New Free PC Game Now Available On The Epic Store

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New Free PC Game Now Available On The Epic Store

Epic Games launched its own digital game storefront back in December, and to celebrate its first year in business, Epic is giving away a free game every two weeks. The latest free PC game is available now from the Epic Games Store: Slime Rancher, a charming first-person game set on a distant world known as the "Far, Far Range" where you collect cute, colorful slimes, grow crops, and harvest resources.

Essentially, you're in charge of feeding the slimes, which then produce "plorts" that can be exchanged for Newbucks, the in-game currency you use to purchase various upgrades for your farm. You can also experiment to create new slime types--but sometimes your slime creations may turn deadly. With a wild and vivid open world to explore and a slime farm to run, there's plenty to keep you entertained in this creative sandbox game (which is also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4).

BioWare Explains Anthem's Inscriptions And How They're Changing

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BioWare Explains Anthem's Inscriptions And How They're Changing

BioWare has revealed a detailed guide for how weapon inscriptions in Anthem work. The guide answers several long-standing questions the Anthem community has had about the game--specifically what inscription icons mean and what damage numbers actually do.

Inscription icons are probably the most important thing to look for on weapons, as they inform you what's actually being affected. For every inscription that has a gear icon, the effect only applies to the specific weapon or item. If, however, an inscription is marked with a suit-looking icon, then the effect is applied to every weapon and item equipped to your Javelin.

So, for example, in the image above of the Masterwork Wyvern Blitz sniper rifle we found--which can be seen in our gallery of every Masterwork and Legendary weapon we've discovered in Anthem so far--you can see that two inscriptions only apply to the weapon itself and another two affect the entire Javelin. The inscriptions that increase weapon reload speed by 15 percent and physical damage by 150 percent only apply to the Wyvern Blitz. The 18 percent bonus to harvested items and 15 percent increase to grenade launcher ammo are added to a Javelin for as long as the sniper is equipped--even if you're not actually using it.

Bravely Second: End Layer Art Book Releases Later This Year

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Bravely Second: End Layer Art Book Releases Later This Year

Bravely Second: End Layer launched almost three years ago as a follow-up to 2012's Bravely Default: Flying Fairy. It received fairly positive reviews upon launch, with our own review awarding the game a 7 out of 10. Now, Square Enix has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to release an art book set to come out later this year.

According to a post by Crunchyroll, Dark Horse and Square Enix will introduce the world to a behind-the-scenes look at Bravely Second with The Art of Bravely Second: End Layer. Launching in North America on November 19, this hardcover art book is 250 pages of "art, production notes, and in-depth commentary from the RPG's creative team, all in English for the first time." It'll cost $40 in the US and will be available to pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and local comic shops. There's no confirmation on when pre-orders will go live.

Check out the not-final cover art below.

Watching Disney's Movies Will Soon Be Much Less Of A Hassle

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Many movie goers and collectors are well familiar with the Disney Vault. The company would put out movies for home release for a limited time. Then it would stop producing copies of it, lock it away in the vault, and if you didn't buy the movie then, you'd have to wait until the next time Disney released them to watch the movie. However, with Disney Plus--the company's streaming service coming soon--the company is essentially putting an end to that.

At an investor meeting in St. Louis, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the upcoming streaming service will change everything. "The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television," explained Iger (via Polygon). "And at some point fairly soon after launch it will house the entire Disney motion picture library, so the movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a 'vault' and brought out basically every few years will be on the service. And then, of course, we're producing a number of original movies and original television shows as well that will be Disney-branded."

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opening Early At Both Disney Parks, But There's A Catch

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Opening Early At Both Disney Parks, But There's A Catch

It's a good day to be a Star Wars fan. Disney Parks has announced the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge--the Star Wars-themed land--at both Disneyland in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. What's more, it's been revealed that both parks will open earlier than projected, though there's a big "but" when it comes with those early openings.

Galaxy's Edge, which is an immersive section of the park means to mimic the world of Star Wars, will open at Disneyland on May 31, with the Florida version of the attraction welcoming visitors on August 29. These openings will be what Disney is calling "Phase One" of the launch.

At that time, guests will be immersed in the planet Batuu, where they can interact with strange characters, shop and dine at interplanetary hot spots, and partake in a new ride called Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. The ride allows visitors to take full control of the Millennium Falcon during a mission. Those on the motion simulator attraction will work together to operate the vessel, control the flightpath, and work the guns. Try not to crash it, will you?

Before E3 2019, EA Play Returns--But Without A Press Conference

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It can be easy to assume the Electronic Entertainment Expo is becoming irrelevant, as some developers and publishers have opted to skip the trade show altogether. Even Sony has decided to dodge the event, stating that it's looking for "inventive opportunities to engage the community." Electronic Arts will once again hold a pre-E3 event, EA Play, once again, but without the accompanying press conference.

According to a post by EA, the company is "skipping the press conference this year." EA Play, the company's pre-E3 showcase, returns to Los Angeles this year, kicking off just before the big show begins on Tuesday, June 11.

EA Play starts on Friday, June 7, with what the company describes as "an all-new EA Play kickoff event." While the post doesn't detail specific plans for the day, it does claim there will be "multiple live streams" to replace a more standard press conference. Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, are "where players will get hands-on with our games." Similarly, EA doesn't specify what games will be playable during the weekend before the trade show, but the company assures players can check out some of their "biggest games."

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Release Date And Pre-Order Guide (4K, Blu-Ray, DVD)

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Release Date And Pre-Order Guide (4K, Blu-Ray, DVD)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swung into theaters last December and immediately broke records, netting $35.4 million in its first three days and marking the highest December opening for any animated film. The film also won the Oscar for Best Animated Film of 2018, an award that usually goes to Disney and Pixar films. In GameSpot's review of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, critic Meg Downey called it "the perfect superhero film" and "an instant animated classic." So it's no wonder we've been waiting eagerly for the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release of this fantastic movie.

Luckily, we won't be waiting much longer. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is already available for digital download, but the animated film will release in 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD formats on March 19. Depending on which format and retailer you decide to go with, different bonuses and collectibles are being offered along with a copy of the movie. Here's what you need to know about pre-ordering Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, including the fascinating special features that will come with it.