Anthem Project Coming From Ex-Halo Film Director

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Anthem is coming very soon, and filmmaker Neill Blomkamp has dropped a rather blatant hint that he's going to have something to do with it. In a tweet, Blomkamp said he's "really excited to share" his latest project, and paired it with an #anthemgame hashtag.

In case there was any room left for doubt, the teaser shows off what appears to be a real-life Javelin--the mechanized suit of armor used by player characters. It all looks dusty and dinged, similar to the lived-in style Blomkamp has established in movies like District 9, Elysium, and Chappie. Blomkamp was also attached for a time to a Halo movie adaptation.

That said, he doesn't mention just what this project is. Most likely it's some form of short film, possibly a live-action trailer as we've seen for other triple-A releases in recent years.

PlayStation Boss Explains How "The World Changed" And E3 Didn't

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Sony's decision to forgo E3 2019 caused waves, and the statement regarding its rationale revolved mostly around finding "inventive opportunities to engage the community" and plans to "think differently and experiment." SIE Worldwide Studios head Shawn Layden has now explained further--touching not only on what they plan to do differently in the future, but why E3 was no longer as useful.

Layden told CNet that the nature of E3 had been built up around standards that no longer apply, both for retailers and journalists. At its inception, the show had been a place for retailers to plan their stock, and for journalists to plan cover stories for magazines. In the modern era, he says, both of those have shifted.

"Now we have an event in February called Destination PlayStation, where we bring all retailers and third-party partners to come hear the story for the year," he said. "They're making purchasing discussions in February. June, now, is just too late to have a Christmas holiday discussion with retailers. So retail has really dropped off. And journalists now, with the internet and the fact that 24/7 there is game news, it's lost its impact around that.

Battle Royale Game H1Z1 Adds Deathmatch

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H1Z1: Battle Royale on PlayStation 4 is adding a new, non-battle-royale mode and various quality-of-life improvements starting later this month. The theme for the February 21 update is "Beyond Royale," and it's set to add deathmatch, ranked leaderboards, a new Battle Pass, and more.

The new game mode, FFA Deathmatch, places 50 players into a combat zone with instant respawns. The first player to 25 kills before the timer runs out wins. A new Training Mode will let you experiment with your loadouts and weapons before jumping into any of the combat modes.

The battle royale mode will still get some love in the update, though. A new Battle Pass will feature 100 reward tiers featuring 200 cosmetic items, and PlayStation Plus subscribers will get an extra reward track with some exclusive items.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: Red Dead Redemption 2 Is Back On Top

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Red Dead Redemption 2 has reclaimed the No.1 spot atop the UK physical games chart for the week ending February 9, with last week's winner Kingdom Hearts 3 slipping to No.3. Another perennial favorite, FIFA 19, rises to No.2 for this week.

In a barren week for new releases, only one new game enters the chart, according to sales monitor GfK Chart-Track. Monster Energy Supercross 2, a bike racer from the developer of the Moto GP series, Milestone, debuts at No.34.

Multiple big games are set to be released in the coming weeks, with Metro: Exodus, Far Cry: New Dawn, Anthem, and Crackdown 3 all due out before the end of the month. The chart will therefore surely be shaken up considerably, and it will be interesting to see which of those games performs best.

Black Panther, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody Score BAFTA Wins

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The acclaimed Spanish-language drama Roma and period comedy The Favourite were the big winners at this year's BAFTA awards. The British film awards ceremony is seen as an indicator of who might succeed at the Oscars later this month.

The Favourite won the most number of awards, claiming seven of the 12 it was nominated for. These include Olivia Coleman for Best Actress and Rachel Weisz for Best Supporting Actress, plus Outstanding British film and Original Screenplay. Roma took home Best Film, as well as Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron and Best Film not in the English language.

Elsewhere, Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek won Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury, Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Green Book, and Spike Lee collected his first BAFTA for co-writing the screenplay for Blackkklansman.

Game Of Thrones Actor Explains Why It's Good The Show Is Ending

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Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows on the planet, so you might be wondering why HBO is deciding to end the show after eight seasons. Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, says in a new interview that it's good, actually, that the show is ending. Why? Because going on any longer might create the feeling that the show is overstaying its welcome, he said.

"I get asked all the time, 'What the hell are you guys thinking? You could run Game of Thrones forever.' If you want to stay cool, and the show is cool, the best way to stay cool is to not overstay your welcome," Cunningham told IGN.

In fact, Cunningham said it "would be dishonorable to stay on longer than we should."

Watch New Captain Marvel TV Spot, Dumbo Trailer

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Disney has been on a trailer spree today. In addition to the new Aladdin trailer that revealed an unsettling look at Will Smith as the Genie, Disney and its subsidiary Marvel released new spots for Captain Marvel and Dumbo today.

The Captain Marvel TV spot, titled "Ready," shows more of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers and some of the struggles she faces before becoming Captain Marvel. It looks like viewers are in for quite a journey with Captain Marvel. Check out the spot in the video embed above.

The new Dumbo spot is longer, coming in at around 60 seconds. It provides even more close-ups of the impossibly cute, big-eared Dumbo, as well as the best look so far we've gotten of Michael Keaton's villainous character, who recruits Dumbo for one of his new attractions. Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton, who directed Keaton in Beetlejuice back in 1988.