The Division 2 Will Seemingly Have An Open Beta

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The Division 2 will have an open beta, apparently. The Division's official Twitter account made a casual reference to an "Open Beta" when talking to a fan about rewards.

Players can earn the Capitol Hill Arm Patch for completing the Invaded mission in the previous, pre-order exclusive Private beta, or the upcoming and unannounced Open Beta, the tweet said. Players who simply participate in either beta will earn the DC Patriot Weapon Skin.

There are 2 rewards available for playing the Beta:

Earn the Capitol Hill Arm Patch by completing the Invaded Mission in the Private or Open Beta

Earn the DC Patriot Weapon Skin by participating in any of the The Division 2 Betas

Brooklyn Nine Nine Adds Lin-Manuel Miranda As Amy's Brother

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Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda will appear in an upcoming episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. According to Entertainment Weekly, Miranda will play Amy Santiago's brother, David Santiago, in the March 7 episode "The Golden Child." The episode will reportedly focus on their sibling rivalry.

Miranda was one of many celebrities who voiced their support for Brooklyn Nine-Nine following Fox's decision to cancel the show last year. NBC wasted no time in picking up the show, and the current 18-episode sixth season is airing now.

Miranda most recently starred in Disney's new Mary Poppins movie opposite Emily Blunt. He is perhaps known for creating hit Broadway shows Hamilton and In The Heights. He also co-wrote songs for the Moana soundtrack, which earned him an Academy award nomination.

Watch Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Push A 5,000-Pound Car To Train For The Movie

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Brie Larson put in some serious training to prepare for her new superhero movie Captain Marvel. Larson tweeted a video today of what she called a "training highlight" that was pushing a 5,000-pound Jeep that had a full tank of gas. She pushed it for a full minute, and don't worry, someone was behind the wheel to make sure things didn't go wrong.

You can watch the video below, which chronicles the final twenty seconds of the mighty push.

A training highlight - pushing Jason Walsh’s almost 5000lbs Jeep(with a full tank of gas and Alyssa behind the wheel for safety!)for 60 seconds. In Captain Marvel @nike Metcons! It’s a strong vibe but I like it. pic.twitter.com/f98n6so8TU

PlayStation Boss Predicts "Post-Console" World

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Shawn Layden has laid down a ambitious prediction for where he thinks the video game industry could be headed. Speaking to Game Informer, Layden said he foresees some kind of "post-console" world where PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo are more unified than ever. While Layden maintains that PlayStation is the "best gaming experience," he said Xbox One and Nintendo Switch offer "great experiences" as well, and PlayStation should do more to recognize that.

"I don't want to put too fine a point on this because it might upset some of the people I work with, but I think effectively, we’re looking at kind of a post-console world where you can have quality gaming experiences across a variety of technologies," he said. "Sure, PS4 and PS4 Pro provide what, of course, we think is the best gaming experience, but the other consoles out there, be it Switch, Xbox One X, or tablets, or phones--there are great experiences across all these. What we need to do is recognize all that."

He added: "We're not little gaming ghettos that are not federated or aligned at all. We're all part of the same gaming community, we just come at it through different doorways. I think the future will be an extension of that metaphor. Your platform is not your hideaway. It's just your doorway to all these other gamer folk."

Sony's Video Game Division Gets A New Boss

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Sony has announced a management re-shuffling for its PlayStation business. The massive company announced today that Jim Ryan, the longtime PlayStation executive who most recently served as Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, will become SIE's president and CEO. The move is effective April 1, 2019--this is not a joke.

John Kodera, the current president and CEO of SIE, will become Deputy President. In that position he will "dedicate his focus on creating innovative user experiences and further enhancing the network area," Sony said in a statement.

Ryan, who has worked at Sony for a quarter of a century, will report directly to Sony's overall president and CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida. PlayStation is big business for Sony. Yoshida said in a statement that Sony's video game division, which is called Game & Network Services, is now Sony's overall largest business when it comes to sales and operating income. He also said gaming is a "growth driver" for Sony going forward.

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Review - The Wind Rises

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Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Review - The Wind Rises

Civilization VI told a straightforward story of the consequences of your actions. Fail to keep your people happy and they would put down their hammers and raise pitchforks. Be rude to the other leaders and they would soon refuse to deal with you. Beyond that, however, you could go about building your empire mostly unconcerned with any repercussions to your decisions. Last year's Rise and Fall expansion added some complexity to the tale with the introduction of its Loyalty mechanic. Operating in isolation was no longer possible. Settlements on the fringes of an empire could, if they liked what they saw across the border, decide to rebel. Players who took their citizens' loyalty for granted would find themselves leading no one.

This kind of accountability is extended in multiple directions with Gathering Storm, the second major expansion for Civ VI. Through the institution of a World Congress, Gathering Storm lets leaders reward and punish each other for certain actions, allow them to pass sweeping resolutions that affect every civilization, and ultimately secure their diplomatic favor. And with its new World Climate system, Gathering Storm makes you accountable to the world itself by hitting you--sometimes painfully hard--with the calamitous consequences of exploiting the map's rich resources.

Pokemon Go's Special Community Day Move For February Revealed

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Pokemon Go's Special Community Day Move For February Revealed

Pokemon Go's next Community Day is quickly approaching. The event is scheduled to take place around the world this Saturday, February 16, and now developer Niantic has shared a few more details about it, including what special event-exclusive move players will be able to learn this time.

As previously revealed, the featured Pokemon for this month's Community Day will be Swinub, a Ground/Ice-type originally from Gold and Silver. If you manage to evolve it into its final form, Mamoswine, up to an hour after the event ends, the Pokemon will know the Rock-type attack Ancient Power. You don't need to catch a Swinub during the Community Day in order for it to learn Ancient Power, but it does need to evolve by the end of the event.

While Swinub and its first evolution, Piloswine, were introduced in the series' second-generation games, Mamoswine wasn't added until the Gen 4 installments Diamond and Pearl. In those titles, Piloswine would only evolve into Mamoswine after learning Ancient Power; in Go, however, the Pokemon evolves with a new evolutionary item called the Sinnoh Stone, which can be earned through Trainer Battles.

Pokemon Go's Exclusive Community Day Move For February Revealed

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Pokemon Go's Exclusive Community Day Move For February Revealed

Pokemon Go's next Community Day is quickly approaching. The event is scheduled to take place around the world this Saturday, February 16, and developer Niantic has now shared a few more details about it, including what special event-exclusive move players will be able to learn this time.

As previously revealed, the featured Pokemon for this month's Community Day will be Swinub, a Ground/Ice-type originally from Gold and Silver. If you manage to evolve it into its final form, Mamoswine, up to an hour after the event ends, the Pokemon will know the Rock-type attack Ancient Power. You don't need to catch a Swinub during the Community Day in order for it to learn Ancient Power, but it does need to evolve by the end of the event.

While Swinub and its first evolution, Piloswine, were introduced in the series' second-generation games, Mamoswine wasn't added until the Gen 4 installments Diamond and Pearl. In those titles, Piloswine would only evolve into Mamoswine after learning Ancient Power; in Go, however, the Pokemon evolves with a new evolutionary item called the Sinnoh Stone, which can be earned through Trainer Battles.

Total War: Three Kingdoms Delayed, New Release Date Revealed

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Total War: Three Kingdoms, the latest entry in the strategy series, is not going to make it out on time. Developer Creative Assembly announced today that the title will now arrive on May 23, which is around three months later than its previously scheduled March 7 release date.

Creative Assembly brand director Rob Bartholomew said in a statement that the team needed "a little more time" to ensure that the "revolutionary" features and systems in the game are ready. Creative Assembly will also spend the extra time working on fixing bugs, adding polish, and ensuring the localization is done right.

"We all know those little details make a big difference," Bartholomew said. "We're lucky to be in a position to do the right thing for our games, and in this case it means taking the time to get everything ready for you. It's more important to give you a game that you can enjoy to the fullest, rather than stick to a release date just because. We know not everyone's going to be happy about this, but ultimately, we believe this the best thing for the game and our players."