Ubisoft has had it's work cut out for it with Rainbow Six Siege and the overwhelming amount of toxic players.
Earlier in the year Ubisoft's multi-player shooter started to get focused moderation, with the goal of eliminating players' hate speech from the game. According to PC Gamer, Ubisoft has confirmed the addition of a new system that is handing bans when slurs are used in the game's chat.
The bans come in varying levels of severity based on the the amount of offenses a given player makes. First time offenders will receive a thirty minute ban while second and third offences will receive a two hour ban. Offend a third time and your account will be investigated with the possibility of a permanent ban.
Some players have taken umbrage with these new measures but Ubisoft, rightly so, isn't having a bar of it. The game's code of conduct clearly warns players that "any language or content deemed illegal, dangerous, threatening, abusive, obscene, vulgar, defamatory, hateful, racist, sexist, ethically offensive or constituting harassment" will result in "disciplinary action".
Let's be fair here, if you get to the third strike, you probably deserve a ban and should re-evaluate your behaviour both in and outside of games.
Kalypso Media Group has acquired the rights to the beloved real-time strategy series, Commandos.
The publisher already has experience with successful strategy titles, with Tropico 6 releasing next month.
Founder and global managing director Simon Hellwig noted the company's responsibility to "revive and further develop these beloved games for the fans around the world."
Longtime BioWare developer James Ohlen has announced his retirement from the company.
In a thread of tweets, Ohlen noted that he had loved his time with the company, "But I need to take a break from the industry and work on something a little smaller and more personal."
During his 22 year tenure at BioWare, Ohlen was lead designer on Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, and Neverwinter Nights games, while also working other titles including Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the upcoming Anthem.
Hearthstone's next expansion pack has been announced, and will release on August 8.
Starring the infamous Dr. Boom, The Boomsday Project expansion pack will introduce 135 new cards, new card types and keywords into the game.
Players will be invited to join Dr. Boom's research team as intrepid scientists [read: unwitting test subjects], helping him with his latest creations.
It looks like EA is at it again, as today marks yet another studio acquisition for the mammoth company.
Electronic Arts has acquired Industrial Toys, a mobile developer started by ex-Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian. Industrial Toys will join EA as part of it's Worldwide Studios to "focus on new experiences".
With a small crew of only fourteen people, Industrial Toys may not be a name many are familiar with. the studio is best known for it's work on mobile games Midnight Star and its sequel.
PC fans eagerly awaiting the release of Monster Hunter: World are in for a surprise – the game releases next month.
Originally slated for a "Spring 2018" release, developer Capcom confirmed that the game will release August 9.
The good news doesn't stop there either. The PC version will include support for 2160p ultra HD resolution and 60 frames per second.
Update: It has now been confirmed that Darksiders III will indeed be launching on November 27 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Original article follows.
Despite having been delayed to 2019 by THQ Nordic, the eagle eyed folks at TrueAchievements have spotted listings for Darksiders III on the Microsoft Store with a release date of November 27.
It looks like the game will be getting three different digital editions. The first is a Standard Edition which conttains the base game, with a bonus Armor Skin for pre-orders. Next up is the Deluxe Edition, which includes the game and two paid post-release DLCs. Pre-ordering this edition will get you the Armor Skin and 24-hour early access to the game. Last but definitely not least is the Blades & Whip Edition which includes all of the previously-mentioned content, as well as copies of Darksiders: Warmastered Edition and Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, both of which will unlock on November 26th.
Developer Digital Extremes, have announced that the popular free-to-play shooter Warframe is making it's way to the Nintendo Switch. The busy folks at Panic Button, who recently ported Doom, Rocket League & Wolfenstein II to the Switch will once again take the reigns for this version.
Warframe is a cooperative third-person shooter with both PVE and PVP combat with a heavy focus on fluid movement. With the game already out on PC, PS4 & Xbox One, it's seen a wealth of game-changing updates and improvements which have helped to build a solid fanbase, leading to it often showing up on Steam's most-played games list.
A short trailer was shown at TennoLive 2018 with mention of Co-Op. We're still waiting on more details including a release date, but it's highly likely we'll be able to take Warframe on the go before the year ends.
During E3, Electronics Arts showed a small slice of Anthem, reserving the full demo for behind closed doors. That full demo is finally seeing the light of day.
Lead Producer Ben Irving provides us with our biggest look yet as he takes us through a 20-minutes of incredibly slick gameplay. We still know little about the overarching story, with Bioware instead choosing to focus on the action. When it looks as good as this, I really can't blame them.
In the video, we see a team of four Freelancers flying, running and shooting their way through a gorgeous environment packed with hordes of alien enemies. With an insane amount of particle effects and explosions, something tells me Anthem will be pushing the current consoles to the limit.
“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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