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Over the past few weeks, we have been keeping an eye on Playground Games, especially the staff it is hiring. There are two games in development at the studio right now – Forza Horizon 5 and an RPG game. This new RPG game is putting together a strong development team that consists of former Rockstar devs, and veterans from Cloud Imperium. The game has been in development for at least a couple of years at this point and we are fairly certain that it is an Xbox Scarlett launch window title. So it is odd to know that Playground Games’ new RPG title is still in the “early stage” of development. Playground Games is looking for a lead UI engineer who will join the project at the early stages of development, says the job listing. Playground Games is looking for a Lead UI Engineer to join our brand new open-world…

So what’s wrong with Ghost Recon: Breakpoint? Well, by this time you already know what it is.  Aggressive monetization via microtransactions, optimization issues on PC, and somewhat of a step back from Wildlands. Pretty much every review that covers that talks about this so there is no point in us pointing out the same issues so let’s focus on the things that work in favor of Breakpoint. Is this a game worth your money? What’s good about the new Ghost Recon? One of the things I liked In Ghost Recon is the main storyline. It is exciting to be the one hunting The Punisher. Nomad, our lead character crash lands on the Aurora Island among trained rogue Ghosts who now prefer to be called Wolves. Your missions were to investigate the Island but thanks to an ambush, you’re new objective is to survive. Fans of Ghost Recon would agree that…

Blizzard is in hot waters right now and a major chunk of the worldwide gaming community is planning to boycott Blizzard, at least that’s what people are saying. Of course, such boycotts don’t last long but still, for those who are serious about quitting Blizzard, we have a great article today. Leaving behind games you love if tough and Blizzard games are extra hard to get out of. World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Overwatch,  Starcraft 1 and 2, and others are loved by millions around the world. But as I said, if you are serious about quitting Blizzard Entertainment’s games, we have great alternatives for each title. Blizzard games are special but not unique. There are many games that do what Blizzard titles deliver and in some cases, others do it better. In our article today we will share with you a list of what we think are the best alternatives…

PS5 backwards compatibility is probably one of the most anticipated features. However, as more details are coming out we have a better understanding of it and what Sony aims to do. According to some new revelations from Sony, the company is putting a lot of effort into PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility. A Sony representative spoke with Japanese publication Famitsu and said Sony is putting a lot of resources into PS5 backwards compatibility. They are doing their best to “secure complete compatibility.” It should be noted that while Sony is trying to ensure full compatibility, only PS4 games are so far confirmed to run on PlayStation 5. The company requested the community to wait for more information that’ll be shared in the near future. Although there are reports and rumors of PS1-PS3 backwards compatibility with PS5, there are multiple architectures in play here. Each console has a different architecture which makes…

Sony Interactive Entertainment uses a new slogan for each new console generation. Sometimes the slogan changes mid-gen but there is always something new when hardware advancements are made. Now, it looks like we are moving on from PlayStation 4’s “For the Players” and “Greatness Awaits” to PlayStation 5’s “Be Amazing, Be Amazed, Be PlayStation.” The slogan comes from a new poster for Concrete Genie that was posted during a recent promotional event. From what we can tell, this slogan has never been used before by PlayStation. It could quite possibly be the next one for PlayStation 5, joining the likes of “Live in your world. Play in ours,” and “It only does everything”. 2020 The Year of PlayStation Sony did an interview with Wired a few days ago and confirmed a handful of information about PS5. According to Sony, PS5 is releasing during the holiday season of 2020.  It also…

Is the phrase “that escalated quickly appropriate here?” It seems so since Blizzard just banned a Hearthstone forum user for supporting Hong Kong liberation. The user who goes by “Daros” on the Hearthstone forum is got banned for posting “by the way…Liberate Hong Kong.” The ban will last 1000 years, according to Blizzard. Your account is unable to post or reply until October 10, 3019 1.04 PM. Banned for 1000 years on HS forum for liberate Hong Kong thread ? It looks like Blizzard hasn’t learned anything from its handling of the ongoing situation. The company is already facing backlash for banning Hearthstone esports player Ng Wai Chung, after he showed support for Hong Kong protests during a live-post match interview. [BREAKING] Hong Kong Hearthstone player @blitzchungHS calls for liberation of his country in post-game interview:https://t.co/3AgQAaPioj @Matthieist #Hearthstone pic.twitter.com/DnaMSEaM4g — Inven Global (@InvenGlobal) October 6, 2019 Blizzard’s actions caused a…

Google is working on its Stadia streaming service and it is set for launch later this year. Google’s streaming service was featured in the latest issue of Edge Magazine. Google’s VP of engineering Madj Bakar discussed Google Stadia’s capabilities and how it will evolve for the better. According to Madj Bakar, Google Stadia will be “faster and more responsive” compared to traditional local hardware. The streaming service plans to dominate the gaming space with its streaming service, Stadia,  using the advancements the company’s making in machine learning and modeling. Baker claims it takes a couple of years for Google Stadia to outperform traditional hardware. Ultimately, we think in a year or two we’ll have games that are running faster and feel more responsive in the cloud than they do locally. regardless of how powerful the local machine is. The company plans to achieve this by using its very own streaming…

PlayStation 5 is one of the hottest discussed topics right now. Sony Interactive Entertainment did an interview with  Wired to confirm the release window for PS5. But what’s the reveal window for PlayStation 5? When Sony skipped E3 this year everyone and their dog assumed Sony will reveal the console on PlayStation  Experience. But it seems that’s not the case at all; Sam Parker from Sony took to Twitter to share the announcement of PlayStation 5’s holiday 2020 release. While doing so his tweet also indicated Sony might not unveil the console until 2020. Cats out of the bag, our next gen console will be unveiled and released next year! So humbled to be a part of WWS and working with amazing individuals. Even if Sony Interactive Entertainment doesn’t unveil PlayStation 5 at PlayStation Experience, it is safe to say we will get at least a sneak peek, some form…

What is Rockstar Games working on? Some say Max Payne, others think Grand Theft Auto 6. But one thing that we recently found out is that Bully 2 is out of the question. While it’s not official, that’s what the reports say. Anyways, apart from the recently announced Red Dead Redemption 2 PC, there are  “a couple of more” games in development at Rockstar Games, says former Rockstar India dev. The developer in question is Angith Jayarajan, who worked with Rockstar India in Bangalore for 6-months. He performed his duties as an animator during his time at the studio.  While he is no longer at the studio, he took to Instagram to share a post that mentioned two other games he worked on in addition to RDR2 PC. Of course, he can’t name which games he worked on during his time at the studio. I had an interest in art…

About 4 days ago, I wrote about EA’s new Anti-Cheat system that is able to access your non-volatile memory to spot malicious software. The story got covered by multiple publications and many of you shared it on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and discussed what’s going on. Interestingly, the article also reached a professional “Reverse Engineer” with experience in analyzing Anti-cheat measures as a hobby/enthusiast, and he shared some rather insightful but concerning details about EA’s “unknown” and “secret” Anti-Cheat system. First off, the Electronic Arts Anti-Cheat system has been in the work for a while, in fact, it is implemented in Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V already. The first known sighting of this anti-cheat system was back in December 2017 on a hacking forum. However, according to our source, at the time the “modules were in very early stages of development, and not very sophisticated.” EA created the system to counter…