Allkeyshop TV News 18 March (Recap)
Overwatch League will Hold Matches in Players’ Home Cities Starting 2020
Overwatch League commissioner Nate Nanzer has announced that Overwatch League teams will get the chance to play in their home cities starting in 2020. Last year’s regular matches were held entirely at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles, while the finals took place in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Next year, players will have to travel a lot as Blizzard takes the league on the road. The announcement was probably made this early so players have the chance to take care of possible passport and visa issues.
Kid Goku from GT might be the Next Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC Character
Another version of Goku might be coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ soon. Japanese blog ryokutya2089 says that the March issue of V-Jump will reveal that Kid Goku from Dragon Ball GT will be the next paid DLC character. However, Dragon Ball GT is no longer considered canon. The latest series, Dragon Ball Super, continues off from Dragon Ball Z and completely ignores GT, so players find it questionable that Kid Goku would be taken from GT instead of the original Dragon Ball.
Dead or Alive 6 Core Fighters is a Free Lite Version with Only 4 Characters
To nobody’s surprise, Koei Tecmo has launched a free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 6 called Dead or Alive 6 Core Fighters. This version is a great way to sample the gameplay without having to shell out cash up front. This is sort of a lite version though and features only four fighters — Kasumi, Hitomi, Diego and Bass. It also only offers limited access to the story mode. The good news is that it does give access to Training, Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Quest and even online ranked battles.
Hello Games Teases Beyond Update for No Man’s Sky
Hello Games has released a new teaser for the upcoming “Beyond” update coming to No Man’s Sky this summer. The teaser shows next to nothing, but it does hype up the changes coming to the game. Hello Games previously planned to release three big features separately but has since decided to combine them into one massive expansion. One feature is meant to make it easier for a player to meet up and play together in-game. Beyond will be free to everyone who owns the game.
PlayStation Store Holding Sale Featuring Hundreds of Discounted Titles
The PlayStation Store is holding a big sale on games with hundreds of discounted titles for PS4, PS3, PS Vita, PSP, and PS VR. Some of the best deals include titles such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Red Dead Redemption 2, Persona 5 Dancing in Starlight, The Last Guardian, and The Witcher 3. Year-long PlayStation Network subscriptions are also heavily discounted at the moment. The sale is live now and will last until 3 PM GMT or 4 PM CET on March 29th.
Jump Pads are Popping Up in Apex Legends
Jump pads have been appearing in Apex Legends recently. They seem to pop up around Market, an area found in the middle of the map that’s saturated with loot. This area is highly-contested even at the start of the match and seems like the perfect location to put something the devs would want the players to notice. Some are speculating that the jump pads are Octane’s ultimate ability and that Respawn is doing this to tease the new character to players.
Daedelic Entertainment Reveals Co-op RTS A Year of Rain
Daedelic Entertainment has branched out to the world of strategy games, as they announce their first-ever co-op RTS, A Year of Rain. The game is also reportedly esports-ready as it features a league system, leaderboards, competitive seasons, an observer mode, and replays. There’s also a 2-versus-2 skirmish mode that’s being designed specifically for competitive matches. Every mission in the game is played in co-op, so you’ll need a buddy to do that. A Year of Rain is scheduled for release this year.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite Coming for Free on the PS4
The latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump reveals that Bandai Namco is releasing Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite this month, and it’s coming exclusively to the Playstation4. The game will arrive on March 20th in Japan. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite will let players check out the starting part of the game’s story. They’ll also get to try out Parallel Quests. This version also features a Photo Mode, online battles, and My Raids. There’s no word whether the game will come to other platforms.
Jump Force’s First DLC Character Revealed
Bandai Namco has revealed the first DLC character for Jump Force. The character is Seto Kaiba, who’s part of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. He will be coming to the game in May alongside two other unknown characters plus avatar costumes and skills. The paid DLC will also come with Online Link Mission, Raid Boss Event, and the new World Tournament Stage. Seto Kaiba first made an appearance in Yu-Gi-Oh!’s first episode and acted as a rival to Yugi Moto.
For Honor’s Black Prior’s Riposte Event Kicks Off
For Honor’s first Year 3 seasonal event has kicked off! From March 14th until the 28th, players can take part in the Black Prior’s Riposte event. This is available in all platforms. For the duration of this event, players can also play a limited-time game mode as well as earn exclusive rewards. There are thematic daily orders for these two weeks the event is running. Players who also own the Marching Fire expansion will be able to participate in weekly quests in Arcade Mode.
Competitive Multiplayer Shooter “Drone Strike Force” Announced
Odisi Games has announced that players can now sign-up for Drone Strike Force’s closed PC beta. The announcement came with a short trailer and some screenshots that wonderfully represent some interesting elements players can expect in the game. According to David Fridman, founder of Odisi Games “Drone Strike Force challenges the standards of online shooters with truly three-dimensional gameplay for competitive, skill-based action that makes full use of the vertical axis.”
The Horus Heresy: Legions Release Date Revealed
Everguild Limited recently announced that The Horus Heresy: Legions is coming to PC through Steam on March 28, 2019. This comes as good news to gamers because aside from having some really cool features, the game is free-to-play. Some features include: having over 45 playable Warlords to collect, 600+ unique cards, 10 Legiones Astartes and 3 neutral factions. Another very noteworthy feature is that the game offers cross-play among PC and mobile players.
Population Zero Gets a New Update
After Population Zero’s March 16 alpha playtest, the developers will begin working on the 05.03 update. Said update will feature a new Biome, quests, revamped combat system and both English and Russian localizations among many other accenting features. Players can also expect the in-game creatures to receive significant changes. The developer is imploring you to visit the game’s official website and sign-up to be a part of the Alpha.
Anthem’s Latest Update Brings Adjustment to Grandmaster Loot Drops
BioWare has officially increased Anthem’s rate of masterwork and legendary drops. The drop rates have also been increased for harder enemies at all difficulty levels. Said levels include the Legendary Titan, Epic Titan, Legendary Fury, Legendary Acid Ursix, and Legendary Luminary Elder. The beauty about this update is that it is server-sided, this means that no downloads or patches will be necessary to see these changes take effect.
Halo: Master Chief Collection Has No Release Date Yet
Microsoft finally confirmed that the Halo Master Chief Collection will be coming to PC. The said collection includes the Xbox One remaster and re-release of all the Halo FPS games, barring Halo 5: Guardians and Halo Reach. After that said announcement was made, fans hand many questions but the common denominator was, “What is the release date?” Community manager Brian Jarrard responded to the preceding question saying “it will be ready when it is ready.”
Steam Changes Review Score Policies in Light of Review Bombs
Steam has received a new change that ensures off-topic review bombs no longer count towards a game’s Review Score. Now when the team at Valve notices a sudden influx of negative reviews, an investigation will ensue. Should the team uncover a multitude of unrelated reviews, they will not count toward the review score. This is a welcomed change as there were causes in which the reviews hadn’t much to do with the game’s quality but were negative, therefore skewing the actual score.
Total War: Three Kingdoms System Requirements Revealed
SEGA and Creative Assembly have officially revealed the PC system requirements for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS. The developer confirmed that THREE KINGDOMS will not support Crossfire or SLI systems. The minimum spec requirements are: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.00Ghz with 4GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti or AMD Radeon HD 7850 graphics card. The recommended specs are: Intel i5-6600, Ryzen 5 2600X, 8GB Ram, Video Card: GTX 970 and R9 Fury X 4GB VRAM .
Devs Can Now Sell Games Directly From Their Discord Servers
Discord Recently received an update that enables developers to directly sell games to players directly through their own Discord chat servers. The change that will allow them to “avoid the friction and cost of a traditional storefront by selling directly to their community” said the company. Discord continued to say that “the move will let devs easily manage alpha and beta tests by only inviting specific users to the store channel.”
Players Want Anthem’s Loot Bug Back
Earlier this month, a bug in Anthem allowed players to acquire more than the usual amount of Masterwork and Legendary items. This was OK with players, but not with the devs. As a result, BioWare released a patch to fix this bug and also to bring in fixes to other issues, but players have been clamoring for them to leave it as now it’s back to grinding for them.
Vehicle Battle Royale “Notmycar” to Launch on Steam Next Month
NMC Studios is elated to announce that their vehicular battle royale game named Notmycar, will release on April 5, 2019. In this game you will drop from a plane onto an island, then race around to acquire weapons and gear. At all permissible cost, you must become the sole survivor as the playable area shrinks. The obvious difference between this game and others in the genre is the fact that you play as a car. Get ready to become a “roaming weapon of destruction”.
EA Opens eSports Broadcast Studio
EA has officially cut the ribbon on their ‘multi-million dollar’ eSports broadcast studio. This new studio represents a hefty investment in the burgeoning eSports industry, and also highlights the long-term appeal of competitive gaming. The studio is has a stage, audience seating and a laid-back players lounge, which has been designed to mirror a New York loft. The entire development has more than 60 screens and monitors, multiple spectator cameras and much more.