Last Chance To Grab These Free Xbox One Games With Gold For February 2019

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Somehow, March is nearly upon us, which means Xbox Live's Games With Gold are turning over once more. Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon on Xbox One and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy on Xbox 360 will be around through tomorrow, February 28, before a new wave of games becomes available for March. Super Bomberman R on Xbox One will stick around through mid-March, so don't panic if you haven't downloaded that one yet. Claim Xbox Live's current Games With Gold here.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is an 8-bit platformer that's a direct homage to Castlevania 3: Dracula's curse, and it's a mini-game prequel to the upcoming Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night promised as part of that game's Kickstarter campaign. You'll start as demon slayer Zangetsu but have the ability to play as multiple other characters, each with unique skills, and multiple endings can be unlocked based on your actions. Meanwhile, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a freebie right now for Xbox 360. First released in 2003, this first- and third-person shooter is enjoyed by many Star Wars fans. Download both of these games before they return to normal pricing on March 1.

WWE Wrestlemania 35: This Is The First Time I've Been Excited About The PPV In Years

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Wrestlemania is WWE's premiere PPV, and the event is so big that there is a whole week of events and shows planned around it, from the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony to an annual fan convention. It's grandiose and over-the-top, but it's a celebration of all things WWE as Wrestlemania is the Super Bowl of sports entertainment. However, for years, I have found the buildup to the show to be lackluster at best. The granddaddy of them all has all the bells and whistles, but it felt like an empty shell to me. However, that's changed for 2019's event, and the card is not even set. This is the first time I’ve been excited about a Wrestlemania in a long time.

I was very skeptical when WWE announced that--in so many words--a new era was coming, as WWE programming had become stagnant and the storytelling was mediocre at best. How many times was a storyline dumped or the focus of each episode of Raw or Smackdown centered entirely on one person's journey to the main event? However, since the December announcement by the McMahon family on Raw that WWE is back in the hands of "the people," WWE programming has been on the right track. Sure, there are still improvements to be made, but the product is vastly superior to where it was 6 months or a year ago.

Star Trek Discovery Renewed For Season 3

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While the future of Star Trek on the big screen is currently unknown, the long-running sci-fi franchise continues to thrive on TV. There are several new shows in development, and it has now been announced that Star Trek Discovery will return for Season 3.

CBS confirmed that Discovery has been renewed for a third season, and that fans in the US can once more view it on the subscription channel CBS All-Access. The network tweeted a promo that shows star Sonequa Martin Green, who plays Michael Burnham on the show, standing in front a giant '3', which is marked by Starfleet insignia. Check it out below:

Set a course for Season 3 of #StarTrekDiscovery. It's On @CBSAllAccess. pic.twitter.com/gl0QGc7QIN

Star Trek Discovery Receives Season 3 Renewal

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While the future of Star Trek on the big screen is currently unknown, the long-running sci-fi franchise continues to thrive on TV. There are several new shows in development, and it has now been announced that Star Trek Discovery will return for Season 3. A release date, however, has not yet been shared.

CBS confirmed that Discovery has been renewed for a third season, and that fans in the US can once more view it on the subscription channel CBS All-Access. The network tweeted a promo that shows star Sonequa Martin Green, who plays Michael Burnham on the show, standing in front a giant '3', which is marked by Starfleet insignia. Check it out below:

Set a course for Season 3 of #StarTrekDiscovery. It's On @CBSAllAccess. pic.twitter.com/gl0QGc7QIN

Gotham's Next Joker Evolution Is "Actually A Nightmare"

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When Jerome (Cameron Monaghan) was first introduced on Gotham as an unhinged young man, it was easy to see him as the show's prototype of The Joker. As the character further slid into gleeful insanity, it became even more clear. Upon his death and succession by twin brother Jeremiah, though, a new side of the Joker personality was born; the maniacally calm and deliberate madman, who also happens to be quite theatrical.

Now, with its final episodes, the Joker placeholder will evolve again, embracing a third aspect of the Clown Prince of Crime's psyche. "We all know the character that some people think he is, some people say he's not--that he's supposed to be a precursor to at the very least," executive producer John Stephens told GameSpot. "So, when you look at the Joker, and you break down elements of his personality, and you cleave off certain character traits. Some of those character traits we gave to Jerome. Some of those character traits we gave to Jeremiah. But, there were still some leftover character traits that we said, we haven't used these elements yet. Specifically to me, horror or terror. I feel like there are elements of the Joker, some iterations of him, which he's not just a clown prince of crime, but he's actually a nightmare. And I feel like... some of those remain to be explored."

PlayStation Plus Down To Two Free PS4 Games In March, But They're Big

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PlayStation Plus is slimming down starting in March, as it's doing away with the free PS3 and Vita games. That leaves just two PlayStation 4 games as the PS Plus freebies for the month, but they're rather big ones. They're also both enhanced for PlayStation Pro, if you happen to own the higher-end system.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is the 2016 revamp of the 2007 classic. Modern Warfare remains one of the most critically acclaimed shooters of all time, and helped establish the Call of Duty series as a titanic franchise for Activision. Modern Warfare Remastered was originally included with 2016's Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, before being sold separately. We've heard word that the company will return to the series with this year's installment.

The Witness is the follow-up to Braid from creator Jonathan Blow. It's also from 2016, offering a series of interconnected puzzles that impact the world. "The Witness molds its world, puzzles, and themes into such a layered, cohesive whole that, if we look hard enough, we'll keep finding new ways to perceive it," said critic Mike Mahardy in GameSpot's review.

Pokemon Sword And Shield: The Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

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Pokemon Sword And Shield: The Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

At long last, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company gave fans their first look at Pokemon Sword and Shield, the upcoming "core" Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch. The pair are slated to arrive later this year and take place in an entirely new region called Galar, which seems to be inspired by Britain.

Like other regions in the Pokemon series, Galar is a vast and varied backdrop, spanning beautiful countryside and frigid mountains. It's also home to an array of new and familiar Pokemon, including a new starter trio: the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble.

Beyond that initial glimpse, The Pokemon Company hasn't divulged too many details about Pokemon Sword and Shield just yet, but the games' announcement trailer did reveal a few other noteworthy tidbits (and tease some mysteries). Here are the biggest takeaways from the trailer.

Pokemon Sword And Shield: 4 Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

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Pokemon Sword And Shield: 4 Biggest Takeaways From The First Trailer

At long last, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company gave fans their first look at Pokemon Sword and Shield, the upcoming "core" Pokemon RPGs for Nintendo Switch. The pair are slated to release in late 2019 and take place in an entirely new region called Galar, which seems to be inspired by Britain.

Like other regions in the Pokemon series, Galar is a vast and varied backdrop, spanning beautiful countryside and frigid mountains. It's also home to an array of new and familiar Pokemon, including a new starter trio: the Grass-type chimp Grookey, the Fire-type rabbit Scorbunny, and the Water-type lizard Sobble.

Beyond that initial glimpse, The Pokemon Company hasn't divulged many details about Pokemon Sword and Shield just yet, but the games' announcement trailer did reveal a few other noteworthy tidbits (and tease some mysteries). Here are the biggest takeaways from the trailer.

Aquaman 2 Release Date Confirmed, But You'll Have To Wait A While

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The DC blockbuster Aquaman now stands as the studio's most successful movie ever, with a worldwide box office gross of $1.13 billion since its release in November last year. It has now been confirmed that Aquaman 2 will arrive in 2022.

As reported by Variety, Aquaman 2 will be released on December 16, 2022. The first movie's writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will return to the write the sequel's script, while Aquaman director James Wan is to produce the new movie. While there's no word on casting as yet, Jason Momoa is certain to return in the title role.

Aquaman was the first DC release in nearly a year, following the commercial disappointment of 2017's Justice League. But while fans now have to wait nearly four years for the character's next film, the studio has a packed slate of movies on the way.

Aquaman 2 Release Date Announced, But You'll Have To Wait A While

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The DC blockbuster Aquaman now stands as the studio's most successful movie ever, with a worldwide box office gross of $1.13 billion since its release in November last year. It has now been confirmed that Aquaman 2 will arrive in 2022.

As reported by Variety, Aquaman 2's release date is set for December 16, 2022 (similar to the first movie's December 21 release). The first movie's writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will return to the write the sequel's script, while Aquaman director James Wan is to produce the new movie. While there's no word on casting as yet, Jason Momoa is certain to return in the title role.

Aquaman was the first DC release in nearly a year, following the commercial disappointment of 2017's Justice League. But while fans now have to wait nearly four years for the character's next film, the studio has a packed slate of movies on the way.