Bluetooth – the great unifier. Back in the 90s the Bluetooth protocol was created so different electronics could talk wirelessly to one another. It’s named after a tenth-century king, Harald “Bluetooth” Gormsson, who unified a bunch of Danish tribes into a kingdom and no, that is not a joke. And it does precisely what its namesake did, but with electronics instead of tribes. Using the Bluetooth standard electronics such as computers, phones, speakers, PlayStation controllers, light bulbs, cars, and of course, earbuds can communicate.
Netflix has announced another surprise reveal, and this one is a new Chris Rock stand-up special called Tamborine.
The comedian’s first stand-up special in ten years, in which he covers the gamut of contemporary issues, premieres on Netflix tomorrow, February 14. Chris Rock: Tamborine is directed by Bo Burnham and filmed at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Rock posted a short video announcement on Twitter, which you can watch below:
Dragon Ball FighterZ released a little over two weeks ago, and quickly became the most-played fighting game in Steam’s history, with 44.3k active players at launch. Since then, however, the player base has quickly plummeted, dropping by 80%.
GitHyp reports that the concurrent player count for the last weekend was just over 9,000 on Steam, meaning that 80% of the PC player base dropped off in two weeks post-launch.
By comparison, the previous Steam record holder, Tekken 7 – which amassed 18.k players on Steam at launch – lost the same percentage of players over the course of two months.
Bandai Namco’s future plans include “aggressively” creating new and original IP.
In the company’s Q3 financial report it announced the creation of a new “IP Creation Unit”, which will sit alongside divisions for toys, videos and music, amusement, and games. The unit will “invest aggressively in IP creations,” and won’t just focus on video games.
To facilitate the creation of new IP, Bandai Namco is investing 25 billion yen (approximately $232 million USD) over the next three years “on top of its normal investments”.
Koei Tecmo and Omega Force’s 21-year-old Dynasty Warriors series has never been a series known to step outside its comfort zone, but Dynasty Warriors 9 is not your typical Dynasty Warriors game. For the first time, the developers have retired the tried-and-true segmented mission structure in favor of a large, open-world map with missions, points of interest, and random activities scattered sparsely about. But if this is the vision of what a modern Dynasty Warriors game is, then I’d prefer a flashback to the series’ more focused and co-op friendly past instead.
Combat in Dynasty Warriors 9 is its simplest joy, and at its height it’s like a ballet of beautiful, high-flying violence. I’ve shot tornadoes out of swords that wrecked an entire battlefield, juggling dozens of enemies in the air. I’ve rained ice and fire from the sky with the point of my finger. I’ve even created a vortex of electric storms that erupted all around me during a flurry of sword slashes. The shouts of enemies in agony, my allies supporting me, and the sounds of my attacks rampaging through the battlefield meld together with the rocking soundtrack.
Before Black Panther hits theaters, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 players can dive into content based on the latest MCU film starting today.
IGN can exclusively reveal a first look at the Black Panther Movie Character and Level Pack, available today for the game on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
Available for $2.99 (£2.49 on PS4 and Steam, and at £2.39 on Xbox One) or as part of the game’s season pass, the Black Panther pack’s level is set in the Kingdom of Wakanda. Black Panther and his sister SHuri set out to battle Erik Kilmonger and his army.
Microsoft and Rare have released the PC system requirements for the upcoming Sea of Thieves, ranging from the “Mythical” 4K 60 FPS all the way down to the “Cursed” 540p 30 FPS.
designed to support a wide range of PC setups and ensure many gamers are able to enjoy the game” the developer said in a press release.
Check out six different sets of specs, and how well they can output your game, in the chart below (click to enlarge):