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2017-12-13
Blizzard has kicked off Overwatch's celebration of the holidays, bringing back the Winter Wonderland event from last year. This isn't a complete retread, however; while you're again able to access what was available last year, there are also new skins and a limited-time mode to check out, among other things.As with any new Overwatch event, the skins are the big highlight. When Blizzard announced the event's return recently, it teased that Junkrat and Roadhog would be among those to get Legendary skins, while a "long-awaited Hanzo skin" from the comics would also be included. Others with newly added looks include Sombra and Ana. You can see all the new Overwatch Winter Wonderland skins in our gallery.This update includes a new, winterized version of Black Forest, along with the returning, holiday-themed versions of King's Row and Hanamura. The Mei's Snowball Offensive Brawl also makes a comeback (and is now playable on the themed Black Forest map), while Blizzard has introduced another new brawl that the studio has compared to a boss fight. Mei's Yeti Hunt sees a team of five Meis compete against one player, who assumes the role of Winston with his Yeti skin. Things play out a lot like Evolve, where the Meis hunt down Winston, who roams the map to find power-ups. Once he collects enough, he enters Primal Rage mode, and the Meis have to flee to avoid being killed. Once enough Meis--or Winston--are killed, the game is over.In a video, Jeff Kaplan explained that Blizzard wanted to try something "fun and different" with this mode. He said the point is "just to be fun and light and refreshing for a short period of time." As such, Yeti Hunt is not intended to be a perfectly balanced, highly competitive mode. You can queue up for this through standard matchmaking or join a match with five other friends, with the game cycling through who plays as the Yeti. When queuing normally, you can set your preference for Mei or Winston, though given the mode's nature, you won't always get to play on the side you selected.Winter Wonderlands is available from now until January 1 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It includes all of last year's skins and content, and Blizzard has lowered their costs to make them easier to acquire. Legendary skins from 2016 drop to 1000 credits, Epic to 250, Rare to 75, and Common to 25. Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
After nearly a year of thinly veiled allusions and legal red tape, the Broken Matt Hardy character is in WWE. Traditionally, Vince McMahon makes new wrestlers dump their old gimmicks completely; he doesn't want anything in his company that he cannot trademark and control. He made an exception here; that he is allowing Matt any degree of creative input is noteworthy.Matt and Jeff Hardy were fan favorites when they left WWE in 2010. They bounced about for a bit in the indies, but eventually, they both landed at TNA. And it was there that Matt devised his "Broken" gimmick.The basic storyline was this: Matt's mind snapped. He began speaking to "The Seven Deities" and believed his soul to be thousands of years old. He talked and dressed like a bad Star Trek cosplay. And he picked up a whole bunch of verbal tics and physical quirks. He dyed a white stripe into his hair. He smiled like he was in a toothpaste commercial. He didn't pin or defeat an opponent; he #DELETED them from all space and time.Unhinged maniac gimmicks aren't unusual in professional wrestling. But the lengths to which Broken Matt Hardy took things were. He had a Lake of Reincarnation in his backyard that could revive injured wrestlers. He had a sentient drone, Vanguard 1, that could also teleport him to anywhere in the world. And his whole family was in on the act. His infant son was King Maxell. His father-in-law was Senor Benjamin. And his brother, Jeff, was Brother Nero. Together, they created a gonzo series of shorts and sketches that fleshed out an entire "Broken Universe."You know how WWE haters always call the shows "fake?" The Broken Matt Hardy gimmick is both an embracing and a middle finger to that sentiment. It takes "fake" to its extreme; the goal is to do the most off-the-wall schtick possible. It's an extremely meta, anarchic sort of commentary on professional wrestling itself, challenging the audience to swallow increasingly improbable story twistsSo when "Woken" Matt Hardy debuted on last week's Raw and interrupted Bray Wyatt's promo with his own, it was shocking--not only because McMahon is normally hesitant to surrender creative control, but because he surrendered creative control to this gimmick. Its entire point, after all, is to disrupt any semblance of narrative continuity. Matt appeared in full regalia, with his trademark red and black sleeveless coat and his wild shock of hair. His signature faux-British accent had returned. And he proceeded to outdo Bray Wyatt in the creep department. Wyatt's character is that of a smooth operator--a charlatan with a silver tongue--whose main desire is to acquire power. Like any street corner preacher, the religious mysticism is merely the means to accomplish that. But Hardy's character is no fraud; he's a true, unhinged believer. He knows, with every fiber of his being, that he speaks to gods. The character who's pretending to be unbalanced has nothing on the character who's actually unbalanced.For example, Wyatt has the devious, practiced laugh of a Hollywood boogeyman; it sounds great, but it's familiar. Hardy, on the other hand, performs a weird, unhinged laugh that stops and starts. It rises and falls in pitch. It's ridiculous, which is the point; Hardy got this gimmick over in TNA by never breaking character and overperforming. For him, it's not about who does the best acting; it's about who does the "most" acting.But then on this Monday's Raw, fans got another pre-recorded promo between Wyatt and Hardy. And it was more of the same. More cackling. More backstory (apparently, Hardy has met Sister Abigail before?). It felt overly cautious; a live segment or even a pre-recorded short film would have gone a long way toward getting newer fans involved. This feud between Hardy and Wyatt presents an opportunity: to give Hardy one more solid run before he retires, and to give Wyatt a chance to redeem and reboot his character, who is too often on the losing side.And WWE had better not blow this.Let Matt Hardy Control The Creative SideThe best thing WWE can do in a situation like this is stay out of the way, although history does not support that happening. This one time, however, the WWE Creative team should leave well enough alone. The gimmick works best as the product of a single mind; it's too weird and off putting to be conceived by a committee of Hollywood writers.We're still in the earliest stage of Hardy's push. Should this gimmick take off, McMahon might feel pressured to protect his investment and get involved. He needs to resist every urge to do so. If it fails, let it fail on its own terms. Because it will definitely fail with too many cooks in the kitchen.Keep The Hardy Family Involved It's important that Matt be allowed creative control over the narrative. And that means the periphery characters of the Broken universe need to play roles as well. Senor Benjamin. Reby. King Maxell. And of course, Brother Nero.It's not necessary to replay the brother vs. brother angle that Matt and Jeff did in TNA. But Jeff is crucial to the gimmick's success. If he comes back from injury and continues the brothers' Team Xtreme gimmick, it'll damage both his brother's push and his own.Limit The Budget On The Short FilmsThis seems counterintuitive. All the backing of a billion dollar company, and there should be a budget limit on the short films? But the appeal of the Broken Hardys was their do-it-yourself approach. That was actually Matt's property they were destroying. That was actually Jeff's lawn they were ruining. There wasn't a full-scale film crew capturing this footage, or a top-league editor cutting it all together. But it was done sincerely, with the best effort the Hardys could muster. And that counts for a lot with the fans. Maybe some better CGI for Vanguard 1 would be fine. But the majority of the pre-recorded short films should be produced under constraints, to maintain the homemade ethos of the TNA original films. And besides, a high budget is no guarantee of quality. Just look at Bray Wyatt's "House of Horrors" (where WWE tried to knock off the Broken gimmick) for all the proof you need.Try New ThingsRight now, the fans are so happy to see the characters in WWE, that the creativity bar is set low. So long as Matt includes Senor Benjamin preparing the battlefield for massacre, and inserts some verbal callbacks ("I knew you'd come," "A dilapidated boat!"), the fans will be satisfied. But once this Wyatt feud is over? The backlash will begin if the Hardys continue recycling and repeating everything they did in TNA. Wrestling fans want the story to move forward, and the Broken Hardys' appeal was based on their unpredictability. Memes get stale; the fans need new, off-the-wall plot points to maintain their emotional investment. Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
AMD has released what's called Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, which is a revamped package of all the software technologies built for PC gamers that use AMD graphics cards. While it offers new features like the Radeon Overlay and the AMD Link mobile application, Adrenalin Edition improves the functionality of existing programs and houses them in a convenient fashion.With the Radeon Overlay, all your options can be accessed while in-game and can be changed on-the-fly. Performance monitoring options include live metrics and internal logging of that information. ReLive has been around since last year--which allows users to capture gameplay, launch a stream, and take screenshots--but it can now be customized in the overlay with plenty of options. Streamers can change the position of their picture-in-picture, adjust microphone settings, and record instant replays.Users can also access Radeon Chill, a dynamic video card power management technology, which now supports more games through a catch-all profile. It also has support for games that use the Vulkan graphics API. Radeon Wattman lets you adjust performance manually, and it's accessible through the overlay and allows for saved profiles. FRTC now supports Vulkan games, too; this program lets you set framerate targets so the video card adjusts properly based on its set goal.The new Radeon Overlay in AMD's new Adrenalin Edition software for Radeon graphics cards.Enhanced Sync now supports all GCN video cards, which dates back to the Radeon HD 7000-series of cards that released in 2012. E-sync is a lower-latency version of V-sync to get rid of screen tearing with less stuttering; it's especially useful for those without FreeSync monitors. In addition to all the ways AMD lets you control video card performance, the new overlay lets you adjust color settings. Brightness, hue, contrast, saturation options can be tweaked at any time.AMD's Adrenalin Edition software may not give Radeon video cards a direct boost in performance, but it's a quality-of-life improvement that was much needed for AMD users. It's streamlined and user-friendly and packs AMD software technologies in a clean user interface. If you have an AMD card and haven't downloaded Adrenalin Edition, you can do so on the official website.For more on what AMD offers PC gamers, check out our reviews of the RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56 video cards, or read our review of the Ryzen 7 1800X and Ryzen 5 1600X CPUs.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
With the arrival of the holidays comes a slew of new shows and movies on Netflix. It's a particularly busy month for the streamer, with many holiday specials joining the service, alongside several Netflix originals and a number of new library titles. With popular titles like V for Vendetta, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Black Mirror, and Disney's The Santa Clause trilogy arriving, December is going to be a busy month for streaming.However, it's a Netflix original movie that you should be paying closest attention to. December 22 will see the premiere of Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The fantasy crime movie is directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad) with a script by Max Landis (American Ultra). The film marks Smith's first time starring in a Netflix project and he's certainly picked an interesting one.Bright is set in a world where humans and fantasy creatures coexist. Smith plays an LAPD officer who is partnered with an Orc (Edgerton) when they find a very powerful magic wand that has the potential to change the world. Other new entries include Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, a new season of The Ranch, and Dave Chappelle's latest stand-up comedy special. It's not all good news, though.There are also many titles departing the service in December. Black Snake Moan, Practical Magic, and 11 seasons of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are just a few of the movies and shows that will no longer be available after the end of 2017. So make sure you watch them while you still can.You can take a look at the full list of what's coming and going on Netflix throughout December below. You can also see everything that's arrived in November.Arriving on Netflix, December 2017December 18 MileAce Ventura: Pet DetectiveAce Ventura: When Nature CallsAll Hail King Julien: Season 5 (Netflix Original)A StoryBots Christmas (Netflix Original)August RushChef & My Fridge: 2017Dark: Season 1 (Netflix Original)Diana: In Her Own WordsDreamcatcherDreamWorks Home: For the Holidays (Netflix Original)Easy: Season 2 (Netflix Original)Exporting RaymondForbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu StoryFull Metal JacketHitchMy Happy Family (Netflix Original)Nacho LibreSaharaThe Farthest - Voyager in SpaceThe Little RascalsThe WacknessThe Young VictoriaTysonV for VendettaTURN: Washington's Spies: Season 4Voyeur (Netflix Original)While You Were SleepingDecember 4When Calls the Heart: Season 4December 5Craig Ferguson: Tickle Fight (Netflix Original)Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2December 6Trolls Holiday SpecialDecember 8El Camino Christmas (Netflix Original)The Crown: Season 2 (Netflix Original)December 11CatwomanThe Magicians: Season 2December 12Disney's The Santa ClauseDisney's The Santa Clause 2Disney's The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseJudd Apatow: The Return (Netflix Original)December 1441 Dogs in My HomeA&E: When Patients AttackAinsley Eats the Streets: Season 1Halt and Catch Fire: Season 4December 15A Five Star LifeChristmas Inheritance (Netflix Original)Discovering BigfootEl Señor de los Cielos: Season 5Erased: Season 1 (Netflix Original)Freeway: Crack In The SystemNeverlakePottersvilleReggie Yates Outside Man: Volume 2The Haunting of HelenaThe Mafia Kills Only in SummerThe Ranch: Part 4 (Netflix Original)Trollhunters: Part 2 (Netflix Original)Ultimate Beastmaster (Netflix Original)Wormwood (Netflix Original)December 18Hello, My Twenties!: Season 2 (Netflix Original)December 19Miss Me This ChristmasRussell Howard: Recalibrate (Netflix Original)The Indian Detective: Season 1 (Netflix Original)You Can’t Fight ChristmasDecember 20La Casa de Papel: Season 1 (Netflix Original)December 21Peaky Blinders: Season 4 (Netflix Original)December 2272 Dangerous Animals: Latin America: Season 1 (Netflix Original)Bright (Netflix Original)Dope: Season 1 (Netflix Original)Fuller House: Season 3, New Episodes (Netflix Original)Rosario Tijeras: Season 1The Toys That Made Us: Season 1 (Netflix Original)December 23Creep 2Myths & Monsters: Season 1December 25Cable Girls: Season 2 (Netflix Original)Planet Earth IIDecember 26Todd Barry: Spicy Honey (Netflix Original)Travelers: Season 2 (Netflix Original)All Hail King Julien: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Beat Bugs: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Larva: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Pororo: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Puffin Rock: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Skylanders Academy: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Trollhunters: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018True and The Rainbow Kingdom: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018Word Party: New Year's Eve Countdown 2018December 27PusherDecember 29Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 2: Part 1 (Netflix Original)Killer LegendsLa Mante: Season 1 (Netflix Original)ShelterThe Climb (Netflix Original)December 31Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (Netflix Original)Fun Mom DinnerLeaving Netflix, December 2017 December 1All I Want for ChristmasBedazzledBlack Snake MoanCompulsionCousin BetteHoffaLa Viuda Negra: Season 1Picture PerfectPractical MagicRebeldeScary Movie 2Scary Movie 3Super Size MeTerriers: Season 1The CrucibleThe Gospel Road: A Story of JesusThe Man from Snowy RiverTouch: Season 2ToysTwo Girls and a GuyWaking LifeYoung FrankensteinYu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond TimeYu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Seasons 1-2December 5HolesDecember 9It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Seasons 1-11December 10Lucky Number SlevinNightcrawlerThe RiteDecember 11Dollhouse: Season 2December 13The Queen of VersaillesDecember 15America's Funniest Home Video Kids: HolidazedAmerica's Funniest Home Videos Kids: Animals with Attitude: Season 1America's Funniest Home Videos Kids: It's Tough Being a Kid: Season 1America's Funniest Home Videos Kids: Playtime Ain't for Wimps: Season 1America's Funniest Home Videos: New Collection D: Nincompoop NationJeff Dunham: Arguing with MyselfDecember 19Dance Academy: Series 1-3December 20Che: Parts 1 & 2December 24Amores PerrosDecember 25Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black PearlDecember 29Black Mirror Season 4Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
The Nintendo Switch continues to sell at a rapid pace. Rather than waiting for its next quarterly earnings report to disclose an updated sales total, Nintendo has announced that Switch has now sold 10 million units worldwide.That figure is according to Nintendo's internal sales data through the system's first nine months. That accounts for the first 41 weeks on sale, Nintendo tells GameSpot, a period which runs until the beginning of December. In other words, this includes Black Friday sales, but nothing so far in December.This is our first update in more than a month; by Nintendo's previous tally, it had sold 7.63 million Switch units at the end of September. That prompted the company to revise its forecast for the current fiscal year, which runs through March 2018. It now expects to sell 14 million units during the current fiscal year, on top of those it sold during Switch's launch month of March. That puts it on pace to top lifetime sales of Wii U in about a year's time.During its launch month, Switch sold 2.74 million units worldwide. If it does manage to sell 14 million units by the end of March, that will push its total to 16.74 million units. That brings it close to the lifetime sales of GameCube (21.74 million) but still far behind that of the ultra-successful Wii (101.63 million).Nintendo celebrated today's announcement with a tweet containing the image above. It references many of its big first-party Switch releases this year, though Arms is sadly forgotten. For a look back at the full year, check out our 2017 Nintendo report card. Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
A new update for Final Fantasy XV is now available on PS4 and Xbox One. Square Enix has rolled out the game's December patch ahead of its next DLC expansion, Episode Ignis, and it adds a notable new feature to the open-world RPG: character swapping.With update 1.19, players will be able to switch between Noctis and his companions freely while in a battle. Previously, players were limited to playing through the game solely as Noctis, so this marks the first opportunity they'll have to control Prompto, Gladio, and Ignis during the main single-player quest. However, you'll need to unlock the ability to swap characters in the Ascension Grid before you're able to make use of it. You can see the new feature in action in the video below.In addition to character swapping, Final Fantasy XV's December update fixes various bugs and adds several pieces of music from the Comrades multiplayer expansion as well as the forthcoming Episode Ignis to the music player tracklist. More notably, it also prepares the game for the release of Episode Ignis, which launches tomorrow, December 13. That chapter puts players in the role of the team's culinary expert and features boating segments and multiple endings.Episode Ignis is the last announced DLC chapter for Final Fantasy XV, though it won't mark the end of future content for the game. During a livestream event for Final Fantasy's 30th anniversary, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata revealed that at least three more DLC chapters are planned to release for the game throughout 2018, with the first set to focus on Ardyn. You can read the patch notes for the December update below.Final Fantasy XV Patch NotesVersion 1.19Implementation of character swap feature (available in Ascension: Techniques)Conclusion of online support for timed questsAddition of compatibility with "Episode Ignis"Addition of pieces from "Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades" and "Episode Ignis" to music player tracklistVarious bug fixesVersion 1.20Various bug fixesInfo from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
The first trailer for Mortal Engines, the new sci-fi/fantasy movie from some of the key creative minds behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, is premiering soon. Peter Jackson confirmed in a Facebook post that a teaser trailer for the film will play worldwide in front of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens this weekend.Christian Rivers, who worked on Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, will make his feature film directorial debut with the project. Rivers won a Visual Effects Oscar for his work on another Jackson project, King Kong. Production took place this year in New Zealand, where The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were made.The script for Mortal Engines was adapted by Philippa Boyens, who was part of the writing team for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Jackson and his team have had the movie rights to Mortal Engines for many years now, so it's exciting to finally see it come together.In the book Mortal Engines, which was written by Philip Reeve, all of Earth's major cities are mounted on wheels, moving across the global as "Traction Cities." The bigger cities hunt down and consume the smaller ones as part of what Jackson calls "Municipal Darwinism." In this backdrop, the movie will tell an "original and emotional personal story," according to Jackson.Weta Workshop and Weta Digital, the props and effects studios that worked on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, are also contributing to Mortal Engines. Hugo Weaving, who played Elrond in The Lord of the Rings, will star in Mortal Engines, while Avatar Actor Stephen Lang is also playing a big role.Jackson released a stunning piece of concept art for Mortal Engines earlier this year; check it out in the embed above. The film is due out at an unspecified date in 2018.As for The Last Jedi, the movie opens widely on December 15. You can read GameSpot's Last Jedi review here.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
The latest free update for Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online mode is now available. Beginning today, December 12, PC, PS4, and Xbox One players can all take on The Doomsday Heist, a brand-new online heist for GTA Online and the biggest piece of content Rockstar has rolled out for the mode to date.Rockstar describes The Doomsday Heist as a "massive new adventure" in which players will team up to thwart "a plan so diabolical it could end life as we know it." The heist spans three acts, each of which "involves negotiating multiple ruthless Freemode prep missions, tactical setup operations, and experimental weapons and vehicles." Rockstar says that all three acts of The Doomsday Heist end in an "over-the-top finale" that will net you a hefty payoff.In order to participate in the new heist, one of your crew members will need to own "one of the previously undisclosed IAA facilities hidden under Southern San Andreas." That will give you access to the advanced planning room that maps out how to complete each new mission. Players who own the facility also get the option to have either their own Strike Team or Orbital Cannon, a devastating weapon "capable of immolating any patch of ground that incurs your wrath."In addition to the new heist, today's update introduces "dozens" of new weapons, vehicles, clothing options, and other content to GTA Online, such as your own Mammoth Thruster jetpack and The Avenger, a turreted aircraft capable of vertical take-off. Other new vehicles available in GTA Online now include:Thruster (Warstock)Deluxo (Warstock)Stromberg (Warstock)RCV (Warstock)Chernobog (Warstock)Barrage (Warstock)Akula (Warstock)Khanjali (Warstock)Volatol (Warstock)Comet Safari (Legendary Motorsport)Ocelot Pariah (Legendary Motorsport)Coil Raiden (Legendary Motorsport)Ubermacht SC1 (Legendary Motorsport)Vapid Riata (Southern San Andreas Super Autos)Declasse Yosemite (Southern San Andreas Super Autos)Finally, Rockstar has added eight new Achievements and Trophies to earn. The developer has brought back Criminal Mastermind challenges for all three acts of The Doomsday Heist, as well. Each finale mission also has Elite Challenge objectives for an even steeper challenge and additional rewards.The Doomsday Heist is the first new online heist Rockstar has introduced since the missions were first introduced in 2015. It's available to play for free for all Grand Theft Auto V players and is one of the many new content updates Rockstar has rolled out this year, including the aircraft-centric Smuggler's Run expansion.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
With just days before fans can finally see a new Star Wars movie, the reviews are in. Critics are sharing their thoughts about Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the results are very encouraging.Thus far, the newest installment in the Star Wars saga has a score of 86 on Metacritic. For those keeping track, that's the highest score on the site for any Star Wars movie since 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, which is rated at a 92.However, while the reviews for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are overwhelmingly positive, that doesn't mean the movie is without its flaws. Still, it charts new territory in this 40-year-old universe. "If 2015's The Force Awakens bent over backward to be like the original movies, The Last Jedi does the same to buck your expectations," GameSpot's Michael Rougeau says in our The Last Jedi review.Rougeau continues, "There are genuinely shocking moments in this movie. Characters you thought were good have a dark side. Those who should be wise act foolishly, and a single decent act doesn't suddenly make a bad guy good. If you think you know which way this thing will go purely on a narrative level, you're probably wrong. For a Star Wars movie, that unpredictability is refreshing."And yet, GameSpot's review, along with several others, point out how slow and plodding the middle of the movie can be. "The film simply drags too much in the middle," Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty says. "Somewhere in the film's 152-minute running time is an amazing 90-minute movie."One portion of the movie that sticks out is a sequence set on the casino planet Canto Bight. "The sequence looks like something out of the Star Wars prequels, which isn't necessarily an insult as the prequels had an exceptional design, it's just a very different aesthetic from the original trilogy palette," SlashFilm's Peter Sciretta explains. "I suspect the design alone will result in a divisive response, but the story on this planet is probably my least favorite aspect of the film."Collider's Matt Goldberg agrees. "Where the film struggles the most is on Canto Bight. Taken on her own, Rose isn't a bad addition to the Star Wars mythos, and the movie definitely needs someone to play against Finn," he says. "Unfortunately, they lack the electric chemistry we saw between Finn and Rey in The Force Awakens, and their secret mission in a casino feels like it should be far more entertaining than it actually is."Still, even though at times the middle of the movie can be slow, there's so much about the film to appreciate. From the arrival of new faces to the galaxy, to the evolution of characters introduced in The Force Awakens, to properly reintroducing Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) to the Star Wars universe, The Last Jedi is filled with moments that make the people filling it all the more real. Of course, given the unfortunate death of Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa) in 2016, these moments give her character even more impact."There is a moment in this film that is so pure and so lovely with General Leia that it will break your heart at the same time that it fills it up with joy," Legion of Leia's Jenna Busch says.ComicBook's Joseph Schmidt adds, "Director Rian Johnson continues the non-stop momentum of the previous film, constantly raising the stakes and opening up possibilities."In the end, as Justin Chang of the LA Times puts it, The Last Jedi is "the first flat-out terrific Star Wars movie since 1980's The Empire Strikes Back." He continues, "It seizes upon Lucas' original dream of finding a pop vessel for his obsessions--Akira Kurosawa epics, John Ford westerns, science-fiction serials--and fulfills it with a verve and imagination all its own."While the one review that's going to matter most to fans of the franchise will be their own after sitting down to watch the film, the critical consensus should help put everyone a bit at ease. It sounds as if there's a lot to love in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, even if it's not a perfect film.Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters on December 15. Do your best to avoid spoilers until then.Disclosure: Metacritic is owned by GameSpot parent company CBS Interactive.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
This year's Game Awards event was a huge hit in terms of viewership, it seems. Organizers announced today that the show brought in 11.5 million viewers around the world, which is up 202 percent from the 3.8 million viewers last year's show had that set a record at the time.The Game Awards is a digital-only event, streamed to places like Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer. GameSpot and other media outlets were streaming partners, too. The show is organized by games industry veteran Geoff Keighley, who also ran the previous version of the event, the Spike Video Game Awards, which ran on traditional broadcast TV until 2012. In 2013, Keighley launched an awards show called VGX; it was hosted by Joel McHale and was seen by viewers as a disappointment, generally. Keighley then invested $1 million of his own money to launch the first-ever Game Awards in 2014.Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year The Game Awards has grown every year since. Viewership for the inaugural show in 2014 picked up 1.9 million viewers, rising 23 percent in 2015 to 2.3 million. The 2016 show had 3.8 million viewers, and as mentioned, viewership exploded for 2017.People were talking about this year's Game Awards on Twitter more than last year, with the number of people tweeting about the show doubling year-over-year, organizers said. A Way Out developer Josef Fares' expletive-laden anti-Oscars rant might have had something to do with that.One of the new elements of this year's show was interactivity on Twitch, where viewers could denote their prediction for the winners of the main category. Impressively, more than 70 percent of viewers used the extension to interact. And on Steam, where the show was also streamed, people watched an average of 70 minutes each. The show ran for around three hours.In addition to the awards (The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year), the show brought a totally weird new trailer for Death Stranding, while pioneering game designer Carol Shaw from Atari and Activision took home the Industry Icon Award. There were also game announcements, some of the biggest being Bayonetta 3, Soul Calibur VI, the first tease for the next game from Bloodborne studio From Software, and Campo Santo's In the Valley of Gods. A bunch of celebrities appeared at the event, too, including Norman Reedus, Zachary Levi, Aisha Tyler, Lance Reddick, Justin Roiland, Jason Schwartzman, and Andy Serkis. Conan O'Brien and the stars of the new Jumanji taped segments for the show. Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
If the reports are correct, Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, and with it the 20th Century Fox film studio, is well on its way to becoming a reality. In fact, it may happen as soon as Thursday.According to CNBC, Disney is the last company standing when it comes to groups bidding on purchasing Fox, after Comcast bowed out on Monday. The potential deal is said to be worth over $60 billion, which would see Disney take control of Fox's TV and film studios, and cable networks like FX, FXX, Nat Geo, regional sports networks, and more. Fox would keep its news and business assets, namely Fox News and Fox Business. The company would also retain the Fox broadcast network and Fox Spoerts.Should the sale happen, it could mean Disney gaining the film rights to X-Men and the Fantastic Four, two major Marvel properties that have been unable to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It would also give Disney a much bigger library to monetize when it comes to streaming.The company plans to launch its own streaming service in 2019 to compete with Netflix. With the Disney and Fox film and TV libraries to beef it up, the current king of streaming may not be able to keep up. It would also give Disney many more film franchises under its belt--Die Hard, Alien, and Avatar, just to name a few.Still, what's the likelihood of Disney making more R-rated Deadpool films, or an X-Men horror movie like the upcoming New Mutants? Additionally, Disney is already the biggest studio in Hollywood, thanks to the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, along with Pixar and a number of other assets. With 21st Century Fox also in its back pocket, Disney would be unrivaled by any other studio.Until an actual deal is announced, it's hard to tell what a potential sale would mean in the end. Given the reports and the size of the agreement being made, though, things are going to get very interesting very soon.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
A handful of new rewards are now available in the My Nintendo rewards catalog. Ahead of the holidays, Nintendo is offering discounts on some classic and recent installments in its marquee franchise, Super Mario.As usual, there are no discounts yet on any of Mario's Nintendo Switch titles, though there are some good savings on a few of the plumber's great 3DS and Wii U games. The most notable of the bunch is Wii U's Super Mario Maker; you can get a 40% discount on the level creator for 180 Gold points. Also available for Wii U owners is a 30% discount on Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (110 Gold points), as well as a 50% discount on the SNES classic Super Mario RPG (310 Platinum points).On 3DS, My Nintendo members can get 40% off of Mario Kart 7 (930 Platinum points) and 30% off of the handheld's first Mario RPG, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (50 Gold points). Both 3DS and Wii U owners can also get 50% off another Mario classic, Super Mario Bros. 3, for 200 Platinum points. Additionally, Wii U owners can redeem their points for full downloads of Mario Kart 8's two DLC packs; each one costs 60 Gold points.All of the aforementioned rewards will be available on My Nintendo until March 3, giving members plenty of time to pick them up. You can also still redeem their points for the latest batch of full 3DS and Wii U games, which include Toki Tori 3D, Retro City Rampage DX, XType Plus, and Tengami. Those rewards will only be available until January 27. You can find the full list of rewards on My Nintendo.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
The free PlayStation Plus games of December have been available for a while now, but starting today, subscribers get access to another freebie: The Smite PlayStation Plus pack on PS4. It comes with a whole bunch of items, including skins, voices, and announcers.The pack is available for free to PS Plus subscribers from today until January 9. It contains 31 skins, 20 Gods and Voice Packs, and the Khepri Announcer Pack. In other words, it's a big bundle of cool cosmetics and new playable characters.Smite is a free-to-play action-MOBA that's notable for the huge number of skins you can pick from, including outfits inspired by Pokemon, Donkey Kong, and Bob Ross. You can pick up Smite and the PS Plus pack for free here.The rest of the December PS Plus lineup is pretty great, too. Its highlight is Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition for PS4. You can also grab Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends, Forma 8, and Until Dawn: Rush of Blood for PS4, Xblaze: Lost Memories and Syberia Collection for PS3, and Wanted Corp for Vita. These games will be free to download until Tuesday, January 2.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
The holiday season is here, and that means that you might have some extra time to play games. If you're looking for something to occupy your vacation, GOG's a good place to start: its winter sale begins today, and you can also grab Grim Fandango Remastered for free right now.GOG is kicking off its big sale by giving away downloads of Grim Fandango Remastered. If you never played the original Grim Fandango when it released in 1998, it's well worth downloading the classic adventure game. It inspired and influenced a lot of game design that came after it, and the Remastered version does a good job of updating the game for modern audiences. You can get it for free until Thursday, December 14.To download the game, click the "Get for free" button on GOG's homepage. Users have been experiencing trouble claiming the game from the Grim Fandango game page, so for the moment, download it from the homepage.The storefront has also discounted a ton of great games, as well. Some of the highlights include The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for $20 (originally $50), Cuphead for $17 (originally $20), and Absolver for $15 (originally $30). You can see all of the sales here.GOG has gotten out ahead of other digital storefronts with its winter sale; we'll undoubtedly see Steam's holiday event coming out in the next week or two. According to recent reports, it's likely that Steam's sale will begin on December 21. Meanwhile, GOG will continue changing and updating its discounts until December 26.Some links to supporting retailers are automatically made into affiliate links, and GameSpot may receive a small share of those sales.Info from Gamespot.com
2017-12-13
If you never got around to playing Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, then you missed out on what I'd argue is the best Assassin's Creed game in the series. But today's a good day to try it out: It's now available for free on PC.Ubisoft is holding a promotion this month to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the launch of the first Assassin's Creed: it's giving away PC downloads of Black Flag. From now until December 18, you can get the game through Ubisoft's Uplay service. And once you claim the game, it's yours to keep.Although this year's entry in the series--Assassin's Creed Origins--is, by all accounts, a good game, Black Flag is still considered by many fans (and myself) a high-water mark of the franchise. Black Flag added a deep naval combat system, giving you a pirate ship and the ability to plunder privateers and other navies. It's well worth checking out, especially since it doesn't cost anything.Ubisoft also put out a standalone story expansion to Black Flag, called Freedom Cry. It's a great add-on that explores more about the life of Black Flag's side character, Adewale. If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber, you may have downloaded Freedom Cry for free on PS4 a few months ago--otherwise, you can buy it for $15 on PC through Steam or Uplay.Info from Gamespot.com
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