Anthem Launch "Rougher Than Expected," BioWare Still Committed

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Anthem's launch had its share of issues, from crash bugs to weapon balance bugs and more. Now BioWare general manager Casey Hudson has conceded to the launch issues while also recommitting to long-term support.

In a post-launch update on the BioWare Blog, Hudson says it was a "rougher launch than expected," and says that the studio was "ready for the possibility that unexpected issues might arise." In a broader sense, he said that the degree of the problems didn't become apparent until the scale of players had increased, and that the studio shares in the community's disappointment at these issues.

"It makes me sad to hear about any issues that would hold someone back from fully enjoying the game," Hudson said. "I take that very personally, and it’s been our top priority to get improvements out to you in the fastest, safest way."

What's Coming And Going From Netflix In April 2019? Movies, TV, And Originals (US)

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Every month, Netflix reveals what is new to its service for the upcoming month, and there are plenty of new offerings to get excited about. However, plenty of movies and TV series leave the service each month as well. And in April, Netflix loses its best animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

On April 7, the Star Wars: The Clones Wars movie, all five seasons of the animated series, and the home release of The Lost Missions all leave Netflix. While many folks look down on the Star Wars prequels, everyone can agree that the Clone Wars animated movie and series are the best things to come out of that era in Star Wars lore. For those who are unfamiliar, the series follows Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi during the aforementioned Clone Wars, taking place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. While the show is leaving Netflix, it is headed to Disney's streaming service, alongside new episodes, by the end of this year.

And there are plenty of new options for you to check out in April--after you've watch Clone Wars one more time. On April 1, Netflix is dropping plenty of movies, including Freddy vs. Jason, Pineapple Express, and the classic sci-fi movie The Fifth Element. Additionally, the classic Japanese character Ultraman gets a Netflix original animated series.

Toy Story 4 Trailer Breakdown: Things You Might Have Missed

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Toy Story 4 Trailer Breakdown: Things You Might Have Missed


Get your handkerchiefs ready--wait, do people carry those anymore or was that only in 1888? The latest trailer for Toy Story 4 is here, and there is a 70% chance of me crying in the theater like a giant man-baby when I see the movie on June 21. Chances are, you'll be in the same predicament.

It's been 24 years since the first Toy Story movie hit theaters, and with each sequel, the audience's emotional heartstrings are pulled to a point where many of us are left in blubbering messes. Ok, enough talk about crying openly in a crowded movie theater.

The new trailer for Toy Story 4 gave us all a pretty good idea of what this movie is about. It's essentially a buddy road trip movie, but one of the people is a cowboy with a pull string and the other is a spork with pipecleaner arms. We got a lot of information about the plot as well as what all the characters in this world will be up to during the adventure. The trailer also reminded us of how the last movie ended, which was on a sad, but hopeful note. Here's everything we learned about Toy Story 4, along with some things you might have missed.

Get your handkerchiefs ready--wait, do people carry those anymore or was that only in 1888? The latest trailer for Toy Story 4 is here, and there is a 70% chance of me crying in the theater like a giant man-baby when I see the movie on June 21. Chances are, you'll be in the same predicament.

Toy Story 4 Trailer Promises An Epic, Funny, Exciting Pixar Road Movie

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The first trailer for Toy Story 4 is here. The latest movie in the long-running animated Pixar series hits theaters in June and sees Woody, Buzz, and the gang in another highly anticipated adventure. A few amusing early teasers were released in December, but this new trailer finally gives us an idea of what to expect from the new movie.

It reveals that the new character of Forky that was teased last year--literally a fork with pipe-cleaner arms--will be one of the main characters. He's the favorite toy of Woody and co's new owner Bonnie, but he's less than pleased about being turned into a plaything. Forky goes on the run with Woody in tow, and the pair end up encountering another old friend--Bo Beep. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang set off to get their pals back. It looks every bit as funny, exciting, moving, and spectacularly animated as the previous movies in this classic series. Check it out above.

Toy Story 4 sees all the main cast return, including Tom Hanks (as Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz), Annie Potts (Bo Peep), Joan Cusack (Jessie), Blake Clark (Slinky Dog), Wallace Shawn (Rex), and John Ratzenberger (Hamm), plus Arrested Development's Tony Hale as Forky. It hits theaters on June 21, 2019.

Google Announces "Stadia" Game Platform With Cloud Streaming

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Google has often given talks at the Game Developers Conference, but this year it sent out invites making it clear it had bigger plans in mind. At its special presentation today, the company outlined its plans for a video game streaming service called Stadia, offering games on demand.

The platform aims to bring together playing, spectating, and developing games onto a single platform. As an example, you could view Assassin's Creed Odyssey on YouTube and then begin playing it through streaming in "as little as five seconds."

Google first hinted at an interest in game streaming last year, when it partnered with Ubisoft for Project Stream. The service allowed testers to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey to completion through its Chrome browser. Since then the rumors of "Project Yeti" only intensified, and then the company conspicuously hired former Ubisoft and EA studio head Jade Raymond.

Google Announces "Stadia" Cloud Gaming Platform

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Google Announces

Google has often given talks at the Game Developers Conference, but this year it sent out invites making it clear it had bigger plans in mind. At its special presentation today, the company outlined its plans for a video game streaming service called Stadia, offering games on demand.

The platform aims to bring together playing, spectating, and developing games onto a single platform. As an example, you could view Assassin's Creed Odyssey on YouTube and then begin playing it through streaming in "as little as five seconds."

Google VP Phil Harrison promised the technology will work across desktops, laptops, TV, tablets, and phones. In a demonstration, the same demo was seen working across a Chromebook, smartphone, tablet, and TV, through a Chromecast Ultra HDMI streamer. At launch it will stream in 4K at 60 FPS with surround sound, and in the future Google is planning to support 8K resolution. Harrison also promised that it will embrace cross-platform play.

Google Announces "Stadia" Cloud Gaming Platform And Announces First-Party Studio

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Google Announces

Google has often given talks at the Game Developers Conference, but this year it sent out invites making it clear it had bigger plans in mind. At its special presentation today, the company outlined its plans for a video game streaming service called Stadia, offering games on demand. Stadia is planned for launch this year.

The platform aims to bring together playing, spectating, and developing games onto a single platform. As an example, you could view Assassin's Creed Odyssey on YouTube and then begin playing it through streaming in "as little as five seconds."

Google VP Phil Harrison promised the technology will work across desktops, laptops, TV, tablets, and phones. In a demonstration, the same demo was seen working across a Chromebook, smartphone, tablet, and TV, through a Chromecast Ultra HDMI streamer. At launch it will stream in 4K at 60 FPS with surround sound, and in the future Google is planning to support 8K resolution. Harrison also promised that it will embrace cross-platform play.

Google Stadia: Cloud Gaming Platform And First-Party Studio Announced

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Google Stadia: Cloud Gaming Platform And First-Party Studio Announced

Google has formally announced its plans for a video game streaming platform called Stadia, offering games on demand streamed through the cloud. Stadia is planned for launch this year.

The platform aims to bring together playing, spectating, and developing games onto a single platform. As an example, you could view Assassin's Creed Odyssey on YouTube and then begin playing it through streaming in "as little as five seconds."

Google VP Phil Harrison promised the technology will work across desktops, laptops, TV, tablets, and phones. In a demonstration, the same demo was seen working across a Chromebook, smartphone, tablet, and TV, the latter through a Chromecast Ultra HDMI streamer. At launch it will stream in 4K at 60 FPS with surround sound and HDR support, and in the future Google is planning to support 8K resolution and frame-rates upwards of 120 FPS. Harrison also promised that the platform will embrace cross-platform play.

Spotify UK Is Giving Away A Free Google Home Mini

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Spotify UK Is Giving Away A Free Google Home Mini

You know what's good? A nice freebie. Luckily, you can get a pretty cool freebie today if you're a Spotify Premium for Family subscriber in the UK.

If you are, you can claim a free Google Home Mini. The offer works for both new subscribers and existing ones, but only until stocks last, so be quick. Also note that standard Spotify Premium members do not qualify for the deal--you must be a Premium for Family subscriber, which is an extra £5 per month and allows you to add up to five family members onto your plan. Claim your device here.

Spotify ran this promotion in the US last year, but has now decided to bring it to the UK. Google Home Mini launched in 2018 as Google's answer to Amazon's Echo Dot. They typically sell for £49 at retail, so getting one at no extra cost with a monthly £15 Spotify Premium for Family subscription is not too shabby.

Get A Free Google Home Mini With Spotify UK

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Get A Free Google Home Mini With Spotify UK

You know what's good? A nice freebie. Luckily, you can get a pretty cool freebie today if you're a Spotify Premium for Family subscriber in the UK.

If you are, you can claim a free Google Home Mini. The offer works for both new subscribers and existing ones, but only until stocks last, so be quick. Also note that standard Spotify Premium members do not qualify for the deal--you must be a Premium for Family subscriber, which is an extra £5 per month and allows you to add up to five family members onto your plan. Claim your device here.

Spotify ran this promotion in the US last year, but has now decided to bring it to the UK. Google Home Mini launched in 2018 as Google's answer to Amazon's Echo Dot. They typically sell for £49 at retail, so getting one at no extra cost with a monthly £15 Spotify Premium for Family subscription is not too shabby.