Borderlands Studio Exec Leaves For "Dream Job"

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Ahead of the release of Borderlands 3 in September, Gearbox Publishing boss John Vignocchi is heading out. The games industry veteran announced on Twitter that he's left Gearbox for his "dream job" somewhere else.

"Leaving the company was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make and I wouldn't have done it if it wasn't for the love and support of everyone there," Vignocchi said on Twitter. "They understood and encouraged me to take this role as it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime gig."

Vignocchi said he had a great time working at Gearbox, where he served as executive producer for Gearbox Publishing for about a year. He specifically praised Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford and head of publishing Steve Gibson, saying they both know "how to bring out the passion and excellence of all the amazing [developers] that work there."

E3 2019: The Simpsons Producers And Writers Are Heading To The Show For A Panel

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The writers and producers of Fox's iconic animated TV show The Simpsons are coming to E3 2019. They will appear on a June 11 E3 Coliseum panel where they will discuss ... well, we don't know. Given E3 is a video game convention, people are naturally assuming there will be a discussion about video games and potentially some news.

But don't get too excited just yet. A sequel to The Simpsons Hit & Run would be fantastic news, but there is no word yet on if there will be any game announcements during the panel. We don't even know who from The Simpsons team will be there.

Whatever the case, you can catch The Simpsons panel at E3 on June 11. Presumably it will be streamed live like the rest of the E3 Coliseum panels including the one where Netflix may announce video game adaptations of its shows. The E3 Coliseum is organized by games media veteran Geoff Keighley in coordination with the ESA, which owns and operates E3.

John Wick 3 Exceeds John Wick 2's Lifetime Box Office After Just 2 Weeks

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The new John Wick movie, Chapter 3, is very popular. After another strong performance at the box office in its second weekend, Chapter 3 has now made $175.4 million worldwide.

What that means is John Wick 3 needed just two weeks to surpass the amount of money that John Wick 2 made during its entire theatrical run ($171.5 million). To put that number in context even further, the first John Wick made $88 million worldwide over its lifetime. The franchise is getting more popular with every release, which probably explains why John Wick 4 was announced so early. In addition, there is a John Wick film spin-off in the works, while a TV show called The Continental is also in development.

The John Wick series stars The Matrix actor Keanu Reeves as an assassin with a price on his head. He mows down everyone in his path. The series also features Laurence Fishburn, Lance Reddick, and Ian McShane, while Chapter 3 added Halle Barry and Anjelica Huston. The movie was directed by Chad Stahelski, who also made John Wick 1 and 2.

Nintendo Switch Exclusive Travis Strikes Again Is Coming To PS4 And PC

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Travis Strikes Again, the No More Heroes spinoff that launched in January as an exclusive for Nintendo Switch, is headed to new platforms. The game is coming to PlayStation 4 and PC, game director Suda51 announced at the Momocon 2019 event in Atlanta this weekend.

There is no word on when Travis Strikes Again will launch on PS4 and PC, what differences there may be compared to the Switch edition, or if it'll also release on Xbox One. Developer Grasshopper Manufacture says it will announce more details in due course.

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Harrison Ford On Next Indiana Jones Actor: "Nobody; When I'm Gone, He's Gone"

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Legendary actor Harrison Ford is set to play Indiana Jones yet again in fifth Indiana Jones movie scheduled for July 2021. But who will take over once Ford is ready to step away from the role?

No one, if Ford has his way. In an appearance on The Today Show, Ford was asked directly who he would like to see take over when he's done playing the archaeologist-adventurter.

He gave a wonderful response: "Nobody is going to be Indiana Jones, don't you get it? I'm Indiana Jones," Ford told host Craig Melvin with a laugh. "When I'm gone, he's gone. It's easy."

Aladdin Makes $200 Million After First Weekend; Endgame Still Trailing Avatar

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The latest North American weekend box office numbers are in, and Disney's newest live-action remake, Aladdin, won the weekend with $86.1 million. The figure is expected to grow to around $105 million when Monday's Memorial Day numbers come in.

Aladdin also opened in overseas markets this weekend, it made $121 million for the three-day period from international screens to push the movie's total global box office haul to $207.1 million after just one weekend.

Aladdin didn't get the strongest reviews from professional critics, but actual audiences loved it. The movie picked up a near-perfect A CinemaScore rating. CinemaScore is a poll of audiences who saw a movie, and it is not unusual for the average critic score to vary from what audiences thought of a film, and this also appears to be the case for Aladdin. A strong CinemaScore rating also suggests that Aladdin will continue to perform well in Week 2 and beyond because of positive word-of-mouth.

Kojima Releases Myserious New Death Stranding Teaser

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Hideo Kojima has posted a new teaser video for his mysterious upcoming project, Death Stranding. Released on Twitter, the video shows the outline of a hand and the words "Create the rope." Some eerie music plays in the background, while flashes of mysterious objects appear as well.

It's hard to make sense of, which is par for the course with Death Stranding. Check out the video for yourself in the embed below and let us know in the comments what you've spotted.

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New Death Stranding Teaser Released, More Info Coming Soon

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Hideo Kojima has posted a new teaser video for his mysterious upcoming project, Death Stranding. Released on Twitter, the video shows the outline of a hand and the words "Create the rope." Some eerie music plays in the background, while flashes of mysterious objects appear as well. A second tweet indicates more information will be provided on May 30.

The teaser is hard to make sense of, which is par for the course with Death Stranding. Check out the video for yourself in the embed below and let us know in the comments what you've spotted.

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Overwatch League Boss Leaves Blizzard To Join Epic Where He'll Work On Fortnite eSports

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The Overwatch League has lost its commissioner. Nate Nanzer, the OWL's first-ever commissioner who led the eSports organisation from the ground up, has left Blizzard.

He left Blizzard to join Epic Games where he will head up the developer's eSports and competitive gaming efforts for the massively popular battle royale game Fortnite. Needless to say, he is a huge get for Epic, as Nanzer was instrumental in the creation of the OWL.

In a Twitter thread, Nanzer said leaving Blizzard was the "toughest decision" of his entire life "because it means I won't get to work with the best staff, players, teams, owners, partners, and fans in eSports anymore." Nanzer said he is proud of what the OWL has achieved in its early days.

"Gaming Disorder" Is A Disease, World Health Organization Decides; Industry Responds

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The World Health Organization, the public health division of the United Nations, has officially added "gaming disorder" to its registry of officially recognized diseases. This happened over the weekend when the WHO officially adopted the 11th revision of its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11). All 194 members of the WHO voted unanimously to adopt the revision.

According to the WHO, "gaming disorder" is characterized by a "pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" online or offline. The official description goes on to say that gaming disorders can include the following: "1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences."

People who are deemed to have the "gaming disorder" run the risk of "significant impairment" to their personal, family, social, education, and occupational lives, according to the WHO. The description goes on to say that "gaming disorder" can be a continuous condition or it can be episodic in nature. For it to be suggested that a person has "gaming disorder," they would display these behaviour patterns for a year or longer.