New Ghostbusters Movie Images And Plot Details Revealed

Although 2016’s Ghostbusters reboot was not a box office hit, fans of the supernatural comedy series haven’t had to wait long for another movie. Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the fourth film in the franchise, and it hits theaters in July 2020. Ahead of the first trailer next week, new details and images have now been released.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is not connected to the reboot but is a direct sequel to the original ’80s movies. The new images come via Vanity Fair and show some of the new cast, which include Ant-Man star Paul Rudd, Stranger Thing’s Finn Wolfhard, and Captain Marvel’s McKenna Grace. There’s also the iconic Ecto-1 Ghostbusting car in a cornfield–check them out below:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who helmed by the first 1984 movie. Original Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, and Ernie Hudson are set to return as well, as are Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, who also appeared in the two ’80s movies. However, it’s unknown how much they will appear in the new film.

As for the story, it focuses on the adult children of one of the original team, who move to an old farm in rural Oklahoma with their own kids Trevor and Phoebe, played by Wolfhard and Grace. The children discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters, and according to Reitman, must decide “whether they’re ready to pick up the proton pack themselves.” Rudd plays a schoolteacher who is obsessed with the spectacular events that took place in New York in 1984.

However, one person who is not so happy about the upcoming movie is Leslie Jones, who starred in the reboot alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon. Earlier this year, she described the decision not to continue with an all-female Ghostbusters crew as “like something Trump would do.”

Bethesda Puts Elder Scrolls: Legends Card Game Development ‘On Hold’

Bethesda has announced that it is putting the development of its online card game, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, on hold for the foreseeable future. Bethesda didn’t offer a specific reason for the hiatus but explained that any new expansions or future content are no longer under “active development.”

The announcement was made in the Elder Scrolls: Legends subreddit today. An earlier content roadmap said there would be one more new card set releasing this year, but today’s update means this is no longer the case.

Bethesda says that players can still download and play Legends on all existing platforms and compete online. The developers will still support Legends with monthly reward cards, in-game events, and general maintenance.

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Get The Nintendo Switch Lite At A Nice Discount Before Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, the gift-shopping days are getting smaller in number all the time. However, if you have a special gamer you’re shopping for, then Ebay and Woot have great deals on the Nintendo Switch Lite that are definitely worth checking out.

Ebay and Woot both have the Nintendo Switch Lite discounted to $180 USD. Woot requires you to be an Amazon Prime member for the full discount, while non-Prime users can get the Switch from their site for $190. Ebay doesn’t have any requirement: you can grab a Switch Lite for $180 no matter what. We don’t expect the deal to last for long, as it’ll only be available until stock sells out–Woot says its deal will last for five days otherwise.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | $180 ($200)

The Switch Lite is Nintendo’s handheld-only version of the Nintendo Switch. It can’t be docked, and it doesn’t feature detachable Joy-Cons, but it does feature a proper D-Pad and a more sturdy-feeling design. You can read more about it in our Nintendo Switch Lite review.

If you’re interested in picking up a few games with this Switch Lite, then there are a bunch of recently released games that are definitely worth playing. You can see them all through the links below.

New Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Update Removes Night Maps From Hardcore Modes

Infinity Ward has released the full patch notes for the newest update to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Most of the update is geared towards general bug fixes and balancing changes, but it makes map changes to Hardcore multiplayer modes too.

The most notable change is the removal of all night maps from the Hardcore modes. Both Hardcore difficulty and night maps are among the best new additions to Infinity Ward’s first-person shooter. The patch notes make no mention of when the night maps may be added again.

It’s not all doom and gloom though, as the update adds a bunch of content back into the game too. Shoot House 24/7 makes a return, replacing Crash 24/7. Docks also makes a return to the Gunfight map rotation, Grazna Raid is added to Hardcore Team Death Match, and Arklov Peak is added to both Hardcore Team Death Match and Hardcore Headquarters.

All these changes and more are outlined in the full patch notes, which are listed below. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. In GameSpot’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review, Kallie Plagge writes, “Modern Warfare makes old observations and presents them with new flourishes. Those new flourishes do make for a good campaign and solid multiplayer. But it’s when Modern Warfare asks you to think harder that it falls short.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare December 6 Update Patch Notes

What’s New

  • Shoot House 24/7 is back! (replaces Crash 24/7)
  • Removed night maps from Hardcore modes
  • Added Docks back into Gunfight map rotation
  • Added Grazna Raid and Arklov Peak to Hardcore TDM
  • Added Arklov Peak to Hardcore Headquarters

General Fixes

  • When attempting to view weapon details of a weapon in the Missions tab, players will be kicked back to the main menu. This has been fixed.
  • Fix for the cargo ship clipping through the playable area on Docks
  • In some cases, players were not able to see or shoot down an opposing team’s Counter UAV. This has been fixed
  • Fix for the VTOL audio persisting after being shot down
  • Fix for a crash that could occur while prone and firing the AK-47 with a launcher and the Fully Loaded perk equipped
  • Fix for the “Jack Frosty” and “Old Wounds” world model appearing differently than the Armory/Gunsmith models
  • Special Operations: “Just Reward”–Fix for the HVT truck crashing into portions of the map
  • Special Operations: Survival–Fix for the respawn flare not working as intended

Awesome PC Games Bundle Lets You Choose What You Want To Keep

Humble Monthly is no more, and in its place comes Humble Choice, a new monthly subscription that lets you choose which games you want from a selection of 10. If you held an active subscription to Humble Monthly when the transition to Humble Choice occurred, then you get all 10 games for the same monthly fee.

The first 10 games from Humble Choice have been revealed. They include Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Blasphemous, and Phantom Doctrine, in addition to seven others. If you were converted to the $12 USD/month Classic plan, then you don’t need to make any choice: you get all 10. You can see a list of the games in the list below.

If you’re a new subscriber to Humble Choice, then you’ll have to pay more money for fewer games depending on your plan. Premium costs $20/month and gets you nine of these games, while Basic comes in at $15/month with only three games. Each subscription comes with additional benefits, such as a library of DRM-free games, access to Humble Originals, and a store discount–the $5/month Lite plan gets you some of these benefits with no games. You can learn more about these plans at Humble.

If you’re already a Humble Choice subscriber, you have until December 27 to unlock your choices. At that point, you’ll be charged for the month and sent your games. If you want to cancel before then, you can do that on Humble’s website. However, you can unlock your games and start playing now, but once you do so, you’ll be charged.

Humble Choice December 2019 games

Best Green Monday Deals At Ebay: Xbox One Bundles, Gaming Monitors, Bose Headphones, And More

Though not nearly as well-known as Cyber Monday, Green Monday has brought online deals to a variety of retailers each year since 2007. Ebay created the holiday sale event after noticing that the second Monday in December was one of its biggest revenue days. Monday, December 9 happens to be the second Monday of the month, and Ebay is once again offering deals on a wide assortment of products, including Xbox One bundles, Bose headphones, gaming monitors, and more.

Ebay’s Green Monday sale kicks off on Monday, December 9 at 5 AM PT / 8 PM ET. Ahead of the sale, we’ve rounded up the best gaming, tech, and entertainment deals right here. Unfortunately, you cannot preview the entire sale before Monday, but we imagine it will mirror other Ebay sales and be located in the deals hub when the sale is live. A few of the deals are available now, including a pretty awesome discount on a very expensive curved monitor from Alienware.

Best Green Monday Gaming Deals at Ebay

Xbox One X special edition with NBA 2K20 -- $350
Xbox One X special edition with NBA 2K20 — $350

Xbox One X with NBA 2K20 | $350 ($500)

If you missed out on buying an Xbox One X on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for $350, you’ll have another chance. This special edition Xbox One X will be on sale, and it comes bundled with NBA 2K20.

Xbox One X with Gears 1-5 -- $350
Xbox One X with Gears 1-5 — $350

Xbox One X with Gears 1-5 | $350 ($500)

The Gears 5 Xbox One X bundle offers the most value. Not only does it have the latest entry in the third-person shooter franchise, but you’ll also get Gears of War 1-4. This is the Black Friday/Cyber Monday price, which makes it a great deal.

Xbox One S with NBA 2K20 -- $199
Xbox One S with NBA 2K20 — $199

Xbox One S with NBA 2K20 | $199 ($299)

Another repeat from recent holiday sales, this Xbox One S bundle features NBA 2K20. At $199, this bundle offers pretty solid value.

Best Green Monday Tech and Entertainment Deals at Ebay

Dell 23.6-inch Gaming Monitor -- $80
Dell 23.6-inch Gaming Monitor — $80

Dell LCD 23.6-inch gaming monitor | $80 ($100)

  • 23.6-inch LCD display
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 1920 x 1080-pixel resolution
  • 60Hz refresh rate
  • 2ms response time

For $100, this Dell monitor is a great value. It offers a 1080p resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and 2ms response time, so it’s great for gaming. Not the best monitor on the market if you really want to showcase high-end hardware, but it’s a great option for those just getting started.

Alienware Curved Monitor -- $65
Alienware Curved Monitor — $65

Dell Alienware 34-inch LCD Curved Gaming Monitor | $625 ($1,078)

  • 34.6-inch curved LCD display
  • 21:9 aspect ratio
  • 3440 x 1440-pixel resolution
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • 4ms response time

This Ultrawide, curved monitor is a deluxe, high-end display with its 3440×1440 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. For games with Ultrawide support, you’ll be able to see more of the action at a silky smooth frame rate up to 120 FPS.

Available now

Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones -- $199
Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones — $199

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series Wireless Headphones | $199 ($349.95)

Regularly $350, you can pick up the stellar Bose QuietComfort 35 series wireless (Bluetooth) headphones for just under 200 bucks. These particular headphones are factory renewed, but they are in “Like New” condition and come directly from Bose in their original packaging. They boast up to 20 hours of battery life and feature acoustic noise-canceling technology. This deal is live already and will be available until Saturday, November 14.

Available now

JBL Duet BT Wireless Headphones -- $39.95
JBL Duet BT Wireless Headphones — $39.95

JBL Duet BT Wireless Headphones | $39.95 ($149.95)

For $40, the JBL Duet BT wireless headphones are a steal. Ebay is knocking a whopping $110 off the price for Green Monday. These Bluetooth headphones can run for up to 16 hours on a full charge.

Available now

The Mandalorian Episode 5: 12 Star Wars Easter Eggs And References You May Have Missed

The Mandalorian, Episode 5

This week’s episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+ takes Star Wars fans back to a planet that helped kick-off the Star Wars franchise back in 1977. The episode further expanded aspects of the bounty hunter guild and the still present seedy underbelly of the Outer Rim. Additionally, we were introduced to assassin Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) and spaceport operator/mechanic Peli Motto (Amy Sedaris).

As always, we’ll be covering lots of the finer–and not so finer–details within this week’s episode of The Mandalorian. If you want to avoid spoilers, it would be in your best interest to turn away for now.

Mando and Baby Yoda find themselves on one of the most recognizable planets in the outer rim, Tatooine. Mando needs money to fix his ship and hooks up with an inexperienced bounty hunter to hunt down a dangerous assassin. Meanwhile, Baby Yoda hangs out in a Mos Eisley spaceport, and continues to look adorable.

Take a look below at the best Easter eggs and references from “The Gunslinger” Then, if you’ve missed them, make sure to check out our Easter egg guides to Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4.

1. The bounty hunter’s ship

In the opening sequence, Mando and his ship, the Razorcrest, are being chased by bounty hunter Riot Mar in space. While we couldn’t pinpoint what ship Mar was using, it does look old. It has elements of ships like the A-wing, Delta-7, and X-wing with its wings down, incorporated into its design.

2. Remember these dumb droids?

When Mando, Baby Yoda, and the Razorcrest land in Mos Eisley, we see a few DUM-series pit droids. The first time we saw these droids was in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace at Mos Espa where they worked at Watto’s shop and on podracers.

3. At home with Peli Motto

The woman that runs this spaceport dock on Mos Eisley is Peli Motto, but the actress that plays her is none other than Amy Sedaris. This comedic actress is best known for her role as Jerri Blank on Comedy Central’s Strangers With Candy. Additionally, she’s appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and BoJack Horseman. Currently, she stars on the TruTv comedy At Home With Amy Sedaris. See what we did there with the title of this slide?

4. Fight the Empire

It’s already been established in continuity that after the Battle of Endor, the Empire had fallen, and we’ve seen the shot above in many trailers for the show. However, it’s important to note that even though Tatooine is on the Outer Rim–far from the Empire’s stranglehold–it still had a massive Empire presence. If you watch A New Hope, there are Stormtroopers everywhere. And considering how beaten up these helmets look, there was obviously an uprising in Mos Eisley.

This makes you wonder about the relationship between the Empire and the Hutt Cartel, since Jabba ran things in that area but allowed Stormtroopers on what was essentially his planet–even if his family’s cartel was losing power during the Galactic Civil War. Or maybe I’m just getting way too off on a tangent.

5. A friendly game of Sabacc

While Mando is off doing his bounty hunter thing, Peli and the DUM droids are playing a game of Sabacc. This widely-popular game was first mentioned in Empire Strikes Back, but it also appeared in Rebels, The Force Awakens, and was heavily-featured in Solo.

6. Another familiar droid

Briefly seen before Mando enters the cantina, there is a WED-15-77 droid–also known as a Treadwell–hanging out, talking to a human. It first appeared in a deleted scene for A New Hope and later made an appearance in Attack of the Clones.

7. I tried to translate, so you wouldn’t have to

When Mando walks into the cantina (officially known as Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina), there is something written above the door, and the first symbol looks close to a “b” in Aurebesh. However, the second two letters didn’t match anything in that alphabet. This isn’t Huttese either.

It probably says “bar” or “pub,” as long as the characters directly match the English language–because Aurebesh does, so why wouldn’t others?

8. Mos Eisley Cantina

As mentioned earlier, its official name is Chalmun’s Spaceport Cantina, but it’s the most famous–and at times, infamous–watering hole in the Star Wars universe. As far as live-action appearances go, we’ve only seen it in A New Hope. However, this pub did also appear on the animated series The Clone Wars a few times as well.

9. Bantha party

We’ve seen these gigantic beasts in Star Wars many times before. Banthas are the preferred mode of transportation for Tusken Raiders.The native Raiders ride these Banthas in single-file lines in order to hide their numbers.

10. Tusken Raiders not painted in a bad light for once

Before this episode of Mandalorian, Tusken Raiders were generally seen as ruthless nomads, taking shots at podracers, killing Darth Vader’s mother, and generally causing havoc to people on Tatooine who ventured away from spaceports.

Here, however, they’re shown in a much kinder light. As Mando explains, Tuskens view everyone else as outsiders, as the Sand People and Jawas are the only native species to the planet. As a person of tradition and ritual, Mando respects the Tuskens by asking for passage, instead of just barging through.

Additionally, while Tuskens speak… well… Tusken, we also they can communicate through sign language. They’re not as barbaric and savage as we originally thought.

11. Empire Strikes Back callback

Before Mando leaves Toro to grab a Dewback, he tells the new bounty hunter that “She’s no good to us dead.” In Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett has a whooping four lines, and one of them is “He’s no good to me dead.” He says this to Darth Vader on Bespin after they capture Han Solo.

12. Fennec Shand’s ties to The Force Awakens

Infamous assassin Fennec Shand (played by Ming-Na Wen) may be introduced for the first–and probably last–time in this episode of The Mandalorian, but it’s possible that another member of her family has already appeared in another Star Wars movie. In The Force Awakens, we briefly meet Kanjiklub, a criminal organization that Han Solo was in debt to. One of the members of this group was Crokind Shand.

Considering Fennec once worked for the Hutt Cartel and Kanjiklub’s members are comprised of former Hutt slaves, it’s a safe bet to say these two are related. Crokind could be Fennec’s son, considering there is a 25-year difference between this episode of The Mandalorian and The Force Awakens.