Jungle Cruise trailer drops The Rock into the Amazon River

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Jungle Cruise trailer drops The Rock into the Amazon River

Jungle Cruise is Disney’s latest movie-based-on-a-theme-park attraction. This one comes from Adventureland staple the Jungle Cruise. Emily Blunt stars as the ambitious explorer-scientist Lily, on the hunt for a rare healing flower in the Amazon. Meanwhile Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is Frank, the charismatic, if down on his luck, tour guide who owns a failing jungle cruise. When Lily contacts Frank for passage, both are thrust into a great adventure.

The trailer shows off the spooky jungle adventures, action-packed fights, and fearsome animals. But don’t worry, there is some niche, park-themed humor, too.

Second Hearthstone caster quits following Hong Kong player’s ban

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Second Hearthstone caster quits following Hong Kong player’s ban

A second Hearthstone caster, Nathan “Admirable” Zamora, will not appear on the Hearthstone Grandmasters broadcast for the remainder of the season, he said in a statement released on Twitter. Zamora will not participate in the Masters Tour in Bucharest or at BlizzCon 2019 in Anaheim, California, he wrote.

“Blitzchung’s actions to support Hong Kong speak to me far more than I could have imagined,” he wrote. “It takes courage to stand up for what you believe in, and to make sacrifices in the process. His actions are inspiring to me, and I support him wholeheartedly.”

Kristen Stewart dangles out of a helicopter in the new Charlie’s Angels trailer

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Kristen Stewart dangles out of a helicopter in the new Charlie’s Angels trailer

The Townsend agency is back in business and this time Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska take on the leading roles.

Against the soundtrack of Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey’s “Don’t Call Me Angel,” the new trailer for Charlie’s Angels drops us right in the middle of Townsend recruitment, with Jane (Scott) eager to be an Angel as well. It’s all action, all bonding, and all glitzy costumes.

This Untitled Goose Game goose maker shows us what could have been

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This Untitled Goose Game goose maker shows us what could have been

The goose you play as in Untitled Goose Game is a delightful plain white goose that’s only three colors. But what if you could play as a custom goose — say, a King Goose or a lorge goose?

Paralives developer Alex Massé showed us what could have been using Paralives’ editing tools, but on the glorious goose. He added in options to change what type of goose you could play as, as well as hats and shirts to wear if you don’t want to be a naked bird.

Cadence of Hyrule developer makes a rhythm-based Super Mario Maker 2 course

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Cadence of Hyrule developer makes a rhythm-based Super Mario Maker 2 course

Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer maker Brace Yourself Games made a special Super Mario Maker 2 course called “Cadence of Mario???.” It’s a catchy course that will force players to hop along to the beat.

The course uses a Buzzy Beetle shell that repeatedly hits on/off switches to activate platforms. The on/off switches trigger platforms that vanish and reappear, as well as conveyor belt platforms that will switch directions. The level uses the Super Mario World ghost house theme, so it’s perfect for the Halloween season. Cadence of Mario??? is labeled as hard in the announcement tweet, meaning that it might take a couple tries to beat.

Pokémon Masters developer apologizes for disappointing players

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Pokémon Masters developer apologizes for disappointing players

Pokémon Masters developer Yu Sasaki apologized yesterday for not meeting the “expectations of our community” with the Pokémon mobile game, he said in a message to players.

The notice detailed the common player complaints and talked about how the company will respond to them. The main four priorities for the development team are the game’s lack of content and good rewards, the difficulty and design, and a lack of usability. While they state that the lack of appealing rewards can be fixed quickly, the other parts of the game will take more time.

Riot says it’s not telling casters to censor ‘Hong Kong’ at League of Legends championship

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Riot says it’s not telling casters to censor ‘Hong Kong’ at League of Legends championship

League of Legends developer Riot Games isn’t actually telling its World Championship casters to censor “Hong Kong” during its coverage of Taiwan-based Hong Kong Attitude, communications lead Ryan Rigney posted to Twitter yesterday.

Misinformation began to spread on Wednesday when a League of Legends World Championship caster stumbled over his words during the broadcast. Speaking of Hong Kong Attitude, which qualified for the main event, the caster stopped short of saying the team’s name before changing his mind and saying “HKA,” a common abbreviation of the team’s name. Many gamers assumed the League of Legends’ casters’ slip-up was proof that Riot Games was censoring its broadcast — but Riot said that’s not correct.

You can 3D print an Untitled Goose Game goose for maximum mischief

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You can 3D print an Untitled Goose Game goose for maximum mischief

If you for some reason want your own cruel goose in your home a la developer House House’s Untitled Goose Game, you can do that now. A Thingiverse user has uploaded a free model to download so people can print their very own mean goose.

It prints in several pieces, so users can print the different pieces in the correct colors. (If you only have one color, you can always just paint it.) The uploader, gynni, notes in the item summary that if you want the goose to be able to hold any of your metal goods, you’ll need a strong 6x2mm disc magnet to attach to the bottom of its beak.

Riot Games files lawsuit against esports organization over ‘Riot’ trademark

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Riot Games files lawsuit against esports organization over ‘Riot’ trademark

League of Legends developer Riot Games has filed a lawsuit against Chicago-based esports organization Riot Squad.

Riot Games alleged Riot Squad management “hopes and intends that by its use of the Riot brand name, consumers will mistakenly believe that its esports organization is in some manner associated with, sponsored or endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with Riot and its hugely popular products and services.” Riot Games has trademarked “Riot” and “Riot Games” when used in connection to video games and esports, it said.

Ubisoft developing Blood Dragon and Watch Dogs-for-tweens animated shows

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Ubisoft developing Blood Dragon and Watch Dogs-for-tweens animated shows

Ubisoft is adapting franchises like Rayman, Far Cry, and Watch Dogs into multiple animated series, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Some of those shows will apparently take intriguing liberties with their source materials, such as a toned-down Watch Dogs aimed at pre-teens.

The plans include family-friendly animated shows based on Ubisoft’s Rabbids, Rayman, and the Hungry Shark games. The Watch Dogs spinoff, described as a “cybermystery,” looks quite different from the realistic and often very violent video game series; cartoonish concept art features a pre-teen girl standing in the halls of Ada Lovelace Middle School, with her hacker alter ego reflecting in the floor below her.