01.14.2019 06:00:11 It took a lot of effort for Ubisoft to get The Division where it is today, and with the sequel launching on March 15th, Mick Fraser wonders if they can get it right first time
Will Resident Evil 2 Remake Sell More Than The Original?
01.14.2019 04:00:12 Tyler Fischer of ComicBook.com writes: "And all of this begs the question: just how well is Resident Evil 2 Remake going to sell? And is it possible it will sell more than the original?"
As Fallout 76 struggles, The Elder Scrolls Online just keeps getting better
01.13.2019 23:00:11 Alex Donaldson writes: ''Theres been a lot of talk about the massive mess that is Fallout 76 but with its other beloved RPG property, Bethesdas online efforts are best-in-class.''
Cinematic Battlefield Short Film Is Captured From Non-Scripted Gameplay Footage and Is a Must-Watch
There are times when a regular gamer does something that knock your socks off just because it’s so creative, and well, just awesome. This is one of those times.
YouTuber Gage Allen created a Battlefield short film, and what makes this even more impressive is, he got the footage from in-game matches (from Battlefield V and Battlefield 1), and nothing was scripted! In the YouTuber’s words, “The following was shot entirely in random multiplayer matches. No one knew they were being filmed. Nothing was planned.”
From the amazing voice over work, to the cinematic angles of the shots, this is one damn impressive piece of work. This shows how chaotic (in a good way) Battlefield is. I daresay, this is even better than some of EA’s own marketing materials, and this was made by one guy, and what I presume is on considerably less money.
Classic Half-Life gets ESRGAN AI-enhanced HD textures, available for download
01.13.2019 14:00:10 DSOGaming writes: "Following the AI-enhanced texture packs for Morrowind, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom and Max Payne, here comes another one for Valves classic Half-Life game. Cyril Paulus has used ESRGAN and has updated all of the games textures, including the ones for the XEN levels. So yeah, while Black Mesa Xen is not available yet, we can get a small idea now of what a remastered version of the Xen levels could look like."
Fallout 76 January Updates and Free Fallout Classic Collection!
01.13.2019 08:00:10 Shaun M Jooste writes: "Last week Bethesda mentioned that they would be starting the new year with new patches. The first of those will be coming 15 January 2019. Anyone who logged into the full release of Fallout 76 on any platform in 2018 will receive the Fallout Classic Collection on PC."
Battlefield V Upcoming News and Announcements for Next Week Outlined, Q&A Posted
Another week has wrapped up, and with that, DICE has once again posted a round up of this past week’s Battlefield V news and announcements (official stuff). If you’re curious what’s coming next week, you’ve come to the right place!
Outlined below are the official Battlefield 5 upcoming news and announcements, which is highlighted by the release of Tides of War chapter 2: Lightning Strikes.
Sneak Peek into Next Week
Battlefield Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Launches – All-new content and missions coming next week!
Battlefield V Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Trailer – Hot new trailer coming to celebrate the upcoming release.
Battlefield V Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Update – Alongside Chapter 2’s release, Battlefield V will also receive an update that resolves some outstanding issues, provides additional balance improvements, and more. We’ll provide you with the full Update Notes early next week.
Battlefield V Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes Update Notes
Everything You Need to Know About Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes
Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Squad Conquest Mode
Battlefield V Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Landing Page
Battlefield Weekly Hosted by EA UK – Tune in as the EA UK Battlefield Community Team plays through the new content available in Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes.
Q&A with DICE
Upcoming Battlefield V Update
When does the next Battlefield V update come out?
Jaqub Ajmal, Producer: If all goes as planned, it will roll out on January 15th.
When can we expect to see update notes for the next Battlefield V update?
JA: We would like the Update Notes to be release on January 14th. However, we started talking a little bit about the changes today, giving you something to look forward to next week.
Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes
When we will learn more about Tides of War Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes?
Dan Mitre, Global Community Manager: We just released a teaser trailer this week as we pave way to a full trailer and more information early next week.
Tides of War
What’s up with the missions not tracking requirement completions correctly?
JA: This is a bug that we are investigating with high priority. We want to highlight that there is a risk that we may not have a fix in time to coincide with the Chapter 2 release due to the complexity and amount of time it’s taking to troubleshoot this issue (although the proposed structure mentioned early in this article still applies). However, at the same time, we know that the Tides of War progression does work for many players as well, so we had to make a difficult decision of making the call to start the Tides of War progression as planned as we have also heard many players that they really want more things to do in-game.
Will players get the ability to earn their missed in-game items due to missions not tracking properly?
JA: We are currently investigating what the best solution for this would be as we don’t want anyone to lose out on items due bugs. We will get back to you when we have a proper solution.
Vehicle balance is currently all over the place, both on ground and in the air. Is this being evaluated? What is the current design philosophy?
JA: We have done some adjustments in the next update releasing next week. These will be highlighted in the update notes. Please continue to give us your feedback after you have had a chance to play the next update for a few hours.
Will the End of Round screen continue to get refined? I’m having issues with understanding how much Company Coin I earned, what I unlocked, and how much XP I received.
JA: Once we have resolved the issue with the Company Coins not always being awarded, we will be looking at what we can do to improve EoR screen further. Please be aware that we currently have an issue with the Company Coins being shown on the End of round screen not always being correct.
Is the Company Coin earn rate the same in all game modes?
JA: As there is a difference between the amount of points players score at average between each mode, we aim to balance the amount of scores to be somewhat equal based upon your effort in each mode. This means that the Company Coins earned per mode and the score that you get might differ depending on what mode you play.
Is there a max Company Coin you can earn per day by playing?
JA: We will aim to monitor and keep tweaking these numbers as we start to see how players earn CC across modes to keep it even and not give any mode an advantage over the other when it comes to earning Company Coins.
For more Battlefield V news, make sure to check out our sneak peek of next week’s patch, as well as confirmation that SMGs are getting buffed.
Far Cry 2: Redux mod is now available for download
01.12.2019 13:00:11 DSOGaming writes: "BigTinz has released a must-have mod for Far Cry 2, Far Cry 2 Redux. This overhaul mod for Far Cry 2 brings accurate magazine sizes, disables auto reload, fixes the bouncing NPC bug, adds the infamous heal animations and features more dynamic AI."
Resident Evil 2 - 26-minute video comparison between Remake and Original versions
01.12.2019 07:00:11 DSOGaming writes: "YouTubes Cycu1 has released a comparison video between the Remake and the Original versions of Resident Evil 2. This video shows the entire 1-Shot Demo (the PC demo will release in around 9 hours on Steam) so I strongly suggest avoiding it in case you want to experience it yourselves."
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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