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ESL: Largest eSport tournament in the Commerzbank Arena

Turtle Entertainment, the ESL league operator, will be hosting the world’s best Dota 2 teams at ESL One Frankfurt on June 28th and 29th. The venue is none other than the Commerzbank Arena, home of the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and World Cup stadium of the 2006 World Cup.

A capacity of over 35,000 spectators makes the tournament the biggest Dota 2 spectacle of all time. Instead of the usual music legends, such as Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, or Madonna, the stadium is filled this time with Dota 2 and his fans.

While in Brazil, the footballers determine their world champion, in Frankfurt, the Dota 2 elite fights for a prize pool of over $ 200,000, which can continue to grow with the help of a special community action. The teams include fan favorites such as Natus Vincere, fnatic, or Alliance, who have already won all major tournaments in the past.

With this event the global eSport market leader, the Electronic Sports League, starts the ESL One tournament series, which emerges from the former EMS One. The ESL One promises even more action, even more emotions and even more entertainment for all eSport enthusiasts.

“Dota 2 was the first game with a prize pool in excess of $ 1 million, and we’re excited to fill a stadium with this game for the first time this year. With a capacity of over 35,000 seats, ESL One Frankfurt 2019 is ready to celebrate the biggest eSport spectacle in Dota 2, “said Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director of Pro Gaming for Turtle Entertainment. “Our brand new ESL One Season will bring together the best teams in the Dota 2 world for action. I am looking forward to seeing these finals on the stage of such a famous stadium. With the goal of creating legendary eSports moments, ESL One Frankfurt will be just the first of many high-profile events in the years to come. “

Review: EA Sports UFC

Once again we have to make a small console trip, because Electronic Arts indulges us the new UFC Game unfortunately only on the NextGen consoles and not on the PC. What the franchise has to offer in the first attempt under the flag of EA Sports, you read in our judgment.

EA Sports UFC is the successor of THQ’s UFC games after the license was sold to EA by the insolvent publisher. The latter of course have plenty of experience with compelling sports games and treat the new EA Sports UFC with the great Ignite Engine, which also made FIFA 19 a spectacle on NextGens. EA Sports UFC looks equally great on Playstation 4 and XBOX One and the presentation of the fighters and arenas is unparalleled in the fighting genre.

EA Sports UFC offers a comprehensive, but unfortunately hardly sufficient tutorial, because the gameplay is extremely complex and hardly suitable for those who consider EA Sports UFC as a spanking game that you can just intervene in between. Because EA Sports UFC is a true-to-life simulation that wants to be learned in many hours before you can record it in online mode with others. The well-staged career mode also serves as a story mode and extended tutorial, in which you learn to deal with his self-made fighter and improved it with development points to make him the Ultimate Fighter champion. Numerous stars from the current UFC Roster are available as opponents.

The fight in EA Sports UFC is much more complex than you would expect in a fighting game. The skill points of the fighters are important, but more important are timing and your own skills on the gamepad. Who does not master the individual combat phases, even against the AI ​​hardly has a chance. While standing, EA Sports UFC is still more like a normal fighting game, because it has to be beaten and kicked. In the Grapple as well as on the ground and in submission maneuvers, a strategy comes to fruition, to which non-MMA fans have to get used to. But if you let it go, EA Sports UFC will be a game of great long-term motivation. Regrettably, however, the fighting lacks a bit of dynamism and power. We have seen better in older boxing games and also in the predecessors of THQ.

Verdict – Wolfenstein: The New Order

Better late than never. It took a while, because I’ve just come to Wolfenstein: The New Order to gamble, but here is still my opinion of the shooter. By the way, the Nazis built huge robots and won the war. Do not you think so? Well then Wolfenstein: The New Order and let you teach a better one.

That’s a thing with fictional history. The line between “Hell Yeah” and “old Swede is that silly” is always quite narrow in such a case. So it is all the more gratifying that Wolfenstein: The New Order never deviates from this fine line and conjures a pretty cool, fictitious story on the screen. For in Wolfenstein: The New Order, the Nazis won the war and hold the world with fat robots in their iron grip.

Wolfenstein: The New Order – B.J. Blazkowicz still has it
As always, you slip into the skin of William Joseph “B.J” Blazkowicz and go for an action-packed Nazi hunt. Anything that gets moved with one of the many different weapons that you can “dual” in most cases, just barked away. Thus, the basic concept, which has been attracting more or less successfully through the Wolfenstein Games for years, has been explained on the whole. Wolfenstein has some small special features: The New Order but still to offer.

It starts with the fact that Wolfenstein: The New Order is staged quite impressively and is permeated with many cutscenes and a nice story. The mix of humor and sometimes quite violent story elements, in combination with the sometimes really interesting characters, forms a solid framework for a good shooter. The fact that you can simply cut parts of the environment with a kind of sweat-ratchet, provides in Wolfenstein: The New Order every now and then for some variety. Although I would have liked a bit more variety, the design of the level. Clearly gray walls and martial-looking building complexes match the theme of the game, but one to two more levels in the imposing outdoor areas would not have hurt either. For every time you look at Wolfenstein’s magnificently realized world, The New Order, at least I wish I could go there on a Nazi hunt.

But that’s only half as much, because if Wolfenstein: The New Order does something really good, then it’s probably action. And that’s what it all comes down to in an official shooter. Not true Call of Duty? Less bombast cinema and a little more shooter would do you good again.

Minecraft does not come on Steam

Notch is full of (legitimate) praise for Steam and Valve in the blog post commenting on whether Minecraft will ever be released on Steam. The reasons that Notch calls the same are the ones that keep falling in the discussion about EA-Steam collaboration.

Being on Steam limits a lot of what we do with the game, and how we’re allowed to talk to our users. We (probably?) Would not be able to say, sell or have a market place on minecraft.net. It would effectively split the Minecraft community into two parts, where only some of the players access all the weird content we want to add to the game.

It’s a small word, but here makes the subtle difference to EA: the whole “weird”, the whole strange content that Mojang still wants to do with Minecraft, is a good argument. Unlike EA, Mojang has clear ideas about what content might be causing problems. That EA with such ideas behind the mountain holds, is not exactly trustworthy. At EA we are annoyed by it, if Battlefield 3 does not appear on Steam. At Notch we understand. Not least because Notch simply says bluntly what’s up. “Openess is awesome,” says Notch. He is right.

Diablo release: Blizzard is playing it safe

Saying nothing better than saying something wrong: that seems to be the roadmap for the release of Diablo 3 at Blizzard. Within this quarter, the external beta-testing of Diablo 3 should begin – and yet Blizzard can not nail down on a release date yet. In particular, if the recently announced features such as the real money auction house, the game is of course again in the center of attention – and where is talked about Diablo 3, is talked about the release date.

Mike Morhaime said stoically, “We are still working hard to bring the game to market before the end of the year; however, at the moment we are not yet able to announce a release date “. “We’ll know more when the beta is up and we’ll know more when we put the new systems to the test. It’s a brand new infrastructure, with a lot of complex moving parts. “

It seems Blizzard wants to wait for the beta feedback to see if any corrections can be made before the end-year business. Quite typical of Blizzard and the quality work the studio has been delivering for decades. So reasonable. So damned reasonable. Diablo 3 is the only game that I would also buy and play completely banished with shouts of joy. Leave the beta off, you’ll pat them on anyway anyway! Just post it, make it like the indie people, main thing with it!

Facts about Battlefield 3

At Gamescom, Electronic Arts has just released a long list of features for “Battlefield 3,” which we took on one-on-one from battlefield3gamer.com because we did not feel like translating and preferred a well-groomed “Bad Company 2” round to have. Final score Nekhster – Cage 61:29. Grrr ….

Key Features

Play Your Way In The Biggest Battlefield Ever! From city streets to open rural landscapes, Battlefield 3 offers unparalleled depth and gameplay variety. Classic ‘Rush’ and ‘Conquest’ modes are complemented by newly introduced ‘Team Death Match’ for an instant action fix.

Extensive Co-op Campaign: Unique maps and missions are available for players to tackle online with a friend, using co-op specific gameplay features. Co-op missions tie into the single player story.

Powerful Social Features in Battlelog: Players will never go into battle alone thanks to Battlelog’s powerful new community features. Players can build their platoon, communicate with other gamers and compare their multiplayer with friends and foes alike. Battlelog is free on all platforms.

Frostbite 2-Enabled Destruction: Frostbite 2 creates a whole new level of life-like destruction. Enhanced large and small scale destruction now has a tactical purpose. Chip away at cover, blow holes in walls, deform the terrain, and bring down the entire building façades on enemies.

Ultimate Vehicle Warfare: The signature Battlefield vehicle warfare experience is even richer and more rewarding. Damaged vehicles can now retreat or be defended until they are automatically damaged.

Accessible Team Play: Battlefield 3 offers fine-tuned team-play possibilities and accessibility for newcomers. Team-play is key for players to reach dominance on the battlefield.

Personalized Dog Tags: Players can express their individuality with their own dog tag that gets displayed to defeated enemies. Players choose a design with a dynamically tracked in-game stat that expresses their personality and play style.

The Physical Battlefield: Use the environment to your advantage. Deploy your machine gun bipod on any mountable surface for greater accuracy. Claim the dog day of enemies via skillful knife takedowns. Lay down suppressive fire to limit the combat capabilities of enemies.

Enhanced Persistence: Battlefield 3. The depth and vast range of unlockable weapons, vehicles, upgrades, and tools will keep you safe.

Dota 2 review – the most popular game of our time

Welcome, dear readers. In May of this year, the next Dota 2 Championship will take place. The prize fund of the past tournament was 28 million dollars. Cool? Not that word!

For the opening of a new tournament, the team our site has prepared a lot of exciting material on the game. And we begin our review of Dot 2 with a general description of the game, and when you read it completely, you will understand why this game is so popular among players from all over the world. Sit back, we begin.

Story line? No, not heard

Imagine that the storyline is completely absent. Instead of many hours of passing the plot, you immediately fall into the arena of the battle of the forces of good and evil. We immediately say that there is no fundamental difference between them, and the choice of the side is carried out randomly. Much more important in this game is not the side for which you play, but the hero that is under your control. That is why it is important to choose the right character. We will talk about how to do this later.

The vast majority of characters are modified copies of the heroes and conventional units of WarCraft 3, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses, as well as its own background. Thus, the main feature of Dota 2 is not in the plot, but in its characters and gameplay.

We tell about the gameplay

Dota is a team game. Immediately after the start of the game, teams enter the arena of the battle of the forces of Light (Radiant) and Darkness (Dire). Battles take place in the format of 5 to 5, and can last from 40-50 minutes to several hours. The task of each team is to destroy the throne of their opponents.

Before you go into battle, you need to choose a hero from 111 characters. By the way, the 112th hero will be coming soon. The choice is impressive! Over time, you will learn to make the right choice based on who will stand up to you. Each character has at least 4 abilities, with the possibility of strengthening each of them. And the higher the level of ability or spell, the greater the effect it gives. We will tell you more about the characters and their skills in our next articles – it will be interesting!

In the battle, your hero will receive experience points for which you can learn new skills and spells. And after the end of the game, the whole experience is reset, and the next time you will have to start the hero’s “pumping” again. This is a key feature of Dota, thanks to which each battle is unique.

In addition to experience points, your character will receive gold, which can be purchased artifacts in the shop. These artifacts increase the stats of the hero and provide additional abilities, so you can’t do without them. But to buy everything will not work, because the volume of the backpack is limited to 6 items. On the map there are several shops. One shop on the base, one shop on the lines top and bottom, and two secret shops.

All actions occur on the same location. In the lower left corner is the base of the forces of light, and in the upper right – the citadel of the forces of darkness. The bases are communicated in three passes: the upper (top), central (mid), and bottom (bottom). On each line there are 2 towers, and units (creeps) of the forces of Light and Darkness move along these lines. The opposing territories are separated by a river flowing exactly in the middle of the map.

At the beginning of the game, the main collisions of creeps and heroes take place on the river, and only then the fighting moves closer to the bases. The thrones of the forces of Light and Darkness are strengthened even more, so it’s not so easy to get through to them. But you have to destroy them to win – in the following articles, read about how to do it.

Additional intrigue introduces fog of war, because of which you can not see what is happening throughout the territory. This fog “dissipates” only at a small radius from heroes, allied units, buildings and wards.

Reasons for popularity

Dota 2 is not the first MOVA game – Multiplayer Online Battleground Arena. But what made it so popular among other online games?

  • The MOBA genre itself is relatively new and combines the strategy and role-playing part that attracts fans of these genres.
  • Exciting and driving gameplay, makes players return again and again.
  • Dota 2 has no special competitors in its field, except, perhaps, League of Legends. The rest of the projects of this genre are a little underdeveloped to their level.
  • Permanent tournaments with huge prize pools make excellent advertising. For example, during The International, the stream of this event can be seen on the main twitch.tv. This event attracts millions of players from all over the world, which makes DotA even more popular.

We could find quite a few flaws. Someone may not agree with us, and count more, but so far the results are as follows:

Your team may be an aggressive and unbalanced person who will interfere and give unflattering comments. This sometimes happens, so you need to be calm – it can be a streamer, which thus attracts people to its stream. For such personalities there is a useful option. Called “mute”. This way you can silence the microphone and messages of any player of your team. That is, you will not hear him and will not see the message from him in the chat.

You can “hang” in DotA hours for 5, or even lose track of time. Whether this is a disadvantage or not is up to you.

In any case, there are more pluses than minuses. This is confirmed by the number of active players, the number of which exceeded 11 million people – this is a lot. A championship broadcast attracts a huge number of fans of e-sports around the world, which gives an even greater influx of people into the project.

As already mentioned, we have prepared many useful articles that will be useful both for beginners and experienced players. Wait for the next article in a few days, where we will talk about the system requirements of the game.

Write your comments, we will discuss. And, perhaps, in a year or two our materials and discussions will help you become champions in Dota 2. We wish you all success. See you soon, bye bye.

CS GO

Hello. In touch team Mulligan-eSport. In June of this year, computer sports in the world moved to a new stage of development. Cybersport was entered in the register of official sports. One of the most popular disciplines in this area is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Championships are held regularly, and prizes for winning range from a few thousand to a million dollars.

Today we will publish a review of CS GO, where we will talk about the game as a whole and explain the reasons for its popularity. And at the end we will give one life hacking – read carefully.

A little about the basics of the game

Initially, a small guide for beginners. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a multiplayer online first-person shooter. Release date of the CS GO – August 2012. More than four years have passed, but the game remains popular today: various tournaments and competitions attract a multimillion audience from different countries.

The main idea of ​​the game is to conduct a counter-terrorist operation in a separate location. The operation involved terrorists and special forces. Terrorists must detonate a bomb, hold hostages, or flick on special forces, and special forces must prevent terrorists from carrying out their plans.

The fighting takes place on maps, where each team must perform a specific task. In order to accomplish it, you will have to try – other players will interfere with all their forces, shoot from every corner, throw grenades and come in from the flanks and attack in the back.

CS: GO is a logical continuation of CS 1.6 and Source. The developers have combined all the best, finalized the gameplay and added the game to Steam. New realistic graphics and detailed maps allow each user to fully immerse themselves in the atmosphere of confrontation.

Any shooter can not do without cool guns, and CS: GO is no exception. In the arsenal of terrorists and special forces weapons for every taste: pistols, submachine guns, shotguns, machine guns, automatic and sniper rifles. The most popular ones are AK-47, M4A4, M4A4-S, AWP, Scar 20. Note that each player must learn to shoot accurately from all types of weapons – it is not always possible to buy a favorite gun.

To make it more comfortable for users to compete, the game has a system of titles and ranks that shows the level of skill. This system allows gamers of the same level to fight with the same players as they are. The rank rises when you get the next level. To get the level you need to conduct battles and earn experience for victories and defeats.

There are 18 stages of development. Accordingly, the higher the level, the more credibility. Also, there is a system of profile ranks. For each increase in such rank Steam gives a bonus in the form of a skin or graffiti.

What’s new?

The principles have not changed – weapons are bought and immediately put into battle. The main changes are related to the gameplay. Compared to CS 1.6 and Source, Valve Studio:

  • Changed the accuracy of certain types of weapons.
  • Added incendiary grenades.
  • They introduced the ability to change the appearance of weapons – the so-called skins.
  • Combined transactions for the purchase and sale of skins, graffiti and other attributes on the trading platform Steam. Now you can buy or sell an item for rubles, and spend the profits from the sale on another game.
  • Finished tournaments and championships – now you can watch the battles of teams live, take part in tournaments and even broadcast the video of your game to other people.

The main difference is the official modes of Global Offensive. There are five of them in total, and each person must perform a specific task:

  • Competitive – a small championship spirit of teams of five.
  • Normal – standard mode, as in previous versions.
  • The arms race is a chaotic regime with instant respawn and random weapons.
  • Fight to death – the battle of two teams, instant respawn. The weapon improves after one or two frags.
  • Destruction of the object – the same battle to the death plus you need to perform a combat mission.

CS GO has become more realistic, the graphics are pleasing to the eye and do not spoil the gaming experience. The design of maps, weapons and models is redesigned so that the game resembles a real picture of the fighting. Here is an example: Dust 2 resembles a dilapidated Aleppo, and the Office is a provincial city somewhere in the north of the United States.

Pros and reasons for popularity

Since 2012, the CS GO acquired nearly 14 million users. The interest of people is explained by the simplicity of the gameplay, quick adaptation, and the team spirit of the competition.

The main advantages of CS GO:

  • An intuitive interface that does not cause problems even for novice users.
  • Regular updates, in which developers modify the balance and correct mistakes, make the game better.
  • Since the first version of Counter-Strike won the love among the players, which only intensified with each new part of the game.
  • The introduction of skins attracted a large number of players who had previously bypassed this shooter side.
  • Various organizations hold tournaments with prizes ranging from 10 thousand to a million dollars.

And cons

In CS: GO there are several problems that players face. For many people, the main problem is the cost of Counter-Strike. The price of a license key in Steam is 449 rubles. It seems to be a little bit, but people prefer to look for pirates and download hacked versions from torrents. If you go this way, then play on the official servers will not work.

Shooting is a challenge for newbies. It will take a lot of time and effort spent in training on ai maps. The same applies to general training – with a few hours a day, a person will be able to achieve good results in a few months. And after that you can already try your hand at various tournaments.

It is difficult to adapt – at first it will be very difficult to get into someone or destroy. The servers are played by different people, but most of them are experienced players who send reps of 3-5 people per round. Therefore, you first need to properly train in a battle with bots, understand the interface and learn to shoot, and only then move on to online battles with other people. But at the same time in online battles with other people you can quickly understand the tactics and features of shooting from different weapons.

Total

CS GO is much better than previous versions, if you compare the graphics, design and gameplay. The entire series became popular back in the 2000s, and now the complexity and entertainment has increased several times. The main “chips” remained unchanged – tactics, teamwork and shooting accuracy.

Life hacking – the most experience can be obtained in a competitive mode. Experience in two or three matches won, taking into account the multiplying factors, is enough for one level. Try to fill as many frags as possible and win. But even if you lose, you will get more experience than winning in any other mode.

To achieve good results, you need to train a lot and hone your skills. Ordinary players buy the most expensive weapons and go into battle, while the professionals fight with one weapon all the time and train to shoot straight and avoid enemy fire. It is difficult, but very interesting.

For beginners and experienced players, we have prepared a series of articles on CS: GO. In the next issues we will talk about configuring the config, console commands and cheats, explain how to win at roulette, reveal the secrets and nuances of the game. Stay in touch. If you have something to add – write opinions and reviews in the comments. All success, bye bye.

FIFA 19 Review

Every year, Electronic Arts releases annual updates for its sports simulators. It happened this time. Let’s see what’s new in FIFA 19, how it differs from Pro Evolution Soccer 2019, and whether to buy it.

What’s new in FIFA 19

Champions League and Europa League

The main holiday for football fans of the old world is, of course, the Champions League and the Europa League. The best European teams compete with each other for the title of the best on the continent, while, as you know, the winner of the Europa League gets the right to play in the most prestigious European tournament – the Champions League next year.

Most recently, only Konami, the creator of the Pro Evolution Soccer game, exclusively licensed the Champions League and the Europa League. But at the game exhibition E3 2018, which took place in the summer in Los Angeles, EA cheered the fans by saying that the two main European tournaments will appear exclusively in FIFA 19 – fans of a football simulator can finally play a full-fledged tournament for their favorite club.

In FIFA 19 for the Champions League, they even highlighted a separate menu. You can play as a full tournament, and start from a certain stage – the group stage, or immediately proceed to the playoffs. The entourage of the Champions League on the spot – as soon as the teams enter the field from the room below the stand and stand in the center, the famous Champions League anthem plays, and during the match the advertising boards show Sony advertising (the official sponsor of the League) and other sponsors of the UEFA Champions League . After the end of the tournament, as expected, the winning team gets the Cup. And it’s great that now in the main football simulator you can feel all this amazing atmosphere for yourself.

The final part of the Journey mode

Journey mode, which first appeared in FIFA 17, received the third and final part. In it, the main character Alex Hunter leaves Manchester United’s home club and signs a contract with the winner of the Champions League of the last 3 years – Real Madrid. They say that EA had to quickly redo this mode – the main star of Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo left the club and moved to Juventus in Turin. And according to the plot, it was Cristiano who was supposed to become a mentor and mentor of a talented novice.

Now this role is assigned to other Real stars – Marcelo, Gareth Bale, Karim Benzem and the rest. As usual, after completing Journey you will receive Alex Hunter’s non-salable card for the FIFA Ultimate Team. And this Ultimate Team, by the way, is one of the most popular modes of a football simulator, in which a huge number of people play: in it you can create your own football team and buy those players you want. The main idea of ​​the regime is teamwork of football players: you are being pushed to take players from the same league or one nationality so that they interact better on the football field. And now Alex Hunter will get the best teamwork with the players of the championship of Spain, not of England.

What should be noted separately is the marketing of EA. As soon as it became known that Hunter was switching to Real Madrid, the Madrid club began the official sale of T-shirts with the name of a virtual team member in his club shop. And they are in great demand. The wonders of monetization!

Updated gameplay

It would be strange if EA didn’t work on the gameplay, either. The two main “chips” of the updated FIFA 19 are Active Touch and Timed Finishing.

Active Touch is a system that is responsible for how skillfully and quickly a player handles and takes the ball. More technical players, like Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar, can now make decisions on the field in just minutes. FIFA 19 has become even more like real football. True, it is not clear whether Neymar simulates as well as in reality.

Timed Finishing is a completely redesigned shock system. Now in order to hit the goal as accurately as possible, there are two ways – the old one, where you clamped the impact button and released it at the right moment, and a new one. And here a good reaction is useful to you – a special strip will appear above the footballer. To strike, also, as before, you need to click on the appropriate button, and then quickly release it. After that, press again when the indicator moves to the green zone.

It looks simple only in words, at least in the beta version I have not learned how to correctly use Timed Finishing. We hope that later this abstruse system will be refined and improved, but it is already clear that players who perfectly master this element will receive a huge advantage over those who use the old system of strikes. So, we are not going anywhere – everyone will have to relearn.

There is also good news for those who like tactics with various football schemes. In FIFA 19 you can save several frequently used schemes and switch between them right during a football match. It is unlikely that innovation will be appreciated by ordinary players, but for lovers of tactics and strategies, and, in particular, for cybersportsmen, it will be very useful.

EA has always sought to have as many people as possible play in FIFA. After all, every year this series brings Canadians millions of dollars – primarily due to the sales of “packs” – sets of football players in the FIFA Ultimate Team for your team. And if before an obstacle to immersing in FIFA was rather complicated and confusing for inexperienced game management, now there is good news for them. In FIFA 19, a special “one-button” control mode was added, primarily aimed not at professionals, but at those who play the simulator for the first time in their lives.

Battle Royal

Haha, in football, aha! But wait to throw sneakers at developers and turn up your nose with the words “another Battle Royal, there are already a lot of them.” In FIFA 19, a special royal battle.

It consists of the following: two teams go to the football field, and after that you can customize the game as you please. For example, to completely turn off the judge (the yellow and red cards will not be shown) or vice versa, to remove offsides. If you are wondering how modern football would look like without this rule, you will enjoy the chaos on the field of unusual gameplay. Even in this mode, you can make it so that the football player who scored a goal leaves the field – the opponent gets an advantage and tries to win.

When an opponent scores his goal, then a player of his team leaves the field. And so on until there are no players left on the field. Isn’t it fun?

FIFA 19 or PES 2019: What’s cooler?

It depends on what you like best. If you like fast and dynamic football with a lot of goals and a large number of licensed clubs, then definitely FIFA. The EA football simulator is much faster than the game Konami – in PES 2019 there are very few goals that are scored and therefore the score 0-0 is in the order of things. In FIFA, you can easily play with the score 6-4, and this is much more fun than the dull, but more realistic 0:0.

Should I buy FIFA 19?

If you are a football fan, then definitely worth a try. Whoever said anything, and computer football has progressed greatly over the years, has become more like reality. And the one-button control mode, which we talked about above, allows even those who never had a joystick in their hands to play without too much difficulty.

PUBG Review

March 23, 2017 in the service of Steam, in the section of early access, appeared Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, which pretty quickly took first place in the top sales, and also received a lot of positive feedback from players and gaming press. Not spared its side and streamers with letspleyrami: you can verify this by going to the same twitch or any game channel on youtube. It would seem that late-access products, to put it mildly, have been disliked recently, and such an attitude towards them can be understood: it suffices to recall the same DayZ Standalone. What is the reason for the popularity of PUBG? Let’s try to figure it out.

The developer of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is Korean studio Bluehole Inc., known for creating the MMORPG “TERA”, it also acted as a publisher. Brendan “Playerunknown” Green, who previously created the Battle Royale mod for ArmA 3, took the post of chief designer. Brendan, seeing the popularity of his brainchild, decided not to lag behind and make a full-fledged game of fashion. Nothing like?

Meaning of the game

The essence remains the same: 100 players are dropped from the aircraft, after landing (the parachute opens automatically, so that at this stage you will not leave to die) you need to get equipment and stay alive. It is worth noting that the trajectory of its flight varies from match to match, so it is unlikely that you will think about the landing site in advance. It would seem that everything is too simple and the game should quickly get bored, however, PUBG has some special features. And the first of them is striking even in the menu: these are command game modes. Yes, you heard right – the developers decided to move away from the standard free-for-all concept and introduced the 2×2 and 4×4 modes, allowing you to fight side by side with your comrades. And this move helped to solve the problem of cooperating players, which was found in the original fashion. Under each mode, separate servers are allocated, so that a loner will no longer come face to face with a pair or four opponents.

The map is impressive in its size: the player has two islands, the first of which is filled with small and large cities and private houses, there was also a place for ruins and even power stations. On the second island is a military base of impressive size, the largest number of players are trying to land on it. True, it is worth noting that visually the cities do not differ much, there are not so many building models, because of which they repeat. On the other hand, in every house you can go in and explore all the rooms and floors – this approach definitely deserves praise.

Of course, the scope of this island is incomparable with the locations from ArmA 3, but it’s a dubious pleasure to navigate through it. Fortunately, caring developers prepared equipment for us, including: UAZ, passenger Dacia, double buggy, a motorcycle with a sidecar and a boat. Not to say that this is too impressive a park, but the game is not about cars, so there is a lot of equipment left over. They are placed very evenly throughout the map, and getting a vehicle is not a difficult task, even if you do not know the points of its appearance.

Weapons in the game

But what is definitely good is the weapon, because here we have an entire arsenal of 4 assault rifles, 4 submachine guns, 3 shotguns, 4 sniper rifles, machine gun, crossbow and 3 pistols. The barrels really differ from each other in their characteristics, each of them has both pluses and minuses, so that everyone can find a gun for himself. About the body kits for them, the developers also did not forget, each barrel can be equipped with a sight (of which there are also many), an enlarged shop, a compensator, etc., which will make its use more comfortable in certain situations.
Present here are also 3 types of grenades: frag, smoke and light-noise and Molotov cocktail. The developers did not forget about the melee weapons, however, at the moment it is absolutely useless. The fact is that to get some no, but still firearms, is not a problem. It is much more convenient to find the same gun than to try to repel an opponent using a frying pan or a scythe.

The recoil of the weapon is felt, and in general it’s very nice to shoot from various guns, especially considering their sound. Of course, the game doesn’t have too realistic ballistics, however, it’s not too casual shooting either. From getting the equipment, worn on the player, spoils and, ultimately, can completely become useless.

The equipment available in the game can be divided into three parts. We will put clothes on the first one – it is absolutely useless (not counting sniper camouflage) and is needed only for character customization. Its current amount is quite enough to put on a little bar to your taste. In the second, we write down useful wardrobe items, namely, a helmet, body armor and a backpack. They are of three levels, respectively, the higher the level, the better the characteristics of the object. In armor and helmets, this is expressed in how much damage they can take. In backpacks – in their capacity. The third includes medicines, ammunition and body kits for weapons, which have already been mentioned above.

Game feature

The local system of medicine also deserves a couple of words. In addition to standard first-aid kits (there are large and small, according to the number of replenished health) in the game there are energy and painkillers. Their use fills the local analogue of the scale of endurance. At first, this gives only a slight increase in the speed of movement, however, having filled the scale to the end, the player also receives health regeneration. This becomes especially useful in the later stages, where each shot can decide the outcome of the match, and the exchange of fire between players becomes more frequent.

The local system of the “safe zone” contributes to this development of dynamics, the essence of which is as follows: an area appears on the map, the boundaries of which are indicated by a white circle. A blue circle begins to move toward it, a stay beyond which is life-threatening: damage is caused to unhurried players. After the boundaries of the blue and white circles match, players are given some time, and a new safe zone, but of a smaller diameter, appears in a random place inside the current one. The speed of movement of this very blue zone and the damage inflicted to players outside it increase with each next stage, and the amount of time allowed for players to get to a safe place decreases. This continues until the safe zone reaches the minimum diameter, unless, of course, the players kill each other before.

Such a system is good because it successfully creates unique game situations: you can never guess where the next zone will appear. Accordingly, it is impossible to prepare in advance, take a universal position, and so on; it is constantly necessary to adapt to the new conditions dictated by the game. In addition, she successfully pushes players to battles with each other, makes them constantly in motion and does not give time for meaningless and boring camping. From time to time a small red circle appears on the map – the shelling zone. On the players located in it, shells begin to pour from the sky, however, you can hide from them in any building, as well as manage to escape before the bombing itself.

The game was created on the Unreal Engine 4, and its graphic component is very happy, but to enjoy the beauty of the sea, sitting on the shore of a rocky beach, or wheat field, of which there are many, interferes with optimization, due to which the settings have to be reduced almost to the minimum even the owners far from the weakest computers.

Bluehole Inc., taking into account the experience of competitors, is not going to keep their project in early access for a long time and promise to release the final version of the game in 6 months. Now they are working hard on their offspring: they release patches that fix bugs and add new content to the game (for example, Vintorez, a favorite of many VSS players, was recently added). Of course, PUBG is interesting to play at the current stage, especially in command modes, but I want to believe that the developers will keep their word, and in six months good optimization, new game mechanics, various maps and modes, and a large amount of content will wait for us.