What Obi-Wan Was Doing Between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope

After Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the untitled Han Solo solo film, and Episode IX, there's a question mark about which Star Wars film will be next. It will be another standalone film a la Rogue One and Han Solo, but Lucasfilm has yet to confirm the subject matter. And while they still haven't officially done so, the unofficial word is that an Obi-Wan Kenobi focused Star Wars movie is reportedly in the works.

We've talked about what we would want to see from an Obi-Wan spinoff film, but those were pie in the sky sort of dreams. Now, it sounds like it could be happening. The project is in very early development with Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours, the upcoming Wicket) in talks to direct.

Continue reading…

UK Daily Deals: Silver PS4 Slim With Two Controllers, Doom, Dishonored 2 and Fallout 4 for Under £250

Help us get to 5000 likes! Like our pages on Facebook and Twitter to get the latest deals straight to your news feed.

Silver 500GB PS4 Slim With Two Controllers, Doom, Dishonored 2 and Fallout 4 for Under £250

Note that the Silver PS4 Slim comes with two controllers naturally. To get this deal, add the Silver PS4 Slim 500GB to basket, then add Fallout 4, Dishonored 2 and Doom (instructions below).

Madden NFL 18 Preorder Guide

Madden NFL 18 is out next week! Here's where to find the best deals and preorder bonuses.

Dota 2’s Siltbreaker Campaign Updated With New Act

Act II of the Dota 2 Siltbreaker multiplayer campaign is now available to all Battle Pass owners, the Dota team revealed in an official announcement.

In addition to the new act, this update also includes a number of changes to the campaign to make it more accessible for players of all skill levels.

Act II of Siltbreaker, titled "A Vault in the Deep," picks up where the previous act left off, setting players on the path to Dark Reef Prison where they will attempt to defeat the powerful Siltbreaker. Just like with the previous act, players will be rewarded Battle Pass levels and items for their performance in the campaign, but this time around players can opt for the easier "Adventure Mode," which tones down the difficulty but removes all rewards.

Continue reading…

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon Includes Kanto Tease

A new trailer for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon has released as part of the Pokemon World Championships, featuring some new characters and locations. Some fans have noticed what they believe may be a hint that the game could take players back to the Kanto Region from Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

About 14 seconds into the new trailer, viewable below, a flashy character named Ryuki introducing himself to the trainer. Looking closely at the room surrounding him and the player in this scene, several factors, like the yellow color scheme and the trash cans scattered around the room, bear a strong resemblance to Lt. Surge's gym from Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

Continue reading…

Shaft: Samuel L. Jackson Back for Sequel

Samuel L. Jackson is set to reprise his role as detective John Shaft in Son of Shaft.

Deadline reports Jackson is in talks to return for the upcoming Shaft sequel, which will begin filming this fall. Jackson starred in the 2000 reboot of the 1971 action classic, where he played the nephew of Richard Roundtree's original John Shaft. Roundtree is reportedly returning as well.

Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft

Continue reading…

NVC: Sonic Mania on Switch Is a Blast

Welcooooooome to the latest episode of our weekly Nintendo talk show, Nintendo Voice Chat! Next week, NVC will report back live from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Until then, enjoy a full hour of talk about the latest Nintendo news from our studio in San Francisco. Join Brian Altano, Jonathon Dornbush, Peer Schneider, and in her NVC debut, Lily Zaldivar, for impressions of Sonic Mania, Chicken Wiggle, the NES30 Arcade Stick, and the five things we want Nintendo to update or change in Splatoon 2 over the next year. Nintendo announced Splatoon 2's impressive sales performance after we recorded this episode, so maybe the game will thump its nose at all our suggestions -- but we still had fun chatting about one of our favorite Nintendo games so far this year. As always, you can watch NVC here on IGN and on our YouTube channel or listen to it on your commute in audio format. If you enjoy the show, say something nice and tell your friends! Positive reviews on iTunes ensure that more listeners find the show -- and comments and questions pertaining to our show (rather than random reactions to headlines) always make us happy! But we'll take those, too.

Continue reading…

F1 2017 Preorder Guide

F1 2017 is out next week! Here's where to find the best deals and preorder bonuses.

Friday the 13th Dev Teases New Playable Jason

Friday the 13th: The Game is getting plenty of new content.

Gun Media and IllFonic announced they're currently working on a new playable Jason, with more information coming soon. Several free new maps are also in the works. One in particular, which has a setting "ripped straight from the films," is launching soon.

Smaller versions of the Higgins, Packanack and Crystal Lake Map maps are also on the way, allowing you and your friends to jump into a match and enjoy fast-paced action without needing to have 8 players. The maps will have different spawn locations, and the parts, cars, camps and cabins have all been moved.

Continue reading…