Pokémon Goes Hollywood

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Pokémon Goes Hollywood

When Pokémon originally debuted in the United States, it was a massive hit. The best-selling games, popular anime series, and merchandise based on the original 151 Pokémon were everywhere. In 1998, an animated film based on the impossible-to-avoid franchise came to theaters with Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back. The movie was critically panned, but it was a commercial hit, taking in an estimated $85 million in the United States alone. Since then, the Pokémon brand has only grown with myriad animated film follow-ups, video game sequels, and the anime that’s still going strong today. People eat, sleep, and breathe Pokémon, which makes the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie both an obvious foregone conclusion, and a strangely overdue adaptation.

Pokémon Goes Hollywood

about X hours ago from
Pokémon Goes Hollywood

When Pokémon originally debuted in the United States, it was a massive hit. The best-selling games, popular anime series, and merchandise based on the original 151 Pokémon were everywhere. In 1998, an animated film based on the impossible-to-avoid franchise came to theaters with Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back. The movie was critically panned, but it was a commercial hit, taking in an estimated $85 million in the United States alone. Since then, the Pokémon brand has only grown with myriad animated film follow-ups, video game sequels, and the anime that’s still going strong today. People eat, sleep, and breathe Pokémon, which makes the Pokémon Detective Pikachu movie both an obvious foregone conclusion, and a strangely overdue adaptation.

Thatgamecompany’s Sky On iOS Reminds Me Of Community's Sixth Season

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Thatgamecompany’s Sky On iOS Reminds Me Of Community's Sixth Season

I am a longtime fan of the television show Community. I watched the pilot when it premiered because I was a fan of Donald Glover’s Derrick Comedy work, and at the time I had never seen someone I liked from YouTube make the transition into television comedy. That’s right – I liked Community and Donald Glover before it was cool. Feel free to leave your comments about how impressed you are with me below.

I was a dedicated viewer after that, and I did my best to convince others to watch when it was clear the show wasn’t getting the eyeballs it needed. I witnessed it get canceled and uncanceled and was surprised, but happy when the search engine website Yahoo announced it was going to pick up the sixth season. I even took this dumb picture at the San Diego Comic Con where Yahoo spent a whole lot of money on advertising around the area and show floor to remind everyone it was the show’s savior. Airing the next season of the show on Yahoo was weird, but I was eager to watch it on a new platform.

Thatgamecompany’s Sky On iOS Reminds Me Of Community's Sixth Season

about X hours ago from
Thatgamecompany’s Sky On iOS Reminds Me Of Community's Sixth Season

I am a longtime fan of the television show Community. I watched the pilot when it premiered because I was a fan of Donald Glover’s Derrick Comedy work, and at the time I had never seen someone I liked from YouTube make the transition into television comedy. That’s right – I liked Community and Donald Glover before it was cool. Feel free to leave your comments about how impressed you are with me below.

I was a dedicated viewer after that, and I did my best to convince others to watch when it was clear the show wasn’t getting the eyeballs it needed. I witnessed it get canceled and uncanceled and was surprised, but happy when the search engine website Yahoo announced it was going to pick up the sixth season. I even took this dumb picture at the San Diego Comic Con where Yahoo spent a whole lot of money on advertising around the area and show floor to remind everyone it was the show’s savior. Airing the next season of the show on Yahoo was weird, but I was eager to watch it on a new platform.

Top Of The Table – Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

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Top Of The Table – Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Sometimes you just want to roll some dice and wile away the weekend with a fantastic display of cardboard and plastic bedecked across your dining room table. For experienced tabletop gamers who want a particularly massive game to celebrate their love of all things Batman, Gotham City Chronicles is the project to which you should turn your attention. Behind a weighty bevy of intricate rules that govern every possible situation and character, this is a relatively straightforward game of dice-rolling, dungeon-crawling, and management of available actions. It adds up to a nostalgic and exciting romp with some of the best characters that the comic book medium has to offer; few graphic novels match the breadth of personalities on display in the Batman family. But with a high cost of entry and a significant rules barrier to full comprehension, this is a project targeted at a select audience. So let’s help you figure out if it’s worth the big investment. 

Top Of The Table – Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

about X hours ago from
Top Of The Table – Batman: Gotham City Chronicles

Sometimes you just want to roll some dice and wile away the weekend with a fantastic display of cardboard and plastic bedecked across your dining room table. For experienced tabletop gamers who want a particularly massive game to celebrate their love of all things Batman, Gotham City Chronicles is the project to which you should turn your attention. Behind a weighty bevy of intricate rules that govern every possible situation and character, this is a relatively straightforward game of dice-rolling, dungeon-crawling, and management of available actions. It adds up to a nostalgic and exciting romp with some of the best characters that the comic book medium has to offer; few graphic novels match the breadth of personalities on display in the Batman family. But with a high cost of entry and a significant rules barrier to full comprehension, this is a project targeted at a select audience. So let’s help you figure out if it’s worth the big investment. 

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.

Ana (Amazon Exclusive)

Brigitte (San Diego Comic Con/Blizzard Store Exclusive)

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.

Ana (Amazon Exclusive)

Brigitte (San Diego Comic Con/Blizzard Store Exclusive)

Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

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Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

To say RPGs are popular is to massively understate the power of the huge genre. RPGs, far from being just games with turn-based combat or character customization, have begun to permeate other genres as well. RPG mechanics like leveling up, wizards, or dialogue options have been applied to many games, from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to NBA 2K. The RPG genre is far reaching and ever spreading, and some of the most popular and highest-selling games to fall under this umbrella are the Pokémon games, which embrace as well as avoid a cavalcade of RPG mechanics and features. 

Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

about X hours ago from
Three RPG Features That Pokémon Sword And Shield Should Expand Upon

To say RPGs are popular is to massively understate the power of the huge genre. RPGs, far from being just games with turn-based combat or character customization, have begun to permeate other genres as well. RPG mechanics like leveling up, wizards, or dialogue options have been applied to many games, from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey to NBA 2K. The RPG genre is far reaching and ever spreading, and some of the most popular and highest-selling games to fall under this umbrella are the Pokémon games, which embrace as well as avoid a cavalcade of RPG mechanics and features.