The developers of Back 4 Blood, the recently released co-op zombie shooter, believe that the game in its current form is still too difficult. In the month since the title first released, some who have been playing Back 4 Blood have complained that the game is still too hard in certain instances, despite playing on lower difficulties. Fortunately, those at Turtle Rock Studios have heard those complaints and are soon looking to make alterations.
While Linux kernel 5.15 is shy to appear in the stable software repositories of some of the most popular GNU/Linux distributions these days (hint: it just hit Arch Linux’s repos on Friday), development on the next major kernel series, Linux 5.16, is ramping up, and now it’s time to go out and test the first RC (Release Candidate).
During their time as an accessibility and sensitivity designer in gaming, Joanna Blackhart has seen the best and worst sides of the industry. The writer and consultant started their career as a gaming quality assurance and customer service specialist, working for Blizzard Entertainment between 2005 and 2008 before leaving due to the company’s notoriously toxic work culture.
The tide of accessibility in games is turning. Ground-breaking releases like The Last of Us Part 2, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Forza Horizon 5, recently, show us what can be accomplished when you think about accessibility in the right way. They show us that by consulting the right people and by factoring accessibility deep into the foundations of your game, you can invite and enable more people to enjoy it than ever before.
Valve and Microsoft have come to an agreement to waive the Havok Engine fee which will make modding games like Team Fortress 2 and Half-Life: Alyx easier. In a tweet from @TF2CCWiki - who reached out to Valve to ask about getting an asset license for the Havok physics engine, which usually costs $50,000 - Valve has said that it has reached an agreement with Microsoft - who currently owns the engine - to waive the $50k fee on future mods, making it easier for fans to mod Team Fortress 2 as well as Valve’s other titles.
Linus Torvalds has loosed the first release candidate for version 5.16 of the Linux kernel. In his Sunday afternoon State of the Kernel announcement, Torvalds indicated the merge window for the new release did not include any "uhhuh, things aren't working and now I need to bisect where they broke" moments. Work therefore proceeded swiftly, so much so that not even travelling for a few days and using a laptop (which Torvalds wrote is "usually fairly painful") delayed progress.
From the creator of Party in my Droom and Kingdom of Heckfire, a new game, Single City has been soft-launched globally. Here the player's objective is to gain fame and obtain power. In this city, you are just not going to live a completely different life but also make your way up the social ladder.
AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux, both of which provide community builds of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), have released builds matching RHEL 8.5, with Rocky's work catching up with Alma by being signed for secure boot. Would-be CentOS replacements AlmaLinux and Rocky Linux track RHEL closely, and differ from CentOS Stream...
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Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is an extremely useful compatibility layer that enables users to run Linux binaries natively on supported Windows devices, without having to download dedicated virtual machines (VMs). Microsoft previously allowed people to enable WSL from the "Turn Windows Features on or off" dialog box, but last month, it began offering installations via the Microsoft Store as well. Today, the company has rolled out pre-release version 0.50.2 of WSL.
Publisher Neowiz and developer Megusta Game have announced that pixel-art action RPG Unsouled will launch today on Steam Early Access. Unsouled was originally formally announced back in October 2019 by PQube, though the game has been in development by a lone South Korean developer since 2015. News on the title has been somewhat sparse since its announcement, though Megusta Game has been providing more regular updates in recent months. Now under a new publisher, the game is planned to be in Early Access until mid-2022.
Squid Game, the huge Netflix hit, was always going to inspire others and it clearly did with the free multiplayer title Crab Game and the developer has now put up a Linux build on Steam. It looks completely ridiculous of course but it's surprisingly fun to play and watch. Crab...
Microsoft has released a brand-new Xbox console update that features Game Accessibility Feature Tags, along with additional accessibility features including color filters, audio settings, and more. First, this month's console update introduces new and improved color filters on Xbox Series X|S, making gaming easier for players with color blindness or...
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt developer Sharkmob announced on November 15 that the game’s early access period is nearing its end and that the official release date will be pushed back to ensure the game is in a good shape at launch. In a lengthy blog post, the studio explained what comes next for the battle royale title, which has a new release window of early 2022.
Microsoft's latest video game consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S, are able to play every Xbox One, minus the Kinect titles, as well as hundreds of Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer talking with Axios has called for the video game industry to...
Multiplatform gamers obviously gain quite a bit from this deal, as Game Pass Ultimate bundles together Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. You’ll get unlimited access to a full range of titles across platforms, including upcoming Halo, Gears of War, and other Microsoft first-party game releases on PC.
The Gaming Accessibility Team at Microsoft is pleased to announce that Game Accessibility Feature Tags are now available to all users of the Microsoft Store on Xbox and Xbox.com. We are also excited to announce the availability of this information to all users, for the first time, in the Xbox App on PC and the mobile Xbox Game Pass app.
Higan is a multi-system emulator. Previously, Higan was known as Bsnes, a super Nintendo emulator. However, Higan still supports Super Nintendo roms, and in this guide, we’ll show you how to play them with this app. Note: AddictiveTips in no way endorses using Higan to play Super Nintendo ROMS that...
Sandbox survival/war game Myth of Empires is now in early access on PC, developer Angela Game announced today. As we learned when we covered last month's beta announcement, MoE is a hodgepodge of several game styles, where you'll start with basic survival and then seek your fortune as a great warlord, leading armies to victory over a huge Asian-inspired continent.