An FPS Server guide for developers It's not rocket science and to be honest, most if not all of these features have been around for some time. However we keep seeing new games released, with a lot of these basic features missing. Click here to view the list of features we've been asking for since 2001
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Tripwire Interactive and the Rising Storm Team are delighted to announce the start of the pre-purchase period for Rising Storm, the next game in the award-winning Red Orchestra franchise.
Rising Storm focuses on the island-hopping campaigns in the Pacific Theater of World War 2 and the brutal and intense combat between the US Army and Marine Corps forces and the Imperial Japanese Army.
Naturally, there are benefits to pre-purchasing the game - a 15% discount and immediate access to the Rising Storm Beta! Head for the STEAM STORE PAGE!
•"Precision, authenticity and thick danger... making it so absurdly fun" - PC Gamer, May 2013
•"a tactical, intense, harrowing multiplayer experience like none other." - OXCGN, May 2013
•"very accessible realism" - Gamespot, April 2013
Rising Storm is the option for those who want to purchase Rising Storm (and RS alone)
Rising Storm Digital Deluxe is for those who want to purchase Rising Storm with the DD additions
Digital Deluxe Upgrade is for those who ALREADY OWN RISING STORM and would like to add the DD additions
“There will be exciting new developments for the Battlefield brand as fiscal ’13 progresses,” said Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director John Riccitiello during an EA Q4 FY13 earnings call earlier today.
Looking back, he states, “we did what we said we’d do with Battlefield. Battlefield 3 took very significant share from the leading competitor, on its way to being one of the biggest selling titles in EA history.”
Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer, added, “our Battlefield brand has been pushing the edge of online combat for 10 years, and along the way assembling a huge community with tremendous expectations. As we predicted, Battlefield 3 took market share last year, and more importantly, millions of players are still online, deeply engaged in this game.”
Recent reports indicate that Battlefield 3 Premium has earned over 3.5 million subscriptions to date, earning $120 million in revenue through the March quarter.
Looking forward, EA hopes to repeat their success and accomplish even more with Battlefield 4, releasing this fall, going head-to-head with Activision’s recently announced Call of Duty: Ghosts.
Detailed in a recent agreement with Disney, EA also hopes to produce strong results with games based in the Star Wars universe with developers like DICE (Battlefield) and Visceral Games (Dead Space).
Looks like Blues News is reporting on the reboot of Wolfenstein, called The New Order
The New Order is set in 1960 after the Nazis won World War II. Gamers play as the familiar American war hero B.J. Blazkowicz and are tasked with launching an "impossible counter-offensive" against the Nazi powers that have taken over the world.
Set in Europe, The New Order will have players infiltrating Nazi strongholds and battling legions of enemies, while taking control of "super weapons" that the Nazis have used to dominate earth--"and beyond," Bethesda teased.
Gearburn is reporting that the original Portal is now available to Linux users of steam (if you own the windows version then you get the Linux version for free)
Valve’s popular first person puzzle games Portal are now available on Linux via Steam. Since the official release of Steam on Linux in February, statistics have shown a decline in its users. Meaning that the release of Portal natively doesn’t come as a complete surprise, the platform needs a hit. Other games like Left 4 Dead 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are also on its way to Steam Linux.
Google has its hands in every other aspect of the tech industry, so why not gaming, too? It appears as though the company is eyeing a run at the gaming market by hiring Noah Falstein as its "Chief Game Designer". Falstein's LinkedIn profile has been updated to reflect his new title, which is the latest in a long career. He started out in 1980 and put in time at (the recently-defunct) Lucasfilm Games as well as 3DO and Dreamworks Interactive.