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April 2019 Gaming News Round-up

April 2019 Gaming News Round-up

The world of gaming is so fast-paced that news sometimes evades our attention. We decided to compile the biggest news that have come out during the last month and bring it to your attention: Sony reveals specs for their next-generation console Sony has just fired the first bullet in the next-generation console war. On 16 April 2019, online magazine, Wired, published a first-look at the specifications for what was described as the “next-gen Playstation”. In an exclusive interview with Mark Cerny, PS4’s and now the new console’s lead architect, the magazine shed some light on what the new console has…
BlizzCon 2019: Details and What to Expect

BlizzCon 2019: Details and What to Expect

BlizzCon is set to return this year on 1 and 2 November. The annual event, held since 2005, also revealed that tickets for the event are set to go on sale in two waves, one on 4 May 2019 and the next on 8 May 2019. In addition to the standard BlizzCon Pass and premium BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Pass from last year’s BlizzCon, a new mid-tier BlizzCon Portal Pass has been introduced. The BlizzCon Portal Pass includes additional convenience-related perks as well as access to Darkmoon Faire during a new “Night at the Faire” event on the eve of BlizzCon…
Brave Frontier X THE KING OF FIGHTERS Collaboration Returns!

Brave Frontier X THE KING OF FIGHTERS Collaboration Returns!

Get ready to see your favourite Brave Frontier and KOF characters duke it out once again! gumi Inc, has recently unveiled a new collaboration between their popular role-playing-game and SNK’s perennial fighting game series THE KING OF FIGHTERS (KOF). This marks the third time Brave Frontier has collaborated with THE KING OF FIGHTERS, with the previous event held between 22 February to15 March back in 2017. From 25 April to 22 May 2019, Brave Frontier players will get the chance to acquire four new characters in-game. Chizuru Kagura One of the scions of the three families that had sealed the…
THE ALCHEMIST CODE x Etrain Odyssey Collaboration Arrives!

THE ALCHEMIST CODE x Etrain Odyssey Collaboration Arrives!

gumi Inc, a mobile entertainment content publisher and developer based in Tokyo, has announced a crossover collaboration with their Strategy Role-Playing game, THE ALCHEMIST CODE, and Atlus’s Dungeon Role-Playing game, Etrian Odyssey! From 4 to 24 April 2019, players can summon unique characters based on the popular franchise. Shaman A Brouni Shaman from Arcania, which is located in the world of the great world tree Yggdrasil. Although perceived as weak by many, Shaman’s greatest strength is how they support their comrades in battle by healing wounds and enhancing defense. Harbinger An Earthlain Harbinger from Arcania, which is located in the…
Exclusive Interview: Overwatch’s Leads Reveal Upcoming Game Features & More

Exclusive Interview: Overwatch’s Leads Reveal Upcoming Game Features & More

We’ve recently sat down with Geoff Goodman, Lead Hero Designer for Overwatch, and Bill Warnecke, Lead Software Engineer for Overwatch, to ask them a few questions about the game and their inspirations as they were planning for the new (and upcoming!) game features. Check out how our conversation went down! 1. Could you tell us more about the new Deathmatch map, Petra? Geoff: I’ll start with some of the mechanics. When we started working on Petra, we looked pretty hard at Chateau (the previous Deathmatch map) and looked at what we had on offer there along with what we could…
Overwatch’s 2nd Anniversary Event Guide: Seasonal Brawls, Free Weekend and Limited-Edition Content in Anniversary Lootboxes

Overwatch’s 2nd Anniversary Event Guide: Seasonal Brawls, Free Weekend and Limited-Edition Content in Anniversary Lootboxes

Two glorious years ago, on the 24th of May, Overwatch was finally released for sale. It opened the floodgates to those who weren’t lucky enough to be part of the 9.7 million players who were part of the beta, and allowed players to jump into the hype that surrounded Blizzard Entertainment’s then-latest first-person shooter video game. Since its launch, the game earned near perfect scores from most video game reviews and garnered praises for its lore, maps, character designs, and on how the game feels so “lived-in”. It was as if McCree was a real person cowboy in the late…
The Witchwood: Enter Hearthstone’s First Expansion For The Year of The Raven

The Witchwood: Enter Hearthstone’s First Expansion For The Year of The Raven

Well, ladies and gents, it’s that time once again where Blizzard’s free-to-play collectable card game readies itself for a new year of card sets and solo adventures. So brush off the arcane dust off your collections and let’s jump into some of the new content we can expect to see from Hearthstone’s “Year of the Raven”. For the unacquainted, Hearthstone is a collectable card game based on Blizzard’s previous game series Warcraft, and was released sometime during 2014. With each year, Blizzard released several card sets and expansions but soon realised creating new cards and keeping it balanced would prove…
World of Warcraft’s “Battle For Azeroth” Update Is The Most Wow-rthy One Yet

World of Warcraft’s “Battle For Azeroth” Update Is The Most Wow-rthy One Yet

With a new year comes a new list of games and one that you might not have intended to play was World of Warcraft, the very definition of MMORPGs back in the day. Even though in recent times, other games have topped the MMO charts, it’s still hard to forget what was once considered the only game worth subscribing to. So what does the latest expansion, Battle For Azeroth, have in store for its players? Starting from new content, there are six new races that will be joining the ranks of both the Alliance and Hordes. For the Alliance, you’ll…
Calling All Local Game Developers and Illustrators: Miiny Wants You!

Calling All Local Game Developers and Illustrators: Miiny Wants You!

Singapore mobile game developer, Miiny Mobile Gaming Network, announced its first-ever Mobile Game Development and Illustration Talent Competition. They aim to discover and recognise local, talented Game Developers and Illustrators in Singapore through their platform, and are even promising to provide gifted starlets opportunities for collaboration along with a network for the global gaming stage! The competition will be split into two categories – Mobile Game Development, and Character Illustration. Winning Game Developers can expect to bag up to S$5,000 worth of prizes, while winning Illustrators will walk home with up to S$3,000 worth of prizes! Winners from both categories will additionally be invited…
Get To The Hearth: New Ranked Play Updates Coming to Hearthstone This March

Get To The Hearth: New Ranked Play Updates Coming to Hearthstone This March

The winds of change are upon us! Starting March, expect to see a reworked Ranked Play system in Hearthstone. Although the changes officially take place for the March season, how you play in February will impact how you start in March! Starting in the Hearthstone Update for March, all players reset four ranks back. Player ranks will now reset exactly four ranks below your current standing, including the number of stars in your current rank. Here are some examples: Rank 15, 2 stars, resets to Rank 19, 2 stars. Rank 1, 3 stars, resets to Rank 5, 3 stars. Legend players…
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