Nintendo has announced the first in-game event for its new Switch fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The three-day event is scheduled to kick off this Friday, December 14, and will make certain Spirits appear more frequently in the game’s Spirit Board mode.
The event is dubbed “A Spectacle to Behold,” and it focuses on Spirits who are wearing glasses. Throughout the weekend, bespectacled game characters such as Jeff from EarthBound, Brittany from Pikmin 3, and others will be featured on the Spirit Board. You’ll also receive extra Gold if you manage to defeat them.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features more than 1,200 Spirits to unlock, making the upcoming event a good opportunity to add more to your collection. Nintendo says that there will be other new events in the game every week.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn’t the only Switch title holding an in-game event soon. The next Splatfest in Splatoon 2 is also set to take place this weekend. That event likewise kicks off on Friday, December 14, at 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET and will run for 24 hours. To celebrate the launch of Ultimate, this Splatfest is themed around Smash Bros.–specifically, it asks players if they’d rather side with Smash’s heroes or villains.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is available exclusively for Nintendo Switch. Everyone who purchases the game and registers it on My Nintendo by January 31 will receive Piranha Plant as a free DLC fighter. Nintendo will also release five other DLC characters for the game throughout the year, one of which we recently learned is Joker from Persona 5.
Happy new year! Well, we’re still a few weeks away from 2019 arriving, but Netflix has already revealed what is coming and leaving the service in January. There are plenty of movies and Netflix originals coming to the streaming service you’ll want to watch.
The most releases from Netflix comes on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1. The Netflix original A Series of Unfortunate Events drops its final season. Pulp Fiction lands on the service that day, and so does does The Dark Knight. However, the best thing about January 1 is that every Indiana Jones movie lands on Netflix. Watch Dr. Jones run from a giant boulder, ride in a mine cart, drink from a really old cup, and… see an alien.
Later in the month, on January 29, Ant-Man and the Wasp heads to Netflix, which was one of the most fun movies of 2018. Then, one day later, Incredibles 2 arrives. If that’s not enough superhero awesomeness for you, don’t worry. Season 2 of Punisher arrives sometime during the month, and more than likely, it will be cancelled right afterwards, as Netflix has been parting ways with all the Marvel series recently.
However, there are plenty of movies leaving the service you’ll want to check out before they are gone forever. On January 1, all the Godfather and Sharknado movies will be gone. And Rogue One: A Star Wars Story leaves on January 18. If you need a Star Wars fix though, Solo arrives on January 9, so it seems like there will always be something from the Star Wars universe available on the service, at least until Disney+ launches in 2019.
Check out the complete list of everything headed to Netflix–and leaving–in January. If you’re interested in what’s still headed your way soon, check out what’s coming in December.
Everything coming to Netflix in January 2019
- A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Across the Universe
- Black Hawk Down
- City of God
- COMEDIANS of the world– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Definitely, Maybe
- Happy Feet
- Hell or High Water
- I Know What You Did Last Summer
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- It Takes Two
- Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
- Jersey Boys
- Mona Lisa Smile
- Mr. Bean’s Holiday
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Pinky Malinky– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Pulp Fiction
- Tears of the Sun
- The Addams Family
- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
- The Dark Knight
- The Departed
- The Mummy
- The Mummy Returns
- The Strangers
- Tidying Up with Marie Kondo– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- XXX: State of the Union
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- And Breathe Normally– NETFLIX FILM
- Call My Agent!: Season 3– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- El Potro: Unstoppable– NETFLIX FILM
- Lionheart– NETFLIX FILM
- GODZILLA The Planet Eater– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Solo: A Star Wars Story
- When Heroes Fly– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Friends from College: Season 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- ReMastered: Massacre at the Stadium– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Sex Education– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Solo– NETFLIX FILM
- The Last Laugh– NETFLIX FILM
- Revenger– NETFLIX FILM
- Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace
- Carmen Sandiego– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Close– NETFLIX FILM
- FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- GIRL– NETFLIX FILM
- Grace and Frankie: Season 5– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- IO– NETFLIX FILM
- Soni– NETFLIX FILM
- The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part B– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Trigger Warning with Killer Mike– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 5– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Justice– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
- Animas– NETFLIX FILM
- Black Earth Rising– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Club de Cuervos: Season 4– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Kingdom– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Medici: The Magnificent– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Polar– NETFLIX FILM
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 Part 2– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All– NETFLIX ORIGINAL
- Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and the Wasp
- Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles 2
Leaving Netflix in January
- Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
- Blade II
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula
- Finding Neverland
- Friday Night Lights
- How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
- I Am Ali
- Interview with the Vampire
- Into the Wild
- Journey to the Center of the Earth
- Kung Fu Panda
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Fifteenth Year
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Seventeenth Year
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: The Sixteenth Year
- Like Water for Chocolate
- Love Actually
- Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
- Marie Antoinette
- Meet the Fockers
- Meet the Parents
- Million Dollar Baby
- Monsters vs. Aliens
- Mortal Kombat
- Sharknado 2: The Second One
- Sharknado 3
- Sharknado 5
- Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
- The 6th Day
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- The Godfather: Part III
- The Green Mile
- The Iron Giant
- The Princess Diaries
- The Queen of the Damned
- The Reaping
- The Shining
- Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
If you thought your chances to save money on video games ended with Black Friday, you’re mistaken. GameStop has unveiled its Game Days sale, which runs between now and December 25. This sale finds huge discounts on a massive list of PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch games. That’s good news for anyone still needing to buy holiday gifts or anyone looking for something new to play themselves. Let’s see take a peek at the week’s best deals.
If you’ve been wanting to check out some of the biggest shooters that launched in recent months, you’re in luck. You can grab Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 or Fallout 76 for $40 each. For those who find the stealthy approach more appealing, Hitman 2 is on sale for the same price. For larger-scale confrontations with tanks and fighter planes thrown in the mix, pick up Battlefield V for just $30.
A starter pack for the toys-to-life game Starlink: Battle for Atlas normally retails for $75, but it’s on sale on all platforms right now for $40. Each copy of the game comes with a ship, pilot, and weapons, plus a mount that lets you attach the whole thing to your controller. The Switch version also includes the in-game exclusives Fox McCloud and Arwing.
Ever since it launched last month, we’ve been raving about Tetris Effect, a PS4 (and PSVR-compatible) game with incredible visuals and audio that combine to make it much more than “just Tetris.” It’s on sale for half off at $20; you can read our Tetris Effect review for details. PlayStation VR owners can also grab one of the year’s best games, the Mario-like platformer Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, also for $20.
That just scratches the surface of the Game Days sale. You’ll find a lot more discounted titles in the list below, or you can check out the full set of deals at GameStop.
Welcome back to GameSpot’s weekly PC-focused original show, Steam Punks! With just a few weeks to go in the year, In this latest episode, Edmond and Jess talk about the games they’re excited about in 2019.
Jess kicks things off by talking about Draugen, the next game from Dreamfall developer Red Thread Games. The intriguing-sounding first-person psychological game that brings you to 1920s Norway.
One of Edmond’s most anticipated PC games of 2019 is In The Valley of Gods. Developer Campo Santo’s follow-up to the acclaimed Firewatch, In The Valley of Gods sees you traveling to Egypt in the 1920s as well.
Also in the video, Jess talks about how she’s excited for Ubisoft’s The Division 2 and what she hopes the sequel will improve upon, while Edmond explains why he’s excited about the tactical strategy game Phoenix Point from the original creator of XCOM, Julian Gollop.
Finally, Edmond and Jess respond to your comments from last week’s video about their favourite PC games of 2018. Be sure to watch the full episode in the video above.
HBO’s acclaimed cop anthology show, True Detective, is set to return for a third season in January, and a new trailer has been released. This season is clearly aiming to recapture the dark, moody rural atmosphere of 2014’s Season 1, following a disappointing Season 2. The new trailer even uses the tagline: “The original series returns.”
The trailer focuses on main character Wayne Hays, a cop played by Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Luke Cage, House of Cards), who investigated the disappearance of two kids in the Ozarks many years ago and is still haunted by the case. The show is set across several decades, with Ali appearing as both an older man and a much younger officer. Check it out above.
True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto has written the entire season, with Deadwood creator David Milch lending a hand. The cast also includes Stephen Dorff (Blade), Ray Fisher (Justice League), Carmen Ejogo (Alien: Covenant), and Scoot McNairy (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Hold the Dark and Green Room director Jeremy Saulnier helms the first two episodes. It premieres on January 13, 2019–check out the previous trailer here.
In a recent interview with Indiewire, Pizzolatto spoke about the striking setting for Season 3 and explained that the surroundings were vital to the season’s story. “The mystery of the deep woods,” he said. “The fog over the mountains. The rivers. The water. The sense of scale when you get out to some of this nature. Also, what the buildings say about the lives behind them. I feel like people will see it as an extension of character, something that embodies characters’ emotional journeys while influencing those journeys.”
“Sometimes we found things that seem to come straight out of the imagination, like this particular house that I don’t want to go into it too much because of spoilers, but once we found it we couldn’t believe it existed. It was almost exactly what I had written, and it needed to be very specific.”
We’re giving away free PC codes for Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Battle Edition to thirty (30) lucky fans! Scroll down to enter.
This is not an instant win. No purchase necessary. Competition ends at 12:00 PM PT on December 19, 2018, in which 30 winners will be chosen at random and emailed a code for the full game (MSRP: $30).