In this moment‑RTS Iron Harvest added co-op

Iron Harvest received its first major update. With it, the game added the ability to jointly pass the story campaign. Feature local co-op was the fact that the players share control over a single army.
King Art Games:
“You go through the campaign as usual, but each of you can manage all available units. Work together to achieve goals or blame each other if you fail!»

In addition to the co-op, the developers also added a new multiplayer map to the game, made changes to the campaign, and fixed several bugs. The full list of changes can be found here. In future updates, Iron Harvest will get a rating mode, several new maps, and balance edits.

Iron Harvest, a strategy game set in an alternate reality of the 1920s, was released on September 1 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The EGS version was delayed on the day of release, as it was not ready for launch.

The first game from the creators of Control and Max Payne became free on Steam

Death Rally, the first game from Remedy Entertainment, is now available for free on Steam. Arcade shooting race was released in September 1996.

The title was developed by the company in collaboration with 3D Realms. In it, the player takes control of a car with machine guns and rocket launchers and participates in dangerous races for survival. The game features 19 race tracks, 6 cars, a wide range of weapons and tuning options. In 2011, a remake of Death Rally was released — now it is available with a 75% discount and costs ₽62.

Remedy Entertainment made the game free in honor of the anniversary: in August, it turned 25 years old. The Studio’s most successful titles include Max Payne, Alan Wake, and Control. Remedy is currently working on a new game in the Control and Alan Wake universe.

The authors of Dusk announced Fallen Aces-a shooter in the style of Noir

New Blood Interactive announced Fallen Aces as part of the online event Realms Deep. The shooter will be designed in the style of Noir, and the visual is inspired by comics of the 1990s.

The game will tell you about A. C. E. S.-guardians of the city of Switchblade (Switchblade City), which are eliminated one by one. In the role of one of the surviving agents, users will have to deal with a series of crimes, using their own fists and environment. In Fallen Aces, there will be three large episodes divided into non-linear levels.

The developers promise that players will get a wide range of options for passing: from open confrontations to stealth. All textures and sprites in the title are made manually, including cut scenes. In addition, the developers highlight dialogues that correspond to a given era, and a soundtrack recorded by the orchestra on authentic instruments.

The release date of Fallen Aces is currently not specified, but the game already has a page on Steam. Previously, Realms Deep featured a spin-off series called Postal, an immersive shooter called Graven, and a game from the author of Brutal Doom-Brutal Fate.

Siege weapons, beheadings and homosexuality-Assassin’s Creed Valhalla received an ESRB age rating

ESRB rated Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with an “M” rating (17+). The site also has a description of the title, revealing details of individual elements of the game.

In addition to melee (swords and axes) and ranged (bows) combat, players can also use siege weapons to kill groups of opponents. The battles themselves are accompanied by naturalistic violence, and some weapons allow you to decapitate enemies. In addition, there are separate animations in the game, close-up showing breaking bones, muscles and organs when they are punched with a hidden blade.

In addition to violence, the game has scenes of a sexual nature: for example, one of the missions takes place in a brothel, and in another scene, “a male character agrees to lie down with a man (shown kissing, after which the screen is darkened).” The game also contains narcotic substances (psilocybin mushrooms and their spores) and alcohol. The latter is associated with a mini-game in which you need to overdo your opponent. The effects of substances on the body are displayed as image distortions.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is scheduled for release on November 17. The new part of the franchise will be released on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

For Crusader Kings III, a modification was released that allows you to play as a vampire

For Crusader Kings III released a global modification of Princes of Darkness, allowing you to play as an immortal vampire. It is part of the Dark Pack, a fan-generated content officially approved by the creators of the World of Darkness role-playing multiverse. It includes games such as Vampires: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Apocalypse. A similar mod exists for Crusader Kings II.

The player takes on the role of a Prince who is a vampire. He can’t die of old age or have children, but he can still make political marriages. A vampire must also drink blood without being seen by others.

Vampires have slower development than humans, but stronger skills: for example, vampires can erase the memory of those who interfere with the masquerade, establish their own clans, and organize blood hunts. Princes of Darkness also brings to the game existing factions in the world of Darkness.

Crusader Kings III was released on September 1, 2020. Global design things received a positive critical acclaim.

Cyber Legacy knocked out Ninjas in Pyjamas from OMEGA League

Cyber Legacy beat Ninjas in Pyjamas in the fourth round of the lower bracket of the Divine division playoffs at OMEGA League Dota 2 for Europe. The match ended with a score of 2: 0. the team of cematheslayer Krivuli Seeds will fight with FlyToMoon for reaching the Grand final of the tournament. The meeting is scheduled for September 4, 15: 00 Moscow time.

NiP finished their performance in the championship. The team of Adrian Era Cresiu took fourth place and earned $5 thousand.

Divine division matches on OMEGA League run from August 10 to September 5 online. Teams play a prize pool of $50 thousand.

Gambit Esports and Natus Vincere entered the Apex Legends Global Series partner program

Gambit Esports and Natus Vincere organizations have become members of the Apex Legends Global Series partner program. In addition to clubs from the CIS, it includes Alliance, Complexity Gaming, Luminosity Gaming, North, NRG Esports, Rogue, Sentinels, T1, Team Liquid and Team SoloMid.

The developers said that they will support organizations and collect feedback to improve the eSports component of the game for participants and viewers. The organizers have not yet revealed any other details about the system. Respawn Entertainment also hopes that the list of participating clubs will increase in the near future. all interested teams can apply on the official website of the game.

In addition to the announcement of the partner program, the developers said that they canceled all LAN tournaments until the end of 2020. Instead, they plan to raffle more than $3 million at various online events. The nearest of them — ALGS Super Regional Playoffs-will be held from September 12 to 13.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Earthblood received a cinematic trailer

Cyanide Studios has unveiled the official cinematic trailer for the role playing action movie Werewolf: The Apocalypse — Earthblood. The presentation was held as part of gamescom 2020.

Werewolf is set in the “World of darkness”, where the events of the Vampire franchise also take place: The Masquerade. The video shows the main character-a werewolf and his special abilities that allow him to turn into a ferocious beast.

The developers promise a unique mix of battles and adventures full of mystical events. In the role of Cahal, a powerful Garu, players will have to save Gaia, Mother Earth, and not lose control of their own rage — in the past, this has already led to a disaster, because of which Cahal went into voluntary exile from the clan.

Werewolf Output: The Apocalypse — Earthblood is scheduled for February 2021. The announced platforms include PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC. The game will be an exclusive of the Epic Games Store.

The players ‘ Union presented the rating of CS:GO teams-Evil Geniuses is in the first place

The CS:GO players ‘ Union (CSPPA) presented its version of the rating of professional teams. It was announced by Jordan n0thing Gilbert, and the methodology was developed by Lukas gla1ve Rossander, Jonathan EliGE Jablonowski, Marco Snappi Pfeiffer, Martin STYKO Stick and other eSports players.

According to the announcement, the Union had three main goals in developing the rating methodology:

To promote appropriate working conditions for the players. Representatives of the CSPPA noted that the current rating systems encourage teams to play as many matches and tournaments as possible, while they do not provide “protection” in cases when teams or individual eSports players do not attend events due to health problems, burnout, etc.
Increase transparency and ease of rating compilation. Here, the CSPPA mentions that ratings are often calculated according to rules that are not fully understood. The Union mentioned that its methodology may change depending on circumstances, but the criteria will always be publicly available.
Introduce a more inclusive and dynamic rating system. The CSPPA notes that the ecosystem of the scene is constantly evolving and changes in the rating methodology will be required over time — the Union welcomes constructive criticism and suggestions “from any corner of the CS:GO world”.
More detailed information about the calculation criteria can be found on the Union’s website. The CSPPA also introduced the first version of the rating — it included 40 teams.

Top 10 of the CSPPA rating:
Evil Geniuses;
Natus Vincere;
FURIA Esports;
G2 Esports;
BIG;
Team Vitality;
Gen.G;
MIBR;
Team Liquid;
Fnatic.

A World of Warcraft player has found a way to kill opponents with a single hit

A user named Rextroy discovered a way to kill enemies in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth in a split second. It uses the “remote control Device” accessory from The “operation Mechagon “dungeon and the “Hungry flame” azerite entity. A video with a demonstration of the mechanics is published on YouTube.

To win battles, the hero’s class and race do not matter — any character just needs to upgrade the “versatility” characteristic, which increases the DPS from accessories and entities.

“Hungry flame” deals maximum damage when re-triggered, if the previous application finished off the enemy. Rextroy used the “Slightly dented toad” item to summon a creature with a health unit, destroy it, and thus significantly enhance the azerite essence.

Previously, Rextroy forced the NPC to help him fight the Horde. He gathered more than 300 kultiras guards who attacked the opponents.

Winstrike Team signed the rainbow Six Siege roster

The Winstrike Team organization signed the rainbow Six Siege roster. It includes three former members of the 43rti mix Kirill SmashByAsh Belozerov, Stanislav Leri Akimov and Anatoly eXoduSS Martynov. This was announced by the club in the official group in Vkontakte.

Andrey m1loN Mironov and Alexander flaers0 Kroshkin also joined the roster. Anton VIKING Shevchenko became the team’s coach. The team will participate in the Challenger League, where they will play for one place in the European League. The start of the qualifying tournament is scheduled for September 2020.

According to the sports Director of Winstrike Team Andrey Kvasnevsky, long-term contracts have been signed with the players. He also said that the main goal of the organization is to get into the Pilot program (a program for dividing profits from the sale of personal skins in the game).

Borderlands 3 has started a free weekend on all platforms

PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia users can play Borderlands 3 for free for a limited time. Information about this appeared on the official website of the series and in the corresponding stores.

Terms of the Borderlands 3 trial period:
Steam — on August 12;
PlayStation 4- on August 9 (PS Plus subscription required);
Xbox One- on August 10;
Stadia- on August 10.
The promotion includes the standard edition of Borderlands 3 without add-ons. To get access to the game, you will need to go to the title page in the corresponding store. If purchased, your progress and equipment will be saved.

Published fresh details about the Luthor-slasher Godfall

Gearbox Software provided details about the godfall looter slasher. The demonstration was held as part of the state of Play online presentation on August 6.

In a recent video, game Director Keith Lee spoke about the project’s features. The video demonstrates the gameplay and differences in the available classes and types of weapons in the game: the developers have shown in detail the features of paired blades and long swords. Details of the use of shaft weapons, two-handed swords and hammers, the authors will reveal in the future.

Despite the emphasis on collecting loot, the player’s skill will be no less important. At the same time, Godfall will push for aggressive gameplay, and gamers will most often face several opponents at once. Lee added that the game will not have microtransactions and DLC, and all content will be available from day one.

The release date of Godfall remains unknown, but the game will appear soon after the release of the PlayStation 5. you can Play it on both the Sony console and PC.

Insiders: Sony and Microsoft haven’t made all the planned announcements yet

Sony and Microsoft still have unannounced games — not all the titles ready for presentation were presented at the broadcasts that took place in June and July. This was reported by former game Informer magazine editor Imran Khan in the podcast Kinda Funny Games.

Earlier, the editor of the Eurogamer portal Tom Phillips said that Sony will hold another state of Play presentation in August, where it will present new games, including from internal studios. This coincides with information from VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb. He claimed that not only Sony, but also Microsoft held back the announcements. According to Grubb, the next broadcast with announcements of games for the PlayStation 5 will take place between August 5 and 11.

The presentation of the PlayStation 5 took place on the night of June 12. During the event, Sony showed several games for the console, but the company has not yet announced any new events. Xbox Games Showcase was held on July 23.

Cyber Legacy will play Khan in the first closed qualifying match at OMEGA League

Omega League Dota 2 organizers held a closed qualifying draw. The new cyber Legacy line-up is in group A, where Team Empire, Khan and 5Comrades will also play.

B8 Esports ‘ group stage opponents will be 5men, Tempo and MOTACI. HellRaisers will face EXTREMUM, Voldemort and the team that will win the last chance mini-tournament-MEMENAME, Winstrike Team, Euronics Gaming and ScaryFaceZ 2 0 will compete for the quota for the closed qualification.

The closed European qualification for OMEGA League will take place from August 1 to August 9. 16 teams will play for two places in the Immortal division, where Natus Vincere will also play, Virtus.pro, Team Secret, OG, and others. The remaining 14 teams will start from the Divine division.

Bubzkji replaced JUGI as part of Astralis

Dane Lukas Bubzkji Andersen joined the Astralis CS: GO roster. In the team, he replaced Jacob JUGI Hansen. The club announced this on Twitter.

The sports Director of Astralis said that the organization has signed a contract with Andersen for two years. By data HLTV.org, Bubzkji’s rating is 1.17 and the average number of kills per round is 0.75.

Earlier, Andreas Xyp9x Hoyslet and Lukas gla1ve Rossander temporarily left the Astralis starting roster to take a break from the competition scene. They were replaced by Patrick es3tag Hansen and JUGI. The team is currently on vacation and will resume training on August 3.

Announced cooperative shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Fatshark Studio has introduced a cooperative shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide. The cinematic trailer was shown during the Xbox Games Showcase presentation.

Players in Warhammer 40,000: Darkside will have to fight the heretical cult Admonition to prevent the takeover of the planet Atoma Prime. There are no other details about the title yet, but Fatshark Studio previously released two parts of Vermintide — this should give Warhammer 40,000 fans an approximate reference point.

Warhammer 40,000: Darkside is scheduled for release in 2021. The game will be released on PC and Xbox Series X, and will also be included in the Game Pass library. The shooter will be a temporary Microsoft exclusive.

CS:GO removed damage from false grenades and updated mappul in the official matchmaking

On the night of July 24, Valve released a patch for CS:GO, which corrected the registration of damage from live grenades and “deck”. The developers also updated the list of maps in the official matchmaking — removed Chlorine and Jungle, but added Mutiny and Swamp in Casual, Deathmatch and Scrimmage modes.

List of main changes
General setting

Now Trusted Mode is activated by default when you start the game.
The previous Trusted Mode startup parameters no longer work. Instead, a new compatibility launch option is provided — – allow_third_party_software, allowing third-party software to access the CS:GO gameplay.
For more information about Trusted Mode, see this article.
Cards

Mutiny and Swamp cards are added to the official matchmaking in Casual, Deathmatch and Scrimmage modes.
The Chlorine and Jungle maps have been removed from the official matchmaking service.
Gameplay

Live grenades now deal correct damage to the player if they were thrown by a teammate who switched sides or disconnected from the server.
A false grenade no longer causes damage to teammates (this parameter can be changed using the ff_damage_decoy_explosion command).
Other

Fixed caching rules for built-in bsp models that allow you to reload the correct model when switching to another map.
Limited view of the rear surface of the Desert Eagle model.
Fixed a problem with restoring textures in the Workshop on low-quality GPU configurations.

Rescheduling releases, falling revenues and working from home-the survey showed the impact of coronavirus on the gaming industry

Game Developer Conference organizers interviewed 2.5 thousand people. developers to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the gaming industry. The results were published on the official website of the conference.

Representatives of both indie studios and large companies participated in the GDC survey: 20%-solo developers, 15% — two to five people in a team, 7%-more than 250 employees, 18% — more than 500. 8% of developers lost their jobs during the pandemic.

According to the GDC, 21% of respondents did not work on games during the pandemic. 46% said that COVID-19 did not affect the timing, while the remaining 33% said that it caused postponements, meaning that 42% of the respondents had projects that were in progress postponed.

The coronavirus pandemic affected 63% of developers ‘ businesses. 32% said that their companies were doing worse, while 31% reported improvement. The total income decreased in the families of 26% of the respondents, and increased-in 12%. For the most part, the financial situation has not changed.

As a result of the pandemic, 97% of developers now create games from home. 27% worked in this mode initially, 70% switched to “delete” because of COVID-19. The remaining 3% continue to visit the office.

Game Developer Conference Summer will be held online in August. Initially, GDC 2020 was supposed to be held in March. It was one of the first major video game events canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even before the official postponement, eleven major companies refused to participate in the conference.

The release of the beyond Light DLC for Destiny 2 was delayed for two months

Bungie moved the release date of the beyond Light add-on for Destiny 2 from September 22 to November 10. The Studio announced this on its official website.

A coronavirus pandemic was cited as the main reason for the delayed release. Bungie employees have been working remotely since March 2020. According to representatives of the Studio, the team has adapted to the situation, but the situation remains difficult.

Beyond Light events will unfold on Jupiter’s moon Europa. In addition, there will be a new RAID, exotic equipment, as well as the mysterious power of Stasis, which the heroes can use in battle. The next additions after Beyond Light will be the Witch Queen, and a year later — Lightfall. They will be released in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

In Dota 2, a bug was discovered — because of it, the system does not count the completion of Guild quests

Dota 2 users complained about a bug that caused the system to stop counting Guild quests in Battle Pass 2020 after winning matches. Fans also noted that a similar problem occurred with tasks to unlock the second arcane styles on Queen of Pain and Wraith King.

Earlier, players discovered a bug that caused the effect of Phantom Lancer illusions to be seen through the fog of war. They suggested that this bug was caused by fixing an error that allowed you to get an additional view on the map using the Snapfire ultimatum ability.

Guilds appeared in Dota 2 along with Battle Pass 2020. Only owners of a combat pass can create them, but everyone can join them. Each week, participants can complete tests, upgrade their Guild level, and earn rewards.

The authors of Psychonauts 2 returned the cut out content to the game thanks to Microsoft

Double Fine was able to return the cut-out content to Psychonauts 2 due to the fact that Microsoft bought the Studio. This was told by the head of the team Tim Shafer in an interview with the portal GamesIndustry.biz.

According to Shafer, at the initial stage of creating Psychonauts 2, developers had to abandon elements that did not fit into the budget. Among them were, for example, boss battles. With Microsoft funding, the Studio was able to bring them back into the game.

Shafer also said that as part of the Xbox Game Studios developers can not worry so much about the timing. This allows them to take a more thorough approach to the work and not start the next steps until the previous ones are completed.

Earlier, the head of Microsoft’s gaming division, Phil Spencer, said that the company is always looking at the possibility of acquiring new studios. Over the past two years, it has bought seven development teams.