With both the SMITE Oceania Championships and Paladins Invitational finals taking center stage, the event runs over two packed days of competition on November 26 and 27. And if you plan on being the audience for the event, you may want to jump on this now as tickets are limited. Probably to the number of seats at the venue, which is usually how it works. Tickets are available at Eventbrite, and are only $10 too. Making it great value.
As in the THX, the sound company George Lucas formed in the early '80s that helped shape theater and surround sound at homes for decades. Plus, they're the ones that started the whole pre-movie super loud and impressive sound demo thing. According to the details associated with the acquisition, THX will continue to operate independently with its own management. But under the wing of Razer.
After yesterday's red Rockstar logo it looks like the studio is now in full Read Dead Hype Mode, with a new image that looks like concept or teaser art for the next game in the series. In it we see the same red backdrop from the logo image, but with the added awesome of seven silhouettes wearing a variety of old-timey cowboy hats. Plus, some guns. Could this be hinting at a Magnificent Seven style story?
The 7.1 'Return to Karazhan' patch for World of Warcraft is due to drop later this month on October 25. Which follows on from the recent Legion expansion launch from August. The patch, which introduces a bunch of new story and world content including a new Mythic-level five-player dungeon, is part of Blizzard's plan to ensure that WoW gets a steady stream of substantial post-expansion content.
Overnight Rockstar Games took to its Twitter account to post a red studio logo with no accompanying text or any idea what it's in reference or response to. Naturally, and judging by the fact that the background is a little smudgy and gritty looking, the general consensus is that a Red Dead Redemption sequel announcement is coming soon. Sure it's a logo tweet, but still -- this could be exciting!
As the sequel to a great re-imagining of a '90s PC classic, Shadow Warrior 2 has been on our radar for quite a while now. You could say that we're more than ready for another dose of Wang. That of course being in reference to the foul-mouthed and lovable protagonist Lo Wang. But, instead of being a sequel that more or less plays like the first game Shadow Warrior 2 does things a little different. In that it feels like a cross between DOOM, Borderlands, and Diablo. Click through for the launch trailer, and some early impressions.
When Overwatch was released, I threw out the idea that whenever Blizzard takes on a established genre or idea they kind of make it their own. And in the process seem just-about 100% Blizzard Original. So it's no surprise that Hi-Rez Studios' hero shooter Paladins looks and feels a lot like Overwatch. Which itself looks and feels like a mixture of things. Paladins though is different enough. For one its free-to-play like the studios' other mega-hit SMITE, and it's available on Steam right now.
Yeah, so its no secret that Gearbox's Battleborn didn't sell all that well. Even though it's a fairly decent game that showed a lot of promise. And with low sales and a small player-base, rumours of it moving to a free-to-play model cropped up not that long ago. But even so, it's great to see that both 2K and Gearbox are continuing post-release support for the game with the first of five planned story-based DLC missions dropping today -- called "Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion."
Tyranny, a fantasy RPG where players are put into a world where evil won the grand battle a long time ago and now everything has a distinct lava-tone, is all set for release November 10. Following in the footsteps of Obsidian Entertainment's excellent Pillars of Eternity, Tyranny looks every bit as good. Especially if you're a fan of the old-school computer RPG vibe.