Lobo Explained: Who Is the DC Comics Character?

With the strength of Superman and the attitude of Wolverine, it’s little wonder that Lobo is one of the most popular characters in the DC Universe. And now this bad-a$$ space biker is due for a major popularity boost in the years ahead, as it looks like he could finally be getting his own movie.

Reports emerged earlier this year that Transformers director Michael Bay had met with Warner Bros. and DC about possibly directing a Lobo movie, and had also given the studio some notes on a rewrite of the film’s script. That means now is the perfect time to brush up on all things Lobo and learn why the Main Man has earned himself such a loyal following.

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Why Andrew Lincoln Leaving The Walking Dead Could Be the Best Thing for the Show

According to multiple reports, Andrew Lincoln is leaving The Walking Dead in Season 9, bringing an end to Rick Grimes’ story after almost a decade on our screens. And in some ways, it’s probably the best thing the show could do (short of ending it altogether).

Make no mistake, I’m fully invested in Rick as a character – and watching Lincoln’s gut-wrenching performance over the past few seasons – especially in Season 8, when he had to face the death of his son, Carl – has been nothing short of riveting. But after everything Rick has been through, all the people he’s loved and lost, and all the compromises he’s had to make, it seems like the right time to let the cowboy hang up his hat and walk off into the sunset to reunite with “Coral” and Lori in the great beyond. (Sure, it’d suck for Judith, but we all know she’s not Rick’s anyway Daryl and Michonne have proven to be excellent babysitters.) Honestly, it would’ve been a better time to let Rick die last season, as the show seemed to be heavily foreshadowing before pulling the ol’ bait-and-switch with Carl. But hey, better late than never?

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Daily Deals: New Pokemon Game for Switch, Hylian Shield 2DS XL, Fallout 76, and More

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Save £250 off Dell Inspiron 7000 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptop

Dell’s iconic gaming laptop is discounted at Amazon once again. Inspiron 7000 15.6-Inch anti-glare gaming laptop is equipped with Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage and NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB graphics card. Snag £250 off this laptop at Amazon.

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Bethesda Reveals New Fallout 76 Game Ahead of E3; Here’s Everything We Know

Bethesda has officially revealed Fallout 76, the next entry in its beloved RPG franchise. After a day of teases, it announced the game with a brief teaser trailer that gives us some hints at what to expect and its Vault 76 setting. But as Bethesda boss Todd Howard said just before it debuted, this was only meant as a tease–more is coming at E3 2018.

Still, we do know more than you might think after a single viewing. We’ve gone through the video a number of times and noticed a few noteworthy things. Bethesda has also confirmed the game’s platforms, although there’s not yet any word on a release date. That said, the company has made a habit of not announcing things far in advance, so it’s reasonable to expect the wait won’t be terribly long.

More will undoubtedly be revealed during Bethesda’s E3 press conference, which happens on June 10. We’ll also be hearing more about Rage 2 and whatever other projects the company has in the works–it’s already teased that this will be its biggest show ever.

What Platforms Is It On?

Bethesda has confirmed Fallout 76 is being released for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Unfortunately, there’s no word about a Nintendo Switch release, which didn’t seem out of the question after the Skyrim re-release made it to that platform. That could always be coming later, but for the time being, it’s only coming to those three platforms.

Who’s Developing It?

Bethesda Game Studios, the Maryland-based developer responsible for the Elder Scrolls series and both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, is at work on the game. It’s possible other Bethesda studios are also working on the project, but BGS is the only one confirmed in the extremely brief fact sheet shared with the press. Obsidian, developer of the beloved Fallout: New Vegas, had previously suggested it isn’t involved with what Bethesda was teasing.

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What Is Vault 76?

Given the game’s name and what we see in the trailer, Vault 76 is seemingly set to play a major role in the game. Although it’s not a place we’ve visited before, this isn’t the series’ first mention of it. Both Fallout 3 and 4 reference it and, according to the Fallout Wikia, it was occupied by 500 people who were meant to be a control group. It was intended to be opened 20 years after a nuclear war. A poster seen in the Vault shows its existence was meant to mark the United States’ tricentennial in 2076.

When Does It Take Place?

Fallout 76 is at least partially set in the year 2102, based on the date subtly displayed on a Pip-Boy in the trailer. In Fallout lore, the bombs fell in 2077, and the first Fallout game was set in 2161; Fallout 2 in 2241; Fallout 3 in 2277; New Vegas in 2281; and Fallout 4 in 2287. That would mean this game is set far earlier than any previous title, which could offer a different sort of perspective on the world. The specific date on the Pip-Boy is October 27, 2102; that could be pointing to a release date for the game.

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What Is Reclamation Day?

One of the most striking shots in the trailer shows the Vault’s atrium decorated for something called Reclamation Day. Based on the celebration and imagery, it’s likely this is the day the Vault is meant to open and the occupants are meant to begin rebuilding the outside world. What’s curious is that the aforementioned dates don’t quite match up–if the Vault was supposed to open 20 years after the bombs fell, why have 25 years gone by?

What Song Is Playing?

The trailer begins with the Pip-Boy playing a song–“Country Roads” by John Denver. It talks about going home to West Virginia, which could perhaps serve as the location for the Vault 76 and the game.

PlayStation Plus Games for June 2018 Revealed

Sony has announced the PlayStation Plus games for next month, with XCOM 2 headlining the list.

The tactical strategy game will be joined by Trials Fusion as the PlayStation 4 offerings for June. Meanwhile, on PlayStation 3, Zombie Driver HD and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be available.

Last but not least, Vita owners can look forward to Atomic Ninjas and Squares next month. The full list is below:

  • XCOM 2 (PS4)
  • Trails Fusion (PS4)
  • Zombie Driver HD (PS3)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PS3)
  • Atomic Ninjas (Vita)
  • Squares (Vita)

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PS4’s Free PS Plus Games For June 2018 Announced

With the first Tuesday of June approaching, Sony has confirmed the lineup of free games that PlayStation Plus owners will be able to download during the month. June 2018 brings another set of six games spread across PS4, PS3, and Vita.

This is an unusual month where each platform gets only the standard two games apiece, as there isn’t Cross-Buy support for any of them. On PS4, the lineup is still quite good–the biggest title of the month is the stellar tactics game XCOM 2. That’s complemented by the fun platformer/racing game hybrid Trials Fusion, which has a theme song that will never leave your brain.

On PS3, the first game is Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which blends the series’ realistic shooting action with futuristic tech. The older console also gets the Complete Edition of Zombie Driver HD, an isometric action game where you’ll drive around a car slaughtering zombies.

Finally, Sony’s handheld gets Atomic Ninjas, a multiplayer-centric action game, and Squares, a puzzle game where you’ll race the clock to change the color of, well, squares.

All of these games will be available beginning on Tuesday, June 5. It’s not too late to still claim May’s free PS Plus games; those include Beyond: Two Souls and Rayman Legends on PS4, which received a total of three games thanks to Cross-Buy. Those games will be replaced on Tuesday by June’s lineup.

PS Plus Free Games Lineup For June 2018

PS4

  • Trials Fusion
  • XCOM 2

PS3

  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • Zombie Driver HD: Complete Edition

Vita

  • Atomic Ninjas
  • Squares

Team Sonic Racing Announced

SEGA has announced Team Sonic Racing, a new racing title from developer Sumo Digital.

The game, which was teased earlier this year at SXSW, will receive a physical and digital release this winter for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and a digital-only release for PC.

Team Sonic Racing will feature a variety of single-player and multiplayer modes, including Grand Prix, Exhibition, Time-Trial, and Team Adventure. Players can race as a team and work together using various moves and special items (aka Wisps) to aid their teammates and get ahead of the competition.

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Fortnite Rolls Out Shopping Carts

Fortnite’s latest patch, 4.3, is now out and officially adds the game’s first vehicle in the form of a shopping cart.

As detailed on Epic’s recent blog post, players can now take a ride in their very own shopping cart. You can push and jump in the cart solo or with a friend. One person can shoot from the passenger seat. The vehicle was first teased earlier this week.

Fortnite’s shopping cart, image via Epic’s blog post.

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LEGO DC Super-Villains Officially Announced

After leaks and teases, Warner Bros. Games has officially unveiled LEGO DC Super-Villains.

The game is set to release October 16 on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. LEGO DC Super-Villains sees the Justice League disappearing and offers up an open world for The Joker, Harley Quinn, Deathstroke and more.

It’s up to you and the Injustice League to take on a group of superhero wannabes called the Justice Syndicate. On top of that, LEGO DC Super-Villains will be about spray-painting walls in Metropolis and scaring Gotham residents.

Now we’ve heard about this game for several months at this point. LEGO DC Villains was rumored earlier this year (along with the already announced LEGO Incredibles), and then Walmart Canada listed the game as well as Rage 2 and more.

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