Artist: @Coder | Writers: @Qadassa @TheFrogger @Sydney | Editor: @Qadassa Game Spotlights were a great idea, but they were usually too long so people didn't read them fully . Taking their place will be monthly gaming news, which will include news about upcoming games, updates, and any other neat news. We'll still occasionally be pushing Game Spotlights out for bigger game releases, but they won't be happening as often. The format is still in the works, so don't be surprised if it doesn't look like this next month. Dark Souls: Remastered Release Date: May 25th, 2018; Nintendo Switch release delayed until Summer Price: $40, owners of original on PC will receive a discount; DLC will be included Platforms: Xbox One & One X, PS4, PS4 Pro, PC, and the Nintendo Switch The main goal and story of Dark Souls will not be changed; you'll be a chosen undead set with the task of stopping the coming Age of Darkness and reigniting the flame. Collect souls, armor, and weapons to increase your strength, and challenge the former lords of fire. Changes in the Remaster Addition of dedicated servers Addition of password matchmaking system Max online players: 4 -> 6 PC: Native 4K, all textures 2K unconverted, 60 fps Xbox One: 1080p, 60 FPS PS4: 1080p, 60 FPS Xbox One X: 4K, 60 FPS PlayStation 4 Pro: 4K, 60 FPS Nintendo Switch: TV mode: 1080p, 30 fps; Handheld mode: 720p 30 fps Overwatch In the month of April, the Overwatch Team pushed forward some nerfs, buffs, reworks, and a new event. They even revisited the Uprising event, held last year, to allow players to earn the skins, voice lines, and poses they missed out on. Let's review some of the new content and updates Blizzard has given us this month. End of Retribution Event Recap During the event, people were able to unlock skins from last year's Uprising event. Alongside this, nine new skins were added for Retribution event. Skins for Moira, Reaper, McCree, and Genji were made to match the event and game mode, but the others were made just to give something back to the players. Spoiler: Skin Preview Season 10 Begins With the start of Season 10, ranks have been reset and the Dev team has some news to announce. Starting this season, Brigitte will be unlocked for Competitive. Rialto, the new map, has hit live servers but will be locked for Competitive. Hero UpdatesMei Now able to freeze multiple enemies at once (instead of a single target) Hanzo Scatter Arrow has been reworked into Storm Arrows Fire up to 6 full power arrows that deal reduced damage Lunge A new ability that allows Hanzo to leap horizontally while mid-air Storm Bow Projectile Speed 85 --> 100 Sonic Arrow Cooldown: 20 --> 12 Duration: 10 --> 6 Radius: 10 --> 7 Full notes heresorry lucio, tracer, junkrat, genji, and brigitte mains The Forest There are a TON of changes to the game that fix map issues or improve gameplay. So many, that you'll have to take a look at this page to see them all. Changes Caves For some, their layout and texturing have changed entirely, while others got a nice polish. Items you can find have been moved around. If you have a base, you might load up to see your base a mess. Multiplayer features Voice/text chat have been improved Equipment You are not able to wear two types of armor at the same time. You can carry all armor sets in your backpack or create armor racks to show off your gear. New Items Warm Suit: provides warmth Creepy Armor: the strongest armor in the game; can be obtained from the mutants you kill on the island Ancient Relic: allows you to attract or repel mutants Hair Spray: when combined with a lighter, it turns into a makeshift flamethrower BELGIUM & LOOT BOXES: DEEMED ILLEGAL GAMBLING Following the Dutch decision to ban loot boxes, the investigation led by the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) on games such as FIFA 18, Overwatch, and CS:GO, resulted in loot boxes being declared a form of illegal gambling. The investigation's main goal was to protect minors and other players from unknowingly gambling. The BGC demanded publishers to remove loot boxes from their games or face up to five years in prison and a €800,000 fine ($956,600), which would double if minors were affected. The spark that ignited these investigations was the controversy of loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront II. Gamers complained about its pay-to-win nature: it could take more than 30 hours to grind for gameplay-changing content that you could simply receive after a few unboxings. EA decided to remove loot boxes after seeing the outrage, but attention to loot boxes had been brought to nations around the world. Steam Trade Restrictions Trading an item places a 7-day trade ban on it. Trading becomes harder and the value of items are decreasing.