Red Dead Online Update Now Out, Adds Classic Red Dead Redemption Weapon And New Event

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Rockstar has released another update for Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online. This week's update brings back a well-known weapon from the first Red Dead Redemption and kicks off a new Free Roam event, Fool's Gold.

In Fool's Gold, players vie over control of a ridiculous-looking suit of Golden Armor. The one wearing the armor will receive a defense boost and earn points for gunning down other players, while everyone else will compete to bring them down and take the armor for themselves.

In addition to the Fool's Gold event, Rockstar has added a new gun to Red Dead Online: the Evans Repeater, one of the rifles John Marston wielded in the first Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar describes the gun as "a powerful long-range rifle" that is "deadly at medium and long distances." It can be purchased from Rawson, Wheeler & Co. or other gunsmiths.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Update Adds Classic Red Dead Weapon, New Event

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Rockstar has released another update for Red Dead Redemption 2's multiplayer mode, Red Dead Online. This week's update brings back a well-known weapon from the first Red Dead Redemption and kicks off a new Free Roam event, Fool's Gold.

In Fool's Gold, players vie over control of a ridiculous-looking suit of Golden Armor. The one wearing the armor will receive a defense boost and earn points for gunning down other players, while everyone else will compete to bring them down and take the armor for themselves.

In addition to the Fool's Gold event, Rockstar has added a new gun to Red Dead Online: the Evans Repeater, one of the rifles John Marston wielded in the first Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar describes the gun as "a powerful long-range rifle" that is "deadly at medium and long distances." It can be purchased from Rawson, Wheeler & Co. or other gunsmiths.

Destiny 2's Ascendant Challenge Location Guide Week 3 (March 5-12)

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The latest weekly refresh of Destiny 2 brings the release of the next content expansion in the game's Annual Pass, Joker's Wild. That means there's a new season--the Season of the Drifter--new activities, and new loot. It also means the Power level cap has been raised, requiring even more grinding to get up to max level--and another Ascendant Challenge is now available to help you earn Powerful gear to climb toward the new cap. This week's challenge is the third of six that repeat in Forsaken. Here's where its portal is located and what to do inside.

If you've done an Ascendant Challenge (or several at this point) before, you'll have an idea of how this goes. Start out by buying the appropriate bounty from Petra in the Dreaming City. Alongside that, you'll need a Tincture of Queensfoil. Once you consume that, you get the Ascendance buff that allows you to see the Taken portal--after you've found it.

This particular portal is located in the Spire of Keres; you can see its location in the video above. Go through it to visit the Shattered Ruins in the Ascendant Plane, where are tasked with climbing a tower made of rocks without dying. Enemies will try to snipe you, and Taken rifts will try to boop you off the tower to your death. Be careful with where you move as you go toward the top; once you're there, kill the boss to complete the Ascendant Challenge.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Breakdown

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Breakdown

Game Of Thrones Is Coming

The first real trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is finally here. It may be a total bummer knowing that this is the last time we'll see this cast of characters embarking on their journey toward the Iron Throne--or continuing to rule over it like jerks--but Season 8 promises to be nothing short of epic.

Coming in at a little more than two minutes, the trailer is jam-packed with characters we've come to know and love in vastly different situations than we're accustomed to seeing them in. From what's left of the Stark family fighting for their lives to Cersei Lannister relaxing, drinking while pregnant, and plotting, we have a decent idea of what's going down in the final season.

So we went through the trailer, frame by frame to breakdown what we think is going to happen in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. However, we won't know for sure until the series returns to HBO on Sunday, April 14.

The first real trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is finally here. It may be a total bummer knowing that this is the last time we'll see this cast of characters embarking on their journey toward the Iron Throne--or continuing to rule over it like jerks--but Season 8 promises to be nothing short of epic.

Captain Marvel Reviews Roundup

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After an intriguing tease in a post-credits sequence of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel has finally arrived. One of the most powerful characters in Marvel continuity is one of only two MCU films serving as a bridge between Infinity War and the conclusion against the murderous Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. As a result, fans have high expectations of Carol Danvers, both as a trump card to tip the scales in the heroes' favor, and as the first female-led superhero film in the Marvel universe.

The results are mixed. Reviews agree that Captain Marvel is a fun and enjoyable movie, but it has less of a clear identity than some other movies in the MCU. Our own Captain Marvel review from Michael Rougeau suggests that the issue is timing, and how the film's placement between the two halves of the biggest Avengers story yet does it a disservice.

"Captain Marvel feels like a forced cul-de-sac we have to drive impatiently around to get where we really want to go," he wrote. "To be clear: Captain Marvel is not a bad movie. It's just being released at the wrong time."

Captain Marvel Reviews Roundup -- Here's What Critics Think

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After an intriguing tease in a post-credits sequence of Avengers: Infinity War, Captain Marvel has finally arrived. One of the most powerful characters in Marvel continuity is one of only two MCU films serving as a bridge between Infinity War and the conclusion against the murderous Thanos in Avengers: Endgame. As a result, fans have high expectations of Carol Danvers, both as a trump card to tip the scales in the heroes' favor, and as the first female-led superhero film in the Marvel universe.

The results are mixed. Reviews agree that Captain Marvel is a fun and enjoyable movie, but it has less of a clear identity than some other movies in the MCU. Our own Captain Marvel review from Michael Rougeau suggests that the issue is timing, and how the film's placement between the two halves of the biggest Avengers story yet does it a disservice.

"Captain Marvel feels like a forced cul-de-sac we have to drive impatiently around to get where we really want to go," he wrote. "To be clear: Captain Marvel is not a bad movie. It's just being released at the wrong time."

Nintendo Switch's Daemon X Machina Demo Is Leaving The Eshop This Week

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Nintendo Switch's upcoming mech action game, Dameon X Machina, received a free demo last month following February's big Nintendo Direct presentation, but you won't be able to download it for much longer. Nintendo has confirmed the demo is leaving the Eshop on March 10.

The Protoype Missions demo, as it's dubbed, gives players a chance to test out the game's controls and mech customization options. It features four separate missions followed by a boss battle. Afterward, select players will receive a survey to provide their feedback directly to the development team.

If you've yet to, you can grab the Daemon X Machina: Prototype Missions demo either from the Switch Eshop or Nintendo's website. The full game is still slated to release this summer and is directed by Kenichiro Tsukuda, who previously worked on the Armored Core series.

THQ Nordic Issues Further Apology For 8Chan Controversy

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THQ Nordic's parent company has issued another apology for the publisher's decision to hold an 'ask me anything' session on infamous message board 8chan last week. The website is known for hosting threads relating to subjects such as child pornography and white supremacy, so THQ Nordic's AMA there drew criticism from across the industry.

"This letter is to offer my sincerest apologies and regret for THQ Nordic GmbH Vienna's interaction with the controversial website 8chan last Tuesday, February 26," said the company's group CEO, Lars Wingefors. "I condemn all unethical content this website stands for. Even if no one within the THQ Nordic Group would ever endorse such content, I realize simply appearing there gave an implicit impression that we did.

"As co-founder and group CEO of [parent company] THQ Nordic AB, I take full responsibility for all of THQ Nordic GmbH's actions and communications. I have spent the past several days conducting an internal investigation into this matter. I assure you that every member of the organization has learned from this past week's events. I take this matter very seriously and we will take appropriate action to make sure we have the right policies and systems in place to avoid similar mistakes in the future."