The Magicians Season 4: 9 Things You Need To Know, Straight From The Cast And Producers

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The Magicians Season 4: 9 Things You Need To Know, Straight From The Cast And Producers


The end of Season 3 of The Magicians might have been the biggest game-changer the show has experienced yet. While magic was restored, the Order of the Librarians wiped the minds of the group, leaving them with glamours that have them living mortal lives, devoid of any of the extraordinary powers they've been living with.

Now, with Season 4 acting as something of a major reset, fans are going to want to pay close attention--because even with the memory wipes, The Magicians isn't slowing down one bit. GameSpot visited the set of the Syfy series to speak with the cast and producers about what exactly viewers should expect from the new season and while everyone was tight-lipped about many aspects of the episodes to come, we learned quite a bit.

Take a look at everything we learned while visiting the set of the Magicians ahead of tis Season 4 premiere, from how these new lives will impact the group to what the Monster being on the loose means for everyone to yet another musical episode being in the works. Be warned, though: In true Magicians fashion, things are going to get very weird.

The Magicians Season 4 premieres Wednesday, January 23, on Syfy. Additionally, the series has already been renewed for a fifth season.

Nintendo Direct-Style Stream For Switch Games Coming Tomorrow

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Nintendo UK has announced it is airing a new Switch-focused presentation tomorrow, January 23. The broadcast is scheduled to begin at 6 AM PT / 9 AM ET / 2 PM GMT and will showcase a number of indie games coming to the hybrid console in 2019.

Nintendo UK will stream the presentation on its website, YouTube, and Twitch channels. GameSpot will have an embed of the stream up tomorrow as well, so you can tune in to it right here. We'll also have a recap of all the biggest news and announcements from the broadcast.

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New Xbox One Game Deals Available Now On Xbox Live

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A new sale is underway in the Microsoft Store. From now through January 28, Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can find some steep discounts on a variety of games for each console, with some particularly good deals available across the wide-ranging Tom Clancy series.

On the Xbox One side, players can pick up the popular tactical shooters Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon Wildlands for $15 each. If you're looking for even more Wildlands content, the game's season pass is also on sale for $26, while its Year 2 pass is $22.49. If you're interested in trying out The Division before its sequel arrives this March, the first game is available for $10, and its various DLC packs are also discounted.

On Xbox 360, both Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter and its sequel are on sale for $8 apiece, and Ghost Recon Future Soldier is discounted to $10. Rainbow Six Vegas is available for $6.59, while the three most recent installments in the Splinter Cell series--Double Agent, Conviction, and Blacklist--are on sale for $10 each. Thanks to backwards compatibility, most of these titles are also playable on Xbox One.

New Free Game From Twitch/Amazon Prime Out Now, Before You Can Buy It

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Twitch Prime regularly offers free games on a monthly basis, but January's offerings come with a twist. The company added an extra game to its rotation, and on top of that, it released it a few days before it's available widely to the public.

The new puzzle-platformer Pikuniku is available through Twitch Prime until February 28. However, it isn't actually out until January 24, so for the next few days you can grab it before it goes on sale. To claim your free games, you'll just have to link your Twitch Prime account to your Amazon account and then claim the games through the Twitch Prime site.

January's other Prime games include Hyper Light Drifter, Bomber Crew, Republique, and Orwell. The service is also still offering the Devolver Digital Holiday Pack, which contains The Messenger, Broforce, Hotline Miami, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Strafe, Crossing Souls, and The Swords of Ditto. All of those are available until January 31, and once you claim them, they're yours forever.

Deadpool 3 Will Be "Completely Different," Says Ryan Reynolds

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The huge success of the first Deadpool in 2016 took many surprise--the modestly budgeted X-Men spin-off was not only the most successful R-rated movie of all time, it made more money than most of the "regular" movies in the franchise. Last year's Deadpool 2 was also a huge hit, and inevitably a third movie is in the works. Star Ryan Reynolds has now hinted about what fans can expect from Deadpool 3.

In a recent interview with Variety, Reynolds revealed that development on Deadpool 3 had already started. Unsurprisingly he didn't give many details away, but he did suggest that the film won't be what is usually expected from the third part of a successful franchise. "[We're] looking to go in a completely different direction," he said. "Often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late."

It had previously been reported that Deadpool might appear in an X-Force movie ahead of Deadpool 3, with Bad Times at the El Royale's Drew Goddard directing. However, earlier this month, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld revealed that X-Force had now been cancelled, due to the impending merger between Fox and Disney. Fox currently own the rights to all X-Men characters.

Destiny 2 Ascendant Challenge Location Guide Week 3 (Jan. 22-29)

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With the weekly refresh of Destiny 2, another Ascendant Challenge is now available to help you climb toward the Power level cap of 650 that came with the game's latest expansion, The Black Armory. This week's Ascendant Challenge returns from the third week of Forsaken. Here's where its portal is located and what to do inside.

If you've done an Ascendant Challenge (or several at this point) before, you'll have an idea of how this goes. Start out by buying the appropriate bounty from Petra in the Dreaming City. Alongside that, you'll need a Tincture of Queensfoil. Once you consume that, you get the Ascendance buff that allows you to see the Taken portal--after you've found it.

This particular portal is located in the Spire of Keres; you can see its location in the video above. Go through it to visit the Shattered Ruins in the Ascendant Plane, where are tasked with climbing a tower made of rocks without dying. Enemies will try to snipe you, and Taken rifts will try to boop you off the tower to your death. Be careful with where you move as you go toward the top; once you're there, kill the boss to complete the Ascendant Challenge.