Fans Are Already Editing Smash Bros. Trailers To Crossover With Infinity War

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Fans Are Already Editing Smash Bros. Trailers To Crossover With Infinity War

Today, Nintendo murdered every character in their catalog, except Kirby. It was actually a pretty cool trailer, and Captain Falcon is a huge coward. The cinematic trailer for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's World of Light single-player mode bears more than a few similarities to the Avengers movie released earlier this year, Infinity War, which is not, like, super shocking. You can only really raise the ceilings on epic crossovers so much without them all bearing a resemblance. 

Fans definitely took notice, however, and there's already edits pairing the two properties, or ur-properties, together. Check out this video, which cheats a little by using the Robin/Lucina trailer from Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U in it, as one example.

There have also been reactions on Twitter comparing the two.

It: Chapter Two Gets A Release Date

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It: Chapter Two Gets A Release Date

The second chapter of Stephen King’s nightmare-inducing book adaptation has gotten a release date. Coming to a sewer near you, Pennywise the Clown will be returning to the big screen on September 6.

Following the story originally penned by Stephen King, the film picks up 27 years after the events of the first movie when the evil entity known as Pennywise the Clown is set to return. At this point all the kids in the Losers Club have grown up and must once again face their worst nightmares.

The cast has long since been announced with big-name actors like James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Jessica Chastain taking on the roles of the now-adult children from the first movie. Once again, Bill Skarsgard will resume his role as the infamous clown and the director of the first film, Andy Muschietti is still directing.

Junichi Masuda Says He Might Step Down From Directing Pokémon Games Soon

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Junichi Masuda Says He Might Step Down From Directing Pokémon Games Soon

Pokémon Let's Go is coming fairly soon, launching later month on Switch and leaning heavily into collaboration with mobile title Pokémon Go, but it appears it might be the momentous for other reasons, as well. In an interview on the official Pokémon website, Junichi Masuda, who has been either assistant director or director on every mainline Pokémon game since Gold and Silver until Sun and Moon, stated that he might be done directing the mainline games.

Masuda was asked about working on a Switch game and the ways it ties into Pokémon Go. He answered talking about how familiar he was with Go and how working on the Switch let them experiment with new things like the Pokéball controller.

"For example, developing the Pokéball Plus and working with Bluetooth to facilitate the connection with Pokémon Go were both very interesting things that I had a chance to work on as the director this time," Masuda said. "But at the same time, it's important to have the younger generation at Game Freak take over the development of Pokémon as a series. I do believe this will probably be, in terms of the main Pokémon RPGs, the last time that I work as the director."

The Quiet Man Gets Sound Update Next Week

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The Quiet Man Gets Sound Update Next Week

You can download and play Square Enix's The Quiet Man right now, a bizarre half-FMV, half-beat 'em up downloadable game from Prey developers Human Head. As you play the game, you perceive it as the deaf protagonist would, unable to hear what other people in the game are saying, forcing you to interpret the story as you see fit. In a week, however, you won't need to interpret at all, as an update that allows you to play the game with sound comes along.

Dubbed The Quiet Man ~Answered~, which is the last time I will ever write it like that, the update adds sound to the game and lets you understand dialogue. The game's main theme is written and performed by artist Imogen Heap, so I assume that will be listenable in the main game before the sound patch.

The Quiet Man is available now on PlayStation 4 and PC. Square Enix brags that the game is a single-sitting experience, so you can play it now and then play it again next week.

Nintendo Plumber's Namesake Mario Segale Passes Away At 84

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Nintendo Plumber's Namesake Mario Segale Passes Away At 84

It's a rare true tale that's well known to people who like bandying about video game trivia, which can so often be steeped in apocrypha. The story goes that, when Shigieru Miyamoto first made Donkey Kong, he gave the human characters, the protagonist and the damsel in distress, generic names of Jumpman and Lady. When it was time to sell the arcade machine in the west, Nintendo of America reasoned that the game would sell better with named characters, and gave the mustached hero the name Mario, after the company's landlord. 

In different tellings, Mario Segale busted into the NOA offices demanding rent, with the staff promising to name a game character after the landlord to mollify him. In other accounts, he was merely the name they most recently heard and seemed like a good fit. That character, the fictional Mario, is now one of the world's most recognized mascots, an enduring legacy for a man who was not always looking for it.

Segale had often ducked the association with the famous plumber, thinking it damaged his reputation as a real estate developer. In 1993, Segale was questioned about the name by the Seattle Times, and succinctly answered "You might say I'm still waiting for my royalty checks."

Nintendo Plumber's Namesake Mario Segale Passes Away 84

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Plumber's Namesake Mario Segale Passes Away 84

It's a rare true tale that's well known to people who like bandying about video game trivia, which can so often be steeped in apocrypha. The story goes that, when Shigieru Miyamoto first made Donkey Kong, he gave the human characters, the protagonist and the damsel in distress, generic names of Jumpman and Lady. When it was time to sell the arcade machine in the west, Nintendo of America reasoned that the game would sell better with named characters, and gave the mustached hero the name Mario, after the company's landlord. 

In different tellings, Mario Segale busted into the NOA offices demanding rent, with the staff promising to name a game character after the landlord to mollify him. In other accounts, he was merely the name they most recently heard and seemed like a good fit. That character, the fictional Mario, is now one of the world's most recognized mascots, an enduring legacy for a man who was not always looking for it.

Segale had often ducked the association with the famous plumber, thinking it damaged his reputation as a real estate developer. In 1993, Segale was questioned about the name by the Seattle Times, and succinctly answered "You might say I'm still waiting for my royalty checks."

Nintendo Plumber's Namesake Mario Segale Passes Away At 84

about X hours ago from
Nintendo Plumber's Namesake Mario Segale Passes Away At 84

It's a rare true tale that's well known to people who like bandying about video game trivia, which can so often be steeped in apocrypha. The story goes that, when Shigieru Miyamoto first made Donkey Kong, he gave the human characters, the protagonist and the damsel in distress, generic names of Jumpman and Lady. When it was time to sell the arcade machine in the west, Nintendo of America reasoned that the game would sell better with named characters, and gave the mustached hero the name Mario, after the company's landlord. 

In different tellings, Mario Segale busted into the NOA offices demanding rent, with the staff promising to name a game character after the landlord to mollify him. In other accounts, he was merely the name they most recently heard and seemed like a good fit. That character, the fictional Mario, is now one of the world's most recognized mascots, an enduring legacy for a man who was not always looking for it.

Segale had often ducked the association with the famous plumber, thinking it damaged his reputation as a real estate developer. In 1993, Segale was questioned about the name by the Seattle Times, and succinctly answered "You might say I'm still waiting for my royalty checks."

For The First Time, Goku Joins The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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For The First Time, Goku Joins The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

I have vivid memories of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a kid, plopping in front of the TV to recognize characters like Bart Simpson and Snoopy. As a consequence, I would get bored when I saw things that were not recognizable cartoon characters, but thankfully TOEI and Funimation are ensuring that there's one more reason not to turn off the TV in boredom. This year, Goku comes to the parade.

Maybe not the Goku news some fans wanted today, but it does mark the first time the Japanese anime hero has appeared in the annual event. He'll be making his appearance in his Super Saiyan Blue form, or Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan for those who want to use the full name. Funimation also put up a video of the float being designed.

The next Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, releases in North American theaters in January. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is on, well, Thanksgiving.

For The First Time, Goku Joins The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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For The First Time, Goku Joins The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

I have vivid memories of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade as a kid, plopping in front of the TV to recognize characters like Bart Simpson and Snoopy. As a consequence, I would get bored when I saw things that were not recognizable cartoon characters, but thankfully TOEI and Funimation are ensuring that there's one more reason not to turn off the TV in boredom. This year, Goku comes to the parade.

Maybe not the Goku news some fans wanted today, but it does mark the first time the Japanese anime hero has appeared in the annual event. He'll be making his appearance in his Super Saiyan Blue form, or Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan for those who want to use the full name. Funimation also put up a video of the float being designed.

The next Dragon Ball movie, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, releases in North American theaters in January. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is on, well, Thanksgiving.

Watch Costume Quest Cartoon's Main Title Sequence

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Watch Costume Quest Cartoon's Main Title Sequence

Frederator Studios, creators of Adventure Time, are getting ready to premiere their cartoon version of Costume Quest in 2019. To give us a taste of their vision for Double Fine’s game about kids’ Halloween antics, they’ve unveiled the show’s main title sequence.

The video quickly introduces the heroes, four ordinary-looking children that gain extraordinary powers after donning some quirky costumes. Keeping with the 2010 game’s Halloween inspired theme, the children face down a horde of enemies ranging from a scary Headless Horseman to a comical merman.

While the show was originally slated to release in this year, it has been moved back and will premiere as an Amazon Prime Video Original in 2019. If you’re interested in checking out one of the games before Costume Quest’s animated debut, you can read our review of Costume Quest 2 here.