An Oregon music festival lives on as a surreal and charming MMO, this weekend only

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An Oregon music festival lives on as a surreal and charming MMO, this weekend only

Nearly every summer for more than 50 years, thousands of people have gathered in Veneta, Oregon, a little town 13 miles west of Eugene, to party. The Oregon Country Fair is an annual art and music festival with an eye to the region's history of counter-culture movements and environmental activism, staged as a non-profit, family friendly affair. But, as with most public events, the Oregon Country Fair was cancelled this year due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. 

Tim Sweeney says Sony's investment in Epic has nothing to do with his PlayStation 5 praise

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Tim Sweeney says Sony's investment in Epic has nothing to do with his PlayStation 5 praise

Epic Games announced yesterday that Sony has invested $250 million in the company (pending regulatory approval, of course), a move that it said would open the door to greater collaboration between the two companies in videogames and beyond. It also opened the door to some expressions of suspicion, on Reddit and elsewhere, that the deal was somehow connected to the Epic CEO's effusive praise of the PlayStation 5 when it was announced earlier this year.

These Witcher 3 mods make Yennefer and Triss look like their Netflix actors

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These Witcher 3 mods make Yennefer and Triss look like their Netflix actors

The Witcher season 2 is going back into production soon, but with delays from COVID-19 it feels like it's going to be a long wait for the show to return to Netflix. Modders, meanwhile, are putting the Netflix cast back to work before the show itself resumes. A new mod released this week, Netflix Triss Merigold, remodels The Witcher 3's Triss after actor Anna Shaffer. It's a surprisingly good likeness for a mod.