Netflix's Dark Crystal Prequel Show Release Date Confirmed, New Images Revealed

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Netflix's Dark Crystal Prequel Show Release Date Confirmed, New Images Revealed

It's more than two years since Netflix first announced development of a new show based on the classic '80s fantasy movie The Dark Crystal, and we finally know when it will be with us. The streaming giant has confirmed that Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will hit the service on August 30, and a new batch of images has been released.

The images will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has seen the 1982 film, which was written and co-directed by Muppets creator Jim Henson. Director Louis Leterrier told Entertainment Weekly that he was determined to use puppetry to create and animate the characters, rather than the CG you might expect in 2019. The results look very impressive--check them out below.

Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will run for 10 episodes. It has a hugely impressive voicecast, which includes Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Jo, Nathalie Emmanuel, Mark Hamill, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, and Alicia Vikander.

Netflix's Aggretsuko Season 2 Premieres The Day After E3 2019, Perfect Timing!

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Death metal anime Aggretsuko has had a full year to rest its vocal cords and seems to be ready to make a return. According to Netflix, the series' second season launches on the streaming platform on June 14, which is the day after E3 2019--the perfect way to unwind from all the excitement of the show.

The news comes via a Twitter exchange between Japanese design company Sanrio (most known for Hello Kitty) and Aggretsuko. The back-and-forth banter concludes with Netflix's NX Twitter account providing the release date announcement and a couple of screens from the new season.

Wait, I think I got it… I’LL CHANNEL MY RAGE WITH THIS FIRST LOOK AT AGGRETSUKO SEASON 2, COMING JUNE 14!

Fallout 76's New Wild Appalachia Patch Out Now

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Fallout 76's latest patch, Wild Appalachia, is finally out for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The patch, approximately 5.5GB on console and a little under 9GB on PC, adds a new Project Paradise event, addresses various bugs regarding C.A.M.P. and challenges, and improves game performance.

The headlining feature of the patch is the introduction of the Project Paradise event. Players will team up with Arktos Pharma to explore labs underneath the building. Traveling to the labs and participating in experiments will result in new loot and experience. But be warned: enemies encountered will be level 50+, so players are encouraged to explore above ground before going below.

Elsewhere, the Wild Appalachia patch addresses a number of bug fixes and performance issues with regards to C.A.M.P., challenges, items, and quests. Two big fixes center around infinite loading after accessing Player Vending Machines and frequent PC crashes. This patch should eliminate both occurrences, effectively stabilizing gameplay.

Game Of Thrones Ending: Who Was That Kid At The Council Meeting?

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Game Of Thrones Ending: Who Was That Kid At The Council Meeting?

The final episode of Game of Thrones saw the conclusion of eight seasons of stories, some ending tragically while others came out pretty well, all things considered. "The Iron Throne" also saw the return of a few characters who've been missing from the show for a while, giving us a look at what happened to them since their last appearance.

A word of warning: there are spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6, beyond this point!

After Daenerys Targaryen's sack of King's Landing, Tyrion Lannister tries to convince Jon Snow that something has to be done about the queen. Jon is finally convinced and when he finds himself alone with Dany, he pledges his loyalty to her one last time--before stabbing her with a dagger, killing her.

Game Of Thrones Finale Includes Accidental Plastic Water Bottle

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Game Of Thrones Finale Includes Accidental Plastic Water Bottle

Game of Thrones no doubt has one of the biggest production budgets in all of TV, but production mistakes continue to happen in its final season. Eagle-eyed fans noticed a plastic water bottle that can be seen behind Sam Tarley's leg in one scene of the episode, "The Iron Throne." This was noticed by fans on Twitter, and we've confirmed it.

You can see the water bottle just behind Tarley's left leg. Take a look for yourself in the image below. A second water bottle was also seen next to Ser Davos, and you can check out a screencap below.

This is just the latest mishap for Game of Thrones season 8, as an earlier episode--The Last of the Starks--showed a coffee up on a table in front of Daenerys. HBO digitally removed the cup, but the internet never forgets. It seems likely that HBO will also erase the water bottle.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Finale Review: A Fitting End, A Botched Journey

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Finale Review: A Fitting End, A Botched Journey

Given the smelly trash fire that the episodes leading up to it were, there was never any real chance of Game of Thrones' finale, Season 8 Episode 6, "The Iron Throne," being anything other than a disappointment. But at least they tried.

There's a parallel universe somewhere where this exact episode was preceded by two full seasons of the phenomenal storytelling that Game of Thrones was once capable of, and in that brighter timeline, the show went out on the right note. It still would have been bittersweet, but it would have also felt earned, which this definitely did not. Too many plot points were swept under the rug and too many endings came from seemingly out of nowhere for this to feel satisfying.

Unlike the nonsensical Dothraki charge in Episode 3 or Euron's magic scorpion bolts in Episode 4, there was nothing particularly terrible in the Season 8 finale; we got some surprises (Bran the Broken), while other plotlines concluded exactly as they needed to (Arya sailing West, and Brienne finishing Jaime's page in the Kingsguard book). It just all felt a little tawdry thanks to the path we took to get here.

Minecraft Reaches Massive New Sales Milestone

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Minecraft is one of the most popular and commercially successful games in history. Microsoft has now shared a new sales update for the entire franchise--and it's huge.

Minecraft creative director Saxs Persson said in a blog post that the franchise--which debuted on PC 10 years ago in 2009--has now crossed 176 million copies sold. This counts copies sold across all platforms. The game has sold a copy in nearly every country in the world, Persson added. This includes at least four copies sold in Antarctica.

The game launched on PC, but now it's available pretty much everywhere you can play games, including console, mobile, and more.

Game Of Thrones Finale: What Happened To The Starks In The End?

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So that's it. Game of Thrones has come to its end. There's a new ruler for Westeros, and while a whole bunch of people died along the way, a lot of fan-favorite characters managed to make it through the game of thrones and win, or at least didn't die.

In Episode 6, "The Iron Throne," we saw what finally became of the Stark kids after years of them dodging death at the hands of their enemies. Here's what happened to the Starks in the final moments of the show--as always, there are tons of spoilers for the finale episode from here on out.

Let's start with Jon Snow. In the aftermath of the destruction of King's Landing, Jon had to choose whether to serve Daenerys Targaryen as a tyrant queen. Instead of ruling at her side (or taking the risk of letting her kill him and the rest of his family at some later point), Jon assassinated Daenerys, stabbing her in the heart with his dagger.

PlayStation Was Largely Left Out Of Negotiations With Microsoft Over New Deal - Report

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Last week, Microsoft and Sony made the unexpected announcement that they were laying the groundwork for a future partnership that could unite PlayStation and Xbox in some way. A new report from Bloomberg states that the news caught the PlayStation team by surprise.

The story cites people with knowledge of the situation who say Sony negotiated with Microsoft on the deal "largely without the involvement" of the PlayStation team.

"Negotiations with Microsoft began last year and were handled directly by Sony’s senior management in Tokyo, largely without the involvement of the PlayStation unit, according to people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg reported.

Stunning New Westworld Season 3 Trailer Introduces Aaron Paul's Character And Lots More

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With Game of Thrones coming to an end, HBO wants to remind people that it has more shows in the pipeline. One of those is Westworld, which returns for a third season in 2020.

The network has released the first trailer for it, and it's incredible. The trailer shows off Aaron Paul's character and so much more. There is seriously a lot to unpack. And as always with Westworld, this trailer seems to pose more questions than it answers. Check it out:

The first Season 3 trailer premiered just ahead of the start of the Game of Thrones finale. We'll have lots more on Game of Thrones (and Westworld) coming up soon on GameSpot, so check back with us for more.