has details on changes planned for Titanfall 2
. Based on user
feedback, Respawn will be doing some things differently. Multiplayer Game
Designer Steven DeRose outlines new outlooks on pilot mobility, titan meter
accumulation, titan survivability, map design, and the HUD. Here's the overview:
"Over this past weekend, we’ve heard a lot of passionate feedback from Titanfall
fans. Even though the Tech Test build is a couple months old, we learned some
valuable things based on your feedback. Some of these changes have already been
addressed and will be updated for weekend two of the tech test, with other
changes making it into the final game."
2K announces Sid Meier's Civilization VI
25th Anniversary Edition, a
special edition of the strategy sequel limited to 20,000 copies:
Firaxis Games are excited to announce the Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI 25th
Anniversary Edition. Limited to 20,000 copies worldwide, the offering will
celebrate 25 years of the Civilization franchise, which began in 1991 with the
groundbreaking Sid Meier’s Civilization. The Sid Meier’s Civilization VI 25th
Anniversary Edition will be available exclusively for PC, at participating
retailers for a suggested retail price of $89.99.
The Sid Meier’s Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition will include the
- Copy of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI game and all
bonus digital content found in the Digital Deluxe Edition*;
- 25th Anniversary Edition premium packaging;
- Exclusive 25th Anniversary commemorative coin set
with display case;
- “Civilization Through the Years” 100-Page
hardcover art book;
- Aztec Civilization Pack pre-order bonus**;
“Generations of gamers have been able to experience the award-winning
Civilization franchise, and 2K is honored to bring Sid Meier’s Civilization VI,
to fans on October 21,” said Matt Gorman, Vice President of Marketing at
Steam News announces
release of Obduction
for Windows. Here's word on the new adventure from Cyan: "Everyday life is gone.
An organic artifact that fell from the sky inexplicably transports you across
the universe. You're in a place called Hunrath, with pieces of earth scattered
within an alien landscape. Nobody’s here - well... almost nobody. Explore,
uncover, solve, decide. This is your story now." Here's a full description of
From Cyan, the indie studio that brought you Myst and Riven
comes a whole new adventure that will become your world.
As you walk beside the lake on a cloudy night, a distant thunderclap demands
your attention. A curious, organic artifact falls from the starry sky and
inexplicably, without asking permission, transports you across the universe.
You’ve been abducted from your cozy existence and added into an alien landscape
with a stereotypical Kansas farmhouse, a white picket fence, and a rather
bizarre little ghost town - well… almost ghost town. Adding to the oddity, you
discover a strangely kluged kiosk that reassuringly welcomes you to Hunrath.
The new worlds of Obduction reveal their secrets only as you explore, coax, and
consider them. And as you bask in the otherworldly beauty and explore through
the enigmatic landscapes, remember that the choices you make will have
substantial consequences. This is your story now.
, the first expansion for Ashes of the Singularity
is planned for release this autumn, and they are set to begin accepting
has details on what this brings to the RTS game, including a load
of new content and a doubling of player count per map to 16.
to the project, and offers images and an overview. Here's the intro:
Command an interstellar empire and battle across entire worlds in this
massive-scale RTS. Take your war to the next strategic level on huge maps,
destroy your enemy with devastating orbital abilities, bolster your armies with
unique new units, and much more in Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation.
Steam News announces
release of Valley
for Windows. This first-person adventure places you in an exoskeleton with
extraordinary powers. Here's word:
Explore the vast and beautiful world
of Valley using the power of the L.E.A.F. suit: a fierce exoskeleton that grants
exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate
the life and death of all living things.
Experience the adventure of a lifetime
Valley is a First-Person adventure unlike any other. Hidden deep within a remote
region of the Rocky Mountains, you find yourself bewildered within a secluded
valley. With the power of a recently discovered L.E.A.F. suit (Leap Effortlessly
though Air Functionality), run and jump your way through beautiful forests,
dangerous ruins and vast environments; all the while utilizing the power to
control life and death to uncover the startling secrets of the mysterious
Be forewarned, with these new-found abilities comes a daunting repercussion: the
more you experience death within the valley, the more the valley will die around
Fore, three two, one, liftoff!
Steam News announces
release of Galaxy Golf
a new sports sim. This requires a virtual reality headset, but not even virtual
clubs. Here's word:
Galaxy Golf has innovative and intuitive controls
tailored to your favorite VR platform. With HTC Vive wands you’ll physically
spin the planet, grab the ball, and draw your shot arc out into space. Playing
on the Oculus Rift, you'll intuitively navigate and aim with your gaze with
great precision. Either way, you’ll earn achievements and Trading Cards while
Begin with Pleasant Hills and enjoy a mellow course with a pastoral vibe. Survey
each planet from the sky, and plan out your path. Will you play it safe, or
launch your ball into orbit chasing a hole-in-one?
Take it up a notch and test your skills on the terrible terrains of Frosty
Brimstone. Battle gravity to new heights through its harrowing hellscape of
glaciers and infernos, in challenges inspired by puzzlers and platformers.
Not enough you say? Hungry for a hardcore challenge? Take off the training
wheels and turn on Pro mode. But don’t say we didn’t warn you.
- Steam offers
Guards for Windows and OS X. This strategy game features four-hero teams
fighting in turn-based battles.
- Legend of Miro is now available
on Steam, offering a
Windows RPG with an old-school flavor…
- Crossout is the latest post-apocalyptic game in early access
on Steam. This one
focuses on vehicle construction and customization…
I mentioned the Team Fortress anniversary earlier, and now the
Team Fortress website
has as well. I see today is also the 20th anniversary of the formation of Valve
Corporation. Happy birthday guys! How about celebrating by announcing
Link of the Day:
Making of 'Star Wars,' 1977- Amazing photos of ILM filming Death Star explosions
FromSoftware announces Ashes of Ariandel
, an expansion coming to Dark
on Oct. 25th. This had some stop-and-start leaks yesterday, but
now is official. This will be part of the season pass, which will include
another expansion early next year. Here's
an announcement trailer
along with word on what this will bring to the action/RPG sequel:
Continue here to read the full story
interactive entertainment developer and publisher, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
America Inc., today announced DARK SOULS III™: Ashes of Ariandel™, the first of
two planned downloadable expansions to the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS III
for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM.
Return to the world of DARK SOULS III and uncover a terrible secret that lies
within the frozen land of Ariandel. Players will find themselves steeped in a
brand new environment filled with terrifying new enemies, challenges, and
exciting lore to expand the overarching DARK SOULS III storyline.
Players are tasked to enter the land of Ariandel and defeat the evil within to
uncover the mystery of what has caused the land to become defiled. In addition
to adding a new environment to DARK SOULS III, the DARK SOULS III: Ashes of
Ariandel expansion will also include new weapons, armor sets, and magic for
players to discover and experiment with, as well as new features for the game’s
wildly popular competitive multiplayer mode.
“DARK SOULS III: Ashes of Ariandel continues FromSoftware’s track record of
providing best-in-class post game downloadable content support,” said Eric
Hartness, Vice President of Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America
Inc. “With hours of new challenges, new bosses, new mysterious locations to
explore, new items to obtain, and new ways to challenge other players online,
it’s the perfect time to jump back into one of the best games of 2016.”
offers details on a season pass for Battlefield 1
upcoming World War I shooter (thanks
). This will include four expansions with headstart access along
with premium extras, including 16 Battlepacks. Here's the plan:
the Battlefield to New Fronts
Expand the theater of all-out war with the Battlefield™ 1 Premium Pass. Get
two-week early access to new multiplayer maps, armies and more in four themed
digital expansion packs. Join the fight with the French army in the first
expansion, Battlefield™ 1 They Shall Not Pass, in March 2017.
New frontline battles. Scout ahead with a two-week head start on four
themed expansion packs. And France joins the fight in all new multiplayer maps.
An upcoming expansion will bring the Russian Empire into the battle.
All the Premium extras. Get ready for new Operations and game modes, new
Elite classes, weapons, vehicles and more. The Battlefield™ 1 Premium Pass
includes 16 new multiplayer maps, 20 new weapons, 14 unique dog tags and 14
Battlefield™ 1 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins. Each Battlepack is
delivered monthly, starting November 2016.
www.battlefield.com/games/battlefield-1/premium often for details and
release dates for each expansion pack.
The first patch for the Windows edition of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
now available. This should fix crashes and "critical issues" some users have
Square Enix explains
this should be an improvement for all users, but the
previous version is still offered as a beta if you want to revert. The details
also discusses performance using the game's most demanding settings:
following fixes are in this patch:
- Fixed crashes caused by third-party programs
interfering with the game.
- Fixed crash that occurred after viewing the intro
- Fixed issue that could cause a crash at the end of
the Prague intro scene.
- Fixed mouse invert setting not being displayed
correctly in the options menu.
Note about performance
We are seeing people reporting performance issues when playing the game on Very
High/Ultra settings with MSAA set to 2x, 4x, or 8x. We would like to emphasize
again that these options are very demanding.
We recommend everyone that is running at recommended spec or higher to start
with the High Preset and MSAA turned off, and then tweak the options to optimize
While we expect this patch to be an improvement for everyone, if you do have
trouble with this patch and prefer to stay on the old version we have made a
Beta available on Steam, v1.0_build 524.6, that can be used to switch
back to the previous version.
We will keep monitoring for feedback and will release further patches as it
seems required. We always welcome your feedback!
Matrix Games announces
the release of a second episode of Command Live
Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations
expansion. These episodes are based
on current events, which explains the cleverly topical title, You Brexit, You
Based on international turmoil based on the U.S. elections and the
British Brexit, they offer a speculative scenario. Here's
the related fictional news
and here's word:
Through this turmoil, NATO decision makers
have struggled with a patchwork of collective defence initiatives in the Baltic
and Ukraine. As reinforcement to the standing ‘Baltic Air Policing’ operation
and training missions in the Baltic countries and Ukraine; a multi-national
Brigade, led by four nations and consisting of troops from 5 others, spread
across four countries (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia & Poland) is touted as the
solution. Although judged anemic by most experts, placing American, British,
German and Canadian troops in the Baltics displays a commitment to the region
that if Russia were to attack is would be attacking the whole alliance not just
the local forces.
The turbulence is not missed by Russia. With NATO destabilized politically, the
whole idea of a cohesive command structure with an ability to react rapidly is
in question. The Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia) have long been a
thorn in the side of the Russian Federation: Ethnically they have large Russian
populations; strategically they isolate the key to Baltic defence, Kaliningrad;
politically they should never have been allowed to slip into NATO’s sphere of
influence. Perhaps now is an ideal opportunity to right the wrongs of the past
and exert newfound strength where and when NATO is at its weakest. If the Baltic
States can be taken in a short 1-2 day campaign without tipping the world into
another global conflict, NATO may never recover. A short window of opportunity
exists before the Multi-National Brigade deploys, if only a few aircraft are
engaged and no NATO ground troops, it is much easier to de-escalate.
The second scenario is this set ‘No BREXIT, no Problem!’ will portray a
cohesive, non-destabilized NATO response.
Here's an old school anniversary. Happy birthday Team Fortress Quake. This mod
that eventually became its own game was first released 20 years ago today! I
know right? Heavy!