Two days in, and everyone’s still talking about Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends. A game that most people didn’t even know about a week ago has been dominating headlines since its surprise launch on Monday, bringing in generally good praise from players and media alike. It even got a mention as one of the few bright spots in Electronic Arts’ quarterly investors’ call, where CEO Andrew Wilson called it “EA’s biggest reveal ever by peak concurrent viewers, and it quickly became the #1 game on Twitch.”It’s still in that spot as of this writing, drawing in more viewers than the #2 (League of Legends) and #3 (Fortnite: Battle Royale) games combined. Other numbers you might have heard already: Apex Legends had over a million players in its first eight hours and 2.5 million in its first 24 hours (“trending fast towards 3 million,” Wilson said), with a peak concurrency of 600,000. Another number I like to research when … [Read more...] about Apex Legends’ Numbers Are Impressive, But So It Respawn’s Smart Approach To Development And Marketing
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Youngsters these days probably won’t ever experience the real struggle of logging into an MMORPG and endlessly fretting that other players will get to a resource node first and “steal” it outright. Today’s multi-tap nodes are everywhere, and that’s just one way that MMORPGs have reduced competition, especially in the PvE market. But still, competition is everywhere in our multiplayer games, and it almost certainly will always be. We compete for looks, compete in power, compete in the auction house, and compete in global chat for most scathing comebacks and witty political insights. Even in dungeon parties working together for a common purpose, competition will rear its head as various group members try to out-perform each other. What do you think about that? Is competition healthy for MMOs, or do such elements feed into our darker natures and ultimately harm these games through selfishness and toxicity? Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: Is player competition in MMOs healthy or harmful?
Super Evil Megacorp, the company behind award-winning MOBA Vainglory is entering a new chapter today. They have opened cross-platform play with competitive parity, beginning with the Vainglory 4.0 launch, which is now available on Windows. This update will hit macOS in early 2019 also. Super Evil has also launched a strategic partnership with the NetEase, to support Vainglory’s 4.0 cross-platform launch in China. Their goal is to ensure that the console-quality graphics, precision controls, and tactical depth will carry over to the PC version, and with competitive parity across all devices, players can choose the control style and platform that suits them best. All competitive esports play will therefore also enable PC and mobile cross-platform play from 2019 onward, with console play scheduled for 2019 as well. Those who join the PC alpha (below) will also receive the “Vox on Ice” skin as a reward. “We believe gamers are gamers on any device and deserve to … [Read more...] about Vainglory’s PC Alpha Opens, Cross-Platform Competitive News and More
Amazon launched GameOn in March, a cross-platform competitive gaming service for developers. Today they launched a new feature, the GameOn Tournament Organizer. GameOn Tournament Organizer is a Twitch extension that allows Twitch creators to generate tournaments inside the Twitch experience with a click of a mouse and invite their players to join directly from within the game. Twitch is the premier community for gamers with over 15mm daily active community members watching an average of 95 minutes of gaming content a day. When games are successful on Twitch, they reach and resonate with the most influential gamers. And, when you integrate the GameOn APIs into your game, you give thousands of Twitch creators the tools to easily challenge their viewers to fun competitions in your game. This feature is already used by Darwin Project from Scavenger Studios, Paladins Strike by Hirez, Overload from Revival Productions, Tactical Monsters Rumble Arena from Camex Games, and SCP: Secret … [Read more...] about Amazon’s GameOn Expands Competitions with Twitch Extension
WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most popular blogging platforms available among those who want to make money online. It is very easy to maintain and can be used to create wide ranging sites from simple blogs to sites with specialized functionalities. Affiliate marketers simply love WordPress for the diverse range of possibilities it offers. But do you know what does it take to get success in this fiercely competitive affiliate marketing arena using WordPress? Here we analyze 5 steps that will help you achieve your goals as a successful online marketer. 1. Define Goals and Objectives: How much do you want to earn and in how many months or years? This is a very basic version and needs to be clearly answered before starting any affiliate marketing website. It could be small amounts like $250/year or a six figure income. Why I am giving it so much importance because it will directly lead on spending quite a bit of time on choosing the right affiliate program and other important stuff … [Read more...] about Affiliate Marketing Success : 5 Proven Steps