has word that
Serious Sam 2
is now using Steamworks for multiplayer support, replacing
the no-longer-supported GameSpy middleware. The first-person shooter sequel is
currently coincidentally on
for 75% off. Here's word on the Steamworks transition and what else
This update eliminates the need for Gamespy since the service
has been announced to be officially closed on May 31st of this year.
The update also includes:
- fixed problems with FOV on widescreen resolutions,
- fixed wrong rendering of Uzi weapon in first person.
The GOG.com 2014 Summer Sale
is now underway,
offering all sorts of discounts, and no sorts of DRM. Here's the deal on all the
The DRM-free retailer set to deliver daily multiple game bundles
and more than 200 flash deals, all up to 90% off, featuring all-time favorite
gaming classics and sensational indie titles; and loads of surprise flash
giveaways. The GOG.com Summer Sale kicks off today.
With rising temperatures and increasing risk of sunstroke, GOG.com have decided
to give gamers a reason to rest in the shade for a while: It's time for the
2014 DRM-Free Summer Sale! Offering a variety
of lightning-fast deals for games like Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure,
Don't Starve, and Wizardry 8; as well as daily bundles on Ubisoft classics,
Hasbro Dungeons and Dragons RPGs, Bullfrog classic titles, adventure games of
all ages, and so much more. They'll even have more than a few giveaways
sprinkled into the mix for good measure. On the first day gamers can take
advantage of fantastic deals on titles like Kentucky Route Zero, Divinity:
Dragon Commander, and Luftrausers.
With a flood of rapidly-changing deals gamers will need to check back often.
Make sure you don’t miss out on the best that
GOG.com Summer Sale 2014 has to offer!
"Stand Together" trailer
from Dragon Age: Inquisition
relationships in the next installment in EA's action/RPG series. Word is: "It
falls to you and your party of legendary heroes to restore order as you lead the
Inquisition. Bonds will form - and some will break - as the campaign for truth
takes its toll." Continue here to read the full story
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Karl Magnus Troedsson talks about the possibility of offering future games in
series as Early Access titles, reports
after chatting with the DICE general manager at E3.
Arguably this is adding a name to how the series has always been created, as
Battlefield games have traditionally shipped with a fair share of bugs. Here's
Throughout the conversation, Troedsson referenced an increased
desire to involve the community in the development process. "We have nothing to
announce, but we are having discussions when it comes to [early access],"
Troedsson told us. "It comes not from a business perspective, but more from a
perspective of if it would help us have a stable launch of the game."
Conversations haven't yet progressed to involve price point, and if DICE were to
do it, players would be involved in the conversation about whether to proceed.
"We would ask our players in a controlled way," Troedsson says. "We probably
wouldn't open the floodgates for everyone, but we might do it for geographical
territories or people who bought the last game. Yes, it is something we are
considering, not from a business standpoint, but from one of creating quality in
Nordic Games announces the THQ brand will live on, as they have purchased the
name of the defunct publisher, and will publish future titles under the brand in
the grand tradition of other revived monikers like Atari and Westinghouse. "It
was kind of surprise to some industry veterans and players that we were the
winner of the auction of the THQ titles," explains Nordic General Manager
. "The challenging fact is nobody has ever heard about Nordic
Games before [the THQ auction]. There were so many articles with the headlines
‘Who the f**k is Nordic Games?’ We said, okay they were right." This transition
has already begun, as the THQ Facebook
has an update from Nordic about the return of the MX vs. ATV series.
A video of the E3 2014 stage demo for Star Citizen
up on GameSpot
where Chris Roberts presents Cloud Imperium Games' upcoming
crowd-funded space combat game as it's being seen at the trade show. A post to
RSI Community Forums
notes that the specs that show up at the 7:38 mark are
incorrect, as there are no plans for a Mac OS X edition of the game. Developer
clarifies: "Linux yes. Mac/OSX not at the time," and speculates:
"(I think that Gamespot must have pulled that from the WIkipedia, which is seems
to be perennially incorrect about this.)" Platform clarifications aside, the
video offers almost 20 minutes on the game, showing what's currently playable.
Continue here to read the full story
Stronghold Crusader 2
is now officially in the beta testing phase, as
Firefly Studios prepares for the
2nd release date for the siege warfare sequel. There's a
new update on the game's
with the news, along with the
E3 2014 trailer
fresh footage of the game at beta, including many of the new features that set
Crusader 2 apart from the original game." Here's more on the game's beta
Continue here to read the full story
The game is essentially finished with all our core systems in
place including co-op, unit abilities and dynamic events like the tornado and
locust swarm. Self-publishing comes with its own set of challenges but one of
the great advantages is that we can release when we are ready, when the bugs
have been squashed and the game is worthy of the Crusader name. After taking the
game to several public shows over the past nine months we are very happy with
the game’s feel. The team has been tweaking areas of gameplay such as unit
balance and castle destruction in direct response to feedback received at these
shows and it has made a huge difference. Players are telling us it feels like
the original Crusader in terms of moment-to-moment gameplay and just hearing
that is hugely encouraging.
The whole team feels as though we have managed to make a game that expands on
the original Crusader without changing what people found so enjoyable about the
original. It is mission accomplished on that front and we still have time for a
lengthy beta period to polish everything off before launch. Having to be so
vague about our release date, at least until recently, was frustrating but we
only wanted to give a specific date once we knew the game would be finished and
up to the kind of standard players expect. Soon there will be a great Stronghold
game available on Steam, one we can’t wait to get into the hands of players.
Cherry Pop Games announces Pool Nation FX
, a billiards simulation sequel
coming to Windows (via Steam
), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this fall,
promising an even ballsier way to get in touch with your inner Minnesota Fats.
game's E3 trailer
is online, offering some live pool played in low-cut tops,
and though this ignores the Windows edition, we are assured it is in the works.
Here's a quote, which reminds me of how I was just the other day telling Dustin
Hoffman how much I dislike name-dropping: "I happened to be discussing Pool with
the lovely Warren Spector at an event, who said ‘everyone has a relationship
with pool'." says Gemma Jessop. "This really rang true to me, and consequently
sparked some kind of personal pool quest - to find out what makes pool special
to you. We wanted to go above and beyond as a developer and really dig into the
core of pool, and what keeps a sport like this current through the generations.
Pool, Billiards, and cue sports in general are played worldwide in various ways
- differing from the way you break, to the rule set you play - and we wanted to
find a way to bring pool to you, the way that you want it to be played." Continue here to read the full story
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Happy Friday the 13th! Here's hoping the day brings you luck. I've confessed in
the past to being vaguely superstitious, though this doesn't really manifest
itself as triskaidekaphobia, so this doesn't bother me... But I do wonder if
this is a freak-out for any of the many E3 attendees who are heading home today,
as I would think someone who doesn't like Friday the 13th would not appreciate
flying for the occasion.