Report: Ken Watanabe Joins Detective Pikachu Movie

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Report: Ken Watanabe Joins Detective Pikachu Movie

The cast of the Detective Pikachu movie continues to expand in surprising ways.

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Detective Pikachu's cast now includes Ken Watanabe who will play Detective Yoshida, a new character exclusive to the film. Watanabe joins Ryan Reynolds, who will be playing the titular role, alongside Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Big Little Lies). The movie is being directed by Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) and is being written by Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Alex Hirsch, known for creating Gravity Falls. The film will follow Pikachu as he helps Smith's character track down his kidnapped father.

The Detective Pikachu video game was recently confirmed for a release in North America alongside a Detective Pikachu amiibo. You can read more about the game here.

Weekend Warrior – We're "Diving" Into Subnautica

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Weekend Warrior – We're

This weekend all the video editors are swimming around underwater, Dan Tack lies about a fancy meal he plans on eating, and I lie to myself about planning to clean the house. It sounds like a perfectly average weekend. What about you? Hopefully you're doing something more exciting than the rest of us. Let us know in the comments.

Suriel Vazquez (@SurielVazquez) – I haven’t had a chance to start learning Sakura and Menat in Street Fighter V now that Arcade Edition is out, so I’m hopefully going to rectify that this weekend. I’m also going to play a lot of Destiny 2 for the first time in a while, since the ornaments for the New Monarchy outfit look real pretty!

Javy Gwaltney (@HurdyIV) – I'll be reading a bunch of books, playing Pyre, and maybe finally going to see Jumanji and not being able to get out of the theater until a coworker rolls a 5 or 8.

Weekend Warrior – We're "Diving" Into Subnautica

about X hours ago from
Weekend Warrior – We're

This weekend all the video editors are swimming around underwater, Dan Tack lies about a fancy meal he plans on eating, and I lie to myself about planning to clean the house. It sounds like a perfectly average weekend. What about you? Hopefully you're doing something more exciting than the rest of us. Let us know in the comments.

Suriel Vazquez (@SurielVazquez) – I haven’t had a chance to start learning Sakura and Menat in Street Fighter V now that Arcade Edition is out, so I’m hopefully going to rectify that this weekend. I’m also going to play a lot of Destiny 2 for the first time in a while, since the ornaments for the New Monarchy outfit look real pretty!

Javy Gwaltney (@HurdyIV) – I'll be reading a bunch of books, playing Pyre, and maybe finally going to see Jumanji and not being able to get out of the theater until a coworker rolls a 5 or 8.

Overwatch League Dallas Fuel Player Deactivated For Negative Comments

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Overwatch League Dallas Fuel Player Deactivated For Negative Comments

The Overwatch League, a pro esports league devoted to its titular game, has had to deactivate a player due to comments made on their personal stream.

According to ESPN, the Dallas Fuel's Felix "xQc" Lengyel has been "deactivated" from their match with the London Spitfire due to comments he made on his personal stream directed towards the Houston Outlaws' Austin "Muma" Wilmot. This news follows some more Overwatch League controversy involving a public apology from the Shanghai Dragons who offered assurances to their fans that they will improve after a rough start.

For more on Overwatch League, head here. You can also read about the League's impressive surg eof early popularity here.

Shanghai Dragons Issue Apology After Poor Start In Overwatch League

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Shanghai Dragons Issue Apology After Poor Start In Overwatch League

After three consecutive losses in the newly minted Overwatch League, the Shanghai Dragons have issued an apology for the team's lackluster play. The league is only in its second week (with the season lasting twenty weeks), yet the Dragons clearly aren't happy with where they are at, and felt the need to publicly share why the team has been struggling. The Dragons are one of three teams to not have a win this season, joining the Dallas Fuel and Florida Mayhem.

The apology comes from the Dragons' manager Yang Van, and addresses everything from the mental health of its players to strategies used in the field of play. Van also addresses rumors of the team being overworked in practices. Here's the statement that was shared on Twitter:

Overwatch League inaugural season launch has gone to week 2, and we didn’t bring out the performance that players expected in the past 3 matches. I am here to offer my sincere apology to all the fans of Shanghai Dragons and Overwatch. I am the first to blame and responsible for the less than stellar results. I am sorry to have disappointed all the players.

Shanghai Dragons Issue Apology After Poor Start In Overwatch League

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Shanghai Dragons Issue Apology After Poor Start In Overwatch League

After three consecutive losses in the newly minted Overwatch League, the Shanghai Dragons have issued an apology for the team's lackluster play. The league is only in its second week (with the season lasting twenty weeks), yet the Dragons clearly aren't happy with where they are at, and felt the need to publicly share why the team has been struggling. The Dragons are one of three teams to not have a win this season, joining the Dallas Fuel and Florida Mayhem.

The apology comes from the Dragons' manager Yang Van, and addresses everything from the mental health of its players to strategies used in the field of play. Van also addresses rumors of the team being overworked in practices. Here's the statement that was shared on Twitter:

Overwatch League inaugural season launch has gone to week 2, and we didn’t bring out the performance that players expected in the past 3 matches. I am here to offer my sincere apology to all the fans of Shanghai Dragons and Overwatch. I am the first to blame and responsible for the less than stellar results. I am sorry to have disappointed all the players.

Call of Duty: WWII Limited-Time Event Announced, Bringing New Modes, Weapons, And Division

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Call of Duty: WWII Limited-Time Event Announced, Bringing New Modes, Weapons, And Division

Activision has announced a time-limited event for Call of Duty: WWII titled The Resistance which brings a host of new things to the multiplayer FPS.

The event begins in just a few days on January 23 and lasts all the way to February 27. Titled The Resistance, the event brings a new Division to the game, also called the Resistance, which provides a new player class to the game with its own class-specific skills and perks and a focus on close-range combat.

The event reintroduces Prop Hunt to Call of Duty, a hide-and-seek mode where a player takes the form of an in-game object and does their best to blend in without being found. It also brings Demolition, which resembles Search-and-Destroy with respawning.

Stardew Valley Was Switch's Most Downloaded Game In 2017

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Stardew Valley Was Switch's Most Downloaded Game In 2017

It is no secret that the Switch is somewhat of an indie success story in its first year, with owners happily buying new and old indie games that appear on its eShop. It appears, under a certain criteria, that Stardew Valley topped the Switch sales list in the last year.

Nintendo released rankings today with no sales numbers attached, but there are a few caveats. Since it's a Japanese list, it only includes games that were released in Japan, even for the global list. That means games like Golf Story couldn't be on there. The list is also in two parts, one solely for Japan and one Global.

That said, it's no surprise Stardew Valley took the top spot, considering how excited people were for the Switch port. It beat out Minecraft, Rocket League, and Sonic Mania. In the Japan-only list, Stardew Valley is not in the top ten at all, with the top spot being taken by Mojang and Microsoft's Minecraft.