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Resident Evil 4 Is Getting A Virtual Reality Overhaul On Oculus Quest 2

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:20

Resident Evil 4 is coming back--but not the way you might have expected. The classic third-person action game is getting reworked for virtual reality, coming in as a first-person shooter for the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.

Capcom announced the new version of RE4 at its 25th Anniversary Resident Evil Showcase, where it gave a look at the gameplay we can expect when RE4 jumps to virtual reality. Where the original game was played from a third-person perspective, you'll take on the role of Leon in first-person, using the Quest 2's motion controls to do things like pick up and manipulate objects, aim and fire your gun, and slice through enemies with your combat knife.

For the most part, the game looks pretty much the same--expect to fight through waves of its weapon-wielding Los Ganados enemies. You'll also have a little more versatility than Leon did in the third-person version of the game, with a gun in one hand and your knife in the other, which should give you some more options in a fight.

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Dead By Daylight's Next Crossover Event Is Resident Evil

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:19

Resident Evil is coming to five-player slasher movie simulator Dead By Daylight. Following in the footsteps of franchises like Silent Hill, Ash vs. The Evil Dead, Halloween, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, some RE characters are making their way into the multiplayer horror experience--although we don't know exactly who yet.

Capcom announced the crossover event during its 25th Anniversary Resident Evil Showcase stream, showing off a brief trailer that teased some kind of RE content coming to Dead By Daylight. What the trailer didn't show was any detail about what'll appear in Dead By Daylight, though; we're not sure if characters such as Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, or Leon Kennedy could appear as survivors, or if monsters such as William Birkin or the Nemesis will show up as killers.

We do know when new information about the crossover will be made available, however. Capcom and Dead By Daylight developer Behavior Interactive are looking to drop more details about the event on May 25 during a reveal stream.

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HBO's The Last Of Us TV Show Taps Agents Of SHIELD's Gabriel Luna To Play Tommy

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:17

Gabriel Luna has been cast to play Tommy in HBO Max's upcoming The Last of Us television series, according to Deadline. Luna will be a lead in The Last of Us alongside Pedro Pascal (who's playing Joel) and Bella Ramsey (who's playing Ellie).

Luna is best known for his portrayal of Robbie Reyes, aka Ghost Rider, in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD. He has also played Gabriel/REV-9 in Terminator: Dark Fate and the recurring role of Miguel Gilb in True Detective.

Based on the game of the same name, The Last of Us takes place in a world 20 years after a virus has caused the collapse of modern civilization. The story sees smuggler Joel being hired to transport a young girl, Ellie, outside of an oppressive military-led quarantine zone and across the countryside to a group called the Fireflies. The two find themselves having to depend on one another in order to survive a world filled with dangerous human survivors and zombie-like infected.

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Netflix's Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Releases This Summer, Picks Up After Resident Evil 4

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:17

Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield are getting a new story in Netflix's animated series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and now we know when you can expect to watch it: July 2021. We also know a little more about the story the series will cover and how it fits into the greater Resident Evil timeline.

Capcom released new info about Infinite Darkness during its latest Resident Evil Showcase, where it showed a new trailer from the series and narrowed down its release window. The previous teaser for Infinite Darkness indicated that it's a story that'll feature both Resident Evil 2 protagonists, Leon and Claire, as well as more than a few zombies. During the showcase, we found out that the story will take place, at least in part, at the White House--and will feature a zombie outbreak in the highest halls of the US government.

Infinite Darkness takes place two years after the events of Resident Evil 4. In that game, Leon, working as a Secret Service agent, ventured to an Eastern European village in search of Ashley Graham, the US president's daughter. Leon successfully rescued Ashley, uncovered a bunch of conspiracies about the Las Plagas parasites, and generally stopped some horrific monster things from engulfing the world.

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Resident Evil Village Brings Back Mercenaries Mode With First-Person View And New Features

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:10

Resident Evil Village will see the return of the arcade-style shooter mode The Mercenaries, a fan-favorite addition that we last saw in the franchise in Resident Evil 6. But while the gist of the mode retains its similarities to what we've seen of The Mercenaries in the past--it's a fast-paced game type that focuses on killing enemies as quickly as you can to advance--the mode is getting a few new elements in Resident Evil Village that will change how it plays in some significant ways.

Capcom announced the return of the mode in its 25th Anniversary Resident Evil Showcase presentation, where it showed off some of the gameplay we can expect when it launches with Resident Evil Village on May 7. The mode makes changes to what we've seen from The Mercenaries in the past, adopting the first-person perspective of Resident Evil Village and Resident Evil 7 (as opposed to the past third-person perspective) and gives you the ability to buy different guns, ammo, and weapons upgrades in between levels. It also adds new abilities you can grab around the map that give you perks and change how you play, providing bonuses like faster sprint speed, higher resilience to incoming damage, and the ability to dish out more punishment from your weapons.

At first blush, it looks a lot like the Resident Evil 4 take on the mode--you run around an arena modeled on one of the locations from the game (like the titular Village), taking down waves of various enemies who spawn around you. The whole thing is timed, so you're encouraged to knock out baddies as quickly as you can, and you get more time on the clock when you pick up specific items around the map. The idea is to clear out the enemies as fast as you can, and when you kill a certain number, the level ends.

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Resident Evil Village Getting Multiple Demos, And It's All Pretty Confusing

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:08

More chances to demo Resident Evil Village are on the way, and if you're a PlayStation 4 or PS5 owner, you're going to get access to them earlier than everyone else. Capcom will soon let you check out two new areas from Resident Evil Village, the titular Village section and the Castle section, across two separate 30-minute demos. Players on other platforms will eventually get access to those demos as well, but after a bit of a wait.

Capcom released a new trailer and outlined the demos during its 25th Anniversary Resident Evil Showcase presentation, which gave a bunch of new details about Resident Evil Village and other projects for the franchise. The two demos Capcom mentioned will be released during the three weeks leading up to Resident Evil Village's launch on May 7, but they'll be available during some very specific windows.

The PlayStation releases of the two demos are being called 8 Hours in the Village (get it, because it's Resident Evil 8). On Saturday, April 17, PlayStation owners can access the Village demo. You have an eight-hour window to play 30 minutes of the Village section, and there are no restrictions on streaming. And then on April 24--one week later--PlayStation owners get another eight-hour window, this time to play the Castle demo, for another 30-minute look at the game. PlayStation owners can pre-load the demos now so they'll be ready to go when the windows open.

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Core Is A Roblox-Style Sandbox Game, And It's Out Now On The Epic Games Store

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 07:21

Manticore Games has just launched Core, a new sandbox game powered by user-generated content, allowing players to explore a multiverse full of different activities and stories to uncover. In 2020, Core launched in open alpha for PC players, allowing them to dive into the game's many portals. But now, the game is out on the Epic Games Store in early access.

To celebrate the launch, Manticore Games has also released a brand-new cinematic trailer, showcasing the game's many locales--all of which are player-made--along with some scenes that tease what's to come with the future of the game. Coinciding with the early access launch of Core, Manticore Games and Epic have a set of exclusives for new players who download the game. These store-exclusive downloads include new hero characters to play as and player mounts to ride while exploring the Core's Multiverse.

For the uninitiated, Core is an expansive sandbox that hinges on the conceit of exploring a massive multiverse of worlds that have their own unique experiences, gameplay modes, and narratives to see play out. Think of it as a blend of Fortnite's colorful and cartoon-like style, the complex creation tools from Media Molecule's Dreams, and the scope of Minecraft and Roblox. Core is interesting because it manages to tie each of its worlds together, which can be accessed from the game's hub world where players can meet and venture off together. These worlds include familiar stages shooter levels and racing worlds but can also include more inventive concepts where players can meet up to explore cities and alien planets, or socialize with other explorers.

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Call Of Duty Warzone Could Use More Than Just A New Map

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:53

Call of Duty's long-teased Warzone event may finally come to fruition on April 21, with a nuke threat that might bring an end to the map of Verdansk as we know it. A fresh battleground would definitely spice things up, but I think Warzone needs more than just a different map.

Originally, the rumor mill was brewing with talks of Warzone getting a completely new, Cold War-themed map based in the Ural Mountains. Now, leaks and teases have surfaced to show Warzone is likely getting a 1980s-themed reskin for Verdansk. Regardless of whether we time travel back to the '80s or get surprised with a completely new map, there are some ways to improve the quality of life for Warzone.

For being such a huge contender in the battle royale space, Warzone can oftentimes feel very stale. Personally, I expected more drastic changes to be implemented with Black Ops: Cold War's integration, but we mostly just got the Cold War weapon pool added into the mix. A lot of what I'd like to see is simply geared towards keeping Warzone fresh for future seasons.

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New On Hulu May 2021: Marvel's MODOK, Shrill, And More

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:46

In May, Hulu is offering up plenty of reasons to stay at home with fresh content arriving throughout the month. This includes new movies, series, and classic catalog titles.

Starting with the original content, May 7 will see the return of the comedy series Shrill for its third and final season. Starring Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant as Annie, the show--which is based on Lindy West's 2016 memoir of the same name--has steadily been a quiet, but sharp and funny show about "an overweight woman who wants to change her life--but not her body." This last season sees Annie "energized by her breakup with dud boyfriend Ryan and her newfound momentum at work… but does she actually know what she really wants?"

Later in the month on May 21, the series premiere of Marvel's MODOK will air. Infamously one of the comics giant's weirdest villains, Patton Oswalt will voice the titular Mental (Mobile/Mechanized) Organism Designed Only for Killing in a similarly and decidedly weird reimagining of the character in a new stop-motion sitcom. After "years and failures fighting the Earth's mightiest heroes," MODOK is ousted from his own evil organization, AIM, while also "dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life." The series recently announced its cast also includes Jon Hamm, Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Hader, and Nathan Fillion.

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New On Disney+ In May 2021: Star Wars The Bad Batch, Cruella, And More

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 06:23

In May 2021, Disney+ has plenty of movies and TV shows coming your way. This includes the new Star Wars animated series and the launch of Cruella starring Emma Stone--the latter you'll have to shell out extra money for. Check out everything coming to Disney+ for the month of May below, along with some suggestions.

Kicking off the month is the Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiere on Tuesday, May 4. Spinning out of the final season of The Clone Wars animated series, The Bad Batch follows the titular crew of clones as they use their unique skillset to navigate the galaxy far, far away. In late March, The Bad Batch got a new trailer, which gave more insight into what Hunter, Echo, Tech, Wrecker, and Crosshair will be up to in Season 1. After the May 4 premiere, additional episodes will arrive every Friday, including the Episode 2 premiere on May 7.

On Friday, May 28, Disney Premier Access has its next, well, premiere. Emma Stone stars in the 101 Dalmatians prequel titled Cruella. Stone plays the titular character as we see her go from rags to riches--riches being coats made of dogs apparently. You can check out the latest trailer for yourself below. Of course, because this is premiere access, there will be a fee of $30--which is still cheaper than you and a friend going to the theater and buying some drinks and popcorn. Plus, you can watch the movie over and over again if you so choose.

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WWE Releases: Here's What Happened To Future Endeavored Wrestlers In 2020

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 05:50

WWE has begun its 2021 annual layoffs from the company, resulting in many popular superstars being "future endeavored." While the pain of seeing your favorite wrestler being let go from the company may sting right now, there is hopefully a light at the end of the tunnel for most of these wrestlers who will continue their careers.

Here's what happened to most of 2020's WWE Black Wednesday releases, as many of them found new homes at various other promotions. So while it may hurt now, let's see how things turned out for others in the same situation. However, it's going to be a little bit of a wait to see what happens since WWE has a no compete clause in its contracts, so be patient.

Drake Maverick

While there were many huge names in WWE lost their jobs in 2020, nothing was more emotional and heartbreaking than the passionate video Drake Maverick put out on Twitter after he was let go. However, he was still slated to compete in the Interim NXT Cruiserweight Title Tournament, which took place after his release. Maverick made it into the finals and his release became part of the story. Maverick didn't win the tournament, but Triple H offered him an NXT contract after the tournament concluded.

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New Sykov Pistol Quietly Added To Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 05:26

Players are still being surprised with new content in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Today, the new Sykov pistol was silently slipped into the game.

The new Sykov Pistol should be locked but viewable under the pistols section of your create-a-class. If you want to unlock the new Sykov Pistol for use in both Modern Warfare and Warzone, you simply need to complete a pistol challenge.

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Adam Sandler's Outer Space Netflix Movie Spaceman Adds Carey Mulligan

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 04:55

Following her Best Actress nomination for Promising Young Woman, it's now been reported that Carey Mulligan will appear in the next movie from Adam Sandler for Netflix.

Deadline reports that Mulligan will star in the Sandler movie Spaceman, which tells the story of an astronaut (Sandler) who goes deep into space to collect very old dust. "He soon finds his earthly life falling to pieces, and he turns to the only voice who can help him try to put it back together. It just so happens to belong to a creature from the beginning of time lurking in the shadows of his ship," reads a line from its description.

According to the report, Mulligan will play the astronaut's wife. The movie is based on the Jaroslav Kalfar book and will be directed by Chernobyl's Johan Renck. Colby Day adapted the book for the screen.

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Get HyperX Gaming Headset, Keyboard, And More For Cheap In Best Buy's Latest Deal Of The Day

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 04:53

Best Buy's latest Deal of the Day consists of HyperX gaming accessories, such as the company's excellent Cloud Alpha Pro gaming headset and Alloy FPS gaming keyboard. Because it's a DOTD, the discounts are only available until midnight tonight. If you need to snag a new headset, mouse, or keyboard, now's your chance to get a solid option at a nice deal.

In addition to HyperX peripherals, a number of other products are featured in Best Buy's one-day-only deals. You can snag a WD 500GB portable SSD for only $80, down from $130, as well as a pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ earbuds for $100, down from $150. And if you're looking for some new kitchen gadgets to keep you busy during the pandemic, Best Buy has a Bella bread maker for $55 (was $150) and a Bella air fryer for just $20 (was $50).

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Borat 2 To Get Behind-The-Scenes Featurette On Amazon "Soon"

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 04:44

Amazon Prime Video will soon be rolling out brand new, never-before-seen footage from Borat 2, according to Variety. It feels like a lifetime ago since the surprise sequel hit the streaming service last October, which means now is the perfect time to revisit the ridiculous movie and all the stuff they cut.

Aptly titled Borat Supplemental Reportings Retrieved From Floor of Stable Containing Editing Machine, the scenes will be presented in a multi-part special with behind-the-scenes footage and also extended cuts of certain scenes. In a new trailer for the special, some of the new and extended scenes include Borat living with two conspiracy theorists while in quarantine, Borat's daughter Tutar visiting a makeup salon, and Borat hiring a babysitter for his daughter. Check out the video below.

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Dying In Call Of Duty: Warzone Can Now Turn You Into A Zombie

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 04:37

As Verdansk is being overrun by zombies, dying in Call of Duty: Warzone can now turn players into the fleshing-eating undead--under very specific circumstances.

First, zombification doesn't happen in Solo play. To become a zombie, players must be in a team in Duos, Trios, or Quads. After that, players have to land at Ship Wreck or Prison in Verdansk. But wait, there's more to this.

Once at Ship Wreck or Prison, players will come into contact with some amorphous green gas that deals continuous damage. Dying to this gas will redeploy players as a zombie with three distinct abilities: a Charged Jump, EMP Blast, and Gas Grenade.

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War April 15 Patch Notes Introduce New Feature, Mode, And More

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 04:37

While we wait for Season 3 to begin, Activision continues to update Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The latest patch arrived on Thursday, bringing with it a new feature in Custom Mods and the new Blueprint Gun Game mode. Outside of that, there are new playlists and some fixes for Zombies, while a triple-double XP weekend is now underway.

The new Custom Mods feature, which is accessible through Create-a-Class, allows players to create and save up to 10 custom Blueprint loadouts per weapon. Below you can see an example of how far you can go with the level of customization to create something very unique.

The new mode, meanwhile, is Blueprint Gun Game. It's the same Gun Game you know, but the twist is that you're given special blueprint weapons, which might be some you've never seen or used before. The progression of weapons can change each match, and the first person to make it through all 20 weapons wins.

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DisplayPort vs. HDMI: Which Display Cable Is Better For Gaming?

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 04:32

If you’re looking to connect your PC or console to a TV or gaming monitor, there’s a good chance you have multiple options and even more cables. HDMI and DisplayPort cables both allow you to transfer multiple audio channels and high-definition video from your gaming device to your display of choice. But what are the benefits and limitations of each format? And which option is right for your display? Here's what you should know about HDMI and DisplayPort cables and the best options available in each format.

What is HDMI?

HDMI stands for high-definition multimedia interface, and the cable allows users to transfer high-definition video and audio to a connected TV or monitor. HDMI has been used since 2003, so unless you’re planning to game on a CRT, your TV or monitor almost certainly supports HDMI. If you’re using a TV, it likely has multiple ports, too.

HDMI versions
  • HDMI 1.0 to 1.2a (1080i or 720p, 4.95Gbps)
  • HDMI 1.3 to 1.4a (1080p and 4K at 30Hz, 10.2Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0b (4K at 60Hz, 18Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.1 (8K at 60Hz, 4K at 120Hz, 48Gbps)
What is DisplayPort?

DisplayPort, like HDMI, is a cable format for transmitting high-definition video and audio. The latest version, DisplayPort 2.0, debuted in 2019, but there are not yet any commercial products that support it. That approval process was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so DisplayPort 1.4 is currently the most recent usable version.

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WWE Releases Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Samoa Joe, And Other Wrestlers After Wrestlemania

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 04:26

In an announcement by WWE, they came to terms with the release of several stars including Samoa Joe, Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Kalisto, Mickie James, and former United States Champion Kalisto. The other stars released--so far--are Chelsea Green, Tucker, Bo Dallas, and Wesley Blake.

In typical WWE fashion, they wished them the best in their future endeavors. The company is also updating its own site as more releases break. While these releases may upset fans, many WWE superstars let go in 2020 found brighter futures at other companies.

WWE has come to terms on the release of Samoa Joe, Chelsea Green, Tucker, Kalisto, Bo Dallas and Wesley Blake.
We wish them all the best in all of their future endeavors. https://t.co/657qwu8wGc pic.twitter.com/gSSxc2JHFf

— WWE (@WWE) April 15, 2021

Last year, after Wrestlemania, the company had what fans called Black Wednesday--which was also April 15--when over 20 superstars were released or furloughed. Some, like Drake Maverick, were rehired and some found new companies quickly to work for. With how the COVID-19 vaccine is being implemented, it could be better for some performers all-around.

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The Division Movie Still Happening, But Might Have A New Director

Game News - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 03:44

It's rumored that Netflix's upcoming movie based on Ubisoft's The Division will no longer be directed by John Wick's David Leitch, and now one of the key creators on the project has weighed in. Producer Kelly McCormick, who is married to Leitch, said she was unable to confirm whether or not Leitch remains attached to direct, or, as the rumors are saying, if Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber has stepped in to take over.

"I cannot confirm or deny but either would be awesome as the director," she told Collider.

Leitch's busy schedule was referenced as one potential reason why he might not be able to direct The Division, and would instead produce instead. McCormick alluded to this busy schedule, saying she and Leitch have now wrapped up production on the star-studded action movie Bullet Train but the work isn't done yet--there will be 30 weeks of editing on it.

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