CES 2019: Disney And Audi Teamed Up To Unveil VR Experiences You Play While Riding In A Car

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During CES 2019, Disney and Audi unveiled Holoride, a software company that creates VR experiences that you play from the back seat of a moving car. One such experience tested at the event by CNET was Marvel's Avengers: Rocket's Rescue Run, which has you fly through an asteroid field with Rocket and Iron Man as you shoot down enemy drones and approaching asteroids. Disappointingly, it seems like the experience was created solely for CES, and will never be commercially available.

According to CNET, Holoride aims to provide a VR experience that's "intended to match, visually, what the passengers feel as they ride: If the car turns, accelerates or brakes, the VR environment will do the same thing. And the experience--whether it's a game or a movie or something else--will be automatically tailored to the length and movements of your drive route." Not every ride has to be a game, for example. A virtual reality overlay can be applied to the world, painting ordinary landscapes and landmarks into something new. One of the given examples was transforming a normal drive into a journey through a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs.

CES 2019: There's A New Marvel's Avengers VR Game You Play While Riding In A Car

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During CES 2019, Disney and Audi unveiled Holoride, a software product used to create VR games that you play from the back seat of a moving car. One of the games tested at the event by CNET was Marvel's Avengers: Rocket's Rescue Run, which has you fly through an asteroid field with Rocket and Iron Man as you shoot down enemy drones and approaching asteroids.

According to CNET, Holoride is a VR experience that's "intended to match, visually, what the passengers feel as they ride: If the car turns, accelerates or brakes, the VR environment will do the same thing. And the experience--whether it's a game or a movie or something else--will be automatically tailored to the length and movements of your drive route." Not every ride has to be a game, for example. A virtual reality overlay can be applied to the world, painting ordinary landscapes and landmarks into something new. One of the given examples was transforming a normal drive into a journey through a prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs.

"The idea is to give people something interesting to do when they're riding as a passenger in a car," says Audi head of digital business Nils Wollny. "There are a lot of passengers traveling in the back seat who have nothing to do," he continued, "In most cases, transit time feels like wasted time."

Give The Mad Box Game Console A Slogan And You'll Get Free Games For Life

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In keeping with its trend of asking potential customers to weigh in on the creation of its Mad Box game console, Slightly Mad Studios is apparently looking to crowdsource a marketing slogan for the machine. Studio head Ian Bell asked potential customers for their best take on a catchy phrase to sell the box, offering money and free games for the winning entry.

I want to be clear about this. The best slogan for the 'Mad Box' gets 10K and free games for life. This isn't a joke. Hit me.

Bell made the tweet Saturday, and later added some rules to the impromptu contest, asking everyone to contribute their one best idea, instead of covering his Twitter feed in a pile of random suggestions. According to Bell, by Sunday he'd received some "epic suggestions," and the studio's social media team was "furiously combing and collating" all of them. Bell didn't say the studio would definitely use a crowdsourced suggestion for the Mad Box slogan, but he said he thought the studio probably would, since so many good ones were coming in.

Pokemon Go January 2019 Community Day: Start Time, Featured Pokemon, Bonuses, And More

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Pokemon Go January 2019 Community Day: Start Time, Featured Pokemon, Bonuses, And More

The first Pokemon Go Community Day of the new year is just around the corner. The latest real-world event for Niantic's popular mobile game is set to take place around the globe this Saturday, January 12, and like always, it'll give players an opportunity to capture rare Pokemon and earn some generous in-game bonuses.

While each Community Day typically runs for only three hours, the specifics of these events vary by month. To help you get ready, we've rounded up all of the most important details about January 2019's Community Day below, from the time it starts in each region to what bonuses you'll be able to earn this month.

With the exception of December's event, Niantic designates one featured Pokemon for each Community Day, meaning that particular monster will appear much more frequently in the wild than it normally does for the duration of the event. The featured Pokemon for January's Community Day is Totodile, the final starter from the series' second-generation titles, Pokemon Gold and Silver.

Popular Comedy Anime Konosuba Is Getting An English Dub, Coming To Crunchyroll This Month

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Crunchyroll has announced more dubs for several of the series on its streaming service. Most notable is Konosuba: God's Blessing on this Wonderful World Season 1, which is getting a new English dub, as well as dubs in Spanish and Portuguese.

Along with Konosuba, new dubs are also coming for In Another World with My Smartphone, Interviews with Monster Girls, Joker Game, Orange, Recovery of an MMO Junkie, and The Ancient Magus Bride. Most of these shows are being dubbed in Spanish, French, German, or Portuguese. Konosuba is the only one getting an English dub. All of the new dubs will be available on Crunchyroll starting January 15.

Crunchyroll has also announced the next slate of new anime to join its Winter 2019 season. Both Rinshi!! Ekodachan and Rainy Cocoa SideG begin airing on January 8. The former is about a temp worker who lives in the countryside and "doesn't care much about guys" but does all she can to support the women in her community. The latter is a slice of life story about a woman who manages a cafe after being recruited to pay back a vase she broke. Another anime debuts on January 9, titled My Roommate is a Cat, which follows the adorable every day lives of a man and his cat.

New On Netflix This Week: TV Shows, Movies, And Originals

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With the new week comes a bunch of new originals, TV shows, and movies to watch on Netflix. From a blockbuster film to a new original animated Godzilla movie, there's plenty to love from Netflix's latest offerings.

The biggest new addition is Solo: A Star Wars Story, the latest film in the Lucasfilm franchise. While the Han Solo origin story may not have been the box office success those involved were hoping for, GameSpot reviewer Michael Rougeau enjoyed Solo, even with its flaws.

Other new streaming options include the Netflix original film Godzilla: The Planet Eater, which first debuted in Japan in November, as well as a new season of Friends From College. Rounding out the week are original films Sex Education and The Last Laugh.

Mad Box: Slightly Mad Studios Shares More New Game Console Designs

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Mad Box: Slightly Mad Studios Shares More New Game Console Designs

It's still early in the creation process of the Mad Box, developer Slightly Mad Studios' recently announced new game console. It's so early, in fact, that there's not even a definitive design for the Mad Box. Studio head Ian Bell is sharing possible designs for the console on Twitter and asking people for feedback about them.

Bell tossed a few concept photos for the possible Mad Box out on the internet, which all are drastically different. One looks like a PC tower with some plastic and neon accoutrements, while another resembles a Portal 2 Companion Cube, and a third could reasonably be mistaken for something like a Blu-Ray player.

For all three, Bell tweeted things like, "Would love to hear your feedback," and his attitude online makes it clear the studio is looking for input from potential customers on several aspects of the project.

Mad Box Game Console: Slightly Mad Studios Shares More Possible Designs

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Mad Box Game Console: Slightly Mad Studios Shares More Possible Designs

It's still early in the creation process of the Mad Box, developer Slightly Mad Studios' recently announced new game console. It's so early, in fact, that there's not even a definitive design for the Mad Box. Studio head Ian Bell is sharing possible designs for the console on Twitter and asking people for feedback about them.

Bell tossed a few concept photos for the possible Mad Box out on the internet, which all are drastically different. One looks like a PC tower with some plastic and neon accoutrements, while another resembles a Portal 2 Companion Cube, and a third could reasonably be mistaken for something like a Blu-Ray player.

For all three, Bell tweeted things like, "Would love to hear your feedback," and his attitude online makes it clear the studio is looking for input from potential customers on several aspects of the project.

Doom Composer Wants Recruits For "Heavy Metal Choir," But Won't Say Why

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Doom composer Mick Gordon has posted a video asking for people to join a "heavy metal choir" that will create music for an upcoming game. Gordon did not reveal what that game might be, but considering Bethesda confirmed that the composer is creating a new soundtrack for Doom Eternal and heavy metal fits the franchise's aesthetic, this choir might just be for the upcoming first-person shooter.

In the video, Gordon reveals that he isn't announcing a competition, and that this in an "open invitation." If you wish to participate, you must be at least 18 years old, fund your own trip to Austin, Texas where the recording session will be held, and submit a demo of your "killer metal" voice by February 1. The recording session will take place during the first week of March, and be both a paid gig and credited role in the upcoming game.

Doom Eternal will be an even more immersive and gruesome descent into hell in comparison to its 2016 predecessor. You'll be able to fight even faster and harder with new mobility systems--such as a grappling hook and free running--and weapons. A new multiplayer feature is being added as well, where other players will be able to invade your game as powerful demons.