Cuphead On Switch Is Discounted To Celebrate His New Super Smash Bros. Costume

Cuphead On Switch Is Discounted To Celebrate His New Super Smash Bros. Costume

Cuphead, one of the very few Microsoft-published games to make its way to the Nintendo Switch, has made his way into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a Mii costume as of Update 7.0. The costume for a Mii Gunner is available to purchase, and comes with the music track “Floral Fury”.It’s not quite the same as getting Cuphead as a fully fledged fighter would be, but then the character was not on most player’s radars as a possible addition.It’s a cool, unexpected cameo, and to celebrate, developers Studio MDHR are offering a rare discount on the Switch version of Cuphead. Until Friday (January 31), the game is available on the Eshop for 25% off. Cuphead doesn’t often drop in price, so it’s a good opportunity to snatch up the Switch version.It’s a good day for a swell battle! Cuphead has officially joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of Update 7.0! Every purchase of the Cuphead Mii Gunner Costume includes the Floral Fury music track.To celebrate, the game is 25% off on Nintendo Switch through Friday! pic.twitter.com/nOVpCfnOd3 — Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) January 29, 2020Cuphead has been a huge success story, and is getting turned into an animated series for Netflix. It will also be receiving new DLC in 2020, expanding the adventure out further.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will also be expanded further, with six more fighters being added before the end of 2021.
Source: Cuphead On Switch Is Discounted To Celebrate His New Super Smash Bros. Costume

Two More Roles For The Batman Confirmed, Here's The Full Cast

Two More Roles For The Batman Confirmed, Here's The Full Cast

Filming on The Batman has begun, and Warner Bros. is celebrating the milestone by confirming a few more details about the film. In a press release, Warner Bros. confirmed the roles that will be played by actors Peter Sarsgaard and Jayme Lawson.Sarsgaard will portray Gotham’s District Attorney, Gil Colson, who appears to be a character never before seen in the Batman franchise. Lawson, meanwhile, will play a mayoral candidate named Bella Reál. With this latest news, it seems every major character has now been cast.The Batman CastRobert Pattinson — Batman/Bruce WayneZoe Kravitz — Selina Kyle/CatwomanPaul Dano — Edward Nashton/RiddlerJeffrey Wright — James GordonJohn Turturro — Carmine FalconePeter Sarsgaard — Gil ColsonJayme Lawson — Bella ReálAndy Serkis — AlfredColin Farrell — Oswald Cobblepot/PenguinPlanet of the Apes veteran Matt Reeves co-wrote The Batman with Mega Man movie scribe Mattson Tomlin, and Reeves is directing as well. The movie is stacked with behind-the-scenes talent. Oscar-nominated Greig Fraser is the director of photography, while Oscar-winner Dan Lemmon is the VFX supervisor. Star Wars series sound mixer Stuart Wilson is also working on The Batman, while Oscar-winner Jacqueline Durran is the costume designer.Oh… Hi, Peter… 🦇 pic.twitter.com/GsS2ktuWxE — Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) December 6, 2019Oscar-winner Ben Affleck, who played the character in Batman vs. Superman and Justice League, was originally attached to write and direct The Batman, but he dropped out in January 2017. When Matt Reeves signed on to direct, he also said that he would not use Affleck’s script.
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Untitled Goose Game Devs Commit 1% Of All Future Earnings To Australian Indigenous Groups

Untitled Goose Game Devs Commit 1% Of All Future Earnings To Australian Indigenous Groups

January 26 in Australia is officially called Australia Day, a public holiday meant to celebrate the arrival of the British First Fleet in 1788. It’s the date that British sovereignty was declared, and as such it’s also a day of mourning for many indigenous Australians, as it marks the beginning of British rule and a period of history where numerous atrocities were committed. Reparations have never been provided, and land rights were never ceded.In the wake of January 26, 2020, one Australian developer has pledged to take part in the “Pay The Rent” initiative, which asks people to pledge a portion of their income to indigenous groups on a regular basis. House House, the developer of Untitled Goose Game and Push Me, Pull You, will give “at least 1%” of all their earnings going forward to indigenous groups.Our videogames are made on stolen Wurundjeri land. We at House House will be paying at least 1% of our income to Indigenous groups, in perpetuity, as part of the Pay the Rent movement. We’d encourage others to do the same:https://t.co/lMTNdOvTsS — House House (@house_house_) January 29, 2020As a start, we’re giving to the Wurundjeri Tribe Council, Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, and @SeedMob.If you’re a settler living and working on Aboriginal land, like we are, please consider paying the rent: https://t.co/qSh7l3CXlA — House House (@house_house_) January 29, 2020″Our videogames are made on stolen Wurundjeri land,” their announcement acknowledges. The land of the Wurundjeri tribe covers what is now known as the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. Prior to colonization, there were around 300 unique Indigenous nations.To date, Untitled Goose Game has sold over one million copies–if it continues to sell well in 2020, 1% a month could be a substantial contribution. The goose terrorized the Game Awards in 2019, and might get its own Lego set.
Source: Untitled Goose Game Devs Commit 1% Of All Future Earnings To Australian Indigenous Groups

Arrow: Series Finale – "Fadeout" Review

Arrow: Series Finale – "Fadeout" Review

Warning: this review contains full spoilers for the series finale of Arrow! If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review for Season 8, Episode 9 and our full review of the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. [poilib element=”accentDivider”] It’s a strange experience writing the final review for a series that’s been a part of my personal and professional life for eight years. Before Arrow existed, Smallville was the closest thing to a fully realized, live-action superhero universe on TV. Now we have a whole Arrowverse, one that keeps getting bigger and crazier and comic book-ier with each passing year. Oliver Queen changed a lot over the course of eight years, as did world around him. It’s fitting that the series takes its final bow not by putting Ollie in the spotlight, but by examining how his crusade affected the lives of everyone around him. To be frank, Arrow didn’t even necessarily need a series finale in the wake of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Ollie already made his grand, heroic sacrifice and finally achieved his goal of saving Star City. What more even needs to be said at this point? But in a way, that works to the benefit of “Fadeout.” The hardest part is already over. There’s really no way to unstick the landing, so the finale is less an epic climax to the series than it is a quiet epilogue and an opportunity to spend one last hour with old friends. Quite a few old friends, as it turns out. “Fadeout” shows us Lex Luthor wasn’t the only one to manipulate reality and create a new Earth more to his liking. Ollie apparently tweaked Earth-Prime so that doppelgangers of nearly all the loved ones who died over the course of the series are now living in the reborn Star City. It’s a clever twist that allows the series to end on a very upbeat and hopeful note despite, you know, everyone grieving for the dead main character. It says a lot about Ollie that he went through the trouble of giving all these people – his mother, Tommy, even poor, twisted Emiko – a second chance without trying to reclaim his own life. And perhaps most importantly, the method behind these “resurrections” dances around any concerns about cheapening their original deaths. Those deaths still happened, just in a universe that no longer exists. [widget…
Source: Arrow: Series Finale – "Fadeout" Review

Bryan Cranston Stars In Absurd Mountain Dew Super Bowl Ad That Remakes The Shining

Bryan Cranston Stars In Absurd Mountain Dew Super Bowl Ad That Remakes The Shining

Super Bowl 54 is coming up soon. There is a football game, of course, but another big draw for the event are all the commercials. We’ve now seen another one, as Mountain Dew has released its big game commercial hyping its new zero sugar version.Mountain Dew recruited Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston for the ad, which sees the actor remake the “Here’s Johnny!” scene from The Shining, basically. Cranston plays Jack Torrance in that horrible scene where he’s trying to kill his wife. Except in this version, Cranston offers his wife a Mountain Dew Zero, and she accepts and everything is just fine. Phew.Be sure to stick through until the end for a special surprise that is quite unnerving. Here’s the video:Mountain Dew is not the first company to release its Super Bowl ad early–check out GameSpot’s roundup of all the commercials revealed so far. Super Bowl broadcaster Fox is charging $5.6 million for 30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl, so this new Mountain Dew ad and the rest did not come cheap.Super Bowl 54 takes place on Sunday, February 2 from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. The San Francisco 49ers are facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs in what’s expected to be high-scoring, action-packed game.Every year EA Sports releases the results of its Super Bowl simulation, but that hasn’t happened yet. The simulation has a spotty track record, so even when the results do come, there is a good reason to doubt them.
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Super Smash Bros Ultimate Patch Notes–Every Fighter Adjustment In Update 7.0

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Patch Notes–Every Fighter Adjustment In Update 7.0

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s latest update, 7.0, is live now, and Byleth is now available for any player with the Fighter’s Pass (or they can be bought separately). That’s not the only change that has been introduced, though, with patch notes showing tweaks being made across the board to better balance Nintendo’s flagship fighter.Both Samus and Dark Samus have received a buff, and many characters now have larger shields. Shiek, Zelda, and Young Link are all now more useful, and across the board nerfs are pretty rare–perhaps the most substantial is that Joker can now summon Arsene for less time if you’re being damaged in battles with two or fewer opponents.Below is the full list of character changes made in patch 7.0. The update must be applied to continue playing the game online.Donkey KongOtherIncreased shield size.Made the head briefly invincible after deactivating shield.LinkOtherIncreased shield size.SamusDash AttackIncreased the power of the beginning of the attack.SamusUp Smash AttackExtended launch distance.SamusDown Smash AttackExtended launch distance.SamusUp ThrowExtended launch distance.SamusOtherIncreased power of midair grab.Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.Increased shield size.Dark SamusDash AttackIncreased the power of the beginning of the attack.Dark SamusUp Smash AttackExtended launch distance.Dark SamusDown Smash AttackExtended launch distance.Dark SamusUp ThrowExtended launch distance.Dark SamusOtherIncreased power of midair grab.Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for midair grab.Increased shield size.Made the right arm briefly invincible after activating shield.YoshiOtherIncreased shield size.Made the head and both legs briefly invincible after activating shield.KirbyOtherIncreased shield size.FoxOtherChanged the animation when receiving attacks from opponents while shielding.PikachuOtherIncreased shield size.Captain FalconNeutral Attack 1Made it easier to hit multiple times.Captain FalconOtherIncreased shield size.BowserOtherIncreased shield size.Ice ClimbersOtherIncreased shield size.SheikDown Smash AttackIncreased attack speed.Made it easier to hit multiple times.SheikGrabIncreased grab range of stationary grab.SheikNeutral SpecialReduced vulnerability when landing after using the move in the air.SheikSide SpecialReduced vulnerability after using the move on the ground and in the air.Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts for the explosion.The explosion will no longer get negated.SheikUp SpecialExtended launch distance for the explosion.SheikOtherIncreased shield size.ZeldaSide Tilt AttackIncreased power.Extended launch distance.ZeldaNeutral Air AttackReduced vulnerability when landing after using the move.Made it easier to hit multiple times.ZeldaUp Air AttackIncreased attack range.Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.Decreased power for the latter half of the time hit detection lasts.Extended launch distance when hit in the high-damage range.ZeldaSide SpecialIncreased the high-damage range.Increased the amount of time hit detection lasts.ZeldaDown SpecialIncreased power.Extended launch distance.ZeldaOtherIncreased…
Source: Super Smash Bros Ultimate Patch Notes–Every Fighter Adjustment In Update 7.0

Arrow's Finale Sets Up Huge Things for One Key Character

Arrow's Finale Sets Up Huge Things for One Key Character

This interview contains full spoilers for Arrow’s series finale, “Fadeout.” [poilib element=”accentDivider”] Oliver Queen may have died during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, but as Arrow’s series finale proves, the Emerald Archer’s story will continue to have ripple effects throughout the DC TV multiverse for years to come. Dead characters like Moira Queen, Quentin Lance, and Tommy Merlyn are now alive again thanks to Oliver’s sacrifice; Team Arrow members John Diggle, Dinah Drake, Laurel Lance, and Rene Ramirez have new jobs and missions ahead of them; Roy and Thea are finally getting married; Mia Queen is safely back in the future and all teed up to star in a potential Green Arrow and the Canaries spinoff; and Oliver and Felicity can look forward to an eternity together. [ignvideo url=”https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/18/crisis-on-infinite-earths-crossover-review”] And even though Oliver’s story is technically at an end, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee that we’ve seen the last of him – he is the Spectre, after all. Below, Arrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim, showrunner Beth Schwartz, and star David Ramsey break down some of the biggest moments from the finale and the repercussions we might see in other Arrowverse shows like The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, Batwoman, and the upcoming Superman and Lois spinoff. Will John Diggle Become a Green Lantern? In the final minutes of Arrow’s series finale, the show finally paid off a fan theory that has been years in the making. As John Diggle (David Ramsey) prepared to pack up his life in Star City and move his family to Metropolis following Oliver Queen’s funeral, he had a close encounter with some burning space debris, discovering a mysterious box in the wreckage that, when opened, emitted a bright green light… We didn’t get to see exactly what was in the box, but DC fans probably have their suspicions, especially since Arrow has been teasing a connection between Diggle and the Green Lantern mythology for multiple seasons now. Talking to reporters following a screening of the Arrow finale, Ramsey was coy about what the moment might mean for Diggle moving forward. “So he did get a green box and it was very exciting. I don’t know what that means, but he does go to Metropolis and he got a green box, and we’ll see… we’ll find out [what that means].” Arrow co-creator and executive producer Marc Guggenheim said they had to be purposefully vague about a potential Green…
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Arrow Series Finale: What That Green Lantern Tease Means

Arrow Series Finale: What That Green Lantern Tease Means

Just like that, Arrow, the series that launched a universe of superhero shows on The CW, has come to a close. The series finale gave closure to nearly every character on the show. However, it also teased something that could come in the future.Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Arrow series finally, titled “Fadeout.” If you haven’t watched yet and don’t want to be spoiled, walk away now.In the final minutes of the series finale, Arrow finally paid off a fan theory that’s stretched over multiple seasons. As he was packing up his family to move to Metropolis, John Diggle (David Ramsey) was knocked off his feet by a meteor crashing to the Earth. Upon inspecting the crater, he found a box that contained something glowing and green.While it’s not confirmed, this seems to point to Diggle’s future as a Green Lantern, which was teased on the show during the Elseworlds crossover. As for what this means for the larger Arrow-verse, that’s a bit more complicated.”This was something that was worked out over a year ahead with DC Entertainment,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed during a post-screening Q&A. “We very specifically negotiated and discussed the parameters and I feel like, to say anything beyond, you know, what we have showed you would violate our agreement with DC.”However, for those keeping up with what’s coming to The CW, it was recently announced that Superman & Lois, a Metropolis-set series about the Man of Steel and the ace reporter, was ordered to series.With Diggle and his family moving to Metropolis, does that mean we’ll see him again? While Guggenheim wouldn’t confirm that one way or the other, he explained, “We’ve actually talked a lot about Diggle’s and David’s post-Arrow future. We’ve got some really good ideas. And I’m going to stand pat on that. I will also say David has become a remarkable director. And so we’re as interested in him behind the camera as we are in front.”That certainly is not a confirmation, but it’s also definitely not a denial. There’s also that Green Lantern series being developed by Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti for HBO Max, though it has not been revealed whether or not that particular series is set in the Arrow-verse. Whatever the case, there’s hopefully plenty more Diggle (and by extension, Green Lantern) in the future of these shows for years to come.
Source: Arrow Series Finale: What That Green Lantern Tease Means

What Arrow's Green Lantern Tease Means For The Future Of The Arrow-Verse

What Arrow's Green Lantern Tease Means For The Future Of The Arrow-Verse

Just like that, Arrow, the series that launched a universe of superhero shows on The CW, has come to a close. The series finale gave closure to nearly every character on the show. However, it also teased something that could come in the future.Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Arrow series finally, titled “Fadeout.” If you haven’t watched yet and don’t want to be spoiled, walk away now.In the final minutes of the series finale, Arrow finally paid off a fan theory that’s stretched over multiple seasons. As he was packing up his family to move to Metropolis, John Diggle (David Ramsey) was knocked off his feet by a meteor crashing to the Earth. Upon inspecting the crater, he found a box that contained something glowing and green.While it’s not confirmed, this seems to point to Diggle’s future as a Green Lantern, which was teased on the show during the Elseworlds crossover. As for what this means for the larger Arrow-verse, that’s a bit more complicated.”This was something that was worked out over a year ahead with DC Entertainment,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim revealed during a post-screening Q&A. “We very specifically negotiated and discussed the parameters and I feel like, to say anything beyond, you know, what we have showed you would violate our agreement with DC.”However, for those keeping up with what’s coming to The CW, it was recently announced that Superman & Lois, a Metropolis-set series about the Man of Steel and the ace reporter, was ordered to series.With Diggle and his family moving to Metropolis, does that mean we’ll see him again? While Guggenheim wouldn’t confirm that one way or the other, he explained, “We’ve actually talked a lot about Diggle’s and David’s post-Arrow future. We’ve got some really good ideas. And I’m going to stand pat on that. I will also say David has become a remarkable director. And so we’re as interested in him behind the camera as we are in front.”That certainly is not a confirmation, but it’s also definitely not a denial. There’s also that Green Lantern series being developed by Arrow executive producer Greg Berlanti for HBO Max, though it has not been revealed whether or not that particular series is set in the Arrow-verse. Whatever the case, there’s hopefully plenty more Diggle (and by extension, Green Lantern) in the future of these shows for years to come.
Source: What Arrow's Green Lantern Tease Means For The Future Of The Arrow-Verse