Daniel Craig is signed up to play James Bond at least one more time in the upcoming 25th 007 movie that is due for release in November 2019. But who might play the super-spy after Craig retires from the role? That remains to be seen, but now series producer Barbara Broccoli has suggested that aren't ruling anyone out. Speaking to The Daily Mail, Broccoli said "anything is possible" when it comes to who might play 007 next. She said this in response to a question about if the next 007 actor could be a woman or black.

"These films tend to reflect the times so we always try to push the envelope a little bit," she said. 'Anything is possible. Right now it's Daniel Craig, and I'm very happy with Daniel Craig, but who knows what the future will bring?"

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The 25th Bond movie already has a release date of November 8, 2019, but an official title or director remains unknown. In October 2015, Craig said if he were to play Bond again, it would "only be for the money." A year later, a report claimed that Craig was offered $150 million to star in the next two Bond movies.

Craig has played the British super-spy four times already, in the movies Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre. Bond 25, or whatever the movie ends up being called, could be Craig's last time playing 007. "I think this is it. I just want to go out on a high note," Craig said last year. "I can't wait."

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Ubisoft has revealed new characters, spaceships and story details from Beyond Good & Evil 2 in a just-finished livestream.

The discussion was led by Beyond Good & Evil creator and creative director Michel Ancel, alongside senior producer Guillaume Brunier and narrative director Gabrielle Shrager.

Over the hour-long livestream the team showed off a gallery of new animal hybrid character concept art, and then a working in-engine 3D model system which lets the team create animals of various hybrid qualities - a bit tiger, a bit elephant, a bit male, a bit female, a bit large, a bit small, and so forth.

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Curse of Osiris has been released for Destiny 2, kicking off the shooter's Season 2 and introducing a variety of new gear. Xur has now arrived, marking his first appearance during the new season to sell more Exotic armor and an Exotic weapon. For the second week in a row, he can be found in the same spot on Earth; here's exactly where to find Xur and what he's selling.

Xur has taken up temporary residence once again in the EDZ's Winding Cove. To reach him, fast travel to the Winding Cove landing zone and jump on your Sparrow. You'll see a winding road to your left--head up there, and you'll come upon a cliff with a downed ship. Exit your sparrow and jump up the rocks to the right side. (You can also jump on the left and then walk across the top of the ship, but you'll need to be fast, as this is technically out of bounds.) Once you reach the top, Xur will be right in front of you.

While his location might not be new, some of the gear he is selling is. Two of the four items for sale are from Curse of Osiris, including Titan leg armor. More notably, Xur's weapon this week is the trace rifle Prometheus Lens--the same Prometheus Lens that is wrecking players in Crucible right now due to a bug. Bungie has said a fix is coming, but not until update 1.1.1 next week, meaning Crucible--and the newly launched Trials of the Nine--are going to be especially chaotic, albeit with everyone having a fair shot at using the gun. Here's everything Xur has for sale this week:

  • Prometheus Lens (Trace Rifle) -- 29 Legendary Shards
  • The Dragon's Shadow (Hunter Chest Armor) -- 23 Legendary Shards
  • Nezarec's Sin (Warlock Helmet) -- 23 Legendary Shards
  • Mk. 44 Stand Asides (Titan Leg Armor) -- 23 Legendary Shards
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That's all Xur has for this week. Bungie previously announced that he would begin selling a new Three of Coins item, as well as Fated Engrams (which will provide you with an Exotic you don't already own). However, it appears that will have to wait until next week, after the next patch.

The release of Curse of Osiris has resulted in non-DLC owners losing access to some activities in the game. With both Prometheus Lens and the Stand Asides being Osiris items, that means those looking to buy a weapon or Titan gear from Xur this week will have to own the DLC. Locking players out of some content--namely the Prestige Nightfall and Prestige Raid--means it's now impossible to earn all Trophies and Achievements in the base game. Bungie has said it will address this issue, but it has not yet indicated if it will provide more content to non-DLC owners.

Bungie has responded to the recent controversy surrounding Destiny 2's XP mechanics. If you're just catching up, players discovered that the game reduces progress toward levelling up when you earn XP rapidly as you do in Public Events. The developer then disabled this XP scaling mechanic, and now the studio has responded further, acknowledging that it "betrayed" players in terms of transparency.

"Our intention was to keep slower-paced activities as rewarding as high intensity grinding without confusing variations in displayed XP values, but the silent nature of the mechanic betrayed the expectation of transparency that you have for Destiny 2," Bungie wrote its website.

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With this system disabled, Bungie said it is now working toward finding a solution to address XP balance in Destiny 2. Work has begun on this effort, and you might notice this in XP levels contained in the code embedded on the Bungie website's API.

"In a future update, we intend to link these internal and display-only values together for greater consistency, and to ensure that when changes are made they are accurately reflected everywhere we report them," Bungie said.

As it stands currently, levelling is "too slow for some activities" with the new 160K XP value, Bungie wrote, adding that it's in the process of looking over feedback and will make further adjustments as needed. XP boosts from consumable items and the 300% bonus you get for being Well Rested are unchanged.

Finally, Bungie said this is just the beginning of the studio's dialogue with players in the area of XP balance. You can expect to hear more from the studio soon.

This announcement was made as part of an in-depth blog post today titled "The State of Destiny 2." In it, Bungie talked about the feedback it's heard from players since launch and discussed what's changing and why in the upcoming December update.

It's been five months since Splatoon 2 launched on the Switch but, as is increasingly the case in Nintendo's approach to its online-focussed games, work hasn't slowed in the slightest. Last week saw the launch of Clam Blitz, an all-new and extremely frenetic ranked mode which brings a football flavour to the colourful chaos of Splatoon. It's extremely strategic, and quite brilliant. We got offered the chance to fire some questions to Hisashi Nogami, Splatoon's producer, to talk about updates, music and much more.

How long was the development period for Splatoon 2, and how long was it for the original?

Hisashi Nogami: We were doing fundamental technical research as we worked on the updates for Splatoon, so there isn't a clear cut-off point. However, development on Splatoon 2 began in earnest from around October 2015. A straight comparison isn't really possible, but I'd say that the development period was about the same as for the first game?

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How about those Game Awards? On top of dozens of World Premieres and new game announcements, Geoff Keighley and company also have something special for console owners of all stripes. Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo have all lined up a slew of digital gaming deals in honor of last night's Game Awards.

Here's our selection of this weekend's console deals:

Xbox One

The following games are a part of Xbox One Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox One users.

The following deals are being offered as part of The Game Awards Sale and will only be on sale until Monday.

PlayStation 4

The following deals are being offered as part of The Game Awards Sale and will only be on sale until Monday.

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Wii U

Xbox 360

The following games are a part of Xbox 360 Games with Gold/Deals with Gold. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required to receive these discounts.

The following deals are available to all Xbox 360 users.

  • Come back next week for more Xbox 360 deals.

PlayStation 3

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

Nintendo 3DS

PlayStation Vita

The following deals are available to all users. PlayStation Plus members may be eligible for additional discounts.

  • Come back next week for more PS Vita deals.

The following deals are available only to PlayStation Plus members.

Update: This is deal is back! Just clip the 15% off coupon and you’ll see the final discounted price at checkout.

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The latest piece of DLC for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has landed, bringing with it a new action-packed story called Not a Hero that features none other than Chris Redfield. The Not a Hero DLC has three difficulties to choose from, with Professional being the most challenging. If you want to improve your chances of taking down Lucas, you're going to want to find all the Antique Coins.

All Antique Coin Locations – Professional

There are 10 Antique Coins to find on the Professional difficulty of the Not a Hero DLC, and most of them are in new locations. If you want to unlock the powerful Thor’s Hammer Sight C (which is extremely useful for the final fight) as well as the Steroid injector, you’ll need to collect all the Antique Coins.


Antique Coin 1

The first Antique Coin you can find on the Professional difficulty of Not a Hero is located in the Central Cavern. When you first enter the cavern, look for the vehicle directly in front of you. Head to the left of the wooden barricade and look at the rear of the truck to find the coin.


Antique Coin 2

To find the second Antique Coin, you will need to head to the south-most section of Storage Area 1F. Once you have the upgraded air filter, head through the green roller door into the Storage Area. You will need to collect the Night Vision upgrade, head down into the Sewer, and then up the elevator. Follow the route around until you reach the lowest point of the area, a white Molded will spawn and behind it will be a locked gate. Head through the gate and you’ll find the Antique Coin on top of a barrel.


Antique Coin 3

The next Antique Coin you can find in Not a Hero on Professional is in Storage Area 1F (green roller door) just past the previous coin. After exiting the Sewer, unlock the gates and head toward the very center of the area. You’ll come across a gurney with a body on it, along with the Antique Coin.


Antique Coin 4

With the Air Filter and Night Vision collected, head through the black roller door into the Mine Cart Yard to locate the next Antique Coin. Once through the roller door, take the first right to find the Antique Coin on top of a bucket.


Antique Coin 5

Another Antique Coin can be found in the Mine Cart Yard (black roller door) after you collect the Clown Key. Exit the room with all the explosives and head through the clown door using the key, turn to your right and look in the corner to find the Antique Coin.


Antique Coin 6

The next Antique Coin on Professional difficulty is located through the black roller door in the Mine Cart Yard in the Ventilation Room. Avoid the lasers and kill the jumping Molded as you head around to turn off the power to the bombs. You can find the Antique Coin on one of the explosive boxes near the power switch.


Antique Coin 7

You will need the Clown Key in order to locate the next few Antique Coins. Once the bomb timer begins, head through the red roller door back into the Mining Work Area. Fight past the Molded and enter the Clown Door then immediately turn left, the Antique Coin is on top of a yellow barrel.


Antique Coin 8

Another Antique Coin on Professional difficulty in Not a Hero can be found in the Mining Work Area after collecting the Clown Key. After you enter the clown door, follow the path and go through the next door, on your right will be a yellow vehicle. Go around the vehicle and head down the winding hill to find the Antique Coin on tarp-covered box.


Antique Coin 9

You can find the second last Antique Coin in the Storage Space of the Mining Work Area through the red roller door. After defeating the giant Molded and removing the wrist bomb, walk toward the elevator and look at the small jumble of rocks on the ground to find the Antique Coin.


Antique Coin 10

The final Antique Coin in the Not a Hero DLC on Professional difficulty can be found through the green roller door. After collecting the Clown Key, head through the green roller door into the Storage Area. Continue past the first hatch into the hallway to find another hatch door and a clown door. Open the clown door and look to the left to find the Antique Coin on a small rocky outcropping.


Once all 10 Antique Coins are collected, you can return to the Central Cavern to unlock the bird cages. You will need to spend 4 Antique Coins to unlock the Steroids and 6 to unlock the bird cage containing the Thor’s Hammer Sight C. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’s Not a Hero DLC can be rather challenging on Professional difficulty, but it can be made easier if you take the time to locate all 10 Antique Coins.

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President Donald Trump purportedly stepped away from his business interests for the duration of his term as president, but Vanity Fair‘s Tina Nguyen says that foreign governments are granting favors and greasing the wheels for Trump-branded projects around the world.

Anita Kumar at McClatchy reported that the Indonesian government has chosen to build a new road to shorten the drive between the island chain’s main airport and the new Trump golf resort.

In Panama, the national government directly intervened in a lagging sewer project connected to the new Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City. The original contractor tasked with constructing the system went bankrupt, prompting the government to use its own money to construct sewage and water pipes connecting to the resort hotel.

“And in other countries,” Kumar wrote, “governments have donated public land, approved permits and eased environmental regulations for Trump-branded developments, creating a slew of potential conflicts as foreign leaders make investments that can be seen as gifts or attempts to gain access to the American president through his sprawling business empire.”

As Nguyen noted, all of this appears to place Trump squarely in violation of the Emoluments Clause, which prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or anything that might be constituted as a bribe from foreign governments.

However, she said, “Just weeks after Trump won the election, the Argentinian government suddenly granted a permit for a long-delayed Trump Tower development in Buenos Aires. In September, Trump’s Middle Eastern business partners granted a company partially owned by the Chinese government a contract to build a road to Trump World Golf Club in Dubai, seemingly going against his pledge to not engage in foreign business transactions during his presidency. And, of course, there is the ongoing constitutional crisis that is the Trump International Hotel Washington D.C., which critics claim violates the Emoluments Clause on a regular basis.”

Two lawsuits have been brought against the Trump administration alleging these violations, one of which was dismissed by a judge just before Christmas.

Kumar spoke with Noah Bookbinder of the Committee for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), who said, “If you have a foreign government providing a benefit to the Trump company that is going to violate emoluments clause of the Constitution.”

The president is reportedly receiving boons to his projects — which he claims he handed over to the management of his sons, Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump — from the governments of Uruguay, India and the Philippines.

Read the full McClatchy report here.

Mormon leader Thomas Monson dies aged 90

Thomas S Monson, who served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church for 50 years and became its president in 2008, has died. He was 90.

Monson was a church bishop at 22 and in 1963 the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle ever, at 36. He was a counselor for three church presidents before assuming leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Monson died at his home in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. The next president was not immediately named, but the job is expected to go to next longest-tenured member of the church’s governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Russell M Nelson, 93, per church protocol.

Monson’s presidency was marked by his noticeably low profile during a time of intense publicity, including the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns of Mormon Mitt Romney. His most public acts were appearances at church conferences and devotionals as well as dedications of church temples.

He will be remembered for continuing the religion’s push to be more transparent about its past; his emphasis on humanitarian work; and lowering the minimum age for missionaries.

He will also be remembered for leading the faith’s involvement in the passage of a gay marriage ban in California in 2008. At his urging, Mormons were vigorous campaign donors and volunteers. That prompted a backlash against the church that included vandalism of church buildings, protest marches and demonstrations outside church temples nationwide.

In subsequent years, the church began utilizing a softer tone on the issue. In 2015, the church backed an anti-discrimination law in Utah that gave unprecedented protections for gay and transgender people while also protecting religious freedoms.

But the religion came under fire again in the fall of 2015 when it banned baptisms for children living with gay parents and instituted a requirement that those children disavow homosexual relationships before being allowed to serve a mission. The changes were designed to avoid putting children in a tug-of-war between their parents and church teachings, leaders said.

Thomas Monson attends a corner stone laying ceremony at the dedication of the Draper Utah Temple in Draper, Utah, in 2009.
Thomas Monson attends a corner stone laying ceremony at the Draper Utah Temple in Draper, Utah, in 2009. Photograph: George Frey/Reuters

The revisions triggered anger, confusion and sadness for a growing faction of LGBTQ-supportive Mormons who were buoyed in recent years by church leaders’ calls for more love and understanding for LGBTQ members.

Monson also continued the church’s push to be more open about some of the most sensitive aspect of the faith’s history and doctrine. A renovated church history museum reopened in 2015 with an exhibit acknowledging the religion’s early polygamous practices, a year after the church published an essay that for the first time chronicled founder Joseph Smith’s plural wives.

Other church essays issued during Monson’s tenure addressed other sensitive topics: sacred undergarments worn by devout members; a past ban on black men in the lay clergy; and the misconception that Mormons are taught they will get their own planet in the afterlife.

The growth and globalization of the religion continued under Monson, with membership swelling to nearly 15.9 million, with more than half outside the US. There were 71,000 church missionaries serving around the world at the end of 2016.

Mormons considered Monson a warm, caring, endearing and approachable leader, said Patrick Mason, associate professor of religion at Claremont Graduate University in California.

He put an emphasis on the humanitarian ethic of Mormons, evidenced by his expansion of the church’s disaster relief programs around the world, said Armand Mauss, a retired professor of sociology and religious studies at Washington State University.

Monson often credited his mother, Gladys Condie Monson, for fostering his compassion. He said that during his childhood in the Depression of the 1930s their house in Salt Lake City was known to hobos riding the railroads as a place to get a meal and a kind word.

“President Monson always seemed more interested in what we do with our religion rather than in what we believe,” Mauss said.

A second world war veteran, Monson served in the navy and spent a year overseas before returning to get a business degree at the University of Utah and a master’s degree in business administration from the church-owned Brigham Young University.

Before being tabbed to join the church’s governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Monson worked for the church’s secular businesses, primarily in advertising, printing and publishing including the Deseret Morning News.

He married Frances Beverly Johnson in 1948. The couple had three children, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Frances died in 2013 at the age of 85.

Monson was an avid fisherman who also raised homing pigeons, specifically, roller pigeons who twirled as they flew. He was known for his love of show tunes, Boy Scouts and the Utah Jazz.

The man expected to take Monson’s seat, the 93-year-old Nelson, has been a church apostle since April 1970. Nelson will choose two new counselors from the Quorum of the Twelve who will join him to form a three-person “presidency” that is the top of the religion’s governing hierarchy. Monson’s two counselors were Henry Eyring and Dieter Uchtdorf. They will go back to being regular members of the Quorum unless they are chosen again.

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President Donald Trump’s insecurity over losing the popular vote and the salacious allegations in the Steele Dossier have prompted him to lash out at the intelligence community’s claims that Russia influenced the 2016 election. Now that war against the intelligence community is impacting American national security.

A Wednesday Washington Postreport revealed that the National Security Agency is hemorrhaging staff at an alarming rate. Some of these “highly skilled” staffers have become “disillusioned” with intelligence but the leadership and a reorganization effort under the new administration has sent many to update their resumes.

The work these experts do included monitoring a broad array of subjects including the Islamic State, Russian and North Korean hackers, and analyzing the intentions of foreign governments, and they were responsible for protecting the classified networks that carry such sensitive information. Yet, these staffers saying that they want a higher-paying job in the private sector or more flexible hours.

Since 2015, hundreds of hackers, engineers and data scientists have bailed on the NSA, former officials said. Now it’s reaching a level that national security can be impacted. Of the 17 spy agencies, the NSA is the largest and they’re responsible for collecting the information that goes into the presidential daily briefing that Trump doesn’t understand. Over the first year in office, aides have even been forced to tailor the briefing so it doesn’t include anything about Russian interference in the election so as to not anger Trump.

“Some synonym of the word ‘epidemic’ is the best way to describe it,” said former NSA senior researcher Ellison Anne Williams. She left her job at the NSA in 2016 to start her own data-security firm and took 10 NSA staff with her. “The agency is losing an amazing amount of its strongest technical talent, and to lose your best and brightest staff is a huge hit.”

The agency won’t disclose the number of vacancies over the last year, but it said there is 5.6 percent decrease in staff who specialize in science, technology and math. The NSA isn’t the only place the Trump administration has implemented the right-wing war on science. In Scott Pruitt’s Environmental Protection Agency, scientists became the enemy. Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was told never to say the words “climate change.” Losing the experts means new staff are filling the positions without the experience central to the NSA’s mission collecting huge swaths of data and analyzing it.

Former staff have complained that they felt their mission was marginalized by a restructuring of the agency. Others allege the reorganization was “an enormous distraction.” Some even call the pay structure and promotion program part of the problem. According to former staff, it prioritizes seniority over experience or expertise.

Another former employee alleged that the problems began with former contractor Edward Snowden and the arrest of former contractor Harold T. Martin III in 2016. Accessing data and information became more difficult for those trying to do their jobs. The witch hunt searching for leakers made things worse. An environment with collaboration has turned toward suspicion, a former staffer said.

“It comes down to death by a thousand cuts,” said a former employee, adding that people “tend to quit in packs. One person hits their breaking point, and once they leave, the dominoes start falling.”

NSA spokesman Tommy Groves didn’t discount the reports.

“If the price of security becomes that we drive away the very men and women that generate value in the first place, we now have a self-induced mission kill,” National Security Agency Director Administrator Michael Rogers said in a conference speech.

Trump’s attacks on the 17 intelligence agencies that confirmed the Russian interference couldn’t have made morale any better. After meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump swore that Russia didn’t do it.

“He said he didn’t meddle, he said he didn’t meddle. I asked him again. You can only ask so many times,” Trump told reporters in November. “Every time he sees me he says I didn’t do that, and I really believe that when he tells me that, he means it.”

Trump has also waged a war with the FBI, calling it “tainted” and alleging it is part of the “deep state” shadow government.

“It is also a possible obstruction of justice, witness intimidation, and it’s obstructing justice by saying to agents, ‘you better not dig too deep, you better not find anything because I will attack you,'” former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks said to MSNBC.

The only way to maintain staff is to tape into the sense of duty “for God and country,” said former threat operations center chief Daniel Ennis. He thinks the agency will recover, because it always has.