Fallout 76 Update's Survival Mode Makes PvP Much More Intense

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Bethesda has rolled out the second big update of Fallout 76's Wild Appalachia expansion. Patch 7.5 is now live across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, bringing the long-awaited Survival PvP mode--along with some other gameplay changes--to the online RPG.

As previously detailed, Survival is a more competitive PvP experience, removing all the restrictions that typically govern PvP encounters in Fallout 76. Now when you boot up the game, you'll be presented with the option to dive into either it or Adventure mode (the standard Fallout 76 experience). Regardless of which you choose, the story and content will remain the same, and your progress will carry over between modes, but the stakes in Survival will be much higher.

In particular, PvP encounters have a lot more on the line in Survival mode. You'll be able to attack other players freely, and you'll earn twice as many Caps for killing someone else as you would in Adventure. If you're on the receiving end, however, you'll drop all of your junk and a random assortment of the aid items you were carrying. Bethesda has also removed the "Seek Revenge" respawn option, although you will be able to spend your Caps to place a bounty on your killer, which will make them appear as "wanted" to other players.

All Of The Best PS4 Game Deals Available On PSN This Week

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If you're excited about the new upcoming games and updates announced yesterday during Sony's State of Play livestream, we feel you; luckily, the PlayStation Store has a ton of great deals available to keep you busy in the meantime. The Great Indoors Sale went live on March 15 and features huge discounts on critically acclaimed games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Bloodborne, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, as well as literally hundreds of other titles. And if you're a PS Plus member, the discounts will be even greater. The Great Indoors Sale comes to an end this Friday, March 29 at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET, so be sure to pick up anything you've been eyeing before then.

It's also a special week for Elder Scrolls fans--the series is celebrating its 25th anniversary since the release of its first title, Arena, in 1994. Bethesda is honoring the date with major discounts on Elder Scrolls games this week, and both the Xbox Store and PlayStation Store are participating. In PSN, the offerings include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Special Edition ($24) and its VR version ($39), along with The Elder Scrolls Online ($10) and two DLC options: the Summerset Upgrade ($12) and Summerset Collector's Edition Upgrade ($21). And FYI, you can also download The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind for free on PC this week through Sunday, March 31.

NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard: Match Card, Date, Location, And How To Watch

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Next week, wrestling promotions from around the world will be hosting events in New York City. Of course, the most notable of shows is Wrestlemania, but outside of WWE, there are around 30 wrestling events you can stream from the comfort of your own home, if you can't attend. And the biggest of these other Mania week events is the G1 Supercard featuring stars from New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor.

On Saturday, April 6, Madison Square Garden in New York City will host this historic event. It all kicks off at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT on PPV and the ROH and Fite TV apps. HonorClub members can stream the event for free at ROHHonorClub.com. The PPV will cost $40 or a subscription to HonorClub will run you $10 a month.

G1 Supercard is a completely stacked card. As of this writing, there are 11 matches set for the event, featuring multiple championship matches, a few of which are ROH champion vs. NJPW champion bouts. One of the biggest matches on the card is Bullet Club leader and IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White taking on Kazuchika Okada for the title. Additionally, there is a triple threat ladder match for the ROH World Championship featuring Jay Lethal, Matt Taven, and Marty Scurll. If you follow either of these wrestling promotions, then you know this card is insane in the best way possible.

PS4 Full Game Downloads Being Pulled From Retailers, Sony Confirms

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Sony has confirmed that it will cease selling game digital download codes through brick-and-mortar retailers. The new policy will go into effect on April 1, but you'll still be able to purchase digital games without putting your credit card info into Sony's PlayStation Network storefront.

"We can confirm that as of April 1, 2019, Sony Interactive Entertainment will no longer offer full games through SIE's Global Digital at Retail program," a PlayStation spokesperson told The Verge. "This decision was made in order to continue to align key businesses globally. To support full games and premium editions, SIE will introduce increased denominations at select retailers. DLC, add-ons, virtual currency, and season passes will still be available."

You can still purchase digital currency through retailers, as well as add-ons to other games, but not download codes for the games themselves. The company has not detailed what new denominations of currency will be available, or where. Still, this will make it more difficult to gift digital game purchases to friends, since that option does not currently exist on PlayStation Network.

Streets of Rage 4 Gets Flashy New Gameplay Trailer

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Six months ago, developers Guard Crush Games (Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap) and Lizardcube (Streets of Fury) announced the latest instalment in Sega's classic arcade beat-em-up series, Streets of Rage 4. Information about the title has been scarce since the reveal trailer, however.Though no release date has been confirmed as of yet, the developers have released a new trailer showing off some intense, visually stunning gameplay.

The trailer, which you can watch below, features some very 80s style drums and synth patterns, accompanied by hand-drawn visuals as Axel Stone and Blaze Fielding walk up and down city streets beating up whoever's in their way. The game looks smooth and distinct, with richly saturated colors and smooth animations. Throughout the trailer, both Axel and Blaze juggle opponents in the air and to each other like tennis players, showcasing just how cooperative SOR4 will be. It's short, lasting only 40-seconds long, but it's a tantalizing look at the game.

Our own Alessandro Fillari came away impressed during his hands-on time with the game back at PAX West 2018. In his write-up, he said that "the game reflects its predecessors' history and legacy." He went on to state that the gameplay feels familiar, with the developers citing Streets of Rage II and Streets of Rage 3 as being starting points.

New Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Game Out Now

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Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has announced Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 is an Xbox One backwards compatibility title. You can now play the 2007 Xbox 360 game on Xbox One, whether you own the physical or digital version of the game.

You don't have to buy the game if you subscribe to Xbox Live Gold either. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 has been announced as one of the four titles offered through Games With Gold in April 2019. So with Xbox Live Gold, you'll be able to download Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 for free April 16 - 30.

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Sekiro: How To Turn On Hard Mode

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Sekiro: How To Turn On Hard Mode

Like From Software's Dark Souls series and Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is already a pretty difficult game. Unlike From's previous titles, though, there are particular ways to make the experience even tougher. It's not quite as easy as going into a menu and switching the game from Normal difficulty to Hard, but if you know where to find it, there is a Hard mode--and even tougher challenges beyond that, once you've finished the game.

The Hard mode of Sekiro is actually an inventory item you can find in a very specific place along your journey. You'll find it on the road to Senpou Temple, near the Sculptor's Idol for the Shugendo region on Mount Kongo.

As you climb the mountain and reach the wooden bridge at the top, you should see a shrine with an iron bell off to the left. From here, head toward the rocky outcropping beside the bridge, and look along the left side for a spot where you can drop down, near a tree stump grapple point. Drop as far down as you can go and look along the cliff's edge for a wooden walkway you can jump over to. Follow the walkway around until you reach its end and look across and down at the cliff wall ahead. You should see a portion of the wall you can catch and ledge-hang from, but you'll need to leap across the gap to reach it. Catch the ledge and climb up to reach the bell shrine above.

X-Men Spin-Off New Mutants Star Has No Idea When It Will Be Released

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While the upcoming X-men movie Dark Phoenix has had its release date moved back a couple of times, we do at least know that it will be hitting theaters this summer. The same can't be said for The New Mutants, the horror-themed X-Men spin-off that was shot two years ago and has been subjected to various delays ever since. Now star Maisie Williams has expressed her frustration with the situation.

In an interview with Rolling Stone to promote the upcoming final season of Game of Thrones, Williams was asked about the status of The New Mutants. "Who knows when the f*** that's gonna come out," she said. "Hopefully this interview will make everyone hurry up a little bit."

Williams explained that reshoots planned to "make it scarier" hadn't taken place yet, even though the movie currently has an August 2 release date. In addition, she stated that she recently saw co-star Charlie Heaton and asked him, "What the f*** is going on with this movie?" Unfortunately, Heaton didn't know either.

Jordan Peele's Us: 21 Clues You Missed That Hinted At The Ending

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Jordan Peele's Us: 21 Clues You Missed That Hinted At The Ending

Us spoilers ahead!

Jordan Peele hit a nerve in his "written and directed by" debut, Get Out. It was both critically and commercially successful; it netted Peele an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. And Peele's newest film, Us, continues his record of success. It's a provoking, sprawling work, filled with callbacks and clever little touches. Comedy was Peele's original genre of choice, and the same instincts that create his comedy are applicable to his horror.

Best of all, Us wraps with a game-changing plot twist that Peele telegraphs, in ways both explicit and subtle, throughout the film's running time. You may have seen it coming, but in some ways that makes it a good twist--it's easy to pull the rug out from the audience, but don't confuse mere surprise with actual narrative subversion. It takes crafting and forethought to misdirect the audience along the wrong path for an entire movie, reveal the correct path, and make it equally viable.

The clues were there all along; you just weren't looking for them. Here is every hint and little detail we've found in Jordan Peele's Us, that gave the entire film its unity and sense of purpose. And if you have questions about the meanings behind the film, check out our explainer gallery and our analysis of the ending.

EA Lays Off 350 People, Citing The "Changing World"

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Despite the gaming industry's growth, we've seen numerous companies lay off employees of late, including significant ones at Activision Blizzard. Electronic Arts is the next company to confirm layoffs of its own, announcing today that about 350 people are losing their jobs.

EA CEO Andrew Wilson delivered the news via the company's official website. "Today we took some important steps as a company to address our challenges and prepare for the opportunities ahead," Wilson said. Of the company's roughly 9,000 employees, 350 people across the company's marketing, publishing, and operations teams will lose their jobs. This also includes operations in Japan and Russia, where the company is "ramping down our current presence [to] focus on different ways to serve our players in those markets."

You can read his full statement below: