The Daily Moot (9/12/18)
1. Overwatch’s New Map ‘Busan’ is Live
After some time on the PTR, Overwatch’s newest map is ready for public consumption and is now live on all servers. Busan is a control point map set in D.Va’s home town. The design team has even gone so far as to match details on the map with the D.Va-centric animated short that released last month. Today’s patch also introduced a new feature that should make sorting and finding specific cosmetic items easier.
2. Pokemon Go Players can now Nominate PokeStops Niantic announced this morning they will soon add the ability for high level Pokemon Go players to nominate PokeStops. Players will be able to submit photos and descriptions of any location that they believe could make a good PokeStop. Currently, the feature will only be introduced in Brazil and South Korea but hopefully it will quickly expand.
3. Nintendo Switch Online Launches Next Tuesday, September 18th Nintendo has finally revealed the official launch date for Nintendo Switch Online. Switch Online play has been a highly requested feature since the console debuted, so it is exciting that the time is finally upon us. Although Nintendo Switch Online won’t be free, there is a 7-day free trial you can sign up for. There are different tiers of subscriptions with varying costs, but the cheapest option is $19.99 for one year. Subscribers also will gain access to 20 NES games at launch, including Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda.
4. New Sandbox MMO ‘Boundless’ Out Now Boundless is a sandbox MMO that feels like Minecraft mixed with No Man’s Sky. The game has been in early access for a while, but yesterday Boundless full released on Steam. Based on the trailer, the biggest aspects of the game are exploration, crafting, and fighting. While Minecraft x No Man’s Sky sounds amazing, be careful. Steam reviews suggest the developers recently switched to a rather predatory microtransaction system. Watch the trailer and check out Boundless to see if it’s the perfect next game for you.