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Eric Andre Is Turning His Hilarious ‘Rapper Warrior Ninja’ Set Into A Show On Quibi

Eric Andre

Source: Eric Andre / Adult Swim

Calling Eric Andre’s brand of comedy and stand up different is an understatement. His weird but ridiculously hilarious Adult Swim talk show is heading to Quibi in the form of his Rapper Warrior Ninja segment.

Announced by the streaming company, Quibi — which is also launching Offset’s new car show Skrrt With Offset —  the show is described to be the “biggest rap battle to ever hit the hip hop world.” The segment initially lived on Andre’s Adult Swim talk show is a knockoff of American Ninja Warrior and featured rappers such as A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, and more rapping while they navigate through a treacherous obstacle course. It is currently in production for its 5th season.

If you haven’t seen an episode of the unusual talk show, it features co-host and fellow comedian-actor Hannibal Buress coupled with ridiculous segments and over the top bits. Past guests on the show include T.I., Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Rogen, Stacey Dash, Andy Samberg, Lauren Conrad, Chris Rock, and more.

When Rapper Warrior Ninja arrives, it will be hosted by the actor, comedian, and musician who also co-created and executive produced alongside Kitao Sakurai. If you need a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming Quibi show, take a gander at the video below.

Photo: Eric Andre / Adult Swim

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Adobe Working On Bringing Photoshop To Your Smartphone

Adobe's Announces New Photoshop Camera App

Source: Manuel Blondeau – Corbis / Getty

Adobe the makers of the powerful photo editing software Photoshop is working on an app that will help the casual camera phone photog take more creative images. The company announced a new app that will bring the editing software directly to your phone’s camera.

The Adobe Photoshop Camera app was announced on Monday (Nov.4) by the company’s President and Chief Technology Officer Abhay Parasnis in a blog post on the Adobe’s press site. Parasnis describes the new app as an “AI-powered mobile camera app that brings incredible Photoshop magic directly to the point of capture” in the post.

In Adobe’s company’s quest to make Photoshop easy to use for everyone, the company announced that it used it’s powerful AI, Adobe Sensei, as the framework for the app. Combined with Photoshop Express, users ability to capture photos and turn them in creative moments are significantly increased. As far as how the app will work, Parasnis broke it down in the blog post stating:

“With Photoshop Camera you can capture, edit, and share stunning photos and moments – both natural and creative – using real-time Photoshop-grade magic right from the viewfinder, leaving you free to focus on storytelling with powerful tools and effects. Leveraging Adobe Sensei intelligence, the app can instantly recognize the subject in your photo and provide recommendations, and automatically apply sophisticated, unique features at the moment of capture (i.e., portraits, landscapes, selfies, food shots), while always preserving an original shot. It also understands the technical content (i.e., dynamic range, tonality, scene-type, face regions) of the photo and automatically applies complex adjustments.”

Users can also look forward to custom lenses created by influencers and celebrities. Pop Star Billy Eilish has already contributed her unique creativity to the app with her own lenses. Adobe Photoshop Camera is not out yet, but you can sign up here to preview the app before its official rollout.

To get a good sense of how it will work on your phone, you can watch it in action in the announcement video below.

Photo: Manuel Blondeau – Corbis / Getty

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Vince Staples & Dreamville’s Bas Battle In ‘NBA 2K20’ As Part of Amazon Music’s ‘Versus’ Series

Vince Staples & Bas To Faceoff In 'NBA 2K20' On Twitch

Source: Taylor Hill / Getty

Hip-Hop and gaming go hand in hand, that’s why Amazon Music’s Versus series featuring Vince Staples and Bas makes perfect sense.

Tuesday (Nov.5) Staples will challenge Dreamville rapper Bas in a friendly but competitive game of NBA 2K20. Fans of each artist can watch it all go down on the popular streaming network at 4pm EST Twitch. The stream will be hosted by the very well-known Twitch streamer and gaming personality JERICHO, who will also conduct an interview with Staples during the matchup.

While going head to head with Bas, Staples will also be playing music fro Amazon Music subscribers via the Amazon Music Twitch extension during the broadcast, including his latest release “Sheet Music.” The outspoken rapper also just recently dropped the second episode of his comedy series The Vince Staples Show.

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Not to be outdone, Bas also announced that he is releasing new music this week and even gave fans a sample of what to expect on his Instagram account.

So make sure to tune in at 4pm cause this is definitely a showdown you don’t want to miss. Both Staples and Bas are big-time gamers, and we are sure they will bring excitement and trash talk.

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Offset Launching His Own Car Show ‘Skrrt With Offset’ On Streaming Platform Quibi

Offset Is Getting His Own Car Show On New Streaming Network Quibi

Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

We learned earlier this month that Offset is launching two gaming-themed shows on the streaming network Caffeine. The Wrap is reporting the rapper will be dropping his own car show called Skrrt With Offset next year.

The show will live on Quibi, another streaming platform, and will focus on celebrities and their favorite whips. The Migos co-founder will be riding in the passenger seat with his famous guests, and they detail the stories behind their prized vehicles. In a statement, the rapper born Kiari Cephus made sure to point out he knows a thing or two about cars.

“Quibi will give me a chance to connect with my fans in yet another way. They don’t know how much I know about cars for real. This platform will let them see there is more to me than just buying cars.”

The show will be produced by STXTelevision and Scott Weintrob. If the name sounds familiar to you car enthusiasts, Weintrob is also behind Top Gear and Netflix’s Fastest Car. Speaking about the new show, Weinthrob stated:

“From ‘Fastest Car to Top Gear, we have creatively helped define the television car genre. Skrrt with Offset will continue to drive the genre to the next level, and I’m excited to cross the finish line with Offset as he is a true car expert.”

Skrrt With Offset premieres on Quibi, a new streaming service April 6, 2020. If you are looking to add another bill, it will cost $4.99 for ad-supported viewing and $7.99 without it.

Offset is definitely making sure his money isn’t just a result of his music, his recent investments in FaZe clan, and the announcement of these shows definitely show that.

Get your money Offset.

Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

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On-Brand?: FaZe Clan Co-Founder Allegedly Goes Ham In Vegas Hotel Room

FaZe Banks Allegedly Trashes Las Vegas Hotel Room

Source: Paras Griffin / Getty

Insanely popular Esports athlete, FaZe Banks, is under investigation for allegedly going ham on his Las Vegas hotel room. TMZ Sports reports he has caused more than $30K in damage.

The 27-year-old professional gamer co-founded the successful Esports crew FaZe Clan who’s members are best known for kicking ass in such games as Call of Duty, Fortnite, Overwatch, and more. They are also known for being the “bad boys” of Esports if these allegations are true; this behavior is on-brand. The clan is so famous in fact that Offset, Post Malone, and Lil Yachty are members. The celebrity gossip site details an Oct.14 night where Banks allegedly destroyed the room.

Per TMZ:

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EA’s Delayed ‘NBA Live 20’ Is Now Canceled, Will Return For Next Generation Consoles

EA Announces It Will Not Be Releasing 'NBA Live 20'

Source: EA / NBA Live 19

NBA Live 20 got its wig pushed back by EA back in July with the studio assuring fans the game would most likely hit shelves during All-Star weekend. If you were a fan looking forward to the next game in the famed basketball video game franchise dropping, we have sad news, it’s not happening.

EA confirmed NBA Live 20’s demise via a Tweet stating that with the help of the NBA and NBPA, it will be working hard to bring something “fresh” for next-generation players.

EA’s chief executive Andrew Wilson further clarified the game studio’s decision not to move forward with NBA Live 20 stating:

“We’re not launching a new NBA Live HD product this season. Instead, we’re expanding our vision, leaning hard into the new leading-edge platforms, and taking the time to ensure we deliver against the opportunity for our players.”

NBA Live 20 being shelved marks the fourth time an NBA Live game has not made it onto home consoles. NBA Live 11 (mobile only) never saw the light of day after a hilariously buggy demo ruined it. NBA Live 12 was never announced due to to the fact EA switched the game’s studio. NBA Live 13 was canceled, and NBA Live 17 only lived on mobile devices, failing to arrive on consoles once again.

EA did manage to drop two solid games in NBA Live 18 and 19, but the NBA 2K franchise stole all of its thunder and all of its players. It’s sad because the 2K franchise could use the competition to keep it on its toes. Despite being the biggest selling game as of last month, 2K20 launched with some serious issues that had 2K fans actually calling out Ronnie 2K on Twitter.

Welp, we shall see if EA succeeds in delivering a new NBA Live game on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Project Scarlett by next holiday season when the two consoles launch.

Photo: EA / NBA Live 19

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New ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Shows Even More Glorious Lightsaber Play

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Source: EA / Respawn

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s November 15 release date is quickly approaching, and to celebrate EA and Respawn are giving fans another look at the game in a new launch trailer.

In the new Fallen Order launch trailer, we not only get a better glimpse of the young Jedi, Cal Kestis, and his adorable droid BD-1 but his foes, allies, and the worlds he will travel to. We also get to see some more of the impressive lightsaber combat that is “absolutely killer,” according to Esquire, which details in its piece how Respawn drew inspiration from other classic games for Fallen Order.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order centers around Cal who is on the run following the execution of Order 66 that saw the clone Storm Troopers turn their weapons on their Jedi generals.

In the 1:06 clip, Cal is informed by Cere (Debra Wilson) that they have lost the war, and the “Empire is hunting Jedi survivors,” and that they know who he is. While showing off the games impressive graphics and gameplay, Cal takes on two members of the Inquisition, the Second and Ninth Sister. Cal’s hunters are also former Jedi, which adds even more intrigue to the story.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Source: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order / EA

The game’s story is taking its cues from Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #6. Based on what we have seen so far, Respawn’s Star Wars single-player adventure is the game we have been looking for based on the iconic film franchise. We can’t wait to get our hands on Star Wars Jed: Fallen Order when it arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 15.

You can watch the action-packed launch trailer below.

Photo: EA / Respawn

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‘Need For Speed: Heat’ Puts The Pedal To The Metal In New Launch Trailer

Need For Speed Heat

Source: Electronic Arts / Ghost Games

Need For Speed: Heat is at the start line and waiting for the signal to hit the gas as the games November 8 release date nears. Today (Oct.28), the folks at EA/ Ghost Games dropped the official launch trailer to get fans of the iconic racing video game franchise hyped.

With Jaden Smith’s “Goku” as the soundtrack, the latest trailer for Need For Speed: Heat pushes the pedal to the medal. The trailer features cars created by five fans through the games accompanying the NFS Heat Studio app as a celebration of its success ripping through drifting through the hot streets of the fictional locale of Palm City.

In a press release, EA boasts that millions of custom rides have been created via the app and that players have spent an average of 24 minutes using it to customize their vehicles. Not wanting to leave the eye-opening designs on the showroom floor, EA decided to select 100,000 fans creations and send them their own versions of the trailer featuring their unique design as the “hero car” in the spot.

Celebrities have also gotten into the act, French Montana, A$AP Ferg, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as wells car brands Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Polestar and Honda joined in on the racing action. BMX magician Nigel Sylvester has also helped get players hyped for the game by dropping films using his unique film style, capturing a night of him racing through the Miami streets in his Mercedes Benz AMG GTR.

Need For Speed: Heat looks to bring new energy to the famed racing video game franchise with its brand-new-open world gameplay where street racers compete in sanctioned events to earn bank during the day only to risk it all night to build rep. The game launches Nov. 8 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The NFS Studio app is available now in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

You can watch the launch trailer for Need For Speed: Heat below.

Photo: Electronic Arts / Ghost Games

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Apple FINALLY Announces AirPods Pro, Twitter Reacts To The New Clout Pods

AirPods Pro

Source: Courtesy of Apple

Rumors have been swirling about Apple’s AirPods Pro since last June. Since then, we have seen an update to the original AirPods and dropped two new Beats headphones. Today (Oct.28), the tech giant FINALLY announced the high-end version of its wireless earbuds.

What sets the AirPods Pro aside from the lower-end model is the fact that it features Active Noise Cancellation, an all-new design, and immersive sound.  Apple boasts the AirPods Pro are even more lightweight than the original model and will now have three silicone ear tips that contours to the user’s ears. The silicone tips help provide a superior seal that ensures the AirPods Pro delivers immersive sound.

AirPods Pro

Source: Courtesy of Apple

The AirPods Pro also utilizes an innovative vent system that aims to equalize pressure, to help minimize the discomfort most in-ear-headphone users experience. The Pros will also be sweat-and-water resistant like the regular AirPods as well, making them perfect everyday physical actives and your workouts.

With the help of Adaptive EQ, the AirPods Pro deliver “superior sound quality” by automatically tuning the low- and mid-frequencies of the music to the shape of the user’s ear. This results in a vibrant and immersive listening experience. The custom high dynamic range the AirPods Pro features promises to extend battery life and at the same time, produces “pure, clean sound.”

AirPods Pro

Source: Courtesy of Apple

Speaking of battery life, Apple states the AirPods Pro will deliver the same excellent battery life as the original AirPods giving users up to five hours of listening time. With Active Noise-Cancellation mode active, the AirPods Pro will provide up to four and a half hours of listening time. You will also get up to three and a half hours of talk time on a single charge, according to Apple. Paired with the charging case, the AirPods Pro can deliver up to 24 hours of listening time and over 18 hours of talk time.

AirPods Pro

Source: Courtesy of Apple

Other features users can look forward to after they spend $249 on the AirPods Pro is voice-activated Siri, audio sharing, announce messages, transparency mode, and the Ear Tip Fit Test. The new high-end arrives on Oct. 30 via apple.com. Twitter had thoughts about Apple’s latest clout accessory if you thought AirPod owners were bougie before way till these bad boys drop. You can see the reactions

Photo: Courtesy of Apple

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Word?: Xbox One Owners Claim ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Is Bricking Consoles

Gamers Claim 'COD: Modern Warfare' Is Bricking Xbox One Consoles

Source: Activision / Infinity Ward

Gamers across the globe have “gone dark” this past weekend with the launch/reboot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The game’s arrival wasn’t without issues. Activision/Infinity Ward has some serious cleaning up to do.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is serving as the launching pad for cross-play, faced severe server issues that kept players from accession the game’s online-based modes. On top of that issue, some Xbox One players are saying the game is “bricking” their consoles. The game’s developer, Infinity Ward, is aware of the issue and according to the Subreddit dedicated to Modern Warfare, is working on a solution to the problem.

In a statement issued by Infinity Ward:

“We have identified an issue that is affecting some players on Xbox One X. Players affected are experiencing crashes. We are working with Microsoft to address the issue. We genuinely can’t thank you all enough for providing us with your ongoing feedback this launch, every bit of information helps. Stand by for more updates on this issue soon, and thank you for your patience and your help while we work towards a solution.”

Users have responded to the post sharing the statement claiming Modern Warfare is indeed bricking their consoles despite none of the claims being verified. One particular user who goes by name Jason–Todd claims that “bricking” is unlikely even though the game might freeze, causing the console to become unresponsive.

The game would literally have to somehow delete the console OS or overheat it beyond the safety settings built into the motherboard itself.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t the first game to face these claims. Anthem and Borderlands 3 players also made the claim that both titles were “bricking” their consoles as well. To be on the safe side, Xbox One owners should refrain from playing the game until Infinity Ward rolls out a fix addressing the “issues.” PlayStation 4 owners have not experienced any problems yet as far as we know.

Photo: Activision / Infinity Ward

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