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
David Brevik, one of the original founders of Blizzard North and the Diablo series, has officially confirmed he isn't working on Diablo IV.
If you've followed our past Diablo coverage, you already know that Diablo IV is almost assuredly in the works. Now there's a rumor going around that Diablo IV could be unveiled at Blizzcon 2016, as per a cryptic teaser Blizzard may have put on a D4 dice found in a Blizzcon goodie bag.
Other rumors say that David Brevik was recently seen at Blizzard's offices, possibly working on the new Diablo game. Speculation was further fueled when Tweeted about being "proud to be the adviser for the game that pushes this genre to new heights," and everyone thought this meant Brevik was working on Diablo again. Sadly, the dev has officially debunked these rumors: he's not working on Diablo IV or any future Diablo games.
We know that Blizzard is working on a new Diablo project, and I recently predicted that the project would be unveiled at Blizzcon 2016. It could be Diablo IV, or maybe even the Diablo II HD remaster, but now we have even more evidence of a major Diablo-related reveal at the event next month.
There's quite a bit of evidence that Blizzard is making Diablo IV, and most of it is official: Blizzard originally posted a listing for a Diablo game director for a "new unannounced game" that will "lead the Diablo series into the future," and the studio is also hiring other positions like a senior concept artist that will help tell the "countless stories left to tell in the Diablo universe."
Now it looks like Blizzard has hidden a little cryptic teaser in its Blizzcon 2016 goodie bags, hinting we could see Diablo IV unveiled at the event. According to YouTuber Rhykker, Blizzard put something special on the four-sided "D4" dice found in the Blizzcon 2016 goodie bag: 11 4, which could mean November 4. Blizzcon is being held from November 4-5, and gamers are thinking the dates printed on a D4 dice means Diablo IV will be announced during Blizzcon's first day on November 4.
Online source 'Nintendo Everything' has captured the attention of the gaming world with the latest Pokémon scoop. Bandai Namco recently revealed a brand new game trailer to the public, showcasing their new Pokémon 'Scizor'. The character is best known as 'Hassam' in Japan and will be coming to the arcade version of Pokkén Tournament.
Scizor will be added to the tournament in a week's time as the mon's official release premieres October 20. This comes as the second Pokémon to debut exclusively to the arcade version following the previous launch of 'Darkrai' back in July earlier this year. The Pokkén Tournament line-up, with the addition of Scizor, this makes 18 playable fighters and 30 support Pokémon.
The red, steel-plated mon will also be able to evolve into a bigger and better Pokémon as it transforms into 'Mega Scizor'. For now it has not been released as to whether or not the Pokemon will be added to the Nintendo Wii U version's roster.
The scariest night of the year is just around the corner and to celebrate it Bethesda have kicked off with a Halloween special for the Elder Scrolls Online, running for the entire month of October. Though this isn't the first game to have an exclusive Halloween feature as earlier this week, Blizzard released new creepy skins, sprays, and poses for Overwatch, whilst Bungie hinted to gamers that more seasonal events are coming to Destiny, one of which may be themed around Halloween this month.
Amongst all the spooky featurettes announced for the gaming industry, The Elder Scrolls Online, 'The Witches Festival,' is now a part of the Halloween exclusive. Players who want to enjoy the full Witches Festival experience will first have to claim their free Crow Caller from the Crown Store and complete the quest that gets assigned to them. Once the quest is complete, players will then gain the Witchmother's Whistle and the Witchmother's Cauldron. Those two items will give players the opportunity to take on the form of the Undead, and while in that state can acquire new Halloween items.
In zombie form, players have the chance to obtain the exclusive Plunder Skulls after eliminating head bosses. These skulls are important as they contain items such as masks, recipes, and a Hollowjack crafting theme. Once the event concludes, players can keep the Witchmother's Whistle, but means that they won't able to utilize the zombie mode. For those who aren't afraid of the dark, this one's for you.
Rockstar is slowly but surely unveiling the new Red Dead 3 game, and the latest snippet seems to verify recent rumors.
Rockstar has just posted an interesting picture of the new Red Dead game that could confirm our old Legends of the Old West rumors. The picture shows seven gunslingers, which could be the Magnificent Seven. We've posted many leaks and rumors about Red Dead 3, and the most prominent one pinpoints the game as a prequel featuring famous renegade gunslingers of the era--this folds in with the Magnificent Seven.
Rumor has it that Red Dead: Legends of the Old West will take place in a prequel timeline with "more than one playable character" (hence the seven characters shown on Rockstar's teaser) and a"much bigger open world" with famous gunslingers thrown in the mix. A leaked in-game map supports the prequel timeline rumor.
Microsoft has added three new games to their Backwards Compatibility Program list as of October 13, with the latest additions to join the transformation from Xbox 360 are: Silent Hill: Downpour, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords.
Each title was announced via Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb Twitter account, where he stated that the games were now eligible for Xbox One. As similar to other backwards altered games, if users already own any of these titles on Xbox 360, they will automatically be available in their Xbox One library. If not the games will cost the following:
This game drop comes as the second one for this week recently following the release of Jurassic Park: The Game, Battlestations: Midway, Dragon's Lair, and Tour de France 201, launched for compatibility only days ago.
Dark Souls III developer Bandai Namco has recently published a new game trailer for the title's first expansion pack, 'Ashes of Ariandel.' The DLC debuts on October 25 and is the first of two expansions planned for Dark Souls III for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The game trailer provided showcases so much more than just visual perfection. From the new PvP mode, to incredible map surroundings, those watching the preview can get a first-hand look at the game's exclusive content. New weapons, armor sets, and magic elements are amongst some of the featured items seen in newest expansion.
The Ashes of Ariandel DLC will cost players $15 and will include a $25 season pass. The DLC will be released at the same time around the world so no gamer gets to miss out, as the second expansion is expected in early 2017.
Flying Wild Hog has one of the best games on the PC in 2016, with Shadow Warrior 2 an excellent evolution of its reboot of Shadow Warrior from a few years ago. The developer has crafted one of the most customizable, and best-looking games of the year - not only that, but it includes 21:9 aspect ratio support for UltraWide monitors, SLI/CrossFire support for multi-GPU owners, and more.
Shadow Warrior 2 is also the world's first game to utilize NVIDIA's exciting new Multi-Res Shading technology, which is explained in the video above.
Here's an image showing how Multi-Res Shading works, where the direct center of the screen is rendered at 100% of the screen resolution, while the surrounding border is running at 60% of the resolution.
UPDATE: Seems this is a huge false alarm, folks, apologies for that. It's incredibly easy to fake something like this, and I was able to replicate the same results as the YouTuber. So don't expect Red Dead 3 to be called "Red Dead: Retribution." A quick update: Rockstar posts another Red Dead 3 teaser that hints towards the Legends of the Old West prequel rumors.
Rockstar Games almost broke the internet by teasing a new Red Dead game, and now we have concrete evidence that it'll be called Red Dead: Retribution.
After months of waiting and teasing, we finally have some actual evidence of Red Dead 3. As you all know, Rockstar Games recently teased the game across social media and its website, and YouTuber PsychKyle found something quite interesting in the source code on Rockstar's mainsite: a direct mention of "Red Dead: Retribution." The source code is now missing from the site.
This clashes with the reports and rumors that Red Dead 3 would be called "Legends of the Old West" and feature classic gunslingers from the time, but we still have strong reason to believe the game will be a prequel rather than a direct sequel to Red Dead Redemption 2.