Anime Night Weekend Nightmare, Week of 4/3/16

Anime Night Weekend Nightmare, Week of 4/3/16


IKEA Creates Virtual Reality Kitchen Exploration Game

Virtual reality is a fantastic new technology that lets us experience things we could only dream of before. IKEA, being the visionary that they are, have used the power of VR to create the IKEA VR Experience, a... kitchen exploration game. Walk around the kitchen, open drawers, recycle vegetables—just like you were in a real kitchen! Technology is just fantastic, isn't it?


Blizzard Shuts Down Old School World of Warcraft Private Server

Back in November, I found out about Nostalrius, an "old school" World of Warcraft private server. I sent it to my brother, who said, "Have they been sued yet, or is that still coming?" I responded, "They're hosted in France," to which he responded, "So it's still coming." And it turns out, he was right about that. Nostalrius is shutting down due to a cease-and-desist order to their hosting provider. Some might say that Blizzard shouldn't shut down a server that 800,000 people play on and that's not costing them any money to run. Others might say that it wasn't the best decision for Nostalrius to be providing a way to play World of Warcraft without paying for any part of it. Still others might say something different. I don't know. I didn't ask them.

Life is Strange

Obviously Copyright Infringing Kickstarter Shut Down

This isn't really news, is it? A Kickstarter by some random fan of Life is Strange attempted to raise $20,000 to bribe the studio to create a sequel. If that didn't work, the plan was to use the money to buy the IP and pay another developer to make the sequel. With $20,000. Look, it's really obvious that this would get shut down. And it did. Hey, I need to fill this article somehow.


United States Congressman Spends More Than $1,300 of Campaign Funds on Steam

Duncan Hunter, a Republican congressman from California, became known after he vaped during a congressional hearing on the usage of e-cigarettes on airplanes. Yes, that really happened. Now he's in the news for something different and somehow even weirder: he borrowed over $1,300 of campaign funds to buy Steam games and hasn't paid it back. He blames it on his son using his credit card to buy video games, but he's still under investigation by the Federal Election Commission.

Fallout 4

Fallout 4's Wasteland Workshop Coming April 12th

The next Fallout 4 DLC is Wasteland Workshop, as we learned back in February. And we now know that it's coming April 12th, for $5. The DLC primarily features the ability to capture enemies and make them fight each other. There's also new design options for your settlement. After this comes Far Harbor, a more traditional Fallout DLC containing a new game area based on Bar Harbor, Maine.


Starbound Finally Getting a 1.0 Release At Some Point

Starbound was announced over four years ago, in February 2012. It was then released in early access a year and a half later, in December 2013. And it's finally getting a 1.0 release... at some point. Eventually! The developer has announced what features the final game will have, including "the complete Starbound story arc," more quests, improved crafting, pets, upgrades, and some other things. There's no release date, but it'll be happening.

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