Far Cry New Dawn Release Date & Pre-Order Guide: Prices, Bonuses

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Far Cry New Dawn Release Date & Pre-Order Guide: Prices, Bonuses

Set to launch February 15, Far Cry New Dawn is both a post-apocalyptic reskin of and sequel to Far Cry 5 that introduces a new story, allies, and weapons. You won't have to shell out the typical $60 USD to grab this brand-new game, though, as New Dawn has a $40 price point. The game launches on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

The canonical ending of Far Cry 5 saw nukes dropping from the sky, wiping out nearly all life in Hope County, Montana. But that wasn't the end of the story, not by a long-shot. Jumping 17 years later, Far Cry New Dawn sees the remnants of Hope County try to rebuild society, only to come into conflict with a pair of power-hungry twins and their bloodthirsty army of outlaws.

In our Far Cry New Dawn review, Edmond Tran gave the game a 6/10, writing, "There's a lot of potential in the ideas seeded in New Dawn, but there isn't enough room for many of them to breathe and feel fully realized. Not the post-apocalyptic theme, not the RPG mechanics, not the weapons, vehicles, plot, or characters. Advancing through the adventure is an enjoyable experience, especially once you get your superhuman powers, but this is largely because Far Cry 5's combat and progression models remain compelling enough to propel you forward. For its part, New Dawn is a palatable but unremarkable spin-off that feels like it could have achieved so much more."

Batman And The Flash Face A Tragic Hero In DC Crossover Event

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Batman And The Flash Face A Tragic Hero In DC Crossover Event

Part two of the four-part crossover event The Price, which hops back and forth Batman and The Flash's comic book series through the month of February, hit shelves this week, and it brought with it the return of a newer DC Comics character who hasn't been around for a while. Gotham Girl, Claire Clover, has made her slightly less-than-triumphant reappearance, and she's brought with her a whole slew of trouble for Barry Allen and Bruce Wayne. As if things weren't already complicated enough.

Now, there's a pretty good chance the name Gotham Girl doesn't sound familiar to you, and if that's the case, don't panic. She was first introduced only three years ago in the first arc of Batman's Rebirth reboot, which you can find in trade paperback format under the title Batman: I Am Gotham. On the surface, her story pretty typical--tragic past, murdered parents, an idolized brother who imparted a need to do good--but that's where things start to get a little complicated.

Watch Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Kast Live Stream Here

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The second of NetherRealm's Kombat Kast broadcasts dedicated to Mortal Kombat 11 is scheduled to take place today, February 14. It begins this afternoon, and you can watch the live stream here through the embed below.

The Kombat Kast starts at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM GMT (8 AM AET on February 15). NetherRealm hasn't shared exactly what to expect, but the first of these streams brought word on a new character--Kabal--along with a full breakdown of him, so that might again be the case with another fighter.

Shortly after that Kombat Kast, an Inside Xbox stream delivered the reveal of another returning character, D'Vorah. She was not showcased in great detail, nor has another character, Kano; further information on those two is also possible during the stream. You can see everyone who has been confirmed so far in our roundup of the Mortal Kombat 11 character roster. So far, it's light on new fighters, with Geras being the lone original character to be confirmed at this point.

Anthem Short Film From District 9 Director Is Very Evocative

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A live-action Anthem story short from Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9, Chappie, and Elysium, has been released. Titled 'Conviction,' the three-minute video is set in the world of BioWare's upcoming action game, but decades before the game's own story. It is narrated by a female character, who recounts the history of humanity, its enslavement, fight for freedom, and efforts to rebuild as it struggles for survival.

Freelancers--the Javelin-wearing characters that players take control of in the game--are shown to have discovered a mysterious woman in the jungles. However, her discovery ignites a new conflict, with lines being crossed, betrayals, and explosive battles. "The Anthem swims through your mind, it knows you, it knows us all," she says.

While the details of the story are vague, perhaps purposefully so, the short does a good job of depicting the world of Anthem and teasing some of the sci-fi intrigue that BioWare will no doubt further explore in the game's narrative. Check it out below.

16 Dumb WWE, ROH, And AEW Valentine's Day Cards Wrestling Fans Will Appreciate

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16 Dumb WWE, ROH, And AEW Valentine's Day Cards Wrestling Fans Will Appreciate


Happy Valentine's Day, my friends. It's truly a day where we all celebrate with our loved ones or complain on social media about how it's a stupid, consumer-driven holiday. Either way, I bring good tidings upon you all--as long as you're a person who enjoys professional wrestling. Last year, I quickly slapped together some WWE Valentine's Day cards in Photoshop, and it was a lot of fun--for me.

This year, I thought it was time to expand on this newly created GameSpot tradition by including other promotions like Ring of Honor and All Elite Wrestling. So I loaded up Photoshop and looked up "How to do cool gradient fills" on YouTube in order to create this year's batch of highly anticipated wrestling Valentine's Day cards. So, we present to you, 16 more dumb Valentine's Day cards. Sometimes, they're funny; most times, they're dumb, but they're all for you to print out on your work computer (color ink is expensive) to give to the person you love.

If you need more wrestling in your life, WWE's Elimination Chamber is just days away, and we have the match card and predictions for you to check out. Make sure to come back to GameSpot on Sunday, February 17 for live coverage of the event and a review of it all after the dust settles.

Hollow Knight Sequel Announced For Nintendo Switch And PC

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Hollow Knight developer Team Cherry has announced a full sequel that's planned for release on Nintendo Switch and PC. Hollow Knight: Silksong was originally DLC for the first game funded through a Kickstarter stretch goal. It would allow players to take control of supporting character Hornet.

However, instead of building off the original Hollow Knight to offering a sub-chapter or a character swapping mechanic, Team Cherry has opted to take the character into a new location in her own game. "As we kept going and kicking around ideas, the idea of having Hornet going on an adventure in a whole new kingdom was an interesting idea to us," co-director William Pellen said in a candid developer diary. "The other part is we have no idea how to make DLC... It seems like a weirdly complicated thing," added Ari Gibson.

According to the co-directors, Silksong is a "huge game" and it's still growing. Further information about the sequel can be found on the developer's official website: "Almost from the very start, Hornet's adventure was intended to take place in a new land, but as we dove in, it quickly became too large and too unique to stay a DLC, as initially planned. We do know that makes the wait a little longer, but we think the final, fresh world you’ll get to explore is worth it.