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New Destiny 2 Weapons Are Available As Next Faction Rally Event Begins

With Crimson Days now wrapped up, the next event is already live in Destiny 2. Bungie has kicked off the second Faction Rally of Season 2, giving you the opportunity to get your hands on some exclusive, faction-only gear–including some new weapons.
New rewards have been added to the special Engrams you receive for cashing in Faction Tokens. This includes the weapons that would have been sold as the Winner's Offering had Dead Orbit or Future War Cult won the previous Faction Rally event. Those weapons are now available for the first time and can be obtained like any other Faction reward.
In their place, there's also a new batch of Winner's Offerings for this Faction Rally. Each faction has one weapon that it will sell during Victory Week if it comes out on top during the Faction Rally. Dead Orbit and New Monarchy will each offer up their own pulse rifle, while Future War Cult will have a scout rifle. The winning faction will sell its gun for 50,000 Glimmer to all players..

What You Need To Know About Ex Machina Director’s New Film, Annihilation

Between Arrival, Blade Runner 2049, and Altered Carbon, we've had a pretty good run of science fiction entertainment over the last few years. One of the most memorable modern sci-fi movies is Ex Machina, written and directed by Alex Garland. Three years after its release, Garland's next movie, Annihilation, is gearing up for release, and it looks to be just as ambitious.
Based on the novel of the same name, Annihilation follows a biologist, an anthropologist, a psychologist, a surveyor, and a linguist as they investigate a strange, uncharted stretch of land. What they find there, however, promises to take viewers on a mild-melting sci-fi journey.
Garland, who video game fans may also know for his work on Enslaved: Odyssey to the West and DmC: Devil May Cry, recently visited the GameSpot offices and sat down with us to discuss his film, specifically the approach to adapting the book for the big screen, and what attracted him to the story.
On top of that, he also takes the time..

New Battlefield Will Be Playable At EA Play, Which Returns Before E3 This Year

Rather than being a part of E3 proper, Electronic Arts will once again host its own dedicated event just prior to the start of the gaming industry's major event in June. EA has confirmed the first details about EA Play 2018, including the fact that the next Battlefield will be playable there.
As you'd expect, there are virtually no details on what the game will be; EA simply says that EA Play attendees will “have a chance to play the next Battlefield experience.” The publisher had previously confirmed the next entry in the series would release later this year, so we'd expect to have learned the first details by the time June rolls around. However, we've learned nothing yet about what to expect from the game, including what era it will take place in after Battlefield 1 went to World War I.
EA Play 2018 will take place in Los Angeles' Hollywood Palladium from June 9-11; E3 begins the following day, on June 12, also in LA. A press conference will take place on Jun..

Metal Gear Actor Reads Mueller’s Russia Indictment

As part of an investigation into Russia's interference with the United States' 2016 election, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted a number of Russian citizens and companies. The indictment itself is an incredible read, but why do so yourself when one of Metal Gear Solid's most memorable voices can do it for you?
Voice actor Paul Eiding has provided a voice to numerous characters in games, TV shows, and movies. Among his most famous roles is that of Colonel Roy Campbell, a recurring character from throughout the Metal Gear Solid series. He's often shared much of the political intrigue in those games, which have dealt at times with information warfare. That makes it particularly surreal to hear that very same voice reciting lines from the aforementioned indictment.
As seen in the YouTube video below, which Eiding shared on Twitter, he–as Campbell–recites about a minute of the indictment. This is all addressed to Snake, and Campbell starts out his first statement..

The Assassin’s Creed Origins DLC Where You Fight Giant Scorpions Has Been Delayed

The Curse of the Pharaohs, the second and final expansion for Assassin's Creed: Origins, is not going to launch on time. Ubisoft announced today that the expansion has been delayed by a week, shifting from March 6 to March 13.
A spokesperson for Ubisoft told GameSpot that the delay was necessary so as to “deliver the best experience possible to our players.” The expansion is included in Origins' $20 season pass or as a separate purchase on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Before its release, everyone will be able to take part in an introductory quest called Lights Among the Dunes, which will be added as part of a free Origins update on February 27. It is unclear if this date is still accurate given the delay for The Curse of the Pharaohs, but we've followed up with Ubisoft to try to find out.
The Curse of the Pharaohs adds completely new locations, including Aaru, which is the heaven-like paradise filled with beautiful reed fields…and giant scorpions. Players will also..

See Some Of Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Intense New Curse Of The Pharaohs DLC Fights in 4K

Following the release of its first DLC pack, The Hidden Ones, another Assassin's Creed Origins DLC is on the way, this one called The Curse of the Pharaohs. With its launch on PS4, Xbox One, and PC drawing near, we recently got to check it out.
In the video above, you can see about half an hour of gameplay from two different main story missions. These feature totally new locations you won't have ventured through previously, and they're home to some notable encounters. Those include one with some giant scorpions and a boss fight against an undead Nefertiti.
The Curse of the Pharaohs differs from The Hidden Ones in that it introduces a totally new storyline that is separate from that of the main game. You'll take on a variety of Egyptian beasts and famous pharaohs as you try to figure out why the dead are being brought back to life. In addition to the new areas, story, and enemies, you'll be able to acquire new outfits, gear, and weapons. Furthermore, it raises t..

PS Plus: Free PS4 Games For February 2018 Still Available

January's lineup of PS Plus games may no longer be available, but Plus members have a new batch of freebies to download for this month. February's selection of free PS Plus games have arrived, giving subscribers a chance to snag another handful of PS4, PS3, and Vita titles at no cost.
PS4 owners have two new games to download this month: the PS4 launch title Knack and the Ico-esque adventure game Rime. Additionally, one of last month's freebies, the PSVR shooter Starblood Arena, is also still available at no cost for PS Plus subscribers until March 6.
PS3 owners likewise have two games to choose from this month: the 2D platformer Spelunker HD and the turn-based RPG Mugen Souls Z. Those with a Vita, meanwhile, will be able to download the side-scrolling adventure game Exile's End and the tactical RPG Grand Kingdom for no cost. The latter is also playable on PS4 thanks to Cross-Buy, giving PS4 owners three potential freebies to download this month.
The full lineup of ..

Everything New To Amazon Prime Video For February: The Tick, Star Trek, More Movies And TV Shows

There's good news and bad news. The bad news is Amazon is raising the prime of their prime service for those that subscribe monthly. The current $10.99 monthly cost will now be $12.99. The good news is that annual subscribers will see no increase, and there's plenty of new additions coming to Amazon Prime Video in February to make up for the extra money.
First and foremost, the new month will see the arrival of the rest of The Tick's first season. Guardians of the Galaxy's Peter Serafinowicz returns as the strange superhero, with six more installments debuting on February 23. The Tick is just one of several shows adding episodes to Amazon Prime, along with The Expanse and Mozart in the Jungle.
As for movies, 2009's Star Trek, directed by JJ Abrams, will be available to stream in February. Additionally, the original Red Dawn film, Mystic Pizza, both versions of Rollerball, and The Warriors will all be added to the service, among many other titles.
You can take a..

Fortnite Season 3 Update Launches With New Battle Pass; Here Are The Patch Notes

A major new update for Fortnite has been released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The 3.0.0 patch kicks off Season 3 for Battle Royale–which includes the release of a Battle Pass with a slate of new rewards–and makes a variety of improvements and additions to both that mode and the PvE Save the World component.
Battle Royale now runs at 60 FPS on consoles, and not just for those with a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X–this is also true of the base PS4 and Xbox One versions. This takes the place of the existing uncapped framerate mode, although developer Epic has added a 30 FPS mode as an option if you'd prefer an improvement to visual quality at the expense of framerate.
Across consoles and PC in Battle Royale and Save the World, Fortnite's building has been improved in a variety of ways; there is now an option to continuously build by holding a button, and another to have the game auto-switch between materials when you run out. Additionally, you can build right through most objects now, w..

What’s New On Netflix This Week: Mute, Fullmetal Alchemist Movie, More Movies And Shows

The last full week of February brings a bunch of new shows and movies to watch on Netflix. From talk shows to original movies to animate adaptations, there's more than enough to binge if you've got the time. Likely the biggest addition of the week is the live-action movie adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist. The film, based on the popular anime, was released in Japan back in December. In lieu of a theatrical release in the United States, it will instead stream on Netflix. You can read all about it in our Fullmetal Alchemist review.
Joining it are new seasons of Netflix originals Marseille, Seven Seconds, and Ugly Delicious. Additionally, February 18 saw the premiere of the streamer's new weekly talk show, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. Based on what's been revealed about the series thus far, it sounds like a hybrid of a traditional talk show and McHale's former E! series The Soup.
Rounding out the week is Mute, the new film from Moon and World of Warcraft..