Halo Finds Its Master Chief For Showtime's TV Series

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Halo Finds Its Master Chief For Showtime's TV Series

We learned last summer that Showtime would be producing a live-action Halo television series, and while we knew that Master Chief would play an important role, we didn't know until now who would don John-117's iconic green armor.

Showtime announced that Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Orange is the New Black) was cast as the protagonist in the show based on Microsoft's flagship series. The TV series is set during the timeline of the games, but will introduce new characters as well. Along with this announcement they revealed a new character named Quan Ah being played by Yerin Ha, an Australian actress.

Ultimately this means that despite dancing around this for over ten years, we finally have a look at least one incarnation of Master Chief's face. It could still be obscured in the show, but we can never unsee this.

Watch Mortal Kombat 11's New Shao Kahn Trailer

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Watch Mortal Kombat 11's New Shao Kahn Trailer

By pre-ordering Mortal Kombat 11 you can play as one of the most frustrating bosses in the series. As the "konquerer of worlds," you can crush adversaries with the fearsome Wrath Hammer or spawn spears that stun enemies to enable combo stacking. And, of course, the trailer wouldn't be complete without showcasing his brutal fatality (we'll let you see that for yourself). 

Mortal Kombat 11 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on April 23. For our extended list of confirmed fighters, head here or head over to the game's hub to catch up on exclusive info. 

Netflix's TV Adaptation For The Witcher Is Releasing This Fall

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Netflix's TV Adaptation For The Witcher Is Releasing This Fall

It's been confirmed that the upcoming live-action series adaptation of The Witcher is coming to Netflix later this year.

It will hit during Netflix's Q4 period, which runs from October to December. This gives us a better idea, but we still don't have an exact date of when it hits the streaming platform. According to Variety, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos says that the show is currently being shot in Hungary.

The Witcher show stars Henry Cavill as Geralt, Freya Allan (The War of the Worlds) as Ciri, and Anya Chalotra (The ABC Murders) as Yennefer.

Carnivore Pack Available Now In Jurassic World Evolution

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Carnivore Pack Available Now In Jurassic World Evolution

Frontier Developments' Jurassic World Evolution continues to deliver new content. Today players of this fun park-building simulation can download the Carnivore Dinosaur Pack to add three new threats dinosaurs to their sprawling prehistoric wonderlands.

The dinosaurs are the Acrocanthosaurus, an oddly postured monster from the cretaceous period, the Proceratosaurus, a small threat from the Jurassic period that is linked genetically to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, and the Herrerasaurus, is one of the earliest dinosaurs on record, dating back to the Triassic period.

This pack retails for $4.99 and is readily available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If players log in today, they'll find a new Capture Mode has been added to the game for free. Capture Mode gives players better tools for taking shots of their dinos.

Fortnite's Next Bonkers Update Introduces Dogfighting

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Fortnite's Next Bonkers Update Introduces Dogfighting

Biplanes return to Fortnite this week in Air Royale, a new limited-time, duos-only mode that pits players against each other in an aerial dogfighting arena. Touch the ground? Dead. Fly too high? Finished. Park your plane? Boom. Each plane has three lives, and players will respawn until their plane loses its last life.

Food fighting – well, some form of it – comes to the game in this week's update, too. Deep Fried is a limited-time mode where both teams start on either side of the map, separated by a barrier down the middle. Each team has its own restaurant with a mascot inside. The mode gives teams time to build defenses around their restaurant, and once the barrier comes down, the winner is the team that can eliminate the enemy's mascot.

You can check out all of this week's updates in the patch notes here, including the return of the egg-themed Grenade Launcher skin and a new Infantry Rifle (shown above).

Last Of Us 2 Director Teases That Final Scene Has Been Shot

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Last Of Us 2 Director Teases That Final Scene Has Been Shot

The Last of Us Part II director Neil Druckmann has teased on Twitter that the ending scene of the game has now been shot. Whether this means that all motion capture work for the actors is complete or not is unclear, but it's still exciting to hear that it's all coming together.

Just shot this scene... so...

The Switch Version Of Final Fantasy VII Has A Game-Breaking Bug

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The Switch Version Of Final Fantasy VII Has A Game-Breaking Bug

The Switch is a great little device. Most people who own it tend to agree that playing both new games and classic titles on the go to be a fantastic experience. One of those recent classics that has been ported to the system is Final Fantasy VII, one of the most renowned JRPGs of all time.

I bought the Switch version of the game to give it the old college try to see if I could come to appreciate it in spite of how many years have lapsed since its release. To my surprise, I found that I was enjoying the story and even the aesthetic to the point that I felt compelled to keep playing...right up until I hit a gamebreaking bug about three hours into the story. What's worse is that this bug was reported over a year ago in the PC version. The game is also on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and might have the same bug but we can't confirm that since I only encountered it in the Switch version.

Next Major Division 2 Update Includes Damage Buffs For Exotic Weapons and Higher Gear Score Drops In Dark Zone

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Next Major Division 2 Update Includes Damage Buffs For Exotic Weapons and Higher Gear Score Drops In Dark Zone

Ubisoft has a lot of big changes planned for the third title update for The Division 2, which includes the introduction of the first eight-player raid. Wrangling all the tweaks is taking longer than expected, so today the company announced the update is sliding from its original April 25 release into May. 

The delay may be a bummer, but the proposed changes are generally exciting and show the teams at Massive and Red Storm have their ears glued to the ground. Players have all lamented the weak punching power of most exotic weapons, so Ubi is giving them damage buffs across the board. Alongside that news, Red Storm creative director Terry Spier wanted to relay their intentions with exotics – they're not all supposed to be about world-beating damage per second (DPS), but rather an opportunity for the developers to create different styles of play. Still, knowing those weapons that take much longer to acquire have a little more power is nice. The LMG Pestilence also received a PvP buff.

Assassin's Creed Unity Temporarily Free On PC Following Notre Dame Fire

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Assassin's Creed Unity Temporarily Free On PC Following Notre Dame Fire

Days after a fire caused extensive damage to Paris' Notre Dame cathedral, Ubisoft is making an effort to commemorate the landmark and also help aid its reconstruction efforts. The company says it's donating €500,000 for restoration and, as reported earlier, the scans of the structure created during Assassin's Creed Unity's development could be a valuable reference source in the coming years. PC players who didn't get to tour the structure before the blaze (or didn't visit via Unity) have a week to do so on Ubisoft's dime, too.

Assassin's Creed Unity is free on PC for the following week. To claim your copy, just visit Ubisoft's online store here. Its DLC is also discounted, if you feel like taking a deeper dive. Otherwise, you're free to wander around Notre Dame and take in the sights of Paris. 

The game had a notoriously rocky launch, but a series of patches and updates brought it up to series standards. If its bumpy release kept you away, this is a great excuse to check Unity out.

Lucasfilm Is Exploring Possibilities For Knights Of The Old Republic

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Lucasfilm Is Exploring Possibilities For Knights Of The Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Republic is one of the most popular Star Wars video games to date, empowering players with the ability to venture down the light or dark side of the force in an era set 4,000 years before the Empire came to power. While delivering a powerful Star Wars fantasy, Knights of the Old Republic is also praised for its story, which delivered one hell of a plot twist.

Although Knights of the Old Republic received a sequel, was adapted into comic books, and it's setting was later explored in The Old Republic MMO, fans have long wanted to see it leap to the silver screen for a live-action film. At this year's Star Wars Celebration, MTV News' Josh Horowitz interviewed Lucasfilm's president Kathleen Kennedy, and asked her if Knights of the Old Republic was something they were considering for the future. "You know, we talk about that all the time," Kennedy said. "Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now, I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn't start to feel like too much."

#Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy talked to us about the future of #StarWars – including a Knights of the Old Republic movie and female filmmakers taking the helm, as well as Palpatine’s surprise return in the trailer for @StarWars #EpisodeIX pic.twitter.com/HCjEhdlRv7