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The Exiled MMO RPG launches Season 2 update on Early Access

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So we launched gaming news about a month back regarding The Exiled in Early Access release. Since this time, developer Fairytale Distillery have been keeping up with #playerfeedback. So now they are launching the first #majorupdate for the game, hence #Season2 and Update 1.1 for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Therefore, The Exiled Season 2 starts now. Since this season comes with a host of brand new game worlds (modified world map). Plus a ton of game features in this update.

The Exiled new Features:

  • Party System: You can now form parties with other players you meet in the game. That means you can share XP and see each other on the world map without having to be in the same clan (or any clan). Party members will also (like clan members) be preferred target for support abilities like heals.
  • Diplomacy System: Clan leaders and managers can now add other clans to a “friend” and “enemy” lists. Clan members will then see those friend and enemy tags and be able to easily recognize your clan’s status with another clan. These tags are NOT visible to anyone outside of your clan. They are one-directional (the other clan can choose a different status for you).
  • The Healer: Added the Healer (Cloth) armor class to the game with lots of new abilities. The healer is still work-in-progress and will be balanced based on your feedback. It comes with a new ability type – links – that should open a lot more gameplay options for team-players who like a supportive playstyle.
  • Added a “camera lock” option to the control menu (J) that centers the camera on your character, disregarding mouse movement.
  • Fixed a bug that showed the “error 418” popup unnecessarily often to some players.
  • Major performance improvement: There are no more lag spikes when large numbers of mobs spawn at the same time.
  • Major performance improvement: Massively reduced the base load of the game servers, leading to a smoother experience.
  • Fixed some holes in the environment colliders that separate world map areas from each other.
  • Meteorites and carcasses do not spawn outside of the game world anymore.

Hence this bit of gaming news, get into The Exiled Season 2. Available to play Free on Early Access for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

Albion Online – Galahad Trailer and release times revealed

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So independent development studio Sandbox Interactive released the #trailer for the upcoming “Galahad” #update. Hence the sandbox MMORPG Albion Online which they are in the process of implementing over this weekend for Linux. Galahad will bring #massivechanges to the final beta starting March 13. While allowing players to explore Albion in a whole new and improved way. In addition, Sandbox Interactive are releasing the start times for Founders to get their hands on the much anticipated update.

Galahad revamps the world of Albion

So as the biggest content update for Albion Online to date. Galahad is literally reshaping the world players can explore. Since it not only does it give players a vastly improved user interfac. After the update, the whole landscape of Albion will see a reshaping, giving players plenty of new space to explore. Hence including the new biome cities.
While other major changes have been implemented in the PVE system. So new content and challenges awaiting players include Guardian challenges, group attacks on the Home Bases of the Undead or the Disciples of Morgana. As well as all-new expeditions for single players or groups. Is that all? Of course not. Find out more about the Galahad update in the detailed update trailer:

Back to Albion

To prepare for the update, the Albion Online servers are currently down and the previous game data is being wiped. Legendary Founders will be the first to get their hands on Galahad, with instant access on Monday, March 13, at 12:00 UTC. Epic Founders and Veteran Founders will have access on Tuesday, March 14, and Wednesday, March 15, at 12:00 UTC respectively. The following list gives a handy overview of what 12:00 UTC translates to in various time zones:

  • 05:00 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles)
  • 8:00 a.m. EDT (New York)
  • 09:00 a.m. BRT (São Paulo)
  • 01:00 p.m. CET (Brussels, Berlin, Paris)
  • 03:00 p.m. MSK (Moscow)
  • 11:00 p.m. AEDT (Sydney)

For all those interested in playing Albion Online, become a Founder and join the adventure.

Fumiko 3D adventure platformer receives first major update

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So the story-driven #adventure #platformer Fumiko has been receiving positive reviews on Steam for Linux and Windows PC. Hence this rather #engaginggame where players enter into a rabbit hole of sorts. While the network is preparing to stop you from becoming too powerful.
So the gameplay is weird, mysterious, yet really dynamic and the games adventure is similar to Refunct.

Significant changes in the adventure platformer update:

Camera

  • There has been a major bug that caused the default camera speed to be at almost 0, this has now been resolved

Levels

  • Added a subtle hint to the exit gate of Kronos Bridge
  • Changed the size of a trigger in the second level
  • Updated several levels to be conform with the new menu and skip mode

Linux

  • It should now be less likely for the mouse cursor to show up, but unity can’t be helped to show it once in a while. Opening the ingame menu (ESC) will hide the cursor again, should it still occurs. I’ll try and file a bug for Unity in the next days and hopefully get them to give it a fix.

So most of the changes outlined are tweaks, while the Menu has undergone significant changes. Since the Menu is not the traditional scroll type, but a more brilliant interactive way of navigating. So expect to be impressed, seeing Fumiko Game Studio will continue to fix and update the games core functionality. Otherwise, it runs well on Linux.

So Fumiko! is a game about a female artificial intelligence finding her place in a virtual world. It features challenging 3D platforming and handcrafted low-poly scenes with a surreal touch.

Since you managed to escape the testing grounds and voices are telling you where to go. A surreal world is unfolding. Everything is unknown to you in a dystopian network of 2080. In this story-driven game you’ll enter a rabbit hole. The network is preparing to stop you from becoming too powerful. Discover its sevrets and face a threat yet unknown.

Fumiko Features

  • Defy gravity with ridiculous jump heights
  • Gain momentum and enter flight as you speed through the air to escape your enemies
  • About 6-10 hours of playtime
  • A rich and twisted story
  • Trippy visuals with hand-crafted, astonishing worlds
  • Day-1 Linux and Windows support
  • Supports the Xbox, Xbox360 and Steam Controller

Hence the gameplay of this adventure platformer is about 6-10 hours long. Fumiko tells a psychological thriller story.

Fumiko is available now on Steam for both Linux and Windows PC. Or if DRM-Free is your preference, there is a 25% discount on the Itch page.

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Ballistic Overkill fast paced PvP shooter update and new map

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So if you have not had a chance to jump into a #fastpaced online #PvP shooter, check out Ballistic Overkill. The #game is easy to pick up and play. Hence the player can choose from 7 unique classes equally capable of dominating a match. While there is no support class: in Ballistic Overkill, so everyone is a killer.

So now Aquiris Game Studio are proud to present Ballistic Overkill‘s 10th map, the Reinstate Factory. Since this new map is designed to explore the abilities of all classes. So take into consideration the overall size compared to others. The new map requires a more tactical pacing, but also offers various camping position for closed range classes. How is that for ADDICTIVE?

Multi-Thread Improvements

Some fundamental parts of code were reviewed to make a better use of multiple cores. Aquiris Game Studio hope to see less frame drops, specially in maps such as Wonderdome. This optimization was only on the CPU side, if you are limited by the GPU, your performance should remain the same.

Reinstate Factory update includes Balance Changes

  • Vanguard
    • All Assault Rifles clip size reduced
      • Blackguard, Widower and Stalker
        • Clip size reduced by 10
      • All others
        • Clip size reduced by 5
  • Shadow
    • All Dual Machine Pistols clip size reduced
      • Scorpion and Typhoon
        • Clip size reduced by 10
      • All others
        • Clip size reduced by 5
      • Typhoon
        • Increased accuracy slightly
      • Needler
        • Reload speed reduced slightly
  • Grenadier
    • Destructor
      • Clip size increased to 6 (was 4)
      • Rate of fire decreased slightly

Further update features:

  • Steam Achievements
  • Password Protected Servers
  • Enemy Area now reveals you in the radar
  • Russian Language
  • New servers in China

So like most FPS shooters, skills and weapons are unlocked as you gain experience from battles. Hence opening new ways to play and different tactics. You can configure multiple loadouts, creating different builds for each soldier that offer a variety of gameplay styles. AFFORDABLE. The game is priced fairly to the amount of content available. It is optimized to run on many low-end PC’s so you don’t need a super rig to play. The game offers players a lot of fun and won’t run short of rewards as you earn new weapon skins from lockboxes from battles.

So Ballistic Overkill is available on Steam and in Early Access for Linux, Mac and Windows PC.

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