Via: Game Informer
Source: Shack News
It's always frustrating when you can't get your preferred nickname for any online service, and after nearly 14 years many of the good ones on Xbox Live are already taken. Worse, they might be tied to accounts that are no longer active, and are just waiting to go back into circulation. Microsoft freed up a cache of 1 million stale Gamertags earlier this year and back in 2011, which could become a regular occurrence. As a part of an update to its Terms of Service, the company is adding a requirement to sign in at least once in a five year period to keep an Xbox Live Gamertag associated with your account.
Source: Microsoft Services Agreement, Summary of Changes
The Battlefield TV series is inching closer to fruition. Electronic Arts recently revealed that Michael Sugar, one of the producers behind last year's Oscar-winner for Best Picture, Spotlight, will be working on the show. Along with production house Anonymous Content's Ashley Zalta, Sugar will serve as executive producer. It's also the first time Anonymous and Paramount TV have worked on a video game property. Previous projects include The Revenant, both seasons of True Detective and Mr. Robot. Suffice to say, there's a lot of talent with the team that's been announced so far.
Source: Electronic Arts
Nintendo's debut smartphone game is making efforts to get you back into its weird and wonderful social world by offering more opportunities for wardrobe items and accessories without excessive in-app payments. According to an update teaser inside the Miitomo app itself, a new Candy Drop game will let you use all that accumulated candy (earned through in-game interactions and when you missed the good stuff in the original crane mini-games) for in-game upgrades. The greatly despised consolation prize finally has a use.
When virtual reality fanatics argue about what headset is best, two arguments tend to prevail: "The Oculus Rift is more comfortable," and "only the HTC Vive does roomscale VR." Soon, that second argument won't matter as much. Thanks to a recent update, the Rift's Oculus Home software now boasts support for up to four tracking sensors -- doubling one of the basic requirements the hardware needs to be used for accurate, room-scale virtual reality.
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Between the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, we've come a long way towards being able to step in to virtual worlds -- but touching those false realities is a different matter. Solving this means finding a haptic technology that can adapt to needs of a constantly changing virtual environment. One PhD student's solution? Use a robot arm.
Source: Digital Trends, YouTube
Today we officially launch our new public NPSI events fleet, Mass of Wrecks. The website has like, every bit of information anyone could possibly need to join us on this event, or to be more precise the schedule page should be of most importance. (I won't repeat it all here) Maiden voyage will be Gallente hulls.
The event is entirely new-bro friendly with our focus on no access barriers and low end hulls. As a public NPSI fleet you don't have to leave your corp or alliance, just join our fleet as we are forming up, and come content hunting with us. Mass of wrecks themed fleets will allow for some epic screenshots, videos and propoganda forming material.
We have a few cool features and streamers joining the event, including a live broadcast over EVE-Radio. No matter where you are, in-game or out, we hope to be able to share this event with everyone. You can help by sharing the Mass of Wrecks details to twitter, facebook, your corps new-bros, your viewers/listners and may as well tell your mum too.
We look forward to seeing you at Mass of Wrecks.