Fortnite Map UPDATE – Battle Royale getting changes in PS4, Xbox One patch this week

Epic Games has revealed on Tuesday about some of the player stats that can be described by as impressive. Some of the biggest names in Battle Royale in Xbox One and PC, PS4 were FORTNITE and PUBG.

 

Both Fortnite and PUBG have started 2018 despite the growing supremacy among the Battle Royale gamers on both Xbox One and PS4.

 

Fortnite Map Update

 

The company has recalled that it won the Game Awards in December last year. It was also the same company that it was able to hit a huge milestone that is P30 million, please

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Fast forward, the company publicly announced that Fortnite had breached already the 40 million players across the globe. It can be recalled that during the past weekend, Fortnite has reportedly been focusing on the 2 million followers.

 

Meanwhile, Daniel Willia, Lead Systems Designer for Fortnite, said: “We’re really excited to announce we’re at more than 40 million players. It’s incredible. ”

 

 

“Having only launched Battle Royale in September and then to see that we’re the top played the game on Xbox One, for example, and hear people saying that it might be the most popular battle royale game in the Western world is really amazing,” Willias said.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age On PC Features New Game Minus

Avid fans of the Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will be rolling out to PC this coming February 1. This time, the game will be featuring real-with-pause squad combat. Fans have expressed excitement about the game’s entire series.

 

News of the Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age coming to PC surfaced when PC Gamer interviewed the game producer Hiroaki Kato. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age’s producer revealed some big news about the popular Final Fantasy game.

 

PC Gamer asked Kato as to the different ways that PC players will get to enjoy the Final Fantasy XII than console players. Kato said that his team brought some additional features to the PC platform. He expressed hope that PC players will get to enjoy the FFXII differently from console players.

 

“PC players can also play on high-end laptops with external GPUs, so I think that people who do so will be able to keep experiencing the deep collecting and side activities in FFXII TZA in many different places!,” Kato told PC Gamer in an interview.

 

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age features

 

Also, Kato said that Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has an enhanced gaming experience. Players will be able to play the game on a wide screen display with 48:9, 60 fps support as well as keyboard and mouse controls.

 

Apart from this, Kato said that the new game supports the low resolution, for instance, a 1280 X 720 so that other gamers will be able to enjoy the game.

 

When asked if the new game will have the same content with that of the console versions, Kato said all the game contents-the story, party members, character development system, battle design and monsters, among others-will, be the same as the PS4 version.

 

“We have also added several extra features such as a “New Game Plus” playable from level 90, a ‘New Game Minus’, in which you do not level up at all, available from the start, as well as a booster to set your gil and license boards to the maximum. We think that these will allow players to dig even deeper into the game and make discoveries in the massive world of Ivalice,” he said in the same interview.

Blizzard: Overwatch Update Adds New Skins And Makes Changes

Avid players of the popular game Overwatch League will get to enjoy new skins based on the league’s various teams. Apart from the new skins, the game developer also brought an update some changes, additions and fixes.

 

 

Blizzard has rolled out the Overwatch League update for PC, PS4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. The game developer said that the game’s new team skins are not just available in the loot box.

 

 

To get the new skins, gamers should buy the new skins with League Tokens. Gamers can buy the skins in bundles with a price ranging from $5 which is equivalent to 100 Tokens to 2,600 Tokens, that’s if a gamer opted to buy a $100-worth of tokens.

 

 

Apart from these, a player could also buy an individual skin that would cost 100 Tokens. And here’s an earlier treat. Blizzard said that players would be able to receive 100 Tokens if they could logged-in between now and February 13.

 

 

However, if a gamer aims to collect a complete collection of the game’s skin. Obviously, it would be very expensive with a possible price of $1,200. Players could access the whole collection of the skins in the Overwatch gallery.

 

A selected patch notes, as published on Blizzard’s website, is presented below.

 

Introducing Overwatch League Team Skins

 

Time to suit up! Overwatch League home-team skins are now live and can be purchased via our new League Token system, which allows players to directly support their favorite Overwatch League team (or teams!). Home-team skins are available for all 12 OVerwatch League teams and all 26 Overwatch heroes.

General Updates

General

”    Players can now watch the Overwatch League stream via the Overwatch League menu option when games are live

”    [PS4/XB1] Players can now bind all communication wheel options to a gamepad button

”    [PS4/XB1] An option to press and hold crouch rather than toggling the ability has been added to Options > Controls > Movement

”    [PS4/XB1] A slider for “Friendly Aim Assist Strength” has been added to Ana’s control options under Options > Controls > Hero. This will make it easier to aim at allies

”    Weapon accuracy is no longer increased or decreased when shooting at Genji’s Deflect or abilities that block projectiles (e.g. Winston’s Barrier Projector or Mei’s Ice Wall)

User Interface

Heroes

”    Zenyatta’s Orb of Discord and Orb of Harmony will now display its target’s health bar

Bug Fixes

General

”    Fixed an issue that prevented earned items from being displayed when a Loot Box was opened

”    Fixed a bug that caused a duplicate “Current Competitive Season” selection to appear in the Career Profile dropdown menu

”    [PC] Fixed a bug that prevented players from being able to navigate in-game menus with the tab key

”    Fixed a bug that prevented UI elements for Tracer’s Blink from displaying when switching between first- and third-person view in spectator mode

”    Fixed a bug that prevented the ammo count for Doomfist’s Hand Cannon from displaying when switching between first- and third-person view in spectator mode

 

 

Xbox One: Microsoft Console Sales A Break Even With Possible Low Margin Profits

A high ranking official from Xbox claims that Microsoft’s popular gaming console will reach a break-even regarding sales. Xbox chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi made such announcement, saying that Xbox One has a possibility of getting a low-profit-margin.

 

Xbox chief marketing officer Yusuf Mehdi disclosed this during the City Global Technology Conference this month. He pointed out that Microsoft’s strategy for the gaming console will remain the same for 2018 until it would reach the break-even profit margin.

 

Microsoft to reduce the price of Xbox One?

 

“The strategy will continue which is that we’re looking to break even or low margin at worst and then make money selling additional games, the Xbox LIVE service and other capabilities on top,” Mehdi as quoted saying in a GameZone report.

 

Also, the Xbox chief market officer said that Microsoft could reduce the cost of the gaming console. This is the same strategy that the software giant used with 360. The company explained further that reducing the cost would also reduce the price and make a more competitive price offering.

 

But Microsoft’s decision may not sound like a smarter move for Xbox users. Microsoft set Xbox One’s price to $400.  Consumers claimed that the gaming console’s price  higher $100 compared to PS4.

 

Meanwhile, others have expressed high hopes that Microsoft would debut a Kinect-less SKU for a lower price. This hope surfaced because Xbox One no longer requires the Kinect. However, this remains to be seen if Microsoft is bent to pursuing such plan to appease its avid consumers.

 

Despite this development, the software giant is certainly not at the losing end when it comes to selling the Xbox One. But many asked how much the Xbox One would cost them in pre-orders. Given the tight competition of Xbox One over PS4, this is enough reason to sound alarmed because customers are looking for affordability to save money.

Persona 3, Persona 5 Dancing Games Japan Release Date, Gameplay, And Tracklist Announced

On Tuesday, Atlus has revealed a new trailer for the upcoming popular Persona 3 spin-off game-the Persona 5 Dancing Moon Night.

The live stream which was aired today, December 26 is said to be for the new Persona 5 anime series. The Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night sometimes airs on April 2018 in Japan.

Fans of the anime series who personally saw the trailer witnessed the series gameplay. Aside from this, the cast, as well as the soundtrack, was revealed.

What you need to know about  The Persona 5 Dancing Moon Night?

Hence, The Persona 5 Dancing Moon Night is expected to hit the local stores on May 24 next year. A Japan released date was revealed at the end of the live stream.

For those who wanted to check some clips about the game, they can watch the trailers that were released during the game’s debut announcement back in August. A higher resolution screenshots can also be viewed by the fans.

Meanwhile, Atlus also released a fresh artwork as well as the information about the special editions. This includes the information for aPS4, and a trailer for the game’s sister title, Persona 5 Dancing Star Night.

Persona 5 Dancing Moon Night will only be playable via PS4 and PS Vita, Atlus USA has yet to announce the release date of the version of the game for the Western market.

PS4’s PlayStation Network, Nintendo Switch’s Eshop Plagued With Connection Issues

Both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch owners have expressed disappointment on Tuesday after two gaming networks were down. The Nintendo Eshop online serves as well as the Sony PlayStation Network suffered outages.

News about Sony’s PlayStation Network and Nintendo’s Eshop online services surfaced early morning on Tuesday, December 26. Gamers criticized the outages of services because their plans of accessing games were interrupted. The holiday season is the ideal time for gamers to play games or redeem game vouchers.

Gamers find it hard to redeem game vouchers

In a Twitter post on Tuesday, Sony has reportedly acknowledged the problem. Sony said that the company is “aware that some users are having issues in redeeming vouchers on PSN.” However, other reports claim that some PS4 players are experiencing a certain issue aside from redeeming game vouchers.

Other gamers reported that they have problems connecting to both the Sony’s PlayStation Network and Nintendo Eshop in general.

On the other hand Nintendo, in a separate Twitter post, on Tuesday said that it was already working on to solve the connection issues that gamers are experiencing.

“We apologize for any issues you may be experiencing with Nintendo eShop,” the company said. “We are working on it and hope to have this resolved soon.”

This is not the first time that PlayStation Network and Nintendo eShop experienced a service down time. Back in December 2014, both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network were reported to be hacked. Fortunately, this year, the grim scenario will not be repeated as the year is nearing its end.

Here’s What Gamers Should Know About Metal Gear’s Single Player Campaign

Gamers have something to cheer about the Metal Gear Survive single-player campaign. The game’s publisher Konami has produced a five-minute-long video so that avid fans can see the single-player campaign gameplay.

Although Konami’s popular game has yet to be released, Metal Gear Survive already triggered excitement from among its avid fans. Metal Gear Survive is expected to be released on February 20 across the U.S. While gamers in Europe can expect the game’s arrival on February 22 by 2018.

A player named Tim has played the Metal Gear Survive’s multiplayer component. He tried to play the game during the 2017’s E3 event. While he enjoyed playing the game because he is a self-confessed Metal Gear Solid 5 fan, he explains his experience playing the game’s single player campaign.

What’s with the game?

Citing a PCGamer report, Tim claims that Survive comes immediately following the game’s Ground Zeroes. One of the game’s protagonists which he describes as a soldier can be found on Mother Base. He learned that the protagonist soldier could be pulled into a warmhole.

He added that the soldier would spat out into an alternate world through a “mysterious organization” for six months. On this scenario, players will encounter the Metal Gear Survive’s Wanderer zombie-like characters.

Also, Tim claims that players will get to experience the game’s survival mechanics in the game’s alternate reality. Players are tasked to hunt animals, gather materials, and craft defences, among others. Regarding cooking, players can formulate and cook using their own recipes.

However, the recipes can only be obtained as rewards in Metal Gear Survive’s multiplayer games. They can only achieve such rewards if players can cook “powerful items and weapons.” Apart from this, players can also use the game’s firearms which are powerful. The game’s protagonists show kicking around in the cloud of poisonous mist.

 

Meanwhile, players can get a beta version of the game between January 18 to 21 but only for PS4 and Xbox One players.

Street Fighter: New Characters Revealed for Season 3

Street Fighter Season 3

Street Fighter has been one of my favorite games since I was a kid. I love Chun-Li ♥ It is an action-packed fighting game which you can play for hours.

It’s been years but Capcom is proud to announce a new addition to their game. Six new characters were announced to be in the Street Fighter V. The addition includes some long-requested fan favorites and two new fighters.

Returning characters include Sakura and Cody who made their debuts in the Alpha series. Sagat and Blanka who has been a part of the game since SF 2 are also back. G, a presidential-looking bearded man and Falke, a new female fighter are the two brand new characters in the game.

Despite revealing the whole lineup for the new season, Capcom will release each character one at a time. Sakura will be released on january 16, 2018 along with the launching of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.

Release dates for the other five are not yet confirmed. But I’m sure that it’ll be worth the wait.

The game is expected to launch in May 2018 for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One and PC. Just a few more months left and we’ll get our hands on this baby.

 

Sony PS4: Gaming Console Surpass 70 Million Units Globally

Sony has nailed itself to be the leading game console on the market today. The company has reached a new milestone because of its console lineup. In a press statement earlier this week, Sony Interactive Entertainment said that it sold over 70 million PS4 gaming console machines to date.

Moreover, Sony’s PSVR, an accompanying accessory of its VR, is, in fact, gaining a strong momentum. PSVR’s sales have reportedly surpassed the 2 million sales this month.

Andrew House, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said that Sony is delighted of the public’s acceptance to PS4.

“Many people are enjoying the unique entertainment proposition of PlayStation 4, and that an emerging technology like PlayStation Virtual Reality continues to gain traction,” said House.

“I cannot thank our fans and partners enough. Their support, since the launch of the very first PlayStation in 1994, has helped to make PlayStation one of the biggest console gaming networks in the world,” House added in a statement.

The Sony official further explained that Sony would continue to work closely with its identified partners to maintain momentum.

Below is the official report of PS4 console and games sold as of December 3, according to Sony as stated in its statement.

• PS4 has cumulatively sold through more than 70.6M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017;

• More than 617.8 million copies of PS4 games have been sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 3, 2017;

• Based on strong momentum of PS4, PS VR cumulatively sold through more than 2M units to consumers worldwide as of December 3, 2017;

• 150 titles have been released for PS VR3, achieving more than 12.2 million copies sold at retail stores globally and through digital downloads on PlayStation Store as of December 3, 2017.

Mega Man 11: Game Is Now Playable In Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Game developer Capcom has teased fans about its upcoming video game: the Mega Man 11.  Fans of the popular video game expressed their excitement because of Capcom’s big announcement.

In a live stream earlier this week, Capcom said the brand-new Mega Man 11 would be released on several console platforms. Mega Man 11 will be playable in PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Fans can expect the game in 2018. The Mega Man 11 is directed by Koji Oda with Kazuhiro Tsuchiya as the game producer.

Gamers were able to look some gameplay of the Mega Man after Capcom has released the game’s trailer.

Moreover, Capcom has also teased fans with the game’s retro collections. The publisher will release Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.

Game analysts claim that both retro collections made their way to Xbox One and PS4 consoles. Capcom, however, said that both would also be rolled out in Switch by 2018.

Aside from the Mega Man 11’s retro collections,  the eight games in the game’s spinoff series will be rolled out to Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One as well.  To date, Capcom did not release any additional details.  Fans are not sure if the eight games will be released individually or in the bundle.

What’s new with Mega Man 11?

Taking its cue from Mega Man X,  the new game is expected to be released on a 2D side-scrolling platform. In contrast to its predecessor, the Mega Man 11 features a unique and varied art style.

Game developers said that Mega Man’s appearance looks different and will have a new weapon.