NEED A GREAT VR GAME? GET ‘BEAT SABER’!

While I don’t own a VR-set, I’ve seen people on some random online places asking for advice of what to get for their first PSVR, Oculus, HTC Vive and so on.

A couple of months ago, I’ve tried a VR game for the first time and that game was ‘Beat Saber’.

Before I continue, let me tell you this: I have no prior VR gaming experience, and the ONLY prior VR experience was this.

Anyways, at this event, me and a bunch of other people, tried the game. If you remember the ‘Guitar Hero’-games, you may know the mechanics. You hold two controllers that serve as ‘sabers’, and you have to time your hits to the right pace AND from the right angle. It was fun.

‘Beat Saber’ is described as “a virtual reality fitness/rhythm game” and you’ll be amazed!
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_Saber

And seeing the YouTube videos, it seems like it got a big and growing community with lots of new content available for everyone.

Now, it takes time to master the skills but it’s fun and engaging. It should fit the whole family. You’ll face great challenge even after hundreds or thousands of played hours with up to five levels of difficulty, starting from Easy all the way to Expert+.

The game supports most virtual reality headsets, such as PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Oculus Quest.

Investing in a VR-set or just got one? Get this, you should. It’s an immersive experience that cannot be described.

NEW PHOTOS OF ‘THE BATMAN”S BATMOBILE

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While we’ve already seen photos of the new designed Batmobile , we finally have a closer and more detailed look.

The project is being directed by Matt Reeves, whose credits includes directing ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (2014) and my first impression is that we’ll see something simillar to Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’- trilogy; in other words, a closer-to-reality Batman.

That is supported by the fact that Reeves’ is said to have “re-worked the story to focus on a younger Batman, hoping to emphasize the detective aspect of the character to a greater extent than previous films“.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Batman_(film)

The role as the caped crusader at night and billionaire Bruce Wayne in the day will be portrayed by Robert Pattinson, known for his role as vampyre Edward in the ‘Twilight’- saga.

Because of the Co-vid19 pandemic, the project has been postponed since March and the release pushed. It was initially planned for June, 25th 2021, and moved to October 1st, 2021.

The Guardian has reported that high-end movies- and TV- projects are now greenlit to resume production and that includes ‘The Batman’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ and the second season of Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’.

Here are the new photos.

NEW EMINEM PRODUCED TRACK: FAMILY BVSINESS – ‘SKIP THIS AD’

Yep, that’s rigt, this is an Eminem beat.

While many know of Eminem as a great lyricist and perfomer, and one of the best (PERIOD), he has produced some great songs throught the years. His own ‘Soldier’, ‘Superman’, ‘Without Me’, ‘Till I Collapse’ (from ‘The Eminem Show’- album), Oscar- winner ‘Lose Yourself’, ‘Mockingbird’ (from ‘Encore’), ‘The Way I Am’ and ‘Stan’ (‘The Marshall Mathers LP’) are his own productions.

He served as a co-producer on his and Dr. Dre’s joint ‘Guilty Conscience’ (‘The Slim Shady LP’) and for the collab with Jay-Z on ‘Renegade’ and with 50 Cent on ‘Patiently Waiting’ from 50’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Other works include co-/producing for D12, Yelawolf, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil etc.

Wikipedia has a full list of  Eminem produced beats. HotNewHipHop.com published a list over what they think are his Top 25 Best Beats , in January.

‘Skip This Ad’ is the newest single from Family Bvsiness – a new hip hop group with KXNG Crooked (aka Crooked I), Julius, Demetrius, Kenny and Dice.

It’s not just the beat that’s fire, they are all spittin’ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Here’s the song with lyrics

LAST YEAR’S TOP INSTAGRAM EARNERS

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(Picture by Cristian Dina from Pexels)

 

Buzz Bingo’s ‘Insta Wealth 2020’- study on top Instagram earners from March 2019 to March 2020 is out now.

The top three spots remain unchanged from the year before. Cristiano Ronaldo is still the best paid influencer on the platform with an Insta income of $50.3 million. The study reveals he posted 43 sponsored posts during the period and that translates to $1,17 million per post. He  has the biggest account with over 226 million followers.

At number two we have another football star: Lionel Messi, with $30,4 million in revenue. It’s a total increase of over $7 million from the 2019- chart and he is also paid better – almost $100k more per ad-post.

Systers Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner claim the following spots.

David Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Neymar, Selena Gomez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gal Gadot, Ronaldinho, Robert Lewandowski, Jennifer Lopez and Will Smith are also on the list.

LOVE BABY YODA? YOU’LL LOVE BABY MAUL!

‘The Mandalorian’ fulfilled ‘Star Wars’-fans’ fantasies by converting elements of the beloved saga into the first ever live-action show based upon the universe created by George Lucas.

Fans and critics LOVED it.

The only thing bigger than the show itself was… Baby Yoda. Well, it’s not a younger version of the legendary Jedi- master Yoda, so it’s not Yoda. Either is Yoda one of the races in the lore, so the name may not be accurate. But IT DOES have his resemblance and that was the name given by fans and it hence to be known by that name.

Are you more into the Dark Side of The Force? Here comes Baby Maul! Or Darth Yoda? Both names fit and he is just ADORABLE!!!

MORE ‘THE LAST OF US PART 2’ DETAILS AND GAMEPLAY EMERGE

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Naughty Dog’s Playstation-exclusive ‘The Last of Us Part II’ is out in just two weeks from now.

The game has been in development since 2014 and was officially announced during the Playstation Experince in December 2016 and confirmed to be a sequel to the original 2013 release. That trailer revealed the return of both Ellie and Joel.

Five years have passed since the first game and Ellie is now 19 years old, also the main character, who already in the first game was playable for some sections, though Joel (who should by now be in his mid-fifties) was the primary playable character.

‘The Last of Us Part 2’ has been delayed twice, first for further development and then due to logistical problems arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The initial targeted date was February, 21st (2020) but pushed back and aimed for May 29th (2020).

No further delays will occur, so mark your calendars for June, 19th.

NETFLIX’S ‘THE WITCHER’, ‘THE BATMAN’ AND ‘FANTASTIC BEASTS 3’ GIVEN GREEN LIGHT TO RESUME FILMING

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While the whole world has stopped because of the Co-vid19, so have a lot of expensive projects.

The Guardian reports that some among the biggest such “have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules“.

UK’s film and high-end television industry is worth £3.6bn and could rise now that Hollywood monsters as Matt Reeves-directed ‘The Batman’ – starring Robert Pattinson, the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’- film, set in the Harry Potter- universe, and Netflix’s second season of epic-fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ with Henry Cavill’s in the main role – “is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible“.

Two of the most popular shows on British television are ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. Back in mid-March those were the first UK productions to suspend filming.

There’s even a very likely time-frame till the production may resume as the article states that: “This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they won’t get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.

I’m sure we’ll see some release dates pushed back but it’s good to see things are beginning to recover and soon to return to normal.

‘KINGDOMS OF AMALUR: RECKONING’ WILL GET A REMASTER

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‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning’ is described as a “brilliant RPG’ and with author R. A. Salvatore, ‘The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’-lead designer Ken Rolston and comic book icon Todd McFarlane as the creative minds behind it just seems natural.

It was released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC in 2012 and it flew under my radar as I first saw it in a game store last year. It’s said that the title hasn’t met the financial expectations of EA, which is sad, because it could’ve become a great franchise.

The news here is that Microsoft Store has a listing for ‘Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning’, a remaster “with stunning visuals and refined gameplay Re-Reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world.

Two of the main selling points are:

  • Extend your experience in Amalur with all DLC from the original release, from Teeth of Naros to Legend of Dead Kel and more!
  • Explore deep levels of lore in a universe steeped in 10,000 years of fiction created by New York Times bestselling author R.A. Salvatore.

Available on Xbox One in August. The franchise is now owned by THQ Nordic so it’s very likely will see a PC and PS4 release aswell.

Till then, check out the launch trailer for the original game:

And some screens from the Microsoft Store:

‘A TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY’ GAMEPLAY REVEAL

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‘A Total War Saga: TROY’ is the 14th entry in the ‘Total War’- saga, a hugely popular and successful strategy-franchise that defines elements with mechanics from both TBS with RTS.

Depending on your setup, the battles can become EPIC with tens of thousands (!!!) simultaneous fighting troops on the field. AWESOME, right?

It arrives on August 13th, and as reported yesterday you’ll be able to grab it FOR FREE within the first 24 hours on Epic Games Store.

Experince the legendary 20-year Trojan conflict from both the Greek and Trojan perspectives with mythological heroes such as Achilles and Hector.

Check out the reveal, it IS the first official gameplay footage.

Sign me up!

20 MINUTES OF NEW GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE FROM ‘DIABLO IV’

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New gameplay footage from ‘Diablo IV’ showing off the Barbarian- class completing the quest ‘A Light in the Dark’ has emerged.

The title was announced back in November and we’ve seen some brief gameplay back then.

However, the following footage is 20- minutes long, so there’s plenty of time to get familiar with some of the elements within the game.

‘Diablo IV’ takes place many years after the events of Diablo III, after millions have been slaughtered by the actions of the High Heavens and Burning Hells alike. In the vacuum of power, a legendary name resurfaces.

No release date set.

J.J ABRAMS BAD ROBOT PRODUCTIONS DONATES $10 MILLION TO COMBAT RACISM

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If you’re a film or tv series fan chances are that you’ve heard about either JJ Abrams or Bad Robot Productions.

Bad Robot Productions is Abrams’ production company and a main force in the industry. High profile projects as ‘Mission Impossible III’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Cloverfield’, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skylwaker’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Lost’ are all produced by him and his company.

Bad Robot announces in an Instagram post that togheter with The Katie McGrath and JJ Abrams Family Foundation, they’ll pledge “$10 million over the next five years to organizations and efforts committed to anti-racist agendas that close the gaps, lift the poor and build a just America for all“. They start with donations of $200k each to the following organizations: Black Futures Lab, Black Lives Matter LA, Community Coalition, Equal Justice Initiative, and Know Your Rights Camp.

Here’s the post:

‘A TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY’ WILL BE FREE (FIRST 24 HOURS ONLY)

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Epic Games Store has had a strong line-up of free games for us since its launch. Grand Theft Auto V (The Premium Edition – all DLCs and online mode included), Civilization 6 and you can grab Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for free right now. Yet, they will continue with a FREE game every Thursday during MEGA Sale 2020 and if your wallet allows you to, there are some other sweet deals aswell.

Most strategy gamers are familiar with the ‘Total War’- franchise, that first started with ‘Shogun: Total War’ 20-years ago (released June, 13th 2000) and has seen 13 different titles, the latest: ‘Total War: Three Kingdoms’, arrived May, 23rd 2019. At least 30(!) expansions have been added to the core experiences during these years.

The next title is ‘A Total War Saga: TROY’, where players will build a bronze age empire and experience the legendary Trojan war from both the Greek and Trojan perspective, figthing alongside mythic units such as the Minotaur, cyclops and others.

The REALLY FUN THING is that title will be released on the Epic Games Store on August, 13th (2020) – and will be free to keep if claimed within the first 24 hours of release: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/a-total-war-saga-troy/home.

This is a good chance to give the series a try if you already haven’t.

Make sure you visit the game’s official site.