Game News! 25/09/18
Another week has passed in the world of gaming. This week sees a huge release, a certain football game. So get your shorts on and head to the pitch. We also have cats, PUBG stuff and Space Hulk!
The juggernaut that is the FIFA franchise gets its yearly release this week. Nothing really much to say on this one right? It’s just a roster update. Well, if we want to tick a few new things off then FIFA 19 does include a few new things (you wanted new things right?). The Champions League and Euro League for starters. What else?
Gameplay changes include the new Active Touch System which sees a dramatic overhaul of player control and timed finishing, where the kick button may be pressed a second time to determine the exact moment the ball is actually kicked. Think of it this way. It’s like the active reload system in Gears of War. Really. No, Really! There are true 50/50 battles now as the system for determining how likely a player will win/loose balls has been upgraded to ensure a more realistic outcome. Finally there is Dynamic Tactics which allows players to configure strategies, and switch between them in real-time during a match. There is still no adaptive weather and Career Mode hasn’t been updated again this year. Sad.
PUBG Mobile players from around the world can now enlist in the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge, a global tournament hosted by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation. Squads from across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Japan/Korea and China will battle it out for a share of the impressive $600,000 prize pool. The finals will happen in Dubai in the end of 2018.
Samsung Galaxy Note9 is the sponsor and will be bringing in celebrities, professional gamers, and internet personalities together for the first-ever championship series. The sign up requirements are a bit strange though as you can see. To participate, a player must have more than 1,000 fans or followers across specified streaming platforms but can form a squad of up to three other players with no requirements.
The top 20 teams from each of the six regions will move on to the qualifier rounds and then to the global finals. Global and regional winners will split the $600,000 prize pool as follows:
- Global Final Champion: $200,000 USD
- Runner-up: $100,000 USD
- 3rd Place: $50,000 USD
- Regional Final Champion: $20,000 USD
- Regional Runner-up: $15,000 USD
- 3rd Place: $10,000 USD
Not too shabby.
Space Hulk: Tactics
A top down Space Hulk strategy game? Sign us up now! The game is coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 9th. Just look at this glorious trailer. No words needed.
Neko Navy – Daydream Edition
Neko Navy – Daydream Edition by the super named studio DeathMofuMofu is a delightful upgraded edition of the cat-themed shooter Neko Navy, pitting flying cats against dangerous foes such as sausages and mites. Yes, you read that correctly. G.O.T.Y material right there already. The Daydream Edition features re-balanced difficulties including a harder Death mode, and an all-new gameplay mode called Infinite Mode which contains (as u have probably guessed) an infinite number of challenge stages while limiting the player to 1 extra life. It is expected to release by the end of the year for the Nintendo Switch.
Oh boy. Take Ghostbusters and mix it with Pokemon Go and what do you get? Er..Ghostbusters World. This location based mobile AR game is hitting devices by the year end but certain territories have had a soft launch already.
The game allows players to battle and capture hundreds of ghosts from all dimensions of the franchise, including the films, TV shows, comic books, theme parks, and video games as well as new ghosts unique to the Ghostbusters World. Assemble your team, trade ghosts, gear up, face off in asynchronous PVP battles, and try not to get slimed. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy then there is even a single player mode.
When you’re not out keeping the streets spirit-free or competing against rival Ghostbusters, enjoy your own personal adventure featuring original artwork and a full-fledged story from the minds behind the beloved IDW comic book series. We’ll give it a try but we can’t help feel that Sony Pictures Consumer Products are dragging the Ghostbusters franchise through the dirt. Let’s wait and see.
See you all next week!