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Game Bits: Capcom Wants To Move To The PC As Its Main Platform, Paragon Is Now Part of StreamElements

October 3, 2021

Capcom Sees PC As King Now

Capcom plans to make PC its main software platform.
Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto told Bloomberg reporter Takashi Mochizuki that the company wants to eventually make the PC its primary platform, according to a Japanese-language Nikkei report.
The publisher also wants PC game sales to equal those of home consoles within two years.
A Nintendo Switch exclusive, Monster Hunter Rise, will be coming to PCs in January of next year.
While Capcom’s PC releases have historically trailed their console counterparts, the company has increasingly supported simultaneous releases in recent years for games like Resident Evil Village, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and Devil May Cry 5.

StreamElements Has Purchased Paragon

Paragon, a gaming-focused YouTube talent network, has been acquired by StreamElements.
Following last week’s announcement that the streaming tools company had closed a $100 million investment round, the company announced the purchase today.
In addition to expanding our community support, one of our goals is to grow our footprint in the video-on-demand space, said StreamElements CEO Gil Hirsch.
Paragon’s integration into StreamElements allows us to directly assist popular YouTube creators to improve their offerings and grow their audiences. We also do not take a cut from their ad revenue, which aligns with our mission of being a creator-first company.”
With 1 billion views across its network this year, Paragon features content creators like SypherPK, xNestorio, and Kiingtong.
The Paragon influencer lineup will join StreamElements’ YouTube creator program. Non-Paragon creators will be able to apply for that program “in the coming months.”

Game Bits: Call of Duty: Warzone Has Gotten A New Patch, Rockstar Saying Bye To GTA Online Servers

June 19, 2021

In time for season 4, Call of Duty: Warzone has received a patch for PlayStation 5 that boosts performance to 120 FPS.

PC and Xbox Series X gamers have enjoyed a smooth 120 FPS experience while playing Call of Duty: Warzone for months now.

As such, Call of Duty: Warzone on Xbox Series X doesn’t always run at 120 FPS as it dips to around 100 FPS at times, but it’s still better than what PS5 players had been experiencing.

According to Game Rant, one of the reasons why this PS5 patch has taken so long to arrive is that the next-gen console has issues with PS4 backward compatibility. Thankfully, it appears that the PS5 has finally caught up with its rival.

According to the Season 4 update patch notes Warzone, not all PS5 players will benefit from the 120 FPS upgrade. For PS5, you will need an HDMI 2.1 cord to benefit from the 120 FPS boost, otherwise, it will be 60 FPS.

The Season 4 update also adds five new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new Outbreak quests, and various bug fixes. The update weighs in at around 11GB and should be ready the next time you run Warzone.

Rockstar Games has announced that GTA Online’s online servers will be shut down later this year.

Before you start freaking out, this won’t affect GTA Online for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions will be shut down.

Originally, GTA V launched with GTA Online for PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2013. After hearing this news, I’m sure there will be plenty of disappointed fans. Nevertheless, each good thing has its time.

Rockstar Games has announced that the GTA Online servers will shut down on December 16th, 2021. GTA 5’s single-player campaign will not be affected by the shutting down of the servers, Rockstar Games stressed.

Shark Cash Cards will also no longer be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online after September 15th, 2021.

In addition to the shutdown of GTA Online servers for PS3 and Xbox 360, Rockstar Games Social Club will also cease to function for the impacted games.

Additionally, Rockstar Games has announced that the Social Club for PS3 and Xbox 360 will no longer track stats and leaderboard data for Max Payne 3 and L.A Noire. This will come into effect from September 16th, 2021. Likewise, with GTA V, the changes to Max Payne 3 and L. A. Noire will have no impact accessing the single-player campaigns.

To focus more on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions of GTA Online, Rockstar Games has made these decisions. In addition, the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will be released this fall.

“Our thanks go out to the GTA Online community, and we look forward to seeing players continue their journey in Los Santos with us on new platforms.” Rockstar Games said.