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‘Days Gone’ is an ambitious zombie apocalypse game that misses the mark

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Days Gone seems like an accurate reflection of how things would go after an actual, IRL zombie apocalypse: clumsy, violent, and filled with failure.

Bend Studio’s new PlayStation 4 release is a survival-action game with a story that sits in the Venn diagram overlap between Sons of Anarchy and The Walking Dead. For a great many hours, you manage ever-dwindling resources, kill lots of things (both living and undead), and try not to drown in all the melodrama.

Don’t underestimate that last point. Your post-apocalyptic road trip as biker dude Deacon St. John runneth over with on-the-nose metaphors, emotionally manipulative twists, and character motivations that seem driven more by the needs of the moment than any coherent arc.  Read more…

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‘Avengers: Endgame’: Status of every character after ‘Infinity War’

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Roll call!

Avengers: Endgame is almost here, and with it comes the resolution to a story arc that started with Iron Man more than a decade ago. There have been 21 movies in total leading up to this point and a whole lot of characters to follow from each of them.

Since virtually every single one will be showing up at some point or another in Endgame, we thought it might be helpful to step back for a moment and take stock. Where is everyone? What are they up to? What’s their level of readiness as the final showdown with Thanos approaches? Read more…

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Jaime Lannister was the MVP of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 2 and here’s why

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Let’s review Jaime Lannister’s journey in Game of Thrones Season 8′s second episode.

He wriggled out of what surely would have been execution-by-dragonfire with a little help from his friends, Sansa and Brienne (and Tyrion I guess). He spilled the beans about sister Cersei’s painfully obvious betrayal. He squared his grim history with Bran. He ate crow and pledged to serve at Brienne’s side.

And finally: he raised a middle finger to tradition and corrected a gross injustice as he formally knighted Ser Brienne of Tarth.

Let’s be real with ourselves here. Jaime’s probably doomed. The battle of Winterfell is set to kick off in the third episode, and this potent mix of redeeming moments and righting past wrongs primes Jaime for what will surely be a final heroic sacrifice.  Read more…

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