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Blizzard Tried to Embed a Giant, Fake Axe in the Side of its Office Building

Blizzard tried to embed a giant, fake axe in the side of its office building. The company commissioned a massive replica of Gorehowl, an axe from World of Warcraft, for an ad display. Afterward, Blizzard considered plunging it into its building in Irvine, California as decoration, I learned while visiting the Blizzard campus for an event today. Unfortunately, the Irvine Company wouldn’t allow it.

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Vandals is a turn-based graffiti game.

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Vandals is a turn-based graffiti game. You sneak around cities like Tokyo and Paris while avoiding cops, dogs, and other authorities who hate it when walls look cool. The game will include works from over 40 real-life street artists and teach players how they’ve influenced culture. It’ll be out next month.

Epic Flew a Bunch of Twitch Streamers Out to GDC to Stream Fortnite on a Big Screen

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Epic flew a bunch of Twitch streamers out to GDC to stream Fortnite on a big screen. And ride a mechanical llama. Streamer Pookieface told me that the experience has been kinda nerve-wracking, but she eventually found her groove and won a victory royale, to big crowd applause. “It’s more of an adrenaline rush, and you don’t have your setup, but you try to make the best of it,” she said. As for the llama, well, that’s a different animal. “Maybe before the convention’s over, I’ll give it another go—see if I can beat my 12-second personal best,” she said.