2K Games thinks you’re a moron

NBA 2K19 developer 2K asked players to “contact local government” about the Belgian loot box ban. One of the 2K’s senior producers told Trusted Reviews (via PCGamesN) that its games’ Virtual Currency “is an unfortunate reality of modern gaming.”

We all know that loot boxes in games are literally like playing in casino but at least in casion you have a chance to gain some cash, in gaming buying textures and sounds for really big amount of money is becoming the norm and gives you nothing, well maybe a kickass skin but you know what I mean.

2K senior producer Rob Jones says that “every game, at some point, in some way has currency and they’re trying to get additional revenue from each player that plays the game.”

Changes in NBA 2K19 are trying to reward players for spending Virtual Currency more often, says Jones, and will better identify what’s worth spending Virtual Currency on in the first place – whatever that means.

The guy literally says that it’s up to you if you want to grind for a specific item or buy it straight away. He adds: “We know nowadays that most people don’t have the patience to work their way to the top. They just wanna be there right away. So, you know, we look at it as, oh it’s an opportunity for us to allow you to skip the grind, but then if the grind is too long, like some people felt last year, they’re gonna sit there and they’re gonna go ‘well, you knew the grind was too long to begin with.”

Is he literally trying to sell cheats? Remember… those cheat codes back in 90’s and early 00’s? What the actual fuck.

Source: PC Gamer

More games coming to Linux thanks to Steam!

The team dedicated to Linux games on Steam is currently testing out a new beta version of Steam Play which is based on software called Wine. If you’re a Linux user on your gaming computer (for whatever reason…) you’ll soon be able to play a lot more games thanks to their efforts!

The new Steam Play beta is using the modified distribution of Wine software, they call it Proton. It will allow you to run Windows games on your Linux machine “complete with native Steamworks and OpenVR support”. Proton is using Vulkan API to run DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games which should work pretty smooth. There’s fullscreen, gaming controller support (pretty much from Xbox One, PS4 to Steam Controller) and more.

The most important thing is the performance and Valve claims that they have “greatly improved compared to vanilla Wine”.

However, the current beta supports only 27 games – inlcuding DOOM and STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. More games will be added soon. Games with “complex DRM or anti-cheat systems” may never run on Steam Play though and that’s understandable.

You can find out more about the beta, the full list of supported games, and how Proton works in the Steam post.

By |2018-08-22T12:33:49+00:00August 22nd 12:33, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, Linux, News, OMG!1, Software, Steam|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Quick look at Russian Subway Dogs!

Welcome, comrades!

Are you looking for a fast-paced arcade game inspired by the real-life stray dogs of the Moscow metro? Can you steal enough food to survive? Grab the Russian Subway Dogs now! It’s a fun little, indie game – you’ll need an Xbox One controller for this one to make it really fun.

Couple of screenshots below along with an official trailer.

More info about the game:

  • A new game from the creators of They Bleed Pixels.
  • Inspired by real life stray dogs who’ve learned to navigate Moscow’s subway system!
  • Take on Campaign Mode with dozens of levels and over 100 unique challenges from your boss kitty: The Proletaricat.
  • Highly replayable Endless Mode with online leaderboards and a score-driven difficulty algorithm that keeps each round fresh!
  • Featuring detailed pixel art of Moscow’s world famous, ornately decorated subway stations. 
  • Play as your favourite animals from other indie games and comics (full list below!)
  • From fire and ice to toxic chocolate and cooking wildlife for food,
  • Russian Subway Dogs is full of simulated systems to discover and exploit!
  • Original Soundtrack by Peter Chapman aka COINS (Guacamelee!, LittleBigPlanet Karting, Modnation Racers)

Grab the game on Steam by clicking here or look for it in one of the Steam alternative stores.

By |2018-08-16T21:09:53+00:00August 16th 21:09, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Quick look at MOTHERGUNSHIP!

I was so curious about this game! It looked like a really nice mix of fast & old school shooter like DOOM, Quake and Unreal series and something similar to Hard Reset – which had loads of robots and all that. MOTHERGUNSHIP is out now from Czech studio Grip Digital and it’s fucking amazing! Read more below to know why.

Simple and fun!

The game looks simple at first, you start using your fists only, left and right click (or left/right trigger if you’re on gamepad / console) to throw some punches. Then you grab your first modules for guns, modules because every single weapon can be attached in a different way. This is pretty cool because you can change your fighting style as you progress through the levels. Check out some screenshots below to see how the game looks like:

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When it comes to the plot line I don’t think it matters at all in this title since it’s just a run and gun game but don’t get me wrong, it’s still loads of fun and really reminds me of DOOM mixed with really old game series Descent for some reason. Maybe it’s the atmosphere?

Performance and options

Performance is pretty snappy, runs at 60 FPS on my old GTX 960 on 1080p so the game is not demanding at all which is good because you need at least those 60 frames per second to fully enjoy the fighting scenes in this one. By the way it’s Unreal Engine 4 so you can customize pretty much every single graphic option there is (check screenshots above to see the options menu)!

Cooperative mode and some details

If you’re a coop gamer like me you will be really happy because this game is going to receive a free DLC in around a month with additional coop mode.

Game highlights are:

  • very own personalized arsenal of destruction
  • the most modular gun-crafting systems ever seen in a videogame
  • brutal, non-stop combat where thinking on your feet is the only way to survive
  • hordes of alien machines, deadly traps, and intimidating bosses
  • full CO-OP experience (coming in one month!)

MOTHERGUNSHIP is now available digitally on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for $24.99 / €24,99 / £19,99. You can grab it pretty much everywhere right now! Check out the launch trailer right here on YouTube.

By |2018-07-17T21:01:30+00:00July 17th 21:00, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, OMG!1, Releases, Reviews|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC

Y’all probably heard of that LinkedIn leak, right? Some guy working for Rockstar Games admitted on his profile that he worked on the PC version of RDR2 – it has been confirmed by the mods of Red Dead Redemption subreddit. It’s just a matter of time until we see the official announcement because you know they gotta milk the consoles first, then the next-next-gen consoles (2020?) and probably we’ll get the improved version of the game by then on the PC.

Is it worth the wait? I think it is, will we play it on the current gen consoles first though? I think most of us are going to do that, even if they have to buy the console especially for RDR2, I guess I’m gonna have to buy the Xbox One X now (check out the enhanced RDR on the console). At least it runs kind of good comparing to the standard consoles. Also they are bringing native mouse and keyboard suport to Xbox so that might be the cheapest portable gaming computer soon. We’ll see because Microsoon

 

Steam: Developer & publisher pages now in beta

Steam introduced the Creator Homepages (currently in beta). It should players to discover and connect with new and existing developers. You can follow the developers and publishers or even get notified of any changes in their catalogs. That’s pretty neat!

How does it work?

  • Any developer or publisher on the platform can now set up a customized homepage to showcase their full catalog of titles and content. Once set up, these homepages can be found by clicking on the developer or publisher name from the store page of your favorite games.
  • On the homepages, you’ll find lists of top-selling or new released titles from that developer / publisher.
  • A studio might divide its games into collections by genre or franchise, or could choose to highlight their fan-favorite or top-selling games.
  • Regardless of how each developer or publisher chooses to customize their homepage, you can easily follow them to be notified when they release their next title or post an announcement. Newly released titles from developers or publishers that you follow will show up at the top of your Steam homepage and we’ll send you an e-mail to let you know that they’ve released something new (as with other Steam e-mail notifications, you can opt out at any time by visiting your e-mail preferences page).

Looking for more details?

Check out the original post on the Steam page.

By |2018-06-24T09:44:55+00:00June 24th 09:44, 2018|Categories: Entertainment, Games, News, Publishers & Developers, Steam|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

E3 2018: EA Games highlights

Here are the highlights from the EA conference!

EA Games

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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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