Physical media is on the declineAdvances in bandwidth have resulted in most other entertainment industries shifting to a service model. 2020 will see how serious games are in joining TV and film in adopting similar methods of distribution. At the time of writing, the intent seems real; few would claim to be unaware of Microsoft's Project xCloud and Google's already up and running with Stadia, while the arrival of 5G and its accompanying latency should only help to bolster the prospects of both services. Elsewhere, after a ropey start Xbox Games Pass has finally become a vital service for fans of the green brand, while – um - PlayStation Now continues to be the obtuse beast it's always been. … [Read more...] about Exploring the biggest emerging trends that could change the way we play in 2020
Doherty's claims are corroborated by hundreds of comments in the Reddit post confirming the same thing, though DICE itself has yet to offer an official statement on the matter. Gamers in Oceania are used to experiencing unusual server issues in new multiplayer games, but developers eventually manage to iron out these problems over time, usually by allowing players to choose a different region from their own. … [Read more...] about Battlefield 5 Firestorm doesn’t work in Australia or New Zealand and it sounds like DICE has just… given up?
Hardline’s other new mode is Hotwire, which sees two teams compete to jack rides. At certain intervals a vehicle appears and prompts a mad scramble. Ride with a full posse and not only will your score climb faster, but you’ll also have the muscle to fight off tailgaters. At one point riding shotgun I shoot the windshield out to give me a clear line of sight then lean out of the side window like an excited dog to dispatch a motorbike man doing a wheelie. Not only is the mode fast and fun, but it makes contextual sense give the environment I play on, a slice of downtown LA with crisscrossing underpasses and overpasses. Again it’s familiar, this time resembling a more mobile Conquest, but that’s no bad thing. … [Read more...] about We tase a dozen men in Battlefield Hardlines Beta and laugh heartily
With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio has said that it's finally moving forward with the Black Widow movie. Earlier in May, Marvel president Kevin Feige said, "I would say certainly the one creatively and emotionally that we are most committing to doing is Black Widow." He also called the character a "lead Avenger [that] has amazing stories in her own right to tell that we think would be fun to turn into a standalone franchise." Simultaneously, the studio found a screenwriter in Jac Schaeffer (TiMER, The Hustle). Though it's still unconfirmed and unannounced, Marvel's Black Widow is getting closer to becoming a reality. … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Black Widow Movie Finally Has A Director
Basically, the EDC liquidation trust is trying to obtain its share of the profits from Intel and Micron since both companies released products based on 3D XPoint for commercial sale between 2017 and 2019. According to the court filing by the liquidated trust, "ECD offered to Micron ECD’s rights [under a 1998 and 1999 agreement] but Micron declined." … [Read more...] about Intel and Micron sued for not paying royalties on 3D XPoint technology