Good morning Quick Droppers, make sure you have your cup of joe brewed strong for this mornings read.
2021 has had no shortage of gaming news being released and we do not see that changing anytime soon. In a time when gaming is at an all time high, we look forward to covering the latest content for our readers.
Cheers to the good people taking one for the team and delivering our favorite information in tl;dr and sparknotes. Check out todays latest:
SQ42 Yet again, another delay!
Squadron 42 has fear of a 'Cyberpunk'? We can all understand delays in the game development world especially when it comes to the discussion of 2020 and how COVID has shaken the world. But it seems like bad news and delays continue to follow this title – although not all for bad reasons! We are advocates for taking time in gaming development to ensure you can deliver the best product – but that cannot be understated by the opposite effect such as we’ve seen with the Cyberpunk2077 release. And perhaps this decision comes from the publicity CP2077 received. Squadron 42 will ‘be done when it’s done’ so time will tell if we get to see it early 2021 or not.
SQ42 takes place in the role of a rookie Navy combat pilot. As a pilot for the United Empire of Earth, you will be tasked with space battles in the stars with intense dogfighting and even ground combat. Stationed aboard a massive Navy ship, you will grow and interact with the crew around you as your character develops through the game. We are excited to see what the dogfighting will look like – and hope to an extent the development team took a note or too from the other well known dogfighting title in Warhawk.
CES goes Nitro
ACER dominates at CES. With the latest CES announcements, we can look forward to ACER’s release of their newest Nitro gaming monitors. Without going into too much detail, you can expect large screens with vibrant colors, incredible resolutions, with very high refresh rates to support the beefiest of computers and framerates.
The Nitro line also receives a feature upgrade. The announcement of these monitors includes the new HDMI 2.1 ports which of course allow for 120fps at 4k gaming – specifically targeting the newest gen consoles for the consumers out there not getting their bang for their buck playing on their outdated televisions! While these monitors are very impressive, they also hurt the market with ludicrous pricing. Hopefully with more options and economies of scale we will observe pricing subside into the later half of 2021.
Spread the Love, for A Kid Again
Quick Drop Media and Gamerized are proud to sponsor the 72 hour 'Spread the Love' Charity Event ran by A Kid Again.
The mission of A Kid Again is to foster hope, happiness, and healing for the families with a child facing a life-threatening condition by providing year-round cost-free, group activities designed to take their minds off their daily challenges while creating happy memories. Some of these Adventures can include: Sporting Events, Theme Parks, Zoos, Mini Golf and Arcades, Holiday Parties etc...
The Charity Stream will bring together 10 universities across 5 states to support the great cause. We can take this one step further and help to share this event once it is live
The event is held February 12-14th, 2021 - you can find and support this stream across several platforms and channels, but the main stream will be held here: https://www.twitch.tv/a_kid_again
Quick Droppers, we are counting on you to help blow this up. Be sure to like, share, and retweet so we can knock this fundraiser out of the park!
A new giant potentially enters the stream gaming service market? Streaming services such as Google Stadia, GeForce Now and PlayStation Now have been around for a few years. The draw is really for users not looking to fork up hundreds of dollars for complex computer equipment or consoles needed to run many of the modern AAA titles.
The services host the games and do all the heavy lifting, so most of the time you can use whatever computer or laptop you have available. Shadow Boost Cloud Gaming is the newest to hit the market and only for $14.99/month or $11.99/mo. with a 1-year commitment. Shadow will allow users to “rent” a gaming pc and use it via the cloud to cover titles through Steam, Epic, Xbox Game Pass, etc. And in the largest growing sector of gaming, Shadow is also available on smartphones! Check it out here.