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Word on the Street for December 19th, 2018

Here’s the daily word on the street, where I arm you with all the ammunition and news you need to impress your coworkers every morning while you wait for that much-needed cuppa joe.

In this edition: 

  • Microsoft Has Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles in the Works
  • Salem Announces Part 2, 3, and 4 of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fornite and NBA 2K for Stealing his Carlton Dance
  • Paramount Trolls Fans with New Sonic Poster
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Delayed Again

Microsoft Has Two Next-Gen Xbox Consoles in the Works

According to Windows Central, Microsoft is working on two next-generation Xbox consoles codenamed “Anaconda” and “Lockhart”.

Anaconda is expected to be the hardware-superior Xbox One X analog with better processors, graphics from AMD, and solid state drive storage. This would dramatically reduce game-loading times and further enhance your gaming experience.

Lockhart will be a slimmer and affordable version of the next-generation Xbox. It will provide most of the same next-gen experience and hardware as the current Xbox One X, but with some slight tweaks.

Both will have backward capability with previous Xbox games and are expected to release in the holiday season of 2020. They may also both offer the option to include a disc-drive or not, allowing gamers to become more digital.

There are also reports of a new, disc-less version of the Xbox One S which might be announced as early as next month and launched by Spring 2019. This console will place Microsoft into the digital world and require players to download all their games straight off the internet or convert their physical library to a digital one via participating retailers.

Salem Announces Part 2, 3, and 4 of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The iconic black cat took to Twitter yesterday as he helped Netflix announce future plans for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. According to the announcement, part two of the show will be released on April 5th. He also revealed that the show has been renewed for parts 4 and 5, so we can expect a lot more of Sabrina’s adventures to come.

Alfonso Ribeiro Sues Fortnite and NBA2K for Stealing his Carlton Dance

Afonso Ribeiro has some beef with Fortnite and NBA 2K, and he’s looking to settle it in court. The former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, and 2K Games, the company behind NBA 2K for unlawfully profiting from his iconic Carlton dance. According to his lawsuit, “the dance remains distinctive, immediately recognizable, and inextricably linked to Riberio’s identity, celebrity, and likeness”. Therefore, the actor doesn’t believe it should be portrayed as a Fortnite emote or dance on NBA2K.

David L. Hecht, Riberio’s attorney, is also representing rapper 2 Milly and Russell Horning (aka “Backpack Kid”) on their lawsuits against Fortnite for using their “Floss” and “Milly Rock” dances.

Paramount Trolls Fans with New Sonic Poster

Last week, we got the first look of Paramount’s live-action Sonic and fans were not impressed. They took to the internet to criticize Sonic’s new look and memes flooded social media.

However, Paramount didn’t back down. They rose to the occasion and released a new poster trolling the trollers. This poster commented on fans’ criticism that Sonic’s new look was too muscular and showed the blue hedgehog holding a sign that read, “Can’t a guy work out? See you next year.”

Paramount even used the hashtag #RespectTheLegs to show that they aren’t afraid of the trolls.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Delayed Again

If you’ve been following the news, you were most likely waiting for the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer to drop yesterday. However, the release date has been delayed once again. Now, rumors suggest that the elusive trailer may be released with Sony’s Holmes & Watson movie on Christmas Day.

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Now go on and spread the news and tune in tomorrow for the latest word on the street.

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