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Got a chock full of news this week on top of the ubisoft forward .Alongside a few PC news stories.
Thank you for reading and have a nice day!
- Halfway through September game of the month is still building up! Have you tried Among us yet ? It is only going for $5 on steam
Game nights are weekly on Friday at 4 PST (7 EST), hosted by the awesome Miss Joker -- additional spontaneous games are held throughout the week, so watch the #among-us chat for details.
- Also last week a TFT Tournament was a announced , with details down below.
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.
Special Events and On-going TournamentsHosting another tournament 9/29/20 @ 8:30 PM EST. Prize pool will be announced the week of the tournament.
1) Round Robin Style
2) Groups of 8 players (you must draft your team and must have 2 subs in case people don't show otherwise I have to disqualify your team).
3) If you are found cheating/funneling resources to another player/or being toxic to another player, you will be warned once. If you are a repeat offender, I will remove you (and other offenders) from the server. You will be banned and blacklisted from any further TFT tournaments hosted by Fever.
4) We are in this to have fun. Have a positive attitude.
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The Mandalorian exclusive: First look inside season 2
“The new season is about introducing a larger story in the world,” says Favreau. “The stories become less isolated, yet each episode has its own flavor, and hopefully we’re bringing a lot more scope to the show.” Adds Filoni, “Everything gets bigger, the stakes get higher, but also the personal story between the Child and the Mandalorian develops in a way I think people will enjoy.”
And while the first season’s episodes very strictly focused on Mando, season 2 adds new storytelling angles. “As we introduce other characters, there are opportunities to follow different storylines,” Favreau says. “The world was really captivated by Game of Thrones and how that evolved as the characters followed different storylines — that's very appealing to me as an audience member.”
The larger scope was aided by having fewer start-up costs for the second round, which meant a greater percentage of the show’s big budget (estimated at $100 million for the first season) will wind up on the screen. Once again, there will be eight episodes of different lengths (“There’s probably even variation [in episode lengths] this year,” Favreau notes), and directors include season 1 standout Rick Famuyiwa, Carl Weathers (who plays bounty hunter guild chief Greef Karga on the show), franchise newcomer Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel), and, for the first time, Favreau himself, who helmed the season premiere airing Oct. 30.
As Mando and the Child continue their quest, expect the bounty hunter to face a series of obstacles that will increasingly challenge his paternal loyalty to his ward. “We start very directly after the first [season] and he's going into very dangerous territory," Pascal, 45, says. "He is very much a passenger to the experience in unexpected ways — not knowing what’s to come, not knowing how much or how best to protect the Child. We don’t know how far he will go to do that, and they’re finding new ways to push the envelope.”
In addition to wearing a helmet nearly all the time on screen, Pascal points out that Mando’s motivations are largely obscured as well. “On a moment-to-moment basis, he’s discovering that question: ‘What do you want?’” the Game of Thrones veteran says. “That isn’t clear to him, or to me." Adds Filoni, “We think we know how the characters are going to react, and it can be surprising how they do react.”
Mando and the Child are pursued by Gideon, who will serve as a source of temptation, in the classic tradition of Star Wars villains trying to lure heroes down darker paths. “I’ll be going toe-to-toe with Mando,” says Esposito, who was nominated for an Emmy for his first-season performance. “It’s an iconic battle. I want to disarm him mentally as well. Who knows? Maybe there’s an opportunity to get him to fight some battles for me. You may think I’m a villain, but I’m trying to harness some energy and some powers for a path that could be best for all. You'll get to see him be somewhat diplomatic and more of a manipulator."
Link - ew
Ubisoft has announced its first World Cup esports event for Rainbow Six Siege planned for Summer 2021. The event will see players from 45 countries and regions compete in a global tournament. Fourteen countries will receive direct invites to the final stage of the competition, while the remaining 31 will compete in online qualifiers for six remaining slots.
Additionally, Ubisoft has appointed four-time NBA champion Tony Parker as the event’s ambassador. Parker will share insights with players regarding the experience of representing their country in high-level competition.
Beginning Sept. 14, each participating country or region will start forming its National Committee, which will be composed of three team managers who will then select their five players and lead the team throughout the competition.
World Cup-style events have been a part of esports for some time, though some games like League of Legends have moved away from the practice in recent years. Activision Blizzard hosts an annual World Cup for Overwatch at its BlizzCon event each year.
Link - esportsobserver
The second Ubisoft Forward for 2020 was held on September 10 and featured some big new game announcements, including the return of some classic characters. It also included surprises, such as a new massively multiplayer online extreme sports IP. You can re-watch it here and learn all about what was shown.
Before the event took place, Ubisoft released a video statement from CEO Yves Guillemot addressing news that has come to light in recent months about sexual assault, harassment, and mistreatment among the publisher's studios. However, Ubisoft explained that this would not air during the Ubisoft Forward stream itself due to "timing constraints." Instead, it will be attached to the video-on-demand version of the stream.
Ubisoft Forward Games And Announcements
Far Cry VR
Ubisoft is releasing a location-based VR game for Far Cry, and it features the return of Vaas from the third game. It won't be available to play at home, and will instead be playable at Zero Latency locations. There are several across the United States and in other countries.
The Division 2
The Division 2 is getting a new mode called The Summit, exclusive to Warlords of New York owners. This new mode tasks players with climbing up a skyscraper for a climactic battle on the top level. It will be one of the most challenging missions in the game, but there are multiple difficulty levels to choose from. The update also includes a mission to track down a high-ranking Black Tusk official, continuing story threads from the main campaign.
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
The game formerly known as Gods and Monsters is now sporting a new name: Immortals: Fenyx Rising. The trailer we saw showed off a variety of monsters you'll be fighting, as well as some special powers and blades you'll be able to wield. Combat will be fast-paced and acrobatic, bearing more resemblance to Devil May Cry than Zelda. You'll also be able to fully customize your own version of Fenyx. The game is out on December 3 and we've played it--you can watch us talk about our hands-on impressions with the game.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake
The acclaimed action-adventure game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is being remade for modern consoles. It retains the classic rewinding mechanics and platforming of the first version, but with a modern coat of paint. The Prince of Persia series had been mostly dormant for about a decade. Footage shown from the game during the presentation is from its alpha stage. It's coming out on January 2021.
Hyper Scape is getting a new limited-time mode that puts everyone at max level for loot, gives them faster health regeneration, and faster crown victories. Turbo Mode is available starting September 15. The game is free now on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Rainbow Six Siege
Alongside announcing the Rainbow Six Siege World Cup for summer 2021, Ubisoft brought Sam Fisher to the game as a permanent addition for the new season. Sam's abilities allow him to quickly strike from the shadows, and he has access to some of the same gear that he does in the Splinter Cell games. The game supports 4K and 120 frames per second on Xbox Series X and PS5.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is back to celebrate the game's 10-year anniversary. After previously being delisted from stores, you'll be able to fight the Evil Exes all over again for new platforms. Rock out on bass solos and battle hordes of baddies this holiday season.
Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion is out next month, and Ubisoft revealed that the artist Stormzy will be participating as a playable character in the game. The game's themes of speaking truth to power fit with his songwriting and ethos, as well as the London setting. He will have his own "Fall On My Enemies" mission in the game, as well. Aiden Pearce from the original game will also be fully playable as part of the season pass, and there will be a standalone DLC focused on him.
The last surprise-announcement for the show was Riders Republic, an extreme sports game. Showcased with a very short trailer, the game is an MMO developed by Steep studio Ubisoft Annecy. You'll be able to do everything from mountain biking to skiing, and you'll be on a variety of terrain including mountains, snow, and sand. It will be available on current-gen and next-gen platforms on February 25, 2021.
Link - gamespot
XBOX SERIES X AND S: Everything you need to know about the Next-Gen Xbox
The next-generation of Xbox gaming is a little more complicated than what we’re used to. This past week, Microsoft announced it’s releasing not one but two new consoles: the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. Not only that, but Microsoft’s initial crop of first-party games will also be playable on its last generation Xbox, the Xbox One, as well as Windows PCs. And that’s before we get into Microsoft’s game streaming service, xCloud, which could mean you won’t need any Xbox hardware at all to play many of the latest games.
Each new generation tends to deliver big changes for console gaming, and Microsoft’s successors to the Xbox One are no different. Expect games to look better (thanks to more powerful graphics hardware and built-in support for more realistic lighting technology) and feel more responsive in some cases (thanks to support for frame rates of up to 120fps). Games should also load quicker because both consoles now include fast solid-state storage, a big improvement over the mechanical hard drive included in the Xbox One.
But Microsoft’s approach to this new generation is a big departure from how console launches have worked previously. Typically, we’ve seen Sony and Microsoft release just one new piece of hardware at launch, and each one tends to come with an exclusive library of games that you have to buy the new console in order to play. While Sony, too, has operated a game streaming service for years, it’s only typically used PlayStation Now to offer access to older titles, rather than brand-new releases like xCloud is promising.
Microsoft’s new consoles give you a lot more freedom with how you play its new games, but depending on where you choose to play them, you won’t get exactly the same experience. The Xbox Series X is a much more powerful machine than the Series S or the current Xbox One, for example, which will have a big impact on performance.
Last week, Microsoft confirmed the rumors that it plans to release a second next-gen Xbox alongside the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S, it said, will launch on November 10th for $299 (£249, €299), $200 less than the $499 (£449, €499) Series X that will launch on the same day.
It’s not unusual for console manufacturers to offer a couple of different hardware options at launch, but normally, the differences are minor. The PS3, for example, was initially available in two models. There was a version with a 60GB hard drive as well as a cheaper version with a smaller 20GB hard drive, no Wi-Fi support, and fewer ports. Meanwhile, Microsoft also originally sold a “Core” version of the Xbox 360 in 2005, which included compromises like including a wired rather than wireless controller and omitting a hard drive.
The differences between the Xbox Series S and Series X are more substantial and are likely to have a big impact on how games look. While Microsoft says the Series X is targeting running games at 60fps at a full 4K resolution, the Series S will instead target a lower 1440p resolution at 60fps. It’s a big power disparity, similar to what we saw between the Xbox One and the Xbox One X, but this time, the two consoles are going to be available on day one, rather than releasing years apart.
Microsoft has a good rundown of the main differences between the Xbox Series X and the Series S on its website. Both have 8-core CPUs, although the X has a slightly higher maximum clock speed of 3.8GHz, rather than 3.6GHz on the Series S. Both support expandable storage of up to 1TB via an expansion card, both output over HDMI 2.1, and both are backwards compatible with “thousands” of Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox games. Both support hardware-accelerated ray tracing for more realistic lighting in games, both support Dolby’s high-end Atmos audio technology, and both will support the Dolby Vision HDR standard. They’re also both backwards compatible with all officially licensed Xbox One accessories like controllers and headsets — although there are no plans to support the Kinect camera.
There are, however, big differences between the two. The Series X has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, but the Series S is digital-only, so you’ll have to download your games rather than buy them on disc. And yet, the disc-based X also has double the amount of internal storage with 1TB as opposed to 512GB, and more RAM at 16GB compared to 10GB. Physically, the Series S is also a lot smaller than the Series X; Microsoft calls the console its “smallest Xbox ever.”
Link - theverge
Panzer Dragoon: Remake Releases On PC & PlayStation 4 Soon
Panzer Dragoon: Remake, a stunning new rendition of the Sega Saturn classic, is coming in for a landing on PC and PlayStation 4 after its earlier release on Nintendo Switch and Stadia. The entire Panzer Dragoon series has reached cult status due to both the odd circumstance of several of its releases and its unique gameplay mechanics. The original was a Sega Saturn launch title, which was followed up with a game for Tiger's failed R-Zone handheld. Panzer Dragoon Saga, an RPG spinoff of the series, was printed in such low quantities that it now costs hundreds of dollars to buy a copy, for anyone lucky enough to even find one. Panzer Dragoon Orta was a sleeper hit on the original Xbox, and that game is thankfully backward compatible with modern Xbox consoles.
The Panzer Dragoon series mainly consists of rail shooters where the player takes control of a dragon and its rider. Swiping a cursor across the screen locks onto targets, which are then taken out by various forms of dragon fire. This was of course represented in the remake, which garnered mixed reviews upon its initial release on Switch. Screen Rant's review called the game "outdated in many ways," giving the release a 3/5. Since its release, Panzer Dragoon: Remake has received several patches, so the reception might be more friendly in the coming months.
Now, Panzer Dragoon: Remake developer MegaPixel Studio says that the game will be coming to PC and PlayStation 4 in the near future. In a post on Twitter, it specifies that the game will release on Steam and GOG, meaning that fans who want a DRM-free version of the game are able to grab it that way. It's the first time that any of the Panzer Dragoon games has made its way to PC in North America, although a 1995 port of the original did hit PC in Japan.
Thankfully, this will not be the last of the series to receive a similarly wide release. Publisher Forever Entertainment (which is licensing the IP from Sega) has already announced that the Sega Saturn sequel, Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, will be getting a similar remake treatment. The publisher has also hinted at an Xbox release for Panzer Dragoon: Remake at some point, with some further speculating that it will debut on Xbox Game Pass. If the port to PlayStation is already finished, it only makes sense to hit one more release before moving on to the sequel, so those rumors seem on point.
Link - screenrant
IKEA partners with ASUS ROG on 'affordable' gaming furniture
IKEA has already jumped into tech with a smart home division and AR furniture app, but now it’s making a leap into an entirely new category: PC gaming. The Swedish company has announced that it’s teaming up with ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) division to create “affordable gaming furniture accessories” with a line of around 30 products.
The gaming range will be developed by the IKEA Product Development Center in Shanghai. IKEA said its designers held workshops with ROG designers, along with professional gamers and “gaming lovers” to nail down the functionality needed for home gaming furniture
“By teaming up with ROG, IKEA wants to combine its home furnishing knowledge with ROG’s expertise in creating exceptional gaming experience,” the company wrote. IKEA mentioned it would design and build “affordable gaming furniture and accessories,” though it didn’t say exactly which products it would create with ROG. It seems likely that gaming desks and chairs will part of the mix, however.
IKEA and ROG aren’t the first to do such a collaboration, as Logitech recently teamed with Herman Miller on a gaming chair. However, IKEA might take a different approach, aesthetically speaking.The company said it sees gaming as “cross-demographic,” so its furniture designs could blend in better with your decor than other gaming chairs and furniture. We’ll find out soon enough, as the range will launch in China in February of 2021 and be available in the US and elsewhere by October, 2021.
Link - engadget
Xbox Game Pass for PC leaves beta with a price hike
Back in June of last year, Microsoft rolled out Xbox Game Pass for PC. The idea, of course, was to offer PC players the same subscription-based game service the company offered to players on Xbox One. There was one key difference between Game Pass on PC and Game Pass on Xbox One, however: pricing. While Xbox Game Pass normally costs $9.99, on PC it’s been priced at half that – $4.99 – while it’s been in beta.
It’s been in beta since launch, too, but that’s all coming to an end this week. Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox Game Pass for PC will roll out into general availability on September 17th. When it does, it’ll be getting a price hike that brings Game Pass for PC in line with Game Pass on console.
We were told to expect this price hike from day one, so this shouldn’t be much of a surprise. There’s some good news for existing subscribers though, as they won’t see the price hike right away. On Twitter, Microsoft says that existing subscribers will keep the current price for one more billing cycle, and that it’ll send out a notification on September 17th with more information.
With the standalone price of Xbox Game Pass for PC going up to $9.99 per month, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate begins to look a lot better, particularly if you play games on both Xbox One and PC. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate bundles together both the PC and console versions of Game Pass with a subscription to Xbox Live Gold, which is required for playing most Xbox One games online. While those who only play on PC should stick with the standalone subscription even after the price hike, those who game across Xbox One and PC are likely better off opting for Game Pass Ultimate at $14.99 per month.
Link - slashgear
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