Apex Legends Season 1 Update: Patch Notes For Octane, Battle Pass, And More

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Respawn has launched the latest update for Apex Legends, and it's a very big one. This patch introduced the game's first season, so it covers more than just the typical additions and tweaks--although those are a big part, with the much-anticipated hit box changes being implemented. The new update also adds both the Battle Pass and new character, Octane. Here's everything new and different in the patch notes.

Respawn released the patch notes for the Season 1: Wild Frontier update on the Apex Legends subreddit, and they give a little more detail on a few things, like how long Octane's abilities last, and included a bunch of quality-of-live improvements that are now part of the game as well. Arguably the biggest is the hit box change, though. According to Respawn, the hit boxes for Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder have been changed "to better align with their shapes." These were announced previously, and the adjustment to character hit boxes should make big characters like Gibraltar, Caustic, and Pathfinder a lot more viable on the battlefield.

Disney's Deal To Buy Fox--Including Simpsons, Deadpool, X-Men--Nearly Finished

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Disney's massive deal to buy the majority of Fox's assets and franchises--including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Deadpool, and X-Men--for around $71 billion is nearly completed. Fox and Disney announced in their own press releases that the acquisition is expected to become effective at 12:02 AM EST on March 20.

"This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us--one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders," Disney CEO Robert Iger said in a statement. "Combining Disney's and 21st Century Fox's wealth of creative content and proven talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era."

Disney said buying Fox's franchises will allow Disney to "provide more appealing high-quality content and entertainment options to meet growing consumer demand; increase its international footprint; and expand its direct-to-consumer offerings."

Disney Completes Deal To Buy Fox, It Now Owns The Simpsons, Deadpool, X-Men, Family Guy, And More

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Disney's massive deal to buy the majority of Fox's assets and franchises--including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Deadpool, and X-Men--for around $71 billion has finally gone through. Fox and Disney announced in their own press releases that the acquisition is expected to become effective at 12:02 AM EST on March 20. [Update: it's a done deal]

"This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us--one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders," Disney CEO Robert Iger said in a statement. "Combining Disney's and 21st Century Fox's wealth of creative content and proven talent creates the preeminent global entertainment company, well positioned to lead in an incredibly dynamic and transformative era."

Disney said buying Fox's franchises will allow Disney to "provide more appealing high-quality content and entertainment options to meet growing consumer demand; increase its international footprint; and expand its direct-to-consumer offerings."

Hypnospace Outlaw Review - Dot Com Detective

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Hypnospace Outlaw Review - Dot Com Detective

For those of us who already spend our entire waking life tethered to the internet, the concept of Hypnospace will seem like both the logical conclusion to our always-online existence and its literal nightmare scenario. Hypnospace, the titular technology of Hypnospace Outlaw, is a social network you can access while you sleep, thus solving the problem of its users failing to update their status due to having to close their eyes for eight hours a day. It's both ingenious and terrible, and serves as the all-too-horrifyingly-plausible premise of this quite clever, quite funny, simulated '90s web browsing puzzle game.

Log on to Hypnospace and you find yourself jolted back to the late '90s internet age where every page belonged to a webring, had a visitor counter, and blared tinny MIDI music on loop every 15 seconds. The Hypnospace web portal is a walled garden, to use the modern term, split into themed zones that play host to whatever it is people make websites about. Or rather, what people used to make websites about.

Overwatch's New Hero, Baptiste, Is Available Now For Everyone

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Overwatch's new hero, Baptiste, is out now for everyone on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Baptiste had been available on Overwatch's PTR for a while now, but he's finally available for everyone on every platform. Like Overwatch's other post-release characters, he's free.

Baptiste is Overwatch's 30th hero. A combat medic who serves as a support class in Blizzard's hero shooter, his primary weapon is the Biotic Launcher, which is a burst-fire rifle that fires three rounds at a time. His secondary fire heals allies.

He is also capable of jumping extra high thanks to his powerful Exo Boots. Additionally, Baptiste wields an "Immortality Field" that creates a field that keeps his allies alive, while he also has an "Amplification Matrix" that doubles damage and healing effects.

Red Dead Online Update Adds Fishing Challenge And More

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Red Dead Online Update Adds Fishing Challenge And More

The latest update for the ongoing Red Dead Online beta has arrived, and it adds a new free roam event. The event is a "Fishing Challenge," that, as its name suggests, challenges players to compete against others to catch as many fish as possible.

As part of the challenge, players are tasked with racking up the most total weight for fish; and this has variations for water types: Lakes, Rivers, and Swamps.

In addition to the new fishing challenge, Rockstar has introduced a number of new items to grab from the store, including the Gator Hat, Ortega Vest, Pelt Half Chaps, and Woodland Gloves. They are available for a limited time from Wheeler, Rawson, and Co.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection: Dev Talks Mods, Dedicated Servers, Frame Rate, And Much More For PC Release

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection: Dev Talks Mods, Dedicated Servers, Frame Rate, And Much More For PC Release

Halo developer 343 Industries held a Reddit AMA today where it answered a series of fans' burning questions about Halo: The Master Chief Collection's PC release and more. The studio talked about mod support on PC, dedicated servers, how you'll be able to buy each game on PC within the package, the possibility of bringing Halo 5 to The Master Chief Collection, and a lot more.

You can read the full Reddit AMA here, while we've rounded up some of the more interesting subjects and answers in this post.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection comes to PC through Steam and the Windows Store later . this year. As announced previously, games within the package will be released individually, beginning with Halo: Reach (which is also coming to Xbox One). The game was recently revealed to not be an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

27 Game Of Thrones Questions Season 8 Needs To Answer

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27 Game Of Thrones Questions Season 8 Needs To Answer

Game of Thrones Season 8 is almost here.

Say what you want about HBO's Game of Thrones adaptation--at least it's going to have an ending. Author George R.R. Martin's books remain in limbo, with two final novels still in progress as the TV show's last season approaches. With a premiere date on April 14, Game of Thrones Season 8 is almost here.

The show was never going to be perfect, and we've had our fair share of gripes. Martin famously has said that he once considered the series unfilmable. The source material is complex, multi-layered, and often ambiguous, and the show has gradually trimmed the series' fat until only what matters remains. Season 8 is going to be a lean, mean series of six final episodes that will finally bring the story to a close.

But it will also leave some loose ends, we have no doubt. In the beginning the show was an essentially direct adaptation of the books, and there are details in early seasons that seemingly never amounted to anything. Other threads were simply dropped, and we're hoping they'll get picked up again.

There's no way Game of Thrones Season 8 will answer all these. In a saga this massive, there are bound to be lingering questions and doubts. But as Game of Thrones' final season approaches, we can't help but wonder about these anyway.