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Will a new Simpsons game be announced at E3 2019?

Published: 27/May/2019 11:25 Updated: 27/May/2019 17:09

by David Purcell

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The Simpsons have revealed that they will be hosting a panel at E3 2019, sparking speculation that a brand new video game based around the popular television series could very much be in the works. 

The announcement of their inclusion at the annual trade fair was made on May 24, just a few months short of 16 years after Simpsons Hit & Run first launched in September 2003. 

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Now, it’s definitely a long shot to suggest that the panel will be about this game getting a remaster or a sequel, there are a number of different opportunities on the table for The Simpsons in the video game industry – one of which could be revealed by their team during the event. 

Vivendi GamesSimpsons Hit and Run was an iconic title.

The news was first posted on the official E3 Twitter account, stating that the writers and producers of The Simpsons will take to E3 on its opening day, June 11. 

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Many fans of the show, and its previous video games, responded with their hopes of a brand new Hit & Run title, but other possibilities – if there is to be a video game announcement – could also include another venture into the mobile gaming market, a Virtual Springfield remake, among other things. 

The options are endless at this stage and we await further details on the specifics, but the show has clearly shown an interest in gaming, and esports, in recent times. 

An episode of the show that aired on March 17, called ‘E my Sports’, was focused solely around esports and League of Legends. 

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The Simpsons’ co-executive producer Rob LaZebnik admitted that the reason behind the creation of the episode was the popularity of esports, which could pave the way for the show to announce their latest gaming venture at E3. 

We’ll update this article with further details as and when they are made available to us. Will we get a new game? We’ll have to wait and see. 

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Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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