Dragon Age: Inquisition Twitch Stream Shows Impressive Dragon Fight

You could pick up a few tips to use in their own campaigns

Dragon Age: Inquisition has already been out for a few weeks but there are plenty of gamers who do not know exactly everything that the title has to offer, and the development team at BioWare is coming to the rescue with a new Twitch stream that allows players to take a look at one of the dragon fights that offers the most interesting challenges in the RPG.

The footage is more than half an hour long and ends somewhat abruptly, but there are some very cool moments to watch and gamers might pick up some tips that they can use in their own engagements.

Dragon Age: Inquisition can be very challenging when dealing with the flying beasts, which can breathe fire and a number of other elements, and it’s important for players to make sure that they have a solid party and that they carefully decide when to use special abilities and when to deploy their Focus-based attacks.

BioWare has said that it plans to deliver a first full patch for the title on December 9, although no information on what changes it will make has yet been offered.

Dragon Age: Inquisition will also get downloadable content at some point in 2015.

Share your videos and screenshots from Dragon Age: Inquisition in the comments bellow.

Steam takes on Twitch with built-in game streaming

Valve announced today that it is adding support for built-in live streaming to Steam. The feature is going to be called Steam Broadcasting. Gamers will be able to take advantage of this feature to broadcast their gameplay live, as well as view, live gameplay streams of friends or anyone who is broadcasting their gameplay to the public.

Watch your friends play


Now it’s not like Valve has done something completely out of the box. Gamers have had the ability to broadcast their gaming sessions through popular third party services like Twitch and Ustream, but this is the first time that Steam gets a native broadcasting feature.

Only a few browsers are supported by Steam Broadcasting at this point in time, which include Google Chrome, and Apple Safari apart from the Steam client. Since the feature is in beta stage right now players can’t monetize their streams at this point in time, and neither can streams be archived.

The Steam Broadcasting feature comes part and parcel of the Steam beta client. Gamers will have to opt-in to this feature in order to be able to broadcast gameplay. They will need to update their privacy settings to enable broadcasting. Streams will be available for viewing through the community hub.

Visit the Steam Broadcasting page in order to sign up for this feature.

Here’s What London Looks Like In The New ‘Assassin’s Creed’

The next title in Ubisoft’s blockbuster “Assassin’s Creed” series is coming out next year and it’s going to be set in Victorian London, gaming news site Kotaku first reported.

Kotaku managed to get a 7-minute preview of what the next game will look like. In the new game set in 19th century London, the player is an assassin tasked with killing members of the secretive Knight’s Templar organisation.

Here’s what London will look like in the new game:

Assassin's Creed London

Kotaku says that the preview video showed the main character fighting enemies on the roof of one of London’s stagecoaches. You can even see gas lanterns lining the street in the background:

Assassin's Creed London

After that fight, the assassin follows his target into Charing Cross station, one of Victorian London’s busiest areas. He dons a top hat to fit in with the crowd:

Assassin's Creed London

The new game will also let you swing through Charing Cross station on a grappling hook before stabbing unsuspecting pedestrians, as seen here:

Assassin's Creed London

It’s also reported that the in-game version of Victorian London features dirty back alleys, gambling in pubs, moving steam trains, and the River Thames.

After Kotaku posted the leaked images, Ubisoft took the unusual step of confirming the leaked game, issuing this statement to media outlets:

It is always unfortunate when internal assets, not intended for public consumption, are leaked. And, while we certainly welcome anticipation for all of our upcoming titles, we’re disappointed for our fans, and our development team, that this conceptual asset is now public. The team in our Quebec studio has been hard at work on the particular game in question for the past few years, and we’re excited to officially unveil what the studio has been working on at a later date. In the meantime, our number one priority is enhancing the experience of Assassin’s Creed Unity for players.

The “Assassin’s Creed” series is known for presenting amazingly real looking settings of different cities. Previous games have taken place in 15th-century Florence, Venice, America during the Revolution, and Paris.

Top Twitch Games for October 2014 – Extra Life Edition

First, a big thank you to everyone who participated in Extra Life 2014! This year, Twitch specifically added Extra Life as a “Game” and numerous participating broadcasters set this as their game during the event. For its limited run, Extra Life finished at #14 in the Top 20. We’ll have more on all things Extra Life in an upcoming blog.

While the Top 5 remained the same as September, we welcomed the release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, which debuted at #6. The most notable move belonged to Fifa 15, which went on a run to #11, jumping six spots in the process. Magic: The Gathering also shuffled its way up six spots to land back in the Top 20 at #17.

October/Spooktober/Shocktober wouldn’t be complete without some horror games. Two highly anticipated games, Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, released at #12 and #13, respectively. Much shock. So spooky. WoW. (Speaking of doge,  Twitch now takes DogeCoin!)

Gaze now upon the Top 20.

Twitch Top Games for October 2014 (By Total Minutes Watched)
Ranking Title Prev. Month Difference
1 League of Legends 1 E
2 Dota 2 2 E
3 Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 3 E
4 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 4 E
5 Minecraft 5 E
6 World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor New
7 Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm 8 +1
8 Destiny 6 -2
9 World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria 7 -2
10 Arma III 11 +1
11 Fifa 15 17 +6
12 Alien: Isolation New
13 The Evil Within New
14 Extra Life New
15 Smite 12 -3
16 DayZ 14 -2
17 Magic: The Gathering 23 +6
18 Runescape 15 -3
19 World of Tanks 19 E
20 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls 9 -11

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