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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

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

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

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

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

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

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.

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

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?

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

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

RELATED: PUBG Having Issues on Xbox One

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.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

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.

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

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.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle Announced

The battle royale game that has changed the entire scenario of the multiplayer online shooters, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been a console launch exclusive in Xbox Game Preview for Xbox One for some time now. One of their most recent achievements is to cross 4 million players on console by the end of January. As a console partner for the game, Microsoft has taken the liberty of announcing a new Xbox One S bundle associated with the title.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One S Bundle

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

Announced today, a new Xbox One S Bundle is coming in February 20 that will feature not only PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds but a few other exciting offers. This awesome combo of the hottest game of market and the finest gaming hardware of recent times comes at the price of only $299.99.

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

Now, you know that you are getting a brand-new Xbox One S console and a copy of PUBG along with the package of course. Other aspects that are included in this bundle are what we are discussing down below.

  • The Xbox One S bundle will come with a 1TB hard drive and an Xbox Wireless Controller. There is a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player built-in, which will not only support you with 4K video streaming but the Dolby Atmos premium audio quality. Plus, you are getting access on a library of more than 1,300 games including recent sensations like Cuphead and Forza Motorsport 7.

  • You can get your hands on the full-version of last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. You either enter the battle royale on your own or take your partner as a team of dynamic-duos or a gang of trusty game-buddies to fam squad on the opponents. Y'know, whatever lets you earn that victory feast of chicken dinner.

  • There is a 1-month trial period of Xbox Live Gold membership along with the bundle that promises you the experience of heart-pounding multiplayer gaming on Microsoft's advanced network that you always wanted.

  • Lastly, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial is also comes up for you to pick up 100 Xbox One games form the grand selection. You can also enjoy upcoming exclusive game titles like Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 on the same day of their worldwide release.

Since Xbox One has a crisis for good-time games to have as exclusive to their console, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a nice addition to their collection and it was quite a good decision to bundle the game with Xbox consoles. Because, PUBG is undisputedly ruling the gaming industry right now and will probably give a fighting chance to Microsoft's consoles against Sony's PlayStation 4 and other competitors.

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Month-Long Xbox Game Pass Trial

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

All things considered, the Xbox One S Bundle deal that comes for $299.99 is pretty decent as we see no similar offer for Xbox One just yet. Despite the increasing amount of cheats, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds remains a massive hit on both Steam and Xbox One. Developer PUBG Corp. has been working on an anti-cheat solution for PC version and we believe that they soon will have an Xbox edition of the update.

Rainbow Six Siege 'Outbreak' Trailer and Free Weekend

Ubisoft's team-based tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege has just stepped into Year 3 Season 1 content, Operation Chimera and it will go live from February 19 on the technical test servers. There is a cooperative new event called Outbreak that will be added to Operation Chimera from February 20 on the test servers too. By the time you will get to butt into "Outbreak" will be March 6 and it will continue till April 3.

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Rainbow Six Siege 'Outbreak' Trailer and Free Weekend

RELATED: Rainbow Six Siege: Outbreak Details

Before you get to go into the Quarantine Zone of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, here is the latest trailer featuring Operator Eliza "Ash" Cohen, hinting at the pandemic causing the event.




As part of the Season One content for Rainbow Six Siege Year 3, Outbreak mode is completely free. Plus, there are three more seasons to come this year and six more Operators will join the elite gang by then to make it a total of eight new recruits. As always, players with Season Pass will get early access to the content seven days early along with other perks like credits, headgear and uniforms. These also include the "Damascus Steel" skin and a 5% renowned boost for you as well.

RELATED: Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 DLC Announced

If you haven't signed in for the adventure that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has to offer to you yet, then there is a Free Weekend coming your way very soon in the spirit of Operation Chimera and upcoming Outbreak event. This upcoming February 15, start your free trial for the full game and play it until February 18 to your heart's content with other 25 Million players from worldwide or with your best buddies for greater experience.

RELATED: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege's Blood Orchid is Bugged

Should you choose to purchase the game after the trial period is over, your progress will be carried out to the full version game. PC gamers can get their access using Steam or Uplay. Players from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can also join at the same time. There is a professional tournament on Rainbow Six Siege is going on in Montreal and hopefully, Ubisoft will reveal more details on Operation Chimera and the Outbreak there.

PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

Without any doubt, survival shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently the hottest game on the planet. That indeed is great news for developer PUBG Corp. but the one thing that is keep bugging them constantly is the problem with the rising number of cheats that are being drawn towards the game like moth to fire. To deal with this issue, they have taken several necessary measures in-game and even took help from law enforcement.

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PUBG Anti-Cheat Update For PC Delayed

They have been working on an effective anti-cheat patch and that update was about to drop today, on February 5 but unfortunately, it is delayed for now. This patch was supposed to be the most ruthless mechanism they have ever come up with to fight against the cheating problem in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. During their compatibility checking on their test servers, the studio faced an issue and thus delayed the release of the update.

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

The patch was about to block people from using third-party programs that would either help the players with the gameplay or improve the graphics for visual aid. It will go through the system and search within the game files to look for such applications that either effects or interacts with PUBG.



One particular third-party program that the PUBG developers found unfair to use is called ReShade that helps players to make the game more vibrant that it's usually pale visual. That means, users of ReShade may gain slight competitive advantage over the ones who doesn't use it. However, the using of ReShade will not resulting a ban to anyone. Instead, it will prevent the users from playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds as long as the program is installed in the system.

RELATED: PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

In some cases, players may need to reinstall the game to get back online for the patch to work. The post from PUBG forums also informs that various audio or video recording software that don't really concern the gameplay might also be blocked by the update and one such example will be Nvidia ShadowPlay. This is of course a temporary issue that the developers are trying to get a solution for as soon as possible.

RELATED: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

One other important thing to note is that, anti-cheat software developer BattlEye has banned over more than 1 million cheats for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. In October 2017, they have been banning 6K-13K players on PUBG per day and the peak was 20K for a single day. The numbers of ban then escalated from a 42K to 100K for a 24 hour time period. Most of these cheats were banned from China and following the January bans the amount of banned PUBG players have totaled at 1.5 million so far, which is never a good sign.



Last December, a stat showed PUBG having crossed the landmark for 3 million concurrent players and set a new high for the game. According to the most recent graph, the game still has more than 2.8 million concurrent participants on Steam. Cheating is a cancerous problem in any given online multiplayer game and given the problem with the ever-growing number of cheats in PUBG hasn't still daunted the fans of the game means; there is still hope to eradicate this malice.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is an online last-man-standing shooter released in 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Microsoft and PUBG Corp. are trying their heart and soul with an anti-cheat solution for PC version to improve the environment for the most popular battle royale out there. Hopefully, they will also take initiatives for an Xbox One edition as well.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 7.08 Update

Before PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds took the video game world by storm, Valve Corporation's free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2 used to rule the gaming communities and Steam. The game sure has lost to PUBG for the crown spot on global dominance but has not faded in popularity. One thing that they are very much known for is to release frequent updates for the game to keep things interesting all the time and we are here to talk about the recent one.

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Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 7.08 Update

The newest update for Dota 2 from developer Valve, Spring Cleaning update 7.08 is currently live and we got some patch notes to discuss here. The Official Site of DOTA 2 contains the update and the details regarding it all in one place, so you can go ahead and check that out too. We want to focus on some key features that update 7.08 is going to bring to the table.

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Player Profile Redesigned

RELATED: Dota 2 Dueling Fates 7.07 Update

As part of the update, player profiles are newly redesigned to include various common features as well as some new ones. You can now personalize your profile section by setting your preferred background images available on the index of your loading screen. Your previous performances of last ten matches will be on display and it might be a little uncomfortable for players who are on a bad run lately.

RELATED: Valve Confirms New Dota 2 Heroes

To keep the negativity out and retain the good vibe among the community, Valve has announced to execute a six-month ban on those who are extremely abusive or needs to learn how to behave in public. Same thing goes for the ones who attempts to cheat in-game. So, you people better stay clear from any sort of cursing to fellow members of the group and try to play your game in a fair way.

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Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 7.08 Update Key-Features

RELATED: Dota 2 Will Be Newbie Friendly

The "Last Hit Trainer" on the Learn tab lets you practice last hitting creeps and Dota 2 players are well aware of the significance of last hit creeps for gold as well as XP. Matchmaking process is now based on your selected language to improve communication among the team members. You can also see if the others are prepared to queue using the "Ready Check" button.

Many heroes and items are slightly tweaked or cosmetically changed by lead developer IceFrog in Spring Cleaning 7.08 update. Bug fixes, minor changes and adjustments in gameplay are usually expected when an update goes live. It's not that all the changes should please you or be in your favor but you should keep it mind that they are for the betterment for an improved game-playing experience to a large number of Dota 2 players.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

Even though PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been dominating both PC and Xbox One, the most common complain you always hear about the game is that the color palette of this last-man-standing shooter is not vibrant enough. In other words, the visual of this game is sort of pale compared to any other. So, people who play this game on Microsoft Windows uses many third-party tools to see things better and one of the program is called ReShade.

RELATED: Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

Currently, PUBG developers are working on to make sure that people cannot use ReShade anymore in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to increase fairness or to make it more colorful. While all ReShade does is to add more light to the eyes of the players but it also helps the user see their opponents better in the background. So, the program is actually helping the players with a seemingly non-harmful yet unfair means to win.

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PUBG Anti-Cheat Will Block ReShade

RELATED: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

Ever since the survival shooter game of PUBG Corporation hit an incredible height on Steam and Xbox One, it attracted the unwanted attention of the cheats to the game. Developer and publisher studio banned more than a thousand players, arrested many cheat software maker with the help of Chinese government and whatever else they could have done to prevent cheats. They even added a replay camera through one of their latest update to file reports against anything in-game that looks suspicious.

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

Previously, Brendan Greene, director of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds deemed the usage of ReShade as not an offense that should get them banned and flagged it "Okay". Some of the popular PUBG streamers also used ReShade in the past on many occasion. Plus, considerable amount of request from spectators were made about the program for enhancing the viewing experience for them. However, developers have finally decided that they are not going to allow it anymore.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

Apparently, they are testing a new anti-cheat solution to fend off the cheats in their test servers. Any third-party program that helps player to affect the visuals or gameplay in any way possible will be blocked out from now on for the sake of a better gaming environment. As ReShade is a renowned program used by PUBG players to improve visuals, it is getting blocked away too.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

As last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds takes over the border of China to expand its global reach, the current top-selling video game of the world is not free of cheating problem just yet. Game’s distributor in China and the biggest gaming company on earth, Tencent Holdings Ltd. is currently going all out at war against those who attempts to cheat in-game and disrupts the environment of fair play for other players.

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Tencent Helped Chinese Police Arrest PUBG Cheaters

RELATED: PUBG Will Be Changed in China

According to analytics from Steam, multiplayer online battle royale PUBG has currently has 27 million users worldwide and almost 10 million of them belong to China. Roughly 8 million players of the game are from United States and the rest is from various other countries of the world. Because of its massive consumer base, Tencent had to make sure that players who bought this game has the experience they seek from the game and not some cheat gets to rob them off that.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

So, they enlisted help from the Chinese police to dig up and drag out those underground groups that are responsible for creating bots to manipulate the game environment. As part of this initiative, already 30 cases have been filed and 120 are arrested for involvement with the cheat. The cheat-software makers were helping people mostly with aimbots and wallhacks, which made it near impossible for the general players to win.

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Cheaters Drive Away Players from PUBG

RELATED: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

The main reason for this online battle royale game to find the attraction of the cheat-software makers is the insane amount of popularity it has in the market. Ever since the game is launched, people have been losing their mind over it and that massive hype has been increasing every day. An in-game automated banning system is recently introduced to the game through an update that has helped clear out hackers from the game to an estimated 67.5 percent.

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a multiplayer online shooter from PUBG Corporation, released for PC and Xbox One worldwide. The game holds the potential of becoming a popular eSport any day soon as within the one year of its release, it has already ran a few small but successful tournaments and managed to draw attention from people.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

Last month, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds have released their first ever update after leaving the Early Access period on PC. PUBG Corp. has dropped the second update for their insanely popular multiplayer online battle royale game as a part of their solidarity to the project and it brings some new contents as well as features on the table. This update mostly focuses on improving the game performance and a fair play environment.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2

RELATED: PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2 is currently on test servers and one of the prominent features of this PUBG update is a system which is called the replay report tool. This will allow the players to report about any other participants suspected of cheating in the game so that they can be taken care of and this is the developers' effort to create the game environment fairer. They urged everyone to properly implement the tool to help them identify any active cheats through a post on Steam.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

A few more tweaks have been done for the betterment of the in game performance and many bugs are fixed but those will not compromise any gameplay elements. Such as the visible distance when players are parachuting down to the island will be reduced to improve server performance. Reportedly, the La Bendita on Miramar desert map will have more objects to help players find better cover during the battle royale.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Desperado Crate Items

RELATED: PUBG Having Issues on Xbox One

Another little change that PUBG Corp. has made is that they have changed the design of the in-game energy drink. From the very beginning of the game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds added an energy drink called Hot Bull, which is a clear imitation of the Red Bull beverage. The latest update also changed the design of the cans and it is branded with a new logo of a mustached man instead of two bulls butting heads. So, players may feel a little downed as the in-game Red Bull SWAG will be no more!

RELATED: PUBG Will Be Changed in China

There are two types of loot boxes containing Biker and Desperado crate cosmetic items. They are now on test servers and players will be given 100,000 BP and six Early Bird keys to try them out. However, PUBG Corp. assures that since they are all for testing purpose, BP and items will not be transferable to live accounts. Once the testing phase is over, the loot crates and replay report tool will be brought into the live game should they prove to be in stable condition.

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Biker Crate Items

Full patch notes and details can be found right below on Steam forum:
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PC 1.0 Update #2.

Released back in December, 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is already out to plat on PC and Xbox One worldwide. Now, hurry up and join the last-man-standing shooter with your new gears and a few cans of re-branded Hot Bull to take over the battlegrounds.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Paladins Lore Cinematic: "A Realm Divided"

As Hi-Rez Expo 2018 came hot on our tail with ongoing Paladins World Championship and the SMITE World Championship, the last day of the event came to an end with the fourth annual Cosplay Contest by Hi-Rez Studios. Meanwhile, the developer studio thought it would be a good time to drop some new video regarding an origin story for the game Paladins: Champions of the Realm that they've been making for us and meaning to show us for some time.

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Paladins Lore Cinematic – A Realm Divided

Hi-Rez Studios released a brand-new cinematic video on Paladins titled "A Realm Divided", which takes the players further into the unexplored legacy of the game.




"A Realm Divided" goes way back into the ancient history of the Paladins from their golden age when they used to fight wars against dragons with their magical power to restore order and balance to the world. After all was settled, the Paladins retired and the former among them formed a council of magistrates. For centuries, there were peace and order under their guidance but then came a time when crafted crystals became a new source of power that brought a new revolution.

RELATED: HRX 2018 Paladins and SMITE Cosplay

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A Realm Divided

However, the uses of this new crystals caused accidents and the council deemed the use of it by common folks should be prohibited. Grand Magister Karnes took a zero-tolerance policy on this matter only to rebelled by an ancient Paladin warrior. As the rebellion stands against the magistrates with weaponized crystal magic, the former took heavy damage but became more determined in their cause. So, the battle to restore balance to the realm begins and the lore of Paladins takes a new step towards expansion.

RELATED: Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

Hi-Rez Studios presents Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a free-to-play hero shooter game available to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For their latest announcement of joining online multiplayer battle royale, the studio itself and the game is currently a hot-topic on the gaming industry for the past couple of days. Then the release of this cinematic short also hints that the game is being readied for a long race in the upcoming time.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

With the insane amount of increasing popularity PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has managed to garner, multiplayer online battle royale has become the new obsession of gamers. Another renowned online shooter game is 2016's Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment. There is another lesser known yet trendy hero shooter game on Steam from developer Hi-Rez Studios called Paladins: Champions of the Realm. The only difference is that people are not overhyped about Paladins like they are about PUBG or Overwatch.

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Paladins: Battlegrounds Announced

Recently, the creators of Paladins have announced a new battle royale mode for this fantasy hero-based shooter called "Paladins: Battlegrounds". Hi-Rez Studios have already released an official trailer for Paladins: Battlegrounds game mode for the free-to-play game.




As for multiplayer online battle royale goes, a maximum of 100 players will hunt down each other in a large map and loot whatever they can as they explore the area in Paladins: Battlegrounds. The hustle will go on until there is a last team of Champions or a single Champion remains standing. A new "Team Deathmatch" is announced as well as a new Champion named Moji and a mobile game, Paladins Strike.




From the very beginning of their run, Paladins has always been compared to Blizzard's Overwatch for their similarities and now they are about to closely adapt aspects of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Plus, there is the name "Battlegrounds", which clearly draws comparison towards the game. Hi-Rez begs to differ on this issue because, Paladins: Battlegrounds will be more like a last team standing type of play. However, dropping from sky and looting gears in between battle remains almost the same.

Hi-Rez Studios presents, Paladins is already available for free-to-play worldwide on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Paladins: Battlegrounds is a battle royale game mode for the game which will be accessible sometime around 2018 on all existing platforms.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

2017 was undoubtedly dominated by developer PUBG Corporation's last-man-standing shooter Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on both PC and Xbox One. They even managed to cross international border with the game by having to release the game on China. Still, there is one particular space left for PUBG to conquer that is PlayStation 4 and the CEO of the company has recently hinted the possibility of it happening in the future.

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PUBG May Come to PlayStation 4

As you can see, right now Xbox One is the only console that is privileged to Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on it, which makes the game exclusive to the platform at least for now. The PUBG Corp is willing to release the title on every possible console out there but for now they are mostly focusing on completing the game for Xbox One because there are many in-game issues yet to resolve and they are gradually going at it.

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

First of all, the game isn't entirely complete which is why it was on Early Access of Steam and now in Game Preview on Xbox One. Whether or not Sony wants the multiplayer online battle royale of 2017 on their console, they did not offer any pre-release program like those mentioned above. Now, this is why they have to completely finish making Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to release on PlayStation 4. However, PUBG Corp is very much interested to explore this possibility.

RELATED: PUBG Having Issues on Xbox One

Sony is very strict when it comes to release any game on PlayStation Store because of their restriction policy on quality. In some of the cases, some games took six more months to release on PS4 even though it was completed. Depending on your views on the pros and cons of pre-release programs of Steam or Xbox One, it can either turn out to be a great plus point or a sore end. This can still turn very positive for the developers as by the time they will finish the Xbox One version, they will figure out what to do with the PlayStation 4 release.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Update

Aside from developing the first-person shooter video game Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2, Tripwire Interactive is better known for their seasonal events. It begin in 2010 with Twisted Christmas update and now Tripwire is back with their annual Xmas-themed event this holiday season with the release of the Krampus Christmas Seasonal Event! This one is a free content patch the players can get now which will let them join ad enjoy the event till January 9.

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Killing Floor 2: Krampus Christmas Update

As part of their commitment to support Killing Floor 2, Tripwire brings free updates and new events every now and then from the post-release of the game. Check out this clip below for a good look at the features of Krampus Christmas seasonal event.




A holiday season update calls for all the new sets of holiday-themed Zeds for you to blow their brains out and so you got your wish fulfilled here. They are not your average waves of Zeds from the regular Killing Floor 2 campaigns. They all got new looks and new voices done to make them unique. Krampus Christmas update will be adding two new weapons; the Freeze Thrower and the UMP submachine gun. However, the Freeze Thrower weapon is exclusively accessible for Xbox One players.

RELATED: Killing Floor 2 Makes Xbox One Debut

This one is also bringing a new map Krampus Lair for you to explore this upcoming holiday and clear out the dead meats. Seasonal events can never be complete without a new dreaded boss and our big-nasty is called Krampus, The Abomination. He is huge and terrible, so do not expect him to fall so easily. You can find him in Krampus Lair, where he has kept all of Santa’s workers and turned them into his minions to hunt you down. During this event, you have the chance to win over 50 seasonal items

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Krampus, The Abomination

As usual updates goes, Krampus Christmas Update offers you new achievements and exclusive rewards upon completion of certain objectives. Tripwire Interactive's fifth game Killing Floor 2 is already out now to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can get your hands on the game for a 50% discount following a free weekend on Steam that will expire on December 18.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Developer Bohemia Interactive's open world survival video game DayZ has been in Early Access on Steam from 2013 and it has actually helped shape the popular Battle Royale game mode these days. For four years it is on early alpha testing and now, finally the game is leaving Steam Early Access on 2018. That means, DayZ will see a full-game release next year and Bohemia also confirmed that the game will also see its console release on the same year.

Although the developers expected to ship the game back in 2015 but couldn't make it but looks like they mean serious business this time. DayZ's Early Access period is not only one of the longest in the gaming history but also one of the most exhausting too. However, through a recent Blog Post, they have made known that since 2017 is an impossible target to reach, they will accomplish the goal next year.

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

DayZ was meant to be for PC in the beginning but now we know that Bohemia is thinking of entering the world of consoles too, which by the way is a great initiative for the game. Initially, the game will be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but as the PS4 version still needs work to be done, we still have to wait for some solid dates on that as Bohemia Interactive works on fixing that in the mean time.

Considering another open world survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds heading to Xbox One, these steps are pretty huge for the studio. While the Beta and update 0.63 will turn into version 1.0 or a full game, it surely will not be the final product. Because, they are being realistic here and they simply lack the support they need for it right now.

The fast-paced gameplay and the thrill of survival are the key-elements which got the players hooked to DayZ. This experience comes in effect after hours of playing but on the other hand, modern day phenomenon like Fortnite or PUBG will make your heart racing with that feeling in a much shorter time. Nevertheless, DayZ is a game of its own right and it's nice that Bohemia is finally getting there. Now it sure is the time to get hyped for the community of gamers who are a fan of the game.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dota 2 Dueling Fates 7.07 Update

Back in August, during The International 2017 Dota 2 Competition, Valve made an announcement regarding Dota 2, which was highlighted for them introducing two brand-new heroes. Now, the Dota 2 7.07 Update titled "Dueling Fates" is here and players can download it from Steam, which will take up 1.8 GB of your space. Now, this update also brings some changes to the gameplay and a few other aspects of this free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game as well.

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Dota 2 Dueling Fates 7.07 Update

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The first character among the two is anthropomorphic pangolin goes by the name Donté Panlin, the Pangolier. This dashing fellow from Nivan Gallants has a resembling appearance of a cat that is stylized in the manner of the feline protagonist from Puss in Boots. In the beginning, some even mistakenly considered him as an armadillo too. This guy is always-on defense, ready to take on any monster and woo any creature that he crosses paths with.

Then there goes the innocent-looking fairy-like creature named The Dark Willow Mireska Sunbreeze, who is not as harmless as she seems. She was born to a fae merchant king and is full of fae tricks to charge at her enemies. Since she was raised in Revtel, she adopted the norms of manipulation and murder quite naturally. As it molded her character, she eventually ended up killing her own family and set out to choose her own path in life.

The Tweet from the official Twitter handle of DOTA 2 has twitted about the "Dueling Fates" update that contains all the details.



As per the official patch notes, Dota 2 matchmaking rating system is more accurate now, which ensures a better gaming experience for everyone in the arena. In this revamped MMR system, ranked and unranked players both will now be ranked on a six-month seasonal system. The exciting news is that the first ranked season is starting off within two weeks. There will also be profile medal for players on each season for their max MMR.

Keeping your previous season’s MMR on note, all of your MMR will be re-calibrated at the end of each season. Hero guide system has gone through the update to make more easily accessible for all 115 available heroes. The Turbo Mode will reduce your average re-spawn time, while serving you up more gold and experience. Ability Draft has gotten a new interface and the players are now allowed to change hotkey order of abilities.

There are so many stuffs detailed in the original patch note that is nearly impossible to mount up here. So, you are welcome to check them out by following the link given in the Tweet.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

Following the success with fantasy role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin, Larian Studios knew that they had to come up with a sequel for it and they eventually made it in 2014. However, the game was at Kickstarter and had to wait two more years to see its worldwide release after it surpassed its initial goal four times and over. So, this was a very positive sign for them to jump onto the game with the big boys, right?

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

Unfortunately, the path to their goal wasn't as smooth as they thought as an accidental fire nearby had caused a massive power outage and left them in the dark, which was totally out of the blue. This also affected Larian's home studio along with a quarter of their city at Belgium. Last minute before the launch is always the most critical moments for the game developers because there are always major or minor issues that find a way to the release and needs fixing.

So, they waited patiently until the power came but trouble was not over for them and they even thought that this launch is not going to happen. The team has then moved to another location with power but the Steam uploader was feeling very cooperative and refused to boot. You can see what the studio has gone though during the crisis in the clip below.




After much-less waiting and struggle, the game finally saw the light and is currently doing well. In fact, the game is doing so well that it has already managed to secure its place on the Top Sellers List on Steam ahead of game like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider that has also released recently.

Swen Vincke of Larian Studios have acknowledged that the non-English translations of the game will be slightly delayed for some change in the script but fans from France, Germany and Russia have requested to release it as it is now and the studio obliged. Hopefully by next week, they all will be updated. In an official Tweet, Larian Studios also announced that‏ Modding support is on its way.



Since the game has just dropped, we cannot give you in-depth details on Divinity: Original Sin 2 but we sure can help you take a peek at what's in store for you in this "Feature Trailer" below.




The game will take place right after the story of its predecessor with the character Bishop Alexandar the Innocent. He made slaves of all the sorcerers upon declaring them as criminals. So, a small rebellion of four is formed against him to end his tyranny. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hob Release Date Announced

Developer studio Runic Games has been known for their impressive feats like action RPG titles like Torchlight and Torchlight II. But their last game was released back in 2012 and it's been five years now that they are not in the market. However, there is good news. PlayStation Blog recently revealed that Runic's latest action-adventure game Hob will release later in 2017, after reportedly releasing the first Announcement Trailer two years back in August 2015.

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Hob Release Date Announced

The trailer officially discloses that the game is all set to release on September 26, 2017 on PC and PlayStation 4 platform. More detailed looks at this wondrous world is offered in the clip below.




This project has been under works for two-long years now and that raises a lot of expectations from eager gamers, who loved two of Torchlight's previous installments and can't wait to jump on the new one. If you have taken a good look at the announcement trailer released before and trailer above, you would have clearly noticed that Hob is based on a very different setting than its predecessors. Hob is more like an adventure quest in a world full of puzzles that need solving to get ahead in the game.

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World of Hob

Aside from taking a long period of time to create Hob, Runic Games has created a world that at the first glance will remind you of The Legend of Zelda because of its colorful design of the surroundings, which is a very remarkable blend of nature and mechanical structures, that will either challenge Hob in his journey or help him progress with ease. The surrounding atmosphere around our protagonist is filled with sentient life forms and mysterious puzzles all the way, will surely be a joyride.



If all of these makes you excited for Hob and you want to get your early reserve, then you will be getting a 10% discount on the price of $19.99 on your pre-order. Subscribers of PlayStation Plus gets a 20% off on their pre-order. Hob will also be available on Steam and GOG from now on. You can get even more if you own a PlayStation. Then you will be given access to the "World Shift" theme for your device designed by Truant Pixel.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Is Slammed On Steam

Ever since the remastering project came into play, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered abounds in harsh criticism and negative comments. Majorly, the game is recently been latched with negative reviews on Steam from fans, players and critics.

It seems players and fans were not comfortable and not ready to settle with the fact that the eagerly awaited game would be tied to select purchases of the game, which in this case is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. However, that was never the height of it all. Even though the game was sufficiently annoying, it became truly unbearable to players when the game came on sale as a stand-alone title which was never part of the deal when the game’s release was originally announced.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Is Slammed On Steam

The thing is that Activision would never miss a chance to earn a few bucks off their old games and it seems that a whopping $40 asking price for a year-old remastered game that promised to be more updated and enhanced graphics, along with DLC offerings was nothing but a poor rip-off. Definitely, players and fans have got every single reason to be angry. This is one of the main reasons why Steam reviews are totally decimating Modern Warfare Remastered.

Although we can consider the aforementioned reasons enough to cause a buss but how about the overall game performance? The performance issues in the game also contributed as one of the driving factors in the negative reviews.

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Call of Duty – Modern Warfare Remastered Negative Reviews

Again, the game is having complaints for poor server optimization, shitty updates and quite, hackers in multiplayer and a number of other annoying additions that really pissed off the gamers. Moreover, none of these issues are not seem to be fixed by Activision any time soon. Many believe that CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered is nothing but waste of money as it is compared to rubbish.

Just two days after being on the stand-alone market, the game was fortunate enough to crawl up about 370 positive reviews. The game has just 35 percent of the reviews to be positive rating and that’s clear enough for everyone to see how terrible it was. However, right now, I would like to say that, no one knows tomorrow. This suggests that while the game is being walloped with plethora of negative reviews, the reviewers might still change their tone later but that won’t happen until some steps are taken about the issues of the game.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dishonored 2 Free Demo

Back in the day, we could get a demo version of almost every game before the hit the stores and the discs used to come with a magazine. We don't get a lot of game demos these days, yet sometimes we get lucky. For instance, a couple of days back Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studio promised us for a "Free Trial" of Dishonored 2; the long anticipated sequel to their 2012's hit stealth action-adventure game Dishonored. In accords to their announcement, here it is.

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Dishonored 2 Free Demo

Here goes a brief glimpse of what the "Free Trial" of Dishonored 2 has in stores for us. So, go ahead and take a quick look at it.




What the demo offers you is to play as supernatural assassin in steampunk and you can chose to play as either Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin to declare war against the wicked witch Delilah. The "Free Trial" lets you play and enjoy the first three missions of the game and the best part is, if you decide to upgrade to the full game, they allow you to carry on all your saves and progresses.

Also, there is no time limitations on the demo. So you can play those first three missions as many times as you please. Available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms, you will be able to download the free trial from PSN Store, Xbox Marketplace and Steam. That means, now you can pre-experience a good chunk of the game without spending a single penny before you finally decide to buy the whole game. Sounds pretty good to me!