Kerbal Space Program: Making History Will Probably Be Elon Musk’s New Favorite Game

The first mission I tried to build in Kerbal Space Program’s upcoming Making History expansion resulted in spectacular failure. Somewhere along the way I forgot to link the success condition to the rest of the mission, so even though I’d rescued the stranded Kerbal I’d stuck on the Mun (i.e. Kerbal’s Moon) the game’s logic didn’t realize I’d finished and I was stuck in orbit wondering what I forgot for a solid 20 minutes or more. I guess that’s just the life of a budding rocket scientist-turned mission architect.

Kerbal Space Program’s first and only DLC Expansion, Making History, is out this week for $15 and aims to bring some impressive new updates to the insanely popular years-old PC game. For those unaware, KSP is an extremely realistic (other than the little Kerbal alien guys) rocket simulation experience in which you take control of a budding space program. You’ll need to understand actual rocket science, physics, and orbital dynamics to play it well. The core Kerbal is awash with tons of missions and scenarios to play out, as well as an extremely active modding community, that keeps it from ever getting too old.

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Marvel Is Going to Explain Hulk’s Resurrection This Week

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

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Writers Mark Waid, Al Ewing, Jim Zub | Artists Joe Bennett, Paco Medina | Cover Mark Brooks (Marvel Comics)

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Karl Urban ‘Pretty Confident’ Star Trek 4 Will Happen

Star Trek 4 might still be in the cards, according to Karl Urban.

In an interview with JoBlo, Urban was asked whether he’ll reprise his role as Doc McCoy in another feature-length Star Trek movie ever again. Urban answered by saying he is “pretty confident” production on the fourth entry will begin quite soon.

“It’s really a question for Paramount (laughs),” Urban said, when asked about the status of Star Trek 4. “But, that being said, I have such a blast working on those Star Trek movies. You know, that cast, we’re like family at this point. I’m pretty confident within, hopefully the next year, that we’ll be back on the set.”

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Steam’s Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Gets Off To A Very Fast Start

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been out for just a few days on PC, and has already reached a notable milestone. After releasing on March 8, the game has sold more than 500,000 units as of March 12, developer Fatshark announced.

“We are proud and happy that gamers worldwide have taken Warhammer: Vermintide 2 to their hearts…500,000 games sold was a milestone that we had, but not less than a week after release,” said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. The company is also celebrating the game’s streaming success, with more than 200 million minutes of gameplay watched on Twitch already.

Vermintide 2 takes place during Warhammer’s apocalyptic End Times. Your heroes hack, slash, and shoot their way through 13 levels are you take on the combined forces of the Skaven army and the barbaric Chaos faction.

You’re given your choice of five characters for each level, and the game allows you to choose four to take with you into battle. Each of your heroes has three careers to choose from, with each career providing them with a set of passive and active abilities, along with a talent tree to advance your characters’ abilities. The original Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide was praised for its tense, frantic action and mechanically diverse characters, two gameplay features that have returned in this sequel.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2’s numbers could see a second big jump in the future. The game will also be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Fatshark has said players can expect console betas this spring.

The Best Smart Watches

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Smartwatches may not be as ubiquitous as their phone counterparts, but there are still more than a few options that provide plenty of utility for those who want to stay more connected. Whether you’re looking for something fashionable, affordable, or sporty, there’s a watch model that’s exactly what you’ve been looking for from a smartphone companion.

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Dota Plus Is the New Monthly Subscription Service That Will Replace the Majors Battle Pass

The Dota team has unveiled Dota Plus, a new monthly subscription service described as an “evolution of the Battle Pass.” Rather than offer services dependent on start and end dates, the official Dota 2 blog explains, Dota Plus will continually offer new features and content over time.

Some notable features of Dota 2 plus include Hero Leveling, which will let you rack up XP for each game you play with a hero to unlock hero badges, Reward Shards, and more; Hero-Specific Challenges, which function as challenge-based achievements that earn you XP; the Hero Chat Wheel, which lets you say a number of phrases in allied or all chat and unlock more with hero badges, and more. Weekly rewards, a Plus Assistant that gives you access to data-driven item, hero, and ability suggestions, post-game and real-time analytics, and other perks come packaged in with your monthly subscription.

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Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

Hearthstone’s next expansion, The Witchwood, has been announced.

Blizzard has announced Hearthstone’s next expansion launches next month, adding 135 new cards to the game and introducing brand new gameplay mechanics. Complete details are available on the game’s website.

Check out the announcement trailer, which shows off some of the new cards from The Witchwood, below:

The expansion is themed around the cursed capital of Gilneas, a kingdom beset by werewolves, ghosts, and other horrors. Witchwood cards will introduce new mechanics like Echo and Rush. Echo cards are minions or spells which may be played over and over again, as long as players have enough mana. The new Rush attribute will allow cards to act immediately upon being played, but only to attack other minions, differentiating it from the Charge mechanic.

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New On Netflix This Week: New Anime, Power Rangers, And More Movies And TV Shows

Just because the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones has arrived doesn’t mean Netflix is slowing down with its March releases. The streamer has plenty being added this week, including a number of new originals, a Jackass movie, and some anime for your to devour.

In terms of originals, Netflix is debuting a Benji movie reboot, new seasons of Spirit Riding Free and The Hollywood Masters, as well as the premiere of a new documentary series titled Wild Wild Country. The first season of the documentary series follows an Oregon cult in 1981 as the outside world pushes back.

Another intriguing addition to the streamer’s originals is the arrival of the anime series Children of the Whales. After first debuting in late 2017, this manga adaptation makes its way to a global audience with its Netflix premiere on March 13.

Other new titles include Jackass 3.5, the first season of Power Rangers Ninja Steel, and a new comedy special from Ricky Gervais. You can take a look at everything Netflix is adding this week below. You can also see everything coming to and going from the service in March, as well as Hulu and Amazon Prime Video‘s offerings for the month.

March 12

  • Kygo: Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Troy: The Odyssey

March 13

  • Children of the Whales: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Ricky Gervais: Humanity (Netflix Original)
  • Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout (Netflix Original)
  • Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 1 (Netflix Original)

March 15

  • Jackass 3.5: The Unrated Movie
  • Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Season 1
  • Tabula Rasa: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • The Hollywood Masters: Season 2

March 16

  • Benji (Netflix Original)
  • Edha: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • On My Block: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Spirit Riding Free: Season 4 (Netflix Original)
  • Take Your Pills (Netflix Original)
  • The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (Netflix Original)
  • Wild Wild Country: Season 1 (Netflix Original)

PSA: Get Cheap Nintendo Switch MicroSD Storage with this PNY Sale

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When the Nintendo Switch was first introduced to the world, we were promised it would support MicroSD storage solutions up to 2TB. That’s pretty incredible given the fact that 2TB MicroSD cards don’t even exist yet, but it shows how much faith Nintendo has in the longevity of its successful hybrid console. And how much reliance the company is putting in MicroSD as a storage solution, given that the console only comes with 32 GB internal storage space.

If you’re still rocking the built-in storage space on your Switch, you’re probably feeling pretty tight on space by now – especially if you’re using the eShop. Luckily there’s a big PNY Storage sale going on right now. So whether you’re a Switch owner or just need a thumb drive, SSD, or other SD solution, you’re in luck. Check it:

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6 MCU Villains We Wish Had Lived (and 3 We Wish Died)

Warning: Spoilers for the MCU movies, and TV shows, up through Marvel’s Black Panther and Marvel’s Defenders…

With Marvel’s Black Panther breaking all sorts of box office records and entertainment sites (like this one!) already speculating who the villain might be in the sequel, it makes one realize just how formidable and unforgettable a foe Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger was.

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