Just like that, with a handful of high profile games, Sony clearly has won E3…so far. Although I have to admit it seems like Sony had a tough competition versus Microsoft since the latter has brought justice for their poor presentation last year. But on the second day of E3, PlayStation fans along with Ubisoft loyalists are excited about the upcoming games.
Everyone is delighted by the surprises by what the PS4 will have to offer for its consumers for the next 2 years. Even if you aren’t a PlayStation owner, you’d still be hyped after seeing so many wonderful games that will come out within the remainder of 2018 and the rest of 2019; Another bizarre cinematic by Hideo Kojima, a return of a classic survival horror game, a PS exclusive for the Marvel fans, a brand-new samurai game that fans call it the “Assassin’s Creed Japan we never got,”, a round of Ubisoft games and the much-awaited sequel to Naughty Dog’s highest-rated game of all time. Let’s get to it: Continue reading “E3 Day 2 – Sony Wows the Audience with Amazing New Games”
E3, or Electronic Entertainment Expo, is gaming’s largest event and biggest convention with developers and publishers from left to right showcasing brand new games, juicy updates for ongoing games and potentially new hardware for the gaming junkies. This year, the community has branded E3 2018 to be “the most ambitious E3 yet” and judging by Day One, it’s already looking much better than last year’s lackluster presentations. So far, EA has done a press conference and a moment to shine for Microsoft Xbox and Bethesda on the very first day of the event.
Over on Twitter, Psyonix brought out the big guns and finally released a summer-themed update for gaming’s favorite competitive sport, Rocket League. Over on Twitter, they posted the latest release of the game just last May 29, 2018:
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Dark Souls in the Top Games spot on Twitch. The last time it had lots of viewers was back in 2016 when Dark Souls III came out. But now here we are in 2018 and suddenly the very first Dark Souls is at it again just like it’s 2013 all over again on the live streaming website.
This is mainly due to the recent release of Dark Souls Remastered in May 2018. From Software, the developer of Dark Souls, aimed to optimize better performance for the classic 2011 game that everyone knew and love with proper screen resolutions, FXAA, adjustments to the refreshment rate of monitors, anti-aliasing, and higher rendering. They even finally fixed the fps lag in Blighttown—a map that Dark Souls veterans consider the worst map in the game due to slow framerate and difficult navigation. Continue reading “Dark Souls Lights Up on Twitch Once Again”
May 29, 2018. A day that no one on Twitch expected a surprise livestream by Bethesda Game Studios themselves (www.twitch.tv/bethesda). So what was in the stream? Nothing but a Pip-Boy bobblehead and a TV that displayed Fallout’s signature Vault-Tec “Please Stand By” static screen. That was it, really. But this is Fallout we are talking about here. Even if Todd Howard just livestreamed himself doing an ASMR whispering “Fallout” or “Skyrim Remastered” over and over again, people are still going to flock to the stream. And in the case of Bethesda’s broadcast, it peaked over 140,000 viewers. Continue reading “Bethesda Stream Teases of a Possible Fallout Game”
It finally happened. Korean game company PUBG Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, if there are any clear copies based on the former. The lawsuit was filed as early as January according to a PUBG Corp. representative, as stated in Korea Times.
Ever since the release of Fortnite Battle Royale, PUBG Corp. did show much concern over their competition that would overshadow them in every way possible in the next months leading to the current year of 2018. “We are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known,” said PUBG Corp. in a statement back in September 2017. Those “concerns” include the UI, similar gameplay, rules and objectives of the game as well as the overall familiar structure between PUBG and Fortnite. Continue reading “PUBG is Suing Fortnite for Copyright Infringement”
On May 23, 2018, EA has released the long-awaited world premiere of the Battlefield V trailer. Fans were hoping it would be a trailer that will surpass Call of Duty Black Ops 4’s world premiere as EA always had since the revelation of Battlefield 3 in 2011. But my oh my, how the tables have turned. As much as the trailer was pretty impressive and being the usual over-the-top action as Battlefield always has been in the past years, this time around, not everyone was happy about what they saw. If you haven’t watched the trailer yet, we got you covered:
Lastly, in this series about Black Ops 4 and how it could make an influence on Twitch and the gaming community as a whole, we’ll be talking about what majority of the Black Ops community consider as the best game mode in the franchise: Zombies.
Zombies are one of the earliest oversaturated genres in video games ever since the huge influence brought in by Capcom’s phenomenal survival horror game Resident Evil back in the mid-90s. The undead supernatural creatures popped up in almost every video game especially during the late 2000s, specifically 2008 when Left4Dead was a popular hit thanks to Valve. Ever since then, the cooperative multiplayer survival genre was full of zombies with different archetypes, appearing in different categories of video games from horror, action to platformers.
In the same year of 2008, Treyarch released Call of Duty: World at War—the successor to the smash hit Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. This time, they went back to the classic WWII shooter that they were always known for. However, unlike their previous games, WaW was the “dirtiest” of them all: excessive gore, unfiltered strong language, horrific war acts and the moral lesson that there are really no good guys in war—just men trying to survive against the opposition. Continue reading “Black Ops 4 vs Twitch Part IV: Call of Duty Survival”