Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review | Ulvespill

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Ever since I played Thunderhawk and Ace Combat: Distant Thunder on my PlayStation 2, I was hooked on arcade flying games, even some simulators as well. And after multiple first impressions of the latest Ace Combat on Gamescom over the last two years, its finally here!

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History Channel Has Lost Its Damned Mind With New Series Knight Fight, And We Love It

History Channel has ventured into the world of reality competition shows, and thus far, they’ve all been a lot of fun. Forged in Fire has weaponeers forging their own weapons. Knife or Death–hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg–puts bladesmith’s weapons through a rigerous gauntlet to test its durability. And now, Knight Fight–hosted by WWE’s Jay “Christian” Reso–has competitors in full armor fighting each other with actual weapons.

On the surface, the idea of armored warriors fighting each other is exceptionally appealing, until you start asking yourself, “How do they do this without killing each other?” According to one of the show’s judges and host, Reso, it’s all pretty safe. “Most of them are from a league called, The Armor Combat League,” Reso told GameSpot. “And they do have their own armor that they feel comfortable in and they do have a tendency to lean towards certain weapons, like all the weapons that are used in the show itself, are blunted, but they’re full size, scale, everything of the originals.”

The show itself seems like a crazy idea, but even considering everything is about as safe as you can make it, Knight Fight is still a wild concept for a series. The first promo for the show, which you can see below, lean heavy towards non-stop action.

“It’s got a little bit of everything in it,” continued Reso. “Action and obviously, with the interviews and stuff that we do with the Knights themselves, the competitors. Their personalities shine through in that, of course you have different personalities and different sized of each competitor, which also makes it interesting.”

While these real-life knights are beating the hell out of each other in battle, one thing Reso found compelling was how they treated each other after each round. “The thing was the camaraderie to me that the guys had. I mean, they’re in there dealing out punishment and taking punishment, in between rounds they’re kind of shouting over to one each other from across the ring asking, as in, ‘Hey, good round?’ or, ‘You okay?’ or things like that. The sportsmanship, the camaraderie is what kind of, like you said, the brutality of it and the action and how much each competitor wanted to win, but at the end of it, they were all shaking hands, patting each other on the back and making sure they were all right.”

The winners will combat each other every week until there’s only one knight standing for the season finale, and they’ll go home with $10,000 and a championship belt. You can watch the madness unfold for yourself when Knight Fight comes to History Channel on Wednesday, January 23 at 10 PM ET / PT.

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Author: GameSpot

Three Xbox One Games Are Free To Play This Weekend

If you’re looking for something new to play on Xbox One–and you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription–then you’re in luck. As part of its next Free Play Days promotion, Microsoft is giving Gold members a chance to try out three titles at no charge this weekend.

From now through January 20, Gold subscribers can download and play Override: Mech City Brawl, Metro 2033 Redux, and Metro: Last Light Redux for free. You’ll have full access to each throughout the trial period, and you can keep your Gamerscore and any achievements you earn if you decide to pick the titles up after the free weekend ends.

To jump into the games, simply download them from the Gold member area on your Xbox One’s dashboard. Each is also discounted as part of this week’s Xbox One game sale, so you can pick them up for cheap if you’re interested in continuing your adventures. The sale prices will be available through January 21.

Microsoft regularly offers free weekends for select games through its Free Play Days promotion. Last weekend, Xbox Live Gold members could download and play Halo 5: Guardians at no charge. Subscriptions cost $10 for one month, $25 for three months, and $60 for one year.

The free play weekend is a good opportunity to revisit Metro 2033 and Last Light, as the next installment in the series, Metro Exodus, is set to launch on February 15–a week earlier than originally scheduled. Unlike its predecessors, Exodus features some large, sandbox-like environments, although we thought the game feels best when it sticks to its roots.

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Author: GameSpot

Toy Story 3 & Coco Director Leaves Pixar After 25 Years For “New Adventures”

A major change is happening at Pixar. Lee Unkrich, the longtime creative team member that directed films like Coco and Toy Story 2, has announced his departure from the animation studio. The news was shared in a simple tweet, reading, “After twenty-five incredible years, I’ve decided to leave Pixar. The time has come for new adventures.”

While he doesn’t specify what those adventures are, it seems his plan is not to jump to another studio. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Unkrich explained, “I’m not leaving to make films at another studio; instead, I look forward to spending much-needed time with my family and pursuing interests that have long been back-burnered.”

He leaves the company with no further projects in the pipeline, though he is one of those responsible for the story of the upcoming Toy Story 4. His departure comes at an interesting time for Pixar, shortly after the news that former boss John Lasseter–who was ousted from the company in 2018 after allegations of sexual misconduct–was named head of Skydance Animation.

Unkrich started at Pixar in 1994 as the company was working on the original Toy Story, a movie in which he served as editor. From there he was involved in a number of titles for the company, including co-directing Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., and Finding Nemo. His most recent film for the studio, Coco, won Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song at the 2018 Academy Awards.

Where Unkrich goes from here may be a mystery, but those at Disney and Pixar aren’t holding back their well-wishes for the animator. “Lee arrived at Pixar as we were crafting Toy Story, and he’s had a profound effect on all Pixar films since. He literally taught us rookie filmmakers about staging, composition, and cutting,” Pixar’s chief creative officer Pete Docter told THR. Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn added, “Lee has left an indelible mark on the world of film, and we are so grateful for the passion and talent he has brought to each movie he has worked on. He’ll always be part of the Disney-Pixar family, and we will miss him.”

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Author: GameSpot