Day: April 16, 2018
Last year gamers were up in arms about Star Wars Battlefront II. Basically, EA had hardwired lootbox progression into the games system – this essentially allowed those with extra cash to pay to jump ahead in the game while everyone else had to put in a ridiculous amount of hours in order to reach the same position as the paying players. It hit EA hard, stock prices fell and gamers boycotted the modern take on their beloved franchise.
Security researchers have been warning about an ongoing malware campaign hijacking Internet routers to distribute Android banking malware that steals users’ sensitive information, login credentials and the secret code for two-factor authentication.
Internet-connected technology, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT), is now part of daily life, with smart assistants like Siri and Alexa to cars, watches, toasters, fridges, thermostats, lights, and the list goes on and on.
The latest Final Fantasy XIV Online patch will be arriving this May and ushers in a bunch of hotly-anticipated content, like fresh scenario quests that expand the events of Stormblood, a new alliance raid, more sidequests, and the very first look at the FFXIV Online companion app. Apparently, Square Enix wasn’t being completely flippant with its Pokémon Go joke on April Fools.
There’s no doubt that Epic Game’s third-person shooter, Fortnite is a hot topic of conversation amongst most gamers. Love it or hate it, the game is chart shattering – and the support from the team behind it, is massive. Every week players get new content and updates to keep the game fresh and interesting. One of the more interesting teased content updates, however, has got to be the increased player cap of the usual 100-man lobby.
Fortnite, the third person shooter from Epic Games has seemingly crept its way into almost every crevice of internet culture, you can’t log onto social media a day without seeing the game being used in the context of a meme or verb – and it’s starting to annoying quite a few people.
Canadian indie troupe Thunder Lotus Games has announced its viking voyage Jotun will be launching in Valhalla mode on Nintendo Switch very soon. As comments beneath the reveal trailer suggest, this seems rather perfect if you’re missing out on God of War due to the PlayStation 4 exclusivity but really crave games that centre mythology.