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Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 Happy New Year's Eve

  

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BF4 Connectivity Issues; Double XP Postponed

A banner across the top of the Battlefield 4 forum index shouts that the double XP event planned for the end of the year is postponed: "THE END OF DECEMBER 2XP EVENT FOR PREMIUM MEMBERS HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RUN AT A LATER DATE. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE." This follows a similar broadcast noted on GameInformer warning of connectivity issues on all platforms for the military shooter sequel, though it's not certain the two alerts are directly related. The Battlefield 4 top issues tracker recently launched to some fanfare has not been updated since December 20th, so it's not clear if they are dealing with new or previously identified issues.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Clan War Tomorrow

One Of Swords notes a Beachhead Studio tweet announcing the next Clan War in Call of Duty: Ghosts begins tomorrow for the military shooter sequel. Word is: "Calling all Clans! The next Clan War begins January 1 at 12PM PST/8PM GMT." Here's more from the post by Dan Amrich: "That gives you two days to strategize, plan, and make sure you have the free app installed, as it’s crucial for keeping track of Clan Wars progress as well as communicating with your Clan."

On Sniping in Titanfall

Recent posts to the Respawn Entertainment forum discusses the role of sniper rifles in Titanfall. With some players expressing concern with how sniping impacts gameplay in shooters, one of the Respawn developers offers the following reassurance about how this will be handled in the mech game: "Sniping is in the game, but due to how the game plays it's a pretty different animal than you'll find in your run of the mill modern military shooter. Quick scoping and no scoping are ineffective." Thanks GameSpot.

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Out of the Blue

Happy New Year's Eve, as we bid a fond fondue to the year that was. There are no regrets here about that, it was kind of a rough year, so the idea that turning the page on the calendar will help turn the corner on that is appealing. Here's hoping 2013 was better for you, and that 2014 is even better still for all of us. And in that vein, please be careful if you are out an about this evening, as there will be a lot of amateur drinkers doing ill-advised things like operating motor vehicles, something that can put a damper on any celebration. And to those of you already living in the future, please just enjoy your flying cars and don't spoil anything for the rest of us.

Futuristic Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: RoadZ.
Link: Best Burgers of 2013. Each looks worse than the next.
Stories: Dolphins ‘deliberately get high’ on puffer fish nerve toxins.
Media: Star Wars: Wedge Antilles. NSFW.
Fireboards: Skateboarding on Fire (2000FPS Slow Motion).
Bill Nye: Did You Know? Hot Dog Fact.



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