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F1 2017 – Born To… Make History Gameplay Trailer
Jul 27, 2017 - 11:29 AM - by Emabulator


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Get your motors running with our brand new gameplay trailer for F1 2017. Make History in F1 2017, out 25th August.
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Heroes of the Storm Garrosh Spotlight
Jul 27, 2017 - 10:03 AM - by Evil Avatar

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As the new warchief of the Horde, Garrosh is a proud and vicious warrior who rules with an iron fist. His hatred for the Alliance burns like wildfire, and he will stop at nothing to destroy them. By his axe, the orcs will reclaim their rightful glory. Lok’tar ogar, Heroes!
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Matt Damon kills a lot of people in the Suburbicon Trailer
Jul 27, 2017 - 9:59 AM - by Evil Avatar


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uburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.
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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Season Pass Announced
Jul 27, 2017 - 9:40 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Wolfenstein II – The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass

The time has come to once again refresh the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Nazis have overrun the world, and while BJ Blazkowicz is busy igniting a new revolution in America, other freedom fighters are waging war on their own fronts. Soon you can step into the brave soles of a former football player, an assassin and an Army captain, and battle to restore the soul of America in Wolfenstein II: The Freedom Chronicles. Starring a trio of larger-than-life heroes, The Freedom Chronicles includes three DLC packs:

• The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe – As former professional quarterback Joseph Stallion, smash through Nazi hordes from the ruins of Chicago to the vastness of space!

• The Diaries of Agent Silent Death – As ex-OSS agent and assassin Jessica Valiant, infiltrate Nazi bunkers in California and discover the secrets of Operation San Andreas!

• The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins – As the US Army’s renowned hero Captain Gerald Wilkins, embark on a mission to Nazi-controlled Alaska to dismantle Operation Black Sun!

All three DLC packs are available in The Freedom Chronicles Season Pass, which you can purchase now for $24.99 (US) / £17.99 (UK) / $34.95 (AUS). We’ll have more info soon, including release dates and additional gameplay details
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4205 Cast - Evolve
Jul 26, 2017 - 4:24 PM - by 4205 Cast

It's our favorite time of year again, when it's time to talk about what happens in Vegas! Evolution celebrates 15 years and we can't help but go crazy over it! This week, Andre learns how to program, Theo decides Anime wasn't a mistake, Chris skips all the good parts and Joe falls from high places. We're coming at you live, though you'll hear us on tape delay, The Kings are back on EvilAvatar with the seventy-second episode of the 4205 Cast podcast and this week The Kings discuss Evolution 2017.

This week on the 4205 Cast - Evolve

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Well, Chris was on, so we had to talk about fighting games, right? Evolution 2017 crowned Street Fighter veteran Tokido as champion, nearly saw ChrisG repeat as Marvel 3 champ, but fall short, a glorious showing out of Tekken 7, and provided an amazing finish to Smash 4. With so much action, there was no doubt that we'd be talking about Evo.
Also as a bonus, we have a hybrid Spoilercast/Final Fantasy Retrospective episode on Final Fantasy XIV in the wake of the new Stormblood expansion. Have a listen!

Spoiler Warning 004 - Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood

Like the show? Check out the 4205 Cast on SoundCloud, Stitcher, and iTunes for all the back episodes you've missed, then check out the Kings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
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Fortnite Will Be Free Next Year, But It's Selling A Lot In The Meantime
Jul 26, 2017 - 3:20 PM - by Emabulator

Fortnite sales are off to a good start for Epic Games. GameSpot has the story.

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Fortnite is scheduled to launch in full sometime next year as a free-to-play game, and it was recently released in Early Access on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. However, it's currently only playable if you purchase a paid version of the game. In spite of the fact that it'll be free next year, Fortnite has already sold a lot of copies.

On Twitter today, Fortnite creative director Darren Sugg revealed that over 500,000 people have already purchased one of the game's paid tiers. It's currently available in several packs: the $40 standard version comes with access to the game as well as loot packs and cosmetic items. The $60 Deluxe, $80 Super Deluxe, and $150 Limited Editions include more bonuses like additional heroes, weapon packs, and more.

The long wait for the game appears to not have dampened player anticipation for it; in fact, if anything, excitement and interest seems even higher because of its delays. Fortnite was first revealed way back in December 2011; since then, it's gone through numerous revisions, with Epic's CEO saying in 2016 that "it's a game that takes time to get right."
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PS Plus: Free Games for August 2017
Jul 26, 2017 - 12:51 PM - by Emabulator

Sony has announced the August lineup of free games for PS Plus members. Sony is also offering 99 cent rentals on select movies, and PS Plus members can play Doom for free from July 27th until the 30th.

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First up, we have the excellent and chaotic Just Cause 3. Take Rico Rodriguez on a truly wild ride to liberate Medici from military dictatorship. Your greatest weapon is your ingenuity. And explosions.

Next we have Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, a standalone adventure set after the events of Black Flag. Guide Adewale on an emotional story, using his skills as an assassin and his deep convictions to free oppressed people.

Full lineup:
  • Just Cause 3, PS4
  • Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, PS4
  • Super Motherload, PS3
  • Snakeball, PS3
  • Downwell, PS Vita (crossbuy with PS4)
  • Level 22, PS Vita
And those are your free games for August. But wait, there’s more for PS Plus members.

PS Plus Summer Movies are here! Enjoy six weeks of 99¢ rentals – selected for you from this summer’s hottest blockbusters. Starting us off with a bang, The Lego Batman Movie – handpicked for the whole family to enjoy. Check out the full schedule of movies below, then head over to PS Store each week to enjoy 99¢ rentals.

You can download the PlayStation Video app on Android or iOS devices and watch your movies on the go. Once rented, your unwatched movies stay in My Videos for up to 30 days. Hot right?

For Free-to-Play, Dreadnaught, launching in open beta on August 1st, will be offering a $20 PlayStation Plus pack starting August 15th. All PlayStation Plus members will also get the Ravenswood Plus Pack free.

There’s lot of great stuff to look forward to, but if you want something immediate, this weekend only, PlayStation Plus members can play Doom for free starting tomorrow, Thursday the 27th until the 30th. Play all weekend long, then save 50% on the full game purchase in the PlayStation Store with a PlayStation Plus exclusive discount, which is available through August 3rd.
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EA Announces The Sims 4 is Coming to Consoles in November
Jul 26, 2017 - 11:43 AM - by Emabulator

EA has announced that The Sims 4 is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 17th.

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and Maxis today announced The Sims™ 4, the previously PC/Mac-only game that celebrates creativity, inclusivity and freedom of choice, will be coming to Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 players worldwide on November 17th. From creating unique Sims and building amazing homes to developing Sim’s relationships and pursuing careers, The Sims 4 delivers the same emotional connection our PC players cherish to a new wave of console players. Fans will enjoy being empowered to create and control people in a vibrant virtual world as they experience life’s unpredictable, entertaining moments along the way.

“The addition of a console-version of The Sims 4 has been long-awaited by fans and newcomers alike, and we at Maxis are beyond excited to bring The Sims to new platforms,” said Executive Producer, Lyndsay Pearson. “The game delivers a beautiful The Sims experience on console and comes packed with tons of the fan-favorite content, so players can look forward to the unique gameplay, self-expression, and fun that have come to be tentpoles of The Sims brand. The possibilities to play with life are as endless as the players’ creativity.”
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Need for Speed Payback - Car Customization Trailer
Jul 26, 2017 - 11:28 AM - by Emabulator


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Rav 'The Alchemist' Chaudhry has the lowdown on everything customization in Need for Speed Payback.

Your car is at the center of everything you do. Craft unique rides with deeper performance and visual customization than ever before.

Endlessly fine-tune your performance through each of the distinct car classes (Race, Drift, Off-Road, Drag, and Runner), to turn the tables on the competition in any race, mission, or challenge. Find abandoned vehicles scattered throughout the world to build your perfect car from the ground up. Collect, win, or buy the hottest after-market parts and craft a fleet of perfect driving machines.
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Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth - Dragoon Trailer
Jul 26, 2017 - 10:19 AM - by Emabulator


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The Dragoon is ready to shield your party from harm in Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth

Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth – The fifth main installment of the long-running Etrian Odyssey series is finally arriving! Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth chronicles the quest of a new adventurer (hey, that’s you!) as he or she attempts to reach the top of the towering Yggdrasil Tree. For it is said that whoever braves the dangers of the dreaded Yggdrasil Labyrinth and reaches the summit will have their greatest wish fulfilled…
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Check out the Coldheart Exotic Rifle you get with the Destiny 2 Pre-Order
Jul 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Experimental energy. Deadly precision. Cold as ice. Pre-order Destiny 2 and get the Coldheart Exotic Trace Rifle.

New Legends Will Rise on September 6.
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James Franco heist horror movie The Vault hits theaters & VOD on September 1st
Jul 26, 2017 - 9:56 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. The heist begins smoothly, but mayhem ensues when the defiant bank manager sends them to a basement-level vault—home to something truly evil.

Starring Academy Award® Nominee James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, and Scott Haze. The Vault is the latest film from The Signal writer/director Dan Bush.
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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Strawberry Milkshake Gameplay
Jul 26, 2017 - 9:51 AM - by Evil Avatar


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Adobe To End-Of-Life Its Browser Crashing Plugin Flash
Jul 25, 2017 - 1:00 PM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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If you've ever had your browser crash--and who hasn't?--there's a good chance that Flash was to blame. Adobe, the company behind Flash, has announced its plans to kill off the platform in the coming years.

In a post on its website today, Adobe announced it will "end-of-life Flash," which means it will go through the process of phasing it out as companies continue to migrate to alternatives. "Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats," it said.

The next three-plus years will still see Flash supported by Adobe, including the release of security updates. It will, however, "move more aggressively to EOL Flash in certain geographies where unlicensed and outdated versions of Flash Player are being distributed." Various companies, including Microsoft, Apple (which gleefully notes that it's already blocked by default in Safari), and Google, all have their own plans for handling the phase out for Flash, but the end result is that you should begin seeing it even less than you have recently.

It's a move that has been a long time coming--Apple famously left out support for Flash from the iPhone, which portended its inevitable demise almost a decade ago. The tech has been largely rendered obsolete as other standards have emerged, including HTML5.
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Total War: Warhammer II - Norsca Gameplay First Glance Video
Jul 25, 2017 - 11:57 AM - by Emabulator


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A first glance at Norsca, our early adopter bonus for Total War: WARHAMMER II, out on 10 August 2017.

In the Shadowlands - lands bereft of hope - tribes of men are driven by primal fury; born of slaughter beneath the calamitous gaze of their Ruinous gods. The Norscans fight relentlessly, raiding far and wide for a worthwhile foe. Let the Old World tremble, for the Northmen come!
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Civilization VI – First Look Trailer: Nubia
Jul 25, 2017 - 11:39 AM - by Emabulator


Get a first look at the Nubian civilization and its leader, Amanitore.

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Super Cloudbuilt Launch Trailer
Jul 25, 2017 - 11:16 AM - by Emabulator


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Developer Coilworks and publisher Double Eleven today announce that *Super Cloudbuilt*, the gorgeous parkour platformer which dares players to tear across treacherous stages with the help of a trusty jetpack and blaster, is now available on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. Xbox One fans can also dash into the game’s breathtaking world on July 28th.
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Fortnite Out Now, Launch Trailer #Fortnite
Jul 25, 2017 - 10:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Epic Games Officially Launches Fortnite for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac

Epic Games is excited to announce that Fortnite, its third-person Action Building game, is available now in paid Early Access for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, Fortnite invites players to team up as they build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting within giant worlds where no two games are ever the same.

Players can view Fortnite in action in this all-new gameplay launch trailer and register to play at fortnite.com.

Epic also revealed the cast of veteran voice actors lending their talents to help the story of Fortnite shine across hundreds of hours of gameplay. Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn, Life is Strange) stars as the voice of Ray, a quirky yet, very human, little robot that guides players through their adventures. Players will also hear Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack), Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City), Amy Pemberton (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Andrew Kishino (Bulletstorm) among the talented voices directed by veteran actor JB Blanc (Horizon: Zero Dawn).

"As we created the world of Fortnite, with its heroic moments and quirky sense of humor, we knew it would be important to have a mixture of veteran voices and exceptional new talent in order to connect the players to the game's story," said Creative Director Darren Sugg. “Just as we've built Fortnite with the players, we were honored to have a group of amazing performers become part of our community and to help us bring this brand new world to life."
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August 2017 Games with Gold Announced
Jul 25, 2017 - 9:46 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Grow Your Game Library with August’s Games with Gold

It’s time to harvest some great titles this August thanks to another stellar Games with Gold lineup. On August 1, the open-world farming simulator Slime Rancher will make its console debut on Xbox One, where you can care for your own galactic farm full of cute (slimy) creatures. Then starting on August 16, take on the wide variety of platform-racing stunt challenges in Trials Fusion.

The Summer fun isn’t over yet! Coming to Xbox 360, and Xbox One through Backward Compatibility, we’ll have the modern-classic Bayonetta available from August 1 to August 15. Then get your butt to Mars and fight for the future in Red Faction: Armageddon from August 16 – August 30.

All games will be available for a limited time only as part of Games with Gold, so get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!

• Slime Rancher ($19.99): Available Aug 1-31 on Xbox One

• Trials Fusion ($19.99): Available Aug 16-Sep 15 on Xbox One

• Bayonetta ($19.99): Available Aug 1-15 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One

• Red Faction: Armageddon ($29.99): Available Aug 16-31 on Xbox 360 & Xbox One
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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Kang The Conqueror Trailer
Jul 25, 2017 - 9:41 AM - by Evil Avatar

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LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Spotlights Kang the Conqueror in NEW SDCC Trailer

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a new trailer for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 featuring Kang the Conqueror, a time-travelling Super Villain who has stolen numerous cities from across time and space to form the expansive Open Hub World of Chronopolis. First revealed at Comic-Con International: San Diego, the video spotlights Kang in his ultimate quest to take over the universe, as well as the many Marvel locations that make up Chronopolis, including Ancient Egypt, New York City in 2099, Wakanda, Xandar and many other Marvel settings.

At Comic-Con, TT Games also revealed a brand new character created in tandem with Marvel Games, fusing together the ever popular Carnage and Venom to form a new Marvel Super Villain called Carnom, a character who has never existed in the Marvel Universe before and is completely unique to LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Along with Carnom, TT Games announced a slew of other characters coming to the game, including Howard the Duck and his Iron Duck variant, who will be voiced by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, Gwenpool, the fan-favorite amalgam of Gwen Stacy and Deadpool, Vulture, from the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” film, Cosmo the Spacedog, Doctor Octopus, Forbush Man, Greenskyn Smashtroll and Throg. These Super Heroes and Super Villains will join the recently revealed Medusa and Lockjaw of the Inhumans, all playable in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.
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Uncharted: The Lost Legacy - Western Ghats Gameplay Revealed
Jul 25, 2017 - 9:38 AM - by Evil Avatar

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As we count the weeks, days, and hours until you can experience Uncharted: The Lost Legacy beginning August 22, today we’re excited to debut nearly 14 minutes of new gameplay that takes place in the largest playable environment we’ve ever created.

We’ve done our best to limit spoilers, so be sure to check out the gameplay above to see just some of what you’ll be able to see and do in the Western Ghats chapter when Uncharted: The Lost Legacy arrives next month. What’s more, we’ve been traveling the globe giving the first-ever hands-on with the Western Ghats level, so drop by the PlayStation Blog and some of your favorite sites to see coverage, impressions, and more.
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Disastrous Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago left Niantic "horrified with the results"
Jul 24, 2017 - 2:38 PM - by Emabulator

VG247 has the story.

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Pokemon Go players weren’t the only ones who were “horrified”.

Even if you’re not a Pokemon Go player, I’m sure that by now, you’ve heard about the disastrous Pokemon Go fest in Chicago over the weekend.

The event was a big deal for Niantic. There was a livestream and Legendary pokemon were going to be announced. It was meant to be all sorts of fun, for young and old alike.

In reality, the game suffered a number of issues that weren’t just limited to the event. Niantic CEO John Hanke was met with booing when he took to the stage, and chants of “We Can’t Play” and “Fix the Game.”

If you think you can sit through the highlight reel (or lowlight?) of the most horrendous moments from the livestream, you can watch the cringe fest here. It’s one hell of a supercut.

For the most part, the hosts ignored the crowd’s boos, powering through as if it wasn’t happening. So what was Niantic thinking when all of this was going on.
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Microsoft's Phil Spencer on Xbox One X Pre-Orders
Jul 24, 2017 - 1:40 PM - by Emabulator

The Xbox One X will launch on November 7th for $499.99. Pre-orders for the unit are coming soon. IGN has the story.

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It won't be long before Microsoft opens pre-orders for Xbox One X, according to head of Xbox Phil Spencer.

"Our plan is set for this," Spencer said on Twitter when asked when the console will be available for pre-order. "All approvals are done so now just landing the announce with all the info, won't be too much longer."

Last month, Microsoft confirmed that all Xbox One games that feature 4K support will download its 4K assets for all Xbox One X users, regardless of their TV.
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Game & Movie Releases for July 23rd to July 29th, 2017
Jul 24, 2017 - 9:49 AM - by Evil Avatar

Releases for July 23rd to July 29th, 2017

Retail Games
Hey! Pikmin (3DS)
Miitopia (3DS)
Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (Switch)

Movies & TV
The Boss Baby
Ghost in the Shell
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Dragon Ball Super: Part One
Gifted
NHL: Stanley Cup 2017 Champions - Pittsburgh Penguins
Unforgettable
LEGO Scooby-Doo!: Blowout Beach Bash
Black Butterfly
Warlock 1-3 Collection
Emerald City: Season One
Where the Boys Are
Lost in America Criterion Collection
The Final Master
The Zodiac Killer
And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?: The Complete Series
Beyond the Darkness
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls - Complete Collection
Don't Look in the Basement/Don't Look in the Basement 2
The Complete Billy Jack Collection

Box Office
The Emoji Movie
Atomic Blonde
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Valerian Bombs on the Weekend Boxoffice Chart
Jul 24, 2017 - 9:21 AM - by Evil Avatar

It's victory for Dunkirk and Girls Trip at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse audiences to the theaters, even though cumulatively summer remains down 10% from last year.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of July 21st to July 23rd, 2017.
  1. Dunkirk $50.5/$50.5
  2. Girls Trip $30.3/$30.3
  3. Spider-Man: Homecoming $22.0/$251.7
  4. War for the Planet of the Apes $20.4/$97.7
  5. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets $17.0/$17.0
  6. Despicable Me 3 $12.7/$213.3
  7. Baby Driver $6.0/$84.2
  8. The Big Sick $5.0/$24.5
  9. Wonder Woman $4.6/$389.0
  10. Wish Upon $2.4/$10.5
  11. Cars 3 $1.9/$144.0
  12. Transformers: The Last Knight $1.1/$127.5

Valerian opened below Spider-Man and War for the Planet of the Apes, both returning after multiple weeks. Ouch.
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DC's Doomsday Clock Art Teases Universe Altering Crossover With Watchmen
Jul 23, 2017 - 11:26 AM - by Emabulator

GameSpot has the story.

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DC Comics has another large-scale event coming this fall, and for the first time, aspects of Alan Moore's iconic story The Watchmen will be combining with the DC Universe in Doomsday Clock. During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, writer Geoff Johns showed off some interior art for the book and vaguely discussed the story.

Ever since Watchmen's Dr. Manhattan appeared at the end of DC's Rebirth one-shot, back in June 2016, fans have been wanting answers. Rebirth relaunched the DC by combining elements of the New 52 line with Pre-Flashpoint material. A task this large could be daunting, but during a panel for the event at Comic-Con, writer Geoff Johns seemed up for the challenge.

While Doomsday Clock seemed to be the highlight of the panel, Johns was relatively tight-lipped about the event. "You'll know in the first page of the first issue, you'll know exactly what the story's about" Johns said during the panel.

The logo for the event mixes the Doomsday Clock with the Superman emblem. Johns said that the Man of Steel is the story but did not go much deeper into detail. Moving forward, Johns mentioned some more elements about the upcoming event: "I love seeing the smartest man from one world talking to the smartest man from another. And the smartest man from this world, from DC, is Lex Luthor. And that's all I'll say." Those familiar with Watchmen will know the smartest man on that world is Ozymandias. However, there is no confirmation about whether that character will appear in Doomsday Clock as of yet.
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Intel Skylake-X: Intel's New Six, Eight and Ten-Core CPUs Reviewed
Jul 23, 2017 - 8:44 AM - by Emabulator

The Digital Foundry at Eurogamer has the goods.

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The core takeaway from our first run of benches is that every i7 in the Basin Falls line-up - and by extension, other modern i7s like the 6700K and 7700K - are phenomenally good gaming CPUs. With the exception of the Ashes of the Singularity CPU stress test (designed to push the game engine beyond usual limits) all of these chips produces excellent gaming results. On top of that, performance minimums are all above the crucial 60 frames per second. And this is all with no overclocking - although all-core turbo (an out-of-the-box OC usually enabled by default) may be active here, despite disabling it in the BIOS. And that guarantee of tip-top performance really is what has made the i7 brand such a winner over the last few years: Core i5 gets you to 60fps for the majority of titles, while i7 takes care of the most challenging fare.

But to what extent do the many-core chips actually improve upon the quad-core experience? There has been talk of degraded gaming performance on Skylake-X and you will note that the the quad-core i7 7740X is managing to equal or best the six-core i7 7800X in a couple of tests. The interconnectivity fabric between the cores in the big chips has been revamped, and this has impacted game performance on some titles. But you can see that generally, more modern game engines tend to benefit from the additional cores - but the improvements are incremental at best, best felt in the lowest performing areas of those titles.

If you're ever looking for one single game on which to judge a prospective CPU purchase, Crysis 3 and its Welcome to the Jungle stage should be your number one destination. It thrives on whatever CPU resources you can throw at it, and the many-core chips love it with minimums in the 80s (vs 66fps on the quad-core 7740X). Mainstream CPUs don't stand a chance here, with even an overclocked i5 7600K at 4.8GHz unable stay north of 60fps (45ps minimum - really).
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Xbox Hardware Revenue Down 29% After Fall in Q4 Sales
Jul 23, 2017 - 8:08 AM - by Emabulator

MCV has the story.

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Microsoft has released its Q4 earnings report for FY17, and its gaming revenue has increased three per cent year-on-year to hit $1.6bn, driven largely by Xbox software sales and services.

This figure may well have been higher, however, were it not partly offset by a decline in Xbox hardware revenue. This fell by 29 per cent year-on-year, mostly due to lower prices and a decline in the volume of consoles sold, Microsoft said.

Software sales, meanwhile, were up 11 per cent year-on-year thanks to a higher volume of Xbox Live transactions. Indeed, Microsoft reported that there are now 53m active users on Xbox Live as of Q4 FY17 from 52m in Q3 FY17. That said, it's still down on Q2 FY17's 55m active users.

Gaming is just one part of Microsoft's personal computing section, however, which as a whole fell by two per cent year-on-year. This was due to declining revenue from Microsoft's phone division, which "contributed four percentage points of decline" according to Microsoft's earnings call slides.

"Our gaming business is now more than $9 billion, and growing profitably," Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella said during the company's earnings call.
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Thor: Ragnarok #SDCC Trailer #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 6:43 PM - by Evil Avatar


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DC's Legends of Tomorrow #SDCC Trailer #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 6:16 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Gotham Season 4 Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 6:06 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Westworld Season 2 Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 5:52 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Supergirl Season 3 #SDCC Trailer #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 5:44 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Orville Comic-Con Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 5:33 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 5:24 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Star Trek Discovery Comic Con Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 5:18 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Justice League Comic Con Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 22, 2017 - 1:31 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Ready Player One - #SDCC2017 Teaser Trailer
Jul 22, 2017 - 12:43 PM - by Emabulator


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From cinematic game changer Steven Spielberg comes Ernest Cline's holy grail of pop culture. Ready Player One - In Theaters March 30, 2018.
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Family Guy Pays Tribute to Adam West
Jul 22, 2017 - 11:59 AM - by Emabulator


"FAMILY GUY pays tribute to their beloved Mayor of Quahog."

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Iron Fist Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix, Taps New Showrunner
Jul 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM - by Emabulator

Raven Metzner (Fox's Sleepy Hollow, NBC's Heroes Reborn, and TNT's Falling Skies) will take over as showrunner for Iron Fist Season 2. Variety has the story.

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Netflix has renewed the Marvel series “Iron Fist” for Season 2.

Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb made the announcement at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. In addition, Loeb hinted that Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick) would team up with NYPD detective Misty Knight (Simone Missick), who first appeared in Season 1 of “Luke Cage.” The characters previously partnered together in the Marvel comic books.

“Iron Fist” stars “Game of Thrones” alum Finn Jones as Danny Rand, the heir to the multi-billion dollar Rand Corp. who returns to New York after training for years in the mysterious city of K’un-Lun. Through his training, he was chosen to be the living weapon known as the Iron Fist, which allows him to channel his chi energy into his fists.
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The LEGO Ninjago Movie Comic-Con Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 21, 2017 - 8:51 PM - by Evil Avatar


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The Defenders Comic-Con Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 21, 2017 - 8:46 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Preacher Comic-Con Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 21, 2017 - 8:29 PM - by Evil Avatar


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The Walking Dead Season 8 Trailer #SDCC #SDCC2017
Jul 21, 2017 - 8:21 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jul 21, 2017 - 8:07 PM - by Jetherik

We play games. Which brings up the question: What are you playing?
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Game of Thrones Comic-Con Trailer #SDCC
Jul 21, 2017 - 8:06 PM - by Evil Avatar


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Shelob Debuts in New Middle-earth: Shadow of War Trailer #SDCC
Jul 21, 2017 - 7:59 PM - by Evil Avatar


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The Second Map from BF1: They Shall Not Pass is Now Live for Premium Owners
Jul 21, 2017 - 4:14 PM - by Emabulator

The Escapist has the story.

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Yesterday marked the launch of the second map from the Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass DLC, as well as a week long free trial of Premium.

If you're a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owner, you may have noticed that a new map dropped yesterday. Named "Prise de Tahure," DICE says that the map is "set in the hours just before dawn in a small countryside town that serves as the arena in the fight over the Champagne-Ardennes region. Players will fight as the French or German army in high intensity, close combat battles over the control of the Tahure region."

If you are not a Premium Pass member, you may have also noticed that you have access to that map. Why? Because yesterday EA kicked off the first "Premium Trials" event for BF1. Until July 27, all the maps from the BF1 Premium Pass are available to everyone. That means you have a week to check out all the additional maps, the French Army, the Frontlines game mode, and more.

It is worth noting that you will only receive experience on the DLC maps if you actually own the Premium Pass or that specific DLC. Otherwise, your XP will be saved for you, and will be added retroactively if and when you purchase the additional content. There's one other restriction: DICE says that, "only owners of a Battlefield 1 Premium Pass or the specific expansion pack can spawn in with weapons and vehicles unique to the expansion."
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Pacific Rim: Uprising Teaser Trailer
Jul 21, 2017 - 1:25 PM - by Emabulator


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A new generation of Jaeger Pilots will stand tall for all humanity. What is a Jaeger? It’s you, times a thousand. Witness the next evolution of human invention, with the unveiling of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps Mark VI Jaeger Program, and visit GOJAEGER.COM to discover if you have what it takes to join the biggest heroes ever to walk the Earth.

One day, the monsters will return.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to? #DyingFetus
Jul 21, 2017 - 12:38 PM - by Emabulator


I have been getting my death metal groove on with the badass new album from Dying Fetus; Wrong One to F*** With.

What have you been listening to?
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Full Throttle Remastered Is Available Now On iOS
Jul 21, 2017 - 12:13 PM - by Emabulator

Game Informer has the story.

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Full Throttle Remastered released earlier this year on PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC, and now it's available on iOS for just $4.99.

Full Throttle is a classic LucasArts adventure game from 1995 that creator Tim Schafer and Double Fine just gave a fresh coat of paint. In our review, we said "The quirks of the original game are as attractive today as they were then, and this version does a fine job smoothing out the rough edges, making Full Throttle Remastered a road trip worth taking."
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DC's Next Movie Looks Likely To Be Shazam
Jul 21, 2017 - 11:52 AM - by Emabulator

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While Marvel's schedule is packed with future movies, things have been a bit less busy at DC. Justice League and Aquaman are both due out in the next 12 months, but beyond that, it has been unclear what the next movie from the studio will be. It has now been reported that Shazam will go into production early next year for a 2019 release.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Shazam will be directed by David F. Sandberg. Sanberg scored a hit last year with the thriller Lights Out, and his horror sequel Annabelle: Creation arrives next month.

Dwayne Johnson was previously announced in the role of Shazam's nemesis Black Adam and is set to appear in a spinoff movie focusing on that character. However, it is unknown if he will also appear in the Shazam movie.

Although Shazam will be the next DC film to start shooting, the studio has plenty more films in the pipeline. Following the huge success of Wonder Woman, a sequel is likely to be announced soon. War of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is set to direct the standalone Batman movie, while Suicide Squad director David Ayer is developing Gotham City Sirens, focusing on the female villains of the DC universe. It was also reported last week that The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra might helm Suicide Squad 2, replacing the previously rumoured Mel Gibson.
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Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite - #SDCC2017 Trailer
Jul 21, 2017 - 11:41 AM - by Emabulator


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Meet the newest cast additions to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - Mike Haggar, Frank West, Nemesis, Spider-Man, Gamora and Thanos. Plus get a glimpse at the Mind Stone Infinity Gem in action.
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Solstice Chronicles: MIA - Terminator Class Gameplay Video
Jul 21, 2017 - 11:25 AM - by Emabulator


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Battle for survival against waves of Martian mutants in this tactical twist on twin-stick shooters. Using the skills of your drone companion, make fight-or-flight decisions that drastically alter the threats you face. Will your choices lead you to freedom... or your doom?
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Krypton Comic Con Teaser
Jul 21, 2017 - 9:58 AM - by Evil Avatar

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Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe, The Halcyon) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Krypton premieres in 2018 on SYFY.
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George RR Martin Does Everything EXCEPT Work on Winds of Winter
Jul 20, 2017 - 5:49 PM - by vallor
Variety Online comes to us with the news that George RR Martin is has decided to bone up on his executive producer skills by helping bring "Who Fears Death" by African Author Nnedi Okorafor to the small screen with his long time partner HBO.


Interesting trivia: author Nnedi Okorafor actually finished her series. GRRM might want to take some notes.

I wonder where actually finishing his own series fits on his to-do list. Obviously below his SJW political activism, writing sci-fi novellas to option off to the Syfy channel, and writing novellas based on GoT.
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Bright | Official Trailer
Jul 20, 2017 - 5:29 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel


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Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22th.
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PS4 Leads US Hardware Sales In June 2017 NPDs
Jul 20, 2017 - 5:04 PM - by Emabulator

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The couple of months of Nintendo Switch topping the US sales charts seem to be over. For the second straight month, the PS4 leads hardware sales among consoles.

The news comes by way of the US report from the NPD group. According to the report, PS4 sales were driven by the release of the gold PS4 Slim console with a 1 TB hard drive. As is usual, we didn't get sales numbers. However, in spite of not selling the most out of the consoles, the Switch has still sold a substantial number of units this year.

Hardware sales were strong in June 2017 compared with June 2016, up 27 percent. Year-to-date sales are up 19 percent over last year, totaling $1.4 billion. The increase in sales is due primarily to the release of the Switch earlier this year.

Total sales for the month reached $765 million, which is an increase of 7 percent year-over-year. Every category except accessories saw an increase in spending during June.
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F1 2017 - Classic Car Reveal Trailer: McLaren
Jul 20, 2017 - 4:53 PM - by Emabulator


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It's time to complete the collection... revealing the four historic McLarens that will feature in F1 2017. Introducing:

1988 McLaren MP4/4 – as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna during the 1988 Formula 1™ season

1991 McLaren MP4/6, as driven by the then reigning World Champion Ayrton Senna and Gerhard Berger.

1998 McLaren MP4-13, which was driven by Mika Häkkinen and David Coulthard

2008 McLaren MP4-23, as driven by Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen in the 2008 season, and the car in which Hamilton won his first World Drivers' Championship in.

Make History in F1 2017, out 25th August 2017.
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