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First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke, is bruising, vital, and one of the year’s best films

Paul Schrader’s movie is an astounding, harrowing meditation on faith and doubt.<p>I could never have watched Paul Schrader’s <i>First Reformed</i> dispassionately. Like Schrader, I was raised in a strict Christian community and didn’t watch movies until I was in my late teens, something that fundamentally …

New York State

A year later, Mads Mikkelsen still doesn’t understand ‘Death Stranding’

Hideo Kojima’s PlayStation 4 exclusive <i>Death Stranding</i> has confused just about everyone with its bizarre trailers, which have shown a baby connected …

Movies

Games Like 'God of War' Are More Important Than Ever In The 'Fortnite' Era

Superdata released some numbers yesterday, doing its best to approximate the sometimes murky world of video game revenue. One number, in particular, stood out. Fortnite: Battle Royale, possibly the most popular game in the world and certainly one of the most profitable, pulled down a staggering …

Gaming Industry

Detroit: Become Human Review Roundup (PS4)

Detroit: Become Human, the latest narrative adventure game from David Cage's studio Quantic Dream, debuts this week. The developer has a history of story-heavy games with mature themes and dramatic cinematography, and Detroit is no exception. Taking place in a near-future setting where androids are …

Black History

Battlefield V fans who failed history are mad that the game has women in it

Has anyone here read a book?<p>DICE is returning to World War II with <i>Battlefield V</i>, and it’s doing so with the help of <i>feeemales</i>. Following the game’s reveal trailer and confirmation that it will include women, some fragile fans have confirmed they’ve never read a book by protesting what they see as …

World War II

Ubisoft Reveals Its E3 2018 Games Lineup (Except The Rumored Ones And Surprises)

Ubisoft has announced some of the games it will have to show at E3 2018 next month. In a news release, Ubisoft said it will have "new info and content to share" on the games like The Division 2, Beyond Good & Evil 2, For Honor, Skull & Bones, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, and Transference. Notably …

Ubisoft

PS4's PS Plus Free Games Of May 2018 Still Available

We're now well into the month, but it's not too late to grab the latest set of PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games that are available for PlayStation Plus members to download for free. You have six games waiting for you across all systems for May 2018, but because several of them are Cross-Buy, you'll get …

PS Vita

Portable PlayStation might make a comeback

Although the Nintendo Switch was long rumored, just like a new smartphone, its wild success was still a pleasant surprise, even to Nintendo itself. …

Gaming

Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s DLC roadmap revealed

Warhorse Studios has shared its plans for <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> over the next year.“Your journey is not yet over! Rebuild what was destroyed, …

Gaming Industry

'Detroit: Become Human' dehumanizes everything it touches

In the Welcome to Westworld-esque opening menu screen of <i>Detroit: Become Human</i>, a pretty blonde robot lady flirtatiously calibrates the game to …

Human Rights

This 'Battlefield 5' Reveal Trailer Has Me More Confused Than Hyped

What on earth is going on with <i>Battlefield 5?</i> DICE revealed the WWII shooter today in an awkward reveal event hosted by <i>The Daily Show’s</i> Trevor Noah.<p>By the end of the event, I’m more confused than ever.<p>Let’s get the good stuff out of the way first, before diving into the rest.<p>There will be no premium …

Gaming Industry

PS4 Exclusive Dreams Is Impressive, But Can It Also Make You An Artist?

Dreams can be dizzying. It's a game, a set of tools, a palette, a musical instrument, an arcade, and much more. It's at once simple and potentially befuddling, depending on just how willing you are to engage with everything the game has to offer. At its most straightforward, Dreams can simply be a …

Music Videos

Top New Game Releases This Week On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC -- May 20-26

This week is home to heavy hitters like Dark Souls Remastered, State of Decay 2, and Detroit: Become Human.

Dark Souls

E3 2018 Preview: All the Biggest Games for Switch, PS4 and Xbox

E3 2018 is almost here, meaning just we're just weeks away from seeing the hottest games of the year descend onto sunny Los Angeles from June 9 to 14.<p>…

Call of Duty

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Not Having A Campaign Is Not A Big Problem, Boss Says

Unlike pretty much all of the previous Call of Duty games, this year's Black Ops 4 from developer Treyarch will not have a single-player campaign, at least not in the traditional sense.<p>In place of a single-player campaign, the game will offer an assortment of solo missions that focus on Specialist …

Call of Duty

Does Lars von Trier’s ‘vomitive’ new film spell the end for provocative cinema?

There was a mass walkout at the Cannes premiere of von Trier’s The House that Jack Built. From A Clockwork Orange to Driller Killer, cinema has always courted controversy – but could we be entering a more cautious age?<p>There is a stampede to get into The House That Jack Built and then, not long …

Cannes Film Festival

New Game Release Dates In May 2018 For Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, and PS4

A lot of us might still be playing God of War, but it's a new month, and that means new games are coming! There's a good mix for May, from highly anticipated ports to anime games, RPGs, and more. This includes Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch at the beginning of the month and Dark …

Dark Souls

Fortnite: Free Battle Pass Tier Available For Completing Week 3 Blockbuster Challenge

Week 3 of Season 4 is well underway in Fortnite: Battle Royale, which means a new set of challenges are now available for Battle Pass holders. As usual, the challenges present a mixture of objectives to complete that allow you to level up your Battle Pass and unlock new rewards, but there's another …

Gaming Industry

Get This Under-Appreciated Game For $15

Arcane Studios' Prey is a remarkable game. It didn't quite get the love it deserved, perhaps in part because of the off-putting advertisements that placed a gross bloodshot eye front and center. But don't let a disgusting piece of marketing keep you from playing a fine game--especially when you can …

Selling

Rage 2 Gameplay Trailer And More Details Revealed By Bethesda

After a series of teasers and an initial reveal trailer, Bethesda has finally shown off some Rage 2 gameplay. The PS4, Xbox One, and PC shooter features a lot of over-the-top action, a bunch of guns, and for the first time in the series, an open world. Take a look at the new footage for yourself …

Gaming Industry

Red Dead Redemption 2: Release Date, John Marston, And Everything We Know So Far

Rockstar Games' follow-up to the seminal Red Dead Redemption is fast approaching. Set 12 years before the events of the original game, Red Dead Redemption II will explore an expansive region of the American wilderness, with Dutch Van der Linde's gang on the run from lawmen during the last years of …

Red Dead Redemption

PS4's E3 2018 Press Conference Won't Have New Sony Hardware, Will Focus On Four Games

Sony has detailed some of the games it will focus on during its E3 2018 press conference. Speaking on the PlayStation Blogcast, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden indicated that PlayStation won't have a traditional press conference, and will instead feature …

PlayStation

BioWare's Anthem Is Multiplayer, But It Lets You Play On Your Own, Too

BioWare is best known for its work on single-player games, although it does have some experience on the multiplayer side as well. With Anthem seemingly being designed as EA's answer to Destiny, multiplayer appears to be a big focus. But for those who are more interested in going about things on …

Beta Testing

PS4 E3 2018 Press Conference Won't Have New Hardware, Will Focus On Four Games

Sony has detailed some of the games it will focus on during its E3 2018 press conference. Speaking on the PlayStation Blogcast, chairman of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Shawn Layden indicated that PlayStation won't have a traditional press conference, and will instead feature …

PlayStation

The 50 Most Iconic Movie Posters Of The 1970s

Back when movie posters were an art form<p>Movie posters used to be an art form—back before movie studios started Photoshopping famous and attractive faces on one-sheets. And there was no better decade for the movie poster than the '70s, when the Hollywood system finally began to crumble and the …

Universal Pictures

Being a Hollywood star doesn’t quite pay like it used to

Movie stars don’t shine as brightly as they did a decade ago.<p>In the 1990s and early aughts, the likes of Julia Roberts, Will Smith, Tom Hanks and Jim …

Box Office

Discounts On Battlefield 1, Injustice 2, More At GameFly In The US

GameFly, the subscription service that sends you video games through the mail, ends up with a lot of used games on its hands. To make room for new titles, the company is running a sale on used PS4 and Xbox One games. It's worth noting that the games are guaranteed to work, shipping is free, and …

Gaming Industry

Conan Exiles - Official Launch Trailer

Conan Exiles is now available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Gaming

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness

PS4's PS Plus Free Games Of May 2018 Out Now

The first Tuesday of the month has arrived, which means a new set of PS4, PS3, and PS Vita games is now available for PlayStation Plus members to download for free. You have six games waiting for you across all systems for May 2018, but because several of them are Cross-Buy, you'll get three games …

PS Vita