Namely in the trailer's title: "Take the Crown". Also in highlighting just how good he is. But beyond that, and a backing track by Jay Rock, it also highlights just how good this latest edition of the game is looking. Like, seriously, the animations, individual player characteristics and even the NBA presentation are very, very good.
In a vignette series designed to give excited tomb raiders a look at what they can expect in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, we see just how incredibly gorgeous this new playspace is, how a number of gameplay mechanics work, and a closer look at combat. All servicing Shadow of the Tomb Raider as potentially the best yet in the rebooted franchise.
I've been on extended holiday away from Azeroth, so this type of news is news to me, but I figure everyone who's still populating the world ought to know that "the opening shots have been fired in the next great battle for Azeroth", what with the alleged destruction of Teldrassil and all. (I say "alleged" because as I say, I've been on holiday away from Azeroth.)
In fact, it's out in just seven days, arriving on GoG.com and Steam on August 14. And according to inXile's Brian Fargo, the new remasters feature updated visuals and even bug fixes the team faced back in the 80s for an absolutely complete experience in one of the most celebrated RPG series of all time.
With QuakeCon scheduled to take place this weekend, alongside the gameplay reveal of the highly anticipated DOOM: Eternal, there’s also the matter of competitive Quake Champions. Where the greatest players from across the globe make their way to the convention for both team and solo competition. Including Australian Quake Champion Daniel "dandaking" De Sousa.
And in that acknowledgement, BioWare's Casey Hudson teased that the developer has "some teams hidden away working on some secret stuff that I think you’ll really like", but stopped short of confirming what it actually is they're working on adding that they're "just not ready to talk about any of it for a little while...".
Set to get a full reveal ahead of Gamescom later this month, today a Life is Strange 2 teaser trailer emerged that is more cryptic than a short look at what to expect. But, due to the cinematic ambition of the first season this sort of movie-style teaser trailer works well for Life is Strange. Of which, Square Enix is also describing as a universe or setting for a wide range of stories.
Which is very cool news because I played the first season of The Walking Dead on PC, the second on Xbox One, and the third of PC. And with the series now several years into its story, important choices that players have made over the years no matter the platform should carry over to the final season. Which it can via a new browser-based interactive experience.
Take-Two financials that have recently surfaced note a couple of milestones. First up the popular 2K sports series NBA 2K passed 10 million copies sold with the most recent addition NBA 2K18 - which set a new sales record for the franchise. Which brings total series sales to over 80 million copies sold worldwide for the top-rated NBA game.
With the two cities being Atlanta, Georgia and Guangzhou, China - both set to join the competition for the 2019 season of the Overwatch League. Details relating to the names and team composition will be announced at a later date, alongside confirmation that other new Overwatch League teams will be joining the 2019 season.
Out August 14, Phantom Doctrine from Good Shepherd Entertainment and independent developer CreativeForge Games offers up tactical XCOM-style turn-based action set during the height of the Cold War. A setting that we instantly fell in love with during our recent hands-on preview. Today a new gameplay breakdown showcases just how much detail can be found in the game.
With UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker becoming a brand ambassador for Bethesda in the region. Chalk this one up as a weird one for me because, a, I've little to no UFC knowledge outside of knowing that it's a thing, 2, adding the word brand to ambassador removes a lot of the second word's weight, and d, UFC and Fallout 76 cross-promotion could be incredible. Or ridiculous. Either way, this is good news.