What PlayStation Franchises Should Return on PS5?

What PlayStation Franchises Should Return on PS5?

On this week’s episode of IGN’s PlayStation show, Podcast Beyond!, host Jonathon Dornbush is joined by Brian Altano, Max Scoville, and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why Hitman 3 is one of 2021’s first great games, as well as what PlayStation franchises we hope make a return on PS5. With more word that a new Sony studio is working on bringing back existing Sony series, we discuss the likelihood of various franchises, from Uncharted to Infamous to Ape Escape, making a debut on PS5. Watch the episode above! [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=the-best-ps5-games&captions=true”] Direct Download YouTube  Apple Podcasts/iTunes Spotify Stitcher PlayerFM Podbay TuneIn Podbean Feedburner Podcast Beyond! is live every Wednesday. For more on PS5, check out our PS5 console review and our PS5 wiki guide for tips on how to best use your system. And for more Beyond, be sure to watch the first episode of our Bloodborne let’s play! [poilib element=”poll” parameters=”id=f72748d4-3754-4213-a27e-66173a199a56″] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor, host of Podcast Beyond!, and PlayStation lead. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.
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Jurassic World: Dominion Director Says Movie Connects To Netflix Animated Series

Jurassic World: Dominion Director Says Movie Connects To Netflix Animated Series

Jurassic World reignited interest in dinosaur danger in 2015 enough that it turned into a second trilogy. Netflix animated spinoff Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous began as a look at what else was happening during the events of Jurassic World. When Camp Cretaceous Season 2 hits Netflix this week, though, Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow says the animated series will help set the stage for his big finale, Jurassic World: Dominion.Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous focuses on a group of kids who, like everyone else who visits a dinosaur park, end up stranded among giant carnivorous dinosaurs and have to fend for themselves to survive. Where Season 1 focused on survival, Season 2 sees the kids “take control of their own survival.” The first season released in October 2020, and the second arrives this week, on January 22.”It’s important to me, out of respect for the writers who are continuing to expand and create, to recognize [Camp Cretaceous] as clearly its own story and its own show,” said Colin Trevorrow, who directed both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Dominion and executive produces Camp Cretaceous, in an interview with EW. “But this season–and if we’re granted further opportunities to tell the story that we have [in Season 3]–will keep weaving into the larger story and really inform some things, even in Dominion that will connect to discoveries made that I’m really excited about.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Reassessing M. Night Shyamalan's Glass After a Year With No MCU

Reassessing M. Night Shyamalan's Glass After a Year With No MCU

Two years ago this week, the release of Glass signaled the fulfillment of a decades-spanning investigation into our collective superhero obsession. It was poorly received by critics, and didn’t fare much better with fans, but is the film worth revisiting after a year where the MCU wasn’t dominating the superhero conversation? As one of the very few current filmmakers able to draw crowds based largely on name-brand recognition, M. Night Shyamalan’s most interesting and divisive movies – particularly his “Eastrail 177” trilogy, consisting of Unbreakable, Split, and Glass – are all linked by a neat sleight of hand. As with the work of Christopher Nolan or Jordan Peele, mainstream recognition and relevance have resulted from staying one step ahead of audience expectations while also keeping a finger on the ongoing pop culture pulse… even if we didn’t always realize it at the time. It’s fascinating to consider how Shyamalan’s wholly original superhero trilogy, planned in its broad strokes as early as the first film’s conception, not only exists separately from the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut that followed it, but is also inextricably linked to it. Though rendered a mere footnote amid COVID-19’s devastation, experiencing an entire year without a single MCU theatrical release in 2020 only heightens the unique dynamic between the two franchises and raises an intriguing hypothetical: Would Glass have been received differently if it was released after a year-long break from the MCU, rather than during a time where Marvel was at the center of the superhero chatter? [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2018/07/20/glass-official-trailer-comic-con-2018″] While each installment of the trilogy opened to mixed reactions (time has been exceedingly kind to Unbreakable and, despite some valid concerns, may be for Split as well), Glass could be the film that, in retrospect, stands to gain the most from comparisons to the MCU. Taking the “Super” Out of “Superhero” Time apart from Marvel’s origin stories makes it clear that the arcs of Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Thor, Stephen Strange, Carol Danvers and more are all variations of a similar theme. The overwhelming focus is on innately gifted people coming to terms with their superhero callings, living up to the potential of their powers, and never looking back. M. Night Shyamalan, however, does the exact opposite by bending the Hero’s Journey to its breaking point. Vigilante “Overseer” David Dunn (Bruce Willis), evil genius Elijah “Mr. Glass” Price (Samuel L. Jackson), and Kevin Wendell “The Horde” Crumb…
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Hitman 3 Dartmoor Assassination Guide: How To Unlock Every Challenge

Hitman 3 Dartmoor Assassination Guide: How To Unlock Every Challenge

In Hitman 3, there’s murder in the air at Dartmoor mansion, as Agent 47 finds himself caught in the middle of a battle for succession. Not only has a member of the Carlisle family been murdered in his sleep, but the head of the family is also in danger of being next on the killer’s list. It’s up to Agent 47 to stop that from happening and finish the job himself.For more guides, be sure to read our Hitman 3 mission 2 story walkthrough for Dartmoor (Murder in the Family). Otherwise, read our other assassination guides below. We’ll be posting more in the coming days.Dubai Assassination GuideTable of Contents [hide]One For The AgesOne For The AgesWith a fake funeral to prepare for, a photographer has been hired to capture what could be the final portrait of the surviving members of the Carlisle family. The only problem? His flash equipment won’t work as there’s no fuse to help power his devices. When the photographer decides to take a stroll around the estate grounds, tail him, and activate a nearby radio distraction that will draw his attention.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Pizza Hut Wants To Deliver Pizzas By Drone

Pizza Hut Wants To Deliver Pizzas By Drone

When drone technology first started to emerge as a new viable, flyable conveyance the pitch by engineers and companies emphasized the pragmatic: Drones would be a way to make unmanned deliveries, for example, of textbooks to students who live far away from schools. Many years later, and the promise for drone tech’s future is now reportedly in delivering pizzas to government-approved landing zones, because this is what 2021 looks like.The Wall Street Journal has filed a report indicating that Pizza Hut Israel is now exploring and fully expecting by June to “test sending drones to drop multiple orders” at designated spaces like parking lots–“delivery drivers will collect orders from these makeshift drone ports and take them on the final leg to customers.” In other words, customers will not yet be able to accept a delivery directly from a drone, so there’s still something to look forward to.”Drone delivery is a sexy thing to talk about, but it’s not realistic to think we’re going to see drones flying all over the sky dropping pizzas into everyone’s backyards anytime soon,” Ido Levanon told the Wall Street Journal. Levanon is the managing director of Dragontail Systems Ltd., the technology firm coordinating Pizza Hut’s drone trial.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Everything Coming to Disney+ in February 2021

Everything Coming to Disney+ in February 2021

To kick things off, Disney+ is releasing four new episodes of WandaVision every Friday in February (See our full WandaVision Season 1 release schedule here). In our review of WandaVision’s two-part Season 1 premiere, we called it ” a good introduction to the MCU’s most high-concept idea so far, but is more set-up than plot.” [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/15/wandavision-episodes-1-and-2-review”] The streamer is also dropping all five seasons of the original Muppet Show on February 19. On the movie front, Disney+ is debuting Flora and Ulysses on February 19. Per Disney, the film is “based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora’s life–and her outlook–forever.” Check out the slideshow gallery below for a spotlight of some of the most notable February Disney+ releases, followed by the full list: [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=disney-spotlight-february-2021&captions=true”] You can watch WandaVision with a Disney+ subscription for $6.99 per month. Or, you can pay $69.99 for an annual pass and save 17% when compared to paying monthly. Friday, February 5 Disney My Music Story: Yoshiki Disney Upside-Down Magic Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks (s7) WandaVision Episode 5 Friday, February 12 Life Below Zero: The Next Generation (s1) Marvel Battleworld: Mystery of the Thanostones (s1) Marvel’s Behind the Mask WandaVision Episode 6 Inside Pixar: Portraits Friday, February 19 The Book of Life Cheaper by the Dozen Cheaper by the Dozen 2 The Muppet Show (s1) The Muppet Show (s2) The Muppet Show (s3) The Muppet Show (s4) The Muppet Show (s5) Flora & Ulysses WandaVision Episode 7 Friday, February 26 Car Sos (s8) Disney Channel Games 2008 (s1) Disney Illuminations Firework Show Disneyland Paris Disney Pair of Kings (s1) Disney Pair of Kings (s2) Disney Pair of Kings (s3) Disney Roll it Back (s1) Disney’s American Dragon: Jake Long (s1) Disney’s American Dragon: Jake Long (s2) Mickey Go Local (s1) Okavango: River of Dreams Secrets of Sulphur Springs (First 5 Episodes) Shanghai Disney Resort Grand Opening Gala Myth: A Frozen Tale WandaVision Episode 8 [poilib element=”accentDivider”] David Griffin still watches DuckTales in his pajamas with a cereal bowl in hand. He’s also the TV Editor for IGN. Say hi on Twitter.
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The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Demo Leak Reveals New Secrets About Nintendo Classic

The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Demo Leak Reveals New Secrets About Nintendo Classic

A demo build for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has turned up alongside an old N64 demo cartridge which housed Nintendo racer F-Zero X. Though the demo was partially saved over, some of it was intact enough to reveal new details about the Nintendo classic.Details about the demo and its existence were shared by Forest of Illusion, a site dedicated to preserving Nintendo’s history. There were several surprises found in the demo data, including several magical spell medallions that were supposed to grant Link different abilities to help with his journey.Here’s the F-Zero X development cartridge which contains the Spaceworld 97 Zelda 64 data in the overdump. There doesn’t appear to be much code or music, just graphics and maps. Zelda 64 data begins at 0x1000000 in hex.https://t.co/DsFpv5uVau pic.twitter.com/JUyOjGRP5w — Forest of Illusion (@forestillusion) January 19, 2021 Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Twitch Indefinitely Bans Donald Trump

Twitch Indefinitely Bans Donald Trump

Twitch has indefinitely banned Donald Trump. Previously, the streaming platform temporarily suspended Trump’s Twitch account after the Capitol attacks. Now, with the ban, Trump cannot make another account nor appeal Twitch’s decision.In a statement to The Verge, a Twitch spokesperson stated, “We have indefinitely suspended President Trump’s Twitch channel due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence.””The President’s statements continue to be interpreted as calls to action, and we are taking this action to remove the potential for harm to our community and the general public. Twitch has clear rules that prohibit hateful conduct, harassment, or incitement of violence on our service, and we consider off-service events when making enforcement decisions. However, the events of the past weeks have highlighted a gap with respect to rhetoric that encourages violence, regardless of whether or not it was directly streamed on Twitch. We will be updating our policies as a result of our consideration of this situation,” the spokesperson continued.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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PS5, Xbox Series X Bundles Available At GameStop On Thursday

PS5, Xbox Series X Bundles Available At GameStop On Thursday

It’s been tough trying to snag a PS5 or Xbox Series X in 2021, but GameStop has announced customers will have another chance this Thursday, January 21. The video game retailer plans to restock PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch bundles, though a limited number of units is expected, so you’ll want to be quick if you want a new console.Unfortunately, it’s unclear exactly when the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S will be restocked. GameStop’s Twitter account will post when they’re live, but you can always keep an eye on our PS5 restock and Xbox Series X availability guides for updates. No bundles are currently available for the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but they will likely appear at the links below tomorrow. People can expect a variety of extra accessories and games thrown into the bundles, which will make them more expensive than the standard consoles. PlayStation 5 bundles See PS5 at GameStop Xbox Series X|S bundles See Xbox at GameStop Nintendo Switch bundles See Switch at GameStop Continue Reading at GameSpot
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