A New PC Game Is Free To Download In The Epic Games Store

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A New PC Game Is Free To Download In The Epic Games Store

For the past two weeks, Epic Games Store account holders have enjoyed access to a free download of Oxenfree, and today, a new game replaces that title in the Epic Store: The Witness, a gorgeous, mysterious puzzle game set on a remote island. From now until April 18, you can download and keep the The Witness at no cost--all you have to do is sign up for a free Epic account.

The Witness is a single-player adventure with a beautiful open-world setting and more than 500 interesting puzzles to solve. Very little is explained to you as the player, and the subtleties of its puzzles increase over the course of the game. To put it bluntly, The Witness is challenging, but if you like exploration and puzzle-solving, it's a gratifying experience you won't soon forget.

GameSpot's Mike Mahardy gave the game a 9/10 in GameSpot's The Witness review. "The Witness makes few attempts at handholding, opting instead to convey its mechanics in subtle, cryptic ways as you struggle to make sense of it all," he wrote. "This is what makes The Witness special. Unlike many puzzle games, it doesn't just make you feel intelligent--it begins on the assumption that you are intelligent. It trusts that you are a perceptive human being, capable of patience and critical thinking, and it rewards you for using both."

The Epic Games Store's Latest Free PC Game Is Available Now

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The Epic Games Store's Latest Free PC Game Is Available Now

For the past two weeks, Epic Games Store account holders have enjoyed access to a free download of Oxenfree, and today, a new game replaces that title in the Epic Store: The Witness, a gorgeous puzzle game set on a remote and mysterious island. From now until April 18, you can download and keep the The Witness at no cost--all you have to do is sign up for a free Epic account.

The Witness is a single-player adventure with a beautiful open-world setting and more than 500 interesting puzzles to solve. Very little is explained to you as the player, and the subtleties of its puzzles increase over the course of the game. To put it bluntly, The Witness is challenging, but if you like exploration and puzzle-solving, it's a gratifying experience you won't soon forget.

GameSpot's Mike Mahardy gave the game a 9/10 in GameSpot's The Witness review. "The Witness makes few attempts at handholding, opting instead to convey its mechanics in subtle, cryptic ways as you struggle to make sense of it all," he wrote. "This is what makes The Witness special. Unlike many puzzle games, it doesn't just make you feel intelligent--it begins on the assumption that you are intelligent. It trusts that you are a perceptive human being, capable of patience and critical thinking, and it rewards you for using both."

Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Series Announces First Cast

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The live-action TV adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop was first reported back in 2017, and last November it was revealed that Netflix will produce it. The first casting announcements have now been made for the show, which focuses on a gang of intergalactic bounty hunters.

Netflix confirmed that John Cho will take the main role as Spike Spiegel, the series' iconic lead bounty hunter. Cho is best known for the Harold and Kumar movies, as well as playing Sulu in the recent Star Trek films, and starring in last year's acclaimed thriller Searching.

Cowboy Bebop will also star Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. Shakir, who appeared in Season 2 of Luke Cage, will play Jet Black, a former cop and captain of the show's spaceship Bebop. Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) is set to appear as amnesiac bounty hunter Faye Valentine, while Hassell (the upcoming The Boys) is to play notorious hitman Vicious.

Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Show Casts John Cho

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The live-action TV adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop was first reported back in 2017, and last November it was revealed that Netflix will produce it. The first casting announcements have now been made for the show, which focuses on a gang of intergalactic bounty hunters.

Netflix confirmed that John Cho will take the main role as Spike Spiegel, the series' iconic lead bounty hunter. Cho is best known for the Harold and Kumar movies, as well as playing Sulu in the recent Star Trek films and starring in last year's acclaimed thriller Searching.

Cowboy Bebop will also star Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. Shakir, who appeared in Season 2 of Luke Cage, will play Jet Black, a former cop and captain of the show's spaceship Bebop. Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) is set to appear as amnesiac bounty hunter Faye Valentine, while Hassell (the upcoming The Boys) is to play notorious hitman Vicious. Netflix says more casting news is still to come, including that of Radical Ed.

John Cho Joins Netflix's Cowboy Bebop Show, As Cast Details Revealed

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The live-action TV adaptation of the anime series Cowboy Bebop was first reported back in 2017, and last November it was revealed that Netflix will produce it. The first casting announcements have now been made for the show, which focuses on a gang of intergalactic bounty hunters.

Netflix confirmed that John Cho will take the main role as Spike Spiegel, the series' iconic lead bounty hunter. Cho is best known for the Harold and Kumar movies, as well as playing Sulu in the recent Star Trek films and starring in last year's acclaimed thriller Searching.

Cowboy Bebop will also star Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. Shakir, who appeared in Season 2 of Luke Cage, will play Jet Black, a former cop and captain of the show's spaceship Bebop. Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) is set to appear as amnesiac bounty hunter Faye Valentine, while Hassell (the upcoming The Boys) is to play notorious hitman Vicious. Netflix says more casting news is still to come, including that of Radical Ed.

Avengers: Endgame Box Office Estimates Call For Huge Opening Weekend

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Earth's Mightiest Heroes are aiming to smash box office records later this month. Avengers: Endgame is reportedly on pace for an estimated debut of $200-250 million during its first weekend, which would make it the best debut of the year and one of only six films to top $200 million in its opening weekend.

Variety reports that the film's runtime, at just over three hours, could be one unexpected obstacle to its box office take. With such a long film, theater owners will need to squeeze fewer showtimes in per day. The current record for opening weekend in 2019 is held by fellow MCU movie Captain Marvel, at $153 million.

These estimates could be wrong. As Variety notes, initial box office estimates for Avengers: Infinity War pegged it at $180-225 million, but it blew those away by bringing in $257 million. That made it the largest opening weekend of all time, a record it still holds. Endgame is nearly matching that figure in estimates, so if it surpasses expectations it could very well become the new record holder. Infinity War also amassed a huge global box office launch, with $640 million worldwide without a launch in China. Endgame is aiming to top that partly by including China in its global launch plans.

Ban Fortnite? Prince Harry Says Game "Shouldn't Be Allowed"

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Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and sixth in line for the royal British crown, has sharply criticized the popular battle royale game Fortnite and called for it to be banned. The BBC reports that Harry's comments came at a YMCA event in London, just before the gaming BAFTA awards.

"[Fortnite] shouldn't be allowed," he said. "Where is the benefit of having it in your household? It's created to addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It's so irresponsible. It's like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down."

He also suggested that social media is "more addictive than alcohol and drugs."