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Fortnite has a PUBG-style Battle Royale game mode coming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 mins ago

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has left effects throughout the entire gaming industry, and now Epic Games is getting into the Battle Royale style games with their own Fortnite title.

 

 

Fortnite: Battle Royale will be - if you haven't already guessed it, a Battle Royale gameplay mode for Fortnite. If you don't know about Fortnite, it's a cartoonish (think Team Fortress 2) style, building-focused, zombie game.

 

The new Fortnite: Battle Royale will be released on September 26 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 - and it'll be free to play, too.

Project CARS 2 dev working on Fast and the Furious game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 16 mins ago

Project CARS 2 is about to slide onto the market, with news breaking that developer Slightly Mad Studios is working on a new Fast and the Furious game.

 

 

Eurogamer reports that the CEO of Slightly Mad Studios, Ian Bell, teased the game in a big way. Bell said: "Guess what the latest Need for Speed game is doing and have a think about which Hollywood film they're copying, and then I can tell you we have a six-year deal with that major Hollywood company that'll beat what Need for Speed is doing. For the next six years".

 

Considering the kind of money that Fast and the Furious makes with each movie, it makes sense for there to be a game to tie into it. What do you think about the Project CARS developer making a Fast and the Furious game? What would you want to see in the game itself?

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$150 copy of NBA 2K18 costs half of Switch console price

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 3 mins ago

2K Games is selling a $150 copy of NBA 2K 18 on the Nintendo Switch...which is half of the console's asking cost. Yes, really.

 

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In today's industry the gaming world is inundated with expensive collector's editions, pre-order bonuses, season passes, and over-priced digital deluxe special edition gold-platinum mega editions, publishers it seems games-makers are all too eager to sell you anything but the base $59.99 copy of the game. One such explosively expensive digital version has popped up on the Nintendo Switch's eShop and is asking gamers to spend $150--or 50% of the Switch's $299 price tag--on a single game: NBA 2K18.

 

The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold version costs a staggering $150, easily making it the most expensive game on the Switch's eShop. Yes, this kind of thing has invaded the Switch too--no longer is it the last bastion of hope against crazy expensive video game temptations. A quick cursory search showed that there are currently no other digital deluxe versions of games available on the Switch storefront. So what do you get if you spend $150 on this edition? 250,000 VC, which are units to spend on the game's massively lucrative microtransaction packs, 40 MyTEAM Packs--what you spend VC on--that are only doled out once a week, and a bunch of in-game digital jerseys and shoes.

 

Yes, really.

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Xbox's Phil Spencer promoted to vice president of gaming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 11 mins ago

Xbox division head Phil Spencer has now been promoted to a bigger leadership role at Microsoft, a move that strongly re-iterates the technology titan's support for gaming.

 

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Phil Spencer, the man who's credited with essentially "saving" the Xbox brand and reversing significant damage incurred by the 2013 Xbox One launch, has now been promoted to a new role in Microsoft's executive branch. Mr. Spencer is now the Executive Vice President, Gaming at Microsoft, a promotion from his previous role as Head of Xbox

 

"Phil Spencer is executive vice president, Gaming at Microsoft. In this role, Spencer is accountable for leading Microsoft's gaming business across all devices and services," the company's leadership profile reads. "With his team and game development partners, Spencer continues to push the boundaries of creativity, technical innovation and fun across gaming genres, audiences and devices."

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Broker: Nintendo to sell 130 million Switch by 2020

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 14 mins ago

Nintendo will sell 130 million units of its Switch handheld-console hybrid in four years of availability, investment firm Credit Suisse predicts.

 

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Japanese console-maker Nintendo has been lifted to "outperform" status by Swiss investment broker Credit Suisse, who now forecasts the company to sell around 130 million Switch consoles by 2020. This prediction, which would see the Nintendo Switch beating the mega-popular Wii and the 3DS' current 67.08 hardware sales by 94% in four years, is predicated wholly on the basis that the Switch will be accepted mainly as a handheld by consumers. However Nintendo has been adamant in defining the Switch as a "home console first and foremost," and the portability aspect is seen as a sidenote, despite the fact regions like Japan thrive on handheld gaming.

 

Credit Suisse analyst Keiichi Yoneshima explains the prediction by saying the Switch will hit its sales peak about three years after its launch, or 2020 during Nintendo's fiscal 2019 year timeline.

 

"As Nintendo's Switch is a unique game platform for use as either a console or handheld, there was initially some uncertainty over whether its sales cycle would more closely resemble that of a console or handheld. Although the Switch is currently categorized as more of a console, we expect it to sell like a handheld," the analyst said.

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Monster Hunter World launches January 2018

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago

Capcom's new MMO-style Monster Hunter game gets an official release date, and it's sooner than we expected!

 

 

Monster Hunter World will see a simultaneous global release on January 26, 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One, Capcom today confirmed at this year's Tokyo Game Show. A PC version will release sometime later in the year. The game, which brings players from all across the world together with online-based co-op play, sees gamers entering an engaging and dynamic world replete with seamless map roaming, drop-in and drop-out multiplayer, and tons of monsters that're bound to a realistic food chain. In a recent article I admitted Monster Hunter World looks truly alive, and I can't wait to return to a proper console-based MonHun experience.

 

Launching this ambitious online game in January means the title will fall within Capcom's fiscal year 2018 timeline, which ends on March 31, 2018. This will ensure the publisher ends its fiscal year with massive earnings from the landmark RPG--not only is the game a mainline entry in the massively popular Monster Hunter franchise, but it's an online game which offers tremendous potential for monetization.

 

The developer plans to sell a combined 10.3 million units of Monster Hunter World and Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, and forecasts that both games will make up 44.78% of games sold throughout the fiscal year period. You can read more about Capcom's financial performance here.

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Left Alive is Square Enix's shot at survival mech action

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

Square Enix today announced a brand new IP called Left Alive, a new "dark and gritty" survival shooter set in a war-torn world with mechs.

 

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The new shooter was revealed at the Tokyo Game Show 2017 event in Japan, but official details are sparse. The publisher notes that Left Alive is a "survival action shooter," and mech suits are shown in the official teaser. Key Japanese developers including the game director for the beloved Armored Core series have joined the Left Alive team to give it a distinct style and flair.

 

Square Enix has recruited talented alums like Toshifumi Nabeshima (who directed the Armored Core series), and Takayuki Yanase (mech designer, Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Xenoblade Chronicles X) to flesh out the world and the survival mechanics. Last but certainly not least, Yoji Shinkawa splashes life into the game with the instantly recognizable style from Metal Gear artwork.

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Rocket League Autumn Update available September 28

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Rocket League's Autumn Update is shaping up to be a huge update with seasonal arenas, time-limited events, new battle-cars and items, transparent goalposts and the start of competitive play for Season 6.

 

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Set for a Septmber 28 release, the Autumn Update features some PC-exclusive updates aimed at esports with LAN support and Tournaments mode being added. Tournaments mode will be a beta build before being released to consoles next year.

 

Tournaments mode will allow for custom tournaments to be created by users, with the major concept driven to expand Rocket League's already growing esports scene. On the topic of esports, new this update also features Director mode, a cinematic presentation that again enhances Rocket League's appeal towards esport viewing.

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 launch nearly didn't happen

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Larians Studios' epic ARPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 nearly didn't launch on its scheduled release date. In a Kickstarter update Larians Studios' Founder Swen Vincke, revealed that a power outage of not just the studio, but the entire city (Ghent, Belgium) caused some stressful hours prior to launch.

 

 

This power outage wasn't the only issue encountered by the team, Swen also reveals that the PC they had planned to use for uploading the final build to Steam refused to boot. In the end, Swen and his team were able to upload the build in time for a successful launch. There is some bad news with translations for other languages not available at launch, this is due to writers making late changes and not having time to voice other languages. However, this update should be released this week.

 

It appears the public are happy with D:OS2, with over 85,000 concurrent users recorded on Steam today. This is a huge achievement and I would expect this to push over the 100k mark, remember that D:OS2 is also released on GoG so there may already be over 100k concurrent players across both platforms.

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Thieves rob van full of Total War: Warhammer 2 CE's

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

If you've seen Oceans Eleven or The Italian Job, you would be familiar with movies based upon pulling off the perfect heist to steal precious cargo. In Milton Keynes, UK the perfect heist has been pulled off, if you're a fan of the Total War series that is.

 

 

Total War: Warhammer 2, set for release September 28, has fallen victim to the greatest heist of the century as a van transporting copies of its collector's edition was robbed.

 

"We'd like to reassure fans who have pre-ordered their Serpent God Edition that this incident will not affect them receiving their copy," Total War brand director Rob Bartholemew said. "Copies of the game obtained before launch will not be playable until the game is activated at 8am BST on launch day."

 

Unfortunately for the thieves, their perfect heist has a certain flaw. The thieves are unable to play Total War: Warhammer 2 until it launches. Instead, the thieves will be have to make to with the Lizardmen-inspired 'Puzzle Sphere' that is included with the Serpent God Edition.

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