Daybreak Games announces
a new release window for PlanetSide Arena
saying this is now due this summer (thanks
). This large-scale battle royale game
for release on January
29th, but four days before that deadline the game
until February 20th. Now with four days to go (we're beginning to
detect a pattern here), they announce this latest setback, saying they plan on a
simultaneous launch on PC and PlayStation 4. They are also refunding all
preorders, which will restore some goodwill, and is possibly a signal that the
game will actually be free-to-play. Here's word:
First off, a huge thank
you to everyone who participated in our Closed Beta these past few weeks. Your
suggestions have been crucial in providing our team with direct and meaningful
gameplay feedback. We can’t even begin to express our appreciation for all of
the time and effort you’ve spent helping us test and improve the game.
After much consideration, we’ve decided to postpone the current PC-only release
date and launch simultaneously across PC and PlayStation 4 this summer. We’ve
always envisioned PlanetSide Arena as a way for players to experience the epic
gameplay of the PlanetSide universe, through fast-paced, combined arms combat
and massive-scale multiplayer modes. We believe that delivering the most
polished version of PlanetSide Arena that meets these expectations, on both
platforms, outweighs any other consideration.
In light of our revised launch plan, we are refunding all Planetside Arena
pre-orders. We’re committed to continuing and expanding our Beta testing program
as we ramp-up for our multi-platform launch this Summer and will share more
details soon. You can visit Steam for more information on refunds.
Thank you all again for your amazing support. We’re very excited about the
future and can’t wait see everyone back in the Arena!
Apex Legends subreddit
has word from Respawn on just how many players
they've struck with the banhammer since the launch of their free-to-play battle
royale game (thanks
). Did you guess they've banned dozens? You're cold. Hundreds?
You're still cold. Thousands? You're getting warmer:
As of today over
16,000 cheaters have been identified and banned from the game. Cheaters suck. If
you run into one, please try and capture the evidence and let us know here:
Even if you don’t get proof, get their ID and flag it and we can investigate the
account. We have heard your feedback about a report feature in the game. I’ll
just say that’s a very good idea :)
is now out of Early Access after its official launch
the full version of this open world wintersports simulation for Windows. The
game is free-to-play, but there's also an
that permanently unlocks all the major content for the
game, and this is on sale for 35% off to celebrate the launch. The
version 1.0.0 launch
accompanies the release, showing off gameplay and the game's
CryEngine graphics. Here's more:
Continue here to read the full story
In SNOW, players can explore a massive mountain on snowboard, skis and
snowmobile, customize characters with clothing and equipment, and compete in
thrilling events. Players can explore the snowy landscape online with friends,
too. The game was developed by Poppermost and WastedStudios, who also ported the
game to CRYENGINE 5.5.2.
Players who download the free-to-play version get access to: walking, skiing,
snowboarding and snowmobiling; Tyro Valley (the beginners' mountain); X Games
2016; a seven-day ski pass for Sialia (unlocked by completing Tyro Valley); and
the ability to purchase credits or cosmetic items. The "Ultimate
Edition"—offered as DLC—includes access to all mountains, tracks and events,
plus all available cosmetics, including skis, snowboards, drones, snowmobiles
and mountain props.
New sights await players on all of the game’s mountain ranges. In
free-to-play, players can unlock 19 new sightseeing locations, and in the
"Ultimate Edition," players can unlock 47. There are also collectables scattered
across each of the game’s mountains just waiting to be found. In free-to-play,
there are 39 collectables, and in the "Ultimate Edition," there are 90. The
"Ultimate Edition" now also offers an all new Mountain: X Games Aspen 2018.
Players who have previously spent five dollars/euros or more in-game in the past
will receive the "Ultimate Edition" DLC shortly after launch.
A couple of days out from our visit to the veterinarian, we are completely
confident the giardia infection diagnosis for the Gunnar-man was accurate. Our
poodle pal has his energy and appetite back, seems to be tolerating his heavy
dose of antibiotics well, and, thankfully has had no further explosive diarrhea
incidents. Gunnar is quite far from a spring chicken, so any downturn in his
health is cause for great concern, so him getting back to his old self is a
tremendous relief. I asked here for positive thoughts, so thanks to all who
helped with the magical side of this process.
Bruno Ganz, Star of ‘Downfall’ and ‘Wings of Desire,’ Dies at 77