Lost Sphear Review

Lost Sphear Review

Creating an old-fashioned role-playing game that reminds fans of the classics they loved as kids seems like it would be a simple matter. You’d expect dated-looking graphics, a streamlined structure, and simplistic writing, all which demand fewer resources than a grand epic that slices the bleeding edge of technology. For a big company like Square Enix, it should be a breeze… right? Well, perhaps not, if Lost Sphear is anything to go by. The second game from Square Enix’s internal Tokyo RPG Factory studio, Lost Sphear, is another attempt at a brand-new role-playing game inspired by the company’s classic games — specifically, Chrono Trigger. But, like its predecessor (2016’s I am Setsuna), this retro-style adventure borrows from the greats without ever quite finding its own identity. It certainly comes a lot closer to being a modern-day Chrono Trigger than Setsuna, but it’s far short of being a work on par with the games it cribs from. Continue reading…
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Supergirl: "Fort Rozz" Review

Supergirl: "Fort Rozz" Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below. As I said last week, the biggest strength with Supergirl: Season 3 is the show’s increased emphasis on crafting nuanced, three-dimensional villains. For the most part, that process has centered around the season’s big baddie, Reign, while lesser villains like Morgan Edge still fall victim to old habits. “Fort Rozz” is reassuring because it proves the show can make up for lost time and redeem villains it’s struggled to make use of in the past. This episode certainly boasted a novel premise, with Kara taking on an interstellar mission without the benefit of her powers or the direct aid of her usual allies. Instead, she had to form a ragtag alliance that included Saturn Girl, Livewire and Psi. Basically, the closest this show will likely ever come to having its own Suicide Squad. Once again, Kara’s ability to lead, unify and inspire others took precedence over her physical strength. That generally tends to make for enjoyable conflicts, and this week was no exception. Continue reading…
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Ryan Reynolds to Produce Clue Movie With Deadpool Writers

Ryan Reynolds to Produce Clue Movie With Deadpool Writers

Ryan Reynolds will reportedly be producing, and possibly even starring in, a new Clue movie for Fox. Deadline reports Reynolds and his production company Maximum Effort have signed a three-year first look deal with Fox, and the first project under this deal is reportedly a new live-action take on the board game Clue. Reynolds will potentially star in the movie as well, which is based on the Hasbro board game of the same name. According to Deadline, Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are currently in talks to pen the screenplay. Allspark Pictures, the film division of Hasbro, will also produce alongside Maximum Effort. A release date has not been set yet. Continue reading…
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John Cena in Talks to Star in Duke Nukem

John Cena in Talks to Star in Duke Nukem

The upcoming Duke Nukem movie may have found its leading man in John Cena. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the WWE superstar is in talks to star in Paramount’s adaptation of the iconic video game series. The project does not yet have a director, but the search for a writer will reportedly begin soon. Cena in Daddy’s Home 2Continue reading…
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Why Thanos' Latest Story Has Fans Talking

Why Thanos' Latest Story Has Fans Talking

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent. Once you check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week! Editor’s Note: We’re trying a new format for this weekly feature by presenting our picks in a slideshow. Comics are a visual medium this allows us to put the artwork front and center. It also lets us put everything on one page. Let us know your thoughts in the comments! Continue reading…
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Game of Thrones Cosplay to Strengthen Father-Son Bond

Game of Thrones Cosplay to Strengthen Father-Son Bond

Welcome to Hero Makeover, our video series where professional costume designers and makeup artists transform real-world heroes into their favorite characters. A father named David is our hero in Episode 4. At 6’8″ tall, David felt awkward and out of place before discovering cosplay. By portraying his favorite characters from film and television, he’s able to celebrate his height, and in Hero Makeover’s fourth episode, we help him share this passion with his son, Max. See David and Max cosplay as The Hound—and “The Pup”—from HBO’s Game of Thrones in the video player above. Continue reading…
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The Gifted: Season 1 Review

The Gifted: Season 1 Review

Author’s Note: This is a mostly spoiler-free review of Season 1 of The Gifted. While we will be talking about some general plot lines, we won’t be explicitly giving away anything that happens. That way, if you were curious about the show, then you can read this season overview to get an idea of what it’s like without having everything spoiled for you. The Gifted’s first season was faced with a difficult task: make a compelling show set in the world of the X-Men… without actually using any popular X-Men characters. The solution was for it to exist in a post-X-Men world and focus on the seemingly ordinary Strucker family. It turns out the Strucker children are both mutants, so to protect them, the parents make a deal with the mutant underground in order to escape the mutant-hunting Sentinel Services program. The first few episodes make a meal out of this predicament, adding in dramatic twists and forcing the characters to make impossible choices to protect their loved ones, but what follows after is a hit-or-miss affair dogged by the show’s low-end production value and repetitive episode structure. The Gifted does succeed in its mission, to a degree, largely thanks to a few standout performances and some satisfying season-long plotlines, but you have to be willing to forgive some of the less-than-stellar elements along the way. Continue reading…
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Rust Coming Out of Early Access in Feb., But Still Not Ready for Final Release

Rust Coming Out of Early Access in Feb., But Still Not Ready for Final Release

After over 4 years of being in Early Access on Steam, the survival game Rust is moving to the next stage in its development. Announced in an official blog post Rust will no longer be an Early Access game as of February 8, 2018. The post clarifies this doesn’t mean the game is finished yet and urges players to “Think of it more like we’re leaving Prototyping and entering Alpha.” Facepunch Studios also promises to keep releasing updates, though they will be on a monthly, rather than weekly, to ensure greater stability. There will also be a different version of Rust available, similar to a public test server, which will be updated daily but may not be as stable. Continue reading…
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Mighty Ducks TV Series Reportedly in the Works

Mighty Ducks TV Series Reportedly in the Works

A Mighty Ducks TV series is reportedly in the works. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC Signature Studios is working on a show based on the ’90s hockey movie trilogy. Steven Brill, the writer of all three films, is reportedly working on the script for the potential series with Jordan Kerner, who produced the movies, also developing the show. It’s unclear if this TV adaptation will be a prequel, sequel, or remake. The Mighty Ducks (1992)Continue reading…
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