"We made games that we wanted to play." Just months after Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime stepped away from the World of Warcraft developer, fellow co-founded Frank Pearce has revealed he too is also stepping down."After more than 28 years, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce is hanging up his armor - thank you for everything, Frank, and best wishes for the future!" Blizzard announced on its social media channels, linking to a full goodbye statement from Pearce and J. Allen Brack, who succeeded Morhaime as president. "The time has come for me to step away from Blizzard and pass the torch to the next generation of leaders," Pearce wrote in the post. "My journey as part of the Blizzard community began over 28 years ago. Allen offered me an opportunity to join him and Mike in their adventure and dream to make video games. Video games were a passion that we shared, and I had only a fleeting hope that I would have the opportunity to make games one day. The decision was easy for … [Read more...] about Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce steps down
While developer Bungie has yet to officially reveal the new Power level cap that players will grind toward in the new Shadowkeep expansion coming this fall, keen-eyed fans have spotted some Power level numbers in some of the latest Destiny 2 behind-the-scenes featurette videos. Similar Power level numbers seen in demos, at tradeshows like E3, or in other development videos have been placeholders before, so this number may not be final. However, in the ViDoc that revealed Shadowkeep, a portion of the video featuring a playtest session at Bungie headquarters shows the number 900 Power level on screen. The Power level cap in Destiny 2‘s current Season of Opulence is 750, so a 150 level jump seems to be a sizeable but very realistic next step considering the fact that Shadowkeep is meant to be the size of Destiny 1‘s Rise of Iron expansion or a little bigger. It’s also possible that 900 is the soft cap of the expansion, which can only be surpassed by completing endgame … [Read more...] about Destiny 2: What Is Shadowkeep’s New Power Level Cap?
During Comic-Con 2019, Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima took part in a panel meant to focus on his role as a storyteller. But during the panel, the video game auteur also gave fans some more info about his upcoming game, including the inspiration for some of the traversal elements in Death Stranding. Although Death Stranding has many iconic elements and imagery, one gameplay mechanic that has stood out to players is the collapsible ladder. During the latest Death Stranding trailer, protagonist Sam (Norman Reedus) can be seen taking the ladder and using it to ascend a rocky hill. It’s a very Kojima-esque mechanic but as it turns out, the developer conceived of it as an homage to the early days of gaming. During the Hideo Kojima Comic-Con panel, the Death Stranding director explained that the ladder and rope being used as traversal items pays homage to the early days of gaming, where titles like Super Mario and Donkey Kong ruled. In these games, Kojima explained, players would … [Read more...] about Death Stranding: Kojima Reveals How Donkey Kong Inspired Game
in Unreal Engine 4, I would like have same size of texture on cylinder like on box. (please see the picture). But I want cylinder very smooth so I need a many sides. Thanks in advance … [Read more...] about Unreal
It turns out that sort of out-of-place Natalie Portman cameo in Avengers: Endgame was a little more important than anyone could have guessed. The actor, who hasn't played a major role in any MCU movie since 2013's Thor: The Dark World, will be making a return to the MCU to reprise her role as Jane Foster in Thor: Love And Thunder--with one major caveat: she'll be wielding Mjolnir.Director Taika Waititi took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con during the massive Marvel Studios panel to surprise fans. Moderator Jessica Chobot prompted Waititi with a question about what comic book storylines had inspired him, which Waititi was quick to answer. "When we were shooting Ragnarok, I was reading Jason Aaron's Mighty Thor, and it introduces female Thor [Jane Foster]. So, there's only one person who can do that."Natalie Portman herself then took the stage to massive applause, before being handed her own replica Mjolnir to really drive Jane's new MCU status quo home."This feels pretty good," Portman … [Read more...] about Natalie Portman Is Returning To The MCU To Play Jane Foster Thor