Battle Chasers Nightwar Releases Animated Intro And Announces Switch Delay

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Battle Chasers Nightwar Releases Animated Intro And Announces Switch Delay

THQ Nordic and Airship Syndicate have announced a delay for the Nintendo Switch version of their RPG, Battle Chasers Nightwar.

The game was Kickstarted in 2015 as a jumping-on point for the comic series Battle Chasers by Joe Madureira. It was picked up by THQ Nordic and was, at one point, announced by Nintendo as a timed Switch exclusive, but then quickly corrected by Airship Syndicate as coming to Switch eventually.

The animated intro, which was released today, confirms that the Switch version is coming after the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, which are still on track for the October 3 release. The intro was made by Powerhouse Animation, the studio behind the Netflix Castlevania series.

Atlas Rises In No Man’s Sky, Bringing New Story And Limited Cooperative Play

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Atlas Rises In No Man’s Sky, Bringing New Story And Limited Cooperative Play

No Man’s Sky is in for big changes. With Update 1.3, which has gone live today, Hello Games is introducing a wide array of improvements and additions to the game. The release comes after a tease earlier this week. 

For many players, the most significant feature will be 30 hours of new story content, including a new storyline involving a mysterious alien species of travelers. We’re also promised improvements to the original Atlas story path that shipped with the original game. In addition, new structured missions aim to provide discrete tasks to attempt in the world, including combat, delivery, and salvage projects (which includes the option to investigate crashed freighters on planets and uncover hidden loot). 

Beyond story and structured gameplay additions, players are likely to notice an across-the-board graphical overhaul, as well as new planet biomes. The economy system is being expanded with interstellar trading, conflict levels in different planetary systems, and freighter navigation between systems. 

Atlas Rises In No Man’s Sky, Bringing New Story And Limited Cooperative Play

about X hours ago from
Atlas Rises In No Man’s Sky, Bringing New Story And Limited Cooperative Play

No Man’s Sky is in for big changes. With Update 1.3, which has gone live today, Hello Games is introducing a wide array of improvements and additions to the game. The release comes after a tease earlier this week. 

For many players, the most significant feature will be 30 hours of new story content, including a new storyline involving a mysterious alien species of travelers. We’re also promised improvements to the original Atlas story path that shipped with the original game. In addition, new structured missions aim to provide discrete tasks to attempt in the world, including combat, delivery, and salvage projects (which includes the option to investigate crashed freighters on planets and uncover hidden loot). 

Beyond story and structured gameplay additions, players are likely to notice an across-the-board graphical overhaul, as well as new planet biomes. The economy system is being expanded with interstellar trading, conflict levels in different planetary systems, and freighter navigation between systems. 

Absolver Trailer Shows Off Character Creation And Customization

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Absolver Trailer Shows Off Character Creation And Customization

Absolver, developed by SloClap and published by Devolver Digital, is releasing at the end of this month, but a trailer showing off character creation and customization is out today.

While all players are required to wear a mask, they can create characters by choosing things like gender and hairstyle at the outset. Beyond that, players can customize their character's clothing to best suit their fighting style. While heavier clothes and armor grants you great defense, players with fast moving fighting styles might prefer something lighter and more conducive to quick movements.

Check out the video below to start getting idea of how you'll customize your character. Absolver releases on August 29th for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Absolver Trailer Shows Off Character Creation And Customization

about X hours ago from
Absolver Trailer Shows Off Character Creation And Customization

Absolver, developed by SloClap and published by Devolver Digital, is releasing at the end of this month, but a trailer showing off character creation and customization is out today.

While all players are required to wear a mask, they can create characters by choosing things like gender and hairstyle at the outset. Beyond that, players can customize their character's clothing to best suit their fighting style. While heavier clothes and armor grants you great defense, players with fast moving fighting styles might prefer something lighter and more conducive to quick movements.

Check out the video below to start getting idea of how you'll customize your character. Absolver releases on August 29th for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Discord Rolling Out Video-Chat Test Today

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Discord Rolling Out Video-Chat Test Today

Discord has established itself as an all-in-one voice-chat solution for PC gamers, but it's expanding to include streaming video. Starting today, the company says it's rolling out video chat to a small number of users to test its tech in advance of a wide release. 

The test is limited to five percent of desktop users who had already signed up. If you weren't selected, that doesn't mean you're out of luck, however. The test will allow participants to make video calls with all Discord users, regardless of whether they were picked. Users can choose to share their screens or webcam feeds, and drag the video feed anywhere within the app.

Discord says a full release is, at a minimum, a month away, so you may want to be patient.

Discord Rolling Out Video-Chat Test Today

about X hours ago from
Discord Rolling Out Video-Chat Test Today

Discord has established itself as an all-in-one voice-chat solution for PC gamers, but it's expanding to include streaming video. Starting today, the company says it's rolling out video chat to a small number of users to test its tech in advance of a wide release. 

The test is limited to five percent of desktop users who had already signed up. If you weren't selected, that doesn't mean you're out of luck, however. The test will allow participants to make video calls with all Discord users, regardless of whether they were picked. Users can choose to share their screens or webcam feeds, and drag the video feed anywhere within the app.

Discord says a full release is, at a minimum, a month away, so you may want to be patient.

Internal Blizzard Memo Encourages Effort To Hire And Retain More Women

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Internal Blizzard Memo Encourages Effort To Hire And Retain More Women

Kotaku reports on an internal memo at Blizzard intending to combat unequal ratios of male and female employees, representing a stark contrast to recent leaked internal memos from other tech companies.

The memo, which Kotaku confirmed from Blizzard is real, details that only 21% of Blizzard's employees are women and that they leave the organization at a higher rate than men. Blizzard's President Mike Morhaime points out that these numbers are consistent with the industry at large, but he does not find them satisfactory for Blizzard.

He goes on to explain Blizzard's diversity effort that will start initially by focusing on women but will "expand to other under-represented minorities" over time. The effort is detailed in the Kotaku article, as well as republication of Blizzard's LBGTQ council and the internal hopes to expand it. 

Internal Blizzard Memo Encourages Effort To Hire And Retain More Women

about X hours ago from
Internal Blizzard Memo Encourages Effort To Hire And Retain More Women

Kotaku reports on an internal memo at Blizzard intending to combat unequal ratios of male and female employees, representing a stark contrast to recent leaked internal memos from other tech companies.

The memo, which Kotaku confirmed from Blizzard is real, details that only 21% of Blizzard's employees are women and that they leave the organization at a higher rate than men. Blizzard's President Mike Morhaime points out that these numbers are consistent with the industry at large, but he does not find them satisfactory for Blizzard.

He goes on to explain Blizzard's diversity effort that will start initially by focusing on women but will "expand to other under-represented minorities" over time. The effort is detailed in the Kotaku article, as well as republication of Blizzard's LBGTQ council and the internal hopes to expand it. 

Youtube Video Shows You How To Be A 90s Gamer

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Youtube Video Shows You How To Be A 90s Gamer

Being a gamer in the 1990s was strange. The public face of gaming, depending on who you ask, was either voyeuristic murder simulators or mascot platformers. Things haven't changed a ton.

But there was also Bubble Tape! And Socker Boppers! And Yak Baks, because you can fake your parents coming home early for reasons that don't make a lot of sense! IFHT Films is exposing all the quirks of being a 90s gamer in their short film, everything from LAN parties to making dark playground deals for use of someone's GameShark.

Check out the video below and then let us know your tales of being a 90s gamer in the comments.