Adam Sandler Movies Reach “Half A Billion” Hours Watched On Netflix

Adam Sandler's Netflix movies might not get the best reviews, but they are unquestionably popular. As part of its latest earnings report this week, Netflix said its users have spent “more than half a billion hours enjoying the films of Adam Sandler” since the release of 2015's The Ridiculous 6.
That movie was followed up by The Do-Over in 2016, while the third Sandler Netflix movie, Sandy Wexler, came out last week. It's not immediately clear if the “half a billion hours” figure includes movies on Netflix that aren't exclusive to the platform such as Mr. Deeds and Punch-Drunk Love.
Sandler's first deal with Netflix was for four movies, which means there is still one more to come after Sandy Wexler. In March, Netflix announced a new four-movie deal with Sandler, bringing the total number of films up to eight. All of the movies are exclusive to Netflix.
We already knew that Sandler's movies are popular on Netflix, as The Ridiculous 6 was the most-watched mo..

Street Fighter 5 Adding New Thailand Stage And School Costume DLC Next Week

Capcom has announced the next DLC for fighting game Street Fighter V. Coming to the game next week is the well-known Thailand stage from past games, remastered for the PS4 and PC game.
“The stage's intricate bell and statues have been carefully recreated in SFV with great detail, as well as the stage's memorable theme,” Capcom said in a blog post.
The publisher went on to say that it experimented with a night-time version of the Thailand stage, with the lighting coming from candles. However, Capcom decided against this, instead opting to “stay true to the original stage as much as possible.”
The new Thailand stage launches on April 25 for $4/¥400 /€4. Alternatively, you can buy it for 70,000 Fight Money, which is Street Fighter V's in-game currency system.
Also coming to Street Fighter V on April 25 are new school costumes for Ryu, Chun-Li, and Juri. As you can see in the images above, Juri now has a “gothic” look, while Chun-Li's costume aims to make her look like ..

New Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Video Shows Off The Warden

Ahead of its release in June, Bethesda today released a new trailer for The Elder Scrolls Online's Morrowind expansion, this one focusing on the new cool-looking Warden class.
“With the versatility to act as a damage dealer, a healer, or protector (or any combination in between) the Warden's powerful and unique nature-based magic brings an entirely new element to ESO,” Bethesda said in a press release.
Players can “fully” customize the Warden, Bethesda said. As you can see in the video embedded above, the Warden can summon a War Bear or plants that spring up from the ground as healing elements.
The Warden is just one part of what's new with the Morrowind expansion. It also adds the Vvardenfell location, with a storyline involving the warrior-poet Vivec. A new PvP mode is also included with the add-on.
The Morrowind expansion launches on June 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For lots more ont he expansion, check out GameSpot's interview with game director Matt ..

49 Hours Later, The First Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 100% Speedrun Is Complete

What is reportedly the world's first 100 percent speedrun of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been completed–and it took more than 49 hours.
According to Eurogamer and Kotaku, the player Xalikah completed a 100 percent speedrun of the celebrated role-playing game in 49 hours, nine minutes, and 41 seconds. By comparison, regular speedruns–that is, completing the story alone as fast as possible–have been completed in around 40 minutes.
A 100 percent completion of Breath of the Wild is seriously challenging, as you need to complete the map percentage counter, which involves collecting all 900 Korok seeds, climbing every tower, and discovering every region. You must also fully upgrade various armor sets and acquire all key items. You can see a full rundown of what's required for a 100 percent playthrough here.
Xalikah told Kotaku, “The hard part is thinking about all the items and stuff you need. Especially when the lack of sleeps kicks in. I had a good start on th..

Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Writers Revealed

The writers for Star Wars: Battlefront II have been revealed.
The story has two main scribes: Walt Williams, who wrote the story for the well-received military shooter Spec Ops: The Line, and former IGN video game editor Mitch Dyer.
Game director Mark Thompson told Glixel that both Williams and Dyer are “voracious fans” of Star Wars; each posses an “encyclopedia knowledge of everything that existed” in Star Wars, he said.
Unlike many Star Wars stories, Battlefront II's is told from the perspective of an Empire soldier. The game picks up after the events of Return of the Jedi, putting you into the boots of Iden Versio.
“Between the original trilogy and the new trilogy, there were stories starting to be published [as fiction], but no 'visual' storytelling,” Thompson said about choosing this particular era for Battlefront II. “There wasn't anything visual or interactive that had been done in that space. That seemed like a good place for us to do something different ..

Xbox Live Issues Reported On Xbox One

Some areas of Xbox Live are running into some problems today.
While Xbox Live itself appears to be operating normally, the Party and Game Invites features for Xbox One are experiencing issues, according to a post on the Xbox Live status site. It's not immediately clear how widespread the issues are, but Rocket League is one of the affected games.
We'll report back as new information becomes available regarding these issues. If you're experiencing the problems, let us know in the comments below.
We're seeing reports of issues with party and game invites for some customers. Thank you for your patience while our teams investigate!
— Xbox Support (@XboxSupport) April 18, 2017

Video Game Metal Band Releases New Metroid, Kirby Covers

Powerglove, a band that plays instrumental covers of video game songs, has released new tracks from its upcoming album. The album, Continue?, has something of a unique release model. One track debuts each month for the next 13 months, with a physical box set of the album launching at that time.
The first two songs, “Kraid's Lair” from the Metroid series, and “Kirby” from that franchise of the same name, are out now. You can stream them through YouTube and Spotify or buy the tunes from digital stores for about $1. The songs sound like classic Powerglove–heavy, melodic, and driving. You can listen to “Kraid's Lair” and “Kirby” through the YouTube embeds below.
Continue? is Powerglove's sixth full-length album, following Total Pwnage (2005), Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man (2007), Saturday Morning Apocalypse (2010), TV Game Metal (2012), and Video Game Metal (2014).
Powerglove gets its name from the NES accessory of the same name. The band has performed at video game sho..

Rocket League Passes New Player Milestone

Rocket League has reached a new milestone for registered users. The popular soccer-with-cars game now has an astonishing 30 million registered players, up from almost 29 million in March.
The game has not sold that many copies, however, as the figure includes copies of the game given away to PlayStation Plus subscribers at launch in July 2015. Individual PlayStation Network and Xbox Live accounts are counted, too, even though not everyone might have bought copy. In terms of actual sales, the latest number that developer Psyonix disclosed was 10.5 million.
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To all 30 million of our players around the world, thank you! 🏎️🚀🏎️🚀🏎️🚀 pic.twitter.com/YDIKcIJKOw
— Rocket League (@RocketLeague) April 18, 2017Whatever the case, 30 million players is a huge number and the fact that the $20 game continues to grow is impressive.
Rocket League's continued popularity is also part of the reason why Psyonix is not rushing to make Rocket League 2 anytime..

Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s Writers Revealed

The writers for Star Wars: Battlefront II have been revealed.
The story has two main scribes: Walt Williams, who wrote the story for the well-received military shooter Spec Ops: The Line, and former IGN video game editor Mitch Dyer.
Game director Mark Thompson told Glixel that both Williams and Dyer are “voracious fans” of Star Wars; each posses an “encyclopedia knowledge of everything that existed” in Star Wars, he said.
Unlike many Star Wars stories, Battlefront II's is told from the perspective of an Empire soldier. The game picks up after the events of Return of the Jedi, putting you into the boots of Iden Versio.
“Between the original trilogy and the new trilogy, there were stories starting to be published [as fiction], but no 'visual' storytelling,” Thompson said about choosing this particular era for Battlefront II. “There wasn't anything visual or interactive that had been done in that space. That seemed like a good place for us to do something different ..

Persona 5’s Fantastic, 110-Song Soundtrack Now Available For Sale

Persona 5 has a lot going for it, and that includes an excellent original soundtrack. Luckily, you can now enjoy its wonderful jazzy music whenever you want.
Atlus today announced that Persona 5's soundtrack is now available for purchase on iTunes. This is the full, 110-song album that's available for download. That includes the phenomenal menu music track, “Phantom,” which is my personal favorite.
Being so large, it comes with the somewhat hefty price tag of $30. Alternatively, you can pick up individual songs for $1.29 each. That pricing applies to the lengthier songs that run 4-5 minutes as well as those that last less than 60 seconds.
Persona 5 released earlier this month for PS4 and PS3 to rave reviews. Free and paid DLC have since arrived, delivering new costumes and music based on other Atlus games, among other things. New DLC arrived today themed around Persona 2, with more still to come. You can check out the full Persona 5 DLC schedule here.