Ubisoft CEO Explains The Wait For A New Splinter Cell Game

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It has been more than five years since the release of Splinter Cell: Blacklist, so fans are understandably eager to find out what's next for Sam Fisher. In a new interview, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot offered an explanation for what's taking so long to bring the franchise back.

He told IGN that Ubisoft won't bring back the franchise until it can do something novel with it. Not only that, but some of Ubisoft's development teams became too anxious to want to work on a new Splinter Cell game due to pressure from fans, Guillemot said. And third, Ubisoft's other big franchises like Assassin's Creed are "taking off," which has led the company to focus on them instead of Splinter Cell.

"When you create a game, you have to make sure you will come with something that will be different enough from what you did before," Guillemot said. "Last time we did a Splinter Cell, we had lots of pressure from all the fans saying, 'Don't change it; don't do this; don't do that.' So some of the teams were more anxious to work on the brand.

Game Of Thrones Actor Talks About Season 8's Massive Battle Scene

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It is known that there will be a massive battle scene in Game of Thrones Season 8, and now one of the actors who fights in it has described what it was like working on it.

John Bradley, who plays Samwell Tarly in the fantasy series, told Entertainment Weekly that director Miguel Sapochnik has a "forensic sense of detail." As you may remember, Sapochnik also directed the Battle of the Bastards Season 6 epic fight sequence.

"[Director Miguel Sapochnik] has such a forensic sense of detail the way he can see the point of view of all these different characters in his head and know what each individual beat meansto them. It's so inspiring," Bradley said.

Watch Avengers Stars Read A Children's Book About Infinity War

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Avengers: Infinity War ended in heartbreaking fashion, with Thanos wiping out half of the universe's population--and that included some of the superheroes fans have come to know and love like Spider-Man and Black Panther. It had some adult themes, it's safe to say.

But what if the story was told in a children's book? That's the thrust of a silly new segment from Jimmy Kimmel's late night show. He assembled many members of the Avengers to read aloud from a fake book called "Twas The Mad Titan Thanos." The best part of the skit is not knowing about the jokes and set-ups, so we won't spoil that for you here. Check out the video below, and be sure to stick through until the end.

Avengers: Endgame hits theatres on April 26. There are many theories as to what will happen as it relates to the Avengers' plans to defeat Thanos; you can find out more about GameSpot's own theories in this roundup of what we think might happen.

Telltale Devs Open Up About Finishing The Walking Dead And Leaving A Legacy Behind

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Telltale Devs Open Up About Finishing The Walking Dead And Leaving A Legacy Behind

The sudden closure of Telltale Games was one of the most shocking stories of the games industry in 2018. But in the time after the closure, publisher Skybound Games worked with key members of Telltale Games to finish The Final Season for The Walking Dead. Following the completion of the series, which will be the final game for all existing developers at Telltale Games, the studio's creative director Kent Mudle and Skybound Games CEO Ian Howe spoke with GameSpot about finishing the long-running and popular series under such unusual circumstances. During our interview, they spoke candidly about the closure of the studio, revealing what the immediate plans were at the time of the closure, what the developers had planned after The Walking Dead, and what they believe the lasting impact Telltale will have on gaming.

Editor's Note: This interview has been edited for clarity and readability.

Telltale's final chapter is a unique one in game development. Can you take us back to the moment when this news broke, and how you were able to find a solution to finish The Final Season?

WWE 2K19's Million Dollar Challenge Was Weird, Wonderful, And Hilarious

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WWE 2K19's Million Dollar Challenge Was Weird, Wonderful, And Hilarious

Prior to NXT Takeover: New York on Friday, April 6, 2K Games held the Million Dollar Championship tournament for WWE 2K19, with the semi-finals taking place at WWE Axxess and the finals at the Takeover preshow during Wrestlemania week. What we expected was a standard, run-of-the-mill tournament. What we got was the most entertaining non-PPV event of the entire week.

At Axxess, semifinalists Gregory Davis from Jacksonville, Florida; Stephan T. Benson from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; David Hoey from Sydney, Australia; and Roman Droßard from Pfalzfeld, Germany were teamed up with WWE superstars to coach them along the way, as they fought each other for the chance to take on AJ Styles at NXT Takeover for a million dollars.

The semifinals were a site to behold with WWE superstars Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, The Miz, Ember Moon, Corey Graves, and Paige (not pictured) entered the fray. Droßard and Davis were eliminated in the first round, and it came down to Benson--using Brock Lesnar--and Hoey--using Braun Strowman. The two can be seen above, shaking hands after the round.

How Much Time Passes Between Infinity War And Avengers Endgame? New Footage Reveals The Answer

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Given how many different haircuts and facial hair styles various characters have sported throughout the Avengers: Endgame trailers we've seen so far, there's been lots of speculation about how much time will have passed between the end of Infinity War and the start of Endgame. Disney today screened around 10 minutes of footage for select press on the company's studio lot in California, and given how much we still actually don't know about Endgame, even in those scant minutes of footage, we learned quite a bit--including exactly how much time has passed between the end of Avengers: Infinity War and the beginning of Avengers: Endgame.

In this footage, we got a specific answer: When Tony records his extremely sad message for Pepper, which appears to be more or less the movie's opening scene, he mentions specifically that he and Nebula have been stranded in space for 22 days. That's just over three weeks between Tony and co.'s ill-fated battle with Thanos, and Endgame's early scene of Tony and Nebula stranded out in space.