Crytek is working on remasters of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3

Gaming companies continue to be attacked by cyber criminals who steal various important information. Together with Capcom, the hackers also got Crytek. The crooks stole documents from the German studio, according to which it has plans to have not yet announced re-releases of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3.

The development of updated versions of games for personal computers, as well as PS4, Xbox One and Switch consoles, according to a leaked contract, is being carried out by Saber Interactive, a part of the Embracer Group holding. According to Crytek’s plans, the first part of the trilogy was supposed to receive certification on May 15, 2020, the second on July 31, and the third on November 30. However, due to the pandemic, all deadlines were seriously shifted.

In addition, it follows from the contract that Crytek will spend a total of $ 10 million on the updated trilogy with ray tracing, volumetric lighting, improved detailing and other technological goodies:

Crysis: $ 4.45 million
Crysis 2: $ 2.875 million
Crysis 3: $ 2.675 million

Legendary developer Bioware and Ubisoft set up new studio

Mike Laidlaw, Creative Director of the Dragon Age series, has founded a new studio, Yellow Brick Games, which also includes people from Ubisoft, Bioware, Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard.

Oddly enough, industry veterans have no intention of developing AAA projects. Instead, the team focused on creating a downgraded game that is sure to surprise everyone with its innovative ideas. In general, a kind of indie on steroids, on which 15 people are already working.

Unfortunately, Laidlaw did not specify what the new game will be about and for which platforms it is being developed.

Samsung will stop releasing flagship smartphones

The reason is trivial – the company sees no reason to make a separate line of flagships with a stylus. It is much more logical, according to Samsung, to add support for an electronic pen in other devices.

At the same time, it is not a fact that the conditional Galaxy S21 Ultra will receive a hole for the stylus – it is also possible that the accessory will be used as an optional accessory.

Conqueror’s Blade November 19 Update

With today’s update, the Conquerors Blade will kick off the Black Friday Sale, a special event with currency and a shop. Include new rewards for logging into the online game and change the gameplay.

Capture format battles in the Emerald River and Old Ruins locations will become faster. Reduced match time to 12 minutes and also reduced respawn wait.

Territory wars will become longer (by 5 minutes). There will be an opportunity to see the last time of the players’ activity, the Strategist will have the tasks “Leader’s Walk” and “Captain’s Cry”.

Improve the ports menu and add the history of objects in Ungvar. Event currency can be obtained for battles in matchmaking.

Update “Enchanted Forest” in Astellia

On November 18th, the “Enchanted Forest” update will be installed in Astellia. The maximum level of the hero has been raised to 52, a new location with a storyline, a Star Soul Shard currency and an event have been added.

You can get to the new location “Enchanted Forest” with the help of the NPC Animat Researcher Modic, after completing a number of tasks.
By destroying monsters in the added territory, you can get the Star Soul Shards currency, which can be exchanged with the special merchants Platokus and Bow.
Additionally, the “Mad Pumpkin” event has been launched in the client MMORPG, collect candy and fight the Sinister Abigor for valuable prizes until December 9th.

“Fashion Catalog” will be added to Perfect World

On November 16, a new article was released with an overview of the Fashion Catalog – one of the main innovations of the next major PW patch. Players will no longer face the problem of lack of space.

Character decor, mounts, costumes, flights, and pets have a special place in the Perfect World universe. Previously, players may have faced the problem of lack of space while collecting a decor collection.

All accumulated cosmetic items can now be added to the Fashion Catalog. Items will be available for free use, but will be assigned to the character.

The menu of the Fashion Catalog is available from the 1st level, and by opening it the player will get into a special interface. Here you can start choosing a decor and setting it up without being distracted by the location.

Five tips to improve your skills and become a professional player

Popular esportsmen
In ten years, eSports disciplines have gone from basement gaming clubs to the coolest arenas in the world. Fans dream of getting into the competition, millions of users watch online broadcasts of games, and sponsors offer crazy prize money for winning the major majors.

The betting industry is also fueling interest in esports. Leaders of the entertainment industry sponsor major majors. In the line of bookmakers, more than fifteen percent is devoted to e-sports:

Dota 2;
FIFA 2020;
CS: GO.
Bettors carefully study e-football betting and other disciplines in order to develop a winning strategy.

Cybersportsmen are very popular media personalities:

Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev;
Johan “N0tail” Sundstein;
Sebastian “Ceb” Children.
Their personal contracts are amazing. Spending time playing a computer game and getting a lot of money for it is the dream of many young people. How to make a step from a simple lover of computer “shooters” into the world of eSports? Professionals provide five invaluable tips.

Five tips from a guru
Learn to analyze the situation. In a cyber duel, the winner is not always the one who presses the buttons the fastest. Strategy, tactics and lengthy training are important. It is necessary to devote a lot of time to watching the fights of the best esportsmen and analyzing their actions.
During the training process, it will be important to work out the techniques of professionals. This will help you react to a standard situation on the map in a split second.
Learn to combine. An esports player is not torn out of everyday life. You need to give yourself some rest, and make time to socialize with friends and family. Will not leave the freak fixated on the game as a full-fledged professional. The ability to switch on time is an important quality.
Chat with players and join a team. The professional player is part of the team. The sooner a novice athlete finds like-minded people, the easier it will be for him to adapt to the esports gaming industry.
Take care of your health. Cybersportsmen have a specific lifestyle. It is necessary to compensate for it with physical activity, walks in the fresh air and special exercises.
Self-control. In the career of every professional, there are failures. The sooner a player accepts failures and lives the next match, the sooner he will become a professional.

Fortnite contributors talk about game improvements on PS5 and Xbox Series S / X

Epic Games has shared details on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / X versions of Fortnite. Details of the updated “battle royale” have been published on the company’s official website.

Features of Fortnite for PlayStation 5:
resolution – 4K;
frame rate – 60 FPS, including in split screen mode;
improved graphics and physics of liquids, smoke, clouds;
tactile feedback of the controller when firing;
Mode selection on the PS5 home screen
accelerated launch of matches.
Fortnite Features for Xbox Series S / X:
Resolution – 4K on Series X and 1080p on Series S;
frame rate – 60 FPS, including in split screen mode;
improved graphics and physics of liquids, smoke, clouds;
accelerated launch of matches.
Epic Games has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / X versions of Fortnite will support cross-platform progress. The game will be available on the day the next generation consoles are released – November 19 and 10, respectively.

Former pro Starcraft may become new T1 League of Legends coach

Former StarCraft II pro Choi Polt Soon Hoon may be the new head coach of the T1 League of Legends roster. Fans of the club made such conclusions, drawing attention to the correspondence of players in Discord, which was accidentally shown on his stream by support Lee Effort Sang Ho.

The correspondence discussed the acquaintance with the new coach Polt, who is not yet able to join the team, since after arriving from the United States must undergo a mandatory two-week quarantine. According to the chat, Nick LS De Cesar, the American caster of LCK’s English-language broadcast, will be the second T1 trainer-analyst for the LCK Spring 2021 season. He also communicated with the players in the team chat on Discord and asked them to send feedback on a certain video.

The community called such an unusual coaching duo very interesting. T1 fans assumed that Polt would be responsible for team spirit and discipline, while LS would concentrate on drafting and training. Polt played on the professional StarCraft II stage for several years and was considered one of the strongest Korean esports players in international tournaments. He is fluent in English and will help LS connect with the players to create the necessary team chemistry.

LS also has a wealth of coaching experience and has already worked with teams from LCK. In particular, he was a mentor for bbq Olivers for about six months. De Cesar has dual citizenship and has long lived in South Korea.

On November 1, the T1 management announced changes in the League of Legends team’s coaching staff. Mentor Lim Comet Hye Sun and analyst Gary Tolki Milaret, who have worked at the club since December 2019, have left the team.

Will Demon’s Souls get harder? Developers shared information about the remake

The authors of the remake of Demon’s Souls released a new trailer, which showed several types of enemies, as well as a battle with one of the bosses — a Steel spider. The video was posted on YouTube.

The developers said that the remake will eliminate most of the bugs, but some funny bugs will be left as Easter eggs. For the game, they will rewrite the voice acting with actors from the original, as well as add a photo mode and the ability to “store characters in the Nexus”. The developers noted that gamers will not be able to change the difficulty level during the passage. In addition, the remake will reduce the number of medicinal herbs that the hero can carry with him.

A remake of Demon’s Souls will be available on the PlayStation 5 release. The original game was released in 2009 exclusively on the PS3. The title received mostly laudatory reviews from the media and players: the average score from the press on the review aggregator Metacritic is 89 out of 100, and from users-8.8 out of 10.

Circulation of the remake of Resident Evil 3 reached 3 million copies-Capcom presented a financial report

Capcom has sold more than 3 million copies of the Resident Evil 3 remake. the company announced this in its financial report for the period from April to September 2020. She noted that this segment was the best in the history of Capcom.

The report also indicates that from April to September, Monster Hunter: World reached the mark of 16.4 million copies sold, and the company’s total revenue increased by 12.8%, amounting to approximately $404 million. In total, Capcom sold about 13.8 million games — 11.4 million of them came from digital editions.

Earlier, the financial report was published by Sony. From it, it became known that from July to September 2020, the company shipped 1.5 million PlayStation 4 consoles. This result is 1.3 million less than in the same period in 2019.

CS:GO on Twitch overtook the popularity of FIFA 21 at the end of the week — Dota 2 did not get into the top 10

CS:GO rose one place in the list of the most viewed categories on Twitch for the week of October 13-19. Viewers spent more than 11.3 million hours on the Valve shooter broadcasts. Statistics were provided by the Esports Charts portal.

The top five positions in the rating remained unchanged. The “Communication” category remained the leader on Twitch — it collected more than 38 million viewing hours in a week. This is followed by League of Legends, Among Us, Fortnite And Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The biggest increase for the week was shown by the Special Events category, which rose by 56 positions at once. FIFA 21 dropped three places in the rating — EA’s football simulator took the ninth place.

The performer of the role of Abby’s father in The Last of Us Part II returned to work on motion capture

Derek Phillips, who played Abby’s father in The Last of Us Part II, posted a photo in a motion-capture suit. The actor shared the image on Twitter.

GamesRadar journalists have put forward the theory that Phillips may participate in the filming for the story Supplement to The sequel The Last of Us, which will focus on Abby’s past. Neil Druckmann, the game’s writer and producer, gave the tweet a like, which also became a field for speculation.

In addition to playing Abby’s father, Phillips also participated in motion capture for games such as Dishonored and Life is Strange. It is premature to say that it is being filmed specifically for The Supplement to The Last of Us Part II.

The Last of Us Part II was released on June 19 exclusively on PlayStation 4. the average rating of the game on the review aggregator Metacritic is 93 points out of 100 From the press and 5.6 points out of 10 from users.

GODSENT left the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 playoffs

GODSENT lost to Sprout in the lower bracket of the DreamHack Open Fall 2020 CS:GO. The match ended with a score of 1:2 — 7:16 on Vertigo, 16:9 on Inferno and 9:16 on Nuke. Asger Farlig Jensen’s team left the play-offs of the tournament. She will continue to compete in the 9-12 places grid for the right to take the highest position and get more RMR points.

Sprout advanced to the next round of the playoffs. on October 22, at 17:30 Moscow time, the team from Germany will compete with the best of the pair North — Heroic.

DreamHack Open Fall 2020 runs online from October 15 to 25. Teams play a prize pool of $115 thousand.

Dota 2 files found mention of Diretide 2020 awards

A Dota 2 player found a new mention of the Diretide 2020 mode in the game files. This time, the user found lines of code associated with the event’s rewards page. He announced this on reddit.

Valve has not officially announced Diretide 2020, but earlier in the files “DotA” already found related lines of code. Then users also found a mention of candy. In previous Diretide events, Users had to collect sweets to win a match — items reduced the owner’s health.

Previously, the developers held a Dota 2 summer event “Aganim’s Labyrinth”. In it, players were asked to go through rooms with different opponents. The event also included a competitive mode that was activated once a week.

Xbox Chapter: “You will see for yourself that the Series S will sell better».

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer said that the Series S can become the best-selling console of the new generation. In his opinion, voiced in an interview with Kotaku, the low price will be a decisive factor for the consumer.

Head Of Xbox Phil Spencer:
“I think that during the Christmas season we will sell all the consoles that we can ship. I believe that the demand for pre-orders will exceed the supply. As for our confrontation with the PlayStation, I think that the first time the market share will be most affected by the volume of deliveries. And then, according to our forecasts, the price will be crucial, and you will see that the Series S will sell better than the Series X.

The author of the updated Cache released an improved version of the map in CS:GO

Artist and level designer Sean FMPONE Snelling updated de_cache for CS:GO. The improved map is currently only available in the Steam workshop — when the changes will be applied to the official version of the location, it is not reported.

In a tweet, FMPONE said that it removed unnecessary details of the environment from the map, and also generally improved the visual component of Cache to make it more pleasant to look at. Valve usually introduces major location updates to the main CS client:GO a few days later.

The redesigned Cache appeared in the shooter on October 18, 2019 and became available for playing in all official modes. Before that, in March of the same year, the map was removed from the competition mappul — instead of it, Vertigo was used in tournaments.

The developers of the NieR Replicant remaster showed landscapes, characters and creatures from the game

The authors of the remaster NieR Replicant presented screenshots showing the protagonists, their opponents, and landscapes from the game world. Images posted on Twitter.

On September 24, Square Enix announced that the release of NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… — under this name, a remaster will be released — is scheduled for April 24, 2021. The game will be available to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users. Whether the title will get an update for the next generation of consoles is unknown.

The original NieR Replicant was released in 2010. The remaster is developed by Toylogic Studio together with the authors of the previous parts of the series. Earlier it was reported that the creators of the title plan to record a new voice acting.

From DualShock 4 made a steering wheel for playing flight simulators

Blogger Akaki Kuumeri made a steering wheel from DualShock 4 and handles printed on a 3D printer. He shared the result of his work in a video on YouTube.

The blogger showed the development process of the device, as well as the gameplay in Microsoft Flight Simulator and Star Wars: Squadrons using a self-created steering wheel. Handle models are available for download.

DualShock 4 is a wireless controller of the DualShock family, compatible with the PlayStation 4 and partially with the PlayStation 3. Sony did not make separate controllers for flight simulators on the PS4. These devices can only be purchased from third-party manufacturers.

In Ghost of Tsushima, you will be able to pet dogs

On October 16, Ghost of Tsushima will release an update that will add the ability to pet dogs, as well as make them your allies. This was told by the developers of the title.

The new feature will be available with the Charm of Canine Recruitment charm in “New game+” mode. In it, the user will start the path in the open world soon after the first encounter with Hotun Khan, saving all the accumulated equipment, equipment and items. In the Legends co-op mode, which will be available from October 16, you can also pet a Ghost dog.

Ghost of Tsushima was released on July 17, 2020 exclusively for the PlayStation 4. the Game tells the story of Jin Sakai, a samurai who resists the capture of Tsushima island by the Mongols.

Silent Hill 4 is now available in GOG

Online store GOG together with Konami re-released Silent Hill 4: The Room on PC. The game is available for purchase for ₽299. News about the possible release of the title appeared earlier.

Silent Hill 4 — the last part of the series, which was developed by Team Silent. In the story, an ordinary guy, Henry Townsend, is locked in his own apartment with no way to get out. Everything changes when a hole appears in his bathroom that leads to other spaces.

Silent Hill 4 was originally released on PS2, Xbox, and PC in 2004. Before the introduction of GOG, there was no legal way for PLAYERS to get a game without having a physical copy. Whether other parts of the series will be re — released is currently unknown. Konami previously released the first two parts of Metal Gear Solid and the original Metal Gear in GOG.

ESL has updated the ranking of teams in Dota 2 NAVI were the best team in the CIS

ESL has published an updated rating of the best Dota 2 teams. Natus Vincere has risen by ten positions And is in seventh place — this is the highest indicator among all teams from the CIS.

The first five positions of the rating remained unchanged. Team Secret kept the lead in the table, while Nigma and OG took second and third places, respectively. Completing the top five teams are Alliance and Team Liquid.

VP.Prodigy has moved up one position and is now ranked eighth. HellRaisers rounded out the top 20, while other bands from the CIS did not make the top twenty.

The next tournament that will affect the position of teams in the ranking will be ESL One Germany 2020 — Online. The championship will be held from October 5 to November 1.

Virtual band K/DA from League of Legends has announced a new EP

Virtual K-pop group K/DA from League of Legends revealed the first details of the new mini-album. The EP was named All Out. The album will be released on November 6.

In the near future, the virtual band will also announce the list of songs for the mini-album and name the musicians who participated in the creation of the EP.

Virtual K-pop group K/DA from League of Legends revealed the first details of the new mini-album. The EP was titled All Out. The album will be released on November 6.

In the near future, the virtual band will also announce a list of songs for the mini-album and name the musicians who participated in the creation of the EP.

Sony apologizes for confusion with PlayStation 5 pre-orders

Sony has issued a formal apology to potential buyers for poor organization started pre-orders for the PlayStation 5. The company promised to increase the number of consoles available at retailers in the coming days.

Sony:
“Let’s be honest: pre-ordering the PS5 could have been a lot more comfortable. We sincerely apologize.

In the coming days, we will release more PS5 consoles available for pre — order-retailers will share details about this. The number of available ps5s will also be increased by the end of the year.”

The PlayStation 5 will go on sale on November 19 worldwide and November 12 in selected countries. Pre-orders of new-generation consoles became available on September 18, and in the first day Russian retailers managed to exhaust their quotas.

One thousand and one bugs-the authors of Marvel’s Avengers released a major update

Crystal Dynamics Studio has introduced a V1.3.0 patch that fixes more than a thousand issues found in Marvel’s Avengers. The team announced this on the official Square Enix website.

Information about existing bugs was collected within two weeks. As part of the first global update, matchmaking was improved, and errors in the combat system, tests, equipment, and rewards were fixed. In addition, the user interface has been improved and problems with animation have been fixed.

The developers said that they will continue to work on improving their product. To do this, they asked for help from users: they can leave comments about the game in the patch discussion thread on reddit.

Marvel’s Avengers was released on September 4. The game was released on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. Later versions are planned to be released on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.