The PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Some highlights: - What's your favorite song used in a game trailer? What game made you cry? What game did you quit because it was too grindy? We've got some mixed feelings about Respawn's upcoming Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order. On one hand, yay, it's a singleplayer game with lightsaber combat. On the other hand, the guy with the lightsaber is decidedly milquetoast when compared to all the cool weirdos in the Star Wars universe. Other than having a great moisturizing routine, Cal Kestis seems like a very run-of-the-mill Jedi.For this mid-week Q&A, we're putting ourselves in charge of EA's license. If you had your way, who would be the main character of your next favorite Star Wars game? For our answers below, we've gone with existing Star Wars characters, but if you want to make one up, by all means, go for it. Let us know your picks in the comments.Jody Macgregor: Captain Edrison PeaveyI like … [Read more...] about What Star Wars character do you want to play a game about?
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Google announced its Project Stream gaming platform today at GDC 2019, and it’s officially called Stadia. The firm is building a game platform for ‘everyone with access for everyone,’ called Stadia. Google said it will take “five seconds” to play a high-end game just by clicking a link on YouTube. During the keynote, Google noted there are barriers to playing some games, such as the need for high-end PC. Stadia is a platform which won’t take this into consideration, it seems, because it uses the cloud. It can be used on any platform, such as smartphones, tablets, PC, and televisions by logging into your Google account. You can then stream games to any of the these devices with the Chrome browser, without the need to download or install the game. You will also be able to start playing on one platform and then pick up later on another device. With YouTube, if you are watching a game trailer and see a “Play Now” notice at the end of it, it … [Read more...] about Google’s Stadia streaming platform lets you start playing a game in “five seconds” by clicking a YouTube link
UPDATE: Studio Wildcard has let streamers play Atlas, but everyone else has to wait.The streamer branch, as it's called, of Atlas is now live. Atlas is, at the time of publication, the most popular game on Twitch, with just shy of 230,000 viewers. Studio Wildcard said it's working on the early access release of the game now, which hopefully means Atlas will be live soon.ORIGINAL STORY: Thousands of people are watching Twitch streamers who are waiting to play a game that keeps getting delayed.Atlas is currently the sixth most popular video game on Twitch with 31,576 viewers at the time of publication, ahead of the likes of PUBG, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Overwatch.Atlas is the hotly-anticipated new game from Studio Wildcard, the developer behind Steam hit Ark. It's a pirate-themed survival MMO designed to host 40,000 simultaneous players in the same world.Atlas was supposed to launch on 13th December, but it was delayed to 19th December. A launch countdown timer hit zero and Atlas … [Read more...] about Thousands of people are watching Twitch streamers wait to play a game that keeps getting delayed
The PCG Q&AFind all previous editions of the PCG Q&A here. Check out some highlights: - Which of your existing games did E3 2018 make you want to play?What do you wish they'd announce at E3 this year?What classic PC game is on your pile of shame?Many games are designed to be extremely moreish. Civ invites you to click that end-turn button and keep building your empire. Online games like Runescape let you team up with like-minded people from around the globe to go on adventures. Surely you can fit another round of Dota 2 in before bed, and maybe another. But there comes a time when it all has to stop, right? Right??This week's question: When did you know you were playing a game way too much? Let the confessions begin.Jarred Walton: Civilization 2 killed my scholarshipMy parents got on my case all throughout my growing up phase. "It's a nice day outside, why don't you stop sitting in front of the computer and go outside to play?" Thanks mom, but look where it got my now: I … [Read more...] about When did you know you were playing a game way too much?
The current generation of video games is well-known for going too easy on the players. Apart from a few franchises such as Dark Souls or the recent indie title Cuphead, a few games really test the resilience and patience of the players. Most of the games facilitate players to clear certain stages with frequent checkpoints and the ability to lower the difficulty down to the level where it starts to feel more like a movie instead of a video game. If we go back in the history of video games, the video games of the past were brutal. There were no checkpoints, players had to defeat immensely difficult bosses and clear levels that now seem impossible to us. Early on, we had no options to save our progress either so if we had to complete our games, we had to sit through it the entire time without shutting down the console. Now a day, we have many features on our consoles and games that we take for granted. Players did not have multiple difficulty settings back in the day. Players had to take … [Read more...] about There Is No Shame In Playing Video Games On Easy Difficulty