Pre-Order Deals For Prime Day: FF7 Remake, Cyberpunk 2077, And More

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There have been a lot of deals to keep track of now that Amazon Prime Day 2019 is underway, and we're already seeing a number of changes in their pricing to keep up with some competitors like Target and Walmart. While the majority of these deals are for games and hardware that have already been released, such as Resident Evil 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, and some Switch bundles, Amazon has also put some yet to be released games at a discount as well. Along with Final Fantasy VII Remake, Prime Day also has other games like Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, and other upcoming games at a discount.

So far, Prime Day has offered a lot of interesting deals across all platforms. There's a whole lot to cover and we've pulled together a solid batch of games for our roundup and another from CNET focusing on some interesting tech. One game, in particular, releasing soon is Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which will launch on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Another game of note is Marvel's Avengers. Though it's still a long time out from its May 2020 release, we can expect to hear more from the game this week from San Diego Comic Con. So with that, here's a roundup of upcoming releases for late 2019 and early 2020 already seeing discounts for Prime Day.

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Midsommar's Immensely Satisfying Ending Explained

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Midsommar's Immensely Satisfying Ending Explained

Throughout writer and director Ari Aster's Midsommar, the group of friends that includes Dani (Florence Pugh), Christian (Jack Reynor), Josh (William Jackson Harper), and Mark (Will Poulter) experience strange and ever more sinister rituals during the Midsommar festival of a remote Swedish village to which they've been lured by their good buddy Pelle (Vilhelm Blomgren).

This is your final spoiler warning: If you haven't seen Midsommar yet, come back when you have.

Dani and Christian's friends drop like flies--first their new acquaintances from London, then Mark, who's seduced by a village girl and apparently has his face skinned off, and finally Josh, who gets smacked in the noggin while snooping around the village's scriptures. Eventually, the two protagonists are the only ones left standing, much like Dani at the end of the dance-off that sees her crowned May Queen.

The Midsommar Deleted Scene Director Ari Aster Hated To Cut

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The Midsommar Deleted Scene Director Ari Aster Hated To Cut

Every film loses moments here and there to the cutting room floor, as demonstrated by the deleted scenes ubiquitous on DVD and Blu-ray releases. Sometimes, those scenes are especially difficult to cut, as was the case for a particular moment in writer and director Ari Aster's latest horror movie, Midsommar, which has now arrived in theaters amid very positive reviews.

Warning: There are Midsommar spoilers below. If you haven't watched the movie, come back after you have.

Midsommar follows a group of friends that includes Dani (Florence Pugh) and Christian (Jack Reynor), a couple who would have broken up long before the group's trip to a remote village in Sweden, if not for the tragedy that struck Dani's family. Christian winds up feeling obligated to stay with Dani, despite being pretty well fed up with her--and although he may be trying to do the right thing by not ending it, he's not actually doing her any favors. Their relationship spirals throughout the Midsommar festival, although it never really comes to a head until the end of the movie, when Dani chooses a new family in a spectacularly f***ed up, but very satisfying, way.

Spider-Man: Far From Home's Most Surprising Cameo Explained

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Spider-Man: Far From Home's Most Surprising Cameo Explained

If you stuck through the Spider-Man: Far From Home ending credits (and we hope you did--Endgame may have broken the tradition of post-credits scenes in the MCU, but Far From Home has brought it back with a vengeance) you will have seen one very familiar and very surprising face--and, if you didn't? Turn back now. Because we're about to talk about one of the most surprising returns in superhero movie history.

Major Spider-Man: Far From Home spoilers from here on out!

During the mid-credits scene, we see Peter Parker back home in New York City, happily Spider-Manning around with MJ, until a special broadcast cuts into the Times Square jumbotron. A news outlet called The Daily Bugle has received a special report--a video taken by Mysterio--and the one and only J. Jonah Jameson is here to report.

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Nintendo Switch Review - Less Lively

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Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Nintendo Switch Review - Less Lively

On PS4 and PC, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a lovely homage to classic Castlevania with a collection of smart quality-of-life improvements and impeccable craftsmanship. Koji Igarashi has been hailed as a visionary who helped define the “Metroidvania” genre, and his return to it is worth celebrating. Unfortunately, the Nintendo Switch version of Bloodstained suffers from significant technical problems, and it's difficult to recommend over other platforms.

Symphony of the Night may be the most famous of Igarashi’s works, but the series of micro-sized follow-ups he produced on the Game Boy Advance showed portability was a boon to its newfound RPG-like mechanics. Games like Harmony of Dissonance squeezed much of what was wonderful about those games into a form factor that allowed picking up and playing wherever you might go. Bloodstained appeared primed to offer this again for a modern age, with one contiguous experience between the console and portable forms. However, the Nintendo Switch version of Bloodstained struggles to deliver an experience on par with other platforms.

High-Speed Racing Game Wreckfest Gets PS4/Xbox One Release Date

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Bugbear Entertainment's Wreckfest, which first launched on PC in June 2018 to favorable reviews, is making its way to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on August 27, publisher THQ Nordic announced. The high-speed demolition racing game will come in standard and deluxe editions and includes a Bandit Ripper V8 racer for those who pre-order digitally or physically.

Cashing out for the deluxe edition grants one-day-early access to the game and the Season Pass, which includes 20 new cars, 20 special roof decorations, and extra customization options like armor, rims, and more. This additional content will roll out periodically after release, alongside more free content updates. The standard edition retails for $40 USD / $57 AUD / £32 GBP, while the digital deluxe edition sets you back $60 USD / $85 AUD / £48 GBP.

Check out the announcement trailer below.

Spider-Man: Far From Home - The Nick Fury Toast Theory (And Why It's Wrong) Explained

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Spider-Man: Far From Home closes this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and plants some seeds for narrative threads that will presumably start to take root in Phase 4. But they also raise some questions, and we have answers. Spoilers follow.

In one of the post-credits scenes, we learn that Nick Fury and his right-hand Maria Hill have been Skrulls in disguise. Many fans immediately wondered: wait, exactly how long has Nick Fury been a Skrull?

The particular Skrull in question is Talos, who has been on good terms with Fury since the 1990s when they met through Captain Marvel. So when did the body switch happen? Some fans have theorized that the key is toast. Yes, as in toasted bread. In Captain Marvel, Fury reveals that he can't eat toast that has been cut diagonally. But fans noticed that he did that exact thing in Avengers: Age of Ultron, which has led some fans to conclude that he was already a Skrull in disguise at that point.