A sigh went through the gaming world when EA announced The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-Earth last month, mainly because it was a mobile game. But more come from Tolkien's world, and whether it's good or bad that it's survival games we leave unsaid.
The game is called The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria , and just as the name suggests, it revolves around a return to the dwarf kingdom of Moria, or Khazad-dûm if you want to be extra intrusive in your nerdiness. Once there, it will be dug, collected, mead drunk and built.
During the course of the action, we will discover ancient landmarks, find veins of mithril and put our hands on one or another weapon - possibly one that glows blue when orcs are close. Dangers lurk in the dark, of course, and if you let too much (so if you are a little Tookig ) they can be awakened. Fortunately, you can not only play alone, but with up to seven other players if you want.
The development is provided by Free Range Games, which has helped to develop games such as Oddworld: Soulstorm and the upcoming The Callisto Procotol , and has developed Spelldrifter . The game is expected to be released in the spring of 2023 for PC.
We here at Throneofgeeks love Arma and we play it a lot with some great people. Today, Arma 4 was confirmed but with no release date as they are still working on the game. But, another good news was that there is now a working Arma game that uses Bohemia Interactives new Enfusion game engine that Arma 4 will be built upon.
We didn't get a lot of information about Arma 4, so our guess is that it is still in early development and will not release for another year or two.
Enter Arma Reforger
Powered by the new Enfusion engine, Arma Reforger lets you fight for supremacy over 51 km2 of incredible island terrain in an authentic Cold War setting, or create unique scenarios in real-time with the Game Master curation mode. Return to Everon, the war-driven microstate from the hit game that started it all, Arma: Cold War Assault.
Arma Reforger is the first step towards Arma 4 and a versatile, creative, fully-moddable platform for the future, offering a glimpse of things to come.
You can get Arma Reforger now on Steam and support the developers.
Nine years after Arma 3, it's about time.
Tonight, may 17, Bohemia Interactive will present the future of Arma, the mil sim whose third part will soon turn nine years old. So maybe it's finally time for Arma 4..?
As you can see, the event starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, and it takes place in twitch.tv/armaplatform.
Late last year, Bohemia showed a new game engine called Enfusion. It was stated to be more flexible and easier to work in than the older Arma game. The new engine was unveiled without them saying what game it was intended for. Most likely, we will know tonight.
Leaks for the upcoming killer, survivor and their perks have been posted online. Take note that none of these are confirmed and we do no know for sure whether it is real or not. What are your thoughts?
Star Wars interest, like everything else, goes in cycles. We see periods of extreme drought, followed by bombardment, and in between perhaps some sort of semi-squal. Movies as well as TV series and games, all seem to live in some sort of constant treadmill.
Disney seems determined to hit the nostalgia nerve of every single person with the announcement of Dreamlight Valley. Classic character after classic character is glimpsed in the trailer for this "life simulator" and adventure game, which will be free-to-play and released for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Game Pass and iOS.
In February, it had fewer than 2,000 concurrent players on Steam. For the first time, it has been under 1,000 players.
Dice has promised massive changes and has learned "valuable lessons," but the numbers still keep falling. According to Steamchart's statistics, the game has reached a new low record today: 979 simultaneous players. Steamdb's lowest listing is 1,021, but no matter which number is correct, it's low.
Battlefield V had an average of 11,585 simultaneous Steam players during the corresponding time period. The battlefield 2042 average over the last 30 days is 1,963 players.
More than 230,000 people have signed a petition calling for unconditional repayment.
Oscar-winning American actor William Hurt has passed away, says his son Will. Hurt turned 71 years old and would have turned 72 next week.
"It is with great sadness that the Hurt family mourns William Hurt, a beloved father and Oscar-winning actor, who passed away on March 13, 2022."
According to the son, the actor died of natural causes, and fell asleep peacefully surrounded by the family.
William Hurt was born on March 20, 1950 in Washington DC. He made his white screen debut in 1980 in the science fiction thriller "The Experiment", for which he was also nominated for a Golden Globe.
Hurt won an Oscar for best male lead in the film "Spider Woman's Kiss" in 1985. He was also nominated in the same category for the roles in "Beyond All Words" in 1986 and "Broadcast News - News Fever" in 1987.
Soo... A new bug have arise in Dead by Daylight where you can get permanent wallhacks in a match if using the perk Blood Pact and you are injured, Object of Obsession will trigger and stay on for the entire match.
This was brought to devs attention in the DbD forums. But, instead of acknowledging it and saying thanks for bringing this to our attention, they just straight up deleted the posts from the forum and the bug is still present.
From what I understand from the YouTuber and Twitch streamer Dowsey, BHVR have a kill switch where they can turn off any perk and such within a few seconds. This bug have been present for more than 24 hours. And we're not talking about a small bug here, we're talking about a wallhack that literally let you see the killer across the entire map, for the entire match.
Guess you have to be a really killer hockey player to win games with that...
Dowsey also made a video about it to put more pressure on the devs, watch it in the spoiler below. What are your thoughts on BHVS's behavior lately?
It finally happened, it's finally here. Blizzard and the Overwatch team just announced Overwatch 2 beta, and it's arriving at late April.
They also announced that they will devide the PvP and PvE content in order to provide faster updates and content for the both. But wait, that's not all. During the announcement Aron Keller took the time and applogized for the current way the team have handled Overwatch content (or the lack off) and promised to be better. Video in the comments.
This is huge news for the entire Overwatch community, and a well deserved one!
Beta sign ups can be done here.
As more of daily life takes place across internet connections, privacy and security issues become even more important. A VPN — Virtual Private Network — can help anyone create a secure, private connection to the internet. It works by creating a secure “tunnel” between your device and the internet at large, and it protects you in two important ways...
"Bundle for Ukraine" gives you more than 1000 games, books, role-playing games and more - for 10 dollars!"Bundle for Ukraine" gives you more than 1000 games, books, role-playing games and more - for a paltry 10 dollars!
700 game creators, writers and other creators have joined forces to create a bundle, for the benefit of the civilian population of Ukraine. Via Itch.io you can buy more than 1000 games (around 600), books, role-playing games and more - for a 10 dollars! You are of course encouraged to pay more, but that is the minimum fee.
The package includes well-known products such as Kingdom Two Crowns, Backbone, Cloud Gardens and Superhot. The proceeds are divided into two, between the International Medical Corps and the Ukrainian Voices of Children, an organization aimed at children.
"International Medical Corps provides medical assistance in the region. They have very low fundraising overhead (1% of income), with 89% of donations going to medical aid and 10% to administration.
Voices of Children, a Ukrainian organization that helps children cope with the horrors of war, PTSD, readjusting to school, and getting back to being kids. They have also been doing a lot of grassroots impromptu work during the war, such as helping set up shelters. Our hope is that this war will be over soon, and they can begin the work of healing these kids' hearts."
Microsoft will stop selling both services and products - including Xbox Series consoles - in Russia. Microsoft CEO Brad Smith confirms this in a new statement (via VGC).
Smith condemns Russia's invasion and expresses terror, anger and sadness.
As of today, sales for the tech giant in Russia will cease. It remains to be seen how long. At the same time as the decision has been made, actions is also being taken to follow the sanctions at, among others, the EU.
Microsoft and Smith do not rule out that more information is to be expected in the future. He thinks they...
The invasion of Ukraine characterizes the gaming world in different ways, in the small and the big.
On his own blog, Dice writes today that they will make massive changes to Battlefield 2042 in the coming time. The first part of the remake is about the general map design in the game.
The developer points out five different areas as critical:
1. Travel time - Many players are annoyed at how long it takes to move across the big maps, made for up to 128 players. According to Dice, players mocked the title and called it a "walking simulator".
2. Intensity - Due to the lack of smaller zones where the fighters can converge, the matches can feel chaotic and confusing. Dice specifically points out the Breakthrough mode.
3. Line of sight - Too open and too flat - Sniping and attacks from long distances have made life miserable for the poor infantryman. This should therefore be reviewed.
4. Unclear paths to the targets - Without clear paths towards a target, the firing, according to Dice, comes from many different angles, which in turn makes the battles too chaotic.
5. Protection - Dice has taken on board the critique who claim that it is far and too difficult to find protection on the maps:
You can read more here. The post is rather long.