Get the latest gaming news for all casual gamers for the week ending April 28th, 2019.
Mobile Title Disorder Coming For iOS and Android
NetEase has announced the release of a new mobile shooter for iOS and Android called Disorder this year.
With phones and tablets packing more graphical and processing power than ever before, it’s clear that there’s a trend towards creating not only beautiful looking mobile games, but ones that provide a truly immersive experience.
2019 is shaping up to showcase the type of mobile games developers believe we should be playing more of in the future.
From the early press releases, it sounds as though NetEase is strategically banking on Disorder as an immersive gaming experience, with complex characters, a thrilling story set in a nuclear war-torn future, and enough content to keep you lingering on levels rather than rushing your way through.
Mobile games – especially shooters and RPG’s – tend to have an issue of players rushing to end game material and content, only to become quickly bored without fresh experiences and events. This needs to be tackled by developers to ensure their games’ longevity and the average return per user (ARPU), and it sounds as though NetEase may have this in mind.
Pre-register for Disorder is open now at https://www.playdisorder.com/en/ in English, Japanese and Chinese, with beta testing to be announced soon.
Early Access For Warhammer Underworlds: Online For 2019
Based on the success of the tabletop Warhammer Underworlds – the Ultimate Competitive Miniatures Game franchise, Steel Sky Productions and Games Workshop have partnered to create an online version for PC, coming later this year.
The popular board game combines strategy and high fantasy, and the digital version promises to build on this experience with two-person turn-based combat, warbands and deck building.
The game will be available on Steam as a premium title, with no hidden costs, with regular releases of free cards, and Warband DLC expansions available for purchase.
Players who sign up for the Early Access will receive two extra warbands as well as an additional two when the game is launched.
To sign up for early access go to: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1022310/Warhammer_Underworlds_Online/
Mortal Kombat 11 Released for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC
The game title that shows no sign of stopping, Mortal Kombat, is back for its latest incarnation in Mortal Kombat 11.
MK11 features brand new character customisation through its new 3 point system, allowing players to create new variations for fighters, each variation has 3 slots for additional special moves and combos. This is similar to Mortal Kombat X’s variation system, where players could choose one of three pre-made variations for their fighter.
The first-person Krypt has been completely overhauled, taking on a third person style in Shang Tsung’s Island and there are new key items that allow the player to interact with parts of the island in exciting ways such as Scorpion’s spear and Shao Kahn’s hammer.
The Pit stage from past Mortal Kombats makes a cameo in The Krypt where players can see Rain and Blaze fighting along with a surprise appearance from Ermac (although we spoil how players will get to see him).
The game will also be packed with plenty of both singleplayer and multiplayer content such as the Towers of Time (which is based upon previous games’ Challenge Towers and Living Towers) and returning multiplayer game modes such as King of the Hill and Survivor.
Mortal Kombat 11 was released on April 23rd on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.
At release, there are standard, premium and “Kollector’s” editions available.
The premium edition including the base game, the Kombat Pack which features 6 playable DLC fighters, and it gives the player access to these fighters a week earlier than general release. The premium edition will also see the players receive 7 new sets of gear along with 7 exclusive fighter skins.
The Mortal Kombat Kollectors Edition gives players everything in the premium edition, plus a Scorpion mask (pictured), steel case, commemorative magnet coin and an authenticity plate.
Affordable New NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics Card Available Now
Marketed as the perfect graphics card for entry-level or value gaming PCs, the GTX 1650 has 4GB of built-in GDDR5 memory and features 1485MHz base clocking and 1725 MHz boost clocking, compared to an EVGA GTX 1080Ti’s base clocking at 1569MHz and boost clocking at 1683 MHz.
The GTX 1650 card also uses NVIDIA’s latest Turing technology, that allows the card to meet the needs of more demanding games through its new adaptive shading technology and unified memory architecture.
The GTX 1650 packs a punch when it comes to clearer, more lifelike images and mind-blowing special effects on screen.
The Turing Shader technology features high-quality shading technologies that allow for more flexibility, power and performance in gaming.
The GTX 1650 excels in modern games with complex shaders and runs around 70% faster than a GTX 1050 at 1080p resolution.
The new NVIDIA card is also set at an amazing price for what you get, starting at a street price of about $200 as compared to a 1080Ti which can cost almost 6x – 8x more.
The GTX 1650 is available now from most retailers including Amazon.