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PUBG PlayStation 4 Release Date Announced

PUBG PlayStation 4 release coming December 7th. Includes exclusive in-game items from Uncharted and The Last of Us.

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The game that kicked off the recent Battle Royale madness, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) will be making its way onto PlayStation 4. First released on PC, Bluehole’s game quickly captured the world's attention. Professional streamers, casual gamers and everyone in between was swept up in the Battle Royale craze and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was the game to play. After it’s PC release, Xbox One acquired exclusive rights on consoles for one year. Now that year is up and PlayStation 4 owners get a chance to drop in and fight until the last person is left standing.

High Hopes for PUBG on PlayStation 4

Anyone that opened the PlayStation store on November 13 was welcomed by the option to pre-order PUBG. Just in time for the holiday season, PUBG Corp. seems to have high hopes for the beloved Battle Royale game. “We’re excited to expand our PUBG service and introduce new communities to our Battle Royale game” Changhan Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp. said. “PlayStation has developed an amazing community of passionate gamers and we can’t wait to join them this holiday season”.

PUBG Streams and Gameplay

When PUBG launches in December, it will include three maps: Erangel, Miramar, and Sanhok. Every major feature, the ranked system, event mode, and achievements will all be available immediately on release. Gamers that pre-order PUBG on PlayStation 4 will be able to sport Nathan Drake’s outfit from the Uncharted series and Ellie’s backpack from The Last of Us.

Those with a PS4 Pro will be happy to hear PUBG will be enhanced. Compatible TV’s will be able to support High Dynamic Range lighting.

Tough Competition for Battle Royale

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has much more competition than it did a year ago. Fortnite took over the world and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 introduced their Blackout Battle Royale game mode. The Battle Royale trend burned bright but the jury is still out if its popularity will continue. There are now some extremely high profile Battle Royale options on PlayStation. Even with all its success on PC, consoles, and even Mobile platforms, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has its drawbacks. Glitches, crashes, and general gameplay issues could make it difficult for gamers to choose this Battle Royale game over all the other options available right now.

Only time will tell how PUBG’s PlayStation 4 release will turn out. The Gigamax Games crew will be picking up their copy to see how the PS4 version stands up. Be sure to check back soon for all the latest gaming news, reviews, and impressions.

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PUBG Gets Massive New Update 21 Patch

PUBG may need to compete with Fortnite, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and Battlefield V in the Battle Royale Space but that hasn't stopped Bluehole from staying current with their take on the genre. The most recent update adds plenty of new stuff and fixes an extensive amount of bugs. Referred to as Update 21, this patch brings a new mode, weapon, vehicle, weapon attachment, and reward system.

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Update 21 Answers Requests

Update 21 also adds a much-requested feature to the game, a training mode that allows players to practice with the collection of tools available in multiplayer matches. This training area is set on a small island based map and contains fourteen zones for practicing different situations. Some of these areas include ramps, roads with sharp turns, gun ranges, a parachute practice zone, a location for rooftop free running, and an explosives range.

Bluehole added a new gun to all three multiplayer maps called the MK47 Mutant as well. This rifle takes 7.62 ammo and has a 20 round magazine. The gun also has two firing modes which include single shot and two round burst. Almost all rifle attachments can be affixed to the rifle, except stocks.

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The jungle island based map, Sanhok, will be receiving a new three-person motorcycle known as the Tukashai. While not the fastest vehicle in the game, it handles offroad better than any other bike.

Update 21 contains an objective system that adds rewards for completing a variety of different tasks such as picking up teammates or damage dealt with a single attack. Players will now have the ability to mark points on the compass so their squad has a better idea of where callouts are located. A new laser sight has also made its way to PUBG that fits on the bottom of rifles. Like in most games, it increases accuracy, but those with it equipped risk giving up their position.

For a full look at what Update 21 changed, find the full patch notes on the Steam message board. With PUBG out on Xbox One, there's sure to be plenty more updates in the future so be sure to keep checking back with us here at GigamaxGames.com for all the details!

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PUBG Map “Codename: Savage” Will Enter Player Testing Soon

PUBG Map "Codename: Savage" Will Enter Player Testing Soon

PUBG is getting a new map and the first testing phase is about to start for PC players. The map is currently being called Codename: Savage and will be 4 km x 4 km, smaller than the game's existing two maps. Early details about Codename: Savage have been popping up around the web but the map will enter its first full testing phase next week. Players around the world will get to test out the new, more competitive arena.

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Codename: Savage's beginning week of testing starts Monday, April 2 at 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET / 3 AM BST Tuesday. It will run up until Thursday, April 5 at 4 AM PT / 7 AM ET / 12 PM BST. This phase will only be offered to a select group, but players will be able to sign up to participate on Steam. The developer of the popular game, PUBG Corp. says it will offer a more detailed explanation on how to take part in the test on Monday and says players should "keep an eye on [PUBG's] social channels to maximize your chances of getting a key." (https://bit.ly/2Ih8M7m)

What Gamers Need to Know

PUBG creator Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene gave some details about Codename: Savage during his panel at the most recent Game Developers Conference. He claimed the smaller, island-based map will release by the end of this year and that it "should give you all a much more intense and faster paced Battle Royale experience." (https://bit.ly/2Ih8M7m) After the panel, he offered an aerial view of the map on his twitter account.

PUBG Corp. is stressing to its player base that the map is in a very early stage of development and it's opening Codename: Savage up to fans early so they can help gather as much data on the experience as possible. "We haven’t released content so early in its development since our alpha testing stage. We’re doing this because we want to start getting your feedback as soon as possible and drive the development in the right direction," (https://bit.ly/2Ih8M7m) the developer said on Steam.

Editors Thoughts:

PUBG has had some troubles reaching an eSports market. Even though it's hugely popular, the slow-paced and randomness of the matches created a difficult competitive environment. The introduction of this new map could have a huge impact on its eSports appeal and success moving forward. Gigamax Games will keep a close eye on how this new map progresses and if PUBG can successfully break into an eSports market. 

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PUBG Ditches Iconic 100 Player Starting Zone

Another Day, Another PUBG Update

A brand new update for the Xbox One version of PUBG is now available and it brings along some impressive changes. Included in the sizable patch are a variety of bug fixes, Game DVR support and, the biggest change so far, the removal of the 100 player starting island that let people size up their competition before the match.

PUBG will now have multiple pre-match starting locations. The developer found an issue with 100 players starting in the exact same area. When everyone starts a match together PUBG's performance dropped on both the server and client sides. Additionally, all weapons have been removed from the starting locations.

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But That's Not All

Other changes are aimed at making driving a little easier as well as lowering the amount of damage that is done to the driver when running into trees, rocks, and other obstacles. On top of that, squad members colors are now easier to spot. Gamers also now use the right stick to rotate your character at the customization menu to get a better picture of what your avatar will look like in-game.

A host of bug fixes can with the update, too. Water sound effects have been fixed, although most never noticed they were broken in the first place. Additionally, the bug that would cause a player to teleport to another random location on the map upon landing has been corrected. The update will also patch an issue that caused some objects to float in the air.

Full Patch Notes

Gameplay

  • Introduced multiple pre-match starting locations in order to optimize both server and game client performance
  • Weapons are removed from the starting island prior to the match starting
  • Game DVR is now supported for automatic recording of gameplay highlights. This feature must be enabled within the Options / Settings menu.
  • We continue to listen to your vehicle feedback and have lowered the damage taken from objects throughout the world such as rocks, trees, and uneven terrain
  • Adjusted the sound effects of both water and red-zone bombing
  • Party matchmaking is now influenced by the player’s MMR
  • Adjusted long-range blood VFX back to the original colors

UI/UX

  • Improved visibility of squad member colors (yellow, orange, blue and green)
  • Players can use the right thumbstick to rotate their character model during customization
  • When customizing character appearance, the D-Pad can be held to switch between menus
  • Preview is supported when customizing appearance or creating a new character

Items

  • Updated the design of the energy drink

Bug Fixes

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  • Fixed water sound effects
  • Fixed Red Zone disappearing immediately after it starts
  • Fixed random character teleportation following initial landing
  • Fixed an issue where some doors could not be entered despite appearing open
  • Fixed issue of recovery and boost items being able to be used when underwater
  • Fixed the character animations when transitioning from jump-prone to standing
  • Fixed unexpected character death caused by falling while moving
  • Fixed areas of fencing where specific sides could not be penetrated by bullets
  • Fixed buildings with missing stairs
  • Fixed bug which caused objects to float in the air
  • Fixed areas of terrain which were causing player characters to become stuck
  • Fixed an issue which prevented team members being displayed following acceptance of an invite
  • Fixed the issue of revive being canceled unintentionally
  • Fixed hand animations when reloading/shooting the Kar98 in a prone position
  • Fixed the issue limiting peak parachuting speed in FPP mode
  • Fixed character animations when moving from prone to entering a vehicle

Optimization/Stability

  • Optimized textures, landscapes and buildings throughout the island to improve performance
  • Fixed a crash occurring when HDR was enabled
  • Fixed a frozen character issue when reconnecting following a crash
  • Fixed a crash occurring when the player opened their inventory
  • Fixed a crash occurring when the spectated player was using a scope

Localization

  • Applied new Russian, Japanese and Chinese (simplified/traditional) fonts
  • Japanese only: Adjusted the Katakana font
  • Japanese only: Fixed incorrect order of wording during object interactions
  • Portuguese only: Fixed the display of height meter when parachuting

Known Issues

  • B button incorrectly displayed to cut parachute cable; this should be X
  • When viewing the map, the X, Y, and B buttons are fully functional – please be aware that this can cause you to exit the plane or vehicle whilst in motion. Please only use the map button to return to gameplay until this is resolved.
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PUBG Launches Version 1.0, Find Out What’s New

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has officially launched on Steam. After shutting down servers to deal with a crashing issue, the game can finally be played. PUBG players that had to wait due to the bug that left them unable to play for many hours will find a reward waiting for them when they log into the game.

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Who Doesn't Love Free Stuff?

Over the next few weeks, players will receive a free in-game Winner Winner Chicken Dinner t-shirt, which is dropped into their inventory upon the first log in. The PUBG 1.0 release comes with a variety of new bug fixes that address balance and stability issues. Bluehole stated that previous adjustments had reduced stability issues but the latest round of improvements should help make the game more stable over time.

Bluehole also said it's putting more time into cheat prevention measures. This comes after it already introduced improvements that saw a 66% drop in the number of players using cheats.

PUBG 1.0 also brings a few new mechanics to the main game, including climbing and vaulting, which the game's creator says "will change the game severely." The new release also features an official launch for the desert map called Miramar, which was recently only available to try on PUBG's test servers. Lucky players can find new types of obstacles, weapons, and vehicles on Miramar that will affect how you get that chicken dinner.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds first released to Steam Early Access nine months ago and has taken the industry by storm. The Gigamax crew has been enjoying the game's launch on Xbox One which came out earlier this month. PUBG is available for $30 via the Xbox Game Preview program and managed to gain over 1 million players in its first 48 hours on the console. That version received its first patch earlier this week, which helped fix a multitude of bugs that players were experiencing. If you'd like to see the full list of patch notes for the 1.0 version of the game you can find them on the STEAM blog.

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PUBG Making A Global Impact: Going Mobile and More

PUBG Making A Global Impact

The world has been rocked by the emergence of PUBG. It took the Battle Royale game mode and threw it right in the face of the public. People were ecstatic and couldn’t get enough, it was nearly an overnight hit. Climbing to the tops of the Steam charts and selling more than 20 million copies worldwide it has attracted international attention. Clones, ripoffs, and games embracing the Battle Royale style have been popping up all over the place trying to jump on the hype-train.

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PUBG Going Mobile

Back in September reports came in that Tencent, a Chinese game publisher that through a series of acquisitions own Clash of Clans and League of Legends has a 5% stake in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer, Bluehole, and hopes of owning more of the company in the future. Now, Tencent announced they won exclusive rights to develop a mobile version of PUBG for the Chinese market.

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The powerful game publisher will be working with Bluehole to seamlessly port the PC hit to smartphones for Chinese audiences. They are reluctant to release any definitive details on how they plan on replicating the massive experience for mobile platforms but they did say they are making “very good progress”. As of now, it is unclear whether or not the mobile version of the game will make it to people outside of China. Tencent also had these interesting few words to say about the slightly altered version, they will ensure PUBG reflects “socialist core values, Chinese traditional culture and moral rules.” whatever that means.

Call of Duty Embraces Battle Royale Trend

More news has come from China surrounding the Battle Royale Game Mode. Call of Duty Online is exclusive to China and testing out a similar game type to the ever popular PUBG. The new ‘survival mode’ will be fully released by Tencent in December where 18 players are pitted against each other and fight until one person is left standing. Players will spawn unarmed, scavenge for weapons and fight to the death. As with the PUBG mobile port, there’s no word if or when this game mode will be making it to Call of Duty games in the west. Bringing it beyond China could ride on its popularity with Call of Duty Online but the world will have to wait and see.

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Battle Royale Game Mode Rocks The World

The gaming community's tastes change and Bluehole released their game at the right time on the right medium, PC. Now coming to Xbox One in December which will be exclusive on Microsoft’s console for a year then later to PlayStation, Bluehole and their game is taking over the world and not too many people are upset about it. Now with Tencent working on bringing it to the largest console in the world, smartphones, to the country with the largest population, PUBG will only continue to expand. It will be absolutely fascinating to see how this gaming phenomenon will progress and what the future will hold.  

Find some PUBG gameplay from Gigamax, below!

Sources:

https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/28/16709792/pubg-mobile-playerunknowns-battlegrounds

https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/28/pubg-tencent-mobile-game/

https://qz.com/1139315/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-pubg-is-coming-to-mobile-with-tencents-help/

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PUBG Update: New Patch Expected Soon

PUBG Update: New Patch Expected Soon

Bluehole, Playerunknown's Battleground's developer, announced that a new update can be expected next week. Previously they stated that the weekly/monthly updates would stop in order to increase the quality of the new content. However, now it seems Bluehole is ready to deliver the quality PUBG update they think their community deserves.

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Gamers can expect the the test servers to be up for at least 2 days early next week (September 10th). People are excited to see what the developer is ready to bring to the game. In a follow up Tweet, the developer included some details about what the patch will include.

Details Revealed

It's always a relief to see a developer continuously add and improve their games, especially when it's not even officially released. Bug fixes are key and a new weapon is exciting, however the PUBG update further increases the competitiveness after the last big patch where First-Person servers were created. FPP leaderboards offer another huge draw to the game, focused on competitive players and those looking to make a name for themselves on one of the most popular Steam games out there.

Still Some Waiting To Do

Those looking to play the new desert map Bluehole hinted at will still need to wait. The smaller map is not expected to be released for quite some time but the original map hasn't stopped the community from enjoying the game. The good news is the foggy weather condition addition may offer a new feel to the map everyone knows so well.

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Playerunknown's Battleground's has seen tremendous success, surpassing 10 million copies sold on PC. The popularity of this unique shooter doesn't look as though it'll fade anytime soon. With the Xbox One version expected to arrive in the Game Preview program later this year, it's expected to open up an entirely new market for the developer. Be sure to check back on Gigamax Games for the latest gaming updates and the latest details surrounding PUBG.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 | Blackout Impressions

The next Call of Duty, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is releasing on October 12th but fans had a chance to try the game early. There was two betas available, one for multiplayer and one for their new mode, Blackout. On September 14th, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners that pre-ordered the game got hands-on with the Battle Royale game mode and it was a pleasant surprise.

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Agents of Shield?

Long-time fans of the Call of Duty series were crushed when they first heard Call of Duty Black Ops 4 wasn’t going to include a single-player campaign. Instead, Call of Duty Black Ops 4 would incorporate the popular Battle Royale game mode which they named Blackout. With the massive success of PUBG and Fortnite the developer, Treyarch, apparently saw a golden opportunity by adding Blackout.

Gigamax Games didn’t have the highest expectations for Blackout. Huge fans of PUBG and Fortnite, it was difficult to understand how Call of Duty could improve on the Battle Royale concept. However, after spending hours playing round after round, Blackout ended up becoming the most anticipated part of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout [YouTube Stream]

The gameplay above offers an unedited look at the new game mode coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Blackout felt like a much more refined PUBG but mixed with the high-octane action expected from a Call of Duty game. It ran as well as Fortnite but with more realistic graphics, far surpassing PUBG. Treyarch was able to give gamers the gritty Battle Royale game they wanted as well as the seamless, lag-free gameplay they needed.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout Impressions

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LFG - Blackout Teammate

The games started out like any traditional Battle Royale game when landing in a secluded area. Blackout was slow in the beginning and most of the start was spent looting buildings to find gear, but when the circle began to shrink, the chaos kicked off.  It was strange at first, strategizing with the team, meticulously choosing how to flank an enemy when an enemy was spotted. This isn’t always possible in a traditional Call of Duty multiplayer game. Yet, when the shooting started, it was instantly apparent that Blackout was still very much a Call of Duty. Fast-paced, running around, feeling like that kill was yours only to be dead after the exchange (level 3 armor is broken), this take on Battle Royale was able to stay true to the Call of Duty franchise.

Get To The Chopper!

PUBG and Fortnite both have vehicles but Blackout took this idea to an entirely new level. Gamers can find helicopters scattered across the map. They can transport troops and are a fantastic way to quickly loot entire sections of the map. At first, the Gigamax Games crew thought they were going to be a game breaker but that wasn’t the case. There are anti-air weapons included in Blackout and the pilot doesn’t have access to any kind of large caliber machine guns or missiles. Instead, they are primarily for troop transport but those riding along can still lay down fire from the open cabin. Find the right guns and a helicopter can be turned into a flying death machine but it’s a huge plus that they aren’t nearly as overpowered as expected.

Of course, no impression article of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout would be complete without mentioning the different points on the map which are populated with zombies. Zombie Mode is a staple of Treyarch’s Call of Duty and they seamlessly incorporated these decaying creators throughout the Blackout map. Classic Call of Duty Zombie Mode maps can be found all around the area of operation and in these locations, players can find the Mystery Box which is filled with high-quality loot and even has a chance to drop the Ray Gun. However, the best way to find the nearly unstoppable Ray Gun is just by killing zombies until one drops it.

What We Want and What Comes Next

The map brought back memories with every named location being based on previous Black Ops games. The picture below shows off the multiplayer maps they incorporated into Blackout. the Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise has had so many incredible multiplayer maps throughout its history, there’s no telling how Blackout’s map will evolve over its lifetime.

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After a few rounds, the entire Gigamax Games crew started imagining just how this game mode will change over time. When taking a look at PUBG and Fortnite, it is apparent that gamers can get bored playing in the same environment over and over. Both of these Battle Royale games are able to keep players interested by updating the map or adding new maps entirely. With the massive budget Treyarch and Activision have at their disposal, the possibilities could be endless. This was a primarily “want” from the Gigamax Games crew. These powerhouse companies need to continue supporting Blackout, especially in the absence of a single-player campaign in order to keep the game mode fresh, feeling new, and exciting.

The Gigamax Games crew had low hopes going into the beta but after putting hours dropping out of that helicopter and working their way across the map, expectations are high for the full release. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Blackout was absolutely a pleasant surprise and Treyarch did a fantastic job making it their own but at the same time staying true to Call of Duty.

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Modded Controller Review: Are Evil Controllers Worth The Money?

There’s an incredible world waiting for console gamers looking for more control over their video game experience.  Evil Controllers is a company that manufactures modded controllers for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and they offer a wide variety of options. Recently, Gigamax Games discovered the magic that is a modded controller. Adding paddles or buttons on the back of a controller can have a massive impact on how games are played. 

Evil Controllers - PlayStation 4 Modded Controller Review

I was curious to see what all the fuss was about when it comes to these additional paddles on the back of a controller. I already had a cheap controller with extra buttons for my Xbox One and it was pretty cool but Evil Controllers looked like they were offering a substantial product. With an entire spread of mods to choose from, their services were much more in-depth than the knock-off pro-Xbox One controller I was already using.

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Looking through Evil Controllers customization menu, it quickly became clear that this was going to be an investment that would improve the overall console gaming experience. The controller pictured above includes a custom faceplate, reprogrammable back paddles without sensitive buttons, standard grip, no “Master Mod”, OEM thumbsticks, custom colors and D-Pad and X, O, △, and ☐ buttons.

The paddles on the back of the controller aren’t exactly paddles but aren’t buttons either. Evil Controllers blends the two technologies making a larger, raised paddle-shaped button. This gives the gamer a large area to press, and they're also covered in rubber to improve grip. However, these larger, protruding button/paddles are extremely noticeable when picking up the controller for the first time. It had me worried about clicking extra buttons by accident but that concern ended up not being a huge issue. For reference, the back paddles take around as much force as pressing the X button.

Modded Controllers: Creating Comfortable Gameplay

Besides giving gamers an edge, modded controllers like the ones from Evil Controllers create a more comfortable gaming experience. Some MMO’s require gamers to use a “claw grip”, contorting their hands in order to reach all the buttons they need. Having extra paddles allows the gamer to hotkey their desired commands, all while using a standard grip. Not having to stretch to run through an entire rotation drastically improves gameplay. Also, there are obvious benefits for first-person shooters. Hotkeying lean right and lean left, switch weapons, and crouch in Rainbow Six Siege is nothing short of spectacular. Once the added controls become second-nature, it can have a monumental impact on performance.

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There were plenty of other modifications to choose from, however, since it was the first time using this kind of controller on my main console, I didn’t want to over customize a controller to the point of it not being functional. Some of the other mods include custom thumbstick sizes, also known as “EVIL STICKS”. EVIL STICKS are designed to increase aim by reducing over correction and come in three sizes, 11mm, 15mm, and 18mm. Evil Controllers also offers a specialized Fortnite controller, designed to make building easier and includes weapon hotkeys.

Know What You're Buying

The Gigamax Games controller doesn't include “Master Mod”. This mod would make the controller not legal to use in tournaments because it enhances the controllers' software to improve gameplay. The Master Mod includes mods like Adjustable Rapid Fire, Drop Shot, Tactical Rapid Fire, Auto-Aim, Auto-Run, Fast Reload, Auto-Scope, Auto-Spot, and a bunch of other mods compatible with games like CoD, PUBG, GTA and many others. I chose not to add on the Master Mod because it sounded too much like cheating. 

My brand new Evil Controller ended up being a dream come true. I was hesitant at first because I didn’t want to be accidentally clicking buttons in the middle of a game. Also, I’m not the most coordinated person in the world so the fear of not becoming comfortable with using four extra fingers while gaming was a serious concern. I quickly discovered that not only did these extra, reprogrammable paddles improve my Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege performance, playing MMOs like Neverwinter and Elder Scrolls Online became much more comfortable. 

A Few Hours Is All It Takes

After a few hours of gaming, I already created my programmable paddle layouts to fit the way I game. Quickly I realized that my hands were actually conforming to the new controller layout as well. It only took a few games of Overwatch and Rainbow Six Siege before having extra paddles felt natural and turned into second nature. The programmable option allowed me to essentially turn some additional paddles off to avoid any accidental clicks as well. The ability to reprogram the R2 and L2 paddles is something I haven't found a use for yet, but excited to give that a try if a game calls for it.

Accidental clicks can happen, usually when putting the controller down. The placement of the paddles along with the way they’re shaped and raised causes whatever you're resting the controller on to press the paddle down. This was only an issue when watching Netflix. When I would move the controller to grab a drink or get comfortable, I noticed I kept pressing down the back paddles. To avoid this slight annoyance, I used the reprogrammable feature to clear all the back paddles so they weren't hotkeyed to a button. 

The Cold Hard Facts

Evil Controllers aren’t cheap. No high-end modded controller is going to be inexpensive but the controller showcased in this article came in at $219.74. It is a bit pricey, but the controller feels like a high-end piece of technology. The paddles feel sturdy and the faceplate, custom decal, and custom D-Pad and X, O, △, and ☐ buttons just look great.

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The order for the Evil Controller was placed on August 19th and the controller showed up at my door on August 31st. Not only was the delivery time great, creating the controller was actually a great time, too. Evil Controller uses a comprehensive customization menu that makes the process easy and exciting. When it arrived, opening up that box and holding the same exact controller you created on their website was extremely satisfying. One concern I had was that “Gigamax” overlapped over the D-pad in the customization menu but it ended up coming out perfect.

Evil Controllers and Gigamax Games

Gigamax Games is an affiliate of Evil Controllers so every sale made through this link, Gigamax Games gets a commission. The Gigamax Games crew wanted to make sure that this company was selling quality merchandise before recommending their products to the Gigamax Games audience. After a long weekend with the PS4 Evil Controller, the controller lived up to expectations.

Be sure to stick around for another modded controller review from a different manufacturer. Gigs purchased an entirely different take on a modded controller so gamers will have an idea of the different options that are out there.

Review by: Mack from GigamaxGames.com

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Gamescom 2018 Major Announcements & Livestreams

Gamescom 2018 is celebrating its 10th year in operation. This massive video game conference is held in Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany and 50 countries from all over the world take part in this incredible celebration. The event takes place from Sunday, August 21st - August 25th and brings together gamers, some of the most highly respected developers, and product supplies on Earth. Attendees will have a chance to experience some of the most highly anticipated video games and hardware.

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There isn’t going to be a massive list of major press conferences taking place at Gamescom 2018. The industry saw its fair share of announcements in June at E3 2018. Major press outlets will most likely be discussing major developments with publishers and developers in private. However, that doesn't mean the public is going to be left completely in the dark. 

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Blizzard Gamescom 2018: Wednesday - August 22nd

Today, August 22nd, Blizzard takes the main stage at 4:30am ET. They are showcasing new content for Overwatch, Island Expeditions in World of Warcraft, and Tychus Findlay Co-op Commander gameplay for StarCraft. To watch Blizzard at Gamescom 2018, take a look at the stream below.

Nvidia and Microsoft hosted more traditional press conferences at Gamescom 2018. Find all the details these companies announced in the livestreams below!

Major Nvidia Announcements and Livestream - August 20th

CEO Jen-Hsun Huang quickly put to rest rumors that were circulating about Nvidia's new line of GPUs. Kicking off Gamescom 2018, Nvidia released the specs of the new Turing-based GeForce GPUs, the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti and will be available on September 20th. The company also revealed the $500 RTX 2070 which tech lovers can pick up in October.

Non-Founders Editions will also be released by Nvidia. People can pick up the $1,000 GeForce RTX 2080Ti, $700 GeForce RTX 2080, and the $500 GeForce RTX 2070.

IGN was live at Gamescom 2018 covering the Nvidia press conference. Jump to 1:26:00 and catch it the very beginning.

Major Microsoft Announcements and Livestream - August 21st

PUBG 1.0 is finally ready for its debut on Xbox One and gamers can expect the massively popular battle royale game to transition out of early access on September 4th.

Three Battlefield V Xbox One bundles made an appearance as well. Players can pick up either the $300 One S version or $500 1TB Xbox One X bundle. The One S version includes the game, wireless controller and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial. The One X bundle comes with the game, wireless controller, one-month EA Access pass, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Battlefield V Gold Rush special edition for Xbox One X was the true show stopper. $500 will get gamers the console with an exclusive gray-and-gold color scheme and matching controller, but that’s not all. Battlefield V Gold Rush special edition also comes with the Battlefield V Deluxe Edition, a download code for Battlefield 1943, a month of EA Access and Xbox Game Pass as well as a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Check out the full Inside Xbox: Gamescom 2018 Special below. The action starts at 35:00.

Everything Else Gamescom 2018

As stated at the beginning of this article, a large majority of the breaking video game news was released at E3 2018. Developers like Sony, Ubisoft, Activision, Bethesda, Nintendo, and EA are present at Gamescom 2018 but primarily either behind the scenes with the press or giving gamers a first look at their upcoming games.

Ubisoft's Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is releasing later this year but attendees can find it on the showroom floor.

Bethesda isn’t going to be showing off a playable version of Fallout 76 but will have Rage 2 on display.

Nintendo fans at Gamescom 2018 will be excited to hear that Super Mario Party will be available to try. Diablo III Eternal Collection and even more upcoming Nintendo Titles will be available at their stand, too.

The Full List of Gamescom 2018 Exhibitors

  • 1C Publishing EU
  • AimControllers
  • Amazon
  • Armatus
  • Atlangames
  • Bandai Namco
  • Boxelware GmbH
  • Chibi Akihabara
  • CyberLink
  • Cybershoes
  • DIFUZED
  • Easy Payment Gateway
  • Electronic Arts
  • Exor Studios
  • FUJUFILM
  • GAMEVIL COM2US
  • getDigital
  • Hasbro Deutschland GmbH
  • ICAROS
  • Kalypso
  • KONAMI
  • Kujumi GmbH
  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo Perfect World
  • Playful People
  • RDGA Romanian Game Developers Association
  • Soedesco
  • Streamelements HQ
  • Team6 Game Studios BV
  • Trust Gaming
  • Ubisoft
  • Wootbox

 

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