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id Software Crunched "Most of Last Year" to hit Delayed Doom Eternal Date
Jan 23, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by Evil Avatar

Doom Eternal wouldn’t be the same game without it being delayed, according to executive producer Marty Stratton.

Speaking to VG247, Stratton explained that the team at id Software were working long hours in the lead up to the delay, and that pushing Doom Eternal back has let the team get the game up to the level of quality they feel their effort deserves.

“I say it’s the best game we’ve ever made. I don’t think I’d say that if we didn’t have that extra time,” Stratton said.

“The game was done, we haven’t added anything but what [the delay] allowed us to do was fix a tonne more bugs.

“It allowed us to do a lot of polishing, hardening of the back-end systems and we do testing throughout where we bring in people externally. We did a couple of additional versions of those and made a couple of additions to the game, just balance-type things and patching up a couple of exploits.”

Developer crunch has been a big discussion topic over the last couple of years, with heavy criticism aimed at many triple-A developers for fostering cultures of expected overtime at the expense of staff well being.

Stratton said that while the id studio leadership try to encourage developers to take the time they need, many choose to work late, and some amount of crunch is necessary.

We were crunching pretty hard most of last year. It goes in phases,” Stratton explained.

I'm totally willing to sacrifice the health and well being of people I don't know to get the game I want. Totally.
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Every Half-Life Game Is Free To Play Right Now
Jan 22, 2020 - 7:40 PM - by Evil Avatar

If you've wanted to catch up on the Half-Life series in time for Half-Life: Alyx (and haven't picked the games up during a Steam sale), then Valve has an awesome offer for you. You can play the entire series for free on Steam until April 1. That gives you plenty of time to fill yourself in on the story before Half-Life: Alyx's release date, which is slated for sometime in March.

The games included in the free-play promotion include Half-Life, Half-Life: Opposing Force, Half-Life: Blue Shift, Half-Life: Source, Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, and Half-Life 2: Episode Two.
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Xbox Series X - Just as Ugly in Real Life
Jan 22, 2020 - 6:50 AM - by Evil Avatar

I'm sure it will still get a date to the prom, right?
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DOOM Eternal New Gameplay Clips
Jan 21, 2020 - 7:59 PM - by Evil Avatar

Click on the Headline for the Videos.
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Dying Light 2 Delayed to Unknown Date
Jan 20, 2020 - 7:53 PM - by Evil Avatar

Seems like the new hardware has caused a lot of games to get bumped as they get versions ready for both the old and new systems.
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Join Disintegration’s Technical Beta and Test its Multiplayer Starting January 28th
Jan 20, 2020 - 7:50 PM - by Evil Avatar

Join Disintegration’s Technical Beta and Test its Multiplayer Starting January 28

Hey! We are V1 Interactive, a small studio that is currently developing Disintegration. We’ve been working nonstop for the last few months for this moment to finally arrive: we are super excited to announce Disintegration’s Technical Beta.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Disintegration is a sci-fi FPS in which you pilot a hovering, weaponized vehicle called a gravcycle, while you tactically command your squad around the battlefield.

Set on Earth in a not-so-distant future where humanity’s last chance of survival is to replace their bodies with robotic armatures, the single player campaign focuses on Romer Shoal’s story and his fight against the Rayonne to regain his humanity.

Although we have been putting a lot of work into the campaign, we’ve also been working hard to ensure Disintegration’s multiplayer is fast, frenetic, and a lot of fun.

The multiplayer game pits you against other players in up to 5v5 matches with you and your individual squads on the ground. The unique game modes, blending aerial combat and squad commands across several different modes and maps, are sure to test not only your shooter skills, but also your tactical approach on the battlefield.

We let players at Pax West get hands on with the game, but the time has come to put Disintegration’s multiplayer into a real stress test — that’s why we are running our Technical Beta at the end of January.

Disintegration’s Technical Beta will include two maps and two different modes. You can also choose between seven different crews each with their own weapons, abilities, and role in combat.

We are overwhelmed with all the support and encouraging words we have received so far from the community, but now we need to ask a favor to all of you: join the Technical Beta, coordinate with your team, command your units, and most importantly, have fun!

You may see bugs, frame rate issues, or other odd behavior. That’s what we’re looking to resolve. Play it, test it out in every way possible, then give us your honest feedback. Your feedback is key for us to try and make Disintegration the best that it can be.

So sign up now to have a chance to participate in the Closed Technical Beta January 28-30.

However, don’t worry if you don’t get the chance to join the closed session! You can always play the Open Technical Beta at PlayStation Store, that will run from January 31 to February 1.

You can find all the information on Disintegration and details about the Technical Beta at disintegrationgame.com. Time to jump onto your gravcycles and reboot humanity!
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Game and Movie Releases for the Week of January 19 - January 25, 2020
Jan 20, 2020 - 7:34 PM - by Evil Avatar

Game and Movie Releases for the Week of January 19 - January 25, 2020.

Retail Games
Psikyo Shooting Stars Alpha Limited Edition (Switch)
Psikyo Shooting Stars BRAVO: Limited Edition (Switch)

Movies & TV
Zombieland: Double Tap
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
The Addams Family
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
D-Frag!: The Complete Series
Black and Blue
Pain and Glory
The Knight of Shadows: Between Yin and Yang
The Morose Mononokean: Season Two

Box Office
The Gentlemen
The Turning
The Last Full Measure

Nice relaxing holiday! Went to the movie with the daughter and then slept most of the day. That's how you should spend a holiday.
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Bad Boys for Life Kills Box Office with $59 Million Weekend
Jan 20, 2020 - 12:07 PM - by Evil Avatar

The Martin Luther King holiday is bringing more box office heat than originally expected as Sony's Bad Boys for Life delivered the second largest MLK four-day performance ever as well as the studio's largest R-rated opening ever.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of January 17th to January 19th, 2020.
  1. Bad Boys for Life $62.1/$62.1
  2. 1917 $22.0/$76.6
  3. Dolittle $21.9/$21.9
  4. Jumanji: The Next Level $9.6/$270.5
  5. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker $8.3/$491.9
  6. Little Women $6.3/$84.8
  7. Just Mercy $5.7/$19.3
  8. Knives Out $4.3/$146.0
  9. Like a Boss $4.0/$17.1
  10. Frozen II $3.9/$465.0
  11. Underwater $3.6/$12.8
  12. Spies in Disguise $2.6/$58.4

We hit an early morning show of Underwater this morning. Fun little movie that was short on plot and heavy on the Cloverfield references!
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Jan 19, 2020 - 8:01 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Who is going to the Super Bowl?
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Kingpin: Reloaded Announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC
Jan 18, 2020 - 7:23 PM - by Evil Avatar

In a stylized noir art deco gangland that never was, the Kingpin rules above all else with a bloody fist. When his lieutenant Nikki Blanco leaves a no-name Thug battered and broken, the upstart criminal rises from a puddle of blood, lead pipe in hand and revenge in mind.

Kingpin: Reloaded brings new life to the Quake II engine classic. 4K resolution, ultrawide support, and improved graphics in Enhanced mode enable the beautifully-depicted metropolitan nightmare shine. Controller support makes the game more accessible for anyone who wants to explore the depths of Kingpin’s depravity. Overall improvements like new quest and conversation systems make Reloaded even better than the original.

Stalk lamp-lit streets and take down rival gangs to let the Kingpin know his end is nigh. Kingpin’s immersive sim elements allow the Thug to recruit other gangsters with a conversation system. Increase the Thug’s influence through multiple hub-based missions. Run with the gang on a violent warpath with upgradeable weapons including Tommy guns, bazookas, and more. Location-based damage leads to bloody, thrilling battles: kneecap, maim, or go for the head.

If that sounds too extreme, try No Violence mode. However, the “colorful” language proudly used by Kingpin’s gangsters remains. Lean even further into that era and start fragging in Gang Bang mode’s old-school multiplayer.

Key Features

Kingpin: Reloaded includes a range of new features:

• Re-balanced and polished gameplay.

• New quest system.

• Ultrawide and 4K support.

• Classic and Enhanced modes.

And so much more!
I'm still waiting for someone to port Quake to the PS4.
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HBO's Controversial Watchmen Series Not Returning for Second Season
Jan 17, 2020 - 7:24 PM - by vallor

From USA Today:

"Watchmen" won a loyal following and critical acclaim, as the superhero comics series was adapted into a politically relevant drama about race and the criminal justice system.

But don't look for a second season of the drama, which wrapped up its nine-episode run last month, largely because creator Damon Lindelof isn't interested in doing it.
Lindelof always planned on this being a one-shot series. I didn't care for the strong left political slant or the weekly release format so didn't stick with it for long. Still, it performed fairly well critically and even had some good viewership numbers so people adding this series to the "Go woke, go broke" lists aren't being honest with themselves. It's entirely possible HBO will revisit this universe again.
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Jan 17, 2020 - 2:16 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

A snow storm has just started where I live. So, I'm going to hunker down and have a glass of whisky, spin some vinyl, and fire up MAME.

It's the weekend. What are you listening to?
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Horizon Zero Dawn Coming to PC?
Jan 17, 2020 - 8:19 AM - by Evil Avatar

Sources: Horizon: Zero Dawn is Coming to PC

The PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to personal computers this year, sources tell Kotaku. It’s an unprecedented move for Sony that signals a future in which the publisher releases games on platforms beyond its own consoles.

This news comes from three people familiar with Sony’s plans, all speaking anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to press. Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Horizon: Zero Dawn, an open-world game set in a post-apocalyptic version of the United States that has been overrun by robot dinosaurs, launched for PS4 in February 2017. It was critically acclaimed and commercially successful for its developer, Guerrilla Games, which is owned and operated by Sony. And, like other Sony-published games over the past two decades, it was exclusive to a PlayStation console, helping drive sales of Sony’s hardware in addition to generating revenue on its own.

Now, three years later, Horizon will be on another platform for the first time. We expect to see the game on both Steam and the Epic Games Store when it launches (although that may not be finalized yet). It will be the first Guerrilla game on a non-PlayStation platform since Sony purchased the Netherlands-based studio in 2005. It will also be an opportunity for Guerrilla to show off its technical chops—Horizon: Zero Dawn, restrained by the PlayStation 4's hardware, was locked at a framerate of 30 frames per second. We expect the PC version to be more capable.

This will be the first big exclusive game from a Sony-owned developer to come to PC. Death Stranding, which launched for PS4 last November and will also arrive on PC later this year, was funded and published by Sony but developed by an independent studio, Kojima Productions. (In fact, the PC version of Death Stranding is published by a different company, 505 Games.) The French studio Quantic Dream, also independent, had a similar arrangement last year, self-publishing its games Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human on PC without Sony’s involvement.
It would be great news for PC gamers, but I don't have any faith at all that Kotaku has a legitimate source. "three people familiar with Sony's plans" sounds like the friend of a friend is their source. That's pretty sketchy.
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Metro Redux Coming to Switch on February 28th
Jan 17, 2020 - 8:15 AM - by Evil Avatar

Metro Redux Coming to the Nintendo Switch

Deep Silver and 4A Games are proud to announce that Metro Redux, the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, will release on Nintendo Switch™ on 28 February 2020. Developed in-house by 4A Games, and containing two complete campaigns which combine to create one epic solo adventure, Metro Redux will immerse players into one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming, fully brought to life on their Nintendo Switch™.

In addition to both campaigns, Metro Redux contains all the Metro: Last Light DLC offering a further 10 hours of bonus content. Players can experience life in the Moscow Metro through two unique Play Styles: use the “Survival” Play Style to approach the campaign as a slow burn survival horror or tackle it with the combat skills of a Ranger with the “Spartan” Play Style.

Purchasers of the boxed edition of Metro Redux will find both games and all DLC on one 16GB cart with no additional download required; The Ranger Cache pre-order pack is available at selected retailers and contains a Metro Redux pin badge set, Game case sleeve, Double sided alternate artwork inlay, 4 double sided art cards and an A2 double sided poster.

Those who prefer to download digitally can purchase Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux individually from the Nintendo e-Shop.


In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age.

The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat.

But will they even listen? Rather than stand united, the factions of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever.

Key Features

• Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro – witness one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming brought to life on Nintendo Switch™

• Brave the horrors of the Russian apocalypse – equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself

• Two campaigns, and all DLC included – Metro Redux includes two complete campaigns that combine to create one epic solo adventure, plus a further 10 hours of bonus content. Two unique Play Styles and Ranger Mode add hours more replayability!

• Two unique Play Styles : ‘Spartan’ and ‘Survival’ – approach the campaign as a slow burn Survival Horror , or tackle it with the combat skills of a Spartan Ranger in these two unique modes
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A Plague Tale: Innocence, Children of Morta & Gris Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass
Jan 17, 2020 - 8:11 AM - by Evil Avatar

Get 3 Months of Xbox Game Pass for PC for $1! A Plague Tale: Innocence, Children of Morta, and Gris Coming Soon

I know you’re here for the games and we have some gems on the way! They’re hauntingly beautiful, challenging, and are coming soon to Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta).

You might need more than a few days to dig into these games, plus all the others you want to play in our library. Lucky for you, if you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass for PC (Beta) yet, we just launched our best deal yet for PC: Get your first 3 months for just $1! Discover your next favorite game with unlimited access to over 100 high-quality PC titles. You’ll always have something new to play with games added all the time. This deal won’t last forever, so join today and tell your friends – this is an easy way to get them to jump in and play with you!

But let’s get to the part that you really want to know about: Here’s the latest info on the games coming at you for the next few weeks!

Children of Morta

A story-driven action RPG about an extraordinary family of heroes. Lead the Bergons, with all their flaws and virtues, against the forthcoming Corruption. With a unique mix of action-adventure, RPG, rogue-lite, and hack and slash, you’ll develop not only individual characters but also the entire family as they stand against an encroaching darkness.


A serene and evocative experience, free of danger, frustration or death. Explore a meticulously designed world brought to life with delicate art, detailed animation, and an elegant original score where light puzzles, platforming sequences, and optional skill-based challenges will reveal themselves as the story unfolds, allowing Gris to see her world in a different way, unlocking new paths to explore using her new abilities.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Follow the grim tale of young Amicia and her little brother Hugo in a heartrending journey through the darkest hours of history in this acclaimed action adventure game. Hunted by Inquisition soldiers and surrounded by unstoppable swarms of rats, they will struggle to survive against overwhelming odds and fight to find purpose in this brutal, unforgiving world.

Seriously, getting 3 months of PC gaming for only $1 is a screaming deal. Take the opportunity to try a whole bunch of games with no risk (other than being that person that won’t shut up about what games they are playing). I haven’t done the calculations yet, but I’m willing to bet that the math checks out on this being the best deal right now to play all these games.

Reminder to install the mobile app so you can remotely install games to your PC from anywhere – use that time to watch speed runs, character builds, or build your perfect playlist for these haunting games. Lastly, for more news on games, memes, and whatever shower thoughts we have about games, check out our Twitter. Happy gaming!
Xbox Wire.
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Return To Dark Tower Returns to Kickstarter
Jan 17, 2020 - 7:47 AM - by Booda

The coolest game to ever hit the planet first appeared some 38 years ago, featuring an electronic tower that lit up, played music, and somehow ran an epic fantasy adventure game with its state-of-the-art technological wizardry. That game was Dark Tower. We want to bring you that same sense of awe and wonder, pushing the boundaries of what a board game can actually do. After 3 years of painstaking work by a team of two dozen designers, engineers, and artists, we are thrilled to present to you a game with echoes of that long-gone wonder but ultimately unlike any game you've ever experienced.
Kickstarter: Return To Dark Tower
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jan 17, 2020 - 7:03 AM - by Jetherik

Only 3 games of football left... Basketball, soccer, and hockey seasons in full swing. Only 2 weeks before pitchers and catchers report in. But this has nothing to do with games. What games are you playing?
12 Replies | 774 Views
Taika Waititi in early talks to Develop a Star Wars Movie
Jan 16, 2020 - 5:20 PM - by Evil Avatar

Taika Waititi, director of “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Jojo Rabbit,” is in early talks to develop a new “Star Wars” movie, Variety has confirmed.

There are no further details about how far those negotiations are with Waititi, nor what his involvement might ultimately be. But hot off of six Oscar nominations for “Jojo Rabbit,” Waititi is one of the most in-demand filmmakers in the industry, and “Star Wars” is “Star Wars,” so there we are.

Waititi recently directed the season finale of “The Mandalorian,” Lucasfilm’s breakout series for Disney Plus, and he also played the droid IG-11.

Given his recent history with the “Star Wars” universe, on Monday, Variety asked Waititi if he might be directing a “Star Wars” movie in the future.

“Oh, I don’t know anything about that,” Waititi said. “But ‘Mandalorian’ was my chance to work with some stormtroopers.”

But Waititi said he definitely would want to take the reins of a “Star Wars” movie.

“Obviously I would, but I’m going to just settle for IG-11 being the hero of the entire season,” he said.

Representatives for Disney and Waititi had no comment.
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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Until September
Jan 16, 2020 - 5:06 PM - by Evil Avatar

Cyberpunk 2077, which was slated to be out this April, isn't going to make it. CD Projekt Red dropped the news today that its big ugly-future-RPG has been rescheduled to September 17.
18 Replies | 1,102 Views
Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack - The Joker Official Gameplay Trailer
Jan 16, 2020 - 7:24 AM - by Evil Avatar

MK11 + DC Comics = The Joker at his most violent. You’re welcome.

The Joker disrupts MK11 in Early Access on 1/28, Full Release 2/4.
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Guns Akimbo Trailer
Jan 15, 2020 - 5:20 PM - by Evil Avatar

Nerdy video game developer (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonizing comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent.

Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and potentially — chillingly — prescient. Director Jason Lei Howden (Deathgasm) foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme, and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.
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Zombie Army 4: Dead War - 101 Trailer
Jan 15, 2020 - 9:04 AM - by Evil Avatar


The year is 1946. Europe lies in ruins, torn apart by the nefarious “Plan Z.” A brave band of heroes cast the Führer into hell but little do they know … Hitler’s Hordes are back for more!

Face the darkness in single player or team up with friends as you blast your way through Nazi undead in this spine-chilling shooter from the makers of Sniper Elite 4.
  • A new story campaign for 1-4 players
  • Horde Mode
  • New Enemies
  • Epic weapons
  • Skills, special abilities, and upgrades
  • The Famous X-ray kill camera returns
  • and more!
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Epic's Weekly Free Games Will Continue Through 2020
Jan 15, 2020 - 8:05 AM - by Evil Avatar

Launched in December 2018, the Epic Games Store just wrapped up its first full year as a PC games website and launcher. To celebrate its first year in business, Epic promised it would give away a new free game every two weeks on its storefront, and about halfway through 2019, that turned into one or two free games every single week. While the program was meant to end in December, Epic announced on Tuesday it will continue its weekly free game program through 2020.

In case you're unfamiliar: Epic's free games are available to anyone with an Epic Store account (which is also free to create). After you add them to your library, they're yours to keep forever. Epic gives away one or two free games every week, with new games rotating in on Thursdays at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET. The quantity depends on a game's rating--if a game rated M or PEGI-18 is included, Epic will offer a second game that's more accessible to younger users.
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Moons of Madness Delayed Until March 24th
Jan 15, 2020 - 7:12 AM - by Evil Avatar

Publisher Funcom and developer Rock Pocket Games have delayed the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Moons of Madness from their previously planned January 21 release date to March 24.

“It’s with a heavy heart that we have to announce that the console release of Moons of Madness has been moved to March 24, 2020,” the game’s official Twitter account posted. “This is so we have more time to optimize the game for consoles. We understand and apologize for the frustrations this may cause.”

The first-person, story-driven cosmic horror game first launched for PC via Steam on October 22, 2019.
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Resident Evil 3 Remake Nemesis Trailer
Jan 14, 2020 - 7:11 PM - by Evil Avatar


Get to know more about the heroes, villains, and the overpowering Nemesis of Resident Evil 3 in our latest #RE3 trailer.
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Doom Eternal's latest trailer Reveals new Glory Kills, Enemies, and Violence Galore
Jan 14, 2020 - 10:59 AM - by Evil Avatar

Watch the all-new official trailer and RAZE HELL when DOOM Eternal launches on 03.20.20.

Hell’s armies have invaded Earth. Become the Slayer in an epic single-player campaign to conquer demons across dimensions and stop the final destruction of humanity.

The only thing they fear... is you.
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Marvel's Avengers Delayed Until September
Jan 14, 2020 - 7:13 AM - by Evil Avatar

To our fans,

At Crystal Dynamics our ambition has always been to deliver the ultimate Avengers gaming experience. In order to achieve that goal, we have made the difficult decision to move the release date of Marvel’s Avengers to September 4, 2020.

As fans ourselves, it’s an honor and a privilege to work with these legendary characters and we know what these Super Heroes mean to us and True Believers around the world. When we set out to bring you our vision for Marvel’s Avengers, we committed to delivering an original story-driven campaign, engaging co-op, and compelling content for years to come. To that end, we will spend this additional development time focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve.

The worldwide teams working on Marvel’s Avengers sincerely appreciate the support you’ve shown us. We thrive on your enthusiasm and feedback and we can’t wait to show you more. We apologize for the delay. We’re confident it will be worth the wait.

Scot Amos & Ron Rosenberg
Co-Heads of Studio, Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics.

Good, perhaps now they can do something about the terrible character artwork.
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Sony Skippping E3 2020
Jan 13, 2020 - 6:21 PM - by Evil Avatar

PlayStation will not participate in E3 2020

PlayStation will miss E3 for a second year in a row.

The firm told GamesIndustry.biz that it does not feel the vision for the event is right for what it has planned for this year. Instead it will attend 'hundreds' of consumer events to showcase upcoming games for PS4 and PS5.

"After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020," said a Sony Interactive Entertainment spokesperson. "We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year.

"We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe. Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans."
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Morbius Teaser Trailer
Jan 13, 2020 - 1:24 PM - by Evil Avatar

#MORBIUS - watch the teaser trailer now. In theaters this summer.

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
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Westworld Season 3 Release Date Trailer
Jan 13, 2020 - 6:30 AM - by Evil Avatar

03.15.20 #Westworld
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1917 Dethrones Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at the Box Office
Jan 13, 2020 - 6:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

Universal's 1917 made the most of strong word of mouth and two Golden Globe wins, topping the weekend box office with ease as it expanded nationwide following two weeks in limited release.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of January 10th to January 12th, 2020.
  1. 1917 $36.5/$39.2
  2. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker $15.0/$478.1
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level $14.0/$257.1
  4. Like a Boss $10.0/$10.0
  5. Just Mercy $10.0/$10.4
  6. Little Women $7.6/$74.0
  7. Underwater $7.0/$7.0
  8. Frozen II $5.7/$459.3
  9. Knives Out $5.7/$139.6
  10. Spies in Disguise $5.1/$54.6
  11. Uncut Gems $3.5/$43.4
  12. The Grudge $3.5/$17.9
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Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Jan 12, 2020 - 8:44 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's the weekend, and I've been busy as hell... sorry this thread is up late.
I'm on the road a lot this weekend and I've been listening to some Powerman 5000, and Rob Zombie.

It's the weekend. What are you listening to?
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Jan 11, 2020 - 10:03 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

Well, it isn't Sunday yet, but the playoffs continue today. I've got my fingers crossed for the Vikings tonight. Sunday I'll watch the Seahawks/Packer game. Guess who I'm rooting for?

Who do you think is going to go all the way?
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Neil Peart of Rush, Dead at 67
Jan 10, 2020 - 3:07 PM - by Chief Smash

Neil Peart, the drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush, has died at age 67.

The influential musician and lyricist died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement issued Friday by family spokesperson Elliot Mintz.

His death was confirmed by Meg Symsyk, a media spokesperson for the progressive rock trio comprising Peart, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
Thanks to my two older brothers, Rush has been my favorite band since I was very young. The greatest concert I ever saw was their "comeback" show in Hartford on June 28, 2002. While his earlier lyrics far outshine his later efforts, his skills on the drums were unquestionable. Rest in peace.
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Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jan 10, 2020 - 11:37 AM - by Jetherik

For many school has started back up or starts next week. So get your last weekend of gaming goodness in without worry of homework. What are you playing this weekend?
9 Replies | 849 Views
**YES!!** New Game Room Tour 2020
Jan 10, 2020 - 8:40 AM - by Metal Jesus

It's a new house and new Metal Jesus Game Room tour for 2020! What do you think of the new setup?
14 Replies | 1,143 Views
Doctor Strange 2 Loses Director Due To "Creative Differences"
Jan 10, 2020 - 7:27 AM - by Evil Avatar

Scott Derrickson is stepping down as director of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” Variety has learned.

The studio confirmed his departure in a statement, attributing it to “creative differences.” Derrickson, who oversaw the first “Doctor Strange,” will remain as an executive producer.

“Marvel Studios and Scott Derrickson have amicably parted ways on ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences,” Marvel said in a statement to Variety. “We remain grateful to Scott for his contributions to the MCU.”

Derrickson also said the decision was mutual.

“Marvel and I have mutually agreed to part ways on ‘Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness’ due to creative differences,” Derrickson tweeted. “I am thankful for our collaboration and will remain on as EP.”

The film will begin production in May and there are not expected to be any delays when it comes to shooting. The search for a replacement is currently underway.
4 Replies | 1,049 Views
The Boy 2's Creepy Trailer Features Return Of Spooky Doll Brahms
Jan 09, 2020 - 8:29 AM - by Evil Avatar

Unaware of the terrifying history of Heelshire Mansion, a young family moves into a guest house on the estate where their young son soon makes an unsettling new friend, an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms. Katie Holmes stars in STXfilms and Lakeshore Entertainment’s, BRAHMS: THE BOY II, alongside Christopher Convery (“Gotham”), Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experience) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch). William Brent Bell returns to direct BRAHMS: THE BOY II. The producers are Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg, Eric Reid, Gary Lucchesi, and Richard Wright in addition to Matt Berenson, Jim Wedaa and Roy Lee.

In Theaters February 21, 2020
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Sea Of Thieves Is Now Xbox's "Most Successful" New IP Of The Generation
Jan 09, 2020 - 8:01 AM - by Evil Avatar

We’re excited and humbled to share that Sea of Thieves has now been played by more than ten million players, reinforcing its status as the most successful new IP from Xbox this generation.

It’s mind-blowing to think of that many people setting sail on the Sea of Thieves, and it’s all been made possible by the support and passion of our fantastic community.

For everyone at Rare, the Sea of Thieves community represents the very best of what gaming can be. It’s home to players from more than eighty different countries, bringing together gamers on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC and creating countless stories and moments that people can treasure. Seeing these stories shared through social media or other community spaces is something that inspires the team every day. To every person who’s played Sea of Thieves, thank you.

Our community will be at the centre of our January update – ‘Legends of the Seas’ – which will be available to all players for free from Wednesday January 15. Not only will this update celebrate our community and its stories, it will also feature two limited-edition gifts to mark our 10 million player milestone. Log-in to the game between January 15 and 22 and claim a free custom sail and a special new emote.

Once again, on behalf of everyone at Rare I’d like to say thank you to everyone who’s been on this journey with us so far. The best news is that we’re just getting started and have big plans for the coming year. See you on the seas!
Xbox Wire.
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Sony’s CEO teased that the PS5’s Most Unique features are still Unannounced
Jan 09, 2020 - 7:51 AM - by Evil Avatar

Jim Ryan: “Each time a new console is released, the processor and graphics improve. Those are enticing of course, but we need to have special appeals as well. We have already confirmed the use of an solid-state drive. Having load times that are next to nothing is a major change.

“3D audio and the haptic feedback support of the controller are also things that, when you try them, you will be surprised at how big a change they are. Even just playing the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with a PlayStation 5 controller is a completely different experience. While it runs well with the previous controller, there is no going back after you experience the detailed road surface via haptic control and play using the adaptive triggers.

“But you know. There are still more unique elements for PlayStation 5 to come that separate it from previous consoles. The ‘bigger differences’ have yet to be announced.
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Netflix Unlocks the Mystery of Keyhouse with Locke and Key Trailer
Jan 08, 2020 - 8:10 AM - by Evil Avatar

Official Trailer for Locke & Key Season 1, coming to Netflix on February 7, 2020. Based on the best-selling graphic novels, Locke & Key follows 3 siblings who, after the murder of their father, move to their ancestral home only to find the house has magical keys that give them a vast array of powers and abilities.
4 Replies | 1,129 Views
Pokemon Direct Set for January 9th
Jan 08, 2020 - 7:36 AM - by Evil Avatar

Tune in on 1/9 at 6:30 a.m. PT for roughly 20 minutes of new Pokémon information in a livestreamed Pokémon Direct presentation.
5 Replies | 902 Views
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum First Details ~ PS5 & Xbox Series X
Jan 08, 2020 - 7:33 AM - by Evil Avatar

Lord of the Rings: Gollum Confirmed for PS5, Xbox Series X

Daedalic Entertainment has reaffirmed that its action-adventure game The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be coming to next-gen consoles including PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X alongside PC in 2021.

This is what the studio told Edge magazine for its February 2020 issue, which has a number of interviews with key developers that reveal the first new details about the game since its announcement back in March 2019.

For starters, Daedalic has set out to invent its own version of main character Gollum rather than follow the look given to him in Peter Jackson’s movies. “Tolkien didn’t give a size reference for Gollum to begin with,” art director Mathias Fischer told Edge. “So in the first illustrations, he’s gigantic! He’s like a monster emerging from the swamp.” Daedalic hasn't yet revealed what Gollum will look like in the game.

Senior producer Kai Fiebig adds to this that Daedalic doesn’t “want to displease the folks who have only seen the movies. But in short, he doesn’t look like Andy Serkis.” Serkis is, of course, the actor who portrayed Gollum in the movies.

Daedalic’s take on Gollum has you play him as he’s deep into his corruption by the One Ring. He conveys a different set of emotions than those seen in the films so that he’s more sympathetic and relatable - this is important as you’ll be spending 20 or so hours with him.

Fischer also revealed that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will feature Nazgûl, although not the ones that lovers of the films will know. “They were an interesting challenge, because it’s so well documented where they are in the wider narrative. It was like, ‘Shit, can we use the cool Nazgûl?’,” Fischer said. “I think ours are the less cool ones. They’re the drummer and bass player of the band. But we have a chance to make them more popular!”

The Edge feature also outlines that you should expect stealth gameplay, a dual-personality mechanic, huge levels, and a move away from the violence that dominates other Lords of the Rings games. The dual-personality of Gollum sounds particularly interesting and will lead to some crucial choice-based moments throughout the game.

“It’s not just choosing to be Sméagol or Gollum, because for Gollum as an entity it’s not that easy. Each personality is being attacked by the other; each has to defend himself,” game designer Martin Wilkes explained.

“You will have maybe two, three or four conflicts per chapter that lead to a final decision point. And at this final decision point, it will be harder to pick Sméagol, for example, if you’ve always fought for the Gollum side before.”

Finally, CEO Carsten Fichtelmann said that Daedalic has a long-running contract which means the studio is aiming to do two or three games set in Middle-earth, “which means maybe the next game is - obviously not Gollum 2. That doesn’t make sense. It could be some other character. But it will be comparable to what we’re now trying with Gollum.”
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Pure Evil - Freaks of the Heartland
Jan 08, 2020 - 7:27 AM - by Evil Avatar

Catching up on some movie watching on my days off I happened to catch the indie Sci Fi thriller Freaks.

Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat – or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what’s really happening outside, Chloe soon finds that while the truth isn’t so simple, the danger is very real.
While this isn't a found-footage film, it reminded me a lot of Chronicle. It is low budget, but it never feels that way and the characters and action are excellent across the board (including Bruce Dern as the wacky ice cream vendor). If you are looking for a decent rental, be sure to check this one out.

I caught up on a bunch of films over the weekend this week. I didn't care for The Lighthouse. It was a good movie, hampered by trying too hard to be an art house film. Worth a watch one time, but not the groundbreaking horror film you would have expected from the director of The Witch.

The same is true of JoJo Rabbit, the way people were gushing about it online I was expecting it to be just this amazing film and while it is certainly good, it's no better or no worse than any other WWII "Love thy enemy." film. The imaginary Hitler was a blast, the rest of the movie was good, but not great.

If you want some real gems, check out Adam Sandler's Uncut Gems. While I don't recommend going to see the movie in the theater, you have to check this one out. It's tense and the performances are amazing. There is a lot of "Mob guys yelling at each other." and it's a bit much for the big screen which is the only reason I don't suggest a theater viewing. Sandler totally deserves the Best Actor Oscar. After seeing the movie, I'm predicting he will get it.

Another fantastic film was Ford vs Ferrari. I'm biased a bit, I do like race car movies, but this one hits all the buttons. Great story, good performances and you have to love any film where the USA gets one over on France.

I think that catches me up for the weekend!
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Alienware's Concept UFO Is Like A Switch That Plays PC Games
Jan 07, 2020 - 6:37 AM - by Evil Avatar

Alienware has shown off a new prototype during CES 2020, and it looks an awful lot like the Nintendo Switch. The Concept UFO--which, as the name suggests, is still a concept that the company is working with rather than a finalized product--is a portable system with a screen that can detach from the controllers on either side of it, much like the Joy-Cons slide off the Switch.
14 Replies | 1,489 Views
Sony Unveils PlayStation 5 Logo & Details
Jan 07, 2020 - 6:22 AM - by Evil Avatar


Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
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New New Mutants Trailer
Jan 06, 2020 - 7:10 AM - by Evil Avatar

20th Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.

In Theaters April 3, 2020
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The Empire Dominated the Box Office Again!
Jan 06, 2020 - 6:16 AM - by Evil Avatar

Disney domination continues as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker leads the way domestically for the third straight weekend, topping $450 million domestically and over $900 million worldwide while Frozen II has now become the highest grossing animated release of all time worldwide reaching $1.325 billion worldwide.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of January 3rd to January 5th, 2020.
  1. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker $33.7/$450.7
  2. Jumanji: The Next Level $26.5/$236.2
  3. Little Women $13.5/$60.0
  4. The Grudge $11.3/$11.3
  5. Frozen II $11.2/$449.8
  6. Spies in Disguise $10.0/$46.7
  7. Knives Out $9.0/$130.2
  8. Uncut Gems $7.8/$36.8
  9. Bombshell $4.0/$24.5
  10. Cats $2.6/$24.6
  11. Richard Jewell $1.7/$21.2
  12. Ford v Ferrari $1.6/$109.9
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It's Sunday: What NFL Games Are You Watching?
Jan 05, 2020 - 7:58 AM - by BeardedSonOfNel

The playoffs are here, and the Pats are out! Only a couple of games today. I hope the Vikings will advance.

Who do you think is going to go all the way?
8 Replies | 1,113 Views
Weekend Headbanger - What are you listening to?
Jan 04, 2020 - 12:50 PM - by BeardedSonOfNel

It's the first weekend of the new year!

It's the weekend. What are you listening to?
5 Replies | 650 Views
ModDB's Player's Choice List of Top 10 Mods of 2019
Jan 04, 2020 - 5:46 AM - by vallor
ModDB, one of the biggest, if not the biggest video game modding community on the internet, announced top 10 mods of 2019 as voted on by the community.

Welcome to the 2019 Mod of the Year results! With top 100 voting having taken place over the last 20 days, the results have now been tallied and we are ready to announce the winners! Below you will find the Top 10 Mods of 2019. While you're at it, you can also check out the Top 10 Indie Games of 2019, or join the site in anticipation for next year's awards to register a mod of your own or vote for those you think deserve recognition in 2020.
I love that some of the games on the list are old, but these mods really add a lot of modern features, not to mention content.

A few years ago Bethesda and Valve made moves to monetize mods; I am glad they didn't manage to succeed at the level they hoped because it might crush a lot of the people and communities who might never get any exposure if they had to be officially sanctioned or vetted in some way.
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Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella steps in to head DICE Los Angeles
Jan 03, 2020 - 5:28 PM - by Evil Avatar

Respawn's Vince Zampella to lead EA DICE's LA studio

Respawn Entertainment CEO Vince Zampella has taken on a new project leading Electronic Arts: EA DICE's Los Angeles studio.

In an interview with The LA Times, Zampella revealed his new role at DICE LA, which he will take on while remaining with Respawn Entertainment. Zampella described his position at Respawn as being that of a "head coach" now, and GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to EA for added clarification on his ongoing role with the studio.

While he's taking on the LA studio head role while it's still referred to as an EA DICE studio, Zampella said it would likely undergo a rebranding, separting itself both from DICE Stockholm as well as Respawn.

"We want to give it a new image. We want people to say, 'This is a destination you can go and make new content.' I think they've kind of gotten the branding that they are the support studio for DICE Stockholm. I think rebranding is important for showing people, 'Hey! Come work here. We're going to do some amazing things.'"

Under Zampella's leadership, the LA studio is currently working on a new, original game that hasn't yet been revealed.

EA chief studios officer Laura Miele is overseeing Zampella's transition.

"I think under Vince's leadership the expectation is to have them work on and create a game on their own," she said. "And I genuinely believe that he is going to help guide them creatively. He's going to help them further fortify and build out their talent and their team. I think we're going to have a really strong studio out of our Los Angeles location. They can go from a support team to a full stand-alone studio to create a new game offering."

Fired or Demoted?
19 Replies | 1,743 Views
Weekend Gamer: What are you playing?
Jan 03, 2020 - 10:12 AM - by Jetherik

Happy New Years! What are the first games you are going to be playing this new decade?
9 Replies | 1,092 Views
Assembling my GAMECUBE KIOSK w/ some modifications
Jan 03, 2020 - 8:47 AM - by Metal Jesus

Watch me set up the awesome Nintendo GameCube kiosk (2001) and make a few modifications of my own.
12 Replies | 995 Views
GRETEL & HANSEL Official Teaser Trailer
Jan 02, 2020 - 5:35 PM - by Evil Avatar

The story you know hides a dark secret. From visionary director Oz Perkins comes a terrifying new twist on a classic tale. Watch the first trailer for Gretel and Hansel, starring Sophia Lillis (IT) now. #FollowTheCrumbs #GretelAndHansel
13 Replies | 1,350 Views
PlayStation Plus Games for January 2020 Announced
Jan 01, 2020 - 5:34 PM - by Evil Avatar

January’s Free PS Plus Games: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator

Travel the globe in pursuit of unimaginable treasures and *checks notes* cause untold amounts of property damage as a goat? Didn’t see that one coming!

More on Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator, your new games available for free until February 3:

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

From the groundbreaking storytellers at Naughty Dog, comes the genre-defining epic that revolutionized adventure storytelling, rebuilt by Bluepoint Games with the power of the PS4 system. Follow the perilous journey of Nathan Drake across the globe, from humble beginnings to extraordinary discoveries. Meet an unforgettable cast of characters as Drake puts life and friendship on the line in a race against ruthless enemies to uncover unimaginable treasure.

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection includes the single-player campaigns only for Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

Goat Simulator

The title says it all, really. Hurl an immaculately rendered goat with blisteringly accurate physics at all manner of objects. It’s the definitive goat simulation experience.

Oh — actually, it’s a totally bonkers fling-em-up that has you launching a goat at things. A lot of things. Experiment and see what happens!

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator will be available from January 7 to February 3.

With January’s games fast approaching, this means you only have a few days left to grab Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Game. They’re available until January 6, so act fast!

For more information about PS Plus, visit our webpage.
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A Quiet Place Part II - Official Trailer
Jan 01, 2020 - 5:02 PM - by Evil Avatar

Watch the official trailer for A Quiet Place Part II. In theatres March 20.

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
4 Replies | 1,060 Views
New Year Headbanger - Hostile Rage
Jan 01, 2020 - 12:58 PM - by Emabulator

I have known the guys in this band, Hostile Rage, for a very long time. They know how to bring it hard and heavy live. Today is the premier of their new video On The Rampage, with their first commercially released album following on February 7th. You can pre-order it now if you want to check it out.

Click on the Headline for the Video.
5 Replies | 2,082 Views
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