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GoNNER : How To Get This Platform Game For FREE!

GoNNER – a procedurally-generated platform game with rogue like elements – is FREE for a limited time!

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GoNNER

You will die. A lot. This is by design, but it’s not made to feel unfair. You’ll eventually get the hang of GoNNER, so don’t lose your head. But even if you do it’s okay cause we have a lot of replacement heads you can use.

GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death, and a space whale named Sally.

DAILY CHALLENGES!

Only playable once a day. Levels are randomly generated but in this mode everybody plays the same world and use an identical loadout. Everything resets at midnight (Swedish time, UTC+1). Can you crush your leaderboard foes?

PROCEDURALLY GENERATED

Every time you play the game the levels will be different and present unique challenges and opportunities.

UNLOCKS!

You’ll be able to choose from a variety of passive and active abilities at the beginning of each run so be sure to experiment with all of them and find the play style that best suits you

SECRETS!

Secret areas exist in the world of GoNNER, and these areas will get you different items that you can then always use from the beginning of each run. We’re not going to tell you how you get to these areas or what the criteria is for even finding them because secrets, duh.

LEADERBOARDS!

Kill creatures, get combos, score points, and brag to your friends how much better you are than them.

MUSIC!

It’s really freaking good.

Good luck.

 

GoNNER : How To Get It Free!

From now until 13 March 2020, GoNNER will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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Skull Breaker Challenge Continues To Injure Children!

The damage caused by the Skull Breaker challenge on TikTok and other social media platforms cannot be understated. Even after TikTok was forced to ban those videos, the prank continues to injure children…

It did not help that many people thought it was a hoax, or dismissed it as a childish prank. So we decided to compile this list of injuries that have been confirmed to be attributed to the Skull Breaker challenge.

Please make sure you share this list out, so that parents and schools can warn children about the dangers and consequences of the Skull Breaker challenge.

 

The Skull Breaker Challenge Explained!

The tripping jump challenge appears to have originated in South America as the Skull Breaker Challenge on TikTok, so you may hear it referred to as Rompcráneos or Rasteira in Spanish.

Many people pooh-poohed the initial reports of the Skull Breaker TikTok challenge, claiming that it was a hoax.  But it quickly spread across the world, as kids and even adults try to record themselves pranking others with it.

The challenge is simple in concept, but takes two to play it and an innocent victim to trick.

  1. Trick the victim into thinking that the two of you want to record a slow-motion video of all three jumping.
  2. Set up a camera to record the action, or have someone record it for you.
  3. As the victim jumps, you both kick his / her legs, so the victim falls flat while you guys laugh.
  4. Share the video on TikTok for likes!

Although at least one girl died from the challenge, it took months of public outrage before TikTok agreed to remove all such videos from their platform.

 

Skull Breaker TikTok Challenge Continues To Injure Children!

While TikTok may have agreed to remove Skull Breaker videos when they find them, children (well, bullies) are apparently continuing with the challenge!

Either TikTok has not been particularly diligent, or the pranksters and influencers have given the challenge a new name. But the fact still remains – children continue to be victimised and injured by this stupid challenge.

We are also greatly concerned by some people who insist that this is an Internet hoax, or a mass hysteria event; and that parents and schools should not scare children with such silly tales.

Therefore, we decided to compile this public record of the injuries caused by the Skull Breaker TikTok challenge, so that there can be no doubt that the Skull Breaker TikTok challenge is REAL, and it continues to injure children.

11 November 2019 : Emanuela Medeiros (Killed)

16-year old Emanuela died after hitting her head on the ground during the Skull Breaker challenge (known then as the rasteira challenge) at the Antônio Fagundes Municipal School in Mossoró, Brazil.

Recommended : Skull Breaker Challenge Killed This Girl : Warn Your Kids!

Circa January 2020 : Lilian Calabianqui (NA)

Lilian was tricked into performing the Skull Breaker challenge by her own sons, the social media influencers who call themselves Irmaos Fuinha.

They were the ones who popularised the Skull Breaker challenge on TikTok, and arguably made it go global.

In their video, it was obvious that they knew about the danger and caught their mother before she hit her head on the floor.

Unfortunately, they did not warn the millions of young fans about that – and so, it set off a chain of injuries across the globe.

Recommended : Irmaos Fuinha : Thank These IDIOTS For Skull Breaker!

Late January 2020 : Marc and Stacy Shenker’s Son (Physical Therapy)

Marc and Stacy Shenker’s 13-year old son suffered a concussion in the Skull Breaker Challenge at the Cherry Hill middle school in New Jersey.

A month after that incident, he still complains of lethargy and headaches, and is on academic restriction. He is also starting physical therapy.

4 February 2020 : Unknown Student (NA)

The video of the Skull Breaker TikTok challenge being performed on a student at the Santo Tomas de Aquino School in Caracas, Venezuela went viral.

The very next day, the Chacao municipality posted this on Instagram, warning against the challenge :

4 February 2020 : Unknown Student (NA)

A 16-year old girl was bullied by two students into performing the challenge at the South Dade Senior High School :

According to the victim, two other students at the school asked her to jump as high as she could. One of the students jumped with her to see who could jump higher while the other stood off to the side.

“They kept asking me until I said yes,” the 16-year-old freshman said.

When the victim jumped, the two students swept her legs out from under her, causing her to fall backwards and hurt her neck and head.

“I jumped really high and I remember them kicking me off my feet and I fell on my head,” she said.

The two perpetrators including the student filming the challenge were disciplined, but the victim had to transfer to another school, and is currently being treated for her injuries.

5 February 2020 : Justin Hodson (Hospitalised)

Justin was tricked into the Skull Breaker TikTok challenge, and hit his back and head. He lost consciousness trying to get up, and fell forward, injuring his face as well.

He was hospitalised with a head injury, stitches to his face, severe cuts inside his mouth and two front teeth injured.

Recommended : Skull Breaker TikTok Challenge : One Mother’s Warning!

Early February 2020 : Olivia Ross

In Portland, Oregon, Olivia Ross was tricked into performing the Skull Breaker challenge by two upperclassmen seniors at the Mountainside High School. She blacked out and had a headache after hitting her head :

“These seniors asked me if I would jump for their TikTok video. I remember like blacking out for a second and I started to get like an instant pressure headache,” Ross said.

You can clearly see from the screenshot below, that the two school seniors then posted the video on TikTok.

Olivia’s mother, Lindsay Zobrist, pointed out that anyone who types “Skull Breaking Challenge” or “Jumping Prank” or “Jump Trip” into TikTok will see hundreds of such videos.

11 February 2020 : Parker Smith (Broken Arm)

12-year old Parker Smith from Alabama broke both the radius and ulna bones of his right arm, after being tricked into participating in the Skull Breaker Challenge.

14 February 2020 : Aubrey Ortiz (Hospitalised)

12-year old Aubrey Ortiz from the South Brook Middle School was tricked by a boy and a girl at her school, who asked her to “learn a dance”.

“They kicked my legs over, and (one girl) grabbed my legs and slammed them to the ground,” Ortiz said. “I went numb and couldn’t do anything. I struggled getting up.”

23 February 2020 : Kathleen DeJesus (Hospitalised)

13-year old Kathleen DeJesus was targeted at the Lawrence Massachusetts Middle School, and spent two days in the hospital for a severe concussion :

“I was screaming that I needed an ambulance,” said Kathleen. “I was thinking like ‘Oh my God I’m going to lose my life over this game.’ I should have never done it.”

25 February 2020 : Ke’Avion Hearn (Hospitalised)

Ke’Avion Hearn – a brain cancer survivor – was tricked into performing the challenge, and knocked unconscious by his classmates at the Southeast Arkansas Preparatory High School :

“They said all you go to do is jump,” Ke’Avion recalled. He says he never knew what those classmates were about to do to him.

“I jumped, they kind of kicked me out under my legs so I can’t land,” he said. “All I remember is being on the floor.”

His mother, Kimberly Hearn said, “He doesn’t deserve that, no child deserves that. You made him fall on his head. That’s got to be so cruel, and you found it to be so funny.”

Hearn pointed out that getting hit on the head was even more dangerous for Ke’Avion, who underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy a few years ago for a large brain tumour.

 

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Flowers For Mommy 3D : FREE For A Limited Time!

Flowers For Mommy 3D – a flower-based game – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get it FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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Flowers For Mommy 3D : A Quick Primer!

Everyone loves his or her mother because she is the dearest person in life of every person. Mother always takes care of a child and usually we take it for granted… Just pay attention to your mommy, give her a bouquet of flowers!

But it is not so simple, did you know? Making bouquets is as much art as it is painting and music. Rose, gerbera, tulip, daisy… Each flower has its own signification and some of them cannot be mixed together

The Flowers For Mommy 3D app will help you to know everything about flowers! Just chose a flower in the shop window and learn very useful information!

Download the amazing Flowers For Mommy 3D app, and create the most beautiful bouquet of flowers on up to ten Windows 10 devices!

 

Flowers For Mommy 3D : How To Get It FREE!

Flowers For Mommy 3D is FREE to download and keep, if you get it by 5 March 2020.

  1. Go to the Flowers For Mommy 3D page in the Microsoft Store.
  2. Click on the blue Get button on the right.

That’s it! You will be able to install and play Flowers for Mommy 3D on up to ten Windows 10 devices using your Microsoft account!

 

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Go! Go! Nippon! Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Go! Go! Nippon! – a visual novel game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Go! Go! Nippon! A Quick Primer!

The week you spend in Japan will certainly be memorable!!!

Get a taste of the foreign travel offered by printed guidebooks. Enjoy a tour around Japan from the comfort of your own home!

As the game’s protagonist, you’ll travel to famous Japanese sightseeing spots in the company of a pair of beautiful young sisters. The girls will describe the spots, take you out to dinner, and grow closer to you throughout your travels.

The thrill of taking a trip through Japan with pretty girls is the experience offered by this “Guide Game” — a guidebook in game format!

  • Beautiful Tour Guides!!
  • Famous Japanese Sightseeing Spots!!
  • Delicious Japanese Dishes!!

 

Go! Go! Nippon! : How To Get It FREE!

Go! Go! Nippon! is FREE to download and keep, if you get it by 7 March 2020.

  1. Go to the Go! Go! Nippon! page on Steam.
  2. Scroll down to the Get Go! Go! Nippon! section.
  3. Click the green Add to Account button.

That’s it! You will be able to play Go! Go! Nippon! for FREE!

 

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Shuyan Saga : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Shuyan Saga – a graphic novel game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Shuyan Saga

Shuyan Saga is a graphic novel series where action scenes come alive in 3D combat gameplay.

Set in an ancient Chinese martial arts fantasy universe, you embark on a life-changing journey as Shuyan to become a true disciple of Kung Fu and stop the evil Guer horde from destroying the Five Kingdoms.

Voiceover – Starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville, Beauty and the Beast) as Shuyan in her first ever video game!

Hand-Drawn Art – Over 1,400 beautifully illustrated panels from Chinese comic book master Daxiong (he’s drawn Star Wars comics for Dark Horse and Justice League for DC, among others!)

Unique Kung-Fu Gameplay – Over 300 combat animations, referenced from motion captured Kung-Fu techniques of Shifu Longfei Yang, Master of the Shanxi Praying Mantis Style.

Original Story – Set in a fantasy world inspired by ancient China, filled with myth and lore.

3D Combat – Soft and hard Kung-Fu styles in two main combat modes: Arena and Focus.

Control the Narrative – Make dialogue choices as the story progresses.

Amazing Original Soundtrack – Composed by award-winning composer Aaron Tsang.

 

Shuyan Saga : How To Get It Free!

Shuyan Saga is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

  1. Go to the Shuyan Saga page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Shuyan Saga section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

 

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InnerSpace : Get This Game FREE For A Limited Time!

InnerSpace – a highly-rated exploration game – is FREE for a limited time!

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InnerSpace

InnerSpace is a game about exploration, about player-driven moments both small and grandiose.

Take your time, soar through the skies and dive through the oceans, and the secrets of the Inverse will reveal themselves.

In the final days of the Inverse, you must help the Archaeologist recover the last remaining memories before they are lost forever.

Fly through ancient skies and abandoned oceans to discover the lost history of this fading realm, where entire civilizations have died, yet their gods still wander.

  • InnerSpace is an exploration flying game set in the Inverse, a world of inside-out planets where gravity pulls outward instead of in.
  • Scattered among the ruins are priceless relics, the final messages from the extinct civilizations that once ruled the Inverse.
  • Adapt lost technologies to build new airframes, each with unique abilities to soar above the waters, and below.
  • The Inverse is dying, but you’re not alone. Demigods still roam here, hoarding what power they have left, the keepers of secrets as old as the Inverse. Fly carefully.
  • Featuring an ethereal art style and soothing electronic musical score, InnerSpace delivers a thoughtful, provocative flying experience unlike any other.

 

InnerSpace : How To Get It Free!

From now until 6 March 2020, InnerSpace will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

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GeForce Driver 442.50 Fixes Apex Legends, ARK, Division 2 + More!

NVIDIA just released GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50, which includes updates for Apex Legends, ARK and The Division 2, as well as support for three new G-SYNC monitors!

Here are the full details on the new GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50!

 

GeForce Driver 442.50 Fixes Apex Legends, ARK + Division 2!

The new GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50 comes with a slew of game fixes, including :

  • Apex Legends : fixes the crash that’s affecting some players with the error DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG 0x887A0006

  • Division 2 : Day One updates for the Warlords of New York expansion that’s coming up on 3 March 2020!
  • ARK : game updates for the new Genesis expansion
  • Mortal Kombat : random crashes fixed
  • Zombie Army: Dead War 4 : no more corrupted flickering when in-game HDR is enabled
  • Battleye : Desktop Windows Manager no longer resets with NVIDIA Low Latency Mode set to Ultra.
  • Twitch Studio : display no longer corrupts when Image Sharpening is enabled globally from the NVIDIA Control Panel.
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed : game no longer crashes when playing in a water level
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 : Game no longer randomly crashes on Pascal or older GPUs.

 

GeForce Driver 442.50 Adds Three New G-SYNC Displays!

The new GeForce Game Ready Driver 442.50 adds support for three more G-SYNC monitors :

  • AOC AG271FZ2
  • AOC AG271F1G2
  • ASUS PG43U

 

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Faeria : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Faeria – a highly-rated digital collectible game and turn-based strategy game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Faeria

With its unique living board, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield, and fight for victory!

A strategy game like no other. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes, or harness the sands of the deserts. You choose your own path to victory.

Earn your collection through our simple and affordable DLC-based business model. Experience a card game without expensive micro-transactions. Whether through solo campaigns, draft mode, or PVP, all cards are earned through simply playing the game!

Enjoy 100+ hours of solo content, co-operative missions, and puzzles! Explore a vast array of challenges that reward you in return. Journey through the Oversky and defeat devious World Bosses – or even play enemy AI in draft mode!

Enter Pandora, Faeria’s unique draft mode that where your deck-building skills are put to the ultimate test. Choose to play against the AI or put your deck to the ultimate test in PVP. Earn rewards based on how well you do. It’s the perfect way to increase your collection, or just have fun!

Become a part of our thriving, supportive, and helpful community by joining our official Discord channel, subreddit, forums – or join The Hub! Years in the making, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more welcoming group of players.

Compete in regular officially-recognized tournaments with great prizes – or watch them live and win in-game loot!

 

Faeria : How To Get It Free!

From now until 28 February 2020, Faeria will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – an action adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

As Jacob Frye, a young and reckless Assassin, use your skills to help those trampled by the march of progress.

Travel the city at the height of the Industrial Revolution and meet iconic historical figures. From Westminster to Whitechapel, you will come across Darwin, Dickens, Queen Victoria… and many more.

As a gang leader, strengthen your stronghold and rally rival gang members to your cause, in order to take back the capital from the Templars’ hold.

London, 1868. In the heart of the Industrial Revolution, lead your underworld organization and grow your influence to fight those who exploit the less privileged in the name of progress:

Champion justice
As Jacob Frye, a young and reckless Assassin, use your skills to help those trampled by the march of progress. From freeing exploited children used as slave labour in factories, to stealing precious assets from enemy boats, you will stop at nothing to bring justice back to London’s streets.

Command London’s underworld
To reclaim London for the people, you will need an army. As a gang leader, strengthen your stronghold and rally rival gang members to your cause, in order to take back the capital from the Templars’ hold.

A new dynamic fighting system
In Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, action is fast-paced and brutal. As a master of combat, combine powerful multi-kills and countermoves to strike your enemies down.

A whole new arsenal
Choose your own way to fight enemies. Take advantage of the Rope Launcher technology to be as stealthy as ever and strike with your Hidden Blade. Or choose the kukri knife and the brass knuckles to get the drop on your enemies.

A new age of transportation
In London, the systemic vehicles offer an ever-changing environment. Drive carriages to chase your target, use your parkour skills to engage in epic fights atop high-speed trains, or make your own way amongst the boats of the River Thames.

A vast open world
Travel the city at the height of the Industrial Revolution and meet iconic historical figures. From Westminster to Whitechapel, you will come across Darwin, Dickens, Queen Victoria… and many more.

A sharper focus
Take aim, engage in combat or launch a grappling hook by keeping your target in sight with Tobii Eye Tracking. The Clean UI lets you focus on the matter at hand while the Extended View and Dynamic Light features increase your immersion, making you dive even deeper into the thrilling adventure in the streets of London.

 

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate : How To Get It Free!

From now until 28 February 2020, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

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JASEM : How To Get This Shooter Game For FREE!

JASEM : Just Another Shooter with Electronic Music is FREE for a limited time!

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JASEM : Just Another Shooter with Electronic Music

Do you need any reason to shoot your enemies in game? Because JASEM doesn’t give you one – just you, your weapons, crazy beats and enemies.

And you need to shoot every one of them, and it’s up to you to make it the most hilarious and explosive way.

JASEM : Just Another Shooter with Electronic Music offers

  • Whirlwind gameplay;
  • Gunfight non-stop;
  • Fighting enemies, no dancing around their slow bullets;
  • Juicy low-poly effects;
  • Crazy physics – you can do improvized stealth or create shortcuts;
  • Epic Bosses;
  • No story, narrative and even texts at all (except of seizure warning, because, you know, if you know the way of warning about it with no text, pls let me know).

 

JASEM : How To Get It Free!

JASEM is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

  1. Go to the JASEM page.
  2. Scroll to the Get JASEM : Just Another Shooter with Electronic Music section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

 

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TikTok Finally Bans Deadly Skull Breaker Challenge!

TikTok finally addressed the deadly Tripping Jump / Skull Breaker Challenge controversy, by banning those videos!

Find out what the Tripping Jump / Skull Breaker Challenge is all about, and why TikTok finally banned those videos!

 

Tripping Jump / Skull Breaker Challenge Explained!

The tripping jump challenge appears to have originated in South America as the Skullbreaker Challenge on TikTok, so you may hear it referred to as Rompcráneos or Rasteira in Spanish.

It quickly spread across the world, as kids and even adults try to record themselves pranking others with it on TikTok!

The challenge is simple in concept, but takes two to play it and an innocent victim to make fun of.

  1. Trick the victim into thinking that the two of you want to record a slow-motion video of all three jumping.
  2. Set up a camera to record the action, or have someone record it for you.
  3. As the victim jumps, you both kick his / her legs, so the victim falls flat while you guys laugh.
  4. Share the video on TikTok for likes!

Funny, right? Yeah, if you are an asshole… because this challenge is known as the Skull Breaker Challenge for a reason!

 

Tripping Jump / Skull Breaker Challenge Danger!

Take a look at this video which showcases five different tripping jump / skull breaker challenge videos. Watch how ALL five victims hit the back of their heads, and at least two of them are knocked unconscious!

The Austin ISD Police Department opened an investigation into one case involving a student at the Austin Independent School District, who sustained head injuries after being tricked into the skull breaker challenge at the school library.

In Florida, parents of a victim pressed charges against two Seabreeze High School students who performed the skull breaker challenge on their daughter (who was said to be a special needs student).

Valerie Hodson of Arizona shared that her son was knocked unconscious with a head injury after two boys performed the tripping jump challenge on him.

Recommended : Skull Breaker TikTok Challenge : One Mother’s Warning!

Some perpetrators are even bullying students into becoming their victims, as a tripping jump challenge incident at the South Dade Senior High School on 4 February 2020 demonstrated :

“They kept asking me until I said yes,” the 16-year-old freshman said.

When the victim jumped, the two students swept her legs out from under her, causing her to fall backwards and hurt her neck and head.

“I jumped really high and I remember them kicking me off my feet and I fell on my head,” she said.

The two perpetrators including the student filming the challenge were disciplined, but the victim had to transfer to another school, and is currently being treated for her injuries.

This challenge has even claimed at least one life – a 16-year old Emanuela Medeiros who hit her head on the floor, and died.

Recommended : Skull Breaker Challenge Killed This Girl : Warn Your Kids!

Unfortunately, her death did not stop Brazilian social media influencers, Irmãos Fuinha, from trying to popularise this stupid challenge.

They only apologised for doing this after they were severely criticised by Brazilian celebrities and medical professionals!

Recommended : Irmaos Fuinha : Thank These IDIOTS For Skull Breaker!

 

TikTok Bans Tripping Jump / Skull Breaker Challenge!

Yesterday, TikTok issued this official statement on the Tripping Jump / Skull Breaker challenge :

The safety and well-being of our users is a top priority at TikTok.

As made clear in our Community Guidelines, we do not allow content that encourages, promotes, or glorifies dangerous challenges that might lead to injury, and this includes the skull breaker challenge.

Our content moderation team are on the lookout and we will remove any such content promptly.

It took them long enough to act. Sadly, a girl had to die, and a number of kids (and even adults) were injured.

PS. If you are worried about the Fuinha (@fuinha) brothers, don’t worry – TikTok will never take down a popular channel. All is forgiven, because they have a new Level Up Challenge for all of their young fans on TikTok!

To be fair, at least TikTok has finally banned the videos (if not the “influencers” who popularised them)… Facebook appears to have left the videos up, albeit with a warning cover over them.

 

Look! TikTok Has New Celebrities!

To help us forget about such sad matters, they also announced that 18 celebrities have joined TikTok… including Will Smith (@willsmith), The Rock (@therock), Steve Harvey (@steveharvey), and BTS (@bts_official_bighit).

Hurrah! LOOK at all that star power! All’s well now. Nothing to see here. Move along, everyone… Move on, move on…

Come on… there’s also Park Bom (@officialparkbom), MAMAMOO (@mamamoo_official), and yes, Terry Crews (@terrycrews)!

Are you NOT entertained???

 

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The Fan (PC Game) : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

The Fan is FREE for a limited timeFind out how to get it FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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The Fan

The Fan is an interactive photo fiction with real locations and actors.

Follow the story of “The Fan”, a serial killer abducting women to fulfill his dark fantasies. His latest catch lies in his basement but she’s not ready yet. Everything needs to be perfect for the ritual, when he’ll show her “True love”.

The fan is a first person exploration game with a unique twist. Driven by a creepy and unsettling atmosphere, it will take you deep within the darkest places of Paris underground.

It is entirely made with photos, with a classic “point and click” feel, using only left and right click but it’s closer to the recent Telltale Game series than to traditional adventures games.

There are no painful mini-games or artificially inserted sliding puzzles as it is more about discovery and choices.

Find out more about the Killer and his victims as the story unfolds and you may be the one to ultimately decide their fate.

 

The Fan : How To Get It Free!

The Fan is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

  1. Go to the The Fan page.
  2. Scroll to the Get The Fan section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

 

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Microsoft : Cybersecurity Trends + How To Stay Safe In 2020!

As part of Safer Internet Day (SID), Antony Cook from Microsoft shared the key cybersecurity trends in 2020, and how we can stay safe against those dangers.

Even if we are experienced techies, it is enlightening to find out what Microsoft believes are the cybersecurity threats that we should be looking out for in 2020.

 

Microsoft : Key Cybersecurity Trends In 2020!

Cybersecurity Trend #1 : Less Ransomware But More Attacks

Ransomware has declined in recent years, dropping more than 60% from its peak. But Microsoft sees a rise in other types of cyberattacks.

Attackers have learned that ransomware attracts too much attention from law enforcement, and organisations have gotten better at backing up their data.

So hackers are moving onto other activities like cryptocurrency malware and phishing, where they can more easily profit with less attention.

Cybersecurity Trend #2 : Mining Malware Will Be Big!

Attackers are often acting for financial benefit, so they will make big bets on cryptocurrency, especially in Bitcoin.

They will focus more on mining malware that lets them use your computer to mine cryptocurrency coins without being detected.

Coin mining software is easily available, and cybercriminals have put malware into many widely-shared and used software. They are also trying to inject these malware through websites illegally streaming copyrighted content like the latest movies.

Cybersecurity Trend #3 : Embedded Threats

Attackers are now more sophisticated, targeting legitimate and trusted software supply points to deliver malware. There have been many examples of this attack vector :

  • a routine update for a tax accounting application,
  • popular freeware tools which have backdoors forcibly installed,
  • a server management software package,
  • an internet browser extension or site plugin,
  • malicious images which active scripts when clicked,
  • peer-to-peer applications

In those cases, attackers were able to change the code of legitimate software that people trust and install without hesitation, allowing them to “hitch a ride”.

This attack vector is very dangerous and frustrating, because it takes advantage of the trust that consumers and IT departments already have for legitimate software.

Cybersecurity Trend #4 : Phishing Scams

Phishing continues to be one of the most effective ways to compromise systems, because it targets human decisions and judgment.

Microsoft noted that the percentage of inbound emails that were detected as phishing messages increased 250% throughout 2018, and they expect the final figures for 2019 to show the same trend.

 

Microsoft : How To Stay Safe In 2020!

Here is a summary of what Microsoft believes we should do to stay safe online against cybersecurity threats in 2020 :

Cybersecurity Tip #1 : Practice Good Security Hygiene

  1. Keep your operating system and software updated.
  2. Turn on email and browser protections.
  3. Apply the cybersecurity configurations that your hardware and software vendors recommend.
  4. Stay away from any unfamiliar software or websites.
  5. Use only legitimate software, and not just your key applications.

Cybersecurity Tip #2 : Implement More Access Controls

System administrators should implement more access controls, using Zero Trust or at least privilege models.

This will limit hackers that successfully break into your network from accessing more than a segment.

Cybersecurity Tip #3 : 3-2-1 Backup!

Make sure you create and keep backups, and the cloud is a great tool for this.

Microsoft recommends adhering to the 3-2-1 rule – keep three backups of your data on two different storage types, with at least one backup offsite.

Cybersecurity Tip #4 : Keep Vigilant!

Even if we implement strong cybersecurity measures, we must remain vigilant, and keep an eye out for suspicious activity.

Not just system administrators, but users as well. If you see anything suspicious – report it to your IT department immediately.

It can be anything from a sudden slowdown in your computer’s performance, to strange web pages and images appearing.

 

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Kingdom Come : Deliverance – Get It FREE Now!

Kingdom Come : Deliverance  – an open world RPG – is FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get it FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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Kingdom Come : Deliverance

Kingdom Come : Deliverance is a story-driven open-world RPG that immerses you in an epic adventure in the Holy Roman Empire. Avenge your parents’ death as you battle invading forces, go on game-changing quests, and make influential choices.

Thrust into a raging civil war, you watch helplessly as invaders storm your village and slaughter your family.

Narrowly escaping the brutal attack, you grab your sword to fight back. Avenge the death of your parents and help repel the invading forces!

  • Majestic castles, vast fields, all rendered in stunning high-end graphics.
  • Solve quests in multiple ways, then face the consequences of your decisions.
  • Distance, stealth, or melee. Choose your weapons and execute dozens of unique combos in battles that are as thrilling as they are merciless.
  • Improve your skills, earn new perks, and forge and upgrade your equipment.
  • Your actions influence the reactions of the people around you. Fight, steal, seduce, threaten, persuade, or bribe. It’s all up to you.
  • Meet real historical characters and experience the genuine look and feel of medieval Bohemia.

 

Kingdom Come : Deliverance : How To Get It Free!

From now until 21 February 2020, Kingdom Come : Deliverance will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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Aztez : How To Get This Game For FREE!

Aztez – a beat ’em up + turn-based strategy game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Aztez

Aztez is a unique hybrid of beat ’em up and turn-based strategy set in the world of the Aztec Empire.

Deploy your Aztez (elite close combat warriors) in the metagame and enjoy a highly technical real-time combat event that has consequences in the empire.

But choose your missions wisely, as you have limited deployments! A great enemy approaches the Valley Of Mexico, and it will require all of your skill and cunning to take them on and change the course of history…

  • Highly replayable Campaign game that changes every play-through. Different events, artifacts, and battles every game.
  • Experience huge Empire cities, stunning natural vistas, and even the Aztec underworld!
  • Perform sacrifices, score enormous combos, and summon Aztec gods.
  • Fight against historical warriors and mythological foes alike using 8 distinct weapons.
  • Find and equip over 70 cosmetic items. – Enjoy a purified combat experience in the great arena!

 

Aztez : How To Get It Free!

From now until 21 February 2020, Aztez will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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Did TM Block Games On Unifi? No, And Here’s Why…

The official Unifi support account on Twitter shocked Malaysians when it claimed that TM will block games with inappropriate content.

We confirmed that it actually happened, but that it was all a misunderstanding, and Unifi did not block access to the Rainbow Six Siege game servers.

Here is what happened, and how TM Unifi’s response kicked off the whole controversy…

 

TM Unifi Will Block Games With Inappropriate Content?

The whole issue started when Ahmad Asyraf asked the official Unifi support account on Twitter (@helpmeunifi) to check why he was unable to connect to the Rainbow Six Siege game servers on Unifi.

Shockingly, he was told that “TM will block if the games involve inappropriate content such as violent, gaming, scam, etc.

While some netizens started saying that @helpmeunifi is a fake account, that’s not true. It is a genuine Unifi support account on Twitter.

We got in touch with a Unifi Chat staff to clarify this, and she confirmed that the @helpmeunifi statement was correct.

It would have been easy to stop there, and start lambasting Unifi for such a policy. After all, the Malaysian government is promoting esports involving FPS games like Rainbow Six Siege!

But for us, their statements appear to be boilerplate replies by frontline staff members who have no idea if this is actually a technical issue, or a policy decision.

 

No, TM Unifi Did Not Block Access To Game Servers

So we wrote to TM by email, asking them to clarify why Unifi users are unable to access Rainbow Six Siege game servers.

If it was a technical issue, what was the problem, and when will Unifi be able to restore access?

And if it was a policy issue, we wanted to know how TM came to that decision to block access to the Rainbow Six Siege game servers on Unifi, and if that was a directive by the MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission).

This was their replies to us in two separate emails (edited for clarity) :

We are not restricting access to Ubisoft game servers. We are currently working on the issue with Ubisoft.

Our 2nd Level team is already aware of this issue, and are in the midst of investigating the cause. We cannot give you a restoration time frame, and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

So, there you have it, everyone. Confirmation that TM did not actually block access to the Rainbow Six Siege game servers, or any game server for the matter.

As we suspected, the TM Unifi frontline support staff merely recited their boilerplate policy that they have the right to block access to content with inappropriate content.

However, that is not the case with this sudden loss of connectivity to Ubisoft servers. And even more unfortunately, they cannot give anyone an idea of when they can restore connectivity…

 

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Waste Walkers Subsistence : How To Get It FREE!

Waste Walkers Subsistence – a post-apocalyptic role-playing game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Waste Walkers Subsistence

Three years have passed since the world was destroyed by man’s inability to cooperate for the greater good. The world has been left in total ruin and humanity is on the verge of extinction.

Chaos continues to consume civilization and fear haunts all who still draw breath. Those who do still breathe are confronted with terrible horrors each passing day. Surviving in this new world is not for the faint of heart.

  • Entirely New Adventure – Play In Role Of Spook, A Loner With A Dark Past, As He Attempts To Return To His Childhood Home In Search Of His Family!
  • Powerful Storyline – Subsistence Focuses On A Main Plot But Has Many Side Quests And Other Things To Do!
  • New Side Quests – New Side Quests And Missions To Complete!
  • New Characters – Completely New Characters To Interact With!
  • New Equipment – Fight With New Weapons And Armor!
  • New Skills – Improve Your Survival Chances With New Skills And Even Some New Abilities!

  • New Schematics – Build And Craft Even More Trinkets And Gadgets To Help You Survive!
  • New Artwork – Totally New Artwork For Characters, Equipment, And Weapons!
  • Dungeon Crawling – Plunge Into The Dark Underground And Face Unreal Horrors!
  • Advanced Features – Many Features Of The Base Game Have Been Expanded Upon And Further Advanced!
  • New Location – New Locations And New Areas To Explore!
  • New Enemies – Face New Enemies And New Threats In The Wasteland!

 

Waste Walkers Subsistence : How To Get It FREE!

This is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

Adding To Your IndieGala Account

  1. Go to the Waste Walkers Subsistence page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Waste Walkers Subsistence  section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

Waste Walkers Subsistence Download Links

Here are direct download links for those who do not wish to create an IndieGala account just to download the game at a later time.

 

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Ticket To Ride : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Ticket To Ride – the official PC adaptation of the famous board game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Ticket To Ride

In this railway adventure, you’ll need to be the quickest to link up your cities and reach your destinations.

Try out different tactics, block your competitors’ lines and take over routes before the others do. With so many different strategies to try, each new game is a unique experience.

Travel the world from Europe to India, passing through the legendary China. A tutorial teaches you the rules of the game so you can head off quickly on your adventure.

Play in single-player mode, online multi-player against the whole world, or local multi-player with your friends.

 

Ticket To Ride : How To Get It Free!

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From now until 14 February 2020, Ticket To Ride will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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Carcassonne : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Carcassonne – the PC adaptation of the famous board game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a modern classic tile-placement game based on the award wining game in which the players draw and place a tile with a piece of southern French landscape on it.

The tile might feature a city, a road, a cloister, grassland or some combination thereof, and it must be placed adjacent to tiles that have already been played, in such a way that cities are connected to cities, roads to roads, et cetera.

The player can then decide to place one of his followers, so called Meeples, on one of the areas on it: on the city as a knight, on the road as a robber, on a cloister as a monk, or on the grass as a farmer.

When that area is complete, that meeple scores points for its owner. Each new game is a new experience thanks to the ever-changing landscape.

Fun Tactical Gameplay

During a game of Carcassonne, players are faced with decisions like: “Is it really worth putting my last meeple there?” or “Should I use this tile to expand my city, or should I place it near my opponent instead, making it harder for him to complete his goal and score points?”

Since players place only one tile and have the option to place one meeple on it, turns proceed quickly even if it is a game full of options and possibilities.

 

Carcassonne : How To Get It Free!

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From now until 14 February 2020, Carcassonne will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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Now Everyone Can Setel Across Malaysia!

PETRONAS just announced that they are rolling out Setel across Malaysia! Now everyone can enjoy the convenience of using Setel to pay at the pump!

 

Setel What?

Setel is a free e-wallet app that was introduced in July 2018, as an e-payment solution for PETRONAS stations.

It lets you remotely pay in the car, refuel it at the pump, and go – without the need to go to the cash counter, or swiping a credit card.

 

Now Everyone Can Setel Across Malaysia!

Initially rolled out only in the Klang Valley, Setel recorded over 3 million transactions as of January 2020.

Thanks to that early success, they decided to roll it out to over 700 PETRONAS stations all over Malaysia. So now, everyone can Setel!

In addition, the app now allows you to redeem Mesra points for fuel directly into the app, offering even more convenience!

 

What To Setel Next?

Setel Ventures CEO Iskandar Ezzahuddin also revealed what features they are planning to add in the near future :

  • Setel Connect : an automated car-to-pump pairing feature that would automatically connect the driver to the pump, allowing for one-touch payments.
  • Setel for Family : family profiles that allow users to pay for fuel and earn Mesra points as a family
  • Flash Sale : you will be able to purchase food, drinks, and more while refuelling, and pick up your purchases from the Setel Pit Stop on the way out.

 

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Assassin’s Creed Unity : On Sale For RM345K, USD84K!

Assassin’s Creed Unity is a pretty good game from 2014, and now, it’s on sale in Steam right now for a low, low price of just RM345,000 / US$84,000 / £64,000!

Don’t believe us? Check out this exclusive offer on Steam! 😀

 

Assassin’s Creed Unity : On Sale For RM345K, USD84K, £64K!

YES! For a limited time only, Steam is offering Assassin’s Creed Unity for a shockingly low, low price of just RM345,000 / US$84,000 / £64,000!

And if you purchase the ENTIRE Assassin’s Creed Bundle, you get 10% off and only have to pay RM310,751.10 or about US$75,500 or £58,000!

In all seriousness though, the phenomenal prices for Assassin’s Creed Unity and the Assassin’s Creed Bundle are obviously a mistake.

Someone at Valve or Ubisoft keyed in way too many zeros – fat fingers or fell asleep at the keyboard?

It would make for a great story though, if you purchased it at the awesome price. LOL!

This absurd price fumble follows the recent downtime of the Steam Store and Community.

 

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Runes The Forgotten Path : Get This VR Game For FREE!

StormBorn Studio is giving away Runes : The Forgotten Path – a story-driven VR puzzle solving game!

Find out how to get Runes : The Forgotten Path for FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

 

Runes : The Forgotten Path is FREE for a limited time!

You are Leth, a wizard who awakens after a long slumber, recalling only glimpses of his past. Your spells are forgotten.

During the game you will recollect his memories bit by bit, recalling your past and figuring out the mystery behind a magical world populated by bizarre and unsettling entities.

How did you become trapped in Oblivion? Who put you there? And why?

Astray from the path of righteousness and trapped inside yourself by the tyrannical order of the Panopticon, you will have to face a blank beginning.

With the use of your powerful spells and wits you will solve puzzles, fight enemies and pursue the recollection of all your lost memories.

  • 100% designed for room scale VR.
  • Cast spells by drawing in the air with motion controllers.
  • Smooth locomotion, teleport and front facing gameplay are all options.
  • Full story driven VR title with different environments and puzzle solving.
  • Photogrammetry for full deep and immersive worlds.
  • New seamless locomotion system: 4th wall (in addition to teleport and smooth locomotion).
  • Nodding system: answer to yes or no questions just by moving your head.

Note : This game requires a VR headset, and is compatible with :

  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
  • Valve Index
  • Windows Mixed Reality

 

Runes : The Forgotten Path – How To Get It Free On Oculus Store

For a limited time, Runes : The Forgotten Path will be free to download and keep from the Oculus store.

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  1. Log into your Oculus account, or create a new one.
  2. Go to the Runes : The Forgotten Path page, and click on the blue Free button.
  3. It will be added to your Oculus account.

 

Runes : The Forgotten Path – How To Get It Free On Steam

If you have a Steam account, you can also add it for FREE :

  1. Log into your Steam account, or sign up for one
  2. Go to the Runes : The Forgotten Path Steam page.
  3. Scroll down to “Play Runes : The Forgotten Path“.
  4. Click on the green Play Game button.

That’s it! It is now part of your Steam account, and can be downloaded later.

 

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Super Panda Adventures : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

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Super Panda Adventures

In Super Panda Adventures, you play as the brave panda-knight Fu, who is about to finish his training to become the new guardian of the Princess.

At the same day of the big celebration party, some uninvited Robots show up to conquer the planet and take the Princess away in their Space Ships!

Super Panda Adventures plays like a modern platformer (Metroidvania) combined with a new combo fighting style and lots of adventure elements.

You can fight with a sword, throw shuriken or use magic abilities and combine these attacks to get combo points that increase your experience.

Level up your character and unlock new abilities and upgrades! Explore two different worlds in a non-linear way to find lots of hidden items. Talk to many NPCs, solve quests, find magic items and rescue the Princess!

 

Super Panda Adventures : How To Get It Free!

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Super Panda Adventures is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

  1. Go to the Super Panda Adventures page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Super Panda Adventures section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

 

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Steam Down? Why You May Not Have Noticed…

Steam actually went down for a few hours, but not many people (relatively) realised it. Find out what happened, and why you did not even know Steam went down!

 

Steam Was Down???

Steam servers do go down, but not for very long – Steam always gets them back up and running fairly quickly.

That changed last night, when Steam went down for a couple of hours. However, many gamers probably didn’t realise it went down.

 

Why You Didn’t Notice Steam Was Down

Most gamers probably didn’t realise that Steam went down though, because only the Store and Community parts of Steam went down.

The Steam Library was unaffected, hence gamers generally did not notice anything. You will have no problem playing the games you already installed, or updating and installing games you own.

If the Steam Library went down – now that would have been big news.

The only people who realised that Steam was down was those who were surfing the Store for games, or accessing Community features like the Steam Workshop.

Don’t worry – you didn’t miss anything exciting LOL! But at least you now know enough to join the conversation when your friends ask you about Steam going down.

 

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Farming Simulator 19 : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Farming Simulator 19 – the ultimate farming simulation game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Farming Simulator 19 : Free For A Limited Time!

The ultimate farming simulation returns with a complete graphics overhaul and the most complete farming experience ever!

Become a modern farmer and develop your farm on two huge American and European environments, filled with exciting new farming activities, crops to harvest and animals to tend to.

Drive over 300 authentic vehicles and machines now including John Deeree – but also Case IH, New Holland, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Krone, Deutz-Fahr, and many more.

Grow your farm online with other players, and download community created mods for an ever-expanding Farming Simulator experience!

 

Farming Simulator 19 : How To Get It FREE

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From now until 7 February 2020, Farming Simulator 19 will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

They will also get to send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might buy an extra game or two from them?

 

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Kikaiju Attack for PC : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Kikaiju Attack for PC is FREE for a limited timeFind out how to get it FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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Kikaiju Attack

Kikaiju Attack is a tribute to all the fans of the great Japanese heroes of the 70s – Mazinger Z and his big brother Great Mazinger.

It is a game that combines arcade-style characteristics with shoot-em-up aspects, and of course challenges by waves of enemies that are increasingly powerful.

 

Kikaiju Attack : How To Get It Free!

Kikaiju Attack is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

  1. Go to the Kikaiju Attack page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Kikaiju Attack section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

 

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Sons of Abraham DLC for Crusader Kings II : Get It FREE!

The Sons of Abraham DLC for Crusader Kings II is now FREE for a limited timeGet it now, and make sure you tell your friends!

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Sons of Abraham DLC is FREE for a Limited Time!

Get your bishops appointed cardinals and tap the might of the Papacy, borrow money from the Knights Templar and send troublesome relatives off to live out their days in a monastery.

Sons of Abraham also introduces the Jewish religion and allows you to recreate the Kingdom of Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.

Sons of Abraham is the fifth expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG. Gameplay focuses on the Abrahamic religions; Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

The expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by Paradox Development Studio, the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones.

  • Control the Papacy through the College of Cardinals
  • Ask the Pope for money and favors
  • Play as a Jewish lord and restore the kingdom of Israel
  • Interact with the Holy Orders and see their influence grow
  • Pick sides in Islam as a rationalist Mutazili or an opposing Ashari
  • Retire troublesome courtiers to a monastery
  • Go on a pilgrimage to one of the holy places
  • Experience hundreds of new religious events

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Crusader Kings II : Sons of Abraham DLC – How To Get It FREE!

The Sons of Abraham DLC is FREE to download and keep, if you get it by 28 January 2020. It also requires the Crusader Kings II base game, which is now free to play.

  1. First, add Crusader Kings II to your Steam account, if you have not already done so.
  2. Go to the Sons of Abraham DLC Steam page.
  3. Scroll down to the Get Expansion – Crusader Kings II : Sons of Abraham section.
  4. Click the green Add to Account button.

That’s it! The DLC is now in your Steam account, and can be installed at any time!

Don’t forget to grab The Old Gods DLC, which is still FREE!

 

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Deep Space Anomaly : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

The space arcade game, Deep Space Anomaly, is FREE for a limited time! Find out how to get it FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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Deep Space Anomaly

Deep Space Anomaly – the intensive, fascinating and mad game which is sweeping away all borders where the main objective – to kill enemies and to have fun!

There was an unforeseen event which has captured you into an abnormal zone. Straight into the thick of battles.

The amount of anomalies grows and representatives of the most different galactic races are already sharpening their claws and mandibles, and dangerous bosses are going to erase you into powder by means of cunning tactics in which it isn’t so simple to find a weak point. Survive as long as possible!

Blow up, burn down and incinerate everything around – in your arsenal among over a dozen types of weapon choose to yourself the gun to taste! Gattling, rockets, lasers and new experimental “guns” + system of support by the allied fighting drone.

Satisfy thirst of destruction under dynamic tracks of DJs and musicians!

  • Unusual mix of game genres
  • 30 Wave – Levels full of thrilling action, shooting and demolition
  • Unique enemies including Boss monsters
  • System of upgrade of the ship and weapons
  • Exclusive sounds and SFX just like from a Hollywood movies!

 

Deep Space Anomaly : How To Get It Free!

Deep Space Anomaly is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

  1. Go to the Deep Space Anomaly page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Deep Space Anomaly section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

 

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The Bridge : Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

The Bridge – a logic puzzle game – is FREE for a limited time!

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The Bridge : Free For A Limited Time!

The Bridge is a logic puzzle game that forces you to reevaluate your preconceptions of physics and perspective.

It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures.

Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave you with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment.

The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.

Mind-Bending Puzzles

8 thought-provoking puzzles, each unique from the rest, all requiring an innovative solution.

Topsy-turvy World!

Gravity manipulations, gravitational vortexes, parallel dimensions, and many more mind-bending concepts in a world where the laws of physics are not what they seem.

M. C. Escher Comes To Life!

M. C. Escher-esque worlds with impossible architecture set in the style of beautifully hand-drawn black-and-white lithographic art.

Alternate Ending + Bonus Puzzles

An alternate version of the game unlocked after the main storyline has been completed, including challenging alternate versions of each of the 24 main puzzles, along with an alternate ending.

Rewind Time!

A time-backtracking system to alleviate any fears of making a mistake.

 

The Bridge : How To Get It FREE

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From now until 31 January 2020, The Bridge will be free to download and keep from the Epic Games store.

All you have to do is sign up for an Epic Games account, and add it to your account! It’s that simple!

 

Why Is Epic Games Doing This?

Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out the games they are offering in their store.

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Double Eleven : First Overseas Game Studio In Malaysia!

UK-based games developer and publisher Double Eleven announced on 21 January 2020, that they are opening a new game development studio in Malaysia!

Find out what this means for the Malaysian game development industry, and how YOU can join the Double Eleven team!

 

Double Eleven To Open First Overseas Game Studio In Malaysia!

Double Eleven is opening their first overseas game studio in Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur. Set to open in the first quarter of 2020, this new studio will provide a full complement of development capabilities including quality assurance, art, software engineering and production.

The Double Eleven Malaysia studio will work alongside main development teams in the United Kingdom on current and next generation titles.

 

Join The Double Eleven Team!

Double Eleven is recruiting full-time staff in development and management positions, including a new Malaysian Studio Head. Here are the jobs currently open for application, and their requirements :

Studio Manager

  • Four or more years of industry experience in a similar role
  • Significant management (people and project) experience
  • An interest in games.
  • Strong general knowledge of the video game production process – ideally a comprehensive end-to-end oversight from within the industry
  • Gamer and consumer oriented, with a deep knowledge of video games market
  • Relevant business degree
  • Experience with SCRUM or AGILE methodologies

Producer

  • Project management skills – initiating, managing and closing software projects.
  • Ability to mediate and arbitrate discussions, getting the right people in the room when needed.
  • Excellent communicator in both content and tone through a variety of methods; online, face to face, presentation or written.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and good organisational skills.
  • Ability to motivate and able to lead by example.
  • Excellent time management, multitasking skills and the ability to process complex information efficiently.
  • A strong interest in games or gaming technologies.
  • Business management experience.
  • Relevant degree qualification.
  • Programming or other technical experience.
  • Strong general knowledge of the video game production process – ideally a comprehensive end-to-end oversight from within the industry.
  • Experience working on titles or projects with live operations.
  • Experience with SCRUM or AGILE methodologies.

Lead Quality Assurance

  • Confident, thorough and articulate communicator; both written and orally
  • Great planning skills
  • Excellent self-management and organisational abilities
  • Second to none for attention to detail
  • Genuine problem solver; no problems, just opportunities
  • Ability to work as part of your own team
  • Has lead or helped to lead a QA team of at least four people, for at least one year from start to finish
  • Has had QA experience on at least 3 console titles
  • Has written and implemented test frameworks

QA Tester

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent self-management and organisational abilities
  • Aptitude to learn quickly and effectively
  • Ability to remain focused in a team-oriented environment
  • Previous Testing experience within a development environment
  • Skill/experience in any other area of game development and/or strong IT knowledge
  • Knowledge of project management software such as Hansoft, Testrail, Jira, TFS.

Lead Artist

  • Unreal / Unity experience / Blueprints / Python / C#
  • Animation knowledge
  • UI experience
  • ZBrush or other sculpting software experience
  • Shader creation (Substance designer/shader forge etc)
  • Degree level / HND or Art related qualification
  • A portfolio that demonstrates the potential to meet the industry-standard level of art.
  • 6+ years of industry experience and previous Senior or lead roles. Having completed a full production cycle on a published game title.

3D Animator

  • Knowledge of Autodesk Maya
  • Strong Knowledge of game engines (Unity /Unreal).
  • Scripting / blueprints
  • Experience with Motion Builder
  • Degree level / HND or art-related qualification
  • An animation showreel that demonstrates a strong understanding of animation principals and character acting
  • 3+ year industry experience

3D Graduate Artist

  • Exceptional 3D Modelling and Texture creation skills
  • Experience with: 3DMax, Maya, or equivalent, (Maya preferred)
  • Experienced with Photoshop
  • Experience on multiple games and ability to work across varied art styles.
  • Experience with popular game engines, preferably Unity / Unreal.
  • Experience with shaders and real-time rendering pipelines.
  • PBR workflow experience (Substance Painter / Designer)
  • Other visual art skills, e.g. illustration, graphic design, VFX
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills allowing effective collaboration with teams
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and time management skills
  • Strong observation and research skills
  • Strong knowledge of the video game industry and awareness of the video game development processes
  • Unreal / Unity experience / Blueprints
  • Animation knowledge
  • Zbrush or other sculpting software experience
  • Shader creation (Substance designer/shader forge etc)

 

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