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Nintendo Switch Fighter Arms' File Size Revealed

The digital version of Nintendo's upcoming fighting game, Arms, will take up less space on your Switch than you might think. According to a screengrab of the game's store listing from Reddit user aftheblackguy, the brawler weighs in at just 2.2 GB.

This is for the UK version of the title, but US and Australian versions will likely be similar to that figure. Take a look at the screengrab below.


The figure means purchasing Arms digitally will take up around 7% of your Switch's internal memory. By comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes up 13.4 GB on Switch, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes in at 6.75 GB. If you're already struggling for space on your Switch, you'll be glad to hear the device supports memory cards of up to 2 TB. Check out our list of the best micro SD cards for the Nintendo Switch, and take a look at the file sizes for a bunch of other Switch games.

In other Arms news, a new Japanese trailer was recently revealed, showing off the game's different control schemes, characters, and game modes. Take a look at that here.

If you can't wait to try Arms for yourself, you don't have long to wait. A free demo--or "Global Testpunch," as Nintendo is calling it--is coming, starting this weekend. The full game, meanwhile, launches for Nintendo Switch on June 16--take a look at our recent Arms preview for more.

Netflix: Here's What's New And Leaving In June 2017

With just a week left in May, Netflix has now announced all the shows and movies coming to and leaving the popular streaming service for June 2017.

Starting with new additions, the war movie Full Metal Jacket, 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense, and the David Fincher film Zodiac all debut on June 1, according to Uproxx. The Netflix original series Orange is the New Black returns for its fifth season on June 9, while the Netflix original movie involving a giant pig creature, Okja, starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Giancarlo Espositio premieres on June 28.

As for what's on the way out, movies that I enjoy maybe more than I should, D2: The Mighty Ducks and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, leave on June 1, alongside The Blair Witch Project and This Is Spinal Tap.

You can see a full rundown of what's coming to and leaving Netflix in June below, as rounded up and compiled by Uproxx.

June 1

  • 1 Night (2016)
  • 13 Going on 30 (2004)
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  • Arrow: Season 5 (2016)
  • Burlesque (2017)
  • Catfight (2016)
  • Catwoman (2004)
  • Chingo Bling: They Can’t Deport Us All
  • Days of Grace (2011)
  • Devil’s Bride (2016)
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  • Intersection: Season 2 (2016)
  • Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson (2016)
  • Little Boxes (2016)
  • Mutant Busters: Season 2 (2016)
  • My Left Foot (1989)
  • Off Camera with Sam Jones: Series 3 (2015)
  • Playing It Cool (2014)
  • Rounders (1998)
  • Spring (Primavera) (2016)
  • The 100: Season 4 (2016)
  • The Ant Bully (2006)
  • The Bucket List (2007)
  • The Queen (2006)
  • The Sixth Sense (1999)
  • Vice (2015)
  • West Coast Customs: Season 3 (2013)
  • Yarn (2016)
  • Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • Zodiac (2007)

June 2

  • Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 5, Part 2 (2016)
  • Flaked: Season 2 — Netflix Original
  • Inspector Gadget: Season 3 — Netflix Original
  • Los Últimos de Filipinas (2016)
  • Lucid Dream — Netflix Original Film
  • Saving Banksy (2014)
  • The Homecoming: Collection (2015)

June 3

  • Acapulco La vida va (2017)
  • Blue Gold: American Jeans (2017)
  • Headshot (2016)
  • Three (2016)
  • Tunnel (2016)
  • War on Everyone (2016)

June 4

  • Turn Washington’s Spies: Season 3 (2016)

June 5

  • Suite Française (2014)

June 7

  • Disturbing the Peace (2016)
  • Dreamworks’ Trolls (2016)

June 9

  • My Only Love Song: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 — Netflix Original
  • Shimmer Lake — Netflix Original Film

June 10

  • Black Snow (Nieve Negra) (2017)
  • Daughters of the Dust (1991)
  • Havenhurst (2017)
  • Sword Master (2016)

June 13

  • Oh, Hello On Broadway — Netflix Original

June 14

  • Quantico: Season 2 (2016)

June 15

  • Marco Luque: Tamo Junto — Netflix Original
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 (2016)
  • Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015)

June 16

  • Aquarius: Season 2 (2016)
  • Counterpunch — Netflix Original
  • El Chapo: Season 1 (2017)
  • The Ranch: Part 3 — Netflix Original
  • World of Winx: Season 2 — Netflix Original

June 16

  • Grey’s Anatomy: Season 13 (2016)
  • Scandal: Season 6 (2016)
  • The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

June 18

  • Shooter: Season 1 (2016)

June 20

  • Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
  • Disney’s Moana (2016)
  • Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time — Netflix Original

June 21

  • Baby Daddy: Season 6 (2017)
  • Young & Hungry: Season 5 (2017)

June 23

  • American Anarchist (2016)
  • Free Rein: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • GLOW: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press — Netflix Original
  • You Get Me — Netflix Original Film

June 26

No Escape (2015)

June 27

  • Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire — Netflix Original

June 28

  • Okja — Netflix Original Film

June 30

  • Chef & My Fridge: Collection (2014)
  • Gypsy: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • It’s Only the End of the World (2016)
  • Little Witch Academia: Season 1 — Netflix Original
  • The Weekend (2016)

Leaving Netflix June 2017

June 1

  • D2: The Mighty Ducks
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Heterosexual Jill
  • House of Wax
  • Kidnapped
  • Knuckleball!
  • Las mágicas historias de Plim Plim: Season 1
  • L’Auberge Espagnole
  • Serendipity
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • The Good Guys: Season 1
  • The Hustler
  • The Little Rascals
  • The Prince & Me
  • The Teacher Who Defied Hitler
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Way of the Dragon
  • This Is Spinal Tap
  • Two Step
  • We Are the Giant

June 6

  • Private Practice: Seasons 1 – 6

June 8

  • Xenia

June 9

  • 4:44: Last Day on Earth
  • Farewell Herr Schwarz
  • Free the Nipple
  • Remote Area Medical
  • Secrets: The Sphinx
  • Tough Being Loved by Jerks

June 14

  • Bob the Builder: Season 1
  • Boys Of Abu Ghraib

June 15

  • The Lazarus Project

June 16

  • Jane Eyre

June 19

  • Daddy’s Home
  • Grand Piano
  • The Right Kind of Wrong

June 23

  • Jimmy Goes to Nollywood

June 24

  • Agent F.O.X.
  • Breath of the Gods
  • Dragon Guardians

June 29

  • CSI: NY: Seasons 1 – 8

June 30

  • Killer Couples: Season 1
  • Killer in the Family: Season 1
  • Murder Files: Season 1
  • Murder on the Social Network
  • My Online Bride
Top Gun 2 Is "Definitely Happening," Tom Cruise Says

The rumors about a Top Gun sequel are true.

Star Tom Cruise said today in an appearance on Australian morning show Sunrise that the sequel is "definitely happening." He added that he will "probably" start filming in the next year.

WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: @TomCruise just confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening! "I’m gonna start filming it probably in the next year". #sun7

— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) May 23, 2017

Directed by the late Tony Scott, Top Gun was released 31 years ago, in 1986. Cruise played Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, while the film also starred Val Kilmer, Kelly McGillis, and Tom Skerritt. The movie was nominated for multiple Oscars, winning Best Music, Original Song for "Take My Breath Away."

The movie was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. In January last year, Bruckheimer tweeted a picture of himself and Cruise, saying the pair talked about "a little Top Gun 2."

Just got back from a weekend in New Orleans to see my old friend @TomCruise and discuss a little Top Gun 2.


There is no word yet on the story for Top Gun 2, which actors may return (besides Cruise), or who would direct. We'll report back with more information as it's made available.

This Week's PS4, PS3, And Vita Deals Revealed

Sony's latest batch of deals on the PlayStation Store are now live. The featured promotion this week is the Extended Play sale, which discounts things like special editions and bundles of various games on PS4 and PS3.

The Extended Play sale is available to all PSN members, but PlayStation Plus subscribers receive larger discounts. One major game is Overwatch's newly announced Game of the Year Edition, which can be had for $39 with Plus (or $42 without it). Another notable game is The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, which will wrap up soon with its fifth and final episode; it can be had for $15 ($17.49 without Plus). Some other highlights include:

PS3 also has a number of discounted games, including:

The Extended Play sale also consists of various video deals, allowing you to buy select movies and shows at a discount. Vita is not specifically featured in the sale, although Guacamelee's Cross-Buy support does give it some representation. Separately, a small handful of Vita games are on sale, including Retro City Rampage DX for $5 ($6 without Plus) and AeternoBlade for $7.49.

You can see the full list of deals here. These sales are available until Tuesday, May 30, at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET.

Titanfall 2's Next Titan Revealed Alongside Free DLC Details

Titanfall 2's post-launch support continues with another big update this month. This one includes not just a map, but also a new Titan.

Developer Respawn describes this Titan, Monarch, as a "mid-range Vanguard-class" mech. It features a unique design; its Upgrade Core allows players to choose from various upgrades over the course of its life. By sticking around for long enough, it can assume its "final form."


The nature of these upgrades wasn't explained, but Respawn did note that it features the "ability to draw power from enemy Titans to recharge her own shields, or the shields of her friendly Titans." More details and a video of the Monarch in action will be shared "soon."

Also on the way in the next update is a new map, Relic (pictured in the gallery above alongside Monarch). It's a worksite built around the crashed Odyssey, the IMC carrier from Titanfall 2's campaign. "Created with frontlines in mind, the gameplay is all about assaulting and controlling the center and engaging in firefights from the great viewpoints of the ship against the varied defensible positions in the town," Respawn explained.

An existing map, Crashsite, receives an update to address various collision issues. Besides those fixes, it will gain new ziplines and wallrunning locations to further facilitate on-foot mobility for Pilots.

The final big free addition in this patch is an execution, Now You See Me. It's somehow related to the Cloak tactical ability, but beyond that, you'll simply have to imagine what it looks like for now.

On the paid content side, Titanfall 2 gets a pair of new Prime Titan designs for Ronin and Tone; you can see those in the gallery above. New nose art, camos, and callsigns will also be added to the in-game store for purchase.

All of this arrives later this month, on May 30. On that same day, the featured mode will be Titan Brawl, and all modes will offer double XP for a limited time. A "major" balance update is planned for release at some point after this content update. We'll report back as more details are announced.

Deadpool 2 Star Josh Brolin Gets Ripped To Play Cable In New Video

After the months of speculation, it was announced last month that Josh Brolin will play Cable in the upcoming Deadpool 2. The actor has now posted a video on Instagram of a punishing-looking workout routine to get him into shape for the role. Check it out below:

Cable was created by Rob Liefeld and Louise Simonson, who previously described him as "the opposite of Deadpool: a man who is a leader and used to being obeyed, who is very controlled but with an aura of simmering violence."

Deadpool 2 is set for release on June 1, 2018, with Ryan Reynolds returning in the title role. The movie will also star Zazie Beetz as Domino. An early teaser was released with the Wolverine smash Logan in March--you can watch that here.

In related news, it was announced this month that an adult animated Deadpool show is on the way. The currently untitled series will be overseen by Atlanta star and creator Donald Glover with his brother Stephen, who will both act as showrunners, producers, and writers. It is being developed for FXX, the sister channel to FX, and the 10-part first season will premiere next year.

In addition, a new Deadpool graphic novel was released last week. Deadpool: Bad Blood sees the Merc with a Mouth face off against a new villain called Thumper--read GameSpot's interview with Liefeld about it here.

First Artwork For Nintendo Switch's Rumored Mario/Rabbids Crossover Leaked

The first piece of artwork from Ubisoft's rumored Mario/Rabbids crossover for Nintendo Switch has been leaked (via

The image first appeared earlier today on Twitter, after allegedly being discovered on Discord. User FatalFlowey managed to save the image and tweeted it, which showed a Rabbid dressed as Princess Peach. Following that leak, reported that it verified the image with anonymous sources and shared the full piece of art, which you can see below.


Ubisoft still hasn't officially announced Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, but all signs point to this being the publisher's unannounced Switch project.

Rumors of a Mario/Rabbids collaboration for Switch have been circulating since before the console's launch; journalist Laura Kate Dale reported on the crossover back in January. The game is described as a turn-based "strategy RPG" with local co-op support and reportedly features eight playable characters: Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach, and four Rabbids dressed like the Nintendo mascots. The game is also said to run on Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine, the same engine that powers The Division and South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

PlayStation Store Now Has Developer Curated Recommendations

Sony has introduced a new section to the PlayStation Store where developers and other notable industry figures provide curated game recommendations.

"The Creators," as it's being called, currently features names such as PlayStation Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, Media Molecule's studio director Siobhan Reddy, and Street Fighter executive producer Yoshinori Ono.

Of course, most of the people featured in The Creators recommend their own games and the whole thing feels more like a new way to present a promotional sale, but it will be interesting to see if Sony builds on the idea and continues to have curated lists on the store. As of yet it's unclear whether this section will remain on the store or is available for a limited time.

Currently, The Creators section is only available on the US PlayStation Store. It's unclear whether it will also appear in other territories. You can take a look at all the curators featured in the section below.

Looking ahead for PlayStation, Sony is scheduled to hold its E3 2017 press conference on Monday, June 12, at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET (2 AM BST on June 13). As with previous years, there will be plenty of information on the company's upcoming slate of titles and no doubt a few surprise announcements too.

Rainbow Six Siege Maintenance Coming Up, As "Operation Health" Update Detailed

Ubisoft is conducting a round of maintenance on the Rainbow Six Siege servers this week. Posting on its website, the company confirmed the maintenance period will follow this schedule:

  • PS4 -- 9 AM - 10 AM ET
  • Xbox One -- 10 AM - 11 AM ET
  • PC -- 11 AM -- 11:59 AM ET

During the maintenance period, Ubisoft will perform some kind of a "rank reset," while the background art will change to reflect the start of the game's Operation Health initiative.

The other big piece of news about Siege today that Ubisoft has provided a rundown of the items it hopes to address in the game's next patch, 2.2.1 or if necessary, the one after that, 2.2.2. You can see a quick breakdown of each below, while Ubisoft will share further specifics about the changes and answer fan questions about them in the coming weeks.

There is no word yet on when 2.2.1 will launch on PC or Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Operation Health is the name for Ubisoft's effort to improve the "overall Rainbow Six Siege experience." Over the next few months, Ubisoft will roll out changes to this end, while some DLC has been canceled as a result of the new plan.

More than a year after launch, Siege reportedly still has a "thriving" playerbase.

Rainbow Six Siege 2.2.1 Priority List

Descriptions written by Ubisoft

One Step Matchmaking

  • We are focusing on the testing and implementation of One Step Matchmaking. We are currently testing this on the TTS.

Map Fixes

  • Our level design team will be taking a pass on all maps to correct various bugs/glitches.

Game Crashes

  • Our technical team will be reviewing the layers of code that are leading to game crashes. This will provide you with a more stable playing experience.

Hit Boxes

  • Currently being tested on the Technical Test Server, the hit box refactor is continuing to under-go further testing prior to being deployed to the live build of the game.

Spawn Killing

  • We have seen the community’s frustrations regarding spawn killing, and our level design teams will be taking steps to mitigate the locations where this is still possible. To be clear, spawn killing is when a Defender is able to kill you within seconds of spawning. Running towards the objective and dying for not using cover is not considered spawn killing.

Join in Progress

  • We do not intend for players to be placed into Ranked matches that are already in progress. We are also going to be working on the various bugs encountered by people when they join a match in progress in Casual.

Defuser issues (audio, planting, destroying)

  • Interaction with the Defuser is not always fluid and intuitive, and sometimes does not work as intended. We will be doing a pass on the Defuser as a whole to address these issues. The various Defuser issues will be worked on throughout the entirety of Operation Health.


  • Glaz will be receiving some attention. Stay tuned for details!
Free Xbox One/360 Games With Gold For June 2017 (And A Bonus) Revealed

With a week left in May, Microsoft today announced the Games With Gold lineup for June 2017.

Xbox One owners with a Gold subscription get Speedrunners, a racing game that makes its debut on June 1 as a freebie, as well as Ubisoft's open-world action game Watch Dogs. The free titles on Xbox 360 for June (which also play on Xbox One through backwards compatibility), including Assassin's Creed III and Dragon Age: Origins.

A bonus offer is available in June on Xbox One for Gold members in the form of multiplayer DLC for the recently released Phantom Dust re-release. The video above shows that this DLC is normally priced at $15, though its Xbox Store page lists is as being free, so we're not sure what's going on there.

In other Xbox Live news, this week's lineup of Xbox One and Xbox 360 weekly deals have been announced--and there are some good offers available.

June 2017 Games With Gold Lineup


Xbox One:

  • Speedrunners (June 1-30)
  • Watch Dogs (June 16-July 15)
  • Phantom Dust multiplayer DLC (June 1-30)

Xbox 360:

  • Assassin's Creed III (June 1-15)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (June 16-30)
This Week's Xbox Deals With Gold And More Revealed

It's a good week to be an Xbox gamer, on both Xbox One and 360. This week's Deals with Gold includes some top Xbox One titles, like Overwatch's Game of the Year Edition for US $39, Mafia III for $20, Battlefield 1 for $30, and Titanfall 2 for $20. At the same time, Microsoft Studios is having its own sale where you can get big deals on its games.

In the Microsoft sale, you can get 50% off Gears of War 4 on Xbox One for $30, while Gears of War 4's Ultimate Edition is 40% off at $60. If you love Halo, many games from the series are on sale too. Halo Wars 2 is 35% off at $39 and Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition is also 35% off at $52, with deals on Blitz Packs. Halo 5: Guardians' Digital Deluxe Version is 60% off and costs $20.

If you play Xbox 360, many games are 80-85% off including Alien Rage for $15, Dogfight 1942 for $10, and Sniper: Ghost Warrior for $15 too. In the Microsoft sale, Crackdown is just $5, Crackdown 2 is $8, and Fable Anniversary is $16 after a 60% or more discount.

To take advantage of many of the Deals with Gold you need to be a Xbox Live Gold member, while the Microsoft publisher's sale is open to all players. Both sales are on until May 29, and you can get a look at the full list of games below.

Deals with Gold - Xbox One:

  • Overwatch Game of the Year Edition -35%
  • Mafia III -50%
  • Battlefield 1 – Titanfall 2 Deluxe Bundle -50%
  • Titanfall 2 Deluxe Edition -50%
  • The Escapists Supermax Edition -75%
  • Rise and Shine -40%
  • Starpoint Gemini 2 -50%
  • Silence - The Whispered World 2 -33%
  • Battlefield 1 -50%
  • Titanfall 2 -50%
  • Slain Back From Hell -33%
  • Gas Guzzlers Extreme -33%
  • We Are the Dwarves -33%
  • iO -33%
  • Mafia III Digital Deluxe -50%
  • Battlefield 1 Deluxe -50%
  • In Between -50%
  • Pixel Heroes: Byte and Magic -40%
  • Sheltered -67%
  • LA Cops -75%
  • Grand Prix Rock´N Racing -50%

Deals with Gold - Xbox 360:

  • Xbox 360 Alien Rage -80%
  • Dogfight 1942 -80%
  • Enemy Front -80%
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior -85%
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 -85%

Microsoft Studios Sale - Xbox One

  • Gears of War 4 -50%
  • Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition -40%
  • Run The Jewels Airdrop -50%
  • Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition -35%
  • Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition -35%
  • Halo Wars 2: 3 Blitz Packs -15%
  • Halo Wars 2: 9 Blitz Packs + 1 Free -15%
  • Halo Wars 2: 20 Blitz Packs + 3 Free -20%
  • Halo Wars 2: 40 Blitz Packs + 7 Free -30%
  • Halo Wars 2: 100 Blitz Packs + 35 Free -45%
  • Dead Rising 4 -40%
  • Dead Rising 4 Deluxe Edition -40%
  • Dead Rising 4 Season Pass -40%
  • Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Horizon 2 Bundle -40%
  • Halo 5: Guardians -60%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – Digital Deluxe Edition -60%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – 10 Gold REQ Packs + 3 Free -25%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – 15 Gold REQ Packs + 5 Free -33%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – 34 Gold REQ Packs + 13 Free -45%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – 3 Gold REQ Packs -15%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – 5 Gold REQ Packs -15%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – 7 Gold REQ Packs + 2 Free -20%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – Arena REQ Bundle -50%
  • Halo 5: Guardians - Voices of War REQ Pack -20%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – Gold REQ Pack -15%
  • Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone REQ Bundle -20%
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider -50%
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration -50%
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass -75%
  • Forza Motorsport 6 and Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle -50%
  • Killer Instinct: Definitive Edition -40%
  • Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition -50%
  • Dead Rising 3 Season Pass -75%
  • Dead Rising 3: Apocalypse Edition -60%
  • Super Ultra Dead Rising 3' Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX + α -75%
  • Crimson Dragon -75%
  • D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die -75%
  • Forza Motorsport 5 Car Pass -75%
  • NASCAR Expansion -75%
  • Gears of War Ultimate Edition Deluxe Version -60%
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - Day One Version -50%
  • Kinect Sports Rivals -75%
  • Powerstar Golf - Full Game Unlock -75%
  • Quantum Break -60%
  • ReCore -50%
  • Ryse: Legendary Edition -67%
  • ScreamRide -75%
  • State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition -67%
  • Sunset Overdrive Deluxe Edition -67%
  • Sunset Overdrive -67%

Microsoft Studios Sale - Xbox 360

  • Crackdown -67%
  • Crackdown 2 -60%
  • Fable Anniversary -60%
  • Fable Trilogy -60%
  • Screamride -60%
  • State of Decay -70%
  • SOD: Breakdown -72%
  • SOD: Lifeline -72%
Check Out This Beautiful Art From Destiny 2's Cinematic Trailers

Bungie has released two cinematic trailers for Destiny 2 so far, and although they don't show any gameplay, they reveal some of the themes that will be important for the game's story. They are also gorgeous, and recently two of the artists who contributed to the trailers have posted some of the high-resolution images that they worked on.

Nick Hiatt and Darek Zabrocki, concept artists who have worked on games in the past, published pieces of art that they made for the cinematic trailers. Zabrocki's piece is from the first video, and it shows the Last City under attack while the Traveler hangs over it:


Hiatt's image, on the other hand, is from the trailer released last week. It shows a picturesque scene of the Last City and the Traveler before it is attacked.


If you want these for your desktop background, you can check out the full-resolution images here for Hiatt's and here for Zabrocki's. You can also see some of their other work at their respective Artstation profiles, here and here, respectively.

Destiny 2 launches on September 8 for Xbox One and PS4, and on an unannounced date for PC. We learned a lot about the game last week during its reveal, and we got our first glimpse of gameplay. You can catch up on all of the news here.

Here's When Elder Scrolls Online's Morrowind Expansion Goes Live

The Elder Scrolls Online's Morrowind expansion launches in a few short weeks, but now Bethesda has revealed exactly what time players will be able to catch a ship back to Vvardenfell.

Servers for the Morrowind expansion are scheduled to go live globally at 5 AM ET/2 AM PT on June 6. Prior to the expansion's launch, Bethesda says the servers will be down for maintenance "while they are updated to support new adventures in Vvardenfell."

Certain players don't have to wait until June 6 to explore Vvardenfell; PC and Mac users who purchase the digital upgrade of Morrowind or the collector's edition can access the expansion now, two full weeks ahead of its global launch. Players who do jump into Morrowind early will keep the progress they've made when the expansion rolls out.

The Elder Scrolls online is also available for PS4 and Xbox One. PC and Mac players, meanwhile, will need to meet the system requirements Bethesda outlined in order to play the Morrowind expansion. In addition to the island of Vvardenfell, Morrowind introduces a new storyline, a PvP mode, and the Warden class to Elder Scrolls Online. To prepare fans for Morrowind's launch, Bethesda recently released a new trailer that gives players a taste of the political intrigue they'll encounter in the expansion.

Watch All Of Overwatch's New Dance Emotes From The New Anniversary Event

Blizzard recently teased new dance emotes for Overwatch. With the Anniversary event underway, these are now live in the game.

We've rounded up all of these for you to watch in the video above. You'll recognize some as real-world dances--Winston does The Twist, which will make Chubby Checker smile somewhere--while others are references you might recognize. Mei, for instance, does the Hare Hare Yukai dance from anime series The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.

Indisputably the best of the bunch belongs to Zarya (at the 1:45 mark), who mimics a portion of the routine featured in this delightful aerobics video, which also inspired a similarly great Key & Peele sketch.

Dance emotes are just one of the many new cosmetics available in the Anniversary event update. You can see all of the new Legendary skins in our gallery.

Coinciding with the launch of the Anniversary event, Blizzard announced a Game of the Year Edition of Overwatch. It's currently discounted to $40, while the standard version of the game is on sale for $30 for a limited time.

Xbox Scorpio Will Deliver "Very Best Console Version Of Games," Exec Says

If you're picking up a Project Scorpio console, you can expect to play the "very best console version" of games this year, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer.

Asked on Twitter if games like Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII (presumably) will look better on Scorpio, Spencer said, "I'm very confident, from what we are seeing and hearing, Scorpio will be the very best console version of games this year."


According to Microsoft, Scorpio--or whatever name Microsoft ends up giving it--is the "most powerful console ever made." It boasts 6 teraflops of performance, including 326 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Additionally, Microsoft says the console's engine is the "most powerful console gaming processor ever created." The console has a vapor chamber that uses "advanced liquid-cooling," while it also uses the Hovis Method to maximize performance and minimize power consumption.

All Xbox One games work on Scorpio, though the Scorpio editions can look and perform better, in some cases, if developers want to do that. It is a similar situation with PS4 and PS4 Pro.

Microsoft is expected to share more details on Scorpio at E3 or sooner. Presumably we will learn the console's official name and price, among other things, in the weeks and months to come before the system's launch this holiday.

In other Xbox news, Microsoft's E3 2017 planning is taking shape. Microsoft conducted an end-to-end runthrough of its briefing today, which apparently took all day.

First end to end run through of our E3 show today on our full rehearsal stage. Room is full, should be a great day.

— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 23, 2017

Additionally, Microsoft Studios boss Shannon Loftis said the company may soon announce at least a partial list of the games it's bringing to and showing off at E3.

The Xbox E3 briefing this year takes place on a new day, Sunday, starting at 2 PM PT on June 11. GameSpot will bring you all the news from the event as it's announced.

Origin PC Evo15-S Gaming Laptop Review

A few years ago, if you wanted to get respectable power from a gaming laptop, it needed to be big and bulky. And even the largest gaming notebooks couldn’t come close to their desktop equivalents. However, the performance gap is beginning to narrow, and Origin PC’s EVO15-S represents a powerful package in a thin and light form factor. It does make some sacrifices in the name of portability, but still has a lot going for it.

Related: 10 Things To Look For In A Gaming Laptop


For a gaming laptop, the Evo15-S is very thin at .7 inches and measures 15x0.7x9.8 inches overall. It’s also relatively light, weighing four pounds. For reference, Apple’s much smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro weighs a little over three pounds. It fit into our Everki Beacon backpack with relative ease and never felt like a back-breaker.


The laptop uses a 15.6-inch IPS display, which offers vivid, accurate colors and wide viewing angles. The native 1080p resolution is great for a gaming laptop this size. Overall, this is a nice panel.

The laptop features a mostly gloss finish, which looks nice, but can attract fingerprints. There are a wide variety of color options to choose from, but Origin sent us a black unit with the GameSpot logo painted on the back.

The keyboard uses run-of-the-mill chiclet-style keys, which feel competent to type and game on. It also offers RGB backlighting across three color zones, which help you see the keys a bit better at night while looking a little stylish. The trackpad responds pretty well, though we would have preferred dedicated left and right click buttons to prevent accidental clicks. In terms of audio, the speakers are powerful for the laptop’s size, but lack a bit of bass.

The chassis is mostly made of plastic, which results in some minor, undesirable flexing. When we gamed on the notebook, the keyboard surface never got hot and the laptop did a good job exhausting hot air through the back, but it did get moderately loud. This is most likely a thermal trade-off the notebook has to make for being so thin.

Speaking of thin, portable gaming notebooks usually don’t offer a lot of ports, but the EVO15-S delightfully surprises here. The laptop offers a plethora of connections that include three USB 3.0 ports, a Mini DisplayPort, HDMI port, and more. It has enough ports for either the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, which makes it a great portable VR system on the go.

Perhaps our biggest gripe with the design is the placement of the power button, which is situated to the front right of the chassis. You may inadvertently turn off the computer, if you’re not being careful. We also didn’t like how the power port is located on the right, which can slightly obstruct right-handed mouse users.



Intel Core i7-7700HQ


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB)


16GB 2400MHz Dual Channel DDR4 Memory


15.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS


512GB NVME M.2 and 2TB 5400RPM HDD


1xUSB 3.1 (Type-C), 3xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, 1x Mini DisplayPort 1.2, 1xHDMI 2.0, 1x headphone out, 1x microphone in, 1x RJ-45, 1xSD card reader

The brains behind the laptop is Intel’s 2.8GHz quad-core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake CPU, which can turbo up to 3.8GHz. The mobile processor is paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 2400MHz in a dual-channel configuration. Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 drives the graphics here, and it’s a great GPU that pairs well with the panel’s 1080p resolution.

For storage, the EVO15-S uses Samsung’s high-end SM961 NVMe solid-state drive. You can get it in either 256GB or 512GB variants; our unit featured the latter. It’s also supplemented by a hefty 2TB 5,400RPM hard drive. Overall, the system’s specs are well balanced and represent a moderately high-end rig.


We’re going to benchmark the EVO15-S alongside HP’s 17-inch Omen gaming laptop, which is equipped with a GTX 1070, i7-6700HQ, and 16GB of RAM. While the Omen uses a slightly older Skylake CPU, because it is significantly bigger and equipped with a higher tier GPU, you shouldn’t expect the same level of performance. It’s mostly here to give you a point of comparison.

For our game benchmarks, we ran all titles at their respective max settings at 1080p to really stress test the GPUs.

Game Benchmarks


As you can see from our performance data, while the EVO15S lags behind the Omen in our gaming benchmarks, it should be able to max out most games at 1080p with playable frame rates. Running the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark with graphics settings maxed out, Origin PC’s laptop was able to run above 60 average FPS with either the DX11 or DX12 API. The EVO15-S came within spitting distance of averaging 60FPS in the Unigine Valley benchmark with its 59.3 average frame rate. In more graphically demanding games like The Division and Metro: Last Light, however, it did dip into the low 50s and 40s, but it was still highly playable. The laptop did struggle to max out Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, however, which is one of the most graphically demanding games on the market. When we tried to max out Eidos Montreal’s stealth action game, the EVO15-S barely made it over 10FPS in DX11 or DX12. The laptop was able to run the benchmark at 57 average FPS when we disabled anti-aliasing and lowered the game to its high preset, however.

Synthetic Benchmarks


Moving over to our synthetic graphics benchmarks, in 3DMark Time Spy, a DirectX 12 benchmark, EVO15-S achieved a 3663 score, which is 28 percent lower than the HP Omen.


When we ran Valve’s Steam VR benchmark, the Origin PC laptop produced 9487 frames, which not only makes it VR ready, but puts it in the “high” tier.

Storage, CPU, and Battery Benchmarks


While the Omen’s faster GPU allowed it to pull ahead in games, the EVO15’s speedier NVMe SSD allows it to beat HP’s notebook in sequential read and write tests by 115 and 442 percent, respectively. This means Origin’s laptop really kills it whenever you need to transfer large files or are downloading a bunch of games.


According to our Cinebench CPU test, the EVO15-S is 16 percent faster in single-threaded applications and 10 percent faster in multi-core workloads. These tests indicate that Origin PC’s laptop make it a stronger productivity workhorse than the HP Omen.


For a battery test, we looped the Unigine Valley benchmark until the laptop keeled over. While you can undoubtedly get better battery performance if you’re just browsing the web or watching a movie, this represents a worst-case gaming scenario. Here, Origin’s laptop lasted roughly an hour, which isn’t great and is 26 percent worse than the bigger Omen notebook. You’ll most likely want to bring the charger with you if you intend to game on the go.



While you can find gaming laptops that are more powerful, there’s a lot to like about the EVO15-S. For a gaming notebook, it's thin, light, and offers a surprising amount of ports. In terms of specs, it offers a ton of bells and whistles and should be able to max out most games at 1080p. Its biggest hurdle is the $2,317 price tag. You’re really paying for the portable form factor here. If size and weight aren’t big priorities for you, and you’re just looking for something to occasionally lug around to LAN parties, something like the Omen might be more up your alley. HP’s gaming laptop might weigh considerably more at 7.3 pounds, but you can get it with a more powerful GTX 1070 GPU for around $1,800. If you have the money and want good specs in a sleek form factor, however, Origin PC’s EVO15-S should be on your radar.

More WWE Funko Pop Figures Revealed

A new series of Funko Pop figures based on WWE superstars is coming to stores this summer. Series six of the WWE line contains six different figures with variants for two of them.


As seen above, the tag team of Enzo Amore & Big Cass will be sold as a two-pack, which will be available exclusively at Walgreens. The rest of the line, which will be available everywhere, consists of Chris Jericho, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, Sasha Banks, and the Iron Sheik.

Both Iron Sheik and Ted DiBiase will have variants. DiBiase's variant has a white suit, and Sheik's variant has a red keffiyeh. These figures will be have a 1-in-6 rarity. There is no confirmation on pricing, but they will more than likely fall into the normal $10-15 price range.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- Finn Is A "Big Deal," Actor Says

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the character Finn told Han Solo that he's a "big deal" in the Resistance. He wasn't telling the truth at the time, but it seems that in this year's The Last Jedi, Finn is finally indeed a bonafide "big deal."

"The funny thing is, between VII and VIII, Finn's now a big deal! He is now a big deal," actor John Boyega told Entertainment Weekly.

At the end of The Force Awakens, Finn fights heroically to take down the Starkiller Base before getting seriously injured at the hands of Kylo Ren. All of this is to say, Finn is finally the man of the hour.

"Think about what the gossip's going to be like in the Resistance: 'Oh, that's the guy that got slashed down by Kylo?'" Boyega said. "Finn's a big deal."

When we first see Finn in The Last Jedi, he's going to be struggling, still recovering from what happened in The Last Jedi. "There's some additional few things that need to be done to make him mobile. He's definitely in a place where he needs some help," Boyega said.

The actor went on to say that the injury he sustained from Ren was a "grounding injury," pointing out that a lightsaber cut burns the skins and cells ("it's not just a piece of flame that whacks your body," he said). But Finn does recover and "when he does… oh, he does," Boyega said.

Finally, Boyega revealed that Finn will spend a lot of time in The Last Jedi on an adventure with the character Rose, who is played by Kelly Marie Tran.

The first trailer for The Last Jedi was released in April--watch it here. You can also check out the stylish first poster, while new cast images were revealed today in Vanity Fair.

The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. It hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

Justice League Dark Movie Reportedly Loses Another Director

Doug Liman will no longer direct DC's upcoming Justice League Dark film, according to a report.

Hollywood news site Variety says it has heard from sources that Liman, who directed The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow, exited the project due to scheduling conflicts. Liman is also directing the new movie Chaos Walking.

Insiders told Variety that Justice League Dark studio Warner Bros. is now holding meetings with directors to find someone to replace Liman. A new director could be signed "shortly."

Speaking about his plans for Justice League Dark earlier this year, Liman said, "I have a really amazing take on it...," going on to say his version of the movie would be anything but straightforward.

"I'm not going to do something campy either. I have a take on it that isn't like anything else out there. At the end of the day, I make character-driven movies," he said.

Justice League Dark comprises more supernatural members of the DC Universe, such as John Constantine, Madame Xanadu, Swamp Thing, and Deadman.

According to Variety's report, Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro was at one time attached to direct the Justice League Dark movie before dropping out.

In other Justice League news, director Zack Snyder has left the Justice League film following the death of his daughter. Avengers director Joss Whedon is stepping in to finish the film.

Red Dead Redemption 2's Release Window Doesn't Matter, Take-Two Says

The holiday season is usually a popular time for new game releases, but history has shown that games, or consoles for that matter, don't need to launch then to enjoy success. In an earnings call today, Take-Two president Strauss Zelnick said this is also true for Red Dead Redemption 2.

"For a title like this, I don't think the launch window really matters," he said when asked about a potential summer 2018 release for the highly anticipated action game.


Zelnick pointed out that 2010's Red Dead Redemption was released in May, and it went on to become an "extraordinarily successful" game for Take-Two.

"Red Dead Redemption went out in May and was an extraordinarily successful title," he said. "Consumers are consuming entertainment year-round now; they don't stop in the summer months. We believe that if you give people an extraordinary experience, they will show up for it."

Red Dead Redemption 2 was announced with a Fall 2017 release window, but yesterday, Rockstar announced a delay to Spring 2018. Delays are nothing new for Rockstar-developed titles, as the original Red Dead Redemption was also delayed, while GTA V was pushed back as well.

For more on Red Dead Redemption 2, here's the reason why Rockstar delayed it.

GTA 5 Ships 80 Million Units

Grand Theft Auto V continues to be a massive success. More than three years after the game's release in 2013, the open-world action game has now passed 80 million units shipped worldwide. This is up from 75 million units back in February. Continued strong sales is no surprise, given GTA V continues to make it onto the top-selling charts in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand.


During an conference call after Take-Two's latest earnings report today, CEO Strauss Zelnick said GTA V and GTA Online "outperformed [Take-Two's] expectations during the fourth quarter as they have in every period since they released." GTA Online has been a big winner as well, with the game continuing to see year-over-year growth in recurrent spending. Zelnick said Rockstar is planning "much more" in terms of future updates.

Also during the call, Zelnick praised GTA V for being the "standard bearer for creative excellence" in the video game industry.

For lots more on Take-Two's earnings report, check out GameSpot's full breakdown here.

Five More Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Arrive

It's been something of a quiet period for Xbox One backwards compatibility, but today sees the list of supported Xbox 360 games grow by five.

The biggest name of the bunch is Assassin's Creed III, which released for Xbox 360 in 2012. Joining it on the backwards compatibility train are Shinobi, Shadow Assault/Tenchu, Ilomilo, and Matt Hazard: Blood, Bath, and Beyond, all of which can now be played on Xbox One..


If you own any of these games already, you can simply pop in the disc or check your Ready To Download list to get it installed on your Xbox One. Alternatively, you can grab them through the Xbox Store.

For a look at what other Xbox 360 games are supported, check out the full list of Xbox One backwards compatible games.

New Game Of Thrones Teaser Video Hits; Actors Say Season 7 Is "Much Quicker"

As Game of Thrones Season 7's debut approaches, HBO is ramping up its promotional efforts for the show. Today, a brief new teaser video was released, and some of the show's actors are speaking out about the pace of the upcoming season.

It stands to reason that the Night King will play a more prominent role on Game of Thrones with such a limited number of episodes remaining. Today's teaser video only further suggests that, as it consists of a close up of his right eye. The camera slowly pans out to reveal his face--or at least a portion of it, as much of it is masked in shadow.

#GoTS7 begins 7.16 on @HBO. #GameofThrones

— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) May 23, 2017

Meanwhile, Season 7 apparently stands to speed things up. "I feel like I'd been lulled into a different pace," Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) told EW. "Everything happened quicker than I'm used to … a lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode."

Kit Harington (Jon Snow) noticed something similar, saying, "This season is really different than any other season because it's accelerating toward the end, a lot of stuff collides and happens much much quicker than you're used to seeing on Thrones … it's so different than what everybody is used to. It's quite exciting."

Showrunner David Benioff explained that this isn't due to the shortened length of this season and the final one, but simply the state of the show's world.

"For a long time we've been talking about 'the wars to come,'" he said. "Well, that war is pretty much here. So it's really about trying to find a way to make the storytelling work without feeling like we're rushing it--you still want to give characters their due, and pretty much all the characters that are now left are all important characters. Even the ones who might have started out as relatively minor characters have become significant in their own right."

The new trailer comes just a day after the release of new photos from Season 7. There was unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, if you're spoiler-averse) little to glean from these, as they showed either behind-the-scenes shots or characters standing around, doing very little. We did, however, get a look at what appears to be Daenerys in a fiery field atop Drogon, who's looking bigger than ever.

Season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres on July 16 on HBO.

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