Facebook Prepping Twitch Competitor For Game Streaming

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Facebook Prepping Twitch Competitor For Game Streaming

Facebook has announced today that the social media platform is prepping a streaming program for gaming broadcasts as a competitor to Twitch and Youtube Gaming.

Detailed in a blog post, the Gaming Creators pilot program plans to leverage Facebook's existing technology with a lot of what its competitors already do. Of special note is that Facebook wants to use the Oculus as one of its streaming platforms, suggesting using VR for gaming streams.

In terms of monetization, Facebook is exploring options, but is committing to a viable path for people to give money to streamers. "To that end, many gaming creators monetize their videos directly from the support of their passionate fans, and we’re actively exploring ways for fans to back their favorite gaming creators via payments during select livestreams on Facebook.com," the bog post says. "Based on the results of our initial tests, we’ll expand our fan support monetization initiatives to more gaming creators, including participants in our initial pilot program."

Flinthook And Mercenary Kings Coming To Switch

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Flinthook And Mercenary Kings Coming To Switch

Two indie platformers, Flinthook and Mercenary Kings, are coming to the Nintendo Switch, according to developer Tribute Games.

The two titles are being brought to retail courtesy of Limited Run Games, who recently expanded out to the Switch as a consumer base. LRG announced the ports on their Twitter with accompanying box arts, showing off Mercenary Kings as a newly titled Reloaded Edition. The new subtitle indicates that the Switch version is coming with the free expansion coming soon to PS4 and PC, which adds two new characters and a host of new weapons.

Flinthook is a hook-based 2D platformer, of which you can find our review here, and Mercenary Kings is a mission-based 2D shooter with the structure of something like Monster Hunter, and you can find our review of that here.

Flinthook And Mercenary Kings Coming To Switch

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Flinthook And Mercenary Kings Coming To Switch

Two indie platformers, Flinthook and Mercenary Kings, are coming to the Nintendo Switch, according to developer Tribute Games.

The two titles are being brought to retail courtesy of Limited Run Games, who recently expanded out to the Switch as a consumer base. LRG announced the ports on their Twitter with accompanying box arts, showing off Mercenary Kings as a newly titled Reloaded Edition. The new subtitle indicates that the Switch version is coming with the free expansion coming soon to PS4 and PC, which adds two new characters and a host of new weapons.

Flinthook is a hook-based 2D platformer, of which you can find our review here, and Mercenary Kings is a mission-based 2D shooter with the structure of something like Monster Hunter, and you can find our review of that here.

Final Fantasy XV And Asssasin's Creed Crossover DLC Ends January 31

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Final Fantasy XV And Asssasin's Creed Crossover DLC Ends January 31

The crossover that not many could have predicted they wanted between Final Fantasy XV and Assassin's Creed is coming to a close. Square Enix announced via Twitter that the Assassin's Festival DLC will be ending on January 31.

The collaboration between teams from Ubisoft and Square Enix launched a full-scale DLC on August 31. Adding more than some assassin outfits for Noctis and the gang, the Assassin's Festival also tweaked some of Final Fantasy XV's mechanics to give some Assassin's Creed flair into the Final Fantasy XV formula. Like the Chocobo Carnival before it, the Assassin's Festival starts with Noctis and the gang heading to a local fair, but before long, the surprising scope of the Assassin's Festival is revealed.

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Final Fantasy XV And Asssasin's Creed Crossover DLC Ends January 31

about X hours ago from
Final Fantasy XV And Asssasin's Creed Crossover DLC Ends January 31

The crossover that not many could have predicted they wanted between Final Fantasy XV and Assassin's Creed is coming to a close. Square Enix announced via Twitter that the Assassin's Festival DLC will be ending on January 31.

The collaboration between teams from Ubisoft and Square Enix launched a full-scale DLC on August 31. Adding more than some assassin outfits for Noctis and the gang, the Assassin's Festival also tweaked some of Final Fantasy XV's mechanics to give some Assassin's Creed flair into the Final Fantasy XV formula. Like the Chocobo Carnival before it, the Assassin's Festival starts with Noctis and the gang heading to a local fair, but before long, the surprising scope of the Assassin's Festival is revealed.

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Overwatch League Has Fined London Spitfire Player For Obscene Gesture

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Overwatch League Has Fined London Spitfire Player For Obscene Gesture

The Overwatch League, the Blizzard-run season of competitive Overwatch games, has fined London Spitfire's DPS position Park "Profit" Joon-yeong $1000 for an obscene gesture on camera.

The incident happened during a broadcast yesterday when the London Spitifre faced off against the San Francisco Shock. Profit raised a middle finger to the camera during the match, which made some people in the viewing audience raise an eyebrow. He went to social media after the match and apologized, explaining that he was making a joking gesture to some friends and did not realize he was on camera.

The OWL was seemingly not concerned with his reasons, though, and fined him $1000 for the gesture. The London Spitfire are not scheduled for another match until next week, February 1, against Seoul Dynasty.

Overwatch League Has Fined London Spitfire Player For Obscene Gesture

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Overwatch League Has Fined London Spitfire Player For Obscene Gesture

The Overwatch League, the Blizzard-run season of competitive Overwatch games, has fined London Spitfire's DPS position Park "Profit" Joon-yeong $1000 for an obscene gesture on camera.

The incident happened during a broadcast yesterday when the London Spitifre faced off against the San Francisco Shock. Profit raised a middle finger to the camera during the match, which made some people in the viewing audience raise an eyebrow. He went to social media after the match and apologized, explaining that he was making a joking gesture to some friends and did not realize he was on camera.

The OWL was seemingly not concerned with his reasons, though, and fined him $1000 for the gesture. The London Spitfire are not scheduled for another match until next week, February 1, against Seoul Dynasty.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update To Add New Game Plus, Fix Bug

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update To Add New Game Plus, Fix Bug

Monolith Soft director Tetsuya Takahashi revealed news about the next update for Xenobalde Chronicles 2.

Update 1.3.0 will fix a bug from 1.2.0 where "in certain instances during and after Chapter 7 ... a Blade linked with a specific Driver disappears from the Blade List (it only disappears from the list, the Blade itself does not disappear)," Takahashi says. The bug is a result from the process of adding "Advanced New Game Mode," which allows players a second playthrough option that launches with the update February 13.

More information about the update will be shared leading up to its release. Until then, read our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review here, and see Takahashi's production note here.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update To Add New Game Plus, Fix Bug

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Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Update To Add New Game Plus, Fix Bug

Monolith Soft director Tetsuya Takahashi revealed news about the next update for Xenobalde Chronicles 2.

Update 1.3.0 will fix a bug from 1.2.0 where "in certain instances during and after Chapter 7 ... a Blade linked with a specific Driver disappears from the Blade List (it only disappears from the list, the Blade itself does not disappear)," Takahashi says. The bug is a result from the process of adding "Advanced New Game Mode," which allows players a second playthrough option that launches with the update February 13.

More information about the update will be shared leading up to its release. Until then, read our Xenoblade Chronicles 2 review here, and see Takahashi's production note here.

Epic Closing Down Paragon On April 26

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Epic Closing Down Paragon On April 26

Epic is closing down their action MOBA Paragon on April 26, finalizing weeks of speculation that the game was not long for this world.

The studio announced today that they would be shutting down service for the game in the coming months after being unable to find a path to success for it. The forthright blog post on the subject describes the situation for the game in dire terms, indicating that there is no feasible solution to maintaining the player numbers the game would require to keep going.

"We didn’t execute well enough to deliver on the promise of Paragon," the post from the Paragon team reads. "We have failed you – despite the team’s incredibly hard work – and we’re sorry."