New Final Fantasy 15 DLC Episodes Confirmed

Square Enix had previously teased that Final Fantasy XV would continue to expand with new DLC episodes this year. We’ve now learned what the company has in mind for those additions, but they’re unfortunately not coming as soon as expected. A total of four more episodes are on the way, though these won’t arrive until sometime in 2019.

The news was shared during a panel at PAX East. Like past episodes, each one will center around a specific character: Ardyn, Aranea, Luna, and Noctis. The last one is the most notable of the bunch, as it will explore the story of his “final battle.” Here’s how the slides (via ResetEra) presented during the panel describe each of the four:

Episode I: Ardyn — The Conflict of the Sage

  • This story portrays the struggles of Ardyn. Witness the resentment he harbored towards Lucis for over 2000 years, and his clashes with the Astrals.

Episode Side Story: Aranea — The Beginning of the End

  • A side story about the Starscourge depicted from the Niflheim’s perspective. The final day of the Empire turns out to be Aranea’s worst day.

Episode II: Lunafreya — The Choice of Freedom

  • This story’s about Luna’s fate, which not even death can free her from. Her battle to save the one she loves overturns the destiny dealt to the Lucian King.

Episode III: Noctis — The Final Strike

  • Parting ways with the Astrals, Noctis embarks upon his final battle in order to attain the ideal future for all his people.

Additional details on all of these are still to come, including specific release timing. We also don’t know how much these will cost or if Square Enix intends to offer an additional season pass for this new slate of content. When director Hajime Tabata confirmed more DLC last year, he would only say that the first episode would feature Ardyn.

Alongside the new DLC details, Square Enix announced some kind of crossover collaboration with the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider, although we have no details on that at this point. Final Fantasy XV has seen plenty of crossovers already, including a surprisingly impressive one with Assassin’s Creed.

The First Purge: New Poster Released

A new poster for The First Purge has been released to coincidence with the movie’s first trailer.

The poster, via Deadline, teases the beginning of the violent annual holiday/event, which allows people to murder each other once a year to keep the crime rate down. The image features a lone figure with what seems to be face paint on holding a Molotov cocktail. Check out the poster below as well as the trailer.

The First Purge poster, via Deadline.

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy 15 Crossover Announced

Looks like some kind of collaboration between Final Fantasy XV and Shadow of the Tomb Raider is heading our way. The brief teaser came today via Square Enix during a panel at PAX East. Below, you can see the slide shown during the panel (via IGN). The crossover is said to be “coming soon,” but that’s about all we know so far.

Final Fantasy XV has been no stranger to crossovers since its release in 2016. In August of last year, the game got an infusion of Assassin’s Creed. To celebrate the game’s release on PC, it got some (bizarre) Half-Life and Sims 4 content added for good measure.

That’s all we know about the crossover between Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy XV for now. In the meantime, you can look forward to Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which is set to release on September 14. Square Enix said more information about the game will be released on April 27. Four new DLC episodes for Final Fantasy XV have also been announced.

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Avengers Infinity War: First Reactions Twitter Roundup

Marvel Studios and Disney screened the first 24 minutes of Avengers: Infinity War ahead of the film’s April 27 release, and those lucky enough to see the teaser have begun posting impressions on social media.

Although official reviews are embargoed for a few more weeks, the film’s first impressions have been wildly positive, so it sounds like there will be a lot for fans to look forward to.

Irish media outlet praised the film, saying the teaser is “an amazing treat” and even in 24 minutes, it managed to be “more quotable than most feature-length films.” They praise the film’s “epic” action and “spectacular” villains, saying now they “just want to watch it ALL!”

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PUBG’s New Map Feels A Bit Like Fortnite

PUBG‘s new map, Savage, hit test servers earlier this week on PC, and offers players a different kind of battle royale gameplay. The map is 4 km x 4 km, smaller than the game’s existing maps, and promises a more close-quarters, faster combat experience. So what are our early impressions of Savage? Watch the video above to see what Jake and Nick have to say about Savage and how it stacks up against PUBG’s two existing maps.

While Savage is still in the testing phase and much of it isn’t finished, it’s clear the game offers you the chance to jump right into the action in the temple or resort areas. Here, you’ll get into a gunfight right away. Players can still opt to take a slower approach to the action, starting further out and slowly picking off other players as The Circle closes in. All-in-all, Savage seems to provide the shorter, more intense matches that PUBG has been promising, and feels more comparable to Fortnite that the game’s other two maps.

Codes to try Savage are currently no longer available, but developer PUBG Corp. is promising there are more on their way, so you can keep checking the beta site for your chance to play. There’s no indication when exactly the new map will go live for all players, just that we can expect it some time during 2018. It was originally only open for Solo play, but PUBG Corp. opened it up to Squads in the middle of the week.

In other PUBG news, the game’s developer recently unveiled a new War mode, which is essentially a ‘team deathmatch’ mode that brings more fast-paced gameplay. PUBG’s latest event mode has also begun–Tequila Sunrise pits players against each other in close quarter combat with shotguns and melee weapons as the weapons of choice.

Far Cry 5 Night Bug Plunges The World Into Permanent Darkness

Like many open-world games, Far Cry 5 features a day/night cycle. Due to an unfortunate bug, however, a large number of players have found their game world plunged into a never-ending darkness.

The issue has affected some of us here at GameSpot; we’re stuck permanently playing the game at night, which just isn’t ideal–it can be awfully hard to see anything. This problem led to a sizable forum thread on Ubisoft’s support site, where numerous players have shared similar stories. Some believe this occurs following the mission The Cleansing, though it’s unclear if this is the sole cause. It’s also not guaranteed to happen, as not everyone is affected.

Ubisoft has acknowledged the problem in the forum thread, but this problem has continued for over a week with no sign of an official fix. Players on all platforms–PS4, Xbox One, and PC–appear to be affected. A new update has just been released on PC and is on its way to consoles on April 9, but early reports suggest it doesn’t fix the problem. The patch notes don’t specifically mention it, though unspecified bugs are addressed.

Some players have reported that killing a boss or joining a co-op session can break the nighttime lock, but it doesn’t seem to be a foolproof measure. We’re testing this on PS4 and will report back with our findings.

In the meantime, as we await a fix, check out the newest episode of Potato Mode, which shows just how bad Far Cry 5’s graphics can be (when you can actually see anything, that is).

The 25 Best Adult Cartoon TV Series

We’ve long since blown past the notion that cartoons are “for kids.” Not only are there animated shows that both kids and adults can enjoy together, but there are animated TV series specifically aimed at adults – ones that formative youths should stay far, far away from.

Some are long-standing institutions that have been rocking our primetime world for decades, like The Simpsons and South Park, while others are momentary marvels, like Gravity Falls and The Tick. Watch the video above for the full list – from Rocky and Bullwinkle to Rick and Morty – or check out our picks below for the 25 best adult cartoon TV series…

Part of Adult Swim’s early insane asylum lineup, Aqua Teen managed to create iconic characters out of a dim-witted ball of beef, a pompous container of fries and a shrieking, selfish milkshake. The series started out with the premise that the trio were actually a crime-fighting detective squad, but that quickly fell by the wayside and was replaced with adventures spanning from the mundane to the surreal to the horrifying. Throw in gruff, Foreigner-loving neighbor Carl and you had the perfect recipe for absurd mayhem and unnecessary bloodletting.

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Load Up On 4K Blu-Ray Movies With These Best Buy Sales

Best Buy is running a pair of sales on 4K Ultra HD Blu-Rays. One of them gets you two select movies for $30, and the other gets you three select movies for $50. To take advantage of the deals, visit the links above, check the “add to offer” boxes next to the movies you want, and click the “Add to Cart” button at the bottom of the page. The discounted prices will appear during checkout.

What kind of movies are we talking? They’re mostly blockbusters that are dripping with special effects–the kinds of movies that really shine on a 4K display. In the “two for $30” category, you can choose from films like Alien: Covenant, The Martian, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and X-Men: Apocalypse. If movies based on video games are more your style, you can go for Assassin’s Creed and the 2015 version of Hitman.

The “three for $50” offer contains movies that originally retail for higher prices, like Wonder Woman, It, Kong: Skull Island, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Best Picture nominee Dunkirk. For DC comic fans, you can select movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Watchmen, and Suicide Squad. And if you want to explore some gritty classics in 4K, you can go for Blade Runner: The Final Cut or Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

Even if you’re not interested in enough movies to take advantage of the offers, each movie is on sale for $20. That gives you a savings of between a $3 and $15, depending on the movie. Here are those links again.

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