Check Out A High Resolution, Updated Panoramic Illustration Featuring Every Character In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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Check Out A High Resolution, Updated Panoramic Illustration Featuring Every Character In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Over the course of the many Nintendo Directs and presentations in the lead up to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's release, Nintendo has updated a panoramic illustration with the reveal of each new character. With the full roster now known, Nintendo has released a version of the art with every single character in the game.

Even though we've watched the art steadily expand over the last few months, the final image is a sight to behold. It typically only flashes up on the screen for a few seconds at low resolution, but if you'd like to see (or download) a high resolution version, you can click the image below.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on Nintendo Switch on December 7.

CBS To Air Fan-Voted 'Gamers' Choice Awards' Next Month

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CBS To Air Fan-Voted 'Gamers' Choice Awards' Next Month

CBS has thrown its hat into the ring of end-of-the-year video game awards, announcing it will air the "Gamers' Choice Awards" December 9 on CBS and the CBS Sports Network.

Hosted by Carrie Keagan and director of Twitch Studios Marcus "Djwheat" Graham, the hour-long awards show will honor the winners of a number of categories, all of which are voted on by users. The Categories are:

Fan Favorite Male Gamer/ Streamer Ninja 
Shroud
Dr. Disrespect
Tyler1
TimTheTatman
Summit1g
Dr. Lupo
Tfue
Lirik

CBS To Air Fan-Voted 'Gamers' Choice Awards' Next Month

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CBS To Air Fan-Voted 'Gamers' Choice Awards' Next Month

CBS has thrown its hat into the ring of end-of-the-year video game awards, announcing it will air the "Gamers' Choice Awards" December 9 on CBS and the CBS Sports Network.

Hosted by Carrie Keagan and director of Twitch Studios Marcus "Djwheat" Graham, the hour-long awards show will honor the winners of a number of categories, all of which are voted on by users. The Categories are:

Fan Favorite Male Gamer/ Streamer Ninja 
Shroud
Dr. Disrespect
Tyler1
TimTheTatman
Summit1g
Dr. Lupo
Tfue
Lirik
 
Fan Favorite Female Gamer/ Streamer
Imane “Pokimane” Anys
Rumay “Hafu” Wang (itsHafu)
Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela
AnneMunition
Kat “Mystik” Gunn
Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon
Amira “Xmiramira”
Julia “Juliano” Kiran
Zainab “zAAz” Turkie
 
Fan Favorite Game
Fortnite
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Overwatch
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Celeste
League of Legends
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
Monster Hunter: World

Rapper 2 Milly Wants To Sue Epic Games Over Fortnite Emote

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Rapper 2 Milly Wants To Sue Epic Games Over Fortnite Emote

Rapper 2 Milly wants to "pursue legal action" against Fortnite developer/publisher Epic Games over the inclusion of the "Swipe It" emote.

2 Milly, most famous for the song "Milly Rock," is the creator of the now-popular Milly Rock dance, a move wherein you swipe your hands back and forth - and which used to be available for purchase in Fortnite as an unlock for the season 5 battle pass (Fortnite is currently in its sixth season, and the previous season's battle pass is no longer available). After 2 Milly saw his dance was available for purchase without his consent, he decided to begin to pursue legal action against Epic. "That's when I really was like... 'oh nah, this can't go on too long,'" he told CBS News.

2 Milly did not disclose what, exactly, he wants to sue Epic for, only that the legal move is more defensive than anything else. "I don't even want to bash them for all the millions," he said. "It's not really like that. I just feel like I have to protect what's mine."

Rapper 2 Milly Wants To Sue Epic Games Over Fortnite Emote

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Rapper 2 Milly Wants To Sue Epic Games Over Fortnite Emote

Rapper 2 Milly wants to "pursue legal action" against Fortnite developer/publisher Epic Games over the inclusion of the "Swipe It" emote.

2 Milly, most famous for the song "Milly Rock," is the creator of the now-popular Milly Rock dance, a move wherein you swipe your hands back and forth - and which used to be available for purchase in Fortnite as an unlock for the season 5 battle pass (Fortnite is currently in its sixth season, and the previous season's battle pass is no longer available). After 2 Milly saw his dance was available for purchase without his consent, he decided to begin to pursue legal action against Epic. "That's when I really was like... 'oh nah, this can't go on too long,'" he told CBS News.

2 Milly did not disclose what, exactly, he wants to sue Epic for, only that the legal more is more defensive than anything else. "I don't even want to bash them for all the millions," he said. "It's not really like that. I just feel like I have to protect what's mine."

PUBG Ends 'Fix PUBG' Campaign, Shifting Focus For Next Year

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PUBG Ends 'Fix PUBG' Campaign, Shifting Focus For Next Year

Back in August PUBG began its "Fix PUBG," campaign, focused on improving the overall quality of game's matchmaking, server performance, anti-cheat detection and player bans, and more. As of yesterday, the campaign is over.

In a post on PUBG's steam community page, executive producer Taeseok Jang outlined the results of the campaign. On the client performance front, the team saw fairly large improvements. "The average time to load 1 level has dropped significantly from 14.4 seconds to 5.6 seconds," Jang says. "Environmental effects, vehicle destruction effects, hit effects and smoke effects have been improved and we are planning to add improvements on weapon related logic and effects as well."

However, attempting to fix character movement spawned other issues, including the sound of footsteps being desynced from the actual movements of players, causing the team to revert the change. "We are preparing general optimization work and once it has gone through proper stability testing, we will apply it once again," Jang says. However, desync is still occurring, though less frequently after a November 7 patch, and the team will continue focusing on keeping the game at a synced 30-fps tick rate (the number of times per second the game updates to the server, not the framerate).

PUBG Ends 'Fix PUBG' Campaign, Shifting Focus For Next Year

about X hours ago from
PUBG Ends 'Fix PUBG' Campaign, Shifting Focus For Next Year

Back in August PUBG began its "Fix PUBG," campaign, focused on improving the overall quality of game's matchmaking, server performance, anti-cheat detection and player bans, and more. As of yesterday, the campaign is over.

In a post on PUBG's steam community page, executive producer Taeseok Jang outlined the results of the campaign. On the client performance front, the team saw fairly large improvements. "The average time to load 1 level has dropped significantly from 14.4 seconds to 5.6 seconds," Jang says. "Environmental effects, vehicle destruction effects, hit effects and smoke effects have been improved and we are planning to add improvements on weapon related logic and effects as well."

However, attempting to fix character movement spawned other issues, including the sound of footsteps being desynced from the actual movements of players, causing the team to revert the change. "We are preparing general optimization work and once it has gone through proper stability testing, we will apply it once again," Jang says. However, desync is still occurring, though less frequently after a November 7 patch, and the team will continue focusing on keeping the game at a synced 30-fps tick rate (the number of times per second the game updates to the server, not the framerate).

Crossplay, Unified Progression Coming To Paladins, Realm Royale, And Smite Next Year

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Crossplay, Unified Progression Coming To Paladins, Realm Royale, And Smite Next Year

With the recent news that Smite is coming to Switch next year, developer/publisher Hi-Rez Studios is doubling down on letting players play their games anywhere by announcing cross-platform play and progression is coming to Paladins, Realm Royale, and Smite.

Realm Royale, which has yet to fully release, will have it from the outset. Meanwhile, Paladins and Smite will receive an update enabling the feature in "mid-to-late" January. When this happens, there will be a 24-hour downtime, but after that, voice chat, leaderboards, and gameplay will be supported on Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Mac. "We are technically ready to support cross-play on other platforms as the opportunity arises," the company states on its FAQ for the feature, hinting that while Sony announced crossplay for some titles, Hi-Rez has not yet able to implement it for the PS4 version.

As for how players will be matched: "By default, casual matchmaking will find the best matches for players regardless of platform or input method," the company says on its FAQ for the feature. "Smite and Paladins ranked matchmaking will be divided strictly by input method. Players will only ever play against other players using the same input method in ranked. Realm Royale players will always be placed in cross-platform matchmaking."

Crossplay, Unified Progression Coming To Paladins, Realm Royale, And Smite Next Year

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Crossplay, Unified Progression Coming To Paladins, Realm Royale, And Smite Next Year

With the recent news that Smite is coming to Switch next year, developer/publisher Hi-Rez Studios is doubling down on letting players play their games anywhere by announcing cross-platform play and progression is coming to Paladins, Realm Royale, and Smite.

Realm Royale, which has yet to fully release, will have it from the outset. Meanwhile, Paladins and Smite will receive an update enabling the feature in "mid-to-late" January. When this happens, there will be a 24-hour downtime, but after that, voice chat, leaderboards, and gameplay will be supported on Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Mac. "We are technically ready to support cross-play on other platforms as the opportunity arises," the company states on its FAQ for the feature, hinting that while Sony announced crossplay for some titles, Hi-Rez has not yet able to implement it for the PS4 version.

As for how players will be matched: "By default, casual matchmaking will find the best matches for players regardless of platform or input method," the company says on its FAQ for the feature. "Smite and Paladins ranked matchmaking will be divided strictly by input method. Players will only ever play against other players using the same input method in ranked. Realm Royale players will always be placed in cross-platform matchmaking."

Cell And Piccolo Coming To Jump Force

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Cell And Piccolo Coming To Jump Force

Jump force's representation of Dragon Ball and Green people looks to expand with the addition of Cell and Piccolo, two of the series' most popular characters.

The news comes from Japanese video game magazine V-Jump, which announced the characters in its latest issue. We'll likely have to wait a little while before seeing them in action, however, though the next trailer shouldn't be too far off.

Jump Force is scheduled to release on February 14. For more on the game, check out some of the latest additions, as well as our impressions from the beta along with every ultimate attack.