Release Date: When is God of War out on PS4?
PS4 games fans have a big new exclusive coming their way this month from Sony's Santa Monica studio.
As most fans will know, the God of War franchise has been in hiatus for a long time and looks set to return with a big bang.
Early review scores show that the blend of new story setting and returning mechanics has won over critics before launch.
God of War is coming to PS4 and PS4 Pro on April 20, 2018.
And as with all new modern launches, there will be an unlock time for fans to watch out for.
It has been confirmed that the digital version of the game will unlock on April 20 at midnight, EST.
This would suggest that players in the PDT time zone will actually get to start playing the game on April 19, at around 9pm.
For God of War fans in the UK, the PlayStation Store doesn’t currently list an unlock time, so it will be worth looking out for any updates before the big day.
The good news is that even if fans in the UK have to wait a little longer, they will still be able to pre-load the game like everyone else.
Pre-loading games allows you to download the full title before release date, getting you as ready as possible to start playing on the day.
April 18 looks to be the date God of War fans will be able to start their downloads and preparations for release.
Straight out the bat, Santa Monica's latest game starts on a sombre note that sets the tone perfectly for a gruelling opening salvo.
Whereas the previous games had a hyper-stylised, comic book feel - the God of War reboot opts for a gritty, dirty and visceral style.
The change in pace also comes with a major shift for Kratos - who has turned from a rage-filled beast into a more multi-faceted, vulnerable character.
That vulnerability lies in the relationship with his son Atreus, whose only protector is the God of War.
Trying to do a 180 on such an established character comes with its pitfalls.
Change too much and the character becomes alien and foreign. Change too little and you might as well have not bothered.
But the God of War reboot manages to strike a fine balance between shaking up how we see Kratos, while keeping the character's essence the same.
His softer side is seen in moments in-between battles with Atreus, where he is torn between caring for his son and trying to instill a toughness in him.
This emotional link gives you all the more reason to take care of Atreus when he is by your side in a fight against God of War's many fearsome foes.
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April 16, 2018
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was patched with the latest content and features on Android.</p><p>From what we know officially, the PUBG 0.4.0 patch has been delayed by Apple, who are currently reviewing the build.</p><p>In an earlier post, TenCent did say they would confirm when the PUBG Mobile iOS update was going to go live.</p><p>"Official response from our side guys. The reason why version 0.4.0 has not come to iOS yet is due to a delay in the App store review process," a message posted on the official Discord page reads.</p><p>“We will let you know once the update is live. Thank you for your support."</p><p>Since this comment, the PUBG Mobile Twitter page has stayed silent on the subject of the delay, providing no further updates on the release.</p><p>The 4X4 concept will be the first to arrive in 2018</p><p>The latest news on the subject comes from a Reddit moderator, who has tried to provide more information on what is going on.</p><p>It’s strange that TenCent themselves haven’t done this, with fans really needing an official update on what has happened.</p><p>And while they can probably rely on the development team to post a message on Reddit when things have been released, a release estimate is needed.</p><p>Here’s the latest information posted on the PUBG Mobile reddit by a mod user, who writes: “As you all clearly know, The update hasn’t happened yet.</p><p>“I wish I could tell you that I know what was going, on but I don’t. Here is updated post about what I know about the update.”</p><p>“Currently the update is in review by Apple. Since this new update contains loot boxes, Apple’s new policy states that the drop rates for every single item needs to be included.</p><p>“Because of these new policies, the update is taking longer than normal.</p><p>“There is no scheduled release date at this time. The timer in game counting down to the new update is meaningless.</p><p>“The only thing that you can do right now is support the devs, is by being patient and playing the game in its current state.”</p><p>As the official Android patch notes reveal, TenCent have looked to provide an improved combat experience, as well as better gunplay and vehicle usage in update 0.4.0.</p><p>Players should notice better nitro options for select vehicles, as well as 4x and 8x scope performance improvements.</p><p>There are also new modes to try out in-game, with TenCent providing a bit of background on the changes.</p><p>Arcade Mode: a new mode with 28 players and one of the six following variations: Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, All Weapons, Melee, Pistols and Item Heaven.</p><p>Training Grounds: try out all the weapons and practice your shooting skills.</p><p>The new PUBG Mobile update has also added a new Dusk weather setting, with the other changes available to read about in the patch notes below:</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. </p>
ment to come today.</p><p>Saturday isn’t the usual time that Microsoft like to announce things, however, we now know what titles are being put together GwG next month.</p><p>However, it appears the official Games with Gold lineup for May has been announced early, via a new YouTube video.</p><p>There hasn’t been the usual official confirmation from Xbox’s Larry Hryb on Twitter, so it appears we might be finding out this news early.</p><p>As the new video reveals, Super Mega Baseball 2 will be released on May 1to May 31 on Xbox One.</p><p>This will be followed by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which will be available to download from May 16 - to June 15.</p><p>For Xbox 360 owners - and through Xbox One backward compatibility - May kicks off with Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage, followed by Vanquish.</p><p>Microsoft also confirms that May's lineup provides over $79 dollars in value and up to 3400 in gamerscore.</p><p>For those who don’t know, Games with Gold offers free Xbox games to qualifying Xbox Live Gold members.</p><p>The program provides Gold members with free games every month, worth up to $700 per year, according to Microsoft.</p><p>Games with Gold is available to all Xbox Live Gold members, which can be redeemed from the Gold widget on the Xbox One home screen.</p><p>Titles can also be found if you download the Xbox One SmartGlass app, and go to the Microsoft Store and then page right.</p><p>When you select a game, it’ll be stored in your account and ready for download when you sign in to your console.</p><p>It should also be noted that new Games with Gold titles become available on the first and the sixteenth day of every month.</p><p>The current Games with Gold March 2018 lineup includes:</p><p>Today's announcement via YouTube will probably be followed quickly by an official post on Hryb's Twitter pages, as well as the official Xbox news site.</p><p> See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, order back issues and use the historic Daily Express newspaper archive. </p>
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ltimate charm offensive.</p><p> Months in the making, it's the first state visit and first big soiree of the Trump era in Washington.</p><p> "It sounds like what they're planning will be spectacular," said Jeremy Bernard, who was White House social secretary in 2014, the last time the U.S. feted a French president.</p><p> The White House has said little beyond the fact that dinner will be served, sticking to the tradition of trying to maintain an element of surprise for its guests.</p><p> In fact, Macron will break bread twice with Trump.</p><p> On Monday, the president and Melania Trump will dine privately with Macron and his wife, Brigitte, at Mount Vernon, the home of America's first president, George Washington, on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia. The White House said the setting will serve as a reminder of France's "unique status" as America's first ally.</p><p> Trump ended his first year without receiving a foreign leader on a state visit, making him the first president in nearly 100 years to do so and heightening the stakes for Tuesday.</p><p> Dinner tickets are typically highly sought after by Washington's political and business elite. A few inklings of who's in and who's out already are known: Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, is in, as are House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was invited, but his office said he is unable to attend.</p><p> In a break with tradition, Trump invited no Democratic members of Congress or journalists, said a White House official familiar with the arrangements but not authorized to discuss them publicly. But at least one Democrat will be in the crowd: the office of Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards confirmed his attendance.</p><p> Approximately 150 guests will take their seats in the State Dining Room on Tuesday, making for a more intimate affair than those held by President Barack Obama. Obama's guest lists numbered into the hundreds, requiring that the event be held in a tented pavilion erected on the South Lawn because no room in the White House can accommodate that many people.</p><p> Most of the responsibility for executing a flawless celebration falls to the first lady and her staff, including such key details as what is served (Trump likes wedge salads and chocolate cake) and poured into glasses (Trump wine?), who sits next to whom, who performs after dinner and what the decor looks like.</p><p> One big moment is the first glimpse of the first lady in her gown. Fashion details are kept secret until the first couple steps on to the North Portico on Tuesday night to welcome their dinner guests.</p><p> The last time a Republican president hosted his French counterpart was November 2007 when President George W. Bush welcomed the newly divorced Nicolas Sarkozy.</p><p> More than 100 guests feasted on lobster bisque, lamb with tomato fondue, green beans and sweet potato casserole, salad and dessert served in the State Dining Room. Among the guests were major league baseball pitcher Tom Glavine, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, French chef Guy Savoy and several Louisiana politicians.</p><p> After dinner, guests strolled down the hall to the East Room to watch performers in the roles of Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette, the Frenchman who served on Washington's staff in the Continental Army. Sarkozy toured Mount Vernon the following day.</p><p> When Macron's limousine first pulls up the White House driveway on Tuesday morning, Trump, the first lady, White House and administration officials, and hundreds of invited guests will be waiting on the South Lawn. The pomp-filled arrival ceremony is for the man who became the youngest president in French history when he was elected in 2017 at age 39 on his first run for office.</p><p> The Trump-Macron relationship appeared to get off to a bumpy start with a white-knuckler of a handshake when the political novices met for the first time at a NATO summit in Brussels last May. But Macron likely sealed the bond after Trump accepted his invitation to attend the annual Bastille Day military parade in the center of Paris in July. Macron and his wife also took Trump and the first lady on a tour of Napoleon's tomb and whisked them up into the Eiffel Tower for dinner overlooking the City of Light. The experience led Trump to order up a military parade for downtown Washington later this year.</p><p> But the two part company on some significant issues, including the Paris climate accord, which Trump withdrew the U.S. from last year, and the Iran-nuclear deal, another multinational agreement that Trump is itching to pull out of. The president did successfully rally Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May, with whom Trump has sparred, to mount a joint military operation against Syria in response to an apparent chemical attack this month that killed Syrian civilians. Macron still worries about Trump's desire to remove U.S. troops from Syria.</p><p> An art lover who speaks good English, Macron is known to watch what he eats. Yet he told reporters at an agricultural fair in Paris in February that "I drink wine at lunch and dinner."</p><p> Discerning his tastes, including likes and dislikes, even allergies, is one of the first things the White House tries to pin down for all guests, said Bernard.</p><p> "You're really focused on making sure the guest feels special," he said.</p><p> Mrs. Trump's social secretary, Rickie Niceta, came aboard last year after two decades of event planning for a caterer whose clients included the White House, the State Department and several embassies, in addition to working on the past five presidential inaugurations, including Trump's. The first lady, who speaks French, also has experienced hands running the kitchen, pastry shop and florist's lair. All three women helped execute more than a dozen state dinners for Obama.</p><p> Trump owns hotels, including one near the White House, and knows about good hospitality.</p><p> Bernard recalled that, just as invitations were about to go out for the 2014 dinner for then-French President Francois Hollande, news broke that Hollande and his longtime girlfriend had abruptly split. Mrs. Obama's staff anxiously sought clarity on whether Hollande would bring another date.</p><p> He didn't, and Bernard dealt with the awkwardness of the situation by seating Hollande between the two Obamas.</p><p> Associated Press writer Sylvie Corbet in Paris and AP News Researcher Randy Herschaft in New York contributed to this report.</p><p> Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleap </p>
sion.</p><p>Broadway is looking more like Universal Studios than the epicenter of great theater these days. Mainstream brands are squeezing out scintillating art that once dominated the boards. Exeunt: “Sweeney Todd,” “Gypsy” and “Rent.” Enter: “Margaritaville,” “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Frozen.”</p><p>One longtime theater critic told me the last 10 months of shows made up “the worst Broadway season in memory.”</p><p>It’s a shocking reversal. In 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking hit “Hamilton,” a hip-hop history of America’s first Treasury secretary, conquered pop culture. And only a year ago, Broadway was celebrating three other highly innovative and exciting new musicals, which sprung from daring narrative concepts: “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Come From Away” and “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.”</p><p>What did we learn from their boffo box-office success? Nothing, apparently.</p><p>The unfortunate shift to schlock comes as Hollywood, the media, publishers and just about anybody with something to sell are aggressively courting Middle Americans, whom they previously neglected, in the wake of President Trump’s win.</p><p>But, like a husband trying to make up for a forgotten anniversary with an Edible Arrangement, the apology is worse than the original oversight.</p><p>In their clamor to coddle audiences, Broadway producers have forgotten that Middle Americans actually have pretty good taste. They’re not simpletons hell-bent on seeing familiar names and titles; they’re just regular people looking for a great night out.</p><p>“The assumption has been that only big brands and movie stars are sure bets for tourists,” one Broadway producer told me. “But audiences are basically looking for shows that speak to their humanity.”</p><p>Those savvy tourists are the industry’s lifeblood. During the 2016-17 season, they purchased 61 percent of Broadway tickets, according to the Broadway League. Domestic tourists numbered 6.1 million — or 46 percent of all attendees. But many of the shows currently catering to them belong in a Times Square gutter, not a legendary theater, and theatergoers are telling producers just that with their wallets.</p><p>Another brand-name musical failing to absorb audiences is “SpongeBob SquarePants,” which opened in December. Based on the Nickelodeon TV program aimed at kids aged 8 to 11, the show has been about 60 percent full during its worst weeks, and is at risk of becoming a beached whale by the Tony Awards in June.</p><p>Will future shows replenish theaters with original, out-of-the-box work? It looks unlikely</p><p>The resale market — the best indicator of a show’s true demand and longevity — tells the same story. Go on StubHub right now and you’ll find individual tickets to “Hamilton” on sale this week for $600. “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Come From Away” for $230. Penny-pinchers can spend the night at “SpongeBob” for $45 and “Escape to Margaritaville” for $75. Disney’s seeming juggernaut “Frozen”? A measly $49.</p><p>This isn’t to say that shows with brand recognition can’t resonate with audiences. But “The Lion King,” still going strong at 21 years old, did not become Disney’s most successful musical ever just because people know the title. Director Julie Taymor totally redefined it for the stage, making unprecedented use of tradition masks and puppetry. Theatergoers were thrilled and moved. Meanwhile, another cherished Disney property, “The Little Mermaid,” was a flop that closed in less than two years because it was more concerned with pointless design flourishes than Ariel’s rich emotional life.</p><p>Will future shows replenish theaters with original, out-of-the-box work? It looks unlikely. The very good but extremely commercial “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” opens today, while “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and “King Kong” are currently on the docket for next season.</p><p>“Recently, the fear is that Broadway is on its way to becoming a theme park,” my producer source told me.</p><p>Whether from the Upper West Side or Kalamazoo, Mich., audiences coming to Broadway want to see the hot show, with great word of mouth and critical acclaim, knowing full well they’ll leave moved and entertained. It looks like the glory days of 2015 are far behind us.</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>
or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p><p> Michael J. Fox at the 89th Academy Awards. (Reuters) </p><p>"Back to the Future" star Michael J. Fox is said to be doing well after undergoing spinal surgery. </p><p>"Michael J. Fox recently underwent spinal surgery unrelated to his Parkinson’s. He is recovering, feeling great, and looking forward to getting back on the golf course this summer," Leslie Sloane, Fox's spokesperson, told Fox News. </p><p>Although the details of what is known to be a complex surgery are still unknown, the procedure is possibly the reason why the actor decided to cancel two upcoming appearances during the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in Canada, which runs April 26 to 29.</p><p>But the news of Fox's spinal procedure is not the first time the iconic actor has had to publically address his medical issues.</p><p>Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 but didn't share the news with the public until 1998.</p><p>In March 2017, Fox opened in up about his long-time battle with the disease in a candid interview for AARP The Magazine. </p><p>The star admitted to the outlet that the way he copes with the disease is just to make light of it, revealing that he laughs at himself when trying to simple things such as deliver a cup of coffee. </p><p>“The truth is that on most days, there comes a point where I literally can’t stop laughing at my own symptoms,” he said.</p><p>The actor also recalled the moment when legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, who also suffered from Parkinson’s disease for nearly three decades, reached out to him with a phone call.</p><p> “In this raspy, paper-thin voice, he said, ‘Aahhhhh … Michael, now that you’re in it, we’ll win this fight,'” Fox remembered. “What could I say? Sitting there alone listening to Muhammad Ali, this giant — I was welling up, almost openly weeping.”</p><p>And despite some of the disease challenges, Fox didn't let Parkinson's hold him back from a continuing pursue his passion. The actor has appeared in popular shows such as "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in 2011 and "The Good Wife" from 2010 until 2016.</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
! I hear he’s alright!" she wrote, adding Fisher's handle and the hashtag, #LetsGoPreds. </p><p> Back in November, Underwood was taking her dogs for a walk when she missed a step, tripped and fell. She suffered a broken wrist and injuries to her face. </p><p> Radio personality Bobby Bones also said he didn't see changes to Underwood's face during their Thursday interview, even though she warned him in advance of the interview, he claimed, that she may look different. </p><p> "I've been very fortunate in the healing process," she said on the Bobby Bones Show. </p><p> Underwood added that she didn't know how the scars would heal, but didn't want people to wonder about possible scarring. </p><p> "I knew somebody's gonna creep on me at the grocery store and people are going to be like, 'What happened?'" she said.</p>
rug overdose death was the trigger to release materials compiled by sheriff's detectives, ranging from hundreds of pages of interviews, search warrants and reports to more than 1,000 photos and videos.</p><p> Other pictures show rooms crammed with musical equipment — dozens of guitars, drums and percussion instruments — and racks of shoes and costumes. One picture shows a sketch for a long, flowing jacket on a figure who looks like Prince.</p><p> One image shows cash and two prescription bottles inside a suitcase. Others show crowds of pill bottles in Prince's private quarters, though it's often hard to tell what the bottles contain.</p>
'Smallville's Allison Mack pleads not guilty to sex trafficking after arrest for alleged involvement in sex cult
or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p><p> From left to right: Ausa Moira Penza, McGovern, Allison Mack and Sean Buckley in a federal court in Brooklyn, NY, on Friday, April 20, 2018. (Jane Rosenberg) </p><p>“Smallville” actress Allison Mack pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor charges as part of an alleged sex cult in a federal court in New York Friday.</p><p>During the court appearance, it was revealed Mack married “Battlestar Galactica” star Nicki Clyne, who was also rumored to be part of NXIVM. Clyne and Mack were spotted in Mexico when cult leader Keith Raniere was hunted down by police and arrested at a $10,000-a-week villa they were reportedly hiding out last month.</p><p>Raniere, the co-founder of the self-help organization and alleged cult NXIVM, stands accused of keeping numerous women as slaves and branding his initials into their skin. </p><p>He was arraigned last week on the same charges as Mack and was denied bail while he awaits his next court appearance on April 27.</p><p>NXIVM appears as a self-help program that has attracted celebrities such as Richard Branson.</p><p>Mack was believed to have taken over as the head of the cult after Raniere, who is known as “Vanguard” in the organization, was arrested. The actress was believed to be Raniere’s “direct slave” and had a sexual relationship with the leader. She was also accused of helping recruit women to be Raniere’s slaves for NXIVM.</p><p>Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack, co-stars in the long-running Superman-prequel TV series 'Smallville,' have been accused of allegedly being 'key recruiters' for a violent sex-slave cult called NXIVM, and run by recently arrested self-help guru Keith Raniere.</p><p>According to NXIVM’s former publicist, Frank Parlato, Mack came up with the idea of a secret society of women within the organization who would be branded near their groin area.</p><p>“She was the principal recruiter of young slaves for Raniere,” Parlato told Fox News on Friday. “They nicknamed her ‘Pimp Mack.’”</p><p>The women — usually thin because they stuck to low-calorie diets — were allegedly brainwashed into thinking the best way to advance was to become a “slave.” Women who didn't follow orders were required to attend classes where they were "forced to wear fake cow udders over their breasts while people called them derogatory names," or threatened with being put in cages, court papers say.</p><p>Mack appeared in "Smallville," a TV series about a young Clark Kent, from 2001-2011, before dedicating her life to NXIVM and Raniere. Emails between Mack and Raniere showed the actress vowing her “full and complete life” to the cult leader.</p><p>Mack's fellow "Smallville" co-star Kristin Kreuk was also accused of helping to recruit women as sex slaves into Nxivm. She has denied the allegations and has not been charged with any crime.</p><p>The 35-year-old said in a statement posted to Twitter in March that she took a NXIVM course when she was 23 to help battle her “shyness” but left the group about five years ago.</p><p>The actress denied she had any influence within the group and was not involved in its “Dominus Obsequious Sororium” (DOS), which translates from Latin to “Master Over the Slave Woman.”</p><p>“The accusations that I was in the ‘inner circle’ or recruited women as ‘sex slaves’ are blatantly false,” Kreuk said. “During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. I am horrified and disgusted by what has come out about DOS.”</p><p>Stanley Zareff, a friend of “Dynasty” star Catherine Oxenberg, whose daughter India is allegedly in the cult, told Page Six that Mack should not be allowed in public again.</p><p>“She’s a B-grade actress — beyond B grade — and she is not in a reality show or a TV series. This is life,” Zareff said. “She has to go away.”</p><p>This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2018 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. All market data delayed 20 minutes.</p>
sion.</p><p>It’s all about making the money. CNBC’s “Staten Island Hustle” explores the entrepreneurial aspirations of five friends — auto repair shop owner Michael Palmer; legal cannabis dealer Adolfo LaCola, general contractor Dominick Detore; credit card processor Ron Montana and Wall Streeter Tony DeCicco — who invest in products they come up with or those presented by others.</p><p>Blustery New Yorkers to a man, the Hustlers bring brio and street-smarts to a normally buttoned-down world as they work hard to cook up the next Instant Pot. Over dinner at Angelina’s, their favorite local Italian restaurant, the Hustlers clue in The Post on what makes them put their money where their mouths are.</p><p> News Corp. is a network of leading companies in the world of diversified media, news, and information services. </p>