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Project Spark Open Beta

Project Spark 2Team Dakota announced on Tuesday this week that Project Spark is officially an open beta for all Xbox One users. No more need for a beta code to play. Simply search for Project Spark on the Xbox One store and then select “download” to play.

For those who are unfamiliar with Project Spark, it a game geared to anyone with an interest in game development. With this program you can build, create, and share your own game creation. Project Spark provides the tools to create just about anything you can imagine. From a tower defense game to a full on RPG, the worlds are endless.

Project Spark 1Not only does Project Spark create opportunities for gamers to jump into the development side of things, but it also offers a program capable of making beautiful worlds limited only by your own creativity.

The official game is set to release later this year.

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Lady Black Cosplay – Part 1

AC4 Lady Black With San Diego Comic Con approaching yet again, I have been hard at work on my next cosplay project (this one may just be my most ambitious yet!). This year, in addition to Cortana, I will be dressing as Lady Black from Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag.

Lady Black is my favorite character to play in AC4 multiplayer (not to mention she is a sexy pirate assassin). How could I not cosplay as her?

If you have read my past costume projects, you know that sewing is not my strong suit. That being said, creating a costume without a pattern adds a new level of difficulty to this project. Thankfully my awesome mother jumped on board to help me. Although I have only had time to work on the costume on weekends, it is slowly coming together.

My first step in making the costume was deciding what fabric I wanted for each component. I fell in love with the perfect fabric for the corset, so I started to make that part of the costume first. I modified a pattern from Simplicity 3618 to make it match Lady Black’s corset. I still need to add buckles to the front before it is finished.
Corset Fabric       Corset
After completing the corset, the next challenge was the jacket. I started by making my own pattern using a t-shirt of mine and some scrap fabric. Once I got the pattern down, I used a dark brown faux leather fabric to make the jacket and used a white cotton fabric to make the ruffles around the edge.
Jacket       Lady Black Vest and Jacket
I am currently working on the skirt of the costume. Once done, the skirt will attach to the back of the jacket and tie in the front.

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Titanfall Beta Open To All

Was your weekend a bust because you didn’t get into the Titanfall Beta? Well it’s your lucky day. Titanfall has opened it’s beta to the public on Xbox One. You no longer need a beta code in order to play. The beta has also been opened for PC users, but only to those who registered for the beta before 4pm on February 15.

Here are Major Nelson’s steps to downloading the beta on Xbox One:

To download the beta, sign in to your Xbox One and head to the “New Game Demos” section of the Game Store and it will appear there. You can also say “Xbox Bing” then “Show me game demos”. Also, in some Xbox Live regions you’ll see a “Join The Titanfall Beta” link on the home page of Xbox One, next to My Game and Apps.

The end time for the beta has also been extended. The beta was expected to close at 6pm last night, but has now been extended to 6pm on Wednesday, February 19.

So if you want to climb into some giant robots and shoot everything in sight, you better go quick. Or else you will have to wait for the game’s release in March.

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