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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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  • Scott Pilgrim Creator Was Unaware of His Game Coming Back for the ...
        Now that Ubisoft has announced the return of Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Complete Edition for the holidays, fans are excited to play the beat-em-up again, with yours truly planning to pick it up from day one. One would think that the remaster for this classic licensed game only happened because Ubisoft talked with Bryan Lee O’Malley not too long ago but porting video games doesn’t happen overnight. As it turns out, Ubisoft had planned this a while ago but NBCUniversal failed to inform O’Malley. O’Malley spoke with Kotaku about the issue and confirmed that he was supposed to be contacted about this game much earlier. It’s kind of funny how they basically forgot to tell the creator of this property that his fairly popular video game is getting re-released but hey, we’re going to play it again aren’t we? Here’s what he had to say. I guess they (Ubisoft) had been working on it for a while, and people at Universal were supposed to be telling me about it, but there was a communication breakdown. So months ago when Ubi tweeted that emoji at me, that was because their PR people thought I knew about it and was being a tease.  As far as I know it’ll be on all the major consoles. I think a physical release of some sort will happen but deals are still being finalized.  At this point I honestly have very little involvement, other than being a figurehead for the fans. It’s just a historical rerelease of the same game. None of the original creators are working on the rerelease. I don’t make money off the videogame (I never did), but maybe if I’m good they’ll give me some download codes. This makes the re-release of the Scott Pilgrim game kind of funnier in hindsight but the fact that O’Malley isn’t making money from this new re-release is shocking. That’s probably part of a contract he signed where he would get paid upfront once and nothing more after. Still, let’s hope he gets some download codes since O’Malley deserves them.     Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Complete Edition comes to PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia, and Nintendo Switch this Holiday season. Read: Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Returns This Holiday for its 10th Anniversary
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  • Wonder Woman 1984 Delay Was Influenced by Recent Jumanji Movies
        Wonder Woman 1984 got another delay, showing just how miserable 2020 has been due to the Coronavirus. The movie will now be aiming for a December release, which should make for a fun Christmas experience, though one has to wonder if COVID-19 will still be a thing by the time December hits. Anyway, if you’re wondering why Warner Bros. decided to put this movie in December, the same month as Dune assuming that isn’t delayed, it’s partially due to Sony’s Jumanji movies. That might sound a bit weird but a studio insider told Collider that the success of Jumanji when opposed to Star Wars: The Last Jedi showed that December is a good month to watch a movie or two. It’s also worth noting that Alvin and The Chipmunks once went up against Star Wars and didn’t embarrass itself too badly so this assumption might be correct.     Again, assuming that we can watch movies in theaters by this time. Sure, people can watch films like Tenet and The New Mutants now but there’s still a lot of protocols that need to be followed due to the current pandemic. Add all of those weirdos who think masks are similar to slavery and you can see why people aren’t too psyched about watching movies in theaters right now. Having Wonder Woman 1984 come out on Christmas Day, a week after the release of Dune is such an odd decision. Granted, both movies have arguably different audiences, and Warner Bros. will make money either way but that doesn’t mean it isn’t detrimental for these movies to compete with each other. Wonder Woman 1984 is coming out on December 25. Read: Disney Might Delay Black Widow Release Date Following Wonder Woman 1984 Pushback
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  • Marvel's Avengers is Getting a Big Update That Fixes Hundreds of ...
        Marvel’s Avengers has been a bit of a mixed bag since it came out last week. While the game does have some fun beat-em-up gameplay with a loop that’s actually semi-enjoyable, it also has a number of bugs and glitches that get in the way of fun. There are also performance issues that make playing on a regular PlayStation 4 hell when the screen is packed to the brim with baddies to beat up and infinite loading screens can also haunt players. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are well aware of these issues, as the War Table weekly blog has confirmed that a big update is coming soon and will supposedly fix “hundreds” of these issues. That sounds great but, let’s be honest here, why didn’t they just wait a bit so that the game could have launched with this? Sure, delays suck but playing a fun game that crashes or has infinite loading screens is pretty bad too.   ? Welcome to the Marvel's Avengers WAR TABLE Weekly Blog! We're giving you the scoop on the week ahead, including in-game events, Community Challenges, and Marketplace updates. Visit the website for the breakdown: https://t.co/7n8RSbHdJw pic.twitter.com/kBvTa8Ot1L — Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) September 10, 2020   It’s good that they are going to be fixing many of the issues that Marvel’s Avengers suffers from. Yours truly is currently going through the dreaded “infinite loading screens” when picking the main Campaign, forcing me to choose Avengers Initiative and then picking Campaign from there. That’s frustrating and other players who haven’t finished the story mode are going through the same thing so this should be fixed. Unfortunately, no release date for this Marvel’s Avengers update has been revealed, with the blog merely stating that it will be coming out soon. Hopefully, it won’t take too long and this will give players the chance to play other games in their backlog, like Ghost of Tsushima or Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning. Marvel’s Avengers is now available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia. Read: Marvel's Avengers Fans Love the Game's Overly Descriptive Subtitles
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  • Justice League: Endless Winter Puts the Spotlight on Black Adam ...
        DC Comics has finally unveiled some details on their big December event Endless Winter, now called Justice League: Endless Winter. It will be written by Andy Lanning and Ron Marz, while The Flash artist Howard Porter provides illustrations for the event. The fact that it will feature The Justice League is far from a surprise since their name is on the comic but the December solicitations have also revealed that Black Adam will play a major role as their reluctant ally. In fact, not only does Black Adam appear in the main event but he will also get his own issue tying into Endless Winter. This could mean that this December event will be used as a way to launch an ongoing or mini-series for the character. They could also be using this event to make him more of an anti-hero in the current universe since he’s mostly been a villain for the past few years.     We are happy to see Adam play a more heroic role here since he has been relegated to a baddie for too long in the current DC universe. When the character debuted in the Shazam back-up comics from Justice League, he literally killed a child so that he could use these powers. That’s probably a little too evil for DC since he’s going to be sold to younger kids soon so we wouldn’t be surprised if Endless Winter will act as a chance to make him more heroic. All nine chapters of Justice League: Endless Winter will be released this December.  Via Newsarama Read: DC Gets in the Christmas Spirit by Announcing Endless Winter Event
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  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Returns This Holiday for its ...
        FINALLY! After being delisted from the digital store for six years with plenty of demand from fans, the original comic book creators, and Edgar Wright, Ubisoft will finally do the right thing and re-release Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Complete Edition to modern consoles this holiday season. While no exact release date has been given, the game will be coming out on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia, and Nintendo Switch, making everyone happy. Licensed games are always subject to being delisted since major properties are often sold to other developers or publishers. It’s why games like Transformers: Devastation or Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions cannot be found on digital stores anymore so seeing the Scott Pilgrim game get a re-release on modern consoles is the best. The popular beat-em-up was revealed to be coming back for its 10th anniversary during the UbiForward event where Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake was also announced. Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley did say that he was in talks to bring the game back not too long ago and it looks like those conversations paid off.    Huge thank you to the fans who never shut up about the Scott Pilgrim game, not once, ever, even for one second to let me sleep. This game belongs to you. Now please get out of my house — Bryan Lee O'Malley (@bryanleeomalley) September 10, 2020   As the title suggests, Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Complete Edition will have all of the DLC in one package. Granted, those DLC packs only include Knives Chau and Wallace Wells as extra playable characters but they do ensure that people have more choices when playing the game’s multiplayer. Why do people like the Scott Pilgrim game so much? The wonderful visuals that perfectly capture the comic book’s style, an awesome soundtrack that will have people grooving for days, and addictive beat-em-up gameplay. While the game can get a bit on the hard side, even on Normal, this is still an incredible beat-em-up with so much love put into it and we cannot wait for this. Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game - Complete Edition will be coming out this Holiday season on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia, and Nintendo Switch. Read: Beyond Good and Evil Movie Coming From Netflix With Detective Pikachu Director Helming the Project
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  • Tom King's Batman/Catwoman Maxi-Series Finally Gets a Release Date
        It took a while - as in months and months of waiting - but the first issue of Tom King and Clay Maan’s anticipated Batman/Catwoman maxi-series finally has a release date. The series will act as a more true finale to King’s Batman run, which was cut short after his City of Bane storyline. King and Maan will continue exploring the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle in this fascinating series, which won’t just follow the established present timeline of DC continuity but the past and future as well. DC Comics has confirmed that the Batman/Catwoman #1 release date is Dec. 1. The series was originally announced as a maxi-series that will release every other month but will now have a monthly schedule with one skip month in June 2021 that will have a Batman/Catwoman Special instead. That’s one of the more interesting release strategies and we hope that DC can release them in time; we all remember what happened with Doomsday Clock.     The present of Batman/Catwoman is going to be interesting since it will introduce Andrea Beaumont to DC Comics canon. This character is notable for appearing in the acclaimed Batman: Mask of the Phantasm movie so seeing how she’s handled here is going to be interesting, especially since her Phantasm alias is coming with her. In the past, we will explore how Batman and Catwoman fell in love. Did they first meet in the streets? A boat? This will surely be a treat to comic book fans who have been following them for years and we cannot wait for it.     How about a depressing future? In this future, Batman and Catwoman got married and were happy for many years. Bruce then passes away and Selina Kyle decides to get revenge on someone now that her husband isn’t around to object. This seems like a follow-up to Tom King and Lee Weeks’ Batman Annual #2 where we witness Bruce’s last days in this timeline so that’s interesting.     After months of waiting, Batman/Catwoman #1 will finally come out this December. Are you excited? Read: DC Brings Back Batman: Black and White This December
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  • Amazon Japan May Have Leaked the PS5 Release Date
        We’ve all been waiting for the PlayStation 5 release date, especially since Microsoft officially announced when the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S would be coming out. There are rumors that we could get an announcement next week but nothing has been confirmed so take that with a grain of salt. However, adding to that speculation is Amazon Japan possibly leaking the PS5 release date as the company quickly took down the post. Did someone from Amazon accidentally press the wrong button? Was it staged by Sony and Amazon so that people would talk about the PS5 more? Maybe it’s just someone bored and using photoshop to their advantage? There is too much speculation and a lot to doubt about them so, sadly, the best thing we can do is wait and see. How fun.   PS5コントローラ用充電スタンド PS5用ヘッドセット PS5コントローラ用アタッチメント ・ ・ ・ この商品の発売予定日は2020年11月20日です。 この商品の発売予定日は2020年11月20日です。 この商品の発売予定日は2020年11月20日です。https://t.co/A3GArnN32A 11月20日発売なんですか。 pic.twitter.com/XPppeIhDhr — れんか (@Renka_schedule) September 9, 2020   The lack of information from Sony about the PlayStation 5 has been fairly disappointing, with many fans worried about what the console will be like. That’s not to say it will break and combust when plugged in but the fact that Sony has been so quiet about its release date and price has many worried. Are we getting another PS3 disaster?  For those unfamiliar, Sony was at the height of its hubris when they announced the PlayStation 3. Not only did they decide to release this console months after its competitor the Xbox 360 but they also made it a ridiculous $600. It’s why they lost to Microsoft in the first couple of months, though they did improve the console and even surpassed the overall sales by the end of this console’s lifespan. Basically, let’s hope Sony remembers their past hubris and doesn’t get too cocky with the PS5. As of this writing, the PS5 release date has not been announced. Read: Microsoft Reveals Their Smallest Xbox Ever, The Xbox Series S
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  • Zendaya Won't Have a Major Role in Dune
        Dune is going to be a huge movie when it comes out, as the all-star cast and wonderful visuals from the first trailer shows, so we’re all pretty pumped to see it. There are rumors that the movie is going to get delayed alongside Wonder Woman 1984 so until that’s confirmed, we should still assume that this movie is getting a December 2020 release date. Still, we’re all looking forward to seeing Timothy Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Jason Momoa, and more but those wanting a lot of Zendaya might be disappointed. Both Zendaya and director Denis Villeneuve confirmed that the Spider-Man: Far From Home actress only had four days worth of shooting. Speaking with Empire (Via Digital Spy), the actress said she only has a small part in Dune and that’s why she’s so excited to see this movie when it comes out. Villeneuve also said that working with the actress was a good experience, so we’ll probably see more of her in the sequel. "I only really had a few days with her, so I kind of scratched the surface but it was so much fun figuring her out. What does she walk like, what does she talk like? This is her planet, so how does she navigate this world? It was so fun." Now that we know she’ll only be around for a little while, it makes Dune more interesting. The fact that the first trailer put so much focus on her character means her small role is going to mean a lot. Here’s hoping that they didn’t put all of her scenes in the trailer, which would be hilarious.     Dune is currently scheduled for a December 2020 release, unless a delay is made. Read: Dune Could be Delayed if Wonder Woman 1984 is Pushed Back
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  • Fan-Favorite Young Justice Villain Almost Made it to The Suicide Squad
        The Suicide Squad is looking like a pretty good DCEU film and one that could be better than the 2016 movie, most likely due to the involvement of James Gunn. It seems like he’s done more of his homework than David Ayer did, filling this team with B-listers and teasing that a number of them will be dying like a proper Suicide Squad story from the ‘80s. While we dig who has been confirmed, some fans were hoping to see the ridiculous Sportsmaster make his live-action debut. When a fan asked Gunn on Instagram about the character, Gunn did confirm that he thought about adding Sportsmaster to the group. He would have been a fun villain to watch since the character likes to use sports-related material to commit crimes, making him a fairly silly bad guy. However, Sportsmaster was treated with respect in Young Justice and fans actually liked him there so it is kind of a shame that he won’t be appearing in live-action anytime soon.   James Gunn CONFIRMS he considered using Sportsmaster (Idris's rumored character) for The Suicide Squad. from r/DCEUleaks   Still, when you have characters like Ratchather, T.D.K., Peacemaker, Weasel, and King Shark, it’s hard to complain about who was chosen for The Suicide Squad. A number of them will probably die and those scenes will hopefully be entertaining, though we would all be pretty sad if they choose to kill off King Shark. Like, he’s so cute, why would you kill him? The Suicide Squad is slated for an August 2021 release. Read: DC Brings Back Batman: Black and White This December
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  • DC Brings Back Batman: Black and White This December
        Batman: Black and White, one of the greatest DC anthologies ever made, is coming back for the holidays and we could not be happier. For those unfamiliar, the gist of these anthologies is that a lineup of all-star creators tell short stories about Batman without having to pay attention to things like continuity, giving them absolute freedom to do whatever they want. Like before, the creators chosen for this iteration of the popular series are pretty spectacular.     DC Comics has announced the following creative teams for Batman: Black and White Vol. 5: Paul Dini & Andy Kubert Tim Seeley & Kelley Jones Emma Rios John Arcudi & James Harren Gabriel Hardman & Corinna Bechko JH Williams III Tom King & Mitch Gerads G. Willow Wilson & Greg Smallwood Sophie Campbell David Aja Dustin Weaver Bilquis Evely Joshua Williamson & Riley Rossmo James Tynion IV & Tradd Moore Lee Weeks Chip Zdarsky & Nick Bradshaw This isn’t the final list either as more creators will be announced for the six-issue prestige format series. We really like who they chose and seeing JH Williams III work with DC again after a nasty breakup occurred when the company wouldn’t let him wed Batwoman and his girlfriend during The New 52 is a Christmas miracle in of itself.      We always think that every Batman story has already been told but anthologies like Batman: Black and White always surprise us. The stories either find ways to reinvent old cliches or bring Batman to a completely new setting we haven’t seen before. Here’s hoping that this volume of Black and White continues that trend of quality stories. Batman: Black and White will be coming out on December 8. Read: Batman: The Animated Series Actor Kevin Conroy Celebrates Show's 28th Anniversary
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