StarCraft Remastered out this summer, original to be free
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 5:36 am
Blizzard have fired two blasts from the news-barrels, finally revealing a vague release window for the long-rumoured StarCraft Remastered [official site] project, and informing the world that the original version of the game will be free to download and play once the next patch arrives. What’s more, owners of the original will be able to […]


The Signal From Tölva starts broadcasting April 10th
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 6:25 am
The Signal From Tove Lo [official site], the new open-world sci-fi FPS from Sir, You Are Being Hunted devs Big Robot (and therefore RPS co-founder Jimmy Ro-ro), now has a release date: April 10th. It’ll blast us off to an alien planet where warring factions of robots go about their own lives and missions, which […]


The Dream Machine ending with Chapter 6 in May
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 7:15 am
The sixth and final chapter of gorgeous handcrafted adventure game The Dream Machine [official site] will arrive on May 11th, developers Cockroach have announced – six-and-a-half years after the series started. Oh the wait has been long but the games have been more than worth it. The Dream Machine’s the story of a husband and […]


The Occupation looks an interesting first-person reporter
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 7:24 am
The makers of Ether One have announced The Occupation [official site], a fascinating-sounding new first-person investigate-o-adventure game. Set in the wake of a terrorist attack in ’80s Britain, it’ll send a reporter to investigate an impending oppressive government act, poking into the story as events unfold in four hours of real time. Quite how it […]


The best games of *my* lifetime, year by year
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 7:30 am
Adam did this on Friday: a list of the best game released each year he’s been alive. I thought, “Oh, I can do that,” and then like Adam discovered how difficult it was. Step below, discover what game I probably love that I have completely forgotten about. … [visit site to read more]


The RPG Scrollbars: Predicting Planescape
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 8:00 am
If you go down to planescape.com today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Unless you’re expecting a countdown, in which case, it’s that. What could it mean? Well, if you open the page source, you’ll see a secret message hidden in there – 0x50 0x53 0x54 0x45 0x45. Convert that from ASCII numbers to letters […]


The Daily Grind: Where do you stand on depictions of animal cruelty in MMORPGs?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 8:00 am
Last week, when Guild Wars 2 revealed its latest minipet, there was a minor squabble on the forums as some players objected to it. The minipet depicts a fish flopping around gasping for air, like, y'know, dying fish do. Worth pointing out here is that this fish doesn't die; it just follows you around suffocating eternally because minipets are magic. [...]


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With all of the mind-bending reveals and betrayals that happened in the Westworld finale, it’s easy to forget about the smaller, more intimate moments


Call of Duty WWII will be this year's COD - extreme rumour steelbook edition
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 7:14 am
Call of Duty will return to WWII this year if a new leak is anything to go by


Fanfest Travel Tips: 2017 Edition
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 8:00 am
Next Monday I arrive in Iceland for eight days and seven nights of fun in the middle of the North Atlantic. Well, for what I hope is fun, anyway. I also intend on doing a little bit of blogging, even if I only post photos.I am going through all the steps


Extended Downtime – 2017/03/28
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 8:02 am

Daily downtime will be extended tomorrow, Tuesday March 28th while we perform essential maintenance on the Tranquility cluster.

Downtime will last for a total of 60 minutes, running from 11:00 – 12:00 UTC. This downtime will also include SSO and forum outages, as well as other services associated with the EVE database.

We anticipate that the cluster will be back online and accepting connections at 12:00 UTC. Please be sure to follow @EVE_Status on twitter for updates on the status of Tranquility.

Apologies for any inconvenience this extended downtime may cause! 




The Morning After: Monday, March 27th 2017
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 6:00 am

Hey, good morning!

Hello from Monday morning. Over the weekend, we welcome the return of a 1998 gaming classic, toured the fanciest toilet showroom you'll ever see, and reported on a self-driving Uber crash. Oh, and in case you forgot, we will finally get to see Samsung's next flagship smartphone later this week.




The Deadpool 2 writers want Hugh Jackman to cameo... but not as Wolverine
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 5:18 am
Hugh Jackman may have called it a day as Wolverine in Logan, but that doesn’t mean a potential cameo role in Deadpool 2 is off the table


New Eden Story Time – Episode 3
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 5:59 am
We’re revisiting the Hole Riders eviiton yet again, but this time we’re sitting down with members of Tempest Legion to discuss their view of … [visit site to read more]


Distances
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2017, 6:05 am
OK. I'm done. Working on distances is getting tired. This is about the best I can do without rolling up my sleeves.Ya, right, click to enlarge, eh.DistancesI admit it was kinda fun doing these distances. Please note that they are not exact numbers. And


CEO Rant: Impounded Items
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 8:29 pm
I'm kind of a bad CEO. I haven't looked at Corp assets in forever but for whatever reason I checked them last night. And saw that we had assets in what looked like a couple hundred or so stations. What!? I had forgotten that assets of biomassed characters


The Daily Grind: Do you like the idea of limited-time MMOs?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 8:00 am
One of the things that I find neat about games like Rend, Crowfall, and Chronicles of Elyria is that all of these games are by their very nature meant to be short-term affairs. The game only lasts so long. In some cases it's a scheduled thing, in other cases it's more an organic result, but all of them wind up [...]


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One Shots: I took a picture THIS big!
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 10:00 am
When you take the best screenshot in the world and want to impress your friends, do you find that you end up exaggerating a tiny bit? Perhaps with wide-flung arm motions and tall tales of shutter speed and multiple lenses? Reader Matthew dishes up a boast for us from Elder Scrolls Online: "This screenshot amuses me for two reasons. Firstly, [...]


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Final Fantasy XIV walks players through NA data center relocation
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 11:00 am
A new North American data center has been in the works for Final Fantasy XIV for years now, and in mid-May, Square Enix is planning to flip the switch. Hopefully, this will decrease latency to those accessing the game in the region and offer improved services. The studio walked players through the switchover, which will require up to 48 hours of [...]


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Guild Chat: Tips for meeting guildmates in real life
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 12:00 pm
Welcome along to Guild Chat, my column in which I join forces with commenters to help a reader in need with a guild-related concern. This edition's submission is all about deciding to meet up with your guildmates in real life: Reader Xenos is great online friends with many of his guildmates and is considering either inviting them over to visit [...]


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The Black Death takes 'drastic action' to shore up early access
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 2:00 pm
"Back in November 2016, we were seven months into early access, and it was clear to us the game wasn’t in the state we wanted it to be in. We needed to take some drastic action." This confession comes from the latest Black Death dev blog, which was penned to bring fans up to speed on the plans for this [...]


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The MOP Up: ARK's console editions get a hair-do (March 26, 2017)
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 4:00 pm
The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some of it gets backlogged. That’s why there’s The MOP Up: a weekly compilation of smaller MMO stories and videos that you won’t want to miss. Seen any good MMO news? Hit us up through our tips line! [...]


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H1Z1 makes it easier for you to see what you're hitting
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 6:00 pm
H1Z1's PvP side is finally getting some much-needed love (sorry, slight dig at Daybreak's preferential treatment of King of the Kill). The devs posted a new diary this week to talk about the three major projects that the team is tackling this month. With 64% of players polled telling the studio that game optimization is "extremely important," Daybreak's engineers are [...]


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MMO Week in Review: City of Heroes necromancy (March 26, 2017)
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 8:00 pm
Were you too busy gaming this week to pay attention to MMO news? Get caught up every Sunday evening with Massively Overpowered’s Week in Review! Much-loved 2004 MMORPG City of Heroes, which sunsetted prematurely in 2012, dominated the headlines this week as NCsoft announced it was resurrecting a piece of the game's legacy by adding CoH NPC Statesman into its upcoming [...]


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'NBA Jam' creator talks about Midway's little-known history
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 March 2017, 7:57 pm

If you hung around arcades in the 1990s, you were likely extremely familiar with Midway sports games like NBA Jam and NFL Blitz. Apparently, though, even these classics have a few secrets left. Former Midway design lead Mark Turmell has participated in a Reddit AMA where he revealed a handful of surprises about Midway games. For instance, he confirmed that pre-release versions of NBA Jam did have Michael Jordan -- the developers had to yank him out just weeks before launch due to his Nike deal. In fact, there were custom editions given to Jordan, Ken Griffey and Gary Payton that put each of them in the game.

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