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As we inch-closer to the Mystery of the Mooil Rig game add-on release – we reveal the new weapons you’ll have the pleasure of utilizing in your murderous rampage. Wooo! Narrative dissonance!

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This week’s guest host, Larry Hyrb for Xbox Live, unveils the first massive story-based DLC add-on coming to Sunset Overdrive on December 23rd. The add-on will cost $9.99 or will be free to Season Pass buyers (19.99 and includes the previously released weapon pack as well as an additional add-on in the future!).  Get an exclusive look at the story, area, and new traversal mechanics included in the update. Also, get a look at Brandon’s jealousy. It’ll be hard to miss.

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Hey Everyone!

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday! And here’s something to be thankful about…our Audio edition of Moonlighting with Insomniac! We’ll have our next chat on Wednesday, December 10th at 1:30-2:30 PM PT / 4:30-5:30 PM ET.  Like always, we’ll open the comments section a little early to allow you to get a jump on posting your questions.

For this edition of Moonlighting we are welcoming two guests – Paul Mudra & Dwight Okahara!  Paul is our Director of Audio here at Insomniac and Dwight is our Audio Lead in CA. They will be joining us to help us answer your audio questions.  That’s right! This edition will focus on sound design and all the other good stuff that goes into creating audio for our games.

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Paul Mudra, Director, Audio

Here’s a few tidbits from Paul…about himself: “I began my career in the video game industry in 1986 in Las Vegas working part time at Westwood Associates (later “Westwood Studios”) while attending UNLV.  I was hired full time as a graphic and sound artist at Westwood in 1987 and at that time we were developing games for the Commodore 64.  Audio and music was always a passion of mine growing up so a year after being hired at Westwood I decided to focus my career specifically on game audio development & direction and have been doing that ever since. 

Over the past 28 years I’ve worked on more than 70 games for Westwood Studios and Insomniac Games including Dune 2 and most of the Command & Conquer franchise, Blade Runner, The Lion King, Eye of the Beholder, Dragon Strike, Ratchet & Clank games, the Resistance games, and most recently Sunset Overdrive.

 Audio for games has progressed so much since I started.  I’ve enjoyed the amazing ride so far and am looking forward to what comes next!

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Dwight Okahara, Audio Lead

And here’s a little bio from Dwight: “I grew up playing video games and remember being completely blown away when the Intellivision was announced with one of their bullet points being that the sound chip could play a three-part harmony!  I started as an audio guy™ in 1990 with a company called Westwood Associates and after putting in 12 years at Insomniac, am looking at a 25 year career in doing audio for Video Games.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the ride and love the fact that audio tech is always moving forward.  You really do learn something new every day.”  

Dwight and Paul will be subbing in for Kerri who will be out for this edition of Moonlighting (yes, again)…seems like she’s missing all the fun around here!  But have no fear… Angela and Dwight will be here to answer all of your rockin’ audio questions (see what we did there???).

Cheers!

In this week’s episode get a look at improvements we included in the patch last week. Plus, maybe-maybe we’ll give you a visual tease of the first big DLC area coming soon. Maybe.

For full patch notes go here.

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We hope you have been having a blast traversing around Sunset City. If you haven’t played yet, there is still plenty of time to cash in on some great holiday sales!

Many of you have been asking us on social media about Sunset Overdrive swag. Well we are happy to announce that we have partnered with Teespring to bring you our first Official Sunset Overdrive Apparel. Check out our first round of shirts here. Hurry, these are only available until 12:00am PST on December 8th! This is to allow for shipping in time for Christmas (at least to US address, International may take longer).

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This is the FIRST time we are even making this design – originally featured in our E3 2014 trailer. This shirt will be available in long and short sleeve, women’s sizes, AND in hoodie.

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Everyone’s favorite burger joint, now in t-shirt form! Available in long and short sleeve.

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Fizzie Flakes

Start your morning off right with Fizzie Flakes! Available in long and short sleeve.

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On top of it all, because it is the holidays, we are offering a Shipping Discount on all your orders. You just have to make sure you include the promo code in your URLs. Check the descriptions on the shirts or click on any of these below to get the Free Shipping links.

Chemical Smile: http://teespring.com/chemical-smile?pr=SHIPLESS
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Big week! Weapons Pack is in, voting system is introduced, and Fizzie is attempting to get into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Get all the details this Sunset TV. Then go vote in-game! It’s your duty as a Sunset Citizen.

For a more detailed breakdown of Sunset voting, click here.

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Voting has come to Sunset Overdrive! This means that you have power over what you see next in the game. For a more in-depth look at what you’ll be voting on – check out today’s Sunset TV for all that information.

Right now, we just wanted to expand on the Vote Point system that we developed to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard and has value. The basic idea is that every time you vote on something that loses – you are given all your vote points back with a bonus. And if you keep voting for the losing option – the bonus points you get exponentially increase. This means that people who have a knack for losing build up their voting power over time and have a bigger say in the next vote. It should limit frustration and keep things balanced.

So, vote points! How do you get these elusive creatures? Well, there are a couple ways.

  • Logging into the game will get you points! So, you’ll get a point just for playing. And if you play consecutive days – you get bonus points. Day 2 of your log-in will get you 2 points instead of one – and so on. That bonus lasts up to 7 days before it resets. So, if you have to leave for a bit, you won’t be incredibly behind when you log back on.
  • Completing Individual Weekly Challenges will sometimes net you a good chunk of vote points. For instance, if you complete this week’s challenge – you get 650 points.

If you want to see how many vote points you have, you can see that number from the Vote menu at any Sunset TV station. And remember that any time you vote, all of your current points are used to influence the outcome. But, if your desired preference loses, you get those points back with a bonus.

Make sense? Good! I accept your theoretical head nodding. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us at @SunsetOverdrive on Twitter – or shoot us an e-mail at SunsetTV@insomniacgames.com

Happy voting!

Hey there, Outernauts!

We’re always looking for new players to join our ranks, which is why we’re offering Refer-a-Friend in Outernauts!

Each time you have a friend begin their journey in the far reaches of the Outernauts galaxy, you (and your friend) can earn special bonuses and rewards – such as being able to get up to 1 million lunar, epic crystals or an exclusive epic beast!

How do you earn them?

First, get your Referral Code from within the game. Your Referral Code is located in the Options menu, that’s my -Stephervescent- Referral Code in the example picture below:

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Give that code to a friend and tell them to download Outernauts! When your friend starts a new game of Outernauts and completes the main tutorials, they will be prompted to input their code into a special screen in the tutorial. (As the example screen below shows)

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Once they’ve successfully input the code, you and your friend will start earning bonuses! The more friends you refer, the bigger and better prizes you’ll earn, and those prizes will go straight to your gift inbox!

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Start referring friends, share the beastly wealth, and I can’t wait to see even more friendly Outernauts faces out there!

~Stephanie

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Hey everyone,

First and foremost we wanted to thank everyone for playing. We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears in this game and it feels good to see so many of you having a great time. You are, after all, why we made this game. We understand some of you have had some issues though. We have tried to help you work through as many of those as we could, but today we are releasing a new content update to further assist. It includes many fixes to issues that you have reported and that we have found since launch. The update is available now, so go and get it, or if you have your console set to auto update it will be ready when you get home!

Please continue to post your thoughts and feedback on our Sunset Overdrive forum and if you are still having troubles after the update, let us know as well in our Troubleshooting forum. Or you can always drop us a line on Facebook and Twitter. We will continue to monitor and update the game as needed.

GENERAL:

  • Fixed an issue where ammo on all equipped weapons would reset to its level 1 count when using Fast Travel.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could lose ability to see Leaderboards scores in the pause menu.
  • Fixed issue where scrolling through Leaderboards sometimes caused game to crash to dashboard. (Gamer pics have been disabled in Leaderboards.)

MISSIONS:

  • Fixed a potential crash when replaying the “Amptastic!” mission and leaving the mission area.
  • Fixed a potential progression stopper in the “A Way Out” mission.
  • Fixed an issue when replaying a Night Defense mission where collectibles that were required the first time you played the mission are taken again.
  • Fixed an issue where the player can kill the boss in one shot during the “This Ends Here” mission.
  • Fixed an issue where the player can defeat the boss before the final phase during the “This Ends Here” mission.
  • Fixed a potential progression stopper that could happen if the player kills the second wave of Scabs before the Fargarthians arrive during the “Tastes Like Chicken” mission.

QUESTS:

  • Fixed an issue where the quest would not be completed if the user fast travels after raising the last flag during the “Take Back the Streets” quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would be unable to use weapons or place traps in “The Firework Show” quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the cars and vending machines would become indestructible in the “Garage Chaos” quest.
  • Fixed an issue where progression could be blocked if the player dies while defending the boat in the “One Man is an Island” quest.
  • Fixed an issue where players could potentially get stuck on the back of the truck during the “Boat Upgrade” quest.
  • Fixed a potential progression stopper during the “Hardcore!” mission.
  • Fixed a potential progression stopper that could occur if the player leaves the playable area in “The Most Epic Quest for EXP” quest.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could potentially be unable to place “Siegfried the Great” traps during “The Most Epic Quest for EXP” quest.

CHALLENGES:

  • Fixed an issue where the Rager was not acquiring EXP during the Bucky challenges.

CHAOS SQUAD:

  • Fixed an issue where the player would be able to join Chaos Squad without unlocking it when invited as an inactive profile.
  • Fixed an issue where players could potentially end up stuck on the loading screen after leaving Chaos Squad using the Game Party menu.
  • Fixed an issue where supply drops would stutter when falling during the “Supply Drop” mission.
  • Fixed an issue where players would lose control of their character if they joined a Chaos Squad game while viewing binoculars.
  • Fixed an issue where players would be unable to use matchmaking for a couple minutes after leaving a Chaos Squad game.
  • Fixed an issue where level 1 versions of AMPs would re-appear in the Amp store with Floyd when the player unlocked an AMP upgrade in Chaos Squad.
  • Fixed a potential Chaos Squad server crash in the “Harbor District”
  • Fixed a potential issue where the “Failed to find a game: Timed Out” message could become stuck on screen.
  • Fixed an issue in Chaos Squad where weapons that are boosted from a spinner reward will have the “NEW” tag in the AMPs section of the Character Page.

VANITY:

  • Fixed an issue where the players hoodie sweatshirt could cause the hair to be removed in game on the player.
  • Fixed an issue where the cheerleader skirt could disappear on the player after completing the “Bad Medicine” mission.
  • Fixed an issue where the “NEW” tag could re-appear on items when viewing vanity items with Calista.

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