Thursday, March 31, 2016

Anime News: Ace Attorney

Ace Attorney is a 2016 Japanese mystery drama anime series produced by A-1 Pictures, originally based on the Ace Attorney series of visual novels created by Capcom. It is directed by Ayumu Watanabe and written by Atsuhiro Tomioka. 

The anime's official website has revealed that the anime of Capcom's Ace Attorney (Gyakuten Saiban) will premiere on April 2nd, 2016.

Will you be watching?

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Throwback Thursday: Penguin Land

Hello Everyone,

Throwback Thursday Video games is back!

This week I am highlighting a favorite of my youth, Penguin Land. I am not sure how many people actually played this game but I very much enjoyed this.

History: Penguin Land is a Sega Master System game and the second game in the Doki Doki Penguin Land series from August 18, 1987. In this game you play as a penguin going through a puzzle platformer stage and try to guide your egg around the polar bears, rocks, and other hazards to the end of the stage. The game has a total of 50 stages and a level editor which can save up to 15 additional levels. The level editor data is stored on the game's battery back-up RAM. The game begins where three penguin eggs are lost on a distant planet. The player controls the Penguin Mission Commander Overbite, who must guide these eggs down to the bottom of a frigid cavern filled with traps, enemies, and secret passages. The Spaceship Crew eagerly awaits at the bottom of this cavern to welcome the hero Overbite and carry the eggs to safety.

The object of the game is to successfully push and drop an egg down to the bottom of a vertically scrolling cavern of ice. The player is able to push the egg left and right, push it off cliffs onto lower platforms, and melt ice blocks to create a passage for the egg. If the egg falls more than 3 blocks downward, it will break. Also, if Overbite lands on the egg, but the egg cannot be rolled left or right, the egg will break. The round is completed when the egg is successfully delivered to the bottom of the level.

Fangirl Thoughts: This game was so much fun and heartbreaking at the same time. I really thought of this as my console Lemmings game. It was a great puzzler that would you leave you stomped and made when your egg is broken. I enjoyed sitting for hours trying to figure out how to get that stupid egg from the top of the screen to the very bottom. 

I like building my own levels. I would make them impossible to super easy. I enjoyed stumping my brothers and beating the clock on a hard level. 

Who remembers this game?

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Xbox news from Microsoft Build Developers Conference today

A message from the Microsoft Build Developers Conference which kicked off  in San Francisco, Calif., with Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer speaking directly to developers about the following opportunities on Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • · New UWP updates. Phil highlighted that PC game developers will have access to a fully open ecosystem with UWP, with multiple paths provided to deliver both Win32 games as well as UWP titles, the ability to distribute their title in any store desired as well as more predictable performance for features such as modding, overlays, multiple GPUs, and more. 
  • · Xbox Dev Mode. Today we announced Xbox Dev Mode, which transforms any retail Xbox One into a dev kit, available today in preview and coming to all Xbox One owners with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this summer. Developers of all shapes and sizes will be able to use Xbox Dev Mode to build and test UWP apps and games on their retail Xbox One console. Because Dev Mode is in a preview environment today, we recommend only experienced developers engage with Dev Mode at this time.
  • · Gaming and the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. With the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, we will be enabling even more gaming features across Xbox One and Windows 10. More features will be unveiled in the coming months but developers and gamers can expect to see:
    • Xbox and Windows Store convergence. The best of the Xbox Store comes together with the best of the Windows Store beginning this summer with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The store will work across all devices in the ecosystem and provide developers more choice in how and where they deliver their content and monetize their customers. New support will include features that game developers have come to expect and require from Xbox One into the Windows Store including support for bundles, season passes, pre-orders and more. 
    • Cortana on Xbox One. When Cortana arrives on Xbox One with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, gamers can expect the familiar Cortana experience found on other Windows 10 devices. Cortana will get smarter over time to become your personal gaming assistant and help you find great new games, new challenges or help you with tips and tricks. More specific details to come.
    • Background Music. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update lays the foundation for most requested fan features like background music. Background music is the ability to listen to music from Xbox One apps in the background while you’re doing another activity on the console. This means your music will be played without the app being in Snap mode.
You can read more about all the news from Microsoft at Build day one at 2016, and more on the Xbox news at, posting a little later.

Are you interested in joining the Xbox Dev Mode preview? There are a few important points you need to be aware of if you or a colleague want to try out Xbox Dev Mode while it’s in preview. Because this is a preview environment, we recommend only experienced developers try out Dev Mode at this time – it will change the way your console operates and, at this time, may remove content you currently have downloaded. Here are a few things to know and to do to join the preview.
  • 1. You cannot join the Xbox Dev Mode developer preview if you are currently enrolled in any other Xbox One preview group, this includes the Xbox One System Update Preview Program. You can opt-out of the System Update Preview Program through the Xbox Preview Dashboard app.
  • 2. You must first join the Windows Insider Program and download the latest Windows Insider SDK Preview release on a Windows 10 PC.
  • 3. You must download and install Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 on your Windows 10 PC.
  • 4. Download and run the Dev Mode Activation app from the Xbox store on your console to gain access to the Dev Mode software that will be made available to you as a member of the Dev Preview Group.
  • 5. When you run the app you will receive an activation code.
  • 6. Create a Windows Developer Center account through a PC web browser at This requires a one-time cost of $19 USD for a personal account. Accept the terms and conditions, and enter that activation code; this gives your Xbox One the entitlement to join the Dev Preview Group.
  • 7. Your console will download a system update and may reboot during installation.
  • 8. Once downloaded, go back to the Dev Mode Activation app to finish activating Dev Mode on your retail Xbox One, transforming it into a dev kit; your console will reboot again and the process will be complete.
  • 9. While your retail console is in Dev Mode, you will not be able to run your existing Xbox One games or apps. To play your games or apps again, disable Dev Mode to return the console into Retail Mode and play again.
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Premier Broadcast Features Story Trailer, Character Spotlights and More, “The Star Log,” a live stream series focused on debuting new content and information for STAR OCEAN®: Integrity and Faithlessness™ premiered last night.

In this episode, SQUARE ENIX® debuted a new story trailer highlighting the journey Fidel and his friends must take to protect a mysterious young girl named Relia, who holds the key to the story. The team also debuted character spotlight videos for two of the main characters, Fidel and Miki. Finally, it was announced that players will be able to enjoy the game in dual-audio with the ability to switch between English and Japanese voice tracks with the option for English subtitles.

The Star Log #1 broadcast is available to view on the Square Enix YouTube channel at:

STAR OCEAN: Integrity and Faithlessness will be released for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system in 2016 and is not yet rated. Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings. 

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This May, DC Entertainment unveils a new take on classic Saturday Morning cartoon characters with the release of Future Quest and Scooby Apocalypse, and here’s a look at some hot variant covers for these two great books!

On sale May 18, Future Quest features stories by Jeff Parker (Batman ’66, Justice League United) with art by Evan “Doc” Shaner (Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern). This series takes teenage adventurer Jonny Quest and the classic Hanna-Barbera action heroes into a whole new dimension! Future Quest will ship with a total of four variant covers (in addition to the standard cover by Shaner) and we’re premiering two of them today. Steve Rude gives us his fantastic depiction of Jonny Quest and his pal Hadji, while Bill Sienkiewicz delivers an awesome rendition of Space Ghost, Jan, Jace and their mascot Blip, against a backdrop of his arch-nemeses, Brak and Zorak!

On May 25, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Daphne, Velma and Fred are at it again, solving the mystery behind a nanite-infected world in Scooby Apocalypse. It’s monsters, mayhem and madness from co-writers Keith Giffen (Sugar & Spike, Legends of Tomorrow anthology) and JM DeMatteis, with art by Howard Porter (Superman). In addition to the standard cover by veteran artist Jim Lee, we’re showing off the first of four variant covers that will be available on May 25, Scooby-Doo (complete with Scooby Snack) by Howard Porter, and mystery hunter Fred Jones from legendary artist Neal Adams.

More variants are on the way!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics and GameChanger Charity Offering Tomb Raider Incentives

Rise of the Tomb Raider Cold Darkness Awakened DLC Available Now!

Crystal Dynamics® and Square Enix® are celebrating 20 years of Lara Croft®, star of the award-winning TOMB RAIDER® franchise this year, beginning with festivities for this major milestone at PAX East 2016. The developers of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend®, the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider® reboot in 2013, last year’s hit Rise of the Tomb Raider® and more will celebrate the achievements of the Tomb Raider series and its protagonist, with special activities and events planned throughout 2016.

“Since its introduction, Tomb Raider has held a significant place in video game history, and further cements that with this milestone,” said Ron Rosenberg, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “We look forward to celebrating with fans, and honoring the iconic Lara Croft with special events, retrospectives, giveaways and other surprises throughout this year of Tomb Raider.”

First making her debut in 1996 with the original Tomb Raider from Core Design, famous archeologist Lara Croft is a powerful force within the gaming industry, and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. From being named an ambassador for scientific excellence to appearing live on tour with U2, Lara Croft reaches millions of people around the world. With over 30 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine has been a cultural icon for 20 years on gaming screens and Hollywood silver screens, battling T-Rexes and the undead and adventuring around the globe. Lara has had adventures in over 25 countries, explored the Mediterranean, Adriatic, and Andaman Seas, ventured to Antarctica and the Arctic Circle, and rediscovered Atlantis and the lost island of Yamatai.

“Tomb Raider has become a cultural phenomenon over the last 20 years, selling millions of copies worldwide, sparking one of the most successful video game film adaptations in history, and inspiring our amazing fans of all ages,” said Scot Amos, Co-Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “It’s incredible to be part of this legend and to see how much the series has evolved over time, and think about what’s yet to come. Here’s to 20 more years of adventure together.”

As part of the 20-year celebration, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have partnered with GameChanger Charity to provide a free digital copy of Tomb Raider 2013 for every donation made to the charity of at least $1. Eligible contributors who donate at least $20 will be entered into a drawing where prizes include a special Crystal Dynamics swag bag including a collector’s edition of Rise of The Tomb Raider, along with special items related to the series and its famed globetrotting explorer (see official rules for details). GameChanger is a non-profit focused on improving the lives of children suffering from life-threatening diseases. GameChanger delivers video game gifts to hospitals, and provides financial support to deserving families.

To donate to GameChanger, please visit

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics today also released the third Rise of The Tomb Raider content pack titled Cold Darkness Awakened for PC on Steam ® and The Windows Store for $9.99. Players who have purchased the Season Pass or have downloaded the additional content separately will be able to continue the journey as Lara Croft takes on nightmarish predators in an abandoned Cold War base. Cold Darkness Awakened will also be available that same day for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Watch the new trailer for Cold Darkness Awakened.

Along with the award-winning Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and Rise of the Tomb Raider, the series spans PC, console, mobile and handheld, with other hit titles such as Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light®, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris®, Lara Croft: Relic Run® and Lara Croft GO™.

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Play the Unravel Open Trial For Free Now!

If you haven’t had the opportunity to embark on a journey with Yarny yet, you can do it now! An open trial of Unravel’s™ first level is available on Origin™ for PC, Xbox One®, and PlayStation®4.

Unravel is a unique physics-based puzzle platformer centered around a tiny, endearing character named Yarny. Small in size, but big in heart, Yarny is a positive force in a world filled with life’s challenges. As Yarny’s adventure unfolds, players will unlock a heartfelt story about love and longing, and the ties that bind, with Yarny as the red thread that runs through it all.

EA welcomes everyone to experience Unravel’s first level, “Thistle and Weeds”. Players can join Yarny to solve puzzles, explore captivating environments, and uncover a hidden story woven into the fabric of the game. This free trial of Unravel will be available for 10 hours on Xbox One® and Origin™ for PC and is unlimited on PlayStation®4.

To join the Unravel conversation, please follow us on Twitter® , Facebook at and Instagram at .

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First Post Launch Character Joins Street Fighter V Roster Today!

Capcom will release the first post launch character to join the illustrious Street Fighter V lineup. Fan favorite Alex made his first appearance in Street Fighter III back in 1997, and he hits the streets again as a brash grappler whose bold attitude often gets him into trouble. His parents died while he was still young, so he was raised by his father’s friend who taught him everything he knows about fighting. Alex will be battle ready beginning today for all Street Fighter V players on PS4 and PC.

Also launching, the In-Game Shop for earned currency (aka Fight Money) lets players spend their hard earned Fight Money to purchase extra game content, such as new characters (100,000 FM each) and Story Mode Costumes (40,000 FM each). Guile, Ibuki, Balrog, Juri, and Urien will be releasing later this year and each will have a Story Mode costume available for purchase using Fight Money. Additional content will be announced at a later date.

Since the In-Game Shop for real currency (aka Zenny) is not available just yet, Capcom is offering Alex as a free trial period to all players, until the Zenny shop launches. This also applies to any future DLC character that releases prior to the Zenny shop launching. Once the Zenny shop launches, the free trial for DLC characters that released prior to the Zenny shop opening will end, and players will need to use Fight Money, Zenny, or the Season Pass to access those characters.

Earlier this week, several new Street Fighter V game updates and enhancements were made available to players, including:
  • Challenge Mode
    • Demonstrations: Learn the nuances of battle through helpful demonstrations and tutorials. Contains content for each of the 16 characters, as well as advice geared towards players of all skill levels.
    • Trials: Put your skills to the ultimate test with combo trials for all 16 characters, ranging from basic to pro combos. Completing Trials will earn players additional Fight Money. 
  • Online Rematch Option
    • Salty from a close loss online? Want revenge? Players can now play a 2/3 set in Ranked Match when both players accept the rematch. 
  • Battle Lounge Improvements
    • Enjoy up to 8 person lobbies, complete with match spectating.
  • In addition to all of this new content, numerous bug fixes and game improvements have been implemented.
To learn more about Alex and the recent game updates, go here.

Finally, as a way of thanking players for their patience and understanding throughout the beta phases and game launch, Capcom is making Ryu and Chun-Li’s Story Mode Costumes available for free to all users. This is an 80,000 Fight Money value; almost the full amount of a new character. Capcom is planning to release a steady stream of new characters, modes and other enhancements throughout the year and the Street Fighter V team is excited to begin the robust post launch support this week.

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As the 2016 Con season begins, its time for fans and cosplayers to get into character! What better way to show your pride then to rock the essentials of your favorite superhero or villain? Just in time for the film premiere of Suicide Squad and Batman Day 2016, DC Entertainment has just announced two book/mask sets featuring Harley Quinn and Frank Miller’s Dark Knight and a new Batman box set featuring the work of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo!

Following the Batman: Court of Owls and Deathstroke book/mask sets, fans will have a chance to not only read some amazing and thrilling issues of their favorite dark guardian of Gotham and charmingly-psychotic villain, they can now put on their mask and create their own stories! The Harley Quinn book and mask set includes a highly detailed PVC mask plus a copy of the HARLEY QUINN VOL 1: HOT IN THE CITY Trade Paperback, collecting issues #0-8 of her smash hit series.
  • The Harley Quinn set will be on sale August 3rd for $34.99.
The Batman: Dark Knight Returns book and mask set features Frank Miller’s vision of the Dark Knight, including a highly detailed PVC mask plus THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION Trade Paperback, collecting the original groundbreaking 4-issue mini series.
  • The Batman: Dark Knight Returns book and mask set will be on sale October 5th for $39.99.
And if you are worried that your Batman book/mask set won’t make it in time for the Batman Day celebration in late September, you are in luck with the newly collected Batman box set with the first three volumes of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo’s epic run with the caped crusader! The new, slipcased set will include BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS, BATMAN VOL. 2: CITY OF OWLS and BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY Trade Paperbacks. Enjoy the thrilling stories that introduced the deadly Court of Owls and took the Joker to new, horrifying levels of insanity!
  • The Batman box set will be on sale September 7th for $49.99.
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Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta Kicks off on April 18

Xbox wanted to share the news that this April, Gears fans will get their first taste of Gears of War 4, and the opportunity to help shape the multiplayer experience with the Gears of War 4 Versus multiplayer beta, exclusively on Xbox One. Beginning on April 18, fans who’ve played Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 will begin to receive tokens in waves for early access to the beta. Following the conclusion of early access on April 24, all qualifying Xbox Live Gold members on Xbox One will be invited to join the beta until it ends on May 1.

In addition, Xbox is extending the timeframe for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition players to qualify for early access to theGears of War 4 beta from March 1 to April 11. To qualify, just log on to Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 by 11 p.m. PDT, April 11.*

Xbox is also excited to announce that we will be joining you at PAX East in Boston and will be hosting a variety of fan activities, including:
  • · The Gears eSports ESL Pro League Season 2 finals will be LIVE from Boston at PAX East on Saturday, April 23. Fans can tune into the Gears of War Twitch channel to watch the best Gears of War ESL Pro teams square off for the championship title. We are also excited to announce we will be increasing the prize pool for Season 2 to $60,000 thanks to fan support of our Season 2 bundles! During the stream, we will also debut the worldwide exclusive reveal of a new competitive game mode for Gears of War 4. Those watching from home can tune into the stream for instructions on how to get the special Season 2 Finals weapon skin and a chance to win a limited edition custom Gears of War 4 console.
  • · The Out of the Shadows: Inside Gears of War Multiplayer with The Coalition panel on Sunday, Apr. 24 at 10:30am in the Albatross Theater featuring a deeper dive in Gears of War 4 multiplayer and some special surprises. We’ll also be offering up some great prizes to any of our fans who turn up in Gears of War Cosplay! Gears fans who can’t make the show can take part in the fun from home LIVE on the Gears of War Twitch channel!
  • · Lastly, fans at PAX East will be treated to Gears of War 4 Versus multiplayer located in the Xbox Booth.
*To qualify for early access to the Gears of War 4 Multiplayer Beta on Xbox One, log in to Xbox Live and play Gears of War: Ultimate Edition on Xbox One or Windows 10 by 11:00PM PDT, April 11. Tokens for the beta will be distributed in waves through the Xbox Live messaging system and begin arriving Monday April 18. For both Early Access and Xbox Live Gold periods, must be 17+. Xbox One, broadband internet (ISP fees apply) and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required. Beta dates, content, and features subject to change. Not available in all markets. See for the latest information.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fred Van Lente Plunges Into Lovecraftian Mystery With “Weird Detective"

“New York Times” best-selling author returns to Dark Horse. Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce the reunion of Harvey-nominated writer Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy, Conan the Avenger, Resurrectionists) and illustrator Guiu Vilanova (Conan the Avenger) on a new creator-owned comics series—Weird Detective!

Cthulhu cops, the Innsmouth Mafia, telepathic cats, and other crimes against sanity stalk the streets of New York in this pulpy stew of crime, horror, and mystery from the writer of Marvel Zombies and X-Men Noir.

The city has been plagued by a pattern of crimes too weird and bizarre for the average detective. Lurking in the evidence are shadows of loathsome horrors from beyond space and time, seeking to usher in the unimaginable evil of the Old Ones. The only man capable of fighting against the unspeakable terrors isn’t a man at all. Detective Sebastian Greene is one of them—it takes a monster to catch a monster.

“I love H. P. Lovecraft, I love cop shows, and their unholy bastard child is Weird Detective,” Van Lente says. “Seeing cosmic horror at the street crime level opens up both genres to incredible new possibilities. Sebastian Greene is just the person to be your guide through this dangerous world, even as his own partner tries to figure out his dark secret.”

The first issue of Weird Detective contains all twenty-four pages of its three-part debut in Dark Horse Presents, plus twenty-two brand-new pages—all for the regular cover price of $3.99.

The genre-bending five-issue miniseries includes colors by Dark Horse newcomer Maurício Wallace.

Weird Detective launches on June 15. Preorder your copy today at your local comic shop.

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Miitomo Launches in the U.S. on March 31

Nintendo’s First Smart Device App is a Free-to-Start Social Experience

Don’t miss out on being a part of a Nintendo first! On March 31, Miitomo, the company’s first-ever smart device application, is launching in the United States and several other countries. Miitomo is a free-to-start social experience that lets users spark one-of-a-kind conversations with friends in a whole new way using Mii characters. The app recently launched in Japan and was downloaded more than 1 million times in its first three days of availability, while achieving the #1 most downloaded free app status in both the App Store and Google Play storefronts.

Miitomo is a free-to-start social experience that lets users spark one-of-a-kind conversations with friends in a whole new way using Mii characters. (Graphic: Business Wire)

With Miitomo, Nintendo takes its first step into the world of smart devices,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Miitomo brings the special Nintendo charm and polish that people around the world love to an entirely new format and audience.”

Getting started with Miitomo and being a part of this Nintendo milestone is easy: After downloading the application for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, along with Android devices, users create a Mii character and customize facial features like eyes and hair, as well as voice and personality. Users can also use the camera on their smart devices to snap a photo of themselves, which can be used to create a Mii, or they can simply import their Mii from their Wii U or Nintendo 3DSsystems using a QR Code.

Once their Mii is ready, users can add friends who already have the app in person, or by linking the app with their existing Facebook or Twitter accounts. After that step is complete, it’s time to answer some questions! Miitomo creates conversations and turns discussions into a form of play by prompting users to answer all kinds of fun questions. How would you define your fashion style? What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? If you were given ten grand to spend in one day, what would you do? The answers get shared among friends, sparking interesting conversations – part of the fun is discovering unexpected facts about your friends. When users hear how their friends responded to questions, they can give answers a “heart” or a written or picture comment.

To preregister for Miitomo, users can sign up for a Nintendo Account at before March 31 to receive an email when the app is ready to download. People that create their Nintendo Account and preregister before March 31 will also receive Platinum Points for the new My Nintendo rewards program, which will simultaneously launch with Miitomo. Aiming to be much more than a standard rewards program, My Nintendo is a comprehensive service that rewards users for interacting with Nintendo products and services in a variety of ways. Miitomo users who link the app to their Nintendo Account will be able to take advantage of My Nintendo to enhance their experience. Platinum Points can be earned by interacting with Nintendo apps and services, including Miitomo. Gold Points are earned when purchasing digital versions of games from or Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Both Platinum and Gold Points can be redeemed for rewards like games, download content, in-app items and eShop discount coupons.

In addition to Miitomo and the My Nintendo program, Nintendo is also launching an enhanced Wii U and Nintendo 3DS shop on on March 31for users with a Nintendo Account to purchase digital games. Featuring an expanded catalog of more than 2,000 games, this digital store can be accessed on personal computers or smart devices. The shop serves as an additional purchase option to Nintendo eShop on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, with all purchases being sent directly to users’ Nintendo 3DS or Wii U systems for download. Users can now easily find and purchase games that are new, popular and on sale, as well as use filters to search by genre. Purchases of games from this site, as well as Nintendo eShop, will earn My Nintendo Gold Points.

For more information about Miitomo and My Nintendo, visit

ComiXology and Kindle comics readers can now also read fan-favorite Titan titles like Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, Tank Girl & more

Titan Comics, comiXology and Amazon announced an expanded and renewed distribution agreement to sell Titan’s digital comics and collections on the comiXology platform and expand the distribution of Titan’s library toAmazon’s Kindle Store. Titan Comics publishes such fan-favorite titles as Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, Tank Girl and more.

The announcement coincides with the launch of Titan’s latest comic series Rivers of London: Night Witch #1 written by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel with art by Lee Sullivan. This debut joins Titan Comics’ entire catalog on comiXology and in the Kindle Store, which include such hits as Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed, and Deus Ex.

“We’re very happy to continue to offer our incredible library of comics and graphic novels including fan-favorites Doctor Who, Assassin’s Creed and Rivers of London, plus upcoming launches Penny Dreadful, Dark Souls and Sherlock to comiXology and Kindle’s worldwide audience,” said Jo Browne, Digital Marketing Manager. “At Titan we are passionate about producing original and exciting comic stories and we’re sure that comiXology and Kindle comics fans will have a blast reading them.”

“Titan Comics brings the kind of diverse and exciting content that we love to feature on comiXology and share with all our comics fans,” said comiXology’s Senior Director of Communication, Chip Mosher. “From classic action/adventure comic stories to more recent TV, movie, and video game comic tie-ins, Titan’s great titles bring something for everyone to enjoy across comiXology, Kindle and around the world.”

The Kindle Store gives readers access to millions of books on the most popular devices and platforms, including Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, iOS, Android and more.

With over 75,000 comics, graphic novels and manga from more than 150 publishers, comiXology offers the widest selection of digital comics in the world. ComiXology’s immense catalog and cinematic Guided View reading experience make it the best digital platform for comic fans worldwide.

About Titan Comics
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world's greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels remastered for brand-new audiences. Titan is one of the most successful independent publishing operations in the US, with a recent six-week run at #1 in the New York Times bestseller list. For more information, visit:

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Supergirl S1, Ep. 18 "Worlds Finest" Recap

Kara and Winn question what Siobhan is and she gets mad quickly that no one is able to tell her the truth of what she is. Siobhan begins to hear a noise and leaves in a huff. She gets distracted by Livewire's rant about Supergirl and Cat Grant. Cat Grant gives Kara dating advice on how to get James which is by playing hard to get. Siobhan is waling on the street and begins hearing a loud noise and walks away. She shows up at Catco and ends up screaming at Kara which knocks her out and forces her out a window. She is caught by The Flash. She flies off as she has to get back to the city and she notices him running below. She flies back down and they are both confused on who the other one is. Barry begins to list other people in his Earth and realizes he is on the wrong Earth and asks Kara for her help. (great start to this episode).

Barry is with Kara and trying to do research and realizes that no one else exists on this Earth. Barry is amazed that she is an Alien and Winn understands the multiverse theory. Barry realizes that he is stuck here. (there is fantastic chemistry between Barry and Kara) Winn picks on James for being slightly jealous. Attractive racially diverse cast of a CW show is what Cat calls the group of Winn, Kara, Barry, and James. She names Barry the blur. Siobhan visits a mystic shop to see her Aunt and asks for her help. The aunt knows that Siobhan is hearing a calling of the banshee. She is cursed and that if she wants the whispers to stop she has to kill the person who has wronged her. She hatches a plan to get Livewire. Cat Grant refuses to leave when she hears about the escape. Kara enlists Barry's help. DEO welcomes Barry's help. Siobhan (Silver Banshee) teams up with Livewire to take out Kara, Cat, and Supergirl. Barry wants to make a plan but Kara wants to run in and defeat Livewire. Siobhan shows up and is introduced as Silver Banshee and looks like a Day of the Dead reject. Barry calls it and they retreat after being knocked down.

Barry gives Kara a pep talk about dealing with the public turning on her. He says it will just take time. Siobhan and Livewire show up to Catco. Winn tries to talk Siobhan down and begs her to let him help her. Barry and Kara head out to save Cat who has been kidnapped. As Supergirl gets hit with a lot of electricity she falls and is protected by the people. Firefighters hit Livewire and Siobhan with water that knocks them out with the electric current. Kara helps Barry to get back home. They both use their speed to get Barry back. Barry gives her relationship advice and tells her to go for it. They take off running and Kara is able to throw Barry into a breach. She makes a move on James and kisses him. James turns around and walks out in what appears to be a trance. Kara rushes out and realisez that everyone is in some type of trance and headed somewhere.

Fangirl Thoughts: Great crossover episode. The chemistry between Barry and Kara makes you want that ship even though you know you are supposed to be supporting her with Olsen instead. I look forward to seeing more crossover situations. The potential between all these shows is to good to pass up.

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First Look at Action-Packed Second Episode of 'The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries'

Check out these screenshots and an all-new launch trailer for 'Give No Shelter,' the second of three episodes in The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries. Episode 2: 'Give No Shelter' will be available starting Tuesday, March 29thon PC/Mac via the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One® and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, for compatible iOS devices via the App Store, and for Android-based devices via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The miniseries will conclude with the third episode, 'What We Deserve,' in April.

The miniseries stars the iconic, blade-wielding character from Robert Kirkman's best-selling comic books, portrayed in-game by award-winning actress Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black). Haunted by her past and coping with unimaginable loss and regret, the story explores Michonne across a three episode miniseries event. Players will dive into the mind of Michonne to discover what took her away from Rick, Carl, and the rest of her trusted group... and what brought her back.

In Episode 2, 'Give No Shelter,' a daring escape from the floating colony of Monroe sees Michonne, Pete, and Sam running for their lives. An all too brief reprieve is soon shattered; the leaders of Monroe don't forgive and don't forget. With memories of her daughters bleeding ever further into Michonne's blurred reality, her world is becoming increasingly fractured... just at the point when she'll need all of her skills to survive.

To date, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series has sold more than 50 million episodes worldwide, earning more than 100 Game of the Year awards from outlets including Metacritic, USA Today, Wired, Spike TV VGAs, Yahoo!, The Telegraph, Mashable, Polygon, Destructoid and GamesRadar, and was also the recipient of two BAFTA Video Games Awards for Best Story and Best Mobile Game.

The Walking Dead is set in the world of Robert Kirkman's award-winning comic book series and offers an emotionally-charged, tailored game experience where a player's actions and choices affect how their story plays out across the entire series. The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries Episode 2 - 'Give No Shelter' is rated 'M' (Mature) for Intense Violence, Blood & Gore, and Strong Language by the ESRB.

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Celebrate the Launch of Quantum Break at Microsoft Stores

In less than two weeks on April 5, Quantum Break – a revolutionary new gaming and entertainment experience developed by Remedy Entertainment – launches worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10. To celebrate the launch of Quantum Break, 11 participating Microsoft store locations in the U.S. and Canada will be hosting launch events on April 4, where fans will be able to get hands-on with early gameplay and enjoy food and music. In addition, the first 200 fans to purchase Quantum Break at each location will receive a limited-edition Quantum Break poster as a gift.

Quantum Break launch events will be hosted at the following locations on April 4. Please visit the Microsoft stores Facebook for additional details about each event.

  • · Fashion Valley Mall (San Diego, CA)
  • · Pacific Centre (Vancouver, Canada)
  • · NorthPark Center (Dallas, TX)
  • · Park Meadows Mall (Lone Tree, CO)
  • · The Florida Mall (Orlando, FL)
  • · Tysons Corner Center (Mclean, VA)
  • · Westfield Century City (Los Angeles)
  • · Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Toronto, Canada)
  • · Bellevue Square (Seattle, WA)
  • · The Domain (Austin, TX)
  • · Microsoft Flagship Store on Fifth Ave. and 53rd. St. (New York City, NY)
Fans who pre-order Quantum Break for Xbox One at participating retailers, including Microsoft stores, or through the Xbox Store will also receive a full-game download of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare via backward compatibility. In addition, if you pre-order Quantum Break at Microsoft stores by April 4, you will receive a $10 Microsoft store gift card or place your pre-order at and receive a $10 Xbox gift card digital code. Also, anyone who pre-orders the Xbox One digital version of Quantum Break through the Xbox Store, purchases an Xbox One digital token at participating retailers, including Microsoft stores, or pre-orders an Xbox One Quantum Break bundle that includes the title as a digital download token by April 4 (April 10 for the bundle in U.S.), will receive the Windows 10 version of the game, downloadable at the Windows Store via redemption code. For full details, please visit

Tune-in to the Remedy Entertainment Livestream

For fans unable to participate in the launch festivities in person, Remedy Entertainment is bringing the game straight to you in a developer-hosted launch livestream. Tune-in to the Quantum Break livestream on Twitch near launch; we’ll have more details to share in the future!

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Spider-Woman, Silk and Spider-Gwen Swing Into Action in SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1!

Silk, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen Unite For Can’t Miss Crossover!

The Spider-Event of 2016 is here! This April, Silk, Spider-Woman and Spider-Gwen unite for a story too big for any one of their titles to contain! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 – kicking off the epic 8-part universe hopping crossover! Blockbuster writers Jason Latour, Dennis Hopeless and Robbie Thompson are joined by a dazzling array of artists, including Vanesa Del Rey, Bengal, Javier Rodriguez, Tana Ford and more to bring you a story you won’t want to miss!

A routine trip to Earth-65 to visit Spider-Gwen turns into a nightmare as Silk and Spider-Woman find themselves trapped on Gwen’s alternate Earth! And they’re not alone! The villainous organization S.I.L.K. is on their tails, and they’re dead set on using these interdimensional interlopers for their own gains. Now, it’s a race against time to get home in one piece! But while these Spider-Women struggle to find their way back, who’s keeping an eye on their universe? Plus – Cindy Moon comes face-to-face with her Earth-65 counterpart!

Don’t miss one minute of the excitement as these three wallcrawling warrior women swing into action in SPIDER-WOMEN ALPHA #1 this April!

Connecting Variant A by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
Variant Cover by STACEY LEE
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER 

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Cold Darkness Awakened DLC Coming To Rise of the Tomb Raider Next Week

Throughout Rise of the Tomb Raider we’ve seen Lara Croft rise to a world fiercely protecting its secrets while overcoming a ruthless organization known as Trinity, prevail over the brutal conditions of Siberia in the ultimate woman-versus-wild tests of stamina in Endurance Mode, and most recently navigate through myth and reality in conquering the curse of Baba Yaga. The next and final piece of downloadable content in Rise of the Tomb Raider will have Lara encounter an army of nightmarish predators in Cold Darkness Awakened on March 29 in the Xbox Store and Windows Store.

A decommissioned Cold War research base has been breached, unleashing a deadly affliction from its Siberian slumber. As the illness seeps into the wilderness surrounding the base, Trinity soldiers transform into bloodthirsty killers who thrive on carnage. To prevent the affliction from spreading, Lara must rely on her wits, physical agility, and crafting abilities to overcome this new enemy and shut down the decommissioned base.

Cold Darkness Awakened is included in the Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass, which also contains the Endurance Mode and the recently released Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch DLC. For those who haven’t joined Lara Croft on her first Tomb Raiding expedition, Rise of the Tomb Raider for Xbox One and Xbox 360 are currently featured in the Xbox Store Spring Sale from March 22 – 28; be sure to check out for more great deals!

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Writer Steve Orlando, Artists Evan “Doc” Shaner, Jesus Merino Sign Deals with DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment continues to expand its roster of top name talent, announcing today that it has reached agreements with writer Steve Orlando, along with artists Evan “Doc” Shaner and Jesus Merino to create comic book content solely for the publisher’s DC Comics and Vertigo imprints. An accomplished comics writer and scripter, Orlando is no stranger to DCE, receiving critical acclaim from outlets including (“Best Comics of 2015”), New York Times, (“Top 20 Comics of 2015”) and a nomination from GLAAD in the “Outstanding Comic Book” category for his run on Midnighter, the first openly gay male character to star in a comic book. Orlando has also contributed to the DC Super Hero universe with writing credits for Justice League: Darkseid War: Shazam!

“DC Comics is the home to the icons, characters and concepts that form the bedrock of modern mythology, cross boundaries and inspire people,” said Orlando. “I’m incredibly excited to add to this great tradition of storytelling exclusively, a tradition that captured my imagination as a young reader and bring it to a new generation.” “It has been and will continue to be an honor. Anyone who knows me knows comics changed my life, and I’m looking forward to showing fans how comics have impacted me in the stories I’ll be writing.” Recently announced as the artist for DCE’s Future Quest title with writer Jeff Parker, Evan “Doc” Shaner is no stranger to DCE either, having provided art for titles like Adventures of Superman, Convergence: Shazam! and Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern. “I’ve always been a fan of Doc’s work,” said Lee. “In reviewing his concepts and character sketches for Future Quest, it reminded me of some of the classic animation and comic artists of the past, like Alex Toth and Milton Caniff. It was a perfect fit for this title, and I can’t wait to see him bring his talents to more DC and Vertigo titles in the future.”

“DC Comics has a history of creators and characters that I'm very fond of as both a reader and artist, and to be asked to be part of that tradition is an incredible honor for me,” said Shaner. “Superman, Captain Marvel, The Flash, Plastic Man, and so many more-- these are some of my favorite characters of all time. I'm also particularly excited that I get to start my time at DC with reintroducing the Hanna-Barbera heroes featured in Future Quest, which are especially dear to me. This is an amazing opportunity and I'm looking forward to what's to come.”

Spanish artist Jesus Merino has been creating artwork for DC for the past fifteen years. As a penciller, inker and cover artist, he has worked on such titles as Superman, Justice League: Darkseid War: The Flash, The New 52: Futures End and The Flash, among others and is happy to call DC his exclusive home: “It’s an honor to have such a talent as Jesus on board at DC,” said Lee.
“He does a great job at combining the heroic and inspirational element of the DC mythos with a clean, dynamic and energetic style that really brings out the best in the DC characters!” “After working with DC on so many projects, it’s great to call them my home now,” said Merino. I’ve seen a lot of changes over that time, not only in the characters, but in the company as well. With this new arrangement, I feel like the new kid in town all over again.”

Orlando, Shaner and Merino are the newest names to be added to this roster, following the announcement last month of talent signings for writer Tom King (Grayson, Omega Men, Robin War), Clay Mann (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death) and John Timms (Harley Quinn).

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

The Walking Dead S6, Ep. 15 "East" Recap and Review

Episode starts with a car that looks to have been attacked and blood dripping. You hear Carol's voice in the background. (All I am thinking is oh gosh, why did the start this episode off so cheesy). We flashback to Carol prepping to leave. Tobin stops by and gives her a pep talk that everything will be okay. Carol leaves him while he is sleeping in her bed. Then we get a music montage of others going about their day. (Naked Glen and Maggie playing in the shower and him notices the bruises on her body) Daryl has the keychain that Denise had and is sitting on his bike. Sasha and Abraham have a cute moment when she hands him a cigar and Rosita watches on. Richonne is in full effect. Michonne notes that Maggie is worried about an attack and Rick has no fear that they will be able to handle it. Daryl decides to take off and Rosita, Glen, and Michonne take off after him.

Tobin provides the note to Rick and he finds out that others have left as well. Morgan and Rick decide to go after her essentially leaving the town without even more of the heavy hitters. Carol is driving along when another vehicles comes by and blows out her tires. The men in the truck talk about Alexandria and how they are on their way there. She pleads for them to turn back as no one needs to get hurt. The men are all shot down by Carol with a hidden gun in her jacket. The one guy is still alive and chases after her to shoot her. She kills him and notices one of the other guy is still alive. She kills him too. (we get the repeated heavy handed imagery of the blood dripping on the asphalt from the men she killed)

Maggie wants to rest and Enid volunteers to take her shift to help. Morgan and Rick are in the car together. (is it just me or do the two of them always go deep when they talk to each other) They talk about how it seems like she went east which is the name of the episode. Turns out one guy is still alive after Carol's fun and is able to walk away with a wound to his arm. Rick and Morgan come upon the vehicles. Rick says he is proud of her for Carol being able to do what she had to do. They find a trail and are not sure where Carol is and decides to follow the trail. The guy that is not hurt comes out of the trees and is very pissed off and follows the same trail. Rosita, Glen, and Michonne go back to where Denise died. They find Daryl's bike abandoned. They follow after Daryl who is tracking Dwight. Glen tries to talk Daryl down after they find him. Daryl refuses and Rosita joins him. Glen and Michonne go the other way. They end up surrounded by the saviors and Dwight is with them. 

Morgan and Rick are still looking for Carol and find more blood on some grass. Morgan reminds Rick that people can come back. They see a walker and kill it. They come to a farm and they meet a man who says they are coming and then the guy takes off. They kill the walkers and Morgan stops Rick from shooting the guy in the back. Rick says he doesn't take chances anymore. Morgan confesses what he did with the wolf to Rick. Morgan says he will bring her back and if he doesn't come back then don't come looking. Rick comes back and learns that Michonne did not come back yet. Maggie asks Enid to cut her hair. (this usually happens to a woman after a man leaves her) Maggie begins cramping really bad. Michonne and Glen are sitting tied up as Daryl and Rosita try to help but they are taken by surprise by Dwight. A gun shoot goes off and blood is on the camera (as always) and Dwight has a gun to Daryl. Dwight is heard saying you will be alright. 

Fangirl Review: The imagery in the beginning was a bit much as well as the inspirational speeches by Morgan and Glen. I was annoyed that so many people left the town unprotected. They are making poor decisions left and right. I was annoyed by the blood splatter but  I am looking forward to finally meeting Negan next week. 

So what do you think happened when Dwight pulled the trigger?

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Friday, March 25, 2016

THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERGIRL goes to print and will ship twice-monthly for $2.99!

Due to popular demand, DC Entertainment will now be offering The Adventures of Supergirl as a limited-run six-issue periodical, prior to the collected edition release this fall. The Adventures of Supergirl will now ship twice monthly for three months, beginning with The Adventures of Supergirl #1 (collecting Digital First chapters 1-3) on May 11th, 2016.

The Adventures of Supergirl is a Digital First comic book series that launched online in January 2016, inspired by the CBS hit TV series SUPERGIRL. Critically acclaimed series writer Sterling Gates is joined by a cast of rotating artists including Bengal, Jonboy Meyers, Pop Mhan, Emanuela Lupacchino, Carmen Carnero, Cat Staggs and Emma Vieceli.

"The Adventures of Supergirl is a fun, accessible, exciting comic featuring an optimistic and positive heroine going up against some huge threats," Gates told NEWSARAMA in a recent interview. "There are so few books like that in the current comics marketplace, in my opinion, and given the show's popularity, Supergirl should be leading that charge."

Paralleling but not duplicating storylines from the Monday night TV show, The Adventures of Supergirl introduces fans to Kara Zor-El, who is determined to grow into the super-hero her powers promise. But are dark forces pushing her to improve faster than is safe? As Supergirl faces classic DCU villains like Rampage, Vril Dox and Psi, she's got no reason to suspect that their attacks have been coordinated, but when the final battle comes to a head, she'll need to use all of her training, her DEO contacts, her friends' talents and her sister's love and support to get through it all!

"I just want to thank all the #Supergirl fans for their continued support,” said Gates. “The response to Adventures has been tremendous so far, and I want to thank people for spreading the word about us. "I also wanted to say that I’m beyond thrilled to be writing this book. Supergirl’s one of my favorite characters, and I’m always so excited to write a Supergirl story. I’ve hoped for years that I’d eventually make my way back to the character again."

Look for The Adventures of Supergirlboth online now and soon in your local comic book shop.

The Adventures of Supergirl digital chapters are available for download bi-weekly on Monday via the DC Comics App,, iBooks,, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.

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In the latest developer diary, FINAL FANTASY® XIV’s creative staff offers their insights into the challenges of creating a storyline and lore befitting the FINAL FANTASY series. The all-star cast integral in the creation of the critically acclaimed title includes Main Scenario Writer Kazutoyo Maehiro, World Lore Creator Banri Oda, and English Localization Lead Michael Christopher Koji Fox. In this video, each member provides their own unique perspectives and goals in working together to weave the rich tapestry that is FINAL FANTASY XIV.

FINAL FANTASY XIV Dev Diary Chapter Two: Story and Lore can be viewed on YouTube at:

FINAL FANTASY XIV Online, the all-in-one bundle, which includes both A Realm Reborn® andHeavensward™, is available on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Windows PC, and Mac. The FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward expansion pack is available as a standalone purchase on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, and Windows PC for $39.99. A free 30-day trial is included for new FINAL FANTASY XIV accounts, with monthly subscriptions starting at $12.99.

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward is rated T (Teen). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at for more information about ratings.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Movie Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

IMDB Storyline: Fearing the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the man of steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs. With Batman and Superman fighting each other, a new threat, Doomsday, is created by Lex Luthor. It's up to Superman and Batman to set aside their differences along with Wonder Woman to stop Lex Luthor and Doomsday from destroying Metropolis.

Fangirl's Spoiler-Free Thoughts: The movie is overall well done. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised at how well Ben Affleck did in the role of Batman. It is a hard role as there are so many greats out there which is the main problem with DC. We all have our favorite version of these iconic characters and we are very harsh when judging the new versions of them. I will say the same for Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman. The moment that she arrives in the fight you literally get chills and want to cheer. She makes me want to watch her origin story movie. Jessie Eisenberg as Lex Luthor was all bad. He was more of a Joker type character instead of the cool, smooth rich killer that is Lex. The whole portrayal was wrong. 

The movie starts with the ending of Man of Steel in which Bruce watches as his employees are killed in the aftermath. One major gripe I have about the beginning of the movie is that they did the stupid falling pearls as Bruce's mother is killed. We all know that story; there was legit no reason for it. Also another thing that could have been skipped were the nightmare sequences that Bruce had. These nightmares threw off the movie but they at least inspired an awesome pop figure. Overall I recommend the movie. Go see it and let me know what you think. Especially since the fight sequences are awesome! 

Fangirl Spoiler-Filled Thoughts: (Turn back now!!) The Batman that Affleck portrays is angry and has lost Robin due to "The Killing Joke" story line. In that regard we can understand why he is so mad that he loses others that are in his care. By picking this Batman, I will admit that Affleck was the better pick. I must admit I was sad to see Wayne Manor destroyed.

Cool Momnent: When we get to see video evidence of of Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg which is information gathered about other meta-humans by Luthorcorp. They are done well and this made me even more excited for Aquaman. (#dontjudgme)

Snickering Moment: Doomsday looks like the troll from Harry Potter and that's all I am going to say about that.

Annoying Moment: They pull the very annoying should we be together or is it bad for me as a hero crap with Clark and Lois. This extra angst is not needed in the movie and gets quite annoying. 

Touching Moment: The death of Superman and the dual funeral for him and Clark one in Metropolis and one in Smallville respectively is delivered well. At the Smallville funeral Bruce tells Diana that they need to gather everyone as they are going to need to be together for what comes next.

Weirdest Moment: When they do the origin of story of young Bruce falling into the cave and he sees the bats. They have him rise back out of the hole via a bat tornado and yeah I am going to say that it was a bat vision and that it did not really happen. I am hoping!

Let me know what you think of the movie!

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Battle as a Pokémon in Pokkén Tournament for Wii U

Take Direct Control of Classic Pokémon in Unique Fighting Game. It’s Pokémon vs. Pokémon as players take direct control of Pokémon fighters like Pikachu, Charizard and Lucario to battle it out in beautiful HD in the Pokkén Tournament game, now available for the Wii U console. Developed in collaboration with BANDAI NAMCO, the creators of the acclaimed Tekken fighting series, Pokkén Tournament employs multiple move sets and abilities for each character, offering hard-core fighting game fans and people new to the genre the chance to master the game.

“Pokkén Tournament will appeal to Pokémon fans, fighting game players and even casual gamers looking for an action-packed game,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It’s another example of the unique experiences players can only get on Nintendo systems.”

Each Pokémon in the game – 16 total fighters in all! – possesses unique moves (composed of weak, strong and special attacks) that are specific to that character. Pikachu, for example, can use Thunder, which strikes down opponents with a bolt of electricity, while Lucario unleashes his patented Aura Sphere, enveloping fighters in energy. Playing as a Pokémon and performing these special moves is both satisfying and a dream come true for lifelong Pokémon fans. In addition to the main 16 playable Pokémon, 30 additional Pokémon can be called upon to support the player in battle. These support Pokémon include some beloved characters like Diglett and Magneton, and can turn the tide of battle by temporarily helping when called.

In the game’s fun single-player mode, players can level up a Pokémon’s stats like Attack and Defense as they battle other fighters in various leagues. Players can even personalize their trainer card with their preferred Pokémon fighter, customized clothing for their avatar and an online greeting. This online greeting will be used when battling otherPokkén Tournament players in the game’s online mode.* In addition to playing online, players can battle friends and family members in local multiplayer matches. When playing local multiplayer, one player plays on the Wii U GamePad controller, while the other uses the TV screen and either a Wii U Pro Controller, Classic Controller or the Pokkén controller (sold separately).

Pokkén Tournament also includes amiibo support. Tapping any amiibo figure or card (sold separately) will unlock items in the game. As a bonus, players who purchase the physical version of the game at launch will receive a Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card bundled with the game. When used, this special card instantly unlocks Shadow Mewtwo as a playable character.

Pokkén Tournament is now available at a suggested retail price of $59.99, and can be purchased in stores, in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U and at For more information about the game, visit

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