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Issue 513


Index:
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Editorial

Announcements
Fever Events
Special Events and Tournaments
Fever Jobs
Inside Fever
Fever FNG
P.O.W.
Fever Flair
Behind the scenes
New Releases
Tech News
E-Sports
Game News
Miscellaneous
Gaming Beats
Funnies




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Not much of a crazy week unless you are a nintendo fan. Though there are a few game stories that could spur some interest in reading/checking out . If not the news , you might like the funnies i was able to find this week.
- SunKenRock

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Special event this week: Miss Joker will be hosting a game of Cards Against Humanity this Friday in the Hot Tub! Come show off what a terrible person you are! Wine optional but recommended.




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Game Nights:

Events Schedule

Calendar

Please check the forum calendar and #events channel on Discord for up-to-date event times. Also see the suggestions thread for any requests and/or offers to host an event


If you would like to help ensure your game's game nights, events, etc. are listed and want to have the ability to post them on the calendar, or your game nights do not appear on this calendar over the next few days, please contact please contact Violet or OmegaDir who can get you squared away or answer any questions.

To convert the times to your timezone, use the following tool: Time Zone Converter. Please check the Discord Events channel for reminders about events. Also with some game nights being made up for that day due to the people who are on.




Special Events and On-going Tournaments
Among Us Weekly game nights hosted by the incredible Miss Joker or one of her minions Wednesday at 5 pm PST (8 pm EST)! Come find the impostor... or die trying.


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Clan Jobs: In and out of gaming

Fever Clan Job Roster Master List

This link will take you to everything Fever and provides a table of contents to direct you to what you may seek. If you do not see anything for a game that you are looking for (or might be interested in starting a group in) contact:


Head of Games - Thundernut

Division Commander: Medic739, Cowmash and Badger

Gaming Coordinator: Shenanoska

Clan Jobs Forum!

This is a forum dedicated to job adverts where companies and departments can post their available jobs, specify what it would entail, and if it is open to officers and/or enlisted. You are not required to use this forum, but it's here as a means to help you get personnel into your section. When that position is filled, please make a final post that the position was filled and then close your thread (or request to get it closed if you do not have permissions) to further responses.



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Destiny 2 - This Week At Bungie , HOTFIX 3.3.0.3


Elder Scrolls Online - The 5 Best Crafted PvP Sets in ESO


Tormented Souls - Oldschool Horror Game




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GoldenEyeEU , Hawksniper





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Last week's winner was BlackRosae - please congratulate them!


This week's nominees are:


Mr.Crash


nightmedic


Submortal


Please vote for them here -> PoW-09-27-21



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FIFA 22 [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 1

Alan Wake Remastered [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 5

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan [PC, PS4, XBO, Switch] – October 5

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch] – October 5


Far Cry 6 [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Stadia] – October 7 (pre-order Far Cry 6)

Metroid Dread [Switch] – October 8

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) – October 8 (Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders)

Back 4 Blood [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 12

Jackbox Party Pack 8 [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch] – October 14

Crysis Remastered Trilogy [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 15

Demon Slayer: The Hikonami Chronicles [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO] – October 15

Resident Evil 4 VR [Oculus VR] – October 21

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy [PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch] – October 26

Age of Empires 4 [PC] – October 28

Mario Party Superstars [Switch] – October 29



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Skype is getting another redesign with new themes and features
Skype’s had more redesigns in the past five years than I’ve had hot dinners, but Microsoft is still ready to try and tweak things once again. The software maker is teasing plans for an “improved, faster, reliable, and super modern-looking Skype.” Microsoft says it has been listening to feedback and, over the next few months, will start rolling out changes to modernize Skype.

The most important part of Skype, what Microsoft calls the call stage, is getting the most attention. The grid that’s displayed during calls will soon include everyone on a call, regardless of whether they have enabled video or not. This puts all participants side by side, including your own video in the main interface.

Microsoft is also adding new themes and layouts to this view, offering some much-needed customization to the main calling interface in Skype. You’ll be able to pick between speaker view, grid view, large gallery, Together Mode, and even a content view — with options to only show people with video enabled.

Skype’s new colorful themes will soon be available, with button gradients, an improved side panel on mobile, and Fluent Design icons throughout the apps. Skype users without avatars will also get colorful gradients to make it easier to tell chats apart.

It’s not all just design changes, though. “While we love the design changes, we knew they weren’t enough,” admits the Skype team in a blog post detailing the changes. “We needed to focus on performance to make the experience delightful.” Microsoft claims it’s increasing performance on the Android version by more than 2,000 percent in “key scenarios” and 30 percent on desktop versions of Skype.

Microsoft is also making a commitment to support all browsers with its future Skype changes. “We believe the Skype experience should be seamless, accessible, and reliable no matter what browser or device you are using, so we are adding support for all browsers,” says the Skype team. “We would like to make sure that no matter which device, platform, or browser you’re using, Skype will always give you a great experience.”

Some of these improvements are live now, while others will roll out in the coming months. Custom notification sounds are part of the immediate new features, while a new TwinCam feature that lets you add your phone camera to a call appears to be coming later.

Microsoft is certainly focusing on a wide range of improvements for Skype. This is the latest redesign of Skype since Microsoft started tweaking things initially in 2014, followed by a Snapchat-like design in 2017, another redesign in 2018 that killed off the radical Snapchat-like changes, and lots of changes to the desktop and mobile apps ever since.

It’s surprising to see yet another redesign, albeit a modest one. Microsoft has signaled a shift in focus towards Microsoft Teams over the past year, with attempts to entice consumers into Teams. Microsoft’s struggles with Skype created a Zoom moment at the beginning of the pandemic last year, and the company has tried to leverage Teams and its free all-day video calling as an answer to Zoom for consumers.

Link - theverge



Discord will now let you set a unique avatar in each of the servers where you hang out
Messaging app Discord announced today that its premium Nitro tier will now allow subscribers to use a different avatar on each of their servers. The option to “change nickname” in the app has been changed to “edit server profile.” That’s where you’ll be able to change both your nickname and server avatar, so if you use multiple servers — as a lot of Discord users do — you can keep each identity separate and unique.

Discord also announced today that they’re starting the rollout of scheduled events, which allow users to plan ahead, giving time to spread awareness and join. The company says it’s seeing more communities use stage channels to connect with members, in AMAs, open mic events, or other large-scale discussions.

With scheduled events in Discord, users can create an event with a topic name for a future date, allow members to RSVP — which will then send them a notification when the event starts — and create an invite link for a specific event. Members will also be able to browse a list of future events on a server. The scheduled events feature will be available on desktop, iOS, and Android, and there are no time restrictions on how far ahead of time moderators and admins can schedule events, but there will be a limit of 100 total events at a time.

Link - theverge






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Japanese Esports Team Is Filled With Senior Citizens
Meet the Matagi Snipers. Based in Akita, the eight-person team is Japan’s first senior esports professional team, complete with a sponsor and everything.

The team was established as a way to show the health benefits of esports for older adults, as well as to impress the grandkids. NHK reports that twenty-one people applied to join the team, but only eight made the cut. The hopefuls were selected on their gaming aptitude, even if they weren’t necessarily huge gamers—or ones, at all.

“Up until now, I never played video games,” said 67-year-old member Eba. She added that once she started playing, she felt that gaming was preventative for cognitive impairment, by having her move her hands and eyes together, as well as talking strategy with her teammates while playing. All of this has helped keep her sharp.

The Matagi Snipers, with its players ranging in ages from 66 to 73, is not the first esports team for older adults. Back in 2017, the Lenovo-sponsored Silver Snipers made a big splash by being a Counter Strike team filled with over-60s players.

Showing a wider range of people playing makes esports more inclusive. Last year in Japan, an esports facility for senior citizens called ISR Esports opened in Kobe. Catering to people over 60, the facility aims to introduce video games to complete beginners. One 88-year-old man, who has been going to ISR Esports for the past year, admitted that he previously didn’t really like games. Now, however, he sees they are quite enjoyable. “That’s because there are lots of different types,” he told Japan’s ABC TV.

Practicing three times a week, the Matagi Snipers are slated to start streaming this October. The goal is to enter tournaments and win. Practicing three times a week seems light by esports standards, but this team does show the need for more senior teams—and leagues. Present-day pros cannot play at the same level forever, and perhaps as they age, they’d still like to compete. Golf has the Senior PGA, why can’t esports?

Link -
kotaku


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Nintendo Direct September 2021: The biggest announcements
Nintendo’s September 2021 Direct offered a big hit of nostalgia for longtime Nintendo fans. The 40-minute presentation revived titles announced long ago and even revealed a few surprise projects coming later this year through the summer of 2022. One of the biggest announcements wasn’t even a game, as Shigeru Miyamoto himself revealed the cast for the upcoming Mario movie.

Polygon’s StoryStream for the event has everything you’d want to know. But if you just want the highlights, here the top 10 trailers and reveals from Thursday’s Nintendo Direct.

KIRBY AND THE FORGOTTEN LAND IS KIRBY’S POST-APOCALYPTIC ADVENTURE

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is one of the only new games announced at the Nintendo Direct, and it’s taking Kirby into a new genre. Traditionally a 2D hero, Kirby will be able to explore a post-apocalyptic world in 3D. He’ll still devour enemies and possess their powers, just in a more three-dimensional space.

Kirby’s latest adventure will launch on the Nintendo Switch in Spring 2022.


NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE + EXPANSION PASS ADDS NEW CONTENT, INCLUDING NINTENDO 64 GAMES

Nintendo revealed that it’s expanding its Nintendo Switch Online bonuses with another premium service. The company didn’t reveal how much this add-on will cost, but it did show what players will get in return: a digital Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis game collection. This new feature will launch by the end of October.

The service will launch with Nintendo 64 classics like Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The initial Genesis offering includes Sonic 2, Ecco the Dolphin, and Golden Axe. Nintendo will also sell new Nintendo 64 and Genesis controllers that are Switch compatible, and those will cost $49.99 each.

Additional N64 titles — like Majora’s Mask, F-Zero, and even Banjo-Kazooie — will come to the service at a later date.


MARIO MOVIE COMING OUT HOLIDAY 2022

Shigeru Miyamoto reminded players that he’s working alongside Illumination — the studio behind Despicable Me — to make a Mario movie. The movie will launch in North America on Dec. 21 and it includes a stacked voice cast. Chris Pratt will play Mario, with Anya-Taylor Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, and Jack Black as Bowser. Keegan-Michael Key will play Toad, and Seth Rogan will even appear as Donkey Kong. Mario’s longtime voice actor, Charles Martinet, will also appear in the movie in various cameo roles.

BAYONETTA 3 GOT A RE-REVEAL TRAILER

After years of waiting, Bayonetta 3 fans got a new glimpse of their favorite witch. Nintendo and PlatinumGames’ new trailer started with a cinematic fakeout, but eventually evolved into Bayonetta kicking some gigantic demon ass through the streets.

SPLATOON 3 SEES THE RETURN OF THE MAMMALIANS

Nintendo showed off a good deal of Splatoon 3 gameplay, including new multiplayer powers like the ability to turn into a kind of squid Spider-Man. But the company also revealed that Splatoon 3’s campaign will be called “Return of the Mammalians,” and features a new world for players to explore.

MONSTER HUNTER RISE IS GETTING AN EXPANSION

Monster Hunter Rise is getting a new expansion in Summer of 2022: Sunbreak. Nintendo called the expansion “massive,” and it’ll include new monsters, locales, hunting actions, and quest ranks. It’s a paid DLC, similar to the Iceborne expansion that World got in 2019.

CHOCOBO GP IS FINAL FANTASY’S NEW KART RACER

Final Fantasy is getting a 2000’s-era kart racer with Chocobo GP. Players can skate around as a chocobo on roller skates or customize their own kart to race against opponents. Racers can even upgrade spells they find on the battlefield, such as from Fire to Fira, by collecting multiple versions of the same element. Chocobo GP will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive, and it launches in 2022.

CASTLEVANIA ADVANCE COLLECTION IS OUT TODAY

Castlevania fans will be able to replay some of the series’ classic handheld games with the Castlevania Advance Collection — which launched Thursday night. Players will be able to rewind, quick save and map their own buttons for Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, Castlevania, Aria of Sorrow, and the SNES title Castlevania: Dracula X.

ACTRAISER RENAISSANCE IS A REMAKE OF A CLASSIC — ALSO OUT TODAY

The beloved classic Actraiser is coming to the Nintendo Switch with a new remake on Thursday afternoon. Actraiser Renaissance will allow players to battle through 2D levels and cultivate the land. It’ll also include new and old music.

ANIMAL CROSSING: NEW HORIZONS AND SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE ARE GETTING THEIR OWN DIRECTS

The final big announcement from the September Nintendo Direct is more of an anti-announcement. Nintendo teased players with upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announcements. But instead of revealing the final DLC character for Smash or what players will be able to add to their Animal Crossing villages, Nintendo announced two mini-Directs instead. The final Direct for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will air on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. EDT. The Animal Crossing Direct will air later in October, but Nintendo didn’t offer a specific date.

Link - polygon

Bastion loses tank mode and self-healing in Overwatch 2
Overwatch 2 will see some changes to some of its roster of characters, but it seems like none of those tweaks will be as impactful as the planned changes to Bastion.

In a pair of recent videos, Blizzard devs outlined the way in which two of its heroes would be changing. Sombra, for example, will now be able to reveal the location of enemies to her team using her hack, and will be able to use that ability while hidden, rather than fully revealing her location. It's a tweak that doesn't change things up too much, but certainly seems to lean into what makes her unique.

When it comes to Bastion, however, things are really changing up. Instead of its tank mode, the bird-friendly robot's Ultimate is now an artillery strike that locks Bastion into place, and is aimed via a bird's-eye view of the battlefield. Self-repair is out too, but the payoff is some extra mobility and firepower. Sentry mode will let you move around for a few seconds, Bastion's recon weapon now works like a scope-free sniper rifle, and a new tactical grenade that bounces off walls and sticks to enemies.

There's still no word on exactly when Overwatch 2 will release - one recent report suggested a summer 2022 release, while another claimed Overwatch 2 might not launch until 2023. We do know, however, that an early build of the game will show up during next year's Overwatch League, which is set to kick off in April.

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Microsoft's latest Edge browser now available on Xbox
Browsers on video game consoles tend to be bare bones. Microsoft changed that Thursday by adding the latest version of its Edge browser to Xbox consoles. The browser offers cross-platform functionality and also runs browser-based services.

Stadia and Discord are two examples of services that can now work on the Xbox's Edge browser, according to a Friday report from The Verge. Though both can run via the browser, they won't have all the bells and whistles like they would on their respective apps. However, it's unlikely a Stadia app will be available for the Xbox anytime soon, and Discord has yet to release its app for the console.

The Edge browser on Xbox allows for sharing between other devices where a person is signed in. This means people can open a tab on their console and send that to the Edge browser on their desktop or laptop.

Bookmarks, web history and settings will also sync between the different browsers once a user is signed in. The update also comes with support for a mouse.

Microsoft Edge is available on the Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, which will have a Halo Edition coming out in November.

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Next Steam Next Fest drops 'hundreds' more demos this October
The first Steam Next Fest happened this June and among the 700-odd (!) demos available, there were more than a few gems to discover. Valve announced shortly afterward that it would host another next month, running from October 1-7, and now the event has a trailer showing off some of the games being featured.

Steam Next Fest is, as the name suggests, all about what's coming down the line: the idea is that a whole bunch of demos for all sorts of games land at the same time, and then you can fill your boots for the duration. Or if you're sensible, wait a few days until we've sifted through 'em all and can tell you what to look out for.

The event doesn't have a schedule yet but will feature developer livestreams and interviews about games in progress. There's no firm number of games yet beyond "hundreds", though expect more than you can reasonably play in a week. That's not to be down on Next Fest though: for as long as Steam has been Steam smaller developers have had issues getting their games surfaced in front of people, and regular events like this must help with visibility.

Valve will begin the event on October 1 with its own livestream, at which it will no doubt announce Half-Life 3, and you can set a Steam reminder for the event here.

Link - pcgamer



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