Metro Exodus Leaving Steam For Epic Store Seems Controversial Even Inside THQ

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Earlier this week, Deep Silver announced it will sell the PC version of Metro Exodus exclusively through the Epic Games Store--a move that Valve, the company behind Steam, decried as "unfair." Deep Silver parent company THQ Nordic GmbH tried to distance itself from the controversial decision, and now its parent company--THQ Nordic AB--has issued a response in support of the move.

Following the announcement that Metro Exodus would be skipping Steam, THQ Nordic took to Twitter to explain it had no involvement in the decision. "The decision to publish Metro Exodus as a timed Epic Store exclusive was made entirely on Koch Media's side as Metro is their intellectual property. They are a sister company of THQ Nordic (Vienna), which is the reason why we can and will not comment on this matter," the company wrote.

In a follow-up tweet, THQ Nordic said: "We do not want to categorically exclude the possibility of timed exclusives for any of our games in the future, but speaking in the here and now, we definitely want to have the players choose the platform of their liking and make our portfolio available to as many outlets as possible."

Metro Exodus Leaving Steam For Epic Seems Controversial Even Inside THQ

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Earlier this week, publisher Deep Silver announced it will offer the PC version of Metro Exodus exclusively through the Epic Games Store--a move that Valve, the company behind Steam, decried as "unfair." Deep Silver parent company THQ Nordic GmbH tried to distance itself from the controversial decision, and now its parent company--THQ Nordic AB--has issued a response in support of the move.

Following the announcement that Metro Exodus would be skipping Steam, THQ Nordic took to Twitter to explain it had no involvement in the decision. "The decision to publish Metro Exodus as a timed Epic Store exclusive was made entirely on Koch Media's side as Metro is their intellectual property. They are a sister company of THQ Nordic (Vienna), which is the reason why we can and will not comment on this matter," the company wrote.

In a follow-up tweet, THQ Nordic said: "We do not want to categorically exclude the possibility of timed exclusives for any of our games in the future, but speaking in the here and now, we definitely want to have the players choose the platform of their liking and make our portfolio available to as many outlets as possible."

New Paris Overwatch Map Revealed; Live On PC Test Servers Right Now

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New Paris Overwatch Map Revealed; Live On PC Test Servers Right Now

Blizzard has announced a new map for Overwatch is now live on the PC test servers. Called Paris, the new map takes place in the French city.

Paris is a new Assault map and it contains many narrow streets and corridors. Despite taking place in the city of love, the new map looks as if it's structured to funnel players into fierce firefights as they battle it out for capture points. Noticeable landmarks on the Paris map are the Cabaret Luna, the P√Ętisserie Galand, and the Maison Marat--a palace in the center of the city.

Overwatch's latest event, the annual Lunar New Year celebration, is still live across all systems. Modeled after Chinese culture, each celebration adds new content to Overwatch that makes reference to the country's historical and cultural figures. This year's event, titled the Year of the Pig, will continue until February 8.

The Twilight Zone's New Reimagined Series Will Premiere This April

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CBS has announced the premiere date for the new The Twilight Zone. The TV series will debut on CBS All Access, and be exclusive for subscribers.

The Twilight Zone is scheduled to premiere on April 1, and no that's not an April Fool's Day joke. Two episodes will be available for subscribers on Monday, April 1, with new ones releasing on a weekly basis starting Thursday, April 11. The new series comes from the mind of Jordan Peele, who is also the host and narrator of the show. His production company, Monkeypaw, is set to produce the series.

Other cast members for the The Twilight Zone include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun. A reimagined version of the original The Twilight Zone's "The Wunderkind" episode is already confirmed for this new series, but details have not yet been released for other episodes.

The Twilight Zone's New Reimagined Series Premieres This April

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CBS has announced the premiere date for the new The Twilight Zone. The TV series will debut on CBS All Access, and be exclusive for subscribers.

The Twilight Zone is scheduled to premiere on April 1, and no that's not an April Fool's Day joke. Two episodes will be available for subscribers on Monday, April 1, with new ones releasing on a weekly basis starting Thursday, April 11. The new series comes from the mind of Jordan Peele, who is also the host and narrator of the show. His production company, Monkeypaw, is set to produce the series.

Other cast members for the The Twilight Zone include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Alison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun. A reimagined version of the original The Twilight Zone's "The Wunderkind" episode is already confirmed for this new series, but details have not yet been released for other episodes.

Check Out Dragon Ball FighterZ's New DLC Characters In Action

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Bandai Namco is kicking off a new season of DLC for Dragon Ball FighterZ this week with the release of two new playable characters: Jiren and Videl. The pair will go on sale on January 31, and ahead of their arrival, the publisher has shared a new gameplay video showcasing both fighters in action.

The video, which you can watch above, pits Jiren and Videl against each other in a standard three-on-three bout, giving fans a closer look at each one's fighting style. Jiren looks like a real powerhouse, knocking Super Saiyan Blue Goku out with ease. Videl, meanwhile, favors close-range combat, and as we saw in her reveal trailer, she can call in Gohan (dressed as Great Saiyaman) for certain attacks.

Jiren and Videl will each retail for the same price as other Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC characters: $5. Both are also included in the FighterZ Pass 2, which costs $25 and grants access to four additional characters, two of whom will be Super Saiyan Blue Gogeta and Broly from the new Dragon Ball Super movie. The remaining two fighters have yet to be announced.

Super Bowl 2019: What Marvel Trailers Are We Expecting?

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The Super Bowl is almost here, and the one thing just as exciting as the big game is the commercials that air during the event. And one company that everyone has their eyes on this year is none other than Marvel, which has two big movies coming out in the first half of the year. But what can we expect from Marvel this Sunday?

2019 is going to be a big one for Marvel. In addition to what's coming from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants--formerly Fox properties--should be released under the Marvel banner with the buyout of 20th Century Fox coming to a close. That means that this year, Marvel will be releasing five movies. Here is what Marvel has planned for the upcoming year.

Chances of anything being shown for New Mutants--an X-Men movie that's been pushed back, delayed, and riddled with problems--is a long-shot, simply because it's not high-profile enough for Disney to drop significant money on. And again, the problems that have plagued this movie's production will have undoubtedly affected the final product.