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Rocket League : Soon FREE-TO-PLAY, But Not On Steam!

Rocket League : Soon FREE-TO-PLAY, But Not On Steam!

Rocket League is going Free-To-Play soon, but there’s a catch – Psyonix is taking it off Steam!

Find out what’s going on with Rocket League, and what it means for those who purchased it!

 

Rocket League Will Be FREE-TO-PLAY!

Psyonix just announced that they are making Rocket League free-to-play this summer – anytime from now until September.

The core gameplay won’t change, but Psyonix will be making these changes :

  • refining the main menus
  • revamping and improving Tournaments and Challenges
  • introducing cross-platform progression

 

What Happens To Those Who Purchased Rocket League?

Those who purchased Rocket League will be rewarded with Legacy status, which includes :

  • all Rocket League DLCs released before the game goes free-to-play
    – DLC cars : Vulcan, Triton, Proteus, Masamune, Marauder, Esper, Aftershock
    – DLC packs : Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, Chaos Run
  • Est. 20xx title that displays the first year you played Rocket League
  • all 200+ Common items, which will also be upgraded to Legacy quality
  • Golden Cosmos Boost
  • Dieci-Oro Wheels
  • Huntress Player Banner
  • Faded Cosmos Boost (for those who played online)

Players will still retain the inventory they unlocked over the years. And with cross-platform progression, you will be able to bring your items, Rocket Pass progress and Competitive Rank to every platform when you play Rocket League.

 

Rocket League Switches From Steam To Epic Games Store!

Psyonix is also switching from Steam to the Epic Games Store.

When Rocket League goes free-to-play, it will be available exclusively on the Epic Games Store. The Steam version will no longer be available to download.

Not to worry though – you can just migrate your progress using the Cross-Platform Progression feature that will be introduced in the free-to-play version.

And if you still prefer to play on Steam, you can continue to do so. Rocket League will be updated and supported on Steam. New players just cannot download it.

 

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Ice Bastion Pack (Battle For The Galaxy F2P Game) Is FREE!

The Ice Bastion Pack, worth $7.99, for the free-to-play MMO strategy game, Battle for the Galaxy, is now FREE until 14 June 2019! Get it NOW, and tell your friends!

 

Battle for the Galaxy

Battle for the Galaxy is a freemium cross-platform MMO strategy game by AMT Games that was just launched on 13 May 2019.

In Battle for the Galaxy, the players develop and defend their space outposts against other players, while attacking and taking over other outposts. Resources for army training and base development are obtained through mining, or attacking outposts.

You can create or join corporations (groups of up to fifty people) for permanent bonuses that will make your defensive and offensive gameplay easier. It will also give you and your friends the opportunity to take part in corporate wars!

  • Join the battle: become a Commander of a star fleet, start as a Trooper and become the General of the Galaxy!
  • Unite in Corporations: find allies in numerous fights for galactic supremacy!
  • Protect your planet: deploy towers, traps and walls on your base;
  • Destroy enemy bases: send your army on assaults and earn Titanum and Energy;
  • Build your own strategy: plan successful attacks using countless combinations of troops, technologies and modules!
  • Prove yourself: participate in daily League competitions, Duels and Raids.

 

Ice Bastion Pack

To promote the Battle for the Galaxy, the developer is giving away the Ice Bastion Pack – a DLC that gives you :

  • 5 rare modules – modules provide permanent boost to your army and buildings
  • 500 antimatter – premium currency to spend on special buildings or lootboxes
  • 10 instant trainings – replenish your forces instantly and return to the battlefield
  • 2 legendary modules – even more power for your army!
  • Antimatter bunker – unique bunker that can be built over capacity
  • Ice world – icy decoration for your base (can be changed to default and back if needed)

 

Ice Bastion Pack – How To Get It Free!

To get the FREE Ice Bastion Pack, follow these instructions :

  1. Log into Steam using a Windows PC. The process will fail with other operating systems.
  2. Go to the Battle for the Galaxy page.
  3. Click on the Play Game button to install it, and add it to your account.
    If you prefer to install it later, you can cancel the installation.
  4. Go to the Battle for the Galaxy – Ice Bastion Pack page.
  5. Click on the Add to Account button.

That’s it! As long as you perform the steps above by 14 June 2019, you will get the Ice Bastion Pack for FREE!

 

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GWENT Card Keg + The Witcher : How To Get ‘Em For FREE!

You can now get, not just a GWENT card keg, but also The Witcher : Enhanced Edition for FREE!

Follow our instructions on how to get both for FREE, and share this post with your friends!

 

GWENT : The Witcher Card Game

GWENT : The Witcher Card Game is a free-to-play digital collectible card game developed and published by CD PROJEKT.

GWENT is a card game of choices and consequences, where skill… not luck, is your greatest weapon.

Pick a faction, build an army and wage war against other players across multiple game modes. There are hundreds of cards to collect, with new and different ways to use them!

 

Free GWENT Card Keg

Every GWENT Card Keg contains additional playing cards to bolster your card library. Opening one will give you 5 cards, but that’s not all.

One of those cards is guaranteed to be rare or better, and you get to choose it from a selection of three cards of equal value.

Every GWENT Card Keg gives you a fair chance of boosting your army, and favourite faction.

CD PROJEKT sells packs of 2 to 60 card kegs, with prices ranging from $2.99 to $69.99. So this single card key is worth $1.49.

 

Free The Witcher : Enhanced Edition

On top of that, you will also get a FREE copy of The Witcher : Enhanced Edition worth $9.99!

This is a role-playing game from 2008, where you become Geralt of Rivia, a charismatic swordmaster and professional monster slayer.

Choose from over 250 special abilities, combat skills and magical powers to build a character best suited to your style of play.

 

How To Get The GWENT Game Keg + The Witcher Enhanced Edition For Free!

To get both for FREE, please follow these steps carefully.

Using GWENT for PC Installer

  1. You need to use a Windows PC. The process will fail with any other operating systems.
  2. Download and run the GWENT for PC installer via this link using your Windows PC.
  3. Log into your GOG account, or create a new one (if you don’t already have one).
  4. You will be taken to the GWENT : The Witcher Card Game page, and immediately asked to install the game.
  5. Select an installation folder, and click Continue to begin downloading the game.
  6. Once the download has started, GWENT will be added to your library. You can choose to let the 2.2 GB installation complete, or you can cancel it now.
  7. On the right side of the page, click on the Get A Free Card Key and The Witcher Game banner.
  8. When the Free Card Keg page loads, click on the Subscribe & Claim button.
    This will subscribe you to the GOG mailing list (which you can unsubscribe from later), and give you the free GWENT card keg.
  9. In the left half of pop-up, you will be informed that your free card keg can now be found in-game.
    In the right half of the pop-up, you will see a notice about getting The Witcher Enhanced Edition free as well.
  10. Click on the GET IT FREE button, and you will be taken to The Witcher Enhanced Edition page.
  11. Now, it should now show that the price is $0.00 but the script is buggy – we have seen it display the $9.99 full price.
    No matter – just click Add to cart, and then click Check out now.
  12. In the Order page, it should now show the correct price of $0.00. Once you verify that this is correct, click Pay For Your Order Now.

That’s it! You now have both a free GWENT Card Keg, and a free copy of The Witcher : Enhanced Edition!

While you are here, why not get the GWENT 4K Graphic Assets Pack for FREE as well?

Using GOG Galaxy Client

  1. You need to use a Windows PC. The process will fail with any other operating systems.
  2. Download, install and run the GOG Galaxy client using your Windows PC.
  3. Log into your GOG account, or create a new one (if you don’t already have one).
  4. Search for the GWENT : The Witcher Card Game page, and click on the Install button in that page.
  5. In the installation pop-up, select an installation folder, and click Continue to begin downloading the game.
  6. Once the download has started, GWENT will be added to your library. You can choose to let the 2.2 GB installation complete, or you can cancel it now.
  7. On the right side of the page, click on the Get A Free Card Key and The Witcher Game banner.
  8. When the Free Card Keg page loads, click on the Subscribe & Claim button.
    This will subscribe you to the GOG mailing list (which you can unsubscribe from later), and give you the free GWENT card keg.
  9. In the left half of pop-up, you will be informed that your free card keg can now be found in-game.
    In the right half of the pop-up, you will see a notice about getting The Witcher Enhanced Edition free as well.
  10. Click on the GET IT FREE button, and you will be taken to The Witcher Enhanced Edition page.
  11. Now, it should now show that the price is $0.00 but the script is buggy – we have seen it display the $9.99 full price.
    No matter – just click Add to cart, and then click Check out now.
  12. In the Order page, it should now show the correct price of $0.00. Once you verify that this is correct, click Pay For Your Order Now.

That’s it! You now have both a free GWENT Card Keg, and a free copy of The Witcher : Enhanced Edition!

While you are here, why not get the GWENT 4K Graphic Assets Pack for FREE as well?

 

Free?! What’s The Catch?

It is yours to download and play, forever and ever, and you need not pay GOG a single cent.

The only catch is that you must register a GOG.com account. Unlike Origin though, you don’t have to use their GOG Galaxy client to install and play the game.

This is because GOG games are DRM-free! GOG Galaxy is still a very useful client to install, because it helps keep your games updated.

Other than that – there is really no catch. It’s a great deal.

 

How Long Will You Own The Game?

Once you add this game to your GOG account, it belongs to you forever and ever. You can download it whenever you want and play.

 

Why Is GOG Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the DRM-free games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them? 😀

 

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Is Pokémon GO Launching In Malaysia Tomorrow?

Everyone is crazy about Pokémon GO, including Malaysians who have been waiting impatiently for it to be released in Malaysia. They have been disappointed time and time again by rumours that Pokémon GO is going to be launched. Will they be disappointed again?

 

Grab ‘Em All Faster with Hotlink

This morning, we received a special invitation from Maxis. Oddly enough, it’s for tomorrow morning! Such a short notice is often a sign that something special is coming up. A short notice is often used to prevent leaks – the fewer people know about it, the less likely the information will be leaked.

The invitation was enticingly titled “Grab ‘Em All Faster with Hotlink“, with this accompanying graphic :

There is no doubt that this Maxis event is about Pokémon GO. This has led many to speculate that this is a sign that Pokémon GO is launching in Malaysia tomorrow. Why else would Maxis resort to emailing the media about this event on a Sunday morning?

Find out all about the PokeMobile promotion that Grab and Hotlink announced today!

 

Pokémon GO Update

Speculation of an impending launch was also based on the major Pokémon GO update that was released just yesterday. That update came with the following changes / improvements :

  • players can now re-customise their character
  • Pokémon move sets have been rebalanced
  • some spawn points have been changed
  • your favourite Pokémon can be locked to prevent accidental transfers
  • the footstep tracking feature has been removed, eliminating the 3-step bug
  • the scan radius has been reduced

The theory is that Niantic will want to fix the major bugs before launching in new regions. The removal of the footstep tracking feature, in particular, is useful in reducing server load. That would be something Niantic would be eager to fix before launching the game in new countries.

 

Is Pokémon GO Launching In Malaysia Tomorrow?

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Unfortunately, we do NOT think Pokémon GO will be launching in Malaysia tomorrow. After carefully reading the Maxis invitation, we highlight two important key points :

  • The event title – “Grab ‘Em All Faster with Hotlink
  • The event is described as “a special preview

In our humble opinion, Maxis is probably just announcing a future promotion to capitalise on the Pokémon GO craze. Most likely, they will be partnering with Grab to offer free rides for Pokémon GO gamers to Pokestops.

In any case, stay tuned tomorrow morning for our live coverage on the Tech ARP Facebook page.

 

When Is Pokémon GO Launching In Malaysia?

The urgency of this announcement though is odd. It could mean that a Pokémon GO launch is imminent.

MMO Server Status actually lists Malaysia’s Pokémon GO servers as going live in 25 hours, together with Pokémon GO servers in Israel, China, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and South Korea.

Thanks for the heads-up, Joshua Wong from The Ideal Mobile!

A cached page also revealed that Grab will offer Hotlink users FREE rides to the nearest Pokestops between 10 AM and 7 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday (August 2 and 3). This is definitely a sign that Pokémon GO is probably launching on Tuesday!

 

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