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Monday, June 4, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

Developer Bungie reveals their shared-world multiplayer shooter Destiny 2’s next major expansion, Forsaken.

We are only a few days behind for E3 2018 but Activision and Bungie had other plans regarding their hugely successful online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2. Though it initially managed to get a very positive response from fans worldwide, it's having tough time getting some traction from fans these days. Their next big expansion for the game, Forsaken is expected to breathe new life in it when it is released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 4, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

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Witness the development team behind Destiny 2: Forsaken discuss their in-depth plan for this upcoming DLC in the clip below. The reveal event also took place on a Twitch live-stream at 9 AM PT.




RELATED: Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

This brand-new expansion is bringing new contents like two new locations to discover and will introduce a new 4v4 endgame mode called Gambit. This shared-world shooter has been suffering from post-game content for a long time upon release and hopefully Gambit mode might just fix that problem. One of the new locations to explore is called The Tangled Shore and the second one is The Dreaming City. Guardians will find new secrets to unravel and dreadful bosses to take on.

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Explore The Tangled Shore

RELATED: Destiny 2 "Go Fast" Update Details

Forsaken DLC will be priced $39.99 only and you can get your hands on it in two ways. You can simply purchase a D2 Annual Pass worth $69.99 that has three upcoming premium content releases. First of them will arrive on Winter 2018, then Spring 2019 sees the second and the last one drops on Summer 2019. Or just buy the Digital Deluxe version of the game for only $79.99, which contains the base game, two previously released expansions Curse of Osiris and Warmind along with aforementioned contents.

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Destiny 2 – Forsaken Annual Pass

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Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 but for lack of content and many changes at gameplay had many of its community leave the game. Forsaken has allegedly dealt with these issues and promises to be better and for the sake of the game's future, we really hope they did. We will only find out if Bungie has made good of their promise when it finally arrives on September 4.

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

RELATED: Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

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.

RELATED: Fortnite Season 4 Announced

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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Battlefield V Live Reveal Next Week

Putting all rumors and speculations to rest, official reveal for Battlefield V is heading this way and we have to wait only a few more days. When they mentioned for an untitled game from Battlefield franchise in last year's financial report, everyone has been waiting for it, while wondering what the title would be. Electronic Arts finally announced that in a live reveal event on May 23 at 1 PM PT, they will reveal the next game of their popular multiplayer shooter series.

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Battlefield V Live Reveal Next Week

RELATED: Battlefield 2018 Possible Reveal Date

After initially let the cat out of the bag, EA has kept their mouth sealed up until now. Instead of confirming or denying anything, they just decided to sit back and watch the rumors fly. A theory of the game being set on World War II era and will be called Battlefield V came up. Then there was another that the new release will belong to their Bad Company series. Some even start calling it Battlefield 2018 before the official announcement came. Looking at their post on official Twitter account, we decided to run with the first theory.



RELATED: Battlefield 2018 Trailer Coming Soon

Also to let you know, this live reveal event will be hosted by Trevor Noah of The Daily Show, who posted about it on his personal Twitter account lately, which was also a rumor earlier. With that, he just cleared out all confusion and claimed it was "V EXCITING" for him. That is another clear hint at the game's current title. Given his day to day experience of hosting a popular show on a regular basis and having a fondness for video games, makes him a perfect choice for the job.



RELATED: EA Play Brings Next Battlefield Game

Trevor Noah appearing on May 23 live event will surely increase the excitement for all the fans of this series from Electronic Arts. We also like to remind you that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, the latest title from their rival series is going to be revealed tomorrow, which is earlier than Battlefield V. It will be interesting to see what predictions made by the players came out to be true and how much comparison people will do between these titles. You will be able to enjoy the reveal on Mixer, Twitch and YouTube when it is going to stream live.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Reveal

Beyond Good & Evil 2 first gameplay footage has been revealed that provides a brief look at how fight in space will be like.

At E3 2017, Ubisoft's upcoming action-adventure title Beyond Good and Evil 2 was teased once again, which is a sequel to original Beyond Good and Evil. Some of the very early stage of gameplay mechanics video of this title is recently released as developers offered up a sneak peak on what the players are getting into when it finally comes out. While they open up for fans of the series after a long break, we got a glimpse at some multiplayer combat action and how a few other stuff works out in-game.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gameplay Reveal

Here is a work-in-progress video that has the gameplay footage showing some played out combat moves and regular co-op activities.




Though this clip is slightly longer than two minutes length, actual gameplay is there for only about 45 seconds. You can even notice a watermark on the video marking it as a “pre-alpha” version of the project. We see a number of different spaceships flying around and how players can also use jetpacks for transportation. Both your role as a pirate in action and piloting those ships are essentially required for two type of game-playing. You cannot just discount one skill for another.

BGE2 promises to be an overall improvement over its predecessor and deliver an experience which is enormous. One of the prime features that we saw in this clip is that how you are allowed to move between your inner or outer surroundings, just like 2016's No Man's Sky from Hello Games. A tight Afro sporting black female named Shani remains the focus for the entire clip, mostly displaying her skills with staff. The fighting style may reminiscent a bit more like the first game but it is better now.

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New Ships of Beyond Good & Evil 2

Not only there will be collision between massive airships, it promises to bring back melee sword fight from the original BGE. Players are on a solar system named System 3 and aside from being a pirate captain, roles like medic and spy are there to play but whether or not those tasks would be carried out by AI or other participants are yet to be confirmed. Though the presentation above was relatively short, Ubisoft promises to unveil a lot more at E3 2018 with more details.

There was almost an hour long developer live-stream on Twitch, where creative director Michel Ancel talked about what they have been up to with BGE2.



During last year's E3 media showcase, interested players were invited by developers to join Space Monkey Program, which will allow those individuals to first-hand experience of playing it and sharing their different views. This is more like an inbound beta test that also reveals that the game will be available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One upon release even though it is not mentioned anywhere else or no confirmed platforms are announced yet. If the game will be ported to Nintendo Switch or not is still unclear.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

Watch Bungie and Vicarious Visions reveal details of Destiny 2’s second expansion Warmind on Twitch.

Although multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 started well when it came out in September, 2017, developer Bungie and publisher Activision soon found themselves on a bumpy ride of fan-hate because of their decision of constantly changing things players loved about the game just for the sake of freshening things up. With the game's second DLC Warmind, they are hoping to finally make up for their mistakes and try to damage control as much as possible.

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Destiny 2 Warmind DLC Details

RELATED: Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

Before we get into a few more details on Warmind, check out this cinematic prologue below on Destiny 2 expansion II, where a Guardian named Ana Bray goes seeking for a link to her past on Mars.




RELATED: Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

Introducing a Hunter-class Guardian Ana Bray, who is on polar ice caps area of Mars, where she is after finding out something that has past ties with her. Also, one of the most powerful weapons in the solar system, Warmind Rasputin has recently awakened and she couldn't sit this one out. The Clovis Bray corporation that helped them colonized the area are ironically responsible for creating that. This is a brand-new area called The Hellas Basin from original Destiny that has never been explored before in Destiny 2.

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Introducing Guardian Ana Bray

RELATED: Destiny 2 "Go Fast" Update Details

Only two weeks from now, Warmind expansion is going to be released May 8, 2018 and along with their co-developer Vicarious Visions, Bungie is offering a peak at it with a Twitch live-stream today.



RELATED: Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike and Prestige Raid Will Change

Much-awaited details on Destiny 2's second expansion Warmind is discussed in details in this hour-long stream, where plans for new events, weapons and few other things, some of which are briefly hinted at the teaser trailer they released earlier.

RELATED: Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

A new public event that was the focus of this stream called Escalation Protocol, which you can start immediately after finishing the campaign or just join with someone else who is already playing it. Your Guardians will have to face off seven Hive enemy waves with a different boss each time. Reward chests for loot will present itself following the third and fifth wave before you get the grand prize upon finishing seventh wave. Each week the game will rotate and there are five bosses in total.

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Escalation Protocol Public Event

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Good thing is, you can begin anytime since there is no exact schedule for this event. Escalation Protocol is looking for making this public event challenging and creating appeal for replay value. Depending on which final boss you come across, unique weapons are up for grabs as well as new armor. Special weapons are also accessible during this event and that even includes the Hive sword from original Destiny campaign. There is a spear called The Valkyrie, which can be used for both melee and as ranged weapon. It's awesome!

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Becomes Best-Selling on 2017

Crucible matches will have two types of rankings for players; one is Valor and the other being Glory. The former is for completing matches with no loss penalties and the latter is reserved for competitive playlist. As soon as Season 3 begins, rewards for Crucible will also be earned in a different way. When update 1.2.0 is released, all available rewards will be on Shaxx and you will see how to earn them. Some reward takes you to complete objectives, other comes with obtaining certain ranks.

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Exotic Auto Rifle SUROS Regime

RELATED: Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Some changes to Exotic weapons are made by Bungie for the sake of making them unique and more functional than they were. Spire of Stars is a new Raid Lair mentioned in the DLC features, which is for Leviathan raids and may even tie-in with the game's plot. More bounties and a seasonal event wait ahead on Season 3 along with tweaks on Faction Rally.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Destiny 2 is an online-only multiplayer game from Bungie and Activision now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Warmind has a new strike for PlayStation 4 players called the Insight Terminus. This one however, won't take place on Hellas Basin but on Nessus, where Titan Zavala will need some assistance on stopping the Cabal from stealing an old Vex technology. Other than that, a new set of armor for Titan, Hunter, and Warlock comes as part of the exclusive deal.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

Destiny 2: Warmind reveal tease at new armor and Exotics. Twitch live-stream reveal will happen on Tuesday, April 24.

The next expansion for multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 was announced earlier this month by Bungie and Activision, which will be titled "Warmind". A reveal was about to take place during a Twitch live-stream on this Tuesday, April 24 at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET and we are getting towards a short teaser as well. You will agree that it is way better than just a single teaser image we saw before and upcoming DLC Warmind for Destiny 2 suggests a lot of new stuff that the developers have in stock for us.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Reveal

RELATED: Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

Prepare to take a look at Warmind reveal trailer that points out at new armor, enemies and locations to explore when it drops.




RELATED: Destiny 2 "Go Fast" Update Details

With this trailer, we can tell that more of content are yet to reveal soon from a developer stream by Bungie. A brand-new location on Mars called Mars Hellas Basin is going to be introduced for the Guardians to go on adventure. Hive Escalation Protocol may involve fighting waves of Hive enemies and a couple of upgrades on exotic weapons for Destiny 2's one of most talked about Crucible competitive multiplayer mode. The developer studio already hinted that game’s difficulty will change from Season 3 and enemies will get more powerful in Warmind.

RELATED: Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike and Prestige Raid Will Change

So, players who are still struggling with low-level are going to have a tough time coming facing these extra-tough opponents. Now, if you think this is bad then let's talk about how hard power cap will be to hit in this second expansion. In whatever state you left off following Curse of Osiris, you can get to 340 with decent effort from there but then the power level grind will get harder and reaching 370 to 380 will take like forever. Warmind expansion goes live on May 8, 2018.

RELATED: Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

From developer Bungie and publisher Activision, Destiny 2 was released in 2017 and became one of the best-selling titles of that year, which is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Before they had planned for three live-streams for the first expansion pack and now they have settled for just one. Bungie took a lot of insight from the mistakes Curse of Osiris made to change their future direction and now with Warmind DLC, we are seeing hints of quite a lot of change already.

Monday, April 16, 2018

State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

During a developer livestream of Xbox Exclusive State of Decay 2 at PAX East, an error message states "Unable to connect with Steam".

Open world zombie game State of Decay 2 is a sequel of 2013's original State of Decay from Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios. Though the game is an Xbox One-exclusive, it will also release for PC or you can play it on any of these two platforms with support from Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere system. Aside from being available on Microsoft Store, the game might also find place on Steam, according to some recent hints from PAX-East 2018.

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State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Release Date

All these rumors suddenly arise when an unexpected error message popped up in the middle of a developer live-stream at PAX East that indicated there was a login issue regarding Steam. The video has been removed afterwards but by then, it already circulated throughout online and rumor is spread about its possible release on digital distribution platform Steam. Although the game’s FAQ has Valve’s launcher listed as a topic, there are no details to reach any conclusion on that.

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State of Decay 2 Steam Error Message

The error message during said:
"Unable to connect with Steam. Make sure Steam is running, you are logged in, no other instances are running, then restart the game."
RELATED: State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

Now that the video containing that error message is removed from Twitch archive of Undead Labs, it can no longer be considered as a mere buzz. While it might seem a bit weird giving up one of their most prominent title for another platform, it also makes sense if you consider this a step to sell more copies for PC. Besides, if this rumors and speculation came true then we shouldn't be very surprised because the first game of the series was initially released on Steam’s Early Access alongside Xbox 360.

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Upcoming PlayStation 4 Exclusives of 2018

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

In a time of crisis for Xbox exclusive games, Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2 are the only hope for Microsoft in 2018. The former is already out and most of people owning an Xbox One are looking for the latter. Because, being an exclusive for Microsoft actually had an impact for Rare’s shared world action-adventure title. Sony’s God of War on the other hand scored an incredible response from critics, forecasting for a good run in advance and two more games; The Last of Us Part 2 and Insomniac’s Spider-Man are also joining soon.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 PAX-East 2018 Gameplay

Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios presents co-op multiplayer survival horror game State of Decay 2 releases on May 22, 2018 for PC and Xbox One. It will also be playable on Xbox Game Pass and at offers 4K resolution to run on Xbox One X for enhanced visuals. We believe, exclusive games crisis won't be solved overnight and meanwhile, testing other platforms like Steam to improve sells in overall does sound like a reasonable idea.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

Developer Bungie have teased on what they are planning next for Destiny 2 and gave a release date for the game’s new expansion Warmind.

If you have recently came across any of those articles online that asks "Is Destiny 2 Dead?" and got worried, then we will advise you to chill for a while now. Bungie and Activision has no plan of giving up on their impressively successful multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 just yet. In-fact, they have a complete roadmap up ahead till season four to follow. Today, they have announced that D2's second expansion will be titled "Warmind" and it will be available from May 8, 2018.

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Destiny 2: Warmind DLC Announced

RELATED: Destiny 2 "Go Fast" Update Details

More details on Warmind expansion will be revealed on April 24, via an official live stream on Twitch but for now, the developers have gave us just a single teaser image to have an idea of how it would look like. Speculation suggests that expansion two has something to do with Destiny’s mystical artificial intelligence from its core plot. Back in 2017, there was a leak from PlayStation store that revealed that "Gods of Mars" was the previously decided title for this upcoming DLC.

RELATED: Destiny 2 Nightfall Strike and Prestige Raid Will Change

Most probably, a fair amount of Destiny 2 players have already purchased Warmind when they bought the collector’s edition last year. Those who still haven't are now to decide that whether or not they would like to stick around for some more action in Destiny universe considering all the negativity spread around the community about the game's future. Without being completely oblivious to fan's response, Bungie did many minor and major tweaks over the last six months.

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Destiny 2: Warmind Teaser

RELATED: Destiny 2 Crimson Days Event Announced

Bungie is also planning to bring some change to Crucible content in their competitive multiplayer mode and probably for their future expansions. Possibly, they are going to make a move where competitive multiplayer maps will not be restricted to those who paid for new expansions anymore. They already faced quite a lot of heat regarding how they handled add-on content with Curse of Osiris DLC and these changes to Crucible and expansion are probably because of that.

RELATED: Destiny 2 Warlock Glitch Will Fix After "The Dawning"

Warmind expansion will also kick-start season three of the game on the same day, where you will meet new heroes, explore uncharted places and fight new enemies. With all that, new activities will be there to master and new loots to claim are also part of the adventure. Plus, there are private matches, seasonal Crucible rankings, increase in vault space, Nightfall challenge cards and emotes planned till summer as part of update 1.2.0.

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Destiny 2 New Development Roadmap

RELATED: Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Then, Bungie will bring back the daily bounty system this summer in response to a fan outcry for long time. There will be a new seasonal event as pointed out in their development roadmap, clan chat on PC, Exotic Armor sandbox changes, improvements to Faction Rallies and a few more until season 4 starts in September, which is five months away. So in overall, Warmind expansion pack is looking pretty exciting and we will probably learn more about it when a trailer drops for it later this month.

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Destiny 2 Post Launch Content

RELATED: Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans

Lastly, we would like to readdress the issue we mentioned at the start that, many MMOs these days faces a lot of controversies in their first year but that doesn't make them dead or forgotten. It still hasn't reached the phase where the game developers are forced to shut it down and fix it. So what that people not talking about it on every other social media these days or criticizing some of their strategies? Of course the hype is not like it was at start but we have a whole new year ahead of us to determine a make-or-break point for the game yet.

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Becomes Best-Selling on 2017

Destiny 2 is one of the best-selling titles of 2017 from developer Bungie and publisher Activision to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although, Bungie didn't say anything about its price, we believe it is safe to assume that it will likely to cost somewhat like $19.99 since that was the price for Curse of Osiris DLC expansion pack. To really keep players hooked up to the title, Warmind DLC will have to be rather impressive or else, it will be hard to keep people interested till season 4.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Far Cry 5 Breaks Franchise Sales Records

Developer Ubisoft is pretty happy these days as their recent release of Far Cry 5 from long-running first-person action game series has just become the best-selling title in entire franchise. First week sell of this title surpassed double the amount than what Far Cry 4 made upon its initial release. More than half of these sales percentage came from digital purchase though. Before this title, only Tom Clancy's The Division saw such grand launch as another Ubisoft-made game.

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Far Cry 5 Breaks Franchise Sales Records

RELATED: Far Cry 5 IT Movie Easter Eggs

The studio has more to add along with those record-breaking sales numbers, because there are more to put in. Following the release of Far Cry 5, over 55,000 hours of gameplay was streamed on Twitch and videos on YouTube have crossed 117 million views. These two are both records for any Ubisoft game to have within a week of their launch. This clearly shows how positively players of Far Cry community have taken the game and their enthusiasm is coming out in numbers.

RELATED: Far Cry 5 Launch Gameplay Trailer

Aside from the sales bump, players are also leaving mostly positive feedback towards the game. It also becomes a best-selling title in UK as well. There is also some crazy statistics data gathered from the game like how many dynamite sticks have been thrown or how fake brands were created solely for the game and all you can possibly think of. Official Ubisoft Blog has recently released an infographic chart that has listed all of them and we are leaving it right below for you to check out.

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Far Cry 5 Week One, Part 1

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Far Cry 5 Week One, Part 2

RELATED: Far Cry 5: Inside Eden’s Gate Short Film Announced

The adventure begins on tropical rain forest of Archipelago with ex-special forces operative Jack Carver and journalist Valerie Constantine in the first Far Cry game of the series in 2004. From there, the series has only grown by casting off and moving on with series protagonists one by one in each installment. Far Cry 5 is the first among the series to have an American setting and players are allowed to explore a vast location of fictional Hope County, Montana as they want.

RELATED: Far Cry 5 Season Pass Details

Seeing this immense success as years of work finally paying off, Executive Producer Dan Hay declared that they will be supporting the Far Cry fan base for upcoming months and years to come. Available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft's first-person shooter Far Cry 5 is already out and making history.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Fortnite Takes Over Twitch

For long, live streaming video platform Twitch was dominated by developer Bluehole's online battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and another game from the same genre, Fortnite Battle Royale was at struggle for the top spot. Well, that has changed lately and Fortnite just reached the top of concurrent viewer records on Twitch. These days, battle royale games are a trend everywhere and Fortnite just made a big name for them on the genre.

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Fortnite Takes Over Twitch

RELATED: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Hits 30 Million Sales

Although the game was simply recognized as a comedic take on PUBG at the beginning and people were skeptical about how it will be able to compete with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Fortnite eventually did the unthinkable. Dr Disrespect is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch who dominated the platform with huge waves of followers for his PUBG matches. He even nearly broke it once he made a comeback after a short break from streaming.

RELATED: Fortnite Season 3 Battle Pass Announced

Epic Games have finally managed to secure the top spot when professional streamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins hauled a huge crowd to one of his streams for Fortnite and as he was joined by popular rapper Drake. The amount of concurrent number of viewers for that game was a whooping 635,000 people. That is how this free-to-play battle royale game becomes a phenomenon overnight.

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Pro Gamer "Ninja" on CNBC

RELATED: PUBG Crosses 3 Million Concurrent Players

When you create that sort of hype and a celebrity joins you on your game, you are instantly popular and coverage from mainstream media is due. So, Ninja joined an interview with CNBC to talk about his journey on Twitch with Fortnite. According to him, the free-to-play nature of the battle royale from Epic Games is what made it so appealing to many. Plus, the game is now literally available on every single platform and they all support cross-play, except PlayStation 4.

RELATED: Fortnite: Battle Royale for Mobile Announced

Tyler Blevins thinks that Epic Games is perfectly hitting every possible mark with Fortnite now and who knows; maybe the game might drop on Nintendo Switch soon. We believe the game is doing very good for him too as he is making a solid $500,000 per month now and gained a massive subscriber base. This fortune however is not entirely made from Twitch alone by the way. He is also generating revenue from Instagram, Twitter and YouTube as well.

RELATED: PUBG Becomes Best-Selling Video Games Ever

The really interesting would be to watch that whether Fortnite can keep up this influx of popularity found on Twitch for long or lose the crown to their biggest rival PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. One thing that we know is that if Fortnite can maintain the number of concurrent viewers by their side, they are good for the long game ahead.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

March 31, 2018 will mark for the 20 year anniversary for Blizzard Entertainment's sci-fi real-time strategy game StarCraft. The game originally came out on March 31, 1998 for PC and spawned a successful series of games that ran on Mac as well. Now, this occasion causes for celebration and Blizzard decides to rejoice this anniversary with a bunch of in-game giveaways like skins and rewards for their other fan-favorite titles.

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Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

RELATED: Blizzard Offers StarCraft For Free

To celebrate this grand achievement of StarCraft, Blizzard has picked up Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft II, Starcraft: Remastered and World of Warcraft for players to earn these exciting rewards in-game.



RELATED: Blizzard Hints Diablo for Nintendo Switch

Instead of the end of the month, Blizzard decides to spread the joy of their accomplishment for the entire month of March and some of the reward items are for you to claim just by logging into the game. Following are the free rewards waiting for you to take in-game within the respected titles.

  • Diablo III: Dominion’s Revenge is a terrifying Battlecruiser-themed Pet that you can receive by logging into the third installment of the popular action RPG title after March 6.

  • Hearthstone: You have to play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl game to get three Kobolds & Catacombs pack rewards anytime from March 21 to 25.

  • Heroes of the Storm: From March 27 to April 7, get the 20th Anniversary Portraits for Protoss, Terran and Zerg species in exchange for a single log in.

  • Overwatch: To get the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for the defense hero Widowmaker, just log in to the team-based shooter game between March 6 and April 3. This skin of Sarah Kerrigan is akin to her Nova skin and themed on the character before the time when she turned into the Queen of Blades.

  • StarCraft II: Onwards from March 6, log on to the original sequel of StarCraft and get a special UI Skin for each playable race. Then within March 6 to April 3 logging into the game once again will get you a Portrait and Decal.

  • Starcraft: Remastered: A memorial 20th Anniversary UI Skin as a tribute is just waiting for you to claim by simply logging into the game.

  • World of Warcraft: This multiplayer online role-playing title grants you the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength for saluting any one of the StarCraft-themed pets among Baneling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Zeradar or Zergling within March 31 to April 6.

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Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for Widowmaker

RELATED: Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

Aside from the in-game cosmetic item giveaways, the developer plans to host anniversary StarCraft stream of Twitch personalities, which will run from March 30 to 31. Also, on March 31, the very date of StarCraft's original release, Blizzard is going to release a video titled StarCraft is Life: A Celebration on YouTube, featuring the biggest fans of the game sharing their experience with the game for the last two decades.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

Blizzard Entertainment has released their fantasy real-time strategy game Warcraft III more than a decade ago, in 2002 for Mac and PC. The 16-year-old game is getting a brand-new Patch 1.29 has been released by the developer for testing. The updates include 16:9 widescreen display support instead of last year's 1440x1080 resolution upgrade, a 24 player servers in an experimental mode, hero balance changes and Map Pools.

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Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

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This sudden update after quite a while isn't the real news here even if it seems a bit odd because Blizzard dropped the last update for Warcraft III in 2017. They've been also working to update their other classic fan-favorite games like Diablo 2 and StarCraft to restore them to glory they deserve as par present day games running on modern operating systems. The recent updated installer interface is what that drew attention of keen eyes of game theorists already.

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It was pointed out that Warcraft III has an updated installer now which is akin to the current Battle.net launcher. Now, this fresh change to one of the legacy games can be for better merger with Blizzard’s Battle.net client. The installation process of the game has also changed as it installs both of the games now. So, that brings hope to the fans that it can lead to a Warcraft III Remastered Edition just like Blizzard's StarCraft Remaster last year.

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Warcraft III Updates Installer Interface

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Coincidentally enough, the news of the update hits us at the same time Blizzard is busy making an announcement for a Warcraft III competitive tournament invite that will run from February 27-28 on Twitch. This contest is open for Free-for-All, 4v4 battles and other friendly fights for Warcraft III professionals from worldwide. This is just an initiative to bring the game to the arena of esports tournament trend of recent times.

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We won't be much surprised if Blizzard Entertainment decides to announce the Warcraft III: Remastered during the Warcraft III tournament and this is very much a possibility. Although the official sources haven't yet releases a statement on the speculation but it's good to see that a renowned game developer like Blizzard isn't giving up on their old titles just yet. A community-created mod for the game named Dota 2 is ruling Valve's digital distribution platform Steam for years.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Twitch Paid $90 Million for Overwatch League Exclusive Deal

With the recent news of live streaming video platform Twitch and game developer studio Blizzard Entertainment made an exclusive deal for Overwatch League which starts on January 10, it became pretty evident that the world of such esports tournaments holds a lot of potential for the growth of the industry. Taking over the broadcasting rights for the contests for the next two seasons surely have cost Twitch a big buck and many were really interested to know the amount they have spent for it.

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Twitch Overwatch League Exclusive Deal

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Out of the curiosity, we searched for it and found out that reportedly, Twitch has just paid up whooping $90 million dollars cash to secure rights over Overwatch League and we have a recent Tweet from @VentureBeat to back that up.



Whatever big bucks Twitch have paid over this deal is almost exactly one tenth of what the company was sold over for to Amazon back in 2014. The company bought Twitch for over $970 million at that time. However, neither of Blizzard or Twitch has made any official statement on the deemed dollar amount to confirm the news on the air.

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As the Overwatch League kicks off with San Francisco Shock taking on Los Angeles Valiant at the launch event, Blizzard has introduced new Overwatch skins collaborating with Twitch. There are 312 skins which is one for each hero from all 12 different teams. These new skins can be found on a new in-game tab and costs $5 each. However, the developer was generous enough to offer up 100 free tokens for every Overwatch players to start with as an in-game reward.

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Twitch and Blizzard Join Forces

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Blizzard already struck a deal with Twitch prior to become the premiere partner for competition events on games like Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch from the game developer studio. This new deal has definitely taken their business relationship further and it won't be surprising if Twitch ended up with some more major announcements at the upcoming BlizzCon this year.

Overwatch is a multiplayer online shooter that is available worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Like Dota 2 or any other competitive online games, Overwatch doesn't have that much of celebrated gamers but it does have the potential to be all the good things. After the hyped up Overwatch League is over whether it turns out successful or not, the face of esports is going to change forever.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

This January 10, 2018, is marked to be the for the first Overwatch League tournament, which will take the standards of esports to another level. Realizing the potential of this contest, live streaming video platform Twitch have just announced that they have secured a media rights partnership deal for Overwatch League for the next two years with the game's creator studio Blizzard Entertainment, which will give them access to broadcast the contest live worldwide.

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Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

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The first match of the tournament will take place between the San Francisco Shock and the Los Angeles Valiant, which starts at 4PM PST, on January 10. You can watch all the past matches that are archived on the Videos tab of the site and live matches will be available to watch on Twitch and at mlg.tv. Aside from Twitch, Blizzard's very own Overwatch League website will also be broadcasting match feeds as well as their app on smart phones.

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As the exclusive worldwide third-party broadcaster for Overwatch League, Twitch will be streaming matches in English, French and Korean. However, China does not include being in this deal. The partnership also brings unique reward system for the most dedicated viewers of the league with Overwatch in-game exclusive items. In celebration of the event's launch, a new update released by Blizzard Entertainment introduced a couple of new skins.

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Overwatch League at Blizzard Arena

Since various professional Overwatch teams will try to take on each other in this team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter, the arena is about to become a center of interest for millions of esports spectators. Blizzard Entertainment presents Overwatch is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.