/Gaming/ Last Updated: Tue, Jan 26th, 2021 @ 7:15pm EST

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Eddie Makuch

Xbox Series X|S Has Record-Setting Launch, But Microsoft Expects Shortages To Continue

Microsoft's Xbox business is booming, and this includes huge numbers for revenue, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live users, and console sales, the company said during an earnings call.

Xbox Game Pass is one of Microsoft's key strategies for next-gen, and the subscription service now has 18 million subscribers, which is up from 15 million that was announced in September. The addition of 3 million subscribers might be lower than some might have imagined, considering the holidays and other factors, but...

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Eddie Makuch

You Season 3 Adds Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Star Scott Michael Foster

A third season of Netflix's popular drama You is in production, and now a new cast member has joined. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star Scott Michael Foster has signed on to play a major role.

According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Foster--who played Nathaniel Plimpton III on Crazy Ex--will play a recurring character for Season 3 alongside Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti.

Foster will play a character named Ryan, who is a local TV reporter and is not all he seems. "A well-liked single...

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Ty Galiz-Rowe

New Details Revealed About Civilization 6's Next DLC Leader Kublai Khan

Civilization VI's fifth DLC, The Vietnam and Kublai Khan Pack, will be releasing on January 28. To get fans hyped up, 2K has released new information on Kublai Khan, an alternate leader for Mongolia and China.

Let's get familiar with the man of the hour, shall we? Khan was ruler of the Mongolian Empire and founded the Yuan Dynasty in China, serving as Emperor. He ruled from 1260-1294 AD, creating an empire that ran from the Korean Peninsula to the edges of modern-day Baghdad. With a resume...

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Jeremy Winslow

Major Elder Scrolls Online DLC Takes Players To Oblivion This June

Developer ZeniMax Online Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks took to Twitch to reveal The Elder Scrolls Online's year-long adventure, a series of DLC that make up the Gates of Oblivion. These expansions introduce new content for players to experience on PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One.

There will be four pieces of DLC sprinkled throughout the year. The first, Flames of Ambition, drops on March 8 for PC and Stadia, and March 16 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, headlining...

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Eddie Makuch

Microsoft Made Enough Profit In Past 3 Months To Pay For Bethesda Acquisition Twice

Business is booming for Xbox. Microsoft has reported earnings for its Fiscal Year 2021 Q2, and included in the report are some new numbers that speak to how Microsoft's gaming division--like other gaming publishers--is riding high right now due in part increased spending on games due to COVID-19.

This is the first earnings release from Microsoft since it launched the Xbox Series X|S consoles in November. The release of those systems helped overall Xbox hardware sales jump by 86%.

Hardware...

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Ty Galiz-Rowe

Conan O'Brien Reviews Among Us As A "Bad Game"

Yesterday on the Good Game, Nice Try podcast, late night icon Conan O'Brien joined hosts Sonja Reid and Aaron Bleyaert to give his "incredibly unfair and invalid" opinion on Innersloth's smash-hit Among Us. His verdict: it's not a good game.

Bleyaert posed the question of how O'Brien felt about Among Us to sort of test the waters and get the conversation flowing. O'Brien was quick to jump on the opportunity, as he loves to tick off gamers. "As everyone knows, I don't know a lot about games,...

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Ty Galiz-Rowe

Atari Games Are Headlining Plex's Video Game Subscription Service

The popular service used for streaming music, TV shows, and movies on your own computer, Plex, is now adding video games to its repertoire. The new gaming branch of the service will be called Plex Arcade, and will be either $3 or $5 a month depending on your current Plex membership.

As the "Arcade" part of the service's name implies, Plex will be focusing on allowing people to stream older games--Atari games to be precise. There are currently 27 Atari games available on the service, including...

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Chris E. Hayner

Vikings Creator Developing A Great Gatsby TV Show

Now that Vikings has come to a conclusion, with the final season premiering on Amazon Prime Video, the show's creator has found his next project. Michael Hirst is adapting The Great Gatsby as a miniseries.

The news comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says the estate of author F. Scott Fitzgerald is involved in the project. Hirst is set to write and executive produce the miniseries, with Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's granddaughter, Blake Hazard, serving as a consulting...

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Mat Elfring

Godzilla Vs. King Kong Gets New Release Date Again

Godzilla vs. King Kong is making moves as the release date is pushed back a week. The upcoming movie will now arrive on March 31.

Recently, the blockbuster movie was going to arrive to HBO Max on March 26--moved up from a May 2021 release date. However, now the movie is being pushed back a week according to Variety. While the movie is set to hit theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on March 31, international markets where the streaming service isn't available will see the film hit theaters on...

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Owen S. Good

BioMutant — remember that? — gets a launch date for PS4, Xbox One

BioMutant’s hero, for purposes of screenshots, is a raccoon-like critter, but they can be just about anything in the player’s hands. | Image: Experiment 101/THQ Nordic

Coming in May from Avalanche Studios alumni

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Owen S. Good

Kevin Hart stars in Borderlands movie as Roland

Roland, as he appears in Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One | Image: Gearbox Software/2K Games

Two of the four original heroes have been cast for Eli Roth’s adaptation

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Jeremy Winslow

The Sims 4 Paranormal Stuff Pack Now Available For All Platforms

Life simulator The Sims 4 has received the new $10 Paranormal Stuff Pack for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S that adds another vocation, a new home for the Sims to live in, and various roommates all centered around the occult.

The pack is available to purchase from Microsoft, Origin, PlayStation, and Steam stores. Of course, players will need the base Sims 4 game to access the Paranormal Stuff content. Below is a rundown of everything players need to know about...

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Ty Galiz-Rowe

New Apex Legends Season 8 Trailer Shows Off New Kings Canyon

Ahead of Apex Legends Season 8: Mayhem's debut on February 2, Respawn has dropped a brand-new trailer to show fans what they can expect.

The trailer focuses mostly on Apex's newest legend: Walter Fitzroy, AKA Fuse. He's an Australian hot head with an eyepatch and a penchant for breaking the rules. According to the trailer he was "born into a world ruled by chaos, and he thrived in the mayhem." It seems that's only going to continue as the The Champion of Salvo enters the ring. With his...

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Eddie Makuch

Spy Kids Getting Rebooted With Original Writer/Director Robert Rodriguez

The Spy Kids movie franchise, which is about kids who are spies, is returning with a reboot. According to Deadline, Skydance Media has optioned the rights to bring back the Spy Kids franchise with the franchise's original writer-director-creator, Robert Rodriguez.

According to the report, Rodriguez will write and direct a new Spy Kids movie. Skydance Media is working with Spy Kids rights-holder Spyglass on the reimagination of the series.

Rodriguez has remained busy and in-demand. In addition...

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Phil Hornshaw

Hitman 3 Murder Mystery Guide: All Possible Mystery Solutions

The murder mystery in Hitman 3's second mission, set in Dartmoor, England, is a standout portion of the game. If you solve the mystery, it gives you some unique opportunities to deal with Alexa Carlisle, your assassination target during the mission. It can also help you get ahold of the Arthur Edwards file you're searching for, which is your second objective in Dartmoor.

There are multiple ways to "solve" the mystery, however, depending on what information you uncover in Thornbridge Manor....

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David Wolinsky

HBO, LeBron James Developing Serial Season 3 Into HBO Limited Series

Serial, the hit podcast devoted to thoroughly telling a single true-crime story each season, will have its third season adapted into a limited series for HBO according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series doesn't yet have a name, but host Sarah Koenig will executive produce alongside professional basketball player LeBron James via his production company SpringHill Entertainment.

The podcast's third season, which first aired in 2018, explores the criminal justice system in Cleveland. (James...

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Eddie Makuch

Hitman Dev To Hire 200 More People For New James Bond Game And Other Projects

Hitman developer IO Interactive is preparing to go on a hiring spree to support the development of its upcoming James Bond video game and other projects.

IO director Hakan Abrak said in a new interview that the company plans to expand to around 400 people (up from 200) and open a new studio in Sweden to help develop the new James Bond project, which is only just getting started, along with other endeavors.

"It's very, very special--a boy's dream. Sometimes it's still a little hard to...

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Eddie Makuch

Kevin Hart Officially Joins Borderlands Movie With Cate Blanchett, Directed By Eli Roth

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart has officially boarded the upcoming Borderlands movie. He joins Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett, who was previously announced to star in the film, and we've also learned about who Hart will play in the adaptation of Gearbox's popular game.

Hart is lined up to portray Roland, a former soldier, who appears in Borderlands 1 and 2, according to Variety. It is rumored that Blanchett will play Lilith in the film, which will be directed by horror movie veteran Eli Roth....

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Steven T. Wright

Leaked Nintendo Memo Confirms Why Rare Cut Stop 'N' Swop From Banjo-Kazooie

Banjo-Kazooie's Stop 'N' Swop feature is one of the most infamous pieces of cut content in video game history, and it's been the subject of fan speculation for decades. Now, thanks to the Rare fansite Rare Gamer, a leaked communication between Nintendo and developer Rare reveals why the feature was cut from Banjo-Tooie and other games at the twilight of the Nintendo 64, and the results are quite interesting.

What a day for Stop 'N' Swop news! We've updated our Explanation & Retrospective...

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