FIST Gaming Network #7
July Gaming News and Updates
Welcome to yet another Gaming News report. We are all looking forward to Battlefront 2 this November but before we can get there we have a little thing known as a Great Jedi War. Expected start date is August 1st, official news and announcement I’m sure will be coming from the GM soon enough.
Also in Drac’s Last Report, he teased a pre-war event: The Wargame. This will be a space warfare event and I’m sure Drac will be releasing more information on this soon. So keep an eye out for it and make sure you read over all the other information in the report. You will get an inside track on some new things coming after the war.
Friendly reminder from the FIST Staff - Please make sure you update your dossiers to include ALL of your gamer ID’s (i.e. PSN ID, Steam ID, XBox Gamertag, Force Arena and so on). Submissions have been and will be delayed even if only one member is missing their info. So please double check to make sure it’s listed and if your playing with a new member please help them edit their dossiers correctly.
News for DJB Games - E3 releases
Battlefront 2 - Release date November 17, 2017, and we are getting close now almost 4 months to go. To follow all the Official Information check out EA’s Battlefront 2’s Page. One of the big things coming is that the MP Beta starts on Oct 4th for anyone that preorders the game and Oct 6th for the public on PC, PS4 and XBox 1. There are reports that BF2 will be available for the new XBox console as well.
Diablo 3 - Season 11 will go live on July 20th, so get ready to hop into the rifts again!
Also, the Necromancer was released on June 27 if you haven’t bought it yet you can do so from the Blizzard Shop
- Heroes of the Storm added yet another new Character Stukov. As well as from now till July 24th, you can enjoy the Sun’s out, Guns out event.
As a carry over from last month I’ll leave up this tips on how to play the game for any new players or seasoned vets wanted to brush up on how things work in HotS - The developers have released some Core Concept articles to help new players and players that have been playing a while to get the most out of every match. They are actually pretty good so take a look at the Team Leveling Part 1 and Team Leveling Part 2
Overwatch - Has a new combatant already appearing on the PTR - DOOMFIST and no it’s not Drac. Here is the teaser trailer and check out the images of Doomfist’s skins. No release date for this new villain is set yet but can’t be long now.
Destiny 2’s beta preload (for PS4 and XB1) can be started today.
- PS4 closed beta starts Tuesday, July 18th.
- Xbox1 closed beta starts Wednesday, July 19th.
- Open beta for both consoles starts Friday, July 21st, and requires no code
This Beta round ends on July 23rd for all. FYI a PC beta is not scheduled beyond a placeholder statement of Late August. So this Beta is for PS4 and XB1 only.
The Game Launches on Sept 6th.
Gaming Deals - A place where if I find a good sale I’ll pass it along.
IGN has a nice Deals page which lists some of the web’s biggest gaming deals.
Also Reddit has a gaming sales page.
Good Old Games is a good site to find older games for a good price. Every now and then the Old Star Wars games do go on sale so keep an eye out.
Steam as always has something on SALE, including the old SW games as well. BTW if you're not already in the DJB Steam group let us know.
Reminder There is a Competition blackout in August due to the Great Jedi War but I’ll still list these since that are active in July and will pick up in Sept.
- GMRG Gorefest 2017 - All your Gorefest needs in one handy container! Double Clusters for all GMRG members. If your not a member take the GMRG History SA COURSE, now! July’s Gorefest is on NOW! Go get your double clusters.!
A quick note: With the GJW occurring in August, there will be NO August Gorefest weekend nor a FIST Monthly Cluster Race.
FIST: Quarterly Gaming Challenge Q2 2017 - As per Drac’s report by the time this kicks off again there will be new more challenging comps for you to sink your teeth into.
FIST - 2nd Annual Mobile Gaming - Another year of Mobile games.
FIST - 1st Annual Flash Gaming - Now Monthly Flash Games.
Important FIST Information
Below are all the links you will ever need to either contact the FIST staff, join a gaming channel, look up a rule or game mode cluster value. I will update this as needed with each report.
- Rites of Combat - is the place to find all the rules for gaming in the DJB.
- FIST-o-matic - a quick guide on how to use the Telegram FISTbot.
- Pendant of Blood - how to earn PoB’s.
- Cluster Tables - is the place to find out what game mode offers what Cluster (Earth and Fire) value.
- Tier 1 and Teir 2 games - os the complete list of all our approved game AND SAMPLE SCREENSHOTS! Not sure what shot to submit look HERE!
- Don’t forget we have our very own Teamspeak Server. It’s a great way to voice chat with your fellow members and also a great way to communicate when gaming. Check out the details.
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