Aquaman Writer Gives Update On A Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot

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The status of A Nightmare on Elm Street has been stuck somewhere in limbo over the past several years. After a 2010 reboot failed to reignite the franchise, fans have been waiting for yet another return for Freddy Krueger, in some form. It was first reported in 2015 that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (Orphan, The Conjuring 2) would write a new reboot, though there's been no news of the film in the time that followed.

However, Johnson-McGoldrick was able to give GameSpot a bit of an update. While promoting Aquaman--which he's one of the screenwriters of--the writer revealed, "It's still happening." Of course, that doesn't mean you'll see it just let. "Nothing is percolating just yet," he continued.

Instead, Johnson-McGoldrick is currently focused on The Conjuring 3. "The Conjuring universe is sort of first and foremost on [New Line Cinema's] horror burner," he admitted.

Michael Higham's Most Anticipated Game Of 2019: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

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Michael Higham's Most Anticipated Game Of 2019: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth

Editor's note: Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is out now in Japan, but hasn't been confirmed for the West yet.

There are few things I love more than the Persona franchise. Each of the separate stories from Persona 3, 4, 5, and the spin-offs in between have brought me boundless joy, lessons learned, and unbreakable bonds with their respective cast of characters. However, I often see each game as its own contained world, as they all portray their own captivating struggles and triumphs. And I just as often wonder what it would be like if these characters met somehow, which is why I hold Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth so dear. It retained the unique aspects that made 3 and 4 special and proved that it's far from a game simply thrown together for the sake of fan service.

Naturally, I wondered the possibilities with Persona 5's flamboyant Phantom Thieves, and how they could fit into the already-endearing crossover mix. Well, Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth makes that dream come true. Its premise revolves around each crew getting stuck in a supernatural movie theater, which lends itself so well to the idea of three separate worlds colliding in a light-hearted, yet consequential fight for liberation of friends, both new and old.

The 20 Best Reviewed Movies Of 2018

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The 20 Best Reviewed Movies Of 2018


Between movies coming to theaters, video-on-demand, and streaming services, there were plenty of films to watch in 2018. In fact, there were way too many. We live in an age with an overabundance of movies and television, and so much of it is high-quality entertainment.

We saw superheroes all get killed off by a snap, a horror movie about being quiet as possible, and a documentary about the life and times of everyone's favorite cardigan-wearing neighbor. But what were the best movies of the year? Over the course of 2018, hundreds of critics put out reviews for every major movie release, so what films got all of the critics around the globe really excited?

Taking a look at GameSpot's sister site, Metacritic--which collects and averages out critic movie ratings--we found the best reviewed movies of the year and are presenting the top 20 for you all, in case you want to know what to catch up on during your winter break. In addition, we only included the first 20 movies with the "must see" tag on it, as there are a few high-rated movies with very few critical reviews on the site.

If you're looking for more on 2018, check out The 22 Best TV Episodes, The 16 Best Anime Movies And TV Shows, 10 Best TV Shows, and The 10 Best Movies.

Edmond Tran's Most Anticipated Game Of 2019: In The Valley Of Gods

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Edmond Tran's Most Anticipated Game Of 2019: In The Valley Of Gods

Campo Santo's Firewatch is one of my favorite games in recent memory. It tells a memorable, heartfelt story, exploring solitude and human relationships through a unique premise--You're a fire lookout in 1989, and the only emotional connection you have is restricted to a single person on the other end of a walkie-talkie. Its art direction is superb, its music is evocative, and the way it comes together to tell its story is unforgettable. We heralded it as one of our top games of 2016, and perhaps unsurprisingly, a film adaptation is currently in the works.

Naturally, my love for Firewatch makes me incredibly eager to see the kinds of interesting things the Campo Santo team are going to attempt with their next title, In The Valley Of Gods. Revealed at The Game Awards in 2017, its sole trailer depicts another fascinating premise--Set in 1920's Egypt, you play disgraced explorer and filmmaker Rashida, who is taking one last grand adventure to try and document the discovery of the tomb of Queen Nefertiti (which still remains undiscovered to this day). Rashida is joined by her former partner Zora, whom she has troubled history with.

Oscar Dayus's Most Anticipated Game Of 2019: Pokemon For Nintendo Switch

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I know Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee have only just been released, and I've enjoyed diving back into Kanto all over again, but more than anything else that journey has just made me crave a brand-new adventure. Seeing old creatures brought to life in ways we've not seen before with the Switch's superior graphical capabilities was thrilling, and while the nostalgia Kanto carries with it is welcome, I feel a new region with all-new monsters would help use the Switch's hardware in a more interesting way. It's for that reason I can't wait for the "core" Pokemon game for Nintendo Switch.

I'd also welcome the return of the traditional catching and battling mechanics, as well as the slightly more strategic elements omitted by Let's Go, such as abilities. Forgoing random encounters in favor of physical Pokemon in the overworld was a masterstroke though, so I hope that remains in the "core RPG" Game Freak is working on for Switch.

Plus, how great will it be to play a proper Pokemon adventure on your TV? Being able to take a Pokemon game on the go has always been great--and of course, that will be no different on Switch--but I'd always dreamed of exploring Johto or Hoenn on a bigger screen with more powerful hardware.

Free PS4 And Xbox One Codes For Subnautica Giveaway

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We're giving away free PS4 and Xbox One codes for Subnautica to twenty (20) lucky fans! (Scroll down to enter below.)

Subnautica is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean planet. A massive, open world full of wonder and peril awaits you!

This is not an instant win. No purchase necessary. Competition ends at 12:00 PM PT on January 7, 2019, in which 20 winners will be chosen at random and emailed a code for the full game (MSRP: $30).

Battle Princess Madelyn Review - Halfway There

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Battle Princess Madelyn Review - Halfway There

Few games wear their inspiration on their sleeve as proudly as Battle Princess Madelyn does. From the moment you lay eyes on its detailed pixel artwork and see the titular armor-clad Madelyn throwing lances at the creeping undead in a murky marsh, you'll immediately have flashbacks to the classic Ghosts 'n Goblins series. That's not a knock against the game--if you're going to take inspiration for your retro-styled platformer, you may as well take it from some time-tested classics. And when Battle Princess Madelyn is at its peak, it really feels like a worthy successor to those games.

Unfortunately, that fiendishly fun and challenging action game is only half of Battle Princess Madelyn. The other half is a botched attempt to shoehorn large-scale levels filled with traps, tough enemies, and tricky platforming into a Metroidvania formula.

Matt Espineli's Most Anticipated Game of 2019: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Matt Espineli's Most Anticipated Game of 2019: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

I've been a bit of a slow convert to From Software's work throughout the years. While I'm still learning to love Dark Souls, Bloodborne remains an all-time favorite of mine and the first (and only) game from the studio that I ever beat. Its moody gothic setting and speedy tactical combat resonated with me more than the slower, more defensive Dark Souls. But it seems the studio's latest, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, just might dethrone Bloodborne for me in 2019.

I won't lie to you, I'm a big fan of feudal Japan as a setting, so you can imagine why the mere sight of Sekiro has me excited. I can't wait to experience From Software's fantastical interpretation of Sengoku-era Japan, as well as see how it chooses to reimagine both history and myth. In addition, the premise of playing as a nameless shinobi with a weaponized prosthetic arm seeking to save his lord and get revenge appeals to me in its resemblance to ancient Japanese myths and legends.

Alessandro Fillari's Most Anticipated Game Of 2019: Devil May Cry 5

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Alessandro Fillari's Most Anticipated Game Of 2019: Devil May Cry 5

Ever since its reveal back at E3 2018, Devil May Cry 5 has continually impressed me with every new trailer and detail we learn about it. Sure, it's sticking close to the classic formula of battling legions of demons with gloriously over the top and somewhat impractical weapons, but Capcom's action game series has always been in a class of its own when it comes to high-flying, stylish combat. This all works thanks to its likeable cast of characters, including lead protagonist Dante and his familiar devil-may-care attitude that's just too fun to roll your eyes at. That sort of confidence in its identity, even after all these years, is something I've always loved about the series, and Devil May Cry 5 certainly aims to make up for lost time by offering the most refined and visually stunning outing yet.