Key Productions features Cliff Bleszinski and Rohan Rivas with "a 2017 studio
update," though they probably don't mean to imply it will be a year between
accompanies the video, explaining they are showing off
at PAX East and discussing it during a panel at the show. They
also offer signups for closed beta testing they say will run from March 16th
though March 19th. Here's word:
Don’t live in Boston and/or your
mechanized flight suit is in the shop? Don't worry, you'll have a chance to play
too. Closed Beta starts on Steam the Thursday after PAX ends and runs 24 hours a
day through Sunday.
Closed Beta #1 Begins
Thursday March 16th
9am PT/ Noon ET / 4pm UTC
Closed Beta #1 Ends
Sunday March 19th
9pm PT / Midnight ET / 4am UTC
Don’t have a Beta key? Sign up on this page (look in the upper right corner for
the subtle “Sign Up For Beta” button) and we’ll hook you up a couple days before
the tests begin through email.
Already have a key from Alpha? You’re all set. Just wait for our email on when
you can download the Closed Beta build in advance of the 16th so you can be
ready to play when the servers open up.
Funcom announces they've sold almost a half-million copies of Conan Exiles
during early access to their survival game. They also restate their
increase their investment in the game. They say they will put another $5 million
to $10 million in the game, a show of Icelandic financial precision from the
Norwegian developer. Here's word:
Funcom is excited to reveal the future
of Conan Exiles, the studio's open world survival game which entered into Early
Access on January 31st this year. The game sold nearly half a million copies the
first month and grossed a whopping 1 million USD the first sixty minutes after
it went live on Steam. The entire development budget was recouped in less than
one week. Today Funcom is thrilled to share with the community what the future
has in store for Conan Exiles. Funcom is fully committed to making sure Conan
Exiles has a successful Early Access period, and will be investing another 5 to
10 million USD into the development before final launch.
This investment will give players six major content updates, a Game Preview
release on Xbox One in Q3 2017 and full launch on Playstation 4, PC, and Xbox
One in Q1 2018.
now offers new version 17.3.1 Crimson ReLive drivers for AMD
graphics cards. These offer support for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands
and address some issues along the way. Here's a portion of the release notes:
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands
- Up to 6% performance improvement measured on
Radeon RX 480 when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition
New Multi GPU Profile for:
- Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon® Wildlands (DirectX® 11)
- Battlefield™ 1 may experience flickering textures
or terrain when returning to game after performing a task switch.
- For Honor™ may experience flickering or corruption
on character models when highlighting them in menus.
- For Honor™ may experience texture flickering in
Multi GPU enabled system configurations.
- Radeon Settings may fail to install the latest
graphics driver on systems with user accounts that contain spaces.
- Mouse cursor corruption may be experienced on some
Radeon RX 480 series graphics products.
- Custom fan settings in Radeon WattMan are
sometimes not retained after the system enters sleep or hibernate.
- Adjusting Radeon WattMan settings on some Radeon
R9 380 series products may cause display flickering or application hangs.
- System may fail to reboot when "Restart Now" is
selected during a custom Radeon Software install.
- Borderless Fullscreen mode and AMD FreeSync™
technology may experience stuttering or flickering on some multi display
- Radeon ReLive is not functional when Hyper-V is
enabled on Windows®.
- Counter-Strike™: Global Offensive may experience
stuttering when using Radeon Chill.
- DOTA™ 2 may experience stuttering on some system
configurations with Radeon ReLive enabled.
House Flipper -- Steam Greenlight. "Ultimate goal of house flipping
business is profit. Are you a risk taker? Do you like to invest? Estimate
profit and find best risk/reward ratio for you. House flipping business is
very challenging. Improve and sharp your skills. Get better tools. Unlock
new mechanics and earn money to be able to invest more and progress faster.
SEGA and Relic announce April 27th is the official release date for Warhammer
40,000: Dawn of War III
, the next installment in the real-time strategy
series. They mark the occasion with
off a Masters of War skin pack they will give you if you preorder. Here's the
Continue here to read the full story
Relic Entertainment and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced the
official release date for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. The long-awaited
third instalment of the critically acclaimed real-time strategy franchise will
be released on April 27th, 2017, and is available to pre-order now at
www.dawnofwar.com and selected retailers
Dawn of War III is available in three formats: Collector’s Edition, Limited
Edition, and Standard Edition. The Collector’s Edition will include a premium
disc book, a lenticular art card, the official soundtrack, a replica of the
Godsplitter Daemon Hammer, three mounted cloth faction banners and the Masters
of War Skin Pack. The Limited Edition will include the premium disc book, the
lenticular art card and the official soundtrack.
All editions pre-ordered before the game’s release will include the Masters of
War Skin Pack, a collection of three cosmetic skins for Dawn of War III’s Super
Walker Elites – the Dark Queen skin for Lady Solaria (Imperial Knight), the
Ghost Seer skin for Farseer Taldeer (Wraithknight) and the Big Kustom skin for
Beauty (Morkanaut). Players who do not pre-order will still be able to deploy
the three Super Walkers in their original forms.
“We’re thrilled to tell fans know that they don’t have to wait much longer to
return to battle,” said Philippe Boulle, Game Director of Dawn of War III. “The
whole team can’t wait to bring back Dawn of War, bigger and better than ever.
April can’t come soon enough!”
CI Games announces the latest delay for Sniper Ghost Warrior 3
the sharpshooting game will need a few weeks of additional travel time before
striking the target on April 25th. The game
for release in
2016, but it was then delayed
until this past January, then
April 4th. The announcement offers the expected sort of reasons for such news:
CI Games, creators of the Sniper Ghost Warrior and Lords of the Fallen
series of games, has announced that Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 will be delayed until
Tuesday, April 25, 2017.
After some internal discussion with the development team, a decision was made to
delay the release three more weeks to complete some final implementations based
on feedback CI Games received during the beta.
“We’ve worked tirelessly creating a whole new Sniper Ghost Warrior experience
set in an ambitiously crafted open world new to the series,” said said Marek
Tyminski, CEO of CI Games. “While it’s an unfortunate decision to delay the game
one last time, we believe these final changes will result in a better experience
for players worldwide on day one. Thank you for your patience – we know the wait
will be worth it.”
Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 tells the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in the
most complete sniper experience ever. Take the role of an American sniper named
Jonathan North, who is dropped into enemy territory in northern Georgia, nearby
Russian borders. Explore large open-world maps with dynamic weather and a day
and night cycle that actually impacts play and decisions. Customize weapon
equipment, accessories, vehicles and a drone, and utilize the three pillars of
gameplay to your liking: Sniper, Ghost and Warrior.
The Sims 4
keeps the number on spot on the
GFK Chart-Track chart
of the 30 bestselling PC games in the U.K. for the
week ending March 4th. The top new entry on this chart is Torment: Tides of
, which debuts at number seven. There's lots of action on the
all platforms chart
, where Horizon: Zero Dawn
enters at number one,
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
starts off at number two, 1-2
debuts at number four, and Super Bomberman VR
checks in at
number seven. Here's what
they have to say on the topic
A bumper week for gaming is led by
‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ which tops the chart as Sony’s biggest ever PS4 launch of a
new IP (ahead of No Man’s Sky).
Released on Wednesday ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ is also the biggest launch of the year
so far and Sony’s biggest launch since ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’. Ubisoft’s
‘For Honor’ (-45%) falls from No1 to No5, having to make way for both Horizon
Zero Dawn and new Nintendo Switch titles. Released on Friday, Nintendo Switch
brings with it ‘The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild’, which debuts at
No2 for both Switch and Wii U. 78% of sales were for the Switch version with 22%
for Wii U. The Switch version becomes the 3rd biggest ever launch of a Zelda
title, behind ‘Wind Waker’ on Gamecube and ‘Twilight Princess’ on Wii. There
were 5 new Switch games at launch, 3 of which enter the Top 10 including ‘1-2
Switch’ new at No4 and Konami’s ‘Super Bomberman R’ debuting at No7. The Switch
version of ‘Just Dance 2017’ helps Ubisoft’s game re-enter the Top 40 at No24
(+68%), while the Switch version of ‘Skylanders Imaginators’ fails to lift the
title back in to the chart. The only other new game to make the Top 40 this week
is Telltale’s ‘The Walking Dead: The New Frontier’ which begins life at
Over the weekend I finally got to see what all the fuss was about by
binge-watching American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson
cow did they ever do an impressive job in telling that story. There were some
tremendous performances, and the casting was remarkable, though they sort of
whiffed on O.J. That's too bad, as that's obviously of the most important parts
in the production, though his unique appearance and demeanor were an extreme
challenge to recreate.