R.B.I. Baseball 18 isn’t the only video game that MLB Advanced Media is making this year. The company announced today that it is also developing MLB Home Run Derby VR, a smaller experience that the studio is planning to release on PlayStation VR and HTC Vive this spring. The batting practice game has its origins in a product that MLBAM created last year, an experimental ballpark attraction that became so wildly successful that the company is expanding it in 2018 — both to additional stadiums and to the gaming audience. It’s a testament to the smart way that MLBAM uses all the parts of the buffalo when it comes to the software it develops. And it’s also a lot of fun. Home Run Derby VR debuted at the 2017 All-Star Game FanFest in Miami, a series of fun baseball-themed events and experiences scheduled around the game for baseball fans to enjoy. MLBAM has been making an annual Home Run Derby game on mobile devices for years, and the company wanted to find a way to … [Read more...] about MLB Home Run Derby VR lets you launch dingers from your house
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I finished the Dragon Age games on 'nightmare'. I just want you to know that. I was advised not to waste words proving my 'gamer cred'. I was like, "Sure, I’ve been playing since the Exidy Sorcerer and reviewing games professionally for 10 years, but that’s totally not relevant. Whatever." But after four serpents killed me in Avernum 3’s tutorial area on 'casual' difficulty, my cred feels relevant. Avernum 3: Ruined World is Spiderweb Software’s second remaster of what was originally Exile 3: Ruined World back in 1997. It’s a classic roleplaying game with turn-based combat, abundant loot, lots of story, and everything else you expect. Not only do NPCs react (and reveal their attitudes towards) the non-humans in my party, like the cold-blooded Slitherkai and cat-like Nephilim, I could specialize the first as a lockpicking missile expert and the second as a knowledgeable priest. There are so many points to buy so many things. So, what’s up … [Read more...] about Avernum and Thimbleweed Park are finding homes for hints in modern games
The battle royale game mode isn't exactly new, but its current mainstream spotlight can be attributed to the virality of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. After it sold tens of millions of copies on Steam during its early access period alone, there was bound to be a wave of games trying to capitalize on the genre's exploding popularity. As of now, though, Fortnite: Battle Royale is the frontrunner in challenging PUBG's dominance. And while many have dubbed Fortnite's rendition a PUBG clone, there are just as many stark differences as there are similarities between the two.A drastic contrast in presentation will hit you first. PUBG has a realistic, military-inspired look that's layered on top of the already nerve-racking concept. Fortnite looks like a cartoon; it's bright, colorful, and animated in a way that takes the edge off the imposing battle royale mode. Oddly enough, both games use Epic's Unreal Engine 4 despite the divergent graphical styles. These games were also born out of … [Read more...] about Fortnite Vs. PUBG: How Are These Battle Royal Games Different?
Microsoft has been supporting its latest OS with new feature and fixes along with different versions of the OS too which are designed for a specific work environment and Windows 10 S is one such version of Windows 10 but, Microsoft is dropping the support for this OS. Windows 10 S was rolled out last year as a competitor to Google’s Chrome OS. The OS was designed to be performance-centric, secure, and the only able to run apps through Windows Store. Microsoft has now decided to drop this standalone offering of Windows 10. While Microsoft is discontinuing it, however, its secure and performance-centric functionalities are being introduced to Windows 10 Home, Pro, and Enterprise as Microsoft will be adding S Mode to Windows 10 Home, Pro and Enterprise versions. Windows 10 S saw a limited release on Microsoft Surface Laptop and other budget laptops. The S mode for other the OS will bring the functionality of Windows 10 S, essentially locking out the 32 Bit side of the Operating … [Read more...] about Microsoft Ditching Standalone Windows 10 S In Favor “S Mode” For Win 10 Home, Pro And Enterprise
At Oculus Connect, the VR giant’s annual conference, co-founder Nate Mitchell confirmed a major update for the Rift’s Home setting: user customization and social interaction. When Oculus Rift users boot up the headset, they begin in their “home.” Home used to be a static room that allowed users to look around but couldn’t do much else. Now, with the introduction of Dash, a touch-controlled revamp of the entire user interface, Home enables people to decorate their own rooms however they like. Games, paintings, appliances and furniture are among some of the items that can be plopped in. Rooms can be used for people to various activities in VR, making each completely unique to their needs and desires. Best of all, however, once people are inside their Rift Home, they’ll be able to visit other friends’ places. This represents two big pushes for Oculus: the effort to make VR more social and less isolating, and create a more welcoming experience. … [Read more...] about Oculus’ updated Home is The Sims meets Habbo Hotel in VR