Sea Of Thieves Developer Wowed By Streaming Numbers

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Sea Of Thieves Developer Wowed By Streaming Numbers

In its latest developer diary, Sea of Thieves’ executive producer Joe Neate acknowledged the game’s growing following on platforms like Twitch.

“It’s been amazing to see the continued momentum and interest around Sea of Thieves since the Shrouded Spoils release,” Neate said. “Throughout December we’ve seen loads of streaming... Just loads of people coming in and playing Sea of Thieves. To see that continue through January, to see new streamers... has been incredible.”

It’s a true reversal in perception from when the game launched to middling reviews last year. In our own review, we described the game as “shallow” with good ideas but not enough content. Rare’s since proven its commitment to filling its swashbuckling, pirate sandbox with four free, sizeable expansion packs, including December’s Shrouded Spoils — and if Twitch is any indication of public perception (it usually is), their efforts are paying off.

Tetsuya Nomura Reconsiders Worldwide Kingdom Hearts Releases After Leak

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Tetsuya Nomura Reconsiders Worldwide Kingdom Hearts Releases After Leak

After over a decade since the last numbered Kingdom Hearts game, anticipation is high for Kingdom Hearts III and Tetsuya Nomura's latest directed game. However, due to being shipped to retailers early, Kingdom Hearts III leaked out of a store in America two months ago, leading to entire playthroughs online months before the game officially releases. While certain scenes weren't on the disc to be patched later, it was still a lot of the game out there, and Nomura thinks the worldwide release is to blame.

Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu, translated by KHInsider, Nomura explained that he is reconsidering whether worldwide releases are something he will do in the future.

"I had expected to be able to relax, but I haven't been able to take a single break and I've been on my toes the entire time," Nomura joked with the interviewer. "We even had some trouble when someone overseas obtained a ROM through dishonest means."

Tetsuya Nomura Reconsiders Worldwide Kingdom Hearts Releases After Leak

about X hours ago from
Tetsuya Nomura Reconsiders Worldwide Kingdom Hearts Releases After Leak

After over a decade since the last numbered Kingdom Hearts game, anticipation is high for Kingdom Hearts III and Tetsuya Nomura's latest directed game. However, due to being shipped to retailers early, Kingdom Hearts III leaked out of a store in America two months ago, leading to entire playthroughs online months before the game officially releases. While certain scenes weren't on the disc to be patched later, it was still a lot of the game out there, and Nomura thinks the worldwide release is to blame.

Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu, translated by KHInsider, Nomura explained that he is reconsidering whether worldwide releases are something he will do in the future.

"I had expected to be able to relax, but I haven't been able to take a single break and I've been on my toes the entire time," Nomura joked with the interviewer. "We even had some trouble when someone overseas obtained a ROM through dishonest means."

Anthem Gets Social Hub Based On Early Feedback

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Anthem Gets Social Hub Based On Early Feedback

Anthem is still several weeks away, but Bioware is already trying to be reactive to feedback based on the closed alpha and, presumably, the upcoming demos. In response to players saying they want to be able to hang out with the game's NPCs and their friends between missions, Bioware is going to be adding a social hub into Anthem to do exactly that.

The news comes from Anthem's lead producer Michael Gamble on Twitter, who says you can head back to Tarsis or the launch bay after a mission, closing the tweet with "We listened to you."

After a mission, you can head back to Tarsis and catch up with some of the amazing characters we've created for you...OR...head back to the brand new Launch Bay, hang out with your friends, use the forge, reload and grab a new contract. Yeah, we listened to you... details soon! pic.twitter.com/m5sp96IpDh

Dark Souls III Bonfire Statue On The Way

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Dark Souls III Bonfire Statue On The Way

A new Dark Souls III statue joins a massive repertoire of Gecco Direct collectibles. For $100, fans can receive a ⅙ scale (210 mm high) LED bonfire with a miniature sword. The sword, once inserted into the flames, activates the fire-red lights. 

The bonfire, of course, has been a well-known staple in the Dark Souls series. Serving as a resting spot for the battered and weary, players can choose to restock their inventory, reinforce their stats in the first game, or upgrade their equipment (amid a plethora of other options). 

The statue, while already available for pre-order at this link, will not be released until the summer. In the meantime, don’t miss out on From Software’s latest title Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and the ways in which it improves upon and diverges from the Dark Souls formula. You can find the full hub of all our Sekiro information right here.

Four Command & Conquer Games Are Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

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Four Command & Conquer Games Are Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

If you’ve been itching for EA to bring back the dormant Command & Conquer series, and the recent competitive mobile game doesn’t quite scratch that itch, then Microsoft is stepping in to alleviate that problem. Sort of. In addition to the recent announcement that EA will be remastering several classic PC Command & Conquer titles, starting today, you can play four of Command & Conquer's Xbox 360 games as part of Xbox One’s backward compatibility program.

The four games are: 

Xbox’s Larry Hryb announced the news on Twitter, and it’s at least a good omen for anyone pining for the glory days of the popular franchise. For those who missed it, though, you can check out Command & Conquers Rivals when it got announced at E3 2018 here.

Four Command & Conquer Games Are Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

about X hours ago from
Four Command & Conquer Games Are Now Backward Compatible On Xbox One

If you’ve been itching for EA to bring back the dormant Command & Conquer series, and the recent competitive mobile game doesn’t quite scratch that itch, then Microsoft is stepping in to alleviate that problem. Sort of. In addition to the recent announcement that EA will be remastering several classic PC Command & Conquer titles, starting today, you can play four of Command & Conquer's Xbox 360 games as part of Xbox One’s backward compatibility program.

The four games are: 

Xbox’s Larry Hryb announced the news on Twitter, and it’s at least a good omen for anyone pining for the glory days of the popular franchise. For those who missed it, though, you can check out Command & Conquers Rivals when it got announced at E3 2018 here.

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

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2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list will be in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

2019 Video Game Release Schedule

about X hours ago from
2019 Video Game Release Schedule

If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2019, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.

New additions or changes to the list will be in bold.

As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.

A Plague Tale: Innocence Launches This May

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A Plague Tale: Innocence Launches This May

Set in 14th century France, A Plague Tale: Innocence follows two siblings' fight for survival against the army of the Inquisition and rats carrying Black Death. This story is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl named Amicia, who is tasked to keep a watchful eye on her brother. The gameplay pushes the player to keep the dangers at bay however possible, and to duck into the shadows for stealth when the odds are overwhelming. Developer Asobo Studio today announced that this dark journey arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on May 14.

Along with the release date, Asobo launched the first episode of a new webseries that provides developer insight into the creation of this unique title and what players can expect from it. This first episode shows you just how serious of a threat the rats are as they consume a pig in no time flat.