A Windows update inadvertently kept a hospital patient knocked out mid-examination while the PC sorted itself out. A machine over at Østfold hospital in Norway forced an auto-update at a particularly bad time – midway through a patient examination – and the medical staff were forced to keep the patient under anaesthesia for one hour longer than necessary.
Epic released the final official teaser for Fortnite today, but an unofficial reveal might just have confirmed that pets are coming to the game. An option for pets showed up in datamines earlier this month, and a premature banner on the PlayStation Store appears to confirm you’re going to get some adorable companions for your next battle royale run.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey isn’t the first game in the series to let you play as a woman, but it is the first to give you a choice between playing a male and female character. This choice looks like it’s here to stay for the series, at least if Ubisoft Quebec is involved, with Odyssey’s game director Scott Phillips telling GamesIndustry “I don’t know why we would go back.”
For $300, HTC will cut that annoying tether tying you to your VR-ready PC. ARS T...
There’s been a huge number of battle royale games released since PUBG rose to fame and took the genre with it into the stratosphere. We’ve got used to those heights being the place that we drop from – either by plane, Battle Bus, or some other flying contraption – parachuting down onto an island map where mass murder awaits. But if you look into the skies of Battlerite Royale you’ll see an unusual sight snaking around between the clouds.
Fortnite today, Sony "now in the planning process... for other titles going forward." ARS T...
BioWare’s new RPG Anthem is now in its alpha stages. Head of the studio and Anthem project lead, Casey Husdon, says that reaching this milestone is a “tremendous achievement” for the team and has compared the energy in the studio to how it was when working on Baldur’s Gate.
Microsoft has announced that it will be introducing keyboard and mouse support for Xbox. This new feature will make it much easier for developers interested in adding cross-play to their games, letting PC players and console players finally play together. The first game to test this is the Xbox One version of Warframe which will support this feature at launch.
The Chinese government has been working with VIA Technologies to create their own x86 processor that is able to deliver genuine PC performance on par with the Intel chips it’s trying to replace. The new KaiXian KX-6000 CPU from Zhaoxin has been demonstrated for the first time, promising a 50% performance boost over its previous chip, and the potential to rival a Kaby Lake Core i5 processor.
Sony has finally admitted defeat and will begin trialling cross platform play between PlayStation players and PC players. This is going to kick off with a beta of Fortnite that will allow players on PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch, Mac, Android, and iOS all play together in battle royale harmony.