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Season 4 of Fortnite: Battle Royale rolls on with a new set of challenges for Battle Pass owners to complete. Week 4's challenges are now live on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS, and this time around, they're made up primarily of straightforward tasks, although a few may still pose a bit of trouble. Here's how to complete all of Week 4's objectives.

As usual, there are seven new challenges to complete, most of which are fairly self-explanatory. On the easier end of the spectrum, one challenge tasks you with dealing damage with Assault Rifles, which is simply a matter of finding the right weapon and using it to inflict a specific amount of damage to other players.

Some of the other new challenges are a bit more dependent on luck. One tasks you with visiting the center of three Storm Circles in a single match, while another has you searching seven Ammo Boxes in a match. There's also a challenge that requires you to search seven chests in Wailing Woods, but fortunately, this one doesn't have to be completed in a single round.

The one that will likely prove to be the trickiest is a Hard-difficulty challenge that cryptically says to search between a bench, Ice Cream Truck, and Helicopter. Both benches and Ice Cream Trucks are fairly common on the map, so your biggest...

The biggest gaming show of the year, E3 2018, is nearly upon us, and this year's event promises to offer an exciting look at what each platform has in store through the rest of 2018 and beyond. With the Switch in its second year on the market, the hybrid console will undoubtedly be the focal point of Nintendo's E3 presentation. Already the company has confirmed it will show off more of Super Smash Bros. for Switch, and there will certainly be a lot of surprise announcements in store for the console.

But while Switch may be the star of Nintendo's E3 plans, it isn't the only console the company will be talking about during its big presentation. Its dual-screen handheld, the 3DS, is also still chugging along thanks in large part to the frequent hardware refreshes it has received over the course of its lifetime. Even with competition from Switch, 3DS has remained a consistent seller for Nintendo, and the company will no doubt want to continue that momentum with a steady lineup of upcoming releases.

While we know a little about what we can expect from the Switch side of its E3 presentation, Nintendo's plans for 3DS remain very much a mystery. The company hasn't confirmed any 3DS games that will be showcased during its E3 presentation. This isn't out of the ordinary; outside of Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon 2, Nintendo has been cagey about which games it plans to show off during E3, leaving us to...

E3 2018 is nearly upon us. That means it's time to tally up the games we know we'll see at the show, while getting hyped about any surprises that may be in store. Anyone who primarily plays games on PC has a number of presentations to keep an eye on, including the PC Gaming Show as well as the big publisher conferences, all of which will likely reveal upcoming PC games.

Among the biggest PC games we know will be shown at E3 2018 are EA's shared-world shooter Anthem and Ubisoft's anticipated sequel The Division 2. We can also look forward to learning about the big fall update Bungie has planned for Destiny 2 and finding out what game Remedy has been working on since shipping Quantum Break in 2016.

On top of those sure things, the organizers of the PC Gaming Show promise this year's presentation will feature more unannounced games and new trailers than in any previous year. Here's when all the shows featuring PC games will be streaming live.

  • Microsoft - Sunday, June 10 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET
  • Bethesda - Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET
  • Square Enix - Monday, June 11 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET
  • Ubisoft - Monday, June 11 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM PT
  • PC Gaming Show - Monday, June 11 at 3 PM PT / 6 PM ET

For more information, hop over to the full E3 conference schedule, and...

A ton of new games are now available on Nintendo Switch. This week is an especially busy one for the console, with more than 20 new titles arriving in the Eshop. Additionally, Switch owners can download a handful of new demos from the digital storefront, while another batch of DLC quests have been released for Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Fans of retro (and retro-inspired) platformers in particular have a lot of great titles to choose from this week. First, Capcom's classic Mega Man compilations, Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 and 2, are both now available on Switch. Each can be purchased individually from the Eshop for $20. Capcom has also released a physical Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 + 2 package, which comes with a game card of the first Legacy Collection and a download code for the second.

The recently announced Bloodstained prequel, Curse of the Moon, is also now available on Switch. Developed by Inti Creates, the studio behind the Azure Striker Gunvolt series, Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit-style platformer reminiscent of the classic NES game Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse. It features four playable characters, who each have their own unique abilities and can be swapped between on the fly.

In addition to those titles, the acclaimed and ultra-difficult platformer N++ has launched on the Eshop. Other notable releases this week include PixelJunk Monsters 2; the latest classic Neo Geo game, Top Player's Golf; the MMA management sim Punch...

It may not be a surprise, but it's official: Madden NFL 19 is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on August 10. This year's installment features improvements to the graphics and animation, thanks to Real Player Motion Technology. Players will also have better tools for building their roster and new ways to train and develop the players. You can find more details here.

Whether you buy the new edition each year or you're looking to get into the franchise for the first time in 2018, you might be wondering what editions are available, how much they cost, and where to pre-order Madden NFL 19. We have you covered below.

Madden NFL 19 Standard Edition

Suggested retail price: $60

This is the standard version of the game. Pre-ordering it from Best Buy gets you a $10 reward certificate, but Newegg has it for $10 off. The cover athlete hasn't been revealed at the time of this writing.

Where to buy the Standard Edition:

Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition

Microsoft is preparing for its big E3 2018 stage show to debut and hype the biggest and best games coming to Xbox One this year. The company has been setting lofty expectations, calling the show its "biggest showing ever." To that end, it has mostly moved its actual show presence out of the Los Angeles Convention Center and into the nearby Microsoft Theater at LA Live.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has promised "positive changes" and more support for Japanese publishers. Aside from those vague hints, though, we know very little about what the company will actually be showing this year. In fact, Microsoft has been so secretive that we don't even know which first-party games are slated for the rest of this year. Halo? Gears of War? Forza? Any of them could be a surprise announcement.

We could also hear expansions or announcements related to the company's own popular initiatives like Xbox Game Pass and Xbox One backwards compatibility. As for third-party support, it's a safe bet that Battlefield 5 will be prominently featured given the apparent marketing deal for EA's upcoming shooter.

Microsoft's E3 2018 briefing will take place on Sunday, June 11 at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. Check out the full E3 conference schedule, and check the list below for all of the Xbox One games we know are slated to make an appearance at the show.

Xbox One Games At E3 2018
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Solo: A Star Wars Story star Donald Glover hasn't been shy about his character Lando Calrissian's "fluid" sexuality. After Solo co-writer Jonathan Kasdan told Huffington Post that Lando is "pansexual," Glover himself elaborated to Entertainment Weekly: "How can you not be pansexual in space?" That's great, but after watching Solo, you might have an even more specific question: Does Lando f*** droids?

When you Google "pansexual," you get this definition: "not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity." That may cover humans, but what about alien and artificial life forms? In the context of a galaxy far, far away, where non-human sentient life is common, it's probably safe to assume that pansexuality expands even beyond one's biological species. And given the way certain scenes between Glover's Lando and his droid companion L3 play out, that seems even more certain.

Just to be absolutely sure, GameSpot asked Solo's father and son co-writers directly: Does Lando have a thing for droids?

First, though, we had to get one practical question out of the way. L3, played by actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, assures Emilia Clarke's character in the movie that human-droid sex is definitely a thing. Is L3 for real? Having been alluded to in a live action Star Wars movie in the Disney era, is human-droid sex now canon?

"It's canon now," Jonathan Kasdan said. "Because we said it, now I think droids and humans can interface."

"But, you know, Qi'ra didn't know...

Though Solo: A Star Wars Story tells the origin of the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy, and in doing so fills in a lot of the blanks in Han Solo's past, the movie is also loaded with other connections to the larger Star Wars universe. If you've yet to see Solo, consider this a spoiler warning. You should stop reading now.

Whether it's references to other characters and planets, or the cameo by Warwick Davis reprising his role from Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, there's so much for Star Wars fans of all ages to enjoy about Solo. However, there is one particular character appearance that might have really caught audiences by surprise.

After the death of Dryden Vos (Paul Bettany), Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) makes contact with his superior to inform the mysterious figure that she will be taking Vos's place in the Crimson Dawn criminal syndicate. That superior is none other than Darth Maul, making his first big screen appearance since The Phantom Menace in 1999.

If you're a Star Wars fan who sticks to watching only the movies, Maul's presence might be a bit confusing. During the climax of Episode 1, the Sith was cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi's blade and fell down a shaft, presumably leaving him dead. In the end, though, it's simple. Rumors of Darth Maul's death...

We're coming up quickly on the biggest gaming showcase of the year, E3 2018, and this year's expo is shaping up to be an important one for many developers. That holds especially true for Nintendo. With the Switch well into its second year on the market, the company will look to continue the system's impressive early momentum with a strong E3 showing--although what that will consist of is still very much up in the air.

Nintendo has been characteristically quiet in the weeks leading up to E3, which has certainly not helped stymie the rumor mill from churning. Reports have been swirling about the possible games the company will unveil during its E3 2018 presentation, such as a purported Star Fox racing game from Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios.

Of course, that remains unsubstantiated, so we have little idea of what surprises await during Nintendo's presentation this year. The company, for its part, has only confirmed a handful of titles that will appear in its E3 2018 lineup. We know Super Smash Bros. for Switch will feature prominently in its E3 broadcasts and be playable on the E3 showfloor. We also know that Nintendo will host an esports competition for Splatoon 2, which is set to receive a big, paid DLC expansion this summer. And Capcom's recently announced Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate will be shown off ahead of its Switch launch this summer.

Outside of those games, however, Nintendo's E3 lineup remains shrouded in mystery, although...

So far, Anthony Daniels' character C-3PO has been in every Star Wars movie, including 2016's Rogue One and all the main, numbered releases. Solo: A Star Wars Story is set before A New Hope, and after Revenge of the Sith, meaning it's long after Anakin built the protocol droid. Threepio's exact activities in between Episodes 3 and 4 aren't necessarily known, so for all we know, he could have fit somewhere in the events of Solo. And Mark Hamill added credence to that theory earlier this month when he told the Washington Post's "Cape Up" podcast that "Daniels was so happy, 'cause he’s in every single Star Wars movie...Every single one. All the prequels. He's in Rogue One, he's in Solo."

If you're ultra sensitive about spoilers, leave now! As it turns out, C-3PO is nowhere to be seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story. So what gives? Did Hamill misspeak? Was he misinformed? Did the cameo exist at one point, only to be taken out at some point in Solo's troubled production?

The answer, is turns out, is much simpler: Star Wars fans simply misinterpreted Hamill's comments. There's no C-3PO cameo in Solo, but Anthony Daniels does play a part.

"There is not a C-3PO cameo in the movie, but what there is, and what [Hamill] was referring to, is the Anthony Daniels cameo in the movie," Solo co-writer Jonathan Kasdan told GameSpot during a recent interview.

Well, that explains that. So where exactly is...

As you're probably aware if you have a pulse and have been on the internet or outside your house at any point in the last year, Solo: A Star Wars story tells the story of a young Han Solo. But which story, exactly? When is Solo set in the Star Wars timeline?

Sussing out which Star Wars movies take place when can be a bit confusing for non-diehard fans. It doesn't help that George Lucas started in the literal middle of the story, with Episode IV: A New Hope. Although the original trilogy came out 20 years before the prequels, the prequels are--naturally--set earlier.

Solo, it turns out, takes place in between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. But is it possible to pinpoint it even more precisely than that?

Actor Alden Ehrenreich's version of Han Solo is relatively young, but he's not a little kid, and he doesn't age visibly during the movie. That can make it hard to tell, while you're watching, when exactly Solo is set. Han is a young adult and the ending leaves things vague enough that it's not easy to tell how much time passes between Solo's ending and A New Hope.

Luckily, there is more specific answer, according to the movie's writers, father and son team Lawrence and Jonathan Kasdan.

"It's about 10 years before Mos Eisley," Lawrence Kasdan told GameSpot during a recent interview.

"We wanted to allow a decade...

E3 is the biggest showcase for video games every year, and E3 2018 is shaping up to be no different. While events like Gamescom might be far larger in terms of sheer attendance, E3 is still the premiere place for developers to showcase their upcoming projects. There are sure to be many games that we don't know about, but let's run through all of the ones that have been confirmed for the convention so far.

While E3 used to be more concentrated from an audience's perspective, the show has effectively been spread out to last nearly a full week. Press conferences and showcases have come earlier and earlier; the first of the bunch this year will again be EA Play, Electronic Arts' pre-E3 event. We don't know the show's full lineup, but the publisher has already confirmed that two of its biggest upcoming games will be there: Anthem and Battlefield V. BioWare's Anthem is a Destiny-esque open-world action game that we've still yet to hear much about, so EA Play should provide us with a firmer idea of what expect. Similarly, we should learn even more about the new features Battlefield V will offer as it takes the franchise back to World War II.

Battlefield's chief competition, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, will also make an appearance at E3. Another Activision shooter, Destiny 2, will also be there, as Bungie is set to share details on an upcoming mode due out this fall that...

Find out what's coming to the streaming platform in June as we list our top recommendations, including Thor: Ragnarok, Glow Season 2, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

Spring has sprung, which means the tidier people of the world are rummaging through basements and closets in the ritual of spring cleaning. To create a fun digital analog for the yearly chore, Steam is encouraging customers to dig through their backlog of games and try out some of the ones they never (or hardly) played. Additionally, between now and Monday, May 28, Steam is giving all players free access to a selection of nine games they might have missed.

The full list of games you can play for free this weekend is below, but here are some of the highlights. Don't Starve Together is a standalone multiplayer version of the 2013 survival game. Cities Skylines is a city-building game that attempts to (and largely succeeds at) one-upping SimCity. Castle Crashers is a delightful multiplayer beat-'em-up, and Dirt 4 delivers intense off-road racing. Then there are some big games you probably already know about but may not have played, like Left 4 Dead 2 and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

As for your Steam backlog, you can earn rewards for clearing out the cobwebs and playing those dusty old games. All you have to do is choose tasks and projects and play the qualifying games, and you'll earn trophies and a profile badge. The tasks change daily, but they include doing things like playing one of the free games or playing a game you've bought but haven't ever opened. You can find the full details...

Battlefield V is bringing a lot of changes to the BF series. From big changes like setting, customization and new game modes, to smaller things like spotting and grenades. We're giving you the top changes that we are excited about in Battlefield V.


Movie sequels are rarely better than the original films, and this is especially true of the horror genre. Horror thrives on sequels, prequels, reboots, and remakes--it's not unusual for a popular franchise to reach double figures, with the basic formula endlessly recycled for maximum profit--but with increasingly unimpressive results.However, there are a handful of horror movies that actually improve on the first films. Some of these were made by the same filmmakers, who used increased budgets to perfect their vision. Others were handed to new directors, who brought fresh, inventive visions to popular formulas. And then there were the accidents--cash-in, knock-off sequels that by some movie magic actually emerged as superior films.So here are the 13 of the best horror sequels, movies that managed to improve on (for the most part) already impressive films to emerge as all-time classics.


13. Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
The first Maniac Cop was an engagingly grimy mix of slasher movie and cop thriller about psychotic undead police officer Matt Cordell causing all sorts of murderous mayhem on the streets on New York. The second movie saw director William Lustig return with a bigger budget, which he made the most of in this slam-bang sequel that far surpasses the original. It's as much an action movie as a horror flick, showcasing a series of increasingly wild stunts as Cordell continues his reign of terror. There's a particularly hair-raising car chase through the...

Every year for E3, the entire GameSpot crew get to wear some cool, custom-designed t-shirts. They're like band shirts, but without the band. And they really only come out once a year. This band analogy is quickly falling apart, but you can tell how long someone has worked at GameSpot by the number of classic E3 t-shirts they have in their wardrobe.

This year for both our booth design and official show shirt we partnered with designer Geo Law, who created so many cool concepts that we wanted to share them with our GameSpot family! While we'll be wearing these shirts at the show, these limited edition, E3 2018-exclusive designs will only be available for purchase to the general public at our online GameSpot storefront here.

For a sampling of what Law created (along with our classic logo design shirts), check out the images above--my favorite is his take on our breakout video hit Potato Mode. And you can find more of Geo Law's work at his website and Instagram.

These shirts...

Telltale Games' anticipated follow-up to The Wolf Among Us has been delayed. Season 2 of the series was originally scheduled to launch for "all major gaming consoles and mobile gaming devices" in the second half of this year, but it will now be arriving sometime in 2019.

On its official website, Telltale says the delay "comes as the result of a few fundamental changes here at Telltale since we first announced the game last summer." This is presumably in reference to the major layoffs that hit the studio late last year, which saw 25% of Telltale's employees laid off part of a "comprehensive company restructuring."

Telltale also says it will use the extra development time to further improve the game. "Taking this extra time will allow us not only to focus on quality but also to experiment and iterate in order to craft something truly special," the developer said.

"Ultimately our goal is to deliver an experience deserving of the passion you've consistently shown for The Wolf Among Us, and these extra months will give us the time we need to do our best work. We're extremely enthusiastic about how the game is progressing so far, and we can't wait to dig even deeper."

The Wolf Among Us Season 2 was first announced in July 2017, just prior to that year's San Diego Comic-Con. Like the first season, it is based upon the Fables comic book series by Bill Willingham. Telltale revealed very few details about the upcoming season,...

Now that Marvel's Black Panther has been in theaters for several months, director Ryan Coogler is clearing the air on one piece of the movie that was particularly difficult for him. While there's a lot to love about the MCU film, there's a character death that upset him during production.

Speaking to the Toronto Sun, Coogler admits the decision to kill Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) was not something he was a fan of. "I like [Klaue]," he tells the newspaper. "I was bugged by having to do that. It's tough when you have to kill characters off and I really did love that character."

Still, the director understands that it's a decision made for the movie's benefit. "I love Andy, he's a lovely person," Coogler says. "But again, it's one of those things where when you've got so many people in a movie, some of them have to go."

While Klaue may not have ended up being the last man standing in the MCU, Coogler believes the character--and Serkis--did get the chance to shine in Black Panther. "[Klaue] in this movie, he's just having a good time," he says. "Every scene he's in, he's walking in like it's the best day of his life. He's got a swagger to him that's interesting and for me it was cool to see Andy act like that. It was a real pleasure."

The character first appeared in Avengers: Age of Ultron and made the franchise's first mention of...

E3 promises to bring news on lots of big games, and CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 is definitely one we're excited to learn more about. While it is not confirmed to be at the event, signs are pointing to some kind of reveal in June. In this feature we're rounding up important details about the game like what we know about it so far, what's confirmed for E3, and what we hope to see from the game at the show. Here we go!

What We Know So Far

Cyberpunk 2077 is the next game from CD Projekt Red, the creators of the Witcher franchise. Announced six years ago this month, Cyberpunk 2077 is an RPG that is at least loosely based on Mike Pondsmith's tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020. The game is set in a "dark future" of 2077 where advanced technologies have become both "the salvation and the curse of humanity." The game promises a nonlinear story designed for "mature" players and is set in the metropolis of Night City. According to CD Projekt Red, it will have some sandbox elements and a form of multiplayer. At the same time, CD Projekt Red has taken steps to stress that Cyberpunk 2077 is a "true RPG" and definitely not a multiplayer shooter. Platforms for the ambitious-sounding RPG have not been announced, but the game is expected to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.