With Bluehole, the developers behind Player Unknown's Battleground has found amazing luck and press this year with PUBG, as the game is still only in beta, but it is the number one game on Steam with over 1.3 million active players and there's no evidence of slowing down. But, Bluehole has found themselves in some troubling waters, with the claim that Epic Game's Fortnite, is openly admitting they are making a game mode very similar with PUBG. With legal action possibly on the horizon, is Bluehole in the right to claiming Epic is ripping them off? Or is PUBG overreacting, and being hypocritical for building off of very similar games and game types like ARMA, Day Z, and H1Z1?
Ever since Minecraft announced on E3, that it would allow cross platform play between PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Mobile Devices. Gamers on both side of the consoles have been clamoring for Cross Play between PS4 and XBox One. With Fortnite, accidently allowing cross play between PS4 and Xbox One, reports from devs talking about how easy the process is, and the openness of Microsoft. It seems like the best time to unite the consoles, but whats holding cross platform play back?
Nintendo's recent Nintendo Direct announcements such as LA Noir, Doom, Wolfenstein 2 will be making their way to the Nintendo Switch. With Nintendo being able to bring more, mature studios such as Bethesda, and Rockstar to the table. Why not bring one of the top selling games of all time to the console? With the debate of whether the power of the console, and memory constraint of Nintendo's hybrid console, compared to Microsoft's Xbox One, and Sony's PlayStation 4, can Rockstar pull it off, can Nintendo's Online services handle Grand Theft Auto Online?
Bungie's recent changes to Destiny 2 have have met with mostly high praise! It seems Bungie has listened to the feedback by the community and made great improvments to the franchise, that is until people saw the change to shaders. Now what was once free and permament is now, consumable and up for purchase. Fans are not happy, to say the least. MR Bad Bit explains, how shaders work, how he used them, and what changes can be made to make all sides happy. Are the changes to the shaders really a big deal in the first place?
Six months after the Nintendo Switch's release we've seen that the console itself is still hard as ever to find. Releases like Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, ARMS, Mario Kart, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle have been critical and commercial successes. But, the Switch's path to success wasn't always spelled out. MR Bad Bit explains, how the Nintendo Switch made him a Nintendo hater, to a Nintendo kid all over again.
Mr Bad Bit goes hands on with Destiny 2's PC beta. As a long time fan of the series, is this what he's looking for in Destiny's sequel? Is a higher framerate enough to justify for guardians to jump from Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to PC? Has Bungie learned its mistakes? Destiny 2 comes out September 8, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on 10.14.17.
This video Mr.BadBit talks about his impressions of Call of Duty WW2. What he liked and disliked about it. whether it's enough to bring him back playing Call of Duty after leaving the series? Or has Call of Duty finally shown its age by going back in time?
With preordders finally going live in North America, it comes to a suprise to no one that Nintendo has dropped the ball again, on the SNES Classic's launch. That within seconds it seems retailers across the region ran out of stock of Nintendo's hot and new classic line of retro hardware. Nintendo breaking their promise back in April when they said, they would make sure to help fix the stock shortages, with the release of the SNES. We' can see that is just not the case. Some retailers holding Snes bundles that range from the normal 80 dollars, all the way to 200 bucks. This has left some many Nintendo fans bitter and upset at the company. but, what effect will this really have, if any, on Nintendo itself. What does Nintendo have to gain by not producing enough consoles. lets find out
Xbox One X is finally up for preorder! Which means this holiday season Microsoft is going to be bust promoting and telling you why you need and Xbox One X. But, with Sony's PlayStation 4 nomination this year with must have exclusives, important marking deals, and record high sells. Microsoft is at a bit of a disadvantage, but the Xbox does have something up it's sleeve, why PUBG is a bigger deal than you think.
Crackdown 3 has been delayed and pushed back from November 7, 2017 to Spring of 2018. That is by all means the best thing Microsoft could have done with this game, and for these devs and here is why.
We're talking about Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice success and what the game was able to stand out. What improtance this game will have for video games to come in both sound design, story telling, and the way it protrays mental illness.
This video is about Amazons decision to remove it's 20 percent discount of new games two weeks after the games release. Instead only in effect for some pre orders. And stripping away it discount towards Canadian Players as well. What effect will this have on the company's image and business overall
With the success of Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice and Lawbreakers does this mean we might see more bold indie studios to make bigger more expansive games? What do games like Hellblade open the way for a new trend of less expensive medium triple A games?
With all the talk about DLC lately, its only fair to talk about what developers and publishers are doing DLC right, which ones are doing it wrong, and how to do DLC justice. Who's a Developer or Publisher that does it right?
WB and Monolith studios, are no strangers of foolish controversy. With the original Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor firsts controversy, struck you would think they learned. With WB and their previous takes on DLC. It should come to no surprise, micro-transactions and always online features, would make there way to a single player game.
Nintendo has found themselves in hot water, after the newest line of Metroid Amiibo seem to lock out "Hard Mode". A mode found in many games for free, and been a staple in games for decades. Nintendo is convinced you'll pay 15 dollars. Poli Games host, Joseph, explains why Nintendo doesn't understand how DLC works, and how this could be the start of more harmful uses of DLC.
GameStop is in the news yet again for telling their employees that they'll be open on Thanksgiving Day. This is after the narrative thats been building, that Gamestop doesn't care about it's employees, and contradicts previous position that GameStop has had on the holiday. What part we as consumers play, this holiday.
Nintendo's Voice App is out, and surprise to no one, it not very good. But, how important is in game chat in 2017? What can Nintendo learn from Companies like Microsoft, about how to make a limited, but fair Voice Chat thats good for all players. it's easier then you think
Atari looks to reenter the console market, with the help of eager fans ready to relive the good old days. But, this crowdfunding sounds a bit too familiar. Poli Games host, Joseph, explains why backing the Atari Box may not be in gamers best interests. Why the Atari Box sounds more like, reliving the Ouya, rather then the 2600.
This video Poli Games host Joseph talks about of a few reddtiors found and exploit in 2 promotions Gamestop was running over the weekend. How they used that exploit to make a some big bucks. But, where they in the wrong for doing it?