Splinter Cell Rumors? Be Still My Heart!

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Rumors of Splinter Cell’s return in 2018 have our hearts aflutter. We discuss what we’d want to see in a potential new game. Plus: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 runs from Red Dead Redemption 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider’s teaser campaign gets spoiled…by Square Enix themselves, Microsoft announces their E3 plans, movie reviews for both Tomb Raider and Ready Player One, and much more!

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Family Guy’s Sunday Episode Will Air Without Ads

Sunday’s new episode of Family Guy, titled “Send in Stewie, Please,” will air with no commercial breaks.

Instead, a 60-second God of War promo, dubbed “Arrow,” will air before and after the episode, Adweek reports. As such, PlayStation will serve as the only sponsor for the episode, which will air without a single ad interruption for the very first time.

Additionally, prior to the promo airing before the episode, the network will air 10-second co-branded bumper that also features PlayStation.

God of War launches for PlayStation 4 on April 20. PlayStation marketing VP Asad Qizilbash said the company views this as a great opportunity to promote the game within its “critical” six-week launch window, as there appears to be a significant overlap between action game fans and Family Guy viewers.

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A Quiet Place Will Change How You Watch Movies

You don’t realize how much you take sound for granted until it’s gone.

Set in a near-future where the slightest noise could kill you, star John Krasinski’s third directorial effort, A Quiet Place, creates an immersive, unsettling viewing experience that will change the way you watch a movie — just as it changed the way Krasinski and his collaborators made one.

“I think the crew thought it was a silent movie, so they said, ‘oh, we can make as much noise as we want, because they’ll just edit it out,'” Krasinski tells IGN, explaining that in reality, the film’s lack of dialogue is used to heighten the diegetic background sounds that would usually be lost under a character’s lines or the soundtrack. “So it was really fun to see these incredible crew members moving trucks and cables and all that stuff just stop dead, frozen. It was like the red light, green light game.”

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GoT Star Says ‘Brilliant’ Finale Won’t Please Everyone

Jorah Mormont himself, Iain Glen, has read the Game of Thrones series finale and believes, as many fans might have suspected, it won’t please everyone.

In an interview with The Indian Express, Glen shared his opinion on the final episode, saying it’s “rather brilliant” and a fitting conclusion to the epic series even if it might be bittersweet.

“Yes, I hope,” Glen said, when asked if the finale will gives fans some closure. “I can’t tell, but I am one of the few people who has read the script and I know the ending and what happens. When I read it, I thought it was rather brilliant. I am a bit of a fan of the series as well, and it satiated my expectation and hopes. I felt (it was the) conclusion.”

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Walking Dead Season 8 Finale and Fear Crossover Will Air in Theaters

AMC will air The Walking Dead Season 8 finale and Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 premiere/crossover in theaters.

THR reports AMC, in partnership with Fathom Events, will screen both episodes across 750 theaters nationwide on April 15, the same time they air on TV. Participating movie theaters will play the episodes back-to-back with no commercials. Bonus content, which will be revealed at a later time, will also be featured.

Screenings will begin at 5:30pm PT/8:30pm ET. Tickets for the one-night only event go sale March 16. TWD Fan Rewards Club members can purchase tickets a day early on March 15.

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Will Be Influenced by Avengers: Infinity War, According to Directors

Avengers: Infinity War will leave a huge impact on the MCU moving forward, and on a set visit of the upcoming film, IGN and a small group of press heard from directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirm that Ant-Man and the Wasp should have elements “stitched in” from the ensemble movie.

While the Russo brothers maintained every MCU movie after Infinity War will somehow be affected by the film, the Ant-Man sequel, which releases shortly after, will definitely show signs of impact from the third Avengers movie.

“They all lead in in their own way, I think,” Joe Russo said. “As far as plot elements that actually drive toward the story, again, I think Marvel does a great job of segmenting the movies so that you can have your own experience in each film. I think from a plot standpoint, if there’s any corollary, Ant-Man and the Wasp probably has some elements that stitch in.”

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How Dota Plus Could Influence Other Major Competitive Games

With the rise of MOBAs, digital card games, survival shooters, and other “games as a service” titles, it feels like the question on every developer’s mind is “how do we monetize our game?” That may sound like a jab at “loot box culture”, but in truth it’s just the state of modern gaming given the popularity of free-to-play titles and microtransactions. Assuming the monetization is fair and balanced, this cycle can be a win for both the player and developer. Valve’s latest attempt to answer that question is Dota Plus, a new subscription service that aims to revolutionize the Dota 2 experience and keep players hooked for years to come.

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10 Netflix Horror Films Too Scary to Finish

After the release of Netflix’s terrifying new horror film Veronica (check out our full review here), the streaming provider began to notice trends in how their viewers are watching certain scary movies — or should we say, “not watching” them. According to data released by Netflix, in many cases people who have watched at least 70% of a horror movie never make it to the end, which the streaming service took to mean that the film is just too scary to finish.

Furthur analysis from Netflix revealed the top 10 horror films people bailed on. How many of these films have you finished (or not) on this list and how do these stack up to the films that have scared you in the past? Let us know in the comments. All of the movies listed are currently available to stream in the U.S.

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Drake and Ninja’s Fortnite Twitch Stream Wasn’t a Sponsored Gimmick

Last night, musician Drake joined forces with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and the pair streamed Fortnite together, to the amusement of the internet. But for those wondering, it wasn’t just a sponsored event or planned gimmick.

According to TMZ, and confirmed by IGN, the get-together, which smashed Twitch’s streaming records, was unplanned. Apparently Drake, a big Fortnite fan himself, simply reached out to Ninja last week on Instagram to schedule some time to play together.

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