Are we excited that Massive is making a Star Wars game?Tim Clark, Brand Director: I love this. It's one of those announcements that just seems such a good fit that your brain immediately spins up with ideas. I played a lot of The Division, and only less of its sequel because by that point my Destiny 2 addiction had spiraled so irrevocably out of control. But if we're to assume that this new Star Wars game will be some sort of shared-world looter shooter, then the license feels like an incredibly good fit. What I think the continued love for KOTOR tells us is that Star Wars fans want to live in this universe, not just blow through a quick campaign like Fallen Order, and although live service loot games have a bit of a bad rap right now—largely I think because they're so hard to get right—Massive is one of very few studios with the experience to pull it off. … [Read more...] about What do we want from Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars game?
Power dressing in the corporate world
'Similarly, the people behind January 6, 2021, mobilized right-wing extremists of every stripe - white supremacists, neo-Nazis, QAnon, anti-Semites, antigovernment militias, xenophobes, anti-feminists - and brought them together as a movement in what amounted to a Woodstock festival for extremists. … [Read more...] about ‘Homegrown insurgency’: General McChrystal compares MAGA rioters to Al-Qaeda – saying they also followed a ‘powerful leader’ – and claims that ‘Stop the Steal’ is a rallying cry like the Lost Cause was after the Civil War
That date was set to be a day of reckoning on almost every front: Swiss Bank was about to go public if its £57 million was not repaid, Goldman Sachs was going to announce it had been selling MCC shares after repeated delays to the repayment of its loans, while Maxwell was scheduled to meet MGN’s audit committee to explain a £38 million hole in the pension funds. … [Read more...] about Countdown to the fall: Besotted by his PA, £1billion in debt and regressing into childlike behaviour that appalled his family… Robert Maxwell’s last days before drowning are depicted in electrifying detail in new book