As a way of rewarding players for making progress in its games, Ubisoft has been generously giving everyone Club Points. These credits, marked with the gold U icon, are available to anyone willing to log into the service on their PS4/Xbox One – as well as obviously on PC – while playing Ubisoft games. Club Points could be used on a multitude of in-game items, boosts, or to get instant discounts on PC. Unfortunately, Ubisoft has announced that your balance won’t last forever. In an email to users (via Reddit user Duncan-Walpole), Ubisoft explained two key changes. First, points acquired from April 1, 2019 onwards will have a two-year life span. In other words, if you don’t make use of them two years after earning them, they’re gone forever. The other big news is that any balance you have acquired on or before March 31, 2017 will expire on March 31, 2019. To provide an avenue for players to spend their balance, Ubisoft said it’ll be making new rewards … [Read more...] about Your Ubisoft Uplay Points now have an expiry date
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THE EXTRAVAGANT Blood Moon is set to light our skies on July 27. Some insist the phenomena is more than a stunning astronomical sight, classing it as a "signal". Read on for more... What is a blood moon? The moon appears blood red during a total lunar eclipse. The next blood moon marks the second blood moon and lunar eclipse of the year. It will be the 21st century's longest lunar eclipse so far, lasting almost two hours. Brit stargazers have been advised to catch a glimpse of the moon at around 9:10pm on both July 27 and 28. Why does the moon turn red? A blood moon is caused by an effect known as Rayleigh scattering. This is possible because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. The only light that can be seen is refracted through the earth's shadow, and this light looks red just like with the sunset. ON THE MEND Thai cave boys smile and wave in hospital as new footage shows dramatic rescue … [Read more...] about What is a blood moon, why does the moon turn red and what does it mean in the Bible and folklore?
By James Billcliffe, Friday, 16 March 2018 11:21 GMT Epic Games’ Fortnite is just about the biggest game on the planet right now, and with the release of the invite-only iOS game this week, you can take it anywhere. For some people though, Fortnite Mobile keeps crashing, so we’ll do our best to help. Why does Fortnite Mobile keep crashing? To play Fortnite Mobile you need a compatible device. For phones, this is an iPhone 6S or SE or better. There are widespread reports across YouTube, Reddit and Epic Games’ forums saying that an iPhone 6 will not work. This is because the iPhone only uses the Apple A8 chip and has 1GB of RAM, rather than the A9 chip and 2GB of RAM found in the iPhone SE, 6S and newer phones. We have the full list of compatible devices with our instructions on how to sign up for Fortnite Mobile. The game is not available on Android yet, but support is supposed to be coming in the “next few months”. To play Fortnite Mobile on … [Read more...] about Why does Fortnite Mobile keep crashing? You could need a newer phone
Oculus has released a fix to the Rift issue caused by an expired security certificate. Update: Oculus has released a new patch that takes care of the problem. If you did get this error earlier today, you will need to manually download and install this patch. The patch will ask to repair your Oculus software install, let it do its thing. It’ll then download an update and you’ll be back in business. If you didn’t run into the issue, or haven’t used your Rift in a while, your Rift software will automatically grab the patch and install it. For those affected, Oculus is offering $15 in store credit. The credit will show up in your account within the next seven days, but only if you used your Rift on or after February 1, 2018. Oculus has yet to announce this compensation through its social channels, but Rift owners received an email with these details. Be sure to hit the link above for a step-by-step guide on how to install the patch, in case you’re having … [Read more...] about Oculus Rift headsets everywhere are offline because of an expired security certificate [Update]
By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 8 March 2018 09:58 GMT Oculus Rift headsets have all stopped working earlier today as a result of an expired security certificate. Reports from Oculus Rift owners worldwide have been pouring in about their headsets not working. “Can’t Reach Oculus Runtime Service”, and “Failed to initialise with Oculus: Signature Invalid” are some of the error messages reported, and most are not able to launch games and apps through Oculus Home. The problem was later identified to be the result of an expired Oculus Runtime Service security certificate. “For security, we use a certificate to ensure that the software you receive actually comes from Oculus,” the company said. “That certificate has expired, and we’re looking at a few different ways to resolve the issue.” In a later update on Twitter, Oculus confirmed that it’s still working on resolving the issue, but it’s not going to be as simple as you … [Read more...] about Oculus Rift headsets everywhere are offline because of an expired security certificate