Michelle Yeoh Gets Star Trek: Discovery Spin-Off Series

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There's more pre-Kirk Star Trek on the way for fans of Star Trek: Discovery. CBS has officially announced a spin-off from its streaming-only series, which will follow Michelle Yeoh's character from Season 1 and her exploits as part of the Federation's secret intelligence agency, Section 31.

CBS announced that the spin-off, which is currently untitled, will air exclusively on CBS All Access, the same as Discovery. It sounds as if the new series will take place after the events of Discovery Season 2, which looks to expand on the exploits of Yeoh's character, Philippa Georgiou.

"The series will be produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment," the announcement states. "Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers. Aaron Baiers will serve as co-executive producer along with Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt will also write the series."

Fortnite's Glider Redeploy Is Back, With Some Changes

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Fortnite flirted with an deployable glider that would let you soar across the battlefield in style, but quickly ended the test feature. Now it's back as an item, with a handful of changes that Epic says should make the glider fulfill its intended purpose.

Starting with the v7.20 patch, the Glider Redeploy will take up an inventory slot and be discoverable as a normal piece of loot in chests, vending machines, and supply llamas. You don't need to select the item, but it will use up charges and then disappear once all the charges have been used. Using Launch Pads, Rifts, and LTM respawns won't use a charge.

"There was a very split response on the mechanic which revealed some positives as well as some negatives," Epic said in the update detailing the changes. "We removed the mechanic from default modes, but feel an alternative implementation will help in solving some of those negatives and better suits our goals."

Fortnite Update Bringing Glider Redeploy Back, With A Big Change

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Fortnite flirted with an deployable glider that would let you soar across the battlefield in style, but quickly ended the test feature. Now it's back as an item, with a handful of changes that Epic says should make the glider fulfill its intended purpose.

Starting with the v7.20 patch, the Glider Redeploy will take up an inventory slot and be discoverable as a normal piece of loot in chests, vending machines, and supply llamas. You don't need to select the item, but it will use up charges and then disappear once all the charges have been used. Using Launch Pads, Rifts, and LTM respawns won't use a charge.

"There was a very split response on the mechanic which revealed some positives as well as some negatives," Epic said in the update detailing the changes. "We removed the mechanic from default modes, but feel an alternative implementation will help in solving some of those negatives and better suits our goals."

New On Netflix This Week: Movies, TV, And Originals (US)

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The new year brings new offerings for your streaming pleasure on Netflix. The weather outside is getting chillier across most of the US, making it the perfect time to stay indoors and watch new streaming shows and movies till your heart's content.

This week the service adds a few highly anticipated series, most releasing on Friday. Season 2 of The Punisher will arrive on January 18, alongside Netflix's original take on Carmen Sandiego as a Robin Hood-style noble thief. We'll also be seeing more Grace & Frankie, the cartoon Trolls: The Beat Goes On, and the reality series The World's Most Extraordinary Homes.

This week also marks your last chance to see some films as well. On January 18, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will exit the service, but you can still watch Solo: A Star Wars Story since it became available on January 9. This slow shuffling out of Disney properties has also included cancellation announcements for the Marvel shows, so we expect to see one for Punisher sometime soon.

Fast & Furious Spin-Off Hobbs & Shaw: Idris Elba Gets Bad In Latest Image

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Whenever Dwayne Johnson stars in a movie, you can be sure that he's going to take every opportunity to publicize it. Johnson is set to reprise his role as Agent Luke Hobbs in the upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw and has now released another image from the movie.

This latest picture seems to be taken in the same location as the one released in December. It shows Johnson alongside co-star Jason Statham as mercenary-for-hire Owen Shaw, and Idris Elba as the movie's villain, Brixton. In his Instagram post, Johnson describes Elba's character as "the baddest bad guy the Fast & Furious franchise has ever had." Check it out below:

An exclusive lil’ taste of biggest showdown the summer has ever seen. The Outlaw Lawman, HOBBS. The International Spy, SHAW. The Baddest Bad Guy the Fast & Furious franchise has ever had, BRIXTON. We’re either gonna get along or we get it on. Fuuuck gettin’ along, gettin’ it on is way more fun. On a biz note, this film has been a fun one to produce and our

One Of Last Year's Best Games Is Getting Free DLC Soon

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Celeste was one of 2018's best games, and it's getting free DLC on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch soon. The game's creator, Matt Thorson, has shared details of the update on Twitter, and it sounds promising.

The expansion will consist of a new chapter containing some of the most difficult levels in the game. The added stages feature new items and mechanics, but no collectible strawberries, unlike the main game. No release date was mentioned for the DLC, only that it will be after the game's one-year anniversary on January 25.

Some Celeste DLC Chapter details:
-It won't be ready for the anniversary on Jan 25th, sorry!
-It's all one continuous chapter, no B-Side
-It's after the current hardest levels in difficulty
-No strawberries
-There are some new items/mechanics
-Free on all platforms

Top 10 UK Games Chart: New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Debuts At No.1

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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe for Nintendo Switch has debuted at the top of the UK physical sales chart, according to sales monitor GfK Chart-Track. The Switch exclusive was the best-selling boxed game for the week ending January 12, superseding FIFA 19, which drops to No.2.

The remainder of the chart stays mostly unchanged, with many titles simply shifting down one place from last week's positions thanks to NSMBU Deluxe's strong start. Red Dead Redemption 2 falls to No.3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to No.4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to No.5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, meanwhile, rises one place to No.6.

Aside from Mario's remastered outing, there was only one new release last week. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition came to Switch, PS4, and Xbox One, debuting at No.11.

Xbox Teases "New Microsoft Technologies"

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There are always more games on the horizon, and now Microsoft has teased what's coming next for its portfolio. In a blog post, Microsoft offered what it called a "hot tease" of what fans can expect in the time ahead.

Starting with 2019 games, Xbox fans have titles like Crackdown 3, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gears 5, and Minecraft: Dungeons to look forward to. Of note, all of these games--and all future first-party titles from Microsoft--are included with the price of an Xbox Game Pass membership.

"2019 is shaping up nicely for Xbox, PC and mobile gamers alike," Microsoft said.

Xbox Studio Teases "New Microsoft Technologies"

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There are always more games on the horizon, and now Microsoft has teased what's coming next for its portfolio. In a blog post, Microsoft offered what it called a "hot tease" of what fans can expect in the time ahead.

Starting with 2019 games, Xbox fans have titles like Crackdown 3, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gears 5, and Minecraft: Dungeons to look forward to. Of note, all of these games--and all future first-party titles from Microsoft--are included with the price of an Xbox Game Pass membership.

"2019 is shaping up nicely for Xbox, PC and mobile gamers alike," Microsoft said.