Avengers: Infinity War has an ending that lands very differently depending on the age of the viewer. [Warning: The following includes major spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War.] In the final moments of Infinity War, half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe turns to dust. The magical genocide is supposed to feel like a shock in a series of movies that almost always end with the bad guy defeated. Technically half of all living things just blinked out of existence. The Avengers movies work on two distinct levels for two very different audiences, and it’s that kind of meta-awareness of not only telling a good story but being aware of the industry in which that story is being told that helps Marvel dominate pop culture with such confidence. Adults aren’t watching these films the same way as children do, and we’re certainly not entertaining the idea that these characters are gone for good. This is how the how movie plays to two different sets of eyes. Devoted MCU viewers … [Read more...] about We can’t forget the ending of Avengers: Infinity War will crush young viewers
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Here are our picks for the absolute best PS4 games. From blockbusters to indies, action roller-coasters to contemplative explorations, these are the best games available right now for Sony’s PlayStation 4, as selected by the voracious gamers of VG247. We’ll be checking back in with new games on the regular, as old favourites are retired and new challengers rise above the pack to win a place in our hearts. It’s been a while since we last updated this list, and 2017 has long since drawn to a close. During last year we got some new info on games that might one day make this list, like Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2. But for now, the most recent additions to our list are the mainstream smash-hit sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale and Capcom’s action-RPG epic Monster Hunter World. At the end of last year, Middle Earth: Shadow of War arrived to succeed the venerable old Shadow of Mordor on our list – building on the rock-solid … [Read more...] about The best PS4 games in 2018: every must-play on Sony’s flagship console
On its opening day, Overwatch saw over 400,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch, that pretty much says it all. While the fan base is increasing everyday players get restless to find out who is going to be the next hero. A series of teasers have been made by the Overwatch community and the latest Japanese Overwatch’s Tease has pretty much locked Brigitte to be the next hero. This tease basically took shape when a post was made that detailed an “After Action Report for Operation White Dome”. Many of the fans instantly started speculating about the possible new hero. At that time based on that limited information most of the fans were settled on “Emre Sarioglu” to be the next hero. Although this bit the dust as following that Tweet another tease surfaced that pointed out towards Torbjorn’s daughter. A letter was posted which confirmed that Reinhardt had saved Torbjörn’s life before he goes on to talk about the unborn daughter. With that … [Read more...] about Latest Overwatch Tease Pretty Much Confirms Brigitte To Be The Next Hero
Hearthstone players are about to head into the most exciting part of the calendar: the announcement and launch of the year's first expansion. With it will come the annual rotation of the Standard format, which means that Whispers of the Old Gods, Mean Streets of Gadgetzan and One Night in Karazhan will be sent to live out their days in Wild, where the Piloted Shredders roam free. We don't yet know the name or theme of the first set, though Blizzard has confirmed that The Year of the Raven—which is what the next 12 month cycle is being called—will feature three large expansions, exactly like Year of the Mammoth did. Blizzard has also just revealed more info about what to expect from Year of the Raven, and yesterday I had a chance to speak with game director Ben Brode about the coming changes. Let's get into it, in order of juiciness... This year's of Hall of Fame Since rotation began, Blizzard has gradually been removing cards from the Classic set that either … [Read more...] about Hearthstone’s Year of the Raven getting in-game tournaments, Ice Block sent to Hall of Fame
The team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter Overwatch has been having a lot of teasers for its fans these past days. A few days back the PlayOverwatch Twitter account dropped a teaser regarding a new character “Operation White Dome” and while there have been loads of speculations going around that, Overwatch has once again teased further. This last Saturday a letter was posted in Swedish which has also been translated into English confirming that Reinhardt had saved Torbjörn’s life before he goes on to talk about the unborn daughter. According to “PC Gamer” supporting characters from Overwatch media have shaped up to become a full-fledged character in their own right, for example, Moira which appeared in Doomfist’s comic. Now using that logic the fact that Bridgette has popped up in the extended universe media not once but rather twice points towards the fact that this is an indication that she will join the hero roster at some point … [Read more...] about Overwatch Teases Its Fans With Torbjorn’s Letter, His Daughter the Next Hero?