We live in a golden age of gaming. A time where it doesn’t matter for the most part what you game on. Because crossplay is a beautiful thing if I may add. And now because of this Xbox and PS4 players will be able to fully play pubg with one another.
Thanks to the latest update players on both consoles can now party up with one another. Prior to this they could be in the same lobby as each other but couldn’t be in the same squad. But even though they’re embracing crossplay between consoles there is no word on whether or not they’ll add PC to the mix. The test servers are live right now waiting for players to connect the bridge and play with one another as a squad finally.
Another big thing that this update has done is finally add in the 8v8 Team Deathmatch mode. Alongside with some nerfs and buffs here and there as well. And finally they added waypoints! Something the game needed for a long time now.
CD Projekt Red, the company behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the upcoming CyberPunk 2077 has officially become the second largest gaming company in europe. You may be asking yourself “well who is number one” and that answer in none other than Ubisoft.
CD Projekt Red is based in Warsaw, Poland with a market value of 8 billion dollars this week. Which is a huge jump from what they were worth only a month ago that being $6.8 billion. Compared to Ubisoft’s France based company valued at $9.6 billion. These numbers do jump a lot on a day to day level which is important to note. The $8 billion for CD Projekt Red is referred to the total value of all company shares of stock. That represented how much the company is worth and should be sold for.
A huge part of this rise is due to the Netflix Series of the Witcher. Because of the show the Witcher 3 sales rose more than 500%. And the hype for Cyberpunk 2077 is only going to help this company thrive more and more. So who knows maybe after Cyberpunk comes out CD Projekt Red might be the gaming king in europe.
It was announced that Sony will not be attending PAX East Boston this year. Due to fears of the coronavirus. Sony went on to confirm in a blog post that they will in fact not be attending PAX east this year.
“Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment made the decision to cancel its participation at PAX East in Boston this year due to increasing concerns related to COVID-19 (also known as ‘novel coronavirus’). We felt this was the safest option as the situation is changing daily. We are disappointed to cancel our participation in this event, but the health and safety of our global workforce is our highest concern,”
The people behind PAX has since update their website and has confirmed that the convention is still going to happen. And they’re going to take extra measures to make sure that the floor is safe and clean. “will take place as scheduled with enhanced cleaning and sanitization across the show, including adhering to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the COVID-19 virus.”
This comes as a big lose to fans as well because Sony was supposed to show off Doom Eternal as well as The Last Of Us Part 2.
“Although we know this makes the wait until May 29 a bit harder, we appreciate your understanding,” “Don’t worry, we’ll have more to share closer to launch.” Said Naughty Dog on twitter.
In preparation for the latest batch of fighters to come out in Dragon Ball Fighter Z Bandi Namco has just released a trailer showing off the first character we’ll be getting Kelfa. And right off the bat they got my money hands down.
Her intro starts with both Kale and Caulifla with Potara earrings on followed up with a fusion. Shortly after Kefla emerges and zooms across the field with all sorts of new found power. And of course her introduction line is just as cocky as she is in the anime making it that much more better.
Right off the bat it shows Kefla open up with a bang showing off her red ki blast attacks, and a missed combo which shows powering up and following it up with a charged ki blast. But as the fight goes on we do see her land it and follow it up with a super move that only cost 1 ki.
The move being her shooting a large amount of ki blast at you, and then following it with another Ki bar to do another which is pretty much the same move but this time she’s shooting them down as she flies towards you.
They show off a really helpful move in the fight too that allows you dash across the fighter. Even though whenever this move is done it’s blocked I think it’s safe to assume that you can follow this up with a nice combo.
The trailer does end with her styling on Vegeta using a level 2 spark followed up with some super moves. Such as a level 1 which was what we say earlier in the fight, and her level 3. Which was the same move she tried to use against Ultra Instinct Goku in the anime and it looks just as cool in the game as it did in the anime.
Lastly her outro. It’s what you’d expect it to be and honestly I’m not disappointed at all. It’s Kefla defusing with Kale and Caulifla on the ground, with Kale saying how great they are.
It was also nice seeing a bit of the new update in play as well. Such as the super bar being updated with a new look. As well as a new red/blue bar on top of the screen that’s replacing the frame rate. Kefla is set to come out later this month on the 28th, followed by Ultra Instinct Goku later this spring. Along with three mystery characters coming soon with the year 3 pass.
I’ve got some good news and bad news for you gamers out there. The good news is we are getting closer and closer to playing xbox games literally anywhere we are. The bad news is that if you wanted to be apart of the test group it’s already hit its limit.
For those who are unaware of what Project X Cloud is. It allows you to stream your xbox video games from your phone and or tablet. Think of it as something very similar to what Google Stadia is. All you need is a compatible phone and a Bluetooth Xbox controller.
It is important to note that Project X Cloud has been available to android some time now. But this is the first time it’s being rolled out to IOS. As of right now all you can play on the Iphone is Halo The Master Chief Collection. And they only made 10,000 slots available for testers.
As we get further and further with this technology it’s going to be interesting to see if this gets picked up on a massive level. Because this is something Stadia has tried to do but had a hard time getting it off the ground. Who knows maybe microsoft waited to see what would go wrong with google and perfect there’s even more. But the idea of playing Halo on my phone while at work sure does bring a smile to my face.
If you’ve been paying attention to any video game streaming services such as Mixer, Youtube, Twitch etc. You’ll notice all of these big companies have been making big plays signing huge streamers left and right to only stream and their platform. And now Facebook has just signed none other than Ronda Rousey to stream exclusively on Facebook.
On an Instagram post she describes it as “one of the rawest and most authentic mediums”. Which is why she decided to take a chance on streaming. She further went on to say that she has created this character as a fighter and wrestler, and this will let her take that mask off and be herself. “Through my streams, people can hang out with the real me, not the ‘character’ version of myself they’re used to seeing” Although she doesn’t hide from the fact that most streamers are playing a character when live. She still plans on being her true self when gaming.
Her first stream will be a charity stream on Tuesday to help the wildfires in australia. And then she’ll stream regularly every Monday morning.
And it shouldn’t surprise any Rousey fans that she loves gaming. She’s said time and time again how gaming has been such a big part in her life and how much she loves it. She even said this about pokemon “One of my favorite gaming memories happened when I was 11 years old, and [I] encountered an Articuno on Pokemon Blue for the first time. I was awestruck and thought she looked like an angel. Looking back at that same image now, I’m amazed how powerful our imaginations can be and how gaming encourages us to imagine what our reality could be instead of just accepting it for what it is—a skill that has helped me in my fighting and entertainment careers countless times”
Disney has once more reached their hand out in the gaming industry. Openingly inviting game devs to make more video games with their properties. Sean Shoptaw senor VP and interactive experiences at disney spoke in front of game devs, at DICE summit 2020 in Las Vegas on Feb 12th 2020.
“I’m here for one specific reason: to empower you to do really unique things with our [catalog],” . “We want to tap into the power of creatives across the industry. Said Shoptaw.
He wants game devs to come and have fun with what they own. Wanting more original and heart tugging stories like Jedi Fallen Order, and Marvels Spiderman game.Two games that were both highly praised by both critics and fans. Shoptaw went on to mention now that disney owns fox there is so much more they can play with. Such as Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, Avatar, Aliens, and many many more.
Before all of this disney had a long standing relationship with only two other developers. One being EA who makes all the Star Wars video games. And the other being Square Enix who makes the Kingdom Hearts series. It’s way too early to tell what games they’re going to make but it is fun to speculate what they could do with all of these properties.