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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ move forward on Oscar shortlists

Marvel Studios released three movies this year and all three remain in contention for Oscar® nominations. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp each made at least one shortlist among several released today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Black Panther is a semi-finalist for makeup and…

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Review: Borderlands 2 VR – A Handsome Adaptation

You don’t know Jack.Sony’s not stupid, and it seems to recognise that titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Borderlands 2 VR need to exist in order to get potential PlayStation VR adopters through the door. While headset veterans will accurately argue that it’s the titles like Astro Bot…

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Store Update: 18th December 2018 (Europe)

Dance the night away.It’s just about a week until Christmas and you’d think that the European PlayStation Store would be taking a break… But, nah! Actually this is a huge update, but highlights are few and far between. We suppose the Persona dancing games are the biggest additions, but frankly…

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Media Molecule Teases Big News During Tomorrow's Dreams Live Stream

Beta release date? Please?Is it finally happening? Will Media Molecule really go ahead with it? Could we really, actually be playing the Dreams open beta test before Christmas? We’re not entirely sure just yet, but it seems that the aloof Sony studio is gearing up for something tomorrow.Media Molecule has…

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ move forward on Oscar shortlists

Marvel Studios released three movies this year and all three remain in contention for Oscar® nominations. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp each made at least one shortlist among several released today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Black Panther is a semi-finalist for makeup and…

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Review: Borderlands 2 VR – A Handsome Adaptation

You don’t know Jack.Sony’s not stupid, and it seems to recognise that titles like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Borderlands 2 VR need to exist in order to get potential PlayStation VR adopters through the door. While headset veterans will accurately argue that it’s the titles like Astro Bot…

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Store Update: 18th December 2018 (Europe)

Dance the night away.It’s just about a week until Christmas and you’d think that the European PlayStation Store would be taking a break… But, nah! Actually this is a huge update, but highlights are few and far between. We suppose the Persona dancing games are the biggest additions, but frankly…

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Media Molecule Teases Big News During Tomorrow's Dreams Live Stream

Beta release date? Please?Is it finally happening? Will Media Molecule really go ahead with it? Could we really, actually be playing the Dreams open beta test before Christmas? We’re not entirely sure just yet, but it seems that the aloof Sony studio is gearing up for something tomorrow.Media Molecule has…

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Someone is using My PS4 Life videos to work out player counts for loads of games

If you’ve been anywhere near social media over the last few days, you’re likely to have seen PlayStation users freaking out over the obscene number of hours they’ve ploughed into Destiny (or is that just my colleagues?). The reason for this is Sony has allowed players to create personalised videos…

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Fallout 76 players say the Atom shop prices are getting out of hand

£16 for a Christmas bundle of virtual items! £14 for a giant camp sign! A tenner for some Christmas emotes! There’s new gubbins on sale at Fallout 76’s Atom shop – and players reckon they’re getting ripped off.Visit the Atom shop in Fallout 76 right now and you’ll see a…

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Xbox One S with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Battlefield 5 for under £200

In one of the finest Christmas Xbox One deals we’ve spotted, you can grab an Xbox One S with 1TB of storage, wild-west action adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 and World War 2 shooter Battlefield 5 for £200 over at Amazon. It’s quite the substantial saving, as both games are big-hitters (and not stockroom rejects), and an Xbox One S with one game comes to £199.99. If Battlefield 5 is not your ideal title, there’s a somewhat comparable deal available at Currys which gives you Red Dead Redemption 2, Tekken 7, Project Cars 2 and Forza Horizon 4 with an…

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Pillars of Eternity 2 will still come to consoles, including Switch, in 2019

The planned console versions of Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire have been fading from view ever since the flagship desktop version arrived in May and struggled to catch on. As time ticked by, the pencilled-in console release window of 2018 got smaller and smaller.Then Microsoft bought developer Obsidian in November,…

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Player Numbers for Various PS4 Titles Crunched

Grand Theft Auto V the most played.Some smart statisticians have crunched the player numbers for a bunch of PlayStation 4 titles, using a combination of data from Sony’s popular My PS4 Life videos and Trophy completion percentages. It’s not a fool proof algorithm, as we don’t know the exact period…

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Review: Nippon Marathon – Janky Japanese Japes

Takeshi’s hassle.It does feel like there’s some strange appetite at the moment for multiplayer games that are actually a little bit shoddy. Gang Beasts is kind of the poster boy for this brand of title, with its flailing, imprecise brawls leading to some golden moments. Nippon Marathon slots very neatly…

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Avengers 4: Evidence Endgame Was Always The Title, Not Annihilation

Avengers 4’s title was always going to be Endgame, not Annihilation. Leading up to the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3, it was announced in 2014 that the shared universe’s first saga would conclude with an epic showdown with the Mad Titan Thanos. And the size of the Avengers’ final chapters became obvious when it was revealed it would be a two-part event, with Avengers: Infinity War –…

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Creed 2's Surprise Cameo Is The Ultimate Victory for Rocky Balboa

WARNING: Spoilers for Creed 2 belowThe actor behind Creed 2’s surprise cameo has explained why the scene is so important for the character of Rocky Balboa. Rocky is famously a character who was born out of desperation for Stallone, who was a struggling actor early in his career, and he wrote the first draft in three days after pitching the concept to producers. They liked it so much they wanted to buy…

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Patrick Wilson Interview: Aquaman

Patrick Wilson has been directed by James Wan in five different films –  including Aquaman – having played both a troubled father whose family is haunted by evil entities to a real-life demonologist whose job revolves around exorcising said entities. In Aquaman, however, Wilson takes on a decidedly different role within Wan’s genre-spanning filmography as Arthur Curry’s complicated half-brother Orm.In Aquaman, Orm is attempting to claim the title of Ocean Master, while also attempting to keep…

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GIVEAWAY: Sold Out Columbia's Star Wars Empire™ Crew Parka

Columbia Sportswear unveiled the <strong><em>Star Wars™: Empire Crew Parka</em></strong> – a limited edition jacket inspired by the original cast and crew while filming the iconic ice planet…

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It Begins: Red Dead Online's Microtransactions Are Here

The latest opus from Rockstar Games, <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/red-dead-redemption-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong><em>Red Dead Redemption II</em></strong></a>, has been out in the wild since October 26, with the…

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Second DLC Character Leaked

No other game on the market can rival <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/super-smash-bros/"><strong><em>Super Smash Bros. Ultimate</em></strong></a>'s roster of playable characters, which is already filled with gaming icons from…

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RAGE 2's Combat Sounds Like a Mix of DOOM and Bulletstorm

Shooting with style.It feels like RAGE 2 hasn’t exactly set the gaming world on fire, but it is starting to sound a little more interesting than we first thought. The title, being co-developed by id Software and Avalanche Studios, is Game Informer’s latest cover story, and in the above video,…

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Arc System Works is making a Granblue Fantasy fighting game

Big news in the world of Granblue Fantasy: Arc System Works is making a Granblue Fantasy fighting game, and Platinum’s PlayStation 4 Granblue Fantasy action RPG has resurfaced with new gameplay footage.Granblue Fantasy: Versus is a new fighting game from Arc System Works, developer of the superb Dragon Ball FighterZ.…

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Street Fighter 5's new DLC character Kage is basically Evil Ryu with a twist

Capcom has released a new character for Street Fighter 5 – and he’s basically Evil Ryu.He’s not called Evil Ryu, though. He’s called Kage (pronounced car-gay), “the Embodiment of the Satsui.” Think Ryu with red eyes, fangs and a couple of cute little horns.According to Street Fighter lore (yes, Street…

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Mutant Year Zero's misfits are some of 2018's best characters

Personality goes a long way with games. Just an ounce of it can elevate a game from the crowd. And Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has heaps of it.This post-apocalyptic adventure is X-Com with a dash of stealth and exploration. It’s based on a decades old tabletop game simply…

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OUTLANDER: Season 4, Episode 8: Wilmington TV Show Trailer [Starz]

  Outlander Wilmington Trailer Starz‘s Outlander: Season 4, Episode 8: Wilmington TV show trailer stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe. Outlander: Season 4, Episode 8:…

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UK Sales Charts: Red Dead Redemption 2 Reclaims Top Spot

Redemption returns.Red Dead Redemption 2 has made a return to the top of the UK sales charts, where it will presumably remain through the all-important holiday period. It’s the first number one for the Western in four weeks, but a 19 per cent rise in pre-Christmas sales for the critically…

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TITANS: Season 1, Episode 11: Dick Grayson TV Show Trailer [DC Universe]

  Titans Dick Grayson Trailer DC Universe‘s Titans: Season 1, Episode 11: Dick Grayson TV show trailer star Brenton Thwaites, Conor Leslie, Teagan Croft, Anna…

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THE SEED OF JUNA (2018) Short Film Trailer: A Religious Sect Kills Juna and a New World Awaits Her

  The Seed of Juna Trailer Álvaro García‘s The Seed of Juna (2018) short film trailer has been released by Okna Pictures. The Seed of…

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ALL IS TRUE (2018) Movie Trailer: Kenneth Branagh’s William Shakespeare Returns Home to a Dysfunctional Family

  All Is True Trailer Kenneth Branagh‘s All Is True (2018) movie trailer stars Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Kathryn Wilder, and Matt Jessup.…

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Kingdom Hearts III's Epilogue and Secret Movie to Be Added at Launch

Not included in leaked copies.A message from Kingdom Hearts III director Tetsuya Nomura has suggested that the sequel’s epilogue and secret movie scenes will be patched in to the final product at launch. The insinuation comes after Square Enix was forced to release a statement due to copies of the…

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Review: Desert Child – A Fantastic Retro Racer That's Way Too Short

Eat my red dust.Desert Child is pretty special. Stylistically, it’s a magical experience, its ‘90s adventure game art style mixing well with an absolutely fantastic soundtrack. Set on Olympia, a city on a fully-colonised Mars, in a not-to-distant future, its world is an intoxicating mix of cultures, from Aussie beach…

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Insurgency: Sandstorm Review – A Badass, Buggy Tactical Shooter

After a <a href="https://screenrant.com/insurgency-sandstorm-delayed/">last minute delay</a> the full launch version of <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/insurgency-sandstorm/"><strong><em>Insurgency: Sandstorm</em></strong></a> has arrived and it's been worth the wait. Of course, the delay…

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Rumor: Doom Patrol TV Show Will Include Danny The Street

A new report indicates that Danny The Street will be part of the cast of <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/dc-universe/">DC Universe</a>'s upcoming <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/doom-patrol/"><em><strong>Doom Patrol</strong></em></a> series. No voice actor has…

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THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK (2018) Movie Trailer: James Badge Dale Investigates a Militia After a Mass Shooting

  The Standoff at Sparrow Creek Trailer Henry Dunham‘s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) movie trailer stars James Badge Dale, Brian Geraghty, Patrick Fischler,…

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SNL Parodies It's A Wonderful Life In Final 2018 Episode

The final <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/saturday-night-live/"><strong><em>Saturday Night Live</em></strong></a> episode of 2018 opened with a parody of <em><strong><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/its-a-wonderful-life/">It's A Wonderful Life</a> </strong></em>and more than a few satirical jabs…

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Ian's top ten best PSVR games of 2018

Welcome one and all to a very special Christmas episode of Ian’s VR Corner where I’ll be going over my top ten best PSVR games of 2018. The following list is completely my opinion and it only features games I’ve played, so if I’ve missed out on one of your…

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Harry Potter: 20 Things Hermione Did Between Deathly Hallows And Cursed Child

Of the three main characters in the <strong><em>Harry Potter </em></strong>universe, Hermione has to be the most important. Yes, Harry’s the actual protagonist, but without Hermione,…

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Gilmore Girls: 20 Storylines The Show Wants Fans To Forget

<strong><em>Gilmore Girls </em></strong>enjoyed the reputation of being one of WB’s most groundbreaking shows of the 2000s, making its debut in October 2000 and taking its…

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Yes, Spider-Verse's Old Peter is The TRUE Spider-Man

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Warning: SPOILERS for <em>Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse</em></strong></p>

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Granblue Fantasy Versus Is a New PS4 Fighting Game from Arc System Works

And another one.Geez, this Granblue thing is big business, huh? Cygames is not only paying Platinum Games to make a full-scale PlayStation 4 action RPG based on the smartphone series, but it’s also roped in Dragon Ball FighterZ developer Arc System Works for a fighter as well. The one-on-one brawler…

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SUNSET (2018) Movie Trailer 2: Juli Jakab Tries to Reclaim a Piece of her Birthright During Unrest in Budapest

  Sunset Trailer 2 The second movie trailer for Sunset / Napszállta (2018) has been released. The first trailer for Sunset can be found here.…

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PS4 Action RPG Exclusive Granblue Fantasy: Relink Is Looking Grand

Under-the-radar Platinum Games title shines.Perhaps it’s because there’s been no Western confirmation just yet, but it’s surprising just how much Granblue Fantasy: Relink is slipping under the radar. The PlayStation 4 exclusive action RPG – which is being developed by industry sweetheart Platinum Games – has been demoed in intricate…

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Kingdom Hearts III Copies Hit the Streets a Month Before Release

Taking the Mickey.You may want to be careful out there Kingdom Hearts fans: copies of the long-awaited third instalment in the series have leaked – over a month prior to the sequel’s launch. Kingdom Hearts III videos are already being uploaded and shared around the web after an errant copy…

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Kingdom Hearts 3 community braces itself for spoilers after big gameplay leak

The Kingdom Hearts 3 community is doing its best to avoid spoilers after at least one copy of the game changed hands and gameplay hit the internet.This damaging leak comes over a month before the game is due to launch officially, on 25th January 2019.Footage of the title screen, install…

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PS Store Now Allows You to Change Region in Europe

Brexit.There’s an unexpected tab been added to the European PlayStation Store overnight: the ability to change region and language. Located near to the bottom of the plaza’s menu, the feature allows you to see storefronts from around the continent and even alter the language. We haven’t tested purchasing anything just…

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Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? – Issue 250

Craig Charles would be proud.There are ten days until Christmas – wait, what?! Wow, this has really crept up on us and we haven’t even bought all of our presents yet. Never mind, there’s still a week to go, right? Right. We’ll be spending this weekend in front of a…

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That nightmarish Sonic movie poster is real

There’s a Sonic movie in the works. That much you probably knew, given the viral reaction to the film’s first teaser image. Now, the Sonic movie nightmare continues with a new poster – now confirmed to be real – that does things with Sonic’s legs that shouldn’t be done to…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout gets custom games next week

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout gets custom games next week, Treyarch has announced.Blackout custom games will let players drop into their own private match of Call of Duty’s battle royale to explore the map, the developer said in a post on the Black Ops 4 subreddit.You’ll be able…

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Vince McMahon Returning to "Shake Up" WWE on Monday's Raw

<a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/wwe/"><strong>WWE</strong></a> Chairman and CEO Vince "Mr." McMahon will return to <em>Raw</em> this Monday for a rare appearance in which he's set to "shake up"…

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Avengers 4: Every Update You Need To Know

<strong><a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/the-avengers-4/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><em>Avengers: Endgame</em></a> </strong>will arrive next summer to resolve the shocking <a href="https://screenrant.com/avengers-infinity-war-ending-cliffhanger-explained/">cliffhanger ending of <em>Avengers: Infinity War</em></a>, wrapping up the story of…

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5 Ways Warner Bros Can Try To Appease Snyder Cut Fans

Warner Bros. and DC need to find a way to appease fans clamoring for a Snyder Cut of <a href="https://screenrant.com/tag/justice-league/"><strong><em>Justice League</em></strong></a>. Since the release of <em>Justice…

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Epic pulls overpowered Infinity Blade from Fortnite

Epic has pulled the Infinity Blade weapon from Fortnite for being overpowered.Epic added the sword from its mobile game of the same name just four days ago, but players quickly found it to be ruining the battle royale game.The Infinity Blade was a one-off item that could be picked up…

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YOGO: You only game once

I recently finished Detroit: Become Human, a game that not only challenges my knuckle-draggingly slow death-by-procrastination choice process, but also raised some rather disturbing revelations as to how potentially sociopathic I might just be. I mean I felt good (sort of) about my decisions. I wanted the best possible result…

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20 Crazy Details Behind The Making Of The Wolverine Movies

As the saying goes – he’s the best at what he does, and what he does isn’t nice. But the actor behind Wolverine has done…

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25 Wild Details Behind The Making Of Peaky Blinders

<strong><em>Peaky Blinders</em></strong> has resonated with audiences all over the globe. We’ve enjoyed four seasons of Steven Knight’s crime saga, and during that time, it has…

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‘Spider-Man’ producer Amy Pascal hopes Marvel and Sony will continue sharing the character

The idea of Spider-Man swinging into the Marvel Cinematic Universe was only a dream until February 2015. That’s when Sony and Marvel Studios (parent company Disney) announced an unprecedented deal that would allow both studios to use the character. The deal was extended once before, but as the current pact…

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Microtransactions Arrive in Red Dead Online, You Can Now Buy Gold Bars In-Game

Panning for gold.Good news, everyone: the ability to make in-game purchases in Red Dead Online has been switched on. As part of Rockstar’s latest blog post, the publisher confirmed that, with patch 1.05, the microtransaction store has been enabled in the online portion of Red Dead Redemption 2. The below…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Patch 1.05 Released, Contains More Fixes for Red Dead Online

Plus, claim some free in-game currency.Hot on the heels of patch 1.04, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been updated once again, this time bringing some more stability improvements and fixes to Red Dead Online. “Title Update 1.05 has been released addressing general improvements to fix game stability, save data and…

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PlayStation Store Sales Charts: Red Dead Redemption 2 Stands Unshaken on PS4

One more big take.As 2018 draws to a close, Sony’s released the sales charts for both the North American and European PlayStation Store, and it’s Red Dead Redemption 2 that takes the top spot in November. It swaps positions with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 in both territories, while…

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Kingdom Hearts III PS4 Pro Bundle Announced

Limited edition console is a looker.Sony has unveiled a limited edition Kingdom Hearts III PS4 Pro console, and it’s a good one. As you can see from the images, the console has a subtle yet intricate design that features lots of Kingdom Hearts iconography. Even if you’re not a fan…

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Save on PlayStation Hits Range with 2 for £25 Sale on EU PlayStation Store

Classic bargains.If the recent Christmas sales weren’t enough, Sony’s introduced another offer for European PS4 owners. This one focuses on the PlayStation Hits range of games, a selection of PS4’s top titles that are already down to a reduced price. Each game is £15.99, but if you buy two in…

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PSVR Puzzler A Fisherman's Tale Spins a Yarn on 22nd January

There’s always a lighthouse.We quite like the look of A Fisherman’s Tale. The premise, in which Bob the fisherman is caught in an infinite loop within his lighthouse, is an odd one, but we can’t say we’re not intrigued to learn more. Luckily, it won’t be too long before we…

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TV Trailers: VIKINGS ‘The Lost Moment’; DOCTOR WHO ‘Resolution’; CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, & More

  TV Show Trailers for Vikings, Doctor Who, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Other TV Series New TV show trailers, promos, and clips have been…

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'My PS4 Life' Tells You How Much Time You've Put Into Your Favourite Games

Get your own video now.You may have noticed as you browse your social media that some PS4 owners are sharing some interesting, unique videos about their playing habits. Recently, Sony opened up a new web page called My PS4 Life, and it’s here that you can create a bespoke video,…

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