Showing posts with label Steam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steam. Show all posts

Sunday, December 3, 2017

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Developer Bohemia Interactive's open world survival video game DayZ has been in early access on Steam from 2013 and it has actually helped shape the popular Battle Royale game mode these days. For four years it is on early alpha testing and now, finally the game is leaving Steam Early Access on 2018. That means, DayZ will see a full-game release next year and Bohemia also confirmed that the game will also see its console release on the same year.

Although the developers expected to ship the game back in 2015 but couldn't make it but looks like they mean serious business this time. DayZ's early access period is not only one of the longest in the gaming history but also one of the most exhausting too. However, through a recent Blog Post, they have made known that since 2017 is an impossible target to reach, they will accomplish the goal next year.

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

DayZ was meant to be for PC in the beginning but now we know that Bohemia is thinking of entering the world of consoles too, which by the way is a great initiative for the game. Initially, the game will be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but as the PS4 version still needs work to be done, we still have to wait for some solid dates on that as Bohemia Interactive works on fixing that in the mean time.

Considering another open world survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds heading to Xbox One, this steps are pretty huge for the studio. While the Beta and update 0.63 will turn into version 1.0 or a full game, it surely will not be the final product. Because, they are being realistic here and they simply lack the support they need for it right now.

The fast-paced gameplay and the thrill of survival are the key-elements which got the players hooked to DayZ. This experience comes in effect after hours of playing but on the other hand, modern day phenomenon like Fortnite or PUBG will make your heart racing with that feeling in a much shorter time. Nevertheless, DayZ is a game of its own right and it's nice that Bohemia is finally getting there. Now it sure is the time to get hyped for the community of gamers who are a fan of the game.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dota 2 Dueling Fates 7.07 Update

Back in August, during The International 2017 Dota 2 Competition, Valve made an announcement regarding Dota 2, which was highlighted for them introducing two brand-new heroes. Now, the Dota 2 7.07 Update titled "Dueling Fates" is here and players can download it from Steam, which will take up 1.8 GB of your space. Now, this update also brings some changes to the gameplay and a few other aspects of this free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game as well.

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Dota 2 Dueling Fates 7.07 Update

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The first character among the two is anthropomorphic pangolin goes by the name Donté Panlin, the Pangolier. This dashing fellow from Nivan Gallants has a resembling appearance of a cat that is stylized in the manner of the feline protagonist from Puss in Boots. In the beginning, some even mistakenly considered him as an armadillo too. This guy is always-on defense, ready to take on any monster and woo any creature that he crosses paths with.

Then there goes the innocent-looking fairy-like creature named The Dark Willow Mireska Sunbreeze, who is not as harmless as she seems. She was born to a fae merchant king and is full of fae tricks to charge at her enemies. Since she was raised in Revtel, she adopted the norms of manipulation and murder quite naturally. As it molded her character, she eventually ended up killing her own family and set out to choose her own path in life.

The Tweet from the official Twitter handle of DOTA 2 has twitted about the "Dueling Fates" update that contains all the details.



As per the official patch notes, Dota 2 matchmaking rating system is more accurate now, which ensures a better gaming experience for everyone in the arena. In this revamped MMR system, ranked and unranked players both will now be ranked on a six-month seasonal system. The exciting news is that the first ranked season is starting off within two weeks. There will also be profile medal for players on each season for their max MMR.

Keeping your previous season’s MMR on note, all of your MMR will be re-calibrated at the end of each season. Hero guide system has gone through the update to make more easily accessible for all 115 available heroes. The Turbo Mode will reduce your average re-spawn time, while serving you up more gold and experience. Ability Draft has gotten a new interface and the players are now allowed to change hotkey order of abilities.

There are so many stuffs detailed in the original patch note that is nearly impossible to mount up here. So, you are welcome to check them out by following the link given in the Tweet.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

Following the success with fantasy role-playing game Divinity: Original Sin, Larian Studios knew that they had to come up with a sequel for it and they eventually made it in 2014. However, the game was at Kickstarter and had to wait two more years to see its worldwide release after it surpassed its initial goal four times and over. So, this was a very positive sign for them to jump onto the game with the big boys, right?

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Takes Top Spot on Steam

Unfortunately, the path to their goal wasn't as smooth as they thought as an accidental fire nearby had caused a massive power outage and left them in the dark, which was totally out of the blue. This also affected Larian's home studio along with a quarter of their city at Belgium. Last minute before the launch is always the most critical moments for the game developers because there are always major or minor issues that find a way to the release and needs fixing.

So, they waited patiently until the power came but trouble was not over for them and they even thought that this launch is not going to happen. The team has then moved to another location with power but the Steam uploader was feeling very cooperative and refused to boot. You can see what the studio has gone though during the crisis in the clip below.




After much-less waiting and struggle, the game finally saw the light and is currently doing well. In fact, the game is doing so well that it has already managed to secure its place on the Top Sellers List on Steam ahead of game like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider that has also released recently.

Swen Vincke of Larian Studios have acknowledged that the non-English translations of the game will be slightly delayed for some change in the script but fans from France, Germany and Russia have requested to release it as it is now and the studio obliged. Hopefully by next week, they all will be updated. In an official Tweet, Larian Studios also announced that‏ Modding support is on its way.



Since the game has just dropped, we cannot give you in-depth details on Divinity: Original Sin 2 but we sure can help you take a peek at what's in store for you in this "Feature Trailer" below.




The game will take place right after the story of its predecessor with the character Bishop Alexandar the Innocent. He made slaves of all the sorcerers upon declaring them as criminals. So, a small rebellion of four is formed against him to end his tyranny. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hob Release Date Announced

Developer studio Runic Games has been known for their impressive feats like action RPG titles like Torchlight and Torchlight II. But their last game was released back in 2012 and it's been five years now that they are not in the market. However, there is good news. PlayStation Blog recently revealed that Runic's latest action-adventure game Hob will release later in 2017, after reportedly releasing the first Announcement Trailer two years back in August 2015.

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Hob Release Date Announced

The trailer officially discloses that the game is all set to release on September 26, 2017 on PC and PlayStation 4 platform. More detailed looks at this wondrous world is offered in the clip below.




This project has been under works for two-long years now and that raises a lot of expectations from eager gamers, who loved two of Torchlight's previous installments and can't wait to jump on the new one. If you have taken a good look at the announcement trailer released before and trailer above, you would have clearly noticed that Hob is based on a very different setting than its predecessors. Hob is more like an adventure quest in a world full of puzzles that need solving to get ahead in the game.

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World of Hob

Aside from taking a long period of time to create Hob, Runic Games has created a world that at the first glance will remind you of The Legend of Zelda because of its colorful design of the surroundings, which is a very remarkable blend of nature and mechanical structures, that will either challenge Hob in his journey or help him progress with ease. The surrounding atmosphere around our protagonist is filled with sentient life forms and mysterious puzzles all the way, will surely be a joyride.



If all of these makes you excited for Hob and you want to get your early reserve, then you will be getting a 10% discount on the price of $19.99 on your pre-order. Subscribers of PlayStation Plus gets a 20% off on their pre-order. Hob will also be available on Steam and GOG from now on. You can get even more if you own a PlayStation. Then you will be given access to the "World Shift" theme for your device designed by Truant Pixel.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Is Slammed On Steam

Ever since the remastering project came into play, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered abounds in harsh criticism and negative comments. Majorly, the game is recently been latched with negative reviews on Steam from fans, players and critics.

It seems players and fans were not comfortable and not ready to settle with the fact that the eagerly awaited game would be tied to select purchases of the game, which in this case is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. However, that was never the height of it all. Even though the game was sufficiently annoying, it became truly unbearable to players when the game came on sale as a stand-alone title which was never part of the deal when the game’s release was originally announced.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Is Slammed On Steam

The thing is that Activision would never miss a chance to earn a few bucks off their old games and it seems that a whopping $40 asking price for a year-old remastered game that promised to be more updated and enhanced graphics, along with DLC offerings was nothing but a poor rip-off. Definitely, players and fans have got every single reason to be angry. This is one of the main reasons why Steam reviews are totally decimating Modern Warfare Remastered.

Although we can consider the aforementioned reasons enough to cause a buss but how about the overall game performance? The performance issues in the game also contributed as one of the driving factors in the negative reviews.

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Call of Duty – Modern Warfare Remastered Negative Reviews

Again, the game is having complaints for poor server optimization, shitty updates and quite, hackers in multiplayer and a number of other annoying additions that really pissed off the gamers. Moreover, none of these issues are not seem to be fixed by Activision any time soon. Many believe that CoD: Modern Warfare Remastered is nothing but waste of money as it is compared to rubbish.

Just two days after being on the stand-alone market, the game was fortunate enough to crawl up about 370 positive reviews. The game has just 35 percent of the reviews to be positive rating and that’s clear enough for everyone to see how terrible it was. However, right now, I would like to say that, no one knows tomorrow. This suggests that while the game is being walloped with plethora of negative reviews, the reviewers might still change their tone later but that won’t happen until some steps are taken about the issues of the game.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dishonored 2 Free Demo

Back in the day, we could get a demo version of almost every game before the hit the stores and the discs used to come with a magazine. We don't get a lot of game demos these days, yet sometimes we get lucky. For instance, a couple of days back Bethesda Softworks and Arkane Studio promised us for a "Free Trial" of Dishonored 2; the long anticipated sequel to their 2012's hit stealth action-adventure game Dishonored. In accords to their announcement, here it is.

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Dishonored 2 Free Demo

Here goes a brief glimpse of what the "Free Trial" of Dishonored 2 has in stores for us. So, go ahead and take a quick look at it.




What the demo offers you is to play as supernatural assassin in steampunk and you can chose to play as either Corvo Attano or Emily Kaldwin to declare war against the wicked witch Delilah. The "Free Trial" lets you play and enjoy the first three missions of the game and the best part is, if you decide to upgrade to the full game, they allow you to carry on all your saves and progresses.

Also, there is no time limitations on the demo. So you can play those first three missions as many times as you please. Available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms, you will be able to download the free trial from PSN Store, Xbox Marketplace and Steam. That means, now you can pre-experience a good chunk of the game without spending a single penny before you finally decide to buy the whole game. Sounds pretty good to me!