They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Unfortunately, when a big company like Epic decides to add the widely popular ‘Battle Royale’ genre from the game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) to Fortnite, things get a little dicey. Bluehole, the creators of PUBG took offense to having their game copied, and even threatened legal action. But here’s the thing, you can’t copyright a genre, or at least you shouldn’t be able to. Continue reading Dear Bluehole and PUBG, You Can’t Own a Genre
I have a grievance. My last two role-playing games (RPG) experiences – Final Fantasy XV and Mass Effect Andromeda – are not satisfying me. They are great games and fun to play but the action-oriented focus of both sacrifices a key aspect of the genre – control.
This loss of control doesn’t happen when I’m playing as a lone wolf type of character. In games like Fallout or the Witcher, you’re the all-powerful hero who can conquer anything by yourself. However, when you are given a party or squad, you’re their leader. You’re supposed to direct them on the battlefield and tell them what to do. Except, recent RPGs have made your party autonomous. They do as they please and you have little say. Continue reading Modern RPGs: Please Let Me Control the Squad
It’s fair to say that Sony’s PlayStation 4 catalog of exclusive games are killing it. So much so that they outshine anything on the Xbox One. It’s become pretty common at this point for gamers to say that Xbox One “has no games,” making for a worrisome statement. Even I’m guilty of making this assumption.
I personally blame Microsoft. Aside from a very bloated, tech-heavy reveal of Project Scorpio, everything is quite on the Xbox front. After doing some further digging, I’ve found a few gems from Microsoft that tells a different story about their exclusive lineup. Will it be enough to get fans excited? Continue reading Renegade’s Radar: 2017 Xbox One Exclusives You Might Be Interested In
One of Microsoft’s highly anticipated games, Scalebound, was canceled. News that shocked many fans eagerly anticipating this Platinum Games Xbox One exclusive. Honestly, this is worse news for Platinum than Microsoft. However, it is important to note that Microsoft has a problem. Where Sony champions their exclusive games, Microsoft still struggles to move past franchises like Halo and Gears of Wars. Continue reading Microsoft and the Exclusivity Issue
Some good fun playing For Honor with friends last night. The struggle is real trying to take control of these zones. However, my Peacekeeper put in some work. I’ve really enjoyed this beta. Might buy For Honor soon after release.
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Renegade Plays is back at it again with the writing personal opinions and stuff! Where did I go? Well, blogging is hard and doing it while in school makes it even harder. So, I took some time off to focus on school and work.
However, like I said I’m back! I’ve learned a few things and I hope to use that to bring better content, better writing and more unfiltered opinions to the blog. I’m a die-hard gamer, and gaming and writing keep a bit of my sanity intact. So, I’m not ready to give this up.
Here are a few new things to expect:
- I’ve learned a bit that consistency is key, so I’ll be posting at least two times a week (three if I’m feeling frisky).
- More timely and relevant post. So if you’ve heard the story around a few gaming circles, then I’ll most likely have something to say about it soon.
- More personal post, meaning that while I’ll still talk about the news topics that are interesting to me, you’ll see more post about my experiences as a gamer.
If you’re a fan of the site, then wow …. thank you for sticking with this lonely blog. If you’re new, then I hope you enjoy what you read. Games, news, and opinions: that’s what I’m all about, I’ve got a new layout, new stories, and more to come. Welcome to Renegade Plays. Hope you have fun!
Well it’s official. We have heard the rumors of the past week but now it’s confirmed that Microsoft purchases Minecraft creators Mojang for the big price of $2.5 billion.
Along with the acquisition of Mojang, all three founders, Notch, Carl, and Jakob will be leaving the company. One of the biggest reason for the sale was the overwhelming responsibility that came with owning Minecraft. For Marcus ‘Notch’ person, Xbox Phil Spencer says,
Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.
For those worried about changes to Minecraft, Microsoft has no immediate plans. Also the versions on PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android will still be developed and supported.
Nothing gets people more excited then a regime change, and ever since Phil Spencer became head of Microsoft’s Xbox Division, nothing but good things have been happening for the system. First the Xbox One gets a much needed price drop, then the Xbox Live makes some policy changes. Now they could have easily announced this during their E3 press conference but they got it out of the way now. Meaning that Microsoft has some special announcements coming. Here are the Microsoft E3 predictions:
5. New Exclusive Games Announced
If there is one thing Microsoft is good at it is getting exclusive content from third-party publishers. At last year’s E3 they took it one step further and gathered a few exclusive games for the Xbox One. Including gems like Sunset Overdrive from Insomniac games and Dead Rising 3 from Capcom. Their internal studios have been creating quite a variety of games as well. Don’t expect any of that to change this year either.
I expect new Xbox One exclusive games to appear this year. Last year they had 12 new unannounced games to show off. While they might not have that many games this year, they will most likely show something close. Maybe even third-party games that people might have never expected to come to Xbox.
With E3 being nearly two weeks away, its time to start making some predictions. This year has very has very much been a mystery. Not many leaks and the ones we have gotten we pretty much already knew were coming. It is going to be a defining year for everybody as the new consoles are here and are set to prove their worth. So every day, starting tomorrow, a new countdown for each of the big three and some game predictions. Also, let me know your predictions for this years event.
Tuesday: Top 5 Sony Predictions
Wednesday: Top 5 Nintendo Predictions
Thursday: Top 5 Microsoft Predictions
Friday: Top 5 Game Predictions
The Xbox One will be available for purchase in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, UK, and the USA on November 22nd of this year. Interestingly, this is the same date that the Xbox 360 released back in 2005.
Not much of a gap between the November 15th launch of the PS4 and the Xbox One’s now announced November 22nd launch. Gamers are sure to pick their favorite no matter what and we will see who comes out on top as these two giants go head to head.