The War in the North Ends with a Payoff
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 3:15 pm
The news apparently leaked on Reddit from a disgruntled source so the official announcement is now out over at Imperium News: The war is over.  We have blown up enough stuff in the north and now we will be headed home. A deal has been struck between

10 Years of Rixx | Arts & (Space)Crafts
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 3:48 pm
Today I want to talk about these three posters I created in September 2012. And the journey that happened in the next two years that eventually led to an entire explosion of illustrated posters. A story that hasn't been told yet. (You can see the above

Republic Fleet Requests CONCORD Help in Search for Missing Ship in Molden Heath
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 1:23 pm

Istodard, Molden Heath – The Minmatar Republic Fleet has requested the assistance of CONCORD in search and rescue efforts aimed at locating and recovering a naval vessel that has gone missing in the Molden Heath region. As CONCORD maintains a large presence in the region, the deployment of the DED's Molden Heath Fleet in support of the Republic's own efforts significantly increases the chances of recovering the ship and crew.

CONCORD's Colonel Kasiha Valkanir has been assigned overall command of the DED component of the search efforts. Speaking from CONCORD's Isotard system facilities, Colonel Valkanir said, "The Minmatar Republic Fleet have requested CONCORD help in the search for a missing ship in the Molden Heath region. I will personally be commanding the teams investigating the disappearance of the vessel. There are no further details at this time."

Colonel Valkanir is a career officer with the DED but the Scope's sources note that she served for many years with the marine corps of the Ammatar Fleet, taking part in the notorious Vindication Wars between the Mandate and Minmatar Republic. While her involvement in the present search operations may seem an affront to the Minmatar, it has been suggested to the Scope that another concern is to assure the Ammatar, and their overlords in the Amarr Empire, that CONCORD is not giving cover to a Minmatar Republic operation that could threaten their interests.

This missing ship incident comes only days after the publication and presentation to CONCORD of a report from the Aidonis Foundation and SOE highlighting the large increase in ship losses over the last year, including in border regions such as Molden Heath.

Capcom releases 'Mega Man' classics cartridges
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 12:02 pm

As promised, Capcom's Mega Man 2 and Mega Man X playable game cartridges are available now from iam8bit's online store for $100 each. Meaning if you put in a pre-order for either -- or both -- back in May, they'll be making their way to you stat.

Source: iam8bit

Blizzard Will Give You a Mount if You Will Just Subscribe to WoW for Six Months
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 11:15 am
I think we’ve seen this before. Back during Cataclysm Blizzard offered players a “free” copy of Diablo III if they would just commit to subscribing to World of Warcraft for a year.  The old Annual Pass gambit.  It seemed like a

Valve will start moderating comments on Steam
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 8:39 am

​​​​​​Starting on September 25, Valve will "review" community comments across Stream's game hubs. Reported discussion threads and individual posts will fall on the desk of the platform's content moderation team, who will remove anything that violates Steam's community guidelines. Developers that already take a DIY approach to moderation can opt-out of the new system.

Source: Valve

Valve gives its Knuckles finger tracker better battery life
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 9:22 am

Valve has debuted the latest Knuckles EV3 VR finger tracking controller with subtle improvements that show it's nearly ready for a consumer release. The biggest update to the latest developer kit is in the area of battery life; improved sensor efficiency means it'll go for up to eight hours, up over two hours from the EV2 kit released earlier this year.

Source: Steam

Switch NES emulator already hacked to run unofficial games
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 8:21 am

Nintendo Switch Online has barely been live a day and hackers have already had their way with it. According to a modder who goes by the name KapuccinoHeck, it's pretty easy to load your own ROMs onto a hacked Switch and play them directly through the NES emulator, which comes as part of the $20-a-year service.

Via: Kotaku

Source: @KapuccinoHeck

'Resident Evil 2' remake's Story trailer features familiar faces
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 6:29 am

We got our hands on Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake earlier this year at E3 2018, but now it's showing off a "Story" trailer and some familiar characters at the Tokyo Game Show. It's our most extensive look at gameplay since the remake was announced three years ago, with peeks at zombie dogs, mysterious woman of action Ada Wong and many others.

Of course Claire and Leon are the stars, but, as Capcom explains in a blog post, the old "zapping" story method where one playthrough could have effects on your next one is no longer present in this edition, with each instead having a separate campaign for you to play through. Resident Evil 2 will be reborn for PS4, Xbox One and PC on January 25th, 2019.

Source: Capcom Unity

The Morning After: Playing 'Angry Birds' in real life
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 6:30 am

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.

It's time to give out some early impressions of Apple's latest Watch and find out what happens when Angry Birds meets the real world. Oh, and if you think buying tickets online just isn't fair, you're probably right.

PlayStation Classic and original PlayStation, side by side
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 1:48 am

At the Tokyo Game Show Sony showed off its PlayStation Classic system for the first time in person. Engadget Japan editor Ei Ito said it wasn't playable so we don't know if this is just a mockup or the real thing, but it is sitting next to one of the original consoles that launched in 1994 so you can get an appreciation for the hardware design.

Unfortunately Sony is still keeping quiet about the other 15 games it will pack-in, but a press release does note that the miniaturized console (45 percent smaller on the sides and 80 percent smaller in volume) will output video in 720p or 480p only, so it's likely that your TV will have more upscaling work to do.

Source: Sony

Sony will cease PS Vita production in Japan next year
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 3:11 am

At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Sony has announced the birth of a new product and what could possibly be the final nail in the coffin for another. Sony Interactive Entertainment SVP Hiroyuki Oda has revealed that the company will cease PS Vita's production in Japan sometime in 2019. Further, he said the electronics/gaming giant has no plans to create a successor, echoing Shuhei Yoshida's revelation way back in 2015 that Sony doesn't see a market for a follow-up to the handheld console.

Via: Gematsu

Source: Famitsu

Tracking Disruptete Dual Web Coercer Eskalation
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 September 2018, 1:30 am
Neulich ist mir bei meiner “Recherche” auf Youtube ein Fitting unter die Nase gekommen, das ich unbedingt mal ausprobieren musste. Aber wie das bei Fittings so ist, die man “unbedingt mal ausprobieren muss” ging genau das

A Five Keepstar Day
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 8:55 pm
While I was at work the Keepstars I highlighted earlier in the week were destroyed.  The EU time zone team got some shiny kills. While I only mentioned four in my post it turns out that there was a fifth ready to be knocked off down in Tenerifis

S3E37 - Tabletop RPGs - “Imagination Adventure Calvinball”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 8:00 pm
Tabletop RPGs
In this episode:
  • This week we discuss where we currently stand with tabletop RPGs.  Beej got a recent chance to start up a regular group again and accidentally fell into the GM role.  Void is super interested in the possibilities of tabletop gaming and has tried some home brew options.
Weekly Geekery
  • BJ cancelled WoW but picked up SWTOR again and dove deep into other Star Wars stuff like Galaxy of Heroes, the Order 66 Podcast, Legends of the Galaxy, the Rebels sourcebook, and the Ahsoka novel.
  • Void is probably still obsessed with Spider-Man, although it’s impossible to know with this time-shifted episode.  He also watched some WWII movies, Oceans 8, got around to trying the Megaman 11 demo, and finally got his hands on the early access version of the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game (or LotR LCG if you prefer).
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Megathrons Bridging off an Avatar
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 4:00 pm

10 Years of Rixx | Propaganda
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 4:13 pm
As Seen in EON Magazine and CCP PromosMat Westhorpe once called me "The Promoter" in his Eve Celebrity series for Game Skinny years ago. Indeed propaganda was my entry into the more creative aspects of the community. So much so in fact, that I invented a

Samsung’s $1,800 Odyssey Z gaming laptop is on sale in the US
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 3:41 pm

Samsung's Notebook Odyssey Z gaming laptop is now available in the US. The laptop, which features a slim design, a keyboard pushed to the lower portion of the tray and a right-side touchpad, comes in just one configuration that includes a 15.6-inch display, an Intel i7 hexa-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD.

"Today's games are more intense, immersive and graphic-rich than ever before, and gamers need technology built specifically for them," Alanna Cotton, general manager of mobile computing and enhancements at Samsung Electronics America, said in a statement. "The Notebook Odyssey Z was engineered to enhance the gaming experience wherever you are -- take it anywhere, play without overheating and use it for the most intense games and projects."

Via: SamMobile

Source: Samsung

Destiny 2: Forsaken's Gambit mode is open to everyone this weekend
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 4:16 pm

With the base Destiny 2 free for PS Plus members through the month of September, Bungie is determined to sell newcomers on Forsaken -- and that means giving players a taste of what they're missing. The developer is making Forsaken's Gambit multiplayer mode available to everyone between September 21st and September 23rd. It might be worth a look, especially if you're not usually fond of human-versus-human combat.

Source: Destiny The Game (Twitter)

Fall Movie League – Blogger Win
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 2:15 pm
We’re now past week two of our Fall Fantasy Movie League, which means I have to start doing season scores as well as weekly.  One week of relative ease. Week two saw a host of new films, five in all or a full third of the lineup, opening up a

Quadratic Foundry Character Name Generator
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 3:15 pm
In the grand tradition of the old WoW Guild Name Generator from Nick Yee, his organization, Quadratic Foundry, has created a Character Name Generator. Rather than being completely random, the generator lets you specify a starting letter, an ending letter,

'Red Dead Online' arrives this November
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 2:27 pm

If you're preparing to strap on your cowboy boots and venture into the world of Red Dead Redemption 2 when the sequel hits consoles at the end of next month, you'll have to wait a little longer to play the game's online mode. Rockstar Games said that Red Dead Online will arrive in November, and it will be a public beta at first.

Source: Rockstar Games

'PUBG' could be en route to PlayStation 4 this year
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 12:43 pm

Since 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been exclusive to PC and Xbox. That could be changing. The battle royale game may appear on PlayStation 4 soon if a Korean ratings board slip-up (spotted by Eurogamer) is to be believed. Each time I've spoken with PUBG Corp over the past year, whoever I've talked to said that a PlayStation 4 version wasn't in the cards because the team wanted to get the Xbox version up to par with the PC first. It looks like that time may have come.

Via: Eurogamer

Source: GRAC (translated)

'Angry Birds' makes its Magic Leap debut
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 9:00 am

Magic Leap's long-awaited augmented reality headset finally debuted over a month ago, even if its $2,300 price tag makes it much too extravagant for most of us. Still, it's a pretty big step forward for consumer-grade AR, and the company is betting big on developers to create the content library it needs. One such developer is Rovio, which announced it's bringing its most popular game franchise -- Angry Birds -- to the platform.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti review: To 4K 60 FPS, and beyond
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 September 2018, 9:00 am

NVIDIA's new RTX graphics cards are for the gamer that wants it all. I'm talking about 4K gaming beyond 60 frames per second, with the graphics settings dialed to the max. Both the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti are a significant leap beyond NVIDIA's last GPU generation, but they're more than just the gold standard of 4K gaming. They also bring the possibility of real time ray tracing -- a light rendering technology that used to be reserved for big budget CG movies -- to consumers for the first time. And that has the potential to change the gaming landscape forever.

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