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The Witcher: Blood Origin First Look Goes Behind The Scenes Of The Prequel

11 hours 51 min ago

Netflix revealed today as part of its Tudum event the first look at The Witcher: Blood Origin. This first clip takes us behind the scenes of the show with showrunner Declan de Barra.

The Witcher books that the Netflix series are based on have a rich history woven throughout the story of Geralt of Rivia, and The Witcher: Blood Origin will delve into it. Set 1,200 years before the events of the Witcher TV series--which itself spans well over 50 years--Blood Origin will tell the story of the original Witchers.

This clip, unfortunately, doesn't give us any fresh information to work with--we see a brief look at the COVID-proofed table read for the show, de Barra shows us a fake eel, and then teleports to Iceland to say that the series is filming there. De Barra hints that the show will use practical effects for the monsters, but buries it in enough jokes and fake-outs that it's hard to tell if he's being serious.

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Netflix Releases The Witcher Season 2 Sneak Peeks, Announces Season 3 Renewal

11 hours 52 min ago

The Witcher Season 2 finally hits this winter, just in time for Christmas. The teasers have been short and mysterious, thus far, but Netflix offered up a pair of sneak peek videos and some big announcements--including that The Witcher Season 3 is on the way--as well.

The first clip gives us a look at the first episode of Season 2, based on the Witcher story "A Grain of Truth," in which Geralt comes across a manor inhabited by a man named Nivellen, who has the face of a beast.

The Witcher Season 1 ended with the meeting of Geralt of Rivia and Princess Cirilla of Cintra--better known as Ciri--as the show's three separate timelines converged, while sorcerers including Yennefer of Vengeberg fought off the invading Nilfgaardian army. The second clip focuses on those two, total strangers, destined by fate to meet each other, along with all the strangeness that brings.

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Netflix's Natural Disaster Satire Don't Look Up Gets New Clip, New Release Date

12 hours 29 min ago

Netflix has released a new clip of Don't Look Up, the upcoming satire disaster movie from Adam McKay that follows two scientists who must inform the world that an Earth-destroying asteroid is coming. Netflix revealed this clip as part of Tudum, its streaming virtual fan event.

In Don't Look Up, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who embark on a media tour to tell people about a meteor that's expected to crash into Earth. Meryl Streep plays the President of the United States, with Jonah Hill playing her Chief of Staff as they--and the rest of the nation--deliberate over what to do or even acknowledge if there's a problem. In the newly released clip, DiCaprio and Lawrence nervously get an audience with Streep and Hill, but the administration can't be bothered to take the astronomers' concern about a "100% certainty" of disaster seriously. Instead, they quickly downgrade the situation's status to "sit tight and assess."

Other big names in the ensemble cast include Rob Morgan, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothee Chalamet, Cate Blanchett, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, and Scott Mescudi AKA Kid Cudi.

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Army Of Thieves Full Trailer Delivers Action, Humor, And Heists

12 hours 48 min ago

The full trailer for Army of Thieves is here, arriving to Netflix on October 29. The movie is a prequel to Zack Snyder's zombie movie Army of the Dead.

The Army of Thieves trailer was revealed as part of Tudum, Netflix's virtual streaming fan event. The movie focuses on Ludwig Dieter, the safe-cracker played by Matthias Schweighöfer in Army of the Dead. The trailer starts with Dieter being recruited by Gwendoline (Game of Thrones' Nathalie Emmanuel), a member of a criminal gang who wants Dieter to help them with a daring triple-heist, using the unfolding zombie apocalypse as a distraction. The rest of the trailer delivers lots of quickly cut action and snappy dialogue, and it definitely looks like a very different movie to Snyder's over-the-top zombiefest. Check it out below:

This promo follows the first Army of Thieves teaser, which was revealed during Comic-Con@Home in July.

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Cowboy Bebop's Stunning Opening Sequence Revealed By Netflix

13 hours 10 min ago

The title sequence for Netflix's live-action Cowboy Bebop has been released. The opening to the highly-anticipated adaptation of the classic anime series was revealed during Tudum, the streaming giant's virtual fan event.

The sequence mirrors the iconic anime's opening in style, which sets the tone for the show. Against composer Yoko Kanno's iconic Cowboy Bebop theme music, we are introduced to the show's cast, with overlaid comic-book-style artwork, frame panels, silhouettes, and various amazing-looking clips from the series. Frankly, it's so good--and there's so much in there--that'll you'll almost certainly want to watch it a second time. And maybe a third. Check it out below:

Cowboy Bebop hits Netflix on November 19. The show focused on a gang of intergalactic bounty hunters who travel through space in their ship the Bebop and stars John Cho (Searching) as bounty hunter Spike Spiegel. Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage) is the Bebop's captain Jet Black, with Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) as amnesiac bounty hunter Faye Valentine, and Alex Hassell (The Boys) as hitman Vicious. You can check out the first images from the show here.

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Netflix Sets Release Tiger King 2 For November 17 Release

13 hours 28 min ago

Netflix recently announced that it would be doing a sequel to the acclaimed true crime documentary series Tiger King. Now, during the streaming service's Tudum event, we know Tiger King 2 will be released on November 17.

Tiger King 2 is part of Netflix's upcoming slate of new true crime shows and movies. Netflix recently promoted itself as "the home of true crime" and promised "more madness and mayhem" in Tiger King 2 with a trailer revealing that Tiger King 2 will pick up after the events of the first season. In the recent clip, we see incarcerated former zoo keeper Joe Exotic on the phone from jail, his rival Carole Baskin striding down a corridor, and a billboard advertising a $1 million reward for solving the disappearance of Baskin's husband Don Lewis. Check out Netflix's newer Tudum clip for Tiger King 2 below.

Tiger King was released in March 2020, and, according to Netflix, was watched by 64 million households in the first four weeks on the service. There's also a live-action version of the story in the works at Peacock, which will star Kate McKinnon as Carole Baskin and John Cameron Mitchell as Joe Exotic. Sadly, however, the rival version that was set to star Nicolas Cage as Exotic is no longer happening.It was also recently announced that Joe Exotic, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, may be getting out of prison sooner than expected. A federal appeals court recently agreed to vacate his sentence on a technicality and re-sentence him. Tiger King 2 hits Netflix on November 17.

Netflix Releases Vikings Valhalla Teaser Trailer

13 hours 31 min ago

Vikings Valhalla, a prequel to History Channel's Vikings, was revealed back in 2019. Since then, quite a bit about the show has been revealed, from the cast to the first tease about what to expect. Now, though, Netflix has pulled back the curtain on the series.

In a teaser trailer for Vikings Valhalla, Netflix introduced some of the major players you'll meet in the series, including Leif Eriksson (Sam Corlett) and his brother Freydis Eriksdotter (Frida Gustavsson). The look at the series also displayed just how brutal and violent Valhalla is going to be, but also how epic in scale the series is--much like its predecessor. You can check out the video below.

Vikings Valhalla is set over 100 years before History's Vikings, so don't expect to see many familiar faces from the long-running series. After all, none of them were even born yet. However, the new show will focus on some of the greatest Vikings from the historical record. Still, Vikings creator Michael Hirst is involved in the series as an executive producer, alongside Jeb Stuart, Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, Sherry Marsh, Alan Gasmer, Sheila Hockin, and John Weber.

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Netflix's Arcane Series Gets New Trailer And November Release Date

13 hours 39 min ago

The animated Netflix series event Arcane is coming to the streaming service on November 6. Based on the world of League of Legends, Netflix and Riot Games debuted a new trailer for the upcoming series during Tudum, Netflix's event.

Arcane takes place in the utopian world of Piltover in multiple Runeterra regions. Of course, you can expect Easter eggs from the League of Legends series, which includes some familiar faces, like Jinx, Vi, and Caitlyn. And yes, there will be plenty of action, adventure, and intrigue. Check out the trailer below.

The premiere will arrive at 7 PM PT, hours after the League of Legends Worlds final. Arcane will consist of nine episodes with three episodes in each act. The first three episodes--which follow Jinx and Vi--will launch on November 6. Act two of Arcane lands on November 13 and act three arrives on November 20. The latter acts will arrive at 12 AM PT on their respective release dates.

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Netflix Announces Extraction 2 Because Evidently Chris Hemsworth's Character Didn't Die

13 hours 51 min ago

Netflix recently unveiled an announcement teaser for Extraction 2, a sequel to the popular 2020 action-thriller starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Now, during the streaming service's Tudum event, we know that Extraction 2 will pick up right after the events of the first film.

Even though Extraction seemed to very definitively end with Hemsworth's character dying at the end of the film, Hemsworth announced, "Tyler Rake is alive and well and ready to take on his next mission." In the clip, we definitely see Tyler alive--but not doing quite so well. Badly wounded after a firefight on a bridge, Tyler takes a header into the water below, and miraculously after a beat swims to the surface.

According to Netflix last year, some 90 million households watched Extraction over its first four weeks of release in April 2020. At the time, it outpaced similarly impressive viewing records for Tiger King, which started airing the month before. Extraction did so well for Netflix that a follow-up film was already announced a month after release. Production on Extraction 2 started this month in the Czech Republic.

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Cobra Kai Season 4 Gets First Trailer, December Release Date

14 hours 1 min ago

While we got Season 3 of Cobra Kai earlier this year, it feels like it's been far too long since the continuation of the Karate Kid released new episodes. Thankfully, the drought is coming to a close, thanks to Netflix's Tudum event. The streaming service has revealed the first trailer for Cobra Kai Season 4 and, even better, Netflix announced that the new episodes will all drop on December 31.

The trailer, which you can watch below, is pure joy for fans of the series. As you may remember, Season 3 ended with Johnny (William Zabka) and Daniel (Ralph Macchio) joining forces to unite their respective dojos in a battle against Kreese (Martin Kove) and Cobra Kai. Now, looking forward, former foes Daniel and Johnny are finding ways to work together, even if it's not going as smoothly as one might hope--that shouldn't be much of a surprise, though.

The goal for them is to train their students well enough to defeat Cobra Kai at the upcoming All-Valley Karate Tournament. However, what they don't know is if Kreese has an ace up his sleeve. Thomas Ian Griffith is reprising his role as the evil Terry Silver from Karate Kid Part III in the new season, once again coming to the aid of his longtime best friend Kreese. On Cobra Kai, a much younger version of Silver was introduced last season during the flashbacks to Kreese's time in the Vietnam War.

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Netflix Debuts First Look At The Sandman Live-Action Series

14 hours 18 min ago

During Netflix's Tudum event, the streaming service revealed an exciting first look at its upcoming adaptation of The Sandman. As co-creator Neil Gaiman himself said earlier this year, he's held off for 30 years "successfully battling bad movies of Sandman" and the recently released clip finally lets viewers start to form a first impression of the direction it's headed.

Gaiman also recently said that he isn't particularly interested in premature criticisms from people "who don't understand/haven't read Sandman" and prefers newcomers and old-school fans "watch the show, make up your minds" for themselves."

As for the footage shown during Tudum, it was a quick--though impactful and very dramatic--clip of Dream/Sandman being summoned. Introducing the clip during Tudum, Gaiman reassured fans that this "decades-long gestation was a bit of a blessing... this is how it was always supposed to happen." The clip, in that regard, does not disappoint.

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Ozark Season 4 First Look: The Final Season Hits Netflix In 2022

15 hours 4 min ago

Netflix has finally offered a first look at the highly-anticipated Season 4 of Ozark, the high-octane crime drama. Netflix revealed this clip as part of Tudum, its streaming virtual fan event.

With Seasons 1-3, the Netflix original series consisted of 10 episodes per season. This final season will be expanded compared to previous installments, consisting of four more episodes than previously expected. Season 4 will also be split into two parts, with each one consisting of seven episodes. Unfortunately, that--plus the pandemic--has meant a whole lot of waiting for fans to see what's in store for this 14-episode final season. Finally, during Tudum, we now see for ourselves that the wait was more than worth it. Star Jason Bateman confirmed, before introducing a clip that's a "little strange," that they are currently filming the final season and it will hit Netflix sometime in 2022. In the sneak peek clip, Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney) are cleaning blood out of their hair in a mysterious mansion, implying that even more bodies are going to fall in the super-sized final season.

Ozark follows the Byrde family from the Chicago suburbs to Missouri, where they go to set up a money laundering operation after another scheme with a Mexican drug cartel goes wrong. However, upon setting up in the Lake of the Ozarks region, the family finds themselves dealing with local criminals. The series stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, and others.

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Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Takes Us Into Creel House

15 hours 13 min ago

It's been so long since Stranger Things Season 3 arrived in the summer of 2019. Now, after over two years, we finally have the first trailer for Season 4 of the Netflix original series thanks to the streaming service's Tudum event. You might remember that at the end of Stranger Things Season 3, Hopper (David Harbour) looked to be stuck in a Russian prison where the Demogorgon was also being held captive. Meanwhile, Eleven (Millie Bobbie Brown) was rendered powerless and moved away from Hawkins with the Byers family.

Now, Stranger Things is picking up those story threads and introducing a sinister new character in Victor Creel (Robert Englund). It was revealed on the official Stranger Things Twitter account that the new character has been locked in a psychiatric hospital since committing a gruesome crime in the 1950s. Based on the quick look, it seems he killed his family, though the Upside Down may be involved if the flickering lights are any hint. You can see the first look at Creel in action, along with a very important tease about Season 4, below.

We dare you to be upset about Dustin and Steve's friendship still being a focal point of the series in Season 4.

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First Look Red Notice Clip Shows Gal Gadot Beating The Snot Out Of Dwayne Johnson And Ryan Reynolds

15 hours 15 min ago

Netflix's Tudum event has officially kicked off and brought with it a first look at a brand new, upcoming heist movie: Red Notice, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot.

Dwayne Johnson himself took over the Tudum stream to share a scene, calling Red Notice "Netflix's biggest movie, ever." Take a look at the sneak peak now.

In the movie, Johnson plays an FBI profiler on the hunt for the world's greatest art thief (Gadot), with the help of "the greatest conman the world has never seen," played by Reynolds. He equated the movie to the action-adventure movies we grew up with and the scene--featuring all three lead characters getting into a brawl in the middle of a dramatically lit art gallery--certainly seems to back-up his claims. Of course, the fight gets progressively more absurd and eventually begins incorporating the museum artefacts themselves and ends with Gadot putting an end to things by handcuffing Reynolds and Johnson together.

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Learn A New Language With The World’s Largest Language Community

17 hours 29 min ago

If you've always wanted to learn another language but don't know where to start, this deal might be up your alley. Right now, you can add a language to your arsenal by grabbing a Busuu Language Learning Premium Plus 1-Year Subscription for $59 (reg. $108).

Once you become a member, you can learn up to 12 different languages with access to an incredibly wide range of online resources. Busuu is the world's largest community for language learning.

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Sable Beginner's Guide: Seven Things We Wish We Knew At The Start

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 07:20

Sable is out now, and the open-world adventure game wears its inspirations on its thick-lined sleeves. With an aesthetic that borrows heavily from the art of Moebius and gameplay that borrows heavily from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you may go into the debut PC and console game from developer Shedworks thinking you know what to expect. But Sable has plenty of surprises in store. It may seem like Breath of the Wild minus combat, but it differs from Nintendo's masterpiece in plenty of other ways as well. And, if you go in expecting pacifist Zelda, you may be waiting for mechanics that will never show up.

Here are seven things we wish we knew when we first embarked on our desert adventure.

You CAN Upgrade Your Stamina

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Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Corrupt Woodsmith Boss Guide - How To Beat Adira

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 06:40

Similar to Corrupt Taro, Corrupt Woodsmith is a test of the abilities and strategies you've developed up to this point in Kena: Bridge of Spirits. In Taro's case, that mostly has to do with the Spirit Bow, as most of the ways to weaken him and make the fight easier are related to sniping parts of his body. Similarly, Woodsmith is all about your recently acquired Spirit Bombs--this fight requires you to regularly use Kena's bomb abilities, so having a good grasp of how they work is vital for overcoming this fight.

In the following guide, we go over how to best handle the Woodsmith and her fiery attacks. More so than the Taro boss fight, this battle will test you on your ability to keep track of your surroundings. Always keep in mind where the Woodsmith is, as well as where the two healing flowers are in relation to you. Turning your back on the Woodsmith to run away and heal can result in some easily avoidable deaths--this boss behaves differently depending on how far away you are from her and turning your back to run away means you'll have a hard time responding to her long-range attacks. Keep your eyes on Woodsmith so you can keep track of her tells.

More Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Guides:

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Iron Banter: This Week In Destiny 2 - Science-ing The Trials Of Osiris And Uncovering Ascendant Mysteries

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 06:35

Just about every week brings something new to Destiny 2, whether it's story beats, new activities, or interesting new combinations of elements that let players devastate each other in the Crucible. Iron Banter is our weekly look at what's going on in the world of Destiny and a rundown of what's drawing our attention across the solar system.

Bungie rolled out even more Trials of Osiris changes this week, and while I know we've been talking about this a lot, the alterations to the mode continue to sound really excellent. I've spent a little time in the mode again this weekend and remain excited for the adjustments, which is a really nice feeling to have after spending the last year getting amped to try a Trials run and then getting demoralized over the course of a couple hours and some rough losses.

Trials isn't the only thing going on this week, though. The Shattered Realm has quickly become one of my favorite things in Destiny 2 right now, and the last couple iterations of the mode have done some really cool things with story. Here we go.

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Best Racing Wheel: Top Picks For PlayStation, Xbox, And PC

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 05:25

There's never been a better time to be a fan of racing games, as not only is there no shortage of great titles to choose from, but they all look fantastic on current consoles and PC rigs. Not only is there a wide selection of attractive games to choose from, but you can faithfully replicate what it feels like to be inside of a modern hypercar thanks to a selection of peripherals on offer from multiple manufacturers.

Manufacturers from Logitech to Thrustmaster have long offered terrific steering wheels to use in these games, and even though many of them cost several hundreds of dollars, they're well worth investing in when you want to treat yourself to a virtual track day. If you're on the hunt for more hardware to enhance your racing experience, we've also got round-ups on the best accessories currently available for Xbox, PS4, and PS5.

We've rounded up the best racing wheels on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, with some of our entries even boasting multiplatform use. If you're looking for some games to play with your new racing wheel, check out our roundup of the best PlayStation racing games (many of which are also available on Xbox and PC). The most prominent racing exclusives on PlayStation and Xbox are getting new entries soon as well. Make sure to check out our Forza Horizon 5 preorder guide and Gran Turismo 7 preorder guide for more details.

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CoD: Warzone's Loud Shipping Containers Could Be Opening Soon

Sat, 09/25/2021 - 05:23

Call of Duty: Warzone's annoying shipping container structures may finally be opening soon, as a glimpse of Verdansk's shipping containers make a brief appearance in Treyarch's Season 5 cinematic outro trailer for Black Ops Cold War's ongoing narrative.

Yesterday's cinematic trailer shows operators Frank Woods and Jason Hudson discussing the recent events from Season 5's previous cinematics, which include Stitch and Kitsune activating the Numbers broadcast. Woods and Hudson believe their fellow operator Alder has become compromised after the broadcast.

If you blink, you might miss the quick clip of Warzone's shipping structures when Hudson mentions that Adler has now gone rogue in Verdansk. This is likely a tease that players can expect something to finally happen with those containers.

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