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New Fallout Featurette Sets The Tone For Prime Video's Series

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 00:23

It took nearly three decades to happen, but the Fallout video game franchise is finally getting a live-action TV series on Prime Video later this month. To set the stage for newcomers, Prime Video has released a new Fallout featurette with series creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, showrunners Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Graham Wagner, and cast members Ella Purnell, Aaron Moten, Kyle MacLachlan, and Walton Goggins. And it's Goggins who has perhaps the most succinct description of the show's tone to date: "There's a tone reminiscent of The Good the Bad and the Ugly meets Doctor Strange Love meets Star Wars."

Goggins plays The Ghoul, one of the show's three main characters. But most of the focus falls on Purnell's character, Lucy MacLean, a young woman who has lived in Vault 33 for most of her life. She's naïve and relatively innocent at the beginning of the series. But Lucy is in for a rude awakening as soon as she steps out of the vault and into the wasteland. The rest of the world doesn't play by Lucy's rules or share her morality, so she'll have to adapt or die.

The video also makes it clear that Morton's Maximus is the third main character on the show. Unlike Lucy, Maximus has lived in the wasteland his entire life before becoming a squire of the Brotherhood of Steel. A clip from Lucy and Maximus' first meeting is in the video, which suggests that they will initially be on friendly terms. Whether they're able to maintain that friendship remains to be seen.

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Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic Remake Is Far From Dead, Saber Interactive Says

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 00:00

The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has been in development for several years now, and while nothing has materialized, the project isn't dead yet. Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch says the project is "alive and well" as work continues on it, following the studio parting ways with Embracer Group recently.

"It's clear and it's obvious that we're working on this," Karch said to IGN. "It's been in the press numerous times. What I will say is that the game is alive and well, and we're dedicated to making sure we exceed consumer expectations."

Originally in development at Aspyr for three years before it was formally announced in 2021, Saber Interactive would eventually be recruited as a co-developer on this project. In 2022, Koch said that the project was shaping up to be "massive" and that the 2003 game was being remade from scratch due to its age.

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Dead Cells Lives On In Dev's Faster-Paced, Multiplayer Successor, Windblown

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 00:00

Windblown's fast, flashy combat and seemingly lighthearted aura are what first caught my eye. In its trailer, anthropomorphic animal heroes move like lightning and slash through enemies with swords and daggers. Innocent slacking during a training session turns into a war cry as a bulky enemy effortlessly slices through a teammate, red splashing onto the battlefield as you rush in for the final blow. Like Dead Cells, the previous game from developer Motion Twin, it excited me with what looked to be responsive, creative gameplay with a dark underbelly waiting to be discovered through environmental storytelling.

At GDC 2024, GameSpot took a sneak peek at Windblown and spoke to Motion Twin about its inspirations and what the team aimed to accomplish. Motion Twin announced in February that Dead Cells support would end after the upcoming "End is Near" update. Thankfully for fans of that game, Windblown aims to take Dead Cells' strengths and build on them with new features that Motion Twin wanted to see in a cooperative, fast-paced action game. On top of that, Windblown is an opportunity for the studio to go beyond its comfort zone and work on features it hasn't offered before, like 3D and multiplayer.

"For us, the goal was to create a super fast-paced action game that we can play with friends," Motion Twin's Yannick Berthier told us. "That was what we wanted. To be able to play together. But we could not find [a game with that]. We could find really good multiplayer games. We could find super good fast-paced games. But not something that glued all of those [together]."

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Game Of Thrones Actress Says Waterboarding Scene Gave Her Chronic Claustrophobia

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 23:52

Warning: this story discusses waterboarding and rape.

Actress Hannah Waddingham has once again discussed her character's waterboarding sequence in Game of Thrones, and how it's left her with chronic claustrophobia.

Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Waddingham said filming that sequence in particular was "horrific." She said she spent 10 hours of "being actually waterboarded" to get the shot. She was strapped down so she could not lift her head in an effort to make the scene more believable as grape juice was poured over her face. The producers going to such lengths is part of the reason why Game of Thrones remains unrivaled in terms of its production values, Waddingham said.

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Digimon Adventure 02 Movie Preorders Come With Limited-Edition Trading Cards

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 21:19

Digimon fans can look forward to the latest movie in the series, Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning, arriving on Blu-ray soon. Toei Animation has announced that it'll be releasing the new movie on June 11, 2024, and preorders are now live. While the original Digimon series focused on protagonist Daisuke Motomiya and his friends as they spent their childhood exploring the Digital World, this new film is set several years after their adventures and features a cast of familiar DigiDestined characters who have become young adults.

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Digimon Adventure 02: The Beginning

"It's 2012, and 10 years have passed since the adventure in the Digital World," the film's plot synopsis reads. "Daisuke Motomiya is now 20, and he and the rest of the DigiDestined seem to be changing bit by bit in terms of appearance and lifestyle. Then one day, a giant Digitama suddenly appears in the sky over Tokyo Tower. Daisuke and the others encounter a mysterious young man named Lui Ohwada, who informs them that he's the first ever DigiDestined in the world."

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PlayStation Showcase Coming In May With Silent Hill 2 Remake - Report

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 19:00

The Silent Hill 2 remake by Bloober Team may have a release date, or at least a release window soon, according to insider information and a recent ESRB rating. The remake has officially received an unsurprising M rating from the ESRB, suggesting the game may be getting close to release.

The rating was picked up by Jeff Grubb on the Giant Bomb podcast, who also said he has "heard that there will be a PlayStation something, either a State of Play or a showcase, next month, in May." Putting the pieces together, Grubb suggests that the Silent Hill 2 remake is likely to be there, and that "a release window might be imminent."

Sony's most recent State of Play in January revealed new footage of the remake, including our first look at Bloober's take on Silent Hill combat. Bloober team has said that it wants its remake to be faithful to the original game, saying that Silent Hill 2 is part of a shift towards "mass-market horror" for the studio.

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Diablo 4's First Ever Public Test Realm Is Live Now

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 18:52

Diablo 4's very first PTR is live now until April 9, helping Blizzard test Season 4 changes and new features before its full release on May 14. All players with a PC Battle.net account can opt into the PTR to check out Season 4 early and provide feedback on the experience.

The Season 4 update contains some major changes to how Diablo 4 plays, including a big overhaul to the game's items. The PTR test will also include the revamped Helltide Reborn event, the crafting-focused Pit of Artificers dungeons, and updates to the boss ladder.

As part of the PTR, players will be able to instantly boost their level to 100 by speaking with an NPC named "PTR boost" in the Kyovashad area. The boost will also award players currency, consumables, and Ancestral gear, as well as clearing the full map of fog of war. The boost can also be used on new characters as needed. Whether players choose to activate the boost or not, Legendary drop rates will be doubled for the PTR.

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PS Plus Premium/Extra Is Getting A Day One Free Game This April

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 18:01

Sony has revealed that one of its PlayStation Plus Premium/Extra games for April is also a day one release: Tales of Kenzera: ZAU. The debut game from actor Abubakar Salim's studio, Surgent Studios, will come to PlayStation Plus' Premium/Extra library when it releases on April 23.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU is a 2.5D metroidvania action/adventure inspired by Bantu tales, which follows the story of protagonist Zau as he contends with grief following the death of a loved one. GameSpot writer Kurt Indovina previewed the upcoming game earlier this year, praising Tales of Kenzera's cathartic handling of its subject matter, as well as its solid 2.5D metroidvania gameplay.

Tales of Kenzera: ZAU will release on April 23 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and on the PlayStation will join the list of titles to join the PlayStation Plus game catalog on the day of its release. Past titles to release on PlayStation Plus on day one include The Game Awards' best indie for 2023 Sea of Stars.

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Humble Choice For April 2024 - Get 8 Games Valued At $300 For Only $12

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 11:11

Humble Choice members enjoy a variety of perks as part of their 12/month subscription, but the best benefit is the monthly batch of PC games you can download at no additional charge and keep forever. April's selection is now live, and includes a diverse lineup of strategy games, horror games, and even an RPG and first-person shooter.

Join Humble Choice Humble Choice April 2024 games
  • Victoria 3
  • The Callisto Protocol
  • Humankind: Definitive Edition
  • Fashion Police Squad
  • Terraformers
  • Symphony of War: The Nephilim Saga
  • Coromon
  • The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

Starting off April's batch of Humble Choice games is Victoria 3, a strategy game where players guide the development of real-world countries like Italy and Germany between the years 1836 to 1936. The game focuses on diplomacy and politics, letting you apply different economic and political models to build your country.

If that's not enough civilization-building for you, there's also Humankind: Definitive Edition. This historical 4X strategy game lets players build a civilization through seven major epochs of human history, starting in the ancient nomadic age and ending in the modern day. Single-player and online versus modes are available, and all matches play out in turn-based fashion and feature city building, economy management, diplomatic interactions, and tactical warfare.

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Get All 7 Fallout RPGs On PC For Just $25

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:47

If Amazon's upcoming Fallout TV show has you interested in trying out the long-running series of RPGs it's based on, we have some good news--you can grab all seven Fallout RPGs for just $25 in a digital bundle at Fanatical. Normally, this bundle costs $140, but you can get it for 82% off for a limited time.

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Fanatical's Fallout bundle deal comes with PC versions of the original isometric CRPG Fallout and its sequel, Fallout 2, plus the often-overlooked turn-based strategy spinoff, Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel. You also get the four Bethesda Softworks-published first-person RPGs, including Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition, Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition, Fallout New Vegas: Ultimate Edition, and the online multiplayer Fallout 76. The bundle includes a 5%-off coupon usable on a future Fanatical purchase, too. All games purchased in the bundle are delivered as digital keys you redeem on Steam.

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Popular Board Games Get Big Price Cuts At Amazon - Check Out The Best Deals

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:11

Looking for a new adventure for game night? Then you'll want to swing by Amazon, as the retailer is slashing prices on a massive pile of board games and card games. Some are down to their best prices of the year, making this the ideal time to add a new box to your game shelf. From Catan and Carcassonne to Wingspan and Monopoly, a little bit of everything is included in the savings.

Wingspan is one of the best board game deals at Amazon, as it's on sale for $44 (down from $65). The relaxing strategy game tasks you with attracting birds to your wildlife preserves. The big draw is its colorful artwork, making each round a feast for the eyes. You'll also find Wingspan Asia down to $39--and since it can be played as a standalone game or combined with the base game, it's a great option for newcomers and long-time fans.

A bunch of other high-profile titles are seeing price cuts, with Catan on sale for $39 (down from $60), Arkham Horror: The Card Game Core Set for $41 (down from $60), Betrayal at the House on the Hill for $36 (down from $56), and Mansions of Madness for $87 (down from $110).

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Arma's Tiny Wars April Fools' Joke Is Now A Reality Thanks To A Mod

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:40

Bohemia Interactive's April Fools' joke for its shooter Arma Reforger has become a reality. Players can now use a new mod called Tiny Wars that transforms the map and soldiers into little green and red army men fighting in a living room.

Tiny Wars was announced yesterday, April 1. Because it was April Fools' Day, the majority of players shrugged it off as a joke. But players can now relive their childhood memories in Arma Reforger by visiting Workshop or by logging on to official servers that Bohemia Interactive will host until April 9.

In Tiny Wars, players will be able to participate in Capture & Hold, a game in which the green and red soldiers fight one another to control specific points in a living room. Tiny Wars will also be making a slight adjustment to the game. In this mode, fall damage is turned off, and various launch pads will be placed throughout the map, making it easier to get from A to B.

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New Prince Of Persia Game From Dead Cells Dev Coming - Report

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:24

A new Prince of Persia game is reportedly being developed by Evil Empire, the studio behind Dead Cells. The game is reportedly called "The Rogue Prince of Persia" and will be released in Steam Early Access.

According to a report from Insider Gaming, it's apparently a new roguelite game and it's been in development for the last four years. The art style is also reportedly inspired by Franco-Belgian comics. While it's reportedly slated to be released later this year, it's unclear when it will be officially announced. However, it could be revealed at the Triple I Initiative Showcase on April 10, as Evil Empire will present its new project there.

Evil Empire and Motion Twin announced back in February that they would stop creating new content for Dead Cells after the release of "The End is Near" update.

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Sam Raimi Wants To Direct Avengers: Secret Wars

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 09:17

In 2002, director Sam Raimi helped kick off the modern era for superhero movies with Spider-Man. That film, along with 20th Century Fox's X-Men franchise, paved the way for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to begin with Iron Man in 2008. Raimi helmed Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3 in 2004 and 2007, respectively, but he returned to Marvel in 2022 to direct Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Now, Raimi has an even more ambitious superhero film at the forefront of his mind: Avengers: Secret Wars, and he's just waiting for Marvel to reach out.

“I love 90% of the Marvel heroes that I’ve read in the great Stan Lee Marvel Universe comic books," said Raimi when Screen Geek asked him about the possibility of directing Secret Wars. "I would love to work with Marvel again. They haven’t reasonably asked me to. I hope they had a good experience with me. They haven’t asked me yet. I hope they do.”

Avengers: Secret Wars is presumably going to draw inspiration from both the 1985 Secret Wars comic and the 2015 Secret Wars event, which brought Marvel heroes from across the multiverse to Battleworld, the stronghold of Doctor Doom after he gained nearly limitless power. The Marvel movies have always taken some liberties with the source material, but that premise could be the perfect excuse to bring more characters from the 20th Century Fox and Sony Marvel films into the MCU.

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Halo Limited-Edition Needler Nerf Gun Is An Amazon Lightning Deal Right Now

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 08:42

Halo fans can pick up a pretty cool collectible for a nice discount at Amazon right now. The limited-edition Nerf gun based on the iconic Needler pistol wielded by The Covenant is on sale for $80 (was $100). The 20% discount is an Amazon Lightning Deal, so this offer likely won't be available for long. It comes with free shipping, and Prime members can get two-day shipping (or faster).

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The Nerf Needler replica fires Nerf darts and comes with 10 Nerf Elite darts as well as a display stand to show off the item. The needs on the gun light up when you grip the handle. Note that the gun requires six AA batteries, and they are not included with the blaster.

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Jack Ryan Complete Series Releases On 4K Blu-Ray This Month

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 08:25

The Jack Ryan TV series wrapped up its fourth and final season last summer on Prime Video, and now the complete series is finally making its way to Blu-ray later this month. If you're interested in reliving the action--or checking it out for the first time--you might want to consider reserving a copy, as preorders for the standard Blu-ray are currently discounted to just $50 (down from $60).

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) $50 (was $60)

The Jack Ryan: Complete Series (Blu-ray) includes 8 discs that cover every episode from all four seasons. You'll also get exclusive deleted scenes from each season that can't be found anywhere else. Note that this version is the standard Blu-ray format that runs at 1080p. If you want the 4K UHD version, you'll find it listed for $70. Both versions release on April 16.

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Jack Ryan was nominated for several awards during its run, largely due to its impressive special effects and excellent performance from John Krasinski. The show follows Krasinski (who stars as CIA agent, Jack Ryan) as he jumps around the globe to track down conspiracy theories and prevent foreign threats from escalating.

The complete series clocks in at nearly 25 hours--so if you've yet to check out the adventure, you'll have plenty of content to binge with the discounted Blu-ray series. If you're unsure about the series, you can pick up the first season for just $21 (down from $26). Alternatively, you can stream it on Prime Video.

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Marvel Rivals Alpha Release, Characters, And Everything We Know

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 07:20

Several Marvel games are in development right now, but for anyone looking for something competitive, Marvel Rivals might catch your eye. This new competitive shooter game is being developed by NetEase and combines a striking art direction with comic book-inspired gameplay as you battle to save the Marvel Multiverse. Ahead of its eventual release, we've gathered up all the available information on the game, from alpha test dates to its roster.

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On its Discord, NetEase says Marvel Rivals is still early in development, so no set release date has been revealed yet. As noted below, an alpha test is on the way in the first half of 2024, so there will be an opportunity to try it out soon.

Marvel Rivals GameplayIt's a Marvel multiversal civil war.

While it might look like a reskinned Overwatch on first glance, Marvel Rivals does make a few changes to the formula of its source inspiration.

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Eternal Strands Channels Shadow Of The Colossus In Debut Trailer

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 06:54

Eternal Strands is a new action/adventure title from Yellow Brick Games, and it looks to channel the big-boss-climbing energy of Shadow of the Colossus in its reveal trailer.

As debuted by IGN, who will have more on the title in the weeks to come as part of its April cover story, Eternal Strands comes from developer Yellow Brick Games. The team is said to be composed of various AAA game development veterans who previously worked at places like Ubisoft and Bioware, including longtime Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw.

In Eternal Strands, players will take on the role of Brynn, a magic using Weaver and one of the last of their kind after a magical cataclysm nearly destroyed their world. Alongside a group of other Weavers, Brynn embarks on a quest that will pit them against foes both big and small and which will require mastering the various spells at their disposal.

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Oscar-Nominated Civil War Director Alex Garland Says He Might Quit Directing

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 06:49

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Alex Garland (Men, Ex Machina, Annihilation) says he is planning to stop directing films following his newest movie, Civil War, at least for the time being. Speaking to The Guardian, Garland said he continues to feel how he felt in 2022, and that is that he wants to stop directing and instead write for other people.

"Nothing's changed," he said. "I'm in a very similar state. I'm not planning to direct again in the foreseeable future."

In 2022, Garland told Screen Daily that he he feels "quite strongly that I should stop directing films and I should write for other people." The idea, Garland said, is that he wants to try to "execute the film they want to make, rather than trying to force through the film I want to make, which is what used to happen in the old days."

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Check Out Destiny 2 Into The Light's Three New PvP Maps

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 06:43

Destiny 2's player-vs.-player mode is getting a pretty significant refresh with the release of Into the Light, the game's free upcoming content drop, in the form of three new multiplayer maps.

The new maps take place in some of the more recently added areas of the Destiny 2 universe. There's one set on the icy landscape of Europa, one in the neon environs of the Neptune city Neomuna, and one in a terraformed Pyramid ship of the Black Fleet.

Bungie gave a look at the new maps during its final livestream providing new details about Into the Light, which is set to release on April 9. While the maps will be available in all game modes in the Crucible, Destiny 2's PvP arena, Bungie said these maps have all been designed specifically with 3-on-3 game modes in mind. Those modes include the higher-level Competitive mode of the Crucible and the Trials of Osiris, Destiny 2's toughest PvP challenge.

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