Dr. Dre working on soundtrack for GTA 6?

Today: Dr. Dre is working on something with Rockstar — Activision Blizzard CEO is pulling his hand out of the cookie jar for a while — Can you name every actress that ever portrayed Lara Croft?

State of Play October 2021 round-up

Artwork for PlayStation’s State of Play

Sony just broadcast the latest State of Play event, focusing on upcoming indie games for PlayStation.

Only two PlayStation 5 exclusives were revealed, while the rest of the games are coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. You can get a quick summary in this News Recap.

Which horror director worked on the third game in the F.E.A.R. series?

a) Dario Argento
b) Tobe Hooper
c) Lucio Fulci
d) John Carpenter

The answer will be revealed at the bottom of today's issue. Join up with our community on Twitter and Facebook to discuss what the answer could be.

Dr. Dre is working on tunes for Rockstar

In-game shot of Grand Theft Auto V’s Los Santos

Snoop Dogg made an intriguing revelation about Dr. Dre's involvement in music production for a Grand Theft Auto game in an interview with Rolling Stone.

“And some of his music is connected to the GTA game that’s coming out,” Snoop told the venerable magazine. “So I think that that will be the way that his music will be released, through the GTA video game.” The big question is: Which Grand Theft Auto game might that be?

Grand Tunes Auto: The way Snoop talks about Grand Theft Auto as a distribution platform, as “the way that his music will be released” is particularly interesting. Fortnite has turned into a platform for experiences like concerts and movie screenings, so could this mean Rockstar is doing something similar with Grand Theft Auto?

No comment: While it's possible that Dre is working on the soundtrack or some special event for Grand Theft Auto 6, it's just as likely that Dre is making something for a Grand Theft Auto Online event. Time will tell, and in the meantime, this ain't nuthin' but a G thang.

Bobby Kotick cuts his own pay

Bobby Kotick with Activision logo

Bobby Kotick has requested that he receives only the minimum salary allowed under California state law until ‘transformative goals’ are achieved.

Bobby can still most likely afford to feed his family, though: His compensation package includes around $150 million worth of stock, so his salary cut is definitely a symbolic gesture. Kotick has also received bonus packages worth tens of millions of dollars over the last few years, despite a growing number of complaints about employee salaries and work conditions at Activision Blizzard.

Five digit pay: Kotick will receive a salary of $62,500 and will not be awarded any bonuses “until the Board has determined that we have achieved the transformational gender-related goals and other commitments.”

Getting tough: Kotick has pledged “tougher rules and consistent monitoring” with their new zero-tolerance harassment policy as well

Grab some heroines and build a bundle

Female Heroes Sale banner

Time for some feminine heroics in the Female Heroes Sale at Humble Bundle, featuring up to 85% off womanly adventures like Assassin’s Creed, Resident Evil, Trine, and many more.

You can also choose your own discounts with the tinyBuild BYOB where the discount gets bigger the more games you buy. Of course, there is also a Halloween Sale featuring frighteningly low prices with up to 90% discounts!

Which horror director worked on the third game in the F.E.A.R. series?

The Point Man, Paxton Fette, and Alma Wade in a promotional photo for F.E.A.R. 3

ANSWER: John Carpenter!

F.E.A.R. might not be a big name any longer, but it definitely has a cult following and a strong enough reputation to convince none other than horror icon John Carpenter to contribute to the third game in the series.

The writer and director behind Halloween, The Thing and Escape From New York helped out with the script and the game's cinematics and even contributed some narration. It's not the first time Carpenter has gotten involved in a game either: He made a cameo appearance as Dr. Sean Faraday in the 2002 videogame sequel to The Thing, and also composed the soundtrack to Sentinel Returns in 1998.

Today's issue of DailyBits was written by Gavin Herman, Erlend Grefsrud, Simon Priest, and Jamie Davey. If you have any feedback or news tips for the team, please email us!