Original Halo TV Show Director Explains Why He Left The Series

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The upcoming Halo TV show produced by Steven Spielberg was originally going to be directed by Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. However, at the end of 2018 he dropped out due to scheduling issues, with Black Mirror director Otto Bathurst taking over. Now, Wyatt has shared even more insight into his exit from the show.

Speaking to Collider, Wyatt said he had to leave the Halo TV show because changes to the production schedule conflicted with his other commitments. He said that in his role as a director, he wasn't with the project from day one, and as such, he wasn't in control of the factors that ultimately led to the production becoming extended. Had he been the showrunner, he said he might have been able to stay aboard, he said.

However, with the decision to extend the production by "months if not years," Wyatt had to step away to do other things. Overall, the version of the Halo TV show that exists today "wasn't within the framework" for what Wyatt originally signed up for.

Black Ops 4 Giving Free Multiplayer Map Access And Double XP This Weekend

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Treyarch is giving players plenty of incentives to jump into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend. On top of the ongoing Shamrock & Awe event, the developer is holding a free access period for all of the game's Black Ops Pass multiplayer maps, with a double XP event on top of that for good measure.

Beginning at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET on March 15, players across PS4, Xbox One, and PC will be able to jump into all four of the maps included in the paid Black Ops Pass--Elevation, Madagascar, Casino, and Lockup--at no charge. The free period is scheduled to run until the same time on Monday, March 18.

In addition to that, Treyarch is doling out double rewards in all of the game's modes this weekend. Those who dive into multiplayer or Zombies will receive twice as much XP as normal, while Blackout players will get double Merits. On top of that, Treyarch is offering 2x tier progression this weekend, allowing you to unlock Black Market rewards much faster.

The Steam Games You Can Play For Free This Weekend

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The Steam Games You Can Play For Free This Weekend

If you're active on Steam, you're probably very familiar with Steam's free weekend sales, where a couple of games are given a free-to-play trial period for players who may not otherwise try them. This weekend's games have been announced, so let's take a look at what's free to play on Steam right now, as well as discounts for the games themselves.

Steam's latest free weekend kicks off with Two Point Hospital, a business simulation games released last year in which you play as a hospital administrator who runs a hospital--including designing the layout and hiring staff--with the goal of quickly curing patients of various made-up, comical illnesses. In GameSpot's Two Point Hospital review, critic James Swinbanks described the game as "modern and enjoyable," with "irresistible charm and wit."

"The exaggerated, cartoon look and relaxed approach to management make it inviting enough for most players, while the deeper aspects of its economy are enough to keep seasoned players engaged," he wrote.

Borderlands Dev Releases Another Teaser, And This One Really Looks Like Borderlands

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Gearbox Software is headed to PAX East later this month in Boston, and the developer will apparently have a lot to show and discuss. The studio has now released a third teaser image, and this one really looks like Borderlands.

A pixelated photo posted to Gearbox's Twitter account shows what appears to be a Borderlands character staring at ... something in the distance. Despite being fuzzy, the image seems to depict a Borderlands-like setting.

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Fortnite Secret Battle Star Location For Season 8 Week 3 (Discovery Challenge Guide)

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Fortnite Secret Battle Star Location For Season 8 Week 3 (Discovery Challenge Guide)

We're another week deeper into Season 8 of Fortnite, and Epic has rolled out a new set of challenges to complete on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile. Week 3's tasks run the gamut from destroying cacti to searching where the magnifying glass sits on the Treasure Map loading screen, with precious Battle Stars up for grabs for each challenge you complete.

The ostensible reason to clear as many challenges as you can is to level up your Battle Pass and unlock the new Season 8 rewards, but there's an added incentive. If you finish all of the challenges from a given week, you'll complete a related Discovery challenge, which will reward you with a special loading screen that contains a subtle clue pointing to a free Battle Star or Banner--depending on the week--hiding somewhere around the island.

Finish three full weekly sets of challenges in Season 8 and you'll unlock the loading screen below. This one depicts Sidewinder, one of the new skins introduced this season, fleeing a trap-infested temple with a golden serpent artifact under her arm. Look on the back wall just beneath her right elbow, however, and you'll spot the clue--an etching of a temple.

Destiny 2 Thorn Strike: Absolutely Do Not Do This In Savathun's Song

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The quest to unlock Destiny 1's loved and reviled Exotic hand cannon Thorn in Destiny 2 is now live, and some players have already worked their way through to unlock the powerful, legendary gun. The Thorn quest isn't too difficult in general, until you hit the last step: a tougher version of the Savathun's Song Strike that includes a bunch of tough-to-handle modifiers and additions.

The Strike is likely to put most players through their paces, thanks to the modifiers making all the Hive enemies found within it hit a lot harder. We've put together a guide for getting Thorn that can help--beginning with the information you need to actually find the Thorn quest's start--but it's going to come down to grit, gumption, and skill to actually defeat Savathun's Song and the Arbiters to get a Thorn of your very own.

Players have been working over Savathun's Song for quite a while now, and they've gotten pretty good at it. In fact, even in the Nightfall version of the Strike, it's usually possible to hit the boss so hard you kill it in one phase, rather than having to deal with it warping all over the arena and calling in tons of Hive reinforcements. It certainly makes the Strike a lot easier.

Good Boys Review: Basically The Live-Action South Park You Didn't Know You Needed

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Good Boys Review: Basically The Live-Action South Park You Didn't Know You Needed

It was approximately five minutes into the newest Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg-produced comedy Good Boys, where child actor Jacob Tremblay mutters "F*** yeah!" after creating a female avatar with big breasts on a World of Warcraft-like online game and prepares to masturbate, that I realized I was witnessing the world premiere of the live-action South Park movie I never knew I needed.

Your enjoyment of this movie depends heavily on your thoughts on South Park, 11-year-olds cursing, and mistaking anal beads for nunchucks. But like the best episodes of the 22-year-old Comedy Central series, Good Boys isn't only about how many swear words you can fit into a tight 95-minute movie (though it definitely gives South Park's infamous "It Hits the Fan" episode a run for its money). Indeed, the best moments of Good Boys are the little moments when the kids are just being kids, too innocent to realize that the doll they are kissing is not a CPR dummy, and naïve enough to treat an innocent kiss with the gravitas of marriage, while also being reckless enough to run across a busy freeway.