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Rockstar has outlined how the GameSpy closure will affect games. GTA 5 is business as usual while almost everything else will be losing features, and in some cases multiplayer itself on certain formats.
There's a lot on the way in today's new 1.7 update for PS4. As well as the end of HDCP and all the video related stuff there's a ton of new features and options including the much requested ability to dim the DualShock light.
You can thank Fernando Mendonça for making these Disney versions of both Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister (after the click). I would pay actual money to see this as a film with proper, old fashioned hand drawn animation. Oh God, just thinking about it nearly hurts.
There's weird stuff going on in Watch Dogs. Joining the Spider Tank in the 'where does that fit in' box is a new mission that has you hunting cyborgs. The season pass also introduces more single player content, gear and you'll get everything earlier and cheaper.
People complaining about unfair guns in Call Of Duty is nothing new but recent changes to the Bizon sub-machine gun have seen it banned from competitive events and Infinity Ward rushing to fix the issue.
I just… I don't even… "You are forgotten", hangs on the screen. I need a hug. This is the result of 'solving' death in Notch's tiny little browser game, Drowning. Even that is being solved, a percentage ticking up like a runaway counter. I dread to think where this is going.
Chris Carlson is one of those 3D artists that draws holes in the street. You know what I mean. Here he's turned his incredible grasp of perspective to a hand-drawn animated version of Snake, drawn entirely in chalk. The illusion's impressively strong.
The constraints of fitting Salvaged's two-screen shtick on camera means I'm not actually in this video, just my hand. It's a good hand though and it presses buttons well so I think you'll get on. Here it is guiding a four man team through an alien infested ship in search of loot and a black box.
It takes a little over two hours according to YouTuber 8-Bit Bastard, but fortunately the powers of time lapse means you can skip through it all in two and a half minutes. The team describe it as, "quite possibly the stupidest thing we've ever done".