On Wednesday, Xbox held a showcase called Developer Direct where the devs of five games releasing in 2023 were able to talk directly to viewers about their games through a pre-recorded event — think Nintendo Direct but fewer trailers and more talking. While all but one of the games on the list weren’t really a surprise we can still say the event left us anticipating a big year for Xbox in 2023. Especially because we know they have even bigger titles on the way that haven’t been shown off yet. Minecraft Legends – April 18The event led off with Minecraft Legends, an RTS Minecraft game which sounds kind of weird until you start hearing them talk about it, then it becomes clear that no franchise needed an RTS more than Minecraft. Usually when a brand new game gets announced the best you can hope for is a release date that same year.
The result isn’t a surprise, but what remains fairly jarring is just how bad things are with Russell Westbrook. On Tuesday night, this led Charles Barkley to plead with the Lakers to trade Westbrook, saying they’ve taken all of the joy out of his life. Quite frankly, it’s not the team that’s very…it’s not geared for him, with the roster they have as well. For me, I just want him to keep having that joy, keep having that excitement, that fun. LeBron James on the Lakers’ 3-point shooting woes: “Our ball club is our ball club.3 months ago UPROXX
On Thursday, the eyes of the NBA migrated toward Little Caesars Arena for a duel between the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons, the lone game of the night. Although last year’s defensive resurgence garnered much of the acclaim (eighth in defensive rating, 21st the season prior), the Mavericks plied their trade on offense following the Kristaps Porzigins-Spencer Dinwiddie deal. If the Mavericks want to maximize his splendid season, the offense can’t hover a couple ticks above pedestrian. The overwhelming basis of Dallas’ offense is to yield mismatches for Doncic, Wood, and Dinwiddie, all of whom are fit to thrive in these scenarios. Doncic, Wood, and Dinwiddie’s individual scoring numbers aren’t hurt by those instances.1 month ago UPROXX
If you’ve ever wanted to see Elon Musk tied to a chair in an abandoned warehouse, you are probably not alone in that. But would you ever actually create a video of Musk and his likeness in order to fulfill said daydream? According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, these DeepFake videos are becoming popular among small companies that don’t have the budget to actually hire a real celebrity. “Deepfake technology does have the potential to be extremely harmful,” said Dayne Biggs, owner of Slack Shack Films, who produced the viral Musk video. And you have to be the one to explain to your second cousin Martha that it’s not actually Elon Musk in the low-budget ads (assuming they even know who he is at all).3 months ago UPROXX
Not only was it a loss to a team the Lakers expect to be battling for a play-in spot in the West, it came after L.A. was up 102-95 with just under two minutes to play. The Lakers should have been able to put the game away, but a series of bad shots and suddenly porous defense allowed Damian Lillard and Jerami Grant to swipe a road win for the Blazers. In the moment, it was a head-scratching play for a number of reasons, but as ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry noted, even if you strip away Westbrook’s struggles with his shot this year, it’s not a shot anyone every takes in that situation. Russell Westbrook has made 3 of 17 jump shots this season. Also, he is the only player that has attempted a jump shot with under 30 seconds to go and 15+ seconds left on the shot clock with their team up by 1 possession in the last 4 seasons.3 months ago UPROXX
This is a problem I have had with movies for a while now. The action opens in a church with Keanu lighting candles to honor the wife he lost early in the first movie. Speaking of new cast members in this installment, look at freaking Bill Skarsgard. Very few action movies in the history of film have staged action sequences as well as these suckers, and I am pleased to report that this appears to still be the case. Keanu Reeves drifting through the streets of Paris firing a handgun out of a muscle car that appears to have recently had its driver’s side door ripped off.2 months ago UPROXX
While 2022 is coming to a close, there are still a number of highly-anticipated album releases that are set to come out before the end of the year. These are our most anticipated albums for the rest of 2022. Her Loss drops on October 28th and the rappers made the announcement midway through the new “Jimmy Cooks” video. Expect more of 21 Savage’s monotone storytelling mic savagery and Drake’s undeniable ability to keep making hits. Stormzy – This Is What I Mean November 25 Few British rap stars have grown to international acclaim quite like Stormzy.3 months ago UPROXX
Videos from Crypto.com Arena showed that several Grizzlies players, primarily Dillon Brooks, jawed with Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe. Tee Morant and Shannon Sharpe just cleared the air during the third quarter intermission pic.twitter.com/a6Hrg8AsH8 — Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) January 21, 2023It's all love between Shannon Sharpe and Tee Morant. pic.twitter.com/iSNeikINp1 — ESPN (@espn) January 21, 2023Of course, this kind of event is the exact sort of thing that leads to basketball fans firing off jokes, particularly about how no human on the planet actually wants to get into a fight with Steven Adams. Shannon Sharpe: Come over here and say it to my face then! You were looking **small** next to Steven Adams.10 days ago Uproxx