Report Says Apple To Reveal New Gaming Service Soon, But It's Different

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One of the big announcements that Apple could make during its reveal event on Monday is a new video game service. According to Bloomberg, Apple is creating a "premium games subscription" service for the App Store. Unlike the recently announced Google Stadia, or PlayStation Now and Microsoft's xCloud, Apple's service is not cloud-based.

Instead, it will focus on iPhones and iPads and bundle together paid games from different developers that consumers can access for a monthly fee," Bloomberg reported.

One source said Apple will pay developers based on how much time users spend playing their title. The report goes on to claim that the service would only feature paid games, not free-to-play titles. The report also says the service may not be announced on Monday, but instead during its developer conference in June. That timing would be intriguing, as it's just before E3.

Shazam Review: The Best DC Movie To Date

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Shazam Review: The Best DC Movie To Date

Shazam isn't the first DCEU movie that's enjoyable, but it's arguably the first one that's truly good. I recognize in retrospect that my positive take on 2017's Justice League put me in the minority, but even if you don't count that big team-up, the DC film universe has been steadily rising in quality, from the decent Wonder Woman to the goofy, fun Aquaman. Director David Sandberg's Shazam is the first movie in this shared cinematic universe with which I honestly have no major gripes--it's just a good movie, whether or not you're a fan of DC's often gritty, dark films, or have any idea who or what Shazam is. Shazam is a movie for everybody, and it's great.

Shazam Review: The Best DC Movie Yet

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Shazam Review: The Best DC Movie Yet

Shazam isn't the first DCEU movie that's enjoyable, but it's arguably the first one that's truly good. I recognize in retrospect that my positive take on 2017's Justice League put me in the minority, but even if you don't count that big team-up, the DC film universe has been steadily rising in quality, from the decent Wonder Woman to the goofy, fun Aquaman. Director David Sandberg's Shazam is the first movie in this shared cinematic universe with which I honestly have no major gripes--it's just a good movie, whether or not you're a fan of DC's often gritty, dark films, or have any idea who or what Shazam is. Shazam is a movie for everybody, and it's great.

14 Fascinating Games That Shouldn't Be Overlooked

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14 Fascinating Games That Shouldn't Be Overlooked

If you think Google Stadia was the only important thing at GDC 2019, have we got some surprises for you.

There's never a shortage of interesting games at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, but with the big announcement of Google's game streaming service, Stadia, it was all too easy to get drawn into conversations about the future of gaming at this year's show. As in year's past, we've gathered up a selection of our favorite games from GDC and compiled them into a handy guide so that you don't miss out on some of the best-looking, creative, and innovative games on the horizon.

If you'd like to hear from the developers behind some of the games on this list, be sure to revisit our livestream in partnership with the Indie MIX, where we played games live and got to the bottom of their conception and ongoing creation. And to catch up on everything related to GDC, including our impressions of playing with Google Stadia, head over to our GDC 2019 hub for every bit of news and video that came out of the show.

Now, for the good stuff: a bunch of exciting games coming soon to PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One in 2019 and beyond.

Persona 5 The Royal Announced For PS4, Trailer Teases New Character

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Following the special episode "The Stars And Ours" for Persona 5: The Animation, Atlus revealed just a tiny bit more of the mysterious game Persona 5R. A trailer, which you can watch below, confirmed that the PS4 title is actually called Persona 5 The Royale.

While further details on what the game is weren’t provided, Atlus has teased that more will be revealed on April 24. Based on previous Persona releases, and the trailer, we suspect Persona 5 The Royale will be a kind of Game of the Year edition that features some additional content.

The trailer for Persona 5 The Royale is focused on a new female character who doesn’t seem to approve of what the Phantom Thieves are doing. There’s a good chance she’ll be the focus of the new content. Atlus likes to throw in something new for its re-releases and, as previously seen with Persona 3 FES and Persona 4 Golden, it’s usually quite a substantial amount of content.

Sea Of Thieves Is Adding Fishing In Huge Update Coming Next Month

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Microsoft's Xbox One and PC pirate game Sea of Thieves has a big update coming up soon, and it's set to deliver a number of fan-requested features--one of which is fishing. The "Anniversary Update" arrives on April 30, which is about 13 months after the game launched in March 2019.

Despite being very much connected to and associated with all manner of water-based fishing activities, Sea of Thieves didn't have a fishing mode--until now. Coming April 30, players will not only be able to cast a line and reel in a big fish, but players will also be able to cook their catch.

Executive producer Joe Neate from Rare joked that the developer will remove fishing from Sea of Thieves if people don't live up to their word and fish their hearts out.

Final Fantasy XIV Online Shadowbringers: New Race, Job, Raid, Trailer, Screens, And More Revealed At Fan Fest

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Final Fantasy XIV Online Shadowbringers: New Race, Job, Raid, Trailer, Screens, And More Revealed At Fan Fest

The 2019 Final Fantasy Fan Fest in Tokyo began today with a keynote address from game director Naoki Yoshida, and the 90-minute briefing was packed with news and insight on the new Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV coming out later this year. Perhaps the biggest news was the announcement of a new Job. The new Job is Dancer.

As the name suggests, Dancer uses dance moves, in a way, to combat their enemies. Performing dances executes certain abilities, while some specific dances buff nearby party members.

Dancer is a ranged DPS Job, and its main arm is used for throwing weapons. It has no associated class, according to Square Enix, and you'll be able to start using Dancer at level 60.