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This Is Anthem | Gameplay Series, Part 2: Endgame
BioWare has detailed the upcoming Anthem patch in a livestream yesterday, and it looks like the March 12th patch will focus mostly on bug and balance fixes The stream occurred just shortly after the news hit that there was a major bug in the game's default weapons that made Level 1 weapons overpowered when used[...]
Anthem's Level 1 Defender Rifle is Better than a Masterwork
credit//BioWare Anthem's Defender Rifle is a level 1 weapon that gets set as your default when creating a new weapon set It's pretty common for shooters to have a default rifle of some sort, so the Level 1 Defender raised no eyebrows just by existing Instead, it seems the rifle is a bit broken. As discovered by[...]
The Underappreciated Magic of Anthem
It's is a game that has a lot of potential but is garnering ire due to it lacking a significant reason to log in every day, as well as some baffling design choices Critics, influencers and audiences are piling on to the game to pour fuel to the fire of the online discussion. credit//BioWare I share some[...]
Anthem Launch Trailer
credit//BioWare [rwp_box_recap id="0"] Anthem, one of the most anticipated titles of 2019, excels in some areas, but expectations fall flat in its execution. The PC experience may vary depending on the specs of your system, but for anything resembling a quality experience, it's definitely recommended for a dedicated higher-end gaming rig Initially, many who played the pre-released experienced[...]
BioWare Announced a 90 Day Anthem Update Cycle
The major part of that post was the 90-day roadmap for updates coming to the game, but it also included some commentary from Robertson on the game's launch cycle. According to Robertson, BioWare developers are excited for the game's full launch today, but also a little anxious, acknowledging that the Early Access launch was a right[...]
EA Australia's FireMonkeys Announces Mass Layoffs
Activision Blizzard announced nearly 800 job cuts earlier this month and ArenaNet just announced layoffs of their own yesterday Now, EA has begun a massive round of layoffs in its Melbourne studio FireMonkeys. From Kotaku: The studio was also developing Real Racing 4, although it's understood that the project was officially cancelled earlier this week[...]
Anthem Bioware
credit// BioWare [rwp_box_recap id="0"] Once BioWare announced Anthem way back in E3 of 2017 (after a tease during E3 2014), the game immediately had a ton of pressure to perform After all, it was the studio's next big project after the epic flop that was Mass Effect: Andromeda Sure, Andromeda got a worse reputation than deserved thanks to some incredibly[...]
Casey Hudson is Proud of Anthem on Launch Day
credit//BioWare Things have not been going so well for BioWare's new game Anthem throughout its early access phase, but the full launch is here today along with a hefty Day One patch Which makes it an odd occasion for anyone to announce that they're proud of the development team's work on the game so far[...]
Anthem's hilarious and horrifying cutscene bugs
So they might give you Andromeda flashbacks, but the bugs in Anthem's cutscenes are at least hilarious. The game's early access launch has also had some major connection issues, so it's turning out to be a pretty bad soft-launch period for the game We can hope the tweaks will be ironed out before the full launch, but that[...]
Respawn has Already Banned Thousands of Apex Legends Cheaters
However, with more players comes more cheaters Respawn Entertainment has already banned over 16,000 cheaters from the Apex Legends servers. Respawn addressed several bug fixes and problems players had been having with Apex in the game's dedicated subreddit That update included information on the number of cheaters who had been reported and banned from the game, as well[...]
Anthem Launch Trailer
And even without ranked competitive play, every shooter game in the last decade has had some kind of player vs player content. Sure, PvP may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the multiplayer of Mass Effect: Andromeda was the one aspect of the game that wouldn't be affected by the myriad problems that plagued the ill-fated Mass[...]
Star Wars Hasbro Triple Force Friday Logo
Star Wars fans and collectors: you will want to request off October 4th this fall. Announced this morning on StarWars.com is Triple Force Friday, when product from multiple Star Wars properties will be released worldwide This day will see figures, clothes, collectibles, and more from three Star Wars releases, including whatever Episode 9 is called, The[...]
Puzzle Platformer Unravel Two to Release on Switch in March
Coldwood and EA announced during a lengthy Nintendo Direct this week that their puzzle platformer Unravel Two will be released on Nintendo Switch in March The innovative string-based platformer builds off the original game with both a single-player and local or online co-op drop-in/drop-out modes The focus of the game is centered around the bond between[...]
Apex Legends has Hit 25 Million Players, with 2M Concurrent in Week One
credit//Respawn Entertainment EA and Respawn's Titanfall battle royale, Apex Legends, has only been live for a week and has already passed the 25 million player mark Of those 25 million, 2 million players have been playing concurrently at least once in the first week of service, which is pretty darn incredible In addition, Respawn teased some upcoming Valentine's[...]