Explore Twin Peaks' Surrealness In VR

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Explore Twin Peaks' Surrealness In VR

Collider Games, Showtime, and series creator David Lynch are developing a Twin Peaks VR experience for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift exploring the show's mystical Glastonbury Grove and Red Room leading to the Black Lodge.

While the VR experience and possible encounter with the Black Lodge will probably not annihilate the soul, players can explore "moments and settings" from both Twin Peaks: The Return and the original series.

An exact release date for Twin Peaks VR is unknown, but it will be at the Festival of Disruption in Los Angeles on October 13-14.

Rumor: Nintendo Releasing A New Switch Model In Second Half Of 2019

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Rumor: Nintendo Releasing A New Switch Model In Second Half Of 2019

A new Switch model might be on the way according to a report by Wall Street Journal, stating that Nintendo is preparing another model of their hybrid console in the later half of 2019.

According to WSJ, Nintendo feels that Switch sales are liable to lose momentum by next Fall, which would be roughly 2.5 years after the console's release. To maintain that competitive momentum, the company is planning a revision to the console that could feature a number of improvements that are still being discussed. One of those improvements they believe is being considered is a better LCD screen to bring it more in line modern smartphone technology, though they clarify this does not suggest OLED technology as seen in Apple's iPhone X.

Other presumed improvements include making the device smaller, thinner, and more efficient on the battery, though presumably the size would be limited by the size of the detachable mix-and-match joycons. Sources close to Game Informer have suggested the existence of a new revision of the Switch stretching back to March of this year.

Rumor: Nintendo Releasing A New Switch Model In Second Half Of 2019

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Rumor: Nintendo Releasing A New Switch Model In Second Half Of 2019

A new Switch model might be on the way according to a report by Wall Street Journal, stating that Nintendo is preparing another model of their hybrid console in the later half of 2018.

According to WSJ, Nintendo feels that Switch sales are liable to lose momentum by next Fall, which would be roughly 2.5 years after the console's release. To maintain that competitive, the company is planning a revision to the console that could feature a number of improvements that are still being discussed. One of those improvements they believe is being considered is a better LCD screen to bring it more in line modern smartphone technology, though they clarify this does not suggest OLED technology as seen in Apple's iPhone X.

Other presumed improvements include making the device smaller, thinner, and more efficient on the battery, though presumably the size would be limited by the size of the detachable mix-and-match joycons. Sources close to Game Informer have suggested the existence of a new revision of the Switch stretching back to March of this year.

Jon Favreau Posts Summary For Potential New Star Wars Series, The Mandalorian

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Jon Favreau Posts Summary For Potential New Star Wars Series, The Mandalorian

Earlier this year, Disney announced that writer and director Jon Favreau would be creating a brand new Star Wars series for the company's new direct-to-streaming service. Favreau, who is responsible for launching Marvel's Cinematic Universe as the director of Iron Man a decade ago, seemed ideal for the job. Today, he posted what appears to be a possible synopsis for the new series.

#starwars #TheMandalorian

A post shared by Jon Favreau (@jonfavreau) on Oct 3, 2018 at 4:17pm PDT

Mike Morhaime Steps Down As Blizzard President, J. Allen Brack Taking His Place

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Mike Morhaime Steps Down As Blizzard President, J. Allen Brack Taking His Place

Mike Morhaime, co-founder and longtime Blizzard leader, has stepped down as president of the company after 27 years on the job. Morhaime is being succeeded by executive producer of World of Warcraft, J. Allen Brack.

"After many years of working with some of the industry’s most talented people to create games and worlds for you to play in, I’ve decided it’s time for someone else to lead Blizzard Entertainment," Morhaime wrote in a letter to the community. Morhaime says he is still staying on as an adviser to the company, but is letting Brack take the reins to steer Blizzard from here on out.

Brack has been at Blizzard for 12 years, taking different roles at the company, but most recently serving as executive producer for World of Warcraft. Before joining Blizzard, Brack worked at Sony on Star Wars Galaxies, and at Origin Systems for EA prior to that.

Mike Morhaime Steps Down As Blizzard President, J. Allen Brack Taking His Place

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Mike Morhaime Steps Down As Blizzard President, J. Allen Brack Taking His Place

Mike Morhaime, co-founder and longtime Blizzard leader, has stepped down as president of the company after 27 years on the job. Morhaime is being succeeded by executive producer of World of Warcraft, J. Allen Brack.

"After many years of working with some of the industry’s most talented people to create games and worlds for you to play in, I’ve decided it’s time for someone else to lead Blizzard Entertainment," Morhaime wrote in a letter to the community. Morhaime says he is still staying on as an adviser to the company, but is letting Brack take the reins to steer Blizzard from here on out.

Brack has been at Blizzard for 12 years, taking different roles at the company, but most recently serving as executive producer for World of Warcraft. Before joining Blizzard, Brack worked at Sony on Star Wars Galaxies, and at Origin Systems for EA prior to that.

Warner Bros. To Distribute Cyberpunk 2077 In The United States

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Warner Bros. To Distribute Cyberpunk 2077 In The United States

Warner Bros. and CD Projekt Red have announced that the former will be in charge of distributing the latter's newest game, Cyberpunk 2077. This means that Cyberpunk 2077 will use Warner Bros.' retail distribution network to release the game and get it into stores when it eventually releases.

The deal is pretty much the same as when CDPR worked with WB for The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3, meaning that anywhere those games were sold is pretty likely for Cyberpunk 2077. Bandai Namco also distributed those two games in Europe, though lawsuits were involved in the case of Witcher 3.

In the case of Witcher 3, the announcement for Warner Bros.' involvement in distribution was made roughly two years ahead of launch, and Bandai Namco's involvement was made one year ahead. While CDPR has always said Cyberpunk 2077 is a ways off, these deals are rarely made speculatively, so some degree of internal targeting is likely closer to concrete than we know.

Warner Bros. To Distribute Cyberpunk 2077 In The United States

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Warner Bros. To Distribute Cyberpunk 2077 In The United States

Warner Bros. and CD Projekt Red have announced that the former will be in charge of distributing the latter's newest game, Cyberpunk 2077. This means that Cyberpunk 2077 will use Warner Bros.' retail distribution network to release the game and get it into stores when it eventually releases.

The deal is pretty much the same as when CDPR worked with WB for The Witcher 2 and The Witcher 3, meaning that anywhere those games were sold is pretty likely for Cyberpunk 2077. Bandai Namco also distributed those two games in Europe, though lawsuits were involved in the case of Witcher 3.

In the case of Witcher 3, the announcement for Warner Bros.' involvement in distribution was made roughly two years ahead of launch, and Bandai Namco's involvement was made one year ahead. While CDPR has always said Cyberpunk 2077 is a ways off, these deals are rarely made speculatively, so some degree of internal targeting is likely closer to concrete than we know.

Vancouver Canucks Ban Video Games While On The Road

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Vancouver Canucks Ban Video Games While On The Road

It's not always easy to be on the road as a sports team and it usually helps to have something to take your mind off the travel. It seems that video games have become more than a small distraction for the Vancouver Canucks, however, and have been banned while the players are on the road.

As reported by The Province, Canucks' center and alternate captain Bo Horvat explains that video games are presenting a distraction from players interacting with each other, as they're just playing a lot of Fortnite instead.

“Yeah, that’s definitely a no-go on the road,” Horvat said. “No more Fortnite. No more bringing video games on the road. It’s strictly team meals, team dinners and hanging out with the guys. So we put an end to that.”

Vancouver Canucks Ban Video Games While On The Road

about X hours ago from
Vancouver Canucks Ban Video Games While On The Road

It's not always easy to be on the road as a sports team and it usually helps to have something to take your mind off the travel. It seems that video games have become more than a small distraction for the Vancouver Canucks, however, and have been banned while the players are on the road.

As reported by The Province, Canucks' center and alternate captain Bo Horvat explains that video games are presenting a distraction from players interacting with each other, as they're just playing a lot of Fortnite instead.

“Yeah, that’s definitely a no-go on the road,” Horvat said. “No more Fortnite. No more bringing video games on the road. It’s strictly team meals, team dinners and hanging out with the guys. So we put an end to that.”