Link Tank: Video Game Developers on How the Pandemic Reshaped the Industry

The pandemic and the gaming industry, the Snyder Cut, everything to know about April's pink moon, and more in today's Link Tank!

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Video game developers reveal how the pandemic has reshaped not just gaming, but the gaming industry.

“It’s not just personal gaming habits that have changed during the pandemic — making games has drastically changed too. Studios have been forced into remote development for the past year, which has been a pain point for the industry. That’s led to a string of high-profile game delays as developers struggle to wrangle giant projects together from afar.”

Read more Inverse.

The hype around the Justice League Snyder Cut has some people buzzing jokingly (or not?) about an NC-17 cut of Robin William’s Mrs. Doubtfire.

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“After four years of online campaigning, Snyder Cut diehards saw their dreams realized this weekend with HBO Max’s debut of Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The realization of something most of us never saw happening has been surprising and delightful, with Snyder finally getting to finish the film he always wanted to make. However, the successful Snyder Cut campaign has now emboldened film fans to start demanding director cuts of several movies. But it’s the Mrs. Doubtfire director’s cut aka the Columbus Cut, that has set the internet ablaze.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

There’s going to be a super pink moon in late April. Here’s everything you need to know about this night sky phenomenon.

“The weather is warming up in many parts of the world, which means people are eager to get outside. If you’re looking for an outdoor activity to look forward to this spring, mark your calendar for the super pink moon on April 26, 2021.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

It’s James T. Kirk’s birthday, also known as Star Trek Day! Here are all the Star Trek episodes you should watch to honor this geeky holiday.

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“March 22nd—and in just over two centuries in the fictional world of Star Trek—is Captain Kirk’s birthday. The iconic captain of the Enterprise (who shares a birthday with his actor William Shatner) is beloved for many reasons—reasons that are often contradictory to Trek’s idealized world. But what Star Trek can we turn to in order to really define James Tiberius Kirk?”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated cut of Justice League is here, and it contains some ridiculous moments.

“The long-awaited, fan-demanded Snyder Cut of Justice League has finally arrived on HBO Max, and with it comes a flurry of takes. Mostly, it’s being praised as an indisputable improvement of Joss Whedon’s 2017 Frankensteined attempt, wherein he rewrote and reshot a hefty amount of Snyder’s close-to-finished work, leading us to ponder the what if’s had the original director’s vision happened all along.”

Read more at Thrillist.

A new Cyberpunk 2077 patch is on the way and will fix in-game driving, police interaction, and more.

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Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red is working to bring patch 1.2 to eager gamers as soon as possible. The company made an announcement via its official website on March 19, teasing an upcoming series of changes to the game meant to address bugs and glitches that have remained in the game since it first debuted.”

Read more at PCMag.