Watch The Crunchyroll Anime Awards' Opening Video Ahead Of The Show

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Today, Crunchyroll will be live streaming the third annual Anime Awards. Before the show starts tonight at 6PM PT / 9PM ET, we're sharing an exclusive sneak peek of the show's opening. You can watch the video above.

The opening for this year's Anime Awards includes scenes from several notable series and movies from 2018, including Violet Evergarden, Aggretsuko, Planet With, Devilman Crybaby, Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san, Mirai, and Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. All of these anime are nominated for at least one award this year. But they're not the only ones. The most popular nominee is Megalobox, which is up for eight of the 15 award categories. Other popular 2018 series, such as A Place Further Than the Universe, Zombie Land Saga, and My Hero Academia, have been nominated as well.

This year, voice actress Cristina Vee is scheduled to host the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. She's most well-known for her portrayal of The Familiar of Zero's Louise, Sailor Moon's Rei Hino, Devilman Crybaby's Miki Makimura, and Konosuba's Darkness. Crunchyroll has also announced that industry professionals and well-known anime fans, such as Made in Abyss composer Kevin Penkin, Roosterteeth director and writer Miles Luna, and IGN senior editor Miranda Sanchez, are scheduled to announce the winner for each category.

Apex Legends Pathfinder Guide: Tips To Be The Best Robot Scout

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Apex Legends Pathfinder Guide: Tips To Be The Best Robot Scout

Apex Legends encourages you to create a squad that leverages the strengths of the game's characters. Its eight playable characters each comes with their own unique abilities, so composing an effective team of three requires a bit of trial and error.

If you've chosen Pathfinder, you have interest in scoping out the path ahead for your squad. As a scout, it's your responsibility to use his various mobility options to spot enemy locations and strategic points of interest.

Keep reading for all the information you need on Pathfinder's abilities, including his strengths and weaknesses, as well as tips on how to use him effectively and help your team to victory. We've also got plenty more guides, including things that Apex Legends doesn't tell you, a list of myths we've tested about how the game works, and a full rundown of the game's best guns. You might also want to check out our Apex Legends review.

Anthem Early Review Impressions

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Anthem Early Review Impressions

After several hours with Anthem, I can't say I'm particularly interested in it yet. I've completed some missions, upgraded my loadout, and gone on some more missions, but I'm not yet invested in anything I'm doing. I will, of course, keep playing, and I'll be posting a full review in the coming days. There's just nothing here so far that's driving me forward. I'm curious, but only to see if my first impression--that this is a somewhat generic, Destiny-like experience--will be proven wrong.

Anthem starts, well, kind of like Destiny 2. The Freelancers, who fight off threats using mechanized combat suits called Javelins, have fallen out of favor with humanity after a significant loss in the game's tutorial mission. It's not clear why this one failure is enough to discredit the Freelancers, but after a two-year time skip, they are scattered to the winds, now underdogs who must climb back up the ladder to "hero" status. This means starting with basic weaponry, even though you were a rookie two years prior and presumably have more experience since then. Your life revolves around taking contract missions from people in the downtrodden citadel that is your base, Tarsis, which you return to after each excursion.

Far Cry: New Dawn -- Far Cry 5 Stories, References, And Easter Eggs

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Far Cry: New Dawn -- Far Cry 5 Stories, References, And Easter Eggs


The post-apocalyptic world of Far Cry: New Dawn is different in a lot of ways from every other Far Cry game that's come before it. But New Dawn is also a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, taking place 17 years after the events of that game in the same place: Hope County. While a nuclear winter and the arrival of the vicious marauders known as the Highwaymen have changed changed things quite a bit in Hope County, New Dawn is still full of callbacks, references, and direct continuations of the story of Far Cry 5.

The references and story scattered throughout Far Cry: New Dawn run the gamut--some are big story points that you can't miss, while others are optional missions, and still others are bits of environmental, out-of-the-way storytelling you might miss altogether. In a whole lot of cases, New Dawn answers your burning questions about what happened to your favorite characters.

We've run down the many Far Cry 5 Easter eggs, references, and stories we've come across as we've explored this new vision of Hope County. Note that this list is full of spoilers, though, so read on at your own risk. You can also check out our Far Cry: New Dawn review, and our guide to the new systems added since Far Cry 5.