Geneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineWatchmaker Hublot just announced a multi-year partnership with the Miami Heat. This partnership marks Hublot’s first team sponsorship in the United States and complements Hublot’s most recently acquired elite ambassador, Heat superstar Dwyane Wade.“Hublot is synonymous with creativity and innovation, making it a great fit for the Miami HEAT,” said Eric Woolworth, President of The HEAT Group’s Business Operations. “We are delighted to be in business with such an internationally renowned organization that places a premium on expert craftsmanship and attention to detail in all of their products.”“Becoming the official watch of Miami Heat is an immense privilege, of which I am particularly proud on behalf of Hublot. In signing this historic agreement in the basketball world, Hublot has once more boldly entered a professional sport through the front door. Hence this contract is a perfect complement to our commitments, especially in football (soccer) and Formula 1. In less than six months’ discussions and negotiations, Hublot has managed to become indisputably the best established watch-making brand in this sport, mega-hyped worldwide. Teaming up with the Miami Heat is an honor, and in particular our agreement with Dwyane Wade, forms a perfect extension,” said Jean-Claude Biver, the CEO of Hublot.The major component of its sponsorship of the Heat introduces Hublot as the presenting sponsor for the premium entrances at AmericanAirlines Arena including Gate 4 and both Flagship Lounges. In addition, the partnership designates Hublot as the official timekeeper of the Miami Heat including a game day countdown clock on heat.com and an official countdown to tip off prior to each Heat game via the courtside LED signage system at AmericanAirlines Arena.“This collaboration with the Miami HEAT and its foundation struck Hublot as completely logical. We had already established partnerships with Bode Miller and his Turtle Ridge Foundation, with the Instituto Ayrton Senna, Unicef and the Manchester United Foundation. Since, after all, sharing a passion for time also means making this time precious,” added Biver. Hublot has committed to helping the Heat raise a minimum of $750,000 over three years for various charitable activities.In February, Hublot announced that Heat co-captain Dwyane Wade joined the highly elite circle of Hublot ambassadors, all genuine living legends in their respective disciplines: Jet Li in martial arts and cinema, Diego Maradona and Manchester United in football (soccer), Maria Riesch, Bode Miller and Dario Cologna in skiing, Ayrton Senna’s family in Formula 1, and Facundo Pieres for polo.www.hublot.com
The more that CD PROJEKT RED talks about the world of Cyberpunk 2077, the more I want to be dunked into it — especially the latest about its dynamic weather system. Cyberpunk 2077 will have a dynamic weather system similar to The Witcher 3, with CDPR to surely build on it and make it even more immersive than ever. In an interview with WCCFTech, CD PROJEKT RED’s Alvin Liu said: “Yeah, we’ve got acid rain as well. Night City is a very polluted city and we’re also exploring that kind of stuff, pollution and global warming and everything”. Here’s a list of everything we learned from the Q&A: Augmentations – “As a player you can exchange most of your body. You can have legs, arms, spine and have lots of components. You can almost be fully body-converted. But you can’t go as far as Maelstrom,” said quest designer Pawel Sasko. Dynamic day to night cycles – Night City has a full day-to-night cycle, AI is constantly moving and doing everyday routines. Mission timing – Some missions have to be done at a certain time, players can wait in the world to pass time. Gangs – Several smaller gangs as well as bigger gangs like Maelstrom, the steroid-injecting Animals, and the Haitain-creole Voodoo Boys from the Pacifica district. Emotional storyline – “I really want to make players cry. It means the game left an impression. I hope you will cry,” said quest designer Pawel Sasko. Cyberpunk 2077 described in 3 words – Make. Your. Own. Cosmetic customization – Not all augmentations will actually affect combat. Hirosh eyes, for example, translate other languages in the game in real-time. Relation to the table-top RPG – Cyberpunk 2077 is a direct continuation to Mike Pondsmith’s Cyberpunk 2077 pen-and-paper RPG, and Pondsmith is working very closely with CDPR to bring the world to life. Is it an RPG or a shooter? – “It’s first and foremost an RPG, where you play as V., a mercenary on the streets of Night City, a character that you can fully customize, picking life paths, picking skills and weapons, customizing the body of the character, and living the life in Night City,” Sasko said. Weapons and guns – 3 different types of weapons: tech rifles, smart guns that can shoot around corners with target-tracking bullets, and power weapons that can be charged up. All weapons can be customized with mods. RPG mechanics – Backstory you pick in character creator affects player standing with other NPCs and the world. Decisions will have an impact, large or small. Tons of different outcomes at the end based on every infinitesmal decision you’ve made. “All your choices pile up at the end,” said Sasko. Regions – Various regions have different subcultures. Takes place in the California of the future, Westbrook for example, has a high-tech Japanese style. Pacifica is run by the Voodoo Boys, a brutal creole Hatian gang. The City Center will be like a high-tech Times Square with tons of advertisements, huge skyscrapers, flying cars, etc. It’s the epicenter of the metropolis nation-state. Mini-games – Night City has various activities like car racing, boxing matches, and shooting ranges to practice your aim.