January 7th, 2012
(as of 2012-12-04 21:13:00 PST)
(as of 2012-12-04 21:13:00 PST)
Frisby PC Computer Laptop USB 2.0 Game Controller Pad Dual- Shock by Frisby
DescriptionPC Computer Laptop USB 2.0 Game Controller Pad Add a thrilling dimension to your PC games with dual vibration feedback motors. Experience every bone-rattling crash and blind-side hit. Feels great in your hands and gives you all the controls you need to dominate the competition. The Frisby game controller for PC, Computer, Laptops makes your games more realistic that you will feel every crash, hit, explosion, and more with its Dual Vibration Feedback motors. Works great for any normal NES or SNES emulation, and feels just like a PS2 game controller and comes with 1 year warranty. Most game controllers last for only couple months, thus our 1 year warranty shows high confident in Frisby game controllers. Soft-touch bottom and specially designed textured rubber grips allows you to get a solid grip. It's the ultimate precision instrument, whether you're going for the tackle, the kill, the gold, or the finish line. The comfortable grip keeps you at the top of your game for hours of play. Double Analog control : Feel the performance edge with double analog sticks and smooth, precise control with digital buttons and smooth 360-degree action. Dual joystick precision helps hit every target, every time Turbo and Normal Mode : Switch from turbo mode to normal mode or from normal mode to Turbo with a click of a button Plug and Play : Compatible with all PC,and Laptop and any PC games operating with Windows 98/2000/ME/XP/VISTA. Simply plug and play, no driver required Contents: PC Game Controler with USB Cable Requirements: 64 MB RAM* 20 MB of available hard disk space* PC with Pentium processor or compatible * PC with Pentium processor or compatible USB port Windows 98 ME 2000 XP Vista Related Video
Boon, who likes to reveal (or at least tease) things on Twitter, responded to a message asking for news about Tanya with a brief, straightforward poem: "She's koming soon, In early June, Or my name ain't Boon."
That Tanya is coming to the game is no surprise; she was confirmed as a DLC character back in March alongside Jason Voorhees (of Friday the 13th fame), Predator, and Tremor. She's been a playable fighter in a number of previous games, dating back to 1997's Mortal Kombat 4.
Tanya is included as part of the $30 Kombat Pack (which itself is a part the game's various collector's editions) or can be purchased individually, either on her own or in a bundle with new Klassic skins for Kano, Sonya and Liu Kang. If you want to try playing as her without paying, you can wait for her to show up in a challenge tower, as was recently the case with Jason.
The full changelog is below.
Today's patch follows another major update for The Witcher 3's PC version released last week.
A patch for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of the open-world RPG, which will address frame rate issues and more, is coming this week at the earliest.
CD Projekt Red recently responded to concerns that The Witcher 3's graphics had been "downgraded" in the course of development.
Rebel Galaxy drops the conventions of most combat space sims where you take control of an agile fighter with limited firepower. Instead, you control your own capital ship armed with broadside cannons and a generous helping of turrets. Ship combat is more comparable to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag than the dogfighting of Star Fox, Rogue Galaxy, or the upcoming Star Citizen, in that you line up the enemy capital’s ships against your broadsides and unleash hell. If pesky fighters or incoming missile barrages are too threatening, you can take control of your turrets and turn them into space debris.
Ships have shields and separate hull plating for your ship's front, sides, and rear, so combat sometimes involves literally turning the other cheek to mitigate incoming damage or to let your shields recover on one side as you continue to pepper your foes with plasma. The directional damage makes your position in battle paramount, and much of the combat requires maneuvering to reacquire an angle on a softened side of enemy frigates. If you ever fear that your ship isn't quite ready to take on your foes, you can simply activate your warp drive to boost to safety by fleeing and docking for upgrades, repairs, or more supplies.
Much of Rebel Galaxy involves getting money to upgrade your ship, and the game offers a fair selection of routes you can take to do so. If constant combat is your sort of thing, you can hunt down bounties or complete combat-oriented missions. If you prefer the more peaceful route, you can equip a mining laser on your ship and play a much more beautiful version of the arcade classic Asteroids, destroying space rocks or ice to obtain the ore and water hidden within. You can even sign up for the galaxy's Merchant's Guild and make an honest living as a trader, playing the markets from each station to buy low and sell high to turn a profit. If honesty isn't your sort of thing, you can become a smuggler, purchasing contraband goods and carrying them to stations where they are not completely outlawed. Careful, though: if the Militia catches you running drugs, you'll quickly make a powerful enemy.
In addition to the Militia and Merchant's Guild, a few other factions are around, and you must decide whether or not to maintain alliances with them as you captain your ship. If you want to be an upstanding citizen, you should probably avoid intermingling with the three separate pirate factions. If it's always been your dream to don an eyepatch and attempt to navigate the seas of the sun without depth perception, aligning yourself with the Red Devil Cartel, DoubleJack Thugs, or Korian Outsiders may be the right life path for you. Each faction has unique ships you can obtain as you advance in the game, but they’re only available if you remain on good terms with those who produce them.
Although the game features an open world, it also offers a primary storyline with a set of missions to complete revolving around your missing aunt and some ancient AI with amnesia. The missions available in the preview build take you all over the first star system, where you meet a plethora of interesting characters, from the suspicious alien smuggler and a robot scientist to a militia leader who knows your aunt (from some run-ins that took place when your aunt had her own smuggling operation). The preview build stopped at the end of the first of 14 star systems, and it managed to yield around 12 hours of gameplay for me, so it looks as though the game will allow players to spend a generous amount of time investing in this world.
As if the game's open nature didn’t offer enough of a frontiersman feel for you, the soundtrack is laden with slide guitars and tavern-esque tracks that evoke the space-western aura of Firefly. Given that your goal as captain in this game is to find a job and keep flying, it's most definitely not an unwelcome nod.
Although there is no solid release date, Rebel Galaxy should be available later this year. If the preview build is a good indication, the game will deliver a refined space experience too individual to step on the toes of other space games soon to come, offering multiple avenues of gameplay that should sate a variety of gaming tastebuds.
In the game, players control creatures called Inklings who can change between a humanoid form and a squid form. In the humanoid form, players can shoot ink onto the stage, marking the territory of the team they are on. The ink's colour represents the team. Players can transform into the squid form to swim quickly through the ink their team has sprayed and traverse up walls and through grates. Ink can also be shot at opponents to force them back to their respawn points.
In addition to the online multiplayer mode which support up to eight people, Splatoon also has a single-player campaign. Local multiplayer is also supported via a Battle Dojo mode, which supports up to two players. Voice chat will not be supported in the game, as the developer had concerns about toxic online behaviour from other players.
Splatoon's Inkling Boy and Inkling Girl characters will also be released as Amiibo figurines. For lots more on the game, check out GameSpot's interview with the game's director, which touches on the project's origins and potential as an esport.
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Heroes of the Storm is published in multiple regions with a teen rating, so there are a number guidelines Blizzard has to adhere to. There are are regions where Findlay couldn't smoke and keep the teen rating, so Blizzard could either make two versions of the character (smoking and non-smoking) or just remove the cigar entirely.
"Making 2 versions means more data management, multiple duplicates of the asset (if we update an animation, it has to propagate to all versions) such as the the death ragdoll model, The facial animations, his morph into the Odin, and apply that process to every skin as well," a Blizzard developer said. "This mountain of work affects multiple departments and has to be addressed every time we'd adjust Tychus."
Blizzard said that this isn't the first time it had to adjust a Heroes of the Storm character's appearance to accommodate rules in different regions. Any character that has a skeletal or bloody element has to be changed or removed entirely in some regions.
"It is a full time job managing those exceptions, and the less we have to manage, the more time we can spend making more game!" Blizzard said.
Ahead of the game's official launch early next month, Heroes of the Storm has entered open beta, meaning anyone can now freely download and play Blizzard's take on the increasingly popular MOBA genre.
Fire investigators in Colorado Springs think that a Wii console is the likely cause of a fire inside a RV home this week, local NBC news channel KOAA 5 reports.
The homeowner Trevor Pellegrin told KOAA 5 that he was not at home when the fire started. Pellegrin said that the fire also had nothing to do with the Wii wires, and that it started inside of the actual console.
A spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Fire Department told KOAA 5 that all other possible sources of ignition were ruled out.
The fire melted Pellegrin's TV, his Wii, and some of his clothes, and while his roof suffered "extensive smoke damage," it seems his home survived the incident.
In the comments section to the KOAA 5 website, Pellegrin says that he got in touch with a Nintendo representative, but the he was located in the United Kingdom, so he was redirected to Nintendo of America.
One of the images from KKTVO 11 News video segment about the fire shows that Pellegrin also owns an Xbox 360, which appears to have survived the fire unscathed.
Created by JulioNIB, the Just Cause 2 grappling mod for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V is exactly what it sounds like. It adds a special gun to the game that fires a grappling hook, allowing you to easily pull yourself up to high places, or go flying from car to car. Since GTA V already has a parachute, you can even recreate Just Cause 2's unique means of traveling across the map.
It also allows you to tether objects like cars or people to each other, which inevitably leads to some hilarious moments.
Modder JulioNIB said that the ability to steal vehicles while standing on the roof of the car, hijacking helicopter while being "hooked" to them, and the ability to attach to more objects are all on his "to do" list for the next version of the mod.
You can find the mod here.
HonorBuddy allows players to collect honor in PvP without actually engaging anyone and requires no input from the player.
"We will soon release Honorbuddy again," staff member "Bossland" said in a post on the official Honorbuddy forum. "Again, we will give no guarantee and we have never given a guarantee, that our software is immune to detection or bans."
Honorbuddy speculated that its client was detected via "malware-type hidden software," which scanned and found computers that were running software that violated the World of Warcraft's terms of service.
Bossland said that they expect to bring Honorbuddy back by the end of the week, but it doesn't seem like they have quite yet.
Honorbuddy also disputed Blizzard's claim that over 100,000 World of Warcraft account were banned during the ban wave on May 13. "there has never been that many active Honorbuddy users," they said.
Outside of World of Warcraft, Blizzard is gearing up to launch a new MOBA called Heroes of the Storm, which is pitched as a competitive online game in the same vein as League of Legends or DotA 2, but said to be more approachable.
It is also working on a team-based shooter called Overwatch, which it has described as a "pick-up-and-play" FPS. Find out more about the game in GameSpot's in-depth report on Overwatch's characters and gameplay.
"Arizona Sunshine is a VR shooter built and optimized for room-scale VR from the ground up," Vertigo Games said. "Step into the midst of a zombie apocalypse as if you were really there, and defend yourself against enemies close enough to touch. A custom-built physical animation system makes striking your undead enemies more thrilling and satisfying than ever before."
Arizona Sunshine will use HTC Vive's motion controllers to let you handle, fire, and reload your weapon, and Vertigo Games said the game is built in "bite-sized chunks," allowing you to jump in for just a few minutes or for longer sessions.
Vertigo Games previously developed World of Diving, a multiplayer underwater adventure that supports the Oculus Rifts. It's also currently developing another game for the HTC Vive, Skyworld, a turn-based strategy game.
"In 1997, a videogame was released that caused establishment scandal and media hysteria around the world," developer Stainless Games said. "Banned in some countries, censored in others, and even condemned by a Pope [not the actual Pope, but a British minister of parliament named Pope], overnight it became the poster child for everything that’s wrong in society… and therefore right in a videogame...And now, Stainless Games is proud to announce the FULL RELEASE of the latest ground-breaking game in the series."
The final game's Career Mode spans 16 chapters, each including 3-4 events, with 50 events to compete in overall. The multiplayer mode will allow up to eight players online or over LAN, and includes six event types: Classic Carmageddon, Car Crusher, Fox 'n' Hounds, Ped Chase, Death Race, and Checkpoint Stampede.
There are also nine maps, 36 race routes, and 24 vehicles to choose from, unless you were a Kickstarter backer, which will get you a special edition bonus car.
The game was funded on Kickstarter in 2012 with over $625,000, and in 2013 Stainless Games raised an additional $3.5 million from Bullfrog Productions founder Les Edgar, which the developer said would allow it to bring Carmageddon: Reincarnation to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as PC.