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Sunday, Aug 10, 2014

  

Capcom Working on Ultra Street Fighter IV Connectivity

There are widespread complains from Street Fighter IV players of network issues with the newly launched PC edition of Ultra Street Fighter IV, reported on Kotaku, where they note that these stretch back to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, the second of the three releases of this fighting game. They say that "Capcom is finally on the case," saying they received the following response to a query about the issues:

We are aware of the online connectivity issues with the PC version of the game and are working to get them addressed as quickly as possible. We are also regularly monitoring forums for user feedback and will continue to keep an eye on any major issues.

Capture Added to Star Citizen Arena Commander

The Roberts Space Industries website announces that they've expanded the Arena Commander multiplayer module for Star Citizen with a CTF-inspired Capture the Core mode. Word is: "This mode is very objective based, and players will do best to focus on protecting their core, escorting their-core carriers, and taking down anyone who has stolen their core. When choosing a ship, it is not only toughness one should keep in mind, but a ship’s respective speed. Different ships can serve different roles." Thanks Massively.

4A Games on Metro Redux Upgrades

While some owners of Metro: Last Light and Metro 2033 feel they should be entitled to a free upgrade to the spiffed up Metro Redux remake, 4A Games feels offering owners of the original games a 50% discount on the remade bundle is "more than fair," offering those who think otherwise the option of not buying Redux (thanks GameSpot). Here's a bit:

For sure, Metro 2033 Redux is a far more significant upgrade over the original than Metro: Last Light Redux (and we're not trying to pretend otherwise).

We think the 50% discount is more than fair for the amount of work that has gone into this title. It is a complete remake of the original game in the latest engine, that will offer a significantly different experience from the original throughout with improved graphics, performance and gameplay.

Metro: Last Light Redux, we will readily admit, does not represent as significant a change over the original. So why the same 50% discount and not more? Why not just patch the game?

The latter proved to be impossible for a technical reason. Because of the changes to the engine, which necessitated dropping 32-bit support; we literally could not 'patch' the game.

In fact, both Redux games will exist as new titles in your Steam libraries, and the originals will still be there.

So why ‘only’ a 50% discount, the same as 2033?

We felt that because the Redux version also included the DLC in addition to the new game mode and enhancements, that was also a fair price.

Steam Top 10

The DayZ of wine and roses continue on last week's list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam according to Valve:

  1. DayZ
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  3. Divinity: Original Sin
  4. State of Decay
  5. ArcheAge
  6. Saints Row IV
  7. Garry's Mod
  8. Space Engineers
  9. Arma III
  10. The Forest

Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup

Sunday Interviews

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • Silicon Motion SM2256 with Toshiba TLC A19 Flash SSD on TweakTown.
  • Super Flower Leadex Platinum 1000W Modular Power Supply on eTeknix.
  • Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme Liquid CPU Cooler on Nikk Tech.

etc.

Out of the Blue

So we have one of those supermoons going at the moment, which is coinciding with the start of the Perseids meteor showers. This is an interesting coincidence, though not beneficial to stargazers, as the brighter moon will make the bright meteors harder to see. The BlueTower is too close to New York City to have great conditions to see such things, though it's a lot better than you might imagine, considering how bright it is in the city that never sleeps.

Celestial Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Donutosaur.
Stolen Sword.
Snail Bob 7.
Stories: Driver Kevin Ward, Jr. Killed In Incident With Tony Stewart.
House on the Drina River attracting curious travelers.
Science: Shortest-known abstract for a serious scientific paper- only 2 words.
Allen Telescope Array, nearly destroyed, survives California wildfire.
Apparently You Shouldn't Be Thawing Your Frozen Steaks Before Cooking.
Media: MASS EFFECT (Honest Game Trailers).
Don't Cry, Mommy Will Make It Better.
Guernsey - Pleinmont to Hanois Lighthouse. Quadcopter vid.
Wing suiter meets his maker. Thanks The Flying Penguin.
Follow-up: Steve Jobs Is Not Alive in Rio Unless He Became a Hunting Writer. Journalism!
Owner Of Heart Attack Grill, Comes Off As Bad As His High-Calorie Burgers In New Showtime Series.



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