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A re-introduction into Old School RuneScape: New/Old players

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 36 mins ago

If you have been around the MMO or RPG gaming scene you have most likely played or heard of a classic game called RuneScape. RuneScape is coming back to life and with an ever-growing community, the developer Jagex, is on the cusp of the games official mobile launch. So, I thought I'd give a quick re-introduction to new and returning players.

 

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For those players that have never heard about RuneScape before and have no idea what it is, the game is an MMORPG that was originally released back in 2001 by Andrew Gower. RuneScape quickly picked up quite the amount of players, numerous updates were rolled out and the game eventually hit its peak in 2007. More updates were pushed out after RuneScape 2, and after the 'Evolution of Combat' update the game had a detrimental split in the community between players that enjoyed the classic system and others that enjoyed the updated one. This eventually resulted in a legacy server being rolled out in 2013 based on a fan vote receiving over 50,000 signatures.

 

Gameplay wise, RuneScape is most likely a MMO that you have never seen before, it is very much unique in its own regard. Despite is very poor graphics, it comes with a sense of freedom as it is completely up to each player to determine how they will play the game and what they will complete. There is no classes and everyone has the exact same 23 skills putting each player on an equal playing field. Skill training is very long but cannot be bought with real-world-money, players set their own progression goals and can choose whether they complete them or move onto another goal. RuneScape is about setting your own goals and completing them however fast or as slow as you would like. You are in control.

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COD: Black Ops 4 launch day sales on PC up 100% over 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 21 mins ago

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched over the weekend, with Activision already coming out saying Black Ops 4 has broken sales records with the game reaching a "new franchise high" in more ways than one.

 

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This is first Call of Duty game to ever be released on Battle.net on the PC, with previous games in the COD franchise being released on Steam. This is a gigantic difference as Activision owns Blizzard, and thus have their own digital distribution software in Battle.net and its current roster of massive games from Blizzard. We're talking about Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Diablo... just to name a few.

 

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the first game in the series to include a battle royale mode, something that totally exploded last year with the release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and continued and got even bigger with Fortnite late last year, and especially this year. Blackout is the battle royale mode in COD: Black Ops 4, and I think that's why PC gamers have been flocking to the game. It is a super-polished PUBG where it runs super-smooth on most gaming PCs, providing a COD-infused battle royale game mode that feels, plays, and acts great.

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 could rock huge 6.66-inch display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 4 mins ago

Samsung is going to have the biggest year of all time in 2019, with the company hyping up the release of the world's first foldable smartphone that will act as a tablet in your pocket, but there's also the Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10, and their 10-year anniversary of launching the Galaxy range of devices. 2019 is going to be huge.

 

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But now there's new rumors on the larger-than-life next-gen Galaxy Note 10 which will reportedly ship with a huge 6.66-inch panel, with Samsung summoning the devil with its new Super AMOLED display. This is a chunk larger than the 6.4-inch panel on the Galaxy Note 9, and larger than the iPhone XS Max with its 6.5-inch display. There will also be the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to content with.

 

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10+ is said to have a 6.44-inch display, while the normal Galaxy S10 will reportedly have a 5.8-inch panel which is the same as the S9, while the S9+ rocks a 6.2-inch panel.

Cyberpunk 2077 team won't 'artificially' extend playtime

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 4 mins ago

Cyberpunk 2077 enjoyed a super-huge gameplay reveal a couple of months ago now, and while developer CD Projekt Red has said that the game probably won't arrive exactly how we've seen it, it'll be close.

 

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But now Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Miles Tost has been interviewed with Gaming Bolt, where he was asked if CDPR had any apprehension showing the huge 50-minute gameplay trailer to the game after the controversy behind The Witcher 3 and its downgrades. Tost said that wasn't a big consideration for the team, where he said: "The demo gameplay video was recorded from a work in progress version of the game and we were a bit uncertain if we should release it to the general public as we didn't want to commit to any particular design. A lot can change between now and launch, but you can be certain that we're not going to release a game we're not happy with".

 

What type of gameplay mechanics will we see in Cyberpunk 2077, well Tost said it was "too early to talk about that". He added: "If it makes sense, and if we could pull it off in a way that feels organic and meets our quality standards, then maybe. But we're certainly not going to be artificially extending the playtime by pushing more content into the game. If it can add to our story-driven experience in a meaningful way, we're not closed off to anything. Personally, I think our strength lies in creating handcrafted experiences".

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Dell's 49-inch ultra-wide monitor rocks 5120x1440 resolution

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 4 hours ago

Dell has just unveiled the world's first 49-inch dual-QHD curved monitor, with a super-awesome design and features, but it's the huge 5120x1440 native resolution that will blow peoples minds.

 

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The new Dell UltraSharp U4919DW is a huge 49-inch monitor that offers the same pixel real estate as two 27-inch 1440p displays, with Dell using an IPS panel and throwing in a built-in KVM switch (keyboard/video/mouse) that lets you use multiple PCs all plugged into a single display. The built-in KVM switch means you don't need multiple keyboards and mice plugged in, as you can plug two sources into the Dell UltraSharp U4919DW and then use a single keyboard and mouse.

 

There's a boat load of connectivity, with Dell including the expected DisplayPort, two HDMI ports, USB Type-C connectivity (which will also charge your smartphone), and more. We have 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178-degree viewing angles, 99% sRGB color gamut, the aforementioned built-in KVM, and more.

 

Dell will have the new UltraSharp U4919DW on sale in the US starting October 26, with prices beginning at $1699.

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COD: Black Ops 4 emotes let gamers peak around corners

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 56 mins ago

Peekaboo, I see you...

 

Yeah, that's probably what a bunch of people are saying in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 when they're using the character emotes to look around corners and shoot your ass dead. How is this happening? Well, publisher Activision and developer Treyarch are working on that.

 

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COD: Black Ops 4 was only released a few days ago now but this new bug allows players to enter a third-person perspective, with an unlocked camera. This means in multiplayer games players using this bug can see opponents with near God mode-like vision, which is a huge tactical advantage in the new Blackout battle royale game mode that debuted in Black Ops 4.

 

This 'bug' is not new as it has a name of 'emote peeking' that sees players using emotes to peak around corners, over structures and obstacles like cars. This has been done before in Destiny 2, another Activision game, which saw players changing to third-person mode using emotes. This let them see around corners, ruining the multiplayer side of the game.

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Sony ramping up services framework for next-gen PS5

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 57 mins ago

Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 console is in the works, and new job listings may hint at the system's release window.

 

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Sony just put up a marketing manager job listing directly involved with its new console. The listing says the candidate will "own the roadmap for next generation PlayStation campaign," which could indicate a possible 2019 release target for the PS5. These campaigns typically go into early planning phases a year or so out from a product's launch.

 

"As part of this hands-on position you would work across Partners, Product and Engineering and contribute to development and growth of PlayStation Intelligence Platform. You will own the roadmap for next generation PlayStation campaign," reads the marketing manager listing.

 

The Japanese games-maker is also hiring a senior software engineer that will affect the future PlayStation's network infrastructure. The listing, which is also part of the same PlayStation Intelligence Platform as the marketing position above, also directly references the next-generation PlayStation console.

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New Assassin's Creed free-to-play mobile game incoming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 9 mins ago

Assassin's Creed: Rebellion will launch next month on mobiles, bringing Ubisoft yet another portal to reap steady microtransaction revenues.

 

 

Originally announced in 2017, Ubisoft's free-to-play AC: Rebellion mobile game is finally ready to launch. The game will arrive late next month and pre-registration will grant you $15 in bonuses, including Mario (yes, Mario will be in this Assassin's Creed game), weapons straight from AC: Odyssey, and more.

 

Obviously the game will be peppered with microtransactions. Rebellion is a merged-genre type of game with RTS management features, RPG-style upgrades and items, and even appears to have side-scrolling elements--all of which should be monetized in key ways. The mobile segment is a massively lucrative foundation for the games industry, and analyst firm Newzoo predicts mobile gaming will rake in 51% of total 2018 game revenues, or $70.3 billion.

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Capcom to release three big games every fiscal year

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours ago

Capcom is diversifying its business model in an attempt to mitigate potential risks, but its focus on strong AAA games will only continue.

 

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In its latest annual report, Capcom says that it will now tap its strong vault of franchises to release three major games every fiscal year. This won't be the end, however: Capcom is keen on extending the life of each new game with additive online content such as DLC, hinting these games will have live services of some sort. The plan is that new games continue generating revenue as they fall back into catalog releases (catalog titles are older games that released prior to the current fiscal year).

 

"Specifically, new titles will work as growth drivers as we (1) release approximately three major titles each year, (2) extend the sales life of these titles to 3-4 years with additional content and pricing strategies and (3) strengthen our presence overseas, which comprises approximately 85% of the total market," Capcom CEO and founder Kenzo Tsujimoto said in the report.

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Black Ops 4 Blackout battle royale has split-screen

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 24 mins ago

Black Ops 4 has a surprise feature for couch gaming: split-screen mulitplayer in Blackout.

 

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With a smattering of choas-inducing content like zombies and nostalgic Black Ops callbacks, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode is already a huge contender against Fortnite's long-running BR reign, and now it has another weapon in its arsenal. Soon after Blops 4's release gamers noticed that Blackout actually supports two-player split-screen gaming on the same console. Split-screen used to be a must-have staple for FPS games, but now the industry has pushed towards online services with microtransactions and whatnot, the feature has basically died out. But not any more.

 

The feature is currently only available for PS4 and Xbox One consoles, and rightly so given game consoles are typically the center of any living room. Honestly this is surprising given Activison's main focus is online-based engagement (live services monetized with in-game purchases, DLC, etc), especially since Black Ops 4 is now the best-selling digital launch day game in the company's history.

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