Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wrestling Wrap Up: Paige is Back…and It’s Already Ruined

Hey hey hey, I'm back after a week off and ready to ramble (accurate, also rumble is trademarked). I know I missed a bunch of stuff last week what with Paige returning and all those NXT women call-ups, so I'll dig into that a little bit here, but first...

...we're all fine with The Ascension dying in that SAW version of Fashion Files, right?


Like, these two guys are dead now for kayfabe realsies is my suggestion. Death by poison gas. Nobly sacrificing themselves so that Breezango could live. Maybe in a few months or so they could come back with a total repackaging, or maybe they could just vanish for good, I haven't totally come up with a full plan for the aftermath of this crucible. But I'm open to suggestions. As long as those suggestions are not them somehow "not painfully dying from poison gas."

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Chinese Actress Liu Yifei Cast as Disney’s Live-Action Mulan

Disney has found its lead for the upcoming live-action Mulan remake.

Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, will star as the titular heroine Hua Mulan in the upcoming remake, which is set to hit theaters sometime in 2019. Yifei's film credits include The Forbidden Kingdom, Outcast, Ip Man 3, and The Chinese Window.

Liu Yifei in The Forbidden Kingdom

Niki Caro (Whale Rider, The Zookeeper's Wife) will direct the film with Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner producing, and Bill Kong executive producing. Jurassic World scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver rewrote the screenplay by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

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How Avengers: Infinity War Reminds Evangeline Lilly of Lost

Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope van Dyne (aka the Wasp) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, recently discussed The Avengers: Infinity War, likening the upcoming film to the popular ABC series she starred in, Lost.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Lilly was asked about Disney CEO Bob Iger's recent comments that Phase 4 of the MCU will explore new places and times. "So in other words, you want me to tell you about the flash-forwards and flashbacks and flash-sideways?" she replied, clearly referencing Lost.

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PlayStation Plus Lineup for December 2017 Announced

Sony has revealed December 2017's lineup of free PlayStation Plus games.

Check out the full list of games and their respective platforms below, courtesy of PlayStation Blog:

  • Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition (PS4)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends (PS4)
  • Syberia Collection (PS3)
  • Xblaze Lost: Memories (PS3)
  • Forma.8 (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Wanted Corp (PS Vita)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS4) — bonus game available through January 2 in U.S., Canada, and Latin America
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All the Money in the World Director on Cutting Kevin Spacey

Ridley Scott has spoken up about replacing Kevin Spacey with Christoper Plummer in All the Money in the World, saying the decision to cut Spacey was "simple."

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Scott, who learned about the sexual harassment allegations against Spacey while working on the sound edit for the movie, said he knew he couldn't keep Spacey in the film.

"I sat and thought about it and realized, we cannot," Scott said. "You can’t tolerate any kind of behavior like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple."

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PUBG Studio’s New Game Is a Steampunk MMO

To say Bluehole is on a hot streak right now would be an understatement. With more than 20 million copies sold, the studio’s PUBG is one of the most popular games in the world. But the team is also known for Tera, a 2011 MMO that is still played by many people. But Bluehole is hardly resting on its laurels; Last week, during the Gstar game-convention in their homeland of Korea, they announced and demoed their latest game: Ascent: Infinite Realm.

With Ascent, Bluehole is returning to its roots. It’s an MMO that takes place in a world that combines fantasy and steampunk influences. The planet where players reside consists of many islands, which are floating in the air. Residents use airships as their main form of transportation to reach the multitude of different islands.

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The Last of Us Part 2, Dreams Among PSX Panel Lineup

The PlayStation Experience 2017 panel lineup features looks at both the past and future of some of the platforms biggest games.

The cast and crew of The Last of Us Part II, including Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross, and "key members of the game’s cast" will be on hand on Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 to talk about the making of the most recent trailer for the upcoming game.

Sucker Punch will be talking about its upcoming Ghosts of Tsushima in a panel moderated by our own Brian Altano, at 3:30. Sucker Punch is using the panel as an "opportunity to share a little more" abut the recently-announced Ghosts of Tsushima.

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Star Citizen Now Lets You Buy Digital Plots of Land With Real Money

If you're looking to own a piece of the digital heavens, Star Citizen is now offering plots of land for you to plant your flag.

For the price of $50 USD, you can own a 4km square parcel of land on any "planet, moon, or asteroid" under United Empire of Earth (UEE) control.

From there you're basically free to do with the virtual land whatever you please. Want to start a virtual space commune? Zone your land for residential use. Thinking of launching your own space shop? Get a commercial use zoning permit.

It's almost like actually buying land in real life, but for much cheaper... and it doesn't exist outside the digital realm.

If you're worried the "best" plots of land will get grabbed up by no-good carpetbaggers and speculators, Robert Space Industries wants you to know that won't be a problem.

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 Confirmed for the West

Atlus has confirmed that Shin Megami Tensei V will be released outside of Japan on Nintendo Switch.

No release date or price have been announced yet, and the only plot details teased so far are that SMT V will take place in modern Tokyo. As always, players “will face a new onslaught of demons," according to Atlus.

Alongside the news, Atlus released an updated version of the TGS trailer with English text:

A new Shin Megami Tensei was teased at Switch’s announcement event in January, and Shin Megami Tensei V was officially announced in October.

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52 Images From Avengers: Infinity War

The first trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War has arrived! And it did not disappoint with its assemblage and mix of the many MCU heroes. Doctor Strange and Hulk? Scarlet Witch and a... human Vision?! Thor and the Guardians of the Galaxy?!!

Basically, it's awesome. And we've collected a bunch of screenshots from the trailer so that you (and we!) can pore over every little detail. Check them all out below:

And of course, you also need to watch the trailer itself if you haven't already. Here it is for your infinite consumption:

Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is just the first part of the story -- the conclusion, and fourth as-yet-untitled Avengers film is currently filming. Infinity War hits on May 4, 2018, while that fourth film, the culmination of Marvel's Phase 3 and everything that has come before in the MCU, is scheduled for a May 3, 2019 release.

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