In recent months, THQ Nordic (formerly Nordic Games) has released remastered editions of both Darksiders games. It appears that these titles were released in preparation for a brand-new entry. Today, the company has officially announced Darksiders 3.Darksiders takes place in the distant future after the biblical Apocalypse has wiped out humanity. The first two games centered around the mystery of who (or what) initiated the Apocalypse prematurely. Like the previous titles, players will once again play one of the famed Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The reveal trailer below gives us a taste of what to expect. Hands-On: ‘Sparklite’ Is a Fun Zelda-Inspired RoguelikeSteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming Headset Stay on target “Return to an apocalyptic planet Earth in Darksiders 3, a hack-n-slash action adventure where players take on the role of Fury in her quest to hunt down and dispose of the Seven Deadly Sins,” said THQ Nordic on their website. “The Charred Council calls upon Fury to battle from the heights of heaven down through the depths of hell in a quest to restore humanity and prove that she is the most powerful of the Horsemen.”Fury is a whip-wielding mage. She must hunt down her targets and slay many foul beasts in an “open-ended, living, free-form” world. Like her brothers, War and Death, Fury has to travel between different environments to “uncover secrets while advancing the Darksiders 3 story.THQ Nordic is developing Darksiders 3 alongside Gunfire Games. Gunfire’s team contains many of the original developers that created Darksiders. “The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception,” said THQ Nordic business director Reinhard Pollice. “There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders 3, beginning with our unpredictable and enigmatic hero Fury—a mage who is considered the most powerful of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!”There’s no solid release date for Darksiders 3. All we know at this time is that it will be released sometime in 2018 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Stay tuned for more information as it develops.
U.S. Army To Test Remote-Controlled Combat VehiclesDomino’s Brings Autonomous Pizza Delivery to Houston The Dubai Police are already utilizing the Hoverbike S3 as part of the city’s plans to adapt “smart city” initiatives.According to Hoversurf, the Hoverbike S3’s frame was created using different types of carbon fiber technology, and the ergonomics of the pilot’s seat have been improved in the new model to allow the rider to sit comfortably at any height.Photo Credit: HoversurfThe Hoverbike S3 has also been updated with a new hybrid lithium-manganese-nickel battery that allows riders to fly up to 40 minutes in “drone mode.” Safety features include auto-stabilizers, auto-takeoff, and auto-landing; and an electronic safety system, which includes emergency landing, sound and visual warning system, and anti-interference screening.You can preorder the Hoverbike S3 for $150,000, for delivery in two to 6 months. Hoversurf requires a $10,000 reservation deposit, and takes PayPal.More on Geek.com:Robots to Build Robots at Shanghai FactoryVirgin Orbit Unveils ‘LauncherOne’ RocketPhotographer Creates Camera Lens Out of Ice Ever dreamed of commuting via your very own Star Wars-style hovering vehicle? If you have $150,000 to spare, you’re in luck. The Russian tech company Hoversurf has announced that its Hoverbike S3 2019 vehicles are ready for production and preorders are open.The craft, which weighs around 253 pounds, relies on four heavy-duty propellers to stay airborne. It’s capable of taking an adult rider 16 feet above the ground, at speeds of up to 60 mph for 10 to 25 minutes, depending on weight and weather conditions.Photo Credit: Hoversurf Stay on target
Stay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form It seems like it took at least a few years before every company with content to watch decided to challenge Netflix with its own streaming TV service, leading to our current world where the streaming wars have just tricked cord cutters into falling for the cable model again. But there arguably hasn’t even been one video game streaming service worth caring about yet and still we see battle lines being drawn.The biggest news from GDC was Google’s Stadia, a new platform to stream the biggest games from Google’s powerful data centers on any device you own with an online Chrome connection. Microsoft also reassured developers that it is working on a similar service with XCloud. But now according to USGamer another big new challenger is potentially looking to get into the game streaming game: Walmart.Considering the report is only backed up by anonymous sources, there aren’t many concrete details here beyond “Walmart wants to make a game streaming service.” But USGamer points out facts like Walmart’s Area 71 data center and abandoned plans for a Netflix competitor as proof the retail giant has been considering a move like this for a while.And it does make sense. As a huge brick-and-mortar store Walmart would definitely take a hit if consumers stopped buying physical video games and just streamed them instead. So if you can’t beat them, join them, and join them quickly while there’s still time for a frontrunner to emerge in this new space.That said, as skeptical as we are about Google’s data-harvesting hands controlling the future of video games through streaming, Walmart isn’t that much better. The ubiquity of the “family friendly” chain has basically killed any real market for Adults Only games. And its “low prices” historically come from undercutting and destroying smaller competitors while also underpaying employees.Still, more competition in the upcoming video game streaming wars is a good thing. Google, Microsoft, or Walmart can’t be a monopoly if they are all fighting each other. And it took months of Google rumors before Stadia became a thing so who knows if and when Walmart’s game streaming dreams might become a reality.For more on Walmart’s potentially creepy tech ambitions here’s their robot fry cook Flippy and check out this patent for a Walmart shopping cart that checks your pulse.