Perfect World has launched a new server with numerous events

My.Games has announced the launch of a new Arcturus server for MMORPG Perfect World. Anyone can now start from scratch pumping their favorite classes, as well as participate in many events.

“Today an event has happened that has been awaited for so long by everyone who wants to start their journey in the Ideal World. New server “Arcturus” is open for players! Exciting marathons, a new reward system for activity, increased rates and other interesting events await pioneers. We wish the brave warriors success in the development of uncharted lands! ”, The announcement says.
Some events offer to develop your house, while others offer a character to complete the quest chain, gain the level of the Sky of Power, and so on. A generous reward is given for fulfilling the conditions. In addition, those who wish can activate the promotional codes ARCTUR1, ARCTUR2 and ARCTUR3 and receive the “Legacy Seals” (3 codes will allow you to get items for three characters on one account), which increase the amount of experience by 3 times. The publisher also launched a competition with various real prizes.

MMORPG Fractured can be tried for free during a five-day playtest

The developers of the isometric MMORPG Fractured also decided to present a gift to the players. For five days, from December 30, 2020 to January 3, 2021, the game will be available to everyone. To download the client and log in, it will be enough just to register on the official website.

But that’s not all:

The characters created will start immediately with all existing abilities unlocked and 60 talent points.
The storage will contain a full set of armor of each type, as well as all types of weapons.
Everyone can collect resource nodes (they are not associated with a city).
Playtest has its own purpose. Thus, the authors want to test PvP. Players will be able to assess the current balance of skills and weapons, talents, karma and prison system.

Users can also win free access to a future alpha or even a key to the full game. To do this, you need to take first place in one of the competitions:

For the highest PvP rating.
The best game screenshot.
Best / most creative character build.
The greatest amount of knowledge gained.
Coolest plot of land.

Microsoft Flight Simulator gets virtual reality support

The developers at Asobo Studio have announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator has finally received its long-awaited virtual reality support.
The game supports Windows Mixed Reality devices including the HP Reverb G2, HP Reverb G1, and Samsung Odyssey +, as well as Oculus, Valve Index, and HTC Vive helmets.
In addition, the update added two new training missions to the game to help take off and land on the Airbus A320neo, new weather conditions with snow and ice and new free coloring pages, including coloring pages for alpha and beta testers.

Finally, in honor of the winter holidays, the developers have decorated 12 attractions around the world with festive lights.

Analysis of the gameplay trailer for Crimson Desert – a single player game with MMO elements from Pearl Abyss

The gameplay trailer for Crimson Desert was unveiled at The Game Awards 2020 on December 11. Unlike the teasers and videos presented earlier, this 5 minutes 30 seconds video is completely composed of real gameplay and real game scenes.

We could not pass by and not make out new facts about the “Red Desert”. After all, it seems that the direction of development has changed dramatically and now we are seeing not the expected MMORPG, but an adventure RPG with an open world and MMO elements.

Adventure game with open world, exploration and secrets
Pearl Abyss backed away from the decision to make a full-fledged MMORPG and wanted to focus on the plot and gameplay. Thus, the novelty has become more like a mixture of Asassin’s Creed, Dragon’s Dogma and a little Monster Hunter. In the trailer, you can watch several beautiful story scenes with McDuff, his opponents and allies. Basically, these are the conversations of the characters, but there are also jumping on the dragon and further control of it, dueling in the middle of the city.

Also, the developers did not forget about the research. You can see various secrets, portals and solutions to mysteries, which are likely to give our character new abilities and talents. As for the setting, it looks like a symbiosis of Scandinavian and European mythologies. And in the trailer there are absolutely no characters with Asian appearance and all the heroes are Europeans or representatives of fantasy races.

Another interesting point is the diversity of biomes and climatic conditions. In the beginning, we are shown mountains with clouds, beautiful forests, winter and even desert landscapes. All this indicates the appearance in the game of changing weather, times of day and maybe even seasons, as in BDO.

Also Payvel, judging by the trailer, is simply huge and along its entire length there are roads, castles, cities in architectural styles corresponding to the area. Almost everywhere, according to the plot, military operations are being conducted.

Analysis of the gameplay trailer for Crimson Desert – a single player game with MMO elements from Pearl Abyss

The gameplay trailer for Crimson Desert was unveiled at The Game Awards 2020 on December 11. Unlike the teasers and videos presented earlier, this 5 minutes 30 seconds video is completely composed of real gameplay and real game scenes.

We could not pass by and not make out new facts about the “Red Desert”. After all, it seems that the direction of development has changed dramatically and now we are seeing not the expected MMORPG, but an adventure RPG with an open world and MMO elements.

Adventure game with open world, exploration and secrets
Pearl Abyss backed away from the decision to make a full-fledged MMORPG and wanted to focus on the plot and gameplay. Thus, the novelty has become more like a mixture of Asassin’s Creed, Dragon’s Dogma and a little Monster Hunter. In the trailer, you can watch several beautiful story scenes with McDuff, his opponents and allies. Basically, these are the conversations of the characters, but there are also jumping on the dragon and further control of it, dueling in the middle of the city.

Also, the developers did not forget about the research. You can see various secrets, portals and solutions to mysteries, which are likely to give our character new abilities and talents. As for the setting, it looks like a symbiosis of Scandinavian and European mythologies. And in the trailer there are absolutely no characters with Asian appearance and all the heroes are Europeans or representatives of fantasy races.

Another interesting point is the diversity of biomes and climatic conditions. In the beginning, we are shown mountains with clouds, beautiful forests, winter and even desert landscapes. All this indicates the appearance in the game of changing weather, times of day and maybe even seasons, as in BDO.

Also Payvel, judging by the trailer, is simply huge and along its entire length there are roads, castles, cities in architectural styles corresponding to the area. Almost everywhere, according to the plot, military operations are being conducted.

MMORPG Temtem Out in Early Access on PlayStation 5

On PlayStation 5, the MMORPG Temtem, inspired by the popular Pokemon series, is out in early access. In this project, players will have to collect creatures called Temtems, complete tasks and participate in PvP battles. The standard edition can be purchased for 2749 rubles, and the Deluxe Edition is sold for 3999 rubles. After the official release, the price will increase.

Temtem currently offers 30 hours of story campaign, 100 temtems, home ownership system, ranked matchmaking, weekly challenges, and more. Together with future updates, it is planned to add 61 Temtems to the game, an auction, the Club Wars clan PvP mode, the hardcore Nuzlocke mode, a mythical Temtem and in-game tournaments. For more details on the PS5 version, see our previous game update.

Recall that Temtem was released on PC in early 2020. The game supports cross-platform multiplayer between PC and PS5.

Kate Bishop joins the Avengers team in Marvel’s Avengers

The latest free update to the third-person action game Marvel’s Avengers has added a new heroine to the game named Kate Bishop. She is an archer with her own super moves, skills, finishing moves and cosmetic items. Skills allow her to deal high damage, teleport, and create hologram decoy.

Kate Bishop became available with the start of the first season of The Avengers Initiative. The game has a new plot operation “Purple Arrow”, in which players will learn the story of a new character and will be able to uncover a conspiracy concerning Commander Nick Fury, time travel and a new adversary of the super-adaptoid. You can complete the story either alone or in a group of four.

New Genshin Impact event will feature food delivery

During this event, you will take on the role of a food delivery man. On a special page, you can find orders from Sarah from Good Hunter, Smiling Yan Xiao from Wanshu Inn and Chef Mao from Narodny Choice Restaurant. But not everything is so simple! Quests usually have certain conditions that will require you to avoid certain situations, such as flying, climbing, taking damage, sprinting or being exposed to elements.

A reward is awarded for each delivered order. By completing all three orders per day, you can get the Source Stones. It will also not do without temporary tasks for the Battle Pass, which will help you level up faster.

“Winter Festival” in Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming

The online strategy update was released on December 4th. The New Year event “Winter Festival” has been launched, preparations are underway for the next major event, “War of the Kingdoms”.

By participating in the December Winter Festival event, you can get valuable gifts for daily registration in the game. A full description of the festival and rewards is available right in the strategy.

The developers are actively working on the interface and correct operation of the future Kingdoms War event.

Operation “Broken Fang” in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CS: GO developers have presented a new update “Broken Fang” with the operation of the same name. The patch includes two new game modes, maps, a battle pass, a tagging system and tons of cosmetic items.

Introduced Premier mode, where players will be able to prioritize and ban unnecessary kats before the start of the match.

Officially added Bomb Retakes Mode. There are special set-up cards, and the battle goes up to 8 victorious rounds. Players who purchase the Operation Pass will have access to expanded profile stats, missions, numerous rewards to choose from, and the Broken Fang case.

The range of maps has been expanded with the following new items: Ancient, Engage, Apollo, Guard, Elysion and Frostbite for the Danger Zone.

Sword Art Online 2 Added Weddings

With the December 3rd update, SAO 2 added full Wedding functionality with a relationship system, gifts and ceremony. Launched a new season of the Tunnel Map event.

Now all players can improve relations with their desired friends by giving roses and gifts to move to the “Beloved” status. After accumulating 10,000 relationship points, players have the right to get married.

“Christmas Eve” and “Spaceport” at Point Blank

The online shooter installs an update from December 3, adding a New Year card “Christmas Eve”. The patch also includes a new location for the “Antigrav” mode and holiday rates for experience and currency.

The traditional Christmas Eve card returns for the New Year holidays. Now in the “Antigrav” mode you can try out the unusual map “Spaceport”.

Ubisoft spoke about Rainbow Six Siege for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Ubisoft has shared the details of the free Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege update for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which will be rolling out to all game owners on the current console generation. In addition to multiple graphics modes, allowing you to choose between fair 4K @ 60fps and dynamic 4K @ 120fps, players will be able to quickly select multiplayer modes through a menu of so-called activity cards.

In addition, the developers promise full support for the DuealSense controller for the new Sony console for a deeper immersion.

“The adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller resist being pulled like real triggers, and each weapon or device delivers a different tactile sensation when the R2 trigger is pulled,” says SIE Senior Content and Communications Officer Tim Tury.

“From weak resistance when firing a pistol to stronger when firing a light machine gun. Even the fact that the difference between a single shot and a burst can be understood not only by the sound and the image on the screen will contribute to your immersion in the game. “

The update will be available on December 1st.

Cyberpunk 2077 developers show how the game will look on the PlayStation 5

CD Projekt RED unexpectedly showed seven more minutes of Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay. This time the developers decided to demonstrate how the game looks on the PlayStation platform. In the video, you can see the performance and graphics in the PS4 version as well as in the PlayStation 5 version, which works through backward compatibility technology.

Curiously, the authors have chosen for the demonstration many frames from the prologue for “Nomad”, which was recently shown by an unlucky thief. As a reminder, he somehow got a disc with Cyberpunk 2077, started a stream and successfully broadcast the game for 20 minutes. Only then did CDPR ask Twitch to close the broadcast.

As you can see, the game performs well on PS4 Pro and handles the load, even when Night City is flooded with rain.

Cyberpunk 2077 will be released on December 10 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Owners of new consoles will be able to launch the game using backward compatibility.

Hearthstone fans started massively underestimating the game’s rating

Hearthstone fans have started massively underestimating the game’s rating in the App Store and Google Play online stores. In the service for iOS, Blizzard’s CCI score has already dropped to 3.5 points out of 5. the Campaign against developers was organized by reddit users.

Gamers are unhappy with the new economic model in Hearthstone. In reviews in the App Store, users began to massively put the game one or two stars, reproaching Blizzard for greed. In addition, some of the negative ratings are related to technical problems with the new Hearthstone add-on. According to gamers, the app often crashes and slows down.

On reddit, users said they hope to attract the attention of developers with this promotion. Many gamers claim that they are not ready to spend more time and money on the game in order to continue to be competitive in the CCI. Before the release of the third expansion in 2020, Blizzard Entertainment introduced a new reward system in Hearthstone. The company promised that with it, players will receive at least as much gold as before, but in practice it turned out quite the opposite.

A fan showed what the Witcher 3 would look like if it were a Japanese role-playing game

A user under the nickname kishi_kun showed what the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would look like if the game was created on the basis of the RPG Maker program. The gamer presented a number of screenshots in a similar style, which depict the characters of the CD Projekt RED title. Kishi_kun shared his work on reddit.

RPG Maker is a program that allows users to create their own role-playing video games. Most often, it is used to develop titles of the JRPG genre (Japanese role-playing game). Most of the programs in this series were released in Japanese, but recently localized versions have also begun to appear.

Kishi_kun once a week puts on reddit a new fragment of the game, made with the help of RPG Maker. The user creates separate scenes of dialogues between the key characters of the third part and additions to it.

Demon’s Souls is already available on PlayStation 5. Watch the release trailer

PlayStation Studios and Bluepoint Games have released a release trailer for Demon’s Souls. The game can already be played not only on Twitch, but also on PlayStation 5, provided that you are a game journalist or, for example, live in Japan or North America. Russians, like residents of most European countries, will have to wait for November 19th.

Rebuilt from the ground up and vastly improved, the remake will open up a fog-steeped world of fantasy nightmares for a new generation of players. Those who have already passed the rigors of the original game will be able to enjoy the superb graphics and amazing performance of the game and challenge the darkness again.

The lust for power prompted King Allant, the 12th monarch of Boletaria, to perform the ancient ritual of summoning souls. His call was answered by a powerful demon living since the beginning of time – the Elder. The call of the Elder caused a colorless mist to appear, enveloping the entire kingdom. From the darkness arose terrible creatures, greedy for human souls. Having lost their souls, people also lost their minds – now they were only driven by a fierce desire to kill those who retained their sanity.

The Mortal Kombat adaptation is in trouble. The film was postponed indefinitely

The creators of the film adaptation of had unexpected problems. The film was filmed back in December last year, but, as it turned out, additional shooting was required. For obvious reasons, it is not possible to carry out them right now. Moreover, new producers wanted to correct some scenes and shoot new producers back in March, but it was then that the pandemic forced the European states to “close”.

Todd Garner, one of the film’s producers, answered the question “will there be any surprise” anytime soon. There really was a surprise, but only with a minus sign. Garner spoke not only about the problems with filming, but also with the release date.

GRAN TURISMO 7 SHOULD EXIT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2021, APPROVES SMALL FONT BY SONY

At the June presentation of the nextgen, Sony announced Gran Turismo 7. There is little information about the game at the moment, and the release date has not been officially disclosed.

But they are revealed in advertising materials from Sony. According to GT Planet, the PlayStation 5 banner with Gran Turismo 7 on the cover has begun to be shown for residents of Canada on YouTube. The screenshot of the game is signed with the phrase in French small print: “The release is scheduled for the first half of 2021”.

GT Planet also claims that the ad screenshot itself is new. This is a Porsche 917K on the Trial Mountain circuit – both the car and the circuit were shown in the debut trailer for Gran Turismo 7, but from a different angle and with a different number.

Sony previously said that Gran Turismo 7 will take full advantage of the PlayStation 5’s capabilities with ray tracing, fast load times, tactile feedback and trigger resistance on DualSense, and Tempest 3D AudioTech surround sound support.

GABE NEWELL WILL LAUNCH THE GARDEN GNOME FROM HALF-LIFE 2: EPISODE TWO INTO SPACE – FOR REAL!

One of the achievements in Half-Life 2: Episode Two is to launch the garden gnome Chomsky on a rocket into space, for which you have to carry him with you for almost the entire game. Complicated? “Hold my tire iron,” says Gabe Newell, who is about to send the dwarf to the stars for real.

Of course, the head of Valve does this for a reason, but for the sake of charity in conjunction with the private space company Rocket Lab. For every viewer who connects to the gnome launch broadcast, Newell will donate one dollar to the pediatric intensive care unit at Starship, a children’s hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, where he has been since the beginning of the pandemic.

Chomsky will fly over 14 days starting November 15. After 30 satellites are put into orbit, the rocket must reorient and re-enter the atmosphere in such a way as to completely burn out, making the survival of the gnome unlikely.

The initiative is also supported by Weta Workshop, a special effects and cinema props company that has worked on the Lord of the Rings films, among others. It was she who made the gnome (from titanium).

“The mission is a tribute to the innovation and creativity of gamers around the world, and aims to test and prepare new 3D printing technology that can be used for future spacecraft components,” says the Rocket Lab website.

WIZARDRY SERIES HAS FIND NEW OWNERS AND PREPARES TO CONTINUE

Wizardry is a famous role-playing series from the eighties, which, together with Ultima, is considered the ancestor of RPG. She even influenced two of the biggest JRPG franchises in history – Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. Now Wizardry has new owners – the Japanese company Drecom.

Drecom acquired copyright and trademark rights for Wizardry both in Japan and the rest of the world. The games now owned by Drecom include Wizardry 6, Wizardry 7, Wizardry 8, and Wizardry Gold. The company intends to develop a new part of the series.

Gematsu clarifies that Drecom is primarily focused on mobile games. Among them – Disgaea RPG, mobile version of Everybody’s Golf and Digimon Arise. Chuika suggests that the new Wizardry may also be mobile.

Wizardry settled in Japan for a reason: despite the fact that the series was born in North America, by force of circumstances, it turned out to be extremely popular in the Land of the Rising Sun. For example, for many Western players, the series ended in 2001, after the release of Wizardry 8. In 2003, Sir-Tech, the company that created Wizardry, closed.

But in Japan, a lot of spin-offs and ports have been produced since 1991 – the flow did not stop until 2014. During this time, the Japanese managed to release a computer MMO based on Wizardry, build the Wizardry Gaiden and Wizardry Empire sub-series, and also develop several mobile RPGs, including all sorts of “gachas”.

PATH OF EXILE EXTENSION RELEASE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO DON’T INTERCUT WITH CYBERPUNK 2077

For projects starting in the next couple of months, December was a ray of hope: here it is, the month when the audience will at least wake up a little bit from the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 and remember the existence of other games! But no, now the month of “Cyberpunk” is December, which means it’s time to look for a new refuge.

Grinding Gear Games announced that it is postponing the 3.13 update for Path of Exile to “not force gamers to choose between two games.” The patch was going to be published on December 11, but from now on December 10 Cyberpunk 2077 starts, so they decided to postpone the update for Path of Exile until January. And so that fans have something to do during the New Year holidays, special events will be launched in Diabloid.

At the same time, production of 3.13 is going to be finished according to plan – by mid-December. The scale of the update will also remain unchanged, but the schedule for further releases may shift – more on this later, when Grinding Gear will sort out the issue itself. The freed up time after the 3.13 port will be devoted to the development of the next major patch – 3.14.