- Todd Howard's Passionate Journey in Game Development: A Job for Life Todd Howard, a seasoned veteran from Bethesda who is known for creating games like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Starfield, was born in 1970. By the time The Elder Scrolls VI is released, he will be nearing his 60s, which is not too far from the typical age of retirement.
However, questions have arisen regarding if he intends to exit the gaming industry soon. These were addressed in a recent interview by GQ where Howard revealed that he has no intention of retiring and in fact, anticipates continuing indefinitely:
"It might seem odd to me, but that is still... Continue reading
- Speculated Expansion Pack for God of War: Ragnarok on the Horizon? Last week, it was reported that an announcement about hiring a martial arts designer appeared in the Santa Monica studio, suggesting that work is underway on a sequel to God of War: Ragnarok. Given the climactic finale and impressive sales of last year's game, it wasn't entirely unexpected. Yet, there is a likelihood of reprising our roles as Kratos and/or Atreus rather soon.
A reputable leaker in the gaming industry, known as The Snitch, has backed up the claim that an expansion for God of War: Ragnarok is in the pipeline. However, at this moment, no other details are available.
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- Diablo 4 Mount Upgrades: Unleashing The Power Of The Horse! After an undeniably long wait, Blizzard Entertainment has unveiled the much-anticipated updates to the horse mounts in Diablo 4. This news is set to thrill gamers everywhere: from the Fractured Peaks to Estuar, stubborn skeleton barricades have long vexed journeymen and champions alike. However, with the forthcoming Patch 1.1.1, the traveling woes of demonic horde sweepers will finally be put to rest once and for all - your horse will be able to break barriers!
Joe Shely, the Game Director for Diablo 4, takes to Twitter to announce these exhilarating changes. His pledge? A thorough revolution of the mount charge mechanism... Continue reading
- Apple Sanctions Twitter App's Transformation to 'X' After myriad adjustments to social handles, branding alterations, web redirects, and significant discussion from its proprietor, Twitter, through its app, has accomplished its rebranding to the singular 'X' on the App Store. This ground-breaking re-christening defies Apple's default rule of not permitting developers to adopt a single character for naming their apps.
Previous to this development, Twitter had reimagined its presence on the iOS and Android apps. The customary bird symbol was substituted with a fresh 'X' logo, and the app snapshots on the App Store also reflected this change. The hurdle, however, was in amending the actual name stated on... Continue reading
- Pokémon GO Introduces New User-generated Routes and the Spectacular Zygarde The enormously popular mobile game Pokémon GO continually expands its diverse and immersive universe by introducing new features and characters. The game’s latest innovations are not only set to transform player experiences, but they also present the opportunity for users to contribute to shaping the Pokémon landscape. Pokémon GO is set to debut the new user-generated routes and the introduction of the legendary character – Zygarde.
The creators of Pokémon GO are focusing on enhancing player engagement by incorporating their input in shaping the game’s world. Through user-generated routes, players can participate in crafting their Pokémon hunting journeys. This feature allows... Continue reading
- Speculations Rife About Nintendo's Proposed September Direct Anticipation is building up amongst Nintendo fans as rumors are swirling that the gaming giant is planning to host a Direct event in September. If this speculation turns out to be true, it will mark the first major Nintendo Direct since the company’s last successful gig in February.
These rumors have triggered a wave of excitement across the gaming community, with fans eagerly waiting for an official confirmation. The source of this speculation is a cryptic tweet by Samus Hunter, a known insider and fellow gamer. Her tweet suggests the possibility of an upcoming Direct whilst warning that it might not... Continue reading
- Ascendant Studios' Debut: Immortals of Aveum, A New Take on FPS Immortals of Aveum, the highly anticipated project from Ascendant Studios, is gearing up to deliver a novel experience in the FPS genre. The studio comprises seasoned developers with extensive experience in designing iconic shooters like CoD, Halo, and Borderlands. With vast collective knowledge backing Immortals of Aveum, the game's release is pegged to be a pivotal moment in the FPS space.
The launch date for Immortals of Aveum has been set - players can mark their calendars for August 22, 2023. In an all-access approach towards its release, Ascendant Studios plans to launch the game across multiple platforms, including PlayStation 5,... Continue reading
- Apple Watches Capable of Early Parkinson's Disease Detection: A Vital Health Tool or Another Gadget? Apple's foray into wearables has developed far beyond just offering logistical convenience and an extension of its phone product line. The Apple Watch, while touted as a fashion accessory and technological marvel, is proving its strength and potential in a field far removed from its design origins. This device, with its focus on health and well-being monitoring, may indeed be an unanticipated life-saving tool capable of detecting serious health problems years before they are usually diagnosed.
Sporting advanced sensor technologies alongside algorithms that interpret relatively minute variations in individual user data patterns, some models of the Apple Watch can inform wearers... Continue reading
- Unforeseen Termination Announced for 'Just Cause: Mobile' In an unforeseen turn of events, Square Enix has announced the termination of its highly anticipated mobile game - 'Just Cause: Mobile'. Expected to hit the gaming market by 2021, the decision leaving many surprised has been completely abandoned. Cancellation notices for fans and gamers claim that this move will allow the creators to focus on bringing about unmatched gaming experiences on consoles and PCs, leaving the mobile gaming market in the lurch.
Just Cause: Mobile, initially announced back in 2020, was being developed by Square Enix to be run on mobile devices using Unreal Engine 4. The gameplay was said... Continue reading
- ARK: Survival Ascended Postpones Launch to October The highly anticipated game "ARK: Survival Ascended" has yet again postponed its release. Initially slated for a summer release, the Studio Wildcard game has experienced another delay in its launch schedule, with developers now eyeing an October 2023 release date.
Fans eagerly waiting to immerse themselves in the dinosaur-themed adventures of "ARK: Survival Ascended" will have to wait a bit longer as the final version of the game gets another pushback. This isn't the first delay, however. Previously, the developers have had to stall the launch due to their commitment to delivering a high-quality gaming experience. This dedication to quality and... Continue reading
- Amazon's iRobot Acquisition Receives Green Light from UK Regulator The United Kingdom's antitrust regulator has approved Amazon's proposed acquisition of iRobot, a leading robot vacuum manufacturer, for $1.7 billion. The decision comes after a thorough review, with the regulator ruling that the deal would not lead to competition concerns in the country. The European Commission (EC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the U.S. are also currently reviewing the transaction, with the EC set to make a decision by July 6.
This development follows the FTC's recent approval of Amazon's $3.9 billion acquisition of One Medical, a primary care provider. However, the FTC is said to be pushing back... Continue reading
- Twitter Takes a Leap Forward with Enhanced Community Notes for Visuals Twitter is pushing forward in its fight against misinformation by introducing a new feature that allows Community Notes contributors to add contextual notes to images within tweets. These contextual notes will not only make it easier for users to distinguish between authentic and doctored visuals but also help in preventing the spread of false information by attaching the same note to every instance of the image being shared on the platform.
The new feature works by giving Community Notes contributors with a Writing Impact of 10 or above the option to mark their notes as 'About the image.' This designation will... Continue reading