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Hellion releases new trailer for Update 0.2

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Since it’s a challenge to get hype for those games without their Linux release. We are still keen to share details about Hellion for #Windows. Due to the #games Unity engine roots set to make a Linux debut, at some point. The new cinematic trailer presents a fresh new take on things in Update 0.2.

While this Early Access release takes place in a distant future. Where mankind is no longer residing on Earth. The new #Hellion cinematic trailer gives viewers a glimpse of the disaster. Since this is humanity’s attempt to build the first interstellar colony. Beginning with intimate shots of the crew’s quarters. While their personal belongings are all over and floating through the cabins. This trailer hints at the dark force. Since the colony with its inhabitants are on the brink of extinction. All set against the backdrop of a looming sun. These odds of survival are clear in the desolation and vastness of space. With humanity’s descent into fear, anger and violence. Hellion’s cinematic trailer suggests that maybe the stars really are better off without us.

Hellion 0.2 Update – cinematic trailer:

While preparing for Hellion for Update 0.2 via Windows. Developer Zero Gravity have been working on the games optimization and stability. Including enhanced survival gameplay mechanics. Even better navigation and flight systems. So the updated build will include a lot of new items and inventory changes. More weapons, doomed outposts as world events, improved ship and station customization. The new content should add multiple hours of gameplay. Both for existing and new players alike.

Since I haven’t played Hellion for a while, these new changes are a fine tease. Ideally gameplay improvements, new content and features. Which is only available on Windows on Steam and Humble Store for the time being. And while we wait for a Linux release, it’s coming later in 2017. We’ll have more details as things become available.

Hellion releasing new content update 0.2

Hellion releases new content update 0.2 in 2017 gaming

Since independent developer #ZeroGravity are back in #gaming news. Since announcing their first-person space survival multiplayer title Hellion. Which is getting its biggest update yet on June 22nd (Linux coming later in #2017). The update 0.2 will include many new features and content. Since the community has been requesting changes for Hellion.
So ever since the Steam Early Access launch earlier this year. We can now see the first comprehensive tutorial, female character option, new weapons and more.

Watch Hellion gameplay trailer showcasing main update 0.2

“We have addressed the issues raised by the players and critics. So we are proud to announce the upcoming Hellion update 0.2”, said Marko Smiljanic, Creative Director at Zero Gravity. “Along with improved navigation, enhanced flight systems and overall optimization. The new update will bring additional content such as a loot distribution system. While dividing the solar system into civilian, industrial and military zones. As well as an elaborate security system including authorization. Plus a locking and unlocking system with defense turrets”.

Therefore, to prepare for Hellion update 0.2. Developer Zero Gravity are working on game optimization and stability. Including enhanced survival gameplay mechanics and better navigation and flight systems. So the updated build will include a lot of new items and inventory changes. Due to more weapons, doomed outposts as world events, improved ship and station customization. The new content should add multiple hours of gameplay. Both for existing and new players alike.

Since I haven’t played Hellion for a while, but these new changes are a fine tease. Ideally gameplay improvements, new content and features, yes indeed. Which is only available on Windows for the time being. And while we wait for a Linux release, it’s coming later in 2017. We’ll have more details as they become available.

So if you’re interested in diving into some Hellion gaming. Check out Steam and Humble Store, priced at $24.99 USD.

Albion Online Hector Update now Live (Linux)

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Since #SandboxInteractive are releasing the last major update for Albion Online. Hence this new update is called “Hector”, now live for Linux, Mac and #Windows PC’s. And while “Hector” marks the start of the final push in preparation of the #games official launch. Expect to see this sandbox MMORPG fully released on July 17, 2017. Seeing “Hector” acts as the release version of Albion Online. The team of Sandbox Interactive are using the coming weeks to optimize the game. Hence fixing any remaining bugs. Which there seems to be on Linux, hence a black screen and cursor after hitting Play. Which is a first. So I have had to email Sandbox Interactive in hopes of a fix.

Black screen launch fix for Albion Online (Linux):

“Select window mode (instead of fullscreen) before starting the game with the launcher (also every time unfortunately)”

So “Hector” introduces some new features and improvements to the game. Offering players an even better gaming experience. Check out the trailer for changes:

“Hector”‘s most important changes at a glance:

The Black Market

The Black Market merchant is a new NPC in Caerleon. But he’s no ordinary NPC with unlimited demand. The number of items he’s able to buy depends directly on the number of monsters killed. All equipment bought by him is redistributed through dubious channels. So mobs and chests throughout Albion. Since all items in the game are still handcrafted by players.

New Hellgates

These zones primarily designed for PvP battles are already highly popular among players. The revised gates contain a completely new map layout, three different kinds of Hellgates as well as various improvements of the underlying game mechanics.

Improvements in the Outlands

While the games last update “Galahad” already introduced fundamental changes to the Outlands. The current update will bring even more improvements. For one, all cities and harbors will not be available in the black zones. Instead, there will be a portal in Caerleon. Hence connecting the city with the various parts of the Outlands. The distribution of resources in the Outlands will undergo changes too.

From new mounts to an updated user interface, Hector comes with a large number of changes and improvements. All details on the update can be found via the official page.

Additional information on the official launch of the game on July 17, 2017 will follow in the weeks to come. Which like the currently release is available on Linux, Mac and Windows PC’s.

Albion Online Hector update launch date [Linux]

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Sandbox Interactive is releasing the games #finalcontent #patch for their MMORPG, Albion Online. Since the update affects Linux, Mac and Windows PC games. And the official #release is coming on July 17, 2017. Yet the Hector update is expected to release on June 7, 2017. This will also accompany a full changelog.

Since this is the last major update to Albion Online before the games launch. Players can lookout for major changes to Outlands. Along with Hellgates + many more additions, including a new Black Market feature.​

So go on and join a Guild and battle rival factions for land. Use either your martial skills to help defend in a fight. Or focus on crafting to contribute to the player-driven economy. Yet in Albion, everyone matters, even from day one of our Linux experience. So check out this video for a great primer on how you can help change the tide of battle.

Additions and Changes in the Hector Update:

  • The Black Market is a new merchant NPC in Caerleon, who buys items from crafters. Then redistributes them to the mobs and chests of Albion. The Black Market is unlike your typical NPC merchant. His demand for items is based on how many mobs are killed across the world. This new feature ensures cool drops in PvE. While not taking away from the player-driven economy.
  • An Update to the Outlands includes the removal of the current cities in the black zones. Since these will have a higher amount of enchanted resources than the royal continent and harbors. The connection between the royal continent and the Outlands will be ensured. While using a portal in Caerleon that links to the various parts of the Outlands. The higher Outlands areas will have better chances to find enchanted resources.
  • Hellgates, offering the perfect mix between PvE and PvP in Albion Online. Getting a much-needed facelift. Now shaped like a pentagram with multiple entrances. Players are able to access Hellgates with varying levels of difficulty. So Ashen Hellgates (green zones), Ignited Hellgates (yellow zones), and Infernal Hellgates (red and black zones).
  • New Mounts are being introduced for Undead, Morgana, and Keeper factions.
  • The Tutorial has undergone significant improvements. The Royal Expeditionary Forces will give beginning players a basic mission line to follow. Introducing them to the possibilities available in Albion.

Albion Online Features:

  • Player-driven economy, everything is crafted and sold by players, giving everyone a chance to affect the market.
  • Game-changing ‘classless system’ that does away with traditional roles. Instead, you are what you wear! Customize your gear to create your role, and quickly swap to other gear sets.
  • Join a Guild to improve your chances of survival! Fight rivaling Guilds for land over an ever-shifting territory map to ensure your team retains the upper hand.
  • Over 200,000 founder accounts while in beta

Albion Online is a unique MMO experience for Linux, Mac and Windows PC. Since doing away with the typical class system of the genre of games. While the Hector update will improve many key facets of the games systems. Allowing players to choose their skills based on gear. So you are what you wear.

Day of Infamy gets Aussie Update [Linux]

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Since this is one of those must-have games from #NewWorldInteractive. Hence Day of Infamy is a go-to award-winning title that started as a mod for Insurgency. Yet it looks like the developers are back with more news. Having just announced the #first #majorcontentupdate for their hardcore WWII multiplayer shooter. Currently available for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

So the Aussie Update, launched via Steam, focuses on adding new Australian units. Hence this Commonwealth faction also comes with the African-American 761st “Black Panthers” Tank Battalion. And The Black Watch Scottish regiment and German 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division. So the update also includeds new melee weapon unlock. The iconic Australian Owen Gun, a brand new community-made map named Rhineland. Along with an improved ranking system and best of all, it’s completely free.

Watch the Aussie Update in 10 Seconds:

So to celebrate the launch of the Aussie Update. Day of Infamy will be on sale at 25% off for two weeks. As an additional bonus, those who purchase Day of Infamy in the first 24 hours via Chrono.gg. Will also get the award-winning Insurgency absolutely FREE.
(Free Insurgency offer expires: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9 a.m. PDT)

The Day of Infamy Aussie Update includes:

  • New Map: Rhineland.
  • New Units: Australian unit includes new authentic voice acting and the iconic Slouch Hat.
    • 2/17th Battalion – new Australian unit for the Commonwealth faction.
    • The Black Watch – a Scottish unit for the Commonwealth faction.
    • 761st Tank Battalion “Black Panthers” – an African-American unit for the U.S. Army faction.
    • 272nd Volksgrenadier Division – new brown camouflage for the German Wehrmacht faction.
  • The new Owen submachine gun available for Commonwealth faction on maps when the Aussie units are available.
  • New Melee weapons including entrenching tools, shovels, Commando knife, brass knuckles and more.
  • A new unlockable Veteran weapon skins and cloth wraps. Available for the K98, Lee Enfield, Springfield, and Garand rifles. These veteran skins unlock when reaching kill thresholds for each rifle.
  • Overhauled Ranking system including:
    • Four additional Officer ranks, including Lieutenant, Captain, Major, and Colonel.
    • Introducing a new Tour system that allows players to reset their rank. Starting over again after reaching 1 million points with 15 unit unlock thresholds per Tour.

Since Day of Infamy started in 2016 as a mod for Insurgency via Steam. Created by the developers at New World and members of their modding community. Since then, New World is working hard to stay true to their design roots for their games. Established by Insurgency, but also shaped Day of Infamy into a unique World War II shooter that can stand on its own.

Day of Infamy is available now on Linux, Mac and Windows PC for $19.99 (USD). In celebration of the Aussie Update, there will be a 25% discount ($14.99 USD) until May 31, 2017. Those who purchase Day of Infamy on Chrono.gg in the first 24 hours will get the 25% off discount and Insurgency for FREE!

If you already own Insurgency on Linux, then check out Steam and Humble store for the same discount in games.