Heroes Of The Storm Makes Character Skins Easier To Get, Will Keep Having Timed Events

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Heroes Of The Storm Makes Character Skins Easier To Get, Will Keep Having Timed Events

Blizzard has revealed what's next for Heroes of the Storm after it announced it would be slowing down its efforts on the game.

Late last year, the company announced it was moving talent away from the HotS team and shuttering its esports circuits (both professional and collegiate) for the game. In that post, the company mentioned players could still expect new characters and events, "though the cadence will change." Yesterday, production director Kaéo Milker laid out some specifics about what that means.

The big change that will affect most players next week with the arrival of the Resistance patch is a change that will allow players to more easily purchase skins directly, some of the changes to the game with the 2.0 update making players more engaged but preventing from just buying skins they wanted outright, pushing them instead towards leveling up and earning loot boxes instead. When the update hits, all skins in the store will purchasable with the earnable Gems currency. If you have Gold in your account, you'll now be able to convert it to Gems in order to purchase the skins you want.

Heroes Of The Storm Makes Character Skins Easier To Get, Will Keep Having Timed Events

about X hours ago from
Heroes Of The Storm Makes Character Skins Easier To Get, Will Keep Having Timed Events

Blizzard has revealed what's next for Heroes of the Storm after it announced it would be slowing down its efforts on the game.

Late last year, the company announced it was moving talent away from the HotS team and shuttering its esports circuits (both professional and collegiate) for the game. In that post, the company mentioned players could still expect new characters and events, "though the cadence will change." Yesterday, production director Kaéo Milker laid out some specifics about what that means.

The big change that will affect most players next week with the arrival of the Resistance patch is a change that will allow players to more easily purchase skins directly, some of the changes to the game with the 2.0 update making players more engaged but preventing from just buying skins they wanted outright, pushing them instead towards leveling up and earning loot boxes instead. When the update hits, all skins in the store will purchasable with the earnable Gems currency. If you have Gold in your account, you'll now be able to convert it to Gems in order to purchase the skins you want.

Rainbow Six Siege Teases Year Four, Two New Operators Potentially Leaked

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Rainbow Six Siege Teases Year Four, Two New Operators Potentially Leaked

Ubisoft is teasing some of the content coming with the first season of year four of Rainbow Six: Siege, but some leaks have already given us our first glimpse of what's to come.

The upcoming season, according to the publisher, will include two new operators from the SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) of the Australian army. The company describes them as a stoic Attacker who’s just there to get the job done, and the other is a quick-witted Defender who’s in it for the guts and glory," who happen to be friends. From a gameplay perspective the two new operators will have "a new device that’ll keep roaming Defenders on their toes, and one that’ll leave Attackers at a bit of a loss."

Although Ubisoft isn't saying too much else about these characters yet, Reddit has apparently found some assets of the characters on the official Ubisoft website, which points to the operators being named Mozzie and Gridlock. The names may not be final, however.

Rainbow Six Siege Teases Year Four, Two New Operators Potentially Leaked

about X hours ago from
Rainbow Six Siege Teases Year Four, Two New Operators Potentially Leaked

Ubisoft is teasing some of the content coming with the first season of year four of Rainbow Six: Siege, but some leaks have already given us our first glimpse of what's to come.

The upcoming season, according to the publisher, will include two new operators from the SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) of the Australian army. The company describes them as a stoic Attacker who’s just there to get the job done, and the other is a quick-witted Defender who’s in it for the guts and glory," who happen to be friends. From a gameplay perspective the two new operators will have "a new device that’ll keep roaming Defenders on their toes, and one that’ll leave Attackers at a bit of a loss."

Although Ubisoft isn't saying too much else about these characters yet, Reddit has apparently found some assets of the characters on the official Ubisoft website, which points to the operators being named Mozzie and Gridlock. The names may not be final, however.

Ni No Kuni Animated Film In Production For Summer 2019

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Ni No Kuni Animated Film In Production For Summer 2019

Warner Bros. Japan and Level 5 are producing a film based on the Ni No Kuni universe, due out this Summer in Japan.

According to AnimeNewsNetworkWarner Bros. announced the news at a press conference earlier today. As with the series that inspired it, the film sports some strong Studio Ghibli talent. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom character designer and frequent Studio Ghibli animator and storyboarding Yoshiyuki Momose will be directing the film, and longtime Ghibli film composer Joe Hisaishi is composing the music. On the Level 5 side, CEO Akihiro Hino is executive producing the film and writing its script.

The movie will follow Yu, (played by Japanese Death Note actor Kento Yamazaki) as he and his friend Haru are plunged into one of Ni No Kuni's fantasy world and back out over the course of the film.

Ni No Kuni Animated Film In Production For Summer 2019

about X hours ago from
Ni No Kuni Animated Film In Production For Summer 2019

Warner Bros. Japan and Level 5 are producing a film based on the Ni No Kuni universe, due out this Summer in Japan.

According to AnimeNewsNetworkWarner Bros. announced the news at a press conference earlier today. As with the series that inspired it, the film sports some strong Studio Ghibli talent. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom character designer and frequent Studio Ghibli animator and storyboarding Yoshiyuki Momose will be directing the film, and longtime Ghibli film composer Joe Hisaishi is composing the music. On the Level 5 side, CEO Akihiro Hino is executive producing the film and writing its script.

The movie will follow Yu, (played by Japanese Death Note actor Kento Yamazaki) as he and his friend Haru are plunged into one of Ni No Kuni's fantasy world and back out over the course of the film.

Bungie Will Fix Destiny 2 PC's Titan Skating Glitch Next Month

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Bungie Will Fix Destiny 2 PC's Titan Skating Glitch Next Month

Ever since Destiny 2 on PC back in late 2017, players have been able to do something called "Titan Skating" - essentially being able to move much faster than intended by using the Catapult Lift jump ability, mashing of the space bar (or using keyboard macros). Using the Lion Rampant Exotic armor made this even faster and easier. This week, Bungie announced it is finally curbing the effectiveness of this technique, though it should mostly affect those players using macros.

The fix will arrive in patch 2.2.0, which arrives sometime in March. Bungie says that after the patch players will still be able to squeeze a little bit more movement speed out of the trick, but over, Titan Skating should still be possible, "just less excessive," the company says. According to the sandbox team, using the glitch (especially with macros), created "an unfair advantage when it comes to the fundamentals of combat gameplay like aiming, positioning, and even networking to some degree." Players who don't use macros shouldn't feel the effects of the patch, the company said. The reason it took so long to fix was likely because it was difficult to curb the trick "without impacting general movement for the Titan class."

Bungie Will Fix Destiny 2 PC's Titan Skating Glitch Next Month

about X hours ago from
Bungie Will Fix Destiny 2 PC's Titan Skating Glitch Next Month

Ever since Destiny 2 on PC back in late 2017, players have been able to do something called "Titan Skating" - essentially being able to move much faster than intended by using the Catapult Lift jump ability, mashing of the space bar (or using keyboard macros). Using the Lion Rampant Exotic armor made this even faster and easier. This week, Bungie announced it is finally curbing the effectiveness of this technique, though it should mostly affect those players using macros.

The fix will arrive in patch 2.2.0, which arrives sometime in March. Bungie says that after the patch players will still be able to squeeze a little bit more movement speed out of the trick, but over, Titan Skating should still be possible, "just less excessive," the company says. According to the sandbox team, using the glitch (especially with macros), created "an unfair advantage when it comes to the fundamentals of combat gameplay like aiming, positioning, and even networking to some degree." Players who don't use macros shouldn't feel the effects of the patch, the company said. The reason it took so long to fix was likely because it was difficult to curb the trick "without impacting general movement for the Titan class."

What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, PUBG, And Splatoon 2

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What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, PUBG, And Splatoon 2

Apex Legends doesn't have an esports scene (probably because it just came out this week with a surprise release), but that doesn't mean other games aren't ready for some high-level competition this weekend!

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open tournament has culled over 8,000 online players into a final 16, who'll compete live throughout the day. The action starts sometime between 11am and 2pm CT. You can also catch a similar event for Splatoon 2 on Sunday, featured on the same stream. (Stream)

The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds National Pro League goes into its second weekend later today with a pair of matches starting at 4pm Central today. (Stream / Schedule)

What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, PUBG, And Splatoon 2

about X hours ago from
What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, PUBG, And Splatoon 2

Apex Legends doesn't have an esports scene (probably because it just came out this week with a surprise release), but that doesn't mean other games aren't ready for some high-level competition this weekend!

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate North America Open tournament has culled over 8,000 online players into a final 16, who'll compete live throughout the day. The action starts sometime between 11am and 2pm CT. You can also catch a similar event for Splatoon 2 on Sunday, featured on the same stream. (Stream)

The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds National Pro League goes into its second weekend later today with a pair of matches starting at 4pm Central today. (Stream / Schedule)