Best game of 2018 and cheating at Dota 2 tournament: weekly news in the gaming industry28 December 2018
Is it possible to reach the Dota 2 tournament final by cheating? What PC game did Japanese developers rank the leader of 2018? When will PS Plus subscribers be able to download a new free games lineup? Follow the weekly digest for more details on these and other events in the gaming universe.
Cheating team reaches the Tinkoff Dota 2 Cup final
In December 2018, the Russian commercial bank Tinkoff held Dota 2 tournament. Amateurs with the bank’s card took part in it. The prize fund was 1 million RUB.
A VS.Gaming player informed the organizers and gamers that the eSports competition finalist Repulse Gaming used banned soft – cheats. VS.Gaming members provided the organizers and other teams with the proofs of the rules violation.
As a result, Repulse Gaming was disqualified. What is more, Lightning Strike and VS.Gaming members defeated by Repulse Gaming didn’t get permission to replay the tournament sticking to all the rules.
Qwerty took the first place, Crows – second, and #InRivia – third.
Sony presents new free PS Plus games
The Japan-based Sony presented six games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Free online download is available.
Steep and Portal Knights will be released for PS4, Zone of the Enders HD Collection and Amplitude – for PS3, Super Mutant Alien Assault – for PS Vita. Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion will be available for PS Vita and PS4 owners.
New games will be available for download starting from January 1, 2019. Free seeding will end on February 5.
Best PC game of 2018 is announced in Japan
Weekly Famitsu editors surveyed 128 representatives of the Japan-based gaming companies and studios. The journalists asked their opinion on the leading game of 2018 and presented the rankings of the best projects in the outgoing year.
The first place went to Marvel’s Spider-Man. This video game was developed by the American company Insomniac Games. Monster Hunter: World appeared on the second place. Its creator is the Japanese developer Capcom. Detroit: Become Human from the French company Quantic Dream took the third place.
Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, Octopath Traveler, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Fortnite, Conan Exiles, and Splatoon 2 are also listed in top 10.
Beyond Skyrim creators announce a mod in the dev diary
The developers of Beyond Skyrim – a mod of the action role-playing video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – showcased the video with the locations they are currently working on. It shows Roscrea island, Cyrodiil and Morrowind Provinces, Atmora continent, Illiac gulf.
The dev diary also shows High Rock Province. Black Marsh part is at a stage of concept arts.
Beyond Skyrim is a voluntary project. The mod’s developers plan to use it as a platform for the depiction of all the Tamriel regions.