“It is just impossible”: Devs explain why big online games always seem to break at launch
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“It is just impossible”: Devs explain why big online games always seem to break at launch

Developers from EA, Massive, and more explain why and how things go wrong Between the fragmented launch of Anthem, the surprise launch of Apex Legends, and the upcoming launch of The Division 2, early 2019 is stacked with big online games. As BioWare’s latest, and countless games before it have demonstrated, multiplayer games of this scope rarely launch…

‘The world’s first performance enhancing gaming glove’ sounds silly, but it might actually come in handy
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‘The world’s first performance enhancing gaming glove’ sounds silly, but it might actually come in handy

What’s the secret to esports success? Skill and practice? A good setup with responsive peripherals? Well, yes, actually, to all of those. But Swedish entrepreneur Oskar Ödmark believes the next leap for competitive gaming is, as the old adage goes, all in the wrist. To help us realize our full competitive potential, he’s designed the…

Fortnite is adding an LMG with a bipod
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Fortnite is adding an LMG with a bipod

Datamine suggests it’ll behave much like the minigun. DAYUM! Fortnite‘s next battle royale weapon will be a fast-firing Light Machine Gun with a large magazine and a long reload time, Epic Games has announced. That sounds an awful lot like the minigun that’s already in the game, which is great for tearing down buildings but…

NORTHGARD Review
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NORTHGARD Review

It’s spring and my Viking colonists are gleefully filling their bellies now that the snow has melted and our food stores are filling up. The farmers and hunters are working hard, and with their appetite sated, my warriors are jonesing for a fight. I don’t have time to enjoy it. I’m already preparing for Northgard’s…

Terraria spin-off Otherworld has been cancelled
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Terraria spin-off Otherworld has been cancelled

The game fell too far behind schedule. Terraria: Otherworld has had a rough old time since developer Re-Logic announced it in 2015. A year later it was revamped, and last year co-developer Engine Software was dropped from the project. So it’s not entirely surprising that the game—which was a more focused, strategic spin-off of Terraria—has…

Fortnite free gifts to be handed out to everyone after servers go offline
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Fortnite free gifts to be handed out to everyone after servers go offline

Epic Games promise a more detailed explanation next week. Fortnite is the biggest game in the world right now, so when the servers went down this week there was a predictable tidal wave of infuriated fans. Epic Games have apologised for the downtime, and are promising players free gifts as a way to make it…

This Fortnite nature documentary uses the game’s new replay system to great effect
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This Fortnite nature documentary uses the game’s new replay system to great effect

Sonny Evans casts his eye over The Creatures of Fortnite. PUBG’s replay system arrived earlier this year in a bid to catch cheaters. Sonny Evans, on the other hand, used it to craft hilarious National Geographic-style nature documentaries. In the wake of its own newly-installed replay mechanics, Evans has now turned his creative hand to…

My list of 15 things I wish I knew before playing Far Cry 5
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My list of 15 things I wish I knew before playing Far Cry 5

Tips, tricks, and tactics for taking on the cult-controlled Hope County, Montana. Far Cry 5’s formula hasn’t changed in monumental ways: you shoot guns, clear outposts, and die time and time again to pissed-off skunks. But there are enough new wrinkles in Ubisoft’s open world FPS to disorient new players and series vets alike. Don’t…