X-Men Producer Trusts Disney To Stand By The Franchise

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While the future of the X-Men remains unknown due to Fox's upcoming merger with Disney, even though there's still two movies slated for release, franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner is confident that whatever happens will be for the best and said as much while promoting the third and final season of Legion at the Television Critics Association press tour.

While Marvel Studios will take control of the X-Men characters under the leadership of Kevin Feige--and Donner isn't sure she'll have any role in future films--the popular superheroes are in good hands. "He's got a great story sense," Donner says of her former assistant Feige, who she worked with on the first X-Men film. "He's got a great ability to weave each world and weave those worlds together. I trust him and I trust that he will take care of the X-Men."

Unfortunately, though, with the ownership changing hands, several projects are in flux. Gambit, X-Force, and Kitty Pryde are all movies Donner said are in Disney's hands now, should they happen at all. "This is all now in Disney's playground and they get to decide," she said. "At least we know it's in good hands. Everybody's worked really hard on the Fox side, but now it's going to be Disney's call."

Apex Legends Will Have A Fortnite-Style Battle Pass

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Apex Legends Will Have A Fortnite-Style Battle Pass

Respawn, the developer behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, has released a new battle royale game called Apex Legends. Much like Fortnite, Apex will have a Battle Pass, and it works just like the one in Epic's battle royale game.

Although the game was released as soon as it was announced on Monday, Apex's first Battle Pass won't launch until March. It will be active for a full season, which runs for about three months. Following Season 1's debut in March, Apex's Season 2 is scheduled for June, Season 3 for September, and Season 4 for December. Respawn has not announced the exact start dates for each of these seasons, but they have revealed what buying a Battle Pass will get you.

Like Fortnite, each Battle Pass includes a collection of limited-time cosmetic items. Each Apex Battle Pass will include around 100 different rewards, which you can unlock through playing the game. Several items in each season can be unlocked without the need to purchase a pass, but you'll need to buy one in order to earn everything. Once you unlock something, it's yours to keep--even in following seasons. Every Battle Pass will only include exclusive, seasonal cosmetic items and random Apex Packs, the latter of which is an assortment of weapon and Legends skins of various rarities. So you won't miss out on unlocking new Legends if you don't buy the Battle Passes.

Apex Legends Has A Battle Pass That's Just Like Fortnite's

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Apex Legends Has A Battle Pass That's Just Like Fortnite's

Respawn, the developer behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, has released a new battle royale game called Apex Legends. Much like Fortnite, Apex will have a Battle Pass, and it works just like the one in Epic's battle royale game.

Although the game is already out, Apex's first Battle Pass won't launch until March. Each season runs for about three months, with the start of Apex's season two scheduled for June, season three for September, and season four for December. Respawn has not announced the exact dates that each of these seasons start, but they have revealed what buying a Battle Pass will get you.

Like Fortnite, each Battle Pass includes a collection of limited-time cosmetic items. Each Apex Battle Pass will include around 100 different rewards, which you can unlock through playing the game. Several items in each season can be unlocked without the need to purchase a pass, but you'll need to buy one in order to earn everything. Once you unlock something, it's yours to keep--even in following seasons. Every Battle Pass will only include exclusive, seasonal cosmetic items and random Apex Packs, the latter of which is an assortment of weapon and Legends skins of various rarities. So you won't miss out on unlocking new Legends if you don't buy the Battle Passes.

Pokemon Go: New Shiny Pokemon Now Available In Lunar New Year Event

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Pokemon Go: New Shiny Pokemon Now Available In Lunar New Year Event

The annual Lunar New Year event has returned in Pokemon Go. From now until February 13, certain types of Pokemon will appear much more frequently in the wild than normal, and Niantic is offering players extra XP for catching and evolving monsters--as well as a chance to catch a new Shiny.

Throughout the event, players will have a much easier time of finding Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Ponyta, Electabuzz, Dratini, Mareep, Miltank, Torchic, Poochyena, Spoink, and Buneary--all Pokemon that correspond to the Chinese zodiac. To commemorate the Year of the Pig, Shiny Spoink will also be available for the first time.

On top of that, players will earn twice the normal amount of XP when they capture and evolve Pokemon. Additionally, monsters that are traded during the event will have a higher likelihood of becoming Lucky Pokemon, which require less Stardust than normal Pokemon to power up. You can tell Lucky Pokemon apart by their sparkling backgrounds.

Pokemon Go Adds New Shiny Pokemon In Lunar New Year Event, Now Live

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Pokemon Go Adds New Shiny Pokemon In Lunar New Year Event, Now Live

The annual Lunar New Year event has returned in Pokemon Go. From now until February 13, certain types of Pokemon will appear much more frequently in the wild than normal, and Niantic is offering players extra XP for catching and evolving monsters--as well as a chance to catch a new Shiny.

Throughout the event, players will have a much easier time of finding Rattata, Ekans, Mankey, Ponyta, Electabuzz, Dratini, Mareep, Miltank, Torchic, Poochyena, Spoink, and Buneary--all Pokemon that correspond to the Chinese zodiac. To commemorate the Year of the Pig, Shiny Spoink will also be available for the first time.

On top of that, players will earn twice the normal amount of XP when they capture and evolve Pokemon. Additionally, monsters that are traded during the event will have a higher likelihood of becoming Lucky Pokemon, which require less Stardust than normal Pokemon to power up. You can tell Lucky Pokemon apart by their sparkling backgrounds.

FX Boss Slams Netflix's Ratings As "Not Remotely Accurate"

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Twice a year the Television Critics Association press tour sees TV executives, actors, showrunners, and producers present their new programming to the press. Among those who regularly attend is FX CEO John Landgraf, who first coined the term "peak TV" and uses his regular executive sessions as what are essentially television state of the union addresses. Increasingly, his sessions has included a lot of talk about Netflix and other streaming services as they outspend and outproduce everyone. With this tour, though, he took particular aim at Netflix's viewership claims.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus Review - Where All Paths Cross

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Etrian Odyssey Nexus Review - Where All Paths Cross

For over a decade, the Etrian Odyssey series has been keeping the old-school dungeon crawler RPG alive and well on the DS console family. We've created our own adventurer's guilds and party members time and time again, painstakingly drawn tons of dungeon maps step-by-step, and slain countless numbers of deadly enemies in turn-based combat. Etrian Odyssey Nexus is the series' swan song on the 3DS, and it's a farewell celebration well worth attending, combining many beloved elements from across the whole of the series.

As is usual for the Etrian Odyssey series, you find yourself almost immediately thrust into the game's main story. The floating islands of Lemuria are filled with strange, unexplored lands and a Yggdrasil tree, the secrets of which adventurers come from all the over the world to discover. You must assemble a guild of adventurers, name them, customize their looks and voices, give them basic adventuring skills, and gather them together in a party to explore the mysterious floating islands, dungeon by dungeon, floor by floor.

Apex Legends Microtransactions: Prices, Skins, Battle Pass, And More

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Respawn's new battle royale game, Apex Legends, has arrived on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Much like Epic's massively popular Fortnite, while the game is completely free to download and play, it features microtransactions, giving you numerous options for spending real-world money if you're so inclined. Here's a rundown on what you can get.

There are three different types of currency in Apex Legends: Apex Coins, Legend Tokens, and Crafting Metals. Apex Coins are the only kind that can be purchased with real-world money, and they're used to buy Apex Packs (the game's equivalent of loot boxes), Legends (playable characters), and featured items. You can purchase Apex Coins in the following increments:

The remaining two forms of currency, Legend Tokens (represented with a red icon) and Crafting Metals (blue icon) can both be earned within the game. You'll receive Legend Tokens for leveling up, and these can be used to purchase most the same items as Apex Coins. Crafting Metals, meanwhile, can be obtained in Apex Packs, and they are used to unlock weapon skins and other cosmetics.