Free Comic Book Day Is Tomorrow

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Free Comic Book Day Is Tomorrow

Free Comic Book Day is an annualized event that takes place on the first Saturday of May. True to its name, this event gives people free comic books – dozens of them from most of the leading publishers. All you have to do is head to a local comic book store and ask where the free comic books are. You'll want to go early, as this event has been popular in years past, and some of the free books go quickly.

Some of these comics are meant to be one-off stories that people can read and not feel the need to run out to get the next issue, but some publishers offer stories that lead into big events or give you a chance to read from the beginning of a series with hopes that you'll continue on. The hope is you'll walk away with plenty to read and a new (or renewed) appreciation for this storytelling media.

Here's a list of all the comics you'll be able to grab tomorrow:

The New Call Of Duty Will Be Revealed Before The End Of June

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The New Call Of Duty Will Be Revealed Before The End Of June

Another year, another Call of Duty. Infinity Ward (the developers of the original Call Of Duty as well as Modern Warfare, Ghosts, and Infinite Warfare) has been developing this one. As for what the new game entails, whether it's a Modern Warfare sequel or another offshoot, we don't know. However, according to Activision, we'll be finding out rather soon.

The publisher revealed during its earnings call that it plans to reveal more about this year's title "sometime during this [fiscal] quarter." That means that sometime before June 30. This points to a big info drop sometime before or during this year's E3.

For more on Call of Duty, check out our review of Black Ops 4.

Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward Expansion Is Free Until The End Of June

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Final Fantasy XIV's Heavensward Expansion Is Free Until The End Of June

There's few stories of death and rebirth in the MMO genre as compelling as Final Fantasy XIV. When the game first released, it crashed and burned, both critically and commercially. Square Enix was forced to tear the game down to its rivets and rebuild it as A Realm Reborn. Still, despite this turnaround, an MMORPG is only as good as its latest content, and Square Enix could have easily lost their audience with the first expansion titled Heavensward. Thankfully, they didn't, and you can see that for yourself.

If you own any non-Steam version of current Final Fantasy XIV, which means either PC or PlayStation 4, you can now download Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward for free. The PC version is free from Square Enix's online store as part of its Golden Week sale, celebrating the Japanese collection of holidays in early May. You do not need to own the base game to claim it for later, but you need to own it to play Heavensward. On PlayStation 4, you can get it from the PS Store, but you have to own Final Fantasy XIV before you can lay claim to it.

Peter Mayhew, The Original Actor For Chewbacca, Has Died

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Peter Mayhew, The Original Actor For Chewbacca, Has Died

Peter Mayhew, the actor best known for serving as the original Chewbacca in Star Wars, has died. Mayhew's family broke the news that the actor had passed away in his sleep at the age of 74 on April 30:

The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home. pic.twitter.com/YZ5VLyuK0u

In addition to playing the beloved Chewie in every Star Wars adaptation up until The Last Jedi (Finnish actor Joonas Suotamo took over the role), Mayhew was also a philanthropist whose organization, The Mayhew Foundation, has supported many international charity causes.

Sonic Movie Director Vows To Fix Hedgehog Design

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Sonic Movie Director Vows To Fix Hedgehog Design

The other day, Paramount and Sega finally showed off the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, a live-action/CG movie starring James Marsden, Ben Schwartz, and Jim Carrey. The reaction to the trailer was not...great. Besides all of the other extremely questionable choices about it, Sonic's design, which appeared to be like some kind of blue fur-person and less like a walking, talking cartoon character, raised a lot of concerns with fans.

Those concerns have been heard by the movie's director, Jeff Fowler. In a tweet, Fowler acknowledged the furor over the design and promised that they would make changes to it.

Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear... you aren't happy with the design & you want changes. It's going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be... #sonicmovie #gottafixfast

Jon Bernthal Joins Ghost Recon: Wildlands For New Missions Today

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Jon Bernthal Joins Ghost Recon: Wildlands For New Missions Today

Ubisoft revealed today new missions for Ghost Recon Wildlands, their multiplayer squad-based shooter would be launching today and are bringing some start power with them. Titled Operation Oracle, the new missions set off a free weekend for the game and seemingly tease a new Ghost Recon game. Moreover, they also star Jon Bernthal, who played Shane on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the eponymous Punisher in the Netflix show.

Check out the live action trailer of Bernthal below.

Bernthal plays Ghost team leader Cole D. Walker, who Ubisoft points out is a bit of a loose cannon with his own agenda. The mission is fairly story-based and, as the blog post for the new content points out, "What you will discover here might very well set the scene for the future." It is very hard to interpret that as anything other than a tease for more new content or a new game.

Mysterious Left 4 Dead Video Appears On YouTube

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Mysterious Left 4 Dead Video Appears On YouTube

A year ago, game developer and Steam purveyor Valve, seemingly aware of their reputation more for the latter than the former, said that they were going to get back in the business of shipping games once again. At the time, it was clear that they meant things like their Dota 2 card game Artifact, which is going through its own problems, and likely games such as Campo Santo's In the Valley of the Gods, which Valve wholly acquired. 

A new video teaser that appeared on YouTube today, however, suggests that a new Left 4 Dead might be in the works.

To be clear from the get-go, it is not obvious whether this teaser is actually from Valve or if it is a fan-made animation. Valve has not claimed ownership, no one has claimed ownership. The account that uploaded the video, Clusterflu961, has uploaded nothing else. It was created on May 1, yesterday, and the name is possibly a reference to the flu from Left 4 Dead that incites the zombie apocalypse. The account was created in Canada, but the extent to which that means anything is probably not severe.

Learn All About The Brujah Clan In Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2

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Learn All About The Brujah Clan In Vampire: The Masquerade—Bloodlines 2

One of the most surprising reveals of this year was that cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade —Bloodlines is getting a sequel nearly 15 years after its release. Today, publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Hardsuit Labs gave us a rundown on the first playable class the pair are revealing: The Brujah.

The Brujah are quick, brutal vampires renowned for their pugilistic natures. In Bloodlines 2, players who select The Brujah clan will be able to progress along two different skill trees (called disciplines):  Potence and Celerity:

Fist of Caine - Deliver a devastating punch that turns walls into rubble and throws enemies through the air. Upgrades to Fist of Cain enhance the devastating effects even further.  

Tensions Come To A Head In Life Is Strange 2 Trailer For Episode 3

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Tensions Come To A Head In Life Is Strange 2 Trailer For Episode 3

Brothers Sean and Daniel haven't had it easy since running away from the law in the opening hour of Life Is Strange 2, and it looks like things are about to get harder. A new trailer for the upcoming episode, called Wastelands, finds our brothers trying to make a place for themselves in a small forest community in California. 

However, negative influences and bad luck seem to conspire against the pair once more. You can watch for yourself down below:

Episode 3 is due out on May 9. You can read our reviews for the first and second episode in the meantime.

Bloodstained Ritual Of The Night Gets Release Dates

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Bloodstained Ritual Of The Night Gets Release Dates

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night from ArtPlay – former Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi's studio – now has specific release dates. The PS4, Xbox One, PC edition comes out on June 18, with the Switch version releasing on June 25.

The game has undergone multiple delays since it was initially Kickstarted back in 2015, but the title's latest trailer (above) shows that Igarashi and the team have been hard at work to make it look the best it can be.