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.

Hollow Knight Sequel Silksong Revealed 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 offer a sub-chapter or a character swapping mechanic, Team Cherry has opted to take the character to 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's inception 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.

Crackdown 3 Review In Progress - Man Of Steel

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Crackdown 3 Review In Progress - Man Of Steel

Editor's note: This review in progress covers only the campaign portion of Crackdown 3. We will be updating and finalizing the review once we have access to the Wrecking Zone multiplayer mode and have spent sufficient time with it. Keep an eye out for the final review in the coming days.

It's been a long wait for Crackdown 3. Delays can be a positive thing, offering developers time to refine and polish a game. In other cases, it can result in what feels like a dated experience. At least in terms of its campaign--we don't have access to the Wrecking Zone multiplayer mode yet--Crackdown 3 firmly falls in the latter category, offering some amusement but little in the way of interesting new ideas or fun things to do. It's large and bombastic, with plenty of chaos and collateral damage, but few redeeming values--like a video game version of Man of Steel.

Crackdown 3 Review In Progress - Mediocre Man Of Steel

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Crackdown 3 Review In Progress - Mediocre Man Of Steel

Editor's note: This review in progress covers only the campaign portion of Crackdown 3. We will be updating and finalizing the review once we have access to the Wrecking Zone multiplayer mode and have spent sufficient time with it. Keep an eye out for the final review in the coming days.

It's been a long wait for Crackdown 3. Delays can be a positive thing, offering developers time to refine and polish a game. In other cases, it can result in what feels like a dated experience. At least in terms of its campaign--we don't have access to the Wrecking Zone multiplayer mode yet--Crackdown 3 firmly falls in the latter category, offering some amusement but little in the way of interesting new ideas or fun things to do. It's large and bombastic, with plenty of chaos and collateral damage, but few redeeming values--like a video game version of Man of Steel.

Fortnite Season 8 Battle Pass Is Free If You Complete Overtime Challenges

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Fortnite developer Epic Games is getting into the Valentine's Day spirit with an event called "#ShareTheLove Valentine's Surprise." As part of this, it is launching a series of challenges which, if completed, will unlock a free Battle Pass for Season 8 of the game.

"Everyone who completes 13 free Overtime Challenges by February 27 will receive the upcoming Season 8 Battle Pass for free," Epic explains on the Fortnite website. "If you don’t have an outfit, now is your chance to get several for free. With the Battle Pass, you’ll receive two Season 8 Outfits instantly and you can earn up to five more. Save your V-Bucks, this one's on us."

This is quite a big deal, as the Fortnite Battle Pass enables players to unlock a huge variety of cosmetics that can be used to customize their character. Additionally, it grants owners access to an exclusive set of weekly challenges, which are crucial to levelling up the Battle Pass and getting those cosmetics quicker.