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For Honor’s Tournament is an Embarrasment; Ubisoft learned NOTHING

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Remember For Honor? That game that got a lot of flak and lost 95% of its playerbase? (Only not really because Ubisoft said so.) Well, it just so happens that there has been a tournament hosted by Ubisoft for the game. You know, to drive up interest in the game and such. However, For Honor players met with an embarrassing experience that was plagued by exploits and cheaters.

The disaster waiting to happen in the Season 3 Tournament

Let’s start with something simple, one tactic on a particular hero (Raider) is so effective that there’s essentially nothing one can do to counteract it (regardless of character.). Surprise surprise, there was a lot of players and matches who used said tactic.

How about game breaking bugs that are altering players’ flow in the game? One of the biggest instances being when a player lost a match due to a bug. Here, a player is repelled from a grapple attempt and falls down, a bug which occurs on inclined terrain, and certainly can be used against other players.

And to top it all off, the biggest failure of them all. The winner of the whole thing admitted to use an exploit called “Unlock Tech”. This is a technique that changes certain properties of the abilities and moves in the game if preformed at particular times (for instance, it can make certain attacks bypass one’s block, or make attacks faster, etc.). It doesn’t help with the creative director giving the guy a thumbs up in this clip.

This blatantly shows how much Ubisoft has learned from their mistakes on the game. Or rather, how they have learned NOTHING in regards of a competitive game. People are questioning a lot of the changes made to heroes in Overwatch and Ubisoft thinks they can get away scot free with their buggy gameplay and overpowered heroes?

Community and Outsider backlash. When are you fixing this?

The community is downright embarrassed about this as well. Since these issues have been discussed since even before the tournament began. For Honor is theoretically supposed to be a fighting game, but this tournament has potentially shown to thousands of people just how thin the game is when it comes to prize money, fame and glory.

I mean, who can blame the contestants? They have a very easy access to a win and they have to use it. It’s not like it’s their fault for not using a way to win. However, that means I’m placing everything on Ubisoft. Because these issues should’ve been dealt with from the beginning. The stupid game already has enough of a bad press (I didn’t even touch it and I’m glad I dodged that bullet). And they want to keep pretending like they aren’t losing players? I’m sorry, but that’s not how this works. Fix your game Ubisoft.

I always wanted to be a journalist who listens. The Voice of the Unspoken and someone heavily involved in the gaming community. From playing as a leader of a competitive multi-branch team to organizing tournaments for the competitive scene to being involved in a lot of gaming communities. I want to keep moving forward as a journalist.

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EA and Square Enix Encounter Leap Year Issues

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For individuals who may not recall, the Year 2000 Problem, commonly referred to as the Y2K scare, was a thrilling period of chaos experienced in the late 90s. There was widespread concern about a potential catastrophic computing disaster due to discrepancies in dating systems. Today, we had the opportunity to experience some unexpected events as EA and Square Enix faced technical difficulties due to the leap year, causing their games to be temporarily unplayable.

Players of EA’s Sports WRC encountered a problem on the 29th where they couldn’t start the game because of a timezone glitch. The issue was promptly fixed, but users had to adjust their system settings for the next day to play. Meanwhile, Square Enix is facing challenges, with the problem only impacting Nintendo players and not PlayStation users. The Theatrythm Final Bar Line failing to start up ruined the release of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

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It seems like these problems have been addressed based on our observations, highlighting how minor details can surprise you unexpectedly. Were there any scheduling conflicts related to the leap year? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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New Heavy Armor Appears to be on the Way with Helldivers 2 Mech Gameplay Leaks

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In Helldivers 2, players will find themselves in need of additional firepower to spread freedom across the galaxy. Arrowhead Game Studios announced that armored mechs will be included in the game for free shortly after its release. Leaked gameplay footage on social media suggests that heavy armor support is on its way.

IGN showcased a few clips, with the first one being shared by Redditor fozzye18, featuring a Helldiver piloting a mech equipped with what appears to be twin-linked autocannons. It’s important to note that in another clip shared by Redditor Klyka, we witness a mech equipped with a gatling gun and rockets, hinting at the possibility of various strategy versions for these machines.

A clip from TikTok ponders the possibility of a different outcome at the famous Malevelon Creek, where the Helldivers community faced a significant defeat against the Socialist Automatons.

Mechs… enjoy
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More mech….enjoy
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Any idea when these much-needed mechs will make their way to the battlefield? What armament configurations would you prefer to see? Feel free to suggest a flamethrower-armed melee assault variant in the comments. segment provided

 

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Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown will mandate an internet connection on the PS5

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To fully experience Nacon’s upcoming social racer Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown, an Internet connection is required. The new trailer reveals the off-road areas of Hong Kong Island, highlighting the diverse experiences offered in the upcoming game. It also emphasizes the MMO features that have been integral to the franchise.

“While driving, there are always other players surrounding you, which brings the city to life,” a press release discloses. “In Test Drive Unlimited, players can immerse themselves in the world of cars through interactions at dealerships and workshops, discussing future purchases, dream cars, and customization options.”

Undoubtedly, there is a trade-off with the need for a constant online connection to support various social features such as leaderboards, races, inventories, moderation, live events, anti-cheat measures, and the overall game experience. You need an Internet connection to play Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown.

As expected for an online-focused game, players will need to rely on Nacon’s servers and PSN.

Nevertheless, it appears that the racing game is making significant progress. In a recent development update, the team highlighted their ongoing efforts to enhance the particle effects for off-road gameplay. They are currently facing challenges in recreating the expansive dust clouds seen in their WRC games within a shared-world sandbox environment. “We are currently in the process of integrating and optimizing these effects,” it concedes. “It is a crucial aspect of off-road immersion, yet it also demands a lot of resources and performance.”

It appears that the game is nearing its final stages. The team is taking their time to guarantee that Test Drive Unlimited: Solar Crown provides a seamless, stable, and enjoyable experience for players. It has been brought to our attention that we need to ensure the game meets your expectations before release. We are currently focused on improving various aspects, such as enhancing server stability and optimizing the game’s performance.

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