Geek Speak Week 8
Welcome to this week in Geek Speak, not too much to speak about this week, so let’s jump right in.
A classic from twenty two years ago is finally getting a remake, one many had never thought would see the light of day. Back in 2015 they announced that a remake for Full Throttle was in the works, and in December of 2016 they released a trailer for it, teasing its release in 2017. This week, its release date was confirmed to be April 18th of this year. For those of us who enjoy the old graphic adventure style games from LucasArts, this is truly wonderful news. The game will cost $14.99, but if you preorder through GOG you get a 20% discount.
In the continued effort by game producers and developers to tackle fraudulent player behaviour, Blizzard is continuing to attempt to put pressure on a bot/hack distributor Bossland. In what appears to be an attempt to dodge any financial damages, or have the exact revenue was generated by sale of the hacks and bots, Bossland defaulted. Because of this, Blizzard is seeking approximately $8.5 million in a default judgement against Bossland.
More news coming from Blizzard, the company has announced it plans to release changes to Overwatch to deal with and reduce the amount of draws in the game. On the Overwatch Forums, Jeff Kaplan wrote, “We have changes coming to the PTR very soon. These changes will greatly diminish the number of draws. More details inc. extremely soon,” Adding later on when asked if the changes would apply to the Capture the Flag mode, “We’re also working on reducing Capture the Flag draws and elimination draws but those changes are further out.”
Lastly this week, another release date has been confirmed. Crawl, an asymmetric rouge-like dungeon crawler, will enter a full release on April 11th of this year. The game sports a quirky pixelated style, multiplayer, randomly generated dungeons, and a variety of old-school styled gameplay. While the final release of the game comes out on April 11th, you can purchase it now, as the game has been in Early Access on steam since 2014.