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Issue 378


Index:
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Editorial

Announcements
Fever Events
Special Events and Tournaments
Fever Jobs
Inside Fever
Fever FNG
Behind the scenes
New Releases
Tech News
Game News
Miscellaneous
Gaming Beats
Funnies






Hello to all fever out there , still got a week left till the nominations are over. Along with a budding/growing relationship with xbox and nintendo. That or see how fast you can scroll down to the funnies (i wont judge...the cat might)

Thank you for reading and have a nice day!

- SunKenRock



Overall forum updates: Feb 2019

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Now that the weekend has passed, Anthem has fully began. Nightxwolf871 will be running the section and is an active member in the game. Look for the Anthem Chat and Channels on discord.

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Also a reminder of the various Apex channels that are open to both members and guests.

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The Fevers 2019

LINK to the nominating survey: The Fevers 2019

Note: Nomination part will end on March 5th 11:59 PM EST.





Game Nights:

Events Schedule

Calendar

Please check the forum calendar and #events channel on Discord for up-to-date event times. Also see the suggestions thread for any requests and/or offers to host an event

If you would like to help ensure your game's game nights, events, etc. are listed and want to have the ability to post them on the calendar, or your game nights do not appear on this calendar over the next few days, please contact Violet. She will get them squared away.

To convert the times to your timezone, use the following tool: Time Zone Converter. Please check the Discord Events channel for reminders about events. Also with some game nights being made up for that day due to the people who are on.




Clan Jobs: In and out of gaming

Fever Clan Job Roster Master List

This link will take you to everything Fever and provides a table of contents to direct you to what you may seek. If you do not see anything for a game that you are looking for (or might be interested in starting a group in) contact:

Head - @Thundernut,
Deputies - @Gizmo256, @Axle (Recruitment)


Important Openings In Job Positions

In an effort to help support immediate needs by the different departments and companies, the following list has been generated. It will be updated on a monthly basis. Please reach out to the contact personnel for more information about the roles.




Diablo 3: Season 16 has been extended to May 12th

Apex Legends: Guides

Destiny 2: THIS WEEK AT BUNGIE – 2/21/2019

League of Legends: Looking for an ADC to one trick

Path of Exile: Malevolence, Zealotry and Aura Changes






Kobran / Ričards / Armo / themattymiller / Dreadgoryx

Agnon













Dead or Alive 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - March 1



Left Alive (PS4, PC) – March 5



Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) – March 7



Devil May Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 8



The Division 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 15



The Sinking City (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 21



Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 22



Tropico 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) - March 29



Yoshi's Crafted World (Nintendo Switch) - March 29




HoloLens 2 AR announced
Comfort, better visuals, easier to use with your hands. That's the takeaway from HoloLens 2, Microsoft's follow-up to the Space Age goggles it announced four years ago. The technology behind the $3,500 HoloLens 2 device, which Microsoft calls "mixed reality," overlays computer images on the real world. Imagine arrows directing you down the street as you walk, or repair instructions floating over a machine as you fix it. That's MR's promise, Microsoft says.

The company was the pioneer in augmented reality worlds when the tech giant debuted its first headset, in 2015, charging companies $5,000 apiece for the gadget. Since then rival devices, such as the $2,295 Magic Leap, have come on the scene.

At prices like that, MR headsets are far more expensive than the competing VR technology currently on the market. Facebook's Oculus Rift, for example, is $349, HTC's Vive is $499 and Sony's PlayStation VR is $299. You have to buy a computer or PlayStation 4 console to power these VR devices, but even then their prices are at least half what Microsoft or Magic Leap are asking.

That hasn't deterred Microsoft from designing an improved headset as part of its push into the now far busier AR universe. The company says HoloLens still isn't ready for you and me to use at home though. Instead, Microsoft is focused on companies and the military (though that's stirred dissent in the Redmond ranks.)

Aside from that caveat, Microsoft has made some welcome improvements to the device, which goes on preorder Sunday and will be shipping later this year.

"Computing is embedded in our world, in every place in every way," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said while unveiling the device at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. "Computing is in everything from connected cars to connected refrigerators, smart surgical tools, and even smart coffee machines."

He said the result is that the approach to how companies like Microsoft approach the technology they make. "It's no longer about being device first, it's about putting the human first, and it includes all the devices in their lives."

"We don't have to just imagine it," he added. "This future is here."

CNET traveled to Redmond, Washington, to see that future he was talking about abd talk with Microsoft executives and designers, including Technical Fellow Alex Kipman, about HoloLens 2.

Link for more detail and info : cnet


Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti promises 120 fps gaming for $279

Nvidia is introducing a new affordable graphics card as part of the company’s GTX line Friday. While you might expect the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti to be based on the previous Pascal architecture, Nvidia is using its latest 12th-generation Turing GPU architecture instead. That means better performance and less power consumption, but since it’s not an RTX card, you won’t get Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS) or ray-tracing support.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti includes 1,536 CUDA cores, 6GB of the latest GDDR6 memory, and a 1.8GHz boost clock. Nvidia says it has a power envelope of 120 watts, giving the GTX 1660 Ti “the best performance per watt of any GPU in its class,” according to the company. Nvidia is backing up that claim with promises of smooth 120 fps gameplay at 1080p in popular battle royale titles like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends. The GTX 1660 Ti is also up to 1.5x faster than the GTX 1060 6GB version.

It’s likely that the GTX 1070 will still be a good card for those wanting to stretch their wallets, but the GTX 1660 Ti now offers an extra option for a budget gaming PC and comes with the power and performance advantages of the Turing architecture. Nvidia is making the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti available worldwide today, priced from $279. A number of cards will also be available from Asus, MSI, Palit, EVGA, Gigabyte, PNY, and Zotac.

Link : theverge




The Division 2 Will Be Receiving A New Progression System

For the first time, you will be able to create a clan in The Division 2, it will let you access the clan system in-game where you can modify your clan’s goals. Don’t panic if you do not see the option to do it when you first begin the game, this option will be unlocked playing through the story. You will need 4 players to join you though. According to Ubisoft, they are limiting clans to 50 players so that the groups can stay small and connected.

Being in a clan will connect you with your fellow members, you will be able to send and receive messages through the clan feed. If you just do not want to type you can also send voice messages through the two available voice channels. If you are picky with who you play with, stay calm because you can filter the results according to language and region. Just like most games that have clans, here you will earn clan XP for tasks you complete in-game which can later be used to level up the clan among other things.


Weekly tasks are also part of the clan which will get you rewards by achieving certain XP goals. If you wanted to have a new place at the White House this is your chance because you will be receiving the East Wing to save items or interact with the clan vendor. As you level up your clan, the available items will get better and you will be able to modify your clan’s insignia. Are you a social player, or enjoy playing by yourself?

Link : gamefragger


THQ Nordic Raises $225 Million To Buy Even More Franchises and Studios

In just the past two years, they’ve bought numerous studios like Black Forest Games, HandyGames, Coffee Stain Studios, Bugbear Entertainment, Atari SA, and Koch Media/Deep Silver, along with franchises like Alone in the Dark, TimeSplitters, Dead Island, Saints Row, Goat Simulator, Carmageddon, Outcast, and much, much more. And the shopping spree isn’t over! The company just issued 11 million new shares, raising a whopping $225 million, which they plan to use to acquire even more stuff.

THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors spoke to GamesIndustry.biz about the company’s strategy going forward…

“On the very long-term basis I want all my companies to be financed through the cashflow from making great games that fans and consumers will enjoy and pay for. However, our strategy right now is to build something substantial, diversified and evergreen through acquisitions and substantial organic development growth. As you know, we are just approximately 0.5% of the global market and have a long way to go before we reach the next level. By not using aggressive debt, like loans and bonds, as many others [companies do], we put all stakeholders in the same boat. It also creates a safer, long-term environment for all our great employees and business partners that don’t have to worry about our balance sheet for the next paycheck.”
It will be interesting to see if THQ Nordic’s big gamble pays off. So far, games like Darksiders III haven’t exactly set the world on fire. Hopefully the publisher’s next round of new titles, like Biomutant, Desperados III, and Dead Island 2 are better received, because I’d certainly love to see THQ Nordic succeed and actually do something with the countless properties they now own.

What do you think? Will THQ Nordic actually make something of themselves, or is this just a big card tower waiting to tumble?

Link : wccftech



Epic is exploring a Fortnite respawn system

Improvements to team communication are on the way, too.
Whether Epic took a cue from Apex Legends or not, producer Zack Estep confirmed during a Fortnite AMA that a respawn system for squad play is a possibility and that we'll know more soon.

"We’ve been considering this mechanic for a while and have been exploring it. Want to make sure we give it the time it needs and fully understand its impact on the game as a whole. Look for further updates during Season 8."

Plenty of players, including Ninja, DrLupo, and Cloakzy, are open to the idea. I am too! I love the amazing comebacks Apex's respawn system allows for. Respawning makes for much more dramatic pacing and less downtime between matches if you're not the best player on a squad. Fortnite could really do with a system that gives inexperienced players a bit more leeway with failure. But hey, we could all be wrong here.

Whether we get a respawn system or not, improvements to team communication are confirmed for Season 8.
Design lead Eric Williamson has the word: "There are some improvements coming in Season 8 that will help with map markers & team communication, and we're always mindful of how we can make these areas better."

Join hands in prayer for a ping system on par with Apex Legends. Fortnite's current map marker is nice for plotting the next loot spot, but little else. I dream of the day I can play a successful squad match with voice chat turned off.

We'll see those improvements soon when Fortnite Season 8 begins next week.

Link : pcgamer


Former EA Boss Details New Studio, Gives Early Look at Co-Op, Free-to-Play Sci-Fi Title
Patrick Söderlund, former EA executive who left the publisher last year, has dropped some details on what he's doing right now -- and they make for quite an interesting read. Upon leaving his position at EA, Söderlund created a new studio based in Stockholm, Sweden. The developer is named Embark, and since its inception around three months ago, it's already built up a workforce of over 50 people, and it's still growing.

Söderlund reveals that development of the studio's first title is underway. It doesn't have a name yet and concepts are still being finalised, but the boss does give us a general idea of what we can expect. "I can tell you that it’s a cooperative free-to-play action game set in a distant future, about overcoming seemingly impossible odds by working together," Söderlund writes.

Obviously the project is still early, but we'll be keeping an eye on Embark given Söderlund's vast experience in overseeing some of EA's biggest games.


Link : pushsquare


Microsoft Prepping Game Pass for Nintendo Switch

Rumor has it Xbox One games will soon be playable on the Nintendo Switch. According to Direct Feed Games, and subsequently Game Informer and JeuxVideo, Microsoft plans to bring some Xbox games, like Ori and the Blind Forest, to the Nintendo eShop, and allow Game Pass subscribers to access the service’s catalogue via Project xCloud streaming. In theory, this would mean Gears of War and Halo would make their first appearance on Nintendo hardware. But the potential of this playbook is far bigger than the Switch.

It might sound shocking at first, but if we do get Xbox games on Nintendo hardware it will be the fruit of an ambitious strategy Microsoft has been developing for half a decade. Under Phil Spencer’s regime, Xbox leadership has been hellbent on transitioning and expanding the idea of Xbox from a console to a platform, from something you play in your living room to a service accessible anywhere.

In the fall of 2015, I had a chance to talk with Spencer and a few other members of the Xbox leadership team about the future of the company. This was shortly after the company had acquired Minecraft, a multiplatform megahit that hinted at the potential of games that weren’t perceived as local to consoles, PCs, or phones.

Here’s how Spencer described the shifting focus of Xbox beyond the traditional gaming hardware.

“I love that console experience,” says Spencer. “It’s obviously the core of what Xbox is about, and Xbox One is our most important gaming device inside the company. There’s no doubt about that. We also know there are millions and millions of gamers who access Microsoft [in other ways,] whether it’s Windows, their phone, Skype — it could be many different things every day [...] I don’t want to dilute what the Xbox console customer feels. I want to expand what we’re able to do for more customers.”
In the years since, Spencer and company have launched a number services and initiatives that shuttle Xbox games beyond the console. The Windows 10 Xbox app allows Xbox One owners to stream their games from their console to their PC; Xbox Play Anywhere simplifies game purchases, so that players who buy certain games on Xbox One get the game automatically on PC, and vice versa; Game Pass is the company’s take on Netflix-for-games, and is rumored to expand onto Windows 10 this year; Project xCloud promises to stream Xbox games on consoles, PCs, and smartphones; and Xbox Live will soon be coming to iOS, Android, and Switch.

Phil Spencer is obliterating the distinction between Xbox and PC, and he's just getting started
Each of the projects mentioned above have helped Microsoft keep the Xbox brand interesting during an otherwise rough console generation for the company. But what’s most interesting about these services — Game Pass, xCloud, etc. — is their potential to merge and become something even more ambitious. For example, the Netflix-like Game Pass currently requires players to download each game onto an Xbox One. But combined with Project xCloud streaming service, subscribers could play the Game Pass’s catalogue on anything with a strong internet connection.

This is the backbone of the Nintendo Switch rumor. But more importantly, the combination could mean every smart TV, smartphone, and lower cost plug-in streaming devices like Roku — all of which have a far greater number of owners than Nintendo’s hardware — become Xbox platforms.

As a Switch owner, the idea of Game Pass is exciting, but I wonder how Microsoft will convince Nintendo to let the service onto the competing platform. Does Nintendo want Switch owners streaming dozens of Game Pass games when they could be buying Switch games? Maybe the answer involves Microsoft putting more of its games on the Switch eShop. Maybe Game Pass helps Nintendo sell more consoles during the long stretches between new first-party Nintendo games? Maybe Nintendo and Microsoft feel their audiences don’t have enough overlap to warrant concern? Whatever the case, there are still a lot of question marks here that could impede a deal. Though the two companies have become cozy with each other this generation, and a potential partnership of this scale feels more realistic now than it would have five years ago.

But the answer is simpler when it comes to the real money maker for Microsoft: Xbox as a streaming platform available on every app store. Microsoft could bring its streaming service to any smart TV and streaming device without all this backroom dealmaking necessary for Switch, and reach a considerably bigger audience.

I wouldn’t be surprised if we see all of the above. Going off the others’ reporting, it seems Microsoft is certainly trying to bring Xbox Game Pass to Switch, but the real game changer will be if — like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon — Xbox becomes an app pre-installed on your next TV.

No, this isn’t the end of the Xbox console. Spencer has already confirmed future hardware is in the works. Rather it’s him delivering on a pitch from years ago. “As head of gaming inside of Microsoft,” Spencer said. “I think about how we make sure that all of those customers feel as supported and engaged as the Xbox fans do who own a game console.”

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