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The Predator Trailer

Opening September 7th!

Venom Trailer

Opening October 5th!

New Alita Battle Angel Trailer Revealed #AlitaBattleAngel
Nov 13, 2018 - 7:23 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Spider-Man gets a new story, new suits, and more Nov. 20th
Nov 13, 2018 - 7:10 AM - by Evil Avatar

Here at Insomniac Games, we’ve had a terrific time expanding our new and original Spider-Man story. We hope you enjoyed returning to the game recently, whether it was for New Game+ and Ultimate Difficulty, or to meet Black Cat in the first chapter of Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps – The Heist. And, of course, if you haven’t yet checked out Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, what are you waiting for?

With that said, we’re ready to give you a first look at the next chapter, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars.

As we hinted in Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist, Hammerhead is the main antagonist in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars. First appearing in the 1970s via the pages of Amazing Spider-Man comic book, Hammerhead — the organized crime boss known for his obsession with the mob’s glory years and a cranium surgically enhanced into a deadly weapon — has declared war against the other Dons of the Maggia, and are using equipment left by Sable International during its occupation of Marvel’s New York. Spider-Man and Yuri Watanabe will have to team up to put an end to the violence that has erupted in the streets of the city.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars features brand new story missions, bases, crimes, challenges, and trophies!

In addition, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars features three great new suits. We heard from many fans last May who were excited to see the new version of the Iron Spider suit in the game, but several wanted the classic Iron Spider Armor from the comics. With Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars, we’re glad to bring it to the game! Speaking of armor, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars will also have the Spider-Armor MK I to help round out your MK set in the game.

Finally, we have my favorite suit in this drop – the Spider-Clan Suit, which leaps directly out of the pages of the Marvel Mangaverse comic books. We know how much you love these animated-style suits — and we cannot wait to see what you do with this one in Photo Mode!

Marvel's Spider-Man: Turf Wars As with Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist – we have a brand new piece of art to share.? We once again worked with famed Marvel illustrator and suit designer Adi Granov on this new image. It’s been a pleasure to continue working with him to create amazing new art for the post-launch DLC. You’ll also notice it features Spider-Man in his Velocity Suit – which was designed by Adi and that you can unlock in Marvel’s Spider-Man (we know many of you have already!).

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars releases on November 20! It will be available for MSRP $9.99 USD, but of course, you can also purchase the entire Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps bundle for MSRP $24.99 USD, which includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Turf Wars, the previously released Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Heist chapter, as well as the upcoming Marvel’s Spider-Man: Silver Lining chapter.

Haven’t played Marvel’s Spider-Man yet but want to check out the game and its DLC? The Digital Deluxe is an especially good value, including the full-game and all three Marvel’s Spider-Man: The City That Never Sleeps chapters for MSRP $79.99 USD.

That’s all for now – as always you can keep up with all the latest by following Insomniac Games on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds for all the latest!
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Strategy Shooter Void Bastards Announced for Xbox One and PC
Nov 12, 2018 - 8:03 PM - by Evil Avatar

Void Bastards Overview

Forget everything you know about first-person shooters: Void Bastards asks you to take charge, not just point your gun and fire. Your task is to lead the rag-tag Void Bastards out of the Sargasso Nebula. You make the decisions: where to go, what to do and who to fight. And then you must carry out that strategy in the face of strange and terrible enemies.

On board derelict spaceships you’ll plan your mission, taking note of the ship layout, what hazards and enemies you might encounter and what terminals and other ship systems you can use to your advantage.

Move carefully through the dangerous ships, searching for supplies and manipulating control systems. React to what you find – will you detour to the generator to bring the power back online or will you fight your way into the security module to disable the ship’s defenses? Choose carefully when to fight, when to run and when just to be a bastard.

Use your hard won supplies to improvise tools and weapons, from the distracting robo-kitty to the horribly unstable clusterflak.

Navigate your tiny escape pod through the vast nebula. Flee from void whales and pirates, and politely avoid the hungry hermits. All the while you must keep scavenging for the food, fuel, and other resources that keep you alive.

Void Bastards features a 12 to 15 hour campaign that you can complete with an endless supply of prisoners, each with their own unique traits. When one dies, another steps forward to carry on the fight. Don’t worry though, as any crafting progress you’ve made is retained from one to another.
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC The Forge Trailer
Nov 12, 2018 - 7:42 PM - by Evil Avatar

Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLC 'The Forge' Overview

In “The Forge,” Lara must brave the lava-flooded Forge of the fallen gods to uncover the secrets of Kuwaq Yaku. Throughout her journey, Lara will uncover details about a friend’s ancient legacy, and overcome a danger long thought to be lost in flame. “The Forge” delivers a brand-new challenge tomb, playable in both solo and co-op. Players who complete the challenge tomb will be rewarded with the Grenadier skill, Brocken outfit, and Umbrage 3-80 weapon.

A completely new adventure, “The Forge” is the first of seven monthly downloadable content adventures available through the Season Pass, providing players with an abundance of new content, challenge tombs, co-op experiences, weapons and outfits, Score Attack and Time Attack modes, and additional narrative side missions.

Lara Croft has mastered an unforgiving jungle, explored vast landscapes filled with tombs, and battled Trinity for the fate of Humanity, all set against the backdrop of the Maya apocalypse. Yet even more adventures await in the hidden City of Paititi. New mysteries and challenges will arise, friendships and rivalries will deepen, and above all, new tombs will be discovered in a series of downloadable contents that expand the world of Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
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Forza Horizon 4 DLC Fortune Island Launches December 13th
Nov 12, 2018 - 7:41 PM - by Evil Avatar

Take a Trip to Fortune Island in Forza Horizon 4

Ben Thaker-Fell, Chief Designer of the Forza Horizon series, announced the first expansion for Forza Horizon 4, “Fortune Island”, which will release on Dec. 13 on Xbox and Windows 10 PCs. “Fortune Island” takes players on an all-new adventure in the remote northern reaches of the British Isles, where they will encounter extreme conditions including fierce lightning storms, perilous cliffside dirt roads, and sweeping paved mountain switchbacks under the mystical glow of the aurora borealis in search of hidden treasure.

Forza Horizon 4 players will also be able to drive all five of Ken Block’s high-powered, custom-built Ford vehicles from the upcoming GymkhanaTEN, the 10th installment of the award-winning, Gymkhana viral video franchise. These rides began rolling out in Forza Horizon 4 earlier this month for Car Pass members with the release of the 1977 Ford GymkhanaTEN, F-150 Hoonitruck and the 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A. Coming in November for all players are the 1965 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang V2 and the 2017 Ford Fiesta RS and arriving in December is the 2016 Ford GymkhanaTEN Focus RS RX.

Forza Horizon 4 “Fortune Island” will be available as part of the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle which provides players with two game expansions at a reduced cost of $34.99 . Owners of Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition and Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle will receive Fortune Island at no additional cost. Xbox Game Pass subscribers, who do not already own one of the bundles, are eligible for 10% off a bundle or 10% off an individual purchase of Fortune Island.
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of November 11th to November 17th
Nov 12, 2018 - 7:37 PM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of November 11th to November 17th, 2018.

Retail Games
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4, Xbox)
Fortnite Deep Freeze Bundle (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Fallout 76 (PS4, Xbox)
Battlefield V (PS4, Xbox)
Hitman 2 (PS4, Xbox)
The Golf Club 2019 (PS4, Xbox)
Trailblazers (PS4, Switch)
Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! (Switch)
Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee! (Switch)
Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Switch)
SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (Switch)
Super Mario Party Neon Green/Neon Yellow Joy-Con Bundle (Switch)

Movies & TV
The Meg
Mile 22
Olaf's Frozen Adventure
Star Trek: Discovery - Season One
DCU Justice League: Throne of Atlantis
Pixar Short Films Collection, Vol. 3
The Marine 6: Close Quarters
Preacher: Season Three
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie - Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Final Score
The Satanic Rites of Dracula
Basic Instinct 2 Special Edition
Perversion Story
The Crown: Season 2
Juliet, Naked
Twin Star Exorcists: Part Three
ReLIFE: Final Arc
Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings
A Story from Chikamatsu Criterion Collection
Drifters: The Complete Series
The Third Murder
Joker Game: The Complete Series

Box Office
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Instant Family

Nothing new for me this week, I will be playing Red Dead Redemption 2 for a while.
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Microsoft Acquires Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment
Nov 12, 2018 - 6:53 PM - by Evil Avatar

Obsidian and inXile Join Microsoft Studios

As part of our commitment to bringing a steady stream of new, exclusive games to our fans, I’m excited to announce Microsoft’s intent to acquire two new game development studios – Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment.

Obsidian Entertainment was founded in 2003 in Irvine, Calif. by industry veterans from Black Isle Studios, led by Feargus Urquhart. The studio quickly made a name for itself with the Xbox exclusive Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. Over the last fifteen years, they have delivered genre-defining RPGs to players on both console and PC through titles including Fallout: New Vegas, South Park: The Stick of Truth, and Pillars of Eternity.

inXile Entertainment is a team of industry veterans with decades of PC and RPG expertise. Led by Interplay founder Brian Fargo, inXile’s two development teams in Newport Beach, Calif. and New Orleans excel at creating vast worlds for players to explore with titles such as Wasteland 2, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Bard’s Tale IV and the upcoming Wasteland 3.

It was important for us to find studio partners who have strong creative visions, a mastery of their medium and are expert world-builders. Obsidian and inXile embody all of these qualities while also bringing expertise on the PC platform and a unique RPG focus to the table.

While they do share a common heritage, the two creative teams at Obsidian and inXile are very different. They will continue to operate autonomously with their unique talents, IP and expertise. As part of Microsoft Studios, Obsidian and inXile will have the support and freedom to fully realize their creative ambitions on both existing franchises and new RPG projects.

Together, the two new studios bolster Microsoft Studios to now include 13 distinct and diverse game development teams. We’re focused on implementing new Microsoft technologies, delivering content for new platforms and services like Xbox Game Pass, and creating exclusive games that turn players into loyal Xbox fans. We are committed to expanding the Microsoft Studios franchises players already love, and investing in new, exclusive content for every type of gamer.

It is a genuine pleasure to welcome Obsidian and inXile to the growing Microsoft Studios team and work with them to deliver bigger and more ambitious games for their fans. I’m excited to see the teams maximize their potential at Microsoft and can’t wait for what the future has in store.

Two more studios for Microsoft to gut and kill off. Other than Rare, every studio Microsoft has purchased has been destroyed and closed and Rare isn't much to look at these days.
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The Grinch Unwraps a Big Weekend at the Box Office
Nov 12, 2018 - 6:42 PM - by Evil Avatar

The Grinch brought in some early holiday cheer for the studio with a $66 million opening weekend, though he might not be smiling next weekend when Fantastic Beasts opens and steals his presents.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of November 9th to November 11th, 2018.
  1. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch $67,5/$67.5
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody $31.2/$100.3
  3. Overlord $10.2/$10.2
  4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms $10.0/$35.7
  5. A Star is Born $8.1/$178.1
  6. The Girl in the Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story $7.8/$7.8
  7. Nobody's Fool $6.6/$24.3
  8. Venom $4.9/$206.2
  9. Halloween $3.9/$156.9
  10. The Hate U Give $2.0/$26.6
  11. Smallfoot $1.5/$80.3
  12. Beautiful Boy $1.4/$5.2
I went on a solo mission to see Overlord, great film! You just can't go wrong with Nazi Zombies!
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Marvel's Stan Lee Series Comes to an End at Issue 95
Nov 12, 2018 - 1:49 PM - by vallor
Stan Lee has passed away at age 95.

From the Hollywood Reporter

Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere, has died. He was 95.

Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
I don't know what it was about Kirby and Lee's heroes I liked better than DC but they seemed more sticky to me. I'll miss his bit parts in the Marvel movies and now we'll never get to see what the next stage of evolution was in Big Hero 6! R.I.P. Funny Book Man.
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Pokemon Detective Pikachu Trailer Has Been Released
Nov 12, 2018 - 12:14 PM - by Chimpbot

The world of Pokémon comes to life!

The first-ever live-action Pokémon movie, “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular character in the first-ever live-action movie based on the iconic face of the global Pokémon brand—one of the world’s most popular, multi-generation entertainment properties and most successful media franchises of all time.

Fans everywhere can now experience Pikachu on the big screen as never before, as a talking detective Pikachu, a Pokémon like no other. The film also showcases a wide array of beloved Pokémon characters, each with its own unique abilities and personality.

The story begins when ace private eye Harry Goodman goes mysteriously missing, prompting his 21-year-old son Tim to find out what happened. Aiding in the investigation is Harry’s former Pokémon partner, Detective Pikachu: a hilariously wise-cracking, adorable super-sleuth who is a puzzlement even to himself. Finding that they are uniquely equipped to communicate with one another, Tim and Pikachu join forces on a thrilling adventure to unravel the tangled mystery. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City—a sprawling, modern metropolis where humans and Pokémon live side by side in a hyper-realistic live-action world—they encounter a diverse cast of Pokémon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could destroy this peaceful co-existence and threaten the whole Pokémon universe.

“POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” also stars Justice Smith (“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”) as Tim; Kathryn Newton (“Lady Bird,” TV’s “Big Little Lies”) as Lucy, a junior reporter following her first big story; and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (“Godzilla,” “The Last Samurai”) as Lt. Yoshida.

Directed by Rob Letterman (“Goosebumps,” “Monsters Vs. Aliens”), the “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” creative filmmaking team includes two-time Oscar nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Nigel Phelps (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Lies”) and Oscar-winning editor Mark Sanger (“Gravity”). Visual effects are by Moving Picture Company (“Wonder Woman”) and Framestore (“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”).
POKÉMON Detective Pikachu is set for release on Friday, May 10, 2019.

This...actually looks kinda awesome, certainly far better than it has any right to be. I'm sold, I think.
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Nov 11, 2018 - 8:17 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's week 10. The Vikings are off this week, so I'll catch the Packers taking on the Fish.

What game(s) will you be watching today?
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Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Aces at War Bundle Announced
Nov 10, 2018 - 9:38 PM - by Evil Avatar

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Takes Flight Exclusively on the Bandai Namco Entertainment America Official Store

The Ace Combat franchise has always delivered the quintessential aerial combat experience. From the sounds of its iconic radio chatter, its epic storyline, to giant aerial boss fights, Ace Combat has made countless gamers’ fighter pilot fantasies come true and Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown will take those fantasies to new heights with the best graphics, highest-tension drama, and most visceral action ever presented in an ACE Combat game.

Ace Combat players and fans looking for more Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown goodness will want to reserve their copy of the Ace Combat 7: Aces at War Bundle which will be produced in limited quantities and offered exclusively on the Bandai Namco Entertainment America Official Store (PlayStation 4, Xbox One). The Ace Combat 7: Aces at War Bundle will include the game, a special SteelBook case, and a 150-page Aces at War: A History 2019 art book containing exclusive illustrations, interviews, and four short stories written by Japanese writer-director Sunao Katabuchi. Players can check out the goods for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the Aces at War Bundle at the following links:

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is preparing for take-off in the Americas on January 18, 2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown for PCs via Steam will launch on February 1, 2019.
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Battlefield V Launch Trailer & 4K Gameplay
Nov 10, 2018 - 9:35 PM - by Evil Avatar

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4K Screenshots at PC Master Race.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Nov 09, 2018 - 10:38 AM - by Jetherik

The lull before the storm of the holiday season. And a 3 day weekend to boot. Thank you to all the vets out there for your service. What are you playing this weekend?
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PlayStation 4 / PS4 Games - 8 HIDDEN GEMS
Nov 09, 2018 - 9:34 AM - by Metal Jesus

I show a mix of survival horror, retro 2D platformers, rogue-like FPS, god sims, arcade racing, adventure and more!
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Activision says that Destiny 2: Forsaken Under-Performed
Nov 09, 2018 - 8:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

Destiny 2: Forsaken is a dramatic improvement on the base game in just about every way: It's "the second wind Destiny 2 needed," Austin said in his high-scoring review, with "expanded RPG elements and quality of life changes" that make it more compelling and less frustrating. Nonetheless, Activision said in its third quarter earning calls today that it is "not performing as well as we'd like."

"Forsaken is a high quality expansion of content into the universe, honestly some of the highest quality content we've seen in the franchise to date," Activision COO Coddy Johnson said during the call. "And it really came out of Activision and Bungie working together to address community concerns post-Destiny 2 holistically—talking to players ... it needed a fundamental review of how to offer deeper endgame, greater powers, greater rewards, and engage players."
PC Gamer.
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Final Fantasy XV Episodes Noctis, Aranea, Lunafreya Canceled
Nov 08, 2018 - 7:51 PM - by Evil Avatar

Square Enix Official Announcement

The Final Fantasy XV development team had been planning to release four new DLCs, together titled “The Dawn of the Future,” in spring 2019. This refers to Episode Ardyn, Episode Aranea, Episode Lunafreya, and Episode Noctis. That said, the company has made an important directional change, and the decision has been made to re-examine these projects, concluding that production will be cancelled for Episode Aranea, Episode Lunafreya, and Episode Noctis, three out of the four DLCs planned. We are still developing Episode Ardyn, which continues to aim for a March 2019 release. I believe many fans have been eager to play these episodes, and the entire development team is regretful that we are unable to meet everyone’s expectations.

Allow me to provide additional insight into what we mean by a directional change for the company. A new company called Luminous Productions was formed, centered around the staff who had previously been developing the main game as part of Business Division 2, and the have continued to work on the project since. The main purpose of establishing Luminous Productions was to create a studio that can deliver a completely new AAA title to the global market. And due to this directional change, the company has decided to focus our resources on the development of this AAA title. This resulted in the decision to cancel the production of three out of the four DLCs originally planned and introduced.

Although this is extremely regretful, we hope everyone will continue to look forward to Episode Ardyn, which is still being developed in earnest. As for the new title currently in the works at Luminous Productions, we wish everyone will hold high hopes for our upcoming title as well.
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The Evil Avatar Red Dead Redemption II Review
Nov 07, 2018 - 7:45 PM - by Evil Avatar

With election day and the post-BlizzCon lul slowing down the gaming news, we wanted writer Aaron Birch to step up to the bar and bring us another review, today covering Rockstar's latest (and greatest) Red Dead Redemption II.

A pair of six-shooters beats a pair of sixes.

Even in a market that's saturated with open world games, with the likes of Ubisoft turning all of its franchises into sandboxes, and many other publishers following suit, Rockstar Games is known for its ability to create the best open worlds around (well, maybe aside from the Witcher 3). Even though it's now over five years old, GTAV still commands constant sales and has one of the most impressive open worlds ever conceived, and with Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar has once again produced another work of art in open gaming.
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Path of Exile Announced for PS4
Nov 06, 2018 - 8:43 AM - by Evil Avatar

Grinding Gear Games Announces Path of Exile for PlayStation 4

Grinding Gear Games announced today that they will bring their award-winning RPG, Path of Exile, to the PlayStation®4 system in December 2018.

Path of Exile will be completely free-to-play (and of course, never pay to win; your success in the game is dependent on the depth of your skill, not your wallet). The premiere of Path of Exile on the PlayStation 4 will also include Grinding Gear's largest expansion of 2018, also planned for release on other systems in December 2018.

Path of Exile continues to be one of the largest online Action RPGs with continual, massive audience growth. Successful launches on the Xbox One and in China have more than doubled the Path of Exile player community since August 2017, with over 3.5 million players having played the game's 2017 expansion, Path of Exile: The Fall of Oriath. The Fall of Oriath was named one of the Top 50 Games of 2017 by Game Informer Magazine, as well as the top "Game as a Service" (an established title receiving outstanding updates and continued support).

Path of Exile Key Features Include:

• Download and play for free, but never pay-to-win

• A dark and deep action RPG

• Unlimited character combinations with the game's gigantic skill tree

• Combine skill gems to create unique combat strategies

• Explore a dark and gritty world rendered from a fixed 3D perspective

• Explore randomly generated levels for nearly infinite replayability

• Craft weapons, magic items and even end-game maps to become more powerful

• Cooperate or compete with thousands of other Exiles in a persistent online world

• Ascend online ladders in every game mode

Path of Exile was released in October 2013 to critical acclaim including winning GameSpot's PC Game of the Year award. Since its launch, Path of Exile has become a global community of over 20 million players including localized versions in English, German, French, Spanish, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Russian, Thai and Brazilian Portuguese.
But... you have a phone, right?
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Blizzard Announces first Original Heroes of the Storm Character
Nov 05, 2018 - 8:59 AM - by Evil Avatar

An all-new hero, “born entirely in the Nexus,” according to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack, is the next to join Heroes of the Storm. Orphea, introduced at BlizzCon 2018, is the 83rd character to join the lineup since the game launched in 2015.

Orphea is the daughter of the Raven Lord, hence her moniker, Heir of Raven Court. “Rejecting the dark power her father had begun to consort with, Orphea tried to run away from the Raven Lord’s influence,” says her official bio. “But after witnessing King’s Crest fall to his machinations, she was convinced she needed to stand and fight. She now vows to protect the innocent — as a Hero of the Nexus.”

Orphea will also have a “Slacker Orphea” alternate skin, shown here with a mop-slinging janitor Leoric in what may be teasing a future event. The video also shows off gameplay of Orphea in action.


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Fortnite Teams Up with the NFL #Fortnite
Nov 05, 2018 - 8:32 AM - by Evil Avatar

Hey Fortnite friends,

We're excited to announce that Fortnite and the NFL are teaming up for the ultimate football face-off. Starting November 9 at 7PM ET you'll be able to purchase NFL themed Outfits from the Fortnite Item Shop.

Each Outfit can be swapped to any of the thirty-two NFL teams, plus an additional unique Fortnite team. You'll also be able to choose any number from 0-99 to place on your jersey to complete the official NFL look.

We couldn't be more excited to cross the NFL and Fortnite worlds!
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The Evil Avatar Black Ops 4 Review
Nov 05, 2018 - 8:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

It's review week here at Evil Avatar, with reviewer Aaron Birch pulling out all the stops to take a look at all the new releases for the last few weeks. First out of the gate is his review of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII.

Black Ops 4 is the next iteration, and one that's come with quite the bit of controversy, long before release, doing away, as it has with the traditional single player campaign. Instead, Treyarch has produced a multiplayer-only edition of Call of Duty, and it's also dipped its toe into the current fad of Battle Royales with its new Blackout mode. Was the gamble of ditching multiplayer and jumping on the Battle Royale bandwagon worth it?

Black Ops 4 isn't a single game, no matter how Treyarch try to package it. What we have here is three distinctly different games, and a single player training mode.
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Bohemian Rhapsody Overcomes Lackluster Reviews to Top Box Office
Nov 05, 2018 - 6:47 AM - by Evil Avatar

Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, about Mercury’s rise to fame as the lead singer of Queen, opened this weekend to an estimated $50 million in domestic ticket sales.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of November 2nd to November 4th.
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody $50.0/$50.0
  2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms $20.0/$20.0
  3. Nobody's Fool $14.0/$14.0
  4. A Star is Born $11.1/$165.6
  5. Halloween $11.0/$150.4
  6. Venom $7.8/$198.6
  7. Smallfoot $3.8/$77.4
  8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $3.7/$43.8
  9. Hunter Killer $3.5/$12.9
  10. The Hate U Give $3.4/$23.4
  11. First Man $2.2/$42.0
  12. Night School $2.0/$74.4
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Destiny 2 for PC Free Until November 18th
Nov 05, 2018 - 6:22 AM - by Evil Avatar

After Record-Breaking PC Launch in 2017, PC Community to Receive Destiny 2 Free

Destiny 2 has attracted legions of dedicated fans and has been enjoyed by millions of gamers around the world since launching in 2017. Now, that fanbase is set to grow as new Guardians will be able to enter the world of Destiny 2 for free in November. To celebrate an entire year on PC, Bungie and Activision, in collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, announce that from November 2nd to November 18th everyone on Blizzard’s Battle.net gaming platform who has not already purchased Destiny 2—or any new members joining Battle.net—will have the opportunity to claim the game as a free gift.

Destiny 2 will be available on the Battle.net app to claim for free for a little more than two weeks in November, and players will have the opportunity to download the game once they’ve claimed it. New Battle.net accounts created after 19:00 BST on November 2, 2018, will be required to enable Blizzard SMS Protect before claiming their game license. Destiny 2 is redeemable from account.blizzard.com/gifts.

Existing players of Destiny 2 PC will receive an exclusive emblem not available anywhere else, which becomes available in December, to commemorate the first anniversary of being on Battle.net. Additionally, new Guardians will have the opportunity to try out Destiny 2: Forsaken’s new mode “Gambit,” from November 9th through 11th 2018, during the Gambit Free Weekend. Gambit is a 4v4 hybrid activity included with Destiny 2: Forsaken. More details are available at DestinyTheGame.com/Battlenet.

“We know Destiny players that want to play on PC expect an amazing experience, whether it’s on their own or with their friends - so, our paramount concern was to keep the discerning requirements of the PC community in mind, and welcoming the Battle.net and Bungie PC communities together,” said Steve Cotton, game director for Destiny 2: Forsaken at Bungie. He added, “With this gift we look forward to seeing new Guardians in our universe.”

The genre-defining Destiny franchise has received global acclaim since its release in 2014, followed by a record-breaking Destiny 2’s PC launch in 2017, the largest PC launch in Activision Publishing history based on units. Developed by Bungie, and brought to PC in partnership with Vicarious Visions, Destiny 2 delivers a native PC experience with PC-specific features such as: 4K resolution support, uncapped frame rate, full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable field of view, a detailed PC settings screen, 21:9 and triple monitor support, and HDR. In the story of Destiny 2, the last city on Earth has fallen and lies in ruins. Players must master new abilities and weapons to reunite the city's forces, stand together and fight back to reclaim their home.

Destiny 2 PC is playable on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Minimum system requirements for the PC game are an Intel Core i3-3250, Intel Pentium G4560, or an AMD FX-4350, along with a GeForce GTX 660 2GB, GTX 1050 2GB, or Radeon HD 7850. Additionally, 6GB of RAM, and 104GB of HDD space and internet connection are required.

For more game information, visit DestinyTheGame.com.
Fantastic deal. Jump on this if you have the Blizzard launcher installed. It's a great game with all the expansions. I still play now and then.
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Blizzard Entertainment Unveils Mobile MMO Action-RPG Diablo Immortal
Nov 05, 2018 - 6:17 AM - by Evil Avatar

Blizzard Entertainment Unveils Mobile MMO Action-RPG Diablo Immortal

Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled the next game in the storied Diablo franchise, Diablo Immortal, a mobile massively multiplayer online action–role-playing game for Android and iOS devices. For the first time ever, Diablo players will be able to answer the call to battle on their phones.

Six iconic and highly customisable Diablo character classes will be available in Diablo Immortal—Barbarian, Crusader, Demon Hunter, Monk, Necromancer, and Wizard—each with new powers and abilities, with more playable classes planned for future updates. Designed to be a living, breathing, and constantly evolving experience, Diablo Immortal will regularly introduce new storylines, new playable character classes, new loot, and all-new challenges—which you can face side-by-side with your friends . . . or foolishly choose to confront on your own.

Players will have many opportunities to meet and socialize with other demon slayers while wandering the wilds of Sanctuary, or while conducting less-dangerous business—like upgrading gear, crafting items, or forming groups before setting off on their next adventure—in the city of Westmarch, Diablo Immortal’s sprawling central hub.

In their quest to cleanse Sanctuary, players will embark on all manner of thrilling expeditions, including taking part in dynamic events across unique public zones, and hacking and slashing their way through instanced dungeons. From the peaceful town of Wortham to the ancient Library of Zoltun Kulle to the suffocating jungle island of Bilefen, players will explore familiar vistas and until-now undiscovered corners of Sanctuary.

Diablo Immortal is a collaboration between Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase Games, who in addition to having developed some of the most successful mobile games in history, have been a longtime partner of Blizzard in China.

‘Diablo Immortal takes the series’ dark, gothic fantasy world of Sanctuary and inimitable Diablo gameplay, and puts it in your pocket,’ said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. ‘With their incredible passion for Diablo and proven mobile expertise, the development team has spawned an ultra-responsive and breathtakingly beautiful mobile game, and we can’t wait for players to get their hands on it.’

The transition from mouse-and-keyboard or controller to mobile touchscreen device was designed to feel completely natural, intuitive, and fun in Diablo Immortal. Directional controls make it easy to move heroes around the world, and activating a skill is as easy as holding a thumb down on a skill to aim, then releasing it to unleash hell on your foes. And reinforcements are always only a tap away thanks to the native Blizzard Battle.net UI designed specifically for Diablo Immortal, which allows you to chat and form groups with ease in the middle of the most frantic battle.

This new chapter of the blockbuster Diablo saga takes place between the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction and the beginning of Diablo III. Leading the invasion of Sanctuary is the demon known as Skarn, Herald of Terror—Diablo’s most powerful lieutenant—who now rallies a new demonic army. Skarn intends to gather the fragments of the corrupted Worldstone and use them to resurrect Diablo.

Those eager to join the fight are encouraged to visit diabloimmortal.com to pre-register for special rewards and be among the first to experience Diablo Immortal. Pre-registered players are eligible to participate in future beta tests and earn in-game rewards, as well as receive news and updates.
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Overwatch Adds New Hero Ashe #Overwatch
Nov 05, 2018 - 6:09 AM - by Evil Avatar

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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Nov 04, 2018 - 9:24 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's week 9. The central division is a cluster. That said I'm watching the Vikings, and Lions today.

What game(s) will you be watching today?
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Blizzard Announced New Diablo Game to Mostly Silence and Light Boos
Nov 03, 2018 - 11:45 AM - by magicka

Diablo: Immortal, for iOS and Android devices, is being made by NetEase, a Chinese company licensed to operate several Blizzard games in that country. NetEase also made Crusaders of Light, a mobile game that launched in the summer of 2017. Diablo: Immortal bears so much resemblance to Crusaders of Light that many fans are calling the new game a reskin.
News source: https://www.polygon.com/mobile/2018/...t-free-to-play

Official game trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtSmAwpVHsA
8.2k thumbs up and 249k thumbs down at the moment. Numerous claims of top posts deleted and video repost to remove thumb downs.

Blizzcon announcement footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZoaec37uaI
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Blizzard has Announced Warcraft III Reforged
Nov 02, 2018 - 9:25 PM - by Evil Avatar

BlizzCon is underway and one of the first announcements is that Warcraft III Reforged is coming out in December.

After this morning's announcement, our folks at BlizzCon learned a little more about the Warcraft 3 remaster that's coming next year. For one thing, Warcraft 3: Reforged will include Reign of Chaos, as well as the expansion, The Frozen Throne—so it's a complete edition of the game. And it isn't just a graphical upgrade, as at least some of the campaign maps are being modified.

"When you get a chance to take a look at The Culling of Stratholme, you'll see we've pretty heavily modified the map," QA test lead Nicholas Louie told PC Gamer at BlizzCon today. "The map layout is entirely different from the way it originally looked in Warcraft 3. We thought it was important for this important story beat, for both the overall story as well as for Arthas, as he starts down his fall as a paladin and down the path of becoming a Lich King, that we bring parity to what people are familiar with, where Warcraft is today, World of Warcraft specifically. So when you get a chance to look at the map, you'll notice that it looks like the Stratholm map in World of Warcraft."

The VO is all being re-recorded, and the cutscenes are also being redone. And when it comes to multiplayer, they aren't quite going the StarCraft 2 route, where very little was changed for the remaster. While the strategy is still "don't break the game," said designer Michael Scipione, the team would "like to see some changes." That's already been happening: working with esports players and other community members, Blizzard has been updating the original game with balance tweaks.

There's a reason the original game is getting those updates: owners of Warcraft 3: Reforged will be able to play against owners of the original Warcraft 3.
PC Gamer.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Nov 02, 2018 - 10:41 AM - by Jetherik

Weather is nice in Phoenix, but that is still no excuse not to play games. What are you playing?
12 Replies | 1,420 Views
PC GAMER Demo Discs - PC gaming in the 90s
Nov 02, 2018 - 8:13 AM - by Metal Jesus
These demo discs were more than just a compilation of game demos, but they were an actual experience!

PC Gamer magazine really took the time to make each one special and an experience. Plus...Coconut Monkey!!
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Diablo Loot Goblin amiibo Officially Announced
Nov 01, 2018 - 8:11 PM - by Evil Avatar

Where there are goblins, there is treasure to be found! Summon your own portal to untold riches with the exclusive #DiabloSwitch Loot Goblin amiibo – available Dec 2018!
Diablo Twitter Feed.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Direct 11.1.2018
Nov 01, 2018 - 8:07 PM - by Evil Avatar

Check out the final Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct before the game's launch featuring exciting new game info delivered by director Masahiro Sakurai.
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The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan Ghost Ship Trailer
Oct 31, 2018 - 8:32 PM - by Evil Avatar

Embark on a Troublesome Journey With the Mysterious Curator in The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe has released a Halloween trailer for the upcoming horror game Man of Medan, revealing the enigmatic and mysterious character of the Curator.

The Curator, an omniscient voyeur of our protagonists’ progress and choices, will be played by British actor Pip Torrens (The Crown and Preacher). He joins the previously revealed all-star cast of Man of Medan, which includes Shawn Ashmore (X-Men) as Conrad. Although, unlike the ever changing cast of each story in the anthology, the Curator will be an ever-present part of each chilling experience.

The Curator is a figure beyond time, chronicling stories of both life and death in his own private compendium as part of a vast repository, containing every story ever told. He’s been doing it for thousands of years, he supposes, but he can’t remember when he started, or whether there was ever a beginning to what he does.

But now, for reasons that he can’t quite understand, he’s been given the opportunity to talk to somebody. To you, The Player.

He knows that there are ‘rules’ with being an observer. He’s not supposed to interfere, but he’s excited, and can get a little carried away. He has seen things that the player has probably missed. Important things. But he’s not permitted to tell them what these things are, not directly that is. So, he drops hints where he feels he can, in the hope that the player will recognise his brilliance in hindsight. But don’t expect him to be straightforward. His hints can be somewhat ambiguous and cryptic.

“We were absolutely thrilled by the response to the announcement of The Dark Pictures in August, and we’re delighted to introduce an important character today that will be present throughout The Dark Pictures Anthology, The Curator.” said Pete Samuels, Executive Producer for The Dark Pictures Anthology, at Supermassive Games. “Voiced by Pip Torrens, you’ll see him for the very first time in our Man of Medan Halloween Trailer and he acts as a guide for the players to navigate their stories.”

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe also confirms that Man of Medan will be voiced in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.

The Dark Pictures is a series of stand-alone, cinematic horror games, designed to present a new, terrifying experience on a regular basis. Each game is unconnected and will feature a brand new story, setting, and a new cast of characters. In the first story, Man of Medan, four young Americans set sail on a holiday diving trip, to find a rumored WWII wreck. As the day unfolds, and as a storm rolls in, their trip soon turns into something much more sinister. Who will live? Who will die?

The Dark Pictures: Man Of Medan will launch in 2019 in both boxed and digital editions for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC.
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PlayStation Plus Games for November 2018 Confirmed
Oct 31, 2018 - 8:14 PM - by Evil Avatar

PlayStation Plus: Free Games for November 2018

Happy Halloween everyone! We wanted to share with you the full line up for November.

First up, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition. Get the definitive Bulletstorm experience, which includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons plus brand-new exclusive content! Play as Grayson Hunt, who crash lands on an abandoned resort planet. You have two choices: survival or revenge. This game is over the top fun at its best.

Next up, Yakuza Kiwami. Get reintroduced to the Dragon of Dojima, Kazuma Kiryu. Become the up-and-coming yakuza who takes the fall for the murder of a crime boss, only to emerge from prison ten years later to a changed world. This game has been visually enhanced for 4K, and retains all of the great action role-playing.

This month’s PS Plus lineup also includes:

• Jackbox Party Pack 2, PS3

• Arkedo Series, PS3

• Burly Men At Sea, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)

• Roundabout, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)

Also, a friendly reminder for fans of H1Z1, we have the PlayStation Plus Blueshift Pack. This pack is perfect for players of any skill level. It includes the Blue AR-15 schematic, Pro Gamer Hoodie, and Marine Blue Offroader – all free for PS Plus members. Get the pack now, this offer ends November 13.

And that’s it! See you next month!
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Henry Cavill Cosplay's as Mortal Kombat's Raiden
Oct 31, 2018 - 9:48 AM - by Evil Avatar

Netflix has released their first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in the Witcher TV series... the results look more like Raiden from the Mortal Kombat movie or an old dude cosplaying as Legolas.
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MediEvil Remastered – Announce Trailer
Oct 31, 2018 - 8:14 AM - by Evil Avatar

Completely remade from the grave up!

MediEvil follows the story of Sir Dan, an unlikely champion who met an unfortunate end on the field of battle. He receives a chance at redemption when his nemesis, the evil sorcerer Lord Zarok, accidentally resurrects him 100 years after that fateful day. Lord Zarok seeks to conquer the Kingdom of Gallowmere, and only the skeletal Sir Dan stands between Zarok’s army of the undead and the kingdom he swore to protect.
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Hitman 2 - Hitman Perfected Trailer
Oct 30, 2018 - 8:25 PM - by Evil Avatar

Six diverse locations, new multiplayer modes, tons of gameplay upgrades, and so much more. This is HITMAN perfected. Welcome to Hitman 2.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct Set for November 1st
Oct 30, 2018 - 8:07 PM - by Evil Avatar

Tune in 11/1 for roughly 40 minutes of new information in the final Super #SmashBrosUltimate #NintendoDirect before the game’s release, hosted by Director Masahiro Sakurai! The Direct will be followed by a post-show Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation.
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New Games with Gold for November 2018
Oct 30, 2018 - 8:03 PM - by Evil Avatar

Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In November on Xbox One, engage your enemies in the critically acclaimed shooter Battlefield 1, then test your nerves and dexterity in Race the Sun. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, relive the game that started it all in Assassin’s Creed, and rescue the soul of your beloved in Dante’s Inferno.

All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!

Battlefield 1 ($39.99): Available November 1 to 30 on Xbox One

Race the Sun ($9.99): Available November 16 to December 15 on Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed ($19.99): Available November 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

Dante’s Inferno ($14.99): Available November 16 to 30 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
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The Elder Scrolls Online: Murkmire DLC Trailer
Oct 30, 2018 - 8:02 AM - by Evil Avatar

Delve into the treacherous swamps and jungles in Murkmire, The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest DLC game pack, as you explore Argonia and discover a hidden world as dangerous as it is beautiful. Investigate Murkmire's long-forgotten past and help an Imperial scholar recover a mysterious and powerful relic. Brave the challenges of Blackrose Prison, a new 4-player arena, and test your might.

The Murkmire DLC will be available on PS4 on November 6. This new adventure will be free with an ESO Plus membership or available for purchase from the in-game Crown Store.
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Pure Evil - Red Dead Weekend
Oct 29, 2018 - 8:24 PM - by Evil Avatar

While I resisted the temptation to skip work on Thursday night and stay home and play Red Dead Redemption 2 all night, I did tuck in for the weekend and played pretty much non-stop on Friday night and Saturday and pulled an all-night gaming session on Saturday night. (My first since the launch of Destiny.)

I'm enjoying the game, but I got stuck fast. You can't get into the mission where you rescue Javier without a horde of lawmen coming down on you and I assumed (incorrectly) that I must have missed some other secondary mission and spent most of the night on Saturday wandering around doing side missions and dodging bounty hunters.

Bounty Hunters are a big issue. Once you have a bounty, sooner or later they are going to show up and screw up whatever mission you are working on. I guess the lesson Rockstar is trying to teach us here is that being an Outlaw doesn't pay off, but in a game where you are part of an outlaw gang... that seems like an odd choice. Your bounty never much mattered in Red Dead Redemption, here it is the difference between enjoying the game and spending most of the game dead. I had stalked a legendary creature for 10 minutes, only to get it in my sights and have the Bounty Hunters show up and chase it off. Frustrating.

Another odd choice is your hat. Anyone else notice that every time you get in a gunfight or you die that you lose your hat? And since the only way to get your hat back is to go all the way back to camp, I'm always killing random strangers just to take their hat. Perhaps that's just me. I'm a hat person.

Finally, in a bit of a humorous side-story, when I was doing one of the side missions where you collect debts, I also stole the horse from the guy in the house. He's yelling "Not my horse too!" as I rode off. Little did I know I was going to be stuck with this ugly gray Hungarian half-breed for the rest of the game. That's right, every time I get another horse, it gets shot and killed by bounty hunters and what horse does the game go back to after that? The ugly gray Hungarian half-breed. LOL. I guess it's just fate. Me and that ugly horse are now a pair.

What was your Red Dead weekend like?
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Mermaid Transformation takes a Lovecraftian turn in the Blue My Mind Trailer
Oct 29, 2018 - 8:12 PM - by Evil Avatar

There’s something frighteningly fishy going on in Lisa Brühlmann’s shocking debut feature Blue My Mind, in theaters and On Demand this November.
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Fallout 76 Official Live Action Trailer
Oct 29, 2018 - 8:10 PM - by Evil Avatar

The Appalachian Wasteland comes alive in the official live action trailer for Fallout 76 - available worldwide on November 14th.
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Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 28th to November 3rd
Oct 29, 2018 - 9:25 AM - by Evil Avatar

Game & Movie Releases for the week of October 28th to November 3rd, 2018.

Retail Games
Kingdom Hearts The Story So Far (PS4)
Call of Cthulhu (PS4, Xbox)
Death Mark (PS4, Vita, Switch)
8 To Glory (PS4, Xbox)
Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition (PS4, Xbox, Switch)
Flashback (PS4, Switch)
Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Switch)
LEGO Harry Potter: Collection (Switch)
Yomawari: The Long Night Collection Limited Edition (Switch)
The Escapists 2 (Switch)
Gal Metal: World Tour Edition (Switch)
America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy! (Switch)
Sports Party (Switch)
Hasbro Game Night (Switch)

Movies & TV
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Death of a Nation
Slender Man
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies
The Darkest Minds
The Matrix Trilogy 4K
The Princess Bride Criterion Collection
Our House
Dagashi Kashi 2: Season Two
12 Monkeys
Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis
Taboo Tattoo: The Complete Series
First Love Monster: The Complete Series

Box Office
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Bohemian Rhapsody
Nobody's Fool

Was your weekend as Red Dead as mine?
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No Man's Sky - The Abyss Trailer
Oct 29, 2018 - 8:40 AM - by Evil Avatar

No Man's Sky Submerges Players in Aquatic Exploration with 'The Abbys' Update for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

A new free update, “The Abyss,” is now available to all No Man’s Sky players on Steam for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “The Abyss” is the first major content update since indie United Kingdom developer Hello Games released No Man’s Sky NEXT earlier this year and introduces players to aquatic environments with over five times more variety, new submersible vehicles, improved underwater visuals and much more.

Aquatic Missions and Narrative: A new story, The Dreams of the Deep, brings a new context to the depths and a dark narrative to No Man’s Sky. Players are invited to discover the fate of a troubled crew stranded from a freighter crash by the rising tides or explore underwater ruins to uncover the tale of a lost soul trapped deep beneath the waves.

Submarine Vehicle: Master the depths of planets using a new Exocraft, the Nautilon. This submersible vehicle gives new meaning to underwater navigation, combat and mining – and can be summoned to any ocean on the planet, as well as docked at underwater buildings. Players can upgrade the submersible with installable Submarine Technology and customise the Nautilon to stand out from their fellow explorers.

Submersible Building Modules: More than a dozen new base parts have been added to unlock more creative possibilities underwater. Players can construct the new Marine Shelter for brief respite from the oceanic pressure, and use its protection to reach new depths. New glass corridors, viewing bays and multi-storey submersible view domes provide travellers the perfect view of the surrounding ocean. Players can now bring their aquatic life into a habitat with a decorative indoor aquarium.

Flora and Fauna: The variety and visual quality of underwater biomes has been greatly improved. Players can now experience rare exotic aquatic biomes as they explore new depths. Underwater creatures have become more frequent, and more interesting. Aquatic life inhabits the full depth of the ocean, and unique terrifying creatures can be encountered on the ocean floor.

Sunken Wrecks and Ancient Treasures: Investigate sunken ruins and find ancient treasures or dive to submerged buildings to find remnants of their lost occupants. Discover and scavenge lost cargo from gigantic freighter wrecks. Use the terrain manipulator to excavate treasures buried in the nearby ocean floor. Find and repair rare crashed star ships to restore them from the seabed to the skies.
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PlayStation Classic's full list of 20 games includes GTA & Metal Gear Solid
Oct 29, 2018 - 8:34 AM - by Evil Avatar

Announcing PlayStation Classic’s Full Lineup of 20 Games

For all of us at PlayStation, it was so exciting to see the positive response from the community to last month’s PlayStation Classic announcement. Today we are happy to reveal the entire lineup of the 20 games that come pre-loaded on the console when it launches in the U.S. and Canada on December 3.

We previously highlighted five fan-favorites – Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3, and Wild Arms. Here’s the full list of titles that fans can now look forward to playing:

• Battle Arena Toshinden
• Cool Boarders 2
• Destruction Derby
• Final Fantasy VII
• Grand Theft Auto
• Intelligent Qube
• Jumping Flash
• Metal Gear Solid
• Mr Driller
• Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
• Rayman
• Resident Evil Director’s Cut
• Revelations: Persona
• Ridge Racer Type 4
• Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
• Syphon Filter
• Tekken 3
• Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
• Twisted Metal
• Wild Arms

PlayStation Classic offers these 20 amazing games, two controllers, and many hours of fun. If you haven’t pre-ordered already, visit PlayStation.com for availability in your region.

Enough goodies to make you take the plunge? Unlike the Atari 2600 flashback systems, I don't think I would play enough of these to make it worth the $99.
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Halloween takes a Second Stab at the #1 Weekend Box Office
Oct 29, 2018 - 8:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

Halloween scared up another weekend win at the top of the Box Office chart with a $32 million domestic take.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the week of October 26th to October 28th, 2018.
  1. Halloween $32.0/$126.6
  2. A Star is Born $14.1/$148.7
  3. Venom $10.8/$187.2
  4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween $7.5/$38.3
  5. Hunter Killer $6.6/$6.6
  6. The Hate U Give $5.1/$18.3
  7. First Man $4.9/$37.8
  8. Smallfoot $4.7/$72.5
  9. Night School $3.2/$71.4
  10. Mid90s $3.0/$3.3
  11. The Old Man & the Gun $1.8/$7.2
  12. Johnny English Strikes Again $1.6/$1.6

Halloween, Venom and A Star is Born turned this year into the highest grossing October of all time, with a whopping $786 million, with three more days to go. Of those three, Venom was the biggest winner.
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Weekend Gamer: What did you play?
Oct 28, 2018 - 6:02 PM - by Jetherik

After a busy weekend of work... so, what did you play this weekend?
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Oct 28, 2018 - 10:31 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's week 8. I'll be taking a small break from Red Dead 2 to catch the Vikings take on the Saints.

What game(s) will you be watching today?
6 Replies | 1,173 Views
Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Oct 27, 2018 - 10:01 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

I've been listening to western soundtracks this week in anticipation of Red Dead 2.

It's the weekend; what are you listening to?
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For Honor - Return Of The Otherworld Halloween Event
Oct 26, 2018 - 6:04 PM - by Evil Avatar

The blood moon rises over For Honor in the Return of the Otherworld! Skeletons are once again marching on the battlefield, will you be there to feast upon the undead hordes with the rest of the beasts of Halloween? Return of the Otherworld is a limited-time Halloween event from 10/25 - 11/8. Enjoy new enemies, a new mode, new loot and more.
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Our PORTLAND RETRO GAMING EXPO Experience - Behind the Scenes, Parties & Highlights
Oct 26, 2018 - 10:29 AM - by Metal Jesus

Three days in Oregon at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo Oct 19th-21st 2018.

Did anybody happen to catch the Intellivision Amico announcement? What did you think?
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Red Dead Redemption 2: PS4/PS4 Pro vs Xbox One/Xbox One X - Every Console Tested!
Oct 25, 2018 - 2:36 PM - by Metal Jesus

Congrats Microsoft: Looks like the XBOX One X is the clear winner!
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Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 Early Access Content
Oct 24, 2018 - 7:38 PM - by Evil Avatar

Get a first look at the Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 Early Access Content, with more to come in Red Dead Online the months ahead. Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming October 26th.
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Battlefield V Roadmap Announced
Oct 24, 2018 - 7:35 PM - by Evil Avatar

Battlefield V: Launch is Just the Beginning

As you embark on your journey across the Tides of War, enjoy new modes, battlefields, gear additions, and more coming with each chapter.

Every Chapter Brings a New Battlefield

With eight maps set in frozen landscapes, desert heat, and everything in between, eight exciting game modes, single-player War Stories, outstanding gunplay, a wide arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets, progression, customization, Specializations for weapons and vehicles, and much more – you’ll have tons to do at the November 20 launch of Battlefield V.

However, that is just the beginning. There's also everything coming in Tides of War, the live service for Battlefield V.

As the Tides of War journey kicks off, each of its chapters will evolve and expand the battlefield. What will this mean to you as a player? Starting off in broad terms, below is what you can look forward to post-launch.

Evolving Gameplay: Thrilling ways of experiencing Battlefield V will be added through fresh Fortifications, and Reinforcements. Iconic WW2 hardware like vehicles, weapons, and gadgets will also be added.

New Experiences: Play through a new single-player War Story dubbed The Last Tiger, co-op with a friend in Combined Arms, do battle royale the Battlefield™ way in Firestorm, experience new game modes and Grand Operations, and hone your skills in the upcoming Practice Range.

An Expanding World: You’ll get to deploy on fresh maps as chapters bring new battlefields. Shortly after launch, this starts with Belgium and the Panzerstorm map with tank-focused gameplay, expanding to the battlefields of Greece – and the journey will continue.

Game Improvements: Quality of life updates will regularly improve Battlefield V, fix bugs, and balance the game.
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Denis Dyack's Studio Announces New IP Deadhaus Sonata
Oct 24, 2018 - 7:30 PM - by Evil Avatar

Deadhaus Sonata Announced from Eternal Darkness, Legacy of Kain Creator Denis Dyack

Deadhaus Sonata is a combination of fast action, loot collection and deep gothic lore and is sure to usher in a universe where gamers can explore a dark mythology like none other. The game will also feature its own musical score to create a deeply-immersive experience for gamers.

As an unstoppable force from Deadhaus, you are a monster among men, dealing death and destruction on a massive scale. Launch enemies in the air and eviscerate them with elegant dance macabre. Consume your enemies to make yourself whole while exploring the grim world of Nogosaua.

The brains behind Apocalypse Studios are no strangers to the industry. Founder Denis Dyack is the creator of critically-acclaimed video games including Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes.

“Working with Amazon’s suite of game development tools, we are creating an unparalleled gaming experience”, said Denis Dyack, a Canadian Video Game Hall of Fame inductee. “We are big believers in the power of community participation and integration of community-created content and exploring bleeding-edge narratives and are confident Amazon Game Tech will help Apocalypse tap into the power of the AWS cloud, and play a vital role in elevating the gaming experience to the next level.”

“Amazon is committed to giving developers of all sizes the tools to be successful, making it easy to build and scale games like Deadhaus Sonata with the AWS cloud so they can focus on creating incredible gameplay instead of costly, complex backend systems,” said Brian Taptich, Vice President, Amazon Game Services. “We’re excited to see what the team at Apocalypse Studios create in Deadhaus Sonata.”

Key Features

Free to Play: Free to play is a model that Apocalypse embraces because of the accessibility to the title allows for players to try the game and opt-in paying for things only if they want to. This open accessibility increases the player base and helps scale all of the other elements in the game.

Social Media Integration: Twitch has become the dominant platform in the world to watching gaming. It has significantly surpassed YouTube and other social media networking platforms. Not only is a great place promote your game but it has built-in hooks to allow for direct interaction between streamer and viewers.

Procedural Generation: Online games require that levels be played more then once to grind and level up. It is common today that a player will play a level many times and in order to break up the monotony, adding elements of procedural generation is necessary to keep the game engaging for the player. The latest in procedural generation techniques will be used.

Technology: Lumberyard: State of the art technology with Amazon Lumberyard utilizing its superiority of modularity, online scaleability, rendering kernel, and twitch integration.

Multiplayer Co-Op: Deadhaus Sonata is built from the ground up to support multiplayer and semi-persistent worlds or portals where players can play together and gather rare loot. Like Too Human, Deadhaus Sonata; incorporates a system with endless amounts of weapons, and artifacts that can be collected by the player.

Literary Influences: A grim fantasy ARPG where only the darkest things can save the world from the rot and decay of a millennium human malfeasance. Inspired by master writers such as Steven Erikson, Thomas Ligotti, H.P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Allan Poe.

Staged Releases: With Games as a Service model (GaaS), the original release of the game is only the beginning and additions releases are planned on three months cycles to keep the game fresh and to continue to build interest.

Narrative Driven: Deadhaus Sonata will continue this tradition seen in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes and Too Human by incorporating a large amount of high quality voice acting and narration throughout the game. Constructed as a living and breathing Shakespearean play crawling with complex themes, characters, narrative and detailed plot-line.

Deadhaus Sonata is currently in production for PC (other platforms will be announced at a later time) but you’ll have to wait to experience the game until a release date is announced next year.
Teaser Trailer on IGN.
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Long Lost, 1930'S Novel that Inspired 'THE THING' Discovered
Oct 24, 2018 - 6:49 PM - by Evil Avatar

Before taking over editorial duties on the magazine and publishing seminal works by authors like Isaac Asimov, Jack Williamson, Robert A. Heinlein, A.E. van Vogt and others, Campbell himself was a writer, and the last major piece of fiction he published was "Who Goes There?", in which a team of researchers stationed in the Antarctic battle the shape-shifting occupant of a crashed alien ship.

But now, according to The Verge, a longer version of that story may be coming to light decades after being locked away. While researching his new book, Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction, author Alec Nevala-Lee learned that Campbell had actually written a novel-length version of the story, which he cut down for publication in the magazine.

Spotting a reference in one of Campbell's surviving letters to a box of manuscripts the editor had sent to Harvard for archiving, Nevala-Lee tracked down the box at the university and discovered that it contained Frozen Hell, the full-length original version of Campbell's story.

It seems that Campbell had mentioned Frozen Hell a few times but had not indicated that it was a novel, with Nevala-Lee saying, "I don't think anybody had any idea that it existed." The latter also described the differences between the published novella and the unpublished novel, such as a 45-page section dedicated to the discovery of the Thing's spacecraft that was condensed for publication.

Nevala-Lee added, "The really fascinating thing is how (the novel) alters the structure of the entire story, which changes halfway through from a science fiction adventure into horror. I love that kind of unexpected shift in tone, and while I can see why Campbell decided to edit it down to focus on the psychological side, there’s something very modern — and effective — in the way that it switches abruptly from one genre to another.”

Next to get involved was John Gregory Betancourt, who runs independent publishing imprint Wildside Press and is the manager of Campbell's literary estate. Taking the "partial final draft and rough draft" of the novel that Campbell had left behind, Betancourt edited them into a final version and launched a Kickstarter fund to raise the money necessary to get the novel published.
SyFy Wire.
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