Game Of Thrones Season 8: Full Episode Running Times Revealed

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The specific running times of individual episodes is rarely discussed in the build-up to a new season of a TV show--but most shows aren't Game of Thrones. For more than a year there has been much speculation about how long each of the six episodes of the show's eighth and final season will be. HBO has now revealed these running times ahead of the season's April 14 premiere.

The length of the first two episodes was confirmed last week, and both clocked in at just under an hour. However, as expected, the next four run much longer. All of them are around the 80 minute mark, which supports HBO boss Richard Plepler's description of the final season as like "watching a movie". The estimated runnings times are as follows:

The full trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8 was released last week. It focuses on setting up the the epic battle against the Night King and his army of the dead at Winterfell--for more insight, check out GameSpot's trailer breakdown.

No Man's Sky Beyond Teases Expanded Online Mode

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Hello Games has announced its next big expansion for No Man's Sky. The "Beyond" update is slated for this summer and will be free to all players. It was accompanied by a brief trailer showing a hanger, the title, and not much more.

A blog post introducing the update says that Hello Games had planned three large features, and ultimately decided to roll them all into one expansion. Though two of those are remaining under wraps for the time being, the first component the team is outlining is called No Man's Sky Online. The newly revised online component will allow players to meet up and play together more easily, but the studio cautions that it doesn't consider this a shift to an MMO. It will remain free for all players, won't contain microtransactions, and won't require a subscription (aside from Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus on consoles).

As for the other pieces of Beyond, Hello says it will "talk more about each component when we know we can be precise."

What's Coming And Going From Hulu In April 2019? Movies, TV, And Originals

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April is almost here, and that means there is new content coming to streaming services like Hulu. The click-and-play online subscription service is primarily known for giving users the ability to watch TV series the day after it airs, but has since become a way to stream live TV as well as watch replays, movies, and whole TV seasons.

Next month, Hulu is unloading plenty of movies, and the roster looks pretty great. On April 1, both Addams Family movies come to the service. The series follows a weird, gothic family living in the '90s that does what they want to do and says what they want to say. Also, it spawned an MC Hammer song and music video that has been stuck in my head for over 20 years.

Additionally, Dragonslayer comes out that day. "What's Dragonslayer?" We discussed the movie last month, as it's the most mature movie ever released by Disney. This was during the time where the company was experimenting with more adult content during the late '70s and early '80s. The film follows a wizard apprentice who goes on a journey to take down a dragon who has been terrorizing the kingdom of Urland.

Apex Legends Scholarship Offered By Massachusetts College

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Apex Legends is doing very well for itself as the newest contender in the battle royale space, and now you can parlay those battlefield skills into a college education. Becker College has announced a scholarship program tied to an upcoming esports event, which will allow top-performing players to receive $5,000 for schooling.

Becker has partnered with Team Genji and Helix Esports for the program. Helix is hosting an Apex Legends amateur tournament in New Jersey in early April, and Team Genji will be on-site to perform analytics. Those who score among the top players at the tournament can claim the one-time scholarship at Becker, if they apply and are admitted to the college. Eligible finalists will be invited to apply, so there will be no ambiguity whether or not you made the cut.

Scholarship recipients will also be given a try-out for Becker's own Apex Legends team, which will begin competing in Fall 2019. You can read more details and sign up through the official site.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Switch DLC Is Out Now; Here's What You Get

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker's first DLC pack is out now on Nintendo Switch. The add-on contains five new courses and "18 new challenges," including some for existing courses.

The Special Episode, as it's called, costs $6 / £5.39, and each of its five stages are playable in single player or in two player co-op. It should be noted, however, that the DLC is not coming to the 3DS or Wii U versions of Treasure Tracker.

The paid DLC pack follows a free Captain Toad update in February that added co-op and one new stage ahead of time. Those features improved on what was an already an enjoyable game.

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.