Monthly Archives: March 2019
Next week isn't particularly busy in terms of video game releases, but that doesn't mean you won't find anything new to play. PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch/3DS, and PC owners will find games that might be worth a look, including Devil May Cry 5 and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. If you're itching for a new game, read on to see what games are set to release the week of March 4.
Devil May Cry 5 - March 8
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of Pokemon Center DX in Japan, The Pokemon Company has revealed a new line of celebratory Pikachu plush toys.
Headlining the set is a Pikachu with a lovely cherry blossom-filled afro, as well as Pikachu in a ninja outfit, kabuki makeup, and wrestler outfit.
The set celebrates the March 14, 2018 opening of Pokemon Center DX in Tokyo, which is also home to the Pokemon Cafe that we visited last year. The Pokemon Cafe will also have a special promotion similarly featuring Sakura Afro Pikachu.
Why are there no good video game movies? It’s a question we ask ourselves every time another Resident Evil sequel comes out in theaters, every time a huge IP like Halo or Mortal Kombat goes direct-to-video, every time we see a movie like John Wick or The Raid that shows us how it woulda/coulda/shoulda been done.
What gives? Why are so few film adaptations of video games being made, and in the off chance that they are, why do they always seem to range from “forgettable and bad” to (and this is usually the best-case scenario one can hope for) “so bad that they’re actually kind of funny”?
Turns out there is a load of answers to these questions, ranging from creative to financial to philosophical. Let’s take a look at some past and present examples and see if we can’t come up with some answers, shall we?
The upcoming Ghostbusters sequel from director Jason Reitman may be close to casting two of its stars: Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard and Infinity War’s Carrie Coon.
Per Variety, the two actors are still in talks with Sony for their roles, though both appear to be likely candidates. Sources tell Variety that the movie will focus on a family with a single mom played by Coon and her son played by Wolfhard. Though rumors suggested Reitman was hesitant about using a Stranger Things cast member, considering the show’s references to Ghostbusters, he and executives were reportedly “blown away” by Wolfhard’s audition.
The next game from the creators of Bloodborne and the Souls series is Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and it's finally available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. That means you can buy it now. And judging by our glowing Sekiro review, you'll probably want to play it. Sekiro puts you in the shoes of a one-armed warrior whose prosthetic limbs come equipped with deadly tools and weapons. When the young lord you've pledged to protect gets kidnapped, it's time to slice through enemies in a dark, fantastical version of late 1500s Sengoku Japan.
Activision Blizzard has, in an SEC filing, discussed some of the ramifications of its decision to cut 800 jobs and how it may negatively impact its business going forward.
Via GamesIndustry.biz, PCGamesInsider.biz has discovered Activision Blizzard's latest SEC filing that was published on February 28 and it discussed many items, including "the company not being able to deliver popular games consistently, its dependence on a small number of franchises, managing its own growth and the potential for legal proceedings."
Pokemon recently passed its 20th anniversary (at least in North America) and just revealed its next iteration, Pokemon Sword and Shield, but there have been an absurd amount of games in the series since it began. It's spawned innumerable spin-offs in countless genres, TV shows, movies, card games, and so much more. IGN has reviewed nearly all of the Pokemon games over the years, and you can flip through them in the slideshow below:
What was your favorite Pokemon game? Vote in the poll below! Though we have limited it to the main series games, as comparing Pokemon Red/Blue to Pokemon Pinball, Pokemon Snap, and Hey You, Pikachu! starts to get pretty messy in terms of what the results actually mean.
Seth Rogen is set to star in an upcoming episode of The Twilight Zone, joining an already star-studded cast that includes the show's host and narrator, Jordan Peele.
Announced by CBS, Seth Rogen's episode will be written by Rick and Morty and Community writer Alex Rubens, who is also a producer on the series.
No further information or premiere date was given for Rogen's episode, but it will be a part of the show's first season that will debut exclusively on CBS All Access with two episodes on Monday, April 1. Future episodes will be released weekly on Thursdays beginning on April 11.
With Pokemon Sword and Shield freshly announced for Nintendo Switch, and all three starter Pokemon revealed, we wanted to know which of the starters IGN readers are going to pick for their upcoming adventure in the Galar region.
IGN recently asked followers on Snapchat which Gen 8 starter they’d choose, and after 136620 responses, the grass chimp Grookey, the fire rabbit Scorbunny, and the water lizard Sobble all came out with very close levels of support. Scorbunny naturally led the race by a hare, garnering 29% of the votes while Grookey and Sobble both netted 26% of the share - only 19% of respondents said they didn’t intend to play the games altogether. With such a tight race, we wanted to see what readers of the website felt about this dynamic trio.