Bernie Sanders Is On Twitch Now

United States presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has joined Twitch, becoming the second major presidential candidate in US history to do so.

According to Vox, the Sanders Twitch channel might come to life on Thursday, timed with his appearance in the first round of the Democratic primary debates. The channel page is live right now, but there is no programming on it.

Sanders’ move into Twitch is reportedly part of the 77-year-old Vermont Senator’s wider “Bernie TV” campaign, where he’ll livestream to a variety of streaming services including Twitch, as well as Facbook and YouTube, where he already has a presence.

The content will apparently include discussion on the news of the day, campaign updates, and pre- and post-debate programming.

“We’re moving toward doing a lot more live content on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook, tapping into an audience where there’s not a lot of political content already,” Josh Miller-Lewis, the head of Sanders’ digital campaign, told Vox.

Another Democratic presidential hopeful, Andrew Yang, launched a Twitch channel in 2018. Sanders, meanwhile, recently expressed his support for unionization of video game workers.

The first Democratic debates take place June 26 and June 27 in Miami, running from 9 to 11 PM ET. Sanders appears during night two.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Isn’t What I Wanted, And That’s Why I Like It

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The Office Is Leaving Netflix

It’s official: The Office is leaving Netflix, but it’s not happening very soon. NBC announced today that it picked up the “exclusive” streaming rights to The Office for the United States, and that all nine seasons of the show will be available on NBC’s own streaming service beginning in 2021. The show will remain on Netflix until January 2021.

NBC’s streaming service will have ads, which is a fact that Netflix pointed out in a tweet responding to the news.

According to NBC, The Office is the most popular show in all of streaming on-demand video. The show tallied an astounding 52 billion minutes of viewing time in 2018, according to NBC. And in April this year, it was watched for nearly double the amount of time as the most-viewed show on streaming video on-demand, though it’s unclear how NBC calculated that given it presumably doesn’t have access to streaming data for competing shows.

Whatever the case, The Office is wildly popular on Netflix in America. According to Brian Baumgartner, who plays Kevin Malone, it is Netflix’s most popular show “by far.”

NBC’s untitled streaming service is scheduled to launch in 2020 featuring a library that contains “some of the world’s most popular television and film franchises,” as well as brand-new shows and programs from other networks.

Before this announcement, one other possibility was for Netflix to pay NBC Universal to retain The Office. This likely would have cost Netflix a small fortune, as the streaming network reportedly paid $100 million to keep Friends on Netflix through 2019. Friends is believed to be Netflix’s No. 2 most popular show, so The Office presumably would have cost more to keep.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC is paying $100 million per year for five years to producers Universal Television to have The Office on the NBC streaming service. Universal Television and NBC are owned by the same company.

Also of note here is that NBC’s deal is for The Office’s domestic streaming rights, so it remains to be seen how this contract will affect streaming availability in other parts of the world. For example, The Office is available on the streaming platform Stan in Australia, not Netflix. The show is relatively new to Australia as well, having only just arrived on Stan in 2018.

In other news, a new version of The Office is reportedly in development, though whether or not it’s being made for TV or streaming remains to be seen.

Destiny 2 Treasure Map Guide: Gaze Into Death’s Eyes

The Season of Opulence in Destiny 2 encourages you to get greedy as you fight through the Menagerie. The season also provides new weekly bounties that send you all over the solar system doing jobs for Calus, the Cabal emperor, in order to earn Imperials that can be used to upgrade the Chalice of Opulence. All of those bounties have a second component, though: In addition to racking up kills or gathering items, you also need to track down hidden treasures in order to claim your prizes.

The treasure for the Gaze Into Death’s Eyes bounty takes you to Mars. The bounty itself encourages you to get in the face of your enemies, racking up 200 close-range kills with shotguns, SMGs, sidearms, or swords. Once you’ve done that, you’ll unlock a Treasure Map directing you to Alton Dynamo on Mars.

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Where To Find The Treasure

Start at the Braytech Futurescape landing zone on Mars, then hop on your sparrow and head west toward Alton’s Dynamo. You’ll power through Dynamo Approach and into the facility by passing through the cave tunnel. Fight through the Cabal you find there until you go through a door and enter a hallway. You’ll find two paths ahead: one to the left and one to the right.

Take the right hallway and you’ll enter a big server room. Like most of the facility, this room is laid out in the shape of a big diamond, and you’re going to want to go toward the back wall to your left, around the back of the raised central platform. Watch out for Hive enemies as you head toward the back of the room.

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When you find the stairs on the left side of the platform, keep going past them around the side to find the glowing chest nearby.

Destiny 2 Treasure Map Guide: Salvaged Goods

Each week in Destiny 2‘s Season of Opulence, Werner 99-40, one of the Tower robots hacked by Cabal Emperor Calus, gives you four bounties that can help you completely upgrade your Chalice of Opulence. Those bounties have the usual requirements–get a certain number of kills, for instance, or complete a certain type of activity. But completing that step of each bounty only earns you a Treasure Map, and it’s up to you to follow it to find the Runes, Imperials, and legendary drops the bounties promise.

While the bounties themselves are often a bit time-consuming to complete, the glowing treasure chests they drop are also usually a bit tough to find. Calus loves to leave them in out-of-the-way places that aren’t always immediately obvious. Luckily, we’ve tracked down each of Calus’s treasures to show you exactly where to go to snag them.

The Salvaged Goods bounty requires you to pick up five Legendary engrams from drops in any activity, which means if you just play the game as normal, you’ll eventually complete this bounty without any extra effort. Clearing it earns you the map, which sends you to Io.

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Where To Find The Treasure

On Io, you’re looking for the Spine Burrows area. It looks like the location you want is near Giant’s Scar, but in fact, it’s accessible from Lost Oasis. Pick the Lost Oasis landing zone, then hop on your sparrow and head due east toward the edge of the area (toward where “Spine Burrows” is marked on the map). When you arrive, you should see a cave opening with a stream of blue water leading into it–that’s where you’re headed.

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Follow the cave tunnel until you hit a large room filled with Taken. The Spine Burrows name should come up on your screen to let you know you’re in the right place. The chest you want is on the ground on your right; hop across to the small ledge in front of you on your right side and follow the tunnel through.

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You’ll exit next to a big tree. Drop down to the ground below and do a 180 and you should find the chest right behind you.

Are Breaking Bad Stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Teasing a Possible Movie?

A pair of identical Instagram posts by Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul may be hinting at news or even a release of the Breaking Bad movie, an appearance by Walter White and Jesse Pinkman on Better Call Saul, or something completely different.

As reported by IndieWire, Cranston and Paul’s Instagram posts were identical featuring two donkeys in a desert setting, with “Soon” accompanying the image.

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Gears Of War Boss Clears Up Confusion About The Movie

Rod Fergusson of Gears of War developer The Coalition recently spoke about the Gears of War movie, saying it’s set in an “alternate reality” separate from the game series. Some fans worried that this meant it wouldn’t really be a Gears of War movie, but now Fergusson has spoken up to clear up the confusion. He explained to IGN that the movie exists outside of the game canon, so what happens in the movie doesn’t affect the game series and vice versa.

“I’m not going to say what’s going to happen in the story, all I’m saying is by saying it’s ‘alternate reality’ I’m not saying it doesn’t have game characters in it. I’m just saying it’s not in the game canon,” he explained. “Something that happens in the movie doesn’t affect the games. Something that happens in the games doesn’t affect the movie. Either way.”

Fergusson added that this doesn’t mean Marcus Fenix won’t be in the movie. Officially, plot details for the movie are a secret.

Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista has said he wants to play Marcus Fenix, and Fergusson agrees that Bautista would be great for the role. However, casting decisions are out of his hands.

“Dave is great. I think Dave would be awesome in that role. Unfortunately I don’t have casting control of what we do with that and whether we have the character that he would play,” he said.

Whatever the case, Fergusson said it’s exciting that someone of Bautista’s caliber is interested in being in the Gears of War movie. Fergusson went on to say that the movie’s producers have told him that actors have reached out seeking roles in the movie. He teased that people you wouldn’t necessarily think about have inquired about roles.

Also in the interview, Fergusson talked more about how the Gears of War movie has to be a good movie first and a Gears movie second. “I think that’s one of the places where video game movies make the mistake; they try to be so true to fan service and so true to what the game is that they lose the notion of that it actually has to be a really good story with really good characters,” he said.

The Gears of War movie has gone through multiple writers, and a new draft is being worked on now, Fergusson said, though he didn’t say who the writer is. F. Scott Frazier (xXx: Return of Xander Cage) was hired to write a draft of the script in November 2018.

The Gears of War movie has been in various stages of development for 12 years already. The Lord of the Rings studio New Line Cinema purchased the rights to make a movie based on the game originally back in 2007, but in October 2016, Microsoft confirmed that the Gears of War movie was in the works with Universal Pictures.

No director has been announced for the movie. The late Tony Scott, who directed Top Gun and Man On Fire, reportedly wanted to direct the Gears of War movie.

The next game is Gears 5 which launches in September for Xbox One and PC. At E3, Microsoft showed off a brand-new mode called Escape. You can see 10 minutes of gameplay from Escape in the video above.

Gears 5 On Xbox Scarlett? “It’s Too Early To Talk About That”

One of Microsoft’s next big exclusive, Gears 5, launches in September for Xbox One and PC, and its release date is just ahead of the release of Project Scarlett in Holiday 2020. Gears 5 will presumably play on Scarlett given the console supports all Xbox One games, but developer The Coalition isn’t ready to talk about its plans yet.

The Coalition boss Rod Fergusson told IGN that he and the team are “really focused” on launching Gears 5 on the existing Xbox consoles. Given that The Coalition is owned by Microsoft, you can connect the dots and imagine that Gears 5 will also support Scarlett, but Microsoft isn’t ready to make any announcements yet.

“Really focused on Gears 5 right now on what we have now in terms of Xbox One X and One S and One Regular. The Xbox One family of devices [in ad sales guy voice],” he said. “That’s what we’re really focused on right now. I think there’s stuff, as first-party, you could probably make some suppositions about what we would and not do but I think it’s too early to talk about that now.”

In June during E3, Xbox boss Jason Ronald confirmed that “thousands” of games from all four generations of Xbox will be playable on Project Scarlett.

In other news, another high-profile first-party Microsoft game, Halo Infinite, is releasing in Holiday 2020 as a launch title for Scarlett. That game will also play on all Xbox One models, as well as PC.

Gears 5 launches on September 10, but those who buy the Ultimate Edition can play beginning September 6. Additionally, all Xbox Game Pass members get the game at no extra cost.