Brazilian Protests Yet Again
On Thursday, many gathered around a iconic church shouting "down with corruption" and "I can live without the World Cup". The massive crowd was said to grow to about 300,000 people in the streets of Rio De Janiero. Police used violent force against the people including tear gas. This isn't the first protest - protests have been going on for weeks and weeks of 10,000 Brazilians going throughout the streets night after night protesting to the government.
Heavy Weaponry In the Wrong Hands
Syrian rebels have received heavy weapons - including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles - from "brotherly nations that support the Syrian revolution," a rebel spokesman said Friday.
Free Syrian Army political and media coordinator Louay Almokdad told CNN during a phone call from Istanbul that Free Syrian Army leaders believe the weapons "will be a turning point" in the war against government forces "and will definitely change the rules of the war on the ground."
When Garry Newman pops up, right away you think of Garry's Mod. Not this time. His newest survival game, Rust, looks like a mixture between Autismcraft and GayZ. Still in the early stages of its development I think it's fair to say that we shouldn't judge it just yet.
Although, you can judge it yourself now by trying it out for free here
. To sign up for the open alpha, when prompt for a pass/code, just input random numbers until you are able to click to the next page.
broke it and now the random # thing doesn't work anymore. Thanks m8.
Battlefield 4 Features
Battlefield 4 is already looking pretty damn good from what has been seen from trailers and gameplay from E3, such as the collapsing skyscraper. However, there's a lot that wasn't shown that may be of interest to both casual gamers and die hard fans of the franchise.
Here are some features that you may not have known about
I'm not sure if all of the sniper rifles/scopes will have this feature, but there is a zeroing ability. If you don't know what this means, it's an adjustment to the scope that means you don't have to aim far above enemies' heads to hit them from long distances. To cycle between the ranges, the default key is 'V'. From what has been seen, this can only go up to 1000m on the 10x scope, which means that there's a possibility that the 20x scope will have further zeroing. However, zeroing has been confirmed. This should allow for a more accurate sniper mechanic.
This feature is definitely in the game and has caused some controversy. When you getting knifed, from the front, there is a 1 second window in which you may counter knife. Some people have said that 1 second is too much and others suggest that different times should be applied depending on the direction of attack, with knifing from behind only allowing 0.25 seconds to react. It is not possible to counter a counter-knife.
Despite gameplay that has been seen from E3, Demize, the core gameplay designer at DICE has stated that:
You cannot counter knife attacks: From the side, behind or if you are prone. You can ONLY counter Front Attacks when you are Crouched or Standing.
This means that any counter-knifing seen from behind, the sides or whilst proning is a bug.
Whilst swimming, players can now use a pistol, though aiming down sights isn't possible. There is the ability to knife whilst in water currently in the pre-alpha, though there is no confirmation that this will stay in the game due to bugs.
C4 and Flashbangs
A huge problem in Battlefield 3 (for me, at least) was that C4 had to be places, rather than thrown. This meant that to place C4 on a tank, you had to pretty much touch it, which isn't the best idea ever. For people who were equally as frustrated, the C4 is now throw-able and it slides! This seems to (so far) look rather unrealistic, but creates an interesting gameplay element - drivers will have to be much more aware now. C4 has also been moved to Recon to better balance the classes.
In addition to the C4, flashbangs have been introduced. These are pretty basic, with the same mechanic of any other game - you are blinded and deafened unless you turn away. Also, it is worth noting that suppression has been seen less, with sniper rifles and light machine guns providing the most.
Steam Game Sharing Coming Soon?
As many of you probably opt into every Steam beta that comes out I bet that most of you don't take a look at what's changed on the back-end.
A user of NeoGAF.com discovered that in a file of the new beta there are references that Steam is working on allowing users to create a shared game library, once someone is playing your game and you want to play the player will get a message telling them to quit the game.
"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicense_Title" "Shared game library"
"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_OwnerText" "Just so you know, your games are currently in use by %borrower%. Playing now will send %borrower% a notice that it’s time to quit."
"SteamUI_JoinDialog_SharedLicenseLocked_BorrowerText" "This shared game is currently unavailable. Please try again later or buy this game for your own library."
If you want to take a look at the code yourself you have to first go to the Steam settings and opt into the beta, once you did that you have to head to your Steam folder and go to "Public" then open the file named "steamui_english.txt". (Line 215, or do a ctrl+f)
Rumor: Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3 in development?
question that has been asked over and over again - "Will we see Half-Life 3?". Many people gave up asking for it, it looks like we never going to see a red crowbar ever again. Don't give up your hopes just yet!
Some folks at ValveTime
received some screenshots that have been taken from Valve's internal project-tracking software Jira. On there we can see a list of games including the email addresses of 42 employees that are on the project "Half-Life 3", but also for "Left 4 Dead 3" and others.
Note that the source of these screenshots are anonymous and cannot be verified. Also these projects could be canceled, Jira is just a catalog with everything where Valve is or was working on.
They also saw several Source 2 groups, we already know Valve is working on that new engine but the amount of groups suggests that the engine is very deep into development.
ValveTime keeps updating their post and made a list of 791 "projects"
that were found in this database.
More information about this rumor can be found at ValveTime
Microsoft does a 180