Borderlands Movie Director Wants To Cast Cosplayers And Murder Them Brutally
The Borderlands movie has been in the works for a half-decade already, and it’s still just getting started. But it crossed a major milestone recently when Gearbox announced that Hostel director Eli Roth had come aboard to direct the video game adaptation.Roth appeared at the Gearbox PAX East panel today in Boston–he grew up in Newton–where he reacted to joining the movie and shared some new insight. In particular, he revealed that he wants to cast cosplayers in the movie, and then do terrible things to them.Starting off, though, he did his best Boston accent. You really need to watch the full video for the complete effect, but here’s what he said: “Dude, it’s f**king wicked awesome to be here. I got f**king wicked hammered last night, went to Dunkies this morning, had like four cruellers, I’m like wicked wired right now.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The Mandalorian Season 2: James Mangold, Robert Rodriguez to Direct Parts, Bryce Dallas to Return
James Mangold and Robert Rodriguez will reportedly direct parts of Season 2 of The Mandalorian alongside Bryce Dallas Howard, who is returning to the series after directing an episode in season 1. Black Series Rebels (via StarWarsNewsNet) report that both Mangold and Rodriguez have contributed in the directorial effort of Season 2 of the hit Disney Plus show. Whether this means episodes or just sequences of scenes is currently unconfirmed, although Black Series Rebel seems to think the latter. We also don’t know if Mangold and Rodriguez’s names are attached together because they helmed an episode or sequence together or separately. Season 1 of The Mandalorian had different directors direct different episodes, so having multiple director names attached to the season is not surprising. We’ll likely learn more info closer to the release of Season 2 this October when it drops on Disney Plus. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/11/08/could-the-mandalorian-catch-darth-vader”] Black Series Rebels also shared that Howard is returning to direct an episode. Howard previously directed Episode 4: Sanctuary on Season 1 of The Mandalorian last year. We thought that episode was good, giving it a 7.5 out of 10. Rodriguez’s latest directorial credit came by way of Alita: Battle Angel, although he’s known for other movies like Sin City and its sequel, the Spy Kids movies and From Dusk Till Dawn. Mangold directed Logan in 2017 and his latest movie, Ford v Ferrari, just won some awards at the Oscars. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=an-adorable-gallery-of-baby-yoda&captions=true”] We’re excited for The Mandalorian Season 2 because it means more Baby Yoda, and because we thought the first season was great. We also can’t wait to find out what happens next after that ending. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN who is excited to see Baby Yoda on his tv screen once more. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.
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Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2 Ending Explained: Who Will Play Kovacs Next?
Netflix’s Altered Carbon is not always easy to follow. When you have multiple actors playing more than one character thanks to various characters taking over other characters’ bodies, people who have been alive for millennia, and a central mystery involving ancient aliens and their futuristic technology, it can be a lot to take in. If you got to the end of Altered Carbon Season 2 and feel totally lost as to where things might go next, don’t worry–we have you covered.Warning: there are spoilers after this point! Beware if you haven’t finished Altered Carbon Season 2 yet.At the end of Season 2, Anthony Mackie’s Takeshi Kovacs (who is different from Will Yun Lee’s Kovacs, who we’ll call Kovacs Prime) is dead, having sacrificed himself to thwart the Elder being who’d invaded Quellcrist Falconer’s stack. Kovacs allowed himself to be infected, then used the power of the Elder to rain “angel fire” down on himself, killing them both.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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3 Great Xbox One Games Are Free To Play Right Now
There are a ton of free games to play this weekend across Xbox One and PC, all of which are surprisingly great. Microsoft just announced three more fantastic games for its current Free Play Days event, which runs until March 1 at 11:59 PM PT / 2:59 PM ET. Dragon Ball FighterZ, The Division 2, and Just Cause 4 are all free to play right now for Xbox Live Gold subscribers–Game Pass Ultimate includes Xbox Live Gold in its subscription.If you want to keep playing them after the event is over, then you can pick all three of them up at a very nice discount–if you’re a Game Pass for console member, then you can continue playing Just Cause 4 after this weekend as part of your subscription. Dragon Ball FighterZ is discounted to $15 USD, The Division 2 is only going for $3, and Just Cause 4 is $14. Each game’s special editions are also discounted. These deals are valid until March 2.Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fantastic and exciting 3v3 fighting game that features all of the best characters from the Dragon Ball universe–ranging from Dragon Ball Z to GT and Super. Season 3 recently kicked off with new DLC character Kefla. At launch, it scored a 9/10 in GameSpot’s Dragon Ball FighterZ review. Critic Peter Brown said, “FighterZ is complex and distinct enough to be enjoyed by fighting game competitors, but there’s no question that it’s been designed to tap into the hearts of Dragon Ball’s most dedicated fans, and no doubt those same qualities will win people over who’ve never given the series a chance.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Yes, Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2 Has A Very Different Vibe
Altered Carbon, which we called “a cyberpunk masterpiece” in our Season 1 review over two years ago, is back on Netflix for a long-awaited second season. And those who have already spun up the show for another go have likely noticed that the vibe is pretty different from Season 1. Gone are the trappings and tropes of a future-noir gumshoe mystery with a brooding protagonist and neon-soaked gutters; instead, Season 2 is a more straightforward action thriller, set on a different world, with an almost entirely new cast, and with a very different tone.”I love the world that Season 1 set up,” Altered Carbon Season 2 showrunner Alison Schapker told GameSpot during a recent interview. “Season 2 is…a little bit more of a thriller. They’re more on the run. I don’t think it has to be any particular subgenre of cyberpunk or sci-fi.”Schapker took over as showrunner during production on Season 2, receiving the torch from Season 1 showrunner and show creator Laeta Kalogridis. The two worked together on the new season for around six months before Schapker, whose previous producing credits include sci-fi shows like Alias, Fringe, and Lost, took over entirely.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Pokemon Masters’ Newest Mode Offers an Interesting Challenge
The newest feature coming to Pokemon Masters is the Battle Villa, a tower of challenging battles that can knock out sync pairs for an entire day — but only in the Battle Villa. This new event likely won’t be the thing that brings you back if you’re a lapsed player (though maybe the new chapters and sync pairs added since launch can), but it is an interesting way to mix up daily in-game tasks. If you are one of those lapsed players, here’s a short rundown of all the other things added to Pokemon Masters since its launch last summer: Chapter 19 to 24 Sync Grid Weekly bingo missions Sync pair level cap increased to 120 New sync pairs, including Legendary Pokemon Interactable characters in the Dex [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=pokemon-masters-battle-villa&captions=true”] The Battle Villa was definitely designed with longtime players in mind given how quickly it gets difficult. The challenge in this event space is to defeat as many of 25 “halls” of enemies as you can to earn tons of rewards before the two-week event is over. Each hall can have one to three rounds of opponents waiting, and you can scope out their Pokemon weaknesses through the Area Details menu like you can in any other battle. But unlike the rest of Pokemon Masters, any damage your sync pair takes stays with them for the whole day and you can only select nine sync pairs to play within the Battle Villa for that day. You can heal during a battle and once out of battle if you have the right items. However, you can’t heal any sync pair that have fainted within the Battle Villa, so you’ll need to wait until the next day to get them back. [poilib element=”quoteBox” parameters=”excerpt=…any%20damage%20your%20Sync%20Pair%20takes%20stays%20with%20them”] I went into the Battle Villa with several sync pairs of varying types at max level. At first I felt confident I’d clear the Battle Villa quickly. My recommended power was almost always vastly over what was recommended — at least for the first five halls. By the time I completed the fifth hall on the first day of playing, my sync pairs were starting to struggle to deal out enough damage to keep them in the fight. The Battle Villa did test my strategy, which was nice. I felt a bit more pressured to not only consider the obvious type matchups, but to also think about how…
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HBO's Westworld Season 3: Recapping Each Character's Season 2 Story
Time to refresh your (scrambled) memories before the premiere. Westworld Season 3 is right around the corner and if you’ve been keeping up with the trailers, you’ve probably been asking yourself some questions lately–namely: What the heck even happened last season and what is actually going on? How did a show about robotic cowboys turn into something that looks and feels like a mashup of Blade Runner and The Dark Knight? What actually happened to your favorite characters to get them into this mess?Well, don’t panic. We found ourselves in the same boat. We painstakingly broke down each moment of Season 3’s final trailer and then turned our attention to the past, poring over each and every moment of last season to try and piece together exactly what happened to each of our favs. Needless to say, it was a little confusing. But never fear, we pressed on, took rigorous notes, and did our best to reassemble the out-of-order events of Bernard’s scrambled memories.The revelation that Delos had actually been stealing information on every guest to ever set foot in the park–using the cowboy hats as brain scanners, no less–dovetailed into an even bigger revelation that the plan for the park all along had actually been to “turn guests into hosts.” This process would be completed using a giant host-creating super-server called the Forge, which not only housed all the stolen guest information, but could create any number of host bodies to install them into. Unfortunately, however, Delos quickly learned that turning a human into a host was more complicated than just uploading their brain wave patterns into a computer and, as far as we know and despite rigorous testing (conducted by an AI version of Logan–you remember, William’s friend from back in the day?) they never quite cracked the code in any sustainable way.But the hybridization of hosts and humans is the least of Dolores’s problems–she made it all the way to the Forge to try and destroy the recorded human data altogether, before deciding that it would be more beneficial to upload her fellow hosts into a super-server all their own called the Valley Beyond or the Sublime. The net result of this choice is a little hard to quantify but it basically means that Delos lost a whole bunch of their saved human data, and then the entirety of their host programs–or, well, the host programs that…
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Elimination Chamber 2020: Match Card, How To Watch, Start Time On WWE Network
The final WWE PPV before Wrestlemania is none other than Elimination Chamber, coming to the WWE Network on Sunday, March 8. Don’t expect anything too crazy to happen at this event, as it’s more about building towards story lines at WWE’s largest show of the year. As of this writing, the biggest–and only–match on the card is the women’s Elimination Chamber match where the winner will take on Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania.This year’s Elimination Chamber is taking place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In order to watch the event, you can purchase the PPV through your satellite or cable provider or subscribe to the WWE Network–which may have big changes coming to it soon. New subscribers get one month for free, which means you get both Elimination Chamber and Wrestlemania to stream for zero dollars. If you like the network, it costs $10 a month after trial period. Here are the start times for around the world for the March 8 event. Check out the WWE Network Elimination Chamber Main Card Start Time:4 PM PT7 PM ET11 PM GMT10 AM AEDT (March 9)Per usual, there will be a Kickoff Show on the WWE Network–which is also available on YouTube–one hour prior to the main card. There will be at least one match on the pre-show, alongside a whole lot of recapping what’s happened in WWE leading up to the event.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Borderlands Director Wants to Put Fans in the Movie… and Kill Them
Borderlands is being adapted into a live-action movie, and director Eli Roth wants to pay tribute to hardcore cosplayers by killing them. No, not literally. Roth briefly appeared onstage at Gearbox’s PAX East panel to voice his excitement for the project and for the fan community, calling it “a mad, insane family.” Roth then noted a desire to honor the community by selecting a handful of cosplayers to appear as extras in the film, where their characters can then be killed off in suitably Borderlands-esque ways. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/20/borderlands-movie-in-production-directed-by-eli-roth-ign-news”] It’s not clear how exactly these cosplayers will be chosen. Gearbox or Lionsgate may announce some sort of formal contest, or the filmmakers may simply reach out to individual cosplayers on a case-by-case basis. Either way, it sounds like fans interested in appearing the movie would do well to start prepping their costumes before major conventions like E3 and Comic-Con and getting their Instagram accounts up to date. As revealed earlier in February, Gearbox is partnering with Lionsgate for a live-action Borderlands movie, with Roth directing, Avi and Ari Arad producing and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin penning the screenplay. No cast or release date have been revealed yet, and based on Roth’s comments at the PAX East panel, it sounds like the project is still very much in the early stages. Gearbox co-founder Randy Pitchford did note that the recently released Sonic the Hedgehog is a sign video game adaptations may finally be living up to their potential after years of critical and commercial misfires. Find put what IGN’s staff thought of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=every-video-game-movie-in-development-almost&captions=true”] For on what to expect from the Borderlands movie and other high profile projects, here’s a breakdown of every video game movie currently in development. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.
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Great Deals on Vizio and Samsung 4K TVs
4K gaming is already here, but it will be even more prominent when the next console generation starts this fall. If you want to get your entertainment setup ready early, now is a good time to buy a 4K TV. That’s because, between now and April 15, Walmart is offering big discounts on relatively inexpensive televisions from Vizio and Samsung. Let’s take a look at what TVs you can save money on right now. Vizio M-Series Quantum TV Deals [poilib element=”commerceCta” json=”%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F27%2Fvizio1582838457520.jpeg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F27%2Fvizio1582838457520_%7Bsize%7D.jpeg%22%2C%22id%22%3A%225e5832bee4b0e6d43845edbe%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fbacv%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Vizio%2065-Inch%20M-Series%20Quantum%20TV%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Walmart%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D”] 65-Inch 4K TV – $498 (was $748) 55-Inch 4K TV – $358 ($498) These 4K QLED TVs from Vizio are an excellent choice for anyone looking to save lots of cash on a new 4K TV. They support Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and HLG content. You get 10 local dimming zones, which allows for deeper blacks and better contrast. The display can crank out 400 nits of brightness. It works with Apple AirPlay and HomeKit, plus it has Chromecast built right into it. And it has three HDMI ports, one for each game system. Perfect. Samsung 6-Series TV Deals [poilib element=”commerceCta” json=”%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F27%2Fsamsung-tv1582838493024.jpeg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F27%2Fsamsung-tv1582838493024_%7Bsize%7D.jpeg%22%2C%22id%22%3A%225e5832e4e4b0e6d43845edbf%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fb9db%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Samsung%2065-Inch%206-Series%20TV%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Walmart%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D”] 70-Inch 4K TV – $579 (was $698) 65-Inch 4K TV – $478 (was $548) 55-Inch 4K TV – $348 (was $599) 50-Inch 4K TV – $295 (was $328) You have four discounted options from Samsung’s 6 Series right now, on TVs ranging from 50 inches to 70. These are 4K LED televisions, with features like a universal guide and a smartphone app. They come pre-loaded with access to streaming services like Netflix, HBO, YouTube, Hulu, and more. They even have a game mode to eliminate input lag. Certainly some of the premium features you’d find in higher-end models are missing here, but you’ll save a ton of money going with one of these — money you can save for a PS5 or Xbox Series X later this year. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed. [widget path=”ign/modules/recirc” parameters=”title=&type=articles%2Cvideos&tags=us-shopping&count=3&columnCount=3&theme=article”]
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