Netflix Will See The End Of Marvel Movies On The Service With Ant Man And The Wasp

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Netflix Will See The End Of Marvel Movies On The Service With Ant Man And The Wasp

Disney is separating from Netflix, with Ant Man and The Wasp being the last movie to grace the third party streaming platform. With the release of future films, whether Star Wars or Marvel, they will end up on the yet-to-be-named Disney streaming service. 

Marvel shows made with Netflix are an entirely different matter, and while they will remain on the service for now, their future is not sealed. Disney will not launch their service until 2019, and touts that it will have an exclusive live-action Star Wars series from John Favreau, the director of Iron Man. 

Keeping in line with their family focused image, Disney will not offer any sort of R rated content on their service, which seems like a clear tell that the Marvel Netflix series' will remain on that platform due to their graphic nature. Disney has recently garnered the rights to Fox's X-men and other comic book properties, and is looking to buy back the exclusive Star Wars movie streaming rights from AT&T. 

Master Chief Confirmed For Halo TV Series, Set To Release In 2020

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Master Chief Confirmed For Halo TV Series, Set To Release In 2020

Showtime's upcoming Halo TV series will star Master Chief as "a lead character," IGN has learned . Showtime's President of Programming Gary Levine told the publication that there will be other protagonists to support the Chief. Levine said at a Television Critics Association summer press tour panel that Master Chief's face being constantly obscured by his helmet "is a key question and an important part of our series."

Back in June, Showtime announced that the series will be executive produced by showrunner Kyle Killen (Lone Star) and directed and produced by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes). At the time, no release window was announced, but Levine told IGN that Showtime is aiming for a 2020 release.

[Source: IGN]

World Of Warcraft Has A God Of War Reference That Comments On Recent Lore Controversy

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World Of Warcraft Has A God Of War Reference That Comments On Recent Lore Controversy

Things in the World Of Warcraft have been a bit rough for Horde players lately. In last week's "Warbringers: Sylvanas" trailer, Blizzard confirmed that Horde warchief Sylvanas Windrunner burned the killed innocent night elves by burning their "world tree" home. 

This, as Polygon reports, set off a storm of anger among the WoW community, as many Horde players feel Sylvanas' actions do away with the "gray" morality of the Warcraft series and don't want to be associated with a faction that follows a plainly evil leader.

Some Horde players, according to Kotaku, have gone so far as to hide their shoulder armor in imitation of the "Old Soldier" trailer's Varok Saurfang, protesting Sylvanas' actions.

Rethinking Reviews

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Rethinking Reviews

The world of games is always changing, and the way we review them has to change as well. Behind the scenes, we have been working on a new way to handle reviews, while still keeping the core components that make Game Informer reviews, well, Game Informer reviews.

At the core of these changes is finding a way to cover and score games that interest you, or more directly, are looking to take money out of your wallet.

When Minecraft launched in 2009, it was one of the first games that released as an alpha and slowly moved toward launch almost two and a half years later. It was fun, and we discussed it as one of our Top 50 games of that year, but held back because the game was officially in “alpha” and wasn’t a final product. We wanted to be fair to the developers so their game was reviewed and judged in its final form. The rest of the story is well known: Minecraft became a cultural phenomenon, and we didn’t review it until a review didn’t matter anymore other than us putting on record that the game was – surprise! – a lot of fun.

The Assassin's Creed Odyssey Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Assassin's Creed Odyssey Digital Issue Is Now Live

If you subscribe to the computer, tablet, or mobile edition of Game Informer magazine, you can now learn all about Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Following today's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live on web browsers and will be coming to iPad/iPhone later in the day. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Google PlayKindle, and Nook.

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Prince Of Persia And Earth Defense Force 2025 Join Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Prince Of Persia And Earth Defense Force 2025 Join Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Prince Of Persia (2008), Earth Defense Force 2025, and Sine Mora join Xbox One's backwards compatibility program today. Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced the additions via Twitter.

Prince of Persia, Earth Defense Force 2025 and SINE MORA are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNs2ZLo pic.twitter.com/ALyoRniCv8

Now Xbox One players can revisit Prince Of Persia's stylish action gameplay, slay giant insects in Earth Defense Force 2025, and skillfully dodge projectiles in Sine Mora. To learn more about these games, check out our reviews of Sine Mora and Earth Defense Force 2025 and read Kyle Hilliard's feature comparing the roles of Prince Of Persia's and The Last Of Us' female leads.

September Cover Revealed – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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September Cover Revealed – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

We were lucky enough to visit Ubisoft Quebec’s HQ a few months ago, when it revealed it was working on the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. After playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for about five hours, we thought we had a good handle on the changes the team was making to the franchise. As Game Informer readers will soon find out, that first look was just part of the story. We recently came back from a second visit, where we’ve gained a much better appreciation of what the team means when they say they’re pushing RPG elements like never before. We’ve got deep dives on how its ancient Greek setting is teeming with life, from its ever-present political infighting to its exciting new mercenaries system. Through it all, one thread stands out: choice. Your decisions matter in Odyssey, as you’ll see in our 14-page cover story.

September Cover Revealed – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

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September Cover Revealed – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

We were lucky enough to visit Ubisoft Quebec’s HQ a few months ago, when it revealed it was working on the next installment in the Assassin’s Creed series. After playing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for about five hours, we thought we had a good handle on the changes the team was making to the franchise. As Game Informer readers will soon find out, that first look was just part of the story. We recently came back from a second visit, where we’ve gained a much better appreciation of what the team means when they say they’re pushing RPG elements like never before. We’ve got deep dives on how its ancient Greek setting is teeming with life, from its ever-present political infighting to its exciting new mercenaries system. Through it all, one thread stands out: choice. Your decisions matter in Odyssey, as you’ll see in our 14-page cover story.

Get A Taste Of Command With A Free Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo

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Get A Taste Of Command With A Free Valkyria Chronicles 4 Demo

Earlier this year, Valkyria Chronicles 4 impressed us with its deep strategy and dramatic storytelling. Although it doesn't release for another month, now everyone can try out the strategy/RPG hybrid with a free demo. 

Stretching from the prologue to the end of the second chapter, the demo promises several hours of gameplay. Additionally, any choices you've made or soldiers you've lost can carry over to the full release if you so choose. 

The Valkyria Chronicles series has a strong cult following, but this seems like the perfect chance for hesitant players to take a chance on a unique blend of gameplay styles. The demo is available on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC, with a full release coming on September 25. 

The World Ends With You Remixes Its Way On To Switch This October

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The World Ends With You Remixes Its Way On To Switch This October

The World Ends With You is a favorite cult classic of many a diehard JPRG fan, and it looks like it's the latest game to find another chance at a new life thanks to the Switch. The World Ends With You: Final Remix was announced back in January, but today it received a release date. Get ready to break it down on October 12.

You can watch a the teaser trailer for the game right here:

For more on The World Ends With You, you can check out our thoughts on the previous mobile port of the game here.