Monthly Archives: May 2018

Borderlands Re-Release Might Be Coming to PC and Consoles

Borderlands might see new life on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Gematsu reports the Korean game rating board has listed Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition for those platforms. Though what's a bit intriguing is that the same-named title is already available on Steam.

Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel have already been remastered for the current generation with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. The first game, however, hasn't received the same treatment, though Borderlands is backward compatible on Xbox One.

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The Americans: 6 WTF Questions from the Final Episode


Warning: Spoilers for The Americans' final episode...

Now that The Americans has ended, running its final covert op in "START" (our review here), it's time to look at some of the loose ends left behind. Namely, the immediate fate of most every character who aren't Philip and Elizabeth - as the power couple managed to successfully hightail it back to Russia, where they'll have to stay - well - forever.

Showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg purposefully left a handful of important characters dangling in limbo, only showing us their immediate state, in the moment, with no true inkling of what might await them down the road. All we have to go on here is actual history (Glasnost, the fall of the Soviet Union, etc) and our own imaginations - which will run openly optimistic or painfully pessimistic depending on the person.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends is Entirely Swapping Developers

The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be swapping development teams entirely, according to a statement to IGN from Bethesda. The original developer, Dire Wolf Digital, will be transitioned off of the project and replaced by Dropzone developer Sparkypants Studios.

Bethesda is, of course, still publishing the game, as well as assisting directly with the transition. Bethesda’s Pete Hines tells me that they’ve essentially already “been developing this new version of Legends for months under Bethesda’s guidance and direction.”

A sneak peak at The Elder Scrolls: Legends' redesigned play area. A sneak peak at The Elder Scrolls: Legends' redesigned play area.

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ABC Reportedly Looking Into Roseanne Spin-Off

There's a long shot that ABC will try to salvage the Roseanne reboot without the titular star.

EW reports the network is exploring the idea of a new show with Roseanne's co-stars, like John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert. However, a noted issue is that Roseanne Barr created the characters with Matt Williams, so she would see financial upside with a spin-off.

ABC canceled Roseanne earlier this week, after Barr made a racist comment on Twitter toward former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey called the statement "abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values."

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Unreleased 2nd Generation Pokemon Found in 20 Year-Old Demo

Multiple unreleased 2nd generation Pokemon have been discovered, including never-used baby forms and evolutions, different starter Pokemon, and other entirely abandoned concepts.

A recently uploaded ROM of the 1997 Nintendo Spaceworld demo for Pokemon Gold and Silver has been unpacked by fans at The Cutting Room Floor. The demo pre-dates the final version of the game by two years - and a lot seems to have changed in that time.

Most notable are the Pokemon themselves. For instance, the Cyndaquil and Totodile starters and their evolutions didn't exist at this point - instead, they were Flambear and Cruz:

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WWE SmackDown to Remain Live on FOX Despite Move to Friday

We still have a lot of questions regarding the WWE/FOX deal that will bring SmackDown to the FOX network in fall of 2019. Once it was noted that FOX was likely to air WWE's Blue Brand on Fridays, many wondered what that would mean with regards to the show being live as WWE's production schedule forever has been to tape SmackDown on Tuesday nights, the day after RAW, regardless of what night SmackDown aired on at the time.

"SmackDown Live," as the series is called right now, is a fairly new branding as the show switched from Syfy Thursdays to USA Tuesdays back in January of 2016.

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Nintendo Share Prices Spike After Pokemon Let’s Go Reveal

Nintendo's share prices have rocketed following the reveal of the new Pokemon titles this week.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee were officially announced this week, and it seems to have gone down well with investors. Nintendo's share price jumped up 4.3 percent at closing yesterday.

Bloomberg tech reporter Yuji Nakamura noted the increase on Twitter, and a quick Google search of the company's share prices shows a continued rise today.

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What Did You Think of This Week’s Comics?

The comic book industry wrapped up the month of May on an epic note. Marvel delivered the climax of Dan Slott's long Amazing Spider-Man saga and a new Star Wars comic focused on Donald Glover's Lando, while DC capped off Justice League: No Justice, launched Man of Steel and published a new chapter of Doomsday Clock.

Scroll down to check out our new reviews and thinkpieces, and be sure to let us know your favorite books of the week in the comments below.

Amazing Spider-Man #800 Review


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Tennis Icon Serena Williams Wears ‘Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit’ to French Open

Serena Williams has returned to Grand Slam tennis following maternity leave, in a specially-designed "catsuit" that the tennis ace has called "Wakanda-inspired."

The athlete cites Black Panther's fictional setting as the inspiration for the bodysuit, which she wore for medical reasons at the French Open — specifically to prevent blood clots following a somewhat arduous delivery of her daughter.