After any big patch for a game there are bound to be a few bugs. So, when Fortnite players found issues with building after the game’s latest patch, Epic set to work finding the cause. The problem was related to a potential solution for high-latency players experiencing slow builds that came with patch v9.10. Now that Epic has isolated the problem, it’s released a hotfix that reverts that change back to its pre-v9.10 state and should take care of the issue. Epic hasn’t specified exactly what the issues being caused were, but players have been complaining about editing and gun swapping since yesterday’s patch went live. Perhaps the most prominent complaint came from streamer and content creator Hamlinz, who tweeted a video that showed his gun going invisible if he tried to switch to it while editing. The hotfix has only just gone live, so it remains to be seen if problems like this will be fixed by taking out the edit change from patch v9.10. All of the other … [Read more...] about Fortnite hotfix rolls out to address building delays
You can’t play everything. Trust us, we’ve tried. You can’t even take note of all the games that come out in one week. Our mushy human brains can barely keep track of why we’re standing in the dairy aisle. Was it milk we’re low on? Or butter? Yoghurt? Hang on, I’m vegan. What am I doing here? Anyway, you’re bound to have missed a few games this year. Luckily the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, is here to mention a few puzzle games and town builders that might have flown under your radar. Let’s fire some thick opinion-bullets at them. How else are we supposed to bring them down, so you can play? Alice reckons you might like Glass Masquerade 2, a jigsaw puzzler about stained-glass windows, but also wordsy puzzle game Baba Is You. Meanwhile Brendan wants more folks to try a tiny and free chess game called Pawnbarian, and praises the toy spaceships of Objects In Space. We’ve also been playing stuff. Alice is withholding her … [Read more...] about Podcast: The games you might have missed in 2019 so far
A new handheld video game system has been announced, and it's anything but traditional. The system, called Playdate, features an actual hand crank that can be used to play games (or not).The system is yellow and it is small enough to fit in your pocket. It features a black and white screen, and it plays all kinds of games. It's being made by the software developer Panic, which has been in business for more than two decades. Recently, it started a publishing business and some of its marquee titles have included Firewatch and the soon-to-release Untitled Goose Game.Panic wanted to do even more, and that led to an idea to make a handheld game system. "What if we could push ourselves even further? What if we could build something? A real something that you could hold?" Panic said. "It was harder than we thought, but it's here."Panic worked with independent game designers Keita Takahashi, Zach Gage, Bennett Foddy, and Shaun Inman to create the Playdate console. "We showed them Playdate and … [Read more...] about This New Handheld Game System Has An Actual Hand Crank
With Google Stadia and other assorted streaming services set to truly take off this year, many are wondering: is my broadband good enough?A good internet connection is required to play games on Stadia, although there's no set number for a requirement yet. What we do know is 25Mbps is the required speed (bandwidth) for Stadia's precursor, Project Stream. That's for 1080p, 60fps streaming of gameplay though. 4K60 will be higher, as you'd expect. Basically, think about aiming for at least 25Mbps download speeds as a minimum for now. (For more information, check out Digital Foundry's Google Stadia impressions.)Based on this, how big a chunk of the population could be excluded from using Stadia? And how do people feel about video game streaming in the first place? Eurogamer is working with Broadband Genie on a survey designed to find out.The survey includes a speed test (it will only display for users on their primary home connection), will ask you which of the benefits of game streaming … [Read more...] about Is your broadband good enough for Google Stadia?
Total War: Three Kingdoms is here. We've played through several entertaining campaigns ahead of launch for our Total War: Three Kingdoms review. The good news is that diplomacy is better than it has ever been, and that allows for new strategies and a fascinating game board full of vivid Three Kingdoms era warlords. Before you get started, here are a few things we learned that might help your first campaign.Don't feed the rebelsRebels are always a pain in Total War, forcing you to acknowledge your failures as a leader and waste time fighting your own people. They spring up in discontent provinces as a growing rabble that'll usually besiege the nearest settlement, making you divert troops to deal with them. This happens in Three Kingdoms, too, but this time there's also a complication in the form of the Yellow Turban Rebellion. It works like the other factions, competing over the empire with heroes and armies and diplomacy, but it also feeds on the rebellions popping off across the … [Read more...] about Total War: Three Kingdoms beginner’s guide