Dragon Ball FighterZ Is The Most Popular Game At Evo 2018

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Is The Most Popular Game At Evo 2018

As the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, Evo acts as a barometer for where the fighting game community's collective heads are at with the genre. One of the metrics used to see what games the FGC thinks are worth competitive attention is by how many entrants each game has and this year the stats are fairly interesting.

Tweeted by Evo chief Joey Cuellar, also known by his online handle MrWizard, we have the number of entrants for Evo 2018 per game with registration now officially closed.

Evo 2018 Numbers - #Evo2018 1) DragonBall FighterZ - 2530
2) Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - 2421
3) Tekken 7 - 1504
4) Super Smash Bros. for WiiU - 1303
5) Super Smash Bros. Melee - 1302
6) BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle - 1148
7) Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 - 621
8) Injustice 2 - 356

Dragon Ball FighterZ Is The Most Popular Game At Evo 2018

about X hours ago from
Dragon Ball FighterZ Is The Most Popular Game At Evo 2018

As the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, Evo acts as a barometer for where the fighting game community's collective heads are at with the genre. One of the metrics used to see what games the FGC thinks are worth competitive attention is by how many entrants each game has and this year the stats are fairly interesting.

Tweeted by Evo chief Joey Cuellar, also known by his online handle MrWizard, we have the number of entrants for Evo 2018 per game with registration now officially closed.

Evo 2018 Numbers - #Evo2018 1) DragonBall FighterZ - 2530
2) Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - 2421
3) Tekken 7 - 1504
4) Super Smash Bros. for WiiU - 1303
5) Super Smash Bros. Melee - 1302
6) BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle - 1148
7) Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2 - 621
8) Injustice 2 - 356

Fortnite Turns One, So We All Get Presents

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Fortnite Turns One, So We All Get Presents

Although it's hard to remember a time before Fortnite dominated every headline and Twitch stream, the game is just celebrating its first birthday. 

Starting July 24, players will be able to earn emoticons, sprays, bonus XP and extra bling by doing completing various achievements. There's also a special questline in the game's Save the World mode to earn a "Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero." 

We recently reviewed Fortnite, but clearly the game shows no signs of slowing down.

Fortnite Turns One, So We All Get Presents

about X hours ago from
Fortnite Turns One, So We All Get Presents

Although it's hard to remember a time before Fortnite dominated every headline and Twitch stream, the game is just celebrating its first birthday. 

Starting July 24, players will be able to earn emoticons, sprays, bonus XP and extra bling by doing completing various achievements. There's also a special questline in the game's Save the World mode to earn a "Birthday Brigade Ramirez Hero." 

We recently reviewed Fortnite, but clearly the game shows no signs of slowing down.

Multiplayer Comes To Stardew Valley In August

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Multiplayer Comes To Stardew Valley In August

Ready to farm with friends? Co-op multiplayer is finally hitting Stardew Valley, well, the PC version at least. The multiplayer update hits on August 1 for PC users. Console players, including Switch owners, will have to settle for "coming soon."

Developer ConcernedApe made the announcement today with a short trailer that showcased the multiplayer mechanics in action. You can watch the trailer right here:

You can read our review for the original release of Stardew Valley here. The game also won our Best Simulation Game of 2016 award.

Multiplayer Comes To Stardew Valley In August

about X hours ago from
Multiplayer Comes To Stardew Valley In August

Ready to farm with friends? Co-op multiplayer is finally hitting Stardew Valley, well, the PC version at least. The multiplayer update hits on August 1 for PC users. Console players, including Switch owners, will have to settle for "coming soon."

Developer ConcernedApe made the announcement today with a short trailer that showcased the multiplayer mechanics in action. You can watch the trailer right here:

You can read our review for the original release of Stardew Valley here. The game also won our Best Simulation Game of 2016 award.

The Washington Post's Twitch Channel Incorporates Video Games And It Is Surreal

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The Washington Post's Twitch Channel Incorporates Video Games And It Is Surreal

Picture this: you're The Washington Post. Opinions on what you do vary, but regardless of reputation, you're still one of the biggest news sources in America. You want the growing audience of online millennials to engage with your news and they tend to pay attention to Twitch. So you open a Twitch channel. Duh.

That in itself isn't that weird, there are a lot of brand-owned Twitch channels that don't have anything to do with games. As Twitch has expanded after the Amazon buyout, the streaming service has increasingly reached beyond gaming to things like simply eating on stream. The Washington Post dipped their toes into the service earlier this year, livestreaming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's senate testimony in April and revived the channel this past week to cover president Trump's press conference in Helsinki. Today, WaPo decided to launch a new show titled Playing Games with Politicians and bring Twitch content back to gaming.

It's actually incredibly weird.

The Washington Post's Twitch Channel Incorporates Video Games And It Is Surreal

about X hours ago from
The Washington Post's Twitch Channel Incorporates Video Games And It Is Surreal

Picture this: you're The Washington Post. Opinions on what you do vary, but regardless of reputation, you're still one of the biggest news sources in America. You want the growing audience of online millennials to engage with your news and they tend to pay attention to Twitch. So you open a Twitch channel. Duh.

That in itself isn't that weird, there are a lot of brand-owned Twitch channels that don't have anything to do with games. As Twitch has expanded after the Amazon buyout, the streaming service has increasingly reached beyond gaming to things like simply eating on stream. The Washington Post dipped their toes into the service earlier this year, livestreaming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's senate testimony in April and revived the channel this past week to cover president Trump's press conference in Helsinki. Today, WaPo decided to launch a new show titled Playing Games with Politicians and bring Twitch content back to gaming.

It's actually incredibly weird.

New Mario Kart 8 Update Adds Breath Of The Wild Content

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New Mario Kart 8 Update Adds Breath Of The Wild Content

Nintendo has announced a new update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which adds some Zelda content from Link's latest adventure to his Mario Kart races. From the patch notes for today's update, version 1.6.0:

The content here comes from Breath of the Wild. Link's blue Champion Outfit is as close to a canon outfit as you can get in a game that lets you change clothes on the fly. The Master Cycle, introduced in the Champion of the Ballads DLC, is Link's motorcycle, making a natural fit for the Mario Kart series. The paraglider is the item Link gets that lets him escape the plateau at the beginning of the game and traverse high peaks and low valleys.

The update comes out of nowhere, though Nintendo's software head Shinya Takahashi hinted last week that further Mario Kart 8 updates would be coming soon. Hopefully there are more updates on the way, though this is definitely pretty neat.

New Mario Kart 8 Update Adds Breath Of The Wild Content

about X hours ago from
New Mario Kart 8 Update Adds Breath Of The Wild Content

Nintendo has announced a new update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which adds some Zelda content from Link's latest adventure to his Mario Kart races. From the patch notes for today's update, version 1.6.0:

The content here comes from Breath of the Wild. Link's blue Champion Outfit is as close to a canon outfit as you can get in a game that lets you change clothes on the fly. The Master Cycle, introduced in the Champion of the Ballads DLC, is Link's motorcycle, making a natural fit for the Mario Kart series. The paraglider is the item Link gets that lets him escape the plateau at the beginning of the game and traverse high peaks and low valleys.

The update comes out of nowhere, though Nintendo's software head Shinya Takahashi hinted last week that further Mario Kart 8 updates would be coming soon. Hopefully there are more updates on the way, though this is definitely pretty neat.