Millions of gamers have flocked to World of Warcraft ever since the new Warlords of Draenor expansion pack release, boosting the number of active subscribers from 6.8 million to over 10 million. Impressively, Warlords of Draenor sold 3.3 million copies on its launch day alone.
Has World of Warcraft returned to its glory days of activity? Blizzard sure hopes so.
“We’re thrilled that so many players jumped in to play Warlords of Draenor on day one and are having a great time with the new content,” Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime said in a press release. “We poured a lot of hard work and passion into this expansion, and we appreciate all the kind words from players and the overwhelming support they continue to show for World of Warcraft.”
Any company would be happy at these results, and Blizzard is no exception. Fortunately, it’s happiness across the board, with fans of World of Warcraft expressing great satisfaction with how Warlords of Draenor turned out.
Only if the same could have been said about Destiny…
Arguably the best WoW expansion ever, Warlords of Draenor has been well-received thanks in large part to its content and free level 90 boost, which allows you to instantly upgrade your character to level 90.
Interestingly, the level 90 character boost feature normally costs $60 in the WoW shop, but by buying Warlords of Draenor for only $50, you get it for free.
Have you played World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor? If so, let us know if it’s as good as people say it is.
The Borderlands Games, And Handsome Jack
The Borderland games helped define two generations of gaming.
Most gamers know about Borderlands in one way or the other, whether in passing or because of a strong desire to become the best gun collector,. You may play it for the story, you may like the characters, or you simply want to kill everything in sight in as many different ways as possible — no matter your compulsion, each of the three Borderlands games will give you a blast!
Now, what can we say that hasn’t been said already? Will you have fun with these games? Yes, absolutely, in fact, fun turns into a rather misleading word when it comes to this franchise in particular. Will you have freedom in this game? To an extent. Many story-driven games do not have such an open concept when it comes to gameplay compared to what Borderlands puts on the board.
This franchise offers plenty of aspects that help to create the feeling of freedom – from 4 playable heroes to millions of usable weapons, to how you approach the fight – and even with these in mind, Borderlands games cannot be regarded as an open-world release; and it’s for the better. The compact stories that go from title to title give a sense of roundness, and this feature is often lacking in the more open-ended titles.
Let us start at the beginning: Borderlands was released in 2009, almost a decade ago. And it still holds up! With the engaging story, hordes of enemies and the continuous race towards the prize, Borderlands carved out a place for itself in the hearts of many fans. There are at least two amazing, title-defining features in this one. First one is the art-style, exceptionally unique to Borderlands games.
Borderlands Vibe & Style
It might seem inconsequential at first gaze, but when most releases in the gaming industry try to polish their graphics, thus making them look as smooth as a movie scene. There’s something refreshing to see an echo of a comic-book style, accompanied by the whimsical details and outlines, all seemingly coming back to life right from your first glance. This original style became as much of a staple in Borderlands as the weapon system.
And even the first Borderlands game had a fair share of weapons! This brings us to the next defining element of the series: random weapon generator. The famed and beloved feature has become the main talking point when it comes to Borderlands games; there’s nothing more bonding than gathering your friends, grabbing a cup of coffee, and comparing which one of you was the most blessed by the RNG gods!
The More – the harder
The first Borderlands also offer a solution to the players who beat the game but still want more. To put it simply, the game raises the difficulty with each playthrough; so if you thought you will get to mow down the enemy and laugh at how pathetic they are, you will instead get to mow them down and laugh at how they are no challenge to you even when almighty. Borderlands games engine boosts them even further! And this rise in difficulty is applied to the whole system in general – your quests and DLC content also climb the ladder the more you play – endless fun!
The second addition to the series also keeps much of the same charm – only now you add a concrete villain in the mix. So, each time you shoot at some cannon fodder, you can imagine that smug face, till finally, you can put a bullet – or a dozen – in it too! The number of playable characters increased as compared to the first instalment of Borderlands games, so you can freely adjust the gameplay to your style. The greatly beloved sense of exploration returns, as some of the missions in Borderlands 2 now have multiple ways it may be resolved.
Weapons for Practicality
But the greatest change from the first is (once again) weapons system. While the randomness remains, there’s also the differentiation between the manufacturers of the guns. Depending on who made your weapon, its stats and features will be different. Thus, keeping a close eye on your loot and weighing your options is important here – or you can always just pick the biggest gun and see where that gets you!
Borderlands The Handsome Jack
Borderlands games also offer an extensive insight into the backstory of the villain from Borderlands 2, Jack. The game, wonderfully titled Pre-Sequel, follows him and his companions on their journey to become the tyrant… or gain vengeance of the evil Colonel, whichever comes first. The game employs many of the same systems as the second game in the series, but with a few minor additions. Basically, it’s a great continuous play when put together with Borderlands 2.
And this brings us to the latest instalment to the famed Borderlands games! Well, the following iteration is still in the works, but it still counts, probably even more. Borderlands 3 will feature 4 new playable characters, many of the previously known faces will return as NPCs (as is the tradition for the series by now), and the game boasts with the chance to travel outside of the enemy-infested Pandora as here, you’ll battle a horrendous cult and its leaders.
The combat system has been adjusted in accordance with the previous games’ success and many of the previous issues will now give players ‘longer’ fighting chance as NPCs can revive them and vice versa. Also, weapons will have an alternate fire mode, so imagine the possibilities with this one! The newest from Borderlands games, also adds new vehicles, new environments, new goodies and a lot more. It’s quite a paradise for the shoot-and-loot genre fans, truly. So, just ask yourself this: what more could you expect from a genre-defining shooter series? Nothing but excellence.
New Xbox Is Four Times More Powerful Than Xbox One
It’s true — the new Xbox releases in 2020 with Halo and is leaps and bounds more powerful than the Xbox One.
The earlier leaks regarding the next-generation Xbox console’s power, release date and launch game were true.
At E3 2019, Microsoft confirmed that the new Xbox — codenamed “Project Scarlett” — sources its computing power from an Advanced Micro Devices chip that makes it four times more powerful than the Xbox One X.
It is able to show up to 120 frames per second (twice the speed of the average TV) and features a solid-state drive that allows games to load much faster than on older mechanical hard drives.
The new Xbox will be released during the 2020 holiday season, with Halo: Infinite as a launch title.
It is shaping up to give the PlayStation 5 a serious run for it’s money. Are you excited? What do you hope for?
Halo: Infinite Releases With New Xbox, Watch The E3 Trailer
Fans of Halo might shed a tear or two while watching the latest trailer.
E3 2019 brought us a new trailer for Halo: Infinite, as well as a release window for the game.
The sci-fi first-person shooter sees the return of Master Chief, and it takes the Halo franchise in” ambitious, unexpected directions.”
Seeing master chief resuscitated back to life to “finish the fight” will surely make quite a few hardcore Halo fans shed a tear. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think in the comments below…
Halo: Infinite will be released during holiday 2020 as a lunch title for the new Xbox console (AKA Project Scarlett).
Cyberpunk 2077 Stars Keanu Reeves, Releases April 16, 2020
It’s a pleasant surprise, to say the least. Are your surprised?
CD Projekt Red used E3 2019 to release a new Cyberpunk 2077 trailer that reveals Keanu Reeves as the main star.
Not only that, but the big-name Hollywood actor also stepped onto the stage after the trailer was shown to announce the long-awaited RPG ‘s release date.
Isn’t he such a wonderful man? Watch the trailer and let us know what you think…
Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on April 16, 2019. Are you happy to see Keanu Reeves as the main star?
Xbox “Scarlett” Can Do 120FPS And 8K, Releases Holiday 2020
Halo: Infinite could very well be a launch title.
Several leaks suggest might have revealed some titillating details about the Xbox Scarlett family of consoles, as well as the release window for Halo: Infinite.
According to leaker Sabi, Scarlett supports up to 120fps and is backwards compatible with all Xbox consoles of the past. The Elite Controller will apparently be “extra special.”
Finally, Halo: Infinite will supposedly be released during holiday 2020 as an Xbox “Scareltt” launch title.
Stayed tuned to GameTribute to see if any of this proves true, as well as for the latest video game news and trailers.
Check Out The New Doom Eternal Trailer
As expected, Doom Eternal looks crazy intense.
E3 2019 brought us two major videos of Doom Eternal — an official story trailer and some gameplay footage.
The story trailer (above) revels in the game’s weird and intense biblical imagery, while the gameplay footage (below) shows off its intense gameplay, flashy UI and wide array of collectibles.
A new multiplayer mode called Battlemode pits two player-controlled demons against a single player-controlled Slayer to see who’s the last one standing.
Bethesda also announced a big special edition of Doom Eternal that come with a wearable Slayer helmet and story DLC.
By the look of things, fans of Doom are in for more of what the love about the series. Doom Eternal releases on PC, Xbox One, Switch and PS4 on November 22, 2019.