Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 394: Crash Landing

Email us at [email protected]! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Hey y’all! This week we sit down with composer Bobby Krlic, who shares the creative process behind crafting Returnal’s soundtrack. Stuff We Talked About Mass Effect Legendary EditionOddworld: SoulstormReturnal (interview begins at 21:20)Outer Wilds The WitnessDisco Elysium – The Final CutGames that made us see things differently in the real world The Cast Sid Shuman – Senior Director of Content Communications, SIE Tim Turi –  Senior Content Communications Specialist, SIE Thanks to Cory Schmitz for our beautiful logo and Dormilón for our rad theme song and show music. [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]
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    Your guide to survival in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 6: Primal

    You were all hunters in Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5, but in Chapter 2 Season 6… well, you’re still hunters, just in a different way. Reality has collapsed in the process of containing the Zero Point, resulting in a Primal biome where modern ways of life are no more. Since the Island has grown wild, so must you, and we’re to help you get started. Battling off the land: Craft your own weapons If you teach someone to fish, they’ll fish for a lifetime. Likewise, even though you can still find weapons as loot, you can now take matters into your own hands and make them yourself. Due to the collapse of Reality, Wildlife is roaming about the Island. Hunt them for not only Health-granting food but also resources for crafting Primal weapons, a new weapon type. Familiar favorites like the Pump Shotgun and Assault Rifle can be crafted as well, but for these, you’ll need resources from the Island’s remaining technology (like cars). A look at the Primal Rifle. Both classic and Primal weapons can be found as loot, but if you have a “Makeshift” weapon and the right resources, you can craft them whenever. If you have a Makeshift Bow, you can also craft either a Primal Bow or a Mechanical Bow. With these, find different things on the Island to craft even more Bow types. Enter the Primal and ascend higher With its advanced technology destroyed, the Island’s center has turned into the aforesaid Primal biome, autumnally orange in its immaculacy. In the middle is the towering Spire and the stucco village that surrounds it, and beyond the village are other primal points of interest like Boney Burbs and Colossal Crops. The Spire and surrounding village. At the outskirts of the biome are Guardian Towers, harboring mysterious orbs whose significance is unknown. Perhaps taking them to a specific place can reveal their true purpose? Play Video Chapter 2 Season 6 Battle Pass In addition to new unlockable Pickaxes, Back Blings, and more, this Season’s Battle Pass features Outfits based on characters unafraid of the primal: Agent Jones: Willing to get rough to save Reality.Lara Croft: The latest member of the Gaming Legends series.Tarana: Embracer of the wild.Raz: Seeker of The Spire’s mysteries.Cluck: Born of the wild.Rebirth Raven: Founding member of the Teen Titans.Spire Assassin: One with The Spire.Neymar Jr: Coming soon to the Island. You can get the Battle Pass for only 950 V-Bucks or as part of your Fortnite Crew subscription, and then earn up to 1,500 V-Bucks by playing. With this Chapter 2 Season 6 primer, you’re now ready to start the Season with an upper hand against the Island’s forces. Also, as the Season progresses, stay tuned for technology advancements like off-roading Chonkers Tires. Now drop in and run wild!

    Epic, Spotify among others against Apple and Google app policies ally

    Sponsored Links TORU YAMANAKA via Getty Images A diverse variety of companies including Epic Games, Spotify, Match Group, Tile and others have formed an alliance to pressure Apple, Google and others to change their app store rules. The Coalition for App Fairness debuted today, stating that “Apple taxes consumers and crushes innovation,” and that it will advocate “freedom of choice and fair competition across the app ecosystem.” The group plans to push for new regulations governing how app stores can be run. Many of the members, including Epic, Spotify and Tile have already filed some sort of action against Apple or Google. Spotify has filed a complaint in the European court over high fees and Apple rules that favor its own products, while Tile has accused Apple of reducing its usability on iOS in favor of its own app, FindMy. Epic Games, meanwhile, tried to bypass the App Store altogether and found itself terminated from the store, developer tools and all. Coalition for App Fairness The coalition will allow those companies to pool resources and lobby as a group, while giving clout to smaller developers who could never tackle giants like Apple or Google alone. It’s open to “companies of any size, in any industry who are committed to protecting consumer choice, fostering competition and creating a level playing field for all app and game developers locally,” according to the coalition. The group has proposed a code of conduct it wants Apple and other store owners to adopt. It requests that developers should not pay “unfair, unreasonable or discriminatory fees,” that developers should have access to the platform’s technical details and that they shouldn’t be forced to use an exclusive app store, “including payment obligations.” Apple has always argued that it applies the same rules — and 30 percent cut — to all developers, with some of the revenue being used to run the store and pay for security, app review, hosting, distribution, fraud protection and payment processing. In the case of subscriptions, it has noted that the fees drop to 15 percent after the first year. As it noted with Spotify, “[They] wouldn’t  be the business they are today without the App Store ecosystem, but now they're leveraging their scale to avoid contributing to maintaining that ecosystem for the next generation of app entrepreneurs. We think that's wrong.” In this article: Epic Games, Spotify, Match, Coalition for App Fairness, App Store, Google Play, competition, oversight, news, gear All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Comments 84 Shares Share Tweet Share

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