John Carpenter Says He’s Dedicating His Life To Destiny 2

John Carpenter, the renowned film director behind Halloween, Escape From New York, and The Thing, is really into Destiny 2, apparently. A new interview with The Guardian opened with the interviewer asking Carpenter what’s new. He immediately went to Destiny 2.

“I’ve been playing the video game Destiny 2. It’s a sci-fi game. It’s fun,” Carpenter said when asked what’s he’s been up to lately. The director went on to say that he finds Destiny 2 to be a difficult game, which is the reason why he “dedicated [his] life” to learning the game’s ins and outs.

“Oh, it is hard. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to learning how to play it. At my age why not? It keeps me out of trouble,” Carpenter said.

This isn’t the first time Carpenter, 69, has spoken about video games. In 2013, the director said he would be interested in making a Dead Space movie. Also at the time, he said he “stupidly” bought a copy of the disappointing Aliens: Colonial Marines.

You can read the full interview here at The Guardian.

In other news about Destiny 2, the game’s first Iron Banner event is now live. You can learn a lot more about it here in GameSpot’s in-depth coverage.

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New South Park Episode Is Actually A Fractured But Whole Prequel

What better way for South Park to promote its new video game than with an episode dedicated to setting up the story? The team behind the animated series revealed Wednesday, October 11, that its latest episode will serve as a prequel to the new game, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, a week before it lands in stores.

While a short trailer for the episode, titled Franchise Prequel, reveals little more than Professor Chaos–the evil alter ego of Butters–spreading fake news on Facebook, a description gives a much better idea of what the prequel will be about. It reads, “Professor Chaos has found the perfect tool to spread lies and misinformation about Coon and friends. In trying to save their reputation, the boys come face to face with Mark Zuckerberg.” It remains to be seen how exactly this episode will tie into South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

It remains to be seen how exactly this episode will tie into South Park: The Fractured But Whole or whether New Kid–the playable character in the game–will appear. Following the events of 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth, The Fractured But Whole follows the kids as their superhero personas in a fight against each other–think Captain America: Civil War, but with Eric Cartman instead of Tony Stark.

Given the plot of Franchise Prequel though, it looks like Professor Chaos is going to play a bigger role in the story arc than one might assume. Further, if the show is tackling misinformation spread on social media as part of the prequel, it’s entirely possible that’s going to be a piece of the game, as well.

South Park airs Wednesdays at 10 PM on Comedy Central. South Park: The Fractured But Whole launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PCs on October 17.

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Riverdale: Season 2 Premiere Review

Full spoilers for Riverdale continue below.

This review is about a story that’s about a town. And in this poor town, seemingly nobody is ever safe. While on its surface Riverdale looks like a great place to visit if you want to experience simple times, this seedy little town is filled with lies, mistrust and so much blood.

When Season 1 wrapped up, it was with Fred Andrews (Luke Perry) bleeding out on the floor of Pop’s Diner, cradled in the arms of his son Archie (KJ Apa). Now, after a summer that saw the show’s popularity rise thanks likely in part to its availability on Netflix, Riverdale has returned. Whether its newfound place in pop culture will translate into higher ratings remains to be seen but one thing is for sure: The show is throwing a lot of story at viewers to entice them to stick around.

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Happy Death Day Review

Edge of Tomorrow. Source Code. Haunter. 12 Dates of Christmas. 12 Days of Christmas Eve. Christmas Do-Over. Christmas Every Day. A whole lot of movies have ripped off Groundhog Day over the years (usually on Christmas for some reason) but a good idea is a good idea, and it really doesn’t matter if the idea is original so long as it’s done well.

Happy Death Day is one of the films that does Groundhog Day well. It’s a playfully dark comedy about a sorority student named Tree (Jessica Rothe), who is having a pretty normal, selfish, vapid day until a maniac in a baby mask kills her right at the end of it.

Instead of staying dead, she wakes up at the start of the day, knowing everything that’s going to happen to her. She tries to avoid getting killed the same way and then dies another way, and goes right back to the beginning. And so on. And so on.

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PUBG Just Hit 2 Million Concurrent Users on Steam

The massive success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has pushed the game to the top of Steam’s current player listings, and now the game has broken the 2 million mark.

It’s the first Steam game to do so, and sits atop its mighty throne looking down on other Steam heavyweights like Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Team Fortress 2.

Two years ago, Dota 2 was the first game to break 1 million users on Steam, a milestone reached by PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds earlier this year.

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IGN Happy Hour: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Special

IGN’s Tristan Ogilvie and Luke Reilly sat down with Jens Matthies, Creative Director on Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, to get an insight into the development of the upcoming Nazi-slaying shooter sequel. Additionally, Jens spoke at length about his time at Starbreeze, the chaotic development of seminal shooter Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, working with Faith No More’s Mike Patton on The Darkness, and how keen he’d be to make a game based on the Robocop license. Download it now!

Download the IGN Happy Hour: Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Special – Audio Version (31.8Mb)

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