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Elder Scrolls Online Incentivises Players to Keep Paid Subscription With New Loyalty Program

Written By Kom Limpulnam on Senin, 25 Agustus 2014 | 17.21

Developer ZeniMax Online Studios has announced a new Loyalty Program for its massively multiplayer role-playing game The Elder Scrolls Online.

Starting in September, players who have paid the game's subscription fee for three months, excluding the free game time included with a purchase of ESO, will receive a High Hrothgar Wraith vanity pet that they can parade around Tamriel. ZeniMax said that it will soon reveal the next reward, given to players who've been subscribed for six months. If you haven't been subscribed for the required period of time, you'll still be able to get the rewards once you've met the requirements. ZeniMax added that the loyalty program will continue to expand over time.

In its latest Road Ahead update, ZeniMax also shared some details about additions coming in Update 4. It will feature the final region of Craglorn that will complete the story of the the first Adventure Zone, and the Serpent Trial, the final Trial in the constellation storyline. Like the original Trials, it's designed for a group of 12 players. Finally, the last major content addition in Update 4 is the Fragonstar Arena, a PvE event where a group of four players will face progressively more difficult waves of enemies to earn prizes.

According to a recent report from SuperData Research, World of Warcraft earned more revenue than any other subscription-based MMO in the world during 2013. ESO, not surprisingly, hasn't been around long enough to crack the top 10. Traditionally, subscription-based MMOs lose a portion of their user base after the initial month when people decide not to renew their subscriptions. ESO, though, has held on to 772,374 of its subscribers as of June, according to SuperData.

The Elder Scrolls Online was released on PC in April and earned a 6.0 in GameSpot's review. It was supposed hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in June, but has since been delayed.

What incentive will convince you to pay a monthly subscription fee? Let us know in the comments below.

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SOE President's Flight Grounded, Group Behind PlayStation Network Outage Takes Responsibility

A flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has been grounded because of a bomb threat, and it appears that the same group behind the current PlayStation Network outage is responsible.

Earlier today, Smedley tweeted (via Polygon) that he was flying American Airlines Flight 362 from Dallas, Texas to San Diego, California. The Twitter account belonging to the group who took responsibility for the denial-of-service attack on the PlayStation Network and other gaming services then tweeted at American Airlines, saying they've been receiving reports that there are "explosives on-board the flight."

Smedley later confirmed that his flight was being diverted to Phoenix, Arizona. "Flight diverted to Phoenix for security reasons," he said. "Something about the security and our cargo. Sitting on Tarmack." According to American Airlines' flight tracker, flight 362, now set to depart from Phoenix to San Diego, is delayed.

Earlier today, Sony confirmed that it was in fact the victim of a DDoS attack. "Like other major networks around the world, the PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network have been impacted by an attempt to overwhelm our network with artificially high traffic," Sony said in a statement. "Although this has impacted your ability to access our network and enjoy our services, no personal information has been accessed."

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Microsoft Researching Cloud Gaming Solution That Hides Latency By Predicting Your Actions

Microsoft researchers have released a report that presents DeLorean, a cloud gaming solution that hides latency by trying to predict what you'll do next.

According to the report (via TechCrunch) DeLorean's "speculative execution system," as Microsoft calls it, is able to mask up to 250ms of network latency by rendering frames of future possible outcomes and sending them ahead of time. Essentially, based on your historical tendencies and recent behavior, DeLorean tries to predict your actions, render them, and send them to your device in advance to improve your perception that the game is more responsive. For actions that are harder to predict, DeLorean queues up multiple possible outcomes and displays only the correct one.

This, the researchers say, produces an experience that is more responsive than current solutions, where even 100ms can feel laggy.

Microsoft tested DeLorean with two games: Doom 3 and Fable 3. "Through user studies and performance benchmarks, we find that players overwhelmingly prefer DeLorean to traditional thin-client gaming," they said, adding that "DeLorean successfully mimics playing across a low-latency network."

However, while Microsoft says that they're able to reduce the added bandwidth of having to transmit possible outcome frames with better video compression, DeLorean still requires almost five times as much bandwidth than standard cloud gaming systems. So it's not ready for public consumption, but it is an interesting, possible solution to the latency problem.

Sony's cloud gaming solution, PlayStation Now (which is based on Gaikai's technology), is currently in beta.

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AU New Releases: Madden NFL 15 Kicks Onto Multiple Platforms

Madden NFL 15, EA Sports' latest entry into its American Football series, launches this week for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

The game will include the Madden Ultimate Team mode, which allows players to pick their team, collect their favorite current and past NFL players, and upgrade their squad to create their fantasy team. Players can purchase packs containing new players, coaches, playbooks, stadiums, and more with coins that are earned by competing with others online or by completing single player challenges. The game will also feature a new approach to defensive play.

Earlier this month, EA launched a bizarre advertisement for the game starring Kevin Hart and Dave Franco. Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will feature on the cover of the game, although we aren't quite sure what he's doing on it. For more details on the games out this week, check out the full list below.

Will you be picking up any new games this week? Let us know in the comments.

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Destiny's Ghost Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Bungie Donates to ALS Association

Written By Kom Limpulnam on Minggu, 24 Agustus 2014 | 17.21

Ghost, Destiny's robot character voiced by Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage, has taken the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for the ALS Association.

As you can see above, the short video shows Ghost and a Guardian hanging out before a wizard from the moon dumps a bucket of ice water on them. Bungie and Ghost were challenged by the Greedy Corpus, characters from Digital Extremes' free-to-play game Warframe. You can check out that video of the first game character taking the Ice Bucket Challenge below. Bungie in turn challenged Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's villain played by Kevin Spacey Jonathan Irons, the Last of Us' Joel, and Star Wars creator George Lucas.

Bungie is also donating to the cause by sharing 20 percent of the proceeds from the Bungie store from now until Destiny launches on September 9.

Looking for more videos of game industry people getting ice water dumped on their heads? We've got you covered.

Industry people who have completed the Ice Bucket Challenge (click through to watch videos):

Industry people nominated, but have not yet completed the Ice Bucket Challenge:

You can donate money to the ALS Association at the group's website.

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Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2 Characters Join Super Time Force on PC

Super Time Force Ultra (STFU), the PC version of the time-bending, side-scrolling shooter is coming to Steam next week, and it's bringing a few special guests with it. Developer Capybara announced on its official website that the PC version of the game will include new playable characters from Valve's Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2.

Team Fortress 2's Pyro class will lend his flare gun and flamethrower to the team, while Zoe from the first Left 4 Dead will take down enemies with her two pistols and propane tanks. Less recognizable but also from Team Fortress 2 is Saxton Hale, the Australian President and CEO of Mann Co., who starred in comics based on the game. His abilities are focused on his strong, bare knuckles melee attacks.

Super Time Force Ultra comes with all three Valve characters, 50 new Helladeck challenge levels, and the new Ultra Force power mode when you buy the game for $15. It launches on Steam on Monday, August 25.

Super Time Force originally launched for Xbox 360 and Xbox One in May. GameSpot gave the game an 8/10 score, praising its time manipulation mechanic, level design, and varied characters. Check out our full review for more.

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Get a Free Wii U Version of Disney Infinity If You Already Own it for Wii

If you own the Disney Infinity Starter Pack for the Wii, you can now download the game for the Wii U exclusively through the console's eShop, free of charge.

"Disney Infinity launched one year ago, and in that time the number of Wii U players has significantly expanded," Vice President and General Manager of developer Avalanche Software John Blackburn said in a press release. "Given our commitment to compatibility for our players, we wanted existing Wii owners to be able to experience the Wii U version of the first game for free. With the upcoming launch of the 2.0 Edition of Disney Infinity we want all Nintendo players to experience the game's Wii U functionality."

Disney Infinity 2.0 will release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, and iOS on September 24. So almost everything you can play games on but the Wii. Offering Disney Infinity fans the game for free on Wii U seems like a good incentive to get them to buy Nintendo's latest console, and then hopefully Disney Infinity 2.0 and its future Play Sets.

It's also a good way for Disney Infinity to keep up with its main competitor in the toys-to-life category, Skylanders. In late July, publisher Activision announced a similar deal which gave owners of Skylanders Trap Team for Wii a free upgrade to the Wii U version.

For more on Disney Infinity, check out GameSpot's full review.

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