Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Has Found Its Ciri

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Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ Has Found Its Ciri

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, showrunner of Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher revealed the casting for two of the series’ most important female leads. Joining Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Ciri will be played by Freya Allan from The War of the Worlds, and Yennefer of Vengerberg will be played by Anya Chalotra from The ABC Murders.

This announcement comes a few months after Hissrich left Twitter following an online backlash over a casting call that purportedly was looking for non-white actresses to play Ciri. Hissrich has since returned to social media. 

A princess with mystical powers, Ciri is a central character in CD Projekt Red’s critically-acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and a major character in the books that inspired the games, penned by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. Yennefer, meanwhile, is a powerful sorceress and maternal figure to Ciri, and is the primary love interest of protagonist Geralt.

Return Of The Obra Dinn Gets Release Date

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Return Of The Obra Dinn Gets Release Date

Lucas Pope, developer of the eerie insurance mystery game Return Of The Obra Dinn, took to Twitter to announce the game's impending release next Thursday. 

Though he had previously stated the game would be launching in Fall this year, his abrupt text this morning is the first official word on Obra Dinn's release date.

In many ways, the unusual announcement suits the game in which you play as an insurance agent for the East India Company confronted with a vessel that suddenly reappeared without its crew. The game's unsettling aura is enhanced with its low-tech graphics; a new variation of the technique Pope also exploited in his last game Papers, Please.

Return Of The Obra Dinn Gets Release Date

about X hours ago from
Return Of The Obra Dinn Gets Release Date

Lucas Pope, developer of the eerie insurance mystery game Return Of The Obra Dinn, took to Twitter to announce the game's impending release next Thursday. 

Though he had previously stated the game would be launching in Fall this year, his abrupt text this morning is the first official word on Obra Dinn's release date.

In many ways, the unusual announcement suits the game in which you play as an insurance agent for the East India Company confronted with a vessel that suddenly reappeared without its crew. The game's unsettling aura is enhanced with its low-tech graphics; a new variation of the technique Pope also exploited in his last game Papers, Please.

Fallout 76 Stress Test Begins This Weekend On Xbox One

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Fallout 76 Stress Test Begins This Weekend On Xbox One

If you preordered Fallout 76 (digitally or physically), are a part of Xbox Insider, and live in North America, you have a chance to play Fallout 76 this weekend. This surprise play session will help Bethesda prepare for the larger Break It Early Test Application beta, which hits at the end of October and runs up until the game's launch.

Bethesda says this stress test is not the beta, and progress made within it will not carry over to the final game. Even if you match all of the criteria above, not everyone will get into the test. Bethesda says "you may be selected."

You'll know you are in the test by going into the Xbox Insider App and looking under content for the "Fallout 76 Stress Test." If it's there, you're on your way to West Virginia.

Fallout 76 Stress Test Begins This Weekend On Xbox One

about X hours ago from
Fallout 76 Stress Test Begins This Weekend On Xbox One

If you preordered Fallout 76 (digitally or physically), are a part of Xbox Insider, and live in North America, you have a chance to play Fallout 76 this weekend. This surprise play session will help Bethesda prepare for the larger Break It Early Test Application beta, which hits at the end of October and runs up until the game's launch.

Bethesda says this stress test is not the beta, and progress made within it will not carry over to the final game. Even if you match all of the criteria above, not everyone will get into the test. Bethesda says "you may be selected."

You'll know you are in the test by going into the Xbox Insider App and looking under content for the "Fallout 76 Stress Test." If it's there, you're on your way to West Virginia.

New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

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New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

For Honor is launching its latest expansion, Marching Fire, on October 16. This coincides with a huge free update. Without buying the new expansion, For Honor players will have access to breach mode, revamped graphics, an updated user interface, and a new dialogue system. After an initial early access period, players without Marching Fire can also unlock the four new Wu Lin faction fighters with Steel, For Honor's in-game currency. They can also be invited to join in arcade mode by a friend who owns the expansion. 

According to Ubisoft, Marching Fire is For Honor's largest update since it launched in 2017. Marching Fire introduces several new elements to the game including its new faction. Joining knights, vikings, and samurais in the battle for domination are the Wu Lin heroes. In a direction shift for the game, these deadly warriors are traveling west from China and will all have detailed backstories to add to the game's lore. 

Breach mode, available to everyone who owns For Honor, is a 4v4 PvP mode that challenges teams to either attack or defend a fortress. The castle doors can be assaulted with a massive battering ram, siege weapons, and an army of minions, pikemen, and archers.

New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

about X hours ago from
New Trailer Details For Honor's Upcoming Marching Fire Expansion

For Honor is launching its latest expansion, Marching Fire, on October 16. This coincides with a huge free update. Without buying the new expansion, For Honor players will have access to breach mode, revamped graphics, an updated user interface, and a new dialogue system. After an initial early access period, players without Marching Fire can also unlock the four new Wu Lin faction fighters with Steel, For Honor's in-game currency. They can also be invited to join in arcade mode by a friend who owns the expansion. 

According to Ubisoft, Marching Fire is For Honor's largest update since it launched in 2017. Marching Fire introduces several new elements to the game including its new faction. Joining knights, vikings, and samurais in the battle for domination are the Wu Lin heroes. In a direction shift for the game, these deadly warriors are traveling west from China and will all have detailed backstories to add to the game's lore. 

Breach mode, available to everyone who owns For Honor, is a 4v4 PvP mode that challenges teams to either attack or defend a fortress. The castle doors can be assaulted with a massive battering ram, siege weapons, and an army of minions, pikemen, and archers.

Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

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Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

Pokémon continues to roll out multiple new expansions to its Trading Card Game every year. With the latest, Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder, on the horizon, fans are naturally eager to learn about the new cards.

In advance of the new expansion's release, I got a sneak peek at seven new cards coming to Pokémon TCG. These cards range from a standard evolved monster to Trainer cards, but the headliners are certainly the beautiful Pokémon-GX cards. Check out the cards below. 

The new expansion claims to fuse "the new with the traditional." When Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder launches, it will bring with it more than 210 new cards, making it the most robust expansion of the year so far. The expansion also features seven Prism Star cards for Pokémon like Ditto and Celebi, and 13 Pokémon-GX cards for creatures like Lugia and Zeraora. Four Ultra Beasts will also be featured in the expansion, and players can collect more than 20 trainer cards.

Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

about X hours ago from
Exclusive Card Reveal: Seven Cards From Pokémon Trading Card Game: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder

Pokémon continues to roll out multiple new expansions to its Trading Card Game every year. With the latest, Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder, on the horizon, fans are naturally eager to learn about the new cards.

In advance of the new expansion's release, I got a sneak peek at seven new cards coming to Pokémon TCG. These cards range from a standard evolved monster to Trainer cards, but the headliners are certainly the beautiful Pokémon-GX cards. Check out the cards below. 

The new expansion claims to fuse "the new with the traditional." When Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon – Lost Thunder launches, it will bring with it more than 210 new cards, making it the most robust expansion of the year so far. The expansion also features seven Prism Star cards for Pokémon like Ditto and Celebi, and 13 Pokémon-GX cards for creatures like Lugia and Zeraora. Four Ultra Beasts will also be featured in the expansion, and players can collect more than 20 trainer cards.

Two Million Players Raced Through Forza Horizon 4 In The First Week

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Two Million Players Raced Through Forza Horizon 4 In The First Week

This morning, Playground Games studio director Gavin Raeburn published a post on Xbox Wire celebrating the serious traction Forza Horizon 4 has gained. Two million players are already racing around virtual Britain.

The post announced that Forza Horizon 4 is now the “highest-rated Xbox exclusive of this generation" and maintains the series’ lead as “best-selling racing franchise of this console generation.” Other stats from the post include 4.6 million hours of gameplay watched over Mixer, Twitch, YouTube and Facebook as of October 9; as well as 822.7 million miles logged, 74.4 million cars owned, and over 377.7 million roads discovered.

In addition to the numbers, an Inside Xbox interview with Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton in September revealed that fans will have the highly-requested Route Creator feature to look forward to on October 25.