Daily Archives: April 17, 2018

Expect to see a lot of Sombra in Overwatch League stage 3

That's changed quite a bit now in Overwatch League thanks to a couple of significant changes to her abilities. According to data shared on the Overwatch League stream, the Boston Uprising went from 8 percent Sombra usage last stage to almost 25 percent in stage three. According to the Overwatch League site , the difference in Sombra's offensive output between stages two and three has been significant. Though her damage is more scary, it isn't what's giving so many Overwatch League pros issues. A

By | 2018-04-17T23:04:11+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

I love pretending to be an NPC in games

The pleasure of acting like an NPC in SpyParty is immense because the other player knows you're there, somewhere. Which means you get to act like an NPC while no one is even targeting you. In addition to being able to casually walk around or slowly drive like an NPC, there's also a bit of voyeurism, I suppose. Hide and peekThe enjoyment of pretending you're an AI may stem from a much more basic concept than mimicking an NPC, something as simple as the act of hiding. You're not pretending to be a

By | 2018-04-17T22:46:16+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite’s Guided Missile is going away for a while

The Fortnite guided missile that promised pinpoint death-and-destruction but became far more famous for enabling Silver Surfer-style cruises across the battlefield has been removed from the game. Epic is also rolling back a change in the 3.5 update that resulted in players shooting their own structures when peeking over them. But better a small bug than a big one, and Epic said that it will work on coming up with a proper fix for the original problem. Changes to the new weapon equip timer are al

By | 2018-04-17T22:23:09+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lenovo Explorer mixed reality headset review

Into this fragmented landscape, the Lenovo Explorer and the rest of the new Mixed Reality headsets find themselves A fresh look at VR—with help from Microsoft Lenovo Explorer An improvement on first-gen VR, but it doesn’t go far enough. The most important aspect for any VR headset is the quality of the image that hits your eyeballs, and here the Explorer is a mixed bag. Like the first-generation headsets, the Lenovo Explorer lacks audio playback, preferring to let the user use their own headphon

By | 2018-04-17T21:12:12+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

EVGA’s 8GB GTX 1080 is just $580 right now from Newegg

Original Story: With the GPU market being what it is, higher-end cards like the GTX 1080 are usually more expensive than the MSRP, with limited stock available. If you've been on the hunt for a GTX 1080, you can get EVGA's 8GB card for just $579.99 right now. These cards usually go for around $600-630, so while this isn't a steep discount, it's not bad by any means. The card has 8GB of GDDR5X memory, a 1708MHz base clock (and boosts to 1847MHz), one dual-link DVI connector, two HDMI 2.0b ports,

By | 2018-04-17T21:02:07+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everything in side-scrolling shooter Heckpoint can be destroyed, especially you

Heckpoint is a 2D side-scrolling shoot-'em-up about creating entire worlds just so you can destroy them. Here's the rub: Some shady corporation tried to invent nega-energy and accidentally shattered our dimension in the process, creating holes to other realities that all manner of nasties are using as footholds for an interdimensional invasion. In other words, we've got some holes to plug, and to do that we've got to activate the obelisks located at the heart of Heckpoint's seven worlds. Virtual

By | 2018-04-17T20:51:02+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may have a battle royale mode instead of a campaign

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was confirmed in early March, but isn't slated to be fully revealed until May. Instead, Treyarch is apparently focusing on expanding the multiplayer element, including the Zombies mode and possibly some new co-op modes. There may also be a battle royale mode for players to dive into: Shortly after Polygon reported on the no-campaign rumor, Charlie Intel posted a story saying that it had heard the same "no campaign" rumor last month, and that its source also told it that

By | 2018-04-17T20:48:24+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite Battle Royale removes Guided Missiles semi-permanently in response to player complaints

The Guided Missile disappeared from Fortnite Battle Royale last week due to a glitch and now its leave of absence has been extended indefinitely. "We share your concerns, so we’ve put the Guided Missile into the vault while we figure out the next steps for for its future." Guided Missiles were added as part of Fortnite update 3.4 way back on, er, March 29. For starters, Guided Missiles made some pretty wacky stuff like this possible. Guided Missiles were fast and maneuverable enough to sneak aro

By | 2018-04-17T20:05:46+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Playing Pool Panic is like playing a new game every level

Of all the games shown during the March "Nindies"-themed Nintendo Direct, I'm not sure any caught my eye quite like Pool Panic. Instead of focusing on complex maneuvers, Pool Panic creates challenge by giving each of its 100+ levels a new set of rules to learn and adapt to. Every level of Pool Panic plays with a new setup so that the only constant is its simple controls. In a way, Pool Panic feels not too dissimilar from WarioWare's story mode. By breaking itself up into bite-sized, mini-game-es

By | 2018-04-17T19:57:28+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

eBay 2018 Tax Day deals: Galaxy S9 Plus, MacBook Air, Nintendo Switch, and more

You're also very likely to have gotten a refund, which you may very well already have deposited to your bank account. Luckily, if you've been looking for a way to spend said refund, eBay has plenty of tax day deals. To make your decision easier, we've rounded up a handful of our favorites — from a Samusng Galaxy S9 Plus to an Apple MacBook Air to a big OLED TV. Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus for $754.99The Galaxy S9 Plus is one of our favorite phones, but unfortunately it's rare to see a deal o

By | 2018-04-17T19:54:11+00:00 April 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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