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New Details Released for Iron Harvest

Iron Harvest is an upcoming real-time strategy game based in a 1920’s-era steampunk environment. A recent Kickstarter success story, the developers were able to earn a $1.2 million budget to make their game with.

As expected, in-depth information is fairly hard to come by for a game that was only recently crowdfunded and is still heavily in development. However, King Arts Games recently took time out of making the game to do an interview with PC Gamer, giving some insight into what players can expect from the finished product.

In this interview, the business development manager for King Arts Games, Julian Strzoda, talked about how surprised the team was that they managed to make as much as they did through Kickstarter, mentioning that it was more than their last three Kickstarter endeavors combined. They also mentioned that, in preparation for beginning work on the game, they played through many classic RTS games and asked fans for input on what they wanted to see in Iron Harvest.

Polish artist Jakub Rozalski and games like StarCraft, Dawn of War, and Company of Heroes were all cited as inspirations for the setting, aesthetics, and gameplay featured in Iron Harvest. Strzoda described their method as combining everything that worked from the work that inspired them while finding fixes for what didn’t, with a finished product that hopefully ends up the best of everything.

Additionally, he mentioned that players will be able to choose from over 30 different mechs to play with during the game, with different advantages and disadvantages depending on which of the three factions the player is aligned with in a match. And, while each faction has their own mechs to choose from with three of nine available heroes in each faction, he specifically says that the factions aren’t supposed to feel as radically different as something like StarCraft.

Basic gameplay is planned to include a basic infantry unit and six different “specialist” classes, giving players options on how to play. There will even be stealth components to the game, with “one or two stealth-heavy maps” being promised.

While that is about all the information available, more is sure to come as development continues forward.

Creating a New Breed of Gaming PCs

Today’s gaming desktops have a monitor that has a 27-inch gaming screen. These monitors are already considered “large” in today’s world, but gaming companies are looking forward to increasing the monitor’s size to provide gamers with a new experience. They wanted the players to be more immersive, and they have already greenlighted plans to created monitors that are 65 inches big. Nvidia spearheaded the project, and they are teaming up with Acer, Asus, and HP to give the public a new breed of gaming PCs. This new breed of PCs would have the big format gaming displays or BFGD for short. These new monitors would have a 4k screen and will be equipped with 120 Hz HDR support. It can also be paired with the G-Sync technology by Nvidia to give the players a crisp and beautifully rendered gaming graphics. It would also be equipped with the Shield platform from Nvidia to make it possible for the display to have an inbuilt streaming service. It would also integrate a Google Assistant into the system to help out the players.

Nvidia is excited to release the product, saying that it is one of their best products in years. The advancement in technology made it possible for them to create this kind of device, and they promise a great gaming experience with the use of these huge displays. Nvidia has also recommended a GeForce GTX 1080-based graphics card to ensure a great gaming experience or any other suitable graphics card that does not come cheap. After introducing the product, many people started to get hyped. Nvidia has not published any dates yet when the display will be put up for sale, but they promise their customers that they would already have the information before summer. They are planning to have a summer release, and they are already telling their customers that the displays would not be cheap, and it would be pricey once they became available at the shelves inside gaming stores across the country.

RBI Baseball 18 Gets an Upgrade

Checking out on the latest tweaks done to the PC/desktop games, it emerges that the RBI Baseball 18 has had an addition of features. MLBAM has crafted a new version of the baseball game series. The version that has been released this year comes with a host of visual changes that look better and clearer to the eye. However, the question is whether the changes are sufficient to warrant a thumbs-up.

The Cost

At $29.99 as the offer price at the vending outlets, at a lower price than the previous game cost, it is apparent that the game is gradually joining the premium class. To begin with, as mentioned earlier, the visual aspects and effects have been improved. The ballparks and the players are portrayed a little more clearly. As one plays the game, the players can be seen in crystal clear moving images; something that certainly adds to the fun and enjoyment in play mode. The visual improvements make players move closer to the game venue and reduce the notion of just being in a fantasy encounter. The players’ gear has also been enhanced in the new tweaks.

Play Mode Details

When playing, the Franchise mode within the game has been reset and now comes with a few more layers. Tracking of statistics is better. Users also access constant player updates; which help during playtime. While the RBI baseball is an arcade game it is a miniature replica of the real-life gaming action on the baseball field. Thus, an effort has been made to make it as real as it gets. There are suggestions that more tweaks need to be added to the player visuals. It is a great thing that the cartoon-like look of the players on the previous version of the game has been eliminated. It is notable that there have also been improvements in the way the ball shoots off the bat, although it could be further improved to eliminate the rare glitches. RBI is certainly gaining traction but there is a need to add some fundamentals such as commentary so that the game becomes a little livelier.

PS4 Exclusive, God of War Sells Mind-Blowing 3.1 Million Copies in Three Days

Santa Monica Studios’ released God of War on April 20th, 2018, and unexpectedly sold more than three million copies in just three days. Sony expressed its excitement when making the remarkable announcement that God of War has become the quickest selling exclusive ever. Sony has been riding a wave of highlights since launching its next generation ‘PS4’ in late 2013.

Santa Monica Studios joined in thanking its loyal community of online players over social media. The announcement also included a list of online updates and the general future for the game’s future. Online gaming critics had great things to say about the recent release, and proudly touted the efforts that Santa Monica Studios has presented with the release of God of War.

One of the different narratives that this installment represents to its fans, is that the single-player story really takes a special focus on the relationship between Kratos and his son. There are some different ways that this game has evolved, and players will experience this reboot in different ways that probably is expected.

The future for Sony’s exclusive titles remains extremely bright, especially as it builds on this positive momentum from the recent God of War release. Sony has hyped up another upcoming exclusive PS4 tite, Detroit: Become Human, an action-adventure game developed by Quantic Dream that will officially release on May 25th, 2018.

It is unclear exactly how well God of War could sell with the holiday season approaching after summertime, but the potential to reach ten-million copies sold in the game’s first year is extremely possible.