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Jeff Ramos

How I use video games to lose weight and feel fit

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There are more options than ever to gamify your workout

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Phil Hornshaw

Destiny 2 Bastion Exotic Quest Guide: How To Get The New Fusion Rifle

The Destiny 2 community has spent the last week figuring out a massive puzzle as part of a new secret quest that sent everyone back to the strange Corridors of Time. With that out of the way, a new Exotic quest has been unlocked--one that leads to a new Fusion Rifle called Bastion. Solving the puzzle allows you to advance the quest, and you can unlock the gun now with a little grinding, ahead of its scheduled release on January 28.

To get the gun, you'll need to head to the Tangled Shore and...

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Richard Wakeling

Gameplay Footage Emerges from PS5 Game Godfall

During last month's Game Awards, Gearbox Software revealed that it will publish upcoming "looter-slasher" Godfall, which is being developed by Counterplay Studios. Set for release Holiday 2020, the third-person action-RPG is the first game officially confirmed for the PlayStation 5, Sony's upcoming next-gen console--also set to arrive Holiday 2020.

A brief snippet of gameplay footage for Godfall has now leaked online. The small clip initially appeared on Reddit and appears to be taken from...

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Richard Wakeling

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Outlines Its Content Roadmap, Including Platform Parity

The PC version of Monster Hunter: World will quickly catch up to its console counterparts in regards to new content, in-game events, and title updates. Capcom has shared a roadmap for the Iceborne expansion, outlining everything coming to the game over the next few months.

The exciting news for PC players is the fact that PC and console update schedules will finally sync up beginning in April. The PC version has lagged behind in this regard ever since it launched seven months after the...

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Susana Polo

Venom made an army of babies to save the universe

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It’s complicated

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Samit Sarkar

Dying Light 2 delayed indefinitely

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Previously scheduled for spring 2020

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Tony Wilson

Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- January 19-25, 2020

As January rolls on, it brings us new adventures, more content for some big titles, and the chance to revisit some previous releases. The Pokemon-inspired MMO Temtem is full of creatures to collect, while The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is full of zombies to gun down. You can also jump back into Kingdom Hearts 3 with the Re:Mind expansion. Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD is getting an updated Nintendo Switch port, while the dystopia adventure game Mosaic makes its console debut.

Temtem --...

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Karen Han

Ian McKellen’s unearthed Lord of the Rings set diaries will take you there and back again

Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. | Photo: New Line Cinema

The actor resurfaced his archives, and they’re pure gold

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Austen Goslin

What Kevin Feige has actually said about the next Avengers movie

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Earth’s mightiest heroes may not look the same when they return to the MCU

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Dan Auty

Studio Ghibli Anime Classics To Be Released On International Netflix

Studio Ghibli is coming to Netflix. It has been announced that 21 movies from the legendary Japanese animation studio will hit the streaming service for the first time from next month. While fans in US, Canada, and Japan won't be able to stream the movies, they will be available throughout the rest of the world.

Netflix has confirmed that the Ghibli titles will be released in three batches, starting on February 1, with the next two following in March and April. The catalogue includes classics...

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Colin Campbell

How World of Warcraft was born from chaos

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New book tells the story of how Blizzard made the most of its disadvantages

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Matt Patches

Studio Ghibli films will hit Netflix globally next month — just not in North America

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The coveted animated collection rolls out in February, March, and April

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Eddie Makuch

First Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary PC Test Starts Next Month, Here's How To Sign Up

The first beta test for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary's release on PC is coming up soon. Developer 343 Industries announced in a blog post (via Windows Central) that the first public test--or "flight" in the Halo vernacular--will begin in February.

You can sign up for the Halo Insider program for a chance to get into the testing phase.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is the second title within Halo: The Master Chief Collection that's coming to PC and other digital stores, following Halo:...

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James O'Connor

Guilty Gear Strive Is Coming To Arcades--In Japan, At Least

Guilty Gear Strive has been confirmed for PlayStation 4, but if you're in Japan, you'll also have the option of playing it in an arcade. The arcade release of the game was reported on Arc System Works' website, and was picked up on and translated by Gematsu.

While it's possible that the cabinets will make their way outside of the country, they're bound to be rare--arcades are still fairly common in Tokyo and other areas of Japan. For most players, the PlayStation 4 version will remain the...

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James O'Connor

Quentin Tarantino Reveals Inspiration Behind Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was a huge movie, earning 10 nominations at the 2020 Academy Awards and grossing over $373 million worldwide. Now, in an interview with critic Peter Travers on YouTube, Tarantino has talked about his process working on the film, and what inspired the film's narrative.

(Warning: some spoilers for the movie follow.)

Tarantino recalls the slow process of writing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and says that when he initially started work, it didn't...

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Eddie Makuch

The Controversial HBO Show From Game Of Thrones Bosses Is Officially Canceled

Confederate, the controversial HBO show from the minds of Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, has been officially canceled. HBO programming boss Casey Bloys confirmed this to TVLine.

Confederate was to take place in an alternate reality and depict the ramifications of a Confederate victory during the American Civil War. It would have been set in a version of America where slavery had not been abolished.

Back in 2017, the show's announcement sparked some controversy, with...

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James O'Connor

This Xbox Adaptive Controller Mod Makes It Nintendo Switch Compatible

The Xbox Adaptive Controller has been an important step for making games more accessible, but it's had an obvious downside--it's only compatible with Xbox. However, one man has found a way to change this, customizing an Xbox Adaptive Controller to work on Switch for his daughter.

Rory Steel, head of the Digital Jersey Academy, tweeted out a video of his daughter playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Switch using a heavily customized Xbox Adaptive Controller. There's a lot of...

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Eddie Makuch

Fortnite Partners With TikTok For An Emote Contest

Fortnite is one of the world's most popular video games. TikTok is one of the world's most popular apps. Now, the two are joining forces for a new crossover campaign.

The Emote Royal Contest on TikTok is a new challenge that Epic and the makers of the uber-popular app have announced. Here's how it works: film yourself performing an original dance move, then submit it on TikTok using the hashtag #EmoteRoyaleContest.

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Eddie Makuch

Robert Downey Jr.'s First Post-Marvel Movie Bombs At The Box Office

Robert Downey Jr.'s first post-Avengers movie, a re-imagining of the Dr. Dolittle series--has come up short at the box office. The movie is projected to make $50 million worldwide this weekend, including $30 million in America and $20 million from international markets.

The movie had a reported budget of $175 million, and now a report claims the film could end up losing $100 million for Universal. Multiple film finance experts told The Wrap that they are modeling a $100 million loss for the...

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James O'Connor

Presidential Hopeful Joe Biden Recalls Meeting With "Arrogant" Silicon Valley Video Game Figurehead

Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States of America, is currently campaigning to be the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. In an interview with the New York Times, when asked about the expanding power of Silicon Valley during Obama's time in office, Biden found himself discussing a meeting with "the leaders of Silicon Valley," and one unnamed game creator evidently left a sour taste in his mouth.

"And you may recall, the criticism I got for meeting with...

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