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Interview with the devs: Decimated

Interview with the devs: Decimated

Decimated is post-apocalyptic multiplayer survival RPG with salvageable cryptocurrency with is currently in development. We sat down with the Stephen Espion, who is the Creative Director of the project and the CEO of Fracture Labs XP4T: So, hi and thanks for taking the time to talk to us! First of all, could you please introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit more about the studio? ESPION: Thanks for having us! We are a new video game studio based in Malta, Europe, who are creating a post-apocalyptic online survival game with a blockchain based economy. Our team is made up [...]

July 6, 2018 J.J. Costello Editorials, Interviews 0

Mafia Series NPCs Not In Latest Installment

Mafia Series NPCs Not In Latest Installment

   NEW BORDEAUX, LOUISIANA –  It’s been a rough couple of years of Miss Molly Scaret. Back in 2000, she started working on the original Mafia production and which took place in Lost Heaven. She had a number or roles, ranging from hot dog vendor, random pedestrian 1 as well as secretary.  “We were a family. Working on the original (production) was an amazing experience. We were all so young, and full of hope.” Miss Scarlet said. Fast forward to 2008. Production for the sequel began, and as luck would have it a majority of the original cast was used [...]

October 12, 2016 J.J. Costello Varia 0

GTA Online Prostitution Ring Uncovered

GTA Online Prostitution Ring Uncovered

LOS SANTOS, CA – The city never sleeps. Neither does the constant hustle. Players are always trying to find the next glitch or bug to increase revenues and get the upper-hand, it is the nature of the beast. Investigators have uncovered a prostitution ring they say was run by a Navy computer expert that advertised via Lifeinvader and various magazines.  The ring was organized by Petty Officer 2nd Class Billy Mayton, a computer scientist at the Easter Basin Naval Station, and Jiang Liang, a local massage parlor chain owner. At least 50 prostitutes and 350 patrons are involved according to police [...]

September 28, 2016 J.J. Costello News 0

Man Can’t Get Past lvl 2 in Pitfall

Man Can’t Get Past lvl 2 in Pitfall

WINSLOW, ALABAMBA – Jerome Pitney Watson has a problem. Ever since the day his father bought the Atari 2600 for him back in 2nd grade he’s been obsessively attempting to get past the second stage in Pitfall.  Mr. Pitney Watson Sr. had this to say “When I gave Jerome that there game thingy, I thought he’d go and make me proud. It’s been 23 years and he inability to progress farther in the game has brought shame to me. Shame to the family. I just reckoned that he’s one day get up and say, “today is the day! I’m gonna [...]

September 28, 2016 J.J. Costello News 0

The Division: Left Hand Fail

The Division: Left Hand Fail

According to Scientific American, 15% of people are left-handed, and males are twice as likely to be left-handed than females. Also, according to research conducted by Dr. Nick Cherbuin, lefites are better at handling large amounts of stimuli, making them naturally better at playing video games. With this in mind, it’s clear why Ubisoft decided to cater to this segment group by adding the option of switching the keybindings to left-handed. Regretfully, their efforts are in vain. Their solution is to simply offer a streamlined option to remap the keys according to what they THINK southpaws require. This option utilizes [...]

March 17, 2016 J.J. Costello Varia 0

Siege: Patch Update 2.1

Siege: Patch Update 2.1

While the new patch isn’t that exciting, it does have a few juicy morsels. We’ve taken the liberty of highlighting the key points. SPECTATOR MODE One of the most important new features added with this latest patch is the spectator mode, you can read more about that here.  Regretfully, in it’s present state, it’s a “cool feature” but ultimately rather useless, and more quaint than anything. Basically, the gist of it is: you have to create a custom game with 10 people, no more, no less, and THEN an 11th person can join the match to watch it. If the [...]

February 11, 2016 J.J. Costello News 0

The Division: Faction Facts

The Division: Faction Facts

“When our city started to collapse, the dark side of humanity took control of the streets.” Crisis situations bring out the best of people….and the worst. In the aftermath of the Black Friday attack, New York city has been taken over by various factions. Here’s the rundown of who you’ll be meeting in the grim streets of Manhattan. SHD (Strategic Homeland Division) SHD, A.K.A. “The Division“, is a response to the weakness and problems, which have been identified during simulations like Operation Dark Winter and other disaster scenarios in the real-world. The unit’s agents are sleeper agents, but are highly trained to ensure that the key infrastructures and [...]

February 11, 2016 J.J. Costello Varia 0

Didya know about the Siege Spectator Mode?

Didya know about the Siege Spectator Mode?

LEARN FROM THE BEST…OR DIE LIKE THE REST Rainbow Six Siege offers players a new way to experience its tense counter-terrorist action. The Spectator Cam allows an 11th person to participate in the 5v5 multiplayer matches by giving them the chance to witness the action through two different camera options. With the traditional First-Person View, the spectator can see through the eyes of an individual player during a match, while the Tactical View lets them switch between following individual players automatically, or zooming out over the map to see everything that’s happening. You can get your first look at the [...]

February 11, 2016 J.J. Costello Varia 0

The Division Open Beta

The Division Open Beta

Whether you want to make a foray back in the Dark Zone again with your crew, or you’re interested in checking out The Division beta ‘cuz you missed the closed beta, you’re in luck!  The Division is throwing its doors wide open next week with an open beta that will let everyone explore its devastated New York ahead of the game’s launch. You’ll be able to jump into the open beta from February 19-21 on PS4, PC and Xbox One. Also, Xbox One players can get started a day early with exclusive 24-hour early access beginning on February 18, but [...]

February 10, 2016 J.J. Costello News 0

Interview with the Devs: SQUAD

Interview with the Devs: SQUAD

Have you heard of SQUAD?  Well, if you like realistic first-person shooters and cooperative gameplay, then this is the game for you. The game is still in early access on steam, but Keith “Litoralis” Weisglas from Offworld Industries was nice enough to  sit down with us and talk about their project. xp4T: Tell us a little bit about Offworld Industries Ltd. How long have you been collaborating together, and how did you get started? Litoralis: Offworld Industries is a startup studio with a core team of developers who either developed the award winning BF2 mod Project Reality over the prior decade, or [...]

February 8, 2016 J.J. Costello Interview with the Devs 0