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New God Of War PS4 Footage Shows Kratos Fighting A Huge Troll

Kratos has a softer side in the new God of War for PS4, but he is still a savage killer who brutalizes people and creatures with his new Leviathan axe and other weapons. With development on the game finished, Sony has now released a new gameplay video that shows Kratos and his son Atreus doing battle with a huge troll and more.

In addition to the combat, the video shows off the new, single-cut camera system and treasure chests you’ll discover in the world. We also get another look at the game’s stunning-looking visuals, which continue to surprise and impress. Unlike past games in the PlayStation series, this one is a Norse mythology story set in Scandinavia.

For more on God of War, you can check out this video that shows off Kratos’ new Leviathan axe and hear from developers about why they went with it instead of his familiar arsenal.

Sony announced that God of War had gone gold earlier this month, meaning the game is ready to be sent off for manufacturing. It is scheduled to release for PS4 on April 20. It will launch alongside a special edition PS4 Pro bundle that features a God of War-themed console and some digital content. It also gets a performance mode with PS4 Pro even if you don’t have a 4K display.

Constantine is Officially Coming to Legends of Tomorrow as CW Renews 10 shows

Constantine is joining DC’s Legends of Tomorrow as The CW has renewed it and 9 other shows for next season.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms The CW will be renewing Arrow, Black Lightning, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Dynasty, The Flash, Jane the Virgin, Riverdale, Supergirl and Supernatural.

In May The CW will officially decide whether to continue with The 100, iZombie, Life Sentence, and Valor, as well as determine new series orders. “We have a terrific selection of programming to choose from when we set our fall schedule in May,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said, “with more still to come.”

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Shadow of War Permanently Removes Microtransactions

Several months after its release, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is permanently removing all microtransactions.

Posted on WB Games’ official website, the announcement stated that being able to buy orcs with real-world money undermines the experiences born from Shadow of War’s Nemesis System.

“The core promise of the Nemesis System is the ability to build relationships with your personal allies and enemies in a dynamic open world,” reads the post. “While purchasing Orcs in the Market is more immediate and provides additional player options, we have come to realize that providing this choice risked undermining the heart of our game, the Nemesis System. It allows you to miss out on the awesome player stories you would have otherwise created, and it compromises those same stories even if you don’t buy anything. Simply being aware that they are available for purchase reduces the immersion in the world and takes away from the challenge of building your personal army and your fortresses. In order to fully restore the core promise of the Nemesis System, we’ll be permanently removing Gold, War Chests and the Market from Shadow of War. This means the option to purchase Gold with real-world money and the ability to gain Orc Followers from War Chests will be removed.”

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More Details On Overwatch’s New Uprising Mode Teased For PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Overwatch‘s limited-time mode, Uprising, is returning this year, and Blizzard shared a few more details about it today. This is the same King’s Row mission as last year, but now it has a new name and modes. It’s now called “Overwatch Archives,” and you can play in Story Mode or All Heroes Mode. Story Mode is basically a replaying of Tracer’s first mission in King’s Row, with four heroes available: Tracer, Mercy, Reinhardt, and Torbjorn.

All Heroes Mode, as its name suggests, lets you play the same King’s Row mission but as any hero you want. Regarding the new name, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan said in the video above, “The idea is there are all these cool past moments in Overwatch history, and by going into the archives we can re-live those, and Uprising was just one of those events.”

All of last year’s loot boxes are coming back for this year, along with some new skins. Kaplan teased that one of the Shimada brothers–either Hanzo or Genji–will be getting a new skin as part of the update. Blizzard also teased that the new Uprising mission will have “new content” that the developer will discuss later. In particular, Kaplan teased that Blizzard will release a new video during this week’s Overwatch League competition that may show what’s coming in the new event.

As announced previously, the new Uprising event goes live on April 10. Blizzard has been talking about the new Uprising event for some time now.

Back in January, Kaplan stated Uprising would return for 2018 but that Blizzard “want[s] to evolve it” in some way. At the time, he also said the Anniversary event would make a return to give players another chance to unlock the items that were only available last year. A date for that has not been announced, but it’ll presumably come in May, when Overwatch will celebrate the two-year anniversary of its release.

How the Minds Behind Hitman Are Mutating the XCOM Formula

I wasn’t sure what to make of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden when I first saw its cinematic reveal trailer, mostly because of the giant duck. Based on a classic Swedish pen and paper RPG, it gave a glimpse of a very strange kind of post apocalypse. And while the trailer was cool, it didn’t really tell me what kind of game it was. But after seeing Mutant’s mix of real-time exploration and XCOM-inspired combat in action, I knew the duck didn’t stop there.

Mutant is being made by a small Swedish team called The Bearded Ladies, and while you may have never heard that name, you’ve definitely heard of the last game they worked on. About half the studio came over from Io Interactive’s Hitman team, including Hitman’s game director David Skarin and lead level designer Lee Varley. So it should come as no surprise that a key part of Mutant is stealth. Or more specifically, using real time stealth to set up characters before you spring your trap and initiate combat.

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New PUBG Map Beta Key Giveaway

We’re giving away 6,000 Early Access Keys for you to play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ new map, Codename: Savage on PC. (Entry is open worldwide. Scroll down below to get your key.)

The special early access keys we’ll be providing allow players, regardless of whether they own PUBG or not on PC, to drop into the Savage Closed Experimental Test during this period.

The first experimental testing window will run from April 2 at 7pm PDT until April 5 at 4am PDT and access is limited to only players with the unlock keys.

You can read more about the test here: New PUBG Savage Map: How To Get Beta Access

Enter below to get your PC key (please allow up to 15 minutes to receive an email with the code):

New On Netflix This Week: Sin City, Bad Boys, And More Movies And TV Shows

The first week of April is a big one on Netflix, thanks to the arrival of a slew of new movies and TV shows for you to binge. Thankfully, there’s something for just about everyone in the week’s offerings, whether you love horror, classic films, big-budget franchises, or even video game adaptations.

Among the new film titles are Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Sin City, and Speed Racer. Joining those movies are the 1995 adaptation of Mortal Kombat, Jackass 2.5, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, and both The Flintstones and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas–for when you get truly desperate.

As for TV, new seasons of originals Wakfu, Troy: Fall of a City, and Fastest Car will debut. A new episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman will also premiere, with the host sitting down to speak with rapper Jay Z.

You can take a look at everything arriving on Netflix this week below. Also make sure to check out what is coming and going on the service throughout April, plus what Hulu and Amazon Prime Video have to offer this month.

April 1

  • A Sort of Family
  • Along Came Polly
  • Bad Boys
  • Battlefield Earth
  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
  • Big Time
  • Body of Lies
  • Cabin Fever
  • Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Cold Mountain
  • Dare to Be Wild
  • Deep Blue Sea
  • Fish People
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Jackass 2.5
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Looney Tunes: Back in Action
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Nancy Drew
  • Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Scarface
  • Seven
  • Sin City
  • Speed Racer
  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • The Duchess
  • The Family Man
  • The Flintstones
  • The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale (Netflix Original)
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Queen of the Damned
  • The Spy Next Door
  • Wakfu: Season 3 (Netflix Original)

April 2

  • La Piloto: Season 1

April 3

  • Fary Is the New Black (Netflix Original)

April 5

  • Behind The Curtain: Todrick Hal
  • Despicable Me 3

April 6

  • Sun Dogs (Netflix Original)
  • 6 Balloons (Netflix Original)
  • Amateur (Netflix Original)
  • The Boss Baby: Back In Business (Netflix Original)
  • Fastest Car: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Troy: Fall of a City, Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Ram Dass: Going Home (Netflix Original)
  • Money Heist: Part 2 (Netflix Original)
  • My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman: JAY-Z (Netflix Original)
  • Orbiter 9 (Netflix Original)
  • The 4th Company (Netflix Original)
  • Todo lo que sería de Lucas Lauriente (Netflix Original)

April 7

  • 24 Hours to Live

April’s Five Free Games From Amazon / Twitch Prime Are Now Available

It’s officially April, which means a new stack of free games is available for Twitch users with Amazon Prime. This is all part of the Free Games With Prime program, which formally began last month and will continue each month going forward.

April’s free games are headed up by SteamWorld Dig 2, a fantast-style platformer about digging deep into the ground to see what kinds of loot and enemies you find. Also available are the adventure game Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series, the nostalgia-heavy RPG Kingsway, and Tokyo 42, a stealth-action game set in futuristic Japan. Last but not least is DubWars, which pairs Dubstep electronic music with top-down shooting.

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Twitch Prime is a perk for Amazon Prime members. All you have to do is link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account. Once you do, you can download all five games for no cost between now and April 30. They’re yours to keep forever, even if you cancel Amazon Prime at some point down the line. The only slight catch is that you need the Twitch desktop app to install them. To find your freebies, just click the crown-shaped Prime Loot icon next to the search bar on Twitch.

We don’t know for sure what free games will be on offer next month for Twitch Prime members, but Tumblestone and High Hell will be part of the program at some point. Other freebies currently available for Twitch Prime members include some neat loot for Epic’s popular shooter, Fortnite: Battle Royale.