Ubisoft has announced yet another free-to-play weekend for their strategic shooter Rainbow Six Siege. Players across all platforms will be able to join in on the action on November 15th.
Ubisoft has decided to make their shooter free-to-play for a weekend once again, the last month we saw Rainbow Six Siege go to free-to-play was on August 16th, with that weekend we also saw a 60% discount and it is the very same for this one. The developer has taken to their blog to post reminders about the benefits of participating in the free weekend. The post covers the basic, pre-loading of the game, playing with friends over the weekend, current purchasing options, progress and content availability.
In the entire post you will an image for each of the regions and the times the free weekend begins. The free weekend will be across all platforms; PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. For more information, please visit the official Ubisoft website here.
Nintendo of America President, Reggie Fils-Aime has commented on the coming launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, saying a December launch is tough and wished Ultimate launched earlier in the year.
In a recent interview with Kotaku, Fils-Aime discussed Nintendo's coming line-up for the end of 2018. The President expressed very strong hope towards coming Nintendo titles such as Pokemon: Let's Go Eevee & Pikachu and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There would be a few things that Fils-Aime would change though if he was given the opportunity to do so, "Would I have loved to have seen, as an example, Smash Bros. launch earlier in the year? Certainly. An early December launch is challenging. It's challenging from a business perspective. It's challenging from a retailer perspective."
Fils-Aime continues and shines light towards the growth the Nintendo Switch is having, "But having said that, as I look at the pace of growth we've had, our ability to bring Fortnite to the system, our ability to have Diablo III on the system, Wolfenstein, you look at the third-party support which has been quite strong, when you look at the independent community support which has been quite strong, I believe when you and I reconnect in January and we look at our performance through the first 22 months of its life cycle, I believe we're going to be exceptionally proud of the result here in the U.S. of what Nintendo Switch has been able to do."
Ahead of the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the games director, Masahiro Sakurai has answered some questions regarding the content of the coming game.
Sakurai has answered these questions on Japanese magazine Famitsu, some of the topics that have been covered are the introduction of Incineroar, Ken, Amiibo launches, trophy removals, spirits, online matchmaking, elite matches, piranha plant and how close the game is away from completion.
Just like in the last Smash Ultimate Direct, Sakurai reiterates the concentration Nintendo will be putting into the deciding factors that will determine the online matchmaking system. Sakurai says "The game is completely synchronized. Distance (between players) is a top deciding factor." The Director continues and sheds some light towards the completion of the game and Adventure Mode, "I'd like to write more about Adventure Mode if given the opportunity. The ROM is already complete." In the entirety of this post you will find each the answers to each of the categories that are mentioned above.
Ubisoft have announced their coming content update for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the update will be feature a bunch of content from new quests, new game features, balancing updates a raised level cap and even new mythical beasts to slay.
The November content update planned for Assassin's Creed Odyssey will be adding a bunch of new features for gamers. Starting off, we have beginning of the 'Lost Tales of Greece' questlines, the first quest is titled 'The Show Must Go On' and will take players back to the Battle of 300 in the form of an actor playing King Leonidas. The second quest is called 'Divine Intervention', players will encounter a mysterious women who will "test your qualities through several divine trials!"
The content update will also be adding 'Epic Events', in these events players will have to hunt down Epic Mercenaries or Epic Ships. Players that complete these tasks will be rewarded with either Orichalcum, new ship designs, gear or more. Ubisoft have also thrown a new boss into the mix within this content update, introducing Steropes the Cyclopes. Steropes will be found through a new quest titled 'The Lightening Bringer', players will have to defeat Steropes and upon completion will receive a legendary bow.
Epic Games has just revealed that the latest update to Fortnite in v6.30 will include a new objective-based multiplayer mode that is called Food Fight, in a blend of capture the flag and a protect-the-VIP modes. Check out the teaser video below:
Fortnite's new Food Fight game mode will see 12v12 teams that will start on their respective sides of a huge barrier, with each team protecting their respective mascot (Durrr Burger or the Tomato Head) with the barrier stopping either team from entering enemy territory for many minutes in the opening of the game, where players can build fortification to protect their mascot.
Food Fight will see you battling in the Durrr Burger and Pizza Pit, as you build defenses to defend your mascot and attack the enemy mascot... but no, well, food fights? This is a disappointment, it would've been awesome to have actual food fights in a Fortnite update called Food Fight.
Activision and Treyarch have pushed out a new update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, something that includes a one-week exclusive to the remake of Nuketown for PlayStation 4 gamers before it arrives on Xbox and PC next week.
Treyarch has also made some changes to the progression rate of the Black Market, a tweak that was made by adding Daily Tier Skips. There have been fixes made to the Zombies mode, rebalances to the multiplayer Specialists, and more. Treyarch adds: "To celebrate the launch of Nuketown, Zombies now spawn on Nuketown Island with a new Zombies Supply Stash spawn location behind the Nuketown sign".
The full Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update 1.05 notes can be found here.
I can't believe that I'm typing this but EA has just announced Command & Conquer and Command & Conquer: Red Dawn are being remastered, alongside Covert Operations, Counterstrike, and Aftermath expansions are receiving remastered love.
The news gets even better with the C&C remasters being worked on by ex-Westwood developers that formed into Petroglyph Games. Even Frank Klepacki, the composer who worked on the music for the original C&C games and other Westwood classics, is coming back to work as the composer and audio director for the Command & Conquer remakes.
Command & Conquer co-creator and Petroglyph co-founder Joe Bostic said: "Here we are 20+ years later and EA has reached out to us regarding C&C. They had decided it was about time to revisit the original C&C games to give the fans what they had been asking for. Petroglyph has many former Westwood employees and is a perfect fit for bringing the original Command & Conquer games back to life. I'm excited to revisit the original Command & Conquer and Red Alert for our legacy fans, along with introducing the games to a new audience! Our battle-plan mission is to 'remaster' rather than 'remake' the original C&C games".
ABZU developer Giant Squid Studios and publisher 505 Games are excited to announce that they will be throwing ABZU into the deep end of the Nintendo Switch on November 29th.
505 Games has released a new trailer onto their YouTube Channel to celebrate the announcement of ABZU coming to the Nintendo Switch. For players that don't know, ABZU was originally launched back in 2016 and is a underwater adventure that brings to life a gorgeous visual representation of the deep dark world of the ocean.
Players will be taking a dive into the depths of the ocean and bare witness to the amazing sea life that creates a 'mediative'-like experience that developer Giant Squid Studios has accurately implemented into their game. ABZU will be arriving to the Nintendo Switch on November 29th. It is currently available for pre-order and will be 10% off to those that do so.
Digital Extremes announced at TennoCon 2018 that they would be bringing 'Fortuna', the 2nd massive open-world update to Warframe. Now that update has been released it has caused Warframe to reach a new peak in concurrent gamers.
For a little bit of background context on the timeline of Warframe's player count, the game was released back in 2013 and then got an open world update titled 'Plains of Eidolon', this update pushed the concurrent player count to what was at the time a record of 122,000 players. On June 14th, Digital Extremes launched 'The Sacrifice' story update which rose the concurrent player count to around the 129,000 margin, both of these figures are based off Steam.
Now the 2nd open world update has been released Warframe has broken into a new high. According to GitHyp, Warframe has reached a concurrent player margin of 132,000 players. If you are interested in more of breakdown into what the 'Fortuna' update contains, check out this post here. For more information about Warframe, visit the official blog here.
The 2018 Game of the Year nominees are in and this time round we have a selection of very well received titles from across a range of different fan bases.
Some will remember the controversy last year about the nominations for Game of the Year. PUBG was just exploding and giving birth to what is now the Battle Royale genre craze, this earned it a spot in the 2017 Game of the Year nominations. Many people didn't like the idea of, what was at the time, a not completed game being in apart of the Game of the Year rewards. This year though, I don't think many people will be complaining with the games that have been selected to compete against each other.
The Game of the Year nominees for 2018 are the following: Marvel's Spider-Man for the PS4, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2, Capcom's Monster Hunter: World, Sony Santa Monica Studios' God of War, Matt Makes Games' Celeste and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyseey. If I was to give my opinion on who will be taking this years Game of the Year, I would say it would have to be a toss up between Marvel's Spider-Man and Red Dead Redemption 2. Both titles sold amazingly well are renowned as some fantastic games in their own regards. Who will take first place though? I'd be putting my money on Red Dead Redemption 2.