Monthly Archives: October 2019

Have You Ever Truly Been Scared By a Game?

Welcome back to Game Spook!, IGN's yearly spooky video game podcast. This year we're discussing Luigi's Mansion, Halloween events in service games like Apex Legends, GHOST Recon Breakpoint, next-gen consoles, nd more. Watch the video above or hit the link below to your favorite podcast service.

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Second Trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher Shows Off Geralt in Combat

The second trailer for Netflix's The Witcher series released Thursday morning, and with it comes a brand new glimpse into the world of monster hunters like Geralt of Rivia, and an actual release date. All eight episodes of The Witcher will debut on Netflix on December 20, 2019.

This new trailer is of course our first major glimpse into the series since the first trailer debuted at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year. This new trailer debuted between panels at the Lucca Comics & Games 2019 convention. The first panel featured Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and The Witcher book series author Andrzej Sapkowski, followed by a panel with Hissrich again, plus Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Freya Allan (Ciri).

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Netflix’s The Witcher Release Date and New Trailer Revealed

Netflix has revealed the release date and a new trailer for The Witcher.

Premiering worldwide on Netflix on Friday, December 20, all eight episodes of The Witcher will finally be available to binge before the end of the year. Henry Cavill stars as the titular Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allen is portraying the Cintran Princess Ciri, and Anya Chalotra is the sorceress Yennefer.

Here's how Netflix describes the series: "Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together."

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Netflix: Everything Leaving in November

Netflix's official "Last Call" list for November is out, revealing all the movies and TV shows that will be leaving the site. And just in case you missed it, we also have a list of everything new to Netflix in November right here.

Some of the notable film departures include the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Zack Snyder's action-packed Spartan epic 300, and Pixar's heartwarming animated film Coco, which will not be available on Disney+ when it launches on November 12 (click here to find out everything coming to Disney+).

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Emilia Clarke Reveals the Truth Behind Game of Thrones’ Coffee Cup

Emilia Clarke, aka Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, has finally revealed the apparent identity of the culprit behind the infamous Game of Thrones coffee cup blunder.

In a clip from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, the actress spilled the (coffee) beans on the disposable cup controversy that continues to surround The Last of Starks episode, as she revealed that Varys actor Conleth Hill was responsible for the viral error.

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Nintendo Will Make More 3DS Franchises Available on Switch

Nintendo has said that it will bring additional 3DS game franchises to the Switch console.

As tweeted by Wall Street Journal technology reporter Takashi Mochizuki, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said that the company would make more 3DS franchises available on Switch, with the aim of conveying the appeal of the handheld-only Lite model.

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Watch Dogs Legion And Other Ubisoft Games Now Cross-Gen

Ubisoft has confirmed that Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods and Monsters will all be released as cross-generation games, meaning they will be on PS4 and PS5, and Xbox One and Xbox Scarlett.

The news was announced by CEO Yves Guillemot in a Q&A session held after Ubisoft’s earnings for the first half of the 2020 financial year were revealed. Not only will the games, which were recently delayed from early 2020 slots, be available on PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, but they will also take advantage of the new features and hardware offered by the machines.

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Brand New Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer Released

Rockstar Games has released a brand-new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 PC ahead of its November 5 release. Like the last Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, this one is also in gorgeous 4K.

After months of rumors, Rockstar officially announced Red Dead Redemption 2 PC back in October. The biggest changes for the PC version are related to the game’s visuals which harness the power of PCs to look even better than it did on consoles.

Rockstar previously released a 4K trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 PC that showed off those visual improvements. And those same improvements can be seen in the new trailer as well. Rockstar claims that the PC version will support 4K resolution, HDR, multi-monitor support, 60fps, and visual enhancements to textures and models.

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George RR Martin: Winds of Winter Prioritized Over House of the Dragon

George R. R. Martin has promised that he will not write scripts for Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, until he finishes writing his next book, The Winds of Winter.

The legendary author shared a blog post titled "The Dragons Take Wing" to address the recent announcement that HBO has picked up House of the Dragon as a straight-to-series order. In the post, he outlined several details regarding the new series, which will be based on his novel Fire & Blood, while also offering an update on the sixth instalment of the Song of Ice and Fire saga.

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Nintendo Beats Profit Estimates Thanks To Switch Lite

Nintendo has beaten analyst profit estimations for the second quarter thanks to increased software sales provided by Nintendo Switch Lite users.

Boomberg reports that analysts predicted a 50.5 billion yen operating income for Nintendo, but the company has now revealed that it generated 66.8 billion yen ($615 million). Sales generated 271.9 billion yen, exceeding predictions of 250.8 billion.

Nintendo has set itself profit projections for the whole year, ending March 2020, that are notably below analyst estimates: 260 billion yen is forecast, despite analyst predictions of 308.1 billion yen and a series of strong upcoming games such as Pokemon Sword and Shield. The strong second quarter report has not caused Nintendo to increase that forecast.

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