Star Trek Picard: New Character And Story Details Revealed At New York Comic-Con

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Star Trek Picard: New Character And Story Details Revealed At New York Comic-Con

The Star Trek Universe panel at New York Comic-Con isn't until Saturday, October 5. However, there's already plenty to learn about the upcoming Star Trek: Picard standalone series, thanks to a display at the Star Trek Universe booth, which is located at booth #166 on the convention floor. In addition to several costumes from the forthcoming series, which stars Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard, placards displayed some exciting information about the aforementioned former USS Enterprise captain, as well as another of the show's major characters.

The placard for Picard reads, "Since resigning from Starfleet, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard has lived a somewhat reclusive life on his family estate in La Barre, France. All of that changes when he receives an unexpected visitor and is once more drawn back to the galactic stage." It should be interesting watching a formerly reclusive Picard reintegrate himself into the Starfleet organization.

Additionally, the placard for Picard notes that his costuming on the show pays tribute to his various Starfleet uniforms from throughout the franchise. "Notable here are the black jacket with contrasting leather shoulder yokes, which are reminiscent of the last uniform audiences saw Captain Picard wear," it reads. "The leather features a distinctive relief process echoing other elements of the show's production design."

Get A Free Month Of Origin Access With This 10-Second Step

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Protecting your accounts and private information is more crucial than ever in 2019, and that's led to more companies enforcing stricter login verification practices. To recognize National Cybersecurity Awareness month, EA is offering a nice incentive for its users in October--the company will give a free month of Origin Access Basic to anyone who turns on login verification for their EA account. Considering it'll take you all of 10 seconds to turn on that setting, that's a sweet deal.

Origin Access is EA's PC gaming subscription, and the basic level gets you access to an ever-growing library of games including Battlefield V, Madden 19, The Sims 4, Titanfall 2, and more. The membership also lets you try out new games a few days before release during Play First Trials and also includes a 10% discount on Origin digital purchases like games and expansions. There's also a Premier membership with more bonuses. You'll need to install the Origin launcher on your PC if you don't have it already.

When turning on login verification, you'll choose whether to have the login codes sent to you via email, text, call, or app authenticator. This setting allows EA to better verify your identity whenever you log into your account. It's not a bad idea to have two-step verification like this set up for all of your online accounts, so the free month of Origin Access is just an added perk.

Death Stranding Timefall Album Features Chvrches, Bring Me The Horizon, More

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If it is not enough that your baby-in-a-jar buddy can talk to you through the DualShock 4's speaker, Death Stranding's Special and Collector's editions will come with another companion that will get you grooving with some sweet tunes.

Death Stranding: Timefall is an eight-track album composed of original music inspired by director Hideo Kojima's hotly-anticipated title. It will include original music by artists like Chvrches, Bring Me The Horizon, Khalid, Major Lazer, and more. Kojima revealed the full tracklist on Twitter along with the album's official artwork.

NEWS: The complete track listing for 'Timefall: Original Music from the World of Death Stranding' is now available to view.
Featured artists are Major Lazer & Khalid, Au/Ra & Alan Walker, CHVRCHES, The Neighbourhood, THE S.L.P., Bring Me the Horizon, flora cash, and MISSIO. pic.twitter.com/zV5V64JwJF

This Steam Game Is Free To Play All Weekend--Plus, More Great Deals Available Now

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Steam almost always has something on sale, and this week, there's another free weekend and discounts on some true gems. Devil May Cry 5 and the DMC series is on sale, in addition to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, Sniper Elite 4, and Cuphead. Just Cause 4 and the rest of its series is also discounted.

In addition to all the sales, Battalion 1944 is free for everyone to play until Sunday, and if you enjoy your time with it, you can grab it for $10 USD / $12.50 CAD / £8 until October 8. Published by Square Enix, Battalion 1944 is a 5v5 infantry-based multiplayer shooter, more similar to Call of Duty than Battlefield. You can grab the game itself or pick it up in the Red Sun Edition bundle, which includes an exclusive M1 model, ten Red Sun chests, and the digital soundtrack.

If you're looking for a different flavour of multiplayer for this weekend, then Hunt: Showdown is also on sale. This monster-hunting first-person shooter pits you and a partner against several other teams trying to banish the target beast first. Other players aren't your only enemy though, as zombies and other creatures populate the map. You can pick it up for $32 USD / $43.20 CAD / £28.80 until October 7.

Pokemon Sword & Shield 24-Hour Livestream: Start Time And Watch It Here

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Fans will be getting another look at Pokemon Sword and Shield very soon. The Pokemon Company is broadcasting a 24-hour livestream related to the games starting tomorrow, October 4. Unlike a typical stream, however, this will be an animal cam-style broadcast from Glimwood Tangle, a mysterious forest area in the Galar region.

We don't know exactly what we'll see during this week's Pokemon Sword and Shield livestream, although The Pokemon Company teases that viewers "may notice things that surprise you." If you're interested in tuning in, we've rounded up everything you need to know about tomorrow's livestream, including where you can watch it, below.

The livestream will be broadcast on the official Pokemon YouTube and Twitch channels. We've also embedded the stream above, so you can bookmark this page and tune in right here once the stream begins.

New Death Stranding Trailer Puts Fate In Norman Reedus' Hands

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Ahead of Death Stranding's November 8 launch on PlayStation 4, Sony dropped a new promotional trailer for the game that puts more emphasis on Sam Bridges' goal.

The official PlayStation YouTube channel published the trailer, above, which shows Sam running away from pursuers in yellow suits. As he attempts to escape, Sam talks about how "they" have fractured our society and will try to stop you at every turn. It seems Sam has an important "drop" to make that has high stakes if he fails. It's still very mysterious what Sam has to achieve in Death Stranding, apart from reconnecting the world. The only way to save society is in his hands, though.

In September, director Hideo Kojima tweeted that Death Stranding had gone gold. This means the game has passed all certification required for discs to be pressed and distributed, effectively solidifying Death Stranding's November release date. Before making the announcement, PlayStation's September State of Play revealed a limited edition PS4 Pro that includes a colored DualShock 4 controller and custom-themed Death Stranding console.

This Strange But Wonderful Game Is Free To Claim This Week

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This Strange But Wonderful Game Is Free To Claim This Week

As part of its weekly free games program, the Epic Games Store has recently been giving out pairs of games, but it looks like we're back to single-game giveaways this week and next. Starting today, there's a new PC game up for grabs, and to claim it, you just need a free Epic Games Store account. Once the game is added to your account, it's yours to keep.

Minit is the freebie for Epic users this week. The black-and-white single-player adventure is played 60 seconds at a time, as a curse repeatedly ends your character's life after just one minute. However, you'll keep all items gained--as well as knowledge of any secrets learned--during your short lifespans, which will help you progress. Along the way, you'll meet various characters that you can help as well as dangerous enemies to defeat, all in the pursuit of ending your curse.

"Who Is Rey?" Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Writer On Answering This Question And More

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the final movie in the saga that kicked off the with the original Star Wars movie in 1977, and it's set to hit theaters in December. It follows 2017's The Last Jedi, which left fans with a variety of unanswered questions. Now co-writer Chris Terrio has spoken about two of the questions that he says will new movie will address.

In a new interview with Empire, Terrio explained that Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, will be at the center of the first. There had been much speculation about the identity of her parents in the build-up to The Last Jedi, and that film's reveal that they were not special or notable disappointed many fans. While he doesn't give away anything specific, Terrio does hint that there might be more to her backstory than we have learnt so far.

"One of them is a simple [question]: 'Who is Rey?'," he says. "Which is a question that people not only wonder about quite literally, but wonder about in the spiritual sense. How can Rey become the spiritual heir to the Jedi? We kept coming back to 'Who is Rey?', and how can we give the most satisfying answer to that not only factually--because obviously people are interested in whether there's more to be learned of Rey's story--but more importantly who is she as a character? How will she find the courage and will and inner strength and power to carry on what she's inherited?"