Gotham's Bane Is A "Different Spin" On The Iconic Character

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As Gotham prepares to reveal its final three episodes, one legendary Batman villain is finally making his debut. Shane West appeared earlier in Season 5 as Eduardo Durance, an old friend of Jim Gordon's (Ben McKenzie) that supposedly died while trying to kill Gordon--but this is Gotham, after all, and he will be resurrected as Bane.

Yes, that Bane. The one who traditionally wore a lucha libre wrestling mask in the comics. Don't expect to see that version of the character, though. On the show, West's take on Bane looks at least partially inspired by Tom Hardy's version in The Dark Knight Rises, while also adding some flourishes that fit right in with the weird world of Gotham.

As with all things on the show, though, this Bane is something of a remix of the character. "He straddles that line with us where he still is boots on the ground. You still understand where his abilities actually come from," executive producer John Stephens told GameSpot at the TCA press tour. "The man is a master strategist. And also [this is] where his strength comes from. We were also able to reinvent him in a way that gives him a different spin than you see in the comics."

WWE: What Matters From Smackdown: Kofi Kingston Is Forever Screwed, Shane's Heel Turn

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There are a lot of speed bumps on the road to Wrestlemania, and as we've seen with the most recent episode of Raw and the WWE Fastlane PPV, the sports entertainment juggernaut has been working overtime to build on the stories for its biggest event of the year.

The March 12 episode of Smackdown offered new insight to the biggest stories, and we're here to break down the most important ones from the evening. Sadly, when it comes to the Smackdown Women's Championship, the focus has been heavily on Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, leaving champion Asuka to just exist. However, there are some pretty solid things to pay attention to in the weeks to come. Here's what you need to know.

Smackdown opened up with Shane McMahon explaining why he's a heel now. He's mad people keep asking him how to get ahead in life, and he was born great (awesome). Shane has decided to turn a new leaf and do things his way because beating up the Miz and smooshing Miz's dad's face felt great. Now, Shane wants to take on Miz at Wrestlemania. The problem with all of this is that Shane doesn't feel like a credible threat as a WWE superstar. He worked better as a cowardly heel when he had people by his side, like the Mean Street Posse. As of right now, it feels like Miz would have no problem defeating him.

Nintendo Switch's New NES Games For March Now Available

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March's free NES games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers are now available. This time around, the lineup is almost entirely different depending on your region. The West receives Kid Icarus and StarTropics, while Japan gets Kid Icarus along with two unlocalized Famicom titles: Yie Ar Kung-Fu and Fire Emblem.

On top of this month's new games, Nintendo has added special save states for two previously released titles, Kirby's Adventure and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. The former allows you to play through the more difficult Extra Game from the outset, while the latter starts you off with Link's Attack, Magic, and Life stats already maxed out.

Nintendo has been gradually expanding Switch's NES catalog with more games every month. In February, the company added Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure, while January brought Zelda II and Blaster Master. More games are on the way next month, although Nintendo hasn't revealed what those will be just yet.

Nintendo Switch Online's Free NES Games For March Now Available

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March's free NES games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers are now available. This time around, the lineup is almost entirely different depending on your region. The West receives Kid Icarus and StarTropics, while Japan gets Kid Icarus along with two unlocalized Famicom titles: Yie Ar Kung-Fu and Fire Emblem.

On top of this month's new games, Nintendo has added special save states for two previously released titles, Kirby's Adventure and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. The former allows you to play through the more difficult Extra Game from the outset, while the latter starts you off with Link's Attack, Magic, and Life stats already maxed out.

Nintendo has been gradually expanding Switch's NES catalog with more games every month. In February, the company added Super Mario Bros. 2 and Kirby's Adventure, while January brought Zelda II and Blaster Master. More games are on the way next month, although Nintendo hasn't revealed what those will be just yet.

Xbox One/PS4 Versions Of Monster Hunter-Like Dauntless Has Been Delayed

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Phoenix Labs has announced the console release for Dauntless has been delayed. The developer also released further details for what's included in the Hunt Pass Season 3--which went live today--for the PC version of this free-to-play action RPG.

Currently only available on PC via Steam, Dauntless was originally being ported to Xbox One and PS4 for release in April 2019, with a versions for Switch and mobile later in the year. The Xbox One and PS4 versions have now been delayed to Summer 2019, with Phoenix Labs stating it is using the "additional time to polish gameplay, stress-test for scale, and complete additional features." The PC version of Dauntless is also scheduled to migrate from Steam over to the Epic Games Store, a move which has also been delayed to coincide with the release of the game on Xbox One and PS4.

Currently in open beta on PC, Dauntless will officially launch when it releases on Epic Games Store, Xbox One, and PS4. All of your progress from the beta will carry over, regardless of which system you choose. As Phoenix Labs plans on having all Dauntless players' saved date be tied to an Epic account, the game will support cross-platform play and progression across all systems. Cross-platform support will extend to the Switch and mobile versions of the game as well when they eventually launch.

New Black Ops 4 St. Patrick's Day Update Is Now Live On PS4

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Activision has announced a two week-long St. Patrick's Day-themed celebration for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The event is already live for PS4 and will continue until March 26. Activision hasn't yet announced dates for Xbox One or PC, other than to say--in a blog post--that information would be coming soon.

The new event, called Shamrock & Awe--which returns from Call of Duty: WWII--adds new content to Blackout, Zombies, and Multiplayer mode in Black Ops 4, as well as St. Patrick's Day-themed goodies in the Black Market. Also, simply logging into Black Ops 4 during the event will unlock the "Precious" gesture and a new animated calling card for free.

In Blackout, the battle royale has undergone a few green-colored updates. All smoke--whether from grenades or supply drops--is now colored green, as are the eyes of the zombies scattered throughout the map. The foliage on the map has entered spring, with flowers blooming and brown leaves becoming green again. Hidden caches of bronze pots have been hidden throughout Blackout's map as well. And if you're looking for something to hunt other than enemy players and zombies, following the noisy jingle of dancing Leprechauns will allow you to track the little imps down. Finding and destroying them before your enemies do will reward you with "a wide variety of goodies."

Pokemon Go's First Legendary Lunch Hour Event Is Today

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Niantic is holding a new type of event in Pokemon Go today. The inaugural Legendary Lunch Hour kicks off at 12 PM local time and runs for one hour, during which time there will be an increased number of Raid Battles occurring in the game.

Niantic calls the Legendary Lunch Hour event an "experiment" to give more players a chance to participate in the game during work or school hours. The developer is inviting feedback from fans to further fine tune the event and make it one that players "can enjoy every week."

The Legendary Lunch Hour isn't the only event happening in Pokemon Go this week. Beginning March 15, the Legendary Pokemon Rayquaza will return for a special Raid Weekend, giving players their first chance to capture it in nearly a year. The Raid Weekend kicks off at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET and runs until the same time on Monday, March 18.

Dead Cells Update "Rise Of The Giants" Release Date Announced

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Dead Cells has been receiving a steady stream of updates, adding features like custom runs and overhauling major systems based on player feedback. Developer Motion Twin has now announced its first big free expansion, Rise of the Giants, will arrive on PC on March 28. Console release dates haven't been announced.

The major addition is an entirely new area to explore. To access the new area, you'll have to have bested the tough-as-nails action game at least once. That will grant you access to the Cavern, a new area with new traps and enemies, lava pools, and a new boss.

The DLC adds a lot more besides the new area, though. It will include a new skinning system with 50 outfits, giving you more loot to collect from blueprints dropped by enemies and bosses. It also adds three new skills, including a flying pet and a scroll that reveals a current map. It also brings 10 more weapons, like the Giant Killer, Boi Axe, and Thunder Shield. The Prisoner's Quarters will include a new Specialist Shop where you can buy Hunter's Grenades, along with skins and a new map. Finally, it will add a hidden level, with a completely new ending for those who can defeat the hidden boss.