Epic Games announced on Dec. 7 that Fortnite’s drive-in theater, Risky Reels, will premiere a scene from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker this weekend, on Dec. 14, at 2:00 PM EST, and director J.J. Abrams will also make an appearance, with doors opening at 1:30 PM. However, fans of the movie and game can put their V-Bucks to good use starting tonight. Read more to see the new Rey, Finn and Sith Trooper Fortnite skins.
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Microsoft is rumored to be releasing two next-generation Xbox Scarlett models in stores next winter, including a more affordable disc-less model, but Sony may have something up their sleeves as well in the form of a PS5 Pro. This console was first mentioned back in September when Japanese journalist Zenji Nishikawa stated that a Pro model would be revealed at the same time as the PS5. Read more for a video and additional information.
Forza Horizon 4 fans rejoice! The game is getting a new multiplayer “Elminator” mode tomorrow in the Series 17 update that is inspired by the battle royale genre. This free update supports up to 72-players duking it out in a closing play area, with the left the last one driving declared winner. The arena is located in Britain and eliminating other players in head-to-head races allows you to earn upgrades as well as faster cars. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Microsoft xCloud is the working title of the company’s upcoming Xbox cloud gaming streaming service, which runs on Microsoft’s 54 Azure cloud computing centers, hosted in 140 countries. It’s designed to work with smartphones, either with touchscreen controls or with an Xbox controller attachment over Bluetooth. This is what an actual smartphone accessory could look like when the service is introduced. Read more for additional pictures.
Developer PlayWay is not trolling the internet, but actually releasing a video game called “I Am Jesus Christ,” which is supposed to be a realistic simulator inspired by stories from the New Testament, from his baptizing in the Jordan River to resurrection after being nailed to the cross. Yes, they even released a trailer where we see Jesus healing a blind woman (Matthew 21:14), producing fish out of thin air for a hungry fisherman (John 6:35), and walking on water to save a ship caught in a storm (Mark 4:41). Read more for the video and additional information.
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Unlike its predecessor, the PS5’s new controller will allegedly have adaptive triggers that can change resistance as necessary, like when pulling an arrow back in a game. Plus, it’s rumored to have strong haptic feedback through voice coil actuators, which together with an improved built-in speaker, is intended to give better in-game feedback. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Developed by Nick Walton, AI Dungeon 2 is based on an open-source text-generating algorithm created by OpenAI. The AI was trained by feeding it choose-your-own-adventure stories from the Choose Your Story website. Think of AI Dungeon 2 as a Zork-inspired text adventure game (TAG), but rather than limiting players to only going in specific directions, it responds to pretty much anything the player types. Read more for two videos and a link to the game.
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With the PlayStation 5 release around 1-year away, it’s no surprise that more leaks are happening, and this multi-functional game controller could be one of them. Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a patent for an ‘Information output system and method’ with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) on July 24, 2019 and it was just published on November 28, 2019. Read more for the patent sketches and additional information.
Set for release on July 3, 2020, Free Guy is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy set in the open world video game Free City, a combination of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite. In this film, Guy (Ryan Reynolds) is a non-player character (NPC), working as a bank teller. It also stars Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi. Read more for the first trailer and additional information.
Overwatch: The Official Cookbook is great for the holidays, either as a gift or to make your own treats, and it’s being offered for just $18.29, this weekend only, originally $35. Not just a picture book, this cookbook comes packed with a host of authentic recipes inspired by the game’s diverse heroes hailing from all corners of the universe. Product page. Read more for someone showing how to make two recipes from the book and additional information.