Another free weekend is underway
for Killing Floor 2
, Tripwire's zombie shooter sequel (thanks Ant
Their last free weekend ended just a couple of weeks ago, and while they touted
that event with
, this new free weekend is presented without any news
stories or other fanfare. Killing Floor 2 is also on sale right now for
half-off, and here's a refresher on the game that may pique your interest:
In KILLING FLOOR 2, players descend into continental Europe where the
outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and
gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union— Just one
month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are
everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed,
governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically
eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well
and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.
Not all have given up hope though... A group of civilians and mercenaries have
banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded
operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players
will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.
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Happy sixth day of Christmas! Just a heads up to check on those six geese you
may have received for the occasion, as word is they are a-laying. Also, happy new
year's eve eve. Time to stock up on the champagne and aspirin.
Sue Grafton, 'alphabet' mystery writer, dies at 77
. O is for obituary.
that a double everything playlist is now in effect for Call
of Duty: WWII
until January 2nd (thanks
). Here's word:
2XP, 2X Division XP, and 2X Weapon XP now live
- Wintery Gun Game
- Winter Carentan Standard Moshpit
- Winter Carentan HC Moshpit
Enjoy until January 2!
Steam News announces
is now available
offering a Windows MMORPG from Suba Games.
has more details, calling this a closed beta, but the game is
free-to-play, so it's hard to see the distinction they are drawing. Here's word
on the game:
Global Adventures is an MMORPG for Windows PCs. As a newly
recruited agent for the Treasure Hunters Association, you must travel the world
conquering dungeons, digging up treasure, and taking down bosses with your
Steam post announces
a new map, a new game mode, and a holiday celebration
is now live in
, updating the early access Windows survival game. Here are the
Holiday Season has begun, and to celebrate we introduced a
special game mode on a new map Olivier Mall! Play matches in the Gun Race game
mode, receive holiday currency (snowflakes, pine trees and stars) and exchange
it for the weapons with unique holiday camos! The higher you place after a
match, the more currency you get!
Gun Race is all-versus-all game mode, so every other player will try to frag
you. Before each match an equipment tier (from 1 to 5) is randomly selected, and
a list of this tier's weapons is generated. Every player starts the match with
the first weapon on the list. Eliminate opponents to get the next weapon on the
list. Melee kills let you advance through the list faster, but if someone kills
you in melee, you roll back to the previous weapon on the list. The player to
make the kill with the last weapon on the list wins.
Even though the weapons on the list are random, the last two ones are always a
snowball and an icicle. The snowballs kills a character with 100 HP in two hits,
and the icicle one shots, but it can damage only in melee. Since you need to
make a kill with an icicle to win the match and can attack only in melee, we
hope the battles will be pretty intense as the players with weapons will kill
the players with snowballs and icicles more easily!
You can exchange the Holiday currency for the Benelli M4 (tier 3), PP-19-01
(tier 4) and A-545 (tier 5). These Holiday weapons have unique camos and already
have all their module slots unlocked. Also the weapons provide a bonus to spare
part gain: +7%, +10% and +15% correspondingly. Participate in the Holiday event
in Survarium, play in the new game mode and receive weapons with unique
Link of the Day:
Front Flip To Fence
. How did he survive this?
The remarkable success story of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
to add new chapters (thanks
). The Steam Game
and Player Statistics page
now shows the battle royale shooter has
annihilated its own record for concurrent users on Steam.
About a month ago
the game had just shy of
2.8 million users playing at once, and now the record stands at 3,106,358.
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Just a couple of months
CCP announced they were dropping virtual reality development amid
layoffs. Now there's a more positive omen in
for their London studio suggesting a new project is in the works at
the Icelandic developer (thanks
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
). This is for an MMORPG they describe as "highly
ambitious," and while they only go into so much detail, there are some hints
about the plan in the listing, including a mention of "economy and balance
modelling," and job requirements including leading at least one systems heavy
game, "fantastic" knowledge of the MMORPG genre, and Unreal Engine 4 experience.
CCP is currently building a team in London to lead
development on a new and highly ambitious MMORPG. We are looking to grow a
relatively small, tight-knit team, capable of delivering big ideas through
experience, smart process, and world-class tools.
We are looking for a new Lead Designer to join this growing team, responsible
for leading a small team of experienced designers in the development and
execution of our game design. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrable
track-record of leading design teams on multiple high-profile titles, and
ideally experience of RPG gameplay and systems design development.
- Management and prioritization of Senior Designers
- Genesis of design concepts to match the game’s
- Responsibility for all design documentation being
suitable for intended audiences.
- Guiding the intra-team design communication
- Validation of all design scoping estimates.
- Ownership of the accuracy of both economy and
- Responsible for working closely with the
development team to drive high quality feature implementation with the right
- Responsibie for the successful implementation of
- Line-management, guidance and mentoring of the
wider design team.
- Collaboration with the Art Director to ensure
best-in-class user experience.
- Shipped a minimum of 1 game title as a Lead
Designer or Design Director on a high-profile MMO, RPG or other systems
- Demonstrable track-record of managing and
mentoring a game design team.
- Solid understanding of game design process and
- An excellent grasp of numbers, especially with
respect to game modelling techniques.
- Fantastic games knowledge (both classic and
contemporary), especially in MMORPGs.
- A demonstrable analytical and iterative approach
to solving design problems.
- Strong organizational skills and experience of
establishing enduring processes.
- Ability to balance the impacts of deadlines and
resources with creative and quality requirements.
- Strong time management skills with a proven
ability to focus on priorities and meet deadline.
- Ability to communicate effectively with executive
level staff on a broad range of topics, and convey complex ideas to
audiences of varying design expertise.
- Comfortable getting hands-on where necessary in
design documentation tasks.
- Experience with the UE4 engine and blueprints is a
HuffPost - World Health Organization’s Junk Diagnosis For 'Gaming Disorder'
Trivializes Mental Illness.
"The WHO’s proposal has been in the works for a couple of years and has
already generated controversy among scholars in the field. One group of 28
scholars wrote an open letter regarding the WHO’s proposal, criticizing it
for lack of scientific support, lack of transparency, and failure to
adequately consider the clinical harms and human rights concerns of the
proposed diagnosis. Some scholars certainly support the WHO’s efforts, but
they may be in the minority. One survey I conducted of scholars regarding
their attitudes toward video games found that only about 30 percent agreed
that video game addiction is a serious problem. That the WHO appear to have
made little effort to understand the concerns of more skeptical scholars is
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Considering re-watching Bad Santa
is one of our favorite holiday
traditions here in the BlueTower, it's a bit of a surprise it took us over a
year to see the sequel. We remedied this last night by catching up with Bad
. I knew in advance that this got mixed reviews, but so did the
original, so we were open-minded. So yeah, about that... let's just say we were
not impressed. This managed to capture some of the outrageousness of the
original, but missed out on most of what made the first Bad Santa so good. Oh
well, lesson learned. There's still the Director's Cut to fall back on. Many DCs
just add in some deleted scenes, but the Bad Santa Director's Cut seems like a
different movie. And apparently there's an unrated cut out there too, so one of
these days I'll have to figure out if we've actually seen that or not. Either
way, we won't be watching Bad Santa 2 again.
Rose Marie, actress and showbiz legend, dies at 94