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!!
Call of Duty: Warzone Pushing More Large Banwaves to Curb Cheating Epidemic
04.13.2021 19:00:10 Cheating has been a huge issue in both Call of Duty and Call of Duty Warzone, and the teams behind the games have given an update on how they plan to continue to combat them with such actions as large banwaves.
The Call of Duty staff shared the update in a blog, confirming that their security and enforcement team has issued more than 475,000 permabans in Call of Duty: Warzone, and that April 11th's banwave was the seventh high-volume set of bans since February.
The same team also issues bans seven days a week to individual offenders and repeat offenders and, in combination with the large banwaves, these methods are "an integral focus of our efforts."
Another large focus is tackling the commercial market of cheat providers and resellers, which includes suspicious accounts that are farmed and often sold to repeat offenders. The team recently banned 45,000 fraudulent, black market accounts used by repeat offenders.
One of the most difficult challenges in stopping cheaters is in limiting their ability to move to alternate accounts. To do so, the team has increased its efforts to ensure accounts are utilizing 2-factor authentication, it has ramped-up additional resources to help the security and enforcement teams, it has increased the frequency of bans, and it is working to improve upon communication and updates.
Hardware bans are also used for repeat, or serial, cheaters, and the security research team uses such tactics as using malware hidden as a "dropper" in a fake cheat that was being offered for sale.
In February, it was reported that over 60,000 cheaters were banned in a massive banwave, and that followed one of the biggest Warzone streamers, Vikkstar123, confirming that he would no longer play the game following how prevalent the cheating problem is.
Fortunately, Activision appears to be stepping up their efforts to combat cheaters and there are those like Alex Zedra, the actress behind Warzone's Mara, who helped get two cheaters banned on Twitch.
Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to email@example.com.Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
Get ready to go the way of the sword and bring all kinds of Japanese inspired gear to battle, as Activision has announced that Call of Duty: Mobile Season 3 Tokyo Escape begins this April 16 — with new maps, modes, and other brand new content for players to use and choose from!
Check out the trailer for the Tokyo Escape Battle Pass below.
Experience the code of the Samurai this Friday as Call of Duty: Mobile Season 3: Tokyo Escape begins on April 16 at 5 p.m. PT. The most honorable players can slice and dice their way through this season’s new Multiplayer Mode, Swords & Stones, or battle it out on two new maps, Oasis and Coastal.
Players who are looking for more than a katana can earn two epic premier weapons: PP19 Bizon – Yokai (brand new) or the QXR – Scorching Sun, plus 50 tiers of rewards in this season’s battle pass, including Samurai-themed characters, weapons and more.
Here are some highlights coming to Android and iOS:
New Maps – Two new multiplayer maps make their debut in Call of Duty: Mobile:
Oasis – First introduced in Modern Warfare 3, Oasis takes place in an upscale desert hotel themed for the season.
Coastal – A brand-new map designed for Call of Duty: Mobile and created specifically for the Search & Destroy mode.
New Battle Royale Updates – Season 3 will also see the addition of a new operator skill and BR class.
Operator Skill – Bull Charge – A riot shield skill that can be earned by reaching Tier 14 in the Season 3 battle pass.
BR Class – Spotter – The new Battle Royale class will be available later in the season through its own featured event.
New Multiplayer Modes
“Night Mode 2.0” – Optimized versions of Night Mode launching for a limited time (April 22- 28)
“Swords & Stones”– Available for a limited time (May 6-12), this mode goes back to basics allowing only melee weapons in a free-for-all contest.
The new mode includes airdrops that change to the Shadow Blade skill, Molotov Cocktail Scorestreaks and more.
Marquee Event – “Warrior’s Path,” a Samurai-themed event begins on April 29 and enables players to join either the Five Knights or the U.A.C. to complete daily tasks and earn rewards in either MP or BR mode. Winner takes all here, with the faction earning the most points at the end of the day taking control of a node on the map.
Players can also expect New Seasonal Challenges, Lucky Draws, Bundles and more available in the store once the Season begins.
The rogue-lite action game SYNTHETIK 2 is coming to PC via Steam Early Access in 2021
04.13.2021 18:00:12 "The Germany-based indie games publisher and game developer Flow Fire Games today announced with great excitement and joy that their rogue-lite action game "SYNTHETIK 2" (sequel to the Rogue-Lite hit "SYNTHETIK") is coming to PC via Steam Early Access in 2021." - Jonas Ek, TGG.
It’s never fun to play a multiplayer game when someone is cheating. Unfortunately, there’s a ton of that in Call of Duty: Warzone. Activisio is aware of this, and has issued an update on what steps the company is doing. One big step announced is how over 475,000 Call of Duty Warzone cheaters have been perma-banned this week!
Cheaters are never welcome. To date, our security and enforcement team has issued more than 475,000 permabans in Call of Duty: Warzone. Yesterday’s large banwave was our seventh high-volume set of bans since February.
Additionally, the company has also mentioned how they are going after cheat makers, and those who sell accounts.
We also are tackling the commercial market of cheat providers and resellers. This includes suspicious accounts, which are farmed and often sold to repeat offenders. We recently banned 45,000 fraudulent, black market accounts used by repeat offenders.
Removing cheaters and taking away their ability to move to alternate accounts is a key focus for the security teams.
Activision has also announced that they have ramped up the fight in a few key areas:
Utilizing 2-factor authentication to make it harder to access new accounts simply to cheat
Ramping-up additional resources to support our security and enforcement teams
Increased frequency of high-volume banwaves in addition to our daily banning of repeat offending accounts
Improving regular communications and updates
Finally, on the subject of hardware bans, here’s what Activision had to say:
Some have asked if we issue hardware bans. We do issue hardware bans against repeat, or serial, cheaters. This is an important part of our effort to combat repeat offenders.
This is definitely a step in the right direction! Let’s hope more cheaters are weeded out soon.
Bioware has released an all new look at the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, showing us some of the biggest visuals changes they have made. Here’s the Mass Effect Legendary Edition comparison trailer to give you just a sneak peak at what to expect from the remasters next month.
Some of these changes include gameplay, reworks, new balances, and even changing the extended cut ending to the main one. Of course the visual changes shown off here are without a question the more noticeable ones, but there are quite a few major ones, and some waiting to be discovered come release! Mass Effect Legendary Edition is launching May 14 on Xbox, PC, and PlayStation consoles.
Leaks, rumors, and teases have been running for over a year since the launch of Warzone, but now it seems like we finally have a date as multiple streamers have been sent a mysterious packages, teasing the Warzone Nuke Event for April 21.
In a Tweet made by longtime streamer Drift0r, he posts a video showing off a new package he received. In it, we see a hard helmet with Verdansk Dam marking and a gas mask symbol, along with a small letter issued for Call of Duty Warzone.
Once the hostiles reach here, we levee a guess that Verdansk is all but gone to the damned. April 21st 12PM
Now we aren’t 100% if this is the nuke event that has been speculated since the release of Warzone, though it does seem like a pretty good chance. Rumors suggest that once the Nuke event is over, a new Warzone map will be released, possibly a 1980s’ themed version of Verdansk. This would tie it up nicely with Black Ops Cold War given the time period.
Coincidentally, we do know that Treyarch does have an update currently in QA for Black Ops Cold War as it has been uploaded to PSN for the PS5 version of Black Ops Cold War. This update has yet to go live.
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Nier Automata's Controversial Steam Version Is Getting an Update
04.13.2021 15:00:11 Nier Automata's controversial Steam version is getting an upgrade patch, although what this patch will do and when it will release is still unknown.
It's been weeks since the release of the Xbox Game Pass for PC version of Nier: Automata and it didn't take long for fans to realize that this version's improvements seemingly bypassed the Steam version, which notably had so many problems that fans stepped in to fix some themselves. Players have asked for fixes for the Steam version essentially since its release in 2019, and the decidedly-better Xbox Game Pass version further highlighted those issues.
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After weeks of silence since the release of the Xbox Game Pass for PC version of the game, the official NieR Series Twitter account has announced that an upgrade patch is on the way.
An upgrade patch for the Steam version of #NieR:Automata is currently in development.
As you can see in the tweet above, it's unknown what this upgrade patch will fix or change, and it doesn't seem like a release date is in sight. However, just the news that a patch is on the way has fans feeling good about what's to come, as seen in the reaction tweets below.
A surprise but definitally a long needed patch.
Game is amazing and it was a shame so many people had to pass on it due to the issues on pc.
— Cameron Geddes (@Zero_1343) April 13, 2021
I hope it will resolve the issues with resolution, textures and frame rate during videos... I love this game, but the adaptation from consoles to PC Steam wasn't really good.
Hundreds of other tweets like the ones above can be found in the replies to the upgrade patch announcement tweet and while some are expressing their annoyance with how long it's taken a patch to hit the Steam version, the overarching sentiment is one of excitement.
Over on the game's subreddit, Redditors are expressing their excitement with the news while also taking guesses at why the patch might be happening now.
"A patch for the Steam version could've been in development for a while, but they just did the Game Pass version first," Redditor Eloymm said. "Specifically, considering that the Nier remaster is coming out soon, it would make sense that they want their other popular game to be updated so it might have been in the plans for a while. We'll never know really. That being said, better late than never."
While waiting for this upgrade patch to hit the Steam version of Nier: Automata, check out this story breaking down the differences between the Steam version and the Windows Store version. If you're excited for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., check out the game's opening movie and then read our thoughts on the game in IGN's final preview for it.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.
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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