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Spider-Man: Miles Morales Gets Its First PC Trailer, Still Slated For This Fall

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 01:36

PlayStation has released its first teaser trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales on PC.

The teaser trailer only runs about 30 seconds long, and a small disclaimer at the beginning does note the footage shown is in alpha, but despite that, everything is looking buttery smooth so far. No particular features were mentioned or revealed in the trailer, so it mostly is about showing off how genuinely good the graphics look.

While no specific release date was confirmed, the trailer did reiterate the fall release window, which we're more-or-less in already. With the recent announcement that the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection hits PC October 19, it wouldn't be too surprising if Miles Morales releases after that date.

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Birdman Director Alejandro González Iñárritu's Bardo Gets A New Trailer, And 22 Minutes Shaved Off Its Runtime

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 01:28

Alejandro González Iñárritu's upcoming film Bardo just received a new trailer, and a confirmation that it's shaving 22 minutes of its run time.

Netflix shared the trailer for the Birdman director's next film, the full title being Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, which is set to release in select theaters November 4, and joining the subscription service December 16. As reported by IndieWire, the film has also had a pretty big change too--it's now 22 minutes shorter, bringing it to two hours and 32 minutes in length, without credits.

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From director Alejandro G. Iñárritu comes BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths. In select theaters November 4 and on Netflix December 16. pic.twitter.com/xdoQqaU2Vq

— Netflix (@netflix) September 22, 2022

According to IndieWire, Iñárritu made the decision to shorten the film following screenings of it at the Venice Film Festival and Telluride. "The first time I saw my film was with 2,000 people in Venice," the director told IndieWire. "That was a nice opportunity to see it and learn about things that could benefit from being tied up a bit, add one scene that never arrived on time, and move the order of one or two things. Little by little, I tightened it, and I am very excited about it."

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Destiny 2 Update 6.2.0.6 Brings Some Tweaks To The Crucible, King's Fall Raid, And More

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 00:32

The latest Destiny 2 hotfix is here, bringing in some changes to the Crucible, King's Fall Raid, and some other gameplay tweaks too.

The new update makes a couple of changes to the Crucible. Map frequency weighting for Disjunction and Cathedral of Dusk has been adjusted Although the patch notes don't specify how, anecdotally, both were very common sight. An issue that saw players unable to progress the weekly Crucible challenge in the Crucible labs has also been fixed.

The King's Fall Raid also had a few fixes, such as an issue where the Daughters of Oryx took extra damage from rocket launchers and other sources, which has now been fixed. An issue where players could survive certain wipe mechanics in the raid has also been fixed, as well as an issue that had players occasionally spawning behind the doors during the Warpriest encounter.

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Sly Cooper Celebrates 20 Years With Art Prints, Merch, And More

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 00:27

PlayStation and Sucker Punch are celebrating the Sly Cooper franchise's 20th anniversary by creating some merchandise for fans to purchase.

Sony provided details over at the PlayStation Blog and the most notable piece of merchandise is a tribute art piece drawn by original Sly Cooper art director Dev Madan. It includes plenty of Easter eggs and references to the franchise and those who purchase the art print will receive a certificate of authenticity signed by Madan himself.

Madan also created a 20th-anniversary T-shirt showing off the main characters of the franchise: Sly, Bentley, Murray, and Carmelita Fox. Lastly, there is also a 9-inch tall plushie of Sly being manufactured too, which will start shipping next year. The doll comes with a magnetic cane that attaches to Sly's hand.

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New Xbox Elite Series 2 Core Controller Comes With Free Game

Sat, 09/24/2022 - 00:05

Earlier this week, Microsoft launched the Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller. The white pro-style controller with black handles doesn't include the various attachments you get with the regular black Elite Series 2, but it comes in at only $130. If you're interested in the premium controller, your best bet is to buy it at eBay via Antonline right now. Antonline, an official Microsoft seller, is offering free digital copies of Watch Dogs: Legion with the purchase of the controller. Quantities are limited, so you should act fast if you're interested.

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The code for Watch Dogs: Legion will arrive in your inbox within 10 days of purchase. Legion is the latest entry in the open-world hacker franchise, and it includes a pretty clever gameplay feature that allows you to control any NPC in the game. Legion offers a nice variety of missions, plenty of cool gadgets, and a large open-world sandbox to explore. We awarded the game an 8/10 in our Watch Dogs: Legion review.

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Today's Wordle Answer (#461) - September 23, 2022

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 23:59

There's no better way to end the week than by getting the Wordle correct. If you're here, then you might be struggling to accomplish that goal. Luckily for you, we're here to make sure that you end the week with a bang and continue your streak into the weekend. The good news is that the answer to today's Wordle is fairly easy, as it's a common word. However, there's a tricky spelling today, so players can still get stuck. If you haven't started the September 23 Wordle yet, though, you can check out our list of recommended starting words to give yourself an advantage before you've begun.

However, if you're a few guesses deep, then it might be time to seek some helpful advice. We have exactly that just below. There are two hints that should help players at least come up with guesses for today's puzzle on September 23. We will also spell out the full answer further down in the guide if players simply want to escape today unscathed with no trouble.

Today's Wordle Answer - September 23, 2022

We'll begin with two hints that directly relate to the Wordle answer, but won't immediately give the word away.

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Trials Of Osiris Rewards This Week In Destiny 2 (September 23-27)

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 17:00

It's an exciting time to dive into Trials of Osiris lately, thanks in part to the fast-paced and highly competitive PvP mode feeling even more energetic with the arrival of Arc 3.0. The high-level event will be back this weekend, and with new weapons such as the shotgun The Inquisitor and combat bow Whistler's Whim, there are some great prizes up for grabs if you feel like gathering your fireteam for a flawless run.

We don't know which map will be featured in Trials this week just yet, but we'll update this post as soon as the multiplayer mode is live. You can also check in later to see where Xur is, and grab some handy gear from the mysterious arms dealer to help prepare for some intense competition.

Trials weapons now carry the Alacrity Origin Trait. It gives you increased aim assist, reload speed, stability, and range on your Trials guns when you're the last living member of a fireteam or running solo. You can also choose to swap to the Crucible Origin trait, One Quiet Moment, which greatly enhances your gun's reload speed when you reload while out of combat.

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Where Is Xur Today? (September 23-27) - Destiny 2 Exotic Items And Xur Location Guide

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 17:00

Like clockwork, Xur will return to the Solar System later today with a selection of Exotic and Legendary-class items that you can acquire from the Agent of the Nine. Last week saw the enigmatic arms dealer unveil not one but two sets of rare armor from his inventory, so it'll be worth checking in this week to see if he's doubling up on his goods again. We don't quite know where Xur will be just yet, but we'll update this post as soon as he arrives.

You can also check in later to see which map you'll be playing on in Trials of Osiris this weekend, as well as the Adept weapon that will be up for grabs. While you're waiting, you can also breathe easy as you won't have to slay 50 Champions to progress Season of Plunder's storyline, read up on how Lightfall's new Strand subclass introduces a cool grapple mechanic, and try out this neat Titan Solar 3.0 build that can annihilate tough enemies.

Xur is present every weekend in Destiny 2, starting with the daily reset at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on Friday (until Daylight Saving brings that forward by an hour in November). Bungie doesn't mark Xur's location on the in-game map, so it can be easy to miss him if you're not aware he exists. But he only comes to specific locations, of which now there are only three: the Tower Hangar area, on Nessus in Watcher's Grave, and in the Winding Cove area of the EDZ.

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GTA Online Weekly Update: It's Time To Buy An Auto Shop

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 15:55

This week in GTA Online, Rockstar is bringing a new rotation of rewards and bonuses for its various game modes and races, with a focus on Los Santos Tuners content. You can also get your hands on the highly customizable Dinka Kanjo SJ and Postlude, or pick up the new Service Carbine, now available at Ammu-Nation.

LS Tuners Bonuses

Los Santos Tuners are offering players a number of ways to earn bonus rewards this week, whether you want to stay above the board or get on the wrong side of the law. Players who don't already own an Auto Shop will be able to purchase and upgrade one at a discount this week, unlocking the game modes that'll earn you double rewards.

  • 40% off Auto Shop purchase, modifications, and upgrades
  • Double rewards on all Auto Shop Client Jobs
  • 2X GTA$ and RP on Auto Shop Contract Finales

Dinka Kanjo SJ And Postlude Now Available

GTA Online is releasing two unique new cars this week--the Dinka Kanjo SJ and Dinka Postlude will be available from Southern San Andreas Super Autos.

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Fans Are Constructing A GTA 6 Map Based On Leaks

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 14:48

As Rockstar gets on top of this week's massive GTA 6 leak with sweeping copyright takedowns, fans are working to piece together their own resources from the early footage. As reported by Kotaku, this includes a number of map-building efforts, with players using the leaked footage to put together an early estimation of GTA 6's huge open world.

The project is reminiscent of a fan-made GTA V map created by GTA Forum users, who used the game's promotional footage and screenshots to get an early view of Los Santos. This time, the map is being created from the leaked footage, with fans often getting creative in order to get around Rockstar's copyright restrictions.

With much of the leaked footage displaying in-game coordinates, fans have created bare-bones maps picturing where each location sits in relation to the rest of them. It's slow going, with much of the main GTA Forums discussion working out how to most accurately map the leaked content without including images that can't be posted in the community.

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Garden Tails: Match And Grow's Relaxing Gameplay Was Born From Urban Chaos

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 13:00

Among the new releases on Apple Arcade this month is Garden Tails: Match and Grow, a serene match-3 puzzle game where building a garden and filling it with cute little animals is the main goal. In a medium filled with adrenaline-focused video games, this new Apple Arcade experience stands out as a quiet, more relaxing alternative.

To learn more about the game and its relaxing roots, we spoke to Dots' Sandra Honigman, game designer and lead on Garden Tails, for more insight on where the idea came from and how it tries to keep things light for the player.

We spoke about the game's attempts to overcome some of the negative stereotypes of the match-3 genre, including a lack of monetization and a few mechanics that help the player solve its puzzles. We also go into length about how living in a major American city birthed the idea of a quiet experience.

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Respawn Calls For End To Harassment Of Apex Legends Devs

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 10:47

Bugs, imbalanced gameplay mechanics, and other issues can be frustrating, but according to Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment, some players have taken the issues too far, sending personal attack to individual developers on social media. Respawn tweeted about the harassment this evening, stating, "We welcome community input, however, the line between constructive feedback and the harassment of our dev team cannot be crossed."

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— Respawn (@Respawn) September 22, 2022

It's not clear if a specific incident prompted the tweet, but the game's developers held a series of Reddit AMAs earlier this week that were met with some contention. Though the moderators seemed to do a good job of keeping negativity to a minimum, and the rude comments that did make it through were met with graceful responses from the developers.

Destiny 2 developer Bungie replied in support of Respawn with a tweet of its own:

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Why Does Shovel Knight Make So Many Cameos? "We Think It's Funny"

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 08:06

Shovel Knight, the character, made his debut in 2014 in a video game appropriately called Shovel Knight. The game was praised upon release and is remembered as a well-executed platformer inspired by NES classics. Since then, the game has received multiple DLC additions and Shovel Knight has appeared in spin-offs like Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon and most recently, the roguelike platformer, Shovel Knight Dig. More impressive, however, is Shovel Knight's penchant for appearing in games that don't have his name in the title. Shovel Knight has either appeared as himself, or been referenced, in at least 33 non-Shovel Knight games. He even received his own Amiibo and a line of kid's meal toys with Arby's.

Ahead of the release of Shovel Knight Dig, we spoke with Yacht Club's Celia Schilling, who handles licensing and marketing for Shovel Knight, and asked a simple question: Why is Shovel Knight in so many things that aren't Shovel Knight? "Oh, I don't know. There's a lot of them," Schilling says. "We think it's funny. It's just that we've always imagined Shovel Knight as like an all-encompassing universe. To see Shovel Knight in different things, or like Arby's kids meal toys--it just makes sense for our brand. And it's hilarious."

Shovel Knight Dig is much more than a cameo for the knight with a unique weapon. Dig is a roguelike that gives Shovel Knight a host of new abilities and upgrades, but unlike games like Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon (a puzzle game), Dig feels like it could almost be a sequel. It's not called Shovel Knight 2, though, for a very specific reason. "It can't be a sequel because it's a prequel," Schilling says. "It follows Shovel Knight's point of view in his story, so it's technically a prequel to Shovel of Hope. It takes you back to the good old days of him and Shield Knight just adventuring and beating up baddies and collecting treasure."

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Deathloop Goldenloop Update - Where To Find Everything New

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 07:36

Deathloop has finally made its way to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass and Arkane has released some new content on all the game's platforms to celebrate. The Goldenloop Update adds a new weapon, a new boss, a new Slab, and an extended ending. All of the new content is designed to make your journey through Deathloop a little easier, so here's where you can find all of the new stuff added as part of the Goldenloop Update.

The Halps Prototype weaponThe Halps Prototype is a powerful laser gun.

The biggest edition in the Goldenloop update is the addition of the Halps Prototype, a new laser gun that is very powerful and has high ammo capacity. The Halps Prototype can be found in The Compound in Dr. Wenjie's lab. The Halps is tucked away in the corner of the green building. You can either use the weapon itself to destroy its container and grab it or return at night when Dr. Wenjie takes the weapon out of its case. This powerful weapon can incinerate most enemies, including Visionaries, in an instant. Check out GameSpot's Halps Prototype weapon guide for a more detailed explanation of how to acquire the weapon.

Fugue SlabThe Fugue Slab can be picked up from the Collector in Karl's Bay.

The Fugue Slab can be acquired by defeating the Garbage Collector in Karl's Bay. Head to the bay in the afternoon and head to the cliff side near where you enter the map, on your right side after exiting the tunnels. You should see a bunch of water with a plane on the right side. In this area there is a tunnel that leads down to the trash compactor area. Down here is where you can find the Garbage Collector, who has Frank's Slab, the Fugue Slab.

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Pierce Brosnan Doesn't Care Who The Next James Bond Is, But Wishes Him Well

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 07:11

While the search continues for the next actor to play James Bond, Pierce Brosnan--the fifth actor to play the British superspy--spoke with GQ about his indifference about who will step into the role after Daniel Craig.

"Who should do it? I don't care," Brosnan said. "It'll be interesting to see who they get, who the man shall be… whoever he be, I wish him well." Adds GQ writer Alex Pappademas, describing Brosnan's tone as "indicating it's maybe not actually that interesting."

Brosnan further adds, "I saw the last one, and I saw Skyfall. I love Skyfall. I'm not so sure about the last one [No Time to Die]. Daniel always gives of his heart. Very courageous, very strong. But…" And then, notes Pappademas, "the thought goes unfinished."

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New On Prime Video In October 2022: The Peripheral, Downton Abbey: A New Era

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 07:10

Prime Video is getting even bigger in October, with more new movies and TV shows to watch--including original content. October means Halloween, Hulu is of course getting lots of horror picks, although there is also some nice variety with other picks also deserving of your attention.

The Peripheral, an upcoming sci-fi streaming series based on the 2014 William Gibson book of the same name, will be coming to Amazon Prime Video on October 21. Co-created by author and screenwriter Scott Smith (Siberia, The Burnt Orange Heresy), the show is also executive produced by Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy--which gives further reasons to be enthused and curious about the series. In The Peripheral, Chloë Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass) stars as Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America--she also earns "much-needed extra money playing VR games for rich people" but quickly learns the virtual world she's visiting is real, and being exploited by someone in London from 70 years in the future. Check out a trailer below.

Then, on October 28, like it or love it--you can't avoid it either way--Downton Abbey: A New Era

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John Carpenter Is Teasing Something Godzilla-Related

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 06:34

Horror movie legend John Carpenter took to Twitter via Fangoria to post a coy video of him sitting in a movie theater, as an off-screen projector plays an unseen film with an audible Godzilla scream and foot stomping--leading to widespread speculation that the director has a Godzilla project coming.

On the Twitter thread, Fangoria also tags Shout Factory, Scream Factory, and TokuSHOUTsu. The latter, notably, is the streaming home for many notable popular Japanese film and TV series, from Kamen Rider and Ultraman to Godzilla. Comic Book Resources points out that this could very well mean a screening or digital release of Gorgo vs. Godzilla, an unreleased fan film that a young Carpenter made before he became a known director in Hollywood with hits including Halloween, Big Trouble in Halloween, and The Thing.

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— FANGORIA (@FANGORIA) September 22, 2022

In 2003, CBR also points out that Carpenter himself said that his first works, including the Godzilla fan film, is "devastatingly bad" and that "no one will see those movies."

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CoD: MW2 Beta Offers A Lukewarm Glimpse Of Its Multiplayer AI In Ground War Invasion

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 06:15

The second weekend of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer beta is officially live, and this final test period brings PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players together to battle across the maps and modes from the first PlayStation-exclusive weekend, but it also includes the new addition of Ground War.

Weekend two of Modern Warfare 2's beta includes Team Deathmatch, Domination, Knockout, Prisoner Rescue, third-person mode, and Ground War. Make sure to read our initial Modern Warfare 2 beta impressions to learn all about the maps, new objective modes, and changes to the Gunsmith feature. Third-person mode was added late in weekend one, so we'll be discussing that along with our initial thoughts on Ground War.

Third-person mode returns

Third-person mode, which was previously featured in the original Modern Warfare 2, returns as a separate playlist with mixed respawn modes. Having this mode come back for the reboot gives players a different way to experience Call of Duty multiplayer, and it should be a welcome addition for those who prefer third-person shooters.

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Vince Gilligan's New Series Starring Rhea Seehorn Gets Two-Season Order At Apple TV Plus

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 06:01

Vince Gilligan's next TV project has been scooped up by Apple TV+, which has given the Breaking Bad creator a two-season straight-to-series order. Deadline was the first to report.

The untitled project, a "blended, grounded genre drama" will reteam Gilligan with Better Call Saul's Rhea Seehorn, who will play the series lead. Variety is further reporting that Jeff Frost, Diane Mercer, and Jenn Caroll will team with Gilligan on the show under his overall deal at Sony.

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Look At This Custom Deathloop Xbox Series X Console

Fri, 09/23/2022 - 04:49

To promote the recent launch of Deathloop on Xbox, Microsoft created a custom Xbox Series X themed around the time loop game. The snazzy-looking console features characters and art from the game, with a matching controller that carries some of the same color accents and details.

The custom console isn't going on sale to the public, but fans can follow the Xbox account on Twitter and retweet the message for a chance to win. You can see the full terms and conditions here.

Got your eye on this stylish DEATHLOOP-inspired Series X and matching controller?
Follow and retweet with #DEATHLOOPsweepstakes for a chance to win!
Ages 18+. Ends 9/28/22. Rules: https://t.co/IfXgNBS4yF pic.twitter.com/WyEM15Ojuc

— Xbox (@Xbox) September 22, 2022

Deathloop came to Xbox on September 20 after a year as a timed exclusive on PlayStation thanks to Bethesda's exclusivity deal with Sony. Microsoft acquired Bethesda in March 2021, but the deal to make Deathloop exclusive to PlayStation on console for a year pre-dated the buyout. Another Bethesda game, Ghostwire: Tokyo, launched on PlayStation as a timed exclusive in March 2022, so Xbox fans can likely expect it to come to Microsoft's console in March 2023 or sometime around then.

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