Jack Black Launches YouTube Gaming Channel With Look At Pinball Classics

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Jack Black Launches YouTube Gaming Channel With Look At Pinball Classics

A few days ago, movie star and musician Jack Black said that he planned to create a gaming channel on YouTube about the general culture of video games. No one was quite sure if he was being serious with this claim or trolling, but it turns out the answer is both.

The first episode, titled "A House with a Pin in it's [sic] Balls" covers, of course, pinball. Black heads to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and takes a look, like literally a look, at a lot of classic and not-so-classic pinball tables. He also sings All-Star in front of a Shrek pinball table, so there's that.

Check out the video below.

Jack Black Launches YouTube Gaming Channel With Look At Pinball Classics

about X hours ago from
Jack Black Launches YouTube Gaming Channel With Look At Pinball Classics

A few days ago, movie star and musician Jack Black said that he planned to create a gaming channel on YouTube about the general culture of video games. No one was quite sure if he was being serious with this claim or trolling, but it turns out the answer is both.

The first episode, titled "A House with a Pin in it's [sic] Balls" covers, of course, pinball. Black heads to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and takes a look, like literally a look, at a lot of classic and not-so-classic pinball tables. He also sings All-Star in front of a Shrek pinball table, so there's that.

Check out the video below.

Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations Released With Red Dead, God Of War, And Spider-Man Leading

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Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations Released With Red Dead, God Of War, And Spider-Man Leading

The 19th annual Game Developers Choice awards, the show held during the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, has announced their nominees for their upcoming awards show this year. Unlike the IGF Awards, which obviously focuses on indie games, the GDC Awards open up to games of all stripes and budgets. This year, the show is being hosted by Tim Schafer of Doublefine Games, who was last year's recipient of the lifetime achievement award.

You can check out full nominee list below: 

BEST AUDIO Celeste (Matt Makes Games) Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games) God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment) Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment) Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)

Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations Released With Red Dead, God Of War, And Spider-Man Leading

about X hours ago from
Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations Released With Red Dead, God Of War, And Spider-Man Leading

The 19th annual Game Developers Choice awards, the show held during the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, has announced their nominees for their upcoming awards show this year. Unlike the IGF Awards, which obviously focuses on indie games, the GDC Awards open up to games of all stripes and budgets. This year, the show is being hosted by Tim Schafer of Doublefine Games, who was last year's recipient of the lifetime achievement award.

You can check out full nominee list below: 

BEST AUDIO Celeste (Matt Makes Games) Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games) God of War (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment) Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment) Tetris Effect (Monstars and Resonair / Enhance)

Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

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Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

This has been an odd year for Diablo as a franchise, something developer Blizzard would surely agree with. Still, the release of Diablo III on Switch has made a lot of fans happy and those fans can participate in Diablo III's anniversary event with the return of the Darkening of Tristram. 

Both Diablo veterans and newcomers can take part once again. Darkening of Tristram is a time-limited event that started in 2017 and has been on all other versions of Diablo III. The anniversary event brings forward a dungeon to Diablo III and takes players through the first 16 levels of the original Diablo, recreating monsters and treasures from the 1996 original.

Of course, being in a loot-driven game, the Darkening of Tristram brings loot with it that can only be found during the event. Blizzard warns that you'll have to do a lot of poking around before you find what you're looking for, however.

Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

about X hours ago from
Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

This has been an odd year for Diablo as a franchise, something developer Blizzard would surely agree with. Still, the release of Diablo III on Switch has made a lot of fans happy and those fans can participate in Diablo III's anniversary event with the return of the Darkening of Tristram. 

Both Diablo veterans and newcomers can take part once again. Darkening of Tristram is a time-limited event that started in 2017 and has been on all other versions of Diablo III. The anniversary event brings forward a dungeon to Diablo III and takes players through the first 16 levels of the original Diablo, recreating monsters and treasures from the 1996 original.

Of course, being in a loot-driven game, the Darkening of Tristram brings loot with it that can only be found during the event. Blizzard warns that you'll have to do a lot of poking around before you find what you're looking for, however.

A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

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A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios surprised gamers yesterday with the announcement that it was working on the Mad Box console which it hopes to release in three years.

Today Bell tweeted out a few pictures of iterations of the system (there's a handle in the middle of the "M"), with intentionally blurred internals because Bell says discussions with partners are ongoing. Bell added that multiple Mad Box systems can talk to each other wirelessly, but he didn't elaborate on that.

Bell spoke to Variety and said the system has 4K visuals, should support most VR headsets, and be as powerful as a "very fast PC two years from now."

A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

about X hours ago from
A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios surprised gamers yesterday with the announcement that it was working on the Mad Box console which it hopes to release in three years.

Today Bell tweeted out a few pictures of iterations of the system (there's a handle in the middle of the "M"), with intentionally blurred internals because Bell says discussions with partners are ongoing. Bell added that multiple Mad Box systems can talk to each other wirelessly, but he didn't elaborate on that.

Bell spoke to Variety and said the system has 4K visuals, should support most VR headsets, and be as powerful as a "very fast PC two years from now."

Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw Back At The Company

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Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw Back At The Company

Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw, who worked on titles such as Portal, Half-Life 2, and Left For Dead, exited in 2017, but it looks like he's still been involved with the company.

Reddit user Trenchman saw Wolpaw's name in the credits for the recent card title Artifact, which the user claims was confirmed by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. Nevertheless, Polygon got in touch with Wolpaw who confirmed his work with Valve.

Wolpaw says he's "not currently a full-time employee," but is a contractor working with writers Jay Pinkerton, Steve Jaros, and Sean Vanaman "whenever they need it."