Crackdown 2 Is Now Free And Backwards Compatible On Xbox One

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Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has announced that Crackdown 2 is now Xbox One backwards compatible. The game is also now free on the Xbox Live store.

With this announcement, you can now own the entire Crackdown trilogy without spending a dime, provided you already have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass. Prior to the release of the third game, the original Crackdown was made free on the Xbox Live marketplace, and Crackdown 3 is included in the list of games offered through Game Pass. Both Crackdown and Crackdown 2 can be played on Xbox One via backwards compatibility--along with a long list of other games.

In our Crackdown review, Jeff Gerstmann gave the game a 7.8/10, writing, "Crackdown feels unfinished. It feels like the developers sat down and crafted a wonderful-looking city and carefully considered how the gameplay and abilities should work, and then they didn't have enough time to plug in enough activities to take advantage of it all."

Game Release Dates Of March 2019: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, And PC

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With March having finally arrived, we're slowly, but steadily moving through 2019. Capcom and Square Enix capped off January with two tremendous games, the Resident Evil 2 remake and Kingdom Hearts 3. On the other hand, we saw the release of three big-name games in February, which included Anthem, Metro Exodus, and Far Cry: New Dawn. Suffice to say, we've got a pretty steady lineup of new games so far. However, March is looking to shake things up further with even more exciting new games.

Starting off March's big releases are Dead or Alive 6 and Devil May Cry 5, which will be closely followed by Tom Clancy's The Division 2 in the middle of the month. The latter end of March will see the launch of From Software's new epic, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, as well as Nintendo's adorable platformer, Yoshi's Crafted World.

There are plenty of other more smaller experiences and remasters on the way this month as well. You can see all of the biggest game releases for March 2019 below. For a wider look at what's ahead this year, be sure to check out our complete list of game release dates in 2019.

Shazam Movie Reaction Roundup: First Twitter Reviews Are Here And They're Pretty Great

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Shazam, the next DC Entertainment movie, won't be in theaters for almost a month. However, the film has screened for select members of the press and the reactions should be enough to get you excited about the origin story of Billy Batson.

Practically across the board, the social media reviews of the film are incredibly positive. According to GameSpot's own Mike Rougeau, "it's the best DCEU movie to date. It's super fun, has a ton of heart, feels like a self-aware throwback to adventure movies of the '80s, the cast are all great, and everything about it just works!"

I saw #Shazam this week--no review yet, but I and can confidently say it's the best DCEU movie to date. It's super fun, has a ton of heart, feels like a self-aware throwback to adventure movies of the '80s, the cast are all great, and everything about it just works! pic.twitter.com/LwSncWZFut

Captain Marvel: 27 MCU And '90s Easter Eggs And References You Missed

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Captain Marvel: 27 MCU And '90s Easter Eggs And References You Missed

What does Captain Marvel reveal about Avengers: Endgame?

Hey, did you know Captain Marvel was set in the '90s? Because it's set in the '90s. And in case you weren't sure, it's absolutely full of '90s easter eggs and references for you to relive some of that childhood nostalgia--or, if you're too young for that, a bunch of cool retro stuff to laugh about on the sheer weirdness factor alone.

Of course, Captain Marvel wasn't all throwbacks--though there were a bunch of them. Peppered amidst the clunky early internet tech and soundtrack full of earworms were some fantastic comic book nods that helped flesh out not only Carol Danvers' own personal story but the world of the Kree and Skrulls within the MCU. Captain Marvel carefully plucks bits of Carol's complicated, retcon-laden history out of the comics and repurposes them for the big screen, but don't panic, we carefully combed through every last detail that may have slipped by unnoticed.

And with all these references to the wider MCU, including the present day Avengers Initiative and Nick Fury's backstory, these Easter eggs and references might just reveal something we don't already know about Avengers: Endgame.

Psycho-Pass Season 3 Announced; Season 1 Director Returns

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Psycho-Pass Season 3 Announced; Season 1 Director Returns

Psycho-Pass is getting a third season. This cyberpunk detective thriller anime first aired in 2012, before being followed by a second season, titled Psycho-Pass 2, in 2014.

According to the Psycho-Pass anime's website, which was translated by Anime News Network, the new season will star Yuuki Kaji as Arata Shindō and Yūichi Nakamura as Kei Mikhail Ignatov. Naoyoshi Shiotani, who directed the first season but was replaced with Kiyotaka Suzuki for the second, is scheduled to return for this third season. The creator of Psycho-Pass, Akira Amano, is returning to do the designs for the brand-new characters as well.

The Psycho-Pass anime has had a rather bumpy history. The first season is popular and highly regarded in both Japan and the West for its soundtrack, characters, and visuals. The TV show's second season was not praised to the same extent, and critics of the second season target its over-the-top use of gore as well as a poorly written villain who isn't as well-written as the one in the first season. Since its unpopular second season, the universe of Psycho-Pass has been expanded with three films (the most recent of which released in Japan last month), a manga that operates as a prequel to the main series, and a video game called Mandatory Happiness.