Impressive Leaked Footage Shows Harry Potter Game Is Probably In The Works

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Impressive Leaked Footage Shows Harry Potter Game Is Probably In The Works

This morning, YouTuber RastaPasta put up a minute-long video of what appears to be a leaked Harry Potter game. The footage includes character creation, troll-fighting, and transfiguration. The models, effects, and environments are impressively polished, so it's likely this project is legitimate and not some talented trolling. The character creation is the most notable feature, implying that whatever this game is, you're likely not playing as Harry Potter.

You can watch the footage for yourself here:

RastaPasta included a description in the channel about the game's features. Take it with a grain of salt but here it is if you want some idea of what this game might be:

Seattle P.D. Provides Opt-In Registry To Help Stop SWATting Tragedies

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Seattle P.D. Provides Opt-In Registry To Help Stop SWATting Tragedies

SWATting, in my experience, is difficult to explain to people who do not already understand the concept. Calling the police SWAT Team on someone on the internet because you don't like them, they won a match you wanted to win, or because you think it's funny is entirely alien to a lot of people, and thus it never really gets as much attention as people think. That changed late last year when a SWATting incident lead to an entirely uninvolved man's death, leading police departments and legislators to start taking it more seriously. Now, the Seattle Police Department is taking a notable step.

Seattle P.D. has established an opt-in registry for residents of the city and outer-areas to make it harder to raise alarm bells about specific addresses. The idea is that someone who believes they would be at risk for SWATing can enter their address or the address of their studio, key in a text field to state "SWATTING CONCERNS," and wait for review and approval.

SWATting, for those unaware, is when a call is made to emergency services falsely stating than an urgent situation, such as a hostage situation, is occurring at an address. Usually it happens when a streamer is broadcasting, so the caller can watch the SWAT team arrive on camera, but has also been known to occur as an act of petty revenge for assumed transgressions.

Seattle P.D. Provides Opt-In Registry To Help Stop SWATting Tragedies

about X hours ago from
Seattle P.D. Provides Opt-In Registry To Help Stop SWATting Tragedies

SWATting, in my experience, is difficult to explain to people who do not already understand the concept. Calling the police SWAT Team on someone on the internet because you don't like them, they won a match you wanted to win, or because you think it's funny is entirely alien to a lot of people, and thus it never really gets as much attention as people think. That changed late last year when a SWATting incident lead to an entirely uninvolved man's death, leading police departments and legislators to start taking it more seriously. Now, the Seattle Police Department is taking a notable step.

Seattle P.D. has established an opt-in registry for residents of the city and outer-areas to make it harder to raise alarm bells about specific addresses. The idea is that someone who believes they would be at risk for SWATing can enter their address or the address of their studio, key in a text field to state "SWATTING CONCERNS," and wait for review and approval.

SWATting, for those unaware, is when a call is made to emergency services falsely stating than an urgent situation, such as a hostage situation, is occurring at an address. Usually it happens when a streamer is broadcasting, so the caller can watch the SWAT team arrive on camera, but has also been known to occur as an act of petty revenge for assumed transgressions.

New Fortnite Event Gives You Saturday Night Fever

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New Fortnite Event Gives You Saturday Night Fever

Dancing has become a big part of Fortnite's cultural umbrella, with dances popularized by the game being seen on both worldwide stages and in local dance classes. Epic, who is definitely not afraid to get silly with the their mega-popular game, is leaning into the reputation with a time-limited dance mode.

The new mode, titled Disco Domination, marries the idea of King of the Hill with, well, dancing. Players take over disco stages by dancing their hearts out on stage. There's no details yet outside of Epic's in-game tease for the mode, but questions will likely be answered by the next content pack of season 6, which is scheduled to go live tomorrow.

Season 6 itself launched last week and you can read all about the details of it here. Over the weekend, Adam Driver performed in a Fortnite skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live, as well.

New Fortnite Event Gives You Saturday Night Fever

about X hours ago from
New Fortnite Event Gives You Saturday Night Fever

Dancing has become a big part of Fortnite's cultural umbrella, with dances popularized by the game being seen on both worldwide stages and in local dance classes. Epic, who is definitely not afraid to get silly with the their mega-popular game, is leaning into the reputation with a time-limited dance mode.

The new mode, titled Disco Domination, marries the idea of King of the Hill with, well, dancing. Players take over disco stages by dancing their hearts out on stage. There's no details yet outside of Epic's in-game tease for the mode, but questions will likely be answered by the next content pack of season 6, which is scheduled to go live tomorrow.

Season 6 itself launched last week and you can read all about the details of it here. Over the weekend, Adam Driver performed in a Fortnite skit on NBC's Saturday Night Live, as well.

Trails Of Cold Steel And Its Sequel Come To PlayStation 4 In The West

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Trails Of Cold Steel And Its Sequel Come To PlayStation 4 In The West

Localization company and Marvelous publishing arm XSEED Games have announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I and II are coming to the PlayStation 4 in the west early next year.

Released in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki Kai and Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki II Kai, the critically-loved RPGs saw release on the PlayStation 3 and Vita in years prior and eventually on the PC. The PlayStation 4 version features dual-language settings and fully voiced lines not in any previous console version, while the Japanese language settings will get patched into the PC edition.

Both Trails of Cold Steel I and II will be available separately or part of a deluxe edition together. The third game also on PlayStation 4 has not yet been announced for western release.

Trails Of Cold Steel And Its Sequel Come To PlayStation 4 In The West

about X hours ago from
Trails Of Cold Steel And Its Sequel Come To PlayStation 4 In The West

Localization company and Marvelous publishing arm XSEED Games have announced that The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I and II are coming to the PlayStation 4 in the west early next year.

Released in Japan as Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki Kai and Eiyuu Densetsu: Sen no Kiseki II Kai, the critically-loved RPGs saw release on the PlayStation 3 and Vita in years prior and eventually on the PC. The PlayStation 4 version features dual-language settings and fully voiced lines not in any previous console version, while the Japanese language settings will get patched into the PC edition.

Both Trails of Cold Steel I and II will be available separately or part of a deluxe edition together. The third game also on PlayStation 4 has not yet been announced for western release.

Tom Hardy's "Favorite 40 Minutes" From Venom Were Cut From The Movie

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Venom oozes its way into theaters later this week, which means lead actor Tom Hardy is making the interview circuit for the movie. In one, however, the actor was asked his favorite part of the movie, and mentioned that his favorite parts were 40 minutes that were cut from the final edit.

In a video interview with ComicsExplained, Hardy was specifically asked about his favorite scene. 

"Things that aren’t in this movie,” he answered. “There are,like 30 to 40 minutes’ worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie, all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes, you know what I mean? They just never made it in.”

Tom Hardy's "Favorite 40 Minutes" From Venom Were Cut From The Movie

about X hours ago from
Tom Hardy's

Venom oozes its way into theaters later this week, which means lead actor Tom Hardy is making the interview circuit for the movie. In one, however, the actor was asked his favorite part of the movie, and mentioned that his favorite parts were 40 minutes that were cut from the final edit.

In a video interview with ComicsExplained, Hardy was specifically asked about his favorite scene. 

"Things that aren’t in this movie,” he answered. “There are,like 30 to 40 minutes’ worth of scenes that aren’t in this movie, all of them. Mad puppeteering scenes, dark comedy scenes, you know what I mean? They just never made it in.”

Google Shows Off New Streaming Tech Using Assassin's Creed Odyssey

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Google Shows Off New Streaming Tech Using Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Earlier today, Google upload a video of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, the latest game in the Assassin's Creed series, running on what the tech giant calls Project Stream. The video outputs at 1080p and 60 frames per second and the technology is still very nascent, but seems impressive for what they're showing off. Check it out below.

While Google dropped the video onto their channel today fairly context-free, it fits in with a number of reports about Google's future gaming plans. In February, reports came in that Google was working on something called Project Yeti, a streaming service that would run modern, major console games with comparatively little quality loss. The idea would be to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey in a browser window as easily as you could play it on an Xbox One.

As for why Assassin's Creed Odyssey, it might have to do with the deal Ubisoft and Google struck for the latter to provide dedicated servers to the former, codenamed the Greek term Agones. It is likely no accident that this video released the same morning that Assassin's Creed Odyssey reviews became available, of which you can find ours right here.