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All Points Bulletin: Reloaded Coming To Xbox One And PS4 This Spring

APB: Reloaded

Today the combination of Deep Silver, The Workshop Entertainment, and Reloaded Games have announced they are bringing their hit PC game All Points Bulletin: Reloaded to Playstation 4 and Xbox One. All Points Bulletin is a Free2Play Action MMO that has gathered quite the community of over 5 million gamers. When All Points Bulletin: Reloaded comes out in the spring it will be free to play and will be a free download for owners with Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One and for Playstation 4 owners. In the game players can earn items in game for free and they will also have the ability to buy in-game gear, items, vehicles and customization for characters depending on what play style the choose.

All Points Bulletin: Reloaded takes place in the urban city of San Paro in the near- future where users will be able to choose between two different factions. They can choose to play as the Enforcer who uphold the city’s martial law or they can choose to be a Criminal and cause mayhem. APB: Reloaded features extensive character and vehicle customization. The game supports up to 100 users characters in a match and also features missions of up to 50 vs 50 player matches.

Keep an eye out for APB: Reloaded coming to Xbox One and PS4 this spring.

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Micro Transactions; The Anaconda of The Industry

Micro Transactions

So the hot topic right now is Micro Transactions and I’m seeing a lot of back and forth going on in the comment threads (as usual) and just decided to put my two cents in on it as well.

This is kind of a hit or miss for me…

I find it acceptable for F2P game-types because you get out what you put in. Game development does take time and money so I don’t expect full games outright for free. If you like what you’ve played of the game you can decide what aspects to buy and how much you put in. Heck if you really enjoy the game and just want to support it you can even kind of think of it as a donation to the people who brought you an experience that you really enjoy.

What I don’t find acceptable is charging the full $60 price on a game and then incorporating this business model on top of it. If you’re going to do this then there should be a $30 – $40 price-tag on the title, because then at least it wouldn’t hurt so bad if you spent another $20 on in-game content. If you’re charging the full price then the in-game unlockables should only be available through some kind of in-game (fake) currency. I do understand that some of these transactions are available through in-game credits (or whatever they choose to call them), but they make them very hard to obtain, trying to lure the player into spending real money for the instant gratification rather than grinding for the in-game achievements. There needs to be a better balance.

This poses a very relevant question for the future of retail titles. Where do we go from here?

If it turns out that everybody buys into the little content on full retail titles this could very well turn into the norm. Oh, it’s just a buck here or $5 here, or $60 for ONE freaking car!? Where does it end? Subscriptions on retail games?

I was genuinely interested in Final Fantasy XIV until I found out it was a subscription based game. I have a bunch of subscriptions at the moment as it is via Netflix and what-not that are already milking my card on a monthly basis as it is, so I just couldn’t justify another monthly expense on a single videogame. At least it is an online only game and it does cost money to keep the servers running, but I can see businessmen seeing that this is a viable means of revenue and trying to implement it as well, just to see if it’ll work.

I’m not criticizing one company or the other on this topic, although one definitely is trying to push this right out of the gate. I just don’t want this to go over because if it turns out it works for one of them it’s just a matter of time before the other follows suit. Vote with your wallets on this one please, I don’t want this to be a standard practice for games that are already over-priced at $60 a pop.

I already have a problem with them charging full-price for digital games, there’s no reason for it at all. They don’t have to ship them, they don’t have to manufacture any of the materials that go along with physical titles, there’s absolutely no reason we should have to pay full retail price on digital games. Period.

NOTE:

I didn’t include DLC into this, because I feel that that is another topic in it’s own right. I also find DLC acceptable as long as it is an actual expansion of the game, not just small in-game items such as armor that should be available in the game in item chests or at item stores, not an actual real world marketplace using real world money.

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Blacklight: Retribution PS4 Hands-On Impressions

Blacklight Retribution PS4 Review

Blacklight: Retribution is an Unreal Engine first person shooter that has been released on Windows PC through Steam as well as the next-generation PlayStation 4. Although the title is currently in beta, it’s also free-to-play – meaning you can download it now and play away to your heart’s content. Because this is still a beta, we will not assign a score or perform a full review on the title at this time. Be aware, if it wasn’t for the promise of changes inherent in a ‘beta’ title this would be getting a very bad score.

Blacklight: Retribution reminds us intensely of the Modern Combat: Domination title that hit the PSN on PlayStation 3. Both titles seem like they wish they were Call of Duty, but fail miserably to reach a minimum standard of quality. There are frame rate stuttering issues, lag issues, connectivity issues (sometimes we are told we have no internet connection even though the rest of PS4’s PSN is working fine including the Party Chat).

It seems like no matter what you do in Blacklight: Retribution the action is very random, luck-based, and glitch-filled. The controls feel wonky and take a lot of adjusting before they feel nearly normal. The maps are too large or just not populated enough so that means lots of running around to the action just for you to die and start over again. Host migration occurs on a regular basis, and hosts get such an advantage that it’s ridiculous. There are also CE-34878-0 errors occurring at times which will crash the game and prompt you to send a detailed report to Sony.

Zombie Studios may still make this into a decent piece of shooter. Somehow there is still a dedicated community playing the game, a group of newcomers who find it promising, and a potential for a real profit to be made on the micro-transaction system while allowing a free competitive FPS game to exist on PS4. However, at this time it is an almost unplayable game on PlayStation 4. We implore Zombie Studios to work on the issues we’ve revealed here and unfortunately there’s not really much more to say about the game until these issues are fixed.

Blacklight_retribution

Developer: Zombie Studios

Publisher: Perfect World Entertainment

Available On: PS4 | PC

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

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Elsword: Chung Tactical Trooper Trailer

Elsword

Elsword is a manga-inspired MMO which focuses on PvP and the following trailer is of the Chung Tactical Trooper. The game’s developer states, “The Shelling Guardian may now evolve into the Tactical Trooper!”You can play for free now at the Elsword website.

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Silent Hunter Online – Open Beta Launch Trailer [HD 1080P]

Silent Hunter Online

The Open Beta Launch Trailer of Silent Hunter Online from Ubisoft. Take a look at the 1080P High Definition footage below and then Click Here to register on the Official SHO / Ubisoft Website if you want to start playing the Beta for free.

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Arctic Combat – “Invasion” Trailer Released

Arctic Combat is a game that tells the story of a world in conflict as the vast, untapped resources of the Arctic Circle are driven between those who would fight to have it to themselves. In this teaser trailer released by Webzen we can also see that human conflict will not be the only action seen in the game. You can start playing Arctic Combat right here for free which will also be receiving an all-new game mode April 18, 2013.

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Trailer for Einherjar – The Viking’s Blood Released

Gamers looking for that new age RPG browser-based gaming experience, that has become something of a new school classic, will now be able to run through the lore of the Vikings Era in Einherjar – The Viking’s Blood (Click here to play now for free). In the following trailer you can see the various types of gameplay available in the PC title that only needs flash to get up and running on your system today.

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Creative Assembly Announces Free-to-Play Game Total War: ARENA

Total War is a highly revered series in the grand strategy world and today sees the announcement of Creative Assembly’s free-to-play game Total War: ARENA which will reportedly mix RTS with MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) gameplay and give players a taste of something new.

This new style mix of game will be searching for beta testers for closed testing and you’d better get working on it if you want in judging by the large amount of community response for beta slots in Creative Assembly’s own community here. Total War: Rome II is also due out October 2013 from Creative Assembly and SEGA.

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Crytek’s Free to Play Shooter Warface Gets New Trailer

The following Trailer for Crytek’s Free to Play Shooter Warface has been released today. Titled ‘Pick a Side’, the trailer features the shooter expected to be released some time in 2013 for PC with completely free access from launch:

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iPad MMORPG Conquer Online Gets Updated On App Store

The following details were released by the developer regarding this update:

“Upgraded Newbie Tutorial

The `Newbie Tutorial` has been improved, to help introduce newer players to the game-play of iPad CO. When you reach a certain level, you will be informed of new features as they are unlocked.

Improved GUI

Some skill icons and item images have been changed. The GUI has also been improved.

Bug Fixes & Optimization

Some in-game bugs have been fixed and the server architecture was optimized to provide more stable game service.”

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NASA Dark Side of the Jam Event Held for Devs, F2P Games Released

Last weekend NASA was host to a game jam event called “Dark Side of the Jam Event” in which developers put together some titles that are playable at this website now. The titles all revolve around Space of course and each gives an interesting view into the potential for NASA resources and the game industry teaming up again.

In the title pictured below, Space Printer, players must colonize a Mars-like atmosphere with limited resources by gathering different elements from a spherical playing field. If you try to operate away from the home base for too long though, you will lose power and begin to take damage in the form of losing those same elements which you had just collected. Click here to give it a try now for free.

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RaiderZ: Broken Silence Trailer Released

RaiderZ: Broken Silence is an expansion pack from Perfect World Entertainment for their Free-to-Play Monster-Hunting MMO RaiderZ. You can sign up for the game here and you can also check out the video below:

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Counter Strike Creator Releases Tactical Insertion This Month Free-To-Play

The shooter Tactical Intervention from Counter Strike developer Minh Le is expected to release this month in North America on March 28 although there has yet to be a UK/EU date revealed. It’s being reported that Le left Valve in order to deliver a better Counter Strike experience in the form of multiple multiplayer online game modes such as Hostage and VIP Escort as well as a return to the free-to-play PC model rather than the Xbox 360 pay-per-play release that was seen recently. Tactical Intervention will serve as the delivery of this offer to gamers. Take a look at this gameplay below:

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Cannon Fodder 3 Unlocked for Public Free 2 Play Gaming

Cannon Fodder 3 Free 2 Play
In this first of many, Free2Play posts by RealGamerNewz, Cannon Fodder 3 has just been released on a playable website online. GFI Company has announced its hosting through WildTangent since April 25, 2012 is now being unlocked to the public. CLICK HERE to play the game now for free!
“Cannon Fodder 3 is a tactical action game, which inherited the style and traditions of the original game. The war goes on and its scale is nearly the same as before. 500 conscripts are sent to meet their destiny. What awaits them? A general’s stars or a bed of honor?”

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