PC Games – FOR GAMES https://www.ta3allm.com Thu, 13 May 2021 19:50:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://i1.wp.com/www.ta3allm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-folder-blue-games-icon.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 PC Games – FOR GAMES https://www.ta3allm.com 32 32 188721749 Six blurry seconds of Elden Ring leak online https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/six-blurry-seconds-of-elden-ring-leak-online https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/six-blurry-seconds-of-elden-ring-leak-online#respond Thu, 13 May 2021 19:50:30 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/six-blurry-seconds-of-elden-ring-leak-online Six blurry seconds of Elden Ring leak online

Six blurry seconds of Elden Ring have leaked on the internet. VGC reports the short clip emerged from 4Chan, before ending up all over social media. Watch on YouTube The clip, which ResetEra is currently hosting, features the same Bandai Namco internal watermark seen in the footage that leaked in March. It doesn’t tell us […]

The post Six blurry seconds of Elden Ring leak online appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
Six blurry seconds of Elden Ring leak online

Six blurry seconds of Elden Ring have leaked on the internet.

VGC reports the short clip emerged from 4Chan, before ending up all over social media.

The clip, which ResetEra is currently hosting, features the same Bandai Namco internal watermark seen in the footage that leaked in March.

It doesn’t tell us much at all, but it’s further evidence of the dark fantasy RPG’s existence after a long period of silence.

Elden Ring is one of the most anticipated games in the world. It’s from Dark Souls developer From Software, in collaboration with Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin.

Elden Ring was announced at E3 in June 2019. The hope is Bandai Namco will show off gameplay two years later, at E3 this June.

In March, Bandai Namco was found to have trademarked “Bandai Namco Next”, which may be its name for a Nintendo Direct-style online briefing during which it will detail upcoming projects.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post Six blurry seconds of Elden Ring leak online appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/six-blurry-seconds-of-elden-ring-leak-online/feed 0 3234
Saints Row The Third Remastered hits Steam late May https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/saints-row-the-third-remastered-hits-steam-late-may https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/saints-row-the-third-remastered-hits-steam-late-may#respond Thu, 13 May 2021 13:49:59 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/saints-row-the-third-remastered-hits-steam-late-may Saints Row The Third Remastered hits Steam late May

Saints Row The Third Remastered hits Steam on 22nd May. Confirmation comes from the official Saints Row Twitter account. Yes May 22 — Saints Row (@SaintsRow) April 28, 2021 This content is hosted on an external platform, which will only display it if you accept targeting cookies. Please enable cookies to view. Manage cookie settings […]

The post Saints Row The Third Remastered hits Steam late May appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
Saints Row The Third Remastered hits Steam late May

Saints Row The Third Remastered hits Steam on 22nd May.

Confirmation comes from the official Saints Row Twitter account.

This content is hosted on an external platform, which will only display it if you accept targeting cookies. Please enable cookies to view.

The Saints Row The Third remaster came out in May 2020 on console and PC via the Epic Games Store. Now Epic’s standard one year of PC exclusivity is up, Volition’s game can hit Steam.

Digital Foundry called Saints Row The Third Remastered “exceptional” as part of its analysis. The video, below, sees Digital Foundry do its thing with the game.

Everything you need to know about the Saints Row The Third remaster in video form. All consoles covered!

“You’ve got to give credit where it’s due – against all expectations, the new remaster of Saints Row The Third isn’t just good, it’s very special indeed,” Digtial Foundry’s John Linneman said.

Saints Row: The Third first launched in November 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It later came to Nintendo Switch in May 2019, before hitting PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 22nd May 2020 in remastered form.

The next instalment of Saints Row “deep in development”, according to THQ Nordic, but it has yet to reveal the game. Perhaps we’ll see it at this year’s E3.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post Saints Row The Third Remastered hits Steam late May appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/saints-row-the-third-remastered-hits-steam-late-may/feed 0 3231
EA is selling FIFA 21 cosmetics outside loot boxes for the first time https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/ea-is-selling-fifa-21-cosmetics-outside-loot-boxes-for-the-first-time https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/ea-is-selling-fifa-21-cosmetics-outside-loot-boxes-for-the-first-time#respond Thu, 13 May 2021 07:49:22 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/ea-is-selling-fifa-21-cosmetics-outside-loot-boxes-for-the-first-time EA is selling FIFA 21 cosmetics outside loot boxes for the first time

EA is selling FIFA 21 cosmetics outside loot boxes for the first time. The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team store was updated today, 1st May, to include a new Stadium tab. You can buy a tifo, a stadium theme, and a new home and away kit individually, or all available items in a bundle. Eurogamer news […]

The post EA is selling FIFA 21 cosmetics outside loot boxes for the first time appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
EA is selling FIFA 21 cosmetics outside loot boxes for the first time

EA is selling FIFA 21 cosmetics outside loot boxes for the first time.

The FIFA 21 Ultimate Team store was updated today, 1st May, to include a new Stadium tab. You can buy a tifo, a stadium theme, and a new home and away kit individually, or all available items in a bundle.

Eurogamer news cast: are ‘metaverse economies’ the future of video games?

These cosmetics are available direct purchase, which is the first time EA has done this. Previously, cosmetics could only be earned through objectives or via Ultimate Team’s controversial loot boxes.

However, there are a number of issues here. The first is the cost. A tifo can be bought for 150 FIFA Points (around £1.20), a stadium theme can be bought for 200 FIFA Points (around £1.75), and the kits cost 300 FIFA Points (around £2.50). The bundle, which includes everything, costs 700 FIFA Points (just shy of £6).

Alternatively, you can buy these items with FUT Coins (the in-game currency you earn through playing), but again, the items seem overpriced. A single tifo costs 11,500 FUT Coins. That’s a lot when you consider a premium gold pack loot box, which costs 150 FIFA Points – the same as the single tifo if you were to buy it with real-world money – alternatively costs 7500 FUT Coins.

2

The stadium theme costs 15,000 FUT Coins, and one of the kits costs 25,000 FUT Coins. The bundle costs an eye-watering 60,000 FUT Coins, which is more than a prime gold players pack (45,000 FUT Coins or 600 FIFA Points). Remember, the bundle only includes four cosmetics: the tifo, stadium theme and home and away kits – and they’re pretty underwhelming cosmetics, too.

3

These stadium items are tradeable on the transfer market, so I had a look to see how much they were going for. Hilariously, players are already selling these items for fewer FUT Coins than EA is. I’ve seen the stadium theme with a buy now price of 7600 FUT Coins:

4

And people are selling the tifo for just 5600 FUT Coins – less than half EA’s price:

5

Players are also selling the kits for several thousand fewer FUT Coins on the transfer market:

6

Of note: you can only get one of each stadium item pack or bundle from the FUT Store. Once you get that pack or bundle, it will no longer appear in the store for you.

Also of note: you would end up with a duplicate item if you bought an individual stadium item pack and later got the bundle. You would also end up with a duplicate if you bought one of the cosmetics from the transfer market and then bought the same cosmetic from the store, although I’m not sure why anyone would do that.

It’s an interesting development for FIFA and EA, and comes at a time when the football franchise is under increasing pressure from governments and charities over its loot boxes, which have been called exploitative and akin to gambling.

This week, EA denied it was “pushing” FIFA players to spend money on loot boxes after a “gaming insider” leaked marketing documents to a mainstream publication. However, a Eurogamer analysis of EA’s statement showed a number of issues with the company’s claims.

In a post on its website, EA said these stadium packs and bundles are only available during a limited window of time (this current offer only lasts for two days), but may be added to the FUT Store “at various points in time”, which suggests to me more cosmetics will be sold in the future.

Perhaps this new ability to buy cosmetics suggests EA is finally willing to tweak FIFA’s business model. I’ve long called for EA to stop selling loot boxes for real-world money and switch to a battle pass system for Ultimate Team. As I wrote in our FIFA 21 review:

“Did EA not get the battle pass memo or something? Did Fortnite pass the studio by? FIFA 21 has season progress, which looks like it wants to be a battle pass, but it feels like EA pulled out of the tackle because it was frightened of getting injured. Get rid of pay-to-win loot boxes and sell a premium battle pass. Sell meaningless items. Sell celebrations. Sell kits. Sell player haircuts, for all I care. EA Sports’ famous tagline is ‘it’s in the game’. Well, it’s time to take pay-to-win out – and put a proper battle pass in.”

All eyes now turn to FIFA 22. Will fundamental changes to Ultimate Team’s monetisation be put into place for the game?

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post EA is selling FIFA 21 cosmetics outside loot boxes for the first time appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/ea-is-selling-fifa-21-cosmetics-outside-loot-boxes-for-the-first-time/feed 0 3228
Riot to record Valorant voice chat to combat toxic behaviour https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/riot-to-record-valorant-voice-chat-to-combat-toxic-behaviour https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/riot-to-record-valorant-voice-chat-to-combat-toxic-behaviour#respond Thu, 13 May 2021 01:48:43 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/riot-to-record-valorant-voice-chat-to-combat-toxic-behaviour Riot to record Valorant voice chat to combat toxic behaviour

Riot has announced its plan to record Valorant voice chat in order to combat toxic behaviour. In a post on its website, Riot said it’s updating its privacy notice to allow it to record and evaluate voice comms when a report for disruptive behaviour is submitted in its competitive multiplayer shooter. Eurogamer news cast: are […]

The post Riot to record Valorant voice chat to combat toxic behaviour appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
Riot to record Valorant voice chat to combat toxic behaviour

Riot has announced its plan to record Valorant voice chat in order to combat toxic behaviour.

In a post on its website, Riot said it’s updating its privacy notice to allow it to record and evaluate voice comms when a report for disruptive behaviour is submitted in its competitive multiplayer shooter.

Eurogamer news cast: are ‘metaverse economies’ the future of video games?

If a violation is detected, Riot vowed to take action and remove the data “when it is no longer needed for reviews”.

Riot insisted it will not actively listen to players. “We’ll only potentially listen to and review voice logs when disruptive voice behaviour is reported,” Riot stressed.

Riot suggested that if players prefer not to have their voice chat captured, they should turn off voice chat. “Participating in voice on our platform means your voice logs are subject to recording and potential processing,” Riot said.

Anticipating privacy concerns, Riot said it will keep data “for only as long as is necessary, and we’ll protect it as if it were our own”.

“We know collecting voice data is a concern for many of you, but be assured that we would never ship anything if we weren’t comfortable having our own data treated the same way. And if you prefer to not have your voice chat captured, you may turn off voice chat.”

Riot said it’s implementing a new Terms of Service update with an updated global refund policy and adding language around its anti-cheat software for current and future Riot titles.

The plan is to begin testing Riot’s new behaviour systems for voice chat with Valorant in North America before rolling out to other languages and regions. For now, Valorant will be the only Riot game using the new audio moderation tools.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post Riot to record Valorant voice chat to combat toxic behaviour appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/riot-to-record-valorant-voice-chat-to-combat-toxic-behaviour/feed 0 3225
Raven gives all Call of Duty: Warzone players the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin for free after botched Hunt for Adler event https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/raven-gives-all-call-of-duty-warzone-players-the-tortured-rescued-adler-skin-for-free-after-botched-hunt-for-adler-event https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/raven-gives-all-call-of-duty-warzone-players-the-tortured-rescued-adler-skin-for-free-after-botched-hunt-for-adler-event#respond Wed, 12 May 2021 19:47:37 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/raven-gives-all-call-of-duty-warzone-players-the-tortured-rescued-adler-skin-for-free-after-botched-hunt-for-adler-event Raven gives all Call of Duty: Warzone players the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin for free after botched Hunt for Adler event

Raven Software has given all Call of Duty: Warzone players the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin for free after botching the Hunt for Adler event. The Hunt for Adler event, which went live alongside season three and the release of the Verdansk ’84 map, rewarded players with the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin upon completion […]

The post Raven gives all Call of Duty: Warzone players the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin for free after botched Hunt for Adler event appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
Raven gives all Call of Duty: Warzone players the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin for free after botched Hunt for Adler event

Raven Software has given all Call of Duty: Warzone players the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin for free after botching the Hunt for Adler event.

The Hunt for Adler event, which went live alongside season three and the release of the Verdansk ’84 map, rewarded players with the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin upon completion of a series of challenges.

Eurogamer news cast: are ‘metaverse economies’ the future of video games?

But the event ran into a series of issues, with the associated challenges not tracking as intended, and the intel required to obtain sometimes spawning outside the playable map.

Raven issued a patch that fixed the problem, but only a day before the Hunt for Adler event was due to end.

Now, Raven has made the skin available to all, which feels like the right thing to do.

2

To get the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin, simply log into Warzone, head over to the operators menu tab, and you’ll see the skin option when you customise Adler.

3

I’ve checked this also works for Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which also ran the Hunt for Adler event with its own series of challenges.

“We’d like to thank everyone for participating in the Hunt for Adler limited time event and for being patient these past few days,” Raven tweeted.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post Raven gives all Call of Duty: Warzone players the Tortured & Rescued Adler skin for free after botched Hunt for Adler event appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/raven-gives-all-call-of-duty-warzone-players-the-tortured-rescued-adler-skin-for-free-after-botched-hunt-for-adler-event/feed 0 3222
BioWare teases Grey Wardens for Dragon Age 4 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/bioware-teases-grey-wardens-for-dragon-age-4 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/bioware-teases-grey-wardens-for-dragon-age-4#respond Wed, 12 May 2021 13:45:19 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/bioware-teases-grey-wardens-for-dragon-age-4 BioWare teases Grey Wardens for Dragon Age 4

Dragon Age fans will know the Grey Wardens well. The warrior group are the stars of Dragon Age: Origins, fighting the horrible darkspawn throughout the fantasy world of Thedas. It’s the Grey Wardens who lead the charge against each Blight, ensuring the survival of the world. In Origins, the player is initiated into the Grey […]

The post BioWare teases Grey Wardens for Dragon Age 4 appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
BioWare teases Grey Wardens for Dragon Age 4

Dragon Age fans will know the Grey Wardens well. The warrior group are the stars of Dragon Age: Origins, fighting the horrible darkspawn throughout the fantasy world of Thedas. It’s the Grey Wardens who lead the charge against each Blight, ensuring the survival of the world. In Origins, the player is initiated into the Grey Wardens via a ritual called the Joining, which involves imbibing darkspawn blood. My wife took a fondness to Alistair, a reluctantly heroic Grey Warden and… well… you know. It’s a BioWare game, after all.

Onto Dragon Age 4! Or whatever the game ends up being called. BioWare has released a new image for the game, and in it teased the appearance of Grey Wardens. Grey Wardens confirmed! And capes!

The image was tweeted by executive producer Christian Dailey.

This content is hosted on an external platform, which will only display it if you accept targeting cookies. Please enable cookies to view.

What does it tell us about the game? Not much! As Tom reported in January, BioWare’s fourth big Dragon Age game will be mainly set in Tevinter, an as-yet-unvisited land within the franchise’s world of Thedas. It will be interesting to see how the Grey Wardens factor into things.

In Dragon Age Inquisition, you could either turn the Grey Wardens into allies or send them packing. Watch how that goes down in the video below:

Perhaps Dragon Age 4 will see the order restored to its former glory, playing a key role in the events of the game.

A trailer released at the Game Awards last year was narrated by Dragon Age 2 sidekick Varric, while concept art for the game released at Gamescom 2020 appears to show other returning faces like Isabella and Tevinter native Dorian. And, of course, villain Solas is still knocking about.

BioWare has never put a release date on Dragon Age 4, though EA has previously suggested it won’t arrive until after April 2022.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post BioWare teases Grey Wardens for Dragon Age 4 appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/bioware-teases-grey-wardens-for-dragon-age-4/feed 0 3219
Scavengers’ early access made available to all today https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/scavengers-early-access-made-available-to-all-today https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/scavengers-early-access-made-available-to-all-today#respond Wed, 12 May 2021 07:42:58 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/scavengers-early-access-made-available-to-all-today Scavengers' early access made available to all today

The Scavengers early access is being made available to all today. Midwinters’ free-to-play third-person battle royale hybrid launched in early access form this week, but was only playable via a Twitch Drops event. Watch on YouTube But the event ran into issues. Keys could only be claimed by watching the game on Twitch for 30 […]

The post Scavengers’ early access made available to all today appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
Scavengers' early access made available to all today

The Scavengers early access is being made available to all today.

Midwinters’ free-to-play third-person battle royale hybrid launched in early access form this week, but was only playable via a Twitch Drops event.

But the event ran into issues. Keys could only be claimed by watching the game on Twitch for 30 minutes, and some who tuned in did not receive their keys. Eventually, Scavengers ran out of Steam keys to give out to people, forcing Midwinter to send out Epic Games Store keys instead. Coupled with this, server issues caused some crash problems.

In response, Midwinter is making Scavengers’ early access available to everyone on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, from 5pm UK time today, 1st May.

According to Midwinter, 100,000 people are already playing Scavengers, which is pretty impressive given how the game was launched.

I had the chance to play the game ahead of release. Here’s my Scavengers impressions.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post Scavengers’ early access made available to all today appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/scavengers-early-access-made-available-to-all-today/feed 0 3216
Call of Duty: Warzone’s “Big Bertha” meta and the state of solos https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/call-of-duty-warzones-big-bertha-meta-and-the-state-of-solos https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/call-of-duty-warzones-big-bertha-meta-and-the-state-of-solos#respond Wed, 12 May 2021 01:41:02 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/call-of-duty-warzones-big-bertha-meta-and-the-state-of-solos Call of Duty: Warzone's "Big Bertha" meta and the state of solos

Call of Duty: Warzone players are using the 6×6 cargo truck vehicle to great effect in what’s dubbed the “Big Bertha meta”. This vehicle is pretty much a rolling fortress, and is big enough to give you significant cover across the battle royale’s map. It can also tank damage for most of the match. Eurogamer […]

The post Call of Duty: Warzone’s “Big Bertha” meta and the state of solos appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
Call of Duty: Warzone's "Big Bertha" meta and the state of solos

Call of Duty: Warzone players are using the 6×6 cargo truck vehicle to great effect in what’s dubbed the “Big Bertha meta”.

This vehicle is pretty much a rolling fortress, and is big enough to give you significant cover across the battle royale’s map. It can also tank damage for most of the match.

Eurogamer news cast: are ‘metaverse economies’ the future of video games?

The Big Bertha meta is particularly popular in solos, when you’re playing Warzone on your own against 149 other solo players. You can see players heading straight for a Big Bertha upon parachuting out of a chopper at the beginning of the round. Everyone’s in on it, especially early game.

The idea is to use the Big Bertha to squish unsuspecting enemies and time your jump out of the vehicle to finish others off who are busy fussing over the truck. Especially in early game, when players are less likely to have obtained their loadout, the Big Bertha is difficult to destroy. Maybe someone’s found an RPG. Maybe someone’s found an explosive. But, on the whole, early game, people struggle to deal with the things.

When lots of people are using this tactic, endgame can get packed with Big Berthas who circle the gas. You can end up in some silly situations.

This bertha really took my emotions on a ride
from r/CODWarzone

This content is hosted on an external platform, which will only display it if you accept targeting cookies. Please enable cookies to view.

The current state of Warzone solos from r/CODWarzone

This content is hosted on an external platform, which will only display it if you accept targeting cookies. Please enable cookies to view.

So, how do you combat this Big Bertha meta? People need explosives to do any significant damage to you while you’re in the truck. You can get sniped out of a Big Bertha, but it would have to be a crack shot through one of the windows.

If you’re taking on a Big Bertha with explosives (RPG/C4/semtex/mines/thermite), keep an eye out for a sneaky Trophy System. Big bertha meta fans are putting a Trophy System on the truck to negate incoming explosives, adding an extra layer of protection. It’s smart, effective and pretty annoying to deal with.

In truth, Big Berthas have been popular in Warzone for some time, but it feels particularly prominent now on Verdansk ’84.

“Us Bertha drivers,” redditor All-Bizness said. “It’s kinda like a cult, no kool-aid though, just a whole lot of ’80s music, Trophy Systems and incredibly angry death mics.”

Some players have called for Warzone developer Raven to pull the cargo truck from the game in solos, but I can’t see that happening. Perhaps more likely is a nerf to the vehicle itself, maybe to reduce the protection it offers the driver.

Until then – the Big Bertha meta is very much upon us.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post Call of Duty: Warzone’s “Big Bertha” meta and the state of solos appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/call-of-duty-warzones-big-bertha-meta-and-the-state-of-solos/feed 0 3213
Paradox temporarily shelves Imperator: Rome to focus on other projects https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/paradox-temporarily-shelves-imperator-rome-to-focus-on-other-projects https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/paradox-temporarily-shelves-imperator-rome-to-focus-on-other-projects#respond Tue, 11 May 2021 19:39:07 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/paradox-temporarily-shelves-imperator-rome-to-focus-on-other-projects Paradox temporarily shelves Imperator: Rome to focus on other projects

Paradox has temporarily shelved Imperator: Rome to focus on other projects. In a post on its forum titled “update of the organisation at PDS”, the company outlined various internal changes made to its main development studio earlier this year. Eurogamer news cast: are ‘metaverse economies’ the future of video games? Watch on YouTube The 150-person […]

The post Paradox temporarily shelves Imperator: Rome to focus on other projects appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
Paradox temporarily shelves Imperator: Rome to focus on other projects

Paradox has temporarily shelved Imperator: Rome to focus on other projects.

In a post on its forum titled “update of the organisation at PDS”, the company outlined various internal changes made to its main development studio earlier this year.

Eurogamer news cast: are ‘metaverse economies’ the future of video games?

The 150-person strong strategy studio is now split into three distinct studios: PDS Green, PDS Red, and PDS Gold. Each team is in charge of maintaining existing games and developing new games set to be announced at PDXCON, the company’s upcoming showcase event.

PDS Green is in charge of the development of Stellaris, with support from Paradox Arctic, a studio in Umeå.

PDS Red is in charge of the development of Crusader Kings 3, and is working closely with Paradox Thalassic in Malmö.

PDS Gold is in charge of Hearts of Iron 4.

Imperator: Rome is not assigned to any of the studios.

“The reason for this is that on a regular basis we analyse the projects we have in development, where they are at, what they are trying to do and also what people and resources we have working on them,” Paradox explained.

“As part of this analysis we realised that there was a need to bring reinforcement for a couple of the projects at PDS, and given where Imperator was at in the run up to 2.0’s launch, we decided that after the launch of the update we would move people from Imperator to these other projects.

“Right now we’re working on plans to regrow the team for Imperator and continue development, but for the short term we needed to focus our efforts on these other projects.”

This means fans of the game shouldn’t expect much Imperator news at PDXCON, or any new content coming out in 2021.

Imperator: Rome fans have reacted with disappointment to the news, although there seems to be consensus that the game is in a good state.

“Sad news all around, but the current state of the game is great in all honesty,” redditor jeffpacito67 said.

With no new content planned for the rest of 2021, attention turns to the modding community to keep Imperator: Rome going.

Rick Lane reviewed Imperator: Rome for Eurogamer in 2019, calling it “a smart grand strategy that lacks the spark of Paradox’s other efforts”.

News

by Wesley Yin-Poole, Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post Paradox temporarily shelves Imperator: Rome to focus on other projects appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/paradox-temporarily-shelves-imperator-rome-to-focus-on-other-projects/feed 0 3210
The best thing a game can give you is a camera https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/the-best-thing-a-game-can-give-you-is-a-camera https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/the-best-thing-a-game-can-give-you-is-a-camera#respond Tue, 11 May 2021 13:36:07 +0000 https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/the-best-thing-a-game-can-give-you-is-a-camera The best thing a game can give you is a camera

Holding a camera in your hands has a subtle effect on the nature of reality around you, I reckon. And that’s true even when the reality around you isn’t that real. In the Earth Temple, somewhere across the Great Sea, I once asked Medli to move to the left a little, just so I could […]

The post The best thing a game can give you is a camera appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
The best thing a game can give you is a camera

Holding a camera in your hands has a subtle effect on the nature of reality around you, I reckon. And that’s true even when the reality around you isn’t that real. In the Earth Temple, somewhere across the Great Sea, I once asked Medli to move to the left a little, just so I could get a picture of her in front of a huge golden sun of some kind.

I could not ask Medli, of course. I had to nudge her, and to move around in a way that meant she might follow and stop where I wanted her to stop. Then I raised the camera – wood and brass, I can almost remember the weight of it, the warmth of varnish and the chill of metal – and I took the picture.

Medli’s name has been long forgotten. I had to look it up just now, ditto the Earth Temple. But twenty years after the fact I can remember the moment. I remember, really, two things about The Wind Waker, the glorious Zelda game in which Medli lives. The first thing is looking through a telescope on Dragon Roost Island and seeing a distant toothpick of stone jutting from the water with a long-neck bird perched in a nest on top. A sense of observing from a way off, almost illicit. The second is getting Medli to move for the picture. The Picto Box! And both memories, I now think, are probably about the same stuff – the way a world surprised me by feeling real.

What does a camera do for a game? A while back I would have said that it gives you the triggery fun of a firearm but without the bloodletting to splatter across your conscience. Beyond Good & Evil – that game gives you a camera. You’re not a soldier, you’re a war reporter. You look through the viewfinder and snap moments of wrong-doing. But listen: you also have a staff to hit people with, and a little disc-firing doodad to snipe out people’s oxygen lines. You are a war reporter, but pretty soon you’re also a soldier.

New Pokémon Snap – Overview Trailer – Nintendo Switch

Let’s try again. I’m thinking of all this because Pokémon Snap is back, and I have only just realised after all these years that Pokémon Snap is not snap in the sense of – Two aces! Snap! – but snap in the sense of the shutter firing. Pokémon abound and you take pictures of them. You have a camera in your hand. And this made me think, not just that there are a lot of games that give you a camera, but that I always tend to like those games. More than that, I like them for the same reasons. They feel more engrossing, more enfolding. Games with cameras tend to get me in a bear hug.

So what did the camera do for me in Wind Waker? When I think back to the Medli moment, and when I am very honest to the point of feeling a bit silly, I’ll tell you this: I felt like I wasn’t alone in that Earth Temple. Wind Waker is a Zelda game in which you sometimes stumble through dungeons with companions, but it was only when I had the camera that I truly experienced the fiction of this. I wanted Medli to move, not to hit a switch or step on a pressure plate, but because I was after a shot. Her unwillingness to felt like part of her personality. I felt like we had a startlingly human moment as I tried to position us both.

6aa6c4ad0d15d02a5028fabfc6b5b656daa09fb4_hq

This is the heart of it for me. An imaginary camera makes an imaginary reality more real, in surprising ways. They make me think: oh, I am here, and I want a picture of that. So ‘here’ and ‘that’ become real in a way that is separate from the game mechanics, from the idea of graphics and whether there’s too much bloom or if the grass looks convincing. They make me look beyond whether things are convincing, and so I am merely convinced by them.

As a result, the camera feels more real, somehow, than the other gadgets you’re given in games. In Zelda I love the boomerang and the hookshot, but the camera from Wind Waker, in its applicability to everything and nothing, the ease with which it rode and perhaps revealed the fluttering current of my whimsy, it felt singularly filled with promise. I thought about it and how it worked. I felt a thrill whenever I used it – a nervous thrill I still get with cameras, even the one on my phone. Don’t want to break it!

If I had to sum it up I would say that there is the player and the game being played, and the camera seems to exist slightly further out in a space of its own between the player and the game, between the will directing the controller and the on-screen world that can be controlled. Why? Because it can capture that world – and often for no more reason than the pleasure of doing so.

Article

by Christian Donlan, Features Editor

Source : Eurogamer

The post The best thing a game can give you is a camera appeared first on FOR GAMES.

]]>
https://www.ta3allm.com/pc-games/the-best-thing-a-game-can-give-you-is-a-camera/feed 0 3207