Is Bethesda Prepping for the Release of Fallout 5?

Bethesda, straight on the heels of the latest Elder Scrolls Online release, are now teasing the release of a brand new entry into the Fallout franchise. When Bethesda posted a Fallout themed screenshot that read “Please Stand By,” fans naturally assumed that it would be a port, possibly Fallout 3 being ported to newer consoles or Fallout 4 for the Nintendo Switch, but Kotaku is reporting that it is an entirely new game on the way.

 

Fallout 4 was released only a few years ago, and fans are saying that there hasn’t been nearly enough time for a true Fallout game to be made. Perhaps, taking a queue from the success of Elder Scrolls Online, Bethesda is planning to release an online MMORPG that takes place in the Fallout universe. It would certainly add some variety to the genre, drawing players in my the droves.

 

The timing of the announcement would line up perfectly to the release schedule of Fallout 4, which was released in 2015. Bethesda announced the game in June of 2015, and it was released in November of 2016. If Bethesda announces a new entry into the Fallout series, fans should expect the game to hit shelves in November, just in time for the holiday season.

 

Bethesda will be showcasing the game at this year’s E3 event. Bethesda will take the floor on June 10th at 6:30PM to show off the game and give fans a taste of whats to come in the very near future.

 

Whether the game is a remaster, a port, an MMORPG, or the next main series in the franchise, fans may be able return to the wasteland very soon.

NVIDIA Might Be a Bridge Between PC Gaming and AI

NVIDIA isn’t the only choice for gamers looking to get the best graphical performance. But they’re close enough that they might as well be. It’s almost impossible to get exact numbers. But statistics from Valve show that about 2/3rds of Steam gamers use NVIDIA based systems. However, it’s not immediately apparent at first glance why this is the case.

 

Bt a recent story highlights one very important reason. The article discusses NVIDIA’s new HGX-2 platform. It’s not something gamers can simply plug into their computers. In fact, much of its point comes from the fact that it’s invisible to end users.

 

The HGX-2 puts heavy focus on two seemingly disparate technologies. It demonstrates exemplary cloud performance. And it also uses revolutionary new techniques in AI. The link between gaming, the cloud and AI isn’t easy to see.

 

But it becomes a lot easier to see when reconsidering why NVIDIA is so ubiquitous. The short answer is that they haven’t limited themselves to graphical performance within their graphics cards. They were aware that bottlenecks are inevitable for any given platform. Essentially, most of their competitors have put all their eggs in one basket.

 

The competitors were focused on singular methods used to reach an end goal. But NVIDIA has instead considered their ultimate goal to simply be putting as high quality graphics as possible onto a screen. Traditional methods are often the best way to do so.

 

But NVIDIA has invested quite heavily in cloud based technologies. Even unintended side effects of these techniques are quite impressive. For example, NVIDIA uses a proprietary system to stream graphical output between their PC based graphics cards and their tablets.

 

But an independent 3rd party implementation of their protocol can work on a wide variety of devices. This even allows Sony Vita users to play PC games using NVIDIA’s streaming system. This is something even Sony themselves has struggled to support on the aging device.

 

But the new announcement showcases that NVIDIA is moving to the next level. The new system can push a reasonably large hard drive’s worth of data in around three seconds. And the AI techniques make it far easier for a system to properly manage such large amounts of data.

 

The end result of NVIDIA’s HGX-2 on gaming remains to be seen. But it might well become the new standard for cloud execution and remote display of PC games. This could turn into PC gaming suddenly becoming available at almost any time and any place.

PC Gaming Site has some Great New Offerings

Steam, the popular pc gaming site has made some recent changes which will expand the experience for game users. Steam Spy is closing down after changes in the privacy policy of the company have eliminated the effectiveness of the option. Spy Steam provided valuable analytics to players and game developers that shows how many games were sold and played with.

 

The enhancement for users of Steam comes in the form of additional privacy that protects them from marketing and data abuse. It also comes after a number of scandals for companies like Facebook which have hurt the reputation of these sites and impacted their appearance in the form of regulators.

 

Android smartphone users now have a new game streaming app that they can download and use from Valve. Valve owns Steam, the popular online desktop PC gaming site. The name of the mobile app streaming service will be called Steam Link Game Streaming Service. With this service you will be able to use your Steam Controller or any other Bluetooth controller.

 

The point of this Steam app is to allow players to enjoy PC or desktop games on their mobile device. While mobile devices have a lot of computing power, the real challenge is managing the limited screen space and the input devices for the computer.

 

This is not Steam’s first attempt to step outside of the world of the PC gaming model that they dominate. Steam also created the Steam Box which allowed players to play PC games on their local television screen. These devices didn’t take off, despite the intuitive steam controller, that many gamers used.

 

There is no news on pricing of the mobile Steam App or if Valve will rely on increased game sales through the device to fuel its development.

 

Steam Link is currently available in beta mode for android devices but the intention is for it to be launched live later in 2018 and also expanded to the Apple iOS platform.

The PC Gaming Show is Back on E3 from Monday 11 June in 2018

The PC gamer announced that the biggest show in the gaming calendar would be in Los Angeles at E3 in June. All the games that are going to be released in the next 12 months are going to be showcased by the developers. Every year the PC gamer hosts their show to make the PC gaming way better. In 2018 they have already confirmed the return of PC gaming show to the show to E3.

The event will be taking place on 11 June on Monday at 3 PM Pacific time. The show will be broadcasted live on Twitter, Facebook, steam, and YouTube, which will be advantageous for the people who won’t be able to attend the event in Los Angeles. The tickets to go to the event are free for everyone willing to participate.

The PC gamer will be showcasing all the segments, trailers on their website. The event, hosted by Day [9}, will be attended by sponsors like Oculus Rift, Frontier, Stardock Entertainment and many others. There will be baked goodies from the sponsor named Drake’s cake, which will be given to the attendants of the gaming show that will be hosted at the epic theater at the Wiltern.

The PC gamers was established in the United Kingdom. It is globally known to have the authority of the PC games for over 20years. The team of excellent developers and publishers have been providing readers will independent reviews, component testing, giving breaking news of global daily happenings.

The theme of the show this year is “See the Future of PC gaming” incorporated by different companies like Acer, developers who will explain their newest transformation in the technology section. More developers will be attending such as the Chance Agency, Coffee Stain Studios, and many others. Don’t be left behind for this upcoming biggest show in Los Angeles, the tickets are free for the event.

Nerf Releasing Overwatch-Themed Toys

Fans of Overwatch can rejoice as Blizzard teams up with Nerf to bring reality a little closer to the world of the game. Just without all the robots, assassinations, and a destroyed Australia.

A post on the official Overwatch Twitter announced a new partnership between itself and the toy company Nerf. Set for release at some point next year, Nerf will be making Overwatch-branded blasters in the style of different weapons from the game.

These new toys will be a part of the Nerf Rival line. These blasters are designed to be more precise than the standard Nerf guns, offering a somewhat safer alternative to things like paintball and airsoft through the use of foam balls.

No specifics have been given yet as to which guns from the game will be making it into the line, though it’s a safe bet that the likes of Tracer’s iconic pulse pistols will probably make an appearance. Price has also not been announced, with other guns in the line costing as much as $100 in some cases but as low as $25 making it hard to speculate as to how much you’ll need to pay when the time comes.

This won’t be the first time Nerf has produced weapons in the Rival line themed after different media, as Deadpool got his own toys in the form of specially themed Apollo XV-700 blaster and a set of Kronos XVIII-500 pistols covered with his face. However, these were recolors of existing toys, so whether or not the company plans to do the same for Overwatch or create entirely new weapons will remain to be seen until more information is revealed.

How is “Fortnite” Making So Much Money?

One of the most popular games right now is “Fortnite”. Chances are you’ve heard of it. Although it was already popular, it became more popular when Drake played “Fortnite” live on Twitch with the streamer Ninja. They played the free side of the game which is named Battle Royale.

Not only can you play this game against your PC friends, but it is also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, iPhone and iPad. Cross play is available with all platforms except for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so many people are currently a player. I just recently just played “Fortnite” with my friends on Xbox and it was a great experience to finally have the opportunity since I am also a PlayStation 4 user.

Since “Fortnite Battle Royale” is a free game, people have been wondering how they make so much money. The answer is quite simple. They offer in-game purchases.

Players have the opportunity to purchase “V-Bucks” which are used to then buy the different skins they can use for their character, purchase different dance moves for their characters to use during the game, and also purchase other in game items that make the experience more personalized.

Although “Battle Royale” is free to play, they also have a paid version of the game which is the “Save The World” side. While “Battle Royale” is a player-versus-player game, the “Save The World” side is a paid version.

There is also money to be made on the “Save The World” side since it is a paid version. Also, “V-Bucks” are used to buy “Loot Llamas” which are used to upgrade your weapons, traps, characters, and survivors. These are used to power up your character and help you get further in the game and to save the world!

By utilizing it’s in game currency, “Fortnite” is having no problem making as much money as they need, plus some.

Fortnite Battle Royale: What Is The Hype About?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, it is almost sure that you have heard about the hit game from Epic Games, Fortnite. If you are unfamiliar with the game, let me fill you in just a bit.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is a massive multiplayer player vs. player style game that has a campaign mode that you can play on your own, or the more popular game style; Battle Royale. Battle Royale is the most played version of the game as it gives you the opportunity to play alone, with a friend, or in a squad of four to take down your opponents. One hundred players start off on a “Battle Bus” at the opening of each round of Fortnite: Battle Royale and jump out at any given point across the map to choose their landing location so they might find resources and weaponry faster than their enemies. If it already sounds like your cup of tea, head over to the website now to download for free to play on PC or go to your PlayStation or Xbox online stores. Here is the link for PC gamers: Download Fortnite Here!…
What is the gameplay like?
Once you reach the ground, it’s an all-out scramble depending on where you decide to land. If you float into a named city like Tilted Towers, you may find yourself dying before you can even see a weapon to defend yourself. If you are lucky enough to land in a decent spot that isn’t crawling with trigger happy enemies, then loot up in the area and then it’s time to gather resources. What resources do you ask? In Fortnite, both the Battle Royale and Save the World modes allow you to collect wood, metal, and brick by breaking apart just about anything you can think of in the game; But be careful! If you make too much noise cutting down that tree for some wood, you could be telling the enemy your exact whereabouts. The reason you want to gather resources is to build forts to protect yourself throughout the match as well as develop stairways and floorboards to get to loot that you may not have been able to reach otherwise.
Fortnite is a great way to build team building skills or even just blow off some steam after a long day of work.

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.

Fortnite Season 4: What To Expect

For the past several weeks Epic Games has been teasing its thousands of players with hints about what was to come in Season Four. There were several hints and easter eggs that hinted at one of the most popular spots on the map meeting its demise as a meteor or comet could be seen hurling toward the land below, seemingly headed right for the famous landing spot. After weeks of speculations and playing the guessing game on forums, blogs, and countless YouTube videos, we finally have our answer, and it is not what anyone expected!
What Was The “Meteor”?
There was a school of thought, after reading deeply into some of the hints left behind by Epic Games, that the meteor was no meteor at all, but an out of this world superhero coming to save the world from… well who knows what! Last week as the Season 4 patch rolled in, Fortnite: Battle Royale players all over the globe got there answer. It was a meteor, after all, However, Titled Towers remained on the map, and Dusty Depot is now the massive crater known as Dusty Divot. There is a great trailer Epic Games released at the beginning of Season Four, and it is a must watch. If you haven’t seen it, go now!See The Season Four Trailer Here!
What Else Can Players Expect?
Down in the newly created “Dusty Divot” are little purple crystals you can consume that will allow you to hover in the air after jumping, similar to the way a jetpack might work. But be careful, if you leave the divot, the ability will dissipate, and you will not be able to jump like you did if you are still fighting with an enemy. If you haven’t had a chance to log in and jump into a match of Battle Royale since the season started, what are you waiting for! Grab your friends and head into the game for some Epic fun!

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.