League Of Legends Patch 12.2 Introduces New Champion Zeri, Lunar New Year Skins

League Of Legends Patch 12.2 Introduces New Champion Zeri, Lunar New Year Skins

League of Legends’ first new champion for 2022, Zeri, the Spark of Zaun, arrives this week on January 20, along with the rest of the updates included in patch 12.2. With Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Tiger coming up on February 1, the patch includes a number of event-themed skins and chromas, as well as the return of ARURF for a limited time.The patch introduces new champion Zeri, who boasts an electricity-themed kit including a shield that buffs her move speed, an electric pulse that slows enemies, and a dash that gives Zeri the ability to vault over terrain. Zeri will launch on January 20 when Patch 12.2 drops, along with her Withered Rose skin.A huge number of skins and chromas are also being added for League’s Lunar New Year event, with five champions getting new Porcelain skins and another five getting Firecracker skins.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Dying Light 2 Threatens 350K Words, 40K Lines Of Dialogue

Dying Light 2 Threatens 350K Words, 40K Lines Of Dialogue

Barely a week after Dying Light 2 Stay Human developer Techland made the questionable decision to brag that the game would take 500 hours to fully complete, the studio is at it again, this time flexing its enormous amount of dialogue.In a tweet, the Dying Light 2 studio revealed that the game’s script contained 350,000 words, amounting to around 40,000 lines of dialogue. In a reply, the account added that the word count is the same as Tolstoy’s classic novel, Anna Karenina.350,000 words, 40,000 lines of dialogues – that’s the world we’ve built for you in Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Are you ready to explore it?#DyingLight2 #StayHuman pic.twitter.com/A0D0nzObbj — Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 19, 2022In terms of video game scripts the count is ambitious, though not remarkably so. Skyrim, for example, has 60,000 lines of voiced dialogue, while Red Dead Redemption 2 famously boasted over 500,000 lines of dialogue. Mass Effect 3 has the same number as Dying Light 2, at 40,000. The word count of 350,000 puts the game on par with titles like Fable 2, Shenmue, and Final Fantasy VII.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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클라우드 관점에서 본 MS의 블리자드 인수

클라우드 관점에서 본 MS의 블리자드 인수

[테크수다 기자 도안구 [email protected]] 마이크로소프트가 액티비티 블리자드를 인수했다. 인수 금액은 82조원 가량이고 전액 현금으로 지불했다. 이제 마이크로소프트는 텐센트, 소니에 이어 세계 3대 게임 스튜디오 회사에 올랐다. 관련해 클라우드 관전으로 이번 인수 합병에 대해서 가볍게 살펴보려고 한다.   게임 업계는 클라우드 분야의 메인 고객이다. 한국에서도 클라우드 메인 고객 중 손꼽힌다.   소니 조차 클라우드는 Microsoft Korea 마이크로소프트의 Microsoft Azure 와 함께한다. * 애저 링크 : https://azure.microsoft.com/ko-kr/   애플과 구글이 구독형 게임 서비스를 내놓거나 스트리밍 게임 시장에 뛰어들자 공동 전선을 구축한거다. 그런데 이제 ms가 액티비전 블리자드를 인수하면서 ms azure 인프라는 더더욱 강력해질거다. 소니가 이 계약을 마냥 반길 수는 없는 상황이다. 그렇다면 AWS가 손을 내밀까? 아니면 구글이 스타디아 폭망을 살리기 위해 소니와 손을 잡을까.   글로벌 3대 게임 회사 중 중국 텐센트 클라우드 인프라 가진 회사다. 이제 3위 ms는 말해 뭐할까. 소니는 없다. ㅠ ㅠ 그래도 MS와 협력해 클라우드 관련 분야 기술도 함께 개발하고 있었는데 MS의 지칠 줄 모르는 게임 스튜디오 인수합병으로 계속 해서 손을 잡고 가야할지 고민에 빠질 수밖에 없다.   세법이 무척 복잡해지고 있다.   통신사들과 스트리밍 게임 협력하던 엔비디아의 전략도 복잡해지고 있다. SKT처럼 일치감치 게임 분야에서 마이크로소프트와 협력한 곳은 팔자 늘어지겠다. ^.^       SKT와 마이크로소프트 2020년 9월 15일 엑스박스 클라우드 게임을 국내 정식 출시했다. 당시 발표자료를 보면   – ‘게임 패스 얼티밋(월16,700원)’ 이용권 하나로 휴대폰, 태블릿서 엑스박스 게임 가능   – 마인크래프트 던전 등 인기게임 100여종… 컨트롤러 결합형 부가서비스 준비   – 11개월간 시범서비스 체험단 운영, 원스토어 평점 4.6점으로 만족도 높아   였다. 한국 서비스 런칭 1주년이 넘었으니 게임기자들이나 통신기자들은 SKT에 전화해서 1년 성과 좀 물어봐 줬으면 좋겠다. 내가 물어봐야 하나? ^.^   게임 제작과 글로벌 유통 측면에서 클라우드 서비스 프로바이더들은 무조건 선택해야 할 기본 옵션이다. 개발 인프라 측면에서도 그렇고 향후 8k 제작을 위한 랜더링 팜 활용과 다양한 ai 서비스 분야에서도 이들과 손잡아야 한다.   마이크로소프트의 게임 전용 ‘엑스박스 시리즈 X’는 MS 엔지니어링 그룹 클라우드와 AI 플랫폼 사업부의 마이크로소프트 애저 개발진이 설계에 공동 참여한 것으로 알려졌다. 거치형 콘솔 게임기와 게임 서버 블레이드의 역할을 동시 수행하는 다목적 하드웨어다.   마이크로소프트가 가정 내 홈 네트워크의 핵심 무기로 수년간 자리잡게 하려고 부단히 노력했지만 끝내 실패했다. 강력한 게임 콘텐츠 생태계를 통해 어케해서든 가정에 한대씩 집어 넣으려고 아주 기냥 포기할 줄을 모른다. (이 게임기 AMD CPU, GPU 들어갔다. )   올 CES 2022에서는 코로나 이후 가전 업체들과 글로벌 자이언트 업체들이 가정 내 다양한 기기들과 집밖에 나와 연결된 기기(가령 전기자동차 같은)들과의 연결을 관리하고 통제할 수 있는 홈 허브 이슈가 다시 한번 주목받았다.   20년째 주목이어서 식상하지만 그만큼 힘들고 지지부진하고 이해관계가 복잡한 세상이다.   이데일리에…
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Microsoft Nerfs Sony’s Value After Announcement | GameSpot News

Microsoft Nerfs Sony’s Value After Announcement | GameSpot News

In today’s episode of GameSpot News, Persia talks about Sony’s market value dropping by $20 billion after Microsoft’s big acquisition, Battlefield 2042 getting another big patch, and more.
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IGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction – Maelstrom Protocol: How to Watch and What to Expect

IGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction – Maelstrom Protocol: How to Watch and What to Expect

In celebration of the launch of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, IGN is proud to partner with Ubisoft to give fans a look at the end-game mode known as Maelstrom Protocol. Join IGN’s Stella Chung, Get Flanked, and Velly as they work their way through the Containment Zone as an elite REACT squad.IGN will be carrying the stream and, as usual, this watch guide will provide you with everything you need to know to watch the let's play, including when it starts, a list of places you join us, and what you can expect to see.IGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction – Maelstrom Protocol Start TimeThe IGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction livestream will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 2:45pm PT/5:45pm ET/10:45pm GMT. If you are tuning in from Australia, that translates to Friday, January 21, at 8:45am AEST.Where to Watch IGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction – Maelstrom ProtocolIf you’re interested in watching the IGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction livestream, we’ll be hosting the stream here and across our many channels on platforms like YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Here’s the full list of places you can watch the show with us:IGN.com (homepage)IGN's Facebook ChannelIGN’s TwitterIGN's Twitch ChannelIGN’s Youtube ChannelIGN's TikTokIGN's iOS AppIGN's Android AppIGN's PlayStation 4 AppIGN's Xbox One AppRokuIGN App for Android TVIGN for Amazon Fire TVApple TVIGN 1 on Samsung TV PlusPluto TVPlex Live TVWhat to Expect at IGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction – Maelstrom ProtocolIGN Plays Rainbow Six Extraction will give players an early look at the end-game mode known as Maelstrom Protocol. Completing this mode the changes weekly will require you and your team to be at their best, as it challenges players to complete nine difficult objectives that each have mutations that make them different than they would be normally.If that wasn’t enough, the difficulty ramps up after completing three objectives alongside the time limit being shortened and ammo and health stations becoming scarcer and scarcer. While this mode does offer greater rewards, it also only lets you choose from six Operators at any given week.To help get players ready for the dangers that await, IGN’s Stella Chung, Youtuber GetFlanked, and host and analyst Velly will be trying out Rainbow Six Extraction’s Maelstrom Protocol in a Let’s Play that will give you some tips and strategies to take on the mode yourself.Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction will be released on PlayStation 5,…
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Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 2 Delayed

Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific Season 2 Delayed

Activision has announced it is delaying the start of Season Two for Call of Duty: Warzone Pacific and Vanguard. The new multiplayer season will now begin two weeks later on February 14 instead of February 2.In a blog post, Activision says that the additional time before the next season will allow the developers time to keep adding fixes to the different Call of Duty online games currently up and running, including 2021’s Vanguard and the ongoing Warzone battle royale.“To date, we’ve deployed a number of updates, but more needs to be done,” Activision writes in its blog. “For this reason, we have decided to reschedule the start of Season Two across Warzone Pacific and Vanguard to February 14.”The studio says that developers will use this time to “deliver updates, including optimizations to gameplay, game balancing (including weapon and equipment balancing), to fix game stability and bugs, and to ensure an overall level of polish to improve the experience for players across Vanguard, Warzone Pacific, Black Ops Cold War, and Modern Warfare.”In particular, a focus will be made to improve the core gameplay loop and balance for Call of Duty across both consoles and PC.Furthermore, the Call of Duty team says that going forwards there will be more updates regarding the state of Call of Duty online. Even with the blockbuster news of the Microsoft acquisition, “Studios remain focused on continuously improving” the Call of Duty experience.Maintaining an online game, let alone four within the same series, is no small task. Other developers working on ongoing online multiplayer games like 343 are having difficulties as well, such as Halo Infinite’s issues with Big Team Battle.Matt T.M. Kim is IGN's News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.
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Aussie Deals: Discounted Pokémon Legends Arceus, $98 Horizon: FW and More!

Aussie Deals: Discounted Pokémon Legends Arceus, Horizon: FW and More!

If you're all about press-ganging adorable creatures into your growing collection, today's your day. I've snooped around in the long grass and have found decent deals on Pokémon Let's Go Eevee and the cameratastic Pokémon Snap. The capstone deal, however, is Pokémon Legends: Arceus going for considerably less than RRP. Oh, and PlayStation fans should note that Horizon Forbidden West has gotten a tiny bit cheaper since last we spoke.Notable Sales for Nintendo SwitchPurchase Cheaply for PCExciting Offers for XO/XSProduct Savings for PS4/PS5 Adam’s our Aussie deals wrangler. You can watch him game on YouTube.
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