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2 Milly Plans to Sue Fortnite for Use of Milly Rock

2 Milly seems to be pretty cool with everyone doing his viral dance, the Milly Rock, but he isn’t down with letting others profit off of his moves without his consent. Which is why he’s the latest rapper to have beef with Fortnite, which added his dance to the game.

2 Milly told CBS News how he found out that he became a Fortnite emote, which is a dance animation that players can purchase. “Everybody was like ‘Yo your dance is in the game,’” he said. “They actually sell the particular move. It’s for purchase. That’s when I was really like ‘Oh nah, this can’t go on too long.’

As per the outlet, 2 Milly plans to sue the Epic Games-owned game franchise.

The Milly Rock is a move that 2 Milly popularized when he uploaded a video of himself dancing to it on top of a car, with a song to accompany the dance moves. The dance became the next sensation since the Shmoney Dance four years ago. The dance resurfaced after Playboi Carti mentioned it in his 2017 record, “Magnolia.”

While 2 Milly is one of the most recent artists to have their moves ripped, he’s a long way from the first. Fortnite also took Psy’s Gangnam and Snoop Dogg’s “Drop it Like it’s Hot.”

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Xzibit Receives Epic Red Dead Redemption 2 Care Package

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West Coast rapper Xzibit is with the games, notably when it involves bad cowboys and endless hours of taking out rival gangs. The hip-hop veteran has co-signed the newly released Red Dead Redemption 2 video game.

Last night, X hit up Instagram to share a shot of his decked-out gift set including the game and customized items.

The video game’s soundtrack includes music from hip-hop veteran Nas and elusive singer D’Angelo.

All of the vocal moments in Red Dead Redemption 2 are produced entirely by Grammy Award-winner Daniel Lanois, known for producing albums for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson as well as collaborating with pioneering musician Brian Eno to produce several albums for U2 including the multi-platinum The Joshua Tree. In addition to Lanois’ production, the soundtrack features additional vocal performances from a range of award-winning artists including D’Angelo, Willie Nelson, Nas, Rhiannon Giddens, Josh Homme, plus an additional track written, produced and performed by David Ferguson. All songs for both the score and soundtrack were created exclusively for Red Dead Redemption 2. (Rockstar Games)

Rap star Drake has already delivered a major Red Dead Redemption 2 co-sign.

In its first 72 hours, the must-play game made history with over $725 million in sales.

Rockstar Games is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 has achieved the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment*. With over $725 million in worldwide retail sell-through during its first three days, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time next to Rockstar Games’ previously released title, Grand Theft Auto V, which achieved over $1 billion in retail sell-through in three days.

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Comes Out Guns Blazing With Record-Breaking $725M Opening Weekend

Red Dead Redemption 2 has record-breaking opening weekend

Source: Rockstar Games/Red Dead Redemption 2

It would be a safe bet to say no one didn’t think Red Dead Redemption 2 wasn’t going to be a successful game. Today (Oct 30) it was revealed the game smashed numerous records in its opening weekend and pulled in an impressive amount of coins for Rockstar Games.

2018 has been an excellent year for video games, and Rockstar Games is on pace to have itself another mega blockbuster on its hands with Red Dead Redemption 2. Today the video game studio announced that the highly-anticipated sequel performed better than expected, bringing in a whopping $725 million since its Oct 26 release making it the second-highest grossing entertainment launch of all time.

Keep in mind the holiday season is approaching and if the game continues to sell at this pace it could easily match or pass Rockstar’s other smash hit Grand Theft Auto V in record time which only achieved a $1 billion in retail sell-through in just three days and has made more money than any game, movie or book.

Oh, and the wins for Rockstar don’t stop there either, the game also smashed a couple of records also which include:

·         Biggest opening weekend in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases;

·         Second biggest launch (three days) in retail sell-through across all entertainment releases;

·         Biggest entertainment launch of 2018;

·         Most pre-ordered full game ever on PlayStation Network;

·         Biggest day one full game sales ever on PlayStation Network;

·         Biggest first three days full game sales ever on PlayStation Network.

Very impressive and keep in mind the online component Red Dead Online hasn’t even launched yet, so that is only going to help boost those numbers once it officially starts. Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now is a STRONG contender for game of the year if you haven’t saddled up yet we highly recommend you do.

Photo: Rockstar Games/Red Dead Redemption 2

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Sony Announces PlayStation Classic Game Lineup, Features Plenty of Favorites

PlayStation Classic Complete List of Games

Source: Sony / PlayStation

When Sony first announced its retro system the PlayStation Classic the company gave us just a taste of what to expect in the form of games when console arrives. Today we now know exactly what greatness will be pre-loaded on the miniature version of the iconic video game console.

Once the lid was first pulled off the PlayStation Classic by Sony, they immediately announced Jumping Flash, Tekken 3, Final Fantasy VII, Ridge Racer Type 4 and Wild Arms were on the system. All classics but still left more to be desired from the retro console and had sites comprising wishlists of PlayStation games they hope would make the cut.

With today’s reveal, fans of the PlayStation console should be quite pleased. Classic games like Resident Evil: Directors Cut, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Twisted Metal & Syphon Filter all of which gamers had their fingers crossed hoping would be included when the console launches. Of course, there are some headscratchers in the confirmed lineup like Rayman and Mr. Driller along with glaring omissions like Wipeout and Gran Turismo. 

Still, the lineup is excellent and we are sure it was a painstaking process for Sony trying to nail down a games lineup that would please everyone. Here is the complete list of titles coming to the console:

  • Battle Arena Toshinden
  • Cool Boarders 2
  • Destruction Derby
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • Intelligent Qube
  • Jumping Flash
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Mr. Driller
  • Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
  • Rayman
  • Resident Evil Director’s Cut
  • Revelations: Persona
  • Ridge Racer Type 4
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syphon Filter
  • Tekken 3
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
  • Twisted Metal
  • Wild Arms

The PlayStation Classic arrives December 3 and will only cost $99 a big difference compared to Analogue’s $190 Mega Sg. Sounds like the perfect stocking stuffer if you ask us, you can watch the announcement trailer below.

Photo: Sony / PlayStation

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His Airness, Michael Jordan Invests His Coins In Popular E-Sports Organization

Michael Jordan Invests His Coins In Popular E-Sports Organization

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The GOAT (debate your auntie) Michael Jordan used to be a mythical figure when it came to video games because he wasn’t in a lot of the NBA related games after Bulls vs. Blazers. Since his inclusion in games like NBA Street and NBA 2K, it would seem he is warming up to the medium and now has invested in an e-sports organization.

On Thursday (Oct 25), Jordan was announced as a major investor with the e-sports organization aXiomatic who own the formidable Team Liquid. MJ will join the board which includes other sports franchise owners Peter Guber, co-owner of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers and Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington Wizards and  NHL’s Washington Capitals.

This is a very significant move for Jordan who initially opted not to be apart of the NBA’s embrace of the virtual hardtop when he decided to drop out of the players association’s group license. We had to play with roster guard on the Bulls for many years because of that decision. Jordan might be embracing the e-sports arena now, but his Charlotte Hornets are still one of the remaining franchises that do not have a team in the NBA 2K League. We expect to that change soon.

Jordan isn’t the only NBA star to put their coins in growing sport. Shaquille O’Neal, Stephen Curry, and Mark Cuban also have invested in e-sports organizations as well. There is gold in them darn electronic hills and these athletes and executives definitely see it and want their share of it.

Photo: Jean Catuffe / Getty

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Drake Named Co-Owner of Pro E-Sports Organization 100 Thieves

Drake and Nadeshot

Source: 100 Thieves / 100 Thieves

Drake made it known to the world he is a gamer when he hopped on Tyler “Ninja” Blevins’ Fortnite session a couple of months ago. The OVO general is now throwing his name in the e-sports world in a significant way by becoming a co-owner of the professional e-sports organization 100 Thieves.

Announced yesterday (Oct 23), Drizzy alongside producer Scooter Braun who is known for working with fellow Canadian Justin Bieber are now co-owners of the organization founded by Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag and Cleveland Cavalier owner Dan Gilbert.

100 Thieves unlike other e-sports organizations like Cloud9, Evil Geniuses is more known for its streetwear brand, but with the addition of Drake and Braun, it’s clear they are looking to not only win gaming chips but take the brand to another level.

In a statement released by 100 Thieves, Haag added:

“It’s been exciting to watch e=sports become a cultural phenomenon in 2018. I’ve spent my ten-year career in e-sports growing the ecosystem and am proud to have Drake and Scooter join as my partners to help take 100 Thieves to new heights. Our top priority is to win world championships, but our ambitions go far beyond competitive gaming. With Drake and Scooter’s support, we’re going to build a lasting brand on the back of the content and apparel that our fans have come to love, aggressively expand into more games, scale our apparel business, and build a world-class management team.”

Drake and Braun will serve as strategic advisors for the organization with Braun also joining 100 Thieves board of directors. The “In Your Feelings” rapper and 100 Thieves are no strangers to each other and have already collaborated on custom gaming stations that accompany the rapper on his Scorpion Tour. There are also new apparel collaborations coming as well, no word if Drake’s OVO brand will be a part of it but it’s a safe bet to assume so.

With Drake on board could Ninja also be in 100 Thieves future? Definitely, something to consider it could be a good way for the rapper to pay the streamer the $5,000 he owes him. Just saying.

Photo: 100 Thieves

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Sega Fans Rejoice: Analogue Unveils New HD Retro Console The Mega Sg

Mega Sg HD Retro Console

Source: Analogue / Mega Sg

No, it’s not the Mega Drive retro console that Sega is dropping eventually, but Analogue’s Mega Sg HD retro console might be the blast from the past fans of the iconic video game company have been waiting for.

Analogue has already released its HD Super Nintendo (Super Nt) console which by the way received rave reviews, and they are hoping for the same with the Mega Sg. For a very pricey $190 owners of the Mega Sg will be able to play the classic games they loved on the system in glorious 1080p with 48KHz 16-bit stereo sound.

What really separates Analogue’s retro console apart from the rest is its ability to play more games thanks to it being compatible with over 2,180 games. Unlike the competition’s systems that come pre-loaded with about 20 games, Analogue’s console will allow users to use actual Sega Genesis, Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System game cartridges, so if you still own any you can blow the dust off them.

The one drawback to the console is that it will not come with a controller, those will be sold separately for $25, but if you still have working Genesis controllers, you’re already ahead of the game. The price may scare some retro gamers away making them settle for the cheaper consoles but for what Analogue delivers the $190 price point for the Mega Sg seems very reasonable.

The Mega Sg will come in four colorways: white, gray, and two black consoles with different color accents. The console is slated for an April 2019 release, Analogue is currently taking pre-orders on its site. Are you guys feeling Analogue’s new retro system? Is the price point too high? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Photo: Analogue

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Easy Fix: Sony Addresses Messaging Bug, Says It Has Resolved Issue

Sony Addresses Messaging Bug, Says It Has Resolved Issue

Source: SOPA Images / Getty

Sony basically quelled all PlayStation 4 owners fears today about a messaging bug that was allegedly “bricking” consoles. 

We have been waiting for the company to address the issue and they did so via their PlayStation UK Twitter account. In the Tweet reply, the company informed worried PS4 owners that it “fixed the issue” and that the bug wasn’t bricking consoles but just “sending them into a crash loop” that could be “quickly fixed in under 5 minutes.”

What also stands out is the fact Sony addressed the issue without having to send out an update or firmware patch. So that basically means it was something on their end that had to be corrected. Definitely good news but this is definitely a good reason to keep your guard while gaming and making it your business to download the PlayStation App. Also, continue to play it safe by keeping your messaging privacy settings on “friends only” just in case.

Sony has yet to issue an official statement which could be taken as an indication to just how worried the company was about the messaging bug or if that they were already well aware of the bug and were on the job.

Photo: SOPA Images / Getty

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Hack Using PS4’s Messaging System Allegedly Will Brick Your Console

Hack Using PS4's Messaging System Allegedly Will Brick Your Console

Source: SOPA Images / Getty

These nerds are seriously bored. Over the weekend PlayStation 4 owners are saying a text-message based hack is bricking their consoles forcing them to do a factory reset. 

Sony has yet to confirm or comment on the hack, but many have stated that they were victims. Gamers have taken to a PS4 subreddit claiming they were hit and are describing the same effects. The hack stems from a message that contains a string of characters that literally shuts down their consoles.

If you are worried about the hack and you should be, there is a way to combat it. You could either manage your messaging preferences from a web browser or check incoming messages via the PlayStation iOS or Android app which is considered the best way to be safe. You can also just handle it via your console by going into the Account Management tab, then the Privacy Settings tab. You either can switch your messaging preferences to either only friends or just turn them off completely.

As for possibly how it all started, a user stated atop the subreddit threat used the attack against everyone on his team except for one person who happened to have his messaging on private. So basically this sounds like it stemmed from a disgruntled gamer who can’t handle losses very well.

Regardless we hope Sony is indeed paying attention to this and working on some sort of patch to combat this hack because it is very worrisome.

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Maybe They Didn’t Have to Grow Up… Toys ‘R’ Us Gets A New Wind in Q4

“I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys ‘R’ Us kid. They got so many toys at Toys ‘R’ Us that I can play with”

That jingle was the soundtrack of many an 80s baby’s birthday party or pre-Christmas joy. Sure there was Lionel Kiddie City and their Kangaroo “turned your frown upside down,” but Toys ‘R’ Us and Geoffrey the Giraffe did more than just flip your sad face to the happy face. Toys ‘R’ Us was heaven; each Barbie dream house represented the many mansions The Great One has for each goodie two shoes, the Twister games became glimmering bricks laid on those streets paved of gold and of course the Match Box cars lined them up and down each side.

But all of those images of crumbled in earlier this year when the company went into bankruptcy liquidation and seemingly pulled the plug on 800 stores. When they shut the doors of their US stores, the 70-year-old retailer let go over 31,000 workers.

But something happened and the owners had a change of heart. According to CNN, there were people interested in acquiring the company but this week the owners took an assessment of the remaining assets and decided to restart and rebrand the business.

The filing stated  that the company is considering “a new, operating Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us branding company,” and that it will “create new, domestic, retail operating businesses under the Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us names, as well as expand its international presence and further develop its private brands business.”

Toys ‘R’ Us has suffered over the last few years with the emergence of Walmart, Target, and Amazon as toy buying options. According to Business Insider, Walmart, Target and Amazon were able to slash prices on toys in such a way that the traditional stores could not compete. Even famed high-end toy store FAO Schwarz also suffered severely, as parents and grandparents opted to go to these one-stop shopping models, discount malls and internet spots to shop for their kids. Ironically, Toys ‘R’ Us acquired FAO Schwarz in 2009. And was sold in 2015 because it was not bringing in the projected earnings it once boasted.

Hopefully, the brand comes back stronger than ever with a new strategy to compete in this new era of shopping.


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