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The Weekly OT #9

July 31, 2016

There is lots of gravy this week. Rare released their 2016 SDCC video and it is must-watch for anyone who is interested in concept art or art design. Below is a slide from their presentation illustrating their guiding principles when creating assets. From first look, I loved the style, but now I know why! So cool!
Sea Of Thieves Art Design Principles (SDCC 2016)

Also this week was a crap ton of Ark announcements including Fishing!

Coming in a couple of weeks is a massive update with a new mode called Primitive+. Further down the road, there is a total conversion, asymmetrical mod called Primal Survival:

Survivors will experience full survival mechanics and lifecycles, including mating, growing, recruiting more creatures to your ‘pack,’ even constructing primitive dens. Gamers will experience asymmetric gameplay against or with other specifics, including humans, as well as AI creatures. The new functionality associated with this Primal Survival mode will also enable mod creators to build much more intricate mods involving playing as these various creatures. (YouTube)

Most importantly, however, Survival of the Fittest has been confirmed (actually back in April) to be coming to Xbox as well as PS4. The recent semi-finals for the SoTF tournament can be watched here. The Finals were this weekend and can be watched here (when it becomes available).

And keeping with the OT theme, this Bourne Series Honest Trailer is funny. So sad the next installment isn’t as good as the previous movies.

  1. July 31, 2016 6:45 pm

    SoT looks so darn fun. Can’t wait.

    Absolutely bummed I missed everyone on Friday. I sat in the lazy boy for a few minutes and immediately passed out. Before I knew it, it was passed 11pm. Hopefully we can get some games in next weekend.

    PS: not sure if intentional, but weekly OT #9 is showing under #8.

    • July 31, 2016 6:55 pm

      Ha ha! I rushed home, only to discover that you had stepped away, only to disappear, never to return. Life as a student/provider/father. Thanks for the heads-up on the posts. Fixed.

      And if you are a fan of Penny Arcade and/or Overwatch, this 6-minute YouTube on their For The Watch tournament is pretty funny.

  2. August 1, 2016 5:22 pm

    Much better and more relevant than the title would suggest.

  3. August 2, 2016 3:11 pm

    and this site to help you find a movie you didn’t even know you wanted to watch. Seriously useful!

  4. August 2, 2016 6:02 pm

    LucioBall! LMAO!

    This is the kind of shi I expected Blizzard to do, but it was so long in coming (and their Competitive Game mode blunders (matchmaking and overtime) so ridiculous), that I figured they were the same as every other developer.

    And, you know your game is big when people start rippin’ you off. Go ROCKET LEAGUE!

    • Herandar permalink
      August 4, 2016 11:55 am

      Dude takes two minutes to explain a concept that can be explained in ten seconds. Still, very cool that they are doing this, and the RL imitation is RL flattery.

  5. August 2, 2016 6:03 pm

  6. August 2, 2016 7:46 pm

    I should have some game time tonight. Limited, but some none the less lol

  7. August 4, 2016 3:19 pm

  8. August 4, 2016 9:22 pm


    I will be free Friday night, and likely Sat night as well.

    I should also haz games in the next couple of hours (7:30pm PST)

    • Herandar permalink
      August 5, 2016 9:28 am

      Probably not gaming tonight, because I love the Olympic Games.

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