to the Battlefield Hardline
beta, EA DICE announces they are extending
the beta for an additional week. Here's word from
The Battlefield Blog
The team at Visceral Games would like to thank
those that have participated in the Battlefield Hardline closed beta. We’ve seen
some incredible feats demonstrated on the virtual streets of LA – everything
from massive breach charge explosions and intense heists to criminals riding
shotgun and cops banding together to protect vaults. All of your time spent in
game and feedback shared with us will help shape Battlefield Hardline over the
It is with excitement that we announce the Battlefield Hardline beta will
continue for an additional week, ending on Thursday, June 26th at 12:00PM
now once again available on Steam individually or bundled in the
Fallout Classics pack
Their return as was promised
RPG series was removed earlier this year, and while the games also
disappeared from GOG.com
, they have
not returned to that service. The
has details on the rerelease:
- All three games have Steam Cloud enabled for save
- Fallout 1 & Fallout 2 can be launched in either
default or classic versions. Default allows for high resolutions and Classic
is the original, unmodified release.
- Fallout Tactics is unmodified. Multiplayer works
with direct connect.
- While Fallout 1 and Fallout 2 can run on Windows
8, Fallout Tactics is not Windows 8 compatible.
have details on plans to patch Watch Dogs
platforms, saying the patch for the Windows edition of the open-world action
game "in the coming days" (thanks
). Here are the details:
MAJOR GAME FIXES
- Automatically reconstructed corrupted save files
which prevented loading to go further than 90%. Some collectibles may remain
- Fixed the issue preventing players from using
hacks in game.
- Fixed several mission-breaking bugs.
- Fixed minor mission and item-related issues.
- Fixed the issue that caused the empty
- Fixed several minor respawn issues.
- Fixed some connection and session joining issues.
PC SPECIFIC FIXES
- Fixed graphical glitches on Low & Medium settings.
- Fixed some crashes on SLI configurations.
- Implemented several performance improvements.
- Implemented a few control improvements.
- Fixed issues causing infinite messaging and
timing-out when trying to access the Online Shop from the Extras Menu while
Uplay is set to Offline mode.
- Fixed issues connecting to a Multiplayer game.
- Implemented several mouse modifications.
- Fixed “Drinking Game” control issue where wrong
information was displayed when played with a gamepad.
- Fixed “Chess Game” control issue.
- Fixed bug where the invasion setting was never
- Fixed graphical issues during cut scenes and
- Fixed several graphical and texture bugs.
- Removed Vista OS check to prevent false positives.
- Added game version in main menu.
and not Fez II
Fish trolled YouTube gameplay video creators on Twitter today before deleting
the tweets and his entire account in the aftermath of his comments.
shows the comments as they originally stood, one reading
"if you generate money from putting my content on your channel, you owe me
money. simple as that," and the other saying: "add [sic] revenue should be
shared with developers. this should be built into youtube. anything else is
(NSFW) is a new video that coincidentally just came out a couple
of days ago using Mr. Fish as a case study in Internet celebrity. If you are
interested, there is a transcript
on this page
- Aliens: Colonial Marines on
Steam. Save 75%.
Smart Speak - That Whole Early Access Thing.
So following the E3 2014 announcement that we were going to be releasing
Line Of Defense via Steam Early Access, a bunch of folks – as is typical of
the glorious Internet – have taken upon themselves to once again rave, rant
and otherwise behave badly. Because they can.
If you don’t like and/or support something, don’t buy it. Period. End of
story. Why fret over it? Do you really think that someone, other than your
like minded buddies, rely on YOU for their buying decision, let alone what
they define as “fun”? That’s the height of arrogance. And trust me on this,
I know all about arrogance.
The GOG.com Summer Sale
is now offering
Magrunner: Dark Pulse
as a completely free download for the next 24 hours,
part of a flurry of activity as they kick the sale into high gear. Here's the
deal on the deal:
If there's any gaming store bold (or crazy) enough to
make Cthulhu their unofficial Summer Sale mascot, it must be GOG.com! Magrunner:
Dark Pulse, a stunning first-person physics-based puzzle game is available for
free, for 24 hours, until June 19 12:59PM GMT. Following a seemingly-crazy, but
not unlikely storyline in which a Social Network company grows to be a global
mega-corporation, goes into scientific research field, accidentally summons the
Great Old Ones, this phenomenal title answers the question: "what would happen
if H.P. Lovecraft was thinking with portals". GOG.com and Frogwares made sure
the stars are aligned, and are ready to take all gamers on this incredible trip
for the price of $0.00.
To match the epic proportions of this Great Old Giveaway, GOG.com has prepared
30 excellent bundle deals on some of the greatest classic and indie titles in
their catalog. All of them will be available simultaneously, up to 90% off, for
24 hours until June 19 12:59PM GMT. To make things even more interesting, the
store will also offer 30 Flash Deals at any given moment, with new offers coming
to replace the ending ones every hour.
Get Magrunner: Dark Pulse for FREE, pick and choose out of 30 Game Bundles up to
90% off, and fish out your favorites from the rushing stream of Flash Deals,
from Wednesday, June 18, at 1:00PM GMT until Thursday, June 19, at 12:59PM GMT,
only on GOG.com!
There's a job
opening listed on the Eidos Montreal website
for an Online Programmer, a job
that will "Work with the design team and wider programming team to implement
online game features," though what game this is for is not listed. At least not
now, but according to
this posting originally went up with the heading "Online Programmer
on Deus Ex: Universe
." Details are still scant on this project, so this
is the first indication that the continuation of the cyberpunk RPG series will
include multiplayer support, though the use of the word "universe" in the title
seems to indicate that as well. The job listing calls for someone to create "a
suite of tools for running a live game," who can "work in a multi-platforms
development environment," and has "good knowledge of the Xbox live, PSN and
There's an Angry
Interview on YouTube
where a surprisingly cheerful Angry Joe interviews
likewise sanguine Gary Napper about
, Creative Assembly's upcoming survival/horror game based on the
hit-and-miss movie series (thanks
). Along the way, Gary discusses how long we should expect the game to
Continue here to read the full story
The game's actually about 15 hours long. Because we've got so much to
do with the narrative, all the different mechanics of the alien, on top of that
we have the other threats about the station, we've got this big long story that
folds out. And it's also a bit like a Metroidvania game where you've got a
linear story where you go through but you can also go back and explore areas
you've been to. So you can go back to areas and find new things, use things you
found to explore and open up new areas. So it feels very much like you're
unlocking the station it's a real place you can go through. So there's a lot to
do in the world.
But the difficult thing is nailing a time because people can play for absolutely
ages without even seeing the alien because they're being really careful and
being really stealthy: they've done nothing to call him down or there have been
no explosions that he has come to investigate. Those people can get through it
fairly quickly. Then you have other people (laughs at Joe shouting
"speedrunners!"), but because of the systematic AI, there could be humans there,
there might not, you could be stuck for quite a while trying to figure out a
situation it's very hard to do it.
The Battlefield Blog announces
EA DICE is now offering instant access to the
PC beta testing of Battlefield Hardline
, the upcoming police-themed
installment in the Battlefield series of first-person shooters. The
they offered instant access to the beta, it was not really instant, but
hopefully they are prepared for what they are promising this time. Here's word
on how this works, and the rewards it carries:
Rack your 9mm and take to
the streets – PC players now have instant access to the Battlefield Hardline
Cruise over to battlefield.com/beta,
sign up to gain instant access and nab your beta perks.
Battlefield Hardline Beta Rewards
Just for signing up you’ll receive:
- Instant Access into the Battlefield Hardline beta for PC (when selecting PC as
- Weapon camo/skin in Battlefield Hardline
- Weapon sight in Battlefield Hardline
- Additional Battlefield Hardline content
- Unique dog tag in Battlefield 4
Note: The Battlefield Hardline gear will be available when the game releases
on October 21, 2014. The Battlefield 4 unique dog tag will be available in the
game next month.
Capcom Unity announces
prerorders are now underway for the PC edition of
Ultra Street Fighter IV
. Are you hyped? Or at least hype? Here's
Who's hype for Ultra on the PC? I know it's a little ways away, but
that doesn't mean that you can't put your preorder in.
Continue on to see which of your favorite retailers are carrying the Ultra SFIV
PC preorder. Some of them might even have additional deals going on if you
preorder the game right now!
Check below if you can preorder Ultra at your favorite retailer. Remember, the
digital upgrade for PC will be available for $14.99 whereas the full digital
download will be available for $29.99.
Steam Digital Upgrade
GreenManGaming Full Digital Download
Full Digital and
and for those in the UK:
Nexway Full Digital
Matrix Games announces Hannibal is at the gates with the release of Hannibal:
Terror of Rome
, a new standalone installment in the Alea Jacta Est
series of historical strategy games. You can find the game along with more
details on what it entails on the
, and here's the announcement:
In this new Grand Strategy
game using the AGEod engine (www.ageod.com),
the players will be able to join the Roman or the Carthaginian forces and relive
one of the biggest clashes of Ancient History with only one goal in mind: vying
for hegemony in Mediterranean territories.
Hannibal: Terror of Rome is a true simulation that puts the players in the place
of the main commanders of the Ancient World. They are in charge of building,
managing, organizing and maneuvering armies, whilst taking into account the
economic, military and political situation. The game is built on the renowned
AGE engine and offers a comprehensive level of detail and historical
- Why Videogames Should Be Played With Friends, Not Online With Strangers.
“There’s something super addictive and super satisfying about just
sitting down with your friends and having that real-world experience,” he
says. “I think a lot of the times people play Cards, they have this great
time and they often attribute it to the game, but it’s really just that the
game was the pretext for them to sit down and have this real world
Wilson hopes Sportsfriends will similarly act as a “Trojan horse” that gets
gamers back into the living room, socializing in person, recapturing the
magic of the offline games he played in his youth.
Feminist Frequency Women as Background Decoration – Tropes vs Women.
Thanks Ant via
In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which
is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose
sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy
flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are
designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed
straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture
but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to
be used and abused.
The late start to spring this year has made the season surprisingly mild for us
this year, as the transition from winter to summer in these parts is usually
shockingly short. I realized this yesterday late in the day when it got warm
enough in the BlueTower for me to contemplate turning on the air conditioner,
which has not yet been fired up this year. Normally I'd be using the AC up here
starting at some point in late May, but at this rate I might just make it to the
start of summer before giving it, though I certainly don't plan on melting up
here to prove a point.