Why Suda51 Returned To The Series That Launched His Career

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Why Suda51 Returned To The Series That Launched His Career

It's been about 25 years since Goichi "Suda51" Suda had a hand in a Fire Pro Wrestling game, but he's coming back to lend his storytelling chops to the retro-style wrestling series--it's where he got his start, after all.

Suda's made a name for himself and the team at Grasshopper Manufacture with bizarre concepts for unconventional narratives that have turned into cult hits, such as Killer7, Shadows Of The Damned, and the No More Heroes franchise. If you've been paying attention to games he's worked on, you've seen the love of professional wrestling throughout his body of work; Travis Touchdown suplexes enemies to finish them off and Mask de Smith's whole persona was based on a luchador-masked wrestler with the proper moveset to fit. All that can be traced back to Fire Pro Wrestling.

Apex Legends Update 1.1 Patch Notes: New Squad Invites, More Mute Buttons

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Respawn Entertainment's latest update to Apex Legends, Update 1.1, is out for PC and console players. It's caused some early problems for players, resetting some accounts, according to Respawn's Reddit post.

Major issues with the update aside, Update 1.1 includes some interesting quality-of-life changes for Apex Legends that should make it even easier to create better, longer-lasting squads of the players you meet when firing up the game. Apex now includes an option that lets players invite the members of their last squad back into their party--perfect for those times when your team of randos from matchmaking actually turn out to be pretty good.

The option for squad invites is now on the Friends menu, which means you can opt out if you don't want any matchmade players trying to follow you back to your squad. The patch also has a few other changes worked in, including access to a Mute button on the Legend select screen, and more options on PC for reporting players for cheating or other issues. PC players will also get more information if the game crashes to help them deal with the trouble.

Apex Legends Update 1.1 Patch Notes: Respawn Adds Squad Invites, More Mute Buttons

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Respawn Entertainment's latest update to Apex Legends, Update 1.1, is out for PC and console players. It's caused some early problems for players, resetting some accounts, according to Respawn's Reddit post.

Major issues with the update aside, Update 1.1 includes some interesting quality-of-life changes for Apex Legends that should make it even easier to create better, longer-lasting squads of the players you meet when firing up the game. Apex now includes an option that lets players invite the members of their last squad back into their party--perfect for those times when your team of randos from matchmaking actually turn out to be pretty good.

The option for squad invites is now on the Friends menu, which means you can opt out if you don't want any matchmade players trying to follow you back to your squad. The patch also has a few other changes worked in, including access to a Mute button on the Legend select screen, and more options on PC for reporting players for cheating or other issues. PC players will also get more information if the game crashes to help them deal with the trouble.

Apex Legends Update 1.1 Patch Notes: Squad Invites, More Mute Buttons

about X hours ago from

Respawn Entertainment's latest update to Apex Legends, Update 1.1, is out for PC and console players. It caused some early problems for players, resetting some accounts, according to Respawn's Reddit post--but Respawn says those issues have been fixed.

Update 1.1 includes some interesting quality-of-life changes for Apex Legends that should make it even easier to create better, longer-lasting squads of the players you meet when firing up the game. Apex now includes an option that lets players invite the members of their last squad back into their party--perfect for those times when your team of randos from matchmaking actually turn out to be pretty good.

The option for squad invites is now on the Friends menu, which means you can opt out if you don't want any matchmade players trying to follow you back to your squad. The patch also has a few other changes worked in, including access to a Mute button on the Legend select screen, and more options on PC for reporting players for cheating or other issues. PC players will also get more information if the game crashes to help them deal with the trouble.

Ex-WWE Commentator Jim Ross Signs With AEW

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Another major name has joined All Elite Wrestling. The promotion announced that Jim Ross, the former WWE agent best known for his commentary work during the company's Attitude Era, has signed a three-year contract that AEW describes as "the most lucrative deal in pro wrestling commentary history."

AEW says Ross will take on the role of Senior Advisor "effectively immediately." His first in-ring appearance for the promotion will be at its first major event, Double or Nothing, which is scheduled to take place on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The company says Ross will also "work closely with the senior leaders at AEW on their roadmap to shift and reinvent the wrestling landscape."

"I'm moving on in a very positive way to this timely opportunity to be on the ground floor of one of the most exciting moments in the history of pro wrestling," Ross said in a press release. "I’ve known Tony [Khan, president of AEW], Cody [Rhodes], The Young Bucks, and Kenny [Omega] for a long time, and I know they're going to change the world of pro wrestling."

The Division 2 Tidal Basin Update Coming April 5

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The Division 2 will add its first big late-game world event this week, with the Tidal Basin update. The new area will open on April 5 as a free update to all players, but it's not for rookie agents. You'll need a high-level character to take on the new challenges.

If you have a Tier 4 agent with at least 450 gear score, you'll unlock a new set of challenges in Tidal Basin. It will also open up the ability to reach Tier 5, and you'll be able to take down a new Black Tusk stronghold.

This is the first big update for Ubisoft's open-world shooter. Other plans include Operation Dark Hours, the first eight-person raid, and a story episode called D.C. Outskirts: Expeditions slated for the summer. Similar story episodes are planned for fall and winter.

New Nintendo Switch Controller Builds In Voice Chat

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A third-party controller for the Nintendo Switch promises to bring one of the most requested features to the platform: easy in-game voice chat. PDP's Faceoff Deluxe+ wired controller is slated for launch this summer, and it boasts the first controller to use a separate chat functionality.

The Faceoff Deluxe+ uses the audio SDK developed by Vivox, the studio behind Fortnite's in-game chat. It offers a 3.5mm audio jack and built-in audio controls, which will let you plug in a standard headset and chat normally, without going through Nintendo's awkward mobile chat app.

The controller also features interchangeable face plates and two programmable buttons, like the previous Faceoff Deluxe controllers. Pre-orders will begin in May. According to the company blog, it will cost $25 and come in Red Camo and Purple Camo at launch.

Hilarious Avengers Fan Trailer Recasts Movie With '90s Action Stars

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Superhero movies obviously existed prior to the 21st century, but it was the likes of the first X-Men and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man at the start of the 2000s that helped make the genre the box office monster it is today. The current stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are some of the best known actors in the world, and it's hard to think of other performers in those roles.

But what if the superhero movie craze had happened a decade earlier? With the exception of three Batman movies and smaller films such as Blade, the 1990s were largely free of big screen superheroes, despite the number of hugely iconic actors associated with that decade. Luckily, thanks to YouTube fan-edit channel What's The Mashup, we now have an idea of what a '90s Avengers movie might have looked like.

The WTM team presents a trailer for the The Avengers in '90s style, complete with a dated VFX and a distinctive VHS look. Best of all, they have inserted some of the biggest stars of the time, using footage from other movies, and cast them as the Earth's Mightiest Heroes. So if you ever wanted to see Tom Cruise as Iron Man, Brad Pitt as Thor, or Sarah Michelle Gellar as Captain Marvel, here's your chance. There's more in there too--but we won't spoil the surprise of who has been cast as Captain America. Check it out below: