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Brass Tactics delivers on the fantasy of real-time strategy in VR

So when I laid hands on Brass Tactics in the lead up to last year’s E3, I was enthusiastic about its prospects. Here was a real-time strategy game, built for virtual reality, that was custom made to look like a tabletop miniatures game. Brass Tactics is exclusive to the Oculus Rift, and requires the use of Touch controllers. Overall, I think that Brass Tactics is a great foundation for Hidden Path in the VR space. Something like Brass Tactics, but applied to Lord of the Rings or Warhammer, could

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Metal Gear Survive’s extra character save slots cost $10

Konami’s Metal Gear Survive quickly hits players with a reason to pay extra money on top of the game’s $39.99 asking price by restricting the number of character save slots. And it’s not the only questionable Metal Gear Survive microtransaction either. Purchasing additional character save slots in Metal Gear Survive requires spending SV Coins, the game’s unique currency. SV Coins can be spent on other things in Metal Gear Survive, like character emotes and boosts. Dedicated Metal Gear fans will

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blizzard’s Warcraft 3 updates have fans hoping for a remaster

Warcraft 3, Blizzard’s real-time strategy game from 2002, is getting a brand-new patch. In fact, Blizzard last updated Warcraft 3 in 2017 and has been working on updates to its classic games for years. What’s potentially more interesting is the installation process for the strategy game itself and Blizzard’s plans to promote Warcraft 3’s latest update. There is also widespread hope that this new installer could herald the long-speculated Warcraft 3 remaster, akin to the StarCraft remaster that B

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New grant will support up-and-coming female streamers on Twitch

A charity organization is partnering with Twitch to promote promising female streamers on the platform, offering them a series of financial grants to help sustain their channels. Now, it’s teamed up with Twitch for the 1,000 Dreams Fund Twitch BroadcastHER Grant. The grants are supposed to be used for conference travel, equipment upgrades, workshops and other tools that align with the 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission, Twitch said in a press release. A 2016 study reported that women make up 35 percent

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pokémon Go’s third-gen legendaries are back for one week

Pokémon Go’s most recently released legendary Pokémon — Groudon, Kyogre and Rayquaza — are returning to the game this week for a limited time. Niantic announced that, in honor of the so-called “year of legendary Pokémon,” all three Pokémon will be once again found at Raid Battles nationwide. Defeating more Groudon and Kyogre will conversely cause more sunshine- and rain-loving Pokémon to hatch. Maybe that doesn’t do it for most hardcore Pokémon Go trainers, who likely have many of the Pokémon th

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

YouTubers are now just Uber drivers who might get rich

The YouTube arm of the “independent media” learned the truth about how it got there, and it turned out that they were really just Uber drivers, not captains of industry. So how are YouTubers like Uber drivers? If you’re a smaller creator, you need to stop looking at ridiculously popular YouTubers for tips on what to do when starting out — instead, start looking at Uber drivers. The difference between being a YouTuber and being an Uber driver is that Uber drivers have a limit on the money they ca

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nintendo now lets people leave Switch game reviews on its site

A new update to Nintendo’s website now allows users to leave customer reviews of specific Switch games. People are allowed to leave reviews after signing into their Nintendo Account. Unlike traditional review pages on websites like Best Buy or Amazon, Nintendo’s review section gets a little more personal. The publisher allowed game recommendations for Wii titles, too, but this is the first time official reviews have been allowed on the site for the Switch. People can leave reviews for games — th

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nintendo now lets people leave Switch game reviews on its site

A new update to Nintendo’s website now allows users to leave customer reviews of specific Switch games. People are allowed to leave reviews after signing into their Nintendo Account. Unlike traditional review pages on websites like Best Buy or Amazon, Nintendo’s review section gets a little more personal. The publisher allowed game recommendations for Wii titles, too, but this is the first time official reviews have been allowed on the site for the Switch. People can leave reviews for games — th

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New grant will support up-and-coming female streamers on Twitch

A charity organization is partnering with Twitch to promote promising female streamers on the platform, offering them a series of financial grants to help sustain their channels. Now, it’s teamed up with Twitch for the 1,000 Dreams Fund Twitch BroadcastHER Grant. The grants are supposed to be used for conference travel, equipment upgrades, workshops and other tools that align with the 1,000 Dreams Fund’s mission, Twitch said in a press release. A 2016 study reported that women make up 35 percent

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nintendo’s unsung hero Genyo Takeda accepts lifetime achievement award

Nintendo’s Genyo Takeda, a largely unsung innovator in the development of video games, was tonight awarded a DICE “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his work. Prior to his retirement last year, Takeda had been instrumental in the Nintendo story. Takeda was instrumental in the design of the Nintendo 64, including its groundbreaking analog controller. Accepting the award, Takeda said that engineers often play “second violin” in terms of public acclaim, adding that he wanted to accept the award on be

By | 2018-02-22T16:00:00+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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