BobLAN 2019.2 Dates
E3 2019 part 2
- 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
- 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
To view a teaser video, check out the Call of Duty YouTube channel
BobLAN 2019.1 Roundup
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.
- 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!
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!)
BobLAN 2019.1 Begins
BobLAN 2019.1 This Week
BobLAN 2019.1 page. The schedule will auto-update, and we'll do our best to keep the tweets flowing as we switch from game to game.
IEM Sydney 2019 Result
ESL Twitch feed
IEM Sydney 2019 Final
A Liquid Fnatic final tomorrow morning will be difficult to call. On paper it should go the way of Liquid, but with Fnatic in the form they are in, who can say?!
IEM Sydney 2019 Semis
Tune into the ESL Twitch feed to watch what promises to be two great matches.
Epic Acquires Psyonix
EuroGamer have had a go at interpreting the various press releases :)
IEM Sydney 2019
View the schedule on the IEM site, and then follow events via the ESL Twitch feed
BAFTA Game Awards 2019 Nominees
The BAFTA site itself is crap, so the best bet is to view the list on Shacknews
IEM Katowice Final
ESL CSGO Twitch channel
IEM Katowice Finals
Re-runs of yesterday's matches followed by live coverage of today's games (MIBR vs Renegades and Astralis vs NIP) are streaming on the ESL CSGO Twitch channel - well worth a watch as we hone our skills ahead of BobLAN 2019.1. There were well in excess of 250,000 live viewers of the first quarter finals!
GOG in Trouble?
You can read more on this on the Shacknews site.
BobLAN 2018.2 Photos
BobLAN 2019.1 Dates
Apex Legends Launches
It is a testament to the stature of Respawn and their marketing that they have already achieved 25 million players within a couple of weeks - quite an amazing start.
Read the required tech specs plus some news and guides, both courtesy of Shacknews. One to watch for BobLAN!