Skull & Bones TV Show Starts Production Before Ubisoft's Game Even Comes Out

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Ubisoft has announced it's teaming up with Atlas Entertainment to develop a TV series that adapts its upcoming pirate adventure game, Skull & Bones. In a rather surprising vote of confidence, Ubisoft is starting production on the show before Skull & Bones even releases.

"Ubisoft is known for creating innovative video games that combine immense worlds with rich narratives," Ubisoft director of development for television Danielle Kreinik told The Hollywood Reporter. Kreinik is scheduled to be executive producer on the new series alongside Ubisoft film and television head Jason Altman.

The Skull & Bones TV series is described as a female-driven drama that takes place in the same setting and time period as the game: the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy. Amanda Segal, who's previously been an executive producer for Person of Interest and The Mist, is scheduled to write the series' pilot episode.

Anthem Gets A Tie-In Comic Ahead Of Release

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Anthem Gets A Tie-In Comic Ahead Of Release

Freelancers and perspective Freelancers rejoice, Dark Horse has just given you an opportunity to expand your understanding of the high stakes, mech-infested world of Anthem even further with a brand new, three issue prequel comic. Creative team Alexander Freed, Mac Walters, and Eduardo Francisco have jumped into the years leading up to the player's journey in the game with two characters--Kismet, a young orphan who was originally created for the comic, and Jani, his adopted sister who will feature in the game as an adult.

In an interview with GameSpot, Freed described the comic's story as something fans both new and familiar to Anthem's in-game lore can appreciate. "[For new fans], it's an intimate, character-driven adventure in an alien world, taking a look at what it means to grow up and find purpose on a dangerous frontier. Flying power armor and over-the-top monsters and imaginative technology live alongside sibling rivalries and small-town dreams. For someone already passionate about the game, the comic is a way of diving deeper into the setting, exploring what daily life is like in the world of Anthem, and providing more background on certain characters and events. A comic can't match the visceral intensity of a video game, but it can offer depth in places the game can't."

Take a look at the first seven pages from issue number one here in this exclusive preview.

Chris Hemsworth To Star In Hulk Hogan Biopic, Brother

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Whacha gonna do when Thor trades in Mjolnir for a handlebar mustache and 24-inch pythons, and then runs wild all over you? Although the immortal Hulk Hogan has had some controversial moments in the past decade, he is still synonymous with wrestling. And now, he'll be played by Chris Hemsworth in an upcoming film.

The film will be directed by Todd Philips and written by Scott Silver, who are currently working on the DC Comics movie, Joker. According to THR, Michael Sugar and Bradley Cooper will produce the movie under their banner Joint Effort. Additionally, the two will be joined by the former president of WCW--one of the largest wrestling promotions of the '80s and '90s--Eric Bischoff.

While Hogan's career is undeniably gigantic, covering decades upon decades from New Japan Pro Wrestling to AWA to WWF to WCW to TNA, this movie will primarily focus around his origin story and the rise of Hulkamania and his work in WWF. So we probably won't get the formation of the NWO or anything involving Hogan's work in WCW. This movie is all going to be about Hogan telling fans to say their prayers and eat their vitamins.

PS4 Getting More Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Timed-Exclusive Content

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Rockstar is rolling out a big update for Red Dead Redemption 2 next week. The developer is introducing a variety of new modes, clothing, weapons, and other features to the game's online component, Red Dead Online, as well as a new set of timed-exclusive content for those playing on PS4.

First, PS4 players will have early access to Open Target Races before they go live on Xbox One. These are variants of the new Target Races coming in the update, and they have players competing in an open space to shoot the most targets while riding on horseback.

Additionally, PS4 players will get early access to a handful of items. Chief among these is the Jawbone Knife, which Rockstar describes as "a unique melee weapon with a handle artfully carved from the remains of a slain animal's jaw." PS4 players will also be the first to get "a range of new clothing options," as well as three new emotes.

Apex Legends Bangalore Guide: Tips For Getting Kills As The Professional Soldier

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Apex Legends Bangalore Guide: Tips For Getting Kills As The Professional Soldier

All of the characters of Apex Legends handle a little bit differently. Combining their abilities is what sets Respawn Entertainment's game apart from other battle royale shooters and adds an element of team-based strategic thinking that can help you win matches. It all comes down to picking the right character and knowing exactly what their abilities and limitations might be.

If you're looking for a hardcore offensive approach to Apex Legends, Bangalore is a good choice. The Professional Soldier has abilities great for messing with an enemy squad, distracting them, confusing them, and taking away their capacity to fight. Smoke grenades and airstrikes can stun and confuse opponents, and Bangalore's increased speed makes her great for getting into fights, flanking enemies, and escaping bad situations.

Check out the tips below for a full rundown of everything Bangalore's capable of, and some of the ways you can use her abilities to get the upper hand against your opponents. We've also run down a whole lot of useful information Apex Legends doesn't tell you, and spent some time myth-busting to find out exactly what is and isn't possible in Apex Legends, so check those out. You might also want to read our Apex Legends review.

New Red Dead Online Beta Update Adds New Modes; Coming Next Week

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Rockstar has announced an update to Red Dead Online, the online multiplayer mode in Red Dead Redemption 2. The update is scheduled for next week on February 26, with some of the content--such as clothing and a new melee weapon--exclusive via PS4 early access. This content will come to Xbox One in time, though. For now, Red Dead Online still remains in beta.

The update introduces a new in-game event called Fool's Gold in Free Roam. The event spawns a suit of golden armor, which can be worn. Doing so and killing players nets you points towards winning Fool's Gold. If you're not wearing the armor, you must track down and kill the person who is in order to claim it for yourself.

New competitive fishing challenges will be added in the new update as well, as will three new Showdown modes: Up in Smoke, Spoils of War, and Plunder. A new race variation, called Target Races, is also included. In terms of weapons, the update adds the Evans Repeater rifle and the Rare Shotgun, both of which will be available via the Wheeler & Rawson Catalogue and local Gunsmiths. A variety of new clothes and emotes are also being added, allowing you customize your Red Dead Online character in new ways.

Funko Pop Reveals: Dragon Ball Z, Overwatch, Marvel, Game Of Thrones, And More

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Funko Pop Reveals: Dragon Ball Z, Overwatch, Marvel, Game Of Thrones, And More


Last weekend at Toy Fair, Funko revealed plenty of new Pop figures for 2019, ranging from movie characters to sports stars. You'd think with all these new Pop figures that Funko would go dark for a while to come up with new ideas. Nope. Funko has a whole bunch more Pop reveals.

Even though the Seattle convention doesn't start until March 14, this is part of Funko's Emerald City Comic-Con reveals. The collectible company has let fans get a peek behind the curtain at its upcoming offerings, which will be available at the March event.

From characters based on movies and TV series you love to anime series and company mascots, the latest Funko Pop reveals run the gamut of recognizable characters from pop culture. Check out everything Funko has revealed so far in its Emerald City Comic-Con sneak peek.

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Last weekend at Toy Fair, Funko revealed plenty of new Pop figures for 2019, ranging from movie characters to sports stars. You'd think with all these new Pop figures that Funko would go dark for a while to come up with new ideas. Nope. Funko has a whole bunch more Pop reveals.

Galaxy Fold: Samsung's New Foldable Phone Costs $2,000 (Yes, Two Thousand USD)

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Galaxy Fold: Samsung's New Foldable Phone Costs $2,000 (Yes, Two Thousand USD)

The rumored foldable phone from Samsung, the Galaxy Fold, is finally a reality. Samsung formally unveiled the device during its Unpacked event, showcasing what it can do and announcing both a release date and price--the latter of which is eyebrow-raising, to say the least.

The Galaxy Fold releases on April 26 and starts in price at $1,980. That is not a typo. With Apple having pushed premium mobile phone pricing well above the $1,000 mark with its iPhone X line, Samsung is taking things much further with its new innovation.

As detailed by CNET, the Galaxy Fold features a 7.3-inch display when it's unfolded into its tablet format; while folded, its screen is a 4.6-inch display. It features two different batteries--one for each side, to provide power while enabling the folding functionality--and is equipped with a whopping six cameras. It also has 12 GB of RAM and is available in four colors: Cosmo Black, Space Silver, Martian Green, and Astro Blue.