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.

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.

Is Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch?

Diablo 3 was released on May 15th of 2012 for Xbox 360, Ps3 and PC. The game has since been ported to newer consoles and has received special editions for all platforms except for Nintendo’s products.

All of that could change very soon. Last week, Blizzard posted a mysterious message, which most fans interrupted as a subtle announcement of Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo Switch.

After Blizzard heard about the fan-theory created due to their post, they quickly squashed the rumors with an official response. “As of now, we do not have any current plans to announce Diablo for Switch,” a spokesperson of Blizzard said.

The confusion of Diablo fans didn’t stop there. Conflicting reports are still claiming that Diablo 3 will still be released for the Nintendo Switch in the near future. Eurogamer’s sources are still claiming that a Diablo 3 port is still in the works.

Of course, the statement from Blizzard does not directly deny that a Diablo 3 port is in the works. The statement merely says that Blizzard does not have plans to announce the game yet. Until Blizzard completely denies that there will be no version of Diablo 3 coming to the Nintendo console, fans will be anticipating its release.

About The Diablo Franchise

Diablo 3 is an action role playing game developed by Blizzard, the company behind popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft. The game takes four friends, either online or in local co-op and pits them against the forces of hell as they attempt to invade Earth and The Heavens. It is up to the player and his friends to stop Diablo before he completely annihilates all existence.

The original game, simply titled Diablo, was released on December 31st, 1996. The game went on to become a critically acclaimed franchise that constantly has players in anticipation for the next edition of the game.

Diablo 2 was released on June 29th, 2000 and it too was received positively by critics and fans alike. The second title in the series made vast improvements upon the first. Diablo 2 brought with it an online feature that allowed players to team up and play together as they make their way through hordes of enemies on their journey to take down Diablo.

Speedrunning Is A New Attribute Of Video Gaming

Video games have become a billion dollar market in recent years. The advent of modern technology has put gaming in the hands of more people today than ever before. From childhood to adulthood, it has become a favorite activity, and to some people it has become so time consuming that not much else gets done during the day or night. Children as young as two years old have become masters at maneuvering games figures and pieces. It seems to be an inborn trait to be able to follow their own fingers when they move so rapidly. People are raving at the strides that video gaming has made in the lives of people who use them for therapeutic reasons.

Video games are believed to help with depression, and other mental disorders. Parents who allow their children to play for long periods of time are ecstatic with the fact that it keeps children busy, and from being under foot for a while. Grown ups find themselves being obsessed with the gaming activities. It has even become a sport to some enthusiasts. There are video game tournaments that are becoming more popular with an increase in the fan base. There is a novelty game that allows people to experience the excitement of Disneyland in the span of just a few hours. Your text to link… The game is called Speedrunner, and it has all of the fun, and exhilarating experience of visiting the amusement park first hand.

Speedrunner is a competitive for of game play. The object is to play a game from the beginning to the end in the shortest amount of time as possible. The popular old school game of Super Mario Bros. has a speedrun time of less than five minutes. Other games take learning different tricks to move the characters of a player more rapidly than normal. The games also are hard to understand without some form of commentary as guidance. In watching children take control of some of these games, it is easy to conceive that they can also master a game of Speedrunner without difficulty. People who play video games sport, a favorite past time, or for entertainment on a regular basis will have no problem conquering the Speedrunner element of gaming.

New Game + has released for Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is Ubisoft’s newest edition to the Assassin’s Creed Franchise. Origins is the 10th game in the main series and it is the biggest to date.

Earlier this month Ubisoft announced that there would be at least another year before the next edition of the game comes out, but not without reason, the team said it would be working on Origins for the remainder of 2018 in order to keep content coming.

The newest piece of content has been long awaited: New Game +. For those who haven’t played other games that feature a new game +, such as the Batman series, it basically means that all of your gear and stats carry over when you create a new game. Enemies will be tougher as well and sometimes a game will force you to play on a higher difficulty when starting a new game +.

When you begin a new game in Assassins Creed origins you will notice that all of your weapons and items are still in your inventory from where you left off at after completing the main story. The map will be blank again, your targets will have reset and all locations and quests will be uncompleted. Some people may ask what the appeal to such a game mode is and why it is favorable over simply replaying the game. New Game+ generally allows you complete the game much faster than truly starting over. When you begin the game with max skills and crafting already completed, that frees up a lot of time that you can now invest in purely completing missions.

With Origins this is especially relevant because, as anyone who has played the game knows, it is extremely grindy. Quests are locked behind level restrictions and most attempts to complete a mission over your level will end in frustration and death for the player. New Game + does not remove the level requirements on quests, but what it does do is give you the ability to complete higher level quests at a much lower level than previously possible(due to being able to begin the game at max crafting).

Whether it is your second playthrough or your 15th, if you enjoyed the original Assassin’s Creed: Origins, download the free update and dive back in with the New Game +.

Shadow of the Colossus is a Huge Success

Sony’s Playstation 4 continues to remain dominant in the world of home console gaming. The console’s newest exclusive release has already received universal praise from critics and fans, as well as sales figures that blew the developers expectations out of the water.

Shadow of the Colossus was originally released on the Playstation 2 console in the early 2000s. The game released to generally positive reviews but fans of the game believe it never got the attention it deserved.

You play a young and clumsy child in the game and with almost no background information before-hand, you are dropped into a vast open world map littered with gigantic beasts just waiting to be slayed. At first glance you may think the controls are clunky and unresponsive, but you couldn’t be more wrong. The “clunkiness” you feel, you soon learn is a very intriguing aspect of the game and adds realism to the fact that you are playing as a small child who most certainly isn’t skilled in combat.

Once you understand the reasoning for the strange control system, its easy to imagine yourself as the child you are controlling. The constant danger of falling off of one of these beast you are tasked with taking down adds to the suspense and drama of the game-play. All of these elements create the experience that long-time fans of the series love.

The launch sales of the graphically updated Playstation 4 version have obliterated the sales of the ps2 version. The game’s 73% increase in sales from its playstation 2 predecessor had resulted in the game landing a-top UK’s video game charge.

Ico and The Last Guardian, two other games made by game developing studio Team ICO, both revolve around the same feeling of helplessness and constant danger that makes this franchise one of the most rewarding experiences in all of gaming. Team ICO should be proud that their 12 year old game is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

Ubisoft Claims it will Focus on AC:Origins;Not New Game

It seems that Assassin’s Creed Origins not only broke the annual release schedule of the game franchise once, but perhaps permanently. Since the release of Assassin Creed 2 until Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate we have seen an Assassin’s Creed game every year, sometimes we got multiple in a year(such as AC:Unity and AC:Rogue). The occasional handheld system would even receive a title the same year consoles would receive the newest edition of the main series.

But it seems Assassin Creed: Origin’s two year gap was not an anomaly: it may be the new norm, and I’d like to explain why that may not be such a bad idea.

Ubisoft, announced on Feb. 13th, said that it will not be focusing it’s attention on a new installment of the franchise, instead it will continue to put resources into map expansions and DLC for the recently released and critically acclaimed Assassin Creed: Origins.

This edition of Assassin Creed sees the player go back in time for the first time in franchise history. The player is taken all the way back to the end of the Ptolemy Kingdom, as you witness the rise of Queen Cleopatra. The concept is quite refreshing since previous titles were creeping nearer and nearer to modern day. This gives Ubisoft a chance to “reset” the Assassin’s Creed universe and show the player the true origins of how the Assassins came to be and allows them to build the story from there.

The first DLC for the game, The Hidden Ones, has already been released, and it picks up right after the ending of the main storyline. The next expansion is set to be released on March 6th, 2018 and it is titled The Curse of the Pharaohs. Ubisoft has not said how many total DLC it will release for Origins, but if I had to guess, we will be seeing new content until the end of 2018.

If the next game in the series is as good as Origins, fans will rejoice in the decision to wait an extra year before the release of the newest title.