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Red Orchestra 2 "free to keep forever" on Steam in next 24 hours

Posted: 23.04.2014 by Technet2k

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World War Two shooter Red Orchestra 2 is going to go entirely free later today and will remain so for 24 hours. Should you grab the game during that time then it'll remain yours forever at no charge - for reals.

They'll also be rolling into a "free weekend for Rising Storm" starting Friday, with a discount on offer. Tripwire is hoping to entice us with a free first fix with Red Orchestra 2.

Kraken Games reveal factions and classes for Warside, an online sci-fi shooter

Posted: 16.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Indie developer Kraken Games has their sci-fi multiplayer shooter Warside on Steam Greenlight, which still needs votes, and it's an interesting addition because it's a "visceral multiplayer" with a flexible RPG system.

Also it's sci-fi with a delciously chaotic side-scrolling platform view in 2D. We fight other elite soldiers and even monsters as we compete for resources, with RPG elements for customisation.

DICE "looking into" Battlefield 4 'Death Shield' bug

Posted: 14.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Some detective work has unearthed a Battlefield 4 bug being referred to as 'Death Shield', which is stopping bullets from finishing their journeys. Allegedly this bug has been in for quite some time.

It's linked to the grace period team mates have to revive their fallen comrades where a hit box forms over the fallen soldier to protect them from bullets. Trouble is, it protects others.

Crysis and Crysis 2 multiplayer "will no longer be playable" from May 31st

Posted: 14.04.2014 by Technet2k

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With the GameSpy Technologies shutdown this May 31st there are going to be a lot of games with any multiplayer, unless studios get patching. Crytek has confirmed Crysis 1 & 2 will be losing their online portions.

May 31st will be the "conclusion of online multiplayer support" as the GameSpy service shuts off. Both games' single-player campaigns are "unaffected by this transition,".

Ubisoft launch Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms on PC, new dev diary

Posted: 11.04.2014 by Technet2k

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The free-to-play shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available to play on PC as it releases over Steam. There are three starter and advanced packs being sold at £6.99 and £18.99 respectively.

There's also a squad pack for £29.99. Yep - it's free-to-play alright. It's a third-person, team-based tactical shooter as you'd expect of the Ghost Recon series, with 16-player matches.

Update due today for Titanfall, private matches and Gooser Challenge 'reduced'

Posted: 10.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Respawn Entertainment have announced a new title update for Titanfall will be crashing down on the sci-fi shooter today, and with it comes the ability to host private matches - a feature promised before launch.

The team are also reducing the Gen 5 Gooser Challenge which asks for 50 ejecting pilots to be killed, as they take the requirement down to just 5. More info later today.

Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon creator Red Storm developing The Division's weapons

Posted: 10.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Swedish developer Massive Entertainment is developing Tom Clancy's The Division, but last fall they begun looking for other Ubisoft studios to lend them a hand. They turned to North Carolina-based Red Storm.

That was the original studio that brought us Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon, and even employed Tom Clancy. Red Storm is behind The Division's "authentic arsenal" of weapons.

Switchblade Monkeys to bring "spaghetti western" Secret Ponchos to PC

Posted: 09.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Indie Switchblade Monkeys announced Secret Ponchos back at E3 2013 for PlayStation 4, but now the team reveals a PC version is coming thanks to Steam Early Access. It will be gunslinging on PC this summer.

It's the "perfect program" they said, letting them self-fund the PC version whilst also achieving quality you can only get from an "actual beta community of players."

Square Enix to distribute Enemy Front and Lords of the Fallen in Europe

Posted: 09.04.2014 by Technet2k

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CI Games' modern WW2 first-person shooter and action RPG Lords of the Fallen will be packaged up and shipped out by Square Enix in France, the UK and Ireland.

This is part of an expansion on their partnership in France. Enemy Front is due for release this June while Lords of the Fallen is scheduled later in 2014.

New gameplay trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order

Posted: 08.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Bethesda has released a new gameplay trailer for Wolfenstein: The New Order and it teases the resistance movement fighting against Colonel Deathshead and the Nazi occupied world. There's 'nowhere to run'.

We get over 2 minutes of gameplay teases in this alternate history of the 1960s, where a red card gets you a bullet to the head. There's plenty of advanced weaponry waiting for us.

Indie RTS/FPS hybrid Executive Assault receives new gameplay video

Posted: 08.04.2014 by Technet2k

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An interesting indie project is underway called Executive Assault, which combines first-person shooter with real-time strategy. It has achieved build 0.60 and its creator has released a new gameplay video.

It's far from finished but it's filling out. We plan and build our base, including our production facilities and defences, and then unleash our armies - but we can also play as the units.

N-Fusion release gameplay walkthrough for Space Noir, due on PC this summer

Posted: 07.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Space combat from N-Fusion is in the works as they unveiled Space Noir back in early March, and today the studio has released a gameplay walkthrough from devs Joe Parisi and Carissa Isolano.

They reveal the space game's combat encounters as well as their design concepts for Space Noir. We play bounty hunter Hal Markham, hunting down renegades with our ship's AI - Rhonda.

Gamers find colossal Battlefield 4 Easter Egg in Naval Strike DLC

Posted: 04.04.2014 by Technet2k

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It's not just gunfire, stray rockets and armoured dinghies you need to worry about in Battlefield 4's waters. The Naval Strike DLC includes a hulking Easter Egg in the form of the megalodon shark.

This giant prehistoric shark breaches the water and crashes down upon players in the Naval Strike map of Nansha Strike. It can be triggered by 10 players treading water by a buoy.

DOOM beta only for PC and next-gen, Bethesda "working with" Steam on digital

Posted: 04.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Bethesda has clarified that the DOOM beta access as part of the pre-order promotion for Wolfenstein: The New Order, is only available for PC, Xbox One and PS4. Xbox 360 and PS3 aren't invited to the party.

Should you pre-order Wolfenstein for Xbox 360 or PS3 then you'll still get beta to Xbox One or PS4. Bethesda are also working on beta access for digital pre-orders.

Ubisoft releases dev diaries for Ghost Recon Phantoms, explains its origins

Posted: 04.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Ubisoft has released two episodes in a dev diary series called The Journey for the upcoming Ghost Recon Phantoms. The studio behind it explains how the project started and where they decided to take it.

It went from Future Soldier to Online, and dropped retail for free-to-play. Next week will see the release of Ghost Recon Phantoms as the team focus on the PC version, with Wii U on hold.

PEGI lists 'Metro: Last Light Complete Edition' for PC

Posted: 01.04.2014 by Technet2k

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The European ratings body PEGI has entered 'Metro: Last Light Complete Edition' into their database. It's listed as for PC and even says it releases April 1st.

It would seem the original game and all DLC are being packaged. A 'Metro Redux' re-release has been confirmed bringing the original games to Xbox One and PS4.

Paradox announce 'Godlike Warriors' DLC for War of the Vikings

Posted: 01.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Today is a day for Fools. Paradox Interactive have 'announced' new DLC for War of the Vikings called the Godlike Warriors pack, which imbues players with, well, godlike powers.

Why throw one axe when you can unleash a barrage, and thanks to the new "map-traversal" ability of Godlike Ascension, you'll never miss the action. If only it were true...

Ubisoft: The Division's Snowdrop Engine 'five years in the making'

Posted: 01.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Work on the Snowdrop Engine over at Ubisoft Massive in Sweden began "very early on, like, around five years ago," reveals brand art director Rodrigo Cortes. It was "coupled" with The Division almost immediately.

Massive wanted a AAA game competing with the best but "while having a reasonably-sized studio" work on it, and so Snowdrop was started. It's about 'all the little things' for immersion.

Battlefield 4's Naval Strike "starting to roll out" on PC

Posted: 31.03.2014 by Technet2k

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DICE has announced that the latest DLC for Battlefield 4 is "starting to roll out" for PC gamers, providing their members of the Premium club. It fired up on Xbox One last Thursday following the delay.

Naval Strike features the re-envisioned Titan mode from Battlefield 2142 as Carrier Assault in Battlefield 4. The goal remains the same; destroy the enemy's carrier before they destroy yours.

OlliOlli's Roll7 announce 2¼D cover-shooter 'Not A Hero', uses ISO-Slant

Posted: 28.03.2014 by Technet2k

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2D and 2.5D are great and all but there's a real hunger for 2¼D gaming and OlliOlli creator Roll7 is using the ISO-Slant engine to feed those bellies. Not A Hero is a cover-shooter with "running, gunning and sliding".

It has "absolutely no qualms" in shooting your extremities off the moment you peek out from cover, and it's for PC and next-gen this fall. A playable alpha is on show at Rezzed.
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