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Lately The Game Awards has become far more trailer than show, with host Geoff Keighley having to speed through a lot of categories tonight just to fit in all the announcements, commercials and paid stunts. It’s become a compact E3 of sorts, except it takes place within just three hours’ time.
If it seems like Nintendo doesn’t update the N64 portion of their NSO library as often as the other categories, that’s because they don’t. The N64’s library simply wasn’t as large as that of their previous systems, the NES, SNES and Game Boy. But then you have moments like tonight, when five minutes into the Game Awards, Nintendo dropped THREE N64 games into NSO.
Game developer Orange Popcorn has announced their new Metroidvania action title, Hunter X: code name T (the lower case is part of the official spelling), will launch on Steam in just a few days.
In “My Demon”, there is a demon named Jeong Gu-Won who hides his age well. By looking at him, you would not know that he was about 200 years old. That’s how long he has been making deals with humans. He grants their wishes and they can live the life they please for 10 years. When the time is up, they have to pay up, per the contract.
The next Crunchyroll Anime Awards will be held in Tokyo this coming March. The recipients of said awards will be chosen much like they were last year: over 100 figures from in and around the anime industry will choose nominees, and anime fans from around the world will vote on which ones win. The complete list of categories was revealed today, and it includes three new ones: Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography and Best Slice of Life.
If you thought Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake was a one-time deal….well, so did we, so we’re surprised (but not disappointed) to learn today Max has renewed the show for a second season. All episodes of Season 1 debuted last September on the streaming service.
Free league are fast becoming a household name in the RPG community. Have they got another hit? Find out in this Walking Dead Universe RPG review. The Swedish publisher is famous for releasing high quality, easy to learn, quick to table, and most importantly; fun RPG games. Also renown for acquiring big budget IPs, they have done it again with the acquisition of AMC’s The Walking Dead TV series.
My passion for The Guyver is very close to that of O’Brien (though it did not drive me to write a book), in that I discovered the first film on the video rental store shelf in the early 90’s and was mesmerized by its unique blend of horror, comedy and choreographed violence. I had never seen anything like it and found myself renting it multiple times to share with friends.
Shim Jung-woo is a Confucian scholar who scored the highest on the civil service exams. The king would been pleased if he could put this young man’s intellect and skills to good use. But the leader of a corrupt political party, his father, arranged for him to be married to the princess. On the wedding day, the princess drops dead right after he bows. He became a widower before he could even consummate the marriage. So now he’s a prince who can not participate in political affairs or serve in any way other than being a prince, a member of the royal family. He’s got nothing but time on his hands. He spends the next 8 years studying and learning everything! Art. Music. Medicine. Law. Especially, the laws governing marriage. He hopes to find a legal way to have his marriage annulled.
In case you haven’t checked in for a while, ComiXology is dead. The decay has been slow, so this might not surprise everyone, but allowing itself to be bought by Amazon was the biggest mistake it ever made. All ComiXology purchases have now been absorbed into Kindle, which no comics reader wants to use as its interface is buggy and awful for this sort of medium. This, essentially, means we have to start all over. A few new digital comics subscription services have sprung up in ComiXology’s wake, and though none have become dominant yet, the one called Omnibus just got a big lift. IDW announced today its library of titles will be accessible through the Omnibus app, effective immediately. “We are excited to partner with Omnibus and their new digital reading app,” says Tara McCrillis, IDW’s Co-Publisher. “We believe the hole ComiXology is leaving in the market is going to be filled with innovators like the Omnibus team. Our goal is to allow our fans to have access to our content in as many places as possible.” IDW’s comics include Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, Star Trek, The Rocketeer, Dungeons & Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (including the smash hit The Last Ronin), and many original stories with non-licensed characters. The deal also includes the titles from Top Shelf, the IDW subsidiary. There are now over 300 IDW comics on Omnibus, which isn’t quite as many as there were on ComiXology, but it’s a work in progress and the company says more will be added in the coming months. The Omnibus app is available on iPad and the web internationally. iPhone and Android versions are coming soon.
Before Bethesda got swallowed by Microsoft to make bland space exploration games, they became world famous for the Fallout series — a set of post-apocalyptic RPGs set in a world where the Cold War of the 50s actually went hot and culture pretty much froze there. You typically play as a survivor emerging from their bunker who must now find ways to survive, beat hideous mutants, and converse with a variety of weird characters. Back in July of 2020 it was announced Amazon was looking into making a Fallout TV show. It’s been a long, loooong wait, but the thing is finally crawling out of the underground next spring — Amazon released a trailer to prove it. The original announcement revealed Westworld‘s Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy were in charge. This is still true and turned out to be good for them, as Westworld would decline and then Zaslav would throw it away like yesterday’s trash. Here are the characters you’ll meet and who’s playing them. No Ron Perlman, sorry:
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