Battlefield 5's Firestorm Battle Royale Mode Leaks In New Video

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Battlefield V's battle royale mode, Firestorm, has leaked online ahead of its release this spring. What appears to be the mode's tutorial video has appeared online.

As the video explains, Battlefield V's Firestorm will have Solo, Duo, and Squads options. As with other battle royale games, rounds start with players dropping in from above; in this case it's with a parachute. Players must then find weapons and other items on the map and use them to be the last player standing. There are three tiers of weapons: Common, Rare, and Epic.

As with other battle royale games, ammo isn't always easy to find, so you will need to manage your inventory and share with teammates in Duos and Squads to survive and win.

Halo: Master Chief Collection Updated On Xbox One Amid Rumors Of PC Release

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Microsoft continues to update and support Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The latest update is out now in time for the start of Spring in the northern hemisphere, and it's a big one. Starting off, players will immediately notice that the menu screen is changed.

Gone is the winter-themed background featuring a Warthog amid falling fun. It was peaceful and serene, so we're sad to see it go. The menu screen is now back with its regular look that was there prior to the first revision around the Flood back in October.

"The past few months have been fun from changing up the look and feel of the menus, adding community maps, and introducing some much asked for features," 343 said. "We have had fun working with the community to bring new life to the loading screens and we are looking forward to the next update."

Assault Android Cactus+ Review - Robots Rock

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Assault Android Cactus+ Review - Robots Rock

Assault Android Cactus, first released on PC back in 2015, is a game that feels perfectly suited to the Switch. It's the sort of experience that works equally at home on your TV and in your hands during a morning commute. Thanks to a handful of new additions and some excellent port work, this new 'plus' edition is the definitive way to experience Witch Beam's excellent twin-stick shooter.

Assault Android Cactus+ isn't a major overhaul of the original, but it's a significant iteration. As before, there are 25 levels to play through, nine playable characters--five of them unlockable--and the game's focus is on chasing high scores and earning higher ranks for performance by repeating levels. The further you go, the more enemies the game hurls at you in each level, and the more hits it takes to kill them. It's a frantic experience, one where you're almost constantly beset by loads of enemies, swarming and firing shots at you. By the end of the campaign the onslaughts can feel unending, even though, in truth, levels only last a few minutes each.

Is Shadow Ghost Cloud Gaming As Good As A Powerful PC?

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Is Shadow Ghost Cloud Gaming As Good As A Powerful PC?

The idea of playing games through a cloud streaming service is trending upward due to the likes of Sony's PSNow, Google Project Stream's early test run with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Nvidia's GeForce Now. And many signs point to cloud-based gaming being the next big shift in the industry with names like Microsoft and Amazon making moves in this space. Right now, French company Blade has a stake in cloud gaming with its Shadow streaming service and Shadow Ghost set-top box (an improved version of the Shadow Box we reviewed last year).

Blade has been expanding the reach of its service--it was previously only available in California for US customers, but is now currently available in most states in the US, the UK, Germany, and France. And I spent several hours using Shadow on a MacBook Air and the Shadow Ghost to see if this setup is a viable solution for those looking for a mid/high-end gaming PC.

Apex Legends Solo Tips: Playing With Randoms And Going It Alone

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Apex Legends Solo Tips: Playing With Randoms And Going It Alone

Unlike most battle royale games, Apex Legends puts its whole focus on team-based gameplay--it currently only supports games in which you join a squad of three to face off against other teams. For a lot of players, that means jumping into the game to be matched up with random other players as teammates, which comes with its own challenges.

Playing by yourself in Apex Legends, rather than with friends on whom you can rely, can be tough. Random players have a tendency not to work together, they rarely talk to each other, and sometimes they run off and get killed. It's a lot tougher to be successful in a team game with players you don't know--but it's far from impossible. In fact, Apex Legends' innovations, like its robust ping system, can make the experience of playing with people you don't know pretty good, all things considered.

Don't Worry, Devolver Is Still Having An E3 Press Conference

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Following the news today that Electronic Arts will not have a traditional press conference at E3 2019 this year, indie game publisher Devolver Digital quickly chimed in to confirm it will have a press conference this year. That's good news, considering Devolver's previous E3 press conferences were some of the wackiest, wild, and absurd the show has to offer

Devolver confirmed in its tweet, "FWIW, we're still going to do an E3 press conference."

FWIW we’re still going to do an E3 press conference.

H1Z1 Changes Its Name On PC And Implements Large Patch

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NantG has announced that the PC version of H1Z1--formally known as H1Z1: King of the Kill and H1Z1 before that--has been renamed Z1 Battle Royale. Also now called Z1BR for short, the title has received a patch that updates almost every aspect of the free-to-play battle royale game. The PS4 version of the game (still owned by its original developer Daybreak Games--which itself used to be called Sony Online Entertainment) will retain its H1Z1 moniker. Confused by all the name changing yet? No? Excellent.

"[The PC update for Z1BR is] also huge because it represents the first big delivery on the promise that the new NantG team made when it took over development last September: Bring back the game that so many of you fell in love with in the classic 'King of the Kill' era around Preseason 3 at the end of 2016 and in early 2017," NantG general manager Anthony Castoro said in a blog post. "We still plan to address old weapon models, classic in-game UI elements, and more," he continued.

The new patch updates movement and stance animations, as well as combat and gun mechanics. In terms of animations, updates have been made to running, jumping, crouching, weapon swapping and reloading, and both active and passive stances. The speed of running and strafing, as well as the height of your jump, has also been changed. We've listed the combat and gun mechanic changes below.