4. Latest Harry Potter game introduces microtransactions in the best way
Read more at Eurogamer
…And by best way, I mean worst way. Many mobile games are really just tapping exercises with subtle methods of begging money from the user, sure. Harry Potter Hogwarts Mystery throws subtlety out the window by introducing the pay money or wait system by strangling your in-game child avatar. This is what Warner Bros. Interactive, the same publisher that put loot crates in single-player games, thought was the best way to introduce young smartphone owners to in-game purchases.
3. Beyond Good & Evil 2 is real and not some elaborate Ubisoft joke
Read more at GameSpot
Publisher Ubisoft has been toying with the hearts of gamers for years with the prospect of a sequel to the 2003 cult classic Beyond Good & Evil. Last year, Ubisoft finally revealed it at E3, but even most of us in the gaming press hasn’t accepted its existence. Well, as if to say, “It’s really coming out, we’re not kidding, this isn’t a joke,” Ubisoft has been issuing regular updates with videos like these.
2. Rockstar Games releases new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2
It’s been five years since Grand Theft Auto V. While I’m not a big fan developer Rockstar Games, which has knocked out consecutive commercial and critical successes in the open world genre, there’s no denying the hype and anticipation for this sequel to the 2010 open world Western. Set in 1899, towards the decade in which the West was mostly “tamed,” Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on a gang of outlaws whose deepening internal divisions threaten to tear them apart.
1. Fortnite: Battle Royale is crossing over with Infinity War
Read more at Entertainment Weekly
The top two things currently setting the pop culture world on fire right now are Avengers: Infinity War and the game Fortnite. So when Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo proposed a brand team up of sorts, developer/publisher Epic Games gladly created a limited time event. In it, players engage in the standard 100-player battle royale but with the twist that the Infinity Gauntlet is hiding somewhere in the map. Get it and you’ll transform into Thanos himself, wielding infinite power for a limited time.
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