Macaulay Culkin And Angry Video Game Nerd Diss Home Alone Games Together

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Macaulay Culkin And Angry Video Game Nerd Diss Home Alone Games Together

In a recent video from YouTube personality Angry Video Game Nerd (James Rolfe), he's joined by an unexpected guest star just in time for Christmas. Macaulay Culkin and Rolfe team up to do what the comedy series does best: poke fun of awful games (and at Culkin, too, in this case).

Culkin and Rolfe go through the library of game adaptations of films Home Alone and Home Alone 2. Culkin first assumes the identity of pizza boy, referencing the first Home Alone, in a silly skit. He later "reveals" his true identity, and the two pull no punches when it comes to furiously but hilariously dissing each game.

The video runs nearly 20 minutes long but it's worth a watch for a quick laugh during the holiday season.

PSA: Grab Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free By Testing Project Stream

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PSA: Grab Assassin's Creed Odyssey For Free By Testing Project Stream

By helping to test Project Stream, Google's upcoming streaming service that lets you play games via the Chrome browser, you can get a free copy of Assassin's Creed Odyssey on PC.

As a tester for Project Stream, you can play Assassin's Creed Odyssey through your Google Chrome browser for as long as you want. If you play for an hour or more, Ubisoft will grant you a free copy of the game that will be linked to your Uplay account. If you already own the game on PC and it's linked to your Uplay account, however, you won't be eligible for this offer.

The Project Stream version of Odyssey comes with 1,000 Helix points. While your save data from Project Stream will transfer over to your Uplay version, the Helix points will not.

Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Responds To Leaks

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Kingdom Hearts III Director Tetsuya Nomura Responds To Leaks

After Kingdom Hearts III copies have reportedly been found in the wild, director Tetsuya Nomura is urging those who have played leaked versions of the game to keep spoilers to themselves.

With Kingdom Hearts III's release six weeks away, a leak this far in advance is rare. According to EuroGamer, there have been images, gameplay videos, and smaller details like the title screen that have appeared online.

"The whole team has been working together since yesterday night (Japan time) to investigate what we can do better in this situation, but first we would like to ask that you do not share these videos," reads Nomura's statement.

HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies At 35

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HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies At 35

Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of HQ Trivia, has passed away after what appears to be a drug overdose, reports TMZ.

Kroll's girlfriend called the police when she wasn't able to get a hold of him early this morning. The police accompanied her to his home, where they found him dead in his bedroom surrounded by drug paraphernalia such as cocaine and heroin.

Kroll founded HQ alongside Rus Yusupov last year, though it has been steadily losing its once large audience. Before that, Kroll had worked for Vine as well as Yahoo. 

HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies At 34

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HQ Trivia Co-Founder Colin Kroll Dies At 34

Colin Kroll, the co-founder and CEO of HQ Trivia, has passed away after what appears to be a drug overdose, reports TMZ.

Kroll's girlfriend called the police when she wasn't able to get a hold of him early this morning. The police accompanied her to his home, where they found him dead in his bedroom surrounded by drug paraphernalia such as cocaine and heroin.

Kroll founded HQ alongside Rus Yusupov last year, though it has been steadily losing its once large audience. Before that, Kroll had worked for Vine as well as Yahoo. 

Developers Share The Weird Tricks And Workarounds They Used To Make Games

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Developers Share The Weird Tricks And Workarounds They Used To Make Games

Yesterday morning Fullbright's Steve Gaynor asked game developers to share their "game dev crimes" - tricks, workarounds, or inefficient ways to create a game or fix stubborn technical issues.

The responses quickly game pouring in as other developers shared their own tricks. All of them offer a look at how some of our favorite games are made out of rickety little bits of code hamstrung together to make something truly special, while some of them are just funny.

Some of them can get a little technical, but many of them are fun even without a knowledge of Java, CSS, or Unity. Here are some of our favorites.

Pokémon Go's Holiday Event Brings New Pokémon, Free Incubators

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Pokémon Go's Holiday Event Brings New Pokémon, Free Incubators

Pokémon Go's annual holiday event is looking a little more crowded than usual this year, as it will bring not only the return of the festive Pikachus, Deliberd, and free incubators from spinning discs, but new critters as well.

Munchlax, the pre-evolved version of Snorlax, will be added when the event next week, starting on December 18. They will be joined in 7km eggs by more common appearances by Smoochum and Azurill. Also in the update is the addition of Snover and its evolution Abomasnow, as well as Chingling, Croagunk, and the introduction of legendary Pokémon Azelf, Mespirit, and Uxie.

Of course, there are also the usual perks of it being the holidays in Pokémon Go as well. From December 18-22, players will earn double candy from catching monsters; from December 22-26, they'll earn double stardust; after that until December 30, they'll earn double experience points. Finally, from December 30-January 2, all those incubators you might have will be more effective at hatching eggs. There will also be new clothes in the shop in the style of Delibird.

John Carpenter Wants To Compose The Score For A Video Game

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John Carpenter Wants To Compose The Score For A Video Game

John Carpenter, director of horror classics such as Halloween and The Thing would very much like to compose the score to a video game.

In a recent interview with music outlet Consequence of Sound, Carpenter was asked if his love of gaming had had any influence on his work. "I didn’t think of that, but I think there’s a part of me that’s dying to do a game score," Carpenter said. "But I don’t think anybody will hire me. No one thinks about me to do music for games, that’d be great!"

Carpenter is known not only for the directorial work he's done for movies, but for the iconic scores he's helped create for them as well. He recently returned to the Halloween franchise for the recent remake to compose its score.

DICE Increasing Battlefield V's Time-To-Kill To Help New Players, Creating New 'Core' Playlists

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DICE Increasing Battlefield V's Time-To-Kill To Help New Players, Creating New 'Core' Playlists

DICE will be increasing the health pools of all Battlefield V players in order to make the game more accommodating to new players, and will be adding new "core" playlists with the current health pools, the company announced yesterday.

The announcement was made on the Battlefield V community subreddit. The post began by apologizing to players about the lack of communication regarding the change, which had been a topic of discussion. "Changes to the game carrying this kind of weight needs clearer, earlier communication before getting rolled out," DICE said. "We will improve how we roll out updates in the future and respond more quickly when you have questions or concerns."

"The intent came from us observing that new players are having a very hard time with the game compared to our core players, and we wanted to see if we could improve this over the holidays so more players can have a great time," the post goes on to say. Lower "time-to-kill" numbers are caused by lower health pools, which can make the game feel faster and more active, but means there is less room for error when playing, making it harder for new players to get their bearings. These lower values, however, reward more precise play, which can make the game more satisfying once you learn the ins and outs.

Battlefield V's Increased Time-To-Kill Is To Help New Players, DICE Creating New 'Core' Playlists

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Battlefield V's Increased Time-To-Kill Is To Help New Players, DICE Creating New 'Core' Playlists

In a recent update to Battlefield V, DICE increased the health pools of all Battlefield V players in order to make the game more accommodating to new players by decrease the amount of time it took to kill a player. After dedicated fans reacted negatively to the change, the developer will be adding new "core" playlists with the current health pools, the company announced yesterday.

The announcement was made on the Battlefield V community subreddit. Shortly after the patch lowered the time-to-kill, many fans decried the change as the wrong move for the game. DICE's post began by apologizing to players about their lack of communication about the patch. "Changes to the game carrying this kind of weight needs clearer, earlier communication before getting rolled out," DICE said. "We will improve how we roll out updates in the future and respond more quickly when you have questions or concerns."