Discord Opens Up Curated Storefront

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Discord Opens Up Curated Storefront

Discord is well known as one of the most popular chat apps in the world and likely the primary universal one for gaming. It has become a common place for gamers to congregate and voice chat in and out of games and manage their friends lists across a number of different digital services. It now seems Discord is going to compete with some of those digital services directly.

The chat app is pursuing a store is aggressively curated, hoping to invoke a small town bookstore feel. In the same way employees of locally-owned bookstores write little suggestion cards on new releases and old favorites, Discord wants to create a digital games store that has games their staff likes. The store is launching with the following games:

This is not to say Discord isn't in it to win it, because they're also launching an exclusivity program for indie games. The "First on Discord" initiative helps bring indie games to fruition in exchange for an exclusivity window of 90 days. Other publishers and stores like Humble have tried similar methods to varying degrees of success depending on the games in question.

Discord Opens Up Curated Storefront

about X hours ago from
Discord Opens Up Curated Storefront

Discord is well known as one of the most popular chat apps in the world and likely the primary universal one for gaming. It has become a common place for gamers to congregate and voice chat in and out of games and manage their friends lists across a number of different digital services. It now seems Discord is going to compete with some of those digital services directly.

The chat app is pursuing a store is aggressively curated, hoping to invoke a small town bookstore feel. In the same way employees of locally-owned bookstores write little suggestion cards on new releases and old favorites, Discord wants to create a digital games store that has games their staff likes. The store is launching with the following games:

This is not to say Discord isn't in it to win it, because they're also launching an exclusivity program for indie games. The "First on Discord" initiative helps bring indie games to fruition in exchange for an exclusivity window of 90 days. Other publishers and stores like Humble have tried similar methods to varying degrees of success depending on the games in question.

Dead Cells Developers Focusing On Switch Performance In Hopes For Late 2018 Fix

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Dead Cells Developers Focusing On Switch Performance In Hopes For Late 2018 Fix

You might have heard already, but Dead Cells is great. The action rogue-like is receiving a wave of positive critical reaction after coming to consoles and coming out of early access on PC. Switch owners, however, are reporting that the game does not maintain a fluid framerate, which is feedback developers Motion Twin are hoping to rectify.

On Nintendo Switch subreddit, a post was put up yesterday warning Switch owners sensitive to framerate fluctuations about Dead Cells. The post got over 500 upvotes, so it ended up getting quite a few eyes on it. In response, Motion Twin posted a statement in the comments responding to the issues people are having. 

While the developer was aware of the framerate drops, they didn't think it was a significant enough issue to significantly delay that version of the game. They admit that dismissing the issue wasn't the right call and are now planning to focus on bringing that version up to snuff, which may take some time as they've moved past the more obvious fixes that could be done. Any fixes now have to be done by digging deep into the Switch version to solve the framerate issue.

Dead Cells Developers Focusing On Switch Performance In Hopes For Late 2018 Fix

about X hours ago from
Dead Cells Developers Focusing On Switch Performance In Hopes For Late 2018 Fix

You might have heard already, but Dead Cells is great. The action rogue-like is receiving a wave of positive critical reaction after coming to consoles and coming out of early access on PC. Switch owners, however, are reporting that the game does not maintain a fluid framerate, which is feedback developers Motion Twin are hoping to rectify.

On Nintendo Switch subreddit, a post was put up yesterday warning Switch owners sensitive to framerate fluctuations about Dead Cells. The post got over 500 upvotes, so it ended up getting quite a few eyes on it. In response, Motion Twin posted a statement in the comments responding to the issues people are having. 

While the developer was aware of the framerate drops, they didn't think it was a significant enough issue to significantly delay that version of the game. They admit that dismissing the issue wasn't the right call and are now planning to focus on bringing that version up to snuff, which may take some time as they've moved past the more obvious fixes that could be done. Any fixes now have to be done by digging deep into the Switch version to solve the framerate issue.

Ubisoft Teases Child Of Light II, Reveals Switch Releases For Child Of Light And Valiant Hearts

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Ubisoft Teases Child Of Light II, Reveals Switch Releases For Child Of Light And Valiant Hearts

In just a few months, Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War will hit the Nintendo Switch. The two hand-drawn games originally came out back in 2014 and were received well. Now they'll get their names back in the spotlight for another go with Switch versions on the way. 

In a blog post today, Ubisoft confirmed that the two titles will come out about a month apart. Child of Light hits on October 11, while Valiant Hearts: The Great War launches on November 8.

For Child of Light on Switch, two players can work together, one playing as lead Aurora, while the other controls her firefly companion Igniculus using a Joy-Con controller. 

Ubisoft Teases Child Of Light II, Reveals Switch Releases For Child Of Light And Valiant Hearts

about X hours ago from
Ubisoft Teases Child Of Light II, Reveals Switch Releases For Child Of Light And Valiant Hearts

In just a few months, Child of Light and Valiant Hearts: The Great War will hit the Nintendo Switch. The two hand-drawn games originally came out back in 2014 and were received well. Now they'll get their names back in the spotlight for another go with Switch versions on the way. 

In a blog post today, Ubisoft confirmed that the two titles will come out about a month apart. Child of Light hits on October 11, while Valiant Hearts: The Great War launches on November 8.

For Child of Light on Switch, two players can work together, one playing as lead Aurora, while the other controls her firefly companion Igniculus using a Joy-Con controller. 

Nintendo Confirms Luigi Did Not Die Today Despite Clearly Dying

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Nintendo Confirms Luigi Did Not Die Today Despite Clearly Dying

If you watched the Super Smash Bros. Direct this morning, you might remember that the Simon Belmont trailer started with everyone's second favorite Mario brother found himself in over his head in Castlevania. After fleeing from some monsters, Luigi comes face to face with Death himself, who slashes Luigi and takes his soul likely for banishment purposes. I mean, his name is Death.

In true Sakurai form, Luigi was not seen elsewhere in the entire Smash direct, because he was dead. It's sad, but sacrifices had to be made. At least that was the common thought, but Nintendo has put everyone's worries to rest.

Luigi is okay

New Rainbow Six Siege Season To Feature Two New Operators

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New Rainbow Six Siege Season To Feature Two New Operators

We recently named Rainbow Six Siege one of the games most improved by free updates, and it looks like Ubisoft Montreal is planning to continue that trend. In the game's next major update, "Operation Grim Sky," players can look forward to new operators, graphics modifications, and map reworkings. 

Gameplay details are sparse on the new characters, but we do know a little of their backstories. The first is a British Defender, specializing in "mob behavior and snatch-squad tactics." The second, an American Attacker, has a "remarkably sharp mind" for tactical operations. 

The Hereford Base map will be adjusted to make it more suitable for competitive play, and new modifications will be introduced to fix a common issue with weapon sight misalignment.