Captain Marvel Continues To Dominate At The Box Office

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Captain Marvel continues to be the No. 1 movie at the box office. According to box office figures from EW, the superhero film pulled in $69.3 million in the US and Canada this past weekend, keeping the film at the top of the box office charts. The $69.3 million, which is down 55 percent from its opening-weekend haul, now represents the 18th highest second-weekend in the history of movies.

There is a lot of space between Captain Marvel and the competition, as the animated film Wonder Park landed in the No. 2 position with $16 million. The No. 3 movie this past weekend was Five Feet Apart, which made $13.2 million.

Captain Marvel has now made $266.2 million in the US and Canada. Internationally, the film opened in Japan this weekend and made $5.6 million, which was good for No. 1 in Japan, and the highest opening for a standalone MCU character movie ever in the country.

Halo 5 Adds Pizza Skin And More After Halo: MCC Confirmed For PC

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Halo 5 Adds Pizza Skin And More After Halo: MCC Confirmed For PC

Halo developer 343 Industries has a pizza-themed gift for all Halo 5: Guardians players. Available now in the Xbox One shooter is the "Pizza Party" Req pack, which includes a pepperoni pizza-themed weapon skin, Last Slice, as well as the Hot Pie banner.

Why pizza? The studio originally teased Halo: The Master Chief Collection for PC, which has now been confirmed, by referencing pepperoni pizza. When the game was officially announced for PC last, excited fans sent pizzas to 343's offices. They sent so many pizzas that 343 had to plead with fans to please stop sending pizzas.

Thank you for the outpouring of excitement over the news that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC. As a token of gratitude, we’d like to offer you a hot slice of pepperoni within Halo 5. Jump online today and pick up your complimentary Last Slice skin! pic.twitter.com/ARBFUgOsxa

Pet Sematary Review: A Terrifying And Twisted Dark Comedy

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After the second trailer for the remake of Pet Sematary dropped, there were some divisive reactions. Remakes in general are not always well received, and for every good Stephen King adaptation like It, we get a Dark Tower or two. With the new Pet Sematary, directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer take some major departures from the source material that made people think the marketing for the film gave away everything. But the Starry Eyes directors have more aces up their sleeves. This new remake dares ask to ask: What if dead was not better?

Those not familiar with the novel or film need not worry, however, for Pet Sematary is a highly entertaining, terrifying, and fun movie all on its own. Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) is tired of the city life, so he decides to move his family from Boston to rural Maine to spend more time with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz), and their two young children, 8-year-old Ellie (Jeté Laurence) and 3-year-old Gage (Hugo and Lucas Lavoie). One day Ellie discovers a procession of kids in creepy animal masks heading to a mysterious burial ground in the woods near the family’s new home. There, she meets her neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), who tells the story of the titular pet cemetery that houses beloved and departed pets (and, because this is Stephen King we're talking about, also something more ancient and sinister).

Annabelle 3's Title Revealed In First Teaser

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While horror franchises aren't exactly new, James Wan's Conjuring series is more ambitious than most, and has been slowly building an MCU-style interconnected horror universe for several years. Following last year's hugely successful The Nun, 2019 sees the return of spooky Victorian doll Annabelle, for her third movie. A short teaser has now been released, which confirms the title of the new film.

The teaser has no footage from the movie, but it does reveal that it is named Annabelle Comes Home. It follows Annabelle (2014) and Annabelle: Creation (2017) and hits theaters on June 28. Check the teaser out below:

Annabelle Comes Home is directed by Gary Dauberman. While this is Dauberman's first movie as director, he wrote the previous two Annabelle films, as well as the upcoming It: Chapter Two. The film stars Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, who reprise their roles from the main Conjuring movies as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren. Wan is producing once more.

The Story Behind Devil May Cry 5's Soundtrack, And The Certified Banger Devil Trigger

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The Story Behind Devil May Cry 5's Soundtrack, And The Certified Banger Devil Trigger

Though Capcom's character-action game series has always had a particular sound for its gothic-horror-aesthetic, the current game, Devil May Cry 5, features music that really goes the extra mile to get players to feel something more as they're working their way up to SSS rank. GameSpot recently interviewed DMC5 composers Cody Matthew Johnson and husband-wife team Casey and Ali Edwards about the making of the action game's main tracks for its cast of characters. During this talk, they spoke about their collaboration with Capcom, how the game's energizing and dynamic soundtrack is a game-changer, and what it's like having the internet embrace their new sound.

Editor's Note: This interview has been edited for clarity and readability.

Can you talk about what it was like working with Capcom for this project, and how they first got in contact with you?

The Curse Of La Llorona Review: The Cloverfield Paradox Of The Conjuring Franchise

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There were enough red flags going into The Curse of La Llorona to make me worry. Setting a story that relies so heavily on a latino folklore in 1970s Los Angeles was one thing, and having a Caucasian protagonist was even worse. But this movie's most serious flaw is that it simply feels lazy. There are enough good intentions to make you appreciate the effort, but every choice made feels like they wanted it to be done as quickly as possible with no regard for the original folktale or the people who care about it. Add a shoehorned-in last-minute Conjuring connection and you get this horror franchise’s version of The Cloverfield Paradox.

The legend of La Llorona, or The Weeping Woman, is arguably the most famous horror folktale in Latin America. Every country has their own version, but they mostly agree that La Llorona is the ghost of a woman whose children drowned (either by her hand, or someone else’s) and in her grief, she killed herself. She now spends her afterlife stuck in purgatory, weeping for her lost children and looking for new children to make her own. It’s a simple story, but there is no denying the huge impact it’s had on Latin American culture for generations, so it’s refreshing and exciting for La Llorona to finally make her debut in an American studio film. But this was the wrong film to do it.

Cloud Streaming: The Top Companies Investing In Gaming's Future

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Cloud Streaming: The Top Companies Investing In Gaming's Future

A Future In The Cloud

How we access video games is changing all the time. Arcades gave way to home consoles with cartridges, before technology evolved to host games on discs. In recent years, the popularity of digital purchases has grown, as Xbox One X and PS4 Pro offer 1TB hard drives and Switch presents an easy way to play through both indie and triple-A titles on the go. Now, it looks like the next step is cloud gaming.

Several game publishers and hardware makers have already adjusted their long-term strategies to explore the possibilities that such a service could present--with Sony notably being one of the first which has allowed the company to get ahead of the curve. Cloud gaming puts more titles in front of more players after all, as it removes platform restrictions. If a game is running in the cloud, it can be streamed to consoles, PCs, handhelds, or mobile devices. The only true restriction to cloud gaming is internet speed, as you need a strong and constant connection to run your games without lag or stuttering.

In the following gallery, we point out the most prominent companies that are making strides in cloud gaming. Some are further along in developing their respective services in comparison to others, but each seems convinced to explore the technology or, at the very least, adapt their current subscription platforms to incorporate cloud-based support.

Remembering 2009: The Games That Turn 10 This Year

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Remembering 2009: The Games That Turn 10 This Year

Circa 2009

Throughout the 2000s, the gaming industry saw tremendous growth and innovation. With the continuing rise of online games, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 reaching broader audiences, and Valve's dominating online marketplace Steam expanding PC gaming even further, 2009 served as a solid capper for a decade that saw great change. However, what made 2009 an especially interesting year was the amount of games that made some bold changes to established genres.

For this special feature, GameSpot is taking a look back at the standout games of 2009. Whether it was the PlayStation 3 hitting a stellar stride with exclusives such as Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2, From Software's Demon's Souls offering an uncompromisingly tough approach to online action-RPG gameplay, or Batman: Arkham Asylum aggressively bucking the stigma of bad superhero games--the year that was 2009 had a variety of titles that made it an especially exciting time.

In order of their respective western release dates, here are our picks for the games that made 2009 a very special year for gaming. If you want to see our previous roundups focusing on other fantastic years in gaming, be sure to check out our features below.

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