Echo Combat's Open Beta Begins Soon

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Echo Combat's Open Beta Begins Soon

Echo Combat, the zero-gravity VR shooter from the creators of games like Lone Echo (which exists in the same universe) and The Order 1866, is entering open beta today. All you need to take part is own the Oculus Rift hardware and download the free-for-a-limited time beta version of the game when it becomes available.

The beta begins today at 10:30 a.m. PT and will go until 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, June 24. Along with being able to play matches, players will also be able to explore Echo VR – a zero-g social space where you can practice moving around and set up games.

I played Echo Combat last week at E3, and was impressed. Gunplay in well-executed zero-g virtual reality is quite the experience, and I recommend downloading it and checking it out if you have an Oculus Rift. I know I plan on making time for a few matches.

Echo Combat's Open Beta Begins Soon

about X hours ago from
Echo Combat's Open Beta Begins Soon

Echo Combat, the zero-gravity VR shooter from the creators of games like Lone Echo (which exists in the same universe) and The Order 1866, is entering open beta today. All you need to take part is own the Oculus Rift hardware and download the free-for-a-limited time beta version of the game when it becomes available.

The beta begins today at 10:30 a.m. PT and will go until 10:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, June 24. Along with being able to play matches, players will also be able to explore Echo VR – a zero-g social space where you can practice moving around and set up games.

I played Echo Combat last week at E3, and was impressed. Gunplay in well-executed zero-g virtual reality is quite the experience, and I recommend downloading it and checking it out if you have an Oculus Rift. I know I plan on making time for a few matches.

Two New Titles Incoming From Burnout Creators

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Two New Titles Incoming From Burnout Creators

Three Fields Entertainment – an independent studio headed by creators of the Burnout series – have announced not one, but two games for 2018: Danger Zone 2 (July) and new title Dangerous Driving (winter). Both are coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Danger Zone 2 (shown) transports the player from the confines of the first game's test zone locations to the real world. The game continues the set-piece destruction over 26 single-player levels in 17 locations in the U.S., U.K., and Spain.

Fiona Sperry, founder and CEO of Three Fields Entertainment, says that Danger Zone 2 includes more driving, drifting, and boosting than the first title, among other additions.

Two New Titles Incoming From Burnout Creators

about X hours ago from
Two New Titles Incoming From Burnout Creators

Three Fields Entertainment – an independent studio headed by creators of the Burnout series – have announced not one, but two games for 2018: Danger Zone 2 (July) and new title Dangerous Driving (winter). Both are coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Danger Zone 2 (shown) transports the player from the confines of the first game's test zone locations to the real world. The game continues the set-piece destruction over 26 single-player levels in 17 locations in the U.S., U.K., and Spain.

Fiona Sperry, founder and CEO of Three Fields Entertainment, says that Danger Zone 2 includes more driving, drifting, and boosting than the first title, among other additions.

State Of Decay 2 Leads NPD Software In May

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State Of Decay 2 Leads NPD Software In May

NPD released its May retail sales analysis, and everything's looking good, with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all having something to cheer about.

Overall, hardware, software, accessories, and game cards sales grew to $685 million – a 13 percent increase from a year ago (software was down slightly but the other areas made up for it), and year-to-date spending is up 15 percent. "Growth has occurred across all categories of spending," says NPD video game analyst Mat Piscatella.

State of Decay 2 – which has already almost doubled sales of the first title – is a big win for Microsoft, and the NPD notes that the Xbox One along with the PS4, drove a 26 percent increase in hardware spending compared to a year ago.

State Of Decay 2 Leads NPD Software In May

about X hours ago from
State Of Decay 2 Leads NPD Software In May

NPD released its May retail sales analysis, and everything's looking good, with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all having something to cheer about.

Overall, hardware, software, accessories, and game cards sales grew to $685 million – a 13 percent increase from a year ago (software was down slightly but the other areas made up for it), and year-to-date spending is up 15 percent. "Growth has occurred across all categories of spending," says NPD video game analyst Mat Piscatella.

State of Decay 2 – which has already almost doubled sales of the first title – is a big win for Microsoft, and the NPD notes that the Xbox One along with the PS4, drove a 26 percent increase in hardware spending compared to a year ago.

PUBG Mobile Adds First-Person Camera, Arcade Mode, And A Battle Pass

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PUBG Mobile Adds First-Person Camera, Arcade Mode, And A Battle Pass

PUBG Corp. announced today that some new features are making their way to the mobile version of the popular battle royale game.

First off, the first-person mode from the bigger screen versions of the game is making its way to mobile. This allows players to get up close and personal with their gun. Much like the other versions, this is a separate mode that is balanced for the lack of peripheral vision in the more enclosed view.

The other big change is a MiniZone Arcade Mode, which drops the hundred players into a much smaller circle with three times the number of weapons for a faster experience.

PUBG Mobile Adds First-Person Camera, Arcade Mode, And A Battle Pass

about X hours ago from
PUBG Mobile Adds First-Person Camera, Arcade Mode, And A Battle Pass

PUBG Corp. announced today that some new features are making their way to the mobile version of the popular battle royale game.

First off, the first-person mode from the bigger screen versions of the game is making its way to mobile. This allows players to get up close and personal with their gun. Much like the other versions, this is a separate mode that is balanced for the lack of peripheral vision in the more enclosed view.

The other big change is a MiniZone Arcade Mode, which drops the hundred players into a much smaller circle with three times the number of weapons for a faster experience.

Top NBA Prospect Deandre Ayton Is Also A Rookie To The Sponsored Call Of Duty Tweet Game

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Top NBA Prospect Deandre Ayton Is Also A Rookie To The Sponsored Call Of Duty Tweet Game

Deandre Ayton, commonly considered the number one NBA draft pick for this year, has a pretty active Twitter account. So of course he makes for a good sponsorship opportunity for things people might be interested in, like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. But that assumes that his agent communicates exactly how this sort of thing works.

The mistaken tweet was caught by a number of people, including Devolver Digital's fictional CEO Fork Parker, screencapping the original tweet. 

The single greatest sponsored tweet of all time. pic.twitter.com/8L8Pp7f38w

Top NBA Prospect Deandre Ayton Is Also A Rookie To The Sponsored Call Of Duty Tweet Game

about X hours ago from
Top NBA Prospect Deandre Ayton Is Also A Rookie To The Sponsored Call Of Duty Tweet Game

Deandre Ayton, commonly considered the number one NBA draft pick for this year, has a pretty active Twitter account. So of course he makes for a good sponsorship opportunity for things people might be interested in, like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. But that assumes that his agent communicates exactly how this sort of thing works.

The mistaken tweet was caught by a number of people, including Devolver Digital's fictional CEO Fork Parker, screencapping the original tweet. 

The single greatest sponsored tweet of all time. pic.twitter.com/8L8Pp7f38w