Amazon is now offering a massive price cut to PC gamers looking at hardware upgrades, specifically in the graphics card department. The company has recently announced that there will be a single day clearance event that significantly discounts a bunch of popular graphics cards on the market. This includes powerhouse cards like the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, as well as the AMD Ryzen-7 1700X edition.
There are graphics cards discounts spread across the Amazon platform, and with the recent popularity spike in crypto-mining, graphics cards prices have skyrocketed in recent weeks, so this kind of one day deal is a significant one to people who are interested in finding a cheap upgrade. Amazon also expressed the possibility that cards sellout very quickly during this sales event, and it encouraged interested customers to take action quickly in order to verify the opportunity to receive a discount offer.
The prices will revert back to their original cost tomorrow, so the inflated graphics card market will only receive a few hours of relief from the ongoing inflation. There are dozens of cards currently on-sale, ranging from thirty percent off, up to sixty or even seventy percent off. Some graphics cards also offer special discounts or rebates as well. The GTX 1080 series graphics cards are extremely popular and POWERFUL for hardcore PC gamers. This brand of graphics card will likely be one of the more popular ones during the discount event and could even sell out during the event. The newer generation cards feature 4K technology, and could be featured in the Amazon sales event.
As most franchises eventually do, Marvel Comics will soon be releasing its own digital CCG known as Marvel Battle Lines, GameSpot reports.
PC and mobile developer Nexon will be handling the game, currently set to release on Android and iOS sometime later in the year (though a PC release will likely come in time). From what is known so far, Marvel Battle Lines will be free-to-play and will likely utilize the standard randomized pack system seen in similar titles.
Marvel writer Alex Irvine, best known for titles like Hellstorm: Son of Satan and several novelizations of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, will be handling the campaign mode for the game, though no details on what the story will be like have been revealed yet. Other single-player modes will let players reenact different events and pivotal moments from the Marvel Comics timeline with the cards available, too.
At present, the full scope and scale of just which of Marvel’s numerous heroes and villains will be available to play with is not known, but a sampling of some of the cards available show off a healthy variety of characters. Superheroes like the Hulk, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Gwen Stacy’s Spider-Woman are known to be usable alongside villains like Thanos and the Green Goblin. Additionally, each card will reportedly have a second side to them explaining a bit about the character featured on it and their history in comics.
While a player battle system is planned to be implemented, the exact details of what that will involve are not yet revealed. The same can be said for how playing the game is carried out, with nothing confirmed as to what kind of rules are involved. Some speculate it may be similar to the Marvel Trading Card Game released on PSP, Nintendo DS, and PC a decade prior, though given the lukewarm reception it received at the time, this is unlikely.
Even so, with such a large and eclectic cast of characters to make into cards, the game likely won’t have much problem getting off the ground once it launches.
Bandai Namco’s hit 2.5-D fighting game “Dragon Ball FighterZ” has finally been given its first ever limited-time event. Known as a Party Battle in the game itself, this event will continue from now until 11:00 PM PT on May 21 (2:00 AM ET on May 22), giving players a chance to pool their efforts against strong opponents and earn prizes.
This first event is titled “The Emperor Strikes Back” and, unsurprisingly, involves arguably the most iconic Dragon Ball villain of all time, Frieza. Players will be pitted against the tyrant at an extreme difficulty level, having to defeat him as many times as possible along with others across the globe to defeat him once and for all.
Dragon Ball FighterZ involves teams of three fighters against opponents. In this instance, the opponent is only a single Frieza. However, the twist comes in the form of having three human players working together on a single team, rather than a single player controlling and switching between three characters.
The Party Battle mode was added to the game as part of the latest patch, which also included the second game mode called FighterZ Cup. The FighterZ Cup mode can be accessed monthly as a tournament against others, with winners gaining points towards their Z-Union (essentially a kind of in-game fan club for specific characters similar to Motal Kombat X’s Guilds).
Participants in the Party Battle will earn the in-game Zeni currency as well as the Premium Z Coins, both of which can be spent on various items in the game itself. According to the game’s producer, Tomoko Hiroki, all victories by players will be logged across every platform the game is on, meaning everyone is in the fight together whether they be playing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.
Ubisoft, best known for replicating real life cities in games with painstaking detail and the Assassin’s Creed series, has just announced that they will be delaying their new pirate game Skull and Bones.
First announced at E3 2017, Skull and Bones is planned to be a ship-based pirate combat game where players teamed up or fought against each other on the open seas, raiding ships and finding treasure. Unfortunately, anyone who might find this premise exciting will have to be content with Sea of Thieves for the time being, as Skull and Bones won’t be coming out until at least 2019.
The game is reportedly being developed at the Ubisoft Singapore division of the company, who were also responsible for the standout success of Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, considered one of the series high points even by non-fans for its dynamic ship combat system. As such, it’s no wonder they were chosen to develop another game about pirates.
The game’s creative director, Justin A. Farren, was the one to break the news to fans. He mentioned how Skull and Bones was the studio’s biggest game to date and a passion project for many of the developers employed at the studio. While no official reason has been given as to why the game was delayed, it was likely just a matter of fine tuning and finishing up what’s already been built taking longer than expected, with Farren stating that they’re hoping the extra time will ensure they’re able to make the best game possible that will “achieve our ambition to deliver the ultimate pirate game set to thrill players at launch and for years to come.”
Delay or not, though, fans won’t be left in the lurch for very long. This year’s E3 event happening in June is the first time Ubisoft plans to show off some of the team’s work with Skull and Bones, giving everyone a chance to see exactly what they’re waiting for.