Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Release Date Delayed


CD Projekt Red announced that they pushed the release of Witcher 3: Wild Hunt twelve weeks due to the amount of bugs and features that are not working correctly currently. This means that the game will hopefully be released on May 19, 2015. CD Projekt apologized for setting a release date that they could not be met.

To be honest, I don't know whether I should feel angry or content. I guess I'm a little bit angry since I've pre-ordered the game thinking that it will be released soon, and now I payed for it like 6 months in advance. On the bright side, I will receive a game with less bugs hopefully. We all know how utterly ridiculous it was to release a game with a heap of bugs that won't let you play as in AC Unity. I'd rather wait than to get a game full of bugs that will need patches to work correctly. I think I'm not the only one that have mixed feelings against this delay judging the comments submitted for the articles about this delay. Majority support the delay since they don't want to get an unfinished or unpolished product while expressing their disappointment.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

GOG Winter Sale Has Just Started & Free Game


GOG's DRM-Free Winter sale has just started. The Sale will continue until December 15th. There will be daily deals along with flash sales. There is also a nice surprise from GOG. A limited number of free copies of Age of Wonders is waiting for you in the main page. Just scroll down and you'll see it under Flash Sale offers.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Steam Adds Broadcast Option (Beta)


Steam has just introduced Steam Broadcasting Beta  . It is different than Twitch streaming as I understood from the explanation given by Steam. To watch any of friends on Steam, you just need to go to their Steam profile and click Watch Game   button and your friend automatically starts live streaming.

What if you want to stream your game?  

It seems there is not any start streaming button at all. At the very first time a friend of your's requests to watch your gameplay, you will be presented with preferences on who could watch your stream. You can configure your streams as
  • anyone can watch
  • only friends can watch
  • only friends can request to watch
  • only friends that you invite to watch can watch.

After this configuration is complete, every time you start playing a game on your Steam library and someone clicks Watch Game   button, you start broadcasting. You can stop your broadcast by simply exiting the game or by using the Stop option on Broadcast Panel at Steam Overlay.

Unlike Twitch, there is no camera support in Steam Broadcast. Although you can still use your microphone or chat panel to chat with your audience. You can't save your stream to be watched later either.

You can currently watch streams by the Steam users who broadcasts their games publicly here.

How to Enable Steam Broadcasting?  

You should both the streamer and his/her friends need to opt in to Steam Client Beta.

Which platforms are supported?  

Only Windows 7 and Windows 8 are supported at the moment. 
OSX, Linux and Windows Vista are planned to be supported in the future.

Hearthstone: Goblins vs Gnomes Release Date Announced


At Blizzcon, new expansion for Hearthstone was announced to be released in December. Since Decemeber is here, Blizzard shared the release dates for the Goblins vs Gnomes expansion for various regions with a blog post.

So the new expansion will hit on
  • December 8 : Americas including Southeast Asia and Ocenia
  • December 9: Europe, Korea, Taiwan and China

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • iPad

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Telltale's Game of Thrones Launch Trailer & Release Dates


Telltale's Game of Thrones' first episode Iron From Ice  will be released really soon (couple of hours for me!!!). Telltale shared the launch trailer of the game along with the release dates for various platforms on their blog yesterday.

The release dates for the various platforms:

  • Dec 2nd - PC/Mac, PS4 NA
  • Dec 3rd - Xbox One & Xbox 360 worldwide, PS4 EU
  • Dec 4th - iOS Devices
  • Dec 9th - PS3 North America
  • Dec 10th - PS3 Europe
  • Late December - Android Devices

As long as Telltale revealed, unlike Wolf Among Us where we played from only Bigby's POV, we will play five different POVs -all from the House Forrester- in Game of Thrones. I wonder if/how the choices we make with one POV will affect the other POVs.

Trailer shows a couple of the character's from HBO's Game of Thrones are performed by the Actors/Actresses from the series. Isn't it awesome? Oh the hype! Gotta play this tonight :)