Update: EA recently updated its website with more information on act one of Anthem's post-launch content. The expanded page doesn't tell us anything new about acts two and three - like, for example, when they'll arrive - but it does outline the three pillars of the first act, which will begin in March.Anthem's ongoing world updates will introduce new in-game events "from minor ripples in reality to monstrous firestorms tearing across the sky," the site reads, going on to promise that "the danger is worth the rewards." The "Stronger Together" update, meanwhile, "centers around improving social interaction and social competition between the Freelancers in the world of Anthem." I'm hoping this update will add the guild-like feature BioWare has been teasing. Finally, the first proper Cataclysm will appear at the tail end of act one, delivering "the pinnacle of challenge and aspiration." Cataclysms are said to be weeks-long events which are experienced in multiple ways, and they … [Read more...] about Updated Anthem roadmap outlines everything coming in Act 1, including the first Cataclysm
1990s TV star Alfonso Ribeiro's attempt to sue Fortnite for the use of the 'Carlton Dance' - first seen in a 1991 episode of the Fresh Prince - seems to have collapsed at the first sideways step and finger snap, as the U.S. Copyright Office is sceptical over his claim to ownership of the famous dance routine. A Supervisory Specialist ruled that the claimed 'choreographic work' was more of a 'simple dance routine', writes the Hollywood Reporter, and is thus not eligible for ownership. This refusal to support the copyright claim is being seized upon by Take-Two Interactive, who Ribeiro also tried to sue for the use of the 'Carlton Dance' in NBA 2K. If you're interested in the joyless but meticulous translation of a dance routine into an analytical stream of words written to assess its legibility for copyright protection, we'd advise reading the full dismissal right here.Original story, published December 17, 2018:Many Fortnite emotes are styled after actual dance moves from music videos … [Read more...] about Remember when Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro sued Fortnite for using the Carlton Dance? Update: he lost
Anthem is live for those with early access through one of EA's paid services, which means you may have some of your pre-order or special edition loot there for the taking already. This only goes for those who have full access to the game through Origin Access Premier, though, so other services will have to wait.An EA help page details the steps for claiming various rewards. For the time being, only Legion of Dawn rewards are available, and only to Origin Access Premier members. In a tweet, EA explained that this is because the 10-hour trial available through Origin's basic tier or EA Access on Xbox One can be played without owning the game.The process for unlocking your Legion of Dawn loot seems simply enough. It's just a matter of gaining access to Prospero's store and then claiming your loot from the helpfully named "Rewards" tab. To reach that point you just need to complete the tutorials, followed by Prospero's mission. You'll have to go to the Forge to equip them, or to the Squad … [Read more...] about How To Claim Anthem Pre-Order/Special Edition Bonuses
Valentine’s Day happened yesterday, and all over the world a number of gaming studios wished happiness and love upon their fanbases, including CD Projekt RED, in their own special way. But the piece of art that they used has gotten fans wondering about hints of a Cyberpunk 2077 release date hidden inside it. The art in question is twisted in a way that only cyberpunk as a genre can twist things. A short and chubby sniper, pile white and with a pair of stubby wings grafted onto their back, ironically named “Cupid”, sits on a dark rooftop with a pink sniper rifle. But it’s not the picture that’s the main draw that Cyberpunk fans have. Instead, it’s the numbers scattered around the picture. Below Cupid’s nose, a 69 can be seen, and a 112 can be seen on the sniper rifle they’re using. People have been thinking about the possibility of these being a Cyberpunk 2077 release date, such as June 9 or November 2 or January 12, but there’s no … [Read more...] about Has CD Projekt RED Teased A Cyberpunk 2077 Release Date For Valentine’s Day?
I know Apex Legends has shaken up the scene, but it feels a little bit on-the-nose that Fortnite Battle Royale is literally cracking up under the pressure. Epic’s all-consuming last man standing shooter is gearing up for another season, starting on February 28th, which means there’s changes coming to its ever-shifting battlefield. Such change has previously been brought about by weird inter-dimensional antics and a wandering glacier, but this one seems a little more mundane – earthquakes, shaking the entire map and leaving jagged tears in the ground. Right now, there’s nothing too earthshattering about the earth literally shattering. A little bit of shaking followed by a permanent crack in the ground, but it’s undoubtedly just the start. Epic do like their slow-burn setups, from mysterious countdowns and failed missile tests to a big purple cube slowly walking its way across the battlefield. There’s no story behind it all – no lore, rhyme or … [Read more...] about Fortnite Battle Royale shaken up by earthquakes