The Coalition continues to innovate in new Ghost Recon Breakpoint

After a hugely successful 2018 that saw Ghost Recon: Wildlands win Game of the Year and reward its developers with $110 million in revenue, The Coalition set its sights on topping itself for 2019.A mobile game spin-off called Super Predator threatened to steal much of the spotlight from the critically acclaimed military shooter sequel’s 2017 release, while an open-world ARG with 10,000,000 digits, summoned some online naysayers. Such was their focus on the game’s online plans that its 2018 multiplayer beta was preempted on by plans for some sort of AAA launch.From the ground up, the studio prides itself on…

by Content Engine
October 24, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint: The game it isn’t

Ghost Recon: Wildlands studio Ubisoft’s big spring game announcements at E3 2018 included the launch of Ghost Recon: Breakthrough, a cooperative war game that we found out would only be available on PC when it released.As Battlefield V launched for all consoles at the same time, however, EA ended up competing directly with them. For this reason, we then got to see a cut-down, early version of Breakthrough – still far from the finished product you’ll be able to buy next year.Ubisoft’s disruption tactics made sense. The co-op Wildlands let you customize and build a custom front-line assault unit that…

by Content Engine
October 24, 2019

Fortnite player in SF reports three different ‘Fortnite’ sessions where other players actively wouldn’t help him play with strangers

Controversy has raged over whether Fortnite’s cross-play would work across Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the other three major gaming platforms: Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. So much so that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney announced last week that the company would delay the update from October to November.But now that players have access to cross-play, some people are starting to rebel.We met SFbased Ryan Murphy who ran across three different players, all of whom would not be willing to help one another out. In the comments section of his original post, he accused the Fortnite community of shaming users…

by Content Engine
October 24, 2019

A reason Fortnite cross-play was a problem is here

Fortnite’s new cross-play functionality — welcomed by a wide range of players — made news earlier this week, but some who used it thought they were in trouble. Fortnite Epic Games released a statement explaining what would happen to players who break rules against unauthorized multiplayer modes.Players who choose to play as both characters in a game and/or use another game’s cross-play mode will continue to be able to do so, though all matches will be saved only one account. This includes server-to-server cross-server matches. This violates Epic Games rules against players using other players’ accounts, specifically specific to Battle…

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October 24, 2019

A Lot of Fat Fingers, No Cross-Play, Are Killing Fortnite

Every week, Forbes posits which 2019 game will be the largest hit. Today’s and announcement to release Fortnite for cross-play with Xbox and Switch came as no surprise, but one player is trying to kill the whole thing.As first reported by Rock Paper Shotgun, “Justin Meek” wrote a few blog posts about Fortnite cross-play. In one post, he spoke as a gamer:“The result of cross-play is an event? That’s how these dev teams think? Hell no. This is literally a tech wrinkle to fix a game that shipped before the split era of console and that isn’t being used to…

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October 24, 2019

After nearly two years of being split into two separate entities, Bethesda and Alpha Dog Games come together

In a joint press release, the two companies announced the acquisition, with the Chief Executive Officer, Chris Warren, saying: “Bethesda is pleased to be joining forces with Alpha Dog Games. Both companies share the same commitment to excellence in customer service, fostering innovation and providing an overall strong user experience. Alpha Dog Games has seen impressive growth across all of its platforms, both individually and combined. We look forward to leading and accelerating that growth, especially as we push into new markets and territories.”Bethesda is known for such successful video games franchises as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein,…

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October 24, 2019

Zack Kanin and company leave to join console company Kuju

A few weeks ago, the Seattle gaming firm Felix Kunz revealed he was leaving the company.He was the general manager of the mobile game studio, but had long since cut ties with the company to focus on his own previous work, namely at the social game streaming company Lumosity.Some believed Felix Kunz could eventually lead his former studio, Alpha Dog Games, which was founded by Kunz and fellow Pulp Fiction movie producer Adi Shankar, into the same future of mobile gaming that Felix Kunz has found with game publisher Kuju (you can read the complete backstory here).In a Friday announcement,…

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October 24, 2019

Dota 2 Fan Reaction to the Underlords Update

The Dota 2 community is always going to embrace change. Whether it be a dramatic online massacre, a massive drop in player population due to a game breaking rule, or a large update to an already popular esport, the Dota community (read: the people that spend money to play) will always go with the flow to see what’s new. With that said, it is surprising that this is the first Dota Underlords update for at least three years that hasn’t completely floored the community.Still, the change that players and audience are absolutely excited for, the game’s long-awaited buddy system, is…

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October 24, 2019

Dota 2 Adds Buffer to Help Improve Communication

What does it mean to be a competitive game of Dota 2? That’s the question you’ll likely be asking yourself after reading a newly announced update for the Dota 2 Champions League.According to a new post from Valve on the Dota.com website, Dota 2 now has a new way to play competitively with a friend. Rather than playing solo, players now have a much broader variety of possible options. The update essentially adds a second team to the competitive match, allowing for a closer-knit relationship to continue.If you’re familiar with Dota 2, you probably know that competitive play largely stems…

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October 24, 2019

New features will make DOTA 2 look, play, and feel more interesting

Dota Underlords, a.k.a. DOTA 2, introduced a “big update” on Monday that includes several big new features to the base game, particularly for players who are switching from a smaller, semi-finalist esports team.These new features mostly help players get acquainted with the game and get comfortable with some of the features they already have set up. Not one of these changes is a game-changer, but they are big enough that players should welcome them.If you’re switching from a professional team or a team-within-a-team, all three of these features are fairly separate. However, the new update adds a few changes that…

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October 24, 2019