Category Archives: Video Games

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.

Apple Blocks A Gaming App From The App Store

An announcement was made by Valve regarding the arrival of the free Steam Link app for both Android and iOS platforms. This will enable PC gamers who already have rigs to use their smartphones for their Steam library of games with controller support and a 5GHz WiFi connection. The problem is the release of Steam Link has been blocked on the App Store by Apple despite their approval in the past.

 

A PR representative from Valve stated Apple sent an email approving the app in the beginning of May. The company had already targeted a release date. Apple revoked their previous approval on May 10th stating it was due to business conflicts and guidelines. Valve appealed the decision because the functionality of Steam Link is very similar to numerous desktop apps with a LAN-based remote, These apps are currently available through the App Store. The appeal was denied by Apple and the new Steam Link has been blocked from release. For more details please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/05/25/apple-just-blocked-pc-gamers-from-playing-steam-games-on-ios/#5ee51b962ff0.

 

The representative from Valve stated a lot of hours were spent by their team on the project and the necessary process for approval. They are disappointed and hope Apple will reconsider their decision at a later date. With the app in limbo many Steam users with iPads and iPhones are unable to use the app. Android users can access the beta form of the Steam Link live on Google Play. The current rating is 4.3 out of a possible 5 with in excess of 100,000 downloads after being available for just three days.

 

The Valve was taken completely off guard when Apple revoked their initial approval. Apple has failed to provide a clear reason for why they blocked the app. Apple also failed to make any immediate comments. The iOS users have suffered a severe disappointment. There have been some users who have turned away from iOS devices and returned to Android. There is an alternate app available for iOS called Moonlight.

Amazon Offers PC Gamers a HUGE Deal on Graphics Cards

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.

Fortnite Battle Royale Introduces Its First Vehicle In Version 4.3 Update

Fortnite Battle Royale recently received the Version 4.3 update, bringing various changes and additions. With the update, the battle royale title now contains a vehicle of sorts. Shopping carts litter the gameplay area during each match. It’s the first vehicle in Battle Royale, and players can get their hands on it now. Unsurprisingly, Version 4.3 brings a number of other additions and tweaks to the game as well.

 

Traversing The Map By Shopping Cart: How Does It Work?

 

Every instance of Battle Royale will contain shopping carts. Players can push the carts by themselves, or push another player around in one instead. Unsurprisingly, the player in the cart can shoot and pop consumables at anytime. Shopping carts don’t provide a noticeable speed boost. Patch notes indicate players still receive fall damage while in the shopping cart, too. Minimal protection is afforded by this particular vehicle.

 

Will Shopping Carts Change Fortnite Battle Royale That Much?

 

Shopping carts probably won’t change the gameplay or meta too much. With this addition, players now have another choice for causing mayhem. The carts should bring more hilarious moments to the game, but they’re not necessarily a game-changing addition. Battle Royale players will use the carts at first for their novelty. However, they’ll more than likely fade in popularity and use among regular players as time goes on.

 

A Controversial Addition Among Certain Players

 

Not all players expressed happiness about the first vehicle in Fortnite. Before the official release, players lamented that the addition would ruin the game. Most players probably expected a more significant vehicle with higher speed and capabilities, though. It remains to be seen how players respond to these shopping carts. At the very least, we’ll see hundreds of YouTube videos with shopping cart stunts and mishaps.

 

Version 4.3 brings back the self-service refund mechanic and adds new challenges to Battle Royale. Balancing and optimization changes are present in the minor update.