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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Good news for Marvel’s Avengers PlayStation players, as it is confirmed that Spider-Man is still scheduled for a release date in 2021. Fans were worried as there had been silence on this topic for some time.
Scott Walters, senior game designer at Crystal Dynamics, spoke with Screen Rant, and confirmed to them that Spider-Man was always intended to be released for 2021, and that those plans haven’t really changed and they are working hard to bring him into the game, even with challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lets face it, like the FPS before it, battle royales are the hottest genre in gaming at the moment, with high profile studios scrambling to release their own versions. Several of these being some of the most popular games on the market, and often the most watched online. Even though this genre may be brand new to many, it is a genre that has been around a quite a few years now, and some of these games are still played today!
So let’s discuss our picks for the top 5 best BR games in 2021 and why.
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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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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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Sure, some people still stuck in the console warrior days will gnash their teeth, but lets face facts here: Outside of DOOM, Bethesda has been in a downward spiral. I can’t really blame the development teams, because it’s painfully obvious the problem has been management. Time, budgetary constraints, and trend chasing from upper management has been choking the life out of iconic franchises like Fallout, Wolfenstein, and running Skyrim into the dirt. Is this really the leadership anyone wants making the big decisions on The Elder Scrolls VI? Continue reading Microsoft buying Zenimax was the best possible outcome →