One of the last holdouts in the advertising trend among streaming services is about to give in. Amazon warned it was thinking about adding ads to Prime Video, and it will make do on that threat about a month from now, they announced today.
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.
There’s one more place to find the Crunchyroll app as of today. The country’s largest anime distributor announced a deal today with Amazon that makes its streaming app accessible through Prime Video, in addition to the platforms it’s already on.
The wait for the second season of Robert Kirkman’s excellent animated adaption of his equally excellent comic book is almost over. However, even when it does premiere, Amazon is planning to drag it out as long as possible. Season 2 of Invincible is eight episodes long, but Amazon is only giving us four this November, and holding the other four until an unspecified time in early 2024. Come on, Bezos, have a heart for once.
Though most of Amazon’s current TV content remains restricted to a digital format, you don’t need a Prime subscription to watch their current biggest hit, The Boys (though you have to wait a while if this is your preferred format). The show’s third season will be pressed to physical discs next month.
Homelander, Omni-Man, and Peacemaker make up the first batch of guest characters in Mortal Kombat 1’s Kombat Pack 1 DLC. Fans of Kombat kids can also rejoice as Takeda Takahashi joins the roster, along with classic Mortal Kombat villains like Ermac and Quan-chi. While there are no female DLC characters, the recent reveal of 2 female characters for the main roster compensates for it.
Well, here’s the moment we’d almost completely given up on seeing happen. The last time Amazon premiered an episode of Robert Kirkman’s Invincible was over two years ago, and there’s barely been a breath about future seasons since, even though we knew they were coming. To wait THIS long, you gotta be… ( INSERT LOGO CARD HERE )
Invincible : Guarding the Globe is a great distraction while waiting for the Season 2 of Invincible. Fans of the comics, Casuals and Critics loved this show. In a world where most American animation uses the Calarts art style, this show breaks the cycle. Invincible gives as the 1980s art style but with the modern animation of DC animated movies and Shonen anime. Amazon Prime has not given any release date but they promised it will be in Late 2023. This Steven Yeun starrer is one of the top shows of Amazon Prime. I warn parents though, this is not for kids. It is one of the most violent and gruesome adult animation I had ever seen.
For those who have not watched Season 1, below is a recap.
Imagine getting Bruce Timm back to make a new Batman cartoon — and then dumping the show. Wait, we don’t have to imagine — it really happened, thanks to real-life Looney Tune David Zaslav and his cost-cutting regime at WB Discovery. Batman: Caped Crusader was announced in May of 2021 as a gritty, noir-ish take on the Dark Knight in the vibe of Batman: The Animated Series. Timm, who was responsible for much of how that series turned out, would return to direct. But it wasn’t long after that announcement was made that Zaslav took over and kiboshed most non-Velma-related animated projects, including this one.
The Class of ’07 will be available on Amazon Prime in Australia and New Zealand on March 18th, and will likely be available globally in the future, as Prime video originals are not exclusive to any country. The show focuses on early 2000s nostalgia and female friendships, which can be fragile and difficult to maintain over time.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge signed a deal with Amazon last year to produce exclusive original content for them, and as of today, we now know what the first of those will be. Surprisingly, it’s a Tomb Raider TV show. As reported by THR, Phoebe is writing the episodes and serving as executive producer, but is not playing Lara herself. She’s a bit too old to play the svelte adventurer.