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Cheating in online games is nothing new and for those that play on the PC platform, it's unbearably common. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has had their own run-ins with this problem with well over a million cheaters banned from the battle royale title. That spurned a wave of updates to combat hackers from ruining the play experience, but unfortunately - many players were caught in the crossfires ...read more
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This morning marks the launch of the new version of Minecraft on Nintendo Switch. Last year, you guys may remember that Minecraft launched the "Better Together" update, which allowed players on Xbox One, Windows 10, VR, and mobile to play together. Now that "Better Together" initiative has reached the Nintendo audience, and the Nintendo Switch player-base has been welcomed to the cross-play ...read more
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Earlier this year, we heard that Nvidia was hard at work on its most dynamic graphics card to date, with a reported release month of July 2018. We haven’t heard too much about it since then, but a new report from YouTube Gamer Meld suggests some new details...along with a price that may have you wondering if advanced visuals is worth the cost. The report, which also went up over at Resetera, ...read more
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At E3 this year, Microsoft announced a new feature called FastStart, which allows you to start playing games while they're still downloading. According to the company, you'll be up and running with your games up to 50% faster. The feature is already available to Xbox Insiders that are running version 1806, and today, Microsoft published the list of games that are already compatible with it. ...read more
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After its release earlier this year on consoles and PC, Dragon Ball FighterZ is making its way over in portable form to the Nintendo Switch as we learned last week during E3 2018, and now Bandai Namco has unveiled when the game will be available to blast Kamehamehas on the go. Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ will officially be coming to the Nintendo ...read more
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A number of PC developers have taken out alleged spyware Red Shell, a software designed to track player habits, of their games. Studios big and small came under fire recently after a Reddit thread about Red Shell went viral. Reddit users offered a list of PC games, some of which are smaller indie titles, that use Red Shell without the player’s knowledge. Calling it “spyrware”, they ...read more
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If someone launches a nuke in Fallout 76, you will be warned. Nukes can be set off in Fallout 76, and while you can’t target players, those on the receiving end of a launch will be warned if one is headed their way. Speaking with FZ.se at E3 2018, Bethesda’s senior vice president Pete Hines said while you can’t target other players with nukes, they are still dangerous. Because of ...read more
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Sony may have caught flak on more than one occasion recently for blocking cross-platform play in games like Fortnite, and Rocket League, but not everyone believes the platform holder should open the floodgates. Karol Severin, lead analyst at MIDiA Research for games and the mobile content economy, says this walled garden approach makes sense from a business perspective. Sony has the ...read more
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The narrative that single player games are dead, or close to dying, driven out by the success of multiplayer and games as a service style games, has been pretty pervasive for a while now. For some reason, it is a myth that has continued to persist, in spite of the success of games like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, The Witcher, Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, God of War, Horizon: Zero ...read more
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More features have been added to Minecraft’s Update Aquatic in a new update that’s now live for platforms that have access to the watery content. Announced today through Minecraft’s social media outlets, players on the Windows 10, Android, and Xbox One devices now have a new update waiting for them. These players are the same ones that already had the Update Aquatic with those platforms ...read more
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