WWE's Tommaso Ciampa Out For Surgery: What Does This Mean For The NXT Championship?

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One of the recent NXT callups, as well as the current NXT Champion, Tommaso Ciampa has made waves on the main WWE roster, only to have it taken away so quickly.

Ciampa will have to undergo neck surgery on March 7, putting him out of action, according to WWE. He has been scheduled for an anterior cervical fusion, which is a surgery to remove a herniated disc from the neck, through the front of the neck, in the throat area. Recovery time for a procedure like this is around three to six months for the patient to return to normal. WWE did not set a timetable for his potential return or how long he could be out.

This could explain why the focus on Ciampa and Johnny Gargano as a tag team on Raw quickly switched over to other NXT newcomers Ricochet and Aleister Black, who now have a Raw Tag Team Championship match at Fastlane, this Sunday.

Valve Blocks Release Of Explicit Sexual Assault Game On Steam

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(Content warning: sexual assault.)

Valve has announced it will block the release of a controversial game that was to be distributed through its service. In its statement regarding the decision, it said the game poses "unknown costs and risks" and that the "chosen content matter and a way of representing it" render the distribution platform unable to work with the developer.

The game, titled "Rape Day," is a visual novel set during a zombie apocalypse in which the player character can harass other survivors, kill people, and sexually assault women. It has been listed on the Steam marketplace with an impending release date, but Valve has now removed the listing. The company issued a statement through its Valve blog explaining the decision. You can read it in full below.

Nintendo Is Wary Of How It Handles Mobile Microtransactions

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Despite its initial reluctance to bring its properties to smartphones, Nintendo has been slowly expanding its reach into the mobile market. The company has a couple of new smartphone games on the way this year, including the recently announced Dr. Mario World. But while mobile games will remain a component of Nintendo's business, it seems the company doesn't want players to spend too much on them.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Nintendo has had its development partners adjust their mobile games so that players don't spend an excessive amount of money in them. Like many other smartphone titles, most of Nintendo's mobile offerings are free to download and feature optional in-app purchases, but WSJ reports that Nintendo is wary of being perceived as greedy for these microstransactions and potentially tarnishing its brand.

Nintendo's most recent smartphone venture is Dragalia Lost, an action RPG co-developed by Granblue Fantasy studio Cygames. The game launched back in September and has proven to be a modest success, surpassing $75 million in revenue worldwide according to Sensor Tower. However, Cygames parent company CyberAgent has had to cut its earnings forecast--the first time it has done so in 17 years--because the title has underperformed.

Devil May Cry 5: How Long The Story Takes To Beat

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Capcom's Devil May Cry 5 is almost here, releasing on March 8 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The newest entry to the Devil May Cry franchise further evolves the series' staple over-the-top action and ridiculous style.

If you're planning on picking the game up, you don't have to worry about it taking over too much of your life. After playing through Devil May Cry 5, GameSpot editors Matt Espineli and Alessandro Fillari both said it took them about 15 hours to complete the main campaign. So if you want to, it's plausible to finish Capcom's new game in a weekend. For those who want a bit more out of the game, new difficulties unlock in Devil May Cry 5 after you complete it the first time.

In our Devil May Cry 5 review, Matt Espineli gave the game a 9/10, writing, "DMC5 thrives on the stylistic and mechanical prowess of its predecessors. It sticks to tradition above all else, pursuing a few ambitious new ideas along the way, but mostly maintaining the series’ focus on intricate fighting systems and campy bravado. Rarely does the game stumble, consistently leveraging its spectacle and mechanical depth to push aside any small frustrations. All the while, the story exudes a charismatic charm that keeps you constantly intrigued as you’re refining your skills. DMC5 proves the series can still be brilliant and imaginative without compromising its longest-held traditions."

Digimon 20th Anniversary Movie Teaser Image Sees Partners Share A Moment

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A new key visual has been revealed for the upcoming Digimon film that celebrates the original 1999 anime's 20th anniversary. The art is the first teaser image released for the new movie, which was first announced in May 2018. It can be seen below.

The key visual doesn't showcase much--it's a shot of Taichi (Tai in the English dub) and his partner Digimon, Agumon, holding hands. Taichi has also removed his goggles, an accessory he's worn for most of his partnership with Agumon. The visual was revealed via a tweet by Digimon Adventure Tri character designer Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, who, according to Siliconera, made the image based on a specific scene from the upcoming movie. The tweet is accompanied by the message to "Please remember Taichi and Agumon this way until the movie releases."

【2020年初春】
「劇場版デジモンアドベンチャー(仮題)」
超ティザービジュアルを公開!!
キャラクターデザイン・中鶴勝祥が、映画のある1シーンをイメージして切り取ったイラストです。
この太一とアグモンの姿を公開まで覚えていてください。https://t.co/sGVzzzr7yU#デジモン pic.twitter.com/m5JtTPH6Y2

Gotham's "Trial Of Jim Gordon" Is "A Nice Way To Say Goodbye" For Show's Star

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The next episode of Gotham, "The Trial of Jim Gordon," isn't the series finale of the Fox show. However, it is the final installment of the series that was filmed before production wrapped. In the episode, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is near death after being shot and finds himself hallucinating a trial to determine whether or not he deserves to live, taking a deep look at everything Gordon has done since Gotham's pilot, for better or worse.

This particular episode also happens to be directed by Erin Richards, who plays Barbara Kean on the series. Having her at the helm for the final scenes filmed for the show created a special environment on-set, as the cast said goodbye to the characters they've embodied for five seasons. "It was the most emotionally satisfying end to this journey that you could possibly imagine," Robin Lord Taylor, who plays Penguin, told GameSpot at the TCA press tour. "To have someone who had been with all of us since the pilot, and to have her be one of us, as the actors, and just her connection to the crew, it was just so warm and beautiful and just super fitting to the family that we had built together over these last couple of years."

Devil May Cry 5: The Review, Release Date, Gameplay, And What To Know

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Devil May Cry 5: The Review, Release Date, Gameplay, And What To Know

After a long time away, Capcom is bringing the cult favorite Devil May Cry series back to its classic roots. Set to release on March 8, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Devil May Cry 5 is the next major entry in the series, evolving the over-the-top action and style that popularized the series since its debut in 2001. With new weapons systems, multiple playable characters, and an abundance of callbacks to previous games, DMC5 looks to be the game that longtime fans have been waiting for. In our full review, we detailed why the new game in the series is everything long-time fans have been waiting for.

There's a lot to take in with DMC5, including its enhanced combat mechanics, and the new co-op mode that was revealed during the trailer at The Game Awards. Ever since its debut at E3 2018, we've got plenty to say about the action game, so we've broken things down to a few key points of interest. Here's everything we know about Capcom's upcoming return to stylish-action with Devil May Cry 5.

Devil May Cry 5 Review Roundup

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Devil May Cry 5, the first numbered sequel in the franchise since 2008, releases this week. The name sends a clear signal to fans: this is the true successor to Devil May Cry 4.

The most significant addition is a completely new playable character, V. While Dante and Nero are known for their acrobatic gunplay, V is a very different fighter. He summons familiars while standing back and floating around the battlefield, letting them do his fighting for him. And of course, Dante and Nero themselves are back, offering the familiar action gameplay fans have come to expect. Capcom has marketed this as a return to form, but is it?

"As you send demons flying across the screen in Devil May Cry 5, a strong sense of familiarity will hit you," critic Matt Espineli wrote in GameSpot's review. "It is a brilliant iteration of the series’ best qualities--but it innovates as much as it reiterates, balancing new and old with infectious confidence."