Project Cars Developer Is Working On A Video Game Console Called Mad Box

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Project Cars Developer Is Working On A Video Game Console Called Mad Box

Slightly Mad Studios, the developer behind Project Cars 2 (pictured) and Need for Speed: Shift, seems to be getting into the hardware business. In a tweet, Slightly Mad Studios’ CEO Ian Bell announced the Mad Box video game console.

What is the Mad Box? It's the most powerful console ever built... It's literally 'Mad'... You want 4k, you want VR at 60FPS? You want a full engine for free to develop your games on it? You have it.

Variety spoke to Bell to learn further details, and it sounds like Slightly Mad's plans are fairly ambitious. According to the CEO, Slightly Mad wants to make a high-end console that will support most major VR headsets, run games at 120 FPS, and be as powerful as a "very fast PC 2 years from now." Bell also told Variety that Slightly Mad already has several interested investors, but didn't offer any further specs or business plans. If this all comes together, the Mad Box will release in about three years.

The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

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The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

A lot of Pokémon fans have warm, fuzzy memories related to walking into a theater to see their favorite Pocket Monsters on the big screen. The Pokémon Company is looking to tap into those warm fuzzies with its next film, which is actually a computer generated "reimagining" of the original Pokémon movie from 1999. 

Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back took the cast from the insanely-popular TV cartoon and detailed their first encounter with the psychically-charged Mewtwo. The CG reimagining Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is set to release in Japan on July 12, but we're still waiting for news on an English translation. 

The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

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The First Pokémon Movie Gets A CG Reimagining

A lot of Pokémon fans have warm, fuzzy memories related to walking into a theater to see their favorite pocket monsters on the big screen. The Pokémon Company is looking to tap into those warm fuzzies with its next film, which is actually a computer generated "reimagining" of the original Pokémon movie from 1999. 

Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back took the cast from the insanely-popular TV cartoon and detailed their first encounter with the psychically-charged Mewtwo. The GC reimagining Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution is set to release in Japan on July 12, but we're still waiting for news on an English translation. 

Indie Gem The Last Night Encounters Massive Developmental Delays

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Indie Gem The Last Night Encounters Massive Developmental Delays

We don't know much about the cyberpunk platformer The Last Night, but this spiritual successor to the 1992 game Flashback made a strong first impression during its E3 2017 trailer (above). The Last Night is about a second-class citizen who becomes disheartened by the seemingly pointless existence of his neighbors who's day-to-day lives are completely gamified.

Developer Odd Tales originally planed to release The Last Night in 2018, but the team has encountered massive business, legal, and funding issues.

Then... - We encountered massive business, legal & funding issues we can't talk about. - We had to cancel a new trailer of The Last Night at The Game Awards

Netflix Confirms Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining The Company

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Netflix Confirms Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining The Company

In an SEC filing yesterday, Activision Blizzard announced that it was terminating the contract of Spencer Neumann, chief financial officer "for cause unrelated to the Company’s financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures." The company has put him on paid leave and put the onus on Neumann to demonstrate why he should still be employed.

Though the reason for Neumman's departure was not immediately clear, Reuters is now reporting that Netflix is hiring Neumann to be the streaming giant's CFO. Before his time at Activision, Neumann served as the CFO of Disney Parks and Resorts division. Netflix confirmed the appointment on January 2nd.

In the meantime, chief corporate office Dennis Durkin is filling Neumann's role, and will take it over if Neumann leaves. Durkin was the company's CFO until May 2017 when he assumed his current position.

Bethesda Resolves To Improve Fallout 76

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Bethesda Resolves To Improve Fallout 76

Fallout 76's debut was a bit rocky. Not only did the game receive a number of subpar reviews (including ours), but some fans were so angered over its collector’s bags that one law firm solicited players for a class-action lawsuit.

Sadly, Fallout 76 still isn't a completely stable experience for many players. For example, nuke codes have been broken since the beginning of the New Year, so players haven't been able to launch nukes.

#Fallout76 Players: We’re aware of and actively investigating an issue with Nuke silo access. Thank you for your patience while we look into this issue.

Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining Netflix

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Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining Netflix

In an SEC filing yesterday, Activision Blizzard announced that it was terminating the contract of Spencer Neumann, chief financial officer "for cause unrelated to the Company’s financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures." The company has put him on paid leave and put the onus on Neumann to demonstrate why he should still be employed.

Though the reason for Neumman's departure was not immediately clear, Reuters is now reporting that Netflix is hiring Neumann to be the streaming giant's CFO. Before his time at Activision, Neumann served as the CFO of Disney Parks and Resorts division.

In the meantime, chief corporate office Dennis Durkin is filling Neumann's role, and will take it over if Neumann leaves. Durkin was the company's CFO until May 2017 when he assumed his current position.

Activision Blizzard Is Trying To Fire Its Chief Financial Officer

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Activision Blizzard Is Trying To Fire Its Chief Financial Officer

In an SEC filing today, Activision Blizzard announced that it was terminating the contract of Spencer Neumann, chief financial officer "for cause unrelated to the Company’s financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures." The company has put him on paid leave and put the onus on Neumann to demonstrate why he should still be employed.

In the meantime, chief corporate office Dennis Durkin is filling Neumann's role, and will take it over if Neumann leaves. Durkin was the company's CFO until May 2017 when he assumed his current position.

This shuffling comes on the heels of Activision Blizzard reporting a loss of seven million monthly active users (down to 345 million) from the previous quarter, and Destiny 2 not performing to the company's expectations, among other financial concerns.

Fortnite Fireworks For The New Year

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Fortnite Fireworks For The New Year

Those of us in North America are still waiting for it to be 2019, but that doesn't mean the calendar hasn't already turned for others around the world.

Fortnite players such as streamer Rocky in New Zealand have already experienced 2019 in Fortnite, and it's celebrated with nice fireworks display and a disco ball.

In other Fortnite news, the game recently released V7.10 Content Update #2 that features a boom box in battle royale, limited time modes, ice castle creative mode pre-fabs, challenges and weapons for Save the World, and more.