The new Apex Legends update released on Wednesday has apparently caused some issues on Xbox One. Developer Respawn announced that it discovered an "unfortunate issue" related to the Through the Heart DMR skin, which was released as part of the Valentine's Day-themed update, as well as some skins and the two unlockable Legends characters, Caustic and Mirage.
Respawn has disabled the three troubles skins--Through the Heart Valentines DMR skin, and Gibraltar's Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins--as it investigates the issue, which only appears to be affect Xbox One and not PlayStation 4 or PC.
Separate from this, and more meaningful due to its impact on gameplay, is an unrelated problem related to the two characters who are not unlocked by default: Caustic and Mirage. Respawn says some players on Xbox One are unable to use the characters after unlocking them. There's no word on when the issue might be resolved.
The new Apex Legends update released today caused some issues on Xbox One, it seems. Developer Respawn announced that it discovered an "unfortunate issue" related to the Through the Heart DMR skin, which was released today in the Valentine's Day update, as well as Gibraltar Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins that are causing crashes.
Respawn disabled the skins as it investigates the issue, which only appears to be affect Xbox One and not PlayStation 4 or PC. Another issue has also been reported, and it sounds significant, too. Some players are unable to use the unlockable Caustic and Mirage characters.
Hey all. We discovered an unfortunate issue with the Through the Heart Valentines DMR skin, Gibraltar's Daemon Hunter and Neural Net skins that are causing crashes on Xbox One. We've disabled the skins while we investigate.
The new Dune movie from Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve continues to add to its already incredibly star-studded cast. According to Variety, veteran actor Josh Brolin has joined the movie to play Gurney Halleck. The Thanos actor joins an already star-studded cast that includes Timothee Chalamet, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Rampling, and Stellan Skarsgard.
Halleck is a mentor to Chalamet's character. He was played by Patrick Stewart in the 1984 film.
The movie is based on the Frank Herbert 1965 novel. David Lynch directed the first Dune movie in 1984; it was not a commercial success but it gained a cult reputation. A mini-series for TV was produced in the early 2000s on the Syfy channel.
Alongside the announcement of Dragon Quest XI for Switch, we also got confirmation for the western release of Dragon Quest Builders 2, which released in Japan late last year. It's coming to the West on July 12 for both Switch and PS4.
The news was confirmed during Nintendo's Direct presentation and subsequently on Sony and Square Enix social feeds. Though, for all the news from the Direct presentation, be sure to read our news roundup.
Much like the first game, Dragon Quest Builders 2 takes place in an alternate reality of an existing Dragon Quest game where the main antagonist defeated the heroes and left the world a barren wasteland; this one specifically focuses on Dragon Quest II. You play as a Builder rescued by a mysterious boy who's tasked with rebuilding the world back to its former glory.
James Cameron, the legendary movie director who made aquatic-themed movies like Titanic and The Abyss, has seen Aquaman and he's not exactly the biggest fan of it. In an interview with Yahoo! (via EW), Cameron said the movie is "great fun" but not very realistic.
"I could have never made that film because it requires this total dreamlike disconnection from any sense of physics or reality. It exists somewhere between a Greek mythic landscape and a fairy tale landscape. And people just kind of zoom around underwater because … they propel themselves mentally, I guess. I don't know. " he said. You buy it on its own terms."
Cameron, who himself has traveled to the bottom of the ocean, pointed out that he's spent "thousands" of hours underwater. He takes underwater storytelling very seriously.
If you've been considering picking up an Xbox One X but wanted to wait for a discount, now might be a good time to do so. The online retailer Newegg is offering a 1TB Xbox One X bundle that includes a digital copy of Fallout 76 for just $350 now until Thursday. It also comes with a free one-month subscription to Xbox Live Gold (which is required to play Fallout 76) and Xbox Game Pass.
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The Xbox One X is the most powerful console to date that enhances many of the platform's games with visual upgrades including 4K and HDR support. Even those without 4K displays will get some benefit from the console's power with supersampling which helps render a crisper image. With one month of Game Pass for free, you can download and jump into any of the games in its vast library, including first-party titles on launch day--note that Crackdown 3 is out this week.
During the recent Nintendo Direct, the developers behind Super Smash Bros. Ultimate revealed what's in store this year for the crossover brawler. In addition to a new update 3.0, and launch details for the first DLC pack, they showed off some new footage of Persona 5's Joker--the next guest character coming to the game. Another big surprise was the reveal of a new batch of Amiibos coming this year.
With the Amiibos making their debut with Smash Bros. Wii U, Nintendo has been steadily cranking out new figurines ever since--even including non-Nintendo characters into the fold. During the stream, Nintendo revealed Amiibos for Simon Belmont, Solid Snake, Squirtle, Ivysaur, and the well-travelled Trainer. Unfortunately, release dates weren't shared, though they'll likely drop more details once the new DLC packs begins to roll out.
Released last December, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been one of the Switch's most successful games, currently sitting at well over 5 million copies worldwide as of early 2019. GameSpot's Edmond Tran reviewed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, giving it a 9.