To celebrate the tenth anniversary of League of Legends, developer Riot Games announced a bevvy of new games, as well as an animated series.
While the studio made its name in the MOBA genre, it will now be delving into the worlds of fighting games, tactical first person shooters, and strategy card games.
Project A is a character-based tactical shooter in the same vein as Overwatch, with characters having specific loadouts and abilities.
The shooter will be set apart from the Leage of Legends world, with a setting based in a near-future Earth.
No release date has been confirmed, but Riot is planning a beta event for early next year and a full release later in 2020.
While many scoffed at claims that Modern Warfare wouldn't include loot boxes, Activision has today confirmed this would be the case while also announcing a new Battle Pass system.
"We’ve set our sights on not only creating the best game possible this year, but also on breaking down walls and bringing the community together," reads a statement on the Activision Blog.
While not available at launch, the Battle Pass will release later this year and offer both free and premium streams. Tiers will be unlocked through COD Points which can be earned simply by playing the game.
Google's new gaming console now has a release date for those that pre-ordered the Founder's Edition – November 19.
The Founder's Edition includes a three-month subscription to Stadia Pro, a limited edition night blue controller, a Chromecast Ultra, and a three-month Buddy Pass to Stadia Pro for a friend.
Stadia Pro is promised to deliver 4K/60fps with 5.1 surround sound, while the Stadia Base service only offers 1080/60fps.
CD Projekt Red, the incredible studio behind The Witcher 3(which we just reviewed on the Nintendo Switch) and the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 have not been shy about speaking out against the industry's egregious monetisation practices in the past.
During a recent interview at PAX Australia with the folks at Gamespot, CD Projekt Red studio head John Mamais discussed Cyberpunk 2077 and reaffirmed the studios' position against the use of microtransactions. Mamais hit the nail on the head, stating "I think it's a bad idea to do microtransactions after you release a game. It seems like it's very profitable, though. It's probably a hard decision for the guy that runs the business to decide if we should do it or not. But if everyone hates it, why would we do something like that and lose the goodwill of our customers?"
If you've played any game in the last five years, you've likely encountered more than your fair share of shady money-grabbing systems. More and more games are at the mercy of people in suits and shareholders, who push developers to include ways to further squeeze hard-earned dollars from its player base. While plenty of outlets and gamers are rallying against these morally-defunct practices, the fact that companies are still raking in cash from microtransactions.
Following the massive black hole event that saw the game world disappear, a trailer has leaked showing what players can expect from Fortnite when it inevitably returns.
Currently, anyone who attempts to log in is greeted by a black hole and is unable to do anything. Rumours have been rife, alluding to the game coming back as Fortnite: Chapter 2. Thanks to the recently leaked video, it looks like the rumours were spot-on. Check out the leaked trailer below.
After a number of leaks regarding loot boxes and microtransactions for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, an Infinity Ward dev has come out to set the record straight.
Joel Emslie, the game's art director took to Reddit in order to put these rumours to bed.
"Sigh. There continues to be misinformed and incorrect info being pushed about Modern Warfare," Emslie wrote. "What I can say right now is that we are definitely NOT working on any kind of supply drop or loot box system."
Blizzard Entertainment's president, J. Allen Brack has responded to outcry over a Hearthstone Grandmaster's banning and confiscation of winnings after they voiced support for the protests in Hong Kong.
In a lengthy letter posted on the publisher's site, Brack stated that Blitzchung would now receive his winnings, and that his ban would be reduced from one year to six months.
"We’ve had a chance to pause, to listen to our community, and to reflect on what we could have done better," Brack wrote. "In hindsight, our process wasn’t adequate, and we reacted too quickly."
Blizzard's reaction to an on-air call for the liberation of Hong Kong by a Hearthstone Grandmaster has resulted in a backlash that has put the company between a rock and hard place.
During an Asia-Pacific Grandmasters broadcast, Hearthstone Grandmaster, Chung 'blitzchung Ng Wai appeared wearing a gas mask, and declared "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our age!"
Blizzard has since issued a 12 month ban and revoked his winnings, citing a rule violation that prohibits players from "engaging in any act that, in Blizzard’s sole discretion, brings you into public disrepute, offends a portion or group of the public, or otherwise damages Blizzard image."
IO Interactive, the talented studio behind the Hitman series has announced the extension of their deal with publishing giant Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for a new game coming to PC and console.
IOI CEO Hakan Abrak stated that the upcoming title would be set in a "new universe", so it's highly likely that the recently opened studio in Sweden is taking the lead.
Abrak further went on to say "We're looking forward to continuing this relationship. IO Interactive has a proud history of creating compelling characters and universes for our players to enjoy--it's in our DNA."
“Sekiro represents a drastic change to the formula we've all become so intimate with. Combat is an entirely different beast and is arguably the best I've encountered in a From Software title.”
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