August 2018

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Check Out Fortnite’s Awesomely Detailed PAX Mini-Golf Course

After building a theme park at Gamescom 2018, Epic Games’ Fortnite has opted for a bit of sport for its PAX West 2018 showing – namely, a tough, detailed mini-golf course.

IGN’s intrepid golfers hit the Lazy links at PAX for nine holes of Fortnite-inspired mini-golf. Check out dozens of photos of the golf course below to see the tricky shots we had to make to keep somewhat around par.

For more on Fortnite, stay tuned to our in-depth video tour of the golf course, and make sure you check out the details on the latest announced Fortnite event, High Stakes.

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Sony Provides Yet Another Statement for the Lack of ‘Fortnite’ Cross Platform Play With Other Consoles

Fortnite (Free) continues to increase in both userbase and mindshare across gaming and non gaming circles but ever since E3 and specifically Nintendo’s showcase, Sony has been under fire from the media and from Fortnite players who own more than one console platform. While Sony initially was all for cross play with PC and mobile platforms when Microsoft and Nintendo were against it, things have changed. Both Microsoft and Nintendo are more than happy to play alongside each other and allow gamers and developers to do as they please with cross platform support.

The problem with Fortnite and Sony is that people had their accounts locked into the PS4 console with no way to link to Xbox or Switch. Right now, Cross play on PS4 works with iOS, Android, and PC platforms but not any other console. The drama had more or less settled and sadly everyone had slowly forgotten or accepted that PS4 cross play for Fortnite would not change but a new interview has reignited the flames.

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18 Astute Observations From Cyberpunk 2077’s Crazy Demo

More than two months after raking in countless Best of Show awards at E3, video footage of Cyberpunk 2077’s whopping 48-minute gameplay demo is finally available to the public. Join me as I expound on all the things that stood out to my decidedly low-tech peepers.

Look, I know I normally start Funny To A Point with a long, rambling intro that justifies my expertise in analyzing these sorts of demos, but here’s the thing: The video was really long, okay? Like longer than an episode of America’s Got Talent – and almost longer than an episode of America’s Got Talent feels like when you’re watching it! As such, I had to save all of my rambling for the actual feature this week, so we’re just going to dive right in. If you’ve already seen the video, try not to feel too bad for missing these incredibly perceptive and enlightening observations. If you haven’t watched it, you should do so right now – otherwise you won’t know what the hell I’m talking about!


18 Astute Observations From Cyberpunk 2077’s Crazy Demo

More than two months after raking in countless Best of Show awards at E3, video footage of Cyberpunk 2077’s whopping 48-minute gameplay demo is finally available to the public. Join me as I expound on all the things that stood out to my decidedly low-tech peepers.

Look, I know I normally start Funny To A Point with a long, rambling intro that justifies my expertise in analyzing these sorts of demos, but here’s the thing: The video was really long, okay? Like longer than an episode of America’s Got Talent – and almost longer than an episode of America’s Got Talent feels like when you’re watching it! As such, I had to save all of my rambling for the actual feature this week, so we’re just going to dive right in. If you’ve already seen the video, try not to feel too bad for missing these incredibly perceptive and enlightening observations. If you haven’t watched it, you should do so right now – otherwise you won’t know what the hell I’m talking about!


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One of Dota’s Weirdest Heroes Is Becoming One of Artifacts Craziest Cards

Not all existing Dota 2 heroes are guaranteed to make it into Valve’s next game, Artifact, but this crafty Geomancer, Meepo, is confirmed to get a card counterpart, and IGN has the first details on his cards.

In Artifact, almost every known hero card has either a passive or active ability and a signature spell card. Meepo is unique in that his card has both an active and a passive. His active ability, Poof, allows Meepo to move to an allied Meepos lane and deal 2 damage to his new enemy neighbors. His passive or “continuous effect” ability, United We Fall, requires that if Meepo dies, allied Meepos in other lanes die too.

Like in Dota 2, Meepo’s signature spell allows him to summon another Meepo. You can see the spell card and the art for other Meepo in the slideshow below. Each hero comes with three copies of their signature spell card, so there’s potential to have four Meepos across the board at once.

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IGN Plays Fortnite Live Today at 3:05pm PT/6:05pm ET

We’re dropping four days of Fortnite livestreams on all of our streaming platforms, so join us today as we continue our quest to see how many Victory Royales we can get in a total of 8 hours of Fortnite streams.

Today’s action runs from 3:05-5:05pm PT/6:05-8:05pm ET/11:05pm-1:05am UK (Saturday, September 1 from 8:05-10:05am AET). As always, you can watch live right here on the front page of IGN.com, or you can find us on YouTube, Twitch, and Mixer.

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Why Torchlight Frontiers Is My Most Anticipated ARPG Since Diablo 2

Immediately upon playing Torchlight Frontiers, I was presented with a choice between the two currently playable classes: the Dusk Mage and Forged. The former is a powerful magic user charged with wielding both the immense powers of dark and light in perpetual harmony. The latter is a robot. I chose the robot.

I felt an immediate sense of adoration for my sputtering little steampunk monstrosity, who looked inescapably like Maurice’s cast iron furnace contraption from Beauty and the Beast. As Echtra Games CEO Max Schaefer explained, my little automaton wouldn’t simply equip gear but would instead integrate it into his body. If I equipped a rare pair of leggings, for example, they might change my four spider-like robot-legs into two sturdy tank treads.

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Survivor of Jacksonville Shooting Sues EA and Venue

One of the survivors of the Jacksonville shooting has officially filed a lawsuit against EA, the venue the tournament took place, and six other potentially liable parties.

The survivor, Jacob Mitich, competed in the tournament and sustained injuries after being shot twice. The lawsuit in question (via The Hollywood Reporter) claims the various parties are liable due to negligence in not providing sufficient security, and for hosting the tournament at an unsuitable venue in the first place.

The lawsuit points at The Landing marketplace, which houses the GLHF Game Bar where the shooting took place, and identifies it as a “hub of dangerous, violent and too often, deadly activity.” It further points to recent violence in the area, including a hit-and-run murder, a stabbing and a double shooting, ultimately questioning EA’s decision in holding the event in this location.

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‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ Brings in Brewster for the Current Flower Event

Everyone’s favourite barista is making an appearance in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Free) to host Brewster’s Sweet Harvest, beginning today. Despite running a café, Barista seems to be rather fond of wine: this event focuses around grape and vineyard-themed items. The event is a typical flower planting and bug sharing event, broken into two parts and running until 2 a.m. on September 11. This event includes “Hard Tasks” for the first time. With a higher difficulty than other tasks, hard tasks reward you with different colours of the furniture you’ve already earned. These items will not appear in your catalogue.

Berrypetal flowers are the focus this time around, with part one of the event featuring green and blue berrypetal seeds and flowers. The green flowers spawn petite bumbledrops, little fuchsia bumblebees; the blue flowers spawn blue jelly bumbledrops.

  • Collect three petite bumbledrops to receive the vineyard beret, and 25 total to earn another.
  • Collect six jelly bumbledrops to earn the purple vineyard vest (which I am absolutely dying to put on Kidd), and 20 total to earn a duplicate.
  • Collect 15 petite bumbledrops and/or 12 jelly bumbledrops to earn the purple vineyard stool.
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Gold Mega Man Figure Has a Bomb of a Price Tag

Capcom has officially unveiled a collectible solid gold Mega Man figure, and it only costs $21,624 USD.

As reported by Kotaku (via 4gamer), the figure is 3.9 inches tall, and weighs in at 3.2 ounces. There is also a smaller version of the figure that clocks in at 2.4 inches and weighs a little over an ounce. If you can believe it, the smaller figure costs a mere $6,217 USD – a must-have for fans on a tight budget.

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