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with ‘wolves in the walls,’ the ex-oculus team at fable studio makes its debut


wolves in the walls, directed by pete billington and premiering today at sundance, is the unique product of a tight, scrappy team of pioneering creatives, with most of them sharing a common element of their past, as they were laid off from facebook last year when the company’s vr original content arm oculus story studio was shut down.the team is back, under the name fable studio, a new startup dedicated to pushing storytelling forward in immersive mediums like ar and vr.for fable, wolves in the walls, based on the work of neil gaiman, is an opportunity to experiment as heavily as possible, given that oculus is still footing the bill for this project from the young startup. they were admittedly already doing some wild stuff (partnering with an immersive theater group for one, working heavil






facebook’s former oculus story studio team isn’t done quite yet


today, sundance film festival announced its lineup for next month, and included yet again, were the entrants for the festival’s new frontiers program which hosts vr content, and unlikely film title made the list this year, wolves in the walls.virtual reality may not be the technology do jour in silicon valley as much as it was the past couple years, but there are still plenty of milestones being traversed in the cinematic vr community which continues to believe that vr’s dominance in future entertainment is a question of when not if.earlier this year, it was announced that facebook’s oculus story studio would be abruptly shutting down, the 50 employees on its staff would be let go and their main project, wolves in the walls, would be shuttered.this was a major blow to many in the vr commun






facebook’s former oculus story studio team isn’t done quite yet


today, sundance film festival announced its lineup for next month. included yet again were the entrants for the festival’s new frontiers program, which hosts vr content, and an unlikely film title made the list this year, wolves in the walls.virtual reality may not be the technology du jour in silicon valley as much as it was the past couple of years, but there are still plenty of milestones being traversed in the cinematic vr community, which continues to believe that vr’s dominance in future entertainment is a question of when not if.earlier this year, it was announced that facebook’s oculus story studio would be abruptly shutting down, the 50 employees on its staff would be let go and their main project, wolves in the walls, would be shuttered.this was a major blow to many in the vr com






new samsung gear vr and controller debut april 11 for $130


oculus also improved the oculus home software, brought oculus avatars to gear vr, and introduced its oculus browser to, well, let you browse the web.






cloudgate studio’s ‘island 359’ heads to oculus home on july 6


cloudgate studio is preparing to bring its virtual reality dinosaur hunting game to the oculus platform. the developer will launch "island 359" on oculus home early access on july 6.






xbox chief still sees a future for fable franchise


why it matters to you lionhead studios is defunct, but the fable franchise could still continue on xbox.microsoft’s fable role-playing franchise hasn’t exactly been met with a glowing reception in recent years. fable iii, presumably the culmination of the lessons learned and improvements made by developer lionhead over the years, was met with a lukewarm reception when it launched in 2010, and kinect spinoff game fable: the journey was reviled by critics and fans alike. but though lionhead is no more, xbox head phil spencer hasn’t ruled out another fable game in the future.answers a fan’s question on twitter, spencer said that although the xbox team had “nothing to announce” regarding the future of the fable franchise, he believes that it still has “a lot of places it could go” in the futur






oculus shuts down story studio


oculus announced today that it's "winding down" the story studio division responsible for vr films lost, henry, and dear angelica, as well as the quill tool that can be used to create similar works. the company will instead focus on supporting other artists in their vr film-making efforts.the announcement follows a tumultuous couple of months for oculus. in february, zenimax won a $500 million lawsuit and promptly tried to block sales of the oculus rift and samsung's gear vr headsets, and in march the company announced that founder palmer luckey would depart after disappearing from the public eye. now the company is shuttering a division that has earned critical praise and pushed the boundaries of vr films.oculus vp of content jason rubin acknowledged story studio's achievements in the blo






facebook shutters oculus story studio original vr content division


virtual reality may be in desperate need of some content, but facebook’s oculus will now be focusing its efforts on investing in rather than creating virtual reality.oculus vp of content jason rubin announced today that the company will shut down its award-winning cinematic vr division, oculus story studio.“after careful consideration, we’ve decided to shift our focus away from internal content creation to support more external production,” rubin wrote. “as part of that shift, we’ll be winding down story studio.”at the oculus connect developer conference in october, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg detailed that the company had already invested more than $250 million in original vr content and would be putting another quarter billion into original content plays as it looked to give rift and ge






facebook shutters oculus story studio original vr content division


virtual reality may be in desperate need of some content, but facebook’s oculus will now be focusing its efforts on investing in rather than creating virtual reality.oculus vp of content jason rubin announced today that the company will shut down its award-winning cinematic vr division, oculus story studio.“after careful consideration, we’ve decided to shift our focus away from internal content creation to support more external production,” rubin wrote. “as part of that shift, we’ll be winding down story studio.”at the oculus connect developer conference in october, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg detailed that the company had already invested more than $250 million in original vr content and would be putting another quarter billion into original content plays as it looked to give rift and ge






facebook shutters oculus story studio original vr content division


virtual reality may be in desperate need of some content, but facebook’s oculus will now be focusing its efforts on investing in rather than creating virtual reality.oculus vp of content jason rubin announced today that the company will shut down its award-winning cinematic vr division, oculus story studio.“after careful consideration, we’ve decided to shift our focus away from internal content creation to support more external production,” rubin wrote. “as part of that shift, we’ll be winding down story studio.”at the oculus connect developer conference in october, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg detailed that the company had already invested more than $250 million in original vr content and would be putting another quarter billion into original content plays as it looked to give rift and ge






facebook’s virtual reality unit oculus closes film studio


facebook inc’s virtual reality content production unit, oculus’ story studio, is shuttering its doors to shift focus on supporting external content makers, the company said on thursday, two years after the in-house studio launched.oculus, which makes virtual reality headsets rift and gear vr, will allocate $50 million to directly fund creators of non-gaming vr content, jason rubin, the company’s vice president of content, said in a blog post.rubin added that oculus is “still absolutely committed to growing the vr film and creative content ecosystem.”facebook paid $3 billion to acquire oculus and retain its employees in 2014. chief executive officer mark zuckerberg said he believed the medium that offers a 360-degree panoramic view using headsets “will become a part of daily life for billio






following story studio shutdown, oculus’s head of video departs company


oculus’s head of video eugene wei has left facebook, according to an update on his personal blog. wei joined the virtual reality company in late 2015 to lead video efforts after previously holding product exec roles at flipboard and hulu.wei detailed that he left the role in mid-july. the exit would have come just a few weeks after facebook suddenly shut down oculus’s in-house cinematic vr production team, oculus story studio, and dismissed all of the team’s roughly 50 employees.an oculus spokesperson confirmed wei’s departure to techcrunch while also noting that the company is not actively searching for a replacement.the executive departure comes as oculus continues to pair down its own in-house vr video creation efforts in favor of building up investments in outside creators using the $5






vrbackupper helps you backup, restore, and move oculus rift software


vrbackupper offers a better way to back up your oculus content than the official method from oculus. the free utility lets you backup, restore, and relocate your oculus directory, and it gives you full control over your oculus installation.






oculus sets $399 as official, official price for rift and touch bundle


wow; well, after a year of the oculus rift and oculus touch shifting from being $798 to $598 to $499 to $399 to $499, it will now indeed settle at $399 as the final bundled price.that’s $399 in case you’re confused.there aren’t any hardware updates to the headset or controllers; they’re the same devices they shipped as, now just half their initial launch price.this headset deal makes the oculus vr system the best deal in pc vr, undercutting the prices of microsoft’s high-end vr partner headsets as well as htc’s vive headset. oculus is showing off a much cheaper face to vr at today’s oculus connect 4 event.“the best vr system at the best price. end of story,” said facebook vr vp hugo barra.






oculus sets $399 as official, official price for rift and touch bundle


wow, well after a year of the oculus rift and oculus touch shifting from being $798 to $598 to $499 to $399 to $499, it will now indeed settle at $399 as the final bundled price.that’s $399 in case you’re confused.there aren’t any hardware updates to the headset or controllers, they’re the same devices they shipped as, now just half their initial launch price.this headset deal makes the oculus vr system the best deal in pc vr, undercutting the prices of microsoft’s high-end vr partner headsets as well as htc’s vive headset. oculus is showing off a much cheaper face to vr at today’s oculus connect 4 event.“the best vr system at the best price. end of story,” said facebook vr vp hugo barra.






oculus glove peripheral prototype appears on mark zuckerberg's facebook page


mark zuckerberg recently took a tour of his redmond, washington-based oculus research lab, where michael abrash, oculus chief scientist, and his team are attempting to push the limits of vr hardware.






oculus exec leading vr video efforts leaves facebook


oculus’s head of video eugene wei has left facebook, according to an update on his personal blog. wei joined the virtual reality company in late 2015 to lead video efforts after previously holding product exec roles at flipboard and hulu.wei detailed that he left the role in mid-july. the exit would have come just a few weeks after facebook suddenly shut down oculus’s in-house cinematic vr production team, oculus story studio, and dismissed all of the team’s roughly 50 employees.an oculus spokesperson confirmed wei’s departure to techcrunch while also noting that the company is not actively searching for a replacement.the executive departure comes as oculus continues to pair down its own in-house vr video creation efforts in favor of building up investments in outside creators using the $5






facebook to close oculus' virtual reality content studio


oculus vr will close its emmy-winning cinematic-content division, story studio, to focus instead on funding others’ storytelling projects.the facebook-owned virtual reality company said in a blog post thursday that shifting away from producing its own content will free up resources allowing it to explore “exciting but unsolved problems in [augmented reality] and [virtual reality] hardware and software.”“we’re still absolutely committed to growing the vr film and creative content ecosystem,” jason rubin, oculus’ vice president of content, said in the post.the company said it committed $250 million last year to fund virtual reality content from various developers and would earmark $50 million of that money to support nongaming, experiential virtual reality content.social media giant facebook






souhan: passion for basketball unites wolves' thibodeau, butler


san antonio - the timberwolves’ morning shootaround had ended. tom thibodeau and jimmy butler sat together, near midcourt, talking intently.you could see smiles and hear laughter, and then the conversation would turn serious. they looked like they were making plans.“every day we spend time just talking over where we are,” thibodeau said. “i think that’s important. he’s a leader. you want that communication. he’s got to help sell the vision to the team.”a year after thibodeau’s introduction to the wolves’ talented youngsters yielded a paltry 31 victories, his reunion with butler is supposed to redefine the franchise, but they will have more to discuss thursday. in butler’s debut with the wolves, san antonio surged away in the final minutes to win 107-99 at at&t center.butler scored eight po






latest oculus software update officially supports room-scale vr


oculus released version 1.15 of the oculus pc software, and the new update brings several changes to the hardware setup process. oculus now longer treats 3-sensor configurations as experimental setups. oculus 1.15 fully embraces room-scale configurations.






wolves have rare success in first 10


here's a brief history of the wolves' first 10 games of every season, including their relative success this year:• the wolves have only had a winning record after 10 games in seven of their 29 seasons. four of those were 6-4 starts. this year marks their only 7-3 start. the 1998-99 team started 8-2 before stephon marbury was traded. the 2001-02 team started 9-1 for the best 10-game record in franchise history.• oddly enough, the best team in franchise history — the 2003-04 squad that went 58-24 — is not among the seven. that team started 5-5, as did four other wolves teams in history.• and then we get to the 17 wolves teams that had losing records through 10 games. the most common 10-game record in franchise history is 3-7. and sadly, tied for the second-most common 10-game record in wolve






palmer luckey will leave oculus on march 31


the former face of oculus hasn’t been seen or heard from in an official capacity since september 2016, and he won’t be making any more appearances on behalf of oculus in the future. palmer luckey is leaving oculus effective march 31.






oculus cto john carmack is suing zenimax for $22.5 million


the feud between oculus and zenimax media is opening up once again, this time with the cto of oculus, john carmack, suing his former employer for earnings that he claims are still owed to him.the suit is largely unrelated to the $6 billion trade secrets suit which ended last month with a $500 million judgment against oculus. instead, carmack is suing zenimax media for $22.5 million that he says has not been paid to him for the 2009 sale of his game studio, id software, known for such pioneering video game classics as doom and quake.the lawsuit reveals that zenimax media paid $150 million for the game studio.the document details that carmack was set to earn $45 million from the id acquisition. in 2011, carmack converted half of that note into a half-million shares of zenimax common stock, b






servios changes the rules of vr locomotion in 'sprint vector'


locomotion is one of the most important topics for any vr experience. game developers have to balance the need to give players engaging ways to interact with the title while ensuring that they don't get nauseous. it's easier said than done. in the months since the oculus rift, htc vive, and other head-mounted devices (hmd) arrived on the market, developers continue to make new innovations in the way we travel in a virtual environment. i saw another of these attempts last night with survios (the team that made raw data) in its new game called sprint vector, and for the first time in quite awhile, i’m baffled as to how a studio was able to create this game without inducing motion sickness.gotta go fastas the game’s name suggests, you will be sprinting a majority of the time in sprint vector,






survios changes the rules of vr locomotion in 'sprint vector' (updated)


update, 3/1/2017, 8:22 am pst: corrected a typo in the company's name in the headline.locomotion is one of the most important topics for any vr experience. game developers have to balance the need to give players engaging ways to interact with the title while ensuring that they don't get nauseous. it's easier said than done. in the months since the oculus rift, htc vive, and other head-mounted devices (hmd) arrived on the market, developers continue to make new innovations in the way we travel in a virtual environment. i saw another of these attempts last night with survios (the team that made raw data) in its new game called sprint vector, and for the first time in quite awhile, i’m baffled as to how a studio was able to create this game without inducing motion sickness.gotta go fastas th






oculus cto john carmack is suing zenimax for $22.5 million


the feud between oculus and zenimax media is opening back up once again, this time with the cto of oculus, john carmack, suing his former employer for earnings that he claims are still owed to him.the suit is largely unrelated to the $6 billion trade secrets suit which ended last month with a $500 million judgment against oculus. instead carmack is suing zenimax media for $22.5 million that he says has not been paid to him for the 2009 sale of his game studio, id software, known for such pioneering video game classics as doom and quake.the lawsuit reveals that zenimax media paid $150 million for the game studio behind such pioneering video gaming classics as doom and quake.the document details that carmack was set to earn $45 million from the id acquisition. in 2011, carmack converted half






wolves-san antonio game recap - startribune.com


game recapimpact playerkarl-anthony towns, wolveswhat a way to celebrate a birthday. he had game highs in points (26) and rebounds (16). he also blocked two shots, had two assists and reached both the 20-point and 10-rebound marks for the eighth time in 14 games.numbers1 times the wolves have won this season while scoring fewer than 100 points. the spurs are the only team to hold the wolves below 100 points this season, in the season opener and wednesday.5-1 the wolves’ record at home this season.12 the spurs’ winning streak vs. the wolves, one that was broken wednesday.kent youngblood






be the alien you want to see in the theaters with the new alien: covenant vr exp


as part of the media push surrounding the premiere of alien: covenant (set to debut may 19th), twentieth century fox and its compatriots are offering up a vr teaser — alien: covenant in utero.this non-nirvana-related short puts an audience inside the moment of birth for alien’s eponymous aliens. the short (much like the album from which it does not take its name) is bloody, terrifying and incredible.in “in utero,” one can hear the terrified cries of the humans witnessing the alien birth, and the increasing heart beats — and bodily reactions — of the host as the “neomorph” struggles to burst free.the mini-experience, which clocks in at around 90 seconds or so, will be available tomorrow on the oculus video app through the rift, or the samsung gear vr, powered by oculus. a 360 immersive trai






be the alien you want to see in the theaters with the new alien: covenant vr exp


as part of the media push surrounding the premiere of alien: covenant (set to debut may 19th), twentieth century fox and its compatriots are offering up a vr teaser — alien: covenant in utero.this non-nirvana-related short puts an audience inside the moment of birth for alien’s eponymous aliens. the short (much like the album from which it does not take its name) is bloody, terrifying and incredible.in “in utero,” one can hear the terrified cries of the humans witnessing the alien birth, and the increasing heart beats — and bodily reactions — of the host as the “neomorph” struggles to burst free.the mini-experience, which clocks in at around 90 seconds or so, will be available tomorrow on the oculus video app through the rift, or the samsung gear vr, powered by oculus. a 360 immersive trai






oculus' missioniss is a 'true-to-life' simulation


by steve spaleta | march 10, 2017 01:04pm et the realistic simulation takes you inside the international space station. it is available in the oculus store.  credit : oculus






new samsung gear vr and controller debut april 11 for $130


oculus made some changes to its mobile vr platform. in addition to revealing the launch date for the next samsung gear vr and its new motion controller--the samsung gear vr controller--the company also announced improvements to oculus home and other software-related features.samsung announced the third generation gear vr and controller at mobile world congress 2017. the company said the controller would feature an accelerometer, gyrometer, and magnetic sensors for motion control; a clickable trackpad and a trigger on the back; and home, back, and volume control buttons. samsung didn't reveal any pricing or launch information, but oculus announced today that both products will be released on april 11.mobile vr is better than evermobile vr is better than evera bundled gear vr and controller






bulls, lavine beat wolves 114-113


wolves473678673 jimmy butler and taj gibson went back to chicago for the first time since both became wolves last summer, but it was former wolves guard zach lavine who scored his team's final eight points and won shareemailprintmoreshare on:share on linkedinshare on google+share on pinterestcopy shortlink:purchase: order reprint february 10, 2018 — 1:50am






oculus expands social aspects of gear vr with rooms 1.2 and events


why it matters to you as exciting as virtual reality may be, it often seems to be a rather lonely experience. oculus is looking to change that.last year, in an effort to introduce even more people to social vr experiences, oculus began to roll out support for its highly anticipated rooms and parties features to the gear vr. first introduced at the oculus connect event earlier in 2016, oculus rooms and parties were said to be coming to the rift headset in 2017, and now, oculus had made good on that promise.with the first iteration of oculus rooms, you could join your friends in vr and watch movies (and cat videos) together from anywhere in the world. well, anywhere with an internet connection, at least. using a gear vr setup, you could share spaces with friends, interact, hang out, and even






are the wolves really a 50-plus win team, as numbers suggest?


if you left town for a long weekend and shut your phone off for three days — stick with me on this, since nobody ever shuts their phone off for that long these days — you returned sunday evening to a dramatically different timberwolves team.minnesota had already made the bold swap for jimmy butler the previous week. over the weekend, the wolves traded longtime point guard ricky rubio to utah for a first-round pick, a move that was mostly a salary dump. they then used their money to instead agree with point guard jeff teague on a three-year, $57 million contract about 30 seconds into the free agency negotiating period. they weren’t done, though, nabbing big man taj gibson on a two-year deal worth $28 million.after the butler trade, the projections and analysis site fivethirtyeight.com had t






would life be better as an avatar? facebook gives virtual reality one more push


during its oculus connect conference facebook-owned oculus showcased wireless oculus go and santa cruz wireless headsets.        






aggressively friendly wild wolves - holy kaw!


wolves sometimes look like big ol’ dogs, and you just want to pet them––of course you can’t because they’ll eat you. but not these wolves, they just want to love on you.full story at youtube.more great animals. posted by josh urich






wolves-phoenix game recap - startribune.com


game recapimpact playerjimmy butler, wolvesin the words of his coach, he willed his team to win with a 32-point performance that included 20 points after halftime and 12-for-13 shooting on free throws.by the numbers20-13 the wolves' record, their best 33-game start since the 2003-04 team that reached the western conference finals started 22-11.26 karl-anthony towns' league-leading double-doubles after he had 16 points and 14 rebounds.210-82 the suns bench outscored the wolves bench by this much in the four-game season series, including 51-29 saturday.2-for-2 wolves big man gorgui dieng on three-pointers. he went 0-for-4 on two-point attempts, scored 10 points and had seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.jerry zgoda






buy an oculus rift, get a bonus $100 oculus store credit


oculus rift + touch controllers, $600 + $100 oculus store creditit’s still not cheap, and you’ll still need a powerful pc to run it, but if you’ve been waiting for a good deal to take the plunge and buy an oculus rift, this is the best we’ve seen. you’ll pay the standard $600 price tag for the headset and oculus touch controllers, but you’ll get a bonus $100 credit to spend on the oculus store.you will receive a promotional code with redemption instructions via email within two days of your order shipment. offer only applies to products sold by amazon.com.$600from amazongizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy nowwhen the oculus rift vr headset came out earlier this year, it was promising but incomplete. it had …read more for the past week, i’ve been strapping a headset to my face and e






buy an oculus rift, get a bonus $100 oculus store credit


oculus rift + touch controllers, $600 + $100 oculus store creditit’s still not cheap, and you’ll still need a powerful pc to run it, but if you’ve been waiting for a good deal to take the plunge and buy an oculus rift, this is the best we’ve seen. you’ll pay the standard $600 price tag for the headset and oculus touch controllers, but you’ll get a bonus $100 credit to spend on the oculus store.you will receive a promotional code with redemption instructions via email within two days of your order shipment. offer only applies to products sold by amazon.com.$600from amazongizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy nowwhen the oculus rift vr headset came out earlier this year, it was promising but incomplete. it had …read more for the past week, i’ve been strapping a headset to my face and e






buy an oculus rift, get a bonus $100 oculus store credit


oculus rift + touch controllers, $600 + $100 oculus store creditit’s still not cheap, and you’ll still need a powerful pc to run it, but if you’ve been waiting for a good deal to take the plunge and buy an oculus rift, this is the best we’ve seen. you’ll pay the standard $600 price tag for the headset and oculus touch controllers, but you’ll get a bonus $100 credit to spend on the oculus store.you will receive a promotional code with redemption instructions via email within two days of your order shipment. offer only applies to products sold by amazon.com.$600from amazongizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy nowwhen the oculus rift vr headset came out earlier this year, it was promising but incomplete. it had …read more for the past week, i’ve been strapping a headset to my face and e






buy an oculus rift, get a bonus $100 oculus store credit


oculus rift + touch controllers, $600 + $100 oculus store creditit’s still not cheap, and you’ll still need a powerful pc to run it, but if you’ve been waiting for a good deal to take the plunge and buy an oculus rift, this is the best we’ve seen. you’ll pay the standard $600 price tag for the headset and oculus touch controllers, but you’ll get a bonus $100 credit to spend on the oculus store.you will receive a promotional code with redemption instructions via email within two days of your order shipment. offer only applies to products sold by amazon.com.$600from amazongizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy nowwhen the oculus rift vr headset came out earlier this year, it was promising but incomplete. it had …read more for the past week, i’ve been strapping a headset to my face and e






zenimax seeks to block sales of oculus rift, gear vr


most anyone would be ecstatic if they were on the receiving end of a $500 million judgment, but evidently, cash isn’t enough for zenimax. reuters reported that zenimax is seeking to block sales of all products that rely on zenimax’s code. the company filed for a permanent injunction against oculus in the same court that presided over the lawsuit. if granted, the injunction against oculus would put a stop to sales of the oculus rift vr hmd and samsung’s gear vr. zenimax purports that oculus distributed the code in question to developers, too, which could put some vr games at risk. at the beginning of february, the first major battle between zenimax and oculus came to a bitter end. in 2014, shortly after facebook acquired oculus, zenimax famously filed a lawsuit against oculus and its parent






'landfall' touches down on oculus rift


not long after it wowed us at oculus connect 3, the virtual reality (vr) real-time strategy title is here to prove that not all oculus rift games have to be first-person adventures that use the platform's touch controllers.






gameday: dallas at wolves


7 p.m. vs. dallas • target center • fsn, 830-amnoel, mavericks are nextpreview: the wolves, who stood pat at thursday’s nba trade deadline, take on a mavericks team that made the well-received move of sending center andrew bogut and justin anderson to philadelphia for nerlens noel. both of these teams are among the half-dozen teams on the outside of the playoff picture looking in, each with 22 victories. the wolves won three of five games going into the all-star game break. dallas lost their last two games before the break. the two teams have split two games this season, each winning at home. the wolves’ win at target center on jan. 9 ended a seven-game skid vs. the mavs. the feb. 24 loss in dallas ended the wolves’ three-game winning streak.players to watch: wolves f/g andrew wiggins is c






rock band vr arrives on oculus rift march 23, pre-orders now open


harmonix has finally revealed when you can get your hands on rock band vr (virtually and physically, as it were): the game is set to debut on oculus rift on march 23, and fans can pre-order today if they’re interested in making sure they get in early.the rock band vr pre-order ships with a controller for $69.99, and the controller can also either work with your xbox one or playstation 4 with rock band 4, depending on which hardware package you choose. the oculus rift touch controllers shipped with an adapter in the box that allows you to use the rock band controller in vr – and vr compatibility is limited to the pc and oculus rift at launch.if you’ve already got a guitar controller (rock band 4 version) then you should be all set for when the game launches, and it’ll be available digitally






wolves let another double-digit lead get away, succumbing to kings 123-117


before his kings took on the timberwolves at target center saturday night, sacramento coach dave joerger was in full flattery mode.he lauded the wolves front office. he gushed over the young talent the wolves had put together. he all but guaranteed minnesota would be in the playoffs next season.and then his team went out and kicked the wolves around for much of four quarters in a 123-117 victory over a minnesota team that again displayed porous defense over the final three-plus quarters of the game.it marked the 20th time the wolves have built a lead of 10 or more points — saturday it was a 16-point lead in the first quarter — and lost, most in the league.the kings shot 56.4 percent — shooting nearly 61 percent while outscoring the wolves 73-54 over the second and third quarters. the kings






wolves let another double-digit lead get away, succumbing to kings


before his kings took on the timberwolves at target center saturday night, sacramento coach dave joerger was in full flattery mode.he lauded the wolves front office. he gushed over the young talent the wolves had put together. he all but guaranteed minnesota would be in the playoffs next season.and then his team went out and kicked the wolves around for much of four quarters in a 123-117 victory over a minnesota team that again displayed porous defense over the final three-plus quarters of the game.it marked the 20th time the wolves have built a lead of 10 or more points — saturday it was a 16-point lead in the first quarter — and lost, most in the league.the kings shot 56.4 percent — shooting nearly 61 percent while outscoring the wolves 73-54 over the second and third quarters. the kings






wolves stand pat at nba trade deadline


the nba trading deadline came and went thursday afternoon without the timberwolves making a deal.there was talk, certainly. wolves president of basketball operations and coach tom thibodeau said there were plenty of conversations, plenty of proposals, plenty of opportunity.but nothing, ultimately, made any sense.“we felt that we’re good where we are,’’ he said.talk? shabazz muhammad was said to be available. there were reports that the wolves and new york knicks had talked about swapping guards, with ricky rubio going to new york in exchange for derrick rose.thibodeau wouldn’t say how close he came to actually making a deal.only that nothing was worth movin gon.“you look at everything from a broad view,’’ he said. “does it make sense immediately, short-term, or does it make sense long-term






tuesday's page 2 tipsheet


tipsheetknow thisso much for the narrative that the wolves have figured out how to play consistently well on the defensive end. after a strong post-break stretch, their last three games — all losses — have been among their worst defensive performances of the season.watch thisfor as rough as the last week has gone for the wild and wolves, both have enticing nationally televised home games tuesday. sharks at wild (7:30, nbcsn) and spurs at wolves (8:30 p.m., espn and fsn).random fandom"if you remove the blackhawks from the equation, then the wild are probably as good as any team in west. but the hawks have set the gold standard. they have it all — from talent to leadership.""zataway" commenting on startribune.com.tweeted"wolves could finish anywhere from 4th to 11th in lottery odds. as much






no defense, so no playoffs again for wolves


sunday, the timberwolves did what they have done so many times this season. they sat to watch film of their previous game, trying to figure out what went wrong and what to do about it.in saturday night’s 123-117 loss to sacramento at target center, for the 20th time this season the wolves built a double-figure lead and lost. this time, they lost to a kings team that had been 5-14 since trading away star demarcus cousins and entering full-blown rebuilding mode.after practice was over sunday, wolves coach tom thibodeau pledged again to keep working, keep stressing what it takes to be a sound defensive team.but time is getting short.the wolves’ loss, coupled with portland’s victory over phoenix later saturday night, officially eliminated the wolves from playoff contention — for the 13th conse