Need For Speed Community Manager Says The Game Isn’t Dead

Need For Speed Payback’s Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR should have rolled out in December’s update as part of the new Abandoned Cars feature, but was delayed due to a bug. This wasn’t met with much understanding, and the developers have addressed the community’s ire, calling out inappropriate behavior, and responding to claims that the game is dead by assuring fans that “the active player base is healthy.”

Global Manager of Community Engagement, Ben “F8RGE” Walke took to Reddit to address multiple topics. The first of the Reddit posts is a hefty one, and while it recognises players’ passion, it goes on to say that “there is a line that shouldn’t be crossed, and some of the abuse that I’ve seen hurled around over the last 24hours or so is shocking.”

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Warframe Dev Answers 5 Questions About Its Newest Eidolon Update

As sure as the hands on a clock tick forward, Warframe is getting another major update. This one is called Shrine of the Eidolon, and builds upon the open-world Plains of Eidolon area added late last year.

The biggest additions (literally) are two new hulking Eidolon to hunt down, the Gantulyst and the Hydrolyst. Both are larger and more difficult to take down than the original Teralyst, which was already a hefty challenge.

A vehicle called the Dargyn is also being added to the plains, which you can hijack from enemy Grineer and fly around on. It’s new ground for Warframe, and something I’m certainly interested in seeing developer Digital Extremes explore more.

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Comic Book Reviews for February 7, 2018

The comic book industry started off February on a strong note this week. DC gave us a touching, two-pronged Swamp Thing adventure in Swamp Thing Winter Special #1 and continued the Justice League/Young Animal crossover in Mother Panic/Batman #1. Marvel debuted the very promising new series X-Men Red and brought Dan Slott’s Amazing Spider-Man run one step closer to completion. And Image gave us a pivotal new chapter of The Walking Dead while launching Ivan Brandon and Esad Ribic’s VS.

Scroll down to check out our reviews for these and various other new releases, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.

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Venom Teaser Trailer Hints at Eddie Brock’s Transformation

The first teaser trailer for Sony’s Venom has arrived, coming the day after the studio unveiled the official teaser poster for the upcoming comic book adaptation. Check out the teaser trailer below:

The first official footage from the upcoming movie focuses heavily on Tom Hardy’s Eddie Brock and less so on story. Notably absent in the trailer is the Venom symbiote itself, though there are plenty of other Easter eggs and moments of note in the minute-long video. Stay tuned for our full trailer breakdown, coming later today.

Venom wrapped filming a couple of weeks ago, so chances are Venom isn’t present in this trailer simply because the footage of the iconic Marvel character wasn’t ready for the world to see — especially since the film still has plenty of post-production work in the months ahead before its October 5th release date. Still, the movie is leaning heavily on the symbiote for its marketing, with both the final shot of the teaser trailer and the teaser poster lingering on a minimalist version of Venom’s signature eyes on a black background.

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Hands-on With Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom’s Awesome Battle System

The original Ni No Kuni remains one of the absolute best traditional JRPGs that the PlayStation 3 has to offer, so it’s no surprise that we were super stoked to hear that the sequel, Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, is just around the corner. While the incredibly-talented Studio Ghibli is no longer involved this time around, developer Level-5 has continually given us confidence that this follow-up is in good hands.

We got a chance to play about four hours of Revenant Kingdom, which included all manners of its new, incredibly expansive gameplay. Here are three major reasons why we’re excited for its March release.

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The 15:17 to Paris Review

As a director, when Clint Eastwood gets it right, he gets it really right but when he doesn’t, he really doesn’t. With The 15:17 to Paris, it’s a classic example of Eastwood dropping the ball, big time.

This biographical thriller is based on the autobiography The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Soldiers by Jeffrey E. Stern, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos. It stars Stone, Sadler, and Skarlatos as themselves and reenacts their stopping the 2015 Thalys train attack. The decision for the trio to play themselves was really only ever going to go one of two ways, good or bad, and the way it has gone is really about as far away from the preferred option as possible.

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UK Daily Deals: Preorder Bayonetta 2 for Switch and Get Bayonetta for Free at Amazon, THEC64 Mini for £63

 

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If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can grab the cheapest Bayonetta 2 preorder deal at Amazon, which is only £38.00. You will also get a download code for Bayonetta 1 for free.

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Deadpool 2 Trailer Breakdown

Greetings true believers! A brand new trailer has dropped for the upcoming Deadpool sequel, and we went over it with MAXIMUM EFFORT to spot all the details you might’ve missed.

Check out all the Easter Eggs and geek morsels we uncovered in either the video above or the slideshow below!

That was everything that jumped out at us in the latest trailer for the STILL UNTITLED Deadpool sequel, which is out May 18th — what did we miss? More importantly, what do you think this movie’s actually going to be called?

Let us know in the comments, and if you want more obsessive attention to detail, let us break down the latest previews for Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story — and for all this summer’s big loud stupid movies, keep it right here on IGN.

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Google Reportedly Working on PlayStation Now-Like Game Streaming Service

Google may be preparing to make a big grab at the global video game business by launching its own subscription-based game streaming service, reports The Information.

Citing sources with knowledge of the project, the service could be offered via Google’s Chromecast, or potentially even a Google-made console.

According to the report the game streaming service plan, apparently codenamed ‘Yeti’, has been kicking around the halls of the tech giant for around two years. It also points to former Xbox and PlayStation executive Phil Harrison joining Google last month as Vice President and GM as a sign something may indeed be afoot. Harrison also served on the advisory board of cloud-gaming service provider Gaikai prior to Gaikai’s acquisition by Sony Interactive Entertainment in 2012.

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This 2 TB Sea Of Thieves Game Drive Comes With In-Game Content And A Game Pass Membership

Seagate has announced the next of its special edition game drives, this one themed around Rare’s upcoming Xbox One and PC pirate game Sea of Thieves. The 2 TB drive is pretty cool-looking, featuring the “Reaper’s Mark” logo on the purple case.

It also comes with in-game content in the form of the weapon The Midnight Blunderbuss, which I am also calling dibs on now for my sludge-rock band that I want to form. Additionally, it includes a one-month Xbox Game Pass membership. That’s notable because, with that membership, you’ll be able to get Sea of Thieves at launch on March 20 at no extra cost because first-party Xbox games are now launching into Game Pass right away. However, you must keep your subscription active or buy the game outright to continue playing after the first month.

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Seagate says the drive’s USB 3.0 speed means you won’t notice any slowdown for games playing off the drive compared to the Xbox One’s internal hard drive. The $90 Sea of Thieves drive launches on March 20 alongside the game.

In other news, Xbox has announced a $75 Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller, which is shipping to retailers now. It also features the Reaper’s Mark logo and it comes with the Ferryman Clothing Set, which you can unlock in the game on March 20. Also included are 14-day trials for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass.

And related to that, Microsoft also announced the “Xbox Pro Charging Stand” from Controller Gear. Described as a “premium charging stand,” it comes with a battery cover, a rechargeable battery, and a six-foot power cord. launches on April 5 for $50. Finally, Controller Gear is also launching a $15 standard controller stand featuring the same design. You can see all of the newly announced Sea of Thieves devices in the gallery above.

Sea of Thieves launches for Xbox One and PC on March 20 and will support cross-play between the two platforms.

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