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Issue 452


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Editorial

Announcements
Fever Events
Fever Jobs
Inside Fever
Fever FNG
P.O.W.
Fever Flair
Behind the scenes
Game News
Miscellaneous
Gaming Beats
Funnies







Short week, short content, look forward to more with the beginning of August coming up. Feel free to send me screenshots!

Thank you for reading and have a nice day!

- SunKenRock



Keep it Trashy This event is a spin on "Keep it Classy" for getting all your set item parts.

Theme: It is about finding and gearing yourself with some of the least used or undesirable items you can find in game.
If you find items and your first thought is to salvage it, it may become the best item for your build.

In order to take advantage of the Legacy of Dreams New Legendary Gem there can be no set item bonuses received from the gear you are wearing. All taking part in this event are required to wear or have in Kanai's Cube:
a) Legacy of Dreams (Legendary Gem): While you have no set bonuses equipped, every Legendary item you have equipped increases your damage dealt by 3.75% and reduces your damage taken by 2%. (Max level 99) Rank 25: This bonus is doubled for Ancient items.

b) ring - Unity

c) ring - Arcstone

d) belt - String of Ears

e) Amulet - Overwhelming Desire( bounty item )






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 please contact Violet or OmegaDir who can get you squared away or answer any questions.

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 of Games - Violet

Deputy Head of Games - OmegaDir

Assistant Head of Games - Ballbuster

Division Commanders
- Medic739 (Shooter) , Zilluzionist (Misc),Axle , Kimenu (MMO)Loyalbdog (RPG)





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.





7 days to die - Patch Notes and News

Destiny 2 - COMING TO XBOX GAME PASS

Miscellaneous RPG - Big patch for grim dawn

Miscellaneous MOBA - HOTS?!? Where did it go






Zer0h / Azngirlx94 / Mob / Jaq / Phasmode






Last week's winner was Dante00 - please congratulate him!


This week's nominees are:

Bkfmthedead

blue_iris_1

Lucas2020

Please vote for them here -> PoW-7-27-20





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Everything revealed in Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase

Microsoft's big Xbox Games Showcase has just wrapped up - and with it, our look at many of the exclusive games coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X from some of the company's biggest studios. Here's everything that was revealed.

It all kicked off with an extended gameplay look at Halo Infinite, which is set on an enormous ring and looks decidedly open-world. Infinite will launch this year with 60 fps campaign gameplay, as it charts the next chapter of the Master Chief story.

Next up we got a look at a next-gen Forza Motorsport, in development at Turn 10 Studios seemingly just for Xbox Series X and PC, and not for the current Xbox One. It also won't make the Series X release date.

Rare's Everwild featured in a beautiful new trailer that still left us with a lot of questions about the game - and when we'll see it.

Gameplay of Microsoft's first-party projects was thin on the ground, but the announcements kept on coming. State of Decay 3 is in development at Undead Labs for release on Xbox Series X at some point in the future.

Obsidian stepped up to provide a showy tease for Avowed, its big first-person role-playing game that appears to be the project this studio has been wanting to make all along. It's set in the Pillars of Eternity world, and seems a long way off still.

Oh, and there was a quick look at The Outer Worlds' next DLC, which is due in September.

Closer to now, the Xbox-published Tell Me Why, from Life is Strange developer Dontnod, got an August release date for its first episode.

The show closed with a teaser for Playground Games' highly-anticipated Fable reboot, due for Xbox Series X and PC at some point.

Away from Microsoft's own studios, a new multiplayer offering for Tetris Effect was confirmed as an Xbox timed-exclusive, while Destiny 2 and upcoming expansion Beyond Light were confirmed for Xbox Game Pass.

As Dusk Falls, the first game from former Quantic Dream staff, was revealed as an intriguing and arty adventure story about two generations of characters colliding.

We got a deeper look at The Medium, from Observer developer Bloober, showing off its simultaneous dual-worlds gameplay. We also got a first trailer for Stalker 2 and a very brief tease for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, from the developer of Vermintide.

SteamWorld developer Image & Form unveiled a lovely action-adventure named The Gunk.

Link - eurogamer



An Ars roundup of the many trailers unveiled this weekend during Comic-Con@Home

People might not be able to flock to San Diego Comic Con this year in person, but the virtual convention, Comic-Con@Home, has been running all weekend, with countless panels, sneak peeks, and teasers and trailers for upcoming TV shows—but not many films, because let's be honest: it's not looking so good for major theatrical film releases in the fall. On Thursday alone, we got the full trailer for Bill and Ted Face the Music, a teaser for the Simon Pegg/Nick Frost horror comedy Truth Seekers, and the first trailer for S2 of HBO's His Dark Materials. Rather than continue to cover each individually, we decided to compile the remaining trailers of interest into a single roundup post.

Lovecraft Country (HBO)
HBO unveiled the final trailer for its upcoming horror series, Lovecraft Country, along with an official release date: August 16. It's based on the 2016 dark fantasy/horror novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, which deals explicitly with the horrors of racism in the 1950s, along with other, more supernatural Lovecraftian-inspired issues. Per the official synopsis:

The series follows Atticus (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.
HBO released a teaser in May, followed by a full trailer in June. This latest trailer combines some of that prior footage, but gives us a few more hints of the story arc: namely, that Atticus' search involves a "secret birthright" relating to a rich family's estate deep in the titular Lovecraft Country, and that he ignores repeated warnings to stay away. Prior sneak peeks have focused on the human monsters spawned by racism; now the Lovecraftian creatures are finally ready for their closeup. This new trailer makes us even more eager for the series premiere next month.

Utopia (Amazon Prime)
This new Amazon Prime series is a reboot (adapted by Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author Gillian Flynn) of the controversial 2013-2014 British black comedy/conspiracy thriller about online fans of a dystopian graphic novel called Utopia that seems to have the power to predict the real-world future. They are obsessed with tracking down the sequel (which supposedly also predicts future world events). This makes them targets of a secret organization called The Network. The British version received critical praise for its originality and visual style, offset by strong reservations about its extreme violence, which struck many as unnecessarily gratuitous. (The most famous scene involved a torturer using a spoon to gouge out a victim's eye).

It remains to be seen if Amazon's Utopia will match the same scale of violence, although I'd wager anyone who sat through the extended torture scenes in the first season of Altered Carbon should be handle to handle it. Per the official premise: "When the conspiracy in the elusive comic Utopia is real, a group of young fans come together to embark on a high-stakes twisted adventure to use what they uncover to save themselves, each other and ultimately humanity." The cast includes John Cusack (Grosse Pointe Blank) as Dr. Kevin Christie, Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Michael Stearns, and Sasha Lane (2019's Hellboy) as Jessica Hyde.

NeXT (Fox)
"It’s not paranoia if the threat is real." That's the tagline for NeXT, an upcoming techno-thriller starring John Slattery (Mad Men, Spotlight). Per the official synopsis:

NeXT is a fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines action with an examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. Slattery stars as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who discovers that one of his own creations—a powerful A.I.—might spell global catastrophe and teams up with a cybercrime agent, played by The First’s Fernanda Andrade, to fight a villain.
The trailer opens with a TED-like talk by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Paul LeBlanc (Slattery) warning of the dangers of human-level AI. Cut to an Alexis-like AI assistant, Eliza, carrying on a conversation with a young boy. "Eliza doesn't ask questions, she just answers them," the boy's father says, but in this case, he's wrong. LeBlanc's rantings sound increasingly paranoid, as we see nods to facial recognition, self-driving cars, and various electronic systems (including medical devices) that all seem to come under the control of a new AI called NeXT that isn't as benign as its creators assume. Honestly, it reminds me of the 1993 The X-Files episode "Ghost in the Machine"—especially the death-by-elevator scene—only with more overt espionage elements. That's not surprising: the series was created by Manny Coto (24: Legacy).

Helstrom (Hulu)
In 2019, Hulu announced the development of two new Marvel-centric series, Ghost Rider (with Gabriel Luna reprising his role from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Helstrom, intended to kick off a standalone "Adventure Into Fear" franchise that would bring a chilling horror element to the Marvel formula. Ghost Rider soon fell by the wayside, and by December 2019, Marvel Television was shut down. That makes Helstrom the sole survivor of the planned fear-based franchise.

The series focuses on two characters from Marvel Comics: Daimon Hellstrom, the son of Satan, introduced in Ghost Rider #1 (1973), who eventually became a recurring character in The Defenders. His sister, Satana (Ana in the TV adaptation) embraces the occult and her paternal heritage, but Daimon chooses to defend humanity. Per the official premise: "The world isn’t ready for a Helstrom family reunion. As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills."

Tonally, the trailer is in line with the oft-delayed The New Mutants, another attempt to bring elements of horror to the superhero genre. In addition to Austen (The Royals, Grantchester) and Lemmon (Velvet Buzzsaw, Fear the Walking Dead), the series will feature Elizabeth Marvel (Homeland, House of Cards) as Daimon and Ana's mother, Victoria, who has been institutionalized for 20 years; Robert Wisdom (The Wire) as Caretaker, a demon-fighting guardian of the occult; June Carryl (Mindhunter) as Lousie Hastings, head of the psychiatric institution housing Victoria; and Ariana Guerra (Raising Dion) as Vatican agent Gabriella Rossetti.

The New Mutants (20th Century)
Speaking of The New Mutants, apparently it's still scheduled for an August 28 theatrical release. In addition to showing the opening few minutes, 20th Century debuted a new trailer for director Josh Boone's horror-inspired film, originally developed as part of the The X-Men franchise. Per the official synopsis: "Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves."

Rahne (Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams), aka Wolfsbane, can turn into a wolf, which clashes mightily with her religious beliefs. Sam (Stranger Things' Charlie Heaton), aka Cannonball, is invulnerable when he propels himself into the air. Roberto (Henry Zaga), aka Sunspot, has the ability to manipulate solar energy, and his inability to control that power seems to have led to the demise of his girlfriend. Illyana (Anya Taylor-Joy), aka Magik, can teleport and is sister to X-Man Colossus. Finally there is Dani (Blu Hunt), aka Mirage, who has the "power to create illusions drawn from the fears and desires of a person's mind."

Those powers, especially Dani's, are of keen interest to Dr. Cecilia Reyes (Alice Braga), who runs what is supposed to be a therapeutic support group in the hospital. But each of the young mutants is haunted by strange nightmares and visions, and soon realize they are actually prisoners, They resolve to combine their powers to escape. It's anyone's guess as to whether the film is any good after all the studio tinkering and reshoots, but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised.


Archer S11 (FXX)
This hilariously irreverent, very meta James Bond spoof about the exploits of a dysfunctional intelligence agency has been a delight ever since it premiered way back in 2009. It's taken on a bit of the anthology format for the past few seasons—mostly because its main protagonist, Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin), has been in a coma, with the seasons' events all taking place in his subconscious. So S8 was known as Archer Dreamland, with the core cast becoming characters in a 1947-era Los Angeles noir setting, while S9, Archer: Danger Island, took place around 1939 on a remote South Pacific island. S10, Archer: 1999, took everyone into outer space, battling bounty hunters and intergalactic pirates.

Archer finally woke up in the S10 finale, paving the way for return to normal operations—except the world has moved on without Archer during his coma and he's going to have to learn to cope. Per the official synopsis: "Archer is awake....and he needs a drink. Sterling Archer is ready to return to the spy world after a three-year coma. While many things changed during his absence, Archer is confident it will take just a little time for him to reset things back to the old ways. The problem: does the rest of the team want that? The others may not be ready for his return to throw a wrench in their well-oiled machine."

The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC)
Confession: I lost track of The Walking Dead after S2, but the zombie drama is still going strong and becoming a bona fide franchise, with a successful spinoff series and three films purportedly in the works. AMC debuted a sneak peek of the extended opening of the S10 finale, airing October 4, as well as a teaser for S6 of Fear The Walking Dead, premiering October 6. October 4 will also be the premiere of a third spinoff series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, designed to be a two-season limited run. And judging by the trailer, it looks like a genuinely fresh take within this fictional world. Set in Nebraska ten years after the zombie apocalypse, the plot focuses on two sisters who came of age in this new era. Per the official synopsis:

The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into a new mythology and story that follows the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers, known and unknown, living and undead on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other. Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. But all of them will find the truths they seek.
"We're ten years in now, and the dead still have this world," our young protagonist says in the trailer. The surviving humans appear to be holed up in walled-off communities, while the undead hordes roam the ruins of human civilization outside. And like all teens, the sisters and their friends want a better future. Plus, it seems their father is in danger. "We have to be brave in this life we have, simply to exist now," a voiceover says as we see the foursome venture outside the walls of their safe haven for the first time. There are still zombie confrontations and plenty of action, but the overall tone is almost elegiac, even hopeful, as the teens try to "make our lives count, not because we're the last generation—but because we're the beginning."

Link -arstechnica



The Epic Games Store Summer Sale is live

The Epic Games Store's annual Summer Sale is now underway. Running until August 6, it's a solid selection of games at up to 85 percent off.

The sale includes some of last year's best games, including some of our recent favourites and award winners, such as:

While Epic does not hand out £10/$10 vouchers for its Summer Sale, you can still benefit from the reduction if you didn't use yours during the sale back in May. The additional tenner off will be automatically applied if you spend at least £13.99 / $14.99. You can also save the voucher for a future sale, as it is apparently good until November 1.

Link - pcgamer



Earthlock 2 Announced for Current-Gen and Next-Gen Platforms, Will Feature Real-Time Combat

A sequel to 2016’s Earthlock: Festival of Magic is in development, Snowcastle Games has announced. Aptly titled Earthlock 2, the game will offer a “completely different” experience than its turn-based predecessor and will feature real-time combat. However, the sequel will be set in the same world.

“Without revealing too much, fans and newcomers alike can expect a dynamic and unique experience providing the player with meaningful choices that will allow them to leave their mark on the world,” Snowcastle CEO and co-founder, Bendik Stang, told IGN. “The game takes place on the planet Umbra which has stopped spinning. This means half of the world is perpetually scorched in sunlight, while the other half is completely shrouded in darkness. Along the center where the two zones meet, is another area that gets the best of both worlds.”

It took the team quite some time to get up to speed with the new engine but no one on the team now regrets that decision,” Stang continued. “Earthlock 2 is a much more ambitious project than Earthlock 1, and we want to make use of the next-generation consoles as best we can.”

An official overview is as follows:

The Earthlock series is set on the planet of Umbra, which has stopped spinning on its axis, meaning half of the world is completely shrouded in darkness, while the other half is constantly baked in sunlight. Along the border in the middle, there is an area that gets the best of both worlds. The game’s story centers around a group of friends who must set out to find and rescue their missing family members.
Earthlock 2 will be an open-world action RPG with complex interlocking systems that work together to offer players extensive freedom to customize their own experience.
Earthlock 2 will release in 2022.

Link - ign



Call Of Duty 2020: Black Ops Cold War Leaked By Doritos?

Another day, another leak for the Call Of Duty 2020 title. This time, it is from a rather unexpected source. Popular Call of Duty news provider and leaker ‘TheGamingRevolution’ reportedly got a DM suggesting the leak. As posted by Twitter user ModernWarzone, the leak was a Doritos packaging with ‘Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War’ embossed on it along with a 2XP promotion. Take a look:

CoD Modern Warfare also had a 2XP Mountain Dew promotion back in 2019. Same promotion, different brand. But that is not even the twist here.

Call Of Duty 2020 and ‘The Red Door’
When ‘The Red Door’ appeared on the Microsoft store, internet sleuths quickly labeled it as a pseudonym for the upcoming CoD title. Additionally, a user was also able to download it but was unable to run the program. The image on his/her main screen read ‘Call of Duty Black Ops.’

The video containing that information was posted by none other than YouTuber ‘TheGamingRevolution’ and has now been blocked by Activision! (Looks like TGR was onto something). The video contained details about the upcoming title, the appearance of ‘The Red Door’, and more. Surprisingly, the leak in that video suggested that the title would be ‘Black Ops: CIA.’ TGR himself was shocked to know this, considering all the leaks so far had pointed towards the possibility of it being Black Ops Cold War

Doritos and COD 2020
Now that this Doritos info has leaked, it contradicts the earlier leak from the video and goes back to the Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War title. This is now getting really frustrating for the fans. The game has already been delayed and according to reports, we won’t see it before August. There are also reports suggesting Activision is planning some big in-game reveal in CoD Warzone. This has something to do with the nukes in the bunkers.

In another recent leak, we discovered all the campaign and multiplayer map codenames. There was also a leak that suggested a change in the Warzone map.

It may still be a while before we can actually see something worthwhile from Activision regarding this year’s title. Until then, stay tuned for further updates.

Link - essentiallysports







































































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