Far Cry 5: Why John Seed Is Your Charmingly Deadly Enemy – IGN First

Far Cry 5 is our IGN First game of the month. Today, I’m so excited to share with you a glimpse at one of the main villains you’ll be encountering in the messed up war zone that’s become of the beautiful, organic setting of Montana in Far Cry 5.

The Far Cry series has had a knack for lovable psychopathic villains. From Far Cry 3’s charismatic Vaas Montenegro, the insanely cool bro that you wouldn’t mind having a beer with, to Far Cry 4’s Pagan Min, the eloquent psycho with a penchant for formality, there’s no shortage of friendly faces that would no sooner skin you alive than invite you over for a cup of tea.

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Free Fortnite: Battle Royale Items Available On PS4 For PS Plus Members

Since the launch of Fortnite‘s free-to-play, PUBG-esque Battle Royale mode last year, it’s become tremendously popular. If you’re among the people playing the PS4 version, you can grab some free cosmetic items right now, provided you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

A new PS Plus bonus quietly surfaced on the PlayStation Store today. Dubbed the PlayStation Plus Celebration Pack, it consists of two exclusive items: a glider and an outfit, both of which are pictured below. These are not available for purchase and can only be claimed if you’re a PS Plus member. You can grab the pack here.

The pack becomes available ahead of the next Fortnite update. It will only be available for a limited time, but you’ve got much more time to claim it than the typical PS Plus freebie–the offer expires on February 1, 2019. We’ve reached out to Epic to find out the exact details of this promotion and whether PC or Xbox One players will also have access to these items.

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February’s standard lineup of free PS Plus games are still available and include PS4 launch game Knack. Meanwhile, if you were subscribed in the past to PS Plus, a new freebie recently became available thanks to the launch of Mercenary Kings’ new Reloaded Edition. Additionally, another smaller perk is out now for Gems of War. And finally, the ongoing PSVR game giveaway continues, with the latest being Starblood Arena.

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Devil May Cry HD Will Be Free for Twitch Prime Members This Month

Starting February 27, Twitch Prime members will be able to download the PC version of Devil May Cry HD for free.

Capcom Unity blog post explains that, to get yourself a copy, you’ll need to have a Twitch Prime or Amazon Prime account. Log in via the Twitch Desktop App and you’ll be able to claim your free game there.

This is a limited-time offer, but Capcom hasn’t yet specified how long the promotion will run for or when it will end.

The Devil May Cry HD Collection was announced last year and as its release date draws closer, there are some who believe it’s acting as a reminder of the series before a new entry is announced.

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Venom Movie’s Comic Book Influences Explained

It’s safe to say Spider-Man fans have had a fairly mixed reaction to Sony’s upcoming Venom movie so far. On the one hand, it’s great to see Eddie Brock being given another chance on the big screen. On the other, you’d hardly know we’re getting a new Spider-Man universe movie just based on the first trailer.

But while that trailer may have played things pretty close to the vest, the movie is definitely drawing inspiration from the source material. The film’s director, Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), has said that it’s based mainly on two different comics arcs: Lethal Protector and Planet of the Symbiotes. So let’s breakdown how this new Venom looks to be adapting Marvel’s comics and those stories specifically…

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For Honor’s Player Base Grows to 7.5 Million

For Honor has hit another milestone, having amassed a player base of 7.5 million – with one million unique players every month.

In an earnings call this week, the developer-publisher called out its medieval melee multiplayer game’s success. The game has hit its first birthday as of today.

Its success is due in part to its regular updates, keeping fans invested. Tomorrow, the game’s fifth season of content, Age of Wolves will go live, and Ubisoft will roll out dedicated servers.

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Ryan Murphy Is Getting Paid an Insane Amount to Jump from Fox to Netflix

Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has signed a five year deal with Netflix, reported to be worth $300 million, which will come into effect when his contract with 20th Century Fox expires on July 1.

Anonymous sources disclosed the value of the deal to the New York Times, and if accurate, it will be among the biggest deals ever made for a TV producer.

Netflix has already picked up Murphy’s The Politician and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel, Ratched. Meanwhile, Murphy’s current line-up at Fox – including American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and Feud – will continue to air on FX.

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Bayonetta 2 Review: Just as Amazing on Switch

When we first reviewed Bayonetta 2 in 2014 on Wii U, we gave it a 9.5. Here’s what we said about it then:

“Every aspect of Bayonetta 2 feels polished and focused. At times, the writing feels ridiculous, but I still love how it plays. The superb pacing and combat are just that good. By the end I was convinced: This sequel builds on everything that made the original great, and delivers one of the most satisfying action games I’ve played.” Read the full Bayonetta 2 for Wii U review.

The Switch version delivers that same action-packed experience, while smoothing out some rough edges.

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Natalie Portman on Getting Back in That Amidala Makeup for SNL

Natalie Portman has opened up on what it was like to get back into her Padme Amidala make-up in the recent sequel to her 2006 rap on Saturday Night Live.

“It was really fun,” Portman told IGN on the red carpet for her latest flick, Annihilation. “It was at like 3 in the morning so I was so out of it. I was literally focused on keeping my eyes open…it was a great experience.”

In the rap, Portman is reprising the mean girl persona she famously debuted in 2006. “Say something bout the motherf***ing prequels b***ch,” she says. “Say something f***king nice about Jar Jar Binks!”

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THQ Nordic Buys Saints Row, Metro, Dead Island Publisher

THQ Nordic – publisher of de Blob, which is getting a Switch remaster later this year –  has bought Koch Media, which owns the Saints Row, Metro, and Dead Island franchises, in a €121 million deal.

Koch Media itself runs Deep Silver (Dead Island and Metro publisher), Volition (Saints Row developer) and Dambuster Studios (Homefront: The Revolution developer), all of which will come under the THQ Nordic umbrella.

There are no plans to restructure following the acquisition, nor any “cost saving measures” on the horizon, suggesting that layoffs are unlikely.

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