FORTNITE is back up after a brief outage as the 6.10 patch was applied, and there are some pretty significant changes. The biggest is the introduction of a new two-person vehicle, the Quadcrasher. A cross between a bulldozer and a quad bike, the cheerer yellow harbinger of doom can destroy structures and knock players up into the air. It builds boost automatically as you drive rather than needing you to pull off tricks or do anything else, and that boost is unleashed at the press of your chosen button. While boosting you gain the ability to smash through buildings thanks to the huge snow-plough-like-thing on the front. There are also some big changes to controller settings for Battle Royale players. You can view and change edit controls separately from Combat and build controls in the menu, and there's a new Builder Pro option to build without previewing first. Sensitivity options have got a boost too; you can tweak your building mode movement sensitivity (up to 2x) and the controller … [Read more...] about Fortnite 6.10 patch notes bring Quadcrasher, official tournaments and LOTS more options
report this adBattle Royale games are all the rage these days, so it made sense that gaming’s biggest franchise, Call of Duty, would want to cash in on the trend with its newest entry in the FPS franchise, Black Ops 4. Their take on the genre, Blackout, has done well with both fans and critics who seem to enjoy the mode’s fast-paced gameplay, so it makes sense that there would be some players leaping off the PUBG boat to check out the uncharted waters of Black Ops 4, but it appears that isn’t the case. In fact, PUBG only had a drop off of 4% over Black Ops 4’s opening weekend, a surprisingly small sum considering that Black Ops 4 broke digital sales records for Activision. This drop in players wasn’t even as severe as some of PUBG‘s other weeks without competition, such as one in May 2018 that saw a startling drop of 20%. This is good news for the PUBG Corp, as it means that they now have … [Read more...] about Has Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Hurt PUBG’s Player Base?
The Japanese giant, Sony has now officially revealed that they are going to use blockchain platform to work on a next-gen DRM. Sony will work on this project with Sony Music Entertainment Japan and Sony Global Education. In the initial stage, Sony is going to apply a rights management system for any digital content that uses blockchain technology. This new blockchain technology is based on Sony’s previous pre-existing DRM tool which authenticates, shares and keeps track of the copyrighted materials. Blockchains create networks where programs and information are difficult to destroy or falsify, and are well-adapted for the free transfer of data and rights. Those traits give blockchains many potential uses across a range of services including finance, merchandise distribution management, and the sharing economy, and blockchains are expected to bring about even more innovative services in the future. At present, they are also used in public P2P network transactions, primarily … [Read more...] about Sony to Use Blockchain Platform to Develop a New DRM, A Big Step to The Future
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 developer Treyarch continues to work on addressing player reported problems, and the studio promised to release a big update later this week. The update will bring “key improvements and new additions” to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, according to Treyarch, who also listed a few other issues on its radar. Players jumping in Blackout quad games have been reporting poor network performance in some cases, especially on Xbox One. Though the cause of the issue is hard to pin down, Treyarch is working on replicating it internally so that a fix can be developed. One other smaller, but nonetheless annoying issue players have been complaining about since launch is that red dot optics sometimes disappear and reappear when you aim down sights. The developer is working on a fix. There’s also a long list of “unexpected behaviour” affecting the game’s emblem editor, from layers that can’t be deleted to other problems that only happen … [Read more...] about Big Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update coming this week, Treyarch investigating disappearing optics and quads performance
Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser has tried to walk back comments he made about staff working 100-hour weeks on the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 - a statement which sparked widespread criticism throughout the video games industry yesterday.Houser made the claim in a Vulture article based on a personal tour of Rockstar Games' Manhattan office. Astonishingly, neither Houser nor Vulture attempted to justify the extraordinary amount of work further, in an article which otherwise glowed about the game and overall visit. Here's the excerpt:"We were working 100-hour weeks" several times in 2018, Dan says. The finished game includes 300,000 animations, 500,000 lines of dialogue, and many more lines of code. Even for each RDR2 trailer and TV commercial, "we probably made 70 versions, but the editors may make several hundred. Sam and I will both make both make lots of suggestions, as will other members of the team."At 100 hours a week, someone would be working an astonishing 14 hours a day, seven … [Read more...] about Rockstar attempts to defuse 100-hour work week controversy amid storm of criticism