Monster Hunter World has officially past PUBG as top paid game on Xbox One. Previously PUBG held the title for top paid game over the past 2 months, now it seems that the popularity of Monster Hunter World has overtaken this battle-royale originator. When it comes to the most played game, PUBG-inspired Fortnite Battle Royale is the #1 fan favorite, followed by Call of Duty: WWII, PUBG and Tom Clancy’s Rainbox Six Siege.
Month: February 2018
Big Boat Interactive’s remaster for the hit 1999 FPS/RTS title Battle Zone 2 has a release date. Publisher Rebellion announced today that the title will be arriving March 1st. The title will launch on Steam and GOG and offers more than 30 different unit types to manage.
Due to the recent surge in cryptocurrency prices, threat actors are increasingly targeting every platform, including IoT, Android, and Windows, with malware that leverages the CPU power of victims’ devices to mine cryptocurrency.
Swedish publishing house Starbeeze Studios announced in a blog post that it will be taking Mohawk Games’ (Offworld Trading Company) upcoming turn-based strategy 10 Crowns under its wing. The Mohawk team consists of industry vets like Soren Johnson (Civilization IV) and Dorian Newcomb (Civilization V), and will be focusing its efforts on a classic 4X game, but not without some exciting changes.
In the lead up to Frostpunk‘s release, Polish developer 11 Bit Studios (This War of Mine) has published a developer update that fleshes out game lore. Senior lead designer Jakub Stokalski introduces ‘Automatons’ — terrifying, Tower of Babel sized mechanical beasts which symbolise “the pinnacle of human engineering”. They do look pretty remarkable.
A critical vulnerability discovered in the Chrome and Firefox browser extension of the grammar-checking software Grammarly inadvertently left all 22 million users’ accounts, including their personal documents and records, vulnerable to remote hackers.
In other words, any website a Grammarly user visits could steal his/her authentication tokens, which is enough to login into the user’s account and access every “documents, history, logs, and all other data” without permission.
With the influx of new players that 2018 brought in, PUBG’s anti-cheat measures have been working extra hard to ban unethical players over the course of January. BattlEye, PUBG Corp’s response to the cheating epidemic banned a staggering 1,044,000 players last month. This was announced via its Twitter channel.
Gaming heavyweight Tencent has arranged for Arena of Valor to expand the growing eSports mobile division in a series of tournaments called the Arena of Valor World Cup. Arena of Valor‘s popularity has already made some giant ripples abroad, but the World Cup — which will be hosted in Los Angeles — represents the beginning of Tencent’s advance into the US competitive market, and offers the “highest standard of competitive play” with a prize pool exceeding half a million dollars.
An intimate Q&A session with Yoshiaki Koizumi, the Deputy General Manager of Nintendo EPD, has revealed some startling new developments in a long-running saga concerning one of the Mushroom Kingdom’s key guardians. Koizumi has officially confirmed that Toad, a feisty fungi with a long-spanning career working alongside Mario the goomba-slayer, is not wearing a hat. He was tight-lipped about the Mario-Peach-Pauline love triangle, but did share some extra details on Super Mario Odyssey‘s development and inspirations.