Friday, November 27

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now free for PlayStation Plus gamers

PlayStation gamers, get ready to throw it back to 2009.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered — the newly updated version of the beloved first-person shooter — is coming to PlayStation Plus in August.The game will be completely free to subscribers starting on July 28, according to PlayStation.Blog. August’s other free game, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, will arrive on August 4.Fall Guys, developed by Mediatonic, is a stylized multiplayer game that’s drawn comparisons to Rocket League in the run-up to its release. According to PlayStation.blog, the game asks players to “bend, bounce and bash [their] way through hilarious physics-based obstacles.”Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered brings new graphics and features to ...
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Rocket League going free-to-play — and getting its ‘biggest’ update yet

Rocket League players, get ready: Things are about to change in a major way.The online soccer game is getting a massive update later this summer, according to developer Psyonix. First and foremost, the game, which currently costs $19.99, is going free-to-play.That means players will be able to access most features completely free of charge. Premium content — like many banners, wheels and items — will still be available for additional purchase.Psyonix also announced that Rocket League is leaving Steam, and will instead be available for download in the Epic Games Store. As The Verge points out, Epic (which also makes Fortnite) purchased Psyonix last year.Players who previously downloaded Rocket League on Steam will still have access to all future update...
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The 5 most successful video game movie adaptations of all time

Video game movies aren’t exactly known for their commercial and critical success. While both comic book and book adaptations have won major awards, video game adaptations are lucky if they break even at the box office.In 1993, Hollywood brought its very first video game to life with “Super Mario Bros.” Though that film was a huge failure — Wired noted that it was “a blueprint of how not to adapt a video game” — it inspired countless other directors and studios to try their luck with on-screen adaptations of their own.To date, Rotten Tomatoes notes that there are 43 mainstream video game movies. Below, we’ve rounded up the five most successful adaptations based on their Rotten Tomatoes score. (I am not exaggerating when I say that the first one is going to blow yo...
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Henry Cavill built a PC in a tank top and I need a glass of water

Henry Cavill is hardly the person who comes to mind when you think of your typical gamer. The “Superman” star has big, bulging muscles, a chiseled jawline and voluminous locks that are somehow always perfectly coiffed.However, Cavill is a self-proclaimed gaming nerd — and a devoted one at that.In 2016, the British heartthrob revealed that he almost missed out on the opportunity to play Superman because he was playing World of Warcraft.“I was playing World of Warcraft [when Zack Snyder called] and I have my priorities straight,” he told Conan O’Brien.In an interview with GQ in 2019, Cavill also admitted that he prefers sitting inside and playing video games over going outside and getting recognized.“At home, I get to sit playing games for ridiculous am...
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5 unexpected celebrity appearances in video games

There’s nothing unusual about A-list celebrities appearing in video games — at least not anymore.Once upon a time, Hollywood actors might have been more skeptical to lend their voice (or their face) to franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, but things have changed.Video games are becoming increasingly cinematic in nature, and these days the industry out-earns box office figures by billions of dollars each year. That’s just one of the many reasons that today, you can power up a PS4 and find Keanu Reeves, Kit Harrington or even Conan O’Brien staring right back at you.Not every cameo is as obvious though. Here are five of the most fascinating, unexpected celebrity appearances you might’ve missed in your favorite games.1. Samuel L. Jackson...