Yes its here! Your guide to Gaming News and events in March of 2019
This month PlayStation network have launched a sale across their store, they are offering discounts on literally hundreds of games from different genres. Here are just a handful of the bigger names I recognised which you could grab for a pretty decent price:
- Red Dead Redemption
- Dawn Zero Horizon
- Borderlands 2
- Witcher 3 Complete Edition
- GTA V
- Wolfenstein II the new order
Apex Legends- Battle Royale King?
And in other news, Apex Legends is the new kid on the block in the Battle Royal scene, but can it compete with the big guns such as Fortnite and player unknown Battlegrounds?
Within 8 hours of launch Apex Legends had gained over one MILLION players online. Is this a sign Apex is about to Rival the gaming giant that is Fortnite Battle Royale? Well , not necessarily. The developers of Apex have said that they deliberately withheld some details of the game and any hints at launch before launching it to ensure maximum impact and organic growth through the playerbase. At the moment Battle Royale is all the rage but it may not be long until we see a resurgence into other game types or online formats
Some of the key ingredients to Apex Legends success lie amongst the games it has taken inspiration from. Apex Legends incorporates features such as having a specific player class each based around different capabilities. E.g Medic , gunner etc. This contrasts from fortnite where you can change skins however the character traits of your character remain generic.
Another way in which Apex Legends Has made waves within the Gaming industry is by being free to download and play. This business model is actually pretty effective as companies such as epic games have found out. The customisation of characters and skins in game is a massive market and gaming companies have reported making more in-in game transactions in many cases than the base cost of the game on average per player! So its safe to say that free to play online games are pretty hot subjects for Gaming companies these days
Fallout 76 – Hit Or Miss?
For Bethesda it has not been an easy year, with a number of high profile games coming out and strong competition on all sides they had to come out guns blazing with their next publication. Fallout 76 is Bethesda’s latest addition to the Fallout series of games and has definitely caused some debate amongst gamers.
Since Launch Fallout 76 has been plagued with a plethora of seemingly never ending bugs , glitches and what seem to be haphazardly designed missions and maps pasted from fallout 4. Die hard Fallout fans are divided to small degree as to how “good” the game is but there is a resounding feeling of anger at Bethesda over the way they made this game and how much effort they put into it. Youtube is awash with game reviews mercilessly calling out and taking apart the developers for their lack of input , care and attention to the Fallout community and their expectations for Fallout 76
Ultimately Fallout 76 was a venture into the relatively unknown for Bethesda and was described by many as a DLC attempt rather than a game. Overwhelmingly the community has not given Bethesda a warm welcome when it comes to the latest Fallout Edition..
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