Osiris: New Dawn blasts off to the icy moon of Aziel
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 11:00 am
There’s a galaxy out there to explore, kid, so why confine yourself to just one planet? The space survival sandbox Osiris: New Dawn isn’t about to limit itself to a single locale. On December 15th, the game will allow players to blast off to the frozen moon of Aziel. The team wasn’t saying much about what will be found there, [...]

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More skill splits are coming to Guild Wars 2’s PvP scene
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 11:30 am
Guild Wars 2 players advocating skill segregation between the PvE and PvP spheres have another victory in the making for next week’s Season 5: “We have a number of skill splits (and some global changes) that will be accompanying the launch of Season 5 next week […] Over the past few releases the PvP team has been working closely with [...]

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 17: Mansion on the Hill
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 10:00 am

Executive editor Christopher Trout and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O'Brien to talk about the week's biggest news, including: Pandora Premium, Fitbit's purchase of Pebble and the gaming industry's nostalgia overload. Then Chris will tell the panel about his investigation into a failed gaming accessory that's found a second life as a sex toy -- clearly things get a little NSFW. Then all three will talk about what Amazon Go and other advancements in automation and mean for low-skill and low-wage jobs.

'Super Mario Run' won't work offline due to piracy concerns
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 11:21 am

Super Mario Run doesn't arrive for another few days, but when it does, you'll need a constant internet connection to play the game. In an interview with Mashable, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that due to piracy concerns, the latest installment of Mario doesn't have an offline mode. The company is worried about piracy because the game will be available in 150 countries on devices that it doesn't have direct control over.

Via: 9to5Mac

Source: Mashable

S1E43 - The Holidays AND Final Fantasy XV - “An ambitious mess that I love”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 10:00 am

The Holidays AND Final Fantasy XV
In this episode:
  • The holidays are stressful, and it’s hard to get your geek time in when you’re constantly juggling family responsibilities, the time changes, the darkness, the seasonal depression, the gift buying, decorating...well, you get the picture.
  • For us, we have different mechanisms to help us cope with all this. Beej plays mindless adventure games and MMOs to escape the winter doldrums, as well as reading a lot more. Ebooks are especially good, as are digital comics for road trips. Cozy scented candles and meditation in low light also keeps him evened out.
  • Void only has a few weeks off during the year, so he uses his extended Christmas break for some quiet time and extra reading. He also tends to power through games and spend lots of time gaming with his family. Being able to sit down and play games with his kids are incredibly soothing, and it’s good quality family time, too.
  • Most of us have multiple family meetings, and geeking out can be hard to do when you’re forced to be social. One suggestion is to be social during the most obvious times, but then excuse yourself to be alone and read or play whatever games you want to. Most family members understand we all need a little time to ourselves.
  • Mobile gaming is great for car rides, as are handheld consoles. Audiobooks are an easy way to catch up, and they really help keep with our routines. Most of us have our daily routines that get messed with during the holidays, and being able to sneak our content digitally whenever we have a few minutes (even if it’s in the bathroom at a relative’s house or in line as you buy last-minute gifts) can help ease stress and give us time to decompress.
  • We discuss working on side projects, and how the holidays give a good boost to our creativity because of the lack of our primary jobs.
Final Fantasy XV
  • Void has finished FFXV, and he talks about it in depth It was originally a touchstone topic for Weekly Geekery, but he goes into a full-on review (and we tell you about spoiler zone, too). He discusses why it’s one of his favorite FF games overall, what kind of nits he has to pick with it, and why Chapter 13 is horrible enough that SquareEnix has already announced a patch to make it more bearable.
  • Void discusses how it’s a Final Fantasy game that gives veterans and newbies something to love, and he discusses the combat and open world. It is a very thorough review, and you can see his entry into the Final Fantasy Project here.
  • He talks about the story and how it works, and how the game feels like it spent a decade in develpment hell, but at the same time does a lot of things well and a lot of things haflway and still comes across as a fairly cohesive game. If they do additional content patches, there are lots of places to put in new zones (Beej likens what he wants to Dawnguard for Skyrim) and quests, which would increase both playability and replayability and end-game content.
Holiday present for us… rate and review in iTunes!
  • They help more than you know. Just look for the podcast in iTunes and hit the review tab (yes, like you’re looking for it for the first time, not in your subscriptions.)
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  • Book Recommendation: The Martian. Probably one of the best audiobooks either of us has ever listened to, and it really works as a totally different kind of experience than the movie or even reading it. Check it out for free.
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The Flare Path: A Typical Atypical Simmer #2
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 8:00 am
The man currently sipping a Koskenkorva and consulting his cue cards in the U/S Williams X-Jet The Flare Path uses as a dais is Ilja ‘Zipuli’ Varha. Our second ‘atypical simmer‘, Ilja has very kindly agreed to talk about his journey from juvenile M1 Tank Platoon fan to 33-year-old brigade simulator officer in the Finnish Defence Forces. […]

Best PC gaming deals of the week
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 9:00 am
This week has already flown past, in a blur of Christmas music and busy shops. The closer we get to Christmas, though, the more acceptable it is to gorge on chocolate and mince pies, so there’s always a silver lining. Whatever you’re planning to do with the upcoming “holiday season”, we’ve got another week’s worth […]

Batman V Superman director Zack Snyder is a huge Star Wars fan (I mean, who isn't?)

How to Make an Eve Music Video in One Day! (Without doing drugs)
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 7:39 am
By now you have all viewed the incredible awesomeness of the brand spanking NEW Holiday Parody Music Video from myself and the ever-talented golden throated Sindel. In slightly less than 24hrs I transformed the music file Sindel sent me into an animated

Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 9:16 am
Ziehen in den Krieg. Die Schweine im Weltall. Es war nur eine Frage der Zeit bis wieder irgendeine Voll-Hupe auf die Idee kommt dass sie uns mal einfach so den Krieg erklären kann. Dieses mal sind es erfreulicherweise keine Amis, die aktiv sind wenn

New MMORPG Ashes of Creation demos environments in new video
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 9:00 am
The Ashes of Creation team has released a new video to cap off the week, this first one literally a first look at the Unreal Engine-based MMORPG’s enviroments — five of them at least by our count. We spoke to Intrepid Studios Lead Designer Jeffrey Bard following the early reveal of the game this week. The team is made up of [...]

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Crowfall shows off its unique server maps
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 9:30 am
In most MMOs, it doesn’t matter what server you play on, the world still has the same shape. You don’t log in to a new server and find that major landmasses are missing or that half of the map is totally different. But Crowfall isn’t quite built like other MMOs; it’s a game that cycles, with worlds living for a [...]

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The Daily Grind: Which game made the biggest contribution to killing MMORPGs in 2016?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 8:00 am
MOP commenter deekay_zero proposed this week’s Daily Grind in a roundabout way, and fair warning: It’s a bit of a downer. He semi-jokingly suggested that we give an award to the game or studio that made the biggest contribution to killing the MMORPG genre in 2016, but instead, we’re going to hash it out right here before it ruins Christmas. I suspect [...]

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Vive Studios is HTC’s new in-house VR dev studio
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 7:15 am
As folks continue to feel out what virtual reality can do and what works well in it, I’m interested to see what the hardware companies themselves want on their cybergoggles. Oculus have already been funding and publishing cybergames for years and now HTC have launched Vive Studios. It’s a new internal studio to develop their […]

OneShot is bursting with nice ideas, and out now
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 7:18 am
Steam, you may have noticed, is a little bit broken. One of its multifarious idiosyncrasies is to include games that absolutely have not been released in its full list of released games. Every now and then I’ll spot a game that looks worth a peek, go to install it, and find it doesn’t even have […]

By now, you’ve probably seen the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer (watch it below if you’ve somehow missed it) and have tried to pick apart every possible Easter Egg and each detail of Spidey’s costume, right down to the stitching

Destiny 2 anyone? There have been plenty of rumours floating around about Destiny's sequel, one of which was that Skylanders developer Vicarious Visions would be helping Bungie out

Star Wars: Rogue One may look like the finished product now (just look at the trailers!), but the movie had to undergo extensive reshoots – a process which, according to director Gareth Edwards, meant the crew “never really came up for air until about a week ago

'Elite: Dangerous' finally beams onto PS4 in Q2 2017
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 7:02 am

Space adventure Elite: Dangerous is coming to the Playstation 4 in the second quarter next year, completing its gaming platform sweep. The trading and combat sim will have all the latest Horizon expansions, letting you tear around the surface of planets at up to 100mph using a Surface Recon Vehicle. The game is available on VR for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but the Elite team unfortunately didn't mention Playstation VR support for the PS4 version -- at least, not yet.

Source: Playstation Blog

Want more Wang? Shadow Warrior 2 adds trials
Posted by Rock, Paper, Shotgun [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 4:00 am
Shadow Warrior 2 [official site] is hardly story-heavy but if you simply want to launch yourself into a horde of monsters with your swords swinging, a new update has your back. Developers Flying Wild Hog last night boshed in trials offering a series of rewards as you murder the heck out a load of demons. […]

Here’s A Rubik’s Cube, Go Fuck Yourself
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 5:00 am
You have been lied to. The dreams that lured you here are a mirage, bait. This is a hutch to trammel dreamers of adventure, power, conquest, … [visit site to read more]

Breaking News: Palatine Keepstar Zitadelle verankert!
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 December 2016, 3:06 am
Kurz vor der großen Schlacht am Samstag in M-O brodelt die Gerüchteküche in EVE Online. Wurde heimlich still und leise die gigantische Palatine Zitadelle verankert? Die Hinweise häufen sich, dass rund ein halbes Jahr nach Release das

Watch the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer and you will believe a spider can fly
Posted by gamesradar news [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 December 2016, 11:58 pm
Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can

Alpha Clones: Make MORE ISK in Low and Null Sec
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 December 2016, 9:54 pm
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Blizzard’s new book publishing company is bringing back oldies but goodies
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 December 2016, 10:00 pm
Remember last year when Activision Blizzard announced it was getting into the entertainment business with its movie production studio? It’s also getting into the publishing business with a book label called Blizzard Publishing. Don’t roll your eyes just yet! In addition to coloring books (which are fun, shut up), the studio is bringing back some older, out-of-print books in formats [...]

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