An FPS Server guide for developers It's not rocket science and to be honest, most if not all of these features have been around for some time. However we keep seeing new games released, with a lot of these basic features missing. Click here to view the list of features we've been asking for since 2001
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It's been a while since Microsoft talked about PC gaming.....this is a nice change
As a part of the Windows team, we’re super excited about the Windows 10 Technical Preview that was just released! The final version of Windows 10 will ship with DirectX 12, and we think it's going to be awesome.
We especially encourage gamers to help us make this release great for you by becoming Windows Insiders. Game developers who are part of our DirectX 12 Early Access program have even more incentive to join the Windows Insider program. These game developers will receive everything they need to kickstart their DX12 development, including: updated runtime, API headers, drivers, documentation, and samples, all of which will work with the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Today, EA and DICE have released a massive 1.16GB patch that addresses many issues fans have had with the latest Battlefield release. Some improvements you can expect in today's patch include an improvement to soldiers' movements that match Battlefield 3's, improved revive mechanic and improvements to sights including close and medium range sight reticles and improved visibility for red glowing reticles. A new sub-game mode called Obliteration Competitive is also being included in today's patch. The new Battlefield 4 patch is now available across all platforms, although PC and PlayStation 3 players have some unique fixes not found on other platforms.
Valve casually announced today that there are over 100 million active Steam accounts. That is a lot of active Steam accounts. That's approaching the population of Mexico! The press release announcing today's store update also notes that 1,300 new games have been released on Steam in the past nine months for a total of "over 3,700 titles." It's pretty crazy that such a big percentage of Steam's library was released in less than a year. The gates are open, and the new features introduced today are meant to better connect those 100 million users with Steam's rapidly growing library.
Valve today launched the Steam Discovery Update, which introduces new functionality and features designed to optimize the Steam shopping experience as the number of new titles on Steam increases.
In the past nine months, Steam has added over 1,300 new titles and grown to over 100 million active accounts. Designed to meet the demands of this growth, the Steam Discovery Update delivers a smarter Home page, offering recommendations based on past purchases, recent playtime, and recommendations by friends.
Steam Search has also been updated with extremely detailed filters. And a new feature called Curators allows anyone to become a taste maker and build a following.
"We have made great efforts to increase the number of titles we can publish on Steam, which means more choices for customers," said Alden Kroll of Valve. "This update introduces multiple features and functionality to help customers explore Steam’s growing catalog and find the games they are most interested in playing."
Steam is a leading online platform for PC, Mac, and Linux software, games and digital entertainment with over 3,700 titles and 100 million active accounts. It is the product of Valve, creators of game technologies (Source, Steam) and numerous best-selling game franchises (Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, and Team Fortress).
Rising Storm: Armored Assault Free Content Pack - Now available on Steam!
Tripwire Interactive and Antimatter Games are pleased to announce the release of the Rising Storm: Armored Assault Free Content Pack. The new pack is loaded with free content for both Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2 including a new gun (German MG 42 light machine gun), two new light tanks (Russian T-70 & German Panzer III) along with an updated version of Arad 2, and two new official custom maps (Kobura & Tula Outskirts).
Armored Assault Free Content Pack Features Include:
- German MG 42 light machine gun added as veteran unlock for the Axis MG class (belt version as default in classic)
2 New Tanks
- Russian T-70 light tank - small, fast 2-man tank with a 45mm cannon, but lightly armored
- German Panzer III - smaller version of the Panzer IV, equipped with a 50mm cannon
New Official Custom Maps
- Kobura - Japanese attacking US defensive positions through jungle, streams and ruins
- TulaOutskirts - re-make of a classic map from the original Red Orchestra - a tough assault for the Germans through forest against prepared Russian positions
- Added a Greylist to allow mods to show up on the ranked server browser page but set servers into Custom mode
- Optional Community Map DLC
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