Whenever Serena Williams is not too busy winning Grand Slam title after Grand Slam title, she's trying to figure out the lore behind Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Williams asked a lingering question about the series on Twitter, specifically about the origins of humans learning how to bend. "Avatar last air bender fans only: Question- If the original benders were the sky bisons, badger moles, and dragons; how does that tie in with Avatar Wan when the lion sea turtle gave all the people bending power?????" Williams tweeted.
Of course, as you'd expect Williams received plenty of replies with different answers. Most fans suggest animals learned how to bend from the elements, while the lion sea turtles gave humans the power to bend.
Fortnite's development team at Epic Games' decision to get rid of friendly fire in the popular free-to-play game was driven by issues with in-game toxic behavior.
According to a Polygon interview with Ben Lewis-Evans, a user experience lead researcher at Epic Games, Fortnite launched with friendly fire enabled, a decision which was quickly walked back after players reported they were being killed by their own teammates for the items they carried.
When the functionality was turned off, the development team wasn't sure what the fan reaction would be. "People were saying, 'People are killing me for my stuff' or ‘People are killing me just to troll’ or whatever it might be, but we also understood that it was an important part of the genre up to that point,” Lewis-Evans told Polygon.
This just in, WWE announced that Daniel Bryan has finally been cleared by their doctors to return to in-ring action!
The following is WWE's statement:
"Following more than two years of extensive evaluations, WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan has been medically cleared to return to in-ring competition by leading neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts, including Dr. Robert Cantu, Dr. Javier Cárdenas and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher.
CD Projekt Red is opening a new studio in Wroclaw, Poland, to aid in the development of upcoming title, Cyberpunk 2077.
CD Projekt Red announced the new Wroclaw studio is made up of 18 veteran game developers, and largely comprised of former members of Wroclaw-based developer Strange New Things, which in turn was created by former Techland and IO Interactive developers.
The Wroclaw studio will join CD Projekt Red Warsaw and Cracow to help bring the futuristic RPG to life.
"We're pretty hyped to be on the spearhead of this new office," Pawel Zawodny, Head of CD Projekt Red Wroclaw, said. “We know Wrocław inside out and it’s an amazing place to make games. The team is strong, and I’m sure we have both the experience and the creative firepower to make Cyberpunk 2077 an even better game.”
Updated: Sea of Thieves Executive Producer Joe Neate responded to IGN's request for comment regarding player concerns about the longevity of Sea of Thieves' currently available content and specifically cosmetic items.
Neate told IGN that Sea of Thieves has always been intended as "a game that grows and evolves, and we will release new cosmetic options ongoing as part of that."
New Mechanics and "ways to play" will also be part of those ongoing updates, and Rare will assess player feedback going forward after addressing the game's launch and current server problems that Rare is "working 24/7" to fix.
John Badham's original WarGames was released in theaters in 1983, and was one of the earliest films to wring drama from the then-nascent world of computer hackers. The main character, a laid back computer genius played by Matthew Broderick, idly broke into a U.S. defense computer thinking it was a game, and proceeded to activate an artificial intelligence that was casually hell-bent on inciting World War III. It was a novel concept at the time and WarGames remains a taut (if technologically dated) thriller. There was a straight-to-video sequel called WarGames: The Dead Code released in 2008, but little is said of it.
The video studio Eko, working with MGM and with famed game designer Sam Barlow (Her Story, two Silent Hill games), have now cannily brought WarGames to the 21st century in what might be the most appropriate medium: the interactive web series. Available on Steam, Vudu, iOS, and on the web, the new #WarGames not only updates the hacking tech but also allows a viewer to essentially edit the series as they go, selecting the camera angles and central characters they prefer, all in real time. #WarGames was my very first interactive series, so it was novel TV experience.
As April arrives and spring settles in, bid a fond farewell to these titles on Netflix.
Yes, this will be your last chance to see Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns (along with Joel Schumacher's cartoony follow ups), The Shawshank Redemption, Apollo 13, both Ace Ventura movies, Caddyshack, Alaskan vampire romp 30 Days of Night, kid favorites The Emperor's New Clothes and Kung Fu Panda 3, and Christopher Nolan's malicious magician tale The Prestige.
Netflix is launching The Titan, a new sci-fi feature film on March 30, and IGN has a closer look at the new film.
In addition to the exclusive trailer reveal, which you can watch below, you can check out three exclusive new photos from The Titan here. The Titan follows Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black) as a military family who choose to participate in a ground-breaking experiment to accelerate man’s genetic evolution in order to relocate humanity to Saturn's moon Titan. Things, as you would expect, do not go according to plan.
You can watch this IGN exclusive new trailer for the movie below:
The Titan hits Netflix on March 30. Directed by Lennart Ruff and written by Max Hurwitz (Hell on Wheels), the film also stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Tom Wilkinson, Agyness Deyn and Diego Boneta.
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Netflix in April means the debut of the streaming site's big-budget revival of Lost in Space - starring Toby Stephens, Molly Parker, and Parker Posey.
Plus, you'll get original movies like 6 Balloons, Dude, Come Sunday, Kodachrome, and The Week Of (featuring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock).
If you're looking for some cult classic grittiness there's Scarface, Sin City, and Seven, while those looking for awfulness might want to check out Battlefield Earth. There's also a couple of vampire flicks: '80s classic The Lost Boys and Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned.
Don't forget Mortal Kombat, Bad Boys, Speed Racer, Deep Blue Sea, and The Iron Giant.
For a look at what's leaving Netflix in April, head here.