GameConnect https://www.gameconnect.net Serious Gaming Thu, 03 Oct 2019 05:54:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://www.gameconnect.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/cropped-gcwebsite2-1-32x32.png GameConnect https://www.gameconnect.net 32 32 37962477 CS GO gets another update https://www.gameconnect.net/content/71098/cs-go-gets-another-update/ Thu, 03 Oct 2019 05:54:21 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=71098 Some new release notes for today are up for Counter-Strike GO. Mirage and Cache are now available in Scrimmage Matchmaking (as well as Competitive) and Breach has been removed from Scrimmage and Ruby has been rotated out of the game. With the addition of a new settings tab that highlights recently added or changed game […]

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Some new release notes for today are up for Counter-Strike GO. Mirage and Cache are now available in Scrimmage Matchmaking (as well as Competitive) and Breach has been removed from Scrimmage and Ruby has been rotated out of the game. With the addition of a new settings tab that highlights recently added or changed game options, which can come in very handy.

[ MAPS ]

– Mirage and Cache are now available for Scrimmage Matchmaking.
– Breach has been removed from Scrimmage Matchmaking.
– Ruby has been removed from official game servers.

[ MISC ]

– The X-Ray P250 Package is now available for purchase. This package contains a single custom painted P250.
– The French one-time exclusive non-tradable P250 | X-Ray weapon has been converted to Genuine Quality.
– Updated dedicated servers Steam client library to the latest version.
– Added ‘New’ Settings tab that highlights recently added or changed game options.

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CS GO gets some updates https://www.gameconnect.net/content/71063/cs-go-gets-some-updates/ Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:36:37 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=71063 Today’s update for Counter-Strike GO is all about maps, with significant changes to Vertigo, and an update to the map pool! There are two maps added to the pool: Breach, a defusal map set in a spacious corporate building, and Seaside, an old community favorite. They’ll be replacing Workout, which has been removed from official […]

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Today’s update for Counter-Strike GO is all about maps, with significant changes to Vertigo, and an update to the map pool!

There are two maps added to the pool: Breach, a defusal map set in a spacious corporate building, and Seaside, an old community favorite. They’ll be replacing Workout, which has been removed from official matchmaking.

Ready to try out these new maps? In addition to Deathmatch and Casual game modes, Breach and Seaside (as well as Ruby) are now available as Scrimmage maps on the Competitive tab. When you play a Scrimmage map all of the competitive rules are the same, but there are no restrictions on players in your party, and your Skill Group will not be adjusted or displayed after your match.

The changelog:

[GAMEPLAY]
– Added Breach and Seaside to Defusal Group Sigma.
– Removed Workout from official matchmaking.
– Added “Scrimmage Maps” to official competitive matchmaking. Scrimmage maps include: Ruby, Breach, Seaside.
— When playing Scrimmage Maps in official competitive matchmaking: there are no restrictions on players in your party, your Skill Groups will not be adjusted after the match, your Competitive Wins counter will not be incremented upon winning the match. Abandoning the match after you ‘ACCEPT’ will result in a penalty.

[LINUX]
– Game server logs on Linux are now using a separate thread to write the data to filesystem which improves performance of the game server main thread.

[MISC]
– Fixed a regression which prevented cycling grenades with TAG grenade.
– Fixed a rare crash related to bump mines and breach charges.
– Mute spinner on in-game players can now be dragged all the way down to zero.

[MAPS]
– Fixed an unintended boost position on Overpass.

Vertigo:
– New approach to B site
– Removed “rafters” around B site entrance
– Offset HVAC units on B site, numbered them
– Added a way to throw utility into B site without being exposed
– Removed one-way drop down elevator shaft
– Added ladder-room near elevator shaft, connects up to mid chokepoint, allows utility towards A
– Moved bridge over elevator shaft
– Moved T spawns further back
– Widened utility hole in T corridor to mid
– Made jump up on scaffolding at back of A easier
– Widened door at back of A
– Various minor bug fixes

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Light it up released with some cool CS sounds https://www.gameconnect.net/content/71024/light-it-up-released-with-some-cool-cs-sounds/ Wed, 22 May 2019 06:32:40 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=71024 Mike Redfields aka our very own Viper, has released another cool Dance/House track that is now available across multiple streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and others. The track “Light It Up” is the result of someone being both a gamer and a DJ. It includes a cool AWP reload sound from Counter-Strike and gives […]

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Mike Redfields aka our very own Viper, has released another cool Dance/House track that is now available across multiple streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music and others.

The track “Light It Up” is the result of someone being both a gamer and a DJ. It includes a cool AWP reload sound from Counter-Strike and gives you that typical party feeling, wherever you go.

“And so, after the Mysteryhope for more, the feeling of a Deep Love and going through the Dark, everything in life arrives at a point where you can see that light again. Light It Up is the result of that, a track to party and enjoy life to the fullest! The track also includes a special intermezzo with horns and drums that gives you that typical movie feeling. Plus, for the gamers… there is a cool AWP sound in the track. Enjoy!”

Go check it out and listen to it over here: https://www.mikeredfields.com/light-it-up/

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New Steam Chat mobile app is available https://www.gameconnect.net/content/71020/new-steam-chat-mobile-app-is-available/ Wed, 22 May 2019 05:56:13 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=71020 It looks like Valve has finally released an update and separate Steam Chat app for iOS and Android phones. The new Steam Chat mobile app is a modernized Steam chat experience available for free. The app includes many key features of the Steam Client desktop chat, including: Friends List – See who’s in game or […]

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It looks like Valve has finally released an update and separate Steam Chat app for iOS and Android phones. The new Steam Chat mobile app is a modernized Steam chat experience available for free.

The app includes many key features of the Steam Client desktop chat, including:

  • Friends List – See who’s in game or online at a glance. Never miss an opportunity to play.
  • Rich Chat – Your chats get even better with higher fidelity links, videos, tweets, GIFs, Giphy, Steam emoticons, and more.
  • Invite Links – Add new friends on Steam with a link. Generate an invite link you can text or email.
  • Customizable Notifications – Mobile notifications mean you’ll never miss a message or game invite. You can customize your notifications per friend, group chat, and chat channel.
  • Group Chats – Get everyone on the same page. Groups make it easier to do things like stay in touch with your communities and organize game night with your best friends.
Try it out now

iOS: get the app on the Apple App Store
Android: get the app on Google Play

Valve: “We’re already working on improvements to the Steam Chat app, including voice chat. With Steam Chat moving to its own dedicated app, the original Steam Mobile app will see significant upgrades focused on account security. Our plans include better Steam Guard options to help securely log into your Steam account, such as QR codes and one-touch login, and improved app navigation.”

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Steam Link for iOS and AppleTV Now Available https://www.gameconnect.net/content/71016/steam-link-for-ios-and-appletv-now-available/ Thu, 16 May 2019 07:11:33 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=71016 The Steam Link app, designed to extend Steam’s suite of services and accessibility, is now available free of charge for iOS and Apple TV users. Steam Link allows users to play Steam games from their PC or Mac through the house over the LAN network onto other devices like the nVidia Shield, AppleTV, Android phones […]

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The Steam Link app, designed to extend Steam’s suite of services and accessibility, is now available free of charge for iOS and Apple TV users.

Steam Link allows users to play Steam games from their PC or Mac through the house over the LAN network onto other devices like the nVidia Shield, AppleTV, Android phones and iOS devices.

To use the app on your iPhone or iPad you need at least iOS 10 or higher or an AppleTV HD or 4K.

You can grab the application in the AppleTV store or for your iPhone or iPad over here.

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Turtle Rock and Warner Bros announce Back 4 Blood https://www.gameconnect.net/content/70964/turtle-rock-and-warner-bros-announce-back-4-blood/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 15:16:51 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=70964 Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros Interactive have announced Back 4 Blood, from the creators and development team behind co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art […]

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Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros Interactive have announced Back 4 Blood, from the creators and development team behind co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.

“We are thrilled to partner with the proven Turtle Rock Studios team on Back 4 Blood to advance the co-op zombie genre forward with innovative multiplayer gameplay,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The talented team at Turtle Rock has been developing amazing games together for a long time, and this is a great opportunity to work with them to create a new gaming universe built specifically with the large co-op zombie shooter community in mind.”

“It’s hard to overstate what an awesome opportunity this is. We get to return to a genre that was born in our studio with over ten years of additional experience and zombie ideas racked up in our brains,” said Chris Ashton, Co-founder and Design Director, Turtle Rock Studios. “We also have some of the best teammates in the business at WBIE who understand our development process and are equally committed to our player-first mentality. We love being able to announce, so we can start working with the community right away.”

“We are not resting on any past laurels. Our goal is to take all we’ve learned and push forward. We know that’s a tall order,” said Phil Robb, Co-founder and Creative Director, Turtle Rock Studios. “We’re growing the team considerably because we’re stepping up to the biggest challenge in this studio’s history. We know this title has to stand out and we fully intend to make that happen.”

The game will be available for PC, Xbox and Playstation.

No further information is known at this moment.

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Counter-Strike: GO updates for March 6 https://www.gameconnect.net/content/70961/counter-strike-go-updates-for-march-6/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 08:00:17 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=70961   The CS:GO team at Valve has been working hard on a new update that brings an interesting option to reduce CPU usage. You can simply add -d3d9ex as a launch option for the game and it will fix that part. Furthermore there now is an option to mute the enemy team (for very annoying […]

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The CS:GO team at Valve has been working hard on a new update that brings an interesting option to reduce CPU usage. You can simply add -d3d9ex as a launch option for the game and it will fix that part. Furthermore there now is an option to mute the enemy team (for very annoying gamers) and/or block everyone for communication except those in your friends list.

The full changelog can be found below:

[GRAPHICS]
– Added an optional -d3d9ex command line switch to reduce CPU memory use by about 40%. If you encounter graphics problems with this feature, please send an email to CSGOTeamFeedback@valvesoftware.com with the subject “D3D9EX”.

[COMMUNICATION OPTIONS]
– Added communication options in Game Settings which allow the following:
— Mute enemy team
— Block communication from everyone except players you are friends with or players in your matchmaking party
— Hide avatar images
— Change names of players not on your friends list to something neutral

[MISC]
– Katowice 2019 comes to a close: Champions and Legends have been engraved on the trophies, and the Katowice 2019 graffiti can no longer be applied in game.
– Increased the voting time on official servers before transitioning to the next map.
– Fixed a scoreboard case where a player’s rank icons sometimes didn’t get removed when the player was replaced with a bot.

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Sony increases online storage to 100Gb https://www.gameconnect.net/content/70932/sony-increases-online-storage-to-100gb/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:45:54 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=70932 Sony will upgrade the online storage (for game saves and so on) for Playstation Plus subscribers from 10Gb to 100Gb per account. With cloud storage, you can save your game progress and character profiles on one PS4 system, and then continue the game on another system later without losing progress. Furthermore Sony also announced that as […]

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Sony will upgrade the online storage (for game saves and so on) for Playstation Plus subscribers from 10Gb to 100Gb per account. With cloud storage, you can save your game progress and character profiles on one PS4 system, and then continue the game on another system later without losing progress.

Furthermore Sony also announced that as of February 5 Honor and Hitman: The Complete First Season will be available for free to all Playstation Plus members. For PS3 the games will be Divekick and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot while for the Vita Gunhouse and Rogue Aces will be there to play for free.

Sony reminds Playstation Plus members with a Vita and PS3 that there will be no new games coming after March 8, 2019. Games that you already own will stay in your account.

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Nintendo announces Dr. Mario World mobile game https://www.gameconnect.net/content/70928/nintendo-announces-dr-mario-world-mobile-game/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:39:49 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=70928 Nintendo has announced the mobile puzzle game Dr. Mario World. The game will be available for both iOS and Android devices in the Summer of 2019. The game is planned to be launched in over 60 countries around the world, including Japan and the USA says Nintendo and this will be the 3rd game of […]

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Nintendo has announced the mobile puzzle game Dr. Mario World. The game will be available for both iOS and Android devices in the Summer of 2019.

The game is planned to be launched in over 60 countries around the world, including Japan and the USA says Nintendo and this will be the 3rd game of Nintendo hitting mobile platforms, after Super Mario Run (2016) and upcoming Mario Kart Tour (which will also arrive this summer).

As with Super Mario Run, the upcoming Dr. Mario World will also feature a free to play ‘base’ version of the game and probably will get in-app purchases to unlock the entire game.

Nintendo is developing games like these with Line Corporation and NHN from South Korea.

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Zoo and Abbey now in competitive mode on CS GO https://www.gameconnect.net/content/70926/zoo-and-abbey-now-in-competitive-mode-on-cs-go/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 07:32:39 +0000 https://www.gameconnect.net/?p=70926 As mentioned in our previous news post, Zoo and Abbey are now available in Competitive mode on Counter-Strike: GO. Next to the new maps in this mode, Valve has also been working on improving Vertigo with a bunch of fixes. Down below a whole changelog of changes for this update to the game: [ MAPS […]

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As mentioned in our previous news post, Zoo and Abbey are now available in Competitive mode on Counter-Strike: GO. Next to the new maps in this mode, Valve has also been working on improving Vertigo with a bunch of fixes. Down below a whole changelog of changes for this update to the game:

[ MAPS ]
– Zoo and Abbey are now available in Competitive matchmaking.

Zoo:
– Visual updates overall to match present standards
– Replaced SWAT with FBI
– Reduced the amount of corners/spots at B site
– Removed glow effects from wall mounted fixtures to prevent smoke exploits
– Replaced foliage at interior lower mid to improve sightlines
– Raised ceiling in connector between T spawn and A mid
– Moved swinging tire out of the way of sightlines
– Increased infographics’ resolution
– Removed dead guy at T spawn
– Disabled collision on some foliage
– Fixed minor visual glitches

Abbey:
– Opened mid skybox allowing T’s to throw grenades from river area
– Opened mid skybox allowing players to throw grenades from A bombsites
– Opened A skybox allowing T’s to throw grenades from right alley
– Replaced window model with wider one in library (T’s side of middle)
– Added block bullets brushes in some places to prevent full penetration
– Optimization
– Removed bomb stuck spots
– Enabled collision on window models
– Reduced size of clip brushes in some places
– Added missing overlays
– Fixed various clipping issues
– Added new 3d skybox
– Removed tiny mountain
– Added some color to the map
– Added building on mid

Vertigo:
-Made door into B site from CT side twice as wide
-Improved collision model of large HVAC units
-Blocked visibility under HVAC units
-Tweaked layout of staircase leading up to B site
-Blocked visibility from T spawn to B site catwalk
-Added some props near staircase to minimize fall damage
-Tweaked layout of bombsite B target
-Brightened ambient sunlight

[ MISC ]
– Fixed game state integration truncating long workshop map names.
– Fixed localization strings in some languages displaying numbers with zeroes after decimal point.

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