Eurogamer 

Round two of PUBG’s Savage testing brings big changes to the new tropical map

Developer Bluehole’s second round of testing for Codename Savage, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ new tropical-themed map, is about to get underway, and it brings a number of notable changes to the experience. Savage, of course, is Battlegrounds’ smallest map yet, measuring just 4km by 4km – that’s a quarter of the size of the game’s currently released Erangel and Miramar maps. Savage already offers a faster, more brutal form of Battle Royale compared to its more established counterparts, but Bluehole’s new changes are designed improve things still further. Arguably the most exciting…

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TV Shows 

Why Spending $8 Billion On Content Is Not Actually That Much, According To Netflix’s Reed Hastings

16 hours ago Netflix is undeniably at the top of the streaming game, and the company has been shelling out big bucks in recent years to guarantee that it stays on top. After spending around $6 billion to produce new content in 2017, Netflix bumped the budget up to a whopping $8 billion. While that $8 billion may seem like an obscene amount of money for TV shows and movies, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn’t think it’s all that much for a key reason, saying this: If Netflix was producing…

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TV Shows 

Jason Bateman’s Bold Claim About Arrested Development Season 5

16 hours ago The world has been waiting a long time for Arrested Development Season 5 — like, longer than Fakeblock was a thing — but that’s okay, because Jason Bateman recently assured everyone it’s going to be worth it. The Michael Bluth portrayer made a pretty bold claim about the comedy series’ impending episodes that should have fans even more excited. Jason Bateman’s confidence in the quality of Arrested Development‘s Season 5 isn’t necessarily unexpected, and the cheeky actor very well may have made that same claim before. But…

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TV Shows 

Why Simon Pegg Wants To Make TV Shows More Than Movies Now

17 hours ago Simon Pegg is on a hot streak in his film career. He has supporting roles in both the Star Trek and Mission Impossible franchises, as well as a voice role in the popular Ice Age movies. Most recently, Pegg starred in Steven Spielberg’s hit Ready Player One. Things are going well for Pegg. Despite his silver screen success, the actor, comedian, and screenwriter, is planning to shift his attention towards television. Pegg explained his decision, saying: Simon Pegg expertly explained his TV-minded thinking in an interview with…

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Eurogamer 

Gorgeous Norse myth themed action adventure Jotun comes to Switch next week

Thunder Lotus Games’ absolutely gorgeous Norse mythology themed action adventure Jotun is heading to Switch next week, on April 27th Jotun first launched on PC back in 2015, having raised $64,265 CAD in Kickstarter funding the year before. It places you in the role of Thora, a Viking warrior that “died an inglorious death and must prove herself to the Gods to enter Valhalla”. There’s exploration and puzzle solving to be done as you traverse Jotun’s beautiful hand-drawn world, but the real highlights are the boss battles against fearsome titans…

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TV Shows 

Watch Jerry Springer And Ricki Lake’s Hilarious Rap Battle On Drop The Mic

17 hours ago Two daytime talk show legends threw down on TBS’ reality series Drop The Mic, and before anyone gets too excited no, Oprah wasn’t spitting hot fire about Phil Donahue. Instead, two of her contemporaries Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake went head to head, and it was a hilarious verbal brawl. Neither of the talk show hosts pulled a punch when going back and forth for their rap battle, which led to some absolutely brutal burns about each TV vet’s careers. Grab some popcorn. Drop The Mic should’ve…

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TV Shows 

The Big Bang Theory Just Added Mark Hamill And More As Finale Guest Stars

18 hours ago The Big Bang Theory has managed to feature a wide variety of guest stars over the years, often drawing from the sci-fi sphere. Everybody from Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica and Wil Wheaton of Star Trek: The Next Generation to Carrie Fisher and James Earl Jones of Star Wars fame have turned up. The show is officially pulling out all the stops for the Season 11 finale on the guest star front. Mark Hamill will appear as a guest star, and he’s not the only one. Mark…

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PushSquare 

God of War Is Now the Highest Rated PS4 Exclusive of All Time

God of War reviews were published late last week, bringing with them a slew of plaudits for Sony Santa Monica’s latest. The title got off to an outstanding start on aggregate website Metacritic, but rather than suffer from the usual slump, it’s actually been rising up the rankings as new ratings come in. In fact, it’s now the second highest rated PlayStation 4 game of all time – and it’s surpassed The Last of Us Remastered to take the crown as best exclusive. It’s quite extraordinary to see this level…

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PSN Europe 

God of War and Yakuza 6 headline this week’s new PlayStation Store releases

New parental responsibilities weigh heavy on two warriors returning to PlayStation this week. God of War sees Kratos embark on an epic journey with his son Atreus, while Kazuma Kiryu has to look after a newborn child while investigating what happened to its mother in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. 1. God of War Take an epic journey through Norse mythology as PlayStation icon Kratos returns, as the God of War must now teach his son Atreus to fight and survive in a quest that’ll reshape them both. Why…

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PushSquare 

Shenmue I & II Will Not Add Time Skip to the First Game

Back when Shenmue was first announced, SEGA leaned heavily into a buzzword: FREE. An acronym, the term stood for “fully reactive eyes entertainment”, and it was essentially used to describe the type of gameplay that we more commonly consider open world today; it meant that the title enabled you the freedom to go anywhere and do anything you wanted at any time. To encourage this, the first game includes multiple moments throughout its story where you needed to wait to meet a character or attend a certain location. Governed by…

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