Microsoft Reveals New Game Streaming Project

Microsoft Reveals New Game Streaming Project

8:21pm, 8th October, 2018
One of the most talked about initiatives that Microsoft has attempted to undertake this generation was game streaming. It's been one of Microsoft's most desired outcomes for the Xbox One, and it hasn't always gone down well with the community, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from trying... yet...
Fortnite maker buys anti-cheat software company

Fortnite maker buys anti-cheat software company

12:01pm, 8th October, 2018
Epic’s gotta do something with the money it’s printing through Fortnite purchases. Acquisitions appear to be at the top of that list, , the Finnish startup behind Easy Anti-Cheat. Epic has already deployed the anti-cheat software for its wildly popular sandbox survival game — it’s been a central piece of the gaming company’s strong anti-cheating stance. It is, as CEO Tim Sweeney puts it announcing the acquisition, “key to building a vibrant Fortnite multiplayer experience that’s fair for all players.” Fortnite isn’t the only title currently leveraging Kamu’s best-known offering. The startup says Easy Anti-Cheat is currently used by north of 80 games, installed on 100 million PCs globally. Chances are pretty decent that if you’ve played a big name title in the past year, it’s already on your computer. Kamu will continue to provide its service to non-Epic titles for the time being. Here’s Kamu CEO Simon Allaeys from the same release, “Joining the Epic family is not only a childhood dream come true, but a huge boost for our mission to help developers create beautiful gaming experiences. Battling cheating in games was just the start; today our products also help developers stay competitive by identifying player needs as quickly as they emerge.” The acquisition also affords Epic the opportunity to set up shop in Kamu’s native Helsinki. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
YouTuber creates concept video showing Fortnite in first-person mode

YouTuber creates concept video showing Fortnite in first-person mode

9:52am, 8th October, 2018
Fortnite Battle Royale was undoubtedly the big game of 2017, and 2018 is shaping up to be very similar. And with such popularity inevitably comes a swath of critics. Take, for example, Max Box. Using Fortnite’s replay mode, Max Box created a YouTube video that shows what Fortnite would look like in first-person mode. The video is slightly buggy, but it’s about as close as we may ever get to seeing what Fortnite would look like in first person. As it stands now, Fortnite uses third-person view, showing the player a view of themselves and the rest of the world from the perspective of their character’s right shoulder. Because of these mechanics, players are able to peek over cover or around walls without exposing themselves to incoming fire. Because third-person view allows gamers to see their character in full, it also makes Epic’s main Fortnite revenue generator, premium skins and emotes, all the more valuable. For those reasons, it seems unlikely that Epic would introduce a first-person mode. That said, Epic will face new competition in the Battle Royale space with the introduction of . The game jumps in the ring with Fortnite, PUBG and H1Z1 as a first-person Battle Royale shooter.
A Long Awaited PlayStation Feature May Finally Be On The Way

A Long Awaited PlayStation Feature May Finally Be On The Way

5:47pm, 6th October, 2018
There has been one feature among many that gamers have been desperately asking for from Sony and after years, and years, and years of begging, Sony has finally acquiesced and it appears as if the company might be giving gamers what they've been asking for regarding one particular feature for the...