Epic hopes 'PUBG'-style 'Fortnite: Battle Royale' will tempt gamers
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Epic Games' Fortnite has been out for a while in paid Early Access, but hasn't quite taken off in the same way that, say, Player Unknown Battlegrounds (PUBG) has. The hot new indie "battle royale" title has a massive, rabid user base and an impressive sales record. It even knocked perennial chart-topper Dota 2 off the Steam charts - an impressive feat, indeed and one that developers like Epic and Rockstar are keen to reproduce.

Now, Epic Games has revealed its strategy to compete with PUBG via a standalone title set in Fortnite's cartoonish, building-focused, zombie-infested universe. The new game, Fortnite Battle Royale, will arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on September 26th, too, beating out PUBG's late-2017's console release date. Better yet, Battle Royale will be free to play.

Via: Polygon

Source: Epic Games




Fortnite’s Battle Royale goes F2P standalone next week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 2:37 pm
The Battle Royale mode being added to Fortnite [official site] will actually become a free-to-play standalone game next week on the 26th, Epic Games announced today. Epic were in the process of rolling it out as a separate mode within sandbox build-o-craft-a-shooter Fortnite, which is currently in paid early access then will become F2P at […]


Wot I Think – Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 3:30 pm
Me: someone who believes that gothbro apparent trickster god The Outsider is the worst thing that ever happened to the Dishonored games, and thus positively relishes the chance to kill the blighter. Also me: someone who is absolutely determined to play Dishonored games without causing even a single fatality. Hmm. Standalone expansion Dishonored: Death Of […]


Another Terminator film is on the way, but it sounds like it will be more of a direct sequel to Terminator 2 than any of the films that followed


If you liked Final Fantasy 15 but thought to yourself, "I enjoy playing as Noctis and his bros, but I wish I could play with my real-life bros" (or something to that effect), good news: a multiplayer expansion will let you do just that on October 31


YULAI – Widely distributed networks of enclaves believed by CONCORD to be associated with the Drifters and allied Sleeper drones have been revealed by a new job request promoted by "The Agency". Listed as a task requested by an individual known only as "The Quartermaster", the Agency job calls for capsuleers to enter "warzones" that appear to have been the scene of fighting between Drifters and parties unknown.

The Scope's sources at the CONCORD Directive Intelligence Agency have indicated that "The Quartermaster" is a known associate of the mysterious group of renegade fighter pilots known as "The Valkyrie". The terminology of "warzones" is apparently indicative of the same group. The CDIA also believes that a possible rival faction known as "The Schism" may be involved in the matter.

Unconfirmed rumors, and limited intel from the CDIA, suggests that "The Schism" is headed by an individual claiming to be Jirai 'Fatal' Laitanen, the former crime partner of Guristas Pirates leader Korako 'The Rabbit' Kosakami. Laitanen has long been thought to be grievously injured and incapacitated or even dead, though persistent rumors of his return to a life of crime have swept GalNet channels for over a decade.

Capsuleers entering the warzone sites have reported the presence of significant numbers of advanced Sleeper drones, including many models rarely seen in known space. A drone model that appears to be a variant of the notorious Circadian Seeker and Autothysian Lancer types has also been reported under the designation "Eosian Inquisitor". These drones are reported to be vigorous defenders of the wreckage fields in the warzones and invariably hostile.

The Arataka Research Consortium, a capsuleer group that controversially involves itself in Drifter investigation efforts, has issued a call for certain items recovered from the wreckage fields to be delivered to it, rather than the Quartermaster. The "corrupted trinary relics" are believed to be ancient data repositories using technology that has some relationship to known forms of Sleeper and Jove technology.

One of the Scope's CDIA sources told us that: "Those trinary relics are undoubtedly extremely dangerous in the wrong hands, possible vectors of colonizing neuromemetic worms or other coercive infowar technologies, and should ideally be disposed of using antimatter imploders. These capsuleers simply don't know what they're dealing with."




Project Discovery Tutorial Video and AMA on r/science Thursday!
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Want to know more about Project Discovery and how to contribute to real world science via EVE Online? Check out this newly released video and get to analyzing for in-game rewards and the feelsgoodman benefit of helping the scientific search for planets beyond our solar system!

Also, three members from the Project Discovery team exoplanets will be hosting an AMA (ask me anything) on /r/science tomorrow, Thursday 21st, beginning at 2pm UTC. Wayne Gould (astronomer at the Geneva Observatory), Attila Szantner (founder and CEO of Massively Multiplayer Online Science), and CCP’s Hjalti Leifsson will be on hand for a couple hours to answer questions about the search for exoplanets, the science behind it, integrating citizen science into video games, and the future of crowdsourcing science.

If you are one of the EVE players who have already submitted one of over 38.3 million player classifications of the CoRoT telescope’s light data (peaking at 88,000 per hour!!), you might want to check it out or ask some on-topic questions about Project Discovery-Exoplanets.

A reminder though, that while we're sure you want to know why your favorite ship isn’t getting buffed, EVE game design questions won’t be covered by this particular group.




CZM: Judging Judgement
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The events of the so called Judgement Day will have escaped no one. It sent waves that reached as far as the mainstream media, and has people … [visit site to read more]


Capital Ship Log Jam
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‘Final Fantasy XV’ multiplayer DLC arrives October 31st
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Final Fantasy XV dominated last year's holiday season, and impressively, the game's managed to stay relevant throughout 2017. Whether it's temporary events, side story DLC, mobile games or crossovers into other titles, it's stayed on players' radar. Like earlier extra content, Final Fantasy XV's next release explores a gap in the main game's story. Players will get to create their own custom character and fight monsters with their friends. That's right -- it's multiplayer.

Source: Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades trailer (YouTube)




'Golf' Easter egg on the Switch may be a tribute to Satoru Iwata
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It sounds like that hidden version of Golf on the Nintendo Switch may actually a tribute to the company's late president, Satoru Iwata. A group of enterprising hackers (including "yellowS8" from our last report) discovered that unlocking it is limited to one day per year: July 11th, the day Iwata passed after battling cancer. You can't just go in and manually set your system clock, mimic Iwata's Nintendo Direct gesture and start hitting the links, though.

Via: Ars Technica

Source: Fire3lement (YouTube), Switchbrew




Humble Very Positive Bundle 2 available now, featuring Oxenfree, Shadow of War, and more
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 11:52 am
Have you heard the one about Humble making a new Bundle? It’s a good one. Rather, it’s a Very Positive one. Following on from the original ‘Very Positive’ Bundle back in May this year, Humble has brought the idea back for another go – in the Humble Very Positive Bundle 2, funnily enough. The collection […]


Here, drink this potion. It’s called the Electronic Wireless Show and it’s a podcast. Yes, you drink it via your ears, unusual I know, but you’ll feel much better afterwards. This week, we’re talking about roguelikes, roguelites, roguefites and roguelifes. What do words even mean anymore? Also, Pip has been enjoying the blocky spellcasting of […]


Overwatch’s Junkertown map up in time for free weekend
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 12:11 pm
Blizzard’s Overwatch [official site], aka The Shooter You Dumped So You Could Play Destiny 2 But Who You Still Text When You Are Drunk Thus Revealing Your True Feelings, is now sporting its new Junkertown map. It’s the dusty map they announced with an animated short about the grenade launching Australian hero Junkrat. It looks […]


Cabin – a cool tiny project that will make your eyeballs ill
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 12:36 pm
On an afternoon trawl of cool free projects I came across Cabin [Itch.io link]- a “fleeting experimental game about spending time in a cabin” in which you can “relax”, “drink a beer”, “stare at the moon” and “paint the sky”. I’ll admit that it was the latter which was of most interest as I can […]


Super Hydorah blasts out today
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 1:14 pm
Swell shoot ’em up Hydorah returns today, expanded as Super Hydorah [official site]. As bad at shmups as I am, I did enjoy Hydorah’s side-scrolling action and weird locations. The Super version isn’t massively reworked but it is tidied up and fleshed out, and the 2010 original is free so heck, it’s hard to complain […]


Dontnod delay Vampyr into 2018
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 1:36 pm
Bad news, bloodsuckers: Vampyr [official site] has been delayed. The Victorian undead RPG from Life Is Strange and Remember Me studio Dontnod Entertainment was due some time in November 2017 but unexpected trouble has set them back too far. Rather than rush it out, Dontnod will take their time and release Vampyr in spring 2018.


Tired of dealing with bullies and sourpuss players in Overwatch? Game director Jeff Kaplan said in a recent video that naughty nellies have become something of a problem for the game as of late, and Blizzard is working to address concerns of toxicity within the community


Year 11
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 12:46 pm
When I wasn't paying attention earlier this month, my 11th EVE birthday came and went. Of that decade plus one time frame, I've been in Aideron Robotics for over 4.5 years.Wow. Time flies when you're having fun.In other news, Federation Uprising got its


Got Swag? Player Content For The EVE Vegas Welcome Pack!
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 2:00 pm

EVE Vegas is so close that over here in Iceland we can already feel the warm Nevada air and taste the delicious drinks!

At EVE Vegas 2017, we’re looking to involve our players more than ever before. We’ve got some kick ass player presented content lined up for this year, and we’re looking at more and more ways that you guys can show off your allegiances and raise awareness of your identities in game.

As part of this, we’re opening the EVE Vegas Welcome pack this year so that alongside goodies from CCP, Alliances and Corporations can pitch in stickers, posters, merchandise, patches, pins, whatever you guys want (within reason!), to raise awareness of your alliance.

If you’d like to drop items like this into the welcome pack, all you need to do is bring them to Vegas and catch up with our volunteers on site before we prepare the welcome packs.

We’ll be preparing 1200 welcome packs for EVE Vegas this year, so that’s the number to keep in mind, if for instance, you want to put one sticker or one pin in every welcome pack.

To get in touch with our volunteers and organize including your stuff in the welcome pack, you can join the EVE Vegas volunteers discord by clicking this link.

You can contact GreyGal, or any of the other volunteers to work on getting your stuff included in the welcome pack.

 

Please be aware that CCP reserves the right to decline anything that may be deemed offensive or otherwise inappropriate for inclusion in the welcome pack.




Fall Movie League – Clowns and Assassins
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 2:15 pm
Week three was up for the fall Fantasy Movie League. After a week where which day of It was all that mattered in your picks… and woe to those who went with Friday like I did or, worse, went with Home Again… we were back to a world with some


Overwatch League’s first season is set to begin January 10th
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 12:38 pm

The Overwatch League has added three more teams to its roster, bringing the total up to its target number of 12 and making way for the very first competition season. The new teams represent Philadelphia, Dallas and Houston and are owned by Comcast Spectacor, Team Envy and OpTic Gaming, respectively. They join franchises located across the US as well as China, South Korea and the UK.

Source: Blizzard




'Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite' already lands its own eSports contest
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 1:22 pm

The game Marvel vs. Capcom — Infinite was released on on September 19th, and it appears as though Capcom is going all out to promote it. They're hosting an eSports tournament called Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite — Battle of the Stones, and they're inviting you to participate.

Source: Capcom




Steam now fighting review bombs with diagrams
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 9:38 am
All social problems can be solved by data, any naive tech company can tell you, which is why Valve are attempting to solve Steam ‘review bombing’ by adding graphs to its player reviews. Review bombing is the practice of players organising to leave negative reviews that drive down a game’s rating in an attempt to […]


Have You Played… Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain?
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2017, 10:30 am
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. Sam Fisher, Sam Fisher, where are you, Sam Fisher. Now that Hideo Kojima has left Konami and Konami appear uninterested in returning to the series outside multiplayer spin-offs and pachinko machines, Ubisoft’s absent neck-snapper seems the […]


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