Rare has addressed issues players have hit trying to jam its just-released online pirate adventure Sea of Thieves.
The much-hyped Xbox and Windows 10 game launched on Tuesday, and while it was initially smooth sailing for those of us here in Oceania, once the US servers went online, the waters got a little turbulent for all involved.
More than a million unique users have logged on to play the open world title, but that number apparently isn’t the issue. Rather, the join rate – which cleared more than 5000 users per minute at its peak – is causing trouble.
The result is that some players have been being unable to log in, and errors with names like “cinnamonbeard” “greybeard” and “lavenderbeard” have been surfacing.
Rare temporarily blocked new players from joining the game yesterday, but has since lifted that restriction.
The next game from The Warlock of Firetop Mountain studio Tin Man Games is a VR title that seats players at a digital tabletop for a gaming session that comes to life.
According to the Melbourne developer, Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown is an adventure RPG that has you take your place at a virtual table to determine the fate of a party of scoundrels as they venture through a world of swashbuckling and sorcery.
“Seated at the mysterious, magical table, you will take control of a party of scoundrels, making tactical combat decisions and determining the scoundrels’ fate whenever they encounter trouble,” said Tin Man Games.
The next game from Oxenfree developer Night School Studio tasks you with out-drinking Satan in order to escape hell.
Afterparty is billed as a raucous fantasy-adventure in which two recently deceased college grads, Milo and Lola, are desperately trying to find a way back to Earth. The catch? The only way out of Hell is to drink Satan under the table.
The game features an upgraded version of the naturalistic dialogue system that helped make Oxenfree an award winner and critical hit, and has players chat up demons and the deceased, challenge them to Satanic bar games, and drink from a huge menu of infernal cocktails, all with game changing abilities.
The next big expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online re-introduces an area not seen since the first Elder Scrolls game.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset expansion features The Isle of Summerset, the home of the High Elves that was last an explorable area in 1994's The Elder Scrolls: Arena.
Summerset expands the game’s crafting system with Jewelry Crafting, and will allow players to join the mysterious Psijic Order and unlock a new Skill Line, among other things.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is in development, sources say.
A Raven Software employee has told Charlie Intel that the title is in development, but that Raven – which developed Modern Warfare Remastered – is not working on the game.
Recent job listings suggest that that Beenox, which helped out on Modern Warfare Remastered, will be handling the makeover.
New Zealand’s international games festival, Play by Play, is set to hit Wellington for a third time next month.
Play by Play is a vibrant, inclusive week-long event centered around games, play and digital creativity for all ages that will run from April 16-21.
It aims to promote the importance of play, educate on the nature of game development, and support the incredible talent currently on show in the Australasian industries.
A champion will be crowned tonight in LetsPlay.Live’s Dragon Ball FighterZ National Championship.
After four weeks of intense competition, the final top eight players from around New Zealand will compete at LetsPlay.Live Studios in the national grand finale of the Arcade Reborn Tour.
Over the past month, LetsPlay.Live (LPL) held live events in four major New Zealand cities; touring Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Hamilton to find the top two representatives in each region.
After years of battling, Ubisoft has finally managed to avoid a hostile takeover by media conglomerate Vivendi.
Over the past few years, Vivendi has been inching closer to an acquisition of Ubisoft, and as of last week had a 27.3 percent stake in the company. That's perilously close to the 30 percent stake that under French law means a company must tender an offer to buy out the remaining shareholders.
Today it was announced that Ubisoft will buy back all of Vivendi’s Ubisoft shares, and bring on a pair of new investors: the group that oversees teachers' pensions in Ontario, and Chinese giant Tencent.
The Witcher hisself, Geralt of Rivia, is joining the playable character roster of Soulcalibur VI, Bandai Namco has announced.
When Soulcalibur VI launches later this year, it will mark the first time Geralt has appeared in a game outside the esteemed RPG franchise that is The Witcher.
"Geralt was trained at the elite School of the Wolf and is considered one of the deadliest monster slayers," said Bandai.
“BJ’s got a fight to finish, and I can’t wait to see what insanity occurs next when he does it.”
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