Journey To The Savage Planet Is A Strange Sci-Fi Satire Of Late-Stage Capitalism

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Journey To The Savage Planet Is A Strange Sci-Fi Satire Of Late-Stage Capitalism

Revealed at The Game Awards 2018, Journey to the Savage Planet takes a decidedly more strange and self-aware approach to the premise of the lone space adventurer exploring a distant world. Instead of seeking knowledge and charting new areas of the universe for the betterment of humanity, it's your job as an interstellar adventurer to make way for the inevitable push of capitalism by prepping the planet for your employer--a mid-tier corporation that has an endless flow of products to sell.

We spent some time with Journey to the Savage Planet during GDC 2019 and spoke with Typhoon Studios co-founder and creative director Alex Hutchinson about the developer's approach to the familiar premise, why he's proud the game features no procedurally generated content, and how players will always be within reach of consumerist tendencies, even in the furthest reaches of space.

Angelina Jolie Reportedly In Talks To Join The MCU Movie The Eternals

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The MCU will look like after Avengers: Endgame is still a little mysterious. Marvel has, unsurprisingly, been closely guarding the details of just how the final fight with Thanos is going to shake out, and what the landscape of our favorite live action superheroes will look like when the dust (haha, get it?) settles.

But we do have a slate of upcoming films announced with directors attached--among them, The Eternals, directed by Chloe Zhao. As reported by THR, the film is apparently in talks with Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie for the role, though no specific details are available at this time.

The Eternals are one of Marvel's more esoteric comic book properties. Created by the legendary Jack Kirby in the mid '70s, they're not a property with much name recognition. Still, over their fourty-plus year publication history, the Eternals have grown into a vibrant and complex corner of the Marvel Universe that weaves real world mythology into high flying pulp action.

Pokemon Go April Community Day Announced

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Pokemon Go April Community Day Announced

Now that March is just about behind us, Niantic has shared the first details for April's Pokemon Go Community Day. The monthly event is scheduled to return on Saturday, April 13, and this time around, it'll feature a rare Dragon Pokemon: Bagon.

All throughout the Community Day, Bagon will appear in the wild in greater numbers than it normally does, making it much easier to add some to your collection. Considering that Niantic typically introduces the Shiny form of that month's featured Pokemon during each Community Day, you'll also presumably have your first chance to catch a Shiny Bagon during this month's event.

Bagon is the base form of the powerful Dragon/Flying Pokemon Salamence, so you'll want to catch as many as you can during April's Community Day. If you manage to evolve any into Salamence up to an hour after the event ends, it will also learn an exclusive move, although Niantic hasn't revealed what that will be just yet.

Pokemon Go Community Day For April Announced, Features Bagon

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Pokemon Go Community Day For April Announced, Features Bagon

Now that March is nearly behind us and April is just around the corner, Niantic has shared the first details for April's Pokemon Go Community Day. The monthly event is scheduled to return on Saturday, April 13, and this time around it'll feature a rare Dragon Pokemon: Bagon.

All throughout the Community Day, Bagon will appear in the wild in greater numbers than it normally does, making it much easier to add some to your collection. Considering that Niantic typically introduces the Shiny form of that month's featured Pokemon during each Community Day, you'll also presumably have your first chance to catch a Shiny Bagon during this month's event.

Bagon is the base form of the powerful Dragon/Flying Pokemon Salamence, so you'll want to catch as many as you can during April's Community Day. If you manage to evolve any into Salamence up to an hour after the event ends, it will also learn an exclusive move, although Niantic hasn't revealed what that will be just yet.

Avengers Posters, T-Shirts, And Collectibles That'll Get You Hyped For Endgame

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Avengers Posters, T-Shirts, And Collectibles That'll Get You Hyped For Endgame

It's been more than 10 years since the release of Iron Man in 2008, which sparked the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a collection of movies that's earned a massive fan base over the past decade. Now, the grand finale to the story built up by 21 films is nearly here with the upcoming release of Avengers: Endgame on April 26.

If you're already planning your Marvel movie marathon and reading up on Endgame theories, we feel you. The hype is real. To fuel your obsession even more, we rounded up some of the best Avengers and MCU-themed merch out there, both licensed and fan-made. From posters and Funko Pop figures to collectibles, T-shirts, and even Legos, these Marvel-inspired products will keep your favorite heroes close--even after their stories come to a conclusion in Endgame.

This gorgeous, officially licensed poster captures the dark, dramatic events of Infinity War and comes with a sleek black frame for easy hanging.

Here's A Nice Incentive To Upgrade To Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Deluxe Edition

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Here's A Nice Incentive To Upgrade To Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Deluxe Edition

This week, Bethesda released a new trailer and release date for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the standalone sequel to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus announced last year. It also detailed the game's special edition, dubbed the Deluxe Edition, and highlighted one particular feature that's fairly unusual but might make it a no-brainer for those interested in playing cooperatively with a friend.

The standard version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood has a retail price of $30 USD, while the Deluxe Edition goes for $40 USD. The Deluxe Edition includes a cyborg-themed skin pack, which is roughly par for the course with a special edition like this, but more notable is the inclusion of what's called the Buddy Pass. That extra $10 might be worth it for the Buddy Pass alone, because it allows you to grant limited access to the game to a friend, making it perfect for co-op play.

According to the Youngblood FAQ, you can send a Buddy Pass invite code to as many friends as you want. With the code, someone can play Youngblood with you in co-op for free. You can only play with one friend at a time, though, and you do need to be playing in order for someone else to use your pass.

There's A Nice Incentive To Buy Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Deluxe Edition

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There's A Nice Incentive To Buy Wolfenstein: Youngblood's Deluxe Edition

Bethesda released a new trailer and release date for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, the standalone sequel to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Better yet, the studio revealed the Deluxe Edition of Youngblood comes with a nice extra.

The standard version of Wolfenstein: Youngblood has a retail price of $30 USD, while the Deluxe Edition goes for $40 USD. The Deluxe Edition includes a cyborg-themed skin pack and a Buddy Pass. That extra $10 might be worth it for the Buddy Pass alone, which allows you to give a limited copy of the game to a friend.

According to the Youngblood FAQ, you can send a Buddy Pass invite code to as many friends as you want. With the code, someone can play Youngblood with you in co-op for free. You can only play with one friend at a time, though, and you do need to be playing in order for someone else to use your pass.

Shovel Knight Dev Reveals Its Next Project

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Yacht Club Games burst onto the indie scene in 2011 with Shovel Knight, a 2D side-scrolling platformer meant to evoke the NES-style sensibilities of yesteryear. Six years and numerous Shovel Knight expansions later, the indie developer has announced its second publishing effort in the form of Cyber Shadow.

Cyber Shadow, according to the official announcement, is a 2D side-scrolling platformer that combines "the level design principles of Mario, the skills and action of Ninja Gaiden, the enemy designs of Contra, and the dark visual aesthetic of Batman." Think The Messenger but in the future where everything, including the player character himself, is cybernetic. It looks slick, with fast-paced action necessitating precise platforming and quick reflexes. You'll be able to equip items, find secrets, upgrade your skills, and more, all while listening to a thumping soundtrack produced by Jake Kaufman (Shovel Knight, Crypt of the NecroDancer).

You can view the official trailer below.