Tuesday news, part two:
Fortnite is compared to cocaine in a potential class action lawsuit
Fortnite continues to be catnip for lawyers, this time finding itself targeted by a Montreal legal firm that's requested authorisation for a class action lawsuit on behalf of parents of two children who are allegedly addicted to the battle royale.
>> What surprises me the most is that this comes from Canada, not the US.
Makers of Samorost and Machinarium release a quirky new adventure game, Pilgrims
Amanita Design, the makers of Machinarium and the Samorost series, have released a quirky new adventure game, seemingly without warning. (Surprise! Isn't it nice when a game is just out instead of preceded by four months of trailers?) It's called Pilgrims, it's available now, and having played it this morning I can confirm it's crafted with the same beautifully offbeat art and animation as Amanita's previous games.
World of Warcraft Classic's new Dire Maul dungeon will arrive ahead of schedule next week
Dire Maul, located in the Feralas zone in World of Warcraft, is an ancient, ruined Night Elf city and, in more practical gameplay terms, a major dungeon from back in the day: Wowhead says it's "remembered fondly by most raiders as one of the most important sources for world buffs which used to be key to defeating bosses in raids ... It was one of Blizzard's first divergent dungeons in which alternate paths—such as skipping bosses—were encouraged."
World of Warcraft's upcoming races revealed: adorable foxes and cyborg gnomes
Blizzard unexpectedly just revealed the upcoming 8.3 update for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth in an 18-minute video detailing all of the new features players can look forward to when it launches, presumably, early next year. But of those new features, one is sure to set the community on fire: The fox-like Vulpera are joining the Horde as a playable Allied Race while the less-exciting Mechagnomes team up with the Alliance.
World of Warcraft's 8.3 update revealed, pits you against an eldritch god
You won't have to wait until Blizzcon 2019 to find out about World of Warcraft's next major update because Blizzard just went ahead and surprised everyone with an 18-minute video revealing Update 8.3, Visions of N'zoth, that will be arriving on the beta servers later today and, I expect, will launch in full sometime early next year.
World of Warcraft's auction house is getting a complete overhaul and it looks awesome
World of Warcraft's next major update was unveiled today in an 18-minute developer video with game director Ion Hazzikostas. It includes most of the expected features, including a new raid, new races, and plenty else—but one unexpected addition is a completely overhauled auction house system that looks to make trading with other players easier than ever.
Rust adds horse armor
Survival sandbox Rust continues to grow and change, having added hot air balloons, electricity, and even underwear in the past 12 months. Back in June, horseback riding was added, which set the stage for this most recent and extremely important update to Rust: Horse armor.
>> And, unlike the most famous one, this one is free.
Apex Legends 'Fight or Fright' event features a creepy, twilit Kings Canyon
Next week Apex Legends will get a three week halloween-themed event called Fight or Fright, as previous leaks have suggested. It will see the return of the Kings Canyon map as the setting for a zombie-themed limited time mode.
Save the birds in dreamy free adventure game Flutter
Flutter is a game where you walk in a line, from left to right, so I suppose it doesn't fit neatly into the adventure game label I've laid on it. There are no puzzles, and it lasts 5-10 minutes, but you get a full blast of a dreamy sci-fi story for that brief duration.
The NHS is opening its first game addiction clinic
The NHS is opening a clinic to treat people aged 13 to 25 for videogame addiction. This follows the World Health Organisation officially recognising gaming disorder as a disease earlier this year.
Recompile shows off its flashy hacking powers in a slick new trailer
Recompile, Phigames' 3D Metroidvania, takes place in a messy Mainframe full of half-sentient programmes, which you—a naughty bit of code that's facing deletion—have to escape. The striking new trailer takes us on a brief tour on the Mainframe and some new environments and offers up a first look at some new hacking mechanics.
Destiny 2 players are getting their season passes back after a cross save issue
Bungie is giving Destiny 2 players who accidentally bought the season pass on an inactive account access to it on their main account. While an update in the known issues post implies user error, players on the official forums say otherwise, claiming that the problem stemmed from cross save not working.
Doom Eternal has been delayed until 2020
Doom Eternal won't be hitting its November 22 release date, unfortunately. Developer id Software announced the delay on Twitter, along with a few more changes the team has made.
The new release date is March 20, 2020. id says it needs more time to "live up to our standards of speed and polish".
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