26.05.2016 News

Microsoft says goodbye to Finland

Two years ago Microsoft purchased Nokia company for 7.2 billion dollars. At that time buisness of the giant of smartphone production didn’t go so well. People were waiting for smartphones to move from Symbian OS to Windows Phone. We can’t say, that Nokia hasn’t made a single successfull phone since then, but everyone could see that the best years of the company had passed.

Recentley, Microsoft officially declared, that Lumia production is to be stopped and 1350 workers from Finland are to be fired. Looks like the deal wasn’t that successfull after all. However, Microsoft isn’t leaving the mobile market. The company is planning to start selling Surface smartphones next year. Well, let’s wish the Microsoft to develop a new concurent for Android and iOS smartphones and we hope that 200 million dollars as a general redundancy payment would be enough for specialists form Finland.

20.05.2016 News

Cybersport

As a promising and numerous industry, cybersport goes more and more into masses every year. It’s not only about players, but also developers and publishers. However, not every major player in game industry sees a huge potential in cybersport.

Strauss Zelnick, 2K Games CEO, supposes that this branch is just a good way to advertise projects. For example, the company held a NBA 2K championship with a prize pool of 250 000$. According to CEO’s opinion, such events is the only advantage of cybersport. On this stage, cybersport is a good way to promote the project, make it more popular, but nothing more. A lot of companies think that by competitions, one can realy increase the nuber of sold copies of the game.

CEO also added that NBA 2K is a good start. They need to evaluate all benefits and make a decision whether to continue developing in this direction or not. One thing they can say for sure: is a good way to resurrect old projects and attract new people. The importance is still to be considered, though.

Online gaming (Dota 2, for example) is immensely popular between cyberathletes. Will there be a benefitial effect in making all games for eSports?

19.05.2016 News

Tom Clancy’s The Division “Conflict”

Happiness awaits every Tom Clancy’s The Division May 24. A free DLC caled “Conflict” will give players new weapons, equipment and new ivasion, called “Clear Sky”. This time agents will have to fight with ex-cons over Columbus-Circle and get the sky of New-York back.

Another interesting feature is the ability to steal loot in the dark zone. Now, one player can cut the rope and take the shipment of another player.


Conflict” is the second free DLC after the “Invasion“, which was released in April. Next three expansions will have to be paid for: “Underground” – June, “Survival” – later this summer, “Last Stand” – in winter.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is a MMO 3rd person shooter with a strong RPG base. It takes place in post-apocalyptic New York. The player will become a special agent of the Division in order to eliminate the effects of a horrible virus. The game was released on March 8. The price is 59.99$ for Standart Edition.