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Christmas in Overwatch – Soon!

In the Overwatch files was found Christmas music theme.

After the recent patch in Overwatch files was found a hints to a Christmas events. It’s festive title theme can be heard on YouTube or in a post on Reddit, where players collect all the new audio files discovered by them.

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According to information from the social network Reddit user, calling himself Venxa, said that the Blizzard company prepares special Christmas event in their first person shooter – Overwatch.

This is evidenced by a leak of files detected by this user. The files Venxa found several unused in the game audio files, including new replica of McCree, Tracer, Sombra and Reaper. In addition, the music track, which can become a Christmas theme of Overwatch was found.

 

Earlier Overwatch celebrated Halloween, and before that in that shooter from Blizzard was found a variation on the theme of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. These events were very successful for Blizzard, as during the compilation adding new cosmetic items. The time allotted to receive them is limited, and want to get everything at once, and can pay real money instead of day and night to participate in the matches.

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As always,  Blizzard will certainly decorate some of the maps to the holiday and a large part of the heroes will receive additional costumes. Fans are already building theories as who will become Santa, Grinch, Christmas reindeer and gingerbread man in the Overwatch World.

And probably new “arcade” mode

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Also among the files we found mention of the mysterious mode “Arena”. There is an audio file with the words “you arrive to the arena,” and the participants there appears to be “Challengers” and “Gladiators”. Blizzard itself did not give yet any comments.


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New experience gain system in Overwatch

Recently Blizzard released new patch for Overwatch, which has new hero, battle mods and location (for an arcade mod) and a few balance strings. Due to all these changes, the changes in the mechanism of gaining experience might go unnoticed.

No more event crates abuse in Overwatch

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Well, director of project Jeff Kaplan specifically focused on this point a little more to explain to players what Blizzard wants to achieve. Let us explain: earlier upon reaching level 100 you can start you leveling as you was 1st level, and at the same amount of experience as you get at the starting levels was again in exactly the same way as in the first playthrough. The trick is that for each level the player gets a free container of cosmetic items and, according to Jeff Kaplan, the old algorithm negatively impact on the game.

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He said that before seasonal activities (for example, to “summer games” or “Horror on Halloween”) high-level players stop playing to start the re-leveling from the 1st level at the start of the festive events. The motivation is simple – on the lower levels, up to the 23th, character leveling is much faster, so that players very quickly received 23 free container. And with this new system players can not exploite Blizzards system to get 23 “free” containers. When player reach 100 level, every next level will require 20 000 units of experience.

Developers words abut this issue

“These changes should provide the advantage to the community of players – Jeff said. – If they come into force before the start of the “Horrors of Halloween”, we would have distributed crates to players. More players would get more cosmetic things”. Of course, users argued that in this way Blizzard wants to increase sales containers for real money. “This decision has nothing with the desire to increase sales – reported the director of the project. – The purpose of the changes – to prevent excessive haste in the game, or vice versa, the rejection of her. We want to people who have not yet reached the levels of prestige, do not feel deprived, we did not think that you missed a nice bonus“.

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In general, developers will allow to rapidly increase the levels and get a reward at the first acquaintance with the game, then all players must be in equal conditions. “We want you to play in Overwatch, or do not play only when you really do not want; that’s the whole reason for the changes … nothing more “- summed up Jeff Kaplan.



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Metro 2035: Game was announced

New part of the post apocalyptic game?

The last book in the trilogy of “Metro” has appeared in the russian market this year under the name “Metro 2035”. The English site has recently been updated for receiving pre-orders for the book (in the US it will be released at December 10) and, most curiously, the same casually informed about the next game in the series of the same named shooters, pointing as the release date – 2017.

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It is reported that the action of the game will unfold in the moment when the book story ends, and developers promised greater openness for the players. So we give a brief description of Metro 2035: “The final part of the cult trilogy continues and completes the story of Artyom from the first book. This book have been waiting by millions of readers for long ten years, and the right for translation foreign publishers have bought long before the novel was finished.  “Metro 2035″ – independent book, and with it you can start your dedication to the saga that won Russia and the whole world. ”

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Sincerely excuses from developers

However, soon after that on the official website of the game publisher Deep Silver following message was published in the Facebook: “You may have noticed that some sites were reporting the output of a new game Metro in 2017. – Deep Silver has released the following statement … As the exclusive owner of the rights to this video games in the universe “Metro 2033”, Deep Silver has ambitious plans for the very successful series of “Metro” games. But in order to meet the expectations of our fans, we hasten to inform you that the release of the new game “Metro 2035” in 2017 is not included in our plans. When we have news to share with you, we will. Thank you for your patience“.

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After that, from English site of Metro 2035 information about 2017 as the release date of the game has disappeared, even though the nameless project in the universe remained . So while fans of 4A Games products remains to wait until the science-fiction game Arktika.1 for virtual reality. A new adventure in the post-apocalyptic underground, it seems, has been postponed until 2018.


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Skyrim Special Edition review

Skyrim is still for the Nords

Skyrim remastered I just can not say that Skyrim is the best TES game (not even at 3rd place at my top), but i still happy that Bethesda remastered it.

Let’s start from the good news to PC owners, and bad for the owners of consoles. So who got PC version with all add-ons, will revieve this remastered version for free, Consol owners need to buy this game for a full price, becouse Skyrim never relesed for consoles of 8 generation (PS4, XO).

Skyrim: Special Edition.

 

How good remaster has out, I think, should be judged not by the graphics, but by the impressions of all at once. Original 2011 visually, of course, was terrible.

Now graphics in Skyrim has been notably ennobled: they put on the walls beautiful textures and pulled npc models to sane species. Most of the work was made with lighting, shadows and backdrops.

Outdoors updates given their results – in static remaster looks great too. During the first hour of study walks, yet nothing happened really, I just stayed for 10 minutes to watch the sunset, urban landscapes, and dense thickets flattering.

Of course, it is necessary to compare the graphics, as they say, attaching one to the other. In this question our comrades from DigitalFoundry will help. They rescued us countless times.

Why you must return to Skyrim

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In fact, there is reason better than upgraded visual part. Main thing that is not lost in almost 6 years since the release – the atmosphere and boundless freedom.

You are free to do what you wish and as you wish – even just peacefully go hunt, and then peacefully cooks omething from it. In Skyrim, war – this is not a straight road, and the whole arena of endless conflict, filled with decisions, dialogues, characters and their meaning.

Just say “Hello” to a stranger, and you will never know where this dialogue will lead. Maybe to the war of magic schools and the clash of their interests; to find vintage treasures; to the ancient curses, that cut out whole villages; arrogant power-hungry rulers; mad warlords with grandiose plans for the battle or even ordinary robbers, robbing passers-by on the way to Whiterun.

The game world is huge and not empty. Quests are wait for you at every turn. In caves inhabited by bandits and monsters, there are treasures and rare artifacts and quests. The city is full of different stories, some of which ends with the main branch more interesting tasks. In the end, you can spit on everything and just go to the mountains – to seek adventure on your digital ass.

My Impressions about Skyrim: Special Edition

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Special Edition – is a great reason to try the game for those who for some reason missed the original at the time. Now you can make it more practical – because Special Edition includes all the DLC, all the necessary patches and everything you need for a comfortable game.


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