Tony Hawk's Pro Skater documentary set to premiere at Mammoth Film Festival

The Birdman flies

"Pretending I’m a Superman," the documentary about Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, is finally ready for its debut. The documentary is going to make its premiere at the Mammoth Film Festival on Feb. 29th, 2020. The film was funded through IndieGoGo all the way back in 2017, and the team has been hard at work securing interviews with anyone/everyone involved with the series. Expect features with Tony Hawk himself, alongside fellow skateboarders Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero, and Chad Muska.

Diablo and Overwatch animated TV series' in development, according to Activision Blizzard president

One for Netflix, and one for...something else

Activision Blizzard president Nick van Dyk has let loose with some pretty big details on things in the works for major Activision Blizzard IP. The blurbs you see below come straight from van Dyk's LinkedIn profile.

* Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s IP, rendered in anime style. The show is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix.

* With my creative partner, developed and sold an animated series based Blizzard's Overwatch franchise.

Those projects obviously aren't announced yet, so I'd imagine these blurbs will get pulled from the LinkedIn profile soon. That said, I logged into my LinkedIn profile and can verify the listings to be real.

IGN Video - Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Developers React to 47 Minute Speedrun

Watch as three key members of the Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled dev team react to speedrunner Keronari's incredible playthrough of their game.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy get sizable limited-time discounts on the Switch eShop

Some N. Sane deals

Whether you live in Europe or North America, it doesn't matter. Activision has slashed the price of two Crash Bandicoot games in half on the Switch eShop. You can snag Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for $24 right now, and the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is sitting at $20. You have until Feb. 21st, 2020 to hop on these deals.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy now available for 50% off on the Switch eShop

Reigniting sales

If you've been holding out on picking up the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, today might be the perfect time to take the plunge. The game is currently on-sale for 50% off, dropping the price to $20 from the usual $40. No word on how long the deal will last, so don't wait around too long!

Boundary Break: Finding out-of-bound secrets in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy

What's hiding just out of the camera's view?

Lets take the camera absolutely anywhere we want to learn more about Spyro The Dragon in the Reignited Trilogy!

Activision Blizzard And Google Enter Into Multi-Year Strategic Relationship, YouTube The New Streaming Partner For Overwatch

Where to watch Overwatch

Activision Blizzard and Google announced today a multi-year strategic relationship to power new player experiences. Google Cloud will serve as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard's game hosting infrastructure and YouTube as its exclusive streaming partner worldwide, excluding China, for live broadcasts of its popular esports leagues and events — including Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone Esports, and more.

With hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world, Activision Blizzard sought a partner to help enhance its gaming infrastructure, as well as deliver superior, low-latency player experiences. The company turned to Google Cloud because of its highly reliable global footprint, advanced data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, and commitment to open source, creating a platform for building future gaming innovations.

Players will benefit by experiencing premium network quality-of-service, including low latency and packet loss when playing high-fidelity games on any device. They will also have optimal personalized interactions, as Activision Blizzard can tap into Google Cloud's AI tools to offer curated recommendations for in-game offers and differentiated gaming experiences.

"We've worked closely with Activision Blizzard for the past few years across mobile titles to boost its analytics capabilities and overall player experience," said Sunil Rayan, Head of Gaming, Google Cloud. "We are excited to now expand our relationship and help power one of the largest and most renowned game developers in the world."

"We're excited to partner with Google to drive the next generation of gaming innovation for the industry. Google Cloud's best-in-class infrastructure gives us the confidence to deliver great entertainment to our fans around the world," said Jacques Erasmus, Chief Information Officer, Activision Blizzard.

Additionally, beginning this week, YouTube will host the official live broadcasts of Activision Blizzard's popular esports leagues and events including the newly created Call of Duty League, Overwatch League, Hearthstone Esports, and more. The inaugural Call of Duty League season kicks off on Friday, January 24, with 12 teams competing in Minnesota, and the Overwatch League's 2020 season will follow on February 8. All competitions will be livestreamed on each league's YouTube channel and will include archived and other special content.

"With more than 200 million gamers a day watching more than 50 billion hours of gaming content per year, YouTube provides gamers and their passionate fans with the most popular video gaming platform in the world," said Ryan Wyatt, Head of Gaming, YouTube. "Both the Overwatch League and Call of Duty League are the quintessential examples of world class esports content. As a former Call of Duty esports commentator myself, I couldn't be more excited for Activision Blizzard to choose YouTube as its exclusive home for the digital live streaming of both leagues. This partnership further demonstrates our dedication to having a world class live streaming product for gaming."

"This is an exciting year for Activision Blizzard Esports as we head into the inaugural season of Call of Duty League and our first ever season of homestands for Overwatch League all around the world," said Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports. "It's our mission to deliver high-quality competitive entertainment that our fans can follow globally, live or on-demand, and to celebrate our players as the superstars that they are. This partnership will help us deliver on that promise at new levels, by combining our passionate communities of fans and players with YouTube's powerful content platform and exciting history of supporting next-generation entertainment."

This collaboration with Activision Blizzard represents Google's ongoing commitment to supporting game developer success around the globe. Across its business units, Google offers comprehensive solutions for game developers, empowering them to create great games, connect with players, and scale their businesses.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled - Rustland Grand Prix gameplay

Outrun your opponents in this post-apocalyptic wasteland, where chaos reigns and only the boldest racers earn the spoils! Unlock new skins and karts to gear up for your rumble through an intense new track. Plus, fill your Nitro Gauge to earn a monstrous new character who’s fit for the setting. Lastly, fans might recognize Crash holding a special trophy this Grand Prix. In celebration of winning the Best Racing game at the 2019 Game Awards, Crash is showing off his newly acquired hardware on the title screen in game.

Activision confirms a 7th Grand Prix event for Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Get ready for Rustland

Looks like Activision has more racing fun planned for Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled in the new year. A blog from Activision has confirmed that the 7th installment is coming, which you can see a tease for below.

Then be on the lookout for details on Grand Prix #7 after the new year. Get ready for the post-apocalyptic chaos of Rustland!

Real-life Overwatch loot box made for a wedding proposal

Now that's some loot!

Gavin Carter, the lead producer of Fallout 3, wanted to propose to his girlfriend in a special way. Turns out they're both fans of Overwatch, which is why Carter wanted a real-life loot box to get the job done. YouTube channel Optimistic Geometry was up to the task, and you can see their creation in the clip above.


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