Konami has been responsible for some of the most beloved game series of all time, including the beloved horror classic, Silent Hill. But the company has abandoned much of its traditional gaming history in favour of coin-op amusements, and fans have continually joked that the publisher is now simply a slot machine company.
Day: October 11, 2019
A World of Warcraft Classic guild for gay players suddenly had its name changed earlier this week, after what Blizzard says were numerous reports that the title was inappropriate. The guild – Gay Boys – now has its name back after manual review. Blizzard says that the guild is free to continue appealing, but similarly suggests that the same action may keep happening.
Activision Blizzard saw its stock recover Friday despite continued backlash over its decision to punish a “Hearthstone” player for publicly siding with Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters. The company’s share price was up more than 2% Friday, closing at $54.82.
The next League of Legends champion roadmap will be on our doorstep soon, as Riot has confirmed that it’s set to launch sometime next week. It will offer up the first details on three brand-new champions, and will finally give us some further details on the Volibear and Fiddlesticks reworks that were teased earlier this year.
Microsoft’s Twitch competitor Mixer has lots its two co-founders: Both Matt Salsamendi and James J. Boehm, who co-founded the startup that eventually became Mixer in 2011, have both left the company over the past 2 weeks. The departure comes just a few weeks after Mixer poached famed video game streamer Ninja from Amazon’s Twitch.
Geralt of Rivia’s a pretty complex guy, with a pretty complex backstory. Having endured the process of becoming a Witcher (which doesn’t sound very pleasant), he also has a bit of a rough-going life as a monsterslayer at times, as well as a pretty complicated love life. You might think that Henry Cavill, the actor playing him in the upcoming The Witcher Netflix series, would have a lot of special prep to do for Geralt, but it seems not – he’s said the games helped give him all the prep he needed.
Fortnite’s current season is set to come to an end this weekend, but it looks like we’re not going to see a new season as expected next week. Instead, it appears that Epic will rebrand the game to Fortnite Chapter 2, along with a long-awaited new map and the addition of a new vehicle with boats.
Last month Dota 2 developer Valve issued bans to some of the MOBA game’s most toxic players, saying that they “are too big of a tax on the rest of the community and are not wanted.” Now, the studio is introducing a new system that will disable chat and voice for players if their behaviour drops below a set threshold.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will launch as an Nvidia RTX title on October 25, 2019, and publisher Activision says you can expect “high FPS” even with the demanding ray tracing rendering tech turned on at 4K. Sounds promising.