Red Dead Redemption 2: What We Want At E3 2018

Rockstar Games doesn’t usually have a large presence at E3; it tends to announce details about its latest games on its own schedule. But seeing as Red Dead Redemption II is only a few months away, it’s possible we’ll hear more about the upcoming open-world Western at this year’s big event. To prepare for what’s ahead, let’s break down what we already know about Red Dead Redemption II, and what we’re hoping to see at E3 2018.

What We Know So Far

Red Dead Redemption II was revealed on October 20, 2016. Developer Rockstar Games had initially teased the project on social media two days prior with images in the color and theme of Red Dead Redemption, but eventually confirmed its development with a trailer. While Red Dead Redemption II is a sequel in name, it’s actually a prequel to the original’s story.

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Set 12 years before the events of Red Dead Redemption, the prequel focuses on the exploits of the infamous Van der Linde gang–who fans should already be familiar with. After a robbery in the town of Blackwater goes wrong, the gang is forced to flee. You play as outlaw Arthur Morgan, who must help keep the gang in-check in the midst of its desperate attempts to avoid the pursuit of government agents and rival gangs. It’s also worth noting the gang includes a younger, less-experienced version of the original’s protagonist, John Marston.

Red Dead Redemption II is expected to play much like its predecessor, focusing on exploration, hunting, shoot-outs, heists, and other side-activities where you’ll interact with a number of unique characters. However, it also features a far more expansive map to explore. Based on what we’ve learned from trailers and early previews, your impact on the world is a bigger focus. As Morgan, you’ll have to handle various responsibilities, such as resource gathering, earning money, and making sure everyone in the community is happy. Average citizens and members of your gang will react to how well or how poorly you treat them from day to day. This also impacts the honor system, which makes a return from the original, but now with more complex tracking.

What’s Confirmed For E3?

Red Dead Redemption II is not confirmed to appear at E3 2018. However, Rockstar Games has a habit of debuting new trailers for its latest games at E3 press conferences. For example, Rockstar released a trailer for Grand Theft Auto V during E3 2013. Given the sequel’s upcoming release, there’s potential for at least another brief look at the game at this year’s show.

What We Hope To See At E3

There are still unexplored mysteries about how Red Dead Redemption II actually plays. We’re hoping E3 can be a place where such details are divulged. While Rockstar has typically been fine showing off trailers, a full-on gameplay demonstration could serve as a nice way of showcasing what Red Dead Redemption II’s combat and exploration looks like.

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Customization was an underutilized aspect in Red Dead Redemption. While you could craft a few new outfits, you couldn’t really alter the cosmetics of anything else. We’re hoping Rockstar confirms more customization options for clothing, weapons, and even your horse.

Multiplayer has been an important pillar for Rockstar’s most recent games, so it would be great to get a better idea of what’s in store. There’s still so much we don’t know about Red Dead Redemption II’s multiplayer. Will the mode have heists like Grand Theft Auto Online? Will there be co-op? Hopefully, this year’s show yields answers.

Lastly, we’re still eager to hear more details about Red Dead Redemption II’s story. From the synopsis, Arthur Morgan is a conflicted individual; his loyalty to the Van der Linde gang is slowly faltering due to the extreme circumstances they’re embroiled in. It would be fantastic to learn about how these elements affect Morgan’s relationships with his fellow gang members and those he cares about.

Author: GameSpot

WWE Money In The Bank 2018 Rumors: Why Isn’t Daniel Bryan In The Main Event?

WWE has made a push to make Money In The Bank one of the bigger PPVs of the year, following in the footsteps of Summerslam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, and Wrestlemania. Because of this, MITB has a lot of hype around it this year, and that means plenty of rumors surrounding the June PPV.

MITB will have an earlier start time this year when it airs on Sunday, June 17 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, with a Kickoff Show starting one hour earlier. According to PW Insider, MITB starting earlier is to accommodate talent. Because future events feature superstars from both Raw and Smackdown, the PPV match cards can’t feature everyone, so adding an extra hour means WWE can fit a few more matches at each event. It’s unknown at this time if future PPVs will also start earlier as well, but it seems likely.

Recently, Daniel Bryan was added to the card but not in the titular Money In The Bank match. According to Wrestling Observer (via Wrestling News), it’s because the ladder match is a high-risk event, and the last thing Bryan needs is another concussion, which would more than likely force him back into retirement.

As for the Raw Women’s Championship match, which was booked at a red carpet event where the champion made the challenge–yes, that’s truly weird–Ronda Rousey’s match against champion Nia Jax is going to be short, according to Wrestling Observer. While Rousey is still new to the WWE and professional wrestling in general, she proved that she could hang in the ring at Wrestlemania, even though she had three veterans in the ring with her to help out. However, MITB will be her singles debut in the company, so we shouldn’t expect anything more than 10 minutes.

The main events of the evening will be the two Money in the Bank matches: one for the men and the other for the women. The matches will feature superstars from both Raw and Smackdown brands. Early on, The Miz was a favorite to win the men’s match, and additionally, a rumor from WrestleVotes said a Smackdown star–which The Miz is on–would win the match. However, the favorite to win is currently Braun Strowman, who is on the Raw roster. There have also been whispers on Finn Balor winning after he climbed a ladder and grabbed one of the cases hanging above the ring on the June 4 episode of Raw. His winning may all depend on whether or not we see the Demon version of Balor who hasn’t been around for eight months now.

One of the big questions for the men’s Money in the Bank match is which member of The New Day will wrestle in the match? Many have speculated it will be Xavier Woods, but PW Insider said they heard Big E will be the one to enter the match. Chances are that we won’t know who will be in the match for sure until the PPV.

As for the women, there haven’t been a lot of rumors surrounding their main even match. Many people are putting their money down on Ember Moon, who was recently signed to Raw, to win the event over veterans like Natalya and Charlotte.

We’ll keep you updated on all the latest MITB rumors leading up to the June 17 event. And make sure to come back the night of the PPV for GameSpot’s live coverage.

Author: GameSpot

New John Wick 3 Image: Canine Cool At The Continental

Production continues on the much-anticipated action sequel John Wick: Chapter 3, and following last month’s first teaser and casting news, we have another new image. This time it features co-star Halle Berry, who is playing a character called Sofia.

The image was released via the movie’s official Twitter account. We don’t know anything about Berry’s character beyond her name, but she is walking through what could be one of the hotels in the Continental chain with two fearsome-looking dogs. The caption reads “A woman on a mission”–check it out below:

John Wick: Chapter 3 hits theaters on May 16, 2019, with Keanu Reeves returning as the reluctant assassin. Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, and Laurence Fishburne are set to reprise their roles from the previous movies, while Asia Kate Dillon (Orange is the New Black), Mark Dacascos (Cradle 2 the Grave), Jason Mantzoukas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place), and Angelica Huston (Isle of Dogs) are new additions to the cast.

John Wick: Chapter 3 is directed by Chad Stahelski, who helmed Chapter 2 and co-directed the first movie. Last year, Stahelski spoke about his plans for John Wick: Chapter 3. “We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world,” he said. “I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in Part 2, that I’d like to go back to [with Part 3] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York.”

Development of the long-rumored John Wick TV spin-off The Continental was also confirmed by Starz in January. The channel’s president Chris Albrecht said that the show will “include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.” The Continental does not yet have a premiere date.

Author: GameSpot

Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition Review | TheXboxHub

Carlos writes: “All the way back in August 2016, gamers were given the wonderful opportunity to step into the world of Assetto Corsa, the highly anticipated simulation racer that had made the switch from PC to Xbox One. Back then though, things werent the best. Assetto Corsa had issues, screen tearing was rife, difficulty was overbearing even for veteran racing fanatics and stuttering during online races made the experiences much duller than we had expected. Times have changed since that point though and with Assetto Corsa: Ultimate Edition now available, is now the time to take another look at the racer?”

Author: N4G