In brief: It seems like just about every major game release is being delayed this year due to either a lack of polish or coronavirus concerns. Cyberpunk 2077 was pushed back to September some time ago, and the Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds was delayed indefinitely. Fortunately, it has a new release date now: June 5. The hub-based sci-fi RPG from Obsidian was initially intended to launch on March 6, but the game was delayed indefinitely after port development studio Virtuous faced Covid-19 complications. … [Read more...] about The Outer Worlds’ Nintendo Switch port gets June 5 launch date following coronavirus-related delay
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Hey, I Know That Guy! Bryan Bishop, intentionally watched Jupiter Ascending last week: I had a complicated mix of emotions about last night’s episode. At first I was really excited to see Tuco, because it was a (sort of) friendly face that I already had an emotional connection with. But then it started to go sideways, starting with the wacky business with his grandmother. It felt a little Laverne & Shirley: fun, sure, but way too aware of itself. And that’s the biggest problem with what could be a parade of cameos. They’re going to be entertaining, and we all love characters from Breaking Bad — but by their very nature they’re wink-and-nods to the audience. That initial buzz of familiarity is going to be very short-lived, and then you’re left with the hangover of working yourself back into the show you’re actually watching. Thankfully, they seem to be tackling Tuco as more of a change agent than a central character, but what about Mike? He … [Read more...] about Better Talk Saul: an in-depth, spoiler-y analysis of the first two episodes
Peloton Peloton's indoor bicycle is an ideal -- albeit expensive -- quarantine companion. With its small footprint (it requires a four- by six-foot space), socially engaging workout classes and varied class durations, Peloton's bike is an excellent choice for cycling buffs. The company now offers a 30-day trial, letting you test ride the experience before committing to the $2,245 price tag, plus $30-a-month membership. If you decide against it, the company will arrange a pick-up and process a full refund. … [Read more...] about Gym closed? Here are some of the best home workout options
Stratolaunch images: Paul Allen's giant rocket-launching planeStratolaunch: biggest aircraft in history to launch spaceships (infographic)Paul Allen: billionaire backer of private space venturesMike Wall is the author of "Out There" (Grand Central Publishing, 2018; illustrated by Karl Tate), a book about the search for alien life. Follow him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Facebook. … [Read more...] about Stratolaunch to launch hypersonic vehicles from world’s biggest airplane
"So, as hard as it would be, everybody but essential workers would have to remain inside until roughly June 1st," Emanuel wrote. Exceptions could be made for counties with few cases of COVID-19, and that have high capacity to perform diagnostic tests and the resources to trace infected people's contacts, he added. In these locations, potential cases of COVID-19 would have to be rapidly quarantined and positive cases would have to be adequately isolated to justify lax social distancing policies, he wrote. … [Read more...] about When will social distancing end? Two road maps chart the way.