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Virtual Desktop Update Makes Wireless Streaming On Oculus Quest A Lot Easier

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:38

If you recently picked up an Oculus Quest 2, you might have wondered how you can continue playing more graphically-demanding PC games wirelessly on the headset. Today, it got a lot easier, as Virtual Desktop's wireless streaming was reactivated on the Oculus Store.

Since the early days of the original Quest, Virtual Desktop has been the go-to app for streaming PC VR titles over Wi-Fi to the headset, letting you play even more games without the fuss of any wires. It was originally just another app available on the Oculus Store before the company blocked the app's ability to stream from a PC natively.

Since then, you've had to resort to a more complicated sideloading process to get it working, but today Oculus has relented. Virtual Desktop's latest version reactivates the native connection to you PC, meaning you simply need to purchase the app for $20 to play games like Half-Life: Alyx (GameSpot's Game of the Year in 2020), Boneworks, and more without a tether.

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Who Is Danhausen And Why Is He Your New Favorite Wrestler?

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:36

Ring of Honor's macabre and hilarious Danhausen had been flourishing on the independent scene for a few years before signing with the promotion late last year. With the pandemic altering how live-entertainment is presented, and with Ring of Honor doing televised shows with no audience, you might not know how Danhausen even is.

That might change very soon.

With a Twitter following of over 25,000 and a YouTube channel on the rise, Danhausen could be your new favorite wrestler. But who is Danhausen? The man behind the makeup, Donovan Danhausen spoke to Gamespot about his character and how the evolution began from generic guy in tights to someone who he was able to channel more of his own personality into.

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Destiny 2's Witch Queen Expansion Delayed To 2022; Vault Of Glass Coming Next Season

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:29

Bungie has adjusted the timing on the next big expansion for Destiny 2, pushing it back from its previous November release date into next year. The Witch Queen, the next big addition to Destiny 2 after Beyond Light, will now drop sometime in "the early half of 2022."

The change was outlined in a huge post on Bungie's blog, which goes into a lot of detail outlining the future of Destiny 2. Bungie said it had been thinking about pushing back the release of The Witch Queen for a while "primarily for the health of the team," and that elements of the expansion helped to push the decision for the delay.

"Beyond Light built the foundation and allowed us to weave the world-building of Destiny and Destiny 2 together, but The Witch Queen will light the fire on a strongly interconnected narrative across Lightfall and beyond, unlike anything we’ve ever attempted before, with characters, arcs, heroes and villains that persist over multiple future releases," Bungie wrote. "With so much leading to and dependent on what happens in The Witch Queen, we wanted to make sure that we gave ourselves enough time to build out this journey in the right way, starting with an exceptional first chapter in The Witch Queen."

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George R.R. Martin Pitched 5 Shows To HBO In 2020 And They Said Yes To Roadmarks

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:17

George R.R. Martin is working on a new sci-fi TV show based on his friend Roger Zelazny's Roadmarks novel, and now he's shared some additional insight on the project. For starters, it was one of five shows that he pitched to HBO in 2020--the other four never progressed.

Writing on his not a blog, Martin said he didn't want to announce Roadmarks so soon, because "development is a long and uncertain process" and the majority of shows that are pitched never make it to air. However, Martin said he wanted to start talking about Roadmarks because "you cannot win the lottery unless you buy a ticket, so we all keep playing."

Martin has a special affinity for Zelazny's work, as he adapted Zelazny's The Last Defende of Camelot for The Twilight Zone in 1985. "It was the first script of mine ever to be filmed," he said. "Roger was a friend, a mentor, and one of the greatest science fiction writers who ever lived."

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Walmart Xbox Series X Restock Set For 3 PM ET Today (Update: Out Of Stock)

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:08

Update: The Xbox All Access bundles at Walmart seem to be out of stock now.

Microsoft's flagship console, the Xbox Series X, is in stock now at Walmart and available to buy with Xbox All Access, Microsoft's payment plan that lets you pay off your console in monthly increments. It's not available to buy outright for $500 as previously anticipated. For those who qualify, Xbox All Access option comes with 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which includes EA Play and xCloud game streaming, and costs $35 per month over 24 months for Xbox Series X.

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Steam's Top-Selling Games For January 2021 Include Dyson Sphere Program, The Medium, And Plenty Of Yakuza

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 05:00

As part of a monthly feature, Valve has revealed the best-selling games on Steam from January this year. One trend that was very noticeable was that 12 of the top 20 games were Early Access titles, an unprecedented number for the digital distribution platform since it launched the feature eight years ago.

“Just as exciting is the fact that the success of these products in January demonstrates just how comfortable and excited players are to experience games using Early Access,” Valve said in a statement. New development teams also landed in the top 20, as studios Live Wire, Nussygame, and others all released products on Steam for the first time.

Valve didn't specify any exact revenue numbers or the exact ranking for how well the games did, but the top 20 saw Bloober Team's spooky detective game The Medium, three remastered Yakuza games from Sega, and the grim reimagining of Arthurian legend in King Arthur: Knight's Tale enter the list.

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Netflix's My Little Pony Movie Will Release In The Fall, TV Spin-Off Also Announced

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:47

A new CG animated My Little Pony movie will be released by Netflix in the fall. In addition, a new series based on the hugely popular toyline is on the way from the streaming giant.

Hasbro, which owns the My Little Pony franchise, has announced that the new movie will introduce a new generation of ponies. The film will feature "theatrical-quality CG animation" and is directed by Rob Cullen, Jose Ucha, and Mark Fattibene. The movie doesn't have a confirmed title or release date yet.

According to a new synopsis for the film, it will focus on a pony named Sunny who wants to restore magic to the once-happy world of Equestria. Sunny befriends a lost Unicorn named Izzy, and the pair set out on a series of adventures that includes a "daring jewel heist, outrageous conspiracy theories, elaborate musical numbers, and the world’s cutest flying Pomeranian."

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PSA: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer And Zombies Are Free To Play

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:39

As a part of Season 2's launch, Call of Duty players on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S can play Black Ops Cold War's multiplayer and Zombies modes for free. The free trial period for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War lasts until March 4.

There are a bevy of modes available during Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's free access week. On the multiplayer side, players can check out the Apocalypse playlist (which includes modes like Hardpoint and Kill Confirmed), Domination, Gunfight Blueprints, Gun Game, Face Off, and Team Deathmatch. Players can also jump into Nuketown 24/7 and the game's 40-player multiplayer mode Fireteam. All of these will be played on a few of Season 2's new maps, giving players the chance to see a host of new Black Ops Cold War Season 2 content.

Zombies is also available to play during the free access week. This includes the new squad-based mode Outbreak. PlayStation owners, meanwhile, get exclusive access to Onslaught, a two-player horde defense-like mode set against Black Ops Cold War's multiplayer maps.

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This Under-Desk Footrest Is An Ergonomic Dream For Gaming And Work

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:27

Over the past year, many of us have been spending more time than ever at home, working with a PC setup that may or may not be set up for ergonomic comfort. Even if you've got a gaming chair with great lumbar support, padded wrist rests, and your monitor set at the proper eye level, there are aspects of your setup that can still leave you feeling a bit uncomfortable. For me, it's the fact that my feet don't really reach the ground properly whenever I sit up straight in my chair, and this is fairly common--many people are too short for the chair they're in, or the height of your desk requires you to increase the height of your chair past the point of comfort.

An ergonomic footrest is a great way of combatting this problem, and I've been testing the ErgoFoam adjustable footrest for the past month or so. The best part is that it's covered in a soft, plush material that feels downright incredible on your feet, while its high-density foam interior offers enough support and a gentle curve for them to rest on. The main benefit is that the footrest lifts your feet off the floor several inches, giving you a much more ergonomic setup with your feet flat on a supportive surface and your thighs parallel to the ground. The Mayo Clinic recommends a footrest for this purpose exactly. Even if you think you don't have trouble reaching the ground, take a look at how your legs are positioned--are they sloping downward or positioned upright at a 90-degree angle? If you feel any kind of tension in your legs, you could probably benefit from a footrest.

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Fortnite Product Line Expanded As Epic Games Extends Contract With Hasbro

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:24

Fans of Fortnite will be able to enjoy more products based on the popular IP, as Epic Games has announced a five-year extension of its contract with Hasbro. This licensing deal will see the production of more action figures, tabletop games, and outdoor play products.

Announced during Hasbro's investor event, the new deal will see Hasbro continue to produce more Nerf products based on items from Fortnite and integrating the game into Monopoly--which were specifically mentioned in the press release.

"Hasbro's expertise in the realm of collectible figure and role-play segments has yielded incredibly positive results for our long roster of entertainment-based action brands," said Adam Biehl, SVP & GM at Hasbro, Inc. "We've had tremendous success collaborating with Epic Games and the Fortnite brand over the past few years, and this expanded product licensing partnership allows us to deliver an amazing lineup of Fortnite-inspired toys and collector items that we’re confident fans will be excited to experience."

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Wesley Snipes Is Making A "Blade-Killer" Movie

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:23

In a new interview, Wesley Snipes says he's currently making a "Blade-killer" movie, referring to the 1998 superhero-horror film that's perhaps given him the greatest commercial success of his career. Speaking with Uproxx, the actor shared why the next phase of his career is all about moving forward and not even thinking about revisiting old franchises.

When asked if he had any interest in reviving his role as the character Blade, the actor, who is also a martial artist, explained that he and his cohort "were white belts" when that original movie was made, adding: "Wait until you see now what we do as black belts… [my upcoming projects are] going to smoke all of the Blade stuff."

What's next, says Snipes, are two projects. One is "a female action franchise" and the aforementioned "Blade-killer," which is set "in the world of shape-shifters and a little bit of time travel… It's wonderful what we did [with Blade originally], but, brother, we're so much better than we were then." Snipes credits age, experience, and advances in technology as opening up many new exciting possibilities for his current work, promising in the interview that, "You won't be disappointed… If we're not better, shame on us."

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A GI Joe TV Series Is In The Works For Amazon Focusing On Lady Jaye

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:06

Amazon is developing a new GI Joe TV series, according to a report from Deadline. The live-action TV show will center on Jaye, who was played by Adrianne Palicki in the 2013 movie G.I. Joe Retaliation.

Carnival Row showrunner Erik Oleson is the creator and showrunner for the new GI Joe show, which doesn't have a title yet.

This will be a "standalone story" that focuses on Jaye, but the program will connect to the wider G.I. Joe universe in some capacity, the report said.

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Fortnite: How To Scan A Server At A Surface Hub

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 04:03

Fortnite has received its latest batch of challenges for Season 5, Week 13, and one of the more cryptic ones is to scan a server at a Surface Hub. This challenge can be completed in three different spots, but you only need to do it once and you'd be wise to go somewhere that also houses a few other challenges. Here's how to complete it quickly.

You can complete this challenge at three locations: Stealthy Stronghold, Colossal Coliseum, or Hunter's Haven.

We strongly recommend choosing Hunter's Haven, as you'll be in the same area for a few other challenges this week. Fly down to Hunter's Haven at the start of your match and head for a building on the very western edge. Head downstairs, opening the doors you find, and you can then enter a bunker that houses a server. Make sure you don't attack it, as it is breakable, and hold the prompted button to hack it.

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Call Of Duty: Warzone Will Blow Up Its Verdansk Map And Launch A New Black Ops Theme - Report

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:49

Very big changes are coming to Call of Duty: Warzone, as the developers plan to blow up the current map--Verdansk--and replace it with one that is more closely aligned with the theme of Black Ops Cold War. This is according to a report from VGC that claims this transition will happen at the end of Warzone's Season 2, which only just began.

"The change will be marked by an explosive in-game event designed to narratively transition Warzone from the Modern Warfare era, to a setting more in line with the most recent premium series release," VGC reported.

The site said it expects this to happen, narratively, through the nukes that players have discovered across Verdansk that seemingly have no other purpose.

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Amazon Prime Free Games For March 2021 Revealed

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:37

With March right around the corner, Amazon has revealed the next batch of free games for Amazon Prime subscribers. March's Prime Gaming lineup includes five freebies as well as in-game loot for a variety of popular games. March will also be the last month to claim the large lineup of classic SNK games for free, so make sure you add those to your library before they're gone.

Starting March 1, Amazon Prime subscribers can grab Blasphemous, Tengami, SkyDrift, Boomerang Fu, and Bomber Crew: Deluxe edition free of charge.

Blasphemous, a metroidvania that released in 2019, is one of the most notable Prime Gaming freebies we've seen in quite a while. Set in a dark and dreary world littered with religious iconography, Blasphemous stars a nameless knight on a pilgrimage. Blasphemous' haunting atmosphere helps to tell its grim but gripping story. Though the combat can get a tad repetitive, the boss fights are well-designed and the loop is challenging enough to keep you on your toes throughout. Blasphemous recently received a free update adding a new quest and challenges as well.

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New Animated Transformers Show Is On The Way From Nickelodeon And Hasbro

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:31

A new animated Transformers series is on the way. The show will be produced by Nickelodeon and Hasbro's production company eOne and will run for 26 half-hour episodes.

The title of the new upcoming Transformers show hasn't been announced yet, but Nickelodeon describes it as an "action-comedy series" that focuses on a new species of transforming robots who are adopted by a human family. The show will premiere on Nickelodeon in the US before being released internationally.

In a statement, Nickelodeon Animation president Ramsey Naito said, "As soon as I read the creative concept, which at its core is about family, I knew we absolutely had to tell this story with our good friends at eOne and Hasbro. The series will tell a reimagined story featuring both original characters and fan-favorites for a whole new generation of kids and families."

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New Hot Wheels Unleashed Racing Game Launches This September From MotoGP Devs

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:30

Developer Milestone--the Milan-based studio known for simulation racers like MotoGP 20 and Ride 4--has announced a partnership with toy manufacturer Mattel to release Hot Wheels Unleashed, a brand-new arcade-style racing game that's slated to launch on September 30 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Publisher Deep Silver also shared a trailer for the game. Though entirely computer-generated, the trailer gives a glimpse into what players can expect when the game drops later this year. Players can take their customizable Hot Wheels cars, which come with different attributes and in varying rarities, and drive them across tracks set against everyday-life locations like bedrooms and kitchens. The game is meant to simulate die-cast toy racing but with a more arcade-y feel.

Hot Wheels Unleashed also includes a "revolutionary Track Editor," according to a press release. This editor lets players create and customize tracks that can be shared online.

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Last Of Us Actor On Who He Thinks Should Play Tommy In The HBO Show

Fri, 02/26/2021 - 03:15

Actor Jeffrey Pierce, who played Tommy in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II, has revealed his top pick for who should play the character in HBO's upcoming adaptation.

He said on Twitter (via GamesRadar) that he would like to see Gael Garcia Bernal play Tommy, who is Joel's younger brother. Pierce also said he would be interested to see HBO cast a woman to play Tommy.

Bernal played a major recurring role on Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle, while he also appeared in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 2006 movie Babel. Additionally, Bernal is known for voicing Hector in the Pixar movie Coco.

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Hulu's Solar Opposites Season 2 Trailer Pokes Fun At Pandemic Masks And B.D.E.

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 14:01

With Rick and Morty well ahead of schedule, co-creator Justin Roiland has time to work on other projects. Solar Opposites feels like it could take place a few blocks from Morty's house, though Rick probably wouldn't abide aliens like the Schlorpians living on Earth. Hulu dropped a second trailer today for Solar Opposites Season 2 ahead of its March release.

In Solar Opposites Season 2, the team tries to escape Earth, only for their ship to fail, dropping them right back where they started. The trailer gives us an idea of what to expect. That includes timely jokes about Big D*** Energy, poking fun at wearing masks during the pandemic, and, of course, beasts that eat people and defecate them as wine bottles. Listen, we're just telling you what's in the trailer.

Solar Opposites, co-created by Roiland and ex-Rick and Morty writing assistant Mike McMahan, is the story of four Shlorpian aliens who crash-land on a home in suburban America. Krovo and Yumyulack hate the planet, while Terry and Jesse love everything humanity has to offer. Either way, they have to endure the planet until they can escape, or until their living super computer Pupa evolves to consume them and terraform Earth.

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Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place 2, And More To Hit Paramount+ 45 Days After Theaters

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:12

Paramount will be sending their biggest movies to the upcoming Paramount+ streaming service 45 days after their theatrical releases, the studio announced today during the ViacomCBS investor's day call. The slate includes blockbusters like A Quiet Place 2, Mission: Impossible 7, and the upcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die.

Also announced were several new franchise installments that will debut directly on the streaming service like the latest Paranormal Activity movie and the upcoming Pet Sematary "origin story" movie, says The Hollywood Reporter.

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