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Twitch Prime Members Get a SWTOR Premium Expansion & Exclusive Mount

Posted on May 6, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Do you have a Sith Warrior, Bounty Hunter or Jedi Knight that you’ve left unplayed in a galaxy far far away? Twitch.TV and Electronic Arts are giving lapsed SWTOR players who also happen to be Twitch Prime members a great reason to jump back into the game – a free AC-PT mount, a free level 65 character boost and access to the entire episode release of Knights of the Eternal Throne (the latestt expansion released just four months ago).


The AC-PT mount as it appears in SWTOR.

If you are new to the world of The Old Republic and find the whole multiple expansion thing confusing, here is a rundown of all of the content currently available to players:

  • Base class story (Level 1 – 50) also known as the “vanilla” version of SWTOR with different class stories for each playable profession.
  • Rise of the Hutt Cartel (Level 50 – 55)
  • Shadow of Revan (Level 55 – 60)
  • Knight of the Fallen Empire (Level 61 – 65)
  • Knights of the Eternal Throne (Level 66 – 70)

Expansions are no longer purchased individually, it used to be that expansions like Rise of the Hutt Cartel would be purchasable for $9.99 USD. Now Bioware provides all players with all the current expansions and any release of any current on-going expansions until their subscription lapses. For new players, this means that you can essentially unlock enough content to keep you busy for months by purchasing a single month’s subscription. There are also different levels of accounts – Subscriber, Preferred (former subscriber) and Free to Play. For more information on how these account levels differ I highly recommend checking out this page!

Once you’ve got a redemption code for the Knights of the Eternal Throne Ultimate pack here are the instructions to use it:

Use the Twitch Prime code to activate your Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne Ultimate Pack
1: Create your account at: www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/Play-Free
2: Redeem Your Code at: www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/redeem-code
3: Get started on your Knights of the Eternal Throne story adventure by logging into the game and choose ‘CREATE CHARACTER’ and select ‘KNIGHTS OF THE ETERNAL THRONE.’ This will create your Level 65 Outlander with the Outlander Character Token included in the pack and lets you jump immediately into the action in Chapter One: Wrath and Ruin!
4: Claim the AC-PT Walker Mount from your in-game mail

I’m looking forward to going back to The Old Republic eventually. Although I’ve claimed my code for Knights of the Eternal Throne but it is going to b e a long while before I get to its’ episodic content. I still haven’t finished the main Sith Warrior story quest and then have three more expansions to go through before getting to Eternal Throne. Still – a free expansion is a free expansion, I’ll definitely take it.

Oh, and it should be noted that unlike when you subscribe to The Old Republic the one-time Twitch code will not give you access to all previously released expansion if you are a new player. You’ll have to subscribe for one month to gain the mission expansions between the base game and External Throne.


Rocket League Receiving New Dropshot Mode In Next Free Update

Posted on March 13, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Psyonix is bringing a brand new mode to Rocket League on March 22nd that does away with goalposts all together. Instead of scoring a goal on a traditional soccer net, the two teams of cars must dribble an electrified ball across the field to open up a hole on their opponents side of the arena. Once a goal is scored on the opponents’ side of things the floor closes back up and everything starts anew.  Oh, and just to make things even more interesting the ball isn’t only electrified but also the ball will continue to build up strength as it is successfully dribbled, building up its’ destructive potential.

Alongside the brand new mode the Dropshot update will bring with it a new stadium for the titular mode, called ‘Core 707’. Official live streams of Rocket League will be accessible via a “Live Now” button that Psyonix are adding to the game’s menu. There also six brand new achievements coming to the game as part of the Dropshot update.,

Rocket League originally launched in the summer of 2015 on PS4, Xbox One and PC where it quickly became a smash success with other 28 million players worldwide. Since then Psyonix has dropped several substantial free updates including the mutators, rumble and hoops updates. Paid DLC in the form of additional car parts & licensed Hot Wheels add-ons have also been made available over the course of the last year or so.

Here is the official trailer for Dropshot mode:


Bethesda Reveals Hi Res Texture Pack For Fallout 4, Lists Unannounced AMD Graphics Card In Requirements

Posted on January 30, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Bethesda has announced that both a high resolution texture pack for Fallout 4 on PC and support for the PlayStation Pro will be coming next week to the Boston wastes. The most interesting thing from their announcement has actually been pulled – the recommended requirement of a AMD 490 graphics card , a card which up as of right now does not exist.

Perhaps the 490 listing was an error, or perhaps it really was a slip-up as AMD has not launched a new GPU since this past summer when they released the RX 480,  470 and 460. To utilize the high resolution texture pack PC players will have to make sure they have an addition 58 GBs of available storage – that is larger than the base installation of the game!

Here is how Bethesda described the new high res pack:

“We’re excited to announce the release of the game’s High-Resolution Texture Pack. Consider this free download a love letter to our amazing PC fans that have supported us – not just with Fallout 4, but across multiple decades and games.”

Kotaku was able to copy the minimum requirements listing the unannounced AMD card before the page was changed. Interestingly neither set of requirements recommend that you use an AMD CPU for playing with the high resolution pack, again not surprising since the Ryzen line of processes is expected to be released next month and the aging Bulldozer successors probably aren’t up to the task.

Delisted Minimum Specs:

  • Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required)
  • Intel Core i7-5820K or better
  • GTX 1080 8GB/AMD Radeon RX 490 8GB
  • 8GB+ Ram

Also coming next week will be added mod support for PlayStation 4, with more information on that coming soon, as well as PlayStation 4 Pro support that adds much requested features like enhanced draw distance.

Here’s Bethesda’s description of the PlayStation 4 Pro support including features:

Beginning next week, Fallout 4’s Update 1.9 on PlayStation 4 adds support for the power of the PlayStation 4 Pro console. The update provides enhanced lighting and graphic features, including:

  • Native 1440p resolution
  • Enhanced draw distance for trees, grass, objects and NPCs
  • Enhanced Godray effects”



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