The Division 2 Review Roundup

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The Division 2's release date has finally arrived. The game is available on store shelves around the world, meaning players are once again diving into Dark Zones and looting friends and enemies alike, except this time in the dramatic surroundings of Washington DC.

The question is, though, is this sequel any good? GameSpot's Division 2 review-in-progress awarded the game a 9/10, with Edmond Tran stating he's "still enamored with" the sequel after 30 hours of game time.

For more on the critical consensus on The Division 2, read on below. Alternatively, see a wider view on critics' opinions on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

The Division 2 Reviews Roundup

about X hours ago from

The Division 2's release date has finally arrived. The game is available on store shelves around the world, meaning players are once again diving into Dark Zones and looting friends and enemies alike, except this time in the dramatic surroundings of Washington DC.

The question is, though, is this sequel any good? GameSpot's Division 2 review-in-progress awarded the game a 9/10, with Edmond Tran stating he's "still enamored with" the sequel after 30 hours of game time.

For more on the critical consensus on The Division 2, read on below. Alternatively, see a wider view on critics' opinions on GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Division 2 Is No.1 But Suffers Dramatic Fall Over Predecessor

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The Division 2's recent release means the Tom Clancy shooter tops the UK physical games chart for the week ending March 16, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. However, Eurogamer reports the game's launch week sales are just 20% of those achieved by the game's predecessor, The Division.

There are mitigating factors: the first game launched on a Tuesday, rather than a Friday, so had more time in its first week to garner sales. In addition, more people buy digitally now than in 2016, and downloads are not counted by Chart-Track. Regardless, an 80% drop in launch week sales is significant.

The chart is otherwise largely made up of the usual suspects: Red Dead Redemption 2 continues its stay at No.2, while fellow Rockstar title Grand Theft Auto V rises to No.3. FIFA 19 and The Lego Movie 2 Video Game round out the top five at No.4 and No.5, respectively.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Division 2 Debuts At Top But Suffers 80% Drop Over Predecessor

about X hours ago from

The Division 2's recent release means the Tom Clancy shooter tops the UK physical games chart for the week ending March 16, according to sales monitor Chart-Track. However, Eurogamer reports the game's launch week sales are just 20% of those achieved by the game's predecessor, The Division.

There are mitigating factors: the first game launched on a Tuesday, rather than a Friday, so had more time in its first week to garner sales. In addition, more people buy digitally now than in 2016, and downloads are not counted by Chart-Track. Regardless, an 80% drop in launch week sales is significant.

The chart is otherwise largely made up of the usual suspects: Red Dead Redemption 2 continues its stay at No.2, while fellow Rockstar title Grand Theft Auto V rises to No.3. FIFA 19 and The Lego Movie 2 Video Game round out the top five at No.4 and No.5, respectively.

A New Drake & Josh Show May Be On The Way

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The classic Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh is one of the network's most beloved programs, so fans have been understandably excited about rumours of a reboot. Now, Drake Bell himself has come forward to discuss what might be coming up next.

Bell told E! that he and co-star Josh Peck have been talking, and Peck has come up with "some cool ideas" for what to do with a new version of Drake & Josh. Bell added that neither he nor Peck want to do a reboot or a "college years"-type version of the show.

"It has to be something cool; it has to be something creative. I think we've come up with something that's a little bit more creative and a little more exciting," he said.

Netflix's Fuller House Drops Lori Laughlin Amid College Scandal

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It's not just the Hallmark Channel that's dropping actress Lori Laughlin amid the ongoing college bribery scandal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Laughlin won't appear on the upcoming fifth season of Netflix's popular family sitcom Fuller House.

Laughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the original Full House and portrayed her again in a guest-starring role on Fuller House, appeared in 13 of the new show's 57 episodes.

The fifth season of Fuller House, which hasn't started filming yet, is set to premiere on Netflix this fall. Sources told THR that the show's production won't be impacted by the drama surrounding Laughlin.

Microsoft Reveals New Way To Play Halo Games Ahead Of Release

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Microsoft has announced a brand-new testing program for the Halo series. The "Halo Inside Program," as it's called, is described by Microsoft as a "new way" for fans to work alongside developer 343 Industries to improve new releases by testing them before launch.

You can sign up right now, but be aware that doing so requires you to sign a confidentiality agreement. You're then asked to take a survey with a series of questions related to your history with and interest in with the Halo franchise, including specific titles and modes. Later in the survey you'll be asked to provide details that may get you into what 343 is calling "flighting" programs for upcoming Halo titles. These are pre-release testing periods in which 343 provides access to a subset of the community to gather feedback and data before rolling out publicly to everyone.

Join us on the journey to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC! The Halo Insider Program is the new way you can partner with us to help improve our games via feedback and hands-on public flighting. Learn more and sign up today! https://t.co/KDrRsbUMWA pic.twitter.com/a7yRdXRqds

Microsoft Announces New Way To Play Halo Games Ahead Of Release

about X hours ago from

Microsoft has announced a brand-new testing program for the Halo series. The "Halo Inside Program," as it's called, is described by Microsoft as a "new way" for fans to work alongside developer 343 Industries to improve new releases by testing them before launch.

You can sign up right now, but be aware that doing so requires you to sign a confidentiality agreement. You're then asked to take a survey with a series of questions related to your history with and interest in with the Halo franchise, including specific titles and modes. Later in the survey you'll be asked to provide details that may get you into what 343 is calling "flighting" programs for upcoming Halo titles. These are pre-release testing periods in which 343 provides access to a subset of the community to gather feedback and data before rolling out publicly to everyone.

Join us on the journey to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC! The Halo Insider Program is the new way you can partner with us to help improve our games via feedback and hands-on public flighting. Learn more and sign up today! https://t.co/KDrRsbUMWA pic.twitter.com/a7yRdXRqds

James Gunn's Suicide Squad Movie Is A "Total Reboot," Not Called Suicide Squad 2

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More details have come to light about DC's upcoming Suicide Squad sequel from James Gunn. Producer Peter Safran told Joblo that the sequel is a "total reboot," so it shouldn't be referred to as Suicide Squad. The name the studio is using is The Suicide Squad, though whether or not this is the final name or a working title remains unconfirmed.

"First of all, we don't call it Suicide Squad 2 'cause it's a total reboot, so it's The Suicide Squad and I think people should be extremely excited about it," Safran said.

Gunn, the Guardians of the Galaxy writer and director who was recently re-instated for Vol. 3, will write and direct The Suicide Squad. Regarding the script, Safran said, "It's everything you would hope from a James Gunn script and I think that says a lot and that promises a lot and I know that we will deliver a lot."