No Mans Sky Updates and Nick Robinson Apologizes

This is a quick Friday morning update. No bells and whistles, just some news.

No Man’s Sky Update

No Man’s Sky has updated to 1.3 in commemoration for their release date anniversary. The “Atlas Rises” update contains some new features and some refining of the previous ones.
Examples include

  • New Low Flight mode on planets
  • portals and crashed freighters as discover able scenes on planets
  • more environment varieties
  • Solar systems having more complex economics
  • New lengthy story
  • UI changes
  • Partial Multiplayer
  • More stuff I forgot

You can check out their official YouTube video about all the changes here.

Nick Robinson Apologizes

About a week ago, popular Polygon employee and YouTube personality was accused of sexual harassment to other via Twitter direct messages. Polygon made a statement that the matter was being taken care of internally, and has been silent since. Last night Nick Robinson posted a long form apology on Twitter as an image. In summary, he states that twitter has been a primary communication aspect for a long time in his life, that he did not realize how he had developed a position of power, and how that might have an impact on his behavior or perception by others. You can read the full apology here.

There has not been any word on whether his position as video producer for Polygon will remain or be terminated. The Polygon YouTube has not uploaded any content since the original accusation, though this may soon change.

 

Does Doritos Deliver Good Games?

As I had settled in one Sunday evening, preparing to cooperatively play Minecraft on the Xbox 360 with my girlfriend, We were delayed due to a needed update. To pass the time, we browsed her game selection when something interesting caught my eye. “Doritos Harm’s Way” overlaid an image of a dusty canyon environment with a mad max style truck being shot at by a large mechanical turret. The idea of a Doritos sponsored game excited me: an advergame designed by a corporation to appeal to target markets. I was ready to criticize it to the very core — until I played it.

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Artifact: The Dota Card Game

During the Dota 2 Championships happening this week, Valve announced a new upcoming game, Artifact: The Dota Card Game, based off a conglomeration of characters from Dota.

Fan reception was not good, many Awws and Boos were heard during the reveal. We don’t know much about the game yet, but its Twitter account is now live.

Leaks of Fallout 4 for PlayStation VR are appearing.

Recently it was discovered that visiting the Italian version of Amazon you can find a preorder option for
“Fallout 4 VR – [PlayStation VR ready] – PlayStation 4”
put up by what appears to be the official Bethesda seller for Amazon.
the page can be found Here.

Additionally, Reddit user Crisp_47 discovered that in the GameStop catalogue, under the upcoming PSVR releases, Fallout 4 VR was included in this list.
Post can be found Here.

While GameStop hasn’t been a reliable source of information regarding unannounced releases, the timing of these two discoveries diminish the plausibility that they are both false as well as coincidental to each other. Though Bethesda have yet to formally make an announcement about Fallout 4 VR coming to PSVR. Personally, I have a difficult time believing that fallout 4 can achieve and maintain the necessary 60 frames per second requirement of all VR games, Though I remain hopeful to be proven wrong.

I removed the ads

For a small period of time, I experimented with ad placement on my site, one non interactive ad in the lower right corner of the page. While it remained non intrusive enough, I found that the benefits of the ad did not outweigh my personal preference to not have them. I have now removed the ads from my site, with little likelihood to their return. However I am still open to the idea of directly renting the ad space to those interested. far less “corporate” feeling that way. For rates, and approval consultation, I can be contacted via the Contact Me page.