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.

Battlefield 5 Adds Rush Mode For A Limited Time

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The final event of Battlefield V's Lightning Strikes update, Unstoppable Force, is now live on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it brings back a fan-favorite Battlefield mode: Rush. The classic game type is now available to play on three maps, but it'll only be around for a limited time.

From now until March 20, players can jump into Rush mode on Twisted Steel, Narvik, and Devastation. The mode has two teams of 16 vying to control sectors of the map; the attacking team is charged with planting explosives on two objectives, while the defending team must prevent that from happening.

The Unstoppable Force event also brings with it two Weekly Challenges, each of which is comprised of several different tasks. If you complete all of them, you'll unlock the Mosquito FB Mk VI and Ju-88C planes. The first Weekly Challenge runs from March 7-14, while the second will be available from March 14-21. You can read more details about the tasks on the official Battlefield V website.

Duke Nukem Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

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Duke Nukem Dev's First New Game In A Decade Is Straight Out Of The '90s

3D Realms, the creators of Duke Nukem and the original Prey, have whole-heartedly embraced its past as old-school game developers. With Ion Maiden still in the wings, a throwback game that strongly emulates old-school shooters, the team at 3D Realms have more plans for another return trip to the past, strengthing the studio's belief that there's more to be said about games from a particular era. In the upcoming Wrath: Aeon of Ruin--launching this summer on PC-- it channels the same sense of action and pacing found from the early days of the 3D first-person shooter.

In a similar vein to 3D Realms' Ion Maiden, Wrath follows that same trend by sticking closely to the classic design of early 3D first-person shooters of the mid-90s, while also going all in on its action-horror angle. The developers, however, decided to push things a bit further by injecting some modern flair to help enhance some of the old-school aspects of its design. Built entirely on the original Quake engine, the same technology that id Software used for the 1996 FPS Quake, the developers worked closely with a number of designers and modders--including Jeremiah 'Killpixel' Fox--who used the tech at the time to make Wrath a more authentic game from the era.

Anthem Bug Makes Low-Level Weapon The Most Powerful Of All

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Anthem players have found another bug, but this time it's not crashing systems or other such inconveniences. Instead it's making a starter weapon overpowered--in fact, it's currently the most powerful weapon in the game.

A player on the Anthem subreddit found the bug. The user said that when experimenting with different loadouts, they found that the level 1 common Defender Rifle is actually stronger than their level 45 masterwork Ralner's Blaze rifle. This is despite the listed damage output for the level 1 weapon being much lower than for the Ralner. They claim they've gone on to try the Defender against other weapons and received similar results.

In response, a BioWare community manager stepped in and confirmed that this is a bug, stemming from how the default loadout items interact with higher-level gear. That would seem to imply that the level 1 Defender won't be as powerful for a brand-new player as it is for an experienced Freelancer with high-level gear. Still, it's definitely not working as intended, and the team is working on fixing it in an upcoming patch to hit on March 12.