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Rainbow Six Siege Plans to Have At Least 100 Operators

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Rainbow Six Siege developers, fresh from the release of three new playable Operators from Operation Blood Orchid, have said that they plan to have at least 100 Operators within the life of the game. With 33 current Operators, 8 of which being added in year one alone, the game can expect to be around for at least another 8 years– but brand director Alexandre Remy says why stop there?

In an interview with PC Gamer, Remy spoke on the recent success on Siege and it’s rocky start. The game was impressive at launch, but it came with only 21 Operators and was riddled with various bugs in both the gameplay itself and the matchmaking system. Through a series of patches the game slowly improved, and after Operation Health (an entire season’s worth of patches and updates) which Remy described as “a big statement in the sense that we are clearly saying that quality of service, the quality of the game comes first,” Rainbow Six Siege grew its player base to over 20 million players, 2.5 million of which are active every day. Remy continued: “This is why we had to postpone the seasonal content that we usually roll out: to make space and prioritise online improvements, to employ a new content strategy where we put featured content on test servers and then, when it’s ready, deploy it to other platforms.”

With the effort and resources Ubisoft and the developer team has put into the game, Siege is definitely here to stay. “Oh yeah, we are looking at developing the game with 100 Operators—I’ll let you do the math and work out how many years that does,” Remy stated. He added: “There’s no reason for us to stop there.” This is a bold vision for a game that launched to such a shaky start– but at the rate it’s going now, Siege looks like it can’t be stopped.One has to wonder at how 100 different Operators can make a unique impact on the game– four of the last five have all had some sort of deployable device that stuns and/or disorients enemy players. With an ever growing and vibrant community, as well as a committed developer team, Ubisoft should have no problem changing the game up ever few months with the addition of a pair of new Operators.

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Google engineers successfully hacked the PS Portal to run emulated PSP games

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After about a month of work, a couple of Google employees have successfully hacked the PS Portal, PlayStation’s handheld streaming solution. Their project is not set for public release anytime soon, but the hack is purely software-based, eliminating the need for hardware exploitation.

Andy Nguyen, a cloud vulnerability researcher, and Calle Svensson, a security engineer, shared their latest project on Twitter. They successfully ran the PSP emulator PPSSPP on the PS Portal. They presented the 2005 PSP classic Grand Theft Auto: Liberty Stories.

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As a wireless streaming device, the idea of playing games on the PS Portal without a PS5 providing the power was considered impossible. It’s quite surprising how quickly Nguyen and Svensson have overcome this initial hurdle. It remains to be seen where their efforts will take them, but we will definitely keep an eye on their progress. Nguyen expressed that there is still a lot of work left to do.

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Lady Gaga reveals collaboration with Fortnite for upcoming festival and addresses typo

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Lady Gaga, also known as Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has teased an upcoming collaboration with Fortnite Festival set to be unveiled soon. More pertinent to our specific attention to detail, Gaga has also admitted to a mistake made around four years ago, indicating her keen awareness of the franchise’s significant value.

Gaga shared a mesmerizing picture of her character in Fortnite and also retweeted a post from 2019 where she asked her fans, “What’s fortnight?”. She finally got the chance to correctly spell the title of the game, allowing us to breathe a sigh of relief after waiting anxiously.

Lady Gaga will be teaming up with other top celebrities to maximize their presence on the Fortnite platform. Travis Scott once hosted a live concert in Battle Royale a couple of years ago, while the Weeknd just premiered the music video for the song “Popular” at the Fortnite Festival.

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Reflecting on Street Fighter 5’s tumultuous launch, Capcom looks back eight years later

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For those who may not recall, nearly eight years ago today, Street Fighter 5 was released in 2016 in a rather incomplete state. The content available was impressive initially, but the limited number of characters and lack of single-player game modes stood out. Capcom expresses regret for the entire situation, offering apologies years later for having “betrayed” players’ expectations.

On SF5’s eighth anniversary, the developers must be feeling nostalgic. They recently posted a Japanese-language tweet looking back on the mistakes made and the challenges that were eventually overcome. The number of playable characters has grown to 45, and the game has seen various enhancements, including the introduction of new abilities such as V Skills/Trigger II and V Shift. Even now, hundreds of thousands of players still choose to play this game instead of the newer Street Fighter 6.
Have you had the chance to try out Street Fighter 5 since it was first released? What do you recall about the game’s reception? Take a trip down memory lane in the comments section below.

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