Gaming Enthusiast http://www.gamingenthusiast.net PC Gaming News, Reviews & Interviews Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:59:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 World Of Warcraft Community Rallies Around Father Of Former Player Lost To War http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/world-warcraft-community-rallies-around-father-former-player-lost-war/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/world-warcraft-community-rallies-around-father-former-player-lost-war/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:59:55 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21265

The World of Warcraft community showed their character today by rallying around to help a new 50 year old player with a touching backstory. The…

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The World of Warcraft community showed their character today by rallying around to help a new 50 year old player with a touching backstory.

The story? He’s the father of a US soldier lost in the Iraqi war. To help deal with his grief, he’s started trying out the things his son used to do to connect with him, and WoW was one of those things.

A day of work later and his post is filled with 500 comments, giving helpful advice, condolences, and many expressions of empathy, and sympathy as well. Needless to say he was touched by the responses, and is likely to be coached to the level of maxing out in no time.

You can read the whole thread here, but here’s his post, including the original text and his response a day later.

So im older (late 50’s) and my son used to play lots of WOW while he was recovering after getting hit by a mortar in iraq. Recently he passed away and I decided that I wanted to connect with areas of my sons life I never understood. WOW is one of those areas. I am totally overwhelmed right now. I watched a youtube video and decided instances looked like a lot of fun. I “ran” 2 dungeons this weekend. Whatever druid kept resurrecting me – thanks. I had a lot of fun. I know what clicked with son and it clicked with me. I want to keep playing but right now I feel like a drain on any groups unfortunate enough to get stuck with me. Are there any guides on how not to suck? I’m playing a destruction warlock. I’ve poked around on google but ABP goes nuts whenever I click on a link so I am a bit gun shy. Where the hell do I even start?

Edit: I got back from work last night and logged into reddit to see if any more responses had come in. I am in shock. The outpouring of support and condolences boggles my mind. I would like to thank all you individually for your support and kindness. That total strangers would extend their sympathies to me and that a game was the catalyst is something amazing. Since my son passed I have struggled tremendously coming to terms with the new reality I am part of. I am humbled at the collective love and kindness shown to me – a total stranger – by the members of this community. It’s been challenging to respond because I am overwhelmed. I can clearly see what was so engrossing about the game and most important I know first hand about the quality people who play it. Several of you have reached out to me privately with offers of support and friendship both in the game and in real life. I will do my best to respond to all of you. Thank you so very much. This means so much to me I can’t accurately describe it.
Now, since I neglected to say this up front about my character: Alliance destruction warlock on muradin currently lvl 35.

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Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered Now On Steam, Mobile http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/fahrenheit-indigo-prophecy-remastered-now-steam-mobile/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/fahrenheit-indigo-prophecy-remastered-now-steam-mobile/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:43:36 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21262

Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released to Steam and mobile. Developers Aspyr did not do an extensive remastering of the game, so don’t expect…

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Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered has been released to Steam and mobile.

Developers Aspyr did not do an extensive remastering of the game, so don’t expect too much graphics wise. This version does come uncut, with ports to OS X, Linux, and iOS, multiple language support, widescreen support, and controller support on all platforms. Android ports are also underway.

You can get all the details on the official site, but check out the trailer below. You can buy the game on Steam for only $ 9.99 here. A little hat tip; if you don’t need a remaster, you can always get the original version on GOG for Windows for only $ 5.99 here.

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Life Is Strange Episode 1 Chrysalis Gets New Trailer http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/life-strange-episode-1-chrysalis-gets-new-trailer/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/life-strange-episode-1-chrysalis-gets-new-trailer/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:22:07 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21258

Dontnod have released the trailer to episode 1 of their new game, Life is Strange. Title Chrysalis, this episode sets the stage with Max and…

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Dontnod have released the trailer to episode 1 of their new game, Life is Strange.

Title Chrysalis, this episode sets the stage with Max and Chloe’s reunion.

You can get Episode 1 for $ 4.99, or the complete season for $ 19.99. If you get Episode 1 now and decide you want the rest later, there will then be a Season Pass for $ 16.99.

You can watch the trailer below.

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Square Enix Collective Project Goetia On Kickstarter, Demo Available http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/square-enix-collective-project-goetia-kickstarter-demo-available/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/square-enix-collective-project-goetia-kickstarter-demo-available/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:02:35 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21255

Goetia, the latest Kickstarter under Square Enix’s Collective platform, has released a new demo. You play Abigail Blackwood, roaming an English mansion during World War…

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Goetia, the latest Kickstarter under Square Enix’s Collective platform, has released a new demo.

You play Abigail Blackwood, roaming an English mansion during World War 2, to investigate the mystical secrets held by your family line, who owns this mansion.

As a ghost, you can freely explore, passing through walls and flying over ceilings. You can also possess objects to manipulate them, and this is your primary tool in solving the mansion’s deepest mysteries.

Goetia is being developed for Windows and Mac, and is planned for release October of this year. You can watch the trailer and check out the soundtrack below, download the demo (Mac & PC, English & French) here, and check out the Kickstarter here.

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Conan Wasn’t Allowed To Make An Episode In Minecraft. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/conan-wasnt-allowed-make-episode-minecraft-wont-believe-happened-next/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/conan-wasnt-allowed-make-episode-minecraft-wont-believe-happened-next/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:18 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21252

Conan O’Brien shared some interesting insight on the Minecraft creators today. He revealed that they thought of recreating their entire show in Minecraft, and Mojang…

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Conan O’Brien shared some interesting insight on the Minecraft creators today.

He revealed that they thought of recreating their entire show in Minecraft, and Mojang was on board at first, but then they changed their mind at the last minute.

What happens next in this video will blow your minds. Well, possibly not, but you’ll enjoy this anyway.

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Ken Levine Teases Next Game – In The Most Obtuse Way Possible http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/ken-levine-teases-next-game-obtuse-way-possible/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/ken-levine-teases-next-game-obtuse-way-possible/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:08:36 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21249

Ken Levine is sharing small tidbits on what his next game will be like, but he’s chosen to be extra obtuse about it. Levine replied…

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Ken Levine is sharing small tidbits on what his next game will be like, but he’s chosen to be extra obtuse about it.

Levine replied to fan tweets to him to share these details, and he would not commit to anything, except it being on PC. He also chose to tweet in such a way that words were abbreviated to squeeze in whatever he wanted to say in single tweets.

Here’s what he said, essentially.

  • It’s definitely a PC game.
  • It could be sci-fi, or sci-fi-ish.
  • It could have FPP.
  • It might have a small open world.

Levine also made some comments about the game having a systems-based narrative, such that future expansions won’t add more story on top of it, but expounds on the existing lore.

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Final Fantasy 14 Will Be Free To Play – Over The Weekend, For Existing Inactive Players http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/final-fantasy-14-will-free-play-weekend-existing-inactive-players/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/final-fantasy-14-will-free-play-weekend-existing-inactive-players/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:39:38 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21247

Square Enix is making Final Fantasy 14 free for everyone to play – for a limited time, this weekend. You also need to have already…

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Square Enix is making Final Fantasy 14 free for everyone to play – for a limited time, this weekend.

You also need to have already been a player who registered their copy of the game, who happened to be inactive at the time of the promo.

The free play period is from Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. (PST)

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Ubisoft Reveals Fraud Far Cry 4 Keys Bought From Origin, Retailer G2A Chimes In http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/ubisoft-reveals-fraud-far-cry-4-keys-bought-origin-retailer-g2a-chimes/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/ubisoft-reveals-fraud-far-cry-4-keys-bought-origin-retailer-g2a-chimes/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:52:32 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21245

The story of the revoked fraudulent Far Cry 4 keys has taken several turns since we originally covered it. Ubisoft revealed the keys were bought…

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The story of the revoked fraudulent Far Cry 4 keys has taken several turns since we originally covered it. Ubisoft revealed the keys were bought from Origin, and G2A has defended themselves.

EA revealed this statement regarding the situation:

A number of activation keys for Ubisoft products were purchased from Origin using fraudulent credit cards, and then resold online. We identified the unauthorized keys and notified Ubisoft. If you are having trouble with an activation key, we recommend you contact the vendor who sold it to you for a refund. We strongly advise players only purchase keys from Origin or trusted resellers. For more information on our policy is available here: http://help.ea.com/en/article/should-i-purchase-my-ea-downloadable-games-from-cd-key-sellers/

EA has also pulled Ubisoft’s games from their Origin store to stop further fraud from happening.

For their part, G2A has shared this statement:

In the moment we are in the process of thoroughly checking all codes and merchants on our marketplace affected by this procedure. Please note that as to our knowledge to date, not all codes from this publisher are affected. All customers affected by this action will receive a refund from G2A, even if G2A is neither responsible for this procedere nor can influence it. I think it is important to note that G2A is a marketplace, in comparison to a shop or an outlet.

Regarding security with transactions on our marketplace in general, we have already taken several steps to make transactions as secure as possible.

You can read more about it here.

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DOA 5 Last Round Slightly Wavers Release On Steam http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/doa-5-last-round-slightly-wavers-release-steam/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/doa-5-last-round-slightly-wavers-release-steam/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:58:00 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21242

DOA 5 Last Round has received a bit of a delay on Steam. Here is the statement they shared on their Steam page: In order…

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DOA 5 Last Round has received a bit of a delay on Steam.

Here is the statement they shared on their Steam page:

In order to provide you with the best experience possible, the expected release date for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round on Steam has been changed from Feb. 17 to March 30. In appreciation for your patience, we’ll be offering the Halloween 2013 Set (28 costumes) free of charge to all users who purchase Dead or Alive 5 Last Round on Steam.

Thank you for your understanding!

Online modes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round will be added in a patch within 3 months of release.

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World Of Warcraft PTR 6.1 Patch Notes Reveals New Blood Elf Models, Twitter Integration http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/world-warcraft-ptr-6-1-patch-notes-reveals-new-blood-elf-models-twitter-integration/ http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/news/world-warcraft-ptr-6-1-patch-notes-reveals-new-blood-elf-models-twitter-integration/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:36:43 +0000 http://www.gamingenthusiast.net/?post_type=news&p=21240

Blizzard has shared the new PTR 6.1 patch notes for World Of Warcraft, revealing Twitter integration and new Blood Elf models. Here are the details…

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Blizzard has shared the new PTR 6.1 patch notes for World Of Warcraft, revealing Twitter integration and new Blood Elf models.

Here are the details straight from the update:

New Character Models: Blood Elf

  • Character models for Blood Elves have been overhauled with an increase to fidelity and texture resolution; while retaining the core look and feel of the originals.
  • Some character models received additional tweaks and adjustments.

Twitter Integration

  • Characters can now send Tweets for items, achievements, and screenshots from within the game client using the /share command.
  • This feature can be enabled by accessing a new social settings pane to add or remove a Twitter account.

These notes are not final and can be subject to change. You can read more details from the patch here.

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