Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is An Insane Remix Of The Comics And Here's Why

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Netflix's Umbrella Academy Is An Insane Remix Of The Comics And Here's Why

While Netflix's Marvel shows seem to be coming to an end--only two of the six series are left standing--that doesn't mean the streaming service is getting out of the superhero game. In Umbrella Academy, the new original series based on comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the street-level crime fighting has been replaced with time travel, the threat of global destruction, and some very entertaining dance sequences.

Umbrella Academy follows a highly-dysfunctional "family" of people with a variety of powers--and the one "sibling" that seemingly has nothing special about her--as they're reunited following the death of their father-figure. That's just the kickoff point for the series, though. Whether it's time assassins from the future, a talking chimpanzee in a suit, or an old man stuck in the body of a teenager, Umbrella Academy is a comic book and TV series that embraces the weirdness of its premise and isn't afraid to look silly to tell its story.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 Update And Joker Release Detailed; New Amiibo Revealed

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Smash Bros. Ultimate 3.0 Update And Joker Release Detailed; New Amiibo Revealed

During its latest Direct event, Nintendo provided an update on what the future holds for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, revealing information about its 3.0 update, narrowing down when the next DLC character will be available, and showing off a few new Amiibo coming soon.

First up is update 3.0, which Nintendo didn't actually detail. Instead it teased more information in the future. In terms of DLC characters, Nintendo already revealed that the next fighter to join the roster will be Persona 5 protagonist Joker. However, it has now confirmed that he'll be available in the game before the end of April.

As previously detailed, Joker will be the first DLC character released for the game (outside of Piranha Plant) and will be available as part of Challenge Pack 1. Each DLC pack will be solid individually and contains a DLC character, a stage, and accompanying music. Nintendo is also offering a Fighters Pass that will include all the Challenge Packs.

Super Mario Maker 2 Announced For Nintendo Switch

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Nintendo has announced Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch. The sequel made its debut as part of today's Nintendo Direct event, during which a June 2019 release date was also confirmed. One of the big new additions for the second game is the ability to create slopes--something which was noticeably absent from both the original Wii U title and the 3DS version.

Angled surfaces for Mario to hop, skip, and jump along might not sound like a big deal, but its something that fans have been very vocal about wanting, and now it's finally here. It'll be interesting to see what kind of devious levels players come up with to make use of this new terrain option.

The other big new feature for Super Mario Maker 2 is its inclusion of Super Mario 3D World assets to craft custom levels, which is nice way to represents the modern-era of Mario titles.

New Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Characters Revealed, Including Captain Marvel

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was unexpectedly revealed at The Game Awards in December of 2018. Now, during today's Nintendo Direct, we learned some new details about the upcoming brawler for Switch. During the stream it was confirmed that the game will have an all-new story that pits Marvel's iconic heroes and villains against each other for the fate of the world.

During the initial reveal trailer characters from the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and X-Men were shown as playable. However, it has now been confirmed that the Defenders squad will also be represented. For those not familiar, the team is made up of Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones. Additionally, Captain Marvel will also join the fight, which makes sense given that she'll be hitting the big screen in her own Marvel Cinematic Universe movie this year.

During the video, we got to see the various special abilities and team attacks that are available. There's even a big team attack that combines the might of multiple Marvel heroes.

Super Mario Maker 2 For Nintendo Switch Revealed

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Nintendo has announced Super Mario Maker 2 for Nintendo Switch. The sequel made its debut as part of today's Nintendo Direct event, during which a June 2019 release date was also confirmed. One of the big new additions for the second game is the ability to create slopes--something which was noticeably absent from both the original Wii U title and the 3DS version.

Angled surfaces for Mario to hop, skip, and jump along might not sound like a big deal, but its something that fans have been very vocal about wanting, and now it's finally here. It'll be interesting to see what kind of devious levels players come up with to make use of this new terrain option.

The other big new feature for Super Mario Maker 2 is its inclusion of Super Mario 3D World assets to craft custom levels, which is nice way to represents the modern-era of Mario titles.

Pokemon Go February 2019 Community Day: Start Time, How To Get Sinnoh Stones, And More

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Pokemon Go February 2019 Community Day: Start Time, How To Get Sinnoh Stones, And More

Pokemon Go's next Community Day is just around the corner. Niantic is hosting this month's event on Saturday, February 16, and like usual, it'll offer players around the world a chance to capture rare Pokemon and earn some generous in-game bonuses.

Each Community Day typically runs for only three hours, but the specifics of these events vary month by month. To help you prepare, we've rounded up all of the most important details about February 2019's Community Day below, from the time it starts in each region to what bonuses you'll be able to earn.

Niantic typically designates one "featured" Pokemon for each Community Day. Not only will this monster spawn much more frequently than it normally does throughout the event, but players will also have a chance of finding its Shiny form. The Pokemon will be able to learn a special, otherwise unattainable move if it evolves by the end of the event.

The 24 Best Time Travel Movies Ever

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The 24 Best Time Travel Movies Ever

It's a temporal week in entertainment.

Here at GameSpot, we love good sci-fi, especially of the time travel variety. That's what makes this week so exciting: Not only does Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the Groundhog Day-like slasher movie, hit theaters this Wednesday, February 13--Netflix's Umbrella Academy, about a quirky team of superheroes that includes a time traveling 15-year-old, releases on Friday, February 15. That's a lot of temporal displacement.

Happy Death Day 2U and Umbrella Academy succeed on the backs of a long history of time travel fiction on the big and small screens. To celebrate, we're going to look back at both--click here for the best time travel shows, and read on for the greatest time travel movies of all, uh, time.

Note: These are presented in no particular order, because ranking them would just take too much time. ;)

Here at GameSpot, we love good sci-fi, especially of the time travel variety. That's what makes this week so exciting: Not only does Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the Groundhog Day-like slasher movie, hit theaters this Wednesday, February 13--Netflix's Umbrella Academy, about a quirky team of superheroes that includes a time traveling 15-year-old, releases on Friday, February 15. That's a lot of temporal displacement.

The 14 Best Time Travel TV Shows Ever

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The 14 Best Time Travel TV Shows Ever

It's a temporal week in entertainment.

Here at GameSpot, we love good sci-fi, especially of the time travel variety. That's what makes this week so exciting: Not only does Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the Groundhog Day-like slasher movie, hit theaters this Wednesday, February 13--Netflix's Umbrella Academy, about a quirky team of superheroes that includes a time traveling 15-year-old, releases on Friday, February 15. That's a lot of temporal displacement.

Happy Death Day 2U and Umbrella Academy succeed on the backs of a long history of time travel fiction on the big and small screens. To celebrate, we're going to look back at both--click here for the best time travel movies, and read on for the greatest time travel TV shows of all, uh, time.

Note: These are presented in no particular order, because ranking them would just take too much time. ;)

Here at GameSpot, we love good sci-fi, especially of the time travel variety. That's what makes this week so exciting: Not only does Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to the Groundhog Day-like slasher movie, hit theaters this Wednesday, February 13--Netflix's Umbrella Academy, about a quirky team of superheroes that includes a time traveling 15-year-old, releases on Friday, February 15. That's a lot of temporal displacement.

Apex Legends: Tips And Guides To Help You Stay On Top

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Apex Legends: Tips And Guides To Help You Stay On Top

With Apex Legends becoming one of the fastest growing games in record time, there are many players competing for that top spot to become Champion. As a battle royale game set within the Titanfall universe, you'll need to coordinate with your squad to pick the best landing spot and stay several steps ahead of the enemy team, all the while avoiding the encroaching circle of death. Though it features a familiar formula from games like Fortnite and PUBG, Apex Legends' particular brand of character-focused battle royale action will take some time adjusting to.

We at GameSpot have put together a set of guides to help you get into the game with a better understanding of what's to come. In addition to learning more about Apex Legend's best weapons, we've also got some tips on how best to unlock the two additional characters Mirage and Caustic, and how to attain the ever-elusive Champion status. Be sure to check back with GameSpot for more guides and impressions on what's happening in the online world of Apex Legends. And if you haven't seen our review yet, go check out editor Phil Hornshaw's thoughts on Respawn's excellent debut into the battle royale scene.