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Issue 415


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Announcements
Fever Events
Fever Jobs
Inside Fever
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Tech News
E-Sports
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Mostly a slow week for game wise unless you are into LoL esports as they just had the finals the other day. While i dont really care for that or the pro scene , they is always a bomb ass song/video to go with the yearly competition. Just a few other news stories to go along with the beginning of disney plus if you are into streaming services.

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Game Night Hosts needed for Fallout 76!





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 Aug and he 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

Division Commanders - @Axle , @Daddyoisme , @Sidonis


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.

Clan Jobs Forum!

This is a forum dedicated to job adverts where companies and departments can post their available jobs, specify what it would entail, and if it is open to officers and/or enlisted. You are not required to use this forum, but it's here as a means to help you get personnel into your section. When that position is filled, please make a final post that the position was filled and then close your thread (or request to get it closed if you do not have permissions) to further responses.





Overwatch - Updated List of Heroes Guide


Final Fantasy 14 - Resources , Job Listings


League of Legends - Patch Highlights


Destiny 2 - Pinnacle gear grind







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Netflix is ending support for old devices from Samsung, Roku, and Vizio in December

Netflix has announced that it’s dropping support for a number of old devices, including old Samsung and Vizio smart TVs, and first-generation Roku boxes. If you’re still using one of these devices, then from December 1st, you’ll need to either buy a new streaming box or replace your existing one with a newer model, if you want to continue using the streaming service.

Samsung says the move will affect its 2010 and 2011 range of TVs, while Cord Cutters News reports Vizio TVs that are four years old or older will lose support. BBC News reports that affected Roku players include the Roku 2050X, Roku 2100X, Roku 2000C, Roku HD Player, Roku SD Player, Roku XR Player and Roku XD Player.

Over time, it’s inevitable that developers stop supporting older pieces of hardware, but the problem is more acute for TVs, which people tend to use for longer than devices like smartphones or laptops.

This isn’t a problem that’s unique to Netflix. Earlier this year Hulu dropped support for LG TVs manufactured prior to 2014, and YouTube dropped support for 2012 Sony smart TVs just four years later in 2016. Regardless of how many built-in streaming apps your TV supports at launch, eventually you’re probably going to have to buy a set-top box if you use it for long enough.

Thankfully, standalone streaming set-top boxes are getting really cheap. Roku’s cheapest streaming device is just $39.99, while Amazon’s cheapest Fire TV Stick is $40. If you want more options, then Netflix has a full list of supported devices on its website. It’s a shame to lose the convenience of navigating a built-in streaming service with your TV’s remote, but at least you won’t be cut off from Netflix entirely.

Link: verge


Disney+: Everything you need to know about Disney's streaming service

Showcasing dozens of original shows and films — as well as hundreds of movies and thousands of TV episodes from the Disney vault — Disney+ may be one of the most highly anticipated streaming services of the decade.

Here's everything you need to know about Disney's new streaming service!

When and where is Disney+ coming?

These are the confirmed countries Disney+ is launching in this year:

  • November 12, 2019 — United States, Canada, Netherlands
  • November 19, 2019 — Australia, New Zealand
Disney does intend to launch Disney+ globally in dozens of countries in the next two years, and gave us a tentative timeline during Investor Day back in April. These dates are very vague and subject to change because media and streaming laws vary from country to country and need to be navigated and negotiated by Disney's fleet of lawyers before Disney+ can launch there:

Link for more: windowscentral

















Overwatch 2 will eventually be merged into one client with the original game

The recently announced Overwatch 2 is coming, and with it, you’ll find new characters and most importantly all-new co-op modes that test your skills against the game’s AI. There’s probably a lot more to be unveiled as we approach its release, the game is still very early in development, but Jeff Kaplan has been speaking to Kotaku at BlizzCon about some details about the upcoming game.

In addition to the reveal that the reason Overwatch’s updates have slowed to a crawl over the last couple of years is due to development time being taken up with the sequel, Kaplan also stated that the Overwatch 1 and 2 clients will eventually merge.

“There will be a point where the clients merge,” Kaplan said. “We think this is important, especially as a competitive experience. The whole idea is to avoid fragmenting the player base and giving anybody a competitive advantage. If we’re playing in the same competitive pool, you’d better not have a better framerate just because you’re on a different version of the engine.”

The plan, as given to Kotaku, seems to imply after Overwatch 2 is launched, the upgrades and improvements will also be applied to the original game. Then, at a later date, both clients will be merged together into one.

Presumably, this is all a plan to make sure that Overwatch remains competitive, both in the literal and figurative sense of the word. “We’ve all seen when the servers shut down on X, Y, or Z game. It’s always a story,” he said. “I always remember the Halo 2 players who just wouldn’t log out. They kept it up. I thought that was so awesome. I wish I was one of them.”

We have yet to see any real details about how any of this will occur, and it is important to remember that Overwatch 2 may be years away at this point. But as soon as there’s news, we’ll have the latest for you right here.

Link: greenmangaming



China imposes gaming curfew for minors


Gamers under 18 will be banned from playing online between 22:00 and 08:00. They will also be restricted to 90 minutes of gaming on weekdays and three hours on weekends and holidays.Its part of China's latest move to curb video game addiction, which officials say is damaging to children's health.China is one of the world's largest gaming markets.

The official government guidelines - released last Tuesday - include spending limits for minors.Gamers eight to 16 years old can spend up to 200 yuan (£22, $29) per month, while those between 16 and 18 years can spend up to 400 yuan on their gaming accounts.

China is the second-largest gaming market in the world, with US global revenue surpassing China for the first time this year due to China's increased regulations on the industry, according to research firm Newzoo.

What's the background?

China has repeatedly criticised video games for negatively affecting young people.

In 2018, the government announced the establishment of a gaming regulator - in response to concerns about near-sightedness in children - to limit the number of new online games, restrict paying time and develop an age-restriction system.The same year, China enacted a halt on approvals for new video games, which lasted nine months, dealing a significant blow to the lucrative industry.

Some of the largest video game companies responded proactively, but enforcement and reliable age verification have been major concerns.

Tencent - the world's largest gaming company - addressed criticism by limiting game time to one hour per day for users under 12 and to two hours per day for users between 12 and 18. They also started requiring users to prove their age and identity against available state records.
But the new guidelines will apply universally to all online gaming platforms operating in China and will address enforcement concerns directly.

The administration will work with law enforcement to construct a unified identification system that gaming platforms can use to verify a user's identity and age with government data, a spokesman told state-run Xinhua news agency.

How harmful are video games?

Last year, the World Health Organization listed gaming addiction - which they call "gaming disorder" - as a mental health condition for the first time.

The most recent American Psychiatry Association manual of mental disorders does not officially recognise it, instead listing internet gaming disorder as a condition for further study.

But some countries have identified excessive gaming as a major public health issue, and many have private addiction clinics to treat the condition.

Link: bbc



Teamfight Tactics update introduces a new elemental system

Get ready to relearn Teamfight Tactics, because the auto-battler's latest update upends a lot of the established rules and introduces some new elements to the mix. It also marks the end of the beta period and the beginning of season two.

The new elements really are elements, too: In addition to having class and race affinities, Champions now are aligned with one or more elements. These are:


  • Crystal (Skarner, Taric, and Ashe)
  • Desert (Renekton, Sivir, Azir, Khazix)
  • Electric (Ornn, Volibear, Zed)
  • Glacial (Warwick, Volibear, Braum, Ezreal, Olaf)
  • Inferno (Zyra, Diana, Qiyana, Kindred, Annie, Brand)
  • Light (Nasus, Vayne, Jax, Aatrox, Soraka, Yorick)
  • Steel (Rek'Sai, Nocturne)
  • Mountain (Taliyah, Qiyana, Malphite)
  • Ocean (Vladimir, Thresh, Syndra, Qiyana, Nautilus, Nami)
  • Poison (Kog'Maw, Dr. Mundo, Twitch, Singed)
  • Shadow (Malzahar, Kindred, Veigar, Sion, Master Yi)
  • Wind (Yasuo, Qiyana, Janna)
  • Woodland (Maokai, Ivern, Neeko, LeBlanc)
Just as with classes, having multiple champions of the same element on the field will confer special bonuses and make your team more deadly in battle. You may notice a few new names in the above list, and that's because Teamfight Tactics has refreshed its roster of champions, removing some old standbys and introducing some newcomers. The board size has increased, going from three rows of seven hexes to four rows.

Patch 9.22 also decreases the number of each champion available in the pool, the idea being to make forced team compositions trickier to complete. Riot says it wants players to have to pay more attention to what their opponents are building, and look for synergies that aren't already taken.

Since all of this is very new, Riot has disabled ranked play until Patch 9.23 is ready to roll.

Link: sayu.icu


















































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Thanks! Hadn't heard the story on China limiting gaming spending for minors.
 

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Regarding Super Smash Bros not releasing Mai .. furious

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Interesting to see governments trying to curve gaming. Wonder if that could be passed in the states.
 

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Interesting China story
 

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Two things: funnies and Diablo 4!
 

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