Welcome to an odd edition of While You Were Sleeping - it's the quietest part of the busiest part of the year. The eye of the storm. Most of the big releases are out, and most of the game players and game makers are at home with their families. But since the news never really sleeps, here's what the gaming world was up to over the weekend.
Youtube's new Content ID system is causing no end of controversy, in many cases taking down material that the copyright holder didn't want taken down. And reports are coming in of mistakes being made, such as this GTA clip being mistaken for a Jazz track.
Quintin Smith has a post on the best board games of 2013, and there has certainly been a resurgence and new and interesting games due to Kickstarter. The four on show there look very interesting.
This Arma 3 setup is one tiny step closer to a holodeck, and one can certainly respect the tech on offer. Just one question - how do you prone?
Although Warhammer Online has gone down, it appears that should EA decide to do so, the game could easily be made playable in singleplayer form by enabling a single command line argument. It would ensure gamers could still play the game they paid for - even if the main strength of the game was its PvP.
Amidst all the news of the massive amounts of money being made by Star Citizen, the team have streamed an update, and things are looking good. Skip ahead to the timecodes mentioned in the post, and check out the procedural damage, shields tech, and some of the Q&A towards the end. Shiny indeed.
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