Today, the Call of Duty community exploded when news dropped that post launch content, mainly weapons will be earned through Gameplay. Artistic lead of Infinity Ward Joel Emsile stated about a week ago that this would be the case and that Infinity Ward was "not working on a lootbox/supply drop system". Everyone was skeptical but hopeful and cautiously optimistic, it seems we now have confirmation that Joel was telling the truth. It appears that post-launch weapons will be achieved through gameplay and playing the game, not through an RNG slot machine mechanic. Activision has come out to say that there will NEVER be supply drops in Modern Warfare. It would appear that Activision is now taking a new more consumer-friendly approach to MTX.
Taken directly from the activision blog post: Today, let’s address the basics for the in-game economy coming in Modern Warfare.
We are introducing a new Battle Pass system, not a loot box system.
With the end of Season X approaching in Fortnite, Epic Games have managed to so far keep things under tight wrap, not letting any Fortnite fans know exactly what lies ahead and what the seven have planned in the huge live event on Sunday. It would seem though that the Italian App Store may have just leaked not only the title but also that there seems to be a new map coming and some other form of transport as well.
You can click the image below to see exactly what was leaked on the Italian App Store.
As you can see from this image we can clearly see that the title says "Fortnite Chapter 2" and there definitely seems to be a new map and also boats in the water which may indicate the new way of getting onto the new island.
At the moment a Battle Bus allows players to launch onto the Fortnite Island and into a match, the last set of daily challenges that were released have been called 'Last Stop' and we also have received a loading screen with all characters seen waving at the...
Data miners have been at it again, looking into the Fortnite files and finding information and possible leaks as to what could be coming to the game at some point. The most recent find from data miners seems to be the possibility of a Ninja skin coming to Fortnite. With Ninja being the biggest Fortnite streamer in would make sense to see a skin for Ninja come into the game.
With the most recent update on 21st of September which brought the Batman cross-over, data miners have found some code that could hint at a Ninja related items coming to Fortnite. 'NinjaStream1H Pickaxe' was seen in the code which could indicate a Ninja pickaxe maybe? Previously in code data miners have also seen the following code as well ‘CIDTBD_Athena_Commando_M_NinjaStream’.
In season 8 battle pass there was a skin released that Ninja had seen and thought was him. The skin was called Master Key and had a similar hair cut to Ninja and was also wearing a headband similar to what Ninja wears. This looks as...
There has been much speculation from fans as to when and if we will see a Destiny 3, with Destiny 2 being two years old now and heading into year three you would think plans would be in place for the next game in the sequel, however, fans may be waiting a little longer and here is why.
Destiny 2 seems to be in a really good place at the moment with the Season of Undying being right around the corner and also Shadowkeep coming along with it and bringing the game free to play also, they are looking pretty solid and the game now seems to be operating on a five-year plan. With the announcement of them being on a five-year deal now any plans for Destiny 3 seemed to have been shelved at least for now.
It's looking as though with the divorce from Activision and Bungie being solely allowed to work on Destiny 2 on their own now and the idea of free play being made a reality, they do not see any reason to rush out a new Destiny game.
Shadowkeep will allow Bungie to release a whole lot of...
Call of Duty Modern Warfare's Beta is active this weekend with those who have early access able to play two days earlier than those who are only eligible for the open beta which starts on Saturday 21st September. As we know, cross-play is enabled for this beta this weekend which enables players to be able to play with their friends regardless of whether they are on PC, Xbox One or PS4.
Cross-play, however, is completely different to cross-progression and cross-save, with cross-progression and cross-save this allows a player of a game to be able to take saves of the game over with them between different platforms so, for example, you can play the campaign on Xbox One and save and continue where you left off on PC without any issues.
This was not announced as going to be activated this weekend for the beta but it would seem that it is active, the last we heard from Infinity Ward was that they would be looking into activating cross-progression and cross-save, could this be them...
Rockstar has decided to follow the many others who have their own games launcher for their games by releasing Rockstar Games Launcher and the best part? If you download the Rockstar Games Launcher and create a new account you should see a copy of GTA San Andreas in your library where you can claim it for free. Hurry though as this is only a limited time offer!
So where do you go to get the game launcher and what will be available on the game launcher? At the moment only some PC games will be available via the launcher, these titles are as follows
Grand Theft Auto V
Max Payne 3
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files (supported, but not available for purchase)
Titles that will not be available on the launcher and are not supported at the moment are as follows
Gears 5 was released on 6th September for early access and released to everyone on Tuesday 10th of September and now stats have come to light which shows that Gears 5 had the biggest launch party known to date, Halo 4 had a pretty big launch party but Gears 5 has managed to surpass that!
Gears 5 has seen over 3 million players since it was released which has been said to have easily doubled the number of players on the first week of Gears of War 4. This has now made Gears 5 have the "biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation." What an absolutely amazing record for Xbox!
Stats were taken from the launch of the Gears 5 early access on September 6th all the way through to this past weekend the 13th-16th September.
Not only did Gears 5 break records for being the biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title but it also set new records as well. First party records were also set on PC, it became the biggest launch on Xbox Game Pass and it was also the...
It would seem that a recent leak has shown exactly what Gamestop's redesign will look like after GameStop store in Pryor, Oklahoma posted a Facebook video which seemed to show a tour around a newly laid out store. This has since been confirmed as being a true leak by a source familiar with GameStop’s operation, they have asked to be kept anonymous though so we do not have a name.
The confirmation is that the store in the video does match the blueprint that they have of the redesigns which were shown at Gamestop's annual conference.
According to sources from IGN, Oklahoma does have a test store which is the same state that this tour video was from. Even though this store in Oklahoma looks the way it does, another source who is familiar with the future of Gamestop and their reboot plans has said that not all stores will look like this one. Some of the stores that are...
We mentioned late last week about how loot boxes in games should have gambling warnings especially when it comes to games that are targetted at children. Games such as Overwatch are one of the many games that offer loot boxes that you can either earn in-game by playing or by purchasing them using real money which can often lead to addiction trying to get what you want from the loot boxes.
It has now come to light that the gaming industry that is worth around $137.9bn (£110bn) seem to be making their profits by ripping off children. In these games, many children are often pushed into not only playing the game to earn the loot boxes but in pure desperation to get something rare will also put money into the games until they get what they want which can often run into not only the $100's but also the $1000's just for one person. Many children have said that spending money in games is what makes the game fun to play with others openly saying that they believe video games try to make...
Data miners have been at it again and we now had leaked game files that show the possibility of a new map coming to Fortnite in Season 11. Season X has not been the greatest of seasons coming from Fortnite with many players complaining about how they are finding the game boring and too much the same with a new map never making an appearance.
At the moment in Season X, we are seeing slight map changes coming into the game each week and most of them coming with rift zones with the most recent map changes being Greasy Grove making a comeback with a Taco Theme and Moisty Palms replacing what was Moisty Mire and Paradise Palms and that becoming a Prop area where players can change into an object to hide from enemies.
Now we are seeing new names coming from leaked game files which looks very much like potential new places on the map and could indicate a whole new map. So, what names have been leaked? There are quite a few which is why speculation is so high in terms of a new map. Here...
Last week we mentioned how there was going to be a huge nerf to supers and buff stacking when Shadowkeep is released but now we have some good news that will make Destiny 2 players a lot more happier.
All weapons will be getting buffs to PvE damage, this seems to be the way Bungie would like to handle things when it comes to reshaping the meta for when Shadowkeep arrives.
Firstly, let's start with the weapons and how much of a buff they will be getting.
Auto-Rifles will be getting a 25 - 30% damage buff but this will depend on the enemy rank.
Bows will see a 31% damage buff to minor enemies with a 26% damage buff to major enemies.
Hand Cannons will see a 30% damage buff against minor enemies and also a supposedly fixed cannon bloom for 140/150s
Machine Guns will see a 25% damage buff against minor enemies
Pulse Rifles will see a 28% damage buff against minor enemies
Scout Rifles will see an 18-36% damage buff depending on the enemy rank
Sidearms will see a 16% damage buff to...
It has been a long time coming but it would seem that Fortnite has finally been dethroned as the most played game on Xbox One. For well over a year at least, Fortnite was the most played game on Xbox One alone and one of the main reasons behind that was because it was a free game and it became very popular due to streamers such as Ninja playing it quite a lot when streaming.
Gears 5 was released earlier this week and so far it's been doing really well with many saying that this may be the best game in the franchise yet.
Being that Gears 5 has dethroned Fortnite as the most played game on Xbox One, it would definitely seem that many gamers are for sure, enjoying Gears 5. The fact that Gears 5 is also available on Game Pass at a low monthly fee, that may have definitely helped in Gears 5 reigning over Fortnite. The gaining access to the game early as well if you were an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate member was a huge incentive and not one many were wanting to turn down, I mean, who...
Loot boxes are in-game rewards that can either be earned by playing the game or you also have the option to purchase them using real money. For those who tend to purchase them using real money, it can be quite addictive and therefore has caused a debate as to whether loot boxes in games promote and encourage gambling and should, therefore, have a warning about being gamble aware.
With loot boxes, you are not guaranteed to get something you want whether you received the loot box through playing the game or through a real-money purchase which means those who purchased the loot boxes with real money can easily become addicted until they get the item they want in the game. So far, there has been no law passed which states video game creators must have warnings.
A House of Commons committee has advised that loot boxes in video games should be regulated as gambling. They have also advised that children should be barred from purchasing loot boxes from video games as well as they can be...
Have you ever been gaming on your iPhone and noticed how warm the phone tends to get when you are handling it and gaming? It's pretty scary, especially how hot it does get over a short period of time and often leads us to turn off the game we were playing and leave the phone to cool down.
RAZER may have come up with a solution that many of us have been looking for when it comes to gaming on our iPhones and may prevent us from worrying about the heat. They have come up with a phone case that will prevent your phone from overheating when you do something that can be quite resource-heavy such as gaming.
Sounds cool, but what will the case be made of and how will it prevent my phone from overheating when I am in the middle of a game? More importantly, will the case also help protect my phone from bumps and scratches or is it solely for cooling purposes?
The phone case is made up of soft microfiber lining which will help prevent your phone from getting scratched, it will then have...
Many of us may have grown up playing the Playstation right from the very first Playstation until the latest console released by Sony which is the Playstation 4. As all Playstation gamers know, the buttons on a Playstation controller are X, circle, square and triangle or at least that is how many people say each button when they give advice on which button to press when playing a game and 81% of people who voted on what they would call the button X said they would say it as the letter.
Playstation has today come forward and shocked many Playstation users by saying that they have been calling the X button the wrong name for years. Surely not, right? I mean it's an X? Not according to the makers of the Playstation, Sony.
If you have been calling it the X button for years, you are wrong in doing so as the name for that button is in fact cross and not X!
With so many people saying it wrong for so long, will it be easy to just switch from saying X to saying cross? I know for sure I...
If you are a gamer the one thing you will always be looking out for is new ways to play games. On September 19th, 2019 Apple will be releasing their very own Arcade game subscription service which will cost $4.99 a month! Not only that but you will also be able to use your Xbox One and Playstation 4 controllers with the Arcade as it will support these devices on launch, how amazing is that!
What will the game subscription service allow me to do though many will ask? If you are the owner of an iPhone, iPad, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac or Apple TV you will be able to play games across all of these devices for that one low monthly price.
Much like other services such as Google's Stadia, Apple's game subscription service will not be streaming games to your devices, instead, you will be able to download the games to your device and play them once they are downloaded. That means whether you have an online connection or not, you will always be able to play your games.
Playstation 4 exclusive games are now going to start looking a little different with a change made by Sony. It would seem that Sony wanted a way for their exclusive games to look a little more unique and be something they could be proud of.
Each game in the Only on Playstation collection will contain different artwork, this is definitely something that is a game collectors dream!
These games can be purchased from GAME in the UK
The question on every gamers mind though is, will they all be the same price and will pre-orders have the collectible artwork? The answer to that is no, pre-orders will not guarantee you the collectible artwork and all the games will have a different price, the artwork will also only be available whilst stocks last so you do have to be quick if you want these to add to a collection!
So far only 10 games have been announced as to having the collectible artwork all of which are of course Playstation Exclusives and these can be seen listed below
Earlier today Sony officially revealed the Playstation 5. The PS5 is slated for a Holiday 2020 release. The Playstation 5 is said to have a new technology in it's controller and Sony says "don't call it a Dualshock 5" at least not yet........here is a quote from the official playstation blog:
To that end, there are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles. With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.
The second innovation is something we call adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). Developers can program the resistance of the triggers so that you feel the...
The developers of The Last of Us Part 2, Naughty Dogg, held an interview and discuss the game, new mechanics, new enemies, and some story plot points. Insiders got to play two demos of the game at different points within the game and they discuss this. They go on to discuss the changes they've made to gameplay and the overall universe of the game. It seems like it's shaping up to be a fantastic sequel and it's visually stunning from what we've seen. You can watch the interview below:
They discuss an upgraded upgrade/crafting system, new enemies, new friends and more. The last of Us part 2 comes out February 21st, 2020 exclusively to the Playstation 4.
As a streamer, it can be difficult to gain a following or for people to find and watch you. So how do you get out there in the giant sea of content creators and stand out? Here are some do's and don'ts on how to grow your following and become a successful streamer:
1) Follow 4 Follow does NOT work. Do not do this..
2) Have a easy to remember username. Avoid numbers, dashes or other special characters in your usernmae. Saying that...... KISS (Keep it simple, stupid!) and try to keep your username unified across all major social platforms you're a part of if you can help it.