Best Buy's Deals On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

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Best Buy's Deals On PS4, Xbox One, And Nintendo Switch Games

Christmas has come and gone, which means the big shopping frenzy has drawn to an end. Thankfully, you can still get some great deals on video games if you know where to look. This week's sale at Best Buy finds discounts on a number of big games for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Let's take a look at what kind of deals area available between now and December 30.

Fans of tiny retro consoles can get a killer deal on the PlayStation Classic this week. This plug-and-play system comes with two controllers and 20 games, and while it normally retails for $100, it's on sale this week for just $60, bringing it more in line with the pricing of Nintendo's Classic consoles. In other hardware news, if you buy any new Xbox One S or X, you'll get a $50 e-gift card for free.

As for the games, some of the fall's biggest titles are on sale for steep discounts this week. Fallout 76 is down to $40, as is Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Both of those games are big enough to keep you playing well into 2019. Battlefield V is even cheaper this week at $30, and it's scheduled to keep getting free updates for months to come.

Black Mirror Bandersnatch Hits Netflix Tomorrow, Watch The Freaky Trailer

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Earlier this month, a quickly-deleted tweet from Netflix suggested that the acclaimed sci-fi anthology show Black Mirror would be returning to screens before the end of 2018. It turns out that the tweet was accurate, and the one-off Black Mirror "event" titled Bandersnatch is set to hit the service tomorrow, December 28. A trailer has now been released.

The trailer confirms the rumors that Bandersnatch will be set in the 1980s, and will focus on the creation of a new video game. Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) plays a developer who is hired by a software company to work on a game based on a novel titled Bandersnatch, whose author "went cuckoo and cut his wife's head off." It looks like a typically weird, futuristic nightmare--check the trailer out below.

The episode also stars Will Poulter (Detroit), Alice Lowe (Prevenge), and Asim Chaudhry (People Just Do Nothing). There have been rumors that Bandersnatch will be an interactive "choose-your-own-adventure"-style episode, in which viewers can make certain choices to affect the direction of the story. While we are unlikely to know for sure until tomorrow, it would make sense given what we know of the plot.

Vikings Creator: That Massive Season 5 Death Was "A Surprise"

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Vikings Creator: That Massive Season 5 Death Was

If there's one thing that's been a hallmark of Vikings since the very beginning, it's the deaths of major characters that viewers hold near and dear. Still, in the latest episode-- titled "Hell"--a death came that was particularly surprising, even to the show's creator Michael Hirst.

In a battle against King Harald Finehair (Peter Franzén) and his forces Bishop Heahmund (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) was killed, bringing his short story in the Vikings universe to a close. With his final breaths, as he was being pierced by arrows, he screamed out "Lagertha," showing his ultimate allegiance to the former queen of Kattegat one last time.

It was only the end of Season 4 that saw the introduction of Heahmund, who became enamored with Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) in Season 5. So it comes as something of a shock that he was dispatched of so quickly. "It was a bit of a surprise for me," Hirst told GameSpot. "These things sometimes, you have different possibilities in your head and then you think, not just about that character but how they fit into the pattern--the general pattern of where you want to take the other characters."

Editors Choice 2018: Our Personal Favorite Movies, TV Shows, And More

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Editors Choice 2018: Our Personal Favorite Movies, TV Shows, And More

What entertainment landed closest to your heart in 2018?

2018 was filled to the brim with incredible movies, TV shows, comics, and even wrestling pay-per-views. We've covered the year extensively, from the best comedies, horror, sci-fi, and superhero movies and shows to the best Netflix exclusives, performances, and TV episodes. And don't forget our definitive lists of the top 10 movies and the top 10 TV shows of 2018.

But for as much as we've already covered 2018 in entertainment, there were still some things we didn't quite get to spotlight the way we wanted to. For this list, each editor on GameSpot's entertainment team chose something close to their heart that we didn't otherwise get to cover extensively, and put their thoughts down here to explain why these movies, TV shows, and more were great.

What entertainment meant the most to you in 2018? Let us know in the comments below, and check out the rest of our end-of-year 2018 coverage right here.

2018 was filled to the brim with incredible movies, TV shows, comics, and even wrestling pay-per-views. We've covered the year extensively, from the best comedies, horror, sci-fi, and superhero movies and shows to the best Netflix exclusives, performances, and TV episodes. And don't forget our definitive lists of the top 10 movies and the top 10 TV shows of 2018.

The Biggest Disappointments In Movies And TV Of 2018

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The Biggest Disappointments In Movies And TV Of 2018

What were the biggest letdowns of the year?

2018 was a fantastic year for movies and TV. This is the year that gave us Infinity War, Black Panther, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and that's just looking at some of the good Marvel movies released this year. On the TV side, we got The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix's weird sci-fi show Maniac, and many more instant classics.

But that pendulum swings the other way, too. For all the great entertainment in 2018, there was also plenty that didn't live up to the standards we expected. These were movies and shows that we were excited for--however tentatively--and that turned out to be huge letdowns.

These were the biggest disappointments in entertainment of 2018. You may not agree with our choices, and that's what the comments section below is for. Drop us a note and tell us what disappointed you this year, then check out some of our other end-of-year coverage.

2018 was a fantastic year for movies and TV. This is the year that gave us Infinity War, Black Panther, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and that's just looking at some of the good Marvel movies released this year. On the TV side, we got The Haunting of Hill House, Netflix's weird sci-fi show Maniac, and many more instant classics.

Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event Features Exclusive Spirits

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Smash Bros. Ultimate's Next Event Features Exclusive Spirits

Nintendo has announced the next in-game event for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This week's Spirit event is titled "Oh Yeah! Mario Time!” and it features a variety of characters taken from the Mario series, as well as a handful of exclusive Spirits you can't get otherwise.

Unlike the previous two Spirit events in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate thus far, both of which were only available for three days, the "Oh Yeah! Mario Time!" event kicks off at 10 PM PT on December 27 (1 AM ET / 6 AM GMT / 5 PM AEDT on December 28) and runs until the same time on January 1, giving you five days to take advantage of it. During that period, an assortment of Mario Spirits, such as the Legend-class Pauline and Dry Bowser, will appear more frequently on the Spirit Board. You'll also earn additional Gold for defeating these Spirits.

On top of that, the event will also feature a couple of exclusive Super Mario Party Spirits: the Novice-class Dice Block, the Advanced-class River Survival, and the Ace-class Golden Dash Mushroom. These three have not previously been available in the game and will appear at set times every day throughout the event, so you'll want to add them to your collection while they're still around.

All The Best Shooters of 2018 By Score

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All The Best Shooters of 2018 By Score

Ready? Aim. Fire!

Whether you were in the mood for large-scale historical battles or first-person sci-fi shooting and looting--or perhaps you simply needed to get your fix on the go with Nintendo Switch--2018 had a bit of something for every shooter fan out there. The big guns like Destiny 2, Battlefield V, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had no problems gathering the usual attention, but they aren't the only shooting games that rose to the top in the past year.

We've rounded up every shooter that scored at least an 8 on GameSpot in 2018, and organized them by score below. Scroll down to see where your favorite of the year landed. You might find also find something new to consider playing before games start rolling out in 2019.

If you're interested in other 2018 review roundups, or our bounty of features discussing and showcasing the year's best games overall, jump over to GameSpot's Best Games of 2018 hub. And while you're there, keep your eyes peeled for our most anticipated games coming in 2019.

The Best Shooters of 2018 By Score

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The Best Shooters of 2018 By Score

Ready? Aim. Fire!

Whether you were in the mood for large-scale historical battles or first-person sci-fi shooting and looting--or perhaps you simply needed to get your fix on the go with Nintendo Switch--2018 had a bit of something for every shooter fan out there. The big guns like Destiny 2, Battlefield V, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 had no problems gathering the usual attention, but they aren't the only shooting games that rose to the top in the past year.

We've rounded up every shooter that scored at least an 8 on GameSpot in 2018, and organized them by score below. Scroll down to see where your favorite of the year landed. You might find also find something new to consider playing before games start rolling out in 2019.

If you're interested in other 2018 review roundups, or our bounty of features discussing and showcasing the year's best games overall, jump over to GameSpot's Best Games of 2018 hub. And while you're there, keep your eyes peeled for our most anticipated games coming in 2019.

Does Aquaman's Timeline Make Sense? Geoff Johns And The Writers Explain

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With Christmas in the rearview, Aquaman is finally in theaters, and chances are you've seen it--which means you inevitably have a lot of questions. We kind of, sort of, mostly loved the movie, despite its problems, but we were also pretty confused about much of its worldbuilding and plot points. For example: What exactly is the timeline of Atlantean history? How long did King Atlan spend in his self-imposed exile after the fall of Atlantis? And how long ago did he record that message for the future king? How much time has passed since Atlanteans lived in what is now the Sahara desert, and how could a clue that's seemingly millions of years old point Arthur and Mera to a Greco-Roman era statue in Sicily?

Luckily, Warner Bros. gave us the opportunity to sit down with Aquaman's screenwriters, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, as well as DC's famed writer and Aquaman executive producer Geoff Johns. Of course, we asked them to clear this all up.