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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Ending Explained - What's Next For Miles?

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 07:39

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is a big escalation from the first movie. Last time out, we mostly hung out in Miles Morales' home dimension--but now, Miles is going all the way down the multidimensional rabbit hole, and he's going to find some things he really doesn't like down there.

Warning: This article contains major spoilers for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, including the full details of how it ends.

Across the Spider-Verse makes its intentions known right from the start, with a lengthy opening sequence that takes place in Gwen's universe, Earth-65. We get Gwen's backstory, with the tragic tale of her universe's Peter Parker, and how his death eventually led her to the cross-dimensional Spider-Society.

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All Shrine Buffs In Diablo 4

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 06:41

All throughout the map and dungeons of Diablo 4, you will run into tall, skinny statues that glow with a white light. These are called Shrines, and when interacted with, they give you a random buff that will last for 30 seconds (unless you are wearing certain gear that offers extra time). You can track how much time you have left on the buff by looking above your health bar and paying attention to the icon with a green circle.

While you usually don't get to pick the buff you receive from a Shrine, you are able to see which buff it offers by looking at the icon on top of it. This icon will tell you exactly what buff you would receive if you interact with the Shrine. Of course, you might also want to know what kind of buff each icon represents. Below, you can see all of the possible Shrine buffs in Diablo 4 and what their icons look like.

Shrine buffs and icons

Currently, as far as we can tell, there are seven total Shrines that you can encounter in Diablo 4. As previously stated, each one lasts for 30 seconds. In addition to that, each Shrine will give you a 35% movement speed boost for its entire duration. This speed boost can also be stacked with Elixirs, gear, and skills.

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Capcom Wants To Know What Other Resident Evil Remakes You Want

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 04:49

Capcom recently released a survey that asks fans about Resident Evil games they want to be remade. The survey doesn't allude to any concrete future plans for the series, but is seemingly gauging interest for new remakes.

Most of the survey is focused on fans' familiarity with the series, the various Resident Evil social media channels, and the official website. However, the last page of the survey asks users which Resident Evil games they want to be remade, with a text box that allows fans to type in whatever they'd like.

When it comes to developing a new remake, there's a rich history of Resident Evil games that Capcom can refer to. Since the series' inception in 1996, there have been dozens of installments released across multiple generations of systems.

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Harrison Ford On What It's Like Joining MCU For 2024's Captain America: New World Order

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 04:39

Actor Harrison Ford will appear in 2024's Captain America: New World Order, marking his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has now commented on the experience of making the movie and specifically if it's fun to make a Marvel movie.

"Uh. Yeah. I mean, there are tough days and easy days and fun days and all kinds of days," he told Esquire. "It's a tough schedule and, yeah, it's fun. But it's not a walk in the park. It's not fun fun. It's work."

Ford plays Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross in New World Order, and he's now President of the United States. This won't be Ford's first time playing the Commander in Chief, as he first portrayed the president in 1997's Air Force One. Ford joined New World Order as Ross after the original actor, William Hurt, passed away in 2022.

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Get 50% Off Your First Month Of Sling TV

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 04:17

Sling TV is giving new users 50% off their first month of the TV streaming service. Previously, Sling TV took just $10 off your first month, but this new deal can save you $20 or more depending on which plan to choose. We don’t know how long this new first-month offer is available, so definitely take advantage of the deal while you can.

Sign up for Sling TV

To get your discounted month for Sling TV, head to the Sling TV homepage and click “try us today” and follow the on-screen instructions to sign up. All Sling TV plans are eligible for the offer, meaning you can get your first month of Sling Orange for $20 (normally $40/month), Sling Blue for $20 (normally $40/month), or Sling Orange and Blue for $27.50 (normally $55/month). Check our Sling TV guide for information on each plan and what they include.

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Stalker 2 Dev Victim Of Yet Another Russian Hack, Ask Fans Not To Look At Leaked Materials

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 04:14

Stalker 2: Heart of Chornobyl developer GSC Game World is the victim of yet another Russian hack, and the Ukrainian studio is urging fans anticipating the upcoming FPS to steer clear of leaked information that may come out of it.

In a statement posted to Twitter, GSC Game World writes that Russian hackers, who according to the developer have been attacking the studio for almost a year and a half following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, accessed game materials intended for internal testing. The developer is asking fans to avoid leaks and to not share any leaked materials that become public due to the hack.

A message from GSC Game World team

— S.T.A.L.K.E.R. OFFICIAL (@stalker_thegame) June 1, 2023

"Although these materials are only used for testing purposes and are not release-ready, these leaks may ruin your experience of exploring the Zone by yourself," GSC Game World writes.

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Superman Legacy Casting Rumor Reveals Another Person Who Could Play The Lead

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:58

Who will play Superman in writer-director James Gunn's Superman Legacy? That's a big question, and one we still don't have the answer to. Yet another name has now surfaced.

According to Variety, former Bold and the Beautiful star Pierson Fode is "in the running" for the role. Sources told the site that Fode sent Gunn a tape depicting his own Clark Kent-like small-town origin story from Moses Lake, Washington. Variety said that Gunn liked what he saw.

Fode is no stranger to the superhero world, as he appeared in an episode of Supergirl in 2020. He also appeared in The Man From Toronto with Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson. One of his next projects is Based on a True Story with Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina.

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2023 Has Been Front-Loaded With Amazing Games

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:55

It's not your imagination: The first half of 2023 has been a remarkably great year for video games. In just over five months, we've gotten almost as many critically acclaimed games as we have over an entire calendar year in the past. And while the reasons for this are myriad--including the pandemic impacting game development and subsequent delays--the fact remains that this year is significant, and likely to be remembered as one of the best years in gaming history for some time to come.

Reviews certainly aren't the only measure of a game's quality, but it's a helpful metric for comparison. According to GameSpot sister site Metacritic, 2023 has already seen five games with an average Metacritic score of 90 or above. Those include, in order:

  1. The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (95)
  2. Metroid Prime Remastered (94)
  3. Street Fighter 6 (93)
  4. Resident Evil 4 (93)
  5. Diablo 4 (92)

There are other critically acclaimed games that just barely missed the 90-or-above cut, like Dead Space and Hi-Fi Rush, at a Metacritic score of 89 each. This library of acclaimed games also notably runs the gamut--from open-world adventure to fighting to horror and more. (It is notable, however, that Hi-Fi Rush is the lone new franchise on the list. Sequels and remakes are doing very well, while new IP like Forspoken and Redfall have struggled. That justifiably raises concerns regarding freshness in the gaming industry, which is a related topic worth its own consideration.)

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Destiny 2 Update Finally Reduces Weapon Swap Delay

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:50

Destiny 2 update comes with a number of simple bug fixes and the arrival of a promised reduction in weapon swap delay. A free Marathon themed goodie is also available for Destiny 2 players.

The biggest practical change is that weapon swap delay has been reduced from two seconds to less than one second. In May, Bungie implemented the weapon swap delay to combat a damage-boosting exploit. With the two-second delay in place, Bungie promised that the delay would be reduced in a future update. That day is now here.

Other substantive bug fixes include repairing an issue in Salvage where players lost connection to the activity during the Boss encounter. In Bounties and Pursuits, the H.E.L.M. portal previously failed to appear during the In The Depths pursuit, halting progression. That issue has now been fixed. Problems with Guardian Ranks where the Champ title did not count for progress and where the Rank 7 objective Centrifuse was not progressing have also been repaired.

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Players Love Unclogging Toilets, Dying In The Dumbest Way Possible

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:46

EA has just revealed a lot of stats for its recent game Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, for the last month, detailing the choices players have made in the game's customization options and how they're dying the most.

Thanks to the official EA Star Wars account, we know that one of the most popular things to do is unclogging Greez's toilet, because over 861,000 players have done it so far. On top of that, Rick The Door Technician somehow managed to kill 489 players.

In addition to Rick killing nearly 500 players, the single lightsaber was the most popular fighting stance. Sadly, the Extended Mustache Beard / Mullet wasn't the most popular hairstyle. Instead, it was the Crew Cut / Short Beard combo.

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Meta Quest Games Showcase Roundup - Stranger Things VR, Bulletstorm, And More

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:44

The Meta Quest Gaming Showcase has wrapped up, and for fans of virtual reality gaming, there's a lot to look forward to in the future. While it'll be getting a bigger reveal at the Ubisoft Forward event, Assassin's Creed Nexus did make a brief appearance today and it was confirmed that it'll be available later this year on Quest 3 and Quest 2 hardware. Other announcements during the Meta showcase focused on a new look at Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, with the new trailer showing how you'll be able to wield and upgrade iconic Ghostbusters equipment.

This trailer also had several Easter eggs tied to the Ghostbusters universe hidden inside of it, so if you're up for a scavenger hunt, there are a few nods to the past here that you can track down. Another highlight from the showcase was the reveal of a remake of The 7th Guest, as this new version updates the 1993 spooky classic and uses some interesting technology to create a modern mystery experience. Fans of PowerWash Simulator can soon gear up to blast away some muck--but in VR--and Ghost Signal: A Stellaris Game is getting a free update that will give players more options as they explore the universe.

One of the big surprises was the reveal of Bulletstorm, as this VR version of the beloved--and foul-mouthed--first-person shooter is back and once again urges players to get creative with how they take out enemies on a lethal alien planet.

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Classic CD-ROM Game The 7th Guest Is Getting A VR Remake

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:32

One of the spookiest CD-ROM games of the '90s, The 7th Guest, is getting a new lease on the afterlife with a remake for virtual reality devices. Announced at the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase, this new version of The 7th Guest, from publisher Vertigo Games and co-developers Vertigo Studios Rotterdam and Exkee, uses volumetric video capture to recreate the full-motion video storytelling of the original game, which takes place in a haunted mansion that's populated by other spirits.

The end result is a surprisingly eerie game that mixes more dynamic environments in VR with head-scratching puzzles and VR-powered optical illusions. As for the ghosts who have organized a little party in Henry Stauf’s haunted mansion, you'll be able to interact with them, and fans of the original game can expect the return of characters like Martine Burden, Brian Dutton, Edward & Elinor Knox, and others, as well as some surprise appearances.

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Assassin's Creed Nexus Confirmed For Release Later In 2023

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:29

During the Meta Quest Gaming Showcase, Ubisoft announced that its upcoming Assassin's Creed VR game, Assassin's Creed Nexus, will be coming to the Meta Quest 3 and 2 this year. Beyond that, Ubisoft says that fans will have to wait until the Ubisoft Forward event on June 12 to get more details on the game and how it'll use virtual reality to deliver a more immersive entry in the series.

Assassin's Creed Nexus was first announced at the 2020 Oculus Quest 2 event, alongside a Splinter Cell VR game. At the time, Ubisoft VP of product development Elizabeth Loverso announced that both games were being "built from the ground up" for virtual reality and would include "elements of the franchises" that players are familiar with. Sadly, the Splinter Cell VR game was later canceled.

Ubisoft subsidiary Red Storm, a studio with credits on many Tom Clancy games as well as VR games Star Trek: Bridge Crew and Werewolves Within, is developing Assassin's Creed Nexus. Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Dusseldorf, and Ubisoft Mumbai are also collaborating with Red Storm on the upcoming VR game.

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Alone In The Dark Preorders Are Discounted, Come With Nostalgic Bonus

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:22
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The classic survival horror series Alone in the Dark is coming back with a ground-up remake of the original game launching later this year. The reimagining stars actors David Harbour and Jodie Comer as dual protagonists Edward Carnby and Emily Hartwood, and is written by Mikael Hedberg, who also wrote the cult-classic horror games Amnesia: The Dark Descent and SOMA.

There’s a lot of potential behind this new Alone in the Dark, and fans won’t have to wait long to see how it comes together. Alone in the Dark will drop on October 25 for PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X|S, and preorders are now available at select retailers. A free prologue chapter is also available now on all three platforms.

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Ubisoft Forward Announcement Trailer Teases A Mystery Game

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 03:10

The video game announcement season is in full swing--PlayStation and Xbox and Summer Game Fest, oh my!--and Ubisoft is gearing up for its next Ubisoft Forward presentation on June 12. The publisher released a brief teaser for the event today, and it seems a new mystery game will be among the reveals.

The video shows a group of people checking out scenes from previous Ubisoft press conferences, with everything from Just Dance dance groups to the infamous Mr. Caffeine flashing on the screen. We then see clips of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Assassin's Creed Mirage, and The Crew Motorfest before a wavy black and gold cloth-like material is shown on screen. A woman watching asks, "wait, what's that game?" and the video ends.

The three confirmed games are no surprise, as all three have been slated for either 2023 or early 2024 by Ubisoft itself. Assassin's Creed is the only game with a solid release date of October 17, while The Crew and Avatar are both listed as "2023."

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Here's How Spider-Man 2 Lets You Switch Between Peter Parker And Miles Morales

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 02:41

Insomniac Games has revealed more details on how switching between Peter Parker and Miles Morales will work in Spider-Man 2.

In an interview with Eurogamer, Bryan Intihar, the game's creative director, said, "When you're playing the main story, we control when you switch between Pete and Miles... it's done in service to the story when we're making those switches, for sure." Intihar explains that whenever you switch between the two, they are pre-determined "based on what we want to do for how the story plays out."

There'll be moments purely meant for Peter and Miles throughout the game. However, there will also be times when you'll have the option to play as either. Whenever you're free-roam, you can "freely switch between them with a simple button press."

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Grab A Free Game On Xbox And Steam Right Now

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 02:39

You can pick up acclaimed narrative game Tell Me Why on Steam and Xbox for free this month. The entire game (i.e. all three chapters) is complimentary in June to celebrate Pride month, as the game includes queer characters and themes.

From Life Is Strange developer Dontnod, Tell Me Why explores the story of twin siblings, Tyler and Alyson Ronan, who have a supernatural bond that allows them to psychically share memories and emotions. After many years away, the pair return to their childhood hometown in Alaska to sell their old family home. However, as they explore the house, forgotten memories from their childhood surface. Tyler and Alyson must use their connection to reveal the past.

Tell Me Why plays much like Dontnod's previous narrative work. Players control a character, explore environments to uncover the story, and activate supernatural powers to solve puzzles and advance the plot. The emphasis is more on emotional stakes and grounded storytelling than intriguing puzzles or engaged mystery-solving. In GameSpot's Tell Me Why review, reviewer Justin Clark gave the game a 7/10 and said, "There's a lot of empty disengaging space to be filled in in this game, but with a little patience and sympathy, what it does provide you is worth the effort."

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Telltale's The Expanse Features Romance Options And Severed Legs

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 02:24

The Expanse: A Telltale Series shares the same setting as the TV show and book series upon which it is based: a colonized solar system set in the 2300s, where tensions between the U.N.N. (Earth and its moon, Luna), Mars, and residents of the (asteroid) Belt often bubble over into outright hostilities. Starring Camina Drummer--a beloved character from the show played by her television actress, Cara Gee--the game serves as a prequel that allows player choice to control some details of the compelling backstory the development team has created for the character.

Upon attending the preview event for the game, it became immediately clear to me that Telltale, Deck Nine, and everyone else involved with the game's creation--including Cara Gee herself--cared deeply about the franchise and wanted to maintain as much authenticity as possible. After entering the event space--which was transformed to mimic the interior of a spaceship--I and my fellow attendees were asked to suit up, provided with both a jumpsuit and an LED-powered AR HUD visor, and herded through the "airlock." But it wasn't just the atmosphere that conveyed the developers' commitment to the game--Cara Gee was also in attendance, and her enthusiasm was palpable.

"We put a lot of our blood, sweat, and tears into it, and I just really, really hope that you enjoy it," Gee said of the game during a short speech given on the event's stage. I'd soon have the opportunity to learn more about her take on the game--and her experience voicing the main character--but first, Telltale and Deck Nine wanted to give preview attendees a better idea of what else is coming in the game's first season. After witnessing the newly-released story trailer, we were shown a collection of behind-the-scenes clips about the making of the game itself.

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New Bundle For Netflix, Paramount Plus, And Showtime For Verizon Customers

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 02:22

Netflix and Paramount+ are being bundled together in a first-of-its-kind deal, but only for a limited time. Verizon Wireless customers in the United States are being offered a price point of $25.99 a month for Netflix Premium and Paramount+--with Showtime, that's almost $6 off the regular monthly price of the two services sold separately.

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Subscribers will still need two separate apps of course to watch their shows, similar to how other bundle packages work. All customers need to do is go through Verizon’s +play subscription-aggregation hub and select the offer.

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Razer Kitsune Fight Stick Revealed, Street Fighter Editions Available

Fri, 06/02/2023 - 02:21

It's a great time to be a fighting game fan, as between the release of Street Fighter 6 this month, Mortal Kombat 1 in September, and Tekken 8 in the near-future, there's no shortage of digital fisticuffs to be had. With all of those high-profile titles on the way, Razer is throwing its hat into the ring and has revealed its new fight stick, the Razer Kitsune for PC and PS5.

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Unlike traditional fight sticks, the Razer Kitsune is a leverless model which means that it has no traditional joystick. Instead, directional inputs are handled with dedicated face buttons. This makes the Kitsune great for pulling off advanced fighting game moves, but it is controversial in fighting game circles for this function.

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