Far Cry 5 has became the Fastest Selling Edition of the Franchise

When Ubisoft obtained the rights to pick up where Far Cry 1 left off, fans of the original Far Cry were split on whether the decision was good for players. Far Cry 2 was hard. It also introduced elements that have been reused in almost all Ubisoft games since. After Far Cry 3, several futuristic spin offs were created, and after Far Cry 4, Ubisoft took us back to prehistoric times in Far Cry Primal.

As you can see, it isn’t rare for Ubisoft to make drastic changes to one of their longest running franchises. Far Cry 5 ventures into unknown territory as well. Previously, when Ubisoft isn’t exploring the past or the future, Far Cry always takes place in a remote, often fictional dictatorship. Far Cry 5 brings the franchise to American for the first time. In Montana, players are tasked with taking down a local cult in Montana. The game is littered with side objectives and other distractions. Some critiques from fans are actually that there is too much to do and this makes it feel more populated than the real Montana.

This of course isn’t a large complaint. It’s more of an interesting fact than a flaw. Gamers from all over the world have picked up Far Cry 5 to explore the vast open world Montana. In fact, this is the biggest launch week for Ubisoft since the release of The Division. Far Cry 5 is the fastest selling edition in franchise history.

Far Cry 5’s decision to bring the series to America has ultimately proved successful. Ubisoft’s string of recent releases have brought about a new revolution for the company. Fans were sour after the mishaps of Assassin’s Creed Unity during launch week. Players were falling through buildings and plagued with abundant animation glitches. Due to the success of Watch Dogs 2, The Division, Assassin’s Creed Origins, and now Far Cry 5, it seems that Ubisoft is back on track to delivering the games that people love to play.

Destiny 2’s Roadmap For the Future, and Recent Update

On March 27, Bungie rolled out their proclaimed “Go Fast” update, which is meant to fix multiple sandbox issues in the game. Players have complained that the game simply does not make them feel powerful. And in a game like Destiny where you are essentially a space wizard, ripping apart aliens and saving different planets, power is a wonderful feeling.

The main complaints in PvP have been that the time to kill (TTK) is too slow. With a TTK of over one second, players are encouraged to stick together to kill enemies faster. This eliminates “hero moments” in PvP games, meaning to simply flank and get behind the opponents is suicide, unless you are playing against five year olds.

Another complaint in every aspect of the game is that the abilities in the game recharge too slow. In Destiny 1, you can throw off grenades every couple of seconds with an optimized build. Now, grenades take over a minute to recharge, which encourage slow gun-focused gameplay, therefore dumbing down the game.

Bungie has released that their second DLC, titled “Gods of Mars”, will go live in May. With this DLC, players can expect reworked weapons, reworked armor perks and an all new storyline and raid lair. But it seems like Bungie is saving most of their substantial content updates until September. It has been hinted that the workers at Bungie have been working on all new, dynamic experiences, such as moving different types of weapons into different slots, new subclasses, and new subclass trees. It is expected that all of these features will go live in September with the purchase of a $40 mega-DLC, just like Destiny 1 did with the “Taken King” DLC.

Whether this game will stay alive until December is a glaring question. In many endgame activities, concurrent players on all platforms have dipped down below 50k. On PC, the activities have dipped below 10k. The game is failing, and Bungie will have to work fast to save this sinking ship.

PUBG Comes to Mobile Devices

PUBG, which is short for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is a multiplayer online survival game for Windows, Xbox One, and now Android and iOS.

In the game, players engage in combat against either other in a winner take all battle royal scenario. Players struggle to be the last one living in this genre bending shooter. As soon as the game begins, you are met with an innovative approach to spawning. Instead of just popping into existence at a random location on the map, each player choose precisely when they want to dive out of an airplane and down onto the field. Each round of the game offers a completely unique flight pattern for the plan, creating a situation where players must think on their feet to decide where is best to drop.

When the game released, it quickly became one of the most played games on PC and Xbox One. The game was also released to very positive reviews from critics. PUBG received a 10 out of 10 from polygon and a 9.5 out of 10 from popular gaming news site IGN. PUBG was able surpass Triple A titles such as GTA V and Fallout 4 in player count in a surprisingly quick amount of time.

PUBG became an instant gold mine in the video game industry. In just two weeks time PUBG sold over one million copies, selling over 34 million dollars in its first month. PUBG was even after to reach four million purchase before popular title: Minecraft.

PUBG for Mobile?

Lead designer of PUBG, Brendan Greene, has decided to bring his game to a much more diverse audience. He has done this by releasing the game for Android and iOS. Since the evolution of the smart phone, mobile gaming has become the most successful and profitable sectors in the video game industry. People who would never even try a console or a PC game play on their phone. By releasing PUBG on mobile, Brendan Greene could see a resurgence in his popular game.

Already, some players are complaining of awkward controls, but people will get used to them soon enough. Download PUBG in the Android and iOS stores today and be sure to start now while everyone is getting used to the control scheme.

God of War’s PS4 Semi-Reboot Looks Astonishing

The last installment we’ve seen of the main God of War trilogy was released on the PS3 way back in 2010. For years, the series was just a brutally fun and quick action-adventure game where you get to play as the anti-hero Kratos. The character wasn’t quite meant to be liked, the past games haven’t really shown his personality where you could actually relate. It was truly focused on the gory fighting sequences, cinemas and the mash ’em up gameplay. The upcoming release for the next installment is soon and PlayStation 4 owners will get the chance to play a totally new and possibly the most spectacular God of War game ever created. The game’s creative director, Cory Barlog, decided it was time to develop a more personal gaming experience and focus the story line on Kratos himself, making the character have far more depth and dimension then ever before.

Kratos is now a father of one and sports a full peppered-grey beard in this spectacular semi-reboot. Players can now completely control Kratos and his son, Atreus, as they battle monsters and mythical beings. The developers curtailed the forced action scenes with button-pressing sequences, players now have the chance to throw and hack with Kratos’ new weapon of choice, the Leviathan Axe. He also wields a hefty shield and you absolutely will need to utilize it throughout the game. Players can upgrade their weapons and armor as well as level up both Kratos and his son. The scenery in the game is gorgeous and the attention to detail is widespread.

The gameplay itself is linear and similar to most newly released role-playing games. The enemies seem to be all related to Norse mythology rather than Greek mythology. There will be plenty of ogres, trolls, draugrs, revenants and the possessed to destroy. God of War for the PS4 have been nominated for the “Most Anticipated Game” for two consecutive years at the annual Game Awards. It was also nominated for “Best PlayStation 4 Game” and “Game of the Show” at the IGN’s Best of E3 2016 Awards. The game already won a “Special Commendation for Graphics” award at the 2016 Game Critics Awards. God of War’s worldwide release date is scheduled on April, 20, 2018, exclusively on the PlayStation 4.

God of War Preps for Release

A month away from release, the preview embargo has been lifted on God Of War. The result was an avalanche of videos and information pertaining to the new edition of the beloved franchise.

Players have fought along side Ares, killed Ares, and became the new god of war during the series’ long history. While controlling Kratos, players have fought nearly every Greek God. Kratos has fought notable Greek figures as Charon, Hades, Erinyes, Thanatos, Poseidon, and even Zeus himself.

With a hit list as long as Kratos’, players may be left wondering what can be next for their favorite god of war. The new game in the series aims to completely reinvent the franchise.

The biggest change people will notice with the new game is the combat. Everyone knows that Kratos has been overpowered in previous consoles. The fast paced combat that gamers are familiar with in God of War is gone. The typically hack and slash combat has been replaced with a slower paced, more tactical combat system. The new combat style borrows a lot from Dark Souls, but is original enough to stand on its own innovations. The changes made to the new combat style provide more depth for the player; a wider range of weapons perfectly compliments the more strategy focused combat, players can use Krato’s axe, counter attack with his shield and use his fists.

The slower, more tactile combat has not reduced the gruesome kills that the game is most famous for. Using Leviathan’s Axe, Kratos is able to swing through enemies with ease. Decapitations and de-limbing happen on regular basis. In addition to basic attacks and power attacks, Kratos is able to throw the axe similar to the way a boomerang is thrown. The axe is also heavily involved in puzzles.

Another big change to the franchise is the lack of button mashing and no focus on quick time actions.

The developers behind God of War have made an excellent decision in lifting the preview embargo so early. Prominent names in the video game industry have flooded the internet with free promotion for Sony.

The influx of recent information pertaining to God of War have shown that God of War has been improved in countless ways. God of War will be a day one purchase for many owners of PlayStation 4.

God of War releases for the PlayStation 4 on April 20, 2018.

Burnout Paradise Remastered is Out Now

Arguably the most popular of the Burnout series, Burnout Paradise, was recently remastered and released by EA. A new Burnout game hasn’t been released for nearly 10 years; fans of the franchise have been itching to sit back down in the driver’s seat.

About Burnout

Burnout is a series of video games developed by Criterion Games. Originally the game was published by Acclaim Entertainment, but it wasn’t long until Electronic Arts picked up the series. The series has been released on GameCube, Xbox, PSP, PlayStation 2, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and now it has arrived on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players are given a completely unique experience when they play Burnout Paradise. Instead of being placed in the seat and being told to drive safe and win races, you are missioned with crashing to earn points and destroy the opponent’s vehicles.

During the 10-year absence of the Burnout franchise, Criterion Games has been making the Need for Speed series.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered, like the name suggests, is not a new game. The game was originally released in January of 2008.

In the new version for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will find all the features for the original version plus more. The remaster brings improved graphics to a classic game; the game looks better than ever. The driving in Burnout Paradise is arcade style. This means that the driving in the game doesn’t want to be realistic: it wants to be fun.

The cars in Burnout Paradise, like the city of Paradise, have been given a huge face lift. The cars are more shiny and tons of more detail have been added to your car when it takes damage from your endless array of crashes.

Even before the remaster, Burnout Paradise was innovative. Paradise was one of the first open world racing games. The player is given free roam of the city in Burnout Paradise. Players can free roam, drive around the city, and play any race they may come upon. To start a race, a driver drives up to a designated stop light.

Their is a wide variety of races that prevent the gameplay from getting too repetitive. There are normal races, sprint races, road rage, and marked man.

Burnout Paradise Remaster was release March 16th.

Some of the Biggest Upcoming Video Games In 2018

Video games used to be the brunt of the arts, considered merely a nerdish hobby, not really something that could ever be comparable to, say, fine literature or painting. But with the continual and marked increase in both the complexity of the technology utilized to make video games as well as the dedication from the creation team, this may no longer be the case (indeed, it really isn’t a stretch to say that many recent video games, such as The Evil Within and Assassin’s Creed have much better stories than a big chuck of the offal coming out of Hollywood and the YA literary scene). With that said, let us turn our attention to the most promising video games to be released in 2018.

First up, which many are anticipating with bated breath, is the wonderfully colorful Sea of Thieves, a rambunctious high sea pirate game that was first unveiled at the 2013 E3 convention but has since recieved a official release date of March 20th. One of the biggest draws this title has generated is its promise of one shared world which will be shared by all players, across numerous different platforms, which means that various multiplayer groups will be able to encounter each other in their adventures.

Next up, a significantly bigger title, Far Cry 5. The Far Cry series has a long history and a big fanbase with the previous four games receiving much praise for their enthralling and involved narratives and top-notch voice acting. However, Far Cry 5 poised to be the most contentious entry in the series as of yet for two primary reasons. Many of the other Far Cry games have been set in fictional countries, but Far Cry 5 is set in modern day Montana, in a small rural town which is taken over by a charismatic Christian preacher who leads a violent doomsday cult. Despite the political furor surrounding it, Far Cry 5’s visuals have never looked better and the voice actors on display are exceedingly impressive.

Finally, one of the strangest entries, which has been championed by other websites such as Vulture, is the relatively obscure, Yakuza 6, a crime epic developed by Sega that is the sequel Yakuza series that started with Yakuza 0, all of which are open world action games that follow the exploits of various criminal clans fighting for supremacy. For those that are interested in a excellent mixture of compelling story, enticing game-play and stunning visuals, Yakuza 6 might just be the game for you.

Skyrim VR Launches for PC

Bethesda continues to re-release Skyrim because it always sells. Fans of the gigantic RPG series are split down the middle on this decision by Bethesda. Some are happy to play Skyrim on new platforms; some are anxiously awaiting a new entry into the series.

In 2017, Skyrim saw success on both the Nintendo Switch and the Playstation VR. Both new versions of Skyrim saw incredible sales figures. Now, Bethesda is bringing the VR experience to PC players.

PlayStation VR

It is unquestionable that Skyrim is the biggest and boldest title available for PlayStation VR. Skyrim offers a VR experience unmatched by any other game. Studios that have dove head first in the VR world have been unable to make much more than quick experiences. Although many of these games are great, none can live up toe the Bethesda money maker. Most VR games are over in only a few hours; it is common for players to spend hundreds of hours in Skyrim. The entire Skyrim experience has been ported over to VR. Even if you have already played the normal version of the game countless hours, now you can explore in a way that truly immerses you in the action and story.

Bethesda has finally announced that The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR will be hitting PCs in April of 2018. PC gamers have been waiting six months to get what PlayStation users got last holiday season, and now Bethesda has delivered.

In less than 24 hours after the announcement, Skyrim VR entered the top 10 on Steam purely from pre-orders.

In a surprising move, Bethesda announced that Skyrim would work with the HTC Vive. The Occulus Rift has taken over the PC VR marketm and few expected The Vive to be supported.

PC Gamers won’t have to wait much longer. In under a month’s time, gamers will once again be exploring Skyrim, looting chests, killing dragons, settling civil war, and interferring with the Aldmeri Dominion.

Skyrim VR comes to PC on April 3rd.

The Video Game Phenomenon Continues To Grow Globally

Video games have not lost their popularity since they were introduced several decades ago. They are not just inside stores, and at video arcades any more. Video games are on computers, and every hand held technical device. They are played by young people, older people, and every age in between. The games are sometimes used as a means of relaxation, and getting rid of stress. But then there is the competitive side of playing some of the games. Video game tournaments are a part of this great phenomenon. Many people become so engulfed in them that they can tune out anything, and any one. Some people choose not to be bothered at all when they are playing their favorite video game.

A favorite of video game enthusiasts is the Dragon Ball Legends. A new game was just recently launched by Bandai Nameco Entertainment. This game allows players to play against each other on a global realm. It is said to be played in real time, but in actuality, it is not. This is the latest version in the Dragon Ball Series. Players can battle with other players from all around the world when they use their move card. Your text to link… One reviewer was not familiar with this particular game, but was interested in the fact that the makers use the Google Cloud Platform.

There are many people who are not into video games, and are not sure of what a Google Cloud is. A summation could be, however, that it will allow for better global access to the game, and the players. For people of a certain age, video games were not the preferred choice of entertainment. If given one, some would not know how to operate it. The ardent video games players will find this new game, and the ability to play with players world wide, very fascinating. Hours upon hours can be spent on the various technological devices, and for the players, there will not be a wasted moment. The creation of the infrastructure for this version of the Dragon Ball video game series took nearly two and a half years. It is available now, and players will be raving about it in many languages, although it does not take workds to play the game.

The Changes in Video Gaming

Video games are always changing, but it appears that there is one constant that some people want to remove from video games. There is a lot of controversy about violence in video games, and this is something that people have to take a serious look into. Developers of games are really conscious about the content that is displayed because so many times video games tend to turn into realistic situations.

There are cases where video gamers are imitating art, and no one wants some of the things that are in video games to transition into real world events. It is a hard thing to deal with, but measures are being taken because people are speaking out. Voices are being heard because this generation of teenagers are vocal about what is happening. They are not standing by and doing nothing. They are moving along and even getting the support of celebrities when it comes to the movements for gun control. It is something that is interesting because it speaks to a new group of video game consumers.

There was a time where it meant a lot to have video games that have rated. In this day and age of torrent and bootleg video games that does not mean as much. It is true that children that are under age still may not be able to buy some of these mature games in stores, but that does not stop them from getting some of these games online. Others may find themselves with games where guns are involved even if they’re not buying the games. So many people play video games through apps like Facebook.

Parent that think that it is only through a gaming console that their children are able to play video games are going to be wrong. A lot of kids play games that may sometimes have adult content just from their time that they spend on the internet. This is why some games are getting more attention from the public. There are games like some of the ones that are presented on Facebook that have received bad reviews lately because of the connection to guns. In this day and time it is not the best policy to make games where guns are spotlighted and romanticize.