Heroes of The Storm 2nd Nexus Challenge Rewards Revealed

The second Nexus challenge goes live with the Heroes of the Storm 2.0 patch, and once again quest rewards are featuring content for both Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch.

Each week of the Nexus event, a new quest will unlock and will need to be completed May 22 when the event finishes and all quests close. The quests all have the same requirements, — the player has to complete 5 rounds in Heroes of the Storm with at least one friend in Ranked, Unranked, Quick Match. The first quest also allows players to complete those matches in the Versus AI mode.

Week one allows players to unlock an Oni hovercycle mount with six color variations, warbanner, spray, and the original Oni Genji portrait in Heroes of the Storm. Players who missed out on them during first Nexus event will also unlock the Oni Genji skin, player icon, and spray for Overwatch.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Wants to Raise Money For Children's Charity

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene has announced a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds charity invitational, set to take place on Thursday, May 4 at 10am-1pm PT in Europe and 2pm-5pm PT in North America.

According to a blog post on the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds website, the event will be split into two sessions for each region, with 128 streamers participating total. Each session will host 64 players in duos mode only, making for 32 teams per region. After each region completes a set of three matches, the winner will be chosen based on highest overall placement.

All money raised during the charity event will go towards Gamers Outreach, an organization dedicated to providing “equipment, technology, and software” to children in hospitals.

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Former Activision Parent Company Could Own Ubisoft Soon

French conglomerate and former Activision parent Vivendi is reportedly honing in on publisher Ubisoft, with an acquisition expected by the end of this year.

This comes via a new report from Reuters, with the publication’s sources saying that advertising group Havas and Ubisoft are the first on Vivendi’s takeover list as it attempts a major expansion this year. The expansion is reportedly an act to appease investor concerns after Vivendi’s shares dropped 3% despite the fact Chairman Vincent Bollore has spent nearly 15 billion Euros on shareholders and acquisitions.

Vivendi currently owns 25% of Ubisoft and has been jockeying to buy the company after it acquired Gameloft. Ubisoft heads Michel Guillemot and Yves Guillemot have been actively against the takeover, and last year reached out to Canadian investors to stay independent.

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Bag of Doritos Can Play Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Soundtrack

Partnering with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Doritos have released a set of limited edition bags that play the film’s full soundtrack.

According to Billboard, the custom-designed bags are a part of the joint Rock Out Loud campaign and feature a music player that’s inspired by a cassette deck to keep with the movie’s retro music theme.

The soundtrack, dubbed Awesome Mix Vol. 2, features 14 tracks with a mix of 60′s and 70′s pop, R&B/funk, country and rock as well as a brand new track titled Guardians Inferno which was created for the movie.

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Gemini Man: Will Smith in Talks to Star As a Cloned Assassin

Will Smith is in talks to star in the long-gestating clone assassin film, Gemini Man.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ang Lee (Life of Pi) is also in negotiations to direct the movie, with Jerry Bruckheimer (Bad Boys) producing. Gemini Man, which was first written in 1997, follows an aging assassin facing off against a clone of himself who’s 25 years younger.

The film was originally set to be directed by Tony Scott (Top Gun) for Disney with Don Murphy (Natural Born Killers) producing. Since 1997, Gemini Man’s script has been reworked multiple times as it was considered unfilmable due to the clone premise. The original plan was to have to separate actors, one older (Harrison Ford) and one younger (Chris O’Donnell), play the same main character.

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Jeff Goldblum on Board For Jurassic World Sequel

Original Jurassic Park series actor Jeff Goldblum is set to join the sequel to Jurassic World.

The actor will “appear” in Jurassic World 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. His eccentric character Dr. Ian Malcolm survived the first Jurassic Park only to narrowly escape death once again in the Lost World of the second. The nature of his return in J. A. Bayona’s sequel remains to be seen.

Goldblum, who will next be seen as Grandmaster in Thor: Ragnarok, will join returning Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and new actors Justice Smith, James Cromwell and Toby Jones in the sequel, which will reportedly “be more suspenseful and scary” than the original.

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The Flash: "The Once and Future Flash" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

It was difficult to know whether to feel enthusiastic about tonight’s Flash. Sure, the prospect of Barry Allen jumping forward in time to visit the Central City of 2025 was exciting. But at the same time, pretty much every tragedy in Season 3 has stemmed from Barry’s boneheaded decision to abuse his powers and create the alternate reality that is Flashpoint. Was “The Once and Future Flash” going to be just one more example of Barry doing something stupid and then feeling miserable about it afterward? But as it turned out, this episode managed to bring a little light into Barry’s life even as it showed how dark things could get should he fail to save Iris’ life.

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Agents of SHIELD: "All the Madame's Men" Review

Full spoilers for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD continue below.

With only a few episodes to go this season, “All the Madame’s Men” had some heavy plot lifting to do to set the stage for the Season 4 finale. As such, it was a solid episode in this pod but not a standout, making some good strides with character development and tying up loose ends, and offering an interesting twist with Aida’s storyline.

After Daisy threw Madame Hydra out a window and seriously damaged her, she knocked that version of Aida out of the Framework for long enough for her to check back in with Anton Ivanov back in the real world. There, and during Simmons’ storyline where she discovers the Framework version of where Aida is hiding, we learn a good deal more about Project Looking Glass; namely, that Aida wants to use it to create a human body for herself and circumvent her programming.

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Prison Break: "The Prisoner's Dilema" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

 Let’s hear it for forward momentum! After four episodes, Michael and his new team are finally out of Ogygia, and now the real fun can begin. Once the guards abandoned the prison, it was pretty clear that Michael and company couldn’t stay locked up, and it was extremely satisfying to see Michael and Lincoln come back together. That was done so well that it doesn’t even matter that FOX gave away that scene months ago in a trailer.

Even though Michael’s fellow escapees seem like paper thin characters, they’re starting to grow on me. And it was pretty amusing that Ja took every opportunity to eat once he got out of the prison, even when it wasn’t part of Michael’s plan. What’s interesting here is that Michael has clearly held out on Whip, who didn’t even know that he had a brother. It seems like Whip saw himself as Michael’s surrogate brother and now he feels displaced by Lincoln’s sudden introduction. That could be a fun dynamic as they try to stay alive. Would Michael abandon his new crew if it meant saving his real brother? Quite possibly.

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