New Free Game From Twitch/Amazon Prime Out Now, Before You Can Buy It

Twitch Prime regularly offers free games on a monthly basis, but January’s offerings come with a twist. The company added an extra game to its rotation, and on top of that, it released it a few days before it’s available widely to the public.

The new puzzle-platformer Pikuniku is available through Twitch Prime until February 28. However, it isn’t actually out until January 24, so for the next few days you can grab it before it goes on sale. To claim your free games, you’ll just have to link your Twitch Prime account to your Amazon account and then claim the games through the Twitch Prime site.

January’s other Prime games include Hyper Light Drifter, Bomber Crew, Republique, and Orwell. The service is also still offering the Devolver Digital Holiday Pack, which contains The Messenger, Broforce, Hotline Miami, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Strafe, Crossing Souls, and The Swords of Ditto. All of those are available until January 31, and once you claim them, they’re yours forever.

“While Pikuniku is a light experience, it’s got enough charm and verve to stick with you well beyond completion,” critic James O’Connor wrote in GameSpot’s Pikuniku review. “From Piku’s weird wobbly gait and looping jumps in the opening right through to the game’s funny, bizarre ending, Pikuniku is more gripping than its simple aesthetic and playful tone would suggest. It’ll make you feel like a kid again.”

Author: GameSpot

Deadpool 3 Will Be “Completely Different,” Says Ryan Reynolds

The huge success of the first Deadpool in 2016 took many surprise–the modestly budgeted X-Men spin-off was not only the most successful R-rated movie of all time, it made more money than most of the “regular” movies in the franchise. Last year’s Deadpool 2 was also a huge hit, and inevitably a third movie is in the works. Star Ryan Reynolds has now hinted about what fans can expect from Deadpool 3.

In a recent interview with Variety, Reynolds revealed that development on Deadpool 3 had already started. Unsurprisingly he didn’t give many details away, but he did suggest that the film won’t be what is usually expected from the third part of a successful franchise. “[We’re] looking to go in a completely different direction,” he said. “Often, they reboot or change a character maybe like four movies too late.”

It had previously been reported that Deadpool might appear in an X-Force movie ahead of Deadpool 3, with Bad Times at the El Royale’s Drew Goddard directing. However, earlier this month, Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld revealed that X-Force had now been cancelled, due to the impending merger between Fox and Disney. Fox currently own the rights to all X-Men characters.

As for Deadpool 3, the film does not have a release date and it hasn’t been confirmed if director David Leitch will return. Leitch joined the production of the second movie after the exit of director Tim Miler, who helmed the first film but left Deadpool 2 due to reported clashes with Reynolds.

In related news, there are two X-Men movies set for release in 2019. All the main X-Men cast return for Dark Phoenix, which releases in June–check out the latest trailer. This will be followed by the much-delayed New Mutants, which is currently set to arrive in August.

Author: GameSpot

Parliament wants your opinion on links between games and gambling

From Eurogamer: “In the midst of all the hullabaloo over at Westminster right now, you’d think video games were at the bottom of the Parliamentary priority list. Thankfully, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s work continues unabated, as the select committee has now opened its inquiry into “addictive technologies” to the public.”

Author: N4G