther (Civil War), The Void and Winter Soldier. These combinations will grant you Regeneration and help you get True Strike pretty easily, the latter of which is quite helpful against Champions like Spider-Man.

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A fighting game available to play on Android and iOS devices from Kabam, Marvel: Contest of Champions is free-to-play for all. We have high hopes for Marvel StudiosBlack Panther that is releasing worldwide this weekend and it provided a wonderful opportunity for the developers to bring new cinematic incursions of the popular Marvel character.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Evil Within 2 First-Person Mode Update

While everyone around the world is in the mood for Valentine's Day, developer Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks was busy thinking what to give their fans this year on such an occasion. They eventually came up with an idea for their survival horror title The Evil Within 2, that is something many players have been asking for since the release. They have brought an update that will let you play the game in first-person view.

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The Evil Within 2 First Person Mode Update

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With a brand-new trailer from Bethesda, we see the horrific things inside STEM through Sebastian’s eyes now.




Following the launch of The Evil Within 2, some curious fans discovered that part of the game can be played in a first-person mode and for a survival horror title, that is truly a mind-blowing experience. So, they started requesting to the community to make this feature available for the entirety of the game and looks like Tango Gameworks have granted their wish. With the newly released update for the game, you can now play the whole game in first-person perspective regardless of your platform.

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To get the first-person view activated in The Evil Within 2, you need to go to Options>General> First-Person Mode>Enabled and you are all good to go play the game from Detective Sebastian Castellanos' viewpoint. Depending on your in-game situation, you can turn off the mode and switch back to the regular perspective. This chance to toggling the mode on and off at times can also shift the outcome of your gameplay a bit.

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The success of other first-person horror games like Outlast II and Resident Evil 7 clearly depicts how much people love to experience the gameplay of this genre first hand as all the threat seems more lifelike and scarier, which is the point of playing a horror game in the first place for most. So, Producer Shinsaku Ohara of Tango Gameworks decided to gave it a shot when fans started requesting for it.

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Survival horror game The Evil Within 2 was published by Bethesda Softworks to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There is also a chance for you to get a Free Trial for the game and the first-person mode will also be there. Plus, upon purchasing the title, your progress will be carried to the main game and you get a 50% off on digital sale. The offer is valid till February 19 for Steam and February 20 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Disney to Replace EA for Star Wars Games

Rumor has it that, Electronic Arts might be on the brink of losing their privilege of making Star Wars games from now on as they are most probably losing their licensing agreement of the franchise with Disney. Back in 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm and shut down LucasArts division almost immediately because they were not very interested developing Star Wars games by themselves and decided to hand over the task to some established third-party instead.

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Disney to Replace EA for Star Wars Games

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At that time, EA was their top choice for a developer and publisher company to license the Star Wars franchise for making video games. So, an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement was signed by EA on 2013 with Disney and Lucasfilm to create a number of Star Wars games for all popular platforms out there. Since then, EA has released two Star Wars titles; Star Wars Battlefront (2015) and Star Wars Battlefront II (2017).

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Electronic Arts then acquired the developer studio of multiplayer first-person shooter games Titanfall and Titanfall 2, Respawn Entertainment all of a sudden for $151 million, while shutting down Visceral Games. Apparently, EA took charge of Respawn to finish working on a Star Wars title that formerly Visceral Games was developing. If the current rumor about Disney and EA splitting over is true, then the fate of that game will be quite uncertain.

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In accordance to the most current controversy EA has created by subtly forcing micro-transaction concept though in-game loot boxes in the recently released Star Wars Battlefront II has caused a great stir among the fan-base and they were repeatedly bashed at various social media for this insensitive move. Things escalated so bad with this issue that EA even lost market shares and even missed their sales target at the end of the year.

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Battlefront II Widespread Backlash

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Despite EA shutting down the pay-to-win progression system for then, the damage has been done and their reputation was ruined. With worldwide fan-outrage against them, Lucasfilm isn't looking very impressed as well and they are already looking for other big-name studios to handle the licensing deal from here. Most prominent candidates among the studios are Activision and Ubisoft by far but there is still no confirmation from any parties just yet.

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Even though the exact nature of Electronic Arts' licensing agreement with Disney and Lucasfilm isn't exactly very clear but looks like EA was in an exclusive publishing agreement with them and therefore, any other third-party developer studio can develop Star Wars games for EA to publish. However, given the fact that EA do not work with other companies that they do not own or have some sort of control over, it will be difficult for a company to work on that matter.

Rampage Movie Second Trailer

Currently, Warner Bros. Pictures is busy with their upcoming lineup for DC Films but that doesn't mean they wouldn't love to try and make some cash with a video game movie. To make sure that doesn't go absolutely wrong, they have signed Hollywood megastar Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Baywatch, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) for their upcoming monster flick Rampage. The second trailer for the film has just been released and we are here for that.

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Rampage Movie Second Trailer

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Check out the second official trailer for Dwayne Johnson's upcoming sci-fi monster movie Rampage from Warner Bros. Pictures below.




Rampage is a potential box-office hit movie based on the 1986 arcade game of the same name from developer Midway Games. Johnson is starring as the character Davis Oyoke, who is a primatologist and friend with an albino gorilla named George, whom he rescued at the age of 2. As his gorilla friend grows into a 1,000-pound massive sized creature after being exposed to an experimental genetic material, George goes out to wreck havoc and Oyoke steps in to help his lifelong friend in need.

Also, George is not the only one rampaging through the city of Chicago. We are introduced to the two other mutated animals; Ralph the wolf and Lizzie the crocodile. The second theatrical trailer offers more action involving all these monsters running amok the populace and how military has been unsuccessful to even slow them down. At one point, we see Ralph the wolf flying throughout a building and Lizzie the crocodile crushing a plane between her jaws. Davis Oyoke probably manages to team-up with his friend George to fight these other monsters.

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Directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, San Andreas), action-adventure monster movie Rampage is all set to release on April 20, 2018. Aside from Johnson in the lead role, actor Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, True Blood), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen, The Walking Dead), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Skyfall) and Malin Åkerman are also to appear in other supporting roles.

Play Overwatch Free on February

Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer online shooter Overwatch has a huge fan-base and is also popular for eSports tournaments. Since the release of the game from 2016, the developer offered many free weekends to attract new players into the fold and we think that is a great initiative to empower your franchise. Speaking of free weekends, we are awaiting just another right after the Valentine's Day.

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Play Overwatch Free on February

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Starting from February 16th to 19th, Blizzard Entertainment has offered a Free Weekend for everyone out there who always wanted to Overwatch a shot but wasn't sure about it. Well, this free trial period will be a perfect opportunity for them to sink their teeth in for four days on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Not only you are getting access to the 26 available hero characters of Overwatch to choose from but you also get to explore all the 17 different maps and 4 modes of the game. Depending on the selected game modes, you can play with variable amount of players. Earning loot boxes for cosmetic items and various skins are also open for this trial. Several other features like the Arcade, Custom Games, Play Vs. AI and Quick Play are open in this limited time offer.

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You will need the Battle.net desktop app and a Blizzard account to get started with the game on PC. For console, you can log in with your selected local user for PlayStation 4 and in case of Xbox One, you have to sign in to your Xbox Live account. Whatever progress and experience you will gain during this period can be transferred to the full game should you decide to make a purchase for it after playing the free weekend on Battle.net.



Multiplayer online first-person shooter game Overwatch is released in 2016 from Blizzard Entertainment to play on PC and major console platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official Tweet from Overwatch given above has the link to all the details regarding the trial and you can even shoot your questions directly for any queries as they are very responsive to replying the tweets back.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Get ready to defend the land of Tamriel once again as Elder Scrolls Online is bringing their latest DLC game pack Dragon Bones for you to slay some more ancient monsters. The DLC is not the only thing that you are getting though. Update 17 is also gone live now and is absolutely free for everyone! Today these two are released on Mac and PC. By February 27, players on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles will also be able to join the action.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Dragon Bones DLC will be accessible to the Plus members of Elder Scrolls Online or purchasing crowns from in-game Crown Store in exchange for 1500 crowns will do. With the DLC and update 17, you will be getting two new dungeons to explore, improvements on combat, two new Battlegrounds and more.

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Dragon Bones DLC
Elder Scrolls Online's newest DLC, Dragon Bones comes with two brand-new dungeons; Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. You are allowed to choose the normal or veteran difficulties to complete the cells. Then there is veteran hard mode it the previous modes were not challenging enough for you. As soon as you enter one of the two new dungeons, the Renegade Dragon Priest Mask will be added to your collection so that you can dress up like ancient stewards of the dragons.

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Renegade Dragon Priest Mask

Scalecaller Peak
Peryite is the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, who returns with Zaan the Scalecaller in her quest to ravage Tamriel with a deadly plague. The plague-twisted monsters and cultists will be on your way to enter the temple of Scalecaller. The resurrected Dragon Priest is another adversary on your path to stop her before it is too late to save Tamriel. Should you succeed in your job, you are rewarded with achievements, costumes and skins.

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Ruins of Fang Lair

Fang Lair
The mighty dragon Thurvokun chose the Fang Lair as a resting place and now a Necromancer cult is also living there along with other monstrosities. Going by the name Blackmarrow Cult, they are not interested in the lost treasure but their goal is to reanimate the bones of the deceased mighty dragon. To prevent this from happening, you will have to stand against Necromancer Orryn the Black.

Update 17
Update 17 is basically a free patch to the main game that was released side by side with Dragon Bones. New features that come along with this one will improve the gameplay experience of Elder Scrolls Online for all players.

Outfit System
The new Outfit System will let you customize possibly every piece of your look to have a unique appearance and whatever gear you are wearing doesn't matter either. Not only you will have an outfit that you can customize for gold but the in-game Crown Store also lets you buy other Outfits and Outfit Change Tokens, so that you can save up your gold. All you need to get started is to find a new Outfit Station for you.

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Home Storage Feature

Home Storage
Storage containers are added as a new furnishings type that will help you free up spaces of your own home and stock up bankable items. Your bank, craft bag or inventory can now have more room to spare. When your character reaches to level 18, you will receive the first one of those as level-up reward. The other seven containers can be found in the Crown Store or you can have them from in-game vendors.

New Level-Up Experience
Just so that the ESO players understand how to better develop their game characters, a new level-up experience is brought in. As you are going to level up, you will collect unique rewards and gameplay tips that will come in handy. A Skills Advisor tool is also there for you to select your character’s skills and abilities as you see fit.

Combat Improvements
The regular combat system of Elder Scrolls Online sees a major change throughout this patch that will bring improvements to Synergies. Area-of-effect caps, block costs, to cast-time abilities and interrupts are all subject to change for a more responsive battle. How Heavy Attacks and the Off Balance mechanic used to work before will also vary now.

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New Battlegrounds to Conquer

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There are two brand-new Battlegrounds added to Update 17 patch so that you and your team can test yourselves at these grounds. The first one is an Orc stronghold called Mor Khazgur, which will be an ideal place for 4v4v4 battles. The second one, Deeping Drome is beneath Tamriel and the glowing mushrooms on the deep corners of the road ahead.

Elder Scrolls Online is a multiplayer online role-playing game from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks, released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully the new Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair dungeons from Dragon Bones DLC will keep the players busy and the improvements of Update 17 patch let them have some more fun with the game.