Respawn has released a new patch for its free battle royale game, Apex Legends. This update only applies to the PC version and fixes an exploit that allowed players to get the Apex Legends Twitch Prime Pack without a Prime membership.
Like other Twitch Prime freebies, the aforementioned Apex Legends pack is only intended for those who have Amazon Prime. It contains five Apex Packs--Legends' equivalent of loot boxes--as well as the exclusive Omega Point skin for the lovable robot Pathfinder, but players were able to get it by modifying the advanced launch options in Origin.
"With this update, the Omega Point Pathfinder skin will be removed from any accounts that obtained it using the exploit," Respawn said. It's unclear if the Apex Packs that were also acquired through the exploit will likewise be removed.
NetherRealm is preparing another Mortal Kombat 11 livestream, which will include another kombatant. The third Kombat Kast will take place Wednesday, February 27 at 1 PM PT / 10 AM ET. This time, the studio isn't playing coy with what they'll be revealing, as the announcement tweet directly states that it will host a "kharacter reveal." You can watch the stream right here on GameSpot.
The studio followed up with a tweet teasing the character reveal. It's a very vague look, but given the attitude, fans have speculated that it's Johnny Cage.
We could have guessed the stream would include a new character. Both of the previous Kombat Kast streams have debuted a character--Kabal in the first and Jade in the second. Those join old favorites like Scorpion, Sonya Blade, and Kano, along with new additions like the time manipulator Geras. No Shaggy, though. You can check out the full roster so far.
Warner Bros. and The Pokemon Company have shared a new trailer for Detective Pikachu, the upcoming live-action movie based on the game of the same name. Alongside it, the companies have revealed a new Detective Pikachu movie poster, which contains a ton of subtle references and Easter eggs for eagle-eyed fans to spot.
Just as the trailer, the poster features a number of new Pokemon that hadn't previously been seen in the movie. The most obvious are the two Aipom hanging out on the Detective Pikachu logo, but you can also spot Treecko and Loudred by the neon signs in the lower lefthand corner of the poster. Even further below, you can see Snorlax, in typical fashion, in the middle of the street blocking traffic.
Most interesting, however, is Mewtwo. The Legendary Psychic Pokemon appears toward the end of the new trailer, and it can be spotted in the distance standing atop the farthest building to the left. Just what Mewtwo's role in the film will be remains a mystery, but the Legendary Pokemon also played a major part in the Detective Pikachu game.
In this week's PlayStation 4 deals, the Critics Choice sale continues, offering discounts on games that are critically acclaimed, like Red Dead Redemption 2, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Battlefield V, and Grand Theft Auto V. Bandai Namco's sale is still ongoing as well, offering to chance to snag anime-inspired games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, and Digimon World: Next Order.
For PlayStation Plus members, you have dozens of great games to choose from at low prices. Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition, Just Cause 4, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and many more are listed as PS Plus Specials right now if you want to play them.
There are also plenty of other discounted games in the PlayStation story right now. Here are the highlights:
Who's coming back to finish the fight?
The universe may have been literally cut in half thanks to Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, but there are still plenty of heroes in the MCU to continue the fight in Avengers: Endgame--at least, we certainly hope. From Captain Marvel's long awaited arrival to the small group of Snap-surviving Avengers, Endgame's roster of confirmed characters is composed of some of Marvel's most tenacious characters, which is a good thing considering what they're going up against.
Besides the obvious familiar faces we've spotted in trailers and promotional images, we've also taken the time to gather up some of the most likely returns (yes, even characters who "died" have a chance to come back--this is a superhero story after all). Some may be more far fetched than others, but we're nothing if not full of hope. And anxiety--lots and lots of anxiety.
Thankfully, the wait for Endgame is nearly over--April 26 is just around the corner--so take a moment to brush up on who's who in the massive cast.
For many, The Haunting of Hill House was one of 2018's best new shows. The horror drama was an adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic 1959 novel and across ten hours, delivered a story that was scary, dramatic, and moving in equal measure. It was written and directed by Mike Flanagan, who previous helmed the Stephen King adaptation Gerard’s Game for the streaming giant, and featured a fantastic ensemble cast that included Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, and Kate Siegel.
As well as serious scares, dazzling direction, and powerful acting, the show also had a definite ending. The story of the Crane family and their experiences with the haunted house of the title spanned more than 20 years and reached a powerful conclusion, closing the story in a highly satisfying way. As Flanagan said: "I think we tied up all of those threads exactly how they should be."
But while the story of Hill House is over, there are plenty more haunted houses out there. Last week, Netflix confirmed that a second season--titled The Haunting of Bly Manor--will be released in 2020. This will be an entirely separate story that takes inspiration from another literary classic--Henry James's The Turn of the Screw. While specific details are, unsurprisingly, unknown, we do know a few things about this new show. So here's everything we know so far about The Haunting of Bly Manor...
There's another new trailer for Detective Pikachu, and like those that have come before it, this one is full of cartoon Pokemon rendered in realistic detail--and they're largely amazing, incredibly strange, and vaguely terrifying. Pikachu might be cute and fuzzy, but then there are others that are not so endearing--like Lickitung.
The new Detective Pikachu trailer drops amid ahead of a bunch of other Pokemon-related happenings, honoring Pokemon's 23rd anniversary. Today is the start of Pokemon Go's Pokemon Day event, which stretches February 26-28, and will introduce shiny versions of Pidgey and Rattata to the game. There's also a Pokemon Direct on February 27 that looks set to bring news about upcoming Pokemon games.
We've dug through the latest trailer to pick out all the new Pokemon hidden in Ryme City, and there are quite a few. Some are cute, some are weird, and some definitely seem like they'd be too dangerous to just let walk around your town. Check them out below, and let us know in the comments if you've spotted any we missed.
You should also check out our rundown of all the Pokemon hidden in the first Detective Pikachu trailer, because there are a lot of them.