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.

PS4's PlayStation Plus Games For January 2019 Announced

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PS4's PlayStation Plus Games For January 2019 Announced

It may be hard to believe, but 2018 is nearly over. That means it won't be long before January rolls around, bringing PlayStation Plus members a new set of free PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games to add to their collection. Sony has announced January's lineup, so let's dive in and see what you'll be able to download from PSN between January 1 and February 5.

PS4 owners can pick up Steep, an extreme sports game from Ubisoft that lets you ski, snowboard, and glide in a wing suit to go from a mountain's snowy peaks to its powdery base. The other PS4 game for January is Portal Knights, which takes the building component of Minecraft and constructs around it an RPG that encourages crafting and exploration.

The PS3 freebies are Zone of the Enders HD Collection, which contains remastered versions of two PS2 mech combat games, and the music/rhythm game Amplitude. PS Vita owners can grab Fallen Legion: Flames of the Rebellion (also playable on PS4) and Super Mutant Alien Assault.

Daredevil, Luke Cage, And More May Migrate To Disney Streaming Service

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Netflix has been slowly killing off its slate of Marvel shows, in a move that seemed apparently linked to the impending launch of Disney's proprietary streaming service, Disney+. Now Disney's Kevin Mayer, the chairman in charge of direct-to-consumer offers, has left the door open to reviving those shows on its own channel once it launches sometime in 2019.

"They are very high-quality shows," Mayer told The Hollywood Reporter. "We haven't yet discussed that, but I would say that's a possibility."

It's far from a commitment, but it certainly gives more hope to further episodes than previously thought. Netflix has been cancelling the shows one by one, usually shortly after releasing their last season. It impacted Iron Fist, then Luke Cage, and most recently, Daredevil. Only Jessica Jones and The Punisher remain standing, but with Punisher's next season set for January and JJ's coming at some point soon too, both appear likely for the chopping block.

Get Ready For Far Cry New Dawn With Far Cry 5 For Just $20 (PS4, Xbox One)

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Far Cry 5 came out in March as a full $60 game, but this week the PS4 and Xbox One versions are on sale for $20 at Best Buy. That's the lowest price we've seen yet--which is good news for anyone who likes shooters, especially considering Far Cry New Dawn is set to launch on February 15. In a first for the series, New Dawn is a direct sequel to Far Cry 5, making now the perfect time to get caught up on the story. Just make sure you grab the game before it goes back to regular price on December 30.

Far Cry 5 is an open-world shooter that's set in Hope County, Montana, a rural area that's been overrun by an apocalyptic cult led by a man named Joseph Seed. You play as a federal deputy sent in to arrest Seed, but there wouldn't be much of a game if things went as planned. You quickly find yourself alone in a massive, hostile region, with an enormous amount of freedom over where to go and how to upgrade your abilities.

In GameSpot's 9/10 Far Cry 5 review, Edmond Tran wrote, "Despite some brief irritations and missed opportunities with its narrative, spending time in the world of Hope County remains absolutely delightful. Far Cry 5 boasts a wonderfully harmonious flow to its adventure, with its smart changes to exploration, discovery, and progression distinctly bolstering the enjoyment of creatively engaging and experimenting with its spectacular open world."

The Boys Star Simon Pegg On Why The Adaptation Is "Bittersweet"

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The Boys Star Simon Pegg On Why The Adaptation Is

While a release date has not been announced for Amazon Prime's upcoming adaptation of the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic book The Boys, one actor appearing in the show is glad something that's been so important to him for over a decade is finally coming to life. Mission Impossible: Fallout star Simon Pegg has a long history with The Boys and it's one he's able to carry over to the adaptation.

Fans of the comic about superheroes that embrace the dark side of their powers and celebrity status have no doubt realized how much the character Hughie looks like Pegg, and that's not a coincidence. Ennis and Robertson looked to the actor for inspiration with Hughie. Unfortunately, that was over 12 years ago and a younger actor--Jack Quaid--has been cast as the character. Thankfully, though, Ennis and Robertson, along with executive producers Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen have created a new role for Pegg.

The Shaun of the Dead star has taken on the role of Hughie's dad, who did not appear in the comics. The surprise announcement was made at New York Comic-Con in October, at which point Pegg sat down to speak with GameSpot about the role.

Overwatch Nerf Blasters: Playtesting The New Hasbro Rival Line

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Overwatch Nerf Blasters: Playtesting The New Hasbro Rival Line

How old is too old to play with Nerf? Asking for a friend.

Nerf blasters have come a long way since I was a kid. Back then, the coolest thing in the world was the Nerf Bow And Arrow, which fired a comically fat dart at your opponents. Now, Nerf is doing some really cool things with its Rival line by bringing the weapons of Overwatch into the real world.

Sure, the spring-loading technology probably hasn't changed much, but the look and feel of these blasters has. Hasbro gave GameSpot four of its new blasters based on the game Overwatch, and we played around with them. We also fired them a bunch, lost some of the balls, and made sure no one was looking at us in the process.

Check out below the box art and close up looks at what comes with each blaster below, as well as our thoughts on them. One thing is for sure, Nerf may look a whole lot different from what it used to but it still plays the same.

All of these Nerf Rival Overwatch blasters will be available at GameStop in the U.S. and at EB Games in Canada in January 2019.

Nerf blasters have come a long way since I was a kid. Back then, the coolest thing in the world was the Nerf Bow And Arrow, which fired a comically fat dart at your opponents. Now, Nerf is doing some really cool things with its Rival line by bringing the weapons of Overwatch into the real world.

PlayStation Classic Mini Console Is On Sale For Nearly Half Price Already

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PlayStation Classic Mini Console Is On Sale For Nearly Half Price Already

Sony released the PlayStation Classic on December 3, confirming rumors that it was working on a competitor to Nintendo's line of miniature consoles. One of the surprises was the system's $100 price tag, which is higher than Nintendo's NES and SNES Classics, which cost $60 and $80 respectively. The price isn't such a big problem this week, because many retailers currently have the PlayStation Classic marked down to $60. That's 40% off a product that released less than a month ago.

PlayStation Classic is a miniature version of the original PlayStation console from 1995. It comes with 20 PS1 games loaded onto it and two full-sized controllers so you and a partner can play the games that support couch co-op. You can find the full list of the games included on the system below.

Deals this good don't tend to last long, so if you've had your eye on a PlayStation Classic, now is a good time to grab one. Fair warning, though: in GameSpot's PlayStation Classic review, critic Peter Brown wasn't thrilled with the retro console. "The PS Classic doesn't feel like a celebration of PlayStation's formative years the way Nintendo's systems do," he wrote.

First Trailer For Jordan Peele's Horror Movie Us Is Here, And It Is Terrifying

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Jordan Peele's next horror movie is just right around the corner, and since his last film Get Out was such a huge success, Us should be on everyone's "must watch" radar. Today, on Christmas Day, the very first trailer was released for the upcoming film, which releases in March.

In the first trailer, which you can see above, the movie follows a family who goes on vacation. They quickly find themselves being stalked by a deranged family. However, these psychopaths has something peculiar about them. They look exactly like the people they're hunting.

Us stars Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, Winston Duke as Gabe Wilson, and Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker as members of the Tyler family. The film also features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II from Aquaman and Anna Diop from the DC Universe streaming series Titans.

First Trailer For Get Out Director's New Horror Movie Is Terrifying

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Jordan Peele's next horror movie is just right around the corner, and since his last film Get Out was such a huge success, Us should be on everyone's "must watch" radar. Today, on Christmas Day, the very first trailer was released for the upcoming film, which releases in March.

In the first trailer, which you can see above, the movie follows a family who goes on vacation. They quickly find themselves being stalked by a deranged family. However, these psychopaths has something peculiar about them. They look exactly like the people they're hunting.

Us stars Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, Winston Duke as Gabe Wilson, and Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker as members of the Tyler family. The film also features Yahya Abdul-Mateen II from Aquaman and Anna Diop from the DC Universe streaming series Titans.

Eddie Makuch's Most Anticipated Game of 2019: Ancestors The Humankind Odyssey

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Eddie Makuch's Most Anticipated Game of 2019: Ancestors The Humankind Odyssey

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the next game from Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Desilets. The ambitious concept--playing as hominids through different periods of ancestral time--caught my attention right away, and after seeing it in action for the first time at The Game Awards, I'm even more intrigued. A single-player, third-person exploration survival game, your journey in Ancestors begins as a hominid in Neogene Africa some 10 million years ago.

Over time, you grow and literally evolve to the Australopithecus popularly known as Lucy. On your way to becoming Lucy, you'll learn new skills and abilities as you take the form of the next subspecies of hominid that would eventually become the human form of today. It is quite an ambitious concept to say the least.

Based on early footage, you'll be clambering through the jungle and swinging through trees, escaping predators, gathering resources, and essentially trying to survive and live another day. It looks like no other game I've played before, and the novelty and ambition of the concept has me eager to see and learn more.