New Games Coming In January 2021 For PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch, PC

New Games Coming In January 2021 For PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Switch, PC

2021 is officially here, which means a new year’s worth of game releases to look forward to on your favorite platforms. Although January is typically a slow month for new releases, there are a handful of exciting titles coming to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and last-gen systems over the next few days, including IO’s highly-anticipated Hitman 3, Bloober Team’s unsettling horror game The Medium, and more.We’ve rounded up January’s biggest game releases for each major platform below. For a look at what else lies ahead this year, be sure to check out all the major video game release dates of 2021. We’ve also put together lists of our most anticipated games of 2021 and 50 indie games to keep an eye on this year.January 2021 Game ReleasesRelease DateGamePlatformJanuary 8Iris.FallPS4, Xbox One, SwitchJanuary 12Five Nights at Freddy’s: Core CollectionPS4, Xbox One, SwitchJanuary 14MXGP 2020PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Stadia Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete EditionPS4, Xbox One, PC, SwitchJanuary 20Hitman 3PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, StadiaJanuary 21Ride 4PS5, Xbox Series X|SJanuary 22Bladed FuryPS4, Xbox One, SwitchJanuary 26Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret FairyPS5, PS4, Switch, PC Cyber ShadowPS5, PS4, Switch, PCJanuary 28The MediumXbox Series X|S, PC The Yakuza Remastered CollectionXbox One, PCJanuary 29Gods Will FallPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, StadiaHitman 3 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Switch, Stadia) — January 20Arguably this month’s biggest release, Hitman 3 arrives on nearly every platform on January 20. This third installment in IO’s rebooted series takes Agent 47 on a globe-spanning mission to assassinate targets in six different locales around the world, from Dubai to Chongqing. Not only that, but the game also lets players import all the levels from Hitman and Hitman 2 as well, while the PlayStation version features PSVR support.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Hitman 3 Berlin Assassination Guide: How To Find Every Agent And Complete The Challenges

Hitman 3 Berlin Assassination Guide: How To Find Every Agent And Complete The Challenges

Hitman 3’s Berlin level lives up to its title Apex Predator, as players are given a sandbox that is crawling with 11 possible targets. Long and winding story missions are pushed to the side in this chapter, as Agent 47 fights back against the ICA used classic assassination methods. The catch here is that no matter which disguise you’re wearing, the enemy agents will be immediately suspicious of it.To finish the Apex Predator level, you’ll need to take out five ICA agents. The majority of them are roaming the environment on their own, with some agents occasionally crossing paths. If you play your cards right, you can even eliminate multiple agents in one fell swoop, earning one of the trickier challenge achievements in the process. For more assassination guides, check out what we’ve posted so far below. We’ll be posting more in the coming days.Dubai Assassination GuideDartmoor Assassination GuideTable of Contents [hide]The SwansongThe SwansongAgent Swan can be found patrolling the Chill Out area on the map, around the water tankers. There are two prime spots to get rid of the agent: The first is a dangerous ledge where stops to take a break, and if the area is clear he can easily be kicked off of it to his doom. Agent Swan also happens to enjoy smoke breaks, and if you have a wrench on hand then you can loosen the valve on a gas cylinder in the location where he frequently lights up a fresh cigarette.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks About His Matrix 4 Role And Audition

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Talks About His Matrix 4 Role And Audition

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is everywhere lately, from his turn as the villainous Black Manta in Aquaman and his Emmy award-winning role in HBO’s Watchmen, to his most recent role as Bobby Seale in Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7. One of his biggest roles is yet to come, though, as one of the stars of the Matrix 4. Abdul-Mateen talked about the role in a new interview with Variety, and about his unusual audition process for it.”No one understands the Matrix except for Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski,” Abdul-Mateen said. With that mystery in mind, the actor continued, “you learn to find meaning [in your role], and then you go test it out. If no one says anything, then you just trust that you ended up doing the right thing.”The audition process lasted two days, but Abdul-Mateen said it wasn’t grueling as one might assume for a kung-fu sci-fi epic. “Lana and I did more conversing than we did acting in the audition because she’s building a family,” Abdul-Mateen said. When Wachoswki called him to tell him he got the part, the actor said that she told him, “I would love to invite you to the family.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The 14 Best TV, Movie, And Video Game Presidents

The 14 Best TV, Movie, And Video Game Presidents

There’s a new President of the United States and it’s got us thinking about the long line of fictional presidents we’ve seen over the years, whether it’s in our favorite movies, TV shows, or video games. After all, the role of president has popped up in so many stories over the years, that some actors have even played more than one version of the leader.Whether you prefer the more comedic presidents, the stoic ones that stand up for all that is good and right, or even the ones that are–at their core–badass action heroes, there’s a POTUS for everyone. So come along as we look at our 15 favorite commanders in chief, including a couple that might surprise you.Did your favorite fictional president not make the cut? Sound off in the comments and let us know who we missed. Then, let’s all go watch Air Force One together. 1. President James Marshall (Air Force One)Played by: Harrison FordWe’re listing him first because there’s no way this list could exist without him. Harrison Ford’s James Marshall made the resident of the United States an action hero that beat up hijackers on his own airplane in one of the best and most ridiculous movies of all time. Who hasn’t looked at themselves in a mirror and grumbled, “Get off my plane!” just like Ford did to the terrorist played by Gary Oldman? 2. President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet (The West Wing)Played by: Martin SheenThe two-term presidency of Jed Bartlet sits at the heart of Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing, which is surprising given Sheen was originally only signed to appear in four episodes of the series. Like many of the best portrayals, Bartlet was strong in his beliefs and stood up for what he believed was right. He wasn’t perfect, though, which brought a nice dose of humanity to the role. 3. President Thomas J. Whitmore (Independence Day)Played by: Bill PullmanWho could ever forget President Whitmore’s iconic speech in Independence Day? He’s the kind of president you’d hope to have when aliens invade the planet. Not only can he lead people, but he also happens to be an accomplished fighter pilot ready to suit up in a flight suit and jump back into action. 4. President David Palmer (24)Played by: Dennis HaysbertPresident Palmer was, for all intents and purposes, the conscience of 24 in its first couple of seasons. In a world of…
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Hitman 3 Dartmoor Guide: How To Find And Open The Secret Rooms

Hitman 3 Dartmoor Guide: How To Find And Open The Secret Rooms

The second mission in Hitman 3 sends you to a huge English mansion that’s straight out of an Agatha Christie novel. That’s not an exaggeration; the enormous estate is also the setting of a murder mystery that’s playing out at the same time as your assassination mission to eliminate Alexa Carlisle.There are many paths through the mansion to complete your objective and eliminate Alexa Carlisle. You can even find a way to solve the murder mystery in the mansion and use your findings to manipulate the situation. To do that, though, you’ll need to uncover some of the mansion’s secrets, including a series of hidden rooms that can allow you to get into and out of certain specific areas unseen.Finding your way into those hidden rooms is essential to mastering Dartmoor and to completing the murder mystery. But some hidden rooms are easier to find than others. Here’s a quick rundown of how to get into all the hidden rooms in Dartmoor and what tools you’ll need to access them.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Alienware 38-Inch Ultrawide Gaming Monitor Review

Alienware 38-Inch Ultrawide Gaming Monitor Review

Alienware is the Porsche of the gaming world. This is a backhanded compliment – the company’s desktops, laptops, and gaming monitors often look stunning and perform well, but they’re clearly not trying to compete on price. The new Alienware AW3821DW is no exception. Priced at $1,529.99, this 38-inch ultrawide commands a premium. In fact, this Alienware is more expensive than the larger Samsung Odyssey G9, which I recently reviewed. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=alienware-aw3821dw-review&captions=true”] Its high price is partially justified by the AW3821DW’s collection of cutting-edge features, but what you’re really paying for is a luxury gaming experience – and Alienware delivers. Design Most gaming monitors, truth be told, are design disasters. They make little effort to offer a unique look, and when they do, they’re often gaudy and feel inexpensive. Alienware’s AW3821DW bucks this trend. I liked the look and feel of Samsung’s massive Odyssey G9, but the AW3821DW leaps ahead of even that impressive monitor. Alienware’s “Legend” design language puts everything else in the gaming market to shame. It’s attractive, unique, and futuristic, yet also subtle and elegant. This Alienware is a hefty piece of kit. The gigantic monitor arm, which is used like a handle to remove the monitor from its packaging without so much as a fingerprint on the screen, feels cast from a single piece of iron. This helps the monitor make a good first impression. It’s substantial, sturdy, and grounded. The stand, which adjusts for height, tilt, swivel, and a few degrees of pivot, is nearly as wide as the monitor. It leaves little room on your desk but, on the plus side, it keeps the monitor in place with minimal wobble. Adjusting the monitor is easy, requiring minimal force, but once set everything stays firm in whichever position you choose. Like Samsung’s Odyssey G9, the Alienware AW3821DW has a stand that’s too deep for a conventional desk depth of 30 to 36 inches. The monitor is too close to the user. You’ll need to find a way to place the monitor further back, such as a corner desk, or a wall-mount. Around back, the stand has an LED ring that can connect with Alienware’s AlienFX software. This feature will appeal most to brand loyalists who want a color coordinated setup, though you can also change the color manually through the monitor’s menu. The Alienware AW3821DW comes with a three-year warranty and “Advanced Exchange Service,” which…
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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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