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Lil Nas X and a holographic mech were combined by Riot for the 2022 Worlds opening ceremony

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The League of Legends World Championship this year included Jackson Wang, Lil Nas X, and some remarkable technologies.

Lil Nas X, a popular musician, appeared to be lifted into the air during the closing seconds of the 2022 League of Legends World Championship opening ceremonies as a championship trophy hovered around him. It was a stunning demonstration of technological prowess and aesthetic vision, which is also why Riot esports’ creative director Carrie Dunn has been feeling a little anxious lately. There is tension involved, she claims, “every time you hoist a cultural superstar in the air for your finale.”

The Worlds tournament, where two teams compete against one another for a chance to win the championship trophy, is the pinnacle of League’s competitive year. The renowned Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, also known as the fantastic moniker the “unkillable demon king,” returned this year with his squad T1 to compete against fellow Korean team DRX. Even while the games themselves are entertaining, the opening ceremony frequently outshines them.

Riot, the company that created League, has already used holograms and augmented reality for its live events. The crew has had to get a little more inventive in recent years due to limits brought on by COVID. Last year ditched a live event entirely in favor of a massive music video associated with the debut of Arcane on Netflix, while 2020 included a mixed reality stage to make the audience-free competition feel more intense.

The crew intended to provide a spectacle that would appeal to viewers at home as well as those in the audience this year because the Chase Center in San Francisco was expected to be packed. Because AR only works well when you’re staring at a screen, that ruled it out. Instead, they made the decision to make use of a variety of technologies, including a big ground-level jumbotron-style display and a stage covered in thousands of LED panels. The incredibly large holograms, though, are undoubtedly the highlight.

Riot used a 3D Holonet in 2019, which is essentially a sophisticated gauze that can be projected images onto to provide a holographic illusion. The fictitious hip-hop group True Damage was able to take the stage in Paris thanks to this. The crew is employing the same equipment this year, but on a far greater scale. They were able to pull off the impressive mech moment thanks to three Holonet panels that can reach heights of 48 feet.

But it was also used in far simpler and more nuanced situations. During the opening ceremony, Pyke, a member of the League, made an appearance and appeared to employ his signature maneuver, the “bone skewer,” to draw a real person toward him. A hologram was used to bring Pyke to life, precise lighting cues were used to create the illusion of movement, and numerous performers were needed to execute the lighting cues flawlessly. Executive producer Nick Troop says, “The technical intricacy and ambition this year is, in my experience, a new peak.”

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Forges of Corruption DLC adds an explosive twist to the action-packed shooter Warhammer 40000: Boltgun

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Warhammer 40000: Boltgun proved to be an impressively well-crafted shooter, immersing players in the bleak and foreboding world of Game Workshop’s captivating universe. Now, fans can look forward to an extensive expansion with the Forges of Corruption DLC. Get ready to unleash the Emperor’s justice starting on June 18th on both PS5 and PS4.

Auroch Digital’s latest first-person shooter takes players on an exciting new campaign across five distinct environments. Undoubtedly, these pits will be teeming with heretics, including the treacherous Black Legion, who have recently received reinforcements in the form of Terminators armed with Lightning Claws and imposing Helbrutes. The Multi-Melta and Missile Launcher are now available for requisition, providing an effective means of eliminating enemy forces.

In addition, all players can enjoy the new Horde Mode, which offers four levels of difficulty and a unique set of in-game achievements to pursue. An upcoming navigation guide will provide players with a more forgiving experience when navigating through the game’s levels.

Have you acquired Warhammer 40000: Boltgun? Are you interested in experiencing additional content with the Forges of Corruption DLC? Engage in fierce battles against the adversaries of the Imperium in the comments section below.

 

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Sushi Ben Seems Like a Fantastic PSVR2-Based Manga Experience

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Immersing oneself in realistic worlds using the impressive capabilities of Sony’s PSVR2 headset is undeniably fantastic. However, there are instances where stylized visuals can prove to be more effective. Sushi Ben seems to have a good grasp on the concept of delivering a manga-inspired world, which will be available starting on May 28th. This lively release from Big Brane offers a delightful collection of mini-games, allowing players to immerse themselves in the charming atmosphere of a coastal town.

In order to prevent the local sushi bar from going out of business, you’ll have to lend a hand to the local townsfolk and engage in a range of activities to boost trade. As one would anticipate, fishing is the main focus as you embark on angling adventures to catch various types of fish in order to satisfy your customers’ desires.

And that’s not all! There is a wide array of activities to immerse yourself in, such as table tennis, bug-catching, dog walking, archery, and more. Each of these experiences fully utilizes the innovative motion-controlled gameplay that is exclusive to PSVR2. The manga art style in this game is truly impressive, featuring dynamic pop-up comic book panels and other visually stunning elements.

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Online previews of the upcoming Call of Duty game have been released in anticipation of its official announcement next month

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Activision has recently started teasing the upcoming Call of Duty game, captivating fans with a mysterious website and a tantalizing short clip. In this intriguing snippet, the slogan “The Truth Lies” is cleverly superimposed over the eyes of the iconic former USA presidents at Mount Rushmore. The website showcases a vintage television set where users can indulge in a variety of clips across six different channels. Below, you’ll discover the website link and an intriguing video showcasing Mount Rushmore.

Treyarch is the company behind the most recent game, which is likely to be another entry in the Call of Duty Black Ops subseries. The newest rumors indicate that the upcoming release is titled Black Ops 6 and is set to hit the shelves in October. Following the Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, 2024, a full reveal will be unveiled.

Billbil-Kun, a former PS Plus leaker, joined in by sharing what they believe to be a blurred image of the game’s key art. The scene reveals a discernible figure amidst a vibrant orange hue. Allow me to present the picture:

With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision, it seems that the company is poised to fulfill its promise of including the upcoming Call of Duty game in the Xbox Game Pass bundle. Nevertheless, adjustments will be necessary for the membership service to accommodate it, potentially resulting in a price increase. The title will be released as per usual on both the PS5 and PS4. Are you eagerly anticipating this year’s release? Feel free to leave your initial thoughts on the teaser- theme in the comments section.

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