STALKER 2 Is Still Alive: Update Brings New Art, Music, And Twitter Account

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There isn't much to say about STALKER 2 at this point, to be honest. But the fact that the game's official website has been updated with new key art and music is enough for fans, like myself, to get hyped up. In addition, the project launched its own Twitter account which it says will be used to share news and "interesting content" for the franchise. As for the music that plays on the site, it's a three minute(ish) creepy, foreboding ambient track that fits the series' often terrifying post-apocalyptic atmosphere.

STALKER 2 was revealed to be in the works when the site went live back in May of last year--at the time, it was simply the game's title painted onto a concrete background with the number "2021" clearly implying that the game won't be around until then. The team behind the original entries, GSC Game World, is heading up STALKER 2 as the company's own site says it is currently in development.

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Grab A Free 12-Month Nintendo Switch Online Subscription With Twitch Prime

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Grab A Free 12-Month Nintendo Switch Online Subscription With Twitch Prime

Amazon has announced that, starting right now, Twitch Prime members can claim a free three months of Nintendo Switch Online. You just need to sign-in to claim your three months, and if you come back after 60 days, you can get another nine months added to your account. That's a year of Switch Online for free.

If you already have Switch Online, you can still take advantage of this deal. Just sign-in and be sure to renew the deal after 60 days so you can get all 12 months added to your account. Whether you're signing up for Switch Online for the first time or adding free time to your account, you have until September 24 to grab your first three months and until January 22, 2020 to claim the additional nine.

A Switch Online subscription offers more than being able to play the online multiplayer component in games like Splatoon 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. With a subscription, you get access to a library of classic NES games that you can play as much as you want. New games are added every few months, with 1998's Blaster Master and Zelda II: The Adventures of Link added this past January. Subscribers also get access to cloud saves, allowing them to recover their data should their Switch console break or be stolen.

The Games Confirmed To Be At PAX East 2019: Borderlands 3, Dauntless, And More

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The Games Confirmed To Be At PAX East 2019: Borderlands 3, Dauntless, And More

The Games of PAX East 2019

For many years, PAX has been a popular destination for fans and developers alike to share their passion for gaming. It's also an excellent place to put your finger on the pulse of what's new and exciting. With PAX East 2019 quickly approaching, taking place in Boston from March 28-31, GameSpot will be on location exploring the show floor to check out the latest games and share our thoughts for those who can't make it to the show this year.

To give you an idea of what to expect from PAX East 2019, we've put together a quick rundown of games that will make an appearance at the show. In addition to seeing the reveal of Borderlands 3, along with some new titles from Yacht Club Games and Devolver Digital, we're also seeing more gameplay from Streets of Rage 4 and the newest DLC for the roguelike Dead Cells. Over the course of the show, we'll be updating this gallery to include our thoughts on what we've played, and when you expect can play them. So with that, here are several games for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch that will be at PAX East 2019.

If you want to see more of GameSpot's coverage of PAX East 2019, including updates, videos, and the latest news, be sure to visit our hub page rounding up the best of the show.

Gearbox Shows Trailer For Rick And Morty Creator's New Game: PAX East 2019

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Gearbox Shows Trailer For Rick And Morty Creator's New Game: PAX East 2019

The next game from Rick And Morty creator Justin Roiland and studio Squanch Games, called Trover Saves The Universe, had a trailer revealed during Gearbox's PAX East 2019 panel. It's coming to PlayStation 4 and PSVR on May 31 and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store on June 4. The game appears to have a similar sense of humor found in Squanch's previous games (Rick And Morty: Virtual Rick-ality and Accounting), but plays more like a traditional 3D action-platformer.

As expected, it has a wacky premise where your dogs have been taken hostage and you have to stop the big bad Glorkon who puts the universe at stake and shoves your dogs into its eye sockets. There are plenty of deranged character designs and a whole lot of cursing; think Astro Bot but for adults! However, the game will be playable both in and outside of VR. You can watch the trailer above.

A whole lot more came out of the Gearbox PAX East 2019 presentation, which included the announcement of Bulletstorm coming to Nintendo Switch with the Duke Nukem DLC and a showcase of the upcoming sequel Risk of Rain 2. The biggest news from Gearbox was the reveal of both Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC with visual and mechanical improvements, and finally the reveal and trailer for Borderlands 3.

10 Superhero Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of

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10 Superhero Movies You've Probably Never Heard Of

Superhero movies weren't always cool.

Superman, Spider-Man, Batman, and Wonder Woman are household names, taking center stage in multiple movies that have grossed billions of dollars worldwide. They’ve made comic book movies the most profitable blockbusters on the planet. And they’ve paved the way for other, lesser known characters to cross over into the mainstream, from Doctor Strange and Deadpool to Aquaman and Captain Marvel.

But over the last four decades, there have been some brand new superheroes in cinemas as well, with names like Captain Avenger, Pumaman, and SuperBob--and with budgets that wouldn’t cover the catering on your average Marvel or DC movie.

Rather than being ripped from the pages of comics, they’ve been created specifically for the big screen, with many designed to spoof or satirize the genre. Yet while the majority of these movies have been made with good intentions, they’ve rarely hit the mark. Some have developed a cult following in the intervening years, and others disappeared into obscurity. Either way, these are 10 superhero movies you've probably never heard of.

New Gotham Poster Gives First Look At Batman

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New Gotham Poster Gives First Look At Batman

There are only two episodes left until the end of Gotham, and the show is going out on a high note. In the series finale, Batman will finally make his way to the beleaguered city, thanks to a 10-year time jump. Why wait until then to see the Dark Knight, though?

Fox and Warner Bros. TV have released the first look at Gotham's Batman via a promotional poster that shows the Caped Crusader from behind. Sadly, we can't see his face just yet. But finally seeing that cowl on Gotham is exciting. It also gives us an interesting look at the details of this particular Batman costume.

We can't wait to see the Bat in all his glory in the final episode of Gotham. Meanwhile, there's still one more installment before that happens. A description of the April 18 episode reads, "As Bane enacts his final plan for Gotham's destruction, Gordon rallies his former enemies to save the city. Meanwhile, Nyssa al Ghul kidnaps Barbara's newborn daughter with ambitions to raise her as her own. Then, Bruce's decision to leave Gotham points him to his destiny, while devastating Selina."

Free Borderlands Update Bringing Improved Graphics To The Handsome Collection

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While series fans are eagerly anticipating Borderlands 3, those interested in playing some of the existing games will soon be treated to a better-looking experience. As part of its PAX East panel, Gearbox revealed that it's releasing improved texture packs for both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and expanding Borderlands 2 VR.

Specifically, these ultra HD texture packs are coming to Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel on PC, and the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (which consists of the two games) for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

There are some differences between how the texture packs work on consoles versus on PC. Console players get 4K and HDR support, along with remastered environment textures, characters, and vehicles, along with improved anti-aliasing and improved shadows. PC gets many of these same things, but there's no mention of HDR, though Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) has been improved. The full lists for the respective platforms follows below.

Free Borderlands 2, Pre-Sequel Update Brings Improved Graphics To The Handsome Collection

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Free Borderlands 2, Pre-Sequel Update Brings Improved Graphics To The Handsome Collection

While series fans are eagerly anticipating Borderlands 3, those interested in playing some of the existing games will soon be treated to a better-looking experience. As part of its PAX East panel, which was unfortunately plagued with technical issues, Gearbox revealed that it's releasing improved texture packs for both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and expanding Borderlands 2 VR.

Specifically, these ultra HD texture packs are coming to Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel on PC, and the Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (which consists of the two games) for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. You can see the improvements in the trailer and screenshots below.

There are some differences between how the texture packs work on consoles versus on PC. Console players get 4K and HDR support, along with remastered environment textures, characters, and vehicles, along with improved anti-aliasing and improved shadows. PC gets many of these same things, but there's no mention of HDR, though Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO) has been improved. The full lists for the respective platforms follows below.