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Brian McCormick

is a Fantasy and Science Fiction enthusiast & Co Founder of Epicstream.com

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  • New Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack 2 Trailer Reveals Rambo as Playable ...
      NetherRealm studies dropped the above trailer today revealing 3 new playable characters in Mortal Kombat 11. They will be released in the Kombat Pack 2 DLC. The trailer ended up shocking a lot of fans for a surprising reason. Rambo will be included as a character in the DLC. Also accompanying Rambo as new DLC characters is Prince and Mileena. In the Playstation Blog, Story & Voiceover Director Dominic Cianciolo shared an update on the new playable characters coming to DLC. He said Rain will wield a katar that can be used to "slash and stab his opponents". He will also be able to use "magic to open a rift" and all of his signature moves are "reimagined.... [and] expressed in new and unique ways". He goes on to say that Mileena will have "razor-sharp claws" and comes with a Shawo Kahn style helmet. As for Rambo, NetherRealm decided to go with the classic First Blood look and feel of the character. And no, that was no budget voice-actor for Rambo in the trailer. It was Sylvester Stallone himself. Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will release on November 17, 2020 and includes the base game, Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath, Kombat Pack 1, and Kombat Pack 2. It will include a total of 13 DLC Characters. See below for the full info: Are you excited to play as Rambo in Mortal Kombat 11? Leave us a comment below!
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    15 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 15 days ago
  • Henry Cavill Wows as World of Warcraft Lead in Awesome New Image
    Evidence has been mounting that a new World of Warcraft sequel is in the works at Legendary Pictures. The first movie ended up being an unexpected success, scoring $439 million in the box office on a moderate budget of $160 million. That’s more than double the numbers of DC’s latest film, Birds of Prey. As rumors of production began, fans have been fancasting for the film. One actor came to mind for visual artist, BossLogic. He envisioned Henry Cavill in the lead role with his concept art below: A request from #kingsletter he loves 'wow' and so does #henrycavill so I had some fun with the recent #thewitcher season 2 picture! ❤️? #wow #worldofwarcraft Posted by BossLogic on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Wow. once again BossLogic blows us away with his mockups. Cavill looks perfect for a role in World of Warcraft. The Superman actor recently starred in The Witcher on Netflix, where he portrayed a medieval era warrior with special abilities. It’s no wonder that fans think he would do a great job in a World of Warcraft sequel after his Witcher performance.   The image itself is actually based on newly released promotional pics of Cavill for The Witcher Season 2, which is scheduled to release sometime in 2021. New armour, same witcher. Here's your first look at Henry Cavill as Geralt in @witchernetflix Season 2. pic.twitter.com/Hx7UCpzrTW — Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) October 5, 2020 We are still waiting to see Cavill in the HBO Max Snyder Cut of Justice League. The original cut was heavily criticized, but fans are widely anticipating the original vision of the film by Snyder. The Snyder Cut is scheduled to release in Fall 2021. In the meantime, you can watch Henry Cavill in his latest role as Sherlock Holmes, in Enola Holmes on Netflix.   Do you want to see Henry Cavill in the World of Warcraft Sequel? Leave us a comment below!
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    15 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 15 days ago
  • Top 5 Most Exciting Cards From Magic: The Gathering's Zendikar Rising ...
    Magic: the Gathering revealed a ton of news today! We will be getting a D&D themed black-bordered set, a mobile app for Arena, new Secret Lairs, and more! In fact, there was so much news that a lot of the new cards got overshadowed. You can watch the big reveal event below: After reviewing all the newly spoiled cards, we've compiled a list of the 5 most exciting reveals from Zendikar Rising. Many of them are going to change formats forever, even affecting the mana bases of Vintage and Legacy decks. Without further ado, here are 5 of the most exciting cards from the Zendikar Rising set:
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    52 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 52 days ago
  • First Footage of Magic: the Gathering Arena Gameplay on Mobile ...
      In a surprise announcement today, Magic: The Gathering revealed a brief preview of MTG Arena for mobile! They did not confirm a release date, but said it will be available very soon! Day9 made the reveal during today's Zendikar Rising announcement. He said he is currently able to play on his phone already. WOTC didn't reveal any details or high-resolution pictures of gameplay. Instead, Day9 held up his phone and gave everyone a small glimpse of the app in action. Watch the gameplay here: This is a huge reveal for the Magic: The Gathering community. Hasbro previously revealed plans for MTG Arena on mobile at the New York Toy Fair in February 2020. Many MTG players have long been asking for a mobile release of the game. Currently, MTG can only be played on PC, and recently Mac. Competitors such as Hearthstone, have long had playable apps on Android and iOS. Mobile access to MTG Arena will further establish Magic as an upcoming competitor in the eSports industry. In 2018, Hearthstone had as many as 100 million users, although it is rumored that their player base is in decline. In 2019 MTG Arena had confirmed over 3 million users and growing. The new digital app for Arena could entice Hearthstone players to the platform and expand its player base by a large degree. MTG Arena is a free to play game, which can be downloaded here. READ MORE: First Look at Magic: The Gathering Zendikar Rising Modal Double-Faced Cards  
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    52 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 52 days ago
  • 110 Board Wipes For Your Magic: The Gathering Commander & EDH Deck
    Board wipes have been and will always be one of the best forms of card advantage in Magic: The Gathering. Almost every Commander deck runs some number of mass removal for creatures. The question is not whether to run board wipes, but which ones to run. There are hundreds of choices, some you may never have heard of, and some that have been staples for decades. We’ve compiled an extensive list of 110 board wipes to consider for your Commander deck. In no particular order, here they are:
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    57 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 57 days ago
  • The 10 Most Expensive Magic: The Gathering Modern Staples Prices ...
     Paper Magic hasn’t been the same since March 23. On that date,  WOTC announced all in-store play of Magic: the Gathering was suspended. It started as a temporary restriction until May 10 and hasn’t been lifted since. Without paper tournaments, what has happened to the cost of Modern Staples? Are they dropping in value? That’s what we are trying to find out. Here is the price history of the 10 most expensive Modern Staples (excluding EDH price-driven staples).
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    92 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 92 days ago
  • 30 Great Colorless Utility Lands To Improve Your Magic: The Gathering ...
    Looking to add some spice to your Commander deck? Lands are often underlooked and also one of the easiest ways to add variety to your deck without messing with your core strategy. Today we are going to take a lot at some of the more powerful, underrated, or niche land cards you can consider adding to your Commander deck. Here are 30 Colorless Utility Lands To Improve Your Commander Deck:
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    189 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 189 days ago
  • Every Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Mythic Rare Spoiled on Preview Day ...
      Magic: The Gathering just gave players a ton of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths card spoilers today, and wow this set looks epic! Big, bad, giant creatures with tons of crazy abilities! So which of the newly spoiled cards are going to have a huge impact on Standard, and which ones are more for casual play? Here's an in-depth look at all the Mythics spoiled today!
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    204 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 204 days ago
  • Star Trek: Picard - Episode One Premiere Review
      Star Trek television has never looked so good as it does in Star Trek: Picard, which aired its first episode this Thursday. With big-budget movie cinematography, gorgeous film sets, and dazzling scenes of outer space, it’s hard to believe Star Trek Picard is a television show and not a feature film. But it isn’t quite everything that I had hoped. I’ve been a long time fan of Star Trek, and even more so Star Trek: The Next Generation, which featured the title character, Jean-Luc Picard as its captain. I was bursting with excitement when Picard first appeared on screen. He’s playing poker with Data, and calling his bluff. Patrick Stewart shows off Picard’s wit and intelligence as he spars with Data. Brent Spiner does an excellent job revisiting his character and somehow manages to improve Data’s mannerisms to seem even more mechanical and android like. This is Data at his best. Although Data is played perfectly, Jean-Luc feels somewhat different than I remember. He’s a lot older now. Softer, and more kind. You can feel his age slow him down. Although it’s the same Patrick Stewart at the helm, I feel it is portrayed slightly out of character. Some of his dialogue feels too basic. Like a geriatric old man who is having a hard time keeping up. Toward the beginning of the show, we are presented with a fugitive of sorts who is being chased by unknown assailants. When she meets Picard at his vineyard and exchanges words outside, Picard’s exchanges feel too brief and rushed. We’re used to him presenting more dialogue and elaborating. I feel the scriptwriters haven’t quite nailed the character yet. We do see glimpses of good dialogue, such as when Picard is interviewed about a previous “synthetic battle” at his Vineyard. When the interviewer pushes on battle decisions, Picard rebuttals them and shows his signature moral and ethical debate prowess. The biggest miss for me of the episode is when Picard fails a friend whom he vowed to protect. We’re used to Picard always coming out on top. With the exception of a few characters, such as Yar, he always finds a way to win. His failure in the episode makes him seem like a knife that has lost its edge, and combined with his somewhat feeble and less authoritative presence seems out of character. We do see glimpses of his intelligence as he visits a Starfleet archive to do research relating to newly introduced characters. You can see him planning ahead and covering his tracks. Picard’s plot is interesting. I won’t spoil it, but it expands on Data and Picard’s friendship and history together. Star Trek: Picard is worth watching for the cinematography alone. The show definitely feels like Star Trek, but with a healthy dose of movie magic and depth which you rarely see in a television series. My only miss is that Jean-Luc has lost a little more edge than I thought he would.
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    273 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 273 days ago
  • 50 Underplayed Magic: The Gathering Blue Commander Cards
    Perhaps the most powerful of all the Magic: the Gathering colors is Blue. Be it taking extra turns, drawing cards, countering spells, or creating insurmountable card advantage, Blue has a plethora of ways to defeat even the strongest of opponents. Because so many of the most powerful Commander cards are Blue, there are a lot of hidden sleepers that are overlooked or forgotten. Today we are looking at the most powerful Blue Commander cards that you should consider running. Some of these cards do see Commander play, but they end up being cut way more than they should. For underplayed Magic: The Gathering White Commander Cards, click here! For underplayed Magic: The Gathering Red Commander Cards, click here! For underplayed Magic: The Gathering Green Commander Cards, click here!   Here are 50 of the most underplayed Magic: The Gathering Blue Commander cards that you should consider for your blue deck:
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    363 days ago By Brian McCormick By Brian McCormick - 363 days ago