Avengers: Infinity War Almost Had A Very Different Ending

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Avengers: Infinity War ended in dramatic fashion. The evil Thanos snapped his fingers and half the entire galaxy's population--including many beloved superheroes--perished. Writer Stephen McFeely said in a new interview that "the snap" wasn't always part of the movie.

Instead, McFeely told Empire that the writers considered waiting until the second act of Avengers: Endgame for Thanos to cut the world's population in half.

"We had so much story in those early drafts of Infinity War that, if anything, we thought we maybe shouldn't do 'the snap' until the end of act one of Endgame," he said.

The Division 2 Skills Bug Patched, With Another On The Way

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A bug in The Division 2 has been discovered that prevents proper use of skills, and Ubisoft has assured that a fix is on the way very soon. The bug apparently impacts both the length that skills are deployed and their cooldowns.

Players on the Division subreddit say the bug causes skills to deactivate only a few moments after triggering them. Then, in an odd fluke, the cooldown timer resets to 15 seconds, significantly shorter than usual. The community has tried testing the bug and so far hasn't been able to identify a specific cause.

The good news is that it won't be a problem for much longer. In a maintenance note, Ubisoft says it will be fixing the bug with a brief maintenance period today, March 18, but it warns there may be "remaining issues" related to the bug. The team is aiming to resolve those with another patch later in the week. In the meantime, Ubisoft suggests avoiding the "Extra" and "Overlap" talents, which it says appear to be the main culprits.

Devil May Cry 5 For $48, And More From This Massive Steam Game Spring Sale

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While large batches of PlayStation and Xbox games are discounted on a weekly basis, it's not as common to see hundreds of Steam games marked down at once. Luckily, Fanatical's spring sale is here to fill that gap and save PC gamers money on some of the best games on Steam. The retailer, which sells Steam keys that are officially licensed from game publishers, has been posting new game deals throughout the month, with the latest batch of deals going live today. Please note you must have a Steam account to take advantage of them.

Even better: Fanatical is offering a coupon code that lets you take an additional 10% off the site price (with the exception of pre-orders, bundles, and Star deals). The promo code is FANATICAL10 and will help you save even more money on these discounted games.

One of the most notable deals is Devil May Cry 5, the latest game in the hack-and-slash demon hunting series. Released less than two weeks ago, the Capcom title is discounted by 20% as part of Fanatical's sale, so you can grab a Steam key for it for just $48 (it's still $60 at all major retailers). Unfortunately, this is the one game you can't use the promo code on, but $12 off is still a hefty discount for a brand new, highly rated game.

Apex Legends Won't Get Fortnite-Style Challenges For Now, And Here's Why

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Now that Respawn has shared more details on the new character, Octane, and the first Apex Legends battle pass, it's confirmed that the battle pass doesn't feature any Fortnite-style challenges. In a blog post, Respawn said it might consider adding challenges or quests in future battle passes, but not in the first one because the studio wanted to instead give players more time to learn and experiment with the initial roster of characters.

"You'll notice the first version isn't built around a complex quest system where you need to do a 720 backflip off of Watchtower Artemis and get two Wingman headshots before hitting the ground," Respawn said in a sentence that appears to be referencing Fortnite. "While we think there’s really cool design space in quests and challenges for future Battle Passes, we wanted the initial version to allow our players to just play and learn the game."

While there are no challenges in the first Apex Legends battle pass, which is called the Wild Frontier Battle Pass, there is a progression system that rewards players who try out a number of different characters. "This season is about exploring the new meta and variety of team comps driven by the launch of our first new Legend, Octane," Respawn said.

Destiny 2: Here's What You Get For Picking Drifter Or Vanguard

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Destiny 2's Jokers Wild expansion is slowly adding to the story of the Drifter, the character who runs the competitive Gambit mode and whose agenda and morality aren't quite clear. The Drifter acts nice, but he advocates for using less-than-noble methods to fight the enemies of humanity, and there are elements in the Vanguard--the military body governing the immortal Guardians players embody--who don't trust him.

After spending a bunch of time with the Drifter and participating in his Gambit events, Jokers Wild presents you with a choice: either help the Vanguard spy on him, or side with him and his unorthodox methods. Your choice kicks off a quest line specific to each side, and it has long-term repercussions, including special rewards depending on where your allegiance lies.

Bungie explained exactly what rewards you can expect on its This Week At Bungie blog. Once you choose a side, you're with them for the long haul, and you'll get a reward from that side every Tuesday at Destiny 2's weekly reset through the rest of Season 6.

New Nintendo Direct-Style Showcase Airing This Week

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Nintendo is broadcasting another Direct-style presentation this week, this one focusing on indie games. The annual spring Nindies Showcase airs on Wednesday, March 20, and it'll offer a glimpse at a number of indie titles on the way to Switch in the near future.

The presentation is scheduled to begin at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM GMT. As usual, you'll be able to stream it on Nintendo's website, Twitch, and YouTube channels. You'll also be able to tune in right here on GameSpot when the time comes and watch the broadcast below.

Nintendo hasn't shared any further details about this week's Nindies Showcase, so we don't yet know what games will be featured. However, the company has confirmed the presentation will run approximately 30 minutes--longer than most typical Nintendo Directs--which suggests it'll be packed with news and reveals.

Google's GDC Gaming News: Date, Time, How To Watch, And What We Know

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Google is expected to reveal some kind of gaming news at the Game Developers Conference on March 19. Exactly what that will be remains to be seen, although some kind of cloud gaming service and/or hardware has been the suspicion since the company first teased an announcement for GDC 2019.

This being Google, it could be major news--cloud gaming is a big part of gaming's future, and a massive company getting involved has the potential to shake things up for the industry. With all of that in mind, we've rounded up some of the essential information regarding both Google's event and some things to know about cloud gaming. We'll update this once the news from Google, whatever it turns out to be, is announced.

Provided you're eager to find out what Google is up to as soon as possible, you'll be able to watch a Google keynote livestream of the event. It takes place on March 19 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 5 PM GMT (4 AM AET on March 20).

WWE Wrestlemania 35 Rumors: Kurt Angle's Final Opponent, No Demon Balor

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WWE Wrestlemania 35 Rumors: Kurt Angle's Final Opponent, No Demon Balor

With matches for this year's Wrestlemania not finalized, everyone is wondering what the final card for the show is going to look like. And that's when the rumors start pouring in. What surprises can we expect and what are industry insiders talking about?

Looking through the biggest rumors so far, there are a lot of questions about who Kurt Angle and John Cena will face at the biggest show of the year, and not so much talk about The Undertaker--probably because he's being booked at Starrcast, the companion event for AEW's Double or Nothing, in May. Here's the hottest rumors right now. And we'll make sure to keep you updated on how all of these pan out.

Could Finn Balor show up to Wrestlemania as "The Demon?" That's what everyone's talking about after a Wrestlemania, which you can see in the alleged WWE advert above. However, it's fanmade. It comes from MStudio on Instagram, a graphic designer. Trust me, I'd love to see The Demon make his return to the ring as well, but this poster is not confirmation in any way of this. Regardless, MStudio does some pretty fantastic work.

Game Of Thrones Prequel Show Cast Grows Further

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It's no secret the Game of Thrones universe will continue despite the fantasy drama's final season approaching. While the current show will end after Season 8, a prequel is in the works. There are some big names already attached to the project, and the cast has now grown one name larger.

According to Entertainment Weekly, English actress Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter's Rita Skeeter, Belle, Testament of Youth) is reported to join the cast in what's said to be a series regular role. No other information regarding her character has been revealed.

In addition to Richardson, the Game of Thrones prequel will star Denise Gough (Juliet, Naked, Robin Hood), Jamie Campbell Bower (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Twilight Saga), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror, Doctor Who), Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who, Lady Macbeth), Naomi Watts (The Divergent Series, Vice), Sheila Atim (Harlots, Twelfth Night), and more. Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman) is spearheading the project in collaboration with series author George R.R. Martin.