343 Downplays Battle Royale For Halo

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343 Downplays Battle Royale For Halo

Those hoping to wage war in 100 player free-for-all on Halo Arrays might find the latest bit of news coming out of 343 a tad disappointing. During a recent 343 Mixer livestream, developers Jeff Easterling and James Bachici were asked about the possibility of battle royale making its way to the sci-fi shooter that made Xbox a household name.

Easterling replied "I'll tell you right now, the only BR we're really interested in is Battle Rifle." With the battle royale subgenre taking over livestreams and a general audience with the likes of Fortnite and PUBG, and popular series like Call of Duty and Battlefield ramping up to deliver their own versions of the mode, Halo's hold out is a notable one.

For more on Halo, check out Showtime's plans for the upcoming television adaptation.

343 Downplays Battle Royale For Halo

about X hours ago from
343 Downplays Battle Royale For Halo

Those hoping to wage war in 100 player free-for-all on Halo Arrays might find the latest bit of news coming out of 343 a tad disappointing. During a recent 343 Mixer livestream, developers Jeff Easterling and James Bachici were asked about the possibility of battle royale making its way to the sci-fi shooter that made Xbox a household name.

Easterling replied "I'll tell you right now, the only BR we're really interested in is Battle Rifle." With the battle royale subgenre taking over livestreams and a general audience with the likes of Fortnite and PUBG, and popular series like Call of Duty and Battlefield ramping up to deliver their own versions of the mode, Halo's hold out is a notable one.

For more on Halo, check out Showtime's plans for the upcoming television adaptation.

First Trailer For DC's Gritty Teen Titans Show Has Strong Words For Batman

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First Trailer For DC's Gritty Teen Titans Show Has Strong Words For Batman

A live-action Teen Titans show has been in development for a while now, bouncing from TNT and being on developmental hiatus until DC finally decided to put it on DC Universe, the publisher's streaming service. Today, we got a first taste of what that show, called Titans, looks like with a debut trailer.

There's a lot of blood, angst, and a big FU to the Caped Crusader himself. You can watch the whole thing here:

No word on when the show will release yet but we're sure Teen Titan fans have strong opinions about the gritty tone of this show given the franchise's reputation for being wacky and lighthearted. This version seems more in line with the tone of Zack Snyder's DC films (Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice).  Let us know what you think in the comments below.

First Trailer For DC's Gritty Teen Titans Show Has Strong Words For Batman

about X hours ago from
First Trailer For DC's Gritty Teen Titans Show Has Strong Words For Batman

A live-action Teen Titans show has been in development for a while now, bouncing from TNT and being on developmental hiatus until DC finally decided to put it on DC Universe, the publisher's streaming service. Today, we got a first taste of what that show, called Titans, looks like with a debut trailer.

There's a lot of blood, angst, and a big FU to the Caped Crusader himself. You can watch the whole thing here:

No word on when the show will release yet but we're sure Teen Titan fans have strong opinions about the gritty tone of this show given the franchise's reputation for being wacky and lighthearted. This version seems more in line with the tone of Zack Snyder's DC films (Man Of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice).  Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Nidhogg 2 Fences Its Way Onto Xbox One Today

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Nidhogg 2 Fences Its Way Onto Xbox One Today

We really dug the grotesque but hilarious and delightful Nidhogg 2 when it was released last year. In his review, Suriel said "Nidhogg 2 adds layers of depth to a simple formula without breaking what made it so appealing in the first place. The new weapons and maneuvers blend seamlessly into fights, making them more dynamic and tense. Its single-player offerings may be paper-thin, but for anyone looking to test themselves against their friends, Nidhogg 2 is hard to beat."

The game has remained a PS4/PC exclusive until today. Xbox One players can now get in on the frantic, slashy action with their friends. The Xbox One version of the game includes two exclusive stages to duke it out on.

Nidhogg 2 Fences Its Way Onto Xbox One Today

about X hours ago from
Nidhogg 2 Fences Its Way Onto Xbox One Today

We really dug the grotesque but hilarious and delightful Nidhogg 2 when it was released last year. In his review, Suriel said "Nidhogg 2 adds layers of depth to a simple formula without breaking what made it so appealing in the first place. The new weapons and maneuvers blend seamlessly into fights, making them more dynamic and tense. Its single-player offerings may be paper-thin, but for anyone looking to test themselves against their friends, Nidhogg 2 is hard to beat."

The game has remained a PS4/PC exclusive until today. Xbox One players can now get in on the frantic, slashy action with their friends. The Xbox One version of the game includes two exclusive stages to duke it out on.

Overwatch's Mercy Is Getting Nerfed...Again

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Overwatch's Mercy Is Getting Nerfed...Again

Mercy me, Overwatch's angelic support heroine just can't catch a break. The latest in a series of character tweaks has Mercy taking a 17% reduction in the power of her healing beam.

Other support heroes are also getting tweaks, with Brigitte's shield bash cooldown being increased by one second and Moira's regenerative health power being tweaked. Lucio and Ana also have some minor changes coming.

You can find the full list of character updates here. These tweaks will go through when the latest patch hits.

Ubisoft's Game Sales Grow On PC This Quarter To Second Highest Platform

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Ubisoft's Game Sales Grow On PC This Quarter To Second Highest Platform

Ubisoft has a lot to be proud of this quarter. Not only are their game sales doing amazing, but they're one of the only publishers that does incredibly well in the first half of every given calendar year. In their report for the first quarter of their financial year, Ubisoft had an interesting statistical note: PC game sales have usurped the Xbox One as the second place for the publisher.

For this quarter, PC sales accounted for 24 percent of Ubisoft's total game sales, up three percent from the same time frame last year. PlayStation 4 made up the bulk of game sales with 38 percent, down from 44 percent the previous year. Xbox One remained constant at 22 percent. The Switch is at 5 percent, up from 1 percent last year.

It looks like the PC is actually siphoning sales from the PlayStation 4, which fell 6 percent from the same quarter last year. The Xbox One is actually remaining consistent, but as far as Ubisoft is concerned, there is not much in the way of growth on the platform. Not that growth is specifically important when talking about market percentage as long as the absolute copies sold go up proportionally.

Ubisoft's Game Sales Grow On PC This Quarter To Second Highest Platform

about X hours ago from
Ubisoft's Game Sales Grow On PC This Quarter To Second Highest Platform

Ubisoft has a lot to be proud of this quarter. Not only are their game sales doing amazing, but they're one of the only publishers that does incredibly well in the first half of every given calendar year. In their report for the first quarter of their financial year, Ubisoft had an interesting statistical note: PC game sales have usurped the Xbox One as the second place for the publisher.

For this quarter, PC sales accounted for 24 percent of Ubisoft's total game sales, up three percent from the same time frame last year. PlayStation 4 made up the bulk of game sales with 38 percent, down from 44 percent the previous year. Xbox One remained constant at 22 percent. The Switch is at 5 percent, up from 1 percent last year.

It looks like the PC is actually siphoning sales from the PlayStation 4, which fell 6 percent from the same quarter last year. The Xbox One is actually remaining consistent, but as far as Ubisoft is concerned, there is not much in the way of growth on the platform. Not that growth is specifically important when talking about market percentage as long as the absolute copies sold go up proportionally.

Mario Kart Hot Wheels Revealed

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Mario Kart Hot Wheels Revealed

Hot Wheels have long been part of a childhood tradition of rolling cars along the kitchen floor and then getting yelled at because a parental figure almost broke their back nearly tripping on one. Now you can do that, but with Mario Kart!

Mario and Hot Wheels have met before, but usually just through theming Hot Wheels cars with Mario aesthetics. The new Mario Kart Hot Wheels are straight up the Mario Kart racers as characters attached to go-karts. The first set includes Rosalina, Wario, Yoshi, Toad, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Mario. Sorry, Waluigi fans, but the world hates him.

The toys are making their debut appearance at San Diego Comic Con at both Nintendo's and Mattel's booths. Fans will get a chance to own the Hot Wheels themselves in June 2019 for about $4.99 a pop.