This week hasn't exactly been kind to EA and DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II, with the presence of in-game loot creates and pay-to-win Star Cards overshadowing some of the more positive aspects of the game. But, if there's one plus it's that they haven't been silent. And now after yesterday's intense Reddit AMA it looks like the in-game currency, Crystals, are now unavailable for purchase.
That's right Overwatch is free-to-play this weekend starting tomorrow until Tuesday November 21 across PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Which is good timing because new hero Moira has just joined the ranks. Announced at BlizzCon, Moira is a shadowy scientist that used biotic abilities to dispense both healing and damage.
One of our mainstay wordsmiths, Adam "Griz" Mathew, was sent out to Ubisoft Montreal not so long ago for a lengthy, in-depth behind-the-scenes look at Far Cry 5's development. Today he's emerged with a piece describing aggro and dangerous turkeys that are only trumped by (literal) ball-biting wolverines.
Australia's first Esports High Performance Centre has opened at the SCG, providing a new home for League of Legends Oceania champs the LG Dire Wolves and female development team Supa-Stellar. So what does high performance mean? Well, access to the the latest technology and sport science like eye tracking tech and performance analysis like the Russians used in Rocky IV. We assume.
With the Star Wars Battlefront II Reddit AMA now over, there's a disclaimer on the page "Yes, they are answering, but half of the time they're being mass-downvoted, so the answers can be hard to find." Which should clue you in to just how forgiving people are about the game this week. In fact, one might draw the conclusion that The Empire is more beloved.
And when we don't throw out the D word lightly here at AusGamers. With the original 2013 PC release of Marvel Heroes including design and input from Diablo veteran David Brevik, it was a free-to-play title that stood out from most. And in a surprise announcement, especially when you consider that Marvel Heroes Omega only just got a console release this year, comes word that it's shutting down.