Blomkamp’s Anthem story is just an outrageously long trailer

The first thing I did after watching Conviction, the Anthem ‘story’ directed by District 9 and Chappie fella Neill Blomkamp, was to check it wasn’t just a trailer for Conviction, the Anthem ‘story’ directed by District 9 and Chappie fella Neill Blomkamp.

It’s not. What I would swear blind is but a four-minute trailer for something I might watch on Netflix once I’ve run out of vintage Star Trek episodes is, in fact, the complete Conviction, the Anthem ‘story’ directed by District 9 and Chappie fella Neill Blomkamp.

Wow, ‘Blomkamp’ starts sounding really weird when you type it over and over.


Fortnite Battle Royale players can grab Season 8 battle pass for free

Fortnite Battle Royale players will be able to nab the season eight battle pass for free this month, by completing a set of challenges available from now until Wednesday, February 27th. The pass, which usually costs 950 V-Bucks or about £7.99/$9.99, will net players two outfits instantly, and the chance to earn five more throughout the season.

What better way to spend your Valentine’s Day than hunting for coins on Creative Islands with your beau so that you can kit your characters out in new matching threads without spending a penny?


Dance Of Death: Du Lac & Fey will take players back in time on April 5th

In upcoming adventure game Dance Of Death: Du Lac & Fey, it’s ol’ London times and Jack the Ripper is stalking the streets. Luckily, immortal Arthurian legends Lancelot Du Lac and Morgana Le Fey are here to save the day by teaming up with the locals, investigating gruesome crime scenes, and exploring the underbelly of the city. The trailer’s got it all: a local pub with an ornery bartender, a scruffy background pianist, and a round-faced Cockney boy delivering dramatic news.

Also, Morgana is a dog?


Grab Carcassone and Splendor for cheaps in Fanatical’s digital board games sale

Sometimes, when a board game loves a personal computer very much, they create something new. Fanatical have got seven digified board games on sale, and there are some gooduns tucked between those I’m not familiar with. Small World 2 and Splendor are my highlights, though there’s also the likes of Pandemic, Carcassonne, Mysterium and Ticket To Ride.

Digital board games tend to be a poor substitute for playing against real world fleshsacks. But sometimes there are no fleshsacks within reach.


Civilization VI: Gathering Storm marches into stores today

Conquer ‘em up turn-based strategy game Civilization VI adds a flood of new content today with the Gathering Storm expansion – including literal floods. Climate change is here, it’s bringing natural disasters, and it’s probably your fault for getting too greedy with the factories while trying to outpace Pericles.

Luckily, new diplomatic solutions are also arriving, so everyone will agree to work together and save the planet. Right?