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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Coming early October to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC, the Star Wars Battlefront Beta* is a technical test and will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars™ universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces.
BETA PARTICIPATION REQUIRES AN INTERNET CONNECTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE BETA AGREEMENT. GAMEPLAY PROGRESS, ACHIEVEMENTS, CHARACTERS, CHARACTER DATA AND/OR ANY OTHER VALUE OR STATUS INDICATORS ACHIEVED THROUGH GAMEPLAY IN THE BETA WILL NOT TRANSFER TO STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT MAIN GAME OR STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT COMPANION. BETA IS PRE-RELEASE SOFTWARE, MAY CONTAIN ERRORS/DEFECTS AND IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Battlefield 4™ Night Operations includes the new map Zavod: Graveyard Shift, a night version of Zavod 311. When the map is shrouded in darkness the gameplay shifts and provides a tactical advantage to the players that utilize scopes for night vision and thermal imaging or use gadgets that reveal the enemy position when the visibility is impaired.
Release is schedule for this September, more info can be found here
Microsoft's new operating system, Windows 10, released on July 29 has already reached 14 million downloads in the first 24 hours. If your computer is using an older version of Windows you can still upgrade, but unfortunately the update will not be free and a fee will be charged. Windows 10 also generates a unique ID for each user of the device that is used for advertising purposes. Windows 10 will sync settings and data by default with its servers.
Microsoft's new Services Terms that went in effect on the 1st of August state the technology giant can prevent you from playing counterfeit games or use unauthorized hardware
"Microsoft's new Services Terms that went in effect on the 1st of August state the technology giant can prevent you from playing counterfeit games or use unauthorized hardware. The terms are valid for everyone using Microsoft services such as Office 365, Outlook.com, Xbox Live, Skype, OneDrive, Bing and MSN. Also software using a Microsoft account is covered by the terms meaning the terms also affect most Windows 10 users. Although Microsoft's latest OS can be used without a Microsoft account the majority of users will nevertheless use it with an account from the Redmond company.
The terms now explicitly state Microsoft can release updates that could have some serious consequences. In the terms the company states it might, 'download software updates or configuration changes, including those that prevent you from accessing the Services, playing counterfeit games, or using unauthorized hardware peripheral devices.'"
Published on 6 Aug 2015
Gaming just got even better with Windows 10. Not only do your existing PC games work great, Windows 10 games will be able to take advantage of the breathtaking graphic fidelity of DirectX 12 and gamers will be able to play great games optimized specifically for Windows 10, including Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, Killer Instinct, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gigantic, Fable Legends and Gears of War.
After making half-hearted attempts at releasing new games for the PC in the last few years, Microsoft seems to be much more serious about the platform as a avenue for gaming, thanks to Windows 10. The company announced a bunch of games they are either publishing or developing themselves for their PC OS at Gamescom 2015 this week, and many of them are shown in a newly posted video.
All of the games are also being released on the Xbox One, and many of them will support cross-play with their Windows 10 counterparts, such as Fable Legends and Killer Instinct. Other games that are being released on Windows 10 in the coming months include Gears of War Ultimate Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Cuphead, Sea of Thieves, Cobalt, Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition, and many more. Perhaps the biggest Windows 10 game announcement this week was Halo Wars 2, which will be out in the fall of 2016 for the Xbox One as well.