Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Mortal Kombat 11 DLC Trailer Highlights Shang Tsung Gameplay

Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack has been detailed in a new trailer that revealed Shang Tsung gameplay, alongside the names of other upcoming guest characters who will be released subsequently over the coming months.

Early Access to fighter Shang Tsung will be available on June 18, as well a Klassic Arcade Ninja Skin Pack. The Kombat Pack in its entirety will introduce the following fighters:

  • Shang Tsung
  • Nightwolf
  • Sindel
  • Spawn
  • Two more guest characters

The reveal trailer, viewable above, does not indicate who those other two characters may be, but as the tease of a couple more fighters is displayed, the sound of a chainsaw can be heard, along with blood splattering the on-screen text. The Kombat Pack is available individually for $39.99 or as part of the Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition for $99.99. All characters, skin, and gear in the Kombat Pack will be released in the coming months.

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Mortal Kombat 11 DLC Trailer Highlights Shang Tsung Gameplay

Mortal Kombat 11's Kombat Pack has been detailed in a new trailer that revealed Shang Tsung gameplay, alongside the names of other upcoming guest characters who will be released subsequently over the coming months.

Early Access to fighter Shang Tsung will be available on June 18, as well a Klassic Arcade Ninja Skin Pack. The Kombat Pack in its entirety will introduce the following fighters:

  • Shang Tsung
  • Nightwolf
  • Sindel
  • Spawn
  • Two more guest characters

The reveal trailer, viewable above, does not indicate who those other two characters may be, but as the tease of a couple more fighters is displayed, the sound of a chainsaw can be heard, along with blood splattering the on-screen text. The Kombat Pack is available individually for $39.99 or as part of the Mortal Kombat 11 Premium Edition for $99.99. All characters, skin, and gear in the Kombat Pack will be released in the coming months.

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Spelling Bee Championship Ends in Insane 8-Way Tie

In a historic turn of events, the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an eight-way tie. The eight finalists, ranging from ages 12 to 14, went 20 consecutive rounds without misspelling a word. That’s when it was declared by Dr. Jacques Bailly, the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s official announcer, that all remaining contestants would be named “co-champions,” according to Time.

The winning word for each champion were: auslaut, erysipelas, bougainvillea, aiguillette, pendeloque, palama, cernuous, and odylic.

There have been three other instances of Spelling Bee ties in 2014, 2015 and 2016, although each of those only saw two co-champions, which goes to show just how unprecedented it was to have eight winners this year. The prize for first place is $50,000 and a trophy, but rather than splitting the winnings, each co-champion will receive the full $50,000 and their own trophy.

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Spelling Bee Championship Ends in Insane 8-Way Tie

In a historic turn of events, the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in an eight-way tie. The eight finalists, ranging from ages 12 to 14, went 20 consecutive rounds without misspelling a word. That’s when it was declared by Dr. Jacques Bailly, the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s official announcer, that all remaining contestants would be named “co-champions,” according to Time.

The winning word for each champion were: auslaut, erysipelas, bougainvillea, aiguillette, pendeloque, palama, cernuous, and odylic.

There have been three other instances of Spelling Bee ties in 2014, 2015 and 2016, although each of those only saw two co-champions, which goes to show just how unprecedented it was to have eight winners this year. The prize for first place is $50,000 and a trophy, but rather than splitting the winnings, each co-champion will receive the full $50,000 and their own trophy.

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How Can a Big Ape Like Kong Possibly Defeat Godzilla?

Warning: Full spoilers follow for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Godzilla has been terrorizing/protecting the human world for 65 years, and in the newest entry to the franchise, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the monstrous reptilian opened the door to a whole world of "Titans," while also paving the way for 2020's epic monster mash, Godzilla vs. Kong.

Since 2014's Godzilla, Legendary has been building out its so-called MonsterVerse. Kong: Skull Island followed, and now things have crescendoed in the most recent monster-filled flick that features Godzilla alongside some of the most iconic Kaiju from Toho's catalog, including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. And yet, despite all of those Titans appearing, there was one whose absence was notable… but just because Kong didn't co-star in King of the Monsters, it doesn't mean he wasn't alluded to.

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How Can a Big Ape Like Kong Possibly Defeat Godzilla?

Warning: Full spoilers follow for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Godzilla has been terrorizing/protecting the human world for 65 years, and in the newest entry to the franchise, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the monstrous reptilian opened the door to a whole world of "Titans," while also paving the way for 2020's epic monster mash, Godzilla vs. Kong.

Since 2014's Godzilla, Legendary has been building out its so-called MonsterVerse. Kong: Skull Island followed, and now things have crescendoed in the most recent monster-filled flick that features Godzilla alongside some of the most iconic Kaiju from Toho's catalog, including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan. And yet, despite all of those Titans appearing, there was one whose absence was notable… but just because Kong didn't co-star in King of the Monsters, it doesn't mean he wasn't alluded to.

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Dying Light 2 — Road To E3

I love a good zombie game, and I particularly love a good zombie game that plays with the format. We last saw Dying Light 2 at last year’s E3 - where it was announced - and the demo promised some fun new twists to the formula in an open world designed to inspire some frantic clambering as you’re pursued by hordes of the undead.

Firstly, its sandbox - 4x bigger than the sandbox in the original - can be changed depending on your choices. There are a bunch of factions scattered throughout its “modern dark age” world, and your loyalties to them will change what resources are available to you as Dying Light 2 progresses. For example, if you choose to cut a deal with some bandits who have killed a man instead of avenging the man, you’ll align yourself with their faction.

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Dying Light 2 — Road To E3

I love a good zombie game, and I particularly love a good zombie game that plays with the format. We last saw Dying Light 2 at last year’s E3 - where it was announced - and the demo promised some fun new twists to the formula in an open world designed to inspire some frantic clambering as you’re pursued by hordes of the undead.

Firstly, its sandbox - 4x bigger than the sandbox in the original - can be changed depending on your choices. There are a bunch of factions scattered throughout its “modern dark age” world, and your loyalties to them will change what resources are available to you as Dying Light 2 progresses. For example, if you choose to cut a deal with some bandits who have killed a man instead of avenging the man, you’ll align yourself with their faction.

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How Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge Fits Into the Star Wars Universe

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is officially open at Disneyland in Anaheim (Florida's Disney World has to wait until August 29), and although all the action takes place on a brand new planet, Batuu, the experience will still have plenty of connections to the wider Star Wars universe - including movies and TV shows that haven't been released yet.

While many aspects of the Disney theme parks are frozen in time - Tomorrowland is a decidedly retro take on the future (when it opened in 1955, it was intended to be a take on a possible future we'd see in 1986) - Galaxy's Edge is designed to be a living, evolving entity, much like the Star Wars franchise itself.

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How Disney’s Star Wars Land Will Change After the Movies

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is officially open at Disneyland in Anaheim (Florida's Disney World has to wait until August 29), and although all the action takes place on a brand new planet, Batuu, the experience will still have plenty of connections to the wider Star Wars universe - including movies and TV shows that haven't been released yet.

While many aspects of the Disney theme parks are frozen in time - Tomorrowland is a decidedly retro take on the future (when it opened in 1955, it was intended to be a take on a possible future we'd see in 1986) - Galaxy's Edge is designed to be a living, evolving entity, much like the Star Wars franchise itself.

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