Top New Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 6-12, 2019

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Top New Games Releasing On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 6-12, 2019

This might be the first episode of New Releases containing zero full-priced games, so your wallet won't hurt as much if you decide to pick up a few of this week's big games. Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible lair is mixing things up with a different style of gameplay, while Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is a return to form for the series. Killer Queen Black is a revamped version of the arcade cult classic, and Indivisible is combining action-RPG mechanics with platforming. Meanwhile, PS4 gets an exclusive this week with Concrete Genie.

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

2017's Yooka-Laylee was a 3D platformer inspired by the Banjo-Kazooie series, featuring many of the same developers. The sequel, however, is more like Donkey Kong Country, with 2.5D levels to conquer. They're all connected by an overworld with its own set of puzzles to solve and secrets to uncover.

Expanse Season 4, Episode 1 Impressions: Everything Is Happening At Once

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This year's New York Comic-Con has been previewing upcoming TV series panel attendees. We already got to see what HBO's first episode of Watchmen had to offer, as well as Season 2 of Castle Rock and we also got to watch the first episode of Season 4 of Amazon's The Expanse.

The Expanse is a series where a lot is dropped on its viewer's right from the get go. I wouldn't go as far to say that it's high concept, but it is a futuristic series where a lot has changed in the world. Humans have left Earth and are living in space, with some settling on Mars. Tensions between people who have settled outside of our home planet and those who remain here are high, but that's the premise of the show and the first season.

However, within Season 4, things have obviously progressed tremendously, and the landscape has completely changed. It can be a bit rough trying to keep up with where everyone has been the past three years. Jim Holden is haunted by the essence of Joe Miller, who appears randomly. There are refugees from space trying to get to Earth, but the gravitational differences are either killing or hurting them--something the first season plays with early on--and Chrisjen Avasarala cusses a lot more because the show is on Amazon now--and it is delightful. However, it sometimes moves too quickly, and it can be hard to keep up.

Castle Rock Season 2, Episode 1 Impressions: There's No Sophomore Slump Here

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Hulu's original series Castle Rock takes place in the world of Stephen King, connecting his various novels and novellas. During New York Comic-Con, Hulu held a screening of the first episode of Season 2 of the series, which hits the streaming service on October 23. GameSpot attended the screening, and here is what you can expect, along with our thoughts.

The second season of Castle Rock is a total departure from the first, as this anthology series follows a whole new cast of characters but is set in the same titular town. We're introduced to the Merrill family, who--for all intents and purposes--runs the town. There is a rift between one son, Ace, and his adopted Somali brother, Abdi. Ace is the slumlord of a rundown mall catering to the Somali population of Castle Rock and Abdi is building a new one while poaching Ace's clients. Needless to say, there is a lot going on in the first episode, but everything weaves together, and it's easy to follow.

The main focus of the season is on Anne Wilkes and her daughter Joy. They land in Castle Rock after travelling cross-country and getting in a car wreck. It becomes apparent Wilkes is running from her past and also looking for medication to level her out.

Indivisible Review - Bahala Na

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Indivisible Review - Bahala Na

There's nothing quite like the bright, beautiful, and sometimes distraught world of Indivisible. It's one that wears its Southeast/South Asian influences on its sleeve, and pulls you into places you want to be in with characters you want to be around. Developer Lab Zero blends several genre elements to create a system of combat and platforming that flows seamlessly between Indivisible's seemingly disparate parts. It has so much going for it that it's disappointing when heartfelt exchanges and pivotal moments lack the gravitas they deserve or are simply glossed over. While Indivisible has trouble following through narratively, I can't shake its enjoyable moments and the sense of cultural visibility it gives a region I'm connected to.

Rick And Morty Season 4 Trailer Promises Insane Inter-Dimensional Adventures

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After months of anticipation, we finally know when Rick and Morty Season 4 will premiere. The new season arrives on Sunday, November 10, and the first trailer has been released.

The date and trailer were revealed together in a tweet from the official Adult Swim account. The promo delivers a hilarious, non-stop barrage of insane situations for the intrepid dimension-hopping pair, including robots, aliens, mutations, and experiments gone terribly wrong. As the voiceover tells us: "Things are are pretty much the same--all f***ed up!" Check the trailer out below.

The first five episodes of Season 4 will arrive this year, while the second half is set to premiere in 2020. But while there will be a bit of a gap before we can see the rest of Season 4, co-creator Dan Harmon has promised that fans will never have to wait as long as they have since Season 3, which ran back in 2017.

DC's Joker Smashes Box Office Records

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While it's not surprising when a new DC movie does huge business at the box office, the success of Warner Bros.' Joker this weekend was still impressive. It's the first of the studio's recent movies to carry an R rating, and while the Joker is an iconic comic book character, this was a Batman-free movie with a very different tone to DC's other films. Nevertheless, strong reviews and huge pre-release buzz helped the film smash the record for an October release in the US. [Update: It turns out Joker's performance was even stronger than initially believed, with Variety reporting the movie actually generated $96 million in North America during its opening weekend.]

Joker made an estimated $93.5 million in its first three days, which beats the previous record-holder, last year's Venom. As Box Office Mojo states, this puts Joker very close to the $93.8 million earned by Justice League in November 2017. The result is particularly impressive given Joker had a smaller production budget than many recent comic book movies; an estimated $55 million compared to Venom's $100 million and Justice League's enormous $300 million. Joker is also the fourth largest opening ever for an R-rated movie, and worldwide, the movie made more than $234 million so far.

Top 10 UK Games Chart - Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Fails To Knock FIFA 20 Off Its Perch

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint is this week's big new release, but the Ubisoft shooter is unable to usurp FIFA 20 at the top of the UK physical sales chart for the week ending October 5. EA's sports behemoth finishes at No.1 once again, meaning Breakpoint is forced to settle for a No.2 debut.

Much of the chart remains unchanged, with Borderlands 3 and Gears 5 remaining at No.3 and No.4, respectively, while The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening slips from No.2 last week to No.5 this. Aside from Ghost Recon, the only new release is Ghostbusters The Video Game: Remastered, which launches at No.6.

Breakpoint has experienced a somewhat negative critical reception since its launch, including a 4/10 in GameSpot's verdict. "There's some surprising fun to be had stealthily infiltrating enemy compounds and playing with friends, but Breakpoint is still a generic and distinctly sub-par game," wrote our critic, Richard Wakeling. "It's essentially every Ubisoft open-world game rolled into one, failing to excel in any one area or establish its own identity. Breakpoint is a messy, confused game and a ghost of the series' former self." Read more in our full Ghost Recon: Breakpoint review-in-progress.

WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Full Results: The Fiend And Seth Rollins Fight To Baffling Conclusion

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WWE Hell In A Cell 2019 Full Results: The Fiend And Seth Rollins Fight To Baffling Conclusion

What do you do when a cage match simply isn't extreme enough? That's where Hell in a Cell comes in. WWE's signature demonic structure if back for the 2019 Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, which will see two championship matches happening inside of the steel menace.

Of course, that's not all you'll see at Hell in a Cell. Thus far, eight matches have been announced for the show. The notable absence is a Cruiserweight Championship match. However, it has already been confirmed that the Cruiserweight Championship will be on the line on the next episode of NXT on USA. It's also worth noting neither show's men's Tag Team Championships, nor the United States or Intercontinental titles are currently scheduled to be defended. You can see the announced match card below.

Hell in a Cell begins at 7 PM ET, with the kickoff show launching one hour earlier at 6 PM ET. The show will be available via traditional pay-per-view, as well as on the WWE Network. You can also follow along as GameSpot tracks the winners and losers of each match below. Make sure to join us for the start of Hell in a Cell Kickoff at 6 PM ET.