It is widely expected that Forza Motorsport 8 will be the next game in the franchise, to launch on the upcoming Xbox Series X. Electronic Arts’ EA Sports recently launched similar measures against racism, particularly in its NHL titles, where racism has been rampant on the customizable team names and player names.
Digital Trends has reached out to Microsoft to clarify the severity of the punishment for players who still try to customize their Forza vehicle with a Confederate flag.
In Turn 10 Studios’ new Forza enforcement guidelines, other symbols categorized as notorious iconography include swastikas, SS-runes, the Wolfsangel, the Black Sun, the Arrow Cross, the Iron Cross (with contextual clues), and the Rising Sun.
Some Forza players customize their vehicles with a decal of the Confederate flag to recreate the General Lee, the 1969 Dodge Charger from the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
Microsoft’s Turn 10 Studios released new enforcement guidelines for the Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon games, which include a ban on the Confederate flag and other so-called “notorious iconography.”
In order to prevent a run in the game on free agents, I swapped out the Devils with each player from their original team.
The WAR-Optimized Roster in EHM I took CJ’s team, used archibalduk’s database editor to make a separate database for this game based on xECK29x’s roster I used for Sherman Abrams’ and Trial Run’s games, and replaced the 2019-20 Devils with each of the players CJ identified.
Here it is in own words: Building the WAR-Optimized Lineup by CJ Turtoro The question is “What is the perfect WAR team?”
Maybe you want to see an all-European Devils squad or a team of 18-year old rookies or a team filled with players who weigh less than 170 points or whatever.
Here is the depth chart, per the game: The WAR-Optimized Devils depth chart This is a very good team on paper.
Facebook has created an app that’s designed to lure the eyeballs of sports fans from their televisions to their mobile devices.
The app, dubbed Venue, comes as fans increasingly watch games while holding a mobile device, or second screen, where they engage on platforms devoted to things like social media and sports betting.
Here’s how it works: The commentators will host a so-called venue for each event, where they’ll provide commentary, pose questions or polls and participate in chats tied to a specific moment in the game.
Fans will be notified when there’s a new moment, enabling viewers to participate if they want to.
“Digital spaces can connect us when we can’t be together in person,’’ said Ime Archibong, head of Facebook’s New Product Experimentation Team, “and Venue is one way to feel the energy of watching live events with other fans.’’
Navblue provides the game with the navigation system database allowing users to plan flights in the virtual world similarly to how flights could be planned in the real world.
Game developers partnered with a flight operations and air traffic management service called Navblue, which is an actual service that is available to pilots in the real world.
To enable the IFR experience required a lot of work to integrate navigation data, flight planning, flight systems, and ATC to support the experience.
Developers behind the game have delayed the rollout of IFR flight in the past, and Feature Discovery Series Episode 8 IFR is finally here.
IFR flight allows pilots in the real world to fly their aircraft into clouds and weather systems where there's no visibility outside the aircraft while maintaining complete control using instruments only in all phases of flight.
Xbox Game Pass is already home to a lot of big adventures, but now subscribers have an entire galaxy of exploration to look forward to as No Man’s Sky has been announced for next month.
Hello Games' Sean Murray had the following to say about the Game Pass debut of No Man’s Sky… Almost two years ago, our small team at Hello Games brought No Man’s Sky to Xbox One for the first time and introduced Xbox One players to our infinite, procedurally-generated universe.
It seems like a natural and timely step to announce today that next month, No Man’s Sky will come to Xbox Game Pass, opening up our universe of possibilities to over 10 million Xbox Game Pass members who are just about to start their journey with us.
For those who don’t do the Game Pass thing, No Man’s Sky is currently 50 percent off on Xbox One.
New Xbox Game Pass Games Include RDR2, DayZ, and Final Fantasy IX No Man’s Sky is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Starting June 9th and extending through June 14th, BOTH the Xbox Insider flight and Steam Game Festival will start, and you will be able to play a demo of Grounded!
Check Out 44 Minutes of Grounded, Obsidian’s Shrunken Adventure In order to get more of you in the game playing, we will now also be participating in the upcoming Steam Game Festival!
The developers have revealed that there'll be two methods to join the single player demo, either via the Xbox Insider Program or Steam (as part of the upcoming Steam Game Festival).
Grounded, the 'shrunken' survival game in development at Obsidian, will soon be playable in a demo available on both Xbox One and PC.
Once you are all signed up, on June 9th you will need to open up your Xbox Insider Hub program (on either PC or your Xbox One) and start will debut as a Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview title on July 28th, featuring roughly 20% of the full storyline, three biomes (grasslands, hedge, haze), crafting, base building, single player and co-op, the first two years of weapons and armor, at least ten types of insects, and the 'Arachnophobia' mode.
New Horizons handles local multiplayer, or “couch co-op,” a little differently than other games, requiring each member of your party to share the same screen with one player acting as The Leader.
Once a second player has joined the island, a new Call Resident app will be added to everyone’s NookPhone.
This app lets you call other residents who live on the same island and invite them to join your game by doing the following: Note: You can have up to 8-players living on the same island but only 4-players in the same session at any given time.
The player who makes the call is automatically given the role of leader while the joining players are considered followers.
Since New Horizons doesn’t allow for split-screen, followers will automatically trail behind the leader as they make their around the island.
Fable Anniversary will be available from April 1 to 15, Knights and Toybox Turbos will be available on April 16, and Project Cars can be downloaded all month long.
Toybox Turbos Collect and customize 35 vehicles on 18 crazy tracks in a game that reboots the classic table top racing experience.
Xbox Games With Gold Serves Up Telltale Batman and Sonic Generations in March Here are Microsoft’s official descriptions of all four April Games With Gold titles: Project Cars 2 Over 180 elite vehicles are available for your choosing to compete on a variety of track surfaces including ice, dirt, and mud.
Next month’s selection includes super-detailed racing sim Project Cars 2, the digital table-top game Knights of Pen and Paper, classic RPG bundle Fable Anniversary, and the itty-bitty racer Toybox Turbos.
Kind of a so-so month, but Project Cars 2 is worth your time if you’re into serious racers, the Fable games are fun, if a bit dated, and the Knights of Pen Paper have been well reviewed.
At $2 million raised so far, PlatinumGames will be bringing the game to Nintendo Switch, Steam, PS4 while also adding in a new 'Time Attack' mode, a remixed soundtrack and two DLC missions focusing on the character 'Luka'.
The Wonderful 101 Remastered's Kickstarter campaign will end this evening, with 9 hours left on the countdown at the time of writing.
Last night, the crowdfunding campaign crossed the $2 million mark, meaning the new version of the game will come with two new DLC missions, although not all of the stretch goals have been reached.
The Wonderful 101 Remastered is on the way this year, with PlatinumGames' Kickstarter campaign coming to a close as a success.
KitGuru Says: PlatinumGames has already stated that the Kickstarter campaign was mainly a tool to gauge interest, rather than raise enough money to complete the project.
By teaming up with Kenchi Yap in establishing Team SMG South-East Asia, we are another step closer to our global vision for esports," Lin said in the press statement.
Makan Cendol under Team SMG will compete against opponents from Malaysia and Singapore in a six-week Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) tournament from Feb 29.
According to a press release, Team SMG considers acquiring Makan Cendol as part of its new strategic foray into the competitive esports scene in South-East Asia.
Mandopop star JJ Lin's esports organisation Team SMG (Still Moving Under Gunfire) announced that it has acquired Malaysian team Makan Cendol to compete in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournaments.
"South-East Asia is one of the fastest growing markets for mobile esports and with Team SMG, we are confident in building a place where we can cultivate and grow local talent in the region, starting with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and expanding to other games in the near future," he said.
One man at Oregon's Portland International Airport decided to crank his entertainment up a notch while he waited for his flight and hijacked one of the airport's monitors in order to play his video game.
The game was a PlayStation 4, and it was plugged into a monitor that showed a map of the airport, assisting travelers with directions.
You've got all these monitors there, and he's playing a video game," told CNN Stefan Diez, another passenger who tweeted about the incident.
“That is obviously something that we don’t want to have happened,” said Port of Portland spokesperson Kama Simonds, to KXL News “because travelers need the information that we are putting on the screens for them," Airport officials approached the traveler, Simonds said, “and very kindly asked this person to unplug and cease using the monitors at the airport.”
Should the gamer have been allowed to finish his game, or did officials do the right thing? See https://pdx-airport.com/ for more information.
When I my responsibilities shifted from the Ubuntu Security Team to the Chrome OS Security Team, I just kept the email address (since it's a community address and I'm still part of the Ubuntu community).
However, as my responsibilities have shifted, I'm much less involved with the Chrome OS Security Team, and it was recently pointed out that no one else from the Chrome OS Security Team is (to our knowledge) a member right now.
So, attempting to solve things in a backwards order, I'd like to first vouch for a Chrome OS Security Team member who is already on oss-security, with the goal of having them added to the linux-distros list: Jorge Lucangeli Obes <jorgelo () google com> Then I'd like to figure out what to do with my own membership.
I'm still associated with Ubuntu, Chrome OS, and Android but I don't have "official" responsibilities as a representative of their respective security teams.
I am, however, an upstream Linux kernel security contact (but that doesn't qualify as a "Unix-like operating system distro", from item "1" in the membership criteria).