Fortnite Season 8 Teases Pirate Theme

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Fortnite Season 8 Teases Pirate Theme

After Epic kicked up the Fortnite game by promising different non-pay ways to get the battle pass, the Fortnite developer is now moving into the game's eighth competitive season. We got our first tease of the new season today and it seems to be pirate-themed.

'X' Marks The Spot Treasure abound
Loot that has been lost
Can always be found.
4 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/1U8n7x4pQQ

It seems as part of the pirate theme is hidden treasure, with X specifically marking the spot. Considering Epic's penchant for hiding hints about major events and world changes within the actual game, there may actually be a hidden treasure players have to find.

Fortnite Season 8 Teases Pirate Theme

about X hours ago from
Fortnite Season 8 Teases Pirate Theme

After Epic kicked up the Fortnite game by promising different non-pay ways to get the battle pass, the Fortnite developer is now moving into the game's eighth competitive season. We got our first tease of the new season today and it seems to be pirate-themed.

'X' Marks The Spot Treasure abound
Loot that has been lost
Can always be found.
4 days to Season 8. pic.twitter.com/1U8n7x4pQQ

It seems as part of the pirate theme is hidden treasure, with X specifically marking the spot. Considering Epic's penchant for hiding hints about major events and world changes within the actual game, there may actually be a hidden treasure players have to find.

Paradox Dating App ARG Seems To Hint At Something Related To Vampire: The Masquerade Next Month

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Paradox Dating App ARG Seems To Hint At Something Related To Vampire: The Masquerade Next Month

Paradox Interactive seems to be teasing something related to Vampire: The Masquerade through an ARG revolving around a blood-based dating app, and something big could come from these teases next month.

A couple of weeks ago, we saw the launch of Tender (not to be confused with the actual, now-defunct food app Tender), a curious little dating app that, among other weird quirks, asks you for your blood type and matches you with nearby sick people. Not the best idea for a dating service on its own, PC Gamer reported you could sign into the app using your Paradox account, quickly making it clear it was an alternate reality game. Paradox purchased Vampire: The Masquerade creator White Wolf Publishing back in 2015, giving them control of the series. So if someone were to tease something related to that universe through an ARG, it'd be them.

Users quickly found hidden codes embedded within some of the videos in the app, as well as leaked memos from the CEO of Tender, "Malcolm Chandler," with the latest one, from about a week ago, making some interesting "announcements."

Paradox Dating App ARG Seems To Hint At Something Related To Vampire: The Masquerade Next Month

about X hours ago from
Paradox Dating App ARG Seems To Hint At Something Related To Vampire: The Masquerade Next Month

Paradox Interactive seems to be teasing something related to Vampire: The Masquerade through an ARG revolving around a blood-based dating app, and something big could come from these teases next month.

A couple of weeks ago, we saw the launch of Tender (not to be confused with the actual, now-defunct food app Tender), a curious little dating app that, among other weird quirks, asks you for your blood type and matches you with nearby sick people. Not the best idea for a dating service on its own, PC Gamer reported you could sign into the app using your Paradox account, quickly making it clear it was an alternate reality game. Paradox purchased Vampire: The Masquerade creator White Wolf Publishing back in 2015, giving them control of the series. So if someone were to tease something related to that universe through an ARG, it'd be them.

Users quickly found hidden codes embedded within some of the videos in the app, as well as leaked memos from the CEO of Tender, "Malcolm Chandler," with the latest one, from about a week ago, making some interesting "announcements."

Street Fighter V On PC Dropping PS4 Controller Support In Next Update, Will Use Steam's Native Controller Support Instead

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Street Fighter V On PC Dropping PS4 Controller Support In Next Update, Will Use Steam's Native Controller Support Instead

Capcom has announced it is dropping native DirectInput support for the PC version of Street Fighter V in its next update, opting instead of have use Steam's native support for PS4 controllers and other devices instead.

The company announced that the next update, which will drop next Wednesday, February 27 will remove the game's native support of the input method to "improve operation stability for DirectInput USB controllers used with the Steam version of the game." That sounds a bit strange, since it means that, according to Capcom if you use a DirectInput device (which includes PS4 controllers and several kinds of arcade sticks, especially older ones), "launching Street Fighter V after applying the update will result in the loss of controller functionality. So it'll be pretty stable in that it won't work at all.

Instead, you'll have to reconfigure your controller through Steam (the only way you can play SFV on PC). This involves following a few instructions outlined by Capcom:

Street Fighter V On PC Dropping PS4 Controller Support In Next Update, Will Use Steam's Native Controller Support Instead

about X hours ago from
Street Fighter V On PC Dropping PS4 Controller Support In Next Update, Will Use Steam's Native Controller Support Instead

Capcom has announced it is dropping native DirectInput support for the PC version of Street Fighter V in its next update, opting instead of have use Steam's native support for PS4 controllers and other devices instead.

The company announced that the next update, which will drop next Wednesday, February 27 will remove the game's native support of the input method to "improve operation stability for DirectInput USB controllers used with the Steam version of the game." That sounds a bit strange, since it means that, according to Capcom if you use a DirectInput device (which includes PS4 controllers and several kinds of arcade sticks, especially older ones), "launching Street Fighter V after applying the update will result in the loss of controller functionality. So it'll be pretty stable in that it won't work at all.

Instead, you'll have to reconfigure your controller through Steam (the only way you can play SFV on PC). This involves following a few instructions outlined by Capcom:

Microsoft Workers Demands Executives Terminate Contract For Using Hololens In Military Weaponry

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Microsoft Workers Demands Executives Terminate Contract For Using Hololens In Military Weaponry

A group of Microsoft workers, calling themselves "Microsoft Workers 4 Good" has released an open letter addressed to Microsoft executives Brad Smith (its chief legal officer) and Satya Nadella (its CEO), demanding they cancel the contract the company has in place with the United States army to implement Microsoft's HoloLens headset in the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), which the group considers a egregious misuse of the tech.

"We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used," the letter states in its opening paragraph. Back in November Bloomberg reported that Microsoft had signed a $479 million contract with the Army to develop augmented reality technology for use in combat. "Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions," a Microsoft spokesperson told the outlet at the time. "This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area.”

Microsoft Workers Demand Executives Terminate Contract For Using Hololens In Military Weaponry

about X hours ago from
Microsoft Workers Demand Executives Terminate Contract For Using Hololens In Military Weaponry

A group of Microsoft workers, calling themselves "Microsoft Workers 4 Good" has released an open letter addressed to Microsoft executives Brad Smith (its chief legal officer) and Satya Nadella (its CEO), demanding they cancel the contract the company has in place with the United States army to implement Microsoft's HoloLens headset in the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), which the group considers a egregious misuse of the tech.

"We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used," the letter states in its opening paragraph. Back in November Bloomberg reported that Microsoft had signed a $479 million contract with the Army to develop augmented reality technology for use in combat. "Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions," a Microsoft spokesperson told the outlet at the time. "This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area.”

Microsoft Workers Demand Executives Terminate Contract For Using Hololens In Military Weaponry

about X hours ago from
Microsoft Workers Demand Executives Terminate Contract For Using Hololens In Military Weaponry

A group of Microsoft workers, calling themselves "Microsoft Workers 4 Good" has released an open letter addressed to Microsoft executives Brad Smith (its chief legal officer) and Satya Nadella (its CEO), demanding they cancel the contract the company has in place with the United States army to implement Microsoft's HoloLens headset in the Army's Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS), which the group considers a egregious misuse of the tech.

"We did not sign up to develop weapons, and we demand a say in how our work is used," the letter states in its opening paragraph. Back in November Bloomberg reported that Microsoft had signed a $479 million contract with the Army to develop augmented reality technology for use in combat. "Augmented reality technology will provide troops with more and better information to make decisions," a Microsoft spokesperson told the outlet at the time. "This new work extends our longstanding, trusted relationship with the Department of Defense to this new area.”

Ubisoft Outlines How The Division 2's Clans Will Work

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Ubisoft Outlines How The Division 2's Clans Will Work

Ubisoft has announced details on how clans will work in the Division 2, and while the feature looks to be mostly on par with clan offerings in other games, there are some neat perks that come with maintaining these communities.

Clans are capped at 50 members, though Ubisoft specifies that means 50 accounts, and not characters. Players are free to link up to four characters with their account to earn clan bonuses. Members will be able to leave messages on the clan feed, leaders to pin messages, and coordinate events. There will also be clan voice channels allowing for up to 25 members to chat with each other separate from team chat.

Players won't be able to join a clan from the get-go, but will unlock the feature "early as a part The Division 2's story progression," Ubisoft notes. If you're not planning to create one featuring your friends and regular allies, you can search out clans based on certain requirements, including what types of activities you want to focus on, active time frames, general attitude (are you highly competitive, or just looking to relax?), language, region, and whether you'd like everyone to have a microphone.