Chris Roberts: Star Citizen gameplay 'is not a pipe dream'

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Chris Roberts: Star Citizen gameplay 'is not a pipe dream'

Last week a Star Citizen player made a video about its atmospheric room system, which has been in the works for four years, expressing frustration with the amount of progress made. Cloud Imperium Games director Chris Roberts replied on the Star Citizen forum, saying that the systemic approach being taken would mean more emergent possibilities, but "The downside of this approach is that it takes longer to see results as opposed to scripting actions as you have to build the fundamental systems first and have them interact with each other before the full extent of the gameplay becomes apparent."

Nvidia confirms $40 billion ARM acquisition

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Nvidia confirms $40 billion ARM acquisition

The rumors are true: Nvidia has announced it will acquire UK chip designer ARM Limited for a worth of $40 billion. The acquisition is still awaiting regulatory approval, but it will see the Cambridge-based business transfer to Nvidia from SoftBank Group, who purchased ARM for $32 billion in 2016.

Borderlands' fictional, joke tabletop RPG will soon be a real tabletop RPG

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Borderlands' fictional, joke tabletop RPG will soon be a real tabletop RPG

Back in the time of Borderlands 2 there was a DLC where one of the characters ran a fictional tabletop RPG called Bunkers & Badasses for the others. What began then as a joke will now be an actual tabletop RPG which you can purchase and play. Here's the official description: "Based on the game-within-a-game from Gearbox Entertainment's Borderlands series, Bunkers & Badasses is tabletop roleplaying unlike anyone’s ever done before!" 

Nobody knows when Extreme Rise of the Triad released, including its developer

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Nobody knows when Extreme Rise of the Triad released, including its developer

Back in 1995 there was this FPS called Rise of the Triad, right? People liked it. So then it got an expansion, Extreme Rise of the Triad, that added 40-some new levels to blast through. These expansion levels were designed by Joe Siegler and Tom Hall, who worked for Apogee, a company that you might now know as 3D Realms. 

Here's Warcraft Flight Simulator, I guess

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Here's Warcraft Flight Simulator, I guess

The WeakAuras add-on lets you modify the World of Warcraft UI with custom graphics. There are plenty of things you could do with that, but one I did not expect to see was WoW being transformed into a flight sim with a South Park aesthetic. But that's what Redditor Fumbleturkey did, demonstrating it with a video titled "I can't afford Microsoft's delicious Flight Simulator" that shows them taking off from the Borean Tundra flight path, then landing and casting some spells which are animated as kicks and flipping the bird.

Farmlife roguelike Atomicrops' Epic exclusivity is ending, and it's adding new stuff

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Farmlife roguelike Atomicrops' Epic exclusivity is ending, and it's adding new stuff

Atomicrops isn't like those other farmlife sims where you inherit your grandfather's farm. No, in Atomicrops you inherit your dead uncle's farm. It's completely different! Actually, what makes it different is that as soon as you inherit that farm a nuclear war starts and you have to defend your farm from mutants every night, working your way through seasonal bosses until you make it to Nuclear Winter. Or die trying and start again.