In The News
Check out an Oculus patent filed in 2016 to slap your iPhone to the back of your head. “A patent published today but filed in 2016 shows an Oculus concept for a convertible head-mounted display that can be powered by either a PC or phone,” Ian Hamilton at VentureBeat reports.
What esports game pulled in the most prize money? The Esports Observer’s Angelos Anastasopoulos has the list, with League of Legends coming in 3rd and CS:GO in 2nd.
Esports Recruiting, a collegiate recruiting organization, has officially launched.
Wah wah, Nintendo’s eShop was down during Christmas, Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reports. “‘We apologize for any issues you may be experiencing with Nintendo eShop,’ the publisher tweeted this morning [Monday]. ‘We are working on it and hope to have this resolved soon.’”
Destiny had a bit of a leak over the weekend. Game Informer’s Suriel Vazquez reports that “Music of the Spheres, a sort of musical accompaniment to the game … is available on music website Soundcloud. Last month, O’Donnell tweeted that before the project was shelved, he gave away ‘nearly 100 copies’ of Music Of Spheres.”
Psyonix has plans to focus on fixing servers in 2018, PC Gamer’s Samuel Horti writes. “The developer says it’s going to start acting on player concerns about wonky game servers, firstly by adding a tool that makes it easier to understand and report bad connections.”
Star Trek: Bridge Crew no longer requires VR. Engadget’s Jon Fingas writes that “Red Storm and Ubisoft’s solution? Make the game playable for everyone. It just released a ‘non-VR’ update that makes the game playable for anyone with a PS4 or sufficiently capable PC.”
Capcom Cup 2017 saw viewership rise by 45 percent, Dot Esports’ Adam Newell writes. “Roughly 2.1 million people watched Capcom Cup for a total of 83 million minutes. The max amount of viewers watching at one time was just shy of 150,000.”
Call of Duty news:
Jordan “ProoFy” Cannon is no longer with ERa Eternity, and was replaced by Embry “Bevils” Bevil.
Next Threat disbanded.