In-game TV shows and radio stations can enhance our enjoyment of their worlds. They can make it feel like these places live beyond what we get to see on-screen, suggesting a cultural history, or allowing them to mirror modern entertainment. And sometimes, it's just good to listen to some absolute banging tunes, because the publisher in question has unimaginably deep pockets.Below, we've collected a few of our favourite radio stations and TV shows from inside games. Max Payne 2's Address UnknownDamn, I love how many TV shows are in Max Payne 2. I stopped and watched every single one on my first two playthroughs. Address Unknown is probably the most notable, since it's part homage to Twin Peaks, part parallel of Max Payne himself, with the heavy-handed monologues and 'Noir York' setting. 'John Mirra', the villain of the piece, is even referenced in the game's theme song, 'Late Goodbye' by Poets of the Fall, and one of the game's best-remembered levels is set inside a theme park … [Read more...] about The best in-game radio stations and TV shows
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As the lights dimmed at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles for the EA Play 2018 press conference, viewers around the world collectively crossed every opposable digit for an announcement they’d been waiting to hear about for years. There’d been rumours, teases, and even tangible signs of an impending surprise (why else would the Skate 3 servers suddenly boot back up?). The world was telling us that EA’s much-anticipated skateboard sandbox sequel Skate 4 is happening, and everyone was on board for the reveal.Read moreThe best upcoming games of 2018Except… not quite everyone. Marc-Andre Houde and Sebastien Primeau were also crossing their fingers, but for the exact opposite result. In what must have been a strange experience, the pair were sighing with relief at Skate 4’s absence from EA Play, at the exact time when everyone else was shaking their heads in disappointment. Luckily, many of those same Skate fans would receive a pleasant surprise at … [Read more...] about “We’re the only people actively hoping for Skate 4 not to happen!”: The developers of Session on Xbox exclusivity and making waves at E3
Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube What is the point in getting a Victory Royale if you don’t look equal parts ridiculous and fabulous for the showboating finale. This is exactly why there are heaps of Fortnite skins, gliders, and emotes to help you stand out from the rabble. But what are the best Fortnite skins? That may well be a matter of opinion, but as the Fortnite skins store only offers a small selection of skins at any given time, it helps to know which ones are worth snapping up when they come back into rotation. As Epic have said they will not be bringing back Battle Pass reward Fortnite skins from previous seasons, you will not find the beloved Black Knight in the following list. However, seasonal Fortnite skins have been brought back on occasion, so we have listed a couple of our favourites in case they see a return. Check out the best multiplayer games on PC for more online escapades. Cosmetics extend far beyond Fortnite skins, so at the bottom of this … [Read more...] about Fortnite skins: the best outfits, gliders, and emotes to spend your V-Bucks on
SFX magazine is having a big celebration of sci-fi and fantasy books this month. As well as our massive Books Issue (on sale Wednesday 31 January) featuring a whopping 65 top authors, we’re taking the literary theme out into the real world with the inaugural SFX Book Con. We’ve teamed up with top bookshop Foyles for a live event that puts authors very much at centre stage. Taking place in the wonderful surroundings of Foyles’ Charing Cross Road store, the event will assemble some of the biggest names in SF and fantasy for a day of panels, signings and mingling – and yes, there’ll most definitely be the opportunity for you to buy books. And goody bags! The event takes place on Saturday 24 February and tickets are available now. The guest list includes: • Richard Morgan, author of Altered Carbon – the book that inspired the hot new show coming to Netflix on Friday 2 February. • Peter F Hamilton, space opera legend and … [Read more...] about Meet some of the best sci-fi and fantasy authors around at SFX Book Con – new authors announced!
Females on film While film school classes and incensed critics continue to debate the lack of women in film, female actresses are fighting the good fight on the silver screen itself. Alas, not in anywhere near the numbers needed - provided things were a little bit fairer, of course - or that woman over the age of 40 didn't suddenly become a movie exec's idea of nightmare kryptonite.Over the years, these actresses have been asked to play any number of damsels, dames, nagging housewives, ditzy girlfriends and occasionally (just occasionally) an interesting and nuanced character. This list celebrates the latter, looking at the very best female creations in the history of cinema. Enjoy.15 most prolific female screenwriters25 funniest female characters25 best movies on Netflix Prev Page 1 of 101 Next Prev Page 1 of 101 Next 100. Baby (Dirty Dancing) The Character: Dirty Dancings Jewish princess learns to thrust n grind with Swayzes Johnny Castle. Nobodys gonna put her in a corner … [Read more...] about The 100 greatest female characters in movies