Snoop Dogg Outs That Dr. Dre Working on New Tunes for An Upcoming Grand Theft Auto Game

Snoop should know that snitches get stitches. Dre surely is going to have words with Snoop after he outed that Dre was working on new music for an upcoming Grand Theft Auto game during a Rolling Stone podcast.

“I do know he’s in the studio… I do know he’s making great fucking music. And some of his music is connected to the GTA game that’s coming out. So I think that that will be the way that his music will be released, through the GTA video game.”

Rollingstone’s Music Now Podcast

Snoop Dogg is a gaming enthusiast and streamer, so I believe him. Now whether Dre is working on music for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, or a totally new title is unknown. Rockstar Games has not commented to any outlets regarding Snoop’s comments.

[Source: Rollingstone’s Music Now Podcast]

Microsoft Has a Vision for Xbox in 2042

In 2042, yours truly will be a ripe 63 years-old. I plan to still be going strong, health-wise and gaming, so I’m not worried. Microsoft also has long term plans for Xbox in 2042, and yet for some reason I find their vision somewhat unsettling. Albeit, this is just a creative tie-in for Battlefield 2042, but the tone is so foreboding.

Microsoft promises “… a gaming experience indistinguishable from reality, powered by quantum technology at 1 quintillion floating-point operations per second, with a living AI that learns.” Are we talking about video games or fucking Skynet?

I know, this is just a conceptual scenario, but old future me is frightened by this scenario. Why can’t the future look more cheerful?

[Source: Microsoft]

Not Playing Far Cry 6 Enough? Ubisoft Will SPAM You

I like Far Cry 6. It’s a rinse and repeat of previous games in the series with a ton of stuff to do, which is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a decent title to hold you over until the bigger holiday games release (Halo… cough). With that said, the play mechanics are getting long in the tooth and I can totally see myself abandoning the game the moment something fresher comes out.

However, when the inevitable breakup does occur, expect Ubisoft to act like the crazy ex and begin stalking you, as GamesIndustry.biz Managing Editor Brendan Sinclair learned when he got an e-mail titled, “It was amusing watching you fail.”

Really Ubisoft? No thank you. This feels desperate and a bit of an overreach. I’m already uncomfortable knowing that companies are actively tracking my every move, but for Ubisoft to throw this in my face feels creepy. Clingy ex-girlfriend creepy.

Listen Ubisoft, it’s not you, it’s me. Get over it.

[Source: Twitter]

Some N64 Games Look and Play Like Butt on the Nintendo Switch

Yesterday, Nintendo announced that you will be able to play classic N64 and Sega Genesis games on the Nintendo Switch, provided you pony up to the $50-per-year Expansion Pack membership.

I questioned the value of this cost since the libraries are currently limited, but it also appears that some of the better games are suffering from quality issues. This is no bueno.

The Nintendo Switch version looks like ass. Games like Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, and Mario Kart 64 are suffering from stuttering, input lag, and framerate issues. Mario Kart 64, which allows you to play online also appears to be suffering from latency issues.

Gamers have also been complaining about the inability to remap Switch controls to mimic those on the N64. The original N64 controller was very unique, so remapping to the Switch is quite the challenge, but it appears that users do not have the ability to reconfigure to their own liking in settings.

I’m sure Nintendo will work on fixing these issues over time, but I can totally understand the disappointment for those who jumped on this early. A lot of this should have been taken care of prior to launch.

[Source: Twitter]

The Latest Halo Infinite Trailer Has a Really Pissed Off Brute

According to Halo lore, Brutes come from the planet Doisac. From the looks of this really angry Brute, dentistry is in great need on Doisac.

Anyhow, there’s a new trailer out today for Halo Infinite. It’s short on actual gameplay, as that was shared yesterday, but it has a lot of huffing and puffing from a big baddy, which I’m sure Master Chief will take great pleasure in punching in the face.

Halo Infinite releases December 8, 2022.

[Source: Microsoft]

Here’s All the Sega Genesis and N64 Games Coming to Nintendo Switch Online

Nintendo Switch owners will be able to get their mitts on Sega Genesis and Nintendo 64 classics today, provided they pay up for the $50-per-year Expansion Pack membership.

The full lists are below:


Nintendo 64

  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Sin and Punishment
  • Star Fox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • WinBack: Covert Operations
  • Yoshi’s Story

Sega Genesis

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • M.U.S.H.A.
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • Ristar
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider

There’s some good games to be had here, but $50 a year good? That’s a bit of stretch. I’m going to hold off until these libraries expand a bit. It just doesn’t feel like the value is there yet.

[Source: Nintendo]

The Razer Zephyr Mask is Available Now For All Your Futuristic Masking Needs and Tali’Zorah Fetishists

For those seeking a more “stylistic” face mask option, Razer has launched the Zephyr.

Starting at $99.99, it’s certainly high tech, with plenty of bells and whistles as noted from the Razer store:


WHAT’S INSIDE

  • Razer Zephyr with adjustable head straps
  • 3 sets of N95 grade filters for 9 Days of usage
  • USB-C Charging Cable
  • Anti-fog spray

FANS

  • 2 Speed High (6200 RPM) / Low (4200 RPM) Dual intake fans

FILTER

  • N95 grade meltblown filters*
  • 99% BFE rating
  • Able to filter at least 95% of 0.3 microns particles

*Sold in special refill packs on razer.com

LIGHTING

  • External Razer Chroma™ RGB
  • Internal-facing LED for illumination of facial features
  • Customizable via Razer Zephyr App
  • Pairing and Charging Status will be indicated on Internal-facing LED

ANTI-FOG TREATMENT

  • Applied on inner plastic surface +

FACE SEAL MATERIAL

  • Certified Medical Grade BPA-Free Silicone

BATTERY LIFE

  • Low speed – Up to 8 hours with Lighting Off, 5.5 hours with Lighting On
  • High speed – Up to 4 hours with Lighting Off, 3.5 hours with Lighting On
  • Charge Time – Approx. 3 hours
  • Standby Time – Up to 2 days, with Lighting and Fan Off
  • Battery level of device indicated on Razer Zephyr App.

SIZES

  • Length x Depth x Height
  • 7.13” x 4.09” x 4.09”
  • 181 mm x 104 mm x 104 mm

WEIGHT

  • 206.1 g / 0.454 lbs

ATTACHMENTS

  • Adjustable elastic head strap

ON-DEVICE CONTROL

  • Multi-control button (For Power On, Fan Speed & Pairing)

CONNECTION

  • Bluetooth Low Energy

COMPATIBILITY

  • Smartphone app available for Android and iOS

Masks are still a necessity given that the world is still dealing with a pandemic, but this mask is NOT a medical grade mask. Razer has stated that while this is not a PPE, and it’s effectiveness has not been tested against blocking the Covid-19 virus, it does “offer the same functionality and adequate protection due to its 99% BFE rating.”

It does have 100% effectiveness of stopping you from getting any strange.

[Source: Razer]

Microsoft Announces Additional Memory Expansion Options for Xbox Series X|S – Still Expensive as Hell

Microsoft has announced that there will be two additional options to expand the Series X|S internal memory.

Through the continued partnership with Seagate, 512GB and 2TB Storage Expansion Cards for Xbox Series X|S will be available soon in all Xbox markets. The 1TB card already exists.

The 512GB card for Xbox Series X|S will retail for $139.99 USD and will launch mid-November. The 2TB card will retail for $399.99 USD and will launch early December. That is expensive as fuck, but fear not, the 2TB card will have a Designed for Xbox Limited Series badge, so it will be totally worth it.

[Source: Microsoft]

The First Trailer for the Uncharted Movie Revealed – Marky Mark is a Mustache-less Sully

The first trailer for the surprisingly star studded Uncharted has been release.

If awards are given out for trailers, then this would win one, because it looks pretty good. Plenty of stars, action, and nods to the gaming source material. A little annoyed that Marky Mark doesn’t have a mustache, but maybe he grows one later on in the film? PLOT TWIST.

The Uncharted movie acts as a prequel to the Sony exclusive series.

Uncharted premiers February 18, 2022.

[Source: Sony]