JoyCity Corporation announced that Ox Queen, the third and newest member of team Big Flow, is now available as a playable-character in 3on3 FreeStyle. Off the court, Ox Queen exudes pure charisma and charm as an energetic online streamer.
Ox Queen's on-court skills focus on her absolute mastery of the dribble. Her fluid control over different types of dribble skills can connect to pass or setup the perfect 3-point shots.
Her first passive, ‘Rhythm Shooter’ enhances shot success if the player can land a perfect shot touch section. The second passive skill, ‘Highlight Clip maker’ increases 3-point shooting distance based on the score difference. The smaller the difference, the further Ox Queen can fire off a shoot 3-point shot. Utilizing her various dribble and passive skills, Ox Queen can quickly breakthrough the guard and shoot the ball from distance.
Ox Queen also comes with her Intensive Prestige unlocked. Players can either enhance Ox Queen’s strength or offset her inherent weakness with 3, different Intensive Skills.
This update brings a few balance updates, focusing on the adjustment of several character skills and abilities, allowing players to try out and polish a diverse lineup of ballers.
The Astro Buff Ranked Mode will run in tandem with Ox Queen’s release! With this mode, certain abilities are benefited by the special Astro buff effect.
Via the Astro Buff Ranked Mode, players can get hands-on with Ox Queen’s strength and learn how to better control her skill set this mode.
Video game developer and publisher Jagex announced the acquisition of Pipeworks Studio ("Pipeworks"), a highly established and innovative 200-person strong development studio, based in Eugene, Oregon.
Marking its first ever acquisition of an external studio, this transaction reflects Jagex’s commitment to expand its team of world-class talent, as well as grow its footprint in North America.
The acquisition follows a strong period of growth for Jagex. Establishing itself as a leader in community-driven games, Jagex has recorded five years of record games-as-a-service revenues, a series of third-party publishing deals, and its highest ever RuneScape franchise membership. In 2021, global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) acquired Jagex, to support the company’s growth strategy, including M&A.
Founded in 1999, Pipeworks has built a reputation as a global force in gaming and advanced technology solutions for both established and emerging IPs. Pipeworks’ team of more than 200 employees have shipped more than 125 games and become deeply embedded in key franchises for partners including EA Sports, Wizards of the Coast, Activision, Genvid, MetaTeq, and more.
“We are delighted to welcome Pipeworks into the Jagex Family,” said Phil Mansell, CEO of Jagex. “Pipeworks presents an incredible opportunity to bring onboard world-class game development talent. The studio brings elite-level game development expertise, specifically in AAA games-as-a-service, with an exemplary track record of collaborations with the world’s best game creators. Lindsay (CEO of Pipeworks) and his team have been running a successful and profitable group for many years, and we look forward to working together to publish Pipeworks’ developed IP and accelerate its growth."
Digital Bros Group, the Italian parent company to global video game publisher 505 Games, today broadens its publishing branch with the creation of HOOK, a brand new subdivision headed by industry veterans looking to identify rising indie talents.
Based in Digital Bros’ Milan head office, with international members of the team based in different countries, HOOK includes industry veterans with more than 20 years of experience and will focus on identifying talented indie developers with strong creative visions to help them publish and market their games on the global marketplace. HOOK also offers an all-around solution for developer needs including funding, development support, QA, localization, marketing & PR.
Some of HOOK’s current projects include KINGDOM of the DEAD (Dirigo Games), Madshot (Overflow) and Unholy (Duality Games), among other undisclosed projects.
The establishment of HOOK comes off the back of Digital Bros Group latest acquisitions which include Supernova Games Studios, DR Studios, InfinityPlus 2, Kunos Simulazioni and Avant Garden. It also allows the Digital Bros group to strengthen its global publishing capability beyond the renowned 505 Games label (Death Stranding, Control, Bloodstained, Terraria).
The Open Beta for MultiVersus, the all-new free-to-play platform fighter videogame from Player First Games, is now available to download and play for free on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, with full cross-play support and dedicated server-based rollback netcode for robust online competition.
MultiVersus brings together a variety of beloved heroes and personalities to team up with or compete against in epic battles, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Harley Quinn (DC); Shaggy and Velma (Scooby-Doo); Bugs Bunny and Tasmanian Devil a.k.a. Taz (Looney Tunes); Arya Stark (Game of Thrones); Tom & Jerry (Tom and Jerry); Jake the Dog and Finn the Human (Adventure Time); Steven Universe and Garnet (Steven Universe); Iron Giant (The Iron Giant); LeBron James (Space Jam: A New Legacy); Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith (Rick and Morty); an extraordinary original creature named Reindog; and many more to come.
Featuring matches with a strong focus on cooperative gameplay, every fighter is outfitted with a deep set of combat mechanics that distinguish the game’s fresh take on 2 vs. 2 gameplay. This allows combatants to boast customizable movesets that combine dynamically with other characters as they battle for supremacy. From Wonder Woman and her Lasso of Truth attack unexpectedly paired with Shaggy and his sandwich projectile, to Arya Stark’s face-swapping ability complementing Superman’s laser vision, the impossible can become possible through surprising team combinations and matchups.
Xbox 360 came into the limelight when the Internet of Things (IoT) began taking off several years ago. Microsoft produces this video game as part of standardized connectivity Xbox Live console games.
Between 2005 and 2015, Microsoft hit the casino jackpot with the Xbox 360 as it became one of the best-selling console games of all time. It can be said to be one of Microsoft’s brightest stars due to its popularity.
However, some people do not love its red ring of death, which casts a dark shadow over the game’s reputation. Regardless of what some may label Xbox 360, it is an important console for the wider gaming world.
Xbox 360 games like Mass Effect, Dead Space, and Dragon Age can consume lots of your time. I know friends who developed an addiction to this game, and many more are still looking for it.
What makes Xbox 360 popular?
Several factors have propelled this game’s popularity over the years, and here are some of them:
One thing you would enjoy while playing Xbox 360 is Achievement Points that motivate gamers to soar past their opponents. Other features like Gamerscores allow players to extract more points in their games as much as possible.
Attractive streamlined design
Besides awesome infrastructure, Xbox 360 console has a streamlined design that only advanced with its Elite version. In addition to its marvelous look, the game has an easy-to-use controller with improved ergonomics.
The controller is large enough to feel in your hand comfortably. And the controller’s buttons are placed close together, so the player does not have to stretch. You can play this game for long periods without feeling uncomfortable in your hands.
It allowed you to play Gears of War, Halo, and Forza franchises which defined the console’s identity. The Xbox 360’s numerous games utilized its power, making it a worthwhile investment.
Microids and Olydri Games revealed that their turn-based RPG, Noob - The Factionless, will be available for Xbox One consoles, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2023. Retail versions as well as a Collector’s Edition will also launch simultaneously, and the game will include localization in several languages at launch.
Inspired by classic RPGs from the 1990s – 2000s and MMORPGs, Noob – The Factionless will let you play as 4 heroes and alternate between the real world and the virtual universe of Horizon. The game will feature several gameplay mechanics including exploration, turn-based combats, as well as main and secondary quests to complete. In this brand-new adventure based on the French web-series Noob, our heroes will have to level up their avatars to achieve their full potential.
Noob – The Factionless tells the adventure of four beginner players, forming the Rush guild comprising Baster, an eager and competitive Neogician; Drek, his best friend and blundering Berserker; May, an ambitious and sometimes arrogant Fortune-teller; and finally Logs, a dreamer and naïve Elementalist passionate about cooking.
Together, they hope to quickly reach level 100 and unlock their Legendary class to join the elite of Horizon players. They wish to see the Rush guild becoming one of the greatest guilds in the game alongside the Noob, Justice, Roxxor and Pro Game Master guilds.
Besides the challenges encountered in the virtual world of this MMO, they will also have to complete quests ‘IRL’ (in real life).
Noob - The Factionless is expected to release in 2023 on Consoles and PC.