If you’ve yet to try Rainbow Six Siege, you can do so for free this weekend. Ubisoft has announced another free play weekend for Rainbow Six Siege and it kicks off tomorrow. If you are interested in playing what over 40 million others have tried, here’s another chance. The Rainbow Six Siege free weekend runs November 15-18 and is available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One users. It includes access to all maps, modes, and the 20 original operators. All progress earned during the free weekend will carry over to the full game upon purchase. As an incentive, Ubisoft has put the game on sale for up to 70% off. This includes the Starter, Standard, Advanced, Gold, and Complete Editions. The sale will last through November 30 – depending on the platform. A new update is in the works for Rainbow Six Siege, Operation Wind Bastion, and it includes two new Moroccan operators and the Fortress map. The defender operator, Jalal “Kaid” El Fassi, was detailed … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege free weekend for consoles, PC kicks off tomorrow
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There was a time, not so long ago, when every PC developer wanted to be on Steam. Getting your game on Steam — if you could manage to somehow contact Valve and impress the company with your wares — was a golden ticket to sales and success. Those days are over, according to the 20 developers I spoke with for this story. While selling a game on Steam has never been easier, only a “chosen few” are reportedly lucky enough to have Valve’s mysterious algorithm favor them with some promotional screen real estate, or popular enough to get a Valve representative to help them with a support ticket. The rest often feel like they’re on their own. For many Steam developers, this two-tiered and algorithmically curated culture of “one Steam for the popular, and one Steam for the rest” is leading to dissatisfaction, resentment and confusion. How this story began I started receiving emails from developers who wanted to air their concerns about Steam … [Read more...] about Steam developers speak: Maximum profits for Valve, minimum responsibilities
We Happy Few was not classified in Australia, which made it unsuitable for sale in the country. The reason for it being not classified was apparently the strict policies, on the drug use in the game. This had a lot of Cyberpunk fans in Australia worried, that what would it mean for Cyberpunk 2077? As we all know that not only it is open towards sex and nudity but also drugs and alcohol, so banning We Happy Few probably means no chance for Cyberpunk 2077. Well, the good news is that We Happy Few has been classified with an R 18+. So now it has been deemed suitable to be sold in Australia. After the game was refused a classification, an appeal was made by publisher Gearbox, which has now been deemed as successful. If you are interested, according to the board the drug use mechanic in the game, worked in such a way that it served as: “an incentive or reward for drug use and therefore, the game exceeds the R 18+ classification that states, ‘drug use related to incentives and … [Read more...] about We Happy Few Approved For Australia, Good News For Cyberpunk 2077 Fans
Will your game survive the onslaught of streaming and youtubers and less players we’re going to talk about why it might not coming up. What’s going on guys Tim Ruswick here from Game Dev Underground gdu.io helping you build finish and launch better games. Today we’re talking about streaming. Specifically streamers on Twitch or Let’s Players on YouTube or any one part of the influencer economy that kind of plays games online for other people to watch. (Video Transcription) Now this was brought to my attention actually by a Reddit post it was an AMA on Reddit and I was reading through it by a game developer who was traveling the world making games which I think is awesome. And they were talking about they use the words Survive Streaming and that really really got me to think like of a story when my girlfriend and I we were we were hanging out we were watching Markiplier one day right-wing Resident Evil biohazard came out. He was doing a full playthrough of it. I … [Read more...] about Will Your Game “Survive Streaming”?
We may be seeing the last days of the free games — Games With Gold, PlayStation Plus — as we’ve known them over the past eight years. Not immediately or imminently, but the seeming exhaustion of the PlayStation 3’s pool of worthy free games candidates this year is both understandable and a foreshadowing of what’s to come for Xbox, which got into this free games racket three full years after Sony. There is no question that Xbox One customers were better served this year. Of 74 games on PS Plus in 2017, six came from what I would consider major publishers other than Sony itself (Atlus, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Ubisoft — and Ubisoft’s contribution was a carved out DLC expansion to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag). Xbox got 18 out of 48 (2K Games, Electronic Arts, Square Enix and Ubisoft). Leaving aside their MSRP or the Metacritic score, that is what players are thinking when they hear, “You get free games each month.” I … [Read more...] about Games With Gold and PlayStation Plus free games: Change is inevitably coming