Clark Gregg, now an 11-year veteran of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, vaguely remembers the first guidance he received from Iron Man director Jon Favreau on how to play SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson, who showed up after Tony Stark’s daring escape from the Ten Rings and never left. “I remember Jon just saying, ‘This guy knows a lot more than he’s letting on,’” Gregg tells Polygon. “‘And he doesn’t take any shit.’” Coulson, who returns to the MCU movies de-aged and prequel-ready in this week’s Captain Marvel, wasn’t an Easter egg plucked from Marvel lore that gave Iron Man a bit of fan-service flair. He could have been a stock government agent left in the dust of a fusion-powered super suit. Instead, Marvel’s crack team of screenwriters and comic gurus, led by Favreau and Kevin Feige, turned an easily anonymous member of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division into a lynchpin … [Read more...] about Is Coulson a Skrull? Clark Gregg is glad you asked.
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Unlike its predecessor, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 has seen a comparatively brief hype cycle. Word of it leaked in March 2018, and it wasn’t formally announced until E3 in June that year. Perhaps mindful of the expectations that built up with the first game, some of which went unfulfilled in a rough launch, it appears Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are trying to avoid over-promising with this game. The Division 2 is on the way in just a few months, and if the end of The Division’s post-release support cycle is anything to go by, it should have a much more smooth arrival, building on a solid two years of community feedback and gameplay balancing. It’ll be the third Tom Clancy game in Ubisoft’s bread-and-butter genre, the open world, as opposed to a pioneer trying to do something different in a brand known for tactics and stealth. Here is everything we know about Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, which brings the pandemic and pandemonium to Washington, … [Read more...] about Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: everything we know
The countdown is over and we’ve solidified our list for the top 50 games of 2018, which covers the gamut of big-name blockbusters and small-team triumphs. But we know it’s a pretty long list, so here are the picks that can be played on Windows PC (and sometimes Linux and Mac, too). Out of our top 50 picks, 35 can be played on PC. That’s more any other platform. Of those, seven titles cannot be played on any console: Frostpunk, Wreckfest, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, The Red Strings Club, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, BattleTech, and our #2 game of the year, Return of the Obra Dinn. That’s more than any other platform represented on our list. As for the inclusion of games like Hollow Knight which technically first came out prior to 2018, well, what we said in the top 50 post holds true here as well: You may notice the inclusion of games that were either fully released or made available in Early Access prior to 2018. Because many games change from … [Read more...] about The best PC games of 2018
The countdown is over and we’ve solidified our list for the top 50 games of 2018, which covers the gamut of big-name blockbusters and small-team triumphs. But we know it’s a pretty long list, so here are the picks that can be played on PlayStation 4 — which, no surprise given the platform’s position this generation, encompasses more than half the titles listed. Out of our top 50 picks, 29 can be played on the PS4. Of those, five are exclusive to Sony’s platform: Shadow of the Colossus, Astro Bot Rescue Mission (for PlayStation VR), Marvel’s Spider-Man, Tetris Effect, and our #1 game of the year, God of War. Speaking of, as for the inclusion of games like Shadow of the Colossus, which technically first came well before 2018, well, what we said in the top 50 post holds true here as well: You may notice the inclusion of games that were either fully released or made available in Early Access prior to 2018. Because many games change from update to … [Read more...] about The best PlayStation 4 games of 2018