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Jake Vyper

MTG Writer/Streamer is a Fantasy & Sci-Fi Author, Social Media Manager, and Founder of Epicstream.com

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  • Author Django Wangler is Writing A Prequel To Magic: The Gathering's ...
    Wizards of the Coast There's a novel based on Magic: The Gathering's upcoming set War of the Spark coming next month, and it's written by Greg Weisman, and today, author Django Wexler has announced on his Twitter that he's writing a prequel for Weisman's novel.  ICYMI, yesterday secrets were revealed. https://t.co/ckNAQoBY1R— Django Wexler (@DjangoWexler) March 18, 2019 "Woo, I finally can tell people that my Secret Project is writing for @wizards_magic!" he tweeted. "Doing a prequel novel(-ish) for @Greg Weisman's WAR OF THE SPARK." Wexler is the author of The Shadow Campaigns, The Forbidden Library, and The Wells of Sorcery. His new book Ship of Smoke and Steel is available now. Wexler hasn't revealed any plot details yet but if you want to learn more about the plot of Weisman's War of the Spark, you can click here.  I'm looking forward to reading Wexler's Magic novel and Weisman's War of the Spark. I'm sure it's going to be epic.  Wizards of the Coast You can watch DailyMTG's interview with Weisman in the video below:    Ravnica: War of the Spark by Greg Weisman will be released on April 23. It's available for pre-order now. The Magic: The Gathering set War of the Spark will be released on May 3, 2019 Related: Jacksonville Man in Jail After Being Accused of Threatening Magic: The Gathering Players
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  • Bird Box Author Confirms Sequel is Coming, Shares New Details
    Netflix Bird Box author Josh Malerman has confirmed that he will publish the sequel to his post-apocalyptic Bird Box novel on October 1. Malerman, who confirmed the sequel during his interview with Esquire (via EW), revealed the title to be Malorie, named after the main character (played by Sandra Bullock in the Netflix movie) of the first book.  During the interview with Esquire, Malerman explained that watching Netflix's film adaptation from last year convinced him to explore the character again. “I wanted to get to know [Malorie] even better. At the end of the movie, I turned to my girl Allison and said, ‘I want to know what happens next!’ and she’s like, ‘Well, you know, you could make that happen,’ so it really was this warm feeling.” Malerman went on to clarify that the sequel will focus on Malorie's story: “In the time between Bird Box coming out and the time since I’ve been writing Malorie, I’ve been asked a ton of times: people want to know what happened with Boy and Girl,” he told Esquire. “But as much as I care about Boy and Girl, this isn’t their story. The Bird Box world is Malorie’s story, and I wanted to know more about her.” It will probably take a few years before Netflix releases an adaptation for the Bird Box sequel but since the first one was so popular, we'll probably see it in the streaming service soon enough, and hopefully, Sandra Bullock will reprise one of her most iconic roles.  Originally published in 2014, Bird Box was adapted into a full-length film and released by Netflix last year. The film is one of the most popular titles on Netflix.  Related: Netflix Finally Removes Controversial Footage From Bird Box
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  • Dragon Ball Super Manga Officially Reveals The New Form of ...
    Toei Animation While fans are waiting for new episodes of Dragon Ball Super, the manga series is getting more intense with its Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc. It looks like Moro, the Planet-Eater, is one of the most powerful villains Goku and Vegeta have faced yet, and in the latest chapter, the ram-looking sorcerer is making their power-ups completely useless, and he's already powered-up into a new form.  Dragon Ball Super Chapter 46 has been released in Japan already, and now, Shueisha has revealed an official look at Moro's powerful new form. Check it out:  Image: Shueisha As you can see above, his new form looks more cut and apparently, the evil sorcerer is surprised at his own power-up, which is probably a result of absorbing Goku and Vegeta's energy after they attempted to transform into their Super Saiyan forms.  Of course, to a lot of fans, this news isn't a surprise. The latest manga was leaked earlier this week. The chapter continues to show how powerful Moro really is. The situation looks hopeless in New Namek with Goku and Vegeta in trouble thanks to Moro's overwhelming power but finding out how the heroic Saiyans can overcome seemingly-impossible challenges is what we love about Akira Toriyama's series. Here's the reported synopsis of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc:  “Shortly after the ToP and the events of DBS: Broly, Goku and Vegeta are training together when Bulma passes along a message from Mister Satan that a mysterious group has appeared at his house and is attempting to kidnap Buu. Goku and Vegeta go to investigate and indeed find a group loading the (still sleeping) Buu into a familiar-looking spaceship.” Dragon Ball Super is available to stream on Amazon Video, Funimation, Crunchyroll, and VRV. It also currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim on Saturday nights. Dragon Ball Super Broly is out now.    Related: Dragon Ball Super Anime Will Reportedly Return This Year
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  • Magic: The Gathering Seb McKinnon Shares His Darker Initial Proposal ...
    Wizards of the Coast Seb McKinnon is definitely one of the best Magic: The Gathering artists right now. His recent works for Ravnica Allegiance like Bedevil and Growth Spiral look awesome but he's also known for illustrating the Planeswalker Commander card, Aminatou, the Fateshifter but the artist just revealed the original design and it looks darker than the final version. For your reference, here's the card from the Commander (2018 Edition):  Over on Twitter, McKinnon shared a comparison of both versions, and as you can see below, the original still looks great but the final version is more balanced. Check it out:  One of my favourite MtG commissions was designing Planeswalker Aminatou. On the left, my first sketch proposal. Thanks to AD @MarkWintersArt guidance, the direction steered towards the more balanced, less dark/creepy version now (thanks Mark!) Hope to see Aminatou again in time. pic.twitter.com/STkrm1tM2e— Seb McKinnon (@SebMcKinnon) March 19, 2019 "One of my favourite MtG commissions was designing Planeswalker Aminatou," McKinnon wrote. "On the left, my first sketch proposal. Thanks to AD @MarkWintersArt guidance, the direction steered towards the more balanced, less dark/creepy version now (thanks Mark!) Hope to see Aminatou again in time." The original may look too dark to the younger audience but Magic: The Gathering has featured more horrifying artworks than this version, and this one looks like a card from Shadowmoor. The final version still looks creepy but the lighter background balances the piece a bit. Wizards of the Coast should release a card with this art but I would rather have the final version for a playmat.  Which version of Aminatou do you like better? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. Related: MTG Challenger 2019 Decks Revealed 
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  • Everything Coming to Netflix on April 2019
    Netflix While Netflix may not be streaming the biggest series next month (HBO's Game of Thrones), the company is still giving us more reasons to keep subscribing to its streaming service. Netflix has released a list of titles coming to the streaming service on April 2019, and they include a good amount of originals like the nature documentary Our Planet, a new season of She-Ra, Ultraman, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2. Licensed films coming to Netflix on April 2019 include The Fifth Element, All the President's Men, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Pineapple Express, and Spy Kids.  Here's a full list of titles coming to the streaming service in April 2019:  April 1 ULTRAMAN (series) Across The Line All the President’s Men Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Deliverance Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Evolution Freddy vs. Jason Friday the 13th (2009) I Am Legend Lakeview Terrace Monster House Obsessed Penelope Pineapple Express Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2 P.S. I Love You Snatch Spy Kids Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D The Bone Collector The Fifth Element The Golden Compass The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Valkyrie April 2 Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (comedy special) April 3 Suzzanna: Buried Alive (film) April 5 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2 (series) In The Shadows Legacies: Season 1 Our Planet (series) Persona: Collection (series) Roman Empire: Caligula: The Mad Emperor (series) Spirit Riding Free: Season 8 (series) Tijuana (series) Unicorn Store (Netflix film) April 9  Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 6 (series) April 10 New Girl: Season 7 You vs. Wild (series) April 11 Black Summer (series) April 12 A Land Imagined (Netflix film) Band Aid Huge in France (series) Mighty Little Bheem (series) The Perfect Date (film) The Silence (film) Special (series) Who Would You Take to a Deserted Island? (film) April 15 Luis Miguel - The Series: Season 1 No Good Nick (series) The New Romantic April 16 Super Monsters Furever Friends (Netflix series) April 18 My First First Love (series) April 19 A Fortunate Man (Netflix film) Brené Brown: The Call to Courage (series) Cuckoo: Season 5 (series) I, Daniel Blake Music Teacher (film) Rilakkuma and Kaoru (series) Samantha!: Season 2 (series) Someone Great (film) April 20 Grass is Greener (series) April 22 Pinky Malinky: Part 2 (series) Selection Day - New Episodes (series) April 23 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix series) April 24 Bonding (Netflix series) April 25 The Hateful Eight: Extended Version The Ugly Truth April 26 The Protector: Season 2 (series) ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads (series) She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 2 (series) Street Food (Netflix series) The Sapphires Yankee (series) April 27 American Honey April 28 Señora Acero: Season 5 April 29 Burning The Imitation Game April 30 Anthony Jeselnik: Fire in the Maternity Ward Baki: Part 2 (series) Ingress: The Animation (series) April (date TBD)  Chambers (series) Leaving April 1 American Pie Billy Madison Blue Mountain State: Seasons 1-3 Casino Royale Diamonds Are Forever Die Another Day Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Goldfinger Happy Feet Happy Gilmore Heat I Love You, Man L.A. Confidential Live and Let Die Luther: Series 1-4 Octopussy Pokémon: XY: Seasons 1-2 Seven Sex and the City: The Movie The Living Daylights The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me The World Is Not Enough Wallander: Series 1-4 You Only Live Twice Leaving April 4 Raw Leaving April 7 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Seasons 1-5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions Leaving April 13 Video Game High School: Seasons 1-3 Leaving April 18 Silver Linings Playbook   Which movies and TV shows are you excited to watch this April?  Related: Stranger Things Season 3 Gets a Cryptic Teaser
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  • First Full Trailer For One-Punch Man Season 2 Reveals New Characters
    VizMedia It's been four years since the release of One-Punch Man and the highly-anticipated second season for the action-comedy anime is finally going to be released next month. The first full trailer for One-Punch Man Season 2 has been released today, and it's loaded with a bunch of new footage featuring Saitama, his sidekick, Genos, and several new characters including the villain Garou. You can watch it below:  There's a lot more footage of Genos in action. We don't really see Saitama fight in this video but it looks like he will have to rise up to save the world once again.  Here's the official synopsis:  “Saitama is a hero who only became a hero for fun. After three years of “special training,” he’s become so strong that he’s practically invincible. In fact, he’s too strong—even his mightiest opponents are taken out with a single punch. Now, the great seer Madame Shibabawa’s prediction about the Earth being doomed seems to be coming true as the frequency of monster incidents escalates. Alongside Genos, his faithful disciple, Saitama begins his official hero duties as a member of the Hero Association, while Garou, a man utterly fascinated by monsters, makes his appearance.” One-Punch Man Season 2 is set to premiere in Japan and America on April 9, 2019. Related: JAM Project Returns to One Punch Man, Will Record New Theme Song for Season 2
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  • Mythic Ranked Magic: The Gathering Arena Player Caught Abusing Nexus ...
    Wizards of the Coast There's a lot of things to love in Magic: The Gathering Arena: the smooth gameplay, wonderful animation, and various enjoyable formats despite the lack of Modern and Commander but just like any other game, there are trolls, toxic players, and those who abuse the system like the clock-wasters and of course, the Nexus of Fate loopers who will keep playing Nexus of Fate even if they run out of win conditions.  Apparently, one of them, known as Minato0703, is a Mythic-ranked player and ranked #211 in the world (at the time of the video recording above). Brian Embry managed to capture his opponent's endless loops on video. as you can see above, Minato0703 only has 4 cards left in his deck but with all his win conditions like Hydroid Krasis, Biogenic Ooze, and Frilled Mystic are already in the graveyard, he still keeps playing Nexus of Fate over and over again with hopes that Embry will eventually concede. Embry said that he reported his opponent twice for conduct his "inappropriate behavior" but no one responded right away.  In an update on Reddit, Embry said that Minato0703 ended but he wasn't sure if he conceded or if it was forced. Embry ended up winning the whole match after his opponent conceded on Game 2 thanks to his Thought Erasure, Duress, and Disinformation Campaign.  I'm glad Embry won that match but it's still aggravating to see that one of the top-ranked players in Magic Arena is abusing the game with Nexus of Fate. The developers of Magic Arena and Wizards of the Coast should do more to prevent this kind of behavior.  Nexus of Fate has already been banned in best-of-1 Standard but the extra-turns card is still legal in best-of-3 Standard so players can still abuse this endless loop despite the lack of win condition. Even two-time Magic World Champion Shahar Shenhar became a victim of the Nexus of Fate loop during his live stream.  Just in case you become a victim of this Nexus of Fate problem, Redditor shared a way to auto-pass against them:  How to Auto-Pass against Turbo Fog/Nexus from r/MagicArena Do you think Nexus of Fate should also be banned in best-of-3 Standard? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.  Watch: Magic Arena Player Survives A Lethal Attack and Wins With Amplifire
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  • Game of Thrones Challenges Fans to Find 6 Actual Iron Thrones Hidden ...
    HBO In celebration of Game of Thrones' eighth and final season, HBO has launched the third phase of its "For the Throne" campaign with a global treasure hunt. Six Iron Thrones have been hidden across the world, and if you find where they are, you win the honor of saying that you found an Iron Throne.  An Instagram post invited fans to "Seek the Weirdwood in this Kingdom of Earth", and HBO also released a series of videos shot around the location of the first throne. Each hour-long video is set in a forest, and since they were shot with a 360-degree camera, you can look around the locations to get some clues as to where the thrones are.  As you can see, there's not a lot going on in this video. You can observe the sun's movement as the video goes through dawn, day, and dusk but that's about it. This could be just a publicity stunt to get fans to watch hours of nature footage.  Game of Thrones is set to premiere on April 14.  Related: George R.R. Martin Loved Captain Marvel, Says She Can Eat Iron Man for Breakfast
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  • Watch: Magic Arena Player Survives A Lethal Attack and Wins With ...
    Twitch.tv/LeviathanLee  Just imagine that you're playing Magic: The Gathering Arena; You're at 20 life, have a bunch of creatures, your opponent has 5 life, and the only creature he's got is one 1/1 Amplifier. You think you got the game, right? Well, if you were playing against Twitch streamer LevithanLive, you're wrong.  In the clip above, you can watch LevithanLive survive a lethal attack from a Golgari player by using a "Fog" card called Root Snare, then win with a 24/24 Amplifire (thanks to Ghalta!) and a Thud (a card that lets you sacrifice a creature to deal damage equal to its power to target player). Amplifire and Thud combo is nothing new but seeing LevithanLive survive what seems like a hopeless situation and win with a lucky Amplifire ability is just fun to watch. Just in case, you don't know what Amplifire does, here it is:  That was an epic win!  Also, if you want to see a deck with Hydroid Krasis and Goblin Chainwhirler in the same deck, watch our video here:  Watch: Why Magic: The Gathering Mystery Cube and Boxes are Garbage
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  • Dragon Ball Super Reveals Moro's New Form
    Toei Animation The Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc of the Dragon Ball Super manga has introduced a powerful sorcerer known as Planet-Eater Moro, and Chapter 46 has revealed the villain's never-before-seen fighting form.  A scan of Dragon Ball Super Chapter 46 has made its way online and the pages reveal Moro's overwhelming power. As you can see in the images above, Goku and Vegeta are no match. They can't even transform into their Super Saiyan forms as it was previously revealed that Moro's energy-absorbing magic disables Saiyans from powering-up.  @dragonballsuper Manga Chapter 46 leaks. pic.twitter.com/BS8Qhw66G1— Tranquility Base (@pforcier1) March 17, 2019 It's interesting to see that the evil sorcerer is also surprised at his powers. It looks like absorbing Goku and Vegeta's Super Saiyan energy made him more powerful.  Here's the reported synopsis of the Galactic Patrol Prisoner arc:  “Shortly after the ToP and the events of DBS: Broly, Goku and Vegeta are training together when Bulma passes along a message from Mister Satan that a mysterious group has appeared at his house and is attempting to kidnap Buu. Goku and Vegeta go to investigate and indeed find a group loading the (still sleeping) Buu into a familiar-looking spaceship.” Dragon Ball Super is available to stream on Amazon Video, Funimation, Crunchyroll, and VRV. It also currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim on Saturday nights. Dragon Ball Super Broly is out now.  Related: Dragon Ball Super Anime Will Reportedly Return This Year
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