Nicolas Cage Stars In Oculus VR Humanity Bureau Video Series

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Nicolas Cage Stars In Oculus VR Humanity Bureau Video Series

In a move that's surprising as it is unnecessary, Nicolas Cage is starring in a seven-episode VR video series set in the world of the upcoming The Humanity Bureau.

For those not in the know, The Humanity Bureau is a film in which people who can't pull their weight in society are exiled to a place called New Eden, and it also stars Cage and Sarah Lind. To hype up the movie, developer and publisher One Touch Distribution has released a video series, available on Oculus VR, which according to the description on the Oculus Store, "is a custom themed multi format movie experience app."

The app includes "The Humanity Bureau VR cinematic experience in 7 episodes, bonus material from behind the scenes and making of, the feature film movie trailers, Standard 2D, Barco Escape formats." And on Earth Day (April 22), users will receive the upcoming movie (which releases April 6).  The three-screen Barco Escape version, specifically, promises to "revolutionize the future of cinema," which we doubt.

Tony Hawk Confirms He Has Parted Ways With Activision

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Tony Hawk Confirms He Has Parted Ways With Activision

Not that it wasn't already fairly obvious as a consequence of the last few years of Tony Hawk games, but Activision and the professional skater no longer have anything to do with each other on a personal level, Hawk confirmed on Twitter.

Hawk made the comment after numerous messages to him from fans asking for remasters of Tony Hawk to complaining at him about the quality of the games. The professional skater, and professional brand name, replied that he's no longer in a position to do anything about the games anymore.

"To anyone asking me to 'remaster" old games, or complaining about THPS servers being down: Activision owns the THPS license but I am no longer working with them," Hawk wrote on Twitter. "If I had the skills / authority to reboot servers or code games for newer systems on my own, I would be happy to..."

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli Stepping Down, Replaced By Fellow Co-Founders

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Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli Stepping Down, Replaced By Fellow Co-Founders

Cevat Yerli, co-founder of Crysis, FarCry, and The Hunt: Showdown developer Crytek, has stepped down as CEO of the company, staying on as a "Strategic Shareholder" at the company.

His two co-founding brothers, Avni and Faruk Yerli, will replace him as joint-CEOs. The company did not announce any additional changes to its company structure, and maintained that none of its current projects would be impacted by the change.

“With the company in a strong position, now is the ideal time to recognize the existing leadership’s excellent achievements over these past two years and formally transition executive leadership to Avni and Faruk," Yerli said. "I have every confidence that the company will continue to shine under the guidance of Avni, Faruk, and the rest of the leadership team.”

RBI Baseball 18 Debut Trailer Shows Nothing

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RBI Baseball 18 Debut Trailer Shows Nothing

A quick scan of Xbox One's digital store revealed a product listing for RBI Baseball 18, scheduled to release on March 19. After giving the last installment in this annualized series a 2 out of 10 review rating, I was curious to see what the developers at MLB had in store for this year's game – hopefully huge changes. The summary listed fits that bill, and enthusiastically states "it's a whole new ballgame!" The additions are significant for this series; the biggest being the inclusion of a franchise mode that allows players to make trades, pick up free agents, and call up rookies. RBI Baseball 18 also delivers the series first home run derby, and completely redesigned player models, stadiums, and UI.

It really does sound like a whole new ballgame. Now let's see how it looks in action...

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Final Fantasy Meets The Sims On PC With Sims 4 Pack

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Final Fantasy Meets The Sims On PC With Sims 4 Pack

Final Fantasy XV is coming to PC on March 6, and the bonuses keep rolling in. Those who pick up the PC edition before May 1 will be treated to a Sims 4 pack, which includes two very unique superhero outfits, the Llama Suit and Plumbob. You can see them in action in the trailer below.

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This pack comes in addition to the Half-Life pack, which allows you to dress Noctis up as Gordon Freeman and fight enemies with a crowbar.

Father Of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi Streaming Final Fantasy VI

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Father Of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi Streaming Final Fantasy VI

Hironobu Sakaguchi, commonly known as the father of the Final Fantasy series, will be doing a four-part stream of Final Fantasy VI on March 1.

In conjunction with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Sakaguchi will be streaming the game on Youtube and Japanese video site NicoNico. The first episode will have a guest appearance by Kazuko Shibuya, the pixel artist on Final Fantasy VI, to join Sakaguchi in his quest to topple the Empire and save the world from ruin.

Sakaguchi directed the Final Fantasy series up through Final Fantasy V, then becoming the producer for the series as a whole until Final Fantasy IX. After that, Sakaguchi took on a more broad role in Square, overseeing games like Parasite Eve, Vagrant Story, and Kingdom Hearts. After he spearheaded and directed Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, which was a box-office bomb, Sakaguchi resigned from Square and founded Mistwalker, the studio behind games like Lost Odyssey and Terra Battle.

Sony Will Stop Offering PS3, Vita Games In PS Plus Lineups Next Year

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Sony Will Stop Offering PS3, Vita Games In PS Plus Lineups Next Year

Sony has announced PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games will no longer be part of its monthly roster of free PlayStation Plus titles.

But don't fret. Any PS3 and Vita freebies previously downloaded from PS Plus can be re-downloaded any time after the update, which goes live March 8, 2019. Sony simply will no longer include new games from those platforms in future lineups. Members can also still use game saves among other PS Plus perks on PS3 and Vita following the update.

Sony says this update stems from "the increasingly vast number of PS4s in homes around the world." PS Plus each month typically releases two games each from PS4, PS3, and Vita, each platform of which sometimes has cross buy. Sony in a statement to Polygon says the PS3 and Vita games won't be replaced by more PS4 titles. PS Plus will instead only release the usual two free PS4 games.

Overwatch Reveals Its Latest Support Hero, Brigitte

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Overwatch Reveals Its Latest Support Hero, Brigitte

After making a few teases about its next hero, Overwatch has finally unveiled Brigitte Lindholm, who is now playable in the PC Public Test Realm of the game.

You might recognize the surname Lindholm, as she is the daughter of Torbjörn. In combat, Brigitte's main weapon is a close-range rocket flail. Her Whip Shot ability has a much longer range by swinging the flail forward, knocking back enemies. Like Reinhardt and Orisa, Brigitte can deploy a barrier, but can use the Shield Bash ability to run past it and stun the first enemy she hits.

She can also lay down repair packs to heal her allies. Allies with full health gain additional armor. Her ultimate ability, Rally, creates a "substantial" amount of armor for her allies, and lets her move much more quickly.

March's PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Bloodborne, Ratchet And Clank

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March's PlayStation Plus Lineup Includes Bloodborne, Ratchet And Clank

March starts tomorrow, and with it comes a new lineup of games available for PlayStation Plus subscribers. This month's lineup is headlined by Bloodborne, a dark and dreary action RPG that's one of PlayStation's best exclusives, and Ratchet & Clank, which is much better than the film and helps breathe new life into the iconic PlayStation characters.

Here's the rest of March's PlayStation Plus offerings:

Fans of Dungeon Defenders II will also be able to receive an exclusive PlayStation Plus pack starting on March 13 through April 10, which will include four Shadow Costumes, one million in gold, five Campaign Shard Packs, five Defender Packs, and a Ninja Gato Pet. Every other game that's listed on March's PlayStation Plus lineup will be available next week.

New Gameplay Today – Kirby Star Allies

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New Gameplay Today – Kirby Star Allies

Kirby's Switch debut is only a few weeks away, so we decided to take an extended, detailed look at the game. To do that, however, it was requested that we keep our looks to three minutes each, with the option to showcase up to 15 minutes for footage from the game prior to its release on March 16. So we decided to do exactly that.

Join Jeff Cork, Leo Vader, a special guest I refuse to spoil here, and me for a look at Kirby Star Allies across five bite-sized episodes.

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