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PSN DOWN – Server status latest as PS4 online gaming service not working for HUNDREDS | Gaming | Entertainment

UPDATE ONE: Down Detector has received reports from thousands of PSN users reporting the PS4 online gaming service is down today. The independent website first received reports that PSN is down after 9.30pm BST. Since then the number of reports of PSN down surged from a few hundred to a peak of more than 1,500 at that particular moment. According to their outage map, the PSN issues are affecting users in the UK, Europe and …

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Starborne is a massively multiplayer strategy game from former EVE Online devs

Here’s a mouthful for you: Starborne is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer, 4X space strategy game where rounds last six months. Such is the ambition of Solid Clouds, an indie studio based in Iceland and headed by designers like Ásgeir Ásgeirsson, EVE Online’s former art director, and Hrafnkell Óskarsson, who played a major role in EVE’s lore and design.  Solid Clouds wants to fill a perceived void between multiplayer games and 4X strategy games. Inspired by …

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Gilbreth column: Some ‘fatherly’ advice on online gaming | Columnists

Here’s a bit of irony. As I mentioned in a recent column, I’ve been around for awhile and whereas I may not have seen it all, I’ve seen a lot of it. And one might think that with such “experience” one would be generally abreast of trends spanning the generations. The irony is that experience (i.e. age) and younger generational whims are somewhat mutually exclusive and to the extent that experience doesn’t amount to squat. …

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Gaming company taking off | Otago Daily Times Online News

Dunedin gaming company RocketWerkz is skyrocketing. Just two years after opening in Dunedin, the company has gone from three employees to 43 full-time staff,  and founder and chief executive Dean Hall expects to have up to 150 working at the company within the next two years. “We’ve definitely been in our expansion phase.” He put the  speed of growth down to perfecting the company’s creative process. “When we started out, we had trouble getting our …

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All Xbox One and Xbox 360 users can play online for free this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 6 October 2017 18:48 GMT Xbox users can play online for free this weekend without regardless of Xbox Live status. From now through Monday, October 9 at 11:59 pm PT, 2:59 am ET (October 10) Xbox One and Xbox 360 users can play any game they own online. Xbox Live Gold membership not required. This will come in handy for those who wish to give the Star Wars Battlefront 2 open …

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, due on Steam February 8th, looks like an anime Mass Effect

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the greatest fan of popular anime series Sword Art Online, but this just-released Japanese gameplay trailer for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet has officially caught my eye. It showcases an interesting mix of third-person shooting, RPG stat-crunching, grappling hook-aided mobility and fighting a lot of robots of varying scale, including ‘enormous and stompy’; the best size for a robot …

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I-Team: Is online gaming making your child racist?

Is online gaming making your child racist? We take a look in the I-Team special report, ‘Recruiting Racism.’ KALAMAZOO, Mich. —  The Rev. Nathan Dennison is a self-proclaimed online gamer. Plugging in and playing away can be relaxing, but what Dannison has heard through his television is alarming. “I have heard some racist stuff come out of the mouths of kids. Voices that sound like they’re 10, 11 years old and I want to know–where …

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Online toxicity is why the industry is so secretive, say developers

Players want more openness and communication from developers in order to understand the process of making games better. Many players are also willing to throw an obscene amount of abuse at developers, be it for dodgy animations, poor promises, or the mere existence of DLC. In a Twitter thread this week, Charles Randall – a game developer with seven years at Ubisoft and several elsewhere – explains why that toxicity means developers can’t be candid …

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Gunshots fired in Garfield Heights after Xbox One sale arranged online becomes robbery

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – Detectives are working to identify a man who shot at two teens who arranged to buy a video game system from someone they met online, police said. The 17-year-old boys were not harmed during the attempted robbery that happened Saturday in Garfield Heights, according to a police report. The teens, who are from Eastlake, went to Garfield Heights to buy an Xbox One from a man they contacted through the online …

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Without rampant homophobia in online gaming, I might forget I’m gay

Some of us need a constant reminder It’s not easy being a single man in the city in 2017. There is so much stress to deal with from work, commute, trying to spend time with friends, exercising, eating right, finances, and always trying to improve yourself that it’s possible your brain may become so overloaded that you begin to forget important facts. With so much going on 24/7 for me, it’s easy to miss scheduled doctors appointments, …

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Mod that adds online play to Super Mario 64 draws Nintendo’s ire

Enlarge / A shot from the trailer for Super Mario 64 Online, which has since been taken down from YouTube by a Nintendo DMCA request. Nintendo has issued a number of DMCA copyright takedown notices aimed at hindering a popular mod that adds online play to a PC-emulated version of Super Mario 64, letting up to 24 players run around the game’s world together as a number of different characters. ROM hacker Kaze Emanuar says Nintendo …

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Nintendo Files Copyright Strikes Against Super Mario 64 Online

Nintendo has issued copyright strikes against multiple accounts belonging to a well-known Super Mario 64 ROM hacker, days after the release of his newest project, a multiplayer hack called Super Mario 64 Online. As of this morning, you can no longer download Super Mario 64 Online or even watch its creator’s videos of gameplay footage. Kaze Emanuar, who has been developing mods and hacks for Super Mario 64 for years, said he received a batch …

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Despite DMCA tussle, Super Mario 64 Online adds 24-player co-op to the N64 classic

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The PC is a strange and wonderful platform. It is where all other games go to die, have the code picked from their bones and be reborn, more powerful and terrifying than ever before. We’ve all wanted to play Super Mario 64 with our friends before, and now thanks to the tireless (and Patreon-funded) work of prolific modder Kaze Emanuar, we can. And it works great. Consoles may be horning …

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Free Steam keys: Start a new life by winning medieval world sim Wild Terra Online!

If you need a game to help you escape the terrifying daily barrage of reality then look no further than Wild Terra Online. Being an online medieval simulator it has none of the nuclear missile threats being bandied around that can so easily ruin your day. Fancy starting a new life? Wild Terra Online will let you. Everything in its world is created by its players – there are no pre-built castles, roads, or towns; …

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Black Desert Online has sold more than 530,000 copies on Steam, has 7.65 million registered users

If you’ve paid any attention to Steam’s most popular games listing, you might have noticed Black Desert Online has, surprisingly, occupied a top spot for months now. Despite launching all the way back in May, the MMO continues to be a huge hit. Right now, its developer, Pearl Abyss, is seeking a listing on the Korean Stock Exchange. As a result, they’ve released some interesting details in a recent that charts just how successful the …

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