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Massive Update in VALORANT Patch 3.0
"Topic of the day off, or the post Majors hangover is the latest valorem patch. And boy, is it a doozy? Almost every single agent in weapon has been updated in some way, shape, or form with a buff Nerf or reward is being implemented. Riot games is also adding an account leveling allowing players to show experience that having to grind to the ranking system. Eight hours a day, four days a week, not to mention a free battle pass for the season. There's plenty of changes to go through, but our own just in a min helped break it down and eat. Sportsnetwork.com
PS4 Exclusive Ghost of Tsushima Could Be Coming to PC
"One other rope report. Ali ghost of tsushima coming to we go to fan bite. Were kenneth shepherd writes. It looks like sony might considering another one of his first party games to make the shift from playstation exclusive to pc. As roma's box art has been updated. And it's missing. Something pretty significant sucker punches. Oakland world take on fuel. Japan has a new box art as seen on sony's website while it now includes graphic. Referencing the games post launch multiplayer mode. Something has been removed the quote only on playstation designation. That was once found in the top right corner of the case. The same can be said of days gone in horizon zero dawn which were both brought to pc after originally launching as ps four exclusives. However it is worth noting. That sony seems to be moving away from the only on playstation branding altogether as being g points out playstation five exclusives ratchet and clank ripped. Apart in. demon's souls don't have the logo on their box arts. Could this just be sony future. Proofing for any of its possible Pc that has in the works or is the branding just going away. That remains to be seen
Microsoft Hires Kim Swift to Work on Cloud-Native Games
"Game studios publishing head size said microsoft hired former. Google stadia designed director. Kim swift will be focused on new experiences in the cloud with an ultimate goal of creating cloud native games swift previously led development on valve's portal served as a studio design director at ea and created an unreleased game for
Tekken X Street Fighter Canceled Officially
"More than a decade after it was first announced benign ankles crossover fighting game. Tekken cross street fighter appears to be truly finally officially dead tekken producer. Cathy hero harada in the broadcast earlier. This month that the project died while while still relatively early in development harare made the comments during stream of herodotus bar radio the producers youtube talk in riley show speaking with tech and seven game director. Kenta harada said of can cross street fighter quote yeah development stopped but we got about thirty percent done and quote. I'm going to stop. They and say thirty percent is a lot. You could've kept going. You could've kept going. We even had motions which you can see reflected in cooma end quote and i'm going to pause and say oh my god you could've kept going because a coup is great and taking seven took a horrendous it. All that they've comments referring to a guest appearance in tekken seven quote turned out as does turn out as well as expected. Pretty good female care models really twitter. I wish as expected as expected. I wish i could have shown you i was pretty confident. And quote been am co announced streeter san diego comic con july twenty ten. The game was meant to complement streetfighter across tekken. A capcom produced blend of the two fighting game franchises wall street fighter across tech and was ultimately released in two thousand twelve for ps three ps vita and xbox three sixty and follow the tutti fighting style of street fighter. Tekken cross streetfighter was designed to adhere to the three fighting style of the tekken
More Families Playing Video Games Together, Thanks to the Covid-19 Pandemic
"Joined by one of our technology experts. Jennifer jolly jennifer. Welcome to the podcast. Thank you for taking time to join me. And why don't you tell me a bit about what you found recently in reporting on video games and families. Well it's a. It's a bit of an alternative approach to all of us. Parents just getting super frustrated when we walk in a room and see our kids staring at a screen. It made me insane in. My daughter was going through that and she used to always say you know my mom. Look at this video game complaints with men. I would think i would rather do anything other than play a video game. The i'll sit inside on a sunny day playing a video game but sort of mid pandemic parents really started leaning in to the idea of gaming with their kids and really good. Things happened as a result. So jennifer overall. What did family seem to take away from all this today. Decide to play together and enjoy it. Or what do you think as soon as parents wrap their heads around the idea of okay. Let me just see what my kids are doing. Let me see what all the fuss is about. And they got into roadblocks fortnight or one of the games. That kids are super han. They realized oh so mid play first of all were on this collaborative mission to do something together and we're working as a team and that was a bit of a surprise to a lot of parents and then they also saw the. Hey when i yell at him to go feed the dog to drop everything. Go feed the right this second like they saw. Why that was not always possible. And why. It was such a bummer. They also really saw how kids were connecting with each other that this was taking the place of of any other sort of social life. These kids had so we found that a lot of parents used it as a way to bond with their kids. A lot of kids used it as a way to educate their parents and it brought a lot of families and kids closer
VALORANT Player Impersonates FaZe Manager in ‘Academy Trial’ Ruse
"Crazy story maturing from The Valor. It's seen as FaZe Clan manager, Infamous was impersonated by an amateur player known as silent. In order to track team mates, on his amateur team to drop a player silent, send Em himself as phase Infamous. Offering a trial for an Academy team for face is Valerie Branch. It wasn't until one of the players actually reached out to the real Infamous that the lie was exposed when caught silent explained that he was simply trying to keep the team's star player from going back to see us go. The real Infamous offered his thoughts on Twitter saying, he feels so bad for this amateur team.
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a Look Back
"So the electronic entertainment expo or e three big virtual online video game convention is a rap. But that doesn't mean we're done talking about it yet. I with brent ticket a few well-earned days off. I have just the guy here to help me out mark saltzman. Welcome to the podcast and thanks for taking time to join me you know. I think we likely met for the first time in in the real world. Agony three or maybe a yes I've been more than twenty of them. I think you have to hopefully next year. We'll get see you there in person but nice to see on zoom today. Yeah likewise yeah my i. D three was ninety seven in atlanta. So that's probably about right because you brought me onto usa today to write for the publication in The fall of ninety eight so we probably met around that cool. Well thank you again all. Yeah thanks for all you've done for us and folks you know you can always get marks Regular contributions on tech that usa today dot com and at the bottom of each of the stories. There's ways to see what other stuff has worked in But today we're talking about three in markham interested. What did you think of this year. Virtual e three. I liked it. I wasn't sure going in with an all digital show. Obviously i figured it would be better than not know me three at all. Which is what unfortunately happened last year at the pandemic but enjoy kicking the tires on the new games And actually getting my hands on them. But i was actually really impressed with everything you know i it off youtube lot in a bit twitch and i you know four pack days of announcements and panels and fireside chats and and some of the hosts analysis of it all. I was actually impressed. I think it was a really good job. And i think it sets the stage to what will likely in the future which is a bit of a hybrid. I mean i think we're going to go back to l. a. or somewhere else and we're gonna see some of these games but i think the advantages are also for those. You don't have the industry anybody can attend. It was completely free. And if you missed some of the live events you could just watch it on demand later. I mean it's a win win. i think so. I liked this year. E three including the lineup of games that were
Bethesda is Sorry for Starfield Exclusivity
"Star field. Big space fearing rpg from edessa isn't coming to playstation rocks off confirmed as much in s e. Three thousand twenty one press conference this morning but does his pete hines addressed and even apologized for the exclusivity and a livestreamed interview with gamespot quote. I don't know how to lay the concerns of playstation five five fans other than to say. Well i'm playstation five player as well and i've played games on that console games. I'm going to continue to play on. It hines said he continued quote. I can really say. Is i apologize because i'm certain that it's i'm certain that that's frustrating folks. But there's not a whole lot. i can do about it and quote now. Now contrast that with remarks made by star field executive producer. Todd howard a wide ranging interview with the telegraph from earlier this week howard detailed why he thought star fields exclusivity was for the best quote. You don't ever want to leave people out right. Howard said he continued but at the end of the day. Your ability to focus in say this is the game i wanna make. These are the platforms. I wanna make it on and being able to really lean into the into those is going to make for a better product and quote howard further of the ways in which you can release. I party xbox games as one reason for why the the deal is a positive between xbox game pass which debuts first party games on launch day at no extra cost to subscribers and xbox is push toward cloud gaming. It's easier to get games into the hands of players quote their ability to play our games. doesn't go down. Howard said it goes up dramatically
E3 2021: A Look at Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
"Montreal revealed its next project and it's huge. It's marvel's guardians of the galaxy. So you play a stalled. As i third person single player adventure strong narrative. And it's the studios own take on guardians of the galaxy rather than being anything based on the mcu movies or in square in other game. Marvel's avengers everyone's going to experience. The same beginning and end with the game is going to offer various decision based variations. They also going to come on the other guardians and combat at the touch with butts in calling on specific moves from damore groot rocket or
Xbox One Will Play Next-Gen Games via xCloud
"Microsoft will xbox one owners play next gen xbox games his ex cloud service a lot of xs. The news was buried in a blog. Post recapping microsoft's xbox plus with us to showcase the company confirming plans to leverage cloud gaming cloud for xbox one consoles that means the two thousand thirteen hardware will be able to play the xbox series x exclusive games from twenty twenty one extending the life cycle what would normally normally soon be obsolete boxes quote for the millions of people who play on xbox one consoles today we are looking forward to sharing more about how we will bring many of these next gen games such as microsoft flight simulator to your console through xbox cloud gaming just like just like we do with mobile devices. Tablets and browsers says we'll of microsoft's xbox wire until now microsoft had only described cloud on consoles as a way for players to tribe of try games before you download but it's clear the company sees a service as offering much more ex cloud availability will provide a welcome boost for xbox. One consoles particularly as microsoft is upgrading. A server blades to run xbox series x hardware. Later this month it'll give this older hardware away to play upcoming titles like star field which like flight simulator will also launch exclusively on the new xbox series x slash as consoles.
What's Next for Nintendo Switch?
"Three starting to wind down brett one of the last presentations was from nintendo and folks were hoping to hear about a new switch. That didn't happen. And if you remember we suggested that wasn't likely in our pre three coverage that's because the switch is still in high demand and with the computer chip shortage caused by the pandemic still affecting production of electronics. And lots of other things. I mean why would you want to launch a new console. Well exactly but on the bright side. We're gonna have a lot of new games to be playing on. our current. Nintendo switch is this year and beyond one of the highlights was another glimpse of the much anticipated sequel to the legend of zelda breath of the wild which is coming next year. It looks gorgeous. It looks like a very huge universe that players are going to explore if you're a big fan of breath of the while basically it looks like you can expect that. Just a lot bigger In the meantime while we wait for that a remastered version of the legend of zelda skyward sword which was which was originally released for the nintendo. We is out for nintendo switch on july sixteenth and you can get special joy con controllers themed after the master sword and hilly and shield which also launched on the same day and perhaps one of the biggest surprises was a new metro game called metro. Dread it's a sequel to two thousand two's metro fusion game with this the first two d metro game starring bounty hunters salmon's aaron with the new story in one thousand nine years. What we saw were some cinematic story. Sequences that lead to some cool side scrolling levels. Sam is fighting what looks to be some new super robots. They're called the emi. That sam has to get pretty creative to get away from that game is coming october. Eighth also nintendo said metro-wide prime four which they announced in two thousand seventeen is still in development. So we're gonna have to wait a little longer for that
'Transformers: Heavy Metal' Is a Real-World AR Mobile Game From Niantic and Hasbro
"Three virtually three been going on the big gaming conferences. A lot of news. There's one i thought you might be interested. In rene ritchie the folks at ny antic hutu and pokemon go have announced On the heels of there. I think is it safe to say the harry potter game was kind of a failure On the heels. that's fair. yeah they're going to do. The next one is going to come out later this year. Transformers heavy metal and So it'll be transformers out in the real world. See what bumblebee is up to. I'm going to have to undermine my birthday. Because like i think there were successful with pok mon because it was a beloved you know nostalgic ip intellectual property and it was. It was the advent of location based gaming ingress was very nerdy. Didn't have any franchise value to drive you know attachment to it. And then he tried with harry potter but like it makes no sense. You can catch a million pika choose. There's that that makes total sense. Focus on what are we gonna do. Catch a million hey goods. I'm going to hunt down a million bumblebees. it makes no in universe contextual sense to me like how harry potter ended up being the worst most tedious aspects of kokomo was about the game and that was all you could do i just. I fear that they're taking the wrong lessons from the game. Yeah they say a beta test betas will be out soon. You can sign up at the website. Transformers heavy metal dot com Yeah i mean clearly From niantic the value now with this platform is
Halo Infinite Will Be Released 'Holiday 2021'
"Hey listeners mike schneider here and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech. So he three is nearing end and we thought it would be a good time to talk about what we think. The biggest announcements of the video game show have been so far. Sounds good brett. Well you know me. I'm always interested in in halo and we saw the game halo infinite. We know it's going to have a free online multiplayer game now. The game supposedly coming out this holiday season. We didn't see a lot we saw. You know what looks like. It could have been a a pre rendered video. But maybe there's game playing there. You couldn't really tell. I wish there'd been a specific date for it. Even though it said you know coming out holiday. I hope that doesn't suggest this game could be delayed again. I can't imagine them delaying it. Only because it's the twentieth anniversary of
Cosplaying With Masked Mateo
"Welcome back nurse to the game winner. It's podcast where there's no shame in having an unhealthy obsession with a phantom. I'm your shannon and on today's episode. We're talking all about 'cause play joining me. Today is content creator who specializes in cost. Play our very own mass matteo. How are you today sweetheart. I'm doing fantastic you. I am so glad that we finally get to sit down and chat. You are known for being an amazing 'cause player. Everyone knows you as mass matteo. Vida night wing. You specialize in building storylines with your characters that you 'cause playing on instagram. You just dropped your latest. 'cause play trilogy for dick grayson. Frankly you're the reason. We have cost content and a costly team. It's because of you so really this podcast. Episode is because of you know. I think if anything. I just help augment year i do and we so well one once. We reached out to each other collaborative effort. So thank you well. I always love when people reach out and say hey this is what the sites lacking and you know. This is how we can make it better. that's really how t gio has grown before we jump into talking about cross play. We liked to start all our podcast with what we are currently obsessing about what you're learning out about so what are you obsessing about. What's taking your money. top ahead. What's i'm obsessing about in my latest costly right now is my bat suit of dick grayson and i'm just finding a little knickknacks that i just want to keep adding to it so whether it's like maybe Get inside the pouches. Let me go look on their own light. You know in hindsight. When i start looking back on some of the things i buy for my costly on might really need that like did i know i know right then. Bertie would ask him about spotlight. I needed i. Don't have it. Everyone who is gonna see me. We'll never know that here. It's the details. Yeah well it's really just in my mind like i really think that. Someone's going to relocate. What's in that pocket in. I don't have anything like m- false phosphide your scott so that's just just being It's i do it
Xbox Is Coming to Your TV Without a Console
"There's been a lot of video game news lately but some the caught my years was that microsoft is looking to bring its xbox game pass service directly to television. That's correct the xbox game pass ultimate subscription service which you can of like microsoft's answer to video games as what net is to movies and tv. It costs fourteen ninety nine a month and currently gets you more than one hundred games on. Pc's and android tablets and phones all without an xbox console now microsoft says it wants to make the service available on more screens including working with tv's and the company is working with tv makers to embed an xbox experience to internet connected devices so basically if you have a tv and a good internet connection you can bypass the three hundred to five hundred dollars. You might spend on a console and have all your games stored in the cloud. This would certainly seem a great way to expand the xbox audience brett. I mean not. Everyone wants a console and right now not everybody can get the new console. They want because they just aren't enough out there. By the way cloud gaming could be the future games as google and amazon. Both app services running now and playstation has playstation. Now service that lets you stream games on. Pc's in addition to its game consoles amazon. Let you stream on. Pc's max amazon fire tv and on smartphones and google stadia streams games two. Tv's it uses google chromecast but it also streams games to various tablets and devices so. It's not a giant leap for a tv to have an app or a bit of software bill inside to do this. Yeah absolutely and it's interesting too because they're gonna also introduced a couple other ways you can Play xbox games. Microsoft said it's also building devices to connect just for streaming game so almost feels like a roku or chromecast but just for your xbox and it's also going to have browser gaming so you can play games on google chrome safari microsoft edge in the next few weeks. We're likely get more news from and xbox before e three in the summer game fester over because there's an xbox in but does the showcase coming up so keep listening in the days ahead as we'll break that down for you
Elden Ring Revealed, Launches January 2022
"Well elden ring was originally revealed. Eighty three twenty nineteen but since then from software has been very tight lipped about the whole project. You know we knew it was going to be a collaboration between hit tack on me. Zaki and george are martin going to be the largest came from from software. They attack oh today but we knew little elves leading to a drought of information with some wondering if the game even existed at well. That doubt has been removed. Because elden ring now is a trailer anna release date and is not too far away at all with the long waited trailer for elder ring showing off at the summer games. I two thousand twenty one. Which jeff keely almost willing up when introducing it his great to say because he's really passionate about what he does and also this is likely to be one of the biggest triumphs the season so he was visibly chuffed again to announce his abandoned. I'm co is publishing. The game nate do presentation of their own during eighty three twenty twenty one so we could see even more details. Watch this space about that one. I will let you know if we hear anything else but banned co did release more details post trailer and here are a few things that we learned about elgin ring. This is apparently from softwares. Biggest game tonight perhaps highlighted with the horses. We something new to from software games and now the games we've always walked around on for however this time we got hoarse and looks like we can fight on horseback as well as jump super far in the sky as one of the most memorable moment for in the trial is seeing that whole sleep vertically at speed on a jumping pattern given we got horses feels like the land we traverse could be really big indeed something on the scale of the which you three or the ghost of tsushima so from software games tend to feel like open world games but this is a little bit of game they've trickery with smaller zones connected via loading areas or in the case of demon they've got a hub world l. d. ring is much more of an open world fielder things test can be really exciting to understand how this is gonna plant now happen done really well and so badly two of the last few years. I'm really interested to see how from software tackles this
Ubisoft Reveals Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora With New Trailer at E3
"Avatar is coming out. Its avatar frontiers of pandora. That's going to launch in twenty twenty two the bone to pick with this trailer. Well you know. It's a standard. We're not gonna show you any gameplay. Trailer is the dramatic way that they go ahead and do things on these first. Looks like we saw a battlefield. Twenty forty two last week they show you zero game play but they show you what the game could be like going forward so it. It essentially relives the the original movie. What's that about it. And i know again. I've never been a big fan of avatar. I know it as rob mccallum. Our good friend said it lost its cultural footprint for a while. But you know there's still a fascination in certain parts of the world it has regained the top spot. All-time sniff sniff of interest in game. Sorry but i want to hear your thoughts on avatar frontiers upendra my friend so the trailer makes it look like the game could be really good but there have been avatar video games out before and they've been monumentally awful. So how many times have we seen these three. I don't. I don't take much stock into these cinematic trailers that they show up. That shows zero game plan. I don't take any stock on anymore. The and that's the deceiving part to. Yeah you know that kind of upset me with tiny tina's game two right. They didn't show many gameplay footage of stuff so again battlefield. Twenty forty two. I mean they're gonna show for that this weekend a few days here back. We'll probably cover it here on one of our shows but still it's it's it's i'm not a big fan of i just dive because they really absolutely shove it wowed me ten years ago two thousand or maybe two thousand seventeen thousand eight when they did that stuff out of it. Looks like it could be cool depending on what it is but i just. I don't see anything video game. Wise with the avatar franchise just has not had a history of success or even anything mine minorly resembling success. I don't i don't see this i don't see this being something. That kind of leaves a footprint anywhere.
Fallout 76’s Nuclear Winter Battle Royale Mode Canceled
"Seventy six is ditching its battle royale this liam wiseman steals had a bad around. Everybody you didn't know this is your reminder you which is very very understandable. If you miss this yeah. There was a battle royale mode And yeah it's been ditched. But does the game seals has announced that. It'll be terminating play. For seventy six nuclear winter battle royale mode in september as it looks to increase support for other game modes in the most player fallout title per the latest inside the vault blog the reasoning for the decision to shut down the winner mainly comes from the mode seemingly losing players over time as they prefer to explore other game modes the full statement from but that's is below quote when we first introduced nuclear winner thrill to watch so many players from our community as well as many newcomers headfirst into our take on the ruthless last player standing battery genre over time. However we've seen the vast majority of players prefer to explore other aspects of the game it has also become tougher to put put full nuclear winner lobbies together without also making sacrifices on match wait times additionally we found it challenging to provide meaningful updates for nuclear winner well also developing supporting exciting new content for adventure mode in recent and upcoming updates. All this in mind we are currently planning to sunset nuclear winter mode in an update coming this september and quote.
Video Game Fest E3 Kicks off With Starfield, Elden Ring Teasers
"We kind of kicked off the holy three week. This morning jet lease summer games kickoff. Live happened was followed by an hour long day of the deaths presentation and we did prepo shows all around that so was lots of talk about Going to be a great show will definitely talk about the death surrendering director's cut. Definitely die out. Tiny tina's wonderland's but first let's begin with l. During which was finally finally for all the souls weren't fans out there that have been dying information on this game. When news is old eld l. Escape was revealed at the microsoft press conference. I think at the last three twenty team and the the fan community for elden elden ring has taken it upon themselves. To just basically invented a bunch of laura on their own Love it very cool but now now they don't have to do that anymore. Their work is done and we know what the game is. And it looks it. Looks like looks like dark souls game yes jeff. Goldblum mean when. It's no secret that most of us aren't here like a souls born fans. But i think this game looks awesome and as amazing creature and character world designed just like all these games do and just like i was set grow i will. I will absolutely dive in and make it as far as i can. I mean like from from soft like yes shirt like. I don't need to be a fan of the style of game like appreciate what that companies accomplished in like the direction that they've pushed video games over the last decade and it has been so long since that company missed like. Oh yeah you know. Even souls two and three i don't think are quite as revered as the original like sacramento and especially bloodborne like a lot of people that was their game of the generation and they haven't released a game in three years like elden ring is a the next one. It's their next big thing like it's not a it's not a bt working on it it's like this is the game that zaky's been making for years now and so i definitely understand like the hype and the froth demand for this one.
Big Week in Video Games With E3 2021 Coming Saturday
"Let's dig into one of the really big reasons why june is so important for video game fans be electronic entertainment expo. Better known is e three. That's right brett. Major gamemaker such as microsoft on nintendo sony activision electronic arts take two interactive and new be softer involved somewhere across these two big online event. That happened over the next several days. The announcements made will give gamers sense of what new experiences. They'll get this holiday and beyond but there's some uncertainty between a readiness to leave the house as covid nineteen vaccines continue early out and shortage of semiconductor chips. Making it more difficult to acquire the must have playstation five and xbox series consoles that were released last year. Now i repeat of twenty twenty s video game revenue surge maybe unlikely but game companies still see potential in may total investment in games and interactive tech more than three billion. That's triple the amount in may of two thousand twenty according to 'em to insights and seven new studios lodge the first week in june. And that's told to me by wanda maloney. One of my favorite people in the video game industry. She's an analyst futurist with the researching consulting firm into insights which i just referenced but not all industry watchers say that slowed spending as a given dmc intelligence. Dave call over there expects global console and pc software sales to grow ten percent this year to a record seventy one billion in revenue worldwide and there's more stats and more References from experts in my story on tech that usa today dot com. So you know we don't really know what the stats are going to be in the year but the fun part for us as gamers has what games do we have. Come in and we've already seen some pretty interesting games on the
Gaming Platform Roblox Hit With $200M Lawsuit by Music Publishers
"The national music publisher association has filed a two hundred million lawsuit for allowing the illegal use of songs in streams the organization said is also launched a major ramp-up of its takedown campaign against twitch for the amazon platform spillage to license music in a keynote speech. Npa president david israelite said rolex with forty two million daily active users is taken virtually no action to prevent cop brain bridgman. The the group added it songs by ariana grande. Imagine dragons dead mouth five. Ed sherman and the rolling stones are all being utilized without compensating. The writers and copyright holders lawsuit was filed on behalf of publishers including big machine records. Hypnosis and joel zimmerman dead mouse five
Battlefield 2042 Won't Have a Campaign
"The next battlefield is coming. This fall in appears to be bringing plenty of mayhem and event today. Be revealed battlefields. Twenty forty to the latest entry in devices long-running shooter series for the xbox one series x ps four ps five through origin steam and the epic game store among other changes to the formula. The game will introduce new tornadoes that move around the map wing so players can fly around and weapons. That can be customized on the fly in battlefield. Twenty forty to the world on the brink shortages of food energy and clean water led to dozens of failed nations creating the creating the greatest refugee crisis and human history among these non patriot. Our families farmers engineers and even soldiers miss the crisis. The united states and russia draw the world into an all out war. No pass specialists join both sides not fighting for a flag but for the future of the non patriot in this new world and quote twenty forty. Two new maps reflect bleak setup. They included map set in the arctic. Where players fight over oil version of doha besieged by saint saint storms. Like something from mad. Max drive seabed in india filled with the remains of stranded ships and a gleaming south korean metropolis where players have to seize control of a quantum powered. Disinformation hub and quote dynamic. Events appear to be a big focus. One map takes place amid a rocket preparing to launch into into space die. Says the maps have been built with next gen hardware in mind in the biggest change appears to be the sheer number of players in the main mode. All out warfare matches will feature one hundred twenty eight players if you're planning on the s five or xbox series x for older consoles that number will shrink down to a more standard sixty four outside of that mode twenty forty you will also have a squad base mode called hazard zone which stresses will not be a battery al as well as third yet to be announced multiplayer mode. The game won't feature traditional single player campaign when two thousand forty two does launch later this year. Ea says that will act as a live servers. Game with seasonal battle passes both free and paid. They'll push the narrative of the world forward as well as add new features battlefield. Twenty forty two launches on october twenty. Second
Call of Duty Pro, Huke, Admits Adderall Struggles
"Video dropped by Call of Duty League Pro, who. Well, she discusses his issues with adderall addiction and he calls out the lack of response and how being given by his teammates and organization on the Dallas Empire. The effect rumors head on his new team-mates, anelli Thieves and the pressure. He felt after winning Cod Champs in 2020, the end of the video saying that. He's sorry for calling everyone out, but we have to do better based on what I saw on the video on the effects Adderall has that on players not just an e sports but in traditional everyday sports book store will not be an uncommon one. The mental stress and pressure added on likely exacerbated, the issue as well. And as an industry we do need to be on the lookout for years and similar situations and pay attention to cries for help or just simply checking in with players from time. To time the Open Secret of Adderall, use an Esports and specifically, in the Call of Duty league is not lost on who, cuz he wanted to peel back to birth. A bit more on his situation currently though he says he's doing fine and no longer takes Adderall
Superman & Rick and Morty Come to Fortnite
"Fortnight's newest season is here and it's bringing some serious star power to its new battle pass for shopping season. Seven for nine players will get their own customizable in keeping with the theme of the season as well superman in rick sanchez. from rick. And morty fortunately the season seven battle pass only has only. Has the rick half of the adult. Swim shows. Dynamic in dysfunctional duo. So we'll have to wait and see if he makes his way to four nine at some point during the season on the other side. The dc universe is that many characters venture to the fortnight island before including a whole batman spin off comic. But this is the man of steel's first appearance now. I'm sad that greg here. Because i know greg miller is pooping his pants right now. He's he's on the plane he no. I don't know when this news came out. He might have already been in the air on. Its way to la by this news of so sorry to that plane because he had the senses and boom. It all happened there but kevin as somebody who loves for. How does this strike you. Get you d like this. I am so excited like this. Looks like they're doing a bunch of crazy things. We're gonna get some weird weapons. I'm i'm buying rick. I'm buying superman like without a doubt. I am so excited for this. I'm not a big fan of the superman design but it right like math. You know what i mean like. Get my money. they did it. Look at the way he's dropping in on on. I love the me impose. Oh my god. I hate to be flying that way
God of War 2018 Sequel Delayed to 2022
"In the past week or so. Some of the big news was that sony has delayed the next iteration of their god of war franchise. Originally the video game was announced back before the playstation five released in two thousand twenty And it had a twenty twenty one released. Most people assumed that that release was going to be a a holiday. Timing release late twenty twenty one however this week we we We found out. That sony has gone ahead and pushed it to twenty twenty two. And you know that it's a little bit disappointing because there aren't a whole lot of bona fide. Ps five hits coming in twenty twenty one you know we've got a new ratchet clank game which releases this month june twenty one in maybe Horizon forbidden west. I'm not sure. I don't know if that had a a twenty one hundred days off top of my head so sony santa monica which typically does these God of war games In his handling the this new one They pushed it back. And what does that mean for the console. What does that mean for the immediate Success in twenty twenty one four sony. I'm not sure i don't. I don't necessarily know how the promise of a game god of war which The ps four's gotta war game was a
Dell Sued Over Alienware Laptop’s ‘Unprecedented Upgradeability’ Claims
"Has been sued over alienware laptops unprecedented. A great ability claims customers claimed dell's marketing campaign was false and misleading. And tell them that they'd be able to update the alienware area area. Fifty one m are one laptop but there was never any upgrade components available largely because until didn't do upgrade for that particular chip series and there is no option to do that but yet dell had announced that that laptop as expensive as it was would be able to be upgraded. Lear saving people money and that did not happen. People are upset and starting a lawsuit
The League of Legends Championship Series Is Gearing Up
"One of the LCS summer, split just wrapped up in man. Does North American League of Legends? Never failed to entertain Team Liquid losing their first game with a split the TSM in in response. They bent their start top laner in Alpha replacing them. A cademy teams Jenkins for the spring. Split Champions, Cloud Nine's, post MSI performance left. Something to be desired after a one and two-week had seen. I had benched, they're bot laner in spent before the weekends and apparently that was just not the move to make TSM and Immortals were the only two squads walk away with a three and a record to start the split. And these events were to continue that entertaining start
Horizon Forbidden West: Free Climbing, New Combat Details
"Today we're talking a little bit about again you may have heard about. Even last week. Horizon forbidden west Now of course resum been west. Got a really big state of play presentation We saw. I think it was fourteen minutes of new gameplay and we got a deep dive into some of the combat reversal mechanics. We got to see some of their like fun. Interesting takes on a san francisco thousand years in the future and overtaken by A lot of not great stuff happening in the world. as as the human race became extinct. Thanks to robots But in addition to all of that. I also got to do an interview with the game's narrative director and the game and we chatted a little bit about Some extra details about the game play in the story and stuff that i thought it'd be fun to go through up before we do mitchell. I wanted to get your sort of general reactions. Obviously markinor on the live reaction episode from last week about someone who who watched it as well and as you've mentioned on this week's episode started her zero don again. What what did you think of the presentation kidding. Incredible no the like. I said the main episode Watching this like my mind driving motivation was like okay. I need re download horizon. I need to play this game again. Because i need to be reminded of of how good this game is just to get ready for for this upcoming sequel One of the issues. I had with The original horizon was that You know the the combat between the dinosaurs was absolutely incredible and was super tactical. And there's so many different things that you could do. But then when you fought against human enemies know it kind of wasn't exactly that same kind of groundbreaking experience and watching watching this. It seems to address that almost right out of the gate dealing with human enemies seems much more fun and you know for reasons. I'm sure we'll get into as we go over the interview that you did but yeah i was super impressed. I think this game and tastic and it really seems to be listening to feedback on on things that maybe didn't hit us hard in the original game.
OneTeam Partners Acquires Esports and Gaming Agency Theorycraft
"Folks, I'm Kevin Correia in this is Yuri Sports minute. Huge investment news. Coming out of Esports is one team partners one of the largest North American professional athlete agencies backed by the NFL and MLB players associations they required a Siri craft The Advisory firm focused on gaming Esports. They'll be integrated into one team as their skill. Set and audience engagement ability are viewed as a huge and valuable asset with the acquisition one team could look to make major Headway in the Eastward seen, which is an interesting move for the athletic agency now. No numbers on the cost of this acquisition has been made
E3 2021 Schedule is Announced
"E three twenty twenty one schedule has been revealed. Didn't know ladies and gentlemen of course next week is e- three a giant live show. It's back it's digital only happening of course. Starting on the twelfth through end of the fifteenth saturday the twelfth of june through the june fifteenth today easily put out a press release. I will start at the most important. Paragraph hosted by alex mendez. Jackie jane and greg miller the injury twenty twenty one broadcast feature major publishers showcase upset major publisher showcases press conferences industry panels extended livestreams special celebrity guest appearances and more now. Here's what i put in an interesting addition. I'm about to get into the schedule of events for what they've done but what you're going to find. Is they basically are saying. Hey we start at ten. Am and there's all these different things that happen if people are like dude this fucking socks. This isn't a schedule. This just you saying what people are on what days which is fine. But you're not putting out an actual times e three themselves tweeted this today real talk. Everyone would love a complete schedule. Every time listed on it but announcing days slash times is one hundred percent perogatives of the many participants the many partners participating in this year show. So we'll keep updating you on here as they choose reveal so you stay in the loop cool. Cooley i thought it was a weird wanted to do though you know what i mean like a weird messaging kind of like throwing the publishers under the bus but well it's weird. I definitely want to talk about this. So i'm happy. We're positive here. Because i do think it's great that he threes being transparent about this and explaining why we're choices are being made but i still don't understand why we're choices are being made sure. This is putting on the publishers. It is on the publishers. They are the ones doing this. But at this point why haven't they committed already like why is it. Each is the ring when the esa right now. Is the ringleader. Supposedly trying to coordinate everything.
Netflix Reportedly Plans Push Into Video Games Market
"Netflix added four million new subscribers around the world in q one. That's nearly four times fewer than last key. One it's even two and a half times fewer than key ones one thousand nine hundred and pre pandemic. meanwhile the time people spend watching. Netflix has flatlined about an hour a day. According to on numbers to reenter joins us a growth. In engagement on the platform could video games. Be the answer. Asks insider intelligence analyst daniel carnahan he asks because netflix may be preparing to expand into video games as earliest twenty twenty to suggest the information after they discovered netflix's was looking to hire an executive to oversee a new gaming push axios then said net flicks is looking to provide its subscribers. They suite of downloadable games similar to apple arcade offering an assortment of a licensed necks. Ip an original content from independent
Riot Confirms LEC Will Be Back to Online Play for 2021
"James confirm two month. Old media Outlets earlier today, that they're League of Legends. LEC events will return to online play for their upcoming 20, 21, summer, split currently pandemic rules and regulations are in flux in Europe and not specifically Germany. Where the LEC studio is located, just outside of Berlin, Maximilian peterschmidt the head of Esports for Europe, says that bringing players back on a regular basis, once it is safe and legal to do. So, remains our priority, the step back highlights, the difficulties tournament organizers will face in the months to come, not just for League of Legends, but for any major e sports
Call of Duty League and Overwatch League Loosen Sponsorship Restrictions
"Call of duty league and the overwatch league recently announced. They are loosening restrictions on the types of sponsorship deals. That franchises can make with outside companies. This means that both leagues will allow individual teams to obtain obtain sponsorship deals from previously excluded sectors such as gambling and liquor businesses. We continue to see signs of desperation from activision blizzard's franchised leagues. They had previously towed a very lofty family friendly line now that the leagues are struggling to generate revenue grow or attract an audience. It makes sense that previous ideals would be sacrificed for profit. It's unlikely that either league will lose much in the way of viewership as a consequence of this change and it should open up new revenue opportunities. But it's still stinks of
Want to Talk About Video Games?
"That everyone who listens to talking tech knows you and i like video games. But there's so many games out there. We can't get to them all let alone do a deep dive on them right. Yes absolutely so. One of our editors josh avera came up with this idea of giving readers forum at usa today to talk about a beloved game or anything else in video games. They're passionate about so you can go to tech dot. Usaa dot com. Go to video games and one of the examples of this is a story about microtransactions written by it professional leaf morganson. If you play video games you've likely come. Across a micro transaction is basically. When you're in the middle of a game and you get a prompt that asks you if you want to pay say dollar or two dollars or more for suffolk virtual money or upgrades to your character. Now as leaf points out you can usually earn virtual credit in the game to pay for those things. But if you're like me or fear like other players you might not be as patient One example he brings up is a sports video game and with a lot of the sports video games. They have a mode where you can create your own player and say do this in the nba. And you can start from rookie season and work your way up in as you play each game you'll build up your skills and you'll get better and better so you might start out like with a sixty rating out of one hundred but in order to have a player that can be competitive. You might want to get it up to eighty five or ninety or something like that so trying to grind that out and get to that level can take a while you have to play a lot of games and it can take depending on how much time. You're spending several weeks a month. How retakes or you can spend money. And that means that you know in on top of the money you may have spent on a console game for example like sixty dollars or seventy. If you're on next gen you're talking about paying way more for video game than you expected so in this story leaf admits that he pays his way sometimes but suggests you get more out of earning your experience and at the same time giving game companies all your money by trying to develop your character naturally instead of using it with your dollars.
Andrew Alliance Shares His Review of Dying Light 2
"Andrew you our guests she get first pick of stories. What would you consider to be your story of the week. Dying light was really good. I'm glad we're able to get an update from them. And i watched the trailer and it was absolutely amazing. So just the divide for. I am legend and higher able to go through the city. And it's it's beautiful. And i'm glad we've got an update from those guys so absolutely fantastic. Yeah we got. We got a number of pre three games being showcased trying to get a little spotlight before the big week of the summer of games is what was really gonna be and a number of games like i said getting the spotlight. Getting a game played trailers for the first time. I'm sure we'll talk about all of them. I was gonna go grab. I completely forgot before we started. I was going to go. Grab my t shirt. That i got. That says dying too. I saw at first year. Which i think is at least two years old. Maybe three years old at least two years old. Yeah still have that shirt. I saw at first. But i didn't see it before right before it came out because it's been quite a while but it sounds like it's actually coming out december seven dying light to as you said We got a a new gameplay trailer. We get the official title which is dying light to stay human. Stay human. you know like that. Try to avoid being something other than you and yeah they talk about a number of big game play systems that result from choices that consequences happen based on how you interact with the world a lot of zombies chasing ya ngo you are fan of this franchise i take it. This is why you're excited i. I'm excited. I don't really play a lot of like you know horror games but there's just something abided than i. I want to