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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch: Guide To Get The Secret Ending

It’s no secret that Black Mirror’s choose-your-own-adventure installment was an overwhelming success, with widespread critical acclaim and commercial success. So great was its success, that Netflix has decided to take on more projects of this nature, posting job openings looking for game designers to create more interactive content.

Part of this feature’s success was the fact that viewers were afforded so many choices throughout the story. Story arcs were numerous and diverse, and the ending to the story was heavily dependent on the choices that the user makes, however, there is one secret ending that seems nearly impossible to access. Let’s take a look at the choices that you need to make throughout the game in order to unlock this particular scene.

RELATED: Every Episode Of Black Mirror, Ranked

11 Select The Sugar Puffs, The Thompson Twins Cassette, Hit Accept, Then Reject

When Dad provides two kinds of cereal to choose from for breakfast, pick the Sugar Puffs, not the Frosties.  Interestingly enough, this is where most viewers already go wrong, as the stats for Bandersnatch show that more than 60 percent of Netflix viewers choose Frosties.

In what seems like yet another menial selection, Stefan must choose between listening to the Thompson Twins or Now That’s What I Call Music 2 while riding the bus. Once again, this choice is more important than it seems, as it is imperative to choose the Thompson Twins in order to keep the secret ending in play.

At this stage, Stefan arrives at Tuckersoft, the gaming company that wants to hire him to create the Bandersnatch game. Here he meets Colin, a game designer at Tuckersoft whom he deeply admires, and Tucker, CEO of the company.

Tucker offers Stefan the choice to make Bandersnatch in the offices of Tuckersoft alongside a team of designers. Stefan must accept this offer. This choice results in Bandersnatch tanking and a game reviewer giving it zero out of five stars, and the viewer must select reject when taken back to this crossroad a second time.

10 Select Yes In The Therapist’s Office, Choose The Bermuda Triangle, Shout At Dad, And Visit Dr Haynes

When Stefan is given the option to speak about his mother, choose yes. This will reveal his traumatic childhood story and once the flashback is playing, the younger Stefan will refuse to go with his mother.

When visiting the record store, pick The Bermuda Triangle as opposed to Phaedra. The selected vinyl will play in a montage of Stefan’s game design. When Dad walks in and asks Stefan about lunch, Stefan immediately gets angry. Here, shout at Dad rather than throw tea over the computer.

RELATED: Bandersnatch Parody: Choose Your Own Adventure In A Restaurant

Upon hearing Stefan’s reaction, Dad drives him back to the therapist. As Stefan stands outside the entrance, he spots Colin walking across the street. Choose to enter the therapist’s office, instead of going after him.

9 Pull Earlobe, Take The Pills, Follow Colin, Pick Yes, Choose Stefan

Out of stress, Stefan must choose between pulling his earlobe and biting his nails. Pick the earlobe. When you have to choose between taking the pills and disposing of them, take them.

RELATED: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’s Post-Credits Ending – What Happens & How To Get It

The last option will take viewers back to the choice between following Colin and going to the therapist. This time, pick Colin. When Colin offers Stefan some drugs, select yes. He will then proceed to hear Colin’s bizarre theories on life. Colin then suggests that one of them jumps off the balcony to prove his theory. Stefan must jump, and this will reset to when Stefan must choose what to do with the pills.

8 Hit The Desk, Pick Up Book, PAC, Throw Tea Over Computer

Once again, Stefan’s temper builds when developing the game. Choose to hit the desk out of frustration. Upon deciding to get some sleep, Stefan must choose between taking a book and a family photo with him to bed. Take the book.

RELATED: Netflix Planning More Interactive Content After Bandersnatch Success

Stefan will then attempt to access Dad’s safe and input a password. Select PAC. After unearthing a disturbing conspiracy, users will go back to the scene where Stefan loses his temper. This time, throw tea over the computer.

7 P.A.C.S., Dial 20541, Choose Netflix, Try To Explain To Stefan And Then Decide To Tell Him More

Once again attempting to access the safe, input P.A.C.S. as the password. Losing touch with reality, Stefan shockingly kills his dad. At this point, Stefan must dial the number to Dr. Haynes’ office correctly and threaten to kill her in the same way he killed his dad.

RELATED: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is A Fun Game, But A Weak Story

Stefan then lands himself in jail and users must decide whether or not to continue the story. Here, you must continue and face a scene where Stefan seems to think that someone is controlling him. He then calls out, “Who’s There”, to which the viewer must respond with “Netflix”.

6 F**k Yeah, Kick Him In The Balls, Who’s There?, Back Off, Then Kill Dad

When telling Dr. Haynes about Netflix, she asks if he would like more action if he was a Netflix viewer watching this scene. Respond in the affirmative. Stefan then has the option to fight his therapist or jump out the window. Ensure that he throws coffee in her face and fights her. At this point, Dad appears in the fight. Choose to kick him in the balls rather than karate chopping him.

RELATED: Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Has Scenes That May Never Be Unlocked

Viewers are then taken back to when the point where Stefan asks, “Who’s There”. Choose to display the White Bear Symbol on the computer monitor at this point. Once again, Stefan loses control and must contemplate killing dad. Follow the sequence above.

5 Bury The Body, Respond With “Yes”, He Jumped, Chop Up The Body This Time

Stefan must now decide between burying his dad’s body and chopping it up. Choose to bury it. As Tucker calls to ask if the game will be ready by the end of the day, respond with yes.

Kitty will then ask where Colin is. Tell her that Colin jumped off the balcony. Kitty then claims that this never happened, and the dog subsequently digs up Stefan’s dad’s body later that night. Once again, the jail ending is reached.

4 Destroy Computer, Get The Toy Rabbit From Dad, Repeat The Previous Process

Again, Stefan is frustrated during the process of game development. Destroy the computer, as opposed to throwing tea over it.

RELATED: Avengers: Infinity War Gets Fan-Made Bandersnatch Treatment

Then repeat the process of picking up the family photo at bedtime, showing Stefan the White Bear symbol, chopping up Dad’s body and destroy the computer yet again.

3 PAX, Display White Bear Symbol, Repeat The Process With Dad

Repeat the process of typing in PAX as the password to Dad’s safe, displaying the White Bear on Stephan’s computer screen.

RELATED: 10 Choose Your Adventure Games To Play If You Liked Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

This time when trying to access Dad’s safe, use the password “PAX”. From there, the process with Dad will repeat itself, where you will have to chop up his body, destroy the computer and get the toy rabbit.

2 Input TOY As Password And Say Yes In The Flashback Sequence

Once again, Stefan is faced with choosing a password for accessing Dad’s safe. This time, pick TOY. In a flashback, Stefan’s mom asks if he will accompany her on the train. Young Stefan must say yes

1 Enjoy The Secret Ending

This ending contains some surprising Easter eggs, including a QR Code leading to the Tuckersoft website if a ZX Spectrum Emulator is used to scan the scene’s audio. In addition, a downloadable game is available on the “Nohzdyve” page of the Tuckersoft website.

NEXT: How To Get The BEST Ending In Black Mirror: Bandersnatch


2019-04-25 05:04:08

Mathew Cohen

Mortal Kombat 11 Fatal Blows Explained & How-To Guide

The Mortal Kombat games have always featured many different brutal attack methods, from standard attacks to fatalities, and Mortal Kombat 11 is no exception to this rule. This time around, the game has introduced Fatal Blows, a new finisher type to replace the X-Ray move that was previously introduced in the 2011 Mortal Kombat.

While the X-Ray attack required the charging of the super meter to a third level and then unleashing the attack on an unsuspecting victim, Fatal Blows is an entirely different thing altogether. In fact, Fatal Blows adds a whole new layer to Mortal Kombat 11 when it comes to strategy, forcing players to use it at ideal moments during a particular battle. For this reason, even Mortal Kombat veterans may need an adjustment period to get used to the fact that X-Ray attacks are no more and, perhaps more importantly, the best method and time to use them during combat.

Related: Every Mortal Kombat 11 Fatality Revealed So Far

Fatal Blows in Mortal Kombat 11 are all about timing, precision, and patience. They can only be activated when a player’s (or enemy’s) health hits 30 percent or lower. Don’t worry, a prompt will indicate the necessary buttons to push (it’s the both trigger buttons simultaneously on consoles). When activated, your character will enter an animation that’s similar to the X-Ray move, and your Mortal Kombat 11 fighter will deal quite a bit of damage. Keep in mind that the attack can be blocked and you’ll have to wait for the cooldown, which lasts around 10 seconds or so, to expire before a Fatal Blow can be tried again.

Perhaps the most important thing to remember about Mortal Kombat 11‘s Fatal Blows is that they can only be successfully used once during an entire match, so it’s important to choose ideal moments. Obviously, using it in round 1 probably isn’t the smartest idea as you’ll be left without a fail safe should you need it in future rounds. Instead, try and save it and play defensively and effectively use your block. Should you lose the first round and the second round isn’t going so hot either, you may not have a choice in the end, but it’s always better to save it in a first round. Remember that enemies can also perform Fatal Blows on you during a match so keep an eye on their health as often as you can, and make sure use block when you think they might be going in for the kill.

It’s also important to note that X-Ray attacks aren’t completely gone. Performing certain combos or powerful attacks on opponents will still trigger a neat little animation similar to that mode. These are called Krushing Blows. Still, Fatal Blows will likely become a vital part of a player’s inventory while playing Mortal Kombat 11 and, along with the tried and true Fatalities that still exist, is yet another fun and bloody way to deal a ton of damage to an enemy or finish them off entirely.

More: Mortal Kombat 11 Shao Kahn Reveal Trailer


2019-04-23 02:04:42

Corey Hoffmeyer

Sekiro Prosthetic Upgrade Locations & Guide

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has a unique mechanic at its core – the ability to use different prosthetic toolkits is what will get you around the various environments in the game, and help you defeat the various bosses that haunt your route. Our Sekiro prosthetics guide will tell you what prosthetics are available and how best to acquire them.

The prosthetics in Sekiro are vital to your ability to wear down your enemies and to generally make your life easier in the endless cycle of rebirthing, killing, and dying. Knowing what tools to use against which enemies is a valuable lesson to learn, and there’s honestly a prosthetic for almost every occasion in the game.

Related: Sekiro: How to Beat the Chained Ogre

This is the list of prosthetics available for you to unlock in the game. Check out the rest of our Sekiro prosthetics guide for the individual details of where to find the following tools:

  • Loaded Axe
  • Loaded Shuriken
  • Loaded Spear
  • Loaded Umbrella
  • Sabimaru
  • Flame Vent
  • Firecracker
  • Mist Raven

This is particularly useful against certain enemies, and you’ll note that we recommended it against the Chained Ogre in our guide. Protip: that boss is terrified of fire, which means that you’ll be able to cut short some of their attack animations by using the Flame Vent, and potentially inflict a DOT effect.

To acquire the Flame Vent prosthetic, you’ll have to convince the woman in the burned house in the Ashina Outskirts that you’re her son. Once you offer the bell she gives you to Buddha, you’ll be whooshed back in time and have to kill the bandits along the Estate Path in the Hirata Estate. Following the path culminates in an area with a small fire, where you can take out the enemies and loot the fire itself for the prosthetic. Bring it back to the Sculptor and he’ll have you running hot.

The loaded axe is one of the less complicated prosthetics in execution. Like the other loaded tools (spear, umbrella, shuriken), its purpose is pretty straightforward; it gives you the opportunity to do more damage. The axe does this mainly by smashing through things, which opens your enemies up to deathblows.

If you remember where you found the Flame Vent prosthetic just above, continue up the path that you were on and you’ll see a wounded Samurai who mentions the presence of the Loaded Axe at a shrine not too far from where you are. Head back to the main Estate Path, and there will be some chatty foes that you can eavesdrop on who mention not wanting to set the shrine sitting behind the closed gate alight. Get rid of them, and loot said shrine for the Loaded Axe before bringing it back to the Sculptor.

The Loaded Shuriken is, as the name suggests, a way for you to do ranged damage to your foes in Sekiro. As you upgrade the weapon later on in the game, you’ll be able to throw multiple shuriken and to increase the damage that you do with this tool. If used effectively, it can have the ability to halt the Posture recovery of foes.

Finding the Shuriken isn’t difficult. It’s located conveniently next to a corpse in the Ashina Outskirts and accessible by rooftop. If you head up to the second floor of the pagoda by the idol, there’ll be a way for you to enter it structure. In it, there’s a corpse in poor condition who will be hanging on to a Shuriken Wheel. Bring that item back to the Sculptor to gain the ability to harass your foes from afar with spiky projectiles.

Like the other Loaded items, this is a straightforward prosthetic to find, and straightforward in its effect. It gives you the ability to poke your enemies with an unblockable attack, and you can later then cleave them if you’re smart about your upgrades (and hit everything within the reach of your weapon to boot).

To find the Loaded Spear and to acquire it, you’ll have to make sure that you have an item called Gyoubu’s Broken Horn. This particular item is housed in a Gatehouse near Ashina Castle. Once you get to the Idol in the reservoir by the Castle, head to the main structure and you’ll be able to unlock the gatehouse to acquire this item. Bring the Horn back to the Sculptor to unlock the Loaded Spear.

The Loaded Umbrella is the last in our list of the Loaded tools, and as you may have been able to guess from its name it’s about helping you deflect attacks from foes. The Umbrella isn’t able to protect you from sweeping attacks from your enemies, but it has the ability to block projectiles. You can also upgrade it to enable you to repel projectiles back at enemies.

To find the Loaded Umbrella, you’ll have to go to Ashina Castle and head towards where the Old Grave idol is. There’s a convenient hole in the top of a structure nearby, and taking a leap of faith off that ledge into the hole will land you in front of a very small creature with a very large hat. They’re a merchant, and they’ll sell you the Loaded Umbrella prosthetic for 1,600 sen. Take this prosthetic back to the Sculptor to get your very own stylish barricade.

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The Sabimaru tool is unique because it gives you the ability to poison your foes. This definitely has its uses, though it’s potentially not as valuable as some of the other more disruptive prosthetics like the Firecracker because it lacks the crowd-control utility that the latter would provide. That being said, the Poison status is handy in its own right for whittling away at tricky foes.

If you want to acquire the Sabimaru, it’s a matter of going to Ashina Castle. Head to the chamber in the Upper Tower where the Idol is, and take out any roaming enemies who get in your way. If you wander around on the floor above the idol and pop out onto the railing inside the building, you’ll see a samurai and some adds on the ground floor. Take them out to find a chest on that level which has Sabimaru, and take it back to the Sculptor to use it.

This is one of the most useful prosthetics in Sekiro. It does its fair share of damage against animals, and it’s also valuable because using it gives you the ability to divert the attention of your enemies enough to interrupt their attacks. In a title all about learning attack animations and responding to them, even the smallest reprieve from the cycle can leave you with enough of an opening to get a leg up on the bosses that are out for your blood.

The Firecracker costs 500 sen, and you can buy it from a merchant in the Outskirts Wall area who hawks his wares at the top of a stone tower by the Gate Path. Once you pick up the Firecracker from this merchant, get the Sculptor to pop it in and you’ll be setting off sparks in no time.

The Mist Raven prosthetic is probably one of the coolest ones out there. It affords you the opportunity to maneuver more efficiently around your foes by giving you the power to move and dodge faster. To get this tool, you’re going to have to loot the Mist Raven’s Feathers item.

To find the elusive feathers, you first have to go to the Hirata Estate. When you reach the bamboo thicket, move to the ledge to the upper left of the Idol and take a dip in the river that you find. Struggle against the current before grappling to a tree and cutting down some bamboo to reveal an enemy. Once you kill him, you’ll be able to access what he’s guarding and pick up the Mist Raven’s Feathers. Take those back to the Sculptor and voila!

Now that we’ve shown you how to get all of these cool tools in our Sekiro prosthetic guide, it’s time for you to get grappling and exploring so that you can be the lethal shinobi that you were meant to be. Check out our other guides for tips on how to beat some of the mandatory bosses and also how to unlock all of the game’s endings.

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2019-04-22 05:04:19

Ginny Woo

Pulp Fiction Cast & Character Guide

Pulp Fiction was the film that firmly established Quentin Tarantino as one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation, so let’s revisit the cast and characters. Pulp Fiction was only Tarantino’s second film after Reservoir Dogs and told three interlocking locking tales. The film’s instantly quotable dialogue, unique structure, shocking outbursts of violence and fantastic cast made it a smash hit in 1994.

Tarantino would follow up with arguably his most underrated film Jackie Brown, and while he’s made lots of great movies in the years since like Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction is still considered one of his defining works. The film would also lead to a lot of other filmmakers attempting to copy his zippy dialogue and style, though few could do it as well.

Related: All Of Quentin Tarantino’s Films, Ranked

Pulp Fiction is also famous for its sprawling cast, so let’s look back on the main characters and the actors who played them.

John Travolta – Vincent Vega

Vincent is a hitman working for crime boss Marsellus Wallace and is partners with Jules. In the opening, the pair retrieve a briefcase for their boss and murder the men who took it. Vincent is dismissive of Jules’ spiritual awakening after they survive a shootout, and is later tasked with taking Marsellus’ wife out for food, which ends with her almost dying of an overdose. Vincent is later killed in Butch’s apartment. Pulp Fiction revived John Travolta’s acting career leading to Get Shorty and Face/Off.

Samuel L. Jackson – Jules Winnfield

A hitman working with Vincent but after they survive a close range gun battle, he decides to leave the business. He also imparts some wisdom to a couple robbing a restaurant. Jules would be a star-making role for Jackson, who has rarely stopped working since and recently appeared in Glass and Captain Marvel.

Uma Thurman – Mia Wallace

Mia is Marcellus’ wife, a former actress who forms a connection with Vincent after they have dinner and win a dance competition together. Vincent later saves her from a drug overdose. Pulp Fiction would also be a star-making part for Thurman, who re-teamed with Tarantino for the Kill Bill movies and was recently seen in The House That Jack Built.

Bruce Willis – Butch

A boxer who goes on the run from Marsellus after he’s supposed to throw a fight – only to end up killing his opponent. Butch risks his life to return home to retrieve his father’s prized watch, leading to him shooting Vincent. Butch and Marcellus are later captured by a sadistic pawnshop owner. Willis was already a huge star when he made Pulp Fiction and recently re-teamed with Samuel L. Jackson in Glass, a sequel to 2000’s Unbreakable.

Harvey Keitel – Winston Wolf

When Vincent and Jules leave a literal bloody mess in their car, cleaner Winston Wolf is called in to help them fix it in record time. Screen legend Keitel previously worked with Tarantino on Reservoir Dogs and will next be seen in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. He also reprised Wolf for a series of adverts in the UK.

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Tim Roth – Ringo

One half of a duo that tries to rob a restaurant Vincent and Jules just happen to be eating in. Jules holds Ringo at gunpoint and explains why he’s not going to kill him after his recent day from hell. Roth later worked with Tarantino on The Hateful Eight and plays the lead role in TV thriller Tin Star.

Amanda Plummer – Yolanda

Ringo’s girlfriend who doesn’t react well when he’s held at gunpoint by Jules. Ringo and Yolanda leave the restaurant together after Jules lets them go. Amanda Plummer has also appeared in The Fisher King and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Ving Rhames – Marsellus Wallace

Pulp Fiction’s powerful and feared crime boss, who tasked Vincent and Jules with recovering a mysterious object from a briefcase. He and Butch are later taken hostage in a pawnshop, with Marsellus making peace with Butch when the latter saves his life. Ving Rhames is a regular presence on the big screen, recently taking roles in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.2 and Mission Impossible – Fallout.

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2019-04-19 01:04:53

Padraig Cotter

How To Avoid Avengers: Endgame Spoilers: A Guide

Here’s how you can avoid finding any spoilers for Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios is just over a week away from the theatrical release of their most anticipated movie yet and one that will end the story of Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point. Due to the hype surrounding Avengers: Endgame, they’ve taken a very careful approach with their marketing in an effort to keep as much about the film under wraps as possible.

Since Marvel has done their part to keep all of Avengers: Endgame‘s secrets in tact, directors Anthony and Joe Russo have now put the call out to the general public to keep up the spoiler-free zone. They used #ThanosDemandsYourSilence to urge fans not to spoil Avengers: Infinity War online, and now they’re employing #DontSpoilTheEndgame to do the same. But that still means spoilers will be out there.

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The most that anyone has seen of Avengers: Endgame is severely limited right now, but that will change very soon. The world premiere of the film is on April 22 and the review embargo will lift the following day on April 23. From there, several international markets will see the film drop in theaters on April 24, with more markets like the UK getting it on April 25, a day before the official opening day in the United States on April 26. This gives fans a few days where details of the film will inevitably surface online before they can actually see it.

Being careful of Google or YouTube searches will help, while avoiding social media altogether would go a long way in avoiding spoilers. Truth be told, most people do not want to learn about any possible spoilers, much less spread them around, but there is a growing danger of these details surfacing online. If you can’t completely stay off the internet during this time, here’s some safety tips to avoid any Avengers: Endgame spoilers.

How To Mute Avengers: Endgame Spoilers On Social Media

For social media, many of these platforms have introduced a mute feature that allows users to specifically hide any posts from certain accounts or ones that contain particular words or phrases. Here’s how to do so on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram:

  • Twitter: The social media platform gives complete control to users to protect themselves from spoilers. Entire accounts can be muted, but it also allows users to mute specific words. To do the latter, you need to open “Settings and privacy”, go to “Content Preferences”, open “Muted” under the Safety tab, select “Muted words,” click “Add” at the bottom right corner, and then type in the word or phrase that should be muted. Specifications on duration of the mute, who to mute, and where the muted world will not appear can then be added in sections below.
  • Facebook: Unfortunately, no true mute feature exists for Facebook so far. They do have a snooze option that can be used to hide posts from certain individuals or pages, so this can be used to hide any friends, family members, or pages that you are worried could share spoilers. To hide these posts, click on the three dots at the top right of a post and choose the option to snooze posts from this account for 30 days. Once this time has passed and Avengers: Endgame is out, the account will return to your timeline.
  • Instagram: Similarly to Facebook, Instagram does not have a mute function to hide specific word choices in posts. There is the mute option that allows users to hide certain accounts though. This can be done by clicking on the three dots at the top right of a post and choosing the mute option. This will mute the selected account until you go back and unmute them. This can be helpful if you follow any accounts that may share spoilery images from Avengers: Endgame.

How To Avoid Avengers: Endgame Spoilers In Reviews & Websites

Once people begin to see Avengers: Endgame, those who have not yet seen the film should avoid reading any posts that specifically have a spoiler warning at the top of the post or even in the headline. As tempting as it may be to see these details, there’s no need to check them out before seeing the film. On a larger online scale, it is best to proceed with caution with anything Avengers: Endgame related from this point forward. What one person considers a spoiler may not be one to another person, so unknown details could surface quickly and without any warning.

It is likely for the best to avoid reviews for the film too, as there are countless examples of reviews giving away plot points that were previously a mystery.

Staying spoiler free will hopefully be an easy task if these steps are taken, but, again, the best way to avoid any new details is just to stay off the internet, Reddit, YouTube, and social media until you’ve seen Avengers: EndgameScreen Rant will remain 100% spoiler-free until release, and all spoiler discussions afterwards will be clearly marked.

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2019-04-17 11:04:07

Cooper Hood

The Lion King 2019 Cast & Character Guide: Who Voices Which Animal?

Who voices which animal in The Lion King remake? The Lion King is one of Disney’s most beloved movies, and that adoration is only going to increase still further with the release of the new “live-action” version, directed by Jon Favreau, this summer.

Favreau scored a huge hit with his remake of The Jungle Book in 2016; a photorealistic computer animated version of the movie that refreshed the original animated version and made it more magical, exciting and entertaining than ever before. Favreau will no doubt be hoping for the same with The Lion King, which uses the same concepts as The Jungle Book did. That is to say, none of the animals in the movie are real, but they all look like the real deal.

Related: Biggest Changes The Lion King Has Already Made To The Original

Trailers for The Lion King look promising, with stunning visuals, very realistic animals, and the same emotive story we all know and love. To truly do it all justice, Favreau has assembled an all-star voice cast for The Lion King, and we’ve got the full character details below.

  • This Page: The Lion King 2019 Actors Playing Lions
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Donald Glover is Simba

The central lion of the movie, Donald Glover will voice adult Simba, who lives deep in the jungle with his friends Timon and Pumbaa, following the death of his father. He remains there, happy, until it becomes time for him to take his rightful place as king of Pride Rock and Nala finds him. Simba must overthrow Scar, his uncle, who had forced Simba into exile and now rules the pride lands with his pack of hyenas

Glover’s career continues to rise at an astonishing rate. From starting out as a writer on 30 Rock, he created Atlanta and has turned alter-ego, Childish Gambino, into one of the biggest voices in music. As an actor, he’s starred as Troy in Community, Miles Morales in the Ultimate Spider-Man animated series, Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and played a young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

James Earl Jones is Mufasa

Remember who you are,” is one of Disney’s most iconic lines, as a down and defeated Simba looks up to the stars in search of his father, Mufasa. Originally voiced by the incomparable James Earl Jones, Mufasa really couldn’t be voiced by anyone else, and Jones is the only original cast member to reprise his Lion King role. Mufasa is a shining light for young Simba, delivering deep and meaningful life lessons before his own life is cruelly snatched from him by Scar. Even after his death, Mufasa continues to advise his son about his place in the circle of life.

Related: The Lion King Trailer Breakdown: Every Live-Action Shot Compared To Animation

Jones is a well-respected character actor but is, of course, best known as the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars, as well as Mufasa.

Beyoncé Carter-Knowles is Nala

Beyoncé was Jon Favreau’s top pick for the role of Nala, the lioness who is Simba’s best friend through childhood and later on becomes his love interest, and her involvement in The Lion King was confirmed in November 2017. While the role of adult Nala is not necessarily major, having Beyoncé voice her – as well as write songs for the movie – definitely is.

Undoubtedly one of the biggest musical superstars of all time, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, plus a further 60 million with Destiny’s Child. Among her many accolades, Beyoncé has won 23 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated female artist in the award’s history.

Chiwetel Ejiofor is Scar

Scar is one of the evilest Disney villains of all time, which therefore makes him one of the best. There’s not much that beats fratricide when it comes to evil deeds, and throwing Mufasa from the top of a cliff as he begs for help is right up there as one of the most traumatic scenes in the Disney canon. Not only that. but Scar then lays the blame on his young nephew, prompting him to flee, and sets a pack of hyenas after the cub. With no one left to stand in his way, Scar takes over as king, with the awful hyenas by his side.

Related: Why Scar’s New Look In The Lion King Remake Is A Good Thing

Originally voiced by Jeremy Irons, Scar will this time be brought to life by Chiwetel Ejiofor, a British actor best known for his performance in 12 Years A Slave, and for playing Mordo in Doctor Strange. As well as an impressive filmography, Ejiofor is a highly respected theater actor, and has played Othello three times.

Alfre Woodard is Sarabi

Simba’s mother, Sarabi is so happy and proud of her young cub, and then she loses her mate and her son in one day. Under Scar’s rule, she is treated badly and punished for not hunting enough, despite there being no animals left to hunt as he has destroyed the pride lands.

Sarabi is voiced by Alfre Woodard, who has appeared in (among others) Star Trek: First Contact, Desperate Housewives, 12 Years a Slave (with Chiwetel Ejiofor), A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Luke Cage.

JD McCray is Young Simba and Shahadi Wright Joseph is Young Nala

When The Lion King opens, both Simba and Nala are young cubs and therefore different actors are needed to voice them. JD McCray plays the young Simba. He is 11 years old, and currently stars in The Paynes on The Oprah Winfrey Network. Shahadi Wright Joseph voices Nala. She is 13 years old and best known for playing Zora Wilson/Umbrae in the Jordan Peele movie, Us.

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Seth Rogen is Pumbaa

Pumbaa is a lovable, hapless warthog who picks up a nearly dead Simba in the desert. He isn’t very smart, has a very bad gas problem, and likes to eat bugs, but he also has a heart of gold and would do anything for his friends. Pumbaa’s moto is, of course, Hakuna Matata – no worries.

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Pumbaa is one half of a comedy duo with the meerkat Timon, and he is voiced by Seth Rogen. Rogen has a long list of comedic acting and voice over accolades, especially his work with Judd Apatow and Evan Goldberg, including Knocked Up, SuperbadThis Is The EndSausage Party and Neighbors, as well as more serious turns in Steve Jobs and prior voiceover experience in Horton Hears a Who and the Kung-Fu Panda movies.

Billy Eichner is Timon

Pumbaa is nothing without Timon, and vise-versa. Timon is a wise-cracking meerkat who thinks he’s smart, but it’s often Pumbaa who’s cleverer. They’ve been living in the jungle together for a long time before they find Simba, and both serve as surrogate parents, raising Simba to adulthood.

Billy Eichner was cast at the same time as Rogen, and the pair have actually worked together before on Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. He has also appeared in the American Horror Story anthology series, and Parks and Recreation, and is the host of Billy on the Street.

John Oliver is Zazu

Zazu is a hornbill who serves as Mufasa’s majordomo. Part of his role also involves him reluctantly having to babysit the young Simba and Nala. He’s begrudgingly fond of them, though, and overjoyed when Simba returns.

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Zazu is voiced by John Oliver, of course best known for his news satire show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which he has hosted since 2014.

John Kani is Rafiki

Rafiki is a wise Mandril and not, as it is said in the original version of The Lion King, a baboon; in the animated version of the movie, Rafiki has a tail, when in fact Mandrills do not. Whether this will be corrected in the new movie or not remains to be seen.. Rafiki is Mufasa’s advisor, and is the one to present the newborn Simba to the animal kingdom.

John Kani is a South African actor, playwright and director, well known for his stage work and as T’Chaka in Black Panther.

Keegan Michael-Key is Kamari, Eric Andre is Azizi, and Florence Kasumba is Shenzi

Of the three hyenas who follow Scar, only Shenzi is a character from the original The Lion King; Kamari and Azizi are newer versions of Banzai and Ed.

Florence Kasumba is known for playing Ayo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Eric Andre plays Mike in the FXX series, Man Seeking Woman, while Keegan Michael-Key is best known as one half of the comedy sketch duo, Key and Peele, as well as appearing in many shows such as Parks and Recreation, Whose Line is it Anyway, and Fargo.

Amy Sedaris is an Unknown Character

Amy Sedaris’ character hasn’t been revealed yet, but it has been reported she is voicing an elephant shrew, in a new role created just for the 2019 The Lion King. For those wondering, an elephant shrew is nothing to do with an elephant, but it is a shrew with a long snout. Sedaris also provides the voice for Princess Carolyn in Bojack Horseman.

Next: All The Live-Action Disney Remakes In Development


2019-04-15 07:04:36

Becky Fuller

Netflix Adapting Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting Books Into Feature Film

Netflix is turning Joe Ballarini’s children’s book series A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting into a feature film to be directed by Rachel Talalay. The film is going to primarily be an adaptation of the first book in Ballarini’s series. The project has been in the works since 2015, spearheaded by Walden Media and Montecito Pictures Company.

The three-book series is a throwback to kid horror mainstays like R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps and Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?, featuring middle school student Kelly and a secret society of babysitters protecting their young charges from nightmarish creatures such as the Boogeyman in order to save the world. In addition to writing the original books, Ballarini will pen the script for the upcoming adaptation. He recently provided the story and worked on the script for 2017’s My Little Pony: The Movie with Meghan McCarthy. Talalay’s recent credits include directing episodes of American Gods, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Flash, Supergirl, Sherlock, and several episodes of Doctor Who, including its 2017 Christmas special.

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Deadline reports that the Netflix adaptation will aim for the same family-friendly tone of the books. Walden Media, best known for its films based on popular children’s books such as HolesBridge to Terabithia, The BFG, and The Chronicles of Narnia series, first purchased the book’s film rights in 2015 with Montecito Pictures. The two companies will handle the film’s production. The project seems to just be coming together. There’s no word of casting or possible release dates yet, but having Talalay attached to direct does indicate the film is still moving forward after several years of no new developments.

Ballarini’s books have received positive reviews since the first book, simply titled A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting, was released in 2017. The book was lauded for its dialogue, humor, and the way Ballarini weaved horror and drama into children’s fiction, capturing the tone of beloved campy horror. The second book, 2018’s A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting #2: Beasts & Geeks, received similar praise as a noteworthy entry in the niche genre of campy kid horror-adventure stories. The third book in the series, A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting #3: Mission to Monster Island, is set to be released on July 2, 2019.

With the announced revival of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and the surprise success of the 2015 Goosbumps film, Netflix’s adaptation is a smart idea that can satisfy an under-served niche market. Talalay’s credits, particularly her experience in the mystery, horror, supernatural, and superhero genres, make her a strong choice to helm the project. Given the timeline of events, Ballarini likely moved directly from writing the books to penning the script for the adaptation. All parties involved in the project seem passionate about getting it made exactly as it should be. Hopefully, all the pieces involved will come together to make A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting a lighthearted horror romp that can stand with the classics of R.L. Stine.

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Source: Deadline


2019-04-15 06:04:42

Ricky Miller

The Ultimate Guardians Of The Galaxy Gift Guide

The Guardians of the Galaxy were once an obscure Marvel Comics team delegated to wacky space missions. After the work of Marvel Studios and James Gunn on the Guardians of the Galaxy film, though, the team has quickly become a household name and a beloved group of characters. They are the more comedic characters of the MCU, leading to some of the more laughter-infused scenes in Avengers: Infinity War.

With these characters getting proper cinematic treatment, it’s easy to know someone who is now a Guardians fan. If you know a Guardians of the Galaxy fan, then take a look at our gift guide.

10 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 1-2

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The Guardians of the Galaxy movies are what made these characters extremely popular. Under the direction of James Gunn, these were wacky movies that centered around a family of misfits that learns to belong somewhere.

The movies were known for being funny, but also having a lot of heart behind them. It’s easy to care for Star-Lord and Gamora because of their backstories as well as how they’re handled in the films. There’s also a lot of style in these movies, with old ’70s music being used to punctuate scenes and add more meaning beneath the surface. They’re great movies.

9 AWESOME MIX VOL 2

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One of the best parts of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies is their music. Most fans will start singing along to songs like “Come and Get Your Love” or “Hooked on a Feeling”. With the second Awesome Mix in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, more old songs were added to make the movie a great time.

Tracks like “Mr. Blue Sky” and “The Chain” are included in this fantastic album. Any Guardians fan will appreciate having this album in their collection, whether it be a digital gift, an audio CD, or a collectible vinyl. The music alone makes the purchase worth it.

8 DANCING GROOT FIGURE

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At the end of Guardians of the Galaxy, we get to see Groot reborn as a baby in a flower pot. While dancing to Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”, we’re treated to a funny scene between him and Drax. Guardians fans likely enjoyed this scene, which is what makes the dancing Groot figure a great gift.

This figure dances to the very same song from the movie, but it does a bit more than that. The figure has sound sensors, meaning that it will dance when music is played near it. On top of dancing to music, it makes a great decoration.

7 MARVEL LEGENDARY GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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If you’re a Marvel fan, then you should look into the Legendary card game. Players build a team of Marvel heroes and are tasked with stopping mastermind villains from destroying the world. The game was designed with many expansions in mind, and that includes the Guardians of the Galaxy expansion.

This set adds your favorite cosmic heroes to the bunch. Players have more characters to build their teams as well as new foes to face. This expansion also includes a few new mechanics to keep things fresh. That said, it requires a base set to use, as it does not function on its own.

6 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 MONOPOLY

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Monopoly is a timeless board game of collecting properties and charging other players rent until they go bankrupt. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Monopoly is the same game you’re familiar with but has all sorts of iconic imagery from both Guardians of the Galaxy films.

Players will make their way around the board to purchase different characters from the films, whether they be iconic faces like Rocket, or background villains like Thanos. While this board game may be titled with “Vol 2,” it’s more of an all-inclusive Guardians of the Galaxy board game, which makes it a great gift for fans.

5 FLYING ROCKET FUNKO POP!

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Rocket is one of the more unique characters on the Guardians of the Galaxy. He is literally a talking raccoon with a knack for explosive devices. As such, he remains one of the franchise’s most memorable characters. For those that like Rocket, Funko more than has them covered.

This Funko Pop! figure features Rocket’s design from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. He is flying with his jetpack, as he does in the opening for the movie. As a result, the figure has a unique, colorful base, featuring a more exciting pose than what most standard Funko Pop! figures have. It makes for a great collectible.

4 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: THE TELLTALE SERIES

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The Guardians of the Galaxy have yet to get their own massive AAA video game like Spider-Man, but Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series is still a fun time. More of a visual novel contained in five parts, players will follow various characters from the team and have them make decisions that will have lasting impacts on the story.

In the game, you get in-depth story arcs for all the Guardians including Rocket, Drax and Gamora. All of the episodes for the game are now complete, which means that players can go through the entire story without having to wait for more content.

3 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2: THE ART OF THE MOVIE

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 is a gorgeous film and arguably one of the best-looking movies Marvel Studios ever put out. It has all sorts of gorgeous shots, using excellent colors and a warm palette to make certain scenes pop. With all the work that went into making the movie look good, some fans may be wondering how Marvel pulled it off.

That’s why Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: The Art of the Movie would make for a great gift. It contains all sorts of background information about the making of the movie, including concept art and commentary from the people behind the visual effects.

2 ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 1

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With the MCU turning the Guardians of the Galaxy into a household name, the team has seen a resurgence in the comics. The team has become a main title in Marvel’s lineup, having many stories to their name. One recommended story for Guardians fans would be “All-New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1”.

This comic kicks off a reinterpretation of the characters after Marvel relaunched its entire comic universe. Each character has their own arc, but there’s also plenty of action and humor throughout. It was a comic written in the vein of the movies, which may excite some Guardians fans.

1 DIAMOND SELECT TOYS STAR LORD STATUE

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There are plenty of Guardians of the Galaxy collectibles that fans can display on a shelf, but if you know a fan looking for something more premium, this Star-Lord statue from Diamond Select Toys is the way to go.

Featuring a flying Star-Lord as he is depicted in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, there’s a lot of detail and color to this statue. Every detail is spot-on, all the way down to the small additions to his outfit. The stand is also gorgeous to look at, as it was created with the jetpack flames leading down to a base ripped straight out of the movie.

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2019-04-14 08:04:33

Joshua Olivieri

Game Of Thrones Season 8: Returning Cast & New Character Guide

Game of Thrones is back for its eighth and final season, so we’ve put together a guide to the massive cast of characters who will be returning, as well as the latest new additions.

After seven seasons, an impressive number of major characters have been killed off, but there are still dozens left for the final battles – between the living and the dead, and between Cersei and… everyone else. While most of the major players have been in place for a while, there are some new characters being introduced for the final season – although there’s no telling who will make it through to the finale.

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From the Starks to the Lannisters, and from King’s Landing to Westeros, here are the characters set to appear in Game of Thrones season 8 – and who they’re allied with.

The biggest names returning are those that even the most casual fan should have no issue remembering. Jon Snow, a.k.a. Aegon Targaryen (Kit Harington), is now King in the North, focused on dealing with the White Walker threat, and in the season 7 finale became… intimate… with Daenerys. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), is making her final bid for the Throne, with two dragons behind her (Rhaegal and Drogon), and will be standing with Jon Snow against the army of the dead. Here are the other characters returning in season 8:

  • Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner): Now Lady of Winterfell and a true survivor, Sansa has reservations about the alliance with Daenerys
  • Arya Stark (Maisie Williams): Returned home to Winterfell after training with the Faceless Men in Braavos.
  • Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright): Returned to Winterfell after becoming the Three-Eyed Raven north of the Wall.
  • Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey): Currently reigning Queen in King’s Landing and planning to sit out the war with the Night King.
  • Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage): Now Hand of the Queen to Daenerys and standing against his family.
  • Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau): Left his sister’s side in the season 7 finale to join the fight against the undead.
  • The Night King (Vladimir Furdik) – Leader of the White Walkers and their army of wights, currently marching south.
  • Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie): The former Kingsguard to Renly Baratheon and the protector of the Stark daughters.
  • Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman): Brienne of Tarth’s loyal squire, who joins her at Winterfell.
  • Gregor ‘The Hound’ Clegane (Rory McCann): Ex Lannister bodyguard and warrior who is now allied with the Starks.
  • Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan): An heir to the Iron Isles, and currently captured in King’s Landing.
  • Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen): Former ward of the Starks who is now on his way to rescue his sister.
  • Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk): Yara and Theon’s uncle, who is on his way to hire the Golden Company for Cersei.
  • Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen): Recently cured of Greyscale and returned to the service of the Queen.
  • Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel): A former slave turned translator and advisor to the Queen.
  • Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson): The leader of the Unsullied army.
  • Varys (Conleth Hill): The master of Whispers, who is now allied with Daenerys.
  • Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies): Lord of Riverrun and the younger brother of Catelyn Stark.
  • Robin Arryn (Lino Facioli): Lord of the Vale and cousin to the Starks on their mother’s side.
  • The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson): Serving as a resurrected bodyguard to Cersei.
  • Qyburn (Anton Lesser) : The disgraced Maester who ‘saved’ the Mountain is now serving as Cersei’s Hand of the Queen.
  • Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham): Stannis’ former right-hand man is now standing with Daenerys and Jon at Winterfell.
  • Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer): A many-times resurrected fighter and leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners, who was last seen at the fall of the Wall.
  • Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju): A wildling leader who was with Beric when Viserion destroyed the Wall.
  • Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey): The fierce young ruling Lady of House Mormont
  • Gendry Baratheon (Joe Dempsie): The illegitimate son of King Robert, now working at Winterfell as a blacksmith.
  • Melisandre (Carice Van Houten): A priestess of the Lord of Light who believes Jon is the second coming of Azor Ahai.

The appearance of the Golden Company also means the introduction of a new character, the leader of the sellsword band, Harry Strickland (Marc Rissmann). He’s not the only character arriving in Westeros this season, either. Two potential Freys are going to become part of the show, with ‘Sarra’ (Danielle Galligan) and ‘Willa’ (Alice Nokes), assumed to be two of the only surviving Freys after Arya’s revenge bloodbath.

There’s no way to know which of these characters will make it into the final episode – or even past the first! There may even be a few other reappearances – Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) could return, despite having stomped off home after leaving Bran at Winterfell, or Daario Naharis (Michael Huisman), Dany’s man left in charge of Meereen. With a cast as massive of that of Game of Thrones, anything could happen – and fans are going to be glued to their seats to find out who actually wins the throne in the end.

NEXT: All Characters Making An Appearance On The Final Season Of Game Of Thrones


2019-04-14 03:04:33

Rose Moore

Skyrim: A Complete Guide To Buying Houses

Buying a house in Skyrim can be a stressful affair. Okay, probably a little less stressful than buying a house in real life, but still, it can be quite a bit of gold! Not to mention there are quite a few different options when looking at the housing market in Skyrim. Each house has a bit of its own flair, advantages, disadvantages, and perhaps most importantly, location. No one wants to sink that much gold into a home they don’t enjoy spending time in, so let’s take a look at all of the options for home-buying in Skyrim:

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10 BREEZEHOME [HOUSE]

Breezehome is one of the first home-buying options in the game. Breezehome is located in Whiterun, available for purchase for 5000 gold after completing the Bleak Falls Barrow quest. It’s definitely a good choice for those who like spending their time in Whiterun; but for someone who isn’t particularly attached to Whiterun, this house doesn’t have a lot of great features. It’s the only home in the game that lacks the option to have an enchanting table. Plus, the closest fence is outside the city entirely. However, it has quite a bit of storage in the alchemy lab and is pretty conveniently located inside Whiterun, allowing you to reach a lot of areas you’ll want to visit often pretty quickly.

9 HONEYSIDE [HOUSE]

Honeyside is another relatively inexpensive option, coming in at 5000-8000 gold, located in Riften and available after completing the Skooma Trade quest.

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Possibly the greatest feature of this house is the inclusion of a private dock, allowing access to the house from outside the city. This is pretty handy for those with a bounty on their head wanting to get to their home without gaining notice.

8 VLINDREL HALL [HOUSE]

Vlindrel Hall is located in Markarth, purchased for 8000 gold after completing a number of quests for the local Jarl, including the quest to Recover Hrolfdir’s Shield. This house has both an enchanting table and an alchemy lab, though it does have a significant lack of armor storage with only one mannequin. For those who fancy keeping a lot of reading material on hand, this is going to be the house to buy, coming with three large bookshelves.

7 HJERIM [HOUSE]

Hjerim, located in Windhelm, is available for 8000-12000 gold after completing the quest Blood on the Ice, and either The Battle for Fort Sungard or The Imperial Legion questline. Once upgraded, Hjerim also includes both an enchanting table and an alchemy lab.

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It’s very conveniently located in Windhelm, being very close to most of the places you’re going to need to visit often. It does take quite a bit of work and time to acquire, but for those who have their heart set on it, they’ll get there eventually.

6 PROUDSPIRE MANOR [HOUSE]

Proudspire Manor is ludicrously expensive, coming in at 25000 gold. It’s located in Solitude, available after completing the quests The Man Who Cried Wolf and Elisif’s Tribute. Unfortunately, it’s not really located in a very good position in Solitude, requiring quite a bit of walking to get to most of the shops. Interestingly enough, purchasing this house is required to finish the No Stone Unturned quest, since one of the Stones of Barenziah is located inside the house.

5 SEVERIN MANOR [HOUSE]

Located in Raven Rock, Severin Manor is the only house in Skyrim granted to the Dragonborn for free. The house comes fully upgraded, with a forge, an arcane enchanter, and an alchemy lab.

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Since the house is located in Raven Rock, it obviously takes quite a bit of time to travel from the house in Solstheim to anywhere back in Skyrim. It’s important to note that a spouse cannot move into the house, either.

4 WINDSTAD MANOR [PLOT]

Plots of land can also be purchased in Skyrim. Each plot is available for 5000 gold. A house can be built on the plot, requiring materials to be bought and the house to be upgraded incrementally. The first homestead to talk about is Windstad Manor, purchased either from Aslfur, or, if the Stormcloaks have taken Hjaalmarch, purchased from Pactur. Either way, the plot can only be purchased after completing the quest Laid to Rest. The manor itself is located pretty close to Solitude.

3 LAKEVIEW MANOR [PLOT]

The next plot of land is Lakeview Manor, available for purchase from the Jarl of Falkreath, which is either Siddgeir or Dengeir of Stuhn, depending on the progress of Skyrim’s Civil War. The Jarl will require certain quest(s) to be completed, and after they have been, you’ll have the option to purchase the land. Lakeview Manor is located a bit south of Bleak Falls Barrow, meaning Riverwood and Whiterun aren’t too terribly far away, either.

2 HELJARCHEN HALL [PLOT]

Lastly, there’s Heljarchen Hall, available for purchase from Skald the Elder after completing the quests Waking Nightmare and Kill the Giant. However, if on the side of the Empire, it will be sold by Brina Merilis. Heljarchen Hall is located North of Whiterun, seated in the heart of the Pale. One important note about the Hall is that it has a pretty clear sightline surrounding, which could be preferable aesthetically, and also is helpful when it comes to spotting nearby threats.

1 THE VERDICT

At the end of the day, choosing where to set up shop in Skyrim really comes down to personal preference. (It is an RPG, after all) Most of the houses offer a variety of benefits, but also have their own unique drawbacks. The do-it-yourself types may want to build their own home and live in relative seclusion, while others may prefer to buy a house already made and live in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There’s really no wrong answer here, but it does help to take a look at all of the options present in order to make a decision that won’t one day be regrettable.

NEXT: Skyrim: 21 Hidden Locations You Never Found


2019-04-08 05:04:53

Drew Ferguson