Monthly Archives: June 2017

Rick and Morty: Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed

The long wait for Rick and Morty's third season is almost over. Creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon revealed tonight that new episodes will resume on Adult Swim starting Sunday, July 30.

The news came during a special live stream event, where Roiland and Harmon responded to various audience questions even as Harmon busied himself typing out a new script for the series (with plenty of audience input). In addition to the premiere date, they also confirmed that Season 3 will clock in at 10 episodes (the same length as Season 2).

Fans of the series will no doubt remember that Season 3 technically premiered already, with Adult Swim airing "The Rickshank Redemption" several times in a row on April 1 as an unexpected April Fool's Day joke. That episode was broadcast once again leading up to the live stream, though rumors that Roiland and Harmon would debut the next episode, "Rickmancing the Stone," turned out to be false. The good news is that they did reveal a new trailer for Season 3, which you can check out below:

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Anime Strike Announces Its Summer Anime Lineup

Amazon has announced its summer lineup of titles coming to Anime Strike next month.

New series premiering on Anime Strike include Dive!!, Altair: A Record of Battles, Katsugeki: Touken Ranbu, Love and Lies, Made in Abyss and Vatican Miracle Examiner. Additionally, several shows from the spring season, including Re:Creators, Sagrada Reset and Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, will continue with new episodes throughout the summer.

See Anime Strike's lineup of new titles coming this summer, along with their premiere dates, below:

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Quicksilver Will Be Back for X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Evan Peters will be reprising his role as Quicksilver for Fox's upcoming  X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie.

THR reports that though Quicksilver was not part of the Dark Phoenix comic book saga, he was enough of a fan favourite in the X-Men film series that he's being written into Simon Kinberg's new flick.

The publication also notes that Lamar Johnson (The Next Step) is also joining the packed cast, which includes James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Nicholas Hoult (Beast),Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops), Alexandra Shipp (Storm) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler). It was recently revealed that Dazzler will make an appearance in the movie.

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Infinite Warfare Absolution DLC PS4 Release Date Revealed

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's third DLC map pack, Absolution, is coming to PlayStation 4 on July 6.

The content adds a new co-op zombies adventure called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, which is inspired by 1950s-era monster movies and set in a beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong.

Attack of the Radioactive Thing! will see the return of Paul Reubens (Gotham) as movie director villain Willard Wyler and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark) as horror movie icon Elvira. New traps and weapons will be featured as well.

Absolution also comes with four new maps: Fore, a large miniature golf course; Permafrost, a frozen cityscape featuring tight-quarters gameplay; Bermuda, a shantytown created around a crashed ship; and Ember, a remake of the Resistance map from Modern Warfare 3.

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Full Trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans Released

There's finally a full trailer for Marvel's Inhumans, highlighting how a family fracture will serve as one of the focuses for the series.

The roughly two-minute video shows that there's not much brotherly love between Black Bolt, played by Anson Mount, and Maximus, portrayed by Game of Thrones' Iwan Rheon. You can watch the trailer below.

The Inhumans will get a special IMAX premiere on September 1. The Marvel series will then debut on ABC on September 29, with the show airing Fridays for the network.

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Top 10 Worst Rewards in Video Games

Many games features collectibles, secret endings, or unlockable power weapons as a reward for completing a campaign or demonstrating mastery of a game's mechanics. Some, like Nacht Der Untoten surpass all expectations and give players a whole new reason to keep players. Others...well they can’t all be winners can they? These are the worst rewards in video game history.


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Destiny Fan Event GuardianCon Raises Over $1 Million for Charity

The Destiny fan convention GuardianCon met its lofty charity goal this year, having already raised more than a million dollars for pediatric research before the show officially kicks off.

The two-day convention, running Friday, June 30 through Saturday, July 1 in Tampa, Florida, has raised $1.2 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the week preceding the event. The charity gaming stream was called #LittleLights and concluded today. It hit the target, but campaign organizers are still counting the donations coming in.

The convention itself will officially start tomorrow at the Florida State Fairgrounds. It will include a podcast theater, workshops, panels, PvP tournaments, live music, and artist booths. Passes are $30 for Friday or $50 for both days.

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Sense8 Getting a Netflix Wrap-Up Special

While Sense8 won't continue for another season, a two-hour finale for the Netflix Original series will release sometime next year.

Series co-creator Lana Wachowski shared the news in a letter posted on the show's official Facebook page. In it, Wachowski shared how difficult it was for her when Netflix canceled Sense8, saying, "I had never worked so hard, or put so much of myself into a project as I had with Sense8 and its cancellation hollowed me out."

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Namco Museum for Nintendo Switch Adds Pac-Man Vs.

Pac-Man Vs., developed in 2003 by Nintendo under Shigeru Miyamoto and Pac-Man creator Toru Iwatani, will be included in Bandai Namco's upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Namco Museum.

Namco Museum, which also includes arcade classics like the original Pac-Man, Dig Dug, Galaga, Rolling Thunder 2, and Splatterhouse, will be available to purchase for $30 on July 28.

Pac-Man Vs. — originally on GameCube — pits three player-controlled ghosts against one player-controlled Pac-Man in the classic Pac-Man maze. Playing local multiplayer with four players requires two separate Nintendo Switch consoles. A representative for Bandai Namco told IGN that the player controlling Pac-Man will use their Nintendo Switch in tabletop mode, controlling Pac-Man with one Joy-Con controller, while the three players chasing Pac-Man can control the ghosts on the second Switch in TV mode using the remaining three Joy-Con controllers.

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