Nielsen: Marvel’s Avengers is The Most Awaited Game

Nielsen released a report on the games with the most anticipated releases this year. The three most-awaited games this year are Marvel’s Avengers, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. This Nielsen report is based on a survey of more than 6,000 gamers.

Apart from the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the problems faced by game publishers this year is the uncertain launch date of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. This makes publishers reluctant to announce the launch dates of their new games.

Marvel’s Avengers, Square Enix’s action RPG, is one of the most eagerly awaited games. The popularity of this game was increased thanks to the success of the Avengers film. However, the popularity of the Avengers movie also became a weapon for you. The reason is, fans are comparing Marvel’s Avengers game with the Avengers film.

The fans had protested because the designs of the characters in the game did not look like the ones in the film. Square Enix then overhauled the character designs. In addition, they also did a beta test. And now, Nielsen revealed, fans are increasingly looking forward to the launch of Marvel’s Avengers.

Apart from Marvel’s Avengers, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War is the most awaited game. Usually, Activision releases new Call of Duty games in the spring or around April-June. However, they only announced Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War at the end of August. As a sub-brand of Call of Duty, Black Ops is actually not very popular among gamers. However, many people are curious about how Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War will be integrated with the battle royale game Call of Duty: Warzone.

Several other multiplatform games whose launches are anticipated include Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, FIFA 21, NBA 2K21, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Star Wars: Squadrons, and Planet Coaster: Console Edition, according to a VentureBeat report.

Meanwhile, one of the most anticipated PC games is World of Warcraft: Shadowland from Blizzard. Some other PC games that are also eagerly awaited are Crusader Kings III, Baldur’s Gate III, and Serious Sam 4. Unfortunately, for PlayStation 5 games, many publishers have yet to announce the exact launch date of their games. However, according to Nielsen’s report, there are three PS5 games that are most anticipated, namely Gran Turismo 7, Demon’s Souls, and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.

When compared with other games, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim from Atlus is a game that targets a niche market. Even so, PS4 gamers who are familiar with the game are looking forward to the game’s launch.

Just like game publishers for PlayStation, Xbox game publishers have not announced the exact release date for their game. However, one of the long-awaited Xbox games is CrossFireX, a ported version of CrossFire, a first-person shooter game made by South Korean developers. Apart from that, Halo: Infinite is also one of the most anticipated games. However, the game’s launch was postponed until 2021.

10 Tips Becoming Pro in Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a battle royale hero shooter video game released by Respawn Entertainment last year without much promotion. Its presence has brought a breath of fresh air to lovers of this genre after being shocked by Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds.

The ability of a hero called a legend, respawn when a teammate dies, to a very fast fierce battle are the main keys to the game Apex Legends. The map is no exception, which is iconic and changes every season, following the story of his world which is still the same world as the previous Respawn Entertainment game, Titanfall 2.

Even though it has been released for a long time, there are still many common mistakes that are still made by new players or maybe players who have played Apex Legends for a long time. Most of these mistakes are quite trivial and can be overcome with successive practice, but it would be very annoying if the player didn’t find a solution after the character reached level 400 or 500.

Here are 10 mistakes that are common for new players (it does not rule out old players) in Apex Legends.

 

  1. Don’t Use Ping

Ping is one of the important features in Apex Legends. This feature was added by Respawn Entertainment solely for players who don’t have a mic or do text-chat too long. He can show the location of weapons, need weapons, to the position of the enemy.

You can point your crosshair at weapons, ammunition, medkit, syringe, shield, bag, armor, helmet, scope, or hop-up then press the ping button (middle click on PC, RB on Xbox, and R1 on PS4) to tell colleagues your team has that item. Meanwhile, your teammates can point to the icon that appears when pinging is done to confirm that they need it.

Meanwhile, to ping the enemy, you can show the location of the enemy wherever you know by pressing the F button on the PC. I don’t know what button the console uses, but it’s likely to use the ping command wheel.

Ping can also be used via the ping wheel command by holding down the middle mouse button on the PC to enter commands such as going to one place, looting to an area, inviting teammates to go somewhere, responding to ping your partner with “yes” or “no” , until notifying that an area has been booted by the enemy.

Using ping will make communication easier, especially when you are not using or have a mic. A super efficient feature implemented by Respawn.

Not using this feature is the first mistake new players make. Especially those who don’t use a mic. This is because communication in Apex Legends is very important in the game. So, don’t blame your teammates if you suddenly die but no one is helping you because you don’t want to use ping.

 

9. Too Long Choosing Loot

Loot Looting is indeed the most important feature of the battle royale game, but choosing loot too long is the biggest mistake made by new players next. This is because they will waste time after finishing off an enemy team squad. Because no one can guarantee whether after the enemy squad dies, no other squad will approach your team because they hear the sound of your battle.

Choosing too long to choose the loot will also be very crucial when it turns out that your jump place is also visited by three to four squads. So, don’t be surprised if you will die immediately because you haven’t had the chance to get a weapon because you chose too long.

A tip from me is when you jump and there are three or four squads that are plunging in the same place, then take whatever is on the floor or box. Whether grenades, weapons like Mozambique, and others. Your goal is to survive, do whatever it takes to survive.

Meanwhile, if you have finished off a squad, then make sure your surroundings are safe, or take the most important items first such as the medkit, syringe, and shield before finally making sure everything is safe and returning to the enemy death box you just finished.

 

  1. Throw Jump Master But Suggest / Protest Place to Falls

In Apex Legends, the squad feature is the most important thing that Respawn has chosen since the game’s release. This will automatically provide a leadership feature to jump off the plane so that all your team members can get to one place together. A feature that is quite common in the battle royale genre. They named it as Jump Master.

The Jump Master is the person randomly chosen by the system to lead the jump in Apex Legends. Players can throw the Jump Master at other players if they don’t want to choose where to jump and loot. But there are selfish players who sometimes don’t want to think about where to dive and throw it at other players but protest or suggest a place to dive.

This also seems to be done by new players, either because they are in bad mood or something else. Not infrequently after throwing it, the player suggests jumping elsewhere. No, don’t do this, especially if you are playing alone. This is because it will be troublesome for the other players you have asked to become the Jump Master.

Getting the Jump Master is a big responsibility, because you are required to choose the loot area while avoiding other players at the beginning of the game (unless you are reckless and dare to die). Throwing it then suggests going to a different area or protesting to him, indirectly is an insult to the player you surrender to being a Jump Master. Roughly speaking, you who were entrusted with the Jump Master didn’t want to choose, why did you throw it when you chose?

If so, I personally will usually make sure to jump in early and ensure that one squad dies in the early rounds. As well as being a place to prove whether the teammate who threw the Jump Master was able to face the enemy at the beginning of the game.

I don’t suggest you use my method, but when you are a new player, the Jump Master is entrusted by the system, then as much as possible you must be responsible for the task. It’s okay to die at the beginning, everything starts with learning until you master the place. One of them is choosing the Apex Legends waterfall.

 

  1. Don’t Change Shield

Shield Unlike other battle royale games, Apex Legends represents armor with an object called shield. Shield is a refillable armor that can be filled using a shield battery, shield cell, or phoenix kit.

However, there are still many new players who think that after the shield runs out, they have to find a place to hide and refill. Especially when close combat is very fierce. When one enemy squad has been destroyed, another enemy squad comes to attack when all your shields run out.

This will take quite a long time, which is about 3-5 seconds to fill it unless you have gold armor which will fill at least 2-3 bars of your shield when using a shield cell. Gives the enemy lots of opportunities to crush you first. If it’s like this you and your teammates will immediately die.

One tip from me is that instead of you having to fill it using a refill shield, it would be better if you took the shield left by the enemy that you finished off. This will fill up your shield and cut the time it takes. Especially during fierce battles. This method is more effective and efficient.

 

6. Don’t Prioritize Shield and Medkits When Loot

As I explained earlier, looting is indeed the most crucial thing in the battle royale genre. However, it does not prioritize looting certain items, which is the main mistake of players who have just played Apex Legends.

No, you won’t need a lot of bullets in this game because bullets will be very easy to find all over the map. Especially for new players. Many bullets without being balanced with a good aim will be useless.

Make sure you prioritize shield and medkit / syringe when loot, because these two types of items are quite difficult to find on the map. It does not rule out that you will be beaten continuously when one or two squads are finished. Make the item one of the most crucial during the game.

 

  1. Open Inventory to Use Shield / Medkit

When you play games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or others, then maybe you are accustomed to using healing items by opening the inventory. But not for Apex Legends because Respawn has prepared a shortcut to use it.

Opening inventory and clicking healing items is the least efficient way in Apex Legends, but there are still many who get carried away by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds habits in the game. Don’t do it because before you finish using it, the enemy might approach you right away.

Take advantage of the shortcuts provided properly. If you are on a PC, then you can use the 4 keys from your keyboard, while the console user will use the top d-pad button (the directional buttons on the controller). Holding down the button will open the item wheel which allows you to choose between shield, medkit / syringe, or phoenix kit. Make the best use of these features and stop opening inventory to use healing items.

 

4. Loot is Much More Important Than Efficient

The next mistake that new Apex Legends players make is prioritizing loot a lot rather than being more efficient. New players tend to prefer to collect quite a lot of not-so-important items compared to having to take a few items, but it is efficient. This is supported by a fairly small inventory capacity in the game.

Just like point number six, multiplying bullets and grenades is very inefficient for your battle. Make sure your loot is filled with about two or three bullet slots with the rest divided between shields, medkit / syringe, or grenades. This is because the enemy will leave more bullets than you have to loot one by one on the map.

Make sure all your loot is useful during fast or critical battles. After all, why do you loot so much if you die fast? Make the enemy rich with bullets?

 

3. Not walking / strafing when shooting

Apex Legends is a shooter game with a fast mechanic like Call of Duty, considering that the developer is a fraction of the Infinity Ward team, the main developer of the Activision series. Therefore, you have to make good use of these “fast” features when fighting.

Shooting the enemy while standing still is a common mistake that most new players make. Keep you moving or strafing the cool language during the battle by pressing the walk or squat-standing button. This will confuse the enemy’s aim which also goes the same way.

This is because the mechanics that Respawn provides are just like that. Just being silent will make it easier for the enemy to finish you off. I personally really like it when there are a lot of enemies who shoot in silence because it will be very easy to shoot.

 

  1. Too Aggressive and Selfish

There are so many styles of play for every player in Apex Legends. Starting from utilizing the abilities of each legend, attacking aggressively, eroding enemy armor from a distance then combining it with close range, passively defending in one area, to being aggressive. However, there are many new players who consider this game to be more or less the same as CSGO or Call of Duty, thinking that when you progress alone, you can be like a rambo who can crush all enemies without problems.

Respawn Entertainment made Apex Legends with a three-person squad feature in one team, not without reason. This is because they want a team to help each other during battle. Players who are too aggressive and selfish as if they want to be a super hero with lots of kills are very troublesome teammates (I’m watching you Wraith mains). Especially when he was dying and dying he immediately rage quit and just gave up without trusting his teammates. If you find it, just block the player like this.

No, you cannot survive alone without taking advantage of the circumstances and opportunities that exist. Therefore, there are so many teams in Apex Legends that will make you their monthly when you are advancing alone. Especially if there are two or three squads in battle. Trust your teammates and prioritize cooperation over selfish advances alone.

 

  1. Too Afraid to Move When the Opportunity Arises

This is a crucial mistake in all multiplayer shooter games, which is the fear of advancing when the opportunity arises. I made this point when I saw my friend who had just played Apex Legends but was still afraid to go forward, even when the enemy had broken the shield many times during fierce battles.

This fear will give the enemy the opportunity to run away or turn around to flank your team. Make a battle where you who previously had the advantage turn around. So, make sure you dare to go forward and finish off all enemies when the opportunity arises. Especially when you hear that two people from the enemy team have broken the shield, because that way the player will be very easily finished.

The key to this multiplayer shooter game besides memorizing the map is not being afraid to go forward / die and learn from mistakes when you die. Embed this in your mind, then you will be able to more or less enjoy the essence of every shooter game that is released or will be released to the market. I personally get annoyed when the other players on the team don’t see the opportunity and execute it. Afraid that executing him will die? Just uninstall and play the simulation game.

 

These are 10 common mistakes that new Apex Legends players still make. Do you still do it often? Or maybe you found other mistakes and tips to be solutions? If so, as usual you can include it in the comments column

FIFA 21 Will Officially Present Internazionale and AC Milan

EA Sports FIFA recently announced a long-term partnership with two big clubs from Italy, namely Inter Milan and AC Milan. This collaboration means the two clubs will appear exclusively in EA Sports FIFA, starting from FIFA 21, which will be released next October 2020.

FIFA 21 game itself presents a lot of changes, ranging from gameplay, to eye sweetener features such as stadiums or jersey matches that are displayed in detail. Through tweets, both clubs show content that will appear in the game, including the red-black and blue-black jersey typical of the two clubs from Milan, and of course the San Siro stadium is full of history.

Quoting from one of the football media, Nick Wlodyka as Vice President & GM of FIFA’s EA SPORTS said. “Collaboration with AC Milan is a form of our commitment to present more interactive experiences in the game to sports fans around the world. As an iconic and accomplished football club, we can’t wait to be able to give AC Milan fans an innovative and interactive playing experience from the EA Sports FIFA game. ”

Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan said. “We welcome EA Sports into the AC Milan family as a premium partner very happily. This collaboration is a symbol of our commitment in presenting interactive experiences to fans from all over the world. EA Sports as a marketleader in the gaming industry, will be the perfect partner to continue the exciting and captivating adventure of creating a new generation of Rossoneri fans. ”

If you look at the promotional video, not only stadiums and typical jerseys will appear in the FIFA 21 game. From AC Milan’s side, there will be figures of legendary players who help AC Milan get their titles, such as Kaka, Andriy Shevchenko, Paolo Maldini, and Pippo Inzaghi.

The competition over the Italian football club’s license between PES and FIFA is indeed being fierce lately. Last time, KONAMI secured a cooperation contract for three years, to display Juventus in the game Pro Evolution Soccer. Cooperation with these two Milan clubs, it was even reported that EA Sports FIFA was obtained after their contract with KONAMI was up.

As long as Pro Evolution Soccer and EA Sports FIFA still co-exist, soccer club licensing wars are not likely to end. Finally the fans who are confused, have to buy FIFA or PES?

4 Games That Still Worth Playing on Mid 2020

Lately the game world is crowded with Role-Playing genre games, also known as RPGs. Now, various developers are endlessly releasing various RPG genre games, both on PC, game consoles, to mobile like Android and iOS. RPG games are related to the story of someone or a group in the game world. The storyline provided by various games is also very satisfying and interesting. For this opportunity, we will share 4 recommended RPG game names that captivate gamers, see the list below.

  1. Dark Souls III

This PC RPG game brings a story and a new world, the storyline of this game will really deepen your emotions. Dark Souls III is a game that has a decent difficulty and a variety of challenging challenges are available. Well, who likes challenging and strategic RPG games?

  1. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age has clear graphic quality that is present to be played on a PC. This game tells the adventures of Vaan, an orphan who wishes to become a Sky Pirates. Zodiac system features will be present to strengthen the characters in your game.

  1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The game that tells the journey of Geralt as a witcher will be faced with various enemies and problems on his journey. The graphics and stories in this best open world game are very good and interesting. Plus his fighting style is also very realistic and quite annoying because the enemies in this game are hard to beat.

  1. Lineage 2 Revolution

Lineage2 Revolution is the latest MMORPG game that is able to provide quality 3D graphics and seems realistic. The best RPG game by Netmarble Games, a big game company from South Korea. The most important thing in this game is character leveling, the higher the character you have, the easier and more items can be opened.

That’s 5 list of the best RPG games that we recommend for you. Come on, get the best playing experience through the 5 rpg game listings above. You will also find a variety of games that have super duper fantastic graphic quality. Curious? Come download the game above to your PC or Android, good luck.

Old 90s Classic PC Games

In the 90s the technology has not developed as rapidly as it is now. Games are plush toys that can only be played on certain devices. The level and type of the game are also classic, not too difficult like most contemporary games.

The tricks and how to play do not drain the brain to set the strategy, even though the old game had an addictive sensation. A little play back memories in childhood, you must have played the old school PC game below!

  1. Bounce Blitz Out

This game is usually a mainstay of girls in the 90s. Because this game contains a collection of colorful girly balls. This game requires us to swap the position of the ball so that it is aligned with the same color.

Because the motives are very diverse we also find it difficult to solve. Not to mention the sensation of being rushed to time when the bomb almost exploded, making hysterical and curious to conquer it.

  1. Vermintz Deluxe

Until now classic game models such as Vermintz Deluxe still exist. But of course with graphics that are still simple, Vermintz is more fun to play. The mission is also not difficult, we only need to run Vermintz to take the golden egg and avoid the challenges ahead. Like crossing the highway, the river, or passing people.

  1. Hamster Ball

Well, this game must be a favorite arcade game for those who like challenges. Because the hamster ball presents a variety of levels and arenas. Although it makes it annoying because the ball containing the hamster is often difficult to control, but when you start playing it you are guaranteed hard to stop. Definitely addicted!

  1. Zuma Deluxe

There is no most legendary game besides zuma deluxe. Yep! This frog with a ball in his mouth is indeed very interesting and makes players never bored to play. In addition to various levels of ball capabilities that can turn into various combos also become excitement when playing this game.

  1. Hang A Roo

90s kids used to test their intelligence through the following word guessing game, yep! Especially if it’s not Hang A Roo. Hang A Roo is a guessing toy that presents a certain clue, if you succeed then the kangaroo manages to break free from the hangers otherwise he will die and frown. Educating and entertaining at the same time.

  1. Solitaire

Another legendary game is Solitaire alias playing cards that are always on every PC. This card game is also very easy to do. We just need to arrange the cards so that the sequence from the smallest to the largest. Even though it’s just that, but every 90s kid must have tried this toy, admit it!

  1. Minesweeper

Playing guessing is the most exciting way to entertain yourself. This was no exception done in a simple game called Minesweeper. This game consists of a box of fields containing small boxes and storing numbers or traps in it. The most exciting thing is when you have almost succeeded in opening all the column numbers, but it turns out the next option is to save a trap, so game over and try from the start. Gosh!

  1. Pinball

Although there is now an original form in the game in the play zone, but pc pinball is the best game of the 90s. This game is very, very simple, how to play, we just need to throw the ball from the spring at the beginning of each game. If you manage to touch all the challenges then the score will go up so high, but if you have been going around but not hit by a single challenge and instead went to the bottom so you will die!

  1. Frenzy feeding

Only in Feeding Frenzy can small fish eat sharks when they reach level 3. Is that right? Game House’s game is really the most memorable when I was in my 90s. Starting from capturing pearls, avoiding yourself from poisonous jellyfish, to successfully conquer the biggest predator at the end of the level. Legendary!

  1. Madagascar

Set in a zoo and contains Madagascar cartoon characters, this last game also can’t be left behind. The dashing male lion is usually a mainstay player who can take a lot of points. Then followed by his funny friends like penguins, hippos, until the zebra who likes to express adorable.

Seeing the games above, it must have made the 90s want to play time, what number do you most like?

Legends of Runeterra – Complex Gameplay with Fresh Concept

Towards the end of 2019, Riot Games showcased the latest lineup of games they will release while celebrating their 10th birthday. After ten years of only developing one game, the Los Angeles-based developer finally expanded, creating games for other genres.

There were a number of games that they exhibited at the time, FPS named project A which is now known as Valorant, the Legends of Runeterra card game, LoL iteration on Mobile called Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics for mobile, and a fighting game project. After some time has passed, the digital card game Legends of Runeterra, which was released on May 1, 2020 yesterday, may be the first game in the line to be released in full.

Although it has a genre of Collectible Card Games (CCG) that tends to be niche, but this game turned out to get a pretty good enthusiasm from gamers, with total downloads reaching more than 1 million in the Play Store when this article was written. Maybe you are now attracted to playing it, but still frustrated for one reason or another.

Maybe you haven’t played because you’ve never played CCG before and are afraid to be faced with a complicated strategy game? Or fail to play for fear of being faced with a pay-to-win game scheme that requires you to go weak to get the coveted card?

But is Legends of Runeterra a digital card game like that? Card games that will intimidate prospective new players because of complicated mechanics or endless card gacha?

To decide whether you will start investing time (and money) in this game, let’s get acquainted first with this digital card game made by Riot. Check out the following review of Legends of Runeterra.

 

CCG With MOBA Sense

Legends of Runeterra (afterwards called Runeterra) is a card game based on the story of one of the most popular MOBA games in the world. If you are a League of Legends player you will definitely see familiar faces in this game, such as Ashe, Garen, or Lux.

If you look at the first trailer of Runeterra, you can also already see how the Champion League of Legends characters turn into cards in the game, which are called the strongest cards in Runeterra.

This also makes me say that the Runeterra card game has a sense of MOBA in the mechanics of the game. No, this is not just because there is a Champion League of Legends in Runeterra, but also because of how the Champion cards work in this game.

If you also play MOBA League of Legends, you certainly understand your job in MOBA is to raise the Champion level so that you have stronger skills, while collecting gold to get items to strengthen physical or magic attacks. Interestingly, Runeterra also has game mechanics like MOBA, which raises levels to make Champion cards stronger.

But the difference is, raising the Champion level in Runeterra isn’t as simple as hitting a Minion. Each Champion has different requirements in order to level up. For example, Garen must attack twice or Braum can level up if it has withstand enemy attacks. Leveled champions will have even more deadly damage or effects.

Another thing that makes Runeterra card games increasingly feels like MOBA is from the way the player gets the win. In MOBA, after your character has become strong, the next task is to keep on crashing, destroying the Turret by Turret until it reaches the core building that must be destroyed, Nexus.

Likewise in Runeterra. Each player has a goal to destroy the enemy Nexus and there are a number of ways that can be done. The simplest way is to summon or summon or place your card on a table or field. Then order the card to attack towards Nexus. There are 20 Hit Points (HP) for Nexus, which will be lost first.

 

How easy is it?

Easy or not we will discuss in the next section. But in general, destroying Nexus in Runeterra is actually not that simple, because there are three types of cards in this game, namely Champion, Follower, and Spells.

Champion and Follower have power in the lower left of the card that indicates attack power, and the HP in the lower right of the card that indicates defensive power. The two cards will remain on the table as long as you still have a cellphone. If the HP runs out, the card will disappear from the game; unless called again with special effects. While on the other hand the Spell can usually only be activated once, then it will disappear after being activated.

Your job as a player here is to make maximum use of these three types of cards so you can destroy enemy Nexus. Champion and follower have the simplest functions, namely attacking Nexus.

While the Spell function is more varied because there is something that can directly damage the Nexus, damage the Champion or Follower, or give the effect of disturbing the enemy.

In general, how to play Runeterra is more or less like the TCG Yu-Gi-Oh card game. You call the card to the table, then tell the monster to attack. If there are no monsters on the enemy table, you can attack directly (if in Runeterra towards Nexus). You can call Spell Card to attack or help make your card stronger.

Then if you have a Trap Card at Yu-Gi-Oh, what about Runeterra? Another interesting thing in Runeterra, which also makes it feel like an MOBA battle, is the order of the streets that keeps changing.

In each turn, players take turns holding the Attack Token as a sign that you have the right to walk first and attack. Then, every time you do something (call Champion / Follower or activate a Spell) the enemy has a turn to respond with whatever they have.

If you use the Yu-Gi-Oh analogy, then you can say the Spell in Runeterra functions like a combination of Trap and Magic Card. Because it runs alternately continuously, the spell can be activated at any time. Therefore, Runeterra has three levels of spell speed, namely Slow, Fast, and Burst.

Slow Spells can only be activated outside the battle phase. When activated, enemies can respond with the spells they have. Fast Spell can be activated before or during the battle phase, enemies can also respond to this Spell. Finally, the Burst Spell, can be activated at any time, immediately active immediately, and cannot be responded by the enemy.

The responding action stops when the Attack Token owner advances the troops (Champion / Follower) and enters the fighting phase. In the battle phase, the defender can no longer summon any troops, can only Block with troops that are already in the field, or respond with Fast Spells.

After the defender activates the Spell, selects the enemy forces that his attack wants to hold, the Attack Token owner then attacks, the amount of damage is calculated, then the Attack Token owner has the last chance to take one more action, which the enemy can still respond to.

When attacking, Legends of Runeterra also presents an interesting feature called Oracle Eye. This feature can be in the middle between two Nexus in the attack phase.

This feature allows you to look into the future, the results of all the battles of troops and spells that are activated. If you are not good at calculating or not sure how the effect of the spell you will use, this feature will help you understand the outcome of the battle.

All actions of summoning troops and activating Spells will use Mana. The game starts with 1 mana, and continues to increase by 1 mana in each round. If you do nothing, Mana will be saved in addition to activating the Spell later.

In my opinion, the changing game mechanics also make Runeterra feel like a MOBA battle. Because in MOBA you have to be good at managing the resources you have, skills or mana, as well as in Runeterra.

 

Is Runeterra Friendly For Beginners?

This problem becomes important in the discussion of a game, especially CCG games like Runeterra. The complexity of the game will usually make players discourage trying. Moreover, the CCG genre is often labeled as a “thinking game”, which makes many players lazy at the beginning because they do not want to think when playing the game.

After reading my explanation above about the general mechanics of the game, are you already dizzy? Oh calm, that’s not all, because the longer you play, the more you have to accept the fact that Runeterra will take you diving into intricate and exciting mechanics.

Although this game is complicated, but I can still say that Runeterra is friendly for beginners. One reason is because the Riot Games effort explains how to play Runeterra through the presentation of an intensive set of tutorials.

Everything I discussed at the beginning of the article will be taught when you first log into the game. You will be taught what Nexus is, how to attack and defend, how to work Champion, Attack Token, what is Mana Point, and how to activate and classify Spells.

But salute to Riot Games who try hard to teach the game mechanism Runeterra to players. When you enter the game, on the Play menu, you can choose the Challenges menu which contains an intensive course to understand how the various cards work in Runeterra.

In this section you will be taught how to work a variety of Keywords, aka keywords from card effects in the game. For example, the Challenge titled Overwhelming Force teaches you how to work, and the effectiveness of using cards with the keyword Overwhelm. Cards with Overwhelm (Champion Darius, for example) can deal damage that goes through Nexus if you have a difference in the number of attack cards with the HP of the defensive card.

Riot also encourages players to challenge because we will receive XP prizes to increase progress rewards, which I will explain later in the section on the Legends of Runeterra monetization scheme. New challenges will also always be present, when Runeterra introduces new Keywords.

For example, when the Rising Tides update was present when the official release of Runeterra introduced the Bilgewater region, Riot immediately presented 4 new Challenges: The Deep Dive to introduce the Keywords Deep effect, Plunder Pays for the Plunder Keywords effect, Easy Pickings to introduce the Vulnerable Keywords, and Barrel to Victory which introduce the workings of the Powder Keg mechanism.

Don’t worry, what is in Challenges is just the surface of the full range of Keywords in Runeterra. Because until now, more or less there are about 40 more Keywords in Runeterra that you must understand and learn.

Already dizzy? Same with me, too. But don’t worry, at the beginning of the game you are given a “Starter Deck” from the 6 initial regions in Runeterra, to learn how to play and optimize the basic cards.

Perhaps one thing lacking from Challenges is that it does not teach characteristics and interactions between regions. The Region Mechanism is the way the Runeterra card game tells the world of League of Legends. Until now, there are 7 regions in the Runeterra card game, there are Bilgewater, Demacia, Freljord, Ionia, Noxus, and Shadow Isle.

Each region has its own characteristics that can be combined with other regions. For example if you want to make the enemy unable to move, you can combine the Freljord Region which can stop enemy movement with Ionia which also has a lot of mechanics that make the enemy distracted.

But certainly, the experience of playing League of Legends will also help you to understand this game faster. Having been playing League of Legends since 2012, helped me understand the picture of how Champion works. So because I know that Braum is a Tank hero who likes to withstand attacks, then I already have an idea how to use Braum to its full potential in Runeterra.

Another thing that makes it easier for me to understand Runeterra is probably my experience playing Yu-Gi-Oh card games in the PlayStation era. At a minimum, when I started playing I could immediately murmur, “Oh it turns out this game is similar to Yu-Gi-Oh,” and no need to be confused anymore.

 

Amazing Artwork, and Visual Variations that Spoil the Eye

Okay, you might already be tired of reading the discussion of Runeterra’s game mechanics, which were initially simple, but are becoming increasingly … confusing. A little break, let’s take a moment to see how Riot presents Legends of Runeterra audio and visual.

One that I like the most is how when you open the game immediately the game with the image of Ashe standing on an iceberg with the sun rising in the eastern horizon, while accompanied by a song with a solemn violin like the typical music of the elf kingdom in the colossal film Lord of the Ring.

The main menu is equally delicious. At one time you will be faced with a view of Jinx on the roof of the house to see the atmosphere of the city of Piltover on a quiet night. At other times your spirit can also be triggered by the image of Darius shouting war cry to the troops of Noxus who are preparing to colonize other Region in Runeterra.

Artwork from each card is also another visual aspect in Runeterra that successfully spoiled the eyes. So maybe, if you are tired of playing because you keep losing, you can pause, open the Cards menu, and see the Artwork of each card. Moreover, the card artwork also features a story that increasingly brings you into the world of Runeterra.

One card I like the most in Artwork and stories is the Cithria of Cloudfield card from the Demacia Region. The visuals and explanation of this card succeeded in presenting the atmosphere of the story of a girl who aspired to become a Demacia army, because she heard the heroic story of her mother fighting on the battlefield defending the name of the kingdom of Demacia.

Unfortunately, serving artwork spoiled the eyes in Runeterra is only limited to Champion and Followers. On the Spell card, while still presenting a description that has a story, but the visual presented is quite limited because it does not present full-screen Artwork like on a Champion or Follower card.

The next thing that seems to me to be visually inspiring is the cool animation presented in Runeterra. The evocative visual has also been felt since we are in the main menu. Transitions between menus are always decorated with simple, yet eye-catching animations.

Going into battle, in my opinion there are at least two things in terms of animation that make Legends of Runeterra visually evocative. First is the presence of an interactive Guardian accompanying us when the duel is being held.

Guardian is not really a feature that affects anything in the game, but only the eye conditioning that adorns your board. The funny thing is, Guardians are interactive, which will take action if you swipe or tap on it.

Poro’s Guardian, which is free, for example, will give you a big tantrum or yawn response if you tap it on its head quickly and too often. Although it doesn’t help in the game, at least Poro can be a solace when your hands are ugly, or the enemy shows a dominating game.

Apart from Guardian, another visual addition that is no less interesting is the Sticker and also the skin for the Board where you play. Sticker is your only means of communicating with enemies. Usually this is used to joke with enemies when there are adorable moments in the game.

The skin for the board where you play is also another visual that spoil your eyes. The most basic skin board is Summoner’s Riftt, but you can buy skins for this board, starting with the theme of Region in Runeterra or a certain Champion. Each Board not only spoil the visual, but also has a distinctive song from each of them that spoil the ear.

So far, Jinx’s Mayhem has become my favorite skin board, because it is not only visually eccentric, but also has a dark-electro genre theme song that matches the personality of the Champion Jinx.

Pay or Grind to Win?

Many people assume that card games are usually pay-to-win. For those of you who have played several times or have friends who play TCG or CCG games, you may already be familiar with the Booster Pack or Loot Box, a gacha box that contains random cards. Interestingly, Legends of Runeterra actually has a quite different monetization scheme.

Maybe Runeterra is a CCG card game that doesn’t use the Booster Pack system. All cards here can be purchased with a choice of 3 currencies, namely Wildcards, Shards, or Coins (Premium currency). Wildcards and Shards can be obtained by playing diligently or grinding.

Wildcard and Shard’s main sources come from Region Rewards. Region Rewards functions more or less like the Battle Pass in Dota 2, which has many levels, and has attractive prizes for each level. Region Rewards level can be obtained by continuing to play.

You can get XP when you play, whether it’s winning or losing, doing a daily quest, or playing a Challenge. But the amount of XP gained in one day has a limit. If you have reached the limit, you will only get around 100 XP if you win, and get nothing when you lose.

Not only that, there are still other sources that make it easy for you to complete your collection of cards in Runeterra. There is a Daily Login that has become a hallmark of many gamemobile, Weekly Vault which are both collected through XP, and the last is Expedition,

Expedition itself is arguably like Draft Mode. Expedition game mode can be followed by using Coin, Shards, or Expedition Tokens obtained from Weekly Vault. In Expedition Mode you are asked to make a deck of several card options presented by the system. After the deck is finished, you will be pitted by other players who also follow this mode. The more wins, the better prize you receive. Conversely, if you have lost 4 times, then your trip will stop and get a little prize.

Riot Games doesn’t seem to talk nonsense when it comes to wanting to make Runeterra a fair card game, both for free-to-play players and those who invest in buying cards. With this system, casual players who are free-to-play are still able to have the opportunity to compete with paid players, provided they are diligent in playing.

Moreover, being a paid player is also not detrimental in Runeterra. Because players don’t need to mess around because of Gacha on disadvantaged days. You can freely make any deck and immediately buy the card you need, without the hassle of scavenging for Loot Boxes or Booster Packs.

Looking at this mechanism, it seems that the only difference between free and paid players is time. Free players take longer to get the cards they want, while paid players only need to click a purchase to get a card.

 

Version 1.0 is still lacking

Legends of Runeterra entered version 1.0 when it was released on May 1, 2020 yesterday. Even though it has been officially released, I still feel that Legends of Runeterra is like being in an open-beta phase.

Why? Because in my opinion there are still many features that are actually important, but not yet presented in Legends of Runeterra. Some of the features that had become a conversation in the community were the absence of match history, replays, statistics, and spectate friends.

Indeed these 3 features become something important, especially when talking about the readiness of Legends of Runeterra as esports. In competitions, especially those that are online, match history is the only evidence to report wins. Although there is already a feature to challenge friends on the friend list, without Match History the victory cannot be proven.

Then in addition, features such as statistics, replays, or spectate friend also become another important feature to make Runeterra a competitive game. Statistics and replays can help players learn the game themselves.

When did he make a wrong move? What can be corrected from the defeat he experienced before? What card is ineffective and must be replaced? The three become a number of things that players can do with the presence of statistics and replays features.

While spectate friend is an important feature to make the match on Runeterra be watched by many audiences. Because if we talk about esports, we are not only talking about competition, but also talking about how to make the match presented to the audience.

Finally, although it might not be that important, I feel that Legends of Runeterra still lacks a collection of audio or visual cosmetics that can be enjoyed. One example is the type of Board, Guardian, and Card Back cosmetics which are still fairly limited. This is certainly expected to increase over time, because in addition to buying cards, cosmetic items are also no less important in adding fun to the playing experience.

The last thing is probably about graphics optimization. For now the actual graphics optimization of Runeterra is quite good, but there are still things that can actually be improved even more. One example is animation when Champion levels up.

On mobile platforms, frame-drop occurs several times when Champion levels up, because the animation does indeed require intensive graphic computing. Another thing from frame-rate graphics optimization for platformmobile. Legends of Runeterra itself is a cross-platform game between PC and Mobile. Unfortunately, frame rates of 60 fps are currently only available for PC platforms, while frame-rate Mobile platforms are locked at 30 fps.

 

Conclusion

In the end, Legends of Runeterra might be the only CCG that managed to incite me to try, even addicted to playing it. I feel that at least there are several factors that make Runeterra attractive to me who actually prefers fast-tempo games like FPS and MOBA. These factors are:

  • The League of Legends theme made me curious about the game for Runeterra’s world story
  • Fast-paced interactive gameplay that allows you to still do something even if you are holding on
  • Great animation from battles, which sometimes makes me forget that this is a card game
  • Successful Daily Login, Daily Quest and Region Rewards systems keep me motivated to keep playing to get new cards and strengthen my deck.
  • The Booster Pack and Loot Box features that are removed make the player paid so they don’t have to mess around with Gacha.

But that does not mean Runeterra is a game without gaps. I feel there are still some shortcomings in this game, which although a little, but quite felt. Some of these include:

  • Cosmetic choices are still limited.
  • There is no high frame-rate option for mobile.
  • Challenge Mode that does not explain the interaction between Regions.
  • The absence of features for the needs of esports in version 1.0 of Legends of Runeterra such as match history, replays, statistics, or spectate friends.
  • Lack of language that might make players in Indonesia so reluctant to try because of difficulty learning the mechanism of the Legends of Runeterra game that is quite complicated.
  • The large number of keywords, which might make the game more complicated later.

So is Runeterra worth a try? In my opinion this is a game that is too bad to miss, especially for you lovers of League of Legends. If you don’t play League of Legends though, this game is still worth a try because it offers a fairly fresh concept in the CCG genre game.

PewDiePie Officially Collaborates with YouTube Gaming

Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg signed an exclusive contract with YouTube Gaming. He made this announcement one year after he did exclusive streaming on DLive, a blockchain-based live-streaming site.

For almost 10 years, Kjellberg managed to maintain its position as one of the most popular content creators on YouTube. Having 104 million subscribers, PewDiePie is YouTube’s channel with the second highest number of subscribers. YouTube also revealed, overall, the PewDiePie channel has received 25 billion views. That way, PewDiePie becomes the most successful individual channel in YouTube history.

“YouTube has been my place for more than 10 years. Now, I am constantly looking for new ways to create content and interact with fans around the world. So it makes sense for me to do live broadcasts on YouTube, “Kjellberg said, according to the Insider report. “Live-streaming will be my focus in 2020 and beyond. Working with YouTube and trying new features from them is a very interesting prospect for me. “

According to SuperData, revenue from the game content industry in 2019 will reach US $ 6.5 billion. Therefore, don’t be surprised if giant technology companies are interested in providing streaming game platforms, from Amazon with Twitch, Google with YouTube Gaming, Facebook with Facebook Gaming, to Microsoft with Mixer.

In the past year, Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and Mixer have also been competing to get exclusive cooperation contracts with well-known streamers. For example, last year, Mixer successfully established an exclusive partnership with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek. While YouTube Gaming managed to hook Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott, Elliott “Muselk” Watkins, and Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter.

At present, Twitch is still the number one streaming game platform. Although many streamers have moved to other platforms, not a few streamers have decided to stay on Twitch. One of them is Imane “Pokimane” Anys. In the midst of the corona virus pandemic, Twitch’s audience rose sharply. In fact, in Q1 2020, almost all major streaming game platforms experienced an increase in total watch time.

Rainbow Six Siege Operator Update: Iana and Oryx Guide

With the announcement of the Operation Void Edge update, two new operators at Rainbow Six Siege were introduced, namely Nienke “Iana” Meijer and Saif “Oryx” Al Hadid. With unique abilities that are different from previous operators, Iana and Oryx will give a new color in the game. In this article, I will explain the advantages that each of these new operators have.

Before discussing his unique ability, the Gemini Replicator, I will first discuss the primary weapon. Because not a few players who choose operators with good primary weapon reasons. Iana has ARX200 and G36C which are easy to control recoil. In addition, the damage from the ARX200 is relatively large (47 damage). Supposedly, the ARX200 will be more popular to choose than the G36C. And many players will choose Iana because of the ARX200 that he has.

Intel’s gathering is the main ability of Iana. Seeing he has 2 drones plus Gemini Replicator. In total there are three tools for him to gather information about the enemy. In our opinion, Iana is very useful in planting conditions. Iana will use information about the location of the enemy when the bomb defuser has been installed. With this information, Iana can rotate easily to protect the bomb defuser. Because of this, Mute operators should be increasingly popular to deter intel gathering.

In addition to gathering information, Iana is also useful to outwit her opponents. Just like Alibi in the defender position, the hologram issued also has the potential to make the opponent confused. His opponent will wonder whether this is the real Iana or not. Arguably like mind games, it is very difficult for the enemy to detect the original Iana or hologram. There are several devices that can detect Iana, namely Maestro’s Evil Eye and the Bulletproof Camera gadget. Because, Evil Eye will detect enemies with white silhouettes. This is because the Evil Eye also detects the heat of his opponent’s body. If Iana’s hologram is seen in Evil Eye, there won’t be any white silhouette because the hologram doesn’t have body heat.

In conclusion, Iana is an operator with intelligence gathering capabilities plus a good primary weapon. There is no reason for anyone not to buy it.

Oryx’s weapons are also easy to use. Despite having a small damage, MP5 is not difficult to adjust its recoil. But Oryx’s MP5 was not given ACOG, in contrast to Doc or Rook. Oryx also has a barbed wire that is useful for detecting enemy arrivals. Baliff 410 as a secondary weapon will be very useful for Oryx to make rotations for him. What I mean by rotation here is not breakable walls but hatches that he can use with his unique abilities.

Oryx can do rotations that are not possible by other operators. Namely rotating by climbing a hatch. Oryx can rotate very quickly with this ability. He can also choose to directly climb or cling to look around first.

Many talk about Remah Dash because it can break breakable walls. But we more see the advantage of Crumb Dash in its ability to run fast. Even with a short distance, Remah Dash will greatly help Oryx to move faster. Remah Dash will also be a counter for teams that use operators with shields such as Montagne or Blitz. The reason is when Remah Dash hits the enemy, it will give a knock down effect for a few seconds which is enough for Oryx to finish him.

The essence of Oryx here is rapid rotation. With Remah Dash, being able to climb the hatch plus Baliff 410 as a secondary weapon makes Oryx the master of the map.

Most Awaited Mobile Games in 2020

With the rapid development of technology, the development of mobile games is one thing that is anticipated. Maybe you generation of the 90s still remember when the mobile game there is only Snake or Fruit Ninja as a pastime filler. Now? You can play MOBA, FPS, and even Battle Royale on mobile, which also develops into esports. In 2020, of course technology will become more advanced, and Android games will also be more interesting. What Android games will be available in 2020?

  1. Apex Legends Mobile

This game has actually been a rumor for some time among gamers. Many rumors say that Apex Legends will be published for mobile so it can be played by anyone. Starting with rumors, the developer Electronic Arts finally confirmed the presence of the Apex Legends android game.

However, there is no further information related to the release date or form of the game that will be released later. Some say, this will be the direct port version. This means that Apex Legends android games will not be like PUBG Mobile, which is like gamestandalone on mobile. If it is true that the Apex Legends android game is direct-port, then it will more or less look like Fortnite Mobile, where players can cross-play with players on a PC or console.

  1. Diablo Immortal

At the opening of BlizzCon 2018, Activision Blizzard announced its newest game which will be released on mobile. The game is Diablo Immortal. Suddenly, this announcement made the fans rampage. No, the reason is not because Diablo Immortal was announced, but from Blizzard announcing it which immediately ruined the expectations of fans who have come passionately to BlizzCon.

But, that does not mean this android game is not worth waiting for in 2020. One reason is because it’s as simple as this game looks very promising with good graphics and action-packed gameplay. Quoting from Gamespot, the Diablo Immortal alpha test is planned to be present in 2020. Compiled with NetEase from China, Diablo Immortal still has no official release date yet.

  1. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered

As one of Square Enix’s most successful franchisegames, it’s no wonder that the Final Fantasy game series continues to come with new stories. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle itself is actually a game that was released in 2003 and has a RPG co-op genre. After 15 years have passed, Square Enix finally announced it would make a remake of the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle, and will release it late last 2019.

However, due to various technical obstacles, the release of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles continued to be delayed. Had been postponed so January 23, 2020, now finally the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicle is rumored to be released in the summer, or the third quarter of 2020 later. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is a cross-platform game that can be played on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

  1. Path of Exile Mobile

This game made by Grinding Gear Games succeeded in providing a play experience like Diablo, but with its own characteristics in the form of a fast-paced fight. First released on PC in 2013, this game itself has grown until finally also released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Now, the next development is the mobile version. The issue of Path of Exile Mobile first appeared in November 2019, in an event titled ExileCon. However, Chris Wilson CEO of Grinding Gears said that this title is an “experimental” game title. He tends to be careful and does not want to make a wrong move like Blizzard. So the full release date of this game is still a question mark, because its development can continue to stop, depending on comments from fans.

  1. Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad

First announced at E3 2019, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad is a game with the Real-Time Strategy genre. This game by Ubisoft still continues the Tom Clancy series, which raises the character of police agents from various parts of the world with special abilities from each of them. So in this game, you can see characters from Rainbow Six: Siege, like Caveira, Montagne, or even the legendary character Sam Fisher from the Splinter Cell series.

Looking at the trailer announcement, this game is likely to involve a hero collection, which allows you to gather characters from various Tom Clancy series and make the best troops to defeat terror in the world. However, the release date for this game is still tentative, although it is certain to be released on Android first.

  1. Teamfight Tactics Mobile

Since 2009 Riot Games initially only focused on developing League of Legends. Until finally they stepped on their tenth birthday and decided to develop various other games apart from League of Legends. Through a special streaming broadcast called Riot Pls: 10th Anniversary Edition – League of Legends. They announced their plans for the future, including releasing an Auto Battler League of Legends iteration called Teamfight Tactics to the mobile platform.

Quoting from Dexerto TFT Mobile is rumored to be released for most countries in the world in mid-March. Later this game will be played cross-platform between PC and mobile. For now, you can pre-register on the TFT Mobile Play Store page below.

  1. League of Legends: Wild Rift

Last and most eagerly awaited is the League of Legends Wild Rift. After MOBA battles on mobile that have not stopped since from 2018, finally the “MOBA boss” intervened. It was equally announced when Riot Pls: 10th Anniversary Edition – League of Legends, Wild Rift immediately got a lot of attention for showing a very promising trailer.

However, his presence also raised a question mark. Will this game be as successful as League of Legends? Regarding the release date, Riot Games cannot confirm anything. They only say that Wild Rift will be released at the end of 2020. For the time being, you can pre-register first on the official Wild Rift page.

Although there are many interesting android games that will be released in 2020, unfortunately most of the release date is still uncertain. We players of mobile games seem to have to be extra patient waiting for those games to be released, especially League of Legends: Wild Rift.

Nintendo Online Service Down

In the midst of some of the world’s citizens more active at home, the impact of the widespread outbreak of corona, Nintendo online services can not be accessed more than nine hours.

Nintendo website states that the entire service network is affected from 4.56 am to 1.45 pm local time, Nintendo eShop is down for Switch users in both the United States and in the UK, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online functions are also inaccessible in the UK.

Not just Nintendo, other online game services also experienced the same thing this week. Xbox Live is down for about two hours, while Discord game chat service also has difficulty being accessed.

This is bad news for all those who are working from home, isolating themselves to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 corona virus.

The non-game service, Microsoft Teams, also went down yesterday. The incident was right when European working hours began, because most people on the continent logged in to start working remotely, The Verge was quoted Wednesday.