Suicide Squad's box office business plunges just like Batman v Superman's did

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Suicide Squad's box office business plunges just like Batman v Superman's did

Cedes No. 1 to — get this — Sausage Party

Suicide Squad's strong opening weekend belied the consensus thumbs-down reviewers gave it, fanning hope in some that if the movie wasn't a hit with foofy film critics it might still gather a wider, laid-back, fun-seeking audience.

The movie may have taken in $64.8 million on its opening Friday, but its second Friday saw just $13.35 million, a plunge of 79.4 percent, according to Box Office Mojo. That is the same kind of drop seen by Batman v Superman, which likewise set a record for a big premiere in a shoulder-season month and immediately cratered in its second week.

Kenny Baker, the man inside R2-D2, dies at 83

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Kenny Baker, the man inside R2-D2, dies at 83

A pivotal, if unseen, actor in all six Star Wars films

Kenny Baker, the actor who starred in every Star Wars films as the droid R2-D2, has died, reports The Guardian. He was 83.

Baker, who stood only 3-foot-8 and was not expected to live past his puberty, began his show business career in theater and the circus. He shot to international name recognition with Star Wars in 1977. Director George Lucas hired him because his stature was small enough to fit inside the cylindrical, diminutive droid's chassis.

Dota 2 reveals Monkey King a new — and completely original — hero

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Dota 2 reveals Monkey King a new — and completely original — hero

First hero who did not appear in the original Defense of the Ancients

Valve revealed another new Dota 2 hero, Monkey King, last night after the end of play in The International 2016. He is the first original Dota 2 character, meaning the first who isn't ported from the original Dota (Defense of the Ancients) mod.

Monkey King joins Dota 2's lineup in the fall with the game's The New Journey update. His abilities, stats and role have yet to be divulged, but the trailer above gives a good idea of what to expect from him when he appears. Monkey King is based on Sun Wukong, the hero of China's 16th century epic novel Journey to the West.

Overwatch servers are about to get faster on PC

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Overwatch servers are about to get faster on PC

No more tiny tick rate

Blizzard Entertainment is updating Overwatch to support high bandwidth across all modes on Windows PC, it announced in a community update. That means that players of the high-speed hero shooter can look forward to the game doing a better job of keeping up with its players, satisfying those who have long complained about Overwatch’s tick rate.

"In Overwatch, our high bandwidth option adjusts the game’s client update rate (the frequency at which your client gets updates from the game server) from 21 updates per second to 63 updates per second," a community manager wrote in a post. "This reduces the amount of time between when you complete an action and when your client hears back about the result, which in turn will help make the game feel more responsive. "

New PaRappa the Rapper anime debuts in Japan this month

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New PaRappa the Rapper anime debuts in Japan this month

PJ Berri’s taking the lead

A new animated series of shorts based on PaRappa the Rapper, titled PJ Berri no Mogu-Mogu Munya-Munya, will debut in Japan on Aug. 18, Fuji TV announced this week. Don’t expect an epic exploration of PaRappa and his pals, however; episodes are slated to be about 96 seconds long each.

PJ Berri, the DJing bear and close friend of PaRappa the Rapper, may be the star of the show, but expect characters like PaRappa and Chop Chop Master Onion to make appearances.

A quick tour of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Temple of Time

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A quick tour of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s Temple of Time

It may be in ruins, but it's still beautiful

The Temple of Time, familiar to players of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, will make its return in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While some had the chance to tour the classic location during the E3 2016 demo, Nintendo uploaded a brief clip surveying the abandoned building on its Facebook page today.

Ruins surround the Temple, itself in shambles after untold events. That’s a departure from its state in Ocarina of Time, where the sacred towers stood just past Hyrule Castle Town. Now, the Temple of Time is found near the Great Plateau and the Shrine of Resurrection, where the kingdom of Hyrule is said to be born.

At day four of the 2016 International Dota 2 Championships, underdogs and favorites rise and fall

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At day four of the 2016 International Dota 2 Championships, underdogs and favorites rise and fall

Only four teams remain at TI6

As the 2016 International Dota 2 Championship rolls past its halfway point, 16 teams has been narrowed down to just five, and most pre-tournament predictions have crumbled.

The day opened as Philippines-based team TNC, a surprise success story at this year’s tournament who knocked out EU favorites OG in a shocking 2-0 upset on day two, took on another surprising contender at this year’s TI. North American team DC squeaked into TI6’s main event, narrowly avoiding elimination, and have gone on to perform well in the lower bracket. TNC started the set strongly with a win over DC, but the NA team went on to win the next two, eliminating the Filipino squad. However, TNC have finished in TI6’s "top eight" standings, securing a minimum prize of more than $500,000.

Nintendo may let fans name its 'community Nintendog' after Waluigi

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Nintendo may let fans name its 'community Nintendog' after Waluigi

Please don't let this happen

Nintendo of America tweeted a poll earlier today asking fans a simple question: What should it name its "community Nintendog"? In doing so, however, it appears that the company has given the Twittersphere far too much power, and the dog could end up being named after Waluigi, of all things, as a result.

What should we name our Community Nintendog?

Don't buy No Man's Sky on PC yet

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Don't buy No Man's Sky on PC yet

The game is suffering performance issues

The PC version of No Man’s Sky was released today, and this version of the game already seems a bit disappointing.

The good news is that the game supports a variety of resolutions, from 640 by 480 all the way up to 4k, and a good number of other graphical options and settings. Be aware that the game is locked at 30 frames-per-second upon launch, and you’ll have to manually bump that up if you want a smoother experience.

Don't buy No Man's Sky on PC yet

about X hours ago from
Don't buy No Man's Sky on PC yet

The game is suffering performance issues

The PC version of No Man’s Sky was released today, and this version of the game already seems a bit disappointing.

The good news is that the game supports a variety of resolutions, from 640 by 480 all the way up to 4K, and a good number of other graphical options and settings. Be aware that the game is locked at 30 frames per second upon launch, and you’ll have to manually bump that up if you want a smoother experience.