Doom Patrol Review: DC Universe's Newest Original Series Is Bizarre, Unique, And Exactly What Fans Need

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Upon finishing the first episode of DC Universe's Doom Patrol, I couldn't help but wonder, "Why can't the DC Cinematic Universe make movies this unique and fun?" Doom Patrol isn't trying to fit itself into a box, creating yet another paint-by-numbers superhero story. This is a show speaking to its fanbase that doesn't take itself too seriously. It's a refreshing take on a genre that--at times--feels beaten to death.

DC Universe is well on a roll with its original programming. The first original series, Titans, was a huge success and Young Justice continued the adventures of characters we know and love in a dynamite follow up. As for Doom Patrol, it knows knows what it is and doesn't care what you think, which is the most endearing thing about it.

From the first moments of the premiere, you know you're in for something different. "Ready for a story about superheroes? More TV superheroes, just what the world needs. Be honest, have you hung yourself yet?" Those words, spewed into a mic by none other than Alan Tudyk--who plays the villain Mr. Nobody--open up this first episode. This is unlike any other superhero television series, and I couldn't have been happier.

Fortnite's 7.40 Update Adding Infantry Rifle Gun Along With Overtime Challenges And Balance Changes

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Fortnite's 7.40 Update Adding Infantry Rifle Gun Along With Overtime Challenges And Balance Changes

Season 8 of Fortnite is just around the corner now, but not before developer Epic Games rolls out another patch for the hit battle royale game. Update 7.40 is slated to arrive on all platforms--PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile--on February 12, and it appears it'll introduce yet another new weapon to the game.

Fortnite's in-game News feed is teasing the arrival of a new type of gun called the Infantry Rifle. Its description doesn't offer many details on how it'll handle, but the gun is listed as "coming soon." Considering that Epic frequently advertises new weapons and items in the News feed just prior to its latest updates, the Infantry Rifle will presumably arrive as part of this week's 7.40 patch.

That isn't the only change Epic has in store for Fortnite this week. In a post on Reddit, the developer detailed a number of balance and gameplay adjustments it is implementing with the 7.40 update. Full patch notes will be available once the update goes live, but among other things, Epic is increasing the reload time for Rocket Launchers and reducing the amount of structure damage Hand Cannons deal. Additionally, the Stormwing vehicle will no longer be able to crash through structures.

Fortnite 7.40 Update Adding New Gun, Overtime Challenges, And Nerfs

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Fortnite 7.40 Update Adding New Gun, Overtime Challenges, And Nerfs

Season 8 of Fortnite is just around the corner now, but not before developer Epic Games rolls out another patch for the hit battle royale game. Update 7.40 is slated to arrive on all platforms--PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, and mobile--on February 12, and it appears it'll introduce yet another new weapon to the game.

Fortnite's in-game News feed is teasing the arrival of a new type of gun called the Infantry Rifle. Its description doesn't offer many details on how it'll handle, but the gun is listed as "coming soon." Considering that Epic frequently advertises new weapons and items in the News feed just prior to its latest updates, the Infantry Rifle will presumably arrive as part of this week's 7.40 patch.

That isn't the only change Epic has in store for Fortnite this week. In a post on Reddit, the developer detailed a number of balance and gameplay adjustments it is implementing with the 7.40 update. Full patch notes will be available once the update goes live, but among other things, Epic is increasing the reload time for Rocket Launchers and reducing the amount of structure damage Hand Cannons deal. Additionally, the Stormwing vehicle will no longer be able to crash through structures.

Rainbow Six Siege Adds New Operators And Map In Burnt Horizon Expansion

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Rainbow Six Siege's next downloadable content will be Burnt Horizon, a set of operators and environments that pay homage to the continent of Australia. It accompanied the announcement with a short teaser that shows the Outback Map.

According to the announcement, the new DLC will include two new operators: one attacker and one defender. How exactly they'll function is left a bit of a mystery, though. The two are said to be old friends from the SASR, and they're described as stoic and quick-witted, respectively. The overview of the map shows a dusty, isolated area of the red desert. As usual, the new map will be released for free, and season pass holders will get the two new operators right away. Everyone else will have to wait an extra week and then grind for in-game currency to unlock them.

More details on the operators and the new map will be coming during the Six Invitational tournament in Montreal on February 17. It will be aired on the Rainbow Six Twitch channel.

True Detective Season 3 Theories From Episode 6: Hiding In Plain Sight?

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True Detective Season 3 Theories From Episode 6: Hiding In Plain Sight?

The solution is staring us in the face.

Short of coming right out and telling us who killed Will and kidnapped Julie, HBO's True Detective gave us enough clues to put the solution together ourselves in Season 3, Episode 6: "Hunters in the Dark." The bigger questions now shift to the detectives: Who knew what, and at what time? Based on the 2015 timeline, Roland and Wayne may have done something heinous to the perpetrator(s), as an act of vengeance, justice, or a colder matter of practicality.

The most interesting question: where is Julie Purcell in 2015? We know that the authorities never found her, but that still doesn't preclude the possibility that Roland and Wayne found her and covered it up, or that she's six feet under, and died as an anonymous citizen. The showrunners still have two episodes to tie up any remaining loose ends.

Here are the latest theories for True Detective: Season 3, Episode 6--a combination of our personal insights and the best theories we found online. If you liked the theories in this gallery, there's more where that came from. Check out our other True Detective theory galleries for further deep-dive analyses.

The Conjuring Producer's New Horror Movie Trailer Puts A New Spin On A Creepy Old Story

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Scary movies based on urban legends are nothing new. As long as the horror genre has existed, old stories and folklore have been mined for content, whether it was The Amityville Horror or Candyman. Now, thanks to an upcoming film, there's one more piece of folklore coming to the big screen.

The Curse of La Llorona is based on a Latin American folk tale about the "Weeping Woman," who is a ghost that cries over the loss of her children after drowning them. A trailer for the new film, which stars Linda Cardellini as the subject of La Llorona's torment, is putting a bit of a new spin on the story.

In the trailer, Cardellini's Anna Garcia is a social worker who, as a synopsis for the film explains it, "[ignores] the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment." Soon enough, she can no longer ignore that is happening, as the weeping woman is coming for her own kids and leads her to figure out how to vanquish the spirit. The synopsis continues, "Their only hope to survive La Llorona's deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide."

Jump Force Pre-Order And Release Date Guide (US)

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Jump Force Pre-Order And Release Date Guide (US)

Bandai Namco is bringing the biggest Shonen heroes and villains together in Jump Force, a three-on-three tag-team arena brawler launching for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15. The game is a veritable who's who of manga and anime characters, featuring a star-studded cast drawn from a wide variety of Shonen Jump comics over its 50 year history, including Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, Bleach, One Piece, Yu-Gi-Oh, Rurouni Kenshin, Black Clover, and more.

Jump Force sees the denizens of the Shonen Jump multiverse cross over into the real world to stop a new evil threatening all of their worlds. The game tells an original story and features more than 40 playable characters in total, including Goku, Vegeta, Izuku Midoriya, Ichigo, Luffy, and many others, with non-playable appearances by the likes of Death Note's Light Yagami and Ryuk.

Like most of today's biggest releases, Jump Force will be available in standard and various special editions, and Bandai Namco is offering a few pre-order bonuses to entice you to reserve a copy ahead of its release. To help you figure out which version you should pick up, you can find details on what's available in each of these editions below.