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Don’t Worry, Capcom’s Not Dumbing Down Monster Hunter

Share. We’d be Felyne if we said we weren’t curious. By Joe Skrebels If you’re a longtime Monster Hunter fan and came out of that Sony E3 keynote with a few worries about World, I have just the quote for you, straight from executive director Kaname Fujioka: “We’re not taking things that people in the west hate and fixing them to make western players buy it. People sometimes make that assumption, or they’ve got that …

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DMG Invests in Super League Gaming

Courtesy of DMG Entertainment DMG Entertainment is launching a new eSports division and has invested in Super League Gaming, Variety has learned. The move comes as DMG has been diversifying in recent months, moving beyond backing movies and shows to invest in emerging media platforms such as virtual reality. DMG is best known for backing the likes of “Looper” and “Iron Man 3.” The new division is staffing up and sees the Super League Gaming …

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Xbox One X Will Download 4K Game Patches, Whether You Have a 4K TV or Not

Share. Won’t be available for Xbox One S. By Alex Osborn Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox One games that feature 4K support will download its 4K assets for all Xbox One X users, regardless of their television. When asked by Stevivor how the Xbox One family of consoles will handle sizable downloads for 4K supported games like Forza Motorsport 7, a Microsoft rep said, “With the launch of Xbox One X, when it comes to game …

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Love playing video games? It might make your brain more efficient | fitness

Carried out by researchers from the Cognitive NeuroLab, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, and the Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, the team looked at 116 scientific studies to see if any trends arose from recent research on how video games affect brain structure and behaviour. Previous studies have shown that it improves skills required for higher education and it can even be used to treat …

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GTA Modding Tool OpenIV Appears to Be Back in Development

Share. I guess this means no Iron Man suits. By Hope Corrigan Popular Grand Theft Auto modding tool OpenIV may be back in business, following a controversial cease and desist order from GTA publisher Take-Two. PC Gamer reports that, after much contention from fans regarding the order, OpenIV has seen a small update this week, despite the creators saying that development on the tool had been discontinued. This potentially speaks to the new stance that Take-Two …

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Final Fantasy XV: Big Announcements to Come at Gamescom

Share. Gamescom dates are set for August 22 to 26. By Hope Corrigan The team behind Final Fantasy XV has confirmed that it has big plans for the game, to be announced at this year’s Gamescom. Gematsu reports that during the Japanese E3 2017 Recap Active Time Report stream, Square Enix marketing manager Akio Ofuji revealed that the company is planning “to do all sorts of things on a large scale this summer.” This was …

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Don’t Discount Nintendo’s Mobile Gaming Plan: Jefferies Analyst (NTDOY)

Most investors are focused on the hugely popular Switch gaming console when it comes to Nintendo (NTDOY), but they should start paying more attention to its mobile gaming efforts, according to a Wall Street bull. At a time when many investors think the Japanese gaming company is basically abandoning the mobile market, Jefferies analyst Atual Goyal thinks it’s embarking on a evolving strategy in that important segment of the market. “Nintendo mobile game plan is …

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Latest Overwatch Patch Namechecks Rumored New Hero and Returning Event

Share. Are Blizzard playing summer games with us? By Joe Skrebels The latest update to Overwatch’s public test servers appears to be internally referred to as “Doomfist / Summer Games”, referencing a long-rumored new hero and the return of the game’s first major event. Following the PTR’s latest update, some players experienced crashes when using its new highlight saving feature. According to users on Reddit and the Overwatch forum, subsequent crash logs refer to the …

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Sony should do more to boost cross-platform gaming

Halfway through 2017, gamers have a new console from Nintendo to enjoy, a high-end option from Microsoft to look forward to, and increasing interest in VR titles. With these advances in hardware, it seems silly that Sony is pedaling backwards with its decision to keep PS4 gamers away from enjoying cross-platform titles. Speaking to Eurogamer earlier this month, Jim Ryan, head of global sales and marketing for PlayStation, explained the company’s position: We have a …

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Nintendo: Doubling Down on Mobile Gaming

Nintendo’s (7974.JP) mobile gaming business has been playing second fiddle to Switch in recent months as the hit console powered shares of the Japanese gaming company to their highest level since 2008. But Jefferies analyst Atul Goyal urges investors to pay close attention to mobile gaming as Nintendo is doubling down on the business and making prudent changes to its mobile game plan: Learning from its experiences of the last 6 months, Nintendo mobile game …

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Nintendo on Animal Crossing Mobile, Shutting Down AM2R, and More Unannounced Switch Games

Share. “I’ve also heard that it’s jam packed.” By Hope Corrigan Nintendo of America president Reggie Fil-Aimé revealed why Animal Crossing Mobile was left out of E3, as well as why Nintendo shut down AM2R, and more on what’s coming for Nintendo Switch. When interviewed by Waypoint, the Nintendo Boss confirmed Nintendo’s intentions when going into this year’s E3 Spotlight, saying Nintendo felt fans “wanted to understand more about Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch proposition.” …

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Titanfall 2 Free DLC Adds New Maps, Third Weapon Slot for Pilots Next Week

Share. The War Games releases on June 27. By Alex Gilyadov Titanfall 2’s latest free DLC adds a game-changing feature when it releases June 27 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. According to Respawn’s latest blog post, the new add-on content, titled The War Games, finally let pilots equip a third weapon slot. In addition to the standard primary and secondary weapon slots, players can also now bring an anti-titan weapon onto the battlefield. Meaning, …

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Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

The Associated Press SEATTLE — After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media. The video was part of a recent effort by the department to engage a new audience on Twitch.tv, a platform on which people can livestream themselves playing video games and talking. Previous versions have included members of …

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Longzhu Gaming break out Mordekaiser to defeat the Afreeca Freecs

With the help of some unconventional picks, Longzhu Gaming took down the Afreeca Freecs to end week four of the LCK Summer Split Sunday morning. Longzhu definitely came into this series with a plan, surprising everyone with a Mordekaiser top lane pick in game one. And that plan was to scale. Afreeca, who drafted an early game composition, found the initial lead in game one through early skirmish wins, and they were able to snowball …

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Help Me Laptop! Find a Nvidia 1070 GPU Gaming Notebook for Under $1,500

For better or worse, gaming laptops can put a hurt on your wallet. Often, that means those of us constrained to a budget have to make some trade-offs to get a system that satisfies both our budgets and our games. Forum member, Oliver_66 is in just such a predicament. They’re currently on the hunt for a 15- or 17-inch gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU for under $1,700. However, Oliver_66 has also …

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