Matchmaking Update on the Dota 2 website
with the latest on Valve's
MOBA. Among other things, they announce players are now required to link a phone
number to their account in order to join the ranked queue. Here's word:
The first major change is that players must register a unique phone number to
their account in order to queue for Ranked matches.
Players using multiple accounts create a negative matchmaking experience at all
skill brackets, so our goal is to add just enough friction to this process that
the number of players doing this will be noticeably reduced. Having more players
using their primary accounts will have a positive effect on both Ranked and
There will be a two-week grace period from today during which players have time
to register a number, but starting on May 4th, accounts without a registered
number will no longer be eligible for Ranked play. If a phone number is removed
from an account after registration, a new number can be added, but there will be
a three-month waiting period before the removed number can be registered on a
new account. This is to prevent using the same number on multiple accounts.
Online services that provide phone numbers are not allowed.
With the return of the Solo Queue, solo players who enter Ranked Matchmaking can
now choose to be matched only with other solo players. Any player who selects
this option will be placed into matches where all ten players are queuing
GeForce website announces
the release of
, the Rick and Morty virtual reality game. They offer
a launch trailer
interviews with the developers at Owlchemy Labs. Here's the game's description:
Continue here to read the full story
Rick and Morty have teleported into your living room for a cutting-edge
VR adventure from Adult Swim Games and Owlchemy Labs (Job Simulator). Play as a
Morty clone as you explore Rick's garage, the Smith household, and alien worlds.
Experience life as a clone of Morty and all the trauma that comes with it. Step
through portals to strange worlds, help Rick with his bizarre experiments, and
use your hands in VR to pick up and play in an interaction-filled 3D Rick-ality.
Follow Rick's directions (or don't!) to solve puzzles and complete missions in
this fully voice acted adventure.
- It's your favorite 2D characters in 3D. It's RICK
AND MORTY VR! They're 3D now!
- Probe, prod, throw, and smash iconic items like
- Also, it's got this thing!
- Teleport around rooms and walk through portals.
- No really! You walk with your actual feet through
- Get yelled at by Rick, and question your own self
- Smack Rick in the face.
- Real fake doors!
Mighty Monster Mayhem
kaiju-inspired action game for virtual reality. This requires an HTC Vive
headset in order to live the dream of rampaging through a terrified city. Here's
a launch trailer
a look, and here's word on the game:
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outcast-scientist-turned-mutated-monster, seek vengeance against those who
rejected your research! In Mighty Monster Mayhem, you can tear down buildings,
make entire cities crumble, and munch on unsuspecting pedestrians. Choose from a
variety of creatures, and battle with (or against) friends, wreaking havoc in
multiple campaign modes – unleashing fury on everything to increase your score!
How much mayhem can you cause?
- Tear down entire cities building by building, and
wreak havoc on the population in multiple campaigns.
- Challenge or join your friends in multiplayer
- Make the city crumble at your feet in
- Choose your monster: Cthuhlu Carl, Ronald the
Rock, Ian Insectoid, Toni the Oni … or Gorzilla (a.k.a. Todd)
- Climb buildings, throw objects, and monster-punch
- Wreck everything in sight to earn an impressive
high score and climb the leaderboards.
Rockstar Games announces
a Tiny Racers update coming next week to GTA
, the multiplayer tail that wags the dog for Grand Theft Auto V
As the name inspires, this is their take on the miniature car racing game genre.
Here's a trailer
that shows this top-down stunt racing mode. They also celebrate 4/20 with
one-day discounts on pot-related businesses in the game:
Get ready for a
new spin on classic Grand Theft Auto action, with Tiny Racers, coming April
25th. Watch the new trailer above to catch a glimpse of the retro-inspired stunt
racing this all-new mode will bring to GTA Online next week.
TODAY ONLY: 4/20 DISCOUNTS & BONUSES
In honor of 420, save (and score) some extra green via The Open Road with 50%
off Weed Farm Businesses and Business Upgrades. All Weed sales from your
Business will also earn you 50% more profits. And burn out with Green Tire Smoke
from LS Customs, also 50% off today.
Epic Games reveals the Revenant will be the next character in Paragon, saying
the character will join their MOBA on April 25th.
a look at the character, and they also outline his abilities, which sadly
include neither shoulder-mounted rocket launchers nor hiding inside dead horses.
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Today, Epic Games has announced Revenant, the newest Hero to join its
PlayStation 4 and PC MOBA, Paragon. The unholy melding of malevolent spirit and
vicious bounty hunter, Revenant is a carry that isolates targets with a unique
set of abilities, including an ultimate that transports his target to the Nether
Realm for a one-on-one duel.
Epic introduced Revenant today with
an all-new announcement
trailer; he will be available for players starting on Tuesday, April 25.
Details on all of his abilities can be found below:
- Revolver Round (LMB/R2) - Revenant carries a revolver with 4
rounds, upon consuming these rounds he will automatically reload.
- Hellfire Rounds (RMB/R1) - Allows you to reload your weapon at
any time, and passively causes bonus damage on your fourth shot.
- Scar (Q/Square) - Infuses your target with dark energy, attacking
will deal bonus damage to your enemy.
- Obliterate (E/Circle) - Revenant fires a volley of projectiles
which randomly target enemies in front of him.
- Reckoning (R/Triangle) - Revenant transports himself and his
target to the Nether Realm, where he and his enemy must duel. While there,
only Revenant can see his prey and they can only damage each other. If he
succeeds in killing his enemy, he collects their bounty, earning bonus card
The Arizona Sunshine website
has word that a free Undead Valley update is now live in the virtual reality
game. Here's word on the influx of hordes of Freds:
Originally debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January,
Undead Valley adds a free, all-new map to Horde mode - Arizona Sunshine's
endless wave-based survival mode - that takes players to an old, zombie-infested
transport warehouse-turned-underground casino close to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Not only the Nevada setting is new. Playing together cooperatively with up to 4
players or going at it solo, this time players will find the key to survival
above all else is to keep moving and take full advantage of the map's indoor and
outdoor areas as well as the verticality it adds to Horde mode. Players will
need to gradually expand their playground by retrieving keys to locked doors and
blowing up obstacles in their way in search for more weapons, hidden ammo spots
and tactical positions.
Lastly, this time the familiar waves of 'Freds' that have characterized Horde
mode so far have made way for an intense, endless influx of zombies: the
ultimate challenge for players who are looking to test their zombie survival
skills in VR.
the arrival of
Saints Row IV: Game of the Century Edition
Gat out of Hell
to their DRM-free marketplace, saying both games are on sale as part of a bigger
. They celebrate with a
Saints Row 2 Giveaway
offering everyone a free copy of the game for the next
48 hours. Finally, they take the occasion to remind everyone how they can get
DRM-free copies of many of their Steam games through
. Here's word:
the Saints are involved in something, they like to go for bigger, better, and
more free. So with the arrival of Saints Row IV and Gat out of Hell, they are
bringing along some deep Deep Silver discounts, Saints Row 2 for FREE, and the
chance to Connect your Steam Saints Row collection with GOG.com.
In collaboration with Deep Silver, we are giving away a free copy of
Saints Row 2 to
everybody for the next 48 hours! To claim your free game all you have to do is
log in to your GOG.com account and click on the giveaway banner on the main
page. Boom!, you're now ready to go mess things up in this gangsta's paradise of
limitless customization and wanton mayhem.
Now, if you've already started your Saints Row collection on Steam, but would
like to have these awesome games DRM-free on GOG.com as well, take advantage of
GOG Connect for Saints Row series. Just go to
connect.gog.com, link your
Steam account and add any eligible Saints Row games to your GOG.com library.
But that’s not all: to further celebrate this event, we're running a week-long,
up to -75% sale on all
Silver games. The offer obviously includes the entire Saints Row series,
as well as the beloved Metro and Risen franchises, Sacred 2 Gold and Deadlight:
You can grab your free copy of Saints Row 2 until Saturday, April 22, 10 AM UTC.
Season 3 gets underway today for The Exiled
, an MMORPG currently in early
access on Steam
Developer Fairytale Distillery offers
these patch notes
, and explain they are replacing the game's seven-day free
trial with an unlimited free trial. Here's word on that:
Free Trial during Season #3: In order to make it easier for new players to
get into The Exiled we have decided to get rid of the 7-day trial period during
Season #3. Yes, that means that you and all of your friends can play The Exiled
for free for the coming four weeks. Just start the game and you're in. You can
(and should) still buy a Supporter Pack to unlock more character slots and get
unique visuals for your character but it is not required anymore to play the
With The Surge
and on track
for release next month
new combat trailer
online as part of what may be a surge of details on this hardcore action/RPG.
The clip comes with this explanation of what it shows:
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Trailer challenges you to survive the deadly CREO facility, making use of The
Surge’s fast, technical combat system.
As showcased in the Target, Loot & Equip Trailer, make use of vertical and
horizontal attacks, as well as strike power, to target and dismember specific
limbs, so you can loot what you cut. Looting upgrades for your exo-suit is key
to progression, and surviving challenging physically based combat situations is
a matter of skill.
Positioning and speed are vital, so make use of your exo-enhanced dodges,
blocks, ducks and jumps to avoid attacks while managing stamina, ensuring you’re
always in the right place to strike the limb you want, or to avoid a potentially
damning blow. The rules of combat apply to both you, and your enemy : get hit in
an unarmored limb, and you’ll go down faster. Take advantage of the enemy’s
weaknesses while balancing your own, and you’ll walk away with his strengths.
But you’re not alone. Throughout your journey you’ll be assisted by your
industrial drone, with abilities once used for CREO’s industrial needs now
manipulated into a fighting machine. Shield yourself, or Burn, knock down, pull,
and blast enemies at your will as you continue to fight in melee.
- ATOM RPG
by Atom Team — Kickstarter. "The deterioration in relations between
Eastern and Western blocs in the 1979 has led to a full-blown Armageddon
between nuclear powers in the year 1986. The War was swift, devastating and
brutal… The fact that humanity persevered was miraculous. Nineteen years
have passed and it’s 2005. Both once great Empires and their allies now lie
in ruins, but on top of those ruins new civilizations are slowly emerging...
This story takes place on a small patch of land in the south part of the
USSR where you take the role of an undercover operative from a secret bunker
society called ATOM... Your mission is to find any traces of an expedition
that recently stopped contacting the main base..." Thanks Acleacius via
- AMD Radeon RX 580 Graphics Card on
Phoronix. Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Benchmarks.
- ASRock Z270 Taichi Intel LGA 1151 Motherboard on
- ASUS Prime X370-PRO AM4 Motherboard on
- The Best CPUs on
- DAN Cases A4-SFX Crowdfunded Mini-ITX Case on
- GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 6GB Graphics Card on
- iFi Audio nano iDSD LE on
- Phanteks EVOLV MATX Micro-Tower Chassis on
- Quersus Evos 300 Gaming Chair on
- Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 570 4GB Graphics Card on
- Thermalright True Spirit 140 Direct CPU Air Cooler on
- XFX RX580 8GB GTS Graphics Card on
- Y-CAM Protect Alarm System on
It's 4/20, which I am sure commemorates something. I know it does because I
started celebrating this morning, but now I can't remember for the life of me
why. Oh well, I'll figure it out eventually. Enjoy the day anyway.