Valhalla’, ‘Destiny 2’ and much more

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Go shows are waiting for you this weekend. From the colossi of ‘Elden Ring’ to the new expansion of ‘Destiny 2’, going through the historical donkeys of ‘Vikings: Valhalla’. And the Viking ‘Assassin’s Creed’, free. The good: To stay in tune, you don’t have to shower all weekend. This is the best of the plans that books, comics, television, movies and video games give us for the next few days.

‘The Medium’

A chilling Thai ghost story, which abounds in an area to which the country’s genre cinema seems to have subscribed for some time: folklore and the customs of the place. Here, with an almost documentary tone that fits perfectly with its plot, we are told how, during a filming about shamanism, a girl is possessed by a creature very different from the goddess she is worshiping.

‘Vikings: Valhalla’

This spin-off of the series that made the Nordic barbarians fashionable again has its own creator, Michael Hirst, but will be broadcast exclusively on Netflix. we moved to a century after the previous series, with the invasion of England by a descendant of Rollo. As always, exacerbated violence, political plots and the portrayal of more or less historical characters will go hand in hand, such as Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and King William the Conqueror.

‘pooky cat’

If you liked ‘The Cuphead Show’, this is the last straw: where that splendid adaptation of the indie video game was inspired by the cartoons of the 1930s, recovering all the swing and chaos of the Fleischer classics, this interactive (and hyperactive) fun pays homage to the good old days of Looney Tunes. We will have to help a cat thief to hold up a museum by answering questions with a time limit and very bad grapes. a puzzle cartoon exquisite.

‘The Beta Test’

A kind of adaptation to the new times of ‘American Psycho’, but with the cynical (even more) uploaded, and where Social networks and Big Data play an essential role in conjuring up a fearsome present without privacy. And all in the setting of today’s spooky Los Angeles, in the post-#metoo era, with a committed Hollywood agent who receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter. Spectacular performance by Jim Cummings, also director and screenwriter.

‘dark truth’

A daring reinterpretation of ‘The Devil’s Seed’, but with completely current fears and an openly feminist touch, for a film that is coming with the seal of A24, responsible for some of the most suggestive horror pieces of recent times, such as ‘The Witch’ or ‘hereditary’. We will meet a couple who have been trying to have a child for some time and turn to a fertility doctor. After an artificial insemination and a triplet pregnancy, the mother begins to detect strange behavior around her.

Seven details of 'Elden Ring' that must be clear before diving into the latest FromSoftware

‘Elden Ring’

The latest from From Software is already sweeping Steam, and no wonder. It’s the best profiled and most accessible of all the ‘Souls’ games, though that’s not to say it’s a walk in the park. Its open world allows, yes, guide the adventure along paths that go beyond cheating against colossal bosses. Although we also have that here. An instant classic that you won’t stop hearing about for months to come.

  • Available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen’

A smash hit from Bungie, which has built a huge player base since the franchise was born in 2013. With nearly a million players daily, the second part of the series reaches its fifth year of life establishing itself as one of the most popular online shooters of the moment, and with the release of this long-awaited expansion. ‘Destiny’ was intended to last for ten years, and although Bungie’s ambition was considered excessive at the time, it is now obvious that they are on the right track to do so, based on expansions as juicy as this one.

  • Available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and Stadia.

‘Martha Is Dead’

With controversy included, since part of its content will be censored in the versions for Sony consoles due to its tone and graphics disturbing. In any case, this is an oppressive psychological thriller set in World War II, in Tuscany. In full horror of the war, the corpse of the young Martha appears desecrated. Ella’s twin Giulia de ella will try to find out what has happened.

  • Available for PC, Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla free

During this weekend, players can access all the content in the game, and if they decide to buy the full version, keep their progress. A Viking epic that has deserved praise for novelties within the franchise like looting, building settlements, raiding, or a redesigned progression system. A one hundred percent Ubisoft sandbox, which will also soon be expanded with a new expansion.

  • Available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Stadia and PC

'Assassin's Creed: Valhalla', analysis: great Viking setting for the exploration of an overwhelming open world with role-playing touches

‘Count Zero’ (William Gibson)

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The reissues of the Minotauro catalog fund continue to give us joy. Originally published in 1986, ‘Count Zero’ is the second book in the Sprawl Trilogy, made up of three cyberpunk classics by the author, such as ‘Neuromancer’, ‘Accelerated Mona Lisa’ and this one, as well as stories such as those collected in ‘Burning chrome’. Here we find all the elements of the most authentic genre: satire of corporations, cyberspace, physical fluidity, a dehumanized future and hypertechnified… all to tell the story of the Count Zeroa suburban data smuggler.

Count Zero #02/03 Sprawl Trilogy (Essential Minotaur)

Count Zero #02/03 Sprawl Trilogy (Essential Minotaur)

‘A witch with tentacles’ (Daniel Espinosa)

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Juvenile fantasy, Lovecraft and post-apocalypse. Is it possible to mix it all? Daniel Espinosa tries it with this fast-paced novel in which In the year 2038, twenty years after the catastrophic Great Fall, the witch Nitocret lives in a post-apocalyptic Madrid. doing custom spells. Social networks have disappeared, and life moves forward through a non-instant messaging service called desync. One day, when her crazy friend Allegra disappears without a trace, she decides to investigate her disappearance.

A witch with tentacles

A witch with tentacles

‘Halo: The Graphic Novel’ (VVAA)

Halo The Graphic Novel

A decade after its original publication, and after a long time out of print in Spain, this collection of stories based on the Master Chief universe returns. Authors such as Simon Bisley (Batman, Judge Dredd), Tsutomu Nihei (‘Blame!’) or Moebius, among others, contribute their vision of the spectacular future war portrayed by video games. The volume includes 25 pages of previously unpublished illustrations also inspired by the franchise created by Bungie.

HALO: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

‘The Nature of Middle-earth’ (Carl F. Hostetter Edition)

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Carl F. Hostetter, one of the world’s leading experts on Tolkien and Middle-earth, collects in this volume innumerable data from Tolkien’s own pen, which he conceived when preparing ‘The Silmarillion’. Among other aspects covered in this volume, there are details about his imaginary world as diverse as aging and the effects of time on the immortal and mortal beings of Middle-earth, the functioning of the body and the spirit and the relationship between the two, flora, fauna and peoples of Middle-earth, and descriptions of the physical appearance of different characters from The Lord of the Rings.

The Nature of Middle-earth: Edited by Carl F. Hostetter (JRR Tolkien Library)

The Nature of Middle-earth: Edited by Carl F. Hostetter (JRR Tolkien Library)

Go shows are waiting for you this weekend. From the colossi of ‘Elden Ring’ to the new expansion of ‘Destiny…

Go shows are waiting for you this weekend. From the colossi of ‘Elden Ring’ to the new expansion of ‘Destiny…

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