Ned Luke, who voices Michael De Santa in Rockstar's wildly popular Grand Theft Auto 5, was swatted while livestreaming on Thanksgiving day. This is the sixth time the actor has experienced this type of harassment.
"Everyone is fine, thanks for your concern," the voice actor tweeted on Friday. "This is the SIXTH time we have been swatted, but points for originality, this time they sent the fire department. There is nothing cute or clever or funny about this."
Luke frequently livestreams his gameplay, and was in the middle of a special GTA livestream when he received a call apparently warning him of what was to come. Luke rose from his chair, telling viewers "I gotta go," before ending the stream. But after six attempts to disrupt his life (and potentially endanger his safety), the voice actor has confirmed that law enforcement is now looking into the culprit.Continue Reading at GameSpot
When concept art and trailers for The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom began circulating the internet in the months before the game's release, fans of the franchise went wild with speculation regarding the upcoming title's storyline and gameplay mechanics. But there was one thing almost everyone seemed to agree on: Ganondorf's new look was hot. In a recent interview with Nintendo Dream magazine (as translated by Nintendo Everything), Tears Of The Kingdom Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi confirmed that Ganondorf's new design was intentionally sexy.
Fujibayashi said he had two goals in mind when it came to Ganondorf's new Tears Of The Kingdom appearance: Make him look as wicked as they come, and make him look hot enough that players of all genders would swoon.
"[The design team] didn’t simply make him look violent; they managed to fulfill my wish of making him look overwhelmingly evil while also being handsome enough that both men and women would fall for him," Fujibayashi said.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Nearly 10 years to the day since the game originally launched with the Xbox One in 2013, Killer Instinct is getting a brand-new patch this week. Developer Iron Galaxy has announced that the Killer Instinct Anniversary Edition--which features multiple tweaks across the majority of the roster--will release November 28 at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET. If you're reading this as the article goes live, that means the patch is due tomorrow.
Iron Galaxy Studios lead game designer Adam "Keits" Heart hosted a two-hour livestream last week, which showed off every buff and nerf coming in the new patch. This is the first update for Killer Instinct since 2018, which also added Eagle, the final new roster member added to the game.
Exciting news, Combo Breakers: Killer Instinct Anniversary Edition will be available TOMORROW, November 28, at 12PM Pacific!
Check out our latest blog post for a reminder on all the great things coming your way in this update: https://t.co/scmR9rAJ3B pic.twitter.com/SA1ewYdybs
Characters benefiting most from the patch are Jago and Orchid, who are receiving tweaks to specials moves as well as faster walking speeds for better approach. Fulgore and Aganos are among the most detrimentally affected characters, as both are losing crucial tools to their current strategies.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Is there still a market for PlayStation's first venture into the world of virtual reality? Possibly! With PlayStation VR 2 not having backward compatibility with the original PSVR library, Cyber Monday is a great time to grab the legacy headset and do some VR games preservation of your own. Sure, it's a more cumbersome device than the Meta Quest or the HTC Vive, but at its current price, it's not a bad way to check out VR for the first time.
- PSVR headset -- $65
- PS4 Camera (New) -- $40
- PS4 Camera (Refurbished) -- $30
- PSVR Camera adapter for PS5 -- $12 ($20)
At Amazon-affiliated company Woot, you can grab the original PSVR headset for $65, but you'll also need to make certain that you have some other hardware to go with that purchase. If you're planning to play on PS4, you'll need the PS4 camera that is $40 at Woot ($30 for a refurbished model); On PS5, you'll need the camera and the PSVR camera adapter. You can snag an adapter for only $12 at Amazon during Cyber Monday.
As a reminder, you can play PSVR games with the PS4 DualShock controller you probably already own. Alternatively, you can you use PlayStation's Move motion controllers, which are available brand-new at Amazon for $49 or in refurbished condition for $40.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Sanrio fans might finally have a mouse and matching mousepad to fit into their gaming setup. Razer's Hello Kitty DeathAdder Essential Mouse and Goliathus Mousepad are on sale as a bundle for Cyber Monday. It's discounted to $45, which is 25% off the original $60 list price at Amazon and Best Buy.
Together, the pink mouse and pad pair can give a cutesy, dreamy feel to any setup. It's an even sweeter deal if you already own the Hello Kitty Razer Kraken Headset.
You can get the Hello Kitty Razer DeathAdder Essential + Goliathus Medium Bundle from one of the links below:Continue Reading at GameSpot
In the world of professional wrestling, fans are taught that the industry lives and dies on the simple phrase of "never say never." No matter what has transpired over the years, and no matter how unhirable someone has made themselves to top professional wrestling companies, a comeback is always possible--especially when there is money to be made. With that in mind, it shouldn't be as surprising as it is that CM Punk has returned to WWE, nearly a decade after his publicly messy departure from the company.
To fully explain the parting of ways and how bitter it was, there are a number of things to note. Firstly, Punk went through all of his side of the story in two appearances on Colt Cabana's The Art of Wrestling podcast. In it, he discussed a number of health issues and injuries he went through during his WWE career. As a result of that podcast, WWE's senior ringside physician, Dr. Christopher Amann, sued the Punk and Cabana for defamation. Punk and Cabana ultimately prevailed in the suit. However, it also led to the end of their friendship. It also seemed any potential of Punk returning to WWE was a moot point.
Fast forward to 2021 and we have the disastrous run of CM Punk in All Elite Wrestling. He debuted to a sold-out United Center in his hometown of Chicago, primed to be the new face of the fledgling company. While he had memorable matches at first, and even won the world championship on two occasions, those highlights were mired by injuries, reports of backstage altercations, suspensions, having the AEW World Championship stripped from him, and ultimately being fired for cause after AEW CEO Tony Khan claimed, "I've been going to wrestling shows for over 30 years. I've been producing them on this network for four years. Never in all that time have I ever felt until last Sunday that my security, my safety, my life was in danger at a wrestling show."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Black Friday is over so it's time for Cyber Monday to shine. If you're in the market for a new Xbox, Dell has a great offer on the 1TB Xbox Series S console. The retailer is selling the black system for $300, which is $50 off its normal price point. It's the best deal we've seen to date on the console, which only just launched in September.Xbox Series S Cyber Monday deals
- Xbox Series S 1TB -- $300 ($350)
- Xbox Series S 512GB + 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($45 value) -- $250 ($300)
Alternatively, you can get the Xbox Series S 512GB Starter Bundle for $250 at Best Buy, which is a nice discount from its normal $300 price point, especially since it also comes with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (a $45 value). Amazon sold out of this offer earlier today. Amazon has also sold out of its $400 Xbox Series X deal.
If you're looking for more Xbox deals, a variety of Xbox controllers are marked down nicely right now, including the Elite Series 2 for only $108 (was $180) and a number of special-edition models. Check out the list below to see more.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Avatar: The Way of Water made a huge splash in 2022 when the long-awaited sequel finally came to theaters; it ended up making $2.3 billion to become the No. 3 movie of all time at the box office. A third Avatar is in the works, and writer-director James Cameron has now provided an update on it.
He said at a press conference in New Zealand recently that the movie is now in the "very hectic two years of post-production. "So it will be Christmas of 2025."
Also during the speaking event, Cameron, who has a home in New Zealand, said, "I plan on making all my films here indefinitely."Continue Reading at GameSpot
Captain America actor Chris Evans has responded to the rumor that Marvel might be plotting to get the original Avengers crew back together to make a new film to help reinvigorate the MCU. Speaking to The View, Evans said if this is a real possibility, no one has reached out to him about it yet.
"I always see those reports too--it's news to me. I think every couple of months someone says, 'They're getting Downey and Hemsworth and Scarlett, and everyone's coming back,'" Evans said. "No one has spoken to me about it."
In the event that Evans would be asked to come back to play Captain America again, how would he feel? Evans isn't ruling it out, but it doesn't sound very likely either.Continue Reading at GameSpot
2023 is coming to a close, and it looks like it'll be the first time in many years that Walt Disney Studios will not have a single movie crack $1 billion at the global box office.
As Variety reminds us, 2023 will be the first time since 2014 that Disney did not have a movie that made $1 billion or more at the box office. (This does not count the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021). For comparison, in 2019, Disney had a whopping seven movies that made at least $1 billion.
Disney's biggest success of 2023 was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which earned more than $845 million at the box office. This was no doubt a huge result, but some analysts expected it to reach $1 billion or perform better than its predecessor, but it did not achieve either.Continue Reading at GameSpot
ARK: Survival Ascended is a fresh take on the original ARK: Survival Evolved, and presents players with many of the same challenges when first starting out. You're dropped into as hostile of an environment as possible and must find your own way to survive the perils of your surroundings. The game offers extremely little in the way of any tutorials, so you basically need to figure everything out for yourself if you want to make it through your first night unscathed.
To avoid any classic beginner mistakes and ensure you survive in ARK: Survival Ascended, we have put together a list of eight tips you need to know to make it through your first few hours.1. Pick the right starter locationThe Island presents you with several spawn points.
When you first boot up a game in ARK: Survival Ascended, you will be presented with a map that allows you to pick where to spawn. These spawn points won't have any obvious traits about them, as you're looking at a map that is completely unknown to you. However, the one trait all spawn locations do have is a rating of how difficult they are.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Part of what makes Baldur's Gate 3 such a compelling game is developer Larian Studios' commitment to player freedom and choice. Players can approach everything from combat and puzzles to character development in a multitude of ways. Naturally, speedrunners are getting in on the action, but in a rather hilarious turn of events, they aren't just speedrunning dungeons and boss fights--they're speedrunning companion romances, too.
Baldur's Gate 3 features a number of well-written companions with a great deal of character depth. Similar to other RPGs, the romanceable companions in Baldur's gate each have their own companion quest, which will boost a companion's affinity for the player upon completion. But a companion quest doesn't have to be completed in order for the player to get some action, and now, Baldur's Gate 3 speedrunners are dedicating some serious time to bedding companions in record time.
The current record-holder, a player who goes by Mae, told Wired that the speedrunning category began as more of a joke than anything else.Continue Reading at GameSpot
Christopher Nolan has commented on the state of moviemaking and the film business, observing that Hollywood succeeds when it produces both blockbuster sequels and smaller-scale projects at the same time. He spoke to the Associated Press about the balance in Hollywood.
"There is always a balance in Hollywood between established titles that can ensure a return and give people more of what they want. That's always been a big part of the economics of Hollywood," Nolan said. "And [that model] pays for a lot of other types of films to be made and distributed."
"There always has to be a respect for the audience's desire for something new. That's one of the big thrills of going to the movies, frankly; seeing a trailer for a movie you've never heard of or a type of movie you haven't seen or haven't seen in a long time," he added. "Something new. Something fresh. So a healthy ecosystem in Hollywood is about a balance between the two things, and always has been."Continue Reading at GameSpot