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Death Stranding hits a "critical phase" as Kojima plays the game "every day" on PS4

Hideo Kojima has confirmed the highly-anticipated Death Stranding has moved into a “critical phase” of development but as yet, the disparate sections of the game have not been connected “into one game”.In a tweet early this morning, Kojima updated his followers on where Death Stranding was in terms of development,…

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Uncanny games with hidden rooms

This piece contains spoilers for Sea of Thieves. For a while, a university friend of mine rented a bedsit in which one of the walls came with the clear ghost of an old door on it. You could run your hand over the plaster and feel the bumps and ridges…

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Uncanny games with hidden rooms

This piece contains spoilers for Sea of Thieves. For a while, a university friend of mine rented a bedsit in which one of the walls came with the clear ghost of an old door on it. You could run your hand over the plaster and feel the bumps and ridges where a doorway had been filled in. The weird thing is that there was a room-shaped gap on the other side of the wall, and no clear way of getting into it. It wasn’t like the owner had decided to move the entrance to the bathroom, say. Instead, there was…

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Star Trek: Discovery's Homage To Wrath of Khan (& What It Reveals About Spock)

This week’s Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Red Angel”, featured a perfect homage to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: the funeral in space held for Commander Airiam resembled the services the crew of the Starship Enterprise held for Spock (or will hold roughly 25 years from Star Trek: Discovery season 2).Star Trek II:…

Death Stranding hits a "critical phase" as Kojima plays the game "every day" on PS4

Hideo Kojima has confirmed the highly-anticipated Death Stranding has moved into a “critical phase” of development but as yet, the disparate sections of the game have not been connected “into one game”.In a tweet early this morning, Kojima updated his followers on where Death Stranding was in terms of development,…

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Uncanny games with hidden rooms

This piece contains spoilers for Sea of Thieves. For a while, a university friend of mine rented a bedsit in which one of the walls came with the clear ghost of an old door on it. You could run your hand over the plaster and feel the bumps and ridges…

Read More...

Uncanny games with hidden rooms

This piece contains spoilers for Sea of Thieves. For a while, a university friend of mine rented a bedsit in which one of the walls came with the clear ghost of an old door on it. You could run your hand over the plaster and feel the bumps and ridges where a doorway had been filled in. The weird thing is that there was a room-shaped gap on the other side of the wall, and no clear way of getting into it. It wasn’t like the owner had decided to move the entrance to the bathroom, say. Instead, there was…

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Star Trek: Discovery's Homage To Wrath of Khan (& What It Reveals About Spock)

This week’s Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Red Angel”, featured a perfect homage to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: the funeral in space held for Commander Airiam resembled the services the crew of the Starship Enterprise held for Spock (or will hold roughly 25 years from Star Trek: Discovery season 2).Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the best Star Trek movies and it is…

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The 30 Most Expensive TV Shows Ever Made (And How Much They Cost)

It’s absolutely incredible to look at the many ways in which the medium of television has grown and evolved in what’s really not that long…

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Avengers Theory: Thanos Had Loki Invade Earth Because Of Captain Marvel

Warning: SPOILERS ahead for Captain MarvelCaptain Marvel offers some fascinating backstory to the Marvel Cinematic Universe – and may actually explain why Thanos sent Loki to invade Earth in The Avengers. Set in 1995, the movie reveals that Earth was invaded by aliens long before the Chitauri came through a wormhole to attack New York – though the Kree and the Skrulls were a little more subtle with their arrival…

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GT Sport's Free Updates Will Continue, More Cars Teased

No intention of stopping.Gran Turismo Sport is an example of a service game done right, as the title has ballooned since launching a few years back. Polyphony Digital has released monthly updates for the simulation racer, and it’s evolved into an enormous package as a result. The good news is…

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THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO (2019) Movie Trailer: Jonathan Majors & Jimmie Fails Seek to Reclaim Their Past

  The Last Black Man in San Francisco Trailer Joe Talbot‘s The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) movie trailer stars Jimmie Fails, Jonathan…

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Persona 5: The Royal Revealed for PS4, Teaser Shows a New Female Character

Atlus says it’s an RPG.Well, we now know what Persona 5 R is. Kind of. Its full title is Persona 5: The Royal, and the game’s brief teaser trailer shows a new female character. But guess what? Atlus says more information is coming next month, on the 24th April. Trolled…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 264

Dunk da funk.The gaming gods have blessed us with another gift in the form of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice this week, and so we suspect that’s what a lot of you will be enjoying this weekend. It’s been a pretty packed start to the year, though, with Devil May Cry…

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Hands On: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Is a Harsh and Fascinating New World to Conquer

First impressions of From Software’s latest.Whether or not you’ve played From Software’s previous action titles before, you’re not prepared for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Fans of the studio will have to ditch all their Dark Souls habits, as this game plays by its own rules. It’s certainly in the same…

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Persona 5: The Royal announced, stars a mysterious new female character

Big news in the world of Persona: Atlus has announced Persona 5: The Royal for PlayStation 4.The Royal stars a mysterious, unnamed new female character. In a short teaser, below, a voice asks: “What do you think of the Phantom Thieves?” The female character responds with: “I think helping people…

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Avengers: Endgame Story Timeline & Trailer Scenes In Order

Marvel Studios is deliberately keeping the plot of Avengers: Endgame under wraps, but based on the recent full-length trailer (and previously released footage) we can piece together an approximate timeline of, at the very least, the movie’s first act.A major clue as to when scenes take place is Black Widow’s hair, which was dyed blonde for Avengers: Infinity War but grows out until her natural red hair reaches shoulder-length in Endgame.…

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Director Danny Boyle Explains Why He Left Bond 25

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Final fantasy 14's Shadowbringers expansion lets you be a Dancer

Square Enix has lifted the lid on Final Fantasy 14’s new expansion Shadowbringers.The expansion is set in the First World and the realm of Norvrandt, and marks the first time players will become Warriors of Darkness.The headline addition is the new job, Dancer. Here’s the official blurb:Read more

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8 Pop Culture References On Gilmore Girls You Might Have Missed

<em><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/gilmore-girls/">Gilmore Girls</a> </em>is popular since it's about a mother and daughter, but it could definitely be argued that one of the biggest characters is pop…

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Even for SoulsBorne fans, Sekiro is not messing about

It’s early days in the life of Sekiro, the new game from the people behind the Souls series and Bloodborne, and, as expected, it’s rock hard.But did we expect it to be this rock hard?From Software’s Sekiro offers faster and more fluid combat and movement than the Souls games, but…

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Destiny 2's Enhancement Cores to get a much-needed shot in the arm

Bungie has outlined plans to shake up the way Destiny 2 players obtain Enhancement Cores in a move that should make the infusion process more accessible.Infusion is the process of using an item to power up another item. For example, you might burn a gun that’s a higher level than…

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GOTHAM: Season 5, Episode 11: They Did What? TV Show Trailer [Fox]

  Gotham I Am Bane Trailer Fox‘s Gotham: Season 5, Episode 11: Legend of the Dark Knight: They Did What? TV show trailer has been…

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Why can't video games get shoulders right?

When we talk about the uncanny valley, the focus is usually on the eyes or the mouth – on something that’s ever so slightly awry with the face. But what about the shoulders? We’ve been accustomed to seeing shoulders centred on our screens ever since the up-close viewpoint of Resident…

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Why can't video games get shoulders right?

When we talk about the uncanny valley, the focus is usually on the eyes or the mouth – on something that’s ever so slightly awry with the face. But what about the shoulders? We’ve been accustomed to seeing shoulders centred on our screens ever since the up-close viewpoint of Resident Evil 4. But there’s always been something about video game shoulders that’s been a bit off, and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. Is it just stiff animation, or is it something else?To better grapple with the subject, I sought advice from some people who know…

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Supernatural: 25 Crazy Revelations Behind John And Mary's Relationship

On <em>Supernatural</em>, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester are the stars of the show, but there would be no Sam and Dean without their parents John…

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What To Expect From The Mandalorian TV Show

Here’s everything we know about The Mandalorian so far. The Star Wars franchise entered a new era when Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012 and announced its intention to release Episode VII (or, as it ultimately came to be known, The Force Awakens) in theaters by 2015. In the years since then, the studios have expanded the property by leaps and bounds with more mainline sequels, spinoff films, multiple animated…

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Here's Everything That Disney Now Owns From Fox (& What It Means)

It’s official: The Walt Disney Company now owns 21st Century Fox and its many assets. The massive Disney-Fox deal has been a little over 16 months in the making, and it’s created as many hype-filled headlines as it has raised major industry-wide concerns. For a while, it seemed like Comcast may take over from the House of Mouse after they offered $65 billion in cash for Fox, but that didn’t stop…

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Mortal Kombat 11's First DLC Fighter Honours the 1995 Movie

Number-Shang.Mortal Kombat’s always been off the rails, but the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 appears to be pointing a middle finger at… Well, everything really. The title’s first DLC fighter, legendary kombatant Shang Tsung, will be voiced by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa – who (in)famously played the character in Paul W. S. Anderson’s…

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Talking Point: What Free April 2019 PS Plus Games Do You Want?

When will April 2019’s PlayStation Plus lineup be revealed?What’s the April 2019 PlayStation Plus lineup? And when will the April 2019 PS Plus lineup be revealed? We now know that the immediate future of the PS+ service involves two PlayStation 4 games per month, but if they’re as good as…

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Guide: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – How to Kill Lady Butterfly

How to beat the Hirata Estate boss.How do you kill Lady Butterfly in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? She’s one of the first major boss fights you’re likely to have in Sekiro, and she’s a devilishly fast and tricky opponent. You’ll encounter her at the very end of the Hirata Estate…

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Guide: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – How to Upgrade Health, Posture, Attack, and Skills

Building a better shinobi.How do you increase your health, attack power, and unlock skills in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? The game ditches the RPG elements found in Dark Souls and Bloodborne, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to improve your character. In fact, there are loads of opportunities to…

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Guide: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – How to Kill Gyoubu Oniwa

How to beat the horse riding boss.How do you kill Gyoubu the Demon in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice? Gyoubu Oniwa is quite an iconic boss battle in Sekiro, as he rides around on an armoured horse in an enormous arena in Ashina Outskirts. As you enter the area, he’ll make…

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Guide: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Which Skills Should You Get First?

What to spend your Skill Points on first.As you progress through Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you’ll unlock various skill trees focusing on different aspects of your character, Wolf. In these first few hours, it might be difficult to choose where to spend your precious Skill Points, especially as more trees…

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Sony to Stop Selling Full Game Digital Download Codes at Retail

PSN credit going no where, though.Sony will pull full game digital download codes from retail beginning 1st April, a leaked GameStop memo has revealed. This means that you’ll no longer be able to purchase the digital versions of full games from brick and mortar stores, although shops will continue to…

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Zero Escape director's serial killer mystery AI: The Somnium Files is out in July

AI: The Somnium Files – the latest game from Zero Escape series creator and director Kotaro Uchikoshi – is getting a worldwide Switch, PS4, and Steam release on July 25th, according to publisher Spike Chunsoft.AI: The Somnium Files, which was unveiled back in March 2017, is a noir-ish murder mystery…

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Battlefield V Extends Its Content Roadmap to the End of 2019

Two more chapters detailed.Battlefield V’s battle royale mode, Firestorm, is only a couple of days away from launching, but that hasn’t stopped DICE from detailing what to expect from the World War 2 shooter for the rest of 2019. Two more chapters are planned for the rest of the year,…

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Demonic ninja Noob Saibot returns for Mortal Kombat 11, first DLC character also revealed

NetherRealm has revealed that Mortal Kombat’s demonic ninja Noob Saibot will be returning for the series’ imminent eleventh instalment – and that, of course, means a gore-drenched new introductory trailer.Noob Saibot first made his mark on the Mortal Kombat universe when he appeared as a hidden, non-playable opponent in Mortal…

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Star Wars Battlefront 2's new mode goes from ground battles to the inside of a capital ship

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is getting a brand-new mode next week, March 26th, mixing ground battles with taught close-quarters combat as teams run the gauntlet through the interior of a capital ship.Known as Capital Supremacy, the new is described as “an immersive, Clone Wars-era authentic experience” that pits two teams…

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AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019) TV Spots: The Avengers ‘Honor’ the Dead & Find the Will to Fight

  Avengers Endgame TV Spots Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Marvel Studios have released three new movie TV commercial for Avengers: Endgame (2019). Two…

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Amnesia: The Dark Descent's nerve-shredding Hard Mode now available on PS4

Developer Frictional Games’ classic castle horror Amnesia: The Dark Descent has unleashed an even greater terror upon PS4 players today, with the release of a new Hard Mode that’s most certainly is not for the faint of heart.Amnesia’s Hard Mode isn’t entirely new, of course; it first emerged on PC…

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GODFATHER OF HARLEM (2019) TV Show Trailer: Forest Whitaker is Crime Boss Bumpy Johnson [Epix]

  Godfather of Harlem Trailer Epix‘s Godfather of Harlem (2019) teaser trailer stars Forest Whitaker, Nigel Thatch, Vincent D’Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, and Paul Sorvino. Godfather…

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Marvel Studios News podcast #114 – Black Widow and Hawkeye are in the Endgame now

We resume our sequel to last year’s Road to Infinity War series by placing Black Widow and Hawkeye in the Endgame! We follow best pals Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) and Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) through their respective character arcs in the MCU. Finally, we make our predictions as to what…

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Borderlands for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 resurfaces in new ESRB listing

If you’ve been itching to play the original Borderlands on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, it looks like your time may be nigh. A new listing for a Game of the Year edition on consoles and PC has been spotted on the ESRB website.This isn’t the first time that a…

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