I've been playing and replaying a handful of games recently and I've started to realise that they're all the same game, or rather they all have the same preoccupations, even if they take things in different directions. They're all city builders. Sort of. Really, I would say they're all games that look at cities and ask: what are they? What do cities do? What forces bring them together and define them? All these games have slightly different answers to these questions. I've written about some of these games already, but I can't let them go. I love city builders. I love the idea of them anyway. But then I get bogged down, I lose track of the plumbing, I build my power station in the wrong place and everybody moves out because I haven't thought about the police or the fire department. The first game I've been playing recently looks like a city builder of that kind, but, played on the easiest level, it's completely pared back. It's called Pocket City, it's for smartphones, and I've come … [Read more...] about Games that ask: what are cities?
This year's Call of Duty game is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, according to reports and Eurogamer's own sources.It's not to be confused with the first Modern Warfare, aka Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, released in 2007. Or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, released in 2016. Despite the name, it's very much a new game.Twitter user LongSensation spilled the beans on the Modern Warfare moniker this afternoon. I've heard this name previously. Kotaku's Jason Schreier has also tweeted to say this is legit. The fact 2019's Call of Duty is a new Modern Warfare game has been something of an open secret for a while. In some respects, it's a pretty obvious return.This year's game is being made by Modern Warfare studio Infinity Ward, and no one was expecting a direct sequel to either of its previous entries, Ghosts (launched in 2013, and best remembered for its playable dog squad member Colin) and Infinite Warfare (2016, the one set in space everyone hated).Former Call of Duty … [Read more...] about This year’s Call of Duty is called Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
PUBG patch notes are a little less frequent than the equivalent for other games, instead coming around once a month as part of the latest PUBG update. Updates are also tracked slightly differently - the latest is named PUBG Update #29 for instance, rather than the ususal decimal numbers for games' latest versions - but otherwise things work largely the same. In each big patch there's a new set of things to know and bear in mind, from weapon changes to bug fixes, and everything in between. We detail all of those down below. When is the PUBG update patch release day and time?The PUBG patch releases vary in terms of date and time, but more often than not they'll release onto full live servers around the 20th of each month, give or take a few days, at roughly the following time:UK: 9am (BST)Europe: 10am (CEST)East Coast US: 4am (EDT)West Coast US: 1am (PDT)The latest PUBG Update #29 released at 8:54am (BST) on Wednesday 22nd May, for instance, after going live on the PUBG Test Server a … [Read more...] about PUBG patch notes: what’s new in update 29
PUBG weapon damage stats become increasingly important as you begin to think more competitively about how you play the game. Different weapon stats are important at different times, too; DPS isn't very important for sniper rifles, for example, but it's one of the most important stats for SMGs. Here on this page we'll outline all the essential stats and numbers for each of PUBG's weapons, including the latest addition, the Bizon, plus our own choice of the best weapons in PUBG, with our own reasoning, further down the page. On this page: PUBG weapon damage stats and charts, including the new MP5KBefore diving into the tables, there are a few things to bear in mind:First, these stats are sourced from datamines of the main game - our sources include the datamined stats found here, as well as this spreadsheet from PUBG redditor dak4ttack, and this page from fellow redditor bizfarts.The tables below are ordered by Shots to Kill, with the fewest shots to kill ranked highest. That doesn't … [Read more...] about PUBG weapons damage stats
In preparation for the upcoming Bank holiday, eBay has delivered tempting code PLUGIN15, which gives you 15 per cent off a raft of games and peripherals at numerous eBay outlets.These deals include the likes of Mario, Pokémon and Zelda for as little as £29, as well as a Nintendo Switch Mario bundle for £237. Let's take a look at the best Nintendo Switch deals on eBay right now.At the eBay Currys outlet you can nab The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for £36.71 using code PLUGIN15 at checkout in tandem with the current Currys 10 per cent off. Considering Zelda rarely gets below £48, this makes for a decent deal in the world of Nintendo.Link's not the only one to get the chop: Super Mario Odyssey is down to £29.83 using the same code, while Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can be nabbed for £34.42.Also at the Currys eBay outlet, both Pokken Tournament DX and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! are £29.06 with the discount code.Over at the AO eBay … [Read more...] about Snag Mario, Pokémon and Zelda from £29 with eBay voucher