The Elder Scrolls Online and Titanfall's War Games map gets gorgeous new screenshots (which you can see in the video above), Nintendo announces three new things that are bound to make you happy, and Ubisoft totally teases us talking about making a possible Watch Dogs sequel. I also unveil our Fix Fan of the Week and detail how you can become one!
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Screens of the new map War Games and details about what it will explore.
Check The Elder Scrolls Online first adventure zone in these new screenshots!
If you can't afford a plane ticket to Denmark, you can at least explore its more geometric clone in Minecraft. Denmark's Ministry of Environment has recreated the entire country in the popular building game, using maps and elevation data for reference.
Danish site DR.DK (via VentureBeat) reports that the file size for the ambitious project is about 1TB, consisting of 4 trillion individual bricks. The actual country is roughly 43,000 square kilometers. The Ministry's Simon Kokkendor and Thorbjørn Nielsen created the model by feeding the map data into an algorithm that created it in Minecraft automatically. Since this is based on topographic data, it probably lacks modeling for individual buildings.
After 57 straight wins, and winning three tournaments -- 3v3 Last Titan Standing, 4v4 Last Titan Standing, and 5v5 Variant -- we're playing in a Single Elimination event with 64 teams.
The 6v6 tournament is three games per round, and you can catch us streaming matches live right on this page from IGN's Twitch.TV channel.
Wanna call attention to your science fiction card game? Not many better ways to do that than by licensing one of the biggest franchises in the genre, Star Trek: The Next Generation. That's what Infinity Wars, a digital collectible card game, has accomplished. It's releasing a TNG expansion in May, supplementing the game's six existing factions with two new ones: the Klingons and the Federation. I've never heard of a game landing a major license after it's been released—Infinity Wars has been on Steam Early Access for around a month—so this piqued my curiosity.
The most surprising thing about the addition of Star Trek to Infinity Wars is just how different the tone of the existing game world is from Star Trek's. The currently existing factions include militant religious fanatics, undead techno-zombies, and Mass Death-casting demon worshippers. There are also violent-but-cute animals. The net effect feels much more like the brutal mystical universe of Warhammer 40k than the rational utopianism of Star Trek.
The rumored and teased Just Cause 3 may be released next year by Square Enix.
Christofer Sundberg, founder and chief creative office at Avalanche Studios, lists an unannounced sandbox action game on his LinkedIn profile, purportedly created by Avalanche Studios New York and published by Square Enix. Sundberg describes the project as a "new installment in a very well-known game series. The game ... is scheduled for completion in June 2015 for next-generation console platforms."
Over a year ago, Kotaku columnist Superannuation reported that the link for the unannounced project went to the Just Cause website, which was a cute but unsubtle hint that the game is Just Cause 3. Since then, though, Sundberg has altered the link to go to Avalanche's website.
- New highly customisable terrain generation! (Create new world -> “World Type: Customized”)
- New customisable world borders! Check out the /worldborder command.
- Lots of bug fixes, performance gains and code cleaning-upper-izing.
To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).
Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.
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Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment today released the first images of War Games, one of the new maps coming to the game next month as part of the Expedition DLC, which was announced earlier this month at PAX East. War Games, described as a "parkour playground," is based in a virtual reality world where Pilots compete in simulated environments of Angel City, Rise, and Airbase Sierra.
The IMC will start in an Airbase-style structure, featuring working Marvins and a tank repair garage. The Militia, on the other hand, start off in an environment based on Angel City, but featuring new night time twist. Respawn says in a blog post that War Games is one of the game's "most wallrunning friendly maps" the developer has ever created. You can read more about War Games on the Titanfall website.
War Games is one of three new maps coming to Titanfall through the upcoming Expedition DLC. The other two are called Swampland and Runoff, though Respawn hasn't said much about these maps yet.
The Expedition DLC is included with the $25 Titanfall DLC Pass and can be purchased separately for $10. A new 2v2 Last Titan Standing mode is also coming to Titanfall sometime in the future and will be available as a free download for all players.
Titanfall launched for Xbox One and PC on March 11 and was the top-selling game overall in the United States during the month. The Xbox 360 version was released on April 8. For more on Titanfall, be sure to read GameSpot's previous coverage.Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuchGot a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Game Scoop! -- IGN's video game talk show -- is about to level up. The show turns 300 on Friday, April 25th. Please join us for a special live streaming event. We'll be taking your questions live, giving away a PS4 with a copy of Watch Dogs, and getting into other shenanigans.
What: Game Scoop! Episode 300 Live
Where: Right here in this article.
When: Friday, April 25th, 11AM Pacific (7PM London)
Why: Chat with the Game Scoop! crew live and maybe win yourself a PS4 with a copy of Watch Dogs!
Unreal Engine 4's 4.1 update brings with it development support for SteamOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux, and a plethora of other improvements and additions to the engine.
Members of Microsoft's ID@Xbox indie program and registered PlayStation developers using the engine will receive access to the UE4 source code at no extra cost. Additionally, the update includes new content level examples, tutorials, rolling and flying templates, an asset deletion assistant, an undo history window, and bug fixes. For more information on the update, check out the release notes.
During the Game Developers Conference 2014, Epic Games announced that the Unreal Engine 4 would adopt a subscription model to make its engine more accessible.