It’s that time of year again, and after all of the leaks and rumours circulating through the CoD community in recent days and weeks, we have our first official look at the next Call of Duty game, titled Vanguard.
The teaser trailer released by Call of Duty gives us a glimpse of what to expect, with weapons and environments shown that clearly show a World War 2 setting, including a war-torn forest in Germany, a beach scattered with remains of WW2 era fighter planes, and weaponry that was in use in that period of history.
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It seems there are issues behind the scenes at DICE and their work on Battlefield 2042, specifically on PS5, as the scheduled technical test has been cancelled due to a critical issue they have identified with the build. DICE’s lead community manager, Adam Freeman, confirmed the issues and cancellation on Friday, also telling fans that the invites are still going out as planned for Xbox players who registered for EA Playtesting.
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As we head into the end of Cold War’s life cycle, Season 5 is upon us, and includes a plethora of new content for the game, both Multiplayer and Zombies.
When does the new Season for Cold War begin?
The most important thing for us to know is when the new season actually begins, and as is tradition for Call of Duty lately, there is no downtime in between seasons, as Season 5 for Cold War begins on August 12th, 2021, at 9pm PT / 12am ET / 5am GMT.
The update itself for Cold War can be predownloaded at the same times two days before, on August 10th. The Warzone update will do the same method, being available for download on August 11th at the same times. These are on separate days to avoid straining the servers due to downloads.
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Capcom, via the official Monster Hunter twitter account, has recently come out and confirmed that Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has shipped over 1 million copies worldwide. The game has been out on Nintendo Switch and PC for a little over a week at this point, and it has already doubled the lifetime sales of the 3DS and mobile versions of the original MHS combined. This is a great milestone for a series that we hope continues to grow.
The team even shared a lovely piece of art in celebration:
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Despite what some may have you believe, women have been in video games from the start, and while not always the main stars, they have always left an impression on gamers. In fact, there have been so many famous ladies in gaming, that this list has caused quite a free-for-all here behind the scenes. So get out your flame shield while we cover the ground rules.
First off, we’re starting with the third generation and only counting home consoles, because that’s when characters became less abstract, allowing them to be more recognizable on their own, and gaming came back to life after the great video game crash of 1983. This is important, because iconic is a balancing act between fame, recognition, and excellence. Some characters may be from games that sold far better, and were of higher quality, but you wouldn’t be able to pick them out from a crowd, often by design, so they didn’t make the list. If you don’t like it, feel free to let us know in the comments section below. Furthermore, there can only be one most iconic female character per generation, and that character can only make the list once.
Remember, this list is just our opinion, so don’t get your jimmies too rustled as we go forward.
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Turn based games are in the middle of a renaissance of sorts in the past few years. Not only are long established turn-based games like Persona 5 and the upcoming Shin Megami Tensei V at the peak of their popularity, but other franchises have begun to dip their toes into the turn-based RPG scene, such as Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Metal Slug Tactics, and Monster Hunter Stories. The reason is very simple: Turn-based RPGs are a good way to diversify a franchise, generally cost less to produce, and allow IPs from genres with higher barriers of entry to be more accessible to new potential fans.
As gaming has become more generally accepted, the potential audience has gone up, and the average level of player skill has gone down. This is why once great genre’s like (non-Smash) fighting games are struggling to find new players and break into the mainstream: The skill level needed to feel competent is too high for the vast majority of modern gamers, who then go on to play more casual fare. Games with lower barriers to entry, games where small victories are more tangible than “I got curb stomped slightly less brutally,” games like battle royales and MOBAs.
So what franchises could benefit from a foray into turn-based RPG systems? Let’s talk about it.
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Square Enix has just announced the “We Are Vana’diel” website in preparation for Final Fantasy XI‘s 20th Anniversary. It is a celebration of everything FFXI, and will feature:
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- We Remember Vana’diel: A complete timeline of FFXI‘s history, from pre-release to current day, with developer and player commentary.
- We Illustrate Vana’diel: A collection of FFXI artwork, new and old, from Yoshitaka Amano, Tetsuya Nomura, and more.
- We Discuss Vana’diel: Producer Akihiko Matsui will have interviews with guests that have deep ties to FFXI over the years. Starting with Hiromichi Tanaka, the original producer, who worked on the game until 2012.
Today, video games are everywhere, yet very few of them stand out or remain relevant just a few weeks after their release, let alone an entire year. With that in mind, let’s take a look at games that have not only stood the test of time, but have remained at the top of their genre for decades. Continue reading Top 5: Games that have aged well
I, like most people born in the late nineties, have never played the original Fallout games. For me, the franchise began in 2008, when Bethesda released the Washington DC-based third installment. Between that and Obsidian’s 2010 offering, New Vegas, not to mention the liberal helpings of DLC both games have, there is nothing short of a metric crap-ton of replay value.
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Turn back the clock two years and a few days. Bethesda had just finished their first ever full E3 press conference, BE3 2015. They’d live streamed shows before, sure, but nothing quite like that. They announced some of their most anticipated games of the last two years: Dishonored 2. Doom. The Elder Scrolls Online going to consoles. Finally, the latest mainstream offering of one of their flagship IPs: Fallout 4. Continue reading Bethesda needs to give fans more year-by-year