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5 most anticipated games on show at E3 2019

Published: 4/Jun/2019 15:45 Updated: 4/Jun/2019 16:17

by Paul Cot

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The annual E3 trade show is like Christmas for many video game fans as they gear up for announcements about consoles, new games, and just about everything else you can imagine. With E3 2019 right around the corner, here are five games that could blow everyone away this year.

5. Doom Eternal

The sequel to Doom (or Doom 4) was first teased at E3 2018. It wasn’t until Quakecon, three months later, that we got to see some gameplay. Following the reveal of ultra-smooth, violent and arcade style gameplay, the hype for the next Doom sky-rocketed.

It has been three years since we last saw the unkillable Doom Slayer in action, which will appease fans much more than the 12 year wait between Doom 3 and 4.

The Doom Eternal showcase at E3 2019 should share more gameplay, what features we can expect from the game and most importantly we may finally get a release date.

4. Cyberpunk 2077

The futuristic role playing game is, as the name suggests, set in 2077. The setting for the game is Night City, California, and will be an open world format.

Following on from a 48 minute walkthrough video that was revealed at E3 2018, it has been confirmed that E3 2019 will show actual gameplay, albeit played by the developers.

Surprisingly to many, the original trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 was released all the way back in 2013. Thankfully, it is strongly suggested that E3 2019 will provide a release date – which is expected to be some time in 2021.

The game is developed by CD Projekt Red and will release on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

3. Pokemon Sword Shield

Pokemon’s newest game has been teased for a number of years now. The title of the second Pokemon game to appear on the Nintendo Switch was revealed to be Pokemon Sword and Shield in February 2019.

Since that reveal, no further information about the game has been provided. However, a Pokemon Direct has been confirmed for June 5 which has promised to reveal new details.

As this is a 15 minute long presentation, the details provided should be fairly substantial. New Pokemon, new features, and a release date could all be shared within the livestream.

How this will affect what is revealed at E3 2019 during Nintendo’s presentation remains to be seen.

2. Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite will serve as a sequel to the 2015 Halo 5: Guardians game. As it is published by Microsoft Studios, it will only be available on the PC and Xbox One.

The title was arguably the biggest shooting game in the early 2000s, but as the likes of Call of Duty, Battlefield, and more recently battle royale games such as Fortnite Battle Royale have come to prominence, the Halo series has taken somewhat of a back seat.

Nevertheless, there are still millions of hardcore Halo fans who will be desperately awaiting more news of the next Halo game after a wait of four years.

343 Industries, one of Halo’s developers, has been developing a new game engine called the Slipspace Engine. While little is known about it, Halo enthusiasts will be hoping it can bring the series back to the forefront of shooters once again.

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Whether you like it or not, when a brand new Call of Duty game is on the horizon, it is going to be in or around the number one spot. 

The brand new 2019 CoD game was revealed on May 30 and already has fans excited for the upcoming game. This excitement is arguably greater than previous years, not just because of the new game engine (which has been in development for over five years), but the reported brutality and realness of the campaign too. 

Black Ops 4 didn’t have a story mode, a decision which received a mixed response, but many fans will be hoping this year’s will more than make up for it.

However, now the attention turns to Modern Warfare’s multiplayer. Infinity Ward will be hosting a Coliseum Panel at the annual event, but what they will be talking about is unknown.

The likelihood is there won’t be anything too significant revealed, but gamers will remain optimistic that they will at least get some form of multiplayer information.

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World of Warcraft 22 October patch notes: Mage Nerfs & Demon Hunter fixes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 13:11

by Lauren Bergin

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The World of Warcraft 22 October Hotfixes sees some major changes to some of the game’s most popular classes alongside a host of other changes.

In the run-up to the highly anticipated release of the Shadowlands expansion, Blizzard have made several key updates to WoW Classic, as well as the Battle for Azaroth.

Between 14-22 October, there has been a range of different updates to the game, but some of the most important have been rolled out after 19 October. These changes include a whole host of alterations to some of the game’s most popular classes, items, quests, and bug fixes.

Blizzard EntertainmentNew adjustments have been made to several of the game’s most dominant classes.

Class Changes

Some of the main changes these Hotfixes will implement apply to the games major classes.

The healing classes of the the game have been given significant buffs, specifically the changes made to the Priest’s ‘Atonement’ to increase the healing lower level characters receive from the spell.Also, taking the Priest with you on “Blade of Twilight” lets the player return to Whispering Woods using the Tirisfal Camp Scroll.

Healers aren’t the only ones who have seen some positive changes. The Demon Hunter has also seen a revision of a bug which decreased armor when using Demon Spikes while buffed.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Mage class has seen significant nerfs, with “Arcane Pummelling” losing 40% of its damage per wave and Vision of Perfection no longer proccing Rune of Power.

Headgun Changes

Another significant change in this hotfix appears on the Tactical and Blink-Trigger Headguns, whose cooldown on-use effects have been increased significantly from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. This makes firing those bullets a lot harder, and you’ll have to use them much more sparingly.

Trick or Treat?

As Hallow’s End dominates the game, players will be pleased to hear that the Hallow’s End Candy Bucket in The Veiled Stair now appears in all phases, offering treats to any passers by whenever they need them!

All this and more has changed in the World of Warcraft universe, so take a look below for more details.


Other Notable Hotfixes:

Achievements

  • The Will of the Emperor encounter special ability, Opportunistic Strike, is obtainable once again for completing the achievement Show Me Your Moves!

Characters

  • The Character Transfer gold limit for characters level 40-49 has increased to 250,000 gold.

Class Changes

  • Death Knight
    • Unholy
      • The additional Shadow damage from Soul Reaper’s (Talent) explosion is now correctly affected by Mastery.
  • Druid
    • Balance
      • Damage caused by Starfall will break the caster out of stealth.
  • Priest
    • Shadow
      • Spiteful Apparitions (Azerite Trait) damage reduced by 34%.
      • Whispers of the Damned (Azerite Trait) Insanity generation reduced by 50%.
  • Warlock
    • General
        • Unstable Affliction’s damage dealt when it is dispelled has been reduced by 35%.

Dungeons and Raids

  • Ny’alotha, the Waking City
    • N’Zoth the Corruptor
      • Fixed an issue where Basher Tentacles would cast Void Lash more frequently on all difficulties.
    • Vexiona
      • Fixed an issue that occasionally caused Vexiona to not follow her target.
  • Utgarde Pinnacle
    • King Ymiron
      • Dark Slash now deals appropriate damage on Normal difficulty.

Items and Rewards

  • Many Burning Crusade gems have had their stats updated to the correct numbers.

Island Expeditions

  • Resolved an issue that prevented Azerite Extractors from functioning correctly.

Pet Battles

  • The Sun Darter Hatchling is obtainable once again. Happy hunting!

Player versus Player

  • Fixed an issue where some Gladiator mounts were not accessible across the account.
  • The Conquest limit has been increased and players can once again progress on their Weekly Conquest reward.

Quests

  • After completing “An End to Beginnings”, the instructions have been clarified on how to unlock the Timewalking Campaign for players that have already leveled a character before.
  • Players who are eligible to visit Nazjatar will no longer be prompted upon log in to start the quests, “The Warchief’s Order” or “The Wolf’s Offensive”. Instead, players can begin their journey to Nazjatar by starting the quest, “Send the Fleet”, by speaking to Nathanos or Genn Greymane.
  • Players who have started the Battle for Azeroth introduction are now able to complete “The Legion Returns” and any remaining Legion introduction content.
  • Nathanos is visible once again for Horde players to turn in “The Battle for Lordaeron”.
  • Fixed an issue where Alliance players were unable to pick up “Tides of War” from Hero’s Herald.
  • Reduced the difficulty of the enemies in the Alliance quest “Fairwind’s “Friends”’.
  • Sylvanas Windrunner should now be present in Grommash Hold if you have quests to turn in to her while you’re also in the middle of the Vulpera Allied Race questline. Shhh… Don’t tell Tyrande.
  • You’ll now be ported back onto the ship if you accidentally fall off during the Horde quest “Paint it Red” and Alliance quest “Unleash Hell”.