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PUBG Goes Cross-Platform
The developers of PUBG have announced that the forthcoming Autumn update will enable cross-platform play between Xbox One and PS4 players, but not PC. There was no indication that they will ever support PC - maybe because of the obvious advantage keyboard/mouse players have over controller for games like this.

You can read more about this on The Verge and IGN


Nvidia Vulnerability
A vulnerability has been discovered in Nvidia's graphics card driver that has been rated as highly severe. Installing the latest driver (431.60 or later) will fix the issue.

You can read more on the issue on IT Pro and LifeHacker plus the many other techie and hardware related sites.


IEM Chicago 2019 Final
The final of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2019 starts tonight at 8pm UK time. Team Liquid will play ENCE in a best of five match. Keep up with all the action on Twitch

Update: Team Liquid won the final 3-0, with both teams having come through the earlier rounds unbeaten. Watch it via the Twitch archive


IEM Chicago 2019 Finals
The group stages, semi finals and final of the Intel Extreme Masters Chicago 2019 take place later this week. The schedule can be seen on the ESL site and as usual, full live coverage will be available via Twitch


IEM Chicago 2019 Qualifiers
The closed qualifying rounds for the Intel Extreme Masters event in Chicago next month are currently under way. Catch the action on the ESL Twitch channel


BobLAN 2019.2 Dates
Following the voting session, the dates for the next BobLAN have been announced. It will run from lunchtime on Thursday 14th November through to early afternoon on Sunday 17th November. Get those holidays booked!


E3 2019 part 2
A couple more publishers have presented their offerings for the coming year - Ubisoft and Square Enix...
  • Watchdogs Legion - the third installment is set in a London that's been taken over by extremists. I thought game settings were meant to be works of fiction?! Release date 06/03/2020
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint - can be played single player with AI team mates, or multi. Beta due 05/09/2019
  • Rainbow 6 Quarantine - another installment in the Tom Clancy franchise. No release date yet
  • Marvel's Avengers - four player online co-op, initially featuring Capt America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and the Hulk. Release date May 2020


E3 2019 part 1
Here are some of the highlights so far from E3 2019
  • FIFA 20 - improved realism, street football - release date 27/09/2019
  • Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order - gameplay footage of the player as Cal Kestis, a Jedi in training. No release date yet
  • Apex Legends - new content and a Season 2 preview
  • Battlefield V - new maps scheduled June, July and August. Additional gameplay updates in Q4 2019
  • Gears 5 - five game modes, and the biggest single player campaign to date. No release date yet
  • Fallout 76 - the Wastelanders update will include a new quest, a Battle Royale mode and new human NPCs with full dialogue trees
  • Rage 2 - major update and a new expansion Rise of the Ghosts


Call of Duty for 2019 Announed
The latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise has been announced for release later this year - Call of Duty Modern Warfare (haven't we already had one of those?) is scheduled to hit the streets at the end of October, just in time for the peak trading season.

To view a teaser video, check out the Call of Duty YouTube channel


BobLAN 2019.1 Roundup
Don't these weekends just fly by? Another great turnout from both ends of the country, and probably the earliest we've ever had 10 people present on the Thursday!

Tech-wise, not a massive amount of change. George swapped a graphics card and that was about it. No major rebuilds or breaches of change freeze, which was a first!

Game-wise, there was one newcomer which everyone loved:
  • Wreckfest - wow, what a fun game. Think Grid but where you are encouraged to try to take each other out :) Wreckfest Bus Last Straight Crash
  • Battlefield 1 - aside from some retarded tank driving and confused pigeons, this was fun but not as long-lived as last time.
  • CS:GO - once again the go-to game during breaks from other games. Still a firm favourite, and now free to own.
  • DiRT 3 - one game of Cat and Mouse only this time.
  • Rocket League - just the one tournament, which probably took a lot longer than it should :)
  • Titanfall 2 - still great fun.
  • Unreal Tournament - a great game of deathmatch with rocket launchers - very QuakeWorldesque.
  • DOOM - played for a short time, but UT is the winner of this genre.
  • Day of Defeat - we had a few good games on the bomb/defuse map Colmar - nice to see it back.
  • Board games - these seemed to replace Rockband for the late night fun.
Games we didn't play this time:
  • Darwin Project - very brief go, didn't have the appeal of when we played it a year ago.
  • GRID Autosport - ousted by Wreckfest this time.
  • Rockband - the neighbours will have been happy that there was little or no Rockband this time!
See the full game schedule over on the BobLAN 2019.1 page

Finally, massive thanks to Bob and Lynda for all the preparation and cleanup for which we are all incredibly grateful! (reminder to all those who attended - make sure you have paid up!)



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