has the announcement of Hunters Quest
, a free-to-play
match-3 "puzzle combat" game for mobiles based on Evolve
, Turtle Rock's
upcoming asymmetric shooter (thanks
). This goes beyond the theme, as playing the mobile game can
unlock bonuses in Evolve
upon its launch next month, which may bother
some purists, as the free-to-play game offers in-app purchases to speed up
progress. The app will also feature top-down replays from the full game and
other unlocks. Here's word on how the game and app will interact:
Playing Hunters Quest will let players earn Mastery Boosts that will be applied
to their Hunter character profile in Evolve on both their console and PC.
An example of this would be that you unlock Markov’s Lightning Gun Mastery Boost
via Hunters Quest. Once you unlock the Mastery Boost in the mobile app, this
will be saved to your my2K profile. The next time you fire up Evolve, the game
will read the Mastery Boost unlock from my2K - and will increase your Mastery
progression by close to 50 percent of its total amount.
NOTE: The maximum amount you can boost your Hunter Mastery progress for
an item is a total of 50 percent. If your current progress is at 0 out of 100,
the boost will take you to 50; if you’re already at 60 out of 100, the boost
will take you to near complete for the current Mastery level.
Badge Artwork Unlocks:
You can earn unique artwork in Evolve by completing objectives via Hunters
Quest. You will unlock badges by completing each of the four Bestiary Biomes in
Hunter’s Quest, as well as leveling each Hunter up to their maximum amount.
Match Replay System:
And once Evolve launches, there’s a whole other half of the experience you’re
able to access features like stats and leaderboards from your mobile devices.
Maybe see your stats and how you rank compared to the rest of the world? How
about a top-down replay of recent matches?
After you run a multiplayer round of Evolve, the last 10 replays are stored on
your my2K profile that you are signed in with on your copy of Evolve. With the
my2K account linked to Evolve: Hunters Quest, you have direct access to all that
information, wherever you’re connected.
As of today this free-to-play game and second-screen app is available for iOS,
Android, Amazon and Windows devices.
Windows Phone [LINK]
has sold more than one million copies in its alpha form as an
early access release on Steam
according to a
report on MCV
. This is a significant turnaround for Introversion,
as the British developer was on the brink of shutting down several years ago
. A new
alpha version 29
of their jail design game was just released, and
here's a video
showing off what it adds. Continue here to read the full story
Star Trek Online website announces
a milestone for Star Trek Online
that Star Trek: The Original Series failed to achieve, as the game has now
completed a five-year mission (thanks Jamie). Here's a bit on where the sci-fi
MMORPG will boldly go from:
When Captain James T. Kirk took the Enterprise
out, it was originally scheduled for a five-year mission, so five years has a
pretty big significance in Star Trek lore. Seeing Star Trek Online mark a date
of five years of live operations is a cause for celebration unlike any other
year, and this anniversary we are pulling out all the stops.
This year, we’ve got two additions to the Anniversary content that will run from
January 29th through February 26th of 2015. The first of which is a new Featured
Episode called “Dust to Dust,” and the second is a new minigame where Q has
tasked you with stabilizing Omega Particles across the galaxy in an effort to
secure the keys to the new Kobali Samsar Cruiser Starship as well as craft some
upgrade kits in the process.
Steam Community group announcement
has word to expect a public beta test for
on February 14th, as Al Capone once taught the
world that nothing symbolizes the romance of Valentine's Day like a good
massacre (thanks Gamer's Hell
). Here's word:
The Public Beta release includes
Career Mode, Freeplay and Multiplayer. It’s got all the Achievements and
Challenges. It’s got a full complement of cars, levels and arenas. It’s got
Smelly Bush collectibles (does that make it the “Pubic Beta”? Course it does!)!
So don’t forget, it’s the PUBLIC PUBIC BETA – we want you to play, play,
play and tell us what you think either in the forums, or through our support
And we’re still giving away the original games too in our Carmageddon collection
– that’s FOUR games for the price of ONE! Yes, buy Carmageddon: Reincarnation
and you also get the original Carmageddon (the Max Pack, which includes the
Splat Pack), Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now, and Carmageddon TDR 2000! So now’s
the time to jump in, buckle up, put the pedal to the metal and PUNCH IT… Forget
50 Shades of Grey – get ready for 50,000 Showers of Gibs!!
With the Super Bowl tomorrow, it is time for my annual suggestion to the NFL to
consider changing the game from Sunday to Saturday. It's not like they are going to listen to me (or anyone else for that matter), but there's a better
shot at this getting traction than getting Congress to declare the Monday after
the game a holiday. It just seems a shame to have so many parties on what is a school night,
not to mention the literal use of that term, as the game
ending around 10:30 pm also makes the next day a problem for youngsters who want
to watch. Seems like a no-brainer, and a much more valuable priority than trying
to fix things that aren't really broken, like extra-point conversions.