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Fortnite Driftboards look like boost-powered hoverboards and they’re coming Tuesday

Fortnite Driftboards look like they'll be a somewhat, if not totally, tubular new vehicle when Fortnite 7.10 rolls out on Tuesday. So it can boost, and it can only carry one player at a time - sensible, because that board would get pretty crowded otherwise. As if the term "hoverboard" didn't justify itself in any context, this teaser from back before season 7 arrived makes it look like there's some floaty zooming going on. Plus, Fortnite: Save the World has had hoverboards of its own for a while

By | 2018-12-17T20:54:45+00:00 December 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fallout 76 update points to incoming Lunchboxes, and yes, they could be loot boxes

Code spotted in the most recent Fallout 76 update has players dreading the untimely specter of loot boxes. To be clear: all of the information for potential Fallout 76 Lunchboxes was gleaned from fans datamining official Fallout 76 materials, rather than Bethesda making an announcement itself, so everything is subject to change. It seems like terrible timing for loot boxes to come to Fallout 76. And 2018 has been an unkind year to the concept of loot boxes as a whole, with some countries beginni

By | 2018-12-17T19:44:44+00:00 December 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grab this GTX 1050 gaming laptop for just $499 right now (Update: Sold out)

Original story: Walmart's 'Overpowered' desktop PCs haven't been well-received, but the company's lineup of gaming laptops aren't half bad. Right now you can grab the 15-inch Overpowered laptop for just $499—a $100 drop from the previous price, and $500 below the original MSRP. The specifications include a 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz screen, an Intel Core i5-8300H processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 8GB of 2667MHz RAM, a 128GB SSD, a 1TB hard drive, and a 2GB GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. Overall, $500 is

By | 2018-12-17T18:51:30+00:00 December 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite’s new Driftboard vehicle, and the 7.10 update, have been postponed

Update: Epic announced this afternoon that the planned release of the Driftboard in the 7.10 update had been pushed back "to make some final quality of life changes and other polish improvements." Shortly after that, it revealed on Twitter that the full 7.10 update has been postponed. As reported by Fortnite Insider, the in-game feed says, "Hop on board and boost past your competition with this new single player vehicle!" More information, because that and the image is all we've got right now, w

By | 2018-12-17T18:00:13+00:00 December 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite’s newly vaulted Infinity Blade is still appearing in some matches

The Infinity Blade added in Fortnite 's wintry update was hideously overpowered. That was last week - but as some players have discovered, the Infinity Blade is still spawning in Fortnite, only rarely. Reddit user itslabs recently posted a curious clip of Twitch streamer Quemzi , who encountered a player wielding an Infinity Blade after it was vaulted. The Infinity Blade shouldn't be appearing at all, and it certainly shouldn't be shirking off its nerf, so players suspected this is the work of a

By | 2018-12-17T17:27:54+00:00 December 17th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite’s newest vehicle and patch have been delayed

Just hours after teasing the existence of Fortnite’s newest, probably snowboard-like vehicle, Epic Games has announced that the vehicle, called the Driftboard, won’t be released with the game’s upcoming patch. The season 7 update came and went with no mention of the new vehicle. That wasn’t the end of the bad news for the patch, however. Just a half hour later, in a new tweet, Epic announced that it had found a larger issue that would delay the release of the patch altogether. Also unclear is wh

By | 2018-12-16T16:00:00+00:00 December 16th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Artifact’s first big update brings quicker tournament play

Artifact, the Dota 2 card collecting game, got its first major update since launching Nov. 28. The 1.1 update, announced at the end of the week, brings in two new decks and three types of short-duration open tournaments, to streamline participation. So far, starting a tournament in Artifact has required players to set up their own, usually inviting players through forums or Steam chat. Other additions include a Bot Gauntlet mode pitting players against AIs using tougher and tougher decks. A Rand

By | 2018-12-15T16:00:00+00:00 December 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

WW1 shooter Verdun gets new map, mode and weapons in free update

WW1 shooter Verdun has added a 64-player mode, a new map, new weapons, and a new squad of soldiers to control in its latest free update. The new squad are the Tirailleurs Sénégalese, troops recruited to fight for France from French West Africa. The new map is the wooded St. Mihiel Salient, located in France near the German border. It was the site of the first major American offensive of the war, and the only offensive made solely by American infantry. The free update also adds an oft-requested m

By | 2018-12-15T15:53:42+00:00 December 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pillars of Eternity 2’s final DLC is a dungeon on the flesh of a god, out now

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire's final DLC, called Forgotten Sanctum, is an expansive dungeon set on the flesh of a sleeping god, and it's out now alongside a big, free update that adds 11 new subclasses to the RPG. The archmage Maura discovered the dungeon and has vanished inside, and the most powerful wizards in the land have asked the Watcher—that's you—to find the archmage before they wake up the sleeping god. Developer Obsidian Entertainment says the DLC has some of the "highest-level chal

By | 2018-12-15T14:38:38+00:00 December 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Treyarch explains why Black Ops 4 updates on PC take longer than consoles

Activision has kicked off the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout holiday event, and a "Winter Calling" calling event in Zombies, which unfortunately—but like previous Black Ops 4 newness—are only available on the PlayStation 4 to start. There's still a reason for those of us on Team PC to pay attention, however, as the announcement posted to Reddit also digs into why the PC release schedule for updates will sometimes lag behind consoles. Even one change specific to the PC version can introduce n

By | 2018-12-14T22:59:32+00:00 December 14th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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