DC Comics and Warner Bros. held their first ever FanDome event today, a virtual convention that brought with it new movie trailers, announcements, and exciting gameplay footage.
From Warner Bros. Games Montreal’s Gotham Knights reveal (including nearly eight minutes of footage) to the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League and an update on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series at Netflix, a lot happened. Here are the biggest moments (and videos) from DC FanDome. If you missed it, there are encore panels playing for the next several hours. Head over to DC FanDome’s schedule for a full list of repeat performances.
Gotham Knights announcement: As mentioned above, one of the biggest announcements was one fans have waited more than a year for — Gotham Knights is Warner Bros. Games Montreal’s new open-world title. The developers brought a four-minute cinematic trailer introducing the various playable characters (including Batgirl and Robin), alongside gameplay footage.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League trailer: Set to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” the trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League finally arrived. The trailer includes a number of entirely new scenes that weren’t included in the original version of the film, which was released in 2017. There’s no specific release date yet, but Snyder’s version of Justice League will hit HBO Max in 2021. It will air in four, hour-long installments.
First look at Robert Pattinson in The Batman: Director Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson brought the first official trailer for The Batman to FanDome. The trailer sets up a Gotham City riddled with crime (surprise, surprise), with Bruce Wayne trying to figure out his place in it all. There are appearances from Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright’s James Gordon, and more.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League reveal: Rocksteady Studios (the team behind Arkham City and Arkham Knight) finally revealed its new game, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League with a lengthy trailer. The title is a new action game starring the infamous super villain team, and is a continuation of the Arkham universe, according to Rocksteady. How that actually plays out remains unclear right now. The game will be launching on in 2022 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
Wonder Woman 1984 trailer introduces Cheetah: Yes, Gal Gadot is back as Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Chris Pine is back as Steve Trevor, but the coolest part about the new Wonder Woman 1984 trailer is Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah. Although Wiig’s Barbara was introduced in the first trailer, this marked the first time we saw her transform into the villainous character. Somewhere, Cats director Tom Hooper is silently cheering.
The Suicide Squad roster of villains unveiled: Although we didn’t get a full trailer for The Suicide Squad (director James Gunn is in the editing bay), we did get a “roll call” teaser unveiling the lineup of villains. Plus, a pretty funny behind-the-scenes featurette does give us a glimpse into the director’s sequel.
The Flash’s new costume: A panel for Andy Muschietti’s The Flash was short and sweet, and while there’s no teaser just yet, we did get our first look at Barry Allen’s new costume. Ezra Miller will reprise the role.
First look at Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam: Dwayne Johnson teamed up with DC Comics’ Jim Lee and artist BossLogic to create a cool concept video for Black Adam. The video gives a glimpse at Johnson in the Black Adam costume. Johnson spent the panel answering questions from fans about how powerful Black Adam is, what drew him to the role (“I love that he’s an anti-hero”), and the story he wants to explore. Johnson also teased how certain characters from the Justice Society of America — Hawkman, Doctor Fate, Cyclone, and Atom Smasher — will be incorporated into Black Adam.
Netflix’s Sandman series update: Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series is still happening at Netflix, but because of production issues caused by COVID-19, it’s unclear when the series will debut. One interesting note from Gaiman: Netflix’s version of The Sandman will still “start in 1916, but the thing that happens in Sandman 1, the point that the story starts is not 1988. It’s now.” This will allow Gaiman and his team to think about what this will do “to the gender of characters, what is that going to do to the nature of characters?” Gaiman called it a pretty “liberating” experience.
Minecraft's next Mob will either be Glow Squid, Iceologer, Moobloom – GoNintendo
When Minecraft Live rolls around on Oct. 3rd, fans will be able to vote on the next Mob that will join the game. There will be three different Mobs to choose from; Glow Squid, Iceologer, and Moobloom. Read details on each Mob below.
This cold-hearted illager from Minecraft Dungeons thrives in snowy, icy, and rocky areas. If you vote for this hostile mob, they will move into the new mountain tops that tower over the Overworld. Do you really want that? These mountains are so tall that vegetation doesn’t grow on them – just spiky ice formations, rocks, and snow as far as the eye can see. The Iceologer would make these mountains even more challenging, since they don’t just want to hang out up there. Oh no, when you meet one of them they will hurl flying ice clouds at you. Vote for the Iceologer if you want to experience hardcore snowball fights with a stunning view!
This four-legged flower is a fan favorite from Minecraft Earth, and pretty much the opposite of hostile. Rumor has it that Mooblooms and bees will be able to interact with each other but nobody has told me exactly how. It’s almost like they want it to be a surprise and they don’t trust me. That is just rude as I am a consummate professional. Do you know how much restraint it took for me to write move instead of moo-ve just now? Anyway, vote for the Moobloom if you want the Flower Forest biome to be more floral than ever!
This shimmering sea creature also made its debut in Minecraft Earth, giving me the perfect opportunity to make a surf & turf joke but I won’t since I have already committed to writing a very serious article™. Let’s look at some factual facts instead of spending more time on puns, no matter how cleverly penned. The glow in Glow Squid doesn’t come from a bomb skin care routine but actually refers to the way it literally glows, in the same way that the Enderman’s eyes do. While we’re comparing this candidate to existing mobs, I can tell you that they are pretty similar to the squid that are already swimming around in Minecraft. They won’t attack players or other entities, but their glow is pretty atmospheric. That’s probably why they prefer dark bodies of water – the effect just isn’t the same in an already sun-drenched ocean. If you want to add more marine life to Minecraft and hasten the alleged squid uprising, vote for the Glow Squid!
Facebook has announced that Apple has finally agreed to give a brief payment respite for online paid events – Digital Information World
Facebook introduced its support for paid online events a while ago, and in true spirits to support the small businesses that were afflicted by the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook had announced that they could pay through Facebook Pay, and receive all the earnings from their events. Of course, the tax money will go to Facebook, but the overall earnings are supposed to go in the pockets of these small businesses. So, Facebook had requested Apple to waive off its 30% cut on in-app purchases on the App Store and give these recovering businesses a benefit, but Apple had dismissed the request at that time.
Now, however, Facebook has made another announcement that tells about the reversal of Apple’s decision. As per Facebook, online event fees will be processed through Facebook Pay and all the money earned through these events will directly go to the small businesses, minus taxes, as it was decided before. But now Apple has also decided that it will not receive its 30% cut until 31st December 2020, but this new rule still does not apply to game creators.
Although Facebook sounds as if it is the victor here, and even their announcement sounded much like a thinly veiled criticism on Apple. Joe Osborne, a Facebook spokesperson said that Apple has agreed to provide a brief respite for three months after which the struggling businesses will have to start paying Apple the full 30% App Store tax.
When the reason for exempting gaming creators from the new rule was asked, Vivek Sharma, the Vice President of Facebook Gaming said that Facebook had to get this much respite and concession, albeit temporary, with great difficulty.
It seems that he meant to say that Apple was not conceding at all to Facebook’s wishes and even this reprieve could be achieved because Facebook had to openly pressurize Apple to do so.
These jibes do not sound so decent. Although Facebook is trying to do something good, it is also going to receive a lot of attention too. After the closure of the Microsoft Mixer streaming service, and its partnering with Facebook Gaming, Facebook needs all the attention towards its streaming service now. Bringing down Apple is something that does not make much sense because Apple is a separate entity that is responsible for its own decisions and company rules.
Facebook went to such an extent to pressurize Apple that they even submitted an iOS app update stating that Apple takes 30% of this purchase in the payments section. Later, as per Facebook, Apple rejected the update because of the irrelevant information it had for the users.
About this whole scenario, Apple also had few words to exchange. It said that the App Store provides great business opportunities to different developers across 175 countries, and Apple has a fixed set of rules to provide a safe platform where these developers and businesses can grow and be successful. Now, Apple is giving a small respite to some businesses, and giving Facebook a chance to get these businesses into compliance with Apple’s rules and get them to agree to pay 30% of the cut to the App Store after the three months are over.
Upcoming Android Auto Update to Fix Google Pixel Compatibility Error – autoevolution
More specifically, users claimed that updating Android Auto wasn’t possible simply because the app no longer showed up in the Google Play Store, while using the direct link gets them to a message indicating that “this app isn’t compatible with your device anymore.”
Google started looking into what happens in mid-2020, and a member of the Android Auto team recommended users to double-check if the app they’re trying to update was the full version and not the one aimed at running on the phone screen.
“If you are using Pixel 3, Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 devices on Android 10 and getting this error message ‘This app isn’t compatible with your device anymore. Contact the developers for more info’, could you please check if the app you are trying to update is Android Auto or Android Auto for phone screens?” a message posted in June 2020 reads.
“Pixel 3, Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 devices don’t need Android Auto for phone screens, which enables Android 10 devices to show the Android Auto app icon, as these Pixel devices already have the icon enabled. It’s expected to get the error message if you are trying to update Android Auto for phone screens instead of Android Auto.”
This week, however, the search giant confirmed that it managed to fix the whole thing, and a future version of Android Auto would finally bring things back to normal on the Google Pixel 3a XL.
Google is projected to launch a new Android Auto update next week, but at this point, it’s still not known if a fix for this compatibility error is supposed to be included or not.
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