01.25.2011 05:11:58 You can now purchase a reserved slot on all our game servers for just $5/month. Your $5 donation will reserve your slot on ALL of our servers for 30 days. This means no more waiting in line to play. No more wasted time. Not only that, but your donation will go toward paying our bills and will continue to enable TKC the ability to provide quality servers for the PC community.
To purchase your reserved slot just click the "Donate" tab above, then either find your nickname or type in your EXACT solider name (WITHOUT clan tag) in the box provided. Then for donation type be sure to select that you are purchasing a reserved slot. To purchase multiple months just donate the appropriate amount, i.e. $15 for 3 months.
Serious gamers don't wait in line, purchase your reserved slot today and prove to the world that you're no noob!!
The musically charged 3D adventure game Giraffe and Annika is now available via Steam
02.19.2020 03:00:09 "Giraffe and Annika", a musically charged 3D adventure from publisher PLAYISM and developer Atelier Mimina, warms hearts on PCs via Steam today with Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions taking a half-rest until later in 2020.
Report: Call of Duty Warzone Release Date Set for Early March
In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare news, a lot of news has leaked regarding the rumored Modern Warfare battle royale mode supposedly titled “Call of Duty Warzone.” While some people might have assumed that it’ll be out very soon, apparently the Call of Duty Warzone release date is set for sometime in March!
In a new report by Videogamechronicles, the site states “sources” that mention the Warzone release date is planned for “early March,” with the site pegging March 10 (a Tuesday) as the prime date for the roll out. It mentions that when the release date arrives, players will instantly have access to the “Classified” portion of the game’s main menu screen.
In addition to the release date, VGC notes that the battle royale mode will be released as a standalone game for free, with the option for players to “upgrade” to the full version of Modern Warfare. Warzone is also assumed to share progression with the current Battle Pass (Season 2) with cosmetic unlocks.
Sources mention that official marketing plans for Warzone will start this week, and there are North American YouTubers invited to visit the studio and capture battle royale footage ahead of the official announcement.
Bear in mind, none of the info listed here came from Activision, so as such, take ’em with a grain of salt, alright? However, we won’t be surprised if this is legit given how the leaks we’ve already gotten.
The Division 2 PS5 and Xbox Series X Ports Not Coming Says Ubisoft
Just yesterday, we reported that Rainbow Six Siege will be headed to the PS5 and Xbox Series X when the new consoles launch (at least that’s the goal). If you assumed this would be the same case with Ubisoft’s other shooter, The Division 2, you’re sadly, mistaken. There will be no The Division 2 PS5 and Xbox Series X ports.
Ubisoft Massive Associate Creative Director Yannick Banchereau confirmed that there won’t be new versions of The Division 2, stating:
“We are not looking at porting it to new platforms.”
“What I can tell you is that we are not making a specific version for those for those consoles, we are very much focused on just working on what we have now and making that as good as possible.”
Now this doesn’t mean that The Division 2 won’t be playable on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, as the two new upcoming consoles will have backwards compatibility out of the gate. Just don’t expect new, jazzed up versions of The Division 2 this holiday or beyond.
Should the Next Battlefield Game Be Bad Company 3?
If you ask Battlefield fans what their favorite Battlefield game is of all time, chances are high that you’ll hear Battlefield: Bad Company 2 included in the conversation in some form or another — and with good reason. The big question now here is: should the next Battlefield game be Bad Company 3?
While we haven’t heard of any news regarding the next Battlefield game, we do know it’s coming. Rumors surfaced back in 2018 that DICE was developing a new entry in the Bad Company series. We haven’t heard anything about that since, but that doesn’t mean it’s not coming. Long-time fans might want a Bad Company 2 remaster more than anything, but given EA really hasn’t been a fan of that, the chances of us getting an all-new Bad Company game is higher than a remake/remaster.
Here on MP1st, Alex Co and James Lara discuss why (or why not) in favor of a new Bad Company game. Ready? Dive in below!
I still believe that the Bad Company series is probably some of DICE’s best titles that they have ever built. Despite both Battlefield Bad Company 1 & 2 being more focused on smaller-scale battles, the scope of options that they offered kept the game engaging, and the amount of destruction was far ahead of its time as maps could easily be leveled, something still unmatched by later iterations of Battlefield. Matches felt as if they held heavier weight on the player as every action seemed like they matter, rather than just being another fodder of an online shooter. The campaigns themselves were pretty fun, mostly because it wasn’t meant to be taken seriously, which added depth to the characters. To this day we see a lot of what Bad Company introduced (Rush, Squads, etc) in newer Battlefield games, so it’s no surprise that fans are holding the series so dearly and demand a sequel. Yet, perhaps that isn’t entirely the best course of action as somethings are better left as a memory.
Look, I’d love a new Bad Company game as much as the next guy, but the Battlefield games as of late haven’t really been on par with where they should be. This does go without saying that DICE is actively working on fixing their issues, but how many releases must we go through just to get the game we should have had a year or two later? How satisfied are the majority of Battlefield fans with the last few iterations? What about Battlefront seeing that DICE is also developing that series? Sure these games are in a much better position now, but why is there a need for all this backlash to make these changes? Clearly the studio doesn’t know what fans are wanting, which shows even more with recent updates to BFV and it’s TTK.
EA strategy all this generation has been to ship what’s broken now and “try” to fix it later. It’s insane for a company as large as they are to even do this, and because of this I just don’t think a new Bad Company game, or even a remaster would get the same loving treatment it got when the originals released. Like many of the studios under EA’s wings, the people behind the studios that originally built these fan favorites have all moved on to other places. I feel that they are a shadow of their former self that are trying to pick up the pieces that are scattered all over the place.
Don’t get me wrong, IF EA and DICE were to release a new Bad Company game or Remaster the old ones, I’d probably be the first in line to get it, but it’ll be with low expectations. I’d love DICE to blow me away again and Bad Company 3 would be the best way to do it, but the state they are currently in I just don’t have much faith in them. Perhaps with Vince Zampella now having a bigger role at EA and helping multiple studios out with their projects, things may eventually turn out differently, all considering that Respawn Studio has been pushing some quality titles out. For now, I think I’d much rather keep my good memories of the Bad Company series as just that, rather than see them brought back half done and half broken.
I’m honestly conflicted. I want to say yes, but given how high the chances of this doing more harm than good, I’m leaning on a “maybe.” However, there is a middle ground, though! I’d want DICE/EA to remake Bad Company 2 first.
Imagine if DICE pulled off a Bad Company 2 remake/remaster and nailed it? That would be insane and set up the stage for Bad Company 3 quite nicely. But if they did that (Bad Company 2 remake release) and it bombed? Well, then you’d best not tarnish the franchise name even further, no?
Having said all that, I wouldn’t want DICE to do it, but at the same time, I do want that same core Bad Company multiplayer formula. If you think about what made BC2 multiplayer so great, and apply it to today’s shooters, you’d still get (technically) a very good game. Better visuals? Better sound effects? Re-jig the classes a bit? Add tracer darts back, make entire stages destructible, and the list goes on. While some parts of that might not work in today’s modern shooter formula, I would hazard a guess that a lot of those would still be OK.
My main concern is, most of the people involved in Bad Company 2 have moved on from DICE, so whatever it is we get, might not be as faithful to the franchise as we’d like, which in turn, would sour the taste for a lot of Battlefield fans.
Though if you think about it, releasing Bad Company 3 would seriously hype up the fanbase, which both EA and DICE kinda need right now. And if you add in the next-gen consoles into the mix, well, that could very well be an explosive combination that would do very well commercially and critically.
Would you want another entry in the Bad Company franchise from DICE or would that do more harm than good? We want to hear your thoughts down in the comments below!
Valve Index VR still out of stock, despite game set to release next month
02.17.2020 05:00:10 This could potentially mean that Valve has stopped manufacturing and restocking its VR sets. Another reason behind this enormous delay could Valve moving their production factories to something bigger, because I don't think they were expecting this sort of demand, before the game launch. Lastly, Coronavirus is also another threat to their production, since many hardware and components are built in China.
The Division 2 is available in US and Europe for only $3 on UPLAY and Epic Games Store
02.16.2020 23:00:10 DSOGaming writes: "A few days ago, Ubisoft was offering Tom Clancy's The Division 2 for only $3 to all US PC gamers. However, today the publisher is also offering the game at that low price to all European PC gamers."
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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