GAMES

New Update For PUBG’s PC Test Server Out Now; Here’s What It Does

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If you want to see the future of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the PC test server is where to play. Developer PUBG Corp. deploys frequent updates to the server to beta-test new features, and a new patch was released today on Steam. In addition to tweaks to the desert map, the patch also adds a new anti-cheating measure.

The desert map, called Miramar, has been playable for around a month now, and it’s provided players a significantly different experience to the original map. Although it’s largely been received positively, the studio has received some feedback, and this test server update attempts to address certain complaints. For example, the patch adds more structures and cover “to improve the engagement experience,” adds more off-road routes, and rebalances the item spawn level of certain areas.

The patch also includes a variety of other tweaks and fixes. Among other things, it removes the bug that allowed heal and boost items to be used underwater, and it solves certain glitches resulting in players getting stuck in Miramar.

The most notable addition in the test server update is a new anti-cheating solution that PUBG Corp. is working on. PUBG has had an issue with various cheats and exploits over the past few months, and the studio has struggled to address it. Although the developer didn’t provide many details on the new anti-cheat system, it did say that it’s still under development and that it’s gathering data on possible compatibility issues.

In other news, PUBG recently received an update on Xbox One as well. It focuses primarily on vehicle damage rebalancing but also includes certain optimization tweaks and improvements. You can read more about it here.

PUBG PC Test Server Patch Notes

World

  • Miramar improvements
    • Added more buildings and cover across the map to improve the engagement experience
    • Added more off-road routes for easier vehicle navigation
    • Upgraded the item spawn level of certain areas for loot balancing (some areas will spawn better loot)

Replay

  • The replay system has now been updated to a newer version and past replay files cannot be played anymore

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the issue where heal and boost items could be used underwater
  • Fixed the issue where characters would get stuck in certain areas on Miramar
  • Fixed the issue where wall textures on some Miramar buildings were not displaying correctly
  • Fixed the issue where certain buildings near by Hacienda del Patron were not displaying correctly

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New Update For PUBG’s PC Test Server Out Now; Here’s What It Does

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If you want to see the future of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the PC test server is where to play. Developer PUBG Corp. deploys frequent updates to the server to beta-test new features, and a new patch was released today on Steam. In addition to tweaks to the desert map, the patch also adds a new anti-cheating measure.

The desert map, called Miramar, has been playable for around a month now, and it’s provided players a significantly different experience to the original map. Although it’s largely been received positively, the studio has received some feedback, and this test server update attempts to address certain complaints. For example, the patch adds more structures and cover “to improve the engagement experience,” adds more off-road routes, and rebalances the item spawn level of certain areas.

The patch also includes a variety of other tweaks and fixes. Among other things, it removes the bug that allowed heal and boost items to be used underwater, and it solves certain glitches resulting in players getting stuck in Miramar.

The most notable addition in the test server update is a new anti-cheating solution that PUBG Corp. is working on. PUBG has had an issue with various cheats and exploits over the past few months, and the studio has struggled to address it. Although the developer didn’t provide many details on the new anti-cheat system, it did say that it’s still under development and that it’s gathering data on possible compatibility issues.

In other news, PUBG recently received an update on Xbox One as well. It focuses primarily on vehicle damage rebalancing but also includes certain optimization tweaks and improvements. You can read more about it here.

PUBG PC Test Server Patch Notes

World

  • Miramar improvements
    • Added more buildings and cover across the map to improve the engagement experience
    • Added more off-road routes for easier vehicle navigation
    • Upgraded the item spawn level of certain areas for loot balancing (some areas will spawn better loot)

Replay

  • The replay system has now been updated to a newer version and past replay files cannot be played anymore

Bug fixes

  • Fixed the issue where heal and boost items could be used underwater
  • Fixed the issue where characters would get stuck in certain areas on Miramar
  • Fixed the issue where wall textures on some Miramar buildings were not displaying correctly
  • Fixed the issue where certain buildings near by Hacienda del Patron were not displaying correctly

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Pop Culture

The CW Orders Roswell Reboot, 5 Other Projects to Pilot

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Though the network had formally expressed interest in the project in October 2017, the CW has officially given a pilot order for a reboot of popular sci-fi series Roswell. Still intended to be based on the “Roswell High” book series from Melinda Metz, Carina Adly MacKenzie will pen the series; and executive produce with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (Amblin Television), Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown (an executive producer on the original series).

As the series overview reveals, this Roswell will directly address the issue of immigration on two levels: the metaphorical sci-fi theme of “aliens-as-immigrants” that was present in the original series; and the very real issues surrounding the immigration debate and the impact it has on the children of undocumented immigrants:

“After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.”

Roswell‘s first two seasons originally aired on The WB (which would eventually be rebranded The CW) from 1999-2001, with its third and final season airing on UPN. The series would serve as a boost to the acting careers of cast members Shiri Appleby (UnREAL), Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) and Colin Hanks (Fargo). The  Roswell “universe” was also expanded upon between 2001-2003 through a series of novels published by Pocket Books and Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

But the CW didn’t stop there, announcing an additional five pilot orders:

In the Dark: The Ben Stiller project tells the story of a flawed and irreverent blind woman who is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind — the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents. Corinne Kingsbury will write and executive produce with Stiller, Jackie Cohn, and Nicky Weinstock.

Spencer: Greg Berlanti‘s pilot tells the story of a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, and depicts the wins, losses, and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — as they collide. The story is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Skinny Dip: Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen, the pilot follows a woman who — after her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary — teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process. Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner will write and executive producer with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.

Playing Dead: This dysfunctional family dramedy focuses on a mortician and his son whose lives are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death. Rina Mimouni and Josh Reims will write and executive produce with Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter.

The End of the World As We Know It: When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in The Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos. Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker will write and executive producer with Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge; Leslie Morgenstein, and Gina Girolamo. The project is based on the Iva-Marie Palmer book of the same name.

Entertainment Weekly

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The CW Orders Roswell Reboot, 5 Other Projects to Pilot

roswell reboot cw pilots

Though the network had formally expressed interest in the project in October 2017, the CW has officially given a pilot order for a reboot of popular sci-fi series Roswell. Still intended to be based on the “Roswell High” book series from Melinda Metz, Carina Adly MacKenzie will pen the series; and executive produce with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (Amblin Television), Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown (an executive producer on the original series).

As the series overview reveals, this Roswell will directly address the issue of immigration on two levels: the metaphorical sci-fi theme of “aliens-as-immigrants” that was present in the original series; and the very real issues surrounding the immigration debate and the impact it has on the children of undocumented immigrants:

“After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he’s an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance.”

Roswell‘s first two seasons originally aired on The WB (which would eventually be rebranded The CW) from 1999-2001, with its third and final season airing on UPN. The series would serve as a boost to the acting careers of cast members Shiri Appleby (UnREAL), Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) and Colin Hanks (Fargo). The  Roswell “universe” was also expanded upon between 2001-2003 through a series of novels published by Pocket Books and Simon Spotlight Entertainment.

But the CW didn’t stop there, announcing an additional five pilot orders:

In the Dark: The Ben Stiller project tells the story of a flawed and irreverent blind woman who is the only “witness” to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind — the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents. Corinne Kingsbury will write and executive produce with Stiller, Jackie Cohn, and Nicky Weinstock.

Spencer: Greg Berlanti‘s pilot tells the story of a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, and depicts the wins, losses, and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds — Compton and Beverly Hills — as they collide. The story is inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger.

Skinny Dip: Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen, the pilot follows a woman who — after her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary — teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process. Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner will write and executive producer with Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan.

Playing Dead: This dysfunctional family dramedy focuses on a mortician and his son whose lives are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death. Rina Mimouni and Josh Reims will write and executive produce with Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter.

The End of the World As We Know It: When a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women with bigger dreams than working at a kids’ pizza place in The Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos. Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker will write and executive producer with Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge; Leslie Morgenstein, and Gina Girolamo. The project is based on the Iva-Marie Palmer book of the same name.

Entertainment Weekly

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Pop Culture

Blumhouse Releases First Teaser For “The First Purge” During State Of The Union Address

Hats off to Blumhouse today, someone at that company knows what they’re doing.

Just now on twitter, they released the first teaser for their upcoming 4th film in The Purge franchise, The First Purge:

The film is set to hit theaters on July 4th, 2018.

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Free Air Conditioning

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Between the 1880s and the 1960s, the flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands featured an igloo. When Britain decided that the colony needed its own flag, it commissioned an artist to paint a suitable local scene. At the time, the salt industry dominated the local economy, so he sketched a man working on a quay between two piles of salt. When this was sent to London, the Admiralty artist apparently mistook these for ice, not knowing that the Turks and Caicos lie southeast of the Bahamas, and he helpfully added a door to the right pile.

Amazingly, the error remained in place until 1966, when it was discreetly removed before a state visit by Queen Elizabeth.

(Thanks, Charles.)

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Culture

#NotNolan: Why game creators are speaking out against the founder of Atari

The annual Game Developers Conference is one of the most prestigious events in gaming. Unlike expos like E3, where publishers arrive to make announcements and showcase their new products, GDC has a more educational aim, with panels from top developers teaching the finer points of their craft. GDC is also home to an awards show that honors the most esteemed, creative, and important games of the year, as well as the people behind them.

Today, organizers announced that at the 18th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, three men would be given the event’s top honors: Vlambeer co-founder Rami Ismail will receive the Ambassador Award; Double Fine founder Tim Schafer gets the Lifetime Achievement Award; and Atari founder Nolan Bushnell will…

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Nickelodeon

Butch Hartman’s 20 Years at Nickelodeon (FULL Podcast Interview) ft. Drake Bell, Jerry Trainor

Drake Bell (live action Fairly OddParents, Drake & Josh), David Kaufman (Danny Phantom), Jerry Trainor (iCarly, TUFF PUPPY, Drake & Josh, Wendell & Vinnie), Jeremy Rowley (Bunsen Is a Beast, iCarly), Daran Norris (Fairly OddParents, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide), Susan Blakeslee (Fairly OddParents) join Butch Hartman to celebrate 20 years at Nickelodeon!

Butch Hartman (creator of Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen Is a Beast on Nickelodeon) hosts Speech Bubble with the Robin to his Batman, Jace Diehl! Topics range from cartoons to movies to what Butch had for lunch yesterday. No matter what he talks about, it’s always guaranteed to be awesome!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2g3EGvH
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2xqNIKB
SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/2xrL5IH

Download The Noog Network on the App Store for original cartoons, shows, and games created by Butch! appsto.re/us/HvPP7.i

Check out Butch’s brand-new comic The 3 O’Clock Club from Lion Forge Comics, and be sure to like, subscribe, and follow everything of Butch’s below:

Facebook: /butch.hartman1
Instagram: @butchhartman, @butchhartmansketchpad & @noognetwork
Twitter: @realhartman & @noognetwork
Snapchat: @realhartman & @noognetwork
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Nickelodeon

Butch Hartman’s 20 Years at Nickelodeon LIVE Audience Q&A ft. Drake Bell, Jerry Trainor

Live audience members ask Q’s at the special event podcast LIVE at Nickelodeon Animation Studios… Drake Bell (live action Fairly OddParents, Drake & Josh), Butch Hartman, David Kaufman (Danny Phantom), Jerry Trainor (iCarly, TUFF PUPPY, Drake & Josh, Wendell & Vinnie), Jeremy Rowley (Bunsen Is a Beast, iCarly), Daran Norris (Fairly OddParents, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide), Susan Blakeslee (Fairly OddParents) give A’s on stage!

Butch Hartman (creator of Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen Is a Beast on Nickelodeon) hosts Speech Bubble with the Robin to his Batman, Jace Diehl! Topics range from cartoons to movies to what Butch had for lunch yesterday. No matter what he talks about, it’s always guaranteed to be awesome!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2g3EGvH
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2xqNIKB
SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/2xrL5IH

Download The Noog Network on the App Store for original cartoons, shows, and games created by Butch! appsto.re/us/HvPP7.i

Check out Butch’s brand-new comic The 3 O’Clock Club from Lion Forge Comics, and be sure to like, subscribe, and follow everything of Butch’s below:

Facebook: /butch.hartman1
Instagram: @butchhartman, @butchhartmansketchpad & @noognetwork
Twitter: @realhartman & @noognetwork
Snapchat: @realhartman & @noognetwork
YouTube: Butch Hartman
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Pinterest: /butchhartman/ & /butchhartman/noog-network/
www.noognetwork.com

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Nickelodeon

Drake Bell Interview | Butch Hartman’s 20 Years at Nickelodeon

Special event podcast LIVE at Nickelodeon Animation Studios – Butch Hartman’s 20 Years at Nick! Drake Bell (live action Fairly OddParents,
Drake & Josh) joins Butch, David Kaufman, Jerry Trainor (iCarly, TUFF PUPPY, Drake & Josh, Wendell & Vinnie), Jeremy Rowley (Bunsen Is a Beast, iCarly), Daran Norris (Fairly OddParents, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide), Susan Blakeslee (Fairly OddParents), and Jace Diehl on stage!

Butch Hartman (creator of Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen Is a Beast on Nickelodeon) hosts Speech Bubble with the Robin to his Batman, Jace Diehl! Topics range from cartoons to movies to what Butch had for lunch yesterday. No matter what he talks about, it’s always guaranteed to be awesome!

Apple Podcasts: http://apple.co/2g3EGvH
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2xqNIKB
SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/2xrL5IH

Download The Noog Network on the App Store for original cartoons, shows, and games created by Butch! appsto.re/us/HvPP7.i

Check out Butch’s brand-new comic The 3 O’Clock Club from Lion Forge Comics, and be sure to like, subscribe, and follow everything of Butch’s below:

Facebook: /butch.hartman1
Instagram: @butchhartman, @butchhartmansketchpad & @noognetwork
Twitter: @realhartman & @noognetwork
Snapchat: @realhartman & @noognetwork
YouTube: Butch Hartman
butchhartman.tumblr.com
noognetwork.tumblr.com
Pinterest: /butchhartman/ & /butchhartman/noog-network/
www.noognetwork.com

More Nick: Butch Hartman Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working At Nickelodeon With Star-Studded Recording Of ‘Speech Bubble’ Podcast!


Follow NickALive! on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, via RSS, on Instagram, and/or Facebook for the latest Nickelodeon and Fairly OddParents News and Highlights!

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