is available at a 100% discount
all weekend, so this Windows game maker can be yours to keep if you
pick it up through Sunday. Here's word on how this can help create games without
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Comrade! Early Access to Workers & Resources: Soviet Republic
is now underway
, offering the chance to practice some socialist management
principles. Here's the EA
, but remember, in Soviet Union, you don't watch trailer,
trailer watches you. Here's
the release announcement
Continue here to read the full story
Finally the day and the hour we were all
waiting for is here; the Soviet Republic game releases as an Early Access title
Thank you all for your support, thanks too for the guys who helped me put Soviet
Republic together and bring it to you - the players. Thank you to all the
influencers who played the game and helped promote it. I just hope you will like
Remember! This is just the start of the journey. We plan to continue developing
and will implement many more features in Soviet Republic (with the next content
update - due in a few weeks - you should expect personal cars, a car plant
factory, and more!) And also improve or fix existing features!
Steam Blog announces
that Valve is taking aim at review bombing by finding a
new way to deal with off-topic reviews (disturbing semi-related note:
Valve Removes Over 100 Steam Tributes To Suspected New Zealand Shooter
thanks RedEye9). Here's part of the post explaining the plan:
there's a grey area here, because there's a wide range of things that players
care about. So how will we identify these off-topic review bombs? The first step
is a tool we've built that identifies any anomalous review activity on all games
on Steam in as close to real-time as possible. It doesn't know why a given game
is receiving anomalous review activity, and it doesn't even try to figure that
out. Instead, it notifies a team of people at Valve, who'll then go and
investigate. We've already run our tool across the entire history of reviews on
Steam, identifying many reasons why games have seen periods of anomalous review
activity, and off-topic review bombs appear to only be a small number of them.
Once our team has identified that the anomalous activity is an off-topic review
bomb, we'll mark the time period it encompasses and notify the developer. The
reviews within that time period will then be removed from the Review Score
calculation. As before, the reviews themselves are left untouched - if you want
to dig into them to see if they're relevant to you, you'll still be able to do
so. To help you do that, we've made it clear when you're looking at a store page
where we've removed some reviews by default, and we've further improved the UI
around anomalous review periods.
Finally, we've also enabled you to opt out of this entirely, if that's your
preference - there's now a checkbox in your Steam Store options where you can
choose to have off-topic review bombs still included in all the Review Scores
While we're working on some other features around User Reviews, we thought this
one was worth shipping by itself. As always, if you have thoughts or concerns,
feel free to voice them in the comments below.
ONE PIECE World Seeker
is now available for Windows, Xbox One, and
PlayStation 4, with the PC edition offered
. The launch
from the other day celebrates the release, and the announcement has
all the details:
Leading video game publisher and developer, BANDAI NAMCO
Entertainment America Inc., today released One Piece World Seeker for the
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PCs via STEAM®. Take
control of Monkey D. Luffy, the protagonist of the worldwide hit One Piece manga
and anime franchise, as he explores the vast Prison Island in an attempt to find
his crew mates, help the island locals, and ultimately take on the Navy
controlling the island.
One Piece World Seeker is an all-new adventure for the fabled Straw Hat Pirates.
Led by their captain Monkey D. Luffy, the crew finds themselves in hot water
after a botched heist on Prison Island. Prison Island, formerly Jewel Island,
known for its precious mineral deposits, has been occupied by the Navy under the
command of Issac and has been turned into an island prison. Luffy must team up
with the anti-Navy militia, a group of island inhabitants led by Jeanne, who
wants to see peace return to her island home. Prison Island offers a diverse
ecosystem for Luffy to explore as he fights to save his friends and take back
the island for its people.
Throughout their adventure, players will be able to increase Luffy’s move set by
investing skill points into three skill trees. As players unlock more skills,
Luffy will become more proficient in battle, mobility, and stealth. Luffy will
also be able to perform special Haki attacks to clear out groups of enemies and
deal massive damage to bosses. As Luffy fights, a tension gauge will begin to
fill; if Luffy stops attacking, the tension gauge will begin to drop back down
to zero. Multiple tension gauges can be filled to pull-off Luffy’s strongest
moves. Luffy can also use his unique extending Gum Gum ability to swing and
glide across the island with speed and agility.
“One Piece World Seeker expands the scope of One Piece video games by injecting
a wide open island for players to explore in addition to solid action-RPG
gameplay,” said Randy Le, Associate Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
America Inc. “The single character focused gameplay allows the development team
to create a much more cohesive story for casual and diehard One Piece fans to
explore and enjoy.”
Closed beta testing for Drone Strike Force
is now underway, offering the
chance to check out this competitive multiplayer aerial shooter for Windows
between now and Sunday. This
at the game in action, and if you like what you see, you can head over to the
Drone Strike Force Website
sign up to participate. Here's Odisi Games droning on about the game:
Continue here to read the full story
Games today announced it is producing and publishing Drone Strike Force, a new
competitive multiplayer aerial shooter developed by NGD Studios (Master of
Orion, Champions of Regnum). Sign-ups are now open at
www.dronestrikeforce.com for the
game’s Windows PC closed beta, which begins today.
“Drone Strike Force challenges the standards of online shooters with truly
three-dimensional gameplay for competitive, skill-based action that makes full
use of the vertical axis,” said David Fridman, founder of Odisi Games.
Emphasizing situational awareness, player tactics and open level design, Drone
Strike Force is built for fast-paced aerial combat to showcase the raw power and
speed of these cutting-edge machines. Fly and shoot at high velocity while using
the environment and your drone’s agile capabilities to outmaneuver enemies and
give your team the win. Choose from a number of unique drones, weapons, perks
and abilities to customize each loadout to your own personal playstyle.
A glimpse into the possible future of warfare, Drone Strike Force is set in a
world where power has shifted from countries to corporations. Weaponized drones
are used to further their interests by force, and now the skies rage with rival
teams gunning for supremacy.
Drone Strike Force is expected to launch into early access as a premium title on
PC later this year. For the latest updates, visit
follow @DSF_Game on Twitter.
The No Man's
Sky Website announces No Man's Sky Beyond
as the next chapter in No Man's
, saying this will bring expanded multiplayer support to the procedurally
generated space game this summer in an update that will be free for all existing
players. They call this "a radical new social and multiplayer experience which empowers players
everywhere in the universe to meet and play together." But they also stress that
this will not make the game into an MMOG, and that it will involve no
subscription fees and no microtransactions.
about the news, saying there will be two additional updates in
No Man's Sky Beyond beyond No Man's Sky Online, promising more information
"soon." In the meantime, they offer this
very short teaser trailer
along with the following announcement:
Continue here to read the full story
We know that there is a lot of
hunger out there for news and updates on No Man’s Sky. We wanted to share some
information from behind the scenes.
Our next chapter will be called No Man’s Sky: Beyond, coming Summer 2019.
Each chapter for No Man’s Sky has been more successful than the last. Thanks to
our community, NEXT our large release last year was especially so. It went on to
bring enjoyment to millions of new players, and it helped to change the legacy
of this game we care so much about.
Earlier this year, whilst working on our roadmap of three future updates, we
decided we wanted to interweave their features, and had a vision for something
much more impactful.
We are excited to announce that Beyond will contain those three major updates
rolled into one larger free release.
The first component of Beyond we are announcing today is No Man’s Sky Online.
No Man’s Sky Online includes a radical new social and multiplayer experience
which empowers players everywhere in the universe to meet and play together.
Whilst this brings people together like never before, and has many recognisable
online elements, we don’t consider No Man’s Sky to be an MMO – it won’t require
a subscription, won’t contain microtransactions, and will be free for all
These changes are an answer to how we have seen people playing since the release
of NEXT, and is something we’ve dreamed of for a long time.
We will talk more about each component when we know we can be precise, and look
forward to sharing more in the coming weeks.
Beyond will be our most ambitious chapter so far, and something we’ve been
working ridiculously hard on. We’ll continue to support No Man’s Sky in this way
for the foreseeable future.
It’s unexpected but so rewarding to see so many accolades and nominations for No
Man’s Sky as Best On-going or Most Evolved this year. To some NEXT may have felt
like a natural end-point for our journey, but for us it was another step on a
Publisher KOEI TECMO America and developer Team NINJA now offer DEAD OR ALIVE 6
, a free-to-play version of DEAD OR ALIVE 6, their sexy fighting
game sequel. You can pick up a copy of the Windows edition
Here's a launch trailer
along with the details:
Continue here to read the full story
Today KOEI TECMO America and Team NINJA launched
DEAD OR ALIVE 6: CORE FIGHTERS, a new free-to-play experience now available to
download for the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System, Xbox One, the
all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and digitally on
Windows PC via Steam®.
DEAD OR ALIVE 6: CORE FIGHTERS offers fighting game fans a limited look into the
world of DOA6, including four base characters – Kasumi, Hitomi, Diego, and Bass
– as well as online ranked battles, Versus, Arcade, Time Attack, Training, and
Quest modes. In addition, DOA6’s introduction to Story mode will be unlocked,
along with DOA Central, the hub for everything from wardrobe and music to the
library and theater.
Today also marks the release of DEAD OR ALIVE 6’s second online update; adding
more high-level DOA Quests, a variety of new entrance and victory scenes, and
the tuning of costume part earning parameters in order to help enhance the
overall gaming experience. Additionally, the first Season Pass content -- the
Happy Wedding Vol. 1 pack – is now available, with plenty more on tap for the
coming months including more costume packs and two new characters from KING OF
The standard edition of Tom Clancy's The Division 2
is now available as
promised, offering the chance for all customers to play this open-world
action/RPG sequel set in a post-pandemic Washington D.C. Those who've preordered
the game can pick it up from whatever outlet they chose, but as
, as of today the game is exclusive to the
, so any new purchases will have to go through one of those.
This is a prominent release, even earning some coverage in
, not normally a hotbed of gaming news. Here's yesterday's
What is The Division 2? Trailer
and here's word on the game:
Continue here to read the full story
In Tom Clancy’s The Division®2, the fate of the free world is on the line.
Lead a team of elite agents into a post-pandemic Washington DC to restore
order and prevent the collapse of the city.
The Division 2 is an online, action shooter RPG experience, where exploration
and player-progression are essential.
Liberate Washington DC – Save a country on the brink of collapse as you
explore an open, dynamic and hostile world.
Stronger with your team – Specialize and fight together with your friends in
online co-op or against others in competitive adversial PVP mode.
Genre-defining endgame – Choose a unique class specialization to take on the
toughest challenges with friends.
Here are some evaluations of Ubisoft's newly released sequel, which are almost
all listed as in progress or first impressions.
post on Reddit by notte_m_portent
accuses the Epic Games Store of sketchy
behavior in collecting user data, including all sorts of accusations about
colluding with China. Included in the responses to the post are accusations that
among other things, Epic is grabbing Steam data from users. The post inspired a
reply from Epic
detailing what data they collect, and why. This includes a
specific explanation of when they collect Steam data: "We only import your Steam
friends with your explicit permission. The launcher makes an encrypted local
copy of your localconfig.vdf Steam file. However information from this file is
only sent to Epic if you choose to import your Steam friends, and then only
hashed ids of your friends are sent and no other information from the file." On
a related note, there's also
a post from
Epic on Trello
outlining an Epic Games Store Roadmap with a list of near-,
mid-, and long-term plans for the service (thanks
another teaser image reflecting their plans to make new
announcements this month at PAX East. The new image is a bit blurred, but once
again bears a resemblance to Borderlands
. The blurb, however, refers to this as
"another game," saying: "Time to tease another game for PAX!" Continue here to read the full story
Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 Drivers
are now available for
AMD graphics cards (thanks
). Here's word on what these bring to the table:
- Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2
- Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm
- Up to 4% average performance gains on AMD
Radeon VII with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 vs
- DirectX® 12 on Windows®7 for supported game titles
- AMD is thrilled to help expand DirectX® 12
adoption across a broader range of Windows operating systems with Radeon
Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 18.12.2 and onward, which enables
consumers to experience exceptional levels of detail and performance in
- Radeon ReLive for VR may sometimes fail to install
during Radeon Software installation.
- Fan curve may fail to switch to manual mode after
the manual toggle is switched when fan curve is still set to default
- Changes made in Radeon WattMan settings via Radeon
Overlay may sometimes not save or take effect once Radeon Overlay is closed.
Fenimore Fillmore: 3 Skulls of the Toltecs
is now available for Windows
, offering the promised remake of this classic point-and-click
adventure set in the wild west. This carries a 40% launch discount that makes
its price $5.99, but oddly there is also a 70% discount on
of this game and the remastered version of
Fenimore Fillmore: The Westerner
that makes the price for both games $5.93,
so it only makes sense to buy that and invest the extra six cents in bitcoin.
how the remastered edition improves upon the original from 1996 and the
announcement has more on that:
Continue here to read the full story
Among the classics of the golden age of
graphic adventures, Fenimore Fillmore: 3 Skulls of the Toltecs is a cult title
that has received the highest praise from both the press and the fans of the
genre both for its witty history and its delirious dialogues.
Set in the far wild west, the game introduces Fenimore Fillmore, a veteran of
the American Civil War who is roaming on the border with Mexico and finds
himself in the middle of the fight between the Juaristas and the French troops
of the Emperor Maximilian.
“Fenimore Fillmore: 3 Skulls of the Toltecs is a must-have for those who grew up
playing legendary hits such as Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, Simon the Sorcerer
and Day of the Tentacle”, claims Rodrigo Castillo, producer at Casual Brothers.
“The spirit of the 90’s is back –now with enhanced visuals up to 4k”.
Join Fenimore Fillmore and speak with more than 30 different characters, solve
hundreds of puzzles, and reunite the three skulls to unveil a pre-Columbian
treasure. Explore half a dozen regions and get involved in some of the weirdest
turn of events in the history of video games.
- Classic point & click adventure game.
- Half a dozen wide locations to explore.
- More than 30 crazy characters to interact with.
- More than 75 items to use.
- An infinity of puzzles to solve.
The New Yorker - The Division 2 and the Severing of Politics from Video
"This sort of strategy—an eagerness to borrow the aesthetics and frisson
of a political theme without addressing that theme explicitly—faces its own
criticism, both from players and from those who work in the industry. Far
Cry 5, a recent game from Ubisoft, was set in rural Montana, and saw you
play as a local cop facing civil disobedience from a fanatical militia
group. The substance of the game was similar to previous entries in the Far
Cry series, which were set in places such as Africa, the Himalayas, and
Micronesia, but in relocating to Trump-era America—a more proximate locale
for much of the game’s audience—the game appeared to reflect current
affairs. This, in turn, created an expectation that the game’s developers
would supply a commentary that they did not, in fact, provide. For critics,
exploiting only the superficial aspects of the setting was both
opportunistic and a waste of a valuable platform. "
Our optimism that the Gunnar-man made a complete recovery from the giardia
infection I mentioned recently
came crashing to
Earth yesterday. Our plucky poodle was very slow during our morning walk, and
even more so in the evening, when he also exhibited signs of constipation. Then
overnight he started leaving blood spots around, while acting even more under
the weather. We assume it's a recurrence of the giardia, and to some degree are
hoping it's that, since it seems treatable. We have an appointment with the vet
in a bit to check this out, and are quite anxious in the meantime.