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Hot Guns full release now available on Steam

hot guns full release now available on steam in linux gaming news

Now with a full release in gaming news, Hot Guns. Hence this #fast and #destructive action-platformer for Linux, SteamOS and Windows PC. All with a different variation of random #gameplay. Now the full release is available on Steam.

So I have to admit, my first impression is Broforce. The epic shooter platformer that boasts a roster of nostalgia beyond compare. Let alone the multiplayer action. Yet it seems we have a contender, Hot Guns.

What’s the Story

Since serious problems arise. The quick and simple solution, the only choice, they call for you. So conventional methods of operation “shoot first then shoot again!”. The mission, eliminate the 3 guys in charge. Hence the rather predictable but well armed organisation. Here players will get coordinates, a pager, powerful guns. And even bigger news, access to unlimited ca$h. While working on the basis of what you find is yours.

Hot Guns Features

  • Full-action Single Player story mode
  • Up to 4 Players in the Local Co-op missions [more to come with the updates]
  • Local Deathmatch arenas
  • An awful a lot of justified violence
  • Powerfully messy guns
  • Milions of fake currency to collect (it can be spend to buy even more powerful guns !)
  • Gadgets which will make running and shooting even more pleasant
  • Achievements
  • And who knows what else [with future news updates]

So all of the Hot Guns gaming mayhem is available now on Steam. Hence this release comes with a 15% discount until May 5th for Linux, SteamOS and Windows PC.

Feral Fury gory top-down shooter releases today on Steam

feral fury gory top-down shooter releases today on steam in linux gaming news

Since developer Skandivania Games launched the Greenlight in gaming news. So now the dev’s are excited to #launch Feral Fury, the #gory top-down #shooter on Steam. Completely available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence a singleplayer game developed in GameMaker: Studio.

Story

Long after humankind perished in the flames of the oil wars. Hence the great panda empire is expanding throughout the galaxy as the new dominant power. Since the old world is in ashes and an endless need for bamboo. The entire planets are turned into plantations, and the flames of war are lit once again.

The trailer below shows off the gameplay itself. Since this is a straight forward gory shooter, with familiar sounds. Yet I can’t place where I heard the game audio before. Never the less, Feral Fury is definitely worth playing.

Features:

  • 15 Procedurally-generated stages split into 5 chapters
  • Tons of items including helmets, weapons, drones, power ups, scrolls and more
  • Collect orbs to unlock permanent upgrades
  • Find secret stages and hidden keys to unlock special shops and merchants
  • Unlockable characters
  • Endless Daily Run – Take the fight to the leaderboards once a day. All in a locked seed with 3 random items and 1 random curse. Such as slippery floor, bouncing enemy bullets.

Since we previously announced Feral Fury in gaming news. The Steam release is set at a price of $6.99 USD including a 20% discount during launch week. Hence the top-down shooter is available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Ballistic Overkill hits full release on Steam

ballistic overkill hits full release on steam in linux gaming news

In this latest news, developer #Aquiris Game Studio has finally has a #fullrelease for Ballistic Overkill. So 2 years later and the PvP style class-based shooter #launches for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While now having sold over 50,000 copies to date. All spread across the US, Brazil, China and Germany. While holding a solid 83% positive review rate on Steam. Attracting both hardcore and casual FPS gamers.
Many praising Ballistic Overkill and comparing with classic and modern gaming titles of the genre. So games like Quake III Arena, the original Unreal Tournament, Call of Duty MW2 or Battlefield 3. Personally Ballistic Overkill is more of a Call of Duty meets GI Joe gaming experience. So gameplay is different than say Day of Infamy.

Therefore the studio is pleased to announce the big news, the project out of Early Access. While thanking all those devoted community for supporting the project during all these months. Hence all of the amazing feedback for Aquiris to create the final product. Yet the project is not yet closed, only the release version. So the studio will continue to improve the game after launch. Both in coming news for extra content and features. Activision and Sledgehammer really need to take notes here, seriously.

Ballistic Overkill – Official Launch Trailer:

So all that “ Early Access skin season” is now closed on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Hence these skins are not available in-game. However players will be able to get them by trading in the Steam Market.

About Ballistic Overkill gaming:

ARCADE
So jump into a fast paced online PvP shooter, it’s easy to pick up and play. With 7 unique classes equally capable of dominating a match. Hence no wimpy support class: in Ballistic Overkill everyone is a killer!

ADDICTIVE
Skills and weapons are progressively unlocked as you gain experience from battles. Opening new ways to play and different tactics. So you can configure multiple loadouts. Creating different builds for each soldier, offering an increasing variety of gameplay styles.

AFFORDABLE
Ballistic Overkill is optimized to run on many low-end PC’s. So you don’t need a high powered rig to play (you can play with an Intel HD 4400 without trouble). And the game is priced fairly, at least to the amount of content available and in future updates.

Content and Features:

  • OVER 80 WEAPONS. From pistols, grenade launchers, SMGs, sniper rifles, katanas, etc.
  • 7 CLASSES. Each with its particular skills, strengths and weaknesses.
  • 10 MAPS. A museum, a corporate park, a mall and even an abandoned hospital and factory, Ballistic Overkill covers a wide variety of locations in its 10 maps. They come in all sizes, but all of them have their own atmosphere, personality and a design that makes them unique to play on.
  • 4 GAME MODES. All maps have multiple game modes available: Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Capture Point, King of the Hill.
  • STEAM MARKET INTEGRATION. With over 80 weapons in game, there’s always a new way to kill your enemies in Ballistic Overkill. But even better, all weapons have droppable skins that you can trade and/or sell through the Steam Market system. Every couple of months, the drop Season changes, allowing players to drop different skins and seek different accessories.
  • CUSTOM PRIVATE SERVER CREATION. Players can create their own servers, choose a map and game mode and invite their friends to play.

Ballistic Overkill is available on Steam and Humble Store for $11.99 ‎USD on Linux, Mac and Windows PC. While all players should not have any issue running the game.

System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8000 Series or better
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Day of Infamy WW2 shooter officially launches on Steam

day of infamy ww2 shooter officially launches on steam linux gaming news

Welcome to the front line of gaming news, here the full #launch of #WorldWar2 #shooter Day of Infamy. Hence New World Interactive, creators of Insurgency and Insurgency: Sandstorm are proud to announce the official launch out of Early Access for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Day of Infamy shooter went live on New World’s Twitch channel. So you can still catch the past broadcast, which features developer interviews and of course gameplay.

Since Day of Infamy started back in late 2015 as a mod for Insurgency. Created by the developers at New World and a members of modding community members. Hence an announcement at the PC Gaming show at E3 2016, Day of Infamy releasing into Early Access in June 2016.

Since New World has worked to stay true to their design established by Insurgency. Shaping Day of Infamy into a unique game that can stand on its own. Since this point, the release has received an very positive 88% review score in the last 30 days.

Day of Infamy Features include:

  • 8 player Cooperative gameplay versus challenging AI opponents in three game modes and two difficulty levels.
  • Up to 32 player Multiplayer gameplay in four wave-based game modes with the Battles playlist. Alternatively, 24 player game modes in three single-life and objective-reinforcement playlist Special Assignment.
  • 10 maps – Ranging from war-torn cities to farm villages, and fortified beachheads to snow-covered forests.
  • Over 70 historical weapons and attachments, whether you’re fighting for the U.S. Army, Commonwealth Forces or the German Wehrmacht.
  • 9 player classes, providing a variety of experiences depending on what the player prefers.
  • Unit system – Unlock historic units as you rank up, which are then playable as in-game characters with new uniforms, headgear, badges, and voices. Ranking up does not provide players with any gameplay advantages, so gameplay balance will always remain purely skill-based.
  • Mod support and Workshop integration providing players with a vast array of community-created content. Built on Valve’s Source Engine, the SDK is one of the most familiar out there. Modders can replace models, textures, sounds and user interfaces in the game, as well as add new maps or total conversions using the game’s theater scripting system. There are already over 480 mods which have been created during the game’s early access phase.

Since the Day of Infamy launch is significant gaming news. Eager players can buy the full release on Steam for Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $19.99 (USD).

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds could see a native Linux release

playerunknown's battlegrounds could see a native release early access linux gaming news

The big talk in gaming news right now seems to revolve around Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Hence this #multiplayer online #survivalshooter takes on the #games like H1Z1 and even The Culling, head to head. With two days to go before this Unreal Engine 4 based makes a debut on Steam Early Access for Windows PC. Taking the scavenging sandbox style of gameplay and packing it into a murderous battle royale.

Since this is a last-man-standing shooter, the title is being developed with a focus on community feedback. The game is being created by developer Bluehole Inc, offering players a true survival shooters. Where everyone starts with nothing. So players must fight to locate weapons and supplies in a battle to be the lone survivor. Sound familiar?

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is a realistic, high tension game, set on a massive 8×8 km island. While including a significant level of detail for an Early Access release, highlighting Unreal Engine 4’s capabilities.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds official trailer:

So looking back in the genre, one of the earlist battle royale was an Arma 2 mod created by PlayerUnknown (aka Brendan Greene). Now, after helping develop and shape H1Z1: King of the Kill. Greene has now teamed up with the Tera developers Bluehole Studio. Basically developing a commercial Hunger Games. Not a bad deal considering the success of both the DayZ mod and H1Z1: King of the Kill.

Gameplay

Gameplay is straight forward, a battle royale consisting of 64 players on one 8km island. Each scavenging for weapons, vehicles, and supplies. Then taking a strategic stance to hide, sneak around and murder each other.

Seeing how most of those survival strategy shooters are somewhat janky, one well developed game with cross-platform support would be great. Even though I’ve never played King of the Kill, I do know that it is still the third-most played game on Steam. Behind Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive of course.

Linux release:

So we reached out to Bluehole, hoping for some positive news and to confirm Unreal Engine 4. Here’s the reply:

“At this point, all of our resources are focused on making that Steam launch on 3/23.

Once we are settled with the Steam launch, we’ll be looking into other platforms, with consoles already being in our plans.”

Since this is not a definite gaming news confirmation, the developers are interested in further platform support. And while this is not a “no” to Linux, it looks like we will have to wait and see. Hopefully not too far after the Early Access release. Considering there are no further details being made regarding a Linux build, let alone any mention of Vulkan support.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds will be priced at $29.99 USD on Early Access on Steam March 23rd. With a plan to reach the full launch in a six months time frame. All while basing development on player feedback, adding new modes and mod tools.