E3 2018: EA Games highlights

Here are the highlights from the EA conference!

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You can watch the EA show on YouTube by clicking here.

BFV Multiplayer

  • Can move defensive weapons (artillery)

  • Better destruction system

  • Customize everything (player, vehicles, weapons, etc.)

  • Reiterated no lootboxes, no season pass

  • Battle Royale

  • Grand Operations

  • Another trailer shown

BFV Singleplayer

  • Follows different characters in WW2 similar to BF1’s story mode

FIFA 19

  • New champions league mode

  • FIFA 18 free trial available now

  • Trailer shown

EA Cloud streaming service

  • Multiple devices

  • Not out yet

Origin Access Premiere

  • All new PC games

  • Madden NFL back on PC for the first time in a decade

  • Access to “the vault”

  • Library of games from EA and other publishers

  • Out later this summer

  • Edit: $15 a month or $100 a year (thanks u/rentisb)

Respawn’s new game

  • Not ready to show all their new stuff (they have 3 games)

  • Star Wars Game

  • Name: Jedi Fallen Order

  • Be playing as a Jedi

  • Takes place during the dark times (when the Jedi are being hunted)

  • Between episodes 3 and 4

  • Holiday of 2019

  • Nothing shown

Battlefront 2

  • Admitted it wasn’t as good as they wanted

  • Committed to improving it

  • Solo (movie) content

  • New squad system for easier playing with friends

  • Starfighter mode

  • New multiplayer sandbox mode for attacking command posts and taking capital ships

  • Clone wars content this year

  • New heroes and villains

  • Grievous

  • Obi-Wan

  • Count Dooku

  • Anakin Skywalker

Unravel two (EA Original)

  • Co-op

  • Designed to be played with two characters (even in singleplayer)

  • Demo and trailer shown

  • Out today

A Way Out was very successful, leading EA to pushing more EA Originals

Sea of Solitude (EA Original)

  • Concept is focused on loneliness

  • Based on real story despite being in a fantastical setting

  • About a young woman who is suffering from loneliness and becomes a monster. Game is about finding how this happened and how to turn her human again.

  • Trailer shown

  • Coming early 2019

NBA Live 19

  • Trailer shown

Madden 19

  • Trailer shown

Shoutcasted over Command and Conquer Rivals (mobile strategy game) (why?)

  • Pre-Alpha out today on Android

  • Trailer shown after the gameplay

Anthem

  • New trailer

  • Trying to merge story with open-world multiplayer

  • Shared world but bases/hub areas are singleplayer

  • February 22nd, 2019 (same day as Days Gone) release date

  • Various gameplay clips

  • Lots of concept art still being shown (could mean a delay is possible)

  • The suit is called a Javelin

  • 4 suits (classes) with different abilities

  • Can change suits whenever

  • No lootboxes, no gameplay related microtransactions (i.e. there will be cosmetic microtransactions) (thanks for the clarification u/DrasticDream)

  • Can play the game solo

  • Gameplay demo

No Skate 4

Source: reddit and the Internet

By | 2018-06-10T09:36:10+00:00 June 10th 10:38, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Steam store to allow every game on the platform – unless it’s illegal or straight up trolling

Well Valve finally decided to end all of the controversial bullcrap and from now on they will allow every single game on Steam unless it has illegal content in it.

Here are the highlights from the Steam blog post:

  • So we ended up going back to one of the principles in the forefront of our minds when we started Steam, and more recently as we worked on Steam Direct to open up the Store to many more developers: Valve shouldn’t be the ones deciding this. If you’re a player, we shouldn’t be choosing for you what content you can or can’t buy. If you’re a developer, we shouldn’t be choosing what content you’re allowed to create.
  • With that principle in mind, we’ve decided that the right approach is to allow everything onto the Steam Store, except for things that we decide are illegal, or straight up trolling.
  • We are going to enable you to override our recommendation algorithms and hide games containing the topics you’re not interested in. So if you don’t want to see anime games on your Store, you’ll be able to make that choice.
  • Developers who build controversial content shouldn’t have to deal with harassment because their game exists, and we’ll be building tools and options to support them too.
By | 2018-06-08T20:03:53+00:00 June 7th 15:57, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Steam|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

SteamGifts.com now giving away $250 of Steam gift cards!

SteamGifts.com is currently having a really nice giveaway with a couple of Steam gifts to win. The only catch is that you have to login through your Steam account and enter the giveaway. They also encourage you to stay on their newsletter – that’s how to make GDPR changes fun I guess. The giveaway is available below and ends in one week:

By | 2018-05-22T23:46:49+00:00 May 23rd 04:39, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, Giveaways, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Racing Auditory Display: Racing Games to Reach More!

Hey guys! Our friends from Racing Auditory Display have a message for every handicapped player out there :-)

Most of us strive to make the world a better place for everybody. It’s evident by the campaigns throughout the world to make every public good or entertainment option accessible to all is a part of this scheme. But still, there are many public goods and facilities that are not equally enjoyable by all.

One such not-fully-accessible-to-all facility is video gaming, especially racing games. Though racing games have been played by blind people using driver assistance systems, they have never been played by them with the same efficiency and sense of control that sighted players have.

But this condition is all set to change, thanks to the effort of Brian A. Smith, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science in the department of engineering at Columbia. Brian has developed a new audio-based user interface for visually challenged gamers, which will enable them to enjoy racing games with the same speed, control and excitement that sighted players experience.

The new audio-based interface, called the racing auditory display (RAD), can be integrated into racing video games rather easily and is set to make these games equally accessible to people who are blind. Unlike common driver assistance systems, RAD uses sonification techniques rather than speech. To be precise, RAD uses two sonification techniques, which Smith describes as ‘the “sound slider” for understanding a car’s speed and trajectory on a racetrack and the “turn indicator system” for alerting players of the direction, sharpness, length and timing of upcoming turns.’

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By | 2018-04-11T23:27:15+00:00 April 11th 23:25, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Hardware, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Unreal Engine 4: Paragon content released for FREE!

I’ve always liked Paragon, since the early beta that I’ve tried, it’s basically a MOBA game in 3rd person created by Epic Games, the creators of the good old Unreal and Unreal Tournament series. Turns out Epic is now shutting down Paragon (we’ve known this for a while now…) and recently they’ve decided to update the Unreal Engine with content from Paragon absolutely for FREE!

Paragon cancelled

Epic Games has released twelve million dollars of content from Paragon, Epic’s high-end action MOBA, for free to all Unreal Engine 4 developers. The assets encompass 20 AAA-quality characters and over 1,500 environment components from Paragon.

You can grab the Paragon content by going here and read what’s new in the latest Unreal Engine 4 update here. More Unreal Engine news coming today on GDC 2018. More info on the official website – watch the official YouTube channel.

By | 2018-03-21T21:04:33+00:00 March 21st 22:57, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Epic Games, Free, Games, News, OMG!1, Publishers & Developers|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

FREE HITMAN Spring Pack now on Steam!

If you didn’t have a chance to play the latest HITMAN game you can now check the game out on Steam for free with a bunch of FREE missions and stuff.

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Spring Pack – A FREE download that includes the story mission, ‘World of Tomorrow’, plus all of the Escalation Contracts, Challenge Packs and Featured Contracts released for Sapienza. The Spring Pack also allows you to play any future re-activated Elusive Targets in Sapienza.

By | 2018-03-21T20:15:07+00:00 March 21st 20:15, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, Giveaways, News, Steam|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Latest Steam Beta introduces higher DPI support for all platforms!

Remember how Steam used to look like crap on higher DPI settings on Windows or Linux? Not anymore! Activate the latest Steam beta to see how it looks like under other than default DPI settings. Here’s a screenshot from 125% DPI mode on Windows 10 at 1080p:

Steam Beta, higher DPI support

Giveaway: Grand Theft Auto – Vice City (Steam key)

Here’s another Steam key giveaway just for you! I know it’s a classic but maybe you didn’t have a chance to play it just yet. Grab the key first and activate it on your Steam account!

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Weekend Deals (11.03.2018)

Here are the best deals for the end of this great weekend! 🎮💻 Spring is just around the corner…

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Here are the highlighted deals:

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Couple of really nice upcoming games on sale now!

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

Weekly Sale still up!

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

March Madness

G2Play Weekend Templates

Special Steam Unpowered 3% off voucher: UNPWR

OMG Sale

Star Deals

Special Steam Unpowered 5% off voucher: UNPWR

Spring Sale

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam currently on sale (various editions)

Virtual Reality games up to 90% off!

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2K Promo valid until tomorrow

March Madness

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FlatOut 4: Total Insanity for only $20!

H1Z1 is now Free To Play!

Well I guess everything’s Battle Royale now and has to be in F2P model plus some cosmetic stuff that you can buy with real cash.

“We are very excited to announce that H1Z1 will be free to play starting today. Not only does this decision allow us to share our version of Battle Royale and Auto Royale with even more players, but it signifies the next step in making H1Z1 a must-watch esport. The Pro League is going to redefine esports when it kicks off in Las Vegas this April, and whether a person is an aspiring pro athlete or just wants to play with friends, we want everyone to have the chance to play the most competitive battle royale game.” — Anthony Castoro, H1Z1 General Manager

But don’t worry if you’ve bought the game earlier in it’s Early Access times you’re gonna get some goodies:

  • Gasrunner Hoodie
  • Bloom Survivor T-Shirt
  • Splinter Camo ARV
  • 10 Victory Crates
  • 10,000 Skulls

More info available on the official website.

By | 2018-03-08T22:55:49+00:00 March 8th 22:55, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Free, Games, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

tinyBuild Party Bundle now up – 12 Steam games!

There’s a new bundle in town and it’s freaking worth it! For only €4.89 you’ll get 12 Steam games including Party Hard! Full list below – see the offer by clicking here.

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The bundle includes:

  • The Final Station
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Diaries of Spaceport Janitor
  • Party Hard
  • SpeedRunners
  • Punch Club – Deluxe Edition
  • Phantom Trigger
  • No Time To Explain Remastered
  • Fearless Fantasy
  • Community Inc
  • Party Hard Tycoon
By | 2018-02-26T21:55:23+00:00 February 26th 21:55, 2018|Categories: Bundle Stars, Bundles, Deals, Entertainment, Fanatical, Games, Indie, News, Steam Alternatives|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Warcraft III gets a widescreen update! Remastered version incoming?

Blizzard is finally taking care of Warcraft III – they’ve added lots of balance fixes to the game and native widescreen support. The same thing happened when StarCraft Remastered was announced… so Warcraft III Remastered confirmed? Added a screenshot below from the test version, considering it’s a 2002 game, it doesn’t look that bad in 2018 :D

Steam launches new wishlist design, Lunar New Year Sale now up!

Yay! Steam updated it’s website a little bit today, just in time for the Lunar New Year Sale. At first the Steam wishlist was missing an essential thing… . But Valve Software has fixed it pretty much right away, the wishlist looks weird on mobile but that’s just needs a quick fix I guess.

Here are is a quick screenshot of the new Steam wishlist in case you’re not able to login to Steam at the moment:

Chinese New Year sale on Good Old Games store!

Chinese people are about to celebrate their New Year this Friday (February 16th). There’s no better way to celebrate it but with DRM-free games on GOG! You can now grab a FREE fighting game The King of Fighters 2002 directly from the Good Old Games store. Additionally the store is having a cool sale with loads of discounts reaching up to 90% off!

Good Old Games store

Overwatch FREE WEEKEND starts February 16th

If you didn’t have a chance to play some Overwatch (a Team Fortress 2 game on steroids, right?) you’ll have a chance to do that on February 16th. The free weekend ends on February 19th.

The free time will include full list of 26 heroes and 16 maps. Available game modes are: Quick Play, Custom Games, and the Arcade. You’ll be able to progress your characters as usual and keep them if you buy the game later on, which is pretty sweet because you can grab the game at any time and continue where you’ve left.

More info on the official website.