Streaming video games is big business for some. Tyler "Ninja" Blevins reportedly makes $500,000 a month playing Fortnite on Twitch. But for the vast majority of streamers, barely anyone's watching, and precious few are paying. For the vast majority, streaming is a hobby. For others, it's the hope of something bigger - a bigger audience, perhaps, more views, more comments and, of course, more money. So, what's it like being a low-level streamer hoping to hit the big time? How does committing to at least trying to make something out of streaming affect your life, your relationships, your day to day? For 29 year-old Admiral Peach, an Ark fan whose streams get around 20-something concurrent viewers, it's a juggling act. She streamed for 93 hours in the 30 days up to mid July 2018, but she also has a part-time job and a relationship. There's a lot going on. This is her story. You might expect a streamer to have played games their whole life. This isn't the case for Admiral Peach. Though … [Read more...] about What it’s like being a low-level streamer
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Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube A few years ago, Obsidian designer Josh Sawyer flipped a map of the Forgotten Realms’ Dalelands, stuck some different labels on it and named it the Dyrwood. One record-smashing Kickstarter later, he and his team had revived the spirit of the Baldur’s Gate games, with the wilderness exploration and spacebar-thwacking tactical combat intact. Read more: the best RPGs on PC. Fresh from another isometric RPG, Obsidian now intend to fold some of Tyranny’s reactivity and unfamiliarity into Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - a sequel as ambitious as Baldur’s Gate II was. When is the Pillars of Eternity 2 release date? Pillars of Eternity 2 will release on May 8. Its first concrete release date was April 3, but that was pushed back so Obsidian could “polish and put those finishing touches on the game.” The Fig crowdfunding site that helped finance the game originally suggested Q1 2018, so they’re only … [Read more...] about Pillars of Eternity 2: story, setting, companions and more
Sony’s PS4 is the most popular console this generation, selling more than 70 million units worldwide. Although the UI has been streamlined since the PS3 and Vita days, a few of the PS4s features can be a little confusing or difficult to find. To lend a helping hand, we’ve compiled a definitive list of answers to a number of common PlayStation 4 questions: PS4 FAQ – Your Questions Answered Is PS4 backwards compatible? No, the PS4 is not backwards compatible with PS3, PS2 or original PlayStation discs. Modders have recently claimed to be able to play backed-up PS2 on PlayStation 4, but this uses backdoors that are against Sony’s terms-of-service. The only official ways to play older games on the new hardware are to buy remastered versions of games – like God of War, The Last of Us and Crash Bandicoot – from the PSN store or another retailer, purchase “PS2 Classics” like Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and Ape Escape 2 from the PlayStation … [Read more...] about PS4 FAQ – Your Questions Answered: Is PlayStation 4 backwards compatible, blu ray, region free?