Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Anthem, Genesis Alpha One, Switchblade, Stellaris

If your name is Count Dooku, you probably tell everyone "Please call me Darth Tyranus." Despite having a name that made most theatergoers rub their ears and question if they heard it correctly, Count Dooku was pretty damn cool. He was played by the great Christopher Lee, was Yoda's padawan, and played a significant role in Anakin Skywalker turning to the dark side. In addition to being a prominent figure in the prequel movies, he shined in The Clone Wars animated series. As of tomorrow, Dooku will be available as a playable hero in Star Wars Battlefront II. This update also introduces Geonosis as a location for Heroes vs. Villains, Blast, and custom avenues of play. Dooku wears his iconic brown cape, but can also be customized to wear his "Dark Ritual" attire that appeared in a Clone Wars: Lost Missions episode. That outfit arrives on January 30.

From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

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From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

Although most of our interviews and conversations with From Software revolved around the studio’s upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, when the time came to chat with director and current From president Hidetaka Miyazaki, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to chat about the studio’s past works. With the recent release of Dark Souls: Remastered, it’s clear From isn’t opposed to revisiting its older games, so we decided to raise the question: Is there any chance of a Demon’s Souls remaster happening?

While Miyazaki thinks it’s possible, it’s not something he’s personally interested in. “It’s like when you write – when you’re younger, you look back on [previous work] and you think ‘Oh, goodness what was I thinking,’” he says. “It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works.” And while he’s not opposed to the idea of a remaster, it’s not exactly up to him, either: Sony would have to sign off on it as well. “You’d have to see what they’re thinking about it.”

From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

about X hours ago from
From Software On The Possibility Of A Demon’s Souls Remaster

Although most of our interviews and conversations with From Software revolved around the studio’s upcoming game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, when the time came to chat with director and current From president Hidetaka Miyazaki, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to chat about the studio’s past works. With the recent release of Dark Souls: Remastered, it’s clear From isn’t opposed to revisiting its older games, so we decided to raise the question: Is there any chance of a Demon’s Souls remaster happening?

While Miyazaki thinks it’s possible, it’s not something he’s personally interested in. “It’s like when you write – when you’re younger, you look back on [previous work] and you think ‘Oh, goodness what was I thinking,’” he says. “It’s not that I’m embarrassed, I just don’t like to look at my previous works.” And while he’s not opposed to the idea of a remaster, it’s not exactly up to him, either: Sony would have to sign off on it as well. “You’d have to see what they’re thinking about it.”

Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

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Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

The upcoming The Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness expansion hits on January 24, featuring double cards, new lane mechanics, and more. Today, we're showing off a heavy hitter that can lock your opponent's best cards out of the game. Meet Seducer Darkfire!

Cards that can deny your opponent the ability to play critical cards and combo pieces have historically been quite powerful, perhaps the most notable being Magic: The Gathering's Meddling Mage. Seducer Darkfire isn't exactly easy to get on the board at a massive 7 mana, but it also comes with a dangerous 7/7 body that can kill an opponent even if there's nothing you need to lock out. Unfortunately, that also means that the cards you want to potentially stop from going off may have already been played by the time Darkfire can hit the table. You can also use the ability to target suspected removal spells that could deal with Darkfire, making it more likely that it will be able to swing over for big damage.

Advanced players and those that study the metagame are most likely to get value out of Darkfire, as knowledge of what your opponent is likely playing is essential to realizing the full potential from this card. We'll see how players use the Seducer Darkfire when the expansion goes live on January 24.

Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

about X hours ago from
Exclusive Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness Card Reveal

The upcoming The Elder Scrolls: Legends Isle of Madness expansion hits on January 24, featuring double cards, new lane mechanics, and more. Today, we're showing off a heavy hitter that can lock your opponent's best cards out of the game. Meet Seducer Darkfire!

Cards that can deny your opponent the ability to play critical cards and combo pieces have historically been quite powerful, perhaps the most notable being Magic: The Gathering's Meddling Mage. Seducer Darkfire isn't exactly easy to get on the board at a massive 7 mana, but it also comes with a dangerous 7/7 body that can kill an opponent even if there's nothing you need to lock out. Unfortunately, that also means that the cards you want to potentially stop from going off may have already been played by the time Darkfire can hit the table. You can also use the ability to target suspected removal spells that could deal with Darkfire, making it more likely that it will be able to swing over for big damage.

Advanced players and those that study the metagame are most likely to get value out of Darkfire, as knowledge of what your opponent is likely playing is essential to realizing the full potential from this card. We'll see how players use the Seducer Darkfire when the expansion goes live on January 24.

Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

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Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

Funko pumps out Pop! figures at an alarming rate, and even had one ready for Ashe when she was announced as a new Overwatch character at last year's Blizz Con. In addition to creating a figure for almost every Overwatch hero, Funko has created a variety of retailer exclusive versions that show off different skins. You'll even find some that are themed to Halloween and Christmas.

UPDATE: At this year's London Toy Far, Funko announced the next wave of Overwatch Pops. Although no date was give other than "soon," fans can look forward to adding Brigitte, Moira, Wrecking Ball, and Bastion to their collections. Wrecking Ball and Bastion are six-inch figures. Funko also revealed its re-releasing some heroes with new sculpts. This line begins with Pharah, Reaper, and D.Va (without her MEKA).

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Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

about X hours ago from
Every Overwatch Funko Pop To Date

Funko pumps out Pop! figures at an alarming rate, and even had one ready for Ashe when she was announced as a new Overwatch character at last year's Blizz Con. In addition to creating a figure for almost every Overwatch hero, Funko has created a variety of retailer exclusive versions that show off different skins. You'll even find some that are themed to Halloween and Christmas.

UPDATE: At this year's London Toy Far, Funko announced the next wave of Overwatch Pops. Although no date was give other than "soon," fans can look forward to adding Brigitte, Moira, Wrecking Ball, and Bastion to their collections. Wrecking Ball and Bastion are six-inch figures. Funko also revealed its re-releasing some heroes with new sculpts. This line begins with Pharah, Reaper, and D.Va (without her MEKA).

Ana (Amazon Exclusive)

The MLB The Show 19 Wishlist

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The MLB The Show 19 Wishlist

The MLB franchise has struggled in successive years with the stability and general implementation of its online infrastructure, and hopefully fixing this is a major focus for series' developer San Diego Studio (SDS). But that's not the only area that needs work. Here's an offseason to-do list for a franchise that's at a crossroads between executing on its promise and becoming stagnant.

Diamond Dynasty

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The MLB The Show 19 Wishlist

about X hours ago from
The MLB The Show 19 Wishlist

The MLB franchise has struggled in successive years with the stability and general implementation of its online infrastructure, and hopefully fixing this is a major focus for series' developer San Diego Studio (SDS). But that's not the only area that needs work. Here's an offseason to-do list for a franchise that's at a crossroads between executing on its promise and becoming stagnant.

Diamond Dynasty

Franchise Mode

The Hits And Misses Of Overwatch League

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The Hits And Misses Of Overwatch League

The most accurate and damning review of Overwatch League’s first season came moments after the London Spitfire were crowned champions on July 28, 2018. In a post-game press conference, Spitfire player Bdosin seemed somewhat disappointed by the competition in the Grand Finals, saying “I didn’t think it would be this easy. I hope next year we play against a stronger team.”

He’s right. The Spitfire obliterated the Philadelphia Fusion in the two days of championship battles. For the millions of people watching live on Twitch and ESPN, it looked like the Spitfire stole candy from a baby – only they walked away with $1 million in prize money instead of a sucker.

The competition was so uneven over the course of the season that the Shanghai Dragons lost every match, leading to one of the longest losing streaks in the history of professional sports. They ended up going 0-40. The only good to come from the Dragons’ inability to push payloads was the moniker of becoming Overwatch League’s Lovable Losers. Step aside, Chicago Cubs. A new team deserves this title. People tuned in to the Dragons' matches with hopes of seeing that illusive first win.