In contrast to the high-octane trailer that had opened the day, the final event for the first day of the Final Fantasy XIV fan festival was quiet and subdued. Of course, it was also for a very different audience, with numerous press representatives gathered into a small conference room for a quick session of questions and answers with producer and director Naoki Yoshida about the day’s revelations. Naturally, this brought with it a contradiction; there was obviously certain territory that could not be discussed as it was being saved for the future festivals in Europe and Japan, and much of the content for patch 4.5 would be discussed in the live letter taking place on the following day. But there were still questions asked worth answering, starting with one from yours truly centering around what the announcement for Shadowbringers didn’t say. Specifically, where in the seven hells are we actually going? If this seems trivial, please note that prior expansion … [Read more...] about FFXIV Fan Festival 2018: Details from the press conference with Naoki Yoshida
Hank 5 years from the brink
If you didn’t know, Bethesda recently invited an exclusive list of media and content creators to West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort, a location that is also featured in the virtual world of Fallout 76, for a special event to showcase the gameplay of their upcoming “survival light” multiplayer Fallout game. Guests were flown in and given a variety of exclusive shwag, including ‘Vault-Tec’ hotel toiletries. More importantly, they were given a chance to play and record three hours each of footage from inside the game. Each member was given an Xbox 1 console to play on, as well as a hard drive full of the 4K footage that they recorded. The footage was under an embargo until 10am EST on October 8th. About 2 seconds after that the internet was flooded with something people have been begging for since E3: gameplay footage. Simply typing “Fallout 76” in Google right now will get you more info than you’ll know what to do with. Lucky for you, … [Read more...] about All I Need to Know About Fallout 76 I Learned From The Greenbrier Resort
Top 5: What Are The Best New Games Launching In August 2018? What are some of the best new games launching this month? Here are our top 5 titles to whet your appetite! Monster Hunter: World (PC/Steam) Release Date: August 9th The wait for the critically-acclaimed Monster Hunter: World on PC is almost over! Originally planned for Fall 2018, Capcom has now confirmed it will be arriving on August 9th, 2018. The title that released for consoles earlier this year has since gone on to become Capcom’s best-selling game in company history with over 8 million units shipped globally. In this entry, players take on larger than life monsters in a variety of vast, living, breathing ecosystems either solo or with up to three other hunters via online co-op, complete with drop-in functionality, a first for the series. A new trailer has been released today to mark the upcoming PC release which can be downloaded here. In Monster Hunter: World, follow the journey of the elder … [Read more...] about Top 5: What Are The Best New Games Launching In August 2018?
The latest edition of Crowfall’s regular Patch Notes from the Future is not looking very far into the future. It’s actually close to looking into the present because patch 5.7 is very close to deployment. And since there’s been some time with 5.7 in development, a lot of the patch notes had already been read off before the most recent show. But it is available in archive form (you can watch it just below) and it does contain new stuff because apparently patch 5.7 just keeps getting bigger. For example, the crafting disciplines and associated stats are being rolled into the game with the patch. The systems to alter those stats are not being included, but the stats will be there as part of the game’s UI to explore. There are also elements like decay rate and mega deeds slipped into the workings of the patch, but why take our word for it? You can see the whole rundown in video format just below. Source: Official SiteSHARE THIS ARTICLE … [Read more...] about Crowfall’s latest patch notes from the future video reads off 5.7 notes
The latest community Q&A video from Crowfall is actually not that at all. It’s supposed to be that, of course, that’s what it claims to be on the tin (or in the video header), but the upcoming test patch 5.7 is the real topic of discussion for this video, and that has overtaken any actual list of questions. And with good cause; there are lots of little things in the patch that seem simple, like having multiple zones in the same world, which have actually been huge technical headaches that take a lot of development work to make functional. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your views), zoning isn’t the only challenging thing going on in the patch. After all, there are other mechanics like crafting changes, new monsters, and of course the infection by the Hunger. You can find out about it in the video just below; just don’t expect to get much in the way of questions answered. Shifting zones works, that’s reason enough to be happy, right? … [Read more...] about Crowfall talks about test patch 5.7 and the horrors of zoning