Why Prey Won’t Be Getting PC Demo?

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Players around the world were pissed off about the decision Arkane Studios made. They decided to release a demo for PS4 and Xbox One but not for PCs. They claim that they have a good reason for that.


The decision

Steam added the ability for PC gamers to request refunds for games in June of 2015. Small developers who were not satisfied with that decision claimed that it penalized shorter, smaller games. That discussion soon died out and these days we have brand new discussion opened because Arkane Studio’s Raphael Colantonio has made suggestion that PC gamers should use Steam’s refund system in lieu of a demo for Prey.

Speaking to AusGamers, Colantonio claimed that the main reason that the PC demo for Prey does not exist is that studio just didn’t have the resources and that PC gamers could just refund it. He also explained that the develop is focused on consoles because players on PCs can play the game for up to two hours after launch and they have Steam. It means that they can just return the game two hours so it is just like a demo, or even better than that.


The refunds

The fact is that Steam’s refund system is not designed for using a demo of the game. Refunds are designed to remove the risk from purchasing titles on Stream. The purpose is not to get free games. They said that they can easily stop offering refunds is players and other people related to them think that the company is abusing them.

The less known, but maybe the most important fact is that using the refund system as a demo means that the gamer has to spend extra $60 for the purchase of the game. If you want to get back your own money it will take around a week or even more. This price for a demo is not something that most of the ordinary players can pay, especially if they are not sure about the refunding.


PC game

Colantonio assured skeptical players that Prey won’t be a PC port. It is, at first, a PC game and then a console game. Everybody have to realize that everything starts on PC. It is just the way game development works. Colantonio also said that they have made huge efforts to avoid issues that Dishonoured 2 faced when running on PC. The Prey is improved a bit.

You can find a lot of contrarieties in the words of this man. The whole company must realize that PC gamers are worth the effort to create a demo for them. The funniest thing is that the company claims all the time that they are PC developers and the Prey is a PC game. The question is where is a demo then?


Public reputation

If Arkane is not interested in offering a PC demo, it should just say so. The things they have done can only harm their reputation and they are risking losing their credibility. They are forcing gamers to abuse Steam’s refund system and this act is not good for the developers and for public reputation. It is normal for gamers to be skeptical about the product you are offering when you release a console demo and not the PC one.

Prey is scheduled to release on May 5 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.


What to Expect From Call of Duty: WWII?

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Call of Duty: WWII was officially revealed two weeks ago. The trailer gave us some details – there will be boots on the ground fights. We collected some more information from different sources so we will put them together in this short summary.


When it will be released?

This game was developing by Sledgehammer Games for almost 3 years and it will be released on November 3. Prior to release will be a closed multiplayer beta of some kind for pre-orders on PS4 first. The multiplayer will be available at E3 2017, the first E3 that will be open to the public.


The plot

The main character is 19-year-old Ronald “Red” Daniels. The whole story is about brotherhood on the battlefield. Daniels is from Texas. He is working for Pierson and Turner, two men who have different opinions about everything, especially about the war. There are also other important characters like female resistance fighters, a soldier in an African American unit, a British officer and a child.

The game will depict racism, religious persecution and sexism. Famous historian Martin Morgan was helping Sledgehammer about these things. We heard that CoD: WWII will be totally historically authentic but we won’t know for sure until we see it.

The new tale is more horrific and soldiers are more vulnerable. There won’t be regenerating health – you will have to ask for help and look for medics you need for recovery. You will have to worry about every single bullet and there will be a lot of them in every moment.

Missions will span from the D-Day Beach Landings to the Battle of the Bulge. You will be involved in many missions with interesting goals. One of them will put you in the shoes of woman fighting in the French resistance. It is going to be interesting, unusual experience.

Despite all of these improvements we talked about, we are not so sure how much this game is really different from Call of Duty past.

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The multiplayer

We know that there will be the multiplayer option and that all usual modes will be available. Also, there is going to be addition of the new War mode – a multiplayer experience that will immerse the players in iconic World War 2 battles. Allied and Axis powers will clash and the whole story is inspired by real events in each battle.

One of the possible scenarios will be the famous Norway invasion. We are looking forward to hear how many players will be involved. We are hoping for battles with 32 to 64 players. Multiplayer reveal will come at E3 in June.

One big, new feature is Headquarters – social tool allowing for creative modes of multiplayer interaction on your PS4, Xbox or on PCs.


The co-op

It is confirmed that Zombies co-op mode exists and we will see players battle the Third Reich’s experiments in undead army recruiting. There are some hints that something else is going to co-op relate.

WWII will be authentic, gritty and boots on the ground. The whole game is great ideal – WWII is always interesting theme. You will enjoy fantastic action game full of adrenaline and you will be learning history at the same time. That’s why this game is perfect.


What is Rooting and Should You Do It?

You probably heard of rooting but you don’t know what it really is. We are going to explain it and to show you all advantages of rooting your Android smartphone. Rooting can give you the opportunity to do so much more with your phone – wireless tethering, speeding up with overclocking or customizing the look of your phone.


What’s rooting?

Rooting literally means giving yourself root permissions on your phone. It allows you to run apps that require access to system settings and flash custom ROMs to your phone. Different Android phones need different rooting methods – we will show you how to root the most popular phones later. Before you start, you should know some things about this no matter what Android phone you have.


Rooting terms

This whole process can be pretty confusing so we are going to shortly explain to you some basic terms.

  • Root: Rooting means you have root access to your device. There is several ways of rooting – by installing the Superuser app or by flashing a custom ROM which includes root access.
  • ROM: A ROM is better, modified version of Android that contains more features and modern look.
  • Kernel: This is part of your operating system that manages communications between your software and hardware. Kernels can speed up your phone or increase battery life.
  • Radio: Radios control cellular data, GPS, Wi–Fi and many other things.
  • Flash: The meaning of flashing is installing something on your phone. You can install a ROM, a kernel or a recovery in a ZIP file.
  • Brick: To brick your phone means breaking it during flashing. Every flashing is a bit risky because your phone can become unable to function.
  • Recovery: This is the software on your smartphone that backups, flashes ROMs and performs other system tasks. Custom recovery like ClockworkMod or TWRP can give you much more control over your device.
  • Nandroid: This is kind of back up. It is very useful because if you flash something that will break your phone, you can go back to nandroid back up and return everything to normal.
  • ADB: ADB means Android Debug Bridge. This is a command line tool for your computer that can communicate with an Android device you have connected to. It is part of the SDK – Android Software Developers Kit.
  • RUU, SBF and OPS: RUU stands for ROM Upgrade Utilities (for HTC phones), SBF – System Boot Files (for Motorola phones) and OPS and PIT files (for Samsung phones) are files that change the software on your phone. You can flash RUUs right from HTC phone, Motorola users need a Windows program called RSD Lite to flash SBF files and Samsung users need Odin to flash OPS and PIT files.


People ask many questions when it comes to rooting. Some questions are asked very often so we decide to answer to them. We hope our answers will be helpful.

  • Is rooting illegal? Rooting is not illegal now. It was illegal before, but DCMA have made it legal for most of the smartphones and for some tablets.
  • Can I unroot my phone? If you don’t like being rooted, there are instructions for unrooting your phone and it is not complicated at all.
  • Could rooting brick my smartphone? This can happen but the chances are very small. If you follow instructions, everything will be fine. Flashing kernels and radios can sometimes be risky but if you work carefully it will end up alright. Even if your phone bricked you can fix it so there is no need to worry about it.
  • Are there unrootable phones? There were some phones that were made unrootable but you could still root them in some way. Nowadays, you can’t buy unrootable phone but maybe a root exploit is not available yet so you will have to wait for it. It can take a few months or even more.
  • Will rooting speed up my phone? No, it won’t but when you root your phone you open up the possibility for other tweaks that can increase the speed of your phone.


Rooting methods

As we said before, there is no unique method for rooting all models of Android smartphones because every single phone is different and rooting methods change every time when the software is updated. We will show you how to root some phones but if your model is not among them you can look for help on different forums. The XDA Developers forums offer the best advices and explanations. Not so popular, but also very good are the Phandroid forums. Look for the “All Things Root” subforum. Check out RootzWiki and the CyanogenMod Wiki – these forums can also be helpful. Before rooting make sure your software version is updated and if you have any questions you can ask in the forums. First check out if they are already answered somewhere.


Samsung phones

To rood Samsung phones you will need to use a program called Odin. You will also need the correct USB drivers for Windows. There is some risk – if you flash the wrong image your phone won’t be able to start. You can damage your phone permanently but, in the most of the cases, this is recoverable problem. Many Samsung phones ship with Knox security enabled. Knox is feature that separate personal and work environment. It has a software counter that can show when device firmware has been tampered with.


LG phones

LG phones have several ways of rooting. The whole process is simple – you can do it without a computer. There are some security questions that will be asked every time when you use software. Apps like One ClickRoot and AndroidRoot Pro are every useful. Some users are more than satisfied with them but there are some that aren’t. You have to make conclusion on your own.


HTC phones

Many HTC models can be bootloader unlocked through the HTC Developer program. There are also commercial services like Sunshine that will root your device using an app or using some services where they do all work for you. It is up to you to choose.


Nexus phones

First of all, you will have to install and configure the Android SDK. If anything goes wrong you will be able to fix it by using the Nexus Factory Images. You will get instructions how to flash third – party images and how to go back. There are many tools and things you can do after rooting.


What now?

Now you are armed with all the information that is crucial. The most important thing is to read a lot. Find out everything that may be helpful for you. Even the easiest phones to root require some computer knowledge. We gave you the basics and showed you where to find answers to all of you questions. Good luck!

Top 5 Mobile RPGs

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Role – playing games, also known as RPGs, are very interesting because you can immerse yourself in a character and move through that person’s life. These games combine your imagination with interesting stories. These top choices offer you a lot of different situations.


Demon’s Rise 2: Lords of Chaos

This game can offer you crunchy encounters as you lead the vanguard of the Demon Prince Morkarn’s army to crush the forces of Baron Aedin the Proud. You build a roster of heroes and lead them through a mission which lasts 30 minutes. You are supposed to collect gear, gold and experience. The battles are well – designed and really funny. Cover and morale systems add extra dimensions to gameplay. There are many levels with different difficulties and side missions and plenty of characters.


7 Mages

7 Mages takes inspiration from Kurosawa’s 7 Samurai. Players gathered together to defend the island of Roven against wide arrange of enemies. This game combines the fragments of the Westwood classics like Eye of the Beholder and Legend of Grimrock. It is some kind of mix of turn – based combat and magic system with intricate puzzles. You can download the first part of the game for free, but for the rest of the chapters you will have to pay. It is not pricey so you don’t have to worry about that.



The main character of the game is a girl named Sasha. She is trying to find her lost family. She has a bloody stamp and a strange, living sword. Your task is to guide Sasha through the awkward mission of rescuing her family. You fight the scary monsters and collect their limbs to grant supernatural powers. Enemies are everywhere and they can attack at the same time from different directions so you have to make threat management and to use your special abilities wisely if you want to rescue your family.


Jade Empire: Special Edition

This game is well – known and we can say it is a RPG classic. Finally, it has its mobile version so you can play it on your smartphone. This is a wuxia – themed action RPG created by the developers of Dragon Age and Mass Effect. The main characters are gifted students of Master Li. They are fighting against the Emperor and his infamous Lotus Assassins. This game has really great effects. You can use tap and swipe controls or you can use MFi controllers if you like it better.



The Crowntakers is combining strategy and other RPGs with a lively presentation in order to wake nice mobile experience. Your task is to save the kingdom from enemies who have imprisoned its king. Players are searching for treasure, gear and other heroes to join your battles. You and your heroes will have to fight against monsters or rebels, using each hero’s special abilities.

We are sure that you are going to love these games, but if somehow you don’t try Kings Rad – Mobile RPG for Serious Gamers.

Last Day on Earth: Survival – Ridiculously Good Mobile Zombie Survival Game!

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Last Day on Earth is a ridiculously well made zombie survival game (despite the fact that it’s not even complete yet). It’s completely free to begin with. The game does have premium currency like so many mobile games have nowadays but it can easily be played and fully enjoyed without having to worry about it too much. Of course, you can always look for one of those cool game bag hacks and see if they have already hacked the game on their official website gamebag.org.

The game also has multiplayer. You get to play online with other people as well. But that doesn’t make your struggle for survival and easier. On the contrary, it usually makes it much more harder.

Times are desperate, the world is in chaos and you can’t trust anyone but yourself in this post-apocalyptic world filled with walking corpses as you try your best to survive and endure through the horror.


Hardcore survival gameplay

Despite the fact that this is a mobile game release, this game isn’t any easier than some hard-core PC zombie survival games. If nothing else I would like to point out that this game was significantly more challenging than anything I’ve had the opportunity to play recently.

You will have to take care of your basic needs just like in most of the survival games. Hunger, thirst and fatigue play vital role to your survival. Unlike some other games where you get status penalty when you’re starving, in this game you will actually starve. Your health will slowly start decreasing until you’ve eaten something. The same goes for thirst.

In order to prevent this from happening, you have a large assortment of tools that you can craft. Turn a barrel and some plastic bags into a rain water collector so you have a steady supply of water which you can additionally purify by boiling it.

But you also have to eat. Crafting traps or a makeshift bow or spear to hunt wildlife and get precious meat or cultivate your own culture of vegetables to help you sate both your hunger and a small amount of thirst as well.



The real danger comes from humanoids

But let’s not forget the most dangerous thing in the game. Food and water are important but you are most likely to figure a way to maintain a steady income of both of those within the first couple of hours. But the humans, they are the real problem. Both living and dead humanoid enemies are the ones that you should fear the most.

You will have to fortify your hideout to make it safe to sleep at night. At the same time, you will want to arm yourself and make sure that you have an adequate protection against blunt and edge weapons and even firearms. You will encounter other players frequently while raiding various locations on the world map and you never know whether or not they’re going to start to shoot first.

And this is where the game gets really tough. You will have to keep exploring these locations if you want to find the best gear and weapons but at the same time you’ll want to stay out of them because other players are going to do exactly the same thing and most of them aren’t willing to share. To keep your eyes open and your weapon close at hand.

I don’t want to spoil too much by telling you about all the cool things that you can do in this game. Instead of that, I’ll leave you with the links to download this game so you can try it out yourself if what you’ve read so far appears to be interesting to you. You can get Last Day on Earth for:

       iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/last-day-on-earth-zombie-survival/id1241932094?mt=8

       Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=zombie.survival.craft.z&hl=en

So go on ahead, download the game and try for yourself. It’s free so you have nothing to lose by trying it for yourself.

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