Deathgarden’s new feature could solve the promising game’s biggest problem

about X hours ago from
Deathgarden’s new feature could solve the promising game’s biggest problem

Deathgarden: Bloodharvest has the potential to become as popular as its creators’ last project, the horror multiplayer game Dead by Daylight. But first, its studio must solve one big problem: the Hunter’s instant execute mechanic. A new update might have the perfect fix.

Deathgarden pits five quick, fragile Scavengers against one deadly Hunter, who is tasked with preventing the group from escaping the titular arena. After downing a Scavenger, the Hunter can execute them. That removes the Scavenger from the game entirely.

We might get a Myst movie, TV series, and even a reality show

about X hours ago from
We might get a Myst movie, TV series, and even a reality show

Village Roadshow Entertainment has acquired the film and TV rights to Cyan Worlds’ Myst franchise of video games, with the intention “to develop a multi-platform universe including film, scripted and unscripted television content.” Yes, the end of that sentence leaves room for a Myst reality program. Village Roadshow will develop and produce alongside the original co-creator Rand Miller and his brother Ryan Miller.

This isn’t the first time Myst has attempted to conquer TV — Legendary Entertainment had plans for a transmedia series with a companion video game in 2014. In 2015, the series moved to Hulu, but never materialized.

eBay comes for Amazon Prime Day with a concurrent ‘Crash Sale’

about X hours ago from
eBay comes for Amazon Prime Day with a concurrent ‘Crash Sale’

Following Amazon’s announcement that its annual Prime Day sale will take place on July 15 and 16, eBay was ready with its own big summer sale announcement. Rather than simply offering competing deals, however, eBay is also taking some pointed shots at Amazon.

Dubbed the Crash Sale, eBay plans to “crash the [Prime Day] party” on the 15th with deals of its own. But the crash in Crash Sale has another meaning as well — eBay promises to release a fresh batch of deals if Amazon’s site crashes on Prime Day, as it did in 2018. eBay’s press release is full of tongue-in-cheek references to Amazon, with COO of eBay Americas Jay Hanson saying that “eBay is primed to deliver exactly what shoppers want during this year’s crash (sale).”

Epic Games CEO says exclusives are the ‘only’ strategy to shake up PC gaming status quo

about X hours ago from
Epic Games CEO says exclusives are the ‘only’ strategy to shake up PC gaming status quo

The Epic Games Store pushed its way into the PC games marketplace war late last year with the promise that it would give developers a larger cut of revenue than Steam. Epic started locking down exclusive rights to sell certain games on PC to grow its platform, a decision that hasn’t sat well with some fans, but that Epic CEO Tim Sweeney feels is necessary.

In a recent Twitter thread, which originated from a tweet by Sweeney about GOG’s goal of connecting all of the various PC launchers together, fans brought their criticism of Epic Game’s exclusivity choice directly to Sweeney. After a lengthy back and forth in his mentions between fans arguing whether exclusivity was good or bad for gamers as a whole, Sweeney himself weighed in on the topic.

July’s PlayStation Plus free games include Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

about X hours ago from
July’s PlayStation Plus free games include Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

July is going to be a sporty month for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

First up on the list is PES Productions’ Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, last year’s simulation soccer game from Konami. The PES series is the only true competitor to EA Sports’ FIFA franchise, and although it’s missing some of the sport’s top-flight clubs and leagues (because EA can shell out for their expensive exclusive licenses), PES remains renowned for its soccer gameplay.

Call of Duty, Dead Space veteran joins PUBG team to lead a new studio

about X hours ago from
Call of Duty, Dead Space veteran joins PUBG team to lead a new studio

PUBG Corporation, the developer behind the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is spinning up a new development studio. Helming the project is industry veteran Glen Schofield, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games. The new studio is called Striking Distance, and it’s based in San Ramon, California.

Schofield was most recently front and center for the launch of Call of Duty: WWII in 2017, which he co-directed and produced. Prior to that he filled a similar role on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. He’s also credited with leading the creation and development of Dead Space.

Destiny 2 goes full anime with new Dragon Ball Z emote

about X hours ago from
Destiny 2 goes full anime with new Dragon Ball Z emote

While you were off playing other video games, Destiny 2 went full anime. As part of the new Season of Opulence cosmetics, Bungie added a multiplayer emote in the style of Dragon Ball Z’s fusion dance.

Multiplayer emotes in Destiny 2 involve two players. The first suggests grouping up, and any nearby player can accept the emote invitation. In this case, both players stand next to each other, wiggle their arms a bit in unison, and then put their fists together.

One Punch Man is getting a 3-vs.-3 fighting game

about X hours ago from
One Punch Man is getting a 3-vs.-3 fighting game

One Punch Man is getting its first ever console game based on the series. The upcoming fighting game, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is “coming soon” to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

A new trailer released today shows off some of the action between the titular character, Saitama, as well as some of his most well-known cohorts. The game’s art style seems to be following the trend of other anime fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ and the My Hero Academia’s brawler by remaining visually faithful to its animated material. While Bandai Namco’s news release states that the game will feature “3 vs. 3 battles, where players can form powerful teams,” the game’s first trailer only shows off simple, one-on-one gameplay.

Police: YouTuber Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah dead at 29

about X hours ago from
Police: YouTuber Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah dead at 29

Desmond Amofah, the YouTube content creator widely known as Etika, has been found dead, according to a statement from the New York Police Department. A search for the 29-year-old Brooklyn resident began last week when Amofah was reported missing after posting a troubling video on YouTube in which he discussed thoughts of suicide.

YouTube deleted that video citing violations of the site’s community standards, but the video has since been reuploaded by others.

Riot Games’ Teamfight Tactics comes out June 26

about X hours ago from
Riot Games’ Teamfight Tactics comes out June 26

Riot will release its take on Auto Chess, Teamfight Tactics, on its servers for all players Wednesday as part of League of Legends next patch. Update 9.13 brings Teamfight Tactics off the game’s test servers, and adds new Champion, Qiyana.

Riot has been testing Teamfight Tactics on its test realm for the past week — where the game sat comfortably in the top few spots on Twitch — but Wednesday will be the first time any player can download and try Teamfight Tactics.