Epic Games Adding Live Record And Replay Features To Fortnite

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Epic Games Adding Live Record And Replay Features To Fortnite

Fortnite matches have no shortage of moments worth reliving, which is why Epic Games has fast-tracked a new live record and replay feature to the Unreal Engine 4. 

Launching as a part of the 4.20 engine update this summer, Epic is integrating this new suite of tools for content creators in Fortnite that allows them to capture footage from matches, edit them with a comprehensive toolset featuring multiple camera angles, and then share them with friends via YouTube, Switch, and social media platforms. To show off the new features, during its "State of Unreal" presentation Epic welcomed YouTube star Ali-A to the stage. 

Epic may have integrated the live record and replay system into Fortnite first, but any studio that uses the engine will be able to integrate it into their game down the line.

Rumor: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster Coming, But Without Multiplayer

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Rumor: Modern Warfare 2 Remaster Coming, But Without Multiplayer

Some rumors regarding a remaster of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have been floating around recently, and a recent report appears to bolster their authenticity and add some additional (if disappointing) details.

According to a source speaking to charlieINTEL, a Modern Warfare 2 remaster is indeed in the works (though not at Raven, the studio that handled the original Modern Warfare remaster). But the bigger news is that the new version allegedly has no multiplayer mode; it would just include the single-player campaign.

For the many fans of Modern Warfare's 2 online mode, that could be a major factor in whether or not this remaster (if it is ever officially confirmed) is worth picking up.

THQ Nordic Bringing Back Old Nickelodeon Titles

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THQ Nordic Bringing Back Old Nickelodeon Titles

THQ Nordic has announced it's bringing back several games based on Nickelodeon properties, from Avatar: The Last Airbender to Ren & Stimpy.

THQ Nordic says that the games' availability will be detailed "in the coming months." However, today's announcement did not specify exactly which titles would be representing these shows (when applicable), nor pricing or platform.

The games are:

February 2018 NPD - Here There Be Monsters

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February 2018 NPD - Here There Be Monsters

The NPD has released numbers for February 2018, which places Capcom's Monster Hunter: World on top of the software charts. Hardware made a strong showing all around, with the PS4 coming out on top.

Overall, February spending on video game hardware, software and accessories grew 23 percent when compared to last year, to $995 million.

Monster Hunter: World is currently the best-selling game of 2018. Here's the rundown on software for February 2018 (check asterisks for important clarification):

Far Cry 5 Executive Producer Discusses Length Of Game

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Far Cry 5 Executive Producer Discusses Length Of Game

In a recent interview with Gamespot, Far Cry 5's executive producer Dan Hay speculated that players will be able to get through its main missions in about 25 hours. However, with side quests and recreational activities to do in between warring with a religious cult, Hay states times could extend for much longer depending on how much a player wants out of the game.

Gamespot also asked Hay several other things about the game. With regard to the insane mishmash of environments possible with the map editor, he says that there's potential for levels in the future designed to accommodate battle royale custom games as the tool evolves in the future. On the subject of micotransactions, they are similar in nature to Assassin's Creed: Origins' in that progress can be sped up by purchasing currency, but this does not affect gameplay in any advantageous sense in the campaign or multiplayer. Other than that, they are merely cosmetic. And for those who might not have access to an internet connection, the campaign will be playable offline.

You can check out our thoughts on the game in our New Gameplay Today video below.

Hyper Light Drifter, Nidhogg 2, And Crashlands Coming To Switch This Year

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Hyper Light Drifter, Nidhogg 2, And Crashlands Coming To Switch This Year

Indie games have flourished on Nintendo Switch during its first year of life, and more high-profile games are en route. Nintendo today announced three more indie titles for Switch.

Hyper Light Drifter leads the pack. The Zelda-inspired title from Heart Machine scored highly in Kyle Hilliard's review of the game from 2016. In addition, the crafting-focused Crashlands and the dueling fighter Nidhogg 2 are making the jump to Nintendo's latest console.

All three indie games are set to hit Switch this year.

Nintendo Releases List Of Top Ten Selling Indie Titles On Switch

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Nintendo Releases List Of Top Ten Selling Indie Titles On Switch

For the first time ever, Nintendo has released a list of the top-selling independent games life-to-date on Switch. The actual life-to-date sales numbers were not released, but head of partner management for Nintendo's publisher and developer-relations department Damon Baker presented the unordered top ten list of Nindie titles over the Switch's first year.

You can see the full, unordered list below.

Perhaps most noteworthy is that titles like Celeste and Enter the Gungeon, which launched only just recently are present on the top ten life-to-date sales list, showing that the Switch's momentum as a great platform for indies isn't slowing down in the slightest.

Ubisoft Avoids Vivendi Takeover

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Ubisoft Avoids Vivendi Takeover

The saga of multimedia conglomerate Vivendi's encroaching influence over Ubisoft has only grown over the past two years. In the end, it was announced today that Vivendi will be backing away by relinquishing its 27.3 percent stake in Ubisoft. 

Guillemot mentioned in 2016 to CNBC how he would consider a merger with another company to keep Vivendi at bay, and his wishes have come true two years later in a lesser sense. The Chinese conglomerate Tencent has forged an alliance with Ubisoft to stake 5 percent of its capital in its shares with the agreement that it will not pursue further investments or any voting rights in Ubisoft. However, Tencent will still benefit from the partnership.

"The investment from new long-term shareholders in Ubisoft demonstrates their trust in our future value creation potential, and Ubisoft's share buy-back will be accretive to all shareholders, " Guillemot said. "Finally, the new strategic partnership agreement we signed will enable Ubisoft to accelerate its development in China in the coming years and fully leverage a market with great potential."