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Most of the news you will see is about wrapping up the year , along with the various award shows (which may or may not be good). We were lucky this week to get a slew of both pc and console announcements from the game award show that happened last Thrusday. Hope you will enjoy.
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December Forum Mafia Game #34 Sign-Ups
billy da bob made a start up thread for a mafia game with only 14 roster spots up for grabs. It is something that has a long history in fever and can be something to try away from the usual games.
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Microsoft is building its own Chromium browser to replace Edge
Microsoft Edge is the browser that was tasked with replacing Internet Explorer, one of the first and most used Web Browsers in the early Internet days. With only three years of life, Microsoft may retire Edge sooner than we expect…
From Internet Explorer to Edge
Believe it or not Internet explorer was once close to a monopoly in the browser scene. Released in 1995, during the ’00 of the new millennium Internet Explorer had a whopping 95% market share! Microsoft had started to bundle IE along its flagship product, Microsoft Windows, to leverage its predominant position. For years IE would come preinstalled without any real possibility to uninstall it. This tactic has allowed IE to reign without little to no competition for years, until Firefox started eroding its market, but that’s a story for another time.
Fast forward a couple of years, in 2015, Firefox and Chrome have taken over the once brilliant Internet Explorer, Microsoft needed something new.
A struggling browser in the age of ChromeThe decline of IE was unstoppable but Microsoft had created what was needed, a new browser engine (EdgeHTML) and most importantly a new browser: Edge.
Microsoft Edge, codename “Spartan”, was released in July 29, 2015, the same day as Windows 10 in which Edge was bundled, Microsoft’s good old tactic. Its ambition? To replace Internet Explorer, once popular now declining, and to take back what Firefox and Chrome had gained during th years: users.
In three years since its inception Edge hasn’t made a dent in the browser market share with a mere 4% market share. As the time of this article Internet Explorer 11 is estimated to be around 6%. Clearly Edge hasn’t lived up to the expectations.
Edge is retiring, a new Chromium browser?
While IE was steadily losing its turf to Firefox, a new player came up: Google Chrome. Created by Google in 2008, it is now the most used browser in the world, also thanks to the expanding smartphone market. As a matter of fact Google Chrome comes preinstalled on Android, the most popular operating system in the world (does it ring a bell?).
What many Chrome users are oblivious of is the fact that their browser is based off an open source browser: Chromium. Chromium was started by Google as the base for the proprietary Google Chrome. The Chromium browser with its rendering engine, Blink (a fork of WebKit) is now the base for many other minor browsers such as Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and many others.
Microsoft has repeatedly tried to convince Chrome users not to use Chrome with pop-ups and quizzes about what they like about it. Well, that is no more. Microsoft has been working on a new Chromium-based browser, and it will soon reveal more details about it. Codename “Anaheim” is tasked with the same kind of task assigned Edge, using a different approach.
A Chromium world
With the soon-to-be-announced departure of Microsoft Edge (and its engine, EdgeHTML), the browser market is terribly close to a monopoly where Chromium is the ruler.
The only real alternative is Firefox and its browser engine Gecko. Mozilla is also working on another, rust-based, browser engine: Servo. Although Servo will bring Firefox to a newer level of speed and security it is unlikely to reverse the current market share. Or is it?
In the first place, Firefox drew users away from Internet Explorer thanks to its speed. Chrome became the king of browsers, once again thanks to speed. Mozilla has released Firefox Quantum earlier this year, a new version of Firefox boasting, you’ve guessed it: speed. Although the browsing speed in Firefox Quantum has been increased a lot, it still hasn’t allowed Firefox to recover the fall it has experienced in these years.
A great danger associated with Chromium-based browsers being at the top (aside security concerns) is outlined in The Verge’s “Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6”. Back in the day IE6 was troublesome to deal with for web developers, and allowed plugins such as Adobe Flash Player to prosper much longer than they should have.
Magic: The Gathering tournaments, whether they're informal competitions at local game shops or large, formal affairs, have been an institution for years. And as announced at the 2018 Game Awards, those tournaments are now being brought into the esports arena with the reveal of Mythic Championship events and a pro league.
Magic: The Gathering has increasingly been digitized this year, with the development of Magic: The Gathering Arena, a new way to play the game online separate from the preexisting Magic: The Gathering Online. Arena is currently in open beta for PC users, with a full release planned for 2019. But even though awareness about Arena may benefit most from this reveal, this new esports structure won't just apply to the digital version of the game.
The prize pool is split evenly between two ways to play the game. The traditional tabletop game and Arena will each have a $5 million prize pool, with a total of 10 tournaments that begin with the Mythic Championship being held at next year's PAX East.
The Magic Pro League, meanwhile, will include the 32 top-ranked players in the world. Though everyday players will have means to qualify for championship events (with more details promised for 2019), each of these players is afforded automatic entry and are promised "competitive pro contracts," according to Wizards of the Coast.
The Game Awards 2018 brought a lot of new Trailers to us.
Far Cry: New Dawn
Devil May Cry 5
Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf
Mortal Kombat 11
Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
The Outer Worlds
The Last Campfire
The Game Award Winners
Other news besides the trailers
EPIC LAUNCHES ITS STEAM COMPETITOR
Ashen has been more than four years in the making, having first been announced as an Xbox console exclusive back in 2014. The fantasy adventure game, which looks to be inspired by Dark Souls and Team Ico classics, is from developer A45 and published by Annapurna’s game development arm. It’s out now with a surprise launch on both the Xbox One and Epic’s new game store.
Thatgamecompany’s Journey became an instant indie classic when it released on the PlayStation 3 in 2012. The game’s mystic narrative, stunning visuals, and ingenious multiplayer element that paired players with silent, anonymous strangers over the internet made it a truly transcendent experience gaming hadn’t seen before. Prior to today, it’s been a PlayStation exclusive, having only been ported to the PlayStation 4 in the years since. Now, it’s going to be available on PC for the very first time through Epic’s new store sometime next year.
Supergiant Giant became an indie darling with its isometric, action role-playing game Bastion, which became a huge fixture of the Xbox 360 era of indie games when it came out in 2011. Since then, Supergiant released the similar cyberpunk game Transistor, and it later switched gears with a bizarre and fascinating fantasy take on basketball called Pyre.
Now, the company appears to be going back to its roots. The new game is called Hades, and it looks like you’ll be fighting your way through the underworld in Transistor style. The game is available now in early access from Epic’s game store for $19.99.
The RPG legends at Obsidian Entertainment have a new game coming out called The Outer Worlds featuring intergalactic travel and all manner of sci-fi technology. Having become a major force in the genre through Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, Fallout: New Vegas, and Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian has been a carrier of the traditional RPG flame for years now. Now, it looks like The Outer Worlds will be all-new territory for the studio.
Nintendo revealed the first downloadable character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it’s a huge surprise: Joker from Persona 5. The game isn’t even available on a Nintendo platform, but that said, the slick and stylish Joker does seem like a fun addition to the lineup. At least he’ll come with some great music.
Sega's Project Judge gets a new name and a Western release date
Sega has confirmed that Project Judge, the next game from Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, is coming to Western territories in 2019 rebranded as 'Judgment'.
"Judgment (formerly Project Judge / Judge Eyes) is headed to the West in summer 2019!" says a tweet from the official Sega account. "Step into the mind of Takayuki Yagami and utilize investigation skills to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly when Judgment launches in summer 2019!"
While the teaser showcases an English voice cast - an unusual addition, as Yakuza games have traditionally only offered the original Japanese dialogue - a comment by Sega PR rep Jonathon Stebel in the twitter comments confirmed that the game will be available with dual audio and dual subtitles, and you'll also be able to "swap any time" between English and the original Japanese voice work. The subtitles will also swap over automatically depending on which audio track you're using.
That said, it's a strong English cast. Greg Chun takes on the role of Judgment's protagonist, Takayuki Yagami, supported by Crispin Freeman, Matthew Mercer, Cherami Leigh, Yuri Lowenthal, James Hong, Ed O'Ross, Amy Walker, Matt Yang King, Fred Tatasciore, and Brian McNamara. We're also promised guest appearances by SungWon Cho, Cristina Vee, Max Mittelman and "many more".
Ashes of Creation MMO launches open beta
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse, a precursor to ambitious Kickstarted MMORPG Ashes of Creation, will launch a free open beta later this month with a 100-player battle royale mode, developer Intrepid Studios has announced.
The aim of Apocalypse is to "test key systems and infrastructure" for the main MMO, which doesn't yet have a release date. The beta will start with a battle royale, followed "soon after release" by 200-player castle sieges and a co-op horde mode.
If you play the beta, which you can sign up for here, you can earn cosmetics for when the full game comes out.
The trailer, shows you what to expect from Apocalypse. It's a colourful medieval fantasy setting full of fireballs, blasts of electricity and purple runes. The arsenal of weapons looks diverse, with players handling both big swords and elemental rocket launchers.
You'll have lots of spells and abilities to sling, including short-range blinks and giant ice traps, and it looks like it might have some light building too.
All those effects could impact performance, mind, and even in the trailer you can see a couple of frame rate drops. Still, it's early days, and Intrepid will hope to iron out the kinks as the beta progresses.
Dauntless is coming to the Epic Games Store, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and mobile, with cross-platform play
Dauntless, a free-to-play take on the Monster Hunter formula, is heading to console and mobile in 2019.
Previously in Early Access on PC, Dauntless asks you to team up with your pals and battle huge beasts in a Fortnite-esque cartoon world.
Along with the console launch, developer Phoenix Labs is releasing One Dauntless, an interconnected, cross-platform ecosystem for the online world. You’ll also be able to play with your friends between all platforms in cross-platform play.
Between platforms, you will also carry all your unlocks and progression, so you can play at home, then take the game on the go with Switch or mobile.
A new trailer for the game was shown at the Game Awards, along with release plans.
“At Phoenix Labs we define ourselves through a transparent development relationship with our community and strong focus on inclusivity, both at the studio and in our game,” co-founder Jesse Houston said.
“With our upcoming platform launches in April and One Dauntless, we will soon be able to welcome and connect players worldwide like never before. The journey of Dauntless is just beginning in the ever-evolving online world of the Shattered Isles, and we’re excited to share many more years of experiences with our players.”
On December 6, Dauntless released Frostfall, a new winter-themed expansion that introduced a new Behemoth, Valomyr.
The co-op action RPG will launch in April 2019 as a free download on the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, followed by Nintendo Switch and mobile devices later in the year.
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