Final Fantasy 15's Limited-Time Carnival Event Shown Off In New Trailer

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Final Fantasy XV's Moogle Chocobo Carnival event is days away from kicking off. We now have a better idea of what to expect, thanks to a new trailer.

The carnival launches as part of a recently unveiled update that adds the ability to take your own photographs outside of battle (something that's briefly shown in the video), a photo frame, and a costume for Noctis.

But it's the carnival itself that is the main attraction. The limited-time event kicks off in North America on January 23 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. It decorates Altissia and introduces new food, Noctis outfits, and side quests. There's also fishing, chocobo racing, and at least one carnival game to take part in, a sort of shooting gallery. Square Enix didn't say how long it will run for.

Lost Producer Weighs In On Chance Of A Reboot

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This post contains spoilers about Lost

Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof has weighed in on the possibility of a reboot or revival. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Lindelof said if there is to be a revival of the much-loved sci-fi show, it would need to have new characters or be set in a different timeline.

"Those characters not only died, but we showed you their experience post-death," he said. "Any new take on Lost will probably have to feature new characters, as it should."

New PSN Flash Sale Sells Games For Under $5

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New PSN Flash Sale Sells Games For Under $5

A new flash sale has begun on the PlayStation Store, and this one focuses exclusively on deals that cost no more than $5.

There are games for PS4, PS3, Vita, and PSP included in the sale. PS4 has the widest selection, with $5 nabbing you Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, Bastion, Journey, Nidhogg, Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition, Knack, or Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, among others. Drop down to $4 and you can pick up Goat Simulator, Psychonauts, or Risk of Rain.

You'll also find a few PS2-on-PS4 games on sale; if spending $10-$15 on slightly updated PS2 games feels like too much ordinarily, you can now pick up Rogue Galaxy for $5 or Star Wars: Bounty Hunter for $4.

The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon Actor On His Character In S7 -- "He's Ready To Go Kill Everybody"

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The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon Actor On His Character In S7 --

AMC's The Walking Dead returns next month for the second half of Season 7. Now, Daryl Dixon actor Norman Reedus has shared some insight into what viewers can expect from his character.

In short, he's mad and on a warpath. "He wants revenge," Reedus told Entertainment Weekly, referencing what happened to his character in the first half of Season 7. "He's ready to fight. When he goes back in that last episode and hands Rick back his stuff, it was like, 'Let's go! Let's go beat this guy up. Let's go take what's ours and fight this monster.' So, you know, he's in kill mode."

Reedus added that his character took Negan's violent actions in the Season 7 premiere personally. "Now he's ready to get revenge," Reedus said about Dixon. "He's ready to go kill everybody."

Call of Duty Was the Top-Selling Console Franchise, Again, in 2016

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Call of Duty Was the Top-Selling Console Franchise, Again, in 2016

With 2016 concluded, we're beginning to get details on sales data for the full year. Following new NPD and ESA reports, Activision has now proclaimed that Call of Duty was the top-grossing console franchise in the world last year.

Specifically, Activision described Call of Duty as the "top-selling console video game franchise globally for 2016 based on revenue." It notes this is the eighth year in a row that's been the case in the US, and the seventh time in the last eight years that it's been true worldwide.

It's worth pointing out the specificity of its language: This definition doesn't have it competing with super-successful PC or mobile games, and it's talking in terms of revenue. That leaves the door open for another series to have come out on top in terms of unit sales.

Epic Games CEO Getting Lifetime Achievement Award

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Game Developers Conference organizers announced today that Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney will receive a Lifetime Achievement award at its upcoming awards show.

An industry veteran, Sweeney is perhaps best known for his work on the Unreal Engine and the creation of the game ZZT. As CEO of Epic Games, he oversaw Gears of War before the studio sold it to Microsoft. The Unreal game series was one of Epic's early hits. Sweeney is also a philanthropist, recently donating $15 million for wildlife conversation efforts in his home state of North Carolina, which is where Epic Games is based.

Sweeney founded Epic MegaGames in 1991, with ZZT being its first release. The studio later changed names and became simply Epic Games. The Unreal Engine is one of the most widely used in all of gaming; some franchises that leverage it include BioShock, Assassin's Creed, and Batman: Arkham.

House of Cards Season 5 Premiere Date Announced With Eerie Teaser

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Netflix's political drama House of Cards returns for its long-awaited fifth season on May 30, the streaming network announced today.

The date was confirmed in an foreboding video in which children recite the Pledge of Allegiance as an upside-down American flag waves over a dark scene in front of the Capitol. On Twitter, Netflix wrote in the video's caption, "We make the terror." That's a reference to a line that Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) delivered in the Season 4 finale. Check out the new teaser video below.

House of Cards, which debuted in 2013 and also stars Robin Wright, represented Netflix's first stab at original programming. Netflix has since invested heavily in the area of original shows with programs like Orange Is the New Black, Bloodline, Stranger Things, and Narcos, among others.

Awesome 90s-Style Roguelike Shooter Strafe Finally Dated on PC

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Awesome 90s-Style Roguelike Shooter Strafe Finally Dated on PC

Strafe, the Quake-like shooter with elements of a roguelike, launches this spring.

It's due out for PC on March 28, developer Pixel Titans and publisher Devolver Digital announced today. The news was shared in the video below, which doesn't feature any proper gameplay but does show off the game's persistent gore feature.

As you shoot your way through randomly generated levels, blood splatters everywhere and stays there--it doesn't fade away for the remainder of your run (you start over from scratch when you die). When I played the game at E3 last year, I found it to be a useful way of keeping track of where you've been as you explore.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Director on How Star's Pregnancy Helped Improve the Movie

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The next Resident Evil movie, The Final Chapter, is going to be the best one in the series, according to director Paul W.S. Anderson. He said in a new interview that delaying the movie nine months to accommodate series star Milla Jovovich's pregnancy benefited the film because it gave him extra time to refine his vision for it.

"That extra nine months to work on a film that was already set, I think just massively improved it," Anderson told Collider. "For me, this is the best movie in the franchise. And I think it's certainly on par with the first film, which I feel was always the best in the franchise. There would be no franchise if it wasn't for the first film."

Reflecting on the origins of the Resident Evil movie series, Anderson said the first film, which came out in 2002, faced an uphill battle. However, without the weight of expectation--in regards to deadlines specifically--Anderson was able to make the movie he wanted.