DOOM Eternal Doesn’t Waste Your Time

Is there still a place in gaming for big dumb awesome adrenaline-fueled blood-frenzied action in a world full of open world games with thousands of activities peppered all over the map? The developers of DOOM Eternal seem to think so, and from what we’ve seen, we tend to agree. DOOM Eternal is a game that knows what it is and doesn’t waste your time. Is that something we’ve been missing in recent years? Why is that? Your pals Ryan and Jeremy are here to talk about exactly that, about the ever-evolving relationship between action games and RPGs, about tonal consistency in media and about the cathartic joy of masterful execution of first-person action.

Meanwhile, our month of exclusive DOOM Eternal IGN First coverage kicks off on Monday at 9am PT/12pm ET, where we’ll show you the first 10 minutes of the game. Stay tuned!

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DOOM Eternal will be released on March 20 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. A Nintendo Switch version will be released later in 2020. Learn more about the various editions available for pre-order.

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Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and has read all four DOOM novels, which are more fun than you might expect. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Only Lets You Have One Island Per Switch Console

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on Nintendo Switch in only a few weeks, and for the first time in the series, up to eight players will be able to live together on the same island. However, if other players who share your system would like to have their own island, it appears they’ll be out of luck.

As AC Pocket News has spotted, Nintendo of Australia’s website notes that only one Animal Crossing: New Horizons island can be exist per Nintendo Switch console, even if you have multiple copies of the game. That means in order for another player who shares your system to create their own island, they’ll need to have their own Switch and game. The disclaimer reads:

“Up to 8 players with registered accounts on a Nintendo Switch console can live on one shared island, and up to four residents of one island can play simultaneously on one console. Please note: only one island can exist per Nintendo Switch console, irrespective of the number of user accounts registered to or copies of the game used on one console. One Nintendo Switch and one copy of the game is required for each unique island.”

In other Animal Crossing news, Nintendo recently announced an Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch, which launches on March 13 and includes pastel green and blue Joy-Cons as well as a white dock featuring an image of the Nooks on an island. The dock and Joy-Cons will also be sold separately through Nintendo’s store in Japan, but it’s unclear if they’ll be available to purchase individually in the West.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches on March 20. A handful of pre-order bonuses have been announced for the game at different retailers; you can see what they all are in our New Horizons pre-order guide. For more on the title, check out our roundup of everything we know about New Horizons.

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Wasteland Remastered Coming to Xbox and PC

A remastered version of 1988’s Wasteland is coming to Xbox One and PC later this month, publisher inXile Entertainment confirmed via a YouTube launch trailer on Thursday.

According to developers inXile Entertainment and Krome Studios, the remastered version retains the heart of the original 1988 Wasteland while bringing overhauled graphics, bug fixes, updated sound, and an expanded score to the game.

The original Wasteland is commonly considered to be an influential RPG, with some even calling it a spiritual predecessor to the Fallout series.

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Wasteland Remastered will put the player in the capable shoes of a Desert Ranger: The lawmen tasked with protecting humanity after a nuclear war has devastated the world in the year 2087.

Wasteland Remastered is coming February 25 and is available now for pre-order. It will be available via Xbox Game Pass.

Developer inXile Entertainment is currently working on Wasteland 3, anticipated for release in the spring of this year.

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Fast & Furious 9: Trailer Reactions To Han’s Return

The trailer for Fast & Furious 9 has arrived. Officially titled “F9,” the new video is bonkers. It features John Cena play Dominic Toretto’s brother, a car swinging like Tarzan from a rope, and the return of a fan-favorite character who supposedly died years ago, Han Lue also known as Han Seoul-Oh.

Reprising the role of the snacky speedster is Sung Kang, and the last time we saw him is when he died during the mid-credit sequence of Fast & Furious 6, even if said events happened during Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift. Yes, the Fast Saga’s timeline is a little confusing, but just for that movie.

The surprise return of the supposedly dead character had many fans of the Fast Saga talking on Twitter. As a huge fan of the series, myself, I somehow found the strength and courage to tweet out this very thought-provoking message to the world.

I wasn’t the only person losing my mind over what is easily the best and silliest trailer for any of the Fast Saga movies. Plenty of people are excited about Han’s return, and here are just a few of the thousands of reactions on social media to Han snacking away.

Does this mean I should start calling GameSpot’s Tamoor Hussain “Dom” from now on? We feel sad for those poor souls who have never gazed upon the glory that is the Fast Saga. If you know someone who hasn’t seen them, please help them see the light.

GameSpot’s Phil Hornshaw wants answers, or maybe he just wants Han to have sweet super-powers like Idris Elba’s character did in Hobbs & Shaw–the Fast Saga spin-off that completely jumped the rails in the best way possible.

ComicBook’s Jamie Jirak and I are feeling the same exact way right now.

Alexander, your reaction is completely warrented. You should have no regrets about this.

I like how this person thinks. It really doesn’t matter how Han came back. What is important is that he is back.

I would have to agree. If you told me, in real life, that John Cena and Vin Diesel were brothers, I would laugh. However, if you told me they were brothers in the Fast & Furious Universe, I’d say, “How many minutes apart were they born from each other?”

This Oprah gif is a perfect reflection of how we all felt when we saw Han.

It was very much an emotional moment for us all. Sometimes, it’s hard to put into words how we feel about Han gracing us with his presence on the big screen once again. You know what else is hard? Finding good tweets about Han that don’t have swearing in them.

Han returns to the Fast Saga and presumably stars in F9, which arrives in theaters on May 22.

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Fast & Furious 9 Trailer Arrives: Han Is Alive And John Cena Has Arrived

It’s time to get the family back together. The first trailer for F9, the ninth installment in the Fast & Furious franchise –if you don’t count Hobbs & Shaw–has arrived. The series, which has officially been branded The Fast Saga in a series of new character posters, is back with a vengeance. And along with the usual faces–Vin Diesel as Dom, Michelle Rodriguez as Letty, and the rest of the crew–being back, WWE Superstar John Cena has also joined the cast for the latest adventure.

As the trailer opens, we see Dom has essentially retired and is living with his son and Letty on a farm. The retirement ends, though, when a mysterious figure played by new franchise addition John Cena arrives. He is revealed as none other than Jakob, Dom’s long lost brother. Cipher (Charlize Theron) has enlisted him to help her kill Dom and the usual insanity follows.

However, the twist is a major return. Justice for Han has finally come as the character appears, even though fans and Dom’s family were led to believe he died in Fast & Furious 6. “It’s good to be home,” Sung Kang, the actor who plays Han, said during a concert to promote the trailer drop. How is Han alive? Where has he been? We’ll have to wait and see.

If you happened to notice one prominent member of the family missing, that’s because Luke Hobbs (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) isn’t involved in this particular film. After Johnson’s character starred with Jason Statham in the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw, it’s unclear as to whether he’ll be back in the main franchise anytime soon. That said, if you can’t have Johnson in your movie, Cena’s not a bad replacement.

Among those returning for the film is Jordana Brewster, who is making her first appearance in the franchise since Furious 7, the final installment to feature Paul Walker. Following Walker’s death, his character was written out of the franchise, as was Brewster’s, who plays his wife and Dom’s sister, Mia. It remains to be seen F9 will handle the absence of Bryan (Walker), given his wife is back in the fold.

F9 races into theaters on May 22.

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Ouch: Doctor Doom Just Curb-Stomped Ultron

Doctor Doom may put on the air of a dignified, regal leader, but anyone in the Marvel Universe knows that he’s a vile scumbag who would do anything to come out on top. Remember that time he let demons skin his beloved ex in exchange for magical armor made from that skin? Well, now he’s sunk to a new low in Avengers of the Wastelands #1 by writer Ed Brisson and artist Jonas Scharf.

Warning: full spoilers ahead!

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Avengers of the Wastelands is a five-part mini-series that takes place in the future, post-apocalyptic world of Old Man Logan. Most heroes are long dead, hunted down and killed by all of Marvel’s villains who finally got organized enough to overthrow the good guys and take over the world. After Logan killed the Red Skull, things got marginally better, with several legacy characters picking up the mantles of old heroes to help pave the way for a better future. But it wasn’t long before a new threat rose in the form of Doctor Doom, who in this first chapter has been leading his army across the wastelands, wiping out entire settlements one at a time.

In a demonstration of just how bad Doom can be, we watch as Doom makes his way to a garage where Ultron-8 was working, insults him for losing his way, and violently stomps his metal boot through his mouth. Doom kicks in Ultron-8’s face so hard it separated his head from his body.

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Art by Jonas Scharf. (Image credit: Marvel Comics)

While not the original Ultron, Ultron-8 is one of his many copies and has all of his originator’s strengths and abilities. However, he gained a sense of humanity and became like a husband to Tonya Barton and a father to Ashley Barton. The world of Old Man Logan is essentially an exercise in just how bad things can get in the Marvel Universe without its heroes around, which is why the loss of Ultron-8 is especially upsetting for fans. He was a rare bright light in an otherwise dismal place, showing how even when evil is expected of you, you can make the choice to be something good instead.

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The rest of the issue sees Doom continue his rampage in pursuit of the new Ant-Man, who unknowingly leads him to a secret settlement of heroes. However, the heroes are able to repel Doom’s forces, in large part thanks to Danielle Cage, daughter of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, who now wields Mjolnir and uses the power of the God of Thunder to smite his army. When she finally makes her way to Doom and smacks him in the head with her hammer, it’s revealed to be a robotic decoy Doombot, meaning the real Doctor Doom is somewhere else entirely — and probably up to no good. The issue closes with Captain America — inexplicably alive and well — showing up to help out.

It’s unclear how Cap was brought back to life after being killed by the Red Skull (as revealed in Old Man Logan), or even if it’s the real Steve Rogers, but it seems like he will be the one who assembles these new heroes to form the Avengers of the Wastelands — and hopefully avenge poor Ultron-8.

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Fortnite Hidden Gnome Location: Where To Search Between Race Track, Cabbage Patch, And Farm Sign

Season 2 of Fortnite Chapter 2 is a few weeks away, but in the meantime, Epic still has a few challenges in store for players before Season 1 ends. The latest set is called Cameo Vs. Chic, and one of the missions asks you to search the hidden gnome between a race track, cabbage patch, and farm sign. That’s a fairly vague clue, so we’ve put together this map and guide to help you complete the challenge.

Where Is The Gnome Location?

As the challenge states, the gnome you’re searching for is hidden somewhere between three different objects, so you’ll first need to know where those are before you can hope to find it. In this case, all three are in the northeastern portion of the map, near Frenzy Farm, so the gnome will appear on a grassy hill. You can see its exact location on the map below.

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How To Complete The Challenge

Now that we’ve pinpointed where the gnome is located, all you need to do is head to the right spot and interact with it when it appears. You don’t need to visit any of the three objects mentioned in the challenge before you can find the gnome, but it won’t appear in your game until you’ve unlocked this challenge, so you’ll need to clear a few other missions from the Cameo Vs. Chic set before you can track it down. If you need help with those, we’ve also put together guides showing you where to destroy a telescope, television, and telephone pole and where all the No Fishing sign locations are.

Season 1 of Fortnite Chapter 2 is set to end of February 20, so you’ll have until then to complete any other weekly challenges you may not have gotten to yet. You can find our maps and guides for all of the other tricky challenges from this season in our full Fortnite Chapter 2 challenges roundup.

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Get Free Seasons Of My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super In New Xbox One Sale

Anime series can be very expensive, so the latest anime sale on the Microsoft Store is a great opportunity for people who want to save some money. However, if you have an Xbox One or PC, there is a small handful of series you don’t have to pay any money for. The first seasons of My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super, and Black Clover are available to claim for free and keep forever. However, you should claim them soon, as the first seasons of My Hero Academia and Black Clover are only available for free until February 3, while Dragon Ball Super Season 1 is free through February 6.

To claim your free seasons, all you have to do is sign in to your Microsoft account, go to each series’ individual store page, select the “HD” option, and click “Buy series.” It’ll link the show to your account, and you won’t be charged. Both the original Japanese and English versions of each season are available for free. If you want both, be sure to visit the pages for both to claim them.

My Hero Academia follows the rise of Midoriya, a boy who wants to be a superhero but doesn’t have a superpower–or “quirk” as they’re called in the show. Midoriya meets his favourite hero, All-Might, who, after seeing how much heart and bravery Midoriya has despite his lack of power, vows to help the youngster become the hero he always wanted to be.

Dragon Ball Super is the official sequel to Dragon Ball Z. It follows Goku and Vegeta on another quest to become more powerful. They meet Lord Beerus, the God of Destruction, as he searches for the legendary Super Saiyan God in the hopes that he’ll be able to witness its immense power. If you love Dragon Ball Z–and weren’t crazy about Dragon Ball GT–then I definitely recommend giving Dragon Ball Super a go.

Black Clover is set in a world where people are able to use magic. This applies to everyone except protagonist Asta, who trains hard in the hopes of gaining the ability to wield magic and become the next Wizard King.

Free anime seasons

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