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  • Skyrim has been recreated in Unreal Engine 5 – and it looks brilliant [Demo only]

    05/17/2022 10:35:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    TechRadar ^ | Callum Bains
    Yet another version of Skyrim is here, as one fan has remade a portion of the acclaimed RPG in Unreal Engine 5. Skyrim’s Riverwood has been rebuilt in Epic Games’s recently released top-of-the-line engine, which is the prefect fodder while we wait for The Elder Scrolls 6. The Redditor responsible shared their creation in a 5-minute video (spotted by GamesRadar). The clip walks through the classic Skyrim settlement, showing off a few of its buildings and streets in dazzling graphical fidelity. It then cuts to what looks like the Western Watchtower in Whiterun, although this ruined outpost is a lot...
  • Ubisoft Shuts Down Online Services For 90 Older Games

    04/27/2022 11:09:17 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 12 replies
    www.gamespot.com ^ | April 26, 2022 | Cameron Koch
    Games that have had their online services shutdown include Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, and multiple Just Dance titles. Ubisoft has shut down online services for 90 games across multiple platforms. The game's will still remain playable and offline features for each game should still function as normal.
  • Kamala Harris: ‘Phenomenal’ KBJ Cut Through GOP’s Games, She Took Them to School

    04/01/2022 6:03:50 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/01/2022 | Pam Key
    On Friday, on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut,” Vice President Kamala Harris said that President Joe Biden’s SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson “cut through the political gamesmanship” of Republican senators during her confirmation hearings. Anchor Joy Reid said, “We sat and watched the Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings in which she very calmly sat through what I think a lot of particularly black women, let’s be honest, felt was brazen disrespect from senators like Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, Senators like Josh Hawley. What did you think when you watched that hearing?”
  • Why are some people compelled to cheat at games?

    12/31/2021 12:25:13 PM PST · by thecodont · 20 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 28th December 2021 | By William Park
    [...] Why were they cheating? In her book, Consalvo describes an idea called "gaming capital". Being good at a game brings a social cachet that elevates you within the community. Good players want to maintain their statuses and be sought out as experts. "There's this knowledge that you get from deep play of a particular game… and that's something that you can share with other folks," says Consalvo. "The idea is that you have a kind of cultural capital." But to maintain this status, sometimes players might need to cheat. Curiously, it might be the case that better players feel...
  • NFL postponing 3 games over COVID surge

    12/17/2021 1:08:19 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/17/2021 | CAROLINE VAKIL
    The National Football League announced on Friday that it is postponing three games amid a surge in COVID-19 cases. The league announced that a matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Cleveland Browns that was set for Saturday would be postponed until Monday at 5 p.m. ET. Additionally, both the Washington Football Team-Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams games, which were originally scheduled for Sunday, will now be taking place on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.
  • NBA postpones Bulls games amid team COVID-19 outbreak

    12/13/2021 12:28:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/2021 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    The NBA has postponed two Chicago Bulls games this week amid a team-related COVID-19 outbreak. “The Chicago Bulls’ next two games — Tuesday, Dec. 14 against the Detroit Pistons and Thursday, Dec. 16 at Toronto — have been postponed,” the league said in a statement Monday. "Ten Bulls players, along with additional staff members, are currently in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols,” the league added. The minimum requirement for players to participate in a game is eight, ESPN noted.
  • So what is Skyrim Anniversary Edition and what's actually in it?

    11/10/2021 6:16:02 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    pcgamer.comI ^ | November 6, 2021 | Lauren Morton
    So what is Skyrim Anniversary Edition? No, it isn't some elaborate self-parody by Bethesda about its habit of re-releasing The Elder Scrolls V. It is in fact a new version of the long-running and ever-popular open world RPG from 2011 that Bethesda is launching for the game's tenth anniversary. Bethesda is calling it "the most definitive version of Skyrim to date," which I suppose leaves us open to the very real possibility of a Skyrim Extra Special 15-Year Barrel Aged Edition five years from now. In any event, Bethesda is launching The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition this November....
  • NBA: Dallas Mavericks Will No Longer Require Most Fans Provide Proof Of Vaccine Or Negative Test To Attend Games

    11/02/2021 7:27:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 11/02/2021 | Joe Morgan
    In late September, the Dallas Mavericks announced that fans would be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a negative COVID-19 test in order to attend Mavericks home games. Now, six games into the 2021-2022 NBA season, the Mavericks are reversing course. As announced on the Mavericks website on Saturday, most fans will no longer be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend home games. “The Mavericks, in conjunction with the NBA, announced today that beginning Nov. 15, fans seated beyond 15 feet of the court will no longer need to complete a...
  • Jagged Alliance 3 brings PC tactics series back after 23 years

    09/19/2021 11:39:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    polygon.com ^ | Sep 17, 2021 | Owen S. Good
    Jagged Alliance, the 25-year-old turn-based tactics series, will finally deliver its second numbered sequel — and first of this century — with Jagged Alliance 3, coming to Windows PC at an unannounced date. Jagged Alliance 3 will be developed by Haemimont Games and published by THQ Nordic, which acquired the Jagged Alliance IP in 2015. THQ Nordic on Friday also made the original Jagged Alliance: Gold Edition free on Steam, in observance of the publisher’s 10th anniversary. Jagged Alliance: Gold Edition comprises the 1995 game and its 1996 spinoff, Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games. THQ Nordic said Jagged Alliance 3 will...
  • Back 4 Blood Beta Players Think They Hear Zombies Yelling The N-Word [Update]

    08/08/2021 6:13:35 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    Kotaku ^ | 8-7-21 | Zack Zwiezen
    Last night, while playing the Back 4 Blood beta on PS5, I was attacked by a large group of zombies. That’s not surprising; it happens all the time in the game. What was shocking was hearing a sound clip from one of the zombies that made it seem like it was yelling out a racial slur. Based on viral videos making the rounds right now, I’m not the only one hearing that similarity. Other beta players say they’re hearing the same thing: Zombies yelling the n-word. Back 4 Blood is the latest game from original Left 4 Dead developers Turtle...
  • Super Mario 64 copy sells for record-breaking $1.56 million

    07/12/2021 1:51:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Cnet via MSN ^ | 7/11/21 | Daniel Van Boom
    The nonfungible-token craze saw digital art sell for eye-watering prices, but here's a reminder that people dropping exorbitant sums on collectables didn't start with NFTs. A sealed copy of Super Mario 64 has sold at Heritage Auction for $1.56 million. That makes it the most expensive video game ever sold. Super Mario 64 is a legendary release in gaming's history. It was the only game to launch alongside Nintendo's N64 console and was the first title to pluck Mario out of 2D and place him in a 3D world. And where Mario goes, so does the industry: Super Mario 64...
  • River, the dog best known as Fallout 4's Dogmeat, has died

    06/27/2021 8:38:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    PC Gamer ^ | 06/27/2021
    River, the dog which served as both model and inspiration for Fallout 4's Dogmeat, has died. Developer Joel Burgess, who was River's owner, announced the death on Twitter... In that Twitter thread, Burgess goes deep into detail about how River influenced his desire to have a dog companion in Fallout 4 be more than a weapon, but a true friend to the player. Bringing the personality of a loving, protective, outgoing dog to Fallout 4 was one of Burgess' design goals for the character, and so River's looks, movements, but most importantly personality were reflected in the in-game character. Dogmeat's...
  • Hasbro Releases New Version Of 'Operation' Where Players Just Keep Putting More Masks On The Patient

    05/22/2021 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | May 20, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
    PAWTUCKET, RI—Hasbro has released a new version of the classic board game Operation where players just keep putting more and more masks on the patient to make him safer and safer. Instead of actual healthcare or removing the broken body parts out of the patient, players will instead just keep layering masks on him. Players earn points based on how high they can stack the mask tower without its toppling and how well they're able to cover the patient's nose and mouth. A new commercial described the excitement of the updated version of the game: "Can you double-mask Cavity Sam?...
  • People Are Stealing Legos. Here's Why

    04/03/2021 6:30:23 AM PDT · by deport · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | April 3, 2021 7:54 AM ET | FARAH ELTOHAMY - PETER BRESLOW
    Lego larceny may be on the rise. French police have been investigating an international ring of toy thieves with a particular affinity for the colorful, interlocking bricks, according to a recent report from The Guardian. In this case, three suspects were caught taking boxes of Legos from a toy shop near Paris, with the goal of selling them in Poland, according to Le Parisien. And it's not just Europe. Lego robberies have happened in the United States as well. Last month, a man in Oregon was arrested after local police suspected he stole $7,500 worth of Lego toy sets.
  • Monopoly gets a woke makeover! Board game replaces 'outdated' Community Chest cards with 'Shop Local', 'Rescue a Puppy' and 'Recycle the Trash'

    03/19/2021 1:32:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2021 | Mary Kekatos
    New cards will require players to pay for donating to an animal shelter, failing to recycle the trash or not choosing to shop local. 'Covering topics like beauty contests, holiday funds, and life insurance, there is no denying the Monopoly game's Community Chest Cards are long overdue for a refresh,' Hasbro said in a statement. 'And, coming out of the tumultuous year of 2020, the term "community" has taken on a whole new meaning.' It is unclear if Hasbro will no longer sell versions of Monopoly with the traditional cards.
  • Just got a call from a "truck driver" from North Carolina trying to buy a pistol I listed - read this!!!

    03/14/2021 6:07:07 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 138 replies
    Phone call | 14 March 2021 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Okay, people on this forum KNOW by now that I tell the truth. Beware the Ides of March, one once said. I just got a phone call from a "truck driver" in North Carolina. The number is 984-302-1xxx. (Freepmail me if you want the whole number). He wanted a handgun I had posted online. This was a black man who said he was a truck driver. His phone number was from out of state, so I assumed (correctly) that his driver's license was out of state. I told him that it was a state felony to sell a weapon to...
  • 'We're going to lose fast': U.S. Air Force held a war game that started with a Chinese biological attack

    03/10/2021 6:59:44 PM PST · by DEPcom · 247 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3-10-2021 | James Kitfield
    Last fall, the U.S. Air Force simulated a conflict set more than a decade in the future that began with a Chinese biological-weapon attack that swept through U.S. bases and warships in the Indo-Pacific region. Then a major Chinese military exercise was used as cover for the deployment of a massive invasion force. The simulation culminated with Chinese missile strikes raining down on U.S. bases and warships in the region, and a lightning air and amphibious assault on the island of Taiwan.
  • Tesla’s car horns can now fart, bark, or do whatever else you might want them to

    01/01/2021 9:35:35 PM PST · by xp38 · 61 replies
    Driving ^ | Dec. 29 2020 | COLEMAN MOLNAR
    Tesla is giving its owners another way to express their individuality from behind the wheel of their vehicles. As if they needed it. The EV maker released its Holiday Update, Firmware 2020.48.25 on Christmas Day, adding a few little gifts for recently built Teslas, including the ability to make the car fart or bleat like a goat at the outside world on command. Through the new Boombox feature, users can now change their horn noise to a bunch of stock sounds including goat, applause, La Cucaracha, holiday music, coconuts and fart, each projected outward from an external speaker near the...
  • How a real-life monopoly made Monopoly the world’s biggest board game

    12/19/2020 7:53:09 AM PST · by Buttons12 · 12 replies
    The Hustle ^ | 12/2020 | Mark Dent
    Monopoly began its life as The Landlord’s Game...
  • Video Game ‘Little Fetus Doom’ Celebrates Abortion

    12/16/2020 7:40:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 16, 2020 | Thomas D. Williams
    Video Game ‘Little Fetus Doom’ Celebrates AbortionArgentinean abortion activist Florencia Rumpel has launched a new video game called “Little Fetus Doom” in which players must kill off pro-life women, priests, and police before winning the game by shooting a human fetus.Little Fetus Doom (in Spanish Doom Fetito) is an adaptation of the controversial 1990s Doom game series, featuring the exploits of a space marine who fights hordes of demons and the undead.If a player succeeds in killing off the defenders of the fetus (pro-life women, Catholic priests, and police) and in terminating the “boss” fetus with a shotgun, the game...