Original 'Burnout Paradise' servers shut down August 1st
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 8:40 pm

All good things must come to an end, and that includes multiplayer support for the original Burnout Paradise. Emails sent to players and a tweet from Criterion confirm that the game's servers -- which have been in operation since it launched in 2008 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC -- will shut down on August 1st. There's still offline play, but getting every trophy, even using backwards compatibility, will be impossible unless you make the jump to the Remastered edition that launched last year for newer platforms.

Via: Gamasutra

Source: Criterion Games (Twitter), r/Burnout

Microsoft is making VR better for those with vision problems
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 5:38 pm

Virtual reality can be a rush to the senses, but not if you have vision problems. Microsoft researchers are trying to solve that problem via a tool kit for Unity VR developers to help players with low vision. Since vision problems vary by individual, the research team at Microsoft decided on a tool kit approach so players can customize their experience. The 14 tools include a bifocal lens, a magnifier, controls to adjust for brightness and contrast, edge enhancement and depth measurements. Players can also opt to have objects in a scene described or read out loud.

Source: Microsoft Research

UPDATE: Tournament
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 4:30 pm
UPDATE: The Streamfleet Invitational Tournament has been delayed due to technical issues until the weekend of the 27th & 28th. Instead of two weekends, the Tournament will be held on the Saturday and Sunday of the final weekend. No big deal.

'Overwatch' travels to Havana for its latest map
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 4:11 pm

Overwatch's Storm Rising brawl kicked off this week in a new locale: Havana. As with last year's edition of the Archives event, which saw the debut of Rialto, Blizzard is bringing its gorgeous take on the Cuban capital to the standard modes. It's the second map to join the team shooter this year, following Paris.

Source: Blizzard (YouTube)

Brisc Ban Nightmare Scenario
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 2:15 pm
Invest in space popcorn! -Bree Royce, Massively OP comment Last week’s announcement from CCP that Brisc Rubal had been removed from CSM13 and his accounts permanently banned from EVE Online was a bit of a bolt out of the blue.  Many people were

The Switch might finally go on sale in China
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 11:41 am

It seems the Switch may soon arrive in China, as Nintendo has teamed up with Tencent to bring its ultra-popular console to an enormous market. Guangdong province's game regulator has provisionally given the green light for a trial version of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for the Switch. Nintendo told Reuters it has applied for approval to sell the console itself, but the process is multi-layered, so it may take some time before the Switch actually goes on sale in China.

Via: Wall Street Journal, Reuters

Source: Guangdong Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

The 'Halo' TV series has found its Master Chief
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 12:47 pm

The years-in-the-making Halo TV series finally appears to be taking shape. Showtime has chosen American Gods' Pablo Schrieber to play the series' version of Master Chief. It's not certain if he'll ever remove the iconic helmet, but Showtime has promised to tell "deeply drawn personal stories" -- it's hard to imagine the Chief hiding his face forever.

Via: VG24/7

Source: Hollywood Reporter

The Briscident: CCP Reopens The Investigation
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 10:07 am

The ‘Fortnite’ World Cup will include a big-money event for creatives
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 10:00 am

If you're a keen Fortnite player or avid battle royale Twitch viewer, you'll probably know that qualifying for the inaugural Fortnite World Cup has officially begun. Top players (including popular streamers) from across the globe now need to out-eliminate each other to make the $30 million Finals held in New York City between July 26th and July 28th. However, that might not be the only way. Epic Games has confirmed there will be another avenue for those burnt out by its battle royale mode to claim some of that World Cup prize pot.

‘Dreams’ turns the PS4 into a charming game development kit
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 11:10 am

Dreams is finally here. The latest game by Media Molecule, the delightfully-whimsical studio behind LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway, was first teased at the PlayStation 4 reveal event in 2013. A "Creator Early Access" was released on Tuesday (April 16th), mere hours before Mark Cerny, a systems architect at Sony, revealed the first details about the PlayStation 5. Dreams, then, was dangerously close to missing an entire console generation.

Source: Dreams

A Decade of Eve Logos
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 9:01 am
In the last ten years I've created an insane amount of things for the greater Eve Community, banners, sigs, wallpapers, and much more. Heck, I've even helped out on a bunch of business ventures, start-ups, software companies, and coffee shops over those

The Morning After: Google's first car accessory is like a mobile Home Mini
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 7:30 am

Hey, good morning!

While our Galaxy Fold review model is fine (at the time of writing), other phone reviewers have suffered some issues, self-inflicted and otherwise. We're also deep into the New York Auto Show, with major cars from Toyota and Kia to start. Ubisoft is also promising half a million Euros to help rebuild the damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Epic Games will boost security with two-factor SMS and email verification
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 5:25 am

Epic Games is introducing extra security measures to protect users' accounts -- something it needs to do as the developer behind Fortnite, one of the most popular multiplayer games today. In an account security update the company posted, it said it's rolling out text-based multi-factor authentication in the future. While SMS-based authentication isn't as secure as other forms of two-factor, the option would surely be appreciated by those who don't always have internet connection to access authenticator apps or their email accounts.

Via: PC Gamer

Source: Epic Games

Salz gefarmt
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 April 2019, 1:30 am
Es geht hoch her an der Front! Während sich alle verfügbaren Kräfte auf die Verteidigung der wichtigen Schlüsselsysteme konzentrieren, ziehen Randsysteme den Kürzeren und fallen eines nach dem anderen unter…

S4E15 - Magic The Gathering & MTGA - “Sad Tacos”
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 8:00 pm

In This Episode:

We discuss Magic The Gathering and Magic The Gathering Arena from the perspective of someone (Void) who is pretty new to the game.  For Geekery BJ read The Interdependency Book 2 and is playing more Trails in the Sky. Void mostly geeked out over Magic The Gathering Arena but he also had time to do a little bit more Elder Scrolls Blades, check out the Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, and rewatch some Game of Thrones in prep for the kick off of Season 8.  Not to mention that both of us geeked out over the Star Wars Episode IX trailer.

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Naglfar at the Station
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 4:00 pm

Winner Winner...
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 4:28 pm
After trying and deciding Apex Legends was not for me, I went back to PUBG (mobile using emulator) and have been playing that consistently for the past couple weeks. (Consistently for me, natch.)I really enjoy this game, I feel like PUBG has hit the sweet

Setting Ansiblex Timers in Geminate
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 2:15 pm
Another night, another fleet.  The ping was for Eagles as usual, so I logged in and got the important bit out of the way; deciding which SKIN my Basilisk would wear. I have to figure it out in advance because you can’t change your SKIN when

Ubisoft is donating $564,000 to help rebuild Notre-Dame
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 2:44 pm

Following the fire that devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris this week, Ubisoft has pledged €500,000 ($564,000) to help restore the iconic church. The studio, which faithfully recreated Notre-Dame in Assassin's Creed Unity, is also offering that game for free until April 25th on PC to honor the landmark. "We want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame the best way we know how," Ubisoft, which is headquartered in France and has studios in Paris, said.

Via: The Guardian

Source: Ubisoft

Tournament Weekend
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 12:19 pm
Saturday is the first round of the Streamfleet Invitational Tournament and our first match is against Templis. If you are looking for information, check out this blog from CCP regarding all the details. Lots of prizes available not only for us

Alpha Clone Calm Gamma Filament Vexor
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 7:08 am
I don’t normally fly drone boats and I don’t know a thing about particle cannons, so I struggled with this fit. Having said that if a noob like me, with no knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the ship fit, can get through an Abyssal

The Morning After: Finally, Sony reveals some crucial PS5 details
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 7:02 am

Tell me all about the PlayStation 5, you say? Well, we don't know everything just yet, but Sony has shared some crucial details in an unusual reveal-and-interview combo yesterday. Oh, and coincidentally, Xbox's digital-only console got priced and detailed, too. The hype starts today. In dryer news, the long-running Apple-Qualcomm royalty lawsuit has been settled, but with repercussions for other companies.

Exploding in space: Part One
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 4:32 am
Slow evening yesterday, so I decided to play around with different fittings and ships. There’s so many cool looking ships in EVE, and I am one of those suckers who actually lets the looks of a ship dictate if I like it or not. I wanted to try a

Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2019, 5:39 am
“This contest,”  Tanta asked.  “Gonna be at the usual place?” “Of course”  The countess replied.  “It is tradition.” The three ladies (though two would smirk at being called such) sat at

Journey of Katia Sae Memorial
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 April 2019, 6:08 pm
Mark726 adds another entry to his EvE Travel journal!

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