Monthly Archives: January 2019
Kano Confirmed for Mortal Kombat 11
Kano, the infamous mercenary with a cybernetic laser eye, is officially coming to Mortal Kombat 11.
Revealed on Twitter, Kano is shown as shirtless (as per usual) and is brandishing his knife. Kano’s appearance doesn’t come as too much of a surprise, as he’s one of the franchise’s original fighters and also appeared in Mortal Kombat X.
Kano returns to Mortal Kombat in #MK11. https://t.co/1FVdgG6G1r pic.twitter.com/0TzPjq3LiS
Who Should Play the New Batman After Ben Affleck?
Ben Affleck has officially hung up the cape and cowl and will not reprise his role as the Caped Crusader in writer-director Matt Reeves' reboot, The Batman, which opens June 2021.
Reeves is reportedly looking for an actor in his 20s -- in his 30s at the oldest -- to play his Bruce Wayne so that officially closes the door on Zack Snyder and Affleck's middle-aged, Frank Miller-esque incarnation of the DC Comics superhero.
Can Superman’s Inspirational Speech Save The DC Universe?
Warning: full spoilers for DC’s Heroes in Crisis by Tom King and Clay Mann ahead!
Following the horrifying massacre at the superhuman post traumatic stress center, Sanctuary, and its subsequent public reveal care of a mysterious leak in security, DC's iconic Trinity has been struggling to right the ship that is the superheroic community of the DC Universe -- and in Heroes in Crisis #5, the Man of Steel himself got to take his turn in the spotlight. Speaking to a large crowd of people and news cameras, Superman gave a stirring speech about the complicated and challenging questions raised by Sanctuary's existence, and in the process, managed to highlight the cracks in virtually every idea the DC Universe has been built on. Superman may be the most famous and well-recognized superhero in the world because of his incredible Kryptonian abilities, but this time it was a simple speech that may have changed the DCU for the better.
Dr. Mario World Announced for Mobile
Dr. Mario World is headed to mobile devices this summer in Japan and the United States.
Announced by Nintendo, Dr. Mario World is being co-developed by Nintendo, LINE Corporation and NHN Entertainment.
The doctor is in! Mario puts on the white coat once again in the mobile game Dr. Mario World, targeting an early summer 2019 global release. #DrMario https://t.co/DTRBympHj0 pic.twitter.com/RfMZbbs3Mp
Fallout 76 Temporarily Taken Offline After Patch Reintroduces Old Bugs
The Fallout 76 community is once again upset with Bethesda, as previously patched bugs were discovered following the release of Patch 5 earlier this week.
Bethesda took Fallout 76 offline for over an hour today to roll out a "hot fix" aimed at addressing those bugs. While the quick action to correct course is commendable, the incident has once again soured a community already fatigued by controversy and perceived mistreatment.
Patch 5, which was released on January 29, brought with it a long list of gameplay tweaks, such as capping carrying weight and rebalancing certain weapons and perks. The patch notes also include an even longer list of bug fixes, targeting everything from graphics and performance to quests and PvP. However, in they eyes of some players — many of whom can be found posting on the Fallout 76 subreddit — the problems introduced by the patch outweigh those it solved.
Smash 2.0 and Piranha Plant Are Here! Did It Break Your Game?
Weeeeeelcooooome back to Nintendo Voice Chat! On this week's episode, Casey DeFreitas is joined by Zach Ryan, Brian Altano, and Tom Marks to mourn the death of the Wii Shop Channel, finally chat about the big Metroid Prime 4 news, and run through Nintendo's latest sales numbers.
Invincible: Mark Hamill and Steven Yeun Cast In Robert Kirkman’s Amazon Series
Amazon Prime Video’s Invincible animated series based on the Robert Kirkman comic series of the same name has officially cast Mark Hamill, Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Seth Rogen and more, and will premiere in 2020.
This eight-episode series follows 17-year-old Mark Grayson (Yeun), the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (Simmons). As he develops his own powers, Mark finds that his father’s legacy isn’t what it seems.
Though which characters they’ll be playing haven’t been revealed, other actors cast in the series include Sandra Oh, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, Max Burkholder and more.
UltraViolet Shutting Down July 31
UltraViolet, the service that provided customers who bought movies or shows on Blu-ray or DVD with a digital HD copy of the media, will be shutting down on July 31.
The service recently sent out an e-mail to customers who have signed up for an UltraViolet Library in the past, and updated its official website with a similar goodbye message. Between now and July 31, customers can still access UltraViolet movies and shows through the retailers linked to their UltraViolet libraries, which includes Fandango Now, Vudu and more.
Customers can continue to purchase new movies and shows and redeem digital codes that are still active by following their normal redemption instructions. Depending on the associated retailer, they may or may not be added to the user’s established UltraViolet library.
Family Guy’s 20 Best Episodes
As hard as it is to believe, Family Guy first aired 20 years ago, debuting after Super Bowl XXXIII on January 31, 1999. It's been a long, interesting road since. Family Guy managed to develop a cult following, survive cancellation, and return to FOX more popular than ever. It's spawned a spinoff series and made creator Seth MacFarlane a major player in Hollywood.
And while Family Guy isn't exactly always known for its highbrow quality, what with its emphasis on cutaway jokes, shock value, and pop culture references over plot, it's still delivered some pretty memorable episodes over the course of 17 seasons. In honor of this anniversary, we've selected the 20 best episodes from Family Guy's long run.
Robotic Vacuums Are on Sale Now
The future has arrived, and it looks like... a robotic vacuum? Perhaps that's not the fantastical future you expected to see, but several of these automated devices are on sale now at Walmart. And while we’d all rather spend our money on video games and comic books, we need to clean up after ourselves if we don’t want to gross out our guests. If you're just here for deals on games, that's cool -- check out our Daily Deals for that. But if you could use some help cleaning up, having a robotic vacuum around is just the ticket.