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Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

Anthem Patched; Further Act 1 Changes Delayed

An Update on Anthem from the Development Team on Reddit offers a state-of-the-game, reporting what BioWare has learned in the 10 weeks since the game's release. The announce the release of the version 1.1.0 patch for the action/RPG, giving an overview and pointing to this post for further details. They also say they are going to pump the brakes on some of their plans for new ACT 1 features. They say they have delivered many of these already, but they plan to step back on working on the core game before producing more new features and content. Here's a bit:

Act 1 Calendar
While we have delivered many of the Act 1 features on time, we are not going to hit all the goals on our Act 1 Calendar.

We have been prioritizing things like bug fixes, stability and game flow over the new features of Act 1. We set aside time for this work, but the reality is there are more things to fix and improve than we planned for. While this is the best thing to do for the game, it means some items from the calendar will be delayed.

Features delayed:

  • Mastery System
  • Guilds
  • Legendary Missions – Phase II
  • Weekly Stronghold Challenge
  • Leaderboards
  • Some Freeplay Events
  • Cataclysm

We want to make sure everything we add to the game has a purpose and fits with our long term goals. When we have information to share on the items above, we will do so.

Cataclysm
The Cataclysm is an important addition to the game and it’s currently a big focus for the team. The Cataclysm will bring new challenges and rewards and pushes the story of Anthem forward. As our work continues, we will share more with you in May.

Loot
We have heard your concerns around end game loot. We agree that our loot and progression systems need to be improved and we are working towards this. When we have more information to share, we will.

New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers

NVIDIA announces the release of new version 430.39 WHQL-certified drivers for GeForce graphics cards running under Windows, saying these are the game-ready drivers for Mortal Kombat 11. They also announce new GeForce GTX 16-Series Laptops and more gaming monitors with G-SYNC compatible validation, saying these are game-ready for all of those as well. Word is: "Our latest GeForce Game Ready driver delivers day-one support for Mortal Kombat 11, introduces support for more G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, adds a SLI profile for AnthemTM, and noticeably improves Vulkan performance in Strange Brigade."

BATTLETECH: Urban Warfare Announced

Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes officially announce BATTLETECH: Urban Warfare, a new DLC pack they first mentioned last year as part of the BATTLETECH Season Pass. This is taking it to the streets on June 4th, and is automatically included for owners of that aforementioned pass. This announcement trailer accompanies the news, which follows:

Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes today unveiled details for the next big thing to hit BATTLETECH this summer. Urban Warfare will bring 'Mech combat to the vast cityscapes of 3025. With electronic warfare, large-scale building destruction, environmental mechanics, new enemy units and more, the urban sprawl will be a whole new battlefield on June 4th, BATTLETECH: Urban Warfare is available for preorder now at the SRP of $19.99 and is also available in the BATTLETECH Season pass.

City combat is center stage in this expansion, introducing new street features including blocked lines of sight, collateral damage rules, and all sorts of new destruction. Weigh the hazards and benefits before going into urban battle, though - explosions, floods and more await. With new urban challenges, the return of lost technologies, new ‘Mechs, vehicles, encounters and flashpoints, Urban Warfare takes the BATTLETECH experience to new, gritty heights.

“Urban Warfare delivers one of the biggest 'Mech combat player fantasies there is: Fighting it out on the streets and rooftops of epic sci-fi cityscapes,” said Mitch Gitelman, Co-founder of Harebrained Schemes and Game Director of BATTLETECH. “The truth is, we've wanted to build city combat environments and gameplay for years, so we're thrilled to be finally bringing this experience to BATTLETECH.”

Key features:

  • Urban Warfare - Street brawls introduce new tactical gameplay challenges as ‘Mech combat moves from wide-open natural landscapes to vast urban sprawls. Every building in the new urban biome is fully destructible, so you’re never more than a few salvos away from a new line of sight, or the defensive cover of high-rise rubble. Abandoned explosive fuel trucks, destroyed coolant exchanger buildings, and broken electrical transformers that disrupt targeting will drastically change the battle as you go.
  • Electronic Warfare - The return of these lost technologies will forever change the 31st century battlefield. ‘Mechs equipped with Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) and nearby friendly units are obscured from enemy targeting systems, and immune to indirect fire. Meanwhile, ‘Mechs equipped with Active Probe can reveal, locate, and target enemy units that would otherwise be hidden.
  • Two New BattleMechs - The experimental Raven 1X sports an advanced electronic warfare package combining ECM and Active Probe systems into a lightweight component. The Javelin is a compromise between speed and firepower, with close-range knockout power.
  • New Flashpoints - A wide variety of new branching short stories that link together mercenary missions, crew conversations, special events, critical choices, and rare bonus rewards.
  • Three New Enemy Vehicles - The Tank sports a variety of weapons to fight at all ranges with speed and agility, the Packrat is a battlefield support vehicle equipped with a prototype version of ECM, and the Rotunda is a reconnaissance vehicle equipped with a prototype version of Active Probe.
  • New Encounter - Attack and Defend is a challenging new mission type where your mercenaries must destroy an enemy’s base to stop a steady stream of attackers before they can overcome your forces and knock out your employer’s base.

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Neverwinter: Undermountain Released

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios announce the launch of Undermountain, the new expansion for Neverwinter, their free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG. There's a look at Undermountain, but no underboob in the Official Launch Trailer, and here's a quick summary of the news:

Adventurers are summoned to Halaster Blackcloak’s enormous dungeon beneath Waterdeep where they will explore five diverse, new Adventure Zones via the Yawning Portal social hub. Players will encounter and be guided by the proprietor of the well-known tavern, Durnan (voiced by Dungeon Master Ruty Rutenberg), and the Chultan priest of Waukeen, Obaya Uday (voiced by D&D community leader and founder of Gilding Light, Satine Phoenix). Adventurers in Neverwinter can also look forward to a level cap increase to 80, an Endgame Dungeon, Class Powers and Feats overhauls, a revamped Boons system, a richer loot drop experience and tons more in Undermountain.

For Honor Year 3, Season 2 Begins Next Week

Ubisoft announces Sakura, Year 3, Season 2 in For Honor, gets underway on May 2nd. This will introduce the Hitokiri, a new Dark Samurai hero playable as either a male or a female. The new character will be immediately playable for Year 3 Pass owners, while for the unwashed masses this will be able for purchase starting May 9. The Hitokiri can be seen in this cinematic reveal trailer. Here's word:

Today, Ubisoft announced that the Hitokiri, a new fearsome warrior, will be joining the Samurai Faction in For Honor® with the launch of Year 3, Season 2 on May 2 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices and Windows PC. This new Season is the second of For Honor’s Year 3, which will continue to bring even more Heroes, new maps, seasonal events and more throughout the year.

The Hitokiri are ghostly warriors who have lost all faith in humanity. They wander the land clutching their Masakari, the mighty axes they used to sentence criminals, their presence on the battlefield spreading a black cloud that can terrify all enemies. This new archetype will have both female and male versions: Sakura and Yato. The Hitokiri will be immediately playable for all owners of the Year 3 pass on May 2 10 AM PST, while all other players will be able to unlock the Hitokiri on May 9 for 15,000 Steel.

In addition, Year 3, Season 2 will introduce additional Hero updates to improve the roster, focusing on the Lawbringer and on the Raider as well as a new map, Canopy, that will be added free for all For Honor players on May 2. A first look at Year 3, Season 2 and the Hitokiri will take place on a special Warrior’s Den livestream on Thursday, April 25 on the For Honor Twitch channel, https://www.twitch.tv/forhonorgame.

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Battle Brothers: Warriors of the North Next Month

Overhype Studios announces a release date for Warriors of the North, saying this will come to Steam on May 9th, offering new content for Battle Brothers, their turn-based, tactical RPG. Here's a trailer showing off gameplay. Here's the war plan:

Wield your weapon of choice and put your armor on, soldier! Overhype Studios announces today that Warriors of the North, the next DLC for Battle Brothers, will be released on May 9th for $8.99 / €8.99 / £7.99. This new content expands the popular turn-based tactical RPG with lots of new content centered in the cold reaches of the northern region and their inhabitants, the fierce barbarians.

But that’s not all: new origins for your company of mercenaries, new contracts and events, and new gear and banners offer a new layer of strategic depth to Battle Brothers. Legends also talk about a mythical creature, the Ijirok… Prepare to explore the frozen north and face the barbarians in Warriors of the North – the challenge will put your battle skills to the test, but immortal fame and legendary treasures await the victors!

KEY FEATURES

  • Pick one of ten different origins for your company and play as northern barbarians, peasant militia, or a flock of cultists. Each origin has special rules that shape your campaign into a different experience from beginning to end.
  • Face an entirely new faction of northern barbarians, complete with their own gear and unique mechanics
  • Visit two new legendary locations and fight two new bosses in a quest that leads to a legendary reward
  • Hunt down enemy champions and face them in battle to claim famed items for yourself
  • Dress in style with a collection of new viking and rus inspired banners, shields, helmets, and armors. Use new weapons and let loose the new nordic warhound!
  • Earn your stay in the north by taking on new contracts
  • Immerse yourself in leading a mercenary company with even more illustrated events.
  • Two new music tracks accompany you on your adventures.
  • Challenge yourself with new achievements

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Mortal Kombat 11 Released

Mortal Kombat 11 is now available as promised on Steam, offering the Windows edition of this brawler sequel, which is also now available for consoles. Early players of the game should check out this clip on Twitch where the developers at NetherRealm Studios discuss how they are already working on changes to progression and rewards, based on feedback. Game Informer has a summary: "The change will come from a behind-the-scenes tweak that the studio can do in the background, adjusting values of what you get, rather than in a full patch. A patch requires a much bigger list of tasks bundled together, so you won't seen an update notification fixing the values, it will just be different one day." The previously released launch trailer kicks things off, and here's the official description of the game:

The all new Custom Character Variations give you unprecedented control of your fighters to make them your own. The new graphics engine showcases every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment, bringing you so close to the fight you can feel it. Featuring a roster of new and returning Klassic Fighters, Mortal Kombat's best-in-class cinematic story mode continues the epic saga over 25 years in the making.

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Assassin's Creed Odyssey: The Fate of Atlantis: Fields of Elysium Released

Ubisoft now offers Fields of Elysium, the first episode The Fate of Atlantis, the second post-launch story arc of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, adding to the ever-more complex cascade of content for the sequel. Word is: "Throughout Fields of Elysium, players will continue their odyssey in the Greek afterlife to uncover the great mysteries within the ancient realms of the gods." This post covers the news, and offers this launch trailer from last week. Here's a futile attempt to simplify the release news and where it fits with their DLC roadmap:

Fields of Elysium introduces players to the paradise of Elysium, an otherworldly realm of luscious growth and no conflict, ruled by the goddess Persephone. As the story unfolds, players uncover its sinister secrets while trying to unlock the power of the Staff of Hermes to find a way out of Elysium. Helping Hermes, Persephone's friend Hekate as well as the human Adonis, players uncover the true nature of Elysium as it inevitably descends into civil war.

Each of the three episodes of The Fate of Atlantis will introduce new ability enhancements related to the three branches of the skill tree – Hunter, Warrior and Assassin. In this first episode, players will discover four new ability enhancements, including:

  • Ares Bull Charge is part of the Warrior branch of the skill tree, and will summon a projectile that takes the form of a bull charging forward. The projectile knocks down any enemy it hits and pierces though them.
  • Ares Madness, also part of the Warrior branch of the skill tree, will allow players to have a new fighting set that overpowers their enemies for a short period of time.
  • Might of Artemis is part of the Hunter branch of the skill tree. Enemies, when hit by the stun, automatically take critical damage from any subsequent melee attack for the duration of the stun.
  • Kronos Time Warp is part of the Assassin branch of the skill tree. This ability will grant each head shot additional slowdown time and higher damage, which is perfect for fighting enemies.

In order to play Fields of Elysium, players will have two different options:

  • Following the main game, players will have to complete the questline Between Two Worlds, the mythological main game story arc, and Heir of Memories, the Lost Tales of Greece questline that is available after completing the former questline. Finally, they must have reached character level 28 or above.
  • Otherwise, players will be able to use a shortcut created specifically for those who would like to play The Fate of Atlantis and who do not fulfill all the above conditions. Thanks to this shortcut, players will enter Greece level 52 with preset abilities and resources enabling them to start their adventure into the afterlife with the Lost Tales of Greece questline Heir of Memories. They will also have the opportunity to choose their hero. However, contrary to the previous option, player progression using the shortcut will not carry over to the main game save, and they will not be able to obtain achievements.

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343 Industries on Halo Infinite and Battle Royale

A thread on ResetEra has post from 343 Industries on the possibility that Halo Infinite will include a battle royale mode, a sign of the times that this commands such attention (thanks MP1ST). While the post says they don't plan on including a last-player-standing mode on release, it doesn't rule out adding it at some point either. Here's word from Frank "Stinkles" O'Connor:

We will not talk about the launch content of Halo Infinite until we're ready. I haven't watched the video so if I am misinterpreting the headline as "'Halo Infinite is launching with/as a Halo Battle Royale mode" that is still not the case. You can probably make your own Battle Royale mode in Forge even right now though. It's a mode not a genre. And all the variants out there now are in my opinion quite radically different from my perspective. Apex vs Fortnite is chalk and cheese - one focuses on movement and map traversal and the other on building and budgeting. Like CTF. BTB Super Fiesta (for example) contains a lot of the shenanigans and emergent fun of that kind of large experience but big sandbox modes are not Battle Royale any more than Oddball is CTF. The launch modes for MP are not 100% defined and are subject to change till quite late in the process - but Battle Rifle will still be there. So you can have BR. But are we interested in big social modes with loads of organic shenanigans? Yes. Specifically A blimp full of survivors heading to an Island after a (metaphorical) lecture from Beat Takeshi? No.

We are NOT doing this as of now - and no plans to -- but Battle Royale could be made for any of the Halo games in MCC or 5 with some content and scripting additions, because it is a mode. It would have limits based on each engine. I'm pointing that out to be clear that it's one of the ways we think about gameplay possibilities rather than a single direction for a title.

Causa, Voices of the Dusk Announced

Causa, Voices of the Dusk is a new deck-building game coming soon to consoles and Steam, offering free-to-play gameplay and cross-platform support. Chilean indie developer Niebla Games says they've been working on this for a few years now, thanks to assistance from "multiple Chilean governmental institutions." The PC edition is heading for a closed beta test next month, and players interested in participating can sign up on the Causa Website. This reveal trailer offers a look at what to expect, and the announcement has more details:

As players embark in the free-to-play Causa, Voices of the Dusk, they will take on the role of a number of powerful leaders struggling to make their faction’s ideas prevail. Set in a vast and exotic fantasy world, players will find opportunities to play in Duel or Story modes. With more than one way to win, players will have the chance to engage in dynamic and fast-paced gameplay utilizing a wide array of strategies.

Causa, Voices of the Dusk is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and XBOX One, and will offer cross-platform capabilities. Causa will be entering a Closed Beta for PC during May. Players can sign up now for the beta HERE, and also wishlist the game in its recently revealed Steam Store page.

Causa: Voices of the Dusk Main Features

  • Original gameplay with unique mechanics
  • Different paths to victory
  • Pledge allegiance or build your own strategy
  • Collect Leaders, cards, gameplay backgrounds and more
  • Explore a vast narrative world in Story Mode

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The Pepper Prince: Episode 2 - The Sadness Released

The Pepper Prince: Episode 2 - The Sadness is now available on Steam, offering an indie adventure that uses state-of-the-art ASCII graphics. As the second episode in the series, this requires ownership of The Pepper Prince: Episode 1 - Red Hot Chili Wedding to play. There is no video of the new installment, but you can get a look at the game in action in this Seasoning 1 - Announcement Teaser. Here's word on the new chapter and plans for the rest of the series:

Today the award-winning German indie studio Hypnotic Owl releases Episode 2 of their rhyming fairy tale adventure The Pepper Prince. In
Episode 2, you continue as either Hansel or Gretel, helping the titular Pepper Prince overcome the deep sadness caused by the - SPOILER ALERT! - heartbreaking ending of Episode 1.

Episode 2 is - as you might expect - again full of silly humor and quirky rhymes. Expanding the lovely handmade ASCII-art world, you will be able travel to explore new worlds like the Kingdom of the Sea to solve increasingly difficult puzzles. Though still not frustratingly hard, Episode 2 contains quite a few more complex puzzles, introducing the genre-staple of combining items into new ones. With those greater challenges and the story kicking into gear, Episode 2 has a playtime of about 45 minutes. So if you like retro games and quirky adventures, The Pepper Prince is for you!

The new episode is delivered in the form of DLC for The Pepper Prince: Seasoning 1. All in all, Seasoning 1 will have 5 episodes, with Episode 3 to 5 (Into Thin Air, Lover’s Peak, A Royal Descent) to be released over the course of 2019.

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Out of the Blue

I recently noted here that I was experiencing so much discomfort in my hamstring that I was considering limping over to the doctor for a look-see. As I mentioned when this came up since then in the forums, this seems to have largely taken care of itself. MrsBlue gave me a foam exercise roller to work out the painful area at the top of the muscle, which helped a bit with that. As for the area around my knee, I simply tried to take extra care not to cross my legs oddly, or do anything that would torque the area at all. It's a surprise for me that a little additional rest and care was enough to set this right, as I only got to the point of mentioning it here at the point I was pretty sure my discomfort was not going to go away on its own. Obviously, I'm not going to complain about that.

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New AMD Drivers

AMD Support now offers new version 19.4.3 Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition reference drivers for AMD graphics cards. As noted in the release notes, the main purpose of these is to better support tomorrow's launch of Mortal Kombat 11. Here's more:

Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.3 Highlights

Support For

  • Mortal Kombat XI™

Fixed Issues

  • With AMD Link connected to Radeon Settings the update notifications feature may list incorrect installed versions.

Known Issues

  • AMD Radeon VII may experience screen flicker in multi display setups on desktop or while applications are running.
  • Netflix™ Windows® Store application may experience display flicker during video playback on some HDR enabled displays.
  • Performance metrics overlay and Radeon WattMan gauges may experience inaccurate fluctuating readings on AMD Radeon VII.
  • Performance metrics overlay may experience intermittent flicker when playing back protected content with this feature enabled.
  • System instability may be experienced on ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 laptop when a wireless display is connected.

Important Notes

  • AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics FAQ for Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition can be found here.

Outbreak: Lost Hope Breaks Out

Steam now offers Outbreak: Lost Hope, a new installment in this Windows survival/horror series. This is available individually, as part of a Deluxe Edition, which adds some additional content and cosmetic changes, as part of a Nightmare Edition which also includes a copy of Outbreak: The New Nightmare, or in the Outbreak Ultimate Apocalypse bundle, which includes the entire series at a discount. This launch trailer puts gameplay in the flashlight, or spotlight, rather. Here are the details:

Experience a mother's desperate search for her daughter in the midst of a nation-wide epidemic. Taking place in the Outbreak universe by Dead Drop Studios, this story follows Gwen just after her harrowing escape from an urban center during the outbreak. A terrible accident causes her to get separated from her daughter Hope and she has to fight the undead to survive... and save her daughter.

Outbreak: Lost Hope is the next title in the Outbreak series. Built new from the ground up and featuring all-new over the shoulder survival horror gameplay. With greater control, comes greater threats as you fight through monstrous hordes, desperately search for supplies, solve puzzles and ultimately make your way through this nightmare. You, and your daughter, only have one life - can you survive the nightmare and save her?

Key Features

  • True Survival Horror: Classic gameplay plays homage to the past.
  • OTS: Claustrophobic over-the-shoulder gameplay enhances the fear.
  • Story Mode: Experience Gwen's nightmare as she searches for her daughter.
  • Onslaught Mode: Bonus mode where you scrounge and survive against the undead.
  • Fight or Flee: Engage threats directly or run for your life.
  • Incapacitate: Knock down your foes and escape before they reanimate.
  • Explore: Search areas and read logs to find keys and solve puzzles to survive.
  • Progress: Saving is limited and restricted. Find floppy disks to record your progress.
  • Storage: Manage your limited inventory by finding and storing items in caches.
  • Backpack: Find rucksacks to increase the size of your inventory.
  • Difficult: Play across multiple crippling difficulty modes.
  • Defense: Utilize numerous firearms and melee weapons against the undead.
  • Alone: Play solo even without an internet connection.
  • Big Screen: Customizable gamepad, mouse and keyboard controls.

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Zombotron Released

Zombotron is now available on Humble Store, Kartridge, and Steam, offering a standalone action/adventure for Windows and macOS based on the web-based series of the same name (which we highlighted here almost eight years ago). Here's a launch trailer showing off some side-scrolling ultra violence, and here's a full description:

A brand new entry to the Zombotron series!

Blaze Rush is a mercenary desperate for a job. In search of an easy payday he follows a distress beacon to the surface of a dangerous planet and the remains of an ancient crash site. There he finds a mystery that will test his strength, his resolve, and every gun in his arsenal. Zombotron features an arsenal of weapons and armor, enemies that hate each other as much as they hate you, and really nice explosions for an experience that’s out of this world.

Why go for headshots when you can drop a zombie down an elevator shaft? Or crush them beneath a pile of rubble. Or set of an elaborate daisy-chain of dynamite around them. Or run them over in an ATV. Or... you get the idea.

Features

  • Crush foes with elevators, send them flying with explosives, run them down in vehicles, and much, much more.
  • Lock and load with a variety of weapons to become a consummate badass.
  • Discover the secrets of the planet Zombotron in an engaging, camp-tastic storyline.
  • Customize Blaze's armor to be the space-faring badass you've always wanted to be.

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Anduin Wrynn Joining Heroes of the Storm?

A tweet from Blizzard presumably teases the next hero coming to Heroes of the Storm. This is widely thought to be Anduin Wrynn, the son of Varian Wrynn, who is already a playable character in Blizzard's MOBA. This is not confirmed, so there's no word on when the new character will be joining the Nexus. Battle.net does warn of downtime for scheduled maintenance tomorrow, so it's possible Anduin may come to the PTR at that time. Word is: "We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:00 AM (PDT) and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 10:00 AM (PDT). Click Continue Offline to open the Battle.net App in Offline Mode. Please follow @BlizzardCS for further updates."

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  • Mortal Kombat 11 on IGN.

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Out of the Blue

Happy Earth Day! Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the occasion, which the Earth Day Network calls "the world's largest environmental movement." Headlines such as Earth's atmosphere has changed profoundly since the first Earth Day should be about the positive impact on climate issues after a half-century of raised awareness, but sadly that is not the case. One can only hope that more attention to this topic will inspire the improvements we need in this area. It may even be that we should devote more than one day a year to the topic.

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