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PS4 Dreams Creation Looks Shockingly Real & Is Blowing Players’ Minds



A Dreams player is creating a new project that looks almost indistinguishable from real life, completely shocking PlayStation 4 players.

A PlayStation 4 player has used Dreams to make a level that looks stunningly close to real life. Dreams is a content creation system released earlier this year for the PS4. It allows players to build and share their own games, and even has a VR feature to add a new level of immersion to the platform’s vast library of user-generated content. Despite Dreams‘ excruciatingly long development cycle, it was very well received and got high reviews from a number of critics, including Screen Rant’s own.

As can be expected from a platform like Dreams, which sets few limits beyond one’s own creativity, players have been making some truly impressive creations. A lot of Dreams fans have been using the engine to try their hand at recreating beloved video games like Fall Guys or The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. One particularly creative player has even started using the game’s VR mode to recreate beloved Disney attractions like Space Mountain and the Indiana Jones Adventure, in an attempt to keep the Disney magic alive during the COVID-19 quarantine.

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But one user has been taking the power of the Dreams platform to a whole new level. YouTuber Bad Robo is working on a very ambitious Dreams project with a level of true-to-life detail that’s practically unrivaled, even by the most expensive AAA hits. Bad Robo’s most recent creation, A Walk In The Park, is presented in a two and a half minute long video that, as the title suggests, features a walk in the park. The trees and bushes surrounding the player look alarmingly real, as do the buildings looming in the background. If someone saw a screenshot of this video, they could easily mistake it for a real-life photograph, at least at first glance. But Bad Robo’s dedication to realism doesn’t stop there; as the player explores this shockingly realistic space, the sound design sells the illusion in a big way. Leaves crunch underfoot, birds sing in the distance, and the wind rustles realistically through the trees. Check it out below.

One has to wonder how long even this brief jaunt through the woods took to put together. The attention to detail is stunning, and it looks like nothing’s been overlooked. Everything’s been fleshed out, right down to graffiti carved into one of the flagstones on a garden wall. Even the buildings in the distance look fully realized. Not a lot of Dreams creations have anywhere near this level of polish. Some of them are downright janky, like an infamous Fall Guys remake.

It’s always fascinating to see what people get inspired to create when they’re given the right tools. The video game industry has long been a powerful outlet for creativity, especially with open sandbox games like Minecraft, where someone has recently launched a project to replicate the entire planet inside the iconic game. A platform like Dreams, which was designed explicitly for fans to create things, is sure to yield masterful projects like this one. Fans are sure to be eagerly awaiting Bad Robo’s next masterwork, but if they keep working with this level of detail, it will certainly take a while to appear.

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4 Crazy Forgotten Side Stories From World War II





A Fake Diplomat Gave Out Very Real Papers To Refugees

We’ve told you about diplomats like Chiune Sugihara, who gave life-saving visas to Jews despite explicit instructions not to. But to perform heroic acts of diplomacy, you would have to be, well, a diplomat, right? Not exactly.

Giorgio Perlasca was a staunch Italian fascist until Mussolini passed anti-Semitic racial laws and aligned himself with Hitler, because there’s fascism and then there’s, like, fascism, you know? Perlasca, disillusioned by the treatment of his Jewish friends, spent the war acquiring supplies for Italy’s eastern front, and in 1943 he was working in Budapest when Italy surrendered and broke with the Axis. While many of his colleagues chose to return to the sad little puppet state Hitler gave Mussolini, Perlasca swore fealty to the Italian throne, prompting Nazi-aligned Hungary to throw him in jail. 

His prison was a relatively cushy castle reserved for VIPs, but after a few months, he got his hands on a medical travel pass and applied for asylum at the Spanish Embassy. Spain was also fascist, as was the style at the time, but had kept out of the war and was begrudgingly accepting Jewish refugees based on the Allied policy of pointing at Hitler’s mounting military defeats and asking what landmarks visitors to Madrid should check out. 

Perlasca had fought for the fascists in the Spanish Civil War, so the embassy welcomed him with open arms. Rather than sit around, Perlasca assumed a fake identity and began working with Spanish diplomat Angel Sanz Briz to give Hungarian Jews certificates of protection. These papers guaranteed their holders access to Spanish safe houses until they could be smuggled out of the country, and Briz himself saved about 5,000 Jews.

This continued until 1944 when Hitler, never great at managing his priorities, decided that his ally wasn’t being genocidal enough and ordered a German occupation of Hungary. Briz and his staff were forced to flee to Switzerland, and Hungary’s new rulers declared that with diplomatic relations severed, so they could do whatever they wanted with the Jews that had been under Spain’s protection. And that’s where Perlasca stepped in.

Ignoring his own invitation to Switzerland, Perlasca declared that Briz had totes left him in charge of the Spanish Embassy, and anyone who questioned that fact or his Italian accent was probably a colossal idiot. Wielding the abandoned Spanish seal and his own huge balls, Perlasca continued to issue protective papers while monitoring the safehouses for any sign of Nazi duplicity. At one point, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, busy saving lives himself, witnessed Perlasca talk two boys off a train bound for Auschwitz by getting in the face of Adolf goddamn Eichmann.

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Mom Warns Parents After Seeing Son’s Eye ‘Protruding From His Face’ After Playing With Bath Toys




Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos.

Eden Strong, a mom from Plainfield, Illinois, was giving her 2-year-son Baylor a bath. Lined up on the edge of the tub was his favorite group of colorful bathtub toys.

Eden noticed her son’s eye was a little red after he squirted water from out of one of his toys and got it in his eye.

Over the course of the next 12 hours, Baylor’s eye became completely infected. She documented just how quickly the irritation turned into something much more serious.

“His eye was protruding from his face,” Eden told CBS Chicago. “It was very obscured. He was running a raging fever.”

She rushed her son to the hospital where he was given IV antibiotics, and underwent a CAT scan.

Doctors realized Baylor had come down with a bad case of cellulitis, a common yet potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Doctors said if the infection moved to his retina, he could be permanently blinded.

Eden started to pray that Baylor’s beautiful blue eyes would not have to be removed.

Thankfully, the little boy is now okay and home recovering.

The reason for Baylor’s health scare? It was all because of one of those cute, squeezable squirting bath toys he loves to play with.

Eden is now sharing her urgent warning about these bath toys. After posting her series of photos of Baylor’s eye on Facebook, she said she was surprised when she started receiving an influx of messages from parents who’ve gone through the exact same thing…

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Disney+ Launched A ‘GroupWatch’ Feature, So You No Longer Have To Watch Baby Yoda Alone




Disney+ officially launched its new GroupWatch feature on Tuesday, which allows users to share their viewing experiences with friends — provided they also have a Disney+ account.

The GroupWatch feature joins other streamers like Amazon and Hulu, which have capitalized on the lack of communal watching experiences thanks to the current quarantine conditions. But while those streaming platforms offer a chat feature, GroupWatch will only allow users to communicate via emoji. Given Disney+’s emphasis on family friendly entertainment, eliminating the chat feature ensures that younger viewers won’t be subject to the dangers and explicit content of online commenting. However, the GroupWatch feature works across several platforms including home computers, mobile phones, and streaming devices, so there are ways to still text and/or chat with friends while co-watching the latest episode of The Mandalorian together.

Here’s how GroupWatch works. Via CNBC:

  • Open Disney+ on your iPhone, Android phone or on Disney’s website.
  • Search for a movie or TV shows.
  • Tap the GroupWatch icon (an outline of three people) on the Details page of their chosen content.
  • Invite up to six people who also subscribe to Disney+.
  • They’ll receive an invite to join your party.
  • Once everyone has joined, start the movie or TV show you want to watch.

Note: you only need to start the group on a phone or through the website. You can move over to a smart TV or a streaming device afterward. Just open the Disney+ app on your TV and then tap the group icon again.

Once you’re up and running, anyone can pause, rewind, or fast-forward whatever content you’re watching along. They can also fire off emoji during the viewing experience, which we’re guessing will involve plenty of hearts when Baby Yoda returns at the end of October. How do you not react to that little face?

(Via CNBC)

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