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Winter is coming, eventually. GameSpot has the story. Quote: George RR Martin has announced a new Game of Thrones book! Don't plan your next A Song of Ice and Fire reading party just yet, though. The new book isn't The Winds of Winter, the long-awaited next installment in his Game of Thrones series of novels. In fact, there's some bad news for fans waiting on that. Martin has revealed that The Winds of Winter won't be coming in 2018, which is sure to be bad news for those that have been waiting for it since A Dance with Dragons was released in 2011. It's not the first time the book has been delayed though, as Martin has said multiple times that he has missed his own deadlines with the work. However, he will still have some Game of Thrones content in bookstores this year in the form of Fire and Blood, an "imaginary history" of the Targaryens. The book was previously revealed by the author, who said it was possible both it and The Winds of Winter could arrive in 2018. Clearly, that is no longer the case. In a press release (via Entertainment Weekly), Martin writes, "Fire and Blood is not a novel. This is not a traditional narrative and was never intended to be... let's call this one 'imaginary history' instead. The essential point being the...
Click on the Headline for the Trailer. Quote: CONAN EXILES launches on May 8th! In the world of Conan the Barbarian only the strongest can survive. Here you must survive, build, and dominate, as you explore a vast, open-world full of danger and opportunity. This video will give you a glimpse at the journey you will be taking through this savage, brutal world.
Quote: Destiny 2 Expansion II: Warmind continues your Guardian�s journey with new activities, new weapons and gear, more endgame content, and an all-new story. Ana Bray, a Guardian long thought lost, searches for a connection to her past� one that could be hidden forever beneath the polar ice cap of Mars. As Golden Age satellites begin slamming back to ground, glaciers begin to thaw, revealing the core of the Warmind Rasputin � and an ancient Hive army bent on its destruction. Now free, the Hive swarm in service to their god. All-New Destination to Explore This expansion takes place on an all new destination, Hellas Basin, set within the frozen landscape of Mars� pole. Players will journey across massive glaciers, and through rocky red caverns, and Hive infested caves in search of new weapons and gear, and to test themselves against new threats and challenges. Warmind features an all new Raid lair, a new Hive faction and brand-new endgame ritual, Escalation Protocol. � All-new Raid Lair: Spire of Star � The final Raid Lair for the Leviathan, this Raid Lair is one of the pinnacle activities in Warmind and offers players great reward. � All-new Endgame activity: Escalation Protocol � Escalation Protocol is a player triggered event where players will fight escalating waves of enemies and slay challenging bosses right alongside their friends. � New themed...
Quote: Sonic Mania Plus Spin Dashes Into Stores July 17 Calling all Sonic fans! Today, SEGA announced that Sonic Mania Plus, the definitive version of the critically acclaimed platformer Sonic Mania, will release on July 17, 2018 in North America and European markets. Fans can now pre-order the game digitally for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch from first party stores and at participating retailers. To celebrate the news, SEGA has unveiled a brand-new, action-packed trailer with animation by fan favourite Tyson Hesse. Sonic Mania Plus builds off the momentum of one of the best platform games of 2017, Sonic Mania, introducing two new playable characters from past Sonic games, Mighty the Armadillo and Ray the Flying Squirrel and an Encore mode that will provide a fresh look to familiar zones with new challenges and layouts for new and veteran players alike. Competition and Time Attack modes will receive an update allowing four player competitions, and ghost challenges for time trials. This content packaged in an all-new physical edition which will come with a 32-page collector�s artbook, a reversible SEGA Mega Drive cover, and holographic packaging. For all those who purchased the original digital version of Sonic Mania on consoles and PC, an Encore DLC pack will be available for sale at �3.99 via Steam and first party stores on July 17, 2018 to upgrade to...
Quote: Your PlayStation Plus games for May: Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends So, April�s been quiet, huh? No big games happening anywhere on PlayStation at all. Of course, I�m kidding! If you haven�t had a chance to dive into Sony Santa Monica�s critically-acclaimed God of War then let us assure you, you�ve got something spectacular to look forward to. And that�s all we�re going to say � there are no spoilers here on PlayStation Blog. Besides, we came here to do a job and that job, like always, is to unveil next month�s PlayStation Plus titles. April was a bit motor-mad and dystopian, so for May we�ve got something a little different lined-up: Beyond: Two Souls With Detroit: Become Human set to launch in less than a month, what better time to catch up with the work of veteran French studio Quantic Dream? Not only a technical showcase in its own right, Beyond: Two Souls not only raised the bar for true-to-life visuals in the last generation but also broadened the scope for interactive narrative in gaming. Featuring phenomenal performances throughout from A-list acting talent, and a complex web of branching narratives, few games combine such high production values with such nuanced narrative-driven gameplay. Rayman Legends One of the high watermarks for the 2D platforming genre, few games demonstrate a greater level of polish...
Quote: Iron Spider Suit Inspired by Marvel�s Avengers: Infinity War Coming to Marvel�s Spider-Man on Sept 7 It�s been an amazing three weeks since we announced the release date of Marvel�s Spider-Man, coming September 7th, 2018. Your feedback to our release date, collector�s edition, and Game Informer cover story has been tremendous and humbling. Thank you all so much for your support and the kind words on social media! When we announced the release date, we revealed our pre-order bonus, which includes a Spidey Suit pack containing three suits. But we only showed one suit � Spider-Punk � with the other two being held back to be unveiled later. That�s right! Players who pre-order Marvel�s Spider-Man will get an early unlock of the Iron Spider suit inspired by Marvel�s Avengers: Infinity War. This was a big collaboration between Sony Interactive Entertainment, Insomniac, Marvel Games, and Marvel Studios. And while you may have glimpsed the pre-order video before, you haven�t seen this new video we made to show it off � some of you will even be lucky enough to see this on the big screen before the movie when the film hits theaters later this week. Getting the opportunity to work with Marvel Games and Marvel Studios on this was another dream come true on this project. Seeing Spider-Man on the big screen in the MCU with his...
Reactor Online. Sensors Online. Weapons Online. All Systems Nominal. BATTLETECH Launches Today on PC and Mac. Quote: STOCKHOLM - April 24, 2018 - Paradox Interactive and Harebrained Schemes today announced the release of BATTLETECH, the first turn-based tactical BATTLETECH / MechWarrior PC game in over 20 years, made possible by the support of 55,000+ Kickstarter backers. BATTLETECH is available on PC and Mac for the suggested retail price of $39.99, with Linux-support to be added post-launch. The game can be purchased from Paradox Plaza, Steam, GOG, and other digital retailers. �There�s a lot of love for the BattleTech / MechWarrior universe, and the entire Harebrained team feels incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to work on a tactical combat game worthy of its legacy,� said Jordan Weisman, CEO of Harebrained Schemes and creator of the MechWarrior universe and original BattleTech board game. �We hope that fans of the universe and strategy gamers in general find as much fun and excitement playing BATTLETECH as we found creating it.� Developed by Harebrained Schemes, the studio responsible for the critically acclaimed Shadowrun Returns series, BATTLETECH is the next generation of turn-based tactical �Mech combat. The year is 3025 and the galaxy is trapped in a cycle of perpetual war, fought by noble houses with enormous, mechanized combat vehicles called BattleMechs. Take command of your...
The Digital Foundry at Eurogamer has the story. Quote: Nintendo Switch has been hacked, with two similar exploits released in the last 24 hours following a complete dump of the console's boot ROM. The hacks are hardware-based in nature and cannot be patched by Nintendo. The only way forward for the platform holder in fully securing the console will be to revise the Nvidia Tegra X1 processor itself, patching out the boot ROM bug. In the short term, homebrew code execution is possible and a full, touch-enabled version of Linux with 3D acceleration support is now available. The exploits have been delivered by veteran console hackers fail0verflow with its ShofEL2 release, and the Fus�e Gel�e hack from Kate Temik, which is fully documented here. According to the hackers, the nature of the exploit was fully disclosed to Google, Nintendo and Nvidia some time ago. fail0verflow was set to release its exploit on 25th April, but brought it forward once the boot ROM dump leaked. "Choosing whether to release an exploit or not is a difficult choice," fail0verflow wrote in a blog post accompanying the release of its exploit. "Given our experiences with past consoles, we've been wary of releasing vulnerability details or exploits for fear of them being used primarily for piracy rather than homebrew. "That said, the Tegra bootrom bug is so obvious that multiple...
Click on the Headline for the Trailer. Quote: Frostpunk is a society survival game. As the ruler of the last city on Earth, it is your duty to manage both its citizens and the infrastructure. What decisions will you make to ensure society's survival? What will you do when pushed to breaking point? Who will you become in the process? ▶️ Build a city powered by steam to oppose the overwhelming cold ▶️ Establish laws and rule the society according to your will ▶️ Heat is life - harness its power ▶️ Secure crucial resources in a time of need ▶️ Explore the frozen wastelands for knowledge, survivors and supplies ▶️ Make the best decisions in the worst circumstances Do what it takes as�
Quote: Dark Souls Remastered Digital Pre-order Now Available for PlayStation 4 & Xbox One Dark Souls Remastered is now available for digital pre-order and comes with some exclusivities. Players who digitally pre-order the game for PlayStation 4 will be rewarded with an exclusive theme whilst Xbox One players will be able to preload the game. Steam players will have access to a 50% loyalty discount reward if they own a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to die Edition. The Steam version of Dark Souls: Prepare to die Edition will no longer be purchasable from 9th May, 2018 but will still be playable for the owners. Dark Souls Remastered will be available 25th May, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Nintendo Switch version will be available later this summer. Digital pre-order pages are now available on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Store.
Quote: Winner of �Best Action Game� at The Game Awards, Wolfenstein II brings its fast-paced gameplay, riveting story, and compelling cast of characters to Nintendo Switch when it launches on June 29, 2018! Your mission is simple: No. More. Nazis. As renowned hero BJ Blazkowicz, you�ll set out to take back America from Nazi reign with your band of freedom fighters -- that is if General Engel doesn�t stop you first. You are the Nazi�s number one enemy, and the only thing standing in their way from a global takeover -- no pressure, right? With an arsenal of powerful weapons to dual-wield, unusual contraptions, and your trusty hatchet, nothing will stop you from liberating America.
Quote: H1Z1 To Launch Free-To-Play on PlayStation 4, Open Beta Begins May 22 Daybreak Games today announced that H1Z1, the original standalone battle royale game, is coming to PlayStation 4. Open Beta begins May 22, 2018. H1Z1 on PS4� is designed specifically for the console and focuses exclusively on the core elements that make battle royale exciting. The game features a new weapon progression system, fully reworked UI, and new weapons and gear. �H1Z1 on PS4 is true battle royale mayhem. We have reimagined the game for PlayStation 4 and have designed it to accentuate the essentials of battle royale that make the genre so exciting to watch and play,� said H1Z1 Producer Terrence Yee. �We have added key gameplay differentiators to keep the game frantic and fun - an action shooter�s dream of fast-paced battle royale.� The control scheme for H1Z1 on PS4 has been tailor-made to keep players focused on the action. H1Z1 now features a grab-and-go equipment system, simplifying loot collection and inventory management; a familiar radial weapon menu so players can quickly switch between guns and grenades; and a revamped HUD that delivers vital information at-a-glance. The crafting system has also been removed from the game. Capitalizing on increased mobility, the PS4 edition takes H1Z1�s signature fast-paced combat one step further by introducing new gameplay progression mechanics. The game�s gas pacing has been altered...
The official trailer for Sony Picture's Venom is now live. The film is due out in theaters on October 5th, 2018
Eurogamer has the story. Quote: 13 years after Dwayne Johnson starred in Doom, a new movie based on id Software's famous first-person shooter is in the works. But unlike The Rock's Doom, this new Doom probably won't come out in the cinema. Instead, it'll likely head straight to online, possibly even as a Netflix Original. NBC/Universal confirmed to Variety the new Doom is being handled by Universal 1440 Entertainment, which makes non-theatrical productions directly for distribution. So, the new Doom may be direct-to-DVD or slapped straight on a digital platform such as Netflix. We don't know anything story wise about the new Doom movie, but we do know actress Nina Bergman is set to star in it. She took to Twitter to announce her involvement.
Game & Movie Releases for the week of April 22nd to April 28th, 2018. Retail Games None. Movies & TV Maze Runner: The Death Cure Den of Thieves Hostiles Paddington 2 The Grease Collection Forever My Girl Sailor Moon: SuperS, Part 1 The Maze 3D The Virgin Suicides Criterion Collection Shameless: The Complete Eighth Season The Dogfather Backstabbing for Beginners Cyborg Doctor Detroit Killer Klowns from Outer Space Dead Man Criterion Collection The Bone Yard Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid: The Complete Series Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo: Two Films by Duccio Tessari Troll/Troll 2 Kado: The Right Answer: The Complete Series Box Office Avengers: Infinity War Kings Let the Sunshine In Disobedience The Escape of Prisoner 614 (Ron Perlman)
A Quiet Place continued to make noise at the box office, taking back the top spot from the blockbuster Rampage and beating out the new Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty. Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of April 20th to April 22nd, 2018. A Quiet Place $22.0/$132.3 Rampage $21.0/$66.6 I Feel Pretty $16.2/$16.2 Super Troopers 2 $14.7/$14.7 Truth or Dare $7.9/$30.3 Ready Player One $7.5/$126.1 Blockers $6.9/$48.2 Black Panther $4.6/$681.0 Traffik $3.8/$3.8 Isle Of Dogs $3.4/$24.3 Bharat Ane Nenu $2.8/$2.8 I Can Only Imagine $2.4/$79.4
Quote: Play together with Xbox Live Gold. May's 2018 Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes: Super Mega Baseball 2 and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. For Xbox 360 owners (and through Xbox One backward compatibility), May kicks off with Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage, followed by Vanquish. May's lineup provides over $79 dollars in value and up to 3400 in gamerscore.
Click on the Headline for the Trailer. Quote: From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for one of gaming’s most recognizable icons. Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.
It has been another long week, and it's time to crank the tunes. I'm going to a Bobaflex show tonight, and can't wait. It's a small venue, and should be awesome. What are you listening to?
What to do on a weekend where there is no grass to cut, all chores are done... Must mean game time! What are you playing this weekend?