Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

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Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

A few years back, when IO Interactive was still working with Square Enix to publish the recent reboot of Hitman, the developer was big on surprise seasonal content. One of the most memorable missions put Agent 47 in a Christmas-themed mission in the first season's Paris level and involving both Santa Claus and some rascally but well-known thieves.

Starting today until January 8, owners of the Hitman Legacy Pack can revisit the Paris level from the first season to have another shot at the Holiday Hoarders mission. Harry “Smoky” Bagnato and Marv “Slick” Gonif are skulking through the Paris fashion show stealing presents, which is more than enough to end up on Agent 47's naughty list. The pair of thieves from Home Alone can now stop trying to murder a small child and pick on someone their own size.

Completing the mission nabs players the Secret Santa pack, which lets players use the Agent 47 Santa outfit anywhere within Hitman 2. Challenge yourself to assassinate some targets as Santa Claus for that extra boost of Christmas spirit.

Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

about X hours ago from
Hitman's Home Alone-Themed Mission Is Back For The Holidays

A few years back, when IO Interactive was still working with Square Enix to publish the recent reboot of Hitman, the developer was big on surprise seasonal content. One of the most memorable missions put Agent 47 in a Christmas-themed mission in the first season's Paris level and involving both Santa Claus and some rascally but well-known thieves.

Starting today until January 8, owners of the Hitman Legacy Pack can revisit the Paris level from the first season to have another shot at the Holiday Hoarders mission. Harry “Smoky” Bagnato and Marv “Slick” Gonif are skulking through the Paris fashion show stealing presents, which is more than enough to end up on Agent 47's naughty list. The pair of thieves from Home Alone can now stop trying to murder a small child and pick on someone their own size.

Completing the mission nabs players the Secret Santa pack, which lets players use the Agent 47 Santa outfit anywhere within Hitman 2. Challenge yourself to assassinate some targets as Santa Claus for that extra boost of Christmas spirit.

Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

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Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

Cam Clarke, a prolific voice actor behind many great gaming and animation roles, has been big into reviving Liquid Snake recently. Using his YouTube channel, Clarke has been known to wrap in Solid Snake voice David Hayter into the videos with both actors playing their roles from Metal Gear Solid. Now Clarke has dropped a Christmas-themed video, reading from The Night Before Metal Gear.

The two read a Metal Gear Solid-themed Night Before Christmas while bickering in-character about their roles. Check out the fictional brothers but real-life friends acting it out below.

The audio quality isn't the best because this is just a thing two friends are doing for Metal Gear fans in a home setting and not an official release from Konami, so you might have to focus a bit to hear. It's worth it to watch, though, especially if you want to hear the Master Miller impression as Liquid Snake, which to me is the actual Kazuhira Miller.

Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

about X hours ago from
Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

Cam Clarke, a prolific voice actor behind many great gaming and animation roles, has been big into reviving Liquid Snake recently. Using his YouTube channel, Clarke has been known to wrap in Solid Snake voice David Hayter into the videos with both actors playing their roles from Metal Gear Solid. Now Clarke has dropped a Christmas-themed video, reading from The Night Before Metal Gear.

The two read a Metal Gear Solid-themed Night Before Christmas while bickering in-character about their roles. Check out the fictional brothers but real-life friends acting it out below.

The audio quality isn't the best because this is just a thing two friends are doing for Metal Gear fans in a home setting and not an official release from Konami, so you might have to focus a bit to hear. It's worth it to watch, though, especially if you want to hear the Master Miller impression as Liquid Snake, which to me is the actual Kazuhira Miller.

Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

about X hours ago from
Voices Of Solid And Liquid Snake Read The Night Before Metal Gear

Cam Clarke, a prolific voice actor behind many great gaming and animation roles, has been big into reviving Liquid Snake recently. Using his YouTube channel, Clarke has been known to wrap in Solid Snake voice David Hayter into the videos with both actors playing their roles from Metal Gear Solid. Now Clarke has dropped a Christmas-themed video, reading from The Night Before Metal Gear.

The two read a Metal Gear Solid-themed Night Before Christmas while bickering in-character about their roles. Check out the fictional brothers but real-life friends acting it out below.

The audio quality isn't the best because this is just a thing two friends are doing for Metal Gear fans in a home setting and not an official release from Konami, so you might have to focus a bit to hear. It's worth it to watch, though, especially if you want to hear the Master Miller impression as Liquid Snake, which to me is the actual Kazuhira Miller.

Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro Files Lawsuit Against Epic Over Fortnite Dances

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Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro Files Lawsuit Against Epic Over Fortnite Dances

Update: Backpack Kid, the minor who allegedly originated the Floss dance that has become a core part of Fortnite's cultural identity, is also filing suit against Epic, according to TMZ. To be more accurate, his mother and his manager are filing suit over the use of his dance. The firm representing the sixteen year-old are also suing 2K Games for the same dance.

The original story from 5:20 p.m. CT on 12/17/2018 is as follows:

The question of whether dances are freely available to be reproduced without concern has been fairly open over the years, but Epic's Fortnite seems to have brought the discussion up to a more mainstream level. A number of artists and critics have chided Epic for stealing dances from people and cultures to profit from, but until 2 Milly recently filed an official complaint, no one had decided to test these waters. Now another popular dance is being put in the spotlight.

Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro Files Lawsuit Against Epic Over Fortnite Dances (Update: Backpack Kid Also Files Suit)

about X hours ago from
Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro Files Lawsuit Against Epic Over Fortnite Dances (Update: Backpack Kid Also Files Suit)

Update: Backpack Kid, the minor who allegedly originated the Floss dance that has become a core part of Fortnite's cultural identity, is also filing suit against Epic, according to TMZ. To be more accurate, his mother and his manager are filing suit over the use of his dance. The firm representing the sixteen year-old are also suing 2K Games for the same dance.

The original story from 5:20 p.m. CT on 12/17/2018 is as follows:

The question of whether dances are freely available to be reproduced without concern has been fairly open over the years, but Epic's Fortnite seems to have brought the discussion up to a more mainstream level. A number of artists and critics have chided Epic for stealing dances from people and cultures to profit from, but until 2 Milly recently filed an official complaint, no one had decided to test these waters. Now another popular dance is being put in the spotlight.

Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro Files Lawsuit Against Epic Over Fortnite Dances (Update: Backpack Kid Also Files Suit)

about X hours ago from
Fresh Prince's Alfonso Ribeiro Files Lawsuit Against Epic Over Fortnite Dances (Update: Backpack Kid Also Files Suit)

Update: Backpack Kid, the minor who allegedly originated the Floss dance that has become a core part of Fortnite's cultural identity, is also filing suit against Epic, according to TMZ. To be more accurate, his mother and his manager are filing suit over the use of his dance. The firm representing the sixteen year-old are also suing 2K Games for the same dance.

The original story from 5:20 p.m. CT on 12/17/2018 is as follows:

The question of whether dances are freely available to be reproduced without concern has been fairly open over the years, but Epic's Fortnite seems to have brought the discussion up to a more mainstream level. A number of artists and critics have chided Epic for stealing dances from people and cultures to profit from, but until 2 Milly recently filed an official complaint, no one had decided to test these waters. Now another popular dance is being put in the spotlight.

AIAS Inducts Halo's Bonnie Ross Into Hall Of Fame

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AIAS Inducts Halo's Bonnie Ross Into Hall Of Fame

Microsoft corporate vice president and head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross is set to become The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' 23rd Hall of Fame recipient.

Ross has been a part of the game industry since 1994, when she joined Microsoft's PC sports division to work on NBA Full Court Press. Since then, Ross has helped with the development of several titles, including Dungeon Siege, Gears of War, Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Psychonauts, and every Halo game since Halo 3: ODST.

Ross has also been instrumental in driving diversity in the industry. In 1997, she co-founded the Microsoft Women in Gaming community. You can watch Ross talk about her career and her role on Halo 5: Guardians in our video interview from 2015.

AIAS Inducts Halo's Bonnie Ross Into Hall Of Fame

about X hours ago from
AIAS Inducts Halo's Bonnie Ross Into Hall Of Fame

Microsoft corporate vice president and head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross is set to become The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' 23rd Hall of Fame recipient.

Ross has been a part of the game industry since 1994, when she joined Microsoft's PC sports division to work on NBA Full Court Press. Since then, Ross has helped with the development of several titles, including Dungeon Siege, Gears of War, Jade Empire, Mass Effect, Psychonauts, and every Halo game since Halo 3: ODST.

Ross has also been instrumental in driving diversity in the industry. In 1997, she co-founded the Microsoft Women in Gaming community. You can watch Ross talk about her career and her role on Halo 5: Guardians in our video interview from 2015.