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The making of Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider, and how Arkane killed a god

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Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider is a revenge and redemption tale, only here the target of your revenge is god. 'We're going to kill a god’ might seem like a well-trodden path in JRPG country, but Death Of The Outsider brings something new to the table. Here, the god is a trickster, a victim, and the source of the player's power. He's a figure that has come to define the Dishonored series as a whole, and is both revered and pitied by its players. So how, exactly, do you go about killing a god like this? I spoke to the developers at Arkane to find out.

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spongbeaux
1 day ago
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Insightful commentary on the conclusion to a classic series. But I hold out hope for lore!
spongbeaux
1 day ago
*more damm8t!
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Judgment in Epic Games, Inc. v. Apple Inc.

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Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled today on the Epic v. Apple case. It seems pretty clear to me that Apple got a huge victory, and Epic was served an even huger loss. But read for yourself. There are three documents:

  • A one-page judgment, finding for Epic only on the issue of Apple’s anti-steering provision in the App Store Guidelines, and for Apple on all other counts. The judgment also says Epic owes Apple 30 percent of the $12 million Fortnite for iOS garnered while they were using their own in-app payment processing between August and October 2020, and that Epic and Apple must both pay their own legal fees.

  • A one-page injunction against the aforementioned anti-steering guideline, the meat of which is this:

    1. Apple Inc. and its officers, agents, servants, employees, and any person in active concert or participation with them (“Apple”), are hereby permanently restrained and enjoined from prohibiting developers from (i) including in their apps and their metadata buttons, external links, or other calls to action that direct customers to purchasing mechanisms, in addition to In-App Purchasing and (ii) communicating with customers through points of contact obtained voluntarily from customers through account registration within the app.
  • A 185-page ruling, containing all the findings of fact, etc.

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spongbeaux
8 days ago
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I dunno, that sounds like a massive concession was won...
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steingart
8 days ago
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Grubes at his boot licking worst. A better take https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/10/22662320/epic-apple-ruling-injunction-judge-court-app-store
Princeton, NJ

Xbox consoles are getting xCloud this holiday so you can stream before you download

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Microsoft its bringing its Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service to Xbox One and Xbox Series S / X consoles this holiday. The integration of xCloud will let Xbox owners simply click play on an Xbox Game Pass game and stream it immediately, allowing players to try games before they commit to the often hourslong process of downloading big titles.

More than 100 Xbox Game Pass titles will be available as part of this initial xCloud integration, and Xbox players will be able to try games as they wait for them to download fully. This xCloud integration also lets Xbox players jump into multiplayer games as soon as friends send an invite, avoiding having to wait for the install to complete.

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spongbeaux
25 days ago
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This is going to be excellent! No more drive space used up with things you're not sure about or not currently playing. (If only it worked with any game and not just Game Pass)
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Global Temperature Over My Lifetime

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I was really impressed by the accuracy of some of the report's predictions about fossil fuel consumption. Then I realized, oh, right, of course.
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41 days ago
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I was really impressed by the accuracy of some of the report's predictions about fossil fuel consumption. Then I realized, oh, right, of course.
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Yowza
Durham, NC

Samsung boss Lee Jae-yong awarded Get Out Of Jail Free card

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South Korea needs Samsung monopolising effectively as it pursues industry development plans

Samsung Electronics boss Lee Jae-yong will be released from prison on parole this Friday.…

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spongbeaux
40 days ago
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Can we trade him for Bixby?
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Perfect Life

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

Hovertext:
Let us now fight about the plural of emoji.


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