Monthly Archives: April 2016

Reynolds’ Letter to Deadpool Fan Who Died of Cancer

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds recently penned an emotional tribute to thirteen-year-old Deadpool superfan Connor McGrath, who died earlier this week after a three-year battle with cancer.

In the letter, posted on Reynolds' Facebook (via Los Angeles Times), the actor recalled how he came to know Connor, and wrote in length about the kind of person he was.

Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Connor became the first person to see Deadpool. Reynolds traveled to Edmonton, Alberta and showed him a "rough cut of the film," complete with "wires we hadn't yet painted out, jokes which weren't working (and still aren't) and green screens." None of which Connor seemed to mind, wrote Reynolds.

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Ratchet and Clank Come to Dead Star on PlayStation 4

Ratchet and Clank, Insomniac's pair of iconic PlayStation mascots, are coming to Dead Star on the PS4.

Unlocking the PlayStation-icons in Armature Studio's MOBA/shooter hybrid is simple, but you have to act quick. Play Dead Star from now until May 2 to unlock Ratchet, and between May 6-9 to unlock Clank.

In addition, a pair of add-on packs are also available for Dead Star. The Kurg Ship Expansion costs $4.99 on PS4 and Steam, and adds three new playable ships, as well as four additional pilot portraits featuring the Kurg species. Likewise, for $1.99, the Ordo Robots Skin Pack gives you two new robotic pilot portraits and four new ship skins that can be applied to all ships in the game.

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Captain Marvel May Be in Avengers: Infinity War

Carol Danvers, who is getting her own Captain Marvel film, will "absolutely" show up in Avengers: Infinity War.

According to Heroic Hollywood, the actress playing Danvers will be on set by the time Avengers: Infinity War begins filming in Atlanta this November. These rumors line up with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige's statement that Captain Marvel cast announcements are coming before summer's end.

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Game of Thrones: Arya’s 9 Best Moments

Spoilers for Arya Stark-related stories and activities from the first five seasons of HBO's Game of Thrones...

Like most kids in Westeros, young Arya Stark of Winterfell grew up too fast. Thanks to numerous, immeasurable atrocities in the realm, Arya learned at a very early age that the world was a cruel, unjust place. After witnessing her father's death, she's been on a revenge arc - one that seems to be leading her further and further away from true retribution. One that's even now, in the sixth season, leading her away from herself and her entire identity.

That being said, Arya's rage and penchant for unapologetic violence has been of one of the purest joys on Game of Thrones. Watching her get bounced around from escort to escort - from dangerous situations to uneasy alliances - has provided viewers with some of the show's best scenes. And Arya's not done yet.

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Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour Announced

The Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour will be launching in 2017. In honor of the series' 15th anniversary, Square-Enix announced a musical celebration that will span 7 different cities across the globe.

Starting on March 10, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan, the tour will run for over three months, culminating in a final performance in New York City. Ticket pre-sales start on April 30, 2016 here at Wild Faery. A full list of dates and locations follow:

  • Tokyo (Tokyo International Forum) March 10, 2017
  • Paris (Salle Pleyel) March 18-19
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Special Events Coming to Star Wars Battlefront for May the 4th

Star Wars Battlefront players will be able to celebrate Star Wars Day—"May the 4th"—with special in-game bonuses.

On May 4 only, players who log into the game will receive 4,444 in-game credits to use on "blasters, Star Cards, or the latest Hutt Contract."

That contract, which is debuting on Star Wars Day, requires players to spend 3,500 to 8,000 credits and complete bounties to unlock the Bacta Bomb Star Card that "provides a health boost" to players and their allies.

Additionally, those who haven't played Star Wars Battlefront will finally have their chance to give it a go. Starting at 11 am PT on May 4, players will be able to play the game for four hours, for free, through Origin. Extra DLC content will not be available.

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XCOM 2 Gets 5 Firaxis-Approved Mods From Long War Devs

XCOM 2 is getting another semi-official batch of new content, courtesy of modders-turned-developers.

After a previous collaboration to produce launch-day mods, XCOM 2 developer Firaxis has once again teamed up with the group that created The Long War mod for XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which formally united as developer called Long War Studios, on five new developer-supported mods for the sequel. The first of those mods is available today.

Called Toolbox, this mod offers several new options and tweaks including interface enhancements that allow you to bring up to 12 XCOM operatives into battle – up from the standard of six – plus configurable camera rotation and display soldier stats in more menus. Additionally, it implements Long War Studios' versions of several options from XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Second Wave pack: Hidden Potential (randomized soldier stats), Red Fog (stat penalties for wounded soldiers), and Damage Roulette (increased damage variation). Though much of this functionality is already available through community-created mods, this version has Firaxis' blessing and was created with developer support, suggesting it might work more smoothly.

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New Beetle Species Named After Chewbacca

One Star Wars stalwart has just been honored in a very peculiar way.

As reported by Discovery News, Trigonopterus chewbacca is a newly discovered species of beetle. The weevil looks very little like its Wookiee namesake, but scientists who identified the creature in New Guinea were reminded of the hairy arm-puller just the same.

Trigonopterus chewbacca (image via Discovery News) Trigonopterus chewbacca (image via Discovery News)

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The 13 Most Promising New Anime of Spring 2016

From the destruction of civilization to a cute club of motorcycle enthusiasts, this spring anime season has a lot to offer. The following 13 new anime exhibit the potential to be some of the best of the season.

Sequels like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable and Terra Formars Revenge are not eligible for this list as they are not new anime.


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