Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

The anticipating release of team-based FPS Insurgency: Sandstorm is now delayed to end of the year only week before launch.

So far, the beta for upcoming multiplayer tactical first-person shooter Insurgency: Sandstorm was doing fine with a realistic approach to gameplay, co-op and PvP modes while waiting to release on September 18 for almost all available platforms like Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, only less than a week ago, the game has been delayed to the end of the year by developer New World Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive for optimizing issues.

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Insurgency: Sandstorm Delayed to December

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Even if your try to run Insurgency sequel on a high-end setup, you have to set most of the setting options to "low" just to keep it runing, according to the Reddit and Steam Community. Then the decision is made by all parties involved considering those serious spec issues to officially move the release date to December 12, 2018. Meanwhile, the developers intend to continue working on the issues to make improvements over that and deliver an update that offers a seamless PC experience for players.

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In the delayed period of time, New World Interactive intends to upgrade the game to Unreal Engine 4.20 for better optimization. Improvement over animations, character model design and textures are also on their priority list as well as adding some extra cosmetic items. Trying to remove all bugs, glitches and adding a few more server options to make a better version of the game is also part of the plan. These two months are entirely dedicated to the best interest of their community.

RELATED: DayZ Coming to Xbox One

Since the console versions of the game are already delayed earlier to 2019, it is highly unlikely that they would push back that day even further. While they polish the game to run in a lower system requirement, the beta is now extended until the launch date along with the 10% pre-order discount over the $26.99 full-price. Those who own the original Insurgency game can enjoy 10% loyalty discount till the end March 2019. Considering other rushed titles, it's a good Early Access game.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DayZ Coming to Xbox One

DayZ will be making debut on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program on August 29 before launching on Xbox One.

Originally released for PC through Early Access program of Steam in December 2013, survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been announced by the company to bring on Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles in 2014. Now, it is about to make debut to Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview program on August 29, 2018 and this is just announced recently at Gamescom 2018. They even ran a closed preview test with a handful of players with access.

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DayZ Coming to Xbox One

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Watch the new announcement teaser trailer for DayZ launching itself into Xbox Game Preview program at the end of August.




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In an update on their development Blog in November 2017, the company expressed their intent of bringing the title to Microsoft's console. PS4 version of the game however is still on their planned checklist but is getting delayed because of Sony does not simply having anything equivalent of an Early Access program to run tests on it. Regular supply run and fighting hostilities to survive in groups during multiplayer or going solo is the main theme that it follows.

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DayZ initially started as a standalone mod for military simulation game Arma 2 by Bohemia Interactive, eventually becomes an open world survival game. You play as a character that discovers him on a beach with some cloths, flare and a rag in a world where everyone is on a constant struggle for survival. Aside from scavenging for food to sustain yourself and water to quench your thirst, you've got to keep an eye for threat of zombies. If dead, a player has to start over from the beach.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

id Software and Bethesda takes up stage at QuakeCon 2018 to announce Quake Champions free-to-play forever.

Developer id Software's effort to revamp Quake III Arena and bring out an expansion of Quake Live, first-person shooter title Quake Champions came to play on 2017 in Early Access of Steam after it came out of beta. Along with publisher Bethesda Softworks, they have announced the game to be free-to-play permanently today, at QuakeCon 2018. It was one of their long-running plans that the developers were keeping in mind for this title as a business model they want to follow in future.

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Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

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Below is a new trailer for Quake Champions in spirit of QuakeCon and looking forward to the future of the game itself.




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Since gaming industry has changed a lot in past decade and people expects a lot from new games these days, the free-to-play version lets people participate right away with no strings attached and not putting their money on the line first hand. This way many interested players from around the world will be able to chip in easily and it is up to them if they want to unlock all the Champions as they continue playing by purchasing the Starter Pack or Champions Pack if they prefer.

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Born in the 90's, Quake franchise has pioneered fast-paced arena shooter genre and has evolved with time to become a true spectacle following its initial announcement in 2016. Aside from featuring known heroes from within the series, popular protagonists and other characters like B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein, Doomguy from Doom and most recently, Quake’s very own Death Knight joined the roster with all having distinctive abilities.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Indie Mega Week on Humble Store

To celebrate indie spirit, Humble Store offers up to 90% off to enjoy great save on popular games in Indie Mega Week.

Indie games are always a breath of fresh air among all those AAA-titles from major developers that mostly keeps up doing the same thing over and over to bore players to death at some point. Keeping that in mind, renowned digital video games storefront Humble Store has just launched "Mega Indie Week" for everyone, which includes a whooping collection of indie games from various genre and a swing of discounted rates to leave you no excuse from getting them into your library.

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Indie Mega Week on Humble Store

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If we have counted correctly, then Humble have just unleashed a diverse pack containing 168 video games, downloadable contents and original game soundtracks in overall. Starting from a minimum of 10% price cut, the price tag drops up to 90% over an assortment of action, adventure, platformer, racing, RPG, simulation, strategy, survival and other variety of indie titles that we can count on for whole day. Although some of these games are still on Early Access, they are worth a try.

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We have already listed a selected few from the games that are offered in "Indie Mega Week" here and feel free to check out the sale if you are interested in these titles.


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While this one is not one of their signature "Humble Bundles", where hand-picked digital ebooks, games software and other stuffs are put up for purchase for pay-what-you-want to raise donations for charity, this bundle offer is still worth a try because of the addition of some recently released titles adorned by players in general like Broforce, Cuphead, Darkest Dungeon, Dead Cells, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Hob, Inside, Moonlighter, Torchlight, Undertale and Wizard of Legend.

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Humble Store Best Bets from Indie Mega Week

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The selected titles from Humble Store's Indie Mega Week are available on Steam and playable over platforms like Linux, Mac and PC. Our suggestion for you is to drop everything else and go start browsing quickly to see if can find something that you like before the offer eventually expires on August 6 at 10 AM PT. Also, you can sign up for "Humble Monthly" subscription service to get curated bundle of digital PC games each month and you can get one months for free by choosing a 12 month plan.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is bringing a new progression and reward system called 'Event Pass' this week.

Developers of PUBG Corp. has been up to a new progression system for their last-man-standing shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and they are about to launch it soon. Starting this Friday, they will release an "Event Pass" that will offer players many unlockable items and it will drop as they introduce the long-awaited Sanhok map on PC. Themed on the upcoming map, the pass is going to last for four weeks and this is the way how they are going to deliver premium content in future.

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PUBG Gets ‘Event Pass’ Progression System

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ third and one of the recently anticipated maps Sanhok features a jungle-like environment and is scheduled to drop on June 22. Designed for close quarter combats by keeping the size to a 4x4 KM size, you can expect much more intensity you ever saw in Erangel or Miramar. This is a nice way to keep things fresh and you probably know that by now if you have been playing it in test servers. Hopefully, more change will come and more loot will be found.

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We offer you to take a quick glance at PUBG's Sanhok map in the teaser trailer below before heading to it.




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This Event Pass presents you many new missions, which are either daily or weekly and some of them are specifically designed to play on Sanhok for you to complete them to increase your level. Leveling up will lead you to unlocking rewards but they are neither tradable nor marketable as PUBG has gotten rid of item trading because of the presence of many third-party marketplace who started abusing this system. Until they could come up with a solution, a temporary restriction is on.

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Lately, players have been unlocking contents through a crate and key system that the developers thought to be a meaningful way. Even though it sort of screws over their consumers in many ways, they somehow believe that finding rare items in this way can be "extremely satisfying" for some reason. They even mentioned that at one point, the devs even considered releasing content as paid DLC but that will simply divide the whole player base into two different groups that has access to the maps or not.

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It will also keep a lot of players from enjoying updated contents and besides, PUBG Corp. has promised at The Game Awards 2017 that they will provide all maps for free. So, an Event Pass is created, which is much like a rewarding method called Battle Pass from their rival multiplayer online battle royale game Fortnite. According to their own statement, Event Pass is introduced as a progression system that they can keep track of. Said to be available from June 22, a price was not mentioned yet.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Sanhok Map

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However, if you choose not to purchase the Event Pass, you can still enjoy those premium contents for a limited time. So, paying for it lets you permanently acquire all the cool stuff and exclusive rewards. If you buy it on a later time, you will still earn all the rewards through tracking your mission progress. Apparently, many players from their community have been requesting them for a progression system that can be tracked and we only wonder why they don't focus on other problems!

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PUBG Corporation also need to keep in mind that despite selling 50 million copies of the game, PUBG has lost almost half of its player base due to developer's lack of effort in fixing the game and focusing on cosmetic item releases. The game's Korea-based publisher Bluehole is currently in a lawsuit battle with Epic Games for copyright infringement, which should also be a matter of concern. The game was released into Steam's Early Access in March 2017 and then released for PC and Xbox One on December 2017.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games for Copyright

Developers of Fortnite have been accused of copying from rival title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

After throwing accusations for copying their game, developer studio PUBG Corporation has finally filed a lawsuit against Epic Games for copyright infringement. PUBG Corp is a subsidiary for Korea-based publisher Bluehole that is responsible for multiplayer online battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. Although PUBG has introduced the concept of last-man-standing shooter in video games, their main competitor Fortnite is currently ruling everywhere!

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PUBG Corp Suing Epic Games for Copyright

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This is not the first time the accuser has claimed for their designs or intellectual property being copied by Epic Games for their Fortnite Battle Royale, which eventually became more popular. Back in January, the company filed an injunction against Epic Games Korea for supposed copyright violation. The accused company has not made any comment on the lawsuit yet and Seoul Central District Court will decide whether or not they have copied aspects from PUBG.

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Both Fortnite and PUBG have millions of players engaged in online multiplayer battles these days. Originally inspired from a Japanese thriller film Battle Royale, PUBG debuted in March 2017 on Steam's Early Access before being fully released on December, 2017 for PC and Xbox One. Then Fortnite's Battle Royale mode was released by Epic Games in September when their "Free The World" PvE mode was constantly failing to get any footing or recognition.

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Fortnite: Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup

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Because of their free-to-play nature, it soon gained huge popularity and a massive fan-following, which their rival game was lacking. They were also making some sweet cash out of micro-transaction for cosmetic items. While Fortnite was breaking into mainstream media with guest appearance from rapper Drake or having a timed crossover event on the release of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was slowly dying for their compatibility problem, lack of optimization and loads of bugs.

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Despite sharing traits like dropping 100 players into a selected map to survive till the last person or a team, Fortnite also pushes you to build fort and craft various items for better defense, which is completely absent in PUBG. Although, they have no problem with Epic Games adapting a Battle Royale mode for their game, PUBG Corp is concerned with Fortnite trying to repeat what they did to deliver similar experience to players and they already pay a huge buck to them as royalties for using Unreal Engine 4.

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PUBG Revolutionized Battle Royale

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Considering those above mentioned points, it really seems very inconsiderate for Epic to using intellectual properties of their client. Since, Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play, PUBG is currently struggling to even retain their spot on the competition. However, people will still abandon the game if they do not prioritize fixing tons of existing problems their community has been complaining about from the very beginning.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Miramar Map Arrives for PUBG on Xbox One

Miramar map finally arrives for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One as part of game’s spring update.

Third-person multiplayer shooter experience with Battle Royale classic PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One is going to intensify a lot as PUBG brings another anticipated map for Microsoft's console. The game itself has been out for six months and the map has been on Xbox One test server for over a month now. We are talking about the second map Miramar of this modern day death match, which has already gone live with their Spring update a we got a clip with highlights.

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Miramar Map Arrives for PUBG on Xbox One

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Witness the vastness of Miramar that challenges the players of battlegrounds to survive the unforgiving desert it is.




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Set in a desert, Miramar offers you a town built in it surrounded by hills and gives you a lot of open spaces to test out your surviving skills against everyone else. Not only has the map allowed you a lot of spaces to hide from people trying to kill you but also gives away cool weapons like R45 revolver, sawed-off shotgun and Win94 lever-action rifle as tool for survival. Also, the 6-seat van and an off-road pickup truck are vehicles designed especially for this unique location.

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New Environments to Explore

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We all know that the development team is always trying to better optimize the game for an improved gameplay experience for all and thanks to Xbox Game Preview experience, you will notice many signs of load times, optimization and stability around. Environmental properties will now load properly when players are dropping on land or building. The issue of entire game crashing has also been worked on and they are still taking feedbacks while constantly working towards it more.

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PUBG Golden Tracksuit Pack
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PUBG Instructor Set Pack

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Don't forget the chance to grab some new cosmetic items that comes along with Spring update. If you have somehow missed the opportunity to grab Instructor Set or Track Suit pack, they are back again. The former comes with camouflage cap, short pants and orange shirt while the latter contains a golden tracksuit top with matching pants. Both packs costing only $4.99 will be available for purchase from in-game Lobby Store for a limited time.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a last-man-standing shooter from PUBG Corporation that came out in Early Access on PC and Xbox One last year. Then Android and iOS version of PUBG also came following soon as well. Those playing the PC version have been enjoying Miramar since December 2017 and Xbox One testing is running from April 2018. A third map, Sanhok, is currently on test servers for PC and will probably release within next few months.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Conan Exiles Out Now

Explore the deep universe of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian as you survive, build and dominate in Conan Exiles.

Based on Robert E. Howard's saga of Conan the Barbarian, taken from his fictional period Hyborian Age, open world survival game Conan Exiles is developed and published by Funcom. Before seeing release on May 8, 2018, the game was in Early Access for last 15 months as a sandbox RPG. Now that the game is finally out, its location has been doubled than it originally was. Some of the main features of the game as character customization, combat and building kingdoms are within the launch trailer.

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Conan Exiles Out Now

Before discussing details of Conan Exiles, let's take a quick glance at what it offers to players in this short clip below.




After being rescued by Conan, your player will begin a journey of survival in the Exiled Lands. Exploring these hostile lands is critical because it constantly throws sandstorms, swamps and volcanoes at you. Then there are a lot of mountains as obstacles but luckily you can scale them all, much like another open world game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild from Nintendo. Aside from saving your own skin, you will go looking for food, fight monsters and build your empire.

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Basics of Survival

The game’s open world offers you to wander around in many different locations, where they can find various armor and weapons to outfit themselves. A dynamic weather system is one of the most fascinating aspects of the game’s ever changing environment. If you do not dress up in accords, you can either get a frostbite or sunstroke. The basics of survival include making a campfire for cooking your meat to avoid food-poisoning and even a system for crafting.

A tactical combat system which is fast and brutal as it allows you to perform deadly combos on your enemies. You can use hammers, daggers or swords to land your blows but also try to emphasize on dodging and blocking incoming attacks to become a master combatant. As soon as you master these above, you will become an engine of destruction. You will level up and your powers will increase as you play through and make progress. While unlocking powerful perks, be thoughtful of what favors you most.

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Building a Kingdom

Massive open world of Conan Exiles is full of dangers and opportunities in every corner as it slowly unfolds. The powerful in-game building system will let you build a simple home for living from a whole city. Throughout the treasure filled dungeons and puzzles, you will eventually have a face-off for boss battle at some point. Defense will also be a vital part of gameplay when monsters and other residents of Exiled lands will come looking for trouble on your doorstep.

Funcom's open world survival title Conan Exiles is already out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can choose to go solo in single-player, work together in co-op or even PvP or PvE servers as you like. Since Marvel Comics has recently acquired rights for and is releasing a new Conan the Barbarian comic-book series that will come out in January 2019, this is a great time for any Conan fan out there.