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Why This X-Men Actor Turned Down A Role In Deadpool 3 And Wolverine

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 02:34

Deadpool and Wolverine has many cameos, but one actor who is not going to appear in the film is Vinnie Jones. He told Yahoo UK that he was asked to appear in the upcoming Deadpool film as his X-Men character, Juggernaut, but he said no due to the mental and physical strain of getting into character.

"Funnily enough I just got asked to do Deadpool, the new one now, and I spoke to the director [Shawn Levy] and I just said it's such a drama putting that suit on mentally and physically," he said (via GamesRadar). "I mean it had its mental toll as well because you're in it and you can't do anything all day, you can only drink through a straw. So we couldn't strike the deal for Deadpool."

Jones said Deadpool is one of his favorite movies, and he "really wanted" to appear in Deadpool and Wolverine. But, as Jones tells it, the filmmakers "didn't have the budget to put me in the suit."

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Update May Have Spoiled Upcoming DLC

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 02:33

The latest patch for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 may have accidentally revealed upcoming DLC plans for the game. The patch accidentally let players access a development menu of the game, letting them see what appears to be future content.

Players over on Reddit discovered an entire menu called the Beetle Villain arc. The first selectable option, "Beetle Janice Intro," reveals who the villain is. In the comics, Janice Lincoln is the daughter of Tombstone, a former villain in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. While Janice doesn't have any natural superpowers, the armored suit she eventually wears as Beetle provides her with super-strength, enhanced endurance, and flight capabilities

This discovery also matches up with the cyberattack leak developer Insomniac Games suffered back in December 2023. The leak included files hinting that Lady Beetle could be added to the game.

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The U.S. Express Joins Paul Heyman And Bull Nakano In 2024's WWE Hall Of Fame Class

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 02:26

Mike Rotunda and Barry Windham, collectively known as The U.S. Express, will join Paul Heyman and Bull Nakano as part of this year's WWE Hall of Fame class. This will be Windham's second induction as he was part of the Four Horsemen when they joined the Hall of Fame in 2012.

The U.S. Express was one of the most entertaining and exciting duos of the ’80s, helping usher in charisma and sex appeal to WWE's tag team division. They would be part of the first Wrestlemania and go on to become two-time WWE tag team champions. Eventually, Windham would leave for the NWA and Rotunda would find new life as the Irwin R. Schyster character in the early '90s.

WWE CCO Paul "Triple H" Levesque revealed to both men they were going in, with Rotunda saying it was a huge honor.

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Former Xbox Boss Talks "Final Console Generation," Why Ball Is In Sony's Court

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 02:21

In a new interview, former Xbox and EA boss Peter Moore has revealed his thoughts on the future of gaming and how the traditional console generation could be coming to an end. According to Moore, launching new hardware is both expensive and risky for even the biggest and most established companies in the industry, and with new advances in technology, companies might not be willing to risk billions to kick off a new console cycle. According to Moore, while Sony would likely be the trendsetter for new console hardware, other companies like Microsoft could look to cloud gaming to become more profitable.

"Sony is very much a hardware company, so I would say that that's your barometer company," Moore said to IGN. "Microsoft, not so much. Microsoft I'm sure would love it if everything moved into the cloud."

Moore added that while there's always an element of uncertainty when it comes to developing the technology behind new consoles, he thinks that companies are asking tough questions behind closed doors when it comes to these multi-billion-dollar investments and convincing people to spend a substantial amount of cash on gaming hardware when more affordable options are available.

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Moonlighter Dev's Lego-Inspired Cataclismo Gets Flashy Gameplay Trailer, July Release Date

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 02:08

If you build it, they will come. The "they" being a siege of Horrors in Cataclismo, the upcoming game from Moonlighter developer Digital Sun. The RTS is planned to launch on July 16 for PC.

A new trailer for Cataclismo revealed the release date and also showcased the various game modes within the RTS. Digital Sun is promising a 20-hour campaign, for instance. The story focuses on Lady Iris as you try to keep humanity alive. The other modes highlighted include skirmish, creative, and survival.

Previously, Digital Sun had mentioned that Cataclismo is inspired by properties like Lego, Age of Empires 2, and Warcraft 3. Regarding LEGO, the RTS has you building "brick by brick," per the developer, to defend against enemies named the Horrors. You can even stave them off by waves in survival mode. There are also various troops to utilize, with archers prominently seen in the video above.

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Halo On PlayStation Is Something Xbox Has Considered For A Long Time

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 01:28

As a business, Microsoft regularly considers what it can do to make the most possible money and improve the size, profile, and reputation of its brand, and one idea the company contemplated was bringing Halo to PlayStation.

Former Xbox executive Peter Moore told IGN that Microsoft, years ago, had "conversations about Halo on PlayStation," adding that Microsoft was "constantly" considering its options. Microsoft even hired the consultancy company McKinsey to create a "wargames" scenario where Microsoft's executives spent a couple days on a retreat trying to better understand the competition.

"I played the role of [PlayStation founder Ken Kutaragi], and this was fascinating to me," he said. "It scared us because you're stunned to figure out, well wait, I hadn't thought of that. You mean they might do that to us or this might happen? And so you're constantly thinking about every scenario, as ridiculous or disruptive or radical as it sounds. You have to, absolutely have to."

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Dragon's Dogma 2 Character Creator Tool Now Out, Lets You Create Buff Cereal Mascots

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 01:01

Ahead of its release later this month, Capcom has launched a character creator for Dragon's Dogma 2. Using this tool, prospective players will be able to create their own custom Arisen protagonist and Pawn, and these creations can be imported into the full game. Up to five Arisen and five Pawns can be created, allowing players to get right into their adventure when the game launches on March 22. If you're interested, you can try out the character creator through the following links:

This is an in-depth character, and you'll be able to fine-tune a lot of the physical features of your Arisen. You can alter muscle mass and slap on a trendy hairstyle to create the Derek Zoolander of wizards--but why male mages?--or you can court controversy with the cereal giants by creating your very feline powerhouse.

Capcom also announced that Pawns created by "renowned content creators" will be available for other players to employ during the course of their quest, but the company hasn't yet confirmed which of these influencers will be involved.

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The Sea Of Thieves Community Doesn't Want A Console War, Rare Says

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 01:00

Following rumors that some Xbox games would be making their debuts on new platforms, Xbox confirmed the plan: Four games (for now) are dropping their Xbox console exclusivity in favor of new launches on PS5 and/or Switch. This includes Obsidian's Pentiment and Grounded, Hi-Fi Rush, and, biggest of all, Sea of Thieves.

The live-service pirate sandbox has been an Xbox mainstay since it kicked off the Game Pass day-and-date launch scheme in 2018. The news was met with different opinions. Some Xbox diehards saw it as an unexpected maneuver in a decades-long console war and felt Xbox was ceding territory to the enemy. But within Rare and the Sea of Thieves community, the developers say it's all smooth sailing. GameSpot recently caught up with Sea of Thieves creative director Mike Chapman and executive producer Joe Neate to discuss how Sea of Thieves launching on PS5 is exciting for the team as it will infuse the game with new tales of adventure and the pirates who live to tell them.

"I think it's interesting to see how the Sea of Thieves core community is taking this news," Chapman said of the game's upcoming PS5 launch. "They get it. Sea of Thieves is a community. The game, at its heart, is about multiple player motivations coming together in a shared world. You can be the adventurer that does Tall Tales. You can be the fisherman who just catches and cooks fish. You can be the pirate who wants to go engage in ship battles [...] So the chance to expand that community with a new range of players that get Sea of Thieves as it is today, with even more richness and even more motivations to follow, I think the community sees it in the way that's only going to make Sea of Thieves more vibrant [...] I think the thing that we are most proud of is that Sea of Thieves still stands completely apart as a unique gameplay experience. There's nothing like it on Xbox. And I think it's fair to say there's nothing like it on PlayStation."

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Sea Of Thieves Is Adding A New Loadout Weapon For The First Time Since Launch

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 01:00

Sea of Thieves will receive a new weapon class for the first time since the game launched six years ago, Rare revealed to GameSpot in a recent interview. The team isn't ready to share exactly what that weapon is, but unlike other new weapons that have arrived over the years, such as the Trident of Dark Tides and the Ashen Winds skull, which must be found in the open world, this new weapon will be available as the newest class that players can equip from any armory, such as the one on their ship or at forts and outposts.

Since launch, the game has featured four weapon classes--sword, sniper, shotgun, and pistol--sporting Sea of Thieves' intentional flat progression system where each class has its own unlisted stats but any two weapons within a class share the same stats. This mechanic ensures that all players new and old have no statistical advantages and instead rely on their experience and creativity. This new weapon will presumably abide by the same principles.

The game's creative director, Mike Chapman, said the weapon is one of several new tools coming to the game in upcoming seasons and that, in testing, these new items have become "really high-impact tools, tools that changed the meta and the sandbox and give you new interactions with others."

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Sea Of Thieves On PS5 Includes This Exclusive Feature

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 01:00

When Sea of Thieves launches on PS5 next month, it will feature DualSense support, Rare told GameSpot in a recent interview. This will include haptics and adaptive triggers that will be felt in a range of in-game mechanics. "[We're giving] different identities to different objects," said Mike Chapman, creative director on Sea of Thieves.

Though Rare didn't specify exactly which actions will use the DualSense's unique features--I got the sense these are still in development--there would seem to be many candidates in the game, from raising the anchor and sails, to boarding up holes in a ship's hull, to perhaps even combat with the game's guns and swords. Sea of Thieves has always been a very tactile, immersive experience, aided in part by the first-person perspective, so the DualSense features should feel right at home in Sea of Thieves. Whatever the case, they are one thing you won't be able to experience in the Xbox version.

The interview, which focused on the game's upcoming PS5 launch, also included teases for what else is coming to the game, including a new loadout weapon for the first time since the game's launch in 2018. For a deeper dive into the game's past, present, and future, don't miss our interview feature where Rare discusses the state of its pirate adventure game.

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Pierce Brosnan Says Cillian Murphy Would Be A "Magnificent" James Bond

Sat, 03/09/2024 - 00:37

Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in four films in the 1990s and early 2000s, has commented that he believes Cillian Murphy would make a good James Bond.

"Cillian would do a magnificent job as James Bond on His Majesty's Secret Service," Brosnan told the BBC. That's all he had to say on the subject, though.

Many are wondering who will take over as the next James Bond after Daniel Craig ended his five-movie run with 2021's No Time To Die. Producer Michael G. Wilson said it's likely to be a "thirty-something" actor, and if that's indeed how the next film is cast, Murphy--now 47--might have aged out. Nothing is certain in Hollywood, though, and after all, Roger Moore was 45 when his first James Bond film premiered.

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Disney Dreamlight Valley: All Ancient Machines And How They Work

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 11:48

Disney Dreamlight Valley is a cozy game with a relaxing vibe, but there's an absolutely shocking amount of things to do on any given day. Whether you're foraging for ingredients, planting and harvesting crops, or just cleaning up the pesky Night Thorns that pop on each day, you'll always have something to be attending to. If you'd like to automate some of that and make the most of your time in the valley, you'll need to build some ancient machines. Here's all of the ancient machines in Disney Dreamlight Valley and how they work.

Table of Contents [hide]How ancient machines work

Ancient machines are available as part of the A Rift in Time expansion, meaning you'll need to purchase that if you wish to make use of their efficiency. If you've already done so, though, you'll gain access to ancient machines as you progress through the main story of the expansion, eventually unlocking the ability to craft three unique types with two additional levels of improvement for each of them.

When you're ready to craft an ancient machine, head to any timebending table and navigate to the "Ancient Machines" tab to get started. You can only craft the base model of each ancient machine at first, so the upgrades will be greyed out. Once you build the base model, however, the next upgrade will become available to craft--provided you have enough materials to do so.

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Lego Fortnite Kits Are Like Toy Sets You Buy In The Game

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 11:00

Starting this weekend, March 9, 2024, players can buy virtual Lego sets to use while playing Lego Fortnite.

This marks the first time the item shop has offered in-game blueprints as microtransactions. According to a Fortnite Blog post, the first set that players can purchase is the Beachside Boulevard Bundle. It'll cost 1,900 V-Bucks, comes with seven builds, and features 44 decor items. Another set that they can purchase is the Durrr Burger Bundle. This one will come with three builds and 41 decor items, costing 2,000 V-Bucks.

The final set players can buy is the Lion Knights' Castle Bundle. Unlike the others, this one will arrive in the item shop on March 16 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. This build will cost 2,500 V-Bucks and come with 10 builds and 64 decor items.

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Jack Black Prepared For The Minecraft Movie In The Most Obvious Way

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 05:37

How does an actor prepare to star in the Minecraft movie? Well, by playing a lot of Minecraft. Or at least that was Jack Black's approach when getting ready to star in the film.

He told IGN, "I have literally been exclusive to Minecraft for the last month and a half. All Minecraft all the time. I'm in a little movie called Minecraft. I don't want to brag, but it's kind of a big deal."

Black plays Steve in the upcoming Minecraft film, but the plot of the film remains a mystery. As fans know, Minecraft is an open-ended sandbox game with no set story. Whatever the case, Black said he's actually returning to Minecraft, as he played the game "years ago" because his kids were, too, and he wanted to talk to them about it.

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Call Of Duty: MW3 Zombies - How To Unlock Season 2 Dark Aether Rifts And New Schematics

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 05:29

Season 2 Reloaded is live in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and the update adds the second main Easter egg quest for Zombies mode. This is another multi-step Easter egg that unlocks access to the Dark Aether via the rifts, and it allows you to earn this season's powerful new schematics for the Mags of Holding, Blood Burner bike, and the V-R11 Wonder Weapon. Here we'll guide you through completing it.

If you haven't done Season 1's main mission, Easter egg, or earned those schematic rewards, we have a full guide for completing the Act 4 "Bad Signal" story mission, and the Dark Aether Rifts and Season 1 schematics.

The setup

You need to complete the new Season 2 story mission called Countermeasures to start this Easter egg. This isn't a particularly tough mission, and you're given a generous 30-minute timer, but you'll still want to make sure you're properly geared up with decent perks and Pack-a-Punched weapons. Completing this will award you with a gold-rarity Drum item in the mission reward rift. Make sure to grab the Drum and complete the mission to extract with it.

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Amazon-Exclusive Fallout TV Show Figures Up For Preorder, But Supply Is Very Limited

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 05:22

Prime Video's Fallout TV series is almost here, and for fans of the post-apocalyptic series, some good-looking collectibles are now available to preorder. Well, maybe not that one ghoulish figure but he still looks pretty cool even if he is missing most of his skin. McFarlane is only manufacturing 5,200-5,600 figures of each character, and the Amazon-exclusive three-pack is even more limited at approximately 3,600 units. Needless to say, Fallout fans will want to place their orders as soon as possible.

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Currently, collectors have a few options to choose from. Best Buy is selling the three figures for $25 each. These standalone figures start shipping out on April 19, a week after the Fallout show debuts. Meanwhile, Amazon has an exclusive three-pack with a May 10 release date. The three-pack will end up saving you $15 versus buying all three separately, and each figure has a special gold nameplate.

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Nintendo Switch-Exclusive Games Get Big Discounts For Mario Day

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 04:14

While there are tons of other deals to check out ahead of Mario Day, official digital game deals are now live. Ahead of the big day on March 10, major retailers and the Switch eShop are slashing prices on select Switch exclusives, including iconic games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Luigi's Mansion 3. Best of all, you'll get the full Gold points for your purchase to use on the Switch eShop if you purchase digital games from major retailers. That means even though you're saving tons of cash on these titles, you're still getting your full allotment of Gold points for future purchases.

Luigi's Mansion 3, which is on sale for $40, is one of the best action/adventure games on Switch--and even if you haven't played the first two, you can follow its quirky story without any issues. For even more content, you can snag the Luigi's Mansion 3 + Multiplayer DLC Bundle for $47 (down from $70). The DLC adds bonus content, including a multiplayer tower mode for up to eight players dubbed SccareScraper and in-game costumes.

Other notable deals include Mario Party Superstars for $40 (down from $60), Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for $24 (down from $60), and Yoshi's Crafted World for $40 (down from $60). If you're one of the rare Switch owners who doesn't have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it's also listed for just $40 (down from $60). For even more goodies, check out the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Booster Course Pass for $65 (down from $85) to gain access to a whopping 48 bonus tracks from Mario Kart history. If you're playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Booster Course Pass is practically a must, simply because it doubles the total number of tracks.

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Helldivers 2 Players May Get Mechs After Liberating Factories

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 04:04

Mechs are likely still on the way to Helldivers 2, but players may have to take back the factories making them before they can pilot them.

After teasing the deployment of the EXO-45 Patriot Exosuit on March 5, Arrowhead released an updated poster emblazoned with a sticker stating production on the mechs has been halted. Shortly after, Arrowhead put out a video announcing a new Major Order to defend the planet Tien Kwan from Automatons. The planet is the only world with factories manufacturing the mechs. Presumably once Tien Kwan is "liberated," mechs will be deployed.

MAJOR ORDER: All Helldivers are called to liberate Tien Kwan immediately!

— HELLDIVERS™ 2 (@helldivers2) March 7, 2024

Helldivers 2 operates on a galactic scale, with individual matches determining the state of the "galactic" war. Individual planets can be overrun by enemies or liberated in strong military pushes. The success or failure of the war effort can shape the galactic war to come.

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Batman Should Kill People, Zack Snyder Says

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 04:00

Batman beats up a lot of bad guys, but he doesn't kill. If it were up to Batman v Superman and Justice League director Zack Snyder, though, that might change.

Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Snyder said Batman could become "irrelevant" if he doesn't push more boundaries. Snyder said he lives and breathes superheroes and wants to advance Batman's character arc further by seeing how he would handle himself if he had to take a life.

"Batman can't kill is canon. And I'm like, 'OK, well the first thing I wanna do when you say that [laughs] is I wanna see what happens'. And they go, 'Well don't put him in a situation where he has to kill someone,'" Snyder said.

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Ghost Of Tsushima Director's Cut PC Preorders Are Already Discounted

Fri, 03/08/2024 - 03:47

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut launched on PS5 back in 2021, and now it's finally heading to PC. The game is slated to launch May 16, and preorders are now available for Sucker Punch's gorgeous open-world epic. Anyone interested in checking out the game should swing by Green Man Gaming to preorder a Steam key, as the retailer is currently slashing its price to just $51 (down from $60).

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