Fallout 76: First Beta Timings Released

The timings for the first Fallout 76 beta test have been released.

The “Break-it Early Test Application” will be open for specific windows of time pre-release, and is open only to those who pre-ordered the game.

The first test phase comes only for Xbox One – here are the timings:

  • US Pacific: 4pm – 8pm , Tuesday 23 October
  • US Eastern: 7pm – 11pm, Tuesday 23 October
  • UK: 12 midnight – 4am, Wednesday 24 October
  • Australia (Sydney time): 10am – 2pm, Wednesday 24 October

The game is currently available to pre-load on Xbox One, so that you don’t eat into that beta time with a big download.

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Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night’s Soundtrack Is Being Released On Vinyl

Mondo, the company that produces high-quality, limited edition posters, collectibles, apparels, and more, is bring the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night soundtrack to vinyl. The 2XLP will be available on October 24 and is being released in partnership with Castlevania developer and publisher Konami.

“Originally released for the Playstation 2, Symphony of the Night is considered one of the most essential video games of all time, and one of the parents of the genre now known as the ‘Metroidvania,'” Mondo says. “The story follows Alucard, the son of Dracula, directly after the events of Rondo of Blood, and his attempt to stop his father’s castle’s sudden reappearance.

“This double LP features 41 tracks from the game (including seven bonus tracks from the Sega Saturn version of the game) all remastered for vinyl, and featuring all new original artwork by Jasmin Darnell.”

The soundtrack will be available on three different colorways: 2x 180 Gram Black, Gold, and Bone. The bone version is limited to 1,000 copies. It’s also available in Gram Bone or Silver Swirl with a white splatter, or a Gram Translucent Red colored vinyl, which will be available at record stores. The Black, Gold, and Bone (limited), and Bone/Silver Swirl with white splatter, meanwhile, will be available at MondoTees.com. Each of these vinyls will be priced at $35 and you can see images of them below.

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The next few weeks are going to be quite Castlevania heavy, which will no doubt be welcoming to fans of the series, who have been underserved as of late. On October 26, Season 2 of Netflix’s Castlevania animated series will be available to stream. It is once more written by acclaimed comic book writer Warren Ellis, with Richard Armitage reprising his role as Trevor Belmont.

Also on October 26, Konami will launch Castlevania Requiem on PlayStation 4. This digital release will have Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Rondo of Blood in one package. Both titles are their original releases emulated for the PlayStation 4, with updates that take advantage of the new hardware. These updates include 4K/1080p upscaling, multiple high resolution backgrounds, different rendering options such as smoothing and full Trophy support.

Sadly, the version of Symphony of the Night included in this package is based on the PSP release that was included in Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles. This version, though faithful to the PlayStation original in most respects, removes the iconic “What is a man?” moment from the game, which has come to be quite beloved in the Castlevania fan community.

Fortnite: Save the World Free-to-Play Delayed Out of 2018

Fortnite: Battle Royale is so popular that it’s easy to forget that Fortnite: Save the World, Epic Games’ original vision for the game.The PvE mode was supposed to get some new life by joining in Battle Royale as a free-to-play mode this year, but that move has now been pushed into 2019.

“We decided to move the free-to-play launch of Save the World out of this year,” explained Epic in a news post. “We’re working on a broad set of features, reworks, and backend system scaling we believe are needed to go free-to-play. Save the World has grown consistently since our launch in July 2017, and Fortnite overall has experienced unprecedented growth.

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Guillermo Del Toro to Direct Stop Motion Animated Pinocchio Film for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro has announced that he will be co-directing a stop motion animated version of the beloved tale of Pinocchio.

As reported by Deadline, Pinocchio will be his first feature deal to direct since 2017’s The Shape of Water, in which he won Best Director and the film won Best Picture at the Oscars.

As with del Toro’s other films, his version of Pinocchio will be a much darker version, and the director has taken inspiration from “Gris Grimly’s original designs drawn from Carlo Collodi’s 1883 novel, the Adventures of Pinocchio.”

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Reign of the Supermen Exclusive Trailer Debut

Reign of the Supermen is the upcoming sequel to 2018’s The Death of Superman, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s animated adaptation of the classic DC Comics storyline. You can watch IGN’s exclusive trailer debut for Reign of the Supermen in the player above or embedded below.

The film, which is slated to arrive on Blu-ray and Digital in early 2019, picks up after the events of The Death of Supermen where a world without the Man of Steel is suddenly populated by several mysterious Supermen: Steel, Cyborg Superman, Superboy, and The Eradicator.

In the meantime, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and even the villainous Lex Luthor are left to ponder what to do about these new Supermen who have arrived on the scene. The cast of characters also includes the Justice League, Cat Grant, and G. Gordon Goffrey.

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Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis Tells Us Which Records It’s Broken

Halloween has had one of the best openings for an October movie ever, but star Jamie Lee Curtis wants fans to look beyond its $77.5 million USD in opening weekend sales.

“OK. I’m going for one BOAST post,” Curtis recently tweeted, listing the new film’s accolades. “Biggest horror movie opening with a female lead. Biggest movie opening with a female lead over 55. Second biggest October movie opening ever. Biggest Halloween

opening ever.”

In the film, Curtis reprises her role of Laurie Strode from the 1978 original. Halloween smashed the franchise’s previous record holder, Rob Zombie’s 2007 remake of the ’78 original, which took in $26 million USD.

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Black Ops 4 Will Receive ‘Several’ Updates to Improve Network Performance

Since Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched last week, some players have experienced issues with network latency that have kept them from fully enjoying its online multiplayer modes. However, developer Treyarch plans on this being a temporary problem, as the studio is currently working on a fix.

“For a game launch with as massive a population as ours hitting so many global servers at once, we configure our infrastructure to ensure game stability as the highest priority over all other factors,” Treyarch said on Reddit. “Now that we’re past the initial launch of the game, we are focusing on fine-tuning network performance across the globe, using the real-world data we have collected.

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Netflix Has Renewed Disenchantment for 20 More Episodes

We’ll be spending a lot of time in Dreamland over the next three years; Netflix has renewed Disenchantment for 20 more episodes, in addition to the 10 episodes still remaining in Season 1 that have yet to premiere.

The rest of Season 1 will debut in 2019, with 20 new episodes rolling out over the course of 2020 and 2021.

Creator Matt Groening gave a statement to accompany the news: “We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix. Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.”

Disenchantment follows the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). Along the way, the oddball trio encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. Other members of the voice cast include John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery.

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