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?"

Zombieland 3 Isn't In The Works, But Emma Stone Has A Great Idea For It

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Zombieland 3 Isn't In The Works, But Emma Stone Has A Great Idea For It

It took a decade to get a second Zombieland movie made. Now that Zombieland: Double Tap is ready to premiere in theaters on October 18, it's hard not to wonder about what comes next, though. Should the follow-up be well-received, is there a plan in place to revisit the world one more time? Does Double Tap set up a third installment of the franchise?

It does not, but that doesn't mean this is the end. In fact, star Emma Stone might have already figured out the future of the franchise. "Emma said that something that's super funny to me, which is she hopes that every ten years, we can make a Zombieland," director Ruben Fleischer shared during a group interview with a small number of outlets. "Almost like in a Boyhood or something-type way, we can just check in with our characters and see how they're doing in the post-apocalypse."

For those that don't remember, Boyhood is the 2012 film by Richard Linklater that was filmed over 12 years and tracked a child's life from six years old through college. It's notable for using the same cast throughout 12 years of production, with new footage filmed once or twice each year.

THQ Nordic: A New Saints Row Is Being Worked On, Plus Updates On Dead Island 2 And TimeSplitters

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THQ Nordic's new interim report has casually dropped a few big announcements on us about some major game series we have not seen in a while.

The first quarter report, focused on April-June 2019, explains that THQ Nordic - along with Deep Silver and Coffee Stain - achieved a 33% year-on-year sales growth, with a total net sales figure of SEK 641 million (about $67 million). It's a strong figure, and the company followed it up with several announcements.

The first is that Volition is working on the first new Saints Row game since 2013's Saints Row IV (not counting spin-off Agents of Mayhem). The team is "deep in development" on the next title, which they have called a "full entry". Basically, it'll be Saints Row V, whether in name or not. No further details were given, but it's the most concrete confirmation we've had that a new game is coming.

Xbox Scarlett: Everything We Know About Its Price, Release Date, And Specs So Far

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Microsoft revealed the new Xbox Scarlett during its E3 2019 Xbox press conference earlier this year. Seemingly a codename, Xbox Scarlett releases in Holiday 2020 alongside Halo Infinite, which is going to be massive. The Xbox One has been around since 2013, and will turn six years old near the end of 2019. Console cycles typically last between five and seven years, meaning we should be due a new Xbox pretty soon. There's the complicating factor that this generation included mid-cycle upgrades, the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X, but we're still expecting Scarlett in 2020.

There's still a lot to find out Xbox Scarlett, but Microsoft boasted about the specs being far beyond that of the Xbox One X. Regardless, we know Microsoft is working on the next Xbox console, and there've been a lot of details revealed about what to expect. Without further ado, let's dig into everything we know about the next Xbox.

While Microsoft discussed its new Xbox during E3 last year, it reiterated at E3 2019 that it's definitely working on the new console. In fact, it could even be multiple consoles on the way. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in June 2018 that Microsoft is "deep into architecting the next Xbox consoles where we will once again deliver on our commitment to set the benchmark for console gaming."

Apex Legends Now Lets You Track Patches, Updates And Fixes Through A Public Trello Board

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Apex Legends, Respawn Entertainment's beloved battle royale, has found a way to be extremely transparent about its development processes and upcoming patches. Every issue investigation, community concern, server patch and common player request is now being tracked on a publicly available Trello board called the Apex Tracker. Anyone is free to follow this link and keep on top of the changes that are coming to Apex Legends.

"Our goal with the dev tracker is provide players with more visibility into some of the bigger community issues that we've seen reported and working on," an introductory post reads. "Note that this board doesn't account for ALL the things we're tracking." Right now, the board tracks a variety of issues that the team is investigating or dealing with this week, and hints at fixes coming in future patches.

The board divides information between a few headings: quality of life features, bugs that are being addressed, UI updates, networking issues, and all recent and upcoming updates. The team has promised to update the cards on the board at least once a week. There are also cards explaining how to report bugs and hackers, as well as links to the team's social media and Reddit pages.

Top New Games Coming To Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019

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Top New Games Coming To Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- August 11-17, 2019

Every week, New Releases breaks down the upcoming week in games. As we near the halfway point of August, Nintendo Switch continues to stack its library with the Grandia HD Collection and its own port of Friday the 13th: The Game. Sci-fi fans can take flight with Rebel Galaxy: Outlaw or platform through a virtual computer with Exception. On the fantasy side, Dicey Dungeons also rolls out this week.

Available on: Switch

Apparently August is the month for horror games, at least on Switch. The Ultimate Slasher Edition includes all of the previously released DLC, giving you plenty of movie costume options for Jason. One player will take control of Jason himself, while the others play as Camp Crystal Lake counselors, trying to survive the night.