Left 4 Dead zombie slayers join Zombie Army 4 as free DLC alongside Season 3 content drop
06.23.2021 00:00:07 Neil writes: "Weve waxed lyrical about how great Zombie Army 4: Dead War is numerous times, yet that base experience which launched in 2020 has only been enhanced by a huge number of DLC drops. The latest which has arrived during Season 3 not only adds in a new spine-chilling campaign mission, but sees the iconic characters from Left 4 Dead joining the fight - for free."
With Battlefield 2042 revealed earlier this month, EA has also mentioned that there’s a closed alpha test scheduled for the game though it’s only open for select people. Today, EA has uploaded a “Battlefield” build on the PlayStation Network!
First spotted by PlayStation Game Sizes, the file size is roughly 20GB for the base game. When we reached out to PS Game Size for clarification, they stated that they came to this conclusion via the game ID, which is EP0006-CUSA28676_00-LOREMIPSUM43KING. Important to note: the Battlefield 2042 Origin leak listed the codename of BF 2042 as “Kingston,” while the data ID of the file includes “KING” in it as well. While this certainly isn’t much to go on, our very own James Lara did a bit more digging into this file, and upon inspection he discovered that the pronunctiuation text file does confirm that this is indeed Battlefield related.
EA Game – Alpha Version (i think Battlefield 2042)
Also of note, there is also EA Play set for next month, where Battlefield 2042’s new mode will be revealed. Could a beta announcement be part of the show, too? We do know that there will be a beta, perhaps we’re getting it sooner than we think? If so, could this be the alpha or beta file of Battlefield 2042 now uploaded to the PlayStation Network?
We’ll be keeping a close eye on this and will update our readers if we spot anything else. Those who might know more, send us a news tip, and we’ll be sure to credit you.
Why Battlefield 4 is Experiencing a Sudden Surge in Interest As Battlefield 2042 Prepares For Release
EA's Battlefield 4 is surging in popularity and as a result, the game's server capacities were increased to meet demand.
Battlefield 4 came out nearly eight years ago and has remained relatively popular among players, but after the reveal of Battlefield 2042, the game's popularity increased to heights not seen in the past few years. This led to increased queue times in the game's multiplayer, specifically the US West region, according to an EA blog post.
To combat these increased wait times, EA increased server capacity for the region and now players are waiting much less to actually get into a match.
"We were absolutely blown away by your excitement and reactions to the recent Battlefield 2042 reveal," the EA blog post reads. "Since then, many of you have jumped back into Battlefield 4 to already get a taste of the return to all-out warfare. We've been monitoring your experience and noticed queue times in the US West region were far longer than in other regions."
EA said that players can "expect less waiting, and more playing" now that the server capacities have been increased. It will also continue to monitor queue times and make further adjustments as necessary.
It's not uncommon for players excited about a new game in a franchise to dip back into older titles, but oftentimes, fans are replaying their favorite campaign stories in single-player games. In those instances, studios don't really need to monitor anything — especially not server capacity.
However, Battlefield is a series famous for its large-scale battles and extremely-destructible environments in its multiplayer modes. Battlefield 4 is the most recent Battlefield game to feature a setting and weapon playset similar to Battlefield 2042 — the two Battlefield games preceding 2042 took place in World War 1 and World War 2 respectively — so it makes sense that players excited for 2042 are dipping back into Battlefield 4.
The Original Angry Birds Games are Returning After Being Removed from Sale
Fans of disgruntled winged creatures will be pleased to know that Angry Birds is once again returning to storefronts. Angry Birds previously had been removed from the App Store and Google Play stores, but is now making a triumphant return to your mobile screens.
In a statement on its website, developers Rovio have announced that Angry Birds will once again be available on smartphones at some point in the future. The portion of the statement relating to the return of Angry Birds is below:
“What we want to say, though, is: We hear you. There’s a big outcry for getting back some of the older fan favorites (Angry Birds Classic, Angry Birds Seasons etc). We also want to say: We are working on it! We will find a way to bring these classic experiences back to you. It might take a while (stay tuned, we will post updates!), but we have something in the works.”
Many games in the Angry Birds franchise (including Angry Birds Classic and Angry Birds: Seasons) were originally taken off storefronts in 2019 due to the challenges of consistently having to update new versions of the games within the fast paced and continuous development of mobile technology. This meant that the developers were unable to keep updating new versions of their older games in order to keep them on storefronts.
However, Rovio’s statement suggests a renewed effort is afoot to find a way to bring Angry Birds back onto mobile storefronts is a priority for the company. The statement is also followed up by a Q&A which expands on some of the plans for the return of Angry Birds. The suggestion from Rovio is that these versions of the games will not be just the original games reuploaded to stores, but will be rebuilt versions of the classic games that can keep up with the regular updates and live service content that the mobile games of today require:
“The older games were designed in a completely different era of the mobile games industry, one that wasn’t prepared for the live-services and constant content and technological updates that many players expect and demand from today’s mobile game experiences. We are constantly trying new things to bring you new and fun games!”
Call of Duty: Warzone's Most-Hated Skin Finally Seems to Have Gotten a Proper Nerf
Call of Duty: Warzone developer Raven Software appears to have finally fixed one of the Warzone community's most-hated skins. The Call of Duty battle royale has received a long-awaited updated version of the Rook costume for Roze, allowing the character to be much more easily seen onscreen.
The Rook skin has been controversial since it was released, featuring Roze in all-black clothing, with black facepaint. The costume featured no reflective elements meaning that, in darker environments, she could be rendered practically invisible. On top of that general frustration, the skin was originally released as part of the game's premium battle pass, leading to complaints that it was a pay-to-win mechanic in a game that professed to not include them.
Thankfully, a new update for the game's Season 4 seems to have gone some way towards fixing the problem – the costume is now much more visible, even in dark spots on the map.
Since the update, gameplay videos posted to reddit show that the skin appears to get brighter the further away an opposing player is from the character, and most significantly, the skin has seemingly been changed from black to a dark shade of grey. Whilst this does not completely fix the problem, as the character is still hard to see close up in dark spots, it is a much fairer approach to having a character that often couldn't be clearly seen on screen until it was too late.
Raven had previously adjusted the skin slightly after player complaints, but this new update seems to have gone much further than before. The response has been good so far, although many are pointing out that other skins can have a similar effect, such as the Balkan Special ATU skin. It remains to be seen if there will be wider fixes for difficult-to-see skins.
For more on Call of Duty: Warzone, check out how the game accidentally added a door that can kill you, click here to learn about how the 120 FPS mode for the game finally coming to PS5, and stay tuned to IGN for more news and updates.
Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman
Rebellion has released the Zombie Army 4 update 1.35 June 22 patch for the zombie shooter, and crosses over the game with Valve’s Left 4 Dead franchise! This is the latest in the game’s Season 3 drop, and aside from the characters that are available for free, there are other stuff introduced as well.
Zombie Army 4 Update 1.35 Patch Notes:
Abaddon Asylum is the second mission in the ‘Return to Hell’ campaign, following the events of Terminal Error where you uncovered information about the location of Baron Umbra, the mastermind behind the dastardly occult scheme. You will have to fight your way into the Asylum before tracking down Baron Umbra and taking him out once and for all.
As well as the thrilling new campaign mission, the latest DLC drop also includes:
Steam Version of 'Earth Defense Force: World Brothers' Ditches Region Locking
06.21.2021 21:00:09 When we reviewed Earth Defense Force: World Brothers, the recent EDF spin-off from Yuke's and D3 Publisher, we mostly had a great online co-op experience. The Steam version of the game, however, inexplicably suffered from region-locked lobbies. Workarounds will no longer be necessary when playing with folks from other places, thankfully, because the region locking has now been fixed!
TKC servers are well run and every attempt is made to ensure a fun gaming environment. No racist or rude behavior is tolerated on any of our servers. TKC tries to have round the clock administration for it's servers but obviously sometimes a server will have no admin playing so if you witness any abuse for any game please attempt to report the offending players nickname, and if possible GUID here: "Server Vistors Complaint". Just give as many details as you can remember such as what the player was doing/saying. In addition cheating is not tolerated on our servers. We are protected by any of a number of different cheat tools at any given time including; VAC, steambans.com, pbbans.com, ggc-stream.com, metabans, pbscreens.com and punkbuster, depending on the game. If caught cheating your information will be submitted to the appropriate cheat tracker and you will be added to their database which will ban your Steam ID, PB GUID or EA GUID depending on the game and website.
When available we also offer ways for players, in-game, to contact admins to report bad behavior. These come in the form of game server plugins. Players will, if the server has the option available, have the option to report a player using, @report [player] [reason] or @admin [reason] to call an admin to the server. If an admin doesn't respond in a timely manner, please use the @report option so we can follow up on it later or use "Server Vistors Complaint" as mentioned above. If an admin is not available, we also try to give the players the opportunity to use @votekick [player] or @voteban [player] [reason]. This allows the guests to our server the ability to kick or temporarily ban a player who is breaking rules.
Profanity - Many of the games we play have very bad language, some don't, that should make a difference in how we enforce our rules. For that reason we are going to implement a new rule, which will seem strange at first, but there is reason behind it. Bad language will only be tolerated on Teamspeak channels for games where there is bad language in the game. In other words, since there is bad language in Bad Company 2, bad language will be acceptable in the Bad Company 2 Teamspeak channel and on the Bad Company 2 servers. On our Half-Life 2 DM Teamspeak channel and game server, bad language will not be allowed. Future games will also be handled in this manner. The reason, we do not want to exclude members with different beliefs. If I buy a game and one of the selling points for me was the fact that it did not have bad language, that should be respected. I do not want a father or grandfather having to explain bad language to their children or grandchildren because they heard profanity on a TKC Teamspeak channel they thought was free of such things.
How to deal with with Mic/Text spammers - No one wants to listen to a lot of unrelated chatter either on the game server, or Teamspeak. No one wants to see a lot of text spamming either. It's distracting to some, and in the case of Bad Company 2, causes lag problems when the text log gets too long. If someone is talking or typing too much, respectfully ask them to stop. If they continue, you may have to mute or kick them, and if they continue after that, a ban might be in order. When on Teamspeak, a certain amount of "visiting" is fine, but the gamers who want to communicate tactical information to others playing shouldn't have to constantly interrupt talk about the latest CPU, or talk of what's going on at school. If someone is talking too much and you don't feel like you want to address it, PM a clan leader and we can handle the situation.
Team Switching - In some games this is a big no-no and if you are admin for one of those games, ask the player to go back, if they don't and you have the ability, move them back manually. If you continue to have problems, kick/ban them. In other games, like Bad Company 2, team switching usually isn't as big a deal. Sometimes friends or clan members might want to play together, in that case, try to facilitate them and swap some people around. This will show you to be respectful of community and they will probably be very appreciative of your efforts. If there is a mass exodus of people from a bad team to a good team, you can mention in-game that people need to stop. If someone is ignoring you and continues to unbalance the teams, just kick them off the server. For a game like Half-Life 2, teams change after each round, so trying to put clan members together is just a waste of time, that is why team switching is considered bad.
Hacking/Cheating - This is the most overused excuse for kicking someone off of a server. Players are unjustly booted off servers all the time simply because they were too good. That is not fair. Do not base a decision on cheating on a single round, if it isn't really ridiculous score-wise, sometimes people just have great rounds. But if they continue to have an unbelievable K/D ratio, then you might need to ban them. Sometimes it might be necessary to ban someone just because they are killing the server. For me, this is the thing I hate to do the most. That person might be doing nothing wrong, other than being really good at a game. Try to put yourself in their shoes and only ban guys who are really obvious. I don't want to see anyone being banned for an aimbot because they went 29-0. I and many others have had a better score than that, it DOES happen. You have to consider how the person is playing the game. Are they playing as recon? Are they in the heli with a really good pilot? Sometimes, if you are unsure, it might be best to ask the opinion of a clan leader. Remember, visitors to our servers have the ability and a forum to complain about unjust behavior from our server admins. If someone complains about you, you want to know that you did everything by the book.
Soldier Names/Nicknames - We will not allow names that are offensive to anyone. I think we can all use our best judgement here, but if you are unsure, ask another admin what they think of the name and come to a consensus before taking action. Players using racist names should be perm banned immediately. It does no good talking to someone like that because they're only goal is to cause trouble.
Banter and Trash Talking - Now its okay to joke around, but if several players are going at it constantly on the mic or in chat just nicely ask them to stop. If it continues warn them again that if they don't stop they will be kicked, if for no other reason that mic/text spamming. If they ignore this warning then go ahead and kick them. A certain amount of this is fine as long as it's good natured, however sometimes this can lead to hard feelings so you have to use your best judgement of when something is going too far or things are starting to get out of hand.
Racist/intolerant behavior - This is a subject that we will show no mercy on. If someone is being a racist, and that means they are hating on blacks, whites, browns, yellows, whatever the case may be, they get perm banned. No warnings, no kicks, just ban them. We don't need that kind of intolerant behavior on our servers. I don't care if the person is joking, I don't care what his real intent was, if he's spewing hate speech, he's gone. This also applies to someone who is spewing hate speech against a group of people, like Muslims, Christians, agnostics, atheists whoever. We are a gaming clan. This is our hobby and it's supposed to be fun. Everyone who comes to a TKC server should be respected and able to play the game hassle free. Not everyone believes the same, and if someone can't get over it and comes to our server with an agenda that includes racist or intolerant speech, I expect you guys to bring the hammer down swiftly.
Metabans - We will use Metabans only for cheaters and will verify each ban using Cheat-O-Meter. This will ensure that we are not forcing our Metabans followers into banning players we have banned for breaking rules other than cheating. If we deem you are cheating and Cheat-O-Meter doesn't really indicate cheating and we can not find information about you or your clan tag, meaning there is no website or previous information on you as a player or clan that we can cross reference, we will ban you on our servers, but not Metabans. Clans must have a website that we can find and access to be considered legit, otherwise we will view your tags as hogwash and your suspect behavior will be deemed as cheating. Again, we will not add a ban that is not supported by Cheat-O-Meter to Metabans.
We want everyone to have the best time possible so do your best to maintain a good gaming atmosphere, then everyone can have a good time.
To join TKC you only have to read our "Code of Conduct" and then apply for membership by filling out an online application. After submitting your application you will become a "member candidate". You will be allowed to wear our tags but only as (tkc), all letters in lowercase. As you progress, as seen by our members, you will be advanced to (Tkc), then (TKc) and then finally (TKC). You will receive emails at each step with detailed instructions on what you need to do. To obtain your full membership and the right to wear the (TKC) tags, you will have to pass a vote by the TKC members. Only those members who have gotten to know you will vote. An 80% yes vote will be required for full admission. Please keep in mind that full membership takes 8 weeks.
For you to be accepted you will need to display good manners, sportsmanship, and the ability to follow our rules. This applies to all game server activitiy and forum participation. If you do not feel you can meet our requirements we respectfully ask that you not apply as we have many who want to join and we can not waste time on gamers who are not serious about membership.
So now you're a member of TKC congrats! It is important for you to note that membership in TKC is not a lifetime privilege. Only the clan founders Big Flem and Squidward have lifetime membership and can not be removed. Clan leaders expect it's members to participate in clan activites when they can, and to be an ACTIVE member in the clan. We consider active members to be members who regularly post on the forums, participate in clan activities when possible, and communicates and develops friendships inside the clan. We do NOT consider a member to be active if they only ever play on our servers and nothing more. The leaders of this clan work hard to organize events and if you can't support these activities, can't check and post on the forums at least once or twice a week, then you are not TKC material and eventually you will be kicked from the clan. If you do not think you can meet these requirements as a member of TKC, then please don't attempt to gain entry into the clan as you will only waste your time, and ours.
Beyond administration positions such as "Clan Leader", "Division Leader", etc, the answer is no. However we do have achievable military style ribbons and medals that can be won for various acts. You may see each members ribbon and medal "Display Case" by going to the "Members" tab and under each members profile clicking the "Awards" icon. Below is each award and how you obtain that award. Note that medals also have an associative ribbon:
Ribbons(Hover over information icon for description)
In the past TKC had too many admins on our servers and things got a little out of hand. We are not looking for any new admins, however if we feel you will make a good addition to that team we will ask you. Being a server admin is not fun and games. It requires you to WORK, and follow server administrator rules which are well defined once you become an admin. Our admins are forced to stop playing whatever game they might be playing, and work to secure and maintain server tranquility reguarly. If you are an admin that does not mean you will get to run willy nilly and ban, kick, and torture at will. Admins who do not follow our rules will be stripped of admin duties and power. In addition there are more requirements of admins such as, reguarly checking our server admins forum. Once you become an admin you will be given access to this forum and you must check and read it quite often. It is a way for admins to help one another by posting their thoughts on what is going on, who to watch closely, etc. Do not ask us constantly to be an admin, that is the surest way I know to never become an admin. Our leaders will identify the best candidates for admin duties if we think it necessary.
No. In order to have an official TKC server it must meet certain standards. In addition, we might not want a server for a particular game, and if you aren't an admin, then you shouldn't have admin authority on any server. Official TKC servers have to be setup as close to identical as possible. This means that the clan leaders must have all access to any of it's servers including the ability to restart that server, gain access via FTP and game panel. It means that the clan leaders can setup the server with it's normal settings and add the usual addons. In short, if you want to have your own server then that is fine, but don't try to name it "Boom Boom Room" or tie it in any way to TKC.
Clan TKC maintains several servers that are open to it's clan members and the public. In addition TKC has other expenses that require money. To pay the bills TKC relies on it's members and visitors to donate. Without these donations, TKC will cease to exist. Please consider donating money when you can. We do our best to use the money wisely, to invest in TKC, to invest in PC gaming.
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