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Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Gets Story DLC Later This Year

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 05:07

Ubisoft has revealed Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown's content roadmap for 2024. It includes new modes and costumes, as well as story DLC.

While the story DLC was announced, no other details were given except that it'll be released later in 2024. This month, however, the game will get a free update called the Warrior's Path. It includes both speedrun and permadeath modes, in addition to new Sargon outfits. In Spring 2024, the free Boss Attack update will add a boss rush mode and even more new Sargon outfits.

Summer 2024 will see the release of the free Divine Trials update, which will bring new combat, platform, and puzzle challenges. There will also be new amulets and more Sargon outfits. While the roadmap indicates that the first three updates will be free, it doesn't mention that the story DLC will be, which could mean that the story DLC will have a price tag.

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Shrek 2 Is Returning To Theaters For Its 20th Anniversary, And I Bet You Feel Old Now

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 04:06

Shrek 2 is returning to theaters to celebrate the animated movie's 20th anniversary. The multi-Oscar-nominated film is come back to cinemas in the US for one week, starting April 12.

Cinemark and AMC locations across the US are screening the movie for the 20th anniversary. Cinemark is charging $10 and AMC has the movie listed for $5 per ticket. Other cinema chains may offer the re-release as well. As usual, check with your local theater before heading out.

You are cordially invited back to a land Far Far Away! #Shrek 2 is back in theaters for one week only, starting April 12.

— Universal Pictures (@UniversalPics) March 13, 2024

Shrek 2 was originally released in May 2004. It earned two Academy Award nominations, including Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for Counting Crows' "Accidentally in Love." The movie didn't win either award, however.

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Baldur's Gate 3 - How To Romance Astarion

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 03:43

The blood-sucking elf known as Astarion has become one of Baldur's Gate 3's most beloved companion characters, with voice actor Neil Newbon taking home the award for Best Performance at 2023's The Game Awards. But despite his popularity among players, Astarion can prove to be one of the most difficult companions to romance, especially for good-aligned player characters.

Astarion does become more agreeable as time goes on, but earning his approval early on in the game can prove frustrating, as he often disapproves of kind actions while approving of outright abhorrent behavior. This makes Astarion an ideal partner for anyone playing as The Dark Urge, though things can get tricky for players who want to romance him without watching the world burn. But regardless of what sort of moral compass your character is following, we've got you covered--keep reading for a step-by-step guide to romancing Faerûn's sassiest vampire spawn.

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  • How To Romance Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3How To Romance Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3RecruitmentAstarion's complicated past and duplicitous nature can make for a romance that is both challenging and extremely rewarding

    Naturally, players will need to meet and recruit Astarion before they can woo him. Unlike Shadowheart and Lae'zel, you won't find Astarion on the Nautiloid, so don't bother trying to hunt him down until after the Illithid vessel has already crash-landed on the beach near The Grove.

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CoD: Warzone And MW3 Patch Notes Include Bug Fixes And Attachment Nerfs

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 03:26

A new update arrived to both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone on March 13. This small update includes quality-of-life changes, bug fixes, and some nerfs for Season 2's most overpowered attachments. Here's everything you need to know.

For Modern Warfare 3, the Skidrow map now has additional spawn points for Hardpoint, which the developer says were added to decrease the probability of an unfavorable spawn flip.

The Priceless camo challenge for Season 2 Reloaded's new SOA Subverter battle rifle should now be properly tracking, and the gun's Gilded mastery challenge now displays the correct requirements.

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Persona 3 Reload Statue Adds Some Collectible Style To Your Shelf

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 03:12

It's a good time to be a Persona fan, and if the recent release of Persona 3 Reload and its upcoming expansion isn't enough, it's time to get physical. Specifically, a physical replica of the game's silent protagonist with this new statue from Kotobukiya. Available to preorder now ahead of its August arrival, this statue is an impressive replica of The Protagonist and stands almost nine inches--or almost 23cm--tall.

Priced at $160, the statue includes several game-accurate details like the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad armband, Evoker summoning medium, and a base using clear parts to help create a stylish Persona-like atmosphere. If you're interested, you can preorder this collectible from Entertainment Earth or Amazon. It is currently sold out on Amazon, but new stock is expected soon on that site. If you choose to go the Entertainment Earth route, you can use the code WINTER79 to get free US shipping.

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Persona 3 Reload is now available on PC and console, and if you're a Game Pass subscriber for PC or Xbox, you can get the game through that library as well. This month has also seen the release of the Persona 3 Reload Expansion Pass, concluding the game's story with the missing chapter later this year alongside plenty of extras. The first wave of content from the expansion pass has already arrived and has added 16 fan-favorite tracks from modern Persona games, and more content will arrive in May.

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Zack Snyder Reacts To Rebel Moon Critics And Teases Gory R-Rated Cut To Come

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 03:10

Director Zack Snyder has responded to the negative reviews from critics for his newest Netflix film, Rebel Moon, saying the bad reviews are not surprising because the reaction to his films is often "polarizing." Snyder also discussed the upcoming R-rated cuts of Rebel Moon and its sequel, saying they are "insane."

Speaking to Empire, Snyder said he doesn't have a "rebuttal" to the poor reviews (Rebel Moon sits at a 31 on GameSpot sister site Metacritic). "For whatever reason, the reaction to my movies is very polarizing, and it always has been. The movie, it doesn't seem like there's that much in it that would warrant such visceral responses."

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Summer Game Fest 2024: Date, How To Watch, And What To Expect

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 03:00

Summer Game Fest is returning this June, and the organizers have now shared more details about the event and what to expect. There will no longer be any conflicts with the next iteration of E3, however, as that summer show is permanently canceled.

Date, time, and how to watch

The fifth annual Summer Game Fest 2024 takes place on Friday, June 7 from the YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park. The event will host "thousands" of people in person and will stream live across the internet in all the usual places starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET.

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Get This Popular Gargoyles Board Game For Just $15

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 02:53

Gargoyles was only on the air for three seasons, though it earned a dedicated fanbase during its short run. Its final episode appeared in 1997, and more than two decades later, Gargoyles lives on in the form of a cooperative board game, Gargoyles: Awakening. Best of all, the game is seeing a nice discount right now, letting you add it to your collection for just $15 (h/t Wario64).

Disney Gargoyles: Awakening $15 (was $40)

The board game has proved to be wildly popular, and right now Amazon is temporarily out of stock. Thankfully, you can still place an order and Amazon will notify you when it has an estimated delivery date. It's unclear how long this will be the case before it simply becomes impossible to purchase--so consider grabbing a copy while you can.

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Gargoyles: Awakening is a cooperative strategy game that sees you and up to four friends battling against Xanatos and Demona. The game comes with six miniatures, features a 3D board (thanks to constructible buildings), and provides plenty of replayability thanks to rulesets for four unique episodes. One episode even lets a player try their hand at controlling a villain--making for a highly competitive play session.

The board game is designed to be easy to learn, with a simple ruleset suitable for anyone over the age of 10. Matches run for up to 60 minutes, and it's a great choice for a cooperative game night that doesn't require you to be a tabletop expert. And now that it's listed for just $15, it's even easier to recommend.

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TikTok Ban Bill Successfully Passed By US House

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 02:26

A potential TikTok ban in the US has taken another step forward after lawmakers successfully passed a new bill in The US House. The bill received 352 votes in favor of it and 65 votes against it, easily securing more than the two-thirds majority needed to be passed, and it will head to the Senate next to be discussed further.

If the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act clears this next step, it could be signed into law by US President Joe Biden as soon as Friday, effectively banning TikTok or forcing its owner ByteDance to put it up for sale to a party that doesn't raise the same security concerns.

Biden has also indicated that he is willing to sign this bill if it reaches him. "If they pass it, I'll sign it," he said to reporters recently, although the bill could still face legal changes revolving around it possibly violating the First Amendment.

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You Can Save On The Nintendo Switch And Get A Free Gift Card At Amazon This Week

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 02:11

Mario Day is officially over, but some great Nintendo Switch deals are sticking around longer than expected. In fact, now is a great time to be shopping for a Switch console, as most retailers are offering a free $25 gift card with your purchase. The deal applies to Switch Lite, Switch OLED, and the standard Switch. Some of these offers either come with game or even a discount, such as the Animal Crossing Switch Lite and standard Nintendo Switch at Amazon.

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The Nintendo Switch Lite: Animal Crossing Edition at Target is arguably the best deal of the bunch. Along with a free $25 gift card, your purchase comes with a free copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Since the game is still listed for $60, that's a total added value of $85. There's nothing special you need to do to claim the offer. Just add the item to your cart and checkout to get the free game and gift card.

Amazon is running a similar promotion for the standard Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED Model, though you'll need to make sure you click the "Redeem" button on the product page before adding it to your cart. Alternatively, you can enter NSWOLED25 at checkout. The standard Switch console is especially worth considering, as the Switch is discounted to just $277 (down from $300).

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You Can Watch Stephen King's Next Movie Adaptation From The Comfort Of Your Reading Chair

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 02:07

Warner Bros. wants people to invite the vampire horror film Salem's Lot into their homes as the movie is skipping a theatrical release for a Max-exclusive premiere this year. The film--based on the 1975 novel from Stephen King--comes from Annabelle Comes Home director Gary Dauberman. The filmmaker also previously served as a writer on It and It: Chapter Two.

According to Variety, Salem's Lot was originally set to debut in theaters in September 2022. However, the film was then delayed for COVID-19-related issues before eventually being removed from WB's release calendar altogether.

Salem's Lot sees a writer going back to his hometown, called Jerusalem's Lot, to come up with a new book. But after returning, author Ben Mears (portrayed by Top Gun: Maverick's Lewis Pullman) finds out there's a vampire lurking about. The rest of the cast includes Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage, 12 Years a Slave), Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp (Joker), Pilou Asbæk, and John Benjamin Hickey.

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Sea Of Stars Is Getting A Co-Op Mode In The Future

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 02:00

Sea of Stars was a highlight last year in an ocean of great titles, and this fantasy game influenced by the 16-bit RPGs of the '90s is about to expand with a new co-op mode in the future. Sabotage Studio has revealed a brief teaser of the three-player couch co-op mode, which allows for a trio of players to journey together.

This "Single Player+" mode keeps the turn-based gameplay of Sea of Stars intact, as each player will engage in traversal and combat with a new co-op timed hits mechanic. Sabotage Studios says the mode is still in development and will release more details soon. To get a quick idea of what you can expect, you can watch the 10-second teaser video below of Valere, Zale, and Garl exploring the land.

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Revolutionary Thunderbolt Patterson Will Join This Year's WWE Hall Of Fame Class

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 01:39

Claude "Thunderbolt" Patterson, who was blacklisted from the NWA in the 1970s due to calling out the deeply seeded racism in the business, and attempting to form a wrestler's union, will be inducted into the WWE’s Hall of Fame next month during Wrestlemania weekend.

Patterson became known for his outlandish promo style with the smooth vernacular that mirrored the famed Black actors of the blaxploitation. He was a peer of fellow WWE Hall of Famer, the iconic Dusty Rhodes, and was often credited with inspiring The American Dream's boisterous persona.

He would go on to work in countless NWA territories, capturing titles across the country. Famously seen as a tag team specialist, his list of solo victories includes wins over Bruiser Brody, winning the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship. Thunderbolt most famously teamed with Ole Anderson before their partnership erupted into a fierce rivalry, and took Anderson to new heights with the first formation of the original Four Horsemen.

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The Binding Of Isaac Card Game Hits Lowest Price Ever

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 01:32

Binding of Isaac is one of the most popular indie games in recent memory, featuring a uniquely dark art style and a narrative unlike anything else in gaming. It seems Isaac couldn’t be contained to just the world of video games, as the sacrificial character is also the star of a tabletop card game. And right now, you'll find The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Ultimate Collection Card Game for just $99 (down from $117).

The Binding of Isaac: Four Souls Ultimate Collection Card Game $99 (was $117)

That's the lowest price we've ever seen for the game, and it's among one of the few discounts we've seen over the past year. The collection includes everything you need to start playing, and since it comes with the base game and both the Requiem and Four Souls+ expansions, you'll have plenty of quirky ways to change up your experience.

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Once you're done playing, everything can be stored in the large collector's box.

The goal of the game is to collect treasure and defeat enemies as you attempt to acquire four souls. Do that, and you'll win. But with hundreds of cards in the deck, there are plenty of things that'll get between you and victory. All 700 plus cards in the collection look great, as they boast the same striking art style as the video game.

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New GameFly Pre-Played Sale Includes Marvel's Spider-Man 2 For Only $40

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 01:29

A selection of pre-played PS5 and Xbox Series X games are on sale at GameFly right now. GameFly's used games are already cheaper than buying full price, but these limited-time deals can save you up to an extra $10 off the pre-owned price.

One cool thing about purchasing used games from GameFly is that you get the original case and any inserts that are included with new copies. In our experience, the discs are in really great condition, too. We've bought a few games from GameFly that looked fresh out of the warehouse.

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Alone In The Dark Dev Talks Edward's Mustache And Why You Need To Play The Game Twice

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 01:17

The upcoming reimagining of Alone in the Dark that releases next week brings back series protagonist Edward--played by David Harbour--but in the new game, he doesn't have a mustache. What gives? Creative director Pikael Hedberg of developer Pieces Interactive has explained why the studio chose to depict Edward as clean-shaven. The studio also discussed how players will need to play the game twice to get the full story.

In a FAQ, Hedberg said Edwards in the new Alone in the Dark is "pretty close" to who he is in the original series, but without his glorious mustache. He said the "magnificent mustache" from earlier games made sense when Edward was just beginning his career as a private detective. But later games made him into more of an action hero. With the new Alone in the Dark going "back to the original" in terms of his character design, many thought Edward might get his iconic mustache back. But Pieces decided to go a different direction.

"When paired up with Emily (Jodie Comer) he seemed a little uninteresting. Emily was this tormented character with a family connection to our story catalyst Jeremy Hartwood, so she came more naturally. The question then was, who was Edward to her," Hedberg said. "Turns out she hires him to help her. And she certainly wouldn’t hire just anybody. He had to be at least a little capable. To avoid the action type he fell into the reluctant hero slot and suddenly we had gone all this way to kind of wind up with a classic noir detective. I think with as little we actually knew about Edward in the original game, I feel like our Edward is pretty close. Except for his majestic moustache, of course."

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Fortnite Festival Is Getting An Unexpected Crossover

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 01:00

Fortnite Festival has already given us massive collaborations with The Weeknd and Lady Gaga since it launched in December, and now it's introducing a whole new type of collab for Fortnite: real-life musical instruments, with Fender up first.

This Fender x Fortnite collab is bringing the Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Fender Precision Bass to the Item Shop, and you won't have long to wait--both instruments will be available to purchase today, Wednesday, March 13, when the shop resets at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET.

Fortnite's Fender guitar

The Stratocaster comes with three different color options--black, fiesta red and Lake Placid blue--and so will the Precision Bass, which comes in black, buttercream and tidepool.

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Call Of Duty: Mobile Isn't Leaving Once Warzone Mobile Launches, Dev Says

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 00:28

Activision apparently will see how Call of Duty: Mobile and Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile can coexist together after the latter launches later this month. There have been some questions about what would happen to Mobile since there seems to be direct overlap between the two games, such as battle royale and team deathmatch modes.

The official Call of Duty: Mobile account on X (formerly known as Twitter) stated outright that "there are no plans to change the breadth of content" the game includes for new players. The post adds that "new content" will continue to come out through 2024.

Call of Duty®: Mobile will continue to get new content every season and there are no plans to change the breadth of content we bring to COD:M players. Stay tuned for more info on exciting new content we have coming this year!

— Call of Duty: Mobile (@PlayCODMobile) March 12, 2024

Last year, Activision responded to reports that Call of Duty: Mobile would be "phased out." The company said the game would be supported "for the long haul," which seems to be validated currently. Call of Duty: Mobile will see the launch of Season 3: Vintage Vigilance today, which introduces a new operator skill and multiplayer map. The game--developed by TiMi Studio Group--launched in 2019.

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Nicolas Cage Has Some Bad News On National Treasure 3

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 00:19

Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage starred in two National Treasure movies for Disney that made huge amounts of money and helped to catapult the actor to a new level of mainstream fame. But the most recent entry in the series is 2007's National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Fans have been eagerly awaiting new installment ever since, but according to Cage, it's not going to happen.

"No, there is no National Treasure 3. If you want to find treasure, don't look at Disney, okay? It's not there," he told ScreenRant.

The National Treasure series did continue, in a way, through the Disney+ TV series National Treasure: Edge of History. Justin Bartha and Harvey Keitel reprised their roles from the film series, but the TV show didn't catch on, and it was canceled after just one season.

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Venom 3 Release Date Moved Up, Gets New Title

Thu, 03/14/2024 - 00:18

Venom 3 is coming sooner than anticipated, and it has a new title. Sony Pictures has announced that the third Venom movie has moved up from November 8, 2024 to October 25, 2024. It's going to release in theaters under the title Venom: The Last Dance.

In The Last Dance, Tom Hardy returns once again to play Eddie Brock/Venom, alongside Ted Lasso's Juno Temple in a leading role and Chiwetel Ejiofor reportedly as the main villain.

Kelly Marcel makes her feature film directorial debut with The Last Dance. She also wrote the screenplay and the story, alongside Hardy. Marcel wrote the first two Venom movies as well. Outside of that series, Marcel wrote the movies Saving Mr. Banks and Fifty Shades of Grey, two films that couldn't be more different in terms of storytelling and tone.

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