Apex Legends Update Out Now, Patch Notes Include Valentine's Day Items, Bug Fixes

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The first patch to Apex Legends since its stealthy launch a week ago is now live, and it's bringing new skins and other cosmetic items for players to unlock. Here's what the update does and the full patch notes from developer Respawn.

Update 01 first adds in a few Valentine's Day-themed items to the Apex Legends store: specifically, the "Shot Through The Heart" skin for the Longbow DRM, and the "Love Of The Game" Pathfinder banner frame. Both of those will only be available February 13-19, and won't be in the store until 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET / 1 AM UTC.

You can also earn the "Live Die Live" banner badge between February 13 and 19, which unlocks when you revive a squadmate sometime during the week.

Batman And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Team Up For New Animated Movie

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Batman And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Team Up For New Animated Movie

Batman and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles might not seem like the most obvious of comic book team-ups, but they do have their similarities. Both fight crime at night in a big city, are known to inflict considerable pain on their enemies, and have animal-based superhero names (of course, the Turtles ARE actually turtles). Fans can now enjoy their first onscreen team-up in the new animated movie Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

As reported by Syfy.com, the film is a collaboration between DC Entertainment and Nickelodeon. It's based on the 2015 Batman/Turtles crossover comic by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, and will see the heroes meet up via a "transdimensional encounter," and end up fighting various villains from Batman's rogues gallery.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles releases on 4K, Blu-ray, and Digital in late spring. The voicecast includes Troy Baker (The Last of Us), who will play both Batman and the Joker, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo. A first image from the movie has been released--check it out below.

Metro Exodus Review - Light At The End Of The Tunnel

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Metro Exodus Review - Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Beyond the dark, oppressive tunnels and radioactive surface of Moscow are the societies that emerge from a nuclear apocalypse and prospective lands habitable for new life. It's a sensible change in setting that broadens Metro's horizons, though it sometimes loses the focus the series is known for. Still, the firefights and stealth deliver a familiar and incredible tension, complemented by streamlined survival mechanics necessary to face terrifying threats. But with Artyom and friends punching a one-way train ticket in hopes of greener pastures, Metro Exodus becomes a journey more about the enduring relationships and ties that bind an earnest crew of survivors.

In the opening hours, returning protagonist Artyom is shown with a tenacious insistence that human life exists outside the metro. It gets him into serious trouble, and it's further revealed that a larger conspiracy is at play. Your departure seems all too sudden and a bit of a disservice to the hardships endured in the previous games, but the heat of the moment and gut instincts of your companions help ease you into the premise of a year-long expedition to wherever the railroads lead.

First Frozen 2 Trailer Is Here, And It's Very Dramatic

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First Frozen 2 Trailer Is Here, And It's Very Dramatic

The first trailer for Frozen II is here. The long-awaited sequel to Disney's 2013 blockbuster animated movie Frozen continues the icy adventures of Elsa and Anna, and hits theaters in November.

The trailer doesn't give much away, but it's certainly dramatic. Much of it shows Elsa trying again and again to cross an extremely stormy sea using her powers of ice magic. Elsewhere, we see Anna looking concerned about a hall of weird icy diamonds, Kristoff riding his horse, and the three walking through a spooky forest. Check it out above.

Frozen II releases on November 22. All of the key cast members from the first movie will be back, including Kristen Bell as Anna and Idina Menzel as Elsa, plus Jonathan Groff as Kristoff and Josh Gad as Olaf.

Rockstar Games Loses 20-Year Veteran Who Worked On Almost Every Game The Studio Made

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Rockstar Games is said to be working on next-generation projects, and the company will do so without veteran Jeronimo Barrera, who worked on almost every game the studio put out over the past 20 years. Barrera left Rockstar in mid-December, and he gave an exit interview of sorts to Variety. He said he left Rockstar after the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 because it felt like a "natural progression" to step away after the western came out.

"I looked at what I would be doing for the next few years if I stayed on and where I was in life with my family, my kids, my desire to make cool s**t. I felt like it was hitting all of the right points," he explained.

In his role as vice president of product development at Rockstar, Barrera said he was in charge of "steering the ship in the right direction." He also contributed to the effort that saw Rockstar's studio around the world come together to work together on single games instead of their own projects.