Overkill has announced that the Gage Weapon Pack #1 will be coming to Payday 2 today. which will add weapons such as the Eagle Heavy Rifle and the Signature .40 pistol. The DLC also adds new mods, masks (with new patterns and materials) and increases player inventory as well.
Vostok Games has announced that their spiritual sequel to S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Survarium, will be getting a UK release sometime in the second half of 2014.
There's only so far the current cert system in Planetside 2 can carry players before it runs out of unlocks, and so now the Sony Online team is looking into "personal progression systems" for long-term aspirations.
It's a "tough design challenge," says creative director Matt Higby. They can't "gear out" newcomers and so have to look at other customisation options besides just adding more 'gear to the treadmill'.
DICE has announced the next PC update will be arriving tomorrow for Battlefield 4, so it launches alongside the China Rising expansion for all Premium members. Roll out begins 1.00am PST/10.00am UTC.
No new changes have been made to the earlier update notes for PC. It addresses the 'one-hit kill bug' where a single bullet's damage would be "applied multiple times".
Battlefield 4 supports a geo-leaderboard, says CEO Patrick Soderlund of DICE, which tells you the best players in your local area. What if they could pull your local weather too and have it appear in-game?
Soderlund says that's "frankly one dumb idea from me, but it's kind of cool!" The cloud-based world we now inhabit allows for so many more experiments with features.
The metagame of Clan Wars for Call of Duty: Ghosts is explained some more in a recent blog by Infinity Ward who say the system of nodes was designed to "ensure no one Clan can dominate" every node.
The important thing to remember is that wins are counted on a "per-player basis," and aren't dependent on using a Clan vs. Clan playlist. If you're in a Clan then you're already fighting the good fight.
Yet more comedy gold as this time the Xbox One gamer is the pie-in-the-face victim with reports coming in that Battlefield Premium users are missing their Second Assault DLC for Battlefield 4.
The DLC is exclusive to Xbox One for a time and available freely to Premium subscribers, and feature four Battlefield 3 maps remade with the latest Frostbite engine enhancements.
Battlefield 4 developer “Trydling” has announced that a PC patch will be coming for Battlefield 4 on the 2nd December. The patch will fix such issues as the "one hit kill bug" and EMP attack blur effects.
A stellar looking remake of Command & Conquer: Renegade is near full release as the Unreal engine powered Renegade-X has gone through extensive testing to bring back the now classic online shooter.
Pitting GDI and Nod forces against each other, each team has a base to protect and utilise while they try to destroy the enemy. The community remake began in 2007 and releases in 2014.
PhysX in Call of Duty: Ghosts has been beefed up by Nvidia and Infinity Ward as the latest PC patch includes the new next generation fur technology, giving Riley the dog a shiny new coat to dazzle us with.
The fur tech was teased a while back with The Witcher used as an example where earlier versions of wolf fur looked ridiculously N64-era compared to the new simulated fur.
Ubisoft has revealed the new Ghosts Pack arsenal for the free-to-play online shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online in a new developer diary, which includes weapons from "the ruggedly reliable PP19 to the hybrid M1014."
Last July, a 19 year old modder Alexander Velicky produced
a Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim mod called "Falskaar", which took him a year to produce. The mod was a land mass a third the size of the game's main continent and included new quests, NPCs and soundtrack.
Beachhead's metagame of Clan Wars is now in the running for Call of Duty: Ghosts as multiplayer matches become the battleground for clans to bruise each other's egos. Game modes "match up" to Clan War nodes.
In-game bonuses and other unlockables are achieved if a Clan holds these 'nodes' on the Clan Wars map. XP multipliers are the short-term rewards, with long-term in the form of customisation.
When DICE announced a "players appreciation" for Battlefield 4 launch issues last week, which included double XP for a week and a formerly-exclusive pistol scope, most fans were happy, but not all - and one fan's popular letter was mysteriously silenced on the official forum before it returned.
Battlefield 4 has a certain feature that's MIA from its predecessor, namely the option to squad with friends before diving into multiplayer matches through the lobby. DICE has revealed this feature is unlikely to return.
They have a new way of handling this where "a new squad is created when a friend joins your game." This is on by default but can be switched off. The old method wasn't "on par".
Valve had unveiled "Mannhattan" as Part 1 of their Two Cities Update for Team Fortress 2, and now the studio has revealed "Rottenburg", home of the insane German medic.
Battlefield 4 endured a rocky launch when it was released a few weeks ago, and now developer DICE is offering a special promotion as an apology for it, with double XP and a new weapon.
DICE's Patrick Bach confesses that the very thing most people love about Battlefield: Bad Company is also keeping it from being greenlit another instalment. Its more humorous approach holds it back from mass market.
Bach reveals they "got a lot of criticism" for not being serious as humour is "very personal," and the mass market cares not for laughs. Naughty Dog's Uncharted 'found a way'.
Valve has announced that this Steam Weekend's free game will be id Software's ambitious shooter Rage. The game will be free to play on Steam, and 75% off for purchases.
Valve has started its Two Cities Update for Team Fortress 2 by unveiling the first city, "Mannhattan", which is a new level for the Mann vs. Machine siege-defense game mode. The day one update also includes new weapon effects and bonuses.