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Psyonix Releases the Season 8 Update for Rocket League

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:

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Dark Souls Lights Up on Twitch Once Again

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”

Bethesda Stream Teases of a Possible Fallout Game

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”

PUBG is Suing Fortnite for Copyright Infringement

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”

Battlefield V Leaves Mixed Impressions After Its Reveal

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:

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Black Ops 4 vs Twitch Part IV: Call of Duty Survival

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”

OuterHeaven: The Twitch Channel for Metal Gear Solid Fans & Speedrunners

At the dawn of the PlayStation back in the mid 90’s as well as the emergence of the Nintendo 64, video games were all about platformers such as Crash Bandicoot, Super Mario, Donkey Kong, and Banjo Kazooie. It was also the prime for 2D fighting games like every Street Fighter crossover there is along with The King of Fighters. The action games were mostly found on the PC, with arena shooter games such as DOOM, Star Wars: Dark Forces and Duke Nukem 3D were the center of it all.  It was also the uprising of J-RPGs, transitioning from 2D to 3D in a classic turn-based gameplay. We have the Final Fantasy series and Chrono Trigger in that genre. And finally, the popularity of survival horror games such as the Resident Evil trilogy, Silent Hill, The Clock Tower, and Alone in the Dark. Continue reading “OuterHeaven: The Twitch Channel for Metal Gear Solid Fans & Speedrunners”

Summit1G Punches the Camera, Internet Reacts

Hey, remember that sudden burst of fisticuffed rage by Summit1G back on May 11, 2018 during a practice session for the H1Z1: Fight for the Crown tournament? No? Well take a good look: https://clips.twitch.tv/DullSuperChinchillaRitzMitz

Yes, that was him ragequitting in a training session with his team. The stream ended abruptly after just a few hours instead of the usual 7 to 8+ hours that he did. Of course, after such hasty act, the internet blew up. Here is a subreddit post from u/chadochocinqo: https://www.reddit.com/r/LivestreamFail/comments/8is7ga/summit_loses_it_practicing_for_h1z1_online/

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