• Microsoft Is Trying To Grow Halo's Esports Viewership With Halo Infinite: Here's How

    Microsoft Is Trying To Grow Halo's Esports Viewership With Halo Infinite: Here's How
    Microsoft has big plans to grow Halo's esports viewership in the future, and developer 343 Industries has now outlined why viewership is so important and how the studio is going about expanding the reach of competitive Halo.In a blog post, Halo's esports boss Tashi started off by explaining why viewership is so important. He explained that more viewership means more people getting involved in Halo, which in turn is good for the franchise overall."If a game is entertaining to watch, has great esp
  • Battlefield 6's Murder Robot Rumor And Warzones Endgame

    Battlefield 6's Murder Robot Rumor And Warzones Endgame
    Battlefield 6 rumors include robots, Osprey aircraft, and a desert island map reveal while Call Of Duty keeps adding fantasy content to Warzone and we look at if it could wind up like Call Of Duty: Mobile
  • Halo Infinite Features Return Of Legendary Multiplayer Announcer, Adaptive Battle Music

    Halo Infinite Features Return Of Legendary Multiplayer Announcer, Adaptive Battle Music
    Halo Infinite is making some major changes to the series' art direction, focusing on the simpler and iconic design of the original trilogy, but there is also a lot of work going into the game's sound. The tricky balancing act of blending the old with the new was a challenge for 343 Industries, and the development team has offered some details on what you can expect.In a new Ask343 development video, the audio design team spoke about the iconic elements it's keeping from past games, including the
  • Street Fighter V's Rose Will Pummel You With Tarot Magic

    Street Fighter V's Rose Will Pummel You With Tarot Magic
    Capcom has released a new gameplay video for the previously teased Rose, who is making her return to the series in Street Fighter V very soon. The tarot-wielding fighter is an unusual character who will keep her enemies off-balance with a mix of melee and magical abilities.Rose's signature abilities make use of tarot magic and can grab and slam down enemies from range, and she can also use anti-air attacks to keep them from closing in. She's also capable of mixing it up with punches and kicks wh
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  • Mass Effect Lore: The First Contact War

    Mass Effect Lore: The First Contact War
    This week in our Mass Effect lore series, Jordan delves into The First Contact War between humans and Turians. It may happen before the events of the Mass Effect trilogy, but it's a key event that sets the stage for humanity's place in the galaxy in Mass Effect 1.
  • Days Gone Director, Analyst Disagree Over Why Big Games Can Flop

    Days Gone Director, Analyst Disagree Over Why Big Games Can Flop
    It doesn't appear we'll be getting a sequel to Sony Bend's Days Gone, and some of the game's creative leadership is no longer at the studio. This includes director and writer John Garvin, who appeared to put the blame for games not getting sequels--at least in part--on players not willing to pay full price at launch.Speaking to fellow former Sony developer David Jaffe, Garvin said (via VGC) that "If you love a game, buy it at full ****ing price," and said he has heard players talk about getting
  • Resident Evil Village Demo Gameplay (PS5)

    Resident Evil Village Demo Gameplay (PS5)
    Get a glimpse of 27 minutes of gameplay from the Resident Evil Village Demo, which showcases combat, crafting, exploration and more in the Village area. We fight off lycans and make our way through the village in the latest demo on the PlayStation 5. The next demo on April 24th, will allow you to check out the castle area. Here you'll most likely run into Lady Dimitrescu and her three daughters. You'll have from 5pm PDT to 1am PDT to try out the demo.
  • Amazon Reportedly Cancels Lord Of The Rings MMO

    Amazon Reportedly Cancels Lord Of The Rings MMO
    Amazon has reportedly canceled its long-awaited Lord of the Rings MMO game, making it just the latest in a growing list of unreleased projects from the tech giant. However, it appears this game's cancellation came from a contract dispute rather than any issue with creating something that met quality standards.Bloomberg reported on April 17 that issues arose after co-developer Leyou Technologies was purchased by Tencent back in December. Amazon and Tencent could not then come to an agreement to c
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  • E3 2021: Schedule, Participants, And What To Expect

    E3 2021: Schedule, Participants, And What To Expect
    E3 2021 is going to look a lot different than the E3 events of years past. Rather than host a large, in-person event like we've seen every other year except 2020, the ESA has chosen to host a digital show featuring a number of development and publishing partners. This will give everyone the chance to see trailers and announcements online while also giving companies the freedom to run events their own way. GameSpot is also participating in the gaming frenzy this June with the return of Play For A
  • Path Of Exile Studio Let Paid Streamers Skip Server Queue, Apologizes

    Path Of Exile Studio Let Paid Streamers Skip Server Queue, Apologizes
    Path of Exile 2 is on the way, but the first game's latest expansion, Ultimatum, launched this week. It was a bit of a mess, to put it mildly, with players stuck waiting in server queues and unable to play. However, the problems were amplified because of Grinding Gear Games' decision to let paid streamers skip the lines and start playing right away. As spotted by Eurogamer, Path of Exile producer Chris Wilson explained on a Reddit thread that the Ultimatum Challenge League, which is a risk/rewar
  • Firearms Expert Reacts To Resident Evil 7’s Guns

    Firearms Expert Reacts To Resident Evil 7’s Guns
    Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms & Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the weaponry of Resident Evil 7, including the iconic Remington 870 shotgun, and the PP-19 Bizon-2 submachine gun, alongside some of the Baker family’s more unique contraptions.
  • Here's How Sony Made The PS5's Packaging Fully Recyclable

    Here's How Sony Made The PS5's Packaging Fully Recyclable
    When you get your PS5--if you're lucky enough to find one--you'll notice right away that its packaging is different from other consoles. This was a conscious decision by Sony to make the entire box recyclable, and it managed to do so without sacrificing protection.In a post on the Sony Interactive Entertainment website, director of environment and technical compliance Kieren Mayers said that Sony has committed to eliminating plastic use in small product packaging by 2025 in an effort to cut down
  • PS5 Is Best-Selling Game Console Ever Through Five Months

    PS5 Is Best-Selling Game Console Ever Through Five Months
    The PS5 has often been almost impossible to find, but that hasn't stopped Sony's new system from selling a whole bunch of units--even if some were going to bots. Through five months, the PS5 is the best-selling game console in US history, both in terms of units sold as well as dollar sales.The numbers come from the latest NPD report, which showed that compared to last year at the same point, hardware sales are up by nearly 50%. This isn't a huge surprise, given that multiple game consoles launch
  • Alfred Molina Talks Returning To Doc Ock For Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Alfred Molina Talks Returning To Doc Ock For Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Rumors have been swirling for months that Alfred Molina would reprise his role as Doctor Octopus for Spider-Man: No Way Home, and treated as all but confirmed. Now, though, we have word straight from Doc Ock himself thanks to a new interview with Variety about his role in the recent thriller Promising Young Woman."When we were shooting [Spider-Man: No Way Home], we were all under orders not to talk about it, because it was supposed to be some great big secret," Molina told Variety. "But, you kno
  • Assassin's Creed Should Go Smaller With Its Setting, Not Bigger

    Assassin's Creed Should Go Smaller With Its Setting, Not Bigger
    Since the start, each mainline Assassin's Creed game has typically grown in size and superseded that of the previous title, with the three games in the prequel trilogy--Origins, Odyssey, and Valhalla--dwarfing all the others (with the exception of Black Flag, which continues to have one of the largest maps in the franchise to date). And though I've enjoyed my long journeys across the deserts of Ptolemaic Egypt, war-torn island communities of ancient Greece, and fields of Anglo-Saxon England, I t
  • F9: The Next Fast And Furious Film Will Premiere First Overseas

    F9: The Next Fast And Furious Film Will Premiere First Overseas
    Movies are coming back. Nature is healing. Distributors are still looking at their films on a case-by-case basis, and that means each movie has a separate distribution plan. Similarly, Universal is staggering the worldwide release of the upcoming F9: The Fast Saga, Deadline reports.According to the report, Fast & Furious 9 will release in China on May 21, five weeks before its North American release date of June 25. South Korea will apparently be able to see the film even earlier, on May 19.
  • Black Panther 2 Will Film In Georgia Despite Voting Law Outcry

    Black Panther 2 Will Film In Georgia Despite Voting Law Outcry
    If you watch any amount of television and film, you've seen the "Made in Georgia" emblem in the credits to something. Following the passing of a restrictive voting law, though, there's been some question about whether various productions will pull out of the state and find a new place to film. Marvel Studios' Black Panther 2 will stay in Georgia, though, director Ryan Coogler said in a new op-ed published in Shadow and Act."When I was informed of the passage of SB202 in the state, and its ramifi
  • Destiny 2 Trials Of Osiris Map And Rewards This Week (April 16-20)

    Destiny 2 Trials Of Osiris Map And Rewards This Week (April 16-20)
    If you missed your earlier chances at the PvP favorite hand cannon Igneous Hammer in Destiny 2, good news--it's back in this weekend's Trials of Osiris. You'll absolutely want to play some this weekend to earn one (or several), along with the other new Trials gear this season. Here's the map you're facing this week and a full rundown of the rewards you can earn.As always, this weekend's Trials event continues to the Tuesday weekly reset, so you've got until April 20 to earn rewards and spend tok
  • Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 5 Recap: What We Learned From "Truth" And What's Coming Next

    Falcon And The Winter Soldier Episode 5 Recap: What We Learned From "Truth" And What's Coming Next
    We've reached the penultimate episode of Falcon and The Winter Soldier, which means the series finale is just one week away. Still, despite the clock rapidly ticking down, we've got plenty of mysteries and unanswered questions left swirling around the show to dig into--so many, in fact, that there's a real chance we may not get resolutions for all of them in only one episode. But the potential for a second season or any number of spin-off shows or movie cameos for the cast remains on the table,
  • Not Every Sequel Needs A "Grand New Idea," And That Includes F-Zero

    Not Every Sequel Needs A "Grand New Idea," And That Includes F-Zero
    Recently retired designer Takaya Imamura had a hand in many of Nintendo's most beloved games and franchises during his 30-plus year career at the company, including the now-dormant sci-fi racing series F-Zero. It's been more than 16 years since the last F-Zero game--2004's F-Zero Climax--released on the Game Boy Advance, with little indication that Nintendo has any interest in dusting the series off. And if Imamura's recent comments are anything to go by, the company seems to have a disappointin
  • 9 Things We Learned At Universal Studios Hollywood's Reopening

    9 Things We Learned At Universal Studios Hollywood's Reopening
    After being closed for over a year, California's Universal Studios Hollywood has reopened and while some things remain the same, there are also a number of differences. From new safety protocols to additions to the park, there's plenty to talk about when plotting a visit. What's more, with Disneyland's grand reopening coming on April 30, Universal should be a pretty good indicator of what to expect should you be planning to visit there.To see for ourselves what the new Universal Studios is like,
  • Fortnite Crew Subscribers Can Get 3 Months Of Spotify Premium For Free Soon

    Fortnite Crew Subscribers Can Get 3 Months Of Spotify Premium For Free Soon
    Fortnite Crew subscribers can now get three months of Spotify Premium for free. Any Fortnite Crew subscriptions made between March 22 and June 30 can qualify you for a redeemable code.Players can start redeeming their codes starting on April 22 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. All codes expire on August 1. The offer can only activate on accounts that have never purchased Premium.The Spotify Premium deal is only available in select countries, including the United States and UK.Continue Reading at GameSpot
  • Opinion: Falcon And The Winter Soldier Has A Villain Problem

    Opinion: Falcon And The Winter Soldier Has A Villain Problem
    Throughout WandaVision's early episodes, viewers complained that the show needed a villain. The next MCU show, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, has the opposite problem: The show has two villains, but neither really works. Karli Morgenthau and John Walker each fit the definition of an antagonist for Sam and Bucky, but neither is a good villain--albeit for very different reasons.Let's talk about John Walker first. The new Captain America, borrowing from the stories of "US Agent" in the comics,
  • Another Excuse To Talk About Resident Evil Village's Lady Dimitrescu

    Another Excuse To Talk About Resident Evil Village's Lady Dimitrescu
    It's been love at first sight with Lady Dimitrescu, however, looks can surely be deceiving. And while we’re all a little busy fetishizing the tall vampire lady, what do we actually know about her?
  • LCD vs. LED Monitors For Gaming: Differences And Technology Explained

    LCD vs. LED Monitors For Gaming: Differences And Technology Explained
    From panel technology to refresh rates, there are a lot of things to consider when looking for a new gaming monitor. To aid you on your journey for the perfect setup, we're breaking down two of the most common display technology terms: LED and LCD. Here's what you need to know about LED and LCD screens, what the terms stand for, and how they factor into modern gaming monitors.What is LCD and how does it work?LCD stands for liquid-crystal display, which refers to how the monitor works. Behind the
  • Brie Larson Shows Tessa Thompson How To Play Fortnite

    Brie Larson Shows Tessa Thompson How To Play Fortnite
    In a YouTube video sponsored by Epic, Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) shows Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) how to play Fortnite. The 10-minute video follows Larson demonstrating how to pick up weapons, tame a wolf, and eventually, achieve a Victory Royale.Larson says that she's clocked in a lot of hours in the game, mentioning that, "I stopped checking how many hours I've played. But a couple months into the pandemic, I was at about 300 hours." (She does indeed own Fortnite's Captain Marvel skin.)Thomps
  • Cinderella's Evil Stepsisters Movie In The Works From Bridesmaids Duo Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo

    Cinderella's Evil Stepsisters Movie In The Works From Bridesmaids Duo Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo
    On the heels of the recently released Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, writer-actor team Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo are currently writing an untitled, live-action musical comedy about Cinderella's evil stepsisters. News of the project and the pair's involvement was first reported by Deadline, who is also indicating that due to the movie's early stage, it's not yet known whether Wiig and Mumolo will also be starring in the film.Together, Wiig and Mumolo made a huge impact in writing the 2011
  • How To Watch Overwatch League Week 1: Start Times, Platform, And More

    How To Watch Overwatch League Week 1: Start Times, Platform, And More
    The Overwatch League kicks off its 2021 season today, April 16, and you can watch the entirety of the action right from your living room. A whole bunch of teams are competing in successive matches, and the official website makes it easy for you to keep track of your favorites and stay up to date on their matches.Here's how to watch The Overwatch League's 2021 season.Overwatch League Start Time And ScheduleThe Overwatch League kicks off on April 16 at noon PT / 3 PM ET with a match between the Ho
  • Pat McAfee Joins WWE Smackdown Live Announce Team

    Pat McAfee Joins WWE Smackdown Live Announce Team
    Friday morning, WWE announced that Pat McAfee will debut as the new commentator on Smackdown, joining Michael Cole at ringside. This comes after Corey Graves moved to Raw, to join Byron Saxton and new commentator, MLB and NHL announcing veteran Adnan Virk, on that show's new announce team. Previously, ring veteran Samoa Joe was a member of the Raw commentary team but was recently released, along with other WWE superstars. Tom Phillips will head to being the backstage voice of 205 Live as well as
  • Oculus Quest Adds Subscription Options For Fitness, Meditation, And Music Apps

    Oculus Quest Adds Subscription Options For Fitness, Meditation, And Music Apps
    Oculus Quest is getting subscription options in several of its popular apps, giving active users more content across fitness, workplace, music, and meditation programs. The system is not one-size-fits-all, offering additional content in certain apps while being required to use others. However, anything you already purchased from an existing app will still be available, no matter what."With app subscriptions, some of your favorite developers will be able to seamlessly deliver new, exciting conten

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