H1Z1 Changes Its Name On PC And Implements Large Patch

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NantG has announced that the PC version of H1Z1--formally known as H1Z1: King of the Kill and H1Z1 before that--has been renamed Z1 Battle Royale. Also now called Z1BR for short, the title has received a patch that updates almost every aspect of the free-to-play battle royale game. The PS4 version of the game (still owned by its original developer Daybreak Games--which itself used to be called Sony Online Entertainment) will retain its H1Z1 moniker. Confused by all the name changing yet? No? Excellent.

"[The PC update for Z1BR is] also huge because it represents the first big delivery on the promise that the new NantG team made when it took over development last September: Bring back the game that so many of you fell in love with in the classic 'King of the Kill' era around Preseason 3 at the end of 2016 and in early 2017," NantG general manager Anthony Castoro said in a blog post. "We still plan to address old weapon models, classic in-game UI elements, and more," he continued.

The new patch updates movement and stance animations, as well as combat and gun mechanics. In terms of animations, updates have been made to running, jumping, crouching, weapon swapping and reloading, and both active and passive stances. The speed of running and strafing, as well as the height of your jump, has also been changed. We've listed the combat and gun mechanic changes below.

Why Everyone's Talking About Goose The Cat In Captain Marvel

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Why Everyone's Talking About Goose The Cat In Captain Marvel

If you've been following Captain Marvel's promotion at all, there's a good chance you know about Goose the cat--he's easily the MCU's latest breakout star, despite being, well, at cat. He even got his very own character poster right alongside Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson--not bad for someone who can't actually speak and doesn't have opposable thumbs.

But the truth about Goose is actually a little weirder than what you might assume. Sure, the internet loves cats, and the MCU has been sorely lacking in plucky animal companions since Rocket was introduced back in Guardians 1, but Goose is actually a lot more than meets the eye--and way, way more than a mascot for Carol and Nick's fun buddy cop adventures through the '90s.

Here's your obligatory spoiler warning: Major Captain Marvel plot points discussed below.

The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

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The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

Chances are, even if you're not super familiar with Marvel comics, you could maybe cite some facts about the Skrulls. They're one of the most iconic fictional alien races in pop culture, from their weirdly ridged chins and green skin to their ominous ability to shapeshift into just about anyone. They've been a major thorn in the side of virtually every Marvel superhero team since Fantastic Four #2 back in 1962, and for good reason. Traditionally, the Skrulls have always been seen as an invasive and destabilizing force--they invade planets in secret with their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate and later overtake whole worlds by turning friends on one another and allowing paranoia to do most of the work for them.

Sounds pretty devious, right? So it's no wonder that fans have been clamoring anxiously about all the new potential threats the Skrulls could represent in the MCU, now that they're being officially introduced in Captain Marvel. Except, that's not exactly how things actually panned out in the end. We were ready for just about every possible Skrull-related twist, from the reveal that beloved characters like Black Widow have actually been Skrulls this entire time to a full scale Secret Invasion-based storyline. We weren't, however, prepared for what we actually got.

Captain Marvel's Post Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

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Captain Marvel's Post Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

Captain Marvel is the final step before Avengers: Endgame, and no one can blame you for waiting with baited breath all the way through to the credits. After all, Infinity War concluded with the ultimate tease, as the rapidly disintegrating Nick Fury frantically sent a page to who we could only assume was the still-not-officially-introduced Captain Marvel.

With her movie finally here, this is do-or-die time, and our last real chance to get some information before the final showdown with Thanos happens in Avengers: Endgame this April. These may be the most highly anticipated post credits scenes in MCU history for that reason alone--and we're happy to make sure you're getting the absolute most out of them.

That said, there are obviously spoilers to follow, so proceed with caution if you're the sort of person who wants to head into either Captain Marvel or Endgame totally blind.

Captain Marvel: Why Everyone's Talking About Goose The Cat

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Captain Marvel: Why Everyone's Talking About Goose The Cat

If you've been following Captain Marvel's promotion at all, there's a good chance you know about Goose the cat--he's easily the MCU's latest breakout star, despite being, well, at cat. He even got his very own character poster right alongside Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson--not bad for someone who can't actually speak and doesn't have opposable thumbs.

But the truth about Goose is actually a little weirder than what you might assume. Sure, the internet loves cats, and the MCU has been sorely lacking in plucky animal companions since Rocket was introduced back in Guardians 1, but Goose is actually a lot more than meets the eye--and way, way more than a mascot for Carol and Nick's fun buddy cop adventures through the '90s.

Here's your obligatory spoiler warning: Major Captain Marvel plot points discussed below.

Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

about X hours ago from
Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

Chances are, even if you're not super familiar with Marvel comics, you could maybe cite some facts about the Skrulls. They're one of the most iconic fictional alien races in pop culture, from their weirdly ridged chins and green skin to their ominous ability to shapeshift into just about anyone. They've been a major thorn in the side of virtually every Marvel superhero team since Fantastic Four #2 back in 1962, and for good reason. Traditionally, the Skrulls have always been seen as an invasive and destabilizing force--they invade planets in secret with their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate and later overtake whole worlds by turning friends on one another and allowing paranoia to do most of the work for them.

Sounds pretty devious, right? So it's no wonder that fans have been clamoring anxiously about all the new potential threats the Skrulls could represent in the MCU, now that they're being officially introduced in Captain Marvel. Except, that's not exactly how things actually panned out in the end. We were ready for just about every possible Skrull-related twist, from the reveal that beloved characters like Black Widow have actually been Skrulls this entire time to a full scale Secret Invasion-based storyline. We weren't, however, prepared for what we actually got.

Captain Marvel's End Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

about X hours ago from
Captain Marvel's End Credits Scenes And Ending, Explained

Captain Marvel is the final step before Avengers: Endgame, and no one can blame you for waiting with baited breath all the way through to the credits. After all, Infinity War concluded with the ultimate tease, as the rapidly disintegrating Nick Fury frantically sent a page to who we could only assume was the still-not-officially-introduced Captain Marvel.

With her movie finally here, this is do-or-die time, and our last real chance to get some information before the final showdown with Thanos happens in Avengers: Endgame this April. These may be the most highly anticipated post credits scenes in MCU history for that reason alone--and we're happy to make sure you're getting the absolute most out of them.

That said, there are obviously spoilers to follow, so proceed with caution if you're the sort of person who wants to head into either Captain Marvel or Endgame totally blind.

Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Explains Why It Doesn't Show Much Of The Game

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One of the most-anticipated upcoming games, Cyberpunk 2077, is coming to E3 in June, but you don't have to wait that long to hear the developers talk about it. PlayStation has posted a new "Creating Cyberpunk 2077" video in which developers from CD Projekt Red discuss some elements of the long-in-development first-person RPG.

Miles Tost, one of the game's level designers, speaks in the video about why CD Projekt Red has kept so quiet about Cyberpunk 2077 over the years. He explains that video game development is an "iterative" process, which means things change all the time. That's just how development works. And it seems CD Projekt Red is more interested in waiting until it has something great, polished, and refined to show.

"The reason why you can't really go out and show everything is because video game development is such an iterative process," Tost says. "What we have now might not be there tomorrow. We've had ideas that have died over the years then they've been resurrected then they've died again and now they're back."

Suicide Squad 2 Could Add Polka-Dot Man, Ratcatcher, King Shark, And Other DC Comics Villains

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Following the news that Deadshot will be played by Idris Elba after Will Smith dropped out of Suicide Squad 2, more intriguing details about the follow-up have come to light.

According to Collider, the sequel may introduce a number of characters from the DC Comics world, including Ratcatcher, King Shark, Polka-Dot Man, and Peacemaker.

Ratcatcher, who is one of Batman's enemies, is a man in the comics but will be a woman in the Suicide Squad sequel, according to Collider. King Shark is just that--a hulking humanoid shark. Polka-Dot Man is another villain whose body can produce polka dots that become weapons. Peacemaker, meanwhile, is an "agent of peace."