“Prepare to die” in Dark Souls: The Board Game

Enlarge (credit: Steamforged) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com—and let us know what you think. It’s been surpassed now, but, for a while last year, Dark Souls had the honor of being the most lavishly funded board game ever on Kickstarter. The base game comes in a hefty enough package; imagine how much shelf space the full Kickstarter set of expansions will take. The campaign raked in £3.77 million ($4.8 million) for Steamforged Games, a small and largely unknown British company, which had the luck to land the license for one of the most revered video game series of the last decade. Read 17 remaining paragraphs | Comments Read the full article…

How to sculpt a 3D-printed goblin

The concept for this project, Mushroom Goblin, comes from a drawing by my friend Adrian Smith. I have been working on making this concept into a 3D printed collectible for the site Industria Mechanika. Prep your work for 3D printing: 8 top tips I used ZBrush to create a 3D sculpt, Polypaint for quick texturing and V-Ray for rendering. I will share my entire process with you, explaining how I took a 2D concept and turned it into a 3D illustration.  01. Study the drawing The original concept for this project is by Adrian Smith Before diving into any project, it’s important to do what I call a ‘warm up’ to get the hang of the character. This warm up could be drawing the character from different angles or messing around with clay for some basic forms, for example. Warming up first means that the digital sculpting process becomes more Read the full article…

Call of Duty: WW2’s Zombies Mode Detailed

Sledgehammer Games has offered new details about Call of Duty: WWII’s Zombies mode. PlayStation Blog interviewed Jon Horsley, the lead for Call of Duty: WWII’s Zombies mode, to find out what fans can expect from this new iteration of the popular cooperative mode, which features all all-star voice cast. According to Horsley, the new Zombies mode will deliver more of the tried and true four-player cooperative gunplay against waves of Nazi zombies that fans have come to know and love. He also echoed the studio’s prior claims that Sledgehammer is aiming to make this the scariest Zombies mode yet. Read the full article…

PUBG Passes Dota 2’s Player Record on Steam

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has set a new record with the highest number of concurrent players for any game ever on Steam. While the game temporarily passed Dota 2 late last month, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds pulled well ahead of Valve’s popular MOBA today. According to Steam’s stats page, PUBG amassed a whopping 1,349,584 concurrent players, surpassing Dota 2’s prior record of 1,291,328 concurrent players (via Steam Charts). Read the full article…

Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds New Fighters to Roster

Yamcha and Tien Shinhan will be featured in Dragon Ball FighterZ as playable characters. Bandai Namco revealed the new additions to the game’s ever-growing roster in the latest issue of V-Jump (via Shonen Games). In addition to Yamcha and Tien, a new original character named Android 21 will be featured in the game, though it’s unclear whether or not she’ll be a playable character. According to Siliconera, Android 21 will play a significant role in Dragon Ball FighterZ’s main story mode. The new character, whose intelligence is on par with that of Dr. Gero’s, was designed by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama. Read the full article…

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Review

By the very nature of its roots in the amazing Dishonored 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider was already well on its way to being a great game. I was overjoyed to drop back into the city of Karnaca and try on a new set of supernatural assassin abilities, even if the things I did there weren’t quite as compelling this time around. Death of the Outsider puts you in control of the charming but troubled Billie Lurk, who is helping her now old and dying mentor Daud get revenge on the black-eyed god behind all the magic happenings since the Dishonored series began: the Outsider. It aims to tie a neat little bow on the story arc that started with Jessamine Kaldwin’s murder in the first Dishonored, though it’s unusually light on story itself. Read the full article…

Bound

An Experiment Courtesy of The Art of Play In the empty spacesof a crowded roomstood secretswaiting to be confessed. Each of them hangingfrom buzzing lipsunaware of whenthey could fall. Bound by the markingsof a faceless woman, they stuck until another host signalled passage. The faceless womanchirped with hercrooked mouth, sharedher ample breasts withthe newly confessed secrets,and died in the armsof a deck of cards. That’s how youdeal with Aces, Jokers, Kings and Queens?—?people without a causeTrumping your everymove. Bound was originally published in CROSSIN(G)ENRES on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…

GAMINGTRIB DEFIANCE GIVEAWAY!

GTribe, the world’s leading social network for technology enthusiasts and gamers, has partnered with Ryzen, Radeon, Logitech G, XFX, Seasonic, HyperX, Deepcool, Seagate and STEIGER DYNAMICS for a thrilling GLOBAL GIVEAWAY EXPERIENCE! THREE (3) Grand Prize winners will each receive an ultimate gaming PC, meticulously handcrafted in Silicon Valley by STEIGER DYNAMICS. This savage gaming PC is powered by the Ryzen 7 1800X processor and the brand new XFX Radeon RXVega 64 HBM2 GPU. This gaming beast is also augmented by top-of-the-line Logitech G gear.The combined value of the prizes is $9,000. ? Join with me this giveaway here : ? https://www.gamingtribe.com/giveaway/defiance/chokri29 GOOD LUCK ! Read the full article…

Juegas cuando comes?

Cuando algien te ve jugando es normal que la gente considere que estas haciendo algo que carece de importancia o que no es algo serio, quitando de por medio a la gente que se dedica a jugar para ganar dinero. Me refiero a la gente casual que juega mientras espera dentro del camión su parada, o cuando juegas entre amigos para pasar el tiempo, a esos actos facilmente pueden ser señalados como perdida de tiempo. Justamente por eso hablo de este tema, no es algo que me moleste pero quiero invitar a que la gente lo vea desde otro modo. Yo estoy empezado a estudiar Programación de Videojuegos y por esa razón he visto a los videojuegos no como una perdida de tiempo, sino como mi materia de estudio, al principio parece extraño verlo así pero después de algunas catedras te das cuenta que hay mucho que estudiar dentro de los Read the full article…

Compiling Unreal Engine Source

In this post i want to compile UNREAL ENGINE game ,It is one of most popular engine game. For compiling we use compiler microsoft Visual C++ .Net 2017 in Win8.1.This toturial can be used in compiling UNREAL in Win10.For you can compile source, you should providing some prerequisites that will describe in below. For hardware requirements : RAM minimum 8GB Free Space HardDrive more than 65 GB Graphic Card Compatible with Direct X11 or 12 For more info about DirectX see this link: Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. For seeing what DX your GPU support in command prompt or power shell type: dxdiag In dxdiag you should see that your system support DX11 or DX12. Supportted DirectX GPU list: DirectX11GeForce DirectX12GeForce List DX11/12 GeForce/Radeon For software requirement : Install SDK Win8.1 or Win10 for more info and guide see this link. Install Read the full article…

VR IN EDTECH: THE HYPE AND THE HOPE

These are exciting times for education and educational technology. Investors, entrepreneurs, and early adopters are extremely optimistic about the future of VR and AR in education, and immersive technologies are positioning themselves to revolutionize the way we teach and learn. However, among many schools and teachers, there is also a healthy skepticism that all the hype about VR is just that: hype. Many wonder if VR is just at the crest of its hype cycle, and the images of using VR to walk with dinosaurs and other impressive experiences often seem like more of a temporary novelty than a sustainable solution to real problems in education. But, is there more to a VR experience than the hype? What is the real potential for improving education, and what are the current obstacles? First, in order to have a productive discussion about the future of VR in education, the most important thing is Read the full article…

Which Platform is Right for YOU?

I work for a company that provides science education solutions for college and university students taking lab courses online, so VR solutions for education are top of my mind. For this thought experiment I am considering a VR app that would help distance learning students learn human anatomy and physiology. Age: 32 Occupation: RN/Student Name: Sarah Quote: “Time, what time?” Description: Sarah is a working nurse and mother who is trying to complete her BSN program online. Between work and family she needs technology to work right the first time. It needs to deliver the information concisely but if it is also entertaining to her kids, that’s a bonus. VR experience: none. Thought experiment How accessible would each VR platform be to your target student in terms of price? Take into account location, age, and income. VR systems, even a PS4 would be beyond what is reasonable to expect How interactive does your lesson Read the full article…

Fix VR Customer Service

Here’s a question for you. Off the record, on background, etc. Why can’t a customer service avatar, operated by a real person, greet me in Viveport, Steam or Oculus start page/room/space? I’d guess maybe only 10,000 people are go there a day, and most of those people wouldn’t even bother, so staffing this as a practical matter is trivial. Your first time in VR? Welcome! Based on the avatars produced by Sanar, High Fidelity and others, the customer service avatar could be much more than blocky propeller head; the Customer Service avatar could could make eye contact, have lip sync and do everything a person could do, from recommending titles to troubleshooting. Companies are going to great lengths to connect with people. Well, here’s a pretty simple way. Stand there and ask people. It’s something you can only do in VR. I know it sounds simplistic. Maybe I’m way off base with this. Read the full article…