As part of its new content schedule for the summer, Pluto TV is adding old episodes of South Park that can be streamed for free in America. The content refresh will start on July 14, adding 40 shows from CBS and Comedy Central’s library.
One of an increasing number of streaming services offering free content, Pluto TV will be debuting “select episodes from Seasons 1-10” of Comedy Central’s South Park–an early part of the show’s run from its beginning in 1997 to late 2006. Pluto TV hasn’t yet revealed a date or which episodes will be showing.
South Park was just added in full to HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s paid subscription streaming service, minus a number of episodes that were removed for their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad.
Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake for the upcoming Uncharted movie that won’t follow any of the previous game’s stories but instead tell a new one focusing on a young Drake.
Had Sony Pictures went with a 1:1 adaptation of the games, actor Nolan North–who plays Drake in the game series–believes Chris Pine would have been a top choice for the role. North had a small role in Star Trek: Into Darkness, and working with Pine on some scenes, he saw that Pine would have made a very fitting Drake.
“I got to watch Chris Pine work, and [I] sat with him at lunch. One time in the makeup trailer I said, ‘If a script called Uncharted ever comes across your agent’s desk you should take a good hard look at it. Because I think you’d be perfect for it,'” North told Fandom.
Back in March, which feels like far longer than four months ago, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson became some of the first high-profile cases of COVID-19, testing positive while filming in Australia. Now, Hanks is using some of the interviews for his upcoming film Greyhound to share a simple public health message–wear a mask.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s Today for Greyhound, Hanks also sent a message about the unfolding pandemic. “The idea of doing one’s part… should be so simple–wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands,” he said. “That alone means you are contributing to the betterment of your house, your work, your town, your society as a whole, and it’s such a small thing. It’s a mystery to me how somehow that has been wiped out of what should be ingrained in the behavior of us all.”
While in another interview Hanks expressed disappointment that his film Greyhound, which premiered to mostly positive reviews, wouldn’t get its chance to shine on the big screen, he’s certainly not advocating for an early opening of cinemas.
The experience of waking up with a foggy mind in a weird, unfamiliar hotel room is already distressing, but there are myriad ways it could be even worse. Let’s say you blacked out so hard that not only do you not remember last night, you don’t remember anything at all. Making things even more upsetting, there’s an unconscious woman with her hands tied up laying in the bathtub. The real kicker, though, would be seeing a news report with your face on it describing you as a wanted serial killer. And now someone’s knocking on your door…
Death Come True is the latest project from Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka. Much like that beloved adventure series, Death Come True places the protagonist in a horrifying, deadly situation where the only way out is to uncover the mystery of what’s really going on. But the approach here is very different: Where Danganronpa told its twisted sagas of death and despair through visual novel-style presentations, Death Come True is presented as a live-action film with branching paths. While the heavy use of full-motion video (FMV) has seen an interesting comeback in games like Her Story and Control, Death Come True hearkens back to the simpler, experimental FMV adventure games of the mid-’90s–all the while reminding us of what was good and bad about those titles.
Protagonist Makoto has no idea where he is, how he got here, or even who he is–save for the TV report describing him as a serial killer–but he knows something’s deeply amiss in this hotel. Things quickly go from bad to worse when Makoto, through your choices, makes another unsettling discovery: When he dies, he wakes up again in the same hotel bed to restart and repeat the same sequence of events over again, so not even death can free him from the bizarre reality he’s trapped in.
This week marks the beginning of Johnny Depp’s libel trial in a London courtroom, fighting The Sun’s description of him as a “wife beater” in regards to his nasty and very public divorce with ex-wife Amber Heard. The whole case could be more trouble than it’s worth for Depp’s career, according to a THR report.
Through the libel case, Depp aims to prove that he was never violent towards Amber Heard, but that she was the one who was violent towards him–however it could be a no-win situation for the actor as the details and evidence of the case are dragged out for the media all over again.
“This is not a case about money. It is about vindication,” Depp’s lawyer said in opening statements about the case, yet insiders believe Depp would be better to not drag the controversy out for longer.
Yet another podcast featuring big Hollywood names has been announced. Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes are teaming up for a new interview podcast called “Smartless,” and The Hollywood Reporter has the first details.
The twist of Smartless is that, for each episode, one host will know who the interview subject is, while the other two will only find out in that moment. The idea is that this will prompt a more genuine back-and-forth because two of the guests can’t do any prep work.
Smartless’ first announced guests include Will Ferrell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seth Rogen, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Awkwafina, and Dax Shepard.
An Imgur link featuring four images from the game was posted to the Gaming Leaks and Rumours subreddit by user joelioio. According to the post, they stem from recent media previews of the game and, as such, they may look blurry due to the gameplay being streamed from Ubisoft computers.
We can see the game’s Team menu screen in the leaks, which shows a series of operatives that the player can swap between as part of their legion of NPCs, with each one having different abilities. One character shown, Phil Ahuja, is a Football Hooligan who can use a Rally Cry ability to call his friends to fight and boasts a Tough Drunk ability that mitigates damage.
A Spy character, Brian Casey, is shown in another screenshot, who offers a Spy Watch that can jam enemy weapons, a silenced pistol and a car with cloaking capabilities.
One of the images from the game lacks the UI and features a user-drawn ring around a background asset which features the date “16 SEPT.” It’s unclear why it has been circled, but some think it could be a potential release date for the game.
The final image sees the player distracting an Albion police officer while in disguise – par for the course as far as Watch Dogs gameplay is concerned. Little of this is new information – we know that Legion will see players recruiting characters from among the AI population of a future London – but it’s a nice reminder of how wildly different the game could be fore different players, given we’re seeing football hooligans and old-school spies sharing screen space.
We’ll be seeing and hearing more about Watch Dogs: Legion during the Ubisoft Forward conference, which arrives this Sunday, July 12. For more details on the event, check out our article covering the event’s lineup.
It’s Ubisoft’s second leak this week, after Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla saw 30 minutes of gameplay hit the internet.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.
Warframe developer Digital Extremes has announced Inaros Prime will be available from July 14 in all regions and on every platform. The new Prime Gear will include saw launcher Panthera Prime and heavy blade Karyst Prime.
Inaros Prime boasts “altered mod polarities for greater customization,” Panthera Prime has been upgraded with “a larger mag, faster fire and a radial, slashing ricochet,” while Karys Prime is described as “the heavier, oversized and far more lethal version of the signature weapon of an extinct order of Tenno assassins.” Inaros Prime’s accessories include the Mittahk Prime Armor, Kahtuss Prime Syandana, and 90-Day Credit and Affinity boosters.
In-universe, Prime refers to “technology as it was during the height of the Orokin Era,” as opposed to the non-Prime copies of that technology used by the Tenno.