Blizzard is organizing its yearly convention Blizzcon. Apart from the usual announcements, forums and other things the company also holds its world championship games. Those games are of course easy to follow on both Twitch and Youtube Gaming. You can find the full schedule here, but I will give you some direct links to my favorites:
These games can be watched on Twitch, so you don’t need a virtual ticket from Blizzard to witness these.
This weekend me and Mrs. Geek were in Vienna. (Incidentally, that is why there was no week in geek) Now of course we had a reason to be there: the Hollywood in Vienna gala honoring Alexandre Desplat, the composer of the soundtrack of Monuments Men and Imitation Game. The maestro was there and received the Max Steiner award for achievements in movie music.
The new strategy of Google is to go full Apple. Is the Pixel phone rocking great specs? Yes. Does it have a great camera? Yes. Metal body? Yes. But don’t think you’re gonna get it for Christmas. Santa isn’t made of money, you know. The same stickershock befell the owners of an Oculus Rift who want fancy new those controllers to go with their 699$/ € headset.
The world of Google has always looked different from that of Apple. The
search ad company has always handed their Android operating system to partners like Samsung and LG to let them do the hardware. As we are reading the tea leaves right now, that might change tomorrow.