Category: News

UPDATE: There were more games added to the bundle.

For anyone who doesn´t know what the humblebundle is. It is a Bundle containing carious games for which you can pay whatever you want to get them. Mostly the games are DRM-Free but you get a Steam-Key as well, if you pay 1$ or more. Further, if you pay more than the average Price (which is often at about 5-6$) you get more games + their Steam/Desura Keys).

The proceeds go to charity organisations like “Childs Play Charity” or the American Red Cross. You can decide how you split your payment. Mostly, the humblebudles feature Indie Games, but this time it contains many, very good, games by Deep Silver.

Higby released the intended GU13 changes to Planetside 2 earlier today if you want to see the patch notes in full scroll to the bottom, otherwise the important changes are right below. The good news about this patch is that it actually gives us some decent content unlike the previous patches, but should some bugs or pyromaniac’s come along many of these features could be delayed again.

NOTICE: Implants have been removed from GU13 due to player feedback. They are left here for future reference

Today SOE launched its newest update for Planetside 2. To save you some time the major changes are listed below if you want to see all the changes they are located on the Planetside 2 forums .

  • There is a longer period inbetween alerts. They also stated that they changed the population requirements that cause these to launch. (This could be a problem because many servers have a severe overpopulation of one faction which means either there will still be tons of alerts or none at all.)

SOE has released a special limited edition pistol that shoots fireworks. Players of course have already started whining about the damage, and cost associate with this item. When shot the round bounces and produces a random firework display of which there are several.

NC patriot Flare GunWhile the damage the weapon does is questionable there are a few important pieces of information in that regard. First the weapon only does damage upon initial impact of a target, the round does bounce but does not do any more damage past the initial point of contact. This also means that the fireworks themselves don’t do additional area damage though I think it would be awesome and spammy. I have yet to see if it causes a terrible amount of lag if players everywhere are using it, but it did just enter the game.

Earlier today Ubisoft announced that one of its websites was hacked which lead to unauthorized access of account names, passwords, and email addresses. Apparently the hack was due to stolen employee credentials to get into the online network. The company stated that no financial information was obtained because it was not stored on their servers. The hackers did not get into Uplay either so that information is still safe. We are still unaware of how many accounts were accessed but with a major company like Ubisoft it is sure to be a lot.

That’s right CCP just hired Sean Decker as their senior VP of product development he was previously with EA as their VP of the group “play4free”. The forums for eve-online are already alive with rage as players assume that this is the start of a bad road for CCP. As you are all likely aware EA gained a reputation for nickel-and-dimming every customer at any possible moment they can. Not to mention their poor implementation of recent games and how poorly they treat their customers. I hope that he is ex-VP for a good reason such as “EA has a terrible marketing plan” though as VP I don’t even know if that would be a valid excuse. The only thing that is sure at this moment is that Decker will have to prove himself to the eve community quickly because if he doesn’t they will chew him up and spit him out in three months. I think it is too early to tell if this will be a poor choice for CCP games or not, but if Hilmar himself was not able to get his way with the Micro-transactions when Incarna was released I doubt this guy would stand a chance. So relax, and lets see what happens we can always riot again