Saturday, December 4, 2021

Quake Receives A Fresh Update With Machine Games Providing A New Horde Mode

Quake, which was re-released for modern consoles and PC back in August, is receiving even more love from the devs at Bethesda and Wolfenstein developer Machine Games with a new mode and content added with Update 2. Out today on all platforms, Update 2 brings a host of big fixes, but most importantly, an entirely new Horde Mode. Developed by the team at Machine Games, Quakes Horde Mode pits teams of 1-4 local or online players (or bots!) against swarms of AI enemies on four brand new horde maps. Every third wave of baddies will include a boss which coughs up a silver key which can be cashed in to collect more weapons and items, bolstering your arsenal for further battles. Click here to watch embedded media Also included in Update 2 is an add-on called Honey where you'll "delve deep into the darkness to conquer a deadly plague infecting the land." It's a new Quake experience authored by senior level designer Christian Grawer from Machine Games. Quake is making its Epic Games Store debut today, as well. Pick it up there if EGS is your PC game launcher of choice. You can find the full contents of Update 2 here.  Are you going to squad up with friends and take on rounds of devious Quake hordes? Let us know in the comments!
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    20 Minutes of Star Wars: Squadrons!

    CS Plays 20 Minutes of Star Wars: Squadrons! Hey guys, we finally got our hands on EA’s Star Wars: Squadrons and so far the results are impressive. You can check out 20 minutes of gameplay in the video below! Click here to purchase Star Wars: Squadrons for PS4! Click here to purchase Star Wars Squadrons for PC! RELATED: The Imperials Strike Back in Star Wars: Squadrons CG Short Premiere We’ll have a full review for you some time next week, suffice to say Squadrons delivers an immersive combat experience in vein of 1998’s Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, albeit with better graphics. Controls are actually quite fluid and allow the user to easily slow down and accelerate their ship during intense dogfights; and redistribute power to various systems, i.e., the lasers, shields, and thrusters. The levels are rather simplistic and consist mainly of flying to an area, fighting a barrage of x-wings or tie fighters, depending on your side, whilst avoiding laser fire from star destroyers and other large craft. All in all, it’s very much a Star Wars game filled with diverse characters and set amidst the backdrop of that galaxy far, far away. Our opinion might change as the game progresses, but so far we think it’s worth the relatively cheap $40 price tag! RELATED: CS Plays: Marvel’s Avengers Multiplayer Walkthrough Video The official description of Star Wars: Squadrons reads: “In a fateful campaign set near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War, learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars single-player story. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.” Star Wars: Squadrons is now available on all major platforms. In addition to regular consoles, the game will also be available in virtual reality on PlayStation 4 and PC.

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