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Sony's Manchester Studio Is Small But Highly Experienced

Seemingly paired with London Studio.Do you remember Manchester Studio – or North West Studio, as it was originally named? The British-based first-party developer was established years ago and immediately attached to PlayStation VR, but we haven’t heard a peep out of it since. Well, job digging from Upload VR reveals…

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Cross-Platform Co-Op Stars in PSVR Sequel Dick Wilde 2

Buddy up with PC players.Dick Wilde was a pretty harmless PlayStation VR shooter, perhaps notable for featuring PSVR Aim Controller support during the peripheral’s early days. Playstack has now announced that a sequel is on the way, and it’ll feature cross-platform co-op across the PlayStation 4 and PC, as the…

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PSVR Gets New Downloadable Demo Disc for 2019

Try before you buy.Demo discs don’t really exist anymore, but we still have fond memories of the compilations which came affixed to magazines and in new console boxes. Sony’s keeping the spirit alive with PSVR Demo Collection 3, a brand new selection of samplers which you can download for free…

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The Division 2's private beta gets a February start-date on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming private beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will begin early next month on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.More specifically, The Division 2’s private beta will run from Thursday, February 7th, to Monday, February 11th in Europe. And given that the game launches…

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Sony's Manchester Studio Is Small But Highly Experienced

Seemingly paired with London Studio.Do you remember Manchester Studio – or North West Studio, as it was originally named? The British-based first-party developer was established years ago and immediately attached to PlayStation VR, but we haven’t heard a peep out of it since. Well, job digging from Upload VR reveals…

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Cross-Platform Co-Op Stars in PSVR Sequel Dick Wilde 2

Buddy up with PC players.Dick Wilde was a pretty harmless PlayStation VR shooter, perhaps notable for featuring PSVR Aim Controller support during the peripheral’s early days. Playstack has now announced that a sequel is on the way, and it’ll feature cross-platform co-op across the PlayStation 4 and PC, as the…

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PSVR Gets New Downloadable Demo Disc for 2019

Try before you buy.Demo discs don’t really exist anymore, but we still have fond memories of the compilations which came affixed to magazines and in new console boxes. Sony’s keeping the spirit alive with PSVR Demo Collection 3, a brand new selection of samplers which you can download for free…

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The Division 2's private beta gets a February start-date on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming private beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will begin early next month on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.More specifically, The Division 2’s private beta will run from Thursday, February 7th, to Monday, February 11th in Europe. And given that the game launches…

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ currently undergoing additional photography (potential spoilers)

The following article may contain spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Avengers: Endgame has reached one of the final stages in the Marvel Studios production/post-production cycle: additional photography. Actors are back in front of cameras, as confirmed by their social media posts. No, this isn’t the additional photography that happened back in…

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Hitman developer IO Interactive is opening a new studio in Malmö, Sweden

Copenhagen-based Hitman developer IO Interactive has announced that it’s opening a second development studio, to be situated in Malmö, Sweden.The new studio will, according to CEO Hakan Abrak, operate in tandem with IO’s existing team, and will “strengthen [the company’s] commitment to deliver exceptional content to the Hitman franchise, community…

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‘Captain Marvel’ character posters released by Marvel Studios

Captain Marvel hits theaters in 50 days. Marvel Studios has marked this mini-milestone with a set of 10 character posters from the film. You can view and download each one in hi-res in the gallery below. The set features Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Maria Rambeau (Lashana…

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PlayStation 4 Pro with Spider-Man or Red Dead for £349

You can get a PlayStation 4 Pro for around £349.99 at most stores currently – usually lacking a game. However, there are a few deals about right now that’ll nab you not only a brand new Pro but also Red Dead Redemption 2 or Spider-Man at the same price point.…

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THE WIDOW (2019) TV Show Trailer: Kate Beckinsale Searches For Her Late Husband Who May Not be Dead [Amazon]

  The Widow Trailer Amazon Prime Video‘s The Widow (2019) TV show trailer stars Kate Beckinsale, Charles Dance, Alex Kingston, Babs Olusanmokun, Luiana Bonfim, and…

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My Time at Portia review – crafting sim reaps slow but sweet rewards

PC; Pathea Games/Team 17The daily routines of this beautifully designed crafting game are meditative, but the storyline can be labouredAs in Stardew Valley or Harvest…

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LITTLE WOODS (2018) Movie Trailer: Tessa Thompson & Lily James Struggle to Keep Their Heads Above Water

  Little Woods Trailer Nia DaCosta‘s Little Woods (2018) movie trailer stars Tessa Thompson, Lily James, Luke Kirby, James Badge Dale, and Lance Reddick. Little Woods‘…

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Ubisoft Apologises for Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC Ending as Fan Backlash Continues

Says Episode 3 will tie it together.The second episode for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: The Legacy of the First Blade dropped yesterday (at the time of writing), and within hours, the DLC had pissed off many a player. We won’t go into all the details here for spoiler reasons, but be…

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 (2019) Trailer Tease: Keanu Reeves Returns; Full Trailer Released on Thursday

  John Wick: Chapter 3 Trailer Tease Chad Stahelsk‘s John Wick: Chapter 3 (2019) trailer tease stars Keanu Reeves, Lance Reddick, and Laurence Fishburne. The…

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Guerrilla Games Speechless Over 'Masterful' Death Stranding Demo

Kojima shows exclusive off.Guerrilla Games and Kojima Productions have the best bromance in games, with the former famously lending veteran director Hideo Kojima and his team Horizon: Zero Dawn’s acclaimed Decima Engine for use in Death Stranding. It means that the companies have a water-tight relationship, and spend a lot…

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Sony Reportedly Sending Out Player Survey Emails Regarding the 'Future of PlayStation'

Time for PS5?From time to time, Sony will email its consumers with surveys in order to gather information on a certain subject. In the past, we’ve seen questionnaires regarding the DualShock 4, PSN name changes, and PSVR — it’s something every company does to gauge how users are feeling about…

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Rise of the Resistance Ride Details Revealed

With Disney unveiling its Star Wars-themed land at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World this year, new details have emerged about the Rise of the Resistance ride. Disney announced the addition of a Star Wars land to its U.S. parks in 2015 and unveiled the name of that land, Galaxy’s Edge, two years later.Disney decided to use a planet from one of the Star Wars novels, Batuu, as its primary…

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20 Wild Details Behind Christian Bale's Batman That Fans Should Know

For seven years, Christian Bale was the world’s Batman. His scowling face, his growling voice, and his ice-cold demeanor have defined the Dark Knight for…

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Doctor Who: Catherine Tate Says She's Up for Donna Return

Doctor Who star Catherine Tate confirmed that she would be up for coming back for the show’s new seasons starring Jodie Whittaker as the thirteenth Doctor. Tate, known for her comedy work in The Catherine Tate Show and a recurring role in The Office, first appeared on Doctor Who as the fiery and indomitable Donna Noble in 2006. She later boarded the TARDIS as the tenth Doctor (David Tennant)’s regular companion in…

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EA's open-world Star Wars game canned in favour of smaller project

EA has cancelled its big open-world Star Wars game in favour of a smaller Star Wars project that’s due sooner.The game in question was the one being developed by EA Vancouver. It was code-named Orca, Kotaku reported last night, and was still in its early stages.Orca was being built from…

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Ubisoft sorry for shock Assassin's Creed Odyssey DLC twist which ignores player choice

Legacy of the First Blade is a three-part DLC initially billed as a look into the life of proto-Assassin Darius but, as players have discovered, it’s really about something else entirely.Warning: spoilers follow.Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s first major DLC arc in fact hinges on a relationship like no other in the…

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Video games can turn university graduates into better employees | Matthew Barr

Video games improve communication, adaptibility and critical thinking – just the attributes that employers are looking forIn recent years, Boris Johnson has excelled at making…

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate: The 12 Most Powerful Attacks (And 8 Completely Useless)

When it comes to playing the<em><strong> Super Smash Bros</strong></em>. series, it seems everyone has their favorite character. Some choose their character based on speed, others…

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M. Night Shyamalan Personally Financed Glass, Split, and The Visit

A new report reveals that director M. Night Shyamalan personally financed his movies Glass, Split, and The Visit. For many years, Shyamalan was at the top of Hollywood with his unique films that featured supernatural themes and twist endings. Shyamalan has had a lot of flops during his career, but seems to be back on top thanks to his more recent films and the upcoming release of Glass.Shyamalan made a name for himself in…

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Harry Potter: 20 Members Of Dumbledore's Army Officially Ranked

As one of the largest fantasy franchises in the world, the <strong><em>Harry Potter</em></strong> books and movies have, without a doubt, an extremely large fan base. To…

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Plots a Nightmare for Lara Croft

Croft Manor turns creepy.Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s extensive (and, some might argue, expensive) DLC schedule trots on with a nightmarish expansion fittingly named, well, The Nightmare. Due out on 22nd January, the DLC pack will challenge players to “explore Croft Manor in a harrowing trial unlike anything Lara has…

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Forget the cube, Fortnite fans are now pondering a mysterious floating sphere

Once upon a time, back in the halcyon days of 2018, Fortnite fans were all aflutter over the sudden appearance of a malevolent cube in Battle Royale. As you’d expected, that eventually resulted in the entire map being whisked out of space and time by a trans-dimensional butterfly – but,…

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Pioneer, the space exploration game teased in Watch Dogs 2, is reportedly dead

Those with excellent memories may recall that, way back in 2016, Ubisoft teased a brand-new space exploration game within Watch Dogs 2, codenamed Pioneer. Well there’s some bad news if you’ve been patiently awaiting its arrival: the game is now reportedly dead.Pioneer first came to the attention of the internet…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode Blackout is getting a seven-day free trial

Call of Duty’s entertaining foray into the heady world of Battle Royale, otherwise known as Black Ops 4’s Blackout mode, is having a seven-day free trial on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 starting this week, Activision has announced.Blackout’s free trial (or Free Trial, to invoke Activision’s preferred capitalisation) begins this…

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You'll Rack Up a Lot of Air Miles Getting All the Trophies in Ace Combat 7 on PS4

Frequent flyer.We’re now just a few days away from the release of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown on PS4, and it’s about the right time to start thinking about its trophy offering. The list has found its way online, and Bandai Namco seems to have sky high expectations of players.You’ll…

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Over 100 HD screencaps from the ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures released the first teaser trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home and it looks amazing, pardon the pun. We got our first look at Jake Gyllenhaal in full costume as Mysterio (with the fishbowl!). We also got to see Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland) new Spider-Man suits in…

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Fantastic Persona Dancing Dynamic PS4 Themes Free to Download for PS Plus Members

Get your groove on.If you’re a PlayStation Plus member and a Persona fan, you’ll definitely want to hit up the PlayStation Store and check out the two dynamic themes Atlus is giving away for free. One is based on Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, and the other is based on…

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SUPERGIRL: Season 4, Episode 10: Suspicious Minds Trailers; Episode 11 Blood Memory Plot Synopsis [The CW]

  Supergirl Suspicious Minds Trailers and Blood Memory Plot Synopsis The CW‘s Supergirl: Season 4, Episode 10: Suspicious Minds TV show trailers and official plot synopsis…

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SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME (2019) Teaser Trailer: Tom Holland Travels Europe & Is Recruited by Samuel L. Jackson

  Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Jon Watts‘ Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) teaser trailer stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Samuel…

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Just Dance is being turned into a film, for some reason

Remember when the Dance Dance Revolution film was announced back in October? Did you think it couldn’t get any weirder? Apparently it can, as plans are now in place for a Just Dance movie adaptation. I guess Hollywood’s superhero well is finally starting to dry up. According to an article…

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Spider-Man Far From Home Trailer Just Dropped!

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ teaser trailer and poster released

Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures have released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home, starring Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Quentin Beck/Mysterio). We also have the first official one-sheet in hi-res! Download it below! Spider-Man: Far From Home is in theaters July 5. The post ‘Spider-Man: Far From…

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MANIFEST: Season 1, Episode 12: Vanishing Point TV Show Trailer & Plot Synopsis [NBC]

  Manifest Vanishing Point Trailer and Plot Synopsis NBC‘s Manifest: Season 1, Episode 12: Vanishing Point TV show trailer stars Josh Dallas, Melissa Roxburgh, Athena…

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Rockstar and Real World Pinkerton Agency in Legal Dispute over Red Dead Redemption 2

Detective mode.In case you weren’t aware, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations is a real life detective agency, founded all the way back in 1850. Then known as Pinkerton National Detective Agency, the company was apparently very active in tracking down real outlaws at the time, and the name has become more…

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Film Casting: WEST SIDE STORY; MINECRAFT; Christopher McQuarrie directing MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 7-8, & More

  West Side Story, Minecraft, Mission: Impossible 7-8, and more Film Casting News West Side Story, Minecraft, Mission: Impossible 7-8, and more movies have made…

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James McAvoy Isn't Sure The X-Men Could Fit Into The MCU

X-Men: Dark Phoenix star James McAvoy doesn’t feel the franchise fits easily into the MCU. The original X-Men is one of the first films to kick off the comic book movie trend and put a focus on character development over action setpieces. This was partly due to the studio’s lack of faith in the project, though, with the film being produced on a modest budget for a blockbuster. It would soon…

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Orange Shirt Kid Mom Sues Epic Games Over Fortnite Dance

Fortnite developer Epic Games will have a busy 2019 in the court of law. A dance popularized by Orange Shirt Kid (OSK) that was eventually included in Fortnite is now at the center of the latest in a string of lawsuits aimed at Fortnite, which employs a variety of dances as emotes that the developer did not pay the dances’ creators for.For those unfamiliar with the current rash of controversies, Fortnite has been targeted by a…

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13 Storylines That Hurt Shondaland Shows (And 12 That Saved Them)

Shonda Rhimes has given us so much ever since she created <em>Grey's Anatomy</em> and the subsequent hit shows that still bring us to tears. Created…

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Fortnite's being sued again, this time by Orange Shirt Kid's mum

What’s more viral than a viral dance move? Word that you can sue Epic over emotes, apparently, as yet another lawsuit has been filed against the developer – this time by the mother of the Orange Shirt Kid. Yet unlike its predecessors, the plaintiff gave permission for his dance to…

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PS4 Has a Very High Software Attach Rate, Average Player Owns Around Ten Games

That’s a lot.About a week ago, Sony posted a press release containing a whole bunch of impressive numbers. The PS4 has sold 91.6 million units as of 31st December 2018, while Marvel’s Spider-Man has sold a staggering 9 million copies since its September launch. However, something that passed us by…

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Resident Evil 2 Remake takes Capcom's RE engine to the next level

At the tail-end of last week, Capcom delivered a multi-platform release of the Resident Evil 2 Remake – the so-called ‘1-shot’ demo that gives users just 30 minutes to play a very small portion of the full game. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful game that sees the consoles…

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Resident Evil 2 Remake takes Capcom's RE engine to the next level

At the tail-end of last week, Capcom delivered a multi-platform release of the Resident Evil 2 Remake – the so-called ‘1-shot’ demo that gives users just 30 minutes to play a very small portion of the full game. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful game that sees the consoles push higher-end features of the foundation RE engine for the first time, and it also sees the developer make some fascinating technical choices for both the vanilla and enhanced consoles. Meanwhile, the PC version opens up a vast array of possible settings, but based on the experience the demo delivers,…

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Sounds Like the Boss Fights in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Will Be Slightly Different

Much like the rest of the game.For many, the main attraction in any of FromSoftware’s action RPGs is the selection of boss encounters. They serve up the biggest challenges in their respective games, and act as milestones for players to mark their progress. It’s fair to say that FromSoft has…

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Onimusha Warlords review – An aging Samurai classic returns

I’m only going to say this once, just to experience what typing these words feels like: People who were born when I played Onimusha Warlords for the first time are now old enough to drive. Or have they already been driving for a year now? See, I don’t even know…

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Onimusha Warlords review – An aging Samurai classic returns

I’m only going to say this once, just to experience what typing these words feels like: People who were born when I played Onimusha Warlords for the first time are now old enough to drive. Or have they already been driving for a year now? See, I don’t even know anymore. This feels necessary to point out, not to sound uppity, but because any look at a remaster is inevitably going to be coloured by the memories you have of the original. Simultaneously I want to acknowledge that some may not have these memories. For me personally, 2001 was a…

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Swimming Anime Free! Announces Two Upcoming Films

Kyoto Animation has revealed that two new films are coming to the Free! anime franchise in the very near future. While much of anime focuses on the fantastical and awe-inspiringly powerful, Free! goes small to focus on a group of lovable and driven doofuses as they take their clothes off and try to swim fast.Free! tells the tale of Haruka Nanase and his friends as they all live through their…

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Rocket League Is the Second Game Ever to Support Full Cross-Platform Play

Rocket League fans, rejoice: everyone’s favorite rocket-powered motor sports title is becoming the second game in history to support cross-platform play across all of its platforms. After years of waiting, Sony has finally authorized developer Psyonix to enable full cross-platform functionality, allowing gamers that own Rocket League on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and Steam to freely play with one another.For a long time, it was rumored that Rocket League would be the first…

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10 Plot Twists That Hurt The Vampire Diaries (And 10 That Saved It)

A critic’s review of the pilot of <strong><em>The Vampire Diaries </em></strong>termed it a ‘<a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fien-print/critics-notebook-vampire-diaries-was-good-was-great-984917">shameless bit of pandering</a> to the fang-banging throngs’. The show was…

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Bandai Namco Baits Fans with 'Big News' Livestream, Tells Everyone to Watch Dragon Ball FighterZ Finals

Well, that’s advertising.Bandai Namco basically just baited around 30,000 people into watching a Dragon Ball livestream. The publisher had previously stated numerous times that the stream would feature “big news” related to Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2, but there was a serious lack of, er, big news.Read…

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Japanese Rail Management Sim A-Train Express Rated in the West

Pulling out all the stops.Here’s one for the eccentrics among you: uber-niche Japanese rail management simulation A-Train Express appears to be taking an international trip to North America, as the Degica Games developed title has been rated for release by the ESRB. The PlayStation 4 title – which is actually…

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Live: Catch Bandai Namco's Big Dragon Ball Game News Right Here

The super showcase is here.Bandai Namco has been teasing “big” Dragon Ball news for a week or so now, and we’re finally getting the details via the publisher’s special livestream, which is happening right now.The stream will apparently be packed with news and interviews regarding both Dragon Ball FighterZ and…

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Uncharted movie's latest director is 10 Cloverfield Lane helmer Dan Trachtenberg

Gather round, friends, for another episode in the seemingly unending saga of Sony’s Uncharted movie – one in which the film-which-would-not-be-made gains a new director in the form of 10 Cloverfield Lane helmer Dan Trachtenberg.Trachtenberg’s appointment, as reported by Variety, comes less than a month after the departure of Night…

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THE HOLE IN THE GROUND (2019) International Movie Trailer: Seana Kerslake’s Son may be an Imposter

  The Hole in the Ground Trailer Lee Cronin‘s The Hole in the Ground (2019) movie trailer stars Seana Kerslake, James Quinn Markey, James Cosmo,…

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Rocket League now features full cross-platform play between PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC

Psyonix has announced that Rocket League’s long-requested PlayStation Cross-Play Beta support is now live, meaning that players on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC can finally indulge in a spot of four-wheeled footie together as one.This time last year, of course, such an occurrence would have seemed practically unthinkable. Sony…

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Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ wins 3 Critics’ Choice Awards

Black Panther was a three-time winner at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards. The Marvel Studios’ film took home the awards for production design (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart), costume design (Ruth E. Carter), and visual effects. Black Panther was nominated for a total of 12 Critics’ Choice Awards last night.…

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ARROW: Season 7, Episode 11: Past Sins Plot Synopsis, Guest Stars, & Air Date [The CW]

  Arrow Past Sins Plot Synopsis, Guest Stars, and Air Date A press release has been issued for Arrow, which will airs on The CW.…

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