PUBG Mobile Adds First-Person Camera, Arcade Mode, And A Battle Pass

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PUBG Mobile Adds First-Person Camera, Arcade Mode, And A Battle Pass

PUBG Corp. announced today that some new features are making their way to the mobile version of the popular battle royale game.

First off, the first-person mode from the bigger screen versions of the game is making its way to mobile. This allows players to get up close and personal with their gun. Much like the other versions, this is a separate mode that is balanced for the lack of peripheral vision in the more enclosed view.

The other big change is a MiniZone Arcade Mode, which drops the hundred players into a much smaller circle with three times the number of weapons for a faster experience.

Top NBA Prospect Deandre Ayton Is Also A Rookie To The Sponsored Call Of Duty Tweet Game

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Top NBA Prospect Deandre Ayton Is Also A Rookie To The Sponsored Call Of Duty Tweet Game

Deandre Ayton, commonly considered the number one NBA draft pick for this year, has a pretty active Twitter account. So of course he makes for a good sponsorship opportunity for things people might be interested in, like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. But that assumes that his agent communicates exactly how this sort of thing works.

The mistaken tweet was caught by a number of people, including Devolver Digital's fictional CEO Fork Parker, screencapping the original tweet. 

The single greatest sponsored tweet of all time. pic.twitter.com/8L8Pp7f38w

P.K. Subban Brings His Swagger To NHL 19 Cover

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P.K. Subban Brings His Swagger To NHL 19 Cover

Few players are as exciting to watch as Nashville Predators defensemen P.K. Subban. The former Norris Trophy winner and Olympic gold medalist plays with a passion that most fans can't help but admire. Today, he can add NHL cover athlete to his list of career accolades. 

“Growing up, and still to this day, my friends and I love seeing who is on the cover and ultimately getting to play the game,” said Subban via a press statement. “Being the cover athlete for NHL 19, for me, represents growth within our sport, embracing different personalities, and showing that anything is possible. I’m honored to be able to sport the Smashville colors on this year’s cover.”

Subban isn't the only athlete gracing the cover of NHL this year. If you buy the Legends or Ultimate editions, The Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky, will grace your cover. EA Sports has not detailed what these special editions contain or how much they cost.

Take-Two CEO Scoffs At The Idea Of Single-Player Games Going Away

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Take-Two CEO Scoffs At The Idea Of Single-Player Games Going Away

Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Take-Two Interactive, thinks that any doomsaying about single-player games is at best premature.

Speaking to VentureBeat, Zelnick was asked about the upcoming release of Red Dead Redemption 2 and if the perception of single-player, narrative games being less profitable overall was accurate.

"There are people saying that a game won't work if it's not a free-to-play battle royale," Zelnick explained. "People really are saying that, and not even tongue-in-cheek. I don't buy that. Single-player, in my opinion, is not dead, not even close. Companies that feel like they'll just avoid the hard work of building a story and characters and go right to where the money is in multiplayer, I don’t think that's going to work. I'd be surprised."

PUBG Compensating Falsely Banned Players With 20,000 BP

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PUBG Compensating Falsely Banned Players With 20,000 BP

In the past few weeks, a new and decidedly strict anti-cheat system was implemented for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to handle the game's notorious cheating problem. The system also managed to catch a number of players who aren't cheating, leading to people logging into the game after sometimes weeks or months of not playing and finding their account banned.

According to a Steam blog post, this was merely the result of an overzealous cheat detection program.

"As you know, one of our highest priorities is working towards eliminating hackers and cheaters from PUBG," the developer writes in the post. "We’ve made great strides in this area recently, but unfortunately sometimes we get it wrong, which was the case recently when a number of players were improperly banned and were unable to access the game for a period of time."

Twitter Lists The Most Talked About Games Of E3

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Twitter Lists The Most Talked About Games Of E3

In a Twitter blog post today, the company revealed its list of what games were most tweeted about during E3 and who dominated the social media conversation. The platform looked at use of various E3 hashtags, mentions to the company accounts, untagged mentions of games, etc. to get the data. It likely doesn't include shortened game names like "Smash" or "TLOU," though.

In terms of games, these were the most talked about on Twitter:

In more absolute terms, this list includes everything at E3 talked about and the tags used for them.

Steam Can Now Tell You How Much You Have Spent

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Steam Can Now Tell You How Much You Have Spent

Steam sales have long been a contributing to growing backlogs and the ease of simply clicking on something under certain budget thresholds has long been the bane of anyone carefully managing their expenses, but could be carefully tucked away in your mind as an individual purchase. Now, Steam and Valve have introduced a tool to bring that aggregate number in your face.

If you so choose, Steam will show you how much money you've spent without the use of Steam credit – or, as Steam puts it, external funds used. That's how much money you've put into Steam over the lifetime of your account. In my case, it was a bit more than a month of rent, which is knowledge I probably could have done without.

You can find the page here, which prompts you to sign in to Steam and then presents you with external funds used as of the most recent cycle, which could be a few days in the past. So if you went on a spending spree last week, Steam isn't going to shame you for that quite yet.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey PS4 Theme Available Now

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey PS4 Theme Available Now

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the newest AC game that takes place in Greece, is coming out in October, but Ubisoft wants you to start feeling the Grecian air in your hair today.

Whether it's a mistake or not, Ubisoft has put up a theme for the PlayStation 4 with no pre-order necessary. Just log into PSN, download it for free, and be on your merry spartan way.

If you're curious about the actual game of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, which Ubisoft revealed officially at E3 and also accidentally a week before that, we have a New Gameplay Today playing through a good chunk of the upcoming Assassin's Creed title, outlined ten things to know about the game, and detail how the game is doubling down on Assassin's Creed Origins' RPG elements.

Report: Lucasfilm Puts Standalone Star Wars Movies On Hold

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Report: Lucasfilm Puts Standalone Star Wars Movies On Hold

Lucasfilm has halted production on future "A Star Wars Story" standalone movies, according to a report from Collider. This includes the rumored Obi-Wan and Boba Fett movies. According to Collider's sources, "the previously rumored Obi-Wan movie was in active development, but those who were working on the film are no longer involved."

Solo: A Star Wars Story received mixed reviews from fans and critics alike, and though it was profitable, it performed poorly at the box office in comparison to other Star Wars movies. Many blame "Star Wars fatigue" for Solo's failure, as Solo came to theaters just five months after Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Rather than devoting time to the spinoffs, Lucasfilm will now focus on Episode IX and the Rian Johnson trilogy after that, according to Collider. The series of Star Wars movies written by Game of Thrones T.V. series writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is not part of the spinoff series that has been put on hold.

Digital Card Game Scrolls Renamed To Caller's Bane, Made Free-To-Play

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Digital Card Game Scrolls Renamed To Caller's Bane, Made Free-To-Play

Scrolls, a digital card game released in 2014 by Minecraft creator Markus Persson and Jakob Porsér, has undergone a branding change to Caller's Bane and is going free-to-play.

The announcement was made on the official website today, which still refers to the game as Scrolls in various headers and images. 

"We've got a new name - 'Caller's Bane,'" the website reads. "I'm sure there's a good reason for it. Perhaps we just didn't like the sound of 'Scrolls'. Either way, it's still the same game you've known and loved."