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Why There Probably Won't Be A True 'Year Two' Of 'The Division'

Forbes - Tech

It's hard to know what to make of the feedback from The Division's PTS right now, where players are trying out both patch 1.6 and the new Last Stand mode. PvE players sound like they feel left behind, both thanks to the fact that the mode is PvP-focused, and that 1.6 brings with it a lot of PvP-based changes that hurt PvE (no reloading while sprinting, lesser heals, etc.). PvP players seem better off, but still have issues with combat, and bemoan the lack of a "true" PvP experience because NPCs are still integrated into Last Stand. All this talk seems to lead to the topic that many players aren't exactly satisfied with "Year One" of The Division post-launch content, and they're hoping that "Year Two" improves upon things. The argument here is that Season Pass holders didn't really get what they figured they were paying for, rather Underground, Survival and Last Stand all feel like essentially mods of the existing game, rather than new missions or big new areas being added.


'Avatar' sequels add a group of kids because that's how you make a hit in 2017

Mashable

What do Stranger Things, It, and James Cameron's forthcoming Avatar sequels have in common? As of Wednesday morning, the answer is: A group of pre-teen characters. And with the success Hollywood's had reviving that old Goonies, E.T. and Stand By Me vibe, we'd best get used to seeing this. SEE ALSO: On Skynet's 20th birthday, it's time to admit AI isn't a real threat Fox announced seven new castmembers for the Avatar sequels, none of whom you've heard of before, all too young to vote or drive. They are, from left to right in the image above: Jack Champion, Trinity Bliss, Bailey Bass, Jamie Flatters, Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo and Duane Evans Jr. Sounds like only Champion (far left in the above image) will be a human character -- all the others are Na'vi, so take a good look.


Construction worker killed on set of 'Blade Runner' sequel

Mashable

A Hungarian construction worker was killed while dismantling one of the sets for the untitled Blade Runner sequel at Budapest's Origo Studios on Thursday, Alcon Entertainment has confirmed to Mashable. The victim, whose identity was not immediately revealed, was working beneath a platform on which the set was constructed when it suddenly collapsed. The cause of the accident remains undetermined, though an investigation is expected. SEE ALSO: 'Suicide Squad' star Jared Leto Joins'Blade Runner' Sequel The Blade Runner sequel was not shooting at Origo at the time, having already wrapped there, which is why the sets were being dismantled. Denis Villeneuve is directing the sci-fi movie, which stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis, Ana de Armas and Robin Wright.


Venomaniacs Rejoice: They're Making a Sequel to Venom

Slate

Calling all Venom-heads, Venomaniacs, Venomatics, Venomaddicts, and even people who are only Venominally interested in learning more about Venom: They heard you liked Venom, so they're making more Venom! According to Variety, Sony Pictures has hired Kelly Marcel to write a sequel to the film, which is set in Sony's little corner of the Marvel Intellectual Property Universe (MIPU), adjacent to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Marcel, best known for adapting 50 Shades of Grey, was one of the screenwriters on the first film, a credit she shared with the screenwriting team of Jeff Pinker and Scott Rosenberg. She will also executive produce the new film. Venom earned $855 million worldwide, about $213 million of which was domestic.