Microsoft is continuing its Free Play Days event series this weekend. Xbox users who have Xbox Live Gold or are subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate can try Kingdom Two Crowns for free for the next few days.
Eligible Xbox players can pick up Kingdom Two Crowns starting today. The game will remain free to play through Sunday, April 18. Anyone that wants to keep Kingdom Two Crowns after trying it out during this period will have to purchase it. Thankfully, the game and its DLC are currently heavily discounted. The standard edition of Kingdom Two Crowns is 40% off, bringing its total price down to $11.99. The game's New Lands DLC is discounted by a whopping 70%, leaving it at $4.49.
To pick up Kingdom Two Crowns for free, you can follow this link to Xbox Store. If you aren't already, sign in with an account that has either an Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription. Once you're logged in, click on the subscriptions tab in the Xbox Store and navigate to the Gold member area where you'll find the Free Play Days collection.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The antitrust lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple is getting closer, and the witness lists include two high-profile figures set to take the stand: Epic CEO Tim Sweeney and Apple CEO Tim Cook. Sweeney will testify for almost eight hours while Cook will be examined for approximately two hours.
VGC reports that the two CEOs are expected to testify about very different but broad topics. Sweeney is likely to focus on Epic's business model and discussions with Apple and Google, as well as its relationship with competitor Samsung. Cook is said to focus on the App Store and its competitors, as well as more broadly about Apple's corporate values.
The tentative witness list also includes executives from other tech companies including Microsoft, Facebook, and Nvidia. Apple previously attempted to block Epic from publicly calling some witnesses, but that request was denied. The trial is set to begin on May 3, with plans to last about three weeks.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Solar Opposites Season 2 is now available to watch on Hulu and the latest trailer for the show is exceptionally bizarre. While Justin Roiland's Rick and Morty is about humans traveling to other planets and dimensions, Solar Opposites is about aliens coming here and having to navigate our special human brand of weirdness. While that's going on, though, the alien known as Yumyulack has a side hobby that involves miniaturizing random people and adding them to his terrarium.
Normally, we'd embed the trailer, but its "Age Restricted" status means you'll have to click that link above to go view it. While Korvo, Yumyulack, and crew are out in the real world, all of Yumyulack's hand-picked denizens are eking out an existence in his very own Kandor. Cherie (Christina Hendricks) has her own religion and the Duke (Alfred Molina) is working to maintain control. Meanwhile, Halk (Sterling K. Brown), war hero and former Bones executive producer, finds himself called to action to solve a series of murders.
Solar Opposites is a weird show.Continue Reading at GameSpot
A free issue of the ongoing Life is Strange comic series, Partners in Time, will be released on August 14, the game's official Twitter account has revealed. The issue will be published by Titan Comics as a part of Free Comic Book Day 2021--an event created to encourage purchasing comics locally--and contains not only the next chapter of the Partners in Time series, but a prequel to the next entry in the game series, Life is Strange: True Colors. According to the tweet, the issue will be divided into two stories: one centering around Life is Strange veterans Max Caulfield and Chloe Price, and another following the series' new protagonist, Alex Chen.
Celebrate #FreeComicBookDay on August 14th with the #LifeisStrange FCBD issue! Two all-new stories: a tie-in to the ongoing Max and Chloe adventures, and the first comics appearance of Alex Chen!
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The first story is the next chapter in the ongoing Partners in Time series, which follows the aftermath of Life is Strange assuming players selected the game’s “bad” ending and saved Chloe at the expense of Arcadia Bay. Additionally, the story features another returning character, Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s Steph Gringrich, who is confirmed to be in the upcoming True Color game and could indicate the story will bridge the time gap between the events of the first game and the upcoming title.
The second half of the comic provides readers with a first look at the town of Haven Springs and Alex Chen, the telepathic protagonist of Life is Strange: True Colors. The comic is said to cover the events leading up to the game, which is set to release in its entirety--a first for the Life is Strange series--on September 10.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Amazon Prime now has more than 200 million subscribers. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the figure was revealed by outgoing CEO Jeff Bezos in a letter to shareholders.
Bezos is about to become the company's chairman later in the year and is handing CEO duties over to Andy Jassy. In his final letter to shareholders in the company, Bezos revealed the huge subscriber number, which puts it only slightly behind Netflix. In January this year, it was reported that Netflix had increased its subscriber base to 203.66 million in 2020. However, it's worth remembering that access to Amazon Prime Video is included in a standard Prime subscription, so not every Prime member necessarily watches the video streaming platform.
In his letter, Bezos praised Jassy, who will move from running Amazon Web Services. "Andy is brilliant and has the highest of high standards," he said. "I guarantee you that Andy won't let the universe make us typical. He will muster the energy needed to keep alive in us what makes us special. That won't be easy, but it is critical. I also predict it will be satisfying and oftentimes fun."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Resident Evil's upgrade systems have largely been de-emphasized over the years so that players would be forced to rely on their wits and skill to survive, but Resident Evil Village is bringing some of those tools back for its protagonist Ethan Winters. As revealed in Game Informer's latest cover feature, players will be able to hunt down animals, whose meat can be harvested and turned into a useful meal at Duke's Kitchen.
Once prepared, the meal can offer a permanent buff for players, such as decreased damage. Killing a boar, a mountain goat, or poultry will require spending some precious ammo, so players will need to make every shot count. You can also do a spot of fishing, but since there's no dedicated fishing system, you'll need to reel the lake chickens in with your gun. The wildlife won't take kindly to being hunted either, as Ethan could find himself on the receiving end of their rage over having a few bullets fired in their direction.
Players can also upgrade Ethan's arsenal, as antagonists will occasionally drop the Lei currency when they've been defeated or precious items that can be sold to Duke. Resident Evil Village has plenty of hidden treasure throughout all four of its environments, and with enough cash you can upgrade Ethan's pistol to be more accurate, fire faster, and hit harder.Continue Reading at GameSpot
The new action movie Memory from James Bond director Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) will feature some big names. It's been confirmed by Collider that joining the previously announced star, Liam Neeson, will be Guy Pearce (Memento), Monica Bellucci (Spectre), and Harold Torres (ZeroZeroZero).
Neeson stars in the movie as Alex Lewis, who is described as an "expert assassin with a reputation for discreet precision." That is familiar territory for Neeson, who played a similar-sounding character in the Taken series.Monica Belluci in a scene from Spectre
Lewis refuses to take a job for a crime organization and then finds himself as the target of a hit, so he must go on the offensive and hunt down his assailants. The twist is that Lewis has memory loss, which complicates his mission at every turn.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Blooming Business: Casino's New Trailer Reveals A Dark Criminal Underbelly To This Cute-Looking Game
French developer Homo Ludens has revealed a new trailer for Blooming Business: Casino, the studio's debut title. The trailer for the tycoon strategy game initially seems rather cute, before revealing Blooming Business has a rather dark narrative undercurrent.
Set in a fictional universe of anthropomorphic animals, Blooming Business sees you create your own casino, with building layouts and machines inspired by 1950s Las Vegas. The storylines in the game are inspired by the same era, creating a shady criminal underworld that you'll have to contend with as you strive to make a profit.
"Classic tycoons all have magic in them, and we want to respect that formula, but Blooming Business: Casino will add some emphasis on the drama," Homo Ludens founder and CEO David Ranineau said. "It's a game in which people will come to create their own casino and they will hopefully stay for what happens in it--we have interesting characters, meaningful narrative events. Players will have to make choices, some tougher than others."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Days Gone will launch for PC on May 18, Sony has announced, while the company has also revealed gameplay footage for the first time. The trailer shows off some of the new PC features like its uncapped frame rate, photo mode, and more.
Days Gone for PC features 21:9 ultra-wide monitor support, as well as an unlocked frame rate option. Up to 500 zombies freakers can be on the screen at once, Sony said. In terms of other PC features, players can customize the level of detail, foliage draw distances, and other graphical settings. The game also supports controllers (either from Sony or others), along with mouse and keyboard controls.
What's more, Days Gone for PC has a photo mode that lets you snap photos from inside the game and then share them on social media.Continue Reading at GameSpot
If you've never felt that you've constantly been under surveillance, one webcam designed to look and operate like a human eye will certainly send a chill down your spine when you see it in action. Created by Marc Teyssier, the Eyecam doesn't just look like an ocular organ, it actively monitors the area around it and can blink, fall asleep, and express emotions thanks to its eyebrow.
Speaking to IGN, Teyssier said that the idea behind the Eyecam is to help people examine their relationship with technology and sensing devices, such as Amazon's Alexa assistant which have become commonplace in households over the years.
"Webcams...are in front of us, looking at us constantly," Teyssier said. "We are familiar with the human eye, and a webcam and a human eye share a purpose: they 'see,' but in contrast to the webcam, the human eye is expressive. Human eyes can express happiness, anger, boredom, or fatigue. The anthropomorphic features [of the Eyecam] are really strong and adding flesh (and eyebrows) makes the device much more expressive. I believe that if every device's working state and functions were explicit, it would better for end-users [and] privacy issues will be highlighted."Continue Reading at GameSpot
The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn is a big fan of BioWare's Star Wars RPG, Knights of the Old Republic. However, he's not sure it should become a film, and he has no plans to direct a Star Wars movie.
Posting on Twitter, Gunn said he was happy to see KOTOR trending this week. "It's still the greatest video game of all time," he said. "It is my favorite Star Wars thing out of all Star Wars games, movies, TV shows, toys, and comics."
Someone replied to ask if Gunn could pull some strings at Disney and try to make a KOTOR movie. But he replied, "Just because it's a perfect video game doesn't mean it needs to be a movie."Continue Reading at GameSpot
ZeniMax Online Studios has settled into a predictable and consistent release schedule with The Elder Scrolls Online's chapters and DLC updates--for better and for worse. The first quarter of every year always gets a two-pack of new four-person group PvE dungeons, the second quarter gets a massive new "chapter" expansion, the third quarter gets two more dungeon releases, and then the final quarter of the year is a smaller PvE DLC, usually a new zone that's directly connected to the year's big chapter update.
This year's large chapter expansion, Blackwood, feels significant because it brings in more regions from Tamriel's central province, Cyrodiil, and lets players return to the Planes of Oblivion to once again wage war against the Daedra. For an MMO that's already retread Morrowind and Skyrim areas, it's only natural to bring back Oblivion as well.Betting On Blackwood
Blackwood features about 30 hours of new storyline content, in addition to tons of new side quests, delves, public dungeons, world bosses, and more across the new zone. Blackwood's version of world events take on the form of Oblivion portals that crack open around the region, similar to Dark Anchors from the base game, Abyssal Geysers from Summerset, Harrowstorms from Greymoor, and so on.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Two-time Oscar winner Renee Zellweger has been cast in a new golf-themed comedy film called The Back Nine that comes from Sex and the City's Michael Patrick King. He wrote the script with Jhoni Marchinko and Krista Smith and he's also set to direct.
According to Deadline, Zellweger is attached to play the character Casey Jones, a woman who gave up her career in golf to allow for her husband to succeed. With her marriage falling apart and her son away at college, Zellweger decides to get back into golf and make the most of the "back nine" of her life, according to the film's description from Deadline.
King said Zellweger is a "stunning actress with incredible range." He said, "She can make you laugh and cry and has a great golf swing. What more could anyone want?"Continue Reading at GameSpot
It's an exciting time for fans of the MLB The Show series, as this year's MLB The Show 21 is releasing in just a matter of hours now. Publisher Sony has announced that the game's premium editions unlock when the clock strikes midnight on April 16.
The four-day early access weekend only applies to the more expensive editions of the game, and not the standard edition. The $85 Jackie Robinson Edition and the $100 Digital Deluxe and Jackie Robinson Deluxe editions include the four-day early access promotion, so you will need to pay extra to start playing early.
Not only does buying one of these premium editions let you play four days early, but every collector's edition sold in the US until the end of 2021 includes a $1 donation from PlayStation to the Jackie Robinson Foundation.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Mike Flanagan is set to direct an adaptation of Christopher Pike's sci-fi horror novel The Season of Passage. Flanagan is best known for the Netflix shows The Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor, and the movie Doctor Sleep.
Flanagan will write the screenplay with his brother James for Intrepid Pictures and Universal. The filmmaker confirmed the news on Twitter, staying that "this project has been a dream of mine since I was a teenager," adding that he used to "daydream the theatrical trailer for this movie back in the early '90s."
"I see you brought the fire..." This project has been a dream of mine since I was a teenager. I'm so excited to be collaborating with my brother James, and my partner in crime @IntrepidPix on this epic horror movie - in space - for @UniversalPics. https://t.co/YEn7iOj5yb— Mike Flanagan (@flanaganfilm) April 14, 2021
The Season of Passage was published in 1992 and focuses on NASA's first manned mission to Mars. The Russians had previously visited the Red Planet, but all contact was lost shortly after they landed, and the crew never returned. The story centers on a medical officer named Lauren Wagner, who has been experiencing terrible nightmares ahead of her journey to Mars.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson has launched her own Fortnite Locker, featuring content that is inspired by her own brand in real life, The Bush Babies.
Inside Fortnite, you can now purchase an array of content chosen by Larson as part of her partnership with Epic Games. This includes a special version of the bushranger skin featuring a "BB" necklace inspired by The Bush Babies. The bundle also includes Honey Hitters for the harvesting tool and a pair of emotes. Larson said in her announcement video that she might release her Fortnite ID soon so people can find her in the game.
A moment I will *forever* cherish... introducing my Fortnite Locker, inspired by my real life squad - The Bush Babies! What items are must-haves in your locker? #EpicPartner @FortniteGame pic.twitter.com/hRucOvaeUA— Brie Larson (@brielarson) April 15, 2021
You can see images from Larson's Fortnite Locker in her announcement video above and in the image below shared by the Fortnite team.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Microsoft Flight Simulator is a stunning game to see in action, and as you'd expect from a game that features entire nation's worth of high-resolution assets, it requires cutting edge hardware to be experienced at its visual best. If you haven't got such a PC, the good news is that Microsoft and Xbox France are hosting a giveaway for one that can easily run the game.
And it just so happens to look like an airplane turbine.
To celebrate World Update 4--which shines a light on several revamped European locations--all you have to do to enter is follow the Xbox France account on Twitter and comment with the #MicrosoftFlightSimulator hashtag.Continue Reading at GameSpot