Using WoW Classic’s repeat instance bug? You’ll face “punitive measures”
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 12:17
It looks like some World of Warcraft Classic players might not have been playing fair. Developer Blizzard has said that it’s identified a bug in the game that has meant people can farm final dungeon bosses over and over, without having to re-do the mobs leading up to them in the instance. The studio has created a fix for the problem, but it’s said it’ll also be looking for those who exploited it intentionally and will be handing out some “appropriate” punishments. On the WoW Classic forums (via WoWhead), Blizzard says “we’ve recently become aware of a bug that could be exploited to allow instanced encounters to be completed repeatedly. We have developed a fix for the issue, and we are in the process of deploying it worldwide.” It also adds that “as soon as possible, we will identify those who knowingly abused this bug in exploitative manner. We will then take appropriate punitive measures,” reminding the community that it defines cheating in-game as “methods not expressly authorised by Blizzard, influencing and/or facilitating the gameplay, including exploits of any in-game bugs, and thereby granting you and/or any other user an advantage over other players not using such methods.”
 
Microsoft strikes again… Windows 10 game audio and networking b0rked
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 13:02
Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 patch is wreaking havoc on some users PCs. Unfortunately Windows 10 is under a witches’ curse, never to release a bug-free update ever again, and the latest September 10 update to 1903 intended to solve some problems in the system has instead been found to wipe out network connectivity and some in-game audio for a number of users. Users across Reddit have reported that their network adaptors are no longer extant once the latest cumulative update from Microsoft is installed (via Windows Latest). And even reinstalling the drivers manually will not bring them back from the abyss. Not to worry, if you’ve been affected by the driver mix-up and have lost connectivity – and are reading this thanks to mobile data – then Microsoft currently recommends disabling and re-enabling the device from with Device Manager. This will potentially restore connectivity for that session (re: you’ll need to do this every boot). However, a more permanent solution is to rollback your Windows 10 install to the previous build while Microsoft works on a fix.
 
Chernobylite enters early access next month
Monday, 16 September 2019 14:44
Since their succesful Kickstarter bagged double their target, Poland-based The Farm 51 have announced that their ambitious Stalker-esque survival horror Chernobylite will enter Steam Early Access on the 16th of October, with a full release an estimated 10 to 14 months later. It’s a game, not a mineral or a low-calorie power plant. By 2030, […]
 
EverQuest rolling back to day one thanks to fan server Project 1999
Monday, 16 September 2019 16:34
Twenty years of EverQuest, blimey! I’d have been four years old when that came out, too young to experience the harsh and clunky fantasy world that made World of Warcraft a shocking breeze when it hit. A fresh-faced baby, free from worrying about losing all my boar teeth and experience points on death. EverQuest is […]
 
We fed game characters into a ‘neural net' and it told us who they were with an astonishing 15% accuracy
Monday, 16 September 2019 17:08
Those of you chained to the churning wheel of the internet might have seen this facial recognition algorithm thingo doing the rounds. It’s called ImageNet Roulette, and it’s basically a website where you feed in a photo of your human face and see what the cybergods of our terrible future make of you. But it’s […]
 
Over 112 million dirt enthusiasts are playing Minecraft every month
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:31
For whatever reason, Minecraft had a bit of a moment this summer. We got on board ourselves, with Nate setting up a pleasant little RPS server last month. It had been a hot minute since I’d last dived into Minecraft, but we had a proper great time: I helped a hermit rescue dogs from the […]
 
Steam Charts: Hard Boiled Wisdom Edition
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:43
We’ve had a few people asking how to get these stupid annoying articles out of the news feed for their favourite games on Steam. Read on to learn more…
 
Eve Online lifts nullsec blackout, ending experiment into chaos
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:39
Since July, players lurking in the darkest and crimeiest corners of Eve Online have been denied a valuable tool for surviving nullsec: seeing who else is in the same solar system. The “nullsec local blackout” meant that players had to speak in the local chat before they were counted and revealed to everyone else around, […]
 
A new Fallout 4 mod lets you pet any dog, any time
Monday, 16 September 2019 19:54
Despite the return of trusty companion Dogmeat, Fallout 4 didn’t ship with the ability to handle any hounds. Shocking, I know. In a world where dog-rating Twitter accounts are tangibly changing the shape of games, who can afford to take any chances? Like so many things in Fallout, mods have arrived to fix this injustice.
 
Wot I Think: Borderlands 3
Monday, 16 September 2019 20:00
Developer: Gearbox Software Publisher: 2K games Release: Out now On: Windows From: Epic Store Price: £50/$60/€60 Twenty hours into Borderlands 3, in the jungle-drowned innards of a crashed starship, Moze finally opened up. Until that point, we only knew she was a war lass with a big mech. During a bit of scripted mission patter […]
 
Fatal Call Of Duty swatting co-conspirator lands 15 months behind bars
Monday, 16 September 2019 21:58
In December 2017, a scuffle over a $1.50 (£1.15) bet on a Call of Duty: WWII match ended in a man’s death. As Casey Viner and Shane Gaskill’s little dispute came to a head, Viner recruited veteran swatter Tyler Bariss to swat Gaskill – who had conveniently provided his own address to do so. Gaskill, […]
 
Have You Played… Q.U.B.E?
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 09:30
Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time… Q.U.B.E is what Portal might have been if it was about different coloured blocks instead of different coloured interdimensional doorways. Both take place in sterile test chambers lined with gleaming white tiles, and both involve solving […]
 
Modder Superior: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Anomaly is the next best thing to a sequel
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 11:30
Every other Monday, Dominic gives you a reason to dust off one of your old games and dive into its mods with Modder Superior. The past few years have been amazing for fans of the gritty survival shooter sandbox series S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Between a vague but permissive modding agreement and an engine-code leak, fans had all […]
 
Total War: Three Kingdoms revising plans following Eight Princes DLC feedback
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:22
How curious it was the first DLC following the mega-hit launch of Total War: Three Kingdoms skipped past the end of the Three Kingdoms era to tell a story of a follow-up civil war. Developers Creative Assembly now suggest that the Eight Princes DLC was perhaps a misstep, and say they’re bending their plans following […]
 
Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version getting Undertale DLC
Sunday, 15 September 2019 16:44
The super fun looking Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version! is getting a special downloadable content pack on the 10th October. It is an Undertale mashup and it adds three new songs for you to play your way through. Japanese Nintendo reports that the three songs included within the special DLC package are MEGALOVANIA, Heartache, […]
 
Video: Live-action trailer unveiled for Mario Kart Tour
Monday, 16 September 2019 01:38
Mario Kart Tour is about 10 days away from launch! To celebrate the upcoming release, Nintendo has unveiled a live-action trailer in which a bunch of Toads are hard at work constructing the Tokyo course. You can check it out in the embedded video below. Mario Kart Tour is on track to arrive on September […]
 
UK charts for 16th September 2019
Monday, 16 September 2019 12:48
It is the start of a new week so it is time to check out how the various software releases have performed in the United Kingdom. It’s that time of the year when the new releases start flowing and this week has seen 4 new releases in the top ten. The best-seller this week was […]
 
Unova region Pokemon heading to Pokemon GO today
Monday, 16 September 2019 17:56
The official Pokemon GO account has announced that Unova region Pokemon will be coming to Pokemon GO today. You’ll be able to find Pokemon such as Snivey, Tepig and Oshawott today in the hit augmented reality mobile video game. The Pokemon from the Nintendo DS title Pokemon Black & White will be appearing in Pokemon […]
 
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 introduces Dream Events
Monday, 16 September 2019 18:02
SEGA has introduced a new series of events for the upcoming Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. These are titled Dream Events, and as the name suggests, they are a fresh take on sports including racing on a hoverboard. Take a look at some of these events in a freshly prepared trailer: […]
 
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