Elder Scrolls Online previews Morrowind's environments
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 February 2017, 9:00 am
Fans who are knowledgeable about the original Morrowind might be wondering if Elder Scrolls Online's expansion version will also contain the same muddy brown and swamp green visuals of that title. While it will be the same island in many ways, its looks will definitely be a step up in variety and vibracity. What? Vibracity is totally a word. ZeniMax [...]


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Atari's 'Swordquest' comic returns without the game
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 February 2017, 8:32 am

Over 30 years after its original release, Atari has decided to resurrect one of its most beloved game franchises: Swordquest. Released in 1982, this ambitious gaming series was a pretty unique proposition at the time. As well as offering $150,000 worth of prizes to players who could solve all the puzzles in the game series, Atari also teamed up with DC to release a companion comic alongside each game. Now, thanks to Dynamite Entertainment, the long dormant franchise is getting a brand new run of comic books starting this May.

Source: Polygon




The Daily Grind: Do you use plugins for your main MMORPG?
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 February 2017, 8:00 am
As one of Massively OP's resident modding nuts, I am drawn to MMORPGs that offer plugin support and modding APIs. World of Warcraft's modding was a whole secondary game for me, not just playing with other people's work but cobbling together my own (pieces of junk that don't remotely compare to the pros' -- I know my limits!). Lord of [...]


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New Eden Store: New 'Midnight' SKIN for SoCT ship hulls
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 February 2017, 6:14 am


Our brand new Midnight SKIN is now available for ships from the Society of Conscious Thought (SoCT)!

Enjoy this nuclear-blue and rich-black themed dark Midnight SKIN. Decorate your Apotheosis (shuttle), Sunesis (destroyer) and Gnosis (battlecruiser)! This is our first SKIN for a shuttle, and the first SKIN line for SoCT ships. Explore the background story of  the SoCT in our EVE chronicle.

These special SKINs are very affordable, they cost 400 AUR for each hull!


Purchasing SKINs is easy:

  • Log into EVE Online
  • Have sufficient AUR
  • Go to the New Eden Store (press ALT-4 or use the Neocom to access the store)
  • Select the SKINs and purchase them
  • The SKINs are ready in your redeeming system



The Morning After: Tuesday February 21 2017
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 February 2017, 6:00 am

Welcome to Tuesday.

If you thought the Galaxy Note 7 saga was over -- we wish it was -- you'd be wrong. Samsung might bring refurbished devices back. Kind of. We also toured the New York Toy Fair for its high-tech toys and games, and fell in love with PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn.




DC Universe Online tests survival mode and St. Patty's Day
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 6:00 pm
Do you lack a Fortress of Solitude? Well, Superman does now too because Braniac has moved in and is causing no end of trouble. Right now on the DC Universe Online test server, players can engage in a new survival mode that takes place in Supes' arctic retreat. If players are tough enough, they can queue up to fight 20 [...]


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Team fantasy title Skara polishes alpha client
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 7:00 pm
Team-based fantasy brawler Skara recently kicked off its open alpha test on Steam and has been working to shore up the game ever since. This past weekend saw the first significant post-alpha launch patch for Skara, in which the team fixed bugs, polished animations, made improvements in the tutorial, and added new heroes. "Since the release of our open alpha build, [...]


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The Stream Team: Collecting all the things in Conan Exiles
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 7:55 pm
Now that Massively OP's MJ found the perfect spot to build, she needs to gather all the materials! She needs tons of stone as well as wood and fiber to build her room with a view on the cliff side. And then there's her secret stash hideaway to construct. Of course, all those resources are guarded by plenty of vicious [...]


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Dauntless goes on the hunt for the fiery Embermane
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 9:00 pm
As a co-op monster hunting title, Dauntless will not be wasting players' time with stomping out rat infestations or scavenging for boar livers. Instead, the game will be throwing adventurers into the deep end of the monster pool with truly large and terrifying opponents, such as Embermane. Phoenix Labs wrote up a short lore piece on this fiery behemoth, which [...]


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Claim your Nintendo Switch online account name right now
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 10:23 pm

We're a little over a week away from Nintendo releasing its next console, the Switch, and the company is prepping the launchpad. If you want to secure your Nintendo Account user ID for the system, now's the time to do so. Apparently this replaces the Nintendo Network ID from previous consoles, according to the ever-vigilant Wario64. That's not confusing or anything. If you manage to get your account set up (a few of us here are just being hit with password-reset pages), let us know in the comments.

Source: Wario64 (Twitter)




Declarations of War: Jeffersonian Scorn
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 9:03 pm
“Interesting…”DoW 129: Jeffersonian … [visit site to read more]


'Rogue Legacy' studio returns with a retro co-op brawler
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 8:08 pm

The developer behind hit indie game Rogue Legacy has a new title coming in 2017: Full Metal Furies. The teaser trailer shows off a brawler with a retro aesthetic, four unique classes of female protagonists, and a serious sense of humor.

Source: Cellar Door Games




CSM11 2nd Summit Minutes Summary (guest starring Jin’taan)
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 6:14 pm
The CSM minutes are out for CSM 11’s second and last summit … [visit site to read more]


AI turns Game Boy Camera photos into decent shots
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 6:13 pm

Many people have fond memories of using the Game Boy Camera, but to call its low-resolution black-and-white shots "photos" would be... generous. Don't tell that to Roland Meertens, though. He recently devised a neural network that turns Game Boy Camera images into more presentable pictures. He trained the AI to clean up, colorize and fill in details for images by feeding it thousands of photos reduced to Game Boy-level image quality. The results aren't exactly good enough to frame for posterity, but they're far easier on the eyes.

Via: Prosthetic Knowledge (Tumblr)

Source: Pinch of Intelligence




EVE University - This Weeks Classes
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 3:48 pm
This is a preliminary overview of University classes scheduled for the week of Monday, 20 February. All dates are subject to change at the discretion of the lecturer and/or teaching ...


Revelation Online shows off the many paths to wings
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 4:00 pm
You don't want to walk in Revelation Online; you want to fly away. (Just like a dragonfly.) Fortunately, the game gives you wings pretty early on, so you can explore the world from the air as you wish. The most recent preview on the official site shows several of the diverse wings available to players in the game, ensuring that [...]


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Neverwinter shows off the mechanics of the Spellplague Caverns
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 4:30 pm
The next Neverwinter patch will send players into the depths of the Spellplague Caverns, and you can be sure that the denizens therein will not be amenable to friendly conversation. No, you're going to have to fight things, and that means new boss encounters and mechanics to deal with. The developers aren't willing to completely divulge the mechanics of these [...]


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Shroud of the Avatar previews clockwork critters and virtue shrine system
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 5:00 pm
Hope you like clockwork critters because Shroud of the Avatar is about to get a slew of them. The game's latest newsletter shows off such beasties as the clockwork attack cat, clockwork attack raven, and the assassin automaton, all part of the clockwork menagerie that'll be inflicted on players in K'rul thanks to those craft kobolds. Of note to fans [...]


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The sequel to 'Alto's Adventure' arrives this summer
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 3:42 pm

Last week, Snowman -- developer of beloved snowboarding game Alto's Adventure -- announced that its next game, Where Cards Fall, would be out this fall. However, we're going to get another game from the studio before that. Alto's Odyssey, the sequel to Alto's Adventure is set to launch this summer. From the brief teaser trailer released today, it looks like Odyssey will change things up in at least one significant way: Alto and his crew will be visiting the desert.

Source: Built By Snowman




The Simon Optix headset gave me a headache
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 4:45 pm

The classic game of Simon is a test of memory and reflexes. How long a sequence can you remember, and how fast can you repeat it? The new Optix headset turns it into a test of stamina as well: How long can you stand having flashing lights directly in front of your face?




Ishtar and Red Lasers
Posted by evebloggers.com [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 3:00 pm
 


Wisdom of Nym: Gauging predictions after the Final Fantasy XIV fanfests
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 12:00 pm
It finally happened, folks; we're done with the fan festivals until next year. (Yes, I fully expect to hear about the next set when we're getting about halfway through 2018. This is not an unpredictable development team.) We know the big elements of what Final Fantasy XIV will be seeing with its next expansion. So I find myself sitting here [...]


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Second Life as a modern refuge for the disabled
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 1:00 pm
I'm certain I'm not alone in having been ill and injured several times over my life, once when I couldn't walk without considerable effort and crutches for many months thanks to a busted ankle -- and online games were a window to the world for me during each of those times, even more so than they are now. Now imagine [...]


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Life is Feudal launches a new phase of beta
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 1:30 pm
The MMO version of Life is Feudal is expected to kick off another round of beta today, says a new post on Bitbox's official site: "[The] second test run of LiF:ММО CBT (wave #1) will start on February 20th and we’re planning on it being held for two weeks." It is expected to launch late this year. Confused by all the [...]


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The Steam Team: A midday Marvel Heroes in Midtown
Posted by Massively Overpowered [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 February 2017, 2:55 pm
It's been much too long since Massively OP's MJ has enjoyed a nice leisurely afternoon stroll through Marvel Heroes. Of course, there isn't any actually strolling when it comes to Midtown Madness; no, it's all about the travel powers and racing from boss to boss to get all the XP and loot! Tune in live at 3:00 p.m. and help [...]


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