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Announces plans for a Technical Trial of
, EA's cloud gaming service. According to
this testing will commence tonight. We have no reason to doubt
them, though we don't see where they say that. Whenever it begins, you need
go to the EA website
to sign up to Join EA
Community Playtesting. Here's word on what they're hoping to accomplish:
Cloud gaming also has the potential to open even more doors around social
interactions in games. As part of the trial, we’re testing the technical
functionality of cross play that will allow players to play the games they love
with others no matter where, or on what device, they have chosen to play — a
major step toward cloud gaming finally uniting platforms in play. It will also
allow for players to be able to save their progression on one platform and have
that reflect in another. In fact during this trial, players in the cloud gaming
trial can engage with the live PC environment on Origin. Players will also be
able to test out their cross progression when they log in to PC after the
conclusion of the trial. This is a very tangible connection between what is
possible now and the future we aim to create.
Above all, our pursuit of cloud gaming is rooted in our games and our players.
We’ve said all along that we want to be where our players are. We fully believe
in more choices for our players, and connecting them to a world of play across
more platforms and geographies. Just as subscriptions can be an incredibly
strong proposition for players to access great content with minimal friction,
when combined with cloud streaming we can make it even more compelling to jump
into new games and connect with new communities. We want to make sure that our
games are able to perform beautifully and seamlessly in any situation and on any
launch plans for RAGE 2 – Rise of the Ghosts
saying this expansion for the shooter sequel will be released on September 26th.
Here's the overview: "An old threat has returned to haunt the wasteland once
again in RAGE 2’s first major expansion. Explore a brand-new region, face a
lethal new faction, and gain access to a new weapon and ability in Rise of the
Ghosts. Get more details on Rise of the Ghosts and how you can get in on the
action below." Here are the details:
WALKER AIN’T AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS
The Ghosts were once a terror in the wasteland. Ruthless, vicious, tactical and
cruel, they took what they wanted and left no survivors. Following the Authority
Wars, they were nowhere to be found. At the time, many people assumed they had
simply been wiped out and they began to fade into wasteland legend. In reality,
they had found a higher calling; a strange woman named Iris promised them power
and glory if they did everything she said. Iris and the Ghosts fled to the
Overgrown City, where for years they underwent intensive brainwashing and were
subjected to experiments that left them with powerful and mysterious nanotrite
Now they’re ready to reclaim their place in the wasteland. Under the watchful
eyes of Iris, the Ghosts will prove to be a formidable new foe for Ranger
Walker. He’ll need to navigate a huge new region called the Overgrown City and
put a stop to their uprising before the Ghosts can gain a foothold in the
wasteland. Luckily, he’ll have the new Void ability and the Feltrite Laser
Launcher to add to his already-impressive arsenal. Rise of the Ghosts also
introduces the new Ghost Motorcycle to the game, which players will be able to
find in the Overgrown City and bring back to their Garage.
WHEN, WHERE & HOW
Rise of the Ghosts will launch on all platforms on September 26. Download it
from the in-game store for 1500 RAGE Coins ($15). You need to be online and
signed into your BNET account to access the in-game store.
The Rise of the Ghosts Expansion includes:
- New story
- New enemy faction – Ghosts
- New region to explore – Overgrown City
- New weapon – Feltrite Laser Launcher
- New Ability – Void
- New Vehicle – Ghost Motorcycle
You can also pick up the Digital Deluxe Upgrade for 2000 RAGE Coins ($20).
The Digital Deluxe Upgrade includes:
- Rise of the Ghosts
- DOOM BFG
- Wasteland Wizard Cheat Codes
- Battle Standard
- Progress Booster
post on the Activision Blog
has outlines what we need to know about the Call
of Duty: Modern Warfare
beta testing that begins this week on PlayStation 4.
They include this
Multiplayer Beta Trailer
with a look at the game, and offer details on how
to preload the beta. We'll pick things up
below with Weekend 2, which is the first chance PC gamers will get to join in
Continue here to read the full story
Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC Beta (Crossplay)
The second Beta Test Weekend is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners,
starting from Thursday, September 19, and running to the morning of Monday,
PlayStation 4 owners: If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner, regardless of whether or
not you pre-ordered the game, you can resume and continue to play the Open Beta
free for the entire Weekend 2 period (both the Early Access and Open periods).
Weekend 2: Early Access
The first two days of the weekend – Thursday, September 19, and Friday,
September 20, – are free to all PlayStation 4 owners and do not require a
pre-order. In addition, anyone who has pre-ordered the game on Xbox One, or on
PC via Blizzard Battle.net also can play starting Thursday, September 19. If
you’re an Xbox One or PC owner and want to play Weekend 2 of the Beta for the
longest possible time, be sure to pre-order. Check your local retailer or
online here for
Weekend 2: Open
The rest of the Open Beta period, running from Saturday, September 21, to the
morning of Monday, September 23, is accessible to all players on PlayStation,
Xbox One, or PC, regardless of pre-ordered status. If you’ve got an Xbox One,
Xbox Live Gold is required to play. If you have a PC, a Battle.net account is
required to play. Other than these prerequisites and an internet connection, you
should have everything you need to play. And reminder, the Weekend 2 of the Beta
Test will include crossplay.
Project Resistance Website
now offers a Teaser Trailer
for the upcoming
spinoff that falls under the Resident Evil
umbrella. For now, what they
have to say is: "A brand-new team-based survival horror experience is coming."
They do promise details this week, saying to expect more about this from the
Tokyo Games Show on September 12th. Continue here to read the full story
Perfect World Entertainment and Gunfire Games announce plans to release a new
Adventure Mode on Thursday for Remnant: From the Ashes
, saying this will
be followed a week later with the release of Leto's Lab, a new quest. Both
updates will be free to owners of the survival shooter. Here's the full plan:
September 12, “Adventure Mode” will bring a new layer of exploration to Remnant:
From the Ashes, by allowing players to ”re-roll” the following biomes: Ruined
Earth, Rhom and Yaesha without having to play all the way through the main
campaign. Players and their teammates can activate the mode from the World Stone
in Ward 13 and select to roll one of these dynamically generated biomes, then
continue to explore dungeons, encounter new enemies, or fight their favorite (or
toughest!) world bosses. In addition to giving players a chance to uncover all
of the game’s secrets, all of their progress and items obtained in Adventure
Mode stay with their character, so they can keep rolling in order to obtain all
of the many weapons, armors, mods, and other items the game has to offer.
On September 19, “Leto’s Lab” will drop and take players on a quest through
Research Station Alpha, where they will be challenged by light puzzles mixed
with intense combat, including a new boss fight.
Once dynamically spawned in Ruined Earth, this unique dungeon will shed more
light on the game’s intricate backstory and its enigmatic red crystals, a.k.a.
Both Adventure Mode and Leto’s Lab are completely free and will appear as part
of an automatic update to the game.
Early Access to Unrailed!
is now available
, offering the first chance to play this railroad building game and its
competitive and co-operative multiplayer support. Word is: "Featuring fast-paced
moment-to-moment gameplay, procedurally generated landscapes and tricky terrain, Unrailed! challenges players to keep an unstoppable train moving to its
destination." Train your eyes on the previously released
Release Date Trailer
for the most recent look at this. Here are more details:
Continue here to read the full story
strategy, coordination, and communication across a variety of gameplay modes
because this train simply will not stop for anything! Plan ahead, cut down trees
and rocks, lay down tracks to avoid hazards, upgrade your train with new wagons,
and fend off any creature that gets in your way. Play with up to four players in
co-op, take on Endless mode, where just one misstep can end your journey, or
work as a duo to get your train to the station before your rivals in competitive
As an extra bonus, all players who helped test Unrailed! during closed beta will
be upgraded to the full version of the game for free as thanks from Daedalic
Entertainment and Indoor Astronaut. The feedback provided by players in closed
beta was invaluable to the game’s development, and the team will continue to
work with the community on new features, improvements, fixes and more throughout
- Unstoppable train action: Procedurally
generated worlds offering immense replay value.
- Discover loads of landscapes, inhabitants,
quests and crafting elements.
- Endless mode: Unlimited challenges with a
mix of difficulty settings and wagon upgrades.
- Co-op multiplayer: Play online or locally
with co-op for up to four players.
- Competitive multiplayer: Lay tracks in
teams of two against real human opponents — who will get their train to the
For more railroad action, Dovetail Games announces Train Simulator 2020
is on track for release on Steam on September 19th. Here's word on the game,
which will support all $9,476.57 USD worth of DLC that's available for Train
Climb aboard the latest installment in the 10 year strong
Train Simulator series and challenge yourself to drive diesel, electric and
steam locomotives from across the globe. Start your engines and get to work as
you master the skills, intricacies and challenges required to get to your
destination on time – whether you’re hauling freight through the forested hills
of North Carolina on Norfolk-Southern N-Line or getting commuters to work on
time along the South Western Main Line – both included in Train Simulator 2020.
You’ll also get the chance to explore the Danube valley with the brand new and
exclusive Nürnberg & Regensburg Bahn – only available in Train Simulator 2020.
Both freight and stopping services run along this modern route, featuring two of
Germany’s oldest stations at Nurnberg and Regensburg and the historic town of
Finally, Train Simulator 2020 introduces a set of features to reach new heights
of visual realism. There are now a range of new options including ambient light,
sunlight strength, vignette and field of view control that let each user control
how the game appears. From classic railroads in a sepia overlay to modern lines
with bright fresh colours, players will be able to experience and capture their
Train Simulator experience as never before!
Reviews are starting to roll out for Borderlands 3
, Gearbox Software's
looter shooter sequel that's due for release on Friday. A couple of non-U.S.
sites complain about not getting copies, but overall these seem to refute
that only U.S. outlets have received review code for the game:
Shenmue 3 update on Kickstarter
details how the refund system will work
for backers dissatisfied with the
change in plans
to make the
action/adventure sequel an Epic
exclusive after initially announcing a Steam
also announce a trial version of the game will be released in the second half of
this month, saying, "The trial version will feature a stand-alone act with
objective that takes place in the first area of Shenmue III, Bailu Village. The
game will be playable for an estimated 1 hours, and will be replayable after the
objective has been cleared. There are lots of activities to experience and we
hope you go back for more until the trial expires." Here's how refunds will
Refunds will be honored for backers who had selected a PC version and are not
satisfied with the proposed reward options.
Refund Request Processing
Refund requests will be accepted only through the backer survey during the
survey period. Processing details will be announced at the start of the survey
Refund processing timing may vary depending on payment service and transaction
status. It may take up to 20 business days to 3 months from the time the refund
request is made until the refund transaction is completed.
We promise to proceed with refund request processing promptly and reliably,
however, due to the fact that the campaign is now 4 years on, along with the
complexity of the transactions and payment service system arrangements, we ask
for your understanding that processing times may vary depending on individual
Refunds and In-game Rewards
The possibility is high that in-game rewards for backers who requested a refund
may not be removed from the game. We ask for your understanding that production
of in-game rewards has been well underway and that changing implemented content
is difficult at this stage of development.
Survey system changes are currently undergoing final checks. An update will be
posted with notification of the survey start. The wait will be just a little
longer and your patience is appreciated.
post on Steam
announces the Unseen update can now be seen in Killsquad
Novarama's Early Access action/RPG. A
Colosseum of the Unseen
shows this off, and the announcement shows this off, and the
announcement describes all this offers, including a new game arena, new weapons,
ultra widescreen support, and more:
Continue here to read the full story
The Colosseum of the Unseen
- During veteran contracts, a portal can appear to
challenge players. That is the gateway to the Colosseum of the Unseen, a
mythical race of warriors. This is the ultimate training, but you can't
enter if there are any Nightbringers and The Federation around.
- These Colosseums that appear inside contracts will
award you with Unseen Trinkets, extra loot and EXP... if you survive!
- The Colosseum is also available in two new
end-game Colosseum contracts at Vector 110. They can award you with items up
to vector 110.
- Colosseum Contracts award you with Unseen
Trinkets, extra loot and even more EXP for your reputation.
- Remember the Unseen want to test your skill, so
this is our most challenging area.
- Also, remember the rule of the Unseen: if one
squad member enters the portal, all the squad enters the portal. So make
sure you discuss what to you want to do if challenged.
- Remember: every time you beat the Colosseum, you
get EXP... if you survive!
Wait, Experience points?
We have added a new reputation system, which is a glimpse of things that will
come in our next Update, Federation. Expect many more progression systems, but
we wanted to give you this one right away:
offers what's called a "final development update," for Space Junkies
the VR arcade space shooter developed by Ubisoft Montpellier. The update from a
couple of weeks ago (thanks
) says they no longer plan on releasing the non-VR edition that
entered open beta testing in
. It appears they are also done with development of the original virtual
reality version of the game, which was launched earlier this year
, but say servers will remain online:
will be bringing the Space Junkies non-VR open beta to a close on
Wednesday August 28th at 9am UTC.
While this is the end of our journey in terms of development of the game, the
team is proud to have achieved what we set out to do: create a fun and
fast-paced competitive FPS in VR.
The game servers will remain open and accessible to players who purchased
the VR version of Space Junkies so that Spacers can continue to take on each
other in the many community tournaments we’ve seen since launch.
The current plan, however, is to not release the non-VR version of the
the GreedFall FAQ on the Focus Forums
have some new details about
Spiders' upcoming action/RPG (thanks
). They note the game, which is due to launch
later today, will not be using Denuvo DRM. And while plans can change, they also
say the game will not support modifications, nor do they plan on releasing any
Q: Does the game use Denuvo?
A: The game doesn't use Denuvo.
Q: Will there be mod support?
A: We don’t have any plans to implement mod support.
Q: How long will the game be?
A: It will be 30 to 40 hours depending on how you play.
Q: Is this an open world game?
A: GreedFall is not an open world game.
Q: Will there be any paid DLC or a sequel?
A: There are currently no plans for DLC regarding GreedFall.
Gearbox Software posted the Borderlands 3
launch trailer to their twitter
account, but this was apparently accidental, as they removed it pretty quickly.
Of course it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube on the internet, so
this lived on
. But now this is
pave the way for the release of the action/RPG shooter sequel this Friday. This
runs for about two minutes, and the soundtrack is early Queen single Seven
Seas of Rhye
. Continue here to read the full story
- 1MORE Piston Fit Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones on
- Corsair Carbide Series 678C Case on
- FSP Dagger Pro 650W PSU on
- Gigabyte Aorus KD25F Tactical Gaming Monitor on
- Thermalright Macho 120 Rev.B CPU Cooler on
- XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Ultra THICC II Graphics Card on
I wondered whether being out-of-town for close to a week would mean the gang of
13 ducks that hang out in our pond would forget I was their friend with the
oatmeal. But when I went outside to dump the dehumidifier water for the first
time after our return I was assailed by 15 happy duckies. It was obvious the two
newcomers were having trouble being completely accepted into the group by how
they got chased around a bit, but they seemed to be trying to earn full
membership. When I went out to pour out the water this morning, however, they
were nowhere to be found, making me wonder if they'd already started flying
south for the winter. A little later MrsBlue came down and pointed out that my
theory was wrong and they were on the patio looking in at me. This was just the main 13 of them, so the pledges may have given up
after their hazing, but the rest of them are still in the area for now. I don't
know that much about migratory birds, so I have no idea when to expect them to
leave, or whether they will come back to this same area next spring, but I'll be
interested to see how this all plays out.
that initial reviews of Borderlands 3
only be from U.S.-based websites. They are based in the U.K. and say they've
been informed that review code is being restricted to American outlets due to
security concerns. They also reveal the review embargo ends tomorrow morning at
10:00 am EDT, so we should see reports from sites that have received review code
at that time, while overseas outlets will have to play catch-up once they get a
hold of their own copies.
Total War: WARHAMMER II – Gotrek & Felix FAQ
has details on plans to
add these new characters to the fantasy strategy sequel (thanks
). Here's word: "Gotrek and Felix are legendary adventurers and
mercenaries, known throughout the Warhammer world by those that sing their
praises and curse their names. Veterans of countless minor scrapes and grand
battles, both are formidable warriors in their own right and would make a
welcome addition to any army, if a commander is able to keep their attention for
long enough…" Here's an explanation of how they will be rolled out:
Gotrek & Felix DLC is exclusively available in September’s print issue of White
Dwarf Magazine – you just need to follow the instructions on the special card
you‘ll get with your copy.
White Dwarf is available from all branches of Warhammer and Games Workshop
stores from independent stockists, and through Games Workshop’s online web
store. It’s also available through all good newsagents and bookshops that stock
After that period of exclusivity, Gotrek & Felix will be available to anyone for
free through Total War Access from the 17th of October.
If you already have a free Total War Access account, they will appear from that
date in your inventory alongside your other free items. If you don’t have a
Total War Access account yet, you only need to go here to sign up for free – and
you’ll also get all the latest news and exclusive freebies and offers from Total
War as a result.
Here's the new list of last week's bestsellers on Steam
- Remnant: From the Ashes
- StarLadder 2019 Berlin CS:GO Major Championship Viewer Pass + 3 Souvenir
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition
- Gears 5 Ultimate Edition China Only
- Spyro Reignited Trilogy
- Valve Index VR Kit
- NBA 2K20
- PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Destiny 2
We had a pleasantly uneventful travel day that even included an unsolicited
upgrade to a very roomy exit row. We arrived home safely, but we don't have much
time to decompress as we have to rush off this morning to a birthday party for
the twinsies. We're happy to make the effort though, as they are very dear to
us. It's hard to believe they are turning six years old, as we became friends
with them and their folks when they were barely one.
Robert Axelrod, Actor Who Voiced Lord Zedd in ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’
Dies at 70.