New Stadia Pro Games for June Include Superhot And More
New Stadia Pro games will become available on June 1 for subscribers of the service, with other titles to come later on in the month as well. It was announced on Twitter that five more free games would be added to the Stadia Pro service, bringing the total number of games on the service to 17. Continue Reading at GameSpot
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The Lord Of The Rings Reunion Was An Absolute Delight, Here's Why You Need To Watch It
Actor Josh Gad recently got the cast from The Lord of the Rings back together for a can’t-miss reunion that brings a little bit of light amid a world struck by darkness and strife. The full video is now available online, and it’s an absolute delight.Over the course of about an hour, the main cast members from the movie got back together to reminisce about their experiences working on the trilogy and lots more. Check it out below.Boromir actor Sean Bean performs his “one does not simply” speech, and director Peter Jackson revealed that the entire speech that Boromir gives at the Council of Elrond was written the night before it was filmed. Jackson also revealed that, because of this late addition to the script, they taped down the script to the table for Bean. That’s why Bean keeps looking down during the scene that has since become a meme.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Top New Games Out On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Month — June 2020
This episode of New Releases is taking an overall look at June, and the new month is bookended by free-to-play games. Riot Games’ Valorant is leaving beta for its full release as the month begins, and the cartoony Ninjala arrives as the month wraps up. June also brings us two major remasters: SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated and the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection. Last but certainly not least, the long-anticipated Last of Us Part 2 is finally launching soon.Valorant — June 2Available on: PCThe beta is over by the time you’re reading this, but Valorant will be free-to-play for everyone soon. The team shooter pits attackers and defenders each other in a series of rounds, and each characters’ unique abilities can totally turn the tide of battle. It’s also important to note that ranks will reset for the full launch, so any beta progress you might have won’t carry over.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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EA Delays Madden 21 Announcement As It Calls For Action To Fight Racism, Other Devs Weigh In
EA Sports was scheduled to formally announce Madden NFL 21 on June 1, but the developer has changed plans in response to recent events in the world.The company said in a statement on Twitter, “We stand with our African American / Black community of friends, players, colleagues, and partners. Our immediate attention is on actions we can take to drive change against the unjust treatment and systemic bias that is plaguing the nation and our world.”The statement goes on: “We’ll find another time to talk football with you. Because this is bigger than a game, bigger than sports, and needs all of us to stand together and commit to change.”Continue Reading at GameSpot
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LOTR: Sean Bean Had to Cheat During His Mordor Meme Speech
A majority of The Lord of the Rings trilogy cast, plus Oscar-winning LOTR director Peter Jackson, reunited this weekend for Josh Gad’s Reunited Apart YouTube series as a way to raise money for the charity No Kid Hungry. During the episode, which lasted almost an hour, Jackson dug into the famous Mordor speech made by Sean Bean’s Boromir during the formation of the Fellowship. You know the one. It includes the lines “One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. The Great Eye is ever watchful.” Yup. it’s the speech that launched a million “One Does Not…” memes over the past several years. “That entire speech that Sean had to deliver at the Council of Elrond was written the night before,” Jackson explained. “It’s long and we gave it to Sean the morning he arrived. What Sean did, which I thought was really clever, is he got a print-out of the speech taped to his knee.” “It was on his knee and when he did that scene, you’ll see [Jackson mimes Bean looking down, pretending to be deep in thought].” “If you watch the scene now, you’ll see every time that Sean has to check his script.” [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=amazons-the-lord-of-the-rings-every-confirmed-actor&captions=true”] Amazon’s massive Lord of the Rings TV series production was one of many projects shut down due to the coronavirus over the past few months, though New Zealand began slowly reopening for business after the first week of May, allowing for shooting to eventually resume for both LOTR: The Series and James Cameron’s Avatar 2. Back in January, one of the LOTR series’ lead actors was replaced when Robert Aramayo (Game of Thrones) joined the show, replacing Will Poulter (Black Mirror) as a young hero named Beldor. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/11/19/lord-of-the-rings-series-gets-early-season-2-renewal-from-amazon-ign-now”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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Sea of Thieves Lost Treasures Update Is Live
The latest Sea of Thieves update, Lost Treasures, is live and offers brave pirates more bang for their booty-seeking buck. It dropped on May 27, boasting a host of changes to the story elements in the game as well as Daily Bounties to ensure that you’re always flush with cash.The official patch notes for the Lost Treasures update mention a host of quality-of-life improvements, but front and center is the improvement to the Tall Tales system: an optional set of narrative experiences that players can use to better explore the world of Sea of Thieves through challenges and more.Most notably, Tall Tale adventures will now benefit from checkpoints, so that you’re not pressured to complete entire adventures in one sitting if you’re too busy.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Star Wars Stormtroopers Encourage Social Distancing at Reopened Disney Springs
With Disney theme parks having lost $1 billion due to coronavirus closures, and tentative plans in place to reopen Walt Disney World Resort in Florida this July, Disney World’s shopping district, Disney Springs, in Orlando, recently reopened to the public back on May 20…with some added advice from a pair of Stormtroopers. The following video comes from the Disney Springs YouTube account and it shows a couple of First Order Stormtroopers performing a handful of pre-recorded balcony skits about social-distancing and protecting oneself and others by using masks. Take a look… “Yeah, I’m going to need you to move one male bantha’s length away, please,” says one Stormtrooper as she suffers the aggressive arrogance of her cocky co-worker. When Walt Disney World Resort starts up again next month, the company’s plan outlines a limited capacity for the park, with visitors having to secure a reservation for the day they wish to attend in advance. The capacity of the park will then incrementally increase as the county furthers its reopening phases. Looking for more Star Wars news floating around the galaxy? There’s a new “#MakeSolo2Happen” movement online, a new Star Wars movie from Taika Waititi in the works, and some new quotes from Mark Hamill about if he’d ever want to play Luke Skywalker again. If you’re looking to travel way back in the realm of Star Wars fandom, check out these pictures and video from A New Hope’s first ever tour of the sci-fi fan convention circuit back in the summer of 1976. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/04/06/star-wars-the-rise-of-skywalker-blooper-clip”] [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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Call of Duty Mobile's Next Update Brings A New Battle Royale Map And More
According to a community update from Activision, Call of Duty Mobile will be expanding its battle royale map in the next update, bringing not only new areas for combat but also things like new vehicles. This update is currently scheduled to fall around June 4, around the same time that a Ranked Mode season will kick off.The upcoming update was announced on the official Call of Duty Mobile subreddit on May 29 by the Activision team. A Ranked Mode refresh and the new battle royale map are expected to be implemented in the game in early June. The Reddit post specifically notes that fans will “probably be seeing something somewhere around June 4th” based on previous event dates.So far, the month of May has been home to a number of other season events such as the Ride Off Into the Sunset event and the currently active Gun Game Team Fight. Rapid Fire Mode is also now available in Multiplayer on Call of Duty Mobile and will be until June 4, with the team promising that it is likely to return based on feedback from the community.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Fortnite Doomsday Event Start Date: When Does The Device Start?
Epic Games is gearing up for another huge Fortnite event to mark the end of Chapter 2, Season 2. Officially called “The Device,” the upcoming finale–popularly referred to as the Doomsday live event–is mostly still a mystery. But we do know when it begins, and we have some slight hints about what it could do to the game’s battle royale map. Here is everything we know about the Doomsday event so far. What Is The Doomsday Live Event?The much-rumored “Doomsday Device” that Fortnite players and leakers have been discussing for the past few weeks is at the core of this event, with some speculating that the large orb-shaped device with pipes running everywhere in Midas’s office is The Device. The introduction of the Storm the Agency challenges in the game’s latest update might suggest that Team Shadow may soon usurp Team Ghost in the Agency, which could lead to the device being triggered.When Is The Doomsday Event?The Doomsday live event begins on June 6 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET, which is about a week past when the doomsday clocks were originally suggesting in the game. Epic Games says space is limited so you should show up 30 minutes beforehand, and it will only take place once. Presumably this event (officially called The Device) will coincide with an updated countdown clock reaching zero in order to add some extra tension. Because of the updated animations for swimming, it’s predicted that some of the battle royale map could be sent underwater as part of the event. This would create a radically-different environment for the beginning of Season 3, assuming the changes are story-centric and semi-permanent.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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Xbox One's Free Games With Gold For June 2020 Go Live Tomorrow
As May is about to end, it’s time to gear up for another round of Games with Gold freebies. Microsoft has revealed the four games that will be free in June for Xbox Live Gold subscribers–the lineup includes two Xbox One titles, one Xbox 360 game, and an original Xbox game that has a looming remake. As always, the freebies for Xbox 360 and original Xbox are backward compatible.Starting June 1, you can grab Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse for Xbox One. The Metroidvania from WayForward originally released in 2014 and stars a half-genie who wards off the invasion of her homeland by running, jumping, and whacking enemies with both her hair and items acquired along the way.Original Xbox game Destroy All Humans will be free from June 1 to June 15, which is interesting considering the Destroy All Humans remake is set to launch in July. The open-world action game has become a cult classic in recent years, so you can play the original before diving into the updated version this summer.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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