Uncharted Waters Online picks up a new publisher, plans October relaunch

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Uncharted Waters Online picks up a new publisher, plans October relaunch

Lash the sails, there be rough sailing ahead for Uncharted Waters Online! But beyond that? It could be a voyage of unimaginable bounty for this seafaring MMORPG. This past week, Uncharted Waters Online announced that it has picked up a new publisher in the form of Papaya Play, having ditched the previous operator, OGPlanet. Current service is scheduled to end...

Showtime and other sites can mine cyptocurrency using your PC

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Showtime and other sites can mine cyptocurrency using your PC

There are many proponents for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and they'll cite any number of reasons. Unfortunately, one problem that keeps resurfacing is that there are tons of questionable, shady, and even outright illegal use cases where cryptocoins are incredibly useful. This weekend, Gizmodo reports that Showtime's website apparently got involved in mining cryto, without the users' consent.

Zarya's Overwatch comic, Searching, is out this week - it's a direct sequel to the Sombra short

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Zarya's Overwatch comic, Searching, is out this week - it's a direct sequel to the Sombra short

Another new Overwatch comic is coming out on Wednesday. It's the direct sequel to the Sombra short, Infiltration, and stars Zarya. She's hunting down the purple-skulled one with a bit of Omnic help, so the tale is appropriately titled Searching. Want to know more? We've got the cover and first page for you.

For the pro side of things, here's what's happening in the Overwatch League.

Here’s the cover, with Zarya and her new robot pal:

Battleground Europe brings vintage WWII warfare to Steam

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Battleground Europe brings vintage WWII warfare to Steam

Even an old dog can find itself a fresh young pup in the right circumstances. Battleground Europe, originally known as World War II Online, finally made the jump to Steam last week as one of the newest full-scale MMOFPS games on the platform. This, despite the title being over a decade and a half old at this point. It looks...

Turns out that Half-Life’s AI had a sense of smell

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Turns out that Half-Life’s AI had a sense of smell

The original Half-Life’s AI seems pretty quaint nearly 20 years later, but it was a revolution at the time. Even now, people are still digging up new details on how it all works. Now we even know that smell plays a role in the game.

Details like this are one of the reasons Half-Life is among the best FPS games on PC.

This revelation comes via YouTuber MarphitimusBlackimus, who has broken down the how and what of the smell system. The types of scent are named in code are meat, carcass, and garbage, but the latter seems to have gone unused. Guards will comment on various odors left by corpses.

Never Give Up 2017 Results

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Never Give Up 2017 Results

Never Give Up in Santiago, Chile is a Latin America ranking event in the Capcom Pro Tour; the second to last one, in fact, before regional finals. Not only are…