Today's game graphics are so close to reality that it's sometimes hard to tell whether it is a photograph or a scene from the latest game. Although the video gaming would not reach mainstream popularity until the 1970s and 80s, with arcade video games, gaming consoles and PC games, the first games were actually created about twenty years earlier.
What is considered to be the first video game - Tennis for Two, was released on this day, October 18th, 1958. American physicist William Higinbotham and technician Robert V. Dvorak, who created the game, displayed it on an oscilloscope and played with two custom aluminum controllers.
The game was pretty simple - it was rendered as a horizontal line, representing the tennis court, and a vertical line in the center, representing the tennis net. It was designed for two players, as the game says, who would hit and point the ball with a button on their controller.
Watch Dogs 2's PC port has been delayed to November 29 to ensure the game launches with key PC features intact, including multi-GPU support, 4K support, uncapped FPS, and much more.
Ubisoft is taking Watch Dogs 2 very, very seriously, so they've delayed the game two weeks on PC. The publisher affirms this delay will ensure a number of PC-specific features at launch, including 4K support, no FPS cap and frame rate optimization, full SLI/CrossFire support with multi-GPU setups, FOV sliders, Ultra texture packs, TXAA, MSAA, and much more.
"Our team is committed to quality and delivering the best Watch_Dogs experience possible. Therefore, we have made the tough but necessary decision to move the launch date for the PC version of Watch_Dogs 2 to November 29th. With this extra time, we'll be able to ensure that Watch Dogs 2 runs smoothly across a broad range of hardware, as well as add that extra polish to those features which matter the most to our community. Watch_Dogs 2 features a multitude of PC-specific improvements, including full 4K support with Ultra Textures and Extra Details options, and uncapped FPS, along with a host of other features and options requested by our community," reads the update.
PS4 owners will get exclusive free access to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's second multiplayer beta test weekend.
Activision's deal with Sony extends to Infinite Warfare's beta test, and if you own a PS4, you'll be able to try out Infinite Warfare's multiplayer starting on Friday, October 21 at 10AM PST (1PM EST) till Monday, October 24 at 10AM PST (1PM EST).
Xbox One owners are still gated off by a code, and have to pre-order a copy of the game in order to get in the beta.
After breaking the internet with image teases, Rockstar Games finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2. Sadly, there's no mention of a PC release at launch.
In a Facebook post, Rockstar revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2's Fall 2017 release date applies to PS4 and Xbox One, meaning PC gamers will have to wait...again. This isn't anything new for PC gamers; we've waited a year and a half for GTA V to launch on PC, but it was well worth the wait, and I'm expecting RDR2 will be as well. Think of it this way; console gamers will be essentially beta testing the game for its impending PC launch.
Red Dead Redemption 2 will usher in online multiplayer to the Red Dead franchise, likely carrying over Rockstar's GTA Online mechanics to the Western frontier. The studio affirms that RDR2 will feature "a new kind of multiplayer experience," hinting the online mechanics will be different than the wildly successful GTA Online. Take-Two and Rockstar also trademarked Red Dead Online domains, so expect this to be the name of the service (go figure).
After two days of teasing, Rockstar Games has finally let the cat out of the bag: it's Red Dead Redemption 2, folks.
Rockstar today announced Red Dead Redemption 2, a sequel to 2011's landmark Red Dead Redemption. It'll feature an "epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland," and deliver a "brand new multiplayer experience." Since Rockstar just filed a trademark for Red Dead Online, we could expect to see a more dynamic GTA Online-style online system for RDR2. Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch Fall 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and a trailer will drop this Thursday at 11am EST.
"Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland. The game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience."
Rockstar's new Red Dead game may have its own online component similar to the mega-popular Grand Theft Auto Online.
Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive have trademarked a Red Dead Online domain name, strongly hinting that the new Red Dead 3 will have dynamic online features. Given the wild success of GTA Online, it's no surprise that Take-Two wants to apply the revenue-earning scheme to its other popular IPs, namely the Western-themed Red Dead franchise.
The studio has already issued out two teaser pics for the new Red Dead game, the second of which apparently shows the legendary gunslingers of the Magnificent Seven. Past reports indicate Red Dead 3 will actually be called Legends of the Old West, and will be set in a prequel timeline with a massive open world to explore. The rumors state that more than one playable character will be featured, along with many of the most famous outlaw gunslingers of the era.
The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner and to celebrate game developer, Psyonix have brought back their awesome 2015 Halloween special free in-game items set to release on Rocket League next week!
On October 18, gamers will be able to access the new 'Bone King Topper' and 'Ghost Topper', a fuzzy skull antenna that scares off opponents. The 'Netherworld Rocket Boost' has also been added to the Halloween featurettes as the extra boost will stream behind floating green skulls as you leave everyone in the ghoulish dust.
The items will be available to unlock until November 1, giving gamers just on two weeks to enjoy the ghostly themed perks exclusive to the game. Rocket Leauge is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Don't miss your chance to gain this creepy addition for Halloween 2016!
The Vancover-based indie studio United Front Games, the devs behind Sleeping Dogs, is shutting down.
The dev team hasn't posted anything to Twitter or Facebook just yet, but you can no longer purchase Smash+Grab on Steam, so it's likely true. Best known for making the excellent open-world uncover yakuza game Sleeping Dogs, United Front Games was one of Canda's largest games studios. They opened shop in 2007, and it's sad to see them go--especially since this pretty much destroys all hope of a bonafide Sleeping Dogs sequel.
A bitter-sweet finish is coming to the frightening and suspense filled 'Friday the 13th' game. Developer Gun Media has announced that they will be delaying the game's release as the company will be adding a single player experience in addition to the multiplayer mode.
The studio stated: "While the addition of single player and AI bots means a bigger game for all, they also mean a delay from a fall 2016 release window to a new launch window scheduled for spring 2017."
The single player feature will include online and offline play that will allow gamers to complete missions that come direct from the films. Character Tommy Jarvis, known for killing the infamous 'Jason' will join team line-up as a new playable map, 'Packanack Lodge' will now be featured in the exclusive content. Customers who backed via Kickstarter or pre-ordered the game will be given access to beta at the end of 2016, whilst the multiplayer game release has now been scheduled for 2017, with the single-player (including AI bots) version planned not far behind.
It was thought that after Riot Games spoke to audiences earlier this year, the idea of a sandbox mode for hit game 'League of Legends' was certainly out of the question, the news created much talk between players as the vibe wasn't pleasant. Though recent announcements made by the company, comes bearing good news! Riot has been making headlines with their change of heart towards the sandbox mode.
Riot's post announcing the Practice Tool teased: "We are doing our best to make this tool inclusive to people at every level. Everyone from Bronze to Challenger should see value in a single-player training mode to practice mechanics and map movement, but we're currently not looking to develop a multiplayer training tool for organized team drills or pro-play specifically. Once we get the first version out, we'll pay close attention to see if we missed anything in terms of how to become better by yourself."
With this announcement made it means that the practice tool is very much in the works. The feature will allow gamers to be able obtain the following:
- Unlimited gold
- Instant cooldown resets
- Level locking
- Minion freezing