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Nico Parungo

Comic Book Fan and Lazy Gamer graduated with a film degree from the De La Salle College of St. Benilde. He loves movies, comic books, video games and the WWE. He also likes to check out games and animated shows that are deemed underrated.

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  • There Were No Plans for Comic-Accurate Mar-Vell to Appear in Captain ...
      Captain Marvel was pretty successful and is probably in line for a sequel, which will hopefully be better than the first movie. While not bad, the movie was pretty flawed and a second film could iron those out for a much better story featuring Carol Danvers. Of all the complaints fans have for the film, one of them does have some legitimacy to it; why did they have to make Mar-Vell a woman? Speaking with ComicBookMovie, Executive Producer Jonathan Schwartz revealed that there really were no plans for Mar-Vell, the original Marvel Captain Marvel, to appear in the film. As for why they decided to make Mar-Vell a woman, it had to do with making the movie accessible for people not familiar with the lore and making it Carol’s story. Here is what Schwartz had to say: "Well, it wasn't always the idea to go with Annette as both the Mar-Vell character and the Supreme Intelligence. That was something Anna Boden brought to the table relatively early in the process and it seemed to really graft to the structure in a great way. As for whether we considered the male Captain Marvel fulfilling a more comic accurate role, the answer is really no!” "Typically, when we develop these movies we tend to go down every road and have folders full of every possible version. One of the real North Stars of this film was that we didn't want to do that retro Captain Marvel thing where Carol Danvers wishes on the Psyche-Magnitron that she has the powers of Mar-Vell. It didn't feel quite like it was going to fly in 2019 so having a fresher take on that, that Kelly Sue [DeConnick] helped us with a lot, was really important to us." It probably would have been better if they decided not to add the character at all, though it did end up being a solid element to the film. Having Mar-Vell protect the Skrulls was in-character for the hero, even if they turned him into a woman. Mar-Vell is pretty outdated though and we should probably just read his older comics instead of wanting him to appear in movies. Captain Marvel is now available on digital and Blu-Ray. Read: The Office's Mindy Kaling has Talked to Marvel about Kamala Khan a.k.a. Ms. Marvel
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  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gameplay Video Has a Ton of Easter Eggs, ...
    Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot looks like the first legitimately interesting single-player Dragon Ball game we’ve seen in the longest time, with some even comparing it to the excellent GBA series Legacy of Goku. Since CyberConnect 2 are working on this title, fans are amped up to see some of the set pieces that the developers have planned, especially after their work from the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series. Well, thanks to IGN, we have now seen 10 minutes of gameplay and there is a lot to like. This will be a pseudo-open-world game that will have players using Goku to explore the world and do some tasks for friends. There are also a number of side activities for players to do, like gather collectibles and go fishing. Thankfully, there are a lot of references and easter eggs that make these tasks really fun. The first side quest seen in the video has Goku doing something for his friend Eighter, aka Android 8. Eighter mentions an out of control robot from the Red Ribbon Army, which might be teasing some of the foes Goku will have to fight in the Cell Saga. Fishing is also a fun reference to the original Dragon Ball since he puts on a fake tail and uses it to get fish. Goku used to do this with his actual tale when he was a kid so this is a really fun way to bring that up. Now, if only we could get a game of young Goku doing his adventures in the original Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be coming out in early 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Read: Dragon Ball: Project Z is Now Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Comes Out in Early 2020
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  • Brian Michael Bendis Teases New DC Millenium Event, Brings Back Jack ...
      Brian Michael Bendis has had a fairly eventful run in DC Comics thus far, taking over the Superman comics and doing well, whilst also preparing for Event Leviathan. That series hasn’t even ended yet and the acclaimed writer is already teasing fans with something called DC Millenium. It’s not yet clear what this will be about but Bendis recently shared a new image from Justice League and New Avengers artist Jim Cheung, teasing big things for fans. OMAC, a Jack Kirby creation we haven’t seen in a while, is the main focus of this teaser and it’s the classic version of the character. We’re so used to new interpretations of OMAC that seeing the original design of the hero drawn by the awesome Jim Cheung is a sight to see. It also looks like OMAC is fighting a ton of soldiers, reminiscent of the issue where the hero had to fight off a whole city filled with them. View this post on Instagram #DCMillennium @dccomics 6/13 A post shared by Brian Michael Bendis (@brianmbendis) on Jun 10, 2019 at 5:34am PDT Most of the stories Bendis has worked on have been built from his Superman run, even his Young Justice series. DC Millenium could be something new from the writer and he has also mentioned the Legion of Superheroes on his social media, which is really interesting. The Legion was teased for Doomsday Clock and they could play a huge part sometime after. We’ll have more news on DC Millenium when it comes. Read: James Wan Urges DC Fans To Continue Watching Swamp Thing Despite Cancellation
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  • Halo Infinite Gets Epic New Trailer, Will Be a Launch Title for ...
      Microsoft went and announced their new Xbox, codenamed Project Scarlett, and it will be released in Fall 2020, which is huge. This means that the next console generation is going to start sooner than expected and Microsoft also announced that a huge game will be a launch title for the system; Halo Infinite. That’s right, the next game in the series that proved first-person shooters can work on consoles will be in the next Xbox. We also got a spiffy new trailer for the game and it is amazing. The first few minutes don’t make it obvious that this will be a Halo game until midway through and the new status quo for this series should be a good one. This could also mean that the game will be a decent jumping-on point, though that remains to be seen. Fans who aren’t ready for Project Scarlett have nothing to worry about since Halo Waypoint confirmed that the game would still be coming to Xbox One. This will likely be the last major Xbox One exclusive game before Microsoft put most of their focus on Project Scarlett and that system’s new games. Thankfully, like the unnamed next-gen PlayStation console, it will also have backward compatibility. Halo Infinite will be coming out on Fall 2020, just like Project Scarlett. Read: Halo TV Series Casts Its Master Chief
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  • Fallout 76 is Getting a Massive Free Update, Will Add NPCs and a ...
      Last year, Fallout 76 was released and fans were a bit skeptical about it but were still hyped to see a new Fallout game from Bethesda. However, the game ended up having one of the most botched launches in gaming history as the “final” product was a bug-ridden mess that made this game more of a joke. It seems like Bethesda haven’t given up on the title as a huge update will be adding massive new additions; NPCs and a Battle Royale mode. That last part isn’t a joke. According to the game’s press release (via Gematsu), the Fallout 76 Wastelanders update will dramatically change everything fans know by adding NPCs, making it feel like a real Fallout game. There will be two factions to of Raiders and Settlers to do work for, with players being able to do this by themselves or with friends. In other words, this is what the game should have been at launch. Then there is the Battle Royale mode called Nuclear Winter. Up to 52 players can partake in this massive multiplayer brawl where nukes are going crazy and participants will have to fight and see who will lead Volt 51. It’s a unique way to make the mode special but this does reek of some desperation since gamers just seem to love Battle Royale games these days. Thanks, Fortnite. Fallout 76 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Fallout 76 Wastelanders update will be releasing this Fall. Read: Bethesda Gives Update on The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield
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  • Fan Getting Free Cyberpunk 2077 Collector's Edition After Calling ...
      Microsoft dropped a ton of bombshells during their E3 press conference, including the release date of Cyberpunk 2077 and revealing that Keanu Reeves would be in the game. Reeves has recently taken the internet by storm for being the purest human being to walk this Earth and seeing him call you “samurai” in the game’s trailer was the icing on this heavenly cake. During Keanu’s short presentation of the game, one fan called him breathtaking after the John Wick actor used that word to describe the game. Reeves retorted back, calling that fan and the rest of the audience breathtaking as well, officially making him everyone’s favorite actor. The man deserves an Oscar for being one of the nicest human beings in Hollywood. Also; that fan who called Keanu breathtaking? He is getting a free Cyberpunk 2077 collector’s edition for being nice to Keanu. What goes around, comes around this time in the best way possible. And it got you a free #Cyberpunk2077 Collector’s Edition on top! Check your DMs.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 10, 2019 The fan who gave Reeves the compliment was Peter Sark, a YouTuber who focuses on Xbox One content. Being in the Microsoft conference for E3 was probably good enough for him but getting a free collector’s edition of CD Projekt Red’s next game? That is amazing news for Sark and we wish him all the best. So, can we get a free collector’s edition of the game too? Cyberpunk 2077 comes out on April 16, 2020. Read: Keanu Reeves Revealed in New Trailer for Cyberpunk 2077
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  • Dragon Ball: Project Z is Now Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Comes Out in ...
    Dragon Ball: Project Z has officially been unveiled as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and if that title means anything, it looks like this game will completely focus on Goku. The new trailer puts an emphasis on this, showing some of Goku’s biggest fights in the early parts of Z, from his epic fights with Nappa and Vegeta to the planet-destroying showdown between Frieza. Kakarot looks to have a similar battle system to Xenoverse, in that Goku can fly around the environment to dodge attacks or zoom into his opponents for some pain. However, the game does seem to have more cinematic fights ahead for the title since we see Goku evade the Volcano Explosion Nappa previously used on one of the Earth’s cities. We also see Goku evade a ton of Frieza’s Ki Blasts while in Super Saiyan mode, which looks like one hell of a set piece. Since CyberConenct 2 is handling this, fans are probably pleased with all of the epic battles that Goku has to go through. If you’ve seen the company’s work in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 and Asura’s Wrath, which seriously needs an HD remaster, then you know that the company loves to make jaw-dropping battles that will excite players, even if it deviates from the source material. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be coming out in early 2020, instead of the previously announced 2019 placeholder. As long as the game ends up being great, no one will be complaining. Read: New Dragon Ball Super Movie Will Take The Franchise in a Completely Different Direction
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  • Square Enix Reveals New Look at Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII Remake
      Final Fantasy VII has a lot of iconic characters, from Super Saiyan-looking Cloud, curves for days Tifa Lockhart, dead Aerith, and Vincent Valentine. However, it could be argued that the most popular character to come out of that title, the later-turned franchise is Sephiroth, the main villain. We all know his theme song, attacks, and iconic appearance, so it’s no surprise that Sephiroth doesn’t look that different from his initial inception in the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Now that Square Enix has dropped the release date before their big E3 conference, fans are dying to see what the company has in store for fans in the actual event. In the meantime, they released a brand-new image of Sephiroth to keep us salivating for more and it’s working; look at all of that awesomeness. Sephiroth was already revealed in the State of Play trailer that featured a better look at the Final Fantasy VII Remake. His face wasn’t shown but the character will be teased earlier than he was in the original game, which is an interesting move to make. No one complained about how the silver-haired villain was introduced last time but some early foreshadowing is far from the worst thing to add in this game. Does this mean Aerith is living this time? Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Unlike Gwen Stacy, who is allowed to have an alternate version that becomes Ghost-Spider, people seem to prefer Aerith dead. Sadness. Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming out on March 3, 2020. Who would have thought that the game could actually be coming out? Read: Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date Before Their E3 Conference
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  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Lets You Play Through All Nine ...
      Turns out that Jedi: Fallen Order isn’t the only Star Wars game coming out, as the Microsoft E3 conference revealed the new Lego Star Wars title that was previously confirmed. This isn’t just a remaster of the previous games since it’s called Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and will go through all nine movies that detail the Skywalker story. Fans familiar with the Lego games will be happy to see this trailer keep the lighthearted tone of this fan-favorite series. We get to see a number of iconic scenes from the movies but with a few jokes added in there, like Darth Vader cutting off Luke’s hand then offering his in return, because they're made of Lego. We also get to see Rey and Kylo Ren interact, though it’s a much sillier moment. Ren is seen making a snowman version of Darth Vader and Rey is stunned to see this, which angers Kylo, hence their fight. Hopefully, this shows that the new game will rely on the silly humor that the older games had and ditches voice acting from the films entirely, though that probably won’t be the case. Lego Star Wars was the very first Lego licensed video game, which soon started the money-making phenomenon that continues to this day. Ever since, the series has taken a number of licenses and made fun video games out of them, from Marvel and DC to Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Carribean. It will be interesting to see how the game handles the events of The Return of Skywalker since that is the most anticipated movie release of December. We’ve only seen one trailer thus far but it looks like one hell of a finale. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga doesn’t have a release date yet. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order comes out on November 15. Read: Meet Cal Kestis in New Story Trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
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  • Square Enix Announces Final Fantasy VII Remake Release Date Before ...
      After literal years of waiting, Square Enix has finally revealed the release date of the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Fans will be able to play this remake on March 3, 2020, which is both faster than expected and really far away, so that’s something to talk about. No details on the game’s multiple parts have been revealed yet, though Square Enix will probably talk about it during their E3 conference. We got a brief new gameplay clip that showed more of the early action, only showing Cloud and Barrett's initial attack on SHINRA. In fact, the previous trailer actually showed gameplay past the first part, revealing Aerith will be fighting alongside you after Cloud is separated from his friends in AVALANCHE. However, Aerith does appear here, asking Cloud for help before a mysterious enemy appears out of nowhere. More gameplay is always great and it showed off some more Barrett, which is always a good thing. Fans do find the character a bit problematic since he is clearly a black stereotype that is inspired by Mr. T but that doesn’t mean he sucks; his arc throughout the game is actually pretty great. We also get more of the game’s enemies, showing that Square Enix will be keeping some of the sillier elements of the original classic. Now give us cross-dressing Cloud! Final Fantasy VII Remake is coming to the PS4 on March 3, 2020. Five years later and we finally know when it’s coming out. Who else is hyped? Read: Final Fantasy VII Remake Will Reportedly Be Split Into Two Parts
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