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Tencent’s Response to PUBG, Europa has a New Trailer

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Tencent’s choices are nothing short of odd considering their outlook on the gaming industry. For one, they want to make Snapchat a gaming platform and for another, they want to jump into the Battle Royale bandwagon. As such, Tencent Games, the subsidiary of the telecommunications giant, has shown their entry into the genre, Europa.

In addition to pushing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in China and releasing a mobile game. Tencent also intends to compete with Bluehole Studio and Epic Games with this game on the PC as well. The game will be using Tencent’s Quicksilver X engine developed for high end PC’s and has a Steam Store page.

Now, we have a trailer that will show the game’s capabilities on PC. Night vision goggles, gliders, armored cars, and similar seem to be the focus of the trailer. We also look at elements such as destructible environments, cover spots, and some interactive set pieces.

Currently, a look at Europa’s Steam page suggests the game is being developed with a Chinese market in mind, as descriptions for the game are all in Chinese and other languages are apparently not supported. In other words, we probably won’t see a worldwide release of the game, at the very least for now.

A translation of the game’s description says that Europa is “a web-based multiplayer shooting game using cutting-edge virtual reality technology. The first stage of the game modeled a huge, isolated island, capable of hosting nearly 100 players.”

Once again, this was made clear by our favorite analyst from Nyko partners, Daniel Ahmad. Who posted a tweet talking about the upcoming Battle Royale developed by Tencent:

The game is set to release around 2018, but according to PCGamesN, there has been public testing in the works already. Any such tests may be China-only for the foreseeable future, however, it’s not strange to think that we’ll probably see an attempt to have this game internationally.

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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