Last week we had the Conan Exiles trailer spreading waves in the social media. Lots of speculations were made on the pivot roles to be played and the game’s storyline. Yesterday the dev team of Funcom took it to their official blog to shed some light on a few things about the game. They specifically quoted the following.
As we all play together through early access we will continuously be updating and improving Conan Exiles as well as fixing bugs and issues. We will listen very closely to feedback from you in the community and we will be introducing new features and content as they are ready.
This sounds pretty exciting, as it only shows that the game will be evolving until its final launch. So, here are a few features the dev team mentioned.
You all know what this weapon is for. Hence, am not going to talk about that. However, there is an important point to be noticed here. Using Trebuchts could only mean that there are many kingdoms and strongholds in place. It shows that the game is based on large scale battles and not an individual battle.
Get your battle strategies ready people!
You can be your own fashion designer. This feature lets you dye your clothes and armor. You will be able to gather color pigments from many resources and craft them into dyes. Each piece of cloth or armor is able to hold several different colors, so you can choose to color the individual parts of each piece differently.
This becomes handy when it comes to battle where you can identify your own men with the dye color and don’t go around killing your own men.
You can capture thralls like blacksmiths and carpenters and use them to craft your necessary items. The dev team said they are bringing animations to these thralls to make the game more realistic. This will allow you to see them performing the craft before your very eyes. For example, hammering out iron, stirring pots or sawing wood.
In addition to these important features, here is a list of…
Ongoing fixes and improvements:
- Adding new features and content
- Improving the artificial intelligence for creatures and NPCs
- Fixing general bugs and glitches
- Adjusting floating assets, such as resources or foliage
- Balancing the crafting and progression system
- Introducing more types of thralls
- Introducing more types of craftable items
- Introducing more types of creatures
- Introducing more lore and story elements
- Introducing more placeables such as traps
How excited are you gamers for Conan Exiles?
With two major games scheduled for release on February 14 and March 7, Nvidia has come up with a plan to give them away for free.
Nvidia is going to partner with Ubisoft to give away copies of Ghost Recon:Wildlands and For Honor for Nvidia purchases. If you buy a GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, or an Nvidia-branded PC or Laptop, you can choose between the codes for For Honor or the codes for Ghost Recon.
To make the purchases simple, the users can redeem the codes directly by going to the Nvidia’s driver management and settings application, GeForce Experience. This means, you don’t need to sign up on any webpage but directly enter the code within the GeForce experience itself.
Guess what, the give away starts from today. Go get it!
If you have watched Assassin’s Creed movie, you would have been pissed off on how mediocre it turned out to be. When you are an Assassin’s Creed fan especially, the frustration and disapppointment will be more. It was a box office flop and didn’t rake any profits.
With the movie adaptation of Splinter Cell on the move, it has triggered a cloud of doubts on how well will it do at the box office. Producer Basil Iwanyk assured that the Splinter Cell adaptation will do much better than the Assassin’s Creed movie.
Assassin’s Creed had a very specific world to it and a very specific storyline, character, all that stuff” but as “Splinter Cell really is a first-person shooter game” and it doesn’t have a “very specific backstory,
He further added that, the movie will look “badass” and will turn out to be a hardcore “Tom Hardy action movie”. Yes, Tom Hardy will be the star of this movie. Basil further quoted that, Hardy is a gamer and very badly wanted to play the role in the movie adaptation.
I personally feel, Splinter Cell will do good at the box office than Assassin’s creed owing to the script, and Tom Hardy’s performance.
What are your thoughts?
With thousands of players battling out against each other under the banner of their favourite faction, the game’s popularity and excitement levels are sky-rocketing. At the ‘war of the factions’, the Vikings stood victorious against the knights and Samurais with more captured territories. This was the event that took place after the closed beta content.
Now, Twitch has spilled the beans on an yet unannounced open beta. This is what it said.
I’m still not sure how Twitch got the details from Ubisoft. With their undergoing partnership, Ubisoft might have told some details to Twitch and the latter already gave the info away.
However, you can see from the image above that the Open Beta will take place from Feb 9th to Feb 12th. The excitment just got real with this revealing, as this time more players will try to conquer territories with their favourite factions.
A couple of months ago, Bethesda made a statement that Fallout4 will be getting Playstation 4 Pro support. Yesterday they confirmed that statement with two major announcements about the upcoming update 1.9 for the game.
Fallout 4 goes pro for PS4
The update 1.9 is going to add support for the power of the PlayStation 4 Pro console. The update will provide enhanced lighting and graphic features, including:
- Native 1440p resolution
- Enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs
- Enhanced Godray effects
And when we thought that was it about the update, they made another announcement regarding the same.
Official High Resolution Texture Pack for PC
The update will also bring High resolution texture pack to the game for players using Steam. They made it clear, it is coming as a free gift for the fans as a show of love for their support. However, they also mentioned that players should sideline 58GB of space for the pack to work, including the recommended PC specs below.
Recommended PC Specs
Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
Intel Core i7-5820K or better
GTX 1080 8GB
Looks like GTX 1080 is a mandatory concept here for the texture pack to run smooth. I guess you need to play for the 1080, instead of paying for the pack.
Get ready to sell your kidneys!
Guerrilla games recently announced that their PS4 exclusive title, Horizon:Zero dawn will not have any microtransactions. This bode a good news for the fans, and more good news came with a new revelation made by Gueriila games.
They took it to their official twitter account to announce that the game will have the photo mode. This will let players take all kinds of shots and stills from different angles. They even took time to collage these shots in the photo mode and added it to their tweet along with the announcement.
We are devoid of any info on the details and features of the photo mode. If it is going to be anything like Uncharted 4’s photo mode, then there would be options to adjust filters and lighting.
Bethesda has confirmed that they will make a major announced about Elder Scrolls online on January 31. Tomorrow, Bethesda will host a live stream event at 2PM ET, and the announcement will be made during that event.
We’re revealing something big tomorrow that you won’t want to miss.
We’ll be unveiling a bunch of new, exciting information
These were the statements made by Bethesda.Sounds dramatical to me. Looks like something big awaits us on the other side.
This comes in as a good news for torrents users and a bad news for the game’s producers. These days, all the games releasing for PC come with Denuvo protection. Denuvo, the anti-tampering software was touted to end gaming piracy. But even it has been cracked open at an alarmingly fast rate.
The software has been tampered with and the game has been cracked within a week. This has posed a lot of questions in the gaming industy on how this was possible in a short amount of time. Resident Evil 7 was cracked in just 5 days from its release. As of now, Denuvo solutions, haven’t responded to this issue yet.
This problem has to be addressed from a different perspective. Many PC gamers search up the torrents instead of buying the games for a very special reason. Denuvo has already been accused of causing problem on the host computers. For this reason, Crytek, Playdead and Bethesda have removed Denuvo from their products. If capcom follows them and removes Denuvo from Resident Evil 7, they might see some increase in their sales.
The ultimate consequence of this crack, is that gamers who are broke or not willing to pay for the game, have good times ahead with the game being available for download in the torrents.
Will Denuvo find a way to fight back at the pirates? We must wait and see.
Game of Thrones’ 7th season is on its way and the fans can’t resist talking about it. Going a step ahead, the seven kingdoms dev team made mods out of the game ‘Total War’ and recreated the Battle of Bastards.
Titled as “Total War: Attila”, you can now virtually explore Westeros. The dev team also added Free Folk, the Night’s Watch, House Hornwood, and 15 new characters to the game. This video will show you the entire trailer of the mods.
Here’s the full list of 15 generals that the mod’s Beyond the Wall update introduces:
- Ned Stark
- Rickard Karstark
- Euron Greyjoy
- Greatjon Umber
- Kevan Lannister
- Loras Tyrell
- Roose Bolton
- Theon Greyjoy
- Davos Seaworth
- Larence Snow
- Styr Magnar of Thenn
- Mance Rayder
- Tormund Giantsbane
- Alliser Thorne
- Jeor Mormont
How cool is that? If you had played Total War and especially one of its versions called ‘Rome: Total War’ , you would know what a large scale battle looks virtually looks like and how hard it is to take control your army as a general.
More info on the mod’s download and installation can be found here.
With that being said, am off to play Rome:Total War.
This week, Microsoft made cross-play multiplayer support available for Gears of War 4. This allowed Xbox players to play against PC gamers.
Phil Spencer went on to confirm that, there will be more games added to the list of cross-play games. He was quoted saying, “I hope so. That’s our goal” to fan when asked if more games would support cross-play. However, he also mentioned that Halo-2 will not join the party due to engine compatibility problems.
Another fan took it out on twitter to ask about Spencer about the Project Scorpio’s preorder. This was his response…
He just told the person to wait until they launch the games on Scorpio. Now, this could mean many things. Either, Microsoft wants to check and address early issues with Scorpio or they might want to boost their initial sales by letting the people see the glorious features of it.
Xbox players are excited for this project, due to its cross-play and many hardware specific features.