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 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.
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.
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.