Fortnightmares Is Finally Over

Epic Games has been teasing that something big will be happening today (November 14th 2018). By showing off pictures of the cube that’s been giving birth to all the monsters. Some players even noticed that the cube had a giant cracks in it, leading everyone to believe it’s going to break. Epic Games had been very vocal on telling fans to get on today at a certain time to see a one time only event. Much like last season 4 when the missile shot up in the sky.

So come time when this event was suppose to happen you had players come around just to see this play out. It felt like half the server was at the floating house at once was loot lake. Everyone waiting for something, while there was a few trolls racking up easy kills. The cube began to glow bright purple, faster and faster until it had happened.

The cube exploded and the sky turned bright with light taking over the full screen. It looked like a nuclear missile had went off. As the whiteness cleared up it spawned you into this white abyss. You couldn’t draw your weapon or anything all you could do was move around and see everyone else around you do the same. It looked like something out of the matrix which was pretty cool. But one thing you could see was this strange butterfly looking thing floating around you.

Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez

 

Once it got close to you it started a cinematic in which your character gets close to it and touches it. One you do touch it it rifts you back into the main game along with everyone else. One of the first things you notice is that along with the cube all the monsters are no longer there. Marking the end of Fortnitemares.

Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez

 

And if you look from a distance you’ll see a rainbow floating above in the sky maybe to symbolize a new start? It’s unclear what any of this meant but one thing for sure was it was fun watching it. And more than likely in the coming weeks near the end of season 6 Epic Games will tell us what it meant.

Photo Credit: Luis Gutierrez
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LA Comic Con Recap

Los Angeles Comic Con is an annual event held every year in the Los Angeles convention center, that brings people of all walks of life together. The event itself isn’t just catered to comic fans. But to anyone who has an interest in what is considered “nerdy” or “geeky” stuff. But it isn’t just for that as well LACC (LA Comic Con) is a great place to bring your friends, family, or even date. It’s an overall fun experience and everyone who’s anyone should come to see what all hype is about.

LA Comic Con has no age limit on cosplay. And welcomes people of all ages to join in on the fun.

This year was a major improvement in comparison to last years event. Right off the bat the most noticeable thing was the main stage; for the past few years they’ve had it on the right side of the convention center. But this year it was right dab in the center of the convention so it was easier to get too. For a lot of the front runners they had a ton of Marvel stars as well as Steven Universe voice actors. Which got fans to go crazy. Both fan bases were as equally loud and excited to see their favorite stars in person. A great way they improved from last year was all of the main headliners were there for a quite some time. As opposed to last year when some people literally came and left, so it was nice to see them improve on this.

 

If you didn’t really care about the main guest they had. Tons of people from all different forms of media came as guests. For example, if you’re a fan of Danny Trejo and love the guy, he was there! And let’s be honest who doesn’t love that man. Or if you just really love the Power Rangers you could see one of many there in person. The list could go on and on with all the guests they had, but this year was next level improvement. Love anime and cartoons? Because they had tons of american voice actors and actresses who were more than happy to have a meet and greet with fans. They set the bar pretty high this year. I can’t wait to see who they invite next year.

Although this Wall-e was not on sale. These were one of many robots shown off at the convention. For hopes to further promote there clubs so people can join.

But even if you didn’t care about the headliners. And just wanted to go to buy stuff, you’re set. They had tons of vendors and artist giving away some amazing stuff. For prices that’ll have you thinking you’re stealing from them. With all the time and effort these artists put into their work, it’s easy to get lost in it. If you want some comics all you have to do is look and you’re guaranteed to find current reads for super cheap. Or even some super rare ones that you had a hard time hunting will almost be there just waiting for you. So if you go in with a set budge it’s going to take a lot of willpower to keep to it with all the amazing things you’ll find inside the con.

It was pretty hard to not have a good time, there was so much to do. All the panels they had were great. Although it did suck that some of them were happening at the same time. Making you choose between one or the other. But other than that they were great! This year was definitely one of best events LA had to offer and next year will be just as fun. As previously stated before, if you can attend this event you should!

The LA convention has been the home for LA Comic Con for over 8 years.

ESPN Will Have Ninja on this issue cover

Being considered a “professional gamer” usually has a funny tone to it. But now with E-Sports on the rise that has been going away. Colleges are offering scholarships to play video games on their behalf, and people are even scouted to play in pro-leagues. With huge followings and fan base.

As stated before it has been an uphill battle to be taken a little serious. But one man has helped change the mind of the general public. That man is the fortnite super star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, he did a stream with Drake a few months ago and that skyrocketed him to fame. After that he became the face of gaming and broke record after record for having so many people watch him.

With all this fame came tons of sponsorship like Redbull and even Samsung. With all these partnerships it has only helped him grow as a streamer/public figure. Almost everyone who plays fortnite knows the name Ninja and what he can do in the game.

This past tuesday (Sept 17) he had announced on twitter that he will be on the cover of ESPN. This is huge because he will be the first Pro Gamer to ever be on the cover of. It is important to add that ESPN does cover ESports but has never put anyone in the field on the cover. This issue will focus a little more on gaming, as well as an in depth story of what goes on behind the scenes as he streams. As well as what he plans to do in the future and his day to day life.

The magazine hits stores friday Sept. 21

Dead Rising Studio Capcom Vancouver Shuts Down

Capcom is shutting down one of it’s biggest studios. That being the Vancouver one mainly known for Dead Rising. They were already facing troubles having to lay off a number of people this year and today Sept 18th 2018 they announced they would be closing the studio.

Capcom is saying that 158 people will be losing their job due to it closing. “A skeleton crew will remain until January 2019 to finalize closure operations and logistics”.

As previously stated the studio was mainly known for the Dead Rising franchise. A game that pinned you up against hordes of zombies, that allowed you to use literally everything as a weapon to defend yourself. Although the game was made in japan the sequels were made in Vancouver with a new one in the works.

In february the company had to lay off 30% of its staff. And Capcom had this to say “the team is continuing to work hard to support the recent release of Puzzle Fighter for mobile and is dedicated to its flagship Dead Rising series.”.

As for Dead Rising it’s still unknown what will happen to the game. The main studio did shut down but Capcom still has it. As for all the workers who had lost their jobs a good number of them are heading over to EA.

“We appreciate the hard work and contributions of all the studio team members in creating unforgettable gameplay experiences for the Dead Rising series and Puzzle Fighter,”. Said by a Capcom rep.

Cute Spider-Man Easter Egg Gone Wrong

If you own a PS4 or are in the slightest know of the gaming community, then you know all about the massive Spider-Man game by Insomniac. The game has been a massive hit in such the short time it’s been out. As with every great game people love to look behind every corner to find a nice juicy Easter Egg.

Per usual the gaming community found one. And it was someone asking his girlfriend to marry him. It was written on the marquee of a movie theatre. You may be thinking “how cute” but this story gets a little depressing.

It all started when a Youtuber/Twitch Streamer Tyler Schultz tweeted at some Spider-Man developers. He had ask them to put his proposal in the game and they actually responded to him and put it in the actual game!

Since the launch of the game the fans were loving the fact that Insomniac actually did it. Even sending love to Maddie the girl who was being asked to be married. But soon after the release of the game Schultz had went on and said things didn’t work out between them.

He even posted a video saying “the saddest Easter egg”-”Where do I start? I love this girl, we’ve been together for five years. I think the time is ready that I want to take that next step”. He went on to explain how they ended things. “My girlfriend dumped me to go out with my brother”-”This isn’t even the way she wanted to be proposed to, and left me”.

Although it does have a bit of a sad ending he has Schultz is happy that the game did put in it it. And hopes that this has maybe inspired other people to maybe do the same.

Microsoft will be officially publishing Playerunknown’s Battleground for Xbox

If you consider yourself a gamer I’m willing to say, that you’ve heard of the massive hit PlayersUnknown for the PC. This game has taken the internet by storm with 8 million copies sold since March! The indie shooter has been considered by many one of the best games to come out of 2017, with a growing player base.

 

If you haven’t heard or seen gameplay of it, it’s a simple game to understand. You can play with friends or go solo but you’re dropped off on a deserted island with 100 other players. The objective of the game is to be the last man or team standing while surviving a onslaught of the other players trying to kill you with weapons they’ve looted, or run you over with vehicles they’ve found. All while trying not to be murdered by your fellow players the map will close in forcing you to close in on other players, if you decide not to cooperate you’ll be killed by the game. In a nutshell that’s the game.

 

Since E3 Playersuknown or PUBG for short had made the announcement that it will be coming Xbox One as an exclusive, making a lot of gamers thrilled. As of right now PUBG has been solely on the PC and hasn’t been on any console.

 

The PlayerUnknown himself Brendan Greene has come out, and officially state that Microsoft Studios will be the official publisher for console So now his development team Korean Studio Bluehole have the full dispense of Microsoft at their use. So it’s no doubt that the game will strive to be better than ever now. So now with the full help of Microsoft it’s almost certain they will hit their expected release date of late 2017, and you can almost guarantee that it’ll be getting tripple A treatment since this is one of Microsoft’s biggest exclusives coming this fourth quarter. It’s still very unclear though if this will be coming out on playstation or not.

Google Buys Owlchemy Labs

Early today (May 10th) Google announced their purchase of Owlchemy Labs. For those of you who don’t know who they are, they’re the creators behind Job Simulator, and Rick and Morty:Virtual Rick-ality. They’ll be releasing a few VR games for a couple of different platforms. It’s also important to add that Google has bought a couple of other studios such as Tilt Brush, Skillman, & Hackett back in 2015. Other VR companies.

“We have a slate of original games that we have in production and prototyping phase, and we’re going to continue to do that” said by the co-found Alex Schwartz.

Schwartz then added“We’re very excited to continue to do that with the support of Google behind us”

Owlchemy is mostly known for developing games that mimic real hand movements. They try there best to give you a real immersive VR experience. And with a recent blog post it seems that they’re going to keep true to their roots.

Schwartz stated “Continuing to focus on hand interactions and high quality user experiences, like with Job Simulator.” -”Kind of our key factor”

This goes hand in hand with google current VR platform, Daydream which uses a remote that involves moment. Much like the Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive. The VR and AR(Augmented Reality) engineering director Relja Markovic has high hopes for his this purchase. Stating “ We have a pretty big vision”. Markovic then went on to say “Daydream’s a great production-I love daydream. But there will be many, many things that come after that.”

What he truly meant by that is anyone’s guess and could be interpreted any way. Even though Google is making all these big moves it has made some VR experiences for people who do not own Google headsets like Tilt Brush, and Google Earth. But with all the recent moves made by Google it seems to be that they are moving into making something bigger with their current Platform Daydream.

Schwartz and Markovic will still deal heavily the VR development community, sharing their knowledge and best practices. As well as potentially contributing to Google’s experimental Daydream Lab programs.

It’s important to note that Owlchemy didn’t start off as a VR studio at all. When they began back in 2011 they made indie games and they caught a lot of attention with their controversial game Smuggle Truck. But they decided to make VR games when Oculus released a VR kit, making Job Simulator that was available on all major VR platforms. The game did so good it passed $3million in sales at the start of 2017.