sgamet – League Of Legends Updates Honor Progression Reward System

sgamet – League Of Legends Updates Honor Progression Reward System

Riot has made some changes to League of Legends‘ Honor Progression and those sweet, sweet rewards you earn from it. Most likely in an effort to encourage players, Riot has added checkpoints to honor progression. These occur between levels — starting after level 2 — and offer players additional rewards. The rewards are delivered in Honor Orbs, which contain a few items, the minimum of which are 2 key fragments. Blue essence and champion shards…

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Vindictus No Longer Supporting German Localization – sgamet.com

Vindictus No Longer Supporting German Localization – sgamet.com

Yesterday, January 11th, the Aes Sidhe Update was pushed for DEVCat and Nexon’s Action RPG Vindictus. While the update obviously added a lot of things, it also took away something — localization support for German speakers. According to the official statement from Nexon, the company has been paying a great deal of attention to “language usage” for the game and as a result have noted that a “very low percentage” of players use German. So,…

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PUBG 1.0 Launches, Servers Explode – sgamet.com

PUBG 1.0 Launches, Servers Explode – sgamet.com

Murphy’s Law is in full effect for easily one of the most anticipated PC gaming launches this year. Today marks the PUBG 1.0 launch, which is also the full release of the battle royale shooter to PC. So, of course, the game’s servers have apparently decided that now would be the right time to burst into flames. We’re speaking in hyperbole, of course, but the fact remains that the backend of Battlegrounds has been experiencing…

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Apple Imposes Transparency Rules for Games with Loot Boxes on sgamet

Apple Imposes Transparency Rules for Games with Loot Boxes on sgamet

In what’s very likely the biggest tonal shift in gaming history, Apple is now imposing new gaming loot box rules that will require mobile titles to disclose the odds of receiving items from said loot boxes. And this rule is absolutely mandatory. The rule has been added to Apple’s App Store review guidelines under the Payments section. It reads, verbatim: “Apps offering ‘loot boxes’ or other mechanisms that provide randomized virtual items for purchase must…

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Albion Online Dev Talk – Server Performance Improvements on sgamet

David Salz, our Chief Technology Officer, talks about the performance improvements since the Kay update, what further improvements you can expect, and the iOS Beta. If you do not have the time to watch the video right now, here is a summary: Performance since Kay Last weekend marked the start of the GvG seasons with invasions. We watched it live and were pretty impressed by the battles we saw, sometimes with up to 400 players….

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Need for Speed: Payback looks like it has some promise – sgamet.com

Need for Speed: Payback looks like it has some promise – sgamet.com

Developer Ghost Games wants you to know Need for Speed: Payback is not a racing game. More precisely, executive producer Marcus Nilsson and studio have carefully dubbed the title an “action driving” experience. “We’re making the game we think is the most fun to play,” explains lead designer Riley Cooper. “Racing games are great, but they demand one hundred percent of your attention just to navigate a course. Our priority is a broader experience.” In…

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sgamet | Blizzard Announces World of Warcraft Classic

sgamet | Blizzard Announces World of Warcraft Classic

Move over, Nostalrius—Blizzard is making its own classic servers for World of Warcraft, called World of Warcraft Classic. “We’re committed to making an authentic, Blizzard-quality classic experience,” Blizzard said today during its Blizzcon keynote, promising that these new classic servers will take some time before they’re ready. So, uh, be patient. Fans had been asking Blizzard for a vanilla version of World of Warcraft for several years now, and for a while, they all played…

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A Week That’s Short But Sweet – Friday, September 8, 2017 on sgamet

A Week That’s Short But Sweet – Friday, September 8, 2017 on sgamet

Folks, Even though it was a short week for us here following the three-day weekend, the team has managed to churn through a sizable chunk of work! Last weekend, Mark and Andrew had the opportunity to attend Dragon Con. They demonstrated to attendees the progress we’ve made over the year since the last Dragon Con, and demoed a large-scale battle (attempted on the infamous Hotel Internet during the con, no less)! If you’ve been following our updates, you’ll already be…

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sgamet – Automaton Games Plans a 1,000-Player Tactical Shooter

sgamet – Automaton Games Plans a 1,000-Player Tactical Shooter

After a sizeable investment of $10M and a partnership with Improbable’s SpatialOS, plans for a new Automaton Games project have been revealed. Those plans involve a tactical shooter MMO with a shared world of 1,000 strong along with a massive 400-player battle royale mode. For those who are unfamiliar with the studio, Automaton Games is a UK-based company responsible for the multiplayer FPS Deceit, which pits five players together in a team but empowers a…

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Ubisoft partners with Harley-Davidson to bring exclusive motorcycle fleet to The Crew 2 – sgamet.com

Earlier this year, Ubisoft revealed that The Crew 2 would be making its release at some point in 2018. When it was revealed during E3 2017, we discovered the game would be much more than your basic car racing game, it'd be coming with planes, boats, motorcycles, and a ton of different types of cars for you to race. Today, Ubisoft revealed that they have partnered up with an iconic motorcycle brand to feature a number…

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