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As Epic Games’ Fortnite Rises in Popularity, Paragon Closes Its Doors

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Success comes at a price. The price for the success of Epic Games’ Fortnite is Paragon, which will shut down on April 26th.

Yesterday,  Paragon‘s developers released the following statement:

It’s with heavy hearts we’ve decided to close down Paragon.

We truly appreciate everything you’ve put into Paragon. We received many passionate ideas for where to take the game; the outpouring of thoughtful suggestions is another testament to this incredible community.

After careful consideration, and many difficult internal debates, we feel there isn’t a clear path for us to grow Paragon into a MOBA that retains enough players to be sustainable.

We didn’t execute well enough to deliver on the promise of Paragon. We have failed you — despite the team’s incredibly hard work — and we’re sorry.

This news comes a little over a week after Epic Games created a reddit thread stating that progress on the game’s updates was slowing down partially because numerous team members had started working on Fortnite, as it had “grown far large than anything in Epic’s past.” This statement, understandably, shook many gamers’ confidence in the long term viability of Paragon. While the MOBA genre has seen many games come and go, usually the short-lived games were the ones that didn’t try shake up the standard MOBA formula. Paragon adopted the same third-person perspective as SMITE, another popular MOBA, and added in verticality, a feature completely absent from any other MOBA. While the game didn’t become as popular as Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm or Riot Games’ League of Legends, it still maintained a dedicated fan base, which is more than can be said of plenty of other failed MOBAs. Still, players were able to read between the lines and took the thread for what it was: an announcement that Paragon would sooner rather than later shut down. However, nobody could have predicted how much sooner that would be.

Paragon isn’t the only game on the chopping block, though. Gamers are also rightfully worried about Epic Games’ other competitive multiplayer game, Unreal Tournament. Many of Unreal Tournament‘s developers worked on the Battle Royale mode for Fortnite that was designed to cash in on the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This mode is partially why Fortnite became large enough to require the talents of Paragon‘s developers, which in turn led to the closure of the game. While we have not heard any news yet from the Unreal Tournament team, gamers are now actively patrolling the Unreal Tournament reddit page and forums for any closure announcements.

Gamers who purchased anything for Paragon are eligible for a refund. Moreover, while the game won’t close until April 26th, they should expect drops in matchmaking times and quality. Although, perhaps this news will inspire many gamers to play Paragon, if only to give it one last hurrah and let it end with a bang.

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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Sushi Ben Seems Like a Fantastic PSVR2-Based Manga Experience

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Immersing oneself in realistic worlds using the impressive capabilities of Sony’s PSVR2 headset is undeniably fantastic. However, there are instances where stylized visuals can prove to be more effective. Sushi Ben seems to have a good grasp on the concept of delivering a manga-inspired world, which will be available starting on May 28th. This lively release from Big Brane offers a delightful collection of mini-games, allowing players to immerse themselves in the charming atmosphere of a coastal town.

In order to prevent the local sushi bar from going out of business, you’ll have to lend a hand to the local townsfolk and engage in a range of activities to boost trade. As one would anticipate, fishing is the main focus as you embark on angling adventures to catch various types of fish in order to satisfy your customers’ desires.

And that’s not all! There is a wide array of activities to immerse yourself in, such as table tennis, bug-catching, dog walking, archery, and more. Each of these experiences fully utilizes the innovative motion-controlled gameplay that is exclusive to PSVR2. The manga art style in this game is truly impressive, featuring dynamic pop-up comic book panels and other visually stunning elements.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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