It’s WAR! Drifters attack players in EVE Online
Oh the carnage! Oh the ISK! EVE Online players are coming under a sustained attack from previously passive – although incredibly deadly – Drifter ships: The usually benign NPC faction has decided it’s had enough of human players and their space-faring ways.
Battleships from the faction have begun launching coordinated strikes against player ships and player-owned installations. Usually this kind of event is announced by developer CCP Games so everyone gets a heads up on the impending and quite costly affair. No word this time.
Keep calm, and carry on fleeing
Several dozen Drifter vessels now roam around in fleets as they go about their campaign of destruction. Not even escape pods are safe as they blast everything in sight. The timing of this attack couldn’t be worse for some players as they’re already left nursing costly wounds from PvP skirmishes. EVE Online is quite notorious for its player-on-player backstabbing and intrigue.
What’s CCP up to? The EVE Online economy is sure to take a walloping from this.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which comet features in Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet?
- Halley’s Comet
- Howard’s Comet
- Gallia’s Comet
- It’s just called “The Comet”
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Doctor Who: The Edge of Time introduces new monster
A full feature-length Doctor Who adventure awaits virtual reality gamers in The Edge of Time, which launches for PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and the Vive Cosmos. The VR adventure introduces a brand-new race of monsters – the Hydrorks – alongside Weeping Angels and – of course – Daleks, all of whom are revealed in a series of behind-the-scenes teasers. Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time is out September 2019.
Deliver Us The Moon packaged for PC and console
Action, adventure, sci-fi – it’s all packed together in Deliver Us The Moon and getting shipped out to PC and console later in 2019. KeokeN Interactive envisions a future where Earth’s resources are nearly depleted, forcing a typically divided humanity to work together and form the Worldwide Space Agency. The plan? To colonize the moon, and use it as a power source. What could go wrong?
Dante ‘too cool’ for Umbrella Corp. squares
Capcom’s action-packed Devil May Cry series actually started life as an entry in another well-established series: What eventually became the first Devil May Cry game was originally supposed to become Resident Evil 4! How could it turn out this way?
It all started with Capcom’s desire for a more action-focused Resident Evil game, and series writer
It started when there were internal calls for a more action-focused Resident Evil, and so writer Noboru Sugimura came up with a scenario following game director Hideki Kamiya’s new idea: A mystery revolving around the main character’s body! The story would revolve around protagonist Tony investigating why he’s so much stronger, smarter (and presumably cooler) than everyone else.
Finding his best angle
Since a fixed camera angle didn’t really fit Tony’s more dynamic and action-oriented adventure, the developers opted for a fully 3D game world with a more flexible camera. This drastic change to the Resident Evil formula meant the team needed a new level design approach, leading them to go to the UK to study gothic architecture. However, Tony’s super-powers and fighting style didn’t really fit with Resident Evil’s survival-horror gameplay.
Thus, Devil May Cry was born. Sugimura’s original scenario was shelved in favour of a whole new universe teeming with demons, drawing inspiration from The Divine Comedy by Florentine poet Dante Alighieri. Tony was renamed Dante in his honor, and the rest is history.
Devil May Cry was announced in November 2000 and released less than a year later, in August 2001.
Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love (PC)
Time for another giveaway from your pals at Dailybits! Are you a fan of funny point-and-click adventures like Monkey Island, Sam & Max, and the Deponia series? Well, there’s a new one out now – comedy spy thriller Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love – and we’ve got a Steam code to give out every day this week to one lucky winner on our active reader list!
“Take a look behind Irony Curtain in this satirical point-and-click inspired by the best works of LucasArts and Daedalic Entertainment! Experience the totalitarian Matryoshka through the eyes of Evan – a low-ranking, goofy journalist involuntarily pulled right into the middle of an espionage stand-off between two powers. Jump into the wacky spy adventure, uncover secrets of the bizarre communist country (and the powerful capitalist empire!), witness a story full of unpredictable twists and turns, and discover the true agenda of the mysterious Supreme Leader!”
First update for Super Mario Maker 2 already out
Nintendo has pushed the first update for Super Mario Maker 2 down the green pipe. It’s not entirely certain what plumbing is being patched up, since Nintendo’s rather coy about it. All they will say is that it will “… make for a more pleasant gaming experience.” Well, we all want that, don’t we?
Super Mario Maker 2 is a faithful follow-up to the original, even including one of its crash bugs! It’s pretty rare, since it requires your character to be holding an item and facing the screen when you land on a Yoshi and a Fire Flower after a jump. This unpleasant combination of events causes the game to crash the Switch – and while it sounds like it shouldn’t occur too often, it’s exactly the kind of thing mean-spirited people will put in their levels to screw you. Maybe that’s what the patch is for?
Super Mario Maker 2 launched today worldwide for Nintendo Switch.