The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira joins Black Panther

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The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira joins Black Panther

Plus, confirmations on other actors' characters

Danai Gurira, star of The Walking Dead and notable for her role on the show as Michonne, has officially joined the cast of Marvel Studios' Black Panther.

Gurira joined the rest of her Black Panther co-stars on stage during Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel in San Diego on Saturday, including Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Gurira will play the head of the Dora Milaje, Black Panther's personal bodyguards.

Watch the first trailer for Legion, Marvel and FX’s X-Men spin-off series

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Watch the first trailer for Legion, Marvel and FX’s X-Men spin-off series

New mutants are coming to TV

Marvel and FX released the first full-length trailer for Legion at San Diego Comic-Con today, giving us a look at series that will focus on mutant David Haller, aka Legion in Marvel Comics.

Admitted to a psychiatric hospital and diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, Haller slowly realizes that the voices he hears in his head aren't delusions, but an effect of his mutant ability. Haller, played by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), is gifted with a variety of psionic powers, including telekinesis and pyrokinesis, which are controlled by his multiple personalities.

Who's inside the Kojima Productions mascot suit? Hideo Kojima, of course

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Who's inside the Kojima Productions mascot suit? Hideo Kojima, of course

Hideo is Ludens

When Hideo Kojima revealed the mascot for his new company, Kojima Productions, fans speculated about the man wearing the space exploration suit. Many theorized that actor Norman Reedus was the face of Ludens, given his relationship with Kojima. Reedus was set to star in Kojina's Silent Hills before it was canceled, and will appear in Death Stranding.

As it turns out, it's not Reedus in Ludens; that's Kojima's face behind that mask.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance returns to PS4, Xbox One next week

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance returns to PS4, Xbox One next week

Both games will be bundled; PC edition also launching

Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 will return to consoles on July 26 after through a bundle available on Tuesday, Marvel Comics announced today at its San Diego Comic-Con panel.

The bundle will be available for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. No price was immediately available.

Here's South Park: The Fractured But Whole's origin story—for its name

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Here's South Park: The Fractured But Whole's origin story—for its name

It's the name the game needs, not the one Matt Stone and Trey Parker wanted ...

When I was 12, my best friend Richard and I rolled characters in the Marvel Super Heroes tabletop RPG, randomly assigned powers and tried to come up with a story tying them together. Richard looked at his power set and determined he would be called "The Living Dysentery." He had poison gas and body transformation: liquid, I think, so Richard postulated that he could change into a wave of shit, and chose a paralyzing power stunt that you don't want to know about.

Thirty years later, it looks like we're getting the video game equivalent: South Park: The Fractured But Whole. In a seven-minute developer diary put out for San Diego Comic Con, series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone explain that the game's third-grade-pun title comes from the expanding power of the main character's poop chute.

Madden NFL 17 ties this year's rookies to the goalpost again

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Madden NFL 17 ties this year's rookies to the goalpost again

At least they didn't gett Icy Hot in their jockstraps

It has become an annual tradition for EA Sports to round up the NFL's incoming rookies — young men who have been told all their lives how special they are — and lay the wood to their self-esteem. Here again, they're asked to guess their ratings in the next edition of Madden NFL, and are confronted with reality.

They seem to be catching on. (Johnny Manziel, in the first year EA did this, called himself an 88 to a 92. He was a 77, probably his peak). Alex Collins, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, pegged his overall at 80, which recognizes how rare anything in that range is (just five rookies opened the season at 80 OVR or better in Madden NFL 16). Yet Collins was drafted 171st overall — the fifth round. I don't think anyone has found an 80-rated player in the fifth round of their draft within a Madden season.

'Project Sonic' coming to Nintendo NX, PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2017

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First trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog's new adventure

Sonic Mania isn't the only Sonic the Hedgehog game that Sega has planned for 2017. At tonight's Sonic the Hedgehog 25th anniversary celebration at San Diego Comic-Con, Sega also unveiled the first teaser for Project Sonic, a new game that seems to share some traits with Sonic Generations.

Project Sonic is coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. It's also bound for Nintendo NX, Nintendo's still secretive next-generation gaming platform.

Sonic, Fantastic Beasts, Adventure Time details hit for Lego Dimensions

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Sonic, Fantastic Beasts, Adventure Time details hit for Lego Dimensions

Turns out Mogwai is for sale

The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them story pack for Lego Dimensions will allow gamers to play through the entire J.K. Rowling wizarding world movie, and the Sonic the Hedgehog level pack will deliver a complete, playable level from the iconic series, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced tonight.

Warner Bros. also detailed some of the features of the E.T. and Adventure Time's Land of Ooo fun packs, and the Gremlins team pack.

Watch the debut trailer for Sonic Mania, Sonic the Hedgehog's next game

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Watch the debut trailer for Sonic Mania, Sonic the Hedgehog's next game

A retro-style adventure set for 2017

Sonic Mania is the next game in the 25-year-old franchise. The game is slated for Spring 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. The news comes from a livestream of Sonic's birthday party, held as part of San Diego Comic-Con 2016.

The 2D adventure harkens back to the Sega Genesis days, with three playable characters — Sonic, Miles "Tails" Prower and Knuckles — and includes new abilities and worlds to explore.