Thor: Ragnarok Director Will Play an Imaginary Hitler in His New Film

Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Ragnarok, will be playing an imaginary version of Hitler in his next project, a dramedy called Jojo Rabbit that begins filming this spring.

AV Club reports the original log line for the script, which sheds a bit more light, and context, onto the character.

“After being severely hurt by a grenade at Hitler youth camp, a prideful and nationalistic ten-year old boy discovers that his mother is hiding a fifteen year old Jewish girl in their house.” The boy’s imaginary friend is a version of Hitler that is far removed from reality, with Waititi describing him as “goofy” and “charming” while “

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Avengers: Infinity War Trailer Coming Tomorrow

After a small tease from directors Joe and Anthony Russo yesterday, Marvel has confirmed the latest Avengers: Infinity War trailer is arriving soon.

The official Marvel Twitter account posted a teaser video promising a world premiere trailer tomorrow. There’s no new footage from the film itself in the teaser, however.

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Fortnite: Battle Royale Removes Another Weapon

A new update is now available for Fortnite, which means players can now find some new items and content in both Battle Royale and Save the World modes. However, there’s one weapon in particular that will no longer appear in the game–at least, for now.

Following Fortnite’s 3.3 patch, smoke grenades have now been moved into the “Vault,” effectively removing the item completely from Battle Royale. This doesn’t necessarily mean that smoke grenades won’t eventually return to the game, but for the time being, players will no longer be able to find them as loot during a match.

Epic explained that the reason smoke grenades are being moved into the Vault is because the items “are just not being used quite as much as we wanted them to.” However, the developer says it may potentially rework and reintroduce the grenades to Battle Royale at some point in the future when it feels they’re “ready.”

Smoke grenades are the second weapon to be moved into the Vault thus far, after the SMG was removed from Battle Royale last month. “As we add more weapons, consumables, and other item types, we want to make sure that the balance of itemization isn’t ruined,” Epic said at the time. “Expect more items to be released (and likewise vaulted!) in the future. And of course, items will often come back out of the Vault when the timing is right.”

While smoke grenades may be gone, a new weapon has taken their place in Battle Royale. Following the 3.3 update, players can now find and use remote explosives. As their name suggests, these can be placed on the map and detonated from a distance. The update also introduced Supply Llamas, a new form of loot drop that can be found hidden in unusual locations.

Overwatch Update Will Nerf Sombra, Here’s How

Since an Overwatch update released in February, complaints have emerged about Sombra. Specifically, her hack has been deemed too effective following the changes made in that patch, and now Blizzard has confirmed that it plans to dial things back a bit in a future update.

Designer Geoff Goodman shared the news on Overwatch’s forums in response to a thread calling for Sombra to be nerfed. Among other things, the February patch decreased the cast time of her Hack ability and expanded the number of abilities it blocks. Goodman confirmed that the next patch to be released will address some of the complaints about how Hack now works.

The first change involves imposing a two second cooldown whenever Hack is interrupted by damage. According to Goodman, “With this change, Sombra will have to be more careful about choosing when and who to hack instead of just holding down the button and waiting for people to miss and/or reload etc.”

Blizzard’s other adjustment involves line of sight. As it stands, there is a 0.1 second period of time at the end of Hack’s cast where it can’t be canceled by abilities like Tracer’s recall or Zarya’s shields, or by Sombra losing sight of her target. The video below was shared in the initial post of the thread and shows off cases where Sombra is able to complete a Hack in situations where she seemingly shouldn’t.

Goodman explained that the 0.1 second window “exists so [Hack] doesn’t constantly get broken by very small line of sight blockers such as light posts and signs, etc.” Blizzard has decided to remove this window and instead use “multiple LOS checks to make sure the small LOS blockers are still not a problem. In addition to this, we’re speeding up the update rate of her hacking so that it is more responsive in checking for these fail conditions. The combination of these things means it should be much more reasonable to respond to a hack targeting you.”

He concluded, “The intent of all of her recent changes is still to increase her overall strength and viability. We’re keeping a close eye on her to make sure she lands in a good place.”

There’s no word on when the patch with these changes will be coming. We also don’t yet know when Overwatch’s new character, Brigitte, is due out, but she’s been available on the PC version’s Public Test Realm for some time now. As such, a full PC, PS4, and Xbox One release for her may not be far off.

New On Amazon Prime Video In April: Vikings, Friday The 13th, And More Movies And TV Shows

As spring kicks into high gear, Amazon Prime Video has plenty of new titles for you to watch in the month of April. From classic horror movies to new seasons of original programming, there are more than enough new titles for you to bring through any April showers that may keep you in the house.

When it comes to films, the new month sees classics like Friday the 13th, Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, and Carrie becoming available to stream–along with several modern horror films including Paranormal Activity, The Rage: Carrie 2 and Red State. Additionally, Escape From New York, Basic Instinct, Kickboxer, and Wayne’s World 2 will all be added on April 1.

On the Prime originals front, new seasons of Bosch and All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys are set to debut, plus the premiere season of Little Big Awesome. Meanwhile, though it’s not an original, the latest season of History’s Vikings will become available on April 25.

You can take a look at everything being added to Amazon Prime Video in April below. In case you missed it, make sure to check out the service’s March additions, as well.

April 1

  • 30 Beats
  • 52 Pick-Up
  • A Simple Plan
  • Basic Instinct
  • Brooklyn’s Finest
  • Carrie
  • Danny Roane: First Time Director
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Escape from New York
  • Eye for An Eye
  • Flashback
  • For a Few Dollars More
  • Fred 3: Camp Fred
  • Fred: Night of the Living Fred
  • Fred: The Movie
  • Friday the 13th
  • Funny About Love
  • Gamer
  • Hangman
  • Hellbenders 3D
  • Internal Affairs
  • Kickboxer
  • Ladybugs
  • Life Stinks
  • Marathon Man
  • Married to the Mob
  • Meatballs
  • Miami Blues
  • Mystery Team
  • Mystic River
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Philadelphia
  • Prancer
  • Project Nim
  • Quigley Down Under
  • Red State
  • Salsa
  • Shanghai Surprise
  • She’s Having a Baby
  • Sleepers
  • Small Soldiers
  • Snake Eyes
  • Spaceballs
  • Stand Up Guys
  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Superstar
  • Tenderness
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre II
  • The Big Wedding
  • The Conspirator
  • The Dogs of War
  • The Foot Fist Way
  • The Karate Kid
  • The King of Comedy
  • The Man in the Moon
  • The Marc Pease Experience
  • The Phantom
  • The Rage: Carrie 2
  • The Replacements
  • The Thomas Crown Affair
  • The Winning Season
  • Throw Momma from the Train
  • Trading Mom
  • Troy
  • Up in Smoke
  • Uptown Girls
  • Warpath
  • Wayne’s World 2
  • Wishmaster
  • Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies
  • Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell
  • Wishmaster 4: The Prophecy Fulfilled

April 2

  • Chavela
  • Psychopaths

April 5

  • Blame
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

April 6

  • The Florida Project

April 10

April 12

  • I Can Do Bad All by Myself
  • Saturday Church

April 13

  • Bosch Season 4 (Prime Original)

April 15

April 18

  • Aida’s Secrets

April 23

  • Red Rock Season 3

April 24

  • Vikings Season 5

April 25

  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

April 27

  • All or Nothing: Dallas Cowboys Season 3 (Prime Original)
  • Little Big Awesome Season 1A (Prime Original)

Toys R Us Will Close All 800 US Stores

Toys R Us, the famous American toy retailer founded some 70 years ago, will close all of its stores in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Wall Street Journal reports today that CEO David Brandon made the news official today with the filing of liquidation papers. The shutdown of the stores will result in the loss of up to 33,000 jobs in America.

According to Bloomberg, Toys R Us had hundreds of millions in debt it had to restructure this year for its US operation, but it couldn’t do that or find a buyer. It was a similar situation in the UK, where Toys R Us also failed to find a buyer. As a result, Toys R Us is closing all of its UK stores, which will affect the company’s 3,000 employees in the region, according to CNN.

Toys R Us also operates separate businesses in Canada and Asia. The company’s Asian business is reportedly the most profitable, and will continue to operate. Additionally, Toys R Us runs stores in Australia, though it remains to be seen if those stores are in jeopardy.

Toys R Us had filed for bankruptcy protection last year in the United States, so the writing was on the wall.

Brandon, the Toys R Us CEO, said sluggish holiday sales were partly to blame for the tough times. According to The Verge, Brandon said holiday says were “no short of devastating.”

The Witcher’s Geralt Is Playable In SoulCalibur 6

Geralt of Rivia will be a playable character in SoulCalibur VI, Bandai Namco and CD Projekt Red have announced. In addition, a stage based on The Witcher series, Kaer Morhen, will be available as one of the game’s arenas.

The Witcher himself will, according to a statement, keep his “signature fighting style” in his transition from open-world RPG to fighting game. He’ll be able to utilize a “combination of swordplay, ability-enhancing potions, and combat magic.” In addition to having the character, his English voice actor, and his signature stage–based on the Witchers’ training ground–there will also be the “iconic” music track from the series, Hunt or be Hunted.

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“We’ve collaborated with Bandai Namco artists to faithfully recreate Geralt, and shared original Witcher 3: Wild Hunt assets like Geralt’s model, animations, and weapons,” said CD Projekt Red community lead Marcin Momot. “I think Bandai Namco did an outstanding job of capturing all the details and introducing The Witcher to SoulCalibur in a way fans of both series will enjoy.”

Other characters coming to SoulCalibur VI include Ivy and Zasalamel. Ivy Valentine makes her comeback wielding the tricksy Ivy Blade, which has the ability to switch between a solid sword or a barbed whip. Zasalamel and his Kafziel scythe, meanwhile, looks like they’re still just as devastating at mid-to-close range.

The last SoulCalibur VI characters to be revealed recently were Kilik, Xianghua, and Nightmare–all series veterans–and Groh, a newcomer. For more, read our hands-on with SoulCalibur 6’s new characters to find out what we thought of them. A release date for the upcoming fighting game has not yet been announced; all we know is that it’s coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC this year.

Fortnite: Battle Royale – 6 Common Mistakes Beginners Make

Given the popularity of games like PUBG and H1Z1, you might be familiar with the battle royale genre. However, Fortnite: Battle Royale is a tad different from its competitors. The game takes the base premise of the genre and gives you the ability to rapidly construct fortifications, like walls and stairs, allowing you to protect yourself and create your own tactical environmental-based strategies.

Since its debut as a free-to-play mode last year, Fortnite: Battle Royale has been rapidly increasing in popularity. As a result, there’s no shortage of new players jumping into the game for the first time–you might be one yourself. To assist those looking to come out on top, we’ve detailed in the video above some of the common mistakes new players make, as well as ways to improve.

The most common mistakes we highlight in the video above include:

  1. Not Mapping Building Actions To Hotkeys
  2. Forgetting To Build Under Fire
  3. Forgetting To Knock Down Enemy Forts
  4. Landing In Hot Spots
  5. Forgetting To Share Health Items
  6. Picking The Wrong Weapon

Of course, preparation and being a team player when playing cooperatively are proper solutions to these starting behaviors, but if you want more specific details on each of these points, be sure to watch the video above.

What do you think are some of biggest mistakes new players make in Fortnite: Battle Royale? Let us know in the comments below. For more Fortnite: Battle Royale guides, check out our beginner’s tips guide and our guide on 12 essential tips you should know, but if you’re more advanced, be sure to read our advanced tips guide. You can also check out our video guide on how to build more effectively.

In recent news, the latest Fortnite: Battle Royale patch that was scheduled to launch has been delayed. Epic also announced it is bringing Fortnite: Battle Royale to mobile. Those with iOS devices can now sign up for a chance to take part in an exclusive invite event. If you’re curious to see how the game runs on mobile, you can check out the first gameplay footage of Fortnite on iOS here.

Total War: Thrones Of Britannia Gameplay – 30 Minutes With Kingdom Of Wales

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New Fortnite Limited-Time Blitz Mode Announced, And It Starts Soon

Fortnite‘s recent Teams of 20 mode has come to an end, but players won’t have to wait long to jump into the next limited-time event for Battle Royale. Epic has revealed that the next special mode coming to the popular free-to-play game will be Blitz, and it kicks off on PS4, Xbox One, and PC early next week.

As previously detailed, Blitz mode features much shorter match times than usual, which Epic says results in “faster [and] more intense matches.” The maximum duration of a match in Blitz mode is 15 minutes, and each one begins with the storm circle already closing in.

To go along with the shortened match times, Epic has adjusted loot availability in Blitz mode. Most notably, the likelihood that treasure chests and ammo boxes will spawn during a match has been significantly increased. Likewise, the spawn interval of Supply Drops and their descent time has been decreased, while Floor Loot spawns “nearly 100% of the time.” Harvest resources have also been doubled, and resources found in loot has been increased.

Blitz mode begins in Battle Royale on March 19. Epic hasn’t announced an exact end date for the event, but limited-time modes typically run for a week. You can find more details about Blitz mode on the official Fortnite website.

Following a day-long delay, Fortnite’s 3.3 patch is now available on all platforms. It removes Smoke Grenades from Battle Royale and introduces a new weapon in their place, remote explosives, which can be detonated from a distance. The update also adds Supply Llamas, a new form of loot drops that can be found hidden in unusual locations.